Lecture (Level 3) – Hidden miracles of the natural world

by Louis Schwartzberg

an American director, producer, and cinematographer who is a pioneer in time-lapse cinematography. He has been filming time-lapse film non-stop for over three decades. He focuses on connections between humans and the subtleties of nature and environment.


First, preview the vocabulary below.  Then click the exercise below, read a question and then listen for the answer.  When you hear the answer, pause the video and answer the question.  Then read the next question and do the same thing.  If you get the answer wrong, then go back to where the answer is given and listen again.

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intersection:  where things come together
curiosity:  wanting to know something
explore:  find out things we don’t know
portals:  entrances
the invisible:  things you can’t see
expands our horizons:  teaches us things we don’t know
transforms our perception:  makes us look at things differently
time lapse:  taking pictures over time so you can see movement
organisms:  living things
in motion:  moving
data:  information
imitate:  do the same thing
robotic:  machine
magnify:  make bigger
species:  kinds of animals
elastic:  able to stretch
patrol:  move around and look for problems
transform:  make totally different
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