How can I help you?

How can I help you?

A kindergarten teacher and his service dog in Sacramento are teaching students lessons of the mind and heart.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video

a wheelchair
he broke his neck in a diving accident
he has his service dog Rex, by his side
Every day that I go to work I take Rex with me
It’s Mr Peets and Rex, We go hand in hand
if I’m… dropping stuff on the ground, he’s there to help me out
Up you go. Good boy

get a book and read.
They just need someone to listen to them

let them practice their reading skills
they can pet him for a while until they calm down
He’s so cute and adorable
And I like to read to him. Rex makes me feel good
When I have the leash and he’s hooked up to me
he is so excited to be out there with the kids

at first they’re afraid
he’s part of their family
at the end of the school day
a service dog
“Come on Rex. Come on, come on, come on!”
how can I help you?
What can I do for you?
I’m here for you no matter what
It typically takes 1 to 2 years to train a service dog
Some typical tasks include picking up objects
opening and closing doors,


The secrets of a friendship

The secrets of a friendship


“Dogs & Us – The Secret of a Friendship” tells beautiful, exciting and extraordinary real-life stories of dogs and humans around the world. From the shelter dog helping a prison inmate find courage, to the specially trained four-legged companion of a young autistic woman, to the rescue dog using smell to locate missing people. In breathtaking pictures, the documentary shows dogs’ special skills and uncovers why they are essential to our society. Why can dogs communicate with us so well? How far does this understanding go? And what exactly is the secret of this wonderful friendship?


Do you look like your dog?

Do you look like your dog?

This is a challenge called match the dog to their owner

It’s actually scientifically proven that dogs and their owners look similar. One 2004 study published in the journal Psychological Science found that people were able to match photos of dogs and their owners, based solely on physical similarities. And a 2015 study published in the journal Anthrozoös revealed that it’s similar eyes in particular that give the pairings away. Now, whether or not people seek out pups who look like them on purpose is still up for debate. But one thing is clear: Dogs who look like their owners is a common sight. And we have the proof. Check out these 25 identical canine-human duos and prepare to be amazed! READ MORE

Choose a breed that looks like you HERE

You might also enjoy watching Poetic Dogs – CLICK HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video

I’m gonna be really good at this
this is gonna be fun for us to play along
I was asked if i’m allergic to anything
dogs always look like their owners
chip looks like he’s probably a couch cuddler he’s a little sausage shaped
he’ll do anything for a treat
this is like a little sweetheart potentially a rescue
this guy likes largebreeds for sure
a tiny little dog like this
he’s kind of pulling on the collar
that that makes sense
I’m actually a dog trainer a cute little puppy
what type of person would own this beautiful collie
if it was a rescue or not a more accurate guess
it is a good thing if they are rescue dogs

What’s on your bucket list

What’s on your bucket list

SOUTH AFRICA HAS IT ALL !  Bungee jumping, feeding elephants, paragliding, chilling with penguins and rhino rescue…

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • I don’t think I can do this
  • We are on our way to South Africa
  • A negative COVID test
  • We have all tested negative
  • The best view of all time
  • I’m putting my life in his hands
  • This is unbelievable
  • This is awesome
  • Check it off the list
  • Paraglide in Capetown
  • We are on the road

South Africa Maps & Facts - World Atlas

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Wild Wisdom

Wild Wisdom

Green Renaissance

“If you spend a long time with any species in the wild, you are encountering the species as they truly are. I describe it as wild wisdom.” – Jenny Cullinan Jenny dedicates all of her time to studying and learning from bees in the wild. She believes that we need to fundamentally change how we interact with bees, from housing and feeding, to moving them from one area to another to pollinate our crops. Let’s let the wild bees show us how.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Spend a long time
  • In the wild
  • As they truly are
  • That allows for the understanding to be much much greater
  • That can only be aquired
  • I’m allergic to bee stings
  • Being afraid of bees
  • We spend up to 8 hours a day
  • 5 Days a week
  • They’re fascinating
  • It’s a mystery
  • Globally bee populations are crashing
  • It’s a huge concern
  • Many factors that contribute to that
  • To enhance our relationship with bees
  • Specific needs
  • One should understand what they do in the wild
  • Try to mimic that
  • How we house them
  • A synthetic material
  • The whole natural order starts to fragment
  • Traditional ways of keeping bees
  • Tree beekeeping
  • More habitats for bees
  • Planting enough forage for them
  • All year round
  • Free to be wild
  • Number one priority
  • Should not be moved around from area to area
  • That are genetically sound
  • Live and know the conditions of your area
  • Survive well
  • See what comes
  • Looking at Nature’s Genius
  • My dream would be
  • We have to free our thinking and our way of being
  • On so many levels
  • Our inner relationship with ourselves
  • Our outer relationship with the world
  • You’re a better person
  • For yourself and for others
What inspires you?

What inspires you?

National Geographic

Simon Beck is a snow artist who creates huge designs in the snow by simply walking in a pair of snowshoes. He believes that inspiration goes before motivation, and nature’s perfect patterns inspire him to create something new every time out. This short documentary by Flash Studio follows Beck’s preparations for a piece he did in Stryn, Norway, on a day of good snow. Watch and join him as he catches a first glimpse of a masterpiece that, after many steps and calculations, would most likely be covered in two days. Follow Simon on Instagram HERE

 

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Every day is a miracle

Every day is a miracle

Green Renaissance

We must teach our children to smell the earth, to taste the rain, to touch the wind, to see things grow. Our children have always decided the future. Let them choose one that aligns with our earth.  “Encourage your kids to look for nature everywhere you go. It’s the weed breaking through the pavement, It’s the leaves forming small clumps along the side of the road. It’s the sky at any given time of the day or night. It’s the wind doing what it likes to your hair. Look around, it won’t take long to find it.” ~Penny Whitehouse

We “Green Renaissance”, make these short films as passion projects, to share inspiration. You can help us make more films like this by making a tiny donation, so we can continue this journey with you –  @greenrenaissance

Who is Green Renaissance? We are a tiny collective of 4 passionate filmmakers (Warren, Jacky, Michael and Justine). We live off-grid and dedicate our time to making films that we hope will inspire and share ideas.

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Top 10 words of 2020

Top 10 words of 2020

BBC Learning English

Keep your English up to date with our guide to the top 10 English words of the year! Watch and learn the most important and useful English vocabulary of 2020: from ‘mute’ to ‘lockdown’, we take a close look at the key English words we’ve been using in this most unusual of years!  READ MORE

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