Modern art = contemporary art /kənˈtempəreri/
Fine art /ˌfaɪn ˈɑːrt/
biography / autobiography
opera and operetta
Artwork /ˈɑːrtwɝːk/ = piece /piːs/
The art world
Ex. I’m not keen on fine art, that's why sometimes I can’t understand some phrases commonly used in the art world.
Ex. The characters in the book are just stereotypes.
Ex. I know it's a cliché, but my wedding day was just the happiest day of my life.
Statement jewellery /ˈsteɪtmənt /ˈdʒuːəlri/
To roll someone's eyes
Ex. I just rolled my eyes as my friend told another one of his stupid jokes.
Overall /ˌoʊvɚˈɑːl/ = in general
Ex. The overall situation is good, despite a few minor problems.
Art Vocabulary Adjectives:
Deeply thoughtful /ˈdiːpli ˈθɑːtfəl/
Traditional ## unconventional
Answer the questions:
Do you like art?
What's your favourite kind of art? Why?
What kind of art do you dislike? Why?
What do you prefer: classical art or modern art? Why?
Do you like drawing or painting? If yes, how long?
Are you good at dancing?
Do you think it’s difficult to write a song?
Would you like to be an artist? Why or why not?
Do you think that artists earn a lot of money?
What do you think about acrobatics: is it a real art or just a kind of sport?
Do you believe in magic? Have you ever seen any magical performances?
Are ballet and opera popular in Vietnam?
Have you ever been to a circus? Do you like clowns and jugglers?
Would you like your child to do karate or any other martial arts? Why or why not?
Have you ever been to a theatre? If yes, when and where?
Do you like watching movies?
How often do you watch movies? Where?
Do you agree that making movies is a kind of art?
Do you like fashion? Do you follow fashion trends?
Can you agree with the statement that ‘high fashion is a real art in the raw’?