146 : English Vocabulary and Expressions – Surreal, Impressionism, Art Imitates Life, and Break a Leg

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

Surreal

Meaning: having the qualities of surrealism; bizarre.

  1. Sentence 1: The work of Salvador Dali is the perfect representation of surrealism
  2. Sentence 2: Frida Kahlo was one of the first women of color to be recognized for her surreal artwork.
  3. Sentence 3: The show’s surreal storyline was not popular at all with fans of reality television.

Impressionism

Meaning: a style or movement in painting originating in France in the 1860s, characterized by a concern with depicting the visual impression of the moment, especially in terms of the shifting effect of light and color.

  1. Sentence 1: Claude Monet was one of the earliest defenders of the Impressionist painters.
  2. Sentence 2: Japanese poetry is based on impressionism, which suggests a great deal more than they actually express.
  3. Sentence 3: Regarded as the founder of impressionist painting, Claude Monet was born and raised in France.

TODAY’S ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS

Art imitates life

Meaning: The observation that a creative work was inspired by true events; based on a true story.

  1. Sentence 1: Radio was a powerful film about a man with intellectual difficulties who rose to fame. It was truly an example of art imitating life.
  2. Sentence 2: His art pieces were a reflection of his triumphs and adversities, showing that art imitates life.
  3. Sentence 3: Although art or music imitates life, sometimes a work of art can inspire someone in life.

Break a leg

Meaning: Good luck

  1. Sentence 1: I know you are nervous about tonight but you will do fine. Break a leg!
  2. Sentence 2: You have an exam tomorrow? Break a leg!
  3. Sentence 3: “Break a leg!” shouted the stage director to his actors before the beginning of the play

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David Arrubla
David Arrubla
1 year ago

Great message. God bless you

Imer velásquez
Imer velásquez
1 year ago

Great

Mosa
Mosa
1 year ago

I wanna to learn english of anyway, but hope to be a good ways

Hércules
Hércules
1 year ago

Thank you very much

Lara
Lara
1 year ago

It was awesome. Thank you! Greetings from Ukraine

Nahayo Venant
Nahayo Venant
1 year ago

Teacher Tiffani. You make me laugh when you sing and say”it’s story time”. You know to keep your listeners attentive all over the course. You really made my heart smile.God bless you.

Marie Joceline
Marie Joceline
1 year ago

Big thanks Tiffany

Samba
Samba
1 year ago

Very interesting. Thank you teacher for your help !

Saskia
Saskia
1 year ago

Good morning

Khadija Ibrahim
Khadija Ibrahim
1 year ago

Yes

isolda karina herrera
isolda karina herrera
11 months ago

Thank you so much for this class…. I love especially your enthusiasm and your positive words of encourage!!

Zakarya
Zakarya
9 months ago

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