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From the Ted Talk by Katie Paterson: The mind-bending art of deep time

Unscramble the Blue Letters

More recently in my practice, I’ve come to believe that looking forward is just as imntaprot as looking back. How do we speak to unborn people? How do we build a birgde across time? I thought the world's literary voices may be the best at doing that job, so I proposed a library of the future: a forest, a room, 100 aourhts and 100 years. It started in 2014. On the oisttkurs of Oslo, we planted a thousand baby Spruce trees. When they’re fully grown, they’re going to be cut and made into paper. Every year for 100 yraes a different author is invited to write something new. Their wodrs will become an anthology of books printed on paper made from these trees, only to be read in the year 2114.

Open Cloze

More recently in my practice, I’ve come to believe that looking forward is just as _________ as looking back. How do we speak to unborn people? How do we build a ______ across time? I thought the world's literary voices may be the best at doing that job, so I proposed a library of the future: a forest, a room, 100 _______ and 100 years. It started in 2014. On the _________ of Oslo, we planted a thousand baby Spruce trees. When they’re fully grown, they’re going to be cut and made into paper. Every year for 100 _____ a different author is invited to write something new. Their _____ will become an anthology of books printed on paper made from these trees, only to be read in the year 2114.

Solution

  1. years
  2. words
  3. authors
  4. outskirts
  5. bridge
  6. important

Original Text

More recently in my practice, I’ve come to believe that looking forward is just as important as looking back. How do we speak to unborn people? How do we build a bridge across time? I thought the world's literary voices may be the best at doing that job, so I proposed a library of the future: a forest, a room, 100 authors and 100 years. It started in 2014. On the outskirts of Oslo, we planted a thousand baby Spruce trees. When they’re fully grown, they’re going to be cut and made into paper. Every year for 100 years a different author is invited to write something new. Their words will become an anthology of books printed on paper made from these trees, only to be read in the year 2114.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
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Important Words

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