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From the Ted Talk by Joe Lassiter: We need nuclear power to solve climate change

Unscramble the Blue Letters

First of all, we have to think about the mdagntuie of the problem. Between now and 2040, 800 to 1,600 new coal plants are going to be built around the wrold. This week, between one and three one-gigawatt coal plants are being turned on around the world. That's happening regardless of what we want, because the people that rule their countries, assessing the interests of their citizens, have decided it's in the isnetret of their citizens to do that. And that's going to hpaepn unless they have a better alternative. And every 100 of those plants will use up between one percent and three percent of the Earth's climate budget.

Open Cloze

First of all, we have to think about the _________ of the problem. Between now and 2040, 800 to 1,600 new coal plants are going to be built around the _____. This week, between one and three one-gigawatt coal plants are being turned on around the world. That's happening regardless of what we want, because the people that rule their countries, assessing the interests of their citizens, have decided it's in the ________ of their citizens to do that. And that's going to ______ unless they have a better alternative. And every 100 of those plants will use up between one percent and three percent of the Earth's climate budget.

Solution

  1. magnitude
  2. happen
  3. world
  4. interest

Original Text

First of all, we have to think about the magnitude of the problem. Between now and 2040, 800 to 1,600 new coal plants are going to be built around the world. This week, between one and three one-gigawatt coal plants are being turned on around the world. That's happening regardless of what we want, because the people that rule their countries, assessing the interests of their citizens, have decided it's in the interest of their citizens to do that. And that's going to happen unless they have a better alternative. And every 100 of those plants will use up between one percent and three percent of the Earth's climate budget.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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billion people 3
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nuclear power 3
cooking fuels 2
heating fuels 2
developed world 2
united states 2
population lived 2
extreme poverty 2
coal plants 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
clean cooking fuels 2

Important Words

  1. alternative
  2. assessing
  3. budget
  4. built
  5. citizens
  6. climate
  7. coal
  8. countries
  9. decided
  10. happen
  11. happening
  12. interest
  13. interests
  14. magnitude
  15. people
  16. percent
  17. plants
  18. problem
  19. rule
  20. turned
  21. week
  22. world