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Missed an episode? You'll find the full list of available episodes from Series 7 of English Bites here.
Toy Story
This story is about collecting toys. We'll look at the expression 'by far', the phrasal verb 'move on', and a common irregular past tense.
Grampians
This story is about a national park known as the Grampians. We'll look at two, to and too, as well as explaining what 'some time' means.
Fitness Fanatics
This story is about a fitness centre run by a young couple. We'll look at the expressions 'day-to-day' and 'day in, day out', as well as explaining what it means to fly by the seat of your pants.
Sea Lions
This story is about swimming with sea lions. We'll look at the expressions 'all walks of life' and 'something else', as well as the phrasal verb 'get on'
Martindale Hall
This story is about a grand colonial house in South Australia, Martindale Hall. We'll look at the phrasal verb 'set about' and the two ways of pronouncing house - house and howse.
Berkelouw's Books
This story is about a book shop in the country. We'll look at the phrasal verb 'coming up to', and the expressions 'going strong' and 'going from strength to strength'.
Bush Retreat
This story is about a place to stay in the Tasmanian bush. We look at the easily confused words bought and brought, and show you how to list things.
Scarecrow Competition
This story is about a scarecrow competition in an Australian country town. We'll look at some shortened words and idioms such as 'down in the dumps'.
Oyster Farm
This story is about a farm in the sea - an oyster farm. We look at some suffixes that form adjectives and discover when 'at the moment' is.
Gus the Fisherman
This story is about a man who makes his living by fishing. We'll look at word for people who fish, the phrasal verb latch onto and the slang term 'heaps'.
Maria Island
This story is about an island off Tasmania's east coast called Maria Island. We'll look at a couple of useful spelling rules and explain what 'what have you' means.
Forest Protesting
This story is about people trying to stop trees in Tasmania being cut down to make paper. We'll look at the words protest and protest, and the phrasal verb open up.
Thanh Bui
This story is about an Australian singer who has a Vietnamese background. We'll look at tag questions and rhetorical questions, as well as the expressions odd one out and there you go.
Little Red
This story is about a band called Little Red. We'll look at the word harmony and the expressions 'work out' and 'from scratch'.
Berrima
This story is about a town called Berrima. We'll look at the word historic and the expressions live in, live on and 'up to scratch'.
Monopoly
This story is about a contest to find out who is best at playing the board game Monopoly. We'll look at the word champion, and what it means to use something up, and the word 'malarky'.
City Lights
This story is about a graffiti art project in Melbourne called City Lights. We'll look at some words for streets and reveal what clamp down means.
Welcome students
This story is about international students in Melbourne. We'll give you some useful spelling tips and explain the expression 'laid back'.
Dinostory
This story is about dinosaurs made from sand. We'll look at the word sculpt, the expression the whole gamut and the phrasal verb pick up.
Lantern La Lumiere
This story is about a project to turn a car park into a work of art. We'll look at the phrasal verbs 'break down' and 'blow up' as well as the expressions 'up the ante' and 'get a kick'.
Cutloose Surf
This story is about a business that makes and sells surfboards. We'll look at the word shape, as well as the expressions 'on the table' and 'nut out'.
Beach Volleyball
This story is about Beach Volleyball played in the middle of a busy city. We'll look at the word 'work' and the expressions 'away you go' and 'having a go'.
Mardi Gras
This story is about Sydney's gay and lesbian Mardi Gras parade. We'll look at the prefix anti- and some of the words that describe same sex relationships.
Bridge Climb
This story is about a tourist venture where you don't just look at the Sydney harbour Bridge - you climb it. We'll look at the word climb and explain what it means to curl your toes up.
Rudd Apology
This story is about the apology by the Australian government to its Aboriginal population. We'll look at the word apology and the terms used to describe Australia's first people.
English Bites Episode 5
This story is about a scientist studying the animals of the Galapagos. We'll look at pronouncing 's' on the end of words and discover what pride of place means.
English Bites Episode 4
This story from our archives is about the last man legally executed in Australia. We'll look at words for legal killing and the expressions 'in cold blood' and 'stick to your guns'.
English Bites Episode 3
This story is about hemp - not the drug marijuana, but the variety of cannabis that is only grown for fibre and seed. We'll look at prefixes that mean not and some forms of the word pollen.
English Bites Episode 2
This story is about a bike race held every year in the countryside surrounding Adelaide in South Australia. We'll explain the words cycle, ride and race, as well as expressions that mean near.
English Bites Episode 1
This story from our archives is about a knitting competition in the 1970s. We'll look at some forms of the word knit and other words that have a silent 'k'.
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