Cute as a button

Cute as a button

[great big story]

This little old lady is Button, a 21-year-old margay at the Santa Ana Zoo. Native to the dense forests of Central and South America, these wildcats are tree-dwelling creatures whose wide feet and flexible toes allow them to climb, jump and hang from branches. As they rely on trees for survival, margays are extremely sensitive to deforestation. The illegal fur and pet trade have also made these wildcats a near threatened species. The best hope for their continued survival is to preserve their natural forest habitats.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• A tree dwelling cat
• Native to the dense forest in Central and South America
• Gives birth in the trees
• Wide feet
• Flexible toes
• They climb, jump and hang from trees
• Long heavy tails
• Keep the animals balanced
• Excellent night hunters
• Preying on birds, reptiles and even small primates
• Extremely sensitive to deforestation
• Illegal fur and pet trades
• Preserve their natural forest habitat

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Would you travel in the rolling home ?

Would you travel in the rolling home ?

 [Calum Creasery]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A small budget
  • A dream home
  • 8000 Miles across Europe
  • We have made films
  • We have documented all our travels
  • A compilation of photos
  • Support our kickstarter

More @ The Rolling Home on Instagram

American English – British English – Oxford University Press 

 

What stands between you and where you want to be?

What stands between you and where you want to be?

 

   [soulpancake]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • There are pressures all the time
  • Follow their dreams
  • They think it’s corny
  • The fruit comes off the vine
  • People try to discourage me
  • I wanted to quit
  • The energy you put into it
  • There are always things to look forward to it
  • Take the risk
  • You have beautiful experiences along the way
  • Run a business
  • I am creating the world I want to live in
  • Making art and reaching people
  • Setting a goal
  • Success is when you’re happy with yourself
  • Don’t accept the no, ever
It brings you totally back to what actually is

It brings you totally back to what actually is

Green Renaissance

‘If we don’t respect them… the animals are lost, and their loss is our loss.’ This is the message from Hendrik Mentz, who shares his experience of caring for some goats.  Visit Green Renaissance HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • There is nothing else
  • It’s just you in this goat world
  • They allow you to do it
  • I totally absolutely love those girls
  • Love is connection
  • That person connecting back
  • Deep deep deep stuff
  • Humans have lost respect for animals
  • Their loss is our loss
  • A pound of butter
  • What is going to steer us out of this mess
  • I haven’t had a moments worth of loneliness
  • Being grounded, the space, the place
  • The sense that actually it’s real here
  • It brings you totally back to what actually is