澳大利亚语言学院整理的墨尔本PTE素材库，旨在帮助各位PTE考生整理一些可以用作PTE考试题型练习的素材，可以帮助大家提升dictation、re-tell lecture、Summarize spoken text 等等题型的能力哦！PTE市面上的素材并不多，练习的题目也不多，所以AIL整理的这些PTE素材库，真的是帮助非常大的哦！
contemporary adj. 当代的
smart phone 智能手机
commentary n. 评论，注释
earthy adj. 土的，朴质的
cylindrical adj. 圆柱形的
sedge n. 莎草
weave v. 编织，纺织
pass down 传承，遗传，集成
the Art Gallery of South Australia is currently holding a big festival of contemporary indigenous art. Often at these exhibitions an audio tour by an expert is provided for visitors to learn more from. But this one is offering something a little different. Here’s Eloise.
These kids are exploring a special new exhibition called Tarnanthi. And to help them to get the most out of it, they’ve been given smart phones which tell them about each artwork as they walk past. You might expect the commentary in their headphones to be by an art expert. But it’s not.
“My first impression was Pondi looks like a pumpkin on Halloween night. Pondi is a Murray River fish that shaped the path of the river.”
“This plane is a highly detailed piece which is an earthy colour.”
“Let’s look at the design of the fish trap, Aunty Yvonne has woven a cylindrical form with a narrow end and a wide end, it is suspended in the exhibition as if it was floating in a river.”
For months, these kids have worked with the Art Gallery of South Australia, to create this audio tour. And this is the first time they’re getting to hear the finished product.
It’s also the first time a big Aussie gallery has let kids to do such an important job. So these guys had a lot of research to do, before they could start recording.
First up, they had to understand what they were looking at. So they interviewed the artist, Yvonne Koolmatrie.
ANSHU: So I asked her, well all of us asked her, what got her interested and who taught her, and how she was inspired by some of the pieces.
JESSE: How she made the art piece and how long it took her to create.
They learnt about how she collects sedges from the banks of the River Murray then uses them to make artworks using a traditional weaving technique, passed down from her ancestors.
ANSHU: We looked at the pieces, and wrote about them and started drawing to get an idea of what it’s like.
Along the way, these kids also had to learn what contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art is!
ELOISE: When you think of Aboriginal art, most of us picture something like this, dot paintings. But that’s just one style. These days it can be so many things – even this! Or these painted skirts, these big bold paintings, these glass sculptures, and of course, these woven objects.
Back in the classroom, the kids put all this information together and figured out what they wanted to say. Then they recorded it, and pretty soon their audio guides came to life.
AUDIO: This piece shows that weaving doesn’t have to be practical it can just be interesting. Isn’t it fascinating that Aboriginal artists had been weaving for thousands of years, before planes were invented?
AUDIO: The pattern is a spiral going anti–clockwise and clockwise on the fins, tails and body. If you could build a huge Pondi, it would make a great skate park don’t you think?
The Art Gallery says the kids have done a great job.
LEE-ANN BUCKSKIN: There’s our future gallery attendants, there’s our future visual artists and craftspeople, these are people that could be running galleries like this in the future
And the kids say it’s pretty cool, hearing their voices talking about something so important.
JESSE: I think it’s pretty good, I like it.
ANSHU: It’s just really fulfilling, that my voice is on there.
put together 组装，放在一起，配置
figure out 解决，算出，想出
spiral adj. 螺旋形的
clockwise adj. 顺时针的