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Mysteries and marvels of Hinduism

Discover Hinduism, one of the world's most popular religions. Explore Hinduism's ancient origins and its continuing impact on the traditions, beliefs and daily lives of its followers. The majority of people in India and Nepal follow Hinduism. In the early twentieth century that was approximately 900 million people. This ...

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Study English: adjectives and their uses

Explore the power of adjectives. In this clip, presenter Margot Politis unpacks a documentary video about the sea floor. Discover how useful adjectives can be when you compare and describe things. You'll also learn how to put adjectives in the correct order when you are using more than one.

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Lost bike: build your own bike [Chinese] [Windows version]

Match pictures of bikes with words describing size, colour and accessories. Choose words to complete a description of a bike you would like to build. Use pictures and feedback to find where bikes are hidden in a town. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Lost bike: build your own bike [Japanese] [Windows version]

Match pictures of bikes with words describing size, colour and accessories. Choose words to complete a description of a bike you would like to build. Use pictures and feedback to find where bikes are hidden in a town. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Lost bike: build to order [Japanese] [Windows version]

Match pictures of bikes with words describing size, colour and accessories. Build a bike to match a description given by a Japanese friend. Use pictures and feedback to find where bikes are hidden in a town. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.

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Lost bike [Japanese] [Windows version]

Match pictures of bikes with words describing size, colour and accessories. Choose words to complete a description of a bike you would like to build. Then build a bike to match a description given by a Japanese friend. Use pictures and feedback to find where bikes are hidden in a village. This learning object is a combination ...

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Photo album: celebrations 1 [Indonesian]

Look through a photo album showing celebrations and ceremonies in Indonesia. See photos of activities such as a warrior dance, a wedding ceremony and men playing traditional musical instruments such as drums and gongs. Match each photo to a brief description of the activity. Answer a question about each activity. Complete ...

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Photo album: daily life 2 [Indonesian]

Look through a photo album showing everyday life in Indonesia. See photos of activities such as making batik by hand, winnowing rice and selling dried fish. Match each photo to a brief description of the activity. Answer a question about each activity. Complete a quiz that includes questions on all of the photos. This learning ...

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Photo album: school life 1 [Indonesian]

Look through a photo album showing everyday life of Indonesian schoolchildren. See photos of children doing activities such as travelling to school in a canoe, learning traditional dance and sweeping the schoolyard. Match each photo to a brief description of the activity. Answer a question about each activity. Complete ...

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World Wonders TV show: earthquake

Build a script about earthquakes for a television show. Help a researcher to sort facts and pictures. Use a model structure, sample text and images to build an explanation. Include sections on causes, processes and effects. Connect ideas in the script by adding joining words such as 'however' and 'finally'. This learning ...

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Forensic science: building a profile

Explore how criminal suspects are described in police profiles. Build a profile describing yourself or a friend. Take fingerprints, draw an identikit picture and record physical characteristics such as height, weight and blood type. This learning object is one in a series of eight objects.

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Fashion design: studio

Explore how a fashion company works to design a range of clothes. Choose words to complete a description about tools of the trade. Answer questions about the roles of three departments within the company: market research, advertising and quality control. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words. This learning object ...

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Rainforest: read a brochure

Read a six-page brochure about the climate of a temperate rainforest in Victoria. Look at maps of Australia showing patterns of temperature and rainfall. Find out what clothing to bring and how to get to the rainforest from the airport. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words.

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Rainforest: pack for your trip

Get ready for a long trip to a rainforest. Choose the most suitable clothing from a sales catalogue. Match items from four categories: tops; bottoms; footwear; and other stuff. Make sure you choose clothing suited to the climate described in the rainforest brochure. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words. This learning ...

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Rainforest: explore the rainforest

Watch a simulated rainforest appear and grow. Explore the three layers of a rainforest: canopy; understorey; and forest floor. Find the hidden animals. Match labels to the rainforest layers. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words. This learning object is the fourth in a series of nine objects. Eight objects in the ...

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Rainforest: make signs

Make signs to give information about places of interest in a rainforest. Make signs about four topics: temperate rainforest; forest floor; tree ferns; and tree goannas. Use sample text to build your own signs: heading; opening paragraph; two facts; and a conclusion. Find the locations you have described on a map. Take photos ...

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Zou ba! Your life: activities you like

Watch a teenager commenting on scenes of childhood days. Say why you like or dislike activities such as mountain climbing, sailing, kite flying, camping and fishing. Use adjectives such as fun, dangerous, amusing, thrilling, fascinating and interesting. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Zou ba! The Gold Buddha: adjectives

Follow an adventure about 'The Gold Buddha'. Find out how to use adjectives when describing people and places. Use adjectives like tall, dark, damp, hot, clever, brave and beautiful. For example, describe Mount Kosciuszko as high and steep. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.

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Zou ba! The Gold Buddha: adverbs

Follow an adventure about 'The Gold Buddha'. Find out how to use adverbs when describing people's actions. Look at the relation between adjectives and adverb pairs like happy/happily, quiet(ly), loud(ly), nervous(ly) and slow(ly). For example, describe someone who is fast as 'running quickly'. This learning object is one ...

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Zou ba! The Gold Buddha: adjectives and verbs

Follow an adventure about 'The Gold Buddha'. Find out how to use adjectives and verbs when comparing people's looks and abilities. Use adjectives like tall, strong, brave and good with hands. For example, describe yourself as faster than a friend so that you can run in a race. This learning object is one in a series of ...