高中英语阅读理解与写作 《澳大利亚国庆日》
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Australia Day is a public holiday in Australia. It is celebrated on January 26 every year. Australia Day has been celebrated

since 1800s. Australia Day celebrates the

arrival of the First Fleet. There were 18 ships

in the First Fleet. They came from Great

Britain to Australia.

Australia day is the most popular holiday in Australia.

Communities hold events to show their pride. There

are concerts, parties, fireworks and other events to

celebrate.

The Prime Minister announces the Australian of the

Year on the eve of Australia Day. This goes to the

Australian who has made an "important contribution to

the Australian community and nation and is an important

role model for the Australian people".

Vocabulary Look the words up in your dictionary and write their meanings in your language public: ______________

celebrate: ________________ arrive:______________

fleet:____________________ ship:_______________

popular:__________________ community: ___________

hold:____________________ event:______________

pride:___________________ show:_______________

concert:_________________ announce:____________

important:_______________ contribution:__________

nation:___________________ Answer the following questions

1. When is Australia day celebrated?

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2. What does Australia Day celebrate?

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3. How many ships were there in the First Fleet?

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4. What do people do on Australia Day?

_______________________________________________

5. Who becomes the Australian of the Year? _______________________________________________

Put the words in an order to make sentences.

1. public / Australia / Day / holiday / is / Australia / a / in / . /

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2. Day / the / celebrates / Australia / First / arrival / of / the / Fleet/ . _____________________________________________

3. Australia / They / from / Great / came / Britain / to / . /

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4. popular / Australia / in / holiday / Australia / the / is / Day/ most/ . / _____________________________________________

5. celebrate / fireworks / are / parties, / There / concerts, / and / to / . _____________________________________________

What did you do on Australia Day? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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