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A Smell Exhibition Opens at U.S. Museum (10th December, 2010)

An exhibition to please the nose has opened at a New York museum. The Museum of Arts and Design is displaying exhibits from a collection called "The Art of Scent, 1889-2011". It highlights works by some of history's best-known perfume makers. It includes a history of ten of the world’s most famous scents. A specially-designed spraying machine releases "the work of art" into the air for visitors to smell and think about. An audio guide explains how each of the perfumes was created.

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This is a great idea. It’s surprising there hasn’t been an exhibition of smells before. There have been crazy ideas like 'Smellivision,' which might actually become a reality soon. An exhibition of perfume fragrances allows us to use something we rarely need or use in museums – our nose. Smells are an important part of how we survive in life. It is interesting that we can now wander through a gallery and let our imaginations run free after sniffing different aromas. It may be more interesting than looking at art.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

An exhibition to please

a.

machine

2

history's best-known

b.

guide

3.

A specially-designed spraying

c.

the nose

4.

releases "the work of art"

d.

perfume makers

5.

An audio

e.

was created

6.

how each of the perfumes

f.

into the air

 

Paragraph 2

1.

become a

a.

run free

2

an important part of how

b.

different aromas

3.

wander through

c.

reality soon

4.

let our imaginations

d.

looking at art

5.

sniffing

e.

we survive

6.

more interesting than

f.

a gallery


LISTENING GAP FILL

An exhibition ___________________ has opened at a New York museum. The Museum of Arts and Design ___________________ from a collection called "The Art of Scent, 1889-2011". It _____________________ of history's best-known perfume makers. It includes a history of ten of the world’s most famous scents. A specially-designed ___________________ releases "the work of art" into ___________________ to smell and think about. An ___________________ how each of the perfumes was created.

This is a great idea. It’s ___________________ been an exhibition of smells before. There have been crazy ideas like ‘Smellivision’, which might actually ___________________ soon. An exhibition of perfume fragrances ___________________ something we ___________________ in museums – our nose. Smells are an important part of how we survive in life. It is interesting that ___________________ through a gallery and let our imaginations ___________________ different aromas. It may be more interesting than looking at art.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

An exhibition to (1) ____ the nose has opened at a New York museum. The Museum of Arts and Design is displaying (2) ____ from a collection called "The Art of Scent, 1889-2011". It highlights works by some of history's best-(3) ____ perfume makers. It includes a history of ten of the world’s most famous (4) ____. A specially-designed spraying machine (5) ____ "the work of art" into the air for visitors to smell and think about. An audio guide explains how (6) ____ of the perfumes was created.

This is a great idea. It’s (7) ____ there hasn’t been an exhibition of smells before. There have been crazy ideas like ‘Smellivision’, which might actually become a (8) ____ soon. An exhibition of perfume fragrances allows us to use something we (9) ____ need or use in museums – our nose. Smells are an important part of how we (10) ____ in life. It is interesting that we can now (11) ____ through a gallery and let our imaginations (12) ____ free after sniffing different aromas. It may be more interesting than looking at art.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

please

(b)

thank you

(c)

polite

2.

(a)

exhibit

(b)

exhibition

(c)

exhibits

3.

(a)

knew

(b)

known

(c)

knowing

4.

(a)

sent

(b)

scents

(c)

sense

5.

(a)

releasing

(b)

release

(c)

releases

6.

(a)

each

(b)

all

(c)

whole

7.

(a)

surprising

(b)

surprises

(c)

surprised

8.

(a)

real

(b)

reality

(c)

really

9.

(a)

really

(b)

royally

(c)

rarely

10.

(a)

survival

(b)

survive

(c)

survivor

11.

(a)

wander

(b)

wonder

(c)

wonderful

12

(a)

jog

(b)

walk

(c)

run


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

An exhibition to aseple the nose

2.

a cllietnooc called "The Art of Scent”

3.

perfume kemras

4.

for otsiirsv

5.

An iaodu guide

6.

how each of the perfumes was acetred

 

Paragraph 2

7.

It’s pnsursiirg

8.

become a rtlyeia soon

9.

something we aryler need

10.

how we vuervis

11.

wadern through a gallery

12.

gsifnfin different aromas


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

Arts and Design is displaying exhibits from a collection called "The Art of Scent,

(    )

free after sniffing different aromas. It may be more interesting than looking at art.

(    )

machine releases "the work of art" into the air for visitors to smell and think

(    )

before. There have been crazy ideas like ‘Smellivision,’ which might actually become a reality

(    )

about. An audio guide explains how each of the perfumes was created.

(    )

museums – our nose. Smells are an important part of how we

(    )

of ten of the world’s most famous scents. A specially-designed spraying

(    )

This is a great idea. It’s surprising there hasn’t been an exhibition of smells

(    )

soon. An exhibition of perfume fragrances allows us to use something we rarely need or use in

(    )

1889-2011". It highlights works by some of history's best-known perfume makers. It includes a history

1  )

An exhibition to please the nose has opened at a New York museum. The Museum of

(    )

survive in life. It is interesting that we can now wander through a gallery and let our imaginations run


THE READING / TAPESCRIPT

With a partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

please     nose     An     to     the     exhibition.    

2.

and    displaying    The    Arts    is    of    Design    exhibits    Museum.    

3.

known     of     perfume     history's     makers     best     -     Some.    

4.

famous     most     world’s     the     of     Ten     scents.    

5.

of     each     How     created     was     perfumes     the.    

6.

of     hasn’t     smells     been     before     an     exhibition     There.    

7.

‘Smellivision’     crazy     ideas     There     like     have     been.    

8.

important     how     an     of     survive     are     part     we     Smells.    

9.

gallery     a     through     wander     now     can     We.    

10.

interesting     at     It     more     looking     be     than     art     may.    


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1.

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2.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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WRITING

Write about smells for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. SMELLS: Search the Internet and find more information about smells. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about the new exhibition. Include imaginary interviews with people who visit it. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

5. LETTER: Write a letter to the head of the exhibition. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your opinions on it. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Your partner will answer the questions you asked.

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