Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Show 279 Tuesday 6 February

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

Today’s words are borrow and lend.

This is a response to a video called:

That’s a useful video to watch to learn the difference between borrow and lend.
KungZoo is an English teacher from England living in Korea.

In addition to her examples, I thought I’d give you a few examples too:

This book looks interesting.
Yeah, it is. I’ll lend it to you if you like.
Oh, OK. Thanks.

Did you take the bus?
No, I borrowed my sister’s car.

Oh no, I forgot my pencil.
Here you go, use this.
Oh, thank you.

Rover lent Asimo a pencil.
Asimo borrowed a pencil from/off Rover.


Kia ora in Stick News today a Japanese whaler is being treated at a hospital in New Zealand.

Commercial whaling has been banned since 1986. But three countries continue to kill whales: Norway, Iceland and Japan.
A sick Japanese whaler is now being treated in a New Zealand hospital.
The man was on a ship hunting whales near New Zealand. The doctor on the ship said the man was so sick he needed to go to hospital.
Under the international law of the sea New Zealand has to help ships in a specified area of sea around the country.
Because of the strong opposition to whaling in New Zealand, the Japanese whaling boat was not allowed to enter New Zealand waters.
The sick man was flown ashore by helicopter.
There are now concerns for his safety. He is being kept under tight security at Wellington hospital.

The Conservation Minister said that although New Zealand helped in this case, the country’s opposition to whaling was unchanged. He said New Zealand would continue to bring diplomatic pressure to bear on Japan encouraging it to drop its whaling programme.
And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 6th of February.
Kia Ora.

the snow report

Today were going to the Sapporo Snow Festival. I’m a bit worried about the temperature. I hope the sculptures don’t melt.

conversations with sarah
#170 Do you want to borrow it?

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

Manami Can you recommend any movies for studying English?

Sarah I think movies that have a simple story and that are easy to understand like ... have you seen Back to the Future?

Manami No, I haven’t.

Sarah It’s pretty good. Actually I think I have the script ... just a minute.
Yeah, here it is.

Manami Oh, this is a good book. Where did you buy it?

Sarah I can’t remember. Probably Kinokunya in Shinjuku. Do you want to borrow it?

Manami Buy it?

Sarah No borrow it. I’ll lend it to you if you like.

Manami OK, thanks. I’ll bring it back next week.