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Estátuas de Londres 'falam' em projeto de arte

Transcript

Alone and aloof. Figures from history stand mute in London and Manchester.

But now, an art project hopes to breathe new life into them.

Using your phone, you scan the plaque. And then… you get a call from Queen Victoria:

"Hello, Victoria here."

The creator of the project wants people to take a fresh look at these familiar faces.

Transcrição em português

Só e indiferente. Figuras da história estão mudas de pé em Londres e Manchester.

Mas agora, um projeto de arte tenta injetar vida nova nelas.

Usando seu telefone, você escaneia a placa. E então...você recebe uma ligação da rainha Vitória: "Olá, aqui é Vitória".

O criador do projeto quer que as pessoas possam dar um novo olhar a essas faces familiares.

Vocabulary

aloof

mute silent; not talking or unable to talk

to breathe new life into to give new energy or ideas to

plaque flat piece of metal or stone with information on it that is hung from a wall or door or other surface

to take a fresh look to look at or consider something again in a different way

Exercise

aloof / mute / to breathe new life into / plaque / to take a fresh look

1. A federal appeals court has asked a lower district court _________ at which claims are legitimate.

2. A _________ mounted on the front of the "Dundee Postal War Memorial" said the capsule should be opened by the Postmaster, in the presence of the Lord Provost, on 4 August 2014.

3. Mr Mintoff made a point of making himself accessible to ordinary people. In public he always presented himself as a statesman but he was not distant or _________.

4. The new clientele has helped __________ a sport that was in decline.

5. "I thought my voice had killed him, so it was better not to speak - so I simply stopped speaking," she said. She remained _________ for five years, but read voraciously.

Answers

Source: BP wins reprieve over Gulf of Mexico payouts http://bbc.in/1pHvTuX

2. A plaque mounted on the front of the "Dundee Postal War Memorial" said the capsule should be opened by the Postmaster, in the presence of the Lord Provost, on 4 August 2014.

Source: Content of WW1 Dundee posties' time capsule revealed http://bbc.in/1tO5rm2

3. Mr Mintoff made a point of making himself accessible to ordinary people. In public he always presented himself as a statesman but he was not distant or aloof.

Source: Dom Mintoff http://bbc.in/1n56oPu

4. The new clientele has helped breathe new life into a sport that was in decline.

Source: The young 'barefooters' making bowls cool http://bbc.in/1peyqJY

5. "I thought my voice had killed him, so it was better not to speak - so I simply stopped speaking," she said. She remained mute for five years, but read voraciously.

Source: Maya Angelou 'the brightest light' says Barack Obama http://bbc.in/1pxKC9J