English file Pre — 1C

Listening - Unit 1C


a. Listen to an advert for an art exhibition. What is special about the pictures?

b. Listen again and answer the questions.

  1. Where is David Hockney exhibition?
  2. What was the first picture he drew on his iPhone?
  3. What does he do with his flower pictures?
  4. When is the last day of the exhibition?
  5. How much does the exhibition cost?

And now for the latest news in the art world. If you’re in Paris this weekend, you might like to visit the new David Hockney exhibition called Fresh Flowers. As the name suggests, most of the pictures depict flowers. However, these are no ordinary flower pictures, because Hockney uses his iPhone or his iPad to draw them.

Hockney started painting on his iPhone during the winter of 2008. At the time, he was staying at his home in the North of England where he has a beautiful view out of his bedroom window. One morning, he picked up his iPhone, and used his fingers to paint the sunrise. He was very pleased with the result, and started experimenting with other pictures. Now, he sends his friends a different flower picture every morning. They love it!

Fresh Flowers is on at the Fondation Pierre Berge, Yves Saint Laurent in Paris until January 30th. The exhibition shows the drawings Hockney made on an iPhone, and the pictures he drew on an iPad. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday, and admission costs €5. Don’t miss this show; it will be a bright moment in your day.

Полезные слова

advert — реклама

to depict — изображать

however — однако

exhibition — выставка

ordinary — ординарный / обычный

to draw — рисовать

be pleased with something — быть довольным чем-то

admission — вход