Thursday, September 23, 2010

#1313 Ngahihi O Te Ra Bidois, Lost Ring, Tickle Your Fancy, Newmarket Fashion

Show 1313 Thursday 23 September
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Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.

Today we’re studying another video in the series of inspirational videos by famous New Zealanders from this site.

The advice in today’s video is from a guy called Ngahihi o te ra Bidois and the title of the video is: Be who you want to be.

He talks about similar advice that different people have given. Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford motor company, said: Whether you think you can or think that you can’t, you’re right.

Ngahihi’s grandmother said: Our thoughts create who we are.
And Bruce Lee said: As we think, so shall we become.

So all that advice has a similar meaning and I think it’s all very relevant to studying English. If you think your English will improve or if you think that it won’t, you’re right, because your English will improve according to how much time and effort you put into improving it.

If you don’t put any time into practicing English – or using it, or studying it – then you won’t improve. But if you do, you will.

I think that thinking positively is important. Of course, that’s not the only thing you have to do to achieve something, but it’s a good step in the right direction. What do you think?


In 1970 an American man called Stephen was swimming in a lake in Michigan with his girlfriend.
His girlfriend was wearing his high school class ring and the ring slipped off her finger into the lake.
Thirty years later a couple found the ring in the same spot when they were scouring the lake with underwater metal detectors.
They then spent 10 years trying to find its owner.
They tracked down the class of 1970’s reunion committee organizer who remembered that Stephen had mentioned on an online site that he once lived near the lake in Michigan.

And that was Stick News for Thursday 23rd September.
Kia ora.

It fell off. I’m sorry.
Stupid #!?*
It’s OK.

Let’s go treasure hunting!
Sounds fun!

Have you lost a ring?

Dude, did you lose your ring in the lake?

Word of the Day

Today’s word is tickle.

to move your fingers on a sensitive part of sb’s body in a way that makes them laugh

So if you touch someone lightly under their arms, or on their toes, they often laugh.

How about you? Are you very ticklish?

Tickle sb’s fancy is an idiom which means to please or amuse sb.

This is a box of tea and on the side they have brewing instructions and they say that you can add a sweeter if you want to. It says: feel free to sweeten it if that’s what tickles your fancy.

Question Time

For Question Time today we went to Newmarket in Auckland and we asked people about what they were wearing and why and where they bought their clothes.

I bought this from Sportsgirl in Australia recently, Melbourne. The dress is a year old from ? And my shoes are from Moochi.
Well, I’m a bit cheap. And so, I spend a lot of money on my clothes, but then I try to make them more interesting without having to buy more clothes. So, I layered this jumper over my dress, so you can’t really tell that it’s a season old.

Last year.
Cause it feels cool on me.

This one, I buy this jacket from Farmers.
Because Farmers has comparatively cheap prices. And comfortable and warm.
Because I like the colour black. When I buy this, at that time, black colour was not available.

Um, I got this in Hong Kong, at Puma.
Yeah, I actually got this in Hong Kong as well. Like, ah, my brother got it from Zara.
Yeah, I think it just suits me.

In Bali, actually.
I don’t know, how did I choose it? I just felt like a little bit of colour on my legs ‘cause it’s springtime. And yeah, that’s … I don’t know. That’s it.

conversations with sarah
#842 Where did you get that T-shirt?

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

Zane Where did you get that T-shirt?

Sarah I got it online.

Zane Which site was it from?

Sarah Threadless.

Zane Is that a New Zealand site?

Sarah No. it’s American. You haven’t heard of Threadless?

Zane No.

Sarah You should go and check it out, they have lots of cool T-shirts.

Henry Ford once said you could have a model T Ford in any colour you want as long as it is black.
Henry Ford also said, “Whether you think you can or think that you can’t, you’re right.”
So do you think you’re a great dad, you’re a great mum, you’re a great business person? Guess what, you’re right.
My grandmother also taught me that incredible truth when she said: Na te whakaarao ka puta mai te tangata. Our thoughts create who we are.
Another one of my childhood heroes, a guy called Bruce Lee, who was an amazing physical specimen, said this: As we think, so shall we become.
I encourage you to think big and be the person that you were called to be.



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

WOD start
artist: DJ iPep's
album: Home Mix 2007
track: Game Toy
from: EVREUX, France

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artist: Kevin MacLeod
track: Happy Alley
from: Brooklyn, NY, United States

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

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artist: ioeo
album: triptracks
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from: Saint Raphael, France

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artist: TSF
album: Mystic Opus
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