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From the Ted Talk by Charles Moore: Seas of plastic

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Here is a remote island repository for bottles off the casot of Baja California. Isla San Roque is an ubiiatnnhed bird rookery off Baja's sparsely populated central coast. Notice that the bottles here have caps on them. Bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate, PET, will sink in seawater and not make it this far from civilization. Also, the caps are produced in separate factories from a different plastic, polypropylene. They will float in saeewtar, but unfortunately do not get relcecyd under the bottle bllis.

Open Cloze

Here is a remote island repository for bottles off the _____ of Baja California. Isla San Roque is an ___________ bird rookery off Baja's sparsely populated central coast. Notice that the bottles here have caps on them. Bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate, PET, will sink in seawater and not make it this far from civilization. Also, the caps are produced in separate factories from a different plastic, polypropylene. They will float in ________, but unfortunately do not get ________ under the bottle _____.

Solution

  1. bills
  2. seawater
  3. recycled
  4. coast
  5. uninhabited

Original Text

Here is a remote island repository for bottles off the coast of Baja California. Isla San Roque is an uninhabited bird rookery off Baja's sparsely populated central coast. Notice that the bottles here have caps on them. Bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate, PET, will sink in seawater and not make it this far from civilization. Also, the caps are produced in separate factories from a different plastic, polypropylene. They will float in seawater, but unfortunately do not get recycled under the bottle bills.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
bottle caps 5
long beach 4
plastic fragments 2
certified organic 2

Important Words

  1. baja
  2. bills
  3. bird
  4. bottle
  5. bottles
  6. california
  7. caps
  8. central
  9. civilization
  10. coast
  11. factories
  12. float
  13. isla
  14. island
  15. notice
  16. pet
  17. plastic
  18. polyethylene
  19. polypropylene
  20. populated
  21. produced
  22. recycled
  23. remote
  24. repository
  25. rookery
  26. roque
  27. san
  28. seawater
  29. separate
  30. sink
  31. sparsely
  32. terephthalate
  33. uninhabited