wildest dreams

wildest dreams

visit California

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

 

 

Recording the sounds of extinction

Recording the sounds of extinction

great big story

Ecologist and musician Bernie Krause has made it his life’s work to record the planet’s vanishing soundscapes. Here’s why we need to tune into the environment.  Read more at ideas.ted.com

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

Global warming
Natural Soundscape
The sun rises
Birds begin to sing
A soundscape ecologist
I record animals for a living
Repeat the recordings over and over again
An archive of material
Robust habitat with a signature of a stream
Changing drastically
A silent spring
Radically altered
Before logging
Same spot
A coral reef
In the long run
In the short run
We are partly to blame for that
A pair of earphones