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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT


 

January the 31st is Inspire Your Heart With Art Day. On this day, you can give your heart a special treat. You can create your very own work of art or go and visit art galleries and museums. People should take the time to search out art and make it a bigger part of their lives. Art is full of inspiration and can change our way of looking at the world. It has changed people’s hearts for centuries. Maybe looking at a masterpiece painting or a superb piece of sculpture will inspire you to be creative. We all have creative juices in us. Unfortunately, many of us stop being creative when we move from childhood to adulthood. Inspire Your Heart With Art Day may get your creative juices flowing again.

There is so much art around us but many people take little notice of it. There is art in the architecture we work, live and play in. There are gardens full of statues and floral displays. We walk past graffiti on walls and fail to see the art in it. We also see thousands of advertisements every day that have an artistic side to them. We don’t even have to step into a gallery. It’s everywhere. One of the best ways of exploring art is on the Internet. There are thousands of sites showing art and artists over thousands of years. There is little excuse for us not to find art. What we need to is to stop, look and think for a short time. If we do that, then we just might inspire our heart with art.

Sources: http://www.wikipedia.org/ and assorted sites.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

give your heart a special

a.

sculpture

2

create your very own work

b.

flowing

3.

change our way of looking

c.

creative

4.

a superb piece of

d.

treat

5.

many of us stop being

e.

of art

6.

get your creative juices

f.

at the world

 

Paragraph 2

1.

many people take

a.

on walls

2

There are gardens full

b.

thousands of years

3.

We walk past graffiti

c.

not to find art

4.

We don’t even have to step

d.

of statues

5.

sites showing art and artists over

e.

little notice of it

6.

There is little excuse for us

f.

into a gallery


LISTENING GAP FILL

January the 31st is Inspire Your Heart With Art Day. On this day, you can give your _________________. You can create your very own work of art or go and visit art galleries and museums. People should _________________ search out art and make it a bigger part of their lives. Art is full of inspiration and can _________________ of looking at the world. It has changed people’s hearts for centuries. Maybe looking at a masterpiece painting _________________ of sculpture will inspire you to be creative. We all have creative juices in us. Unfortunately, _________________ being creative when we move from childhood to adulthood. Inspire Your Heart With Art Day may get _________________ flowing again.

There is so much art around us but many people _________________ of it. There is art in the architecture we work, live and play in. There are gardens _________________ and floral displays. We walk past graffiti on walls and _________________ in it. We also see thousands of advertisements every day that have an artistic side to them. We don’t even have _________________ gallery. It’s everywhere. One of the best ways of exploring art is on the Internet. There are thousands of sites showing art and artists over thousands of years. There is little _________________ to find art. What we need to is to stop, look and think for a short time. If we do that, then _________________ inspire our heart with art.


WHILE READING / LISTENING GAP FILL

Put the words into the gaps in the text.

January the 31st is Inspire Your Heart With Art Day. On __________ day, you can give your heart a special treat. You can create your __________ own work of art or go and visit art galleries and museums. People should __________ the time to search out art and make it a bigger part of their lives. Art is full of inspiration and can change our __________ of looking at the world. It has changed people’s hearts __________ centuries. Maybe looking at a masterpiece painting or a superb piece of sculpture __________ inspire you to be creative. We all have creative juices in us. Unfortunately, many of us stop being creative __________ we move from childhood to adulthood. Inspire Your Heart With Art Day may get your creative juices flowing __________.

 

 

 

when
take
will
this
way
again
for
very

There is so much art around us but many people take little __________ of it. There is art in the architecture we work, live and play in. There are gardens full of statues and floral __________. We walk past graffiti on walls and __________ to see the art in it. We also see thousands of advertisements every day that have an artistic __________ to them. We don’t even have to __________ into a gallery. It’s everywhere. One of the best ways of exploring art is on the Internet. There are thousands of __________ showing art and artists over thousands of years. There is little __________ for us not to find art. What we need to is to stop, look and think for a short __________. If we do that, then we just might inspire our heart with art.

 

 

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fail
time
notice
sites
side
displays
excuse


CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

Delete the wrong word in each of the pairs of italics.

January the 31st is Inspire Your Heart With Art Day. On this day, you can give your heart a special threat / treat. You can create your very own work of art or go and visit art gallery / galleries and museums. People should take the time to search out art and make it a bigger part of the / their lives. Art is full of inspiration and can change our way of looking at / for the world. It has changed people’s hearts for centuries / century. Maybe looking at a masterpiece painting or a superb piece of sculpture will inspire / inspiration you to be creative. We all have creative juices in us. Unfortunately, many of us stop to be / being creative when we move from childhood to adulthood. Inspire Your Heart With Art Day may get your creative juices flowed / flowing again.

There is so much art around us but many people take little noticing / notice of it. There is art in the architecture we work, live and play in. There are gardens full / filled of statues and floral displays. We walk past graffiti on walls and failed / fail to see the art in it. We also see thousands of advertisements every day that have an artistic top / side to them. We don’t even have to step into a gallery. It’s everywhere. One of the best ways of exploring / exploding art is on the Internet. There are thousands of sites showing art and artists over thousand /  thousands of years. There is little / small excuse for us not to find art. What we need to is to stop, look and think / thinks for a short time. If we do that, then we just might inspire our heart with art.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

January the 31st is Inspire Your Heart With Art Day. On (1) ____ day, you can give your heart a special treat. You can create your very own (2) ____ of art or go and visit art galleries and museums. People should take the time to (3) ____ out art and make it a bigger part of their lives. Art is full of inspiration and can change our way of looking at the world. It has changed people’s hearts for (4) ____. Maybe looking at a masterpiece painting or a superb piece of sculpture will inspire you to be creative. We all have creative juices in us. Unfortunately, many of us stop (5) ____ creative when we move from childhood to adulthood. Inspire Your Heart With Art Day may get your creative juices (6) ____ again.

There is (7) ____ much art around us but many people take little notice of it. There is art in the architecture we work, live and play in. There are gardens (8) ____ of statues and floral displays. We walk past graffiti on walls and fail to see the art in it. We also see thousands of advertisements every day that have an artistic (9) ____ to them. We don’t even have to step into a gallery. It’s everywhere. One of the best ways of (10) ____ art is on the Internet. There are thousands of sites showing art and artists over thousands of years. There is (11) ____ excuse for us not to find art. What we need to is to stop, look and think for a short (12) ____. If we do that, then we just might inspire our heart with art.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

the

(b)

these

(c)

a

(d)

this

2.

(a)

working

(b)

work

(c)

worker

(d)

worked

3.

(a)

searching

(b)

searches

(c)

search

(d)

searched

4.

(a)

centuries

(b)

century

(c)

centurion

(d)

centres

5.

(a)

to be

(b)

being

(c)

to be or not

(d)

was

6.

(a)

flowed

(b)

flow over

(c)

flowing

(d)

flows

7.

(a)

as

(b)

so

(c)

to

(d)

such

8.

(a)

full

(b)

filled

(c)

filling

(d)

fullest

9.

(a)

side

(b)

top

(c)

bottom

(d)

rim

10.

(a)

exploration

(b)

explorer

(c)

explores

(d)

exploring

11.

(a)

tiny

(b)

small

(c)

little

(d)

midget

12.

(a)

timing

(b)

timer

(c)

times

(d)

time


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

give your heart a special artte

2.

visit art gelsieral and museums

3.

Art is full of nioraispint

4.

a rusebp piece of sculpture

5.

epiinsr you to be creative

6.

get your creative uiecsj flowing

 

Paragraph 2

7.

people take little ocnite of it

8.

stesaut and floral displays

9.

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10.

have an iciatsrt side to them

11.

stosunhda of sites

12.

There is little cesxue for us


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

little excuse for us not to find art. What we need to is to stop, look and think for a short

(    )

time. If we do that, then we just might inspire our heart with art.

(    )

of sculpture will inspire you to be creative. We all have creative juices in us. Unfortunately, many of us stop being

(    )

walls and fail to see the art in it. We also see thousands of advertisements every day that have an artistic side to

(    )

them. We don’t even have to step into a gallery. It’s everywhere. One of the best ways of exploring

(    )

architecture we work, live and play in. There are gardens full of statues and floral displays. We walk past graffiti on

(    )

creative when we move from childhood to adulthood. Inspire Your Heart With Art Day may get your creative

(    )

art and make it a bigger part of their lives. Art is full of inspiration and can change our way of looking at the

(    )

There is so much art around us but many people take little notice of it. There is art in the

(    )

world. It has changed people’s hearts for centuries. Maybe looking at a masterpiece painting or a superb piece

1  )

January the 31st is Inspire Your Heart With Art Day. On this day, you can give your heart a special treat. You can create

(    )

juices flowing again.

(    )

art is on the Internet. There are thousands of sites showing art and artists over thousands of years. There is

(    )

your very own work of art or go and visit art galleries and museums. People should take the time to search out


SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

With a partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

your    give    can    you    treat    special    a    heart

2.

create    very    work    art    your    own    of

3.

our    change    world    the    at    looking    of    way

4.

be    sculpture    inspire    to    creative    will    you

5.

get    again    flowing    juices    creative    your

6.

around    There    so    art    us    is    much

7.

graffiti    past    walk    We    walls    on

8.

the    of    One    art    exploring    of    ways    best

9.

of    showing    There    thousands    sites    art    are

10.

not    art    little    us    find    is    for    to    There    excuse


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

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3.

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5.

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1.

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3.

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4.

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5.

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6.

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THE INSPIRE YOUR HEART WITH ART DAY SURVEY

Write five questions about Inspire Your Heart With Art Day in the table. Do this in pairs/groups. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

Without your partner, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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Return to your original partner(s) and share and talk about what you found out.  Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.


WRITING

Write about Inspire Your Heart With Art Day for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find more information about Inspire Your Heart With Art Day. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Inspire Your Heart With Art Day. Write about what happens around the world. Include two imaginary interviews with people who did something on this day.

Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. POSTER: Make your own poster about Inspire Your Heart With Art Day. Write about what will happen on this day around the world.

Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

ANSWERS

Check your answers in "THE READING / TAPESCRIPT" section at the top of this page.


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