Stand by me

Stand by me

Nivea UK

Every act of care matters and right now is more important than ever. The smallest act of care can make the biggest difference. It can make someone’s day and helps them to face challenges that would otherwise be impossible.

As a global business NIVEA have put a €50 million fund to help support communities impacted by Covid-19. They are also now producing 1 million litres of disinfectant and 500 million skin and hand care products, which will be donated to hospitals and NGOs globally.

#SharetheCare

Lyrics

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we’ll see
No, I won’t be afraid
Oh, I won’t be afraid
Just as long as you stand
Stand by me

So darlin’, darlin’
Stand by me, oh, stand by me
Oh, stand, stand by me
Stand by me

Stand by me, oh, stand by me

Darlin’, darlin’
Stand by me, oh, stand by me
Oh, stand now, stand by me
Stand by me
Whenever you’re in trouble, won’t you stand by me?
Oh, stand by me
Won’t you stand now?
Oh, stand, stand by me, stand by me
Stand by me

 

Everybody would want to live this way

Everybody would want to live this way

 

Tom, Sarah, and their daughter Neesa live in a 20sqm off-grid tiny house on a property on the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand. Instead of paying rent, they share the work of looking after the land with the owners, and both families share in the farm’s abundant produce. We were inspired by how much happier they’ve found themselves by living with less.

Tom is a medical doctor and Sarah is an illustrator but both have chosen to reduce their work to almost nothing in order to have more time to focus on living well – a lifestyle choice that is more possible for many of us than we might think. This little 6-minute film has been one of our most popular to date – perhaps because it describes a lifestyle so many of us would love to be living.

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Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

Living Simply
This is my wife Sarah
The house is 20 square meters
This L shaped space
A bit of a deck at the back
Mobile broadband
Hot water is from a gas cylinder
Keeping an eye on her
We need to radically rethink how to live
A healthy step for us
Be okay with the downsizing
Look out to trees and green
I don’t know the term for it
Working in the vegetable garden
Building, digging so that’s most of my work
Part-time I work as a GP (General Practitioner)
Our costs are fractional to what they were in town
I don’t have any stress about money
Which is a huge benefit
Emotionally I’m healthier
I’m much more in touch with sense of well-being
Maybe there is another way of being secure
Working in exchange for rent
Sharing and gifting of what we have
A more affluent lifestyle
Listen to what their hearts tell them will make them happy
Having the courage to act on it
For me this turns out to be what I love
Everybody would want to live this way

 

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Cherish the little things that are magical out there

Cherish the little things that are magical out there

  [soul pancake]

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree
  • For me and my mom
  • The choices she made
  • She has taught me to love nature
  • Cherish all the little things that are magical out there
  • Eyes wide open
  • Deep breaths
  • An open heart
  • Rustling leaves
  • Calms my frantic thoughts
  • Make shift fishing rod
  • The circle of life
  • Everything on this planet flows in cycles
  • Create something new in its place
  • Feel this connection deeply and profoundly
  • Full of life and beauty
  • Try as we might we will never create like nature does
  • Both are vital to my creativity
  • What passions have your parents instilled in you?
  • Every other Monday

 

Change the world with kindness

Change the world with kindness

 [random acts of kindness]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • I’m 6 and 3/4
  • I just turned 7
  • Doing a charity project
  • Raise food for the food bank
  • We all want life to be good for people
  • It feels great,  just because it feels great  to help a lot of people
  • Children are basically good people
  • They become better people
  • We pass it on
  • If you be kind to somebody, they’ll be kind to you back
  • To show a good example

When was the last time you were kind to someone?

More Good Deeds
Breakfast Time – Baked Omelette Roll

Breakfast Time – Baked Omelette Roll

Recipe :  all recipes

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • It bakes in the oven
  • Six servings of breakfast ready all at the same time
  • Ground black pepper
  • An interesting crossover between a crepe and eggs
  • Your favourite filling ingredients
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Bake the omelette in a pre-heated oven
  • Until the eggs are set
  • Place it onto a  serving platter
  • Cut into 6 equal sized portions
  • The variations are endless

What stands between you and where you want to be?

What stands between you and where you want to be?

 

   [soulpancake]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • There are pressures all the time
  • Follow their dreams
  • They think it’s corny
  • The fruit comes off the vine
  • People try to discourage me
  • I wanted to quit
  • The energy you put into it
  • There are always things to look forward to it
  • Take the risk
  • You have beautiful experiences along the way
  • Run a business
  • I am creating the world I want to live in
  • Making art and reaching people
  • Setting a goal
  • Success is when you’re happy with yourself
  • Don’t accept the no, ever
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

I call it magic when I’m next to you

I call it magic when I’m next to you

Broken aces

Lyric Interpretations :

” Magic in its true sense is something which is not only beautiful but also cannot be explained. So he uses the word “Magic” for the love he feels for her.

Even though their relationship is now over and he is broken into two, his feelings for his beloved are not changed.

After all the torture he went through at the breaking point of their relationship, he still manages to love her and believes in her “Magic“.       Read more interpretations HERE

Teaching Lexical Chunks

Teaching Lexical Chunks

 “A Lexical Chunk is a unit of language which is made up of two or more words.

Here are a few examples of lexical chunks :

Good morning.
Nice to see you!
What’s the time?

Other lexical chunks can include phrasal verbs‏‎, idioms, collocation‏‎s and so on.

Lexical chunks are the common coinage of English. They’re the bread and butter, the everyday and the mundane. They’re the reliable standards around which we can hang poetic and emotive language.

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What are Language Chunks?

What are Language Chunks?

Language chunks are definitely one of the main ingredients of successful transition to the advanced levels of English. They’re what sets apart one language from the other, what makes each language distinct and unique. Noticing language chunks is a skill that needs to be well-developed by the intermediate level of English. If a student is unable to recognize common phrases and word combinations, s/he’ll stay at his/her current level and will never make it to the advanced stages.
 
The following are commonly referred to as language chunks :
Collocations are phrases that consist of words that recurrently co-occur together (derived from Latin locare ‘to locate’ and cum ‘together; introduced in 30s by John R. Frith).
 
dual citizenship but double occupancy
above zero but over 10 years (experience)
shipwreck but car accident
cut
hair but trim hedge
other terminology: 
‘prefabricated chunks’, ‘phraseological units’, ‘multi-word combinations’
 
Idioms are expressions which meaning cannot be understood from the meanings of its component parts (derived from Latin ‘idioma’ – special property).

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