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30/04/2015


LONDON TUBE

A Gourmet Dinner on the London Tube - with PHOTOS - 28 April 2015
(messynessychic.com)

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UK GENERAL ELECTION

General Election 2015: The Labour Party in 60 seconds - VIDEO
"There's a General Election coming up on 7 May, where adults will vote to decide who will run the UK."

+ The other parties: VIDEOS
(BBC)
Thanks to Jérôme Junisson (Ac. Créteil)

 

7 days to go the UK general elections - 2 - Campaign & Parties' Manifestos : LINKS - 30 April 2015
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

8 days to go the UK general elections - 1 : LINKS - 29 April 2015
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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SHAKESPEARE

Shakesteare - an infographic
(pinterest.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


INTERNET

We need to prepare for the Internet of Things (28th April, 2014) - a lesson with AUDIO
"A top technology analyst has warned that the world might not yet be ready for what is called the Internet of Things."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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SIGN

"Sign seen in Robin's Hood Bay today.
(RHB is beautiful by the way - well worth checking out if you're ever in North Yorkshire.)" 

Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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TEACHING

Teaching without a coursebook
"Not all classes follow course books and sometimes teachers will choose to structure a course without one.
In this article, Jennifer Goodman looks at some of the drawbacks of using course books,
and how teachers can devise a topic-based syllabus using clear objectives without one."

(teachingenglish.britishcouncil.org.cn)

Using Infographics in the ELT classroom
"Infographics are visual representations of information to make it easier to understand,
and can be found all over the internet and in the news these days.
In this blog post Raquel Gonzaga suggests lots of engaging ways to integrate infographics into the ELT classroom."

(teachingenglish.britishcouncil.org.cn)

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FOOD

Diet swap experiment reveals junk food's harm to gut - 28 April 2015
"Researchers asked people to switch diets for two weeks - 20 US volunteers moved to a low-fat, high-fibre diet
while 20 volunteers from rural Africa were asked to eat more "junk" food..."

(BBC)

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PRESIDENTIAL PALACES

A Glimpse of What 13 of the World’s Presidential Palaces Look Like Inside and Out - with PHOTOS
(whenonearth.net)

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CINEMA

Category:Films about blind people
(Wikipedia)

IMDb: Blindness in Films
(imdb.com)

Top Ten Movies with a Blind Hero
(google.fr)

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NEPAL

Aid Now Reaching Victims at Center of Nepal Earthquake - Text + Audio - 30 April 2015
"The United Nations said Wednesday that it was beginning to provide food and medicine around the town of Ghorkha, Nepal..."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Nepal Declares Three Days of Mourning - Text + Audio - 30 April 2015
"Nepal has declared three days of mourning for the victims of Saturday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake that left nearly at least 4,600 people dead.
The UN says the disaster has affected eight million people..."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Drones help aid relief in Nepal - 29 April 2015
"The charity Global Medic is using the drones to help photograph and map areas affected by the earthquake.
It will then pass this information on to aid crews and rescue workers on the ground."

(BBC)

 

 

Nepal earthquake: Thousands fleeing Kathmandu after quake - 28 April 2015
(BBC)

 

 

Nepal earthquake: How does the search and rescue operation work? - 27 April 2015
"International teams of rescuers and medical experts are arriving in Nepal to help hunt and care for earthquake survivors."

(BBC)

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MIGRANTS

Migrants Arriving in Italy Find an 'Angel' - Text + Audio - 30 April 2015
"Refugees fleeing violence in North Africa face a dangerous sea voyage as they try to reach the shores of Italy. Many die trying.
But those who make it to the Italian island of Sicily, find a woman who wants to help. She is called the "Angel of the Migrants."
Read on to find out about her mission."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Migrants' hay-bale truck journey ends in the Libyan desert - 29 April 2015
(BBC)

 

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RACE RIOTS

Freddie Gray protests in several US cities - 30 April 2015
(BBC)

National Guard Establishes Order in Baltimore after Riots - 30 April 2015
"The rioting started after the funeral of Freddie Gray. The 25-year-old black man died of injuries he received while being detained by police
more than two weeks ago. Baltimore’s Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has declared a night-time curfew for the city."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Baltimore police enforce curfew - Article + Video - 29 April 2015
(BBC)

Baltimore's dual identity explains unrest - 28 April 2015
(BBC)

Baltimore riots: Troops deployed as cleanup begins - Article + Video - 28 April 2015
(BBC)

 

 

Baltimore protests: Police and demonstrators clash - Video - 28 April 2015
(BBC)

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CARTOON / DRONES

Cartoon: Drone Condolences - 28 April 2015
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + VOCABULARY + NOTES + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

"Good Kill": Tackling the ethics of drone warfare on film
"Actor Ethan Hawke and director Andrew Niccol discuss their latest film, Good Kill,
about an Air Force drone pilot who begins to question the ethics of his job."

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VIETNAM WAR

Vietnam War by Associated Press photographers
Warning: Readers may find some of the images disturbing

(BBC)

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SHOPPING ONLINE

The families revealing everything they've ever bought online - 28 April 2015
"Photographer Huang Qingjun is famous in China for his photo series, Family Stuff.
Since 2003 he has been asking subjects to pose with everything they own, neatly displayed in front of their homes."

(BBC)

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CHARITIES / BE GOING TO / WILL

One Direction - One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)
"As well as releasing the Red Nose Day single, One Direction are fundraising by doing something funny for money…"

(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"One way or another I'm gonna find you...
I will drive past your house"

(azlyrics.com)


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FAMILY / TECHNOLOGY

Pass The Salt
"Video short about technology and relationships... don't text at the table kiddos!"
(YouTube)  

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28/04/2015


RACE RIOTS

Major Race Riots in the U.S.
"Read about some of the most violent riots in U.S. history."
(infoplease.com)

List of ethnic riots in the United States
(Wikipedia)

 

2015 Baltimore riots
"In Baltimore, the largest city in Maryland, protests and rioting in reaction to the April 19, 2015 death of Freddie Gray took place over several days. Gray, a 25-year-old African American resident of the city, died a week after being arrested..."

(Wikipedia)

 

Chaos in Baltimore - 28 April 2015
(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

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WEBQUEST

Westminster Abbey - a webquest (4° Euro)
Created by Mauricette Casabonne-Angla (Ac. Bordeaux)

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MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE

TIME Lists World’s 100 Most Influential People - Text + Audio + Video - 27 April 2015
"TIME Magazine has released a list of 100 people it says are the “most influential” people in the world.
They are government leaders, activists, artists and celebrities.
The list includes U.S. President Barack Obama, Cuban leader Raúl Castro, and Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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NEPAL

Nepal earthquake: Special report - 28 April 2015
(BBC)

Nepal's Kathmandu valley treasures: Before and after - 27 April 2015
(BBC)

Aid Arrives in Nepal, Death Toll Rises Above 4,000 - Text + Audio + Video - 27 April 2015
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CHARITIES

Help (pdf) - a worksheet to go with the video: "Unsung Hero"
Created by Anne Pollet (Ac. Caen)

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27/04/2015


BIRTHDAY

Happy birthday! - a cartoon from The New Yorker

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Thanks to Marielle Bianchi

 


SONG

Conchita Wurst - You Are Unstoppable
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"Sometimes you just gotta leap - yeah
Jump out and feel the breeze - yeah
You're stronger than you believe you are..."

(metrolyrics.com)

 

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ART

Famous couples in art
"Watch the slideshow, then click on "play this game" and do the 2 pages of activities."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

The unexpected math behind Van Gogh's "Starry Night" - Natalya St. Clair
"Physicist Werner Heisenberg said, “When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: why relativity? And why turbulence?
I really believe he will have an answer for the first.” As difficult as turbulence is to understand mathematically,
we can use art to depict the way it looks.
Natalya St. Clair illustrates how Van Gogh captured this deep mystery of movement, fluid and light in his work."

(YouTube)
View full lesson
(ed.ted.com)

 

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HOUSES

Houses / Famous houses / Rooms and garden
Lots of interactive activities

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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VOCABULARY

Little and Small
"As adjectives, little and small are often interchangeable, but sometimes one will not do in place of the other..."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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MONEY

When It Comes to Money, Black Is Better Than Red - Text + Audio - 27 April 2015
"Colors come to the rescue when you want to describe a business that is making money or losing money.
Judging from Jack Ma's smile at Alibaba's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange, he's making a lot of money.
Also learn other useful banking terms."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ANTIHERO

An antihero of one's own - Tim Adams
"How can an antihero teach us about the heroic - and sometimes, the unheroic - characteristics that shape a story's protagonist?
From jealousy to self-doubt, Tim Adams challenges us to consider how antiheroes reflect the very mortal weaknesses
that can be found within all of us." 

(YouTube)
View full lesson
(ed.ted.com)

 

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Thanks to Fabienne Arnoux (Ac. Nice)

 


TECHNOLOGY

Is Heavy Technology Use Turning Us Into Zombies? - Cartoons
(facebook.com)

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Thanks to Annie Payen (Ac. Limoges)

 


BULLYING / SONG

Unkle Adams - I Am Stronger (Official Anti-Bullying Music Video)
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"I am smarter, I am stronger!
I will take it! no longer
I have feelings, I'm a person
I will live life with purpose!"

(hetariarovers.deviantart.com)

 

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Thanks to Rodolphe Maurel (Ac. Toulouse)

 


Organisme de séjours linguistiques

L'organisme CCE (Capital Culturel Européen)
"est super sérieux et au top au niveau des encadrants et des familles."

(Helder Reis - Ac. Besançon)

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CITIES

City Nicknames and The Stories Behind Them - an infographic
(justtheflight.co.uk)

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Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

 


WORLD BOOK DAY

World Book Day - a lesson
"In this integrated skills lesson, learners learn about World Book Day.
First they work in pairs, reading and writing to complete a text about World Book Day.
Then they read clues and complete a book-themed crossword (and find a mystery word).
The learners will then use a simple model to write about their own favourite book and add an illustration,
using some of the vocabulary they have practised.
Finally they will read their texts in class or record themselves reading the texts.
There is an optional activity of making a display with the final texts."

Level: A2+
Time: 50-60 minutes

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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NEPAL EARTHQUAKE

 

Nepal earthquake: International aid effort increased - 27 April 2015
"The international aid effort for Nepal is gathering pace, with Saturday's huge earthquake
now known to have killed at least 3,900 people and injured 7,000."

+ Nepal earthquake: Before and after
(BBC)

 

Nepal earthquake: Death toll rises above 3,000
+ In pictures: Nepal earthquake aftermath
+ Nepal earthquake: Everest survivors describe ordeal
+ Fears for Nepal's 'invisible' Tibetan refugees
+ Nepal quake 'followed historic pattern'

+ Nepal's Kathmandu valley landmarks flattened by the quake - Text + Photos + Video
+ Everest's 'worst disaster' in 60 seconds - Video + Related video / audio
(BBC)

Nepal earthquake: PICTURES
(20minutes.fr)

 

Death Toll Rises Above 2,500 in Nepal Earthquake - VIDEO - 27 April 2015
"A major earthquake and dozens of powerful aftershocks struck Nepal Saturday, destroying parts of Katmandu, the capital city.
The quake killed more than 2,500 people. The 7.8-magnitude quake shook Mt. Everest, the highest mountain on Earth."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

World Reaches Out to Nepal After Deadly Earthquake - Text + Audio - 26 April 2015
"As reports of the death toll rise in Nepal, countries and relief organizations around the world are rushing to send personnel
and supplies to aid the search and rescue effort. By Sunday, the death toll had risen above 2,500.
There are many more reportedly injured and homeless."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes - 25 April 2015
(BBC)

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CATS

Cat Cafes Offer Cats and Coffee - Text + Audio - 26 April 2015
"Most people go to a café to get their cup of coffee. At Cat Town Café in Oakland, California, they can also observe and play with cats.
Cat Town Café is the first cat café in the U.S. It is a mix of a coffee shop and an adoption center for cats.
Cat cafés are now spreading to other U.S. cities."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SONGS

Prince Ea’s Earth Day Anti-Deforestation Video Surpasses 30 Million Views
(yahoo.com)

Dear Future Generations: Sorry
"An Apology Letter to Future Generations."

(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"I think I speak for the rest of us when I say,
sorry, sorry we left you our mess of a planet...."

(genius.com)

 

Thanks to Fabienne Robin (Ac. Bordeaux)

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"See you again" - Wiz Khalifa - from "Fast and Furious 7"
"In memory of Paul Walker."
(YouTube)
+ A worksheet created by Emilie Choain (Ac. Amiens) - Niveau 4ème

 

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MUSIC / HEARING

One Billion Young People Risk Hearing Loss From Loud Music - Text + Audio
"One billion teenagers and young adults around the world risk losing their hearing by listening to loud music.
This is according to the World Health Organization.
The U.N. agency is asking young people to turn down the volume to prevent losing their hearing."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LONDON

Travel guide - London
4 activités proposées à partir d'une vidéo de watchmojo.com (B1)

(soundguideweb.com)

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SUPERHEROES

Once Upon A Time The Super Heroes (1 of 10)
"This is a documentary made in 2002 about the creation and evolution of comic book superheroes (with a greater leaning towards Marvel comics.) 
It shows us superheroes such as Batman, Superman, The Flash, The X-Men, Captain America, Silver Surfer, The Fantastic Four, Hulk, Daredevil; with more of a focus on Spider-Man because of the movie released at the time.
The documentary features the creators, writers & artists behind the superheroes such as..."

(YouTube)

 

 

The Superhero Mythology: The Creation of a Culture
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Nathalie Antoniutti (Ac. Lille)

 


EARTH DAY

Earth Day 2015: Biking, Hiking and Planting Trees - Text + Audio
"About 20 million people around the world were mobilized on the first Earth Day in 1970.
This year, more than one billion people are planning to take action to protect the planet. The events will be large and small.
There will be community tree plantings, coastal cleanups and many outdoor parties."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LANGUAGE

History of English (combined)
(YouTube)
Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

 

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MIGRANTS

Migrants Are Dying Trying to Reach Europe - Text + Audio - 25 April 2015
"EU leaders met this week to discuss ways to stop criminals from putting the migrants on unsafe boats.
Ships carrying migrants have sunk in the Mediterranean, killing hundreds.
They are fleeing conflict and hardship in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

The Mediterranean's migrant survivors - 23 April 2015
"Thousands of people have lost their lives over the last two years making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to find a new life in Europe. Here, two survivors who made it to the Sicilian port of Augusta describe why they made the difficult decision to leave their homes and families."

(BBC)

Top 10 Immigrant Countries
(YouTube)
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

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ST GEORGE

St George's Day Crossword
"Here is a crossword all about England. Click on the image below for an interactive web version, and here for a PDF version."

(englishblog.com)

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AD

Renault Espace Ad with Kevin Spacey
COMMENTS + ALSO SEE + ANSWERS TO QUIZ
(englishblog.com)

 

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PHOTOS

Learn English With Photos 2.0 iTunes U Course
(englishblog.com)

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CARTOONS


Earth Day Cartoon by Kal
COMMENTS + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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Cartoon: European Lifeguard
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + COMMENT
+ Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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Cartoon: It's Neck and Neck in the Election Race

BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON
+ IDIOM - NECK AND NECK + EXPLANATION

+ Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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ROYAL FAMILY

New Norfolk home for growing Royal Family - 22 April 2015 
(BBC)

 

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NATURAL DISASTER

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR A NATURAL DISASTER - an infographic
"NATURAL DISASTERS CAN BE DANGEROUS AND EXPENSIVE. ACCORDING TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (UNISDR), NATURAL DISASTERS HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR $1.7 TRILLION IN DAMAGE FROM 2000 TO 2012 ACROSS
THE WORLD. THESE SAME NATURAL DISASTERS HAVE AFFECTED 2.9 BILLION PEOPLE, RESULTING IN 1.2 MILLION FATALITIES."

(blackmoldremoval.com)

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FLYING

Jetman: Flying is 'the greatest feeling of freedom' - 24 April 2015 
"Swiss pilot Yves Rossy, also known as Jetman, has told BBC Click about what it is like to take to the skies.
Mr Rossy has previously flown around Mount Fuji, over the Grand Canyon and in formation with jets."

(BBC)

 

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FOOD

Ad of the Day: Pizza Hut Delivery Classic Crust
COMMENT + TRANSCRIPT + LANGUAGE NOTES + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

 

10 Hilariously Cheesy Fast Food Training Videos
(neatorama.com)

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25/04/2015


CARTOON

Anatomy of ages
"Cartoonist John Atkinson has a theme: he creates charts showing how things change over time...
His most recent cartoon shows the average day of a person from babyhood to the final years."

(neatorama.com)

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HAPPINESS

The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness.
 
(worldhappiness.report)

Switzerland is 'world's happiest' country in new poll - 24 April 2015
"Switzerland topped the third annual World Happiness index produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN),
an initiative under the United Nations.
It was closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada.
Togo, Burundi, Benin and Rwanda, with civil-war wracked Syria, were least happy..."

(BBC)

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ROBOT

Humanoid robot starts work at Japanese department store - 20 April 2015
"Dressed in a kimono and smiling, Aiko Chihira greets shoppers at the entrance of Tokyo's Mitsukoshi department store.
But Chihira is no regular employee - she is a humanoid robot...
Toshiba has said Chihira has 43 motors which allow it to move."

(in.reuters.com)

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CINEMA

The Top IMDb Rated Movie Set in Each State
(mentalfloss.com)

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GRAMMAR


'Mickey takes a trip'
Un diaporama  en lien avec le tout début [un peu plus de la première minute] de la video YouTube 'Mickey takes a trip' :   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-ofRMlUOw8
- utilisé en sixième
- objectifs: vocabulaire: voyager en train
+ structure grammaticale: présent be-ing: consolidation
Créé par Murielle Pennetier (Ac. Orléans-Tours)



Preterit
- diaporama pour utiliser la forme affirmative (verbes réguliers et irréguliers ) : activité de consolidation
-
utilisé en classe de sixième
Créé par Murielle Pennetier (Ac. Orléans-Tours)

 

Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart: 2nd Conditional - a lesson
"This is a beautiful, magical and dramatic story of a mother who has to make a very difficult decision in life - giving her baby away to be raised
by someone wealthier, because she does not have the means to nurture him. It is a French animated movie spoken in English. I loved it."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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Herman MELVILLE

Benito Cereno by Herman Melville, Part Three - Text + Audio + Video
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Benito Cereno by Herman Melville, Part Three - Video with the text
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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23/04/2015


LANGUAGE

April 23 Is English Language Day - Text + Audio
"Happy English Language Day! English Language Day is celebrated each year on April 23
– the date when tradition says William Shakespeare was born.
Shakespeare has been called the greatest writer in the English language.
His plays continue to be published, performed in theaters and movies."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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IMMIGRATION

"Une fiche sur le tout début du film "The Immigrant" (pdf)
qui vient en accompagnement d'une leçon que je travaille en ce moment sur Ellis Island dans la séquence sur New York.
La grille de lecture du film s'arrête à 5'29." 

Créée par Elisabeth Pellegrino (Ac. Nice)

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REFUGEES

Europe under fire for refugee policy (April 22, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the European Union (EU)
to act immediately on the refugee situation in the Mediterranean Sea."
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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REPORTERS

Countries Where Reporters Are Threatened, Imprisoned - Text + Audio + Video
"The Committee to Protect Journalists has released a list of the top 10 countries where reporters are the most-severely limited.
Eritrea and North Korea are at the top of the list.
The eight others are China, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Ethiopia, Azerbaijan, Vietnam, Burma and Cuba."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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