William Turner ° London 1775 † London 1851 Nationality: British Romantic landscape painter He was very much inspired by shipwrecks, fires, natural catastrophes and natural phenomena (such as sunlight, storm, rain and fog).
Salvador Dali ° Figueres 1904 † Figueres 1989 Nationality: Spanish Surrealistic painter Dali was a very eccentric figure He had a remarkable moustache
There + to be There + to be = an equivalent of the Dutch ‘er zijn’ e.g. There are two boats on this painting. ‘Zich bevinden’ can be expresses by ‘there + to be’ e.g. There are curtains at the window. (NOT: There hang…) Er hangen gordijnen voor de ramen. e.g. There are towels in the cupboard. (NOT: There lie…) Er liggen handdoeken in de kast. e.g. There are mice in the attic. (NOT: There sit…) Er zitten muizen op zolder.
There + to be: exercise There is a fly in my soup. There are many parks in New York. There aren’t any tigers in Africa. There are lots of hotels in big cities. Is there a bank near here? Is there life on Mars? Is there a telephone I can use? There is a football game tomorrow. There are 8 students in my class. There aren’t many people in my town.
Group work Work in groups of 4 Describe the 2 paintings (use ‘there + to be’) Compare the 2 paintings Give your personal opinion +/- 15 minutes Speak English Don’t shout and make sure that everybody can give their opinion Present it to the class Everybody has to say something! +/- 2 minutes