B. Use of language - Lösung

21 pts

1. Find words or expressions in the text that mean more or less the same.3 pts
a) reaction(lines 14-22)    response
b) worldwide(lines 14-22)    global
c) not long ago(lines 36-42)    recently
2. Find the opposites. 3 pts
a) high (line 6)            low / small
b) worse(line 29)          better
c) continues(lines 41/42)    ended / stopped
3. Explain two of the following words in complete sentences.4 pts
a) famous(line 6)
If you are a famous person, many people know who you are.
Egypt is famous for the its pyamides.
Messi is a famous football player.
b) experts(line 14)
Expert is another word for specialist.
An expert has special skills or knowlege in a special field / subjekt.
c) to ban(line 37)
If something is banned, it is not allowed / forbidden / prohibited.
Drugs are banned in Germany.
4. Vocabulary - Grammar 11 pts
Read the text. Find the suitable forms of the words and write them down.
Facts about Australia
Australia is an independent democracy with a population of more than
22 million. It is one of the world´s most urbanised
countries, with
about 70 percent of the population
living in the ten largest cities.
Australia is also a multiculutral
society with people from almost
200 nations. Australian English does not differ
significantly from other
forms of English, although some colloquial slang
expressions are
Australia´s national day,
which is celebrated on 26 January, marks
the date in 1788 when Capitain Arthur Philip
sailed into Port
Jackson. This day
is called "Australia Day".
One of the earliest export goods was wool. Since then a more
diverse export industrie
has developped.
Tourism and
education, as well as producing an selling high quality
food and wine are also important for Australian economy.
a) independance
b) country
c) live
d) social
e) significant
f) express

g) ?
h) sail
i) call
j) develop
k) educate
Adapted from: https://www.about-australia.com/australia-in-brief