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English Bites

English Bites

English Bites

This story is about international students in Melbourne. We'll give you some useful spelling tips and explain the expression 'laid back'.

English Bites - 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.

English Bites - 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'.

English Bites - 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'.

English Bites - 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'.

English Bites - 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.

English Bites - Welcome Students

This story is about international students in Melbourne. We'll give you some useful spelling tips and explain the expression 'laid back'.

English Bites - 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.

English Bites - 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'.

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.

English Bites - 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.

English Bites - 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'.

English Bites - Oyster Farmer

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.

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