Sunday, 12 January 2014

Speakout Advanced p 104. Art and Entertainment. Extra Speaking



A. Have a conversation as natural as possible with a partner about the topic. Use the pictures above and the questions below to help you.
1. What do you like doing in your free time?  What places do you normally go to when you want to have a good time?
2. Pablo Picasso once said that all children are artists and that the problem is to remain one when you grow up.  Does this idea hold any truth for you?  Why?  Why not?
3. Has watching a documentary changed your perception on a given topic?
4. Do you think books will still be widely read in the future?
5. Can you recommend us a thought-provoking film or book?

B. MONOLOGUE

Student A
1. Do you think modern artists are deceiving the public?
2. Do people find it hard to accept new trends in art? Why do you think this is so?
3. Do you agree that one man's entertainment can be another man's torture?

Student B
1. Do you think that reading has improved your English? How? What else do you do to improve your English?
2. Do you think that music, dancing and art should have a more prominent place in the school curriculum? Why?
3. Do you think the younger generations are very different from their ancestors as far as art and entertainment are concerned?

Vocabulary
hot off the press: freshly printed; just released by a publisher. E.g. Here is a copy of the new Mark Haddon novel. It's hot off the press. I've got it hot off the press-he's resigning. This design is hot off the press.

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