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LOWER INTERMEDIATE - UNIT 2A - READING 1 (page 1)

 

AUSTRALIA

Have you ever been to Australia? Do you agree with the information below?

Australians are very friendly. Strangers often speak to each other in the street and in shops. People often introduce themselves to others they don't know. They often talk about sport. Football is a popular subject, but it is confusing sometimes because there are three kinds of football. There is soccer, rugby and Australian Rules Football. In summer cricket and tennis are popular sports to talk about.

Men usually shake hands when they meet. Women often shake hands. Sometimes they nod. If they know each other well, they may hug. Personal space is important and Australians feel most comfortable when other people stand at least one metre away. It is important to have eye contact when you are speaking to someone.

Australians enjoy an argument and expressing their opinions.

 

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