Friday, April 13, 2007

Show 345 Friday 13 April

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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.
Today’s play is: Romeo and Juliet.
Romeo and Juliet are two young people from families that are enemies.

Juliet’s family want her to marry a guy called Paris. But Juilet doesn’t want to. And then
Romeo and Juliet fall in love.
But at first they don’t know who each other is ... and when they find out they are disappointed – because they know that it will be difficult to be together because their families are enemies.
After Juliet finds out, she says the famous line:
Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?

Wherefore art thou – those three words are all archaic.
Archaic means very old.

Wherefore means why.
Art means are.
Thou mean you.

So, wherefore art thou Romeo? means: why are you Romeo?

Romeo and Juliet get married in secret.
And they plan to tell their families sometime.
But then Romeo gets into a fight and ends up killing someone. And he gets exiled to another city.
Juliet’s really upset about this. And then her family say (says) to her that she has to marry Paris.
So she goes to her friend and asks him what she should do.

And her friend comes up with a plan. That is that she’ll take some sleeping medicine that will make it look like she is dead. And then he’ll send a message to Romeo, who will come and then she’ll wake up and then they can escape together.

But Romeo never gets the message. Instead he gets a message that she’s dead. And so he is really upset and decides to kill himself.

And Romeo goes to see Juliet and Paris is there mourning Juliet’s death.
And then Paris challenges Romeo to a sword fight and they fight and Romeo ends up killing Paris.
Then Romeo kills himself with (the) poison.
And then Juilet wakes up and finds them both dead.
And Juliet is so upset that Romeo is dead that she kills herself with a sword.


Kia ora, in Stick News today singer Marc Anthony has to pay about 2.5 million dollars in back taxes to the US government after he failed to file tax returns for five years.

Marc Anthony is a singer from New York. He is married to Jennifer Lopez.
A tax return is a report used to calculate tax.
In the United States the returns are usually given to the Internal Revenue Service once a year.
But Marc Anthony didn’t file returns from 2000 through 2004 on $15.5 million in income.
He didn’t get in trouble because the court says he thought the taxes were being paid.
The people responsible are two men who Anthony hired to sort out his taxes.
One of them was his brother.
Marc Anthony has agreed to pay back the money.
The other men are waiting to be sentenced.

And that was Stick News for Friday 13 of April.
Kia Ora.

the snow report

Today it rained all day. And it was really windy.

conversations with sarah
#214 Have you heard of Jennifer Lopez?

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

Taka Have you heard of Jennifer Lopez?

Sarah Yeah, I’ve read about her in entertainment news… but I’ve never heard her music.

Taka Is she a singer?

Sarah Yeah a singer and an actress.

Taka Have you seen her in a movie?

Sarah No, I don’t think so.

Taka Me neither.

Sarah No, hang on a minute, yes I have. I watched a bit of “Shall we Dance” on a plane.

Taka How was it?

Sarah I’d already seen the Japanese one and I didn’t like it. And I didn’t like the American one either so I stopped watching it.


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