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."
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."
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."
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..."
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..."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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
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."
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."
View full lesson (ed.ted.com)
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
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."
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."
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."
Dear Future Generations: Sorry
"An Apology Letter to Future Generations."
+ LYRICS : "I think I speak for the rest of us when I say,
sorry, sorry we left you our mess of a planet...."
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."
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..."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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..."
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."
'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
parMurielle Pennetier (Ac. Orléans-Tours)
- diaporama pour utiliser la forme affirmative (verbes réguliers et irréguliers ) : activité de consolidation
- utilisé en classe de sixième Créé
parMurielle 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."
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."
"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)
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)
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."