A Reading Series On Current Topics
This series comprises of short texts on current topics at two levels, ranging from junior secondary to senior secondary. Students will develop reading skills, and through reading the texts, they can also develop intercultural understanding by reflecting on and exchanging their ideas.
How To Use The Resources
Each text has a vocabulary list and an English translation. Various activities such as before-reading activities, during-reading activities, and after-reading activities are also provided.
See more information about the benefits of before-reading activities, during-reading activities, and after-reading activities: READING ACTIVITIES AND STRATEGIES
New texts will be uploaded regularly.
Reading Series No. 2: Uluru
This text is about Uluru, a cultural and natural World Heritage Site in central Australia. The Australian government declared a ban on climbing Uluru from October 26th, 2019.
This text has been created by the JPF, Sydney with references to the following articles:
NHK WEB NEWS. (2019, October 26). “Eaazurokku” iwanoboriga kyoukara kinshi [Ayers Rock ban on climbing the rock from today]. Retrieved November 26, 2019, from https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20191026/k10012150531000.html?utm_int=detail_contents_news-related_001.
NHK WEB NEWS. (2019, October 26). Gou “Ururu”noiwanobori kinshi senjuuminrakara kangeinokoe [Ban to climb Uluru in Australia: Welcomed by Indigenous Australians]. Retrieved October 26, 2019, from https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20191026/k10012151581000.html?utm_int=nsearch_contents_search-items_001.
Australia’s Northern Territory. (n.d.). Ururutosonosyuuhendedekirumuryoonoakuthivithi [Free tourist activities available in and around Uluru]. Retrieved December 6, 2019, from https://northernterritory.com/jp/ja/articles/top-free-things-to-do-in-uluru-and-surrounds.
BBS NEWS JAPAN. (2019, October 25). Gou ururuni kankookyakuga sattou, tozankinshimokuzenni kakekomi [Tourists rush to Uluru in Australia before the ban to climb]. Retrieved December 5, 2019, from https://www.bbc.com/japanese/50178174.
SagasinbunLiVE. (2019, October 26). Gou ururutozankinshi, senjuuminga ando: eaazurokku “eienni heisa” [Ban to climb Uluru in Australia, Indigenous Australians Relieved: Eternal closure for Ayers Rock]. Retrieved December 6, 2019, from https://www.saga-s.co.jp/articles/-/446272.
Created by Minako Kadoi with assistance from Jessica Leung. (Dec 2019)