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FOLK ART AND MODERN FASHION
I. Read the text «Folk Art and Modern Fashion» and find the equi-
valents to the following Russian words and word-combinations
Сходство, обоснованный, первоначальные различия, отражающий,
обычный посетитель, силы привлекательности, истинный дух страны
происхождения, умело заимствовать, декоративное фольклорное искус-
ство, художник, цветовая палитра, народные мотивы, пробудить скром-
ный интерес
II. Translate the sentences into Russian paying attention to the Infi-
nitives
1. It is precisely the items with a national color that have a force of at-
traction, evoke tremendous interest and seem to reproduce the genuine at-
mosphere of their country of origin.
2. This helps them to find and establish their own style.
3. The more one learns about this art, the greater one’s wish to use its
beautiful features in clothes.
4. It is essential to give a good sketch of a dress.
5. To cut fabric we must transfer markings from the pattern to the wrong
side of the fabric.
6. She is glad to have made such a beautiful dress.
7. I found him to be drawing a sketch.
8. She is grown up enough to carry out marketing herself.
Text
Folk Art and Modern Fashion (Part I)
The likeness of fashions in different countries in
our times is quite legitimate and natural. Yet with a
certain similarity of fashion in each particular coun-
try, every people has its specific style of dress, which
lends original distinctions to the costume and its
owner.
These distinctions are graphically illustrated at
international exhibitions where even a lay visitor will
always note the national style of dress reflecting the
national culture, traditions and aesthetic ideal s of a
particular people. It is precisely the items with a na-
tional color that have a force of attraction, evoke tremendous interest and
seem to reproduce the genuine atmosphere of their country of origin.
Improving the design of modern dress Russian clothes designers skillful-
ly borrow from folk decorative art. Including the finest features of the tradi-
tional folk costume. This helps them to find and establish their own style.