Thursday, October 30, 2008

#871 Polish TDES, Irish Accent, Windows 7, Awful


Show 871 Thursday 30 October
Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.


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

I have some great news today – there is a new site for The Daily English Show script translations – and the latest language is … drum roll please … Polish. That is very exciting. Thank you so much.

Just a quick reminder, tomorrow is the last day of the month, so if you’re a member and you’d like to be in the draw for this month’s giveaways, then send us an email.
And if you’re not a member yet, go and check out this page and find out what it’s all about.

The video I recommend today is from the Oscars channel on YouTube.

This is the video title: "Falling Slowly" winning Best Original Song Oscar®

Falling Slowly is the song we studied last Friday. And I think both of their speeches are great – very moving.

The first thing Glen says is tanks – this is an interesting thing about Irish accents, they say the th sound like t instead of th.

I would say: thanks. And he says something like: "tanks".
Also, instead of three he says "tree".
Instead of thought, "taught".
And instead of thing, "ting".



The Acadia Report

with Lindsay Joseph
Resident Assistant (RA), Dennis House, Acadia University


How long have you lived in Dennis?
It’s my first year in Dennis.

What do you think of it?
It’s good. It’s really good. It’s much nicer than the last residence I was in.

Which one was that?
I was in Cutten House which is now closed for, ah, pipes exploding, so … and mould. So this is much nice, a much nice residence.

What’s so great about it?
Um, I really like the rooms. They’re a lot bigger than the rooms in most other residences. Um, I’m an RA here, so I’ve got the perks of that. And it’s, it’s just … it’s close to everything, right in the centre of campus. And it’s a good place to be.

Why did you decide to be an RA?
Um, I really want to work with kids when I’m older and it’s a good stepping stone to that and, ah, I really like residence and what it has to offer, so … yeah.

What kind of events do you have here?
Oh, we do all sorts of things, we go to corn mazes and have walk-throughs in the local corn mazes. Um, we have sexy girl parties and get, um, people to come in and talk about, you know, girly things. Um, we have movie nights, ah, board game nights, ah, dinners out and dinners in. Lots of fun stuff.



STICK NEWS

Kia Ora in Stick News today Microsoft says the next version of Windows will be less annoying.

Microsoft is a computer technology corporation which was founded in 1975.
Microsoft produces a series of software operating systems and graphical user interfaces called Microsoft Windows.
Windows 1.0 was released on the 20th of November 1985.
Since then, many versions have released – the latest one is called Windows Vista and the next version will be called Windows 7.
The Associated Press reported Windows 7 is due out next year and will be less annoying and nag users much less than Vista.
They say rampant notifications and pop-up windows alerting people to potential security risks have irked many users of Windows Vista.

And that was Stick News for Thursday 30 of October.
Kia Ora.





Word of the Day

Today’s word is awful.
Awful means: very bad or unpleasant.
For example: That is an awful painting.

Awful is also used to emphasize something, especially if there is a large amount or too much of something.

For example, a quote from Tuesday’s show, the scarecrow in the wizard of oz says: some people without brains do an awful lot of talking.

The adverb is: awfully, which means: very.

Brrr …it’s awfully cold today.
I’m awfully sorry about that.



conversations with sarah
#541 How cold is it?

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

Sarah It snowed for the first time yesterday.

Kris Oh, really? So it’s white everywhere now?

Sarah No. It was only a bit, so it’s all melted now.

Kris How cold is it?

Sarah It’s about 9 degrees inside. My alarm clock has the temperature on it and the last time I looked it was about 9 degrees.

Kris Have you started using the heater yet?

Sarah Yeah, actually I turned it on this morning for the first time.



"Falling Slowly" winning Best Original Song Oscar®

This is amazing. What are we doing here? This is mad. We made this film two years ago, we shot it on two handicams. It took us three weeks to make we made it for a hundred grand. We never thought we’d come into a room like this and be in front of you people. It’s been an amazing thing. And thanks for taking this film seriously, all of you, it means a lot. Thanks to the academy.
Thanks to all the people who have helped us, we don’t need to say them.
This is amazing. Make art. Make art. Thanks.

Hi everyone. I just want to thank you so much. This is such a big deal, not only for us, but for all other independent musicians and artists that spend most of their time struggling, and this, the fact that we’re standing here tonight, the fact that we’re able to hold this, it’s just the proof that no matter how far out your dreams are, it’s possible. And, you know, fair play to those who dare to dream and don’t give up. And this song was written from a perspective of hope, and hope at the end of the day connects us all, no matter how different we are. And so thank you so much, who helped us along way. Thank you.



notes

stepping stone an action that helps one to make progress towards a specified goal

awful - awfully is the adverb, but awful is also used as an adverb - especially in American English



links

today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures

music

show start
artist: Boom Tschak
album: Indietronic CCBit.
track: More Chocolate, Please
from: Former Yugoslavia
MySpace

The Acadia Report start
artist: DJ iPep's
album: Home Mix 2007
track: Concerto
from: EVREUX, France
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: Wolfgang S.
album: Indietronic CCBit.
track: Dynamite
from: Belgrade, Serbia, Former Yugoslavia
artist site
MySpace

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

qa bgm
artist: Zeropage
album: Ambient Pills Update
track: Is It Real
from: Switzerland
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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2 comments:

Jarek said...

Hi Sarah,
RA - what does this abbreviation stand for?
Jarek.

The Daily English Show said...

Hi Jarek,
It stands for "resident assistant" - thanks for asking ... I should have spelt it out.
Cheers,
Sarah