The Fluency Book – Australia (ANIMALS)

by Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, ME, EMT
Founder & Executive Director, Break Diving, Inc. & the Fluency Project

Read This First: What is the Fluency Book?

Below are the most common Australian Animals that most native speakers in any language should know.  Fill in all the blanks with the translation.  Use a dictionary.  Then move onto the next list!  Every few months, come back, print it out again, and see how many you can remember.  When you can fill this out without looking at a dictionary, nice job!

ANIMALS    _________________

Australian Animals   ___________________

  • kangaroo _______________________
  • koala bear _______________________
  • tasmanian devil _______________________
  • emu _______________________
  • wallaby _______________________
  • crocodile _______________________
  • dingo _______________________
  • black swan _______________________
  • toad _______________________
  • great white shark _______________________
  • platypus _______________________
  • possum _______________________
  • thorny devil _______________________
  • wombat _______________________

Related Words

  • marsupial _______________________
  • pouch _______________________
  • eucalyptus tree _______________________
  • thorn _______________________
  • outback _______________________
  • teeth _______________________
  • gills _______________________
  • great barrier reef _______________________
  • cuddly _______________________
  • cute _______________________
  • adorable _______________________
  • dangerous _______________________
  • scales (of a fish) _______________________
  • joey (a baby kangaroo) _______________________

Related Verbs

  • to hop  _______________________
  • to jump _______________________
  • to swim _______________________
  • to eat _______________________
  • to climb _______________________
  • to reproduce _______________________

Related Expressions

  • to feed the koala bears _________________________________________________
  • to visit the Australian outback _________________________________________________
  • to climb the eucalyptus tree _________________________________________________

Common Sentences

  • To scuba dive with a great white shark is dangerous without a cage, and even then, it’s still quite dangerous
    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • I’m going on a trip to Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea!
    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Are we missing any others that most native speakers know?  Let us know!  We appreciate your assistance as a volunteer!


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