Todd: Hello Michael.
Michael: Hello Todd.
Todd: We’re going to talk about Australia. Or your going to talk about Australia. So first of allhow many people live in Australia?
Michael: Australia? Oh, there’s about twenty million people in Australia right now. A little bitunder, but close to twenty.
Todd: OK. What are the biggest cities?
Michael: The biggest city? The biggest city is Sydney, then it’s followed by Melbourne and thenBrisbane and then I think it’s Perth. But most of the big cities are on the East Coast ofAustralia. And Perth is on the west coast, but sort of of out there by itself.
Todd: OK. Um, if you had to live in one place where would you live?
Michael: I like Brisbane. I had my teenage years in Brisbane, growing up in Brisbane, um ormaybe Sidney because it is a big city, but Brisbane has got the gold coast and the sunshine.
Todd: Oh, nice. Actually, what is the capital city of Australia?
Michael: Ah, Canberra is the capital city. But is not the biggest city. Sydney is the biggest city. Canberra was made sort of by the politicians so Sydney wouldn’t get too crowded. It’s aseparate territory.
Todd: Have you been to all the major cities in Australia?
Michael: I have been to Melbourne when I was young, but yeah, I have. But yeah. Only a shorttime in Perth.
Todd: OK. What is the best thing about Australia?
Michael: The best thing about Australia? Ah, probably the friendly people. The relaxed attitude, and we like visitors from other cultures.
Todd: Oh, cool. Ah, how are Australians different than other people? How are they unique?
Michael: How are Australians unique? Um, I would say that we’re more fun–loving maybe oraccepting of other people. And we don’t mind making new friends actually and conversing withother people.
Todd: Yeah, oh yeah that’s good. That’s nice. OK. Thanks a lot Micheal.
Michael: No worries.