Monday, September 27, 2010

#1317 Daylight Saving Time, Burnt Toast Costs Hospital Thousands

Show 1317 Monday 27 September
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Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.

Coming up on Question Time this week, we’ll be asking people about daylight saving time.

Daylight saving time is when you put the clocks forward one hour at the start of spring and then you put them back an hour in autumn.

This year in New Zealand we put the clocks forward an hour on the 26th of September.

In Wikipedia they have a map showing which countries use daylight saving time and which countries don’t, and it looks like most countries don’t actually use it. How about where you are right how?

DST observed
DST no longer observed
DST never observed


Last year firefighters were called to Wairarapa Hospital three times when smoke alarms were triggered by burning toast.
The false alarms cost the district health board more than two thousand dollars.
NZPA reported the hospital has now decided to ditch four of its toasters and replace them with café-style sandwich presses.

And that was Stick News for Monday the 27th of September.
Kia ora.

Where’s the fire?
Um …

Pack your bags!

conversations with sarah
#844 What’s the point of that?

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

Belinda What’s the point of daylight saving time?

Sarah It’s so that it stays light longer in the afternoons.

Belinda What’s the point of that?

Sarah So you can do stuff after work I guess …

Belinda Like what?

Sarah Like … hang out outside, go for a walk, play sport.

Belinda But it’s darker in the mornings.

Sarah Yeah. So it’s not so good for everyone. It’s not good for people who like getting up early.


pack your bags, idiom, to leave a place or job and not return



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