A vocabulary presentation for talking about New Year's resolutions. The video contains many instances of verb + gerund combinations such as 'quit doing,' 'start doing,' 'stop doing,' and 'cut down on doing.' It also contains several examples of comparatives. Happy New Year!
In this video, I'll be listing 10 awesome things to do in Lake Tahoe in the winter besides skiing!
There are tons of winter activities in Lake Tahoe besides skiing. Take it from me, I live in Lake Tahoe and I haven't skied since I was eight! 😜. Let me know what your favorite spot is in the comments. Happy Watching!
If you're visiting Lake Tahoe, please do your part to keep it beautiful by Leaving No Trace.
1:05 Chickadee Ridge
1:21 Monkey Rock Hike
1:39 Snow Sledding
1:54 Emerald Bay
2:14 Ice Skating
2:32 Sand Harbor
2:46 Heavenly Village
3:09 Cave Rock
3:29 Hidden Beach
4:07 Wrap up
4:17 Outro and thanks for watching!
Kwanzaa is a week long celebration (Dec 25 to Jan 1) held in the United States to honor universal African heritage and culture. Kwanzaa is a celebration that came out of the black nationalist movement of the 1960s. It was created as a way to help African Americans reconnect with their African cultural and historical heritage. Every night, people light a candle on a kinara (candle holder) which represent Kwanzaa's principles: Unity, Self-determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith. (source)
Boxing Day is a secular holiday that is traditionally celebrated on December 26, the day after Christmas Day in England and its former colonies. December 26 is also the feast day of St. Stephen who collected food and clothing and gave them to the poor. On Boxing Day, workers would received boxes of food and small gifts from their employers. Frequently, there were used clothing or blankets in the boxes. Recently, Boxing Day has gained popularity in America. Many families "box up" unused clothes, electronics, and furniture and donate them to charitable organizations such as Goodwill. Goodwill was started in 1902 by the Reverend Edgar J. Helms of Morgan Methodist Chapel in Boston. Helms and his congregation collected used household goods and clothing being discarded in wealthier areas of the city, then trained and hired the unemployed or poor to repair them. The products were then redistributed to those in need. Today, Goodwill has become an international nonprofit that is funded by thrift stores and provides more than 300,000 people with job training and community services each year. Goodwill also offers free online job skills and technology courses--learn more at gcflearnfree.org In the spirit of Boxing Day, we encourage you to donate your unused goods or volunteer with your local civic or community groups.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy presented United States lawmakers with a battle-scarred Ukrainian flag from front-line soldiers as he made a speech to the U.S. Congress, Wednesday.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wrapped up his visit to Washington Wednesday with an impassioned speech before a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress, saying Ukraine’s struggle “will define in what world our children and grandchildren will live.”
“Against all odds, and doom and gloom scenarios,” he began, “Ukraine did not fall. Ukraine is alive and kicking.”
He thanked the U.S. for its military equipment and its financial support.
“Your money is not charity,” he assured Congress. “It is an investment in the global security and democracy that we handle in the most responsible way.”
He ended by presenting to the Congress a battle flag given to him by the Ukrainian defenders of Bakhmut, a city in eastern Ukraine where his forces have been engaged for months in heavy fighting. In return, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave him a U.S. flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.
Earlier Wednesday, U.S. President Joe Biden welcomed Zelenskyy to the White House, his first known visit outside Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion of the country in February.
Are you feeling stuck using the same phrases to give people good wishes at this time of year? Well we have you covered because today you'll learn 20 DIFFERENT ways to wish 'Merry Christmas' & 'Happy New Year!' with our alternative phrases.
0:01 Introduction by Jennifer
0:56 Putting up the Christmas tree and hanging your stockings (Jennifer)
3:33 Christmas dinner and other "stuff" (Vicki)
6:35 New Year's Eve and New Year's resolutions (Emma)
11:17 Season's greetings from all of us!
IHSS Introduction and Services (presentation Wed 12/7 10 am)
This video provides a brief summary of the IHSS program, including basic eligibility criteria, the home visit process, available services and supports, and the care provider selection process. English | Chinese | Spanish
PASCC IHSS (Public Authority of Santa Clara County).
Public Authority Services, in partnership with the Public Authority Services Advisory Board, created short handbook modules to assist In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) consumers to better understand their role, responsibilities, and the resources available to them. These handbook modules were created by individuals who receive in-home care to guide other IHSS consumers.