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You are falling down a rabbit hole. Objects are coming towards you - first a desk ... then a lamp ... then a chair. If you had more time, you would do something. You just hope you won't get hurt.

Rabbit holes? Flying objects? What's happening? Where are you? You are at the cinema, watching Alice in Wonderland, a film based on Lewis Carrol's famous children's novel. The film uses 3-D (three-dimensional) technology to make viewers feel like the action is happening around them. 3-D films have become very popular lately, but if you thought the technology was new, you would be wrong. The first 3-D film was made more than 80 years ago.

So how does 3-D technology work? When we look at an object, we see the light it reflects. But each eye sees that light differently. Our brains use the information from each eye to create an image, not two. But the image looks 3-dimensional because of these different perspectives.

3-D films work in a similar way. First of all, images appear more than once on the screen. Second, viewers wear special glasses that make them see one image with thier left eye and a different image with their right. Just like in real life. That's why we feel like we are right there with Alice when she falls down the rabbit hole.

Today, 3-D films look better than ever before because of advanced computer technology. There are even 3-D televisions. If the technology continues to improve, images in two dimensions will probably become a thing of the past.

Choose the correct answer to complete the sentences about the text.

1) The writer mentions Alice in Wonderland as an example of
     a) a famous children's novel b) a 3-D film c) a film based on a novel
2) 3-D technology is it was in the past.
     a) more popular today than b) as popular today as c) not as popular today as
3) The light that an object reflects
     a) looks the same in both eyes b) is only seen by one eye c) looks different in both eyes
4) Today, 3-D technology is it was in the past.
     a) nothing like b) better than c) the same as
5) In the future, films in two dimensions may be
     a) old-fashioned b) popular c) more advanced

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Answer these questions about the text. Use short answers.

a) Why is 3-D technology used in Alice in Wonderland?

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b) What do we see when we look at an object?

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c) Why are 3-D films now better than in the past?

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d) What do you need to watch 3-D films?

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