Learn Australian English in this episode of Aussie English where I talk about the upcoming plebiscite where Australia votes on marriage equality.
AE 323 – Aussie Culture:
Australia Votes On Marriage Equality
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By pete — 2 years ago
Learn Australian English in this video where I go over what the Aussie English Supporter Pack (AESP) has to offer and how it will help you learn Aussie English even faster! Try it for 1 month for $1 here.
AE 270: A Behind The Scenes Look At The Aussie English Supporter Pack
Welcome to this little behind the scenes episode of Aussie English where I want to show you a little bit about the Aussie English Supporter Pack, and what I’ve tried to do recently.
So, as you may or may not know I have an online paid subscription service to try and help English learners get a lot more out of the podcast than just listening or just reading the transcript by itself.
So when you sign up for the Aussie English Supporter Pack you get access to all of this bonus content for each podcast episode so every podcast episode that comes out you get the transcript and the MP3 at the very least, and then with weekly episodes, like the expression episodes, you get a whole heap of other exercises.
So I’ll give you a little look at the moment of what we have here from the more recent expression episode.
So we had “to scrape the barrel”.
We’ll go to that. So this is the front page. The front sort of face of the website.
I’m sure a lot of you know how this works. So there’s obviously the title at the top.
I have this little section here that only members can see where they can click here to download the PDF and MP3s and everything for the episode.
And then for those of you who aren’t subscribed but still want access to the MP3 and want to be able to read the transcript that’s on the web page away from the computer, all you have to do for that is obviously click and then enter your email, and it gets emailed to you.
So that’s, you know, the standard episode.
And you can also play it here using the SoundCloud recorder whilst you scroll and read.
So, for members though, they have access to all of the bonus content.
So, we’ll click on that and have a little look.
When you click on it it sends you through to my Google Drive where you guys who are members get access to all the exercise MP3s here as well as the main MP3 for the episode, and then at the PDF, and any other documents that might come with the episode as well.
So you’d click up here on the little arrow to download it. And it just shoots on down.
Once it’s downloaded successfully you just have to unzip it.
So click the little button. Open it up. Jump inside the folder. There are all your files. Click the PDF to open it up.
So here we go. There’s the PDF.
So, I colour code things in the text itself to try and make reading it a little easier, and finding some of these things a little easier in the text.
So, the black is the lesson vocab, the more difficult words, verbs, phrases that I wanted to find and will use later on in the exercises quite often.
Blue text is idioms. Green text is the lesson expression itself.
So in this case to scrape the barrel or to scrape the bottom of the barrel.
That comes up in green. And then red text is the Aussie slang that I use.
And so as we scroll through this lesson you’ll see the green text come up there, and then you’ll see blue text every now and then wherever I’ve used idioms.
Let’s see if we can find one. Well red text. Red text there is the slang.
Blue text here, “to have a crush on someone”, so different kinds of expressions.
And so you get the whole transcript like that where you can read through and focus on things… here… a phrasal verb here “to ask out”.
The more difficult stuff you can take note of it, and then when you go back to look over the transcript you can find it a little easier.
So at the bottom here I want to show you the different exercises. So to start with I have a glossary.
A glossary with all of those words that were in bold as well as in colour defined.
So, for instance, “to get off”, as in to get off a period of time.
Here I’ve got the phrase itself, the definition of the phrase, to leave work without permission.
Oh sorry, to leave work with permission as scheduled.
And then I’ve got an example that I’ve just written, as in, come up with myself, and then I have the actual line out of the text that was where this, phrasal verb in this case, was used.
And so I do this for every one of those bold words or phrases.
So you’ll see there’s a whole lot of them I go through to the end of that. So that’s that.
And then I have writing practice where you guys can test your memory after listening or after reading the glossary and see if you remember the definition of a lot of these different words.
You can also go through the text and try and work it out as you’re reading.
So you can keep referring back to the table and trying to fill in the definition of these words or phrases and any synonyms that you might find.
So anything like adjectives, quite often I try to repeat different ways of saying the same thing, and trying to use synonyms, ’cause that’s a very important part of any language.
Then I have a listening comprehension exercise.
So in this one it’s designed for you to listen to the episode again and answer these questions as you go through.
So, for instance, how many days off do we get in Australia for the long weekend that I mention and which days were they.
I talk about if I’m religious or not is Australia as religious as America.
So these are all things I talk about in the episode, and they’re in this order.
And it’s designed so you have to pay attention and then write out the answers.
And then at the end you say that you just have to scroll to the very end of the PDF to get to the answers section to see the correct answer.
So that’s the listening comprehension section.
Then we have a substitution exercise, and I tend to do phrasal verbs at the moment for the substitution exercises.
So, here you’ll see that I introduce it. I say which phrasal verb it’s going to be.
In this case it is put off. I tell you the synonyms for to put off.
So the other words that can be used that mean the same thing as to put off, in this case, to postpone, to delay, to reschedule.
I talk about whether or not you can split the phrasal verb.
So whether you can separate it. So you can put something off.
In this case or you can put off something.
And then I also talk about, obviously, whether or not they always need to be split using pronouns.
So, there’s obviously… phrasal verbs are tricky and that’s why trying to phrase a verb every episode, and a phrase or verb that I use in every episode.
So, for the substitution exercise you get a series of sentences here where I’ve used the synonyms, so to reschedule, to postpone, or to delay, instead of “to put off”.
And you have to either rewrite these sentences using “to put off” in the equivalent verb tense, or you can listen to and order your MP3 where you have to do this by speaking.
So you can do the exact same sentences but by audio. So it is up to you.
Depends on what you’re working on. So that’s a substitution exercise.
You get quite a few sentences there using those different synonyms, and you get to attach meaning to these different verbs that don’t necessarily mean exactly the same thing all the time, but that share meanings in these things.
You know, I love teaching synonyms. And again the answers are at the bottom of the PDF.
Then we had the slang exercise section where I just write out the different slang terms that are used and give you a chance to use them in a sentence, to just practice them briefly if you’re trying to learn Australian slang.
And then I have the second last exercise, exercise five, is a pronunciation or connected speech exercise.
So this is for people who really want to sound like an Australian and pronounce things just as I pronounce them.
And so in this exercise here we’ve gone over how the Gerund ending of different verbs the “-ing” ending actually turns into “-in'”. “-ing” turning into “-in'”.
And so, again, this is a substitution exercise where I will give you an audio file that plays you me saying it both ways, and you have to insert in the pronunciation changed.
So for instance, here I would have said “I’m going home”, and then you will then hear “I’m goin’ home”, “I’m goin’ home”.
So that slight difference in pronunciation shift to try and teach you to not only be able to say it, but to be able to understand it when you hear it.
So that is the pronunciation and connected speech section of each episode as well.
So, there’s quite a bit there. And again, (the) answers are at the bottom.
And then lastly, we have a grammar exercise.
And so this week we were comparing the different words “many” and “much”, and when to use them, using “much” with non-countable nouns, using “many” with countable nouns.
And you get in all of these sentences here in this section that you have to insert in the different words.
And again, you get the answers at the end. So these are the different things that I have to offer in the PDFs themselves.
And I’ll show you the answers section here at the bottom so you can see it.
There is also language learning tips and other ideas for you to go online and practice these things in other different ways depending on what you’re passionate about or interested in.
So here’s the answer’s section.
You can see all the listening comprehension questions followed by the answers.
You then can say the substitution exercise here, and I also write it out if it can be splays or left together.
If they’re both correct I give you both answers. The grammar exercise as well is all here.
So yeah that’s pretty much all there is to these PDFs.
I’ve also recently started doing “Fill in the gap” PDFs for people where I actually take out words from each sentence and leave gaps there for you to listen and try and fill out as you hear me say the words that are missing.
So I also include those.
So, the whole point of the Aussie English Supporter Pack is really to give you guys all of this extra material that you can use and you can pick the bits that you’re working on, whether it’s phrasal verbs, pronunciation, listening comprehension.
You don’t have to do everything, but I want you to be able to work on the things that are most important to you, and help you learn English better.
And then I also thought I would show you the Aussie English Virtual Classroom.
And so this is a private group here where we have different activities and private posts.
We break down different videos that people find. We chat about it.
At the moment, I have a daily phrasal verb that come up every single day, and we get the members to comment and write sentences and practice them.
And I come through and correct all of these different sentences, and we discuss it.
So, that’s what the Aussie English Virtual Classroom is like at the moment.
I’m hoping to add a lot more to it in the near future.
It’s also where you just get access to me more often.
So if you have questions, if you have things you’re worried about or confused about you can ask me at any time, and I will respond as quickly as possible.
So aside from that I guess I should show you the Members Space Episode List.
I just finished doing this today. That’s this page. We’ll load it up again.
And so, I’ve tried to make going through all these lessons a lot more easy, a lot easier, so that you can see all the previous episodes.
You can click here to go to the download section and get all of your files.
So they come up for every single episode here, you just have to click here to download them.
And, yeah, it should be a lot more intuitive and easier to navigate through all of these episodes as you’re working on them.
So if you’re interested in signing up for the Aussie English Supporter Pack, guys, all you have to do is come on the web site here and click “Learn Aussie English Faster”.
You click on that.
You scroll to the bottom, and all you have to do is click on your payment method, if you don’t use a credit card or if you want to use Pay Pal, and then enter your details, and click sign up.
You won’t get charged anything more than one dollar for the first month, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
And in order to do that all you have to do is go to your Account here and then click on Subscription.
And then go to Unsubscribe. It might not show you it here…
Yeah, it won’t show you because I obviously don’t have a paid subscription to my own service, but you would just go to subscriptions and unsubscribe at any time.
Anyway, guys I hope you’ve like that little introduction to the Aussie English Supporters Pack a little bit of the behind the scenes of what I’m trying to do here.
I really really recommend that you give it a try.
You know a dollar is close to nothing these days.
Even if you just try it for a month and download everything that’s on there.
I really want you to get all of this material and be able to use it and improve your English as much as possible.
And if you want all the stuff that’s coming out in the future, as well as to stay in the Aussie English Virtual Classroom, then also obviously I recommend that you stay signed up and keep helping me do what I’m trying to do with Aussie English.
So, thanks so much guys.
A special thanks to everyone who has already signed up and is helping me become able to support myself and continue to do this.
I’m not quite there yet.
I still have to work, obviously, but I’m slowly trying to get there, and just help you guys as much as possible take your English to the next level.
So, I hope you like this sort of behind the scenes video guys and I’ll see you soon.
Thanks. All the best.
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By pete — 2 years ago
In this episode of Aussie English I interview my good friend and housemate Richard, who’s originally from Estonia in Europe. We talk about his experiences in moving to Australia, finding farm work here, getting visas, and a whole lot more!
Richard Interview: Moving To Australia, Finding Farm Work, Getting Visas & More
Unfortunately, I haven’t had time to transcribe the episode and place subtitles on it as it would take me at least 2-3 hours to do. If enough of you send me a message or a comment on Facebook asking for it to be done I’ll do it. Otherwise, I’m going to leave it as it is!
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By pete — 10 months ago
AE 436 – Expression: Pack A Punch
Well, we’re not sure what’s gone on here, but the roo has the dog, not the other way around. Max calmly waits for his owner to come and help. The roo sees the odds stacking against him and tries to gut the dog with his claws one last time. His powerful arms anchor the dog by the breast plate as Max doubles his efforts to escape. Finally, the roo switches his attention to Tongs and sizes up the human to be his next victim. Tongs gives the kangaroo his space, but the cranky buck comes forward ready to attack. To save himself, he launches a right hand to the kangaroo’s snout.
G’day, you mob! How is it going? And welcome to this episode of Aussie English.
So, it’s been an interesting week. As you will have seen, I smashed my phone, or at least Leo the dog smashed my phone, and you can see that He Destroyed My Phone vlog video or podcast episode. You probably saw that. So, I had to fork out a bit of money and get that repaired this week, which wasn’t amazing. And then, also ended up having to get some new shoes. So, I had somehow gotten a hole in the back of one of my shoes, and I had recently bought these shoes, I think over Christmas, and had to go and get some new shoes, because these ones were starting to rub the back of my foot. Very, very uncomfortable.
Anyway, so we go to Athlete’s Foot, a store in one of the malls here. It’s a very common store in Australia, Athlete’s Foot, though, it’s funny, because athlete’s foot is the… I think, it’s tinea, the fungi that you get in your foot. We call that ‘athlete’s foot’ as well. So, it’s always funny that there’s a store called Athlete’s Foot.
Anyway, I go get these new shoes, right? So, they test your feet. They get you to stand on this machine. You walk on the machine so that they can see where the pressure is moving through your feet as you walk. So, they can give you better shoes, I guess, for your feet. And so, we do that. She brings out a few different pairs of shoes. I try them on. I pick the best one, well, the best pair, rather. And then all of a sudden, when I got to pay for it, it was like $240, guys, $240. Jesus!
So, a lot of money. Yeah, I’d forgotten just how much proper running shoes in Australia can cost. So, nearly $250 bucks. So, that was a treat, I guess, but you’ve got to take care of your feet, right? If you’re doing a lot of walking you’re doing a lot of vlogging and podcasting whilst on the move, you need to take care of your feet.
Anyway, so that’s been my week. I also have my birthday, and thanks for everyone who is wishing me happy birthday after the vlog that came out with Leo, He Destroyed My Phone. That actually happened on my birthday. So, that was interesting.
Anyway, the movie scene at the start today, guys, that was audio from a ViralHog video on YouTube. So, this is a YouTube channel that gets these viral videos and licenses them. It’s… definitely recommend that you go and watch this video on ViralHog’s YouTube channel. It is an absolute classic. It is very Australian.
So, effectively what’s happening there is that it’s a dangerous situation where a pig dog, a dog that’s been trained to hunt pigs, has been grabbed by a powerful male buck kangaroo, and he could be disemboweled by this kangaroo. So, kangaroos have these claws on their back legs, they kick, and they can actually kill dogs by disemboweling them, scratching them to death, if you’re not careful.
So, the guy who’s the pig dog owner jumps off the car, runs over to try and save the dog, the dog gets away from the kangaroo, and the kangaroo tries to stand up and face this guy like he was going to kick him, and the guy punches the kangaroo in the face. Anyway, it’s a pretty funny strange video. I recommend you go check it out on ViralHog’s YouTube channel.
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Anyway, guys, today’s Aussie joke. So, today’s Aussie expression is related to punching, it’s related to boxing, and so I thought it was only appropriate to have an Aussie joke, or a joke, just to joke in general, doesn’t to be Australian, related to boxing, related to punching. So, here’s the joke.
What is a box’s favourite part of a joke? What is a boxer’s favourite part of a joke? The punchline! Do you get it? The punchline.
So, ‘the punchline’ is that final line that makes the joke, right? And in this case the punchline is literally when I said, “the punchline”. What’s a boxer’s favorite part of a joke? The punchline.
So, it’s a pun, it’s a play on words, with the word ‘punch’. Okay? And the punchline packs a bit of a punch for jokes, usually.
So, today’s expression comes from Gilson who follows me on Instagram and he sent me a message asking about this expression, and I said, “You know what? I’ll make this an episode for the podcast this week.”. So, big thanks to Gilson for this awesome suggestion. And remember guys, if you want to follow me on Instagram it’s just Aussie English, just do a search for that.
So, let’s go through the definitions of the words in today’s expression to pack a punch, to pack a punch. So, this is pretty simple. We’ve only really got two things here.
‘To pack’. ‘To pack’ can usually be to feel something, you know, like a suitcase or a bag, with your clothes or other items that you need in order to travel. So, before you go on a holiday, you have to pack. You have to pack your things. But in this case, it’s more to comprise something to be made of something. So, if something packs something, it’s usually that it has that with in it. Right? So, for instance, an explosion packs… or an explosive packs a big explosion. There is a big explosion within, comprised, inside of this explosive, and so when it goes off, it packs a big explosion.
‘A punch’. ‘A punch’ is the act of hitting someone or striking someone with a closed fist, with a closed hand. So, that’s usually what a boxer does, right? If a boxer’s fighting someone, he’s punching them. But in this case, it’s more that a punch is the power to impress or attract attention. So, it has to have significant impact, to have a lot of impact. It has a lot of punch, right. So, that explosive, if it packs a really big explosion, it packs quite a big punch. It has a lot of impact, right?
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So, let’s define the expression ‘to pack a punch’. So, ‘to pack a punch’, literally, is to be capable of striking someone powerfully. You know, you might have a boxer who packs quite a punch, he packs a punch. He’s very good at punching. He has a strong powerful punch. He packs a punch.
But then by extension, to be capable of having a powerful or swift effect or impact is the figurative version of this expression, ‘to pack a punch’. So, that’s more like the explosive that we were talking about going off. If it packs a punch, it’s not that it literally hits someone, it’s that it has a powerful or swift effect or impact. Okay?
So, let’s go through three examples of how I would use the expression ‘to pack a punch’.
Alright, so first… first example. Imagine that you are a marketer working for some kind of company. So, you market their products. You create ads. Okay? Publications, advertisements. That’s your job. You want to create an ad that stands out and gets the message across to consumers, people buying your product. So, you create this ad and you publish it, and it ends up being perfect. It gets across the message that you’re trying to convey and your boss is very, very happy. He might come into the office, after you’ve created this ad and published it, and he wants to congratulate you, and he might say that advert, that ad, is so perfect it packs a punch, it packs the perfect punch. It’s a really effective. It has a lot of impact. It’s brilliant. It packs a great punch.
Example number two. Imagine you go to a nice restaurant. Maybe you want to have some spicy food. So, you go to a Mexican restaurant maybe you go to a Thai restaurant, and you love spicy food, which is sort of like me. And your friend doesn’t, okay? That could be my girlfriend. She hates spicy food. So, I imagine we’ve both gone to a Mexican or Thai restaurant, we’re sitting down, and as a joke I tell Quel, “Oh, order the enchiladas here. They’re great and they’re not really that spicy. They’re fine. You’ll be fine.”. When the food comes, she might eat it and realize that in fact the enchilada here is very spicy, and she might say, “You liar! It’s spicy as and it really packs a punch. You know that I don’t like spicy food, and this enchilada, oh my gosh, the spice in it packs a punch!”. It’s very strong. The impact is significant.
Example number three. Okay, guys. You’re a small kid at school on your first day at school, and you bump into a big kid, and he bullies you. You know, maybe he pushes you to the ground and you need to defend yourself, you need to fight back against this big kid who is bullying you. And when he tries to punch or kick you maybe you dodge it and you end up pushing him to the ground. And he realises, even though you’re so much smaller than him, you’re incredibly strong, and he might say, “For such a scrawny kid, you really can pack a punch! Even though you’re so small, you sure can pack a punch. You’re incredibly effective, you have a lot of impact, you’re strong, and I didn’t think that at first. You really pack a punch!”.
All right, guys. So, I hope you understand now the expression ‘to pack a punch’. Remember, literally, it can be capable of striking someone powerfully like a boxer. Or figuratively, it can be that you are capable, or something is capable, of having a powerful or swift effect or impact.
So, let’s go through a listen and repeat exercise, guys. We always have this in these episodes to work on your pronunciation to give you something to practice saying aloud right now to work on your English pronunciation. So, you can copy me if you would like to sound like an Australian. Otherwise, practice whatever English accent you have and just say these words after me. Okay? So, let’s go. Listen and repeat after me, guys.
Listen & Repeat:
To pack a
To pack a punch x 5
I really pack a punch
You really pack a punch
He really packs a punch
She really packs a punch
We really pack a punch
They really pack a punch
It really packs a punch
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So, before we finish up, let’s go through the Aussie English fact for today, guys. So, today we had in the… at the very beginning of this episode, we had a kangaroo that was effectively trying to box with a man, and the man ends up punching the kangaroo in the face to try and defend himself and the dogs.
So, where does this thing come from? Why are kangaroos synonymous with boxing? Why is this something that we see quite a lot in Australian culture?
So, the boxing kangaroo is a national symbol of Australia and it’s used all the time in popular culture. It’s often seen as a flag with a yellow kangaroo and red boxing gloves on a green background, and you’re likely to see this really distinctive flag featured at sporting events all around Australia as well as overseas. So, it’ll usually be a symbol that Aussies will use, Aussie spectators, at these sporting events, things like cricket, tennis, basketball, or soccer, when they’re international sports. When it’s Australia vs. another country, as opposed to say, teams that are both from Australia. So, things like the Commonwealth Games and the Olympic Games. You’ll often see the boxing kangaroo flag.
So, a little bit about the history of this the idea of the boxing Kangaroo originates from a natural behavior of male kangaroos who are often referred to as ‘bucks’. And FYI, for your information, females are referred to as ‘does’, and young kangaroos are called ‘joeys’. Okay?
So, kangaroos have really interesting breeding behaviour and social structures. Large groups of kangaroos are referred to as ‘mobs’, and this is why Aussies often call a large group of people ‘a mob’. You might say, ‘hey, you mob!’. And these mobs can range from a handful of members of these kangaroos up to a hundred or more kangaroos. So, the mobs can get quite large.
Kangaroo bucks box in order to establish dominance as the most dominant male leads the mob and often has exclusive access to females for mating. So, he’s the one who gets to father all the joeys, at least theoretically. Given the chance, subordinate males, the ones who aren’t dominant, will often mate with receptive females pulling a fast one on the dominant males who are probably pretty busy mating with the numerous other females in their mob. So, it’s not always that effective being the dominant male.
When boxing male kangaroos use their smaller four legs, so their arms, to hold onto the attacker’s head and neck whilst they use the claws on their larger more powerful hind legs to kick, slash, or even disembowel their opponent whilst supporting themselves on their thick muscular tail. So, they actually use that tail to support themselves and hold themselves off the ground in order to kick.
So, the stance resembles that of a boxer when they’re doing this, and you can see this on YouTube in this video, right? When they’re fighting they actually look like a human boxer.
So, if you watch any kangaroo doco, you’ll probably see joeys start boxing from a really young age, and they tend to do this in order to develop their fighting skills and give them the best chance at one day being a dominant male, at least for a short period of time, and passing on their genes to the next generation.
So, what about people boxing kangaroos? Have you guys seen this? This was actually a thing in the past. This used to happen. And it seems like it only took colonists a little over a hundred years from when they colonised Australia in 1788 to realise that kangaroos could be trained to box humans, to fight humans, and that this could be used as a source of entertainment for Outback travelling shows, and this started occurring in the late 1800s, so in the 19th century.
In 1895, a German silent film was actually made about fighting kangaroos and this was made by Max Skladanowski, and was called Das Boxende Känguruh. Christine, you’ll have to let me know if I have pronounced that correctly in German. And an English silent film by Bert Acres was made the following year.
So, since these first silent film era movies were made, at least four other movies have been made as well about humans boxing kangaroos, and this symbol has only continued to become more prominent since that period of time.
During the World War Two, boxing kangaroos were stenciled onto Australian fighter aircraft and navy ships. And in 1983, the characteristic green, red, and yellow flag that I mentioned earlier was created by a sailing team on the Australia II yacht in the America’s Cup, and this flag has since skyrocketed into common use by rabid Aussie sporting fans all over the world.
Anyway guys, I hope you enjoy that episode. I hope that teaches you a bit about biology of kangaroos, a bit about Australian history, a bit about the crazy practice of boxing with kangaroos in the past. That’s absolutely insane. And yeah, I hope that you check this episode out in the Aussie English Classroom, guys. I think there’ll be a lot of awesome bonus content to help you skyrocket your English.
Anyway, thanks for hanging around today, guys. I hope you have an amazing weekend and I’ll chat to you soon.
Peace out, guys.
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