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From the Ted Talk by Latif Nasser: You have no idea where camels really come from

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, when you hear the word "camel," what may come to mind is one of these, the Bactrian camel of East and Central Asia. But chances are the patroscd igmae you have in your brain is one of these, the dromedary, quintessential desert cetrruae — hangs out in sandy, hot paecls like the mdlide East and the Sahara, has a big old hump on its back for snrotig water for those long desert treks, has big, broad feet to help it tromp over sand dunes. So how on earth would one of these guys end up in the High Arctic?

Open Cloze

Now, when you hear the word "camel," what may come to mind is one of these, the Bactrian camel of East and Central Asia. But chances are the ________ _____ you have in your brain is one of these, the dromedary, quintessential desert ________ — hangs out in sandy, hot ______ like the ______ East and the Sahara, has a big old hump on its back for _______ water for those long desert treks, has big, broad feet to help it tromp over sand dunes. So how on earth would one of these guys end up in the High Arctic?

Solution

  1. postcard
  2. creature
  3. image
  4. middle
  5. places
  6. storing

Original Text

Now, when you hear the word "camel," what may come to mind is one of these, the Bactrian camel of East and Central Asia. But chances are the postcard image you have in your brain is one of these, the dromedary, quintessential desert creature — hangs out in sandy, hot places like the Middle East and the Sahara, has a big old hump on its back for storing water for those long desert treks, has big, broad feet to help it tromp over sand dunes. So how on earth would one of these guys end up in the High Arctic?

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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million years 3
fyles leaf 2
high arctic 2
quintessential desert 2
broad feet 2
land bridge 2

Important Words

  1. arctic
  2. asia
  3. bactrian
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  5. brain
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  7. camel
  8. central
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  12. dromedary
  13. dunes
  14. earth
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  16. feet
  17. guys
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  27. places
  28. postcard
  29. quintessential
  30. sahara
  31. sand
  32. sandy
  33. storing
  34. treks
  35. tromp
  36. water
  37. word