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Latest Speeches

Greek Gods

Author: Michael | Grade: 6 | Year: 2003 Published On: 2008-06-17

Great Zeus! Hera! Hermes, The Minator! Do you recognize these names! They are Greek Gods and myths, their names have been around for thousands of years. They and many more are what make up the stories and legends of Greek Mythology.

Viet Nam

Grade: 5 | Year: 2008 Published On: 2008-06-16

From the wet rain forests to ancient ruins a dreadful war and where 50,000 is worth a drink. Can you guess what place I’m talking about ? If not, I'll tell you anyway. Ladies and gentlemen my speech is about Viet Nam. Viet Nam has 59 provinces and 5 main-controlled cities. The Whole country is 331,688 km in area not including Hoang Sa and Truong Sa islands. Viet Nam is larger than Italy and slightly smaller than Germany.

The temperatures in the southern plains, Ho Chi City and Mekong Delta, can reach up to the temperatures of 21 to 28 degrees Celsius average over the year. In the mountains, plateaus, and in the north of Viet Nam the temperatures are much more dramatic than the south. Temperatures could reach from 5 to 37 degrees Celsius in December and January now. That’s pretty cold and hot.

People who live in Viet Nam speak Vietnamese as a native language. Long ago Viet Nam used Chinese characters for their writing and later in the 13th century Viet Nam got their own set of characters. The Vietnamese characters were called Chu Nam. Other Languages are used in Viet Nam too. These are just the common languages, Tay, Muong, Khmer, Chinese and Hi Mong. French is used in Viet Nam as a second language but the language is getting less popular and recently English is getting more popular as the second language. The population of Viet Nam is Estimated beyond 84 million. Wow! that’s way too much people. It must be because Viet Nam is 5000 years old and Canada is 200 years old. Vietnamese people also can be called Viet or Kinh. Viet Nam has more than 54 minorities all over the country. Viet Nam has a state-controlled network of schools, colleges and universities.Others are also growing.

World Records

Author: Michael | Grade: 7 | Year: 2004 Published On: 2008-06-15

Have you ever tried to fit 210 drinking straws in your mouth at one time in 10 seconds or have you ever tried to put 26 people into a Volkswagon Beetle or have you ever tried to put 133 clothespins on your face?

Thomas Edison

Grade: 5 | Year: 2008 Published On: 2008-06-05

Do you ever wonder where inventions come from? Or about inventions we use everyday like the light bulb, or listening to your music? Well, I’m here to talk about someone who made a difference and the world would have been a different place if he was never born. I’m here to talk about Thomas Edison.


Grade: 6 | Year: 2008 Published On: 2008-06-05

Canadians might all remember 2007 as the year of climate change and Global Warming but how did it get so bad?

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  • Act like a winner and learn from the winners.
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