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Topic

  1. I don’t understand Art. In other words, I can’t say what an artist meant, when he created his work. Art doesn’t express much to me.
  2. Maybe it is because of my ineptitude at the drawing. But I think this is due to the lack of art education in our schools. I didn’t have good lessons in the culture of art.
  3. If you study Art on your own, it is very boring, because of it hasn’t such dynamics like music, books or movies.
  4. My grandfather was a great painter. He could draw anything he wanted by hand. He used this skill for his scientific drawings.
  5. My sister inherited his ability to draw, but I didn’t.
  6. My drawings have never been precise, accurate and expressive.
  7. But now I have a lot of modern drawing tools. I have a notebook with touchscreen, electrical drawing pen and special drawing application. With these tools I can draw and correct mistakes in my drawing.
  8. Now I draw every day for my English blog. When I draw, I listen to music, it helps me relax from tense English lessons.

Common Questions

  1. Do you like art?
    • I am not enthusiastic about Art. But I would like to understand it better.
  2. Do you think art classes are necessary? (Why?)
    • Yes, I think it develops our abilities. We ought to be able to express ourselves through drawing.
  3. How do you think art classes affect children’s development?
    • I think that children learn to perceive information not only through conversation and word constructions, but also through image. It’s very important to be able to understand beautifulness of our word.
  4. What kind of paintings do people like?
    • People like paintings that take them to where they want to be or that arouse their feelings. Therefore, people like village landscapes or colourful paintings.
  5. What benefits can you get from painting as a hobby?
    • When we paint, we calm down. Drawing involves those of our abilities that are rarely used at work. Therefore, we can switch our brain and have a rest.
  6. How often do you visit art galleries?
    • Almost never. The last time was around 20 years ago, and I can’t even remember the name of the artist.
  7. What kinds of things do you like to draw?
    • I like to draw simple drawings with a pen. I love it when I get a picture with just a few strokes.
  8. Is it easy to learn how to draw?
    • I haven’t tried yet. I think it would be unbearable for me. I don’t like being corrected. And because I’m not good at drawing, the teacher would correct me all the time, I think.

Vocabulary

  • arouse – evoke or awaken (a feeling, emotion, or response)
  • ineptitude – if you refer to someone’s ineptitude, you are criticizing them because they do something with a complete lack of skill
  • inherit – derive (a quality, characteristic, or predisposition) genetically from one’s parents or ancestors
  • perceive – become aware or conscious of (something); come to realize or understand
  • precise – marked by exactness and accuracy of expression or detail
  • tense – unable to relax because of nervousness, anxiety, or stimulation
  • unbearable – not able to be endured or tolerated

Useful phrases form conversation

  1. Art” – usually means Drawing, Painting and Sculpture.
  2. The Arts” – the above things plus performing arts like Acting, Music, Movies etc.
  3. I like the impressionists.
  4. I am against the majority.
  5. It is not very modest of me.
    • modest – if you say that someone is modest, you approve of them because they do not talk much about their abilities or achievements
  6. They are not sophisticated and do not have your taste.
    • sophisticated – having, revealing, or proceeding from a great deal of worldly experience and knowledge of fashion and culture

Sources of information was used for preparing this article:

  1. IELTS Material

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