Find your path

Find your path

[great big story]

It takes a special bond between horse and rider to compete in a 100-mile-long race. For professional endurance rider Uma Mencia Uranga, it’s a bond that began in childhood in the Basque Country of northern Spain and eventually led her to pursue a riding career in Dubai. Today, she lives a busy (but fulfilling) life in Dubai—with mornings spent at school in the city center, and afternoons training in the breathtaking landscape nearby. Ten years after moving to the city, Uranga is at home in Dubai.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• My world was very much centered around the horse
• A long distance
• You are becoming one
• An endurance horse rider
• Long distance racing
• Through open landscapes
• Puts you in a state of concentration and peace
• As you travel as you wander through it
• Ride in the desert
• Something that would bring me back and keep me here
• It’s a city of contrast
• I’ve been mesmerized by its organic shapes
• As the sun rises and sets
• It has moved me the most
• It makes me love this place

Easter in Greece

Easter in Greece

[rick steves]

Watch the full one-hour special HERE

Taking you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Switzerland, Italy, and Greece, “Rick Steves’ European Easter” celebrates this 2,000-year-old story in a variety of cultures. You’ll feel the emotion of this special time as the Passion of Christ unfolds during Holy Week. We’ll join Andalusians carrying parade floats, Greek priests tossing showers of flower petals, and villagers blessing olive branches, plus feasting, fireworks, and more. Exploring a rich and fascinating mix of traditions — from its pagan roots to its glorious finale — “Rick Steves’ European Easter” sheds new light on this timeless holiday. Released 2016.

The sky is the limit

The sky is the limit

  [DW English]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • A slack line spans 80 meters across a deep ravine
  • Suspended over a 100 m drop
  • A huge achievement
  • It was like winning four world championships in 30 seconds
  • He fell from the slack line often
  • The best mountain biker in the world
  • He won one title after another
  • Prepare myself for my competition
  • The sea and the mountain is within easy reach
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Street trials
  • Using the natural urban obstacles
  • Spice it up with some free style tricks
  • Creating videos that get hundreds of thousands clicks online
  • This allows athletes to market themselves
  • He was ahead of the pack
  • Extreme Sports
  • Push our limits and see what is possible
  • Test his skills
  • The sky is the limit
  • Go with the flow
  • Riding my bike and enjoying life
  • Tomorrow is another day and another challenge