Transcript: Student Session 5A | Aug 24, 1998

The opening slate pops up with a countdown timer from 7 seconds and the title “TVO’s Virtual Classroom. Get connected.”
The “V” in “Virtual” is a tick, the “A” in “classroom” is an at sign with an extended loop that turns into a power cord with a plug at the end, and the first “O” in “classroom” is a spinning globe.

When the countdown finishes, a slate appears with information about the program. It reads “Series title: Language Alive; Program title: Session 5; Host: Alexa Usher-Jones; Date: June 5-98; Time: 9 to 10 AM; Help line toll free: 1-888-371-1917.

Missus UJ is in her late forties, with shoulder-length wavy blond hair with bangs. She wears a white blouse and a black marine blazer.

(music plays)

Missus UJ says HI, GOOD MORNING,
AND WELCOME BACK
TO LANGUAGE ALIVE.
WE'RE GOING TO HAVE
A GREAT SESSION.
I HOPE YOU HAVE YOUR
AGENDAS IN FRONT OF YOU
WITH TODAY'S TOPIC OF
MAKING PRESENTATIONS.
I'M SO EXCITED AGAIN.
I WANT TO THANK
ALL THE SCHOOLS
THAT ARE SENDING
THINGS IN.
I'M GOING TO SHOWCASE,
JUST BRIEFLY THIS MORNING,
USBORNE AND SOUTHWOOD
PARK SENT ME SOME FAXES
THAT I HAD, BUT I
DIDN'T REALIZE
UNTIL AFTER THE
SHOW YESTERDAY,
I WOULD HAVE SHOWN THEM
LAST WEEK WITH ALL
THE POACHING IDEAS THAT
CAME IN FROM ELGIN AVENUE.
ALSO, I'D LIKE TO THANK
PINES SENIOR PUBLIC SCHOOL.
THEY SENT ME A WHOLE
PACKAGE ON BOOK BURGERS.
AND NEXT WEEK WE ARE GOING
TO BE DOING A REVIEW OF
ALL THE THINGS WE'VE DONE
IN THE LANGUAGE ALIVE SERIES,
AS IT'S OUR LAST SHOW.
SO I'M GOING TO UNDO THAT
WHOLE PACKAGE FOR YOU,
PINES SENIOR PUBLIC, AND
I AM GOING TO SHOWCASE
IT ALL AS WE REVIEW
EACH OF THE SESSIONS.
SO THANK YOU,
IT WAS GREAT.
I JUST ENJOYED READING
THEM YESTERDAY.
NOW, LET'S TAKE A
LOOK, FIRST OF ALL,
AS I WILL SHOWCASE
VERY QUICKLY,
USBORNE AND
SOUTHWOOD PARK,
AND I AM GOING TO BRING
THESE IDEAS BACK
ON THE SHOW NEXT WEEK
WHEN WE REVIEW ALL
OF THE POACHING AND
THE RESPONSE WHEEL.

Missus UJ shows a printed page with the title “Ideas from Usborne.”

She says SO LET'S TAKE A
LOOK FIRST OF ALL
AT WHAT USBORNE
SENT US.
THEY MADE A CLASS LIST
OF ALL OF THE IDEAS
ON THE DO OF THE
RESPONSE WHEEL.
AND THEY SENT US 12
WONDERFUL IDEAS,
WHICH I WILL GO
OVER NEXT WEEK.
MY FAVOURITE ONE WAS
NUMBER 12, GUYS,
WHEN YOU SAID YOU WOULD
LIKE TO DRESS UP
AS ANIMALS AND STAGE A
MOCK POACHING SITUATION
IN FRONT OF CITY HALL.
THAT WAS GREAT.
WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH
SOME OF THEM NEXT WEEK,
SO THERE'S A LOT OF IDEAS
THERE THAT I'LL GIVE YOU
NEXT WEEK SO OTHER
SCHOOLS MIGHT PICK UP ON
SOME OF THE USBORNE DO
ACTIVITIES THEY CAME UP WITH.
SO THAT WAS GREAT.
NOW, ALSO, FROM
SOUTHWOOD PARK,
I RECEIVED THREE
WONDERFUL LETTERS.
REMEMBER WE TALKED ABOUT,
WHEN WE WERE DOING LETTERS,
IF YOU WANTED TO GET
YOUR MESSAGE ACROSS,
THAT YOU WOULD
HAVE TO TYPE IT,
YOU WOULD HAVE TO HAVE
IT SPELLED CORRECTLY,
AND YOU WOULD HAVE TO USE
VERY GOOD WRITTEN LANGUAGE.
WELL, I WOULD LIKE
TO THANK THERESA,
SHANNON AND JEFFREY.
AND LOOK AT THESE LETTERS.
I CAN'T READ THEM THIS
WEEK, BUT AS I SAY,
NEXT WEEK I WILL
REALLY GET INTO IT.
THIS IS JEFFREY'S
VERY WELL DONE,
AND SOME VERY
MEANINGFUL MESSAGES
THAT HE SENT ME
IN HIS LETTER.
HERE'S ANOTHER
WONDERFUL ONE.
THIS IS THERESA'S LETTER,
AND HOW SHE WENT ON
TO TALK ABOUT HOW
SHE WAS VERY ANGRY
AND DISAPPOINTED WITH
ME BEING THE POACHER.
OF COURSE SHE REALIZED WE
WERE JUST SETTING UP THAT
SITUATION AND SHE WANTS
ME TO HAVE A CHANGE
OF HEART AND STOP
HURTING THE ANIMALS.
AND LASTLY, HERE'S
SHANNON HUNTER.
AND SHANNON WROTE ALSO
A WONDERFUL LETTER.
LOOK HOW IT IS SET
UP SO BEAUTIFULLY,
AND WRITTEN SO WELL.
SO THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR SENDING THEM,
AND AS I SAY NEXT WEEK,
WE'LL SPEND SOME MORE
TIME ON THE
SHOWCASING.
NOW, TODAY WE'RE GOING TO
BE DOING A VERY SPECIAL
PROGRAM ON MAKING
PRESENTATIONS.
AND WE'RE GOING TO CHANGE
THE FORMAT SLIGHTLY.
WITH YOUR
AGENDAS IN FRONT,
THE WRITING PROMPT IS
GOING TO BE A WHOLE
EXERCISE TODAY
IN NOTE TAKING.
SO AS YOU SEE TODAY ALL
THE DIFFERENT KINDS
OF PRESENTATIONS THAT WILL
COME UP ON THE SCREEN
FOR YOU, I WANT YOU
TO WRITE DOWN ALL
THE IDEAS AS THEY
COME UP.
ALL THE INFORMAL, AS
WE GET MORE FORMAL,
ALL THE IDEAS
YOU CAN PICK UP,
AND THEN WHEN WE TALK
ABOUT NEXT WEEK WHEN
WE REVIEW THIS LESSON AND
ALL THE OTHER LESSONS,
YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THINGS
THAT HAVE WORKED FOR YOU,
AND HOW YOU MIGHT USE
SOME OF THESE IDEAS
IN YOUR OWN CLASSROOM.
SO KEEP YOUR
PENCILS MOVING,
AND GET YOUR
AGENDAS FILLED UP.
AND YOU'RE GOING
TO FILL IT,
CERTAINLY THE MAINFRAME,
WITH LOTS OF IDEAS.
JUST POINT FORM,
CHUNKS, WORDS,
ANY IDEAS THAT MAKE
SENSE TO YOU THAT
YOU CAN GO BACK TO.
SO I'M GOING TO GO RIGHT
TO THE VIDEO CLIP.
AND THEN WE ARE GOING
TO TALK ABOUT IT AFTER.
SO AS I SAY WE
ARE CHANGING
THE FORMAT SLIGHTLY.
SO WE'RE GOING
TO FIRST OF ALL
GO TO ONE OF MY STUDENTS,
JOHN PASKARIS.
WE'RE GOING TO TALK
ABOUT IT AFTER.
SO LET'S TAKE
ONE ON JOHN.

She clicks a small clapperboard.

A clip rolls.

A blond boy in his early teens holds some flashcards and says ARE WE ON AIR?
OH, OKAY.
IT'S ON, RIGHT?
YOU SURE IT'S ON?
OKAY.
HI, MY TOPIC IS
ON STALLING OR
PROCRASTINATING
OR DELAYING,
HOWEVER YOU
WANT TO PUT IT.
THERE ARE MANY
WAYS TO STALL.
RIGHT NOW I
AM STALLING.
BY SAYING THAT
I'M STALLING,
I AM ACTUALLY
STALLING.
THIS IS ONE OF THE MANY
WAYS TO PROCRASTINATE
THAT YOU'LL BE HEARING
ABOUT IN THIS SPEECH.
I CAN BET EVERYONE OUT
THERE HAS USED ONE TACTIC
OF STALLING IN A SPEECH
IN THE PAST FEW YEARS.
ONE WAY TO DELAY
IS TO, TO...

He fake scratches his body.

He says IS TO FAKE AN ACTION,
OR SAY SOMETHING
POINTLESS.
YOU SURE THAT'S
ON, RIGHT?
OKAY.
ANOTHER WAY TO...
TO...

He pretends to stutter.

He says K-K-KILL T-T-TIME
IS TO ST-ST-STUTTER,
YEAH, THAT'S IT.
MY FINAL WAY TO
DELAY IS TO...

He pretends to looks for something.

He says OH YEAH, IS TO PRETEND
YOU'VE LOST SOMETHING,
EVEN THOUGH YOU KNEW
WHERE IT WAS THE WHOLE TIME.
HOWEVER PROCRASTINATING
IS NOT ONLY KILLING TIME,
IT'S ALSO AN EXCELLENT
WAY OF GETTING OUT OF JAMS.
FOR EXAMPLE, YOU CAN
PRETEND TO - WHAT DID YOU SAY?
SURE YOU DIDN'T
SAY ANYTHING?
OKAY, I MUST BE
HEARING THINGS.
IS TO PRETEND TO HEAR
SOMETHING THAT YOU DON'T
ACTUALLY HEAR WHEN YOU'VE
FORGOTTEN A LINE
IN A SPEECH, SAY.
TO GET OUT OF CHORES, YOU
CAN ALSO USE THE CLASSIC,
AT THE COMMERCIAL, OR
THIS SHOW'S NEARLY OVER.
LET ME WATCH THE END.
OR YOU BASICALLY HAVE
SOMETHING BETTER TO DO.
DID I MENTION
HOW MUCH FUN
IT'S BEEN DOING
THIS SHOW?
AND THE CAMERAMEN,
BEAUTIFUL JOB.
I'LL GET BACK
TO THE SPEECH.
A DIFFERENT WAY TO GET
OUT OF DOING CHORES
IS BY STRIKING UP
A CONVERSATION.
STALLING IS ALSO
PUTTING OFF.
LIKE A GREAT
PROCRASTINATOR ONCE SAID,
NEVER DO TODAY WHAT YOU
CAN PUT OFF 'TIL TOMORROW.
OR PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE,
SO PROCRASTINATORS
ARE VIRTUOUS BECAUSE
THEY CAN WAIT FOREVER.

Missus UJ says HAVE YOU EVER HAD
TO DO A SPEECH
FOR YOUR WHOLE CLASS?
DID YOU KNOW THAT
STATISTICS SHOW THAT
THE NUMBER ONE HUMAN FEAR
IS PUBLIC SPEAKING?
I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU
A COUPLE OF MINUTES TO BUZZ.
AND I WANT YOU TO
CALL IN QUICKLY.
LET'S LOOK AT WHAT THE
BUZZ IS RIGHT NOW.
DO YOU AGREE WITH
THIS STATEMENT: THAT PUBLIC
SPEAKING IS A FEAR OF YOURS?
OR IF YOU DISAGREE
CALL IN AND BE PREPARED TO
TELL ME WHY YOU AGREE
OR DISAGREE WITH
THIS STATEMENT.
QUICKLY CALL IN.
HI, GOOD MORNING.

The caller says HELLO.

Missus UJ says HI.
WHO AM I SPEAKING TO?

The caller says LISA.

Missus UJ says HI, LISA.
SO DO YOU AGREE
WITH THIS STATEMENT,
OR DO YOU DISAGREE?

Lisa says I AGREE.

Missus UJ says YOU AGREE.
WHAT DO YOU THINK
IS SO SCARY
ABOUT PUBLIC SPEAKING?

Lisa says JUST TO MESS UP
WHEN YOU ARE UP IN
FRONT OFTEN EVERYONE.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
HAVE YOU EVER HAD TO MAKE
A SPEECH IN FRONT
OF YOUR CLASS?

Lisa says YEAH.

Missus UJ says AND HOW LONG
WAS YOUR SPEECH?

Lisa says IT WAS PRETTY LONG.

Missus UJ says WAS IT?
NOW DID YOU MESS UP, OR
DID YOU GET THROUGH IT?

Lisa says I FELT GOOD WHEN
I GOT THROUGH IT.

Missus UJ says THAT'S THE BEST PART,
IS THE FINISHING.
OKAY, THANKS VERY
MUCH FOR CALLING IN.
OKAY, WE'RE GOING TO HEAR
FROM A COUPLE OF MORE
KIDS THIS MORNING BECAUSE
I THINK THIS IS THE
BEGINNING OF THE WHOLE
SHOW IS ALL ABOUT PUBLIC
SPEAKING, AND ABOUT ORAL
VISUAL COMMUNICATION.
HI, GOOD MORNING,
JACK MINER?

The caller from Jack Miner says HI.

Missus UJ says HI, WHO AM I
SPEAKING TO?

The caller says BRAD.

Missus UJ says HI, BRAD.
DO YOU AGREE WITH
THIS STATEMENT,
OR DO YOU DISAGREE?

Brad says I AGREE.

Missus UJ says YOU DO.
WHY DO YOU THINK IT'S
A SCARY THING TO DO?

Brad says I AGREE BECAUSE PEOPLE
CAN GET UP THERE AND
THEY MESS UP, AND
LATER ON THEIR FRIENDS
WOULD MAKE FUN OF THEM.

Missus UJ says OH, GOOD FOR YOU.
NOW, DO YOU HAVE TO
DO A LOT OF SPEAKING
IN YOUR CLASS, OR IN
THE PAST AT SCHOOL?

Brad says YES.

Missus UJ says YOU DO, YEAH.
WELL, WHAT WE'RE
GOING TO DO TODAY,
I'M GOING TO INTRODUCE
YOU NOW TO A STUDENT OF MINE.
AND HIS NAME IS TIM.
AND WHEN WE CAME TO MY
CLASS IN SEPTEMBER,
PUBLIC SPEAKING AND EVEN
STANDING UP TO READ
A STORY WAS THE SCARIEST
THING HE EVER HAD TO DO.
AND HE'S GOING TO TELL YOU
HOW HE GOT OVER THAT.
SO LET'S LOOK AT
TIM RIGHT NOW,
AND HE'LL EXPLAIN WHAT
HE DIDN'T LIKE ABOUT IT,
BUT AFTERWARDS, HE GOT
REALLY GOOD AT IT.

A video rolls. Tim is in his early teens with short straight red hair. HE wears a white T-shirt.

Missus UJ says TIM, WHEN YOU FIRST CAME
TO MY CLASS IN SEPTEMBER,
HOW DID YOU FEEL ABOUT
MAKING PRESENTATIONS?

Tim says WELL, I WAS KIND
OF AFRAID ABOUT IT.
I'D DONE PRESENTATIONS
IN THE PAST,
BUT NOW THERE IS KIND OF
MORE PRESSURE BECAUSE
IT WAS IN GRADE 7.

Missus UJ says AND HOW DID YOU FEEL
WHEN YOU HAD TO GET UP
AND MAKE PRESENTATIONS?
HOW DID YOU FEEL
ABOUT THAT INITIALLY?

Tim says I WAS REALLY NERVOUS.
AND MY HANDS USED TO
ACTUALLY START SHAKING.

Missus UJ says AND NOW HOW DO YOU
FEEL ABOUT MAKING
PRESENTATIONS AFTER
SPENDING A YEAR
IN MY CLASSROOM?

Tim says I FEEL A LOT BETTER,
AND MORE CONFIDENT
WHEN I AM SPEAKING.

Missus UJ says WHAT KIND OF THINGS DID
YOU DO IN GRADE 7
TO IMPROVE THAT
CONFIDENCE?

Tim says WELL, WE STARTED WITH
SOME SMALL ASSIGNMENTS
THAT WE WERE DOING,
LIKE, LITTLE PROJECTS,
AND THEN WE MOVED
ON TO DRAMA,
WHICH IS WHERE WE DO
LITTLE SKITS AND THINGS.
AND THEN WE GOT TO
BIGGER PRESENTATIONS,
LIKE I DID ONE
ON BLUE WHALE,
AND I FELT CONFIDENT ON
THAT, I MEMORIZED THAT.
AND THE LAST
SPEECH I DID
WAS ON AUTOMOBILE
POLLUTION.
AND THAT WAS
PRETTY GOOD.
THAT WAS ONE OF MY BEST.

Missus UJ says THANKS, TIM.
NOW, THERE'S A VERY
CONFIDENT BOY NOW.
BUT IT'S JUST LIKE YOU
WOULDN'T GO OUT AND
RUN A MARATHON UNLESS
YOU'D BEEN IN TRAINING.
SO WHAT TIM WAS SAYING IS
ALL THIS YEAR WHEN GRADE 7,
WHEN HE'S COME TO
ENGLISH BECAUSE WE DID
SO MANY THINGS, HE'S BEEN
IN TRAINING ALL YEAR.
NOW, THIS WHOLE SERIES
IN LANGUAGE COME ALIVE,
WE'VE BEEN DOING READING
AND WRITING AND TALKING,
AND THERE HAS TO BE
A WHOLE REASON
WHY WE WERE DOING THAT.
AND IT'S ALL ABOUT BEING
ABLE TO COMMUNICATE
YOUR IDEAS TO
OTHER PEOPLE.
AND THAT'S WHAT THIS
SHOW IS ALL ABOUT.
BECAUSE ON YOUR
REPORT CARD,
THERE'S A BIG CHUNK,
AND IT SAYS ORAL,
VISUAL COMMUNICATION.
SO I'M DEDICATING
THIS WHOLE SHOW,
AND IT'S VERY SPECIAL
TO ME BECAUSE ALL THE KIDS
YOU SEE TODAY ARE
ACTUALLY MY STUDENTS.
AND THEY ARE GOING TO SHOW
YOU ALL DIFFERENT WAYS.
NOW, WE'RE GOING TO
START - PUBLIC SPEAKING
DOESN'T HAVE TO BE JUST
YOU STANDING ALONE.
AND WHEN YOU
ARE IN TRAINING,
YOU CAN DO SMALL GROUPS,
VERY INFORMALLY,
AND WE'LL SHOW YOU ALL
DIFFERENT KINDS OF WAYS,
UNTIL FINALLY WE
GET TO THE LAST WAY,
WHICH IS STANDING ALONE,
WHICH AS THE KIDS
THAT CALLED IN
THIS MORNING SAID,
THAT'S THE SCARY PART.
SO WE'RE GOING TO LOOK
AT THE TRAINING GROUND
FOR MAKING ORAL
PRESENTATIONS.
SO LET'S NOW LOOK AT SOME
OF THE DIFFERENT METHODS.
SO WE'RE GOING TO
GO TO THE INFORMAL,
AND YOU'RE GOING TO SEE
FOUR DIFFERENT KINDS.
AND AFTER WE'VE SEEN THE
CLIP OF THE DIFFERENT KINDS,
I WANT YOU TO CALL
IN AND GIVE ME SOME
OF THE IDEAS THAT YOU'VE
SEEN FROM THE CLIP
ABOUT ALL DIFFERENT
WAYS TO MAKE
AN INFORMAL PRESENTATION.
SO LET'S WATCH THE KIDS.

Four girls and two boys in their early teens sit in the classroom.

One of them says SOME DOLPHINS IN SEEK
OF FOOD IN THE SAND
USE THEIR NOSE AS A DRILL.
THEY DO THIS BY KIND OF
DIGGING THEIR NOSE
INTO THE SAND, AND
SPINNING THEIR WHOLE BODY
AROUND LIKE A DRILL.
THEY ALSO USE
ECHOLOCATION TO DETERMINE
IF A PREDATOR IS
ANYWHERE NEAR THEM.
AND IF THERE IS AN ENEMY,
SUCH AS THE SHARK
NEAR THEM, THEN THEY WILL
RAM OR BUTT THEIR NOSE
INTO THE SIDE
OF THE SHARK,
AND THIS WILL
DRIVE IT AWAY.

Another girls says HOW FAST DO
THEY SWIM?

The first girls says WELL, WHEN THEY ARE
SWIMMING ON THE BOW
OF THE BOAT, IF
WE WERE TO TRY,
WE WOULD JUST GET SUCKED
UP UNDER AND WE WOULD DIE
IN THE PROPELLERS, BUT
THEY SWIM REALLY,
REALLY FAST, AND
THEY CAN KEEP UP,
AND THE WAVE ON THE
BOW OF THE BOAT,
IT KIND OF PUSHES THEM.
BUT IF THEY SWAM SLOWER,
THEN THEY WOULD
GET SUCKED
UNDER AND DIE.

One of the girls gives her presentation on water treatment. She shows the process on a poster.

She says THIS IS WHY WE HAVE
WHAT IS CALLED
A WATER TREATMENT PLANT.
THEY TAKE WATER
FROM THE LAKE,
WHICH GOES THROUGH
A SCREENING ROOM.
THEY SCREEN OUT FISH,
PLANTS AND LOGS.
THEN, IN THE CHEMICAL
ROOM, CHLORINE, LIME
AND ALUM IS ADDED
TO IMPROVE TASTE,
ODOR, AND TO
KILL GERMS.
IN THE COAGULATION
AND FLOCCULATION ROOM,
THEY ARE MIXED TOGETHER,
AND THEY CLING ON
TO OTHER PARTICLES
IN THE WATER.
HERE, IN THE
SEDIMENTATION ROOM,
THE WATER IS SETTLED, AND
ALL THE PARTICLES SINK
TO THE BOTTOM.
IN THE FILTRATION ROOM,
SAND AND ROCKS ACT
AS FILTERS, AND FILTER THE
REST OF THE PARTICLES.
THEN, DISINFECTION IS ADDED
TO KILL ANY OTHER GERMS.
IT IS STORED IN
HUGE STORAGE TANKS.
AND WHEN YOU
TURN ON YOUR TAP,
IT IS ON THE WAY
TO YOUR HOME.
SO WATER IS CLEAN WHEN
IT GETS TO YOUR HOME.
BUT HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED
HOW MUCH IT COSTS?
LET'S TAKE AN EXAMPLE,
A THOUSAND LITRES.
HOW MUCH DO YOU
THINK IT COSTS?

One of the girls in the class says A HUNDRED DOLLARS?

Another girl says AROUND 50 DOLLARS.

The girls giving the presentation says WELL IF YOU GUESSED ABOVE
A DOLLAR, IT'S WRONG.
IT'S ONLY 58 CENTS.

Another girl gives her presentation on waterspouts. She holds a model of a waterspout and shows it to the class.

She says OVER HERE IS
A WATERSPOUT.
AND IF YOU LOOK BENEATH
THE CLOUD OVER THERE,
YOU'LL SEE THAT'S
VERY BUMPY,
AND THE CLOUDS THAT SPAWN
WATERSPOUTS AND TORNADOES
ARE CALLED THE
CUMULONIMBUS CLOUD
WHICH MEANS A STORM
OR A RAIN CLOUD.
AND THEY ARE VERY
BUMPY ON THE BOTTOM,
TO STORE ALL THE ENERGY.
AND THERE IS WATER
THAT GETS UP.
AND HERE IS SOME DEBRIS.
NOT ALL DEBRIS GOES
INSIDE THE FUNNEL
OR THE VORTEX, MOST OF
IT STICKS OUT THE SIDE
AND THEN IT DROPS
IT LATER ON.
AND THERE'S A SHIP THAT
HAS A LOT OF BAD LUCK
AWAITING IT.

Another girl gives her presentation on the Siamese fighting fish. She holds a small fish bowl.

She says AS YOU CAN SEE, I DID
MY PRESENTATION
ON THE SIAMESE
FIGHTING FISH.
IN FACT, I HAVE A SIAMESE
FIGHTING FISH RIGHT HERE,
IF ANYBODY HASN'T
SEEN ONE BEFORE.

A boy says SWEET.

A girl says IT'S RED.

The girl doing the presentation shows some drawings and sketches on a projection screen.

She says IT LIVES IN THAILAND
AROUND THE WATERS
OF THE MALAY ARCHIPELAGO.
THEY ARE FOUND IN PONDS,
DRAINAGE CHANNELS,
AND SLOW MOVING RIVERS.
THE SIAMESE FIGHTING FISH
EARNED ITS NAME BECAUSE
OF THE LONG AND
EXCITING FIGHTS
THAT OCCUR BETWEEN MALES.
FEMALES, ON THE OTHER
HAND, DO NOT FIGHT.
IN FACT, IT IS A SPECTATOR
SPORT IN THAILAND,
AND LARGE AMOUNTS OF
MONEY ARE GAMBLED
ON THESE COMPETITIONS.
HOWEVER, IN THE WILD, THE
BETAS ARE SHY AND HIDES
AMONG THE PLANTS
TO AVOID PREDATORS
LIKE THE KINGFISHER
OR THE HERON.

Missus UJ says THOSE WERE TERRIFIC,
WEREN'T THEY?
NOW, WE TRIED TO KEEP THE
PRESENTATIONS TO SORT OF,
LAST WEEK WE WERE UNDER
THE WATER DOING SEA
CREATURES, SO ALL THE
KIDS PRESENTED AN UNDERWATER
PRESENTATION FOR YOU.
NOW, WHAT I'D LIKE YOU
TO DO IS I'D LIKE YOU
TO CALL IN WITH SOME
OF THE IDEAS YOU WOULD
HAVE PICKED UP.
WHAT WERE ALL THE
DIFFERENT THINGS KIDS
USED AND DID IN ORDER TO
MAKE THEIR ORAL VISUAL
PRESENTATION VERY
EFFECTIVE FOR YOU?

She shows a sheet of paper with the title “Show us what you know.”

Missus UJ says SO CALL IN.
HI, GOOD MORNING.

The caller says HELLO.
Missus UJ says
HI.
WHO AM I SPEAKING TO?

The caller says JUSTIN.

Missus UJ says HI, JUSTIN.
WHAT WERE SOME OF
THE THINGS YOU SAW
IN THE SHOW THIS
MORNING, ALREADY,
FOR KIDS TO SHOW
WHAT THEY KNEW ABOUT?
WHAT SORT OF THINGS
DID THEY USE?
WHAT WAS THEIR
METHOD OF PRESENTING?

Justin says THEY WERE TALKING
TO SMALL GROUPS.

Missus UJ says GROUP.
GREAT.
SO SMALL GROUP.
THAT'S VERY INFORMAL, TO
DO A SMALL GROUP IDEA.
WOULD YOU FIND
THAT VERY SCARY,
IF YOU ONLY HAD TO
SPEAK TO A SMALL GROUP?

She writes down Justin’s ideas.

Justin says NO.

Missus UJ says NO.
THAT'S A GOOD WAY
TO GET STARTED.
WAS THERE ANYTHING THE
KIDS USED TO SHOW YOU
WHAT THEY KNEW THAT MADE
THEIR PRESENTATION EASY
AND MORE EFFECTIVE?

Justin says PROPS.

Missus UJ says GOOD.
WHAT KIND OF PROPS
DID THEY USE?

Justin says DIAGRAMS AND FISH.

Missus UJ says GOOD.
OKAY, SO THEY USED
A POSTER, DIAGRAMS.
SHE ACTUALLY BROUGHT IN -
WE'LL PUT THE FISH HERE
TO REMEMBER.
WE CALL THAT REALIA:
BRINGING IN
SOMETHING REAL.
ANYTHING ELSE?

Justin says AND THEY GOT THE PEOPLE
TO ASK QUESTIONS.

Missus UJ says GOOD, GOOD.
SO BRINGING IN
THE PEOPLE.
SO QUESTIONING.
GOOD.
I THINK NOW FOR ALL OF
YOU OUT THERE WITH YOUR
AGENDAS, YOU SHOULD BE
COPYING DOWN SOME OF
THE IDEAS THAT JUSTIN
HAS GIVEN US BECAUSE
HERE'S THE FIRST PART
IN THE TRAINING GROUND,
IS TO DO AN ORAL VISUAL,
WHERE YOU ACTUALLY USE
SOME OF THE THINGS AS THE
KIDS DID THIS MORNING.
NOW, THAT'S NUMBER ONE
IN SMALL INFORMAL GROUP.
NOW, WE'RE GOING TO TALK
TO A COUPLE OF BOYS.
I TAUGHT THESE
BOYS IN GRADE 7.
I USED TO MAKE THEM DO ALL
KINDS OF CRAZY THINGS
IN ORAL BOOK REPORTING.
AND THEY'RE FIRST OF ALL
GOING TO TALK TO YOU
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SOME
OF THE ORAL BOOK REPORTS
THAT WE DID AND COPY DOWN
SOME OF THESE IDEAS.
BECAUSE IF THEY CAN
REMEMBER THEM FOR
THE LAST TWO YEARS, THEY
MUST HAVE HAD A LOT OF FUN,
AND THEY WERE ALSO
VERY EFFECTIVE.
SO WE'RE GOING TO NOW
LOOK AT JESSE AND ADAM,
AND THEY ARE GOING
TO TALK TO YOU
ABOUT ORAL REPORTING.
SO GET DOWN THEIR IDEAS.
THEY'RE FABULOUS.

A clip rolls. Jesse and Adam sit on a bench. Jesse is in his mid-teens, with short wavy brown hair. He wears Khaki trousers and a blue polo T-shirt. Adam is in his mid-teens, with short curly red hair. He wears khaki trousers and a dark gray T-shirt.

Adam says JESS, DO YOU REMEMBER
BACK IN GRADE 7 WITH
Mrs. U.J. WHEN WE HAD
ALL THE DAYS WHERE
WE HAD TO COME IN
AS CHARACTERS?

Jesse says I REMEMBER THAT.
THOSE WERE
BIOGRAPHY DAYS.
I LOVED THAT DAY.
WE READ DIFFERENT
STORIES.
I READ A STORY ABOUT
TINA TURNER, MY IDOL.
AND I CAME IN DRESSED IN
A HUGE DRESS WITH HIGH HEELS
AND A BIG LONG WIG.

Adam says YEAH.
AND YOU DID THE
LIP SYNC.

Missus UJ says I LIP SYNCED “WHAT'S
LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT.”
HER NUMBER ONE SONG.
SO WHAT DID YOU DO
FOR BIOGRAPHY DAY?

Adam says JOHN AND I CAME IN
AS JACKIE ROBINSON.

Jesse says HOW DID YOU ACTUALLY
PORTRAY THAT PERSON?

Adam says WELL, I CAME IN WEARING
A BASEBALL UNIFORM
ON WHAT HE WORE, AND THE
HAT, AND I BROUGHT IN
SOME MEMORABILIA,
WHICH I HAD.
AND IT WORKED OUT
REALLY EFFECTIVELY.

Jesse says IT'S REALLY EFFECTIVE TO
ACTUALLY TAKE A STORY
OF A PERSON AND TRY TO
PORTRAY IT TO PEOPLE
WITH THE USE OF A
ROLE-PLAYING PERSON.

Adam says IT WORKED OUT REALLY
WELL BECAUSE I TOLD
THE WHOLE STORY, AND
EVERYONE UNDERSTOOD
EXACTLY WHAT WE WERE
TALKING ABOUT.
AND THEY FELT LIKE IT
WAS ACTUALLY JACKIE
TELLING THE SPEECH.

Jesse says YEAH, WITH ME, TOO.
EVERYONE HAD SO MUCH
FUN WATCHING ME.
I MADE A FOOL OF
MYSELF, BUT STILL,
IT WAS GREAT FUN.

Missus UJ says NOW, THERE'S
SOME IDEAS.
GET THOSE DOWN
ON YOUR AGENDA,
AND IN JUST A MINUTE, I'M
GOING TO TAKE SOME CALLS.
JUST NOW, JESSE IS GOING
TO DO ANOTHER FORM
OF ORAL REPORTING FOR YOU
BEFORE I TAKE YOUR CALL.
SO THIS IS NUMBER
THREE IN A METHOD.
NOW, WHAT HAPPENED
WAS JESSE,
HE'S IN GRADE 9
RIGHT NOW.
HE HAD TO DO A HISTORY
RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT,
AND IT WAS VERY LENGTHY,
AND HE LEARNED
EVERYTHING THERE WAS
ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST.
NOW, HE HAD TO DECIDE,
WHAT WOULD BE HIS
BEST WAY TO SHOW WHAT HE
KNEW ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST?
SO HE DECIDED TO
DO AN ORAL REPORT.
AND WE'RE GOING TO LOOK
AT JUST A CLIP OF IT
THAT HE'S DOING FOR
YOU OF ANOTHER WAY
TO PRESENT HIS
INFORMATION.
AND IT'S VERY,
VERY GOOD.
SO LISTEN CAREFULLY.

A clip rolls. Jesse now wears a tallit over his clothes.

He says WE CREPT SLOWLY INTO THE
KITCHEN SO NOBODY HEARD.
WE KEPT LOOKING BEHIND
US TO SEE IF ANYONE
WAS FOLLOWING US,
BUT NO, NOBODY WAS.
SO WE GOT INTO
THE KITCHEN,
WE SAW THE SACK
OF POTATOES.
MY SISTER AND HER FRIEND
WHO WAS WITH US SAID,
I'LL LOOK OUT, AND YOU
TWO GET THE POTATOES.
SO WE WALKED OVER
TO GET THE POTATOES,
AN MY SISTER'S FRIEND
LOOKED OUT TO THE SIDE
OF THE DOOR JUST TO SEE
IF ANYBODY WAS THERE.
SO AS WE WERE GETTING
THEM, WE HEARD SHOUTING.
SHOUTING FROM GUARDS
SAYING TO MY SISTER'S
FRIEND, WHERE ARE YOU?
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
WHY ARE YOU
DOING HERE?
AND WE WERE SO AFRAID.
I SAID TO MY SISTER,
WE HAVE TO STOP THIS.
SHE SAID, NO.
WE CANNOT STOP THIS, OR
WE WILL BE DEAD, TOO.
I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT SHE
MEANT UNTIL LATER.
SO THE GUARDS TOOK
HER OFF AND
I HEARD A LOUD
GUNSHOT.
I WAS SO AFRAID.
I WAS HORRIFIED.
I DIDN'T KNOW
WHAT TO THINK.
NOW I UNDERSTOOD WHAT
MY SISTER HAD SAID,
SO AS THE GUARDS LOOKED
AROUND TO SEE IF
ANYONE ELSE WAS THERE WE
HID, AND WE DID NOT MOVE.
ABOUT TEN MINUTES
OR SO LATER,
WE GOT UP AND WALKED
BACK TO OUR BUNKS.
WE SAT DOWN AND GOT READY
TO EAT OUR POTATOES
WHICH WE SO
LONG DESERVED.
WE SAW ONE OF MY SISTER'S
FRIEND, I THINK IT WAS,
IN THE SIDE OF
THE BUNK CRYING.
SHE COULD NOT TALK.
AND WE KNEW THAT SHE
WAS VERY, VERY WEAK.
SO WE SAID TO
HER, WE SAID,
WOULD YOU LIKE
OUR POTATOES?
SHE WAS FLABBERGASTED.
SHE SAID, WELL, IF YOU
WANT TO GIVE THEM TO ME,
I WOULD BE DEEPLY
HONOURED, BUT I TELL YOU,
YOU WILL NOT REGRET
THIS, FOR I WILL
DO SOMETHING FOR YOU.
OF COURSE, THAT DIDN'T
MEAN MUCH TO US,
BUT TO SAVE SOMEONE'S
LIFE WAS GOOD ENOUGH
FOR ME, SO I GAVE THE POTATOES
TO HER, AND SHE ATE THEM.
THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS
SHE WAS FEELING BETTER.
AND WE WENT TO
HER AND WE SAID,
SO WE THINK THE AMERICANS
ARE COMING SOON.
SHE SAID, I THINK
THEY ARE, TOO.
BUT MY SISTER, MY SISTER
WAS VERY PESSIMISTIC.
SHE KEPT SAYING THAT
THEY WOULD NEVER COME,
AND WE WOULD DIE THERE.
BUT I KEPT REASSURING
HER THAT WE WOULD LIVE.
ABOUT A YEAR LATER,
1943, EARLY '44, MAYBE,
THE SKY LIT UP IN THE
MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.
I WAS SCARED.
I WOKE UP, I
LOOKED OUTSIDE.
THERE WERE BOMBS
EVERYWHERE.
THE AMERICANS HAD
COME, I WAS SO HAPPY,
BUT A BOMB HIT JUST
IN FRONT OF US,
AND A BARRICADE
WAS CLOSED IN.
WE HAD NOWHERE TO
GO, NOWHERE TO HIDE,
NOWHERE TO SEE.
AND WE WERE STUCK THERE,
ME AND MY SISTER.
FINALLY, AFTER HOURS
OF SITTING THERE,
ONE OF MY
SISTER'S FRIENDS,
THE PERSON WE GAVE
THE POTATOES TO,
CAME IN AND SAID,
I FOUND A WAY OUT.

Missus UJ says WOW, THAT WAS A
VERY POWERFUL STORY
THAT JESSE WAS
TELLING US.
AND HE DID AN
EXCELLENT JOB OF THAT.
NOW, WHAT I'M GOING
TO DO IS I WANT
ALL OF YOU
TO CALL IN.
YOU'VE JUST SEEN
THREE OR FOUR,
OR HEARD FROM DIFFERENT
WAYS OF DOING
ORAL REPORTING.
THEY WERE ALL
VERY EFFECTIVE.
SO I'D LIKE
YOU TO CALL IN,
AND WE'LL TALK A LITTLE
BIT ABOUT FIRST OF ALL,
WHAT KIND OF ORAL
REPORTS WERE MENTIONED,
AND WHY THOSE WOULD BE
VERY, VERY EFFECTIVE.
SO CALL IN WITH SOME
OF YOUR ANSWERS
OF WHAT WE'VE SEEN
ON ORAL REPORTING.

The caller says HELLO?

Missus UJ says HI, GOOD MORNING.
HI, WHO AM I
SPEAKING TO?

The caller says CRYSTAL.

Missus UJ says HI, CRYSTAL.
WHAT KIND OF THINGS DID
JESSE AND ADAM TELL YOU
ABOUT SOME DIFFERENT WAYS
OF DOING ORAL REPORTING?

Cristal says LIKE TO DRESS UP
AND DO A STORY.

Missus UJ says EXACTLY.
OKAY.
SO WE'LL CALL THAT
ROLE PLAY, OKAY?
AND WHAT THEY WERE TALKING
ABOUT ON BIOGRAPHY DAY,
ALL GRADE 7s HAD
TO READ A BIOGRAPHY
OR AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
SO INSTEAD OF JUST
STANDING UP AND TELLING
ABOUT THE PERSON, TO
COME AS THE PERSON,
IS MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE.
SO BY DRESSING UP AND
ACTUALLY DOING SOMETHING,
THAT THAT PERSON
WOULD HAVE DONE.
SO THAT'S CALLED IN ROLE.
GREAT.
WAS THERE ANY OTHER
IDEAS THAT YOU GOT
ON ORAL REPORTING?
OKAY, GOOD MORNING?
HI.
DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA
FOR ORAL REPORTING?

Cristal says YEAH.

Missus UJ says WHAT WAS ANOTHER IDEA?

Cristal says TO USE A CLEAR VOICE.

Missus UJ says GOOD, GOOD.
DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT ADAM
SAID HE DID IN ORDER
TO PRESENT HIS BIOGRAPHY?

Cristal says NO.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
WELL, ONE OF THE IDEAS
HE HAD WAS TO ACTUALLY
CONDUCT AN INTERVIEW.
SO WITH ANOTHER PERSON,
HE TALKED ABOUT
AN INTERVIEW.
AND THAT WAS USING A
VERY CLEAR VOICE, TOO.
LET'S JUST PUT
THAT IDEA DOWN.
DO YOU REMEMBER WHO HE
SAID HIS WAS ABOUT?

Cristal says NO.

Missus UJ says HE WAS DOING A
BASEBALL PLAYER.
I'LL LEAVE THAT
FOR A CLUE.
OKAY, WE'LL TAKE
ANOTHER CALL ON THAT.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
OKAY, GOOD MORNING,
JACK MINER?
GREAT.
ADAM ALSO TALKED
ABOUT MEMORABILIA.
WHEN YOU CALL IN, WE COULD
TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT
SOME OF THE THINGS HE USED
TO MAKE HIS EFFECTIVE.
OKAY, GOOD
MORNING.
JACK MINER?

The caller from Jack Miner says HELLO.

Missus UJ says HI.
WHAT WERE SOME IDEAS YOU
PICKED UP ON DIFFERENT
WAYS TO ORAL REPORT
FROM JESSE AND ADAM?

The caller says PROPS.

Missus UJ says YES, USING PROPS.
THAT'S RIGHT.
THAT WAS PART OF
THE ROLE PLAY.
AND THAT'S WHAT
MADE IT FUN.
AND ALSO, WHEN ADAM WAS
TALKING ABOUT BEING
THE BASEBALL PLAYER,
HE TALKED ABOUT,
WITH HIS INTERVIEW,
HE ACTUALLY USED
A LOT OF PROPS, TOO.
HE DIDN'T REALLY BRAG
ABOUT IT ENOUGH,
BUT I'LL TELL
YOU WHAT HE DID.
THEY ACTUALLY
CREATED A ROOM,
SORT OF LIKE THE
BASEBALL HALL OF FAME.
AND THEY PUT ALL SORTS
MEMORABILIA FROM HOCKEY.
BASEBALL GLOVES
AND BATS AND CARDS,
AND ALL SORTS OF FAMOUS
POSTERS AND SO ON.
AND THAT WAS ALL PART
OF THEIR PRESENTATION.
AND THEY WALKED
THE CLASS THROUGH
THEIR LITTLE
BASEBALL MUSEUM.
AND AS THEY
TALKED ABOUT IT,
THEY TALKED ABOUT THE LIFE
OF THE BASEBALL PLAYER
THAT THEY'D READ ABOUT.
SO THAT WAS CERTAINLY
A HUGE USE OF PROPS.
THAT'S GREAT.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
OKAY, WE'LL TAKE
ONE MORE CALL,
AND WE'D LIKE TO REALLY
FOCUS NOW ON JESSE'S WAY
OF PRESENTING HIS
HISTORY PROJECT.
WHAT DID HE DO THAT WAS SO
EFFECTIVE TO PRESENT
THE HISTORY, AND THE
STORY OF THE HOLOCAUST?
HI, GOOD MORNING.

The caller says HI.

Missus UJ says WHAT DID JESSE DO TO
PRESENT HIS HISTORY PROJECT.
HOW DID HE DO THAT?

The caller says OH, PARDON,
WHAT DID YOU SAY?

Missus UJ says HOW DID JESSE PRESENT
HIS HISTORY PROJECT?
WHAT WAS HIS WAY
OF ORAL REPORTING
THAT WAS SO EFFECTIVE?

The caller says THAT'S NOT, LIKE, UM,
OKAY, HE WAS CREATIVE,
AND HE USED
COSTUMES AND STUFF.

Missus UJ says YES, HE DID.
HE USED A COSTUME.
AND WHAT DID HE DO?
HOW DID HE TELL YOU
ABOUT THE POINT
OF HISTORY THAT
HE STUDIED?

The caller says PARDON?
I CAN'T HEAR YOU?

Missus UJ says SORRY.
WHAT DID HE DO
WITH HIS COSTUME?
HOW DID HE PRESENT
HIS INFORMATION?

The caller says HE USED DIFFERENT
VOICES AND STUFF.

Missus UJ says YES.
HE WAS ACTUALLY TELLING
A STORY, WASN'T HE?

The caller says YEAH.

Missus UJ says AND THAT IS THE
EFFECTIVE WAY,
IS THROUGH
STORYTELLING.
NOW, IF SOMEBODY
TELLS YOU A STORY,
THEN YOU ARE LIKELY
TO REMEMBER IT.
AND THAT'S WHY
STORYTELLING IS SUCH
AN EFFECTIVE WAY.
TO TAKE SOMETHING AND
TELL SOMEONE A STORY.
BECAUSE IF YOU DO,
THEN IT'S GOING TO
BE LOCKED IN THERE.
IT'S LIKE ON THE FIRST
SHOW WHEN WE TALKED
ABOUT
CINDERELLA
WE TALKED ABOUT A STORY
THAT MAYBE WE HADN'T READ
FOR MANY, MANY YEARS,
AND YET IT WAS LOCKED IN.
AND THAT'S WHY JESSE'S
STORY WAS SO EFFECTIVE.
OKAY, THANKS
FOR CALLING IN.
NOW, WHAT WE'RE
GOING TO DO,
IS WE'RE GOING TO MOVE
ON TO YET ANOTHER WAY
TO SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW.
WE'RE GOING FROM SORT
OF SMALL GROUP, PARTNER,
AND NOW WE'RE GOING TO
A FAIRLY LARGE GROUP.
AND WE'RE GOING TO TALK
TO SOME OF MY GRADE 9
DRAMA STUDENTS WHO HAVE
HAD RESEARCH PROJECTS.
AND THEY SELECTED DRAMA
AS A WAY TO SHOW WHAT
THEY KNEW, AND TO PRESENT
THEIR INFORMATION
IN A DRAMATIC WAY.
NOW, THE FIRST GROUP, THEIRS
IS ON EATING DISORDERS.
AND I THOUGHT THAT WOULD
BE GOOD TO SHOW YOU
BECAUSE THAT'S SUCH A
CURRENT AND IMPORTANT
TOPIC WITH
ADOLESCENTS TODAY.
AND WHAT THEY DO, THEY DO
ALL THE CAUSES OF EATING
DISORDER, AND HOW
IT AFFECTS KIDS.
SO LOOK HOW EFFECTIVE THEY
WERE ABLE TO SHOW YOU
THROUGH DRAMA THEIR
ORAL PRESENTATION.
LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT IT.

A clip rolls.

A girl in her mid-teens says YOU PUT US INTO GROUPS,
AND THEN WE DECIDED
ON A TOPIC THAT DEALT WITH
THINGS PEOPLE OUR AGE
WOULD DEAL WITH.
AND WE DECIDED ON
EATING DISORDERS.
SO WE TOOK ABOUT TWO WEEKS
TO RESEARCH ON IT
BY GOING TO THE LIBRARY,
AND LOOKING UP STUFF
ON THE INTERNET AND
IN BOOKS AND STUFF.
AND WE DECIDED TO
DO IT THROUGH DRAMA.

Missus UJ says THAT'S A GREAT WAY TO
SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO
PRESENT IT THROUGH DRAMA?

The girls says WELL, WE FELT IT WOULD HELP
DEAL WITH EMOTIONAL ISSUES,
OTHER THAN JUST FACTS
AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

Missus UJ says GREAT IDEA.
OKAY, I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO
SEEING YOUR PRESENTATION.

The girl says THANK YOU.

A girl paces up and down a stage, looking nervous. She fake eats an feels sick.

Another girl on stage says ONLY 300 CALORIES
A DAY FOR TWO WEEKS.
YEAH, YEAH THAT
SOUNDS GOOD.
AND THIS DIET LOOKS
GOOD, BUT I'LL HAVE
TO CUT IT IN HALF.

A boy fake runs on stage.

He says OH, I'M SO TIRED, BUT
ONLY FIVE MORE POUNDS
TO GO FOR COACH.
GOTTA RUN FASTER TO
FIELD THE BALL BETTER.

A group of teens play a meeting for people with eating disorders.

A boy says WELCOME TO THE CABA,
CANADIAN ANOREXIC
BULIMIC ASSOCIATION.
WE HAVE A NEW
MEMBER WITH US.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO
PLEASE STAND UP
AND INTRODUCE YOURSELF.

A girl says HI, MY NAME IS CAROL
AND PEOPLE THINK
I'M ANOREXIC.

The group says HI, CAROL.

The boy says WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL
US HOW THIS STARTED?

Carol says WELL, IT'S
PRETTY SIMPLE.
EVERYONE IS ALWAYS
PRESSURING ME TO
DO BETTER, ESPECIALLY
MY PARENTS.
AND NO MATTER WHAT I DID,
IT WAS NEVER GOOD ENOUGH.
AND MY MUM TOLD
ME I WAS FAT,
AND I REALIZED
SHE WAS RIGHT,
SO THAT'S WHY I'M
LOSING WEIGHT NOW.

The boy fake running on stage says I ALMOST HAVE THE
SAME STORY AS YOU.
MY PARENTS, THEY WERE
NEVER THERE FOR ME.
I MEAN, THAT'S BASICALLY
THE BOTTOM LINE.
AND MY FOOTBALL COACH, HE
WANTED ME TO LOSE WEIGHT,
AND THEN I STARTED,
AND I NEVER STOPPED.

The girl fake eating says WELL, IT ALL STARTED WITH
MY FRIENDS TELLING ME
THAT I WAS FAT.
AND I JUST TRIED NOT
EATING SO I COULDN'T.
SO I BEGAN EATING A
LARGE AMOUNT OF FOOD,
AND I JUST
THREW IT UP.
AND THAT HELPED ME.
THEN I ENDED UP
IN THE HOSPITAL,
AND NOW I'M HERE.

Carols says I NEVER THROW UP
BECAUSE OF FOOD,
I JUST DON'T EAT IT.

A brunette with glasses says WELL, I'VE ALWAYS
HAD LOW SELF-ESTEEM,
AND I WAS ALWAYS SO
JEALOUS OF MY COUSIN
AND MY BROTHER BECAUSE
THEY WERE SO SKINNY,
AND I FOUND OUT THAT
THEY WERE HOSPITALIZED
FOR BULIMIA, AND I THOUGHT
THAT WAS THE WAY TO GO,
SO I STARTED
BINGING AND PURGING,
BUT IT JUST FELT SO GROSS,
SO I STARTED JUST
NOT EATING AT ALL.
BUT THAT FELT
EVEN WORSE.
BUT I REALIZED AT THE
BEGINNING OF THE TIMES
WHEN I STARTED
BINGING AND PURGING,
IT DIDN'T FEEL THAT BAD,
AND WHEN I STARTED
NOT EATING, I DIDN'T
FEEL THAT BAD.
SO I STARTED GOING
IN LITTLE CYCLES
OF NOT EATING, AND
BINGING AND PURGING,
AND SOMETIMES
COMPULSIVELY EXERCISING.
MY FRIENDS, THEY TOLD ME
TO COME HERE BECAUSE
I HAD A PROBLEM, AND I DID,
AND IT'S HELPED ME A LOT.

The boy fake running says I THINK I'VE LOST
ENOUGH WEIGHT FOR COACH.
I'M FINE THE WAY I AM.

The brunette says over the phone I KNOW, SHE
ALWAYS DOES THAT.
IT BUGS ME SO MUCH.
UM, SURE, YEAH, I'LL
COME OVER AFTER SUPPER.
OKAY, BYE.

Carol says MUM, I WENT TO A MEETING,
AND THEY TOLD ME ABOUT
MY PROBLEM, AND WHAT IT IS,
AND THEY TOLD ME THAT
I NEED HELP, AND I
THINK YOU DO, TOO.

Missus UJ says NOW, YOU HAVE TO REALIZE
THOSE KIDS WORKED
A LONG TIME, AND HAD A
HUGE AMOUNT OF RESEARCH,
AND THEY HAD TO NARROW
IT DOWN INTO SHOWING
ONLY WHAT THEY THOUGHT
WOULD BE IMPORTANT,
AND WHAT WOULD
BE EFFECTIVE,
AND THEY USED
CAUSE AND EFFECT.
NOW, WE'RE GOING TO GO
TO ANOTHER DRAMA GROUP,
AND WE'RE GOING
TO TALK TO ETHAN.
NOW, THIS GROUP DID SORT
OF A HISTORY RESEARCH,
AND THEY DECIDED TO
SHOW WHAT THEY KNEW
ALSO THROUGH DRAMA.
BUT THEY DID A SERIES OF
EVENTS THAT WENT OVER
A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME.
LET'S TALK TO ETHAN AND
SEE HOW THEY ORGANIZED THAT.

A video rolls. Missus UJ sits with Ethan. He is in his early teens, with short curly brown hair. He wears beige trousers and a white T-shirt.

Missus UJ says YOUR GROUP DID QUITE
A LENGTHY RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT.

Ethan says YEAH, WE DID AN
ASSIGNMENT ON REVOLUTIONARIES.

Missus UJ says OH, WOW.
HOW DID YOU ORGANIZE, HOW
DID YOU DECIDE ON WHAT
YOU WERE GOING TO DO TO
PRESENT WHAT YOU KNEW?

Ethan says WELL, WE DECIDED AFTER
DOING LOTS OF RESEARCH
THAT WE WOULD DO
IT THROUGH DRAMA,
AND THROUGH A
TIME PERIOD.

Missus UJ says GREAT, GREAT.
SO WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO DO IT
THROUGH A TIME SEQUENCE?

Ethan says BECAUSE WE FELT THAT
WOULD BE THE BEST WAY
TO SHOW WHAT HAPPENED IN
MARTIN LUTHER KING'S LIFE.

Missus UJ says SO IT'S OVER A
NUMBER OF YEARS.
GREAT.
I'LL LOOK FORWARD TO
SEEING YOUR PRESENTATION.

Ethan says THANK YOU.

Ethan is on stage. A boy in a gingham shirt approaches him.

Ethan says EXCUSE ME, SIR,
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

The boy syas I'M GOING ON THE BUS.
I NEED TO GO TO WORK.

Ethan says NO, YOU'RE NOT.
DID YOU HEAR WHAT THE
BUS SYSTEM DID TO
A BLACK PERSON
YESTERDAY?

The boy says NO, I DIDN'T.

Ethan says SHE WAS SITTING
ON THE BUS,
AND THEY MADE HER GET
UP FOR A WHITE LADY.

The boy says WHAT HAPPENED?

Ethan says SHE GOT ARRESTED
WHEN SHE REFUSED.

A girl with brown curly hair says ARRESTED?

Ethan says YEAH.
IF THEY'RE NOT GOING
TO GIVE US OUR RIGHTS,
WHY SHOULD WE GIVE
THEM OUR BUSINESS?

The boy says THAT'S RIGHT.
BUT HOW ARE WE
GOING TO GET AROUND?

Ethan says THERE ARE OTHER
WAYS TO GET AROUND.
WE CAN USE TAXIS, CARS, JUST
DON'T USE THIS BUS SYSTEM.

Another scene rolls.

The boy in the gingham shirt says EXCUSE ME, ARE YOU
MISTER MARTIN LUTHER KING?

Ethan says YES, IS THERE A
PROBLEM, OFFICER?

The boy says YES, YOU'RE
UNDER ARREST.

Ethan says WHAT DO YOU MEAN,
I'M UNDER ARREST?
WHAT AM I UNDER
ARREST FOR?

The boy says YOU'RE UNDER ARREST FOR
BOYCOTTING YESTERDAY.

Ethan says I'M ALLOWED TO SPEAK
OUT FOR MY RIGHTS.

The boy says NO, YOU'RE
UNDER ARREST.

Another scene rolls. Ethan stands behind a lectern.

He says YOU CAN'T DO THIS!
I STILL HAVE A DREAM!
IT IS A DREAM DEEPLY
ROOTED IN THE AMERICAN DREAM.
I HAVE A DREAM THAT ONE
DAY THIS NATION WILL RISE UP
AND LIVE OUT THE TRUE
MEANING OF ITS CREEDS.
WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS
TO BE SELF-EVIDENT.
THAT ALL MEN ARE
CREATED EQUAL.
I HAVE A DREAM THAT ONE
DAY ON THE RED HILLS
OF GEORGIA, THE SON
OF FORMER SLAVES,
AND THE SON OF
FORMER SLAVE OWNERS
WILL BE ABLE TO SIT DOWN
TOGETHER AT A TABLE
OF BROTHERHOOD.
I HAVE A DREAM THAT MY
FOUR LITTLE CHILDREN
WILL ONE DAY LIVE IN A NATION
WHERE THEY WILL NOT
BE JUDGED BY THE
COLOUR OF THEIR SKIN,
BUT BY THE CONTENT
OF THEIR CHARACTER.

The crowd cheers.

Ethan says HELLO, EVERYBODY.
WE'RE GATHERED HERE
FOR A VERY SPECIAL -

The boy in the gingham shirt fake shoots him.

A boy from the crowd says OH, MY GOD, HE'S
BEEN SHOT!

Missus UJ says ISN'T THAT AN EFFECTIVE
WAY OF SHOWING
A HISTORY PROJECT?
IT'S JUST SO MEANINGFUL.
NOW, I KNOW A LOT OF
PEOPLE WANT TO CALL
IN AND TALK ABOUT THAT.
WHAT I'M GOING TO DO, IS
I'M GOING TO GO TO
THE VERY LAST SECTION,
WHICH IS MAKING A FORMAL
SPEECH, AND
THEN AT THE END,
I'M GOING TO TAKE ALL
OF YOUR CALLS, OKAY?
SO DON'T LOSE
THAT THOUGHT,
AND I'LL TAKE ALL OF THEM
TOWARDS THE END OF THE SHOW.
NOW, WE'VE GONE
FROM LARGE GROUP,
AND NOW WE'RE GOING TO GO
TO WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT IN
THE BEGINNING, WHERE
EVERYONE SAID
THE SCARIEST PART.
NOW, IF YOU HAD DONE A
WHOLE SERIES OF THINGS
ALL YEAR LONG, THEN AT
THE END OF THE YEAR,
HAVING TO DO A FORMAL
SPEECH ALL BY YOURSELF,
I'M SURE YOU WOULDN'T BE
SO WORRIED ABOUT MESSING UP,
BECAUSE YOU TOO
WOULD HAVE GAINED
THE CONFIDENCE YOU NEED
TO GET UP AND SPEAK
IN FRONT OF YOUR CLASS.
YOU SHOULD NEVER BE AFRAID
OF MAKING A MISTAKE.
WHEN YOU TALK TO
JESSE AND ADAM,
MAKING MISTAKES AND
SORT OF MESSING UP
WAS THE FUN OF IT.
SO NEVER BE
AFRAID OF THAT.
NOW, I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU
SOME OF MY GRADE 7s
WHO HAVE PREPARED
A FORMAL SPEECH.
ACTUALLY, MANY OF THEM
ARE ON THEIR WAY TO
OUR PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST
NEXT WEDNESDAY AT THE SCHOOL.
NOW, THEY HAD TO
PREPARE A SPEECH.
IT WAS A TOPIC
OF THEIR OWN.
THEY WORKED WITH PARTNERS
AND HAD TO BRAINSTORM
AND COME UP WITH ALL THE
IDEAS THEY COULD THINK
OF ON THEIR TOPIC.
THEN THEY WENT
TO RESEARCH IT,
IF THEY NEEDED
MORE INFORMATION.
THEY MADE AN OUTLINE.
AND WE REALLY FOCUSSED
ON A REALLY STRONG INTRODUCTION,
A GOOD BODY, AND A
FABULOUS CONCLUSION.
IT HAD TO BE THREE
MINUTES IN LENGTH,
NO LONGER THAN FIVE.
NOW, YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO
SEE ALL OF THEIR SPEECH,
LIKE THE WHOLE THING,
WE HAVE TO ONLY
GIVE CLIPS OF IT.
WHAT I WANT YOU TO
LOOK AT IS, GEE,
WHAT'S REALLY GOOD
ABOUT THESE SPEECHES?
WHAT KIND OF TOPICS DID
GRADE 7s CHOOSE?
AND WHAT WAS EFFECTIVE
ABOUT THE WAY
THAT THEY DELIVERED IT?
OKAY, SO LET'S
LOOK AT THEM,
AND THEN I'LL TAKE ALL
YOUR CALLS AT THE END.

A clip rolls.

A girl in her early teens says SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE
THE WORLD IS MADE UP
OF UNSEEN SPIRITS.
ALTHOUGH SCIENTISTS
BELIEVE THE WORLD
IS MADE UP OF
UNSEEN FORCES.
ARE MAGIC AND SCIENCE
TRULY RELATED?
IS MAGIC REALLY REAL?
DO CURSES WORK?
CAN SOMEONE PUT
A HEX ON YOU?

She air quotes the word “hex.”

She continues BEFORE YOU LAUGH
AND SAY NO,
ASK YOURSELF
THESE QUESTIONS:
HAS ANYONE EVER DONE
SOMETHING SO MEAN
TO YOU YOU HAD
THE WORST DAY?
OR HAS ANYONE EVER DONE
SOMETHING SO NICE TO YOU,
YOU HAD THE BEST DAY?
ARE THESE
MAGICAL SPELLS?
IF FLYING ON A
CARPET IS MAGIC,
WHAT ABOUT FLYING
ON AN AIRPLANE?
IS THAT MAGIC, TOO?
THE WORLD OF MAGIC
LEAVES US MYSTIFIED
AND IS FILLED WITH MANY
QUESTIONS THAT CAN
ONLY BE ANSWERED BY
A TRUE MAGICIAN.
IN THE WORLD OF MAGIC,
WE SEE THE IMPOSSIBLE
AND BELIEVE THE
UNBELIEVABLE.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?

A boy in his early teens says TORNADOS OCCUR EVERY
YEAR ALL OVER THE WORLD.
BUT ALL OF A SUDDEN,
SCIENTISTS HAVE CHOSEN
TO BLAME THEM ON EL
NINO THIS YEAR.
EL NINO HAS BEEN AROUND
FOR A VERY LONG TIME.
IT IS A WARM CURRENT
THAT PASSES THROUGH
THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES
AND PERU EVERY CHRISTMAS.
ACTUALLY, IT
MEANS BABY JESUS.
THE ONLY TIME EL NINO
AFFECTS THE WORLD
IS WHEN THE CURRENT GOES
OFF COURSE AND CHANGES
THE WORLD'S
WEATHER PATTERNS.
EL NINO ALSO MEANS WARM.
I BET WE CAN'T GUESS
WHAT SCIENTISTS
WILL SAY ABOUT NEXT YEAR.
THEY'LL PROBABLY SAY
ANOTHER PHENOMENON
WILL COME LIKE EL NINO.
MAYBE IT WILL MEAN COLD
LIKE EL NINO MEANS WARM.
SCIENTISTS CAN MAKE
UP ALL THEY WANT,
BUT NATURAL DISASTERS
WILL ALWAYS BE NATURAL.

A red-haired girl in her mid-teens says I DON'T KNOW WHY PEOPLE
STEAL OTHERS' POSSESSIONS.
MOST PEOPLE, AS
FAR AS I KNOW,
STEAL BECAUSE THEY ARE MAD
AT SOMEONE, IT'S A DARE,
OR THEY WANT TO PROVE
THEIR BRAVENESS.
THE TRUTH IS, STEALING
DOESN'T MAKE YOU
ANY BRAVER THAN THE
NINE-YEAR-OLD WHO IS
TOO AFRAID TO GO ON HIS
FIRST ROLLER COASTER.
THIEVES ARE COWARDS
WHO ARE TOO AFRAID
TO FACE THE FACTS OF LIFE.
THERE IS A SAYING THAT
GUILT IS THE WORST PUNISHMENT.
IN A WAY, I
GUESS IT'S RIGHT.
I KNOW ALL MY FRIENDS AND
I WHO HAVE BEEN STOLEN
FROM BEFORE DON'T CARE
HOW GUILTY THE THIEF FEELS.
ALL WE REALLY CARE ABOUT
IS THAT THE ITEMS STOLEN
FROM US ARE RETURNED.
THEFT IS A SERIOUS CRIME
WITH SEVERE PUNISHMENT.
IF YOU GET CAUGHT, YOU CAN
BE CHARGED AND ARRESTED.
I'VE HEARD PEOPLE SAY IF
YOU GET CAUGHT STEALING,
JUST CRY AND
THEY'LL LET YOU GO.
WELL, IT ISN'T
THAT EASY.
ONCE YOU ARE CAUGHT,
YOU ARE CAUGHT.
THERE IS NO WAY OUT.
YOU CAN'T GET
OFF THE HOOK.
THEFT IS AN
ADDICTIVE CRIME.
IT BOTHERS ME THAT SOME
PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD
ARE THIEVES WHO DON'T CARE
ABOUT OTHERS' FEELINGS.
I TRY NOT TO LET
THIEVES GET TO ME.
I TRY TO CONTROL MY
MOURNING OVER MY STOLEN
POSSESSIONS, AND I DON'T
DO THE SUFFERING
OF REPLACING ITEMS THAT
ARE TAKEN FROM ME.
I TELL MYSELF THAT WHOEVER
DID THIS IS AN IT.
IT MAY HAVE USED TO
BE A HE OR A SHE,
BUT NOW THEY ARE A ZERO.
THEY MADE THAT CHOICE WHEN
THEY STARTED STEALING.

A girl with short brown hair and glasses NOW, FOR THE
GRAND FINALE,
MELT ONE CUP OF SEMISWEET
CHOCOLATE CHIPS
IN THREE TABLESPOONS
OF HOT, STRONG COFFEE.
PREFERABLY FROM STARBUCKS.
THEN STIR IN THREE
TABLESPOONS OF BRANDY
FOR AN EXTRA KICK.
AND GRADUALLY BLEND IN
THREE TABLESPOONS
OF SMOOTH, CREAMY BUTTER.
FINALLY, SPREAD THIS
BEAUTIFULLY GLOSSY GLAZE
OVER THE TOP OF THE CAKE,
ALLOWING IT TO DRIBBLE
DOWN THE SIDE.
THIS ELEGANT AND
SOPHISTICATED CAKE
IS PURE PERFECTION.
IF YOU ARE YEARNING TO
SATISFY A CAFFEINE-FILLED
CHOCOLATE CRAVING, THIS
IS A DESSERT FOR YOU.
ALTHOUGH YOU MAY BE
TEMPTED TO SHOW THE WORLD
YOUR CREATION, TRUST ME,
THE BEST PART IS YET TO COME.
WITH A SHARP KNIFE, CARVE
YOURSELF A GENEROUS
HELPING OF A LUSTFUL
PORTION OF CAKE.
THEN GENTLY PLACE THE
DELECTABLE TROPHY
ON A LARGE PLATE.
WITH A FORK, STAB
INTO THE CAKE,
AND DIG OUT A
MOUTHFUL OF RICH,
VALUABLE EXHILARATION.
THE FIRST BITE IS
ALWAYS INTOXICATING,
BUT DELIGHTFUL.
SO PACE YOURSELF, AND
ENJOY YOUR CHOCOLATE CAKE
WITH CHOCOLATE FILLING
AND CHOCOLATE GLAZE.

The rest of the class claps.

Missus UJ says GREAT.
THIS IS JOSEPH SUSSMAN,
AND HE KNOWS MORE THAN
ANY OTHER STUDENT I HAVE
HOW IMPORTANT IT IS
TO BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE
WHEN LEARNING HOW TO SPEAK.
AND HE'S GOT A VERY
SPECIAL TALK FOR US TODAY.

Joseph is in his early teens, with short curly blond hair. He wears a blue T-shirt.

He says THE TOPIC I HAVE CHOSEN
TO DO MY SPEECH ON
IS SPECIAL FOR A REASON.
NOBODY IN THIS ROOM COULD
DO THE SAME TOPIC
AS WELL AS ME.
I AM VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE,
AND I'VE HAD 13 YEARS
OF FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE.
AS A MATTER OF FACT, YOU CAN
EVEN SAY I'M AN EXPERT.
YOU'RE PROBABLY WONDERING
WHAT IT COULD BE?
SO I WON'T LEAVE YOU
HANGING ANY LONGER.
SO HERE IT GOES.
BEING DEAF.
IF YOU LOOK UP THE WORD
DEAF IN THE DICTIONARY,
YOU WILL FIND
THIS DEFINITION:
BEING DEAF MEANS PARTLY
OR COMPLETELY UNABLE TO HEAR.
IN MY OWN WORDS,
BEING DEAF MEANS
NOT BEING ABLE TO HEAR.
I CAN TELL YOU IT IS VERY
IMPORTANT TO COMMUNICATE
WITH PEOPLE EVERYWHERE,
NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE,
BEING DEAF IS
NO DIFFERENT.
REALLY, THERE IS NOTHING
TO BE AFRAID OF.
IMAGINE THE WORLD
WITHOUT SOUNDS.
IMAGINE NOT HEARING
THE ALARM CLOCK
GOING OFF IN
THE MORNING.
IMAGINE NOT HEARING
THE CAR HORN BEEPING
OR THE MUSIC PLAYING.
THE ONLY THING THAT YOU
CAN HEAR IS THE VIBRATION
FROM THUNDERSTORMS,
LOUD MUSIC,
OR EVEN SIRENS
FROM AMBULANCE,
POLICE CARS OR
FIRE TRUCKS.
IT'S NOT ALL
THAT BAD.
THERE ARE MANY
ADVANTAGES.
EVERY TIME I GET INTO BED,
I HAVE NO PROBLEM BECAUSE
I AM GUARANTEED A
GOOD NIGHT SLEEP
UNDISTURBED BY NOISE.
IF THERE IS A BIG LINE
UP IN A PLAY OR MOVIE,
I HAVE NO PROBLEM
GETTING GOOD SEATS.
I JUST GO TO THE FRONT OF
THE LINE AND SAY I NEED
A GOOD SEAT SO I
AM ABLE TO HEAR.
SOMETIMES MY TEACHERS
FORGET TO TURN OFF
THE FM SYSTEM AND I HEAR
STUFF THAT I'M NOT
SUPPOSED TO HEAR.
HOWEVER, I CAN'T TELL
YOU THOSE SECRETS NOW.
BUT FOR ONE DOLLAR, I WILL
DISCUSS THEM PRIVATELY LATER.
WHEN MY MUM GETS MAD AND
ME AND STARTS YELLING,
IT'S NO PROBLEM, I JUST
FLICK OFF MY HEARING AID
AND PRETEND I
CAN HEAR HER.
EVERY TIME I GO OUT FOR
DINNER TO A RESTAURANT,
I CAN LIP READ
VERY WELL.
I KNOW EVERYTHING THAT'S
GOING ON AT THE NEXT TABLE.
BESIDES LIP READING,
THERE ARE TECHNOLOGIES
THAT HELP HARD OF
PEOPLE OR DEAF PEOPLE.
A HEARING AID CAN
MAKE SOUNDS LOUDER.
HEARING AID WENT FROM
BEING SO OBVIOUS AND
UGLY TO ALMOST INVISIBLE.
YOU CAN GET SOME THAT ARE
VERY SMALL AND CAN FIT
INTO YOUR EARS.
YOU CAN GET THEM IN
DIFFERENT COLOURS, TOO.
SOME PEOPLE ASK ME
WHAT IS THIS THING?

He holds up a small device.

He continues WELL, I'LL LET YOU IN
ON ONE OF MY SECRETS.
IT IS A SMALL
WALKIE-TALKIE WHICH
IS PROGRAMMED BY THE FBI,
WHICH STANDS FOR FEDERAL
BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION.
ACTUALLY, AN FM MAKES
THE SPEAKER'S VOICE
LOUDER AND CLEARER.
I HAVE GIVEN YOU MANY
INTERESTING IDEAS
ABOUT BEING DEAF THAT YOU
NEVER KNEW BEFORE.
HERE'S ONE MORE.
HOW MANY OF YOU CAN TELL
ME WHO WAS THE FIRST DEAF
BASEBALL PLAYER TO PLAY IN
THE PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE,
AND WAS A KEY TO
UMPIRE USING BALL,
STRIKE AND SAFE?

He uses sign languages for “ball,” “strike” and “safe.”

He continues HIS NAME WAS
DUMMY HOY.
THEY CALLED HIM DUMMY
BECAUSE HE COULDN'T
SPEAK, NOT BECAUSE
HE WAS DUMB.
WITHOUT HIM, HOW WOULD
WE EVER ENJOY BASEBALL?
DEAF PEOPLE MAY NOT HEAR
EVERYTHING YOU HEAR,
BUT THEY CAN ACCOMPLISH
ANYTHING IF THEY TRY.
THEY SHOULD BE TREATED LIKE ANY
OTHER PEOPLE POSITIVELY.
THANK YOU FOR
LISTENING TO MY SPEECH.

Missus UJ says WAY TO GO.
WONDERFUL.
[applause]

Back in the studio, Missus UJ says WASN'T THAT A WONDERFUL
SPEECH BY JOSEPH,
AND ALL OF THEM.
BECAUSE JOSEPH HAS TO WORK
BECAUSE HE IS DEAF,
HE HAS TO WORK VERY HARD
AT COMMUNICATING HIS IDEAS.
I THINK HE DID AN
EXCELLENT JOB.
AND WHEN I COME
BACK NEXT WEEK,
I'LL TALK TO YOU ABOUT,
PERHAPS ONE OF THOSE
STUDENTS MAY ACTUALLY
WIN OUR PUBLIC SPEAKING
CONTEST ON WEDNESDAY.
NOW, I'D LIKE TO TAKE
AS MANY CALLS AS I CAN.
I WANTED TO ASK
YOU THE QUESTION,
WHAT WERE SOME OF THE
IDEAS FOR TOPICS,
AND WHAT MADE THESE
SPEECHES SO SPECIAL,
OF THESE GRADE 7s?
OKAY, I THINK WE HAVE
A CALLER ON THE LINE.
GOOD MORNING.
HI, SOUTHWOOD PARK?

The caller from Southwood says YES.

Missus UJ says HI, WHO AM I
SPEAKING TO?
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

The caller says DARRYL.

Missus UJ says HI, DARRYL.
SO WHAT WERE SOME OF THE
IDEAS YOU SAW IN THOSE
SPEECHES THIS MORNING,
THE GRADE 7s
AT THE END?
WHAT WERE SOME
OF THE TOPICS?

Darryl says OH, DEAF PEOPLE.

Missus UJ says OKAY, BEING DEAF, YES.
AND WHAT WAS EFFECTIVE
ABOUT THAT SPEECH?
WAS THERE SOMETHING THAT
MADE THAT SPEECH SPECIAL?

Darryl says BASEBALL.

Missus UJ says GOOD, I THINK THE WAY HE
RELATED IT TO THE UMPIRE,
AND THE HAND SIGNALS
THAT HE HAS TO MADE, GOOD.
NOW, DID YOU HAVE A
QUESTION, DARRYL,
OR SOMETHING YOU
WANTED TO CONTRIBUTE?
YOU'VE PROBABLY
HAD YOUR HAND UP
FOR A LONG
TIME, THERE.
DID YOU HAVE
A QUESTION?
OR DID YOU HAVE SOMETHING
YOU WANTED TO CONTRIBUTE?

Darryl says NO, THANK YOU.

Missus UJ says OKAY, WELL THANKS
FOR CALLING IN.
OKAY, CERTAINLY JOSEPH
HAD LOTS OF INFORMATION,
DIDN'T HE, IN HIS SPEECH.
AND I THINK WHEN YOU ARE
DELIVERING YOUR SPEECH,
IT'S IMPORTANT IN THE
BODY OF YOUR SPEECH
TO HAVE LOTS OF
INFORMATION.
I THINK WHAT MADE HIS
INTERESTING, TOO,
IS THAT HE WAS ABLE
TO INCLUDE LOTS
OF ANECDOTES, AND LOTS OF
LITTLE STORIES AND THINGS.
AND THAT REALLY
MAKES IT INTERESTING.
GOOD MORNING,
JACK MINER?

The caller from Jack Miner says YES.

Missus UJ says HI.
WHO AM I SPEAKING TO?

The caller says MEGAN.

Missus UJ says HI, MEGAN.
DID YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT
THE GRADE 7 SPEECHES?

Megan says YEAH.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
AND WHAT WERE SOME
OF THE TOPICS?
WAS THERE ONE YOU
WANTED TO TALK ABOUT?

Megan says I HAVE ALL OF THEM.
THEY WERE MAGIC,
EL NINO, STEALING,
AND THERE WAS SOME GIRL
TALKING ABOUT CAKE.
AND THEN THERE WAS A GUY
TALKING ABOUT DEAF PEOPLE.

Missus UJ says GOOD, GOOD.
AND HE ACTUALLY IS
TOTALLY DEAF HIMSELF.
SO THAT'S WHAT MADE THAT
ONE SO SPECIAL FOR JOSEPH
TO BE ABLE TO
SPEAK SO CLEARLY,
AND HAVE SUCH CONFIDENCE.
GREAT.
THANK YOU FOR HAVING -
AND YOU REALLY LISTENED
CAREFULLY TO GET ALL
THOSE TOPICS, MEGAN.
WAS THERE SOMETHING ABOUT
ANY OF THOSE SPEECHES?
WHAT DO YOU THINK
MADE THEM SPECIAL?

Megan says A LOT OF THEM HAD
ACTIONS IN THEM.
THEY WERE MOVING THEIR
HANDS AROUND TO SHOW
WHAT THEY WERE DOING.
AND THEY WERE
SPEAKING CLEARLY.
AND JOSEPH BROUGHT
IN A PROP,
AND THERE WAS A
LOT OF INFORMATION.

Missus UJ says GOOD, GOOD.
NOW, UNFORTUNATELY, YOU
DIDN'T GET TO SEE
THEIR OPENING AND THEIR
ENDING FOR ALL OF THEM.
WE SORT OF GOT SNIPPETS
OF ALL OF THEM.
BUT THOSE WERE ALSO
VERY EFFECTIVE.
BUT YES, THEY CERTAINLY
DID GIVE A LOT
OF INFORMATION.
AND WHO WOULD THINK YOU
WOULD ACTUALLY DO A WHOLE
SPEECH ON HOW TO MAKE
A CHOCOLATE CAKE.
BUT I THOUGHT THAT WAS
A VERY ORIGINAL IDEA.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.

Megan says OKAY, BYE.

Missus UJ says BYE.
I'LL STILL TAKE MORE CALLS
IF ANY OF YOU WOULD LIKE
TO CONTRIBUTE, OR IF
YOU'D ALSO LIKE TO TALK
ABOUT SOME OF THE WAYS
THAT THE DRAMA GROUP,
THE LARGER GROUPS,
WERE ABLE TO SHOW
THEIR RESEARCH, AND WHY
THAT WAS A GOOD IDEA.
I'D LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT
SOME OF THOSE IDEAS, TOO.
OKAY, GOOD
MORNING, OSBORNE?

The caller from Osborne says HI.

Missus UJ says HI, WHO AM I SPEAKING TO?

The caller says LINDSAY.

Missus UJ says HI, LINDSAY.
DID YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT
THE GRADE 7 TALKS,
OR THE DRAMA, OR WHAT
DID YOU WANT TO DISCUSS?

Lindsay says THE GRADE 7s.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
DID YOU THINK THE
TOPICS WERE GOOD?
OR DID YOU WANT TO TALK
ABOUT SOMETHING SPECIAL?

Lindsay says SOMETHING SPECIAL.
THEY HAD A LOT OF
FACE EXPRESSIONS.

Missus UJ says WHICH ONE PARTICULARLY,
OR ALL OF THEM?

Lindsay says THE MAGIC ONE.

Missus UJ says YES.
SHE WAS VERY
GOOD, WASN'T SHE?
SHE ALMOST TOLD HER
SPEECH THROUGH HER EYES.
YES, SO THAT CERTAINLY
IS SOMETHING WE CAN
TAKE AWAY WITH US TODAY,
IS TRYING TO GET
FACIAL EXPRESSIONS.
AND EYE CONTACT
IS SO IMPORTANT.
NOW, SHE WAS LOOKING
INTO THE CAMERA,
SO SHE WAS FOCUSSING,
AS I AM RIGHT NOW.
BUT WHEN SHE DID IT
IN THE CLASSROOM,
SHE WAS ABLE TO TAKE
THAT EXPRESSION,
AND SHE WAS ABLE TO MOVE
IT AROUND TO EVERYONE,
SO EVERYONE
FELT CONNECTED.
AND YOUR EYES ARE
CERTAINLY A WAY
OF BRINGING PEOPLE
INTO YOUR TALK.
SO YOU'RE RIGHT, THAT WAS
SOMETHING SPECIAL
ABOUT ARIELA'S
SPEECH ON MAGIC.
GOOD, THANKS
FOR CALLING IN.

Lindsay says OKAY, BYE.

Missus UJ says BYE.
ISN'T IT INTERESTING TO
WATCH KIDS THAT ARE
OUR AGE THAT HAVE
SUCH CONFIDENCE?
AND UP THINK WHAT TIM SAID
AT THE VERY BEGINNING
OF THE SHOW IS THAT
BUILDING OF CONFIDENCE.
WE USED TO START OFF IN
THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR
JUST STANDING UP
AND PERHAPS SHOWING
A BROCHURE, OR SHOWING
ANYTHING THAT WE MADE.
AND BY MAKING MY CHILDREN
STAND UP AT THE FRONT
FOR 30 SECONDS, THAT
WAS CERTAINLY A WAY
THEY GAINED CONFIDENCE.
HI, GOOD MORNING,
SOUTHWOOD PARK?

The caller from Southwood Park says HI.

Missus UJ says HI.
WHO AM I SPEAKING TO?

The caller says SARAH.

Missus UJ says HI, SARAH.
DID YOU WANT
TO TALK ABOUT
THE GRADE 7 TALKS,
OR THE DRAMA?
OR WHAT WOULD YOU
LIKE TO SHARE?

Sarah says I THOUGHT THE GRADE 7
TALK WAS REALLY GOOD.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
WHICH ONE DID YOU LIKE?

Sarah says I LIKED THE ONE WITH
THE GUY THAT WAS DEAF.

Missus UJ says OH, OKAY.
HIS NAME IS JOSEPH.
RIGHT.
AND WHAT DID YOU LIKE
ABOUT JOSEPH'S SPEECH?
WHAT WAS SPECIAL
ABOUT IT?

Sarah says HE TALKED ABOUT WHAT HE
THOUGHT DEAF WAS LIKE,
AND HOW IT WAS
VERY POWERFUL.

Missus UJ says RIGHT.
GOOD, GOOD.
IT LIKED IT TOO.
THEY WERE ALL VERY GOOD.
BUT I THINK IT WAS
NICE THE WAY JOSEPH
WAS ABLE TO TALK ABOUT
SOMETHING PERSONAL,
AND WHAT IT
MEANT TO HIM.
AND THAT MIGHT
BE SOMETHING,
IF YOU ARE
WRITING A SPEECH,
OR GIVING A PRESENTATION,
WHEN YOU GIVE YOUR
OWN FEELINGS AND SO
ON, THAT IS A WAY
OF MAKING IT SPECIAL.
AND PEOPLE CAN
REMEMBER THAT,
IF YOU ARE EXPRESSING
THOSE KINDS OF THOUGHTS.
SO THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
I HOPE THEY ALL DO
WELL IN THE CONTEST.
HI.
IS THIS THE PINES?

The caller from The Pines says HELLO.

Missus UJ says HI.
WHO AM I SPEAKING TO?

The caller says RYAN.

Missus UJ says HI, RYAN.
DID YOU WANT TO TALK
ABOUT THE GRADE 7s?

Ryan says YEAH.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
WHAT WERE SOME OF THE
IDEAS THAT YOU THOUGHT
WERE GOOD FOR A SPEECH?
WAS THERE A SPEECH YOU
LIKED IN PARTICULAR?

Ryan says THEY RELATED THEM
TO TEEN THINGS.

Missus UJ says OKAY, GOOD, GOOD.
WHICH ONE IN PARTICULAR?

Ryan says THE STEALING.
THE STEALING.

Missus UJ says OH, OKAY, OKAY, GOOD.
NOW, CAN I JUST ASK
YOU A LITTLE QUESTION
ABOUT THE DRAMA
PRESENTATIONS?
DID YOU FEEL SHOWING
WHAT YOU KNEW THROUGH
DRAMA WAS A GOOD IDEA?

Ryan says YEAH.

Missus UJ says OKAY, WHY DO YOU THINK
DRAMA WOULD BE A GOOD WAY
TO MAKE A PRESENTATION?

Ryan says BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE
TO WATCH THINGS,
NOT HEAR ABOUT THEM.

Missus UJ says OKAY, GOOD, GOOD.
SO IT'S MORE ACTIVE.
ANY OTHER REASONS WHY
DRAMA WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA?

Ryan says BECAUSE IT, I DON'T KNOW.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
WELL, LET'S LOOK AT THE
EATING DISORDER ONE.
WHY DO YOU THINK THAT WAS
A GOOD IDEA TO SHOW
IT THROUGH DRAMA?

Ryan says BECAUSE THEN IT COULD
SHOW WHAT PEOPLE ARE LIKE.

Missus UJ says OKAY, GOOD, GOOD.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE LIKE, AND
HOW THEY ARE FEELING,
AND WHAT THINGS
MEAN TO THEM.
SOMETIMES IF YOU
HAVE A LARGE GROUP,
THAT MIGHT BE A GOOD WAY
OF DOING A PRESENTATION.
IS THERE SOMETHING YOU
LEARNED THIS MORNING
ON MAKING PRESENTATIONS THAT
YOU COULD TAKE AWAY AND USE?

Ryan says UM...
NO.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
WAS THERE A NEW IDEA THAT
YOU PICKED UP TODAY?

Ryan says UM...
DRAMA.

Missus UJ says GOOD.
TO USE SOME DRAMA.
OKAY, GOOD, THANKS
FOR CALLING IN.

Ryan says OKAY, BYE BYE.

Missus UJ says BYE.
WE STILL HAVE
SOME MORE TIME.
I'D BE VERY HAPPY TO
ANSWER ANY OF THE QUESTIONS
THAT ARE COMING IN.
OKAY, OSBORNE?

The caller from Osborne says HELLO.

Missus UJ says HI, GOOD MORNING.

The caller says MORNING.

Missus UJ says HI.
WHO AM I SPEAKING TO?

Julian says JULIAN.

Missus UJ says DID YOU HAVE A QUESTION
OR SOMETHING YOU WANTED
TO CONTRIBUTE ON THE
GRADE 7 SPEECHES?

Julian says I LIKED JOSEPH'S
SPEECH THE BEST.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
AND WHAT MADE JOSEPH'S
SPEECH SO SPECIAL TO YOU?

Julian syas HE WAS REALLY GOOD AT IT,
AND HE HAD GOOD HUMOUR.

Missus UJ says YES, HE DID.
GOOD.
AND I THINK THAT'S AN
EXCELLENT THING TO DO.
WHEN YOU ARE IN GRADE 6,
7 OR 8 AND YOU HAVE TO
WRITE A SPEECH, YOU
HAVE TO THINK ABOUT
WHO YOUR AUDIENCE IS.
AND SO JOSEPH, HE'S A
REALLY FUNNY GUY ANYWAY,
BUT HE REALLY WANTED TO
APPEAL TO HIS AUDIENCE,
WHICH WAS KIDS THAT ARE
GOING TO BE 12 AND 13,
BASICALLY BECAUSE
HE'S IN GRADE 7.
SO USING A LITTLE BIT OF
HUMOUR IS CERTAINLY
A GOOD WAY TO KEEP THE
AUDIENCE INTERESTED.
SO GOOD.
THANK YOU FOR
CONTRIBUTING THAT IDEA.
BYE.
OKAY, PINES?

The caller form Pines says HELLO.

Missus UJ says HI.
WHO AM I SPEAKING TO?

The caller says SHAUN.

Missus UJ says HI, SHAUN.
DID YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT
THE GRADE 7 SPEECHES,
OR ANY PART OF TODAY'S
MAKING PRESENTATIONS?

Shaun says NO.

Missus UJ says DID YOU HAVE
A QUESTION?

Shaun says YEAH.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
WHAT WAS YOUR QUESTION?

Shaun says WHY IS YOUR
CLASS SO SMALL?

Missus UJ says OKAY, THEY'RE
NOT REALLY.
SOME OF MY CLASSES ARE
VERY, VERY LARGE.
ACTUALLY, I HAVE SOME
DRAMA CLASSES THAT HAVE
A LOT MORE KIDS IN IT.
I TEACH OVER
200 STUDENTS,
AND MY CLASS IS
AN OPEN AREA.
AND SO WE COULDN'T REALLY
TAPE UP IN THE OPEN AREA,
BECAUSE EVERYBODY WOULD
HAVE WANTED TO BE ON TAPE.
SO WE HAD TO TAKE
JUST A FEW KIDS DOWN
TO MY DRAMA ROOM.
SO WE ONLY BROUGHT DOWN
A FEW KIDS AT A TIME.
THAT WAS A REALLY
GOOD QUESTION.
WE WOULDN'T WANT PEOPLE
OUT THERE THINKING THAT
I ONLY HAD THREE OR
FOUR KIDS IN A CLASS.
ACTUALLY, I
HAVE A LOT MORE.

Shaun says OKAY.

Missus UJ says OKAY, THANKS
FOR CALLING IN.
WHAT WE WERE TRYING TO
DO WAS TO SHOW YOU KIDS
SITTING AT A SMALL TABLE
WITH A SMALL GROUP.
BUT IT WOULD BE NICE TO
HAVE A SMALL GROUP AND
BE THAT COZY, BUT THE
REALITY IS WE'RE LARGE
CLASSES JUST
LIKE YOU ARE.
OKAY, I THINK WE HAVE
ANOTHER CALLER COMING IN.
GOOD.
HI, GOOD MORNING,
SOUTHWOOD PARK?

The caller from Southwood Park says HI.

Missus UJ says HI.
WHO AM I SPEAKING TO?

The caller says SOPHIE.

Missus UJ says HI, SOPHIE.
DID YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

Sophie says I WAS JUST WONDERING,
YOU KNOW HOW JOSEPH,
HE'S DEAF, BUT HE WAS
TALKING ABOUT HIS HEARING AID,
SO CAN HE HEAR A
LITTLE BIT OF SOMETHING?

Missus UJ says HE CAN.
HE HAS ACTUALLY HEARING
AIDS IN BOTH EARS.
AND THE SYSTEM THAT HE
CALLED HIS FBI SYSTEM,
I WEAR THAT AROUND MY
NECK WHEN HE'S IN
MY CLASSROOM, OR IF HE'S
WORKING WITH A SMALL
GROUP OF KIDS, I'LL GIVE
THAT TO ONE OF THE KIDS
HE IS SITTING WITH,
AND THAT REALLY
HELPS HIS HEARING.
BUT JOSEPH ACTUALLY DOES
A LOT OF LIP READING.
AND HE WASN'T JUST KIDDING
WHEN HE SAID WHEN
HE'S SITTING AT A TABLE
IN A RESTAURANT,
HE KNOWS WHAT'S GOING
ON AT THE NEXT TABLE.
HE'S VERY GOOD
AT LIP READING.
AND HIS FRIENDS ARE GREAT
BECAUSE WE ALL TRY,
IF WE DON'T THINK - BECAUSE
SOMETIMES OUTSIDE NOISE
MAKES IT DIFFICULT
FOR HIM TO HEAR.
SO HE READS OUR LIPS ALL OF
THE TIME IN THE CLASSROOM.
SO THERE IS A BOY THAT HAS
BUILT UP HIS CONFIDENCE
AND HE CERTAINLY
HAS A GREAT SPEECH.
OKAY, THANKS
FOR CALLING IN.
HI, GOOD MORNING.

The caller says HI.

Missus UJ says HI, WHO AM I SPEAKING TO?
THIS IS THE PINES?

The caller says YES.

Missus UJ says WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

The caller says CHRIS.

Missus UJ says HI.
DID YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT
THE GRADE 7s OR THE 9s?

Chris says I LIKE THE
CHOCOLATE CAKE ONE.

Missus UJ says OH, THE CHOCOLATE
CAKE SPEECH.
THAT WAS A GREAT
TOPIC, WASN'T IT?
I'VE HEARD A LOT OF
SPEECHES OVER THE YEARS,
BUT I'VE NEVER HEARD
HOW TO BAKE A CAKE.
AND WHEN I SAID TO HER,
HOW DID YOU DO THAT SPEECH?
SHE SAID, WELL, I JUST
WENT TO THE RECIPE BOOK,
AND SHE SAID I JUST TOOK
THE RECIPE FROM CHOCOLATE CAKE,
AND SHE BUILT HER
WHOLE SPEECH AROUND IT.
SO IT'S
INTERESTING TO SEE,
IF YOU HAVE TO
DO A SPEECH,
AND YOU PROBABLY WILL,
WHEN YOU HAVE TO DO
YOUR FORMAL SPEAKING
IN THE CLASSROOM,
FINDING YOUR TOPIC
IS THE HARDEST PART.
AND I THINK THE KIDS
TODAY SHOWED US FINDING
SOMETHING CURRENT, OR
SOMETHING THAT REALLY
IS IMPORTANT TO YOU, LIKE
ON THEFT, OR JOSEPH,
AND SO ON, BUT THAT
WAS AN INTERESTING ONE.
OKAY, THANKS
FOR CALLING IN.
HI, GOOD MORNING,
SOUTHWOOD PARK?

The caller says HI.

Missus UJ says HI.
WHO AM I SPEAKING TO?

The caller says BILLY.

Missus UJ says HI.
DID YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT
THE GRADE 7 TALKS?

Billy says WELL, I THINK IT'S REALLY
GOOD JOSEPH CAN OVERCOME
ALL THOSE OBSTACLES AND
TALK ABOUT IT OPENLY.

Missus UJ says ISN'T IT WONDERFUL?
I THINK IT'S GREAT.
GOOD.
HE'LL BE VERY HAPPY
TO HEAR YOU SAY THAT.
AND I THINK, WHEN WE
STARTED OFF THE SHOW
TALKING ABOUT HOW THE
NUMBER ONE HUMAN FEAR
IS PUBLIC SPEAKING, AND MY
FIRST TWO CALLERS
PHONED IN TO SAY THEY
AGREED, HOPEFULLY
AFTER WATCHING JOSEPH,
SOME OF YOU WILL REALIZE,
SOME OF YOU MAY NOT HAVE
ALL THOSE OBSTACLES
TO OVERCOME, AND YET HE
STILL HAD THE CONFIDENCE
TO GET UP AND DO HIS SPEECH
LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.
SO THANKS FOR CALLING IN.

Billy says YEAH, HE'S REALLY BRAVE.

Missus UJ says HE IS.
HE'S A WONDERFUL GUY.
OKAY, GOOD
MORNING, USBORNE?
I'LL HAVE TO, WHEN I GO
BACK TO SCHOOL ON MONDAY,
I'LL CERTAINLY HAVE TO
TELL MY GRADE 7 SPEAKERS,
AND GIVE THEM
EVEN MORE CONFIDENCE
BY SAYING THAT EVERYONE
REALLY LIKED THEIR TOPICS.
HI, GOOD MORNING.

The caller from Osborne says HELLO.

Missus UJ says HI, WHO AM I SPEAKING TO?

The caller says CANDICE.

Missus UJ says HI, CANDICE.

Candice says I HAVE A QUESTION.
HOW LONG DID JOSEPH HAVE
TO WORK ON HIS SPEECH?
AND THIS WAS THE MOST
INTERESTING BROADCAST
BECAUSE OF ALL THE
SPEECHES YOU GAVE.

Missus UJ says OH, GOOD.
I'M GLAD YOU
REALLY ENJOYED IT.
ACTUALLY, I'LL TAKE THIS
TAPE AND SHOW IT TO
THE KIDS ON MONDAY WHEN
I GO BACK TO SCHOOL,
BECAUSE THEY'LL BE VERY
EXCITED TO HEAR
SOMEBODY SAY THAT.
THANK YOU.
SORRY, WHAT WAS
YOUR QUESTION?
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE?
THE KIDS HAD
PROBABLY TWO WEEKS.
WE STARTED IT
IN THE CLASS,
AND THEY WORKED A LOT,
JUST LIKE I'VE BEEN DOING
WITH YOU, THEY WORKED
A LOT WITH PARTNERS,
DOING A LOT OF
BRAINSTORMING.
WE SPENT A LOT OF
CLASS TIME ON THAT.
THEN THEY WOULD TAKE IT
AWAY AT HOME AND PUT THEIR
OUTLINES TOGETHER,
AND COME BACK WITH
THEIR CONFERENCE BUDDY
AND SHOW THEM, AND SO ON.
BUT THEY PROBABLY
HAD TWO WEEKS.
THEN WHAT HAPPENS,
USUALLY WHAT I DO,
EVERYBODY HAS TO BE READY
TO DO THEIR SPEECH
ON THAT SAME DAY.
SO IF IT WAS MAY 1ST,
THEY HAD TO ALL BE READY,
THEN ALL THE DAY THE
SPEECHES HAVE
TO BE DELIVERED, WE DRAW
FOR ORDER THAT DAY.
SO ACTUALLY, SOME KIDS
ONLY HAD TWO WEEKS
BECAUSE THEY DREW
FIRST, SECOND OR THIRD,
AND THEY HAD TO
SPEAK THAT DAY.
AND MAYBE IF YOU WERE
NUMBER 33 IN THE CLASS,
YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO SPEAK
FOR ANOTHER WEEK OR TWO.
OKAY, WE'RE ALMOST
OUT OF TIME,
BUT I'LL TAKE
ANOTHER CALL.
HI, GOOD MORNING,
THE PINES?

The caller from The Pines says YEAH.

Missus UJ says HI, WHO AM I SPEAKING TO?

The caller says JUSTIN.

Missus UJ says HI, JUSTIN.
WHAT WAS YOUR QUESTION?

Justin says I'D LIKE TO TALK ABOUT
THE GRADE 7 SPEECHES,
AND WHAT THEY USED TO
MAKE IT EFFECTIVE.

Missus UJ says GOOD.
OKAY.
AND WHAT DID THEY USE
TO MAKE IT EFFECTIVE?

Justin says THEY USED FACE
EXPRESSIONS,
AND IN THE SPEECH THEY
ASKED QUESTIONS.

Missus UJ says YES.
OKAY, WELL, THANKS
FOR CALLING THAT IN.
I'LL PASS THAT ALONG TO
THE GRADE 7 SPEAKERS.
OKAY, I'M SORRY
WE'RE OUT OF TIME.
IT'S BEEN A GREAT SHOW,
AND I'VE REALLY ENJOYED IT.
AND WE'LL LOOK
FORWARD TO NEXT WEEK.
NOW, DON'T FORGET TO
SEND THINGS IN, BECAUSE
NEXT WEEK, WE'RE REVIEWING
THE WHOLE SERIES,
AND I'M GOING TO
SHOWCASE THE THINGS
THAT HAVE BEEN
SENT IN TO ME.
SO I'M STILL LOOKING
FOR SOME STORIES ON
THE DOG SHOW OR THE WORM
SHOW, SO IF YOU HAVE
ONE OF THOSE, AND YOU
CAN FAX IT INTO ME,
I'D LOVE TO SHARE
THAT NEXT WEEK, TOO.
SO THAT'S ALL
FOR TODAY.
AND WE'LL SEE
YOU NEXT WEEK.

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