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#1393 Hello Again, Breaking Bad, NZ Penis Art
   
 
Hi, I'm Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.
 
We're back. It's been a long time. After our last show I think I said I'll see you soon ... but our short break ended up turning into a couple of years and I'm sure some of you thought we were never coming back. Thank you to the people who left comments and sent emails asking where we were and why we hadn't made some kind of announcement.
 
The reason why we didn't announce anything is because we kept changing our minds about when we were coming back. So we thought we'd just jump straight back into it when we were ready - and that day is today.
 
I'm excited to be back. I feel a little rusty but I'm sure I'll get back into the swing of things. I've been playing around with my new toy. This is a wacom tablet and I made some new intros for the show segments.
 
The show's going to follow the same format as before and we also have a couple of ideas for some new segments and features ... so watch this space.
 
 
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Kia ora in Stick News today a giant penis-shaped sculpture has been erected in Auckland, New Zealand. Local news reports say residents are stunned.
 
New Lynn is a suburb in Auckland that was named after a town in the East of England called King's Lynn.
Recently the council paid $200,000 for a sculpture of four huge clouds to hang over a lane near the new railway station.
One of the clouds looks like a giant penis.
A local resident said:"Oh my God, it's a cock and balls."
A council representative said art was always controversial and interpretation subjective.
 
And that was Stick News for Monday 2nd of March.
Kia ora.
 
I say, old chap, how about we rename this place "New Lynn".
Uh... OK.
Here, have a blanket.
 
The train station is finished. What should I do with this?
Spend it all!
 
It's a ... cloud, honey.
Do I have a cloud in my pants?
 
I think it's the artist's comment on the council's running of the city.
That's deep, man.
 
Ooh, they quoted me! This is awesome. Let's make a giant ponani next.
OK! I'll set up a meeting.
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Today's word is methamphetamine.
 
This word is in today's conversation. We're doing a conversation from the first episode of Breaking Bad today.
 
If you haven't of Breaking Bad, it's a TV show - one of the greatest shows ever. And I highly recommend watching it.
 

The conversation is between a guy called Jesse and his old science teacher, Walter. Jesse is now involved in the illegal methamphetamine distribution business.
 
And Walter says to him: "I never expected you to amount to much, but methamphetamine?"
 
Methamphetamine is used as a recreational drug. And like most recreational drugs it has a lot of nicknames. Some of the other names it's called on the show Breaking Bad are: meth, ice, glass and crystal.
 
 

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This conversation is from season 1, episode 1 of Breaking Bad, starting from 27:20.
 
Walter: It's me. I'm alone.

Jesse: How'd you find me?

Walter: You're still in our filing system. So your aunt owns this place, right?

Jesse: I own it.

Walter: No one's looking for you.

Jesse: Why are you here?

Walter: I was ... curious. Honestly, I never expected you to amount to much, but methamphetamine? I didn't picture that. There's a lot of money in it, huh?

Jesse: I don't know what you're talking about.

Walter: No?

Jesse: Not a clue.
 
 

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ESL Video Quiz: #1393 Breaking Bad
 
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And that was The Daily English Show. See you tomorrow. Bye!
 
 
NOTES
The ending was filmed on 9 September 2011 on Mt Hobson, Auckland, New Zealand. The fireworks were part of the opening ceremony for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Watch the whole fireworks display: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0pdZ-xW9K0
 

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CREDITS
Show intro
track: Nothing In The Dark  by: Josh Woodward  licence: CC BY 3.0
 
Stick News intro
track: Pyramid  by: Capashen  licence: CC BY-SA 3.0
sound: static  by: Joel Gerlach  licence: CC0 1.0
video: static  by: REC Room  licence: CC BY 3.0
sound: bell  by: kaonaya  licence: CC0 1.0
 
Word Of The Day intro
sound: plane  by: Ben Shewmaker  licence: CC BY 3.0
track: Prá Hermeto  by: Ruben Ferrero  licence: CC BY-SA 3.0

Conversations With Sarah intro
sound: bubbles  by: Razzvio  licence: CC BY 3.0
 
Question Answer intro
sound: chalk  by: thavis360  licence: CC0 1.0
 
Question Answer + Ending
track: Night Rain by: Darryl Kniffen licence: CC BY 3.0
 

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Published: Monday 2 March 2015