Together with our sponsors the NAILA team has developed a range of speech topics tailored to each award category covering various aspects this year’s theme, “Diversity”.
This year’s topics are as follows (for further information please click each individual award category to expand its corresponding tab):
Primary
Eligibility (also see NAILA Rules):
  • Prep – Year 6
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Indonesian as a second language
Speaking time: 2 – 3 minutes
Award: $300
Theme:

The theme for the 2018 National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) is “Diversity.” Applicants may choose to present a speech on this year’s theme by answering the question “What does diversity mean to you?” instead of one of the topics listed below.

Tema NAILA di tahun 2018 adalah “Keragaman” yang mana dapat pula diartikan sebagai “keanekaragaman” atau “kebhinnekaan.” Peserta dapat menyampaikan pidato yang berkaitan dengan tema tahun ini dengan menjawab pertanyaan “Apa makna keragaman bagi Anda?” atau menggunakan salah satu dari topik-topik yang terpapar di bawah ini.

Topics:
  1. Introduce yourself to a new Indonesian friend.
    Perkenalkan diri Anda kepada seorang teman Indonesia baru.
  2. Tell me what you know about diversity in Indonesia.
    Ceritakan yang Anda ketahui tentang keragaman budaya di Indonesia.
  3. Describe an object of your belongings that is not native to Australia. What is the object? Where and/or how did you get it? Do you know what the object represents?
    Ceritakan tentang benda milik Anda yang bukan merupakan benda asli dari Australia. Apakah benda tersebut? Di mana dan/atau bagaimana Anda mendapatkan benda tersebut? Apakah Anda tahu apa yang direpresentasikan oleh benda tersebut?
Marking Criteria

Our experienced judges will be marking video entries based on the following criteria:

  1. Content and Structure (15/50)
  2. Vocabulary and Grammar (10/50)
  3. Delivery (10/50)
  4. Audience Awareness/Enthusiasm (5/50)
  5. Clarity of Expression (10/50)

Participants can download a comprehensive Marking Grid here.

Learning outcomes

Achievement standard

  • Use of simple verbs (lari, makan, minum)
  • Basic vocabulary related to topics under control
  • Understanding of pronouns
  • Sounds such as ‘au’ (mau), ‘g’ (gemuk), ‘ng’/’ny’/’ngg’ and ‘k’ (tidak) can be pronounced
  • Can recognise and respond to basic questions (Apakah? Di mana? Kapan?)
  • Can state preferences (Saya [tidak] suka…)
  • Can create subject-focus sentences with a range of ber-verbs and formulaic me verbs
  • Can use simple possessives (Teman saya, Nama teman saya…)
  • Can describe events in time using ‘pada’ with whole numbers and days of the week
  • Conjunctions (dan, karena and tetapi) under control
Junior
Eligibility (also see NAILA Rules):
  • Year 7 – 8
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Indonesian as a second language
Speaking time: 3 – 4 minutes
Award: $400
Theme: 

The theme for the 2018 National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) is “Diversity.” Applicants may choose to present a speech on this year’s theme by answering the question “What does diversity mean to you?” instead of one of the topics listed below.

Tema NAILA di tahun 2018 adalah “Keragaman” yang mana dapat pula diartikan sebagai “keanekaragaman” atau “kebhinnekaan.”Peserta dapat menyampaikan pidato yang berkaitan dengan tema tahun ini dengan menjawab pertanyaan “Apa makna keragaman bagi Anda?” atau menggunakan salah satu dari topik-topik yang terpapar di bawah ini.

Topics:
  1. Explain your favourite aspect of Australian culture to an Indonesian friend.
    Jelaskan aspek budaya Australia favorit Anda kepada seorang teman Indonesia.
  2. “My understanding of Indonesia changed when…” or “The origins of my interests in Indonesian started when…”
    “Pengetahuan saya tentang Indonesia berubah ketika…” atau “Ketertarikan saya dengan Bahasa Indonesia berasal dari/bermula ketika…”
  3. You are about to have a visit from your best friend from Indonesia! But unfortunately you only have one day to take him / her out to travel. What one local place or one local activity would you invite your Indonesian friend to that would best represent Australia’s diversity in cultures?
    Anda akan mendapat kunjungan dari teman baik Anda dari Indonesia! Akan tetapi, Anda hanya mempunyai waktu satu hari untuk mengajak keluar teman Anda. Tempat lokal atau aktifitas lokal apakah yang akan Anda kunjungi dengan teman Indonesia Anda yang paling bagus dalam merepresentasikan keragaman budaya di Australia?
Marking Criteria

Our experienced judges will be marking video entries based on the following criteria:

  1. Content and Structure (15/50)
  2. Vocabulary and Grammar (10/50)
  3. Delivery (10/50)
  4. Audience Awareness/Enthusiasm (5/50)
  5. Clarity of Expression (10/50)

Participants can download a comprehensive Marking Grid here.

Learning outcomes

Achievement standard

  • Can use and respond to questions using: i.e. siapa, apakah, berapa, bagaimana, apa, di/ke/dari mana
  • Express preferences using: i.e. saya suka, kurang/tidak suka, mau/tidak mau
  • Letter ‘R’ is trilled and consonant ‘C’ is pronounced correctly (ch)
  • Can use formulaic expressions: i.e. saya tidak tahu, maaf, saya tidak mengerti to sustain interaction at interview stage
  • Can describe qualities of appearance, colour, character and condition: i.e. tinggi, merah muda, lucu, panas
  • Use of conjuctions: i.e. dan, tetapi, karena, untuk
  • Can form sentences with S-V-O construction: i.e. saya mau bermain sepak bola
  • Can use simple base words (makan, minum etc), ber-verbs (bermain, belajar etc) and formulaic me-verbs (menonton, mendengarkan)
  • Refer to others using pronouns (saya, kamu, dia, mereka, Bu/Pak etc) and can use in possessive form (nya)
  • Refer to events in time and place using prepositions (pada, di, ke) and time markers (sebelum, sesudah, yang lalu, depan)
Middle
Eligibility (also see NAILA Rules):
  • Year 9 – 10
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Indonesian as a second language
Speaking time: 3 – 4 minutes
Award: $500
Theme: 

The theme for the 2018 National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) is “Diversity.” Applicants may choose to present a speech on this year’s theme by answering the question “What does diversity mean to you?” instead of one of the topics listed below.

Tema NAILA di tahun 2018 adalah “Keragaman” yang mana dapat pula diartikan sebagai “keanekaragaman” atau “kebhinnekaan.” Peserta dapat menyampaikan pidato yang berkaitan dengan tema tahun ini dengan menjawab pertanyaan “Apa makna keragaman bagi Anda?” atau menggunakan salah satu dari topik-topik yang terpapar di bawah ini.

Topics:
  1. Australia and Indonesia are close neighbours, but did you know…?
    Australia dan Indonesia adalah tetangga dekat, namun apakah Anda tahu…?
  2. How do you think learning Indonesian will help you in the future?
    Menurut Anda, bagaimana pembelajaran Bahasa Indonesia akan membantu Anda di masa depan?
  3. Have you ever travelled overseas before? Where did you go? How long did you visit the country and on what occasion? What did you learn about the country (e.g. the people, the food, or the cultures)? Tell us your experience travelling to this country!
    Apakah Anda pernah bepergian ke negara lain? Kemana Anda pergi? Berapa lama Anda mengunjungi negara tersebut dan dalam rangka apa? Apakah yang Anda pelajari dari negara tersebut (contoh: orang, makanan, atau kebudayaan)? Ceritakan pengalaman Anda mengunjungi negara tersebut!
Marking Criteria

Our experienced judges will be marking video entries based on the following criteria:

  1. Content and Structure (15/50)
  2. Vocabulary and Grammar (10/50)
  3. Delivery (10/50)
  4. Audience Awareness/Enthusiasm (5/50)
  5. Clarity of Expression (10/50)

Participants can download a comprehensive Marking Grid here.

Learning outcomes

Achievement standard

  • Wider awareness of the world and Indonesia’s place in it
  • Can exchange facts, ideas and opinions using questions such as: bagaimana, mengapa and untuk apa?
  • Range of me-verbs are used
  • Range of pronouns and noun forms such as: ke-an, pe- and pe-an can be used
  • Use of embedded clauses with ‘yang’ to expand ideas
  • Cohesion and interest created by use of conjunctions such as: misalnya, seperti, termasuk, yaitu
  • Refer to past (yang lalu, dahulu, dulu), present (sedang, sambil, sementara, sedangkan) and future (akan, mau, kalau, besok, masa depan)
  • Engage with others using formulaic expressions and fillers such as: maaf, mohon diulangi, saya kurang memahami, oh begitu! dan kamu? dengan siapa?
Senior
Eligibility (also see NAILA Rules):
  • Year 11 – 12
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Indonesian as a second language
Speaking time: 4 – 5 minutes
Award: $800
Theme: 

The theme for the 2018 National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) is “Diversity.” Applicants may choose to present a speech on this year’s theme by answering the question “What does diversity mean to you?” instead of one of the topics listed below.

Tema NAILA di tahun 2018 adalah “Keragaman” yang mana dapat pula diartikan sebagai “keanekaragaman” atau “kebhinnekaan.” Peserta dapat menyampaikan pidato yang berkaitan dengan tema tahun ini dengan menjawab pertanyaan “Apa makna keragaman bagi Anda?” atau menggunakan salah satu dari topik-topik yang terpapar di bawah ini.

Topics:
  1. Present your perspective on one aspect or component of Indonesia’s diverse society.
    Presentasikan perspektif Anda tentang satu aspek atau elemen dari masyarakat Indonesia yang beragam.
  2. Do you think learning a second language changes the way you view the world? How? Why?
    Menurut Anda, apakah mempelajari bahasa asing bisa mengubah cara pandang Anda tentang dunia? Bagaimana? Mengapa?
  3. Indonesia and Australia are rich in cultures. These cultures can take many forms and include many aspects. Describe how cultural diversity can strengthen the Australia-Indonesia relationship.
    Indonesia dan Australia merupakan negara yang kaya akan budaya. Kebudayaan tersebut mempunyai bentuk yang berbeda-beda dan dapat mencakup banyak aspek. Deskripsikan bagaimana keanekaragaman budaya bisa memperkuat hubungan Australia-Indonesia.
Marking Criteria

Our experienced judges will be marking video entries based on the following criteria:

  1. Content and Structure (15/50)
  2. Vocabulary and Grammar (10/50)
  3. Delivery (10/50)
  4. Audience Awareness/Enthusiasm (5/50)
  5. Clarity of Expression (10/50)

Participants can download a comprehensive Marking Grid here.

Learning outcomes

Achievement standard

  • Respond in evaluative, persuasive or reflective capacity
  • Exchange information, opinions and experiences in Indonesian
  • Understand aspects of the language and culture of Indonesian speaking communities
  • Familiarity with a range of complex vocabulary
  • Ability to use idiomatic expressions relevant to the themes prescribed

Click here to download a copy of the achievement standard tables for vocab and grammar items.

Tertiary
Eligibility (also see NAILA Rules):
  • Enrolled at an Australian University or TAFE
  • Under 35 years old
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Indonesian as a second language
Speaking time: 5 – 6 minutes
Award: $1,000
Theme: 

The theme for the 2018 National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) is “Diversity.” Applicants may choose to present a speech on this year’s theme by answering the question “What does diversity mean to you?” instead of one of the topics listed below.

Tema NAILA di tahun 2018 adalah “Keragaman” yang mana dapat pula diartikan sebagai “keanekaragaman” atau “kebhinnekaan.” Peserta dapat menyampaikan pidato yang berkaitan dengan tema tahun ini dengan menjawab pertanyaan “Apa makna keragaman bagi Anda?” atau menggunakan salah satu dari topik-topik yang terpapar di bawah ini.

Topics:
  1. Discuss the role of diversity in the Australia-Indonesia relationship.
    Diskusikan peran keragaman dalam hubungan Australia-Indonesia.
  2. Australia and Indonesia are close neighbours and natural allies in many respects. What do you consider to be our two nations’ most important bilateral priorities?
    Australia dan Indonesia adalah tetangga dekat dan sekutu alami dalam berbagai aspek. Menurut Anda, apa prioritas bilateral paling penting bagi kedua bangsa ini?
  3. Consider one issue that you have studied at university and explain how it impacts on either Australian or Indonesian society.
    Pilih satu isu yang sudah Anda pelajari di perguruan tinggi dan jelaskan bagaimana isu tersebut berdampak bagi masyarakat Australia atau Indonesia.
  4. What is “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika”? In your opinion, how do you think this term reflects Indonesia as a country?
    Apakah arti “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika”? Menurut pendapat Anda, bagaimanakah istilah tersebut merefleksikan Indonesia sebagai sebuah negara?
Marking Criteria

Our experienced judges will be marking video entries based on the following criteria:

  1. Content and Structure (15/50)
  2. Vocabulary and Grammar (10/50)
  3. Delivery (10/50)
  4. Audience Awareness/Enthusiasm (5/50)
  5. Clarity of Expression (10/50)

Participants can download a comprehensive Marking Grid here.

Learning outcomes

Achievement standard

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the relationship between culture and language
  • Communicate proficiently in Indonesian through speaking, listening, reading and writing at levels commensurate with the language exit point from the major
  • Apply translation skills at the para-professional level
  • Demonstrate a critical approach to the reading of translated texts
  • Understand common journalistic styles and be able to translate them into the appropriate register in English
  • Explain theoretical issues related to translation and interpreting
  • Show an understanding of the role of the translator and interpreter in local and global communication
  • Utilise independent research skills exploiting both Indonesian and English sources
  • Express themselves well in a formal or informal register, appropriate to the situation and to the people to whom one is speaking
  • Read and understand newspapers and other texts in Indonesian
    Engage with authentic Indonesian language media
  • Write in Indonesian in the appropriate style using the correct grammar and the vocabulary appropriate to the genre, contents and audience
Executive
Eligibility (also see NAILA Rules):
  • Over 21 years old (inclusive)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Indonesian as a second language
Speaking time: 5 – 7 minutes
Award: $2,000
Theme: 

The theme for the 2018 National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) is “Diversity.” Applicants may choose to present a speech on this year’s theme by answering the question “What does diversity mean to you?” instead of one of the topics listed below.

Tema NAILA di tahun 2018 adalah “Keragaman” yang mana dapat pula diartikan sebagai “keanekaragaman” atau “kebhinnekaan.” Peserta dapat menyampaikan pidato yang berkaitan dengan tema tahun ini dengan menjawab pertanyaan “Apa makna keragaman bagi Anda?” atau menggunakan salah satu dari topik-topik yang terpapar di bawah ini.

Topics:
  1. What are the three biggest hurdles we must overcome to strengthen the Australia-Indonesia relationship? What are the origins of these hurdles?Jelaskan tiga tantangan terbesar yang kita hadapi dalam usaha mempererat hubungan Australia-Indonesia? Dari manakah tantangan-tantangan tersebut berasal?
  2. What role does X play in the relationship? X is chosen from the following: Business, Arts, Culture, Politics, Tourism, Media, Law, Government.
    Apa peran X dalam hubungan Australia-Indonesia? Anda bisa memilih X dari: Bisnis, Seni, Budaya, Politik, Pariwisata, Media, Hukum, Pemerintah.
  3. You have been selected by the Australian Government to be a Cultural Ambassador from Australia to Indonesia. Your first order of business is to introduce Australian cultures to the general Indonesian public as part of Australia’s Public Diplomacy efforts in Indonesia. As the Cultural Ambassador, how would you address this first task? What aspects of Australian cultures would you introduce to the general Indonesian public?
    Anda telah dipilih oleh Pemerintah Australia untuk menjadi Duta Besar Kebudayaan dari Australia untuk Indonesia. Pekerjaan pertama Anda adalah memperkenalkan kebudayaan Australia ke masyarakat publik Indonesia sebagai bagian dari rangkaian Diplomasi Publik Australia di Indonesia. Sebagai Duta Besar Kebudayaan, bagaimana Anda mengatasi tugas pertama ini? Aspek manakah dari kebudayaan Australia yang akan Anda kenalkan ke masyarakat publik Indonesia?
Marking Criteria

Our experienced judges will be marking video entries based on the following criteria:

  1. Content and Structure (15/50)
  2. Vocabulary and Grammar (10/50)
  3. Delivery (10/50)
  4. Audience Awareness/Enthusiasm (5/50)
  5. Clarity of Expression (10/50)

Participants can download a comprehensive Marking Grid here.

Wild Card
Eligibility (also see NAILA Rules):
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Indonesian as a second language
Performing time: 4 – 6 minutes
Award: $2,000
Theme: 

The theme for the 2018 National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) is “Diversity.”
Tema NAILA di tahun 2018 adalah “Keragaman” yang mana dapat pula diartikan sebagai “keanekaragaman” atau “kebhinnekaan.”

Topics:

The Wildcard category provides participants the opportunity to showcase an original performance in Bahasa Indonesia or one of Indonesia’s many dialects. This category has a particular focus on creativity and entertainment value.

*Note that if you would like to use a local Indonesian dialect in your speech:

  • no more than 70% of your speech should be presented in the dialect;
  • you must first contact the NAILA committee to allow them to prepare an appropriate judging panel before assuming that you can enter using the dialect;
  • you should provide translations (with timing) into Indonesian along with video submission.

Performances should reflect this year’s theme, and might include (but is not limited to):

  • Reciting an original poem
  • Performing an original song
  • Demonstrating and/or explaining a traditional (Australian or Indonesian) ceremony, dance or handcraft
  • Performing a monologue
  • Delivering an original translation of a famous Australian poem with commentary
  • Presenting a stand-up comedy routine

Participants must use their own words; it will not be acceptable to merely recite someone else’s poem, song or monologue.

Creativity is highly encouraged!

Marking Criteria

Our experienced judges will be marking video entries based on the following criteria:

  1. Content and Structure (15/50)
  2. Vocabulary and Grammar (10/50)
  3. Delivery (10/50)
  4. Audience Awareness/Enthusiasm (5/50)
  5. Clarity of Expression (10/50)

Participants can download a comprehensive Marking Grid here.

People's Choice (Group)
Eligibility (also see NAILA Rules):
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Indonesian as a second language
  • Minimum 2 – maximum 4 participants per group
  • Each group member must contribute substantially to the presentation
Speaking time: 4 – 6 minutes
Award: $1,500
Theme: 

The theme for the 2018 National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) is “Diversity.”
Tema NAILA di tahun 2018 adalah “Keragaman” yang mana dapat pula diartikan sebagai “keanekaragaman” atau “kebhinnekaan.”

Topics:  

The People Choice Award (Group) category provides participants the chance to showcase their skill at performing or presenting within a group. It is important to note that each member of the group must contribute to speaking Indonesian and should be Australian.

There is significant freedom in your choice of group performance, and potential presentations may include (but are not limited to):

  • Comedic routines such as a skit or stand up comedy
  • Dramatic performances such as a short original play or a scene from a short film
  • Creative performances such as an original song, or song and dance routine
  • Academic presentations such as debates or group discussions

Participants must use their own words; it will not be acceptable to merely recite someone else’s poem, song or skit.

Creativity is highly encouraged!

Marking Criteria

We will be shortlisting video entries based on the following criteria:

  1. Content and Structure (15/50)
  2. Vocabulary and Grammar (10/50)
  3. Delivery (10/50)
  4. Audience Awareness/Enthusiasm (5/50)
  5. Clarity of Expression (10/50)

Participants can download a comprehensive Marking Grid here.

Adjudication

Unique to the People’s Choice category, a judging panel will select no more than the top 5 video entries for uploading onto NAILA’s online voting platform. The finalists will be announced at the National Awards Ceremony and links to their videos will be disseminated using NAILA’s comprehensive mailing list and social media platforms. The general public will then have the opportunity to vote for their favourite video using the a voting function of our website, as well as Facebook ‘like’. Voting will close roughly 3 months after the announcement of the finalists. Winners of this category will be presented with a monetary award to be shared amongst their team members at their discretion and provided with an online (rather than in person) ceremony and recognition.

Native Speaker
Eligibility (also see NAILA Rules):
  • Indonesian citizen
  • Enrolled in a postgraduate study course at an Australian university
Speaking time: 5 – 6 minutes
Award: $2,000
Theme: 

The theme for the 2018 National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) is “Diversity.” Applicants may choose to present a speech on this year’s theme by answering the question “What does diversity mean to you?” instead of one of the topics listed below.

Tema NAILA di tahun 2018 adalah “Keragaman” yang mana dapat pula diartikan sebagai “keanekaragaman” atau “kebhinnekaan.” Peserta dapat menyampaikan pidato yang berkaitan dengan tema tahun ini dengan menjawab pertanyaan “Apa makna keragaman bagi Anda?” atau menggunakan salah satu dari topik-topik yang terpapar di bawah ini.

Topics:
  1. Bersatu kita teguh, bercerai kita runtuh (United we stand, divided we fall). Discuss in the context of the Australia-Indonesia relationship.
    Bersatu kita teguh, bercerai kita runtuh. Bahas peribahasa ini dalam konteks hubungan Australia-Indonesia.
  2. What role does X play in the relationship? X is chosen from the following: Business, Arts, Culture, Politics, Tourism, Media, Law, Government.
    Apa peran X dalam hubungan Australia-Indonesia? Anda bisa memilih X dari: Bisnis, Seni, Budaya, Politik, Pariwisata, Media, Hukum, Pemerintah.
  3. You have been invited to present a talk on Indonesia’s cultures to the general Australian public. What aspects of Indonesian cultures would you choose to best represent Indonesia?
    Anda telah diundang untuk memberikan presentasi tentang budaya-budaya Indonesia kepada masyarakat publik Australia. Aspek manakah dari kebudayaan Indonesia yang menurut Anda paling tepat dalam merepresentasikan negara tersebut?   
Marking Criteria

Our experienced judges will be marking video entries based on the following criteria:

  1. Content and Structure (15/50)
  2. Vocabulary and Grammar (10/50)
  3. Delivery (10/50)
  4. Audience Awareness/Enthusiasm (5/50)
  5. Clarity of Expression (10/50)

Participants can download a comprehensive Marking Grid here.

Teacher
Eligibility (also see NAILA Rules):
  • Primary & Secondary school teachers who submit multiple high-quality videos of their students
  • Submitted multiple entries to NAILA 2018 on behalf of their students
  • Indonesian as a second language
Speaking time: 2 – 4 minutes
Award: $1,000 for the teacher
Theme: 

The theme for the 2018 National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) is “Diversity.”
Tema NAILA di tahun 2018 adalah “Keragaman” yang mana dapat pula diartikan sebagai “keanekaragaman” atau “kebhinnekaan.” 

Topics:
  1. How has participating in NAILA assisted your students and or enhanced your learning resources?
    Bagaimanakah partisipasi siswa-siswi Anda dalam NAILA membantu memperluas metode pembelajaran?
  2. Explain in simple clear steps how other teachers can get their students involved in NAILA. You may like to include short interviews of your students or record the progress of your students’ preparation as interludes to your speech.
    Jelaskan dalam langkah-langkah mudah bagaimana guru-guru lain dapat membuat siswa-siswi mereka berpartisipasi dalam NAILA. Anda juga dapat membubuhkan wawancara dengan siswa-siswi Anda atau merekam usaha siswa-siswi Anda dalam bagian pidato Anda.
  3. What are the greatest challenges teachers in Australia face in encouraging Indonesian language studies? How can NAILA, the Government and the private sector assist to combat the decline in Indonesian language studies?
    Apakah tantangan terbesar bagi guru-guru di Australia dalam mendorong pembelajaran bahasa Indonesia? Bagaimana NAILA, pemerintah dan organisasi lain dapat membantu mengatasi penurunan jumlah pelajar bahasa Indonesia?
Marking Criteria

Our experienced judges will be marking video entries based on the following criteria:

  1. Content and Structure (15/50)
  2. Vocabulary and Grammar (10/50)
  3. Delivery (10/50)
  4. Audience Awareness/Enthusiasm (5/50)
  5. Clarity of Expression (10/50)

Participants can download a comprehensive Marking Grid here.

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