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From the Ted Talk by Jonathan Drori: Why we're storing billions of seeds

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So if you're going to bliud a seed bank, you have to decide what you're going to store in it. Right? And we decided that what we want to store first of all, are the species that are most under teraht. And those are the dry land sipeecs. So first of all we did deals with 50 different cnetrouis. It means negotiating with heads of state, and with secretaries of state in 50 countries to sign treaties. We have 120 partner institutions all over the world, in all those countries ceoorld orange. People come from all over the world to learn, and then they go away and plan exactly how they're going to collect these seeds. They have tsaohudns of people all over the world tagging places where those plants are said to eixst. They search for them. They find them in flower. And they go back when their seeds have arrived. And they collect the sdees. All over the world.

Open Cloze

So if you're going to _____ a seed bank, you have to decide what you're going to store in it. Right? And we decided that what we want to store first of all, are the species that are most under ______. And those are the dry land _______. So first of all we did deals with 50 different _________. It means negotiating with heads of state, and with secretaries of state in 50 countries to sign treaties. We have 120 partner institutions all over the world, in all those countries _______ orange. People come from all over the world to learn, and then they go away and plan exactly how they're going to collect these seeds. They have _________ of people all over the world tagging places where those plants are said to _____. They search for them. They find them in flower. And they go back when their seeds have arrived. And they collect the _____. All over the world.

Solution

  1. countries
  2. colored
  3. threat
  4. thousands
  5. exist
  6. build
  7. species
  8. seeds

Original Text

So if you're going to build a seed bank, you have to decide what you're going to store in it. Right? And we decided that what we want to store first of all, are the species that are most under threat. And those are the dry land species. So first of all we did deals with 50 different countries. It means negotiating with heads of state, and with secretaries of state in 50 countries to sign treaties. We have 120 partner institutions all over the world, in all those countries colored orange. People come from all over the world to learn, and then they go away and plan exactly how they're going to collect these seeds. They have thousands of people all over the world tagging places where those plants are said to exist. They search for them. They find them in flower. And they go back when their seeds have arrived. And they collect the seeds. All over the world.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
save plants 2

Important Words

  1. arrived
  2. bank
  3. build
  4. collect
  5. colored
  6. countries
  7. deals
  8. decide
  9. decided
  10. dry
  11. exist
  12. find
  13. flower
  14. heads
  15. institutions
  16. land
  17. learn
  18. means
  19. negotiating
  20. orange
  21. partner
  22. people
  23. places
  24. plan
  25. plants
  26. search
  27. secretaries
  28. seed
  29. seeds
  30. sign
  31. species
  32. state
  33. store
  34. tagging
  35. thousands
  36. threat
  37. treaties
  38. world