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1 Australia the sixth largest country in the world.

2 Less than 20 million people live there.

3 Aborigines arrived in Australia 10,000 years ago.

4 Abel Tasman discovered Australia in the 17th century.

5 In the 18th century the British explorer James Cook claimed the land for Britain.

6 At first Australia was used as a prison. Criminals from Britain were sent there.

7 The British influence is still very strong: the official language is English cars drive on the left the national game is cricket

8 Australia was cut off from the rest of the world for a long time. These animals are found only in Australia. the kangaroo the koala the wombat the platypus the kiwi the Australian devil the emu

9 Australia has some of the most dangerous animals in the world so children have to learn first aid for spider and snake bites. poisonous snakes and spiders saltwater crocodiles sharks poisonous jellyfish

10 The largest city is Sydney. Harbour Bridge Opera House

11 Canberra is the capital of Australia.

12 Most Australians live in the south-east corner between Sydney and Melbourne.

13 Most of the land (90%) is dry. Australians call the dry area the outback.

14 There some huge farms there with millions of sheep and cattle.

15 Children who live on the farms study at home with the School of the Air. They talk to their teachers by the Internet and webcams.

16 There is a „flying doctor” service. The doctors come to remote farms by plane.

17 Australia is a rich country. Australians produce: meat fruit vegetables wool wine

18 Australia is rich in: gold silver iron copper coal diamonds opal

19 The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

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