Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show. Today we’re studying a short scene from a movie called 21 which came out in 2008. I haven’t seen the movie but it doesn’t sound that great. It’s something about gambling.
Anyway, in this scene, a girl is inviting a guy somewhere and he refuses.
She invites him by saying: you should. She says: I think you should come to Vegas.
In this scene, it’s a pretty strong invitation – or suggestion - mostly because of the emotional music and her body language. But using should doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a strong invitation.
Should is also used just to be friendly, like this:
We’re having a few drinks on Saturday night. You should come over. Oh, I can’t this weekend. I’ve got a lot of work to do. Oh well, maybe next time. I’ll let you know when we do it again.
And should can also be used to strongly suggest something, like this:
Oh, Matt called while you were out and he said it was urgent, so you should probably call him back asap.
Kia ora in Stick News today a welfare cheat in New Zealand was busted thanks to Facebook.
Lauren Kaney is a 22-year-old woman who lives in Mount Maunganui. She has been living with the father of her 2-year-old son and was able to receive $140 a week in social welfare benefits. But she wanted more money. So she lied and said that she was single so she could get $480 a week. The NZ Herald reported investigators found the truth after checking her Bebo and Facebook pages. She was sentenced to four months' home detention and 200 hours of community service.
And that was Stick News for Tuesday 31st of March. Kia ora.
What’s the difference between powder skis and regular skis?
It’s basically the width of the ski. So, a, um, a slalom ski, my slalom skis are 67 cms at the waist. And what the means is whilst they’re on piste, they do a, they do a nice short turn for you because it’s got a, there’s a big, quite a big arc in the ski and, um, because it’s nice and thin at the waist what it means is the actual radius of the turn is shorter. So when we’re on piste it makes those short turns nice and, nice and easy. Um, but when we start to go into the deeper snow, into the powder, because the waist is so thin, it tends to sink very deep in the snow. Now the opposite of that of course is a powder ski where you have quite a wide waist, maybe, sort of, maybe, some of them are 120 cms at the waist. So we’re getting on for double the waist of a slalom ski. And when they’re on piste, they’ll really skate around. It’s very difficult to make short turns on them, particularly to try and use the edge of the ski to turn. Um, but when we start to go off piste into the powder, they float over the top. So you’ll see people can do those nice long turns into the powder. Whereas a slalom ski will start to sink further down. People have to move a lot to try and keep their skis on top. You can do some nice long turns and you’ll see those huge spray of snows from the big, fat skis.
Word of the Day
Today’s word is thrill. A thrill is a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure In today’s conversation when the girl is inviting the guy to Las Vegas she says: Ben, you should feel the thrill of earning more money than you can possibly imagine.
conversations with sarah
You should come to Vegas
Jill I’m actually not here for a tie Ben. I came to see you. 私がネクタイを締めに来た訳じゃないのは知っているわね。 あなたに会いに来たのよ。
Ben You did? そうなの？
Jill Ben, you should feel the thrill of earning more money than you can possibly imagine. I think you should come to Las Vegas. Cause I’m guessing that you could probably use a break from this place. あなたがイメージするより遙かに大きなカネを稼ぐというスリルを味わうべきよ。 ラスベガスに行きましょう。 ここでの生活から少し離れた方がいいわ。
Ben I can’t. I’m sorry, I just can’t. それは出来ない、出来ないよ。
Jill OK. If you change your mind, you know where we meet. You’re welcome any time. いいわ、もし気が変わったらどこで落ち合うか知っているわね。 いつでも歓迎するわ。
サラのメモ： t's from a movie called 21. Have you seen it? It doesn't look that great.
Mistake: I accidentally said "I think you should come to Las Vegas", but it should be "I think you should come to Vegas".