Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Show 689 Tuesday 1 April

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

Today I’m going to talk about a movie called Taxi Driver.

Taxi Driver is a pretty famous movie. It came out in 1976, back when Jodie Foster was only 13.

The main character in the movie is called Travis and he’s played by Robert De Niro.

Travis is a taxi driver and he becomes interested in a woman called Betsy - played by Cybill Shepherd - who is a campaign volunteer for the New York Senator who is running for president.

And the scene we’re going to do today is from when they first meet. Travis goes into the campaign office to ask her out.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, Wikipedia has published its 10 millionth article.

Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia that was started in 2001.
On Thursday the 27th of March 2008, the 10 millionth article was published.
The article was about a guy called Nicholas and it was published in the Hungarian Wikipedia.
Nicholas was an English artist famous for his paintings of British royalty.
Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales said: “Ten million articles is something we could never have imagined happening so fast when we embarked on Wikipedia in 2001. This is a testament to the incredible dedication of our volunteers around the world."

And that was Stick News for Tuesday 1st of April.
Kia Ora

Word Of The Day

Today’s word is fool because April the first is April Fools’ Day.

Fool is a noun and it means the same thing as idiot.
You can say: You fool! Or just: Fool!
Or: He’s such a fool!

Fool is also a verb and an adjective. And when I looked it up I discovered that there is also a desert in England called fool.

So maybe in England you could say something like this: Hey fool! Stop fooling around and come and eat some fool.

conversations with sarah
#420 You want to canvass?

Step 1: Repeat Travis’s lines.
Step 2: Read Travis’s lines and talk to Betsy.

Watch this coversation here from :24

Hi, I’d like to volunteer.

Guy Great. I’ll take you right over here.
Travis That’s all right. I’d rather volunteer to her if you don’t mind.

Betsy Why do you feel that you have to volunteer to me?

Travis Because I think that you are the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen.

Betsy Thanks. But what do you think of Palantine?

Travis Well, I ...

Betsy Charles Palantine, the man you’re volunteering to help elect president.

Travis Well, I’m sure he’ll make a good president. I don’t know exactly what his policies are, but I’m sure he’ll make a good one.

Betsy You want to canvass?

Travis Yeah, I’ll canvass.

Betsy How do you feel about the senator’s stand on welfare?
Travis I don’t really know the senator’s stand on welfare, but I’m sure it’s a good stand.

Betsy You sure of that?

Travis Yeah.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures


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artist: BrunoXe
album: aprendiendo desde 2004
track: Mandrake
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artist: DJ iPep's
album: Home Mix 2007
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artist: San Sebastian
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artist: ioeo
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artist: JCL
album: Journeys Thru Samsara
track: A Slow Walk
from: Watford, United Kingdom
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