Essay on People's Republic of China and Kazakhstan

741 Words Jul 10th, 2012 3 Pages
Public Speaking 103
Detailed Preparation Outline
Topic: Kazakhstan
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the geography of Kazakhstan and its two biggest cities Almaty and Astana.
Main points: I. Geography of Kazakhstan II. Almaty city III. Astana city
Organizational pattern: Topical order
Introduction
I. What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you hear a word Kazakhstan? A. How many of you know where Kazakhstan is located?
II. Although Kazakhstan is one of the biggest countries in the world many people haven’t heard about it at all. A. Which is why, I will be informing you about my native country Kazakhstan. B. I was
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E. Despite losing its status as the capital to Astana in 1997, Almaty remains the major commercial and cultural center of Kazakhstan.
(Transition: Which is why, I’m going to tell you more about this city right now.)
II. Almaty - "city of apples" or "city of apple trees”. A. The name "Almaty" derives from the Kazakh word for 'apple' (алма), and thus is often translated as "full of apples". B. It is the former capital of Kazakhstan and the nation's largest city, with a population of 1,348,500. C. According to the agency of statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan this represents approximately 9% of the country's population. D. The city is located in a mountainous area of southern Kazakhstan. E. The main objective is to promote Almaty’s image as a garden-city. F. Almaty is a key financial centre in Central Asia. G. One of the largest industries in Almaty is finance. H. Almaty is home to the BTA Bank, which is the largest bank in Central Asia. The Kazakhstan Stock Exchange is based in Almaty.
(Transition: The country’s second largest city is Astana, let’s look at it a little closer.)
III. Astana has been the capital of Kazakhstan since 1997 with an officially estimated population of 708,794. A. Astana is located in central Kazakhstan on the Ishim River in a very flat, semi-arid steppe region which covers most of the country's territory. B. Politics and
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