Tuesday, March 24, 2009

#1006 Over My Head, World's Cheapest Car, Preventing Injuries

Show 1006 Tuesday 24 March
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Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.

Today we’re studying another scene from the movie Duplicity.
In this scene a man and a woman are discussing how suitable they are for a job.

And the woman says: This is way over your head.

Over sb’s head is an idiom which means: too difficult or complicated for sb to understand.

So she’s saying that this job is too difficult for him, or he’s not experienced or skilled enough to handle it.

Then she asks: How long have you been working for Equikrom?
Equikrom is the name of a company and that question is a very useful one to remember: How long have you been + ing?

How long have you been studying English?
How long have you been learning the piano?
How long have you been working on it?
How long have you been playing?


Kia ora in Stick News today a car company in India has announced they’re almost ready to start delivering the world’s cheapest car.

Tata Motors is India's largest passenger automobile and commercial vehicle manufacturing company.
The company wanted to make the least expensive production car in the world and last year they unveiled the Nano.
To cut costs, the boot of the Nano doesn’t open, it has no power steering and the wheels only have three nuts.
Tata Motors has announced the cars are now being built and will start being delivered in July.
CNN reported the cars will cost $2000.

And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 24th of March.
Kia ora.

TDES Niseko Snow Report
with SAS Scott Adventure Sports

thanks to: David New

What do you recommend doing to prevent injuries when skiing?

Well the first thing is you need to, ah, adapt your skiing to the different surfaces. So if you’re in, if you’re in deeper snow then, um, you might find that, ah, if you’re falling over then it’s not so much of a problem, because the snow’s nice and soft and will give us a, a fairly soft landing. Um, if we’re on icier snow - and this is what your instructor should also be looking at, the danger if we fall over is the snow’s a lot harder so we can be bruised or we can cause more injury. So some of the exercise we do may not be so challenging or, ah, you know, may be focused on less, you know, you’re a bit more concern if somebody does fall over and injure themselves. So to adapt to a different, sort of, ah, snow conditions is important.
Um, always make sure you’ve got, ah, the right equipment as well. So don’t … I wouldn’t ever advise just borrowing a friend’s skis or pair of boots. You know, always make sure that you’ve got your own pair and you’ve been to the shop and they’ve, they’ve fitted them out for you. It’s very important. If the … if your skis aren’t on the right settings and they’re, they’re not … the boot isn’t set to release quickly enough, that’s when you can really cause injury.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is decorate.

You probably know that decorate means make sth more attractive by putting things on it. For example, if you’re having a Christmas party you might decorate your house with Christmas decorations.

Decorate also means to give someone a medal or an award.

In today’s conversation, the guy says: I’ve been promoted and decorated every place I’ve served.

He’s a spy and he’s saying that every place that he’s worked he’s been given an award or a medal.

conversations with sarah
#633 This is way over your head.

Step 1: Repeat Ray’s lines.
Step 2: Read Ray’s lines and talk to Claire.

Claire This is way over your head.

Ray Over my head? Lady, I’ve worked Yemen, Athens and Cairo. I’ve been promoted and decorated every place I’ve served.

Claire Tell Duke to send someone else.

Ray Listen, I’m sure you know your way around a shoe store, but I did 12 years in the field.

Claire And how long have you been working for Equikrom?

Ray Long enough.

Claire How long?

Ray Three weeks.

Claire Three whole weeks? Like every day?


today's news

today's STICK NEWS pictures


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

nsr start
artist: Zeropage
album: Ambient Pills Update
track: Is It Real?
from: Switzerland
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: Triplexity
track: Afro Blue
artist at Jamendo
album at Jamendo
artist site

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