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

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I couldn't believe my eyes when I first saw that. There is no reason why these portraits should look alike. All we did was look for portraits that had the citasceihcarrts of a self-portrait, and look, they are very similar. Now, are they made in the right odrer? The young man should be made first. And as you see here from the years that they were creaetd, it is indeed the case. They are made in the right order. What was the age of Leonardo at the time? Does that fit? Yes, it does. He was 33, 38 and 63 when these were made.

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I couldn't believe my eyes when I first saw that. There is no reason why these portraits should look alike. All we did was look for portraits that had the _______________ of a self-portrait, and look, they are very similar. Now, are they made in the right _____? The young man should be made first. And as you see here from the years that they were _______, it is indeed the case. They are made in the right order. What was the age of Leonardo at the time? Does that fit? Yes, it does. He was 33, 38 and 63 when these were made.

Solution

  1. created
  2. characteristics
  3. order

Original Text

I couldn't believe my eyes when I first saw that. There is no reason why these portraits should look alike. All we did was look for portraits that had the characteristics of a self-portrait, and look, they are very similar. Now, are they made in the right order? The young man should be made first. And as you see here from the years that they were created, it is indeed the case. They are made in the right order. What was the age of Leonardo at the time? Does that fit? Yes, it does. He was 33, 38 and 63 when these were made.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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leonardo da 3
da vinci 3
en face 2

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leonardo da vinci 3

Important Words

  1. age
  2. alike
  3. case
  4. characteristics
  5. created
  6. eyes
  7. fit
  8. leonardo
  9. man
  10. order
  11. portraits
  12. reason
  13. similar
  14. time
  15. years
  16. young