As a follow up to the photographic exhibition In La Misericordia, a History teacher from the Ramon LLull, Gabriel Alomar, lent us a beautiful stereoscope and a collection of stereographs* from Mallorca, this way we could have a close look at this witty invention that is more than a hundred years old.
Useful language to describe it:
- It is a gadget/ device/invention/machine
- It is called…
- It is made of… Materials: wood, metal iron, glass
- It is … size, shape, features…. portable/small/fragile/
- It consists of a … handle, mask, sliding stand…
- It is composed/ it is made of
- It is used for… -ing
If you are interested in finding more information about the origins of stereoscopes and stereographs, check this site.
*Stereographs consist of two photographs positioned side by side about two and half inches apart, one for the left eye and one for the right. When a viewer uses a stereoscope, a device for viewing stereographs, these two flat images are combined into a single image that gives the illusion of depth.
Homework: 8th December .
Think of another witty device and define it. Use the description of stereoscope we did in class as as a model. Check the useful language that appears in this post (in blue) and copy it in your notebook next to your definition.
Post your definition to the blog and copy it in your notebook. You can add a photo or a drawing of your device. There is no need to search a lot. There are plenty of witty inventions around us.