Vacation English Course



The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is a Marine Park. It is the largest and most amazing reef in the world. It is 2,300 kilometres long and runs along the north east coast of Australia. The Reef is home to 1500 species of fish, 400 species of coral and many turtles and other sea life. It is unusual to see sharks. Sharks that you do see are usually fish eaters. They aren't interested in people!

Read the advertisement and then answer the questions below.

ABC Scuba School Cairns
Are you ready for a diving adventure?

Spend 7 days with Australia's best diving school. We'll teach you how to scuba dive and you'll receive your PADI Open Water Certificate.

You'll spend 7 days on our luxury cruise ship where you'll enjoy fabulous food and a relaxed lifestyle between dives. In the water you'll see magnificent coral reefs, amazing fish and even ship wrecks.

We've been teaching people to scuba dive for over 25 years. All of our staff are dive masters or dive instructors. We offer bilingual instruction in English and German, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean and Spanish. You'll spend two days learning theory and then 5 days where you'll do 4 training dives and 8 pleasure dives including night dives. It's exciting, it's rewarding and it's fabulous fun!

To join our diving adventure you need to be able to swim 200 metres and you need to pass a medical check ($50). When you complete the course you will receive your PADI certificate ($45) and your diving manual which is available in 25 languages ($52). The cost of $840 includes your certificate and manual. The cost of the medical check is additional.

Contact us now for the diving adventure of a lifetime!

Read the questions and choose yes or no.

yes no 1. You will probably see sharks on your dive.
yes no 2. You will see ship wrecks.
yes no 3. You will stay in a luxury hotel.
yes no 4. German, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean and Spanish speakers can learn in a combination of English and their own language.
yes no 5. It takes two days to learn the theory.
yes no 6. You will do 14 dives.
yes no 7. You will get a certificate when you finish.
yes no 8. You must be able to swim 200 metres.
yes no 9. The total cost is $720 plus $50 for a medical certificate.
yes no 10. You get a diving manual when you finish.

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