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From the Ted Talk by Antonio Donato Nobre: The magic of the Amazon A river that flows invisibly all around us

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We'll strat by thinking that water is like blood. The cuaoicltirn in our body distributes fsreh blood, which feeds, nurtures and supports us, and brings the used blood back to be renewed. In the Amazon, things happen similarly. We'll start by tklniag about the power of all these processes. This is an image of rain in motion. What you see there is the years passing in seconds. rinas all over the world. What do you see? The equatorial region, in general, and the Amazon specifically, is extremely important for the world's climate. It's a powerful engine. There is a fnitrac evaporation taking place here.

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We'll _____ by thinking that water is like blood. The ___________ in our body distributes _____ blood, which feeds, nurtures and supports us, and brings the used blood back to be renewed. In the Amazon, things happen similarly. We'll start by _______ about the power of all these processes. This is an image of rain in motion. What you see there is the years passing in seconds. _____ all over the world. What do you see? The equatorial region, in general, and the Amazon specifically, is extremely important for the world's climate. It's a powerful engine. There is a _______ evaporation taking place here.

Solution

  1. circulation
  2. talking
  3. start
  4. fresh
  5. frantic
  6. rains

Original Text

We'll start by thinking that water is like blood. The circulation in our body distributes fresh blood, which feeds, nurtures and supports us, and brings the used blood back to be renewed. In the Amazon, things happen similarly. We'll start by talking about the power of all these processes. This is an image of rain in motion. What you see there is the years passing in seconds. Rains all over the world. What do you see? The equatorial region, in general, and the Amazon specifically, is extremely important for the world's climate. It's a powerful engine. There is a frantic evaporation taking place here.

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