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THE YEAR 2015


ANIMALS SOCIAL MEDIA
BUSINESS SPACE
CELEBRATIONS and EVENTS SPORTS
CINEMA STORIES
CULTURE TEACHING
DEATHS TECHNOLOGY
FEARS TELEVISION
GAMES VIDEOS
MUSIC VIOLENCE
NOBEL PRIZES WORD OF THE YEAR
PICTURES WORDS and PHRASES
POLITICS WORKS OF FICTION
SCIENCE  

(Page created on 27/01/2015)

 

 

CELEBRATIONS and EVENTS:

  • Sharks explain Australia's year in news - 31/12/2015
    "There's no question that 2015 has been a big year for shark-related news in Australia.
    But what about all the other stuff? And what do the sharks think?
    Cartoonist Christopher Patterson explains the year in Australian news from a unique perspective."

    (BBC)

 

 

 

PICTURES:

  • Getty Images year in focus - 31/12/2015
    "Hugh Pinney is vice-president of News for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Getty Images and has picked out one photograph for each month from 2015."

    (BBC)

  • Year in pictures 2015
    "Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world this year."

    (BBC)

  • 2015: The Year in Photos
    (theatlantic.com)
  • UK year in pictures: 2015
    "We've picked out a selection of our favourite pictures taken during the past year around the United Kingdom.
    Some are dramatic moments, others have a touch of humour, but all sum up the past 12 months."

    (BBC)

  • The year in photo stories
    "This year, BBC Culture featured photography projects including staged images of real feral children and eerie shots of Chinese theme parks.
    Here are 12 of the most striking."

    (BBC)

 

WORD OF THE YEAR:

  • What Is the 2015 Word of the Year?
    "Two major English dictionaries have announced their 2015 Words of the Year. Merriam-Webster chooses its Word of the Year based on how many people look up each word in its online dictionary. The Oxford English Dictionary has its own choice. The surprise? Neither of them are actually words!"

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

WORDS and PHRASES:

 

CULTURE:

  • BBC culture's best of 2015
    "The BBC Culture editorial team pick their favourite books, film, music, art and TV from the year
    – and share what they’re most looking forward to in 2016."

    (BBC)

 

POLITICS:

  • 2015: Tumultuous year of migrants, IS and Putin
    "This has been, above all, the year of the migrant. But it has also been the year of so-called Islamic State (IS).
    And it has marked a major turnaround in President Putin's international position."

    (BBC)
  • Review 2015: The year in politics - VIDEO - 23 December 2015
    "From the Conservative victory in the general election, to Jeremy Corbyn's appointment as Labour leader,
    Adam Fleming looks back at the big political events of the year."

    (BBC)

 

BUSINESS:

  • Top Business Stories in 2015 - Text + Audio
    "As 2015 comes to a close, here is a roundup of top business stories.
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership was created.
    China rose.
    Greece was bailed out.
    Volkswagen admitted to lying
    and the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rate for the first time in seven years."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

WORKS OF FICTION:

 

SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY:

  • Personal Technology Trends of 2015 - Text + Audio - 31/12/2015
    "Tech companies keep trying to develop “must-have” products that will become as useful as computers or smart phones.
    From broadcasting your story to self-driving cars, we will find out in 2016 whether they were successful."
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • Top 5 sustainable technology trends of 2015
    "A cheap water filter and an energy-producing home are some of the most promising technologies
    we saw this year for reducing our carbon footprint."

    (theguardian.com)

  • Personal Technology Trends of 2015 - Text + Audio - 31/12/2015
    "Tech companies keep trying to develop “must-have” products that will become as useful as computers or smart phones.
    From broadcasting your story to self-driving cars, we will find out in 2016 whether they were successful."
    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • A Look Back at 2015: The Year in Science and Technology - Text + Audio + Videos
    "It was a busy year for scientists and technology experts. From fighting climate change, to space exploration, self-driving cars and developing drones, here is a look back at some of the science stories we covered at VOA Learning English."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Review 2015: The year in science - VIDEO - 25 December 2015
    "Rebecca Morelle looks back on the year in science - from a British astronaut blasting off into space,
    to efforts to halt global warming here on Earth."

    (BBC)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

  • Attacks, Animals, Activism Are Trending Stories of 2015 - Text + Audio
    "Big stories grab headlines and capture people’s attention on social media channels like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
    Twenty-Fifteen is the year that social media sites turned trends and viral stories into headlines.
    A story “goes viral” if it starts small and becomes popular on social media."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Review 2015: The trending year - VIDEO - 23 December 2015
    "What are the stories that have dominated social media this year?
    Anne-Marie Tomchak takes a look at the issues that have been trending in Review 2015: The trending year."

    (BBC)

 

GAMES:

 

CINEMA:

  • Review 2015: The year in film - VIDEO
    (BBC)

  • The 10 best films of 2015 - with PHOTOS
    "From two outstanding documentaries to a pair of blockbuster spinoffs we never knew we needed, critic Owen Gleiberman picks the finest cinema had to offer."

    10. Amy
    9. Clouds of Sils Maria
    8. Creed
    7. The End of the Tour
    6. Inside Out

    5. Trainwreck
    4. Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
    3. Love & Mercy
    2. Mad Max: Fury Road
    1. Carol

    (BBC)

 


TELEVISION:

DEATHS:

  • Review 2015: We remember - VIDEO - 23 December 2015
    "Christopher Lee, Cilla Black and Denis Healey - just a few of those who left us this year, and whose lives are celebrated in Review 2015: We remember."

    (BBC)

 

FEARS:

  • America’s Top Fears 2015
    "The Chapman University Survey of American Fears, Wave 2 (2015) provides an unprecedented look into the fears of average Americans.
    In April of 2015, a random sample of 1,541 adults from across the United States were asked their level of fear about eighty-eight different fears across a huge variety of topics ranging from crime, the government, disasters, personal anxieties, technology and many others."

    (blogs.chapman.edu)



MUSIC:



NOBEL PRIZES:


SPORTS:

 

  • GoPro: Best of 2015 - The Year in Review
    "Take an epic journey that looks back on some of the best moments captured on GoPro in 2015, from high up in the sky to deep below the sea and everything in-between."

    (YouTube)

 

 

SPACE:

ANIMALS:

 

TEACHING:

 

  • April news - Noughts and Crosses - with answers
    "Classe coupée en deux, un élève différent de chaque groupe choisit une case alternativement, propose une lettre et la solution s'il l'a.
    Si c'est bon, je valide sa case (nought or cross) et ainsi de suite jusqu'à ce qu'un groupe ait aligné trois noughts or crosses."

    Created by Sophie Djimadoum (Ac. Créteil)

 

VIOLENCE:



STORIES:

 

VIDEOS:

 

 

  • 2015 Year in Review (vimeo.com)

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  • Best of Web 8 - HD - Zapatou
    See Best of Web 8 - Official Playlist (506 videos)
    (YouTube)
    "The first seven minutes are extreme human stunts that may leave you dizzy. Starting at about seven minutes in, you may become verklempt.
    At 8:15, it becomes adorably cute. Then animals jump in. We also see some great special effects.
    At 12 minutes in, the stunts start again, with a fast-moving sequence of vehicle videos.
    At 15 minutes, we see the art of video.
    At 16:30, the dancing begins.
    At 18 minutes, we see the beauty of places. And more stunts.
    These videos would not be possible -or be as good- without GoPros, drones, high definition, and video stabilizing technology.
    And a bunch of fearless people." 
     
    (Neatorama)