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APRIL 2019 - PART 1 - NEW SITES

 

 

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



08/04/2019


METAPHOR / SIMILE

What is the difference between metaphor and simile?
"The terms metaphor and simile are slung around as if they meant exactly the same thing..."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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LESSON PLANS

Happy Easter!
Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens) a exploité cette video avec ses élèves :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qX0jjuJjvg

avec une fiche d'exploitation :
http://www.mediafire.com/folder/w3871dx1q9tht/Happy_Easter_2019

 

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Delphine Darrieumerlou (Ac. Bordeaux) vous propose une fiche de travail "ELLIE'S 30 FUN FACTS" déclinée en deux versions 
sur une jeune Youtubeuse britannique dont voici la présentation disponible en ligne :
https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/ellie-louise-32861.php
La vidéo d'origine disponible sur Youtube dure 8 minutes, c'est pourquoi elle l'a raccourcie et découpée en 2 vidéos de 2m40s et 1m40s.

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Voici une fiche de travail sur "ST PATRICK'S DAY SONG"
La vidéo est sur Youtube, Delphine Darrieumerlou (Ac. Bordeaux) la joint ainsi que le format audio dans le dossier en ligne :

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_APu9ENLQd26ZGJZ8u8EOrmNByV_4zOr

Pièces jointes :

St Patrick's Day_song=A1 activities
St Patrick's Day_song=A2 activities




EDUFIND

EDUFIND - A free database of all accredited English schools
"Edufind has been around since 1996 as an English grammar guide, but in the past year we’ve rebuilt the site, modernized it, and shifted the focus to English language schools. We run the school database as a place for adult ESL learners to find and compare schools. Currently the site has all 1,600 accredited English language schools in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and five more countries. There are no fees involved for students or schools, and students who are interested in a school just get in touch with the school directly."

(edufind.info)

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FIRST FEMALE BLACK MAYOR

Chicago elects Lori Lightfoot as first female black mayor - 3 April 2019
"The US city of Chicago has made history by electing an African-American woman as its mayor for the first time...
Ms Lightfoot is also the city's first gay mayor and celebrated on-stage with her wife and daughter...
Seven other US cities including Atlanta, New Orleans and San Francisco are now also led by black women."

+ The city curing gun violence like a disease
+ Life and death on the lost streets of Chicago
+ Kanye West donates to mayor candidate

+ Chicago officer jailed for murder of black teen
+ The female judges making history in Texas
+ How women are changing the face of Congress

(BBC)


"Lori Lightfoot (left) celebrated her victory
on Wednesday with her wife and daughter"

LORI LIGHTFOOT WINS CHICAGO MAYORAL ELECTION - with a video - 2 April 2019
"Lori Lightfoot won Chicago’s election for mayor and will become the first black woman to lead the country’s third-largest city.
Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor, is also Chicago’s first openly gay mayor and had been head of a police oversight board."

[HuffPost]

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MONEY LAUNDERING GANGSTERS

What's the new weapon against money laundering gangsters? - 2 April 2019
"Money laundering accounts for up to 5% of global GDP - or $2tn (£1.5tn) - every year, says the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
So banks and law enforcement agencies are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to help combat the growing problem. But will it work?...
ThetaRay boss Mark Gazit says AI can spot patterns of criminal behaviour...
In the UK alone, financial crime Suspicious Activity Reports increased by 10% in 2018, according to the National Crime Agency."
+ Video: The dangerous world of teen "money mules"

(BBC)

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POLLUTION

Drinks bottles now biggest plastic menace for waterways – report - 8 April 2019
"Plastic bags only 1% of plastic in freshwater after sustained efforts to reduce their use"

(theguardian.com)



Toxic air will shorten children's lives by 20 months, study reveals - 3 April 2019
"Global air pollution crisis is taking its greatest toll on children in south Asia...
Air pollution reduces life expectancy by 20 months on average worldwide, and more than 30 months in south Asia...
Air pollution is responsible for more early deaths than many better known health risks"

(theguardian.com)


"Toxic air can cause stunted lung development in children."


Plastic in paradise: the battle for the Galápagos Islands' future – video - 3 April 2019
"The Galápagos Islands are supposedly one of the most pristine locations on the planet, but plastic pollution arriving by sea is threatening this unique habitat and wildlife.
Leah Green travels to the islands to see how our reliance on plastic is affecting even the most remote of locations,
and to see how the archipelago is hoping to lead the worldwide fight against plastic"

(theguardian.com)

 

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BREXIT

Nicola Jennings on Theresa May's Brexit talks with Jeremy Corbyn – cartoon
(theguardian.com)



How seven hours of rows and recrimination at Cabinet produced a surprising shift towards a soft Brexit - 2 April 2019
(telegraph.co.uk)


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NATO

NATO Quietly Marks 70th Anniversary - Text + Audio + Pictures - 2 April 2019
"The North Atlantic Treaty Organization started as an alliance to balance Soviet military power in Europe.
After 70 years, it has expanded and played an important part in conflicts in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.
But some experts warn the defense burden should be shared more."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"President Donald Trump shakes hands with with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg
during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Washington."

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MAR-A-LAGO

Arrest at Trump’s Florida Property Raises Security Concerns - Text + Audio - 5 April 2019
"A woman carrying technology to spread a computer virus was arrested last month at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property.
The arrest shows the unusual security situation at a place where paying guests can come and go."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

PROTECTING THE PRESIDENT’S PLAYHOUSE - with a video - 3 April 2019
"Yujing Zhang’s arrest at Mar-a-Logo carrying four cellphones, a laptop computer, an external hard drive and a thumb drive containing computer malware has revived concerns about security at the presidential refuge. Mar-a-Logo combines social functions, world diplomacy and extraordinary access to the president. Hundreds of members frequent it and President Donald Trump’s other private clubs, which function as working resorts even when Trump himself visits, creating challenges that test the Secret Service."

  [AP]

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Kirstjen NIELSEN

Kirstjen Nielsen: US Homeland Security chief resigns - 8 April 2019
"The US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, who enforced some of President Donald Trump's controversial border policies, has resigned...
Her resignation came after the president indicated he wanted to follow a "tougher" immigration policy.
He has often accused Ms Nielsen of not being tough enough.
In recent months, illegal crossings from Central America have surged and Mr Trump has threatened to close the Mexico border."
+ Video: US child migrants: Five things to know
+ Video: Trump: one-year warning for Mexico to stop drugs, people

+ Trump team resignations and sackings - with pictures
(BBC)

Kirstjen Nielsen resigns as Trump homeland security secretary - 8 April 2019
"In a tweet on Sunday, Donald Trump said: “Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service.
I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the current US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will become Acting Secretary.
I have confidence that Kevin will do a great job!...
The previous May, the New York Times reported that Trump had humiliated her in front of the entire cabinet, castigating her for failing
to reduce the numbers of undocumented migrants entering the US from Mexico. The newspaper said she considered quitting then.”
+ Trump says the US is 'full' on visit to US-Mexico border – video

(theguardian.com)

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IMMIGRATION VIOLATIONS

ICE ARRESTS HUNDREDS IN WORKPLACE RAID - with a video - 3 April 2019
"Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted its largest workplace raid in a decade on Wednesday,
arresting more than 280 employees at the CVE Technology Group in Allen, Texas,
for “administrative immigration violations,” which generally are for being unauthorized, not for committing any other offense...
ICE agents went into the offices of CVE Technology Group in Allen, Texas, and arrested more than 280 employees for “administrative immigration violations,”
which generally are arrests for being unauthorized, not for committing any other offense.
The agency said in a news release that those arrested were “unlawfully working” in the U.S.
"
[HuffPost]

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ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES BOEING 737

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 pilots 'could not stop nosedive' - with pictures and videos - 4 April 2019
"The Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed last month nosedived several times before it hit the ground, a preliminary report has said."
+ Video: Ethiopian Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges seeks Boeing review

+ Video: Boeing 737 crashes: What went wrong?
+ Analysis: What does the report mean for Boeing?
+ What has Boeing done since the crash?
+ Who are the victims of crash?
+ What went wrong with Boeing 737 Max?
+ What do the 737 crashes mean for Boeing?

(BBC)

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THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE WITH TIGERS

The people who live with tigers - 2 April 2019
'In the dense mangrove forests straddling the India-Bangladesh border, tigers and a mythical goddess unite Hindus and Muslims."

Start the gallery!
(BBC)

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ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Animal Hospital Saves Wild Animals from the City - Text + Audio + Pictures - 7 April 2019
"An animal hospital near Johannesburg is helping wild animals who are not used to living near a big city."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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FAMOUS PROVERBS

Famous Proverbs from a Famous Man - Text + Audio - 6 April 2019
"In American history, Benjamin Franklin was famous for his proverbs."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"This is a statue of Benjamin Franklin. He is known for many proverbs that are still widely used today."

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02/04/2019


LESSON PLANS

Passwords to be replaced by Web Authentication - "Harder" (1st April) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"It looks like login usernames and passwords are set to be replaced by a more secure system called Web Authentication."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Web Authentication - Level 4  or  Web Authentication - 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)

 


PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES

All About Prepositional Phrases, with Over 60 Examples
"This article contains every common preposition in the English language. Isn’t it nice to know that you can learn them all?
A list of every common verb or every common noun would be very long…"

+ List of Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases Examples
(dailywritingtips.com)

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45 Offbeat Holidays to Celebrate in April

45 Offbeat Holidays to Celebrate in April - with photos - 01 April 2019
(mentalfloss.com)

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MOTHER RUSSIA

Mother Russia: South Florida Experiences a Rise in ‘Birth Tourism’ - Text + Audio - 30 March 2019
"Every year, hundreds of pregnant Russian women travel to the United States to give birth.
The reason: The U.S. Constitution gives citizenship to any person born on American soil."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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GREEN

Green Means Spring and Other Things - Text + Audio - 30 March 2019
"Spring in the U.S. means the landscape is turning green. So, it's only appropriate that we teach some green idioms and expressions!
Some may surprise you. Have you ever met a "green-eyed monster?" Is having a "green thumb" a good thing or something that needs a doctor's care?
Read on to find out."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BREXIT

Brexit and the cold war: Tuesday’s best photos - 02 April 2019
"The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world"

(theguardian.com)


"Anti-Brexit protest signs are displayed in London"

WHAT’S NEXT FOR BREXIT - with VIDEOS - 01 April 2019
"Against the backdrop of a Conservative Party leadership race and talk of a looming general election, MPs will on Monday hold a second round of so-called indicative votes on alternatives to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal. The option expected to get a House of Commons majority is for a customs union — a much softer Brexit than the one offered by the prime minister. The vote isn’t binding, but the PM will come under intense political pressure to adopt whatever parliament decides."

[HuffPost]

Brexiteers descend on Parliament 'like Cromwell's army' amid calls of Brexit betrayal on day UK was supposed to leave - 29 March 2019
"Protesters calling for Brexit rallied across London as MPs voted on Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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US-MEXICO BORDER BRIDGE

Migrants held under US-Mexico border bridge - VIDEO - 30 March 2019
"United States officials say they're seeing an "unprecedented" surge in Central American asylum seekers arriving at the US-Mexico border.
In El Paso, Texas, US Customs and Border Protection is holding some migrants under a bridge due to what they say is a lack of space in processing facilities.
President Donald Trump has threatened to close the US border if Mexico does not do more to stop migrants reaching the United States."

(BBC)

 

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KHASHOGGI'S CHILDREN

Saudi Arabia is 'paying large monthly sums to Khashoggi's children' - 02 April 2019
"The children of the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have reportedly received luxurious houses and large monthly payments
from the Saudi government as compensation for their father’s death...
Khashoggi’s two sons and two daughters were all given houses in the coastal of Jeddah worth around $4 million (£3 million) each
and are receiving monthly payments of $10,000 or more."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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THE QUEEN'S BREAKFAST

This Is What The Queen Eats Before Breakfast
(msn.com)

The Surprisingly Simple Meal Queen Elizabeth Eats for Breakfast Every Day
(rd.com)

Everything the Queen eats and drinks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
(independent.co.uk)

What Queen Elizabeth II Eats For Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner
(ibtimes.com)

What does the Queen eat for breakfast? You WON'T believe the answer - with a video
(express.co.uk)

(Thanks to MC. S)

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