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Word in the Newa: 3D paintings

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Looking good in the picture. This museum in the Philippines encourages visitors to become part of the exhibits. The artwork is designed so that, when photographed from a specific angle, optical illusions are created. The museum is the brainchild of a group of Korean artists and features over 100 3D paintings.

Vocabulary

encouragessupports

exhibitsitems shown in a museum or art gallery

artworka piece of art e.g. painting, sculpture

optical illusionsvisual deception

brainchildcreative idea

Exercise

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from news reports. Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

encourages / exhibits / artwork / optical illusions / brainchild

1. The mobile app, which is the __________ of two US university students, lets users communicate by sending each other photos that automatically delete after a few seconds.

2. __________ on show at the gallery include the first transatlantic cable which connected Europe and North America, the broadcast equipment behind the BBC's first radio programme in 1922, and Sir Tim Berners-Lee's NeXT computer, which hosted the first website.

3. __________ valued at more than £20,000 was stolen in a raid at a gallery.

4. "Keeping healthy by not smoking, maintaining a healthy body weight and being active can all lower the risk of cancer, and the more people can help and __________ each other, the better.".

5. Residents in a Russian city have witnessed an __________ in the dawn sky, which created a triple sunrise.

Answers

1. The mobile app, which is the brainchild of two US university students, lets users communicate by sending each other photos that automatically delete after a few seconds.

Source: Snapchat valued at $10bn by Californian investment firm 2. Exhibits on show at the gallery include the first transatlantic cable which connected Europe and North America, the broadcast equipment behind the BBC's first radio programme in 1922, and Sir Tim Berners-Lee's NeXT computer, which hosted the first website.

Source: Science Museum exhibition explores the ‘information age’ 3. Artwork valued at more than £20,000 was stolen in a raid at a gallery.

Source: Broadway gallery artwork valued at £20,000 stolen 4. "Keeping healthy by not smoking, maintaining a healthy body weight and being active can all lower the risk of cancer, and the more people can help and encourage each other, the better.".

Source: Fitness ‘rubs off on your partner’ 5. Residents in a Russian city have witnessed an optical illusion in the dawn sky, which created a triple sunrise.

Source: Russia: Ice crystals cause ‘triple sunrise’ over city