The 5 Musketeers

The 5 Musketeers

#safarilive

Jump on the back and join a LIVE African Safari. Twice a day expert guides invite you to come along and drive through the African bush in search of the Big Five as well as smaller animals.   READ MORE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• Incredibly fortunate
• A coalition 5 male cheetahs
• It’s not something that is unheard of
• It is quite rare in nature
• The musketeer coalition
• How the coalition is made
• The majority of their time
• The dominant leader
• The individual with the collar
• The first kills
• The leader of the pack
• Who is the boss
• An ecosystem
• An impact on the cheetah population
• Ousted and pushed into other areas
• They will then be populated by them
• That is Mother Nature’s way
• Only the strongest best genes survive
• They are incredible hunting units
• Their success rates
• Bring down prey
• Latch on larger prey
• Bring the animal down and dispatch it
• The coming months will bring
• We certainly have a lot to look forward to

 

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Look deep into nature

Look deep into nature

 

[Green Renaissance]

“I believe with all my heart that we can create cities and towns that are functioning like a forest. How to really thrive on this planet is all around us.” – Sue Swain

Follow more of Sue’s work in the field of biomimicry HERE

 Visit Green Renaissance HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• Sustainability

• The least favorite word in the English language

• It is so limited

• Shame I’m sorry hear that

• You are just hanging in there

• Nature is so much more vibrant than that

• Critically important it’s regenerative

• That’s what we should be striving for, is regenerative living

• They are sharing one particular territory

• There is no waste at all

• We have made chemicals combine

• 3.8 billion years

• The earth can’t recognize it can’t’ assimilate it can’t break it down

• We are acting like aliens

• I believe with all my heart

• The blue print is here

• How to thrive on this planet

• We need to ask nature what we should be doing

• You need to get out into nature

• You need to reconnect

• No patch of nature is too small

• To actually start you journey of discovery

• We are capable of so much more as a species

Jump onto a LIVE, interactive African safari [elephants and lions spotted]

Jump onto a LIVE, interactive African safari [elephants and lions spotted]

 

#safarilive

Jump onto a LIVE, interactive African safari. Twice a day our expert guides invite you to explore the African wilderness in safari vehicles and on foot. Together, we will search for everything from elephants and lions to flowers and landscapes.

Interact with your guide by asking questions through #safarilive on Twitter or via the chat stream located to the right of the feed on YouTube.

UPDATE: As of Monday, 13th November:
The Sunrise drive runs from 05:00 – 08:30 local time, which means start times of 22:00 EST, 19:00 PST, 03:00 in the UK, 04:00 in Central Europe, and 14:00 Sydney time.
Our Sunset Safari runs from 14:30 – 18:30 local time, which means start times of 07:30 EST, 04:30 PST, 12:30 in the UK, 13:30 in Central Europe, and 23:30 Sydney time.

When safariLIVE isn’t live, you can view the feed from the Djuma Waterhole camera, from the heart of Djuma Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand/greater Kruger National Park area.

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Missing Africa #5

Missing Africa #5

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Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot”.   -Nigerian Proverb

 

Fun

Fun

“We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone” -unknown

Fun

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In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Fun
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Feed your soul

Feed your soul

 

[Green Renaissance]

Everything today seems to be so manipulated and plastic. We yearn for something that is powerful, true, and genuine. Animals are honest. Around animals, you feel like you grow. It feeds your soul.
Warren loves animals, and over the years has looked after many rescued and abandoned horses. He has a deep connection with these special animals and shares his story of how they have helped change his view of the world around him. What’s on the outside of a horse is good the inside of man.  Visit Green Renaissance HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• What’s on the outside of a horse is good for the inside of man
• Manmade activities
• It just feeds your soul
• Being in contact with these animals
• Quietly grazing
• You feel like you fit into the natural order of things
• I’ve always tried to look up instead of down
• I’ve tried to look past problems and things in my life
• The problems are even smaller
• Every now and again
• These things are equally clever
• The fact that they tolerate us is just absolutely phenomenal
• I sometimes can be an impatient person
• We yearn for something that is powerful and strong and true and genuine
• Everything today seems to be so manipulated and plastic and not honest
• What you get is what you get
• It’s so good for you
• You do feel connected

Love can

Love can

 [Shaun Jacobs]

Shaun Jacobs, South African singer and songwriter. Listen to more of  Shaun’s songs here

“Love can”

Love can cross borders and love can break walls
Love can unbind us, love can define us
Love can see through what our eyes can’t undo
Love got me thinking love can do anything

Take my hand

It’s not that we’re lost

We’re just plotting a different course than we initially thought

We are free

When we’re on our knees

Put your hand in mine

We’ll make it in time you’ll see

Love can cross borders and love can break walls

Love can unbind us, love can define us

Love can see through what our eyes can’t undo

Love got me thinking love can do anything

Come with me

We’ll find what’s in store

For the heart that is bursting, the soul that is thirsting for more

We are free

Come and see

We’ll make it in time, we’ll find everything we need

Love can cross borders and love can break walls

Love can unbind us, love can define us

Love can see through what our eyes can’t undo

Love got me thinking love can do anything

 [the lyrics library]
Learn English with Lyrics  –  South African Artists  –   English Vocabulary  –  English Videos  –  Lexical Chunks
Asimbonanga – We will always see you

Asimbonanga – We will always see you

[Woolworths]

Asimbonanga (We have not seen him)

Asimbonang’ uMandela thina (We have not seen Mandela)

Laph’ekhona (In the place where he is)

Laph’ehleli khona (In the place where he is kept)

Hey wena (Hey you!)

Hey wena nawe (Hey you and you as well)

Siyofika nini la’ siyakhona (When will we arrive at our destination)

The Johnny Clegg Discography

[inmyafricandream.free.fr]

The Zulu word “Asimbonanga” means “We have not seen him”, and the song was written to reflect on the fact that Madiba was not visible to South Africans due to the prohibition of the publication of images or depictions of him during his imprisonment.

Today, the phrase implies that the great work he started in binding together a new nation has not yet been completed. It is a call to the new South African generation to find inspiration in his life and work to continue his legacy.

Here, Johnny Clegg teaches the song to the future generation and to call upon them to make Madiba’s dream for a thriving, united and democratic South Africa visible.

This video features the winners of the 2014 MySchool Choir competition from Riebeek College Girls’ High in Uitenhage, South Africa.

[Woolworths  SA ]

Living the Legacy, read more @ The Nelson Mandela Foundation

 

How do you dress yours?

How do you dress yours?

[woolworths sa]
Life just tastes better with chocolate

Life just tastes better with chocolate

  [Andrew Whitlatch]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • A chocolate maker
  • I’m originally from South Africa
  • Family  get togethers
  • I moved to the states to get into finance
  • A celebration of chocolate
  • It is believed that chocolate is a superfood
  • Nutritional value of this superfood
  • We do chocolate bars, and we do truffles
  • We make the best chocolate in the world
  • Anything is possible
  • Everyone there loves what they do
  • It almost freaks me out  a little bit how much people  like being there

Visit Fine & Raw HERE

Come fly with me

Come fly with me

  

Green Renaissance

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • How they gain their altitude 
  • Non-motorised flight
  • You can learn a lot from watching their behaviour
  • Hanging under a paraglide
  • They don’t recognise you as a human
  • Vultures are just amazing characters
  • They will come and join you, they will follow you around
  • And that’s pretty unique
  • That makes it a really cool experience
  • That’s just the most incredible thing that I’ve done, nothing comes close

“Walter Neser works at the Vulture Conservation program in Magaliesberg, South Africa. He flies with the endangered Cape Vulture in an attempt to learn more about their behavior from the air.

South African vultures are in serious trouble, especially the Cape Vulture, which is critically endangered, with only 2900 breeding pairs remaining. Reasons for their decline are varied, but include problems such as pylon injuries, malicious poisonings, muti killings (medicine murder) and insufficient food sources.”  Green Renaissance

Find out more @  Vulpro Kid’s Corner &  Vulpro

 

 

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

 

Don’t leave that fiery heart behind

Don’t leave that fiery heart behind

 

 

Alice Phoebe Lou is originally from South Africa, and today lives in Berlin. Though she’s gained quite a following with her socially-conscious songs, she prefers to perform with just a guitar in hand, on the sidewalks of Berlin. Major record labels have tried to woo her, so far to no avail. She produced her debut album, “Orbit”, single-handedly – and that’s how she plans to continue.  [DW]

Visit Alice HERE

And I’ve been running away from the wise man in my head
And he said, go, go, go, go get lost in the wind   And I’ve been hearing some whispers on the wind
And they said, run, run, run, run away your sins
But don’t leave that fiery mind behind
Take it along for the ride
And don’t leave that fiery mind behind
Take it along for the ride

And there’ll be an airplane flying across my soul
And it will roll right on
I’ll have to say farewell so long
And there’ll be a steam train rolling across my heart
And I will have to depart
I will have to depart

But don’t leave that fiery heart behind
Take it along for the ride
And don’t leave that fiery mind behind
Take it along for the ride
And I’ve been running away from the wise man in my head
And he said, go, go, go, go get lost in the wind

Missing Africa #4

Missing Africa #4

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“When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things – not the great occasions – that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness“.   –Bob Hop

Glow

 

Meet Cape Town

Meet Cape Town

[Cape Town Tourism]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The rising sun
  • A dwelling of pride and hope
  • The crashing of waves
  • Sandy shores
  • Vibrant café life
  • Graffiti tells a story
  • The congregation of bustling feet
  • Indulge in Cape Malay curry spice
  • Young at heart
  • The good old days
  • Tour buses
  • Sip renowned wine
  • The lush green of Kirstenbosch Gardens
  • Where Mother Nature is always near
  • The world on a plate
  • Fine dining and spa resorts
  • Excite your inner child
  • Cape Town feels like home
  • We invite you to stay