Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show. Today we’re studying another scene from the movie Ace Venture: Pet Detective.
This scene is near the start of the movie when he arrives home and his landlord talks to him about rent.
It’s a pretty funny scene and there’s some useful language to learn.
If you ever say hello to the wrong person when you answer the phone, or maybe when you’re opening the door, you could say: Oh, I'm sorry, you sounded like someone else.
As soon as is also a useful phrase to remember.
Ace says to his landlord: As soon as I find this bird, you're paid!
You could say something like this to your boss: As soon as I finish this, I’ll start working on it.
And one more thing. Ace’s landlord says to him: Just don't let me catch you with an animal in here, that's all!
Don’t let me catch you basically means don’t do something because if you do it, you’re going to be in big trouble.
Kia ora in Stick News today an Australian airline is selling flights in New Zealand for $1.
Jetstar Airways is a low cost airline based in Melbourne, Australia.The airline is about to start domestic flights in New Zealand. To promote the new service they offered cheap flights for a limited time. The New Zealand Herald quoted one customer saying she managed to get a $13 each way fare from Auckland to Wellington return but she was charged an additional $80 credit card fee and $20 booking fee.“I didn't go ahead with my booking,”she said.
And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 17th of February. Kia ora.
I have to say last year, um, I was just teaching children last year and we had school groups that would come over. So we’d have a … an instructor would have a group of say nine or ten children for the week. And I think my last … my worst disaster last year was when I had one of my students, um, fall on her last day. And she, um, she claimed of a very sore neck and couldn’t move. And so we … you know, panic set in and we had to fly a helicopter out to … have her, you know, sent off to hospital. And we were pretty concerned about it. Um, but we actually at the, at the end of the evening when everyone was having their disco, she’d just got some ice down her neck and she’d just got cold. So, we’d sent out the helicopter and there was this worry for, for nothing in the end. But, that’s, that’s kids for you.
Word of the Day
Today’s word is snoop.
v. informal, disapproving to find out private things about sb, especially by looking secretly around a place
But I think his snoop is short for Snoopy, not because he snoops around.
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Watch this scene from 7:57
Landlord Ventura? ベンチュラ？
Ace Yes, Satan? Oh, I'm sorry, sir. You sounded like someone else. 悪魔さん、なんですか？ これは失礼しました。 他の人の声だと思いました。
Landlord Never mind the wisecracks Ventura. (cough) You owe me rent! くだらない冗談はいらん。 家賃がまだだそ！
Ace Mr. Shickadance, I told you, you're my first priority. I’m on a very big case right now. Check this out. Look at that. That’s a true albino pigeon. Some rich guy lost it, he’s offering a 25,000 dollar reward. As soon as I find this bird, you're paid! Shickadanceさん、前に言ったとおり、あなたを最優先しています。 私は今、大きな事件を担当しています。 これを見て下さい。 これはある金持ちが逃がしてしまった純粋なアルビノの鳩ですが、捕まえたら賞金２万５千ドルくれるのです。 この鳩を見つけたら、即お支払いしますよ！
Landlord I heard animals in there Ventura! I heard 'em again this morning, scratching around. お前の部屋から動物の声が聞こえたぞ！ 今朝もひっかき回っているのが聞こえた。
Ace I never bring my work home with me, sir. 仕事を家に持ち込まないたちですけど。
Landlord Oh, yeah? What's all this pet food for? そうか？ じゃあこのペットフードは何に使う？
Ace Fiber. Wanna take a look inside? Come on. Come on! Go ahead. Snoop around! Well … are you satisfied? 食物繊維。 中を見ますか？ どうぞ、さあどうぞ！ じっくり見回ってみてください！ もう満足しましたか？
Landlord Just don't let me catch you with an animal in here, that's all! ここはペット禁止だからな！
Ace All right. Take care now. Bye-bye, then. Looser. よーく分かりました。 ではお元気で。 バイバイ。 バーカ。