Thursday, October 18, 2007

Show 533 Thursday 18 October

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

Today I have a question for you. I want you to look at this footage and tell me if you can see anything strange.

Did you notice anything? Yes, there are no number plates on the car!
Well there are, but only on the back, not on the front.

I noticed this a couple of weeks ago and at first I was just looking at one car and I was thinking, “Hmm that’s strange, that car doesn’t have a number plate”. And then I looked around and I was like, “Ooh, they are all like that”. I was so surprised because I just assumed that everywhere in the world cars had two number plates.

But no.

And I just checked in Wikipedia and there are a whole list of places in Canada and the US where cars only have one number plate.


Kia Ora this is Stick News. Today a famous Japanese boxer visited the home of his opponent to apologise for his bad behaviour in the ring.

The three Kameda brothers are a famous boxing trio in Japan.
They are from Osaka and their father trained them since they were young.
The middle brother is Daiki.
Last week Kameda Daiki fought the WBC flyweight champion Naito Daisuke
Naito won.
During the fight Kameda broke many rules and he’s now been suspended for a year.
Before the fight he said he would commit seppuku if he lost but he changed his mind.
Instead he went to Naito’s place to apologise.
After the visit, Naito said in a written statement: "I was surprised that they came to my home without notice but I now understand their best intentions after receiving the apology."

And that was Stick News for Thursday the 18th of October.
Kia Ora.

What have you been doing during the strike?

Well I play volleyball, so we’ve had volleyball all day. And then we have study hall, work out. So we have a full day. And then just don’t do anything at night really.

I’ve been keeping up with some of my school work. Actually last night I went out to the bar. But, um, I’ve been, ah, doing, just trying to keep up and trying to get stuff done ahead of time. So I don’t have as much to do when we have to do all our mid-terms in one week.

I’ve been busy moving into residence, because I think the residence is a better choice for me.

Well I haven’t been doing a lot. Just sitting in my room, playing xbox, watching TV, going on the internet. Did a little bit of school work.

conversations with sarah
#331 What does “the Maritimes” mean?

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

Dana What does “the Maritimes” mean?

Sarah Oh, I just looked that up the other day actually, the Maritimes are Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

Dana Why are they called the Maritimes.

Sarah I don’t know.

Dana And what is Atlantic Canada?

Sarah That is the Maritimes plus Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dana So five provinces?

Sarah No four. Newfoundland and Labrador is one province.

Dana Really? Wow. Long name for a province.

Sarah Yeah.


today's news

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Kameda brothers (Wikipedia)

Kameda Daiki (Wikipedia)

Seppuku (Wikipedia)

Only one number plate in Canada and US:

The following quote is from this page on Wikipedia (look under "Mounting").

"In the Canadian provinces and territories of Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon, and in the U.S. states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts (most plates issued prior to 1988 - see note below), Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia, however, license plates are currently only required on the rear of the vehicle. Some vanity and specialty plates in Arizona and Kansas are issued in pairs, but only the rear plate is required to be displayed; the optional front plate is something of a bonus for paying an extra fee for the plate."

The Maritimes (Wikipedia)

Atlantic Canada (Wikipedia)


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artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: La note en cage
from: Annecy, France
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artist at Jamendo
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artist: XL Ant
album: XL Ant
track: Levitation (Club Mix)
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artist: San Sebastian
track: Happy Sad
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artist: Manu Cornet
album: Distance & Temps
track: Silk Road
from: Paris, France
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artist at Jamendo
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artist: Carlos Rives
album: Improvisaciones
track: Pequeñas piezas para María 2
from: Andratx, Spain
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
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