“Down Under” by Men at Work

Posted: January 11, 2010 in FROM AUSTRALIA

This song is an Australian favourite from the 1980s. “Down Under” is one of Australia’s nicknames. We also call Australia “Oz”.

In the song there is a reference to one of Australia’s most famous foods-“Vegemite”- a black salty spread which is spread on toast and eaten for breakfast or eaten on a sandwich with butter. Most non-Australian people hate it! There is a similar food in England called “Marmite” but it has a slightly different taste. The students will have an opportunity to try Vegemite in class, let’s see what they think.


1. Listen to the song. What do you think it is about?

2. Now listen to the song with the lyrics…

3. Go to wikipedia.com/men at work to read about the group and wikipedia.com/Down Under (song) to find out what the song is about

  1. jennifer paez hdez. says:

    I think the video is very exaggerated and do not really like the song, I think it is a bit odd

  2. Karla says:

    I think the video is amazing

  3. Paula says:

    I also think that the song is a bit old but has rhythm.The video is very good.

  4. carlos diaz encinoso says:

    the song is boring,but the video is amazing

  5. raquel says:

    the video is very strange and the song is boring

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