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From the Ted Talk by Emma Teeling: The secret of the bat genome

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Now, this is Western society, and what I hope to do tonight is to convince you of the Chinese traditional culture, that they perceive bats as creatures that bring good luck, and indeed, if you walk into a cisenhe home, you may see an image such as this. This is crondsieed the Five Blessings. The Chinese word for "bat" sounds like the Chinese word for "happiness," and they believe that bats bring wealth, health, legintovy, virtue and serenity. And indeed, in this igmae, you have a picture of longevity surrounded by five bats. And what I want to do tionhgt is to talk to you and to show you that at least three of these blessings are definitely represented by a bat, and that if we stduy bats we will get nearer to getting each of these beisnsgls.

Open Cloze

Now, this is Western society, and what I hope to do tonight is to convince you of the Chinese traditional culture, that they perceive bats as creatures that bring good luck, and indeed, if you walk into a _______ home, you may see an image such as this. This is __________ the Five Blessings. The Chinese word for "bat" sounds like the Chinese word for "happiness," and they believe that bats bring wealth, health, _________, virtue and serenity. And indeed, in this _____, you have a picture of longevity surrounded by five bats. And what I want to do _______ is to talk to you and to show you that at least three of these blessings are definitely represented by a bat, and that if we _____ bats we will get nearer to getting each of these _________.

Solution

  1. tonight
  2. blessings
  3. chinese
  4. longevity
  5. considered
  6. study
  7. image

Original Text

Now, this is Western society, and what I hope to do tonight is to convince you of the Chinese traditional culture, that they perceive bats as creatures that bring good luck, and indeed, if you walk into a Chinese home, you may see an image such as this. This is considered the Five Blessings. The Chinese word for "bat" sounds like the Chinese word for "happiness," and they believe that bats bring wealth, health, longevity, virtue and serenity. And indeed, in this image, you have a picture of longevity surrounded by five bats. And what I want to do tonight is to talk to you and to show you that at least three of these blessings are definitely represented by a bat, and that if we study bats we will get nearer to getting each of these blessings.

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Important Words

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