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16/02/2016


AD

Cillit Bang - The Mechanic
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Introducing the CLEANTERTAINMENT: Cillit Bang, so efficient it almost makes cleaning exciting."

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16/02/2016


BREXIT

Video: Brexit for Dummies
+ INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY + TRANSCRIPT + DEFINITION + COMMENT + ALSO SEE + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

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Donald TRUMP

 

Cartoon: The Donald Throws a Tantrump
- February 15, 2016

BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION
+ VOCABULARY + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

Cartoon: Trump Plays Cupid
- February 15, 2016
THE CARTOON + COMMENTARY + GRAMMAR
+ VOCABULARY + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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TEST YOURSELF

Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, Nov. 4, 2013 by Larry Ferlazzo
"Before Taking the Quiz:
Watch the clip above from “West Side Story,” a famous 1961 movie made from a Broadway musical. Inspired by Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” the story
is about a romantic relationship between a white boy and a Puerto Rican girl who come from rival gangs. In this clip, the white gang, the Jets, sing a song."

(learning.blogs.nytimes.com)

 

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RIO 2016

Olympic Athletes Concerned About Zika Virus - Text + Audio - 13 February 2016
"The Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are less than six months away.
With the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, many Olympic committees are discussing whether to send their athletes to the Games."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US PRESIDENTS

Pick the U.S. Presidents - interactive game
(mentalfloss.com)

Presidential Facts and 'Firsts' - Text + Audio
"The third Monday of February is known as Presidents’ Day in the United States.
For almost 100 years, America officially honored the birthday of its first president, George Washington, on February 22. That is his birthday.
That date was a national holiday until 1968."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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NORTH KOREA

North Korea's 'biggest' export - giant statues - 16 February 2016
"North Korea doesn't have much the world wants to buy, but one very successful export has been its art.
The BBC's Lawrence Pollard looks at an unlikely story of North Korean cultural influence, and its success in Africa in particular."
(BBC)

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JRR TOLKIEN

JRR Tolkien poems found in Abingdon school annual - 16 February 2016
"Two poems by author JRR Tolkien have been discovered in a 1936 copy of a school annual.
The Shadow Man, and a Christmas poem called Noel, were found at Our Lady's School, Abingdon."

(BBC)
Read "The Shadow Man".

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LASERS / PLANES

How dangerous are lasers to planes? - Article + Photos + Video - 15 February 2016
"A New York-bound Virgin Atlantic flight was forced to return to Heathrow Airport after being struck by a laser beam - most likely from a hand-held laser pointer. But how dangerous are these devices? And what does the law in the UK say about their use?"

(BBC)

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HOPPER

Hopper's life
AUDIO + QUIZZES
(genial.ly)
Thanks to Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

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SHAKESPEARE

Shakespeare lives
"Join us for events and activities celebrating Shakespeare’s work. In 2016 we're marking the 400th anniversary of his death."

+ English learning materials for students
(shakespearelives.org)

How to make Shakespeare easy for English language learners
(britishcouncil.org)

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EU

What is the EU and how does it work?
(BBC)

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SPEAKING

How to speak like a true Brit
"With more than 50 regional dialects in Britain alone, this accent map proves how tricky understanding English can be.
Know your Cockney from your Geordie? Take the quiz to find out."

(BBC)

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LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

Little Red Riding Hood
"The traditional story of Little Red Riding Hood is told in 7 short video episodes, in a new adaptation...
Each video is accompanied by a transcript and is available to play at any time, in the classroom or at home."

(BBC)


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AUDIO

BBC - School Radio - Primary teaching resources- Audio and sound clips for KS1 and KS2 primary curriculum
(BBC)

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RACISM

13 Less Oblivious Words And Phrases To Add To Your Racist Vocabulary
(thoughtcatalog.com)

Racism Vocabulary (Most Important) - flashcards
(quizlet.com)

Vocabulaire anglais - Racism - English / French
(monvocabulaire.com)

Racism - interactive exercise:
"
Complete the sentences by choosing the appropriate word in the list."
(tolearnenglish.com)

Racism
1. Brainstorming
2. A short story on racism: interactive activity
3. Solutions

(en.islcollective.com)

RACISM , XENOPHOBIA , GENOCIDE - a unit (pdf)
"Unit overview: In this unit you are going to learn the meaning of racism and xenophobia and how these two go hand in hand and how they can ultimately lead to genocide. You will study the effects and consequences such phenomena have on people who are subjected to them. You will also have the chance to learn how you can help eradicate them.
Vocabulary: along with words you are familiar with, a number of racism and xenophobia-related words will be introduced."

(xtec.cat)

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REFUGEES / ASYLUM SEEKERS

#LetThemStay protest takes to Sydney harbour in fight for 267 asylum seekers - 14 February 2016
"Demonstrators hang banner across two boats as part of action to stop Turnbull government sending babies and families back to Nauru and Manus Island."

(theguardian.com)

New Land, New Customs - Text + Audio - 16 February 2016
"Thousands of migrants from places like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan entered Europe in 2015.
Many of these people have trouble finding their place among this new and different cultures.
VOA Learning English looks at some common situations visitors to the United States face and how to deal with them."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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VALENTINE'S DAY

Infographic: 10 Idioms about Love
(englishblog.com)

Let's Talk About Love, Baby - Text + Audio - 16 February 2016
"Valentine’s Day is a day for love and romantic thoughts. But love can be difficult to talk about. Not to fear.
This Words and Their Stories comes just in time to help you talk about the love in your life."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Video: The Obamas' Valentine's Lessons - 14 February 2016
"Lovey-dovey husband-in-chief President Barack Obama has declared his devotion to the First Lady in a televised Valentine's Day message..."

+ Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

 

Animated English Video: Valentine's Day
+ QUIZ + IDIOMS + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

 

Love Is: Husband Spends 5+ Years Illustrating His Love For His Wife
(boredpanda.com)



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FREE TIME

6ème Free time - Video by Isabelle Boresy
(YouTube)

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15/02/2016


ACADEMY AWARDS

ACADEMY AWARDS
Nathalie Baudouin (Ac. Versailles) partage une webquest sur les Academy Awards
qu'elle vient de terminer pour ses troisièmes ainsi deux listes trouvées sur le net à cocher tout au long de cette soirée!

- List Academy Awards abc
- TGK - Oscar Ballot 2016

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A NEW PAGE:

'LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD'



ACTIVITIES TO PRINT PICTURES
CARTOONS / COMIC STRIP POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS
EXAMPLES PRESENTATION
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES SONGS
LESSON PLAN VIDEOS

 

 

14/02/2016


VALENTINE'S DAY

Infographic: Valentine's Day Could Be Saved By Good Grammar
+ LESSON IDEAS + ALSO SEE + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

Sentence Shuffle: The Stages of a Relationship - interactive activity
+ NOTE + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

Valentine's Day Ad: DQ Red Velvet Blizzard Cupid Cake
DESCRIPTION + TRANSCRIPT + LESSON IDEAS + NOTE + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

 

Video: Valentine's Day Bet You Didn't Know
+ TRANSCRIPT + ALSO SEE + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

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ART

Hieronymus Bosch review – a heavenly host of delights on the road to hell - 11 February 2016
"Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch, Netherlands
An astonishing homecoming for this madly inventive artist sets the grotesque against a deep but compassionate melancholy that burns into your soul."

(theguardian.com)

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BITCOIN

The future of bitcoin - VIDEO - 11 February 2016
"Bitcoin is a digital currency created in 2009. You can use it to buy things online around the world.
It is growing in popularity and some are concerned because it is not yet governed."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SYNONYMS

Synonyms for “Answer”
(dailywritingtips.com)

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TIME

Match the clocks with the corresponding time - interactive
Created by Isabelle Boresy
(learningapps.org)

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FOOD

Drought Leaves Ethiopia Facing Food Crisis (February 12, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"International charities have issued a stark warning about a looming humanitarian catastrophe in Ethiopia."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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US STORY

Paul's Case by Willa Cather, Part One - Text + Audio + Video + Quiz
"WiIla Cather was a Pulitzer prize-winning American author.
Her short story, 'Paul's Case,' tells about a young man who does not feel he belongs in his home town.
He wants to leave his high school and enjoy the finer things in life."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THREATS

America Faces Many Security Challenges - Text + Audio + Video - 12 February 2016
"James Clapper and Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart oversee US intelligence operations.
At a senate hearing, they said computer crime and nuclear weapons are among the serious security problems.
But they said the Islamic State terror group is the biggest threat."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THE 2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES

CARTOONS THE OLYMPIC TORCH
INTRODUCTION THE VILLAGE
LESSON PLANS VIDEOS
MASCOTS WEBQUESTS
SPORTS WORKSHEETS
THE OLYMPIC GAMES  

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ISIS

Islamic State Smuggling Timber in Afghanistan - Text + Audio - 9 February 2016
"Afghan tribal leaders said that the “government has done nothing” to stop the Islamic State terror group from smuggling timber to Pakistan.
Residents of eastern Afghan provinces said the terror group has brought tree-cutting machines to the Nangahar province."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SCHOOL

School teaches baby orangutans survival skills (February 10, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Baby orangutans in Indonesia are going to school to learn skills like finding food and making a nest.
The school hopes the skills the young apes learn will mean..."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

 

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VIDEOS

 Logiciels - Sous-titrer une vidéo
(Ac. Martinique)

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RABBIT-PROOF FENCE

'Mr Neville says No' - a lesson plan with a video
"Rabbit-Proof Fence is a 2002 Australian drama film directed by Phillip Noyce based on the book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington Garimara."
(cle.ens-lyon.fr)  
Thanks to Véronique Schied (Ac. Strasbourg)

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GUNS

Maryland Democrats propose 3 gun control bills to expand on 2013 crackdown - 10 February 2016
"Democrats in the General Assembly said Wednesday that they will try to expand gun controls this year, hoping to build on some of the nation’s toughest laws by banning firearms on college campuses and requiring a process for those convicted of domestic violence to turn in their guns."

(washingtontimes.com)
Thanks to Isabelle Destat (Ac. Versailles)

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OCCUPATIONS

75 Names of Unusual or Obsolete Occupations
(dailywritingtips.com)

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CYBERBULLYING

Teen's Moving Video Makes You Really Think About Cyberbullying
(huffingtonpost.com)
Thanks to Fabienne Arnoux (Ac. Nice)

 

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