Episodes
Learn Australian English in each of these episodes of the Aussie English podcast! Here's another epic chin-wag episode for you mob! Meet Kyrin Down from Brisbane, Australia! Kyrin studied mining engineering at an Australian university. He then went on to work for Rio Tinto, a giant mining company. And all of a sudden, he threw all that away and chose to travel around the globe. He went around South America and Asia, fell in love with someone from Colombia - and he's not even 30...
Published 07/27/21
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!
Published 07/25/21
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...
Published 07/24/21
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...
Published 07/23/21
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...
Published 07/18/21
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...
Published 07/17/21
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!
Published 07/16/21
Learn Australian English by listening to this episode of The Goss! These are conversations with my old man Ian Smissen for you to learn more about Australian culture, news, and current affairs. In today's episode, We are going to talk about two naked Aussies who got caught naked in the bushes! Yes, two buck-naked men recently got lost in the Royal National Park. SES (State Emergency Services) had to be called in and search for them. And so they got fined $1000 each for not following the...
Published 07/14/21
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. I am going to teach you about the English expression "in the belly of the beast"! Do you remember the children's story about Pinocchio's dad getting swallowed by a whale? We got someone who experience just that in 2021. In this episode, I will...
Published 07/11/21
Learn Australian English by listening to this episode of The Goss! These are conversations with my old man Ian Smissen for you to learn more about Australian culture, news, and current affairs. We are going to talk about dad's choice of a dead Aussie to be invited to dinner. My dad Ian, my talking buddy here in The Goss series, wants Admiral Arthur Phillip with him on the dinner table. Arthur Phillip is a British admiral who founded the first permanent European colony on the Australian...
Published 07/10/21
Learn Australian English in this Expression episode of the Aussie English Podcast. In today's episode, I am going to teach you how to say /e/ versus /æ/! Learn the difference between the words like "set" and "sat" or "merry" and "marry". First, we go over the correct pronunciation of /e/ and /æ/. Then, we compare the sounds when used in words, like berry and Barry. And lastly, I give you a FREE listening exercise! I am going to say 10 different words and show you two possible answers....
Published 07/09/21
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 "banged up". 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!
Published 07/09/21
Learn Australian English in this English Expression episode of the Aussie English Podcast. These are weekly episodes where I teach you how to use English expressions like a fair dinkum Australian! I am going to teach you 6 English expressions that you can use in your daily conversations! Here are some English expressions guaranteed to level up your English: A hard nut to crack Chasing rainbows A rising tide lifts all boats Rattle your dags Make your skin crawl Scaredy cat In this video, I...
Published 07/04/21
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 "go bananas". No, we don't need bananas on hand while saying this expression. 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!
Published 07/02/21
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 teach you all about the English expression "scaredy cat". Listen in and watch as I tell you the origin of the expression, give examples on how to use the expression, and run by a pronunciation exercise. Also, learn the...
Published 06/27/21
Learn Australian English in this episode of the Aussie English podcast! I am going to reveal to you my results from the Australia Talks survey! It's nice to know that a majority of Australians, despite the Covid pandemic going on, feel better about their lives. Also, a lot of Aussies would want lying politicians should resign - I think any citizen of any country would want that, don't you think? And survey results say we're a happy bunch here down under! At 76%, Australians say that they...
Published 06/26/21
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 "out the back of bourke". 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!
Published 06/25/21
Learn Australian English by listening to this episode of The Goss! These are conversations with my old man Ian Smissen for you to learn more about Australian culture, news, and current affairs. In this episode, we get to talk about cattle farmers in Botswana who have been drawing 'eyes' on the bums of their cows to prevent lion attacks - and it's working! In a project they aptly named the "I-Cow Project", they have come up with this idea to prevent large predators from attacking their...
Published 06/23/21
Learn Australian English in each of these episodes of the Aussie English Podcast. I had a great time chin-wagging with these two adorable mates from Melbourne, Australia! Meet Bec and Penny, the content creators of Language Lovers Australia and the Language Chats podcast. They initially got me on their podcast to talk about Aussie English. We now turn the tables as I got to interview them about how we Australians learn different languages. We talked about the differences between learning...
Published 06/20/21
Learn Australian English by listening to this special episode of the Aussie English podcast! The Australian news network ABC Australia recently surveyed 60,000 Australians on various topics. I thought it'd be nice for me to take the actual survey and let you guys know what the buzz is all about. The 2021 Australia Talks national survey aims to find out 'where you fit as an Australian' by asking you a bunch of questions - from your opinion about the Australian constitution, to awkward stuff...
Published 06/19/21
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 teach you the Aussie slang phrase "bad news". 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!
Published 06/18/21
Learn Australian English by listening to this episode of The Goss! These are conversations with my old man Ian Smissen for you to learn more about Australian culture, news, and current affairs. In this episode, we talk about the hard physical contact sport that is Australian football - or footy! This is the kind of sport that, if things go really wrong on any given moment, will give you CTE. CTE stands for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a fatal brain disease found common in footy...
Published 06/16/21
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 teach you how to use the expression "make your skin crawl", the origin of the expression, and what is funny about a bumblebee. We also talk about Angelina Jolie getting covered with bees for National Geographic. Lastly, I...
Published 06/13/21
Learn Australian English in each of these episodes of the Aussie English Podcast! In today's episode, I teach you 80+ commonly used Contractions in the English language. A contraction is 2 words that are combined to create a new word with a new meaning. These contractions are helpful when conversing to native English speakers. Learn what these contractions are so you can use them in your daily conversations. Improve your listening skills today – listen, play, & pause this episode –...
Published 06/12/21
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 teach you the Aussie slang phrase "back of beyond". 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!
Published 06/11/21