BACK TO :
RESCOL 1

RESCOL 2
December Part 5

 


Click on the picture.

JANUARY 2017 - PART 1 - NEW SITES

 




07/01/2017


2016

Jeopardy Review 2016 created by Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)
(englishnexon.e-monsite.com)

Top Technology Stories of 2016 - Text + Audio + Pictures
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

2016: A Hard Year in Entertainment - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video
"From breakups and breakdowns to deaths of beloved performers, 2016 proved to be a difficult year for Hollywood and the music business."

(learningenglish.voanews.com

(Permalink)


NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

A 4-year old explains the problem with New Year's resolutions
(YouTube)

 

(Permalink)


INAUGURATION

Presidential Inauguration 2017
(usa.gov)

The inauguration of Donald Trump "as the 45th President of the United States will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017,
on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.. The inauguration will mark the commencement of the four-year term
of Donald Trump as President and of Mike Pence as Vice President. The presidential oath of office will be administered to Trump by Chief Justice John Roberts."
(Wikipedia)

(Permalink)


ROBOTS

Japanese company replaces office workers with artificial intelligence - 5 January 2017
"Insurance firm Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance is making 34 employees redundant and replacing them with IBM’s Watson Explorer AI."

(theguardian.com)

Timmy II
"One robot learns that fitting in isn’t all it’s cracked up to be when his new human form attracts the wrong kind of attention in post-9/11 America."

(vimeo.com)

(Permalink 1) (Permalink 2)
 


BUILDINGS

The Most Diabolically Evil-Looking Buildings in the World
(dorkly.com)

(Permalink)


TRUMP

US election hacking: Putin 'sought to help' Trump - 7 January 2017
"The unclassified report says the Russian leader "ordered" a campaign aimed at influencing the election."

+ Key findingss
+ When presidents and spies fall out
+ What Trump's tweets tell us
+ 18 revelations from Wikileaks emails

+ What Trump didn't say: Nick Bryant, BBC News, New York
(BBC)

Trump election: US 'identifies agents behind Russian hack' - 5 January 2017
"The US has identified the Russian agents behind alleged hacking ahead of the presidential election won by Donald Trump in November, reports say."

+ What Trump's tweets tell us
+ Is Russia behind election hack?
+ Trump backs Julian Assange over hacking claim
+ 18 revelations from Wikileaks emails
+ Does Trump need a daily CIA briefing?

(BBC)

US Intelligence: Top Russian Officials Tried to Influence 2016 Election - Text + Audio + Pictures + Videos - 5 January 2017
"U.S. intelligence leaders say high-level Russian officials were responsible for attacking American computers during the 2016 election.
U.S. lawmakers are calling for an investigation into the hacking. President-elect Donald Trump questions U.S. intelligence on this matter."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Trump's Nominees to Face Senate Confirmation Hearings - Text + Audio + Video - 4 January 2017
"Two weeks before Donald Trump becomes president of the United States, the U.S. Congress is already considering his nominees for top government positions."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

News Words: President-elect - VIDEO - 29 December 2016
"This news word is the title of a political job."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

(Permalink)


TECHNOLOGY

Pet 'emotion trackers' and intelligent jeans are here. But do we want them? - 7 January 2017
"A voyage through the offbeat products on show at CES 2017, the annual electronics show, foreshadows a weird and wild future."

(theguardian.com)

CES 2017 in Las Vegas - Pictures - 6 January 2017
(20minutes.fr)

(Permalink)


WOMEN

New UN Secretary-General Looks for More Women in Top Jobs - Text + Audio - 4 January 2017
"Women’s rights activists were hoping 2016 would be the year when the United Nations elected its first woman secretary-general.
But when U.N. members voted in October, they chose Antonio Guterres, former president of Portugal.
He is the U.N.’s 9th secretary-general, and, like all the others, a man."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

(Permalink)


CIVIL RIGHTS MURDERS

US to Continue Investigating Civil Rights Murders - Text + Audio - 3 January 2017
"President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that continues federal investigations into murders of black people that took place during America’s civil rights era.
The murders, targeting mostly blacks, went largely uninvestigated by local law enforcement agencies, say the bill’s supporters."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

(Permalink)


AIR POLLUTION

China Places a New Tax on Pollution - Text + Audio - 2 January 2017
"China hopes a new tax on pollution will help improve its air and environment."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

(Permalink)


CYBER ATTACKS

Europe Worries About Russian Cyber Attacks During 2017 Elections - Text + Audio - 2 January 2017
"Leaders in Europe are concerned that Russia will try to influence elections in France, Germany and the Netherlands. Russia denies it is trying to do so."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

GRIZZLY STEPPE – Russian Malicious Cyber Activity - 29 December 2016
"This Joint Analysis Report (JAR) is the result of analytic efforts between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This document  provides technical details regarding the tools and infrastructure used by the Russian civilian and military intelligence Services (RIS)
to compromise and exploit networks and endpoints associated with the U.S. election, as well as a range of U.S. Government, political, and private sector entities.
The U.S. Government is referring to this malicious cyber activity by RIS as GRIZZLY STEPPE."

(fr.scribd.com)

USA and Russia in election hacking tit-for-tat (1st January, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new crisis is looming between the USA and Russia over U.S. allegations that Russia hacked Hillary Clinton's emails during the U.S. election."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Hacking - Level 4  or  Hacking - Level 5
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

(Permalink)


CYCLING

French Man Sets Cycling Record at Age 105 - Text + Audio + Videos - 4 January 2017
"Robert Marchand does not let age slow him down. He covered about 23 kilometers in one hour. He is 105 years old."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

(Permalink)


SPACE

China Space Plan to Develop “Strength and Size” - Text + Audio - 1 January 2017
"China recently released a five year plan for its space program.
Goals include a continuously manned space station and a soft landing on the far side of the Moon.
China also wants to be involved in efforts to explore the planet Mars."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

(Permalink)


GUN VIOLENCE

Chicago Working to Reduce Gun Violence - Text + Audio - 29 December 2016
"Last weekend, while many people were celebrating Christmas, 61 people were shot on the streets of Chicago. Eleven were killed.
The shootings come at the end of a violent year in America’s third largest city."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

(Permalink)


STORY

Mystery at The Ice Castle Inn: Part 1 - Text + Audio
"On this program we explain how to use common words and expressions in American English. Today, we are going to celebrate the coming of winter with expressions related to cold and ice. And we will do that with a story … a mystery story.
- Mystery at The Ice Castle Inn: Part 2
-
Mystery at The Ice Castle Inn: The End
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

(Permalink)


US NATIONAL PARKS

US National Parks - a webquest - Niveau : 4ème
- US National Parks - a worksheet for students (odt)
- US National Parks - a worksheet for students (pdf)
- US National Parks - for teachers (odt)
- US National Parks - for teachers (pdf)

Created by Emmanuelle El Massaoudi (Ac. Rouen)

 

A National Park for the Father of Parks - Text + Audio + Pictures
"Theodore Roosevelt, America's 26th president, has said, "I would not have been president had it not been for my experience in North Dakota."
Today, we visit a national park in the state named in his honor."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

(Permalink 1) (Permalink 2)


MEMRISE

MEMRISE - Learning, made joyful - It's free!
(memrise.com)

(Permalink)

Thanks to Armelle M.



SONG

Sean Rowe - "To Leave Something Behind"
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"Oh money is free but love costs more than our bread
And the ceiling is hard to reach
Oh the future ahead is broken and red
But I'm trying to leave something behind"

(metrolyrics.com)

 

(Permalink)


LONDON PUBS

Tales from the bar - a tour of London's 'great pubs' - in pictures - 2 January 2017
(BBC)

(Permalink)


SNIFFER DOGS

Meet the former British Army sniffer dogs taking on Africa's ivory traffickers - 2 January 2017
For years they risked life and limb to sniff out landmines in Iraq and Afghanistan alongside British Army bomb squads.
Now, an elite canine unit has been brought out of retirement to strike fear into the hearts of ivory smugglers across the African continent. 
The dog detectives, who work with handlers from the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), are tasked with scouring luggage and shipping containers across ports and airports in search of animal parts."

(telegraph.co.uk)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/02/meet-former-british-army-sniffer-dogs-taking-africas-ivory-traffickers/

(Permalink)


TRAVELLING / OREGON

All aboard the Portland bus - with pictures - 29 December 2016
"Photographer Geoffrey Hiller and writer Tom Vandel have spent the past year travelling on the number 75 bus in Portland, Oregon,
stopping off along the way to explore and capture parts of the town usually only glimpsed thorough the window...
Their pictures depict the wide range of communities spread along the way as well as capturing something of the gentrification in parts of the town."

(BBC)

(Permalink)

02/01/2017


NEW RESOLUTIONS

ACTIVITIES TO PRINT LESSON PLANS
CARTOONS LISTENING
EXAMPLES PICTURES
GAMES

POEMS

INFOGRAPHICS SONGS
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES VIDEOS

(Permalink)


2016 REVIEW

Here's to 2016!
(static1.squarespace.com)

(Permalink)


ISIS

Turkey nightclub attack: IS says it carried out shooting - 2 January 2017
"So-called Islamic State says it was behind the new year attack on a Turkish nightclub that killed 39 people."

+ Deadly attacks in Turkey in 2016
(BBC)

IS conflict: Baghdad suicide car bomb blast kills 35 - 2 January 2017
"At least 35 people have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack in a busy square in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, security and medical sources say."

(BBC)

(Permalink)


MIGRANTS

More than 1,000 migrants storm Moroccan border at Spain's Ceuta enclave - VIDEO - 1 January 2017
"More than 1,000 migrants tried to jump a high double fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on Sunday in a violent assault
that saw one officer lose an eye, local authorities said."

(telegraph.co.uk)

(Permalink)


HOLLYWOOD SIGN

Vandal alters iconic Hollywood sign above Los Angeles - VIDEO - 1 January 2017
"A vandal with a sense of humour has altered the iconic Hollywood sign set in the hills above Los Angeles to read "Hollyweed"."

(telegraph.co.uk)

Welcome to Hollyweed: vandal alters iconic Hollywood sign above Los Angeles - Article + Pictures + Videos - 1 January 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

(Permalink)


FRIDAY 13th

Friday 13th: Britons' biggest superstitions - VIDEO
" From walking under ladders to breaking mirrors, what are the five most-feared superstitions surrounding Friday 13th?"

(telegraph.co.uk)

SEE SUPERSTITIONS 1
+ SUPERSTITIONS 2

(Permalink)


NEW YEAR CARTOONS

New Year Cartoons
+ LANGUAGE + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

(Permalink)