Show 74 Thursday 15 June

Watch today’s show on YouTube or grouper.


Kia Ora. This is Stick News.
Tomorrow the Japanese government is set to enact a revised law that will give them more power in the fight against plastic bags.

There are 722 people in the Diet in Japan.
Like politicians in most countries, they spend their time rambling and passing silly laws. But it’s not all talking bollocks … sometimes they pass excellent laws.
In Japan, a ridiculous amount of plastic is used. To fight against this wastefulness, the government is revising a law called The Containers and Packaging Recycling Law.
Under the revised law, the government will have more powers to harass supermarkets about reducing the use of plastic shopping bags.

And that was Stick News for Thursday the 15th of June.

conversations with sarah

# 49 How long did you go for?
Asking about someone’s trip.

Sarah asks Hiroko about her trip to Paris.
Step 1: Repeat Hiroko’s lines.
Step 2: Read Hiroko’s lines on the screen and talk to Sarah.

Sarah  How was your trip to Paris?

Hiroko It was great!

Sarah  How long did you go for?

Hiroko 7 days.

Sarah  And what did you do?

Hiroko We went to Monet’s house. And we went to the Louvre, but we couldn’t go to the Musee D’Orsay.

Sarah  Really? Why not?

Hiroko Well, my friend was in the queue before it opened and suddenly they announced that it wouldn’t open that day.

Sarah  Really? Why?

Hiroko I don’t know.


Read today’s news here.

The music on today’s show is by Philharmonia Baroque from San Francisco, United States.
This music was used with permission from


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