Meet South Africa

Meet South Africa

South African Tourism

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video

 

  • What is Mbhaco you may ask
  • A Xhosa Bride
  • He needed to find inspiration elsewhere
  • Where was this elsewhere
  • If any inspiration needed finding it would be here
  • Cows with horns that stab the rain
  • Perhaps rubbing shoulders with kings and queens
  • Consult the elders
  • It was further than a short walk away
  • He wasn’t one to give up
  • He looked to the mountains
  • The valley of a thousand hills
  • Ballroom dancing
  • So inspired
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Real Magic

Real Magic

Great Big Story

Tim Linhart was sculpting ice in Colorado when he decided to try something new  : creating a giant, frozen violin. When a friend jokingly asked how Tim thought his violin would sound, it sparked an idea. Why not make an entire, functional orchestra out of ice? That was 21 years ago. These days, Tim is based in Sweden and gathers his icy ensembles to play in cosmic igloos. Grab a seat, and best don’t forget your coat.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video

  • An ice instrument
  • The purity and the clarity
  • A wooden instrument
  • An acoustic material
  • The founder of ice music
  • The idea first came to me about 21 yeas ago
  • An ice sculptor
  • To build a giant violin
  • The instruments are made of white ice
  • A mixture of snow and water
  • The ice part takes about  5-6 days
  • Classical music
  • A wide variety of different things
  • We’ll put on about 45 concerts
  • The concert hall
  • A giant ice cave
  • They cannot wrap their brain around a piece of ice making a sound
  • Very pleasantly surprised
The artist who collaborates with bees

The artist who collaborates with bees

ABC Australia

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Inserting artwork into the hives
  • The honey comb on my artwork
  • Creation in progress
  • How they build their structure onto my artwork
  • I never know what to expect
  • A pleasant surprise
  • Similar to the photographic process
  • I made my mind up
  • A motorcycle accident
  • I took an impression of that
  • Pure focus on the artwork
  • Doing it time and time again
  • I gain most of my inspiration and motivation from my artowork through nature
  • I find it so healing
  • The art piece
Make something out of nothing

Make something out of nothing

ABC Australia

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Lots of fish species
  • Plastic debris that is found in the ocean
  • On the food chain
  • Marine creatures
  • Thrown into the ocean
  • I love going to the beach
  • Going for walks down the beach
  • Throwing it into the landfill
  • Pick up a bag of rubbish
  • Throw it out on the floor
  • Check it all out
  • Create something unique and artistic
  • Out of marine debris
  • Making something out of nothing
  • Turning it into something of beauty
  • They forget to pick their thongs up
  • I keep finding them
  • Create awareness
  • Take away with them what they will

 

Welcome to the jungle #2

Welcome to the jungle #2

WWF international
  • Incredible animals
  • To focus on the big things
  • Just about anywhere
  • Now this insect has blown my mind
  • Most diverse creatures
  • A master of disguise
  • Fiercely protective of their nests
  • They are oblivious to the danger they’re in
  • Staple diet
  • They have the power to change landscapes
  • To feed their colony
  • The nutrients disperse into the soil
  • Nutrient rich hotspots
  • Open grasslands
  • Thick dense forests
  • The part they play is irreplaceable
  • Countless species
  • To be transferred up the food chain
  • Break them down
  • Start the cycle all over again
  • The impact they have on our environment is monumental
  • Deep dark jungles
  • Swampy clearings
  • Vital meeting place
  • Numerous species
  • You never know what is going to show up
  • It is the middle of the day
  • Seek shelter in the forest
  • Mineral pass into the soil
  • The more dung gets left here the richer these bais become
  • Large mammals
  • A different chain of events
  • These fish launch themselves out of the water
  • An entire food chain
  • Reclaimed by the forest
  • Where poaching is heavy
  • Closing up entirely
  • Everything here works in perfect harmony
  • The balance of this entire ecosystem would shift
  • Things we take for granted

Congo-Rainforest

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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]

Follow Stefanos on instagram_logo HERE

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