Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Show 794 Tuesday 15 July

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

Today we’re doing another scene from Scent of a Woman. This is the scene where Charlie and Frank are in a restaurant and there’s a woman sitting at a table by herself and so they go over and talk to her.

And Frank says this: Excuse me, senorita, do you mind if we join you? I'm feeling you're being neglected.

Senorita is a Spanish word – not pronounced like that in Spanish, I’m sure.
It says: a form of address for an unmarried woman, corresponding to miss.

I think he’s using that word because it sounds romantic.
People also use French words like that – like Madame, Monsieur, Mademoiselle.

And she says: Well, I'm expecting somebody.
And he says: Instantly?
And she says: No, but any minute now.

Any minute now is an idiom which means: very soon.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, an American man is in trouble after lying about seeing sharks.

Martha’s Vineyard is an Island in the United States. In 1974, the movie Jaws was filmed on the island.
Recently a 60-year-old man said he saw sharks off the island.
Officials closed the beach but later they found out he was lying.
The man was charged with disorderly conduct.

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

Word of the Day

Today’s word is neglect.
v. Fail to give proper care or attention to
or: Fail to do something

I found an article online with this title:
Don’t neglect higher education

conversations with sarah
#490 I'm waiting for him.

Step 1: Repeat Donna’s lines.
Step 2: Read Donna’s lines and talk to Frank.

Frank Excuse me, senorita, do you mind if we join you? I'm feelin' you're being neglected.

Donna Well, I'm expecting somebody.

Frank Instantly?

Donna No, but any minute now.

Frank Any minute? Some people live a lifetime in a minute. What are you doin' right now?

Donna I'm waiting for him.

Frank Would you mind if we waited with you. You know, just to keep the womanizers from bothering you?

Donna No, I don't mind.

Frank Thank you.