Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Laziness

This term I have been learning on writing my speech. My speech is about laziness. We have been learning about how to structure our writing. When I was waiting my speech I was trying to use language devices and to persuade and to connect to the audience. I can use parts of the structure but it lacks balance, connections or flow. Many ideas connect to the point of view. I use several language devices to persuade and connect with the audience.

Please click here to listen to my speech

HAVE YOU NOTICED HOW LAZY PEOPLE CAN BE?
Watching TV all afternoon, leaving all your clothes on the floor, and asking someone to pick up something for you because you're too lazy to do it.

I've noticed there is more and more laziness in our community.
HAVE YOU SEEN HOW MUCH RUBBISH IS IN OUR SCHOOL?
In our class at morning tea and lunch we split up into groups to see how many people would drop rubbish and how they did it. 110 people dropped it on purpose and 35 people dropped without realising.

WE NEED TO TAKE BETTER CARE OF OUR ENVIRONMENT.
Rubbish that is discarded at school can blow into drains and can end up in our waterways and all waterways lead to the Ocean.
Nearly all life on our planet depends on our Ocean.
Dumping waste and rubbish in the sea, lake and streams can affect our ecosystem and we need to stop. It could lead to dead animals and polluted water. In New Zealand we have the best drinking water in the world because it's filtered through alluvial stone into natural aquifers.
WOULD WE WANT TO PUT THIS AT RISK?

At home we need to put our rubbish in the bin not in the drain and gutter.  We need to be careful when we are going on a walk or a hike that we take our rubbish home with us.
When we wash our cars, all the chemicals that are in the washing liquid go into the drains and gutters.
When we don't take care with supermarket bags and they end up in the ocean they look like jellyfish to hungry sea animals.
Taking care of our environment starts at home even when your home is miles away from the sea. Little things can make a big difference.

MY CHALLENGE TO YOU IS TO GET YOUR FAMILY TO DO ONE THING.It may be to stop using plastic bags and start to use reusable ones.WE ALL NEED TO DO ONE THING!

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