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Digital painting: painting on a screen

Can you image Velázquez, Van Gogh, Picasso,  and many other great artists replacing canvas and paint with a screen? That ‘s digital painting: a virtual canvas -the traditional medium-  and virtual brushes and colors. David Hockney’s Fresh Flowers is a good example of this method of creating art.

Now, I recommend you to do the listening activity on page 9 in your Workbook, so you know a little more about the artist and the new technique.

Finally, I suggest these two links to previous entries on the topic of picture description. :

https://elenec.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/describing-a-picture/

https://elenec.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/describing-pictures-in-english/

November 4, 2015 Posted by | Listening, Speaking, Writing | , , | Leave a comment

World Teachers’ Day 2015

World Teachers’ Day, held on 5th October, and the beginning of our classes at the EOI have happened on the same day this year. What a happy coincidence! We have started our classes on a day when countries all over the world honour and show their support to teachers. What better way is there for showing them appreciation and respect than giving teachers the opportunity to guide and help students to learn, even in the most unsuitable and disadvantageous conditions?

classroom

Describe the picture above.

What do you think about it?

How would you feel if you had to learn in such conditions?

Compare the picture with the one below:

classroom_modern

Picture descriptions

October 13, 2015 Posted by | 1st INT, Speaking | , , , , , , | Leave a comment