You are going to write about the conical leaf hat or the “ nón lá”, a symbol of Vietnamese culture.
Task 1: You are going to write about the conical leaf hat or the “ nón lá”, a symbol of Vietnamese culture. Look at the picture below. Find the Vietnamese equivalents for the English words. (Em định viết về “nón lú", một biểu tượng của văn hóa Việt. Nhìn vào hình tượng đây Tìm từ tương đương tiếng Việt cho những từ tiếngAnh.)
1. leaf: lứ 2. rim : vành nón
3. ribs : khung nón 4. strap : quai nón
Task 2: Write a passage of about 150 words about the conical leaf hat of Vietnam, using the outline and information below. (Viết một đoạn văn khoảng 150 từ về “nón lá", dùng dàn bài và thông tin dưới dây.)
A Symbol of the Vietnamese Culture: The Conical Leaf Hat
- symbol of Vietnamese girls/women
- part of the spirit of the Vietnamese nation
Shape and size
- special kind of bamboo and young/soft palm leaves
- conical form
- diameter: 45 - 50 cm; 25 - 30 cm high
- covering the form with leaves/sewing leaves around ribs
- protecting people from sun rain
- girls/women look pretty/attractive
When you come to the countryside of Vietnam, especially in Hue, you can see a lot of beautiful girls with a palm leaf conical hat on . The conical leaf hat is said the symbol of the Vietnamese culture.
The hai is made from a special kind of bamboo and young and soft palm leaves. The ribs are shaped into a conical form. The diametre of the hat is usually about between forty and fifty-five centimetres; and it is about twenty-five or thirty centimetres high. The ribs are covered with palm leaves which are tightly stiched onto the bamboo frame. Finally, the hat is usually painted with a coat of furniture - poiish oil.
The palm leaf conical hai is mainly used to protect from shine or rain. Beneath the broad rim of the hai do Vietnamese girls look more attractive and charming.
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