#465 City to City
Ruth asks Akane about her background.
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Ruth: So, Akane, you're from Canada, right?

Akane: That's right.

Ruth: Tell me about where you live.

Akane: Well, I grew up in Toronto, and it's quite a big city. In the greater Toronto area, there's about, I think3 1/2 million people just now and it's very multicultural and that's one of the things that I really like about Toronto is that there're many different people from many different countries.

Ruth: And do you live in Toronto now?

Akane: No, actually, I haven't lived there for a year now I think, almost, actually more than that, because I've been travelling and working and what not.

Ruth: Oh, right. What's your job?

Akane: I'm actually a teacher.

Ruth: Do you teach children or adults?

Akane: Usually I do. I am mostly trained to teach younger children, but recently I've begun teaching older students, or young adults, and I quite enjoy it actually.

Ruth: So which do you prefer?

Akane: Well, they both have good parts and bad parts and I think in the future I would like to do a bit of both.

Ruth: Do you know where you would like to live in the future?

Akane: I have no idea. I would like to travel to different places and maybe I'll eventually settle back down in Toronto, where I'm from.

Ruth: Do you have family in Toronto?

Akane: Not at the moment, no. My parents moved to Vancouver and that's where they live right now.

Ruth: Ah, Vancouver, is that in Canada was well?

Akane: That's right. It's on the West Coast of Canada and the weather is much warmer there and that's why my parents like it there.

Ruth: Oh, wow, it sounds nice.


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