rules of the bush
Australia , irregular verbs and the superlatives
How big is Uluru?
- is 348 metres (1141 feet) high
- rises 863 metres (2,831 ft) above sea level
- is 3.6 km long (2.2 miles)
- is 1.9 km wide (1.2 miles)
- is 9.4 km or 5.8 miles around the base
- covers 3.33 km2 (1.29 miles2)
- extends about several km/miles into the ground (no-one knows exactly how far)
audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article4029Alice talks about Australia and New Zealand which are part of the Commonwealth and where part of her family has emigrated to.
audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article4495Helen had wonderful experiences during her holidays in Australia !
audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?auteur1973I was born in Sydney, Australia but I now live in France with my French husband and my 4 daughters.
audio-lingua.http://eu/spip.php?article2208Clare, an Australian woman, tells us about the cutest Australian animals : kangaroos and koalas.
Ecrire un conte, une histoire autour du thème “In the wild”
Vous pouvez vous inspirer d’autres contes en les personnalisant.
What you must respect!
Begin your story or tale with the following elements
Once upon a time, there was+ singular
Once upon a time, there were + plurial
Include vocabulary from “In the wild!”
L’ensemble des expressions doivent être utilisées.
Include the following words:
Include comparatives and superlatives:
equality: as… as
inferiority: less… than
superiority: more… than
a short adjective + er than
Include the best, the greatest, the most beautiful!
La partie narrative est au passé (prétérit). Les dialogues doivent être au présent.
Once upon a time, when the desert was very hot, there were lots of kangaroos, lots of scarlet-chested parrots, lots of dingoes, lots of platypuses and lots of wombats. We could bike, we could jog and we could go rafting in the river! It was great! Just great! A wonderful world! Then ,the White Men arrived with their convicts and it was the beginning of our tragedies! Our water got polluted, our land was transformed into poor places with dead fish! It was hell on earth! Eventually, we asked a great magician and three wise people to help us. They finally convinced all the people to change their habits and the earth started changing into paradise!
The country was bigger than China. We just loved being the first inhabitants: the Aborigenes!
There were also kangaroos and koalas everywhere in the country.
Koalas were protected and kangaroos were also given shelters …
But the white men arrived and it was the very beginning of tragedies: pollution could be seen everywhere!
Eventually, the land was protected just as in Amazonia! We found a magician who could stop the dishonest people!
They were no longer allowed to do what they wanted with our beautiful sand! They were not no longer allowed to throw
rockets in the sky! We won the battle! Yes, we did!
Once upon a time, there were lots of very good friends who were having a great time together!
-Let us hop on the bus! Let us walk past the rocks!
-Let us go to Australia on the campsite!
-Let us do that!
-Look at the snakes and the kangaroos! here they are!
-Well, unfortunately, there are no kangaroos! They’ve all gone!
-Now, let us go and have dinner!
-Greetings! All the best!
Australia is hot, as hot as Africa! But we love living there!
Once upon a time, there was a very beautiful sky and one of the most beautiful sun you have ever seen!
There were also birds which were singing in the air! But it was a dangerous place to be! Yes, indeed, it was!
You had to be be careful and avoid snakes! We just hopped on the bus in order to stay away from marsupials
which are less beautiful than kangaroos, because kangaroos could be seen everywhere in Australia!
At night, one had to be very careful because one can be bitten by snakes!
One had to build shelters so that children could sleep pleasantly and play and cook and clean up the dishes!
Then one had to wake up and build up a fire because we wanted to have sausages for lunch.
The sausage was better than the fish!
In Australia, the sun was as beautiful in the South as in the North! It was paradise!
There were lots of places to visit. Finally, we went back to France and we left the kangaroos and koalas!
We eventually got the opportunity to take photographs of the big koalas. They looked great and so cute!
We had fun! Thanks, Australia!
-Hey! How are you today!
-I’ m fine! Thanks! How was your trip to Australia?
-Oh! That’s great!
-Go ahead! Tell me more about it!
-Alright! You hop off the bus and the land is just wonderful! You walk past the rocks, you have a picnic and paradise is at hand!
In the afternoon, you can watch marsupials but you must stay away from them… You have to be very careful!
You can build a shelter next to a campfire!
-Well, we will speak about it later on, Mum is calling me! I must go!
-Goodbye! See you! Hugs and kisses, you are my best friend!
-Yes, good bye, sweetie!