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
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Daily Gratitude #5

Daily Gratitude #5

 

” No one has ever become poor by giving “

 –  Anne Frank

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Daily Gratitude #5

Daily Gratitude #5

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” 

 –  Maya Angelou

 

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Green with happiness

Green with happiness

[Great big story]

“Everything in Elizabeth Sweetheart’s life is green. From her bright green hair, to her self-dyed green overalls, the New York City artist has earned her moniker, “the Green Lady.” Elizabeth was inspired to wear green after an emotional trip to Florida with her father. Today, she continues to uphold the tradition because of the joy it brings those around her.”

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • It is pretty green
  • I’m quite green
  • A green kitchen countertop
  • Green knobs
  • The front door
  • I wanted to be an artist
  • I started wearing green when my dad invited me to visit Florida
  • We hadn’t really connected
  • Aqua green
  • Deep rich green
  • A lucky day
  • The way I dress makes other people smile
  • Can I have a selfie with you
  • As you get older you realize color is so much fun
  • It’s so positive
  • I’ll change to my next favorite thing

 

 

#English Language Schools,  #Learn English, #Learn English Online

What is culture?

What is culture?

[Hamilton Love Your City]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Festivals and events
  • A thriving art scene
  • Stories and customs
  • A sense of history
  • Creative talent
  • Public art
  • Outdoor places
  • A positive energy known as cultural vibrancy
  • It helps to build community
  • A unique identity
  • They get involved and they talk about it
  • As the word spreads
  • It can promote identity, creativity, tourism, jobs and growth
  • Revitalizing neighborhoods
  • Transforming cities
  • Making communities attractive, open, welcoming and vibrant

Hamilton Map

 

 

Create something incredible in Kenya

Create something incredible in Kenya

[Tusker Laager]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • To create something incredible
  • Sounds have always fascinated
  • Stop for a moment and listen
  • Another world
  • A Kenyan music producer
  • To gather sounds from all over my homeland
  • The sounds of instruments, of artists, of the people
  • We found a direction
  • It needed something more, it needed soul
  • I went on an epic journey
  • What makes us, us
  • You can fly with music
  • Our grandfathers used music to send messages to people
  • Different sounds, different cultures
  • It made me feel warm inside
  • I found togetherness
[Tusker Laager]

 

 

Together even when apart

Together even when apart

[Mumsy]

Celebrations of Mother’s Day throughout the World

Argentina –  It is customary to honor Argentinean Mothers with dinners, poems and special gestures of attention. Children write letters in school or make cards and crafts to take home. Husbands cook and clean and look after the family, allowing the mother to relax and enjoy the day. Moms are almost certain to receive flowers, cards, candy, jewelry or an unexpected surprise.

Mexico  – Celebrations include starting the morning with a song sung to the mother in the morning, followed by a family breakfast or brunch.  Typically the mother will also receive flowers, chocolates, or sentimental cards (May 10 is the largest day for sending cards in Mexico).

China – While China’s Mother’s Day is based primarily on the practices of the United States, it is interesting to note that most Chinese names begin with a character signifying Mother in honor of one’s maternal heritage.  

Ethiopia – Mother’s Day in Ethiopia occurs in mid-fall when the rainy season ends. Called “Antrosht,” Ethiopians celebrate by making their way home when the weather clears for a large family meal and a three day long celebration. For the feast the children bring ingredients for a traditional hash recipe, which the mother prepares for the family.  After the meal a celebration takes place. The mothers and daughters ritually anoint themselves with butter and dance while the men sing songs in honor of family and heroes. This cycle of feasting and celebration lasts two or three days.

Italy – The Italians celebrate La Festa della Mamma with a big feast and a cake made in the shape of a heart. Typically Italian schoolchildren will make something to bring home to their Mothers, and the family will take care of the chores for the day.

Read more @ fromyouflowers.com

Daily Gratitude

Daily Gratitude

“Good friends are like stars.  You don’t always see them,  but you know they’re always there”   – old saying

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Wonder where my baby is tonight

Wonder where my baby is tonight

[BeatlesAreKinks]

The Kinks are recognized as one of the most important and influential British groups of all time, with millions of record sales and countless awards and accolades to their name. From their explosive beginnings as part of the British Beat movement to forays into concept albums, stadium rock and acoustic balladeering, The Kinks have left an unimpeachable legacy of classic songs, many of which form the building blocks of popular music as we know it today.

Read more HERE

 

“Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight”

Well I wonder where my baby is tonight
I wonder where my baby is tonight
I wonder where my baby’s gone
Hope she’ll do no wrong
Lookin’ for my baby, she’s not around
I wonder where my baby is tonight

I wonder what on Earth’s my baby’s doin’
If she’s not at home there’s trouble brewin’
If she really loves me she’ll believe in what I say
Tryin’ hard to find out where my baby is tonight
If she’s not at home I’d better go

Well I only know I wanna see my baby
Went to call for her but she is gone right out of sight
Looking for my baby
She’s not around
I wonder where my baby is tonight

Well I wonder where my baby is tonight
I wonder where my baby is tonight
I wonder where my baby’s gone
Hope she’ll do no wrong
Lookin’ for my baby, she’s not around
I wonder where my baby is tonight
I hope that everything’s gonna be all right
Well I wonder where my baby is tonight

 

Call someone you’ve lost touch with

Call someone you’ve lost touch with

 [Soul Pancake]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Tell them what they mean to you
  • Really helping me get on the right path to Med School
  • I was just calling to say hi
  • I love you and I miss you
  • I want to be able to talk to you more often
  • Thank you for your dedication and commitment
  • Awesome
  • Even though our paths have diverged
  • I’ll try and keep in touch more
  • Holiday season
  • Make the whole relationship loving
  • To reconnect with someone
  • I thought of a million things that could have, might have happened
  • It takes lots of guts and courage to do something like this
The art of cooperation

The art of cooperation

 

 [Tech Insider]

 

What do you love about your mom?

What do you love about your mom?

[Soul Pancake]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • She lived to be 86
  • She was a sweet person
  • She’s an ego booster
  • I think she likes me more than my sister
  • She had a family of six
  • She was always there to hear me out
  • She has never given up on me
  • Always there to support me
  • She believed in me
  • It’s  hard work raising up two kids
  • Thank you for giving me the confidence to love myself

 

Have you got hearts in your eyes?

Have you got hearts in your eyes?

  

[Popsugar Girls’ Guide]