The forest makes your heart gentle #6

The forest makes your heart gentle #6

 

“In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike.” –  Paulo Coelho

Photography by vocabulary in chunks

Standing on the edge of the world

Standing on the edge of the world

 

 [Destination British Columbia]

“When I pause   Listen   I hear it

The Calling   A beacon to return to a place   And myself  British Columbia

To be amongst the elements    The purest water and air

Fertile abundance

 A natural richness that overtime has quietly becomes the true currency of life

And this place is the kingdom of abundance

A land of giants    British Columbia forces you to rethink life’s measures

What is big?   What is power?   What is important?

The supreme nature    Super  Natural

The thread that connects us all is undeniable in this place that the aboriginal peoples have honored for millennia

Massive groves   Standing giants fed by the climate and circle of life

Altitude swings that take you from sea  to sky

From rainforest  to dessert   to snow-capped peaks.

This is the place where wildlife thrives

All in the court of her majesty   mother nature

She chose this place to erect her monuments

Masterpieces forever in the making constant and changing

A dichotomy that reflects our refined civilization and raw wilderness

It’s the rush of standing on the edge of the world

The deafening quiet of a mystical morning

The exhilaration of British Columbia that reminds you of what it feels like to be alive

To find the wild within   Super  natural British Columbia ”

 Discover more HERE

Sometimes the perfect surprise isn’t the one you get, it’s the one you give

Sometimes the perfect surprise isn’t the one you get, it’s the one you give

[three.ie]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The perfect surprise
  • They soon became the best of friends
  • The weather grew warmer
  • Act strangely
  • Feel better
  • She began to search for a way to make her friend happy
  • Anna knew the answer right away
  • Up and up they drove
  • They could drive no further
  • At long last the time came to say goodbye

 

Books on wheels

Books on wheels

[AJ+]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • At about 3 books a week I probably read over 50 books
  • Sit around with nothing to do
  • Just stare off into space
  • A leisure time activity
  • There are a lot of misconceptions about people who are living outside
  • Interested in literature
  • They haven’t been to college  
  • There are many assumptions that people make
  • Part of the Street Books’ mission
  • To restore the dignity of people who have been cast aside
  • To put at the margin of things
  • Patrons are often grateful for the opportunity
  • Get the books, get the stories
  • We have short stories, long stories, true stories, love stories, war stories

Street Books is a bicycle-powered traveling library that serves homeless people in Portland, Oregon. Librarians bike to select locations where people can borrow books without having to show ID or proof of address  Read more @ Street Books

One of the best ways to keep a secret is to shout it

One of the best ways to keep a secret is to shout it

[Chronicle Books]

 

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • An instant photograph
  • It’s tangible
  • There’s nothing in the world like it
  • I wish I was a camera
  • I would take a picture of
  • All the small and subtle stuff
  • Keep my memories all intact
  • It’s so important that this medium continues to be embraced
  • Pass on that knowledge
  • Step into this magic world
  • Today so many images live on hard drives
  • You have instant art
  • Not only inspiration photographs but great guidance on how to get started with instant film
  • We detail the cameras, film and accessories available on the market today
  • We explain the building blocks of composition
  • Vintage bottles
  • A post modern building
  • Taking someone’s portrait
  • Our inspirational portfolios in the back of the book
  • Jaw dropping
  • Instant photography
  • A true collaboration between 3 friends
  • Passionate about instant photography
  • The same sort of questions were being asked

Vocabulary chunks in this video are also suitable for those taking  the CaMLA ECPE Speaking Test  @ HAU

Job Profile  –  Photographer 

“Photographers take pictures of people, places, products and events. They may work for companies or individual clients, or create and sell their own images.

You’ll usually specialise in an area like corporate, fashion or portrait photography.

Your day-to-day tasks may include:

  • discussing the project with the client
  • preparing the location for the photo session
  • choosing the right equipment
  • setting up lighting
  • composing and taking photos
  • checking image quality
  • editing images
  • processing and printing photos
  • marketing and running your business

Skills required

  • organisational and time-management skills
  • IT skills 
  • marketing skills 
Read more @ [National Career Service ]

 

Status

Exchange your skills for a free holiday

 

Visitors to Italy can stay for free by sharing skills and goods.

Thousands of B&Bs in Italy are offering stays in exchange for services and skills ranging from social media to live music, DIY to olive picking.

 Read more @   Articles in Chunks 

Pets in the classroom

Pets in the classroom

 

Find interesting and inspiring articles on our new blog  Articles in Chunks 

keep-learning

photography by vocabularyinchunks

Add some culture to your train ride

Add some culture to your train ride

 

Visit our new blog  Articles in Chunks to find out more

new-ideas

photography by vocabularyinchunks

What’s free in your country?

What’s free in your country?

 

Visit our new blog  Articles in Chunks to find out more

new-beginnings

photography by vocabularyinchunks

Until it’s just you…

Until it’s just you…

A beautiful poem by Canadian spoken word artist Shane Koyczan about the wild within British Columbia, Canada

 [Destination British Columbia]

It’s just the ocean.

Until you are pulling your dinner out of it.

Until you see first-hand everything that lives in it.

Until you feel the push and pull of a thing so vast…

It is untameable.

It’s just a tree.

Until you see someone release the art trapped inside it.

Until you need shade from the sun or reprieve from the rain.

Until the night steals the warmth in you blood and a cedar sacrifices his its own flesh to give you fire.

It’s just a mountain.

Until you are standing at the bottom of it.

Face to face with it.

Until you take your first step to the top of it.

Until you reach the summit and stand eye level with the setting sun

It’s just a sky.

Until the stars poke holes in the darkness.

Until the wind pushes its howl through the open air with a wildness so blatant.

It sounds like a song you must dance to.

And it all looks…

So tame.

Until you there surrounded by no one.

Until water, earth, fire and air rewind you to a time you once knew.

Until the world feels massive again.

Until it’s just you…

Quote of the day (38)

Quote of the day (38)

N Kazantzakis

“Happy is the man                                                             
 I thought
 who before dying 
has the good fortune to sail the Aegean Sea” 
 –  Nikos Kazantzakis
photography by vocabularyinchunks

 

 

A place where the sidewalk ends

A place where the sidewalk ends

[Alex Soloviev] 

Where the Sidewalk Ends

                       by Shel Silverstein

There is a place where the sidewalk ends

And before the street begins,

And there the grass grows soft and white,

And there the sun burns crimson bright,

And there the moon-bird rests from his flight

To cool in the peppermint wind.Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black

And the dark street winds and bends.

Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow

We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,

And watch where the chalk-white arrows go

To the place where the sidewalk ends.Yes we’ll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,

And we’ll go where the chalk-white arrows go,

For the children, they mark, and the children, they know

The place where the sidewalk ends.

[famous poets and poems]
Read an analylsis of the poem here

 

Have you got a Little Free Library in your garden?

Have you got a Little Free Library in your garden?

[PBA 30]
Vocabulary to learn after watching the video
  • You can find just about anything you need online
  • The experience of going through a book that has some value
  • The little free library concept is very simple
  • A nationwide thing
  • Put the libraries out in their yards
  • You don’t have to sign anything out
  • No late fees
  • A repurposed newspaper box
  • Reading is very important
  • You can also read for leisure
  • I was able to take some photos and replicate as best I could the actual look of the Plaza
  • They take you through step by step instructions
  • It’s a great ice breaker and it’s a very easy way to meet people who have recently moved in the neighborhood
  • It’s a way to connect people
  • Contributing to the literacy of their whole community

Little Free Libraries are community-run and supported book sharing outposts that are popping up across the nation in mass numbers. The best map for finding these resources in the bay area is one created by an unaffiliated individual who lists all libraries, “official” or not. For more information about the movement, visit LittleFreeLibrary.org.”  

Read more @ Bittersweet Blog

Every picture tells a vocabulary story

Every picture tells a vocabulary story

Brainless Tales 1
[brainlesstales.com]
Brainless Tales 1a.jpg

Top tips for study success

Top tips for study success

Study Tips

Top tips for study success [iab.org.uk]