Being 15 in Australia Gwenyth McParland-1st hour

Background Information:

Australia is a continent that is also considered a country in the North-east Pacific ocean. It is briefly the size of the United States, and it has a population of about 23.78 million people. Its currency is U.S. dollars.

Being 15 in Australia is troubled yet fun because of big surf and scuba diving.

Challenges in Australia might be troubled because of big surf.

Australia has big surf. Compared to the U.S., Australia has a 29.3% increase in coastline.(Mylifeelsewhere)

Since there is such big waves, people living close to the coastline have a better chance of being flooded out. Also, it is dangerous if a surfer or swimmer got caught in a really big wave. They could have trouble getting out.

Next, in their freetime, teenagers might have fun by scuba diving.

“The world’s largest reef system, the Great Barrier Reef, is found off the north-eastern coast of Australia.”(Science Kids)

What better way is there for teenaergers to have fun then by going scuba diving? Seeing the amazing sights and wonders of the great barrier reef is a once in a lifetime opportunity for people living outside of Australia.

In Australia, there are many opportunities that most people don’t get in there lifetime. Teenagers in Australia have an opportunity of scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef; but even though they can have amazing experiences, they do need to be aware of some troubles they could face with the big surf, such as flooding. Australia is a place where teenagers have many options for their freetime, but also some challenges with the high coastlines.

Through this process, by making a connection, I identified that I can relate to, and have things in common, with 15 year olds on the different side of the globe.

Just like most of the 15 year olds in Australia, my family is Christian too. The majority of Australia's population is christian.(BBC) Who would have thought that a country on the other side of the world could have anything in common with you?

Also, people in the United States, for the most part, speak English. Usually different continents and countries would have a different language, but not Australia. In Australia, they speak English just like us!(BBC)

Even though the 15 year olds in Australia and I are on different sides of the world, we still have many connections that I can relate to. We both speak English, and most of them are Christians, just like I am!


Works Cited

“Fun Australia Facts for Kids - Interesting Information about Australia.” Fun Australia Facts for Kids - Interesting Information about Australia,

News, BBC. “Australia Country Profile.” BBC News, 19 Apr. 2016,

“United States Compared to Australia.” United States Compared to Australia,


Created with images by Gemma Stiles - "Leading" • Jeff Rowley Big Wave Surfer - "Jeff Rowley Big Wave Surfer 2012 Finalist Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards Ride of Year by Minnie Vuong Xvolution Media" • sneetchbeach - "Big set approaching" • alicia3690 - "heart coral australia" • Kyle Taylor, Dream It. Do It. - "The Great Barrier Reef - 146" • Tips For Travellers - "Great Barrier Reef Australia" • pattyjansen - "milsons point sydney australia" • paul bica - "pacific morning"

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.