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Show 537 Monday 22 October

Watch today’s show at YouTube.

Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.

Today’s guest is Jeremy. He’s a fourth year business student at Acadia. And he’s also the president of ACE Acadia.
ACE stands for Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (ACE).
And as part of ACE Acadia Jeremy has been producing video during the strike which is going on at Acadia at the moment. I asked him why he decided to make the videos and post them on YouTube.

Ah, well, part of the, ah, ACE project or ACE mandate, one of the criteria is, ah … well there’s an ethical component to it. And my faculty advisor, ah, for ACE, she had this brainwave, ah, the weekend before the strike happened, she said why don’t you go around interviewing people and just getting their take on things. And ah, the second question could maybe be an ethical one. So with her help we, we established the three questions. And every day of the strike have gone around talking to people … um, what they think of the strike, if they think it was ethical for the faculty to have gone on strike, and if they have any other messages to tell people about the strike.
It’s, it’s our current event right now, it’s, it’s ah, what Acadia and Wolfville is going through at this … immediate time. And ah, It’s been an absolute pleasure, ah, talking to people, and hearing what they have to say. And these skills with video editing and YouTube it’s all been knew to me also, so ah, it’s fun to learn.

STICK NEWS

Kia Ora, in Stick News today, Dumbledore is gay. On Friday night the author of the Harry Potter series announced that one of the main characters in the series plays for the other team.

Dumbledore is the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
On the 19th of October J.K. Rowling was speaking in New York City. A fan asked her whether Dumbledore finds “true love”. She answered, “Dumbledore is gay.”
She said that he had fallen in love with another character, who did not return his affections. And that love, was his great tragedy.
The audience at the time first gasped, then clapped.
Since Friday, Potter fans around the world have discussed the news. CNN reported some were dismayed, others indifferent, and most were supportive.
One fan said Rowling calling a character gay would make wonderful strides in tolerance toward homosexuality.
“By dubbing someone so respected, so talented and so kind, as someone who just happens to be also homosexual, she’s reinforcing the idea that a person’s gayness is not something of which they should be ashamed.”

And that was Stick News for Monday the 22nd of October.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
#332 Why are you studying business?

Step 1: Repeat Sarah’s lines.
Step 2: Read Sarah’s lines and talk to Jeremy.

Sarah Why are you studying business?

Jeremy For myself, I think business makes sense. Ah, I’ve always been a little bit entrepreneurial in my thinking. Sort of, what can I do, ah, to create my own type of employment. I don’t do that all the time but I think the skills I’m learning in business is going to ultimately assist whatever game plan I, or life plan I, I choose to go down. Ah, I didn’t want to go to university right after high school, so I didn’t. Um, so I’m sort of more of a mature student right now, well for age at least. And, ah, yeah, when I looked at what do I want to take, I figured business was the practical way of, the practical thing to do, I guess you could say.

Sarah And you’re in your fourth year?

Jeremy Fourth year here at ah … of Acadia studies, but this is actually only my second year on campus. There’s a college down the road in Kentville and I went there, got a financial services diploma, and I was able to transfer here into third year, last year. So, ah, I’m in fourth year at Acadia, but it’s only my second year here.

Sarah What do you want to do after you graduate?

Jeremy That’s always the question people ask students. And, ah, ideally I’ll stay here in Wolfville. I’m from the West Coast, a suburb of Vancouver. And I moved out here about five years ago. And, I love it out here, I think Wolfville’s a great little community. And in one of my classes right now actually, at Acadia, I’m developing a business plan. Um, I’ll be doing that all year. And if things work well and if the plan, you know, ah, is well thought out, then I’m going to try to establish this project this summer. And, so that will give me a short term plan for, you know, immediately after school, during the summer. And then we’ll see if it can go from there.
I’m sure there’s ways I can stay in Wolfville, and be involved, and have it financially make sense also.

Sarah Can you tell us about it or is it a secret?

Jeremy Well no, it’s not secret. I mean I don’t like to talk about it too much because, you know, it puts up expectation. But, um, at the same time I’m kind of excited about the possibility of starting a town walking tour, idea. Wolfville is such a picturesque, community, tourist type of town. And although the tourism numbers have been going down in, in recent years,
I still think there would be a market out there for people willing to know more about the town when they come to visit. And so if I can provide a guided walking tour of the, ah, cultural, historical ah business aspects of the town. Then I think people will pay for that service. And it would be very enjoyable for myself because it just involves talking to people, really. And that works for me.

Sarah What do you like about Wolfville?

Jeremy It’s the sense of community that’s here. Every Saturday morning there’s a Wolfville Farmers’ Market. Throughout half the year, like the summer months, it’s outside. And the other half of the year it’s here on campus in the BAC. Ah, or in the SUB, the Student Union Building, sorry.
Ah, and what do I like about Wolfville? I like going, standing right in the middle of the market, looking around and just breathing it all in. Because you see people ah, buying from local farmers, their produce, their vegetables. There’s live music, there’s, there’s people with smiles on their faces. There’s a sense of community that, ah, is elsewhere, you can find this in other places also. But no where have I been that it’s most … um, I don’t know, welcoming, as here in Wolfville.
There is such a great dynamic from townspeople and university. Ah, there’s like, what, 3000 students, about 3000 community members. So it’s a great mix. It’s somewhat of a transient town, in the sense that you do get people coming in for brief amounts of time. And make friends and then you say goodbye real fast. But ah, you know, that’s what makes it enjoyable also. There’s always people coming and going because of the university and because of the university and because of the facilities that are in place here.
It might be in rural Nova Scotia but it’s about an hours drive to the city.
And I’ve never felt trapped or bored and those are good things for a young person to, to not feel.

notes

plays for the other team = is homosexual

stride = a long, decisive step

dub = give an unofficial name or nickname to

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.
This is a quote by Dumbledore. (Used in today’s STICK NEWS picture).
More quotes from Dumbledore here.

does not do to = it is not a good idea to
to dwell on = think, speak, or write at length about

links

today’s news
today’s STICK NEWS pictures

Dumbledore (Wikipedia)

music

show start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: La note en cage
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws start
artist: San Sebastian
track: Happy Sad
artist site

qa start
artist: Manu Cornet
album: Distance & Temps
track: Silk Road
from: Paris, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: Carlos Rives
album: Improvisaciones
track: Noesis 4

from: Andratx, Spain
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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Show 530 Monday 15 October

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Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.

Today’s guest is the president of Acadia University. Her name is Gail.
We were quite lucky to score an interview with her because she’s pretty busy. We caught up with her just before she left on a trip to China.
I asked her about the trip and she said that she was going to 5 cities in 10 days and she was going to be meeting Alumni and visiting schools.

We do have many Chinese students now and we would like more students to come from China. So I will be visiting different schools who have sent students to Acadia and I want to thank them for sending students to Acadia.

STICK NEWS

Kia Ora in Stick News today the Chinese government announced an extra 4 million people will be relocated from their homes to make way for one of largest dams in the world. Around 1.4 million people have already been displaced.

In 1919, some people in China decided to build a huge dam. The project suffered delays due to factors such as war and limited resources.
Construction finally started on December 14th, 1994.
It is now the largest hydroelectric river dam in the world.
So far the government has helped an estimated 1.4 million people move to make way for the dam.
On Saturday, they announced an extra 4 million people need to move.
Wikipedia says it’s still uncertain when the dam will be fully operational.
When it’s completed, it will be the largest hydroelectric power station in the world.
If it was fully operational now, it would support about 3% of the total electricity consumption in China.
When completed, it’s expected to lessen the frequency of big downstream flooding from once every 10 years to once every 100 years.

And that was Stick News for Monday the 15th of October.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
#328 What does your job involve?

Step 1: Repeat Sarah’s lines.
Step 2: Read Sarah’s lines and talk to Gail.

Sarah What does your job involve?

Gail Well, I’m in charge, in a sense, of the daily running of the university. And … but I have a team, of vice presidents and directors to assist me in that. Because the job of the president has changed. in many regards, over the last few years. And, for instance now, we’re in the middle of a 50 million dollar campaign.
And a big piece of my job is, is asking for money. So, I travel to where alumni are. And ah, I also do a lot of student recruitment. Because when a president shows up at a high school, high schools will let you in, which they won’t do if just a recruiter shows up. So I very much enjoy – I used to teach high school, so I very much enjoy visiting different high schools, visiting with our alumni around the world. In China, in Beijing, I’ll be meeting with a group of alumni. And I’m going to be visiting schools, who have been sending students to Acadia for many, many years. So it’s the perfect kind of trip for me.

Sarah You’ve worked at many different universities. What do you think is special about Acadia?

Gail I think the very close interaction faculty and students have. And the opportunity for students to do research as undergraduate students. Ah, most places you just can’t do that. And our students get that opportunity, the honours students get that opportunity to do significant publishable research – whether in science or the professional areas or the arts. And that’s one of the most special things for me.
I think the location is also wonderful. I think the small town lets you, lets you form friendships that you keep for your lifetime.
Ah, it’s not like going to school in a big city which sometimes even resembles high school where you commute. You know, go on the subway, show up, take a class, and leave.
Here people are very, very engaged all the time. Both inside the classroom and out.
And I think that’s what’s special about it.

Sarah Why do you think it’s a good place for international students?

Gail Again, because of the small town environment, it’s very safe. Ah, Wolfville welcomes international students. Um, I mean, you can walk down Main Street, you know, we have two streets, but you can walk down it and you’ll see a mix of international students as if you’re in downtown Toronto. And ah, and again I think it’s a place where international students can meet others from around the world, as well as Canadian students. And be able to concentrate on their studies. Not have to worry about all the different things, I mean, if they live in residence – and we’d like to see more of the international students living in residence – you get a wonderful experience and don’t have to worry about cooking. And, ah, and get to know people that you’d never get to meet anywhere else. So I think for international students in particular, it’s , it’s a wonderful place to come.

Sarah What is your vision for Acadia for the future?

Gail Um, I think our niche and an important niche for Canada is that we remain a relatively small undergraduate university. It’s good to have a few graduate programs.
But I think as an undergraduate university which concentrates on traditional age students. Gives them a wonderful classroom experience, gives them a very rich life outside the classroom. I mean, we have, we’ve got something like 65 clubs. We tell the students if you don’t find a club you like, create your own. A few years ago some girls … wanted to ride and they created an equestrian club. Because there are horses you can rent nearby. And now we have 60 students in our equestrian club.
And, so, it’s a place where you can discover yourself, it’s a place where you can try things and you don’t have to be afraid of failing. And that’s what I think Acadia should always be.
Ah, we want, again, more students from around the world. I’d like to see our Acadia students travel the world as well, as part of their educational experience. Go away for the semester, go away for the summer. Have the chance to travel.
So, those are my visions for the future.

notes

Her name is Gail.

Gail Dinter-Gottlieb would normally be called “Dr. Dinter-Gottlieb” or “Dr. Gail Dinter-Gottlieb”. TDES style is to use first names, so I stuck with that.

links

today’s news
today’s STICK NEWS pictures

Dr. Gail Dinter-Gottleib
Dr. Gail Dinter-Gottleib at Wikipedia

music

show start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: La note en cage
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws start
artist: San Sebastian
track: Happy Sad
artist site

qa start
artist: Manu Cornet
album: Distance & Temps
track: Silk Road
from: Paris, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm

artist: Carlos Rives
album: Improvisaciones
track: Noesis 1
from: Andratx, Spain
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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Show 524 Tuesday 9 October

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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.
Today’s guest is Mike. He’s in his fourth year at Acadia and he’s studying history. He also writes for the student newspaper. And I asked him if it was difficult to find the time to write for the paper and study at the same time.

If I want to become the student that my mum wants me to become, yes, definitely.
But if I want to be the, ah, the journalist student that I’d like to become, it’s surprisingly easy. Once you just decide to go and do it.

STICK NEWS

Kia Ora in Stick News today, New Zealand is in a state of shock after their national rugby team, the All Blacks, were beaten in the quarterfinals of the World Cup.

New Zealand’s national sport is rugby union. The national rugby union team is called the All Blacks.
It says in Wikipedia that the All Blacks are a formidable power in international rugby and are the top-ranked team in the world.
The Rugby World Cup has been held every four years since 1987. The All Blacks were the first ever champions and they finished in the top four in the next three tournaments. But this year, they were eliminated in quarter-finals.
On Sunday, the All Blacks lost to France. The New Zealand Herald said: It was a case of gut-wrenching deja vu for the Kiwis with the French repeating the second-half comeback that saw them eliminate the All Blacks in the 1999 World Cup.
Since Sunday, thousands of people have commented under the question on the NZ Herald site: Why do you think the All Blacks lost?
Many blame the team’s arrogance or the ref. While other’s suggested people stop moaning.
It’s a game, one person wrote, – nobody dropped bombs on innocent NZ families, Mt Ruapehu did not blow half the North Island away. New Zealand is a beautiful, lucky country with much more to be proud of than rugby – sad that so many Kiwis are still too All Black-blind to see past an oval ball.

And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 9th of October.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
#324 Why are you studying history?

Step 1: Repeat Sarah’s lines.
Step 2: Read Sarah’s lines and talk to Mike.

Sarah Why did you choose Acadia?

Mike I chose Acadia because I knew the area. It was familiar. I knew that it was an excellent school. And, ah, my parents went here, so, ah, there’s a history of it.

Sarah Why are you studying history?

Mike Ah, because I’m not good at science. I’m absolutely terrible with numbers. I don’t have the drive for business. Ah, but I read a lot of books and watch a lot of movies. Um, it was either history or … work at a burger joint.

Sarah What do you want to do after you graduate?

Mike Ah, I intend on either becoming a journalist. Ah, hopefully an online journalist, like a professional blogger. Or hopefully just get published and be able to live off of just writing. You know, fiction, ah, scripts, comedy, whatever.

Sarah What do you do at the student newspaper?

Mike Ah, I’m the opinions editor there. I pretty much just write about student politics or national politics or sometimes international politics. Anything that is considered a hot button issue in any way.

Sarah What do you most enjoy writing about?

Mike I definitely enjoy writing about politics. Um, but, mostly I enjoy culture. Like writing about different culture, my own culture, ah, counter cultures, sub cultures. Ah, just the way that others express themselves. The way that ah, others express themselves, the way that I express myself. It’s just, it’s so interesting, so I definitely am a culture writer.

Sarah What would you like to write a book about?

Mike I would like to write a book … I’ve, I’ve always answered time travel. Not in a scientific manner or a serious manner. But just because I don’t think people have had enough fun with the concept yet. You could definitely do a good 800 pages of completely ridiculous comedy about time travel.

notes

a burger joint = a fast food shop selling burgers

joint (noun, informal) an establishment of a particular kind

off of – this is North American grammar. In NZ we just say “off” – “… be able to live off just writing”.

hot button (noun, North American) an issue that is highly charged emotionally or politically

links

today’s news

today’s STICK NEWS pictures

Rugby World Cup results

All Blacks – Wikipedia

ABs at the World Cup – Wikipedia

music

show start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: La note en cage
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws start
artist: San Sebastian
track: Happy Sad
artist site

qa start
artist: Manu Cornet
album: Distance & Temps
track: Silk Road
from: Paris, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: Olga Scotland
album: Scotland Yard
track: New Year Evening

from: Moscow, Russia
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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Show 516 Monday 1 October

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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.

Today’s guest is Rick from China. Rick is studying English here at Acadia. And one of the things I asked him was why he chose to study in Canada.

At the beginning my parents decide to let me go abroad to study. The, the agent gave my parents three, three choice. One is British, Australia and Canada. And my parents think Canada may be good, better than the other two countries. So, prefer Canada, yeah.

STICK NEWS

Kia Ora this is Stick News. Today Japan began privatizing the postal service. The process will take ten years.

The postal service in Japan is called (日本郵政公社, Nippon Yūsei Kōsha) or Japan Post in English.
Japan Post offers postal and package delivery services, banking services, and life insurance.
Wikipedia says Japan Post runs the world’s largest postal savings system, has over 400,000 employees and runs 24,700 post offices throughout Japan.
Japan Post is now being privatized. The privatization process began today with step one – reorganizing Japan Post into four businesses under a holding company. The four firms provide banking, insurance, mail delivery and over-the-counter services.
The government is still involved the group. It now owns a 100% stake in Japan Post Holdings Co but over the next ten years will be selling a portion of the shares to the public.

And that was Stick News for Monday the 1st of October.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
#319 Whereabouts in China are you from?

Step 1: Repeat Sarah’s lines.
Step 2: Read Sarah’s lines and talk to Rick.

Sarah Whereabouts in China are you from?

Rick My hometown is Nanjing. It’s a city near Shanghai.

Sarah How long have you been in Canada?

Rick I have been to China, Canada for about 4 weeks.

Sarah How long are you going to stay?

Rick It’s the first year I come to Acadia University. It’s a language program. And I wish I can pass it and continue my business maybe five or four years.

Sarah What do you think of Wolfville?

Rick Wolfvillle is not a big town. I think living here is very convenience and comfortable. Not so much air pollution. And the people here are very kind heart, friendly. I like here.

Sarah Why did you choose the name Rick?

Rick It’s a little funny story. That’s ah … in China that my classmate called me a famous soccer player, Argentina, Román, Román Riquelme, so I prefer the Rick from Riquelme.

Sarah Where are you staying?

Rick I stay in a home stay family.

Sarah Is it near the university?

Rick Yes, ten minutes walking.

Sarah Do you think your English has improved since you’ve been here?

Rick Yes, absolutely, that I think my English improve.

Sarah What do you think is a good way to study English?

Rick Just never relax yourself. If you find, it’s relax, oh, I have so many leisure time to do so many things such as watching movie and so on, that you must missed something. Something important. And if you want to study English very well there is so many things waiting for you. Yeah, like recovery sentence, anything. Not only the teacher ask you to do. You need to find something by yourself.

links

today’s news
today’s STICK NEWS pictures

Japan Post at Wikipedia

Nanjing

music

show start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: La note en cage
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws start
artist: San Sebastian
track: Happy Sad
artist site

qa start
artist: Manu Cornet
album: Distance & Temps
track: Silk Road
from: Paris, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: Fabio Basile
album: Mabbit
track: The Carousel Beginning
from: Verona, Italy
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site
YouTube channel

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Show 509 Monday 24 September

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Deutsch

Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.Today we scored an interview with the president!
Kyle is the president of the Acadia Students’ Union. And he’s also a student, so the first question I asked him was:

What are you studying?

I’m a French major, doing a minor in political science and math.

STICK NEWS

Kia Ora in Stick News today, Virgin Mobile is being sued after they used a photo of a 16-year-old girl in an ad campaign, without asking for her permission.

Virgin Mobile Australia is a mobile phone company based in Sydney, Australia.
Their latest national advertising campaign is called ‘Are You With Us Or What?’
For the campaign, they used images from Flickr, without asking for permission from the people in the photos.
One image was of a 16-year-old girl from Texas.
The photo was taken by an acquaintance, who then posted it on his Flickr page. He chose a Creative Commons license that allows others to use the photo, if they credit the photographer.
The ad features the photo of the girl doing a peace sign, with one of the campaign slogans, “Dump your pen friend”.

In the lawsuit, the girl’s family says the experience damaged her reputation, exposed her to ridicule from her peers and scrutiny from people who can now Google her.

And that was Stick News for Monday the 24th of September.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
#314 How did you win the election?

Step 1: Repeat Sarah’s lines.
Step 2: Read Sarah’s lines and talk to Kyle.

Sarah Why did you decide to run for president?

Kyle Um, I guess a lot of it had to do with, ah, the fact that I’m, I’m pretty passionate about the student body here and about Acadia University itself. And, ah, I had been a president in one of the residences and I just figured that I could take a lot of things to like a higher level. So that’s why I did it.

Sarah How did you win the election?

Kyle Um, a two week campaign. Um, we did a lot of posters, a lot of signage.
A lot of just talking to general people and trying to get them, you know, excited about what we, what we had to offer. Um, I ran with two different people, so it was kind of like a slate. Um, but ah yeah, it was basically just a lot of really mad campaigning and ah, a lot of sleepless nights and ah, we went from there.

Sarah What does your job involve?

Kyle Basically, as a president of the organization I oversee all the services that the union provides. I oversee the executive. Um, but I am responsible to the student body at large. So, I’m kind of the bottom of the food chain. Um, so, I’m directed by the students as to what they want me to do. Um, but I also represent the union to national government, provincial governments, ah, to the administration.

Sarah Do you enjoy the job?

Kyle Love it. Every minute of it. I mean some days can be pretty stressful and I’ll go home and I’ll just be, “Oh, why did I even try to do this.” But then an hour later you’ll realize just like how awesome it was and how much of a, you know, an effect you had on the general student body just in that day.

Sarah What do you most enjoy about it?

Kyle Um, the interaction with people. I’m a people person so I love being able to chat and talk with people. So, getting to meet new people on a daily basis is really neat. And, ah, also ah, you know, being able to kind of connect yourself with alumni and the board of governors and those people are really neat to, you know, to be able to engage yourself with every day.

Sarah What are the issues that students most complain about?

Kyle Right now, it’s obviously faculty negotiations. Ah, that’s something that we hearing a lot of and something we’re campaigning about right now, trying to build awareness on. Um, there’s not really many other issues at this time. It’s so early in the year, so it’s really hard to gauge what the issues are going to be. Ah, but typically during the year, I mean, there aren’t really many complaints heard. It’s usually it’s just like an individual having, you know, one issue with something that can be taken care of pretty quick.

Sarah What would you most like to improve at Acadia?

Kyle Um, communication. And that was something that we set out in our goals in our campaign was that we wanted to communicate better and, you know, invent new ways of doing so.
So, I mean, we started, you know, with a big blitz with Facebook this year obviously that’s the big thing. Ah, podcasting, videocasts. Um, I mean this week we have a general meeting of the student body. Which we can get 140 people to go to. So that’s a huge thing. Really getting all the students involved this year and that was something we really wanted to do.

Sarah Do you want to be a politician?

Kyle Um, it’s lurked in my mind. A couple of times. Ah, I don’t really know if it’s something that … I more or less want to be a teacher, that’s kind of what I’m going for. But if the opportunity ever presented itself, I’d sure take it up.

links

today’s news

today’s STICK NEWS pictures

Kyle Steele – president of the Acadia Students’ Union

music

show start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: La note en cage
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws start
artist: San Sebastian
track: Happy Sad
artist site

qa start
artist: Manu Cornet
album: Distance & Temps
track: Silk Road
from: Paris, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: XL Ant
album: XL Ant
track: Reality (Chill Out mix)

album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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Show 502 Monday 17 September

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Deutsch

Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.Today’s guest is Susanne. She’s one of the English language teachers here at Acadia. She has been teaching English for about 12 years and she’s been at Acadia for one year. I asked her why she decided to teach English.

I actually was tutoring Korean students while I was living in Canada way back in ninety … 1996. And at the time I thought I really wanted to visit Korea. So, my first choice was to go to Korea. So I went to Korea for a year and I really enjoyed it. And so then I went to Japan and taught. And so in between the time I was I was tutoring as well. So, teaching in Canada and Korea and Japan and now back in Canada.

STICK NEWS

Kia Ora in Stick News today, a 22-year-old Canadian was one of the survivors of Sunday’s plane crash in Phuket, Thailand.

On September 17th at 2:30pm flight 269 departed from Bangkok.
The plane was carrying 123 passengers and 7 crew members.
It was due to land in Phuket at 3:50pm.
There were strong winds and heavy rain and moments before landing, the plane crashed and burst into flames.
Eighty nine people died.
A 22-year-old from BC was one of the lucky ones who managed to escape.
She said the guy behind her kicked in a window or a door. He kept kicking it until it finally opened.
“If it hadn’t opened,” she said, “we would have died. It was dark and smoky. I felt like I was going to pass out.”

And that was Stick News for Monday the 17th of September.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
#309 Why did you choose Acadia?

Step 1: Repeat Sarah’s lines.
Step 2: Read Sarah’s lines and talk to Susanne.

Sarah How different is teaching in Japan, Korea and Canada?

Susanne Actually teaching in Korea and in Japan were quite similar because I taught the same kind of classes. Like, I taught children’s classes and business classes – I went to companies and taught at companies, and just regular adult classes.
But teaching in Canada is very, very different. Because the style of teaching here is, I think quite similar like teaching like grade 12 English.
So it’s a different style of teaching. It’s not so much teaching ESL, it’s more teaching EUP or EAP which is English for academic purposes. So it’s very different teaching here in Canada than my teaching experience overseas.

Sarah Why did you choose Acadia?

Susanne Because I went to Acadia and I graduated from Acadia in 93 and love this university and it’s close to my home town anyway. And I’ve always wanted to work here.

Sarah Where are most of the students from?

Susanne Here at Acadia? Actually they’re mostly from China. Um, mostly from China and quite a few from Korea and Japan. Quite a few from Saudi Arabia, or like the Arabian countries, but mostly from China.

Sarah Are the students from the different countries very different?

Susanne No. Really, very similar. And I think they’re probably surprised to realize that as well. Like, because you’ll have a group of students working together and you’ll forget that they’re actually from four or five different countries. They’re all working together, very similar kind of attitudes. So, basically, for the most part, they’re all very similar.

Sarah Why did you love studying at Acadia?

Susanne Because I grew up in a small town, so studying at Acadia is … studying here in Wolfville is like being in small town. And I really like the atmosphere, love the small town atmosphere. It’s close to home. And the university itself is really close and you can become much closer with your professors. I actually studied at Del Housie for two years in Halifax. And that’s a very large university and it felt very impersonal. But I decided to come here to finish my last two years. And it was very personal and much more intimate experience. So, loved it much more.

Sarah What do you most enjoy about teaching?

Susanne I really enjoy it when students get it. When they get something that they don’t understand and when they’re asking and I’m explaining it and when they finally get it and you can see it in your face. I think that’s what makes me enjoy it.

notes

to get = to understand

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music

show start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: La note en cage
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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artist: San Sebastian
track: Happy Sad
artist site

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artist: Manu Cornet
album: Distance & Temps
track: Silk Road
from: Paris, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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artist: HOTEL 7
album: HOTEL 7
track: jas
from: Milano, Italy
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
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Show 495 Monday 10 September

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Deutsch

Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.Today is our first show at Acadia University. And our guest today is a student from Acadia. And our first Chinese guest too.
His English name is Allen. And I’m going to try and say his Chinese name too: Wu Xue Heng. This is him saying it: Wu Xue Heng.

Allen has been studying at Acadia for a year.
The first thing I asked him was why he chose this university.

When I studied at high school, um, most of my teachers from Canada.
And my head teacher is from Nova Scotia. And she introd… ah introduced this university for me. And he said it’s a … really good university, which is good for students to get basic ability. And, and for the high school students, they will a… they will get into the environment for like this, Nova Scotia and Wolfville. They will get into the environment soon. And it’s a really friendly place.

STICK NEWS

Kia Ora in Stick News today The Daily English Show has moved yet again. For the next month TDES world headquarters will be located in a small town in Nova Scotia.

The Daily English Show started out in Honshu, Japan, in April 2006. Later that year the show moved to Hokkaido. And in May 2007, The Daily English Show world domination tour part one kicked off. First stop: Canada.
Soon after touching down in Canada, a major bidding war started amongst several top Canadian universities who were desperate to host The Daily English Show.
Acadia University came out on top and in September the entire TDES crew flew to Halifax.
The Daily English Show studio and world headquarters is now located inside a building called Fountain Commons.
Due to security concerns, TDES studio was given a code name: 139 Breakout Room.

And that was Stick News for Monday the 10th of September.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
#304 What do you think of Acadia?

Step 1: Repeat Sarah’s lines.
Step 2: Read Sarah’s lines and talk to Allen.

Sarah What do you think of Acadia?

Allen Well, actually I like this place very much cause once I get to a airport, I found that the environment here is really good. Ah, like lakes, forest and the … ah, with a small town in the nice island. And I like Acadia cos the people at here is very friendly. And most of them will smile when we walk in the street. And the .. the whole place with the study … the students like hold a book and walk in the street and talk about the class they have. That’s why I really like the place.

Sarah Is it very different from your home town?

Allen Yeah, the technology, and the, the way we, the way teachers teach their students is total difference. In China it’s only for um, tests or some exam. But at, ah, Acadia, I mean Canada, the school, why they teach the students is for their ability and they try to give students their knowledge to get into the society.

Sarah What’s the most difficult thing about English?

Allen Ah, actually I hate grammar. And I think my reading is the … is on the lowest level. And my speaking or writing is … not bad.

Sarah How do you enjoy studying?

Allen Well I always imagine that with this English level I c… what I can get and what I can know with my friends and the communication with the students come from, from different countries. And that will make me very exciting.

Sarah Have you made many friends here?

Allen Yeah, ah, most of them from Asia, like Japan, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.

Sarah What are your plans for the future?

Allen Well I think I gonna be a designer, like fine arts. And if my parents hope me can study for the marketing business. I think I should do what I want.

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today’s STICK NEWS pictures

Acadia links

Study English at Acadia University

Acadia University

Acadia’s YouTube channel

Acadia University bar: The Axe Lounge

Acadia University student newspaper: The Athenaeum

musicshow start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: La note en cage
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws start
artist: San Sebastian
track: Happy Sad
artist site

qa start
artist: Manu Cornet
album: Distance & Temps
track: Silk Road
from: Paris, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm

artist: Manu Cornet
album: Distance & Temps
track: Uonin’s Piece

from: Paris, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
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