Monday, October 16, 2006

Show 166 Monday 16 October

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Hi I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.
I have another idea for studying English and that is to watch videos about studying other languages.
I have come across a few videos on YouTube of people teaching their native language in English. And I think if you’re going on holiday overseas even if you can speak English it makes your trip a whole lot more fun if you can speak even just a few words of the language.
And even if you’re never planning to go there I think learning a few words of another language is fun. But that’s just me ... I love learning languages.
But I hope you do to ... because if you’re trying to learn English and you don’t enjoy it, then it’ll be a lot harder than if you do enjoy it. So have fun.

And another great benefit you can get by watching these videos is getting used to (listening to) non-native speakers speak English. This is really important. Especially if you want to work somewhere like an international airport.

Today I want to talk about some videos by this YouTuber: thecheerio. He has several videos teaching Italian.

My favourite one is called lesson of love. You can learn some romantic phrases like: I love you, you’re beautiful, I can’t live without you, you make me happy.

But he also teaches some more practical Italian. In Italian lesson 1 you can learn things like: yes, no, thank you, please, excuse me.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today ipods are the latest weapon in the fight against AIDS.

AIDS was first recognized on June 5th 1981. Since then more than 25 million people have died from the disease. 38 million people now live with the disease worldwide.
24 million of them are in Africa.
Some people in other countries want to help. Two famous humanitarians are Bono and Oprah. They went shopping together last week. They bought red products.
Some of the profits from the sales will go to The Global Fund.
This organization fights AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Apple will contribute 10 dollars from the sale of every red ipod to The Global Fund.

Bono said that it was cool that some of the most creative people in commerce were working for the world's poor. And that was Stick News for Monday the 16th of October.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
# 110 Have you ever been to Italy?

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

Jane Have you ever been to Italy?
Sarah No, but I’d love to go there some day.
Jane Me too. I love pasta.
Sarah Same. My sister lived in Italy for a year.
Jane Really? Where did she live?
Sarah I can’t remember ... it was a while ago.
Jane What was she doing there?
Sarah She was studying at high school. It was on a student exchange.


Music on the show used with permission from

Today's questionanswer music:

Artist: Galdson
From: Ortigueira, Spain
Album: Roots
Track: Sea heart
music at jamendo

Today's news.
The Global Fund
AIDS in Africa