Europe’s only desert

Europe’s only desert

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Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Adventurers
  • 5000 years of history
  • Top of our list
  • Europe’s only desert
  • You just have to see
  • Wander around the ruins
  • Visit a vineyard
  • Volcanic soil
  • Let the locals show you how it’s done
  • We set off for the lakes
  • This left us wandering
  • So full of surprises

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I’m a Trad

I’m a Trad

[Green Renaissance]

Michael lives in the old Victorian town of Oamaru, on the South Island of New Zealand. He is a ‘Trad’ – a Traditional. He embraces the good aspects of the past and tries to live a life that is a little more gentle than the modern day consumer world.

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Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A brief period of my life
  • Some sort of dress up
  • An item of clothing
  • How i approach my life
  • My normal is very odd and different
  • I’m a trad, which means I try to live somewhat a traditional lifestyle
  • I have a very conservative view
  • Modern fashionable things
  • A bit gentler than the consumer world
  • The handmadeness of an object, the personal touch
  • Book binding
  • Sewing a book with a needle and thread
  • I am amazed that the world in holding itself together
  • Our lifestyle is destroying the planet
  • The generation 7 times down the line
  • We don’t question or think about things that much
  • How are you benefiting other people
  • How are you benefiting the planet
  • There’s gotta be give and take
  • I would always say follow your passion
  • To give me the option of choice and freedom

 

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I will definitely miss you

I will definitely miss you

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The once plentiful sea turtles of Zanzibar are disappearing. Poaching and bycatch have severely reduced the population of these elegant reptiles. But there’s still hope. The Mnarani Marine Turtle Conservation project is working hard to look after the turtles in order to bring their numbers up to previous levels. A Great Big film by filmmaker Dan the Director.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Surrounded by the Indian Ocean
  • When I scuba dive I feel great
  • My first dive
  • A world of its own
  • I don’t see many turtles
  • To participate in the conservation of turtles
  • For educational purposes
  • I am an uneducated fisherman
  • Save the sea turtles
  • We had a lot of poachers
  • We talk to the village fishermen about conservation
  • Our children and grand children will not be able to see them
  • Looking after him, feeding him
  • We are going to release you back to the sea

Map of Zanzibar

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Zero waste

Zero waste

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The village of Kamikatsu in Japan has taken their commitment to sustainability to a new level. While the rest of the country has a recycling rate of around 20 percent, Kamikatsu surpasses its neighbors with a staggering 80 percent. After becoming aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide associated with burning garbage, the town instated the Zero Waste Declaration with the goal of being completely waste-free by 2020.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Tea fields
  • Idyllic mountains
  • Produces no trash
  • Created carbon dioxide emissions
  • Zero waste
  • A new way of living
  • No such thing as throwing something in the trash
  • Everything has to get recycled
  • In the beginning it was difficult
  • She’s a housewife
  • The classification system
  • Is the key to Kamikatsu’s success
  • A huge burden
  • A way of life
  • Looking at trash differently

Map of Kamikatsu – Japan

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The Ocean starts with you

The Ocean starts with you

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Soda and soap bottles don’t belong in the sea, but it’s too often where they end up. In fact, experts estimate that an entire garbage truck worth of plastic hits our oceans every minute—the vast majority of it coming from developing nations like Haiti. To alleviate the problem, the Plastic Bank pays people to collect plastic waste that can be recycled and reused. Richardson Gustave oversees the organization’s daily operations around his home city of Port-au-Prince, coordinating transportation and inspection, and ensuring that collectors have the equipment needed to complete this vital task. This is the second story in our latest series, “The Brave,” all about the incredible people protecting our Great Big Planet.

Want to help protect our oceans? Get involved: https://oceanconservancy.org/ Ocean Conservancy is working to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. With their partners, they create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Faced with one of the biggest challenges
  • Huge amount of plastic
  • Make a change
  • One bottle less
  • Pays people to collect plastic
  • Preventing the plastic from going into the ocean
  • Attack the problem
  • Dispose of any waste
  • Alleviating poverty
  • It dawned on me that I have to make a change
  • We have to be more responsible
  • They collect the plastic
  • In return you get cash or other services for that plastic
  • Going around the centers
  • In a sufficient time
  • A plastic bank
  • 30 Collection centers
  • People who are in need
  • We are creating a positive change
  • They are my greatest inspiration
  • Whatever we can do to get it done is what we do
  • This is a global issue

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the youngest Olympian in history

the youngest Olympian in history

 

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • skateboarding will be making its first appearance as an Olympic sport
  • has her sight set on goal
  • she trains in the US
  • youngest ever summer Olympian
  • it makes me feel happy and free
  • that carefree attitude is the key to her success
  • She’s been skating and surfing since she could walk
  • Picking up tips from her father
  • she trains regularly
  • her Olympic dream
  • just have fun and get out there
  • she’s already a precocious talent
  • the youngest Olympian in history
  • she’ll have to qualify against the world’s best women

 

 

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wildest dreams

wildest dreams

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What’s it like to try an extreme sport, for the first time? This wild man isn’t afraid to show you. (Ok, maybe he’s a little afraid.) Jonny Moseley travels to Lone Pine, California in the Sierras to get a lesson from his buddy, Red Bull sponsored slacklining champ, Alex Mason.

Vocabulary Chunks to learn from video :

  • A pro slack-liner
  • This location that is so beautiful
  • Tight rope
  • Check this place out – it’s so gorgeous
  • Check out these rock formations
  • I think I’m in the spot
  • That is so sick
  • Just channel the energy
  • It looks so damn easy but it’s not
  • I’m pretty flexible
  • Jut give it a try
  • It’s dark, it’s raining, there’s lightning, there’s thunder
  • I knew I was going to be really scared
  • That is not what I expected

 

 

dreaming big

dreaming big

visit California

Pro-skater Bob Burnquist has done turns on almost every surface imaginable, including a floating skate ramp on the crystal-blue waters of Lake Tahoe. Surrounded by majestic peaks, this High Sierra gem is definitely one for your bucket list. Winter and springtime snow lets you carve it up at world-class alpine resorts, while summer brings out the water toys—sailboats, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and more.

Vocabulary Chunks to learn from video :

  • Dream as big as I can
  • Make it happen
  • I love wild ideas
  • The freedom to manifest them
  • It’s a floating ramp
  • All this work will be for nothing
  • All my dreams came true
  • Wake up, dream it, make it happen
  • A mega ramp
  • It just doesn’t end
  • I’m living it everyday