Walking With Pete: Aussie English is now on Instagram!
G’day guys. Welcome to this episode of Walking With Pete. Today I am currently outside of my work in one of these really really small laneways in Melbourne. So, I’m right in the CBD and as you may or may not know Melbourne’s got a lot of these really thin, long laneways that are kind of tucked away, they’re hard to find, and they have a lot of restaurants and cafés and small businesses hidden away in these small laneways. And that’s what makes Melbourne somewhat unique. You’ll find a lot of graffiti and a lot of street art also in these laneways.
So, I’m just outside of my work at the moment taking a bit of a break. [I] thought I would run you through what I’ve sort of been up to at work, not because it’s necessarily incredibly interesting but it’ll give you a chance to listen to me use some verbs and nouns and language talking about the kind of mundane things that I do at work, and that you may do yourself elsewhere.
So, I opened up the restaurant and filled up all of the stock. So, all the bottles, all of the different wine, different beers, and water and everything that comes in. I have to put that on shelves, open the boxes, put them up on the wine racks if they’re wine bottles, and if they’re beer I take them out of the cases and put them on the shelves where they sit. Then [I] had to sweep and then mop the whole floor. So, I swept the floor to get rid of all the dust and dirt, and then I used a mop with bleach and cleaning fluid to sort of clean the floor and get rid of all of the dirt and grime that’s built up over the last week. So, I do all of that, and then I get the restaurant ready. So, I make sure all of the chairs are down. I make sure everything’s clean, neat, tidy. I make sure the glasses, cutlery, napkins, everything’s out. [I] do all of that, and then [I] might take a break and make an Aussie English episode, a Walking With Pete episode. So, I guess that’s what I wanted to start with. Give you a bit of an idea of my sort of boring, mundane routine at work when I start early on Wednesdays.
And aside from that, today I wanted to talk to you about Instagram. And I’ve just started an Aussie English Instagram account where my aim is to just try and upload and share with you my sort of experiences, day to day life in Melbourne. So, any time I see something that I think will interest you guys or that perhaps is going to help you learn English, so it could be a certain sign or any kind of thing that I think of that’s just interesting, that I want to share with you guys, I will. And yeah, I wanted to get some feedback from you guys to see what you think. So, let me know on Facebook. The Instagram account is Aussie_English [underslash or underscore]. So, Aussie_English. So, just search this on Instagram if you use Instragram. You should be able to find it if you go to the Aussie English Facebook page because I’ve linked the accounts so that every time that I put anything up on Instagram it should directly go straight to the Facebook account so you guys get to see it straight away. So, yeah, hopefully that will shed some light on my standard day in Melbourne each day. Any time I see something of interest, whether it’s old buildings, graffiti… excuse me, old buildings, graffiti, street art, even just things like possums that you probably saw, all the wildlife around Melbourne, just the daily life in Melbourne, the trams, the people, everything. I’m going to try and share it. I might try and do mini English learning episodes for you guys where I talk about small expressions that I think of so I can sort of use the things that I upload as a reason to continue to teach you guys English. So, I’ll try and do that as much as possible as well. And yeah, if you have any suggestions of how to improve what I do, how to make it more amenable to you and to improve your English then feel free to comment on any of the photos that get linked on Facebook, or you can do it on Instagram if you use Instagram yourself. Also, feel free to send me a message on Facebook. You’re always welcome to do that. I will try and get back to you as soon as I can.
And, yeah, I guess aside from that if you are interested in staying up to date with everything that’s posted on the Aussie English Facebook page there’s a few things that you can do. First of all, just come to the page and like and share all of the posts that you guys enjoy. That will help me, one, grow the page and have other people see the page, but it will also help you guys stay up to date with everything because Facebook remembers the things that you like the most will actually show up in your feed more often, and at the top of the feed. So, if you want to stay up-to-date with it just liking the page won’t necessarily do that, you’ll have to also like and share the posts on the page or go to the top of the page and there should be subscribe kind of button. It depends what language you’re Facebook’s in, obviously, but there is something that you can click at the top there. One of the options is to have the page “Seen first” on your Facebook page. So, I really recommend you guys do that if you want to stay up-to-date and have Aussie English in your newsfeed each day so that you can see what’s going on and keep practicing your English. Give that a go.
Anyway, I’ve got to go back to work. I’ll chat to you soon and I wish you all the best, guys. See you later!
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