Monday, March 31, 2008

Show 688 Monday 31 March

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Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show. I have a few announcements to make today.

Firstly, the snow here in Niseko is almost gone so during April we’re just going to have The Snow Report once a week. And I’ll show you what snow looks like ... melting.

I’d like to thank the Loaf Lounge for their support of The Daily English Show this winter. We filmed the Snow Report at Loaf Lounge on Fridays and we really appreciate their support. Check them out if you’re in Niseko.

From today we have the Word Of The Day. I’m going to pick a word from something that I’ve been reading or watching or just a random word that I feel like talking about.

If you have a suggestion for a word to be featured on Word Of The Day, then please leave a comment, or email me:
thedailyenglishshow at gmail dot com


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, Japan is going to launch a paper plane from space to learn about future spacecraft design.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has announced they will spend up to 90 million yen on studies in the next three years.
Four space experiments were approved last week, including the paper plane project.
The Agency is planning to launch a paper plane from the International Space Station to Earth.
A spokesperson said: “The paper plane’s return from space will give us tips about designing new spacecrafts.”
“In its initial flight, we may write on the paper of the plane in different languages, ‘please let us know when you find this.’”

And that was Stick News for Monday the 31st of March.
Kia Ora

Word Of The Day

Today’s word is bamboozle. I heard this word in a video recently and I really like the sound of it. Bamboozle.

According to the Concise Oxford Learner’s Dictionary (I mean: Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary), bamboozle is an informal verb which means: to confuse sb, especially by tricking them.

I searched for bamboozle online and I discovered that there’s a festival in New Jersey in the United States called The Bamboozle. And there’s a kind of quiz game on TV in the UK called Bamboozle. And a satirical film released in the year 2000 called Bamboozled.

conversations with sarah
#419 Has the snow all gone?

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

Timmy Has the snow all gone?

Sarah Yeah, pretty much. Well, there’s still piles of snow everywhere, but it’s melting.

Timmy Is the mountain closed?

Sarah No, not yet.

Timmy When does it close?

Sarah At the start of May, I think. After golden week. But it depends on how much snow there is.

Timmy Are people still skiing?

Sarah Yeah. The snow is all slushy and icy, but you can still ski on it.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures


show start
artist: BrunoXe
album: aprendiendo desde 2004
track: Mandrake
from: Jerez, Spain
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

WOD start
artist: DJ iPep's
album: Home Mix 2007
track: Game Toy
from: EVREUX, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws start
artist: San Sebastian
track: Happy Sad
artist site

qa start
artist: ioeo
album: Groovetracks
tracks: groovetracks ending
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: JCL
album: Journeys Thru Samsara
track: A Slow Walk
from: Watford, United Kingdom
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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