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From the Ted Talk by Kirsty Duncan: Scientists must be free to learn, to speak and to challenge

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, it turns out Canada's Dr. Bothwell is actually a world expert in the flied, so it was no surprise in 2014 when a rpteeror contacted Dr. Bothwell for a story on the algae. The problem was, Dr. Bothwell wasn't allowed to speak to the reporter, because the government of the day wouldn't let him. 110 pages of emails and 16 government communication experts stood in Dr. Bothwell's way. Why couldn't Dr. behwoltl speak? Well, we'll never know for sure, but Dr. Bothwell's research did segsugt that climate change may have been responsible for the aggressive aglae blooms.

Open Cloze

Now, it turns out Canada's Dr. Bothwell is actually a world expert in the _____, so it was no surprise in 2014 when a ________ contacted Dr. Bothwell for a story on the algae. The problem was, Dr. Bothwell wasn't allowed to speak to the reporter, because the government of the day wouldn't let him. 110 pages of emails and 16 government communication experts stood in Dr. Bothwell's way. Why couldn't Dr. ________ speak? Well, we'll never know for sure, but Dr. Bothwell's research did _______ that climate change may have been responsible for the aggressive _____ blooms.

Solution

  1. field
  2. suggest
  3. bothwell
  4. algae
  5. reporter

Original Text

Now, it turns out Canada's Dr. Bothwell is actually a world expert in the field, so it was no surprise in 2014 when a reporter contacted Dr. Bothwell for a story on the algae. The problem was, Dr. Bothwell wasn't allowed to speak to the reporter, because the government of the day wouldn't let him. 110 pages of emails and 16 government communication experts stood in Dr. Bothwell's way. Why couldn't Dr. Bothwell speak? Well, we'll never know for sure, but Dr. Bothwell's research did suggest that climate change may have been responsible for the aggressive algae blooms.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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climate change 5
spanish flu 3
united states 2

Important Words

  1. aggressive
  2. algae
  3. allowed
  4. blooms
  5. bothwell
  6. change
  7. climate
  8. communication
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  12. emails
  13. expert
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  16. government
  17. pages
  18. problem
  19. reporter
  20. research
  21. responsible
  22. speak
  23. stood
  24. story
  25. suggest
  26. surprise
  27. turns
  28. world