Trump Withdraws US from TPP Trade Deal - Text + Audio - 23 January 2017
"On his 4th day as president, Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal. The move was expected.
Trump has long criticized the deal as harmful to American workers. "
Gucci owner gets teeth into snakeskin market with python farm - 25 January 2017
"Luxury group Kering says snakes will be raised in the ‘best conditions’ before they are turned into shoes, bags and belts...
Animal rights group Peta recently revealed it had bought shares in LVMH, the fashion house which owns Louis Vuitton, Dior and Givenchy,
in an effort to fight what it sees as animal rights abuses. Peta has previously taken stakes in Prada and Hermes as part of its campaign against the use of exotic skins including alligator and crocodile. "
French Words with New Meanings in English
"Thanks to the Norman Conquest, and to the long dominance of France in European culture and politics, almost half the words and phrases in the English lexicon (including that of its American variety) are derived from French. The list below consists of words used in American English that acquired one or more senses distinct from that or those of the French words from which they are descended. After each term, the American English meaning(s) is/are listed, followed in parentheses by the French meaning(s)."
The 7 Deadliest Natural Disasters in History
"Nature can be unpredictable, and destructive… From ancient times to very recently, these gigantic cataclysms have impacted populated areas so deeply
and killed so many people that they will be forever remembered as the worst natural phenomena to ever strike humanity.
Here are the 7 deadliest natural disasters recorded in history, from fewest casualties to most..."
(YouTube) Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.
2017 London Toy Fair at Olympia - in pictures- 25 January 2017
"The London toy fair, Britain’s only dedicated toy, game and hobby trade exhibition has opened at Olympia exhibition centre.
Organised by the British Toy and Hobby Association, it runs for three days with more than 240 exhibiting companies ranging from the large internationals
to start-up companies."
Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)vous propose ce travail:
"Dans le cadre d'un E.P.I. nommé 'Crescend'eau', les professeurs de Français, Arts Plastiques, Espagnol, Musique et donc d'Anglais vont proposer
aux élèves de s'interroger sur l'ambivalence de l'eau dans des oeuvres artistiques et littéraires et intégrer l'eau dans des productions artistiques.
Pour ce qui est de la partie anglaise, voici la séquence qui porte sur J.W. Turner.
Les contenus disciplinaires sont Langages artistiques (peinture/musique) et L'imaginaire, le Rêve."
Hundreds of Thousands Attend Women's March on Washington- Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 22 January 2017
"Hundreds of thousands of mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, parents and children, and groups of friends gathered January 21
for the Women’s March on Washington. Similar marches took place around the country and world."
Women's March Goes Global - VIDEO - 22 January 2017
"January 21, 2017 was to be the day of the Women's March on Washington.
However, it became a global event when marches for women's rights were held in more that 670 cities around the world."
The racy side of Jane Austen
"To mark the bicentenary of the British author’s death, the British Library has brought together the three notebooks that survive from her early years.
Fiona Macdonald takes a peek."
Essential Business English Lesson One — The TV Interview
"This is the video for Lesson One of the "Essential Business English" course, available on our school's free app "SmartEnglish by EM Normandie" Over 10 lessons, you will learn useful phrases and vocabulary for everyday business situations in English such as:..."
Little Red Riding Hood in the 21st century - A Webquest for ESL students (Pre-intermediate/intermediate level) "Do you know the story of Little Red Riding Hood?
Nowadays little girls don’t go out wearing red hoods for walks in the forest, and they don’t talk to wolves.
But if you think about it, I’m sure you can find many “Little Red Riding Hoods” and “wolves” in the world today.
Take the challenge and write your own modern version of Little Red Riding Hood..."
Radical Brownies - Berets, badges, Black Lives Matter and social justice: the youth group for activist girls of colour - VIDEO - January 2017
+ Full description "The Radical Monarchs is an alternative to the Scout movement for girls of colour in Oakland, California.
Its members earn badges not for sewing or selling cookies, but for completing challenges on social justice including Black Lives Matter, ‘radical beauty’,
being ‘an LGBTQ ally’ and the environment..."
Five of the best climate-change novels
"From the dystopias of Cormac McCarthy and Margaret Atwood to a ‘biopunk’ thriller and a teen comedy – these are some of the best stories of ecological peril." (theguardian.com)