Australia - the Island Continent (listening)

Australia – the island continent

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  1. Australia is made up of 6 states, 2 territories and some small islands.In the text: The country is made up of 6 states (New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland), 2 territories (The Northern Territory and The Australian Capital Territory) and some small islands.
  2. English is not the official language of Australia.In the text: … although Australia has no official language everyone speaks English.
  3. There is an average of 22.8 people per square kilometer.In the text There is an average of 2.8 people per square kilometer.

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Australia – the island continent

Australia, officially called The Commonwealth of Australia, is also known as The Land Down Under, Oz or Aussie. It is the smallest continent in the world but the sixth biggest country and is sometimes called the world's biggest island. The country is made up of 6 states (New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland), 2 territories (The Northern Territory and The Australian Capital Territory) and some small islands.

Australian people are called Australians or Aussies and although Australia has no official language, everyone speaks English. Australian English is different from British and American English and Australians have a distinctive accent and unusual slang and vocabulary.

The population of Australia is around 22.9 million and most people live in large cities along the coast line. There is an average of 2.8 people per square kilometer.

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