Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Show 683 Wednesday 26 March

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

Today’s mistake is: I play snowboarding.

You can’t say: I play snowboarding. Instead you can say: I go snowboarding or I snowboard.

Why is this a mistake? Why is it OK to say: I play tennis, but not OK to say: I play snowboarding?

Well, different sports take different verbs, such as: play, do or go.

Here are some examples:

play hockey
play baseball

do aerobics
do karate

go surfing
go skateboarding

I’m going to link to a few quizzes that you can go to practice this if you think you need it.

By the way, remember to go and check out the scripts for the show ... there are always links there to more information as well as links to the news and all the music.
This is the site for the English scripts and this is the site for the Japanese scripts.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, Hillary Clinton has said her recent story about dodging bullets in Bosnia was a misstatement.

Hillary Clinton wants to be the next president of the United States of America.
Last week she gave a speech and talked about her experience visiting Bosnia in 1996.
She said: "I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base."
It turns out the story is not true.
Clinton has now acknowledged this. She says she misspoke and it was a minor blip.
“If I said something that, you know, I say a lot of things - millions of words a day - so if I misspoke it was just a misstatement."

And that was Stick News for Wednesday 26th of March.
Kia Ora

from King #4

This is footage from last month. Check out all these people. This is at the top of all the lifts in Hirafu and all these people are climbing up to the peak.

conversations with sarah
#420 What kind of show was it?

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

Sarah Did you see the show with Britney Spears in it?

Tony No, what show?

Sarah She guest starred in a TV show called How I Met Your Mother.

Tony Oh, so she’s an actor now?

Sarah Mmm, I don’t know, maybe it was just a one off thing.

Tony What kind of show was it?

Sarah Just like a typical American sitcom.

Tony Like Friends or something?

Sarah Yeah, like that.

Tony How was her acting?

Sarah I thought she was pretty good – for that kind of acting. She was just playing, like, a ditzy girl ... so it’s probably not that hard.



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

the snow report bgm
artist: DJ iPep's
album: Home Mix 2007
track: Scratch intro
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
tracks: groovetracks ending
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: Antony Raijekov
album: Jazz U
track: Deep blue 2005
from: Sofia, Bulgaria
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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