Where do you store your winter food supply ?

Where do you store your winter food supply ?

LabofOrnithology

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • One of the most interesting birds that I have every photographed is Acorn Woodpecker
  • I found a population of woodpeckers in a Suburban Park, in Southern California
  • Thousands and thousands of holes in it
  • They are among the busiest birds
  • This is where they store their winter food supply
  • It’s a tree that has been used over the generations, multi generations
  • We don’t drill them all at once
  • Each winter they drill a few more
  • And add some more acorns to them
  • That makes Acorn Woodpeckers pretty special in the bird world
  • They’ve got glossy blue-black back
  • They’ve got red and pale yellow and black markings around their heads and faces
  • Their eyes really stand out
  • You can tell the males from the females
  • They’re highly social birds
  • They live in social groups year round, up to a dozen individuals or more
  • Dramatic and very wonderful wing-spread display
  • I really like to go watch them and photograph them
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Change the world with kindness

Change the world with kindness

 [random acts of kindness]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • I’m 6 and 3/4
  • I just turned 7
  • Doing a charity project
  • Raise food for the food bank
  • We all want life to be good for people
  • It feels great,  just because it feels great  to help a lot of people
  • Children are basically good people
  • They become better people
  • We pass it on
  • If you be kind to somebody, they’ll be kind to you back
  • To show a good example

When was the last time you were kind to someone?

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What stands between you and where you want to be?

What stands between you and where you want to be?

 

   [soulpancake]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • There are pressures all the time
  • Follow their dreams
  • They think it’s corny
  • The fruit comes off the vine
  • People try to discourage me
  • I wanted to quit
  • The energy you put into it
  • There are always things to look forward to it
  • Take the risk
  • You have beautiful experiences along the way
  • Run a business
  • I am creating the world I want to live in
  • Making art and reaching people
  • Setting a goal
  • Success is when you’re happy with yourself
  • Don’t accept the no, ever
Japan – Endless Discovery

Japan – Endless Discovery

  [Lonely Planet]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Social Communications Manager
  • Culture and Historical Activities
  • There is a real contrast between the old and the new, the hyper-modern and super traditional
  • Top Travel Bloggers
  • A really memorable trip
  • A unique cultural experience
  • Busy financial hub
  • A studio, a café and a shop all combined into one
  • The place where the best artists get together to showcase their work
  • I’m going to step back 600 years to experience some authentic Japanese culture
  • Big bold dramatic moves
  • But what struck me was the concentration
  • I don’t quite know how to put it into words
  • It was just mesmerizing
  • Goes back, since well before the 2nd world war
  • Huge frantic city
  • Natural mineral pigments
  • Working in this particular medium, this is Mecca
  • Brightly colored minerals
  • Grind them down into different particles
  • Over a thousand years of tradition
  • It brings a new level of respect
  • The perfect blend of old and new
  • A walk back in time
  • Focusing on the challenges ahead
  • The tea ceremony
  • No ordinary person would be allowed in; it was a very special place
  • They are worth Splurging and spending money on
  • Once in a lifetime experiences that you have to sample when you come to Japan
  • A bond they have with nature

Job Profile –  Travel Blogger  :

“As a writer or author you would produce a variety of types of creative work, including novels, children’s books, poetry and, travel and technical writing. If you’ve got excellent writing skills, and you’ve got the determination and the self-motivation needed to make it in this career, there could be opportunities for you as a writer.

As a writer you could work for yourself writing novels, short stories, plays and poetry. You may wish to choose a writing specialism such as writing children’s books, travel or technical writing. You could also write features for newspapers, magazines, radio, film or television. You may also write for social media, websites or blogs. Depending on your role your work could include:

  • choosing your subject based on personal interest or on a commission given by agents or publishers
  • coming up with themes, ideas or plots
  • researching information using the internet, libraries and personal interviews
  • submitting your draft to a publisher, either speculatively or through an agent
  • revising your work if necessary, after getting feedback
  • pursuing publishing opportunities
  • developing an understanding of copyright law

You may be interested in working as a travel writer, creating guide books, features, hotel reviews or travel novels. Writing travel blogs, articles for websites and updating travel links on Facebook and Twitter could also be part of your job.

Skills, interests and qualities

To become a writer, you should have:

  • excellent writing skills
  • self-discipline and motivation
  • the ability to develop creative ideas
  • perseverance and determination
  • a willingness to work alone for long periods
  • the ability to accept criticism
  • drawing skills, if you wish to illustrate your own work
  • excellent research skills
  • the ability to meet deadlines
  • IT skills
  • the ability to market and promote your work”
[National Career Service ]
Meet Iceland’s wild horses

Meet Iceland’s wild horses

Peter Warner

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Icelanders call these captivating creatures their Viking treasures

  • You won’t see scenes like this anywhere in the world

  • These are wild Icelandic horses

  • Some of them have never been touched by the human hand before

  • It takes patience to win their trust

  • Iceland is a nation that thrives on Myths and Fairy Tales

  • It’s tapping into the countries natural resources to attract travelers with an adventurous spirit

  • They are trustworthy

  • It’s not just the beauty of the beast

  • An extra two riding styles

  • It’s like sitting on a sofa

  • The specialist Icelandic Horse Riding School

  • Local and international students

  • With an average 20% increase in tourists every year

  • They see these creatures as their most compelling ambassadors

  • Why it’s worth venturing off the traditional tourist trails

  • And though they may not strike you as the typical souvenir

  • Only here will you see them unaffected by civilization

I’m pretty sure I have the best job in the world

I’m pretty sure I have the best job in the world

[The Great Big Story]
Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video
  • Being in a Bald Eagle nest is surreal
  • Take your time
  • I’m a Forest Canopy Ecologist
  • A Wild Life Biologist
  • I’m pretty sure I have the best job in the world
  • Capture and work with chicks
  • Get blood samples
  • Environment contaminants
  • The Bald Eagle’s food source
  • To grab a hold of you
  • A whole 360 degree view
  • Nesting on the sea cliffs
  • A host of different sea birds
  • Our research, it may look invasive
  • Our primary concern is the safety of these young birds that we are handling
  • We go to great lengths to ensure that we don’t injure them
  • The Bald Eagles are national birds
  • Take in the view
  • For that moment in time

Want to work in the ‘green economy’?

There are many reasons why we should all keep an eye on the ‘green economy’. You could be passionate about environmental issues or just interested in which jobs might emerge in the coming years. Whether you’re a committed green or not, one thing’s for sure, over the coming years we’re going to hear more and more about environmental issues. But why are they important? And how will they affect your working life? We try to answer some of your questions below.

Why do we need a green economy?

There’s been lots of research into the effect that human activity is having on our planet. This includes:

  • industries that use a lot of fossil fuels like coal and produce a lot of greenhouse gas emissions, which can bring about climate change
  • continuing to extract and rely heavily on fuel sources that will eventually dry up – oil and coal, for example
  • upsetting the natural balance of our ecosystem by destroying places where plants and animals live
  • using up more fuel than we need to in activities like transporting food from one side of the world to the other.

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Which jobs will grow and which skills will be in demand?

Here are some of the job opportunities that are predicted to come from the move towards a green economy.

Renewable & Sustainable Energy

The drive to find new ways of creating energy from resources that will not run out could create jobs for people involved in wind energy, solar power, fuel cells, biofuels, wave power, hydro power, geothermal energy.

Energy efficiency

As our natural fuel sources (such as oil) will eventually run out, we will need to make sure we don’t waste any of the energy they produce. This could mean jobs for people involved in energy-efficient lighting, voltage optimisation, energy management, low power electronic equipment, and insulation.

Resource efficiency

Every product we make, from a yoghurt carton to a wooden chair, takes resources and energy to produce it. So we need to make sure the production methods are efficient and that the product gets used again if possible. This could create jobs for people involved in recycling materials, less energy-intensive manufacturing methods, reducing packaging, sustainable agriculture, low-carbon materials.

But it’s not just jobs that are directly related to energy efficiency, renewable energy and cutting down on waste that will be in demand in the green economy. There are many existing jobs that will be needed in the green economy, such as PR officer, community liaison and jobs in administration or information technology.

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[National Careers Service UK]