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31/01/2015


GOOGLE GLASS

What REALLY Killed Google Glass?
"A short horror comedy about the dangers of modern technology."

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SONGS

What America Needs to Tell Obama by Prince Ea
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS
(genius.com)

 

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Thanks to Fabienne Robin (Ac. Bordeaux)

 


John LENNON

John Lennon's "Imagine," Made Into A Comic Strip
(filmsforaction.org)

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Thanks to Raphaël Riolon (Ac Poitiers)

 


NATIVE AMERICANS

Native American Teens: Who We Are - Article
(pbs.org)

Native American Teens: Who We Are
(YouTube)

 

 

10 Questions for Sherman Alexie
"Native American poet and author Sherman Alexie on reservations, alcoholism and Chief Wahoo."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Blandine Baulard (Ac. Reims)

 


IMMIGRATION

Illegal Immigrants Can Now Get a Driver’s License - Article - Audio - Video - 18 January 2015
"People in the western state of California who are in the United States illegally can now request a driver’s license.
More than a million people are expected to seek the special license.
California is not the first American state with such a law, but it has the largest number of illegal immigrants."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MLK

Americans Serve Others to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. - Article - Audio - 18 January 2015
"Dr. King’s life was about service in the name of peace, justice and equality. He led efforts to end the racial separation laws.
He organized huge marches and protests. He urged people to disobey unjust laws through non-violent resistance.
The holiday in his honor became the National Day of Service."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BEAUTY

Beauty Patch
"This EFL lesson is designed around a short film commissioned by Dove and the theme of beauty.
Students practise using abstract nouns and describe their perfect partner, watch a short film which shows an interesting experiment,
read and discuss comments on the short film.
Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Time: 90 minutes
Activity: Speaking about a perfect partner using abstract nouns, watching a short film, and reading
Topic: Beauty
Language: Abstract nouns
Materials: Short film and YouTube comments worksheet

(film-english.com)

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FOOD

First vegetarian school in the US popular with children - Video - 22 May 2013
"On the menu this lunchtime, a tofu sandwich with salad, and an orange for dessert..."

(wort.lu)

 

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Thanks to Fabienne Arnoux (Ac. Nice) and Isabelle Farissier (Ac. Grenoble)

 


PETS

Leslie : my pets
"Leslie speaks about her two cats : Rosie and Ziggy."

(audio-lingua.eu)
+ Oral comprehension
Created by Marie-Sophie ALLEN (Ac. Orléans-Tours)

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TABLETTES

Guide non exhaustif d’Applications et de ressources pour tablettes IOs ou Android & Carte interactive
(crdp.ac-amiens.fr)

Articles sur les tablettes
(ac-grenoble.fr)

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Thanks to Audrey Moreau (Ac. Nantes)

 


INTERJECTIONS

TALK2US: Interjections - Video
"Caty Weaver and Ashley Thompson are joined by a special guest, Anna Mateo, as they sing "The Interjection Song"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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FILMS

Films exploitables en classe
"Voici une liste de films exploitables en classe (et les thèmes qu'ils abordent) "

(agreg-ink.net)

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Thanks to Chloé Cormier (Ac. Nantes)

 


WISH

wish
- "Travaillez la structure I wish I had en compréhension orale. Notez le vocabulaire que vous pourrez réinvestir. Il y a 6 activités."
+ AUDIO
(soundguideweb.com)

Regrets ( I wish + I had + pp )
Travaillez  l'expression du regret avec 5 extraits audio empruntés à Elllo 
(soundguideweb.com)

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FREEDOM

What does freedom look like in 2014? - with videos
"We asked five people what freedom looks like to them and we hope their answers will inspire you to create your own artwork, illustrations and images."

(BBC)

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Thanks to Fabienne Robin (Ac. Bordeaux)

 


FOOTBALL

Women's football - Video + Transcript + Activities
"Football is more popular than ever among British girls and women. Meet Kitty and her team as they prepare for a big match."

(learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org)

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Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

 


TRIP

My trip to England - with activities
Beachy Head - The Tower of London - Brighton - Shakespeare’s Globe - A VISIT TO THE SHERLOCK HOLMES MUSEUM - HMS Victory - etc
(pavilly-col.spip.ac-rouen.fr)

A few interesting sites if you are planning a trip to London … 
(franglish.fr)

Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: History, Facts & Quiz + Video
(education-portal.com)
Thanks to Nelle Baertsoen (from Belgium)

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30/01/2015


TOYS

How toys are going hi-tech in 2015 - 29 January 2015
"Toys are getting ever more hi-tech - from robots that can research the internet to toy drones and plastic pets.
BBC Click's Spencer Kelly went along to the British Toy Fair on the hunt for the must-have toys of 2015.
Some 260 exhibitors were showing off their latest toy creations - many still in the prototype stage."

(BBC)

 

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IMPLANTS

Swedish office staff offered implants to access facilities - 29 janvier 2015
(BBC)

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INDIA

Obama Attends India's Republic Day Parade - Article + Audio - 30 janvier 2015
"Mr. Obama was the first U.S. president to attend the event, which celebrates India’s first constitution as an independent state.
The election results are likely to place Greece in conflict with the E.U. and international creditors.
Deadly violence in Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines website hacked."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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AUDIO

Padlet - Pronunciation - Podcast
By Isabelle Destat (Ac. Versailles)
(fr.padlet.com)

The Sounds of English
"There is a system of symbols for writing the sounds of English.
We have a guide to these symbols and also videos to show how to pronounce each of the sounds."

(BBC)
Thanks to Line Berthaud (Ac. Grenoble)

Where did you go to school?
(YouTube)

 

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CHARITIES

Sheila : some of the most famous charities in Great Britain - Audio - 25 janvier 2015
(audio-lingua.eu)

Christine : charities in England - Audio - 3 May 2013
"Christine talks about the generosity of British people towards charities."

(audio-lingua.eu)

Britain – the most charitable developed nation in the world - 3 December 2013
"More than three quarters of Britons give to good causes in a typical month."

(independent.co.uk)

Britain's top 1,000 charities ranked by donations. Who raises the most money? - 2012
(theguardian.com)

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DEATH PENALTY

Texas executes intellectually disabled killer Robert Ladd - 30 January 2015
"57-year-old man is second mentally impaired prisoner to die by lethal injection in US this week despite high court ban."

(theguardian.com)

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POLICE

Goggles and scanners among new police technology ideas - 29 January 2015
"BBC technology reporter Dave Lee was given a demonstration of some of the latest ideas, including 3D room-scanners and facial recognition devices."

(BBC)

 

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ART

Graffiti, demolition and angst in Shanghai - 29 January 2015
+ Graffiti art among the rubble in Shanghai, China
(BBC)

 

 

The Changing Meaning of Mural - 24 January 2015
(dailywritingtips.com)

New York's 'Underground Museum' Pleases Passersby - Article + Audio + Video - 28 January 2015
"For the past thirty years, artists have been asked to create works of art for New York’s huge subway and train system.
The works often relate to city life or to the neighborhood of a station.
Some people call it New York’s “underground art museum," with over 250 pieces of original artwork."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Rare, Important Art Is Now Only a Click Away - Article + Audio + Video - 21 January 2015
"The public has never seen the majority of works in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museums of Asian Art. Now they can be downloaded from the Internet -- in many cases for free. The Freer and Sackler Galleries worked for over 15 years to make digital copies of more than 40,000 objects."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ZOOS / ANIMALS

Zoo Animals Show Their Artistic Sides - Article + Audio + Video - 29 January 2015
"Can animals be artistic? Some experts think so. Painting and music are part of efforts to keep animals happy at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo
in Washington, D.C. Zookeepers there believe that animals need enrichment just like people do. Their unique pieces of art are popular items."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SUPER BOWL XLIX



Super Bowl XLIX 
"is an upcoming American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots 
and National Football Conference (NFC) champion Seattle Seahawksto decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2014 season.
The game is scheduled to be played on February 1, 2015, at University of Phoenix Stadium in GlendaleArizona..."

(Wikipedia)



FAA: Super Bowl XLIX is a 'No Drone Zone' [Video] - 29 January 2015
(techtimes.com)
FAA = The Federal Aviation Administration



Superbowl Sunday: The Patriots, the Seahawks and Katy Perry, Too - Article + Audio + Video - 29 January 2015
"The National Football League championship game is hugely popular with sports fans and television advertisers.
Tens of millions of people watch the game for the competitive play and for the funny commercials broadcast throughout.
Many also enjoy the halftime show. This year Katy Perry will entertain."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

2015 Budweiser Super Bowl Commercial “Lost Dog” | Budweiser #BestBuds
(YouTube)

 

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27/01/2015


2015

ANNIVERSARIES & EVENTS CALENDAR
(itnsource.com)

Anniversaries
(en.wikisource.org)

Celebrations
(unesco.org)

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Thanks to Evelyne Vittoz (Ac. Amiens)

 


AUSTRALIA DAY

Australia Day 2015 in Perth
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Thanks to Gaëlle Lantin (Ac. La Réunion)

 


THE PRESS

Analysing press images
"Newspapers and press websites NEED to illustrate their pages with a variety of images.
Illustration, along with headlines, is what draws the attention of the reader/buyer/visitor.
When looking at a press image, one has to wonder why that particular picture has been chosen and how it contributes to the news.
Here are a few examples showing how those images function..."

(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

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26/01/2015


AUSTRALIA DAY

In pictures: Australia Day 2015 - 26 January 2013
"Australians are marking their official national day with fancy dress, parades - and a trip to the beach."

(BBC)

 

 


Thanks to Gaëlle Lantin (Ac. La Réunion)

 

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UFO

Project Blue Book: US Air Force UFO documents revealed - 26 January 2015
(BBC)

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MONEY

Where do the wealthiest 1% live? - 25 January 2015
(BBC)

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25/01/2015


ROBOTS

Pepper
"The latest creation from Aldebaran, Pepper is the first humanoid robot designed to live with humans...
He’s a companion able to communicate with you through the most intuitive interface we know: voice, touch and emotions." 

(aldebaran.com)


FAQ - About Pepper
(aldebaran.com)


 


Always Be Chatty: Japanese robot Pepper will sell you a coffee machine… with a smile
"The robot which debuted at a promotional event on Monday was called Pepper and belonged to Nestle Japan Ltd
as part of an innovative new sales technique for its Japanese stores. It has a smiling human face and an interactive tablet mounted on its chest."

(rt.com)


See VIDEOS about Pepper

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WINDOWS 10

Windows 10 and Microsoft HoloLens - what you need to know - 22 January 2015
"How much will Microsoft Hololens cost? What is Surface Hub? When will Windows 10 be released? All the key questions answered."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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