Australia

 

Australia is the only country that has a whole continent to itself. World famous for its natural wonders and wide open spaces, its beaches, deserts, “the bush”, and “the Outback”, Australia is actually one of the world’s most highly urbanised countries. It is also well-known for the cosmopolitan attractions of its large cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

Talk

Expect everyone to speak English. Generally the only Australians who are not fluent English speakers are older people who immigrated as adults.

There is no single commonly used second language. It is fairly rare to find signs in a second language, except in urban areas with a high population of Asian immigrants and students, where signs and restaurant menus in Vietnamese and Chinese are a common sight; and also around Cairns in tropical Queensland where some signs (but not road signs) are written in Japanese, due to the large number of Japanese tourists. Some warning signs at beaches are written in several foreign languages.

(source: Wikitravel)

 

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