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Nipper, the dog/ Nipper kutya

Nipper, the dog

Complete the text with the words given.                                                    

black             now             painting                sound

first               born             famous                 brother

 

Music lovers everywhere will instantly recognise Nipper. Nipper features on the ’His Master’s Voice’ trademark.

Nipper, a Jack Russell, was 1. ………… in Bristol in 1884 and was so named because he liked to ’nip’ the back of people’s legs. After the death of his master, Mark Barraud, he went to live in Liverpool with Mark’s 2. …………., Francis, an artist. Francis noticed how Nipper would listen to the phonograph, trying to work out where the 3. …………… was coming from. This led him to paint his now 4. ……………… picture of Nipper and the phonograph, entitled His Master’s Voice.

At first Francis Barraud had no luck exhibiting his painting and was advised to repaint the horn of the phonograph in gold rahter than 5. ……………. , to make it more saleable. Hoping to borrow a brass horn, the artist went to the newly established Gramophone Company in London where the manager asked him if he could reproduce the 6. ………..using one of their own gramophones. The Gramophone Company bought the painting and the copyright and it 7.………….. appeared on its advertising literature in 1900.

The original painting is 8. …………..proudly displayed at EMI Music’s London headquarters.

 

Solution:/Megoldás:

1. born, 2. brother, 3. sound, 4. famous, 5. black, 6. painting, 7. first, 8. now

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