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"From the Ted Talk by Greg Stone: Saving the ocean one island at a time"

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And what's the coetxnt of the Phoenix Islands? Where do these exist? Well they exist in the rlbeipuc of Kiribati, and Kiribati is located in the canretl Pacific in three island groups. In the west we have the Gilbert Islands. In the center we have the phioenx Islands, which is the subject that I'm talking about. And then over to the east we have the Line ildasns. It's the largest atoll nation in the world. And they have about 110,000 people spread out over 33 islands. They control 3.4 million cubic miles of ocean, and that's between one and two perenct of all the ocean water on the planet. And when I was first going up there, I barely knew the name of this country 10 years ago, and people would ask me, "Why are you going to this place cleald Kiribati?" And it reminded me of that old joke where the bank robber comes out of the ctuuohrose handcuffed, and the reporter yells, "Hey, Willy. Why do you rob banks?" And he says, "cause that's where all the mneoy is." And I would tell people, "Why do I go to Kiribati? Because that's where all the ocean is." They basically are one naiotn that controls most of the eartauoqil waters of the Central Pacific Ocean.

Open Cloze

And what's the _______ of the Phoenix Islands? Where do these exist? Well they exist in the ________ of Kiribati, and Kiribati is located in the _______ Pacific in three island groups. In the west we have the Gilbert Islands. In the center we have the _______ Islands, which is the subject that I'm talking about. And then over to the east we have the Line _______. It's the largest atoll nation in the world. And they have about 110,000 people spread out over 33 islands. They control 3.4 million cubic miles of ocean, and that's between one and two _______ of all the ocean water on the planet. And when I was first going up there, I barely knew the name of this country 10 years ago, and people would ask me, "Why are you going to this place ______ Kiribati?" And it reminded me of that old joke where the bank robber comes out of the __________ handcuffed, and the reporter yells, "Hey, Willy. Why do you rob banks?" And he says, "cause that's where all the _____ is." And I would tell people, "Why do I go to Kiribati? Because that's where all the ocean is." They basically are one ______ that controls most of the __________ waters of the Central Pacific Ocean.

Solution

  1. nation
  2. called
  3. republic
  4. money
  5. context
  6. equatorial
  7. phoenix
  8. central
  9. courthouse
  10. percent
  11. islands

Original Text

And what's the context of the Phoenix Islands? Where do these exist? Well they exist in the Republic of Kiribati, and Kiribati is located in the Central Pacific in three island groups. In the west we have the Gilbert Islands. In the center we have the Phoenix Islands, which is the subject that I'm talking about. And then over to the east we have the Line Islands. It's the largest atoll nation in the world. And they have about 110,000 people spread out over 33 islands. They control 3.4 million cubic miles of ocean, and that's between one and two percent of all the ocean water on the planet. And when I was first going up there, I barely knew the name of this country 10 years ago, and people would ask me, "Why are you going to this place called Kiribati?" And it reminded me of that old joke where the bank robber comes out of the courthouse handcuffed, and the reporter yells, "Hey, Willy. Why do you rob banks?" And he says, "cause that's where all the money is." And I would tell people, "Why do I go to Kiribati? Because that's where all the ocean is." They basically are one nation that controls most of the equatorial waters of the Central Pacific Ocean.

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fishing license 5
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deep sea 3
trust board 3

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