Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Show 788 Wednesday 9 July

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

Today I’m going to talk about the difference between in and later – I often hear people get this mixed up.

I’ll give you a few examples.

See you later.
I’ll be back later.
She left the party and then she came back an hour later.

I’ll see you in two weeks.
I’ll be there in about two hours.
Can you call me back in about five minutes?

When I’m teaching, at the end of a lesson, I usually say, see you next week, if I’m going to see them the next week or if their next lesson is in two weeks time, then I’ll say, see you in two weeks.

But I noticed that a lot of students don’t know that they should use “in” – and so they say things like: see you two weeks later. Or see you after two weeks.

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The site I recommend today is called:

This is a very cool site. It’s great for teachers – if you want to pick up a video and create a quiz to test your students.

I think you could also use it for your own study too. You could choose a video that you find really interesting and create a quiz for it. And then get your teacher or a friend or someone to check your grammar, and then upload it to the site. And you’ll be improving your English through the process of making the quiz and you’ll also be helping others who can use your quiz.

I made a quiz recently for show 737 – that was the interview with Derek. So you can follow the link and go and check out that quiz.

Also, feel free to make quizzes for The Daily English Show videos too. And one cool feature they have on that site is that you can embed the quizzes in your blog or website.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, a woman in Russia killed her husband with a folding couch.

Reuters reported a woman in Russia was upset with her husband for being drunk and refusing to get up off the couch.
So they had an argument and she kicked a handle which activated a mechanism that folds the couch up against a wall.
The couch doubles as a bed and folds up automatically in order to save space.
The man fell between the mattress and the back of the couch and was killed instantly.

And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 9th of July.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
#486 Do you believe in global warming?

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

Kim Do you believe in global warming?

Sarah Well, if scientists say the temperatures are rising, then I guess it must be true.

Kim No, I mean do you think that it’s caused by human activity?

Sarah I’m not a scientist, so basically I have no idea. But it seems more likely to me that it’s not caused by humans.

Kim Why?

Sarah Because the earth’s climate is always changing naturally.

It’s changing a lot more recently though.

Sarah Mmm, I don’t know about that, but it’s so annoying these days how whenever there’s a storm or something people say, “Oh, it’s because of global warming!” But it’s like, there have always been storms.

Kim So we don’t need to care about the environment?

Sarah No, not at all. I mean, I still care about the environment, but just for other reasons, not really global warming.

Kim What reasons?

Sarah Stuff like pollution. I like having clean water, clean air, clean rivers, clean beaches ... like I think it’s OK if we dam a few rivers, but if we left the lights on all the time and wasted electricity then we’d have to dam all the rivers and we’d have no rivers left to enjoy.


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album: aprendiendo desde 2004
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album: Home Mix 2007
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artist: Briareus
album: Occidental
track: Beirut Love Songs
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album: triptracks
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artist: Improject
album: Beta Release
track: Improject Three
from: Barcelona, Spain
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by: Hiro.Y
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by: Shiji Kawamura
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EDIT: Thanks to Renat for pointing out a mistake in today's script!


Anonymous said...

Hello Sarah.
Thank you for your great job.
Could you explain these phrase:
Sarah: Mmm, I don’t about that , but it’s so annoying these days how whenever there’s a storm or something people say, “Oh, it’s because of global warming!” But it’s like, there have always been storms.
Maybe you've omitted a verb?

tdes said...

Thank you Renat :)

That was a mistake, it should be: "I don't know about that ... "

I've corrected it now. Thanks again!