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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



26/08/2018

LESSON PLAN

Cyril Dussuchaud (Académie de Limoges) a préparé une présentation du futur 'dive coaster' canadien
avec vidéos et applications ludiques pour travailler le vocabulaire des parcs d'attractions et le questionnement en HOW notamment.
http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/my-applis-meal/applis-4emes/an-amusement-park.html


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THE PERFECT RESUME

10 Tools and Resources to Write the Perfect Resume
(dailywritingtips.com)

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LOMBOCK QUAKES

Lombok: deadly quake hits island recovering from string of tremors - with a map and videos - 20 August 2018
(theguardian.com)

 
Residents run in panic after fresh 6.3 magnitude quake jolts Indonesia's Lombok

New earthquakes on Indonesian island Lombok kill 5 and trigger fresh panic - with pictures, a map and videos - 20 August 2018
"Multiple earthquakes - including a powerful and shallow 6.9-magnitude tremor - rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday,
  killing at least five people and setting off fresh waves of panic."

VIEW GALLERY
(telegraph.co.uk)

Lombok earthquake: Strong tremors shake Indonesian island - with pictures, a map and a video - 19 August 2018
"The Indonesian island of Lombok has been shaken by two strong earthquakes, after weeks of tremors that have killed hundreds of people...
The island has been rocked by hundreds of quakes and tremors since 29 July."

+ In Pictures: Chaos on Lombok and Bali after earthquake
+ Facebook regrets insensitive quake balloons
+ 'People had shards of glass in their legs'
+ History of deadly earthquakes
+ Video: 'Expect strong Lombok quake aftershocks'

(BBC)

Lombok: magnitude-6.3 earthquake rocks Indonesian island - with videos - 19 August 2018
"Quake was also felt in neighbouring island of Bali and comes two weeks after earthquakes killed 460"
+ Residents run in panic after fresh 6.3 magnitude quake jolts Indonesia's Lombok – video

(theguardian.com)

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LONDON CRIME

London crime: Police called to shootings in Westminster and Brent as three people rushed to hospital - 21 August 2018
"London was again hit by a fresh wave of crime on Monday night as officers scrambled to two separate shootings."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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TRUMP / TIME MAGAZINE

La couverture de Time magazine (du 23 Août 2018) illustre bien la situation dans laquelle est Donald Trump.
(YouTube)

 

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TRUMP / Jeff SESSIONS

Jeff Sessions: US attorney general hits back at Trump
"Jeff Sessions has been a frequent target of Mr Trump's very public ire.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has responded to Donald Trump's latest attack on him by insisting that the justice department he heads will not bend to political pressure."

+ Impeach me and the market crashes - Trump
+ Trumpland's crazy Tuesday, blow by blow
+ How easy is it to impeach a president?
+ Impeachment can of worms
+ Trump's chances of weathering the storm
+ Who's who in the drama to end all dramas
+ Video: A law professor outlines President Trump's perilous legal situation
+ Video: Trump voter: 'They all break the law'

(BBC)

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US / RUSSIA

Defiant Donald Trump claims former lawyer Michael Cohen is 'making up stories' to get a 'deal'
+ The connections between Trump, Cohen and the president's alleged affairs (with pictures)
(telegraph.co.uk)






 

Trump turmoil latest: lawyer says Cohen has information regarding Russian conspiracy - live - 22 August 2018
"Former campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s conviction and ex-lawyer Michael Cohen’s guilty plea plunge president into potential legal jeopardy"

(theguardian.com)

Michael Cohen: Trump ex-lawyer 'happy' to aid Russia probe - 22 August 2018
"US President Donald Trump's ex-lawyer, Michael Cohen, is said to be "more than happy" to speak to the inquiry into alleged collusion with Russia."

+ Will Trump remain bulletproof?
+ A dramatic day in Trumpland dissected

+ Russia-Trump: Who's who in the drama to end all dramas?
+ What new Trump Tower documents tell us

+ McDougal apologises for 'Trump affair'
+ Michael Cohen: Trump's pit bull
+ How easy is it to impeach a president?

(BBC)

 
"Trump again denied there had been any collusion with Russia
to get him elected"

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US / CHINA

US-China trade war: New tariffs come into force - 23 August 2018
"US President Donald Trump's trade war against China has moved up a gear as it brings in a 25% tax on a second wave of goods worth $16bn (£12.4bn)."

+ Bikes, cots and fridges: the imports hit by Trump's tariffs
+ US-China trade row: What has happened so far?
+ The early victims of Trump's trade war
+ Six ways China could retaliate in a trade war
+ Video: "We have to be prepared for the worst"

(BBC)

China 'likely' training pilots to target US, Pentagon report says - with pictures and videos - 17 August 2018
(CNN)

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Aretha FRANKLIN

Aretha Franklin: In her own words - VIDEO - 16 August 2018
"Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul" who became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died in Detroit at the age of 76.
The BBC takes a look back at a selection of her interviews between 1987 - 2017."

(BBC)

 

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HUNT FOR ALIENS

Hunt for aliens boosted by discovery of hundreds of 'water worlds' - 17 August 2018
"The chances of finding alien organisms have been boosted by the discovery of hundreds of “water worlds” capable of supporting life."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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SONGS

EVERYBODY DIES, BUT NOT EVERYBODY LIVES by Prince Ea
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS
(lyrics.az)

 


THE PRISON OF PERFECTION by Prince Ea
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS
(lyrics.lol)

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GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK

Great Basin National Park
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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CHINESE PANGOLINS

More protection needed for Chinese pangolins - 22 August 2018
"Pangolins should be considered a top priority for conservation in China, with nature reserves set up in key mountain habitats."

(BBC)


"Officers sort smuggled skinless pangolin bodies
seized by customs in Jiangmen, Guangdong Province of China"

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SWEEDEN'S REINDEER

Sweden's reindeer at risk of starvation after summer drought - 22 August 2018
"Indigenous Sami herders urge state to help mitigate impact of climate change in Arctic circle"

(theguardian.com)


"A Sami woman observes reindeer selection and calf labelling
near the village of Dikanäss, about 800km north-west of Stockholm."

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RICH and POOR

Aerial photos reveal the stark divide between rich and poor - 21 August 2018
"Aerial images by drone photographer Johnny Miller reveal the dramatic divide between rich and poor in cities in South Africa, Mexico and India."

(BBC)

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PETS

Company Is Offering ‘Fur-ternity Leave’ for New Pet Owners - 20 August 2018
"A Minneapolis marketing company recently made tweaks to its employee benefits this summer, ranging from conventional to unusual. It gave workers a larger commuter stipend, as well as a reason to avoid the office altogether: “fur-ternity leave,” or the ability to work from home for a week to welcome new dogs or cats."

(nytimes.com)


"Connor McCarthy, who works at Nina Hale in Minnesota, sought permission from his boss
to work from home when he got a new dog, a goldendoodle named Bentley."

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ROHINGYA CHILDREN

'Lost generation': Unicef warns on fate of Rohingya children - 23 August 2018
"More than 380,000 children are cut off from education by Bangladesh to prevent camps becoming ‘permanent fixture’."

(theguardian.com)

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ISIS

'New audio' of Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi released - 23 August 2018
"If 54-minute recording is verified, it will be the first by the Isis leader in almost a year"

(theguardian.com)

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MIGRANTS / REFUGEE

Why millions of people have fled Venezuela - VIDEO - 22 August 2018
"Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil have all received thousands of migrants from Venezuela in recent years.
s the numbers increase tensions are rising, but what is behind the mass exodus?"

(BBC)



Salvini defiant over investigation into illegal detention of migrants - 22 August 2018
"Italy’s interior minister refused to allow 177 migrants to leave coastguard vessel in Catania"

(theguardian.com)

The Syrian refugee aiming to become an Olympic swimmer - 23 August 2018
"Eid Aljazairli could not swim when he arrived in Britain from Damascus in 2016. Now he aims for Olympic glory"

(theguardian.com)

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VULTURES

The race to save Africa's vultures
"Eight of Africa’s vulture species have declined by an average of 62 per cent in the past 30 years, for some species that number is as high as 80 per cent;
the threats facing these creatures are extensive."

(bbcearth.com)


"Vultures are social creatures and eat in large groups"

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SURREAL LANDSCAPES

25 of the world's most surreal landscapes - with pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)


Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming

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