Monday, September 04, 2006

Show 124 Monday 4 September

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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.
So apart from surfing and picking up rubbish over summer ... I also watched a lot of videos. For entertainment and I was also looking for good videos for English study.
I found quite a few good ones that I’m going to talk about in the future. But for today a video that I recommend studying is one by Barats and Bereta. I talked about them before – in show 36 – we studied with their Mother’s Day video.

Their most recent video that was featured on YouTube is called Completely Uncalled For. And it’s very funny. So to understand the humour – first you need to understand knock knock jokes. Knock knock jokes are a style of English joke. I explained a few on show 31 – but I’ll explain the formula again.

So this is an example of a typical knock knock joke:

Knock Knock!
Who's there?
Norma Lee.
Norma Lee who?
Norma Lee I have my key.

So what’s in red, you can’t change – it’s always the same. Here’s another example:

Knock Knock!
Who's there?

Tank who?
You're welcome!

And some vocabulary that will be useful. It will help you understand the video.
to interrupt to say or do something that makes somebody stop what they are saying or doing
sloth a south American animal that lives in trees and moves very slowly
uncalled for adj. (of behaviour or remarks) not fair or appropriate


Kia Ora. In Stick News today, Hollywood gossip. Tom Cruise has apologized to Brooke Shields.

Brooke Shields is an American actress. She had her first baby in 2003. After the baby was born, she was sick. She suffered from Postnatal depression. To recover, she took some drugs called antidepressants.
Last year in a TV interview Tom Cruise criticized Brooke’s drug taking. He said she should have cured the depression with vitamins and exercise. Brooke wasn’t happy about this.
And then Tom felt bad too. So recently he went to Brooke’s house and apologized.

Brooke said in a TV interview last week that the apology was heartfelt and she accepted it.
And that was Stick News for Monday the 4th of September.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
# 80 Knock Knock

Barats tells Bereta knock knock jokes.
Step 1: Repeat Bereta’s lines.
Step 2: Read Bereta’s lines on the screen and talk to Sarah.

Barats Hey, knock, knock.

Bereta Who’s there?

Barats Interrupting cow.

Bereta I’ve, I’ve heard this one.

Barats Knock, knock.

Bereta Who’s there?

Barats Interrupting cow.

Bereta Interrupting cow who?

Barats Moo.

Bereta You interrupted me.

Barats Moo.

Bereta Yeah, that’s good.

Barats Alright, OK, um, knock, knock.

Bereta Who’s there?

Barats Interrupting sloth.

Bereta Interrupting sloth who? Oh, you’re going to touch me. Now, that’s good. That’s a good one.

Barats Knock, knock.

Bereta Who’s there?

Barats Interrupting completely uncalled for.

Bereta Interrupting completely uncalled for ...?


Music on the show is used with permisson from and

Today's intro music:
Artist: Ben Othman
From: Tunisia / Germany
Album: Lounge Cafè Tunis "Sahria"
Track: Lounge Oud Vs. Fawzi Chekili
music at jamendo

Today's questionanswer music:
Artist: Galdson
From: Ortigueira, Spain
Album: Roots
Track: Come Back Home
music at jamendo

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