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My First Ride on. a. The. Ghan. Sydney Opera House. 澳大利亚联邦（ The Commonwealth of Australia ）. by air. by sea. Check the meaning of these words and match some of the words with these definitions.
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My First Ride on a The Ghan
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Check the meaning of these words and match some of the words with these definitions. abandoned camels cassette clouds colourful desert diamonds distance experts famous farms fields food government law meal midnight passengers products recently sand scenery shine shoot soil supply weather 1. an area of land where it is always dry 2. valuable stones 3. people who travel on a train, bus or plane 4. you find this on beaches 5. white or grey things made of water in the sky 6. where plants grow desert diamonds passengers sand clouds soil / fields / farms
My First Ride on a Train What is the passage about? a train ride to Sydney taking the train to Australia traveling to the central part of Australia a child visiting her grandmother How many parts can we divide the passage into? What is each about ?
A. the origin of the Ghan train and the means of transport for traveling a long distance in the past . • B. when and where their travel took place. • the scenery all the journey. Paragraph 1 She tells She describes Sheexplains Paragraph 1 Paragraph 2 Paragraph 2 Paragraph 3 Paragraph 3 Paragraph 4 Paragraph 4 Paragraph 5 Paragraph 6 Paragraph 5 Paragraph 6
Read the passage again carefully and answer the questions 1. Did Alice travel on the train a long time ago? 2. Was her destination on the coast of Australia? 3. Was the scenery the same during the whole journey? 4. Did she study while she was on the train? 5. Did the Australians use horses to travel to the central part of the country? 6. Do they still use camels to deliver goods? Recently Alice travelled on a long-distance train. Her destination was the central part of Australia. The scenery was not the same during the whole journey. She read books and listened to her Chinese cassettes while she was on the train. The Australians used camels to travel to the central part of the country. They don’t use camels to deliver goods now.
Read the passage again carefully and fill in the gap Alice Thompson made her first long-distance train ride at the age of _____. She got on in _______ and got off in Alice Springs. They ate meals cooked by _______. They saw fields, soil, desert and _____________ farms which were built over 100 years ago. On the train, Alice talked to other ___________ and studied Chinese. She watched the night sky and found stars, which shone like__________. Why is the train called the Ghan? It is short for _____________. The Afghans trained the ________ to carry food and supplies. They did this until _________, when the ____________ built a new railway line. 18 Sydney experts abandoned passengers diamonds Afghanistan camels government the 1920s