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08/08/2015


DOGS

Newfoundland Dogs Help the Italian Coast Guard Save Lives - 5 August 2015
"The Newfoundland dog breed has been nicknamed the lifeguard dog and with good reason. 
Aside from their intelligence and gentle disposition, these dogs are known for bravely saving swimmers in distress."

(mymodernmet.com)

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SPACE / SONG

Chris Hadfield – Feet Up
"about his personal experience with the lack of gravity in space."

(YouTube)

 

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SELF-DEFENSE

The Self-Defense Umbrella
"An initiative by Vodafone m-pesa to protect and empower women in small towns. A reminder that safety, after all, is in their own hands."

(YouTube)

 

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AT THE FUNFAIR

At the funfair - Worksheets
- Une fiche de vocabulaire sur les attractions / manèges / stands / confiseries dans les parcs + Correction
- Une fiche de travail sur l'épisode "Mind the Baby Mr Bean" (Mr Bean au parc d'attraction) + Correction

Créées par Karine GAVOILLE (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

 

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US ELECTIONS 2016

Top Republican Presidential Candidates Debate - Text + Audio - 8 August 2015
"Event marks the launch of the 2016 presidential campaign.
As expected, billionaire businessman Donald Trump was the center of attention during the debate.
The candidates strongly criticized President Obama’s immigration policies, the Iran nuclear agreement and Hillary Clinton."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Republicans give their reaction to presidential debate - VIDEO - 7 August 2015
(BBC)

Defiant Donald Trump dominates US Republican TV debate - VIDEO - 7 August 2015
(BBC)

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07/08/2015


SONGS

Run The Jewels on Ferguson: 'Riots work' - VIDEO - 6 August 2015
"It is a year since black teenager Michael Brown was shot dead by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
The 18-year-old was unarmed and his shooting led to riots, both in Ferguson and across America.
Acclaimed rap band Run The Jewels are outspoken on racism and on the night that a grand jury decided
not to indict the police officer that killed Brown - sparking the worst riots to date - they drove into the area to perform.
In this special video for the BBC, Killer Mike and El-P explain why they think riots work and what it was like to perform on such an emotive night.

(BBC)

 

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Nickelback - Rockstar
"Nickelback's music video for 'Rockstar' from the album, All The Right Reason."

(YouTube)
The lyrics are below the video on YouTube.
"I'm gonna trade this life for fortune and fame...
Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar...
We'll all stay skinny 'cause we just won't eat
And we'll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars..."

 

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ENSEIGNER EN CLASSE BILANGUE

Stage "Enseigner en classe bilangue" - mars 2010
- with documents

(ac-lyon.fr)

Enseigner en classe bilangue (mai 2010)
(ac-lyon.fr)

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CANCER

Cancer May Result from Mixtures of "Harmless" Chemicals - VIDEO - 7 August 2015
"When we are told that chemicals are safe to use on our bodies or in and around our homes, we believe they are just that - safe.
Could a mixture of “safe” chemicals cause cancer? A group of scientists was told to answer that question."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ANIMALS

Second American Accused of Illegally Killing Lion in Zimbabwe - Text + Audio - 7 August 2015
"Officials in Zimbabwe have accused a second American of killing a lion illegally.
Last week, Zimbabwe’s government asked the United States to extradite American Walter Palmer.
They say he illegally killed a rare, black-maned lion. The killing of the lions has launched a debate over trophy-hunting."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Little Wallaby Loves His Teddy Bear - 5 August 2015
"Twitter user Tim Beshara of Tasmania sends along this photo by Gillian Abbot, a wildlife caretaker.
It shows Doodlebug, an orphaned wallaby. He doesn’t have his family anymore, so he hugs his teddy bear."

(neatorama.com)

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US PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

Republican 2016 debate: Who were the winners and losers? - 7 August 2015
(BBC)

First US Presidential Debate: What Will They Say Next? - Text + Audio - 7 August 2015
"On August 6, the 10 candidates with the most public support will argue issues and politics in front of a live audience.
The event will be broadcast on television as it happens. It will be the first of 11 debates planned through next March.
Experts say most people will watch to see Donald Trump."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

US election 2016: How have early frontrunners fared? - VIDEO - 5 August 2015
"Thursday's Republican debate marks the first contest of the 2016 presidential campaign season - and the field is certainly crowded.
But both parties have their frontrunners, with Donald Trump on top for the Republicans and Hillary Clinton leading the Democrats.
However, history shows that those leading the polls 15 months before the election don't always stay on top.
So what's happened to those early leaders in the past?"

(BBC)

A fun guide to the 10 Republicans who made the debate - 4 August 2015
"Welcome to the first US presidential primary debate - the first round in the longest electoral game show in the world.
Ten lucky Republican candidates have managed to squeeze in enough name-recognition to win a spot on stage."

(BBC)

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SPACE

Trouble in orbit: the growing problem of space junk - 5 August 2015
"In 2014, the International Space Station had to move three times to avoid lethal chunks of space debris.
The problem also threatens crucial and costly satellites in orbit. So what is the scale of the space junk problem, and what can we do about it?"

(BBC)

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Obama announces new Clean Power Plan (August 06, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The U.S. president Barack Obama has announced a new plan to combat climate change. It is called the Clean Power Plan."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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UK

UK - Fiche à l’attention de classes de segpa et/ou 6°
Créée par Cécile Jeanneau (Ac. Bordeaux)

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MALALA / REFUGEES / MIGRANTS

Migrant 'chaos' on Greek islands - UN refugee agency - Article + Photos + Video - 6 August 2015
(BBC)

Australia says it turned back Vietnamese asylum seekers - 6 August 2015
"Australia has confirmed it sent 46 asylum seekers back to Vietnam after intercepting their boat off the coast of Western Australia last month."

(BBC)

Rescue hopes fade for migrants after boat capsizes in Mediterranean - Article + Photos + Video - 6 August 2015
"Search teams in the Mediterranean say they do not expect to find any more survivors
from a boat carrying around 600 migrants which sank off Libya."

(BBC)

Malala Yousafzai Urges Leaders to Buy Books, Not Bullets - VIDEO - 5 August 2015
"The youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, celebrated her 18th birthday by opening a girls’ school in a Syrian refugee camp
in Lebanon. She demanded more attention for the refugees and that world leaders spend money for education instead of arms."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CINEMA / ROBOTS

Eva "is a 2011 Spanish science fiction film directed by Kike Maíllo...
The film is set in 2041, in the time when humans live along with machines. Álex (Daniel Brühl), a renowned cybernetic engineer,
returns to Santa Irene to carry out a very specific mission for the Robotic Faculty — to create a child robot..." 

(Wikipedia)

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DRONE

Drone drops package of drugs into Ohio prison yard - 5 August 2015
"Ohio officials are investigating after a drone dropped a package full of illegal drugs into a prison yard, sparking a fight over the contraband...
The package contained small amounts of marijuana and heroin."

(BBC)

Prison drone dropped heroin, marijuana and tobacco - 4 August 2015
(mansfieldnewsjournal.com)

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STORY

The Boarded Window by Ambrose Bierce - Text + Audio + Video
"A lonely old man lives in a log cabin alone. One window of the cabin has been boarded over for years.
What is the mystery behind this strange window?
Learn what happened the night the old man lost his wife in this classic American short story by Ambrose Bierce."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

The Boarded Window by Ambrose Bierce - VIDEO with the text
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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HACKERS

Are hackers helping or harming us? - 6 August 2015
"Every week, almost every day, hackers are poking holes in the devices we carry, drive and use.
Over the past couple of weeks the numbers and severity of the flaws these technical wizards have found have hit fever pitch...."

(BBC)

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HIROSHIMA

Hiroshima
(Wikipedia)

In pictures: Hiroshima, the first atomic bomb - 6 August 2015
(BBC)

The Longer View: Nuclear explosion - Timeline with VIDEOS - 6 August 2015
"Seventy years ago the world first witnessed the devastating power of nuclear weapons as atom bombs were dropped
on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Fear of a repeat dominated the subsequent Cold War.
There were alarmist information campaigns and mass protests calling for nuclear disarmament, but that did not stop
a significant proliferation of nuclear weapons, and the US drawing up the ‘star wars’ programme to defend itself from space."

(BBC)

List of links to articles about the first atomic bombing
(digg.com)

Neatorama also has some essential reading material on the subject:

A Thousand Cranes

The Unluckiest Train Ride

Nuclear Quotes: The Crew of the Enola Gay

Photo Collection: The Aftermath of Hiroshima

The Long Shadow Of The Manhattan Project

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04/08/2015


SHOES

Beyonce buys £200,000 pair of shoes from Jewellery Quarter company - 2 August 2015
"The biggest name in pop will sport a pair of House of Borgezie Princess Constellation stilettos, costing a cool £200,000, for her next video.
And that perfect figure will be wrapped in the elite Jewellery Quarter company’s gem-studded, gold basque belt
- an accessory some will consider a waist at £55,000."

(birminghammail.co.uk)

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US-MEXICO BORDER

Inside US-Mexico border 'drug tunnel' - VIDEO
"Security forces in Mexico have discovered an underground tunnel leading to the United States.
The unfinished tunnel, in the border city of Tijuana, is believed to have been built by the Sinaloa cartel
with the aim of smuggling drugs into America."

(BBC)

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DINOSAURS

DINOSAUR EXHIBIT INDIANAPOLIS - 5 July 2015
(angrydino.hol.es)

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FIRES

California fires: Evacuation orders given to 13,000 - Article + Photos + Video - 4 August 2015
"Evacuation orders have been given to 13,000 people in California as firefighters struggle to contain some 20 wildfires."

+ 'Rocky' fire rages over 90sq miles in California - Video
(BBC)

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03/08/2015


DRONES

The man who plans to be ringmaster - of a drone circus - Article + Photos + Video - 3 August 2015
"Amsterdam will host the first ever drone circus later this year. Rose Eveleth talks to the man behind the machines."

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ROBOTS

HitchBOT scientist: 'Sometimes bad things happen to good robots' - VIDEO - 3 August 2015
"A robot that hitch-hiked around Europe and Canada has been smashed to pieces in the United States.
HitchBOT, who was created as part of a social experiment to see whether robots can trust humans,
had spent weeks successfully hitchhiking his way from town to town.
The robot was trying to cross the United States and had got as far as Philadelphia.
One of HitchBOT's creators Dr Frauke Zeller, Assistant Professor at Ryerson University in Toronto, explains what happened."

(BBC)

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GREETING

27 ways to greet students
(pinterest.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

ONOMATOPOEIA

Onomatopoeia
(flickr.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.



PICTURES

Cecil The Lion And 160 Endangered Animals Projected On Empire State Building
"For three hours Saturday night, the Empire State Building’s facade was lit by up to 40 projectors shining striking images of 160 different endangered species. “Projecting Change” was organized by the Discovery Channel to promote its new documentary Racing Extinction,
which airs this December."

(boredpanda.com)

Le lion Cecil et les autres grimpent sur l'Empire State Building - Diaporama
"Comme King Kong avant eux, le lion Cecil et les autres ont grimpé sur l'Empire State Building.
Pour sensibiliser l'opinion publique aux risques de disparition des animaux en danger,
des images animées géantes ont été projetées samedi sur le bâtiment emblématique de New York."

(20minutes.fr)

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MIGRANTS

Immigration Bill: Landlords 'must evict' illegal immigrants - 3 August 2015
"Landlords will be expected to evict tenants who lose the right to live in England under new measures to clamp down on illegal immigration."
(BBC)

Calais migrants sprayed with tear gas - Video - 2 August 2015
"French police have used tear gas to force back a group of migrants who had cut through fencing at the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais..."

(BBC)

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CONSTITUTION

James Madison, Father of the Constitution - Text + Audio + Video - 3 August 2015
"James Madison was one of the youngest and softest spoken members of the Constitutional Convention. He was certainly the shortest.
But he was one of the most important founders of the U.S. government. How did he get the delegates to agree to his ideas?"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SONG

CocoRosie - We Are On Fire
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"I used to have eyes, the colour of sky
Now I can see, in the middle of the night...
Now I’m haunting and I’m looming 'round
The old church yard and the damn dog pound..."

(azlyrics.com)

 

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING

US Calls Fight Against Human Trafficking a 'Must Win' - Text + Audio - 3 August 2015
"The US has promised not to give up its fight against human trafficking.
The State Department released its 2015 report on human trafficking this week..."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ART

Underground Station in Capital to Become Arts Center - Text + Audio + Video - 3 August 2015
"An underground streetcar station in Washington, D.C's historic Dupont Circle district was closed 50 years ago. Now it is getting a new life.
A plan calls for turning the spacious underground platforms into a space for art shows, talks, concerts and even a film set."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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POLLUTION

Warning System Keeps Swimmers Out of Polluted Water - VIDEO - 2 August 2015
"Researchers are using computer models to predict the quality of ocean water. It now takes 18 to 24 hours for a laboratory to test the water.
Public health experts say that amount of time can and should be reduced."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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01/08/2015


CECIL THE LION

In pictures: Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion - 1 August 2015
"Cecil the lion was a favourite with the tourists who visited Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. Here's a selection of some of their photos...
Walter Palmer, a US dentist from Minnesota, is believed to have paid about $50,000 (£32,000) to hunt down Cecil."

(BBC)

Zimbabwe 'seeks lion Cecil's killer' Walter Palmer from US - 31 July 2015
"The US dentist who killed a lion in Zimbabwe should be extradited to face charges,
Zimbabwe's Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri has said."

(BBC)

Cartoon: Mac on Lion-killing Dentist Walter Palmer - 31 July 2015
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION + VOCABULARY + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

Lion Killer - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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WALES / SPORTS

Adventure holidays: the seven wonders of Wales
" From zip wires to a man-made surfing lake, we choose the seven new outdoor wonders of modern-day Wales."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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MIGRANTS

Calais migrant crisis: 'Too many people to count' - VIDEO - 31 July 2015
(BBC)

Calais migrants: Inside 'The Jungle' migrant camp 'village' - VIDEO - 30 July 2015
(BBC)

Calais migrant crisis: Cameron warns UK is 'no safe haven' - Article + Photos + Videos - 30 July 2015
(BBC)

Why is there a crisis in Calais? - 30 July 2015
"The British and French governments are coming under increasing pressure to deal with the migrant crisis in Calais
from where thousands of people have tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in an attempt to get to the UK."

(BBC)

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STEREOTYPES

US Student Filmmakers Fight Racial Stereotypes - Text + Audio + Video - 30 July 2015
"Three high school students in Maryland explore the problems that can result from having beliefs about people based only on their race.
The film project is based on minority students talking about their thoughts and experiences.
The producers show the film in classrooms and hold discussions after."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Changing Arctic Conditions Threaten Polar Bears - Text + Audio + Video - 30 July 2015
"Researchers, following the animals on the Arctic, discovered sea ice is melting faster than predicted, making it harder for polar bears to survive. They are calling on nations to reduce greenhouse gases. If that does not happen, polar bears could one day disappear from our planet."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TAX HAVENS

Why do offshore tax havens still exist? - Article + Photos + Video - 30 July 2015
"Described by the former British cabinet minister Vince Cable as "sunny places for shady people", tax havens are much maligned."

(BBC)

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NUCLEAR

North Korea: 'No Interest at All' in Nuclear Deal - Text + Audio - 29 July 2015
"U.S. special diplomat to North Korean talks is meeting with Chinese and South Korean officials about restarting talks with North Korea on its nuclear program. However, North Korea has said it is not interested in giving up its weapons. The six-party talks were suspended in 2009."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SPACE

Great robotic missions to explore space - 30 July 2015
"The world watched in awe as the New Horizons spacecraft sent back the first detailed pictures of Pluto.
And this week, scientists published results from the Philae lander which touched down on a comet last year.
Such missions not only add to our scientific knowledge, they cause cultural shifts that expand our perception of ourselves
and our place in the Universe. Here are five other robotic space missions that have also had that effect."

(BBC)

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STORY

'Feathertop' by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Text + Audio + Video
"This classic American story features a scarecrow that comes to life. Find out what adventures he has as he looks for love and admiration.
His only problem is that he has to keep puffing on the pipe the witch gave him. If he stops - something terrible may happen!"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BREAKFAST

What 12 highly successful people eat for breakfast
(businessinsider.sg)

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PHRASAL VERBS / SPORTS

TALK2US: Phrasal Verbs About Sports and Activities - VIDEO
"Caty and Ashley talk about "getting into" cycling and "trying out for" a team.
You can get a good language "work out" by watching their video."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CARTOON

The ultimate virtual reality experience
(neatorama.com)

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ESPIONAGE

The Longer View: Espionage
"From the early days of the Secret Service to the murky circumstances of Alexander Litvinenko’s death,
the covert world of spies and intelligence rarely comes to light. When it does, the revelations tend to make headline news.
The mystery and secrecy that surrounds the world of espionage has intrigued the public
since the inception of the Secret Service over a century ago."

(BBC)

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SANDWICHES

13 Sandwiches from all over the World
"How many sandwiches from around the world do we actually know?
Some have international reputations, like the panini or the croque monsieur.
Some are definitely worth getting to know better, such as the choripán or the Gatsby.
All of them have great stories to tell..."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


MAGNA CARTA

Magna Carta 800 Years song and lyrics
"To celebrate 800 years since the Magna Carta was signed in 1215, this song was part of the Horrible Histories special:
Crooked King John and Magna Carta-Series 6 Episode 1."

(horriblehistoriestv.wordpress.com)

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Thanks to Evelyne Vittoz (Ac. Amiens)

 


PLUTO

The Word: Pluto
(thewordofthemonth.com)


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