Summer in the City

Summer in the City

source : Thomas Leveritt

Music: ‘Summer in the City – Starcadian remix’ by Freedom Fry http://freedomfry.bandcamp.com/track/…

Lyrics

I won’t live up to any expectations
What you see is what you get
And worse yet I can’t give an explanation
For why it’s gray on your side
And better yet I’ll give you an indication
For why you’re feeling deprived

We’ll never let lack of an imagination
Keep us locked up inside
Even when the sun has died

Somehow in the city it’s summer in the city
Somewhere in the city it’s summer in the city

We’ll never let lack of an imagination
Keep us locked up inside
Even when the sun has died

Somehow in the city it’s summer in the city
Somewhere in the city it’s summer in the city

No more raining on this lonely town
Summer comes around when you really want it
Immortalized, young forever now
There’s more to life than running in the circles you become
No more raining on this lonely town
Summer comes around when you really want it
Immortalized, young forever now
C’mon and spend the summer with me

I live everyday like it’s 1958

I live everyday like it’s 1958

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • This is who I am
  • You should do what you like
  • People will stop dead in their tracks
  • A juke box
  • A chocolate sundae
  • I found my authentic self
  • They got married in 1955
  • It was built in 1953
  • Keeping it authentic
  • A smile comes on everybody’s face
  • It was built to last forever
  • It feels so normal to me now
  • Secondhand
  • Thrift store
  • True vintage
  • Another one of my favourites
  • It was given to me by the original owner
  • Everybody is weird in their own way
  • Everybody is nerdy about something
The Fortress of Footwear

The Fortress of Footwear

Vocabulary to learn after watching video :

Whichever style you’re into

A fortress of footwear

The largest store of its kind

Dedicated to shoes and only to shoes

Passion for footwear

300 000 in stock

250 brands

100 are exclusive to Level Shoe District

The shoe is becoming a status symbol

This concept is working 

Luxury Industry

Very glitz and glamour

High end status

We offer something for everyone

700 000 shoppers a month

Located in the largest mall

Till we meet again

Till we meet again

An Address by Her Majesty The Queen – Coronavirus – BBC

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II delivers a special broadcast to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in relation to the coronavirus outbreak.The Queen has promised the nation that better days are ahead, during a special address on Sunday.In a rare speech, she acknowledged the grief and financial hardships Britons are facing during the coronavirus pandemic.Echoing the words of the Vera Lynn wartime song, she said that “we will meet again”.

FULL SCRIPT OF SPEECH CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST 

Vocabulary in chunks to learn from video :

An increasing challenging time
Enormous changes to the daily lives of us all
Care workers
Those caring out essential roles
Day to day duties
In support of us all
What you do is appreciated
Return to more normal times
Those who have lost loved ones
We are tackling this disease
We will overcome it
In the years to come
Take pride
Those who come after us
The pride in who we are
It defines our present and our future
An expression of our national spirit
Heartwarming stories
Delivering food parcels and medicines
Checking on neighbors
Converting business to help the relief effort
Self-isolating
It presents an opportunity to slow down
A sense of separation from their loved ones
Face challenges
Join with all nations across the globe
A common endeavor
Better days will return
I send my thanks and warmest good wishes to you all

Full Script of Speech

Addressing the nation, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II said: “I am speaking to you at what I know is an increasingly challenging time.

“A time of disruption in the life of our country: a disruption that has brought grief to some, financial difficulties to many, and enormous changes to the daily lives of us all.
“I want to thank everyone on the NHS front line, as well as care workers and those carrying out essential roles, who selflessly continue their day-to-day duties outside the home in support of us all.
“I am sure the nation will join me in assuring you that what you do is appreciated and every hour of your hard work brings us closer to a return to more normal times.
“I also want to thank those of you who are staying at home, thereby helping to protect the vulnerable and sparing many families the pain already felt by those who have lost loved ones.
“Together we are tackling this disease, and I want to reassure you that if we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it.
“I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge. And those who come after us will say the Britons of this generation were as strong as any.
“That the attributes of self-discipline, of quiet good-humoured resolve and of fellow-feeling still characterise this country.
“The pride in who we are is not a part of our past, it defines our present and our future.
“The moments when the United Kingdom has come together to applaud its care and essential workers will be remembered as an expression of our national spirit; and its symbol will be the rainbows drawn by children.”

She added: “Across the Commonwealth and around the world, we have seen heart-warming stories of people coming together to help others, be it through delivering food parcels and medicines, checking on neighbours, or converting businesses to help the relief effort.
“And though self-isolating may at times be hard, many people of all faiths, and of none, are discovering that it presents an opportunity to slow down, pause and reflect, in prayer or meditation.
“It reminds me of the very first broadcast I made, in 1940, helped by my sister.
“We, as children, spoke from here at Windsor to children who had been evacuated from their homes and sent away for their own safety. Today, once again, many will feel a painful sense of separation from their loved ones.

“But now, as then, we know, deep down, that it is the right thing to do.

“While we have faced challenges before, this one is different.
“This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavour, using the great advances of science and our instinctive compassion to heal.

“We will succeed -and that success will belong to every one of us.
“We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.
“But for now, I send my thanks and warmest good wishes to you all.”

Cherish the little things that are magical out there

Cherish the little things that are magical out there

  [soul pancake]

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree
  • For me and my mom
  • The choices she made
  • She has taught me to love nature
  • Cherish all the little things that are magical out there
  • Eyes wide open
  • Deep breaths
  • An open heart
  • Rustling leaves
  • Calms my frantic thoughts
  • Make shift fishing rod
  • The circle of life
  • Everything on this planet flows in cycles
  • Create something new in its place
  • Feel this connection deeply and profoundly
  • Full of life and beauty
  • Try as we might we will never create like nature does
  • Both are vital to my creativity
  • What passions have your parents instilled in you?
  • Every other Monday

 

Apartment Therapy – Small Spaces

Apartment Therapy – Small Spaces

 [apartment therapy]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Less to clean
  • Easier to maintain things
  • Functionality – Everything has a purpose
  • I have to have a bunch of things
  • Pots and pans
  • Re-do the kitchen
  • We live in the kitchen
  • Sliding doors
  • We have a little bit of privacy
  • The kitty litter box
  • My stuff stays closer to the floor and his stuff stays closer to the ceiling
  • You only surround yourself with things you love
  • There is no room for extra stuff you don’t need
Quote

Four and Twenty Blackbirds

  [Epicurious]
  • It comes from the nursery rhyme
  • Old-fashioned homespun dessert
  • We grew up in a restaurant
  • She was definitely known for her pies
  • The delivery drivers would stop in our little town to buy her pie
  • We had gravitated back to the kitchen
  • We really felt a true drive towards baking and towards pie making
  • We only work with fruit when it is in season
  • The combination of sweet and savory
  • It has hit all the notes on the flavor pallete
  • Create a pie
  • It just wasn’t coming out quite right
  • We came up with adding apples to it
  • The secret ingredient
  • It just adds a special herbaceous aromatic note
  • It acts as a little bit of a barrier
  • We can add our oat crumble topping
  • You can certainly get a good pie if you seek it out
  • The pie scene has grown
  • An arts community here, artists and musicians
  • They needed a gathering place
  • That is a mission of our business
  • It’s an endlessly creative food medium
Visit the pie shop @  Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Where do you store your winter food supply ?

Where do you store your winter food supply ?

LabofOrnithology

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • One of the most interesting birds that I have every photographed is Acorn Woodpecker
  • I found a population of woodpeckers in a Suburban Park, in Southern California
  • Thousands and thousands of holes in it
  • They are among the busiest birds
  • This is where they store their winter food supply
  • It’s a tree that has been used over the generations, multi generations
  • We don’t drill them all at once
  • Each winter they drill a few more
  • And add some more acorns to them
  • That makes Acorn Woodpeckers pretty special in the bird world
  • They’ve got glossy blue-black back
  • They’ve got red and pale yellow and black markings around their heads and faces
  • Their eyes really stand out
  • You can tell the males from the females
  • They’re highly social birds
  • They live in social groups year round, up to a dozen individuals or more
  • Dramatic and very wonderful wing-spread display
  • I really like to go watch them and photograph them