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6th Grade Speaking Presentation Term II  From Around The World by Jim Watts
Oceana and Australia Fiji <ul><li>Why I chose Fiji... </li></ul><ul><li>Personal interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Rich cultural...
A Brief Overview of Fiji <ul><li>Located in South Pacific Ocean just above Tropic of Capricorn. </li></ul><ul><li>Colonise...
The Height of The British Empire 1920
A Closer Look at Fiji and Its Neighbours
The Fijian Flag
The Sacred Turtles Of Kadavu (Kandavu) <ul><li>Strange turtle-calling ritual by women of Namuanu. </li></ul><ul><li>Myth b...
Chant Sung By Turtle-calling Women Today <ul><li>The women of Namuana are all dressed in mourning. </li></ul><ul><li>Each ...
The End <ul><li>Top-tips </li></ul><ul><li>Choose an interesting myth, not the 1st one you come across. </li></ul><ul><li>...
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  1. 1. 6th Grade Speaking Presentation Term II From Around The World by Jim Watts
  2. 2. Oceana and Australia Fiji <ul><li>Why I chose Fiji... </li></ul><ul><li>Personal interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Rich cultural history in terms of myths, legends and folklore. </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Brief Overview of Fiji <ul><li>Located in South Pacific Ocean just above Tropic of Capricorn. </li></ul><ul><li>Colonised by indigenous population in pre-historic times. </li></ul><ul><li>Tiny archipelago of over 300 islands – only 100 inhabited. </li></ul><ul><li>Population 800,000. </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoys a tropical climate; tourism was a big part of economy until political unrest. </li></ul><ul><li>Colonised by British in 1850. </li></ul><ul><li>British influences include: formalised language, English, Christianity, Fijian flag, indentured Indians and rugby! </li></ul><ul><li>Gained independence in 1970. </li></ul><ul><li>Coups and political problems since. </li></ul><ul><li>History of myths, legends and folklore. Fijians are very superstitious. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Height of The British Empire 1920
  5. 5. A Closer Look at Fiji and Its Neighbours
  6. 6. The Fijian Flag
  7. 7. The Sacred Turtles Of Kadavu (Kandavu) <ul><li>Strange turtle-calling ritual by women of Namuanu. </li></ul><ul><li>Myth behind the ritual involved Princess Tinaicoboga and her daughter Raudalice. </li></ul><ul><li>Approached in warboat with fishermen from nearby Nabukelevu. </li></ul><ul><li>Bound, gagged and almost killed. </li></ul><ul><li>Saved by sea-gods. </li></ul><ul><li>Turned into turtles. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Chant Sung By Turtle-calling Women Today <ul><li>The women of Namuana are all dressed in mourning. </li></ul><ul><li>Each carries a sacred club each tattooed in a strange pattern. </li></ul><ul><li>Do rise to the surface Raudalice so we may look at you. </li></ul><ul><li>Do rise to the surface Tinaicoboga so we may also look at you.. </li></ul><ul><li>Weather you doubt the legend, there is no doubting the fact that the women from this village can actually call turtles. </li></ul><ul><li>Turtle-fishing is banned here. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The End <ul><li>Top-tips </li></ul><ul><li>Choose an interesting myth, not the 1st one you come across. </li></ul><ul><li>Write what you are going to say out in full. </li></ul><ul><li>Do PPP last not first – no blocks of text. </li></ul><ul><li>Rehearse. </li></ul><ul><li>Time yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, there is lots of room for flexibility; mine is just an example of how it could be done. </li></ul><ul><li>Your class president will have a copy of my PPP. </li></ul><ul><li>Next week in English in Mind /Ali’s classes. </li></ul>
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