Kahikatea Tree at Papakura South School

Kahikatea Tree at Papakura South School
Martha-Lee and Madeline

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Speech: The best place to visit by Joseph

If you had to choose a place to visit in the world, what would it be? I would pick Samoa. Samoa is a little country. I think Samoa is cool because of its easy life style. Samoa has beautiful tropical weather.

You could go swimming nearly every day in the nice fresh cool water. Be careful as you walk on the dried up lava at the beach.

Did you know some yummy food in New Zealand is free in Samoa like fruits and chips? There are delicious fruit like mangoes, oranges, bananas and apples. They don't have to pay the bills like New Zealand does? Samoan money looks strange. Their fifty cents are octagons and the two dollars are notes. Their money is like .U.S. dollars. The money in Samoa is called ta’la.

They allow children to travel on the back of a truck. That would be against the law in New Zealand. In Samoa Hollywood movies comes on T.V. before they are released on D.V.D. When movies are released in New Zealand they have already seen it in Samoa.

You don't need hot water because the weather is so hot. It is hot because Samoa is closer to the equator than New Zealand. When you go to sleep it is so hot like a steaming pot. You wouldn't even need blankets. Samoa is twice as hot as New Zealand's summer. I don’t like the small airport because it is very hot and stuffy and hard to breathe. The thing you wouldn't like about Samoa will be the mosquitoes in the night. Because of the hot weather the mosquitoes love to bug you. You get really itchy when the mosquitoes bite you. Another thing I don't like about Samoa is travelling on a boat for one hour as I get sea-sick.

Samoan people have two houses. One is a Samoan house and the other is a palangi house. The Samoan house is used to sleep in and the palangi house is for eating and entertaining. The Samoan house is called fale y'oo. Whenever you move to a new house you will have to get a dog to guard your house from the drunks. Almost everyone has got a dog there.

In Samoa they have three school terms so there are nearly 8 weeks in every school holiday. The boring thing about school is that they still teach like back in olden days. They have no technology to teach with apart from one computer in each class. But still the children in Samoa are quite smart because of the hiding they get from the teacher and parents. Samoan teachers smack the children with thick sticks so they pay attention and get smarter. Children are forced to learn and do the right thing because they don't want a hiding. The parent's are old fashioned but they have fun games to play. You have lots of friends and get to play a lot in Samoa.

I could go on and on telling you why Samoa is the best place to visit in the world but you will have to go see it for yourself. Just go there on your next holiday and tell me what you think.

1 comment:

Mark said...

OK, so now I want a vacation to Samoa.... dang I can't spell, but I can picture the place you wrote about. Wow I love the tropics too. Work hard at school, and I'm sure you will be able to vacation there!