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From the Ted Talk by Amy Hrdina and Jesse Kroll: What's in the air you breathe?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Together, all these dry gases make up 99.93% of each breath you take. dniedpneg on when and where you are, the air may also contain some water vapor. But even more variable is that remaining .07%, which contains a world of possibilities. This smlal slice of air is composed of numerous small particles including pollen, fungal spores, and liquid dplteors, alongside trace gases like methane and carbon dioxide. The sfcipiec cocktail of natuarl and man-made compounds changes dramatically from place to pclae. But no matter where you are, .07% of every breath you take likely contains man-made pollutants— potentially including toxic compounds that can cause lung disease, cancer, and even DNA damage.

Open Cloze

Together, all these dry gases make up 99.93% of each breath you take. _________ on when and where you are, the air may also contain some water vapor. But even more variable is that remaining .07%, which contains a world of possibilities. This _____ slice of air is composed of numerous small particles including pollen, fungal spores, and liquid ________, alongside trace gases like methane and carbon dioxide. The ________ cocktail of _______ and man-made compounds changes dramatically from place to _____. But no matter where you are, .07% of every breath you take likely contains man-made pollutants— potentially including toxic compounds that can cause lung disease, cancer, and even DNA damage.

Solution

  1. depending
  2. natural
  3. droplets
  4. specific
  5. small
  6. place

Original Text

Together, all these dry gases make up 99.93% of each breath you take. Depending on when and where you are, the air may also contain some water vapor. But even more variable is that remaining .07%, which contains a world of possibilities. This small slice of air is composed of numerous small particles including pollen, fungal spores, and liquid droplets, alongside trace gases like methane and carbon dioxide. The specific cocktail of natural and man-made compounds changes dramatically from place to place. But no matter where you are, .07% of every breath you take likely contains man-made pollutants— potentially including toxic compounds that can cause lung disease, cancer, and even DNA damage.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
water vapor 2
toxic compounds 2
dna damage 2
nitrogen oxides 2

Important Words

  1. air
  2. breath
  3. cancer
  4. carbon
  5. cocktail
  6. composed
  7. compounds
  8. damage
  9. depending
  10. dioxide
  11. disease
  12. dna
  13. dramatically
  14. droplets
  15. dry
  16. fungal
  17. gases
  18. including
  19. liquid
  20. lung
  21. matter
  22. methane
  23. natural
  24. numerous
  25. particles
  26. place
  27. pollen
  28. possibilities
  29. potentially
  30. remaining
  31. slice
  32. small
  33. specific
  34. spores
  35. toxic
  36. trace
  37. vapor
  38. variable
  39. water
  40. world