Solar powered vehicles in Africa

Solar powered vehicles in Africa

The air in Nairobi is heavily polluted by emissions from cars, buses and mopeds. The first solar-powered trucks and jeeps with electric motors have now started appearing in the city. While the energy is cheap, the vehicles themselves are not.

 

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

  • Poverty stricken districts
  • It’s pouring with rain
  • Climate change is affecting Kenya’s normal weather patters
  • A solar powered e-bike
  • The bike can reach a speed of 40km an hour
  • The solar panel on the roof
  • The battery keeps recharging
  • It supplies pre-prepared staple food to street food vendors
  • The number one drive
  • Economically sustainable
  • We use green energy
  • The solar bikes
  • The electric cargo bike
  • Sustainable mobility is good for the environment
  • The population will grow massively
  • The number of vehicles driving on gasoline or diesel is on the rise
  • Worsening air pollution and increasing carbon emissions
  • Electric two and three wheelers
  • The transport sector
  • One of the biggest polluters
  • The electricity derives from renewables such as solar and wind power and geothermal energy
  • The main obstacle is inadequate infrastructure
  • Hardly any charging stations
  • Install solar charging stations
  • The battery range of 100km
  • Rural areas
  • There is a demand for electric vehicles
  • A major advantage
  • Turn the engine on, turn it off
  • Installs electric engines in cars
  • Electro mobility has benefits not only for the environment but also for the economy
  • A sustainable transport system
  • Before they go mainstream
  • The air quality improves

 

Make other people happy

Make other people happy

[great big story]

Some of the best roses in the world bloom in Kenya. While the country is widely known for its scenic national parks and wildlife reserves, it’s also a major flower producer. Winnie Gathonie Njonge is the production manager at Nini Flowers, which sits on the shores of Lake Naivasha. She knows all there is about growing perfect roses and oversees the harvesting of 300,000 to 450,000 a day. “The ultimate goal of growing roses is to make other people happy,” she says. It brings her joy to know the roses she cultivates are sent to the United States, Japan and other countries, spreading love and beauty all over the world. This Great Big Story was made possible by  Kenya Tourism

Vocabulary in chunks

  • Make other people happy
  • I’m responsible for 630,000 roses
  • The climate and fresh water supplier
  • The growers here work extra hard
  • The roses that end up in bouquets
  • We harvest between 300,000 in a day to 450,000
  • Various colours
  • Kenya is a centre for these flower
  • Rose production has flourished in the region
  • Over the last few decades
  • These roses are shipped off to Europe, Japan and the US
  • Many other worldwide destinations
  • She heads back to work
  • To create more beautiful bouquets

 

 

leave a legacy

leave a legacy

[Absa South Africa]

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Dull and grey
  • Or so they say
  • Get old stop work
  • It’s just not, no way
  • Does much more than talk
  • His soul shines bright
  • Come what may
  • Wonderfully kind
  • Has given new meaning
  • The blind leading the blind
  • Children in need
  • Eyesight impaired
  • A veggie farmer
  • A lady of leisure
  • A national treasure
  • Alternative energy
  • Sparks her flame
  • Sustainable fuel
  • Top of her game
  • A champion is he
  • A fitness fanatic
  • Strong as steel
  • Smooth as silk
  • He looks 33
  • Well this is it
  • We are at the end
  • We need not be dull
  • Go grey or grow old
This is AFRICA

This is AFRICA

#safari live

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • African Ecosystem
  • Lazy herbivores
  • Ferocious predators
  • Treacherous banks
  • Lurking beneath the muddy surface
  • Hundreds of birds
  • A million animals come to feast
  • The grass is green on both sides
  • Feasting time
  • Take a toll on the herds
  • Panic, currents and cascading rapids
  • Astonishing number of deaths

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Only 100 left

Only 100 left

[great big story]

This chestnut-and-white-striped antelope is an eastern bongo. Fairly large in size, eastern bongos can weigh between 500 and 900 pounds with horns as long as 40 inches in length. Despite their size, they are timid creatures, most active during twilight when they graze on leaves and bushes. Due to hunting and destruction of their natural habitats, they are well below the critically endangered threshold, with only around 100 bongos left in the wild.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

Chestnut and white striped creatures

In four isolated regions of Kenya

Fairly large in size

As wide as their widest part of their body

They are rather timid creatures

They are herbivores

Twilight and dusk

The darkness helps them to hide from predators

Putting them well below the critically endangered threshold

The destruction of their habitat

In an effort to protect them

Without fear of poachers

Have you ever had breakfast with giraffes?

Have you ever had breakfast with giraffes?

 [Seeker Stories]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A split second
  • A man-eater
  • It messes with your sense of scale
  • A conservation biologist
  • A free roaming sanctuary
  • It was modeled on a Scottish hunting lodge
  • It became involved in giraffe conservation
  • A breeding program
  • To help fund the project the owners run a hotel
  • Up-close and personal
  • Soulful creatures
  • You really get a sense of that when you are up-close
  • 9 different sub species of giraffes
  • They are being poached out of existence for their tusks and for their horns
  • Highly endangered
  • Their  numbers have plummeted in recent years
  • Snap a shot
  • Downloaded my photos
  • Coming back year after year
  • Add this to your bucket list
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lexical chunks – engvid- videos for the classroom
The 5 Musketeers

The 5 Musketeers

#safarilive

Jump on the back and join a LIVE African Safari. Twice a day expert guides invite you to come along and drive through the African bush in search of the Big Five as well as smaller animals.   READ MORE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• Incredibly fortunate
• A coalition 5 male cheetahs
• It’s not something that is unheard of
• It is quite rare in nature
• The musketeer coalition
• How the coalition is made
• The majority of their time
• The dominant leader
• The individual with the collar
• The first kills
• The leader of the pack
• Who is the boss
• An ecosystem
• An impact on the cheetah population
• Ousted and pushed into other areas
• They will then be populated by them
• That is Mother Nature’s way
• Only the strongest best genes survive
• They are incredible hunting units
• Their success rates
• Bring down prey
• Latch on larger prey
• Bring the animal down and dispatch it
• The coming months will bring
• We certainly have a lot to look forward to

 

Create something incredible in Kenya

Create something incredible in Kenya

[Tusker Laager]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • To create something incredible
  • Sounds have always fascinated
  • Stop for a moment and listen
  • Another world
  • A Kenyan music producer
  • To gather sounds from all over my homeland
  • The sounds of instruments, of artists, of the people
  • We found a direction
  • It needed something more, it needed soul
  • I went on an epic journey
  • What makes us, us
  • You can fly with music
  • Our grandfathers used music to send messages to people
  • Different sounds, different cultures
  • It made me feel warm inside
  • I found togetherness
[Tusker Laager]