Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Show 321 Tuesday 20 March

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

I found out about Shutdown Day after watching a video featured on YouTube.
Shutdown Day is this Saturday, the 24th of March.
And the idea is to not use a computer all day.

This is from their website:

shutdownday.org is not against the use of computers, but it would be nice to take time off for one day, to reflect and remember the other things in life that maybe we sometimes forget because we have become accustomed to a life dominated by our computer.

So I thought I’d take part – because I use a computer a lot and I think it would be good to have a day off.
So on Saturday I’m not going to use my computer all day. And I’m going to upload Saturday’s video early – on Friday night. I’ve already made it actually ... it’s called 100 things to do when you’re not using your computer. And I think it’s a good video for studying verbs.


Kia ora, this is Stick News. On Sunday three men stole a 100 kg block of gold from a museum in Gifu.

The 100kg block of gold was on display on the second floor of an art museum in Gifu. Visitors to the museum were able to freely touch it.
On Sunday two female staff were working at the museum. They were at the reception desk on the first floor.
One of the women briefly left the desk to go outside.
When she came back inside there was a man asking her co-worker many questions.
She heard a strange noise upstairs and went upstairs to investigate.
Upstairs, she saw two men in the process of stealing the gold.
They pushed her over and left with the gold.
The man on the first floor threatened the other woman with a metal object and told her to lie down. He then left with the other men.
All three men were wearing cold masks, black hats and sunglasses.

And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 20th of March.
Kia Ora.

the snow report

Jonny and Maki-chan went to a restaurant in Hirafu the other day that’s shaped like a Mongolian tent. I haven’t been there yet but I want to go and check it out.

conversations with sarah
#197 How heavy was it?

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

Sam Why did they have gold sitting there anyway?

Sarah So that people could look at it and touch it I guess.

Sam Yeah, but didn’t they think about the fact that someone might steal it?

Sarah Yeah, maybe they thought it was too heavy.

Sam How heavy was it?

Sarah 100 kilos. That’s pretty heavy.

Sam Yeah, but with two people ...

Sarah Are you thinking of trying it yourself.

Sam Mmm. I wouldn’t mind some gold.