Australia country profile Australia ranks as one of the best countries to live in the world by international comparisons of wealth, education, health and quality of life. The sixth-largest country by land mass, its population is comparatively small with most people living around the eastern and south-eastern coastlines. The country's first inhabitants, the Aboriginal people, are believed to have migrated from Asia tens of thousands of years before the arrival of British settlers in 1788. They now make up less than 3% of Australia's 23 million people. Years of mass immigration after the Second World War heralded sweeping demographic changes, making modern Australia one of the world's most multicultural countries. In shaping its foreign and economic policy, Australia first looked to Europe and the US but in the last 20 years has developed stronger ties with Asia. Although Australia remains part of the Commonwealth, the future role of the monarchy has been a recurring issue in politics. Image copyright Getty Images
Engelsk Football Hooliganism Hooliganism is unruly and destructive behaviour most often associated with football. It is an increasing problem in many countries. In this text we take a brief look at the problem. Animation Library Check out our animation library. Health Care Assistant in the UK Are you thinking of becoming a health care assistant when you are finished at school? Grammar - Self-Assessment Here you will find a set of interactive tasks for a grammar self-assessment. Aboriginal Australia: History, Culture, and Conflict Aboriginal AustraliaHistory and culture of Australia's indigenous peoples Who Are Aborigines? Aborigines are Australia's indigenous people. Australian Aborigines migrated from somewhere in Asia at least 30,000 years ago. "The Dreamtime" Aboriginal spirituality entails a close relationship between humans and the land. Unlike other religions, however, aboriginal belief does not place the human species apart from or on a higher level than nature. Storytelling, Art, and the Didgeridoo The oral tradition of storytelling informs aboriginals' vibrant cultural life. In the Northern Territory, aboriginal art includes sculpture, bark and rock paintings, and baskets and beadwork. Aboriginal music is often recognizable for its most famous instrument, the didgeridoo. Land Rights Movement As a result of forced assimilation, by the late 1880s most aborigines had joined white rural and urban communities. Land and property rights fueled an important civil rights movement in the 1970s.
Ancient Australian History There were eleven ships in the First Fleet. They were all small ships that included two naval ships, six convict ships and three storeships for supplies. The ships were specially built for the long eight month voyage which had to carry prison chambers for the convicts, and also carry food and animals. The animals included sheep, goats, chickens, dogs and cats, that also needed special areas to place them. The supply ships were loaded with enough supplies for the new settlement to survive for two years, after which they would have to make use of the land, local animals, and materials. The supply ships had all sorts of things such as clothes, tools, building materials (bricks, nails, ready-cut wood), cooking equipment (including some complete cast-iron stoves), plant seeds, furniture and even a portable canvas house for the governor. 2 Naval Ships: HMS Sirius HMS Supply 6 Convict Ships: Alexander Charlotte Friendship Lady Penrhyn Prince of Wales Scarborough 3 Supply Ships:
South Africa for Kids: Facts about South Africa. Written by kids for kids Here are some interesting facts about South Africa for kids which were chosen and researched by kids especially for kids. Population: 55 million people live in South Africa (2015)Capital: Pretoria "The Jacaranda City", which also often is referred to as 'Tshwane' as the municipality changed name in 2007, has got 2.3 million inhabitants.Name: Republic of South Africa, RSA, ZA ("Zuid Afrika")Government: DemocracyLanguages: 11 official languages: isiZulu, Afrikaans, English, isiXhosa, siSwati, Sesotho, Xitsonga, Sepedi, isiNdebele, Setswana, TshivendaReligion: mainly Christians and Muslims, but also Jews and other faiths.Currency: 1 South African Rand (ZAR)= 100 CentsHistory: South Africa was led by Apartheid leaders until Nelson Mandela came free from prison and became the first democratically elected leader in South Africa in 1994.National Symbols: Protea (flower), Springbok (antelope) and others. Click here.Climate: Various climatic regions. South Africa for Kids: South Africa Geography
Christmas Island Coordinates: The Territory of Christmas Island is a territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean. It has a population of 2,072 residents who live in a number of "Settlement areas" on the northern tip of the island: Flying Fish Cove (also known as Kampong), Silver City, Poon Saan, and Drumsite. The island's geographic isolation and history of minimal human disturbance has led to a high level of endemism among its flora and fauna, which is of significant interest to scientists and naturalists. 63% of its 135 square kilometres (52 sq mi) is an Australian national park. Phosphate, deposited originally as guano, has been mined on the island for many years. History First visit by Europeans Daniel Beekman made the next recorded visit, chronicled in his 1718 book, A Voyage to and from the Island of Borneo, in the East Indies. Exploration and annexation Poon Saan shops The first attempt at exploring the island was in 1857 by the crew of the Amethyst. Japanese invasion
Australia Australia's ecosystem is an unusual one because of its remote location. As a result, there are many animal species that occur here and nowhere else in the world, such as the platypus, kangaroo, echidna, and koala. Australia has 516 national parks to protect its unique plants and animals. One of Australia's most amazing sites rises like an enormous whale's back from a flat red-soil desert called the Red Center. Australia is home to many of the deadliest species of animals on the planet. There are several types of rain forests in Australia.
The School System | South Africa A child may begin schooling with grade 0 (also called reception, or grade-R) from the age of four. Grades 1 to 9 are compulsory and classified as General Education and Training (GET). Grades 11 and 12, Further Education and Training (FET), are non-compulsory; qualification at this level with a matriculation certificate is required to enter tertiary education. Some schools offer a post-matric/sixth-form level which allows students to sit for A-level exams. The three-tier system of education is as follows: Primary school: Grade 0/1 to grade 6/7 Secondary school: Grade 8 to 9 (compulsory); grade 10 to 12 (non-compulsory) Tertiary education: Universities, technical colleges This system is also referred to in phases: Foundation phase: Reception to grade 3 Intermediate phase: Grades 4 to 6 Senior phase: Grades 7 to 9 Further Education and Training (FET): Grades 10 to 12 (matriculation certificate) Higher Education (HE) Pre-Primary/Preschool Compulsory education begins at grade 1. Primary school
Coral Sea Islands Map of the Coral Sea Islands Map of the Coral Sea Islands Territory History The Coral Sea Islands were first charted in 1803; in the 1870 and 1880s the islands were mined for guano but the absence of a permanent supply of fresh water prevented long-term habitation. The territory was created in 1969 by the Coral Sea Islands Act (before, the area was considered part of Queensland) and extended in 1997 to include Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs nearly 800 km further South, already in the Tasman Sea. The two latter reefs are much closer to Lord Howe Island, New South Wales (about 150 km) than to the southernmost island of the rest of the territory, Cato Island. Geography There are about 30 separate reefs and atolls, twelve being wholly submerged or drying only during low tide, and 18 others with a total of about 51 islets and cays (18 alone on the atoll Lihou Reef), some of which are vegetated. Northwestern Group Mellish Reef Southeasterly Group Extreme South
Australia Day Australian animals and birds are favourites with children the world over, and here you can learn a... A fun collection of Australian themed colouring pages to print for the kids, including Australian... Just for Australia Day, enjoy these fun Australia Day colouring pages for younger children, showing... Celebrate Australia Day with the help of our Australia Day printables. Get ready for Australia Day or other patriotic occasions with our collection of Australia flag... Use our assorted Australia printables in the classroom or home, for Australia Day or when learning... Try our scramble puzzle of the Australian States and territories, our word search of Australian... Australia has given rise to many notable people in its history. Get inspired by our range of Australia Day crafts and general Australia-themed crafts for kids of... Scroll down to explore our Australian crafts for kids - including some aboriginal dot art, a...
How to understand the differences between British and American English Man: Hey! Nice pants! Woman: Excuse me? Man: I said nice pants. Woman: You can’t see my pants, can you? Man: Of course I can. Woman: How can you see my pants? Man: They’re on your legs! Woman: Ha. Man: Oh I er …I er actually just got back from LA! Woman: I know. Man: Yeah, I picked up some of the American words, and now I forget which ones to use! Woman: We call these “trousers” in Britain. Man: Of course we do...you know there are so many things …that’s it’s exactly a completely different language sometimes! Woman: Really? Man: Yeah! Woman: Would you like a crisp? Man: Crisps? Woman: Oh. Man: French fries! Woman: I see. Man: And you know what that is, don’t you? Woman: A fizzy drink. Man: That’s a “soda”! Woman: Hmm… Man: You know the lift over there? Woman: Yeah? Man: That’s an elevator. Woman: Oh really? Man: You know in the States, you don’t go to watch a film... Woman: You “watch a movie”! Man: Exactly! Woman: You walk on the “sidewalk”! Man: You got it! Woman: I’ve watched a lot of films...oops...movies!
States and territories of Australia All states and two of the three internal territories have their own parliaments and administer themselves; all remaining territories are administered by the federal government, but with Norfolk Island having some degree of self-government. Map showing the creation of the colonies/states and mainland territories. States and territories See also: List of State Codes Australia has had three now-defunct territories in its history: From 1926 to 1931, the Northern Territory was divided into Central Australia and North Australia, with the border at the 20th parallel of latitude. Background and overview The states originated as separate British colonies prior to Federation (in 1901). Legislative powers of the States are protected by the Australian constitution, and under the principle of federalism Commonwealth legislation only applies to the states where permitted by the constitution. Jervis Bay Territory is unique in being the only non-self-governing internal territory. See also
People, culture and lifestyle - About Australia - Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia is a product of a unique blend of established traditions and new influences. The country’s original inhabitants, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, are the custodians of one of the world’s oldest continuing cultural traditions. They have been living in Australia for at least 40 000 years and possibly up to 60 000 years. The rest of Australia’s people are migrants or descendants of migrants who have arrived in Australia from about 200 countries since Great Britain established the first European settlement at Sydney Cove in 1788. In 1945, Australia’s population was around 7 million people and was mainly Anglo–Celtic. Today Australia has a population of nearly 23 million people. Many of the people who have come to Australia since 1945 were motivated by a commitment to family, or a desire to escape poverty, war or persecution. Migrants have enriched almost every aspect of Australian life, from business to the arts, from cooking to comedy and from science to sport.
Realia (forts.) - engelska - åk8 Ansvarig/Ansvariga: Maggie MorkosNär, under vilka veckor? HT13: v.34-43 Vad? Realia (english speaking country) : Australia En allsidig språkinlärning via realia. Huvudsyftet är att lära sig så mycket som möjligt om engelsktalande länder. Nu jobbar vi på att avsluta projektet genom att få feedback på uppsatsen, förbättra den och visa det genom att redovisa om sitt tema muntligt. Frågeställning (och följdfrågor): Vi startar projektet med dessa frågor: - Vad kan jag om Australien? Under projektetsgång jobba vi vidare med dessa frågor: - Vad kan vi lära oss om engelska språket? - Hur skiljer sig Australien från Sverige? Centralt innehåll från kursplanen: Vi kommer att jobba med: Levnadsvillkor, traditioner, sociala relationer och kulturella företeelser i olika sammanhang och områden där engelska används. Kunskapskrav, aktuella delar av matrisen: Se nedan för aktuella delar av matrisen som bedöms samt gradering inom förmågorna Hur? Hur ska vi arbeta? Tidsplan, när ska vi göra vad? v.37-38 - Redovisningar