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20 agosto 2014 Última actualización: 14:54 GMT

Un nuevo proyecto intenta alentar a que la gente mire con otros ojos a figuras históricas. Vea el video y aprenda vocabulario.

Transcripción en inglés

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.

Vocabulario

aloof

distantes

mute

mudas

to breathe new life into

darle una nueva vida

plaque

placa (con inscripción)

to take a fresh look

mirar con otros ojos

Ejercicios

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.

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.

Respuestas

1. A federal appeals court has asked a lower district court to take a fresh look at which claims are legitimate.

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