Madame Tussauds

If you go to London, you might decide to visit Madame Tussauds, which is a well-known tourist attraction in the city centre. It’s actually a museum which has a collection of wax models of historical and royal people, film stars, sports stars and even some famous criminals. The models are carefully made as precisely as possible and many of them look incredibly like-life.

In fact the models look so real that a Japanese news agency made an embarrassing mistake this week. They intended to supply a photo of Prince William, who is planning to visit Japan, but instead they accidentally published a photograph of his wax model, not the real person. The news agency has apologised for its ‘embarrassing mistake’.


wax                 candles are made of this

criminal            a person who commits crimes

life-like              they look very real

embarrassing     they feel ashamed of their mistake