Friday, December 15, 2006

Show 226 Friday 15 December

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Hi I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.
This flyer is for a bar near here called the Loaf Lounge. I’ve been there a few times and it’s good. But this flyer cracks me up. Mexian ping pong night. What?
I think they just love tequila and they have a ping pong table so ...
By the way ping pong in English is spelt like this: ping pong. But in Japanese it’s ピンポン pin pon – so I guess that’s why they spelt it with no g’s. I don’t know if it’s on purpose or not.
Anyway, It’s also funny because it says this: 第420回 dai yon hyaku ni jyu kai. Which means the 420th Mexican ping pong night.
Hmm. Two weeks ago I went to their first anniversary party. So...
So, I’m going to go there tomorrow night. And you should come if you live in Kutchan. Which you probably don’t.


Kia ora this is Stick News. Yesterday Ban Ki-moon was sworn in as the eighth secretary-general of the United Nations. He will start his new job on the first of January.

Ban Ki-moon was born in South Korea in 1944.
When he was a high school student he won an English speech competition and met American president JFK.
After this meeting, he decided to become a diplomat. He studied international relations at university in Korea and public administration in America.
He’s married with three children. He is a Christian but has no church.
He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in May 1970 and has since worked in places such as New Delhi, New York and Austria.
In February this year he announced he wanted to be the UN secretary general. His dream true in October and he starts the new job on New Years Day.

And that was Stick News for Friday the 15th of December.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
#136 What did you get up to last weekend?

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

Ben What did you get up to last weekend?

Sarah I went to a cool event on Sunday night.

Ben What was that?

Sarah It was Be’s first anniversary party.

Ben What’s Be?

Sarah It’s a bar.

Ben Have you been there before?

Sarah Yeah, we went there on our first Kutchan bar crawl night. I didn’t think much of it when I first went there ... but this time it was really cool.

Ben So your first impression was wrong?

Sarah Yeah, that’s often the way.

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