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Have you ever wanted to taste the [delicious-looking / delicious-looked] food you see on cooking shows? Well, that wish has moved a [ladder / step] closer. A professor in Japan has developed a prototype TV screen that you can [lack / lick] . It is called TTTV. This abbreviation [meaning / means] "Taste the TV". Professor Homei Miyashita from Meiji University [in / on] Tokyo created the screen. He said it could [become / became] "taste-a-vision". If he created a screen that [omits / emits] smells, we could also have "smell-a-vision". Professor Miyashita wanted to [create / creative] a screen that gave a multisensory experience. He [hopes / hoping] his work means that screen technology can move [on / off] from just having pictures and sound to a screen that engages the sense of taste too.

Professor Miyashita said his screen can [mutate / imitate] food flavours. It works a [bit / but] like an inkjet printer that uses different cartridges [to / for] create different colours. Instead of ink, Miyashita's TTTV [use / uses] 10 different flavour cartridges. These spray a combination of flavours onto a hygienic film [what / that] is part of the TV screen. The TV viewer can then lick the screen to [sample / simple] the taste. Professor Miyashita said: "The goal is to make it possible for people to [having / have] the experience of something like eating at a restaurant [on / off] the other side of the world, even while [stay / staying] at home." A student at Meiji University sampled a chocolate she saw on the screen. She said: "It's sweet like a chocolate sauce." Miyashita said TTTV would [costly / cost] about $870.

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