Thursday, December 11, 2008

#912 Getting Fat In Winter, Monkey Smuggling, Washlet Toilet, Elf Yourself

Show 912 Wednesday 10 December
Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

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

Today’s mistake comes from another blog entry on lang 8.
It’s about putting on weight during winter … which is something I think a lot of us can relate to.

I’ll read it to you.

It's cold in winter, so I eat so much unwittingly. My weight is getting up.(〒_〒) Now I'm looking like a panda. How to loose weight? Thank you!

A few mistakes to talk about here.

First: My weight is getting up.
Normally people say: I’m putting on weight.
Or: I’m gaining weight.
Or: I’m getting fat.

Now I’m looking like a panda. That’s very cute … in Japan people sometimes say they look like Anpanman when they put on weight.
I’d probably say: Now I’m starting to look like a panda, or: Now I look like a panda.

And finally: How to lose weight?
Lose only has one o – this word is loose.

I would say: How can I lose weight?

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The site I recommend today is called Elf Yourself.
You may have seen it before, I think it’s been around for a couple of years.
On this site, you can upload a picture of someone’s face and the site will automatically make a video of an elf dancing with the face that you uploaded. It doesn’t really have anything to do with learning English, but it’s fun.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today a 28-year-old woman was caught smuggling a monkey into the United States. The woman hid the monkey under her top and pretended she was pregnant.

In November last year an American woman flew from Bangkok to California with a monkey under her top. She didn’t have a permit for the monkey and she didn’t declare it at customs. Instead she pretended to be pregnant and smuggled the monkey into the country. But she was caught. She has now been convicted of smuggling and will be sentenced in March next year. According to CNN, the conviction carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and up to three years of court supervision after release.

And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 10th of December.
Kia Ora.

TDES Niseko Snow Report
at MSK JR Apartment

Today I thought I’d show you one of the things I like most about my new apartment - the toilet.
This is the first time I’ve lived in a place with a washlet toilet. It’s awesome.
This is a pretty simple washlet toilet … but it has all the most important functions.
This button means stop. You can probably guess what these are for by looking at the pictures.
This is for the water strength. This is for nozzle direction. Water temperature. Seat temperature.
There are two power saving modes. And this button activates the odour remover. I have no idea how it works but it makes a mysterious buzzing sound.
And this button is for cleaning the nozzle.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is put.
To put on weight means to gain weight.
And there are many other phrasal verbs using the word put.

Here are some examples:

put sth away put sth back put sth behind you put sb down put sth down to sth put sth off put yourself out put somebody out

conversations with sarah
#567 I always put on weight in winter

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

Kate I always put on weight in winter.

Sarah Yeah, me too.

Kate Why is that?

Sarah Mmm, I think it’s because it’s cold so you don’t move as much.

Kate It can’t be just that.

Sarah Mmm. Maybe it’s cause winter’s kind of depressing so we eat and drink more to try and make ourselves feel better.

Kate Yeah, that sounds about right.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures

tdes elf dance
toilets in Japan - wikipedia


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

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artist: #NarNaoud#
album: Green Vision
track: Oriental Standing
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album at Jamendo
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nsr start
artist: Zeropage
album: Ambient Pills Update
track: Is It Real?
from: Switzerland
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WOD start
artist: DJ iPep's
album: Home Mix 2007
track: Game Toy
from: EVREUX, France
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cws start
artist: Wolfgang S.
album: Indietronic CCBit.
track: Dynamite
from: Belgrade, Serbia, Former Yugoslavia
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artist: ioeo
album: triptracks
track: triptrack2
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
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artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: Bass Vibes
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