Thursday, January 18, 2007

Show 260 Thursday 18 January

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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.

We had a party on Saturday night to celebrate the 250th show. Most people who came didn’t actually know it was the 250th show celebration. They were like: “What’s The Daily English Show”.

I’ve decided to have another party to celebrate the 300th show. It’s going to be on Saturday the 24th of February.
And this time I think it would be a good idea if we had some free drinks.

So I’m going to ask some companies if they would like to provide some drinks for the party. I’m going to ask Heineken first because I like Heineken and I was just reading an article about them on the net.
I’m going to ask them for 300 cans of beer – because it’s the 300th snow celebration.
I think it’s a great opportunity ... their product will feature on the classiest show on the internet. Like this.

I’m going to email them and see what they say. If they say no I’m just going to try another company and keep asking people until somebody says yes ... or until I get sick of it and give up.

Speaking of advertising... I have another NZ ad to introduce today. Mmm this has turned into NZ ad week.
This one isn’t for beer – it’s for a kind of soft drink that I’ve never heard of.
I think it’s a great ad. This is the story...
So, there are three guys and a girl in a flat and the girl walks into the shower. Then one of the guys thinks of a cunning plan – they pretend to leave. But they don’t actually leave, they stay there. And they get the phone to ring. They ring the flat’s phone with a cell phone. The girl in the shower hears the phone ringing and comes out to answer the phone and she opens the door and they’re all sitting there waiting.
It’s really funny.

Interesting language points in this video:

The use of eh and ow.
Eh is really common in NZ. I don’t how to spell it ... eh or aye?
It usually works as a question tag, like: isn’t it? haven’t you? doesn’t he?
For example:
You’re a student aye?
He’s got a car aye?
They’re coming tonight aye?

The example in this video is: We’ll see you there, aye, Jess.
So in this sentence it’s basically the same as the question tag shall we?
You could replace it with: We’ll see you there shall we Jess.

Ow I talked about before when I introduced Bro Town.
There’s a really popular phrase from Bro Town: Not even ow which means: that’s not true.
Ow is just an extra word to ad emphasis or to be friendly.

When he’s pretending to leave, one guy says: See you, ow.
Which basically means the same as: see you mate or see you buddy.


Kia ora, this is Stick News. Late last year the big news involving Google was that it bought YouTube. The company has just announced its next exciting project: it’s going to build a telescope.

A telescope is an instrument that makes distant objects appear nearer.
Recently the staff at google got bored of surfing the net and watching YouTube videos ... so they decided to build a telescope.
The telescope is going to cost $350 million to build.
To make money off the project, Google is planning to put ads along half of the telescope screen.

And that was Stick News for Thursday the 18th of January.
Kia Ora.

the snow report

It snowed quite heavily today.

conversations with sarah
#157 Who’s Lindsay Lohan?

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

Jun What are you reading?

Sarah Hollywood gossip.

Jun What’s new?

Sarah Mmm. Lindsay Lohan has entered rehab.

Jun Who’s Lindsay Lohan?

Sarah I think she’s an actress. But I’ve never actually seen any of her movies. I don’t if she’s actually a serious actress ... or if she’s just a celebrity who happens to be in movies.

Jun Does she have a drug problem?

Sarah Um, it doesn’t say – but, yeah, I guess so.


Today's news.

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Hurry up!
Shut up!
Ha ha ha shut up.
You shut up.
Turn it off.
We’ll see you there eh Jess.
See you, ow.
Bye, Jess.
It’s for you!