Open your eyes back to nature

Open your eyes back to nature

[The Great Big Story]

Culinary Artist, James Gop, has dedicated his life to embracing local foods, open fires and the vast beauty of the Berkshire Mountains. Mother Nature, to Gop, is a giant grocery store full of endless possibility. To celebrate the chef’s refreshing take on what it means to be an artist/explorer/chef in today’s world, Coors Light is enabling James’ next masterpiece: a sumptuous feast that showcases his top dishes, using hand-picked ingredients from the surrounding flora and fauna.

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Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video
  • Walk around in the woods
  • Curious nature
  • Culinary artist
  • More often than not
  • Later this week
  • Building a menu
  • Native species
  • The growing seasons are short
  • He never stops
  • It’s very inspiring
  • Continue to be better
  • My artistic expression
  • A seventeen-hour day
  • Sauté them in a lot of butter and a lot of salt
  • Little red berries
  • To forever change your lives today
  • Being here, present
  • Weeds and grasses
  • An edible grocery store
  • Exposing them to something they’ve never seen
  • Foraged pine bark
  • Whole-wheat flour
  • Making time
  • Be part of this experience
  • Open your eyes back to nature
  • Giving us the opportunity to tell our story
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Make Everyday Brighter

Make Everyday Brighter

Ikea India

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

• Well It’s how you see it
• A merry-go-round
• Things to explore
• Open many doors
• A new way for a new every day
• Make some art
• Make a mess
• Add some more
• Make it less
• Sleepovers
• High fives
• Let it go
• Run away
• Peek a boo
• Say hello how are you
• Make some noise
• Let’s go fly away
• Make everyday brighter

Alone in Paradise

Alone in Paradise

[Great Big Story]
Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :
  • The landscape is vast
  • The wilderness is almost unlimited
  • On foot
  • It’s a  challenge in itself
  • We are at the mercy of the weather
  • Our day-to-day life
  • It covers over 12.000 square  km
  • We have solar panels for power lighting
  • Satellite communications
  • We have the freezer which keeps our food and our produce cold
  • We rely on rainwater for drinking water
  • We live off the land
  • Harvest a deal or catch a fish
  • Capture the menu
  • Go sea fishing
  • Go up the river for a kayak
  • The harshness of the environment
  • People have like-minded passion for the environment
  • Snow-capped mountains
  • Glacier shaped bays
  • Pristine rivers and clear water
  • Nature as it should be

 

Work in a gentle way doing work you love

Work in a gentle way doing work you love

[Happen Films]

Read more about Living the Change HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The creation of culture that is generous and abundant
  • An infrastructure of care, woven into neighborhoods
  • In the heart of Oxford
  • Go and do work in the community
  • Cover the costs
  • Pay urban gardeners to go out and mentor edible landscapes
  • We get to touch base with some of the pensioners
  • Have ears for what their knowledge base is
  • Providing a social contact for them
  • Share their knowledge around food gardening
  • We can engage in the conversations around that
  • Facilitates something that otherwise wouldn’t have been here
  • The kind of changes that need to be made in urban areas
  • Builds community
  • Affordable healthy food
  • Less reliant on unsustainable imported goods
  • Shipped from all over the world
  • The abundance of food that can be grown in an urban space
  • We’ve got huge amounts of food going here
  • Can be as self-sufficient as you want to be
  • Part of what we are working towards for ourselves
  • To live quite simply
  • Working really hard in some sort of frantic way
  • We can work in a gentle way doing work we love
  • Reduce our requirement for money
  • Then we can love life
  • Its far more fulfilling to be able to share that knowledge with people who don’t have it
  • I can see eatable areas, eatable landscapes
  • Sharing their food, sharing seeds, swapping seeds
  • This model taken into another town, and put in place
  • That would be a pretty significant success

 

 

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 can’t imagine living any other way

I can’t imagine living any other way

[The Great Big Story]
Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video
  • This is not a normal way of living
  • This is my husband Wayne
  • We live in a secluded cove
  • No road accesses
  • The water is our highway
  • Everything is floating
  • We are tied to shore with lines
  • We are not anchored
  • The dance floor
  • The light house building
  • 4 Greenhouses
  • It’s about 500 tons, a million pounds
  • Do you ever get seasick?
  • No, when I go to town I get land sick
  • On the West Coast of Vancouver island
  • The richest biomass on earth
  • Get into my canoe and paddle out
  • Catch a fish
  • Subsistence living
  • Move away from the city
  • 24 Years later we are still doing it
  • I can’t imagine living any other way

 

 

 

These tiny horses may have once taken Achilles to Troy

These tiny horses may have once taken Achilles to Troy

National Geographic

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Small horse breed
  • They adapted to the local conditions
  • No white markings of any kind
  • A thicker mane and tail
  • A non-domesticated horse
  • Strong hard hooves
  • Expressive eyes
  • A handsome head
  • A much larger population
  • They were used in agriculture
  • The welfare of the Skyrian horses
  • A definable breed
  • From a conservation perspective but also form a welfare perspective
  • An education perspective to change local people’s opinion
  • Reconstruct the pedigrees
  • That was our main concern
  • From the horses that we bread
  • Has value in a contemporary society
  • Not a long history of equine  activity
  • Go off into the big wide world
  • To promote the Skyrian pony
  • To produce better quality Skyrian  horses

 

The Skyrian horse

Existing primarily on the secluded island of Skyros, the Skyrian horse, or Skyros pony, looks as if it were meant for a child. Although it shares many of the proportions of larger horses, the breed stands at a mere 100 to 110 cm (3.2to 3.6 ft). Some legends connect the small but mighty Skyrian horse with those that Achilles took to Troy, while other theories link the breed to the small horses that appear on the frieze of the Parthenon temple in Athens. There is no concrete proof for these claims, but evidence suggests that the breed has survived relatively isolated in Greece for several thousand years.

Due to declining use of horsepower, overgrazing of livestock on Skyros, and interbreeding with donkeys on the island, the number of Skyrian horses has decreased. Only about 300 horses are left. To preserve the rare breed, organizations such as the Skyros Island Horse Trust working to increase the population and encourage locals to protect the horses. The hope is to increase the genetic pool of Skyrian horses on the island to prevent their numbers from dwindling. [national geographic]

Read more about the Skyrian horse HERE

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