The Land Downunder

Big image

Mainland Australia is the world's largest Island but smallest continent, it is governed as a single country. Australia has a population of almost 23 million people; for comparison, the USA has a population of 300 million! Australia is located in the southern hemisphere, southeast of Asia.

Can you locate Australia on the map to the right?

What are the surrounding oceans?

Like all countries in the southern hemisphere, Australia's seasons are opposite those of the northern hemisphere (where we live!).

December-February is summer

March-May is autumn

June-August is winter

September to November is spring

What do you think the weather is like today in Australia?

What season is it in Australia?

Let's visit the Bureau of Meteorology website to find out...see if you notice anything different about their temperature readings!

Big image

See the climate map below to get an idea of what types of terrain exist in Australia.

Big image
Big image

Australian Expressions You Will Need to Practice!

Here’s a list of 10 Australian slang words you should know.

cya this arvo – See you this afternoon.

Cya this arvo in class!

daks – pants

I got some new daks yesterday at the shop.

dunnie – toilet, bathroom

D’ya know where the dunnie is, mate?

earbashing – constant chatter/talking

Her earbashing while I tried to study was driving me crazy!

fair dinkum – genuine, real

Anna’s a fair dinkum Aussie.

heaps – a lot, lots

Thanks heaps for your help.

hooroo – goodbye

Hooroo mate, see ya tomorrow.

rellies – relatives

The rellies are in town this weekend and we’re going to the beach.

spiffy – great-looking

Those blue thongs are pretty spiffy, I think I’ll buy them.

thong – flip flops

I need a new pair of thongs, these are about to break.

The Ten Things I loved About Australia!

Big image

This is where I went to school

Big image

Do you know what this is?

A boomerang is a thrown tool, designed to spin about an axis perpendicular to the direction of its flight. A returning boomerang is designed to be thrown in a closed arch path, which returns to the thrower.Boomerangs have been historically used for hunting, as well as sport, and entertainment.