Wednesday, March 04, 2009

#986 Apostrophes, Wordie, U2 Way, Plethora

Show 986 Wednesday 4 March
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Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.

Do you have trouble knowing when to use an apostrophe?
Basically apostrophes are for possession, like: This is Tom’s pencil.

Or contractions: It’s a beautiful pencil.

And you don’t use an apostrophe for plurals, like: Tom’s shoes are cool.

If you’re having trouble with this I recommend you check out a video called: Steve's Grammatical Observations: The Misuse of Apostrophe's

By the way he’s made a mistake on purpose, as a joke. There should be no apostrophe there.

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The site I recommend today is called Wordie.
On this site you can make lists of words and phrases. I think this site could be useful if you’re trying to increase your vocabulary. Or if you’re studying and you have a whole list of words that you have to learn. As you probably know, one good way to remember words is to use them or play with them. So you could use this site to kind of play with words by making lists.
And you can make any kind of list, for example a list of your favourite adjectives, or a list of words that you have difficulty pronouncing, or a list of new words that you learnt in February, or whatever ... and just by making those lists, it could help you to remember them.


Kia ora in Stick News today the mayor of New York temporarily renamed a street U2.

U2 is an Irish rock band that formed in 1976.
They’ve just released their twelfth studio album.
Their promotional plan for the album and their upcoming tour includes appearing on a popular TV program called The Late Show with David Letterman.
The mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, also helped out by renaming part of a street U2 Way.
He said the renaming would last one week.
“It’s a beautiful day,” the mayor said.

And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 4th of March.
Kia ora.

TDES Niseko Snow Report
at MSK JR Apartment

Special thank to: 宝寄山

The other day knf caught a ride on the MSK resident snow plough.
The driver even agreed to show him some tricks.

Wow, that’s wicked.
Cheers, bro.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is plethora.
A plethora of something means an excess of.

The example here is: The report contained a plethora of detail.
Which means it had too much detail.

Plethora is a pretty popular word on wordie. It’s number nine in the list of the words that are in the most lists.

conversations with sarah
#620 Do you like U2?

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

Nancy Do you like U2?

Sarah Yeah, I like some of their songs. How about you?

Nancy Same. I like some of their songs. I love the song One.

Sarah Yeah, I like that song.

Nancy What’s your favourite U2 song?

Sarah Probably Mysterious Ways.

Nancy What album is that off?

Sarah I can’t remember. But it came out when I was about 13 I think, which is probably one of the reasons why I like it.


today's news
today's STICK NEWS pictures


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

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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

nsr bgm
artist: i am this
album: BLAPP.
track: magnolia
from: Phoenix, United States
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo

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: Reno Project
album: 1.0
track: Urban
from: Paris, France
artist at Jamendo
album at Jamendo
YouTube channel

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