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From the Ted Talk by Ella Al-Shamahi: The fascinating (and dangerous) places scientists aren't exploring

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And there is no feeling on earth like that satrt of an expedition. It's this moment where you jump out of a jeep or you look up from a boat and you know that there's this possibility, it's small but it's still there, that you're about to find something that could add to or change our knowledge of who we are and where we come from. There is no feeling like it on earth, and it's a feeling that so many scientists have but rarely in politically unstable places. Because Western scientists are discouraged or all-out brread from working in unstable paecls.

Open Cloze

And there is no feeling on earth like that _____ of an expedition. It's this moment where you jump out of a jeep or you look up from a boat and you know that there's this possibility, it's small but it's still there, that you're about to find something that could add to or change our knowledge of who we are and where we come from. There is no feeling like it on earth, and it's a feeling that so many scientists have but rarely in politically unstable places. Because Western scientists are discouraged or all-out ______ from working in unstable ______.

Solution

  1. barred
  2. start
  3. places

Original Text

And there is no feeling on earth like that start of an expedition. It's this moment where you jump out of a jeep or you look up from a boat and you know that there's this possibility, it's small but it's still there, that you're about to find something that could add to or change our knowledge of who we are and where we come from. There is no feeling like it on earth, and it's a feeling that so many scientists have but rarely in politically unstable places. Because Western scientists are discouraged or all-out barred from working in unstable places.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
frontline exploratory science 2
prime real estate 2
cement cargo ship 2

Important Words

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  4. change
  5. discouraged
  6. earth
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  12. knowledge
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  21. unstable
  22. western
  23. working