1. Are there many museums in your hometown?
2. Do you think museums are useful for visitors to your hometown?
3. Do you often visit a museum?
4. Did you go to any museums when you were a child?
5. Do you think museums are important?
6. Do you think it's suitable for museums to sell things to visitors?
7. When was the last time you visited a museum?
8. Are there many (or, any) museums in your hometown?
9. Do you think museums are useful for visitors to your hometown/country?
10. Do you often visit a museum?
11. Did you go to any museums when you were a child?
12. When was the last time you visited a museum?
13. Do you think museums are important?
14. Do you think it’s suitable for museums to sell things to visitors?
Yes, there are various kinds of museums in China, such as the museums of modern art, museums of science and industry, and museums of nature.
Sure, I believe museums are a great educational tool. Both adults and kids can gain an understanding of history and culture there.
Actually, I seldom visit museums coz there is only an art museum in my hometown and I am weak in understanding the deeply meaning of the work of art.
Yes,when I was child, my Dad took me to the nature museum in my hometown. I was very interested in dinosaurs and I enjoyed the dinosaur models as well as the fossils of dinosaurs. And before we went home, my Dad also bought me some souvenir and books.
Sure. Museums are pretty important. Adults and kids can get a chance to acquire new knowledge in different aspects. Also, hands-on exhibits and models showing in the museums can surely bring science and arts alive for them.
Well, I should say it would be a good idea for the museums to sell things related to the exhibitions to visitors. Visitors can keep them as souvenirs or sending them as gifts to friends. For those non-profit museums, they would have a larger budget to improve their conditions and services if they can increase their income by selling things to visitors. However, there are some museums selling some products at a high price to visitors. I would think it’s not suitable, because museums are mainly for the public interest.
Actually, I treat different kinds of museums as a place for hanging out with my friends, so last Sunday we went to the science museum together. We joined the workshops to learn the practical science around us and also get to know more about the latest science and technology.
Not so many, actually there is only one museum in my small county about the local history. It allows the local residents to know better about their traditions and historical celebrities.
I go to the museum a lot, when I come to the new place, I’ll find some local museums that have interesting features. The museum I visited last time was the Guanfu Museum located in the rural area of Beijing. It is a private-owned museum featuring Chinese antiques like porcelain, furnitures, jade and some paintings.
Museums are really important in protecting, preserving, propagating and researching numerous human treasure. Once the antiques are in the museums, they are permanently out of circulation, which means they can be seen by public.
Yes, the reason is that generally, most museums are nonprofit organisations, and these goods are their large portion of income, except the tickets, and also partly because these items are closely related to the theme of the museums, which cannot be bought in most other bookstores or shops.
a curator – a person who oversees and manages a museum and its collections
The curator is an expert in her field.
a tour guide – a person employed to show tourists around places of interest
Our tour guide was very informative!
preservation – to maintain something in its original or existing state
As The Mona Lisa is over 500 years old, there are many people working on its preservation.
an exhibition – a public display of works of art or items of interest held in a museum or gallery for people to see
I would like to visit the Sherlock Holmes exhibition at the Museum of London in October.
an admission fee – the fee charged to enter a place
Many museums in London do not have admission fees.
a donation – something that you give in order to help a person or organisation
There is a recommended donation of $2.
an artefact – an object made by a human being, of cultural or historical interest
By exhibiting artefacts from the past, museums can teach us a lot about different periods in history.
a collection – a group of accumulated paintings, documents, or artefacts grouped together by a particular theme
The British Museum collection totals at least 8 million objects.
cultural – relating to the arts and to intellectual achievements
Visiting a museum is an example of a fun cultural activity.
a gift shop – a shop that sells items appropriate as gifts
My favourite thing about a trip to a museum is visiting the gift shop!
to wander (around) – to walk slowly across or around an area, usually without clear purpose
On Saturday I enjoyed wandering around the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
“A work of art”: Anything that could be considered art. This can include a song, a painting, or a photograph.
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”: If you think something is beautiful then it’s beautiful. You could use this to talk about something that you like that other people don’t such as a painting or a piece of clothing, etc.
“To paint a picture with words”: To describe something very clearly, specifically, and directly. To help someone envision something through words. You can use this expression to describe what a great author does in your favorite book.
“A picture is worth a thousand words”: If you talk about photographs that you have taken this would be a great idiom to use.
“A starving artist”: The idea that if you follow what you love it’s not going to be easy, especially if you are working in a creative field such as painting, photography, writing, or music. This is a romantic notion in American culture. A “starving artist” lives a life with minimal comforts to be able to do their creative work.