Australia: a country rapidly changing

Reading and related activities focusing on a simplified version of a BBC news article reporting the results of the 2021 Australian Census. Ideal for practising reading strategies including:  relating images to text, using headings, skimming, scanning and using context to predict. My (Australian) students found it challenging but were engaged in the content. Lots of possible ways it could lead into other written and oral activities. Numbers and a graph involved so can also be used to revise numeracy concepts such as percentages and extracting information from graphs.

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Includes two separate sets of questions (each of 2 pages) differentiated for for Level 1 and Level 2 (or Australian equivalents): cloze exercises,  comprehension and vocabulalry questions, a maths question, discussion prompts and more. Written for an Australian audience but useful for UK FS too.

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