Thursday, October 05, 2006

Show 154 Wednesday 4 October

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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show. So I’m not going to ramble on about any grammar today. Sometimes you need to just stop and smell the flowers.

So, yesterday I did just that. I was driving along and I decided to stop and investigate this field of yellow things... and it turned out they were flowers.

Aren’t these just the craziest flowers you’ve ever seen? They look kind of like lemons or pumpkins or yellow peppers with things growing out of them.
But no, they’re flowers. I have no idea what they’re called... I can’t even remember what they’re called in Japanese, let alone English.

So, if you know, please tell me. But, I love them. They’re very cool.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, the health ministry in Japan has decided to revise the dog tag rules. Currently many dogs don’t wear the tags because their owners say they don’t look good.

All dogs in Japan are supposed to wear dog tags. But recently many dogs are breaking the rules. Their owners say the tags are too big, or don’t look good.
The ministry is worried about this trend and has decided to change the rules in an attempt to get more dogs to wear tags.
The new rules would make it possible for local governments to choose their own dog tag designs.

The ministry hasn’t yet announced whether new would allow popular brands such as Louis Vitton to submit their dog tag designs to local governments.
And that was Stick News for Wednesday 4th of October.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
# 102 Where did you get them?

Sarah shows Kazuya her strange flowers.
Step 1: Repeat Kazuya’s lines.
Step 2: Read Kazuya’s lines on the screen and talk to Sarah.

Sarah Check out these flowers.

Kazuya Are they flowers?

Sarah Yeah.

Kazuya Where did you get them?

Sarah Um, I kept seeing these yellow things in a field on the way to the beach so finally yesterday I stopped and checked them out and it turns out that they are flowers.

Kazuya So you stole some?!

Sarah No, I didn’t steal them! There was a woman working in the field and she gave me some.

Kazuya Oh, OK. They’re pretty unusual flowers.

Sarah Yeah, they are aren’t they. The woman asked me if I was a celebrity too, which was pretty funny ...

Kazuya Really, why did she think that?

Sarah I don’t know. I guess randomly walking into a flower field wearing a wetsuit and a bikini top is pretty strange ... so maybe she thought a normal person wouldn’t do that ...


Music on the show used with permission from

Today's questionanswer music:
Artist: Activ-System
From: France
Album: Babylon
Track: Elsewhere
music at jamendo

Today's news

I found out what the yellow "flower" is
In Japanese

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