Friday, September 22, 2006

Show 142 Friday 22 September

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Hi, I’m Sarah. This is the The Daily English Show. And today’s word is Old School. Because I saw a video featured on YouTube about an old school dojo. And it got me thinking about the word Old School.
In Wikipedia it says it can be spelt in many ways. (Old school, old skool, oldschool or oldskool.)
And It’s a slang term referring to an older school of thinking or acting, and to old objects in general, within the context of newer, more modern times.
It is similar to the word nostalgic – but nostalgic can have a negative connotation whereas old school has a positive connotation.
There are lots of specific examples in Wikipedia – about music, cars, video games ...
I think it’s kind of a confusing word because it can mean so many different things.
But basically I think you can just use it to mean something that is old but you think it’s still cool.
I usually hear this word associated with hip-hop, so I was interested to see that it originally comes from religion--in the 19th century the Presbyterians split into "Old School" and "New School" denominations, based on theology.


Kia Ora. In Stick News today, the New Zealand government has announced a 67 million dollar campaign to fight obesity.

New Zealand is facing an obesity endemic. The prime minister said unless something changes this generation could be the first to die before their parents.
Now the government has announced a campaign to prevent obesity.
The campaign includes: improving nutrition in schools; more promotion of healthy food on TV and the internet; a campaign to encourage less time in front of TVs and computers; and encouraging the advertising industry to reduce marketing of unhealthy food to children.

The new system for schools is likely to be in place by the start of next year. Under the new system pies, sugary soft drinks and chips will no longer be available. And that was Stick News for Friday the 22nd of September.

conversations with sarah
# 94 Is that really true?

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

Keiko What’s that?

Sarah It’s a smoothie.

Keiko Why is it purple?

Sarah It has blueberries in it.

Keiko It must be good for your eyes.

Sarah Yeah, I heard that blueberries were good for your eyes. Is that really true?

Keiko I’ve seen a lot of experiments on TV shows ...

Sarah And they can see better after they’ve eaten a few blueberries?

Keiko Yeah. How about you? Can you see better now?

Sarah Mmm. Pretty much the same, I think.


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Today's questionanswer music:

Artist: Saelynh
Album: Sensation electronique
Track: Speedfire
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