Informative Speech About Brazil
Name: Suleima Guzman Topic: Brazil I. Introduction A. Attention getter: Imagine yourself on a white sandy beach far away from all the books and term projects due this week or the next. Away from the crowded elevators, busy streets and crowded train rides. Now imagine yourself surrounded by thousands of people screaming and shouting out of joy, watching colorful floats pass you by. You find yourself moving along with the music playing and just can’t help yourself. This is just something you would probably experience if you were to spend a night in Brazil.
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B. Thesis: Brazil is a country known for its vibrant, colorful and lively culture. It has a lot to offer, from its great one of a kind vacation spots to the captivating sound of the music. C. Speaker’s Relevant Statement: The culture and language of Brazil have captivated my attention since I was a young girl. A friend of mine traveled to Brazil this summer and shared with me some of her discoveries of this beautiful country. D. Preview Statement: I will be sharing some of the things that I consider to make Brazil the country that it is.
First I will give you a general overview of Brazil. Then I will begin to explain the amazing sights that one would expect to see if you were ever to travel to Brazil. To conclude I will share with you the unique culture of Brazil and what makes this country so intriguing. II. Main Point #1 Topic Sentence: For starters Brazil is a country located in South America. A: According to the Background Notes on Countries of the World Brazil has a little over 186 million inhabitants, making it the largest populated country in Latin America.
With this Brazil landed fifth largest country in size and population in the world. Its largest populated city is Sao Paola, even though the country’s capital is Brazilia. B: Brazil is very unique in the way that it is one of few countries to have a women president. Brazil elected its first female president, Dilma Rousseff on October 31. C: The official language of Brazil is Portuguese not Spanish as many may believe, although they are fairly similar. It is also the only country in South America to speak Portuguese. Transition: Next we have the mportant and memorable features of Brazil. III. Main Point #2 Topic Sentence: The Amazon River and the statue of “Christ the Redeemer” are just a few of Brazil’s landmarks. A: The most notable of Rio’s monuments is the statue of Christ the Redeemer. The statue is of Christ with his arms out at the top of the Corcovado Mountain. Standing 125 ft. tall at the peak of this mountain since 1931, it is considered to be Brazil’s national symbol. B: The Amazon River is another national landmark for Brazil. It is the second largest river in the world.
It is habitat to rare mammals such as the boto, also known as the Amazon River Dolphin. The Characin, similar to piranhas. And in some shallow parts of the Amazon the Anaconda, one of the world’s largest species of snakes. C:One of Brazil’s most beautiful beach is the Brava Beach. It is located on north side of the island of Santa Catarina, in Florianopolis, the capital of the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. It offers beautiful crystal clear water, natural beauty and great waves for many surfers and bodyboarding tourist and locals. Transition: Finally we have culture. IV.
Main Point #3 Topic Sentence: The culture of the people can be determined by their everyday hobbies, to what they listen to and eat. A: Compared to the majority of the other South American countries the national sport of Brazil is soccer. Brazil will be hosting the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016. B: Another event that Brazil is very proud to host every year is the “Carnival”. The Carnival consists of spectacular floats surrounded by thousands and thousands of dancers, singers, and drummers who move to the sound of Samba. They parade through the enormous Sambdromo Stadium dressed in elaborate costumes.
According to the Topics Magazine the Carnival starts forty days before Easter and lasts four days and four nights. C: Brazil’s national dish is feijoada, a hearty stew made of black beans and pork (ears, knuckles, sausage and pieces of beef (usually dried)). It’s served with a side of white rice, garnished with collard greens and sliced orange. According to locals this is not a dish tourist should have because it is very heavy and the stomach won’t be able to handle it. V. Conclusion A. Attention Keeper: To conclude lets go back to that festive scene of lively music and people dancing and laughing.
That is just a scene that would be seen four days a year, but the people of Brazil make sure that every day is lively even if it’s not with colorful floats. B. Restate Thesis: Brazil with its captivating culture it’s a country that definitely stands out and cannot be overseen. C. Review main points: Today you had the chance to learn about the geography, music and diversity that Brazil stands out for. The events such as the Carnival that Brazil stands proud to host. D. Closing thought: I hope you have learned a bit more of the wonders that Brazil and the people can offer.
Like the people in Brazil would say (Obrigado pela vossa atencao). Thank you for your attention. Reference Page: * Background Note: Brazil. (2006). Background Notes on Countries of the World: Brazil, 1-10. * CIA. (Oct. 21,2011). The Wold Factbook. CIA. Retrieved on Nov. 1,2011. From https://www. cia. gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/br. html * Peters, Sandy & Thomas. (2009) Brazils Famous Carnival Holiday. Topics Magazine. Retrieved on Nov. 1, 2011. From http://www. topics-mag. com/internatl/holidays/brazil/carnival-brazil. htm