Saturday, December 30, 2006

Show 240 Friday 29 December

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The Daily English Show has a special guest for the first time ever!
It would be great to have more guests on the show - so please come and visit if you're in Niseko.
Everyone is welcome ... but preference given to cute babies, of course : )


Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show. Today, for the first time I have a special guest on the show. So I’d like you to meet Shion.
Shion is from Tokyo but is in Hokkaido for a couple of days.


Kia ora, this is Stick News. Hawaii’s new smoke-free law has been in place for over a month. Smoking in bars and restaurants is now illegal but officials are still in the process of educating tourists about the ban.

Millions of people in the world enjoy smoking tobacco. Unfortunately it isn’t very healthy for the person smoking it or for the people around them.
So many countries have recently passed new laws banning smoking in public places.
Last month the Smoke-Free Hawaii Law went into effect.
Smoking is now banned in all public places such as restaurants, bars, bowling alleys, malls, and airports.
There are already similar laws in 13 other states in America so officials say Americans are used to the policies.
But some are worried about international visitors. The largest group of foreign tourists to Hawaii are Japanese and some people are worried they won’t immediately adjust or understand the new policies.
In Japan it’s still OK to smoke in most restaurants and bars.

Some people (in Hawaii) are worried about the effect the ban will have on tourism. But according to the state Health Department, most residents and tourists said they favor the new law.
And that was Stick News for Friday the 29th of December.
Kia Ora.

the snow report

Today a special guest from Tokyo visited the studio. So we took him out for lunch.
He ate rice.
Then we went to Hirafu. We drove past the gondola and saw a really big queue. I think it was because it was windy so they slowed the gondola down. There isn’t usually a queue at the gondola.
We went to a bar in Hirafu.
It was the first time Shion had been to a bar. He seemed to really enjoy himself.

conversations with sarah
#147 Where did you find the baby?

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

Kaoru Where did you find the baby?

Sarah He’s my boyfriend’s nephew.

Kaoru Nephew? What does that mean?

Sarah Nephew means your brother or sister’s son.

Kaoru Oh, that’s right.

Sarah If it’s a girl, it’s called a niece.

Kaoru Do you have any nieces or nephews?

Sarah Yeah, I have one niece. My sister has a daughter.