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From the Ted Talk by Leo Lanna and Lvcas Fiat: The colorful, shapeshifting wonder of the Amazon's praying mantises

Unscramble the Blue Letters

LF: They all sinhe it back to us, in colors we could have never even dreamed of. A brilliant blue is some species, a soft and warming orange in others, and then all at once, on this beautiful hooded mantis. These colors are real, technology alelwod us to see them with our naked eyes. A visible and magical fsrcuelcenoe. Even the dead leaf mantis was certainly sparkling like liquid fire. And to our delight, the whole jungle retavebrered in unimaginable colors. What are they trying to cnmiatcuome? Which other secrets are we missing?

Open Cloze

LF: They all _____ it back to us, in colors we could have never even dreamed of. A brilliant blue is some species, a soft and warming orange in others, and then all at once, on this beautiful hooded mantis. These colors are real, technology _______ us to see them with our naked eyes. A visible and magical ____________. Even the dead leaf mantis was certainly sparkling like liquid fire. And to our delight, the whole jungle ____________ in unimaginable colors. What are they trying to ___________? Which other secrets are we missing?

Solution

  1. reverberated
  2. allowed
  3. shine
  4. fluorescence
  5. communicate

Original Text

LF: They all shine it back to us, in colors we could have never even dreamed of. A brilliant blue is some species, a soft and warming orange in others, and then all at once, on this beautiful hooded mantis. These colors are real, technology allowed us to see them with our naked eyes. A visible and magical fluorescence. Even the dead leaf mantis was certainly sparkling like liquid fire. And to our delight, the whole jungle reverberated in unimaginable colors. What are they trying to communicate? Which other secrets are we missing?

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
praying mantis 6
praying mantises 3

Important Words

  1. allowed
  2. beautiful
  3. blue
  4. brilliant
  5. colors
  6. communicate
  7. dead
  8. delight
  9. dreamed
  10. eyes
  11. fire
  12. fluorescence
  13. hooded
  14. jungle
  15. leaf
  16. liquid
  17. magical
  18. mantis
  19. missing
  20. naked
  21. orange
  22. real
  23. reverberated
  24. secrets
  25. shine
  26. soft
  27. sparkling
  28. species
  29. technology
  30. unimaginable
  31. visible
  32. warming