Do you the difference between compliment with an iand complement with ane?
This is a compliment: That’s a cool T-shirt.
And complement with an e, which is also a noun and a verb, means:
v. to add to sth in a way that improves it or makes it more attractive
For example: The excellent menu is complemented by a good wine list.
In show number 998 Emma said that David and Victoria Beckham complement each other.
(She said: And together they complement each other very well.)
The site I recommend today is called q-and-a.org. Q&A is a TV program which is on CSpan which is an American TV network. And you can see some of their shows online, on their site, and also on YouTube too.
The reason why I recommend them is because some of the interviews are really interesting and a lot of them also have transcripts for the whole video. To find the transcripts, you have to go to this page, and then click on the program date and if there’s a transcript available for that date it’ll be under program details.
One of the interviews that I really enjoyed was with Carol and Tom Wheeler, a couple who worked on Barack Obama’s campaign.
The YouTube channel Fred was opened on the 1st of October 2005. The first video on the channel was posted on the 30th of April 2008. The video series is the story of a six-year-old boy. The character is played by a 15-year- old American boy called Lucas. In an interview with Newteevee.com Lucas said he does everything himself - writing, directing, filming and editing. His online videos have earned him thousands of dollars thanks to deals including product placement and merchandising.
And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 8th of April. Kia ora.
I think that he will have a phenomenal effect on our country, socially. I think that he’s a beacon of light and of hope for young Americans like all of us in this room, and of everyone in the country, for that matter.
conversations with sarah
Why do you think Fred is so popular?
Bill Why do you think Fred is so popular? フレッドはなぜこんなに人気だと思う？
Sarah Well, it’s comedy for a start and comedy and music are the things people seem to want to watch online and his videos are pretty funny. オンライン動画を見る人はコメディと音楽を見たい人が多いようで、これはちょうどコメディで、彼のビデオはけっこう面白いからだと思う。
Bill But there are lots of funnier things. でももっと面白いビデオ、たくさんあるでしょう。
Sarah Mmm, well, there are things that I think are funnier. うーん、確かにこれより面白いビデオ、あるね。
Bill Me too. So what’s so great about Fred? 僕もそう思う。 フレッドのすごい所は？
Sarah I think it could be because of the demographic that it appeals to. 視聴者の統計を見ると分かるかも。
Bill Which is? その統計とは？
Sarah Around 10 to 15 year-olds, I guess. And maybe there are more people from that age group watching online video. I don’t know, that’s just a theory. １０才から１５才くらいだと思う。 そしてこの年齢層がオンライン動画をよく見るんじゃないかな。 あくまでも私の理論だけど。
Interview with Lucas Cruikshank (Fred actor)
filming notes Today's snowreport footage and the ending footage was filmed on Wednesday 8th April 2009 from MSK JR Apartment.