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JANUARY 2018 - PART 6 - NEW SITES

 

FEBRUARY 2018

= BLACK HISTORY MONTH

02 - Groundhog Day
06 - Safer Internet Day
07 - Charles Dickens's birthday
09 - 25 - 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang 2018

11 - International Day of Women and Girls in Science

13 - Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday and Lent
13 - New Orleans Mardi Gras
14 - Valentine's Day
16 - Chinese New Year
19 - Presidents' Day
21 - International Mother Language Day
23 - World Book Day

 




31/01/2018


ATELIER DE LECTURE CURSIVE

Voici ma séquence Atelier de Lecture Cursive du roman Robinson Crusoe avec des collégiens.
Outre l'amélioration de la compréhension écrite, le but de cet atelier est de revoir des points linguistiques et lexicaux déjà abordés en cours
mais aussi de poser en jalon ceux qui restent à travailler cette année. 

Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)

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LESSON PLANS

Online safety for teenagers - a lesson plan
"It is important that online safety is discussed with teenagers, who might not always be aware of dangers,
especially in a world in which more and more young people are spending more and more time online.
This lesson addresses the topic in a motivating way, allowing students to discuss issues and then do some online activities."

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

Polish climbers in heroic Himalaya rescue (January 30, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A team of elite mountain climbers from Poland made a hazardous night rescue on the 8,126-meter-high Nanga Parbat mountain in the Pakistani Himalayas."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Himalayas Rescue - Level 4  or  Himalayas Rescue - 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)

Moana: Modals for Prohibition and Permission - Can/Can't - Have to - Must (Not) - a lesson
"Watch the movie segment and write sentences about the movie segment, completing the given sentences."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

Full Text: Trump's State of the Union address
+ Video: Part 1 of President Trump's 2018 State of the Union Address
"President Trump salutes the heroism of America's first responders, calls upon lawmakers to deliver for the American people and touts the strength of the U.S. economy."

+ 2 + 3 + 4
(foxnews.com)

Trump State of the Union address promised unity but emphasized discord - 31 January 2018
"The president’s ‘new American moment’ speech stirred Republican applause while Democrats showed thinly disguised contempt."

+ Moments of protest during Trump's State of the Union address – video
(theguardian.com)

Five things we learned from Trump's first State of the Union - 31 January 2018
"US president boasted of strong economy and tax cuts, and called for infrastructure spending and a bipartisan deal on immigration."

(theguardian.com)

State of the Union: A smoother Trump with same hard edge - 31 January 2018
"Donald Trump took a measured tone. His speech was garnished in flowery, high-minded language. But beneath it all was the same hard edge."

+ Video: Standing ovation v stony-faced silence
(BBC)

The State of the Union viewed from both sides - 31 January 2018
"The BBC caught up with a Trump voter in Washington state and a 'Dreamer' in Florida to watch the annual address by the US President."

(BBC)

 

Reality Check: Seven Trump claims fact-checked - 31 January 2018
"President Trump's 80-minute speech covered everything from Islamic State to the Empire State. So what did he get right and wrong?"

(BBC)

State of the Union: Trump hails 'new American moment' - 31 January 2018
"A bullish US President Donald Trump has proclaimed a "new American moment" as he delivered his maiden State of the Union speech to Congress."

+ Video: What did a Trump voter and a 'Dreamer' think of the State of the Union?
+ Video: Democratic congressman Joseph Kennedy III said he was speaking for all Americans
(BBC)

Highlights from Donald Trump's State of the Union address - VIDEO - 31 January 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

 

Fact check: Donald Trump's State of the Union address analyzed - 31 January 2018
"Alan Yuhas examines key claims in Donald Trump’s State of the Union address and separates fact from fiction."

(theguardian.com)

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TRUMP / RUSSIA

Putin Criticizes US for Publishing List of Influential Russians - Text + Audio + Pictures - 30 January 2018
"The U.S. Treasury Department published the list on Monday as required under a law approved by Congress.
Lawmakers who voted for the measure wanted to punish Russia for interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Second Trump-Russia dossier being assessed by FBI - 30 January 2018
+ Democrats criticize Trump over lack of Russian sanctions – video
(theguardian.com)

Putin says US sanctions list targets all Russians - 30 January 2018
"Russian President Vladimir Putin says a list of officials and businessmen close to the Kremlin published by the US has in effect targeted all Russian people."

(BBC)

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TRUMP

The 426 People, Places and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted on Twitter: A Complete List
- 3 January 2018
"Insults since Mr. Trump became president are highlighted in yellow; the most recent updates are slightly darker.
(This list covers tweets since Mr. Trump declared his candidacy.)"

(nytimes.com)

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NORTH KOREA / US

North Korea Missile Threat Brings Back Talk of 'Star Wars' Defenses - Text + Audio + Pictures - 30 January 2018
"Scientists are urging the U.S. government to re-start work on the anti-missile program.
They say it could help answer nuclear threats from North Korea and other rogue countries."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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KABUL

Terror Attacks Continue in Afghan Capital - Text + Audio + Pictures - 29 January 2018
"The most recent attack on a military academy that killed 11 added to a deadly week in the Central Asian country.
Earlier, a bomb killed more than 100 people in Kabul and an attack on a hotel killed 22.
The violence shows security problems remain after more than 16 years of the U.S.-led Afghan war."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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PLASTIC

10 ways to trash the plastic
"We are increasingly faced with the challenges of pollution caused by unnecessary food packaging. Here are Joanna's top tips for reducing your plastic waste."

+ How to reduce food packaging waste
(bbcgoodfood.com)

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E-CIGARETTES

E-cigarettes could raise risk of cancer and heart disease, warn scientists - 29 January 2018
"E-cigarette vapour could raise the risk of developing cancer and heart disease by damaging DNA in as little as 10 years, a new study suggests."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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VEGAN ACTIVISTS

Farmers live in fear with death threats from 'violent' vegan activists - 30 January 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)


Meat industry groups say action by vegan activists has become more intense in recent months.

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ISIS FIGHTERS

Interpol circulates list of suspected Isis fighters believed to be in Italy - 31 January 2018
"Exclusive: Interpol believes the 50 suspects, all Tunisian nationals, may be attempting to reach other European countries."

(theguardian.com)

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CANAL BOATS

Want to live on a canal boat in London? Here's what you need to know - 30 January 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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29/01/2018


LESSON PLAN

'Nutella riots' in France after 70% price cut (January 28, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"There have been crazy scenes in supermarkets across France. Shoppers have been fighting and punching each other to buy jars of the hazelnut spread Nutella."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  'Nutella Riots' - Level 0'Nutella Riots' - Level 1  or  'Nutella Riots' - 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)

Centipedes eat animals 15 times their size (January 26, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Centipedes use venom that packs a serious punch that can cause rapid paralysis and death in insects and small animals."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Centipedes - Level 4  or  Centipedes - 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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ROHINGYA REFUGEES

Myanmar Businesses Support Rebuilding Rakhine State - Text + Audio + Pictures - 27 January 2018
"Myanmar’s business leaders are supporting Aung San Suu Kyi’s plan to resettle Rohingya refugees and to rebuild Rakhine State.
Last August, Rohingya militant attacks on the police caused a military response that sent more than 650,000 Rohingya fleeing into Bangladesh."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MALARIA

Researchers: Substance in Toothpaste Could Fight Malaria - Text + Audio + Pictures - 27 January 2018
"Researchers have found that a substance used in toothpaste could be developed to fight drug-resistant forms of the disease malaria."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CANCER

Doctors Have a New Tool to Identify Breast Cancer - Text + Audio + Videos - 25 January 2018
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

 

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TRUMP

Trump's state of the union speech aims to present him as a great unifier - 27 January 2018
"The president’s speech ‘will make clear that all groups are benefiting under this presidency,’ a White House official said.
Donald Trump will reach across the aisle with a tone of “bipartisanship” when he delivers his first state of the union address to Congress on Tuesday, the White House said."

(theguardian.com)

Media Madness: book shows Trump White House obsessed with press - 27 January 2018
"Volume by Fox News anchor, seen by Guardian, portrays president who values loyalty above everything except media attention."

(theguardian.com)

Davos 2018: Donald Trump 'booed' over 'fake media' as US President issues warning on 'unfair' trade practices - 26 January 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

Trump in Davos: ‘America First’ Does Not Mean ‘America Alone’ - Text + Audio + Pictures - 26 January 2018
"U.S. President Donald Trump repeated his ‘America First’ message in a speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
But he said even though his policies always aim to put America first, this “does not mean America alone”."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Trump proposes path to citizenship for 1.8m undocumented youths - 26 January 2018
"President offers plan in exchange for border wall investment and crackdown on other undocumented people, among other measures."

(theguardian.com)

US cuts Pakistan security assistance over terror groups - 4 January 2017
"The US government is cutting almost all security aid to Pakistan, saying it has failed to deal with terrorist networks operating on its soil."

+ Video: ANALYSIS: Will Trump's tough approach on Pakistan work?
+ How will the US move to cut aid affect Pakistan?
+ Trump targets Pakistan in first 2018 tweet
+ US rhetoric on Pakistan raises serious questions

+ Will Pakistan ever stamp out extremism?
+ Who are the Taliban?
+ Life after militants lost the battle for North Waziristan

(BBC)

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Steven SPIELBERG

What It Takes - Steven Spielberg - Text + Audio - 26 January 2018
"Steven Spielberg and Janusz Kaminski, have worked together over the past 25 years to bring us some of the most memorable movies ever made:
Schindler’s List, Amistad, Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, Munich, War Horse, Lincoln, Bridge of Spies, the list keeps going."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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PLASTIC POLLUTION

A third of coral reefs 'entangled with plastic' - with pictures - 26 January 2018
"Plastic is one of the biggest threats to the future of coral reefs after ocean warming, say scientists."

(BBC)

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KABUL ATTACK

Kabul attack: Taliban kill 95 with ambulance bomb in Afghan capital - with pictures and a video - 28 January 2018
"A suicide bombing has killed at least 95 people and injured 158 others in the centre of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, officials say...
The Taliban have said they carried out the attack, the deadliest for months.
US President Donald Trump called for "decisive action" against the group after the "despicable" bombing."

+ Video: How the attack unfolded
(BBC)

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PRISON

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal released after Ritz Carlton 'prison' video - with pictures - 27 January 2018
"Prince Alwaleed said his suite in Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton hotel was transformed into a luxurious prison to hold tycoons and royals."

(telegraph.co.uk)

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal released - VIDEO - 27 January 2018
"He, and several other billionaires and princes, were originally detained as part of the kingdom's crackdown on corruption."

(BBC)

 

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SMOKING

One cigarette a day 'increases heart disease and stroke risk' - 25 January 2018
"Smokers need to quit cigarettes rather than cut back on them to significantly lower their risk of heart disease and stroke, a large BMJ study suggests."

(BBC)

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LUNCH

WHAT DO WORKERS AROUND THE WORLD DO FOR LUNCH?
- with pictures - 10 January 2018
"There’s a lot to learn about a country’s work culture from how people take their lunch. But what does a lunch break look like around the world?
We asked people from across the globe how they take their midday meal. Scroll down for seven very different ways of eating al desko."

(BBC)

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ROBOT

Meet the motorbike-racing robot - with pictures - 26 January 2018
"The development of a robot created to compete with human motorbike racing times has implications beyond the track."

(BBC)

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EXHAUST TESTS

German shock at car exhaust tests on humans and monkeys - 29 January 2018
"The German government has denounced experiments funded by German carmakers in which humans and monkeys reportedly inhaled diesel exhaust fumes.
German media say the health impact research was done by EUGT, a body funded by Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW."

(BBC)

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MANNED MISSIONS TO MARS

NASA Tests Power System to Support Manned Missions to Mars - Test + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 28 January 2018
"Researchers with the U.S. space agency NASA and the Department of Energy have announced successful tests of a very small nuclear power system.
The device could change the future of space exploration."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ISIS

The bureaucracy of evil: how Islamic State ran a city
Part one – the rise
"It was in the Iraqi city of Mosul that Isis attempted to prove its legitimacy – by transforming from an insurgency into a state.
Alongside the murders and mass terror ran a functioning bureaucracy, with streamlined rubbish collections and electricity smart meters."

(theguardian.com)

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25/01/2018


VIDEO

CGI 3D Animated Short Classic: "Love In The Time Of Advertising" - by Wolf and Crow
"Watch this wonderful 3D animated classic musical love story about a young man who lives inside a billboard and is charged with updating the advertisements.
When he falls in love with a beautiful lady living across the highway, he has to use the only method he knows to get his message across - advertising..."

(YouTube)

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BURNS NIGHT

Burns Night: 35 great quotes about Scotland and the Scots - 25 January 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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MARDI GRAS

7 Offbeat Mardi Gras Krewes - with pictures and videos - 25 January 2018
"Mardi Gras is February 13 this year, and the Carnival season is already in full swing with parades every weekend in New Orleans leading up to Lent.
These famous parades are staged by krewes, or neighborhood social clubs..."
Follow all the parades with the New Orleans parade schedule for 2018. 

(neatorama.com)

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TRUMP

Davos 2018: Donald Trump says he and May 'like each other a lot' - live updates - 25 January 2018
"Rolling coverage of the third day of the World Economic Forum"
+ Trump arrives, speaks of ‘peace and prosperity’
+ Trump to May: We love your country
+ Theresa May challenges social media companies
+ Malala: Women must raise up voices against sexism and harassment

+ Video
(theguardian.com)

President Trump predicts 'tremendous increase' in UK-US trade - 25 January 2018
+ Video: President Donald Trump has predicted a "tremendous increase" in UK-US trade, after talks with Theresa May.

+ Video: Donald Trump predicts "tremendous increases" in trade between US & UK after future trade talks between the two countries
"He also said the US and UK were "joined at the hip" on military matters, while Mrs May said they stood "shoulder to shoulder" in facing shared threats."
+ Pay attention to UK-US rapport, says Tillerson
+ US revives post-Brexit trade deal hopes
+ May calls for online terror crackdown

(BBC)

Trump-Russia inquiry: President 'looking forward' to interview - 25 January 2018
"President Donald Trump has said he is prepared to be questioned under oath as part of an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election."

+ Video: President Trump made the comments to reporters at the White House
The president had previously said he thought an interview was "unlikely" because there had been no collusion.
+ All you need to know about Trump Russia story
+ The Trump-Russia saga in 200 words
+ The 'secret memo' intriguing Washington

+ Russia-Trump: Who's who in the drama to end all dramas?
(BBC)

Trump to Attend Davos Meeting, Trade Likely a Top Issue - Text + Audio + Pictures - 23 January 2018
"U.S. President Donald Trump will attend the World Economic Forum’s meeting in Davos, Switzerland this year. The meeting brings together political and business leaders. Recently announced trade barriers are a likely to be a main issue for delegations from China and other exporting nations."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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AI

Artificial Intelligence Beats Humans in Major Reading Test - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video + Quiz - 23 January 2018
"Machines with artificial intelligence have performed better than human beings in a high-level test of reading and reading comprehension.
Two natural language processing tools received higher scores than humans in the tests."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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"CHEERS!"

70 People from 70 Countries Say Cheers in Their Native Languages | Condé Nast Traveler
"In this episode of Many People from Many Countries Say Things, 70 people from 70 countries say "cheers!" in their native language.
Learn how to say cheers in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Turkish, Polish, Thai, and many more dialects.
If you've ever wondered 'how do I say cheers' around the world, this how-to video will have you clinking glasses like a local in no time."

(YouTube)

 

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PLASTIC

UK opposes strong EU recycling targets despite plastics pledge - 24 January 2018
"Exclusive: government accused of hypocrisy as documents show opposition to urban waste plan."

(theguardian.com)

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PARADISE PAPERS

Paradise Papers firm worked for bank linked to terrorist financing and organised crime - 23 January 2018
"The firm at the heart of the Paradise Papers leak provided offshore services to a bank accused of facilitating terrorist financing, transnational organised crime
and the Syrian government’s chemical weapons programme."

(theguardian.com)

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MIGRANTS

Rise in migrant arrivals to Italy raises fears over Libyan lawlessness - 25 January 2018
"Possibility of elections in Libya this autumn is increasing tensions between military leader in east and UN-recognised government in Tripoli."

+ World news
+ Migration crisis: the new routes to Europe
(theguardian.com)

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VENICE RESTAURANT

Venice restaurant that hit tourists with £1,000 bill faces £17,000 fines - 25 January 2018
"Official checks find Osteria da Luca breached safety and food description rules, reports say"

(theguardian.com)

Japanese tourists call police over rip-off restaurant bill (January 24, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Four Japanese tourists are very angry after a restaurant in Venice, Italy charged them $1,350 for a steak dinner."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Rip-off Restaurant - Level 0Rip-off Restaurant - Level 1 or  Rip-off Restaurant - 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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CRIME in THE UK

Rise in recorded crime is accelerating in England and Wales - 25 January 2018
"Police figures show offences up 14% in a year, with knife and gun crime rising even more steeply"

(theguardian.com)

Crime soars by 14 per cent: Big rises in robbery, muggings and knife crime, official figures show - 25 January 2018
"Overall the statistics, which record the number of crimes reported to police over the last year in England and Wales,
paint a dramatic picture of increased offending in almost every category."

+ How prevalent is crime where you live?
+ Which high-volume crimes are least likely to be solved?

(telegraph.co.uk)

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WATER

'We fight with each other over water': rivers run dry in Mozambique – in pictures - 24 January 2018
"In the absence of basic sanitation, life in rural Mozambique during the dry season involves a relentless cycle of arduous journeys to collect water unfit for drinking.
The struggle for survival, which affects young and old alike, puts those affected at risk of disease and leaves little time for anything else."

(theguardian.com)

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NORTH KOREA

North Korea calls for reunification as hockey teams unite ahead of joint effort at Winter Olympics - with a video - 25 January 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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