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'Position description' tells you exactly what the job is – the title, salary and if it is full time or part time.

‘Responsibilities’ are the things you would need to do or the duties you would have to perform.

'Key selection criteria' covers the skills that the employer considers necessary for the job and qualifications are, of course, your experience and education.

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Immigrate, emigrate or migrate?

'To immigrate' means to enter and settle in a foreign country, permanently.
"My grandparents immigrated to Australia in search of better job opportunities."

People who go from one place to another are called 'migrants'. 'Migrant' is a noun and 'migrate' is a verb.
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To 'carpool' means to have several people traveling in the same car to the same, or nearby, destination. In this context, the word 'pool' is used to describe combining resources for a particular activity.
"I've arranged to carpool with my neighbours to get the kids to school. We take turns so I drive on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. My neighbour drives on Tuesdays and Thursdays."

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'Should have' is used to talk about things it would have been better to do in the past.
"I should have worn a jacket."
"You should have left earlier."
"They should have asked me to come."
"You should have told me."

Should have can be contracted to should’ve.
"I should’ve worn a jacket."

The negative is shouldn’t.
"I shouldn’t have said that. I’m sorry."

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The international car racing competition, Formula One, is taking place in the Australian city of Melbourne in March. Take a look at this driving idiom:

To be 'in the driver's seat' means to be in control or to take charge of a situation.
"I'm going to put them in the driver's seat for our group project."

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Although English is the most commonly spoken language, Australia is linguistically diverse. Many languages, sub-languages and dialects were spoken across the continent before 1788.

Most of the Aboriginal languages spoken today are endangered, some critically so.

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Let's learn about the skills and strategies you need to practise for reading test success. Reading tests often require efficient and accurate reading. There's not enough time to read the texts closely so you need to develop the ability to find information quickly.

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There are lots of options when it comes to eating out in Australia.

You can enjoy different types of 'cuisines' and there's variety of 'restaurants' and 'cafes' to choose from. ☕

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We use the word 'have' and its past tense 'had' in a number of ways.

They form perfect tenses with other verbs such as the present perfect 'have done' for things that have just happened.

E.g. "I have done a good job."

'Have' is also used as an ordinary verb. It can mean ‘need’

E.g. "I have to study."
E.g. "If you lose your job, you have to find another."

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To 'live in the fast lane' means to have an exciting, and possibly risky, lifestyle. It's also usually associated with financial wealth. The idiom originates from the fast lane of a motorway.

E.g. "They decided to live in the fast lane after they got their job promotion."

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When should we use 'amongst' and 'whilst' instead of 'among' and 'while'?

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Intonation is important in spoken English because it conveys meaning in many ways.

Changing the pitch in your voice – making it higher or lower - allows you to show surprise (“Oh, really!”) or boredom (“Oh, really").

There’s also the high or rising tone. This is often used for asking a yes/no question:
"Do you find English difficult?"
"Are you listening?"
"Is this clear?"

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'Harmony' can refer to the state of being in agreement.

"The town has experienced peace and harmony since it was founded."

If you are talking about 'Harmony Day' which is celebrated in March every year in Australia, note that this is a proper noun. A proper noun is specific and it tells you the actual name of the event.

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'They're' is the contracted form of 'they are'.

E.g. "They're going to the cinema this evening."
E.g. "They are going to the cinema this evening."

E.g. "They're waiting for you in the meeting room."
E.g. "They are waiting for you in the meeting room."

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Meet Australian poet and storyteller, Manal Younus. Today is UNESCO's World Poetry Day and we're learning about poetic techniques - by reading one of Manal's poems. It's a poem that revisits a memory of her grandmother in Eritrea, Africa. Manal also talks about why poetry is useful for people who are learning English.

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21 March is Harmony Day in Australia. This is a day for Australians to embrace the country's cultural diversity.

People from across the globe have migrated to Australia for different reasons - including education work, love and family.

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We’re at Melbourne’s Immigration Museum for #HarmonyDay. How can we learn more about each other’s culture and background? Tell us your experience in your part of the world!
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If someone tells you, 'don’t cry over spilt milk' then they are telling you that you shouldn't be too upset or emotional over something that you can't change and that may be quite trivial.

"Don’t worry, the new haircut doesn’t look too bad, anyway, don’t cry over spilt milk."

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