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AUGUST 2018

09 - International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
12 - International Youth Day
15 - India Independence Day
21 - 29 - National Park Week
23 - International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
25 - 27 - The Notting Hill Carnival
26 - Women's Equality Day
26 August - 3 September - The Burning Man Festival



06/08/2018


LESSON PLANS

France bans smartphones in schools (August 04, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"France has voted to ban smartphones and personal tablets from schools."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Smartphone Ban - Level 4  or  Smartphone Ban - Level 5
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Most British people take tea bags on holiday (August 02, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Over half of British people take tea bags with them when they leave Britain to go on holiday or go on a business trip."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Tea Bags - Level 0Tea Bags - Level 1 or  Tea Bags - Level 2
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Sleeping with a fan could be bad for us (July 31, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Many people cannot sleep without using a fan, but scientists say this could be bad for us."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Fans - Level 4  or  Fans - Level 5
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Doctors warn over application of suntan lotion (July 27, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Doctors are warning people to use suntan lotion correctly or risk serious burns or skin damage"

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Suntan Lotion - Level 4  or  Suntan Lotion - Level 5
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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COLLECTIVE NOUNS FOR GROUPS OF ANIMALS

50 Collective Nouns for Your Favorite Groups of Animals - with pictures
(mentalfloss.com)

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ONLINE TOOLS TO HELP YOU WRITE THE PERFECT ESSAY

Top 10 Online Tools to Help You Write the Perfect Essay
(dailywritingtips.com)

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WRITING A VERY SHORT SUMMARY

Micro-editing: Writing a Very Short Summary, Abstract or Synopsis
(dailywritingtips.com)

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HOW TO WRITE A SHORT STORY

How to Write a Short Story: Six Crucial Steps
(dailywritingtips.com)

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Steven SEAGAL

Actor Steven Seagal made special US-Russia envoy - 5 August 2018
"Russia has appointed the US actor Steven Seagal as a special envoy to improve ties with the United States."

+ Steven Seagal faces sex harassment claims
+ Steven Seagal denies Bond girl assault
+ Harassment in Hollywood: Who's been accused?

(BBC)


"Steven Seagal (left) has praised President Putin's policies"

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'APPLE'

Apple becomes world's first trillion-dollar company - 2 August 2018
"Computing and mobile phone giant beats Amazon to landmark after its shares hit $207.05"

(theguardian.com)

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INJURIES

Common Hiking Injuries and How to Treat Them
- an in-depth resource about first aid tips while being in the outdoors - with pictures
(montemlife.com)

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LOMBOK

Lombok: Scores die as quake again hits Indonesian island - with pictures and videos - 6 August 2018
"At least 91 people are now known to have died after a powerful earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok."
+ Video: Moment the quake struck caught on camera
+ Video: 'Expect strong Lombok quake aftershocks'
+ In pictures: Damaged homes and evacuations in Lombok

+ Are earthquake warnings effective?
+ History of deadly earthquakes

(BBC)

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AIR POLLUTION

Air pollution linked to changes in heart structure - 3 August 2018
"Study shows correlation between levels of exposure to fine particulate matter and chamber enlargement seen in early stages of heart failure"

(theguardian.com)

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SCHOOL

School where refugees are the teachers - with pictures - 1 August 2018
"Teaching his native Arabic to students online has been a game changer for Syrian refugee Sami as he makes a fresh start in the UK."

(BBC)

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3-D GUN

US judge blocks release of 3D gun blueprints amid uproar - with pictures and a video - 1 August 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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FEARS RISE OVER LA SHERIFF 'GANGS'

Police violence, cliques, and secret tattoos: fears rise over LA sheriff 'gangs' - 6 August 2018
" Investigation faces skepticism amid concerns that groups, linked to a history of attacks on inmates, are resurgent"

(theguardian.com)

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THEME PARKS

Amusing ourselves to death: 12 theme parks where the danger is real - with videos - 11 July 2018
(avclub.com)

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2018 Edinburgh Art Festival

2018 Edinburgh Art Festival – in pictures - 27 July 2018
"Edinburgh’s dynamic visual arts scene is celebrated in the 15th annual art festival with more than 50 exhibitions at more than 45 venues"

(theguardian.com)


Family Tree by Robert Powell, 2018 / The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh

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BEAUTIFUL LAKES

Britain's 21 most beautiful lakes - 21 pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)


The Serpentine, London

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CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF ALL TIME

The 100 best children's books of all time
(telegraph.co.uk)

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SCIENCE FICTION

The Evolution of Science Fiction - 22 July 2018
"Science fiction speculates on the march of science and technology.
The best science fiction raises questions about how those things affect humans and the way we live.
PBS Digital Studios looks at the development of science fiction from Frankenstein to Black Panther with a delightfully animated video."

(neatorama.com)

 

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HARRY POTTER

Kinect Harry Potter 3 & 4 ème Année ! avec le Lycée Georges Pompidou
(YouTube)

 

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OCEANS

The oceans’ last chance: ‘It has taken years of negotiations to set this up’ - with pictures - 5 August 2018
"Wildlife in most of the lawless high seas faces an existential threat from fishing, shipping and the military. Next month, a landmark UN conference could finally bring hope"

+ Quick guide: The Antarctic model
+ Unprotected oceans
(theguardian.com)

Almost all world’s oceans damaged by human impact, study finds - with pictures - 26 July 2018
"The remaining wilderness areas, mostly in the remote Pacific and at the poles, need urgent protection from fishing and pollution, scientists say...
Only 13% of the world's oceans remain as wilderness"

(theguardian.com)

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PLASTIC

Wave of plastic hits Dominican Republic
"This was the scene on a beach in the Dominican Republic after a storm on Thursday.
We spoke to the organisation who shot the footage of the plastic on the shoreline."

(BBC)

 

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ANIMALS

Where have all the Pig Island penguins gone? World's largest colony collapses - with pictures - 31 July 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

Skomer puffin photographers are crushing birds to death in search for perfect shot, say wardens - 31 July 2018
"Photographers are standing on puffin nests and killing the birds inside them in the search for a perfect picture, wardens at Skomer Island have said...
In most parts of the UK and Europe numbers of the endangered bird are in decline. "

(telegraph.co.uk)


An Atlantic Puffin holds a mouthful of sand eels on the island of Skomer,
off the coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales

These six species are about to be sacrificed for the oil and gas industry - with pictures
(theguardian.com)

Saving the world’s most trafficked animal - the pangolin - with pictures
(bbcearth.com)

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FACEBOOK

Facebook found to be promoting 'dangerous' homemade cancer cures - 4 August 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

Facebook investigates data firm Crimson Hexagon - 21 July 2018
"Facebook has suspended a US-based analytics firm while it investigates concerns about the collection and sharing of user data."

(BBC)

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MIGRANTS

Hundreds storm border fence into Spain's north Africa enclave of Ceuta - with pictures - 26 July 2018
"Incident follows warnings over country’s ability to cope with rising migration numbers"

(theguardian.com)

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PRESCRIPTION

Medical cannabis to be made available on prescription, Sajid Javid announces - 26 July 2018
"The Home Secretary said cannabis-derived products that meet safety and quality standards will be reclassified by the autumn
so that they can be prescribed by specialist clinicians without the need for a special licence."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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TRUMP / PRESS

New York Times tells Trump: Don't call reporters enemies of the people - with pictures and a video - 29 July 2018
"The publisher of the New York Times has urged President Donald Trump not to continue labelling reporters "enemies of the people",
saying it could "lead to violence" against the media."
+ Video: Fox v MSNBC: How the news divides America

+ Why Trump attacks the media
+ How Trump 'enemies' remark echoes tyrants
+ Reality Check: Are journalists increasingly under attack?

(BBC)

CNN reporter banned: Fox joins outcry after exclusion from White House event - 26 July 2018
"Fox News stands ‘in strong solidarity’ after Kaitlan Collins excluded from meeting of Donald Trump and Jean-Claude Juncker"

+ Banned CNN reporter questions Donald Trump – video
(theguardian.com)

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NORTH KOREA / US

North Korea working on new missiles, US officials say, despite thaw - with pictures and a video - 31 July 2018
+ Video: Nukes, Trump Towers and human rights - what might peace look like between the US and North Korea?

+ Trump-Kim summit: Why did they meet?
+ Is North Korea sticking with its nukes?

+ Why North Korea is in no hurry to please the US
+ Deciphering what happened in Singapore

+ What were the results of the Trump-Kim summit?
+ Did the summit rhetoric match reality?

(BBC)

North Korea: US 'detects new activity' at ICBM factory - 31 July 2018
"Photos and infrared imaging indicate vehicles moving in and out of the facility at Sanumdong"

(theguardian.com)

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CARTOON

Martin Rowson on Donald Trump's relationship with Vladimir Putin – cartoon
(theguardian.com)


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CAVE HEROES

Thailand mural celebrates cave heroes - 4 August 2018
"The artwork, by national artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, features the people that rescued the schoolboys and coach who were trapped for more than two weeks inside a cave."

(BBC)

 

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RIDING WITH NATIVE AMERICANS

Riding with Native Americans – in pictures - 3 August 2018
"To mark the 150th anniversary of the Fort Laramie peace treaty between the Sioux nation and US government, the Lakota people rode 400 miles
from Green Grass in South Dakota, home to their spiritual leader, Arvol Lookinghorse, to Fort Laramie in Wyoming, where the treaty was signed"

(theguardian.com)

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LIBRARIES

The world's most beautiful libraries – in pictures - 1 August 2018
"In a new Taschen book, the Italian photographer Massimo Listri travels around the world to some of the oldest libraries,
revealing a treasure trove of unique and imaginative architecture"
+ ‘Spectacular’ ancient public library discovered in Germany

(theguardian.com)

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Mark ZUCKERBERG / Elon MUSK

Mark Zuckerberg takes on Elon Musk in the race to bring the internet to the entire world - 23 July 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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THE RACE FOR SPACE

The billionaire rocketmen: Branson, Musk and Bezos in the race for space - but who will get there first? - 24 July 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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