Yanuarrahma Ayu Palupi (K2220080)

Video Title: What It’s Like to Be Homesick in a New Country

Date: 4 November 2022

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    So the video is about a girl who moves from IRAN to the U.S. to pursue her dream of studying abroad. So in Iran, there are still problems with the government, which is a trending topic in Iran and in the world, at the same time when she moved to the U.S. he learned about the news, about the situation in Iran, why she do that? Because she’s just in case the U.S. (her friend) asked her about the situation in Iran. Since she is from Iran whose daily language is not English, of course, she is in the U.S. to continue to study English which was 5 hours a week, now 15 hours, she learns from the challenges of playing games that require language that feels like we are taking an English competency test. There was an incident when he was queuing for food in the school canteen, she was asked a question in which she answered the question using Iranian language, a funny accent, different from the others, she made grammatical errors, her middle eastern features stood out in the crowd, people – people laugh. She vividly remembers his first Thanksgiving when her friend’s father bought her a box of baklava the closest she could find to Iranian dumplings in Florida it reminded her of her family’s tastes in IRAN he felt at home. She always remembers home and homesickness, plus she always thinks about the words from her mother “when you move a client from one place to another, the roots may be damaged, the soil changes, it takes time before the roots grow strong and then you will see it.”
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    The main purpose of the speaker in the video is to share stories about his “homesick” problem when moving to a new country.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    I believe that this video is 80% taken from the true story that the person experienced, but how to show it to the audience in the form of video animation. He tells it in the form of a video animation, the video is part of National Geographic.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    The attitude and tone of the speaker are very immersive so that the audience is immersed in the story and understands the storyline.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    At the end of the video the speaker says “You must homesick”, he keeps thinking about a saying from his mother that when moving a client from one place to another the roots may get damaged changing the soil it takes time before the roots grow strong and then you can see the results. What I caught was that the speaker agreed that homesickness is normal and everyone can experience it, homesickness only takes time for us to adapt to a new place and get used to the new place, we can miss everything about home and everything in it, but don’t drag on -dissolved in sadness.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.
    After I understood and researched, the articles that I got will help me in developing the material, namely advice for parents that the role of parents in the ‘homesickness’ experienced by their children will affect them. And I get tips for homesickness, tips that might help if you’re experiencing homesickness.