Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.
Today we’re going to study a scene from the movie King Kong.
King Kong came out in 1933, I’m sure you’ve heard of it, it’s about a massive gorilla called Kong.
Wikipedia says the movie is notable for its ground-breaking stop motion animation.
It says: much of what is done today with CGI animation has its conceptual roots in the stop motion animation that was pioneered in King Kong.
So it was ground-breaking then, but it’s kind of funny for us to watch now because animation has come a long way since then.
The scene we’re going to do today is near the start of the movie.
The movie starts in New York, and there’s a film director and he’s looking for an actress to star in his latest film but he’s having trouble finding one, so he decides to walk around New York looking for a girl. And then he happens to see a girl who is getting caught stealing an apple.
Then the film director pays the shopkeeper and then takes the girl – whose name is Ann – to a café and buys her some food and then he asks her to be in his latest movie.
And the scene we’re doing today is in the café.
Kia Ora, in Stick News today Barack Obama raised 31.3 million dollars in April.
Barack Obama is an American politician who wants to be the next president.
Running a presidential campaign in the United States costs a lot of money.
Obama’s campaign has released its financial report for April.
They raised $31.3 million.
The amount was less than the $42.84 million they raised in March.
But the campaign said they had 200,000 new donors in April and 93 percent of the contributions were $100 or less.
And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 20th of May.
Word Of The Day
Today’s word is shabby.
Shabby is an adjective which is used to describe buildings, clothes, objects etc to mean in poor condition because they have been used a lot.
It’s also used to describe a person who is badly dressed in clothes that have been worn a lot.
conversations with sarah
It's the thrill of a lifetime（０’１２秒から）
Yes, thank you. You’re very kind.
Don't you fool yourself. I'm not bothering about you just out of kindness. How did you ever get into this fix?
勘違いしないでくれ。 別に親切心だけで助けた訳じゃない。 なぜこんな状況に陥ったんだね？
Bad luck I guess. But then there are lots of girls like me.
Not many with your looks.
I can get by in good clothes, all right. But when a girl gets too shabby ...
I'm supposed to have an uncle someplace.
You ever do any acting?
I used to do extra work now and then over on Long Island. The studio’s closed now.
What's your name?
Fine. I've got a job for you. The costumes on the ship will fit you. The Broadway shops are still open. I can get some clothes for you there. Come on.
よし、君に仕事をあげよう。 船のあのコスチュームは君にフィットするだろう。 ブロードウェイの店はまだ開いてる。 そこで服を買ってあげるよ。 さあ、行こう。
But, but what is it?
It's money, and adventure, and fame. It's the thrill of a lifetime. And a long sea-voyage that starts at six o’clock tomorrow morning.
fix n. (informal) a difficult or awkward situation
(I don't use this word. I'm not sure how commonly it's used by others.)
get by is a phrasal verb which means: to manage to live or do a particular thing using the money, knowledge, equipment, etc. that you have
eg How's your Italian? It's not great, but I can get by.
Show 738 Tuesday 20 May
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