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English Bites

English Bites

English Bites

English Bites is an informative and entertaining way to improve your knowledge of the English language.

English Bites - Knitting

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'.

English Bites - Tour Down Under

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 - Hemp

We'll look at prefixes that mean not and some forms of the word pollen.

English Bites - Ronald Ryan

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 - Darwin's Finches

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 - Rudd's 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.

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English Bites - 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'.

English Bites - 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'.

English Bites - 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.

English Bites - 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.

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