What are we going to do today • True History Of The Kelly Gang - Peter Carey • Short Story • Simplified Short Story and exercise series • History • LinguisticdifferencesbetweenBrE and AuE • Literature
Short story • The bloke from Snowy River – Graham Lawrence
Simplified short story How did we simplify the story? • Short simple sentences • References to certain words • Replace typical Australian words with standard British words • References to certain expressions
Exercise series (about simplified version) Pre-reading exercises: • Predicting the story • Word list (typical Australian) 1 • During reading: • Word list (from the text) • Questions about story • Post-reading • Summary about the story • Project: poster 2 3 Exercises
How did English came to Australia • Aboriginals • James Cook 1770 • The First Fleet 1788 • The Irish rebellion 1798 • American English influence nowadays
Linguistic differences between BrE and AuE. Pronunciation • Add an /əʊ/ at the end of a word Example: Journo (as in journalist) • /ɔɪ/ instead of /aɪ/ • Stretching of vowel sounds • /ə/ often replaces /ɪ/ Example: hospital /hɒspətl/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yne47nDW1lM
Linguistic differences between BrE and AuE. Vocabulary: BrE AuE • Cotton candy <-> Fairy floss • Jello <-> Jelly • Sweater <-> Jumper • Musquitos <-> Muzzies • Break <-> Smoko • Afternoon <-> Arvo
LinguisticdifferencesbetweenBrE and AuE. Grammar: • Youse (plural form of singular “you”) • “But” at the end of a sentence instead of “though” Example: I don’t want it but. • Use of mustn’t instead of can’t Example: He mustn’t have seen me. • Idioms Example: Scarces as rocking-horse manure.
Waltzing Matilda A mix of all the examples we have just given: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwvazMc5EfE
Literature Famous authors • Bob Ellis - Australian writer of more than 15 books on politics, journalism, satire, war, and history. • Thomas Keneally - Popular Australian writer of novels and Book Prize winner. • Peter Carey - won the Australian born author who won the Booker Prize twice.
Literature Poets • Henry Lawson • Ivan Donn Carswell • Dorothea Mackeller • Les Murray
Andy's Gone With Cattle - Henry Lawson Fertility of the soil Economy Our Andy's gone to battle now 'Gainst Drought, the red marauder; Our Andy's gone with cattle now Across the Queensland border. He's left us in dejection now; Our hearts with him are roving. It's dull on this selection now, Since Andy went a-droving. Who now shall wear the cheerful face In times when things are slackest? And who shall whistle round the place When Fortune frowns her blackest? Oh, who shall cheek the squatter now When he comes round us snarling? His tongue is growing hotter now Since Andy cross'd the Darling. The gates are out of order now, In storms the `riders' rattle; For far across the border now Our Andy's gone with cattle. Poor Aunty's looking thin and white; And Uncle's cross with worry; And poor old Blucher howls all night Since Andy left Macquarie. Oh, may the showers in torrents fall, And all the tanks run over; And may the grass grow green and tall In pathways of the drover; And may good angels send the rain On desert stretches sandy; And when the summer comes again God grant 'twill bring us Andy. The crops Symbolises that the soil is too dry Fall of the economy
Take a quess • Ambo • Bathers • Bludger • Brick shit house • Franger • Jumbuck • Mystery bag • Vee dub • Ambulance • Swimming costume • Lazy person • Very strong bloke • Condom • Sheep • Sausage • Volkswagen
Exercise for high school • Let your students use the word list they have made in the ‘during reading’ exercises. • Give them a piece of paper. • Let them write down the words on the sheet (make sure that there is enough space in between) • Let them draw a picture that goes with each word.