Fredrika Stahl - Tomorrow - Song
+ LYRICS: "Climb to the top to the tree
The sky is too covered to see
A picture of the horizon
A place where we can build a home
Fight it out. Loose or win
Can't let go, won't give in
The whole world is on hold now
We'll do anything to survive..."
Demain (English: Tomorrow) "is a 2015 French documentary film directed by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent.
Faced with a future that scientists say concern, the film has the distinction of not giving in catastrophism.
Optimistically, it identifies initiatives that have proven themselves in ten countries around the world:
concrete examples of solutions to environmental and social challenges of the twenty-first century,
be it agriculture, energy, economy, education and governance."
TOMORROW - Trailer
"Tomorrow - Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent
Many things have been tried to resolve the ecological and economic crises. They haven’t really worked.
According to Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohammed Yunnus, the strongest driving force in human beings is their desire and their imagination.
He believes that today we must make films and tell stories that spark the desire to build another world.
This is what Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent decided to do by lining up known solutions in all spheres side-by-side
to show what our society could look like tomorrow…"
US College Students Missing Meals to Drink More Alcohol- Text + Audio + Photos - 23 August 2016
"Alcohol appears in almost every movie and television program about life at U.S. universities.
Many students drink alcohol while many others avoid it completely.
But recent research shows the ideas and habits students have created about drinking in college may cause serious problems."
Driverless Cars to Carry Uber Passengers in Pittsburgh- Text + Audio + Photos - 24 August 2016
"Ride-sharing company Uber will begin using self-driving cars in a few weeks to carry passengers around Pittsburgh. Driverless vehicles are being tested
by other companies, but this is the first time the public will get to use them. The cars will have a driver as a backup to take control if needed."
Olympic Rewind: How Did Athletes Featured by VOA Perform in Rio?- Text + Audio + Photos - 24 August 2016
"VOA Learning English featured a number of Olympic athletes in the weeks and months leading up to the games.
Some athletes were from the U.S. but others were from around the world. See how they performed in this recap."
U.S. Swimmer Ryan Lochte Loses Sponsors- Text + Audio + Photos - 23 August 2016
"American swimmer Ryan Lochte admitted that he did not tell the truth about being robbed during the Rio Olympics.
The Olympic Games ended Sunday. A day later, he lost all four of his sponsors."
Six ways to tackle the gender pay gap- Article + Photos- 23 August 2016
"Women in the UK who return to work after having a baby continue to earn less than men for many years afterwards, according to a new report.
Part-time working, missed promotions and less experience are all contributing to what is being branded a "mummy tax"."
Airlander 10: Longest aircraft damaged during flight - Article + Photos + Video - 24 August 2016
"The world's longest aircraft - the Airlander 10 - has been damaged after nosediving on landing during its second test flight.
The 302ft (92m) long aircraft - which is part plane and part airship - was damaged during the flight from Cardington Airfield in Bedfordshire."
Welcome to the 4th Grade - Dwayne Reed - a song
"Instead of sending out the boring, old, "Welcome Back" newsletter, Mr. Reed, a first year teacher from Chicago, wrote a rap song for his 4th grade students, and recorded a music video to go along with it! The song and video emphasize the reality that hard work is a must,
but that school and learning can certainly be fun!"
Un petit Jeopardy intitulé Summer Review 2016
pour commencer l'année avec les 3èmes par un jeu portant sur l'actualité estivale et le questionnement.
Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges) retirera ce document le 31 août et le remettra après l'avoir fait en classe.
Italy quake: Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade - Article + Photos + Videos - 26 August 2016
"Italy has declared a state of emergency in the regions worst hit by Wednesday's earthquake as hopes of finding more survivors fade...
At least 267 people are now known to have died and 400 were injured. Teams have continued to search the rubble of toppled buildings for a second night.
However, hundreds of aftershocks have hampered the efforts of the 5,000 rescuers."
The Boy Who Learned To Fly- 23 August 2016
"This ELT lesson plan is designed around the theme of the Olympic Games and a short film based on the life of Usain Bolt film created
by Moonbot Studios and commissioned by Gatorade.
In the lesson students speak about sports and the Olympic games, watch a short film, retell a story and write a summary of a story."
Ryan Lochte: Speedo and Ralph Lauren among four to end sponsorship - 23 August 2016
"Four sponsors have dropped disgraced US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, including swimwear manufacturer Speedo and fashion label Ralph Lauren.
They were followed by announcements from skin care firm Syneron-Candela and Japanese mattress maker Airweave.
It comes after Lochte lied about being robbed at gunpoint by a policeman after a night out during the Rio Olympics...
On 19 August the New York Post carried a front-page headline describing him as the "Ugly American", along with the slogan "Liar, Liar, Speedo on fire"."
Instant diagnosis by smartphone: how artificial intelligence can save lives- 8 August 2016
"Drones that pick inaccessible crops and mobile phones that give medical advice are two of the ways AI can transform life in the developing world. Artificial intelligence (AI) will be a “game changer” in improving the lives of the world’s poor, according to the New York-based technology entrepreneur Jack Hidary. He says the technology needed to revolutionise inefficient, ineffective food and healthcare systems in developing countries is well within grasp."
What the 5,300-year-old Iceman wore (August 22, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Scientists studied the pieces of material that were on the body of a man who died in Europe 5,300 years ago." Try the same news story at these easier levels:Level 0, Level 1 or Level 2
More Surprises from the Deep Sea - Text + Audio + Pictures - 21 August 2016
"Scientists at the University of Hawaii studied 900 square kilometer region in the Pacific Ocean known as the Clarion-Clipperton Zone.
They were looking for ocean life, and were not disappointed by what they found." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Amnesty Report on Syrian Prisons Details ‘Catalog of Horror'- Text + Audio + Pictures - 20 August 2016
"A new Amnesty International report alleges the torture of tens of thousands of political prisoners in Syria.
The report also estimates more than 17,000 people died or were killed in Syrian military prisons since March 2011."
Immigrant Students Dream of Helping People- Text + Audio + Video - 20 August 2016
"Two students in the Nurse Aide training program at Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School share their stories
of how they are working to achieve their dreams of helping others by becoming health care workers in the U.S."
In English, Wolves Are Not to Be Trusted- Text + Audio + Video - 20 August 2016
"Yes, the animals can be dangerous. Yes, they could eat you. But why are wolves always so bad in English expressions?"
July was hottest month in recorded history (August 19, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"It's official. July was the hottest month on Earth since scientists started recording the planet's temperatures."
Try the same news story at these easier levels:Level 4 or Level 5
Green Screened Moments From The 2016 Summer Olympics In Rio
"Green seemed to be a dominant color in the Olympic Games Rio 2016 - the green Reals Brazil paid to host the games,
the green courts and fields where the games were played, the green backdrops, the green water in the pool..."