Australian English Conversation Practice! Slang expressions I use everyday

Lesson Overview

These are my FAVOURITE Australian slang expressions used in English Conversation… Ready to practise speaking Australian English with me?! These are natural slang phrases and expressions used every day in Australia.

Practise speaking with me and learn idioms, phrasal verbs and everyday expressions that advanced English speakers use in daily conversation.

But SLANG is hard! So, make sure you download the free PDF to analyse the everyday English expressions and idioms used in this casual conversation.


Video Transcript

Today I’m sharing my favourite Australian expressions. These are Australian slang words and phrases that I use in everyday English conversations.

By the way, I’m Emma from mmmEnglish, and if you didn’t already know, I’m also Australian.

Today I’m going to cover over thirty common Australian English expressions, and we’ll practise using them together in a real conversation as well. You and me talking in Australian slang, you’ll get to practise speaking Australian English with me.

So you’re going to see these awesome words and phrases highlighted on screen as we go through a dialogue together, and of course, I’ve made you a free PDF with all of these slang expressions, lots of examples, and some extra practice as well so you definitely need to go grab that. The link is down in the description below. It’s really going to help out.

There are a lot of entertaining videos and blog posts out there about the bizarre and random things that Australians say.

  • Tim, he’s a stubbie short of a six-pack.
  • Alright, I’m going to hit the frog and toad.

Although these are obviously hilarious ways to express ourselves, these are not essential for English learners to know and to use. They’re not used every day by everyday Australians, often in conversations. The only exception to that is perhaps if you’re picking fruit or you’re working on a farm or in a factory, you might come across some of this interesting, colorful language a little more often.

But in this video today, I want to teach you the Australian slang words and expressions that are used every day, words that you will hear if you visit or live or work in Australia.

So first up, let’s watch me do the whole dialogue so that you can experience the complete Australian conversation. Make sure you keep an eye out for those slang expressions too.

Hey Em!

Oh hey Em!

Do you want to come in for a cuppa?

All good, I’m starving. I’m going to go get some lunch.

Come in for a chinwag. I’ve got a roast chook. I’ll make you a sanga!

Legend, sounds good.

So how are you going?

I’ve been under the pump at work, run off my feet lately. My boss has asked me to do overtime three days in a row now. I mean, I don’t mind the extra cash but if he asks me to do it again, I’ll tell him he’s taking the piss.

Yeah, tell him to pull his head in.

There’s Buckley’s chance of that happening!

My manager had a crack at me too this week for refusing extra shifts! It was her fault, actually. She was the one who stuffed up the roster.

I thought you and your boss were tight?

We are but she can be a bit of a loose unit, especially when she’s on the piss!

There you go, wrap your laughing gear around that.

You beauty, this looks great, just what I needed.

So are you going to the footy this arvo?

Nah, I don’t want to go into town. It’ll be chokkas, people everywhere! I’m just going to watch the game on telly. What about you?

Nah, I’ve got to work later. I’m spewing I’ll miss it. Should be a good game. I might try and knock off early and see if I can watch the second half.

Just chuck a sickie!

If I pull a sickie, you’re coming with me into town! It’ll be going off if the doggies get up!

Anyway, I’d better head off. Thanks for the sanga.

You want a bikkie?

Yeah, I’ll take one for the road, thanks!


So how was that? I am very confident that there were some new random words and expressions that you need to learn there.

So tell me, which one was your favourite? Can you tell me down in the comments below which was your favourite Australian English expression?


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So now let’s split this dialogue. I’ll say one line and you say the next, just like a real conversation. I’m going to start but you’ll see your part of the conversation appear up on screen.

Are you ready?


Hey Em!

Do you want to come in for a cuppa?

Come in for a chinwag! I’ve got a roast chook. I’ll make you a sanga!

So how are you going?Β 

Yeah, tell him to pull his head in.

My manager had a crack at me too this week for refusing extra shifts! It was her fault actually, she was the one who stuffed up the roster.

We are but she can be a bit of a loose unit, especially when she’s on the piss! There you go, wrap your laughing gear around that.

So are you going to the footy this arvo?

Nah, I’ve got to work later. I’m spewing I’ll miss it. Should be a good game. I might try and knock off early and see if I can watch the second half.

If I pull a sickie, you’re coming with me into town! It’ll be going off if the doggies get up!

You want a bikkie?


All right, do you want to swap? You can practise my part of the conversation and I’ll do yours.

So you start.


Oh hey Em!

All good, I’m starving. I’m gonna go get some lunch.

Legend, sounds good.

I’ve been under the pump at work, run off my feet lately. My boss has asked me to do overtime three days in a row now. I mean I don’t mind the extra cash but if he asks me to do it again, I’ll tell him he’s taking the piss!

There’s Buckley’s chance of that happening!

I thought you and your boss were tight?

You beauty, this looks great. Just what I needed.

Nah, I don’t want to go into town. It’ll be chokkas, people everywhere! I’m just going to watch the game on telly. What about you?

Just chuck a sickie!

Anyway, I’d better head off. Thanks for the sanga.

Yeah, I’ll take one for the road, thanks!


So what do you reckon? All of these expressions are commonly used in everyday Australian conversations. I hope that if you are moving to Australia, you live in Australia or you’re planning on visiting Australia that all of these expressions come in handy.

Make sure you grab that PDF as well because I’m sure that you need a little more explanation around each of those different and quite unique Australian English phrases.

Thanks for watching and I will see you in the next lesson. Bye for now!

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