Show 873 Saturday 1 November
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The rafting season at Scott Adventure Sports in Niseko finished yesterday. It’ll start again at the end of April. The Daily English Show went on its last rafting trip of the season on a sunny day at the end of September. This is Scott, he’s the guy who started the company eleven years ago. He doesn’t do much guiding these days, but he was the guide on this trip.
Are you ready?
Before they went down the river the customers practiced rowing on land and then rowed around in circles for a bit.
Sit back up.
Sit on the right.
Then, when they were ready they started on their trip down the river.
Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.
They practiced rescuing each other.
Everybody watch this.
One, two …
OK? Easy, eh?
This is Miku it was her sixth birthday.
She just turned six.
Today’s your birthday?!
She looked like she was having a great time.
The raft stopped a few times for swimming breaks.
Part of the rafting tour includes jumping off the riverbank. And floating down the rapids.
There was a ducky tour happening at the same time.
A ducky is an inflatable kayak.
Miku-chan was lucky enough to get a ride on the back of a kayak. So cute.
You lucky thing!
Was it fun?
special thanks to:
notes about the translation
* I translated おつかれさまでした (otsukaresamadeshita) as "nice work" here - but it doesn't always mean this. Otsukaresamadeshita can be translated many ways, depending on the situation.
* Easy, eh? - this use of eh?, meaning "isn't it?" is common in New Zealand English (and in some other countries) - but is not used by all English speakers.
* I am not familiar with rafting commands in English - so I just translated the commands to what I thought they would be.
Say Cheese! (Wikipedia)
Row, Row, Row Your Boat (Wikipedia)
Row, Row, Row Your Boat - excellent page for learning the song!
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album: Indietronic CCBit.
track: More Chocolate, Please
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artist: Antony Raijekov
album: See U
tracks: When Waves Trying to Catch a Marvel, Be Brave (feat. Norine Braun)
from: Sofia, Bulgaria
album at Jamendo
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