Read the text carefully, then do the tasks below: The Hmong,or Meo, who number about 800.000, are found in villages known as giao throughout the highl
Read the text carefully, then do the tasks below:
The Hmong,or Meo, who number about 800.000, are found in villages known as giao throughout the highlands of northen Vietnam.The Hmong migrated to Vietnam from southern China at the begining of the 19th century.
The Hmong minority group has been subdirved into branches classified by women’s costume, dialect and customs.For example the Hmong of Sa Pa are called Black Hmong because of their predominantly black clothing .The most colorful sub-group are the Flower Hmong, found in large numbers around Bac Ha in Lao Cai province , who wear bright-cloured with embroidery.
Corn is the main staple of Hmong people, but rice is often grown on terraced watered with the ald or irrigation.Hemp is grown to be woven into textiles, and cotton is also cultivated in some villages.As skilled arttisans, the Hmong produce a variety of items, including handwoven indigo- dyed cloth, paper,sliver jewellery.leather goods, songs, folkore and proverbs have been passed down from one generation to the next through the spoken word.
A.Decide if the statements are True(T) or False(F): 1,The Hmong in Vietnam have a population of 8 million people ……
2,They immigrated from China approximately 300 years ago ……
3.Black Hmong women wear black clothing …..
4.Rice is the most important crop of Hmong people …..
5.Hemp is cultivated for textile fiber …..
6.The Hmong don’t have their own language …..
B.Answer the questions:
1.What is the other nam of the Hmong?
2.When did Hmong come to Vietnam?
3.Why are the Hmong of Sa Pa called Black Hmong?
4.Where do the Hmong grow rice?
5.What are the products of the Hmong people?
6.How have their legends, songs, folkore and proverbs been passed down?