Thursday, September 29, 2011
Samoa by Antonia
Here is Antonia's speech about Samoa that she shared with the class. Well done Antonia!
Talofa lava, my name is Antonia. The country I have chosen is Samoa because my family comes from there. Samoa is in the Pacific Ocean and it has a population of 217, 083 people who live there. The capital city is Apia which is on the island of Upolu. My family come from a village called Sataoa and it is two hours away form the city, if you take the Samoan buses. The people in the villages plant their own vegetables and taro and raise their own animals for eating. Chickens, pigs and cows. My family have a shop in our village and we have a delivery truck that comes 2-3 times a week to bring us our supplies. We sell everything from flour and rice to tinned fish and lollies. Because Samoa is a tropical island, it is very hot most of the time even when its raining it's very humid. Most people wear lavalavas or i'es in Samoa, to keep them cool. The clothes I am wearing are what I wear to a Samoan church. This is called a pe's. From 1890 to 1894 the famous author Robert Loius Stephenson lived in Samoa. He wrote the books Treasure Island and Kidnapped. Robert Louis Stephenson is buried in Samoa and they turned his home into a museum. I hope you can go and visit some day.
Thank you for listening about my country Samoa.