Lesson 15: Arts – Writing Band 8

Lesson 15: Arts

  1. art appreciation – understanding the qualities of great art
  2. appealing – attractive or interesting
  3. aesthetics – the formal study of the principles of art and beauty
  4. artefact – an object that is made by a person, such as a tool or a decoration, especially one that is of historical interest
  5. ballerina – a female ballet dancer
  6. ballet – a type of dancing where carefully organized movements tell a story or express an idea
  7. carving – a shape or pattern cut into wood or stone or the skill of doing this
  8. conception – an idea about what something is like, or a general understanding of something
  9. concert – a performance of music by one or more musicians
  10. crafts – skill and experience, especially in relation to making objects
  11. emotion – a strong feeling such as love or anger
  12. exhibition – a collection of things shown publicly
  13. expression – the act of saying what you think or showing how you feel using words or actions
  14. festival – an organized set of special events, such as musical performances or plays
  15. inspiration – someone or something that gives your ideas for doing something
  16. intimacy – a situation in which you have a close friendship or sexual relationship with someone
  17. literature – writing that has lasting value as art performing
  18. arts – acting, singing, dancing, and other forms of public entertainment
  19. portrait – a painting, photograph, or drawing of a person
  20. venue – the place where a public event or meeting happens
  21. abstract – paintings, designs etc consist of shapes and patterns that do not look like real people or things
  22. accomplished – skilled
  23. burgeoning – developing quickly
  24. classical – traditional in style or form
  25. distracting – preventing concentration or diverting attention; disturbing
  26. eclectic – consisting of different types, methods, styles, etc.
  27. electric – very exciting
  28. fundamental – basic; primary; essential
  29. literary – connected with literature
  30. mundane – very ordinary and therefore not interesting
  31. passionate – full of emotion
  32. vivid – brightly coloured or (of descriptions or memories) producing clear, powerful, and detailed images in the mind
  33. choreograph – to arrange how dancers should move during a performance
  34. depict – to represent or show something in a picture, story, movie, etc.; portray
  35. provoke – to cause a reaction, especially a negative one
  36. transcendent – going beyond ordinary limits
  37. impulse – a sudden strong wish to do something
  38. neurological – relating to nerves
  39. hardwired – the way of behaving etc that is a natural part of a person’s character push
  40. through – to make a plan or suggestion
  41. throng – a crowd or large group of people
  42. behold – to see or look at someone or something
  43. enigmatic – mysterious and impossible to understand completely
  44. tingle – to have a slight stinging feeling
  45. thrill – a sudden feeling of excitement
  46. glimpse – a short, quick view
  47. curvaceous – having an attractively curved body
  48. shape – used about women
  49. deft – skilful and quick
  50. showcase – to show the best qualities or parts of something dine – to eat dinner
  51. scenery – the general appearance of natural surroundings
  52. intricate – complex; containing many small parts or details that all work or fit together
  53. justifiable – understandable
  54. consensus – general agreement; opinion reached by a group
  55. explicit – clear and exact
  56. comparison – the act of comparing two or more people or things
  57. institutionalize – to send someone, especially someone who is not able to live independently, to live in an institution rote
  58. learning – learning something in order to be able to repeat it from memory, rather than in order to understand it

Some questions asked in previous IELTS Writing Paper that you would be able to write with the help of the vocabulary in this lesson:

  1. Should the government support artists, such as, musicians, writers, and painters? Is it economically beneficial or is it just a waste of money? Why or why not?
  2. Do you agree or disagree that governments should spend money on other things than art even though art helps develop quality in people’s life? Use specific reasons and examples to support your position.
  3. Do you agree or disagree that governments should spend money on other things than art even though art helps develop quality in people’s life? Use specific reasons and examples to support your position.
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