Apr 6, 2011


     Adolf Hitler was once a prominent figure of German Nazi and the same goes to Winston Churchill; the former minister of England. Both of them did share common qualities when delivering their  speech. Firstly, both leaders managed to employ persuasive skills in their speech. They asserted their notion with full of confidence thus able to gain people's trust on what they were saying. Some words were repeated many times to address the importance of the message.
   Besides that, both leaders also gave a bad portrayal of their foes, in order to uplift the spirit of their people to fight for their rights. For instance, Hitler kept on lashing out the actual condition of England which he said socially the most backward country in the world. Likewise for Churchill, he urged his people to reconstitute and build up the British Expeditionary Force once again to fought German back. This bleak portrayal had blown the hatred towards their enemy thus they would struggle even more for the next war.

    In addition, both leaders also used the pronoun 'We' when addressing their people to show that they are a part of them in spite of the authority they held. For example, Churchill said '..we shall prove ourselves once again able to defend our Island home..' which sparked the sense of unity between he and his people as a whole. 

     However to an extent, both leaders seemed to be good at manipulating the facts to convince their countrymen that they were on the right track and not to be blamed for what had happened. For example Hitler in his speech stressed 'we are involved in a war which we did not want'. In reality, Hitler longed for the battle to chase away those who in his view would only bring harm to German.
     All in all, I would say that both speech were delivered with full of confidence. The skills they used are all important to get people to support them. Therefore, the features that have been discussed could be applied when we want to deliver a speech. Besides getting the message across, our speech will sound more convincing and well-prepared.

Let's Make a Lively Class>>>>>>> SiNG oUT LoUD:)

        This is another interesting activity we did during our tutorial. Before this we had gone through series of movies which were much related to our forthcoming career as a teacher. This time around,  Dr. Jaya enlightens us by introducing several songs which can be incorporated in our lesson. I feel excited to listen to various songs and go through their lyrics. Themes such as nature, love, hope, and humanity  are apparently relevant to be the material for our lesson in class.

Apr 4, 2011

Animal Farm

     This is another story i never heard before till i enter Dr. Jaya's class;Animal Farm. Credit to Dr. Jaya and his angels:) it takes me 3 days to finish up reading the text. at a first glance, i thought this story is similar with our childhood story which mostly light entertainment. however, in the end i found this story is full of underlying meaning besides the 'heavy' message  etched. heavy in the sense that it wasn't all about entertainment but more to that; it dwelled on the theme like socialism, how one tend to take advantage on other weaknesses, how the weaker one is easily manipulated by those who hold authority and so forth.
     Briefly, Animal Farm is about a group of animals which have been sheltered in Mr. Jones' farm. their leader; Old Major is going to die very soon thus all the aniumals throng together to listen to his last speech. Old Major asserts that all animals could have been living a much better life without the control of men. he blows the hatred in them towards men till they fought for their rights. After chasing Mr. Jones, a big pig named Napoleon appoints himself to be the leader in the new Animal Farm. He creates seven principles of Animalism which all animals are obliged to abide by  to show their deteste and rejection towards any man.  Another pig called Snowball helps Napoleon to manage their live. However at last, Napoleon accused him for having  bad intention thus he is chased away.
     towards the end of the story, something unexpected happens. it is Napoleon himself who is actually the tyranny. after the animals working hard to build a windmill as instructed by him, he secretly negotiates with the farmers and decides to sell the timber to Mr. Pikington. the pigs also continue the pattern of awarding themselves more and more privileges. at one time, when other animals peer through the window watching the humans and pigs play poker, they cannot distinguish between them.
     there's many lesson we can gain from this story. the obvious one is how one's noble attention could turn into devil when he or she hold a high position. as the followers, it's crucial for us not to follow the rules bluntly without thinking rationally. if this happened, surely we are easy to be fooled and deceived by our leaders.