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From the Ted Talk by David Gallo: Underwater astonishments

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, Roger sookped him, so he took off in a cluod of ink, and when he lands, the ocoupts says, "Oh, I've been seen. The best thing to do is to get as big as I can get." That big brown makes his eyespot very big. So, he's bluffing. Let's do it backwards. I thought he was joking when he first showed it to me. I thought it was all graphics. So here it is in reverse. Watch the skin color; watch the skin texture. Just an amazing anaiml, it can change cloor and texture to match the surroundings. Watch him blend right into this algae. One, two, three.

Open Cloze

Now, Roger _______ him, so he took off in a _____ of ink, and when he lands, the _______ says, "Oh, I've been seen. The best thing to do is to get as big as I can get." That big brown makes his eyespot very big. So, he's bluffing. Let's do it backwards. I thought he was joking when he first showed it to me. I thought it was all graphics. So here it is in reverse. Watch the skin color; watch the skin texture. Just an amazing ______, it can change _____ and texture to match the surroundings. Watch him blend right into this algae. One, two, three.

Solution

  1. cloud
  2. spooked
  3. octopus
  4. animal
  5. color

Original Text

Now, Roger spooked him, so he took off in a cloud of ink, and when he lands, the octopus says, "Oh, I've been seen. The best thing to do is to get as big as I can get." That big brown makes his eyespot very big. So, he's bluffing. Let's do it backwards. I thought he was joking when he first showed it to me. I thought it was all graphics. So here it is in reverse. Watch the skin color; watch the skin texture. Just an amazing animal, it can change color and texture to match the surroundings. Watch him blend right into this algae. One, two, three.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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positively amazing 3
shallow water 3
learning lots 2
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Important Words

  1. algae
  2. amazing
  3. animal
  4. big
  5. blend
  6. bluffing
  7. brown
  8. change
  9. cloud
  10. color
  11. eyespot
  12. graphics
  13. ink
  14. joking
  15. lands
  16. match
  17. octopus
  18. reverse
  19. roger
  20. showed
  21. skin
  22. spooked
  23. surroundings
  24. texture
  25. thought
  26. watch