4B Tommy Wong Cheuk Lai

By | November 5, 2014

Good morning principal, teachers and fellow schoolmates,

I am Tommy Wong from 4B. Today, I’m really excited to have this opportunity to share with you a very interesting book I have borrowed from the school library. It’s 500 Facts- the Oceans. Let me begin by finding out how much you know about the oceans. Do you know the total number of seashores on the Earth? Let me give you pause here. How many? It’s more than seven hundred thousand!

Yes, one of the major reasons I strongly recommend this book is that we can enrich our knowledge of the oceans. Without reading this book, I wouldn’t have known the answer to the question I’ve just asked you. You know what? We can find an amazingly wide range of species in the sea such as sea butterflies, lantern fish, sea aster and so on. The illustrations are attractive! And we can take a closer look at various plants and animals.

What’s more, the book also tells us different shipwrecks. Have you ever heard of “Titanic” before? I bet quite a lot of you have watched this Oscar-winning picture before. “You jump, I jump!” Who can forget this line? The movie is based on a shipwreck happened in 1912. That shipwreck caused one thousand, five hundred and twenty deaths. By reading 500 Facts- the Oceans, we can have a more comprehensive understanding of why Titanic sank. In addition to Titanic, we can know more about other famous shipwrecks such as Commerce. It was a merchant ship from the USA, which was wrecked off West Africa. The crew swam ashore and got home. This was so dramatic!

In short, reading this book is really an enjoyable experience. I’m going to return this book to the school library in the recess time. Go borrow this book today and find out the fun facts about the oceans. And of course, don’t forget to fill in a reading journal form. Thank you!