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English Oral Speech Against Child Labour

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  • Submitted: 22/08/2003
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AS and A Level Developmental Psychology

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Child labour-English Speech

Who really makes your clothes? Of course we all love a good shop-most of your pocket money probably goes on the latest high street labels. But although that top you bought last weekend might look good hanging on your wardrobe, would you be so chuffed if you knew who made it?

Maybe you have to empty the dishwasher, tidy the house or wash your folks car for your pocket money. But imagine having to work for 12 hours a day-without any kind of a break- in a dusty, dirty factory for only a few pence. That's the reality for some young people who are at the beginning of a chain that eventually ends with your clothes hitting the high street.

If you didn't go to school it would be really weird because it's what you're used to. All of your friends go and your parents did too-its normal. In Britain it's what's expected, and until you're 16 it's the law. But in poorer countries; starting work as young as 5 years old has become normal too. Young people end up working in factories for as little as 40p a day. The reason why

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