The Business of English 2 – Why don’t you join us

The Business of English 2 – Why don’t you join us

ABC Australia

In this episode you can learn how to make, accept and refuse invitations in a business setting.

 

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video

Why don’t you join us

Perhaps you could join us

It would be great if you could join us

Would you like to join us

That’s very kind of you

That sounds good

Unfortunately I have another engagement

I’m afraid I  have another commitment

I can’t. Perhaps another time

About 10?

 

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There’s must be something in that summer air

There’s must be something in that summer air

 

Hardwell :   Listen here 

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Feel the sun on your skin
Feel the love sinking in
Oh, babe, what we waitin’ for?
We got nothing to do
You got me, I got you
Oh, feel the sun on your skin
Feel the love sinking in
Say, babe, what we waitin’ for?
And no place I’d rather be
I got you, you got me

[Pre-Chorus]
It’s going off, I swear
We got it all right here

[Chorus]
There must be something in that summer air
Just high life and we don’t care
There must be something in that summer air
So high and we don’t care
There must be something in that summer air
Just high life and we don’t care
There must be something in that summer air
So high and we don’t care
That summer air

[Verse 2]
Feel the sun on your skin
Feel the love sinking in
Oh, babe, what we waitin’ for?
We got nothing to do
You got me, I got you
Oh, feel the sun on your skin
Feel the love sinking in
Say, babe, what we waitin’ for?
And no place I’d rather be
I got you, you got me

[Pre-Chorus]
It’s going off, I swear
We got it all right here

[Chorus]
There’s must be something in that summer air
Just high life and we don’t care
There’s must be something in that summer air
So high and we don’t care
There’s must be something in that summer air
Just high life and we don’t care
There’s must be something in that summer air
So high and we don’t care
That summer air

That summer air

[Chorus]
There’s must be something in that summer air
Just high life and we don’t care
There’s must be something in that summer air
So high and we don’t care

That summer air

The Business of English – How do you do

The Business of English – How do you do

ABC Australia

In this episode you can learn how to make introductions in a business setting.This series for intermediate to advanced English language learners looks at the language used in everyday business situations such as meetings, presentations and negotiations.

 

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video

Hello, I don’t think we’ve met

And what company are you from

Let me introduce you to someone

This is …. my sales manager

Pleased to meet you

Who do you work for

Please call me Victor

I’m very well thank you

How do you do Mr Tang

Nice to meet you

 

 

I’m an adventurer, environmentalist and paddle boarder

I’m an adventurer, environmentalist and paddle boarder

Great Big Story

Lizzie Carr took up paddleboarding to get back in shape after undergoing treatment for cancer, and it wasn’t long before she became dismayed by all the plastic pollution she saw floating in England’s waterways. Soon enough, Lizzie was on plastic patrol, setting distance records in her sport—she’s the first person to paddle the length of England and the first woman to cross the English Channel on a paddleboard—all while picking up trash along the way and testing the water for micro-pollutants. Now she’s getting others involved, too.

 

Follow Lizzie on      HERE 

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • The first female to paddle board across the English channel
  • It helps me restore my heath
  • I want to give something back
  • My way to tackle the plastic pollution
  • Getting fit again
  • I was diagnosed with Cancer
  • It was like meditation
  • Calm serene experience
  • Bottle are by far the most common thing I found
  • 80% of Marine debris starts in land
  • Flows out into the oceans
  • Get people taking about plastic pollution
  • It took 22 days to complete
  • I took over 3.000 photographs
  • Take water samples to analyse microplastics
  • Look closely
  • That’s when marine life confuses this for food
  • We are doing a big clean up there with the community
  • Paddling around
  • Looking for litter
  • Over the last few years
  • We’ve collected 189 ton bags of plastic waste
  • The very best and the very worst of humanity

 

Insect Ice cream – would you try it?

Insect Ice cream – would you try it?

 

Gourmet Grubb is a Cape Town-based business that has made international headlines for producing ice-cream made out of insect milk. The name EntoMilk™  comes from the term entomophagy, which is the practice of eating insects. The milk is made from sustainably farmed insects, specifically Black Soldier Fly Larvae. Needless to say, this is considered to be significantly more environmentally friendly than the traditional farming of dairy cows. We chat to the product developer, Leah Bessa.

Shop online HERE

Follow GourmetGrubb on   instagram_logo here

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Has made its way on international news sites
  • Co-founder and head product development
  • Full of nutrients made from insect larvae
  • Can you used as a milk alternative
  • Take us through the process
  • Insects as an alternative source of protein
  • It has been quite a journey
  • At the beginning
  • It’s very fatty
  • So delicious
  • We worked on the experiments
  • EntoMilk™  ice-cream
  • We use only raw ingredients
  • No preservatives or stabilizers
  • Alternative protein sources
  • The population is grown at such a rapid rate
  • Conventional farming can’t keep up
  • Without producing green house gases
  • Land space
  • A multi step approach
  • One of the many options
  • Now it’s time to put the EntoMilk™  ice cream to the test
  • This is really good
  • We want to expand our production
  • Shipping ice cream is not as easy as one would think
  • Corporate events
  • We are catering to people’s wants and desires

 

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Some of the ice is over 100,000 years old

Some of the ice is over 100,000 years old

TED

Photographer Camille Seaman shoots icebergs, showing the world the complex beauty of these massive, ancient chunks of ice. Dive in to her photo slideshow, “The Last Iceberg.”

Visit Camille Seaman HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  •  humans are not separate from nature
  • everything is interconnected
  • I was in awe
  •  I could only help but wonder that this was one snowflake on top of another snowflake, year after year
  • they have a distinct way of interacting with their environment
  • hold on to the bitter end
  • crumble in a fit of dramatic passion
  • but the reality is far from it
  •  it is not an end, but a continuation of their path through the cycle of life
  •  some of the ice is over 100,000 years old
  • Qeqetarsuaq  Greenland
  • It’s a very rare occasion that you get to actually witness an iceberg rolling. So here it is
  • pay attention to the shape of the iceberg
  • this video is real time

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Europe’s only desert

Europe’s only desert

Discover Greece, visit Lemnos HERE

 

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Adventurers
  • 5000 years of history
  • Top of our list
  • Europe’s only desert
  • You just have to see
  • Wander around the ruins
  • Visit a vineyard
  • Volcanic soil
  • Let the locals show you how it’s done
  • We set off for the lakes
  • This left us wandering
  • So full of surprises

Image result for map of limnos island

I’m a Trad

I’m a Trad

[Green Renaissance]

Michael lives in the old Victorian town of Oamaru, on the South Island of New Zealand. He is a ‘Trad’ – a Traditional. He embraces the good aspects of the past and tries to live a life that is a little more gentle than the modern day consumer world.

[Green Renaissance visit their site HERE]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A brief period of my life
  • Some sort of dress up
  • An item of clothing
  • How i approach my life
  • My normal is very odd and different
  • I’m a trad, which means I try to live somewhat a traditional lifestyle
  • I have a very conservative view
  • Modern fashionable things
  • A bit gentler than the consumer world
  • The handmadeness of an object, the personal touch
  • Book binding
  • Sewing a book with a needle and thread
  • I am amazed that the world in holding itself together
  • Our lifestyle is destroying the planet
  • The generation 7 times down the line
  • We don’t question or think about things that much
  • How are you benefiting other people
  • How are you benefiting the planet
  • There’s gotta be give and take
  • I would always say follow your passion
  • To give me the option of choice and freedom

 

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