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Complete the text with the words below.

The exhibition hall is full of valuable ________ but there are two which are real ________, probably coming from the Dutch 17th-century school of painting.
They are two little ________. The ________ must be the same for both paintings because there is a similar vision of beauty and human features. Who he was remains a mystery. The ________ in the background shows us something of the Dutch countryside at the time. The paintings come from a private collection.
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Choose the correct alternative to complete the text.

What would you change about your appearance if you could change ________? I think ________ has some part they would change. Maybe the colour of your ________ or the shape of your ________. Would you have your lips ________? What about the colour of your hair, would you have it ________? I think I would like to change my body and have it ________ by an artist – no, I'm joking, I can't think of ________ more embarrassing!
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Read the presentation and match the sentence halves to form true statements about the passage.

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC includes many remarkable works of art painted by Dutch 17th-century painters. More than 130 paintings from this period were bought or were donated in the past and are displayed in the gallery. There are paintings here that were created by some of the finest masters of the Dutch Golden Age, including Rembrandt and Johannes Vermeer. There are outstanding examples of portraits, landscapes, biblical and mythological scenes. Some of the paintings were not appreciated or admired at the time they were made. Incredible to think they are now worth a fortune and are desired by the wealthiest people in the world. It is our good fortune that they are kept and are displayed in a public gallery where they are seen by people of all ages and all nationalities.

1. The National Gallery of Art ________.
2. There are around 130 ________.
3. Masterpieces which are displayed in the gallery ________.  
4. Dutch painters were masters ________.
5. The paintings of the Dutch Golden Age ________.
6. The wealthiest people in the world ________.
7. We are fortunate that ________.
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Complete the sentences with the correct passive form of the verbs in brackets.

1. Visitors ________ (to ask) not to touch the works of art which are very fragile.
2. A few masterpieces from the Italian Renaissance ________ (to restore) last year and are now back in their places.
3. ________ (this portrait / to paint) by a Dutch painter?
4. Modern sculpture ________ (to create) with different materials. In the past sculptures ________ (not to make) with so many different materials, they ________ (usually / to make) out of blocks of marble.
5. A famous sculpture by Antonio Canova ________ (to display) in the lobby of the Town Hall last December. Then it ________ (to send) back to its original place in the Museum of Fine Arts.
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Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. This watercolour ________ by a famous artist in his early twenties.
2. It is surprising that we don't know who ________ many of the masterpieces in the collection.
3. Some drawings were given to the museum ________ private collectors. Thanks to them, these pictures ________ by many people, instead of being enjoyed ________ only a few.
4. Works of art ________ by an alarm system.
5. Photography ________ but flash ________.

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Complete the text with the words below.

You can't say he is handsome as his face is irregular. His hair falls over his ________, which makes his eyes look smaller and it's impossible to see if the ________ are open or closed. Thick ________ give him a severe look. His ________ are very full and his mouth is big with yellow ________ and thick ________. He probably smokes. When he speaks, you can see that his ________ is pierced. I really don't like piercing, especially in the mouth. But I don't mind pierced ________, as long as there aren't too many earrings. This man doesn't have any earrings but he does have a strange tattoo under his mouth on his ________.
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Listen to the telephone conversation and complete the sentences with the words below.

1. The Thompson Art Gallery has ________ organised for schools.
2. The tour includes all the paintings, drawings and ________ displayed in the gallery.
3. The tour is offered free of charge and the museum can also ________ done by an expert.
4. A month's notice is required to book a tour at the ________.
5. The talk explains how to get the different features in the face ________ correctly.
6. The talk is the museum experience most ________ by the student groups.
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Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. People are not allowed to take their backpacks ________ inside the gallery.
2. The accident was serious but ________ was injured.
3. 'Has ________ seen my glasses? They must be ________ in my bag. I always have them with me.' 'In your place I wouldn't be so sure. You really leave them ________.'
4. She has invited ________ for dinner. Let's take her ________ nice.
5. You can't eat ________ during the exam. No food is allowed in the room.

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Complete the sentences with the correct form of have something done and the words in brackets.

1. I didn't colour my hair myself. I ________ (my hair / to dye).
2. The car is making a funny noise. I am going ________ (the car / to service).
3. This coat can't be washed by hand. I always ________ (this coat / to dry-clean).
4. I ________ (the dishwasher / to repair) last week but it still doesn't work properly.
5. The doctor says my eyesight is getting worse. I ________ (my eyes / to test) only a month ago.
6. After the holiday in the USA I ________ (all the photos / to print), as they were very good and I didn't want ________ (them / to store) just on my computer.
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Choose the correct alternative to complete the text.

The gallery has an outstanding collection of ________. People queue up for hours to get in. You can't look around all the rooms, so you ________ to plan your visit well in advance. Decide which ________ interest you, or focus on a particular historical period. Photography ________ inside the gallery, so make sure ________ in your group takes pictures. You can go ________ inside the gallery except to the basement, which is now occupied ________ a temporary exhibition and you have to pay to get in.
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