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A piece of art you like

Describe a piece of art you like.

You should say:

  • what the work of art is it
  • when you first saw it
  • what you know about it
  • and explain why you like it

You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

I’m not really a fan of art, and I haven’t been to any art galleries before, so it’s not easy for me to think of a real work of art to talk about. As for this topic, I would talk about a painting I came across many years ago in a bilingual magazine: a picture of peace. The legend has it that once upon a time, there was a king who celebrated a painting contest with the topic of peace.

Thousands of paintings were submitted, and in the final round, there were two most beautiful but distinct ones. The first was a picture of high sea cliffs with a smooth sea and blue sky. The cloud stood still. Everything was so peaceful. The second one was a tree near a waterfall. On the tree, there was a birds nest. A mother bird was feeding her baby birds besides the roaring waterfall. The king chose the second one.

I like that picture because it gives us a simple message: in this life, there is no quiet and peaceful place like the first picture. Every day, we have to face the bustling life. The most important thing is that we have to find peace within that bustle, or more exactly, the peace inside our soul. That’s what I have embraced as a motto for years.

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