Down under

What things do you think of when you hear the word “Australia”?
Look also at the fotos on page 52.

Find things everyone should know about Australia.

Exercise: Workbook Unit 4 / 1

Here are some more facts. Look at the video about Australia and notice important facts.

Listen to the Australian radio programme about “the land down under”. Does Simon like the map?

Answer the following questions:

  • Why do people call Australia the land down under?
  • Look at the map. What’s wrong with it?
  • Where is Australia? Where is Europe?
  • What do you think made this map, an Australian or a European?

Before you listened to the radio podcast the first time, I asked you about Simon’s opinion to the map. Now, you can give me the correct answer.

Listen the radio podcast once again. I have got some more questions. Please write the questitions with the answers into your execerise book.

  • What’s the name of the mapmaker?
  • How old was he when he first tried to make such a map?
  • Did his teacher like it?
  • When did the map appear?
Page 53: Look at the maps and pictures about Australia. Which information is correct?

Exercise: Workbook Unit 4 / 2

Vocabulary Unit 4 Down under – “opera house” – “Australian”

Folgende Aufgabe müsst ihr in Partnerarbeit lösen. Es gibt zwei unterschiedliche Dateien. Sprecht euch ab, wer A, bzw. B öffnet. Nur wenn ihr zusammenarbeitet, könnt ihr die Aufgaben lösen. In Zeiten von Corona probiert es mal mit einem Telefon- oder Videochat.