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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

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 76 Ratings

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 1095 - Interview: Digging into Palaeontology and Fossils with Dr Matthew McCurry

    AE 1095 - Interview: Digging into Palaeontology and Fossils with Dr Matthew McCurry

    Here's an exciting interview episode for you, guys!

    Meet Dr. Matthew McCurry, an Australian palaeontologist and one of my best mates during my PhD.

    He and his team at the Australian Museum learned about a farmer who found an impressive fossil that dates back millions of years!

    Join us as we discuss why the team initially kept the discovery site a secret and why the fossils found at McGrath Flats are so precious.


    Is there anything you want to ask me? Drop in your questions here: https://aussieenglish.com.au/askpete

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    Improve your listening skills today – listen, play, & pause this episode – and start speaking like a native English speaker!

    • 32 min
    AE 1094 - The Goss: Australia's Most Dangerous Race is Cancelled

    AE 1094 - The Goss: Australia's Most Dangerous Race is Cancelled

    Welcome back to The Goss!

    In today's episode, we talk about Australia's most dangerous horse racing club!

    Yes, the Wallabadah Jockey Club has closed down after 169 years of operation.

    Race organizers have concluded that its race track no longer meets NSW's horse racing standards.

    This is because of the race track's terrain - it has up hills and down hills, with a nine-metre decline towards the home stretch. A perfect recipe for horse racing disasters, isn't it?

    Join us as we talk about the rich history of Australian horse racing and how we think it has become so commercialised.


    Is there anything you want to ask me? Drop in your questions here: https://aussieenglish.com.au/askpete

    ** Want to wear the kookaburra shirt? **
    Get yours here at https://aussieenglish.com.au/shirt

    Improve your listening skills today – listen, play, & pause this episode – and start speaking like a native English speaker!

    • 18 min
    AE 1093 - 5 Expressions To Sound Fluent in English

    AE 1093 - 5 Expressions To Sound Fluent in English

    Let's get on with these 5 English expressions to take your English fluency to the next level!

    In today's video, I teach you 5 English expressions you can use in your daily English conversations to sound more fluent.

    Note the example sentence & its pronunciation - listen closely for linking sounds!

    And at the end of the lesson, don't forget to practice saying these phrases with me.

    Don't forget to download your free PDF worksheet here
    👉👉👉 https://aussieenglish.com.au/AE1093_Worksheet


    Is there anything you want to ask me? Drop in your questions here: https://aussieenglish.com.au/askpete

    ** Want to wear the kookaburra shirt? **
    Get yours here at https://aussieenglish.com.au/shirt

    Improve your listening skills today – listen, play, & pause this episode – and start speaking like a native English speaker!

    • 11 min
    AE 1091 - Australian English vs British English | Reaction

    AE 1091 - Australian English vs British English | Reaction

    Here's my take on the REAL difference between Australian English versus British English!

    Meet vloggers @ Joel and Lia who are British but live in Australia!

    In today's episode, I breakdown the differences in pronunciation between Australian English and British English.

    For example, there is a difference when saying the R sound if it's at the end of a sentence versus saying the R sound before a vowel sound.

    One thing that Joel and Lia says here is that Australian English pronunciation somehow comes between British English and American English.

    I'm very skeptic of that one.

    What do you think?


    Is there anything you want to ask me? Drop in your questions here: https://aussieenglish.com.au/askpete

    ** Want to wear the kookaburra shirt? **
    Get yours here at https://aussieenglish.com.au/shirt

    Improve your listening skills today – listen, play, & pause this episode – and start speaking like a native English speaker!

    • 27 min
    AE 1090 - The Goss: Bugs Take Over Australia During La Nina

    AE 1090 - The Goss: Bugs Take Over Australia During La Nina

    G'day, you mob! How's it going?

    What's the weather like today where you are right now?

    Because here in Australia, we are currently experiencing the La Nina phenomenon!

    During La Nina, the surface ocean waters along the tropical west coast of South America cool.

    And even if it's far from Australia, this activity affects us here, and means a LOT of rainfall this summer.

    In today's episode, join my dad Ian and me as we talk about what is the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and how it affects bugs here in Australia during La Nina.


    Is there anything you want to ask me? Drop in your questions here: https://aussieenglish.com.au/askpete

    ** Want to wear the kookaburra shirt? **
    Get yours here at https://aussieenglish.com.au/shirt

    Improve your listening skills today – listen, play, & pause this episode – and start speaking like a native English speaker!

    • 22 min
    AE 1089 - Interview: Why People May Discriminate Against Foreign Accents with Dr. Shiri Lev-Ari

    AE 1089 - Interview: Why People May Discriminate Against Foreign Accents with Dr. Shiri Lev-Ari

    Nice to have you here on the Aussie English podcast's first interview of the year 2022!

    This must be a very interesting topic for you, guys!

    Meet Dr. Shiri Lev-Avi of Royal Holloway at the University of London.

    In today's episode, we talk about her recent research that examines why speakers of a native language discriminate against foreign accents.

    I mean, I get it that you feel you face discrimination for not being able to speak English fluently, and now look at how people who speak your native language - how do you perceive people who try to speak your native language? Would you trust a good lawyer right away who does not speak the same way you do?

    Dr. Shiri Lev-Ari's research then says that individuals who speak foreign languages are believed to be more trustworthy.

    Join us today in this very insightful episode as we talk about how your social circle (your friends, family, work colleagues, neighbourhood people, etc) greatly affects how you learn to speak and use a language.


    Is there anything you want to ask me? Drop in your questions here: https://aussieenglish.com.au/askpete

    ** Want to wear the kookaburra shirt? **
    Get yours here at https://aussieenglish.com.au/shirt

    Improve your listening skills today – listen, play, & pause this episode – and start speaking like a native English speaker!

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

Joliabe ,

Information and Intelligence

I like Pete the way he teaches and explains his lessons. He’s also very creative in all his presentations. Please keep it up. I would highly recommend to everyone his podcasts.

L' kitten ,

Entertaining

I like this show. I am a native english speaker but I enjoy listening to learn more about Australian culture. I enjoy the episodes where Pete and his father chat. A comforting podcast for people who may feel alone or are lonely and want to learn more about Australia.

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Best of the best podcast ever

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