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DECEMBER 2017 - PART 1 - NEW SITES





03/12/2017

DECEMBER 2017

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01 - World AIDS Day
03 - International Day of the Disabled
10 - Human Rights Day
15 - Bill of Rights Day
18 - International Migrants Day
21 - WINTER
25 - Christmas
26 - Boxing Day
31 - New Year's Eve



CHRISTMAS

Paddington and The Christmas Visitor
- Lesson plan created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens) - Niveau 5ème

 

01. Diaporama correction (pptx)
02. Observation quiz (pptx)
03. Grammar spot (pptx)
04. Marmalade recipes (pptx)
Marmalade recipes (pdf)
Paddington Christmas advert worksheet (pdf)
Worksheet version modulable (docx)
Paddington

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IDIOMS

From Monkeys to Potatoes - Text + Audio + Video
"On today’s program we will talk about several very common expressions. Even though these expressions use simple language,
English learners may find them difficult to understand. In fact, native English speaking children often have trouble, too."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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NORTH KOREA

Risk of war with North Korea grows each day, says Trump's security adviser - 3 December 2017
+ ‘Not much time left’ to solve North Korea problem without conflict, says Trump adviser – video
+ Photo: North Korean soldiers and Pyongyang residents celebrate the country’s declaration it had achieved full nuclear statehood.
(theguardian.com)

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02/12/2017


42 FREE ESL Christmas vocabulary worksheets
(en.islcollective.com)

Christmas ESL Vocabulary For Kids - Teaching and Learning English
(YouTube)

 

 

Kids vocabulary - Christmas - Christmas vocab - Learn English for kids - English educational video
(YouTube)


 

Learn Christmas Vocabulary for kids with special presents!
(YouTube)

 

 

The Science of Kindness - A Christmas charity film by The Telegraph
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

 

Santas Sharpen Their Skills at Michigan School - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 01 December 2017
"It takes more than red clothing and a white beard to be a professional Santa. In fact, many aspiring Santas attend special classes."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

President Trump, First Lady Light the National Christmas Tree - VIDEO - 01 December 2017
"The tradition of presidents lighting the National Christmas tree at the White House began in 1923 with President Calvin Coolidge.
This year, it is the first time President Trump and First Lady Melania light the tree."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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POLLUTION

Air Pollution Affecting Homeless in India’s Capital - Text + Audio + Pictures - 01 December 2017
"This is the second consecutive year that pollution levels in New Delhi have risen to 30 times the safe amount.
Doctors tell people not to walk outside when the air quality is bad. But for many of the homeless, staying inside can be difficult."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

UK-built satellite shines first light on air pollution - 01 December 2017
"The European Space Agency has released the first images of global air pollution captured by the Sentinel-5P satellite."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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MIGRATION

Melting pot: how migration fuelled Brazilian cuisine – in pictures - 02 December 2017
"São Paulo was built by successive waves of migration, from the Portuguese to the Japanese and Italians, and in more recent years Lebanese, Syrians,
Palestinians and Bolivians – a diversity celebrated in its burgeoning restaurant scene."

(theguardian.com)

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ART

Why the lion is art's most powerful symbol - 01 December 2017
"Images of the fierce animal are so commonplace in art as to be overlooked. Alastair Sooke explores the meaning of this enduring icon."

(BBC)


The four huge lions in London’s Trafalgar Square were designed
by Edwin Landseer and installed in 1867.

Lions are often painted in dramatic scenarios,
such as in Delacroix’s The Lion and the Snake, 1856
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TRUMP'S FORMER ADVISER

Trump's Former Adviser Pleads Guilty to Lying to FBI - Text + Audio + Pictures - 01 December 2017
"Michael Flynn is the first official from President Donald Trump’s administration to plead guilty in an investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
The special counsel is examining possible ties between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign in 2016."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI as Trump-Russia inquiry takes critical step - 01 December 2017
+ Flynn ready to testify about contact between Trump campaign and Russians
+ ‘I recognize that my actions were wrong … I am working to set things right’

+ 'Lock him up!' shout protesters after Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI – video
+ Quick guide - Michael Flynn and Russia: what we know so far
+ US chat show audience cheer as Flynn pleads guilty to FBI lie – video
(theguardian.com)

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01/12/2017


LESSON PLANS

Everyday English for ESL — Lesson Eight — Restaurant Meal
+ COURSE DESCRIPTION + Quiz + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

The Great Wall & Baraka: Both... - a lesson plan with a movie segment
"Talk to partner. Can you explain the difference between Ritual and Tradition?..."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

 

Pause & predict – YouTube technique - activity
This 'Pause & predict' YouTube activity is quite simple and can be used with a variety of YouTube videos, especially those from Mr Bean.
The clip used here is a great introduction to the theme of travel and can help students practise prediction, e.g. 'I think he'll pack his teddy bear'
or 'He's definitely going to forget his suitcase.'

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

Soft, robotic muscles 1,000 times stronger (November 30, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Scientists from two of the USA's elite universities have pioneered a new method of creating artificial muscles."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Robotic Muscles - Level 4  or  Robotic Muscles - 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 :-)

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RESOURCES

ESL for Kids Resource Guide
(bumpreveal.com)
Finding Classes
Kids ESL Materials
ESL Children’s Videos
ESL Apps
Here Are Our Additional Tips For Kids Learning English As A Second Language.

With a video:
Theme 1. Greeting - Good morning. Good bye. | ESL Song & Story - Learning English for Kids
ESL Theme - Greeting - Good morning | ESL Song & Story - Learning English for Kids | Dialogue - Song - Rap - story - Cartoon story

(YouTube)

 

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VIDEO GAMES

The Evolution of Video Game Storage - an infographic
(storagecentres.co.uk)

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Dear Future Generations: Sorry by Prince Ea
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"Hey Fox News, if you don't think climate change is a threat.
I dare you to interview the thousands of homeless people in Bangladesh..."

(lyrics.az)

 

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NORTH KOREA

Trump calls Kim Jong-un a 'sick puppy' - VIDEO - 01 December 2017
"After referring to the Republican tax plan as "rocket fuel" for the American economy, Trump digressed with an aside on "Little Rocket Man,"
before calling Kim "a sick puppy," drawing hoots from the crowd."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

Donald Trump 'will take care of it' after North Korea fires ballistic missile 'capable of striking anywhere in US' - 29 November 2017
+ Video: Donald Trump: We will take care of it
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

North Korea says new missile puts all of US in striking range - 29 November 2017
"North Korea says it has successfully tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that can reach the whole of continental United States."

+ What do we know about the new missile?
+ What damage could North Korea do?
+ Are missiles a risk to planes?
+ Can the world live with a nuclear North Korea?
+ North Korea's missile programme

+ Video: North Korea missile 'higher' than previous tests, says US Defence Secretary Mattis

+ Video: How would war with North Korea unfold?
+ How the world is responding
(BBC)

North Korea missile launch: regime says new rocket can hit anywhere in US - 29 November 2017
"Pyongyang has conducted its first ballistic test launch in two months, reigniting tensions in the region."

+ What do we know about the Hwasong-15 missile?
+ Why does the North Korean regime pursue a nuclear programme?
+ Why is the timing and location of the launch significant?
+ 'We will take care of it': Donald Trump on North Korea missile launch - video
(theguardian.com)

North Korea Fires Another ICBM - Text + Audio - 28 November 2017
ICBM = intercontinental ballistic missile
"President Donald Trump spoke about the launch during a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House.
He said the United States, in his words, “will take care of it." He did not offer any details."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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REFUGEES

Rohingya girls as young as 12 compelled to marry just to get food - 30 November 2017
"Allocation of food rations by household means refugees fleeing persecution in Myanmar are marrying off children as young as 12 to create new family circles."

(theguardian.com)

Bangladesh to House Rohingya in Flood-Prone Island - Text + Audio - 28 November 2017
"The plan would put the refugees on Bhashan Char, an island in the Bay of Bengal that floods frequently.
Bangladesh’s government approved the plan on Tuesday to develop the island, despite criticism from humanitarian workers.
They have said the island is nearly uninhabitable."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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PRINCE HARRY and MEGHAN MARKLE

How does Meghan's engagement ring compare with Kate's? - VIDEO - 27 November 2017
"A look at the bespoke, three-stone engagement ring given to Meghan Markle by Prince Harry,
which, like his older brother's gift to Kate, carries a special family significance."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

Prince Harry to Marry American Actress Meghan Markle - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 27 November 2017
"Britain's Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle are getting married. Harry's father, Prince Charles, made the announcement in a statement Monday."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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Ronald REAGAN

Ronald REAGAN

 

 

 

 

 

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Jimmy CARTER

Jimmy Carter: Outsider - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video + Listening quiz
"Carter was elected president in 1976. Until he campaigned for the office, few Americans knew who he was. But Carter said his lack of experience with the federal government made him the best candidate. After witnessing years of problems in the White House, many voters appeared to agree with him."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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PLASTIC POLLUTION

'Zero tolerance' plan eyed for plastic pollution - 01 December 2017
"A plan for zero tolerance of plastic pollution of the oceans may be agreed by nations at a UN environment summit."

(BBC)

Co-op and Iceland back bottle deposit scheme to reduce plastic pollution - 30 November 2017
"Retailers in favour of setting up mandatory system in England and Wales after government sought views on idea.
Iceland and the Co-op have become the first supermarkets to support a bottle deposit scheme after the government sought views
on the idea to reduce plastic pollution in the oceans."

+ Supermarkets’ responses to Greenpeace survey
(theguardian.com)

'Shocking' rise in rubbish washing up on UK beaches - 30 November 2017
"Annual survey by the Marine Conservation Society records 10% rise in litter in 2017 - with much of it plastic."

(theguardian.com)

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THE SITE OF THE DAY

Site of the Day — The Times in Plain English
+ COMMENTS
(englishblog.com)

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SPORT

Steroids, syringes and stigma: the quest for the perfect male six-pack - video - 29 November 2017
"In the search for a quick route to a muscular physique, many young men turn to controversial anabolic steroids to achieve their goals.
But in the wake of deaths in the bodybuilding community, do the statistics showing a fourfold increase in their use, really add up?"

(theguardian.com)

 

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BRITAIN and THE EU

Exclusive: Britain and the EU agree Brexit divorce bill - 28 November 2017
"British and EU negotiators have reached a deal over the so-called Brexit bill, opening the door to a potential breakthrough in the talks this December,
the Telegraph has learned."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Dome and the ranch: California's Joshua Tree national park – in pictures - 29 November 2017
"In our weekly look at people’s travels through three of their Instagram shots, Robert Hull explores the Mojave desert at its wild and weird best."

(theguardian.com)


The tree and the tortoise

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BUILDINGS

The awe inspiring buildings created as temples of tech - with pictures - 29 November 2017
"The gods of science, speed and industry have always had their followers. Jonathan Glancey explores their impressive, imperious places of worship."

(BBC)

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VIDEOS

Are You Lost In The World Like Me?
(vimeo.com)


Happiness
"The story of a rodent's unrelenting quest for happiness and fulfillment."

(vimeo.com)

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AGATE

The Pylos Combat Agate
"is an Ancient Greek seal from the Minoan era depicting a warrior engaged in hand-to-hand combat.[1][2]
It was discovered near the Palace of Nestor in Pylos at a Minoan excavation site. It is dated to about 1450 BCE.[3]
The seal is noted for its elaborate engravings and its resemblance to later Classical period art.

(Wikipedia)

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