we are all equal

we are all equal

Green renaissance

“Connect with people. Listen to them. By engaging with someone one-to-one, you have a fundamentally more rich experience.” – Anton Crone.

These days, people seem to think that engagement is shouting at each other across Facebook. But that’s not it. The way you engage, the language you use, your body language – that’s all being missed. We need to make time for those real connections.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

• And it just says
• Life isn’t meant to be easy, it’s meant to be life
• I was going through a hard time
• I started photographing mainly people
• A lot of ancient traditional cultures
• Contemporary cultures
• Connecting with people
• Engaging with them
• Opposing views
• A more rich experience
• How would you call it
• It becomes a complete confession
• Develop a relationship with them
• For weeks at a time
• Engaging with people face to face
• Body language
• To learn about where they’re at
• We are all equal
• Having people around you
• Doing what you love

Fold, roll or bundle

Fold, roll or bundle

[Heathrow Airport]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Expert advice
  • Cabin crew
  • Fly 24/7
  • You know a thing or two
  • How best to get it all in
  • To make the job easier
  • Eliminate about a third
  • The truth is like your wardrobe you never use as much as you take
  • Stuff underwear or socks inside
  • Fill awkward gaps with very soft items
  • Bulkier items
  • Minimize creasing and maximize space
  • One by one fold the garments back in
  • Throw a bag from the dry cleaner on top of your packing
  • Next up non clothing items, such as toiletries, books and cameras
  • Double back your toiletries
  • Stain free clothes and gunk free cameras
  • Rather than stuffing the inside pockets of your case with all the bits your forgot to pack
Touching Masterpieces

Touching Masterpieces

 

VR exhibit at The National Gallery of Prague allows the blind to ‘see’ art thanks to special gloves.

“For centuries, art has been a universal medium of expression that has, and continues to, connect language, time and culture. Art however, in its various forms, materials and interpretations, is still not accessible to everyone. Out of 7.595.145.000 people living, over 36.000.000 are blind from birth and 217.000.000 have moderate to severe vision impairment. And in today’s information age, the only way the blind can experience art, is through the senses of tactility and sound.
Whilst the internet does provide descriptive audio, only some iconic masterpieces are presented in such a manner, and in just a few museums, globally. Thus, millions of people have literally not seen, and will never see, sculptural masterpieces such as the head of Nefertiti, the beauty of the Venus de Milo or Michelangelo’s David, to name just a few – until now.
NeuroDigital invites Prague’s visually impaired people to a new age of digital accessibility, to see what has previously been unseen”  READ MORE

Vocabulary chunks from the video :

• It was like a different world
• It was something I didn’t expect
• Art is not always explainable
• To feel it
• Visually impaired
• I was kind of puzzled
• Hear about it from a guide
• It’s not a full experience
• It was missing before
• You can see it, touch it

I’m joshing you

I’m joshing you

Why do we say I’m just joshing youWas there a Josh who inspired this verb?   

Click HERE  to find out.

Miriam Webster definition of Josh HERE

Source :   A way with words (A public radio program about language examined through history, culture, and family)

 

Learning Idioms with photos

Learning Idioms with photos

 

Wordless Wednesday - Copy
photography by vocabulary in chunks

CUT  IT  OUT

Meaning  : stop doing that; usually used to convey annoyance

Example :  My neighbors keep playing their music really loud at night.   I wish they would cut it out.

source  :   Camla Global

 

Learning idioms with photos

Learning idioms with photos

 

Wordless Wednesday - Copy
photography by vocabulary in chunks

CUT  IT  OUT

Meaning  : stop doing that; usually used to convey annoyance

Example :  My neighbors keep playing their music really loud at night.   I wish they would cut it out.

source  :   Camla Global