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14/01/2015


UNIFORMS

For sale: one uniform to dress them all - 11 January 2015
"A new, generic school uniform range is being touted as a way to help parents reduce the cost of kids going back to class..."

(nzherald.co.nz)

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Thanks to Gaëlle Lantin (Ac. La Réunion)

 


CINEMA / IRAQ WAR

American Sniper 
"is a 2014 American biographical war drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Jason Hall.
It is based on Chris Kyle's autobiography American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History ...
Kyle works as a rodeo cowboy but wants more and signs up to become a Navy SEAL. He completes his training and meets his future wife.
They are married after September 11, and he is deployed to Iraq as a sniper.
He makes many kills, and is called "The Legend" but agonizes over the soldiers he could not save..."

(Wikipedia)


Clint Eastwood: 'Sympathetic to veterans'
- 14 January 2015 
"American Sniper is a biographical film set in the Iraq war, and directed by Clint Eastwood.
Based on the autobiography of Chris Kyle, the story follows the military marksman played by Bradley Cooper.
Clint Eastwood told BBC arts editor Will Gompertz that he was not fond of the war in Iraq but was "always sympathetic to veterans".

(BBC)

 

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NEW LINKS

CHARLIE HEBDO SHOOTING

 

13/01/2015

NEW LINKS

CHARLIE HEBDO SHOOTING

 

12/01/2015


NEW LINKS

CHARLIE HEBDO SHOOTING

 

11/01/2015

NEW LINKS

Charlie Hebdo cartoons
+ Cartoonists pay tribute to Charlie Hebdo victims - a worksheet
Created by Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)

 

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ENVIRONMENT

Prisoners Work to Protect the Planet - Text + Audio - 4 January 2015
"In some U.S. prisons, inmates are not just “doing time,” as they often describe their prison sentences.
Some prisoners are working to protect the environment.
A conservation project in a prison U.S. has produced rare and endangered plants, and animals and insects for release in the wild."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MUST

Jack and the Giant Slayer: Modal Verb for Drawing Conclusions - Must
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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GUNS

Gunned down: the power of the NRA - A video - 6 January 2015
(pbs.org)

The inside story of how an Idaho toddler shot his mom at Wal-Mart - Article + Video - 31 December 2014
(washingtonpost.com)

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ROCKWELL

The Four Freedoms + A worksheet
Created by Mrs Prou
(quia.com)

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CYBER ADDICTS

CLICK FOR A LIKE, KICK FOR A LIFE - about cyber addicts
(manoramaonline.com)

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TECHNOLOGY / ROBOTS

Robot Finds Unexploded Underwater Mines - Article + Audio + Video - 10 January 2015
"Many teachers believe that “hands-on” experience is the best way to learn. A group of students in the U.S. is putting that belief to the test.
The students are with the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.
They successfully designed and built a robot to find underwater mines."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

CES 2015: The robots moving in to your house - 8 January 2015
(BBC)

CES 2015: World's biggest tech show in pictures - 8 January 2015
+ In pictures: Hi-tech, high fashion?
+ Healing the sick at CES 2015
+ Is VR about to become a reality?
+ Wearable tech vanishes at CES

(BBC)

The invisible objects you can touch thanks to ultrasound - Video - 5 January 2015
(BBC)

 



What happens when a software bot goes on a darknet shopping spree? - 5 December 2014 
"The Random Darknet Shopper, with bitcoin to burn, has purchased counterfeit jeans, master keys, dodgy cigs and even a bag of ecstasy tablets.
Who is legally liable?"

(theguardian.com)

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POLICE

Are NY police turning their back on crime? - 5 January 2015 
"If you're inclined to park illegally, or jump a red light, or exceed the speed limit, has there ever been a better time to be in New York?"

(BBC)

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CONGRESS

6 January 2015 - Republicans take control of Congress
(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

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LIBRARIES

Franck Bohbot: Photos of beautiful libraries
(BBC)

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10/01/2015


COLLOQUE CYBER-LANGUES 2015

Message de Laurence  Bernard (Ac. Martinique) :

"Le colloque Cyber-Langues 2015 se déroulera du lundi 24 au mercredi 26 août 2015 au Lycée Clément Ader à Tournan-en-Brie (académie de Créteil, 77).
Le titre du colloque Cyber-Langues 2015 est "Créativité et interactivité grâce au numérique".
L’appel à communication pour le colloque 2015 est ouvert jusqu'au 1er février 2015.
Qu’il s’agisse d’une conférence, d’un compte-rendu d’expérience ou d’un atelier,
nous espérons que vous serez nombreux à proposer une communication.
Les formalités de proposition de communication sont en ligne sur le site de l'association http://www.cyber-langues.fr "

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Nations Preparing to Deal with Climate Change - Text + Audio + Video - 7 January 2015
"In 2014, the UN released a series of climate reports that showed temperatures on Earth are rising. That is the bad news.
The good news is that countries are working together to fight climate change.
Experts say a 2-degree rise in temperature above pre-industrial times will cause serious damage."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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GRAMMAR

5 resources for teaching 'would' and 'used to'
(teachthemenglish.com)

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THE TUBE

London Underground: 150 fascinating Tube facts
"The Tube has turned 150. Here is a nugget of knowledge for every year of its existence."

+ Videos:
150 years of the Tube in pictures 
Funny London Underground videos

(telegraph.co.uk)

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FOOD

Learning about Food preparation and recipes English lesson
(easypacelearning.com)

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JEWELRY

Jewellery /  jewelry and accessories vocabulary  English lesson 
"During this English lesson on you will learn the vocabulary for Jewellery /jewelry and accessories vocabulary using pictures.
After you will learn how to talk about Jewellery accessories vocabulary." 

(easypacelearning.com)

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COMPUTERS / TELEPHONES / CAMERAS

Vocabulary for computers telephones and cameras English lesson
"This English lesson you will learn the vocabulary for computers telephones and cameras .
The last part of lesson you learn how to ask questions about buying a computer, telephone or camera."

(easypacelearning.com)

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THE CITY

City vocabulary English lesson
"During this English lesson you will learn the vocabulary for places around the city.
Also learn how to ask basic questions about where certain places are around the city."

(easypacelearning.com)

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AT THE BANK

At the Bank and asking questions about banking - a lesson
"During this English lesson you will learn how to open a bank account and what to say.
The lesson also covers what type of account to ask for, what you need to open an account and how to close an account at a bank.
The last part of the lesson is a list of various questions you might need to ask at a bank."

(easypacelearning.com)

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NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

TALK2US: New Year Resolutions - a video
"As we enter into 2015, many people have made resolutions – a personal commitment to do something or make a lifestyle change.
What are your New Year Resolutions for 2015?"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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NEW LINKS

CHARLIE HEBDO SHOOTING

 

08/01/2015


A NEW PAGE on RESCOL 2

CHARLIE HEBDO SHOOTING

 

04/01/2015

THE YEAR 2014 - REVIEW

ARTS SCIENCES / TECHNOLOGY
CINEMA SONGS
DEATHS SPACE
DESIGN SPORTS
FACTS TIME MAGAZINE'S PERSON OF THE YEAR
POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS with ACTIVITIES TRANSPORT
QUIZZES VOCABULARY

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SPACE

How big is space? – interactive version
"This time round you get to pilot a rocket through the Solar System.
There’s even more information packed into this graphic: you’ll see how close comets have come to our planet;
what is the farthest travelled by a human being; how long the trip will take if you were on the Starship Enterprise...
as well as a few surprises too..."

(BBC)

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TECHNOLOGY / INTERNET

Reboot or Die Trying
"A star political blogger for Grist.org, David Roberts spent so much time posting and Tweeting and staring at screens that he almost went nuts.
So he pulled the plug for a year, restarting his relationship with technology and actively seeking health, balance, and adventure in the real world.
What he learned just might save you from meltdown."

(outsideonline.com)

Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent
(nytimes.com)

En Inde, le boom des cyberaddictions
"De plus en plus d’adolescents indiens sont accros à Internet. Un virus qui se répand au rythme des bouleversements sociétaux que connaît le pays."
(courrierinternational.com)

 

Meet Facebook’s Mr. Nice
At Facebook, Creating Empathy Among Cyberbullying
"Of Facebook’s 7,185 employees, Arturo Bejar may have the most difficult job...
Mr. Bejar has a much more inscrutable task: teaching the site’s 1.3 billion users, especially its tens of millions of teenagers,
how to be nice and respectful to one another."

(nytimes.com)

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Thanks to Fabienne Robin (Ac. Bordeaux)

 


NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

Before / After


New Year's Resolution
(YouTube)
Thanks to Fatima Zahra El Kaddouri (Ac Paris)

 

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03/01/2015


NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

New Year's resolutions difficult to keep (January 02, 2015) - a lesson plan with audio
"The start of every New Year is when we all make plans to change our life for the better over the forthcoming twelve months."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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AIRCRAFT

5 Most Secret Military Aircraft
"These are the most mysterious military airplanes, jets and space planes flying today, including the infamous Aurora black triangle, the Boeing X-37,
the new Northrop Grumman unmanned RQ-180 stealth drone, the Blackstar space bomber, and stealth Black Hawk helicopters."

(YouTube)

 

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MLK

Why has it taken so long to make a Martin Luther King film? - 1 January 2015
"The new film Selma looks at the marches led by Dr Martin Luther King Jr in Alabama amid fierce opposition
as he tried to secure the right of African Americans to vote freely..."

(BBC)

 

 

Selma 
"is a 2014 American historical epic drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb.
It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches 
led by James Bevel,[5][6] Hosea Williams, and Martin Luther King, Jr. of SCLC and John Lewis of SNCC..."

(Wikipedia)

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DOGS

Medical Detection Dogs - with a video
"We are a charity that works in partnership with researchers, NHS Trusts and Universities.
Our aim is to train specialist dogs to detect the odour of human disease...
The charity has two arms Cancer Detection Dogs and Medical Alert Assistance Dogs."

(medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk)

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RHINOS

Rhino horn trafficking surging out of control, say campaigners - 11 December 2014 
"Trafficking of African rhinoceros horn on the black market has surged 30-fold in the past 13 years, say animal protection groups...
The trafficking is “out of control. Like for ivory, like for products from tigers,
these are very organised networks that have a great capacity to adapt to changes."

(theguardian.com)

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SUFFRAGETTES

L’incroyable propagande contre le vote des femmes des années 1900 – 1914 - Cartes postales
(ufunk.net)

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Thanks to Anne-Laure Moallic (AC. Versailles)

 


THE YEAR 2014 - REVIEW

ARTS SCIENCES / TECHNOLOGY
CINEMA SONGS
DEATHS SPACE
DESIGN SPORTS
FACTS TIME MAGAZINE'S PERSON OF THE YEAR
POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS TRANSPORT
QUIZZES VOCABULARY

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01/01/2015


NEW YEAR

New Year fireworks displays mark the start of 2015 - 1 December 2015
(BBC)

 

New Year's Eve: Global celebrations usher in 2015 - Photos + Video - 1 December 2015
(BBC)

In pictures: How you captured new year celebrations - 1 December 2015
(BBC)

Time for another year - song + activity
"January, February, March...Practise the months of the year with this song."
(learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

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