Saturday, July 11, 2009

#1086 Man In The Mirror, Google OS, Pretend, Doctor Joke, Asphalt

Show 1086 Friday 10 July
Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

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

Today is Friday so we’re studying a song.
And speaking of music, just a reminder that we have four tickets to the Hanazono Kutchan Music Festival to give away. And you can find out more about that here if you’re interested.

Today we’re studying another Michael Jackson song called: Man In The Mirror. It came out in 1988.

The song’s about a person who looks around themselves and sees things in the world that they want to change.

For example:
I see the kids in the street
With not enough to eat

And he realizes that he’s been living his life selfishly, not really thinking about other people:

I've been a victim of
A selfish kind of love
It's time that I realize
There are some with no home

And he realizes that if he wants to make a positive change in the world, then he has to start with himself first.

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways

I think it’s a beautiful song with a great message:

If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change


Kia ora, in Stick News today, Google has announced it’s releasing an operating system.

An operating system is a set of programs that controls the way a computer works and runs other programs.
Apparently, Microsoft's Windows operating system has a huge global usage share.
But Google has just announced they’re going to release an operating system.
It will be called Chrome and will be available to consumers in the second half of 2010.

And that was Stick News for Friday 10th of July.
Kia ora.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is pretend.

We’ve done this word before in show 790.

Pretend means: act so as to make it appear that something is the case when in fact it is not.

And this is from today’s song:

I see the kids in the street
With not enough to eat
Who am I to be blind
Pretending not to see their needs

friday joke

Doctor doctor, everything hurts look!
Hmmm... you've broken your finger.

conversations with sarah
#689 What’s asphalt?

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

Sarah I saw something crazy this morning.

Kara What?

Sarah Well, You know how they did up the outside of my apartment building.

Kara Yeah.

Sarah Well, they also put asphalt in front of it for some reason.

Kara What’s asphalt?

Sarah It’s the black stuff that’s on roads and tennis courts.

Kara Oh, OK.

Sarah And some plants have started growing through it. They’ve pushed their way through the asphalt.

Kara Wow, they must be strong.

Sarah Yeah.

Kara What kind of plants are they?

Sarah I don’t know.


I accidentally said:
That there are some with no home

After I filmed this I realized that I pronounced this word incorrectly.
I said "ash" ... it should be "as".

filming notes

The ending was filmed on Tuesday 30th June from MSK JR Apartment, Niseko, Japan.


show start
artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: Future Cha Cha
from: Brooklyn, NY, United States
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

friday joke start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: Sumbala
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws start
artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: The Jazz Woman
from: Brooklyn, NY, United States
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: Kevin MacLeod
track: Tea Roots
from: Brooklyn, NY, United States
artist site

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1 comment:

susanacanelo said...

Dear Sarah: just to say thank you.
I used your post and class here:

It's my class blog. Here in Argentina because of the swine flu, schools are closed. So my students are working at home.

See what I prepared with your class.
Thanks again

A hug from Argentina