Monday, July 17, 2006

Show 106 Monday 17 July

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Kia Ora. In Stick News today, a development company in New Zealand has been fined for cutting branches off a tree.

The 70-year-old tree was sitting happily minding its own business in Wellington, New Zealand when the attack occurred.
By the time police arrived, all its branches had been hacked off.
Police caught those responsible for the attack. They were two brothers who own a development company.

Today in court the company was fined 14 thousand dollars. They’ve also been ordered to replace the tree, and install a plaque at the foot of the new tree outlining its history. And that was Stick News for Monday the 17th of July. Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
# 68 What are you going to do?

Sarah and Kate discuss paper clip trading.
Step 1: Repeat Tomomi’s lines.
Step 2: Read Tomomi’s line’s on the screen and talk to Sarah.

Tomomi Are you having a summer holiday this year?

Sarah  Yes. I’m taking a month off.

Tomomi A month?!

Sarah  Yeah.

Tomomi Wow. What are you going to do?

Sarah  I’m going to go surfing.

Tomomi Really? Are you a surfer?

Sarah  Well, I wouldn’t call myself a surfer. But I have been surfing a few times.

Tomomi Where are you going to surf?

Sarah  In Chiba.

Tomomi Are you good at surfing?

Sarah  No.


Today's news.

Music by Kenji Williams from New York, USA.
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From the album Epic.
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