Тема: The world of art: geniuses of the past and present.
Тип уроку: урок розвитку мовленнєвих навичок та узагальнення лексичного матеріалу
Обладнання: мультимедійна презентація, тематичні малюнки, НМК “Choices. Intermediate”, відеофрагмент “Modern Art”
I. Підготовка до сприйняття іншомовного мовлення
1. Повідомлення теми та мети уроку: Our today’s talk is about the world of beauty, emotions and passion. It is the world that attracts and surprises most of all. It is the world that helps people from different cultures understand each other, express their everyday’s feelings and pass them from generation to generation. It’s the world of art and their inhabitants, those who devote their whole life to it, whose works are surprised and recognized by many and finally those who are called art geniuses both of the past and of the present.
2. Мовленнєва розминка.
a) When you’re speaking about arts which words can you associate with it? (ppt - orally)
Lesson Motto: Today I’d like to present you two controversial quotes by different people from very different epochs. The first one is by the famous Greek philosopher Hippocrates “Art is long, life is short (in Latin: Ars longa, vita brevis)”. And the other is by the contemporary British playwright Tom Stoppard “It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall, it’s a painting. And if you can walk around it, it’s a sculpture”. Which one do you support/agree with?
b) Organizational part. Today we are going to learn a lot of useful information and knowledge which by the end of the lesson you are supposed to collect into a valuable and unique diamond of art wisdom. But to make it a real treasure you should match all the edges of each piece with the corresponding information.
Write down today’s date. By the way do you know what this day (March, 22) is famous for in the world history of art and culture? (ppt) - In 1895 brothers Lumiere gave the first demonstration of a film to an invited audience in Paris, they showed their workers coming out of their own factory and it was the beginning of the cinema age.
II. Основна частина
1. Активізація лексичного матеріалу
Before-talk: Which kind of art does the film belong to? What people does it involve?
Робота з лексичним матеріалом: a)In your exercise-books write what belongs to such kinds of art as literature, visual and performing arts (in rows).
Maybe you can name the most important artists of all these kinds of art?
2. Розвиток усного мовлення та навичок аудіювання.
. On page 90 (+ppt) you can see 5 artists of different epochs and representing different art styles. What do you think they have in common? (They are all young) What do you know about them? See if you can predict any information about them in Ex.3 p.90.
Listening: a) Ex.3 p.90 (Matching) + Control orally (+ppt)
b) Ex.4 p.90 (Matching) + Control orally (+ppt)
Video watching+listening test: Where can ordinary people see the works of artists? (art galleries) You are going to watch two interviews about modern art in the UK and how the young generation of artists are making it closer to people. (“Modern Art”)
Control: True/False (orally +ppt)
3. Розвиток вивчаючого та пошукового читання. We have already discussed where we can see the works of art. Now tell me where we can buy them?
a) Text 1 “Auctions” (Quick Matching)
Control (orally + ppt)
b) Before-reading: If it is a real piece of art it might cost a lot of money. Look at the following paintings and tell: How much would you pay for these works? Which of them could be the most expensive? Do you know anything about their authors?
Text 2 “Art and Money”(Specific info +Matching): Now look through the text and find information about the author and the price of them. Which one surprised you most? Then match the paragraphs with the corresponding statements.
Control: as a whole class orally
4. Розвиток навичок читання та активізація лексико-граматичного матеріалу.
Which of the works of art do you consider real masterpieces? Can you name any enduring painting produced by a genius? (as a variant – Mona Lisa)
Text 3 “Mona Lisa” (Multiple choice/ Use of English): Read the text and choose the correct variant. Control: orally+ppt
5. Розвиток навичок усного мовлення. What can you say about these paintings? Their style? Author? Do you like them? Could they be called masterpieces? (These are the works in surrealistic and fantasy style produced by our contemporary local artist Serhiy Shenderovskyi. He also has got realistic pictures, portraits, city landscape and you can enjoy watching them if visiting his website or his webpage in social networks, as well as his frequent exhibitions.
IIІ. Заключна частина
1. Домашнє завдання (personal letter)
2. Підведення підсумків. What opinions do you have now as to the lesson quotations? Has it changed? What information impressed you most today? Let’s check up if you collected your wisdom diamond correctly (ppt)
3. Оцінювання, евалюація
Put the number of the correct answers to your progress wheel to see how fast you are going to achieve your progress. Does anybody need to pump his or her wheel? Revise the material you have made the most mistakes and do some practice on it.
Where can you
buy things via the Internet?
go if you take an interest in ivory miniature?
go every year?
get financial support?
get acquainted with Latin American art?
buy jewelry items?
go if you’re interested in geography?
take part in charitable activities?
Read the text and match choices (A–H) to (1–5). There are 3 extra choices.
Art and Money
1. ____ In 2006 a Mexican businessman paid $140 million for No 5 1948, by American artist Jackson Pollock. It was the most expensive painting ever sold. But is any work of art worth such an incredible price? Pollock created his abstract swirls of colour by dripping paint onto the canvas, often dancing as he did it and for many in the art world, he was a genius. Not everyone agrees though; one critic has compared his paintings to wallpaper!
2. ____ At least Jackson Pollock was appreciated during his lifetime. Not all great artists have been so lucky. Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh only sold one painting in his entire career and his brother had to support him financially throughout his life. He died of poverty at the age of 37, unknown to the world. Yet a hundred years later, almost any work by Van Gogh is worth millions. His Portrait of Dr Gachet sold for $82.3m in 1990.
3. ___Other artists are more fortunate in their lifetime: Picasso and Dali were multimillionaires when they died. The controversial British artist Damien Hirst is perhaps the most successful living artist of all: in 2008, a sale of his work raised $198 million. However, he doesn’t usually make the works himself – that is done by assistants. As a conceptual artist, he believes it is the artist’s original idea that makes something into a work of art. Typical Hirst pieces include a dead shark, which sold in 2004 for $12 million. However, Hirst claims that he “always ignores money”.
4. ____ For some people, this is not art at all. There was great controversy when My Bed, a work by conceptual artist Tracey Emin, was displayed in one of London’s top art galleries. Many visitors were horrified by the unmade bed, complete with dirty sheets and underwear, and one lady even tried to tidy it up! However, the artist had the last laugh – after the exhibition, the bed sold for £200,000.
5. ___Even graffiti makes money these days. Take the mysterious graffiti artist, “Banksy”, whose “street art”, with its strong political and social messages, appears on walls and buildings all over the world. No one knows who Banksy actually is, but his work now sells for hundreds of thousands of dollars, and celebrity collectors include Angelina Jolie and Christina Aguilera. However, not everyone is impressed. After all graffiti is against the law!
A It’s the creative idea that counts.
B An unknown artist creates works that are in demand.
C Successful work, despite mixed reactions.
D In the past, artists had to suffer from poverty.
E The richest artist of our times.
F The controversy about the value of some works of art.
G Fame after death.
H Not everyone appreciates street art.
Read the texts below. Choose the correct variant (A-D) to (1-5)
Although it’s known as the Mona Lisa, (1) ______ famous painting was (2) _______
titled La Giaconda. Painted on wood, it’s a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of a Florentine merchant. X-rays (3) ____ that Leonardo sketched three different poses before (4) ______ on the final design. The painting of Lisa has no eyebrows because it was the fashion of the time for women (5) __________ them off.
1 A Leonardo’s da Vinci B Leonardo’s da Vinci’s
C Leonardo da Vinci D Leonardo da Vinci’s
2 A origin B original C originally D originality
3 A reveals B revealed C are revealed D revealing
4 A settling B settled C to settle D having settled
5 A shave B being shaved C shaved D to shave
You have visited a local art exhibition with your class. You are writing a letter to your pen friend in which you:
Write a letter of not less than 100 words.