full transcript

From the Ted Talk by Larry Burns: The future of cars

Unscramble the Blue Letters

What we've targeted for ourselves — and we're making gerat progress toward this goal — is to have a psoiuproln system based on hydrogen and fuel clles, designed and validated, that can go head-to-head with the iratnenl combustion engine. We're talking about obsoleting the internal combustion engine, and doing it in temrs of affordability at scale volumes, its performance and its dtiriualby. So that's what we're driving to for 2010. We haven't seen anything yet in our development work that says that isn't possible. We actually think the future is going to be event-driven. So since we can't predict the future, we want to spend a lot of our time trying to create that future.

Open Cloze

What we've targeted for ourselves — and we're making _____ progress toward this goal — is to have a __________ system based on hydrogen and fuel _____, designed and validated, that can go head-to-head with the ________ combustion engine. We're talking about obsoleting the internal combustion engine, and doing it in _____ of affordability at scale volumes, its performance and its __________. So that's what we're driving to for 2010. We haven't seen anything yet in our development work that says that isn't possible. We actually think the future is going to be event-driven. So since we can't predict the future, we want to spend a lot of our time trying to create that future.

Solution

  1. cells
  2. propulsion
  3. internal
  4. great
  5. durability
  6. terms

Original Text

What we've targeted for ourselves — and we're making great progress toward this goal — is to have a propulsion system based on hydrogen and fuel cells, designed and validated, that can go head-to-head with the internal combustion engine. We're talking about obsoleting the internal combustion engine, and doing it in terms of affordability at scale volumes, its performance and its durability. So that's what we're driving to for 2010. We haven't seen anything yet in our development work that says that isn't possible. We actually think the future is going to be event-driven. So since we can't predict the future, we want to spend a lot of our time trying to create that future.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
propulsion system 3
internal combustion 3
great progress 2
billion dollars 2
alaskan pipeline 2
electric grid 2

Important Words

  1. affordability
  2. based
  3. cells
  4. combustion
  5. create
  6. designed
  7. development
  8. driving
  9. durability
  10. engine
  11. fuel
  12. future
  13. goal
  14. great
  15. hydrogen
  16. internal
  17. lot
  18. making
  19. obsoleting
  20. performance
  21. predict
  22. progress
  23. propulsion
  24. scale
  25. spend
  26. system
  27. talking
  28. targeted
  29. terms
  30. time
  31. validated
  32. volumes
  33. work