Everyday Grammar: The 'Should' vs. 'Shall' Debate- Text + Audio - 17 December 2015
"The major global climate agreement reached in Paris last week almost did not happen because of one small word change.
The final version of the agreement contained the word 'shall' instead of 'should.'
We 'should' take a closer look at these two words here in Everyday Grammar!"
The Perils of Crowdfunding - VIDEO - 17 December 2015
"Crowdfunding is rapidly growing in popularity around the world.
It’s an innovative way to raise money online for businesses, charitable organizations and artistic projects.
But these new platforms also raise legal and ethical issues."
‘Force Awakens’ at Star Wars Premiere in Hollywood - Text + Audio - 17 December 2015
“The Force Awakens” is the seventh film in the “Star Wars” series. The original premiered in 1977 and made movies stars of three actors.
Carrie Fisher played Princess Leia, Mark Hamill was Luke Skywalker and Harrison Ford played Han Solo.
All three star in the latest installment.
‘Hated’ Drug Company Head Arrested by FBI - Text + Audio - 17 December 2015
"A man once described as the “most hated man in America” was arrested Thursday.
Martin Shkreli drew fire for sharply raising prices for a drug used by cancer and AIDs patients.
Now he faces charges for securities fraud. "
Mog’s Christmas Calamity - a lesson plan
"This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film commissioned by the British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s titled Mog’s Christmas Calamity inspired by the children’s writer Judith Kerr. In the lesson students collate vocabulary related to Christmas, talk about Christmas customs, watch a short film and predict the ending of the film. "
Time: 90 minutes
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day - December 18th +What is National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day?
"National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is a day of light hearted fun and a day to be yourself
and not that buttoned up corporate version of yourself you have grown to despise.
Most importantly, National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is a day to make the holidays fun... the way they were intended to be!
So this National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, leave the school uniform at home, keep the preppy office blouse in your closet,
and whatever you do, don't even think about taking your suit to work.""
Only Half of Syrian Refugee Children Attend School- Text + Audio - 18 December 2015
"Thousands of children are not going to school as their families escape the Syrian civil war.
Human Rights Watch says about 90 percent of children in refugee camps run by the Turkish government attend school.
Those outside the camps do not."
They made the world care - but where are they now?- Article + Photos + Videos - 17 December 2015
"Every so often, a striking image captures the struggle refugees and migrants face on their way to northern Europe.
For a while, it catches the public's attention - but what happens to these people after the cameras leave? Katie Razzall met three of them."
Anti-Immigrant Party Loses Elections in France- Text + Audio - 17 December 2015
"In France, an anti-immigrant political party has lost regional elections.
The National Front had led in at least six of the country’s 13 regions in the first part of elections last week.
But a second round of elections shows the Republican party as the victor."
Ed Sheeran takes a year's break from social media (December 16, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has announced he is ''taking a break'' from social media
because he is fed up with spending so much time looking at his mobile phone or iPad."
Scotland strips titles it gave to Donald Trump (December 13, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A Scottish university and the leader of Scotland's main political party have stripped titles they had previously given Donald Trump."
Republican Presidential Candidates Discuss Terrorism, National Security- Text + Audio + Video - 16 December 2015
"Final debate of the year took place less than two months before people in Iowa decide which candidate they support.
The frontrunner, businessman Donald Trump, defended his plan to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., even American Muslims.
Bush criticized Trump’s approach to politics."
Ireland - a map
with Yeats, WIld, Joyce, Irish cross, Irish setter, Irish wolfhound, Irish cob, a standing stone, Shannon river, Cliffs of Moher, sheep, salmon,
Cork, Dublin Four Courts and St Patrick, Giants'Causeway, harp, shamrock, Leprechaun, etc. Thanks to Valérie Schamp (Ac. Strasbourg)
100 Years of Toys - Mode.com
"It’s toy time! Whether you’re looking for a dose of nostalgia or have always been a kid at heart,
our look back on a century’s worth of playthings is sure to amuse and captivate you."
Johnnie Walker - Dear Brother
(YouTube) Transcript of the poem(also written by Dorian and Daniel) can be found here. "Walking the roads of our youth
Through the land of our childhood, our home, and our truth
Be near me, guide me, always stay beside me
So I can be free..."
Saudi Arabia Announces New Islamic Military Alliance - Text + Audio - 15 December 2015
"The countries that have joined the alliance include Jordan, Bahrain, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
The four are also part of the U.S.-led coalition that has been launching airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State terrorist group.
Iraq, Iran, Oman and Syria are not in the new group."
UN: Widespread Torture Continues in China- Text + Audio - 15 December 2015
"The U.N. Committee Against Torture says torture is a big problem in China. The committee added China has not been helpful
when asked how many cases of torture were reported and who has died in police custody."
Man Gets Historic Face Transplant - VIDEO - 15 December 2015
"In 2001, a firefighter lost his face when a burning roof collapsed on him.
In what is called a “historic” accomplishment, he got a completely new face from an organ donor."
Life of Pi: Vocabulary Practice - Animals
"One of my all times favorite movies. Life of Pi is an unforgettable experience.
The opening scene is perfect for all beginners levels working with vocabulary related to zoo animals. Kids love it!"
700,000 Evacuated as Typhoon Hits Philippines - Text + Audio - 14 December 2015
"Typhoon Melor reaches land in Philippines and citizens brace for more rain this week.
Up to 700,000 residents left the Albay province over worries of landslides.
Flights were cancelled and hundreds of fishing boats ordered to stay home.
Two years ago, more than 7,000 were killed by Typhoon Haiyan."
New Scanner Will Look Inside the Human Body - VIDEO- 14 December 2015
"A new medical device will show all parts of the body at the same time, not just one, as current scanners do.
It could help scientists fight cancer, heart disease and brain disorders."
The dogs that protect little penguins- 14 December 2015
"When foxes discovered little penguins on a small Australian island, they nearly wiped the colony out.
But a farmer came up with a novel way to protect the birds - and the story has been made into a hit film."
Migrant crisis: Rent subsidy plan for Athens' stranded migrants - VIDEO - 14 December 2015
"A scheme to provide subsidised rent for 20,000 migrants "stranded in Athens" is expected to be launched on Monday.
The Greek government, the UN Refugee Agency and the European Commission are expected to sign the agreement in Athens,
where up to 5,000 migrants are expected to arrive.
Authorities in Greece have been struggling to cope with growing numbers of migrants in the capital,
as Balkan countries block their route further north."
ISIL STRATEGY - Article + Video
The U.S. Strategy To Defeat ISIL and Combat the Terrorist Threat Who We’re Fighting / What we're doing / More to do
Viewpoint: How Islamic State is managing to survive- Article + Photos - 14 December 2015
"The recapture by Iraqi forces from so-called Islamic State (IS) of large parts of Ramadi marks the latest territorial setback for the jihadist group following its ejection from places like Tikrit, Sinjar and Baiji. Despite the reversals though - and more than a year of pummelling from air strikes
- IS has proven to be remarkably resistant."
Santa, Where Are You? - a song
"It's Christmas Eve. Where is Santa? Use this simple holiday song to welcome Santa to your party or classroom,
while practicing prepositions of place."
Thanks to Julia Thompson (Ac. Montpellier)
The ethical dilemma of self-driving cars - Patrick Lin - a lesson
"Self-driving cars are already cruising the streets today. And while these cars will ultimately be safer and cleaner than their manual counterparts, they can’t completely avoid accidents altogether. How should the car be programmed if it encounters an unavoidable accident?
Patrick Lin navigates the murky ethics of self-driving cars..."
Harmful bacteria getting stronger (December 10, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new report warns that people could be in danger from superbugs if they eat rare and undercooked meat."
rare = meat: briefly cooked
La sécurité routière (.zip)
Savoir comprendre et établir des règles 6ème
- Séquence créée par Karine GAVOILLE (Ac. Nancy-Metz) "J'ai préparé une séquence sur les modaux basiques avec les 6e sur le thème de la sécurité routière
(Tâche finale: Présenter une saynète en anglais sur une leçon d'auto-école).
En tâche intermédiaire, je leur fais créer des dominos sur les panneaux, dominos avec lesquels je joue pendant une séance
avec mes 5e juste avant qu'ils ne passent l'ASSR 1..."