Thursday, February 28, 2008

Show 656 Thursday 28 February

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

The video I recommend today is an old New Zealand TV ad for Instant Kiwi.
Instant Kiwi is a kind of scratchcard or whatever you call it – maybe one of these words: scratch off, scratch ticket, scratcher, scratchie, scratch-it, scratch game, scratch-and-win or instant game.

The ad is pretty clever and pretty funny I think.

It uses the line: Do you know who I am?

That is a classic line that arrogant famous people – or just arrogant people - use when they want to be treated a certain way because they think they’re special.

I’ve actually had someone say that to me once – in New Zealand ... and I was so shocked that someone would actually say that. But anyway that’s another story.

This video is in an exam room and a students says to a teacher, presumably, or the guy in charge of the exam: Do you know who I am?

Because the teacher has just said the student can’t hand his paper in because it’s too late.

And so the teacher thinks the student is saying that, meaning: You can’t do this to me because I am someone special. But actually, there is a twist. And you’re going to have to watch it to see what I mean.


Kia Ora this is Stick News. Yesterday there was a 5.2 magnitude earthquake in the UK. It was the biggest earthquake to hit the UK in nearly 25 years.

The centre of the earthquake was in Lincolnshire but the BBC reported people and houses all over the UK were shaken up.
A person called Bev said “The noise was really, really terrifying... it was so deep and rumbling.”
Tom said: "I thought I was probably going to get killed."
Jemma said: “It was really bad.”
Natasha said: “It was unreal”
And David said: “It was quite severe.”

And that was Stick News for Thursday 28th of February.
Kia Ora

on Centre Four

with Cameron

Are you working in Niseko?
Yes, I work in Niseko.

What do you do?
I’m a driver for NGS.

Do you like your job?
Ah, yeah, it’s good. It’s easy and I can snowboard.

How many times have you come to Niseko?
Ah, three times. Two summers and two winters. So, four times.

How do you like summer in Niseko?
Summer is great. It’s very beautiful. Very beautiful, nature, and hot summer days and a cool river – so, it’s good fun.

What do you do in summer?
I’m a rafting guide. White water rafting guide.

Are you a skier or a snowboarder?

Where are you from?
Australia, like everybody else.

Whereabouts in Australia?
Ah, from Tyas (sp?), which is east of Melbourne.

conversations with sarah
#401 Do you know who I am?

Step 1: Repeat the student’s lines.
Step 2: Read the student’s lines and talk to the teacher.

Teacher Oh, I’m sorry, you’re too late. I gave you plenty of warnings about time.
You’ve failed. Sorry.

Excuse me, do you know who I am?

Teacher I have absolutely no idea.

Student Good.

today's STICK NEWS pictures

The student in the ad is this actor.
About the ad.


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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