Speak like a local – try some Australian slang!

OUtback Australia road with signs

January 26 is Australia Day!  On this day, we all celebrate how lucky we are to live in Australia, with a great lifestyle and a safe and beautiful country.

When you study English, you learn the ‘correct’ way to speak, but in every English speaking country the locals also use an informal way of speaking called slang.   Australian slang is unique, and we love to shorten words!  Here is some Australian slang/colloquialisms for you to learn.

Try writing a conversation using as many of these slang words as possible.

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