Welcome to the jungle

Welcome to the jungle

WWF international
  • A wild life cameraman
  • The second largest rainforest
  • Explore this incredible place
  • How everything is connected
  • Don’t miss out
  • I can’t wait for you to join me
  • The green heart of Africa
  • Across six different countries
  • Tens of thousands of species call this home
  • I’m going to try as hard as I can
  • This huge variety of different species and the places they live is what we call biodiversity
  • One piece of a huge puzzle
  • The world’s biodiversity is declining rapidly
  • Fresh water and clean air
  • I find this quite worrying
  • Tracking gorillas through the forest
  • Checking out cool insects
  • Getting my feet wet
  • Trying to catch a glimpse of the elusive forest elephant
  • Stick around
  • I am super excited
  • It is critically endangered
  • Unfamiliar sights and sounds
  • Being destroyed at such a rapid rate
  • We wear masks
  • Wild gorilla
  • Their population is declining
  • Finding fruit
  • High up in the forest canopy
  • They live in families
  • Catch a glimpse of him
  • A silver-back gorilla
  • The head of the family
  • The forest thrives
  • Disperse the seeds throughout the forest
  • The ecosystem

Congo-Rainforest

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I’m just living the dream

I’m just living the dream

 

[Australian Open TV]

Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets to continue his superb run in Melbourne and reach the Australian Open semi-finals.

At 20 years and 168 days, Tsitsipas is the youngest man to reach the last four of a Grand Slam since Novak Djokovic at the 2007 US Open.

The Greek 14th seed won 7-5 4-6 6-4 7-6 (7-2) in three hours and 15 minutes.

He will face 2009 champion Rafael Nadal in the last four after the Spaniard beat unseeded American Frances Tiafoe.

“It all feels like a fairytale almost. I’m just living the dream, living what I’ve been working for,” he said.

“I feel a bit emotional but not too much because I know I really worked hard to get here.”

Tsitsipas became the first Greek player to go beyond the fourth round of a Grand Slam when he knocked out six-time champion Roger Federer to reach the quarter-finals.

He is the youngest man to reach the last four in Melbourne since Andy Roddick in 2003. [BBC.com]

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Vocabulary chunks from video :

  • This is quite a moment
  • Your fans on the stands
  • The National Anthem
  • Semi-finals
  • I’m just living the dream
  • Living what I’ve been working hard for
  • I really worked had to get here
  • What are my goals this year?
  • It is real
  • A top competitor
  • If I keep pushing myself
  • Do what you can
  • The big signature moment
  • Explore the world
  • I love film-making, photography
  • In your journey, your pathway
  • Thanking the crowd for being with me
  • Congratulations, welcome to the semi-finals
One life is not enough

One life is not enough

Green Renaissance

‘If you are not a reader, you have only one life. But if you are a reader, you have a million lives.’ Rakel believes that one life is not enough. The span of years and hours and seconds that makes up her life, do not give her the time to experience all that she would like to. But the power of a good story opens the door to endless travel and adventure. Rakel Helmsdal is a writer, a puppeteer and an artist. Journey into her world!

Visit Rakel HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn :

  • One life is not enough
  • Hundreds and thousands of things
  • Go exploring
  • A new adventure
  • If you are a reader you have a million lives
  • You lose yourself in it
  • It makes me richer
  • Understand the world more
  • Something that touches you
  • I can’t help telling stories
  • I have to tell them
  • It’s larger than themselves
  • The errors you made
  • Life is not perfect
  • According to plan
  • The world needs creative people
  • Its so terribly important
  • Do what you love
  • Keep your feet on the ground
  • Dream while I’m still awake
  • Get lost
  • It’s your adventure
  • I want to make people dream
  • That’s what I love the most

 

Open your eyes back to nature

Open your eyes back to nature

[The Great Big Story]

Culinary Artist, James Gop, has dedicated his life to embracing local foods, open fires and the vast beauty of the Berkshire Mountains. Mother Nature, to Gop, is a giant grocery store full of endless possibility. To celebrate the chef’s refreshing take on what it means to be an artist/explorer/chef in today’s world, Coors Light is enabling James’ next masterpiece: a sumptuous feast that showcases his top dishes, using hand-picked ingredients from the surrounding flora and fauna.

Follow James on instagram_logo  HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video
  • Walk around in the woods
  • Curious nature
  • Culinary artist
  • More often than not
  • Later this week
  • Building a menu
  • Native species
  • The growing seasons are short
  • He never stops
  • It’s very inspiring
  • Continue to be better
  • My artistic expression
  • A seventeen-hour day
  • Sauté them in a lot of butter and a lot of salt
  • Little red berries
  • To forever change your lives today
  • Being here, present
  • Weeds and grasses
  • An edible grocery store
  • Exposing them to something they’ve never seen
  • Foraged pine bark
  • Whole-wheat flour
  • Making time
  • Be part of this experience
  • Open your eyes back to nature
  • Giving us the opportunity to tell our story
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

 [John  Lewis]

This year’s story is about the power of a gift. And how that gift inspired, changed and influenced the course of a little boy’s life. That little boy just happens to be Elton John. The film begins in present day and works backwards chronologically through Elton’s life right until the moment on Christmas morning when he received the special gift that changed his life.

Your Song Lyrics

It’s a little bit funny this feeling inside
I’m not one of those who can easily hide
I don’t have much money but boy if I did
I’d buy a big house where we both could live

If I was a sculptor, but then again, no
Or a man who makes potions in a traveling show
I know it’s not much but it’s the best I can do
My gift is my song and this one’s for you

And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it’s done
I hope you don’t mind
I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

Writer(s): JOHN ELTON, TAUPIN BERNARD J P 
What is the power of trees?

What is the power of trees?

New research shows that trees communicate with one another and share nutrients through their roots! They need each other. In urban areas, trees also help us with health, economic and social benefits. They are part of our culture. We need them. So, how can we return the favor?

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Great great great grandson
  • Run around in the woods
  • Make rope swings
  • Inland rain forest
  • We spent all of our summers in the bush
  • Trees in urban environments are essential
  • As equal partners
  • People recover more quickly from surgery in hospitals
  • The workplace
  • There is evidence of these benefits
  • Every trees was connected to every other tree
  • Everything was connected to everything else
  • We would bury then in the trees
  • They literally live in the trees
  • Trees can recognize their kin
  • The air is cleaner
  • Constant contact with trees
  • It comes down to economics
  • Kids are doing better in school
  • A more urbanized nation
  • The value of having nature in the city
  • The cycle of life
  • We are just a strand in this web
  • We don’t own the earth we are part of the earth
  • Maintain that connection

 

Cook with your soul and spirit

Cook with your soul and spirit

great big story

Mexico’s Zapotecs are an indigenous community living in Oaxaca, Mexico. Before Spanish colonization, Zapotecan civilization was a thriving epicenter of food, culture and tradition. Today, chef Abigail Mendoza is on a mission to keep those traditions alive by cooking the food of her ancestors. All the dishes she cooks—including pre-hispanic mole, stuffed chiles with Oaxaca cheese and atole—are made using ancient techniques. Recognized by the world’s best chefs for her dishes, she hopes to keep the food of her ancestors alive and thriving.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video

  • An indigenous group
  • Pre-colonial era
  • Keep their traditions alive
  • She has become world-famous
  • Keeping the traditional ways of cooking alive
  • A Corn-based sauce
  • She cooks chilies directly on coals
  • Foods that were eaten thousands of years ago

Map of Oaxaca :

map of mexico

3 000 Villages to discover

3 000 Villages to discover

 

visit Greece

Bustling cities, small traditional villages, breathtaking nature, rich culture, archaeological sites, mesmerizing islands, culinary treats and recipes form a fascinating destination. Enjoy Greece all year round, as each season has something special to offer. Uncover Greece’s hidden treasures   HERE

Only in Africa

Only in Africa

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Visit the Nelis HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • An absolute passion for the primates
  • Such close proximity
  • Even the youngsters
  • Mothers with infants
  • A certain pose a certain look
  • It’s all about being observant
  • Keep an eye open
  • Animal behavior
  • The comfort zones
  • Working very closely with wildlife
  • Lighting conditions
  • A really great safari experience
  • To date I’ve done 45 gorilla tracks
  • More in-depth knowledge
  • Go on a safari
  • The difficult part