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21/08/2016


RIO 2016

2016 Olympics: Results
(BBC)

Medal Table
(BBC)

Has the Olympics been a success for Brazil? - 20 August 2016
"From a purely sporting perspective, Rio 2016 has been an extraordinarily successful Olympic Games."

+ Sailing concerns
+ Logistical problems

(BBC)

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20/08/2016


BRIDGE

Glass bridge: China opens world's highest and longest - Article + Pictures + Videos - 20 August 2016
"It connects two mountain cliffs in what are known as the Avatar mountains (the film was shot here) in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province...

But how safe is it?"
(BBC)

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RIO 2016

Police killings of favela residents continue as Games go on in Rio - 19 August 2016
"85,000-member security force holds poor communities in state of semi-siege not ‘to protect us,
but to segregate us’ from Olympic visitors, neighbours say."
(theguardian.com)

Amazing Olympic Photos on World Photo Day - Text + Audio + Pictures - 19 August 2016
"People around the world are posting photos to social media sites for World Photo Day."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SUMMER REVIEW

Summer review created by Emmanuelle Lacorre (Ac. Lyon)
- A quizlet portant sur les verbes qui pourront être utilisés pour commenter le PPT
- Summer Review - A PowerPoint Presentation

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BUILDING

China Opens World's Largest Building! Size Of 3 Pentagons 2016
"The fourth largest city in China, Chengdu, now has the world's largest standing building.
It could hold three Pentagons or 20 Sydney Opera Houses. Seth Doane reports."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Fabienne G. (Ac. Amiens)

 

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THE GRAND CANYON

The Grand Canyon: A Sight Beyond Words - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 19 August 2016
"Many writers have tried to describe the wonder of the Grand Canyon. They use words like mysterious, overpowering, and strange.
But it is not possible to put human meaning to such a place. The Grand Canyon truly is beyond words."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BASEBALL

New York City Baseball Program Improves Children's Lives - Text + Audio + Video - 19 August 2016
"An East Harlem community around East 101st Street has a baseball program celebrating its 25th anniversary.
The program is helping inner-city students succeed."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ISIS

Russia Defends Use of Iranian Base to Launch Syrian Airstrikes - Text + Audio + Pictures - 19 August 2016
"Russia is defending its use of an Iranian air base to launch airstrikes in Syria.
This week, Russia began launching attacks from Iran against Islamic State positions in Syria.
The Russian Foreign Minister denied a U.S. claim that his country’s use of the base may violate a UN resolution."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SPACE

China Launches First Quantum Satellite - Text + Audio - 19 August 2016
"A rocket named the Long March-2D launched the satellite into space. The launch site was in China’s northwest Gobi Desert."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SYRIAN BOY

Reaction to Image of Dazed, Injured Syrian Boy - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 18 August 2016
"People are reacting to the image of a dusty, wounded boy pulled from the rubble of an apartment building in Aleppo, Syria."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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DOWNLOAD

Télécharger et convertir les vidéos Internet avec Vidéo Download Helper
(articles.fr.softonic.com)

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Thanks to Isabelle F. (Ac. Grenoble)


STREET ART

Shoreditch’s 10 Best Streets to See Graffiti
(theculturetrip.com)

An interactive map of street art in Shoreditch
(hackneypost.co.uk)

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Thanks to Cécile B. (Ac. Limoges)


NUMERONYMS

The 411 on Numeronyms
"Numerals are often used in numeronyms: in combination with other numerals and with letters to represent a word, phrase, or concept. This post loosens the definition of numeronym to also include a numeral without one or more accompanying letters and with or without other symbols..."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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SONG

'Space Oddity' by David Bowie:
- Vocabulaire (match picture & word) http://learningapps.org/display?v=p4f2i2wq316
- Vocabulaire (match sound file & picture) http://LearningApps.org/display?v=pgh4djvy316
- "Qui veut gagner des millions" : compléter les expressions de la chanson : http://learningapps.org/display?v=ppok37pet16
- Texte à trous avec vidéo incluse : http://learningapps.org/display?v=pw6mqd9m516

+ Lesson plan (.odt)
+ Matching exercise (.odt)
+ Cloze (.odt)
+ Lyrics
(.odt)
Created by Corinne Desloges (Ac. Reims)

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Onomatopoetic words

It Sounds Like...Onomatopoeia! - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 18 August 2016
"Every language in the world has words that express sounds. These are called onomatopoetic words.
When a person says an onomatopoetic word, the sound of the word copies the natural sound the word is identifying."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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IMMIGRANTS / MIGRANTS

Greece rescues dozens of people after migrant boat runs aground - 19 August 2016
"Arrivals in last 24 hours brings official count of refugees and migrants stranded in Greece to just over 58,000...
Those now arriving on Greek islands from Turkey face deportation back to Turkey unless they successfully apply for asylum in Greece. While the deal has limited the flow, people still arrive and around 11,000 are stranded on a handful of eastern Aegean islands, most housed in overcrowded detention camps."

(theguardian.com)

Images from US Border Patrol facility reveal harsh conditions for immigrants - 18 August 2016
"Footage unsealed by federal judge gives most damning evidence yet of what some call abusive conditions for people detained at southern US border...
Groups working with immigrant detainees at the border have long complained that the inmates are treated inhumanely, kept in bare concrete cells that are freezing in temperature as a form of punishment. The colloquial word for the cells is “hieleras”, or ice boxes."

(theguardian.com)

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RIO 2016

Beyond the Olympics: Brazil through David Alan Harvey's eyes – in pictures - 19 August 2016
"David Alan Harvey’s shots of Rio and Bahia, taken over the course of a decade, look beyond the cliches of bikini babes,
crime-ridden favelas and Christ the Redeemer."

(theguardian.com)


Corcovado with its iconic Christ the Redeemer statue
overlooking Rio de Janeiro

Brazil Welcomes Refugees - Text + Audio + Video - 18 August 2016
"Before Europe began accepting people fleeing conflict in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, Brazil was one of the few countries
that would give Syrians and Palestinians a visa. Since 2013, thousands have arrived."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Rio 2016: the most memorable moments
(telegraph.co.uk)

Crossword English #38 — The Olympic Games
"Click here to download a PDF version or here to do online. Happy puzzling!"

(englishblog.com)

Rio 2016 quiz: identify the Olympians - interactive - 19 August 2016
(theguardian.com)

Summer Games 2016 - Everything you need to know - infographic
Sent by Bastien Hudelot

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TERRORISM

Terror deaths in Western Europe at highest level since 2004 - 18 August 2016
"The start of 2016 saw the highest number of terrorism deaths in Western Europe since 2004, BBC research has revealed."

(BBC)

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18/08/2016


WILDFIRES

Firefighters Battle Western U.S. Wildfires - Text + Audio + Photos + Video - 17 August 2016
"It is fire season in the western United States. In Southern California, firefighters face another day of difficult conditions.
A huge wildfire forced more than 80,000 people from their homes. But officials now have new aircraft to fight the fires."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LOOK AT

21 Words Stemming from the Latin Word for “Look At”
"A surprising number and array of English words derive from the Latin verb specere, meaning “look at.”
Each word, and its meaning and related forms, appears below..."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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GAME

Jeu pour travailler l’alphabet en 6e: WORDSHAKE (ppt)
Créé par Dulce Araujo (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

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17/08/2016


MISBEHAVING

How Should Schools Deal with Misbehaving Students? - Text + Audio - 15 August 2016
"What should school officials do when a student demonstrates very bad behavior in class?
Some say removing “bad” students from school can lead to more school drop outs and arrests.
But others say suspending students is necessary so other children trying to learn can do so
."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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EXERCISE

One Hour of Exercise a Day Fights Damage of Sitting - Text + Audio - 15 August 2016
"When it comes to your health, It seems that sitting too much may be as bad for you as smoking.
If you sit for many hours a day in a traditional office job, you may be interested in a new study."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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RIO 2016

Aussie Olympian’s impressive junk food binge after bowing out of the Rio Olympic Games - 15 August 2016
"Sawan Serasinghe’s meal consisted of six burgers, six portions of large fries, 40 chicken nuggets and six brownies — that’s around 6,000 calories in total.
Serasinghe admitted he was disappointed to have lost his final match at the Olympics, but after “months” of clean eating he was keen to go all-out on the smorgasbord of calorific treats reported The Sun."

(news.com.au)


He said: "Now it's time to eat some junk food after months of eating clean!"

 

Two Rio show jumpers disqualified for overuse of whip and spurs - 15 August 2016
"Jur Vrieling and Nicola Philippaerts can still compete in team events."

((theguardian.com)

Usain Bolt Wins Third 100-Meter Gold Medal - Text + Audio + Video - 15 August 2016
"The weekend had more Olympic firsts. Usain Bolt won the 100-meter race for the third time. No runner did that before.
Monica Puig won Puerto Rico’s first-ever gold medal. And a pair of Irish rowers gave a first-rate interview."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Rio Olympics 2016: Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby sent home for handshake snub - 15 August 2016
"Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby has been sent home from the Olympics after he refused to shake the hand of Israeli opponent Or Sasson after their bout...
The IOC say his conduct was "against the spirit of friendship embodied in the Olympic values"."

(BBC)


"Islam El Shehaby, in blue, declines to shake hands with Israel’s Or Sasson at the end of their bout."

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SPORTS

173 years of incredible sport photos - 17 August 2016
Amazing images of the human body in motion
"As the Olympics come to a close, Fiona Macdonald looks at a new book and exhibition featuring images
that have celebrated the human body in motion for almost two centuries."
(BBC)


Avi Torres of Spain sets off at the start of the 200m freestyle heats,
Paralympic Games, Athens, September 1, 2004

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GUANTANAMO

Guantanamo Bay: US in largest detainee transfer under Obama - Article + Videos - 16 August 2016
"The US says it has sent 15 Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United Arab Emirates
- the largest single transfer during President Barack Obama's administration.
The Pentagon says the transfer of 12 Yemeni nationals and three Afghans brings the total number of prisoners down to 61 at the US facility in Cuba...
President Obama wants to close the prison before he leaves office."

(BBC)

US Announces Single Largest Transfer of Guantanamo Inmates - Text + Audio - 16 August 2016
"A total of 15 people were transferred from the Guantanamo Bay prison to the United Arab Emirates as the prison's population continues to decrease."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US ELECTIONS

Donald Trump calls for 'extreme vetting' of immigrants to US - Article + Video - 16 August 2016
(BBC)

What Trump's hand gestures say about him - VIDEO - 16 August 2016
"New Yorkers tend to use a lot of hand gestures," and Donald Trump is no exception.
Body language expert Mary Civiello breaks down the top five gestures Donald Trump uses when he speaks."

(BBC)

The secret history of trumpism - 16 August 2016
"The Republican intellectual establishment is united against Donald Trump
– but his message of cultural and racial resentment has deep roots in the American right."

(theguardian.com)

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TORTOISES

The top-secret tortoise sanctuary of Madagascar - 16 August 2016
"Madagascar's conservationists are working in secrecy to protect one of the world's most beautiful tortoises from poachers, writes journalist Martin Vogl."

(BBC)

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TASER

Dalian Atkinson death raises concerns about police Taser use - 16 August 2016
"Campaigners say disproportionate use of device on black people is indicative of police institutional racism."

(theguardian.com)

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CINEMA

The Words "is a 2012 mystery romantic drama film, written and directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal in their directorial debut...
Clayton Hammond (Dennis Quaid) attends a public reading of his new book, The Words.
Clayton begins reading from his book which focuses on a fictional character named Rory Jansen (Bradley Cooper),
an aspiring writer who lives in New York City with his girlfriend, Dora (Zoe Saldana)...
The second part of the reading details Rory’s encounter with "The Old Man" (Jeremy Irons) in New York City's Central Park,
who reveals himself as the true author of the manuscript and that it was based on his life in Paris..."

(Wikipedia)
"A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work."
(imdb)

 

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REFUGEES / MIGRANTS

Australia to close Manus Island asylum centre - 17 August 2016
"Australia has agreed to close a controversial asylum-seeker detention centre in Papua New Guinea (PNG)...
Asylum seekers currently held on Manus Island could be moved to a facility in the Pacific nation of Nauru."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Greek islands see rising numbers in camps - 17 August 2016
"Save the Children says the number of migrants arriving in the Greek islands has nearly doubled in recent weeks, putting pressure on overcrowded camps."
(BBC)

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CLOTHES

Scientists make self-repairing clothes (August 16, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Humans have learnt many things from nature that help us in our daily life. The latest thing is self-repairing clothing."
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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FOOD

This Is What Happens When A Fly Lands On Your Food
"Flies eat really gross stuff like poop, rotten meat and toxic trash, and they vomit enzymes onto their food, or our food as the case may be, before they eat it.
But that's not how flies transfer some of the over 200 types of bacteria they may be carrying around, because as this DNews video shows
the nasty stuff is actually sitting on the little hairs all over their legs and body."

(neatorama.com)

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SELFIES

11-year-old girl, parents drown in selfie accident near Peshawar - 16 August 2016
"An 11-year-old girl drowned on Tuesday after falling into a river while attempting to take a selfie and her parents also died trying to save her, officials said."
(dawn.com)

Tourist plunges to death trying to take selfie at waterfall in Peru - 4 August 2016
"A South Korean tourist lost his footing while trying to take a selfie at a waterfall in Peru...
He wanted to take a self-portrait at the waterfall but while he was looking for a good place to take it, he fell0"

(telegraph.co.uk)

A German tourist plunged to his death while posing for a photo at Machu Picchu - 4 August 2016
"Oliver Park, 51, fell 100 metres from a cliff while posing for a photograph of himself jumping as if in flight in the Peruvian Andes...
The selfie craze has resulted in a disturbingly high number of deaths – so far this year there have been more than 20 incidents 
in which people died while taking selfies. India has the highest number of fatalities resulting from the trend...
‘Selfie’ fatalities happen most commonly from heights, in or near water and on train tracks. Certain areas in some countries have banned
selfies and selfie sticks due to the risk they can pose to both humans and animals."

(rt.com)

Taking a Selfie: More Dangerous than Fun?
"Learn more about the dangers of taking a selfie and how to overcome the 'selfie obsession'."

1 – A Selfie Reveals Your Location
2 – A Selfie Gives Out Personal Information
3 – A Selfie Shows What People Look Like
4 – A Selfie Sends the Message that “You Are Not Home”
5 – A Selfie Shows Actions People Do
6 – A Selfie Reveals Others’ Identities
7 – A Selfie Gives Out Details about Your Family

8 – Taking a Selfie Can Become Addictive
Taking a Selfie Can Turn Deadly
(nobullying.com)

5 Best Examples Of Why Selfies Can Be Dangerous (And Fatal)
(hongkiat.com)

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ANIMALS

American may face charges for spearing Canadian bear - 16 August 2016
"Officials in Canada's Alberta province have said they plan to ban spear hunting after an American posted a video of himself impaling a black bear...
Spear hunting is illegal in Ontario, Canada's most populous province, but not in Alberta."

(BBC)

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