Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Show 773 Tuesday 24 June

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

Today we’re going to have a look at a short dialogue from Casablanca.

Casablanca is a city in Morocco, and it’s also a famous movie.

Its characters, dialogue, and music have become iconic, and Casablanca has grown in popularity to the point that it now consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films of all time.

One of the lines most closely associated with the film is: Play it again, Sam.
But, the funny thing is, no one actually says that in the film.
So what do they say?

Well, this is the situation. A woman called Ilsa sees a piano player called Sam, for the first time in a long time, and she asks Sam to play a song that he often used to play.

She says: Play it once, Sam, for old time’s sake.

But he doesn’t want to play it, so he makes up some excuses.

And then she says: I’ll hum it for you.

Hum means to sing a tune with your lips closed.
Like this: mmmmmmmm


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, an American hiker who was stranded for three days in the mountains in Germany was rescued thanks to her bra.

A 24-year-old American woman called Jessica went hiking with her friend in Germany.
CNN reported she fell over 16 feet to a rocky overhang, where she spent the next 70 hours on the narrow ledge.
She was injured in the fall and the cliff was too isolated for her to climb free.
But luckily a cable used to move timber down the mountain was within reach.
Jessica decided to tie her bra to the line and when the cable car next moved up the mountain the bra reached the worker at the base.
The worker had heard about the missing hiker, so he called the police and Jessica was rescued by helicopter.

And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 24th of June.
Kia Ora.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is rusty.

adj. (of knowledge or a skill) impaired by lack of recent practice

Sam tells Ilsa he doesn’t want to play the song because he’s rusty.

conversations with sarah
#475 Play it, Sam.

Step 1: Repeat Sam’s lines.
Step 2: Read Sam’s lines and talk to Ilsa.

Ilsa Play it once, Sam, for old time’s sake.

Sam I don’t know what you mean, Miss Ilsa.

Ilsa Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.

Sam Oh, I can’t remember it, Miss Ilsa. I’m a little rusty on it.

Ilsa I’ll hum it for you. Sing it, Sam.


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: triptracks
track: triptrack2
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: ioeo
album: triptracks
track: triptrack5
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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