Thursday, April 17, 2008

Show 704 Wednesday 16 April

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

Today’s mistake is this: a ten-years-old girl.
That should be: a ten-year-old girl. No s.

Compare these two sentences: She is ten years old.
And: A ten-year-old girl won the race.

So, why is there an s here and no s here?

Well, I was trying to think of a way to explain this clearly but I couldn’t think of a way to explain it well and I couldn’t find anything online. So I thought I would ask you to explain it. If you can think of a good way to explain this, please leave a comment.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, for the first time in 28 years (more than) one in ten people in Japan live in Tokyo.

Yesterday the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry released population figures for prefectures in Japan.
They estimate that on the first of October 2007 there were 12,758,000 people living in Tokyo. This was a .78% increase from a year earlier and for the first time since 1979, made up 10% of Japan’s total population.

And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 16th of April.
Kia Ora

Word Of The Day

Today’s word is bitter. Barack Obama was criticized for using the word bitter. So I thought we could check out what it means.

Bitter is an adjective with several meanings. Food can be bitter, weather conditions can be bitter, and arguments can be bitter ... but Barack Obama was talking about people being bitter.

Feeling angry and unhappy because you feel that you have been treated unfairly.

For example: She is very bitter about losing her job.

conversations with

#431 Do you like bitter food?

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

Jun What kind of food is bitter?

Sarah Um, coffee.

Jun What else?

Sarah Mmm, what else ... beer. Unsweetened chocolate.

Jun Do you like bitter food?

Sarah Yip. I like bitter chocolate. I like 99% chocolate, actually.

Jun What do you mean?

Sarah I mean it’s 99% cocoa.

Jun Wow. What’s the other 1 percent?

Sarah Mmm, I don’t know ... something to hold it together I guess.


more than one in ten people - I meant to say "one in ten people" ... then again, I guess it is slightly more than one in ten


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
track: groovetracks ending
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: zoop
album: music on hold
track: spiral
from: Moscow, Russia
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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