Live it to believe it

Live it to believe it

[Matador Network]

To be Young – Lyrics

Oh it was white sand and deep blue waves
We were running up to shore
Sun glints on sparkling faces
I don’t feel or see anymore
To be young

We’re just leaves, leaves, floating on down the stream
My job, my house, my car, my whole social scene
So high are the stakes, every move we make
Sends us down, down, down in that stream

Here in the only life I know
Those summer days rush out like warm air from my lungs
That’s just the way the story goes
All I’ve learned I still wish I didn’t know
All I didn’t know, oh, when we were young

When I was young I told myself I’d keep my friends
They were good and I was true, didn’t need to end
Oh how they’ve risen they fallen
Like the sun circles round
Guess I’ve done just as well as anyone
Hard to accept it, I’m just anyone

But here in this only life I know
Those summer days rush out like water from the lawn
It’s just the way the story goes
Stand in line now and talk about the day
When we were young

My conscious could’ve sunbathed
Every day in my bright blue mind
Now it’s crowded with guilt and purpose and
I just want it all aligned

Here in the only life I know
Not taking orders I don’t know which way to go
That’s just the way the story goes
And I’ll be damned if I’m to live it out alone
Here in the only life I know
With any waste of time it hits so close to home
It’s just the way the story goes
And I’ll be damned if I’m to live it out alone
I won’t live it out alone

We’re just leaves, leaves, floating on down the stream
My job my house my clothes my whole social scene
So high are the stakes
So high are the stakes, every move we make
Sends us down, down, down in that stream
And one day, one day, one bright clear day
I think we all might just disappear
Sink on down in that river cold and clear, my dear
On down like leaves in an icy stream
On down like leaves to the bottom of an icy stream

Artist: Tall Heights – Album: Rafters (EP)

[songlyrics.com]

I travel to change my view

I travel to change my view

 [Marko Roth]

“Follow us as we travel to India, our most thrilling backpacking adventure yet. We went on a safari, hiked to the peak of a mountain, visited impressive Hindu temples, spent the night with friendly locals at a homestay in Wayanad and experienced the unique kitchen of India with its exceptionally delicious fruits & vegetables.”  Check out the full story HERE 

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • I travel to change my view
  • I travel for the taste
  • I travel to feel alive
  • I travel for that moment

 

I travel to get to know the unknown

I travel to get to know the unknown

 [Marko Roth]

“In 2015 we explored Bhutan & Nepal and were absolutely overwhelmed by its beauty. We went rafting in the Barauli river, did a safari in Chitwan National Park to bath with elephants and observe rhinos and tigers, watched the prayers of monks, made friends with the locals, discovered the valley of Paro with horses and climbed the Mount Everest in the Himalaya (not really 😛 but we saw it from an airplane).” Check out the full story HERE 

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • I travel to learn and to forget
  • I travel to redraw my boundaries
  • I travel to come back home
  • I travel for that moment

 

At the edge of the world

At the edge of the world

British Columbia’s mountains, ocean, rainforest, and cities beckon us to explore. Be inspired by BC—from Vancouver Island to the Canadian Rockies.  Explore BC HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• No walls to separate us
• Wilderness, at civilizations edge
• To be lost
• Drawn deeper by the presence of no one
• And the essence of everything
• Mother Nature’s timeless masterpieces
• Stretching past the sky
• At the edge of the world
• Calling us to explore
• Super Natural British Columbia

 

Have you got a walking bike?

Have you got a walking bike?

[DW Euromaxx]
Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :
  • A relaxing stroll
  • A fitness studio
  • A walking bike
  • He showed me how it functions
  • Treading sets the bike in motion
  • The bike first hit the streets in 2014
  • Now it’s taking off internationally
  • Since then it has become a runaway success
  • Regular cycling can be difficult
  • The manufacturer is finding it hard to meet demand
  • A full day tour of the city
  • You don’t need a license
  • Practicing on a country road
  • The Dutch are known as a nation of cyclists
  • After a while I really get the hang of it, but I’m still drawing attention
  • A few brave souls ask if they can have a go
  • Locals and tourists alike are keen to jump on board

 

CaMLA Speaking Test – ECPE Proficiency oral exam – ECPE speaking prompts – ECPE choosing a location – 
La Guarapera

La Guarapera

[Fyrian Films]

“Guarapo is a common Latin American iced drink made from cane sugar (jugo de caña). Although it can be found from South America to Mexico, the name is actually West African in origin: meaning “fermented drink”. The beverage is very popular in Cuba and Brazil. La Guarapera is the person/mobile vendor who makes the guarapo, usually from extracting the juice from an old hand press.”

[Super Sonido]