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Kia Ora, this is Stick News. You may not know it, but today in Japan it’s Orange Day. It’s a day for boyfriends and girlfriends to confirm their love, by exchanging oranges.
Valentine’s Day is widely celebrated in Japan on February 14th. It was introduced to the country by chocolate companies. On the day women are obliged to give small pretty chocolates to male colleagues.
One month later, on March the 14th, comes white day, when men are obliged to give something back to the women who gave them chocolates.
Some people enjoy these celebrations – others are not so keen. But that didn’t stop a group of citrus fruit growers from Ehime from inventing another day: Orange day.
Most people in Japan are unaware of the day. And it seems unlikely it will become a hit.
And across the ditch in South Korea today, it’s black day. Singles who lucked out on Valentine’s Day and White Day, will get together to commiserate their singledom by eating noodles covered with black sauce.
And that was Stick News for Friday the 14th of April.
conversations with sarah
# 10 It’s been a long time.
This conversation is from the movie Casablanca.
Ilsa goes into Rick’s Café and talks to Sam. They haven’t seen each other for a long time.
Step 1: Repeat Ilsa’s lines.
Step 2: Read Ilsa’s lines on the screen and talk to Sarah!
Ilsa Hello, Sam.
Sam Hello, Miss Ilsa. I never expected to see you again.
Ilsa It’s been a long time.
Sam Yes, ma’am. A lot of water under the bridge.
Ilsa Some of the old songs, Sam.
Sam Yes, ma’am.
Ilsa Where is Rick?
Sam I don’t know. I ain’t seen him all night.
Ilsa When will he be back?
Sam Not tonight no more. He ain’t comin’ … uh, he went home.