One of the first handouts I made for my Japanese classes in 2010 was a word find puzzle, with a large number of Australian animals.
They were surprised at some of the animals that could be found in Australia – camels, foxes and deer.
Many laughed at some of the names (and my attempt to make the sounds or show the movements of the animals) – kookaburras, echidnas, and witchetty grubs.
They also happily pointed out it should be titled Animals in Australia, because not all the animals listed are native.
I’ve since re-done the handout for my German classes, both with and without translations. It works much better when the students translate the animal names themselves.
I hope you and your students enjoy it!
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