Thursday, September 14, 2006

Show 134 Thursday 14 September

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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.
So, it turns out that lonelygirl15 is an actress from New Zealand. Mmm.
Bloody Kiwis aye, you can’t trust any of them. And in other groundbreaking events, I bought some water from the supermarket the other day.
Bottled water.
And no, bottle isn’t an English loanword that has changed its meaning in Japanese.
In Japanese can is カンand bottle is 瓶 or ボトル.
So I guess the people making this are just a bit confused.
So today’s questionanswer is just for you.


Kia Ora. In Stick News today, the true identity of lonelygirl15 has been revealed. She is a 19-year-old actress from New Zealand.

A few months ago a girl started making video blogs. She said her name was Bree, she was 16 and she was homeschooled.
Her videos became very popular. Thousands of people watched them, subscribed to her YouTube channel and commented on the videos.
Many people believed what she said and wrote encouraging comments. Others questioned whether she was telling the truth.
It has now been revealed that lonelygirl wasn’t so lonely after all. She is a 19-year-old actress from New Zealand. And all of her video blogs were scripted.

The revelations that lonelygirl15 is indeed fake have prompted an outpouring of anger, annoyance, praise and indifference.
And that was Stick News for Thursday the 14th of September.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
# 88 What kind of town is it?

Sarah and Kate talk about lonleygirl15.
Step 1: Repeat Kate’s lines.
Step 2: Read Kate’s lines on the screen and talk to Sarah.

Kate So lonelygirl was a New Zealand actress ...

Sarah Yeah. She was from the Mount apparently.

Kate The what?

Sarah Mount Maunganui. It’s often called the Mount.

Kate Where is it?

Sarah It’s on the North Island. Close to where I grew up.

Kate What kind of town is it?

Sarah It’s really nice. There’s a beautiful beach there. And um ... Yeah, they’re building an artificial reef there actually. I wonder how that’s going.

Kate Are there many artificial reefs in New Zealand?

Sarah No, it’s the first one.


Music on the show used with permission from and

Today's questionanswer music:

Artist: Galdson
From: Ortigueira, Spain
Album: Roots
Track: Sea Heart
music at jamendo

The surf reef at Mount Maunganui

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