Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Show 350 Wednesday 18 April

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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.
Today is Wednesday the 18th of April and it’s the 350th Show of The Daily English Show. Cheers.
We had a party here on Saturday night to celebrate.
And it was a really good night. Lots of really nice people came. Some people who I’d met through The Daily English Show and other people who were friends of friends and had never heard of The Daily English Show.
I was planning on doing some filming at the party and making an interesting video for today ... but then I got talking to people and I couldn’t be bothered filming.

So then, I thought I’d search for some interesting historical events that happened on this day to talk about. But all I could find was stuff about war so I gave up on that idea and I looked in the births and death.

And I found that on the 18th of April, Albert Einstein died.
So today I’m talk about Einstein.

Albert Einstein was born in Germany in 1879.
He then lived in Italy, Switzerland and the United States of America.
He was a physicist.
Wikipedia says: he is widely considered to have been one of the greatest physicists of all time.
He is best known for the theory of relativity.
And I don’t anything about that theory, except that this equation has something to do with it: E = mc2
1921 he won the Nobel Prize in Physics.
And he gave the prize money to his ex-wife for some reason.
He was married twice. And the second time it was to his cousin.
And he died in Princeton Hospital in Princeton, New Jersey on the 18th of April 1955.


Kia ora, in Stick News today new agencies in Japan have reported an important announcement from a Japanese clothing chain. Uniqlo will start selling white pants made of a special fabric which prevents underwear from showing through.

Uniqlo is a Japanese clothing chain store. According to Uniqlo female consumers enjoy wearing white pants in spring and summer. But they’re worried that their underwear may show through.
So Uniqlo has joined forces with a textile maker and developed a special fabric to prevent underwear from showing through.
It’s not clear whether the move has any connection to Prime Minister Abe’s plan to make Japan a “beautiful country”.

And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 18th of April.
Kia Ora.

the snow report

I thought I’d show you some more photos that I took when I was sitting on the chairlift on Monday.

conversations with sarah
#217 How was the party?

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

Jim How was the party?

Sarah It was really good.

Jim How many people came?

Sarah About 20 I think.

Jim What time did you start?

Sarah At about 6.

Jim Did you go out afterwards?

Sarah Yeah, we did. We didn’t want to stay here too late because of the person living upstairs. So at about half past 10 we went out to Loaf.

Jim How was Loaf?

Sarah It was good. There were a lot of people there. A lot of English teachers actually.

Jim Really? What were they doing there?

Sarah It was a girl’s birthday. And she was on the JET program ... so a lot of her JET friends were there.



artist: Klotzsch & Sudermann
album: Holzlaub
track: Thuja Plicata
From: Cologne, Germany
You can download this album here.

Show 349 Tuesday 17 April

Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

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

Well, yesterday I was an extra in a movie.
And it was very boring. I just sat in a chairlift for about 4 hours.
And I didn’t see anything exciting at all, like movie stars or red carpets.
And I wasn’t actually in the shot anyway ... so I think my chances of getting an Oscar are pretty small.
But, I didn’t come away empty handed. True to their word, they gave the extras a present for our 4 hours work.
I got two presents even. One was this keitai strap, advertising beer.
And one was this, which, believe it or not is a necklace ... with a rubber thing on it, with the name of the movie.


Kia ora, in Stick News today a Prince in England has broken up with his girlfriend.

William Arthur Philip Louis is a 24-year-old prince from England.
He is second in the line of succession to the British throne.
This means if his grandmother and father both die, he could become King.
William has been seeing a girl called Kate for almost 5 years.
Some people thought they would get married.
But, they broke up.

And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 17th of April.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
#216 What’s the name of the movie?

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

Matt What’s the name of the movie?

Sarah Giniro no shizin.

Matt What does that mean?

Sarah Silver season.

Matt What’s the movie about?

Sarah I don’t know. Something about skiing I guess.

Matt Who was the director?

Sarah I can’t remember his name. But it was the guy who directed Umizaru. Have you seen that?

Matt No, have you?

Sarah Yeah.

Matt What was it like?

Sarah Terrible. In so many ways. Except for the parts where all the guys took off their shirts. Those parts were pretty good.


artist: Klotzsch & Sudermann
album: Holzlaub
track: Thuja Plicata
From: Cologne, Germany

You can download this album here.