Tis the season to be jolly #12

Tis the season to be jolly #12

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photography by vocabularyinchunks

A Greek Christmas Tradition

While people across the world are decorating their Christmas trees, many Greeks opt for the Greek tradition of decorating a small boat. Greece was always a maritime country and, in the past, the majority of men worked as fishermen or sea men. For many centuries, Greeks have been decorating small wooden boats in order to express their gratitude for the safe return of their loved ones who were travelling at sea for the rest of the year.

[vrisi36.com]

 

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The 5 Musketeers

The 5 Musketeers

#safarilive

Jump on the back and join a LIVE African Safari. Twice a day expert guides invite you to come along and drive through the African bush in search of the Big Five as well as smaller animals.   READ MORE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• Incredibly fortunate
• A coalition 5 male cheetahs
• It’s not something that is unheard of
• It is quite rare in nature
• The musketeer coalition
• How the coalition is made
• The majority of their time
• The dominant leader
• The individual with the collar
• The first kills
• The leader of the pack
• Who is the boss
• An ecosystem
• An impact on the cheetah population
• Ousted and pushed into other areas
• They will then be populated by them
• That is Mother Nature’s way
• Only the strongest best genes survive
• They are incredible hunting units
• Their success rates
• Bring down prey
• Latch on larger prey
• Bring the animal down and dispatch it
• The coming months will bring
• We certainly have a lot to look forward to

 

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #11

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #11

 

[Primitive Technology ] 

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.”  READ MORE

 

Do one thing every day that scares you #2

Do one thing every day that scares you #2

[ikea belgium]

A wireless bungee jump? Is it already possible? One thing is certain, it looks so real that everyone will surely go along with this story of the first wireless bungee jump. Now in theory, it could even be possible according to physics experts. 

The 3-minute mockumentary shows that the era of “wireless” is finally here. Yes, now everything is wireless, and even bungee jumping may soon be done without the  elastic attachment. In the meantime, IKEA launches an intelligent system allowing you to wirelessly charge your smartphone. No more hassle with wires, all you do is lay your smartphone on the wireless charger, beautifully incorporated in IKEA furniture. [DDB]

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

Combine extreme sports with science

 A wireless bungee jump

 A team of scientist

 Here’s the story

 We work with magnets

 They attract each other

 We are going to do the reverse

 Four dishes which will convert the electricity into a strong magnetic field

 The bungee jumper

 It will look like he is doing a bungee jump

 The guy who is will to do it

 In theory everything should work

 The big day

 Jumping without a wire

 Damien is ready

 You did it

 It’s one of the greatest feelings in the world

 Wireless charging today

 

Sometimes you have to fall before you fly

Sometimes you have to fall before you fly

 

[Jean-Baptiste Chandelier]
Secret Nation – Tonight
Days run, nights fall away
Street lights guiding me
They show me the way
 Ooh ooh ooh
Take my hand I’ll lead you home
Escape our fame and walk alone
Turn down the lights tonight
The moon’s our guide
We dance, we sing, we live
We love tonight
Let’s run from the dawn
Before it knows we are gone
We dance, we sing, we live
We love tonight
Let’s get lost, ignore the signs
On streets of black and white
Let’s color in these lights
Ooh ooh ooh
A heart run wild
Knows no end
A love untied
Will rise again
Turn down the lights tonight
The moon’s our guide
We dance, we sing, we live
We love tonight
Let’s run from the dawn
Before it knows we are gone
We dance, we sing, we live
We love tonight
Turn down the lights tonight
The moon’s our guide
We dance, we sing, we live
We love tonight
Let’s run from the dawn
Before it knows we are gone
We dance, we sing, we live
We love tonight

 

 

Have you ever climbed a tree?

Have you ever climbed a tree?

[Londonist Ltd]

Follow Jack’s tree climbing adventures HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching video :

  • I’m an obsessive tree climber
  • Probably 200 or so trees across the city
  • I’ve distilled that into my book
  • The tree climber’s guide
  • Central London
  • All the emails, the phone calls and the spreadsheets
  • So I stepped out into a park with a sandwich
  • A pine tree
  • 60 Feet above London
  • The view was just amazing
  • Start at the end of your road
  • Local green space, a park or garden
  • Start on a low branch
  • Until your confidence builds
  • Take a friend to help you out
  • With a friend you can get into 100 more trees than you would on your own
  • Work your way up
  • Risk-averse (opposed to taking risks) age
  • Councils are terrified about being sued
  • If you’re cautious and respectable
  • There is no reason you shouldn’t explore trees across the city
  • It grows up to 60 or 70 feet high
  • You can get all the way to the top
  • Maybe one day we’ll come back

Learn English with short videos – Short videos for the classroom –  English Language Schools – English collocations
Where the sea breathes in slow motion

Where the sea breathes in slow motion

 

[Outside television]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A new way of seeing things
  • Travelling to the unknown
  • It ignites our sense of discovery
  • Adventure spirit
  • The beauty of twilight
  • All day and into the night
  • Our eyes are wide open
  • Colors only imagined
  • A stunning attack on the senses
  • Where the sea breathes in slow motion
  • As we celebrate its magical rich history
  • The freedom to explore
  • Rethink routine
  • In the Land of Fire and Ice
  • We remain true to our adventure spirit
  • The landscape become our playground

 

 

To the ends of the Earth

To the ends of the Earth

 

“My biggest fear in life is regret. I follow my curiosity, my instinct, as it tells me to go to the ends of the earth. There’s an insatiable desire in me to explore with a camera in hand to try and capture a fleeting moment that encapsulates the soul of that place”  Meet Canon Master and extreme sports photographer Krystle Wright  HERE

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • My biggest fear in life is regret
  • Try and capture a fleeting moment
  • Adventure sports photographer
  • It’s a lifestyle that I live and breathe
  • Photography changed my perception of the world
  • Hanging off cliffs
  • Trudging through the rain
  • Capture something unique
  • You can call me a nomad
  • Seeking out what lies over the next horizon
  • Adventure is best shared with friends
  • I’m a blend of inspiration, creativity and insanity
  • Frozen to the core that even my bones felt cold
  • There is risk to what I do
  • But why? Because it makes me feel alive
  • If you follow what you love it will not lead you astray
  • It continues to be one incredible life with no regrets
Do one thing every day that scares you

Do one thing every day that scares you

[world of free sports]

Victoria Falls Highline

Almost exactly 159 years after the Scottish missionary David Livingstone discovered the Victoria Falls as the first European, Reinhard Kleindl and Lukas Irmler were able to become the first to cross the almost 100m wide gorge in front of the world´s biggest waterfall – on a Slackline. 

Visit Reinhard HERE

Visit Lukas HERE

 

Come fly with me

Come fly with me

  

Green Renaissance

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • How they gain their altitude 
  • Non-motorised flight
  • You can learn a lot from watching their behaviour
  • Hanging under a paraglide
  • They don’t recognise you as a human
  • Vultures are just amazing characters
  • They will come and join you, they will follow you around
  • And that’s pretty unique
  • That makes it a really cool experience
  • That’s just the most incredible thing that I’ve done, nothing comes close

“Walter Neser works at the Vulture Conservation program in Magaliesberg, South Africa. He flies with the endangered Cape Vulture in an attempt to learn more about their behavior from the air.

South African vultures are in serious trouble, especially the Cape Vulture, which is critically endangered, with only 2900 breeding pairs remaining. Reasons for their decline are varied, but include problems such as pylon injuries, malicious poisonings, muti killings (medicine murder) and insufficient food sources.”  Green Renaissance

Find out more @  Vulpro Kid’s Corner &  Vulpro

 

 

A room with a view

A room with a view

Mini UK

To get inspired and create your own mini adventure visit The Mini Countryman Getaway

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

• Escaping the city
• A new kind of getaway
• Breathtaking views
• Exclusive locations
• Generous living space
• Home comforts
• Breakfast included

 

This place is special, so unique

This place is special, so unique

[Matador Network]

11 Offbeat wildlife destinations in India

India is a country so rich in culture and national heritage that it still attracts hordes of visitors from across the globe, solely to admire its diversity. Famous monuments, heritage sites and exploring the incredible wildlife has its own appeal. Simply watching the wild animals in their natural habitat, has an added charm which draw tourists and locals alike to the jungles like a magnet. The real beauty, however, lies hidden elsewhere, in some of the lesser known wildlife sanctuaries and parks that can be found spread all over India.      READ MORE @ Gamin Traveler

Turn your 100 years on this planet into 1000

Turn your 100 years on this planet into 1000

[Kenny Laubbacher]
Vocabulary to learn after watching the video
  • I don’t know where all that time went
  • I just blinked and I was eighty
  • Building a routine in my 30s
  • Do  something radically different
  • It scares the crap out of me
  • Change my brain chemistry
  • The routine is the enemy of time
  • It makes it fly by
  • Your brain is awake and turned on
  • Every passing second
  • The muscle is activated
  • Your brain figured  out the pattern of how the world works
  • Travel wakes up your brain
  • Every hill I cross over
  • I want to be aware of every day I’m alive
  • I want to make it to 85 and be exhausted
  • Alive and awake every singe day
  • That is the duty of being adult
  • You choose adventure for  your own  life
  • Getting out of your routine
  • A bike trip
  • I don’t want the calendar to be my boss
  • A mind and a soul that is wide awake
  • It turns your 100 years on this planet into 1000

 

 

I just can never get enough of it

I just can never get enough of it

 [Goal Zero]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Travelling for me is energizing my batteries
  • I love knowing where home is
  • I just get claustrophobic
  • Anxiety comes over
  • I’d rather be living out of a suitcase
  • Doing laundry and washing dishes
  • I just can never get enough of it

 

 

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #10

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #10

 

[Primitive Technology ] 

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.”  READ MORE