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JANUARY 2017 - PART 3 - NEW SITES

 




20/01/2017


MAPS

The provocative maps that tell Britain's history - 19 January 2017
"Map-making is usually considered a serious, objective endeavour. But these whimsical creations aren’t just fun
– they also give surprising insight into the British psyche."

(BBC)

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REFUGEES

I've lived 25 years in the world's largest refugee camp (in Kenya) - VIDEO
(BBC)

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LESSON PLANS

Albert and Aidan Sykes - a lesson plan
"This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short video by Story Corps in which a nine-year-old boy interviews his father,
and the themes of family and racism. In the lesson students do a dictation, predict the answer to questions, listen to an interview,
answer comprehension questions, watch two short videos, and speak about the videos."

Time: 90 minutes
(film-english.com)

http://film-english.com/2017/01/15/albert-and-aidan-sykes/

 

Mr. Baseball: Modals for Regrets - a lesson plan
"One of my Methodology students showed me this segment to express regrets. I loved it. I adapted what she had in mind and came up with  this fun activity."
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

 

iSLCOLLECTIVE - Video lessons
(en.islcollective.com)
Thanks to Isabelle B.

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CARTOONS

 

Cartoon: Mrs May's Brexit
THE CARTOON + COMMENTARY + GRAMMAR
+ PRONUNCIATION + TEACHING MATERIAL
+ Related articles
- 18 January 2017
(englishblog.com)

 


Cartoon: The Sound of Madness
THE CARTOON + COMMENTARY + LANGUAGE
+ Related articles

- 19 January 2017
(englishblog.com)

 

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MONEY

Eight billionaires as rich as half the world (January 18, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The world's eight richest men have as much money as half the world. Eight billionaires are as rich as the 3.6 billion poorest people in the world."
Try the same news story at these easier levels:   Income Inequality - Level 0Income Inequality - Level 1   or  Income Inequality - Level 2
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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US SCHOOLS

Yoga Exercises Added to US School Programs - Text + Audio + Pictures - 17 January 2017
"Breathing exercises and other elements of yoga are being added to a number of U.S. schools. Some schools have even eliminated punishment."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRUMP'S INAUGURATION

Donald Trump's promises for day one of his presidency – video - 19 January 2017
"In the months leading up to his presidency Donald Trump has made numerous pledges about what he will do on his first day in office.
From repealing Obamacare to building a wall to withdrawing from TPP, here are some of the promises Trump has made."

(theguardian.com)

 

 

An animated guide to the US inauguration - VIDEO - 19 January 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

Trump Clash with John Lewis Leads to Inauguration Boycott - Text + Audio + Pictures + Videos - 17 January 2017
"Representative John Lewis said that he will not attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration because he does not think he is a legitimate president.
Trump's criticism of Lewis on Twitter has led other representatives to boycott the inauguration."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Washington Businesses, Hotels Prepare for Trump Inauguration - Text + Audio - 16 January 2017
"Hundreds of thousands of people will travel to Washington, D.C., to attend the inauguration of Donald Trump."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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OBAMA

The legacy of Barack Obama, in seven drawings – video
"It is not easy to measure the impact of Barack Obama’s eight years as president of the United States.
But here are seven numbers that illustrate what he did – for better and for worse – during his time in the White House."

(theguardian.com)

 

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MLK

MLK Day: The Fight for a Holiday to Celebrate Peace - Text + Audio - 15 January 2017
"After 15 years of debate, conservative president Ronald Reagan agreed to a holiday honoring a progressive hero who challenged the U.S. government."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CRIME

Crime figures show rise in murder and knife offences
"ONS says 22% rise in violent crime in England and Wales reflects change in recording, but murder increase seems genuine."

(theguardian.com)

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ISIL

Isil executes 12 people in Palmyra as it reasserts control over ancient city - 19 January 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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CELL PHONES ON PLANES

Why Can't You Use Your Cell Phone on an Airplane? | Travel + Leisure
"Every air traveler knows to turn their devices to "airplane mode" during flight. Is it myth or fact that wireless signals affect airplanes?"

(YouTube)

 

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AMAZING JOBS

7 Amazing Jobs You Had No Idea Were Real
(uncoached.com)

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ANIMAL RIGHTS

Animal rights pressure group buys LV shares (January 16, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The animal rights pressure group PETA has purchased shares in the French luxury goods company Louis Vuitton"
Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Pressure Groups - Level 4  or  Pressure Groups - Level 5
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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WOMEN

Leading ladies
Created by Fabienne Gosselin (Ac. Amiens)

(quizlet.com)


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TATTOOS

Tattoo Removal Gains Popularity
(voanews.com)

 

 

New Show Explores Ancient Art Form - Article + Video
(voanews.com)

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Thanks to Marie-Christine S.


PUBLIC EDUCATION

Ken Robinson : changer l'Education (vostfr)
"Dans cette animation, Ken Robinson explique pourquoi le modèle de l'Education est complètement dépassé
et pourquoi nous devons absolument changer ces vieux paradigmes.
Ken Robinson a le don d'enseigner avec humour, et il est également l'un des conférenciers les plus visionnés sur TED."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Isabelle D.

 

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TIME

RSA ANIMATE: The Secret Powers of Time
"Renowned psychologist Professor Philip Zimbardo explains how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being.
This RSA Animate was taken from a lecture given as part of the RSA's free public events programme.
The RSA is an Enlightenment-founded charity, and is dedicated to driving social change and spreading world-changing ideas."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Isabelle D.

 

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15/01/2017


WILD ANIMALS

WILD ANIMALS : CAN et CAN'T en 6ème
Voici une série de petis films d'animation très amusants ayant pour thème 'What if animals were round ?'
qui permet de finir dans la joie et la bonne humeur une séquence sur CAN et CAN'T : http://englishnexon.wild-animals
Je montre ces clips un à un après avoir travaillé les 3 premières parties de mon document ici :
http://englishnexon.e-monsite.com/pages/for-teachers-only/niveau-6eme.html
Créé par Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)

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FATHER

The Meanings and Variations of “Father”
(dailywritingtips.com)

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SYNONYMS

Synonyms for “Think”
"The bland verb think (from the Old English word thencan, and cognate with thank) is easily supplanted by any one of an impressive assortment of synonyms,
each of which has a precise connotation think cannot match. Here are some to think about..."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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IMMIGRANTS

Doubly Difficult: To Be Homeless and an Immigrant in NYC - Text + Audio + Videos - 13 January 2017
"In New York City, thousands of immigrants are homeless. Mental health problems, language difficulties, family issues,
and the high cost of living can prevent them from finding their place in America's largest city."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MINERALS

Minerals Important to Your Health - Text + Audio + Video - 12 January 2017
"Dug up from the earth, minerals play an important role in medicine and health. And many are as beautiful as a work of art."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRUMP

Steve Bell on Donald Trump and the Russia dossier – cartoon - 11 January 2017
(theguardian.com)

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Michelle OBAMA

Michelle Obama Surprises Supporters on 'Tonight Show' - Text + Audio + Videos - 12 January 2017
"Michelle Obama made an appearance on the “Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday.
During one segment she surprised supporters who were thanking her for what she did as First Lady."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LESSON PLAN

Scientists make super-strong spider web silk (January 14, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A group of researchers from Sweden has unlocked one of nature's biggest secrets. The scientists worked out how spiders make such strong silk."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Spider Webs - Level 0Spider Webs - Level 1   or  Spider Webs - Level 2
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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DRONES

Department of Defense Announces Successful Micro-Drone Demonstration - Article + Video - 9 January 2017
(defense.gov)

US Air Force F/A-18 released 103 Perdix micro drones
(YouTube)

 

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DEATH PENALTY

Texas Carries Out Nation’s First Execution of 2017 - 12 January 2017
"Texas carried out the nation’s first execution of 2017 on Wednesday night, putting to death Christopher Wilkins, who was convicted of killing two men
who tricked him into paying $20 for a piece of gravel that he thought was crack cocaine."

(nytimes.com)

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LONDON CITY AIRPORT

In pictures: London City Airport at 30 - 11 January 2017
"Images of London City Airport, which is celebrating its 30th birthday this year."

(BBC)

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FAIRYTALES

Infographic: “15 Fairytales From Around the World”
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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CARTOON

Itchy Feet Cartoon: Punctuality
+ ANSWER + Lesson idea + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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INDIA

18 incredible photos of India by Steve McCurry
(telegraph.co.uk)


Holi Festival

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