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17/04/2017


EASTER

Easter Sunday around the world – in pictures - 16 April 2017
"From the Vatican to Aleppo, Christians of all denominations congregate to celebrate Easter Sunday."

(theguardian.com)

Easter week around the world – in pictures - 14 April 2017
"How Christians have commemorated the death of Christ during Holy Week, from Hyderabad to Berwick-upon-Tweed."

(theguardian.com)

In pictures: Easter Eggs across the world (13) - 14 April 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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USED TO

Dans le cadre d'une séquence portant sur New York, j'aborde USED TO en le repérant dans des textes
puis à l'oral dans des chansons des Rolling Stones, Dandy Warhols, Arcade Fire et Ramones.
Le powerpoint et la fiche de compréhension de la chanson Bad Brain des Ramones sont disponibles ici :
http://englishnexon.e-monsite.com/pages/for-teachers-only/niveau-3eme.html

Séquence créée par Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)

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FOOD

The deadly danger in common foods - 17 April 2017
"Some of our favourite ingredients include toxins that can make us very sick indeed…"

(BBC)

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SELF-DRIVING CARS

Apple granted self-driving test permit - 14 April 2017
"Apple has been granted a permit to test self-driving cars on the streets of California."

(BBC)

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SYRIA WAR

Syria war: 112 dead in evacuation bus bombing, observers say - 16 April 2017
"At least 112 people died when a powerful bomb hit buses carrying evacuees from besieged Syrian towns, an activists' group say."

+ 'Starving to death' in Madaya
+ Madaya, where children resort to suicide
+ Why is there a war in Syria?

(BBC)

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WAR FILMS

The 29 best war movies ever made
(telegraph.co.uk)


Saving Private Ryan (1998) / Steven Spielberg

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William Henry HARRISON

William Henry Harrison: Short-Lived - Text + Audio + Video
"Harrison was the first president to die in office."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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POLLUTION

Are Your Clothes Causing Pollution? - Text + Audio + Pictures - 16 April 2017
"Very small fibers from clothes and fabrics are polluting rivers and oceans. They are found all over in the world—in fish and even in table salt.
Scientists say this important problem needs more studies to know how much damage the microfibers are causing-- and what to do about it."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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REFUGEES

Berliners get an appetite for refugees’ cuisine - 16 April 2017
"Restaurant and cooking groups whose food is served by refugees are part of projects in Berlin
using meals to build bridges between Berliners and recent immigrants."

(theguardian.com)

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POLLUTION

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NORTH KOREA

China and Russia dispatch ships to shadow Donald Trump’s 'armada' as it approaches North Korean waters - Japanese media report
- 17 April 2017
+ VIDEO: North Korea should not test Donald Trump, Mike Pence warns
+ Pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

Did US thwart North Korea missile test? Cyber or electromagnetic attack may have caused rocket's immediate failure day after massive military parade
- 16 April 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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UK TRADITIONS

Wanted: small-footed person to break in the Queen's shoes. Could you get the job?
+ Five quirky royal traditions upheld by The Queen and Prince Charles - VIDEO
(telegraph.co.uk)

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AUDIO

100 Ways to Improve Your English — #2 Podcasts
+ TIP
(englishblog.com)


Victorians Audio Clips with Teacher's Notes
(BBC)

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ANIMALS

Choose life! - Ads - 16 April 2017
(aspas-nature.org)

 

Sumatran elephants: a fragile future – in pictures - 3 April 2017
"These powerful, and at times graphic, images bear witness to the plight of critically endangered Sumatran elephants and the challenges they face.
These include the conversion of forest habitat to oil palm plantations, degradation of forest habitat by illegal logging, conflicts with farmers
through crop-raiding, and being illegally hunted for their ivory tusks. While the situation is dire, the camera’s lens also finds hope in the efforts
of those working to safeguard the animal’s future."

(theguardian.com)

The Secret Life of Pets: Farewells - Functional Language - a lesson with a movie segment
"Check the alternatives that the characters used to express farewell."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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TRAINING

The Royal Marines, RAF, 1 Mercians and the US Army train together, in pictures (9) - 2 April 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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HYPERLOOP

Hyperloop One test: World’s first full-size hyperloop test in Las Vegas - TomoNews - 11 January 2017
"Hyperloop One announced last week that it plans to execute a full test within the next three months at Apex Industrial Park in Las Vegas,
according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal."

(YouTube)

 

 

Hyperloop
"is a proposed mode of passenger and freight transportation that would propel a pod-like vehicle through a reduced-pressure tube[1] that would exceed airliner speed. The alpha version of the proposal, published on the SpaceX website, describes design claims of the system, as well as its function.[1]
The pods would accelerate to cruising speed gradually using a linear electric motor and glide above their track using passive magnetic levitation
or air bearings. The tubes could also go above ground on columns or underground, eliminating the dangers of grade crossings.
It is hoped that the system will be highly energy-efficient, quiet and autonomous."
The concept, created by Elon Musk in 2012,[2][1] incorporates reduced-pressure tubes in which pressurized capsules ride on an air cushion driven by linear induction motors and air compressors.[3
]..."
(Wikipedia)

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FAKE NEWS

Schools, Universities Teach Students the Truth About Fake News - Text + Audio - 15 April 2017
"Education programs, from universities to secondary schools, are trying to train students to understand fake news
and the difference between quality and poor journalism."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Green Bank, West Virginia

An American Town without Wi-Fi or Mobile Phones - Text + Audio - 15 April 2017
"Green Bank, West Virginia is home to the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescope. Wireless internet connections and anything else
that creates electromagnetic waves are banned because they could interfere with signals from space."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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VOCABULARY

40 Words Beginning with “Para-“
"The prefix para- is versatile, meaning “beside,” “closely related,” or “closely resembling”; “accessory” or “subsidiary”; “beyond”; or “abnormal” or “faulty.” The commonality is that a word beginning with para- pertains to the relationship or resemblance of something to something else.
This post lists and briefly defines words with the prefix.
"
(dailywritingtips.com)

Battle of apologies
"From United Airlines CEO to White House press secretary Sean Spicer, it's been a week of apologies.
CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the sorry state of affairs."

(YouTube)

 

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CONVERTED FOLLIES IN THE UK

Repurposed History: 5 Converted Follies in the UK
(urbanghostsmedia.com)


Dunmore Pineapple, Stirlingshire

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PRESENT PERFECT

Present Perfect for life experiences ESL video
"Learn to use the present perfect with Diana Funtana ESL Productions when Diana interviews news reporter and world traveler Adie Ventura
about her fascinating travel experiences. Worksheets available at dianafuntanaesl.com."

(YouTube)

 

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FILM

"The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet
"is a 2013 Franco-Canadian-Australian adventure drama film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and co-written with Guillaume Laurant,
an adaptation of the 2010 book The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet written by Reif Larsen.[3]..
T.S. Spivet (Kyle Catlett) is a 10-year-old prodigy with a passion for cartography and scientific inventions. He lives on a ranch in Montana
with his mother (Helena Bonham Carter) who is obsessed with the morphology of beetles; his father (Callum Keith Rennie),
a cowboy born a hundred years too late; and his 14-year-old sister (Niamh Wilson) who dreams of becoming Miss America.
His twin brother Layton (Jakob Davies) died in an accident..."

(Wikipedia)

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15/04/2017


HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH!

100 Ways to Improve Your English — Twitter
(englishblog.com)

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LESSON PLAN

Life on Other Planets
"This lesson plan 'Life on Other Planets' for teenagers at level A2/B1 and above explores the theme of space exploration.
Students will read a text to learn about recent developments in the search for habitable planets and the possibility of life on other planets,
and then discuss their ideas."

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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US - RUSSIA

US Seeks to Persuade Russia to End Support for Syria’s Assad - Text + Audio - 11 April 2017
"U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has traveled to Moscow in an effort to persuade Russia to end support for Syrian leader Bashar al Assad.
Tillerson’s trip follows last week’s deadly chemical attack on civilians in Syria that U.S. officials have blamed on forces loyal to Assad."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US - CHINA

Explainer: U.S. China Trade - VIDEO
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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MIGRANTS / REFUGEES

Uganda Welcomes Refugees with 'Progressive Policies' - Text + Audio + Video - 13 April 2017
"Uganda Is the World’s Most Welcoming Country for Refugees.
Its liberal refugee policy offers newcomers economic opportunity, shelter and freedom of movement."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

EU migrants make up 11% of manufacturing workforce - ONS - 13 April 2017
"EU migrants make up more than one in 10 manufacturing sector workers in the UK, official figures have shown.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) also said EU workers from outside the UK tended to work longer hours than the workforce average."

(BBC)

US Will Send 4,000 Somalis Back to Their Home Country - Text + Audio - 11 April 2017
"Somalia’s ambassador to the United States says his embassy has learned that U.S. immigration officers plan to deport about 4,000 Somali nationals. Ahmed Isse Awad is the Somali ambassador to the U.S. He spoke to the Voice of America’s Somali service on Saturday."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MOAB BOMB

Explainer: MOAB Bomb
"The US military targeted an Islamic State bunker complex in northeastern Afghanistan with a GBU-43 bomb
known as MOAB - Massive Ordnance Air Blast.
Described by military officials as the "mother of all bombs" here are some details on this powerful weapon used for the first time on April 13, 2017."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

US Drops Largest Non-nuclear Bomb on IS in Afghanistan - Text + Audio - 13 April 2017
"Based on its acronym, the U.S. Air Force has nicknamed it the "Mother of All Bombs."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


A Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) weapon is prepared for testing
at the Eglin Air Force Armament Center on March 11, 2003.

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MALALA

Malala Yousafzai's full speech to Parliament - Video + Transcript - 12 April 2017
'Education for girls can transform communities, countries and our world,' Nobel laureate says in address.

(cbc.ca)

Malala is 'humbled' by honorary Canadian citizenship - 12 April 2017
"Nobel Peace prize laureate Malala Yousafzai says she is "humbled" to become the sixth person to receive an honorary Canadian citizenship."

(BBC)

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PLASTIC POLLUTION

London's plastic water bottle waste is out of control, mayor is told - 13 April 2017
"Committee calls for deposit return scheme and free refill stations after finding capital hooked on bottled water but not recycling."

(theguardian.com)

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CONFLICTS AROUND THE WORLD

The Best Resources Showing Conflicts Around The World
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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RHINOS

South Africa lifts ban on domestic rhino horn sales - 6 April 2017
"Ruling by South Africa’s highest court means rhino horns can be sold locally by traders holding permits...
Breeders believe open trade is the only way to stop poachers slaughtering rhino."

(theguardian.com)

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GAP YEAR

14 things you need to know before taking a gap year
(telegraph.co.uk)

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STATUES

‘Charging Bull’ Sculptor Fights Back against ‘Fearless Girl’ - Text + Audio - 13 April 2017
"The Wall Street ‘Bull’ sculptor wants New York City to remove the 'Fearless Girl’ statue."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Fearless Girl vs Charging Bull: The Legal Fight
"The bull, (artist) Di Modica, had stated, is a symbol of "the strength and power of the American people."
"Fearless Girl stands as a powerful beacon, showing women - young and old - that no dream is too big and no ceiling is too high,"
wrote public advocate Letitia James to New York City mayor Bill de Blasio."

(neatorama.com)

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SYNONYMS

The Many Ways to Say 'Okay' - Text + Audio + Video
"The word "okay" has many uses in American English. In today's report, we explore common uses of "okay," including its noun, verb, and adverb forms. We also show you how speakers use "okay" to organize conversations."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN BRITAIN

19 beautiful places you won't believe are in Britain
(telegraph.co.uk)

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CLOWNS

27 Facts about Clowns - mental_floss List Show Ep. 507
(YouTube)

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