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From the Ted Talk by Stephen Petranek: Your kids might live on Mars. Here's how they'll survive

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And we don't at the moment have a rckeot big enough to get there anyway. We once had that rocket, the Saturn V. A couple of Saturn Vs would have gotten us there. It was the most mefcnginait machine ever built by humans, and it was the rocket that took us to the Moon. But the last Saturn V was used in 1973 to launch the Skylab space station, and we dcedied to do something called the shuttle instead of cniiunnotg on to Mars after we landed on the Moon. The biggest rocket we have now is only half big enough to get us anything to Mars.

Open Cloze

And we don't at the moment have a ______ big enough to get there anyway. We once had that rocket, the Saturn V. A couple of Saturn Vs would have gotten us there. It was the most ___________ machine ever built by humans, and it was the rocket that took us to the Moon. But the last Saturn V was used in 1973 to launch the Skylab space station, and we _______ to do something called the shuttle instead of __________ on to Mars after we landed on the Moon. The biggest rocket we have now is only half big enough to get us anything to Mars.

Solution

  1. continuing
  2. rocket
  3. decided
  4. magnificent

Original Text

And we don't at the moment have a rocket big enough to get there anyway. We once had that rocket, the Saturn V. A couple of Saturn Vs would have gotten us there. It was the most magnificent machine ever built by humans, and it was the rocket that took us to the Moon. But the last Saturn V was used in 1973 to launch the Skylab space station, and we decided to do something called the shuttle instead of continuing on to Mars after we landed on the Moon. The biggest rocket we have now is only half big enough to get us anything to Mars.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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home planet 3
entire planet 3
surface area 2
carbon dioxide 2
long time 2
pretty good 2
human beings 2
elon musk 2
automobile industry 2
water ice 2
south pole 2
potent greenhouse 2
greenhouse gas 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
potent greenhouse gas 2

Important Words

  1. big
  2. biggest
  3. built
  4. called
  5. continuing
  6. couple
  7. decided
  8. humans
  9. landed
  10. launch
  11. machine
  12. magnificent
  13. mars
  14. moment
  15. moon
  16. rocket
  17. saturn
  18. shuttle
  19. skylab
  20. space
  21. station