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Running head: HARD TO GRASP Catchy Title of Speech: The Simplest Things in Life are the Hardest to Grasp Chopsticks NAME SCHOOL
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SPEECH OVERVIEW AUDIENCE: Fellow students and my teacher's assistant, Oral Communication 103. TOPIC: The history, types, and etiquette of chopsticks. PURPOSE: To inform students about the utensil of choice throughout Eastern Asia. THESIS / CENTRAL IDEA: Examining chopsticks, allows us to better understand different traditional eating utensils that are used in diverse cultures. I. Introduction A. ATTENTION-GETTER: People get really frustrated when learning to use chopsticks. You see it all the time when eating dim sum . You have these determined folks reading the instructions on the wrapper intently, knowing full well that they have gone through this process a million times before in the past. Then in their last ditch effort at redemption, their piece of dumpling goes flying in the soy sauce causing ridicule and laughter from their friends. B. REASON TO LISTEN: The use of chopsticks has been a part of East Asian food culture. There are some taboos of using chopsticks that you must pay great attention to, or you may make mistakes and be laughed at. C. SPEAKER CREDIBILITY: Researching the etiquettes of chopsticks, I have learned the proper ways of eating Asian cuisine. D. THESIS: Examining chopsticks, allows us to better understand different traditional eating utensils that are used in diverse cultures. E. PREVIEW OF MAIN POINTS
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1. Chopsticks originated in ancient China and were widely used throughout East Asia. 2. There are several types of chopsticks that vary in respect to their length, tapering, and material. 3. In Asia, the way you use and conduct chopsticks, shows your propriety. Transition: The tradition of using chopsticks as tableware was introduced to many other countries in the world other then China, such as Vietnam, North Korea and South Korea. II. Body A. Chopsticks originated in ancient China and were widely used throughout East Asia. 1.
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