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Australia, the land down under

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A brief presentation about Australia for Primary English learners.

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Australia, the land down under

  1. 1. AUSTRALIA, THE LAND DOWN UNDER
  2. 2. LOCATION Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere. It is called the land down under because it is below the equator. 
  3. 3. Because it is south of the equator, the seasons in Australia are the opposite of those in Europe: it’s winter in Australia when it’s summer in Europe.
  4. 4. January and February are the warmest months. June and July are the coldest months. The weather in Australia is warm and pleasant.
  5. 5. - It’s the 6th biggest country in the world. - It’s an island, surrounded by water. - It’s the smallest continent in the world.
  6. 6. Australia is composed of 7 states: Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.
  7. 7. CITIES The capital city is Canberra. The biggest city is Sydney, where the famous Sydney Opera House is.
  8. 8. OTHER IMPORTANT CITIES Melbourne Adelaide Brisbane Perth
  9. 9. Where are the majority of important cities in Australia? north – south east or west? on the coast or inland?
  10. 10. The middle part of Australia is called the OUTBACK. It is very dry because it doesn´t rain very much and it is hot. Not many people live in the outback.
  11. 11. The children from the outback don´t go to school. They have a radio or a computer. They listen to their teacher and send the answers back to her. This is called the school of the air.
  12. 12. THE AUSTRALIAN FLAG Southern cross symbolizes the constellation. Union Flag 6th British colony. The Commonwealth 7 pointed star represents the 7 territories.
  13. 13. CURRENCY The currency is the Australian dollar.
  14. 14. LANGUAGE Australians or Aussies speak English.
  15. 15. HISTORY James Cook discovered Australia in 1770. Britain sent prisoners and criminals to Australia. Europeans sold the land of Aborigines and killed thousands of them.
  16. 16. Native Australians: The Aborigines have lived in Australia for over 40,000 years. Now they only represent 1% of the population. The total population of Australia is 22 million.
  17. 17. GEOGRAPHY Uluru (Ayers Rock) is the world’s largest monolith. It is sacred for Aborigines. It is very popular with tourists because of its beautiful colours.
  18. 18. SPORTS In Australia it is usually very warm, so Australians love sport and other outdoor activities. The most popular are: surfing cricket swimming rugby
  19. 19. TYPICAL ANIMALS The most famous animals are marsupials. A marsupial is a mammal with a pouch to carry its babies. Koala Kangaroo wallaby
  20. 20. Dingo Sugar glider Platypus
  21. 21. pelican budgies cockatoo emu
  22. 22. Wombat Tasmanian devil kookaburra shark possum
  23. 23. Australia has also some very poisonous snakes and spiders. At school children have to learn first aid for snake and spider bites.
  24. 24. GREAT BARRIER REEF The Great Barrier Reef is made up of coral and algae. It is about 1250 miles long. There is a channel of water that separates the reef from the coast. It is the largest deposit of coral in the world.
  25. 25. SOME AUSTRALIAN SYMBOLS
  26. 26. Aborigines
  27. 27. Sydney Opera House built by Danish architect Jørn Utzon
  28. 28. Bondi Beach, Sydney
  29. 29. Other names for Australia Oz Down Under
  30. 30. Ayers Rock or Uluru
  31. 31. A didgeridoo
  32. 32. A boomerang
  33. 33. Kangaroos in the Outback
  34. 34. The Great Barrier Reef
  35. 35. PAVLOVA
  36. 36. JELLY BEANS SMARTIES
  37. 37. Nicole Kidman, actress
  38. 38. Kylie Minogue, singer
  39. 39. AC/DC, music band
  40. 40. Elle Macpherson, model
  41. 41. Hugh Jackman, actor
  42. 42. Waltzing Matilda
  43. 43. Kookaburra song

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