Thursday, February 11, 2010

#1165 Parisian Love - Google Ad, Sarah Palin's Hand Notes, Crib

Show 1165 Thursday 11 February
Watch today's show at YouTube or BlipTV.

Hi I'm Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.

Today we’re studying a video called Parisian Love.
This is a promotional video made by Google which has been online for a while, and it was just shown during the Super Bowl which is an important sporting event in the United States.

I think this ad is pretty clever. It tells a story - a love story - without directly telling you the story.
It tells the story just through search terms that someone writes into Google. And the audio also helps tell the story.

These are some of the things that the person searches for:

Study abroad Paris, France
Cafés near the Louvre
Translate tu es très mignon
Impress a French girl

And, if you haven’t already, you can watch the video to see how the story turns out.

I also like one of the parodies I saw of this video, which is called: Rejected Google Super Bowl Ad.

It starts out from: How to be a good father. And then: New baby stress.
And gradually goes down hill from there.


Sarah Palin used to be the mayor of a small town in Alaska.
During the campaign she mocked Obama for using a teleprompter.
Last week, she made a speech at a political meeting called the National Tea Party Convention.
Before the speech she wrote notes on her hand.
She wrote: Energy, Tax Cuts and Lift American Spirits.

And that was Stick News for Thursday the 11th of February.
Kia ora.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is crib.

This is a word from today’s video.
A crib is a bed for babies or infants.

That’s an American English word. In New Zealand we call a crib a cot.

The word crib also relates to today’s news story.
Some of the stories I read about the notes on Sarah Palin’s hand referred to them
as crib notes.

I had never heard that term before. I think I’d probably call them cheat notes.

conversations with sarah
#739 Haven’t you ever done that though?

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

Sarah I can’t believe she wrote notes on her hand.

Bobby Haven’t you ever done that though?

Sarah Well I used to write stuff on my hand when I was a kid.

Bobby But not when you’re making a speech?

Sarah Yeah, not that I ever make speeches, but, if I did, I think a piece of paper looks slightly classier than writing on your hand.



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