Replace each boldface word with a synonym (word with a similar meaning) from the reading. Write the synonym on the line.

Мы поможем в написании ваших работ!

Мы поможем в написании ваших работ!

Мы поможем в написании ваших работ!


Replace each boldface word with a synonym (word with a similar meaning) from the reading. Write the synonym on the line.

1. A worker _________________ at the Louvre once stole the Mona Lisa.

2. Snatching the Mona Lisa was a major art theft__________________.

3. Did singing clowns __________________ make Mona Lisa smile?

4. In 16th century Italy, it was the style __________________ for women to shave off their eyebrows.


Complete the puzzle with words from the reading. Clues words are definitions of people who “are” or “do” something.


2. a person who buys and sells goods

5. a person who gathers things of a certain type


1. a person who is older than another

3. a person who writes music

4. one who paints, sculpts, draws, dances, etc.


Circle a letter to show how each sentence should be completed.

1. The Mona Lisa was originally named La Giaconda because

Giaconda was

a. the artist’s b. Mona Lisa’s c. Mona Lisa’s

name. maiden name. married name.

2. Mona Lisa is famous for her

a. smile. b. hair. c. costume.

3. Mona Lisa has no

a. teeth. b. eyebrows. c. hair.

4. The Louvre is

a. a style of painting. b. a Paris museum. c. the name of a portrait.


Match the painting and its description:

1. John Singer Sargent painted this portrait of the Spanish dancer known as La Carmencita (little Carmen) after she became famous in Paris.

2. In his later years Camille Pissarro lived in the countryside outside Paris, where he enjoyed painting the local people working on the land.

3. This painting of a variety of objects sitting on a plain white cloth celebrates everyday life.

4. This cat with sleek white legs looks as though it has just woken up from a sleep. Pierre Bonnard exaggerates the length of its legs to create the feeling that the cat is stretching and swishing its tail.

5. Monet’s three daughters are depicted boating on the river near their home in Giverny.

6. Rousseau’s painting was influenced by the political conflicts that occurred during his lifetime, such as the Franco-Prussian War. The artist depicts a wild woman riding a galloping horse across a devastated landscape littered with dismembered bodies.

A. B. C.
D. E. F.


Lesson 22.

OTHER creative works.

Match the following words with the pictures:

ceramics mosaic bust
statue mural sculpture


Read the text:

The Art Museum: Workers Behind the Scenes

The Museum Curator

Art museums are showcases for collections of works such as paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and decorative pieces. Curators at each museum care for the artworks. Through research and study, curators become expert on the museum’s pieces. They use their knowledge to develop the collections. They might r e commend buying a work at an auction, arrange for a purchase from a private collection, or encourage art owners to donate art as gifts. Large museums may have several curators— each with a specialty. For example, one curator might be in charge of European paintings. Another might tend a collection of medieval armor.

The Conservator

Imagine a lab equipped with operating room lights, microscopes,x - ray machines, and racks of powders, liquids, brushes, swabs, tweezers, and scalpels. No, this is not a hospital. It is a place where works of art are restored and repaired. Like a doctor caring for patients, a museum conservator determines what is wrong with a painting or sculpture. Is it decayed, or has it been damaged? Then he or she sets about returning the work to its original state. Some items may need major “surgery.” Others might just need a good checkup and cleaning. Different conservators specialize in paintings, sculptures, and works of art on paper, textiles, and framing.

The Security Staff

Museums keep valuable works of art out in the open—and these must be protected. This job goes to the guards and electronics experts. Technicians hide motion detectors and secret cameras throughout the building. Uniformed guards are trained to preserve the safety of the art and to assist the visitors as needed. “Where are the restrooms?” “Where’s the cafe?” Museum guards are usually able to answer questions not only about the artworks, but about the building itself.


1. What three museum staff positions are named in the reading?

c_____________________ c_____________________ g_____________________

2. What ten-letter word from the reading

means “a person who has skills needed

to work in a field of art or science”? t _________________________

3. What nine-letter compound word from the reading

means “places where things are displayed

so that they will be seen or noticed”? s _________________________


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