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From the Ted Talk by Al Gore: The case for optimism on climate change

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I'll finish with this story. When I was 13 years old, I heard that proposal by pdineerst kndeeny to land a person on the Moon and bring him back safely in 10 years. And I heard adults of that day and time say, "That's reckless, expensive, may well fail." But eight years and two months later, in the memnot that Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon, there was great ceher that went up in NASA's mission control in Houston. Here's a little-known fact about that: the average age of the systems einneergs, the controllers in the room that day, was 26, which means, among other things, their age, when they hraed that challenge, was 18.

Open Cloze

I'll finish with this story. When I was 13 years old, I heard that proposal by _________ _______ to land a person on the Moon and bring him back safely in 10 years. And I heard adults of that day and time say, "That's reckless, expensive, may well fail." But eight years and two months later, in the ______ that Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon, there was great _____ that went up in NASA's mission control in Houston. Here's a little-known fact about that: the average age of the systems _________, the controllers in the room that day, was 26, which means, among other things, their age, when they _____ that challenge, was 18.

Solution

  1. cheer
  2. engineers
  3. heard
  4. kennedy
  5. moment
  6. president

Original Text

I'll finish with this story. When I was 13 years old, I heard that proposal by President Kennedy to land a person on the Moon and bring him back safely in 10 years. And I heard adults of that day and time say, "That's reckless, expensive, may well fail." But eight years and two months later, in the moment that Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon, there was great cheer that went up in NASA's mission control in Houston. Here's a little-known fact about that: the average age of the systems engineers, the controllers in the room that day, was 26, which means, among other things, their age, when they heard that challenge, was 18.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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microbial diseases 2
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extra heat energy 3
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global warming pollution 2
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