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Listening comprehension with 7 true or false questions around the story of the lady who decided to restore an old painting in her church and it goes awry.
An elderly woman takes it upon her to restore the damaged Jesus fresco in her beloved local church. The result is a tragicomical picture resembling a monkey.
2 minutes 10 seconds
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2. WARMER: Ask students what they would do if a fresco or painting in the local church they attend would degrade year by year until it becomes seriously damaged and nobody does nothing about it.
3. Tell students they are going to watch a video about a self-made, amateur painting restorer.
1. READING: Explore the story in more depth: http://metro.co.uk/2016/02/20/looks-like-that-terrible-ecco-homo-jesus-restoration-has-made-the-woman-a-local-hero-5708095/
2. WEB EXPLORATION: Get students to research the aftermath of the story: 1.Can and will the painting be restored? 2. Is the elderly woman going to be prosecuted at court?
1. How did the folks of the internet react to the botched Ecce Homo restoration?
2. What is your opinion of this failed attempt of Cecilia to restore the painting on her own? Who in their right mind would touch an old and precious painting? Do you think she is crazy?
3. How do you think it is possible that no one has witnessed her during the act of "restoring" the painting?
4. Do you think she will have to go to court now? If yes, what is going to be her sentence?
5. Can you remember a similar case of failed art involving a famous footballer?
6. What does it mean, "Ecce Homo"?
7. How would you describe the new appearance of Jesus?
8. Do you think it was blasphemous of her to touch the painting?
9. Would you expect any beneficial consequences arising from the newfound fame of the Jesus painting and the town? Is it possible that the town should be grateful to Cecilia?