Books on wheels

Books on wheels


Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • At about 3 books a week I probably read over 50 books
  • Sit around with nothing to do
  • Just stare off into space
  • A leisure time activity
  • There are a lot of misconceptions about people who are living outside
  • Interested in literature
  • They haven’t been to college
  • There are many assumptions that people make
  • Part of the Street Books’ mission
  • To restore the dignity of people who have been cast aside
  • To put at the margin of things
  • Patrons are often grateful for the opportunity
  • Get the books, get the stories
  • We have short stories, long stories, true stories, love stories, war stories

Street Books is a bicycle-powered traveling library that serves homeless people in Portland, Oregon. Librarians bike to select locations where people can borrow books without having to show ID or proof of address Read more @ Street Books

Have you got a Little Free Library in your garden?

Have you got a Little Free Library in your garden?

[PBA 30]
Vocabulary to learn after watching the video
  • You can find just about anything you need online
  • The experience of going through a book that has some value
  • The little free library concept is very simple
  • A nationwide thing
  • Put the libraries out in their yards
  • You don’t have to sign anything out
  • No late fees
  • A repurposed newspaper box
  • Reading is very important
  • You can also read for leisure
  • I was able to take some photos and replicate as best I could the actual look of the Plaza
  • They take you through step by step instructions
  • It’s a great ice breaker and it’s a very easy way to meet people who have recently moved in the neighborhood
  • It’s a way to connect people
  • Contributing to the literacy of their whole community

Little Free Libraries are community-run and supported book sharing outposts that are popping up across the nation in mass numbers. The best map for finding these resources in the bay area is one created by an unaffiliated individual who lists all libraries, “official” or not. For more information about the movement, visit”  

Read more @ Bittersweet Blog

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

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Some people’s lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks’ isn’t. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for generations.
In evocative and lucid prose, James Rebanks takes us through a shepherd’s year, offering a unique account of the rural life and fundamental connection with the land that most of us have lost.

Buy online HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• A shepherd is nothing without his sheepdogs
• My work is only possible because of them
• Gather fields
• Dog and stick farming
• Old fashion way of farming
• I wanted to tell everybody about it
• Historically significant
• We’re a family farm
• Loving every moment of it
• He was free, he was independent, he was proud
• Loved every moment of it
• However big or small
• My book is an attempt to share that world and explain it
• A deep sense of belonging
• They’re shaped by the landscape
• We are proud of what we are
• Try and keep it going in the future




Paint the sky and make it yours #24

Paint the sky and make it yours #24

“The trees reach up above me toward the sky, stretching out their great limbs in an intricate pattern that reminds me of the pattern of light… the pattern shifting back and forth as I climb.” 

– Ned Hayes, The Eagle Tree


Photography  by : vocabularyinchunks
Sometimes the perfect surprise isn’t the one you get, it’s the one you give

Sometimes the perfect surprise isn’t the one you get, it’s the one you give


Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The perfect surprise
  • They soon became the best of friends
  • The weather grew warmer
  • Act strangely
  • Feel better
  • She began to search for a way to make her friend happy
  • Anna knew the answer right away
  • Up and up they drove
  • They could drive no further
  • At long last the time came to say goodbye


Zorba the Greek

Zorba the Greek

Jabuba Films TM /Orquesta de Cámara de Siero

“Ah, if you could just dance all that you’ve just said, then I could understand!”

– Zorba the Greek, Nikos Kazantzakis

LESSON PLAN for teachers HERE

One of the best ways to keep a secret is to shout it

One of the best ways to keep a secret is to shout it

[Chronicle Books]


Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • An instant photograph
  • It’s tangible
  • There’s nothing in the world like it
  • I wish I was a camera
  • I would take a picture of
  • All the small and subtle stuff
  • Keep my memories all intact
  • It’s so important that this medium continues to be embraced
  • Pass on that knowledge
  • Step into this magic world
  • Today so many images live on hard drives
  • You have instant art
  • Not only inspiration photographs but great guidance on how to get started with instant film
  • We detail the cameras, film and accessories available on the market today
  • We explain the building blocks of composition
  • Vintage bottles
  • A post modern building
  • Taking someone’s portrait
  • Our inspirational portfolios in the back of the book
  • Jaw dropping
  • Instant photography
  • A true collaboration between 3 friends
  • Passionate about instant photography
  • The same sort of questions were being asked

Vocabulary chunks in this video are also suitable for those taking  the CaMLA ECPE Speaking Test  @ HAU

Job Profile  –  Photographer 

“Photographers take pictures of people, places, products and events. They may work for companies or individual clients, or create and sell their own images.

You’ll usually specialise in an area like corporate, fashion or portrait photography.

Your day-to-day tasks may include:

  • discussing the project with the client
  • preparing the location for the photo session
  • choosing the right equipment
  • setting up lighting
  • composing and taking photos
  • checking image quality
  • editing images
  • processing and printing photos
  • marketing and running your business

Skills required

  • organisational and time-management skills
  • IT skills 
  • marketing skills 
Read more @ [National Career Service ]


Story Time – The Secret Garden || Chapter 5

Story Time – The Secret Garden || Chapter 5

The Secret Garden (by Frances Hodgson Burnett)

Listen to following podcast (15:28) :

The Secret Garden (by Frances Hodgson Burnett)

When Mary Lennox is sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody says she is the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It is true, too. Mary is pale, spoilt and quite contrary. But she is also horribly lonely. Then one day she hears about a garden in the grounds of the Manor that has been kept locked and hidden for years. And when a friendly robin helps Mary find the key, she discovers the most magical place anyone could imagine

Transcript of podcast (source : storynory)
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