Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.
The 22nd of April is Earth Day. You might have heard of it – it started in 1970.
I was looking at some Earth Day videos on YouTube and I saw one which was a guy asking people what they were going to do on Earth Day.
So I thought I would make a video and say what I was going to do.
First I had to think of something to do. Because I wanted to do something that I don’t normally do ... because I normally try and live in a fairly environmentally friendly way anyway.
So, this is what I’m going to do ... instead of having a bath at home, I’m going to go to an onsen or a public bath, because that’ll save some energy. And I’m going to walk there of course. It’s not that far, it’ll only take about an hour. And I’m also going to go to bed early so I can save power by not using lights.
And that’s all I can think of so far. Sorry, it’s not that interesting. But if you have any better suggestions for something to do on Earth Day ... please tell me.
Kia Ora, in Stick News today, Harry Potter star Emma Watson turned 18 yesterday. For her birthday she got 10.5 million pounds.
Emma Watson was born on the 15th of April 1990 in Paris.
Emma’s parents are English and when she was five she moved back to England.
In 1999 she was cast as Hermione in the film adaption of the book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
The film was released in 2001.
Emma has now starred in five Harry Potter movies and will also be in the last two.
She has made more than 10 million pounds acting in the films. Yesterday was her 18th birthday and she now has access to her fortune.
And that was Stick News for Thursday the 17th of April.
Word Of The Day
Today’s word is parvenu.
This is the first time someone has suggested a word too, thank you.
I’d never heard of this word before.
It means: a person from a low social or economic position who has suddenly become rich or powerful.
And it says: formal, disapproving.
So, do you remember that woman on Titanic who had recently become rich and the other rich snobby people kind of looked down on her? Maybe this is the kind of word that they would use about her.
conversations with sarah
Do you recycle?
What do you normally do for the earth?
Mmm, well if I buy something I normally take my own bag to the shop. And I try to avoid buying stuff which has a lot of packaging.
Do you recycle?
Yeah. Well, you have to in Japan. There’s like a million different categories you have to sort everything into. It’s good.
うん、やってる。 日本ではそれが義務だしね。 様々なカテゴリーに分別しないといけない。 とても良い事。
Does everyone do it?
Yeah, pretty much. I guess some people put it out without following the instructions properly, but I think most people do it.
How often do they pick up the rubbish?
Almost every day.
Yeah, it’s something different every day.
Tomorrow is nama gomi, which is like food scraps. That’s twice a week, every Monday and Friday.
Well, Earth Day is over now. I went to the onsen (hot spring) - it was great. I haven't been to an onsen for ages ... I'd forgotten how good they are. I should go more often.
What did you do on Earth Day?
Thanks for the word suggestion Henrik!
Feel free to suggest a word. Leave a comment, or email: thedailyenglishshow★gmail.com
Show 705 Thursday 17 April
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