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G’day and welcome to the Aussie English podcast.I’m Pete Smissen and my objective here is to teach you guys the English spoken down under. Whether you plan to travel, to work or to live in Australia or you just have an interest in our culture, history and spoken dialect of English. You have come to the right place. And whether you aim to speak English like a true blue Aussie or you just want to be able to understand “what the flippin’ hell we’re on about when we’re havin’ a yarn”. You have come to the right place.If you listen to this podcast you will learn: •A ton of Aussie slang and vocabulary,•Heaps of terms and expressions, •And a bunch about Australian history and culture.So kick back, grab a cuppa and enjoy Aussie English!

Aussie English Pete Smissen

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G’day and welcome to the Aussie English podcast.I’m Pete Smissen and my objective here is to teach you guys the English spoken down under. Whether you plan to travel, to work or to live in Australia or you just have an interest in our culture, history and spoken dialect of English. You have come to the right place. And whether you aim to speak English like a true blue Aussie or you just want to be able to understand “what the flippin’ hell we’re on about when we’re havin’ a yarn”. You have come to the right place.If you listen to this podcast you will learn: •A ton of Aussie slang and vocabulary,•Heaps of terms and expressions, •And a bunch about Australian history and culture.So kick back, grab a cuppa and enjoy Aussie English!

    AE 1176 - The Goss: Australia's Newest 50c Coin Has 4 Encrypted Messages on It

    AE 1176 - The Goss: Australia's Newest 50c Coin Has 4 Encrypted Messages on It

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    Welcome to this Sunday's Goss episode!

    In today's episode, we talk about the new Australian 50 cent commemorative coin.

    Yes, its actual value is just $0.50 but it currently on sale everywhere for about $12.50 -- 25 times its original value!

    This is a limited edition 50 cent coin released by the Australian mint in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the ASD (Australian Signals Directorate).

    The ASD is part of Australia's national security and they specialize in cyber-security. And part of their skill is figuring out codes.

    On the new coin now is a neat design of letters and numbers that actually hides a message from the ASD. They even encouraged everyone to try figuring out its four levels of encryption.

    Of course, the Internet had it figured out, fast.

    Join us for another round of great chin-wagging here on the Aussie English podcast!

    If you're someone learning Australian English as a second language and you want to improve your pronunciation, reduce your foreign accent and sound more like an Australian when you speak English, check out my content at Aussie English!
    And grab my Australian Pronunciation Course here - https://www.aussieenglish.com.au/courses
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    • 35 min
    AE 1174 - Interview: Getting to Know Chris Delapp from Instant English - Part 2

    AE 1174 - Interview: Getting to Know Chris Delapp from Instant English - Part 2

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    Hey, you guys! I'd like you to meet Chris Delapp of Instant English, where anyone can learn British English!

    Like me, he coaches people on learning the English language and you can learn more about him on www.instantenglishuk.com

    I've been chatting with him on social media until we took to doing a podcast episode to finally have a live conversation.

    In today's episode, we cover so many topics like talking about the weather. Chris talks about his phobias of flying on planes and snakes. He also talks about life in Japan, how it is working there. And then what it's like living in Spain.

    We also cover things like cash, using cash today versus using cards, and how cash is almost becoming obsolete.

    We obviously talk about Britain versus Australia and British English versus Australian English. We then talk about ancestry and using DNA tests to work out where your ancestors came from.

    Finally, we also dive into things like Australian history. You know, the convicts and the First Fleet and how that ties in with British history too.

    Join us today for a great round of casual talk between British and Australian English instructors!

    Don't forget to listen to Part 1, too!
    👉 https://aussieenglish.com.au/1171

    If you're someone learning Australian English as a second language and you want to improve your pronunciation, reduce your foreign accent and sound more like an Australian when you speak English, check out my content at Aussie English!
    And grab my Australian Pronunciation Course here - https://www.aussieenglish.com.au/courses
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    • 51 min
    AE 1173 - Expression: Keep Your Shirt On

    AE 1173 - Expression: Keep Your Shirt On

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    Welcome to this weekly English expression episode on the Aussie English podcast!
    Today’s expression is “keep your shirt on”.
    You must be wondering why would someone say "keep your shirt on" -- does it really mean something else?
    Yes, it does, and it's quite an origin story!
    Let's start off with a question from Brian who asks the pronunciation difference between the words "worn", "warm", and "worm".
    There's also quick gag about Wally -- as in the guy in "Where's Wally?".
    We will then break down the meaning of the words in the expression.
    There will also be example situations where you can use the expression “keep your shirt on”.
    And finally, don’t forget to download this episode’s FREE worksheet and listen to a clip from the Aussie crime movie The Dry.
    Remember, you can play back the audio so you can listen to the dialogue!
    👉 Don’t forget to download your PDF Worksheet for this lesson: https://aussieenglish.com.au/AE1173_Worksheet

    If you're someone learning Australian English as a second language and you want to improve your pronunciation, reduce your foreign accent and sound more like an Australian when you speak English, check out my content at Aussie English!
    And grab my Australian Pronunciation Course here - https://www.aussieenglish.com.au/courses
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    • 23 min
    AE 1172 - The Goss: Aussie Eels Found to Travel 3000kms! But Why?!

    AE 1172 - The Goss: Aussie Eels Found to Travel 3000kms! But Why?!

    👉 Listen to this episode on the podcast: https://aussieenglish.com.au/1172
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    G'day, you mob! We got another round of The Goss episodes for you!

    In today's episode, we go for a local news story about Australian eels that traveled for 3,000 kilometres.

    Eels are elongated fish that can live in both fresh & saltwater bodies. They are also considered a delicacy in some parts of Asia.

    Now, some researchers wanted to understand more about these aquatic animals and so they attached a transmitter to 20 eels. The eels were then released in a creek, got tracked by satellite, and guess where they were found later!

    Join us for another round of great chin-wagging here on the Aussie English podcast!


    If you're someone learning Australian English as a second language and you want to improve your pronunciation, reduce your foreign accent and sound more like an Australian when you speak English, check out my content at Aussie English!
    And grab my Australian Pronunciation Course here - https://www.aussieenglish.com.au/courses
    #australianaccent #aussieenglish #learnenglishwithpete #australianenglish #learnenglishonline  #aprenderinglêsonline #learnenglish #aussieenglishacademy #australianpodcast #languagepodcast
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    • 21 min
    AE 1171 - Interview: Getting to Know Chris Delapp from Instant English - Part 1

    AE 1171 - Interview: Getting to Know Chris Delapp from Instant English - Part 1

    👉 Listen to this episode on the podcast: https://aussieenglish.com.au/1171
    👉 Join my 5-Day FREE English Course: https://www.aussieenglish.com.au/free-course/
    👉 Join the Premium Podcast here & access 1000+ episodes: https://www.aussieenglish.com.au

    Hey, you guys! I'd like you to meet Chris Delapp of Instant English, where anyone can learn British English!
    Like me, he coaches people on learning the English language and you can learn more about him on www.instantenglishuk.com
    I've been chatting with him on social media until we took to doing a podcast episode to finally have a live conversation.
    I split this into two episodes, so do look out next week for Part 2 -- we talked about a lot of stuff!
    In today's episode, we cover so many topics like talking about the weather. Chris talks about his phobias of flying on planes and snakes. He also talks about life in Japan, how it is working there. And then what it's like living in Spain. 
    We also cover things like cash, using cash today versus using cards, and how cash is almost becoming obsolete. 
    We obviously talk about Britain versus Australia and British English versus Australian English. We then talk about ancestry and using DNA tests to work out where your ancestors came from.
    Finally, we also dive into things like Australian history. You know, the convicts and the First Fleet and how that ties in with British history too.
    Join us today for a great round of casual talk between British and Australian English instructors!
    If you're someone learning Australian English as a second language and you want to improve your pronunciation, reduce your foreign accent and sound more like an Australian when you speak English, check out my content at Aussie English!
    And grab my Australian Pronunciation Course here - https://www.aussieenglish.com.au/courses
    #australianaccent #aussieenglish #learnenglishwithpete #australianenglish #learnenglishonline  #aprenderinglêsonline #learnenglish #aussieenglishacademy #australianpodcast #languagepodcast
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    • 52 min
    AE 1170 - Expression: Behind the Eight Ball

    AE 1170 - Expression: Behind the Eight Ball

    👉 Download the FREE PDF Worksheet: https://aussieenglish.com.au/AE1170_Worksheet
    👉 Listen to this episode on the podcast: https://aussieenglish.com.au/1170
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    Welcome to this weekly English expression episode on the Aussie English podcast!

    Today’s expression is “behind the eight ball”.

    Yes! This English expression came from the game 'pool' or 'pocket billiards' where the striped black ball is a number 8.

    I will tell you a joke about a bull -- no, it's not bullsh___!

    I will also answer a question from IG follower Fantin who asks "What do you say in English when someone sneezes?" - listen in for a quick lesson on Connected Speech!
    Then, we will break down the meaning of the words in the expression. There will also be example situations where you can use the expression “behind the eight ball”.

    And finally, don’t forget to download this episode’s FREE worksheet and listen to a clip from the Aussie movie Red Dog.

    Remember, you can play back the audio so you can listen to the dialogue!

    👉 Don’t forget to download your PDF Worksheet for this lesson: https://aussieenglish.com.au/AE1170_Worksheet

    If you're someone learning Australian English as a second language and you want to improve your pronunciation, reduce your foreign accent and sound more like an Australian when you speak English, check out my content at Aussie English!
    And grab my Australian Pronunciation Course here - https://www.aussieenglish.com.au/courses
    #australianaccent #aussieenglish #learnenglishwithpete #australianenglish #learnenglishonline  #aprenderinglêsonline #learnenglish #aussieenglishacademy #australianpodcast #languagepodcast
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    • 22 min

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I have tremendously benefited this podcast and there have not been enough Aussie conversations lately due to the Ukraine situation (my sympathies) and focus on new content like elections and major cities of Australia.
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Pete is the epitome of consistency. A ridiculous amount of episodes and they just get better with age. I've learnt a tremendous amount even from the entertaining miscellaneous topics with father/son and also general language learning tips!

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