Wednesday, December 03, 2008

#905 Hurt, Radio NZ Podcasts, MSK JR Apartments, Fore-, Google Street View

Show 905 Wednesday 3 December
Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

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

Today’s mistake is from a blog I read.

Today I hurted right forefinger deeply. It was hurt a lot.

Hurt is an irregular verb and the past tense of hurt is also hurt. Hurt hurt hurt.
So it should be: Today I hurt my right forefinger deeply.
And I think this sounds a bit more natural: Today I really hurt my right forefinger. It hurt a lot.
You can also describe pain using the words sore or painful.

For example:
I cut my finger yesterday. It really hurt. / It was really sore. / It was really painful.

They all mean the same thing.

This winter, on Wednesdays, the snow report will be brought to you from this apartment building – which is very convenient because it means I don’t have to go very far - just have to look out the window if I want to see if it’s snowing or not. Actually I don’t even need to look out the window … recently my gmail account tells me what the weather is like. Do you know what I’m talking about? You just type in your location and the pictures in the background change depending on the weather - it’s pretty cool.

click here

This is the site I recommend today. Radio New Zealand is a New Zealand broadcaster - which is probably obvious from the name. And you can listen to podcasts of some of their shows for free.
Go to this page and you can see many feeds. The two shows that I listen to regularly are called Afternoons and Saturday Morning. They’re mostly interviews about 20 or 30 minutes long. I subscribe in iTunes and I just download the interviews that sound interesting from the descriptions. I think listening to podcasts is great listening practice – especially if you can find topics that interest you. And even if you can’t understand a lot of what they are saying … it’s still good listening practice.


Kia Ora, this is Stick News. Yesterday Google Street View was launched in New Zealand.

Google Street View was launched in May 2007 in five American cities. Since then it has expanded to thousands of locations in seven countries. The service was launched in New Zealand yesterday. A spokesperson for Google said: "New Zealand has some of the most scenic and remote roads in the world, and now anyone from around the country or the world will be able to appreciate them online."

And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 3rd of December.
Kia Ora.

TDES Niseko Snow Report
at MSK JR Apartments

The apartment building we live in is called MSK JR Apartments. The MSK part comes from the owner’s name, and the JR stands for Japan Railways.
This building was built quite a few years ago, as staff accommodation for Japan Railways I think. Recently MSK bought the building and did some renovations and it’s looking pretty nice inside. Then last week studio tdes moved into the top floor, where we get some very nice views, especially on beautiful sunny days like today.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is fore-.

This is a prefix which means you’ll find it at the start of words.
It means things like: in front or the front part of or in advance.

For example:
forearm forehead forefinger

And now that you know what fore- means, you can probably guess what most of these words mean:

foreground forecast forefather foreclosure foreshore foresee foresight forethought forewarn foreplay foreskin

conversations with sarah
#563 How often do you listen to podcasts?

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

June How often do you listen to podcasts?

Sarah Almost every day.

June Really? How do you find the time?

Sarah I only really do it when I’m doing something else … like walking to the gym or cooking or doing the dishes.

June What other podcasts do you recommend?

Sarah I also like Chinese Pod.

June Are you studying Chinese?

Sarah No, not really, I just like listening to their podcasts, so I’ve picked up a few words.


I've picked up a few words.
pick up phrasal verb to get information or a skill by chance rather than by making a deliberate effort


today's news
video introducing Google Street View in New Zealand

some stuff I found on Google Street View NZ:
I used to work at this bar in Auckland
I also used to work at this bar in Christchurch ... but the name has changed and it's a completely different bar now
I used to live in this flat above a Thai restaurant in Christchurch


show start
artist: Boom Tschak
album: Indietronic CCBit.
track: More Chocolate, Please
from: Former Yugoslavia

click here start
artist: #NarNaoud#
album: Green Vision
track: Oriental Standing
from: Gironde, France
artist at Jamendo
album at Jamendo
artist site

nsr start
artist: Zeropage
album: Ambient Pills Update
track: Is It Real?
from: Switzerland
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: Wolfgang S.
album: Indietronic CCBit.
track: Dynamite
from: Belgrade, Serbia, Former Yugoslavia
artist site

qa start
artist: ioeo
album: triptracks
track: triptrack2
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

nsr/qa bgm
artist: ioeo
album: Groovetracks
track: groovetrack#3
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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