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Title: Australian Society and Culture


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Australian Society and Culture
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Sport
  • In Australia, sport is very popular, especially
    watching sport.
  • Different parts of Australia have different
    sports which people prefer, but sport is popular
    everywhere.
  • Australian people follow closely the sporting
    competitions, and often know many details about
    the teams that they follow and the players, and
    spend a lot of time talking about them in daily
    life.

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Australian Rules Football
  • In the south of Australia, especially in
    Victoria, the sport of Australian Rules football
    is played in the winter time.
  • In this sport, there is an oval shaped ball,
    which can be kicked or handballed to other
    players or through the goals.
  • Each side tries to kick the ball between the
    large posts at one end, as this is six points.
  • If the ball goes to the side between the smaller
    posts it is one point.

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Australian Rules Football
  • In Australian Rules Football, players can hold
    the ball in their hands and kick it or handball
    it.

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Australian Rules Football
  • If one player kicks it and another player catches
    it, that is called a mark, and the player who
    caught it gets a free kick.
  • If one player has the ball another player can
    grab him and throw him to the ground.

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Australian Rules Football
  • Each team is allowed 18 players on the field.
  • The most important competition is the Australian
    Football League, and most of the teams come from
    Victoria, although there are some teams from the
    other states as well.
  • There are also many smaller competitions, as many
    Australians like to play football for their local
    team.

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Rugby
  • The other winter sport played in Australia is
    Rugby.
  • Rugby is played more in the states of New South
    Wales and Queensland, and is quite different.
  • The goal of rugby is to run across the line at
    the end of the field while carrying the ball, and
    to touch the ball to the ground.
  • Other players can tackle the one carrying the
    ball and throw him to the ground.

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Cricket
  • During the summer months, cricket is played.
  • The same as with football and rugby, there is a
    competition in Australia, but the more important
    competition is between Australia and teams from
    other countries, like India, Pakistan, England
    and the West Indies.
  • There are also local competitions which people
    can play in near their home.

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Other Sports
  • Many Australians also watch and/or play other
    sports like basketball, soccer and netball
    (netball is a bit like basketball but with just
    girls, and with slightly different rules).

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Holidays and Festivals
  • Australians have various public holidays
    throughout the year like the Queens birthday and
    Australia Day and but for most people these
    times are just a chance to have a day off work
    and are celebrated by having a BBQ with friends
    or family.
  • Some holidays have special traditions like
    Christmas, Easter and ANZAC day.

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Christmas
  • Christmas in Australia is celebrated in the same
    way as in many Western countries, except that it
    is in the middle of summer, so it is usually very
    hot.
  • A week or two before Christmas, people put up
    christmas trees, which are usually small pine
    trees decorated with flashing lights and other
    things, and often have a star or an angel at the
    very top of the tree.

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Christmas
  • On the night before Christmas, parents will often
    put presents under the Christmas tree, for their
    children to find when they wake up in the
    morning.
  • On Christmas day, the 25th of December, people
    will often have a lunch or dinner with their
    family, a roast meal if they are more
    traditional, or just a BBQ.

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ANZAC Day
  • On the 25th of April, Australians have ANZAC day,
    which is to remember Australian soldiers.
  • There is a public holiday, and in the early
    morning a dawn service is held, and there is a
    march through the city which people who fought in
    the wars join, often accompanied by their
    children or grand children.

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