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A Bar At The Folies IELTS Reading Answers
A Bar At The Folies IELTS Reading Answers

A Bar At The Folies IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘A Bar At The Folies’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 1 – 13. Beyond the questions, you will find the answers along with the location of the answers in the passage and the keywords that help you find out the answers.

A Bar At The Folies
(Un bar aux Folies)

A BAR AT THE FOLIES - 0001

A BAR AT THE FOLIES - 0002

A BAR AT THE FOLIES - 0003

A BAR AT THE FOLIES - 0004

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Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
1 D In a similar vein to Diego Velazquez’ much earlier work Las Meninas, Manet uses the mirror to toy with our ideas about which details are true to life and

which are not.

Paragraph D;

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2 F Yet while academics are understandably drawn to the compositional enigma of the painting, Paragraph F;

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3 E Perhaps for that very reason: to depict two different states of mind or emotion. Paragraph E;

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4 D In the foreground, for example, the barmaid is positioned upright, her face betraying an expression of lonely detachment, yet in the mirrored reflection she appears to be

leaning forward and to the side, apparently engaging in conversation with her moustachioed customer.

Paragraph D;

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5 F Ever since its debut at the Paris Salon of 1882, art historians have produced reams of books and journal articles disputing the positioning of the barmaid and patron in A Bar at the Folies. Paragraph F;

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6 composer Emmanuel Chabrier Originally belonging to the composer Emmanuel Chabrier, Paragraph A;

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7 Black bodice fitted out in a black bodice that has a frilly white neckline, and with a spray of flowers sitting across her décolletage Paragraph B;

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8 auditorium Through this mirror we see an auditorium, Paragraph B;

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9 Trapeze artist even the feet of a trapeze artist demonstrating acrobatic feats above his

adoring crowd

Paragraph B;

Line 5

10 Painter’s private studio The painting was largely completed in a private studio belonging to the painter, Paragraph C;

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11 E The overall impact on the viewer is one of a dreamlike dis-juncture between reality and illusion. Paragraph D;

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12 B Manet seems to be conveying his understanding of

the modern workplace, a place – from his perspective – of alienation, where workers felt torn from their ‘true’ selves and forced to assume an artificial working identity. 

Paragraph E;

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13 A Some have even conducted staged representations of the painting in order to ascertain whether Manet’s seemingly distorted point of view might have been possible after all Paragraph F;

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