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Activity 3

Art imitating Art

The Girl With A Pearl Earring.
The Girl With A Pearl Earring. Movie by Peter Weber, 2003.

The Girl With A Pearl Earring.
The Girl With A Pearl Earring. Painting by Johannes Vermeer, 1665.

Art imitating Art

Listen to the recording. Then, click on your path!


Workbook p. 87
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In the recording, what do you learn about the film?

What was the inspiration for the film?

Useful vocabulary: The film was inspired by…
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What did you learn about the book?

What was the inspiration for the book?

Useful vocabulary: The book tells the story of...

Let's talk this out!

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Share your findings with your classmates.

What came first; the film or the book? Can they be considered as ‘original’ works of art? Why?

If you could choose one, would you read the book or watch the film? Why?

Useful vocabulary: As far as I can tell... I do think that...
I would totally prefer to…


  • ethereal /ɪˈθɪərɪəl/ (adj.) / ghostlike (adj.)
  • entranced /ɪntrɑːnst/ / fascinated (adj.)
  • intrigued ≠ intriguing (adj.)
  • account / narrative (n.)
  • backstory / character's background (n.)
  • be drawn (v.) = be attracted by (v.)
  • confound /ˌkɒnˈfaʊnd/ / confuse (v.)
  • provide / supply / give (v.)
  • mesmerize / hypnotise (v.)

Language in progress

La voix passive

La voix passive

• Listez les changements qui ont lieu entre la voix active et la voix passive.

• Réécoutez l’enregistrement et trouvez d’autres phrases à la voix passive.

Exercices p. 9 Précis grammatical p. 272

Let's learn!

Chain speaking

Make five sentences to explain why artists transform other artists’ work. Compete with your classmates. The last to speak wins.

Over to you!

Find another one!

Let’s use what you have learnt in and / or !

Go on the Internet and find another artist who used or copied another work of art to create his own art. Explain the artist’s intention. You want to participate in a YouTube channel which proposes people's analysis on art. Share your video and submit it.

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