E4-1DetArtAndLiteratureEVU18PairworkA

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E4-1DetArtAndLiteratureEVU18PairworkA

  1. 1. ENGLISH  4  /  VANTAGE  1         VOCABULARY  AND  FUNCTIONS   ART  AND  LITERATURE       Art  and  literature   EVU  18         Read  out  the  odd  sentences  and  fill  in  the  missing  words.     A   A1   Art  and  the  arts   Literature   1   2   biogr_____,  dr_____     novels,  poetry,  short  stories     A2   Performing  arts   A3   Fine  arts   A4   More  on  arts  and  the  arts   1   2   3   1   2   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   ball_____,  cin_____   concerts  :  classical/rock,  country  and  western   dan_____,  op_____,  thea_____   arch_____,  cera_____  (=  making  pots,  bowls,  etc.)   painting,  sculpture   The  ar_____  (plural)  covers  everything  in  the  network.   Ar_____  (singular,  uncountable)  usually  means  f_____  art,  but  can  also  refer  to  technique  and  creativity.   Have  you  read  the  arts   page  in  the  paper  today?  (=  that  part  of  the  newspaper  that  deals  with  all  the  things  in   the  network  :  literature,  performing  arts,  fine  art(s))   She’s  a  great  a_____  l_____  (=  loves  painting  and  sculpture).   Shakespeare  was  skilled  in  the  art  of  poetry  (=  creative  ability).   Ask   Sara   to   help   you   decorate   your   room   –   she’s   very   art_____   (=   shows   skill   and   imagination   in   creating   things).   A  work  of  art  (=  plural  is  works  of  art)  is  an  object  made  by  a  skilled  artist  –  typically  a  painting,  drawing  or   statue.     The  phrase  a_____  and  cr_____  is  used  to  refer  to  the  skills  of  making  objects  such  as  decorations,  jewellery   and  furniture  by  hand.     B   Types  of  art  and  artists   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   This  is  a  sc_____    -­‐  he’s  cr_____ing  a  st_____    -­‐  his  type  of  art  is  called  sc_____.   This  is  a  potter  -­‐    she’s  throwing  a  pot    -­‐  her  type  of  art  is  called  pottery.      This  is  an  arch_____    -­‐  he’s  des_____ing  a  building    -­‐  his  type  of  art  is  called  arch_____.    An  abstract  painting  involves  shapes  and  colours  rather  than  images  of  real  people  or  things.   A  por_____  is  a  painting  of  a  person.   A  landscape  is  a  painting  of  a  scene  in  the  countryside.   A  st_____    l_____  is  a  painting  of  a  set  of  objects  that  do  not  move,  usually  fruit  or  flowers.   An  original  painting  is  one  produced  by  the  painter  him/herself  rather  than  a  copy  or  reproduction.      
  2. 2. ENGLISH  4  /  VANTAGE  1         VOCABULARY  AND  FUNCTIONS   ART  AND  LITERATURE       Art  and  literature   EVU  18       C   C1   1   2   3   4   5   6       Literature   General   Jacquie   O’Donnell   is   one   of   the   country’s   most   popular   n_____   (=   people   who   write   long   stories   about   imaginary  people  and  events,  remember  a  n_____  is  typically  at  least  150  pages  long;  anything  shorter  is  a   short  story).   She  has  written  a  series  (=  set  of  books  featuring  the  same  characters)  of  romantic  novels  all  with  a  historical   setting  (=  background  for  a  story  or  film).   These  have  all  been  b_____  (=  very  popular  books  that  sell  in  large  numbers)  although  the  cr_____  (  =  people   whose  job  it  is  to  give  their  opinion  of  something,  typically  books  that  sell  in  large  numbers)   complain  that  her   pl__________   (=   stories)   are   predictable   and   her   ch__________   (=   people   in   a   book   or   film)   are   not   very   realistic.     Her   cousin,   Pamela   Smith,   is   a   more  literary  (=   serious   rather   than   popular)   writer   and   her   books   tend   to   get   better  reviews  (  =  what  the  critics  write)  although  they  do  not  sell  so  well.   Both  writers  have  a  novel  which  will  be  ready  for  p_____  (=  making  something  available  in  a  printed  form)   later  this  year;  they  will  also  be  available  to  download  as  e-­‐b_____.     We   have   received   advance   copies   of   both   novels   and   it   is   interesting   to   compare   the   opening   passage   (=   short   piece   of   text)   from   Smith’s   latest   book   with   an   extract   (=   part   of   a   book   chosen   to   be   used   in   an   article   or  for  discussion)  from  the  chapter  of  0’Donnell’s.  

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