Climate and Wildlife Australia lies in the Southern Hemisphere, where winter comes in July and summer begins in December. Most of the territory is dry and hot.
AnimalsAnimals Australia has an extraordinary collection of birds and animals. Many of them are found only there: the emu and the kangaroo. The kangaroo is perhaps the best known of Australias animals. Australia has an extraordinary collection of birds and animals. Many of them are found only there: the emu and the kangaroo. The kangaroo is perhaps the best known of Australias animals.
The koala resembles a teddy-bear and eats only the leaves of eucalyptus trees.
The dingo is a wild dog which is yellowish brown.
Birds The emu is one of the largest birds in the world. It cannot fly but is a good runner.
Is another curious bird that is often called the laughing jackass. The kookaburra
Kookaburra Kookaburra sits on an old gum tree. Merry,merry king of the bush is he. Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra, Happy your life must be. Kookaburra
Bananas, grapes,,pears, peaches, apricots, apples, citrous fruits are grown in Australia.
Grapes Most of South Australia is too dry for farming. Fruits are grown along the lower part of the Murray River.
TEST (True. False.) 1.The hottest season in Australia is summer. 2.The bird that cannot fly is the emu. 3.The capitol of Australia is Sydney. 4.Most of the country is desert. 5.The koala looks like a nice soft teddy-bear. 6.The name of the Australias wild dog is bingo. 7.All parts of Australia receive enough rain.
QUESTIONS 1.Is Australia an island or a continent? 2.How many countries are situated on the island? 3.What is the capital of Australia? 4.What other big cities are there? 5.When does summer begin in Australia? 6.When does winter begin in Australia? 7.What Australias bird is the largest in the world?
ANSWERS 1.An island and a continent. 2.One. 3.Canberra. 4.Sydney,Melbourn,Adalaide,Perth. 5.December. 6.July. 7.Emu.