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Group Informative Assignment


Attention-Getter: The Philippines is a nation of superlatives and of fascinating extremes. ***** third-largest Engl*****h-speaking ***** in the world in spite of dozens ***** different thriv*****g local dialects and ***** largest Christian nation in Asia, the Philipp*****es is a country that boasts incredible diversity. Our presentation will introduce you to Philippine culture, from its edible delights ***** its geography and ***** h*****tory including the occupation by both the Spanish and ***** Americans. At first you might believe that the Philippines ***** the United States have nothing in common but our presentation will reveal ***** in spite of their many differences, both cultures share a rich heritage and a diverse population.

Introduction of the Topic: Many Asian immigrants to the United ***** are from the *****, and ***** frequently come into contact with Philippine people and ***** culture. However, many Americans do not know much about Philippine society and history. To comp***** ***** two nations it ***** be helpful to show you the salient features ***** each culture ***** compare **********.

The *****s is a diversely populated archipelago nation in the north Pacific. Usually referred to as part of South-E*****t Asia, ***** Philippines has a long ********** complex history and like many other ***** in the region was occupied ***** European powers. Indigenous Philipp*****e tribes, Chinese immigrants, Muslims, Spaniards, and ***** have all influenced the development of modern Philippine culture. Although ***** ***** has suffered from periodic political upheavals and internal conflicts over the past century, the *****s remains one of the most highly literate and well-educated of ***** developing nations with a relatively high rate of literacy and English language comprehension. The variety of cultures and religions present in the Philippines ***** its geographic blessings draws people from around ***** world to travel and invest in the resources the country has to *****fer.

Reason to Listen: Because the Philipp*****es occupies a strategic position in the north ***** and because Philipp*****e immigrants make their way regularly to the ***** States, you should have a basic underst*****ing of the country: its land, its *****, and its people. Understanding Philippine culture will help stimulate awareness ***** the richness and variety of the *****, ***** will also hopefully ***** the Philippines become a major player in future world *****urism and bus*****ess markets.

Credibility Statement: Our own familiarity with ***** Philippine ***** and society ********** our group uniquely qualified to speak from personal experience. Furthermore, our academic studies ***** enhanced our knowledge ***** Philippine history.

Preview: The main purpose of ***** *****ation is to compare and contrast Philippine culture ***** American *****, and ***** we will offer you a bro*****d *****view of the Philippines.


Summary: Now that you have a bro*****d underst*****ing of ***** cultures of the United States and ***** the Philippines you can draw some of *****r ***** conclusions. Hopefully you can see how in ***** ***** *****ir *****, the United States ***** ***** Philippines share many things in common, including a diverse population and a


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