Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Show 516 Monday 1 October

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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.

Today’s guest is Rick from China. Rick is studying English here at Acadia. And one of the things I asked him was why he chose to study in Canada.

At the beginning my parents decide to let me go abroad to study. The, the agent gave my parents three, three choice. One is British, Australia and Canada. And my parents think Canada may be good, better than the other two countries. So, prefer Canada, yeah.


Kia Ora this is Stick News. Today Japan began privatizing the postal service. The process will take ten years.

The postal service in Japan is called (日本郵政公社, Nippon Yūsei Kōsha) or Japan Post in English.
Japan Post offers postal and package delivery services, banking services, and life insurance.
Wikipedia says Japan Post runs the world's largest postal savings system, has over 400,000 employees and runs 24,700 post offices throughout Japan.
Japan Post is now being privatized. The privatization process began today with step one – reorganizing Japan Post into four businesses under a holding company. The four firms provide banking, insurance, mail delivery and over-the-counter services.
The government is still involved the group. It now owns a 100% stake in Japan Post Holdings Co but over the next ten years will be selling a portion of the shares to the public.

And that was Stick News for Monday the 1st of October.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
#319 Whereabouts in China are you from?

Step 1: Repeat Sarah’s lines.
Step 2: Read Sarah’s lines and talk to Rick.

Sarah Whereabouts in China are you from?

Rick My hometown is Nanjing. It’s a city near Shanghai.

Sarah How long have you been in Canada?

Rick I have been to China, Canada for about 4 weeks.

Sarah How long are you going to stay?

Rick It’s the first year I come to Acadia University. It’s a language program. And I wish I can pass it and continue my business maybe five or four years.

Sarah What do you think of Wolfville?

Rick Wolfvillle is not a big town. I think living here is very convenience and comfortable. Not so much air pollution. And the people here are very kind heart, friendly. I like here.

Sarah Why did you choose the name Rick?

Rick It’s a little funny story. That’s ah ... in China that my classmate called me a famous soccer player, Argentina, Román, Román Riquelme, so I prefer the Rick from Riquelme.

Sarah Where are you staying?

Rick I stay in a home stay family.

Sarah Is it near the university?

Rick Yes, ten minutes walking.

Sarah Do you think your English has improved since you’ve been here?

Rick Yes, absolutely, that I think my English improve.

Sarah What do you think is a good way to study English?

Rick Just never relax yourself. If you find, it’s relax, oh, I have so many leisure time to do so many things such as watching movie and so on, that you must missed something. Something important. And if you want to study English very well there is so many things waiting for you. Yeah, like recovery sentence, anything. Not only the teacher ask you to do. You need to find something by yourself.


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Japan Post at Wikipedia



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Sidimo said...

Very good job. That's what i'm looking for to improve my english's listenning. Thank you.

The Daily English Show said...

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