Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Show 703 Tuesday 15 April

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

True Romance is one of my favourite movies. It came out in 1993 and it was directed by Tony Scott, and written by Quentin Tarantino.

I think it’s funny and romantic and exciting. And it has a lot of actors in it that I like. The main actors are Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette.

There are so many awesome scenes in it, like the one where they’re in the car and the bag breaks and there’s powder all over him ... but I chose one that I thought could be very useful for English study.

The two main characters are sitting in a restaurant after seeing a movie and they’ve just met and they’re getting to know each other and the guy says: Tell me about yourself.
Then she says: What do you want to know?
And he says: Well, for starters, what do you do? Where are you from? What's your favorite colour? Who's your favorite movie star? What kind of music do you like? What are your turn-ons? Your turn-offs? I guess the big question is, do you have a fella?
And then she says: OK, again ask me again, one by one.


Kia Ora, this is Stick News. Microsoft is planning to stop selling Windows XP in June. But some XP users are not happy and more than 100,000 people have signed an online petition to save XP.

Windows XP is a line of operating systems that was released in 2001.
The name XP stands for eXPerience.
A newer version of Windows called Windows Vista was released in 2006.
Now Microsoft wants to stop selling Windows XP and the XP fans aren’t happy.
One fan has started a petition but the company has declined to meet with him.
The Associated Press reported that Microsoft said they were aware of the petition, and "will continue to be guided by feedback we hear from partners and customers about what makes sense based on their needs."

And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 15th of April.
Kia Ora

Word Of The Day

Today’s word is fella. Fella is spelt like this: fella or like this: feller and it means man or boyfriend.

conversations with sarah
#430 What do you do?

Watch this conversation here from :18

Step 1: Repeat Clarence’s lines.
Step 2: Read Clarence’s lines and talk to Alabama.

Clarence What do you do?

Alabama I don't remember.

Clarence Where are you from?

Alabama I don’t know.

Clarence What's your favorite colour?

Alabama I don’t know. Black?

Clarence Who’s your favorite movie star?

Alabama Burt Reynolds.

Clarence You want a bite of my pie?

Alabama Yes, I would. A little one.

Clarence It’s good. You like it?

Alabama Mmm.

Clarence What kind of music do you like?

Alabama Phil Spector. Girl group stuff, like, He's a Rebel.

Clarence What are your turn-ons?

Alabama Mickey Rourke, somebody who can appreciate the finer things in life, like sugar, Elvis's voice, kung fu, pie.

Clarence Turn-offs?

Alabama Turn-offs? Persians.

Clarence Do you, ah, have a fella?

Alabama Ask me that one a little bit later.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures


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

WOD start
artist: DJ iPep's
album: Home Mix 2007
track: Game Toy
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: JCL
album: Journeys Thru Samsara
track: A Slow Walk
from: Watford, United Kingdom
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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