Saturday, April 04, 2009

#1016 It Must Have Been Love, Obama Gives Queen iPod, Dead Birdie

Show 1016 Friday 3 April
Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

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

Today we’re studying a song called: It Must Have Been Love by Roxette.
This song was originally recorded in 1987 and it was on the soundtrack of the movie Pretty Woman which came out in 1990.
This song brings back a lot of memories for me because it was on the radio all the time when I was a teenager.
It’s a sad song about the end of a relationship.

It must have been love
But it's over now

I think this is a good song to listen to to study must.

In this book, English Grammar In Use, it says: We use must to say that we feel sure something is true.
For example: You’ve been travelling all day. You must be tired.

I think that’s a good example, it’s a pretty common thing to say: You must be tired.
If you’re listening to what someone is saying and you’re trying to empathize with them, then must is very useful.

That must be hard.
That must have been really awkward.
You must so relieved it’s over.

It says here for the past we use: must have done.

For example:

The phone rang but I didn’t hear it. I must have been asleep.
I’ve lost one of my gloves. I must have dropped it somewhere.

Do you know the difference between: I lent it to Tom and I must have lent it to Tom.
If you say: I lent it to Tom, then you are 100 percent sure and you have no doubt.
If you say: I must have lent it to Tom, then you’re pretty sure, but maybe not 100% sure. Or you’ve just come to that conclusion.

If you think you need some practice, try writing something in the comments using must.


Kia ora in Stick News today President Obama gave the Queen of England an iPod.

Barack Obama visited England to go to a meeting.
While he was there, he visited the queen and they exchanged gifts.
Obama gave the queen an iPod and she gave him a photo.

And that was Stick News for Friday 3rd April.
Kia ora.

TDES Niseko Snow Report
at Niseko Annupuri

Today I thought I’d show you some more footage from the Minami Ski and Snowboard Battle in Annupuri. This time with subtitles.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is palm.

This is a palm.

And this is from today’s song:

In and outside I've turned to water
Like a teardrop in your palm

Palm is also a kind of tree: a palm tree.
I just looked it up and apparently it was named a palm tree because the leaves look like a spread hand.

friday joke

Lucy and Kate were walking along the beach.
Lucy said, “Hey Kate, look at that dead birdie!”
Kate looked up at the sky and said, “Where?”

conversations with sarah

#641 I must have lent that to Tom

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

Sarah Have you seen the Banana Grammar DVD?

Kim Oh, I lent it to Tom.

Sarah Oh, OK. How about the Tomato Grammar Book?

Kim Isn’t that in the bookshelf?

Sarah No, it’s not.

Kim Oh, I must have lent that to Tom as well.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures

Roxette - It Must Have Been Love - Video


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

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: Kevin MacLeod
track: Bass Vibes
artist site
YouTube channel

WOD start
artist: DJ iPep's
album: Home Mix 2007
track: Game Toy
from: EVREUX, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

friday joke start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: Sumbala
from: Annecy, 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: Hugo 'Droopy' Contini
album: Strikes Back !
track: On a Slow Boat To China
artist at Jamendo
album at Jamendo

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