Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.The video we’re studying today is an interview with a New Zealand comedian called Te Radar.
In the interview, he talks about various New Zealand TV shows that he’s been on. I’ve never seen any of them, but I listen to him on the radio. He’s often a guest on a podcast I listen to called The Panel
I think he’s very funny and my favourite part of this interview is his story of how he got bitten by a scorpion. He was filming a TV show called Intrepid Journeys
when he got bitten.
And he says:
My immediate reaction was, “Oh my god, I’m going to die.” But, having remembered the words of my sister, there was no way I was going to start blubbing on camera and complaining about it.
To blub means to cry.
It says here: sob noisily and uncontrollably.
So he thought he was going to die, but he didn’t want to cry because he was being filmed.
The he says:
I was finding it hard to breathe and I didn’t know whether it was anaphylactic shock or just hysteria.
Anaphylactic shock is a severe allergic reaction. I think you can get it from eating stuff that you’re allergic to, like peanuts, or getting stung or bitten by an insect or animal.
And hysteria is exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement.
This is the first part of the story– and you can go and watch the video if you’re interested in seeing how the story ends.
My immediate reaction was, “Oh my god, I’m going to die.” But, having remembered the words of my sister, there was no way I was going to start blubbing on camera and complaining about it. I was finding it hard to breathe and I didn’t know whether it was anaphylactic shock or just hysteria, when I was hyperventilating with fear.
And I thought, well I can’t … not on camera, I can’t cry cause, you know, if this is the last piece of footage that is ever recorded of me, I want it to be awesome.
Researchers in New Zealand compared carbon monoxide levels in cars and on bikes, buses and trains.
They found that the levels in cars were more than 50 per cent higher than those experienced by cyclists.
A school principal and cycling advocate said it was ironic that many parents drove their children to school because it was thought to be safer.
And that was Stick News for Thursday the 18th of March.
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Word of the Day
Today’s word is whatsoever.
This is a poster I saw on a ferry.
Anyone caught damaging this vessel in any way whatsoever will be prosecuted and banned from travelling on all SeaLink services.
Whatsoever means at all.
It’s used to add emphasis to negative sentences, for example:
There has been no change whatsoever.
People have no respect for him whatsoever.
There is no truth whatsoever to those rumours.
conversations with sarah
Why is that?
Do many people use bicycles in Auckland?
No. Well, people do for sport or for delivering stuff, but not really to get from a to b.
Why is that?
Because people are lazy. It’s easier to go by car. And Auckland is pretty hilly, so I think that might have something to do with it.
How about in other places?
Well, Christchurch is quite flat, very flat, actually I think it’s completely flat … so yeah, more people ride bikes there.
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