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Hats!

Hats!

Date: Aug 27 2010

Themes: Fashion, Toefl

Grammar: Count and Noncount Nouns

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It used to be that no outfit was complete without a hat. From men’s bowlers to women’s bonnets decorated with ribbons and flowers, hats were both a must-have fashion accessory and a functional part of every wardrobe.

Hats keep us warm in the winter and protect us from the heat in the summer. They keep the rain off our heads and the sun out of our eyes. Yet since our way of dressing has become more casual, hats have become less essential. Lucky for milliners everywhere, Ella wants to revive the lost art of hat-wearing.

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Ella

Ella

Mason

Mason

Ella:  So I believe hats are a necessary accessory to every outfit.

Mason:  Uh, Blossom? What?

Ella:  No. Fedoras, knitted little…you know, just all types of hats. I love them. I try to get one in every city I visit.

Mason:  Interesting. I mean, I’m a hat guy, but I have the one hat. It’s funny, I’m pleased to hear that you like hats so much because they don’t really seem to be that in fashion these days.

Ella:  I have so many, I have almost 20 hats right now sitting in my closet. I have the big wide-brim ones that are perfect for the sun, and I have the sporty little ball cap. But fedoras are my favorite, I have almost 10 of those in every color.

Mason:  Really. You have kind of the whole range, like baseball cap, low-brow, fedora…

Ella:  And then you have beanies for snowboarding.

Mason:  Bowlers.

Ella:  Yep. I definitely wear hats just for looks. There’s not very much practical use for it, sometimes I’m wearing beanies and it’s 90 degrees outside, but hey, it works with my outfit, you know?

Mason:  I totally know. Oh my god, you have no idea how much I know.

 

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Discussion

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Ella loves hats and has a big hat collection. She has hats in every color to go with all her outfits. Her favorite kind of hat is a fedora. But when it comes to hats, Ella doesn’t have a strict type. She loves them all, from baseball caps to beanies.

Mason is more of a one-hat man. He’s faithful to his favorite beanie, which keeps him warm all winter long. Mason thinks hats are more functional than fashionable. But maybe Ella will change that.

Do you like to wear hats? Do you think hats are an essential fashion accessory? Describe your favorite hat.

 

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kukuka

kukuka

Ukraine

I think Ella has a serious problem with her hair in truth. Maybe she just needs a good shampoo rather than those stupid hats.

 PS yeaH! I'd also love to know what "Blossom" means in this case!!!

12:19 PM Sep 02 2010 |

zoebaby

zoebaby

China

well i'm not a hat girl,cause i don't think i look good when i wear em…but it's nice to learn so many words about hats..tks

04:26 AM Sep 02 2010 |

Romio79

Romio79

Russian Federation

I like to wear hat on vacation when I go to some hot place where a lot of sun and sea and so on. I do not know the name of that type of hats, but it looks like a hat which wear cow-boys. Not the same, but similar at least.

PS: cool hat rosendoSmile  

04:24 PM Aug 31 2010 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

03:28 PM Aug 31 2010 |

kdr_25

kdr_25

Turkey

i agree with Mason.Becausehats are more functional than fashionable for men, but for womens yes we can say they are fashionable. Women wear hats more than men.

12:01 AM Aug 30 2010 |

charming princess

Saudi Arabia

what does Mason mean by blossom?

08:25 PM Aug 29 2010 |

ukesh

ukesh

India

Yeah . . . M a mariner . . . Proud to wear my p cap

06:45 PM Aug 29 2010 |

cgwenceslao

Philippines

definitely i love to wear baseball cap just for the looks

 

05:22 PM Aug 29 2010 |

salalah2010

Oman

hi im mohd i from in oman im25

10:55 AM Aug 29 2010 |

shanoo

shanoo

Pakistan

yeah i like a to wear p-cap because hats keep the sun out of my eyes and on face and when i go out in the afternoon i use my p-cap Everyday…..:)

03:21 AM Aug 29 2010 |

rogeholl

rogeholl

Brazil

I like baseball cap

 

10:17 PM Aug 28 2010 |

Eliza09

Eliza09

United States

Really I prefer to wear hats to keep the sun out of my eyes when I go out to exercicing or in the winter weather its keep me warm.. so I think that hats are more functional for me!!Smile

08:32 PM Aug 28 2010 |

RPGMorpheuS

Hungary

Straw PAWNS! XD

I mean, straw can be really useful, air can go through it, so ur head won't be so hot like with a baseball, and its just FUN. :D

 I like to wear it when im working in the garden or somewhere. :):)

 

Also: A hat on a women can be awesome.

(Especially if its JUST that, nothing more… ;))

08:20 PM Aug 28 2010 |

tr0yquint0

tr0yquint0

Philippines

I like hats but I don't always use them. I agree with Ella sometimes it just for looks or you only saw someone popular wearing it so you also want to wear it. For me it is more in fashion rather than  usefulness.

06:13 PM Aug 28 2010 |

kchee

kchee

Morocco

I think I am not a fan of hats because  I seldom  wear them. It's just it doesnt fit me, but I like  fedoras and  I've got a red beanie  that i bought in  Marrakech city that  i had crush on it when i first saw it haha, I was kind of addicted to it at the very beginning but now it's just somewherer in my closet :p  

04:39 PM Aug 28 2010 |

thecrazybuffalo

Viet Nam

say about hat, i think that all of people from all arond the world know about the hats from VietNam. It is the traditional hat in our country: which hat was made of latania leaves. do u know, it is a conical staw hat:x

 

02:04 PM Aug 28 2010 |

thecrazybuffalo

Viet Nam

say about hat, i think that all of people from all arond the world know about the hats from VietNam. It is the traditional hat in our country: which hat was made of latania leaves. do u know, it is a conical staw hat:x

 

02:04 PM Aug 28 2010 |

amado

amado

Jordan

 

HAT'S, are only for wealthy people and cowboys, except baseball hats its more casual for any  trip.

 

and i say wealthy and that especially in case of female , look into race's and any out door activity you well notice prince's and rich women wear it. 

 

09:59 AM Aug 28 2010 |

magbol

magbol

Saudi Arabia

I like to wear certain types of hats in particular sports figure to distinct but difficult to wear on special occasions, especially in my country, this is for us men, either sex soft Fa is difficult to draw Balqubat front of the people in public with this sexuality as fine are a key element in our lives and value them so much and would like to Dame sober in complete comfort. Wishes to all servicemen happy and comfortable

08:24 AM Aug 28 2010 |

lily0518

China

i agree with Ella. I don' think wearing cats is out of fashion. if you put even one of your eys on the people around you,esl, in summer or on yur travelling way, you will see them. I like collect hats when travelling, eachhat has its own patterns, presenting its own culture. collecting hats is like to experence differnt culture, it is amazing.

12:58 AM Aug 28 2010 |

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