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"From the Ted Talk by Tracy Chevalier: Finding the story inside the painting"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

There are three paintings I'm going to show you now that are pianigtns that made me stop in my tracks and want to tell stories about them. The first one needs little introduction — "Girl with a preal Earring" by janoehns Vermeer, 17th-century Dutch painter. This is the most glorious painting. I first saw it when I was 19, and I immediately went out and got a poster of it, and in fact I still have that poster. 30 years later it's hanging in my house. It's accompanied me everywhere I've gone, I never tire of looking at her.

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There are three paintings I'm going to show you now that are _________ that made me stop in my tracks and want to tell stories about them. The first one needs little introduction — "Girl with a _____ Earring" by ________ Vermeer, 17th-century Dutch painter. This is the most glorious painting. I first saw it when I was 19, and I immediately went out and got a poster of it, and in fact I still have that poster. 30 years later it's hanging in my house. It's accompanied me everywhere I've gone, I never tire of looking at her.

Solution

  1. johannes
  2. pearl
  3. paintings

Original Text

There are three paintings I'm going to show you now that are paintings that made me stop in my tracks and want to tell stories about them. The first one needs little introduction — "Girl with a Pearl Earring" by Johannes Vermeer, 17th-century Dutch painter. This is the most glorious painting. I first saw it when I was 19, and I immediately went out and got a poster of it, and in fact I still have that poster. 30 years later it's hanging in my house. It's accompanied me everywhere I've gone, I never tire of looking at her.

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Important Words

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  2. dutch
  3. fact
  4. glorious
  5. hanging
  6. house
  7. immediately
  8. introduction
  9. johannes
  10. painter
  11. painting
  12. paintings
  13. pearl
  14. poster
  15. show
  16. stop
  17. stories
  18. tire
  19. tracks
  20. vermeer
  21. years