Some deserve our gratitude

Some deserve our gratitude

Geometry Argentina

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • The pandemic locked us all in
  • Make everything happen
  • Deserve our gratitude
  • Delivery workers
  • Type of work
  • Keep delivering
  • To those they haven’t seen in a while
  • Reconnect with them
  • Be excited
  • From afar
The robo-doctor will see you now

The robo-doctor will see you now

Great big story

The robo-doctor will see you now. Her name is ELF. A humanoid robot, she simulates face-to-face interactions between doctors and patients at a major hospital in India. She helps reduce human interaction to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Rajeev Karwal. He is the chairman of Milagrow Robots, a technology company in Gurgaon, India, that makes ELF and other robots revolutionizing healthcare.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video

  • Various types of robots
  • Fact to face
  • Can I introduce myself
  • In the robotic field
  • Floor cleaning robots
  • The health care industry
  • Around the globe
  • They can serve as a telepresence for the doctors
  • Inside the ward
  • Floor cleaning robot
  • Killed the virus
  • Humanoid robot instead of the doctor
  • They get accustomed to it very quickly
  • It has a lot of capabilities
  • Keeps on wandering around the ward
  • This pandemic has been the turning point for the services robot industry
  • Lead better lives


Will you fly again?

Will you fly again?

Emirates is setting an industry-leading safety and hygiene standard for customers and employees at every step of the travel journey. Our new multi-faceted and comprehensive onboard and on ground measures took effect from today with the resumption of scheduled passenger flights to nine destinations. Our inflight products and services have also been modified to offer complete peace of mind and reassurance.  READ MORE

More COVID-19 Vocabulary Chunks HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Fly better again
  • Enhanced health and safety measures
  • On the ground / on board
  • Flight crew
  • Health screening protocols
  • COVID-19 Passenger testing
  • Specific destinations
  • Thermal scanning for fever detection
  • Microbial shields at check-in
  • Social distancing
  • Travel hygiene kits
  • Face masks, gloves, anti-bacterial wipes and hand sanitizer
  • Safety measures
  • Onboard hygiene
  • Your health and wellbeing is always our first priority


It’s time to stop

It’s time to stop

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Vocabulary chunks to learn from video:

  • It’s time to stop
  • Look out for each other in the distance
  • Take a break
  • Time to make a pause
  • To reset, re-centre, switch off, to move on
  • Time change our little world
  • We were meant to connect
  • We are stronger together
  • Our main strength is to be apart
  • Nature,  landscapes, beaches and monuments aren’t going anywhere
  • Wating for a better time to be lived
  • For a while
  • The perfect time not to visit anything
  • Sometimes to rise, is to stand still
  • Stop and think of ourselves
  • Think of everyone of else too
  • Refocus as a whole
  • Tounderstand and respect our times
  • Respect one another
  • The faster we stop the sooner we will bond again
  • To dream of those amazing days to come
  • For when those days arrive


Are you working from home?

Are you working from home?

William Hanson

As many of us are going to be working from home for some time, etiquette coach William Hanson from The English Manner gives some suggested tips as to how to effectively video conference from home with colleagues and co-workers.

More English manner tips HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

  •  Executive Director of The English Manner
  • Working from home
  • Foreseeable future
  • Video conference etiquette
  • Well lit
  • The angle is good
  • The sound and the connection is spot on
  • That’s what you want to aim for
  • The person on the conference
  • Focus on what you are saying
  • Neutral and dull as possible
  • Some of the mistakes that people make
  • Dianna, are you still there
  • I can see you.. hello….
  • The angle is critical
  • The lens of the camera pointing directly at your eyes
  • Devices with cameras built into them
  • The last ten or more years
  • Lighting is key
  • Please test it in advance
  •  An anonymous whistle blower on the news
  • The person you’re speaking to
  • It’s taking up a bit of their time
  • Shut the door
  • Before you start
  • Dressing to impress
  • Nobody works from home in a suit
  • This is too much and this is too little
  • What to do and what not to do when we video conference from home
  • I hope you stay safe and healthy
We’re never lost if we can find each other

We’re never lost if we can find each other

Facebook App

Never Lost illustrates the idea that as humans we are never truly lost as long as we can connect to each other.
Its montage of deserted streets, people finding new ways to connect during social distancing and COVID-19 Facebook posts is set to an extract from a very moving spoken word poem by British poet, Kate Tempest, called People’s Faces that was published last year on Vevo and is underscored by a stark and soulful piano track.

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Lyrics to People’s Faces
Was that a pivotal historical moment
We just went stumbling past?
Here we are
Dancing in the rumbling dark
So come a little closer
Give me something to grasp
Give me your beautiful
Crumbling heart
We’re working every dread day that is given us
Feeling like the person people meet
Really isn’t us
Like we’re going to buckle underneath the trouble
Like any minute now
The struggle’s going to finish us
And then we smile at all our friends
Even when I’m weak and I’m breaking
I’ll stand weeping at the train station
‘Cause I can see your faces
There is so much peace to be found in people’s faces

I love people’s faces

Songwriters: Daniel De Mussenden Carey / Kate Tempest
People’s Faces lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Domino Publishing Company

What will you remember?

What will you remember?

Children see the world so clearly. The beauty of it. The possibility of it – even in the midst of uncertainty. We have been asking children, from around the world, to tell us what they’ll remember when COVID-19 is over. Truth is, when these uncertain times end, and they will, learning from what our children remember of these times can help us build a world we all deserve.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • What they’ll remember when it’s  over
  • I’ll remember what I learnt
  • I’ll remember doctors and nurses gave their lives to protect us
  • I’ll remember people who worked on streets, while we stayed safe at home
  • I’ll remember countries stopped fighting and started helping each other
  • I’ll remember people sent messages of hope to each other
  • I’ll remember we found new ways to have fun
  • I’ll rember blue skies, animals and birds came back to our cities
  • I’ll remember how mom and dad became more than mom and dad
  • I’ll remember we took more care of everyone old
  • I’ll remember our teachers teaching us that learning never stops
  • I’ll remember we gave homes to those who couldn’t go back to their own
  • I’ll remember everyone playing hairdresser
  • I’ll remember some people gave more than what they had
  • I’ll remember we did our best to keep each other safe
  • When we get through this and we will, let’s remember what got us through this






Stand by me

Stand by me

Nivea UK

Every act of care matters and right now is more important than ever. The smallest act of care can make the biggest difference. It can make someone’s day and helps them to face challenges that would otherwise be impossible.

As a global business NIVEA have put a €50 million fund to help support communities impacted by Covid-19. They are also now producing 1 million litres of disinfectant and 500 million skin and hand care products, which will be donated to hospitals and NGOs globally.



When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we’ll see
No, I won’t be afraid
Oh, I won’t be afraid
Just as long as you stand
Stand by me

So darlin’, darlin’
Stand by me, oh, stand by me
Oh, stand, stand by me
Stand by me

Stand by me, oh, stand by me

Darlin’, darlin’
Stand by me, oh, stand by me
Oh, stand now, stand by me
Stand by me
Whenever you’re in trouble, won’t you stand by me?
Oh, stand by me
Won’t you stand now?
Oh, stand, stand by me, stand by me
Stand by me


Can you speak about COVID-19 in English

Can you speak about COVID-19 in English

Understand and learn to speak about COVID-19 in English. In this important session where I’ll explain the most common vocabulary related to the coronavirus.

You’ll learn: nouns such as symptoms, outbreak, pandemic, transmission, and social distancing; verbs and expressions such as to ban gatherings, to protect the vulnerable, to restrict travel, and to flatten the curve; adjectives such as contagious, symptomatic, mandatory, and unprecedented. This lesson is for anyone who wants to follow the news and discuss this important topic more confidently in English.

Test your understanding by taking the quiz  HERE 


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