Friday, July 25, 2008

Show 804 Friday 25 July

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

Today I recommend a song called AEIOU.

It’s by … I think she’s called Moana Maniapoto these days … she used to be Moana Maniapoto-Jackson.

This is her second album, called Rua and when this came out her band was Moana and the Moahunters. But I just checked her site and now I think it’s called Moana and the tribe.

Anyway, this is the only album of hers that I have. I bought it with me when I left New Zealand and I really love it.

And I thought this song was a good song to study because it’s about the importance language learning – which is what The Daily English Show is all about.

In the song, she sings: akona te reo – which means learn the language. And the song’s about being proud of your culture and your language.

Too many tears, for too many years
We've been crying alone
Now's the time to make up your mind
Listen to your own
If you learn about yourself and your history
Know where you come from, you know where you want to go
It's a global thing, happening for a while
Because we choose to learn about ourselves


I found the above lyrics here and assumed they were from the song.
I have sinced listened to the song again and realized that not all of the lyrics are in the song.
The song AEIOU on Rua is a remix, so these lyrics may be from the original version (on the album Tahi) or from another song, or just part of that article ... I don't know.

I normally check more carefully than this, but edited this show in a hurry and without the internet...

These are the lyrics from Moana's site.


Its time to
Aaakona te reo
Aaakona te reo
AEIOU (x2)

Learn about yourself, your history
Know where you come from
Where you want to be


Help you along the way
Till you have the strength alone to say


It’s a global thing (4x)
been happening for a while
Because we choose to learn about ourselves


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, a high school teacher in the United States won a competition by riding on a roller coaster for 20 hours straight.

Ten people boarded a roller coaster at 6:30 on Monday morning to compete for a top prize of a family cruise, $1,000 spending money and a lifetime pass to the theme park.
Apart from bathroom and meal breaks, contestants stayed on the ride at all times - even to sleep.
Finally at 2.35 on Tuesday morning – 20 hours after the start of the competition, a 40-year-old high school teacher was declared the winner.

And that was Stick News for Friday the 25th of July.
Kia Ora.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is aroha. Aroha means love.
When you’re writing an email to a friend or member of your whānau you can end with: Aroha nui
As I said on Wednesday, nui means big, so aroha nui literally means: love big.
It’s like writing much love or lots of love in English.

conversations with sarah
#497 Did you actually meet her?

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

Sarah I met Moana Manipoto once.

Brad Really? When?

Sarah Ages ago, it was when I was like … I don’t know about 12.

Brad Did you see her in concert?

Sarah I think it was a free concert outside a shopping center in Manukau, which is in Auckland.

Brad Did you actually meet her?

Sarah Yeah, I remember it so clearly. I wanted her autograph, so I went up to her and I said: “Can I have your autograph?” And she said: “Can I have ten bucks?” She was kidding, of course, but I didn't know what to say, cause I was so shy … so I was just like: “ahhh” and she was like: “oh, I’m kidding” and she gave me her autograph. She was really nice.


Anonymous said...

Hello Sarah!
Thank you for your show,
I like it.
Maybe I've spotted a misprint?
She was kidding, of course, but I did know what to say, cause I was so shy … so I was just like: “ahhh”.
You didn't know what to say,that's why you said 'ahhh'. Am I right?
p.s. you can correct my post if you want.

tdes said...

Hi Renat,
Yes, you're right, that was a mistake - thank you! I've fixed it now.
There were no mistakes in your post too :)
Thanks for you your help.