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DECEMBER 2017 - PART 4 - NEW SITES





19/12/2017

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

Calendrier de l'Avent
"Chaque date déclenche un lien internet. Une question est posée sur la fiche récapitulative téléchargeable ici : 
http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/for-teachers-only/christmas-holidays-calendar.html

Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)

 

20 Traditional Gift-Giving Superstitions - 18 December 2017
(mentalfloss.com)

Deck the stalls: Christmas markets and pop ups – in pictures - 18 December 2017
"They sell everything from sloe gin to roast chestnuts at fairs and tipis around the UK. We asked small business retailers to share their stories."

(theguardian.com)

Lights fantastic: Christmas decorations around the UK - with photos - 19 December 2017
"Whoever said less is more couldn’t have had Christmas in mind as these festively festooned homes around the country prove."

(theguardian.com)

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LESSON PLAN

New plants can produce light in the dark (December 18, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Scientists have created plants that glow in the dark. They are hoping to produce plants that can light up our lives."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Light Plants - Level 0Light Plants - Level 1  or  Light Plants - 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)

 

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TRUMP

Cyber-Attack: US blames North Korea for WannaCry - 19 December 2017
"The US administration has said North Korea was "directly responsible" for the WannaCry malware attack
affecting hospitals, businesses and banks across the world earlier this year."

+ Malware, patches and worms defined
+ UK say cyber-attack was 'launched from North Korea'

+ A guide to the cyber-attack on Hollywood
(BBC)

WannaCry cyberattack: US says it has evidence North Korea was 'directly responsible' - 19 December 2017
"Homeland security adviser says US would ‘publicly attribute’ the attack, which infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries, to Pyongyang."

(theguardian.com)

Trump’s New National Security Strategy Singles Out China, Russia - Text + Audio + Pictures - 18 December 2017
"Trump outlined his first major national security strategy during a speech Monday in Washington.
A full, written report of the new U.S. strategy identifies China and Russia as “revisionist powers”
that represent economic and political threats to America."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRAIN DERAILMENT

Several Died in Washington State Train Derailment - Text + Audio + Pictures - 18 December 2017
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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PHOTOS in 2017

Introducing the Funniest Wildlife Photos of 2017 - Text + Audio + Pictures
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THE DIGITAL WORLD

For Children, the Digital World Is Good and Bad - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 18 December 2017
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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DOPING SCANDAL

World 100m champion Justin Gatlin embroiled in new doping scandal - 19 December 2017
"Justin Gatlin, the world 100 metres champion, is at the centre of a new doping scandal
after members of his team offered to illicitly supply performance-enhancing drugs."

(telegraph.co.uk)

How 'designer' steroids aim to beat anti-doping tests - 18 December 2017
+ Drug counter | Medicinal treatments with illicit effects
(telegraph.co.uk)

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NORTH KOREA / JAPAN

Japan buys US missile defence system to counter North Korean threat - 19 December 2017
"Cabinet approves purchase of two Aegis Ashore land-based interceptors in face of ‘imminent’ national security threat."

(theguardian.com)

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ROHINGYA

Burma: Methodical Massacre at Rohingya Village | Human Rights Watch - with pictures and a video - 18 December 2017
"Hundreds Killed, Raped in Tula Toli."
(hrw.org)

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JOURNALISTS

Reporters Without Borders tallies 65 journalists killed worldwide in 2017 - 19 December 2017
"Sixty-five journalists and media workers were killed worldwide in 2017, according to annual figures published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday...
War-torn Syria remains the most dangerous country in the world for journalists, RSF said, with 12 reporters killed, followed by Mexico where 11 were assassinated."

(france24.com)

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PLASTIC POLLUTION

Michael Gove ‘haunted’ by plastic pollution seen in Blue Planet II - 19 December 2017
"Environment secretary’s action plan, due in new year, may include plastic bottle deposit scheme and standardised recycling policy."

(theguardian.com)

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PARADISE PAPERS

Paradise Papers legal action against BBC and Guardian condemned - 19 December 2017
"Key media partners in investigation warn Appleby case could endanger sources and threaten freedom of expression in UK."

(theguardian.com)

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18/12/2017


CHRISTMAS

Here's How The Christmas Tree Tradition Started
"Today, Christmas trees can be found all over the world, but medieval Germans were the first to fully embrace the tradition. Even before that, many cultures, including ancient Egyptians, worshipped evergreen trees and branches as a symbol of eternal life. Following is the text of the video..."

(YouTube)

 

 

Christmas Celebrations in Different Countries | Christmas Videos from Mocomi Kids
"Christmas is the time for celebrations, gifts, fun, family, food, prayers and wishes..."

(YouTube)

 



Christmas Around the World - An Interactive Video
"This interactive video gives second grade students information regarding different Christmas traditions around the world.
Click on a flag at the end of the video to learn more about that particular country's Christmas tradition..."

(YouTube)

 

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for the videos


21 Victorian Christmas cards that suggest our ancestors were deeply weird
(telegraph.co.uk)

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LESSON PLAN

Mysterious space object could be monitoring us (December 16, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Scientists believe there is a possibility that aliens are listening to us on Earth."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Space Objects - Level 4  or  Space Objects - 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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UN

What Effect Will Cuts to UN Peacekeeping Have? - Text + Audio - 16 December 2017
"The U.S. has called for cuts and greater efficiency in the United Nations peacekeeping missions.
The U.S. provides 28 percent of the $7.3 billion for peacekeeping activities: more than any other country."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Bill CLINTON

Bill Clinton: Survivor - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video + Listening quiz
"Clinton took office in 1993, and was re-elected in 1996. In many ways, historians consider his time in office a success.
The economy expanded, and the country was largely at peace."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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TRUMP

Trump will drop climate change from US National Security Strategy - 18 December 2017
(theguardian.com)

Trump-Russia inquiry: Why attacks on Robert Mueller are mounting - 17 December 2017
"In recent weeks, conservative commentators and politicians have begun arguing, with growing intensity, that Robert Mueller's investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia is the result of an intentional effort by biased investigators to undermine the Trump presidency."

(BBC)

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U.F.O. PROGRAM

Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program - with pictures and videos - 16 December 2017
"For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according to Defense Department officials, interviews with program participants and records obtained by The New York Times. It was run by a military intelligence official, Luis Elizondo, on the fifth floor of the Pentagon’s C Ring, deep within the building’s maze."

+ Video: Video: U.S. Military Jets Encounter Unknown Object
(nytimes.com)

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA

The Pros & Cons Of Children On Social Media 
(teachthought.com)

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DEATH PENALTY

Thousands in China watch as 10 people sentenced to death in sport stadium - 18 December 2017
"Seven of the 10 executed were convicted of drug-related crimes, while others were found guilty of murder and robbery...
Last year the country carried out about 2,000 death sentences, according to estimates by the Dui Hua Foundation, a human rights NGO based in the United States."

(theguardian.com)

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THE CALEDONIAN FOREST

In pictures: The Caledonian Forest - 15 December 2017
"Cairngorms Connect is a new project in Scotland bringing together land-owning NGOs, public bodies and private landowners
to work on nature conservation in one of the biggest schemes of its kind in the UK."

(BBC)

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THE BEST BUILDINGS OF 2017

The best buildings of 2017
"From the Lego House to a spectacular public library, Jonathan Glancey rounds up the year’s most brilliant new architecture."

(BBC)

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BLOGGING VOCABULARY

A Glossary of Blogging Vocabulary
(freetech4teachers.com)

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SCHOOL NEWSPAPER

Create Your School Newspaper With Lucidpress
(freetech4teachers.com)

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AUGMENTED REALITY / VIRTUAL REALITY

The Differences Between Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality - with a video
(freetech4teachers.com)

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CREATE COMICS

Pixton  Comic Maker "is one of our favourite tools for creating educational comics." - with a video
(educatorstechnology.com)

 

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TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY

ITILT mini-guides for language teaching with technology
(shonawhyte.wordpress.com)

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INTERACTIVE WORKSHEETS

Interactive worksheets that save paper, ink and time
  Make interactive worksheets 
(liveworksheets.com)

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