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27/04/2017


EASTER

Trump Hosts a Major Event … for Children - Text + Audio + Pictures - 17 April 2017
"The White House Easter Egg Roll is one of the most important public relations events of the year."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LONDON MARATHON 2017

London Marathon 2017 in pictures - Royals, Celebrities and Fancy Dress
(telegraph.co.uk)

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US / NORTH KOREA

Chinese leader urges restraint over North Korea in call with Trump - 24 April 2017
"Xi Jinping pleads for both sides to avoid doing anything to exacerbate the situation amid rising tensions over nuclear issue."

(theguardian.com)

US Increases Pressure on North Korea Ahead of Military Anniversary - Text + Audio + Pictures - 24 April 2017
"President Donald Trump spoke with Japan’s and China’s leaders in an effort to build opposition to further nuclear or missile tests by North Korea.
China may be reducing oil exports to North Korea in a sign that international pressure is increasing."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

USA ends 'patience' with North Korea (20 April 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The Vice President of the USA, Mike Pence, said on Monday that US-North Korea relations have changed."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: North Korea - Level 0North Korea - Level 1   or  North Korea - Level 2
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Pence Warns North Korea Not to Test Trump’s ‘Strength and Resolve’ - Text + Audio + Pictures - 17 April 2017
"American Vice President Mike Pence has warned North Korea that the U.S. has not ruled out using military force to deal with an increasing nuclear threat. The warning came as Pence visited South Korea."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

19 incredible things you didn't know about North Korea
(telegraph.co.uk)

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TERROR ATTACK IN WESTMINSTER

Whitehall incident Terror attack in Westminster foiled as man is arrested 'with backpack of knives' - 27 April 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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ISIS

Isis faces exodus of foreign fighters as its 'caliphate' crumbles - 26 April 2017
"Exclusive: Two Britons and one US citizen are among dozens who have surrendered or been caught at Turkish border."

+ Isis in decline: areas of control in Syria and Iraq (a map)
+ Video

(theguardian.com)

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REFUGEES

Meeting an organ trafficker who preys on Syrian refugees - Article + Pictures + Video - 25 April 2017
(BBC)

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LANGUAGE

8 Ways The Internet Has Changed Learning A Language
(deepenglish.com)

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MUGWUMP

What is a mugwump? Boris Johnson's creative insult explained - Article + Video - 27 April 2017
"Many have woken up to the word "mugwump" leading the news after Boris Johnson used it to describe Jeremy Corbyn."

(telegraph.co.uk)

From mugwumps to integuments: the glossary of Boris Johnson - Article + Videos - 27 April 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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TEACHERS' ZONE

Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges) a créé :
- une catégorie TEACHER'S ZONE 6ème : http://englishnexon.e-monsite.com/pages/teachers-zone-6eme/
- Une 4ème : http://englishnexon.e-monsite.com/pages/teachers-zone-4eme/
- Et une 3ème : http://englishnexon.e-monsite.com/pages/teachers-zone-3eme/

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John TYLER

John Tyler: Unexpected - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video
"The new Whig Party nominated Tyler as vice president only to appeal to Southern voters.
When the president died and Tyler became chief executive, some called him “His Accidency.”

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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Ulysses S. GRANT

15 Things You May Not Know About Ulysses S. Grant - with pictures
"Our 18th U.S. president, Ulysses S. Grant was, like so many of our presidents before and since, a fascinating person in real life.
Not only was he one of our most famous presidents, but Grant was also a very celebrated and distinguished military leader..."

(neatorama.com)

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AIR TRAVEL

Future of Air Travel: Electric Planes and Flying Cars - Text + Audio + Pictures + Videos - 19 April 2017
"Major aerospace companies are now moving to develop the future of flight with electric planes, self-driving taxis and personal flying vehicles."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

Introducing the Kitty Hawk Flyer
"The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a new, all-electric aircraft. It is safe, tested and legal to operate in the United States in uncongested areas under the Ultralight category of FAA regulations. We’ve designed our first version specifically to fly over water. You don’t need a pilot’s license and you’ll learn to fly it in minutes. To learn more, visit https://kittyhawk.aero/."

(YouTube)

 

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H1- B VISA PROGRAM

US President Orders Changes to H1-B Visa Program - Text + Audio - 18 April 2017
"Donald Trump signs executive order directing federal agencies to propose changes to the H1-B temporary visa program
that is used to bring highly skilled foreign workers to the United States."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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AIR POLLUTION

Polish Engineers Make Air-Cleaning Device - Text + Audio + Pictures - 17 April 2017
"In Poland, researchers have invented some simple technology that may help to reduce air pollution. The device looks like a normal pipe."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SCHENGEN AGREEMENT

Schengen Agreement - with pictures and videos
(schengenvisainfo.com)

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EPI-

Words Starting with “Epi-“
"The prefix epi, from the Greek word meaning “at,” “close to,” “on,” “in addition to,” or “on the occasion of,” is at the root of a number of diverse words that pertain in some way to something associated with something else. This post lists and briefly defines many of these terms."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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NAMES

20 Archetypes for People Based on Names
"Various expressions have arisen, sometimes from folkloric or historical origins, to describe types of people by assigning them with personal names.
Here are twenty such appellations and their definitions and (sometimes only probable) origins."

For example:
"Average Joe: the average man from a demographic viewpoint; from the ubiquity of the name Joe"

(dailywritingtips.com)

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WHITE RHINO

World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Gets Internet Dating Profile - Text + Audio - 26 April 2017
"The dating app Tinder made a profile for an endangered rhinoceros."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THE PANGOLIN

How to save the world's most trafficked mammal - 20 April 2017
"Many people in the West have never even heard of the pangolin, yet this “scaly anteater” is the source of a billion-dollar criminal industry that threatens
to push it to extinction. BBC Future met a team of Hong Kong’s ecologists and activists trying to save these creatures from extinction."

(BBC)

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BUILDINGS

List of future tallest buildings
"This list of future tallest buildings ranks the tallest buildings in the world which are built, planned or currently under construction.
Burj Khalifa
in Dubai, UAE at 828 m (2,717 ft) is currently the world's tallest building.[1]
In 2020, however it will be overtaken by the Jeddah Tower and The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour,
currently under construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Dubai,United Arab Emirates
with an estimated completed height of 1,008 m (3,307 ft) and 1,100 m (3,600 ft) respectively..."

(Wikipedia)

Dubai Creek Harbour Introduces The Tower
"Situated on the coast of Dubai Creek and only 10 minutes away from Downtown Dubai, Dubai Creek Harbour is a master mixed-use development
and will be the city’s newest metropolitan hub..."

(YouTube)

 

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PLASTIC BOTTLES

The life cycle of a plastic bottle
"We’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic bottles and containers. But what actually happens to the plastic if we just throw it away?
Here are the life cycles of three different plastic bottles..."

(teded.tumblr.com)

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BRIGHTON

The alt city guide to Brighton - with pictures - 19 April 2017
"Brighton’s festival scene in May could be the reason for a spring visit but this creative and collaborative seaside town
has inspirational art, music, food and drink on tap year-round."

(theguardian.com)

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FEELING DEPRESSED

On Feeling Depressed
"There remains a huge amount of stigma around depression, but if we look at what an average human is up against, feelings of depression are
entirely normal, indeed, to be expected. We don’t need to compound our misery through a sense that it’s either unusual or unwarranted..."

(YouTube)

 

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