That’s smart

That’s smart

[News Corp Australia]

 

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • If cities were smarter, then life in cities would be better
  • IBM create ads with a purpose
  • A simple curve
  • We gave advertising a new function
  • Smart ideas
  • With a message that inspires
  • Move your ideas forward
  • Join the conversation

 

 

Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

[Honeymoon studios]
The Film titled “Musical playpark” by Ogilvy Johannesburg, Velocity Films advertising agencies for Kentucky Fried Chicken/KFC in South Africa (Aug 2016).
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I saw #4

I saw #4

 

“Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.”   – Roy T. Bennet

photography by vocabularyinchunks

 

 

Inspire me #12

Inspire me #12

[Green Renaisance]

“Madiba – your legacy will live on.   You will always inspire us –   thank you.”   Green Renaisance

 

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #4

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #4

[Primitive Technology]

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.”  READ MORE

 

Life is an adventure

Life is an adventure

 [bindlebros.com]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • People call me Dusty for short
  • We want to strip the world down to the basics
  • Take away the clutter of modern life
  • You’ve still got to carry your stuff
  • Just a stick and a sack
  • As high quality and as adventure prone as this
  • What are bindles? Bindles are bandanas on a stick
  • No one makes bindles with the same care
  • Craftsmanship and attention to detail
  • Locally sourced from naturally farmed branches
  • Handmade bindles
  • Would you guys care to take a walk around the block with a bindle just to see if it feels right?
  • Bindles are really meant for your hopes and your dreams
  • Take care, be safe
  • What will we do if the company doesn’t succeed?
  • Life is an adventure; you’ve got to have a bindle to put your memories in.
Look Up #8

Look Up #8

Lab of Ornithology

 

Birds-of-Paradise sport some of the strangest feathers in the bird world. The male King-of-Saxony takes the cake with stiff ornamental feathers (up to twice the male’s body length) sprouting from the top of his head. He also has a piercing call that sounds anything but bird-like. Filmed by Tim Laman near Tari Gap in November of 2010.  Explore the Birds of Paradise Project HERE

Free lesson plans HERE

Free Teaching Resources HERE

A map of New Guinea

New Guinea

 

 

They all love jazz

They all love jazz

[Great big story]

“Florida dairy farmer Ed Henderson has been playing the trombone since elementary school. And these days his audience, well, fits the scenery. Turns out, cows love jazz music! What began as a one-off backyard practice session, has turned into a regular gig that Henderson says entertains and pleases his audience of 6,800 or so cows. Hey, whatever works! “

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • They have one big thing in common
  • They all love Jazz
  • A small town
  • A dairy farmer
  • Home to about 6800 cows
  • Elementary School
  • A back yard
  • A full audience
  • Creatures of habit
  • An ability to understand what’s threatening and what’s pleasing
  • Music is definitely pleasing
  • At the end of the day we are all having a good time
  • From day one
  • Playing the trombone
  • Our interaction with these animals

 

What makes you happy?

What makes you happy?

  [soul pancake]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Happiness and joy are very close to each other
  • This is my roof top
  • When I need to escape and feel happy
  • My happy place
  • To have a good time with good friends
  • Just a happy moment
  • Being with my grandma
  • When I asked my girlfriend to marry me
  • Real happiness
  • Spending quality time with my family

 

We teach them to strengthen their dreams

We teach them to strengthen their dreams

[Nokia  Mobile]

 

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • We have 42 tribes
  • One thing that we have in common is dance
  • Dance classes
  • They realize their strength
  • Their heart is at ease
  • Make a huge difference in their society
  • United for a better future
  • I’m listed as the world’s oldest hockey player
  • Get the community together
  • Senior centers
  • I’m interested in dealing with younger people
  • It kind of opens up the world for you
  • I’m an inspiration for them to keep going
  • A man’s machine
  • You’re supposed to be in the kitchen
  • Create an equal platform
  • Women motorcyclists
  • This is our passion
  • United for women’s power

 

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Adventures in Wonderfood #2

Adventures in Wonderfood #2

 [Marks & Spencer]
Growing portraits with grass

Growing portraits with grass

[Great big story]

“Grass is something that most of us take for granted. We walk all over it, we lay on it and sometimes mow it down. Few appreciate grass the way Dan Harvey and Heather Ackroyd do. And yet their art can stop you in your tracks. By manipulating the natural processes that fuel life itself, these British artists blur the line between science, nature and art, all while drawing attention to climate change.” Read more about the artists HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Grass is something we take  for granted
  • We walk all over it
  • We don’t give it much thought
  • The magic of seeing them in print
  • Come to life and grow
  • Blur the lines between science, nature and art
  • Mega flooding scenarios
  • Severe weather events are happening
  • Time and time again
  • Increasingly more frequently
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Climate change
  • It was within our sight
  • Photosynthesis
  • We work with the seed
  • Germinate their seeds for about two weeks
  • The image develops over the period of weeks
  • We grow the grass vertically
  • The studio space
  • We turn it into a darkroom
  • The only light that the grass receives
  • Projected negative image
  • It produces more of the chlorophyll, more of the green pigment
  • The equivalent to a black and white photograph
  • But in tones of green to yellow
  • We can work really really  large-scale
  • The resolution phenomenal
  • It’s part of a process of discovery
  • The mediums you work with
  • Part of our palette and materials that we play with
  • They can last indefinitely
  • When you can put  the lights out
  • Someone who cares passionately about what they’re doing
  • I’m still a bit taken aback by all this grass

 

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Where there’s a will, there’s a way #3

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #3

[Primitive Technology]

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.”  READ MORE

 

Join the Treevolution

Join the Treevolution

 [Green Pop Treevolution]

In March 2017, Greenpop will be hosting their 7th annual Reforest Fest in the ancient Platbos Forest Reserve. But this isn’t just your ordinary festival! It is a chance to (re)connect with yourself, your fellow humans and with nature, help plant thousands of trees, dance to amazing live music, learn from eco-workshops, eat delicious food and much more. Last year, Greenpop planted 8.000 trees and this year they aim to plant another 8.000 trees ! Join them for a weekend of positive action and celebration ! Read more HERE

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Leaves under your feet
  • The dappled light through the trees
  • That you’re not just simply here on this earth
  • To go to work
  • To answer phone calls
  • To accept a more purposeful call
  • The wilderness
  • Just be in nature
  • Dance beneath the moonlight
  • Under a blanket of stars
  • Expand your mind
  • Use your imagination
  • Create something beautiful
  • Be part of replanting a forest
  • Growing a legacy
  • Reconnect with nature
  • Magic happens
  • Get back to your roots
  • Re-grow the southern most forest in Africa

platbos-indigenous-forest

Platbos.co.za
Inspire me #11

Inspire me #11

[Banff and Lake Louise Tourism]

“For the past decade, Simon Beck has been decorating the Alps with his stunning mathematical drawings, created by running in snowshoes across freshly laid snow. Each image takes him up to 11 hours to make and covers an area about 100m x 100m, requiring him to travel up to 25 miles as he marks out the pattern. He has inspired a clothing range and has diversified into beach art. Below is a selection of his images of his creations. I spoke to him to mark the launch of his book Simon Beck: Snow Art  “read more HERE

[the guardian]