Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.
It’s Monday the 4th (oops! Mistake) of June and this is show number 64.
I was attempting to clean out my wardrobe and I came across this old, rather battered mask.
This is an oni mask. Oni means devil.
And it’s used for setsubun which is on the 3rd of February.
Setsubun is one of my favorite Japanese festivals. I love the simplicity. What could be more fun than chucking beans at somebody and yelling “devil get out!”
You should definitely try it at home.
Kia Ora. This is Stick News.
It is four days before the start of the football World Cup in Germany and this morning the 2002 winners Brazil, played New Zealand.
In New Zealand, when people say: “Did you watch the game? “, there is a 99% chance they are talking about a rugby game.
The country is rugby mad.
However, apparently, some people also play soccer.
There is even a national team, called the All Whites.
The All Whites went to the World Cup once, in 1982. They lost every game.
Most people have no idea who is in the team. Even if a team member started whacking people with handbags, it is unlikely it would make the front page.
The news that they were playing Brazil did make the papers though. The team was pretty excited about playing the superstars of soccer.
Unsurprisingly, New Zealand lost. The score was 4-0.
And that was Stick News for Monday the 5th of June.
conversations with sarah
# 41 When does the World Cup start?
Bob and Sarah are talking about the World Cup.
Step 1: Repeat Bob’s lines.
Step 2: Read Bob’s lines on the screen and talk to Sarah.
Bob When does the World Cup start?
Sarah On Friday, I think.
Bob Who’s playing the first game?
Sarah I don’t know. Just a minute. Yeah, it starts on Friday. And the first game is Germany vs Costa Rica.
Bob How long does it last?
Sarah Ah, the final is on the 9th of July – so, one month.
Bob What group is Japan in?
Sarah Japan’s in group F.
Bob Who else is in that group?
Sarah Brazil, Croatia and Australia.
Bob Who are they playing first?