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  1. After only a short time in the true , you will think the city is so loud when you come back.
  2. For people who don't eat meat, there are different of vegetarian dishes that you can try.
  3. The other really that you need to remember is that you won't need a car in the city.
  4. There are little lakes all this part of the state.
  5. This is a very neighborhood.
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719 Australia
Rebecca talks about the best of Australia and her city, Sydney.

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different sorts of

You can talk to people with all different sorts of points of view, different backgrounds.

'Different sorts of' is used to tell us that there are a variety of things, in this case, points of view.

Notice the following:

  1. There are all sorts of different clothes in her wardrobe.
  2. I like to try different sorts of cuisines.

multicultural

You're saying that Australia is basically a very multicultural place.

When something is 'multicultural,' it means that it encompasses many different cultures and ways of thinking.

Notice the following:

  1. I go to a very multicultural school.
  2. The restaurant has lots of multicultural dishes.

all around

Is this mainly just in the cities or is this all around Australia.

If something is 'all around,' it means that it is everywhere and not just in one place.

Notice the following:

  1. The smell of the fresh flowers was all around.
  2. The gossip is all around school.

the other really big thing

I guess the other really big thing I like about Australia is its nature.

'The other really big thing' refers to another important topic or subject that you want to talk about.

Notice the following:

  1. The other really big thing that you have to consider is the cost.
  2. The other really big thing is the length of time that it will take you to get there.

true wilderness

It has true wilderness, which is not very common in some countries in the world.

'True wilderness' refers to an area of a country where there is no civilization and nature has taken over.

Notice the following:

  1. I have always wanted to go camping in a true wilderness.
  2. There are very few true wildernesses left in the world.