PTE听力练习题24 -老托93篇-Grant Wood

PTE考生目前最大的问题之一就是练习题缺乏。除了有限的基本官方书(PLUS,Testbuilder, OG)之外,就没有题了。很多英语基础不是很扎实的同学很难找到练习材料。墨尔本文波雅思PTE培训学校专门为墨尔本,悉尼PTE考生准备了PTE练习的lecture 93篇。各位PTE同学可以练习阅读,练习记笔记技巧,可以练习复述,甚至可以练习describe image。废话少说,下面开始:


Before we begin our tour, I’d like to give you some background information on the painter Grant Wood. We’ll be seeing much of his work today. Wood was born in 1881 in Iowa farm country, and became interested in art very early in life. Although he studied art in both Minneapolis and at the Art Institute of Chicago, the strongest influences on his art were European. He spent time in both Germany and France and his study there helped shape his own stylized form of realism. When he returned to Iowa, Wood applied the stylistic realism he had learned in Europe to the rural life he saw around him and that he remembered from his childhood around the turn of the century. His portraits of farm families imitate the static formalism of photographs of early settlers posed in front of their homes. His paintings of farmers at work, and of their tools and animals, demonstrate a serious respect for the life of the Midwestern United States. By the 1930’s, Wood was a leading figure of the school of art called “American regionalism.” In an effort to sustain a strong Midwestern artistic movement, Wood established an institute of Midwestern art in his home state. Although the institute failed, the paintings you are about to see preserve Wood’s vision of pioneer farmers.

【生词摘录】

  1. stylized: adj. drawn or written in an artificial style, that does not include natural detail(绘画或写作)程式化的
  2. realism:n.[U]thestyleofartandliteratureinwhicheverythingisshown or described as it really is in life 现实主义,写实主义(艺术、文学上的风格)
  3. portrait: n.[C]a painting, drawing, or photograph of a person(人的)画 像;照片;肖像[+of]
  4. imitate:v.tocopysomethingbecauseyouthinkitisgood(认为是好的因而) 仿效(某物)
  5. static: adj. not moving, changing, or developing, especially when movement or change would be good 不动的;不变化的;不发展的;静(止)的
  6. formalism:n.[U]astyleormethodinart,religion,orsciencethatpaystoomuch attention to established rules(艺术、宗教或科学的)形式主义
  7. pose: v. to sit or stand in a particular position in order to be photographedor painted, or to make someone do this(为照相或画像而)(使)摆好姿势
  8. regionalism:n.[U]loyaltytoaparticularregionofacountryandthedesirefor it to be more politically independent 地方分权主义
  9. sustain: v. to make something continue to exist over a period of time 保持;维持;使„持续

10.artistic: adj. connected with art or culture 美术的,艺术的
11.pioneer: adj. one of the first people to do something that other people will

later develop or continue to do 先驱,先锋,创始人

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