How to Speak Cockney - Anglophenia Ep 36
"Have a butcher's at this video with your china plates. Not sure what this means?
Learn how to speak Cockney rhyming slang with Anglophenia's Kate Arnell... "It’s not 100 percent known how cockney rhyming slang — the replacement of a common word with a rhyming phrase — came about, but it’s typically thought that the tricky word play was a type of code amongst groups of people in 19th century London who wanted to speak to each other without others being able to understand (for instance, street merchants who were haggling with customers). The “tricky” part is, in almost all cases, the omission of the secondary rhyming word, making the origin and meaning of the phrase unknown."
Migrant crisis: Why do politicians seem unable to act? - 28 August 2015
+ Video: The rules governing immigration to the EU - explained in 90 seconds
"Thousands of migrants are trying to reach Europe to escape war zones in the Middle East and poverty and turmoil in Africa.
Germany has suspended the Dublin regulation - a system where asylum seekers must make their applications in the first EU country they reach - for Syrians."
""We can't cope!" is the collective cry from across Europe, as the huddled masses spill onto its shores
and scramble over hastily-assembled razor wire fences."
Are these England's most beautiful pubs? - with PHOTOS - 28 August 2015
"They may not have a historical pedigree stretching back centuries, but 20 pubs across England built between World War One
and World War Two have just been deemed important enough to be granted listed status."
The Longer View: Football transfers
"From national pastime to big business, football has changed a lot over the years
and today's huge transfer fees are an indication of how money influences the game.
From John Charles to Gareth Bale, football transfers have a long history of hitting headlines.
From the first £1m player to free transfers within Europe, the beautiful game has become a booming industry."
'A Horseman in the Sky' by Ambrose Bierce - - Text + Audio + Video
"Carter Druse lived in Virginia, a southern state during the American Civil War.
He had a tough decision to make - should he join the Confederate Army or the Union Army?
Read this classic American Story to find out what decision he makes, and what it means to his father and fellow soldiers."
Europe's life-jacket capital- 28 August 2015
"The city of Izmir on Turkey's Mediterranean coast has long been known as a tourist destination.
But now people fleeing Syria's civil war are using it as a staging post on their journey to Europe and providing shopkeepers
with an unmissable business opportunity, reports the BBC's Manveen Rana."
Migrant crisis: Four arrests over Austria lorry deaths- Article + Video- 28 August 2015
"Hungarian police say they have arrested four people over the discovery of the bodies of 71 migrants, thought to be Syrian, in a lorry in Austria.
Three of those arrested are Bulgarian and one is Afghan."
Senegal migrant town Tambacounda mourns its lost sons- 27 August 2015
"People in one of Senegal's poorest areas are in mourning after dozens of their loved ones lost their lives in shipwrecks off the Libyan coast
as they tried to make the treacherous journey to Europe. The BBC's Laeila Adjovi visited them."
J'ai le plaisir de vous annoncer que l'application GRAVIR (Gestion Rapide et Autonome des Verbes IRréguliers) est opérationnelle.
Elle permet d'aider les enseignants à gérer les l'enseignement des verbes irréguliers avec leurs classes. Quelques mois de fonctionnement l'an dernier avec une centaine de membres nous ont permis d'améliorer le produit.
Version de base (gratuite)
- L'enseignant s'inscrit et créée ses classes (4°2, 3°A, 305...)
- Il coche au fur et à mesure les verbes irréguliers vu avec les classes
- Il obtient tout au long de l'année la liste des verbes vus, liste qu'il peut consulter ou imprimer. Les élèves peuvent également accéder à cette liste également et l'imprimer.
Dans la version premium :
- L'enseignant peut proposer à ses élèves 2 modules d'entraînement sur les verbes vus en classe
- Il bénéficie de la fonction Imprimer ou Projeter un test aléatoire en un clic à partir des verbes vus.
UK net migration hits record high- VIDEO - 27 August 2015
"Net migration to the UK is at an all-time high, reaching 330,000 in the year to March, the Office for National Statistics has said.
The figure - the difference between the number entering the country and those leaving - is more than three times higher than the government's target."
Viewpoint: Treat refugees as a development issue- 27 August 2015
"Europe is facing a mass influx of refugees from outside the region for the first time in its history, as people flee persecution and conflict in countries such as Syria and Iraq. And its politicians are struggling to find a coherent response."
Europe migrants: Tracing perilous Balkan route to Germany- Article + Photos + Videos - 26 August 2015
"For many thousands of migrants heading to Europe from the Middle East, the long route to a new life
now lies through Greece and the Western Balkans with the ultimate destination in Germany and other northern EU countries."
Galactic Suite Design "is an aerospace design company based in Barcelona, Spain.
The company develops concepts, design and interiors of habitats and vehicles.
The project that first brought the company into the public eye was the Galactic Suite Space Resort,
which intends to develop a private small space station at LEO, the orbital segment of a space tourism experience,
which will also include intensive training on a tropical island."
10 Strange Secret Societies That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
"Arguably the most famous one – the Freemasons – really isn’t all that secret...
Many people have heard of the Illuminati, of Skull and Bones and of the Rosicrucians...
But what about the clandestine groups that were, in fact, more secret? The ones that nobody remembers any more; the ones that thrived
– and died – in the shadows? We did some digging, and found traces of some fascinating organisations."
20 Countries that are Used as Dumping Grounds for Your Waste
"The safe disposal of waste, especially electronic waste, remains a challenge for many industrialized countries.
Due to the difficulties and cost associated with proper disposal of waste that contains hazardous components
it is often simply shipped to developing countries as used products.
A lot of effort has been made to curb the dumping of waste in countries without the proper facilities to handle these products,
but in many places the practice continues."
Confiscated ivory crushed at Thai ceremony - VIDEO - 26 August 2015
"Thailand has destroyed more than two tonnes of illegal ivory in a public ceremony.
Tom Milliken, from the international wildlife trade monitoring network, Traffic, said
the Thai government wanted to show its commitment to ending the illegal trade in ivory.
Thailand's prime minister put the first tusk into a large crushing machine before ivory tusks, trinkets and jewellery were destroyed." (BBC)
VisitEngland | RWC 2015 | INTERNATIONAL AD
"England in 2015 offers more than just rugby. So wherever you’re from, discover your England...
To celebrate the Rugby World Cup 2015 VisitEngland has called upon a host of international ‘super fans’ and unique English characters
to give a special performance of the unofficial national anthem ‘Jerusalem’.
Available to view in 4K, the film showcases iconic attractions and landscapes from across the country, including Hadrian’s Wall, The Tyne Bridge, Brighton Pier, the Yorkshire Dales, Bath’s Royal Crescent, Tower Bridge and Twickenham."
The Real History of Rugby
"With the Rugby World Cup 2015 in England too big to miss, VisitEngland presents The Real History of Rugby.
From its invention by William Webb Ellis at Rugby School in 1823 to the first ever streaker,
at Twickenham in 1974 anything else is a load of old balls."
Europe commissioner: 'EU has duty to protect refugees' - VIDEO - 25 August 2015
"Europe's commissioner for migration has promised "a war against people smugglers" and said
migrants who have travelled to the EU for purely economic reasons will be returned home.
Dimitris Avramopoulos also said that refugees fleeing conflict are entitled to be in Europe.
Chris Buckler reports from Athens."
Migrant crisis: The fence being built to keep the migrants out - VIDEO - 24 August 2015
"The number of migrants trying to reach Europe is continuing to rise, with many travelling through Hungary
in an effort to get into the EU's passport free zone.
More than 120,000 migrants have arrived there this year, triple the number in 2014.
In an effort to stem the flow, the government in Budapest is building a 110 mile long fence along its border with Serbia.
Ed Thomas reports from the border between Serbia and Hungary."
Could consumer tech help tackle wildfires?- VIDEO - 25 August 2015 "Firefighters in Santa Barbara, California are combining consumer thermal imaging technology and drones to help monitor wildfires.
Drought and high temperatures has seen large parts parts of the western US ablaze.
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak reports."
How drones are transforming movies - VIDEO - 22 August 2015
"Getting closer than a helicopter, higher than a crane, and as steady as a dolly
- drones are fast becoming an essential part of the professional filmmaker's kit.
Compact drones can now carry heavy camera equipment into the air for spectacular aerial filming
and shoot rock-steady shots in the most unforgiving of environments.
BBC Click's Spencer Kelly went to Norway for a demonstration from film production company Fram Film."
Could ambulance drones appear on the battlefield? - VIDEO - 3 June 2014
"Removing casualties from remote battlefields is often dangerous and highly skilled work for helicopter pilots.
But a prototype air ambulance drone developed by Tactical Robotics is hoping to make these evacuations safer.
Part funded by the Israel's Ministry of Defence, the AirMule, has a top speed of 120 knots (140 mph, 190 km/h)
and can reach an altitude of 12,000 ft (3,600 m).
BBC Click's Jen Copestake reports."
Study Finds Fewer Tigers Than Once Thought - VIDEO - 24 August 2015
"A population count in 2004, found 440 tigers in the Bangladeshi part of the Sundarbans forest, the world’s largest mangrove forest.
But, a recent study found only 182."
H-Burns - In The Wee Hours
+ LYRICS: "at night sometimes I can't fake it I close up and get out of sight oh to drive down the Seventy five, in some foolish quest to make it back If I don't start turning around now I' ll end up on the crazy side..."
(in the wee hours = "aux petites heures du matin" in French)
Dismaland "is a temporary art project organized by street artist Banksy, constructed in the seaside resort town
of Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England. The secretive pop-up exhibition at the Tropicana, a disused lido,
is "a sinister twist on Disneyland" that opened during the weekend of 21 August 2015.
Banksy has described it as a "family theme park unsuitable for children."
Banksy created ten new works and funded the construction of the exhibition himself. The show features 58 artists of the 60 Bansky originally invited to participate, and is scheduled to run until 27 September 2015, for 36 days, with 4,000 tickets available for purchase per day. "
George Washington: President, Man, Myth- Text + Audio
“First in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”
That was how one of George Washington’s friends and fellow soldiers described him at his funeral.
He left a long list of accomplishments. Even today, George Washington remains one of the most important people in U.S. history."
Making Noise, Studying the Quiet- Text + Audio- 22 August 2015
"Researchers want to know how humans and animals are affected by noise pollution.
They have already learned that car noise causes migratory birds to flee and fail to gain weight.
They have found that noise lessened the ability of the birdwatchers to identify recorded bird sounds."
More Latin for Your English!- Text + Audio- 22 August 2015
"In part two of our series on Latin’s influence on American English, we learn more Latin words and phrases.
From popular movies to rock songs, Latin is used very frequently in American English."
Migrant flow through Macedonia resumes - Article + Photos + Video - 23 August 2015
"Thousands of migrants have resumed their journey north through Macedonia and into Serbia after Macedonia reopened its border with Greece."
Train track wait for Macedonia migrants - VIDEO- 23 August 2015
"The authorities in Macedonia have been allowing undocumented migrants to cross the border from Greece unopposed,
after scenes of chaos on Saturday as they stormed police lines..."
Macedonia migrants: Groups board train at border - Article + Photos + Video - 22 August 2015
"Macedonian authorities have allowed some migrants to board a train north overnight,
as many more remain trapped on the country's border with Greece."
Macedonia migrants: Truncheons and riot shields used - Video - 22 August 2015
"Macedonia has defended its handling of security at the country's border with Greece,
where migrants were beaten back with truncheons and riot shields.
Thousands of refugees clashed with police, and the government declared a state of emergency as the migrants
- many from the Middle East - try to reach northern EU states."
Rats Trained to Find Land Mines in Cambodia - Text + Audio + Video- 21 August 2015
"They can search an area of 100 square meters in less than 20 minutes. A human would need four or five days to examine the same area.
Land mines have killed an estimated 20,000 Cambodians since the civil war ended 40 years ago."
Movie Shows Rap Group 'Straight Outta Compton'- Text + Audio + Video- 21 August 2015
"The music genre known as gangster, or gangsta, rap was born in the poor, dangerous neighborhood of Compton, in Los Angeles, California.
The violence of street life there and tense relations between the community and police influenced the sound."
5 digital sources of thought-provoking art for classrooms
"Pictures can do so much more than say a thousand words. Beyond having the power to transport students to another country or era, art can cement class ideas, give life to a historical personality, or enhance (and sometimes, reinvent) stories from classical literature or modern novels...
The following is a set of my favorite museum websites, YouTube channels, art history/visual arts resources, and arts education blogs. I’ve collected them during my studies and throughout blog writing. They can be applied to many content areas, age levels and specialties.
Here are some suggestions for how they can be made relevant in certain courses..."
An Introduction to Parliament "This short animation introduces the UK Parliament, including its structure, how laws are made, holding Government to account
and how you can get your voice heard. View the whole film here in around eight minutes, or pick a chapter using the links below...
Chapters: 1:08 Parliament Structure: the function and make-up of the three parts of Parliament. 2:46 Holding Government to Account: how Parliament checks and challenges the work of Government. 3:51 Making Laws: follow the making of a law from proposal to becoming an Act of Parliament. 5:10 Elections and Voting: the different types of election and a look in detail at the general election. 6:35 Your Voice: how to have a voice in Parliament, from voting to petitioning and campaigning." (YouTube)
How does the House of Lords work?
And what are the roles and responsibilities of its Members?
This animation gives a range of opinions to help you tackle this question with your students. You can also download the supporting teachers' pack on the Parliament website.
Explore all the House of Lords resources at: http://www.parliament.uk/lords-resource"
What is the House of Commons?
"Explore the House of Commons, including how it all began, its main functions, how its members are elected and the role of MPs."
The mysterious tale of Charles Dickens's raven
"Charles Dickens’s beloved pet raven not only inspired the author but other great artists. Lucinda Hawksley tells the story of a charismatic bird...
Although there is no concrete proof, most Poe scholars are in agreement that the poet’s fascination with Grip was the inspiration
for his 1845 poem The Raven. "
(BBC) Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot(Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)
'The Return of a Private' by Hamlin Garland- Text + Audo + Video
"A soldier is returning from the American Civil War. As he gets closer to home, his fears begin.
He worries about how he will take care of his family and farm. He is tired and weak, and has little money.
How will his wife react to this man who has changed so much from the one she knew?"
Prologue : Welcome to Hogwarts
"Voici certainement ma séquence préférée entre toutes, une plongée dans l'univers d'Harry Potter pour faire réviser aux élèves un tas de choses de 6e : jour/heure pour l'emploi du temps, must/can pour le règlement, les vêtements, les affaires scolaires, et j'en passe.
En tâche finale, les élèves jouent le rôle d'un parent d'élève face à Dumbledore pour connaître l'organisation de l'école,
mais ils auront fait plein de choses avant cela dont une petite visite sur Diagon Alley qui est vraiment une partie de plaisir partagé.
Voici sur TpT plusieurs documents créés pour cette séquence..."
Chapter 1 : Willy Wonka's Casting
Première séquence de lecture suivie en 5e avec comme trame de fond Charlie et la Chocolaterie.
En tâche finale, les élèves font passer le casting pour élire le meilleur candidat. C'est une séquence qui a en général beaucoup de succès. Voici les worksheets utilisées..."
Chapter 1 - Let's Stop Bullying
"Voici une séquence que j'avais délaissée l'an passé et qui m'a manquée au point que j'avais envie d'y revenir.
Les élèves ont toujours beaucoup de choses à dire sur le sujet, et il n'est pas difficile de trouver des documents authentiques sur le sujet.
En anticipation de la séquence, j'utilise deux documents qui interpellent les élèves..."
The 10 weirdest superhero films
"Hollywood’s superhero obsession has recently spawned some quirky comic-book adaptations, such as Ant-Man
- but these are not the strangest in the genre. Luke Buckmaster rounds up the most bizarre."
Where Yeats spoke with ghosts "Alice Miller travels through Ireland, from Sligo to Dublin, following in the footsteps of one of the greatest poets of the 20th Century. William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet, Senator, Nobel Laureate – and a firm believer in ghosts."
Scientists Test Ways to Save Rhinos - Text + Audio + Video - 19 August 2015
"The African rhino is a endangered species. One of its kind, the northern white rhino is on the brink of extinction in the wild. Only four remain.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is home to three of the world’s last rhino. Scientists are using two different experiments to try to save them."
More Comparisons Between English Tests - VIDEO - 19 August 2015
"An international student offers her own advice about taking two of the major exams of English language knowledge for foreign speakers."
Noodle makeover: How one Japanese migrant made it in the US - Article + Photos + Video - 18 August 2015
"Hidehito Uki was just 20 years old when he decided to leave Japan to start a small noodle company in Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. More than 30 years later, his family business has expanded massively with factories in the east and west of the United States."
Jared Leto - COPS CALLED After Airport Scuffle - 18 August 2015
"Jared Leto was just questioned by cops at LAX after a friend he was traveling with allegedly slugged a photog in the face...
no arrest was needed. We're told Leto's friend shook hands with the pap and both went on their way."
Reports of doping cover-up in athletics (August 18, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"An article in the British newspaper The Sunday Times claims that around a third of the world's top athletes at a major event cheated by using drugs."
‘Highly Effective’ Ebola Vaccine Developed in Guinea - VIDEO - 18 August 2015
"Researchers say they have developed a vaccine that is highly effective at preventing the disease Ebola.
The World Health Organization says the vaccine has so far been 100 percent effective in tests in Guinea."