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practice • feel • mouthful
drawings • check out
  1. The front of my notebook is full of .
  2. I like you aren't paying attention to me.
  3. The plan is to the art museum and then go out for dinner.
  4. My teacher wants me to the piano for 30 minutes every day.
  5. He has like five names. It's a real .
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Answer the following questions about the interview.
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140 Visual Arts
Jason is a digital artist. He talks about his art and web site.

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practice

It's not hard, it's just practice.

To 'practice' something is to do it many times to improve your abilities.  Notice the following:

  1. After she practiced her violin she started her homework.
  2. He practices soccer for one hour every day.

feel

If you feel you want to draw one day.

In the example sentence 'feel' basically means 'think.'  It refers to a future plan.  Typically we use this word to refer to emotions about something.  Notice the following:

  1. What do you feel is the right thing to do?
  2. Does she feel that she wants to get married some day?

mouthful

The web address is a bit of a mouthful.

In this sentence 'mouthful' implies that the address is either a lot to say or difficult to say.  Notice the following:

  1. Although it was a mouthful, the server at the restaurant repeated our order.
  2. Her name was quite a mouthful.

drawings

My drawings are on the web site.

A 'drawing' is a pictured created by a person using their hands and many connected lines.  Drawings are the work of an artist.  Notice the following:

  1. What kind of drawings do you like to do?
  2. His drawings of trees were average, but the ones of people were fantastic.

check out

I'm going to check out the website later.

If you 'check out' a website you look at and explore it.  Notice the following:

  1. She always wants to check out new museums.
  2. Do you want to go check out that new Thai restaurant this weekend?