Wednesday, January 14, 2009

#937 Beware Of Thieves, Dialects Of English, Tourism, MSK Basement

Show 937 Wednesday 14 January
Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

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

Today I was up in Hirafu and I saw a sign with a small mistake on it.
Do you know what the mistake is?

Beware should be one word.
It should say: Beware of thieves.

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Rodolfo from São Paulo in Brazil wrote to me to tell me about this site.
Thank you so much. I’d never seen that site before and it’s really interesting.

It’s called Idea, which stands for: The International Dialects of English Archive.

The guy that created it is a dialect coach for theatre and film and he’s also a professor at the University of Kansas in the United States.

So it’s designed for actors who need to learn dialects or accents … but I think it’s also really interesting for people who are studying English. On the site there are sound files of English speakers from all over the world reading the same passage.

For example, in the New Zealand section, there are 16 different sound files – and there is information about each person who is speaking. And you can hear that the guy who was born in Auckland, but is Tongan and has spent a lot of time in Tonga, has a different accent to the Caucasian woman who has lived mostly in Auckland.


Kia Ora in Stick News today a tourism organization in Australia is advertising a job which they say is the best job in the world.

Tourism Queensland is a government organization in charge of promoting Queensland. Their latest promotion involves advertising a job with the title: The Best Job In The World. They’ve created a website to promote the job and explain the job description and application process. The successful applicant will be hired for 6 months and will be paid 150,000 dollars. The job involves taking part in activities on the island, being filmed for promotional videos and writing a blog. Applicants must apply by uploading a video explaining why they want the job.

And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 14th of January.
Kia Ora.

TDES Niseko Snow Report
at MSK JR Apartment

Today I’m going to show you what’s in the basement of my apartment building. So, what do you think it is? You have five seconds to guess. It is … a waxing room.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is beware.
This is word that is used when warning people that something is dangerous.
A sign that you often see in front of houses is: Beware of the dog.

conversations with sarah
#585 What’s your accent like?

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

Eriko Are there many different accents in New Zealand?

Sarah Yeah, there are different accents – but not as many as in England or the United States.

Eriko Are there different accents in different regions?

Sarah Yeah, regions or communities. Like the Tongan guy, he speaks the way he does – not because he’s Tongan, but because he grew up in a Tongan community and spent a lot of time in Tonga.

Eriko Does he speak bad English?

Sarah No, no not at all, it’s perfect English – just it has a certain rhythm and so it’s different from, say, my accent.

Eriko What is your accent like?

Sarah I think it’s pretty typical for a Pākehā female who grew up in the north island and went to a public school.

Eriko Would it be different if you went to a private school?

Sarah It might be, yeah. Actually my accent’s changed a bit from living in Japan, so maybe it’s not typical.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures


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

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

nsr/qa bgm
artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: Plucky Daisy
artist site
YouTube channel

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