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"From the Ted Talk by Mike Biddle: We can recycle plastic"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now when you see these mountains, most pelpoe think of garbage. We see above-ground menis. And the rsaeon we see mines is because there's a lot of valuable raw materials that went into making all of this stuff in the first place. And it's becoming increasingly important that we figure out how to extract these raw meiatrlas from these extremely complicated waste smtreas. Because as we've heard all week at TED, the world's getting to be a smaller place with more people in it who want more and more stuff. And of course, they want the toys and the tools that many of us take for granted.

Open Cloze

Now when you see these mountains, most ______ think of garbage. We see above-ground _____. And the ______ we see mines is because there's a lot of valuable raw materials that went into making all of this stuff in the first place. And it's becoming increasingly important that we figure out how to extract these raw _________ from these extremely complicated waste _______. Because as we've heard all week at TED, the world's getting to be a smaller place with more people in it who want more and more stuff. And of course, they want the toys and the tools that many of us take for granted.

Solution

  1. reason
  2. materials
  3. streams
  4. mines
  5. people

Original Text

Now when you see these mountains, most people think of garbage. We see above-ground mines. And the reason we see mines is because there's a lot of valuable raw materials that went into making all of this stuff in the first place. And it's becoming increasingly important that we figure out how to extract these raw materials from these extremely complicated waste streams. Because as we've heard all week at TED, the world's getting to be a smaller place with more people in it who want more and more stuff. And of course, they want the toys and the tools that many of us take for granted.

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Important Words

  1. complicated
  2. extract
  3. extremely
  4. figure
  5. garbage
  6. granted
  7. heard
  8. important
  9. increasingly
  10. lot
  11. making
  12. materials
  13. mines
  14. mountains
  15. people
  16. place
  17. raw
  18. reason
  19. smaller
  20. streams
  21. stuff
  22. ted
  23. tools
  24. toys
  25. valuable
  26. waste
  27. week