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Pumpkin art

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Dragons, wolves, princesses...

All these intricate designs are in fact carved from pumpkins.

Making creepy lanterns is a favourite Halloween pastime for many families.

But for Noel Dickover in Virginia in the US, it's more than that.

It's a chance to create beautiful, ephemeral art.

And share his fondness for Star Wars characters.

intricate

very detailed in design

creepy

strange and unpleasant in a way that makes you feel frightened

pastime

something you do regularly for enjoyment in your free time

ephemeral

lasting only for a short time

fondness

liking, preference

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.

intricate / creepy / pastime / ephemeral / fondness

1.
Some think of the eel as a _________, slimy creature. Others consider it the best health food in the world.

2.
Videos of cats online have come to symbolise the internet community's _________ for amusing quick-hit entertainment.

3.
Whether or not it moves into the mainstream, advances in 3D printing technology are certainly allowing more and more _________ objects to be made, by a vast array of designers - from architects to fashion students.

4.
India is thought to be the birthplace of chess, with the game emerging from a 6th century _________ called chaturanga.

5.
"Try and think of things that are _________ and will change. When you are eating, photograph the meal, if you are going out to the supermarket, photograph that as well."

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How did you do?

1

creepy

2

fondness

3

intricate

4

pastime

5

ephemeral