Episode 22: How art during the global pandemic has brought us closer together.



In today's episode, I'm talking about How art during the global pandemic has brought us closer together. This was inspired by an article I read on the UNESCO website:


Even during COVID-19, art ‘brings us closer together than ever’ – UN cultural agency


You can see an example of this togetherness above. Wetransfer is donating 30% of their advertising space to creatives they admire and causes they care about.


You can find Vocabulary and Transcript below as well as all links mentioned in this podcast at the bottom of this post and some discussion questions if you're an ESL teacher or if you just want some prompts to practice your writing.


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Vocabulary


tapping into creativity - use of imagination or original ideas especially in the creation of unique ideas

emphatically (a)- in a forceful way, without a doubt

relay (v)- to pass on a message

flagged (v)- to mark something for attention

plunging - (v) rapidly decreasing.

destabilising (v) - upset the stability of a system. To cause unrest or instability in something.

To take something for granted - to never think about something because you believe it will always be available or stay exactly the same.

to make a living off our work - To make money from work

bounce back (v) - to return quickly to a normal condition after a difficult situation or event

disposable income (n) - income remaining after deduction of taxes and social security charges, available to be spent or saved as one wishes.

in the zone (e) - if you are in the zone, you are happy or excited because you are doing something very skillfully and easily.

emphatically (a)- in a forceful way, without a doubt

timely - done or occurring at a favourable or useful time; opportune.

uplifting - morally or spiritually elevating; inspiring happiness or hope

creativity abounds - creativity is prevalent, exists in great numbers

impetus - something that makes a process or activity happen or happen more quickly

Twofold approach - twice as great or many


Transcript




Discussion Questions:


1. What do you think are some of the threats that artists are facing now and in the future because of Covid19?


2. In your opinion, what are some of the solutions artists can use to make sure people keep buying their work?


3. Who is it up to, to support artists and the arts during a time of uncertainty?



Can you match these phrasal verbs using the verb draw in its present (draw) past (drew) and part participle form (drawn)?


1. draw up

2. drew back

3. drew even

4. drew into

5. drawn out

6. drawn into

7. draw out

8. draw upon

a. I’m going to _________ a plan for us to follow.

b. After several hours playing poker he ___________.

c. As confinement becomes ___________ I start to become increasingly bored.

e. I’m going to _____________ my previous experience to find a solution.

f. Can we not let this meeting ____________ for too much longer? I need to have lunch.

g. He ___________ when the cat scowled.

h. The train ______ the station.

i. I never wanted to get ___________ this silly argument.



Answers:

a1, b3, c6, e8, f7,g2, h4, i6,


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Links:


How can you Support Artists :

https://en.unesco.org/themes/arts-and-artists


Wetransfer supporting artists


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