A Matter of Taste

Conversation & role play activity
Look at the images and discuss the questions below.
·       Are these pieces art?

Compare and contrast. Give your opinion and fundament your views.

Is graffitti art? What about crafts?  
Do you enjoy taking photographs? Do you consider photography an art form?
Do you think of cartoons and comics as art?
Are movies a form of art?
Is fashion design a form of art? What about architecture?

Role play

Role-plays are one of the ways for using English in lifelike situations and practice your conversational skills.  You take on a different role or personality. For example, you may be asked to take on the role of "an angry neighbor" which may be out of character for you.

  • Get together with a partner.
  • Decide who will be A and who will be B.
  • Read your role card and your partner’s.
  • Pay special attention to the language structures/ vocabulary suggested.
  • Start a conversation with your partner based on the situation given.
  • Try to both ask and answer questions so that no one dominates the dialog.
  • Speak as much as possible, and remember to round off the conversation naturally.
  • Finally, exchange role cards and take on the other side of the dialog.

You are at a an Art Store with a friend , looking at some prints. Your friend has a taste for Fine Arts and will help you choose the right reproductions for your apartment. You are a young vibrant person who loves  modern things in decoration, architecture, etc.

Suggested language:

This painting is sort of…
I think/ believe/I’m (not) into…
I’m (not) really crazy about…
Do  you think…?
To each his own.
You have a taste for Fine Arts. You  are at an Art Store with a friend of yours who needs help to get the right reproduction to decorate his/her apartment. You just found a great print of Michelangelo. Nothing compares to classic art.

Suggested language:

Don’t you think/like/ find…?
…was painted by…
Just look at …
I love/hate…
To each his own.

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