Thursday, January 15, 2009

#938 Marry Me, Man Impersonates Son, Confess, Favourite Books

Show 938 Thursday 15 January
Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

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

The video I recommend today is a short Australian film called Marry Me.

I think it's a great film for beginners to study because it's really easy to understand and there isn't
much dialogue. So even beginners can understand it without much explanation.

There are two terms that you might not be familiar with:
A flower girl is a young girl who is part of a wedding procession – they usually walk in front of the bride, carrying flowers.

And do you know what training wheels are?
If you don’t, watch the movie and you can easily see what they are.

In the Acadia Report today two people were asked the question: What’s your favourite book?

The Acadia Report

Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada

My favourite book is the Bible because I know how much God loves me. And I want to proclaim his word to other people, especially those who do not speak English … as well as do speak English.

My favourite book is William Falkner’s The Sound and the Fury. I studied this book in university and I really, really like the story, I really like the characters, they were very realistic. And I think I’ve read it probably five times.


Kia Ora in Stick News today a 54-year-old Japanese man has been arrested after he impersonated his son and took a test in his place.

A man in Nara runs a company that distributes medicine. In August he passed an exam to get a licence to handle the drugs.
He wanted his son to work with him.
His son needed a licence too – so the man thought he’d help his son by taking the test for him.
According to news reports, the man put on glasses and straightened his hair in order to look more like the picture on his son’s ID card.
While taking the exam he tried to make sure the examiners didn’t get a good look at him, but one official noticed he looked much older than the photo on the card.
The man then confessed and apologized.

And that was Stick News for Thursday the 15th of January.
Kia Ora.

TDES Niseko Snow Report
in Kutchan

It’s been snowing a lot in Niseko this week. This building is next to our apartment building.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is confess.

to admit, especially formally or to the police, that you have done sth wrong or illegal

For example: He confessed that he had stolen the money.

conversations with sarah
#586 What’s your favourite book?

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

Pauly What’s your favourite book?

Sarah Um, I don’t know about my favourite, but one book that I really liked was: The Bonfire of the Vanities.

Pauly Is that a New Zealand book?

Sarah No, American.

Pauly What’s it about?

Sarah Um, it’s about … well, it’s a long story and it’s been a while since I read it. But it’s something about a car crash and what happens after that.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures

Marry Me was the winning film at a film festival called Tropfest.
News story here.


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

The Acadia Report start
artist: DJ iPep's
album: Home Mix 2007
track: Concerto
from: EVREUX, France
album at Jamendo
artist 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

qa bgm
artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: Plucky Daisy
artist site
YouTube channel

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