Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Show 133 Wednesday 13 September

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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.
One of my students, Chikako, gave me a present. It’s a little robot called Asimo.
Her dad works for Honda and this is Honda’s robot.
This is what its name stands for: Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility.
It’s pretty cool and its body moves in lots of places. See where all the red circles are? That’s where its body moves.
I think Asimo is pretty cute so he’s going to feature on the show today.
And this isn’t product placement by the way. Although if Honda wants to like send me a car or something that’s fine too.


Kia Ora. In Stick News today, Sean Combs has agreed to drop the name Diddy in the UK as part of an out-of-court settlement with a London-based music producer.

This man is one of the wealthiest people in the American entertainment industry.
He seems to have many jobs. Record producer. Actor. Rapper. Recording executive. Reality TV show producer. Writer. Clothing designer.
He also has many names. His parents called him Sean. His first rapper name was Puff Daddy. Later he was called Puff, Puffy and P.Diddy. Then, in August 2005, he decided to drop the P.
And he became known as Diddy. He was pretty happy. But a DJ in England wasn’t.
He’d been using that name for 12 years.
The DJ Diddy took his complaint to court. And now the rapper Diddy can’t use that name in the UK.

Speculation has been growing recently about which letter will be the next to go from Diddy’s name. (The latest polls suggest) 60 percent support the new name being iddy, while 30 percent support Didd and 10 percent are undecided.
And that was Stick News for Wednesday 13 September.

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conversations with sarah
# 87 What movies has he been in?

Jane and Sarah talk about Blow and Cliff Curtis.
Step 1: Repeat Jane’s lines.
Step 2: Read Jane’s lines on the screen and talk to Sarah.

Sarah I saw Blow last night. Have you seen that?

Jane No, I want to watch it though. Was it good?

Sarah Mmm ... I wasn’t that impressed with it.

Jane That’s the one with Johnny Depp ... about a drug dealer isn’t it?

Sarah Yeah. It’s got Cliff Curtis in it too. I didn’t know he was in it.

Jane Who’s Cliff Curtis?

Sarah He’s one of my favorite New Zealand actors.

Jane What movies has he been in?

Sarah Um, a lot of New Zealand movies like: Once Were Warriors, ah, The Piano, Whale Rider ... And Hollywood movies too, like Training Day.

Jane Oh, which one was he in Training Day?

Sarah He was a drug dealer. Um, I think he was, yeah, he was the one who pointed the shotgun at Ethan Hawke in the bath, I think. I can’t remember, it’s a been while since I watched it.


Music on the show used with permission from and

Artist: NeXuS
Album: Trance Planet
Track: Hymn
music at jamendo

Cliff Curtis
Today's news
Puff Daddy, Puffy, Puff, P.Diddy, Diddy
UK DJ Diddy