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28/04/2014


AT THE CAFE

How to Speak English: At the Café
" See if you can follow this typical café conversation, then read the translations."
(englishblog.com)




Reuters Video: First American pop-up cat cafe opens in New York + TRANSCRIPT
+ VOCABULARY + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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TECHNOLOGY

Designers Show Cars of the Future at the Geneva Auto Show - a video + script
"Automobile makers present some of their newest designs at the car show in Switzerland."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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27/04/2014


HERO / HELP

"Unsung Hero" (Official HD) : TVC Thai Life Insurance 2014
(YouTube)
"A guy goes about his daily life, living it the way he has decided to, which means helping everyone along the way.
He’ll never be rich or famous, but the intangible rewards are well worth the effort."

(Neatorama)

 

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WORDS FOR 'NEW'

Nascent and other Words for New
(dailywritingtips.com)

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SIMILES

Ivan the Incredible: Similes, Figures of Speech - a lesson with movie segments and activities
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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PRETERIT

Elementary My Dear Spy (video / Prétérit simple & be + v-ing) + Script + Vocabulary
(mousepotato.over-blog.com)

 

"Crime vocabulary, past continuous, past simple and past continuous, when and while as time conectors, expressing doubt."
(YouTube)

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Thanks to Marielle Bianchi

 


SPEAKING

How to speak like an American - a video
"Watch the session of Talk2US and get tips and information on how to pronounce words like Americans."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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POO

Meet Mr. Poo- India's Anti-Public Defecation Mascot - a song
"It seems that crap is literally piling up on the streets and sidewalks of India, becoming one big, smelly mess that affects the health and hygiene of the people, so UNICEF has come up with a catchy way to remind people to deposit their waste in the proper receptacle- Mr. Poo..."

(neatorama.com)

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ENVIRONMENT

The best adverts to save the planet - a slideshow
- "a striking collection of adverts that focus on environmental and social issues: from deforestation to recycling and conserving water to climate change."

(theguardian.com)

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Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

 


MUSIC

The Roots of Reggae
Article + audio + videos+ links
comprehension activities + grammar exercises, etc...

(myschoolbag.eklablog.com)

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INTRODUCING ONESELF

How to Introduce Yourself Like an American? - a video
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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USED TO

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet: Used to - a lesson
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)



The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet 
"is a 2013 adventure film by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, based on the book The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet, written by Reif Larsen.[2] "

(Wikipedia)

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ROBOTICS

The Centrifuge Brain Project - 6' 35
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: icr-science.org/about.htm.
(vimeo.com)


 

Robotics "is the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots,[1] 
as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing.
These technologies deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans in dangerous environments or manufacturing processes, or resemble humans in appearance, behavior, and/or cognition. Many of today's robots are inspired by nature contributing to the field of bio-inspired robotics."

(Wikipedia)

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POETRY

Poem: I hate poetry!
"A fifth-grader named Panajotis wrote a poem for a slam poetry project during an Adventures in Creative Writing field trip.
He obviously hates poetry, which is surprising, because it’s a rather good poem."

(neatorama.com)

I hate poetry!
Poetry looks like a demon rising.
I don’t want to do this.
Poetry sounds like nails on a chalkboard.
I still don’t want to do this.
Poetry smells like skunk spray times 

I still will not don’t want to do this.
Poetry tastes like rotten eggs with human brains.
I will never do this again.
Poetry feels like being frozen by a freeze ray.
Doesn’t everybody hate poetry?

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HOW TO GREET PEOPLE

Video: “Here’s How To Greet People Around The World”
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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HEALTH

A Collection Of Vintage Public Health Posters
+ Check out the rest of these cool and creepy vintage public health posters at io9
(neatorama.com)

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BODY PARTS

18 Famous People Who Are Missing Body Parts - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep.202)
"Josh Sundquist tells us about people who are missing body parts in honor of April being National Amputee Awareness Month!"

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DOGS

Humans Are A Dog's Best Friend
"Man is a dog's best friend. Life is meant to be enjoyed together.
And Beneful's wholesome ingredients and delightful mix of flavors and textures will feed your dog's appetite for a vibrant, joyful life."

(YouTube)



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'ANIMAL FARM'

Animal Farm Edexcel English Literature Revision Guide - slideshare
(pt.slideshare.net)

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TOWN

Town vocabulary
"The vocabulary is for elementary and pre-intermediate students and it covers different basic features which can be found in towns and cities."

+ a video + a mind map + games
(engames.eu)

 

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MEDIEVAL ENGLAND

16 Strange And Surprising Facts About Medieval England
(buzzfeed.com)

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LONDON

Green Tourism in London - Intermediate English Listening - a lesson
(esolcourses.com)

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VOCABULARY

Classroom actions and commands vocabulary great for students and teachers
"Each item has a number, the vocabulary for each one is underneath the picture."
(easypacelearning.com)


Learning the vocabulary for things you find in a classroom
(easypacelearning.com)

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FOOD

These Food Art Birds Are Ready to Fly off Your Plate
(neatorama.com)

 

Fruit Stand - a song
"Teach about the different kinds of fruit with this fun original song and video."

(YouTube)

 

 

Meals and Meal Times in English-Speaking Countries
"What's the difference between the words breakfast, brunch, lunch, tea, dinner and supper? Read on and find out!"

- with photos
+ The Use of Articles and Prepositions with Meals
(suite.io)



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SIMPLE PAST

The Great Gatsby: Simple Past - a lesson with movie segments and activities 
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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STEREOTYPES

Map of American Stereotypes
"This map only has the most common; there are closer views at the link in which you can see more of them.
For example, here Kentucky only has “fried chicken.” On the expanded map, you can see horse racing, whiskey, farms, and racists."

(neatorama.com)

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STREET-ART

Death threats over new Banksy painting (19th April, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new painting by the ' ' guerilla artist' ' Banksy is currently the focus of a heated argument in the city of Bristol, England.
It could be worth up to $150,000."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Butterfly Street Art Project - Swarm The World
"Street art comes in all kinds of different shapes and sizes, but the most dynamic evolution of outlaw art
is the introduction of dynamic mediums beyond paintings, posters or stencils..."

(neatorama.com)

 

The Funny Street Art of Luke Hollingworth
(neatorama.com)

 

Meet Dan Witz, Street Art Pioneer
Read the Article: http://a.nim.al/1mwuSVQ
(YouTube)



New Art from Hanksy - Photos + Video
"The New York parody artist Hanksy has been busy, bringing us more great pun art in several locations.
These works have shown up in New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles."

(neatorama.com)

 

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BULLYING

Teachers cyber-bullied by students and parents - a lesson plan with AUDIO (April 27, 2014)
"Children as young as seven are posting abusive and damaging comments about their teachers
on social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

VH1 Revenge of the Nerds - a song
"The kids who are victimized by bullies as children dream of growing up and being just as cruel in adulthood."

(YouTube)

 

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26/04/2014


SONG / SAFETY

UP by EL AL safety video
"Watch UP's new and and exciting safety video.
Buckle UP and get ready to boogie!"

(YouTube)

 

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Edgar POE

Artist Unveils Final Design For Edgar Allan Poe Statue - 15 April 2014
"Sculptor Stefanie Rocknak was chosen out of 265 artists to create a commemorative statue of Edgar Allan Poe to go up in the Boston neighborhood
where he was born, and she has just unveiled the final design of her amazing statue..."

(neatorama.com)

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SUMO

Becoming Sumo
"Ōsunaarashi (大砂嵐金太郎) is the first professional sumo wrestler from the African continent.
Born Abdelrahman Shalan near Cairo, Egypt he first became involved with sumo through an acquaintance at the age of 16.
In 2011 he came in third place at an international junior championship.
The same year he decided to follow his dream of becoming a professional wrestler and moved to Tokyo, Japan.
This is a 4 minute story taken from a half hour documentary created for Red Bull Media House.
You can watch the whole doc on the RedBullTv App on appleTv or XBOX and on Amazon Fire TV Bullit the Documentary "Becoming Sumo"."

(vimeo.com)

 

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ANIMALS

Cartoon: The Lions of Longleat
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION + Related articles

(englishblog.com)


Nicolas Cage Has a Rough History with Animals
"Nicolas recaps his aggressive past with animals, including a bandicoot, and Jimmy asks about Nicolas' upcoming film, Joe."

(YouTube)

 

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MURALS

In pictures: Rural murals across Dumfries and Galloway - 22 April 2014
(BBC)

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CAR

Two Classics, One Car: A Collector Shows Off Her Lifelong Favorite
"After six decades, Margaret Dunning still breezes down the road in her creamy 740 Packard roadster."

(YouTube)

 


Packard, 81, Is a Youngster to Its Driver
(nytimes.com)

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UNIFORMS

Simmonds - online school uniform store
(simmonds-ltd.com)

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Thanks to Sylvie Wary (Ac. Reims)