In this section you can read about various aspects of Australian society and culture. It includes posts covering common practices such as beach-going and barbecues; Aussie slang phrases and expressions and business behaviour.
Functional language can refer to a wide range of things, but it is basically the practical use of English which are dealt with in this section. This includes basic functions such as Asking and Answering Questions; Giving and Responding to Opinions; Giving Directions and making "small talk: It also includes more serious functions such as job applications and dealing with a bank clerk.
This section contains a fair bit of information to help with applying for jobs including extensive vocabulary and tips about common questions and how to answer them. The information here is largely based on the behavioural method of job interviewing.