We made some short videos (well, my husband made them) of CFS volunteers in South Australia.
CFS stands for Country Fire Service and is made up of volunteers from the area.
If you are able, you might like to consider volunteering for your local CFS. Volunteering is a great way to meet people and make friends in Australia - and give you lots of practice in speaking English.
If you are here to learn English online, I suggest you watch the video, then watch it again but this time just listen to it and follow the transcript below - to practice your listening skills, particularly to practice listening to an Australian accent.
Transcript to help you learn English:
"Fires are loud and hot. You know, a lot of people describe it as a jet engine, I haven't heard one quite that loud yet and so I'm kinda kind of glad about that.
Joined um up just after Black Saturday happened in Victoria, I wanted to protect my community and plus it also sounded pretty exciting.
So we all bring our different experiences, ah and all work together, and when I guess the going gets tough, we, we're even closer.
I'm a CFS volunteer."
Remember, it really is quite helpful, if you want to learn English and improve how you speak English or understand Australians, to listen and follow the transcript, pause, go back, listen again and say it yourself too.
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