Monday, December 04, 2006

Show 215 Monday 4 December

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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.
Yesterday I bought some plasters.
On the packet it says elegant plastic bandages.
Which I think is a bit strange.
Well in English elegant is a strange word to describe a plaster.
I would expect a plaster to be described as breathable, flexible, durable, waterproof.
As for elegant I would use that word in English to describe a person or their behavior or their clothes. Especially a woman like a ballet dancer or a princess.


Kia ora this is Stick News. Following his arrest on Saturday the Mayor of Narita has now resigned.

Narita is a city in Japan. It’s famous for its international airport. The city is now in the news after the mayor was arrested for taking dirty bribes.
Last year a company called TEC wanted to get the contract to manage a garbage incinerator.
So the executives did what many Japanese companies do – they gave millions of yen to the person who has the power to choose who gets the contract.
The greedy mayor accepted the 10 million yen in cash.
He has now been arrested and will soon be jobless.

And that was Stick News for Monday the 4th of December.
Kia Ora.

the snow report

When all or most of the lifts are working you can move from place to place by yourself. But at the moment only a few are open so you have to travel in one of these ... bus things.
I rode in one for the first time on Saturday. It wasn’t very comfortable.
One of these snow buses plays a tune that’s exactly the same as the tune that the rubbish truck plays in Kurihara. This isn’t cool. I keep thinking “shit, did I remember to put the rubbish out”.

We found a great use for snow on Saturday night. Then we ended up having a bit too much fun and we had to take a sick day on Sunday.
It snowed all day on Sunday and today there was a lot of snow.

conversations with sarah
#127 How deep is it?

Step 1: Repeat Rose’s lines.
Step 2: Read Rose’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Rose What are you doing?

Sarah I’m sitting in the bath.

Rose Yeah, I can see that. Why are you sitting in the bath?

Sarah Someone on YouTube asked me how deep the bath was, so I thought I’d sit in it to show them.

Rose Why don’t you just measure it?

Sarah Mmm. that’s a good idea.

Rose Do you have a measuring tape?

Sarah Yeah, I think so. I wonder where I put it. Hang on, I’ll have a look.
I found it.

Rose How deep is it?

Sarah It’s 59cm deep and 59cm wide and 76cm long.