English Bites

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English Bites is an informative and entertaining TV show and web site that can help you improve your knowledge of the English language. English Bites is brought to you by Australia's largest and most trusted broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and is shown daily on Australia Plus, which is available in 21 million homes in 41 countries across Asia, the Pacific and the Indian subcontinent and in more than 200,000 hotel rooms. NOTE: Some lessons are available in dual language (Indonesian).

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http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites
Description
English Bites is an informative and entertaining TV show and web site that can help you improve your knowledge of the English language. English Bites is brought to you by Australia's largest and most trusted broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and is shown daily on Australia Plus, which is available in 21 million homes in 41 countries across Asia, the Pacific and the Indian subcontinent and in more than 200,000 hotel rooms. NOTE: Some lessons are available in dual language (Indonesian).
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2007-04-27 01:53
last episode published
2012-10-24 22:30
publication frequency
17.46 days
Contributors
Australia Plus owner   author  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
116
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Categories
Society & Culture Education TV & Film Language Courses

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
24.10.2012

Series 9: Bike Ride

In this episode we join Jasmine as she rides down a mountain trail. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/
Australia Plus author
14.06.2011

Series 8: Sailing

This story is about sailing on Sydney Harbour. We'll look at some useful expressions and when to use the present perfect tense. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/
Australia Plus author
29.05.2011

Series 8: Diving

This story is about diving on the Great Barrier Reef. We'll look at a couple of phrasal verbs, tell you what humungous means and show you some ways to make conversation. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/
Australia Plus author
22.05.2011

Series 8: Adelaide Cup

This story is about a horse race. We'll look at the tense you use to talk about an unspecified time in the past and what it means to 'dress up'. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/
Australia Plus author
15.05.2011

Series 8: Crabbing

This story is about catching crabs. We'll look at some irregular past tenses and some useful expressions. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/
Australia Plus author
8.05.2011

Series 8: Taronga Zoo

This story takes us to Taronga zoo in Sydney with Priya. We'll look at phrases with the word close and what it means to pick and choose. First, what's Priya doing at the zoo? http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/
Australia Plus author
1.05.2011

Series 8: Skydiving

Discover how thrilling English can be! Preeti is afraid of heights, so for her to go skydiving is a huge challenge. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/
Australia Plus author
24.04.2011

Series 8: Dolphin Swim

Learn some informal English as people enjoy swimming with dolphins. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/
Australia Plus author
10.04.2011

Series 8: Motor Racing

Learn some words that mean to go fast. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/
Australia Plus author
27.03.2011

Series 8: Swimming

You can learn a few things about English as Michelle learns to swim. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/
Australia Plus author
20.03.2011

Series 8: Skiing

Learn about the word fall and what it means to have butterflies in your stomach with Faye. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/
Australia Plus author
13.03.2011

Series 7: 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. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep030.htm
Australia Plus author
6.03.2011

Series 7: 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. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep029.htm
Australia Plus author
27.02.2011

Series 7: 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. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep028.htm
Australia Plus author
20.02.2011

Series 7: 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'. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep027.htm
Australia Plus author
13.02.2011

Series 7: 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. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep026.htm
Australia Plus author
6.02.2011

Series 7: 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'. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep025.htm
Australia Plus author
14.11.2010

Series 7: 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. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep024.htm
Australia Plus author
11.04.2010

Series 7: 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'. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep023.htm
Australia Plus author
28.02.2010

Series 7: 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. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep022.htm
Australia Plus author
21.02.2010

Series 7: 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'. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep021.htm
Australia Plus author
7.02.2010

Series 7: 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. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep020.htm
Australia Plus author
22.11.2009

Series 7: 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. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep019.htm
Australia Plus author
15.11.2009

Series 7: 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. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep018.htm
Australia Plus author
8.11.2009

Series 7: 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'. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep017.htm
Australia Plus author
1.11.2009

Series 7: 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'. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep016.htm
Australia Plus author
25.10.2009

Series 7: 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'. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep015.htm
Australia Plus author
18.10.2009

Series 7: 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. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep014.htm
Australia Plus author
11.10.2009

Series 7: Welcome Students

This story is about international students in Melbourne. We'll give you some useful spelling tips and explain the expression 'laid back'. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep013.htm
Australia Plus author
4.10.2009

Series 7: 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. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep012.htm
Australia Plus author
27.09.2009

Series 7: 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'. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep011.htm
Australia Plus author
20.09.2009

Series 7: 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'. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep010.htm
Australia Plus author
13.09.2009

Series 7: 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'. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep009.htm
Australia Plus author
7.09.2009

Series 7: 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. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep008.htm
Australia Plus author
31.08.2009

Series 7: 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. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep007.htm
Australia Plus author
24.08.2009

Series 7: 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. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep006.htm
Australia Plus author
10.08.2009

Series 7: 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. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep005.htm
Australia Plus author
27.07.2009

Series 7: 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'. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep004.htm
Australia Plus author
20.07.2009

Series 7: Hemp

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. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep003.htm
Australia Plus author
13.07.2009

Series 7: 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. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep002.htm
Australia Plus author
6.07.2009

Series 7: 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'. http://legacy.australiaplus.com/englishbites/ep001.htm
Australia Plus author
23.03.2009

Series 4: Salt Lake

Hear about a town's plan to restore its lake.Find learning materials for this story on the English Bites website >
Australia Plus author
16.03.2009

Series 4: Voice of the Bush

Meet Peter Kenny, and discover how he's working to be the voice of the bush.Find learning materials for this story on the English Bites website >
Australia Plus author
9.03.2009

Series 4: Public Shelters

Meet an architect who designs shelters for the homeless.Find learning materials for this story on the English Bites website >
Australia Plus author
1.12.2008

Series 4: High School Actors

Go behind the stage at an important theatre event.Find learning materials for this story on the English Bites website >
Australia Plus author
24.11.2008

Series 4: Perfect School

John Marsden is a popular Australian children's author who's also spent a lot of time working with and teaching young people. And now he want to open his own, perfect school.Find learning materials for this story on the English Bites website >
Australia Plus author
10.11.2008

Series 4: Perth's Future

Perth is beautiful city on the West coast of Australia. Watch this episode to find out about Perth's future.Find learning materials for this story on the English Bites website >
Australia Plus author
3.11.2008

Series 4: Yodellers

Visit the Melbourne festival to meet some unusual singers.Find learning materials for this story on the English Bites website >
Australia Plus author
27.10.2008

Series 4: Worm Farms

Find out how to build your own worm farm.Find learning materials for this story on the English Bites website >
Australia Plus author
13.10.2008

Series 4: Olympic Stamps

During the Olympic games in Athens, Australian postal workers issued stamps of the gold medallists within 48 hours of them winning.Find learning materials for this story on the English Bites website >
Australia Plus author