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"From the Ted Talk by Antonio Donato Nobre: The magic of the Amazon"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

If we take a look at this other image, which shows the water vopar flow, you have dry air in black, msiot air in gray, and clouds in white. What you see there is an extraordinary resurgence in the Amazon. What phenomenon — if it's not a desert, what phenomenon makes water gush from the ground into the atmosphere with such power that it can be seen from space? What phenomenon is this? It could be a geyser. A geyser is underground water heated by magma, exploding into the atmosphere and transferring this water into the atmosphere. There are no geysers in the aazmon, unless I am wonrg. I don't know of any. But we have something that plays the same role, with much more elegance though: the teres, our good old fdirens that, like geysers, can tesnfrar an enormous anumot of water from the ground into the atmosphere.

Open Cloze

If we take a look at this other image, which shows the water _____ flow, you have dry air in black, _____ air in gray, and clouds in white. What you see there is an extraordinary resurgence in the Amazon. What phenomenon — if it's not a desert, what phenomenon makes water gush from the ground into the atmosphere with such power that it can be seen from space? What phenomenon is this? It could be a geyser. A geyser is underground water heated by magma, exploding into the atmosphere and transferring this water into the atmosphere. There are no geysers in the ______, unless I am _____. I don't know of any. But we have something that plays the same role, with much more elegance though: the _____, our good old _______ that, like geysers, can ________ an enormous ______ of water from the ground into the atmosphere.

Solution

  1. wrong
  2. vapor
  3. friends
  4. amount
  5. transfer
  6. moist
  7. amazon
  8. trees

Original Text

If we take a look at this other image, which shows the water vapor flow, you have dry air in black, moist air in gray, and clouds in white. What you see there is an extraordinary resurgence in the Amazon. What phenomenon — if it's not a desert, what phenomenon makes water gush from the ground into the atmosphere with such power that it can be seen from space? What phenomenon is this? It could be a geyser. A geyser is underground water heated by magma, exploding into the atmosphere and transferring this water into the atmosphere. There are no geysers in the Amazon, unless I am wrong. I don't know of any. But we have something that plays the same role, with much more elegance though: the trees, our good old friends that, like geysers, can transfer an enormous amount of water from the ground into the atmosphere.

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green ocean 3
morpho butterfly 3

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Important Words

  1. air
  2. amazon
  3. amount
  4. atmosphere
  5. black
  6. clouds
  7. desert
  8. dry
  9. elegance
  10. enormous
  11. exploding
  12. extraordinary
  13. flow
  14. friends
  15. geyser
  16. geysers
  17. good
  18. gray
  19. ground
  20. gush
  21. heated
  22. image
  23. magma
  24. moist
  25. phenomenon
  26. plays
  27. power
  28. resurgence
  29. role
  30. shows
  31. space
  32. transfer
  33. transferring
  34. trees
  35. underground
  36. vapor
  37. water
  38. white
  39. wrong