Monday, May 26, 2008

Show 744 Monday 26 May

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Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show. Today’s guest is Dilip from Nepal.
He’s a rafting guide and he’s working here in Niseko this summer. In the interview he talked about learning English and Japanese and he talked about rafting in Nepal which sounds like it’s a lot of fun.
Before the interview The Daily English Show had a bit of a chat with Dilip in the river. He’d been kayaking all day on his day off and knf, The Daily English Show cameraperson, asked him how the conditions were.

Ah, not bad, everything fine, happy to be doing kayaking after long time, yeah. Having holiday today so I decided let’s go kayaking, yeah.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, for the first time ever a singer from Russia won the Eurovision Song Contest.

The Eurovision Song Contest started in 1956 and is one of the longest-running television programmes in the world. It is also one of the most-watched non-sporting events in the world.Forty nine countries have participated at least once.The country with the most wins in Ireland – they’ve won seven times. This year a 26-year-old pop artist from Russia won the contest. He sung a song called Believe.

And that was Stick News for Monday the 26th of May.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
#454 Do most Nepalese speak English?

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

Sarah How long have you been in Japan?

Dilip I, I work with summer during the summer, so this is my second, second time in Japan. I was here last year, and I went back to Nepal again, then this is my second time.

Sarah When did you start working as a rafting guide?

Dilip I started from 2000.

Sarah Where were you working then?

Dilip Ah, a place called Bhote Koshi which is a very famous river in Nepal for doing rafting, especially kayaking as well.

Sarah You've been in kayaking competitions, haven't you? Tell me about that.

Dilip I used to do participate kayak competition in Nepal. We have the biggest competition in Nepal during the November, which is organize by this life jacket company, the company called Peak UK and those company making all the gears for kayaking and ... which is a very good opportunity for the Nepalese people. So I’m going to participate again.

Sarah Did you win any of the competitions?

Dilip Ah, yes, I win 2004, I win from junior, ah, junior guides, I was second. And this time I’m going to participate from the senior guides.

Sarah How did you learn English?

Dilip I learn English in the school.

Sarah When did you start?

Dilip Ah, when I started to go to school. When I was kids. From four years.

Sarah Do most Nepalese speak English?

Dilip Well, it’s not really common for speak English in Nepal but who those are working with tourism, they must have to speak English. And I got much better to speak English when I started to doing this job.

Sarah Do you speak Japanese?

Dilip Japanese ... ah, it’s fun to speak Japanese. I really want to speak Japanese, because we must have to speak Japanese here. But it’s, I found myself, it is little difficult. Chotto muzukashi ne, Nihongo. (Japanese is a bit difficult, isn’t it?).

Sarah How do you study Japanese?

Dilip Ah, well I haven’t been to a school for a study Nihongo, but I have some books so sometime I read myself.

Sarah How do you like living in Japan?

Dilip It’s really good. It’s very nice to be here. So, I like the Japanese people, they are very helpful, they are very, ah, frank. So, and it’s quite ... I found myself it’s very easy to work with Japanese people here. So, I love Japan and all the Japanese, so that’s why I’m still here.

Sarah You went to Shikoku last season, didn’t you? Tell me about that.

Dilip Yeah, the river at Yoshinogawa is more fun river, more difficult, difficulty river than Shiribetsu. And there was ... when I was in Yoshinogawa I found, I had a really good time with a, with a friend of mine Nozo who was, who took us from here to Yoshinogawa. It was really fun to work there with different, different peoples. And it’s really fun to do. I love to do the different river actually, so it was really fun. And it was a little difficult that ... I, I had ... it’s weather. Because of very hot weather than here. Only that’s different, everything was fine. Yeah, nice people and the company where I work, that’s the company, name of the company is ODSS and those company people who works there are very friend and they are very helpful either and it was a really great time I had there last year.

Sarah What’s rafting like in Nepal?

Dilip Ah, in Nepal we have so many rivers and many choices for the, for the customers, where you can go, easy river or hardest river. And especially the, the great things from rafting Nepal you can go like ten days twelve days trip, where it’s like, you just go, you, you’ve got to carry everything on your raft. Ah, for all the camping equipment and you can go and you camping on the beach, with the biggest forest, deep in the forest, green forest. And it’s really adventurous. So people like to do rafting in Nepal because of that. And you can see the remote village area and people are, how people are surviving in Nepal who are from the remote areas. And you can see like if you go like rafting in Nepal … just like, you will see there are like no roads and no any … trans, like communication, for, like, in Japan, like phone and something like that. It’s a real adventure. We love, I love to do rafting in Nepal.


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

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

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

qa bgm
artist: Nokom electro
album: Nokom
track: Bonnobaize
from: grenoble/lyon, France
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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