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From the Ted Talk by Nonny de la Peña: The future of news? Virtual reality

Unscramble the Blue Letters

NP: We were then invited to take the piece to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. And it wasn't advertised. And we were put in this tapestry room. There was no press about it, so anybody who happened to walk into the musuem to visit it that day would see us with these crazy lights. You know, maybe they would want to see the old storytelling of the tapestries. They were crnetnofod by our virtual reality cmraeas. But a lot of people tried it, and over a five-day run we ended up with 54 peags of guest book comments, and we were told by the curators there that they'd never seen such an outpouring. Things like, "It's so real," "Absolutely blbeilevae," or, of course, the one that I was excited about, "A real feeling as if you were in the midlde of something that you normally see on the TV news."

Open Cloze

NP: We were then invited to take the piece to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. And it wasn't advertised. And we were put in this tapestry room. There was no press about it, so anybody who happened to walk into the ______ to visit it that day would see us with these crazy lights. You know, maybe they would want to see the old storytelling of the tapestries. They were __________ by our virtual reality _______. But a lot of people tried it, and over a five-day run we ended up with 54 _____ of guest book comments, and we were told by the curators there that they'd never seen such an outpouring. Things like, "It's so real," "Absolutely __________," or, of course, the one that I was excited about, "A real feeling as if you were in the ______ of something that you normally see on the TV news."

Solution

  1. cameras
  2. confronted
  3. museum
  4. believable
  5. middle
  6. pages

Original Text

NP: We were then invited to take the piece to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. And it wasn't advertised. And we were put in this tapestry room. There was no press about it, so anybody who happened to walk into the museum to visit it that day would see us with these crazy lights. You know, maybe they would want to see the old storytelling of the tapestries. They were confronted by our virtual reality cameras. But a lot of people tried it, and over a five-day run we ended up with 54 pages of guest book comments, and we were told by the curators there that they'd never seen such an outpouring. Things like, "It's so real," "Absolutely believable," or, of course, the one that I was excited about, "A real feeling as if you were in the middle of something that you normally see on the TV news."

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Important Words

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