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Miyako: John, I’ve decided I’m going to take a year off. I’m going to defer. I have spoken to the head of the department and I have got permission to stop studying at the end of this semester.
John: Where are you going to go? What are you going to do?
Miyako: I’m going to go to Australia. First I’m going to study English at a language school then I’m going to travel around Australia.
John: What a great idea! But I’ll miss you. Maybe we can meet in Australia though. How long are you going to be there?
Miyako: I’m going to be there for a whole year.
John: How long are you going to be at the language school?
Miyako: I’m only going to be there for a month. I’m going to do a one month course then I’m going to go traveling.
John: Are you going to travel for a whole eleven months?
Miyako: I don’t know. I might travel for a bit then stop and work for a bit then travel a bit more then stop and work a bit more.
John: Are you going to have enough money?
Miyako: Money is a problem but I’m going to be able to work. I’m going to be able to get a working holiday visa and I’m going to be able to work legally.
John: Wonderful! Excellent! Great! What a great adventure!