Australia Day – level 2

05-02-2018 15:00

Australia Day is on January 26th which is the day when the British came to Sydney in 1788. Australians held both celebrations and protests with parades, Aboriginal dances and citizenship ceremonies, which are the final step of becoming an Australian citizen.

On the other hand, many people call 26th January Invasion Day. Tens of thousands of people met in Melbourne where they protested for equal rights for Aboriginal people.

Difficult words: parade (an event when people walk in the street to celebrate something), Aboriginal (related to the Aboriginal people – the people who were already living in Australia when the Europeans came), equal rights (if people have equal rights, they can do same things, have the same protection and respect).

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