Wednesday, April 08, 2009

#1021 Compliment VS Complement, Phenomenal, Fred 1 Million Subscribers

Show 1021 Wednesday 8 April
Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

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

Today’s mistake comes from The Daily English Show.
In (the script for) show number 998. I spelt compliment/complement wrong.

Thanks jessiyear :)

Do you the difference between compliment with an i and complement with an e?

This is a compliment: That’s a cool T-shirt.

And complement with an e, which is also a noun and a verb, means:

v. to add to sth in a way that improves it or makes it more attractive

For example: The excellent menu is complemented by a good wine list.

In show number 998 Emma said that David and Victoria Beckham complement each other.

(She said: And together they complement each other very well.)

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The site I recommend today is called
Q&A is a TV program which is on CSpan which is an American TV network.
And you can see some of their shows online, on their site, and also on YouTube too.

The reason why I recommend them is because some of the interviews are really interesting and a lot of them also have transcripts for the whole video.
To find the transcripts, you have to go to this page, and then click on the program date and if there’s a transcript available for that date it’ll be under program details.

One of the interviews that I really enjoyed was with Carol and Tom Wheeler, a couple who worked on Barack Obama’s campaign.

(Transcript here.)


Kia ora in Stick News today for the first time ever, a channel on YouTube has more than one million subscribers.

The YouTube channel Fred was opened on the 1st of October 2005.
The first video on the channel was posted on the 30th of April 2008.
The video series is the story of a six-year-old boy. The character is played by a 15-year- old American boy called Lucas.
In an interview with Lucas said he does everything himself - writing, directing, filming and editing.
His online videos have earned him thousands of dollars thanks to deals including product placement and merchandising.

And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 8th of April.
Kia ora.

TDES Niseko Snow Report
at MSK JR Apartment

This is the view from the window of studio tdes at 8 o’clock in the morning.
And this is the view from the balcony on the other side.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is phenomenal.

Phenomenal is an adjective which means very great or impressive.

For example: The product has been a phenomenal success.

Someone in the Q&A video that I mentioned today said this about Barack Obama:
I think that he will have a phenomenal effect on our country, socially. I think that he’s a beacon of light and of hope for young Americans like all of us in this room, and of everyone in the country, for that matter.

conversations with sarah

#644 Why do you think Fred is so popular?

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

Bill Why do you think Fred is so popular?

Sarah Well, it’s comedy for a start and comedy and music are the things people seem to want to watch online and his videos are pretty funny.

Bill But there are lots of funnier things.

Sarah Mmm, well, there are things that I think are funnier.

Bill Me too. So what’s so great about Fred?

Sarah I think it could be because of the demographic that it appeals to.

Bill Which is?

Sarah Around 10 to 15 year-olds, I guess. And maybe there are more people from that age group watching online video. I don’t know, that’s just a theory.

Fred Goes Swimming
(Most Viewed video on Fred channel)

Interview with Lucas Cruikshank
(Fred actor)

filming notes

Today's snowreport footage and the ending footage was filmed on Wednesday 8th April 2009 from MSK JR Apartment.


today's news
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compliment vs complement

- Wikipedia


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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
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artist: Zeropage
album: Ambient Pills Update
track: Is It Real?
from: Switzerland
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artist: i am this
album: BLAPP.
track: magnolia
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artist: DJ iPep's
album: Home Mix 2007
track: Game Toy
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artist: Wolfgang S.
album: Indietronic CCBit.
track: Dynamite
from: Belgrade, Serbia, Former Yugoslavia
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artist: ioeo
album: triptracks
track: triptrack2
from: Saint Raphael, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
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artist: Hugo 'Droopy' Contini
album: Strikes Back !
track: Jackie's Idea
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