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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 1189 - Expression: The Jig Is Up

    AE 1189 - Expression: The Jig Is Up

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    Welcome to this weekly English expression episode on the Aussie English podcast!

    Today’s expression is “the jig is up”.

    If you get asked to take a guess on what it means, I’d totally understand if you come up with several ones - that 3-letter short word “jig” has many meanings!

    No worries, today’s your day to learn all about it!

    For this episode’s Q and A, I answer a question from IG user Hamed who asks “What are bell peppers called in Australia? When I go to Subway, no one knows what a bell pepper is!”

    Apparently, some people find it weird that Australians call bell peppers “capsicum”. Yes, we use the scientific name. Weird, but it works!

    There’s also a joke today about a definition of the word ‘jig’!

    We will also break down the different words & phrases in the expression “the jig is up”.

    There will be examples of how I would use the phrase in daily conversations.

    Don’t miss out on listening to the Pronunciation Exercise to learn how to pronounce the expression.

    And finally, be sure to download this episode’s FREE worksheet and listen to a longer-than-usual clip from the new Australian series “Troppo”.

    👉 Don’t forget to download your PDF Worksheet for this lesson!
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    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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    AE 1188 - Expression: Under The Pump

    AE 1188 - Expression: Under The Pump

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    Welcome to this weekly English expression episode on the Aussie English podcast!

    Today’s expression is “under the pump”.

    Now, don’t get funny images in your mind because, like any figurative expression, this phrase totally means something else.

    In today’s episode, I answer a question from IG user Sajad on how to say the words “bean”, “been”, and “bin”.

    And because we’re talking about “bean”, you’re going to fall off your seat laughing at my new joke!

    As always, we will break down the different words & phrases in the expression.

    Also, note the example situations where I use the expression “under the pump”.

    And finally, don’t forget to download this episode’s FREE worksheet and listen to a longer-than-usual clip from the Australian series “The Tourist”.

    Sharpen those ears, you might have to play it several times!

    👉 Don’t forget to download your PDF Worksheet for this lesson!

    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!
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    AE 1187 - Old Hillbilly Wisdom

    AE 1187 - Old Hillbilly Wisdom

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    I’ve been surfing the Net recently and stumbled upon this webpage with beautiful “old farmer” sayings.

    You know that type of excellent life advise that gets passed from generation to generation, and usually comes from “old men”.

    Listen to me as I read these to you, or you can always pause and repeat what I said.

    This is a great practice for your English pronunciation, added vocabulary, and gives you significant life advise -- defo shareable!

    Here’s a bonus: These “old man wisdom” quotes are a great conversation starter. Try it with a friend and let me know how it went!

    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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    AE 1186 - Expression: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

    AE 1186 - Expression: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

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    Welcome to this weekly English expression episode on the Aussie English podcast!

    Today’s expression is “the gift that keeps on giving.”

    It sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Seeing the words ‘gift’ together with ‘giving’ sort of gives you a rush of good vibes, like the upcoming holidays!

    Until you use the phrase with sarcasm.

    Anyway, in today’s episode, I answer a question from IG username Zakkvv who asks what is the difference between ‘don’t need’ and ‘needn’t’.

    I also crack a joke about gifts - oh, you’re going to love this one!

    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 “the gift that keeps on giving”.

    And finally, don’t forget to download this episode’s FREE worksheet and listen to a clip from the adorable Australian movie “Oddball”.

    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!
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    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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    AE 1185 - Expression: Call Bullshit on Something

    AE 1185 - Expression: Call Bullshit on Something

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    Welcome back to this weekly expression episode on the Aussie English podcast!

    Today’s expression is “call b******t on something”.

    This (light?) vulgar expression is getting thrown around in casual conversations and I bet you have an idea what it means.

    You also might find it interesting as to how the expression came about!

    I'll also answer this very-frequently-asked question from moozhy: What do you (Australians) do for Halloween?

    Simple. Nothing! But listen up for a quick story about why Aussies don't celebrate Halloween.

    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 “call b******t on something”.

    And finally, don’t forget to download this episode’s FREE worksheet and listen to a clip from the adorable Australian tv show for kids "Bluey".

    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:
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    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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    AE 1184 - Pete's 2c: Help! How do I make friends Down Under?!

    AE 1184 - Pete's 2c: Help! How do I make friends Down Under?!

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    xxx

    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!
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    • 50 min

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86 Ratings

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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.

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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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