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- Have you ever gone to a museum?
- Who are some of the famous artists in your country?
- suspect /SUHS-pekt/
- breach /breech/
- show /shoh/
- heist /hahyst/
- buff /buhf/
[noun] – a person believed to have committed a crime or done something wrong
Suspects in the recent bank robbery have been captured by the police.
[noun] – an act of breaking a law, promise, agreement, or relationship
The agent sued his client for breach of contract.
[verb] – to prove something or make the truth or existence of something known
He showed that I can trust him.
[noun] – a crime in which valuable things are taken illegally and often violently from a place or person
The police are searching for the people behind the jewelry heist.
[noun] – a person who knows a lot about and is very interested in a particular subject
Michael is a huge sports buff.
Police added that in August of the same year, the famous painting of Dutch Golden Age artist Frans Hals “Two Laughing Boys With a Mug of Beer” was also taken away from the Hofje van mevrouw Aerden in Leerdam. A 58-year-old man from Baarn was then arrested for the heist. The painting shows two boys laughing with a mug of beer. Anna Tummers, a Hals buff, described the 1626 painting as a great example of Hals’ as playful painting style. The police continue to search for both artworks that remain missing, and the other suspects involved.
- What were the two paintings stolen from the museums in the Netherlands?
- From what museum was Van Gogh’s painting stolen?
- What is shown in Van Gogh’s painting?
- To which time period did Frans Hals belong?
- How did Anna Tummers describe the stolen Hals painting?
- What can you say about the two paintings mentioned in the article?
- How should a country protect its preserved works of art?
- What museum is popular in your country? Please tell me more about it.
- What do you think is the importance of preserving these types of art pieces?
- If you were to become an artist, what kind of pieces would you create? Why?