Some words about Australia
Australia is a continent, a country and an island all at the same time. It is the sixth largest country and the smallest continent in the world. Australia is situated south of Asia, between the Pacific and the Indian Oceans.
Captain James Cook discovered Australia in 1770. In 1901 Australia became a nation within the British Empire under Queen Victoria’s rule. In 1931 Australia gained independence from Great Britain.
Territory: 7,686,850km² Population: 21,585,178 people Capital: Kanberra Official language: English largest cities: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbyrn, Pert, Australia has a population of about 18 million people. 70 per cent of the population live in its 10 largest cities.
Canberra is the capital of Australia. It’s not the biggest city. Sydney and Melbourne are much bigger.
Sydney is the oldest and biggest city, with 3.7 million people. It is a busy, modern centre of business. Sydney is the oldest and biggest city, with 3.7 million people. It is a busy, modern centre of business.
Sydney Tower Sydney Opera
Melbourne Melbourne the second biggest city was the capital of Canberra (from 1901 to 1927)
Queen Victoria Market Melbourne Zoo
Australia’s coat of arms – the official emblem of the Australian Government – was granted by King George V in 1912.
The flag of Australia is the only one to fly over a whole continent.
In 1984 Australia officially adopted green and gold as its national colours.
The Aborigines are Australian natives that had been living there foe thousands of years before the first Europeans came to Australia in 1600s.
Australia’s best-known animals are kangaroo, the koala and the dingo (a wild dog). There are 50 species of kangaroo. The koala is the best lived of all Australian animals. The koala lives on leaves alone. There are 55 species of parrots in Australia.
Australia has nearly half a million species of plants and animals – one of the greatest varieties of any country in the world.
What do you know about Australia? What do you know about Australia? 1. What is the capital of Australia? Sydney Melbourne Canberra 2. Which is/are popular Australian animal(s)? Koala Kangaroo Emu 3. Which two animals cab you see on the Australian coat of arms? Kangaroo and Dingo Koala and Parrot Kangaroo and Emu? 4. Who are the Australian natives? Eskimos Aborigines Indians 5. Who discovered Australia? Christopher Columbus Captain Cook Lewis Clark 6. Australia is NOT a(an): Country Island City Continent
Источники иллюстраций Источники иллюстраций 1. https://www.google.ru/ 2. http://tonkosti.ru 3.http://www.rutraveller.ru/country/Australia/
Источники текстовой информации Источники текстовой информации http://www.alleng.ru/ https://ru.wikipedia.org/ Клементьева Т. Б., Shannon J.A. Счастливый английский: Кн. 3 для 10-11 кл. общеобраз. учрежд. – Обнинск: Титул, 2006.