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7/04/2016

THE PANAMA PAPERS

CARTOONS THE PANAMA PAPERS
IN THE PAST TIMELINE
LISTENING VIDEOS

 


SONG

Johnny Cash - My Grandfather's Clock
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"My grandfather's clock was too large for the shelf
So it stood ninety years on the floor
It was taller by half than the old man himself
Though it weighed not a pennyweight more..."

(azlyrics.com)

 

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PROGRAMMES

Programmes d'enseignement des langues, documents, déclinaison des thématiques et ressources pour l'anglais
- au Collège
- au Lycée
- Enseignement professionnel

(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

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US ELECTIONS

Cruz's Victory Slows Trump's Path - Text + Audio
"With a victory in the state of Wisconsin, Texas Senator Ted Cruz slowed Donald Trump’s push to capture the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.
The Wisconsin defeat is one of several setbacks for the Trump campaign in the past few days."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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REFUGEES

Data show the refugee crisis is a lot more upsetting and diverse than you probably think - Video added on 4/04/2016
(YouTube)
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

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GREAT BRITAIN

How important is socal class in Britain today? - Article + Photos + Video - 7 April 2016
"The UK is famed for the rigid distinctions between the different strata of society – but what’s the truth in the myth?
And how does it compare to other countries?"

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BEST PLACE

Find Your Best Place to Live - Text + Audio
"If you want to find the perfect place to live, you might spend weeks doing research on cities around the world.
Or you could use the Teleport website. It is set up to help you discover the best place for you.
The website’s developers once worked for Skype."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MONEY

Ancient Currency: A Guide to Money in Ancient Time
(comparecards.com)


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OBJECTIVITY / POINT OF VIEW

Objectivity - Point of view - Video
(The Guardian)
Thanks to Karine Denoues (Ac. Montpellier)

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6/04/2016


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DIABETES

Deadly diabetes in 'unrelenting march' - 6 April 2016
"The world is facing an "unrelenting march" of diabetes which now affects nearly one in 11 adults, the World Health Organization (WHO) says...
High blood sugar levels are a major killer - linked to 3.7 million deaths around the world each year, it says."

(BBC)

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MIGRANTS

Migrants protest in Lesbos camp - VIDEO - 5 April 2016
(BBC)

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IS

Syria war: IS 'used mustard gas' on Assad troops - 5 April 2016
(BBC)

Why Do Women Join Islamic State? - Text + Audio - 5 April 2016
"A young Mississippi woman has admitted to trying to help the Islamic State. The U.S. FBI released her social media postings.
They show both her excitement and fear of going to Syria. She thought she was writing with IS recruiters, but it was two FBI agents, instead. "

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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DREADLOCKS

White man attacked for having dreadlocks (April 05, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A heated debate is currently going on in the USA about whether it is OK for white people to have dreadlocks."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

 

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SHAKESPEARE

Lesson plans for kids
"We have 7 new lesson plans celebrating the life and work of Shakespeare for you to use with your young learners
to accompany the short animated videos of six of Shakespeare's plays
- Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream,
plus Shakespeare's life and extension activities!"

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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ART

Land of the Giants: Anthropomorphic Landscapes (17th Century)
(flashbak.com)


A hand-coloured version of Wenceslas Hollar’s head circa 1797.

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FOOD

Seaweed, this year's superfood: sales soar as it swims into the mainstream - 5 April 2016
(telegraph.co.uk)

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SPACE

Secrets of a spaceman: meet Eugene Cernan, the last man to ever walk on the moon - 6 April 2016
(telegraph.co.uk)

Evolution of Food in Space: From Bland Puree to Almost Like on Earth - infographic
(labeley.com)

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US PRESIDENTS

US Presidents: 30 great one-liners
"As we gear up for the election of the 45th United States president, we look at some of best quotes from Barack Obama
and from previous incumbants at the White House, including Abraham Lincoln, JFK and Richard Nixon."
(telegraph.co.uk)

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TRAVELLING

Simple English Videos - Travel, Trip and Journey
COMMENT + ALSO SEE + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

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CINEMA

17 Actors Who Played Themselves in Movies
(tvovermind.com)

10 Great Movies That Focus on Interracial Relationships
(tvovermind.com)

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SKATEBOARD

The electric skateboard goes up
"The tenacious Triborg proves that when it comes to electric all-terrain skateboards, a little less is a lot more."

(BBC)

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5/04/2016

 

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IDIOMS

100 Idioms About Numbers
(dailywritingtips.com)

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MIGRANTS

Mexico tortures migrants – and citizens – in effort to slow Central American surge - 4 April 2016
"A growing number of indigenous Mexicans are being detained by agents looking for Central American migrants,
amid a crackdown driven partly by aid from US."

(theguardian.com)

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ENVIRONMENT

The world's most stunning environment photos – in pictures
(theguardian.com)


Beauty salon, 2014

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US ELECTIONS

How America Elects: Conventions - VIDEO - 4 April 2016
"The purpose of a political convention is for each party to officially declare its presidential candidate."

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GENDER EQUALITY

New Study Shows Best, Worst Pay for Women - Text + Audio - 4 April 2016
"A new study reports on jobs in which women earn the least compared to men doing the same jobs.
It also shows jobs where women make more than men. The report was done by Glassdoor of California.
It found, for example, that women computer programmers make 28 percent less than men doing the same job."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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INFOGRAPHIC

No Cleaning Products, No Problem - an infographic
"You would probably be surprised to find out that in almost every room of the house you could find something to help you with your Spring clean.
From your kitchen or pantry, you could use lemons to make shower heads sparkle;
ketchup to make copper shine and baking soda to clean mud off rugs and carpets.
For those of you with spare cola in the house, it can be used to clean the toilet bowl!
Your bathroom is also full of tools to help you clean your house, including as hair dryers that get rid of water stains on wood and toothpaste
that can help clean the bathroom sink..."

(therugseller.co.uk)

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FOOD / MUSIC

Robert Hollingworth: 10 of the best pieces about food
"Their name means “little beans”, so who better to ask than I Fagiolini’s music director for his 10 favourite gastronomy-themed works?"

(theguardian.com)

 

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DETECTIVES

The detectives who spy from space - Article + Photos + Video - 5 April 2016
"Modern detectives use as variety of new technology to help them solve cases. BBC Future meets the agency harnessing a new tool – satellites."

(BBC)

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ART

The seaside: A modern invention
(BBC)
Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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POLLUTION

Should cities be car-free zones? - 4 April 2016
"As smog-shrouded Mexico City enacts a temporary ban on cars, questions about the smartest ways to improve urban air quality."

(BBC)

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FISH AND CHIPS

Fish and Chips (Passive)
1. First, click on the picture, watch the presentation.
2. Now, click on "Start now" and take the listening quiz.

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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LANGUAGES

5 Things Keeping You From Learning a Language
"How often have you tried to learn a language and given up? Maybe you unconsciously committed a few “strategic” mistakes."

(babbel.com)
Thanks to Armelle Meyer (Ac. Bordeaux)

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AIR POLLUTION

New device keeps air in your house safe (April 03, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A technology company has made a new device to help clean the air in our home. The company is called Dyson. It has just launched an air purifier..."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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WEATHER

Lesson 9: Is It Cold? - Video + Summary + Speaking + Lesson + Activity sheet + Listening quiz
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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APRIL FOOLS!

Video: British Holidays - April Fools' Day - 1 April 2016
+ ALSO SEE + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

 

Video: SunLife Launches Courtesy Pet Cover - 1 April 2016
+ QUIZ + TRANSCRIPT + COMMENT + MORE 2016 APRIL FOOLS + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

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 MIGRANTS

Les migrants expulsés d'Europe - 16 PHOTOS
(20minutes.fr)

 

Week 1 - I am Amira "Getting out of Syria" - A story about Syria and the refugee crisis
(tes.com)
Thanks to Isabelle Farissier (Ac. Grenoble)

Claim: Turkey Sending Refugees Back to Syria - Text + Audio - 3 April 2016
"Amnesty International says Turkey has been forcing about 100 refugees back to Syria every day since January.
The rights group recently released a report that said many people in southern Turkey know about the forced removals."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Bewildered migrants await fate on Lesbos - Photos + Video - 3 April 2016
"Migrants taken to camps complain they are "treated like animals"...
Every day this week has brought hundreds more migrants across the Aegean sea to the Greek shore."

(BBC)

Australia asylum: Children held on mainland freed - 3 April 2016
"Refugee activists protest in Brisbane against detention camps."
(BBC)

Anger in Turkey over migrant return - VIDEO - 2 April 2016
(BBC)

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VIOLENCE

A Point of View: Does screen violence make society more violent? - 1 April 2016
"Moviemakers excel at recreating violence and gore on screen. But Will Self asks if we should view fictional violence with more caution."

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ISIS

Into the heart of terror: behind Isis lines
"The German writer Jürgen Todenhöfer was the first western journalist allowed to enter Isis-controlled Syria and Iraq – and to return safely.
In an extract from his book, he describes what he saw in Raqqa and Mosul, and the chilling moment he realised that
his angry, masked driver was one of the world’s most-wanted men."

(theguardian.com)

'Cyrillic Jihadists' Bring Discipline to IS in Syria - Text + Audio - 3 April 2016
"The second-largest group of foreign fighters for the Islamic State are Russian-speaking militants, according to a new report. They used to live in former Russian-held Central Asian nations. Some are in top IS leadership positions. Some brought their wives and children to Syria."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Syrian troops ‘discover mass grave in Palmyra’ - with a video - 2 April 2016
"State news agency says government troops have found bodies of 42 people killed while Islamic State controlled the area."

(theguardian.com)

Isis destruction of Palmyra antiquities revealed in new pictures - Photos + Video - 1 April 2016
"Damage to artefacts in museum worse than feared, with tombs broken open and heads systematically removed from statues."

(theguardian.com)

How Islamic State group supporters targeted the UK - 1 April 2016
"A delivery driver from Luton has been found guilty of plotting a terror attack on US military personnel in the UK as a show of his allegiance
to the self-styled Islamic State group. What does his case say about the nature of the threat faced by the UK?"

(BBC)

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HAWAII

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: A Fiery World - Text + Audio - 3 April 2016
"Our national parks journey this week takes us to the middle of the Pacific Ocean and America’s 50th state.
We are exploring the unique and fiery world that is Hawaii Volcanoes National Park."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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