Thursday, October 25, 2007

Show 540 Thursday 25 October

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

One great thing about being at a university is that there are often public lectures that you can go to. And we’ve been along to a couple after I’ve noticed posters around the university advertising them.

This one was a French professor from Russia talking about “Teaching languages and particularly Romance languages, in Russia today.”

She’s from a place called Saratov and she told us a bit about her university and we could ask her questions. It was really interesting and she was so nice – it really made me want to go to Russia. So if anyone from Saratov or somewhere else Russia is watching – Hi! Thanks for watching and I hope I can come to Russia one day.

Another thing we went to was a kind of book launch for a book called The Stone Canoe. It was a couple of really old stories that had been found and they were really excited about that ... and the story way interesting. But what I really enjoyed was the artwork. And the artist was there talking about his work too.
I love art – but I’m quite picky, so it’s hard to find stuff I really like. But I love this stuff. And this is his site, you should go and check it out.

And if you’re studying at a university, don’t forget to check out the posters that are up around the place because it’s a good way to find out about interesting stuff that’s going on.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today Microsoft paid $240 million dollars for a 1.6 percent stake in Facebook.

Facebook is a popular social networking site with over with over 42 million active members.
Both Microsoft and Google were keen to buy a bit of Facebook.
The two companies have been involved in bidding wars before.
Previously, Google won the fights over AOL, YouTube and DoubleClick.
This time Microsoft was the winner. They paid $240 million for a 1.6 percent stake in Facebook.
A Microsoft spokesperson said “Facebook could attract as many as 300 million users worldwide within the next few years, giving Microsoft ample opportunity to recoup its investment by putting ads in front of a potentially huge audience.”

And that was Stick News for Thursday 25th of October.
Kia Ora.


Who would you like to win the next US presidential elections?

I don’t even know who’s in the next US presidential election.


Stephen Cobert.

For the next US presidential election, I would like Hilary Clinton to win.

I don’t even know who the candidates are, sorry.

conversations with

#335 Who do you want to win?

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

Sarah Who do you want to win?

Jim I don’t really care.

Sarah Fair enough.

Jim Why should we care, really? It doesn’t make any difference what we think.

Sarah Yeah, I know, but still ... the United States does some stuff which has a pretty big impact on other countries ... so I think we’re allowed to have an opinion at least.

Jim So who do you want to win?

Sarah Obama, I think.

Jim Why? Because he’s cute?

Sarah No, but he is pretty hot. I saw some video clips of him speaking on TV and he sounds really intelligent and honest.

Jim Don’t you care about his policies?

Sarah Not really.

Jim Not really?! Why not?

Sarah Because I usually just vote for someone who sounds intelligent and then trust them to make good decisions.

Jim So you don’t care about their policies at all?

Sarah Um. Well, yeah, OK, I do a bit, to a certain degree...


been along to = gone to
to go along to = to go to

Go along to sounds more casual than go to.

picky adj. (informal) (of a person) liking only particular things and difficult to please


today's news

today's STICK NEWS pictures


show start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: La note en cage
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

asking acadia start
artist: XL Ant
album: XL Ant
track: Levitation (Club Mix)
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws start
artist: San Sebastian
track: Happy Sad
artist site

qa start
artist: Manu Cornet
album: Distance & Temps
track: Silk Road
from: Paris, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: Carlos Rives
album: Improvisaciones
track: Pequeñas piezas para María 2

from: Andratx, Spain
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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