145 : English Vocabulary and Expressions – Abstract Art, Genre, Blank Slate, and Con Artist

In today’s episode, you will learn new English vocabulary words and expressions related to the topic of appearance. You will also hear tons of real-life stories that will help you understand the words and expressions more. This episode will give you the vocabulary and expressions you need to speak fluently in English about this topic.

TODAY’S ENGLISH RESOURCE

TODAY’S ENGLISH VOCABULARY

Abstract (art)

Meaning: art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures.

  1. Sentence 1: It is important to respect all types of abstract art, even if you do not understand it.
  2. Sentence 2: Even though it is not as old as realism, abstract art has been a genre for over 100 years.
  3. Sentence 3: Abstract art allows a person to see with their eyes only what their mind perceives.

Genre

Meaning: a style of art and music that involves a particular set of characteristics

  1. Sentence 1: I am interested in all genres of art, including ultra-realism and contemporary.
  2. Sentence 2: The store carries a wide variety of musical genres.
  3. Sentence 3: Country music is the only type of genre I like.

TODAY’S ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS

Blank slate

Meaning: something that does not show or express anything; someone or something that is empty or lacks knowledge

  1. Sentence 1: I never view my students as blank slates because they enter the classroom with value and insight.
  2. Sentence 2: Artists love beginning with a blank slate in order to create a new masterpiece.
  3. Sentence 3: When babies are born they begin as blank slates, anxiously waiting to learn from their new environment.

Con artist

Meaning: a person who cheats or tricks others by persuading them to believe something that is not true.

  1. Sentence 1: The company was full of con artists. They stole millions of dollars from hard-working people
  2. Sentence 2: Do not trust him with your savings, he is a con artist.
  3. Sentence 3: He is very handsome but his business is a sham. He is nothing more than a con artist

TODAY’S ENGLISH RESOURCE

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Domingo
Domingo
1 year ago

These are very useful vocabularies!

Vit
Vit
1 year ago

❤❤❤❤❤❤

Hércules
Hércules
1 year ago

Thank you very much

Tariro
Tariro
1 year ago
Reply to  Hércules

I absolutely learned some new vocabulary. Thank you ❤️

Namata Angelica
Namata Angelica
1 year ago

This is so helping, thanks

Amos Genaldo
Amos Genaldo
1 year ago

I love Teacher Tiffany

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