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Biến túi nylon thành tác phẩm nghệ thuật

Từ vựng

melted (made soft or made into a liquid): tan chảy

canvas (thick and strong cotton cloth that artists paint on with oil paints): vải, bạt (thường để vẽ tranh sơn dầu)

afford (have enough money): có đủ tiền

unique (here: unusual and not made anywhere else): duy nhất, độc nhất

recycling (using waste materials again): tái chế

Bài khóa

An art studio with no brushes or paint.

Mbongeni Buthelezi uses strips of plastic melted and glued to the canvas for his portraits.

When the South African studied art he couldn’t afford to buy expensive materials. So he found an alternative and now produces this unique kind of art.

He collects plastic bags from the streets around his Johannesburg studio and has turned recycling into an art form.

Bài dịch

Một xưởng nghệ thuật không bút vẽ không thuốc màu.

Mbongeni Buthelezi dùng các dải nhựa được đốt cho chảy ra và gắn vào vải để vẽ các bức chân dung.

Khi chàng trai Nam Phi học nghệ thuật anh không đủ tiền mua các chất liệu đắt tiền. Vì thế anh tìm cách khác và nay đã tạo ra nghệ thuật độc đáo này.

Anh thu nhặt các túi nylon từ đường phố quanh xưởng vẽ tại Johannesburg và biến nó thành một dạng nghệ thuật.

Bài tập

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melted / canvas / afford / unique / recycling

1. Many of Kolkata's old buildings reflect diverse European architectural styles that in time became imbued with Bengali and Marwari (or classical Rajasthani) influences, creating a blend of Indo-European design, __________ to the city.

2. Stronger powers to fine people for not _________ may be the only way to hit a zero landfill waste target by 2050, the body representing Welsh councils said.

3. A portrait artist has been working on an unusual _________ - his pregnant wife's bump. Alex Makwana's labour of love has seen him create 11 designs on Jo's stomach, including Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear and a mocked-up ultrasound scan.

4. Thousands of guns are seized in the UK every year. Most are destroyed by police, but a new project in the north of England, Guns to Goods, is trying to put them to good use.

The idea is to __________ the guns down to make metal tags for T-shirts and also create artworks to be sold to the public.

5. Kenya's Supreme Court has said that the government should abide by a lower court's decision to give teachers a pay rise of at least 50%. The teachers' pay body had argued that it cannot __________ the increase awarded by the industrial court.

Giải đáp

1. Many of Kolkata's old buildings reflect diverse European architectural styles that in time became imbued with Bengali and Marwari (or classical Rajasthani) influences, creating a blend of Indo-European design, unique to the city.

Source: Why are Kolkata homes so special?

2. Stronger powers to fine people for not recycling may be the only way to hit a zero landfill waste target by 2050, the body representing Welsh councils said.

Source: Fines possible for people who do not recycle waste

3. A portrait artist has been working on an unusual canvas - his pregnant wife's bump. Alex Makwana's labour of love has seen him create 11 designs on Jo's stomach, including Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear and a mocked-up ultrasound scan.

Source: Salisbury woman's baby bump used as canvas

4. Thousands of guns are seized in the UK every year. Most are destroyed by police, but a new project in the north of England, Guns to Goods, is trying to put them to good use.

The idea is to melt the guns down to make metal tags for T-shirts and also create artworks to be sold to the public.

Source: Would you wear a T-shirt made from melted guns?

5. Kenya's Supreme Court has said that the government should abide by a lower court's decision to give teachers a pay rise of at least 50%. The teachers' pay body had argued that it cannot afford the increase awarded by the industrial court.

Source: Kenya ordered to give teachers 50% pay rise