Lest We Forget

Each year on April 25th we commemorate ANZAC Day. This year is significant as it is the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli.

What does ANZAC Day mean to you and your family? What did you and your family do this year to commemorate ANZAC Day? Did you attend the dawn service at the Shrine of Remembrance or take part in a local march? What have you learnt about ANZAC Day and its importance in Australia? Write your response as a comment.

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Please view this BTN story about ANZAC Day and then answer the following questions in your English book.


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1. What are some ways that ANZAC Day is commemorated?

2. What does ANZAC stand for?

3. Why is ANZAC Day on April 25th each year?

4. How many ANZAC’s were killed or wounded at Gallipoli?

5. How long were the ANZAC’s and their allies at Gallipoli?

6. What is significant about Alec Campbell?

7. What has Gallipoli become a symbol of in Australia?

8. Why are ANZAC Day services held at dawn?

9. Why were ANZAC biscuits created?

10. Other than Gallipoli where were some other places that Australians have fought?

Reading Rotations

Reading Rotations Group Task

View this BTN story on Bottled Water and answer the questions below in your English books. You will need to write both the question and the answer when completing the task. Remember to click on the link to view the page.



1. Write a brief outline of the BtN bottled water story.
2. Why do people drink bottled water?
3. Where does most of the water we buy in Australia come from?
4. Why do you think some farmers started selling water?
5. What do opponents of bottled water want to happen?
6. Why are they against bottled water?
7. What are some advantages of tap water?
8. When is it essential to drink bottled water?
9. What do water bottlers say about the environmental concerns?
10. What do you think should happen next?

Reading Rotations Individual Task

Use the book “Wicked and Wonderful Water to complete the following questions in your English book.

1. What is the scientific name for water and what is it made up of?

2. Explain the “Water Cycle.”

3. Where are all the places water can be found in our world?

4. Hopw can water change the way our planet looks?

5. How does a drought occur and what are its effects?

6. When and where can floods be beneficial?

7. Why is Venice in Italy unique?

8. Why is it important to save water? How can you save water?

9. Should we stop the production of bottled water? Write a paragraph on your opinion stating the reasons you belive this.

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