What’s the secret to happiness?

What’s the secret to happiness?

Norwegians are on average the happiest people in the world. What‘s their secret? It has to do with a high living standard, a life close to nature and a generally constructive attitude.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • The happiest people on earth
  • The Norwegians
  • Fresh seafood
  • Breathtaking scenery
  • Long dark winters
  • Dampen their spirits
  • The nature and the people
  • A psychologist
  • The top of the international ranking
  • It has a lot of benefits
  • People trust each other more
  • Its a very important factor
  • It can serve as an example
  • The educational system is excellent
  • Unemployment and poverty are low
  • A positive attitude
  • In their overall contentment
  • Activities they look forward to
  • The dark period
  • A national sport
  • Six months of the year
  • They are part of life
  • They love to go hiking with family and friends
  • Build a fire in the open
  • You can trespass other people’s property
  • No matter what the weather
  • Open air day care centre
  • The key to happiness
  • Norwegians closeness to nature
  • Share the housework
  • An extra effort
  • A cosy home and candles
  • Governments can do much to enhance the people’s happiness
  • More attention to what really matters
  • What is important for me
  • The road to success
  • To sit in the sunshine
  • To experience these happy moments

In it together

In it together

Green Renaissance

The last few weeks have been a roller coaster of intense emotions. All of us, all over the world, have had to start to change the way we do things. Many have cut back on travel plans, some are avoiding crowded spaces, and most have dropped handshakes and hugs for elbow bumps and foot shakes.

As hard as it might be for some of us right now, it seems that what we need is more empathy, understanding, and compassion for one another. Most of us are some version of scared – this is a change and a big change. Like with any change, we don’t know what will happen and how it will turn out. But what we do know for sure, is that we can’t really do too much without each other.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

The conductor is not just a time beater
It has different elements to it
We are going to make music
It’s not a shouting match
Taking the rubbish out
It’s a calling
Infectious energy
Your fellow musicians
A positive vibe
We need positive vibes these days
Ode to Joy
Everybody knows the tune
I could not imagine the world without music
I would like to be a fly on the wall
There you go
Nature is such a powerful force
Belting down with rain
An amazing show of power
The purpose of life
To live life that is full of interesting things
Not stuck in a rut
Read about new things
Be interested
Have you heart open for new ideas
Seeking perfection

 

Dive and discover

Dive and discover

 

So little is known about life in deep environments. Almost every expedition uncovers something new. Dive and discover HERE

More adventures HERE

The Great Sardine Run

The Great Sardine Run

[expert tours – whale and dolphin watching]

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• One of the world’s greatest marine spectacles
• A one-way journey
• East coast
• The shoals are estimated to be 15km long
• Considered to be one of nature’s great mysteries
• No-one yet knows why
• A natural phenomenon
• Schools of shark
• A feeding frenzy
• Unlike anything ever seen
• See the phenomenon for yourself
• They’re gone- disappeared as suddenly as they arrived

This place … it’s yours too

This place … it’s yours too

100% Pure New Zealand

Come and experience a journey where our people and place welcome you in.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

• If they could speak
• They would invite you in
• This extraordinary part of the world
• It is wide open for sharing
• Our culture … welcomes all cultures
• Let us show you around
• Natural wonders
• Throw you head first
• Beautiful countryside
• Throughout this precious land
• You’re welcome here
• Make yourself at home

Happiness is something you create

Happiness is something you create

[Green Renaissance]

There are only a few people who ever get to experience what animals do in their private lives. We only ever get to see glimpses of it.’ – Steve Benjamin

Steve is an underwater photographer. He has had some incredible encounters with creatures beneath the ocean’s surface, and he shares his passion with us.

Meet Steve HERE

Follow Steve on instagram_logoHERE

 [Green Renaissance visit their site HERE]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

Breathe in and breathe out
Ponder your existence
Calm down
The thing that they are most passionate about
Gets you up day after day
They are genuinely curious
Being in the water
One on one intimate experiences with wild animals
Wonder what you are
Interact with you
You can’t manufacture that
In their private lives
We only ever get to see glimpses of it
Happiness is something you create
You have to choose it
You have to work at it really really hard
Super passionate about it
Whatever makes them feel good in a positive way

Where the sea breathes in slow motion

Where the sea breathes in slow motion

 

[Outside television]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A new way of seeing things
  • Travelling to the unknown
  • It ignites our sense of discovery
  • Adventure spirit
  • The beauty of twilight
  • All day and into the night
  • Our eyes are wide open
  • Colors only imagined
  • A stunning attack on the senses
  • Where the sea breathes in slow motion
  • As we celebrate its magical rich history
  • The freedom to explore
  • Rethink routine
  • In the Land of Fire and Ice
  • We remain true to our adventure spirit
  • The landscape become our playground