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09/01/2016


NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

More people to stick to New Year's resolutions (January 03, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The year 2016 may go down in history as one of the best years for people to stick to their New Year's resolutions."
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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IDIOMS

Idiom of the Day: Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining
MEANING AND ORIGIN + VOCABULARY + EXAMPLES + ALSO SEE

(englishblog.com)

Idioms by Rachel Walker (ppt):
Idioms 1 - Idioms 2 - Idioms 3  - Idioms 4 
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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MOTIVATION

The Science Of Motivation
"What's the best way to stay motivated?"
8 More SIMPLE Motivation Tips: https://youtu.be/MU9NiuguC2I

(YouTube)

 

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TRADITIONS

Video: French Fried TV Presents "La Bise"
+ COMMENT + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

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MYSTERY WRITERS

Tom Gauld on murder methods for modern mystery writers – cartoon
"Following the new BBC adaptation of And Then There Were None, Tom detects the perilous endings
that await modern-day murder mystery victims."

(theguardian.com)
Thanks to Fabienne Arnoux (Ac. Nice)

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TRAINS

8 Crazy Trains in History
"From the beginning of railway travel, people have tried to make trains bigger, better, faster, more efficient, or just plain different.
Here are some of the strange ideas they came up with along the way."

(neatorama.com)


A sail-trolley

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BOMB TEST

Questions Raised on N. Korea's Claim of Hydrogen Bomb Test - Test + Audio - 6 January 2016
"North Korea announced Wednesday that it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 5.1 magnitude earthquake early Wednesday (UTC) near the site of previous North Korean nuclear tests.
The site is in the northeast part of the country, near the border with China."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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FOOD

Apps for Healthy Food Choices - Test + Audio - 6 January 2016
"Most people agree that eating healthy food is important. But sometimes making good food choices can be tough.
Now, there are apps that can help people learn about the food they eat to improve their diets and their dining out experience."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ANIMAL RIGHTS

Animal rights
(pinterest.com)

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KKK

How the Klan Got Its Hood - Article + Photos - 8 January 2016
"Members of the Ku Klux Klan did not wear their distinctive white uniform until Hollywood—and a mail-order catalog—intervened."

(newrepublic.com)

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BUTTERFLIES

The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
 "is a World Heritage Site containing most of the over-wintering sites of the eastern population of the monarch butterfly.
The reserve is located in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt pine-oak forests ecoregion on the border of Michoacán and State of Mexico,
100 km (62 miles), northwest of Mexico City. Millions of butterflies arrive in the reserve annually. Butterflies only inhabit a fraction
of the 56,000 hectares of the reserve from October–March. The biosphere’s mission is to protect the butterfly species and its habitat."

(Wikipedia)

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GUN CONTROL

US gun control: What is the NRA and why is it so powerful? - 8 January 2016
"It is one of the most powerful players in one of the most hotly-debated issues in the US - gun control
- but what exactly is the NRA? Here's a quick guide."

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THE ISLAMIC STATE

Egypt attack: Three tourists stabbed at Hurghada hotel - 9 January 2016
"Three foreign tourists have been stabbed by two suspected Islamic State militants
who stormed into a hotel in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Hurghada."

(BBC)

Philadelphia police officer ambushed 'in the name of Islam' - Article + Photos + Video - 9 January 2016
"A man who shot and wounded a policeman at point blank range as he sat in his patrol car was inspired by Islamic State militants, police said."

(BBC)

Syria: A month of air strikes - VIDEO - 8 January 2016
"The UK joined an international coalition carrying out air strikes on so-called Islamic State militants in Syria in early December 2015.
Russia, meanwhile, continued its own campaign, mainly targeting rebel-held regions.
This is what one month of foreign air strikes on Syria looks like."

(BBC)

US police shot at 'in name of Islam' - VIDEO - 8 January 2016
This video contains some disturbing images.
(BBC)

Shooter of Police Officer Pledged Allegiance to Islamic State - Text + Audio - 8 January 2016
"Dramatic images emerged from the shooting of a Philadelphia police officer on Thursday night. The wounded officer chased the shooter.
He will require several surgeries to repair the damage left by the gunshots."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

White House unveils measures to counter IS propaganda - 8 January 2016
"The White House has introduced new initiatives to combat recruitment of Americans to extremist groups like the so-called Islamic State."

(BBC)

Islamic State group claims Libya police bomb attack - 8 January 2016
"The Islamic State group (IS) says it was behind a bomb attack which targeted a police training centre in Libya on Thursday,
killing at least 65 people."

(BBC)

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TERRORISM

Truck Bomb in Western Libya Kills at Least 50 - Text + Audio - 7 January 2016
"Reports from Libya say a truck bombing has killed at least 50 people at a police training center. Many others were reported wounded.
No terrorists or groups have claimed responsibility for the attack. A UN Support Mission leader in Libya called the bombing a suicide attack."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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AMERICAN STORY

'The Last Leaf,' by O. Henry - Text + Audio + Video + Quiz
"Many artists live in the Greenwich Village area of New York.
Two young women named Sue and Johnsy shared a studio apartment at the top of a three-story building.
When Johnsy is sick, her friends try to help her fight the disease. Learn how they did it in this classic story."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CES 2016

CES 2016: The final word - Article + Video - 9 January 2016
"When CES first began, some 48 years ago now, it was much easier to surprise people."

(BBC)

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DRINKING

How do the UK's new alcohol guidelines compare with the rest of the world's? - 8 January 2016
"Official advice cuts men’s recommended weekly limit to 14 units, bringing them in line with women and giving UK one of world’s lowest levels."
Alcohol guidelines compared + Alcohol-related cancers

(theguardian.com)

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RUSSIA DOPING SCANDAL

Russia Doping Scandal - IAAF in crisis: a complex trail of corruption that led to the very top - 7 January 2016
"One man’s decision to speak out over Liliya Shobukhova blackmail case exposed athletics’ rotten core
and led to the suspensions handed down by the IAAF."

(theguardian.com)

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DIRTY LAUNDRY

Dirty Laundry 2: Hung Out to Dry
Unravelling the toxic trail from pipes to products
"Research commissioned by Greenpeace International has revealed that clothing and certain fabric-based shoes sold internationally
by major clothing brands are manufactured using nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs). NPEs
-- which are used as surfactants in textile production -- subsequently break down to form toxic nonylphenol (NP).
Nonylphenol is a persistent chemical with hormone-disrupting properties that builds up in the food chain,
and is hazardous even at very low levels."

(greenpeace.org)

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DRUGS

Most Wanted Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Arrested - Text + Audio - 8 January 2015
"Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto wrote on his Twitter account, “Mission Accomplished: we have him.”
Guzman escaped from a maximum-security prison in Mexico last July 11. He was one of the world's most-wanted criminals.
He broke out of the prison in a mile-long tunnel from his prison cell shower."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MIGRANTS / REFUGEES

Cologne attacks: Merkel proposes tougher migrant laws - Article + Photos + Video - 9 January 2015
"German Chancellor Angela Merkel has proposed changes to make it easier to deport asylum-seekers who commit crimes,
after the New Year's Eve sex attacks on women in Cologne."

(BBC)

German Officials Suspect 18 Asylum Seekers in New Year's Attacks - Text + Audio - 8 January 2015
"Two of the 31 suspects are German. Nine are Algerian, eight are from Morocco, five are Iranian, and four are Syrians.
The remaining three are from Iraq, Serbia and the United States.
The German Justice Minister said any asylum seekers found guilty in the attacks could be deported."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Medical help for refugees in the cold - VIDEO - 8 January 2015
(BBC)

Migrants struggle in sub-zero temperatures - Article + Video - 8 January 2015
"Medics working at refugee aid camps in the Balkans say they are seeing a spike in the number of migrants falling ill
as freezing temperatures arrive."

(BBC)

Ötzi the iceman reveals secrets of European migration
""Stomach contents of a frozen 5,300 year old corpse discovered in the Alps by tourists 24 years ago
has shed new light on the origins of European man."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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SHARK in CAPTIVITY

Great white shark dies after three days in captivity in Japan - 8 January 2015
"Cause of death at aquarium under investigation as animal rights campaigners criticise shark’s captivity as cruel and wrong...
Keeping a great white shark in captivity is extremely difficult as it needs to keep swimming constantly
to get oxygen and maintain its body temperature."

(theguardian.com)

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ELECTRONICS / RECYCLING

Where many of our electronic goods go to die - 8 January 2015
"At a vast dumpsite in the west of Ghana's capital Accra, small fires burn among piles of old computers,
television screens and laptops, throwing plumes of thick black smoke into the air...
exposure to these toxins are known to cause a whole range of illnesses from cancers to heart disease to respiratory illnesses."

(BBC)


"Agbogbloshie is one of the world's biggest sites
for electronic waste."

"Tech firms say they are phasing out
dangerous chemicals and heavy metals."

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THE ISLAMIC STATE

US-led airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq – interactive - 8 January 2015
"The coalition’s air campaign has targeted Isis in both countries since late summer 2014."

(theguardian.com)

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CARTOON

Cartoon: My People Will Never Starve
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + COMMENTARY + VOCABULARY + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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MYSTERY

Mystery Pic of the Day
QUESTION + ANSWER + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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BALABLOK

Balablok
"Court métrage d'animation réalisé par Bretislav Pojar dont le nom est apparu au palmarès des plus grands festivals du monde.
Balablok met en scène des cubes qui se rendent compte qu'il existe des êtres de même nature qu'eux mais différents d'aspect, les Ronds. S'ensuivront l'étonnement, la moquerie et la bagarre jusqu'à ce qu'ils deviennent tous des Hexagones.
Reviendront la paix et la bagarre, thèmes sur lesquels le spectateur est invité à réfléchir."

(YouTube)
"The animated short Balablok looks at human nature, in the form of little shapes with legs.
Czech animator Břetislav Pojar’s award-winning 1972 film is as relevant today as ever.
Woe unto them who are different -or even worse, outnumbered!
The film is a metaphor for bullying, war, and the lone peacemaker who gets what’s coming to him."

(Neatorama)  

 

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08/01/2016


MESSAGE DE RENEE MAUFROID :

"J'ai eu la désagréable surprise de découvrir que Quia avait changé sa sécurité, rendant mon travail inutilisable.
Il faudrait que j'externalise tous les liens et reprenne chaque page. 
Régler le problème n'est pas techniquement difficile mais affreusement long et ennuyeux.
Actuellement, seuls quelques exos marchent encore. Je compte laisser le site en place jusque Juin puis je le fermerai complétement.

Les vidéos, audios, animations que j'ai crées peuvent se retrouver sur les sites  gratuits de:

Meograph
Zooburst
Photopeach
Emaze
Storybird
Animated Maps
Glogster
Prezi
Thinglink
Rhinospike
Voicethread."

 


MEN / WOMEN

 - ADVERT / BIC PENS FOR HER (.doc)
- Cours 2 - Focus on the message (.doc)
Created by Anne Tanter (Ac. Rennes)

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ANIMALS

Animal count - taking stock at Chester Zoo - PHOTOS - 6 January 2016
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CES 2016

CES 2016: Hoverboard booth raided following patent complaint - Article + Photos + Video - 8 January 2016
"US marshals have raided a Chinese hoverboard-maker's stand at the CES tech show in Las Vegas."

+ Safety risks
(BBC)

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NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

Animated English: New Year's Resolutions
Video + TRANSCRIPT + LANGUAGE NOTES + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

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UK

Stephen Fry welcomes you to Heathrow - #UKGuide
"To showcase the unique, eclectic culture of modern Britain, we’ve teamed up with British Icon, Stephen Fry,
to welcome arriving passengers to the UK! We’re not all red phone boxes and cucumber sandwiches on the lawn…"

(YouTube)

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MEN / WOMEN

Bic for Her: Transcript (pdf)
from Cathia Gaïta Kinaci (Ac. Dijon)
Video: Bic Pens for Women

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DINOSAURS

29 Facts about Dinosaurs - mental_floss List Show Ep. 401
(YouTube)

 

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CATS

21 Benefits Of Having A Cat
(boredpanda.com)

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DRINKING

Forget Dry January: the 25 best quotes about drinking
(telegraph.co.uk)

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POLLUTION

Fewer cars, more smog: Delhi policy fails to dent pollution - Article + Photos + Video - 6 January 2016
"The traffic figures suggest Delhi's radical scheme to cut pollution is working to cut congestion but is it making the city's air any less toxic?"

(BBC)

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HARBIN

Harbin, reine des glaces - 16 PHOTOS
"Les feux d'artifice ont éclairé la ville de glace du festival de Harbin en Chine. 
Le festival de sculptures sur glace et de neige de Harbin s'est ouvert au public comme tous les ans le 5 janvier et restera ouvert pour un mois. Située dans la province de Heilongjiang, la ville de Harbin est idéale pour ce genre de manifestation.
Le jour de l'inauguration, il faisait -14°c à midi."

(20minutes.fr)


"Cette édition occupe un terrain plus vaste que les années précédentes
avec l'équivalent de 100 terrains de football."

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THE ISLAMIC STATE

Libya truck bomb targets police recruits in Zliten - 7 January 2016
"At least 47 people have been killed by a truck bomb targeting a police training centre in the western Libyan city of Zliten, reports say."

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CES 2016

Pilotless drone to transport humans on display - VIDEO - 7 January 2016
"A human-carrying drone is one of the transport innovations on display at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.
The EHang personal minicopter is not operated by manual controls. The passenger chooses a point on a map to travel to.
The device is likely to cost more than $200,000 (£137,000) and could be illegal to ride in public in many countries."

(BBC)

 

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CINEMA

Star Wars Crossword - 6 January 2016
"here's a special Star Wars crossword for those of you who can't get enough of the biggest franchise in movie history.
Click on the image ... to access an interactive online version, or download a PDF version."

(englishblog.com)

Star Wars breaks North America box office record - 7 January 2016
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens has unseated Avatar to become the top-earning film of all time in North America, Disney says."

(BBC)

TOP US BOX OFFICE HITS:

1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
2. Avatar (2009)
3. Titanic (1997)
4. Jurassic World (2015)
5. Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

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REFUGEES

Two African refugees aim to make history at 2016 Rio Olympics - Article + Video - 7 January 2016
"The judoka, who are seeking asylum from the conflict-riven Democratic Republic of the Congo,
are being considered in a new category of refugee athletes."

(theguardian.com)

 'We want to live a decent, simple life'​ – refugee camps ​as seen by illustrator George Butler - 6 January 2016
"George Butler has provided poignant snapshots of life in Afghanistan and Lebanon.
Here, he trains his watercolours on Greece and Serbia, where refugees are crowding into camps after escaping armed conflict at home."

(theguardian.com)

 

Cartoon: Channel Tunnel Café
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + VOCABULARY + COMMENT + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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06/01/2016


BOMB

North Korea nuclear H-bomb claims met by scepticism - Article + Videos - 6 January 2016
"International scepticism and condemnation have greeted North Korea's claim
to have successfully carried out an underground hydrogen bomb test."

(BBC)


Moment North Korean TV announced hydrogen bomb test - VIDEO - 6 January 2016
"North Korea's state TV has announced that a hydrogen bomb was successfully tested in the Asian country.
"The news came after monitors detected a tremor of magnitude 5.1 near the Punggye-ri nuclear test site."

(BBC)

 

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THE ELECTRIC CAR

Inside Faraday's future amazing FFZERO1
"Of all the cars that might've come from electric-vehicle startup (and presumed Tesla rival) Faraday Future, a single-seat racecar with 1,000 horsepower may be the most surprising. The company, which is on track to break ground for a billion-dollar factory in North Las Vegas..."

(BBC)

 

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A NEW PAGE

CES 2016

 


PLACES OF WORSHIP

The world's most beautiful places of worship
"With their awe-inspiring architecture, magnificent facades and sheer size,
these spectacular buildings draw visitors from every creed and culture."

(BBC)

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GUNS

Trending Today: #StopGunViolence - Text + Audio + Video - 5 January 2016
"An emotional President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday new measures to prevent gun violence in America.
After Obama’s announcement, the hashtag #StopGunViolence trended on Twitter worldwide.
Many supported Obama’s efforts, but some criticized the president’s actions."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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IMMIGRANTS / REFUGEES

Syria conflict: Thousands of refugees stranded at Jordan border - 6 January 2016
"Jordan has acknowledged that thousands of Syrian refugees are stranded in a remote desert area
on its northern border with Syria awaiting entry."

(BBC)

US Says It Will Deport Over 100 Illegal Immigrants - Text + Audio - 5 January 2016
"More than 120 illegal immigrants have been arrested and detained by U.S. immigration officials in Texas,Georgia and North Carolina."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Donald Trump's first TV ad touts Muslim ban - Article + Photos + Video - 4 January 2016
"Donald Trump is taking to the television airwaves, and his first advert prominently features his controversial call
for temporarily halting the entry of all Muslim into the US and a border wall "paid for by Mexico"."

(BBC)

Watch how immigration in America has changed since 1820 - interactive - 4 January 2016
"The idea of banning an entire racial or ethnic group from entering the US isn't a new proposal. Donald Trump is far from the first person to propose it. In fact, this country has a long history of picking and choosing whom it lets into its borders — and whom it doesn't."

(vox.com)

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THE ISLAMIC STATE

IS Releases Execution Video of British ‘Spies’ - Text + Audio - 5 January 2016
"Islamic State terrorists say they shot five men in the head. They accused the men of spying in Syria for Britain.
One of the gunmen said the execution was “a message to David Cameron” - the British prime minister.
Cameron has ordered an increase in attacks on militants in Iraq and Syria."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SONG

Singing in the rain (niveau 6ème 5ème) - a worksheet (pdf) to go with the video.
Created by Nathalie Baudouin (Ac. Versailles)

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2015

Year 2015 in review - a worksheet (.doc)
Year 2015 in review (ppt)
"Je n’ai rien mis pendant l’été dans les documents ci-dessus, l’ayant déjà couvert avec mes classes et l’actualité étant suffisante."

Summer 2015 in review - a worksheet (.doc)
Summer 2015 in review (ppt)

Created by Laure Savourat (Ac. Créteil)

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NEW YEAR

Essay writing - Are you a Gary?
"To write this essay, please watch this video"

(Ac. Martinique)

New Year's resolutions - a worksheet
Liens vers les images utilisées :

- New Years Resolution Statistics
- New Year Resol
ution
Created by Magali Malherbe (Ac. Amiens)


New Year's Resolutions (pdf)
to go with the video:
Maisie William's New Year's resolutions
New Year's Resolutions - Corrigé
(pdf)
Created by Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)


E.L.L. Practice + Prompt | New Year Mission Statements
  by 
"Students need to identify the definitions of key words (and the clues they use to determine the correct answers)
and write about their own one word “mission statements” for the new year."

(learning.blogs.nytimes.com)


NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION (REACT: Opinions #6)
(YouTube)


Two Weeks Later: Resolution Fails
"How's everyone doing on their New Year's Resolutions? Yeah, that's what we thought ;) Don't give up!!"
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Julie Cartal (Ac. Versailles) for the videos


CATS / DOGS

Cats Vs Dogs: 6 Differences Illustrated By Bird Born
(boredpanda.com)

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LONDON

The National Gallery
- a worksheet created by Marie André-Milesi (Ac. Besançon)

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GUNS

Barack Obama takes action over US gun laws - 4 January 2016
"US President Barack Obama is to widen background checks on buyers of firearms, in a series of measures to address gun violence."

(BBC)

Are you mad or criminal, asks US gun seller - Article + Video: 'Obama on gun laws' - 4 January 2016
"Six months ago, President Barack Obama told the BBC that his inability to do anything about gun control
was the greatest frustration of his presidency."

+ More on US gun debate
(BBC)

Inside an American gun show - VIDEO - 4 January 2016
(BBC)

What if the Oregon Protesters Were Black or Muslim? Debate Ensues - 3 January 2016
(nytimes.com)

Armed Group Vows to Continue Occupation at Oregon Refuge - 3 January 2016
(nytimes.com)
Thanks to Fabienne Gosselin (Ac. Amiens)

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BIRDS

Habitat Loss Endangers Majority of Migrating Birds - VIDEO - 4 January 2016
"Researchers tracked the paths of migratory birds and found they may be passing through dangerous areas."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MIGRANTS

Refugees in Lesbos: are there too many NGOs on the island? - 5 January 2016
"An outpouring of goodwill has seen volunteers flock to the Greek island,
but the mayor says the presence of unregistered NGOs is more disruptive than useful."

(theguardian.com)

Is the Schengen dream of Europe without borders becoming a thing of the past? - Article + Photos - 5 January 2016
"With Sweden and Denmark reintroducing border controls in a new Europe of razor-wire fences,
fear of mass immigration and homegrown terror, obituaries are already being written."

(theguardian.com)

Sweden, Denmark Block Borders to Stop Migrants - Text + Audio - 4 January 2016
"A borderless Europe is no more this new year as two Scandinavian countries begin to impose border checks on visitors."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

At least 21 drown after boats capsize off Turkey - Article + Video - 4 January 2016
"Boats overturn on journey to Greek island of Lesbos, with people from Iraq, Algeria and Syria said to be among dead."

(theguardian.com)

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TECHNOLOGY

CES 2016: A look at the first tech announced in Vegas - Article + Photos - 5 January 2016
"It seems some people can't wait - the CES trade show doesn't officially start until Wednesday, when its giant exhibition floors open their doors."

(BBC)

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SMOKING

Ad of the Day: Nissan - Quit Smoking
COMMENT + LESSON IDEAS + LANGUAGE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

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GYM

If Gyms Were Honest - Honest Ads
"Gyms: They're the only way you can get fit, aside from all the other ways, and the only place you can get juice, aside from lots of others."
(YouTube)



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