Do you paraglide to work?

Do you paraglide to work?

Nestled in the Swiss Alps, the geography and climate make it possible to paraglide all year long in Vercorin. Which is why the tiny village in Switzerland is known as a paraglider’s paradise. Some people even commute to work attached to their gliders. We take to the sky with local resident Marie Glassey and her dog/co-pilot Maya to see why this form of transportation and recreation is so popular. #Paraglide #Switzerland #Commute

Food in tubes

Food in tubes

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Vocabulary chunks to learn from video

  • Toothpaste, paint, mayonnaise, fish eggs, prawn cheese
  • You can thank Sweden
  • It’s not uncommon to get your daily sustenance
  • It is something very Swedish
  • I am based in Sweden
  • Food in tubes
  • Use on a sandwich
  • Spreadable cheese
  • Purees which you can used for cooking
  • Now you need a topping
  • They all look delicious
  • A culture of practicality and functionality
  • It’s very convenient
  • It’s easy to dose the product
  • There are some contraptions
  • Try to squeeze everything out of it
  • So have the Swedes won you over
  • It’ an acquired taste
  • Happy eating
Would you walk around the world with your dog?

Would you walk around the world with your dog?

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Who better to see the world with than your best friend? Especially when your best friend is a dog. Tom Turcich of New Jersey and his adorable pooch Savannah have walked over 18,000 miles through the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Italy, Turkey and dozens of other countries over the past five years. It’s been a life-changing adventure. They’ve survived hardship, and they’ve experienced the kindness of strangers along the way. And they’ve still got miles to go.

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Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Across 35 different countries
  • Over the past five years
  • Off the beaten track
  • How fleeting life was
  • Make the most of things
  • To travel and experience humanity
  • An extra pair of shoes
  • A few essential items
  • To embark on this journey
  • An adoption canter
  • They crossed their first border into Mexico
  • 24 miles a day for 72 days
  • They faced some challenges
  • Super humid
  • Some locals helped them
  • The power of beauty in the kindness of complete strangers
  • A cross road
  • Gave us dinner and put us up
  • They took a boat to Antarctica
  • Everything in abundance
  • A magical place
  • I thought I knew a lot about myself
  • Little villages in the desert in the mountains in the jungle
  • Spend time with their family
  • That’s universal
Have you visited these unexpected places in Dubai?

Have you visited these unexpected places in Dubai?

From breathtaking stargazing and vast wetlands to fascinating desert discoveries and ocean shipwrecks, we’ve found the best hidden gems to visit in Dubai. Come along on a diving adventure, meet the wildlife thriving in the desert, and be enchanted by the spectacular desert sky.

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Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Average cosmopolitan city
  • It’s a lively place
  • Rich in culture
  • Steeped in history
  • An array of landscapes
  • What sets it apart is its many unexpected surprises
  • A thriving trade hub
  • Set in the spectacular desert landscape
  • One of the most exciting discoveries of the 21st century
  • Unique artifacts
  • Are on public display
  • The worlds only live museum
  • Delve deeper into the story
  • The 3D Cinematic room
  • The bustling city of Dubai
  • The vast wetlands
  • It comprises of a variety of
  • More than 25 000  resident migratory birds
  • Flock to the area
  • Guided tours take visitors on a journey
  • Through the eyes of a conservationist
  • The emerald waters of the Gulf
  • Over 500 species of aquatic life reside in the pristine warm waters
  • One of the most popular dive sites
  • For advanced open water divers
  • That lie deep below
  • Diverse wildlife
  • Is home to over 200 species of native birds
  • Nomadic civilizations relied on heavily to survive
  • Observation towers
  • On a historical adventure
  • Visitors can enjoy cultural performances
  • In the dark of the night
  • A technique involving the sun and stars
  • Due to the constantly shifting landscape
  • Stars lit up the sky
  • It still impacts modern navigation
  • Settle in and let these legends transport you