Art and Culture – maturitní otázka z angličtiny


Otázka: Art and Culture

Jazyk: Angličtina

Přidal(a): VariusMartin



It is represented by arts such as architecture, sculpture, literature, painting and music, but also science, philosophy and so on.

Culture surrounds us since our birth.


·        Something that surrounds us most of the time

o   Radios, shopping centres

o   Music as a background (going to the school, relaxing)

·        Young people spend a lot of time in music clubs and pubs where the music is as loud as possible and makes the environment interesting

·        In the history singers actually could sing

o   Nowadays it’s more about electronic devices and programs

o   People prefer „beats“ and loudness rather than nice vocals

·        Famous English speaking musicians or bands:

o   The Beatles

§  British pop band that influenced the whole world

o   Luis Armstrong

§  Jazz, awesome voice

o   The ABBA

§  Swedish pop group

o   Elvis Presley

§  Rock’n’Roll legend

·        Operas and classical music still have their fans

o   National Theatres, National Opera


·        It’s quite expensive these days to go to the cinema centre

o   However, very comfortable

o   High quality picture on the screen, but low quality films

·        It’s not about the quality of the film but about its promotion and advertisements

o   Actors are still very good but films have stupid plots and are very unrealistic

·        People prefer downloading the films

o   You have to be careful while doing it

·        Popular genres: Comedy, Novel, Romantic, Animated

o   Animated films register a big boost nowadays

§  New and high-end technologies

§  Realistic voices and movements of the characters

o   Comedies are immortal – people always like to laugh

·        Famous English speaking actors:

o   Leonardo DiCaprio

§  Great performance in The Titanic, The Great Gatsby, Wolf of Wall street

§  Still doesn’t have an Oscar

o   Johnny Depp

§  Great performance in The Pirates of Caribbean

o   Neil Patrick Harris

§  As Barney in How I Met Your Mother

·        Famous directors:

o   Alfred Hitchcock

§  The world repute master of thriller became famous for his impressive camera work and technique. Anyone should know at least Psycho, Birds or Rebecca

o   Steven Spielgerg

§  Jurassic Park, The Jaws

o   Woody Allen

§  American film director and actor, comedies with great humour, received 3 Oscars, films: Husband and Wives


·        Science Museums

o   Almost every big city has a science museum

o   They become very entertaining and educational

o   It’s not about seeing things in the showcase but about experimenting and discovering new things

o   Personally, I hate museums, but I love modern science museums

·        Madame Tussaud´s

o   Famous museum in London

o   Contains wax sculptors of famous people (mostly actors, musicians or sports men)

o   It becomes popular worldwide because people started establishing their own wax museum (We even have a new one in the centre of Prague)

·        BMW and Mercedes Museum

o   I am really into cars so I love visiting these museums

o   BMW has its seat in Munich and Mercedes in Stuttgart

o   Very modern (BMW Museum is in a shape on an 4-cylinder engine)

o   It’s made chronologically – it starts with the oldest models and then it gradually gets to the newest ones

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