Friday, February 27, 2009

#980 Milk, Plagiarism, Cheap Vices, Entire

Show 980 Thursday 26 February
Watch today’s show at YouTube.

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

Today I’d like to talk about another Oscar speech.
It was by Dustin Lance Black who won the award for the Best Original Screenplay – and you can watch that video on the Oscar channel on YouTube.

I thought it was a really moving speech.

The award was for a movie called Milk which is the story of Harvey Milk who was an American politician and gay rights activist.

In his speech Dustin Black said a message to gay and lesbian kids. He said "... no matter what anyone tells you, God does love you ..." and he said that very soon they’d have equal rights in America.
No matter what … who, where, what, why, how etc. is an idiom.
used to say that sth is always true, whatever the situation is, or that sb should certainly do sth

And one of the examples here is: Call me when you get there, no matter what the time is.

The Acadia Report
Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Acadia University Library is called the Vaughan Memorial Library.
This is their site.

Of course a lot of their resources you can only access if you’re a student of that university – but some of them are available for anyone to use.

And one thing that you might find useful is their tutorials. They have one about plagiarism – which is a very important thing for students to understand.

When I was teaching a high school class in Tokyo I had a problem with plagiarism and I ended up giving them a long, stern lecture about it … which I think was good for some of them … but I think it could have been even more effective if I’d have got them to do a tutorial like this as well.


Kia ora in Stick News today according to the New Zealand Herald despite the troubled economic times cheap vices are still popular in New Zealand.

Apparently almost all of the only companies in the United States that did well during the Great Depression were those that sold cheap vices like sweets and tobacco.
Now the same trend is being seen in New Zealand.
The New Zealand Herald reported that retailing has been flat overall – but some sectors, including junk food and alcohol are resilient.

And that was Stick News for Thursday 26th of February.
Kia ora.

TDES Niseko Snow Report
at niseko yurt village

with Sarah Latcham
Sarah was a guest on Show 977

When did you come to Japan?

Ah, the first time I came was last year. I came for a week to visit my partner who was doing a season over here. And then I got here on the 2nd of December this year and stayed for three months.

Do you ski or snowboard?

I’d skied before but I’m learning to snowboard this year. I bought a new snowboard and boots and bindings to come over. So, I’m finding it heaps more fun actually – enjoying it a lot more.

How have the conditions been recently?

The snow here has probably been … the best week of the season – apart from the wind. But I think the next few days are going to be the best of the season, which is a shame because I leave tomorrow, so I’m going to miss out on all of it. But … ah, I haven’t seen a lot of snow. I came back to Japan for the second time cause I really liked the snow last year. Ah, I’ve skied in Mt Buller in Australia and that’s got no comparison to Japan. It’s nothing like as good as the snow is here.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is entire.

Entire means whole or with no part left out and it’s used to emphasize that the whole of something was involved.

You could say: I spent the whole day working on it. Or: I spent the entire day working on it.

They mean the same thing but using entire has more impact.

In his speech, Dustin said he would like to thank the entire cast.

conversations with sarah
#616 What’s your vice?

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

Tony What’s your vice?

Sarah My vice. Hmm … I don’t know if I want to say.

Tony Cigarettes?

Sarah No, I don’t smoke.

Tony Ah, it must be something illegal.

Sarah No, no … it’s not illegal, it’s celebrity gossip.

Tony Do you read celebrity gossip?

Sarah Maybe. Occasionally. It’s usually work-related though.

Tony Riiiiight. You read Perez Hilton, don’t you?

Sarah No comment.


from today's Stick News pictures:

iconic depression picture
to hell in a handbasket

plagiarism tutorial
video about library tutorials


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: Paolo Pavan
album: INSIDE
track: Blue Night Dance
from: Rome, Italy
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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