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From the Ted Talk by Dianna Cohen: Tough truths about plastic pollution

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I baegn talking with peploe who actually had been out to the gyre and were sdntuiyg the plastic problem in the marine environment and upon doing so, I realized actually that cleaning it up would be a very small drop in the bucket relative to how much is being gtenaered every day around the world, and that actually I needed to back up and look at the bigger picture. And the bigger picture is: we need to find a way to turn off the faucet. We need to cut the spigot of single-use and disposable pscatils, which are entering the marine environment every day on a global scale.

Open Cloze

I _____ talking with ______ who actually had been out to the gyre and were ________ the plastic problem in the marine environment and upon doing so, I realized actually that cleaning it up would be a very small drop in the bucket relative to how much is being _________ every day around the world, and that actually I needed to back up and look at the bigger picture. And the bigger picture is: we need to find a way to turn off the faucet. We need to cut the spigot of single-use and disposable ________, which are entering the marine environment every day on a global scale.

Solution

  1. began
  2. plastics
  3. people
  4. generated
  5. studying

Original Text

I began talking with people who actually had been out to the gyre and were studying the plastic problem in the marine environment and upon doing so, I realized actually that cleaning it up would be a very small drop in the bucket relative to how much is being generated every day around the world, and that actually I needed to back up and look at the bigger picture. And the bigger picture is: we need to find a way to turn off the faucet. We need to cut the spigot of single-use and disposable plastics, which are entering the marine environment every day on a global scale.

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Important Words

  1. began
  2. bigger
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  4. cleaning
  5. cut
  6. day
  7. disposable
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  10. environment
  11. faucet
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  24. relative
  25. scale
  26. small
  27. spigot
  28. studying
  29. talking
  30. turn
  31. world