2020/10/24 第150回例会TOPIC

TOPIC 1  Why is this painting so shocking? – Iseult Gillespie
https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-is-this-painting-so-shocking-iseult-gillespie#watch

Q1 Do you know about Picasso and his paintings?

Q2 What is Cubism, the artistic style?

Q3 Describe some of the figures in the painting. Who are the humans and what are they doing?

Q4 What was Picasso protesting when he painted this scene? Is it still being used as an image of protest, and why do you think this is?

Q5 Do you think that Cubism, rather than more representative techniques, is an effective style for representing war in art? Why or why not?

 

TOPIC 2  4 reasons to learn a new language – John McWhorter
https://ed.ted.com/on/i9eDOogu

Q1 Why do you think so many people are trying to learn English?

Q2 Approximately how many languages are spoken world-wide? By the end of the century how will that number change?

Q3 Does language shape our worldview?

Q4 What are the four reasons to learn a new language?

Q5 How has learning a new language changed with the introduction of new technology?

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