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Olvasott szöveg értése - Task 4

Angol középszintű érettségi, 2010. május

Read this article about an auction and then read the statements next to the the text. For each statement decide if it is true or false according to the article, or, on the basis of the article, it cannot be decided if it is true or false.

Pooh bear sketch sold for £31,000

An original sketch of favourite AA Milne character Winnie the Pooh has fetched £31,200 at auction – more than double its pre-sale estimate.
The pencil drawing of the bear dipping a paw in a honey pot was sold by the family of the artist, EH Shepard, at Bonhams auction rooms in London and easily exceeded its estimated price of £15,000. The drawing of Pooh, also showing Tigger and Piglet, is an enlarged version of the illustration "Tiggers don't like honey" used in The House at Pooh Corner. It was bought by a German collector for his wife. The man bought it on the telephone from Germany.
Bonhams' book specialist Luke Batterham said the Pooh stories are timeless because they are not "laden with morality like many children’s tales". He said: "The illustrations are essential. The images are constantly in the public's mind because of all the spin-offs, but you can't beat the original drawings." He added that the original books have "outlived" and "defeated" the Disney versions of the story.
The sale also featured archive material from children's illustrator Beatrix Potter. A signed first edition of The Tailor of Gloucester plus correspondence between Beatrix and her friends, Elizabeth and Edith Todhunter, fetched £3,840.
In her letters to the sisters, Beatrix reveals her feelings about the commercialisation of her characters. She said of Peter Rabbit: "There is nothing more to be made of Peter commercially. There have been dolls, china, slippers, etc. for years - they bring in royalties; but somehow I never care for them."


Utolsó módosítás: 2010. 05. 10.