Life in Australia: a Free Lesson Plan

Australia is home to over 26 million people and incredible wildlife. It is special for so many reasons. This makes it so fascinating to teachers and English Language Learners from around the world. But at Off2Class, Australia has a special place in all of our hearts. It is the motherland of one of the company founders, James Heywood. And so, James has created a wonderful lesson plan on life in Australia. Rest assured that this lesson is accurate and authentic. Keep reading to find out more about Australia, interesting facts you can use in class, and to find the lesson plan download.

When to use this lesson plan on life in Australia

This lesson plan is perfect for practicing and developing speaking skills. With that being said, you should use it with a student(s) at a pre-intermediate level in English. This essentially means that a student can engage in short, unplanned conversations about everyday life. Essentially this lesson provides a student with the opportunity to ask and answer questions about life in Australia. Don’t forget, this lesson is perfect to use with individual students or groups. 

How to teach this lesson

When teaching this lesson, you must encourage your student to focus on speaking, not learning new grammar and vocabulary. Though this lesson contains new vocabulary and related images, they should only be used to context and further prompts. So make sure that your student does not try to to memorize new vocabulary .

Also, do not forget to ask your students questions. To access these teacher notes, you should make a free Off2Class account. To do so, simply signup; free accounts do not require you to provide payment information. Once you do this, you will gain access to this lesson, 149 other lessons and teacher notes for all of them.

Also be sure to download the free lesson plan here:

In addition to this, you can engage in conversations with your student by presenting the following fun and interesting facts. They provide even more insight into what life in Australia might be like. What fact do you find most interesting?:

  1. More than 80% of Australian plants, mammals, reptiles and frogs are unique to Australia and found nowhere else in the world.
  2. Australian Indigenous peoples have lived in Australia for more than 50,000 years.
  3. Australia is one of the most sparsely populated nations in the world. Yet is is also one of the most urbanized ones.
  4. 90% of the population lives within 50km of the coast.
  5. Australian English is one of the most homogenous English dialects, and there is negligible variation in pronunciation or vocabulary across the entire country.

Finally, check out the following video. James outlines the best way to teach speaking in an online environment. James is incredibly intellectual and has years of teaching experience. You do not want to miss out on a chance to learn from him. 

All of us at Off2Class hope that you find this lesson plan on life in Australia useful. We also hope your students find it interesting. Let us know what you thought of it by commenting below. We love to hear when teachers try our lessons. Happy teaching!

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