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From the Ted Talk by Carl Safina: What are animals thinking and feeling?

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Octopuses use tools, as well as do most apes and they recognize human faces. How do we cerlteabe the ape-like intelligence of this inrvebtarete? Mostly boiled. If a grouper chases a fish into a crevice in the coral, it will sometimes go to where it knows a moray eel is sleeping and it will signal to the moray, "Follow me," and the moray will understand that signal. The mraoy may go into the ccrivee and get the fish, but the fish may bolt and the gpruoer may get it. This is an ancient partnership that we have just recently found out about. How do we celebrate that ancient prreatnhisp? Mostly fried. A pattern is emerging and it says a lot more about us than it does about them.

Open Cloze

Octopuses use tools, as well as do most apes and they recognize human faces. How do we _________ the ape-like intelligence of this ____________? Mostly boiled. If a grouper chases a fish into a crevice in the coral, it will sometimes go to where it knows a moray eel is sleeping and it will signal to the moray, "Follow me," and the moray will understand that signal. The _____ may go into the _______ and get the fish, but the fish may bolt and the _______ may get it. This is an ancient partnership that we have just recently found out about. How do we celebrate that ancient ___________? Mostly fried. A pattern is emerging and it says a lot more about us than it does about them.

Solution

  1. partnership
  2. crevice
  3. celebrate
  4. grouper
  5. moray
  6. invertebrate

Original Text

Octopuses use tools, as well as do most apes and they recognize human faces. How do we celebrate the ape-like intelligence of this invertebrate? Mostly boiled. If a grouper chases a fish into a crevice in the coral, it will sometimes go to where it knows a moray eel is sleeping and it will signal to the moray, "Follow me," and the moray will understand that signal. The moray may go into the crevice and get the fish, but the fish may bolt and the grouper may get it. This is an ancient partnership that we have just recently found out about. How do we celebrate that ancient partnership? Mostly fried. A pattern is emerging and it says a lot more about us than it does about them.

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Important Words

  1. ancient
  2. apes
  3. boiled
  4. bolt
  5. celebrate
  6. chases
  7. coral
  8. crevice
  9. eel
  10. emerging
  11. faces
  12. fish
  13. fried
  14. grouper
  15. human
  16. intelligence
  17. invertebrate
  18. lot
  19. moray
  20. octopuses
  21. partnership
  22. pattern
  23. recognize
  24. signal
  25. sleeping
  26. tools
  27. understand