Friday, February 22, 2008

Show 649 Thursday 21 February

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

Today I recommend a video called Google Maps by this comedy group.

I think this video is a really interesting idea and it’s a good one to study because it’s a dialogue between two people.

One word you can learn is creepy.
One of the guys says: And there’s the creepy dude’s van.

creepy adj. (informal) causing an unpleasant feeling of fear or unease

And dude in this sentence, means man.

And there’s the creepy man’s van.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, Edison Chen has publicly announced that he will step away from the Hong Kong entertainment industry indefinitely.

Edison Chen was born in Vancouver, Canada 27 years ago. Wikipedia lists his occupation as: record producer, singer, actor, fashion designer and CEO.
Chen was discovered in 1999 while clubbing in Hong Kong and by 2001 he was already winning the hearts of many screaming teenage girls.
In November 2006, Chen allegedly purchased a pink computer in Hong Kong.
Some time later he sent the computer in for repairs and according to police an estimated 1,300 intimate photographs of Chen and numerous female celebrities may have been accessed and copied by one or more of the shop's employees without consent.
On the 27th of January 2008, one of the photos appeared on the internet. Over the following weeks hundreds more photos were posted.
At first some people said the photos may have been fake.
On the 21st of February, Chen made a public apology.
He admitted taking most of the photographs.
And said they had been stolen and published illegally without his consent.
He announced that he would "step away indefinitely" from the Hong Kong entertainment industry.

And that was Stick News for Thursday 21st February.
Kia Ora

on Hanazono #3

Where are you from?
I’m from Adelaide in Australia. South Australia.

How long are you in Niseko?
Ah, we’ve been here for five days and we’re here for another three days. So ... ah, eight days in total. Last year we came for two weeks. So, yeah, but this year only eight days.

How many times have you come to Niseko?
Um, we’ve come here for the last four years and I’ve come six times.

How did you find out about Niseko?
Ah, Dave, my friend, ah, talked to a lot of people and did some research on the internet. And a lot of people said that Niseko was really amazing. So, ah, we came here for the first time and fell in love. We were meant to go and try other places, but we haven’t gotten around to it yet.

What do you think of the conditions today?
I’m loving today! Today is amazing. Um, it’s windy and it’s cold and it’s snowing - but those are all good things. In Aust ... like, ah, in Adelaide, is in the driest part of the driest state of the driest country, so it’s very, very dry, um, and here it’s cold, but, lot’s of layers … it’s really good, and, just the snow is amazing.

conversations with sarah
#396 I don’t, but I can Google Map it.

Step 1: Repeat the guy with the blonde hair’s lines.
Step 2: Read the guy with the blonde hair’s lines and talk to the guy with the brown hair.

Brown hair Hey bro, do you where I can get a picture framed?

Blonde Ah, I don’t, but I can Google Map it.

Brown What do you mean?

Blonde Just type in “picture frames near 90027” and boom.

Brown Nice.

Blonde Double click. And you’re at street view.

Brown Wow.

Blonde Yeah.

Brown Can you see our street?

Blonde Yeah. And ... boom.

Brown There’s Hillhurst right there.

Blonde Uh-huh.

Brown And the drawing room.

Blonde And there’s the creepy dude’s van.

Brown Yeah, there’s our apartment.

Blonde And our two cars.

Brown Let’s go into the courtyard.

Blonde You can’t, it’s a picture from a moving car.


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

the snow report start
artist: Olga Scotland
album: Scotland Yard
track: Absolute
from: Moscow, Russia
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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

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

qa bgm
artist: NarNaoud
album: Green Vision
track: Dubbing Rules
from: Gironde, France
artist at Jamendo
album at Jamendo
artist site

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