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"From the Ted Talk by Pico Iyer: Where is home?"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So I got in my car, and I drove three hours north along the coast, and the roads grew emptier and noawerrr, and then I tneurd onto an even narrower path, barely paved, that snaked for two miles up to the top of a mountain. And when I got out of my car, the air was plunisg. The whole place was absolutely silent, but the silence wasn't an anebsce of noise. It was really a presence of a kind of energy or quickening. And at my feet was the great, still blue plate of the pifaicc Ocean. All around me were 800 acres of wild dry busrh.

Open Cloze

So I got in my car, and I drove three hours north along the coast, and the roads grew emptier and ________, and then I ______ onto an even narrower path, barely paved, that snaked for two miles up to the top of a mountain. And when I got out of my car, the air was _______. The whole place was absolutely silent, but the silence wasn't an _______ of noise. It was really a presence of a kind of energy or quickening. And at my feet was the great, still blue plate of the _______ Ocean. All around me were 800 acres of wild dry _____.

Solution

  1. pulsing
  2. pacific
  3. brush
  4. narrower
  5. absence
  6. turned

Original Text

So I got in my car, and I drove three hours north along the coast, and the roads grew emptier and narrower, and then I turned onto an even narrower path, barely paved, that snaked for two miles up to the top of a mountain. And when I got out of my car, the air was pulsing. The whole place was absolutely silent, but the silence wasn't an absence of noise. It was really a presence of a kind of energy or quickening. And at my feet was the great, still blue plate of the Pacific Ocean. All around me were 800 acres of wild dry brush.

Important Words

  1. absence
  2. absolutely
  3. acres
  4. air
  5. barely
  6. blue
  7. brush
  8. car
  9. coast
  10. drove
  11. dry
  12. emptier
  13. energy
  14. feet
  15. great
  16. grew
  17. hours
  18. kind
  19. miles
  20. mountain
  21. narrower
  22. noise
  23. north
  24. ocean
  25. pacific
  26. path
  27. paved
  28. place
  29. plate
  30. presence
  31. pulsing
  32. quickening
  33. roads
  34. silence
  35. silent
  36. snaked
  37. top
  38. turned
  39. wild