UNIT 3 : TELLING TALES READING & SPEAKING The painter & The writer
CONTENT Discussion Vocabulary Reading
DISCUSSION Who are or were the most famous painters and writers in Vietnam?
DISCUSSION Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway • Why are they famous? • What nationality were they? • Which century were they born in? • Do you know the name of any of their works? • Do you know anything about their lives?
Try to guess which sentences go with which man. Write P (Picasso) or H (Hemingway). Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway
P • His first word was la’piz (Spanish for pencil) and he could draw before he could talk. • He had wanted to become a soldier, but couldn’t because he had a poor eyesight. • His portraits of people were often made up of triangles and squares with their features in the wrong places. H P
In the 1930s, he became a war correspondent in the Spanish Civil War and World War II. • He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, but he was too ill to receive it in person. • At the age of 90 he was honoured by an exhibition in the Louvre in Paris. H H P
Title Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway 1P 2H 3P 4H 5H 6P
genius /:n/ (n.) - great intelligence, skill or artistic ability the genius of Shakespeare/ Picasso - a person who is unusually intelligent or artistic Picasso is a genius at drawing portraits. VOCABULARY Pablo Picasso
spoil // (v.) (spoil – spoiled – spoiled) to change sth good into sth bad, unpleasant, useless, etc. ( = ruin) Our picnic was spoilt by bad weather. refuse /:/ (v.) to say that you will not do sth that sb has asked you to do He refused to answer the question.
lifelike // (a.) exactly like a real person or thing a lifelike statue / drawing / toy • bombing // (n.) an occasion when a bomb is dropped or left somewhere; the act of doing this
masterpiece /::/ (n.) a work of art such as a painting, film / movie, book, etc. that is an excellent, or the best, example of the artist’s work Picasso’s work is a masterpiece of (= an excellent example of) modern painting.
mistress // (n.) a woman that having a regular illegal relationship with an married man. • honour // (n.) (v.) (n.) great respect and admiration for sb (v.) to do sth that shows great respect for sb/sth honour sb (with sth)
portrait// (n.) a painting, drawing or photograph of a person, especially of the head and shoulders
sculpture // (n.) a work of art that is a solid figure or object made by carving or shaping wood, stone, clay, metal, etc
VOCABULARY • religion // (n.) the belief in the existence of a god or gods, and the activities that are connected with the worship of them -> religious / / (a.) connected with religion or with a particular religion (of a person) believing strongly in the existence of a god or gods Ernest Hemingway
shotgun // (n.) a long gun that is used especially for shooting birds or animals • divorce // (n.), (v.) (n.) the legal ending of a marriage (v.) to end your marriage to sb legally She’s divorcing her husband.
fascinate // (v.) to attract or interest sb very much The private lives of movie stars never fail to fascinate. -> fascinated (a.) very interested -> fascinating (a.) very interesting -> fascinatingly (adv.)
futile // (a.) having no purpose because there is no chance of success (= pointless) Their efforts to revive him were futile. -> futility (n.) the futility of war
suffer // (v.) suffer from sth to be badly affected by a disease, pain, sadness, a lack of sth, etc. He suffers from asthma. to experience sth unpleasant, such as injury, defeat or loss The company suffered huge losses in the last financial year.
commit suicide to kill yourself deliberately • in person if you do sth in person, you go somewhere and do it yourself, instead of doing it by letter, asking sb else to do it, etc.
READING Work in two groups • Group A: Read about • Group B: Read about Pablo Picasso Ernest Hemingway
Task 1: Answer the questions about your person
Where and when he was born? When and how did he die? • Did he have a happy family life? • How did his parents play a part in his career? • What do you think were the most important events in his early life?
When did he move to Paris? Who did he meet there? • How did war play a part in his life? • How many time was he married? • Which of these dates relate to your person? What do they refer to? 1891 1917 1918 1927 1928 1937 1940 1949 1954
Task 2: Find the differences and similarities between the two men, Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway