Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.
The song I recommend to study today is called The Most Beautiful Girl in the World by Prince.
It’s very romantic. I’m going to read you the first verse.
今日オススメする洋楽はプリンスのThe Most Beautiful Girl in the Worldです。
I think this song is good for studying superlatives.
What’s a superlative?
superlative adj. (grammar) (of an adjective or adverb) expressing the highest or a very high degree of a quality
How do you make a superlative?
Very easy: just take an adjective or an adverb and add -est to the end or most before the word.
Often long words take most and short words take -est.
You are nice.
You are the nicest girl in the world.
Could you be the nicest girl in the world?
You are beautiful.
You are the most beautiful girl in the world.
Could you be the most beautiful girl in the world?
Kia Ora, in Stick News today, a couple in China is planning to sue a subway operator after a video of them hugging and kissing was uploaded to the internet.
Last week a video of a couple kissing and hugging in the Shanghai subway was uploaded to the internet and attracted thousands of hits.
The video was filmed in September by subway security cameras.
The couple has now hired a lawyer and says they plan to sue the subway operator in the interests "of all passengers travelling on metro trains in Shanghai".
THE SNOW REPORT
at loaf lounge
There’s a cool heater at Loaf Lounge. It uses waste oil. The oil goes in here and this is the flame. The smoke goes out here. And you can turn up the temperature by adjusting how much oil flows in.
ステキなストーブ（廃油ストーブ）がローフラウンジにあります。 これは使用済みオイルで稼働します。 油をここに入れます。 炎です。 煙はここを通って外へ出ます。 温度を上げたいときは、このバルブを開けて調整します。
Now class, I’m going to ask you a question and I want you to all answer at once. How much is six plus four?
※all answer at once 【全員で答える】
I got the joke from here.
conversations with sarah
Where’s Prince from?
Where’s Prince from?
What are some of his famous songs?
Um, he’s done hundreds of songs. I like Diamonds and Pearls. Have you heard that?
ヒットソングは膨大にあるよ。 私はDiamonds and Pearlsが好き。 聞いたことある？
I don’t think so.
He released his first album before I was born.
Yeah, in April 1978.
For the first time, one of my videos was deleted by YouTube. I can see the video in the list and where it usually says "Live!" it says "Rejected (copyright infringement)".
I was very surprised to see this because I have great respect for copyright laws and I would never break the laws on purpose. I also respect the rules of this site and wouldn't break them on purpose.
The frustrating thing is that YouTube didn't send me an email to explain why they deleted it. (I guess they just don't have time, and they have so many users they don't see the need to look after them as much as smaller sites). Another site I use sometimes questions/rejects videos I upload (they have lawyers check every single video before they approve it), while I don't always agree with their decisions, at least they explain it so I can see where they are coming from. (Actually at first I did things like email the copyright owner so that I was 100% sure - and then they would agree ... but this just took up too much time that I don't have).
In this case, I can only guess that it was because I included about 20 seconds of a song. This is OK according to fair use ... but ... I reread (the musician)'s Wikipedia entry and discovered that he seems to interpret copyright law in his own special way. He might even think mentioning his name is copyright infringement?! Sigh ... Well, I've taken out the 20 seconds of the song and I'll see how it goes. If they also reject to talking about the lyrics, then I may just give up on this video. I want to spend my time making interesting and useful educational videos, not in legal fights.
I will continute to introduce songs to study (never his again though!) - luckily most musicians don't share his attitude :)
Show 622 Friday 25 January
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