TRAVELLING TO AUSTRALIA
TEACHER: Good morning, dear children! Today we will talk about Australia. The Commonwealth of Australia is a country that situated on the Australian continent and on the island of Tasmania and many small islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The capital of this country is Canberra. The official language is English…
PUPIL 1: What has happened?
PUPIL 2: Is she sleeping? Wow! I have got an idea!
PUPIL 3: What are you talking about?
PUPIL 41: I have got a magic lamp of traveling! Let’s try it!
PUPILS: Yes, let’s try!!!!
PUPILS: Magic lamp, let’s go to Australia!
29 April 1770
JAMES COOK: Come on! Hurry up! Don’t be so lazy! I am the captain and you must obey me! Go on!
SAILOR 1: But we can not! We are tired, thirsty and hungry! May we have a rest?
JAMES COOK: No!!!
SAILOR 2: Oh? what is that? Sir, I can see something over there!
SAILOR 3: Yes, yes, there is something and we can eat!
JAMES COOK: Stop! Don’t move! I am the captain and must be the first! …
It smells wonderful! Oh, tasty! Come here, you can eat it too…
(They are eating, drinking and lying to sleep)
ABORIGINE 1: What is there? I can not understand!
ABORIGINE 2: Where is our food? And what are those?
ABORIGINE 3: If we have nothing to eat, let’s eat them! May be they are rare animals we do not know! (racing after sailors)
SAILOR 4: Please, don’t eat us, we are friends.
SAILOR 1: I can not understand what do they want?
SAILOR 2: I want to go home!
JAMES COOK: Stop! Let`s talk! We are not enemies, we are friends!
We sailed here to draw a map of your country and to know something about your life. Look here! Here is a peace document that we wanted to sign with you!
ABORIGINE 4: OK! We believe you! Be our guests! Let`s sit and talk.
SAILOR 3: We sailed twice around your place, we mapped it and noticed a lot of unknown animals, reptiles, insects and plants.
SAILOR 4: We would like to know something about your life.
ABORIGENE 1: Human habitation of Australia has begun between 42,000 and 48,000 years ago possibly with the migration of people from Southeast Asia.
ABORIGENE 2: We are hunter-gatherers with a complex oral culture and spiritual values based on reverence for the land and a belief in the Dreamtime.
ABORIGENE 3: Although most of Australia is a desert, it includes a diverse range of habitats from alpine heaths to tropical rainforest, and recognized as a megadeverse country.
ABORIGENE 4: Australian forests contain a wide variety of eucalyptus trees. Most plants are evergreen and many are adapted to fire and drought.
ABORIGENE 1: Among well-known Australian fauna are echidna, kangaroo, koala, wombat, crocodiles, emu and kookaburra. There are many dangerous animals, for example, snakes.
PUPIL 1: Good day! Excuse us, we would like to meet with you.
ABORIGENE 2: Who are you?
PUPIL 2: We are from future. You don`t believe, of course, but it is true.
ABORIGENE 3: How did you get here?
PUPIL 3: We`ve got a magic lamp and we wanted to know more about your country.
PUPIL 4: But we can tell you about your future.
ABORIGENES: Oh, yes, yes!
PUPIL 1: On 1 January 1901 the 6 colonies will become a federation and the Commonwealth of Australia will be formed.
PUPIL 2: The capitals of the states will be Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. The national`s capital city will be Canberra.
PUPIL 3: The population will be 22 million. Australia will be a developed country with a multicultural society.
PUPIL 4: It will be a member of the United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, South Pacific Forum and the World Trade Organization.
TEACHER: Oh, my God! Children, you are all right! Thanks to God!
Where have you been? I have looked for you everywhere! Then I found this strange lamp…
ABORIGENE 1: So, if everything is OK, let`s sign our peaceful document and sing our Australian song all together!!!!!!!
Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We've golden soil and wealth for toil,
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in Nature's gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history's page, let every stage
Advance Australia fair!
In joyful strains then let us sing,
"Advance Australia fair!"
Beneath our radiant southern Cross,
We'll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who've come across the seas
We've boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To advance Australia fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing
"Advance Australia fair!"