Friday, February 16, 2007

Show 289 Friday 16 February

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

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is one of the most popular English nursery rhymes.

A nursery rhyme is a traditional song or poem taught to young children.

Some other famous English nursery rhymes are:

Mary Had a Little Lamb
Little Bo Peep

It's Raining, It's Pouring, The Old Man is Snoring
Jack and Jill
Itsy Bitsy Spider

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
It was originally an English poem called "The Star", by Jane Taylor and it was first published in 1806.
At some point it began being sung to the tune of a 1761 French song.
Ah ! vous dirai-je, Maman

There’s a video which I really like on YouTube of a boy called Rintaro singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
It’s one of the greatest renditions of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star that I’ve ever seen.
It’s a little bit out of sync, but it’s still really good!


Kia ora in Stick News today Universal Pictures is developing a film about Milli Vanilli.

In 1988, a German music producer wanted to make a band. He found some talented singers but he didn’t think they were good looking enough to be marketable.
So he found two cute dancers to pretend they were singing.
The band was called Milli Vanilli. Their first album was All or Nothing.
It was very successful. Especially these hits: All Or Nothing, Girl You Know It's True, Baby Don't Forget My Number, and Blame It On The Rain, Girl I’m Gonna Miss You.
They even got a Grammy award for Best New Artist in 1990.
But many people suspected they were lip-syncing and the 15th of November 1990, the producer confirmed it was true.
Milli Vanilli then had their Grammy award taken away.
Universal Pictures has announced it is going to make a movie about the Milli Vanilli story.

And that was Stick News for Friday the 16th of February.
Kia Ora.

the snow report

This is what the snow was like today at 9:51 in the morning.

conversations with sarah
#176 What’s your favourite nursery rhyme?

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

Tomomi What’s your favourite nursery rhyme?

Sarah I don’t know. Maybe It's Raining, It's Pouring, The Old Man is Snoring.

Tomomi What does snoring mean?

Sarah Snoring is breathing loudly when you’re sleeping. Like this ...

Tomomi Ahh. Do you snore?

Sarah I don’t think so. Maybe sometimes ... like, if I have a cold or something.

Tomomi Same. What does pouring mean?

Sarah Pouring means raining heavily.