3 000 Villages to discover

3 000 Villages to discover

 

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The world’s grandest open-air university -Athens, Greece

The world’s grandest open-air university -Athens, Greece

[Visit Greece]

Daily Mail praises Athens for its architecture, academia and history and characterizes the Greek capital as the grandest open-air university in the world.

In an article by David Constable, the popular English newspaper underlines that the city is steeped in history with ancient ruins to explore at every turn, lists the Acropolis and the Arch of Hadrian among the must-visit sites, calls it home to an impressive dynasty of athletes and describes the Athenian visit experience as follows:

Walking the cobblestone pathway of Europe’s largest archaeological park in Athens is a rewarding history lesson in the world’s grandest open-air university.

There are no fees. No professors. No homework. You don’t even have to attend everyday, just as and when there’s an itch of intrigue.

Like Rome, Athens surrounds you with the ancient: the Acropolis, the Theatre of Dionysus, Herodes Atticus, Arch of Hadrian and the Athenian Trilogy. It’s the crumbling Meccano kit of empires built and empires destroyed.

No other country can boast such a dynasty of athletes, Titans and Gigantes. And it’s the Greek history and landscapes, even more than empirical brick-and-mortar that jointly built the modern Greece we know today.

Here is a country rooted in our consciousness, whether we’ve visited it or not. The names of ancient Gods and Goddesses are taught to us at an early age, and the epistemology of their philosophers still widely referenced in society today.”

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[Tornosnews]

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How do you drink your coffee?

How do you drink your coffee?

William Hanson

Join etiquette expert William Hanson to learn about the many different accoutrements in the world of proper coffee making.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• A nation of tea drinkers

• Proper coffee
• Which requires all these accoutrements
• First thing in the morning
• Coffee beans
• Fresh ground coffee
• Cafetière
• A coffee cup
• It is completely round
• A dinner party
• Wide awake
• Demitas cup
• Demitas spoon
• A brown sugar
• A molasses sugar
• Serving milk
• Frothed milk
• Froth away until your heart’s content
• Don’t dunk it in your coffee ‘cause that is common
• Ready ground beans

Snack

Snack

[DW English]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Edible delicacies
  • The sea decides what’s on the menu
  • Right on the beach among the palm trees
  • They are making a curry with fresh vegetables and fish
  • Spice Island
  • Fillet the fish
  • Oriental influence on Zanzibar’s cuisine
  • Hungry diners
  • Regular customers here for years
  • It’s typical of the area
  • Culinary delight

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Touching Masterpieces

Touching Masterpieces

 

VR exhibit at The National Gallery of Prague allows the blind to ‘see’ art thanks to special gloves.

“For centuries, art has been a universal medium of expression that has, and continues to, connect language, time and culture. Art however, in its various forms, materials and interpretations, is still not accessible to everyone. Out of 7.595.145.000 people living, over 36.000.000 are blind from birth and 217.000.000 have moderate to severe vision impairment. And in today’s information age, the only way the blind can experience art, is through the senses of tactility and sound.
Whilst the internet does provide descriptive audio, only some iconic masterpieces are presented in such a manner, and in just a few museums, globally. Thus, millions of people have literally not seen, and will never see, sculptural masterpieces such as the head of Nefertiti, the beauty of the Venus de Milo or Michelangelo’s David, to name just a few – until now.
NeuroDigital invites Prague’s visually impaired people to a new age of digital accessibility, to see what has previously been unseen”  READ MORE

Vocabulary chunks from the video :

• It was like a different world
• It was something I didn’t expect
• Art is not always explainable
• To feel it
• Visually impaired
• I was kind of puzzled
• Hear about it from a guide
• It’s not a full experience
• It was missing before
• You can see it, touch it

Get face to face with art – let your selfie lead you

Get face to face with art – let your selfie lead you

[Google Arts and Culture]

Take a selfie and give the experiment a try HERE. Now available in Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Singapore and parts of the US. Stay tuned as we try to expand and improve!

How do you drink your afternoon tea?

How do you drink your afternoon tea?

William Hanson

Leading UK etiquette coach and broadcaster William Hanson demonstrates the correct way to enjoy afternoon tea.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• A traditional English afternoon tea
• The napkin
• Place it on your lap
• Loose leaf tea
• A tea strainer
• When it comes to stirring
• Back and forth
• Round and round
• Creating an awful racket
• Break the scones with our hands in two
• Put the jam on first and the cream on last
• Do as you please
• Never sandwich the two together
• A pastry fork
• Upturned in the right hand
• Dab your mouth not wipe
• How to have afternoon tea the correct way

Follow Van Gogh

Follow Van Gogh

Van Gogh Museum

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• Our journey has begun
• Following the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh
• We observed his work
• We speak of what it must have been like
• Dark moist soil
• Following after his past
• Our senses opening up
• Feeling the connection with nature
• A growing awareness of our day-to-day existence
• Inspired by the past
• The way his work came to life
• This is our story – what does yours look like?