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1. Complete the map and colour France in blue and Australia in red.


AFRICA – ANTARTICA – ASIA – AUSTRALIA – EQUATOR – EUROPE – NORTH AMERICA – NORTH POLE –
SOUTH AMERICA – SOUTH POLE


- Which hemisphere is Australia in ? ……………………………………………………………………………….

- So, when it’s winter in France, it’s ………………………………………… in Australia.

2. Complete the map of Australia.

Canberra – Coral Sea
Great Barrier Reef –
Indian Ocean – Victoria –
New South Wales –
Northern Territory –
Queensland – Tasmania –
Tasman Sea –
Western Australia –
South Australia


 

- Australia is composed of ………………… states and …………………. territories.

- What is the capital city of Australia ? …………………………………………………………………………….

- Which are the largest cities ?………………………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

- How many people are there in Australia ? …………………………………………………………………………

- What is the nickname of Australia ? Why ? ……………………………………………………………………….


3. Colour the Australian flag.


- Why is there the British flag on the upper left corner ? …………………………………………………………..

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

- What do the 5 stars represent ? Why ? ……………………………………………………………………………

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

- What does the Commonwealth star symbolize ? ………………………………………………………………….

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….


4. What is the currency in Australia ?

In France, we pay in euros ; In Australia, they pay in ……………………………………………………………….


5. Government in Australia. Page 1 - Page 2

- Who is the « Head of State » of Australia ? ……………………………………………………………………….

- Who represents her when she is not here ? ………………………………………………………………………..

- Who is the Head of the Government ? …………………………………………………..


6. The Aborigines. Page 1 - Page 2


- Who are they ? ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

- Look at the Aboriginal flag :

The black represents ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

The red represents ………………………………………………………………………………………………….

The yellow represents ………………………………………………………………………………………………

- What’s a « didgeridoo » ? ………………………………………………………………………………………….

- What was a boomerang used for ? …………………………………………………………………………………


7. Ayers Rock.

- What’s the Aboriginal name of it ? ………………………………………………………………………………

- Why is it so important for the Aborigines ? ………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

- How high, how old and how long is it ? ……………………………………………………………………………


8. The Flying doctors.

- Who are they ? …………………………………………………………………………………………………….

- What do they do ? ………………………………………………………………………………………………….


9. Alice Spring School of the Air. Page 1 - Page 2 - Page 3

- What is it ? ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

10. The animals.

- Write the names of these Australian animals.

Dingo – Emu -

Duck-billed platypus –

Echidna – Koala -

Kangaroo –

Kookaburra –

Sugar glider –

Wombat -


- What are « dingoes » ? ………………………………………………………………………………………….

- Where do they live ? …………………………………………………………………………………………….

- What do they eat ? ………………………………………………………………………………………………

- Choose an Australian animal, click on it to get information and write a few lines about it. ……………………

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

11. Geography and tourism. Page 1 - Page 2

- What is the « outback » ? ………………………………………………………………………………………….

- What is there in the outback ? ……………………………………………………………………………………

- What can you see in Sydney ? ……………………………………………………………………………………

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

- What’s the most famous scenic place near Cairns ? Page 1 - Page 2

…………………………………………………………….

12. Language. Page 1 - Page 2

The Australians speak English but some words or expresssions can be different : it’s the Australian slang.

Can you find the Australian slang words for these English words ?

ENGLISH / AUSTRALIAN
AUSTRALIAN / ENGLISH

friend =

good day or hello =

work =

woman =

Australian =

a guy =

arvo =

bickies =

hoon =

Oz =

sticky beak =

durry =

13. Sport.

The Australians are very sporty. What sports do they practise ?

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(Updated on 28/04/2014)