Thursday, November 06, 2008

#877 Obama Won! President-elect, Puppy Boom, Lang-8

Show 877 Wednesday 5 November
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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.

So, he won. President Obama. Awesome.
I didn’t do much work today … I was just staring at my computer screen excited and moved by the speeches and the footage … it was great seeing how happy and excited everyone is in the US. Well, not everyone but …

I’ve been enjoying reading what people are saying on Twitter about the election. Twitter has a section called “hot topics” and one of them is President Obama and if you’re in that section, new posts that mention President Obama pop up all the time.

At first people were saying they were shocked and happy and excited and moved and crying .. and then they went to bed and then they woke up …

And here are a few “tweets”, as they’re called, from the morning after the election.

Wow. This seems like a dream. Congrats President Obama.

Woke up to Obama as our new president...inspired both by his speech in victory and McCain's in defeat.

I fell asleep early and awoke to Obama elected president. I wish every morning was that great! :-D

Waking up, with a smile on my face. Obama is our President!

Getting ready to shower... Still super excited. Obama is our next President.

President Obama! For the first time in a long while, I'm proud to be an American.

I just woke up. Had to turn on the news to make sure it wasn't all a dream. Yes, Barack Obama is the 44th President of the USA. YES WE CAN!

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Today I recommend this site which is very cool so you have to go and check it out. And thank you very much to the nice person who emailed me to tell me about it. It’s a kind of social networking site for people who are learning languages - so you can write a blog entry and other people can come and correct your writing. Brilliant idea.

Today I went and read some posts about Obama to try and find a mistake to talk about today. And I found one by a guy in Korea talking about the election.

He says: while I was on my way home, I suddenly wondered who was elected as a president of America.

That should be the – because there’s only one president of the United States of America … and that is Barack Obama … yes.


Kia Ora in Stick News today Barack Obama has won the United States presidential election.

The United States of America is one of the biggest countries in the world with a population of over 300 million.
Every four years there is a presidential election in the US.
The first president was George Washington. He became the president in 1789.
Yesterday Barack Obama won the election.
He will be the 44th President of the United States of America.

And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 5th of November.
Kia Ora.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is: president-elect.

n. a person who has been elected to be president but who has not yet begun the job

Barack Obama is now the president-elect and apparently he will officially become the president on the 20th of January 20.

conversations with sarah
#545 There’ll probably be a puppy boom

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

Sarah All the kids are going to want puppies now.

Bob Because Obama said his kids were getting a puppy?

Sarah Yeah, they’ll be like Daaaaad Obama’s kids are getting a puppy, why can’t I have one?

Bob There’ll probably be a puppy boom.

Sarah Yeah.

today's STICK NEWS pictures


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

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artist: #NarNaoud#
album: Green Vision
track: Oriental Standing
from: Gironde, France
artist at Jamendo
album at Jamendo
artist site

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artist: Wolfgang S.
album: Indietronic CCBit.
track: Dynamite
from: Belgrade, Serbia, Former Yugoslavia
artist site

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

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artist: Zeropage
album: Ambient Pills Update
track: Ambient Dance
from: Switzerland
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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