IELTS Cambridge Unit 20
Terms in this set (27)
the formal study of the principles of art and beauty
an object that is made by a person, such as a tool or a decoration, especially one that is of historical interest
- The museum's collection includes artefacts dating back to prehistoric times.
a female ballet dancer
a decorative object made from esp. wood or stone, or the art of making patterns in or objects from these materials
skill in knowing how to do or make something, or a job or activity needing such skill:
- He talked about the craft of writing popular fiction.
a collection of things shown publicly:
- an exhibition of model airplanes
someone or something that gives you ideas for doing something:
- She has been an inspiration to us all (= a good example for all).
the state of having a close, personal relationship or romantic relationship with someone:
- He was always polite, but he shunned intimacy.
a large group of musicians playing different instruments and usually organized to play together and led by a conductor:
- the New York Philharmonic Orchestra
a painting, photograph, or drawing of a person
a person who creates sculptures out of material such as wood, clay, metal, or stone:
- The sculptor supervised the placement of his newest sculpture in the garden.
the art of creating objects out of material such as wood, clay, metal, or stone, or a work of art of this type:
- In the ruins they found ancient stone sculptures.
something that causes growth, activity, or reaction:
- The aid package would provide very little fiscal stimulus.
the place where a public event or meeting happens:
- They changed the venue at the last minute because they realized the meeting room would have been much too small.
all the extra things that may be offered with something:
- This camera came with a carrying case, zoom lens, tripod - the works.
- She's a very accomplished pianist/painter/horsewoman.
growing or developing quickly:
- A burgeoning tourist industry lifted the state's economy.
to take someone's attention away from what that person is doing or should be doing:
- She liked to work with the radio playing and said it did not distract her.
consisting of different types, methods, styles, etc.:
- It was an eclectic mix of our ethnic foods and traditional Thanksgiving food.
ordinary and not interesting in any way:
- The show was just another mundane family sitcom.
full of emotion:
- a passionate speech
very noticeable, important, or famous:
- She plays a prominent role in the organization.
brightly colored or (of descriptions or memories) producing clear, powerful, and detailed images in the mind:
- vivid colors
the skill of combining movements into dances to be performed
- a flamboyant style of choreography
to represent or show something in a picture, story, movie, etc.; portray:
- The movie depicts his father as a tyrant.
to try to make a person or an animal angry or annoyed:
- He was trying to provoke me into a fight.
to go beyond or rise above a limit, or be greater than something ordinary:
- The group makes music that transcends traditional pop categories.