Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Speech-A moment in time

L.I Describe a moment in time
Purpose: To inform/entertain

“Kiki, you’re up next.” I feel the world freeze as Mr Tomokino calls my name out. I knew that  I would eventually have to say my speech, but not now! I wasn’t ready to do it. The feeling of dread was overcoming me. It’s overwhelming! I sigh and then stand up making my way over to the front of the class, clutching my handful of cue cards. I stand in the front of the 27 staring eyes and get ready to speak. I was ready to get it over and done with. “Kiki, your time starts… now”. Wish me luck, I’m probably going to need it.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Speech judging sheet

Speech Judging Sheet

Name: Kiki Chen                          Topic:
Main Points

Self Assessment
Low                                         High
1           2 3           4 5

My speech was organised logically into paragraphs, with an effective introduction and a conclusion.

I used some gestures, stood still and made eye contact with my audience.

My voice was clear and loud.  I didn’t speak too quickly or too slowly.

My speech had a message and was original, interesting and relevant to the audience.

I used ‘powerful’ words in my speech.  I also included some language features (eg repetition, alliteration, similes etc)

My speech was between 2 ½ and 3 ½ minutes long.


Next time I need to …
Think outside the box when it comes to ideas for my speech and add a little bit of humor.

Teacher Comment

Speech 2018

For my Speech 2018 post, it will include my speech video and the draft. Hope you enjoy!

Is Technology Taking Over Our Mind?

‘Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master’. Do you find that true? Because I find that every second that people discover the internet, they fall to their knees at the mercy of Devices. I know that people think differently of my opinion but once you listen to my speech, you are sure to stop being controlled by computers.

Do you want to see the bad side of the Internet? WELL, no way! You are so not ready to face the ‘underworld’ of the Internet so before we go into that side let’s delve into the GOOD side of computers. (By the way who knows what’s in there? For all we know there could be demon hackers and devil viruses!) First of all, you can use devices to search things that might help you with exams at school. Second of all it is easy to communicate with friends and family when you’re far away. Taking the alternative like sending mail could leave you waiting for a reply for ages. Last but not least, using the internet sends you the latest news and entertainment, just in case you want to know what the world is up to.

Now you know the good side of the Internet, I will teach you about the bad side… 1. The Illusion of friendship: If you friend someone on Facebook and you don’t know them, they could be a bad influence on you and nobody wants a fake friend right? Everyone wants a true friend that sticks with you through and through no matter what happens. 2. Cyber bullying: As if normal, physical bullying wasn’t enough! Now they’re taking it to the next level by bringing computers into it! Words hurt way more than physical things you know. 3. Not making the most of life: Nowadays you can search up things on Google like ‘Beautiful scenery’ or ‘Stunning landscapes’ without having to move a step! But sometimes it’s better to look at the outside world than being cooped up inside gaming or whatever.

How the Internet REALLY affects us:
You might wonder, ‘How does the internet really affect us?’ You might know the occasional ‘It’s bad for your eyesight’ that your parents tell you and it is totally true! But there is a much more worse consequence if you spend too much time typing and texting: The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome a.k.a The Median Nerve Compression. For your information the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is when you type or text too much and your hand starts tingling, numbing or weakening. When that happens your hand might be temporarily paralysed causing you to not be able to move it.


Think about it, all of these things are just made by the internet. People are losing family time because of one thing and that one thing is huge! Do you really want Carpal Tunnel Syndrome when you could be outside hanging out with your friends, taking a breath in the outdoor air or having a face-to-face conversation? Face it, everyone needs to do things the right way and that right way is getting off your phone or whatever device it is. Though I gotta hand it to you, the people who created the internet really didn’t think that this was going to happen. All they wanted to do was find a faster way to communicate with people. But back to the point: WE NEED TO STOP BEING TECH DRONES!!!

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

S.S.W three minutes writing challenge

This is my S.S.W, we had three minutes to write a piece that had somethin to do with a piture we were shown, this is mine.

The girl in the jar

The three onlookers stared intently at the jar as the human hopelessly fought for freedom but after many hours of shaking the jar, she gave up. The work was pointless, every day the same thing happened, she longed to be free and play with the forest animals but that was in the past now. She was captured and was being used as the special key to the portal that transported you to another mysterious dimension. The ones who captured the girl were called The Oathbound and would do anything to destroy the world and recreate it for their own. So when they heard a mysterious power was inside this dimension they sought to seek it out. The girl sighed and spoke an ancient verse passed down from her great-great-great grandma to her. “Oh mahe, oh kyge, a pati!” a blinding light erupted from her and a portal appeared. The swirling, corrupted vortex sucked The Oathbound in and they were sent to the dimension screaming and unprepared for the monsters that lurked in the alien planet.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018


Blockhouse Bay Intermediate (BBI)

The best highlights of the day:
The best highlights of the day in BBI was when I was splattering dye all over my piece of paper when I did the art class. The other highlight was when I got to make my own song in Garageband in the music class. The teachers were really nice so it made the lessons much more fun!

What I am looking forward to in Intermediate:

I am looking forward to the spec. Classes when I go to intermediate and all the fun work we’re going to do. I didn’t think that BBI was this fun but the trip turned out to be the best one yet! (Apart from camp, of course)