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In Drama, we have been learning about speeches and how to deliver them, how to speak with confidence, and the structure of a speech. I chose the topic of Aliens.

In our speech, we had to take into account 3 major elements: modulation (volume, pitch, pace, pause, projection, emphasis and inflection), physicality (posture, gesture, facial expression; use of palm card), and content (structure, information, relevance to topic, informative language and tone).

I think that I kept a steady pace throughout my speech, however, I think that I was speaking rapidly, because I was nervous, which caused me to stutter on my own words and cause a bit of confusion. Looking back, I used a range of pitch and volume. I used loud volumes when I wanted to emphasise certain points. In addition, I used inflection whenever I asked questions. However, I think that I could have exaggerated on my inflection to really hook the audience’s attention a bit more. In terms of pauses, I think that I could have created longer pauses. I was very nervous, and did not want to create any awkward pauses. But doing this was in fact, meant to be a good thing. That was one of my lessons learnt.

In terms of my phsicality, I think that I kept a straight posture throughout my entire speech, with frequent steps to cover the stage space effectively. Moreover, the use of my facial expressions could have again, been more exaggerated to create bigger effects. I used gestures to some extenet, however some of them were very big, while others were very small. I’m assuming that using smaller gestures would have been better, as the audience may concentrate on my gestures instead of my actual speech if the gestures are too big and distracting. Finally, I regret not using more palm cards. Since I had many points, I had used both sides of each palm card. This confused me on the stage, and it led to me completely forgetting to announce a whole section of my points. I should use more palm cards next time.

Finally, I think that I perfored well in this area, as I spent some time researching on this topic and watching documentaries and videos (not to mention that I got completely scared when I watched these videos at night) In terms of structure, I think that I used a logical order and pattern: defintion, examples, and quotations/evidence. However, I completely forgot that my speech was meant to be an informative one, therefore, I had lots of opinions in it, which must’ve seriously affected my grades. I’ll make sure I read the TSCs more clearly before I start each assignment next time.

Overall, I think that my speech was well-delivered, except I could improve on some major factors such as the use of my palm cards and reading the TSC more clearly.

I think that Risa’s speech was well-delivered, such as the use of eye contact with the audience: she really looks around the audience to grasp their attention. Furtheromre, Risa recovered well after she dropped her palm cards, which I think was very smooth, and her use of pictures was a really creative and smart idea. I should’ve done taht too :O

Censorship

What did you learn in the unit?

  • In this unit, I learnt about the numerous varieties of censorship and its effects on society. I learnt that censorship could exist anywhere; from books to video games :O I started off learning about the definition of censorship and its benefits. Presently reflecting, I can say that censorship is the act of overthrowing any products or results of one’s opinions or ideas mainly because they may be harmful/offensive to others. Furthermore, I have learnt the necessity of censorship over the course of this unit (I did not think censorship was important at the start of the year). Censorship stops the corruption and the plague of unwelcome ideas from entering society and damaging the lives of harmless citizens.

How did your opinions, perspective or understanding change or develop over the course of the unit?

  • Honestly, at the start of the unit, I thought that censorship was not necessary and that it was just an unnecessary act from the government. However, with the countless knowledge that I’ve acquired this year, my perspective has indefinitely changed.
    • Personally, I strongly claim that censorship is a beneficial act, and shall not be eliminated in the future. Many claim that censorship attacks one’s freedom. There is truth to be found here, for censorship does indeed restrict the press’s ability to publish otherwise subjective articles or newsletters that are almost entirely based off of opinion. Some accuse censorship of being fear driven. Perhaps this were true, if I lived in a distant dystopian society far into the future, but I do not. Censorship is not fear driven, censorship exists to protect large masses of people from damaging content. There is no reason to be found for any person or organisation to withdrawal information unless that person or persons felt it absolutely necessary. Again, I reiterate, we do not live in a totalitarian society where the government is conspiring against its citizens and must withhold valuable information from them as a result, at least, not in present day. Lastly, we have many multitudes who claim that censorship goes against human rights altogether. Many people believe that censorship takes away a person’s right to read and learn but this is only half the truth. Censorship does indeed take away from a person’s knowledge, but it can usually be justified. For example, if someone decides to not let a person into their home, should they be persecuted? Of course not, even though that person is being denied entry, or is censored, by the homeowner, that does not give him a right to barge in any  way and become knowledgeable of all that resides in the homeowner’s house.

     

How might this knowledge be relevant to your everyday life? Will it change any of your attitudes or day-to-day behaviours?

  • These valuable sources of information that I’ve gained in this unit will indefinitely change my everyday lifestyle. The fact that there are age-restrictions and inappropriate actions result to the consensus that I must control myself for my actions. This means that I limit my vocabulary, to appropriate words and make sensible decisions. Furthermore, I must be responsible for my choices and make wise decisions.

French HW

Activity 1

1: Dancing
2: In the morining or afternoon
3:  Louvre,  Zoo,  Patrick Bruel concert
4: Eiffel, Sacré-Coeur, un Bateau-mouche
5: Watching a movie but they have different opinions on the movies they want to watch.

Activity 2:
1. Faux
2.Vrai
3. Vrai
4.Faux
5.Faux

Activity 3: Mets en ordre
Mets les phrases en ordre d’après Projets de week-end.

  1.  Isabelle propose d’aller au palais de Chaillot.
    2) Mathieu propose d’aller au zoo.
    3) Isabelle propose d’aller au Sacré-Cœur.
    4) Mathieu ne veut pas faire de promenade.
    5) Isabelle refuse d’aller au concert.
    6) Isabelle accepte d’aller au cinéma.

Activity 4

  1. Mathieu:
    1.aller à un concert
  2. aller au zoo
  3. aller voir un film d’horreur
  4. faire une promenade au palais de Chaillot
    1. aller au musée

Isabelle

  1. aller voir un film comique
  2. faire un tour en bateau
  3. aller au Sacré-Cœur

 

Activity 5:

1. aller au concert de Patrick Bruel?
d. je n’ai pas envie.
2. aller au Louvre?
c. je n’aime pas trop les musées.
3. aller au zoo?
a. je déteste les zoos.
4. aller voir Dracula?
b. je préfère aller voir un film comique.

 

Activity 6:

I would choose to go to the Louvre, as it contains many works of art, and will surely be an inspirational and great place to learn new things.