I’m a Trad

I’m a Trad

[Green Renaissance]

Michael lives in the old Victorian town of Oamaru, on the South Island of New Zealand. He is a ‘Trad’ – a Traditional. He embraces the good aspects of the past and tries to live a life that is a little more gentle than the modern day consumer world.

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Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A brief period of my life
  • Some sort of dress up
  • An item of clothing
  • How i approach my life
  • My normal is very odd and different
  • I’m a trad, which means I try to live somewhat a traditional lifestyle
  • I have a very conservative view
  • Modern fashionable things
  • A bit gentler than the consumer world
  • The handmadeness of an object, the personal touch
  • Book binding
  • Sewing a book with a needle and thread
  • I am amazed that the world in holding itself together
  • Our lifestyle is destroying the planet
  • The generation 7 times down the line
  • We don’t question or think about things that much
  • How are you benefiting other people
  • How are you benefiting the planet
  • There’s gotta be give and take
  • I would always say follow your passion
  • To give me the option of choice and freedom

 

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This place … it’s yours too

This place … it’s yours too

100% Pure New Zealand

Come and experience a journey where our people and place welcome you in.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

• If they could speak
• They would invite you in
• This extraordinary part of the world
• It is wide open for sharing
• Our culture … welcomes all cultures
• Let us show you around
• Natural wonders
• Throw you head first
• Beautiful countryside
• Throughout this precious land
• You’re welcome here
• Make yourself at home

Alone in Paradise

Alone in Paradise

[Great Big Story]
Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :
  • The landscape is vast
  • The wilderness is almost unlimited
  • On foot
  • It’s a  challenge in itself
  • We are at the mercy of the weather
  • Our day-to-day life
  • It covers over 12.000 square  km
  • We have solar panels for power lighting
  • Satellite communications
  • We have the freezer which keeps our food and our produce cold
  • We rely on rainwater for drinking water
  • We live off the land
  • Harvest a deal or catch a fish
  • Capture the menu
  • Go sea fishing
  • Go up the river for a kayak
  • The harshness of the environment
  • People have like-minded passion for the environment
  • Snow-capped mountains
  • Glacier shaped bays
  • Pristine rivers and clear water
  • Nature as it should be

 

Work in a gentle way doing work you love

Work in a gentle way doing work you love

[Happen Films]

Read more about Living the Change HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The creation of culture that is generous and abundant
  • An infrastructure of care, woven into neighborhoods
  • In the heart of Oxford
  • Go and do work in the community
  • Cover the costs
  • Pay urban gardeners to go out and mentor edible landscapes
  • We get to touch base with some of the pensioners
  • Have ears for what their knowledge base is
  • Providing a social contact for them
  • Share their knowledge around food gardening
  • We can engage in the conversations around that
  • Facilitates something that otherwise wouldn’t have been here
  • The kind of changes that need to be made in urban areas
  • Builds community
  • Affordable healthy food
  • Less reliant on unsustainable imported goods
  • Shipped from all over the world
  • The abundance of food that can be grown in an urban space
  • We’ve got huge amounts of food going here
  • Can be as self-sufficient as you want to be
  • Part of what we are working towards for ourselves
  • To live quite simply
  • Working really hard in some sort of frantic way
  • We can work in a gentle way doing work we love
  • Reduce our requirement for money
  • Then we can love life
  • Its far more fulfilling to be able to share that knowledge with people who don’t have it
  • I can see eatable areas, eatable landscapes
  • Sharing their food, sharing seeds, swapping seeds
  • This model taken into another town, and put in place
  • That would be a pretty significant success

 

 

When you need to snap out of it

When you need to snap out of it

[Kit Kat Australia  & New Zealand]

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

• This won’t fit
• Not the way it looks in the instructions
• This is ridiculous
• Where are the words
• It’s like they want you to fail
• Hello, what’s this
• Have you tried turning it clockwise
• Let’s give it a go then
• When you need to snap out of it
• Have a break have a KitKat
• This is called a help line