jueves, 12 de febrero de 2015

Embracing the unknown

Breezy Jackson and Paul Koubek find love in adventure and adventure in love.

Self-study activity:
Watch the video and answer the questions about it. The activity is suitable for intermediate 2 students.

1 What commitment have Breezy and Paul made?
2 What do Breezy and Paul do?
3 What's the rate of women who live in Antarctica compared to men?
4 What three adjectives does Breezy use to describe Paul?
5 What adjectives does Paul use to describe Breezy?
6 What do acrobatic yoga and being committed in a relationship share?

To check your answers you can read the transcript below.

We don’t know where we’ll be in five years or ten years or twenty years and we’ve embraced the unknown, we’re committed to the unknown that we are gonna be faithful to each other (1).
Faithful into that.
Yeah, we’re going to be faithful to each other, no matter what happens, and that’s a huge adventure.
It’s an unknown for sure.
Yeah. That’s so exciting though.
Yeah, right.
We’re live in Yosemite. We rock climb and ride bicycles and hang out in beautiful meadows. Paul is a rock guide and I am a research scientist (2). We met in the Antarctica.
For sure any new place to find your future wife in a place that is about 25% female (3).
Yeah, Paul scored.
Yeah, it’s true.
He got lucky. So Paul is a total romantic, and he takes me on these amazingly well-planned romantic dates. Our early day was rock-climbing in Smithsonian Rocks.
Learning to scuba dive in Bali and we’ve gone sport climbing in Thailand and…
I mean, we have encouraged so many people here in Yosemite on their honeymoon going rock-climbing, in Yosemite on their honeymoon and that’s our everyday…
Yes, good, good, good, good, good. Hang in there.
I love that Paul is so dynamic and adventurous (4). You know, the analogy of climbing to marriage is that your partner is going to be the person who sees the worst in you and holds that space for you.
Nice, go for the jug, way at the top, I got you.
They are also the person who’s there to catch you.
Even when, even when you’re having your total meltdown.
Breezy is intelligent, beautiful, an amazing yoga teacher…
Flexible. Yeah, for sure. Adventurous (5).
You know the great thing about flexible people? They can’t be bent out of shape.
Yeah, exactly.
One of the things that I value… a lot about Paul is that he doesn’t only rock climb. He’s interested in a lot of different activities. We also do a lot of like acrobatic yoga.
Communication is essential like you will experience failures repeatedly, and deal with frustration as well in acro yoga is in our relationship. It’s interactive, it’s intimate, it’s physical. All of yoga is physical, but it’s a physicality shared with another person. We both really respect and admire each other…
And that’s one of our strengths. It should be a basic in a relationship.
And that balance (6). We balance each other really well.
Nice. Strong belly.