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09/04/2014


SHAKESPEARE

Analyzing Shakespeare With Storyboards
(freetech4teachers.com)

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WEATHER

British people love talking about weather. Learn about weather predictions with this video quiz
(esolcourses.com)

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LONDON

The London Underground - a lesson - Intermediate English listening
Watch a video and practise listening.

+ activities
(esolcourses.com)

Madame Tussauds - a lesson
Watch a video and practise listening.

+ activities
(esolcourses.com)

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TRAVELLING

Travel – Journey – Trip: A 100 second English lesson - VIDEO + SCRIPT
(simpleenglishvideos.com)

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FRANKENSTEIN

I, Frankenstein - VIDEO + SCRIPT
(simpleenglishvideos.com)

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MEMORY

Remember – Remind - VIDEO + SCRIPT
(simpleenglishvideos.com)

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SAFETY / SECURITY

Safety and Security – a simple explanation - VIDEO + SCRIPT
(simpleenglishvideos.com)

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SLANG

Slang - with examples (Slang dictionary)
(aboutlanguageschools.com)

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NORTHERN IRELAND

The Giant's Causeway
"Watch the slideshow and play the hangman game..."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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SONGS

Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse - Everytime I'm With You
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS
(lyrics.wikia.com)

 

 

NO - The Long Haul 
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS
(songmeanings.com)
Heard at the end of the TV series "Elementary" - SEASON 1 - EPISODE 9

 

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US MAPS

The Most Interesting Place In Your State
(Neatorama)

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TRAVELLING / ASKING FOR INFORMATION

PodCaz audio # 90: Functions of English (Leo Jones)
Asking for information:

question techniques, answering techniques, getting more information.

+ mp3
(Ac. Réunion)
"On entend un jeune touriste poser des questions à l'office du tourisme."

(Marion Méranger-Galtier - Ac. Orléans-Tours)

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APRIL FOOL'S DAY

BEST CLASSROOM APRIL FOOLS PRANK EVER
(YouTube)
"The professor has a policy against phones ringing in class. If a phone rings, you have to answer it on speakerphone mode.
It’s the equivalent of “You should share that note with everyone in the class.” And it’s a little strange for a college class.
But the students were ready for the first of April with a call that may make him reconsider the policy for good."

(Neatorama)

 

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SUCCESSFUL / UNSUCCESSFUL

16 Differences Between Successful and Unsuccessful People
(Neatorama)

These 16 differences are:

Successful People Unsuccessful People
1. Embrace change Fear change
2. Want others to succeed Secretly hope others fail
3. Exude joy Exude anger
4. Accept responsibility for their failures Blame others for their failures
5. Talk about ideas Talk about people
6. Share data & info Hoard data & info
7. Give people all the credit for their victories Take all the credits from others
8. Set goals and life plans Do not set goals
9. Keep a journal Say they keep a journal but don't
10. Read every day Watch TV every day
11. Operate from a transformational perspective Operate from a transactional perspective
12. Continuously learn Fly by the seat of their pants
13. Compliment others Criticize others
14. Forgive others Hold a grudge
15. Keep a "To Be" list Don't know what they want to be
16. Have gratitude Don't appreciate others and the world around them

Dave Kerpen explained each of these differences in his blog post.

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TECHNOLOGY

Neil Armstrong on Being a Nerd
"An Engineering Manifesto by the first man on the moon. "Science is about what is. Engineering is about what CAN be."
(YouTube)
"Here’s how a nerdy engineer became the most famous man on Earth. And how engineering holds the key to progress in the 21st century.
This “Engineering Manifesto” was delivered to the National Press Club by Neil Armstrong in February, 2000,
and animated by Jorge Cham of PHD Comics."

(Neatorama)


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BREAKFAST

Video:What Is a British Full Breakfast? + Transcript
(video.about.com)

Ordering breakfast
"I´ll have three scrambled eggs with country ham."
(audioenglish.org)

"Breakfast" Starts at 4'08! + Downloadable mp3 here (2'28)
TRANSCRIPT :  PDF
(myschoolbag.eklablog.com)

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Thanks to Loïc Touchard (Ac. Rennes), Nelly Soor (Ac. Versailles) and Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

 


BRITAIN / EU

Britain and the EU: A long and rocky relationship - 1 April 2014
"The United Kingdom's relationship with the EU - or, in political parlance, "Europe"
- has long been one of the most divisive, emotive issues in British politics."

(BBC)

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DRAGON

Dragon in Thailand
"17 storey building dragon extends from the ground to the roof. Interesting place, friendly people. The dragon is hollow and can walk in it,
but the top of the building is usually inaccessible. Monks live on second and third floors (very dark and no working elevator).
I was told the building may be converted to a university to teach new monks in the future. The temple grounds are quite large the have many shrines in various animal shapes, including a huge turtle shaped entrance to a cave, and large elephant that makes noise when put coin in.
Large monitor lizards up to 2 metre long, patrol the extensive garden."

More photos on the page.
(panoramio.com)

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WITCHCRAFT

The Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall,
"houses the world's largest collection of witchcraft related artefacts and regalia.
The museum has been located in Boscastle for fifty years and is amongst Cornwall's most popular museums...
Click here to follow a tour of a small selection of artefacts on display at the museum indicating the variety and diversity of objects
connected with magic and witchcraft. We will periodically change the images on this tour. "
(museumofwitchcraft.com)

Magic Alley & The House of Wizardry
"Nestled in the centre of Stratford upon Avon, just a few yards from the birthplace of William Shakespeare, in a building known as the Creaky Cauldron
you’ll find Magic Alley and the House of Wizardry – a spooky, thrilling, unforgettable experience for the whole family."

(welovecoventry.co.uk)

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07/04/2014


SLANG

Proper English with the "F Word"
"Description of the uses for the "F Word"
(YouTube)

 

What's the more appropriate substitution for “give a f**k/d**n/s**t”
examples : "I don't give a flying fuck'
Kurt Vonnegut used the phrase "Why don't you take a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut." So it is an appropriate literary construct. 
Or you could use the famous historical quote from General Sam Sturgis...
"I don't care for John Pope one pinch of owl dung."

(english.stackexchange.com)

Suggestions :
"what the fudge, what the heck, he's a frigging idiot, it's a darn shame, he's a bleeding fool, I don't give a flying fart, for fox sake..."

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ART

Andy Warhol
"Voici quelques exercices de compréhension de l’oral basés sur le travail fait en classe sur Andy Warhol
et l’œuvre Campbell’s Soup Cans dans le cadre de l’histoire des arts.
1) The biography of Andy Warhol.
2) Historic, social et artistic background.
3) The work : Campbell’s soup cans.
Two extra exercises (a bit more difficult) 

par Estelle Rouzies-LoubetRodolphe Maurel
(soundguideweb.com)

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THE MEXICO BORDER

BORDERLAND
" We Took A 2,428-Mile Road Trip Along The Mexico Border: Here's What We Saw."

(apps.npr.org)

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Thanks to Muriel O'Mahony (Ac. Montpellier) and Evelyne Vittoz (Ac. Amiens)

 


POEMS

Americans Chose Their Favorite Poems - AUDIO + SCRIPT
"April is National Poetry Month in the United States. Come along with us as we sample poetry by Robert Frost, Rita Dove,
Langston Hughes, Edna Saint Vincent Millay and other beloved American poets."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US HISTORY

Picturing US History
"In this collection of essays, educators from across the country discuss archival images that they have found useful in teaching major themes in U.S. history. If you have a particular image you use in the classroom, we invite you to propose it for our "My Favorite Image" collection."

(picturinghistory.gc.cuny.edu)

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Thanks to Catherine Tertre (Ac. Rennes)

 


THE PRESS

UK Newspaper Front Pages
(thepaperboy.com)

Editable PowerPoint Newspapers PowerPoint Template
"We have just updated our popular editable PowerPoint newspapers.
With these you can create your own news headlines, articles and insert your own pictures."

(presentationmagazine.com)

The Newspaper Clipping Generator
(fodey.com)

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Thanks to Isabelle Karas (Ac. Rouen) and Gaïta Kinaci Cathia (Ac. Dijon)

 


PROVERBS

CANTONESE PROVERBS IN ONE PICTURE
"The cartoon contains illustrations of 81 Cantonese proverbs."

(writecantonese8.wordpress.com)
"The artist created this comic to illustrate 81 Cantonese proverbs all in one picture... Many appear to involve ghosts.
At Cantonese Resources, there’s a legend that explains each one, with a numbered graphic to help you find them."

(Neatorama)

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LANGUAGE

A tour of accents across the British Isles performed in a single, unedited take
"Professional accent and dialect coach Andrew Jack seamlessly switches between the various accents that are scattered across the UK,
demonstrating the subtle distinctions between different varieties of English…"

(twentytwowords.com)
Thanks to Déborah GARELIK (Ac. Paris)

 

English is crazy!
(YouTube)

 

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06/04/2014


TIME TRAVEL MOVIES

How Well Do You Know Time Travel Movies?
(buzzfeed.com)

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WIND TURBINES

Windtoons Cartoon Gallery
(windtoons.com)

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Thanks to Armelle Meyer (Ac. Bordeaux)

 


SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

Saint Patrick's Day - a worksheet + VIDEO
CO avec questions à choix multiples et restitution en français.

Créé par Delphine Darrieumerlou (Ac. Bordeaux)

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CATS / CAFE

Reuters Video: Cats main attraction at London café + TRANSCRIPT + IDIOMS
"Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium, London's first 'cat cafe', is a hit with feline fans in east London. Tara Cleary reports."

+ Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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YELLOWSTONE

Yellowstone bison-on-run video wrongly triggers volcanic eruption fear
(latimes.com)

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SPACE

The Race into Space
Watch the slideshow and play the game (Rags and Riches)
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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THE TALLEST FERRIS WHEEL

'World's tallest' Ferris wheel opens in Las Vegas - 1 April 2014
"At 168 metres (550 feet) high, the High Roller observation wheel is 3 metres taller than its nearest rival, the Singapore Flyer.
Tom Santorelli reports."

(BBC)

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03/04/2014


NEW PAGES on RESCOL 2

THE PRESS



Activities to print Listening
British press (The -) Songs
Cinema Television
Facts Videos
Front pages Vocabulary
Headlines Watergate Scandal (The -)
Interactive activities Webquests
Interactive games World Press Freedom Day
Lesson plans  

 

02/04/2014


A NEW PAGE :

LITERARY LONDON

LITERARY LONDON MAPS

LITERARY LONDON TOURS

NOVELS SET IN LONDON

STATUES OF WRITERS

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STATUES

The Complete Listing of All Public Children’s Literature Statues in the United States - with photos
(blogs.slj.com)

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01/04/2014


VOCABULARY

Immigrants, Emigrants, and Migrants
"All three words trace their origin to the Latin verb migrare, “to remove from one place to another.” This common ancestor gives English four verbs:...
The verbs yield several noun forms, some of which are also used as adjectives:..."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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COMICS

Free Comic Book Day

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STREET ART

"Dans la banlieue de Damas se trouve le plus grand mur décoré à base de récupération du monde.
Avec ses 720 mètres, il est rentré dans le Guinness book des records."

(20minutes.fr)

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APRIL FOOL'S DAY

April Fools News - lick the Ipad
"San Diego morning show viewers were treated to [anchor Raoul] Martinez pretending to describe
an amazing new iPad app that allowed users to "smell" and "taste" food right on their tablet."

(YouTube)

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Thanks to Fabienne Gosselin (Ac. Amiens)