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From the Ted Talk by Burt Rutan: The real future of space exploration

Unscramble the Blue Letters

If you look at what heppaend — this little baclk line is as fast as man ever flew, and the red line is top-of-the-line military fighters and the blue line is commercial air tonprarst. You notice here's a big jump when I was a little kid — and I think that had something to do with giving me the courage to go out and try something that other polepe weren't having the courage to try. Well, what did I do when I was a kid? I didn't do the hotrods and the glris and the danicng and, well, we didn't have drugs in those days. But I did competition model airplanes. I spnet about seven yaers during the Vietnam War flight-testing airplanes for the Air Force. And then I went in and I had a lot of fun building airplanes that people could build in their garages. And some 3,000 of those are flying. Of course, one of them is around the world Voyager. I founded another company in '82, which is my company now. And we have developed more than one new type of aralpnie every year since 1982. And there's a lot of them that I actually can't show you on this chart.

Open Cloze

If you look at what ________ — this little _____ line is as fast as man ever flew, and the red line is top-of-the-line military fighters and the blue line is commercial air _________. You notice here's a big jump when I was a little kid — and I think that had something to do with giving me the courage to go out and try something that other ______ weren't having the courage to try. Well, what did I do when I was a kid? I didn't do the hotrods and the _____ and the _______ and, well, we didn't have drugs in those days. But I did competition model airplanes. I _____ about seven _____ during the Vietnam War flight-testing airplanes for the Air Force. And then I went in and I had a lot of fun building airplanes that people could build in their garages. And some 3,000 of those are flying. Of course, one of them is around the world Voyager. I founded another company in '82, which is my company now. And we have developed more than one new type of ________ every year since 1982. And there's a lot of them that I actually can't show you on this chart.

Solution

  1. airplane
  2. girls
  3. transport
  4. years
  5. spent
  6. people
  7. black
  8. happened
  9. dancing

Original Text

If you look at what happened — this little black line is as fast as man ever flew, and the red line is top-of-the-line military fighters and the blue line is commercial air transport. You notice here's a big jump when I was a little kid — and I think that had something to do with giving me the courage to go out and try something that other people weren't having the courage to try. Well, what did I do when I was a kid? I didn't do the hotrods and the girls and the dancing and, well, we didn't have drugs in those days. But I did competition model airplanes. I spent about seven years during the Vietnam War flight-testing airplanes for the Air Force. And then I went in and I had a lot of fun building airplanes that people could build in their garages. And some 3,000 of those are flying. Of course, one of them is around the world Voyager. I founded another company in '82, which is my company now. And we have developed more than one new type of airplane every year since 1982. And there's a lot of them that I actually can't show you on this chart.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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military fighters 4
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human space 3
cell phone 2
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intelligent design 2
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space race 2

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human space flight 2

Important Words

  1. air
  2. airplane
  3. airplanes
  4. big
  5. black
  6. blue
  7. build
  8. building
  9. chart
  10. commercial
  11. company
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  13. courage
  14. dancing
  15. days
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  17. drugs
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  21. flying
  22. force
  23. founded
  24. fun
  25. garages
  26. girls
  27. giving
  28. happened
  29. hotrods
  30. jump
  31. kid
  32. line
  33. lot
  34. man
  35. military
  36. model
  37. notice
  38. people
  39. red
  40. show
  41. spent
  42. transport
  43. type
  44. vietnam
  45. voyager
  46. war
  47. world
  48. year
  49. years