WELCOME TO AUSTRALIA
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Урок-подорож з англійської мови в 10 класі Вчитель англійської мови Рейнгольд Марина Рудольфівна Місце роботи:ЗОШ№16 М.Сміла WELCOME TO AUSTRALIA
! The continent of Australia, with the island state of Tasmania, is approximately equal in area to the United States Mountain ranges run from north to south along the east coast, reaching their highest point in Mount Kosciusko (7,308 ft; 2,228 m). east coast, reaching their highest point in Mount Kosciusko (7,308 ft; 2,228 The western half of the continent is occupied by a desert plateau that rises into barren, rolling hills near the west coast. The island of Tasmania (26,178 sq mi; 67,800 sq km) is off the southeast coast.
The first inhabitants of Australia were the Aborigines, who migrated there at least 40,000 years ago from Southeast Asia. There may have been between a half million to a full million Aborigines at the time of European settlement; today about 350,000 live in Australia.
Legends of Terra Australis Incognita—an "unknown land of the South"—date back to Roman times and were commonplace in medieval geography! These first inhabitants may have been ancestors of modern Indigenous Australians! On 1 January 1901, the six colonies became a federation and the Commonwealth of Australia was formed. Approximately 56 per cent of Australia's population live in either Victoria or New South Wales. Australia is the world's thirteenth largest economy.
**Australia is a constitutional monarchy with a federal division of powers. ** It uses a parliamentary system of government with Queen Elizabeth II at its apex as the Queen of Australia, a role that is distinct from her position as monarch of the other Commonwealth realms. **Symbolic executive power is vested in the British monarch, who is represented throughout Australia by the governor-general. **Dutch, Portuguese, and Spanish ships sighted Australia in the 17th century; the Dutch landed at the Gulf of Carpentaria in 1606. **In 1616 the territory became known as New Holland. **The British arrived in 1688
FACTS: Kangaroo is the king of Australian animals Wild dog dingo is dangerous Green and red kangaroos are the largest FACTS: BORKABURRA IS FAMOUS FOR ITS MOCKING BIRD KOALA SLEEPS DURING THE DAY
AWARENESS QUIZ ON AUSTRALIA: Which tree-loving animal lives in Australia? REMEMBER THE FACTS AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS What is the official name of the country? What is the capital of Australia? Who are the natives of Australia? What animals are depicted on the Australian coat of arms?
What animals eat eucaliptus leaves? a) Dingo b) Koala c) Possums What flightless bird lives in Australia? a) Parrot b) Emu c) Eagle Which Australian animals are born the size of a large bean? a) Emu b) Koala c) Kangaroo a) Wild dog dingo b) Ostrich c) Platupus a) Platypus b) Dingo c) Kangaroo
The native of Australia is… The king of the Australian animal is… The capital of Australia is… The tree-loving animal is…
I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains This is an old land For ever nurtured and nourished … land For ever Australia is a continent and it's a country, too!