Inglés para adolescentes: 10 amazing facts about Australia

10 hechos sorprendentes sobre Australia en inglés para que los estudiantes de secundaria aprendan de forma divertida

Te invitamos a leer 10 datos asombrosos sobre Australia en inglés: 10 amazing facts about Australia. Una lectura muy interesante, elaborada por la redacción de la revista para aprender inglés I Love English, basado en el contenido que pueden leer en el número 342 de la revista (abril 2022).

Esta lectura en inglés para adolescentes ayudará a los jóvenes entre 12 y 15 años a mejorar su nivel de inglés y además, aprenderán un montón de curiosidades las distintas razas de perros.

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10 amazing facts about Australia: 10 datos sorprendentes sobre Australia

10 amazing facts about Australia for students 

1. Australia is the sixth-largest country in the world. With a land mass close to 7.7 million square kilometres, it has three different time zones! It also has fascinating landscapes and ecosystems, beautiful landmarks, and stunning beaches and islands.

2. There are 6 states in Australia (Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, New South Wales, Western Australia and South Australia). The most populated one is New South Wales. Queensland is known to Australians as the "Sunshine State" and home to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef!

3. The beautiful Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world. It is 2,300 km long and is in the Coral Sea. Two million people visit it every year to dive and see all sorts of exotic fish. Scientists say that coral reefs are the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. But today, the reefs are in danger due to pollution and climate change.

4. Australia is the driest inhabited continent in the world: 70% of it is arid or semi-arid. The vast, dry region in the interior of the country is known as "The Outback". One desert attraction is Uluru, a huge sandstone rock in the Northern Territory that seems to glow red at dawn and at sunset.

5. Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is predicted to be around 600 million years old, i.e. twice as old as the dinosaurs! It has caves with rock art 30,000 years old. Uluru is sacred to the Aboriginal people of "First Australians".

6. Australia is the world?s largest island, with 34,000 km of coastline, and its biggest cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth are on the coast. 50% of Australians live within 7 km of the sea. Canberra is the capital, but the largest city is Sydney. It?s a city with famous beaches for surfing, such as Bondi Beach. And it?s the only city in the world with an opera house.

7. Sydney Opera House, in Sydney Harbour, is one of Australia?s iconic buildings and most popular tourist attractions. It is shaped like the sails of a boat. Many concerts and events take place there with 2000 performances a year presented by Australia?s national opera company.

8. More than 80% of the country?s animals are unique to Australia. The koala, for example, is found only in Australia and is the country?s symbol. A solitary marsupial, the koala spends most of its time eating eucalyptus leaves and sleeping. Australia is also home to the kangaroo, the wombat, the dingo... and more than 755 species of reptile!

9. Cricket is the most popular sport in Australia because it is widely played across the country all year round, but especially from the months of September to April. The game is also very exciting because it requires skill and teamwork.

10. Cathy Freeman was the first Aboriginal person to win an individual gold medal in the 400-metre race at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. Her talent brought new attention to Aboriginal peoples and the inferior conditions they live in within Australia.

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