It’s a pretty amazing lifestyle, it really is

It’s a pretty amazing lifestyle, it really is

They say dogs are a man’s best friend, but not for this bloke! He’s living the life on a remote island with the local wombats. 🐾

Ever dreamt about escaping the rat race to your own personal utopia? Well, how about befriending local wombats? Back Roads guest presenter Paul West heads to Flinders Island in Tasmania to meet up with eco warrior Addy Jones and his little mate Womy the wombat.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

We’ve got a wombat in the car
I look after orphaned ones
What was it that first drew you to the island
The biodiversity
They are still untouched
The people are wild as the weather
He’s a bit of an eco-warrior
Whose passions range from
Making surfboards out of recycled materials
Wildlife rescue
In that regard its very special
I’m comfortably broke but very healthy
The environment for one
It’s not for everyone because it is very remote
Logistically it’s a bit of nightmare
You can’t have everything
It’s a pretty amazing lifestyle, it really is

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Listen #3

Listen #3

Bernie Krause

Ecologist and musician Bernie Krause has made it his life’s work to record the planet’s vanishing soundscapes. Here’s why we need to tune into the environment. Read more HERE

Without sound…there would be no music, no legend, no voice to stir the soul, evoke the memory, or transport the spirit! From the songs of humpback whales and the screams of Rwanda’s mountain gorillas to the groan of shifting Arctic glaciers or the rumble of an approaching storm, Wild Sanctuary albums, installations, and recognized authority in the field of natural sounds is authentic, adventurous, and inspiring. Within a changing world, what you listen to matters!

Visit Wild Sanctuary HERE

Listen #3 – The last song

Listen #3 – The last song

Hashem Al-ghaili

The last of the Hawaiian ‘oos’ this small bird is now presumed to be Extinct following no further sightings since 1985 READ MORE

Learn more HERE

FREE Education resources for teachers HERE

Snack

Snack

[DW English]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Edible delicacies
  • The sea decides what’s on the menu
  • Right on the beach among the palm trees
  • They are making a curry with fresh vegetables and fish
  • Spice Island
  • Fillet the fish
  • Oriental influence on Zanzibar’s cuisine
  • Hungry diners
  • Regular customers here for years
  • It’s typical of the area
  • Culinary delight

Zanzibar

Visit Zanzibar

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
Explore Italy

Explore Italy

Watch the following video :

worldnomads
worldnomads

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • To discover a destination where I truly felt at home
  • My kind of place
  • You catch yourself smiling
  • No corners to cut, just bends to explore
  • Feed my curiosity
  • My cup is constantly topped up with knowledge
  • I want to uncover a place for pleasure seekers
  • Where wine pulses through peoples’ veins
  • Where Mother Nature rewards with damp scented truffles
  • Clusters of Medieval villages perched in the distance
  • The hills are always green
  • Like long-lost friends
  • Hungry for life
  • Join me in Lange
  • A place where time passes slowly
  • Every moment is savored