In this episode of Aussie English, Ep065: Pronunciation – Will + Have Contraction = ‘ll’ve, you’ll learn how to contract the future perfect tense. E.g. “I will have done” is often contracted by native speakers when speaking to e.g. “I’ll’ve done”.
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Ep65: Pronunciation –
Will + Have Contraction = ‘ll’ve
G’day guys. Welcome to this episode of Aussie English.
Today is going to be another pronunciation episode. Today I’m hoping to show you how to contract the future perfect tense. So, I’m just going to tell you that it’s the future perfect tense in case you feel like looking it up later on and doing a little bit of a grammar in your own time, but we won’t get too bogged down in the technical aspect of these contractions and learning these pronunciation things. [I] just thought I’d mention it up front.
So, the future perfect tense is ah… when you say, “Will have done something”. So, it’s something in the future that has happened. Talking about it in the past but it’s… it hasn’t happened yet. It’s going to happen in the future but it’ll be over, it’ll be finished by the time you talk about it.
So, for example you could say, “He will have arrived by then”. So, “by then”, by that point that you’re talking about in conversation he will have arrived. And there’s different ways of contracting this in English. So, I noticed that I did this in one of the previous episodes of Walking With Pete. I think it was the Pokémon Go episode. When I was writing out the transcript I noticed that I contracted “Will” and “Have” into “’ll’ve”. So, what do I mean by this? Different ways of saying the phrase, “he will have by then” include, “He’ll have arrived by then.” And so there I’ve contracted “Will” and turned it into “He’ll have arrived by then”. You can contract “Have” and attach it to “Will” in the example, “He will’ve arrived by then.” So, “Will’ve”. And you can also contract both “Will” and “Have” onto “He” where you would say, “He’ll’ve arrived by then.” And this is what I noticed that I did in this previous episode, and what I do quite often when I’m talking about things that are done, that are finished, in the future. I will contract both the words “Will” and “Have” into “’ll’ve” onto the pronouns.
So, now we’ll just do a little listen and repeat exercise where I will go through the different pronouns with the contracted “Will” and “Have” onto them, and you just repeat after me.
I’ll’ve x 3
You’ll’ve x 3
He’ll’ve x 3
She’ll’ve x 3
We’ll’ve x 3
They’ll’ve x 3
Note: when “Have” follows “Will” it is never WRITTEN as contracted. So, even if someone says, “I’ll’ve”, it will always be written as “I’ll have”.
There you go. So, practice those a few times each time you listen to this episode and you’ll get used to saying “I’ll’ve”, “You’ll’ve”, “He’ll’ve”, “She’ll’ve”, “We’ll’ve”, They’ll’ve” incredibly quickly and naturally when you speak. So, I’ll give you some examples of when and how you would use the future perfect tense. So, some examples going through the different pronouns:
“I’ll’ve gone home by that point.” I’ll have gone home by that point. So, by that point that I’m talking about in the future, by then, I will have gone home already. So, I will have gone home. I’ll have gone home by that point.
“You’ll’ve heard from me by then.” So, by then you will have heard from me. By that point in time, whenever it is in the future, I will have already spoken to you. You will have heard from me. You’ll have heard from me.
“He’ll’ve asked you for help.” So, he will have asked you for help. He’ll have asked you for help.
“She’ll’ve seen everything.” She will have seen everything. She’ll have seen everything.
“We’ll’ve read then entire book by the end of the day.” So, by the end of the day we will have read the entire book. We will have finished reading the entire book. We’ll have read the entire book.
And, “They’ll’ve finished their degree by the end of the year.” So, by the end of the year they will have finished their degree. They’ll have finished their degree by the end of the year.
So, you’ll see there too that I can mention the point in time in the future before I say the future perfect tense in the sentence. So, “by that point I’ll have gone home”, “I’ll have gone home by that point”. Either way doesn’t matter. It’s totally up to you guys how you structure those kinds of sentences. And you’ll also have noticed in those sentences that I verify a lot of them by using a specific point in time. So, when you use the future perfect tense like this, and you say “I’ll’ve”, “You’ll’ve”, “He’ll’ve”, “She’ll’ve”, “We’ll’ve”, They’ll’ve”, and then you say the thing that has been done using whatever verb you use, often you’ll say exactly when or by when that has happened. So, you might hear things like:
By that point
By next week
By the end of the day
By the end of the week
By the end of the year
So, you’re just specifying a time in the future by which or by when the thing will have been completed, will have happened, will have been done.
Examples here with those different points in the future:
He’ll’ve finished by then
He’ll’ve finished by that point
He’ll’ve finished by tomorrow
He’ll’ve finished by next week
He’ll’ve finished by the end of the day
He’ll’ve finished by the end of the week
He’ll’ve finished by the end of the year
So, I’m going to read out some sentences now guys. One last example before we finish this episode where I will read out these sentences and you guys convert them into the contracted forms. So, for example, I’ll say, “He will have done” and you have to try and anticipate the contracted form and repeat it after that, and then I will repeat the contracted form so that you can check that you were correct. So, “He will have done”, you guys “He’ll’ve done” and then I’ll say, “He’ll’ve done”, and you can hear it. So, contract these sentences after me:
I will have gone to the beach.
I’ll’ve gone to the beach.
You will have seen him at that point.
You’ll’ve seen him at that point.
He will have found out the truth by the end of the week.
He’ll’ve found out the truth by the end of the week.
She will have finished her degree.
She’ll’ve finished her degree.
They will have done it by then.
They’ll’ve done it by then.
We will have been on holiday for three weeks.
We’ll’ve been on holiday for three weeks.
That’s when I will have left.
That’s when I’ll’ve left.
Tuesday morning is when you will have arrived.
Tuesday morning is when you’ll’ve arrived.
I hope tomorrow he will have come home.
I hope tomorrow he’ll’ve come home.
By the end of the year she will have graduated.
By the end of the year she’ll’ve graduated.
By the time you arrive we will have already started.
By the time you arrive we’ll’ve already started.
Tomorrow they will have moved house.
Tomorrow they’ll’ve moved house.
Note: remember, “I’ll’ve” would always be written as “I’ll have”, where “have” isn’t written as contracted, when writing formal English.
So, that’s the episode for today guys, you know, don’t worry too much about having to memorise these things, about having to nail it and get it perfect every single time you speak with people. Worst case scenario you can just say “We will have”, “I will have”, etc. People will understand what you mean. But the more you listen to these kinds of episodes and repeat after me and say these kinds of exercises, the more naturally you’re going to find that you will say these contractions when you speak English. And, you’ll just get quicker at speaking English, you’ll sound more like a native, and you will be more quickly understood by other people. So, again, don’t worry about being perfect, don’t worry about remembering every single detail, just keep practicing these lessons from time to time and you will improve. So, until next time guys, all the best!
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AE 259 – Interview with Matt: Bogan Australians, slang, working as a geologist and making friends Down UnderBy pete — 2 years ago
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AE 259 – Interview with Matt: Bogan Australians, slang, working as a geologist and making friends Down Under.
G’day guys! Welcome to this episode of Aussie English.
I’m here with my mate Matt and we were out today having coffee and Matt brought up the fact that he reckons he has a bit of a bogan accent.
So I was like alright… I inherited one you know.
I thought it’d be a good idea opportunity to get him on the cast so that we can have a chat about things. And Matt’s done quite a few interesting things, like, I guess we just start and see where it goes, but where did we meet?
We met in like Marine Zoology in Queenscliff in third year biology. Yeah. Yeah at the start of it. Yeah. So January February. So would have been about eight years ago.
Yeah. 2009. Far out, that’s a long time. Yeah.
So since then I went on I did a masters after that. And you took some time off right and went and did.
I worked for three years in mining and then I was a geologist I didn’t do any mining and I didn’t do much geology either really.
So, we differed, I guess, I did like straight biology but your undergrad was both, wasn’t it? Geology and.
…and zoology. Yeah.
Yeah. So what was that like? What made you do both? Why were you interested in both rocks and animals.
So, I wasn’t interested in rocks. So I did science degree because of zoology.
So I originally want to do that and then I… we did a as zoology at school and I thought, “Nah, behaviour’s pretty cool.”
I’d like to get into conservation, and then first year uni I had to see the Earth Science building for anyone be interested in reading… learning about rocks? It just sounded like the weirdest thing ever.
But then I heard the truck drivers got about 100 K a year first year out. So, I thought I could do this half my HEX and I just to one subject so I get a bit of an idea, and then I thought “Well, I’ll just double major,” ’cause at that time…
So it’s 2007. The mining boom was going crazy and geologists were getting plucked out of uni before they’d even finished degrees.
Ah, I remember that as well.
So, I was just like, well, I don’t mind getting treated as royalty for a few years to look at a couple of rocks. But then in 2008 everything went to crap, and things go that’s usually a first. But, yeah, it picked up then I think I threw in the towel off a few years and when I went travelling.
Yeah. What was that like? So you finish your undergrad you’ve done geology and you did get plucked or you got, you know, you applied for a job and got given a job. This was up in NSW.
So I got a job off Facebook. Really?
I applied for all these places like BHP and Rio and.
And what are all those companies?
They’re some of the biggest resource companies in the world, certainly Australia so…
And because there wasn’t a lot of jobs going one of the top blokes in our sort of class in terms of light and grades wise, he got an enviro job for about 50K. And I thought well if he’s getting that well then I’m in big trouble, because I didn’t attend very regularly even with zoology which I really enjoyed. I wasn’t always in class. I was at home doing nothing. Anyway, I applied for this job on Facebook and it was in coal seam gas and I was to discover how bad that is.
And it’s it’s weird spending three years in an industry that you despise, and I hated it even at the time so it was a weird but very three years, but I met some pretty interesting people during that time.
So tell us about that. What was it like? You left obviously… you got a job on Facebook then, and then what did they just fly straight up there. You were in the thick of it. You were just thrown in the deep end.
Yeah. So, I was 21, and I was a supervisor on mine sites trying to tell people that are old enough to be my grandfather what to do, and when you get like a 60 year old driller who’s been doing it for more than half his life you just need to be as… You don’t… you want to just keep out of their hair.
And I think that the geology and the industry is more… your ability, not that not so much about what you know about rocks, but more your ability to keep away from the drillers when they’re in a bad mood.
And I was good at doing that, so like, they tend to like me because I always had lots of movies on my hard drive. So this before people… we all streamed everything. So you know I’d give them, you know, like a thousand movies, you know, I was their best mate, and if anything went bad well I’d just not report it, and then no one would get in trouble when they’d just get on with it. So I… and at the end of the day I didn’t care about the industry at all so as long as we’re all having fun and we’re all getting paid.
It’s absolute cow… it’s such a cowboy industry.
I’ve heard stories about like a decade, two decades beforehand, and it’s a lot better than then but, like, me compared to like any 9-5 city job mining’s.
So what’s it like going to that? So what are these drillers… Tell us what they do, and then what were some of the stories you heard, what was it like in the past compared to what it’s like today?
I mean you can’t drink on site anymore.
No no. So I think back in the day I think in the 80s, I mean like I sort of heard stories of, you know, stories that sort of thing, like they’d drink a slab or a carton.
Well this is actually the stuff you want, isn’t it? So, a slab or carton or whatever you want to call it.
Which is what, 24 beers?
24 beers, so like smashing one of them while at work.
One dude? Yeah. Yeah.
And then hitting the pub that night and then smashing another slab, and then calling that a day. And then I’ve heard worse stories than that. I heard like some of the drillers smoke like three cartons, like, you know two cartons.
So not like a deck, a carton!
How much is a carton, how many cigarettes? I’ve heard like 10 (packs) or something. So that number doesn’t make sense.
So that’s like 20 decks. But apparently there was this one guy and he’s…I don’t know what the condition is, is it jaundice? I know jauntice when your eyes go like yellowy. But like his skin.
Just from so much smoking?
From like liver failure as well I think that your skin can go that yellowy colour and this… you just get some units out there.
And there’s also some of the old school guys there. I remember there was a guy there from, I think it was, QBC… QGC.
What does that stand for?
I think it was QGC, Queensland Gas Company. I think it was something like that. And he had about three teeth in his mouth, covered in moles, morbidly morbidly obese, but then he kind of had a really like refined sort of accent.
But he was just… you could… he just he looked like a human equivalent of Jabadahut. He was disgusting. And.
So, this is where you would go to see a lot of the real rough Australians are in this industry.
You do. This is exploration. So when I worked on a mine site it was less so. But yeah, you still had some…you still had a bit of that.
Also don’t say too much as well, ’cause if it goes on Facebook, and like somebody saying a few years, but I still like them as well, and they’ve got jobs so.
You don’t have to go into the specifics. I’m just interested. What are the characters like, yeah? And so what accent like?
It’s like… you could imagine. I’ll just say too, well, this actually refers to the accent a bit. So if you’ve got 300 guys in one spot together you get a bit of a alpha thing going where… and it’s almost like who can be the biggest dickhead. The worst person you are the more celebrated to a point. So you know, like, the F word it’s replaced by the C word and it’s literally used for everything. So…
This is what happens when women are taken out of the equation.
We are animals.
And… but then also to the awareness of that actually makes it a whole lot more fun. So you know when you’re literally just sitting there and you know it’d be 7 in the morning I’d rock up and they’re like oh… You’re literally picking each other apart. I mean it’s who can be the cruelest to each other, and then who can handle it the best.
And ah yeah.
So it’s tricky because like I… I don’t know like repeat a lot of it.
You don’t have to.
But then it’s sort of like in terms of the accent element I know some sayings which I wasn’t used to is like in New South Wales they say like “hey.”[00:09:15] Yep. At the end of sentences?
…like “Ey” and “Hey”, like Queensland a lot they’ll go “Ey?” like “Oh, I feel like dinner, ey?” or something like that. That’s a really pronounced thing but, like, it doesn’t seem to happen that much in Victoria and that caught on. I started doing it a bit, and I think sometimes I still do it a bit now. “E-h” “Eh?”
What’s the other one.
Oh “Heaps”, “Heaps good” something’s “Heaps good.
But that’s not even really slang. That’s… Well I guess it is, but it’s like almost bad grammar. “It’s really good? Nah It’s heaps good!”. And I was… There’s actually a song. I can’t remember the song in the song, but they go, “It was heaps good”. I’m like… “Uh!”.
But then after a while you hear it a lot, and then you start using it yourself. I’m like “No!”.
So was it hard for you at first? ‘Cause that’s what a lot of my listeners and a lot of people watching this are going to be thinking, you know, when we come to Australia is going to be difficult talking with Australians, and I guess I wanted to show that even for other Australians it can be difficult, right?
Yeah. Well, I…
When you first go out there, not just necessarily that you don’t understand the accent, but they start using slang terms or expressions you don’t understand and even you as a native speaker have to learn those things and then become part of the.
Well it’s almost like, well, you would’ve… you’ve heard of them all, you know, some stuff like “Bonzer”.
Yeah there was that ad campaign or whatever years ago that that “Bonzer” like look that was of. Can you with that at all?
I remember vaguely.
I didn’t know it was an actual real thing and then I heard one of the guys say, “Oh yeah, nah, I picked up this girl last night. Yeah, she was a real bonzer chick.” I’m like, “Wait, is that a thing?” like, people actually say “Bonzer”? Stuff like that. “Old mate” actually. I didn’t know “Old mate.” meant. That was probably the only thing that I didn’t understand. So when they’d be like “Oh, I’m going to go get “Old mate”, and I’m like “Well, who’s old mate? like, someone that you’ve known for ages?”. And they’d use it on strangers and I’d say “Oh, yeah, old mate did this.” And I’m like, “Oh, yeah, where’d you meet him?”. “Oh I just met him.” like “I was with you. What do you mean?.” “But you call him “old mate”?”
It’s like, what are you talking about? And, like, I think that’s.
It’s just become like a slang term for someone, right?
For someone, yeah, for anyone. And…
I just went got this dude, this make, this guy. Old mate.
Anyone. And “Old love”. That’s not very commonly, but sometimes for the girls it’s “Old love”, but I heard that a handful of times, but “Old mate’s” infectious. So, it’s… it gets thrown around so much that you start using it all the time. Like, “Old mate will get it!”. Yeah…
It’s funny how words and expressions catch on like that, because I remember hearing that for the first time I think after high school one of my friends kept saying it, and I was like, he was from the country out in Shepparton, so northern Victoria, and I remember being like, “What the hell does this mean?”, and he explained it to me and I was like, it kind of has this ring to it, like this… it sounds cool, and be like, “Yeah, I was hanging out with old mate.
It’s inclusive. You’re part of this group.
Yeah, so it’s funny how things like that catch on, and then… but, yeah it is like, those kinds of expressions and terms are only really used by Australians with other Australians because it is just so confusing. And I think too because it’s not absorbed by everyone who speaks English in Australia it’s only used by those groups that it’s hard to use holistically because it’s just not common until you go into those areas.
But you do see, like, in terms… especially the Geologists you get a lot of people on 457s (visas), a lot of people from the UK, they soak it up real quick. I think they loved it. But, some of the Indian people I worked with, it was pretty funny. Hearing the Indian accent. Well I’m sure there’s more than one, but like, but you know, people from India who’d spent, you know, less than six months in Australia, you know, saying “Old mate”, and “How are ya?”, and just, you know, all the slang you just incorporating it in, and it’s just hilarious just seeing like the cut off in their own accents when they’re trying to emulate it. And, but also too, like, we loved it when that happened as well.
So what advice would you have if you were someone who’s recently come to Australia and is going to be working with these kinds of guys, and… or, you know, people in general, it doesn’t just have to be men, but what is the kind of advice you would have for someone becoming friends with these people, working with these people, learning to understand the accent and these terms?
I think that just ask them directly what it means. I mean it could be hard though if… some of the real country country guys, so, you know, if you know, like Longreach Central Queensland where some of the guys are just country… very country.
Rough as. You literally can’t pull them up everything, on every single point, because they… it’s just slang with everything. So I think you just have to listen and eventually you will hear sentences in context and you pick up on it. But if you hear a repeating element that’s repeated a lot like “Old mate” is, pull them up on that, and then I think all the other terms will fall into place in time. But I think that that would be the biggest one.
‘Cause that’s one of those things.
It’s tricky ’cause it’s still English, and it’s still Aussie English, still obvious, the same country. I still understood them. But that’s really the only term I sort of struggled with that I can remember. But a lot of it was the sentence structure and grammar. It was a bit different. And anything you just worked that out after a while I think.
It’s just exposure.
So, it was surprising actually. You think ’cause Australia’s quite young we don’t have the same variation in accents sort of… even language. In other countries, say like Europe where, you know, you drive an hour and it’s a different language in certain parts. But we do have quite a bit of variation between the states and even within states if you’re really listening for it.
And I’d… They knew that I was from Melbourne just for how I said Melbourne, which I don’t think a lot of Victorians realise. We say “Melbourne” different than… Yeah.
So, what’s the difference? Can you say it?
That’s how we would say it, but.
I don’t know. For me I don’t understand what I’m saying. They’re just like, “Oh, they way you say “Melbourne”, say it again!” I’m like, “Well, what do you mean?”. It’s not either like “Melbourne” (American accent), like, they just say it seemingly the same as me but.
They can hear the difference.
They call us Mexicans because we’re south of the (Qld) border.
So I guess too, one of the points that I wanted to get at, was how do you penetrate that kind of culture too, because a lot of foreigners have trouble when they come here. A lot of the guys that listen and chat to me tell me how hard it is when they are working as tradies or in groups with guys who are really rough, use lot of slang, and just… I guess that culturally not bogan Australian, but those kind of… those small guy groups that are really hard to penetrate and become friends with. And they feel like they work there for a year, for two years, and even then they’re not really in the group. What sort of advice would you have, ’cause it can be hard for you and me, right? If we go to these kinds of places a lot of the time we’re treated the same in that we aren’t originally from there, we don’t speak like them, we don’t use the same language as them, and we get treated as a bit like outsiders, and it takes us a little bit of time to get into the groove.
I think the biggest thing is not taking what they say seriously and being able to take a joke. I saw some people that couldn’t. I literally saw one guy on a drill rig, scrubbing a drill rig with a toothbrush. Like, that stuff still can happen. And it was a guy that didn’t know when to shut up, and didn’t know how to take a joke. He liked to give, but couldn’t take them. And he got himself in a situation that he sort of created for himself. But I think if you can take a joke, if you can at least try to be… like make some jokes as well, you know, like, even just talking to them, like, generally even a lot of the ones that are more confronting or sort of intimidating looking a very laid back and quite friendly. Even the ones that seem to be really grouchy some of them are the friendliest blokes and they’re there, they’re grouchiness, or apparent hostilities, it’s all show.
And it’s when they’re on the job and they’re stressed out, but then afterwards.
Yeah, if they’re swearing and carrying on after a while you hear it enough, and you’re just like “Ah, he’s alright. He’s just having a sook.” But I think the biggest thing too is that if you are going to… I think a lot of those crew groups that they really are respected if you you pay out on them but then you can take a joke in turn. But you got to be careful doing it. You’ve got to really read the situation.
Yeah, so maybe don’t start with walking up and dropping the C-bomb and being like “Hey you C*&^!” like.
No. No… and, you know, if they’re angry and then you call them a bunch of sooks, well, that won’t work very well. You know you’ll find your ute on bricks. But in saying that even like after work a lot of these guys go to the bar and that sort of thing, and I’m not saying that, like, in order to fit in with Aussie culture sort of in rural areas you have to be a raging alcoholic, but, you know, even just spending the time even if it’s an hour or two a couple of days of the week, if they do end up going to somewhere just joining in and just getting chatting with… people are going to start loosening up after a work and it’s… that’s a good time to really sort of, like, edge your way in. People are a lot more open than they like to let on.
It’s funny because it feels so much like high school. Like we… I don’t know, it’s.
Guys are… we mature in our own little way, but at the end it’s all a big boy… You get a bunch of guys together and they’re kids, like, you know…
And you kind of have to be able to turn it on and off, right? Like in these situations, and that’s part of the, I don’t know, the delicacy. When you get in here it’s… I think… and it’s not just an English speaking… what do I want to say? It’s not just foreigners that suffer from this. When Americans come to Australia and English people come to Australia…
Well, I mean, they’re foreigners.
But English language learners.
It’s not just ESL learners who have this problem. It’s Americans British people, you know, they come to Australia and they suffer the same thing where they go to places like this, they have jobs working with other Aussies, and they don’t get the Aussie humour and the Aussie culture of teasing one another as a way of showing that you like someone. And if you can’t take a joke and you can’t show that you can be teased and then brush it off and tease back you’re… that’s when people get uncomfortable and almost don’t like you because they don’t… they know they can’t joke with you. And that’s… I feel like that’s… I’ve had a lot of listeners to the podcast, say “We just, like, they seem mean. These people they say things to me. I don’t understand and.
They’re just testing water with you a lot, and I notice that…
Exactly. And part of it is you just have to get used to ignoring what people say and not taking it literally, right? Especially, this is for Americans, for British people too, ’cause they get really offended when they’re not used to the Australian humour.
Because like Americans.
I find people from the UK tend to be pretty good at it. They tend to be better, but yeah, the Americans can be quite literal. I suppose it depends what area you’re in as well. But, some Americans that I’ve met can be quite literal and I think that you’re openly offending them.
And the problem with that is it causes a kind of ripple effect there, because then Aussies find that hilarious in itself, so they’ll keep doing it.
Yeah, it’s almost like you find the chink in the armour, or that the weak spot, right? And then you just keep picking at it and picking at it. So you almost have to practice tolerance and having a thick skin.
When it comes to how these people may treat you, you know, I mean within reason. Obviously, there is a lie, and that’s what you have to get used to, because there can be bullying and nastiness of course.
Yeah, of course.
But at the same time as someone is joking around with you and says something like “Hey dickhead! How’s it going mate.” You know, that’s… they’re not calling you a “dickhead” as in “Oh, we hate you and we think you blah blah blah.” It’s just Australians seem to be a lot more loose with their… the way that they’ll refer to someone.
With their abuse. Loose with abuse.
Yeah, I mean, and it is…I guess my advice would be just don’t take everything personally straightaway, and try and read the situation and get used to it, and see how they treat other people that they’ve obviously friends with, ’cause if they’re treating you the same way and they’re treating their friends that way, then it’s not a sign that… (they don’t like you.
And in a very weird way if they’re as abusive say to you as they are to their own friends then you need to start to think “Well, is it really abuse or is this just how he is.
And, in a weird sort of way is this actually a good thing? If he’s talking me the same way as his friends well maybe he might actually like me.
I remember having… When I started jujitsu and going to the gym, I remember this one guy that was always poking fun at me. And I was just like, even as an Australian, I was just like, “What is up with this? Does he just not like me?”. And I remember talking to him one day, and he’s like, “Man if I didn’t like you I just wouldn’t talk to you. I just wouldn’t say anything. I’d ignore you.” And that is what probably one of those things to take into account is in these sorts of situations. If someone’s teasing you and still, you know, to an extent, but, if they’re not ignoring you and they’re still laughing and they’re kind of friendly by using some of these words that may confuse you. Don’t have your automatic reaction of being offended, because that will probably lead to them going further with that.
Yeah, or they’ll start to feel a bit awkward and then they might not do it again for a while, and then it can just make it… the whole situation can feel a bit weird. Yeah.
Anyway, we’ve gone off on a bit of a tangent, but the side note’s get a thick skin and be able to handle insults a little bit within reason and get used to it.
And get used to it. Probably expect it too. If you’re working with a lot of guys.
Expect it. And it could be a lot of fun. Friendly insulting can be fun. I find that hard. Not everyone does it. It’s hard to explain to people that aren’t into it, but yeah.
Awesome. Maybe we can finish up man.
I sort of don’t even know what we talked about. We tried to keep it to something relevant to Aussie English, but it sort of went a bit everywhere.
I wanted them to get exposure to your accent, and, man, I think we use so many slang terms in there. I was just thinking some of the times you drop these things and I’m like.
I don’t know you think I did.
I was like I hope when I go back over this I’m going to be able to remember what he said, ’cause I don’t use that, and sometimes when you listen over things and try and transcribe you’re like, “What?”.
Yeah I remember when I was even in South America I… one thing I liked is yeah you speak slower and you pronounce your words properly, and I thought this is good it’s like sort of correcting my accent or whatever, and ’cause, you know, Aussies can slur a bit as well. I don’t think a lot of Aussies realise that, but we can… we slur through our sentences sometimes, and… but then as soon as… So, I was like alright this is getting a bit better I’m pronouncing words correctly, that sort of thing, but then you see one Aussie it just all goes, and it’s just it’s a battle.
It’s funny how that happens, ’cause I remember doing that too where I went to Queensland and used to do research on turtles, and we would go up there and be in a group, and it would just come out. You’d have, you know, you wouldn’t realise you sound… like I remember being asked, “Are you English?” … I’m like “What’re you talking about I’m just from Melbourne.
But that’s weird too because then.
And then my accent came out after a month I come back to Melbourne and everyone’s like, “Jesus man. You’re full bogan!”.
But when I was in Central America I had a few people who thought I was English. And this is really weird because one guy said… he said, “Are you sure you’re not English, your parents are? Your language isn’t as vulgar as all of Australians.” I’m like, “It’s the opposite man!”. I told people at home just ’cause I knew they’d find that hilarious. But I got quite a lot of people thinking, you know, I was English, and I don’t really understand that at all.
I think it’s difficult though, right?
Even if I’m in a group of other Aussies they keep me out of thinking that I had spent time in England, and I don’t really… I don’t get that.
I think that’s just that… I don’t want to sound, you know… I think it’s the education thing. The longer you believe in education going to high school, going through university, the longer you stay around those organisations, I think one because you’re around people who are more educated and speak with a more clear accent, and you’re in so many foreigners so that you have to speak with a more clear accent. I think that’s part of the reason, at least personally, I have a more neutral Australian accent then I would have if I had left high school and gone to become a tradie or something Werribee or in the middle of Australia, and then had that, you know, instead of saying “Australia” I would say “Astralya”, like, you’d just start getting the…
Well, I mean, in year 7 I used to call a “Toilet” “Tawlet”. I got rid of that pretty quick. I thought that was normal, I was like, “Oh, tawlet” and then the class was laughing at me. I’m like, “Damn!”.
Oh God. “Tawlet”.
We should probably end up here, man. Thank you so much for the interview. See you guys.
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AE 401 – Interview: How to Buy a Car in Australia with James Buchan
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Today’s episode is the second half of the interview with James, my mate James, who was talking about cars in episode AE 393 – Interview: Rev-heads, Car Accidents, & Car Culture in Australia. So, James is back today, and he’ll be giving you guys tips and tricks for buying a car in Australia, what you need to know about searching for cars online, when you go and see the car what you should do, what you should look for under the bonnet, and then the process of getting that car bought and putting it into your name.
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Anyway, guys, without any further ado let’s get into today’s interview episode on buying a car in Australia with James. And to take us in, I thought it would be appropriate to play the sound of some V8 Supercar Ford and Holdens from Bathurst. Check it out.
I guess switching gears again.
If we now talk about purchasing cars and selling cars, do you remember the first car that you went and bought, and what it felt like to be, you know, a young Australian kid getting your first car? What was the process like to?
So, the first car I think I actually bought with my own money was a Toyota Soarer. It was a one of the V8 ones, so, they called that a UZZ31. This is an interesting one and I think this will be good for the podcast, because I made some mistakes buying this car, and hindsight and wisdom I would be able to inform a purchaser now a lot better, but I guess, you’ve got to go out there, you’ve got to make mistakes. Much the same as anything in life, you’ve got to learn. That crash, for instance, that we talked about earlier. Sometimes you need to make a mistake.
So, I went and saw the car, and everything looked alright, I guess, when you’re young and you’ve got a pocket full of cash and you see an object, you think well, yeah, you know, it’s it looks good, and I guess, you get carried away with the emotions in purchasing it. You know, I’m going to buy this. This is going to be me. I get to roll around in this. This is really cool. In my case, it was this V8 Soarer. It was packed full of leather and technology. It had like the TV screen, the touch screen. It had a really good stereo in it. (It) had a set of wheels on it. They were really heavy and they weren’t staggered, but they were a set of wheels, and to a young person that was pretty cool.
So, we went up and we just sussed it out, and it was a really warm sunny day, and everything was working. The air conditioning was working. The car was driving nicely. The owner had informed me that he just put a new battery in it, and I didn’t really think of… I just thought, well, you know, that’s a good thing, you know, a new battery. And I said, yeah, no, I’ll buy this car. And I think I paid $7,300 for it. And we had the paperwork. So, we got that from Vic Roads. So, you sign the paperwork, and then… so the owner of the car will put his initials on it, you put yours on it, and that basically transfers the ownership from their name to yours, which you would then take to VicRoads.
So, I purchased this car, and I remember, it took maybe about a week. So, I had a test drive first, came home, decided that I liked it. And then, (I) came up to Melbourne about a week or two later to pick up the car, and that was fine, and I drove it back out of Melbourne, and on the way down to Geelong I got a little message on the TV screen in the centre of the car, and it said an alternator… battery not charging alternator, alternator not charging battery. Like, okay, what’s that? Anyway, the closer I got to Geelong, the more systems started to shut down in the car. I’m thinking, well, this is not great.
Anyway, as it turns out, the design of that particular engine the 1UZ had the alternator above… had the power steering pump just above the alternator. So, what would happen is the power steering pump would leak and drop all its fluid onto the alternator, which would kill it. And so, when the alternator wouldn’t charge then it would just drain the battery. So, when the owner said I’ve just put in a new battery of course the car is going to drive fine with a new battery. You’re not going to know. So, perhaps I should have checked under the car for any, I guess, like puddles or any drips, look at the engine bay perhaps with a torch to see if there’s any moist damp wet spots. I didn’t do any of that. I just got carried away, because I thought that everything was working and playing with the buttons and the technology, didn’t really… didn’t really check to see what else might be broken with it. So, that was… so, on the second day that I had the car in my ownership. I then had to take it down to an auto electrician and get the power steering pump replaced, and get the alternator replaced. And that was a really expensive exercise. That was at least $600-700. And I haven’t budgeted for that. So, I regret that.
There’s a few things in that I unpack, I guess. So, for the listeners who are moving to Australia or currently living in Australia what kind of advice would you have for them from start to finish for purchasing a car? So, I guess starting with: where do you look and what do you look for?
So, there’s perhaps two main websites you could look for cars in Australia. Carsales.com.au, which is generally pretty good. Look, if you want to go to a dealer, you can, but you have to be prepared to pay their markups. They’ll be making a profit on it. Although, if you buy from a dealer, you’ll get some kind of warranty or recourse if something is to go wrong. So, buying a car secondhand inherently carries a little bit more risk if you do it through a private sale.
So, carsales.com.au, though.
That’s right. Yeah. So, that’s where generally that I would look. You’ll see if a car has… you can check out its specifications, its photos, there’s the owner’s contact information. And that’s one way of buying a car. It’s slightly perhaps a little bit more above board. And then, if you wanted to buy like a slightly cheaper car or you’re willing to sift a little bit… sift a little further through the website, you could use gumtree.com.au. I don’t think they’re searching or the way that the website is built is perhaps as good as Carsales, but you can find a car through there, and they can be another option.
And what would you recommend the car come with, or the kind of specifications, I mean, any other bonus sort of tips there for the kinds of cars you want and what you want to come with when you purchase one?
So, the first and foremost, really, you need a registration and roadworthy certificate. Roadworthy certificates, they’ve become a lot harder to find.
And harder to get.
And harder to get. A car these days, generally, if it comes with a roadworthy certificate, it generally means that it’s an alright car. You know, you’d need to get it checked out, obviously, and perform your own checks, but you can be assured at least that it’s been to a workshop and that they can guarantee that the tyres are good, the brakes are good, the steering is good, that you’ve got good wiper blades, there’s no oil leaks, just that basic kind of stuff. In the past, they were a lot easier to forge, but the Victorian Government has since been clamping down pretty hard on workshops that are hand handing out dodgy roadworthiness. So, they are a lot harder to find and get. And as a result, you’ll see a lot of cars for sale second hand without a roadworthy certificate.
And look, some of these cars can be an absolute bargain. If you’re willing to do the work, and let’s say, it might only need a set of tyres or set of brake pads. I guess, if you’ve got A. the time, or you’re B. mechanically competent, go ahead do that, but you really have to suss the car out and to know that it’s going to be okay, and then you’ve got to have the time as well to run around getting these things or to get them fitted, and how much is your time worth? Are you working? Are you studying? If you are, then you might not have the time to be able to go ahead and do these things, in which case you could pay a place to do this, but again, that’s going to cost a little bit of extra, and for all of the extra that it may cost you or for how much your time is worth, it just makes sense to get a car with a roadworthy certificate.
And you can kind of get caught and a bit of a trap, right? If you get on without a roadworthy, you’ve got about 30 days with the changeover in your name to get a roadworthy on it before it can be changed into your name. And so, however much money it’s going to cost to change the car, to fix the car, to repair the car, to get it into your name, you’re going to have to fork out…
…and pay for before you can legally drive it around or get insured and all of that, right?
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That’s right. So, a couple of years ago now my brother and I bought a Ford Falcon it wasn’t AU, and it was ex-taxi, the benefit of an ex-taxi is that you know that it’s been maintained. This thing had 700,000 kilometers on it.
To the moon and back.
My brother and I, we were looking for a car. We needed one kind of quickly. We sussed out one car and the owner said to us, “oh, look, it’s good, it’s got an exhaust on it”. We liked the look of it, but he said the gearbox is broken, one of the gears is broken in it. The car can’t do above 80 kilometers an hour. And I guess, when you’re travelling to the outback and you’re travelling large distances, Australia’s a big country, you kind of want to be able to go a little bit more than 80km/hr. So, for us, that was a no go.
So, we went and sussed out this AU Falcon in Templestowe. It was an ex-taxi, it was owned… it had been owned by this Greek guy, and my brother just looks at me and he says, do we go ugly early, James?. And I said yes, David we do, because you know what? We could spend a long time trying to suss out which cars are good, you know, sorting out if one has a roadworthy or a rego or does it… or if it’s maybe one of the later versions. But everything about this, I guess, it ticked most of the boxes for us. So, we decided that that was going to be a good buy.
That car had no roadworthy, but for our purposes we were only using the car for a weekend. We had it sort of like a little cheap car holiday.
So, we went up to the Outback in New South Wales. So, what we did was we purchased this AU. It didn’t need to have a roadworthy, because we were able to… we’re only going to be using it for a weekend. So, we were able to transfer the ownership of the vehicle into our name and we were able to get an insurance cover note that would cover us for those four days. At which point, once we returned, we would cancel the cover note, we’d sell the car.
And that’s exactly what we did. However, if you want to keep a car to use to go on holidays, to go on trips, you have 30 days, at least last time I checked, before you can get that… 30 days in order to get that roadworthy certificate, and get that into your name, and get the car registered and insured, and off you go.
So, I guess, taking it through the steps: get on either a Carsales.com.au, which you recommend first and foremost…
It seems to be a little bit more above board.
…and you can get it from dealers or private sellers…
…or you can go to gumtree.com.au, and also sift through that, but it requires a bit more work.
It requires a little bit more work, and I think the way that Gumtree’s website sort of laid out as well, I was searching for cars there the other day, and I set my range and I set my price, I typed in the model of car I was looking for, and I set it most expensive to least expensive, but I still got ads, because people want to lease their cars through there as well, and you can… you can weed that out in Gumtree, but it’s just a little bit more effort.
I guess, the benefit of gum tree though is that it’s free.
So, when you’re advertising a car there it’s free, whereas Carsales you’ve got to pay.
Hence the ads on Gumtree.
Alright. So, you’ve gone to Carsales or Gumtree, you found a car that you’ve liked, that looks good. Try and find one that does have a roadworthy certificate and rego on it already for as long as possible so you don’t have to renew that rego in the next week and for another year, ’cause the longer the rego the better. Alright, so you got those things down. Then obviously you want to contact the seller through one of these websites and just say, g’day, I’m just interested in purchasing your car. Do you have anything to add with regards to bartering and the price of the cars? Would you just walk up and be like, here, BAM! There’s what you’ve asked for? Or would you suggest aiming a little lower? And if so, how far is okay below the price they’re asking?
So, what I like to do is I like to go and suss the car, look at it. Have… knowing a little bit about cars, if I can see that something’s an absolute bargain already, and that they’ve already reduced the price enough, I’d like to use a little bit of intuition. Sometimes I can see that it’s a bargain, and you can say, alright, I’m not going to… not going to try and get any money chopped off the price here. it’s already a bargain for what they’re selling for so I just turn up with the cash nice and quickly, and get the deal done. Whereas, I guess, sometimes you might like to… the price that the seller has listed you can see as a starting point and try and negotiate them down a little bit. I like to… if it was me and I was selling a car, I would… let’s say, I want $7,500 for it, I might list it for like $8,200 knowing full well that when someone comes in and wants to buy the car and barter it, I’ve got a little bit of room to move. So, I’m happy to let the cargo for say $7,500 whereas I’ve listed it for $8,300. So, that’s the spot where I’ll let it go for.
However, if I’d just left it… advertised it for $7,500 that the buyer would want to come in and they would want to knock some money off it. So, they might be able to go in… they might want to knock it down a little bit more. So, I guess, you’ve sort of got to shift around and do a little bit of a dance in order to agree on a price. That’s always a good idea to try and negotiate if you can.
Another good step is never go and see a car at night.
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I guess that ties in with when you go and see a car what are the kind of things you’re looking for? And obviously, you need light to be able to do that. But what basic things can the listeners to this podcast keep an eye out for if they are just buying this car on their own?
Okay. So, obviously, you want to go and you take a look at the tyres. Make sure that there’s enough tread on them. You can see the wear markers and you can just basically use your fingers and put them through the great grooves in the tire to see that there’s enough tread on them. If they’ve got a roadworthy though, they should have roadworthy tread. So, that’s one thing. If you’re putting it into gear as an automatic, if it clunks into gear, that could be a problem with the transmission. You want to make sure that the brakes aren’t squeaking. You want to make sure that there are no leaks.
So, when you lift up the bonnet and you look at it, you want to also look below the car to see that nothing’s dripping onto the ground.
That’s right. Another sort of sign that something can be potentially dodgy is if you don’t inspect the car and it’s already warm or it’s already been running, because let’s say a car might be difficult to start, or a car starts running a little bit, let’s say, there might be like a metal on metal sound, or some kind of nasty noise that goes away once the car has warmed up, that can also be a tell tale sign that there might be an issue.
I think that’s something my dad had always said too. If you’re going to go buy a car, ask them not to start it and drive it that day so that you’re the first person to turn that car on and use it.
Yeah, that’s right. There are some cars that I’ve looked at and exactly as your dad was saying, you turn it on and you hear the car screeching for a while. It you might be a loose belt or a bearing might be gone. That’s that’s that’s a big no no. Well, proceed with caution, I guess, if the cars’s cheap and you’ve got a little bit of mechanical nouse??? about you, you might be able to factor that into the bargaining price.
Okay, gotcha. I guess, yeah and you could use… if you see any of these things, and you think, oh, I still want to take the risk, you can point them out and use that as a bargaining chip in order to lower the price at least a little bit with the idea or their suggestion that you might have to pay some money to then replace or fix this issue.
\Yeah. Another one is that some cars might have a slight oil leak. It could be coming from the sump. It could be coming from the cam covers. It could be coming from anywhere. In which case, let’s say the car has been sitting overnight, it would be dripping. But if the car… sometimes what some dodgy sellers will do is they’ll start the car up and they’ll move it to a different spot where it’s not leaking, and the car will be warm. So, that’s another thing to check out and just to make sure.
Okay. So, you’ve done all of that and you’ve decided, I’m going to pay this amount of money for it, you’ve bargained them down potentially or you’ve decided it looks like it’s in good nick, I’ll give you the whole price that you’re asking. What is then required? So, the seller’s gonna have some forms and what do you need to do with those forms as the buyer?
You can either pick up… sometimes, the seller should have these forms or this paperwork that they need from Vic Roads, which I guess, for those listeners from interstate or overseas Vic Roads is a road transport authority kind of group that organises car registrations.
In Victoria. It’ll be different for each state.
Yeah. So, there’ll be some paperwork from Vic Roads that, as a seller or buyer, you can go and pick up. The seller really should have it on them, but that said sometimes I like to go to Vic Roads and just pick up this paper work, just in case. And, I have a spare piece of paperwork in the glove box of the car when I go to buy it. You’ll agree. The price will be written down on this piece of paper. The seller’s information will be, there the registration of the car will be there. You will sign it. You will mention the price and there’ll be two copies. There’ll be… I believe there’ll be a carbon copy. So, there’ll be one for the seller of the vehicle, and then there’ll be one for the new owner, and… like a transfer form, and that’s what you’ve got to take into Vic Roads, and they’ll process that. You’ll pay stamp duty on that, which is the percentage of the car.
And you have a trick for saving a few hundred dollars potentially.
So, you could save some of the listeners a few hundred bucks if you guys are buying a car that’s at least relatively cheap.
That’s right. So, if you’re buying a new car, you’re buying a new Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce or a Ferrari, you’re going to be paying a lot of stamp duty on that. You’ll be paying luxury car tax as well. However, if you’re buying a second-hand car, especially, a cheaper one… for instance, there was a Toyota Soarer that I bought once, and I paid $7,500 for it. However, if the sale price had been listed at $7,500 that we had agreed on, on this transfer for, I would have paid 10% of that for stamp duty that the government gets.
So, you, instantly, when you go and change that over in your name at RACV, not RACV, at Vic Roads*, you have to pay 10% more to them, the stamp duty to the government, to get that car in your name.
…into your name. That’s right.
So, what’s the trick in order to avoid paying the full 10% of whatever you just paid for the car, especially, if you did it in cash?
So, if you’ve done it in cash, which I had done, I… the seller and I both agreed that what we would write down was something like $4,200 or thereabouts. So, it still looks… because, let’s face it, some Toyota Soarers are cheap, because they have been neglected. So, I guess, there’s a price band in which a car can be sold for, and that looked to Vic Roads that would look right. And so, we agreed on $4,200 on paper so that when the time came to hand that paperwork to Vic Roads…
You saved yourself $300 bucks or so.
Correct! By not listing the price as $7,500 but $4,200 instead. Made a lot more sense. There was a friend that had bought a new (Subaru) WRX on the same day that I bought my Soarer, and we were both in VicRoads, and he’d paid something like $30,000 for this WRX, and I remember, he was in a considerable amount of pain, financial pain I should add, knowing what he was going to have to pay in terms of stamp duty, and he was only ever so slightly envious of the fact that I had managed to sort of weasel my way out of a little bit of money.
So, I guess, that leads into the last point before we finish up. We might save selling a car for another episode. But, it’s also factor in how much it’s going to cost to pay for stamp duty, to pay for insurance, and to pay for any other potential repairs that might be needed.
So, if you save up say $3,000, probably don’t go out looking for a car that’s $3,000.
What would you suggest? How much reduce sort of leeway either side would you try and save on the side to pay for those things?
So, let’s say if third party fire and theft insurance, which’ll cover the other party, but not you. Let’s say that at most might be about $300 on say, let’s say a $3,000-$4,000 car, you might want to factor in up to about $500 maybe for any mechanical repairs that might be necessary. As much as we try and avoid any of that stuff when you’re going and buying the car, it might be just one of those…
It could break the next day by chance.
Yeah, by chance. I mean, lightning does strike, and accidents do happen. So, it’s always a good idea that as you’ve said that you’ve got a little bit of extra money up your sleeve, because you don’t want to say, have a budget of $3,000, spend the $3,000 on the car, for the next day for the car to break and you’ve got no money left, no money saved. That’s just not a good idea.
So, save a little bit of extra for insurance. Maybe save an extra say, $500 for an impossible mechanical repairs you might need. Let’s (say), using a $3,000 car as an example, like a Falcon, an old Commodore.
Try and save a bit of money with the stamp duty by first paying in cash, and then asking permission with the seller if you guys can just drop the price a little bit on paper. So, you still paid the amount, but on paper he’s written a lower number.
That’s right. I’ve done the same thing buying a few spare parts on eBay as well, from international sellers, and I think if it’s over a thousand dollars you have to pay GST on it. So, I remember, I bought a new turbocharger once. The seller, I didn’t even ask them, I was willing to pay the GST, because I just thought that that was what I had to cop. However, the seller… they had clearly been through this process before, and they wrote that the purchase price of this turbocharger was only $100 dollars. So, I avoided paying any GST.
That’s a nice a nice little tip for you.
Far out! Well, thank you so much for being on the podcast, James.
Not a problem. Thanks for having me, Pete.
No worries! There’s a lot of gems in there, guys. So, go back and listen and hopefully it’s helped if you end up buying a car, and hopefully, it avoids some headaches.
Alright! See you, guys!
Alright guys, I hope you enjoy that episode with James. Thanks again James for coming on the podcast.
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