Hello, ladies and gentleman.I’m Camille, from Class6, Grade5. It’s my honor to be here----giving a speech to you. My topic is ----Four Treasures of Chinese Study.
In China,calligraphy has long been a very important part of the country's culture.Writing brush,ink stick,paper and ink slab are known as “the four treasures of the Chinese study”.They are all tools for Chinese calligraphy and Chinese painting.
Writing Brush: The penpoint of the Chinese writing brush is soft and big.It is usually made of animal hair.When the top of the Chinese writing brush is dipped in the ink,it sops up the ink and is ready to use.The animal hair used is critical to the quality of the Chinese writing brush,but the material for the brush body,usually bamboo,is relatively less important.
Ink Stick: Getting ink from the hard ink stick requires some physical labor.The procedure is like this:firstly,the ink stick is rubbed against the ink slab to generate ink powder;secondly,water is added to the ink powder to form the ink.One advantage of doing so is that you can easily adjust the density of the ink by changing the water or ink powder.
Ink Slab: Ink slab is the container used in Chinese calligraphy and painting for grinding dry ink (ink stick) and mixing it with water.Most of ink slabs are made of stone,but other materials such as pottery,brick and tile are also widely used.
After these introductions, I believe that you already a better understanding of the Four Treasures of Chinese Study. Now, I am going to use these tools to write a Chinese: “福”. May the joy and happiness around you today and always.
Hello！My name is Camille, I am from Class 6, Grade 5. I am a lovely girl. I love English. I love Chinese culture.I want to be an outstanding English learner, so that I can introduce Chinese culture to the world.