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From the Ted Talk by Pavan Sukhdev: Put a value on nature!

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

But calculating this at the next level, that means at the business sector _____, is _________. And actually we've done this with the TEEB project. We've done this for a very difficult case, which was for deforestation in China. This is important, because in China in 1997, the ______ River actually went dry for nine months causing ______ loss of ___________ output and pain and loss to society. Just a year later the Yangtze flooded, causing something like 5,500 deaths. So clearly there was a problem with _____________. It was associated largely with the construction industry.

Solution

  1. agriculture
  2. deforestation
  3. yellow
  4. severe
  5. level
  6. important

Original Text

But calculating this at the next level, that means at the business sector level, is important. And actually we've done this with the TEEB project. We've done this for a very difficult case, which was for deforestation in China. This is important, because in China in 1997, the Yellow River actually went dry for nine months causing severe loss of agriculture output and pain and loss to society. Just a year later the Yangtze flooded, causing something like 5,500 deaths. So clearly there was a problem with deforestation. It was associated largely with the construction industry.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. agriculture
  2. business
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  6. china
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  12. flooded
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  29. yangtze
  30. year
  31. yellow