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12/04/2016

A NEW PAGE:

GATED COMMUNITIES

CARTOONS SONG
EXAMPLES VIDEOS
LESSON PLAN WEBQUEST
REASONS FOR LIVING THERE WHAT ARE GATED COMMUNITIES?

 


TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

E.L.L. Practice + Prompt | Favorite Travel Destinations by Larry Ferlazzo - a lesson plan
(earning.blogs.nytimes.com)

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MIGRANTS

Bulgarian vigilantes filmed tying up migrants - 11 April 2016
"Amateur video shot in Bulgaria shows vigilantes arresting three migrants and tying their hands behind their backs as they lie on the ground in a wood.
One of the vigilantes tells them: "No Bulgaria - go back [to] Turkey...
Bulgaria has erected a razor-wire fence along 95km (59 miles) of its 269-km border with Turkey."

(BBC)

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TELEVISION

Look at me
"A poem by Todd Alcott translated to typographical awesomeness by Beth Fulton."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Nina BOCQUET (Ac. Versailles)

 

 

Television by Roald Dahl (read by Tom O'Bedlam) - a poem
(YouTube)

 

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POEM

The Road Not Taken: The most Misread Poem in America - Resources
(myschoolbag.eklablog.com)

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BARTENDERS

TV And Film’s Best Bartenders
(uproxx.com)

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11/04/2016


THE PANAMA PAPERS

CARTOONS TAX HAVENS
FINANCIAL SCANDALS IN THE PAST THE PANAMA PAPERS
LESSON PLANS TIMELINE
LISTENING VIDEOS

 


TAX HAVENS

The world's most beautiful tax havens (14)
"A selection of the world's most beautiful tax havens - along with their Financial Secrecy Index (FSI), according to the Tax Justice Network."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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DRONES

‘Eye in the Sky' Looks at Drone Strikes - Text + Audio + Video - 8 April 2016
"Should the life of one innocent be sacrificed to save many others? That is the thematic question of director Gavin Hood’s new film, "Eye in the Sky." 

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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IS

Syria conflict: IS retakes northern town of al-Rai from rebels - 11 April 2016
"The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that al-Rai was overrun early on Monday after intense fighting."

(BBC)

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MIGRANTS

Tear gas at Greek border fence - VIDEO - 10 April 2016
(BBC)

 

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DETECTIVE STORY

Séquence 1 - Crime fiction: investigating the detective story (pdf)
(academie-en-ligne.fr)

SOMMAIRE :

1. A starling detective (text A)
2. Focus on... narrative point of view
3. The perfect crime (text B)
4. Practise... talking from your notes
5. Reaching autonomy (text C)

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VOA (Voice of America)

Let's Learn English: 9 lessons + A Review of Lessons 1-9
(m.learningenglish.voanews.com)

U.S. Elections 2016
(m.learningenglish.voanews.com)

The Making of the Constitution
(m.learningenglish.voanews.com)

VOA Pronunciation Guide
"Use VOA’s Pro•nounce to correctly pronounce names and places quickly and easily.
VOA's pronunciation guide has helped people around the world pronounce challenging words in the news since 2000."

(pronounce.voanews.com)

VOA Word Book
COMMENT + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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10/04/2016


STAR WARS

Star Wars: Mega-Trailer
(YouTube)

 

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TEACHERS

Teachers in the Movies
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

Why Teachers on TV Have to Be Incompetent or Inspiring
(nytimes.com)

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EXECUTIONS

Amnesty International Reports Sharp Jump in Executions - Text + Audio - 9 April 2016
"The rights group reported this week that Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan were responsible for nearly 90 percent of all executions worldwide in 2015."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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DOG

US Military Dog Awarded Top Honor for Bravery - Text + Audio - 9 April 2016
"An American military service dog received some well-deserved recognition from a British charity.
Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, is credited with saving thousands of soldiers during war-time patrols."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRIMARAN

Meet Darpa's new autonomous submarine-hunter - 9 April 2016
"This experimental unarmed trimaran can cruise the open ocean for months at a time."

(BBC)

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DRONES

How a Hollywood film reveals the reality of drone warfare - 10 April 2016
"As Helen Mirren’s new film 'Eye in the Sky' is released, an expert reflects on the morality of how and when to use drones in war...
The Toronto film festival this autumn saw the premiere of Eye in the Sky, a topical thriller about a group of intelligence staff tasked to decide whether to target a village in order to potentially thwart a terrorist attack. The Guardian called the film ‘impressively performed and briskly efficient’ – here is the UK version of the first trailer. Eye in the Sky is released in the US on 11 March and the UK on 8 April."

(theguardian.com)

 

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FOOD

Should we eat more fish? - VIDEO - 10 April 2016
"Across Asia people eat more fish than anywhere else in the world, but there is a potential danger as mercury and other chemicals are found in fish."

(BBC)

 

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9/04/2016


THE PANAMA PAPERS

CARTOONS THE PANAMA PAPERS
IN THE PAST TIMELINE
LESSON PLANS VIDEOS
LISTENING

 


HARRY POTTER

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
"From magical spells to magical creatures, from dark villains to daring heroes, it's all here at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ now open at Universal Studios Hollywood. Explore the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle, visit the shops of Hogsmeade™, and sample fare from some of the wizarding world's best-known establishments. Plus experience pulse-pounding rides and attractions that transport you into a world of magical thrills and excitement.
Check out this video of our Grand Opening Celebration!"

(universalstudioshollywood.com)

 

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GUNS

Dear Mom and Dad- get to work saving my life!
(YouTube)
Thanks to Eliane Debien (Ac. Nantes)

 

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NORTH KOREA

North Korea 'tests long-range missile engine' - 9 April 2016
"North Korea says it has successfully tested an engine designed for an intercontinental ballistic missile.
The new type of engine would "guarantee" the ability to launch a nuclear strike on the US mainland, the KCNA news agency said."

(BBC)

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BRITS / EUROPE

Cartoon: The Brits and Europe - 7 April 2016
THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION + GRAMMAR + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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SONG

Song of the Day: 'Sentimental Journey' by Doris Day
LESSON IDEA + MORE SONG LESSONS
(englishblog.com)

 

 

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US STORY

The Cask of Amontillado (written by Edgar Allan Poe in 1844) - Text + Audio + Video + Lesson Plan for The Cask of Amontillado
"The storyteller says, "Fortunato was bigger, richer and more handsome than I was. And he enjoyed making me look like a fool.
I never showed my anger, however. So, he thought we were good friends. But I promised myself that one day I would punish Fortunato for his insults to me."
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"SO LONG" / PETS

English @ the Movies: 'So Long" - VIDEO
"Our English @ the Movies phrase is from the movie "The Secret Life of Pets."
This is a funny cartoon movie about pets and what they do when their owners leave. The phrase is "so long."
Does this have anything to do with measuring? Listen and find out."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MIGRANTS

Migrant crisis: Germany sees huge fall in asylum claims - Article + Photos + Video - 8 April 2016
"Germany has seen a slump in the number of people arriving to seek asylum, weeks after several Balkan states tightened their borders, figures show."

+ Migrants await fate on Lesbos
+ The crisis in seven charts

(BBC)

Turks Questioning Migrant Deal with EU - Text + Audio - 7 April 2016
"Last month, Turkey reached a deal with the European Union to take back migrants who had entered Europe through Greece.
As the migrants arrive, some Turks are concerned about the deal especially after a number of deadly terrorist bombings in the country."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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IS

Paris attacks: Key suspect Abrini arrested in Brussels - Article + Photos + Videos - 8 April 2016
"The key remaining suspect in November's Paris terror attacks, Mohamed Abrini, has been arrested in Belgium, prosecutors have confirmed."

(BBC)

Islamic State Suffers More Setbacks in Syria - Text + Audio + Photos - 7 April 2016
"Islamic State fighting units have been met by a string of defeats in Syria by a number of enemies.
Troops loyal and against the Syrian regime are both eliminating IS strongholds."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ACTING

50 great quotes about acting
(telegraph.co.uk)

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ART

The art of the court trial - VIDEO - 9 April 2016
"Almost 100 court sketches have been donated to the Library of Congress in Washington where they will eventually form part of an exhibition.
Artists have captured iconic moments ranging from Michael Jackson's acquittal to the moment murderer Charles Manson lunged for his judge."

(BBC)

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NATIONAL BEER DAY

Raising a Glass for National Beer Day - Text + Audio + Video - 7 April 2016
"People might think the United States is filled with beer drinkers. But that was not always true. For 13 years, the U.S. Constitution barred the manufacture,
sale or transport of alcoholic drinks, but that changed on April 7, 1933. That is why April 7 is now called National Beer Day."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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