Monday, August 02, 2010

#1261 Where Are You? London-NZ By Jet Ski, This Is Not My Life

Show 1261 Monday 2 August
Watch today's show at YouTube or BlipTV.

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

Thank you very much for the nice feedback on the new segment of the show: Question Time. That’s going to be once a week - and we’re going to ask people in the street a question.

Last week we did it in Papakura – which is here in South Auckland - and there weren’t many people in the street that day, so we went into the shops and asked people. Thank you very much to the people who agreed to answer a question on camera. And look out for us in a suburb near you … if you live in Auckland, that is.

I’d love to hear your suggestions for questions to ask people. So if you have a suggestion, please leave a comment, or send us an email:

We have a new poll on the site and this week it’s a very easy question to answer: Where are you?

And you can choose from: Africa, America, Antarctica, Asia, Europe and Oceania. I think that pretty much covers it. If you’re in the middle of the ocean or on a plane between continents when you’re answering the question, just pick the place that you’re closest to.

So please go and answer the question. It’d be fun to see where most people are right now.

And general news and technology were first equal. They both got three votes.
Business, sport, entertainment, health and everything all got two votes. And politics, crime, environment, cartoons and something else all got zero.


A 51-year-old Kiwi pilot is planning to jet-ski from London to New Zealand.
He says he’s doing it to break a world record, and to raise awareness about cancer prevention.
His wife says he’s an idiot. The trip is 32,000 km long and will take about 4 months.

And that was Stick News for Monday the 2nd of August.
Kia ora.

1261 a
It's an adventure!
Dude... you're a pilot. Why don't you fly?

1261 b
LOL! They fell for the I'm-doing-it-for-cancer trick.
I actually did have cancer...

1261 c
putt putt putt
Oh crap... out of gas.

conversations with sarah
#805 Is it a drama?

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

Beth Have you watched any TV shows recently?

Sarah I saw this new one the other day.

Beth What was it called?

Beth Was it good?

Sarah It didn’t really do it for me actually.

Beth Is it a drama?

Sarah Yeah and it’s a mystery, I think.

Beth Not mysterious enough for you?

Sarah Oh, it was pretty mysterious - maybe too mysterious. I think I prefer a bit of comedy or action.



show start
artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: Future Cha Cha
from: Brooklyn, NY, United States

cws start
artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: The Jazz Woman
from: Brooklyn, NY, United States

qa start
artist: ioeo
album: triptracks
track: triptrack2
from: Saint Raphael, France

qa bgm
artist: Mr Haze dub project
track: Leaving Babylon
from: Reims, France

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