Are you tough enough?

Are you tough enough?

[Santini Cycling wear]

The Mortirolo and the Stelvio are two of the most brutal yet beautiful climbs in the world: they echo with the feats of Fausto Coppi, Marco Pantani and many more. Now for the fitfh year, the Granfondo Stelvio Santini will allow you to test yourself against these legendarily tough climbs and follow in the pedal strokes of some of the greatest icons cycling has ever known.  Read more HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The countless switchbacks
  • Do you feel the fear of failure
  • The struggle, the battle against yourself
  • Give up
  • Go on
  • Pedal stroke after pedal stroke
  • Dig  down and find freedom
  • Push yourself
  • Conquer the peak
  • An epic challenge
  • Are you tough enough

 

 

Work in a gentle way doing work you love

Work in a gentle way doing work you love

[Happen Films]

Read more about Living the Change HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The creation of culture that is generous and abundant
  • An infrastructure of care, woven into neighborhoods
  • In the heart of Oxford
  • Go and do work in the community
  • Cover the costs
  • Pay urban gardeners to go out and mentor edible landscapes
  • We get to touch base with some of the pensioners
  • Have ears for what their knowledge base is
  • Providing a social contact for them
  • Share their knowledge around food gardening
  • We can engage in the conversations around that
  • Facilitates something that otherwise wouldn’t have been here
  • The kind of changes that need to be made in urban areas
  • Builds community
  • Affordable healthy food
  • Less reliant on unsustainable imported goods
  • Shipped from all over the world
  • The abundance of food that can be grown in an urban space
  • We’ve got huge amounts of food going here
  • Can be as self-sufficient as you want to be
  • Part of what we are working towards for ourselves
  • To live quite simply
  • Working really hard in some sort of frantic way
  • We can work in a gentle way doing work we love
  • Reduce our requirement for money
  • Then we can love life
  • Its far more fulfilling to be able to share that knowledge with people who don’t have it
  • I can see eatable areas, eatable landscapes
  • Sharing their food, sharing seeds, swapping seeds
  • This model taken into another town, and put in place
  • That would be a pretty significant success

 

 

I wrote this song for you

I wrote this song for you

 [Jeremy Loops]
Jeremy Hewitt, (born 4 March 1984), known by his stage name Jeremy Loops, is a South African  singer and songwriter.

I’ve been warm and I’ve been cold

It’s been drifting in my bones

It’s been a long long year

Another time another place

It’s been happening every day

It’s just good to have you here

Seen you know some things

And you’ll stretch them on

What you didn’t I know

What you did I sa-a-w

And what you see that I didn’t know

Now, What you told me to…

You watch out

See I wrote it for you

See I I wrote it for you for you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and yoooooo

Say you walk, you take and stroll

down the way to the sun

So close to your heart

And it will take you alive

It will burn you up inside

But you know there’s – going home

See I wrote it for you

See I See I wrote it for you

Cause you told me to Cause I told you to

See I wrote it for you  See I wrote it for you

See I Cause you sing it out

Sing it out

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Look Up #5

Look Up #5

Great Big Story

 

The toco is the largest and perhaps most recognizable of the toucan family. Its striking, brightly colored bill comprises almost half of its body surface area. Toco toucans are found throughout South and Central America, but populations have declined over the last decade due mainly to the pet trade and the destruction of their rainforest habitats.  Can this beaky bird shake off these threats?

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The largest and most recognizable
  • They are found throughout Southern and Central America
  • Their population has continued to decline
  • Their appearance is striking
  • Its iconic bill
  • It is rather light
  • To pluck out-of-reach fruit from trees
  • They are considered extremely gregarious and social birds living in flocks
  • The pet trade and the destruction of the rain forests are the main cause for decrease in population
 

 

Africa’s Hippest City

Africa’s Hippest City

[Calvin Thompson]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A popular destination for markets
  • People have returned to their roots
  • By shopping local again
  • Quite a number of years ago
  • Fast on their tracks
  • By the ocean
  • Very vibby and very relaxed
  • People that are trendy
  • It’s got longevity about it
  • A diversity of people who are really good at what they do
  • Cape town  itself is quite diverse
  • Grundy amazing style
  • On a wine farm
  • Drinking craft beer
  • Hand-picking your wines
  • Instead of shopping at malls nowadays
  • A commercial space
  • Going where the locals go
  • People to meet
  • Make friends

 

 

 

It speaks for itself (2)

It speaks for itself (2)

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[woodwardenglish]
Quote of the day (44)

Quote of the day (44)

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photography by vocabularyinchunks

Give people a reason to come to work, not  just a place to go to work – Simon Sinek

Get inspired by Simon Sinek HERE

 

 

Inspire me #11

Inspire me #11

[Banff and Lake Louise Tourism]

“For the past decade, Simon Beck has been decorating the Alps with his stunning mathematical drawings, created by running in snowshoes across freshly laid snow. Each image takes him up to 11 hours to make and covers an area about 100m x 100m, requiring him to travel up to 25 miles as he marks out the pattern. He has inspired a clothing range and has diversified into beach art. Below is a selection of his images of his creations. I spoke to him to mark the launch of his book Simon Beck: Snow Art  “read more HERE

[the guardian]

 

If it feels good here, then I know it’s right

If it feels good here, then I know it’s right

[coveteur]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A crazy reason
  • Eyeglass frames
  • Strange looking
  • Being a flea market freak
  • I like the big ones
  • The bigger to see you
  • I’d chat them up
  • They either strike me or they don’t
  • First impressions to me are exceedingly important
  • I fall in love with things
  • If it feels good here, then I know it’s right
  • The secret to a happy marriage
  • A sense of humor
  • My Russian heritage
  • It takes a little work
  • It really really pays off

Iris Apfel might be 95, but don’t think for a minute that the legendary interior designer and fashion icon has resigned herself to a quiet life. In fact, Apfel shows no sign of slowing down any time soon, thanks to the popular demand for her brand of unapologetically colorful and outrageous style. Read more HERE

 

 

Wonder where my baby is tonight

Wonder where my baby is tonight

[BeatlesAreKinks]

The Kinks are recognized as one of the most important and influential British groups of all time, with millions of record sales and countless awards and accolades to their name. From their explosive beginnings as part of the British Beat movement to forays into concept albums, stadium rock and acoustic balladeering, The Kinks have left an unimpeachable legacy of classic songs, many of which form the building blocks of popular music as we know it today.

Read more HERE

 

“Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight”

Well I wonder where my baby is tonight
I wonder where my baby is tonight
I wonder where my baby’s gone
Hope she’ll do no wrong
Lookin’ for my baby, she’s not around
I wonder where my baby is tonight

I wonder what on Earth’s my baby’s doin’
If she’s not at home there’s trouble brewin’
If she really loves me she’ll believe in what I say
Tryin’ hard to find out where my baby is tonight
If she’s not at home I’d better go

Well I only know I wanna see my baby
Went to call for her but she is gone right out of sight
Looking for my baby
She’s not around
I wonder where my baby is tonight

Well I wonder where my baby is tonight
I wonder where my baby is tonight
I wonder where my baby’s gone
Hope she’ll do no wrong
Lookin’ for my baby, she’s not around
I wonder where my baby is tonight
I hope that everything’s gonna be all right
Well I wonder where my baby is tonight

 

Alone in Paradise

Alone in Paradise

[Great Big Story]
Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :
  • The landscape is vast
  • The wilderness is almost unlimited
  • On foot
  • It’s a  challenge in itself
  • We are at the mercy of the weather
  • Our day-to-day life
  • It covers over 12.000 square  km
  • We have solar panels for power lighting
  • Satellite communications
  • We have the freezer which keeps our food and our produce cold
  • We rely on rainwater for drinking water
  • We live off the land
  • Harvest a deal or catch a fish
  • Capture the menu
  • Go sea fishing
  • Go up the river for a kayak
  • The harshness of the environment
  • People have like-minded passion for the environment
  • Snow-capped mountains
  • Glacier shaped bays
  • Pristine rivers and clear water
  • Nature as it should be

 

Inspire me #10

Inspire me #10

[Chris Notap]

Make a bird house the easy way. Use an old kettle!  They make a great bird house nesting spot for birds. Just rotate the kettle so the spout is pointing upwards then find a tree or post where you can mount the bird house. One screw and washer through the spout and into the bottom is all you need to hold it. Already this season there has been 3 sparrow families that have raised their young in this bird house. Small birds search for any small space as a home and will nest wherever they can if the opening size is right and a kettle opening is perfect for nest-building for a bird house.

 

Weekly photo challenge – Repurpose

Weekly photo challenge – Repurpose

 

“ A chair is still a chair even though there’s no one sitting there”     
-Unknown

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photography by vocabularyinchunks
In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Repurpose
More of my Weekly Photo Challenges
Every picture tells a vocabulary story (5)

Every picture tells a vocabulary story (5)

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