Saturday, June 28, 2008

Show 776 Friday 27 June

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

Today’s song is In The Ghetto. I think this is a great song, it has really good lyrics.

In the Ghetto was written by Mac Davis and was made popular by Elvis Presley and has since been covered by quite a few singers.

Apparently, it was originally called "The vicious circle" – which I think is a pretty good description of what the song is about. It’s about a child who is born into not a good situation – and so he ends up getting into trouble and then dies. And then another child is born and no doubt it happens all over again.

This song was released in 1969, but I think it could have been written yesterday. And this story could be from anywhere in the world.

This is the second verse:

People, don't you understand
the child needs a helping hand
or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day.
Take a look at you and me,
are we too blind to see,
do we simply turn our heads
and look the other way.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, an expensive tree in New Zealand has died. The New Zealand Herald reported the cause of death remains a mystery.

Last year, the main street of Auckland got a 43.5 million dollar upgrade.
The upgrade included 48 Nikau palms which cost a total of $404,000.
Less than a year after being planted, one of the palms is now dead.
A spokesperson said the other palms were flourishing in their urban environment and they didn’t know why this palm had died.
"Trees and living things do die, but sometimes you can't figure out what it is," he said.

And that was Stick News for Friday the 27th of June.
Kia Ora.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is ghetto.

A part of a city, especially a slum area, occupied by a minority group.

We don’t use the words ghetto or slum in New Zealand. Of course there are some areas of some cities where the crime is higher than other areas and we usually call those areas: low socio-economic areas.

conversations with sarah
#478 Do you like Elvis Presley?

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

Sarah Do you like Elvis Presley?

Kim Yeah, I’m a big Elvis fan.

Sarah Elvis died pretty young, didn’t he?

Kim Yeah, he was 42.

Sarah He died in a plane crash, didn’t he?

Kim No, it was drugs. He had health problems for years.

Sarah Oh, that’s right. Who was it that died in a plane crash?

Kim Maybe you’re thinking of Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.

Sarah Yeah, that’s 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

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artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: Sumbala
from: Annecy, 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

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

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