Wednesday, December 16, 2009

#1127 Avocado, BrainPOP, Top Twitter Topics 2009, Major Intersection, Nouns

Show 1127 Wednesday 16 December
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Hi I'm Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.

Today's mistake comes from a receipt that I got from a supermarket the other day.
I bought some avocados. And they spelt avocado wrong ... it should be a-v-o-c-a-d-o.

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The site I recommend today is called BrainPOP. It's an American educational site for kids. And you have to pay to access a lot of the stuff - but I only looked at the free stuff and there was some cool stuff there.

One thing I recommend is a movie explaining what nouns are. It’s very cool and you can choose to watch with the subtitles on or off. And after you've watched it there are some exercises you can do to check your comprehension.

That movie is on BrainPOP Jr, actually.
And there's also BrainPOP ESL for stuff that's specifically aimed at English learners.
So go and check it out, you might find it especially useful if you're a beginner - or if you're teaching children.


The most popular topics this year included Micheal Jackson, Susan Boyle.and Harry Potter.

The chief scientist at Twitter has just written a blog entry about the top topics of 2009 on Twitter.
Harry Potter was top of the movie category.
In the people category, Michael Jackson came in at number one, Susan Boyle number two. And Tiger Woods was number 8.

And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 16th of December.
Kia ora.

Word of the Day

Today's word is major. This is a sign I saw on the way back from Taupo.


Major means very large. So the sign is warning you to slow down because there's a big intersection coming up.
But when we saw those signs when we were kids we used to say: Salute to major intersection!

conversations with sarah
#716 When did you join Twitter?

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

Tim How many times did you tweet this year?

Sarah I don't know.

Tim Doesn't it say on your profile?

Sarah Ah, it says your total number of tweets.

Tim And when did you join Twitter?

Sarah I can' t remember. And I don't think it tells you on your profile.



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