J’ai appris hier que mon oral de rattrapage en anglais était ce matin.
Je sors juste de l’épreuve, ça s’est bien passé. C’était assez difficile d’avoir à parler anglais, mais c’était cool quand même de voir que je m’en sortais sans trop de problème. D’ailleurs, j’apprends le nouveau « cadre européen commun de référence pour les langues » (Wiki) et je suis entre B1 et B2. Donc ça va, pour quelqu’un qui n’avait pas passé un oral d’anglais en douze ans, c’est raisonnable, surtout quand on sait que je déteste, que j’abhorre parler anglais.
En tout cas, c’est une bonne chose de faite !
En quelques clics, j’ai retrouvé mon sujet sur le site elllo.org :
Todd: OK, Shona, you’re an artist and you like art so you must have a special routine when you go to a gallery or a museum. Do you have any recommendations how to appreciate art when you go?
Shona: Yeah, sure. I think people tend to follow a specific ritual when they go into an art gallery, which I think is a bit odd in my opinion. I don’t know, like, they might kind of, they’ll be talking to their friends outside the gallery or museum but as soon as they go in they start speaking really quietly.
Todd: Right. Right.
Shona: And like hushed tones as if it’s like, you know, what you do when you go into church or chapel or temple or whatever. You kind of speak a bit more quietly because you are in a sacred place. People treat the art gallery and the museum as a sacred place, so their voice will go down. They might start to kind of be a bit unsure of where they are standing, like, « Oh, am I in someone’s way? » or I think in an art gallery or museum, to fully appreciate what you are like looking at, you’ve got to be a tiny bit selfish. You shouldn’t worry to much about people around you, you know, because if you’re a bit self-conscious or whatever, you’re not going to be really appreciating what’s around you.
Todd: Well, you know, that’s really interesting but I thought you were supposed to be quiet. Like, I thought if you talk, then they’ll ask you to leave, or you’ll be breaking the rules.
Shona: No, not at all. Not at all. Maybe like in a library or something, like at university where people are studying and you’re not allowed to speak but in an art gallery or museum it supposed to be quiet interactive. […] You should be able to openly speak about what you are seeing around you […]. Have you ever like saw someone talking loudly and they’ve been chucked out of an art gallery or museum for doing so.
Todd: You know what, I can’t remember, but I can’t even remember anybody talking.
Shona: Exactly. Well the next time you’re in an art gallery or museum you should talk and be lively and see what happens.
Todd: OK, but if I get thrown out.
Shona: It’s my fault.