Today, let's talk about Kei Nishikori. The video above is transcribed almost word for word below. Listen/read/learn/enjoy!
For now, have a look at the Kei Nishikori word list, and explanation YouTube. The article the words are from is at the top of the Word List, or here. If you watch the explanation YouTube on a computer, you can see subtitles of the example sentences I use.
Transcription from here:
Good morning. Welcome to my blog post for today. Today I'm going to talk about Kei
Nishikori. On the blog you can find links to the Word List, the article, the transcription. This
month it's all for love; but please do understand, with Vocab Voyage this morning so far I've been at it for two hours, so from next month on there's just going to be a little way to make it a little worth my while, and maybe buy a nicer camera, and nicer speaker (I meant
microphone). OK. Let's talk about Kei Nishikori.
2012 he reached the quarters in a tournament against Andy Murray. NHK was so excited
they bought all the rights. So that was when he started.
He was in the Australian Open. He lost in the quarters, but this reporter in this article is
saying, 'Don't worry about it!' He's only just starting. The first thing he talks about is maybe
Kei Nishikori had a bit of bad luck. He was on the tough side of the draw. He had to get
through some tough players. If he was on the other side of the draw he could have very
easily been in his first final.Because he was in a final against Djokovich, so people are saying it's only a matter of time. The professional tennis reporters talk about him being 'lightening
fast', 'quickest player on the tour'. Andre Agassi, the tennis great, he said, 'Kei is one of the only players I'd pay to see. He's one of the great shotmakers in the game.' So Andre Agassi talks him up for sure. This article, then it carries on to talk about the Samurai Blue, if you
want to read about some soccer.
Next story, very embarrassing for an ESPN reporter. He got some information from a satire website. A satire website is a joke website. These people make these websites with funny
information. Theonion.com is one. Have a look. This reporter got these facts from a satire
website, and read them off as true. Fact 1: Kei Nishikori is the richest man in tennis, the
highest paid. That's not true. Fact 2: Kei Nishikori owns a burger chain called 'The Fat
Nishikori Burger', which is Japan wide. We all know that's not true. Fact 3: Kei Nishikori owns his own soccer team. No. And Fact/s No 4: He owns his own vodka brand, his own perfume line, and his own clothing brand; which we all know is not true. So reporters need to check
their sources first and/but admittedly he got given the information from his P.A, and as he
was reading it he sounded a bit dubious about the whole thing.
Last thing today, two very cool ads. The first ad, to do with this subject, is Kei Nishikori
playing tennis with a samurai sword; and the article's got a link to another ad that was when
the World Cup was on of a samurai doing really clever soccer tricks, which was actually a
real person. It's called freestyle soccer, doing flash tricks. That was an ad for Nissin Noodles,and have a look; it's quite funny.
OK, thank you very much. Have a good day.