Student or Learner
Choose the most suitable word:
The things you own tell stories about you.Each purchase 1.(discovers,finds out,reveals,recovers) something your closest friend may not realize from your intimate exchanges.Every time you buy something you exercise your taste.Before the age of mass production, taste used to be the province of 2.(a trained,a taught,an instructed,an educated) elite. But when the 3.(eomplete,entire,all,mass) population became consumers for the first time, taste came out to the salons.Suddenly everybody had the 4.opportunity,prohabability,possibility,option) to make a choice.
Since the 18th century when taste was first discussed, people jave believed that it was an endowment of an elite handed down 5.(for,upon,to,about) those poor souls below who wanted to 6.(correct,realize,improve,learn) themselves.Thus tastemakers-either the patrician bureaucrats of Victoria’s reign, or the teams of slick decorators of 7.(this moment,today,now,nowadays) have made careers out of introducing new money to old furniture.
To achieve an understanding of taste means that you should have conviction in your choices.If you look at the history of taste, you will see that only 8.(able,gifted,bright,effective) artists predict changes in taste but anyone can 9.(understand,realize,know,get) the principles, even if principles of art are supposed to be too complex sometimes.10.(Nevertheless,Despite,Although,Ecen) the history of taste has been one of change, certain patterns constantly recur.
My answers:1-reveals;2-an educated;3-mass;4-opportunity;5-upon;6-improve;7-today;8-gifted;9-understand;10-Despite