Thursday, April 17, 2008

Show 705 Thursday 17 April

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

The 22nd of April is Earth Day. You might have heard of it – it started in 1970.

I was looking at some Earth Day videos on YouTube and I saw one which was a guy asking people what they were going to do on Earth Day.

So I thought I would make a video and say what I was going to do.

First I had to think of something to do. Because I wanted to do something that I don’t normally do ... because I normally try and live in a fairly environmentally friendly way anyway.

So, this is what I’m going to do ... instead of having a bath at home, I’m going to go to an onsen or a public bath, because that’ll save some energy. And I’m going to walk there of course. It’s not that far, it’ll only take about an hour. And I’m also going to go to bed early so I can save power by not using lights.

And that’s all I can think of so far. Sorry, it’s not that interesting. But if you have any better suggestions for something to do on Earth Day ... please tell me.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, Harry Potter star Emma Watson turned 18 yesterday. For her birthday she got 10.5 million pounds.

Emma Watson was born on the 15th of April 1990 in Paris.
Emma’s parents are English and when she was five she moved back to England.
In 1999 she was cast as Hermione in the film adaption of the book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
The film was released in 2001.
Emma has now starred in five Harry Potter movies and will also be in the last two.
She has made more than 10 million pounds acting in the films. Yesterday was her 18th birthday and she now has access to her fortune.

And that was Stick News for Thursday the 17th of April.
Kia Ora

Word of The Day

Today’s word is parvenu.
This is the first time someone has suggested a word too, thank you.

I’d never heard of this word before.
It means: a person from a low social or economic position who has suddenly become rich or powerful.
And it says: formal, disapproving.

So, do you remember that woman on Titanic who had recently become rich and the other rich snobby people kind of looked down on her? Maybe this is the kind of word that they would use about her.

conversations with sarah
#432 Do you recycle?

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

Matt What do you normally do for the earth?

Sarah Mmm, well if I buy something I normally take my own bag to the shop. And I try to avoid buying stuff which has a lot of packaging.

Matt Do you recycle?

Sarah Yeah. Well, you have to in Japan. There’s like a million different categories you have to sort everything into. It’s good.

Matt Does everyone do it?

Sarah Yeah, pretty much. I guess some people put it out without following the instructions properly, but I think most people do it.

Matt How often do they pick up the rubbish?

Sarah Almost every day.

Matt Really?

Yeah, it’s something different every day.

Matt What’s tomorrow?

Sarah Tomorrow is nama gomi, which is like food scraps. That’s twice a week, every Monday and Friday.

today's STICK NEWS pictures


show start
artist: BrunoXe
album: aprendiendo desde 2004
track: Mandrake
from: Jerez, Spain
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

WOD start
artist: DJ iPep's
album: Home Mix 2007
track: Game Toy
from: EVREUX, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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

qa start
artist: ioeo
album: Groovetracks
track: groovetracks ending
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: zoop
album: music on hold
track: spiral
from: Moscow, Russia
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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