In Stick News today, respect for Ali G from one of the daughters of the president of Kazakhstan.
This is Kazakhstan. It has a population of 15 million, and is the ninth largest country in the world by area.
This man is not from Kazakhstan. His name is Borat. And according to Wikipedia most people in Kazakhastan have never heard of him. Borat is a character played by this British comedian, who is best known for another character he plays, Ali G.
Borat presented the MTV Europe awards in November last year. He flew in in a plane, flown by a pilot holding a vodka bottle. The Kazakh Foreign Ministry weren’t impressed. They described his portrayal as “utterly unacceptable, being a concoction of bad taste and ill manners which is completely incompatible with ethics and civilized behaviour.”
Authorities then closed down his Kazakhstan website the following month.
But yesterday, it was reported, that one of the Presidents daughters thinks that wasn’t such a good idea. She says, “we should not be afraid of humour and we shouldn’t try to control everything”.
And that was Stick News for Wednesday 26th of April.
conversations with sarah
# 18 When did you lose it?
Sarah loses her glove at a ski resort. She asks the person at the information desk in the lobby by the restaurant.
Step 1: Repeat Mr X’s lines.
Step 2: Read Mr X’s lines on the screen and talk to Sarah!
Sarah Excuse me. I was wondering if anyone has handed in a glove.
Mr X A glove?
Sarah Yes. It looks like this.
Mr X When did you lose it?
Sarah Only in the last hour. I think I dropped it in this lobby on the way into the restaurant to have lunch.
Mr X Just a moment, I’ll have a look.
Mr X Sorry, I didn’t find any gloves like that.
Sarah Oh, really.
Mr X Sorry about that.
Sarah Thanks anyway.
Read about today’s news here.
Ali G glossary