Thursday, September 21, 2006

Show 140 Wednesday 20 September

Watch today's show at YouTube or BlipTV.


Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show. You’ve probably heard about the coup or coup d’etat in Thailand. Coup is one of the many English words that you can’t tell how to pronounce by its spelling. It’s from French. If a child read this word they’d probably say “coup”.
And Asimo makes another appearance in questionanswer today, along with Rover.


Kia Ora. In Stick News today, a drink called cocaine is being sold in the United States.

Cocaine is a substance which can provide the consumer with a euphoric sense of happiness and increased energy.
For two decades it was an ingredient in Coca-Cola. But some people were worried about the negative impact on heath. It’s now illegal in virtually all countries.
But it’s still popular. In the United States it’s the second most popular drug after cannabis. Most cocaine is grown and processed (produced) in South America, and smuggled into the United States and Europe.
This new drink doesn’t need to be smuggled. It’s legal. It’s called cocaine – but it doesn’t actually contain any. It’s an energy drink made with caffeine and sugar.

According to the drink’s MySpace page – Cocaine is a 20- year-old male from Las Vegas. And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 20th of September.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
# 92 Where did you go?

Thomas and Sarah talk the news of the coup in Thailand.
Step 1: Repeat Thomas’s lines.
Step 2: Read Thomas’s lines on the screen and talk to Sarah.

Thomas Did you see the news about Thailand?

Sarah Yeah, crazy aye.

Thomas I went to Thailand last year.

Sarah Really? Where did you go?

Thomas Just Bangkok. I went there for two weeks for work.

Sarah I’ve been there too. About 4 years ago.

Thomas Where did you go?

Sarah I went to Ko Phi Phi, Ko Pha Ngan and then Bangkok. I was there for about two weeks.


Music on the show used with permission from and

Today's questionanswer music:
Artist: From Roots
Album: Confrontation
Track: No War
music at jamendo

Cocaine drink, YouTube
Cocaine drink MySpace page
Cocaine drink site

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