Thursday, July 19, 2007

Show 442 Thursday 19 July

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

One very good way to improve your English is to make mistakes and then learn from them.

So I have an idea. If you would like me to correct your English – please send me an email. And in the subject line write: Error Correction Email.
And send it to thedailyenglishshow at gmail dot com
Then write an email about anything – or you can send me a piece of writing that you’ve used somewhere else and you want checked ... and then I’ll read it and pick up one or two mistakes and talk about them on the show.

Sorry – I’m not going to correct or rewrite the whole thing for you – so don’t like send me your entire essay for school and ask me to correct it, I won’t do that – I’ll just be picking out one or two mistakes.
I think this will be really useful for – obviously for the person who wrote the email – but also for everybody else ... because many other people probably make the same mistake as you and they can learn from your mistake.

So please start sending me your emails. And they can be about whatever you like – just write and tell me about what you did today or what you had for lunch or anything.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today emergency services in New Zealand rushed to a beach to help a distressed surfer only to find the surfer was a seal.

Today in New Zealand a person saw a seal swimming with a group of surfers and then move away.
The NZ Herald reported the person thought the seal was a surfer who had drifted away from the group and got into difficulties.
The person then called emergency services.
Two rescue helicopters and a rescue boat all headed to Muriwai Beach on the West Coast of Auckland only to find the surfer was actually a seal.

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

conversations with sarah
#270 What did they take?

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

Tim One of my friends had their house broken into last week.

Sarah Really? What did they take?

Tim Money and some jewellery.

Sarah How did they get in?

Tim Through a window. They smashed a window.

Sarah Oh really.

Tim Have you ever been burgled?

Sarah Not burgled, no. I’ve had things stolen though. My car got broken into once.

Tim Did they take anything?

Sarah Yeah a lot of stuff –surfboards, money, camera, shoes ...

Tim Was the car locked?

Sarah Yeah, yeah. They broke the lock with a screwdriver or something.

Tim Was that in Japan?

Sarah No, in New Zealand.


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