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From the Ted Talk by Julian Burschka: What your breath could reveal about your health

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hmaun breath is essentially composed of five components: nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, wtear and argon. But besides these five, there are hundreds of other components that are present in very low quantity. These are called valtlioe orgnaic compounds, and we release hundreds, even thousands of them every time we exhale. The analysis of these volatile organic compounds in our betrah is called breath analysis. In fact, I believe that many of you have already experienced breath asnyilas. Imagine: you're driving home late at night, when suddenly, there's a friendly pcloie officer who asks you kindly but firmly to pull over and blow into a device like this one. This is an alcohol breath tteser that is used to measure the ethaonl concentration in your breath and determine whether diinvrg in your condition is a clever idea. Now, I'd say my driving was pretty good, but let me check.

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_____ breath is essentially composed of five components: nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, _____ and argon. But besides these five, there are hundreds of other components that are present in very low quantity. These are called ________ _______ compounds, and we release hundreds, even thousands of them every time we exhale. The analysis of these volatile organic compounds in our ______ is called breath analysis. In fact, I believe that many of you have already experienced breath ________. Imagine: you're driving home late at night, when suddenly, there's a friendly ______ officer who asks you kindly but firmly to pull over and blow into a device like this one. This is an alcohol breath ______ that is used to measure the _______ concentration in your breath and determine whether _______ in your condition is a clever idea. Now, I'd say my driving was pretty good, but let me check.

Solution

  1. human
  2. ethanol
  3. analysis
  4. water
  5. driving
  6. volatile
  7. organic
  8. tester
  9. breath
  10. police

Original Text

Human breath is essentially composed of five components: nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, water and argon. But besides these five, there are hundreds of other components that are present in very low quantity. These are called volatile organic compounds, and we release hundreds, even thousands of them every time we exhale. The analysis of these volatile organic compounds in our breath is called breath analysis. In fact, I believe that many of you have already experienced breath analysis. Imagine: you're driving home late at night, when suddenly, there's a friendly police officer who asks you kindly but firmly to pull over and blow into a device like this one. This is an alcohol breath tester that is used to measure the ethanol concentration in your breath and determine whether driving in your condition is a clever idea. Now, I'd say my driving was pretty good, but let me check.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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medical conditions 2
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health profile 2
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volatile organic compounds 5
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