Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Show 223 Tuesday 12 December

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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.
I saw a video today which I thought was really funny.
It was called Hater Comments from the Sarcasm video.

It was Paperlillies reading out a list of negative comments that were written under her video that was featured.
I think this video is really funny. So if you want to study poorly written English insults or you just want to have a laugh ... then this is definitely worth watching.


Kia ora in Stick News today two con men in New Zealand have been jailed for six and a half years for stealing more than 4 million dollars.

The two con artists are both 58 years old. They set up a trust called the Harvest Trust.
They then took money off people saying they would invest it and promised returns of up to 60%. But the overseas investments the men talked about didn’t exist.
The judge said some of the victims were elderly and vulnerable.
One woman in her 60s sold her house and invested $425,000. She lost it all.

The judge said the men's behaviour was arrogant and ruthless. She said the con was "an insidious and destructive force which leaves misery in its wake." And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 12th of December.
Kia Ora.

the snow report

It didn’t snow last night and today it was sunny. The snow was quite hard.

conversations with sarah
#133 Did you see that video about sarcasm?

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

Sarah Did you see that video about sarcasm?

Mihoko Yeah, I didn’t get it though. What was the point?

Sarah Well, she was pretending to be a stupid person that didn’t understand sarcasm.

Mihoko Why does it say in the description “I am not American”?

Sarah Well, she’s speaking in an American accent and some people didn’t realize that she was putting it on and they thought she was American.

Mihoko Can you tell the difference between American and British accents?

Sarah Yeah, definitely. But I can’t tell what part of England or America they are from … and I can’t really tell the difference between Canadian and American accents or Irish and Scottish. But I’m sure if I went there for a while I’d pick it up.

Mihoko Wow ... all English accents sound the same to me.