Monday, October 25, 2010

#1345 Nicolas From Argentina, Thief Returns Files On USB Stick, Working Holiday In NZ

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

Today we have a guest from Argentina. His name is Nicolas and I talked to him on Mount Ruapehu where he was working and snowboarding for the season. He said he’s been snowboarding for about 4 years and he’s also worked in Colorado in the United States.

I asked Nicolas whereabouts in Argentina he was from.

Ah, I come from Argentina, yeah, from a city that’s in the middle of Argentina. The name is Córdoba. It’s a really, really nice city. I born there and I live all my live there, my parents, my family.


Kia ora in Stick News today a thief in Sweden stole a laptop and then returned the contents to its owner on a USB stick.

A university professor left his bag behind a door in his apartment building while he went to pick up his laundry.
When he came back, the bag was gone.
A computer, keys, calendar and other documents were inside the bag.
The professor called the police but when he went downstairs a short time later the bag was there again and the only thing missing was the computer.
Then, about a week later, the professor returned home to find a USB memory stick which had been stolen with the computer.
The thief had copied all the documents and personal files from the laptop to the memory stick.

And that was Stick News for Monday the 25th of October.
Kia ora.

This looks like a safe place.


Were you mugged?
Not exactly


You stole your professor’s laptop?! What if he finds out and fails you?

conversations with sarah
#864 Is this your first season?

with: Nicolas Rivera

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

Sarah Is this your first season in New Zealand?

Nicolas Yeah, it’s my first season in New Zealand. I arrive here, like, three months ago, so I have one more year to enjoy here in New Zealand.

Sarah Why did you choose New Zealand?

Nicolas Oh, because Argentina have just two working holiday visa and one is here in New Zealand. Ah we have ski areas here, so, for me, it’s alright. I mean I was working in other ski areas before. Ah, so it’s like following the winter.

Sarah What’s your favourite run on this mountain?

Nicolas Every place without a lot people. You know, sometime it’s good when you are working here because we can choice the day. So when it’s so busy, OK, you can stay working, no ski breaks. But when it’s really quiet you say, OK, ski break, two or three hours and enjoy all the mountain for you.

Sarah What’s your job here?

Nicolas My job here - rentals. Rentals. Selling skis, snowboards, boots. It’s really good.

Sarah Do you get many customers from Argentina?

Nicolas Not really. No, no, much from Brazil, but not from Argentina. I, I, I met Argentinean people, but living in New Zealand. Doesn’t come here, like, holidays. You know, just living, I don’t know, Auckland, ah, some parts of New Zealand.

Sarah Is New Zealand very different to Argentina?

Nicolas No, it’s really similar, everything. Weather, view, ah, everything is so similar. The South Island is the same that the south Argentina, same, the view, the everything.

Sarah How did you learn English?

Nicolas Oh, I study English in Argentina, like six years, ah, in a academy English. And then I was working for two season in USA.

Sarah What are you doing in summer?

Nicolas Ah, really, I’m finishing today is my last day working. So tomorrow, day off, snowboarding all the day. On Monday I’m going to Coromandel. I got a job there in a resort. So, summer in Coromandel, I think that’s going to be so good.



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