Some of the ice is over 100,000 years old

Some of the ice is over 100,000 years old

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Photographer Camille Seaman shoots icebergs, showing the world the complex beauty of these massive, ancient chunks of ice. Dive in to her photo slideshow, “The Last Iceberg.”

Visit Camille Seaman HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  •  humans are not separate from nature
  • everything is interconnected
  • I was in awe
  •  I could only help but wonder that this was one snowflake on top of another snowflake, year after year
  • they have a distinct way of interacting with their environment
  • hold on to the bitter end
  • crumble in a fit of dramatic passion
  • but the reality is far from it
  •  it is not an end, but a continuation of their path through the cycle of life
  •  some of the ice is over 100,000 years old
  • Qeqetarsuaq  Greenland
  • It’s a very rare occasion that you get to actually witness an iceberg rolling. So here it is
  • pay attention to the shape of the iceberg
  • this video is real time

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3 000 Villages to discover

3 000 Villages to discover

 

visit Greece

Bustling cities, small traditional villages, breathtaking nature, rich culture, archaeological sites, mesmerizing islands, culinary treats and recipes form a fascinating destination. Enjoy Greece all year round, as each season has something special to offer. Uncover Greece’s hidden treasures   HERE

Only in Africa

Only in Africa

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Visit the Nelis HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • An absolute passion for the primates
  • Such close proximity
  • Even the youngsters
  • Mothers with infants
  • A certain pose a certain look
  • It’s all about being observant
  • Keep an eye open
  • Animal behavior
  • The comfort zones
  • Working very closely with wildlife
  • Lighting conditions
  • A really great safari experience
  • To date I’ve done 45 gorilla tracks
  • More in-depth knowledge
  • Go on a safari
  • The difficult part
H2O

H2O

“𝓋𝑜𝓎𝒶𝑔𝑒 𝓊𝓅𝑜𝓃 𝓁𝒾𝒻𝑒’𝓈  𝓈𝑒𝒶,
𝓉𝑜  𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇𝓈𝑒𝓁𝒻  𝒷𝑒  𝓉𝓇𝓊𝑒,
𝒶𝓃𝒹  𝓌𝒽𝒶𝓉𝑒𝓋𝑒𝓇  𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇  𝓁𝑜𝓉  𝓂𝒶𝓎  𝒷𝑒,   𝓅𝒶𝒹𝒹𝓁𝑒  𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇  𝑜𝓌𝓃  𝒸𝒶𝓃𝑜𝑒”

– 𝓈𝒶𝓇𝒶𝒽  𝒷𝑜𝓁𝓉𝑜𝓃

H2O

-photography by vocabularyinchunks
 
 H2O
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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The world’s grandest open-air university -Athens, Greece

The world’s grandest open-air university -Athens, Greece

[Visit Greece]

Daily Mail praises Athens for its architecture, academia and history and characterizes the Greek capital as the grandest open-air university in the world.

In an article by David Constable, the popular English newspaper underlines that the city is steeped in history with ancient ruins to explore at every turn, lists the Acropolis and the Arch of Hadrian among the must-visit sites, calls it home to an impressive dynasty of athletes and describes the Athenian visit experience as follows:

Walking the cobblestone pathway of Europe’s largest archaeological park in Athens is a rewarding history lesson in the world’s grandest open-air university.

There are no fees. No professors. No homework. You don’t even have to attend everyday, just as and when there’s an itch of intrigue.

Like Rome, Athens surrounds you with the ancient: the Acropolis, the Theatre of Dionysus, Herodes Atticus, Arch of Hadrian and the Athenian Trilogy. It’s the crumbling Meccano kit of empires built and empires destroyed.

No other country can boast such a dynasty of athletes, Titans and Gigantes. And it’s the Greek history and landscapes, even more than empirical brick-and-mortar that jointly built the modern Greece we know today.

Here is a country rooted in our consciousness, whether we’ve visited it or not. The names of ancient Gods and Goddesses are taught to us at an early age, and the epistemology of their philosophers still widely referenced in society today.”

Read full story here
[Tornosnews]

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curiosity

curiosity

Canon Australia

Curiosity can change how you see the world. Whether you follow it on your travels or at home, it’ll help you discover something you’ll never expect. See what happened to our first traveler Irene, when she rediscovered her long-lost curiosity in Greece.

Vocabulary chunks from video :

  • Watch where your’e going
  • Everything is planned
  • Wedding day
  • Your life passes you by
  • Do whatever I’d like to do for a change
  • I was born in Greece
  • That’s the only time I’ve ever been overseas
  • See things in a new way
  • A little café
  • Take a photo of them
  • You’re being invited to their birthday party
  • It was absolutely fabulous
  • It’s a dream come true
  • This is very special
  • Very happy, really happy
  • So overwhelmed
  • It certainly changed mine
  • Wake up and see the world in a different way
The place enchanted me

The place enchanted me

Colours of Greece

“Greece has got something like 1,400 islands. There is so much of Greece you can’t know even if you’re Greek. It’s sprinkled out all around the edge of the Aegean, all over the place. It’s already a secret place wherever you go. The place enchanted me”.

– Joanna Lumley

Happiness is something you create

Happiness is something you create

[Green Renaissance]

There are only a few people who ever get to experience what animals do in their private lives. We only ever get to see glimpses of it.’ – Steve Benjamin

Steve is an underwater photographer. He has had some incredible encounters with creatures beneath the ocean’s surface, and he shares his passion with us.

Meet Steve HERE

Follow Steve on instagram_logoHERE

 [Green Renaissance visit their site HERE]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

Breathe in and breathe out
Ponder your existence
Calm down
The thing that they are most passionate about
Gets you up day after day
They are genuinely curious
Being in the water
One on one intimate experiences with wild animals
Wonder what you are
Interact with you
You can’t manufacture that
In their private lives
We only ever get to see glimpses of it
Happiness is something you create
You have to choose it
You have to work at it really really hard
Super passionate about it
Whatever makes them feel good in a positive way

Where do you store your winter food supply ?

Where do you store your winter food supply ?

LabofOrnithology

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • One of the most interesting birds that I have every photographed is Acorn Woodpecker
  • I found a population of woodpeckers in a Suburban Park, in Southern California
  • Thousands and thousands of holes in it
  • They are among the busiest birds
  • This is where they store their winter food supply
  • It’s a tree that has been used over the generations, multi generations
  • We don’t drill them all at once
  • Each winter they drill a few more
  • And add some more acorns to them
  • That makes Acorn Woodpeckers pretty special in the bird world
  • They’ve got glossy blue-black back
  • They’ve got red and pale yellow and black markings around their heads and faces
  • Their eyes really stand out
  • You can tell the males from the females
  • They’re highly social birds
  • They live in social groups year round, up to a dozen individuals or more
  • Dramatic and very wonderful wing-spread display
  • I really like to go watch them and photograph them
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

Growing portraits with grass

Growing portraits with grass

[Great big story]

“Grass is something that most of us take for granted. We walk all over it, we lay on it and sometimes mow it down. Few appreciate grass the way Dan Harvey and Heather Ackroyd do. And yet their art can stop you in your tracks. By manipulating the natural processes that fuel life itself, these British artists blur the line between science, nature and art, all while drawing attention to climate change.” Read more about the artists HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Grass is something we take for granted
  • We walk all over it
  • We don’t give it much thought
  • The magic of seeing them in print
  • Come to life and grow
  • Blur the lines between science, nature and art
  • Mega flooding scenarios
  • Severe weather events are happening
  • Time and time again
  • Increasingly more frequently
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Climate change
  • It was within our sight
  • Photosynthesis
  • We work with the seed
  • Germinate their seeds for about two weeks
  • The image develops over the period of weeks
  • We grow the grass vertically
  • The studio space
  • We turn it into a darkroom
  • The only light that the grass receives
  • Projected negative image
  • It produces more of the chlorophyll, more of the green pigment
  • The equivalent to a black and white photograph
  • But in tones of green to yellow
  • We can work really really large-scale
  • The resolution phenomenal
  • It’s part of a process of discovery
  • The mediums you work with
  • Part of our palette and materials that we play with
  • They can last indefinitely
  • When you can put the lights out
  • Someone who cares passionately about what they’re doing
  • I’m still a bit taken aback by all this grass

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Route 16

Route 16

[Destination British Columbia]

Riding Mount Robson to Prince Rupert with motorcycle enthusiast Theo Birkner.

Vocabulary chunks from the video :

• Boil it down to the essence
• A motorcyclist
• Ride a motorbike
• An avenue to fun and adventure
• I love to get out on adventures
• It slices through VC from east to west
• A cultural engagement
• Absolutely in love with the mountains
• Coastal mountainous terrain
• The communities you ride through
• All types of people
• Nice engaging proud members of their community
• You’re friends for life
• That is priceless

Paint the sky and make it yours #29

Paint the sky and make it yours #29

“I find it incredibly amazing how at every sunset, the sky is a different shade. No cloud is ever in the same place. Each day is a new masterpiece. A new wonder. A new memory.”

― Sanober Khan

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The Birds of Paradise

The Birds of Paradise

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • They transform themselves into something that you’ve never seen before
  • They are unlike any creatures on earth
  • Most outstanding phenomena ever witnessed
  • Evolutionary Biologist
  • Wildlife photographer
  • 39 Species of these miraculous birds
  • In an attempt to comprehend their secrets
  • How did that come to be
  • Exceptional Beauty
  • One of nature’s most extraordinary hidden wonders

Some interesting facts :

Males use their voices to broadcast their location and entice distant females to come and look. When females approach, males turn on the visuals, which often come with their own more intimate sounds.

A map of New Guinea

New Guinea

Explore more @ Birds of Paradise Project 

Free lesson plans can be found HERE

Free Webinars can be found HERE 

yellow

yellow

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photography by : vocabulary in chunks

Greek honey the best in the world because it is produced from bees that feed on countless wild plants that are part of the Greek flora, which is the richest in Europe.

Greek honeys are richer in aromatic substances as compared to other honeys; they have less humidity, which means they are denser and richer. Greek honey is one of the most nutritional, natural foods, filled with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

What Are The Basic Types Of Greek Honey?

THYME : Thyme honey is the most revered Greek honey, but mainly because thyme-fed bees produce less honey, making it rarer and so more expensive.

Thyme honey is light in color, with an intense herbal aroma, and tends to crystallize after about 6 to 18 months, depending on storage conditions and temperature. Produced in spring, when thyme flowers. Most famous are from Crete and Kythera.

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Truly wild

Truly wild

[Destination British Columbia]

Local photographer Ryan Dickie shows us his favourite places to photograph wildlife around the Alaska Highway in British Columbia, Canada.

Vocabulary chunks from the video :

• More often than not I’m out here by myself

• Very nomadic in the way they lived their lives

• My fondest memories

• Along the highway

• The Serengeti of North America

• Take your breath away

• I keep coming back

• A moose

• A wild animal

• Thank you for the moment

• Experience it first hand

• How important this area is to conserve

• For future generations

• Truly wild, untamed and unscripted wilderness

• The way it was meant to be

Live it to believe it

Live it to believe it

[Matador Network]

To be Young – Lyrics

Oh it was white sand and deep blue waves
We were running up to shore
Sun glints on sparkling faces
I don’t feel or see anymore
To be young

We’re just leaves, leaves, floating on down the stream
My job, my house, my car, my whole social scene
So high are the stakes, every move we make
Sends us down, down, down in that stream

Here in the only life I know
Those summer days rush out like warm air from my lungs
That’s just the way the story goes
All I’ve learned I still wish I didn’t know
All I didn’t know, oh, when we were young

When I was young I told myself I’d keep my friends
They were good and I was true, didn’t need to end
Oh how they’ve risen they fallen
Like the sun circles round
Guess I’ve done just as well as anyone
Hard to accept it, I’m just anyone

But here in this only life I know
Those summer days rush out like water from the lawn
It’s just the way the story goes
Stand in line now and talk about the day
When we were young

My conscious could’ve sunbathed
Every day in my bright blue mind
Now it’s crowded with guilt and purpose and
I just want it all aligned

Here in the only life I know
Not taking orders I don’t know which way to go
That’s just the way the story goes
And I’ll be damned if I’m to live it out alone
Here in the only life I know
With any waste of time it hits so close to home
It’s just the way the story goes
And I’ll be damned if I’m to live it out alone
I won’t live it out alone

We’re just leaves, leaves, floating on down the stream
My job my house my clothes my whole social scene
So high are the stakes
So high are the stakes, every move we make
Sends us down, down, down in that stream
And one day, one day, one bright clear day
I think we all might just disappear
Sink on down in that river cold and clear, my dear
On down like leaves in an icy stream
On down like leaves to the bottom of an icy stream

Artist: Tall Heights – Album: Rafters (EP)

[songlyrics.com]

Strength and courage

Strength and courage

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage”. –Lao Tzu

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Lao-Tzu (also known as Laozi or Lao-Tze) was a Chinese philosopher credited with founding the philosophical system of Taoism. He is best known as the author of the Tao-Te-Ching, the work which exemplifies his thought. The name by which he is known is not a personal name but an honorific title meaning `Old Man’ or `Old Teacher’ and there has been countless speculation as to whether an individual by that name ever existed or whether Lao-Tzu is an amalgam of many different philosophers. The historian Durant writes, “Lao-Tze, greatest of the pre-Confucian philosophers, was wiser than Teng Shih; he knew the wisdom of silence, and lived, we may be sure, to a ripe old age – though we are not sure that he lived at all” (652). If he did exist, he is thought to have lived in the 6th century BCE. Read MORE

[Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
I travel for the pictures

I travel for the pictures

  [Marko Roth]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • I travel to build up new friendships
  • I travel for the thrill
  • I travel for the pictures
  • I travel to let go
  • I travel for that moment

Intersting Facts :

  • Table Mountain, one of the iconic landmarks of South Africa, is one of the oldest mountains in the world – and has more than 2,200 species of plants, 70 percent of which are endemic.
  • A South African fish migration is so huge it can be seen from space. Between May and July every year millions of small silver fish travel in vast shoals from the cold waters off South Africa’s Cape Point up to the coastlines of the northern Eastern Cape and southern KwaZulu-Natal. This annual event is called the Sardine Run. The shoals are so big – 15km long, 3.5km wide and up to 40m deep – they can be seen by satellite. In their wake come hundreds of birds, sharks, whales, dolphins, all eager to feast.
  • South Africa has hosted the football (2010), cricket  (2003) and rugby (1995) world cups – it is the only country in the world other than England to have done so.
  • South Africa hosts the world’s largest bicycle race. The 35,000 riders taking part in the109-km Cape Town Cycle Tour race across Cape Town’s south peninsula and along the spectacular, mountainous coastal road called Chapman’s Peak Drive.
  • South Africa is the largest producer of platinum in the world. In 2014 it produced 110,000kg, more than four times the amount of the next biggest producer, Russia.
  • South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation. Of South Africa’s almost 55 million population (Stats SA July 2015 estimate), around 80 percent is African, about 9 percent is white and just under 9 percent is mixed race.
  • South Africa was once the world’s number one producer of gold – although 2014 reports ranked South Africa sixth in the world, producing around 6 percent (164.5 tonnes) of the world’s precious metal from its 35 mines.
  • South Africa is full of record-breaking animals. It’s where you’ll find the largest land mammal (elephant), the largest bird (ostrich), the tallest animal (giraffe), the largest fish (whale shark), the largest reptile (leatherback turtle), the fastest land mammal (cheetah) and the largest antelope (eland).
source : expatica.com

 

I do what I love every single day

I do what I love every single day

[Cannon Australia]

View Abraham’s work here

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • I’m a cinematographer
  • I have the absolutely best job in the world
  • I do what I love every single day
  • A camcorder
  • I felt very blessed that I fell into it at a young age
  • He’d been shooting films across Australia
  • Work for him as a cameraman
  • In the wildlife nature field
  • Recording this amazing world of ours
  • One of the joys of being a cameraman
  • Being able to share that vision with other people
  • May never actually get to see an elephant in the flesh
  • I can see improvements that I’ve made
  • Technically and also creatively
  • You should never stop pushing yourself
  • You can combine your love of those crafts with your personal interests
  • The great outdoors
  • We’ve only got one life
  • You might as well be doing what you love
  • I feel so blessed that I can go out there every day and do what I love

Job Profile  –  Cinematographer 

A cinematographer or director of photography, also known as DP or DoP, is the head of the camera and lighting crew working on a film or TV set. As a cinematographer you will be responsible for the development, look and feel of the images which will make up the final film.

To do this job you need to have a passion for film and photography. You also need to be a good communicator. If you are creative, have leadership skills and want to work in the film or television industry, then this career could be for you.

A common way into this career is to get experience of camera work by working your way up from a camera operator role. If you have a portfolio of photography or a reel of film work that you have produced yourself, then you could market this to get yourself known.

Your main tasks  would include :

  • visit a location (known as a recce) before filming to check  its suitability, access to facilities and lighting and sound potential
  • order filming and lighting equipment
  • test equipment such as lenses and filters to check their effect
  • manage all aspects of the filming, sometimes operating the camera
  • supervise the camera crew to decide on any special camera moves
  • work closely with the lighting team to decide on lighting techniques
  • review film footage with the director

Skills, interests and qualities

To be a cinematographer, you will typically need :

  • a passion for film and photography
  • knowledge and experience of camera equipment and lighting techniques
  • creative ability with a camera colour
  • colour-normal vision
  • excellent communication skills
  • the ability to work with a wide range of people
  • the ability to lead and motivate others
  • an eye for detail, and a steady hand
  • the ability to work well in a team and also independently
  • good IT skills”
Read more @ [National Career Service ]

 

Quest

Quest

soulmate

-photography by vocabularyinchunks

         “What we find in a  SOULMATE

                         is not something wild to tame

                               but somehting wild to run with”  – Robert Brault

 
In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Quest
More of my Weekly Photo Challenges
La Guarapera

La Guarapera

[Fyrian Films]

“Guarapo is a common Latin American iced drink made from cane sugar (jugo de caña). Although it can be found from South America to Mexico, the name is actually West African in origin: meaning “fermented drink”. The beverage is very popular in Cuba and Brazil. La Guarapera is the person/mobile vendor who makes the guarapo, usually from extracting the juice from an old hand press.”

[Super Sonido]

 

To the ends of the Earth

To the ends of the Earth

 

“My biggest fear in life is regret. I follow my curiosity, my instinct, as it tells me to go to the ends of the earth. There’s an insatiable desire in me to explore with a camera in hand to try and capture a fleeting moment that encapsulates the soul of that place”  Meet Canon Master and extreme sports photographer Krystle Wright  HERE

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • My biggest fear in life is regret
  • Try and capture a fleeting moment
  • Adventure sports photographer
  • It’s a lifestyle that I live and breathe
  • Photography changed my perception of the world
  • Hanging off cliffs
  • Trudging through the rain
  • Capture something unique
  • You can call me a nomad
  • Seeking out what lies over the next horizon
  • Adventure is best shared with friends
  • I’m a blend of inspiration, creativity and insanity
  • Frozen to the core that even my bones felt cold
  • There is risk to what I do
  • But why? Because it makes me feel alive
  • If you follow what you love it will not lead you astray
  • It continues to be one incredible life with no regrets
Birdwatching – How to attract birds to your garden

Birdwatching – How to attract birds to your garden

 

[The Guardian]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

We’re all lined up with our binoculars looking

We’ll get the guide books out

There’s just a real buzz

There’s a fantastic diversity of wild life around us

This is the world that we live in

We should be interacting with it and connecting with it a little bit more

Our species count at the moment is 63

Your classic garden birds

With a big, resplendent (shining brightly) orange chest, lovely

They are brightly colored.. not brown.. really easy to spot

Bird watching is a very accessible pastime

It’s entertaining, it’s educational, it’s fun and its free

If you want to encourage birds into your garden all you need to do is put out your bird feeders

It’s a very easy meal… It’s like a take away

Sunflowers seeds  and peanuts will bring in a lot of species

Get a mixture of seed, you can put all sorts of things

Squidge it into a yogurt pot

Let it set for half an hour and then hang it out

Energy rich food for the birds

They want to come in, grab some food and then retreat

Many bird species feed on insects

Getting people connected with nature

If you get people bird watching they will be hooked for life

This place is special, so unique

This place is special, so unique

[Matador Network]

11 Offbeat wildlife destinations in India

India is a country so rich in culture and national heritage that it still attracts hordes of visitors from across the globe, solely to admire its diversity. Famous monuments, heritage sites and exploring the incredible wildlife has its own appeal. Simply watching the wild animals in their natural habitat, has an added charm which draw tourists and locals alike to the jungles like a magnet. The real beauty, however, lies hidden elsewhere, in some of the lesser known wildlife sanctuaries and parks that can be found spread all over India.      READ MORE @ Gamin Traveler

Chasing the light

Chasing the light

[Insider]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Hyperrealistic landscapes
  • Inspired by
  • Take action and make decisions
  • Based on our emotions
  • I try to portray the beauty
  • Turns them into large-scale artworks
  • Has traveled the world
  • Capturing landscapes
  • Connect emotionally
  • Inspired to connect and preserve them

View Zaria’s artwork HERE

 

Do you know what an Earthscape Artist does?

Do you know what an Earthscape Artist does?

[BBC News]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching video :

  • He’s an Earthscape Artist
  • He spends his days on the beach racking the sand
  • He lets his imagination run wild
  • Geometric patterns
  • My biggest inspiration is nature
  • Translate the world I see
  • Scientific pursuit
  • By blending broad and narrow strokes he creates patterns
  • Which hovers above the design and takes pictures
  • Beach goers love his work
  • Travel miles to see it
  • He used to be Environmental Scientist
  • Follow his dream
  • Opened more doors
  • Make a living racking in the sand
  • When the tide comes in

 

 

 English vocabulay  – ECCE speaking exam – Cambridge Exams

 

Tiny home road trips

Tiny home road trips

 [Seeker Stories]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A professional snowboarder
  • He hits the road
  • In his self-made Travelling Tiny Home searching for the perfect snow
  • It took about 3 weeks
  • Some stuff I already had
  • A water tank, a sink, a hot water heater, a furnace a fire-place, a skylight
  • The toilet is an outdoor thing
  • So it’s good you’re a dude
  • A lake front property
  • It’s like having real estate that is priceless
  • You never get homesick with this
  • A snowboarding pioneer
  • You’ve really moved this sport forward
  • You left the professional life
  • Off the grid cabin
  • Tiny mobile house
  • When you build something with your hands it has some energy of yourself in it
  • Being able to head right into the heart of a snowstorm
  • The more you put yourself into something the more you remember it, the more you feel it
  • He is chasing storms
  • Taking self-portraits
  • These stunts that you do are absolutely mind-blowing
  • You set up these shots yourself
  • Were the risks worth it?
  • These are very special moments
  • You are testing how you function under pressure
  • He has set up an outdoor gallery of his photography
  • I wanted to bring art into the woods for that outdoor experience
  • The feeling is overwhelming
  • On the edge of a cliff
  • On a mountain peak
  • Feeling small, vulnerable

 

 

 

Meet Iceland’s wild horses

Meet Iceland’s wild horses

Peter Warner

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Icelanders call these captivating creatures their Viking treasures

  • You won’t see scenes like this anywhere in the world

  • These are wild Icelandic horses

  • Some of them have never been touched by the human hand before

  • It takes patience to win their trust

  • Iceland is a nation that thrives on Myths and Fairy Tales

  • It’s tapping into the countries natural resources to attract travelers with an adventurous spirit

  • They are trustworthy

  • It’s not just the beauty of the beast

  • An extra two riding styles

  • It’s like sitting on a sofa

  • The specialist Icelandic Horse Riding School

  • Local and international students

  • With an average 20% increase in tourists every year

  • They see these creatures as their most compelling ambassadors

  • Why it’s worth venturing off the traditional tourist trails

  • And though they may not strike you as the typical souvenir

  • Only here will you see them unaffected by civilization

You don’t need eyes to see beauty

You don’t need eyes to see beauty

 

[Volkswagen UK]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

• I would lose all my sight
• It hit me like a hammer
• That would mimic how sighted people see
• The world I envision
• Built from all the other senses
• This car is very sculptural
• The lines are quite exquisite
• They reappear and disappear
• You don’t need eyes to see beauty
• Beauty in every sense

 

 

I see postcards #5

I see postcards #5

 

“I find it incredibly amazing how at every sunset, the sky is a different shade.   No cloud is ever in the same place.   Each day is a new masterpiece.    A new wonder.   A new memory.”

— Sanober Khan

 

 

photography by vocabularyinchunks

 

 

I saw #7

I saw #7

“I don’t want a rainbow… Rainbows have too many colors and none of them receive the appreciation they deserve…

I’d prefer a fading red or a striking golden, a shimmery silver or a sober blue… Ruling the sunset sky alone!”

― Debalina Haldar

photography by vocabularyinchunks

 

 

 

Daily Gratitude #4

Daily Gratitude #4

photography by vocabularyinchunks

 

“In the garden, birds sing, bees hum and the flowers and butterflies bewitch me.

Every bug and beetle, petal and leaf grants peace to me in the present moment.

As I tread upon emerald blades that gently sway below crystal skies,

the garden unveils to me the philosophy of life.”  

― Amelia Dashwood

Focus #2

Focus #2

“Nothing great is created suddenly.  It takes time. 

A bunch of grapes or figs first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen .”   ― Epictetus (Greek Philosopher)

photography by vocabularyinchunks

View more entries for this Week’s Focus photo challenge

 

 

 

Paint the sky and make it yours #24

Paint the sky and make it yours #24

“The trees reach up above me toward the sky, stretching out their great limbs in an intricate pattern that reminds me of the pattern of light… the pattern shifting back and forth as I climb.” 

– Ned Hayes, The Eagle Tree

 

Photography  by : vocabularyinchunks
You’re in for a treat

You’re in for a treat

[Matador Network]

“Hit the road along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, 1,500 miles of rugged coastline, rich history, colorful villages, and the finest local produce. You’re in for a treat!.”

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • An awesome coastal experience
  • Hit the road
  • It stretches for 1.500 miles
  • Along the coast
  • Hike to the epic peak
  • Time capsules
  • A ‘you-won’t-believe-it’ Instagram moment
  • The freshest seafood coupled with the perfect pint
  • A tiny sample of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

 

#free video lessons  #English videos for the classroom  #motivate your students  #inspirational videos for English learners

 

Weekly photo challenge – Reflecting

Weekly photo challenge – Reflecting

Be a reflection of what you would like to receive.  What you give out will always return”   

— kristen butler

photography by vocabularyinchunks

In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Reflecting
More of my Weekly Photo Challenges
Live young – Live free

Live young – Live free

[Mahindra adventure]

Mahindra Adventure is a unique experiential marketing unit of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. It started with our first off-road outing in 1996 when we started with a couple of events a year. With the inception of Mahindra Adventure in 2011, we truly began perfecting the art of getting lost. Since then every year, we’ve been giving people trips of a lifetime, be it the single-day off-road adventure – Great Escape or the multi-day expeditions to the most beautiful places in India and abroad.

We pioneered “the arrive and drive” concept and to help us bring you the Mahindra experience, we maintain a fleet of over 100 vehicles stationed all over the country. With over 7 expeditions spanning the length and breadth of the country, there’s no driving holiday worth its salt that we haven’t covered. Tour the Himalayas with the Monastery Escape or take the paths less known at the Spiti Escape. Get treated like maharajas in royal Rajasthan with the Royal Escape or cross borders by road in the TriNation Escape. If fun is on your mind, the Authentic Goa is just for you. If exploring is your mantra, try the Authentic NorthEast. And if dirt is your game, the Great Escape and Off-Road Trophy are your fix. There’s something for everyone !”      Select your adventure HERE

English Language Schools,  engvid,  Cambridge exams, visit India

Weekly photo challenge – Wanderlust #2

Weekly photo challenge – Wanderlust #2

 

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”  – Confucius

photography by vocabularyinchunks
In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Wanderlust
More of my Weekly Photo Challenges
Weekly photo challenge – Wanderlust

Weekly photo challenge – Wanderlust

 

Travel makes one modest.  You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world”  – gustauve flaubert

photography by vocabularyinchunks
In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Wanderlust
More of my Weekly Photo Challenges
Weekly photo challenge – Atop

Weekly photo challenge – Atop

 

“To see what others cannot… You must climb the mountain”   – Ron Akers

 

photography by vocabularyinchunks

 

In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Atop
More of my Weekly Photo Challenges
Quote of the day (48)

Quote of the day (48)

“The giving of love is an education in itself”  – Eleanor Roosevelt

photography by vocabularyinchunks

The Joy of Giving Flowers

“The history of flower giving extends back thousands of years as a way for people to communicate with each other. Ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Chinese all refer to the use of flowers in their stories and myths. The Greeks considered flowers to be particularly important and associated them with the gods.

Flowers have a therapeutic effect on us. They just make us feel good. Flowers have the power to lift our spirits.

A random act of kindness is defined as a selfless act performed by someone wishing to either assist or cheer up another individual. Anne Herbert reminds us to “Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” Practice random acts of kindness through the gift of flower giving and reap the rewards from it!”  Read more HERE

 

 

 

Soaring Over the Wild Atlantic Way

Soaring Over the Wild Atlantic Way

[Discover Ireland]

“Take a road trip that you will never forget over Ireland’s stunning Wild Atlantic Way, the world’s longest defined coastal driving route. Fly over the majestic Cliffs of Moher, snow-white beaches and azure seas – and that’s just for starters. ” Read more HERE

English Language Schools,  engvid,  Cambridge exams, 

Weekly photo challenge – The road taken

Weekly photo challenge – The road taken

 

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,  I took the one less travelled by.  And that has made all the difference”   – Robert Frost

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photography by vocabularyinchunks

Read the poem –  HERE  

Poem guide,  suitable to use in class – HERE

In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge The Road Taken
More of my Weekly Photo Challenges
Discover SCOTLAND for yourself

Discover SCOTLAND for yourself

[Matador Network]

“When you think of Scotland, what immediately comes to mind? Fairytale castles? Maybe that famous tartan fabric? Literary titans? The renowned universities? You’d be right about all that; however, there’s a lot more to Scotland than what makes it into pop culture.

In fact, we recently went to Scotland and unearthed a startling secret. This country is home to some of Europe’s most epic outdoor adventures. Sure, Edinburgh’s a blast and you’ve gotta do the castle tours, but what really blew us away was the endless outdoor activities: mountain biking lush woodlands, fishing storybook waters, ziplining forest canopies, and tons more. Check out this well-kept secret, and you may never think of Scotland the same way again.” Read more HERE

English Language Schools,  engvid,  Cambridge exams, 

Weekly photo challenge – Repurpose

Weekly photo challenge – Repurpose

 

“ A chair is still a chair even though there’s no one sitting there”     
-Unknown

repurpose

photography by vocabularyinchunks
In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Repurpose
More of my Weekly Photo Challenges
“Poetic Dogs”

“Poetic Dogs”

   [DW English]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • It’s not easy turn stray dogs into photo models
  • His photo series “Poetic Dogs”
  • Animal shelters
  • A four-legged look-alike
  • He treats the dogs sensitively
  • It houses more than 200 dogs
  • He had a difficult life
  • He’s a tough character
  • He sells his photos as posters
  • The head of the kennel welcomes the initiative
  • A pet store
  •  To cause a stir
  • Still life pictures
  • Take something from the past and re-use it
  • The animal shelters are full of photogenic  models

 

 

Weekly photo challenge – Graceful

Weekly photo challenge – Graceful

 

“ Gracefulness has been defined to be the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul ”     
-William Hazlitt

graceful

 

photography by vocabularyinchunks

 

 

In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Graceful
More of my Weekly Photo Challenges
Missing Africa #2

Missing Africa #2

[Gauteng Tourism Authority]

Maboneng a place of inspiration

An urban neighborhood where residents, businesses and visitors are part of a growing tribe connecting the heart and essence of the city of Johannesburg in South Africa.  Read more here

Click on links below to see my photos from Maboneng :

Africa 1Africa 2Africa 3Africa 4Africa 5Africa 6Africa 7Africa 8

 

Weekly photo challenge – Names

Weekly photo challenge – Names

 

“A brand is a reason to choose” 

– Cheryl Burgess

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photography by vocabularyinchunks

 

Bridgestone Corporation (株式会社ブリヂストン, Kabushiki-gaisha Burijisuton?) (TYO: 5108, OTC Pink: BRDCY) is a multinational auto and truck parts manufacturer founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi (石橋正二郎, Ishibashi Shōjirō?) in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan. The name Bridgestone comes from a calque translation and transposition of ishibashi, meaning “stone bridge” in Japanese.

Read more about the company here :

In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Names
More of my Weekly Photo Challenges
Weekly photo challenge – Ambience (2)

Weekly photo challenge – Ambience (2)

 

“The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man” 

– Unknown

ambience-2.jpg

photography by vocabularyinchunks

 

In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Ambience
More of my Weekly Photo Challenges
Greek Portraits

Greek Portraits

 

[Apple]

Portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus helps you take great portraits by creating a depth-of-field effect that blurs backgrounds and brings faces into beautifully sharp focus. So now, taking a professional-looking portrait is as easy as snapping a photo.

 

A map and video of the village Itilo in Laconia in the Peloponnese Region of Greece :

[fab drone]

 

itilo-map

 
 

 

Weekly photo challenge – Resilient

Weekly photo challenge – Resilient

 

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have ” 

– Bob Marley

resilient

photography by vocabularyinchunks

 

In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Resilient
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Look Up #3

Look Up #3

Lab of Ornithology

 

In order to fly at peak performance, birds must carefully maintain their feathers. This means removing dirt, excess oil, and parasites. Birds do this by running their bill from the base of a feather to the tip, a process known as preening. In addition to removing debris, preening also realigns feathers, improving their aerodynamic performance. Read more HERE

 [All about birds]