Wednesday, April 22, 2009

#1035 Barrister Vs Barista, NZ Island Names, Frumpy

Show 1035 Wednesday 22 April
Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

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

Today’s mistake comes from a job advertisement in a newspaper. I saw a photo of it online.

A café in New Zealand advertised for a:


So what’s wrong with that? Well, a barrister is a kind of lawyer.

What they meant was a barista which is a person who makes coffee.

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The site I recommend today is called: ESL News New Zealand.

As it says on the site, you can: Listen to New Zealand news, spoken slowly and clearly, using easy vocabulary.

So it’s a great site for people studying English in New Zealand – or for people who are interested in New Zealand news. The news is rewritten in simple English and there are audio files so you can listen and read along.


Kia ora in Stick News today it’s been discovered that the two main islands of New Zealand are officially nameless.

The two biggest islands of New Zealand are usually called the North Island or Te Ika-a-Māui and the South Island or Te Wai Pounamu. But the New Zealand Geographic Board recently discovered they had no formal names. According to the New Zealand Herald before officially christening the islands, the board will consult the public and iwi on what each island should officially be called.

And that was Stick News for Wednesday 22nd of April.
Kia ora.

TDES Niseko Snow Report
at MSK JR Apartment

Now that most of the snow has melted I’ve been enjoying walking around my neighbourhood in the mornings. This is at 7:30am on the 20th of April.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is frumpy.

This is a word that people have used to describe Susan Boyle.

Frumpy is usually used to describe a woman who is unattractive and wears old-fashioned clothes.
It’s also used to describe the clothes themselves.

conversations with sarah
#653 Where do most people live?

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

Jim How many islands are there in New Zealand?

Sarah There are just two big islands and hundreds of smaller ones. Maybe thousands.

Jim Where do most people live?

Sarah Most people live on the North Island. I think about three quarters of the population.


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

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: Jay P. Baker
album: The Last Riddle In Time
track: They Are We Now
from: the US
artist at Jamendo
album at Jamendo

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