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Activity 1 a) Read the text. THE NATIONAL GALLERY
History. The National Gallery was begun in 1824 when the government of the day decided that London needed a national art collection to compete with famous European galleries, such as the Uffizi in Florence and the Louvre in Paris. It just happened that the Pall Mall house of John Julius Angerstein was for sale at the time, along with his collection of 38 painting, including works by Raphael, Rembrandt and Van Dyck. They were purchased for 57,000 and Angerstein's house was used as the first gallery, until the present building was completed in 1838. In the meantime, a number of important pictures were added to the collection through gifts and bequests, but many of the most famous works were acquired by shrewd gallery directors scouring Europe for masterpieces that could be bought cheaply because the artists were temporarily «out of fashion». Because space in the gallery was limited (originally it was only one room deep), the directors pursued a policy of quality rather than quantity. The National Gallery fills the whole of the north side of Trafalgar Square, and houses Western paintings. Few people notice that the building itself is a rather uninspired piece of neo-classical design because there are so many competing attractions in the square and the view from the entrance terrace is superb. Two bronze statues stand on the lawns either side of the entrance: one of James II dressed like a Roman, by Grinling Gibbons (1686), and one of George Washington, presented by the American people in 1921. The National Gallery is one of the world's richest art collections, covering most schools and periods of painting up to the 20th century (the national collection of modern art, along with British works of all periods, is now housed in the Tate Gallery). The gallery provides a leaflet locating the 20 most popular masterpieces. It also highlights a particular painting each day, providing notes on the subject, context and artistic achievement. It is a good idea to start your tour at the new Sainsbury Wing annexe, entered at the extreme left of the main entrance. Here you can check on the days free lectures and guided tours at the information desk and obtain a room-byroom guide to the gallery.
The floor mosaics of the main staircase was designed by the Russian-born artist. b) Decide whether these statements are true (T) or false (F). My university degree allowed me to get a job working for various . Some of the lines are correct. in a series entitled The Modern Virtues. I realized very quickly that by trying ________ 2 to persuade people to buy things they did not really need was not my cup ________ 3 of tea. The National Gallery was founded in 1824 by the government. The National Gallery houses one of the world's richest collections of modern art. the Awakening of the Muses on the half-landing includes portraits of the most beautiful women of the 1930s: Greta Garbo as Melpemone (Muse of Tragedy). To expand the collection which started with 38 paintings. 3. Virginia Woolf as Clio (Muse of History) and Diana Mitford as Polyhymnia (Muse of Song). write the word. 1. The north vestibule includes portraits of Winston Churchill and T S Eliot. Activity 2 For questions 1-15. read the text below and look carefully at each line. A new hobby __been__ 0 I finished university several years ago and I’ve been got a degree in __hane__ 00 Economics.Do not miss the floor mosaics of the main staircase and vestibules. Before that I have studied graphics and worked in an ________ 1 advertising agency for a short time. 5. and some have a word which should not be there. The present building of the National Gallery is situated in Trafalgar Square. put a tick (۷) if a line has a word which should not be there. the gallery directors pursued a policy of quality rather than quantity. At that time there were many art collections in London which could compete with famous European galleries. 4. The north vestibule includes portraits of the most beautiful women of the 1930s. 2. 6. If a line is correct. 7. designed by the Russian-born artist Boris Anrep between 1928 and 1952. Best of all. exemplifying Defiance and Leisure respectively.
________ 13 I chink we're there for because we're all a bit bored with our lives and ________ 14 our jobs and warn to do something other than going to the pub or ________ 15 sitting in front of the TV like as a vegetable. There ________ 12 are very various people on the course. My ideal job would to be to work for an ________ 7 organisation like Greenpeace as a press officer or something like.________ 4 charities so then I have worked for Oxfam and War on Want. mostly middle-aged like me. They are teach us to use watercolours ________ 11 and I have already painted a couple of landscapes and still lifes. which ________ 5 beth campaign against hunger in the world and try to help poor countries ________ 6 stand on their own two feet. I have never lost interest in drawing and painting and I ________ 9 have done recently taken up a hobby: I attend art classes at the local ________ 10 college every Monday and Friday. After ________ 8 all these years. .
(1) _______as a magistrate for six months. which dominated the city then as it (6) _______does today. (12)_______at the wonderful pictures and statues which filled the beautiful churches of Florence. read the text below and decide which answer A. seems to have (14) _______an interest in the boy and helped him with his attempts to draw and paint. for whom art was the most important thing in his whole life. in the workshops of the (10)_______painters and sculptors in the city. a little mountain town just outside Florence. One can (11) _______the eager boy. At school. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 A famous A made A remarked A proud A came A outlooks A yet A by no means A like A use A variety A imagine A glimpsing A in spite of A put A please B better B became B claimed B pleased B grew B looks B still B at least B attract B wander B groups B describe B gazing B despite B made B thank C biggest C served C told C happy C lived C vision C already C in any case C appeal C lose C difference C think C watching C even C taken C like D greatest D employed D announced D famous D took D sights D even D in fact D mean D waste D various D remember D noticing D although D given D agree Activity 4 . Only the most successful of artists in Florence stood any chance of making any money. Michaelangelo Michaelangelo. Michaelangelo was (7) _______an outstanding pupil. C or D best fits each space. One of the first (5)_______Michaelangelo must have become familiar with was the dome of the beautiful Cathedral in Florence. one of the (0) D artists of all time. Ludovico was not a wealthy man but he (2) _______he was descended from an aristocratic family and he was very (3) _______of this connection. Lodovico Buonarroti. The only thing he wanted to do was to draw and (9) ______ his time" as his elders probably called it. was born on 6th March 1475 in Caprese. Michaelangelo (4) _______up in Settignano. where his father.Activity 3 For questions 1-15. who. B. Michaelangelo's choice of profession did not (15)_______his father at all. (13) _____'_ six years older than Michaelangelo. His best friend while he was still a schoolboy was Francesco Granacci. lessons did not (8) ______to him at all.
then we would have to come to the (9)__________ that Madame Tussaud's. but the (3) _______________always comes down to the belief that the closer art is to life. the (4) __________ it is. This (2) _____________is often expressed in different ways.' people say (6) _____________. Use the word given in capitals at the end of each line 10 form a word that fits in the space in the same line. The more like a photograph a painting is. I don't know much about art Of all the (0) criticisms made of modern art.must contain greater art than the Louvre. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 a) critical a) realistic a) complaining a) argument a) better a) artless a) admiring a) unable a) cheating a) concluding a) life-like b) criticism b) realist b) complaint b) argumentative b) best b) artist b) admiringly b) ability b) cheated b) conclusive b) lively ARGUE GOOD ART ADMIRE ABLE CHEAT CONCLUDE LIFE c) criticisms c) realize c) complaints c) arguable c) goodness c) artistic c) admirer c) ably c) cheat c) conclusion c) lifeless Лексико-грамматическая контрольная работа для студентов II курса педагогических специальностей Test №5 . If we accent this wav of assessing art .because it is full of (10)_________ models of famous people . This is why modern painters are often accused of being (7) _________ to paint and are sometimes even accused of (8) __________ the public.For questions 1-10. read the text below. the more gifted the (5) _________-' It looks so real. perhaps the most REAL COMPLAIN CRITIC common is that it is not found (1)______________ enough.
she would choose her friend. The number of television series about groups of friends shows just how (2) vital friendship is to us. 'Friends just accept you as you are. Men share lime and activities like building a fence or a business. comfort and security. but they don't often share their feelings. For most people this is still very important. fishing or watching football. Activity 2. Read the text Best of Friends Who needs friends? According to most psychologists we all do. it is not surprising that the happiest marriages are also friendships. riding a bike. Read the text again and circle the most suitable answer to these questions. One woman sire interviewed even told her that if she had to choose between her husband and her friend. friendship is usually based on doing things together rather than the (4) intimate conversations that are typical of women friends. women are more likely than men to have close friends. Since our friends mean so much to us. 'You tell a friend things that you'd never tell a partner. they will either split up or stay together and (3) seek friendship with others. but a friend will not take you into account when making really important decisions in the same way that a family member will. Even women who are very happily married are likely to become depressed without a close friend and can even find the break up of an intimate friendship as (5) painful as the end of a marriage.' says one woman she Interviewed. (1) particularly nowadays when so many other aspects of modern life arc changing. Psychologist Dorothy Rowe says that many of us now turn to our friends. it is friendship that holds people together. There is. The (7) uninhibited laughter that is typical of many friendships (8) reduces the effects of stress and helps the immune system work properly.' says Rowe. instead of our families. for advice. 'Once the romantic stage of a relationship has passed. . in fact.' For men. running. It seems that having friends keeps us both healthy and happy.evidence that having friends protects us against illness and depression. more and more. but the Ideal situation is to have your family there for you as well.Activity 1. many men say that their partner is their best friend. People often say that there have been times when a close friend has not only saved their (6) sanity but their lives. But is friendship equally important to women and men? According to author Rhonda Pritchard. If the couple do not make the transition. Lasting friendships can provide a lot of the same support that families provided in the past. Friendships and family relationships can both change. Whereas many women find their relationships with a husband or boyfriend is not enough.
C That it is as important as family relationships. C Women talk to their friends about men. D They decide never to trust a friend again. B. C They become unhappy with their husbands.What did the woman who was interviewed by Dorothy Rowe say? A She broke up with her husband because of her friend. 4 How do some women react when a friendship ends? A They begin to think of their partners as their best friends. D That family relationships should be less important. 1 B She thinks her husband means more to her than her friend. 2 Why do some couples look for friends outside their relationships? A Because they are not in love with their partners. B That it is less important than family relationships. B We are more likely to stay physically and mentally healthy. D Because they do not get what they need from their partners. B It upsets them as much as splitting up with a husband would. 6What does the author of the text think about friendship? A That it is more important than family relationships. 3 According to the text. B Because they break up with their partners. what is the main difference between men's and women's friendships? A Women prefer to spend time doing things with their friends. C It keeps us happy but it doesn't keep us healthy. 5How does friendship help us physically and mentally? A There is no evidence that it does. Decide which answer A. C She thinks her friend means more to her than her husband. The stolen bike . D It can make us depressed but it doesn't make us ill. C Because they think romance is more important than friendship. D Men talk to their friends about workand sport. Activity 3. D She had to choose between her friend and her husband. B Men don't spend as much time talking about their emotions. C or D best fits each space.
I phoned the police and two officers called at my house the next day. In fact. but I couldn't remember.' she said. I'll bring it back this afternoon. Write your word in the answer boxes provided. A really (0). 'It was raining hard too. I told (3) I had been out that evening.... Use the word given in capitals at the end of each line to form a word that fits in the space in the same line. The thieves (7) to have put the bikes in a van.One morning last week I realised that my bike (1) stolen. '(15) you want your bike. (12) you recognise it?' one of them asked.' The officers asked me what the van's number (10) .' I said. from my garden. If the weather (5) so bid. '(11) you saw the van again..10. 'I (8) I had known about that. I (14) by a friend of mine. there was a happy ending to this story. read the text below. The officers told me that lots of people (6) their bikes stolen lately. it (9) opposite my house. I (4) you.' 1) A) had 2) A) reminded 3) A) them 4) A) called 5) A) wasn't 6) A) had 7) A) think 8) A) would 9) A) was parked 10) A) is 11) A) If 12) A) do 13) A) needed 14) A) called up 15) A) unless B) had been B) questioned B)that B) would B) wouldn't be B) had had B) are thought B) realise B) had parking B)was B)When B)can B) had been B) was phoned B) if only C) had had itself C) told C) if C) had called C) hadn't been C) had to have C) have thought C) wish C) is parked C) had C) Remember C) would C) looked like C) had a phone callif С) D) had not D) asked D) later D) would have called D) wouldn't have been D) hadn't D) are thinking D) thought D) has parked D) wrote D) Suppose D) if D) seemed D) heard some news D) as long as Activity 4. I would have ridden my bike. I remember that. After the officers had left. thing when you're alone abroad and surrounded by (1) . 'It (13) painting.' said one of the officers. They (2) me if I had seen or heard anything. and hadn't noticed anything suspicious when I came home. However.. ' By the way. 'If I had seen anything.' I replied. Letters. is to receive a letter from a COMFORT STRANGE .. I borrowed it a couple of days ago. 'I replied. For questions 1 . I saw a black van that evening.
.. of your new job and your (8) .. of ideas. That can't have be very difficult.. Our parents usually they have the painting done by a local firm. 8)….. so we thought we would be able to do the job. a whole new way of life and (5) . (3). 6)…... adding a (10) ... . but you can make the picture clearer by providing a (9) . Do-h-Yourself Last week my brother and I decided to paint our bedrooms if while our parents were out for the day.... of unexpected details.....friend or (2). write the word in the space..... Some lines are correct but some have a word which should not be there. 'First all the surfaces must have to be washed.. We had watched the painters the last time the house had to been painted. 5)….. Tick each correct line. from home.. Look carefully at each line..... RELATE INTEREST SUMMARY COLLECT SURROUND UNDERSTAND DAY DESCRIBE VARY 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 comforting =0= =1= =2= =3= =4= =5= =6= =7= =8= 9 =10= = = Activity 5. of these. but we thought we could to save some money if we did paint it ourselves. 'my brother said. It's always. the hardest thing is to (4) .. 2)…if... 9)…. 7)….. routine. not to mention new friends and unfamiliar (6) …Those receiving your letters can never have a full (7) . But in responding. 3)…… 4)…. 'I 1 )…۷.. If a line has a word which should not be there. to know what people are up to.
...replied. 'We'd better if put some newspapers on the carpet. My brother said that he preferred green paint. 'I was suggested. our parents arrived home. 15)…. 14)…. 18)….. we'll get into trouble. 17)…. 'You should have been asked us first.. 11)…. 12)…. 'You can paint the rest of the house too!' 10)…. we looked for some paint in the garden shed... 'my mother said us. Just as if we were going to start. 'We could use this red paint. If we can make a mess. 16)….' After that had been have done.. 13)…. ..
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