Thursday, December 11, 2008

#913 Future Job? Human Rights, Euthanasia

Show 913 Thursday 11 December
Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

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

In The Acadia Report today, students were asked a variation of the question: What do you want to be when you grow up?
That is the version usually asked to kids, and kids will say: When I grow up I want to be a truck driver or a hairdresser … or whatever it is. And sometimes adults use that same structure in a joking way.

Usually the question for older people is something like: What do you want to do when you leave school or finish university? Or: What’s your ideal job?

The video I recommend today is a kind of summary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which is a pretty famous document. It was adopted by the UN 60 years ago, on the 10th of December 1948.

I recommend reading the actual document too – although it could be challenging, because there’s some difficult vocabulary.

For example: Article 14, number 1: Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.

asylum protection that a government gives to people who have left their own country, usually because they were in danger for political reasons

And to persecute someone means to treat them in a cruel or unfair way, especially because of their race, religion or political beliefs.

The Acadia Report

My favourite job, or what I plan on doing, is being a teacher. I’m in my last year of a bachelor of education program and I love working with kids and helping people, so that’s my plan.

I want to be a doctor in the future, so I’m studying very hard.

I want to be a United Nations officer, it’s my dream.

Favourite work, I teach speed drive.

After school I want to be a teacher because I’m in education right now and I love kids. And being in this program is making me really eager to be in the classroom and help kids learn and … be ready for life.

I really want to be a teacher because I really love kids and I really want to help them learn and become, ah, better adults.

After graduation I guess I want to either be a computer programmer or a writer.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today a 79-year-old woman in New Zealand had the words do not resuscitate tattooed on her chest.

Paula is a 79- year- old woman from Dunedin. The New Zealand Herald reported Paula belongs to a euthanasia group called EXIT and says she wants to die with dignity. A few years ago, Paula met a woman who had had the words do not resuscitate tattooed on her chest when she was 21. "I thought what a bloody good idea,” Paula said. "If I have a heart attack in the streets I do not want to be revived." Paula then decided to get her own tattoo. She said the tattoo is part of the campaign to change the law in New Zealand to allow people to choose when they died.

And that was Stick News for Thursday the 11th of December.
Kia Ora.

TDES Niseko Snow Report
in Kutchan

Today I took my camera to the gym and did a bit of filming on the way back. This is standing on an overbridge looking down at the railway tracks.
This is the overbridge.
This is standing under the bridge looking at a truck in front of a big building, I think it’s some kind of warehouse.
Still standing under the bridge, looking in a different direction.
This is looking towards the train station.
This is the main street of Kutchan.
And this is a new restaurant I discovered that has just opened. It looked really nice and I thought it was interesting that there was a macron over the n.
It was minus 1.2 degrees.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is arbitrary – this word appears many times in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

arbitrary adj. based on random choice or personal whim

For example, article 17, number 2: No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

I think that means that you can’t have your stuff randomly taken away from you by the government or somebody else. There has to be a good reason.

conversations with sarah
#569 What’s your ideal job?

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

Bobby What do you want to be when you grow up?

Sarah I don’t think I want to grow up.

Bobby Yeah, me too.

Sarah What’s your ideal job?

Bobby I’d like to be a full-time writer.

Sarah Writing books?

Bobby Yeah, novels.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures


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

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

nsr start
artist: Zeropage
album: Ambient Pills Update
track: Is It Real?
from: Switzerland
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

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

qa bgm
artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: Bass Vibes
artist site
YouTube channel

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