Monday, August 23, 2010

#1282 English Café, Babysitting Ad To Punish Daughter, Homai Te Pakipaki

Show 1282 Monday 23 August
Watch today's show at YouTube or BlipTV.

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

Today I’ve been checking out a site called English Café. This is a site for English learners where you can do things like take quizzes and do lessons.

I decided to make a quiz to go with Saturday’s show which was on irregular verbs.

I think this could be really useful if you’re studying irregular verbs, because, of course, the verb forms are more likely to stick in your mind if you watch the video and do some exercises, than if you just watch the video.

So if you need some practice with those irregular verbs, then please go and try that quiz … and tell me if you found it useful. I’d love to hear your feedback.

I’m thinking of doing quizzes like this – which test what you’ve learnt on the show - more regularly, so please tell me what you think.


A 16-year-old girl in Texas missed her curfew.
To punish her, her father took out an ad in a community newspaper offering her babysitting services for free.
The ad offered 30 hours free babysitting.
The Dad says he wanted to discipline his daughter and help others at the same time.

And that was Stick News for Monday the 23rd of August.
Kia ora.

Hello daddy.

Am I grounded?
No, you’re not. MWAHAHA…


I’ll be back in a few hours. If your parents call, say I’m in the bathroom.

conversations with sarah
#820 How was the TV show?

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

Peter How was the TV show?

Sarah Oh, it was great, lots of fun.

Peter How did you get to be in the audience?

Sarah Oh, anyone can. You just have to turn up before 8 o’clock.

Peter Were there lots of people there?

Sarah Yeah, there were. The seats were full actually and some people had to stand.

Peter How was the singing?

Sarah Good. Yeah, I thought they were all pretty good.

Peter Who won?

Sarah The winner was this girl who was in a band, so I think she had lots of friends

Peter How many judges were there?

Sarah Oh, they don’t have judges. It’s all done by audience votes. So I think the winner is more to do with who has the most friends rather than who’s actually the best singer or performer.



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: Dj Vinilo
album: Minimal Beach
track: Beta Beat

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