Life on the other side of the world - Australia

Spanish B2 writing exercise

Vida al otro lado del mundo - Australia

Meet Alejandra, a Spanish expat living in Australia. In this exercise you'll practise the general use of El Pretérito Imperfecto vs. El Pretérito Indefinido, causal connectors, the position of adjectives, and "cuando" followed by past tenses in El Indicativo.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to regret (to be sorry for)", "at first", "to traverse" and "work visa".

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I have been living in Australia for more than twenty years and I don't regret my decision. At first it seemed too far away but I was very attracted to the idea of living here. What I like the most is the weather, as in Brisbane it's hot most of the year. But what I like the least, are the long distances that you have to travel to visit other cities in the country. In addition, it was not at all easy to obtain a work visa, although marrying an Australian helped a lot. When I met him, I believed in a lot of stereotypes about Australians but I soon realized that they were ridiculous, for example, that Australians live on the beach or that they always wear a swimsuit and flip-flops. What stupid thoughts I had!

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