Thursday, November 22, 2007

Show 558 Thursday 22 November

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

Today I’d like to recommend a video by skippyXG called Telephone Conversation.
In this video he’s lip-synching to a scene from a movie called Dr Strangelove. And it’s really, really well done too. It looks like he’s really saying it.

Dr Strangelove’s a great movie too, by the way, I recommend it if you haven’t already seen it.

And I really recommend doing something like in this video. He’s just doing it for fun, not for English study. But this kind of thing is perfect for English study.

Just pick a scene from a movie you like and practice it by yourself or with friends. And make a video if you like. The language that you practice may be useful one day – but, even more importantly, it’s fun. And I think that studying by doing something that you enjoy is a very, very good idea.

Dr Strangelove quote:

President Merkin Muffley: [to Kissoff] Hello?... Uh... Hello D- uh hello Dmitri? Listen uh uh I can't hear too well. Do you suppose you could turn the music down just a little?... Oh-ho, that's much better... yeah... huh... yes... Fine, I can hear you now, Dmitri... Clear and plain and coming through fine... I'm coming through fine, too, eh?... Good, then... well, then, as you say, we're both coming through fine... Good... Well, it's good that you're fine and... and I'm fine... I agree with you, it's great to be fine... a-ha-ha-ha-ha...


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, Japan has qualified to play in men's soccer tournament in the 2008 Olympics.

Yesterday Japan played Saudi Arabia in their final Olympics qualifying match.
They only needed a draw to guarantee a place at the Olympics. The score was nil all.
South Korea and Australia also qualified from Asia. And China is guaranteed a place as the host nation.
Four teams from Europe will play at the Olympics. As well as two teams from South America. Two teams from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean, three teams from Africa and one team from Oceania.

And that was Stick News for Thursday the 22nd of November.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
#339 Have you seen Dr Strangelove?

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

Sarah Have you seen Dr Strangelove?

Helen No. It sounds familiar though. Who’s in it?

Sarah Um, I can’t remember ...

Helen What’s it about?

Sarah Peter Sellers! That’s it ...

Helen It’s about Peter Sellers?

Sarah No, he’s the guy who’s in it.

Helen I’ve never heard of him.

Sarah Oh, really?

Helen What’s he been in?

Sarah Lot’s of movies ... old movies. He’s dead now.

Helen When did Dr Strangelove come out?

Sarah Ages ago. I don’t know ... 40 years ago? 50?


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures

Men's soccer qualifying games (Wikipedia)


show start
artist: Anawin
album: A glimpse inside the bubble
track: Little jazzy
from: Arles, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo

other music
album: The jazz farm
track: blu
from: Roma, Italy
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site
YouTube channel

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