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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 • 73 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 1060 - Expression: As Thick As Thieves

    AE 1060 - Expression: As Thick As Thieves

    G'day, you mob!

    It's another great start of the week here on the Aussie English podcast!

    In today's episode, I am going to teach all about the English expression "as thick as thieves".

    'Thick', the opposite of the word 'thin' and 'thieves' as in the plural form of the noun 'thief'.

    Can you figure out what it means by these 2 keywords?

    Yeah, you'll be surprised what it means!

    Remember that I will now also be answering questions from YOU guys -- just go to https://aussieenglish.com.au/askpete and record your video/audio question!

    In this episode, I will be answering a question from Win from Myanmar, who recently migrated to Australia. He asks what traditional Australian foods are.

    Watch/listen to the examples I am going to recommend for Win to try - you'll go hungry!

    Speaking of thieves, a hotel in Spain got robbed of 45 bottles of wine. What makes this robbery so interesting is that the stolen bottles are so rare, one of them costs about half a million US dollars!

    How did the thieves pull it off? You'll laugh at how simple their modus was.

    And finally, don't forget to do the Listening Comprehension Exercise at the end.

    Note that the guy actually mentioned an acronym but listen carefully how he says it!

    See you all in the next episode!


    ** 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!

    • 21 min
    AE 1059 - Interview: Living Whilst Infected with 3 Deadly Parasites with Ross McGibbon

    AE 1059 - Interview: Living Whilst Infected with 3 Deadly Parasites with Ross McGibbon

    Happy weekend, everyone!

    I got my best mate Ross McGibbon back on the podcast today!

    In this 2nd part of the interview, we talk about his crazy experience battling 3 different diseases, including getting infected with a parasite!

    That isn't to gross you out, but rather to raise awareness among the general public.

    We also talk about his latest fund-raising project in which 12 of his most iconic snake photos will be put on a calendar for 2022.

    25% of the proceeds will be donated to the Royal Flying Doctors Service (https://www.flyingdoctor.org.au/) and the Global Snakebite Initiative (www.facebook.com/SnakebiteInitiative).

    It's a must for the wildlife lover in you!

    Don't forget to check out Ross' calendar at https://rmrphotography.com.au/2022-calendar/

    See you on the next episode!

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

    • 24 min
    AE 1057 - Top 10 Bizarre Things in Australia

    AE 1057 - Top 10 Bizarre Things in Australia

    What's going on, guys?

    I got Tristan Kuhn on my screen again today!

    This time, he says he's rattling off 10 strange things in Australia - and yes, it does not mean they're bad things, just strange.

    00:00 Let's see what Tristan finds bizarre or strange in Australia!
    00:23 Watch out when Australia switches to DST
    03:17 The pickled red vegetable
    05:46 The Tab, The Bill, The Check
    08:53 Automatic petrol pumps
    10:36 Polite cars
    12:25 How to be a licensed driver in Australia
    15:41 The confusion on the footwear
    17:08 The chicken that is not a chicken
    20:36 Bins are for garbages, they don't go into sinks
    21:19 Australia's a big mixed bag of goodies

    Can you say beetroot? Like an Australian, please.

    That is just beautiful. See you guys on the next episode!

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

    • 23 min
    AE 1056 - The Goss: Lost in the Australian Bush? Here's What to Do!

    AE 1056 - The Goss: Lost in the Australian Bush? Here's What to Do!

    Welcome back to the weekly The Goss episodes here on the Aussie English podcast!

    A local news article caught my eye about people getting lost in the Australian bushland.

    First off is a story about a couple who, despite their experience in the outdoors, still got lost while hiking in Victoria's Mount Buffalo National Park.

    Another story involves a boy on the autism spectrum who got lost in a rural bushland in New South Wales. The search for him lasted for several days until a rescue helicopter located him in a creek near where he was first reported lost.

    And have you heard about Aboriginal trackers? These are skilled Aboriginal bushmen who help find people who get lost (or hide) in the vast Australian outback.

    Join us today as we talk about new local stories from around Australia, and what to do when you get lost in the bushes!

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

    • 21 min
    AE 1055 - Interview: Freedom vs Lockdown in AU & Why Animals Lunge When Scared with Ross McGibbon

    AE 1055 - Interview: Freedom vs Lockdown in AU & Why Animals Lunge When Scared with Ross McGibbon

    Happy Sunday, everyone!

    I got my best mate Ross McGibbons back on the podcast today!

    In today's episode, we talk about his latest fund-raising project in which 12 of his most iconic snake photos will be put on a calendar for 2022.

    25% of the proceeds will be donated to the Royal Flying Doctors Service (https://www.flyingdoctor.org.au/) and the Global Snakebite Initiative (www.facebook.com/SnakebiteInitiative).

    It's a must for the wildlife lover in you!

    Don't forget to check out Ross' calendar at https://rmrphotography.com.au/2022-calendar/

    See you on the next episode!

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

    • 41 min
    AE 1053 - The Goss: Pandas Need to Be Uncomfortable to Have Sex

    AE 1053 - The Goss: Pandas Need to Be Uncomfortable to Have Sex

    And we're back on the weekly Goss here on the Aussie English podcast!

    Some researchers have concluded that giant pandas are at risk of population growth due to their new habitat.

    And you know why?

    Because of our efforts to conserve them, we have made their habitats so comfortable that they don't want to bother mating anymore!

    Well, there's not gonna be more of them if they do that, right?

    Join us today in another discussion about panda habitats and their unusual reproductive behaviours.

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

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 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.

Fixoznazz ,

Best of the best podcast ever

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😍you are such a big help to learn Aussie slangs and culture. .

Just amazing as always.
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