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
Meaning: having the qualities of surrealism; bizarre.
- Sentence 1: The work of Salvador Dali is the perfect representation of surrealism
- Sentence 2: Frida Kahlo was one of the first women of color to be recognized for her surreal artwork.
- Sentence 3: The show’s surreal storyline was not popular at all with fans of reality television.
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.
- Sentence 1: Claude Monet was one of the earliest defenders of the Impressionist painters.
- Sentence 2: Japanese poetry is based on impressionism, which suggests a great deal more than they actually express.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sentence 2: His art pieces were a reflection of his triumphs and adversities, showing that art imitates life.
- Sentence 3: Although art or music imitates life, sometimes a work of art can inspire someone in life.
Break a leg
Meaning: Good luck
- Sentence 1: I know you are nervous about tonight but you will do fine. Break a leg!
- Sentence 2: You have an exam tomorrow? Break a leg!
- Sentence 3: “Break a leg!” shouted the stage director to his actors before the beginning of the play