Thursday, July 17, 2008

Show 796 Thursday 17 July

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

The video I recommend today is called: School of life.

It’s a short film that I saw on YouTube.

This is what it says in the description next to the video: This will be the most important lesson of your life. Maybe the only important lesson.

Go and watch it and tell me what you think.

There’s some great language in this film, like: innit.

Innit is something people say in England, it’s an informal way of saying: isn’t it.

When one of the students walks into the class late, the teacher says to him, sarcastically, Good of you to join us, Garth.
And he replies: Innit.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, a French air hostess will become one of Europe’s first space tourists after fishing a chocolate bar wrapper out of the rubbish.

A 32-year-old flight attendant bought a chocolate bar at her local supermarket.
Reuters reported that she threw the wrapper in the bin, telling her self “it’s only others who win”.
Two hours later, she changed her mind and fished the wrapper out of the bin. She checked the code inside the wrapper and found it was a winning number.
The prize is four days of astronaut training and a flight into space.
She said it was “a dream come true”.

And that was Stick News for Thursday the 17th of July.
Kia Ora.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is bollocks.

I think bollocks is pretty commonly used in the UK.

It means nonsense. For example: That’s a load of bollocks! Means: That’s not true or That’s stupid.

Bollocks is also an exclamation that people use when they’re disagreeing with someone
or when they’re angry or annoyed about something.

In the film, when the bell rings one of the students says bollocks.

conversations with sarah
#492 Let’s split

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

Sarah Let’s split.

Tom What?

Sarah Come on.

Tom But it might be an important class. We might learn something this time.

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