Trong các chủ đề hay gặp ở bài thi IELTS Speaking thì Art không phải là chủ đề quá quen thuộc. Thường thì nó sẽ được lồng ghép vào những chủ đề khác rộng hơn như Hobbies,... Tuy nhiên, chúng ta vẫn cần phải nắm thật chắc từ vựng và những câu hỏi có thể được đề cập đến khi nói đến chủ đề Art.

Hãy tiếp tục theo dõi bài viết dưới đây vì nó sẽ giúp ích cho bạn rất nhiều trong quá trình ôn luyện.

1. Từ vựng về Art

- The arts: nghệ thuật nói chung (bao gồm tranh vẽ, điêu khắc,…)

- Be into something: thích một cái gì đó.

- Culture: văn hóa

- Creative: sáng tạo

- Classical: cổ điển

- Music: âm nhạc

- Opera: nhạc thính phòng

- Theatre: rạp hát, nhà hát

- Performance: màn trình diễn

- Festival: hội diễn

- Exhibition: triển lãm

- Sculpture: điêu khắc

- Abstract: trừu tượng

- Abstract art: nghệ thuật trừu tượng

- Modern art: nghệ thuật hiện đại

- Comtemporary art: nghệ thuật đương đại

- A culture vulture: người yêu thích các loại hình nghệ thuật, văn hóa

- Display: trưng bày

- Trend: khuynh hướng, xu hướng

- Inspire: truyền cảm hứng

- Choreograph: biên đạo múa

- Arts and craft: nghệ thuật thủ công

- Visual art: nghệ thuật dùng thị giác để cảm nhận

- Performing art: buổi nhạc kịch

- Watercolor: màu nước

- A sketch: bản phác thảo

- An artefact: sự tạo tác, tạo vật trong khảo cổ

- Heritage: di sản

- A rave review: sự đánh giá, nhân xét tích cực

- Masterpiece: kiệt tác

- Naturalism: chủ nghĩa tự nhiên

- Aesthetics: mỹ học

- Realism: chủ nghĩa hiện thực

- An art exhibit: cuộc triển lãm mỹ thuật

- Ancient art: nghệ thuật cổ xưa

- A gallery: phòng triển lãm

- Cultural art: nghệ thuật về văn hóa

- An educational tool: công cụ giáo dục

- Performance art: nghệ thuật biểu diễn

- A classroom setting: khung cảnh lớp học

- Structural art: nghệ thuật cấu trúc

- Dull: nhàm chán

- Delicacies: cao lương mỹ vị

- Inventive: sáng tạo

- Sketching: vẽ phác họa

- An original idea: ý tưởng độc đáo

- Graffiti: hình vẽ trên tường

- To broaden one’s mind and outlook: mở rộng tầm nhìn và sự hiểu biết

- A field trip: chuyến đi thực tế

- An artifact: tác phẩm tạo tác

- To inspire: truyền cảm hứng

- Rich culture: nền văn hóa phong phú

- To spark an interest in sb: gợi cho ai sự yêu thích điều gì

- A passion: niềm đam mê

- To have a passion for (v) = to be enthusiastic about Sth: có niềm đam mê

- To participate in (v) = to join in: tham gia vào

- Cognitive development (noun) the construction of thought processes, including remembering, problem solving, and decision-making, etc: sự phát triển về nhận thức

- Think outside the box (idiom) think creatively: suy nghĩ sáng tạo

- Landscape (n) scenery, a large area of land: phong cảnh

- To go through Sth (v) to check Sth again: kiểm tra lại

- Still life (n): tranh tĩnh vật

2. Cue card và bài mẫu thường gặp về Art

Describe a piece of art (a painting, drawing, sculpture or decorative object) that you like. You should say:

- what the piece of art is

- where and when you saw it

- what it looks like or what it shows

- and explain why you like this piece of art.

Today, I would like to talk to you about a piece of art that I’m particulary interested in which so-called “Đám cưới chuột” or named “Rat’s wedding” in English. This picture illustrated a popular example and the best-selling painting of Đông Hồ village which are mainly bought and displayed on the occasion of Lunar New Year celebration. Especially, the contents of this painting are humourous and optimistic, therefore, brings good fortune in the upcoming years.

Additionally, I remembered that I first saw this painting in my primary buddy’s house. Actually, this paiting caught the little girl’s imagination was me at that moment. I feel like I had
a sense of curiosity to figure out what the painting’s implications were suddenly. Furthermore, when I grow up, I tried to explore more about this painting’s meanings over the Internet.

Therefore, I realized that fascinating themes behind this picture were that a wedding march of rats with the rat bride and groom and other rat guests delivering gifts to a big cat in hope that the couple will have a nice anniversary. Thus, this painting implicates that wedding happens happily and peacefully in front of their rivals - “cats” because of an excellent negotiation.

Last but not least, thanks to its colourful features and vivid potrayal of contempory Vietnamese traditions and customs through subtle arts, I think that I’ve been a big fan of Đông Hồ’s paintings so far.

Describe a piece of artwork that you have seen before. You should say:

Where you saw it

What it was about

When you saw it

And explain how you felt about it

To tell the truth, I am not exactly a big fan of art as I find them quite difficult to understand. However, there is this painting that really mesmerized right at the moment I laid my eyes on it. It was an oil-painting portrait named “Little Thuy” by Tran Van Can, who is a nationally-acclaimed Vietnamese painter.

To the best of my recollection, it was in my 4th grade when I saw this picture for the first time. Actually, I didn’t saw it in person but in my art textbook as the real McCoy was displayed in Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam. Of the paintings in my fine art textbook at that time, “Little Thuy” stood out to me most because of her angelic face and the exceptional painting technique of the painter.

The painting featured a girl named Thuy, who lived next door to his house. Judging from her appearance, I guessed that she was about 8 to 10 years old. The girl dressed in white, half sitting on a chair with her eyes widely open. She wasn’t smiling cheerfully like her peers found in other paintings, but looked rather emotionless and inscrutable. It was believed that her eyes reflect the soulful world of Chan Van Can as he witnessed the then westernization of Vietnamese society.

According to the textbook, this painting was considered one of the best artworks in the first half of the 20th century, when oil painting was newly introduced to Vietnam. Speaking of my feelings about “Little Thuy”, it’s hard to put into words but there’s some charm about this painting that appealed me to this day. Hopefully, I can have the opportunity to visit Hanoi to admire the beauty of this masterpiece with my own eyes.

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