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In Finland people at university preferred to speak Finnish with Emily.

1) True
2) False
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Emily: When I finished school I went to university, Melbourne University, and studied science. I then gained my university degree and after that I worked in a heart disease research institute. At that time I decided to start my career in medicine.
David: Did you work in Melbourne?
Emily: Yes, in Melbourne. So I worked for a year, a bit over a year on different patient recovery programs. Then I wanted to have a break so I went travelling and I travelled through Western Europe and ended up in London and I worked at the hospital in an immunology lab and that was more diagnostic work. It was quite interesting. And after that I moved to Finland.
David: It sounds great!
Emily: And I did my doctor’s dissertation there.
David: I’m sorry for interrupting, I am just curious ... was it in English?
Emily: Yes, every student who is doing their dissertation, they have to write their works in English. And the seminars are given in English as well.
David: So you were in Finland for about five years. Do you speak Finnish?
Emily: Not very well. I can understand a bit, but it is quite a difficult language and because English was my mother tongue they wanted to practice their English and preferred to speak English with me. But yeah I did take lessons and try to learn it... and that was all-
David: I understand. I’ve had a similar experience with learning French. My frequent business trips to France didn’t help me much in language learning — some basic skills only. I wish I could take time to start regular lessons.
Emily: Probably I needed more lessons in Finnish too. Anyway I decided to move back to Melbourne so I took the trans-Siberian train.
David: Incredible!
Emily: Once I got back to Melbourne I started my post-doctoral research which was in a different field from heart problems, actually in the field of our immune system.
David: Well, it is quite a different direction. What influenced you most?
Emily: I think it was my previous working experience in London and my colleagues at the lab who encouraged me greatly to start this. So that was three years and that was in Melbourne. Then I just published the work and decided to travel.

And the seminars are given in English as well.