Australia’s Uluru National Park has been forced to close after record amounts of rainfall have made conditions in the area very dangerous.
Such was the velocity of the downpour, waterfalls began appearing all over the iconic Uluru landmark – which is also known as Ayers Rock.
Parks Australia’s rangers shut-down the Uluru National Park on the 26th of Dec at 9am and presently have decided the situation is too hazardous to re-open
- What do you know about Uluru? If this answer draws a blank, then it is a great research opportunity (if means are available).
- The text uses the word velocity, what does this mean? Can you use it in your own sentence?
- Which word in the text means ‘very heavy rain’?
- Which adjectives would you use to describe a Park Ranger’s job (things he does)
- The text uses the word ‘landmark’, what is a landmark?
- What other famous landmarks do you know?
- What is your country’s most famous landmark? Why are they important?
- Which famous landmarks have you visited? Do you have a favourite? Why is it that one?
- Print out some landmark images (silhouettes would be cool). Divide the students into groups and get them to date each landmark. This can then be used to practice the past simple and past passive? (i.e. The Eiffel Tower was opened in 1889.)
- What do you know about Australia? Tell the class?
- Have you ever been there? What was it like?
- Some animals are unique to Australia; why is this? Give other examples of such happening.