Apartment Therapy – Small Spaces

Apartment Therapy – Small Spaces

 [apartment therapy]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Less to clean
  • Easier to maintain things
  • Functionality – Everything has a purpose
  • I have to have a bunch of things
  • Pots and pans
  • Re-do the kitchen
  • We live in the kitchen
  • Sliding doors
  • We have a little bit of privacy
  • The kitty litter box
  • My stuff stays closer to the floor and his stuff stays closer to the ceiling
  • You only surround yourself with things you love
  • There is no room for extra stuff you don’t need
Visualise and Discover Sound

Visualise and Discover Sound

  [Nigel John Stanford]

‘Cymatics’ is the science of visualizing audio frequencies.  The term was coined by Hans Jenny (1904-1972), a Swiss follower of the philosophical school known as anthroposophy.

Cymatics (from Greek: κύμα “wave”) is the study of visible sound co vibration, a subset of modal phenomena. Typically the surface of a plate, diaphragm, or membrane is vibrated, and regions of maximum and minimum displacement are made visible in a thin coating of particles, paste, or liquid.

source : Wikipedia
Do you believe in mermaids?

Do you believe in mermaids?

 [wise channel]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • One of the world’s most popular myths
  • Learn to swim like mermaids
  • Sea Ambassadors
  • I felt like a goddess
  • It becomes an extension of yourself
  • The mermaid school is the brainchild of swimming instructor and professional diver Normeth Preglo
  • What the hell is that?
  • Our first mermaid camp
  • She teaches people extra skills in the water
  • Diving helps them overcome their fears
  • They help protect the ecosystem
  • By replanting broken coral in a coral nursery
  • Marine Biologists from the local government
  • Take good care of corals
  • Fully recover
  • Everyone who completes the training here, gets a certificate at the end of the course
Weekly photo challenge || Close up

Weekly photo challenge || Close up

Close up 1     Close up 2  a piece of honeycomb


Idioms :

 none of your beeswax

(British & Australian informal) an impolite way of saying that you do not want someone to know about your private life   

‘So where the heck have you been?’ ‘None of your beeswax!’

be as busy as a bee

(old-fashionedalso be a busy bee (old-fashioned)  to be very busy or very active

She’s as busy as a bee, always going to meetings and organizing parties.

be the bee’s knees

(British & Australian informal) to be extremely good

Have you tried this double chocolate-chip ice cream? It’s the bee’s knees, it really is.

have a bee in your bonnet

to keep talking about something again and again because you think it is important, especially something that other people do not think is important (often + about )

She’s got a real bee in her bonnet about people keeping their dogs under control.

source : the free dictionary

 In response to The Daily Post’s  weekly photo challenge : “Close Up”

Street Art

Street Art

Watch the following video :

 (DW English)
Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :
  • International participants in the Urban National Festival
  • Her work is on display in cities such as Paris and Chicago
  • These graffiti artists are working in Berlin for free
  • With the official permission of local authorities
  • An abstract visual language
  • You create a dialogue with the community
  • To bring together artists who enhance urban spaces in neighborhoods
  • By hosting workshops, events and exhibitions
  • It promotes community participation and creative exchange
  • To do projects in the city
  • Raise awareness
  • It’s not just vandalism
  • Has gained an international reputation as a capital of street art
  • Grey and drab at the time it’s run down facades became canvases for graffiti
  • It boosts neighborhood pride
  • Most locals seem to like what the artists do
  • Some will be replaced by new ones