Tuesday, March 31, 2009

#1013 You Should Come To Vegas, Welfare Cheat Busted, Powder Skis, Thrill

Show 1013 Tuesday 31 March
Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

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

Today we’re studying a short scene from a movie called 21 which came out in 2008. I haven’t seen the movie but it doesn’t sound that great. It’s something about gambling.

Anyway, in this scene, a girl is inviting a guy somewhere and he refuses.

She invites him by saying: you should.
She says: I think you should come to Vegas.

In this scene, it’s a pretty strong invitation – or suggestion - mostly because of the emotional music and her body language. But using should doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a strong invitation.

Should is also used just to be friendly, like this:

We’re having a few drinks on Saturday night. You should come over.
Oh, I can’t this weekend. I’ve got a lot of work to do.
Oh well, maybe next time. I’ll let you know when we do it again.

And should can also be used to strongly suggest something, like this:

Oh, Matt called while you were out and he said it was urgent, so you should probably call him back asap.


Kia ora in Stick News today a welfare cheat in New Zealand was busted thanks to Facebook.

Lauren Kaney is a 22-year-old woman who lives in Mount Maunganui.
She has been living with the father of her 2-year-old son and was able to receive $140 a week in social welfare benefits.
But she wanted more money. So she lied and said that she was single so she could get $480 a week.
The NZ Herald reported investigators found the truth after checking her Bebo and Facebook pages.
She was sentenced to four months' home detention and 200 hours of community service.

And that was Stick News for Tuesday 31st of March.
Kia ora.

TDES Niseko Snow Report
with SAS Scott Adventure Sports

thanks to: David New

What’s the difference between powder skis and regular skis?

It’s basically the width of the ski. So, a, um, a slalom ski, my slalom skis are 67 cms at the waist. And what the means is whilst they’re on piste, they do a, they do a nice short turn for you because it’s got a, there’s a big, quite a big arc in the ski and, um, because it’s nice and thin at the waist what it means is the actual radius of the turn is shorter. So when we’re on piste it makes those short turns nice and, nice and easy. Um, but when we start to go into the deeper snow, into the powder, because the waist is so thin, it tends to sink very deep in the snow. Now the opposite of that of course is a powder ski where you have quite a wide waist, maybe, sort of, maybe, some of them are 120 cms at the waist. So we’re getting on for double the waist of a slalom ski. And when they’re on piste, they’ll really skate around. It’s very difficult to make short turns on them, particularly to try and use the edge of the ski to turn. Um, but when we start to go off piste into the powder, they float over the top. So you’ll see people can do those nice long turns into the powder. Whereas a slalom ski will start to sink further down. People have to move a lot to try and keep their skis on top. You can do some nice long turns and you’ll see those huge spray of snows from the big, fat skis.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is thrill.
A thrill is a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure
In today’s conversation when the girl is inviting the guy to Las Vegas she says: Ben, you should feel the thrill of earning more money than you can possibly imagine.

conversations with sarah
#638 You should come to Vegas

Step 1: Repeat Jill’s lines.
Step 2: Read Jill’s lines and talk to Ben.

Jill I’m actually not here for a tie Ben. I came to see you.

Ben You did?

Jill Ben, you should feel the thrill of earning more money than you can possibly imagine. I think you should come to Las Vegas. Cause I’m guessing that you could probably use a break from this place.

Ben I can’t. I’m sorry, I just can’t.

Jill OK. If you change your mind, you know where we meet. You’re welcome any time.


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: Hugo 'Droopy' Contini
album: Strikes Back !
track: On a Slow Boat To China
artist at Jamendo
album at Jamendo

Did you notice a mistake in this script? Please leave us a comment and tell us! We really appreciate people pointing out our mistakes.Thank you.

Have you translated this script - or part of it - into your language for English practice and published it on your blog? Please leave a comment and a link so other people can read your translation. Thank you.