Exercises to Card 18

CARD 18

Reading “THE MOST MYSTIQUE PICTURE””

I. Find in the text English equivalents:

Самая таинственная, большинство посетителей, около трех минут, брал ее везде с собой, три или четыре года спустя, кто когда-либо видел картину, другие великие картины, по этой причине, оценить картину, те  кто видел ее, мы можем испытать, певцы и музыканты, шедевр, звучит довольно таинственно, кажется меняется, кажется живой и настоящей, печаль в ее улыбке, в рекламе, одна особенная картина, разместили картину, как живая.

II. Translate into Russian:

Specific intention, before they walk, was originally ordered by, to keep the painting himself, fascinated everyone, to keep her happy, avoid the sadness, as a result, were amazed, how alive and real it appeared, art historian, before our eyes, we can detect, a magnificent work of art, rather than, perhaps, mouse pads, specially built area, have a better chance,  a tourist attraction.

III. Say if sentences are TRUE or FALSE:

  1. The Louvre Museum is a famous museum in London.
  2. Every year about 1.500 people visit the Louvre Museum.
  3. People visit the museum with the intention to see the Mona Lisa.
  4. The Mona Lisa was painted by Van Gogh.
  5. The painting was originally ordered by a rich businessman in Florence.
  6. Leonardo began the painting in 1513.
  7. Mona Lisa’s happy face has fascinated everyone who has ever seen the painting.
  8. While painting Mona Lisa Leonardo employed singers and musicians.
  9. Mona Lisa doesn’t seem to change before our eyes.
  10. The Mona Lisa is certainly a masterpiece, a magnificent work of art.

IV.Answer the questions according to the text:

  1. Why do people visit the Louvre Museum in Paris?
  2. Who painted the Mona Lisa?
  3. Who originally ordered this painting?
  4. How long did it take Leonardo to paint the Mona Lisa?
  5. Why did Leonardo take the Mona Lisa everywhere with him?
  6. Did Leonardo employ dancers and acrobats while painting?
  7. Why is Mona Lisa smiling?
  8. She seems to change before our eyes, doesn’t she?
  9. Is the Mona Lisa a part of modern art or architecture?
  10. Why isn’t the painting displayed in a separate room?

V.Match the words of the two columns to make up the word combinations used in the text and translate them into Russian:

1. work a. picture
2. art b. culture
3.a portrait c. effect
4. tourist d. hour
5. mystique e. of art
6. a rich f. smile
7. strange g. buses
8. popular h. of his wife
9. every i. businessman
10. mysterious j. critics

VI. Give the equivalents from the text that mean the same:

HELP BOX

fascinate                    real                   detect               museum                  visit
alive                      portrait                paint               mystique                    divine

 

  1. connected with God or like a God;
  2. existing in fact and not imaginary;
  3. to go to a place in order to look at it or to a person in order to spend time with them;
  4. a quality of being special in a mysterious and attractive way;
  5. living, not dead;
  6. a building where objects of historical, scientific or artistic interest are kept;
  7. to interest someone a lot;
  8. to notice something that is partly hidden or not clear, or to discover something especially using a special method;
  9. to make a picture using paints;
  10. a painting, photograph, drawing etc., of a person or a group of people.

II. Listening

Listen to the conversation and answer the questions below.

I. Choose the right answer:

1.Kate is learning ………now.
a) German
b) English
c) French

2. Christian attends……
a) special courses
b) additional classes
c) lectures

3. Kate’s ambition is to be a  ………
a) doctor
b) engineer
c) tourist manager

4. Christian wants to be a ……
a) driver
b) businessman
c) carpenter

5. Christian will visit different countiries to ……………..
a) talk to different people
b) practise English
c) see interesting places

II. TRUE or FALSE:

  1. Kate learned German two years ago.
  2. It is impossible to become a successful businessman in Norway if you know English.
  3. French is an international language today.
  4. Kate hasn’t been  to any English-speaking country yet.
  5. If you want to speak English well you must read English books.

III. Fill in the missing words

  1. Kate needs _______ for her future _____.
  2. I’m learning English _____ now and I _____ special courses.
  3. I’ll visit different ________ and talk to different _______.
  4. Your English _______    _________.
  5. When you _______. try  to speak English as _____ as _______.

IV. Answer the questions:

  1. What does Christian want to become?
  2. What is an international language nowadays?
  3. Why does Kate need to learn English?
  4. How long has Christian been learning English?
  5. What piece of advice does Christian give to his friend?

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