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Unit A
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3 • Neighbourhoods, cities and villages

Dreaming city stories
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How can Australian cities be reconciled with the world’s oldest living culture?



Retrouvez une banque d'audios et de vidéos authentiques en lien avec cette thématique.

A plane of the Qantas Airline Company, 2011.

Toolbox

Toolbox
  • celebrate a culture (exp.)
  • remind s.o of sth. (exp.)
  • indigenous / native (adj.) / the Aborigines /ˌæbəˈrɪdʒɪniz/ (n.)
  • aboriginal art / dot painting (n.)
  • contrast (between ... and ...) (n.)
  • yananyi → aboriginal word for “travelling”

Get ready!

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1
Look at the vocabulary mindmap below.
a. Find a title for each box.

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2

3
4

5


b. In groups of four, each of you selects four words from the mind map and finds illustrations of them to create a page of a picture book for children.

c. Go to the map of Australia, and memorise as many places as possible.

2
Look at the picture. What strikes you?


3
a. Watch the video. Be ready to present it.
Workbook p. 38
b. What does it reveal about the way modern Australian cities consider the Indigenous culture?
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4
PAIR WORK
Discuss the brainstorming questions.

5
IDIOM
Read the idiom of the week below. With the photo and the note, guess its meaning and rephrase it.

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Let's learn!

Pictionary

Memorise as many words from the mind map as you can, select one and make it guess to the others by drawing it.


Sticks

IDIOM of the week!


Living out in the sticks

Living out in the sticks

In Australia, “The sticks” (or “Sticksville”) refer to the middle of nowhere, beyond the outskirts of town.

Brainstorming question

1
How indigenous Australians are integrated in Australian cities?

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Brainstorming question

2
What about their art and culture?
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Australia:
a land of contrast


Australia: a land of contrast

1
  • swamp in the bush (exp.)
  • waterhole / pound (n.)
  • billabong (n.)
  • moon / sun (n.)
  • island / ocean (n.)
  • hills ≠ mountains (n.)
  • sea coast / desert (n.)
  • rain / storm (n.)

2
  • "Mod'oz" or "fusion cuisine" (exp.) combining British, Aboriginal, Mediterranean and Asian influences.
  • outdoor activities (exp.) (camping, hiking, fishing and hunting...)
  • barbecues or "barbies" (n.)
  • sports (n.) (surfing, Australian football...)

3
  • dingo (n.)
  • echidna /ɪˈkɪdnə/ (n.)
  • emu /ˈiːmjuː/ / ostrich (n.)
  • koala (n.)
  • kangaroo / wallaby (n.)
  • platypus (n.)
  • possum (n.)
  • sugar glider (n.)
  • wombat (n.)

4
  • didgeridoo (n.)
  • dot painting (n.)
  • fruit gathering (n.)
  • rock engraving (n.)
  • traditional ceremonies (n.)
  • tribes (n.)
  • the Dreamtime (n.pr.) = time when the world was created

5
  • blue‑ringed octopus (n.)
  • box jellyfish (n.)
  • bull shark (n.)
  • deadly snakes, the eastern brown snake, the coastal taipan, the death adder (n.)
  • funnel web spider (n.)
  • giant bats (n.)
  • irukandji jellyfish (n.)
  • red back spider (n.)
  • saltwater estuary crocodile (n.)

On your way to the task - Step 1


Create a timeline poster for National Sorry Day.

Step 2


Write a Wikipedia introductory paragraph.

Step 3


Write a mini-Dreamtime story about Australia.

Your final project


Write a tale on the Aboriginal model to explain how your city (or an element of your city) was created.
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