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04/01/2016


NEW YEAR

New Year Discussion Activity - 4 January 2015
(englishblog.com)

Ad of the Day: Turn Resolutions into Reservations
+ COMMENT + LESSON IDEA + TRANSCRIPT + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

 

Wishes and Resolutions for the New Year - Text + Audio - 3 January 2015
"At the beginning of each year, we look ahead and plan how we will improve our life.
VOA Staff talked with our online visitors about their wishes for 2016."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ENGLISH BREAKFAST

English breakfast 6ème - Documents from Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
"Je commence par Find the English breakfast, j'enchaîne avec la vidéo, puis le diaporama Vocabulary et les activités de la fiche,
cette année j'ai ajouté une recette, je terminerai avec les audios authentiques et je laisserai les élèves décrire leur petit déjeuner en homework.
Je noterai quelques élèves en POC."

- All about Britain - Ch 7 (mp3)
- Apple pie breakfast (mp3)
- Auto didac (mp3)

- Breakfast - Audio authentique 1 (mp3)
- Breakfast in England - Audio authentique 2
(mp3)
- Mary - English Breakfast - Audio authentique 3 (mp3)
- Mary - Times of meal - Audio authentique 4 (mp3)
- Breakfast origin (mp3)
- Listening didac (mp3)

- Breakfast Version 2016 (pdf)
- Worksheet - Version 2015 (pdf)

- Diaporama Breakfast - Version 2015 (ppt)
- My breakfast - Version 2016 (ppt)
- Find an English breakfast - Version 2016
(ppt)
- Vocabulary - Version 2016 (pptx)

- Image 1
- Image 2
- Image 3

- Video: What is a British full breakfast (flv)

 

English breakfast - Documents from Rachel Marsens (Ac. Grenoble):

- A Breakfast Bingo (pdf)
- An English breakfast - Vocabulary (pdf)
- Breakfast around the world (pdf)
- Breakfast documents (pdf)
- English breakfast (pdf)
- Menu à illustrer (pdf)
- The Queen's breakfast (mp3)
- The Queen's breakfast
(docx)


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2015

Flocabulary - Year 2015 Review (docx)
Created by Damien Waisse (Ac. Besançon)

The Top 20 Weird News Stories of 2015
(mentalfloss.com)

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THE SUFFRAGETTES

The Suffragettes - Documents for 3ème Euro from Pascale Brossard (Ac. Rouen):

- Suffragette official UK Trailer 1 (2015) (mp4)
- Trailer class (ppt)
- Suffragettes - Social Changers - Teacher's Notes
(pdf)
- Fiche élève (doc)


The Suffragettes
"The word ‘suffrage’ means having the right to vote in political elections. The Suffragettes campaigned for women to have this right.
In Britain the organisation was led by Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters Christabel and Sylvia at the beginning of the twentieth century."
(theschoolrun.com)
Thanks to Fabienne Dupont (Ac. Toulouse)

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CINEMA

A Tribute To Romance in Film
"A music video tribute to 85 couples from nine decades of film. Featuring the single "Perfect" by The Singularity." 

(YouTube)

 

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MIGRANTS

Migrant crisis: Sweden border checks come into force - Article + Photos - 4 January 2015
"Sweden has introduced identity checks for travellers from Denmark in an attempt to reduce the number of migrants arriving in the country."

(BBC)

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TECHNOLOGY

Plant Your Mobile Charger in the Dirt - Text + Audio + Video - 3 January 2015
"Three university students in Santiago, Chile have developed a plant-powered device to charge their mobile phones.
Their invention is a small biological circuit they call E-Kaia."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SPACECRAFT

Apollo 11 Spacecraft in 3D - VIDEO - 3 January 2015
"At the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., workers are filming the Apollo 11 Command Module, named Columbia.
They are filming in “3-D”or 3 dimensional. Later in 2016 you will be able to see it on your computer, or smartphone."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CLIMATE DISASTERS

Here’s every billion-dollar weather disaster in the U.S. since 1980 — Katrina cost the most - 25 August 2015
"Hurricane Katrina was the United States’s most costly and destructive weather disaster in recent history,
but how does it compare with other events? Here are all  billion-dollar climate disasters from 1980 to 2015..."

(washingtonpost.com)
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

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ISLAMIC STATE

Victories Noted in Fight Against Islamic State Group - Text + Audio - 3 January 2015
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Fatwa Explains IS Rules About Sex Slaves - Text + Audio - 3 January 2015
"A recently translated document details the Islamic State’s rules for treating female sex slaves. Women are held in warehouses,
inspected like livestock and transported in fleets of buses. All sales are documented by IS-run Islamic courts."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

ISIS Is Just One of a Full-Blown Global Jihadist Insurgency - 19 November 2015
"Want to fight ISIS? You’ve got to start by recognizing what it really is: part of a worldwide campaign to impose a religion by gunpoint."

(thedailybeast.com)
Thanks to Richard Comerford (Ac. Versailles)

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MUSEUMS

Ophelia Tate Britain - London (pdf)
British Museum (pdf)
Worksheets created by Marie André-Milesi (Ac. Besançon)

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SCULPTURE

In pictures: Preparations for Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival 2016
"The annual Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival takes place in China's north-eastern province of Heilongjiang
and is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people to see the sculptures."

(BBC)

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NATIONAL HISTORY DAY

National History Day 2016: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History - a file (pdf)
(nhd.org)
Thanks to Annie Gual-Arnoux Gwynn (Ac. Dijon)

History Day 2016: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History
(YouTube)

 

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INDIA / PAKISTAN

Earthquake hits India's Manipur state - Article + Photos + Video - 4 January 2016
"An earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitude has hit northeast India, near its borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, killing at least nine people."

(BBC)

The Wagah Border Closing Ceremony - Article + Video - 2 January 2016
"At the town of Wagah, a major road crosses the border between India and Pakistan.
Every evening at sunset, they hold a ceremony to officially close the crossing for the night...
The border security forces of India and Pakistan have been doing the Beating Retreat ceremonysince 1959.
If you liked this video, you’ll love this Fevikwik advertisement that uses the Wagah ceremony as its backdrop.  "

(neatorama.com)

 

 

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03/01/2016


SONG

Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning
(YouTube)

 

 

Beds Are Burning - 'TckTckTck - Time for Climate Justice' Campaign
(YouTube)


 

Beds Are Burning
"is a 1987 song by Australian rock band Midnight Oil, the first track from their album Diesel and Dust."
It "is a protest song in support of giving native Australian lands back to the Pintupi, who were among the very last people to come in from the desert. These 'last contact' people began moving from theGibson Desert to settlements and missions in the 1930s. More were forcibly moved during the 1950s and 1960s to the Papunya settlement. In 1981, they left to return to their own country and established the Kintore community, which is nestled in the picturesque Kintore Ranges, surrounded by Mulga and Spinifex country. It is a community with a population of about 400. Kintore and the town of Yuendumu are mentioned by name in the lyrics, as are vehicles produced by the Holden company.[2]"
(Wikipedia)

Song Worksheet: Beds are Burning by Midnight Oil
"A classical song by Midnight Oil. I use this song to introduce the topic of "Protecting the Environment. Enjoy!!"

(busyteacher.org)

Beds are burning - a worksheet (pdf)
(tefltunes.com)

TIME FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE : OUR BEDS ARE BURNING
(ddata.over-blog.com)

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Thanks to Catherine Doué for the worksheets


2015

2015 in Review (docx)
2015 in Review (pptx)

Created by Francoise Moutenet (Ac. Besançon)

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DEBATES

Fiche avec diverses expressions (anglaises avec traductions françaises) pour faire des débats en classe (.odt)
Créée par Catherine Bluteau (Ac. Bordeaux)

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FILMS

Woman in Gold 
"is a 2015 British drama film directed by Simon Curtis and written by Alexi Kaye Campbell...
The film is based on the true story of the late Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish refugee living in Cheviot Hills, Los Angeles, who, together with her young lawyer, Randy Schoenberg, fought the government of Austria for almost a decade to reclaim Gustav Klimt's iconic painting of her aunt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which was stolen from her relatives by the Nazis in Vienna just prior to World War II. Altmann took her legal battle all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States, which ruled on the case Republic of Austria v. Altmann (2004)."

(Wikipedia)

 


Brothers (international title: Brothers: Blood Against Blood)[6]
 "is an Indian action-drama film,[7][8] based on Mixed Martial arts (MMA) directed by Karan Malhotra...
The film is an official remake of the 2011 Hollywood film Warrior.[10]...
The film opens in medias res where street fighting issues are raised in Mumbai. Sports chairman Peter Braganza (Kiran Kumar)
expresses his desire of making street fighting a legal sport and decides to open a league called Right 2 Fight (R2F)..."

(Wikipedia)


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2016

Cartoon: What to Expect in 2016 - 2 January 2016
COMMENT + VOCABULARY + LESSON IDEA + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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2015

Joey Paur's 15 Favorite Movies of 2015 - with VIDEOS
(geektyrant.com)

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ROBOTS

New Robots Deployed at Fukushima - 17 December 2015
"A team of rival Japanese companies unveiled a new family of robots to help workers with the daunting task
of decommissioning the three reactors that went into meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011."

(blogs.wsj.com)

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Donald TRUMP

Video: Donald Trump with a British Accent
+ COMMENT + TRANSCRIPT + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

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POLLUTION

Our prettiest pollutant: just how bad are fireworks for the environment? - 31 December 2015
(theconversation.com)

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MIGRANTS

Migrant crisis: Lesbos is microcosm of Europe's difficulties - 3 January 2016
"2015 was a record year for migrants crossing to Europe by sea - and the winter weather is unlikely to slow arrivals for long,
writes the BBC's Paul Adams, on the Greek island of Lesbos."

+ Migration to Europe explained in graphics
+ Why is the EU struggling with migration?
(BBC)

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CHARITY

Prince Charles reflects on 40 years of The Prince's Trust - VIDEO - 3 January 2016
"On the 40th anniversary of The Prince's Trust, Prince Charles has been speaking about his role in the charity.
In a documentary for ITV, the prince told presenters Ant and Dec that he felt he always wanted to do "more and more" for the organisation."

(BBC)

 

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E-CIGARETTES

E-cigarette laws to change across EU - VIDEO - 2 January 2016
(BBC)

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CINEMA

The 40 Best Dramatic Performances by Comedians - with VIDEOS
(vulture.com)

Memories of Murder (2003) - Ensemble Staging
"How do you emphasize to the audience that something is important?
Well, you could always cut to a close-up, but how about something subtler?
Today I consider ensemble staging — a style of filmmaking that directs the audience exactly where to look, without ever seeming to do so at all."

(YouTube)

 

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DRONES

Flying Robots Are Coming to US Universities - Text + Audio - 2 January 2016
"Drones are flying robots that people use for fun and for work. More and more jobs involving drones are created every day.
Now some US universities are starting drone classes and degree programs. But, some new laws make drone piloting difficult."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CES 2016

CES 2016: Preview of the Las Vegas tech showcase - 2 January 2016
(BBC)

 

CES 2016: Social robot wants to be your Buddy - VIDEO - 1 January 2016
"Las Vegas is playing host to all kinds of robots.
The CES tech show - a giant showcase of consumer technologies - is dedicating a bigger area to droids than ever before.
One of the attendees is Buddy - a robot from France designed to help around the home.
It can recognise family members, make video calls and even detect fire, flood and intruders.
But will people be persuaded to buy a bot when there are less expensive ways to control a smart home?
BBC technology reporter Chris Foxx quizzed the company's chief, Rodolphe Hasselvander."

(BBC)

CES "is a global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow that takes place every January in Las Vegas, Nevada."
(cesweb.org)

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TERRORISM

Suicide Attack Kills 26 in Pakistan - Text + Audio - 2 January 2016
"The year closes in Pakistan with one of the country’s worst suicide bombings. The explosion occurred in the Pakistani city of Mardan.
The blast took place outside the door of a government office. The office was the National Database and Registration Authority."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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02/01/2016


GUN VIOLENCE

Barack Obama pledges action to tackle gun violence - 2 January 2016
"In his first address of the year, President Barack Obama says he will take unilateral action to tackle the problem of gun violence in the US.
He said his inability to win Congressional backing for what he called "common sense gun laws" was the greatest frustration of his presidency."

(BBC)

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CARDS

Cartes pour une mission finale entre un touriste perdu dans la ville de Norwich et un officier de police,
créées par  Mme BERGERON GIUDICELLI (Ac. Toulouse)
"15 cartes, et une carte pour le policier ( toujours le même rôle, à reproduire si besoin en plusieurs exemplaires),
la carte de Norwich, trouvée sur Internet, à projeter au tableau."

Carte mission finale - Touriste et officier de police (docx)
Carte mission finale - Touriste et officier de police (pdf)
Map of Norwich - We are here

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND (film)

ALICE‘S VISUAL CHALLENGE: MAKE YOU BELIEVE ‘WORLD OF INSANITY’
(wired.com)

 

Alice in Wonderland
"Tim Burton tampers with the children's classic to his cost in this lifeless reimagining of Lewis Carroll's book."

(theguardian.com)

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Thanks to Evelyne Vittoz (Ac. Amiens)


DISNEY

Star Wars, Disney and myth-making
"How one company came to master the business of storytelling."

(economist.com)
Thanks to Mrs Cloup-Speer (Ac. Paris)

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IMMIGRANTS

Neil Sedaka - The immigrant
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"Harbours open their arms to the young searching foreigner
Come to live in the light of the beacon of liberty"

(azlyrics.com)

 

 

America - (By Neil Diamond)
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"Far,
We've been traveling far
Without a home
But not without a star

Free,
Only want to be free
We huddle close
Hang on to a dream"

(azlyrics.com)

 

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Thanks to Sophie Bonfils (Ac. Lyon)


NEW YEAR

New Year's Eve - an activity
"Do you celebrate New Year's Eve where you live? What do you do on New Year's Eve?
Do you have a special dinner or party? Do you stay awake until midnight? Happy New Year!"

(learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

New Year's resolutions - activity
(learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

Why we Sing Auld Lang Syne on New Year’s Eve — TodayIFoundOut
(YouTube)

 

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2015

Year 2015 Review - Created by Karine Gavoille (Ac. Nancy-Metz)
Year 2015 Review - Fiche élève DYS (docx)
Year 2015 Review - Fiche élève DYS (pdf)
Year 2015 Review - Fiche élève (docx)
Year 2015 Review - Fiche élève (pdf)

Year 2015 Review - Fiche prof (docx)
Year 2015 Review - Fiche prof (pdf)


2015, l'année de l'espace - 11 PHOTOS
(20minutes.fr)

Watch Serena Williams’s Inspiring Sportsperson of the Year Acceptance Speech - 16/12/2015
"Serena Williams was officially honored as the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year on Tuesday night in New York City."

(time.com)
Thanks to Isabelle Farissier (Ac. Grenoble)

 

 

2015 Year Ender - Cincinnati Zoo
Music: Life in Color One Republic 
(YouTube)

 

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AMERICAN STORY

'The Ransom of Red Chief,' by O. Henry - Text + Audio + Video
"Two kidnappers plan to take the child of an important man in a small Southern town.
The 10-year-old boy gives the kidnappers more trouble than they ever expected.
Find out what happens when the boy's father asks for money to take him back."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

Xmas holiday (.odt)
Christmas holiday (ppt)

Created by Myriam Lopez (Ac. Toulouse):
"J'ai préparé un ppt pour réviser le prétérit avec des 4° niveau faible."

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01/01/2016


NEW YEAR

HOLIDAYS and TRADITIONS
by month in 2016

JANUARY 2016 MAY 2016 SEPTEMBER 2016
FEBRUARY 2016 JUNE 2016 OCTOBER 2016
MARCH 2016 JULY 2016 NOVEMBER 2016
APRIL 2016 AUGUST 2016 DECEMBER 2016

 

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS :

ACTIVITIES TO PRINT LESSON PLANS
CARTOONS LISTENING
EXAMPLES PICTURES
GAMES

POEMS

INFOGRAPHICS SONGS
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES VIDEOS

 

Ten Strange New Year's Traditions From Around The World
(neatorama.com)

 

New Year Cartoons
NOTE + COMMENTARY + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

New Year's resolutions: the good news about what's bad for you - 01/01/2016
(telegraph.co.uk)

Shakespeare's New Year quiz
"This year marks 400 years since William Shakespeare's death.
Events around the world are planned to celebrate the anniversary of England's - and possibly the world's - most famous playwright.
So, to mark its beginning, take our quiz on the calendar dates, months and seasons which feature in Shakespeare's year..."

(BBC)

Fireworks around the globe mark the New Year - VIDEO - 01/01/2016
"New Zealand was one of the first countries to welcome in 2016, with people gathered in Auckland to watch a colourful fireworks display.
Australia followed, with Sydney Harbour providing the backdrop to a spectacular show.
Security has been stepped up in major European cities for the New Year celebrations."

(BBC)

Memories and Hopes Meet in New Year's Music - Text + Audio - 31/12/2015
"The traditional "Auld Lang Syne" is not the only song that could make people think of old friends at the New Year.
We look at the music that remembers a year past and celebrates a year ahead."

+ Download PDF: New Year's Music: Where Memories and Hopes Meet at Midnight
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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2015

ANIMALS SCIENCE
BUSINESS SOCIAL MEDIA
CELEBRATIONS and EVENTS SPORTS
CINEMA STORIES
CULTURE TEACHING
DEATHS TECHNOLOGY
FEARS TELEVISION
GAMES VIDEOS
MUSIC VIOLENCE
NOBEL PRIZES WORD OF THE YEAR
PICTURES WORDS and PHRASES
POLITICS WORKS OF FICTION

 

Getty Images year in focus - 31/12/2015
"Hugh Pinney is vice-president of News for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Getty Images
and has picked out one photograph for each month from 2015."

(BBC)

Year in pictures 2015
"Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world this year."

(BBC)

At least 109 journalists killed around world in 2015
"Journalists in 30 countries have died in targeted killings, bombs or crossfire in the past 12 months, survey finds."

(theguardian.com)

Top 5 sustainable technology trends of 2015
"A cheap water filter and an energy-producing home are some of the most promising technologies
we saw this year for reducing our carbon footprint."

(theguardian.com)

The Guardian's biggest stories of 2015 - 01/01/2016
"What did you read last year? And how many of you read it? We compile the 20 most popular stories as read online by our audience."

(theguardian.com)

The 10 stories that made us love Earth in 2015 - 31/12/2015
"From the inside of a black hole to the mites that are literally living on your actual face, discover the most popular stories from BBC Earth in 2015."
(BBC)

Sharks explain Australia's year in news - 31/12/2015
"There's no question that 2015 has been a big year for shark-related news in Australia.
But what about all the other stuff? And what do the sharks think?
Cartoonist Christopher Patterson explains the year in Australian news from a unique perspective."

(BBC)



Terrorism, Tragedy Top World News in 2015 - Text + Audio - 01/01/2016
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Personal Technology Trends of 2015 - Text + Audio - 31/12/2015
"Tech companies keep trying to develop “must-have” products that will become as useful as computers or smart phones.
From broadcasting your story to self-driving cars, we will find out in 2016 whether they were successful."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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REFUGEES

Archbishop's new year message focuses on refugees - 01/01/2016
"People should use the "hospitality of love" to conquer "hatred and extremism",
the Archbishop of Canterbury is to say in a New Year's Day message.
The archbishop will use his televised broadcast to focus on the plight of refugees and urge people to "welcome the alien and stranger".
The Most Reverend Welby will remind people that Jesus too was a refugee.
"
(BBC)

New threat to British border as France builds first official refugee camp for 13 years - 31/12/2015
"New 'Sangatte'-style camp at Dunkirk - just 50 miles from British coast - risks becoming a magnet for even larger numbers of migrants,
warn critics."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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STORY

The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry - VIDEO
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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POLLUTION

Delhi begins car rationing to curb pollution - 01/01/2016
"Authorities in the Indian capital, Delhi, have launched major restrictions on private cars to curb alarming levels of pollution."

(BBC)

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TV DETECTIVES

The 40 best TV detectives and sleuths
(telegraph.co.uk)

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