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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
    • 4.8 • 71 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 971 - Expression: Have A Bone To Pick With Someone

    AE 971 - Expression: Have A Bone To Pick With Someone

    Learn Australian English in this weekly episode of the Aussie English podcast!

    I will teach you all about the English expression "have a bone to pick with someone".

    No, you don't have to be holding a bone in your hand when you say this expression.

    With this English expression lesson, I will also be telling you about Australia's own dinosaur!

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

    • 20 min
    AE 970 - Australian Pronunciation Lesson | How To Contract TO BE

    AE 970 - Australian Pronunciation Lesson | How To Contract TO BE

    Learn Australian English in each of these episodes of the Aussie English podcast!

    When speaking, native English speakers tend to shorten or contract words.

    In this case, the auxiliary verbs AM, IS, and ARE can be contracted with pronouns without changing their meaning.

    Mastering these contractions will make you sound more natural. You will also gain a better understanding of what native speakers are trying to tell you.

    First, I will teach you the correct pronunciation for the auxiliary verb (am, is, are) and the pronoun.

    You will learn how each of them should be sounded out when they are contracted together.

    There will be three examples provided for each contracted pair of the auxiliary verb + pronoun.

    Find a good spot where you can practice your pronunciation. Focus on how the sounds change and pay attention to the intonation.

    Let's get into this!

    Contraction #1: Am I
    Contraction #2: Are You
    Contraction #3: Is He
    Contraction #4: Is She
    Contraction #5: Are We
    Contraction #6: Are They
    Contraction #7: Is It

    So, how did it go for you?

    Did you get to the end of this lesson?

    Check out this link right NOW! 👉👉👉 https://www.aussieenglish.com.au/apc33

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

    • 17 min
    AE 968 - Aussie Slang: A Basket Case

    AE 968 - Aussie Slang: A Basket Case

    Learn Australian English in this episode of the Aussie Slang series where I teach you how to use Australian slang - like a fair dinkum Australian!

    I am going to teach you the Aussie slang phrase "a basket case".

    You may have heard of this before. In a song? Yes, that metal-heady song perfectly describes the slang term "a basket case"!

    Learn what it means and how you can use it in your daily conversations.

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

    • 3 min
    AE 967 - Expression: Have Balls

    AE 967 - Expression: Have Balls

    Learn Australian English in this expression episode of the Aussie English Podcast.

    These episodes aim to teach you common English expressions as well as give you a fair dinkum true-blue dose of Aussie culture, history, and news and current affairs.

    In today's episode, I am going to teach you all about the English expression "have balls".

    You and your funny brain are thinking of male body organs, isn't it? Surprise, this expression does have something to do with it!

    This week's exciting story is about a "ballsy" teenager who drove away a bear to protect her dogs -- there, you see the word "ballsy"?

    This episode is packed with real life examples on where and how you can use the expression "have balls".

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

    • 22 min
    AE 966 - 11 English Phrases To Sound Like A Native English Speaker

    AE 966 - 11 English Phrases To Sound Like A Native English Speaker

    Learn Australian English in each of these episodes of the Aussie English podcast!

    Here are 11 awesome, fair-dinkum, true blue Australian English phrases that you can use in your everyday conversations!

    For each phrase that I will talk about, I will explain the meaning of each phrase so that you have a true understanding of what it means.

    Also, I will be giving you situations where you can use each phrase - in real life English conversations.

    As a bonus, I will be telling you synonyms for these phrases - so you don't 'overuse' what you learn today.

    Oh, and another bonus, I'll remind you how to pronounce the words correctly. Note that some of these phrases are being contracted; the sounds are shortened; so that you sound just like a native English speaker.

    00:00 Start
    00:54 Phrase #1: Are you kidding?
    02:33 Phrase #2: As if!
    04:18 Phrase #3: That's epic!
    05:57 Phrase #4: No worries!
    07:51 Phrase #5: Tough luck.
    09:29 Phrase #6: Catch ya (later)
    11:07 Phrase #7: Sorry
    12:32 Phrase #8: What's going on?
    14:02 Phrase #9: Chugging along
    15:19 Phrase #10: I'm wrecked.
    16:05 Phrase #11: I'm going to bail

    Start practicing these on a daily basis, don't forget to download the FREE worksheet and make up your own sentences for each.

    As an added CHALLENGE: try to come up with a scenario where all 11 phrases are used correctly. No, it doesn't have to be in order (hah, tough luck on that!), as long as the story makes sense, of course!

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

    • 18 min
    AE 964 - Aussie Slang: Give It A Bash

    AE 964 - Aussie Slang: Give It A Bash

    Learn Australian English in this episode of the Aussie Slang series where I teach you how to use Australian slang - like a fair dinkum Australian!

    In this episode, I am going to teach you the Aussie slang phrase "give it a bash".

    Learn what it means and how you can use it in your daily conversations.

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

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

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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