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THE YEAR 2016

 

 

ACTIVITIES MACY'S THANKSGIVING PARADE
ART MUSIC
AUDIO PERSON OF THE YEAR
CARTOONS PICTURES
CINEMA TECHNOLOGY
DEATHS SPORTS
EVENTS VIDEO GAMES
GADGETS VIDEOS
GOOGLE WORD OF THE YEAR
LITERATURE  


(Page created on 03/01/2016)

 

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

 

  • The worst and BEST moments of 2016 - a lesson plan
    "This lesson plan is organised around the theme of the best moments of 2016 from the BBC news through the use of videos and visuals.
    It also includes , vocabulary building activities and discussions around the topic of 'the best moments'."
    Level: Intermediate / Upper-Intermediate
    (loveengli.blogspot.fr)

 

PICTURES:

 

 

  • Year in pictures 2016
    "Our selection of some of the most powerful news photographs taken around the world this year."

    (BBC)

 

 

THE 2016 WORD OF THE YEAR:

  • What is the 2016 Word of the Year? - Text + Audio + Pictures - 22 December 2016
    "The American dictionary Merriam-Webster has named “surreal” its 2016 Word of the Year.
    Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary defines the adjective as “very strange or unusual” or “having the quality of a dream.”

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

EVENTS:

  • What Trended This Year? Brexit, U.S. Election and Adele - Text + Audio + Videos - 24 December 2016
    "What were the top trending stories of 2016? Take a look back at the year’s most viral moments.
    From the presidential election, to the Olympics, to the war in Syria and Carpool Karaoke, it was a big year."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Was 2016 the Worst Year Ever? - Text + Audio - 19 December 2016
    "Many people are looking back at 2016 and thinking about all of the sad or frustrating things that happened. But some people used Twitter on Monday to mention some more positive news about the year that is soon coming to a close."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • 2016 in FOCUS + 2016 in memoriam + 2016 in numbers
    (gettyimages.com)
  • 2016 Most Dangerous Year Ever for Afghan Journalists - Text + Audio - 14 July 2016
    "The year 2016 has been the most violent year ever for reporters in Afghanistan, a new report says. The Afghan Journalists Safety Committee
    released its latest report Monday. The group observes the safety situation of reporters in the country."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

DEATHS:

  • 2016: A Hard Year in Entertainment - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video
    "From breakups and breakdowns to deaths of beloved performers, 2016 proved to be a difficult year for Hollywood and the music business."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Number of journalists killed in combat highest for three years - 19 December 2016
    "NGO says at least 26 killed in fighting in 2016, although overall deaths fell on 2015...
    The latest analysis by the Committee to Protect Journalists found that at least 48 journalists were killed due to their work
    between 1 January and 15 December 2016, with 26 killed in fighting."

    (theguardian.com)

    En 2016, 57 journalistes ont été tués dans le monde, dont 19 en Syrie - 19 December 2016
    "Cette baisse significative par rapport à 2015 (67 journalistes tués) s'explique par le fait que de plus en plus de journalistes
    fuient les pays devenus trop dangereux, selon RSF...
    La Syrie et le Mexique, pays les plus meurtriers au monde pour les journalistes."

    (20minutes.fr)

  • Have more famous people died in 2016? - 16 December 2016
    "David Bowie, Prince, Harper Lee, Alan Rickman, Nancy Reagan, Muhammad Ali, Sir George Martin, Victoria Wood, Leonard Cohen…
    For their admirers, 2016 has been a sad year..."

    (BBC)

 

AUDIO:

  • "Pour la rentrée, une série de 11 nouveaux docs audio
    - sur le brexit : ce que c'est, les arguments pour et contre,
    - le cas de l'Ecosse,
    - le fonctionnement du parlement en GB,
    - le rôle de la reine...
    C'est ici."
    (audio-lingua.eu)

 

ART:

 

LITERATURE:

  • 2016 – a year of celebrating women writers
    "In a year that has seen landmark biographies, literary reinventions and the loss of some leading lights, here are six female authors whose work lives on."

    (theguardian.com)

 

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TECHNOLOGY:

 

GADGETS:

  • The top 30 gadgets of 2016 - 11 December 2016
    "From the retro gaming delights of Super Mario Bros to virtual reality, home-bots and hybrid cars, here is this year’s must-have technology."

    (theguardian.com)


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SPORTS:

  • 10 of the most inspiring adventures of 2016
    "From hand-cycling through Patagonia to retracing a Viking expedition, the writer and polar traveller Kari Herbert picks the year’s top journeys ‘with heart and soul’."

    (theguardian.com)

    2016: a year of controversy in sport – video
    "2016 was a year of huge controversy in sport. From the Russian doping scandal to allegations of match-fixing in tennis and Sam Allardyce’s short-lived spell
    in charge of the England national football team, we look some of the bigger sports stories of 2016 which took place away from the field of play itself."

    (theguardian.com)

  • Rio Olympics, Unlikely Winners Top 2016 Sports News - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 23 December 2016
    "The sports world celebrated unlikely champions and Olympic heroes in 2016.
    It also mourned the death of Muhammad Ali, one of the world’s most well-known athletes."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

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VIDEOS:

  • 2016: How do you report a year that changed the world? – video
    "From Donald Trump to Brexit, the refugee crisis and war in Syria to the continuing catastrophe of climate change – 2016 has been a difficult year. But the Guardian’s independent reporting has sought to make sense of events and hold power to account."

    (theguardian.com)

     

  • PEOPLE ARE AWESOME 2016 | BEST VIDEOS OF THE YEAR!
    "2016 was an excellent year for awesomeness! Here’s our compilation of the best videos of the year!
    We’ve got everything from epic trick shots, the best parkour and freerunning, extreme base jumping, trampoline tricks and flips,
    and extreme sports from wakesurfing to skateboarding to BMX. The amazing soundtrack is OneRepublic - Kids."

    (YouTube)