How to make a perfect speech

Making a perfect speech takes a bit of practice, but once you understand you will never make a bad speech again. So follow these steps and prepare to amaze your audience!


  • Paper
  • Information on your topic
  • Stationary (Pens, pencils, ect)/computer
  • An audience
  • (Optional- if you are speaking to a larger audience you will need a microphone.


  1. Take your research and type it up/write it down onto palm sized cards. These  should not have your word for word speech on them.
  2. Read, re-read and re-re-read your cards and practice your speech many times. By the end of your rehearsals you should know your speech of by heart.
  3. When performing, you should always remember to:

a)      Project your voice

b)     Make eye contact with your audience and do not look at your cue cards too often.

c)      Stand still, straight and don’t fidget.

d)     Speak clearly- don’t stutter and don’t go too slow or fast.

4.  When you have finished speaking stand for a while in case people want to ask questions. Also if you rush off it will be as if you want it all to be over.

Procedural Text

How to make tacos

(Vegetarian. No homemade sauce included


  • Taco shells
  • Choice of filling, eg: lettuce, tomato, carrot, cheese, ect.
  • Choice of sauce, eg: taco sauce (advised), sour cream, guacamole, ect.


  • Cutting board
  • Oven (microwave does not cook as well, but will do.)
  • Sharp knives/graters ect.
  • Baking tray


  1. Preheat the oven to medium heat.
  2. Remove the taco shells from the packaging and place on a baking tray.
  3. Once the oven is hot place the shells in there.
  4. (optional: if wanted, cook taco sauce now) Slice dice or grate desired fillings. Place in seriving dishes/ bowls.
  5. There is nothing to do until the taco shells are cooked.
  6. Serving time! To serve, place taco shells on a plate/ tray. Guests/ eaters can choose their desired fillings and place the fillings inside shells. ( provide utensils to do so: tongs, cutlery ect.) Provide sauces and toppings that may be drizzled at will.
  7. Eat and enjoy!

As stated, tacos are very easy to make and they take no time at all. They are great for last minute dinner parties and lunches. They can also be used with different fillings, with anything from chocolate to spaghetti. Kids also love them!

WARNING: Keep away from messy eaters! The most cautious bite may shatter the taco shell. THEY ARE EXTREMELY DELECATE!


The Red Rulers Race

Some time ago, in the 1940s, there lived Betty, Kathleen and Donna- the Red Rulers. They were called this because they were red red red- red clothes, red house, red trains they always took. They also- if you were alongside them, believers of environment and people saving – ruled the land they settled upon. They had just gotten off a boat from England 2 years ago, which was devastating for Princess Elizabeth, their friend.

Donna, Betty and Kathleen were adventurous girls of 18. They lived inEssondon, Melbourne and rode on red steam trains whenever they could, in the time of the Second World War.

Once all of the Red Rulers were of age, they set off to become detectives. And that they were. They had received several awards to Sir Stanley Seymour Argle, the Prime Minister and he had just died. Dead bodies-“Yes, war has moved through here!”-Blood spilt-“I’m on it, officer, we are!” This story is not of that nonsense. This is the story of how they saved their own lives, by the simple rule of caution.

It was not the Red Rulers who were the only ones interested in crime. There lived a man by the name of Frank. Mass murdered, death plotter- in others words, a raving lunatic. He was planning to create an agency to employ Kathleen, Betty and Donna-then to slip a potion into their morning juice-that is, if they accepted his offer to come on site, where they would stay over the course of the work days. The Red Rulers had not heard of this man before-something they hadn’t.

4 weeks later…

Betty Donna and Kathleen were soon running out of money. They could not afford the equipment they needed. The Red Rulers seeked employment.

Frank was over the moon that he had a chance to employ the red rulers.  How he found out that they were searching- even he has no idea. He must have his sources, but forgotten them.  He set about planning his idea, although he was stumped by the fact that he would have to give them money. They had to trust him-otherwise they wouldn’t come on site , where they would sleep and eat and drink. “Watch your backs Red Rascals!” He cackled.

In two weeks’ time, the red rulers were so desperate for cash, they settled on site at Frank’s Detectives-a bad name if you ask them. Within two days Frank was so eager, he began to brew his poison. It was an orangey, yellowy red, just, just noticeable in orange juice, a very popular juice in America in the 1940’s. The effect was instant confession, and after all of the interesting answers were given, a slow and painful death.

On the second of September 1940 Frank picked the Red Rulers up on a steam train along the Essendon North Melbourne railway. It had been 3 days since their jobs began and Franks hatred for them was so obvious the red  rulers were very cautious They checked their beds sniffed their drinks and just to be sure did not eat onsite but cooked and prepared their own food Frank slipped in the potion on the 5th of December. What a memorable day that was!

Frank did not know how careful the Red Rulers had been, and on the 6th it paid off. The juice had crust on the edge of the glass. Hydra chloric acid. An acid that kills. They fled Frank shot after them. Literally, with a gun, not his feet. The Red Rulers did the same. Their combined, aimed shots, not random shots, got his powerful potion, which was right above his head. How funny it was listening to him confessing who he secretly loved!

The End

Mathsmate T3 S6 problem 24

Predict: I predict this problem will involve a accessing prior knowledge of these problem solving sums.

Read: In the addition problem shown, the letters A,B and C stand for different digits. What number does ABC represent?

        A B C

    +     A B

   +         A


Clarify:  I have no sentences words or phrases to clarify.

Big Question: What does ABC equal?

Mathematicians Toolbox: Use Prior knowledge.

Solve: In problems like this before I have used work backwards. So, we start from the column with CBA, which has to equal something with a zero at the end. So what 3 numbers equal 10? the A has to be 7 because the answer is 800 and a is in the first column, and when we carry we want it to equal 8. so, next we figure out what b I and b has to be able to add up with one and seven to make ten in the next column. So b equals . 2 plus 7 equals 9 so c is 1. To make sure we are correct we do the sum again. 721 + 72 + 7 equals 800!

Summary: I did use my Mathematicians toolbox strategy as well as my prediction in this problem.

Memorable Montrose

I’m Lilli and I attend Moonee Ponds Primary school. We’ve just got back from holidays so I’m going to tell you about my trip to Montrose on the 10th of April.(We have NOT just got back from the holidays: I wrote this in April.)

I went with my neighbours Scarlett; 11, Georgia; 9, Nicholas; 6, and their Mum Jane. I woke up thoroughly psyched. I jumped up, got dressed, and packed as quickly as I could (which was difficult considering I’d only been awake for 10 seconds), breakfasted and ran outside because Jane just came. She asked mum if I could travel with Scarlett and Georgia in their car. I was so relived I wouldn’t have to drive with my insanely annoying brother, Owen. But saying so, Nick was worse. MUM SAID NO! I yelled “Mum, you’re a sheep.” I say very random things sometimes.  She said jokes though, so I grabbed my bag and ran next door to their car to find Scarlett and Georgia were just as excited as I was. They were already in the car. Jane hopped in and we set off. On the way we picked up Hannah, their younger cousin of 8. It seemed like such a short hour filled with making videos with my app Video Star, which allows effects while filming. Before we knew it we were at Montrose shopping centre, and Mum and Jane had gone to a video store and bakery.

When we set off again we were twisted and dizzy in five minutes. There are a lot of windy streets in Mt Dandenong.  We got through them and went up the steep (but not so steep compared to Karratha’s hills) hill that was their driveway. We were parked in front of their holiday house. It was old, white and worn. All the same, we jumped out and got ready for our great adventure!

Inside there was a deck, kitchen, living room, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. Scarlett, Georgia, Hannah and I straightened the beds, couches and mattresses into a comfortable shape outside(well, inside, as it was an indoor deck. I know! An  indoor deck!) on the deck. Then we went out into their jungle-like, gigantic garden, full of hills, trees, secret passageways and secret hideouts. Suddenly, the boys came out! We hid quickly in a hideout. In this one it had 2 gates of bent flowers and a soft, grassy, bush-surrounded area. We sat and hid. It was the mums! “Come, it’s time for shopping!” So we set off for the main road.

When we arrived the kids stayed at a park while the mums went shopping. We stayed and played Harry Potter until the mums came back, and then we went to a lolly shop! I got Everlasting Gobstoppers, Georgia got Chewy ones, Scarlett: a giant lolly necklace and Hannah got fairy floss. Next we went to a toy shop that had Muppet puppets! It also had witches on swings, dangling from the roof. When you clapped they would cackle like crazy and swing on their swings.

When we got home Jane made us pizza and lettuce chips. Lettuce chips! Thy were good. Scarlett, Georgia, Hannah and I played chirades until we started eating. We got our pyjamas on and started watching Despicable Me. It was fun. We put beanbags on couches and played until the mums told us to stop.

We didn’t get to sleep until late that night. I had the best fun, it was a shape we had to leave. We were going to go to a chocolate factory on the way out but it was closed so we went to the park next door. It was difficult considering there was a rainstorm the night before. After all that, we left my gobstoppers in the fridge at the holiday house!

Have you been on a break like me?


Letter to Liz

Dear Liz,

It sounds like you had a great holiday.I did too. The first few weeks were spent at home, boring me. My holidays first got exciting on the 12th of January.
I flew to perth that day. All of my family lives there so I was really excited.I saw my cousin on the 13th, or 14th.She is at that stage that you just adore her. Halima is 1 and just starting to talk. She can say Mama, Dada, ya, for please she says peas, for Lilli she says Giggy, fpr Aunty Kikki she says Kik, for my little brother Owen she says owowowowow or obobobobob. I enjoyed my time in Perth.
Some of the things I am looking forward to in 5/6 is the met-challenge, buddies, using more public transport and contiuing to work on my blog. I think I will do well in these becausei love answering questions and reading maps, working with and helping little kids, exploring different ways to do the same  thing aswell as ICT and programming.
I expect to enjoy participating in these activities also because doing so will require using some of my talents. ICT and art skills, patience and different questioning strategies are some of mine.
My favorite subjects are ICT and art. After school I enjoy running ’round the back with my neighbours. My favourite colour is Yellow and I enjoy eating Ice- cream.
Sincerely,           Lilli C. 🙂

100 word challenge – I always get 100 words!!


Woke up. Scratched my head. Yawned. Got out of bed. Made breakfast. Ate it. Went to my advent calender and suddenly realised what day it was. Slowly a smile spread across my face.


I ran upstairs and started jumping on Mum and Dad’s bed. Owen joined in. Mum is usually the one that wakes us up on Christmas day, but somehow this one was different.


We opened our presents which somehow I managed to miss before.


‘Yes!’ I screamed.’I’ve got a scooter!’

‘Yay!’ squeaked Owen.’Big Lego Plane!’


We had Apple and Cinnamon Pies for breakfast.


100 word challenge- anti-bulling video (100 words exactly again)

This week, the 100WC group has challenged us watch this video at  and then write how we felt about it.

Watching this video has really made me feel stronger about standing up for myself when I’m bullied. At every school I’ve been to there is always one person that bullies me verbally. I strongly recommend this clip for everyone in my situation.

I feel sorry for these people because they had such a reaction. My trick is to either just shrug your shoulders and walk off or snap back at them what they just told you. Always stops them.

My Favourite Animal: Panda Bear


panda bears

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are my favorite animal because they are so cute. They are also endangered animals.

Food and Diet

Although they are Carnivores, the Panda’s diet is 99% bamboo.Pandas in the wild eat other grasses, wild tubers, or even meat in the form of birds, rodents or carrion. In Zoos or animal homes they may be fed honey, eggs, fish, yams, shrub leaves, oranges, or bananas along with specially prepared food.


Pandas are easily recognised by their black circles of fur over their eyes along with their black and white body.


The giant panda lives in a few mountain ranges in central China, mainly in Sichuan area, but also in the areas of Shaanxi and Gansu. Because of  farming, deforestation and other development, the panda has been driven out of the lowland areas where they once lived.

Interesting Facts

The giant panda has a black-and-white coat. Adults measure around 1.2 to 1.8 m long, including a tail of about 13 cm. Males can weigh up to 160 kg . Females (generally 10–20% smaller than males) can weigh as little as 75 kg ), but can also weigh up to 125 kg. Average adult weight is 100 to 115 kg .The giant panda has a body shape of most bears. It has black fur on its ears, eye patches, muzzle, legs, arms and shoulders. The rest of the animal’s coat is white. Although scientists do not know why these unusual bears are black and white, the coloring is  to provide  camouflage in its shade-dappled snowy and rocky surroundings. The giant panda’s thick, woolly coat keeps it warm in the cool forests of its habitat. It has large molar teeth and strong jaw muscles for crushing tough bamboo.The giant panda’s paw has a thumb and five fingers, the “thumb” is actually a modified sesamoid bone, which helps it to hold bamboo while eating.The giant panda typically lives around 20 years in the wild and up to 30 years in captivity. The recorded age of the oldest captive, a female named Ming Ming, is 34.The giant panda’s tail, measuring 10 to 15 cm is the second longest in the bear family. The longest belongs to the sloth bear.

Thank You for reading my report on Panda Bears.If you want to help them, you can:

  • Throw a Panda Party! Instead of receiving gifts, donate your money to a Giant Panda conservation.
  • Become a panda “ambassador”! Tell everyone you know about their plight and the urgent need for action.
  • Make a Donation to a Zoo! This will make a huge difference to what they can achieve. 

Do you have any more suggestions for me to put up on my list?I would love for you to comment them. Thanks!

100 Word Challenge – 100 words exactly!!!

”What is that?” asked Pingle Pickle, in Picklish of course. She was a short and stubby Pickle, but  looked more like a little cucumber.Plungee Pickle, on the otherhand, in the middle of saying ”Idon’t know, Pingle, ask Dad.”, looks like a Lebanese cucumber with a bit of hair on him. Then there was Mr and Mrs Pickle.They are both fully grown Pickles.

”Daaad, what’s thiiiis?” whined Pingle.”Cupcake,I dunno. Let me take a photo with my Pickle Phone and look it up.” replied Mr Pickle.

”Ah Ha,ooooooooooo, yeah, gosh,…….” ”Dad, just tell already! wanna know too..”Plungee whined.” It’s a  blue whale’s rare tooth.”