A tennis lesson from a Professional Tennis Player who is currently ranked World No. 1

A tennis lesson from a Professional Tennis Player who is currently ranked World No. 1

“Just believe in your dreams. If you have dreams, don’t give up. Belief is the most common word to me, even more than hope. For one, to achieve his dreams, he needs to truly believe in them.”

– Novak Djokovic

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Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

The fourth ranked player in the world

Toss a ball higher

Gives you more time

The speed and pace

Keep your upper body as loose as possible

If I want to produce more spin

Can you just walk us through how you do the drop shot?

Forward position

Keep your head still

Service Line

Beginning players

Try to search for the ball

Keep your legs working all the time

Follow through all the time

Split step in the court

Accelerate from then on

Get into a comfort zone

My opponent is stretching out and being very defensive


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For my students…..Congratulations !

For my students…..Congratulations !

What is Success . . .

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Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

Success …

Means doing a job I love which I feel contributes to society

Happiness in doing what you’re doing

It is really about changing people for the better

Balance your life and work

How my children progress through their lives

Getting a really good internship this summer

Getting my Masters when I was pregnant

 The secret to my success is …

Being able to reach out and connect

Great communication

Trusting my gut … trusting my instincts

Learning more about my field

Always keep evolving, try to renew yourself each day

Surround yourself with those open-minded people

You get to the point where you can accomplish anything

Snap your joy

Snap your joy

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Snap your joy

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video:





I saw joy, I saw happiness

I saw people celebrating life

Transmitting a lot of positive energy

It kind of lifts you up

Joyful inside

They keep us going from day-to-day

A Virtual School

A Virtual School

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Virtual School

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

A Virtual School

Schooling at home

Prepare the lessons

People who are experts in their fields

Two requirements we have to meet

A schedule they have to meet

Get on a chat room with your entire class

Talk about their lesson

Traditional brick and mortal school

Work together to achieve success

It’s kind of like email

Learning beyond the classroom

Meet them on field trips

See many different places

Museums, Science Centers, Historical sites

Get to meet people face to face

You get to enjoy activities that involve learning

What can we expose our children to, to make them well-rounded

Global economy

I’m involved in a lot outside of school

I take private voice lessons

You’re not relying solely on the school

I’m able work at my own pace

Get ahead if I want to

Interact with other students

Academic excellence

Homemade Potato Chips – A great snack for when you’re watching movies

Homemade Potato Chips – A great snack for when you’re watching movies

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Homemade Potato Chips

Vocabulary to learn after the video :

  • Everybodys all time favourite snacks
  • Homemade potato chips
  • They are so much nicer than the store bought ones
  • So let’s get started
  • Low starch potato
  • Grab your slicer and slice the potatoes into fairly thin strips
  • So the slicer makes your life a lot easier
  • Get out as much starch as possible
  • Put the potatoes into a collander and give them a good rinse
  • Add in a couple of tablespoons of salt
  • Leve them set for about 30 minutes
  • Set them on a paper towel
  • Pat them down
  • You want them as dry as possible
  • If it sizzles up you know the oil is ready
  • You can use a deep frier if you have one
  • Just until they turn a nice golden brown
  • Frying by far produces the best results for me
  • Season them up
  • You can use whatever your taste buds are caling out for
  • A great snack for when you are watching movies
Mark Wood || Polar Explorer

Mark Wood || Polar Explorer

Thank you Mark for such an inspirational lesson !

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Mark wood

Vocabulary to learn after watching video :

  • Standing at just above 4.700 m and you can see the clouds
  • As loud as you can
  • Wave your hands in the air
  • 1 ..2 .. 3 .. go
  • Mark Wood has reached the South Pole completing the first leg of his solo challenge
  • 700 miles walk across Antarctica took Mark 50 days to complete in temperatures as low as -50 degrees celsius
  • Nothing around, as you can see
  • Completely alone
  • Listen to the silence
  • How many times can you say that in your life


Playing a Titanic Tuba

Playing a Titanic Tuba

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Vocabulary to learn after watching video :

  • It’s a conversation starter
  • Something that you walk by and say wow
  • Look at that giant tuba
  • Something to really get people into the store
  • Financial district
  • I was speechless
  • It kind of Sounds like a jack hammer like a block away
  • If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck
  • It can only play the fundamental pitches
  • I’m checking to see if it is the world’s biggest tuba
  • I’ve emailed and been in contact with the Guinness Book of World Records
  • I haven’t heard back yet
  • It’s much much larger than your average tuba
  • They typically weigh 30 to 35 pounds
  • It weighs easily over 100 pounds
  • It takes a good set of ears to be able to  hear the notes cause they so low
  • It sounds like a helicopter
  • You have fewer notes you can play
  • Large instrument
  • In the right set of lungs it can sound gorgeous