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Australia Day

Students are introduced to some interesting Australian history and some fun Aussie slang.

Note: This lesson is written in Australian English.

This lesson discusses the use of Invasion Day as an alternative name for the holiday. Teacher discretion is advised.

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Vocabulary
  • fleet
  • penal colony
  • ball
  • salute
  • consensus
  • navigator
  • circumnavigate
  • recipient
  • exceptional
  • prevalent
  • constellation
  • regatta
  • aboriginal
  • mourn
  • ancestor
PDF Content
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • introduction to Australian English and slang
  • comprehension questions
  • pair work
  • group work
  • discussion questions
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview C(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review(Multiple-Choice)
  • Australian English (Reference)
  • Australian Slang(Reference)
  • Australian Slang Review(Multiple-Choice)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Listen & Type(Type in the Blanks)