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    Default Dictation for Beginners on Saturday 17th July, 2010.

    Ao Dai



    1/The ao dai is a _____, form-fitting, long-sleeved _____ dress _____ over matching _____ that covers from the _____ down.

    The ao dai is a TRADITIONAL, form-fitting, long-sleeved SILK dress WORN over matching PANTS that covers from the NECK down.

    2/ “_____ _____ everything _____ _____ nothing.”

    “IT COVERS everything BUT HIDES nothing.”

    3.1/Young girls _____ to wear white, while _____ _____ women frequently _____ light pastels,

    Young girls TEND to wear white, while OLDER SINGLE women frequently PREFER light pastels,

    3.2/_____ married _____ often opt for more fashion _____ _____, fabrics and colors.

    AND married WOMEN often opt for more fashion FORWARD DESIGNS, fabrics and colors.

    4/_____ inspired by _____ of the Chinese imperial _____, by the 19th _____ the dress had become uniquely Vietnamese.

    ORIGINALLY inspired by FASHIONS of the Chinese imperial COURT, by the 19th CENTURY the dress had become uniquely Vietnamese.

    5/ In the _____-_____ century, designers _____ the fit to _____ the _____ most often seen today.

    In the MID-20TH century, designers NARROWED the fit to CREATE the STYLE most often seen today.

    6/The 1960’s _____ an influx of Western _____ to Vietnam and the ao dai had to _____ with trendy _____ fashions such as the mini-skirt.

    The 1960’s BROUGHT an influx of Western CULTURE to Vietnam and the ao dai had to COMPETE with trendy FOREIGN fashions such as the mini-skirt.

    7/_____ the late 70’s and _____ of the _____, the changing social, political, and economic landscape of Vietnam forth fashion from the fourth front, the ao dai was _____ seen.

    THROUGHOUT the late 70’s and MUCH of the 80’S, the changing social, political, and economic landscape of Vietnam forth fashion from the fourth front, and the ao dai was RARELY seen.

    8/It regained _____ however, in late _____, when _____ and government offices began adopting the _____ as a uniform.

    It regained POPULARITY however, in late 1980S, when SCHOOLS and government offices began adopting the DRESS as a uniform.

    9/_____, the _____ lines of the ao dai have _____ some of Europe’s _____-_____n fashion houses.

    INTERNATIONALLY, the TIMELESS lines of the ao dai have INFLUENCED some of Europe’s BEST-KNOWN fashion houses.

    10/ At home, while not _____ popular with younger _____ as before, the dress is _____ in demand and _____ a visible part of Vietnamese culture.

    At home, while not AS popular with younger GENERATIONS as before, the dress is STILL in demand and REMAINS a visible part of Vietnamese culture.

    ________

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