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Unit 7 Artists, 7A Vocabulary, Talking about the arts, page 74 

Exercise 1 

1 ballet

2 classical music

3 dance

4 mime

5 poem

6 cartoon

7 drawing

8 musical

9 novel

10 opera

11 painting

12 play

13 pop music

14 sculpture

15 sitcom


Exercise 2 

2 A choreographer

3 An opera singer

4 A director

5 A pop singer

6 A conductor

7 A painter

8 An actor

9 A novelist

10 A sculptor

11 A poet

12 A composer


Exercise 3

A 3

B 2

C 1

The extra sentence is D.



1 Interviewer You’re a dance student, aren’t you, Ella? What kind of dance do you study and why?

Ella I’m training as a ballet dancer, but I also study music. I love the movement of dance combined with the music. When a ballet is performed, the music plays such an important role. Some of the great classical composers wrote wonderful music just for dance.

Interviewer What kind of dance career do you hope to have in the future?

Ella I would like to work in a small, modern company where new combinations of dance and music are created. And I would like to choreograph ballets as well as perform them.


2 Interviewer Zak, you study at a school for the performing arts. What kind of career would you like?

Zak Well, I can’t choose between acting and singing, but fortunately musicals are back in fashion now. And now they are being produced by big film studios. Many Hollywood stars can act and sing. Look at Meryl Streep. She’s an Oscarwinning actor. But she also sings wonderfully in Mamma Mia!, a musical based on ABBA songs.

Interviewer But what if you don’t make it big in Hollywood films?

Zak Well, in Britain and America there is a strong theatre tradition. You have Broadway in New York and the West End in London, where musicals are performed every night of the year. I would love to appear in one of those musicals.


3 Interviewer Mandy, you study music at university. What exactly?

Mandy My specialised subject is singing. I study opera and operatic composers mainly, but we also look at other areas of singing – traditional folk music and tribal singing. Singing is seen as the oldest art form. And I also sing, of course!

Interviewer What sort of singing do you do?

Mandy I sing in two choirs – a huge church choir and a small jazz choir. And I also sing in the evenings at a restaurant near the university, where I’m very well-paid. It helps me pay my university fees, and it’s good practice for me.

Interviewer What would you like to do in the future?

Mandy I don’t mind, as long as it’s some form of singing. One day, I’d also like to compose my own songs.


Exercise 4

Speaker 1 choreograph, perform

Speaker 2 a carving

             b create

Speaker 3 a sing

             b compose

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