1) Вы проводите информационный поиск в ходе выполнения проектной работы. Определите, в каком из текстов A — F содержатся ответы на интересующие Вас вопросы 1 — 7. Один из вопросов останется без ответа.1.
In what way аге Australian Christmas decorations different?2.
What special dishes are served for Christmas dinner?3.
The name of what dish is connected with Russia?4.
What tradition became an action uniting people?5.
What tradition in Australia has Russian roots?6.
What makes Christmas in Australia different from that in northern countries?7.
Why are Australians more careful than tourists?A.
Christmas in Australia is not like anywhere else! Everything is topsy turvy since December is one of the hottest months of the year. But the Australians have a great time anyway. Those who live near the coast go to the beach on Christmas day. They have a swim, play cricket or volleyball, surf or just sit around with family and friends enjoying Christmas dinner. Santa Claus arrives at Australian beaches on a surfboard — quite a change from sliding down a chimney! And since the weather is hot he often wears a swimsuit or funny baggy shorts. Christmas is a great time for kids and students —it’s the beginning of their summer holidays.B.
Many Christmas decorations and symbols are the same as in Great Britain or the USA: Christmas trees (usually plastic), Dickensian images of turkeys and plum puddings, snow scenes... But among the decorations you can also see toy kangaroos and koala bears in Santa hats or red scarves! And instead of holly and mistletoe the Australians often use local plants — Christmas bush and Christmas bell.C.
As with Christmas anywhere, families have their own traditions. In spite of the heat many Australians still have traditional hot Christmas meal. This usually includes roast turkey and a flaming Christmas pudding with a tasty brandy sauce. Others prefer a more sensible meal of seafood or cold ham, turkey and salads. For tourists with a taste for the unusual, roast emu, crocodile, kangaroo and possum can be found in some Australian restaurants.D.
One unique and excellent Australian dessert is the Pavlova — a light cake made of meringue, cream and fruit. This light, fruity pie is the national dessert of both New Zealand and Australia. (They say it was invented to celebrate Anna Pavlova’s visit to New Zealand in 1926 and Australia in 1929.)E.
Australia is also the home of Carols by Candlelight, a tradition started by Norman Hanks, a radio announcer, in 1937. One day Banks saw a lonely woman listening to a Christmas carol by candlelight. He decided to do something to relieve the loneliness some people felt during the holidays. Today, Carols by Candlelight is held each Christmas Eve and involves tens of thousands of people. They spread blankets on the ground, light their candles and sing Christmas songs together.F.
Tourists tend to celebrate Christmas on the beach and the most popular beach is Sydney’s Bondi Beach Australia — it gets crowded with backpackers and Christmas celebrations which last the whole day. How do we know that they are travellers? Australians don’t bake themselves in the sun anymore, since they’ve become more aware of the risks of skin cancer than they were 20 years ago. There is a large hole in the ozone layer above Australia and New Zealand, which is why the sun here is so dangerous. When you see a beach full of sunbakers like on the photo here, it means the beach is mainly full of tourists.