Cote D Ivoire 11
Informative Speech Outline
Topic: Côte d 'Ivoire
Specific Purpose: By the end of my speech my audience will know some importance features of the country Côte d 'Ivoire.
Thesis statement: Côte d 'Ivoire is a beautiful country to visit.
I- One day, I met someone here who asked me if in Africa it is common to see monkeys roam the streets along with people or if Africans go about entirely without clothes. I was like WAOOOOO! NO! People often refer to Africa as the Dark Continent, meaning that Africans are poor, ignorant, dark-skinned, dangerous, and so on. Of course, it’s true to some extent but this doesn’t only exist in Africa, and it is not all about this. (Attention getter)
II- Maybe, it is time now to take a closer look at what one of Africa’s countries has to offer. (Relevance)
III- I am from Côte d 'Ivoire, a country in Africa, and I think I will be the most experienced to present this country since I lived there. (Credibility)
IV- Côte d 'Ivoire is a beautiful country to visit.(Thesis)
V- So today, I will discuss four points about Côte d’Ivoire: background, places to visit, lifestyle and the economy. (Preview of Main Points)
Transition: Let’s start with the background of Côte d’Ivoire.
I- First of all, Côte d’Ivoire is located on the South Coast of West Africa.
A- The land is about 124,502 square miles, an area slightly larger than New Mexico and many others countries such as United Kingdom, Ghana, Italy.
B- The region was rich in ivory because of the elephants and other animals who lived there, as a result the region was called “Côte d’Ivoire”, Coast of Ivory.
1- These resources attracted many foreigners such as French and Portuguese explorers in the 15th century. However, French ancestry began to intersect the history of Côte d’Ivoire, and the land became a colony of France in 1843 before gaining independence in 1960.
2- One of Côte d’Ivoire’s great hero is Félix Houphouët-Boigny. He was the father of Côte
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