Australia/Dangerous Animals

Aus ZUM-Unterrichten
Wechseln zu: Navigation, Suche

Interactive exercises

Dangerous animals

Stonefish in Red Sea (with flash).jpg Stonefish
Textile cone (cropped).JPG Textile Cone
(killer snail)
Casuarius casuarius -Prague Zoo, Czech Republic -head-8a.jpg Cassowary
Sydney funnel web spider.jpg Funnel Web Spider
Hapalochlaena lunulata.JPG Blue-Ringed Octopus
Carybdea branchi9.jpg Box Jelly Fish
Great White Shark (14730744390).jpg Shark
Brown snake - victoria australia.jpg Brown Snake
Saltwater crocodile.jpg Saltwater Crocodile

Urban Legends from Australia

Fill in the gaps. Be careful some of the gaps need Participle Constructions!

This is a true story a friend of a friend experienced in his Australia holiday:

Two American tourists were driving (drive) on deserted roads through the bush when they accidentally hit a large kangaroo.

Getting (get) out of the car, they realized that the kangaroo had died in the accident.

Being (be) so drunk, though, they propped up the kangaroo, its lifeless head bouncing (bounce) from one side to the other, dressed it in one of their new jackets, and took pictures of themselves with their arms around it.

Ater a few minutes of picture-taking, the guys were shocked when it seemed that the kangaroo came back to life! It turns out that the poor kangaroo wasn't dead, but it had passed out, and when it came back to consciousness started to box with the drunken guys! It actually broke one guy's jaw!! It then hopped(hop) away into the landscape.

The men couldn't drive their rented car, as the keys were in the green jacket, which was still on the kangaroo, so they had to walk (must, walk) back to the tournament. A little while later, a pack of kangaroos was seen in the distance, one of them wearing(wear) the green jacket.

This is a true story a friend of a friend experienced in his Australia holiday:

Two American tourists were driving (drive) on deserted roads through the bush when they accidentally hit a large kangaroo.

Getting (get) out of the car, they realized that the kangaroo had died in the accident.

Being (be) so drunk, though, they propped up the kangaroo, its lifeless head bouncing (bounce) from one side to the other, dressed it in one of their new jackets, and took pictures of themselves with their arms around it.

Ater a few minutes of picture-taking, the guys were shocked when it seemed that the kangaroo came back to life! It turns out that the poor kangaroo wasn't dead, but it had passed out, and when it came back to consciousness started to box with the drunken guys! It actually broke one guy's jaw!! It then hopped(hop) away into the landscape.

The men couldn't drive their rented car, as the keys were in the green jacket, which was still on the kangaroo, so they had to walk (must, walk) back to the tournament. A little while later, a pack of kangaroos was seen in the distance, one of them wearing(wear) the green jacket.


The Whale Museum in Eden

Put in the correct forms - Active or Passive - all tenses!

I arrived (arrive) in Eden, where signs to the Killer Whale Museum had been displayed ()(display). So I decided to go there because I was tired (to tire) after the long car trip:

I toured (tour) the museum, and looked especially at the photos and skeletons of old killer whales. The story of what the museum called "A Modern Jonah" was certainly fascinating - but I found it hard to believe.

{{{1}}}


Put in the correct forms - Active or Passive - all tenses!

While they were working(work) in the bay in 1891, whalers harpooned a huge whale. It was badly hurt(bad, hurt), but it was still alive, and it came up out of the water and broke the boat full of whalers to pieces.

Afterwards two men couldn't be found (can not, find).

Hours later, when the sun was going down, the whale came up again and died(die). The whalers took it and began their work on it. Suddenly they noticed strange movements ' from the whale's body. They cut it open and one of their missing mates, James Bartley, was found(find) inside the whale. He was unconscious, but he had survived – after fifteen long hours inside the whale's stomach.

James Bartley was seriously ill for two weeks. He lost his hair and was nearly blind. It was a month before he could speak again. Then he told his mates how it had happened. He had fallen into the whale's mouth, and had felt its huge teeth as he slipped down its throat into its stomach, where fish were swimming around. James Bartley's skin was a deadly white for the rest of his life. He lived another eighteen years.

While they were working(work) in the bay in 1891, whalers harpooned a huge whale. It was badly hurt(hurt ist das Verb, Wer hat hier etwas gemacht? bad ist hier ein Adverb, dass das Verb näher beschreibt), but it was still alive, and it came up out of the water and broke the boat full of whalers to pieces.

Afterwards two men couldn't be found (can not, find).

Hours later, when the sun was going down, the whale came up again and died. The whalers took it and began their work on it. Suddenly they noticed strange movements from the whale's body. They cut it open and found one of their missing mates, James Bartley, inside the whale. He was unconscious, but he had survived –after fifteen long hours inside the whale's stomach. James Bartley was seriously ill for two weeks. He lost his hair and was nearly blind. It was a month before he could speak again. Then he told his mates how it had happened. He had fallen into the whale's mouth, and had felt its huge teeth as he slipped down its throat into its stomach, where fish were swimming around. James Bartley's skin was a deadly white for the rest of his life. He lived another eighteen years.