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Practice the pronunciation: Australia the Southern Hemisphere the Indian Ocean the Pacific Ocean the Murray River the Gibson Desert the Great Sandy Desert the Great Victoria Desert New South Wales Victoria Queensland Western Australia Northern Territory Tasmania Canberra Sydney Melbourne Adelaide upside down / down under
Say “true”, “false” or “don’t know”. Correct the false statements. Australia is the largest continent in the world. It is situated in the Southern Hemisphere. Vast areas of desert cover most of Central and Western Australia. Melbourne is the capital of Victoria. The official name of the country is the Commonwealth of Australia. There are 6 states in Australia. Tasmania is an island state. Australia is washed by the waters of three oceans. Most people live in the north of the country. Queensland’s beaches are a popular place for holidaymakers.
Fill in least or most to make the sentences complete: The centre of the continent is its …populated part. The eastern coast is the … populated part of Australia. The Northern Territory is the … developed part of Australia if we speak of its industry. Problems of ecology, water and air pollution are the … often discussed problems at all meetings of different ecological clubs.
Look at the map of Australia and say: how many countries are situated on the island; what oceans it is washed by; where the three Australian deserts are situated; what Australian river is the most important; what city is the national capital; what other cities you know in Australia; which places of the country you would like to visit and why.
Listening. Complete the dialogue putting the sentences in their right places. - Your English is very good. Wonderful. That’s very kind of you. No. I live in Canberra, I’m here to visit my granny. Two weeks ago. I’ve been here since May 5. Oh, please. Could you hold my bag while I’m taking this picture? You’re welcome.
1. Sometimes Australia is called … . 2. In Australia winter comes in … and summer begins in … . 3. During the Christmas holidays people … . 4. Australia is the hottest place … . 5. Only one sixth of the continent is comfortably … . 6. … which explains Australia’s small population. 7. Australia has an extraordinary collection of …. 8. Early explorers described Australia as the land where birds and animals … . Look through the text and complete the sentences:
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