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JANUARY 2017 - PART 2 - NEW SITES

01 - The Year 2017 - Review
01 - New Year
06 - Epiphany
11 - International Day of the Girl
15 - Martin Luther King Day
25 - Burns Night
26 - Australia Day
26 - India Day




08/01/2018

YEAR 2017

2017 REVIEW - niveau A2 / A2+
Créée par Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)

 

Year in Rap 2017 - WORKSHEET
créée par Tom Robertson (CONGO)
to go with the video:

 

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IRREGULAR VERBS

Voici ma pratique de l'apprentissage des verbes irréguliers au collège.
Il s'agit de procéder en deux étapes (début et milieu d'année).
Ma méthodologie et des applications sont disponibles ici pour le niveau 4ème :
http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/teachers-zone-4eme/verbes-irreguliers-phase-2.html
Et là pour le niveau 3ème : 
http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/teachers-zone-3eme/verbes-irreguliers-phase-2.html

Création de Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)

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CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

What did you do during the Christmas holidays? (pptx)
avec un petit diaporama pour parler de ce qu'on a fait pendant les vacances.

Créé par Géraldine Novello (Ac. Orléans-Tours)

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TRUMP

Donald Trump: Unusual - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video + Listening quiz - January 07, 2018
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

Our Cartoon President (2018) | Official Trailer | Stephen Colbert SHOWTIME Series
"In this parallel cartoon universe, the Commander-in-Chief opens the White House doors for an "all access" look at a typical day in the life of the President
of the United States, Donald Trump. Don’t miss the series premiere of Our Cartoon President Sunday, February 11th 8 PM ET/PT."

(YouTube)

 

 

Our Cartoon President trailer: Stephen Colbert’s satirical take on Donald Trump presidency looks promising
"Stephen Colbert, comedian and anchor who hosts The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, is the creator of Our Cartoon President for Showtime.
Judging by the trailer, it looks quite promising."

(indianexpress.com)

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'FIRE and FURY'

Steve Bannon says 'treason' remark not directed at Trump Jr - 8 January 2018
"Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's former chief strategist, has tried to reverse remarks in which he called the president's son Donald Jr "treasonous"."

(BBC)

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07/01/2018


YEAR 2017

Year in Rap 2017 - Review the most memorable news stories from 2017!
(YouTube)

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NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

Sophie: New Year’s resolutions
" Sophie gives us her new year’s resolutions for this year."

(audio-lingua.eu)

New Year Resolutions by Celine Carroll - Activités créées par Sophie Aziza (Ac. Paris)
- New Year Resolutions - Song 2015 - C. Carroll (docx)
- New Year Resolutions EE Character
(docx)



Exploitation de la vidéo 'Simon's cat : guide to resolutions'
Créée par Peggy Claus (Ac. Nancy-Metz)
- Simon's cat New Year Resolutions - worksheet (pdf)
- Simon's cat New Year Resolutions - Powerpoint (pptx)

- Simon's cat Guide to Resolutions (mp4)

 

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EPIPHANY

What is the meaning of Epiphany? 10 facts about Twelfth Night and Three Kings' Day - with a video and pictures - 6 January 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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MIGRANTS

Migrants drown in year's 'first shipwreck' - 7 January 2018
"A dinghy carrying people attempting to reach Europe has sunk off the coast of Libya.
The Italian Coastguard said they rescued 84 people from the partly-submerged dinghy, in international waters about 40 miles from Libya.
But several bodies were also recovered."

(BBC)

 

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MARIJUANA

California's marijuana muddle – video explainer - 5 January 2018
"On 1 January, California became the latest state to permit the sale of recreational marijuana in licensed stores. But three days later, the attorney general issued new guidance calling on states to enforce federal drug laws prohibiting the substance. Despite the confusion, the new shops have been doing brisk business."

(theguardian.com)

 

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CROWDED STREETS

Online deliveries clogging up city streets (January 06, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The huge surge in the popularity of online shopping is creating chaos on the streets of our cities."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Online Deliveries - Level 4  or  Online Deliveries - 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 :-)

Crowded streets: Cities face a surge in online deliveries - 4 January 2018
"Online shopping is skyrocketing. So what are cities going to do about it?"

+ T-Charge: New London traffic charge comes into force
+ A day in the life of an Amazon delivery driver
+ Amazon: More than 100 cities bid for new headquarters

+ Will Asian fruit and veg home deliveries take off?
+ New trials for delivering goods by drones

(BBC)

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PARADISE PAPERS

Lithuanian company linked to Bono fined after Paradise Papers revelations - 5 January 2018
"Company agrees to pay €53,000 in back taxes following investigation, as U2 frontman ends his minority investment."

(theguardian.com)

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SELFIES

Report Warns Against Selfies with Animals in Amazon - Text + Audio + Pictures - 7 January 2018
"A new report by World Animal Protection looks at the harm to animals in the Amazon caused by tourist touching them or taking photos with them."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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DEALING WITH SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

Program Trains Teachers, Students to Deal with School Shootings - Text + Audio + Video - 7 January 2018
"Although it is designed as a video game, the EDGE training program is meant to train students and teachers how to react if a shooting takes place.
The goal is to save lives."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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'Cold Feet' and Other Cold Body Expressions

'Cold Feet' and Other Cold Body Expressions - Text + Audio
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRUMP / FIRE AND FURY

Fire and Fury: Trump says book is 'a work of fiction' - 6 January 2018
"US President Donald Trump has hit out at a new book which raises questions over his mental health, calling it "a work of fiction".
Michael Wolff's book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, went on sale early on Friday amid the president lawyers' attempts to block its publication.
Mr Trump was asked for his thoughts on the book's allegations during a news conference at Camp David."

(BBC)

 

 

Michael Wolff defends book and says of Trump: 'To quote Steve Bannon: He's lost it' - 5 January 2018
+ Donald Trump has 'lost it', says Michael Wolff – video
+ Author of Fire and Fury says he stands by ‘absolutely everything in the book’
+ Fire and Fury released early in defiance of attempt to ban
+ Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House review – tell-all burns all

(theguardian.com)

Martin Rowson on Trump's reaction to Fire and Fury – cartoon - 5 January 2018
(theguardian.com)

 

Disputed Book About Trump, 'Fire and Fury,' Becomes Bestseller - Text + Audio + Pictures - 5 January 2018
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRUMP / BORDER WALL

Trump administration seeks $18bn from Congress for Mexico border wall - 6 January 2018
"Details revealed of financial blueprint for US president’s election campaign promise, which would fund 316 miles of new barriers and bolster existing ones."

+ ‘We’re not afraid’: protests erupt after Trump ends Daca – video
(theguardian.com)

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Jack LONDON

'To Build a Fire,' by Jack London - Text + Audio + Video + Quiz
"This story about a man fighting to survive in the cold should help you feel cooler if the weather is hot where you live.
It tells about a young man who came to the Yukon and broke the most important rule of the old-timers: never travel alone, especially when it is 60 degrees below!"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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05/01/2018


YEAR 2017

The Telegraph Game of the Year | The 15 best video games of 2017 - 1 January 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

Two Weeks Later: Resolution Fails
(YouTube)

 

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LESSON PLAN

A Single Life - a lesson plan with a film
"This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film by Job, Joris & Marieke and the theme of stages of life.
In the lesson students practise vocabulary related to the stages of life, discuss stages of life, watch a short film, and speak and write about it."

(film-english.com)

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EXTREME COLD

Extreme Cold Affecting Many Areas Across US - Text + Audio + Pictures - 3 January 2018
"The U.S. National Weather Service has announced wind chill advisories and freeze warnings for 40 of the 50 states."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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DRUGS

China Offers to Work with US on Opioid Drug Crisis - Text + Audio + Pictures - 4 January 2018
"Chinese officials say they want more information about the flow of powerful painkilling drugs that the U.S. says are coming from China."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

US Attorney General Ends Obama Marijuana Policy - Text + Audio + Pictures - 4 January 2018
"United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has cancelled a federal policy that let American states legalize marijuana."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

California Becomes Largest State to Legalize Marijuana - Text + Audio + Pictures - 3 January 2018
"California has become the largest U.S. state to legalize the sale of marijuana."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRUMP

Trump: Michael Wolff book on administration is 'full of lies' - 5 January 2018
+ Video: "Dozens queued for the midnight release of Fire and Fury"
+ Video: Trump harsher on Bannon than he is on his "worst enemies"
+ Video: Ivanka Trump allegedly struck a deal that she might run for president in the future
+ Video: President Trump faces questions about his relationship with former top aide Steve Bannon
+ Trump-Bannon: A knife fight with consequences
+ 11 explosive claims from new Trump book
+ Who is author of Trump book?

+ 'I'm not that Steve Bannon'
+ Russia-Trump: Who's who in the drama to end all dramas?

(BBC)

Midnight release of Fire and Fury draws dozens to Harry Potter-like queues - VIDEO - 5 January 2018
"Dozens queued in Washington for the middle-of-the-night release of the book that has sparked a dramatic, public feud between Donald Trump and his former aide,
Steve Bannon."

(BBC)

 

 

Fire and Fury released early in defiance of attempt to ban tell-all Trump book - 5 January 2018
"Trump denies he gave author access and hits out at ‘Sloppy Steve’, as spokeswoman dismisses claims about his stability and fitness to serve."

+ Fire and Fury: Key explosive quotes from the new Trump book - video
(theguardian.com)

NEW QUESTIONS OVER POTENTIAL OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE - 5 January 2018
"A bombshell New York Times report suggests President Donald Trump personally attempted to stop Attorney General Jeff Sessions from recusing himself from the Russia probe. According to the report, a White House lawyer also attempted to mislead the president in order to prevent him from firing then-FBI Director James Comey."
(huffingtonpost.com)

INSIDE THE TRUMP-BANNON SCHISM - 4 January 2018
"The release of a book excerpt from journalist Michael Wolff in which Steve Bannon alleges President Donald Trump likely met with the Russians and insults the president and his family has resulted in a massive break between the president and his former chief strategist. Trump responded to the bombshells Wednesday by saying,
"He lost his mind." A Trump lawyer has sent Bannon a cease-and-desist letter. The feud puts primary candidates backed by Bannon in a bit of a bind.
And here's where to read the excerpt that started it all."

(huffingtonpost.com)

How 'nuclear monarch' Donald Trump could destroy North Korea in 35 minutes - 4 January 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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NORTH KOREA

North Korea agrees to first talks with South in two years - 5 January 2018
"Officials from Kim Jong-un’s regime and Seoul government will meet in demilitarised zone next week."

+ South Korea offers to hold talks with North – video
(theguardian.com)

America's UN ambassador dismisses proposed North-South Korea talks - 3 January 2018
+ Nikki Haley distances US from Seoul’s plan to hold cross-border talks
+ Haley’s remarks in clear contrast to state department’s cautious stance

(theguardian.com)

North Korea reopens hotline with South hours after Trump button boast - 3 January 2018
"Move raises hopes of diplomatic thaw after Kim Jong-un said he would consider sending athletes to Winter Olympics."

(theguardian.com)

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BORDER WALL

Lay one brick of the border wall and it will be the last of the Indian Wars, native Americans warn Trump - 3 January 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

More Than Nice by Emmanuel Lubezki
"Produced by three-time Academy Award winning cinematographer, Emmanuel Lubezki, of Birdman, Gravity and The Revenant, the piece visually captures Emmanuel’s personal interpretation of the difference between nice and kind through the eyes of volunteers from No More Deaths who leave jugs of water in the Sonoran Desert. The humanitarian group’s intention is to prevent suffering and death of migrants on the US-Mexico border. The issue hits home not only for Emmanuel, but also for KIND CEO Daniel Lubetzky – both are Jewish-Mexican immigrants who have used their respective platforms to connect people, expand understanding and strengthen communities. To learn more about No More Deaths visit: www.nomoredeaths.org"

(YouTube)

 

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MACHINES and AI

How Will Machines and AI Change the Future of Work? - Text + Audio + Pictures - 3 January 2018
"Several recent studies have examined how machine automation and artificial intelligence (AI) will change the future of work.
How will these changes affect which jobs are lost?"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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A 'BOMB CYCLONE'

What Is a 'Bomb Cyclone?' - Text + Audio + Video
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRAVELLING

Life is NOT a Journey - Alan Watts
"Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. His philosophies seem to transcend ego, politics and limitations. His monologues have a powerful way of connecting
distant abstract ideas with the present moment and his words have a unique way of putting life into perspective. Life is a gift."

(YouTube)

 

The Continental Divide Trail in Four Minutes
(YouTube)

 

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ANIMATED SHORT FILM

**Multi-Award-Winning** CGI 3D Animated Short Film: "HEY DEER!" - by Örs Bárczy
"A Short Animated Film about an adorable, cocoa-drinking deer who is eager to tidy and shoveling in front of his house every day.
However, there is a suspicious earthquake every night which causes the mess day by day and makes unbearable our fella’s life.
Between two cups of cocoa, the amazing truth reveals which changes the deer’s life forever...
A film by Örs Bárczy, created by talented artists, has been invited over 100+ film festivals around the world and won nearly 10 awards."

(YouTube)

 

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TECHNOLOGY

All iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are affected by microchip flaw that leaves devices vulnerable to hackers, Apple says - with a video - 5 January 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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EXAMS

Almost 1,100 students caught using phones in GCSE and A-level exams - 5 January 2018
"Ofqual data for 2017 exams in England shows 25% rise in number of penalties issued to students for trying to cheat."

(theguardian.com)

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OCEANS SUFFOCATING

Oceans suffocating as huge dead zones quadruple since 1950, scientists warn - 4 January 2018
"Areas starved of oxygen in open ocean and by coasts have soared in recent decades, risking dire consequences for marine life and humanity."

(theguardian.com)


"A fisherman on a beach in Temuco, Chile that is blanketed with dead sardines,
a result of algal blooms that suck oxygen out of the water."

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