The US Mexican border (pdf)
PROJECT: Crossing La Linea Prohibida
Activités langagières niveau A2 / B1 CECRL (Ac. Grenoble)
HISTOIRE DES ARTS 2014 /2015 - 3°C & D (pdf)
- En quoi la question de la frontière Etats-Unis / Mexique peut-elle
être source d'inspiration pour les artistes ?
- En quoi l'ouevre d'art reflète-t-elle ou critique-t-elle le pouvoir ou la société ?
- (En quoi les super-héros sont-ils représentatifs de la société américaine ?)
Average Weight of American Men Increased 7 Kilograms in 20 Years- Text + Audio - 29 August 2016
"American men weigh about seven kilograms more now, on average, than they did 20 years ago.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, reported the finding earlier this month.
Over the 20-year period, the average height of men did not change."
Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya - Article + Photos + Video - 30 August 2016
"About 6,500 migrants have been rescued off Libya, the Italian coastguard says, in one of the biggest operations of its kind to date."
'They couldn't wait ... they jumped' - VIDEO- 30 August 2016
"Laura Lanuza, from charity Proactiva Open Arms, describes the scene as thousands of migrants were rescued from boats near the Libyan coast."
Driverless Roborace car speeds around Donington - VIDEO - 29 August 2016
"A prototype race car testing self-driving tech for the forthcoming Roborace contest has made its public debut at Donington Park's circuit.
The Devbot only completed one lap round the course without a human in control.
But the London-based investment fund behind the initiative - Kinetik - hopes to launch a competition featuring autonomous electric-powered cars racing against each other over the coming months."
The Fourth Olympic Medal
"On August 16, New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin collided with American Abbey D’Agostino as they were running the first heat of the 5,000-meter race
at the Rio Olympics. D’Agostino jumped up quickly, but instead of running off, she helped Hamlin to her feet and told her she had to finish the race.
But D’Agostino had injured her ankle. Hamlin held back to help her make it to the finish line... Both Hamlin and D’Agostino were awarded the Pierre de Coubertin medal. It’s a rare Olympic medal awarded for extraordinary sportsmanship,
and it’s only been bestowed 17 times before, beginning in 1964..."
"Pour la rentrée, une série de 11 nouveaux docs audio sur le brexit : ce que c'est,
les arguments pour et contre, le cas de l'Ecosse, le fonctionnement du parlement en GB, le rôle de la reine... C'est ici." (audio-lingua.eu)
Yellowstone: America's First National Park- Text + Audio + Photos+ Video - 26 August 2016
"The National Park Service has overseen the nation’s national parks for 100 years. Today, hear about the nation’s first national park, Yellowstone.
It is one of the great wild places left not only in America but the world."
Dozens of Wildfires Burn US West- Text + Audio + Photos - 26 August 2016
"The dry season means wildfire season in the western United States.
Fires blaze from California to Washington to Wyoming, and famous buildings and parks are in the way."
French Burkini Bans Revive Debate On Muslim Clothing- Text + Audio + Photos - 26 August 2016
"France’s top administrative court has ruled that French towns cannot ban burkinis — a kind of swimwear Muslim some women wear.
More than 30 towns had banned the burkinis. Leaders said they violate public safety after recent terrorist attacks."
Une petite idée de tâche finale de début d'année pour des élèves de 4ème-3ème: un mini pechakucha Tâche créée par Laurence Haquet(Ac. Rouen)
"Le PechaKucha est une présentation orale reposant sur 20 diapositives qui durent chacune 20 secondes.
La présentation dure donc 6 minutes et 40 secondes au total...."
You are what you eat - 1:10:31
"'You Are What You Eat' is a strange, psychedelic and convoluted film, as incoherent as its hippy brethren 200 Motels (1971) and Rainbow Bridge (1972).
It belongs with that small collection of movies in which more people own the soundtrack than have actually seen the film. The soundtrack is phenomenal. The bright yellow cover is as eccentric as the vinyl itself that features audio cut-ups, squealing Moog synthesizers, relentless psychedelic improvisations, lounge music, Tiny Tim oddities, and the final appearance of The Hawks before they changed their name to The Band.
The list of those involved with the film is an incredible roster of counter culture heroes and weirdos. Tiny Tim, The Electric Flag, Frank Zappa, Peter Yarrow, Paul Butterfield, Super Spade, David Crosby, Hamsa El Din, Barry McGuire, the radio personality Rosko and several others. And despite the talent involved the film is incredibly difficult to track down in any format other than a blurry, seventh-generation, chopped up version that most likely will get trapped in your VCR. "
English No Longer Requirement for New York City Taxi Drivers- Text + Audio - 27 August 2016
"The test to become a taxi driver in New York City will now be offered in foreign languages.
Supporters of the new bill say technology in cabs has replaced talking.
Read on to learn useful taxicab language -- just in case you actually need to speak to the driver."
Top 10 mythical creatures
"Dragons are not the only fantastical creatures out there – literature, myths, legends and folk tales from all around the world
are crammed with stories of weird, wonderful, dark and dangerous beasts. To celebrate the release of Pete's Dragon,
a delightful new spin on the Disney classic which invites audiences to believe in a boy and his magical pet dragon
and will make you feel like a child again, we look at 10 of the best..."
Notting Hill Carnival - by numbers - VIDEO - 26 August 2016
"Two million people attend Notting Hill Carnival every year, watch this video to find out more figures behind the street party."
World Bog Snorkelling Championships – in pictures- 29 August 2016
"Superheroes, mermaids and pink stetsons were in action at this year’s championships in the Waen Rhydd peat bog in Llanwrtyd Wells.
Entrants must negotiate two lengths of a 60-yard trench through the peat bog in the quickest possible time
without using any conventional swimming strokes."
US anthem and flag: Etiquette and law- Aticle + Photos + Video - 28 August 2016
"US American Football player Colin Kaepernick has attracted fierce criticism on social media for his refusal
to stand for the national anthem in protest at what he sees as racial injustice."
'I'm a refugee camp psychologist' - VIDEO - 29 August 2016
"A camp psychologist at the Kara Tepe refugee camp in Greece explains how refugees there take care of their mental health."
Immigrants Find Their American Dream in the Kitchen- Text + Audio + Photos + Video - 27 August 2016
"Some U.S. public schools provide English language instruction and job-specific training to adult immigrants in separate adult education programs.
One such school is Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School. VOA visits the school to find out how students learn to be chefs."
13 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Park Rangers
"Here are a few insights about what life is like as a park ranger for the NPS and other agencies,
from their biggest perils to some of their most special moments."