The power of gratitude

The power of gratitude

Teacher Whitney Cole at Oak Ridge Elementary School in Sacramento knows how powerful gratitude can be, so she has her sixth grade students keep a gratitude journal that is impacting her students beyond the classroom.  [soulpancake.com]

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

• Gratitude journals
• 3 Things that you are grateful for
• It forces a happy end to the day
• Everybody can find success in their gratitude journals
• Saying thank you
• Being grateful for what you have
• It might make a hard day turn into an easy day
• I’ve actually changed
• It continues, it starts becoming part of their everyday behavior
• They are still inspired
• They have high hopes for their future
• You get to shape who they are
• Then you get to watch them fly on their own
• She means a lot to me

 

 

 

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What makes you happy?

What makes you happy?

 

What really makes us happy? How is happiness sustainable? Can we actually make ourselves happier? In this series, an experimental approach was taken with real people to explore the theme of happiness. [ soulpancake.com ]

Spread kindness

Spread kindness

[randomactsofkindness]

Grab a pad of sticky notes, write positive phrases on them and stick them anywhere that needs some positivity. 

Imagine Africa without lions

Imagine Africa without lions

[Go Pro]

Kevin’s unique relationships with these large predators have opened many doors and captivated the imagination of many people throughout the world.  He has presented and produced several documentaries that detail his relationships with the animals and highlight the plight of lions both in captivity and in the wild.

Kevin has also written a book appropriately named, “Part of the Pride” detailing his work over the years with the large carnivores and is now affectionately known by his fans worldwide as “The Lion Whisperer”. He’s currently updating the book to reflect his current views on lion breeding, hunting and the new threats lions are facing. He also touches on how he has evolved as an individual who fell in love with two lion cubs in the late 90’s and how they help changed his life.  READ MORE

 Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching video :

    • Story books
    • Wondering the plains of Africa
    • Happy content cats
    • Habitat loss
    • Capture people’s attention
    • The numbers in the wild increase
    • The Lion Whisperer
    • A phrase that people coin
    • The ability to interact with these animals

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A big fat Greek-Italian wedding on a plate

A big fat Greek-Italian wedding on a plate

  [Jamie Oliver]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • A hot summer’s day
  • My big fat Greek-Italian Wedding on a plate
  • BBQ Lamb
  • Lamb chops
  • Heavy on the black pepper
  • Pound the hell out of it
  • Sprinkle this  over
  • Throw it on the grill
  • A wood fire
  • The wood oven
  • Simple roasted carrots  with some onions
  • With tin foil over it
  • I’m going to add loads of bay leaves
  • I’m going to hit it up with some honey
  • A nice big handful of pistachios
  • This goes back in the oven
  • Fast cooking cut of meat or a slow cooking cut of meat
  • Some bits of charcoal
  • Fat facing down
  • Bulgur wheat
  • I’ve trashed the tin
  • We taking lamb to another level
  • This is a Greek-Italian love fest
  • Viva food tube

Job Profile  –  Chef

“Chefs prepare food using a variety of cooking methods. In large kitchens they usually work as part of a team. The head chef runs the entire kitchen.

You will need to have a keen interest in food and cooking, and be able to do several tasks at once. You’ll be able to show off your creative side by presenting dishes in imaginative ways.

If you love food and really enjoy cooking, this could be the perfect career for you.

You may not need any academic qualifications to start work as a trainee chef, although it may help if you have a good general standard of education including GCSEs in subjects like English and maths.

Your main tasks as a chef would include :

  • preparing, cooking and presenting food in line with required standards
  • keeping preparation at the right level
  • making sure that food is served promptly
  • monitoring food production to ensure consistent quality and portion size
  • stock control
  • following relevant hygiene, health and safety guidelines.

Skills, interests and qualities

To become a chef, you will need to have:

  • a keen interest in food and cooking
  • strong communication and leadership skills
  • the ability to work under pressure
  • high standards of cleanliness and hygiene
  • the ability to do several tasks at once
  • creativity and imagination for food presentation
  • the ability to work as part of a team
  • good organisation skills”
[National Career Service ]

 

Discover Africa – LIVE Safari

Discover Africa – LIVE Safari

 

 

#safarilive

Jump onto a LIVE, interactive African safari. Twice a day our expert guides invite you to explore the African wilderness in safari vehicles and on foot. Together, we will search for everything from elephants and lions to flowers and landscapes.

Interact with your guide by asking questions through #safarilive on Twitter or via the chat stream located to the right of the feed on YouTube.

UPDATE: As of Monday, 13th November:
The Sunrise drive runs from 05:00 – 08:30 local time, which means start times of 22:00 EST, 19:00 PST, 03:00 in the UK, 04:00 in Central Europe, and 14:00 Sydney time.
Our Sunset Safari runs from 14:30 – 18:30 local time, which means start times of 07:30 EST, 04:30 PST, 12:30 in the UK, 13:30 in Central Europe, and 23:30 Sydney time.

When safariLIVE isn’t live, you can view the feed from the Djuma Waterhole camera, from the heart of Djuma Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand/greater Kruger National Park area.

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Look up #12

Look up #12

[LabofOrnithology]

Birds can use their feathers for much more than flight. In some species, for example, they produce sound. The secondary wing feathers of the male Club-Winged Manakin, a bird from South America, are large and rigid. He strikes them together at about 107 times per second to create a buzzing sound, which is used during courtship displays.

The world of birds at your fingertips HERE

Seek higher ground

Seek higher ground

canon australia

Get inspired HERE

30 ways to stretch your creativity – READ MORE

Be

Be

“Be as you wish to seem.”

                                                                 – Socrates 469 BC – 399 BC

 

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2018. stay curious

2018. stay curious

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Get more inspiration HERE

 

Every Sunday

Every Sunday

[Great big story]

“Every Sunday, for the past 24 years, Marjorie Eliot and Rudel Drears open the doors of their Harlem apartment to anyone in the mood for jazz. Initially beginning the apartment sessions as a way to honor her son’s passing, Marjorie’s concerts soon gained popularity and began attracting visitors from all corners of the world. Today, Marjorie’s matinees have become iconic, continuing to restore, renew and unite people all through the magic of music”.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

Go through the door

Enter the security code

Take the elevator to the third floor

Make your way into a packed apartment

Try to find a seat

Like no other

Open the doors to their apartment

People come and listen to jazz music

If you’re not on time finding a seat can be a little tricky

It’s jam packed

My brother passed away

To honor him with concerts on Sundays

It’s just a healing feeling

That’s pretty cool

Something they won’t forget

We feel renewed

Putting out good energy

We had the same dream

We had the same dream

Green Renaissance

For the last 18 years, Christopher and Eva Dry have lived and worked on their biodynamic farm. It hasn’t always been easy, but their love for their land, biodynamic farming, and this special way of living keeps them here. As Christopher says – “The light makes no sense without the dark. It needs the dark to have strength.”

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

Ordinary kind of job
I tried doing nothing for a while
Growing vegetables
There was some value in what you were doing
A biodynamic farm
We had the same dream
Farming activities
Handling cow manure
Digging in the garden
Driving the tractor
Working with the animals
I love getting involved with it
A source of renewal
It makes me feel better
I love the farm and I love being here
Farming is exceedingly difficult
On every front
Somehow we’ve managed to keep going
The children feel that we’re nuts to be here
There will always be materialism
People working towards more idealistic goals
The light makes no sense without the dark
Next lifetime I’m going to be a materialist

Get closer

Get closer

songs from a room

Sofar gig is an intimate show held in an unique venue, like someone’s living room or an antique shop. It typically features three artists, playing four songs each. Every lineup is specially curated to give our audiences a diverse show.  Get closer HERE

I travel for the pictures

I travel for the pictures

  [Marko Roth]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • I travel to build up new friendships
  • I travel for the thrill
  • I travel for the pictures
  • I travel to let go
  • I travel for that moment

Intersting Facts :

  • Table Mountain, one of the iconic landmarks of South Africa, is one of the oldest mountains in the world – and has more than 2,200 species of plants, 70 percent of which are endemic.
  • A South African fish migration is so huge it can be seen from space. Between May and July every year millions of small silver fish travel in vast shoals from the cold waters off South Africa’s Cape Point up to the coastlines of the northern Eastern Cape and southern KwaZulu-Natal. This annual event is called the Sardine Run. The shoals are so big – 15km long, 3.5km wide and up to 40m deep – they can be seen by satellite. In their wake come hundreds of birds, sharks, whales, dolphins, all eager to feast.
  • South Africa has hosted the football (2010), cricket  (2003) and rugby (1995) world cups – it is the only country in the world other than England to have done so.
  • South Africa hosts the world’s largest bicycle race. The 35,000 riders taking part in the109-km Cape Town Cycle Tour race across Cape Town’s south peninsula and along the spectacular, mountainous coastal road called Chapman’s Peak Drive.
  • South Africa is the largest producer of platinum in the world. In 2014 it produced 110,000kg, more than four times the amount of the next biggest producer, Russia.
  • South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation. Of South Africa’s almost 55 million population (Stats SA July 2015 estimate), around 80 percent is African, about 9 percent is white and just under 9 percent is mixed race.
  • South Africa was once the world’s number one producer of gold – although 2014 reports ranked South Africa sixth in the world, producing around 6 percent (164.5 tonnes) of the world’s precious metal from its 35 mines.
  • South Africa is full of record-breaking animals. It’s where you’ll find the largest land mammal (elephant), the largest bird (ostrich), the tallest animal (giraffe), the largest fish (whale shark), the largest reptile (leatherback turtle), the fastest land mammal (cheetah) and the largest antelope (eland).
source : expatica.com

 

I travel to change my view

I travel to change my view

 [Marko Roth]

“Follow us as we travel to India, our most thrilling backpacking adventure yet. We went on a safari, hiked to the peak of a mountain, visited impressive Hindu temples, spent the night with friendly locals at a homestay in Wayanad and experienced the unique kitchen of India with its exceptionally delicious fruits & vegetables.”  Check out the full story HERE 

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • I travel to change my view
  • I travel for the taste
  • I travel to feel alive
  • I travel for that moment