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On the first day of the third millennium
walking down to Darling Harbour from Kings Cross where we had partied
through the night with friends who are living there in a unit within walking
distance of all the attractions of city life, I noticed a group of young
men. They were walking in my direction and something about them arrested
my attention. Pretending to be busy window shopping I was eagerly waiting
for them to come nearer. Suddenly it struck me what was so unusual about
them. It was rather symbolic on 1 January 2000 to encounter them. They
were Aussies all right, quite possible Uni students, not speaking with
the broad Aussie accent but good English with that easily recognisable
accent of Down Under.
TASK A. Match the words and their meaning in the text.
TASK B. Which of the sentences below do not contradict the text?
1. We had spent the night at Darling Harbour, partying
2. I was window shopping when I saw the four guys.
3. They seemed to be friends but they hardly knew each other.
4. I was surprised to see them because I had seen their picture in the paper the day before.
5. All four of them were probably Aussie students.
6. These four guys from four different backgrounds truly represented multicultural Australia.
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