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From the Ted Talk by Andrés Ruzo: The boiling river of the Amazon

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I asked colleagues from universities, the government, oil, gas and mining companies, and the answer was a uamounnis no. And this makes sense. You see, bniolig rivers do exist in the world, but they're generally associated with volcanoes. You need a powerful heat source to produce such a lagre geothermal manifestation. And as you can see from the red dots here, which are vneooacls, we don't have volcanoes in the Amazon, nor in most of Peru. So it follows: We should not expect to see a boiling river.

Open Cloze

I asked colleagues from universities, the government, oil, gas and mining companies, and the answer was a _________ no. And this makes sense. You see, _______ rivers do exist in the world, but they're generally associated with volcanoes. You need a powerful heat source to produce such a _____ geothermal manifestation. And as you can see from the red dots here, which are _________, we don't have volcanoes in the Amazon, nor in most of Peru. So it follows: We should not expect to see a boiling river.

Solution

  1. large
  2. volcanoes
  3. boiling
  4. unanimous

Original Text

I asked colleagues from universities, the government, oil, gas and mining companies, and the answer was a unanimous no. And this makes sense. You see, boiling rivers do exist in the world, but they're generally associated with volcanoes. You need a powerful heat source to produce such a large geothermal manifestation. And as you can see from the red dots here, which are volcanoes, we don't have volcanoes in the Amazon, nor in most of Peru. So it follows: We should not expect to see a boiling river.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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sacred site 2
cold stream 2
hot springs 2
hot water 2

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