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Black History Month


09/02/2017


TRUMP

Donald Trump's first month in power, in pictures - 24 photos
(telegraph.co.uk)

Vice President Breaks Senate Tie to Approve New Secretary of Education - Text + Audio - 7 February 2017
"The United States Senate has narrowly approved Betsy DeVos to lead the federal Department of Education."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SYRIA

Amnesty International: Syria Killed Thousands in Hangings - Text + Audio - 7 February 2017
"A new report by the rights group Amnesty International says the Syrian government killed as many as 13,000 people by hanging them in a military prison. They say this happened between 2011 and 2015, and, Amnesty says they have no reason to believe the killing has ended."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MOST EXPENSIVE HOUSE

America’s Most Expensive Home Is $250 Million - Text + Audio + Pictures - 7 February 2017
"America’s most expensive home is for sale in Los Angeles, California, for $250 million.
The new 12,000-square-meter home sits on a hill in the city’s Bel Air neighborhood.
It has 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, a 25-meter swimming pool, 40-seat movie theater, spa and bowling alley."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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IRELAND

Discover Ireland long version - 8:22
"Discover Ireland, longer version of film showcasing the great things to see and do on the island of Ireland."

 

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07/02/2017


SUPERBOWL

Patriots, Brady and Lady Gaga Impress at Super Bowl - Text + Audio + Pictures + Videos - 6 February 2017
"The New England Patriots scored a touchdown in overtime to win the Super Bowl. Lady Gaga also scored a big win for her halftime show."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Airbnb Super Bowl Commercial 2017 (We Accept)
(YouTube)

 

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TRUMP

Donald Trump and China on dangerous collision course, say experts - 7 February 2017
"Report says ties between the two nuclear-armed countries could deteriorate into an economic or military confrontation."

(theguardian.com)

Trump says terror attacks 'under-reported': Is that true? - Article + Videos - 7 February 2017
"US President Donald Trump has accused the media of under-reporting terror attacks, and produced a list to back up his claim. Is he right?"

(BBC)

US justice department defends 'lawful' Trump travel ban - Article + Video - 7 February 2017
"The US justice department has defended President Donald Trump's travel ban
and urged an appeals court to reinstate it in the interests of national security."

(BBC)

Big Tech Companies File Amicus Brief in Immigration Travel Case - 6 February 2017
"Twitter, Uber, Google and Apple were among 97 companies to file a friend-of-the-court brief early on Monday with a federal appeals court hearing challenges to President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration."

(nbcnews.com)

Is China Ready for Possible Conflict with US? - Text + Audio + Pictures - 6 February 2017
"China reacted sharply to US suggestions that officials might take action to stop Chinese development on disputed islands in the South China Sea.
But military experts say China’s current military capabilities do not measure up to Beijing’s tough rhetoric on its activities in the South China Sea."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Silicon Valley’s Visceral Reaction to Trump’s Immigration Ban - 30 January 2017
"An estimated 37.4 percent of Silicon Valley employees are foreign born, according to the 2016 Silicon Valley Index released by think tank Joint Venture..."

(nbcnews.com)

Cartoon: Peak Trump
COMMENT + NOTES + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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MODELS

Size zero models have dangerous eating disorders (February 07, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Many models have to get down to a very unhealthy weight to keep their modeling agency happy."
Try the same news story at these easier levels: Size Zero - Level 0Size Zero - Level 1   or  Size Zero - 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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ART

Revolution: Russian Art review – from utopia to the gulag, via teacups - 6 February 2017
(theguardian.com)

 

The artists who fought facism - 6 February 2017
"Opening during the Spanish Civil War, the 1937 Paris Exhibition allowed artists to speak out against brutality.
Fiona Macdonald looks at a moment when paintings became propaganda."

(BBC)


Inspired by the bombing of the Basque city, Picasso’s mural Guernica
is one of the most famous anti-war paintings in history

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REFUGEES

Refugees crossing into Canada from US on foot despite freezing temperatures - 7 February 2017
"Uncertainty caused by Trump’s policies has pushed asylum seekers to take long, risky routes
that in one case cost two Ghanian men several fingers to frostbite."

(theguardian.com)

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AIRPORTS

The 5 largest airports in the world - VIDEO
"In this video we take a look at the top five largest airports in the world, including Shanghai Pudong International Airport that served over a million passengers in 2015 and Fort Worth International Airport in Texas which has its own zip code and post office due to its sheer size."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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MAPS

25 maps that explain the English language
"Here are 25 maps and charts that explain how English got started and evolved into the differently accented languages spoken today."

(vox.com)

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VOCABULARY

Saints and Sanctity
"The Latin adjective sanctus, meaning “consecrated” or “holy,” is the root of a family of words that sometimes
but not always have a religious context. Definitions of those words follow...
Sanctuary originally referred to a building designated for worship (it also applied to a sacred relic or any other holy object),
and because some churches served as refuges where fugitives were generally immune from arrest, the word was applied
outside of religious contexts to a place of protection or safety, including one set aside as wildlife refuge."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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MLK

Teaching & Learning Resources to Remember the Life of MLK
(edutech4teachers.edublogs.org)

 
This is the original 1998 animated movie "Our Friend, Martin". It is 61 minutes long

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ROBOTS

Robots exhibition at the Science Museum, London – in pictures - 7 February 2017
"A new exhibition opening on 8 February, Robots is a collection of over 100 objects ranging from 16th century automata
to cutting-edge ‘emotional’ robots"."

(theguardian.com)

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VIDEOS

15 Excellent YouTube Channels for Language Teachers and ESL Learners
(educatorstechnology.com)

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ALICE

Alice in Wonderland: Part 7: A mad tea-party
(BBC)

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FAKE NEWS

Lesson plan: How to teach your students about fake news
(pbs.org)

Lessons for Fighting Fake News and Teaching Students To Evaluate Online Resources - a padlet
(padlet.com)

«20 Minutes» s’allie à Facebook pour lutter contre les «fake news» - 6 February 2017
"Facebook va donc prochainement expérimenter en France un système similaire à celui qu’il a déjà mis en place aux Etats-Unis en décembre
avec le concours d’ABC News, AP, Factcheck.org, Politifact et Snopes. Dans l’hexagone, outre 20 Minutes, le dispositif intégrera également
les rédactions de Le Monde, l’AFP, BFM TV, France Télévisions, France Médias Monde, Libération et l’Express.

(20minutes.fr)

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ROLEPLAY

10 Fresh Roleplay Ideas for General English
(busyteacher.org)

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US NATIONAL PARKS

The 10 Least Visited U.S. National Parks
(adventuretravel.about.com)

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TATTOOS

See the History of New York’s Tattoo Culture in 10 Photographs
(mentalfloss.com)


Ace Harlyn, “Charlie Wagner tattooing Millie Hull,” 1939,
oil on canvas, collection of Brad Fink, Daredevil Tattoo NYC

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Why Was February Chosen for Black History Month?
(mentalfloss.com)

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THE ACLU

9 Facts About the ACLU
"The American Civil Liberties Union is one of the most famous civil-rights organizations in the U.S., defending First Amendment freedoms for everyone, regardless of their views. Here are nine things you might not know about the almost century-old organization."

(mentalfloss.com)

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06/02/2017


THE QUEEN

The Queen's Sapphire Jubilee: 13 key moments from her reign
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

Queen's portrait by David Bailey reissued for monarch's anniversary - 6 February 2017
(theguardian.com)

The Queen's record breaking reign - VIDEO
(BBC)

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SUPERBOWL

Super Bowl 51: Atlanta Falcons v New England Patriots – in pictures - 6 February 2017
(theguardian.com)


Lady Gaga dazzles Super Bowl with stunning half time show - VIDEO - 6 February 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

84 Lumber Super Bowl Commercial - The Entire Journey
(YouTube)

 

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SHOPPING

The Future of Shopping: 3D Printing and Augmented Reality - Text + Audio - 5 February 2017
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ROBOTS

Robots 'could replace 250,000 UK public sector workers' - 6 February 2017
"Reform thinktank says sector could be ‘the next Uber’ and staff should embrace the gig economy amid rise in automation."

(theguardian.com)

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BORDER WALL

The Real Deal with the U.S.–Mexico Border - VIDEO
"Before building a wall on our border with Mexico, let's take a close look at the security measures that already exist there."

(facebook.com)

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TRAVEL BAN

Trump ramps up criticism of judge after travel ban setback - Article + Videos - 6 February 2017
"US President Donald Trump has attacked the judge who blocked his travel ban, saying Americans should blame the courts "if something happens"."

+ US border checks
(BBC)

Trump bid to restore travel ban rejected - Article + Videos - 5 February 2017
"The US federal appeals court has rejected the Trump administration's request to reinstate a travel ban blocked by a federal judge on Friday."

+ Is Trump's immigration order legal?
+ Who does travel ban affect?
+ World reacts to Trump order

(BBC)

Travel ban: US appeals court rejects White House request to reinstate executive order - 5 February 2017
"Legal battles to continue after higher court denies request for immediate return to Trump’s travel ban."

(theguardian.com)


Der Spiegel - 4 February 2017

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CHILD LABOUR

How high street clothes were made by children in Myanmar for 13p an hour - 5 February 2017
"Children of 14 were working a six-day week...
New Look, Sports Direct’s Lonsdale brand and H&M have all used factories found to have employed children,
after several major brands switched their production to low-cost factories in Myanmar. "

(theguardian.com)

Firms such as Kellogg's, Unilever and Nestlé 'use child-labour palm oil' - 30 November 2016
"Amnesty claims producer Wilmar employs children to do back-breaking physical labour on refineries in Indonesia."

(theguardian.com)

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STREET ART

See Buenos Aires differently with a street art tour
(metro.co.uk)

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03/02/2017


SEQUENCE

Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges) vous propose une séquence portant sur les superhéros
avec 5 groupes de niveaux (besoins) différents et une fiche récap.
Elle permet de travailler sur différents aspects du superhéros et revenir sur les héros grecs et l'origine des premiers comics.
http://englishnexon.e-monsite.com/pages/for-teachers-only/niveau-6eme.html

Des applications sur les superpouvoirs sont disponibles ici :
http://englishnexon.e-monsite.com/pages/my-applis-meal/applis-6emes/super-powers.html

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TRAVEL BAN

Trump travel ban: Seattle judge issues nationwide block - Article + Pictures + Videos - 4 February 2017
"A US judge in Seattle has issued a temporary nationwide block on President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from seven mainly Muslim nations."

+ Trump border policy: Who's affected?
+ US entry ban victims vent fury
+ Trump border policy: World reacts

(BBC)

Travel ban in disarray as airlines told they can board barred passengers – reports - Article + Pictures + Video - 4 February 2017
"Seattle judge temporarily halts Trump’s travel ban after hearing arguments it unlawfully discriminated against Muslims and caused unreasonable harm."

(theguardian.com)

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TRUMP

VIDÉO - La Suisse invite Donald Trump à sa façon, et c'est très drôle - "Switzerland Second"
"Le site Everysecondcounts rassemble des vidéos du même type, qui invitent Donald Trump à faire de leur pays le second derrière les Etats-Unis. Ainsi, l'Allemagne, la Belgique, le Portugal ou encore la Lituanie dévoilent les meilleurs côtés de leur pays pour le convaincre d'en faire un allié de poids."

(lci.fr)

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TATTOOS

The man who sold his back to an art dealer - 1 February 2017
"Tim Steiner has an elaborate tattoo on his back that was designed by a famous artist and sold to a German art collector.
When Steiner dies his skin will be framed - until then he spends his life sitting in galleries with his shirt off."

(BBC)

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HOBBIES

Five of the most extravagant hobbies in the world
1 Classic cars
2 Flying
3 Art collecting
4 Mountain climbing
5 Yachting

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Edgar POE

'The Masque of the Red Death,' by Edgar Allen Poe - Text + Audio + Video
"Disease is a scary problem for any country. Leaders in different countries deal with disease in different ways.
But ignoring a major problem like disease never leads to a good result.
Learn about a terrible disease and how a leader named Prospero deals with it in this classic American story."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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SUPERBOWL

Americans Prepare for 'Super Bowl Sunday' - Text + Audio + Picture - 2 February 2017
"The Super Bowl is Sunday. It is the most important professional football game of the season in the U.S., and fans have been getting ready for two weeks."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Super Bowl Is Big Business for Big Ad Firms
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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STRESS SOLUTIONS

10 Serious Stress Solutions That’ll Have You Recharged in no Time!
(learninggamesforkids.com)

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FOOD

Every State's Grossest Food (That People Actually Love)
"Every red-white-and-blue cranny of America has its culinary quirks rooted in regional tradition or local predilections. From Alabama to Wyoming,
each state has foods that might look unappetizing or downright disgusting to an outsider -- but to homegrown kids, they’re a little slice of home."

(thrillist.com)

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VOCABULARY

The Meanings and Variations of “Sister”
"Sister, from the Old English word sweoster and cognate with the Latin term soror, means not only “a female with one or more parents in common”
but has also come, by extension, to refer to a woman with whom one has a bond or a common interest..."

( dailywritingtips.com)

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SHOPPING

Going shopping for sport shoes - The Twins Podcast - New Enjoy English - Editions Didier
(YouTube)

 

 

ESL shopping for jeans
(YouTube)

 

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