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Thread: Calling All Australians!

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    Calling All Australians!

    HI!

    I was accepted to study in Australia for the fall of 2012. I am now enrolled in a Study Away class at my school and need to fill out a questionair this weekend. I'm doing some research, but I'd also like get some of your opinions too! Also, I know I'll need sunscreen when I go, the thing is, I can't do anything with an SPF rating, any ideas of what I could use?

    Thanks!!!
    Alu

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    You didn't say what you need our opinions on. Be glad to help if you let us know. Are you saying that you can't use sunscreen with an SPF rating? Some moisturisers and liquid makeups have sunscreen in them, wear a hat and long sleeved cotton shirts and pants will cover the rest of you. I'm not in Qld but they are having lots of rain right now. If you get to Adelaide during your trip let me know.
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    I'm looking for my question list... sorry!

    What is the weather like in Qld during September to December? Is there rain?

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    These are the questions we need to find the answers to. I'm doing my own research too, but some of these are really ones that we need to ask a native. Thanks for the help!! Sorry for the double post!

    1. Who are the country’s most important national heroes and heroines? Who are the most widelyadmired public figures today?
    2. What languages are spoken? What are the political and social implications of language usage?
    3. What is the predominant religion? Is it a state religion? How long has the dominant religion been a
    force? To what extent does the religion continue to play an important role in the political and social
    life of the average citizen?
    4. What are the most important religious observances and ceremonies? How regularly do people
    participate in them?
    5. How do members of the predominant religion feel about other religions?
    6. What are some of the prevailing attitudes toward divorce? Toward extramarital relations? Toward
    homosexuality?
    7. What is the attitude toward drinking?
    8. Is the price asked for merchandise fixed or are customers expected to bargain? How is the bargaining
    conducted?
    9. If, as a customer, you touch or handle merchandise for sale (including such things as fruit or linen
    tablecloths), will the seller in the store or market think you are knowledgeable, inconsiderate, within
    your rights, completely outside your rights? Other?
    10. How do people organize their daily activities? What is the normal meal schedule? Is there a daytime
    rest period? What is the customary time for visiting friends?
    11. How long do people talk when they use the telephone? Do friends call each other frequently to chat?
    How do people feel about having other people make long-distance (overseas) calls or using a
    computer from their private homes?
    12. What foods are popular and how are they prepared?
    13. What things are taboo in this society?
    14. What is the usual dress for women? for men? Are slacks or shorts worn? If so, on what occasions?
    Do teenagers wear jeans? 29
    15. What are the special privileges of age and/or sex?
    16. If you are invited to dinner, would you arrive early? On time? If late, how late?
    17. On what occasions would you present (or accept) gifts to (from) people in the country? What kinds
    of gifts would you exchange?
    18. Do some flowers have a particular significance?
    19. How do people greet one another? Shake hands? Embrace or kiss? What do they say when they
    greet or leave each other?
    20. What are the favorite leisure and recreational activities of adults? Teenagers?
    21. What sports are popular?
    22. What kinds of television programs are shown? What social purposes do they serve?
    23. What is the normal work schedule?
    24. What kind of local public transportation is available? Do all classes of people use it?
    25. Who has the right of way in traffic? Vehicles? Pedestrians?
    26. Is military training compulsory?
    27. Are the largest circulation newspapers generally friendly in their attitude towards the U.S.?
    28. What is the history of the relationship between this country and the United States?
    29. Are there American expatriates living in the country?
    30. Is education free? Compulsory?
    31. Where are the important universities of the country? If university education is sought abroad, to
    what countries and universities do students go?
    32. What is expected etiquette in social and business settings in the host country?

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    I tried to send you some answers to your questionaire but your private mailbox is full and you can't receive any emails. If you empty your box I will send it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs B View Post
    I tried to send you some answers to your questionaire but your private mailbox is full and you can't receive any emails. If you empty your box I will send it again.
    I just cleared out a few messages, so try again, please!

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    I'm surprised that you haven't had any responses from Queenslanders or other Australians. Anyway I have sent you some emails with responses to some of your questions. I hope they will be of some help to you. If you need more information I'll be glad to try to help. Qld is a tropical state and it is warm to hot most of the time. They can have rain any time.
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