A: which countries have you been to?
B: I’ve been to most of the countries in Europe, several countries in a-china, korea, and Thailand-and to the united states and Canada.
A; I thought you had been to Australia too.
B: no, but I’m planning on visiting Australia and new Zealand soon. I’ve heard that they are beautiful countries. Which is the most beautiful country you’ve been to?
A; I think I ‘d say norway. It has many fjords, waterfalls, and mountains.
B: isn’t it really cold there?
A; well, the north of Norway is almost always cold, but further south it can be fairly warm in summer. It’s a wet country, so there’s snow almost everywhere in winter.
B; I’ve been to other Scandinavian countries, but not to Norway. Perhaps I should go and do some winter sports there.
A: ok. Let’s look at our short presentation on china. What do we need to include?
B; we need to talk about the size of the country and its population.
A: ok. China is about the same size as Canada and the united states and it has a population of about 1.3 , making it the latest country in the world by population.
B; it says here that most of the people are han Chinese, but there are 55 minorities that make up almost 10% of the population.
A: we need to say something about the geography and climate of china. Is there any way to divide the country into sections?
B: we could divide into five parts. There’s the northeast, which is mild in summer and very cold in winter. Then there is the northwest, which is desert. Tilbet is famous for its mountainous climate. The rest of the country can be divided into two parts. One is temperate-mild in winter and warm in summer. Then, in the south it is hot most of the year.
A: that sounds very general.
B: it is, buy remember that we only have a few minutes to make our presentation. We can select cities from each part and give data for each one.
A: one from each part? Lhasa, urumqi, harbin, shanghai, and hongkong. The capital city is Beijing, right?
B; yes. The other large cities are chengdu, dalian, wuhan, tianjin, shenyang, chongqing. Hongkong and Guangzhou.
A; we should take a large map and those cities. What is each of them famous for?
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