Thursday, April 19, 2007

Show 351 Thursday 19 April

Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

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

Today I’d like to recommend a video which I think is really good for studying. Especially for beginners. Because it’s quite short and simple and there’s a lot of easy grammar structures.

The video is of a guy introducing his four hats.

They are his:
Army man hat
Kangol hat
Cavalry hat
Beach bum hat

I didn’t know what kangol meant – but I looked it up and in Wikipedia and it says:
Kangol is an English clothing company, especially famous for its headwear.

In the video he explains what cavalry means too – which is useful.
In this dictionary it says: cavalry n. soldiers who fought on horseback

Finally, what is a beach bum?

Bum is an informal word. One meaning is: bottom or buttocks.
Another meaning is: a lazy or worthless person.
And another meaning is: a devotee of a particular activity.
For example – a ski bum.
So a beach bum is a person who loves the beach or is devoted to the beach.

But the word bum isn’t usually used for all activities.
Other activities have different words to mean enthusiast such as geek, buff, freak, nut, fiend, addict, maniac.
For example, a computer enthusiast is usually called a computer geek – but not a computer bum.


Kia ora in Stick News today Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart are engaged.

Harrison Ford is a 64-year-old American actor.
He has starred in many movies including the Indiana Jones series.
In 1964 he got married to a woman called Mary and they had two sons.
In 1983 he married a woman called Melissa. They had a son and a daughter together. In 2004 they got divorced.
Calista Flockhart is 42. She is famous for her role as the lead character on a TV show called Ally McBeal. In 2001 she adopted a baby boy.
Harrison and Calista met at the 2002 Golden Globe Awards.
They met when Calista accidentally spilt red wine on Harrison.
They’ve been seeing each other since.
And at the start of April, Harrison proposed.

And that was Stick News for Thursday the 19th of April.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
#218 Did you have a busy day?

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

Jenna Did you have a busy day?

Sarah Yeah, I was kinda busy today. I had two lessons in the morning, and then I went up the mountain in this afternoon.

Jenna What were you doing up there?

Sarah We visited some businesses to see if anyone needed some translating or video production done.

Jenna How did it go?

Sarah Mmm it was OK. It was kind of scary. There were a lot of people were wearing suits.

Jenna Why are you scared of people in suits?

Sarah I don’t know. Actually come to think of it I don’t think anyone was wearing a suit. But anyway, they made me nervous.

Jenna Did anyone have any work for you?

Sarah Yeah, one guy seemed kind of interested in video production and another guy said they might need some translating done. And that was about it.

by SteveAgee

Hi. This is my second video blog. It’s all about hats. I’m going to show you some different hats I have.
This first one’s an army man hat
I can play I’m in the army and salute.
I can march.
Or I can just shout orders at people.
I like this hat.
If I crank it to the side, I could be a hip-hop man. Like 50 cent.
Word to your mother.
This second hat is a Kangol hat.
I can pretend I’m a newspaper boy selling papers on the corner.
Or I could flip it around and pretend I’m Samuel L Jackson.
This third hat is a cavalry hat.
For those of you that don’t know, cavalry is like old time army. They rode on horses and some of them carried swords.
This last hat is my beach bum hat.
Some people confuse it with a Chinaman hat but it’s not as pointy on top.
It’s just for beaches. So that I don’t get sunburn on my nose and get cancer.
That’s all my hats, I hope you have fun on my blog.


artist: Jampy
album: Rain
track: Rain

from: Napoli, Italy
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site