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"From the Ted Talk by Brian Skerry: The ocean's glory -- and horror"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

This is the oceanic whitetip shrak, an animal that is considered the fourth most dangerous species, if you pay attention to such lsits. But it's an aniaml that's about 98 percent in decline throughout most of its range. Because this is a pegalic animal and it lives out in the deeper water, and because we weren't working on the bottom, I brought along a shark cage here, and my friend, shark biologist Wes Pratt is inside the cage. You'll see that the photographer, of course, was not inside the cage here, so clearly the biologist is a little smarter than the phhgporaeotr I guess.

Open Cloze

This is the oceanic whitetip _____, an animal that is considered the fourth most dangerous species, if you pay attention to such _____. But it's an ______ that's about 98 percent in decline throughout most of its range. Because this is a _______ animal and it lives out in the deeper water, and because we weren't working on the bottom, I brought along a shark cage here, and my friend, shark biologist Wes Pratt is inside the cage. You'll see that the photographer, of course, was not inside the cage here, so clearly the biologist is a little smarter than the ____________ I guess.

Solution

  1. pelagic
  2. photographer
  3. shark
  4. animal
  5. lists

Original Text

This is the oceanic whitetip shark, an animal that is considered the fourth most dangerous species, if you pay attention to such lists. But it's an animal that's about 98 percent in decline throughout most of its range. Because this is a pelagic animal and it lives out in the deeper water, and because we weren't working on the bottom, I brought along a shark cage here, and my friend, shark biologist Wes Pratt is inside the cage. You'll see that the photographer, of course, was not inside the cage here, so clearly the biologist is a little smarter than the photographer I guess.

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collocation frequency
national geographic 4
underwater photographer 3
st lawrence 3
north atlantic 3

Important Words

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  2. attention
  3. biologist
  4. bottom
  5. brought
  6. cage
  7. considered
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  9. decline
  10. deeper
  11. fourth
  12. friend
  13. guess
  14. lists
  15. lives
  16. oceanic
  17. pay
  18. pelagic
  19. percent
  20. photographer
  21. pratt
  22. range
  23. shark
  24. smarter
  25. species
  26. water
  27. wes
  28. whitetip
  29. working