Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.
I’ve decided that Thursday is Video Recommendation Day. So I’m going to recommend a video to watch. And I’m going to talk about some of the words or grammar in the video. Or the meaning.
So you should probably go and watch it first, before I explain it and tell you the joke.
It’s only 32 seconds.
OK you’re back? Good.
This is from an old joke I remember from when I was a kid.
Gullible means: too willing to believe or accept what other people tell you and therefore easily tricked.
For example: The advertisement is aimed at gullible young women worried about their weight.
So you say to someone: Did you know gullible isn’t in the dictionary. And they usually go: Really?!
And then you laugh, because they were just being gullible by believing that gullible isn’t in the dictionary.
Do you get it?
Anyway, this video is like a video version of that joke. And I think it’s pretty well done.
If you have any videos you’d like to suggest I talk about – then please tell me. Something about language is good. Or blogs where people are talking about a particular issue. It’s good if it’s not too long as well.
It’s kind of hard to find a good video blog that’s not too long and is clear and people are talking about something interesting. I often start watching and I think, oh this could be a good one and then they go and say something really stupid like something racist or sexist and I’m like: no, thank you.
So please tell me your suggestions and next Thursday I’m going to be talking about another video to study.
Kia Ora, this is Stick News. The oldest person in the world died on Monday. She was 114 years old.
Yone Minagawa was born on the 4th of January 1893.
On the 28th of January this year, she became the oldest person in the world.
On Monday she died.
Yone was born in Fukuoka. She had five children. Four of them died before her.
She also leaves six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The oldest person in the world is now an American woman, Edna Parker, who is also 114.
And that was Stick News for Thursday the 16th of August.
conversations with sarah
#289 You don’t care?
Step 1: Repeat Sally’s lines.
Step 2: Read Sally’s lines and talk to Sarah.
Sally Did you hear the New Zealand dollar is having a meltdown?
Sarah Yeah, I read that. Bummer.
Sally You don’t care?
Sarah No, not really. I don’t have any money so I don’t really care what the money markets do.
Sally I guess prices will go up in New Zealand.
Sarah Yeah, petrol prices have already gone up, I think.
Sally Not just petrol though.
Sarah Yeah, anything that’s imported.
Sally And the exporters will be celebrating.
Sally What does NZ export?
Sarah Um … mmm … a lot of animal products, I think. And … wood. Um, machinery. Ah, fruit and vegetables, like kiwifruit.
show start, cws start, qa start
artist: Matthew Tyas
album: Music for the movies vol1
tracks: Superheros, Intellectuel, Three ways to run away
from: Oloron Sainte-Marie, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
Did you notice a mistake in this script? Please leave us a comment and tell us! We really appreciate people pointing out our mistakes.Thank you.
Have you have translated this script – or part of it – into your language for English practice and published it on your blog? Please leave a comment and a link so other people can read your translation. Thank you.