In Individuals and Societies, we have been learning about the silk road, (at the moment, specifically inquiring about Marco Polo) and his travels. So we made a six-page passport for Marco Polo. Here it is!
Sorry, I just called them pages when they are 2 pages 😛
In drama, we have recently been planning our speeches on friends, neighbours, teachers/coaches, or family. I chose to speak about friends and their importance in our daily lives. The challenging aspect of our speeches was that it had to be in a time frame, 1~2 minutes long. In my speech, I think that I used volume (especially some emphasis on specific words), physicality (posture, hand gestures, etc.), and the fact that I did not look at my palm cards too often. However, in my speech, I think that my organisational structure had tumbled down. I was planning to speak about one topic at a time, however, my topics jumbled up everywhere!
1. My best skill was looking at the audience straight on and making hand gestures. I wanted to make an emphasis on hand gestures, for on my previous speech, I had a lack of hand gestures.
2. I should improve on organising my speech, and memorizing it by head so that I wouldn’t need to look at my palm cards and make some awkward silences.
3. I would rate my speech a 7 out of an 8, for overall, my speech was clear and emphasized. However, again, I have areas of improvement needed.
Another speech which was captivating was the speech of Awabi, for he clearly expressed his point while making his speech humorous.
Lately, 6C have been learning about taking pictures from different angles and methods in English class. Film study has been fun in English so far. On Wednesday, (or was it?) we took many types of pictures at the rooftop of the YIS buildings. It was… successful! The fact that we (Eddie&I) were able to take pictures from different angles with the picture still in focus went particularly well. I learnt that film making is actually really complicated, with many angles and types of shots.
Bird’s Eye View
Super Close Up
Worm’s eye view