#1411 Des'ree - Life, I'd Rather Have Toast, Success Kid, Shiver, Superstitious
Hi, I'm Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.
Today I have a very easy song to study so you can sit back and relax.
It's called Life and it's by Des'ree. It was released in 1998.
The lyrics are very easy to understand. For example this verse:
I don't want to see a ghost It's a sight that I fear most I'd rather have a piece of toast And watch the evening news
Very simple. And Wikipedia says that that verse won a BBC poll for the "worst ever pop lyric". And it says: "the banal lyrics and simplistic rhymes have been widely derided".
Banal means very ordinary and containing nothing that is interesting or important.
And deride means to treat something as ridiculous and not worth considering seriously.
So this sentence means: a lot of people have made fun of the simple rhymes and boring lyrics.
But just because the lyrics are simple it doesn't mean we can't enjoy the song and use it to study English.
Let's practice making sentences with this structure: I don't want to ... I'd rather ...
I don't want to go the movies. I'd rather go to the beach. I don't want to study for my test. I'd rather watch TV. I don't want to go shopping. I'd rather go to the movies. I don't want to watch cricket. I'd rather go to the gym.
See if you can make a sentence with this structure in the comments.
Kia ora in Stick News today the internet's Success Kid is helping his father get a kidney transplant.
In 2007, a woman uploaded a photo of her son Sammy to Flickr. Sammy is now known to millions of internet users as Success Kid. Thousands of people have used the photo with captions to describe situations that go better than expected. Success Kid's dad needs a kidney transplant and his mum recently set up a fundraising page to raise money to help pay for medical expenses. Success Kid has how successfully helped raise thousands of dollars for his dad.
And that was Stick News for Friday the 17th of April. Kia ora.
Such a cute photo! click!
STILL A KID ALREADY CONQUERED THE INTERNET
LATE TO WORK BOSS WAS EVEN LATER
Sammy has made so many people smile ... maybe they'd like to help. TAP TAP TAP TAP
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