The wall will be officially opened on the 1st of July – and the bricks will cost $50 a month. When you buy a brick, you can put your name or logo on it with a link to your site. Or you could just put your name or a picture on the brick, it’s up to you.
So, as I said, the wall will open in July and for the first month, the bricks will be free.
Today is Wednesday, so now it’s time to talk about mistakes. There’s a vegetable shop near where I live and they have a few signs out the front advertising how much the fruit and vegetables cost. And they have a few mistakes on their signs.
For example, on this sign, now is spelt n-a-w. I was surprised to see that, because now isn’t a word that I would have thought people had trouble spelling.
And on this sign they spelt forf-a-r.
So I’m guessing English isn’t their first language, but I could be wrong, of course. Speaking of wrong, did you notice any other spelling mistakes on this sign?
The other day I came across a site called 43 things. It’s a site for setting goals – which is something that is very important for language learning.
If you’re learning English and you don’t have any goals, stop right now and go and write one down. Even if it is simple as “I will learn five new words by the end of this week”. Goals are very useful and I think this site’s pretty cool and you could find it useful. So go and check it out and tell me what you think.
They have a range of perfumes including one called Obsession for Men. According to news reports scientists in central America have been using the scent to study jaguars. They use it to lure the cats into camera traps. Apparently, scientists tried many other perfumes, but they weren’t as successful.
And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 23rd of June. Kia ora.
I can’t remember where it was, it might have been on the way down to Hamilton. I drove down there a couple of months ago.
It says: dust nuisance.
A nuisance is: a person or thing causing inconvenience or annoyance.
So this sign is warning people that there’s a lot of dust in this area. Have you ever seen a sign like this? I don’t think I’ve ever seen a sign saying dust nuisance before.
conversations with sarah
I’ve watch three games
Bob Have you been watching the World Cup? ワールドカップ見てる？
Sarah Yeah, I’ve watch three games, so far. 今まで３試合見ました。
Bob What time are the games on in New Zealand?
Sarah Well, the ones that I watched started at 11:30pm which isn’t too bad. But most of the games start at like 2am or 4am. 最初の試合は午後11時30分からだったのでそれほど悪い時間じゃなかった。でもその他のほとんどの試合は午前２時、４時。
Bob Crazy. So you haven’t been watching those ones? 最悪。じゃあ悪い時間帯のは見ていない？
Bob It’s hard to stay up that late. 夜更かしは辛いよね。
Sarah Yeah, and I don’t have a TV, so basically I couldn’t watch them anyway.
Bob So how did you watch the other games? じゃあどこでゲーム見るの？
Sarah At a bar. It’s hard to find bars that actually show the games though. There was like one bar in the whole of South Auckland that showed the first All White’s game. バーで。ゲームを見せてくれるバーを探すのが意外と大変。オール・ホワイツのゲームを見せたバーはサウス・オークランドでたったの一軒だけでした。
The ending shot was filmed on the 9th of April 2010, somewhere on the North Island of New Zealand between Auckland and Taupo.