Listening warm-up – part 18

Listening warm-up part 18

Listening warm-up – part 18

. Listen to the recording and complete gaps in the text below


 ________ N1. The most widespread style of graffiti in Brazil is

A. anti-capitalistic and anti-war B. legalized C. dangerous and illegal

______N2. The Brazilian graffiti is different from simply some scribbling on a wall because

A. it always lacks harmony B. it takes originality seriously C. it portrays skeletons

 ______N3. The reporter in the centre of Sao Paulo mentions all of the following, EXCEPT

A. it’s Tuesday evening B. he’s approaching a huge loud group of people C. there are some police cars at the end of the street

N4. The group of people (mentioned by the reporter) know what the graffiti on the

________  buildings says because

A. they know the language of the graffiti B. they wrote most of it C. they have lived in this area for a long time

________ N5. The more risky the process of graffiti tagging is, the more its artist is

A. searched by the police B. considered extravagant C. respected among other graffiti taggers



In the beginning the speaker talks about graffiti in Paris and Barcelona, saying that it is pro-equality, pro-human rights, anti-capitalism and anti-war. Then he says that in Brazil there are much of such kind of streat art and that it was legalized. But after that, he says that it is not nearly as widespread as the other graffiti, dangerous and illegal

The talking man describes why the graffiti is different from simple scribblings: The letters had harmony or the lack of harmony, or they had a composition, or they had an attitude, or they looked almost like the skeletons of cartoons. They took originality seriously

In the beginning of his talk, the reporter says: “It’s Thursday evening and it’s startign to get dark

The reporter says that the buildings are covered with thick black writing. He adds that he has no idea what it says and that many of the locals don’t know what it’s ment to say either. Then the reporter says: But this group of people here… They know exactly what it says… Because they wrote most of it

After the music ends, the woman says: The thing about the tag is where you place it. The more risk it poses to the artist’s life the more street grade you get

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