Since I’ve been back in New Zealand I have started watching a TV program called Shortland Street with my boyfriend, knf, who is from Japan, so he’s studying English. And if you come to New Zealand and you’re studying English I highly recommend watching Shortland Street. If you can already speak English, then you possibly have better things to do with your time, but for English study, it’s brilliant.
Shortland Street is a soap opera or soap which is an ongoing, episodic work of dramatic fiction presented in serial format on television or radio.
Shortland Street is on five nights a week from 7pm on Channel 2 . And it’s brilliant for studying because it’s ongoing which means you can get addicted to it, so it'll be fun to watch, and because they show people talking to each other in a variety of everyday situations – so there is a lot of useful language that you can pick up.
Goodness gracious me can be used to express surprise – and also other emotions too.
Wictionary says it’s an expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration.
In the video someone asks the actor: What do you think of your character’s storyline at the moment? What would you do if it happened in real life?
And he says: Goodness, gracious me, if it happened to me in real life, I’d have a meltdown.
I’m not sure what the storyline was, but it sounds like it was something about a baby, something very dramatic no doubt.
conversations with sarah
Adam Tim, what do you think of your character’s storyline at the moment? What would you do if it happened in real life?
Tim Goodness, gracious, me, if it happened to me in real life, I’d have a meltdown.
Adam You’d say, “It’s Adams!”
Tim Totally. Not mine! Bags not! そうだとも、僕の子じゃない。 知ーらないってね！
サラのメモ： We're back! (I hope ... ) This was the show I couldn't edit because my computer kept crashing. My PC has now been rebuilt, and things seem to be going well .... so you should see shows regularly again (if my computer continues to behave itself).