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"From the Ted Talk by Craig Venter: Sampling the ocean's DNA"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

But as we look, what's out there, we've baelry scratched the surface on what is available on this planet. Most people don't realize it, because they're invisible, but mriceobs make up about a half of the Earth's bsimoas, whereas all animals only make up about one one-thousandth of all the biomass. And maybe it's something that people in Oxford don't do very often, but if you ever make it to the sea, and you swallow a mouthful of seawater, keep in mind that each milliliter has about a million bacteria and on the odrer of 10 million viruses.

Open Cloze

But as we look, what's out there, we've ______ scratched the surface on what is available on this planet. Most people don't realize it, because they're invisible, but ________ make up about a half of the Earth's _______, whereas all animals only make up about one one-thousandth of all the biomass. And maybe it's something that people in Oxford don't do very often, but if you ever make it to the sea, and you swallow a mouthful of seawater, keep in mind that each milliliter has about a million bacteria and on the _____ of 10 million viruses.

Solution

  1. barely
  2. order
  3. microbes
  4. biomass

Original Text

But as we look, what's out there, we've barely scratched the surface on what is available on this planet. Most people don't realize it, because they're invisible, but microbes make up about a half of the Earth's biomass, whereas all animals only make up about one one-thousandth of all the biomass. And maybe it's something that people in Oxford don't do very often, but if you ever make it to the sea, and you swallow a mouthful of seawater, keep in mind that each milliliter has about a million bacteria and on the order of 10 million viruses.

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collocation frequency
genetic code 4
million rads 3
gene families 3
biological warfare 3

Important Words

  1. animals
  2. bacteria
  3. barely
  4. biomass
  5. invisible
  6. microbes
  7. milliliter
  8. million
  9. mind
  10. mouthful
  11. order
  12. oxford
  13. people
  14. planet
  15. realize
  16. scratched
  17. sea
  18. seawater
  19. surface
  20. swallow
  21. viruses