Category Archives: Australian English

Aboriginal Dot Painting lesson

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Aboriginal Dot Painting In December for Art week, the A2 Elementary students were introduced to Aboriginal Dreamtime stories and the use of symbols in dot painting to tell stories and create maps. They studied the history of Aboriginal art and were amazed to discover that artists have to seek permission to paint a story that […]

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Australian Slang Quiz

Slang is the use of informal words and expressions that are not considered standard in the speaker's language  but are considered acceptable in certain social situations. Make sure that your English matches the occasion. It’s OK to use slang with friends but not in a business meeting. Lets see how much you know about Aussie slang (Read the post "Aussie slang") […]

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Learning Australian Slang

When you come to Australia, you probably think you are going to learn English. In fact, you are going to learn Englishes! You will learn different varieties of English: A formal variety of English used in academic and business contexts (e.g. in cover letters, essays, presentations). This variety is used basically the same way all […]

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