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.


Melville Intermediate, Hamilton said...

Such a great speech, I liked all the interesting facts and even though I am a teacher and I am old I learnt something new today, I thought that Robert Louis Stevenson lived in Samoa for ages, I didn't realise that it was only four years. I also liked how you recorded your speech and so after I read it I was playing it back at the end. That made me listen to some things in your speech that I had read and it made it seem more important so great job.
Mr Webb and Room 8, Melville Intermediate School, Hamilton.

Anonymous said...

WOW Antonia, what a fantastic speech. In Room 11 we have been focusing on researching and writing about different countries in the Rugby World Cup. We really enjoyed your speech and can tell that you are very proud of who you are and your culture. Keep up the fantastic work Antonia - you are a wonderful example for us in Room 11 at Hamilton East School :)

Anonymous said...

i think that that is a great speech that you wrote for the class and i think you could get really far in writing speeches and also my name is antonia

Anonymous said...

wow what a amazing speach