Posted by: crisdiaz24 | October 26, 2011

GOYA – CLOZE TEST

CLOZE TEST

Read the text and complete the chart below with a word from the list that comes after the text. Every word can only be used ONCE. There are FOUR words that you don’t need to use. Question 0 has been answered as an example.

FRANCISCO DE GOYA

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) is 0) ________________ as the most important Spanish artist of the late eighteenth and 1) ________________ nineteenth centuries. Over the course of his long 2) ________________, Goya moved from jolly and 3) ________________ to deeply pessimistic and searching in his paintings, drawings, etchings, and frescoes. Born in Fuendetodos, he later moved with his parents to Saragossa and, at age fourteen, began studying with the painter José Luzán Martínez (1710–1785). In 1746, the year of Goya’s birth, the Spanish Crown was under the 4) ________________ of Ferdinand VI. 5) ________________, the Bourbon king Charles III (r. 1759–88) reigned as an enlightened monarch 6) ________________ to change, employing ministers who supported 7) ________________ economic, industrial, and agricultural reform. Goya came to artistic maturity during this 8) ________________ of enlightenment. In Madrid, the painter brothers Francisco (1734–1795) and Ramón Bayeu y Subías (1746–1793) had 9) ________________ up shop in 1763 and Goya soon joined their studio, 10) ________________ marrying their sister Josefa. He visited Italy in 1770, after two failed attempts in drawing competitions at the Real Academia des Bellas Artes in San Fernando.

            Adapted from © http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/goya/hd_goya.htm

          AGE                      ERA                      PROFESSION        SET

CAREER               EARLY                  RADICAL              SUBSEQUENTLY

CONSEQUENTLY         EVENTUALLY                REGARDED                  SUPERFICIAL

EPOCH                 LIGHT-HEARTED  RULE                    SYMPATHETIC

0) REGARDED

1)

2)

3)

4)

5)

6)

7)

8)

9)

10)

 

KEY

 

0) REGARDED

1) EARLY

2) CAREER

3) LIGHT-HEARTED

4) RULE

5) SUBSEQUENTLY

6) SYMPATHETIC

7)RADICAL

8) AGE

9) SET

10) EVENTUALLY


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