English Across the Curriculum

Discover Australia

Writing Tasks

Task 1

You admire Australia and have heard so much about the opportunities that the country offers, so you have decided to emigrate "down under". Besides filling out a form with your personal  data, you are required to email the immigration officials.

In this email (200 - 300 words) , you should

    • tell the immigration authorities about yourself
    • explain what kind of special skills  you have that the country needs
    • write about why you want to live and work in Australia



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Task 2

You are on a three-week adventure trip to Australia. On this fascinating trip, you have decided to write a diary.  

Write three diary entries (about 100 words each).  You should

    • describe a day that, in your opinion, was the most fascinating
    • write about one of the not so pleasant experiences in your trip
    • write about special people who you have met in Australia

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