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Last updated at 16:43 GMT, Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Naked men exhibition

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You can't help but notice them.

Around 180 life-size posters of naked men are on display in the Austrian capital, Vienna.

They're to promote a new exhibition on male nudity at the city's Leopold museum.

But the posters have prompted complaints from members of the public, who think the pictures are offensive.

The museum reluctantly agreed to cover up the intimate parts of the models.

life-size

the actual size of a living person

nudity

nakedness

offensive

annoying or insulting

reluctantly

unwillingly

intimate

very private

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.
life-size / nudity / offensive / reluctantly / intimate

1. The Naked Rambler has been released from prison in Edinburgh after serving his latest sentence for public _________.

2. "There has been much debate about our plans to build a new hospice, and we have been open to listening to all views, but ___________ comments, including abuse and threats to deny access to care are completely unacceptable."

3. "After a short time I wouldn't even allow them to appear in jeans. After that, I got them to wear sweaters on stage and eventually, very ___________, suits."

4. ____________ human dolls worth more than £40,000 have been used to train NHS staff in Staffordshire on how to evacuate a smoke filled hospital.

5. "Obviously, it's rather rare to find objects that belonged to the queen, particularly dresses or more _________ things," said art expert Cyrille Boulay.

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How did you do?

1

nudity

2

offensive

3

reluctantly

4

Life-sized

5

intimate