Monday, 3 February 2014

Oral English Test

Ha, cuti seminggu tak reti nak buat homework. Dok bertangguh2, ni la padah nya. Oral English pun ntah jadi ape dah, bila baca balik macam berterabur je. Huuuu esok dah nak balik hostel. Actually, harini nak share pasal OET ni je, pasal Turkey! Macam menarik?, negara tu memang la menarik, tpi nanti korang bacalah sendiri menarik ke tak menarik ape yg kita tulis nanti, last minutes punya Oral, perah otak dibuatnya dengan bantuan CIK GOOGLE. Terima kasih. So this is my Oral's begin.

                Assalamualaikum, and good morning to my beloved English teachers, ______________. Today I would like to share with you about Turkey !. Why I choosed this country?, it is because of most people in this country is muslim, the percentage of religion in Turkey is, muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), other 0.2% (mostly Christians and Jews) . If I have a lot of money, I wish I can go there for many time.

Based on my researched, Turkey is a country located on the border of the continent of Asia and Continental Europe. The state capital of Ankara has a very beautiful panorama. Historical places in Turkey's interest to visit and learn. There are also many tourist attractions in Turkey that you should not miss when visiting there. In addition, Turkey has a very tempting variety of culinary. Turkish culture and people-friendly which adds to the warm friendly atmosphere. Visit to Turkey could become a major alternative for those of you who want to spend the holidays with family and friends. There you will get an unforgettable experience with a wonderful holiday in Turkey.

The official language, Turkish, is the first language spoken by 90% of the 63m population. Minority languages include Kurdish, spoken by 6% of the population. Arabic is spoken by 1.2% of the Turkish population; most of those speakers are bilingual Arabic and Turkish speakers. Other minority languages include Circassian, spoken by more than 0.09% throughout the country, Greek, Armenian and Judezmo, a Romance language spoken by Jews. I learned some Turkish phrases :
·         Hello: merhaba
·         Good morning: gunaydun
·         Good evening: iyi akshamlar
·         Good night: iyi gejeler
·         See you: gurushurooz

Besides, there are many etiquette and custom in Turkey , but today I’ll introduce you about greeting etiquette.
  • ·         When meeting shake hands firmly. When departing it is not always customary to shake hands although it is practised occasionally.
  • ·         Friends and relations would greet each other with either one or two kisses on the cheek. Elders are always respected by kissing their right hand then placing the forehead onto the hand.
  • ·         Greet people with either the Islamic greeting of 'Asalamualaikum' (peace be upon you) or 'Nasilsiniz' (How are you? pronounced na-sul-su-nuz). Other useful phrases are 'Gunaydin' (Good Morning, pronounced goon-ay-dun), 'iyi gunler' (Good Day, pronounced ee-yee gun-ler) or 'Memnun Oldum' (pleased to meet you).

Other than that, there are many interesting place that we can visit in Turkey. But, the place that attract me to go there one day is, Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque and Pamukkale. Hagia Museum located in Istanbul. the Hagia Sophia was originally a basilica constructed for the Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I in the sixth century. A masterwork of Roman engineering, the massive dome (31 meters or 102 feet in diameter) covers what was for over 1000 years the largest enclosed space in the world. The church was looted by the fourth Crusaders in 1204, and became a mosque in the 15th century when The Ottomans conquered the city. The Hagia Sophia was converted into a museum in 1935 and is now one of the top tourist attractions in Turkey.

Blue Mosque, is one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. It's name is derived from the blue tiles decorating its interior. Its grace and beautiful proportions were intended to reflect the splendour of Islam. It was the supreme Imperial Mosque of the Ottoman Empire. The Blue Mosque has also become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Istanbul. It was built between 1609 and 1616 and like many other mosques contains the tomb of the founder. Inside the mosque, the high ceiling is lined with the 20,000 blue tiles with different patterns.

Pamukkale is one of the natural wonders of the world. It is a unique geological formation formed over 14.000 years. The spring water at Pamukkale has therapeutic qualities and since antiquity has been said to cure rheumatism, kidney and heart diseases. Pamukkale, meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, is an unreal landscape in western Turkey, famous for its white terraces. The terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water with a very high mineral content from the hot springs. The ancient Greek city of Hierapolis was built on top of the hot springs by the kings of Pergamon. The ruins of the baths, temples and other Greek monuments can be seen at the site. And pamukkale become one of the top tourist attactions in Turkey.

Okay, now lets talk about food !. As a general knowledge, Turkey’s famous food is kebab right?. Adana kebab is one of the famous kebab in Turkey, is a large, delicious oblong meatball that also has a variety of specific spices and herbs used in the recipe. It is traditionally served with a salad, thin bread and rice. For those who are new to Turkish cuisine this dish is the perfect introduction as it is very close to western food. Alternatively, instead of serving it with rice you can also wrap it in some kebab bread and make food for when you are on the go. 

Food? Done. Interesting place? Done. Culture? Done. What else?. History?.Oh I hate history, but let me tell you interesting history about Turkey. I pick 3 interesting fact about Turkey.
·         The famous Trojan Wars took place in Western Turkey, around the site where the Trojan horse rests today.
·         The first church built by man (St. Peter’s Church) is in Antioch (Antakya), Turkey.
·         The oldest known human settlement is in Catalhoyuk, Turkey (7th Millenium B.C.)

Okay, Im not good in remember about history. I’m sorry. Thank you for listening my story about Turkey. Hopefully I’m helping you gain more knowledge about Turkey even not a lot, little bit its enough for me. Teshek-kur edirim its mean Thank you.


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