Tuesday, April 14, 2009

#1027 Small Talk, Woman Watches Burglary Online, Dilly-dally

Show 1027 Tuesday 14 April
Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

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

Today we’re studying a scene from a movie called A Modern Affair. I watched this movie the other day because I found it on YouTube. It’s probably not the best movie ever made … but I thought it was watchable.

EDIT (June 2010) - this video has since been made private.
You can watch the movie here if you're in the United States.

In this scene (from 4:16) a woman is walking along the street in a city and she runs into her ex-boyfriend. And they have some awkward small talk.

You’ve probably been in that situation yourself when you run into someone in the street and you have to talk to them even though you don’t really want to.

Their conversation goes like this:

How you doing?
Good. How are you?
Good. I’m good.
You look good.
You look good. I like the hair.


Kia ora in Stick News today a woman watched her house being burgled online thanks to a security camera and a live video feed.

Jeanne lives in Florida in the United States.
Her house has been burgled before so she installed a security camera.
The other day she was sitting at work and decided to check the live video feed from the security camera on the internet.
And she saw her house being burgled.
She called 911 and the police went to her house and arrested the burglars.

And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 14th of April.
Kia ora.

Listen to the 911 call.

TDES Niseko Snow Report
with SAS Scott Adventure Sports

with David New

How long does it usually take beginner skiers to get to the stage where they can link turns?

Ah, that really depends on the, on the customer. Um, I’ve had a lesson with somebody who’d only skied for one hour before. And then within a, a two-hour lesson we had done maybe two or three runs of the family run, on the family lift. Um, but I’ve also had other lessons where it has taken people maybe four hours to, to grasp that. And, um, it’s just about … as an instructor you have to know when is the right time to take people up. Ah, sometimes you’ll find that you’ll take people and they’re not really, they’re not really getting it on the, on the, sort of the, more shallow part. But then when you take them up and they’re following you down, they seem to pick it up. But other times it’s not safe to do that, so it’s all about knowing when.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is dilly-dally.

Dilly-dally is an old-fashioned, informal word which means: to take too long to do something, go somewhere or make a decision.

I think dilly-dally is a great word and the reason why I’m talking about it is because College Humor recently made a video called Dilly-dally which I think is very funny.

Dan: Yo, guys check out this new online, internet, world wild web, viral video!

Pat: And this is actual?

Dan: Yeah, a hundred percent.

Streeter: Geez, man, nice find!

Jeff: Hey you meatballs, stop dilly-dalllying!

Jake: What?

Sarah: We’re dilly-dallying?

Streeter: No, fucking way!

Jeff: Guys, I was, I was just …

Ricky: Did I hear you guys were dilly-dallying?

Dan: No, sir, not, not us, never.

Ricky: OK.

Sarah: Do you guys think he believed it?

Jake: Wow, Sarah, good idea, let’s dilly-dally some more and talk about it.

Pat: Get back to your fucking desks!

Dan: If I didn’t know any better, I’d say you were dilly-dallying.

Streeter: Well it’s a good thing you do know better, cause I haven’t dilly-dallied a day in my goddamned dife!

Kevin: That’s a lie and you know it.

Streeter: Got something on your mind, Kev? You want to call me a dilly-dallier? Go ahead, I want you to.

Dan: Come on Street, he’s just saying what we’re all thinking.

Jake: You may not dilly, but we’ve all seen you dally.

Pat: You’ve got some balls saying that Herwitz, cause I knew your father. Samuel Herwitz was a cold, red dilly-dallier.



Pat: I deserved that.

Ricky: Jake, Pat, I just saw you guys do monkey business.

Sarah: This isn’t happening.

Ricky: Both of you, in my office, now.

Jake: No. No.

Ricky: Jake, it’s either in my office, or out that window.

Jake: This is the easiest decision of my entire life.


Jake: I didn’t want to jump, because I then I would die. I wouldn’t survive that for sure.

conversations with sarah
#648 You look good

Step 1: Repeat Ben’s lines.
Step 2: Read Ben’s lines and talk to Gracie.

* Starts at 4:16
Ben Gracie?

Gracie Ben.

Ben How you doing?

Gracie Good. How are you?

Ben Good. I’m good.

Gracie You look good.

Ben You look good. I like the hair.

Gracie Oh.

Ben No, I mean it. You really look good. A little tired maybe, but good.

Gracie Well, you know me, working very hard.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures


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

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: Josta
album: Altrove (part 1)
track: BabaLoop
from: Torino, Italy
artist at Jamendo
album at Jamendo
artist site

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