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70. Should Museums Return Historical Artefacts? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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70. Should Museums Return Historical Artefacts? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

21 April 2021

Museums around the world have historical artefacts in their collections with controversial histories. Many of their exhibits were taken or stolen from places around the world. And now, the original owners want their history back! In this episode of Thinking in English we’ll explore the question “Should these museums return those artefacts?” TRANSCRIPT -- CONTACT US!! INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast ( Twitter - @thinkenglishpod Blog - Gmail - Vocabulary List Exhibit (n) - an object that is shown to the public in a museum The museum has an amazing collection of exhibits Artefact (n) - an object that is made by person and is of historical interest The museum’s collection includes artefacts dating back to prehistoric times Colonialism (n) - control by one country over another and its economy It took years for the country to end colonialism and achieve independence To benefit (v) - to be helped by something I feel that i have benefited from her advice To demolish (v) - to completely destroy a building, especially in order to use the land for something else A number of houses were demolished so that the supermarkets could be built To reclaim (v) - to take back something that was yours I reclaimed my suitcase from the lost luggage office To confiscate (v) - to take a possession away from someone when you have the right to do so, usually as a punishment and often for a limited period, after which it is returned to the owner The teacher confiscated my phone To proclaim (v) - to announce something publicly or officially, especially something positive She was proclaimed Queen at the age of 13 Encyclopaedic (adj) - containing a lot of information Her knowledge of France is encyclopedic


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