I take the advantage of this four-day weekend to talk about how I experienced my first weeks in Australia!
First Australian accent was pretty hard to understand during the first weeks. Australians use a lot of slang words and specific expressions. You have to know that:
- A barbies = a barbecue
- Arvo = afternoon
- G'day = Hello
- I reckon = I think
- Macca's = McDonald's
- Tea = Dinner
About English, courses are not easy to understand either, because teachers speak fast specially for the lecture. However the content of the courses is not very different from France, it is the comprehension which is unapparent.
For each topic I have one lecture and one tutorial. The lecture is the formal instruction, a lecturer talks to a large class and there is little or no group discussion. Tutorials are the smaller classes where you can ask questions, clarify what you have learnt, participate in activities, and present set "homework".
This weekend is Easter! So I decided to go to the Botanic Garden in Adelaide. It is located in the heart of the city and it is 16 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens. With the different gardens and different universes we can admire the diversity of plants from across Australia and the world.
I hope you are enjoying your weekend :)
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