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DECEMBER 2018

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



16/12/2018

ESCAPE GAME

Cyril Dussuchaud (Académie de Limoges) :
"Je vous propose mon petit Escape Game de Noël tout en internet pour collégiens" :
http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/teachers-zone-6eme/xmas-escape-game-internet-version.html

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COMPLIMENTS

List of 50 Compliments and Nice Things to Say!
"Here are 50 compliments, so that when you say something good about someone else, you can say it more precisely."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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THE COLORS OF PROTESTS

Red, Yellow, Blue, Green: the Colors of Protests
- Text + Audio + Pictures - 12 December 2018
"Colors have been linked to popular movements for a long time. Here are some famous movements linked to colors that changed history."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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YOU TUBER

DanTDM: World's Richest YouTuber - BBC News
"DanTDM has been named the highest-earning YouTuber of 2017 - making £12.3m this year, according to Forbes magazine.
The 26-year-old, from Aldershot, started off making videos of himself playing Minecraft and Pokemon.
He's got more than 16 million subscribers and has had more than 10 billion views of all his videos.
The YouTuber, whose real name is Dan Middleton, did not feature in the top ten list last year."

(YouTube)

 

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THE US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

What Is the US House of Representatives?
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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NEW USE FOR WASTE

Seoul Creates New Use for Waste - Text + Audio + Pictures - 12 December 2018
"Seoul has a problem with waste from man-made products, such as plastic and vinyl. Now, the city is turning to "upcycling" to fix the problem."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THREATENED ANIMAL

Threatened Australian Animal Back in the Wild for the First Time in a Century - Text + Audio + Picture - 12 December 2018
"Back from the dead: bilbies return to southeastern Australia a century after last sighting."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband, Britain's Prince William, watch as their son Prince George looks at an Australian animal
called a bilby during a visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo, April 20, 2014."

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OCEAN CLEANING

CGI 3D Animated Short: "Ocean Cleaning" - by Uniart3D Studio
"TheCGBros Presents "Ocean Cleaning" by Uniart3D Studio - This 3D animation video presents a technology for cleaning oceans from trash.
It was made for 4ocean LLC company. For more information please see the details below."

(YouTube)

 

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PLASTIC WASTE

Crafting dreamscapes from plastic waste - with a video
"Artist Aurora Robson crafts her stunning dreamscapes from rubbish to get people talking about the world's plastic pollution nightmare."

(BBC)

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CULTURALLY SPEAKING

50 People Tell Us How To Recognize Someone from Their State | Culturally Speaking
"In this episode of 'Culturally Speaking', 50 people from the 50 United States of America tell us how to recognize someone from their state.
Which state's citizens are impatient? Which ones wear plaid? Which ones grow up 'picking rock?'."

(YouTube)

 

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WORDS TO TRAVEL WITH, PART 2

Words to Travel With, Part 2: Airports - Text + Audio + Pictures + Practice
"Having to speak a foreign language in an airport can be tricky. Today, we will share some English phrases that can help you survive any airport experience."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BREXIT

Brexit: More assurances for MPs possible says May - 14 December 2018
"Theresa May has said it is still possible to get the assurances MPs need to back her Brexit deal, despite EU leaders ruling out any renegotiation."
+ Video: Theresa May: 'If we are to leave with a deal this is it'
+ Video: A quiet word in your ear...but what did Theresa May say to EU's Juncker?

+ EU says no to May on renegotiating deal
+ Branson: Hard Brexit will bankrupt UK
+ Why isn't Labour trying to topple May now?
+ Reality Check: Does Brussels blink?

(BBC)

Theresa May survives confidence vote of Tory MPs - 12 December 2018
"Prime Minister Theresa May has won a vote of confidence in her leadership of the Conservative Party by 200 to 117."
+ Video: Theresa May: 'We now need to get on with the job of delivering Brexit'
+ Video: Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee, announces May survive confidence vote
+ Video: Brexit battles: How May lived to fight another day

+ What next for Theresa May?
+ For or against? How Tory MPs said they would vote
+ Brexit: A really simple guide

(BBC)

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US SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

2018 'worst year for US school shootings' - 12 December 2018
"This year, 113 people have been killed or injured in school shootings in the United States."

(BBC)

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STRASBOURG SHOOTING

Strasbourg Christmas market attacker Chekatt shot dead - 14 December 2018
"French police have shot dead the man who attacked Strasbourg's Christmas market on Tuesday, the interior minister has said."

+ What we know so far
+ Who are the victims?
+ Strasbourg shooting: Face to face with gunman

(BBC)

Strasbourg: Police make public appeal in Cherif Chekatt manhunt - with pictures and a video - 13 December 2018
"French police have appealed for help in finding a man suspected of a Christmas market gun attack in Strasbourg that killed three people,
and left a fourth brain dead and 12 others wounded."
+ Video: Pater Fritz describes hearing gunshots and helping a victim of the Strasbourg shooting

+ Strasbourg shooting: What we know so far
+ Face to face with the gunman

(BBC)

Strasbourg shooting: French and German police hunt gunman - 12 December 2018
"The 29-year-old, who authorities say was radicalised in prison, is still on the run"
+ Strasbourg attack: ‘It lasted for minutes, but felt like hours’
+ Thai tourist is first Strasbourg shooting murder victim named

(theguardian.com)

Strasbourg shooting: Suspect who was on terror watchlist 'may have crossed into Germany' - with pictures and a video - 12 December 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

Strasbourg shooting eyewitness: 'I heard gunshots' - 11 December 2018
"Officials say two people have been killed and 10 others wounded in a shooting in the eastern French city of Strasbourg.
Pater Fritz described hearing gunshots and attending to a victim, while France24 journalist James Franey said police are evacuating the city centre."

"Read more: Strasbourg shooting: Two dead, 10 wounded and gunman at large"
(BBC)

 

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PERSON OF THE YEAR

Time Names Person of the Year for 2018: Jamal Khashoggi and Other Journalists - 11 December 2018
(nytimes.com)

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CLIMATE CHANGE

US accused of obstructing talks at UN climate change summit - with pictures and a video - 11 December 2018
"Vanuatu’s foreign minister says worst offenders on global warming are blocking progress"
+ Protesters disrupt pro-fossil fuel event at COP24 – video

(theguardian.com)

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JAILED JOURNALISTS

Number Of Jailed Journalists Nears Record High, Report Shows - with pictures and a video - 13 December 2018
"As of Dec. 1, more than 250 journalists are behind bars, just for doing their jobs."

(huffingtonpost.com)

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TRUMP / Michael COHEN

Donald Trump knew hush money was wrong, says Cohen - with 2 videos - 14 December 2018
"US president’s former lawyer says Trump directed him to pay money to two women who alleged having sexual affairs with him"

+ Michael Cohen: Trump knew hush money was wrong – video
(theguardian.com)

COHEN: TRUMP KNEW PAYMENTS WERE WRONG - with a video - 14 December 2018
Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen told ABC News his boss knew it was wrong to make hush money payments during the 2016 campaign to two alleged former lovers, but directed him to do it anyway. Cohen, who was sentenced to three years in prison for crimes involving campaign finance and lying to Congress, told George Stephanopoulos that Trump did it because he “was very concerned about how this would affect the election.”

[HuffPost]

Michael Cohen blames Trump's 'dirty deeds' as he is jailed - 12 December 2018
"US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen, who once said he’d take a bullet for him, has lashed out at his ex-boss' "dirty deeds"
as he was given a 36-month prison sentence."
+ Video: Cohen walked free from court - but will have to report to jail in March
+ Video: Donald Trump dismissed Michael Cohen as a "weak person" and a liar

+ Memo reveals Cohen's help on Russia probe
+ Michael Cohen: Trump's personal lawyer
+ What does the special counsel do?

(BBC)

Trump's former fixer Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison - 12 December 2018
"Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s longtime personal fixer, was sentenced to 36 months in prison in New York on Wednesday for crimes including lying to Congress
and facilitating illegal payments to silence two women who alleged affairs with Trump."
+ ‘Mr President, did Michael Cohen cover up your dirty deeds?’ a reporter asks Trump – video

+ Cohen guilty of hush money payments and lying to Congress
+ Cohen admitted covering up Trump’s ‘dirty deeds’
+ Follow the latest US politics news

(theguardian.com)

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MIGRANT GIRL

Migrant Girl, 7, Dies after Being Detained at US Border - Text + Audio - 14 December 2018
"A young, migrant girl died last week after being detained by immigration officials.
The incident brings attention to the large numbers of migrants seeking to cross the US-Mexico border and the conditions they face"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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HACKERS

Report: Iran Hackers Targeted US Officials, Nuclear Experts - Text + Audio + Pictures - 13 December 2018
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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GILETS JAUNES

Red, Yellow, Blue, Green: the Colors of Protests - Text + Audio + Pictures - 12 December 2018
"Colors have been linked to popular movements for a long time. Here are some famous movements linked to colors that changed history."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Andrzej Krauze on the gilets jaunes protests – cartoon - 12 December 2018
"Protests against Emmanuel Macron have brought Paris to a standstill"



Violence erupts in Paris again as 'Marianne' activists join Yellow Vest protests - with pictures and a video - 15 December 2018
"Thousands of protesters took to the streets of French cities on Saturday in the fifth weekend of nationwide demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron's government,
despite calls to hold off after a gun attack in Strasbourg earlier this week."

(telegraph.co.uk)

Gilets jaunes resume protests, clash with Paris riot police - video - 15 December 2018
"About 8,000 officers and 14 armoured vehicles have been deployed in the French capital for the fifth consecutive weekend of demonstrations.
At least 21 people were detained on Saturday morning."
+ Gilets jaunes protesters turn out in Paris for fifth weekend

(theguardian.com)

 

France 'yellow vest' protesters defy government to gather - 15 December 2018
"Yellow vest" protesters have gathered in Paris and other cities for a fifth consecutive Saturday of demonstrations."
+ Video: Yellow vests: Is the symbol spreading across Europe?

+ The gilets jaunes
+ Macron promises divide protest leaders
+ Are the Yellow Vests spreading beyond France

+ Will the environment be the true victim of France's riots?
+ Who supports the protesters?

(BBC)

Paris braces for fifth weekend of protests by gilets jaunes - 14 December 2018
"Demonstrations to continue despite demands to call off action after Strasbourg attack"

(theguardian.com)

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ELEPHANT

In Johannesburg Zoo, Should the Last Elephant Stay or Go? - Text + Audio + Pictures - 14 December 2018
"Elephants are known for their intelligence, strong social ties and even the ability to mourn. And some argue that the 39-year-old Lammie should be sent to another place
where she can be with other elephants. But the zoo wants her to stay and will search for a new partner."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CHESTER ZOO

Animals and visitors evacuated after fire breaks out at Chester Zoo - with pictures and a video - 15 December 2018
"The zoo said fire crews were working to control the blaze and staff were working to move animals out of danger."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS

Christmas shoppers to be targeted by facial recognition technology in London's West End - 14 December 2018
"The technology is capable of scanning the faces of thousands of members of the public and matching their faces against a criminal database in real time.
Police are using images from a "watch list" of violent criminals who have previously been in police custody."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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David ZINN

David Zinn
"Freelance illustrator and street artist, specializing in small-scale, improvised and (mostly) light-hearted chalk art."

(instagram.com)
"Street artist David Zinn (previously at Neatorama) of Ann Arbor, Michigan, often decorates public spaces with temporary chalk and charcoal art,
incorporating the landscape itself.
Cracks in the sidewalk, plants, and architectural features become the inspiration for, and part of the art.
Imagine happening upon any of these images while walking through town, and you just have to smile."

(Neatorama)

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ISIS

Isis withdraws from last urban stronghold in Syria - 14 December 2018
"Syrian Democratic Forces capture Hajin in Deir ez-Zor province after heavy fighting"

(theguardian.com)

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11/12/2018


CHRISTMAS SONGS

Here Are The Best Christmas Songs And Holiday Hits Of 2018 - with videos
"John Legend, Gwen Stefani, William Shatner, RuPaul and more debut new tunes for the holidays."

(huffingtonpost.com)

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BREXIT

Andy Serkis parodie Theresa May et son "précieux" accord du Brexit - 10 December 2018
"À la veille du vote du Parlement sur l'accord du #Brexit, la campagne pour un second référendum n'est pas terminée."

(YouTube)

 

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HUMAN EVOLUTION

An Animated Timeline of Human Evolution Over Seven Million Years as Determined by Clue Giving Fossils
"American Museum of Natural History has put together a truly informative animated timeline
that shows 7 million years of human evolution using data from fossil sites around the continent now known as Africa..."

(laughingsquid.com)

 

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THE US SENATE

What Is the US Senate?
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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MIGRANTS

New Wave of African Migrants Take to Deadly Ocean - Text + Audio - 8 December 2018
"A new group of African migrants are going to the Spanish Canary Islands in search of jobs and comfort they cannot find at home."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

From Honduras to the US, a Migrant Story - Text + Audio + Pictures - 6 December 2018
"Almost 4,000 Latin American migrants have died or gone missing along the route to the United States in the past four years. This is a story of one migrant."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BULLYING

Ohio dad makes girl walk miles to school for bullying on bus - 6 December 2018
"An Ohio father who made his daughter walk five miles (8km) to school as punishment for bullying has provoked a debate on parenting."

(BBC)

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TRUMP / NOMINATIONS

Trump Announces New Attorney General and UN Ambassador Picks - Text + Audio - 7 December 2018
"U.S. President Donald Trumps Announces New Members of his Administration"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Trump nominates William Barr and Heather Nauert to top posts - VIDEO - 7 December 2018
"President Donald Trump nominates William Barr for attorney general and Heather Nauert as US ambassador to the UN.
Speaking as he departed the White House, Mr Trump said there would be another staff announcement coming."

(BBC)

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GILETS JAUNES PROTESTS

France’s political crises are always played out in riots – unlike Britain’s - 10 December 2018
+ Riot police use teargas and water cannon in clashes with gilets jaunes in Paris – video report

+ The so-called Brexit Betrayal rally in London on 9 December.
(theguardian.com)

In pictures: France's latest protests - 8 December 2018
"A selection of the most striking images as anti-government demonstrators clash with police."

(BBC)

Gilets jaunes protests: armoured vehicles to be deployed in Paris - 7 December 2018
"Streets cordoned off and Ligue 1 football matches cancelled in anticipation of more violence...
A government official said 89,000 police and gendarmes would be mobilised across the country, 8,000 of them in the capital, alongside a dozen VBRG armoured vehicles."

(theguardian.com)

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NEW STATUE OF LIBERTY MUSEUM

New Statue of Liberty Museum Honors the Immigrant Experience - Text + Audio + Video - 9 December 2018
"A new 2,400 square-meter museum is set to open on New York State’s Liberty Island next year."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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LOYAL DOG

Loyal Dog Found Guarding Home Weeks After Wildfire Burned It To The Ground - with pictures and a video - 8 December 2018
"Madison, an Anatolian shepherd, somehow survived the Camp Fire that tore through Paradise, California."
(huffingtonpost.com)

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DRONES

New York City Police Department unveils new drone system - 5 December 2018
"The nation's largest police force has unveiled a fleet of drones that will be used in hostage situations and search and rescue operations,
but a civil rights group worries the drones might be used to invade privacy."

(CNN)

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OCEAN CLEANUP

Ocean Cleanup fail? System in Great Pacific Garbage Patch to corral plastic needs redesign - 7 December 2018
"Unfortunately, the system is moving too slowly at times to keep the plastic inside the U-shaped device, allowing it to float out again."

(eu.usatoday.com)


"The Ocean Cleanup system deployed in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
to sweep up plastic trash at the ocean's surface."

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ROGER THE KANGAROO

Roger the kangaroo: Enormous roo dies aged 12 - with pictures and videos - 10 December 2018
"Roger, a kangaroo who won global fame for his enormous size and impressive physique, has died at the age of 12."

(BBC)

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Tackle climate or face financial crash, say world's biggest investors - 10 December 2018
"UN summit urged to end all coal burning and introduce substantial taxes on emissions"

(theguardian.com)

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AREA 51

Why Is It Called Area 51?
"Despite the CIA's release of previously classified documents in 2013 that acknowledged the existence of Area 51 as a top-secret U.S. government research facility,
many questions about the site remain unanswered..."

(gizmodo.com)

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HISTORIC ENGLAND

Bedpans and the Blitz - Historic England
"A fascinating collection of more than 4,000 photographs uncovered in the Historic England Archive is giving up its secrets after more than 70 years
and is now accessible to the public."

(YouTube)

 

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U.S IMMIGRATION

U.S Immigration - Foil Arms and Hog - 1 September 2016
(YouTube)
+ Foil Arms & Hog US immigration test + Video
Test by Yvan Baptiste (Ac. Montpellier)

 

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BORDER AGENTS

WHITE HOUSE SPENT MILLIONS ON 2 BORDER AGENTS
The Trump administration paid an astonishing $13.6 million to a private company this year to increase border protection staffing by just two agents,
according to a scathing report by a federal watchdog that called for “immediate” action to rectify “serious performance issues.”

[HuffPost]

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IRAQ / ISLAMIC STATE

Iraq Marks Anniversary of Islamic State Defeat - Text + Audio + Pictures - 10 September 2018
"Iraqis celebrate one year since the defeat of Islamic State and call it a "golden opportunity"."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ROBOTS

Robots in the Field: Farms Turning to Autonomous Technology - Text + Audio + Pictures - 10 September 2018
"Farmer Jamie Butler is testing a new worker on his farm in England’s Hampshire countryside."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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