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"From the Ted Talk by Siegfried Woldhek: The search for the true face of Leonardo"

#### Unscramble the Blue Letters

I think that if we were to scan all of his work and look for self-portraits, we would find his face looking at us. So I looked at all of his drawings, more than 700, and looked for male pttariors. There are about 120, you see them here. Which ones of these could be self-portraits? Well, for that they have to be done as we just saw, en face or three-quarters. So we can eliminate all the pieoflrs. It also has to be sutffleniciy detailed. So we can also eliminate the ones that are very vague or very sltizeyd. And we know from his contemporaries that Leonardo was a very handsome, even beautiful man. So we can also eliminate the ugly ones or the caricatures. (Laughter)

#### Open Cloze

I think that if we were to scan all of his work and look for self-portraits, we would find his face looking at us. So I looked at all of his drawings, more than 700, and looked for male _________. There are about 120, you see them here. Which ones of these could be self-portraits? Well, for that they have to be done as we just saw, en face or three-quarters. So we can eliminate all the ________. It also has to be ____________ detailed. So we can also eliminate the ones that are very vague or very ________. And we know from his contemporaries that Leonardo was a very handsome, even beautiful man. So we can also eliminate the ugly ones or the caricatures. (Laughter)

#### Solution

1. profiles
2. portraits
3. sufficiently
4. stylized

#### Original Text

I think that if we were to scan all of his work and look for self-portraits, we would find his face looking at us. So I looked at all of his drawings, more than 700, and looked for male portraits. There are about 120, you see them here. Which ones of these could be self-portraits? Well, for that they have to be done as we just saw, en face or three-quarters. So we can eliminate all the profiles. It also has to be sufficiently detailed. So we can also eliminate the ones that are very vague or very stylized. And we know from his contemporaries that Leonardo was a very handsome, even beautiful man. So we can also eliminate the ugly ones or the caricatures. (Laughter)

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#### Important Words

1. beautiful
2. caricatures
3. contemporaries
4. detailed
5. drawings
6. eliminate
7. en
8. face
9. find
10. handsome
11. laughter
12. leonardo
13. looked
14. male
15. man
16. portraits
17. profiles
18. scan
19. stylized
20. sufficiently
21. ugly
22. vague
23. work