Thursday, February 19, 2009

#972 Innocent English, Celebrity Gossip, Wasted Politician, MSK Stadium

Show 972 Wednesday 18 February
Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

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

I was looking a site called Innocent English – which posts things like funny English signs, ads and videos. And I saw one sign with a funny mistake on it that I thought I’d tell you about.
It was a sign made by the mayor of a small town in Illinois in the United States.
The mayor sounds like he was annoyed that some immigrants or tourists don’t speak English very well, and so he made this sign demanding that people learn English.
The sign says: English is our language no excetions learn it. Which is pretty funny – that word is missing the p. It should say: exceptions.

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The site I recommend today is called

I think it’s a really good idea to study English by reading about things that you’re interested in. So if you’re interested in American celebrities – like musicians or movie stars – then I recommend this site.

It seems to have slightly more class than the other celebrity gossip magazines or websites. It’s less of the harassing celebrities for putting on a few kilos or losing a few kilos - and mostly stuff like photos of celebrities at events, talking about their outfits or announcing that someone has got engaged or married or whatever.

Here’s an example from their Star Tracks section. It’s a photo of Angelina Jolie leaving a hotel. And the caption says:

Angelina Jolie has a rare solo moment without her brood as she steps out Monday in New York City, where the Oscar nominee reportedly checked out apartments.


Kia ora in Stick News today the Japanese finance minister has resigned after facing criticism for his odd behaviour at a press conference in Rome.

Nakagawa Shoichi is the Japanese finance minister. Recently he answered some questions at a press conference at a G7 meeting in Italy. The Guardian reported his performance was bumbling and at times incomprehensible. Nakagawa said he had only had a sip of wine at lunch and blamed his behaviour on cold medicine.

And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 18th of February.
Kia ora.

TDES Niseko Snow Report
at MSK JR Apartment

One of the great features of our apartment is the car park which doubles as a soccer field.
Some pretty exciting matches get played here at MSK stadium.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is brood.

n. a large family of young animals, especially birds, produced at one hatching or birth

In the quote I mentioned from they used the word brood in a humerous way – because as you know if you keep up to date with American celebrity gossip, Angelina Jolie has six young children.

conversations with sarah
#610 What are you watching?

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

Bob What are you watching?

Sarah Ah, The Daily English Show.

Bob Can you watch anything on there?

Sarah At the moment you can only watch certain content that they provide through
UP Link.

Bob What’s that?

Sarah It’s kind of like iTunes.

Bob Did you figure out what the wiper function is?

Sarah Yeah, it’s, um, to keep your eye focused on the screen.

Bob Ah, so it’s not to clean the screen?

Sarah No.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures

UP - Media Port - by Nikon


show start
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

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

nsr bgm
artist: i am this
album: BLAPP.
track: magnolia
from: Phoenix, United States
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo

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: Innvivo
album: This Noise
track: L'homme robot
from: France
album at Jamendo
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