Tuesday, July 21, 2009

#1096 Studio TDES On The Move Again! Total Eclipse Of The Sun

Show 1096 Monday 20 July
Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

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

Today I have an announcement … about an announcement.
It’s about our next break. It seems like we only just had a break … and we did, in May, but we’re taking another break. I’m quite reluctant to take holidays, because I really enjoy making The Daily English Show every day. But I also think it’s healthy to take holidays … and it means that I can do things which I don’t usually have time to when I’m making the show every day. Things like replying to emails or setting up future videos or working on the site.

But, actually, one of the reasons why we’re taking another holiday, and the reason why we’re taking a longer break this time … is because … drum roll please …

photo by: bigdrumthump.com

... we are moving to our next location.

As you may know, The Daily English Show was born in Tokyo in 2006 and has since moved to Hokkaido – where we are now - and then moved to Canada in 2007, then back to Hokkaido. And now the time has come, the walrus said, to move to our next location.

So that’s pretty exciting, don’t you think? And I’ll be telling you where that is on Friday. Feel free to guess in the comments if you like.

And while we’re on the subject of locations, I just thought I’d mention that one of my dreams is to travel to lots of different countries with The Daily English Show. In 2007, Acadia University invited us to go and produce the show at their campus in Nova Scotia, Canada and we had a fantastic time doing that. And that’s the kind of thing that we’d really love to do again. We’d like to go and stay somewhere for a couple of months and explore the area, the local culture and language and interview people who are studying or learning (I meant to say teaching) English. We’re happy to go anywhere in the world basically. All we really need to make the show is a room with a couple of desks and chairs and a couch and an internet connection.

So if you have any suggestions of where we should go, or you have any offers or invitations … then please email me, I’d love to hear from you. Especially once the holiday starts and I actually have time to reply.


So Friday will be our last show before the summer break … and Friday’s show will be an announcement - announcing the next location of studio tdes.


Kia ora, this is Stick News. On Wednesday there will be a total eclipse of the sun. It’s the first total solar eclipse in 46 years that can be seen from Japan.

According to Wikipedia, a solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Sun and the Earth so that the Sun is fully or partially covered.
Apparently, total solar eclipses can be frightening for people who are unaware of their astronomical explanation, as the Sun seems to disappear in the middle of the day and the sky darkens in a matter of minutes.
Kyodo News has reported that hundreds of scientists in Japan are heading to some islands in Kagoshima which are the best places in Japan to view the eclipse.

And that was Stick News for Monday the 20th of July.
Kia ora.

conversations with sarah
#695 Where is the next location?

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

Aiden So where is the next location?

Sarah I’ll tell you on Friday.

Aiden Go on, tell me now!

Sarah No. Be patient.

Aiden Give me a clue! Is it in Asia? Africa? America?

Sarah No.

Aiden No, it’s not any of those places or no, you’re not going to give me a clue?

Sarah No, I’m not going to give you a clue.

Aiden Come on! Just one little hint.

Sarah No.


"The time has come, the walrus said" is a line from a poem called The Walrus and the Carpenter.


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