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APRIL 2019

= POETRY MONTH

45 Offbeat Holidays to Celebrate in April - with photos
01 - April Fool's Day
07 - World Health Day
13 - Friday 13th + Superstitions 2
14 - Arbor Day (in the USA)
18 - National High Five Day
21 - Easter
22 - Earth Day
23 - Saint George's Day
23 - World Book and Copyright Day
25 - World Malaria Day
27 - Save The Frogs Day
27 - South Africa National Day



29/04/2019


LESSON PLANS

Premier League footballers earned $3.7bn last season (April 27, 2019) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Football players in the UK's Premier League clubs were paid over $3.7 billion last season."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Premier League - Level 0Premier League - Level 1   or  Premier League - 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)

At least 207 die in Sri Lanka blasts (April 26, 2019) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"At least 207 people have been killed and 450 hurt in separate explosions in Sri Lanka."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Sri Lanka Blasts - Level 0Sri Lanka Blasts - Level 1   or  Sri Lanka Blasts - 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)

Police arrest 1,000 Extinction Rebellion protestors (April 25, 2019) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The police in London have arrested more than 1,000 protestors in the past week."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Extinction Rebellion - Level 4  or  Extinction Rebellion - Level 5
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)

Hero dad saves baby son from wild dingo (April 21, 2019) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A father in Australia is being hailed as a hero after saving his baby son from the jaws of a wild dingo."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Hero Dad - Level 4  or  Hero Dad - Level 5
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)    

One billion dollars promised to rebuild Notre Dame (April 19, 2019) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"People have donated over one billion dollars to help rebuild the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Notre Dame - Level 0Notre Dame - Level 1   or  Notre Dame - 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)

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VOCABULARY

15 Groovy, Awesome, Swell and Cool Words
"What’s your favorite word of compliment or admiration? How do you express approval? These are important questions for each generation of young people, who want their vocabulary to distinguish them from previous generations. It’s not fool-proof: a slang expression of approval is often fashionable in one place or time but not another, and may even coming back into fashion later. A word that is fashionable in one school might be considered outdated in another."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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ST GEORGE'S FESTIVAL

St George's Day festival at Wrest Park – in pictures - 29 April 2019
"Photographer Christopher Bethell meets the historical re-enactors at a St George’s Day festival in Bedfordshire"

(theguardian.com)

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LONDON MARATHON

London Marathon 2019 – in pictures - 28 April 2019
"Runners from around the world take part in the 39th London Marathon, with Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei and Eliud Kipchoge winning the women’s and men’s elite races"

(theguardian.com)

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RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT

BIDEN’S BAD FIRST DAY - with videos and pictures - 26 April 2019
"Joe Biden has spent the past month attempting to address the discomfort of several women who said he inappropriately touched them in the past.
Though he joins the 2020 presidential race after a storied career in Washington championing unity and American values,
he spent the first day of his campaign wrestling sticky issues."
[HuffPost]

Joe Biden: Third time lucky in 2020 US president election? - 25 April 2019
"Former US Vice-President Joe Biden has announced that he's running for the White House - again.
The well-known Democrat has almost 50 years of political service. But will that be enough?"

Read more: Joe Biden launches 2020 presidential bid
(BBC)


 

BIDEN IS RUNNING - with videos - 25 April 2019
"Ending months of speculation, former Vice President Joe Biden announced this morning he’s running for president in 2020, joining a crowded field of Democrats eager to take on President Donald Trump. “The core values of this nation… our standing in the world… our very democracy... everything that has made America — America — is at stake,” he said in a video."

[HuffPost]

 

With Biden in the Race, 20 Democrats Are Running for President - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 25 April 2019
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US IMMIGRANT VISAS

Denials of US Immigrant Visas Rise after Little-known Rule Change - Text + Audio - 19 April 2019
"New rule changes the game for Mexican immigrant to the US"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US BORDER MILITIA

US 'border militia training to assassinate Obama' - FBI - 23 April 2019
"The suspected leader of a New Mexico militia group allegedly boasted of plans to assassinate former President Barack Obama, the FBI has said."

+ Who are militia men at US-Mexico border?
+ Antifa: Left-wing militants on the rise

+ US-Mexico border 'at breaking point'
+ 'Why I'm leaving' - the new migrant caravan

(BBC)

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BREXIT

A short history of Brexit for the confused and bewildered
"With Brexit now on hold for up to six months, it is a good time to take stock and look back at the major moments of the last three years.
It’s been a turbulent, confusing series of events which have not led the UK any closer to a solution"

(YouTube)

 

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QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY

Queen's birthday: watch her 93 years in 93 seconds - VIDEO - 21 April 2019
"Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 93rd birthday today, Easter Sunday.
We look back at each year of her life in a moving display of images."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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ACTIVITY IN BRAINS FROM DEAD PIGS

Scientists Restore Some Activity in Brains from Dead Pigs - Text + Audio + Picture - 19 April 2019
"Researchers have used a blood substitute and other methods to restore some activity to the brains of pigs that had been killed four hours before the experiment.
The scientists say the study could lead to treatments for stroke and other conditions."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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OCEAN PLASTICS

This Artist Transforms Ocean Plastics Into Stunning Sculptures - with pictures - 21 April 2019
"Von Wong builds massive art installations out of discarded plastic trash, forcing viewers to re-examine their relationship to single-use items.
At the end of January, the artist built a piece called “Strawpocalypse,” a stunning pair of 10-foot-tall plastic waves, frozen mid-crash. Comprised of 168,000 plastic straws collected from several volunteer beach cleanups, the installation made its debut at the Estella Place shopping mall in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam."

(huffpost.com)

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DOGS

The 10 Smartest, Most Intelligent, And Easiest Dogs To Train - with videos
(top10zen.com)

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JAILED JOURNALISTS

Myanmar High Court Rejects Final Appeal of Jailed Journalists - Text + Audio + Pictures - 23 April 2019
"Myanmar’s top court has rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists jailed while working on an investigation into the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SRI LANKA: EASTER BOMBINGS / THE ISLAMIC STATE

Sri Lanka bombings: Islamic State claims responsibility for attacks - with pictures and a video - 23 April 2019
"Sri Lanka defence minister says bombings were response to killing of Muslims in Christchurch"

(theguardian.com)

Sri Lanka: Easter Bombings Answer Attacks in New Zealand - Text + Audio + Pictures - 23 April 2019
"The Islamic State group claimed responsibility today for the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka.
A top Sri Lankan official also said investigators believed the bombings answered attacks on two mosques in New Zealand last month.
Neither source gave evidence for its claim."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LONDON EXTINCTION REBELLION

Police arrest 1,000 Extinction Rebellion protestors (April 25, 2019) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The police in London have arrested more than 1,000 protestors in the past week."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Extinction Rebellion - Level 4  or  Extinction Rebellion - Level 5
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)

Extinction Rebellion and Momentum join forces on climate crisis - 29 April 2019
"Activists to rally at parliament urging government to declare environmental emergency"

(theguardian.com)

London Extinction Rebellion mural is a Banksy, says expert
"Art dealer who owns a dozen pieces by the street artist is convinced by Marble Arch work "

(theguardian.com)



Extinction Rebellion protest day eight – in pictures - 22 April 2019
"More than 1,000 people have been arrested at Extinction Rebellion climate protests in London, police have said,
in what organisers described as the biggest civil disobedience event in recent British history."

(theguardian)

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POLLUTION

Tracking the toxic air that's killing millions - 26 April 2019
"The air we breathe is killing us."
"Transport is a major cause of air pollution around the world"
+
What does air pollution do to our bodies?
+ The tech that could help clean dirty air
+ Watch how pollution moves across Europe

(BBC)

Mongolia: A toxic warning to the world - VIDEO - 23 April 2019
"All over the world cities are grappling with apocalyptic air pollution but the capital of Mongolia is suffering from some of the worst in the world.
And the problem is intrinsically linked to climate change."

(BBC)

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SYSTEMIC RACISM

Systemic Racism Explained
"Systemic racism affects every area of life in the US. From incarceration rates to predatory loans,
and trying to solve these problems requires changes in major parts of our system. Here's a closer look at what systemic racism is, and how we can solve it..."

(YouTube)


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SAVING SNOW LEOPARDS

How one woman beat mining giants and saved rare snow leopards - VIDEO - 29 April 2019
"A woman from Mongolia has won a prestigious environment award after successfully campaigning to stop mining firms destroying a critical habitat for snow leopards.
Bayarjargal Agvaantseren persuaded her government to create a huge nature reserve in the South Gobi Desert and cancel 37 mining contracts in the area.
She is one of six people recognised for their work by the 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize committee."

(BBC)

 

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19/04/2019


ESCAPE GAME

Isabelle Beaubreuil (Ac. Limoges) :
Voici un Escape Game que j’ai créé pour des 3ème et qui vient clôturer une séquence sur le cinéma: 
https://view.genial.ly/5c72838aa159c7762903282f

Lors de cet escape game entièrement numérique, les élèves sont invités à le cérémonie des Oscars.
Malheureusement les quatre enveloppes contenant les noms des quatre derniers lauréats ont disparu.
Les élèves ont alors une heure pour retrouver le nom des lauréats en résolvant des énigmes et prévenir les organisateurs.
Voici le padlet de ma séquence dans lequel cet escape game s’inscrit: https://padlet.com/IsaBeaub/ducq46asa0bh


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LESSON PLAN

 Japan starts nuclear fuel removal from Fukushima (April 17, 2019) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Japan has started removing fuel rods from the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Nuclear Reactors - Level 4  or  Nuclear Reactors - Level 5
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 :-)

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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NOTRE-DAME

Assassin's Creed creators pledge €500,000 to Notre Dame - 17 April 2019
"Ubisoft Montréal, which built a huge-scale virtual cathedral for its game Assassin’s Creed Unity, will donate to restoration efforts"

(theguardian.com)

BILLIONAIRES PLEDGE $700 MILLION TO NOTRE DAME - with videos and pictures - 16 April 2019
"Some of the wealthiest families in France have pledged to donate more than half a billion dollars to rebuild Notre Dame de Paris after the devastating fire.
So far, the moguls behind L’Oreal, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and other luxury brands, as well as some of France’s biggest companies,
have promised donations of nearly $700 million."
[HuffPost]

Notre Dame to Rebuild after the Fire - Text + Audio + Pictures - 16 April 2019
"It took 15 hours for 400 French firefighters to put out the fire at the 850-year-old Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral.
French President Emmanuel Macron pledged that Notre-Dame would be rebuilt.
French businessmen have also pledged hundreds of millions of euros for reconstruction."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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DOG FOUND 220 KILOMETERS OFF THAI COAST

Dog Found 220 Kilometers Off Thai Coast Safely Returns to Land
"The crew that found the dog quickly gave their new friend a name: Boonrod. The name means something similar to “survivor” in the Thai language."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"Oil rig workers take a picture with Boonrod, the dog they rescued at sea."

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ALCOHOL ADDICTION

Alcohol Addiction And The Best Rehab Centers For Treatment
"Those who binge drink are more likely to become dependent on alcohol later in life, and with 15 million people struggling with addiction,
it is more important than ever that people understand the negative effects of alcohol."

(rehabcenter.net)

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EXTINCTION REBELLION PROTESTS IN LONDON

Extinction Rebellion protests: photos from day four - 18 April 2019
"Guardian picture editors select the best photos from the fourth day of climate protests across London"

(theguardian.com)

Sajid Javid calls for 'full force of law' against Extinction Rebellion protesters - 18 April 2019
"Home secretary asks police to be firm against demonstrators ‘disrupting the lives of others’
+ Climate protesters climb on top of train at Canary Wharf – video

(theguardian.com)

More than 300 arrested at Extinction Rebellion protests in London - 17 April 2019
"Police cells filling rapidly, with reports of people being taken to Luton, Brighton and Essex.
There have been more than 300 arrests linked to the Extinction Rebellion protests across London and reports suggest the capital’s cells are rapidly filling up."

(theguardian.com)


"Police forces carry a protester to arrest him in Oxford Circus on Wednesday."

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EFFORTS TO SAVE ENDANGERED ANIMALS

One Family's Efforts to Save Endangered Animals - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 17 April 2019
"Imagine a world with no more wild animals: no elephants, no giraffes or lions.
To some people, that thought is too terrible for words. So, they are doing something about it."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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WORLD's LARGEST AIRPLANE

World’s Largest Airplane Makes First Successful Test Flight - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video + Quiz - 17 April 2019
"The world’s biggest airplane, called Stratolaunch, makes its first successful test flight in the United States."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"Stratolaunch makes its historic first flight from the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, Calif., Saturday, April 13, 2019."


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MUELLER REPORT

Mueller Details Trump's Attempts to Interfere with Investigation - Text + Audio + Pictures - 18 April 2019
"The U.S. attorney general released a redacted version of the special report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The report found no cooperation between the campaign of Donald Trump and Russia but did not completely clear him."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Mueller report: Trump 'tried to get special counsel fired' - 18 April 2019
"US President Donald Trump tried to get the man appointed to investigate his links to Russia fired, a long-awaited report has revealed."
+ Video: Trump on Mueller report: "This should never happen to another president again"
+ Video: US Attorney General William Barr on Mueller report findings
+ Video: Democrat Jerry Nadler accuses the attorney general of "waging a media campaign" for Trump

+ Video: US attorney general on Mueller report
+ Live updates: Reaction to Mueller report
+ What's new in the Mueller report?
+ The Trump-Russia saga in 350 words

+ Who's who in the Trump-Russia saga?
+ Mueller: America's most mysterious public figure
+ Trump's other legal headaches

(BBC)

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BALD EAGLES TO DEFEND BEACHGOERS

Bald eagles deployed to defend beachgoers from 'scary' seagull attacks
"Tourism bosses have hired two bald eagles to defend popular coastal beaches amid fears that seagulls are scaring away too many visitors...
There have been several incidents of people needing hospital treatment after being left bloodied and bruised by the vicious birds.(the seagulls)"

(telegraph.co.uk)


"Dorset firm Xtreme Falconry provided the two bald eagles,
who each have a 7ft wingspan and weigh 10lbs"

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