Matura rozszerzona – leksyka, ćwiczenie 12

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After a community group in Shropshire, England, decided to have a donated piano tuned, the tuner made an incredible discovery. Inside the piano, first sold in 1906, there was a hidden pile of gold. The group immediately 1. _____ the find to the authorities, and the gold was taken to the British Museum. The authorities aren’t willing to give out details about the weight and purity of the gold, but it’s believed to be highly valuable.

A British Museum specialist, Peter Reavill, was surprised at the discovery. “They laid this stuff out and I was really impressed. I’m an archaeologist and I’m used 2. _____ with treasure but I’m more accustomed to medieval brooches,” Mr. Reavill told reporters.

The United Kingdom actually has a law concerning such discoveries. For a precious find to be officially declared a treasure, “it must be made of gold or silver and must have been deliberately concealed by the owner with a view to later recovery.” 3. _____ the original owner is found, the treasure goes to the Crown. The museum would then be able to buy it, and the tuner and the piano owners would get a reward – a finder’s fee. The authorities are still trying to trace the piano’s history and find the original owners. If they do, perhaps we’ll discover the story behind this pile of gold – and why it was hidden in the first 4. _____.
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