Friday, September 15, 2006

Show 135 Friday 15 September

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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.
I saw a good video yesterday which reflects what I think about the whole lonelygirl is fake issue. It’s called My Opinion on “fake” YouTubers.
Like what was said in this video, I think that if people are acting they should be honest about it.

When I first saw lonelygirl15’s videos I didn’t immediately think that she was acting. But one of the reasons is that –she was supposed to be American – and I’ve never been to America. So if I see an American character it’s hard to tell if they’re real or not.
Like when I first saw Little Loca I thought mmm she’s pretty bizarre – but I don’t know maybe there are some people in America like that.

And an interesting thing about language ...
In Wikipedia they talk about her minor speech idiosyncrasies, so in her video "Should I or Shouldn't I?" when she says: "I've never been to a party before," "been" is pronounced like "bean," not "bin," as in standard American speech. Similarly, her video "Schoolwork in Summer" includes non-American pronunciations of homeschooled, schoolwork, cannibals, Roman empire, eaten, Antarctica and continent.


Kia Ora. In Stick News today, underweight models have been banned from a fashion show in Madrid. Some people in the industry are not impressed.

This is a fashion show. Models walk down a runway to show off designer clothing. The models are often very thin.
Some people are worried that these models cause other women to develop eating disorders.
At a recent show in Madrid, organizers decided to ban underweight models from participating. 30% of the models were turned away.

Many designers are reluctant to comment on the issue, but one model agency spokesperson said the move was outrageous and discriminated against models.
And that was Stick News for Friday the 15th of September.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
# 89 Will he keep his position?

Thomas and Sarah talk about the latest NZ news.
Step 1: Repeat Thomas’s lines.
Step 2: Read Thomas’s lines on the screen and talk to Sarah.

Thomas Anything interesting in the news?

Sarah Mmm. Don Brash has been having an affair.

Thomas Who’s Don Brash?

Sarah He’s the leader of the opposition in New Zealand.

Thomas Does it matter?

Sarah Well, I think it makes him look like a bit of a hypocrite. Him and his party were against gay marriage because of “the sanctity of marriage”.

Thomas Will he keep his position?

Sarah I don’t know. The woman is the vice-chair of the Business Roundtable too ... so mmm that’s dodgy too.

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