Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Show 724 Tuesday 6 May

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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.
Today I’m going to introduce a scene from the movie Ghost that I think is useful for studying English.

I think you’ve probably seen this movie, it’s pretty famous. It came out in 1990, and the main actors were: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg.

Wikipedia says it’s a romantic drama-fantasy-thriller film.

I like Ghost. It’s pretty funny and romantic. And sad. I don’t know how anyone could watch it without bawling their eyes out.

One thing about it always annoyed me though, that’s how in the pottery scene their hands suddenly get clean.

The scene we’re going to do today is the scene where Sam takes Oda Mae to the bank to withdraw the money. Sam is a ghost, ah, if you haven’t seen the movie. And Sam used to work at this bank, so he knows all the people that work there. And he tells Oda Mae what to say to the bank guy. And so the bank guy thinks that he must have met Ota Mae at a Christmas party when he was really drunk so he can’t remember. And it’s pretty funny.

And I think this conversation is a good one to study how people make small talk in English.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, two women in New Zealand had to be hospitalised after a restaurant accidentally served them dishwashing liquid instead of wine.

Last year a woman went to restaurant in Queenstown and ordered a glass of mulled wine.
The New Zealand Herald reported she immediately spat the drink out after noticing a burning sensation around her lips and mouth.
A worker at the café then test the drink and immediately suffered a similar but more extreme reaction.
Management then discovered that the mulled wine container had been filled with dishwashing liquid.
The company has pleaded guilty to selling food containing an extraneous matter which caused injury. They will be sentenced next month.

And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 6th of May.
Kia Ora.

Word Of The Day

Today’s word is ditto.

Ditto is an informal word used instead of a particular word or phrase, to avoid repeating it.

There’s a couple in the movie Ghost and whenever the girl says I love you, instead of saying I love you back, the guy says ditto.

conversations with sarah
#441 Couldn't be better.

Watch this scene here from 5:31

Step 1: Repeat Furgeson’s lines.
Step 2: Read Furgeson’s lines and talk to Oda Mae.

Furgeson Hello, hello. Yes. Of course, yes, well, ah, it's been a, a long time.

Oda Mae Oh, a long time.

Sam Ask how Bobby and Snooky are doing.

Oda Mae By the way, how are Bobby and Snooky doing?

Furgeson Fine, fine, thank you. Thank you for asking. Ah, and how is your, ah, ... family?

Oda Mae Oh, couldn't be better.

Furgeson Well ... wonderful.

Sam Tell him you've been wondering how they did on the Gibraltar securities.

Oda Mae I was just wondering, how did you do on the Gibraltar securities?

Furgeson The Gibraltar securities! Well, it looks like we topped out on that one, huh?

Sam "We sure did!"

Oda Mae We sure did.

Furgeson That was a very useful tip.

Sam "Good old Randy".

Oda Mae Good old Randy. Got a good old head on his shoulders.

Sam "Her" shoulders.

Oda Mae "Her" shoulders.

Furgeson Her shoulders. So what, um, what brings you here today?

Sam You're closing an account.

Oda Mae I'm closing an account.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS photos


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: sfumato
from: Moscow, Russia
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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