Friday, April 20, 2007

Show 352 Friday 20 April

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Daily English 党の沙羅をどうぞよろしくお願いいたします。
I am from the Daily English Party. My name is Sarah.

Please vote for me.

Daily English 党の沙羅、
I am Sarah from the Daily English Party.

My name is Sarah.

This is the last time before the election that I will be driving around the streets
torturing you with my incessant screaming so today I will shout even louder.

Sorry about that. This election screaming is slowly driving me insane.
All this week it’s been terrible – they drive around and around the town shouting.
And they don’t even say anything interesting – they just shout their name over and over.

I wouldn’t mind so much if they were singing like the people who sell Kumara.

Kumara, kumara, kumara.

But shouting is just nasty.

It’s bad enough for me it must be even worse for people with headaches or migraines or shift workers that are trying to sleep during the day.

I swear if I ever become Japanese – not that I am planning to – but if I ever do, I will vote for the only people who didn’t drive around shouting. If there is any.

And that was today’s rant.
Now it’s time for the news.


Kia ora in Stick News today a yacht has been found floating off the coast of Australia with dinner on the table and computers running but no crew.

On Sunday three men left from Queensland, Australia in a 12-metre boat.
On Wednesday the boat was spotted by a coastwatch aircraft.
When emergency crew boarded they yacht they were puzzled because everything seemed normal.
An emergency management spokesperson said that when the crew got on board they found the engine running, computers running and food and utensils set on the table ready to eat, but no sign of the crew.
A massive search is now underway for the three men, aged 56, 63 and 69.

And that was Stick News for Friday the 20th of April.
Kia Ora.

the snow report

It rained all day today. There’s still a little bit of black snow outside our place, but that’s about it.

conversations with sarah
#219 How was your day?

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

Jake How was your day?

Sarah It was alright.

Jake What did you do?

Sarah I spent a couple of hours translating this afternoon.

Jake What are you translating?

Sarah I was working on a part of master’s thesis but I just finished that and now I’m working on just an essay for the same person.

Jake Do you enjoy translating?

Sarah Yeah, I do. It’s challenging ... but it’s a good way to improve my Japanese and also to learn something new at the same time – because I have to do a bit of research about the topic before I can translate it.


Today's news.


artist: Jampy
album: Rain
track: Rain
from: Napoli, Italy
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