Let us re-imagine the world we really want to live in

Let us re-imagine the world we really want to live in

WWF International

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video

  • could make us realise
  • we have to save the planet
  • put more and more pressure on the planet
  • cleared vast areas
  • over half the Earth’s fertile land
  • replaced wildlife with livestock
  • a major cause of climatic change and nature loss
  • pushing our planet toward ecological collapse
  • exploitation of the planet
  • zoonotic diseases
  • physically closer to wildlife
  • exposes us to the diseases they carry
  • intensive meat production
  • the greater the potential of a new pandemic to arise
  • high population density
  • global travel
  • spread quickly
  • how vulnerable we all are
  • forced us to pause
  • a devastating global shock
  • to ask what is truly important
  • health, clean air, famiGloly, nature
  • how we might reset our world
  • to avoid ecological collapse
  • to cure or contain COVID-19
  • a future in balance with the natural world
  • keep ourselves and the planet healthy
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

 

Cherish the little things that are magical out there

Cherish the little things that are magical out there

  [soul pancake]

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree
  • For me and my mom
  • The choices she made
  • She has taught me to love nature
  • Cherish all the little things that are magical out there
  • Eyes wide open
  • Deep breaths
  • An open heart
  • Rustling leaves
  • Calms my frantic thoughts
  • Make shift fishing rod
  • The circle of life
  • Everything on this planet flows in cycles
  • Create something new in its place
  • Feel this connection deeply and profoundly
  • Full of life and beauty
  • Try as we might we will never create like nature does
  • Both are vital to my creativity
  • What passions have your parents instilled in you?
  • Every other Monday

 

Try something new for 30 days

Try something new for 30 days

Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.

Why do people make changes in their lives ?

In your opinion, what kinds of changes are difficult to make?

What kinds of changes are easy to make?

Design a 30 day challenge for yourself – here are some ideas :

Health – Run three times a week

Creativity – Take piano lessons

Relationships – Talk to all my neighbours

Choose an idea / one of your own and answer the questions below to plan it :

When will you begin?

How much time do you need each day?

What time of day is best for you to do the activity?

Who can help you with your challenge?

How will you share your challenge with other people?

Present your challenge in class

Explore more :  Learn about other people who have changed their lives  HERE.  Share what you have learned in class

source :  TED Talks
What it feels like to be alive

What it feels like to be alive

Watch the following video :

destination british columbia

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • The purest water and air
  • A natural richness
  • The true currency of life
  • The kingdom of abundance
  • A land of giants
  • It forces you to re-think life’s measures
  • What is big, what is power, what is important
  • Supreme nature, super natural
  • Altitude swings that take you from sea to sky
  • From rainforest to desert to snow-capped peaks
  • This is the place where wildlife thrives
  • Mother Nature
  • Masterpieces forever in the making
  • Standing on the edge of the world
  • The deafening quiet of a mystical morning
  • It reminds of what it feels like to be alive
  • To find the wild within

Map of British Columbia :

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Change the world with kindness

Change the world with kindness

 [random acts of kindness]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • I’m 6 and 3/4
  • I just turned 7
  • Doing a charity project
  • Raise food for the food bank
  • We all want life to be good for people
  • It feels great,  just because it feels great  to help a lot of people
  • Children are basically good people
  • They become better people
  • We pass it on
  • If you be kind to somebody, they’ll be kind to you back
  • To show a good example

When was the last time you were kind to someone?

More Good Deeds
We are all connected

We are all connected

WWF South Africa

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video

• Everything on our planet works together
• We need to take care of our environment
• Nurture our marine resources
• Advance renewable energy
• Promote responsible farming
• Encourage low-carbon transport
• Develop sustainable business
• Conserve our natural heritage
• Choose ethical labels
• Be wise with our water
• Safeguard our endangered species
• We are all connected

What’s your strength?

What’s your strength?

soul pancake

How do we persevere against unfathomable odds? Poet Mosley Wotta delves within himself to answer life’s biggest questions, finding rhyme and symphony in the most unlikely places. In the first installment of spoken word with Mosley Wotta, let him motivate you to look beyond yourself.