Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Show 50 Monday 22 May

Watch today's show at grouper or YouTube.


Kia Ora, this is Stick News. A 44-year-old man is dead after a fatal hit-and-run in Tokyo.
The driver said he was watching TV when the accident happened.

In Japan, many cars have car navigation systems. It is legal to look at maps on the screen while driving. But it is illegal to watch TV when driving.
Most systems are set so that it is only possible to watch TV when the handbrake is on. But this isn’t always the case.
A 30-year-old man was driving in Tokyo on Saturday night. Just after midnight he hit a pedestrian.
The 44- year- old man died and the driver didn’t stop.
But he turned himself in the next day.
He told police he was driving about 80 km/hr and had his eyes on the TV screen.
“Then I heard a crashing sound. I panicked and just kept going”.

And that was Stick News for Monday the 22nd of May.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
# 31 Do you usually drink beer?

Sarah is drinking with her friend Kyu.
Step 1: Repeat Kyu’s lines.
Step 2: Read Kyu’s lines on the screen and talk to Sarah.

Sarah Mmm. This is good.

Kyu  Yeah, it is. Do you usually drink beer?

Sarah Yeah, usually beer. How about you?

Kyu  Same. I usually drink beer.

Sarah What kind of beer do you usually drink?

Kyu  At home I drink bottles of Asahi super dry.

Sarah Bottles?

Kyu  Yeah. I think it tastes better from a bottle.

Sarah Yeah, true. But I usually buy cans.

Kyu  Why?

Sarah Hmm, because I can’t be bothered carrying the bottles home. Cans are lighter, so…


I got “while” and “when” mixed up when I was reading the news. It doesn’t make a huge difference though.

Read today's news here.

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