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JANUARY 2019



21/01/2019


LESSON PLAN

China grows plants on the moon (17 January 2019) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"For the first time ever, plants from Earth are growing on the moon."

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    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

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HOW TO ORDER AT AN AMERICAN RESTAURANT

How to Order at an American Restaurant - Text + Audio + Pictures + Practice - 17 January 2019
"In today's Everyday Grammar, we will give you expressions and suggestions for ordering food in an American restaurant."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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DOGS AND CHILDREN

Dogs and Children: 11 Tips for a Harmonious Relationship - with pictures
(yourdogadvisor.com)

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EARTHQUAKE IN CHILE

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Chile - with a video - 20 January 2019
"The quake struck at 10:32 pm local time with a depth of 53 kilometres and an epicentre some 15 kilometres southwest of Coquimbo."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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BREXIT

Theresa May leaves diplomats in 'disbelief' after presenting EU leaders with unchanged Brexit demands - 18 January 2019
"Theresa May has left European diplomats in a state of “disbelief” following a series of phone calls to EU leaders
in which she made no change to her demands despite her Brexit plan being voted down by a 230-vote margin this week."

(telegraph.co.uk)

MAY SURVIVES VOTE - with a video - 16 January 2019
"Theresa May has survived a no-confidence vote in her government and fended off Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s attempt to force a general election.
MPs voted by a slim margin of 19 votes to express confidence in the prime minister’s government despite her historic defeat on her Brexit deal a day earlier...
May dismissed calls for a general election, saying it would be “the worst thing we could do.”

[HuffPost

Theresa May survives confidence vote after Brexit plan rejected - 16 January 2019
"Theresa May's government survived a non-confidence vote in the U.K Parliament just one day after her Brexit plan faced a historic defeat."
To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.4980600

(YouTube)


British Parliament Rejects Prime Minister's Brexit Plan - Text + Audio + Pictures - 15 January 2019
"The House of Commons, voted 432 to 202 against the plan negotiated by members of May’s government."

(learningenglish.voanews.com) 

Reality Check: Is the UK ready for Brexit? - a video - 17 September 2018
"With six months to go until the UK's departure from the EU, BBC News asked the Institute for Government to assess the government's progress towards Brexit.
The think tank says time is running short to implement the process successfully.
Reality Check's Chris Morris takes a look at the main findings. Read more."

(BBC)

 

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KENYA

"At least 21 people were killed when Somali militants stormed a luxury hotel compound in Nairobi, Kenya's government has confirmed." - 16 January 2019
+ Video: Nairobi Dusit hotel attack: explosions, gunfire and rescue operation

+ How Kenya's hotel siege unfolded
+ In pictures: Assault on hotel complex
+ Outrage at pictures of victims

(BBC)

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MLK

Martin Luther King, Jr. Popularized Peaceful Protest in US - Text + Audio + Pictures - 20 January 2019
"King led a movement of non-violent, peaceful protests to fight racial injustice in the United States.
The first example of this movement began in December of 1955."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MARCHERS IN WASHINGTON

Marchers in Washington Call for Indigenous Rights - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 19 January 2019
"Hundreds of people gathered in Washington Friday for the first ever Indigenous People’s March.
Marchers came from big cities and small towns across the United States and as far away as Australia."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CLIMATE CHANGE

What can we do, right now, about climate change?
"Calamitous weather events and warnings from scientists that the planet is warming faster than previously believed are causing alarm.
Global environment editor, Jonathan Watts, describes the shifts needed to keep global warming to a maximum of 1.5C.
Plus: David Conn on how football and gambling have become inseparable"
+ How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know

(theguardian.com)

How to stop the climate crisis: six lessons from the campaign that saved the ozone
"Thirty years ago, all 197 countries got together to ban the gases damaging the Earth’s ozone layer.
Now we need to unite to combat an even greater threat. What can we learn from 1989?"

(theguardian.com)

Students Walk Out to Hold Climate Protests - Text + Audio + Pictures - 18 January 2019
"Thousands of Belgian students have been staying away from school once a week to take part in protests demanding action to fight climate change."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

Living in DC During the Government Shutdown - Text + Audio + Pictures - 16 January 2019
"Recent studies estimate that the U.S. federal government directly employs more than 364,000 people in the greater Washington, DC area,
including northern Virginia and southern Maryland."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

What does a government shutdown mean for the US? - video - 10 January 2019
"In the second-longest shutdown in US government history, Donald Trump continues to demand more than $5bn for a border wall.
Congress is in deadlock, and some 800,000 federal employees have been sent home or are working without pay.
The president has threatened that the shutdown could last ‘months or even years’. Here’s what that might mean"
(theguardian.com)

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TRUMP / COHEN

HOUSE WILL INVESTIGATE REVELATIONS - 18 January 2019
"The House intelligence committee will reportedly investigate whether Trump ordered Cohen to lie to Congress."
[BuzzFeed]

TRUMP TOLD COHEN TO LIE TO CONGRESS - with a picture and a video - 17 January 2019
"President Donald Trump told his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about involvement in a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow,
according to a bombshell report from BuzzFeed News. The president also told Cohen he was on board with a plan to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin
during the 2016 campaign in order to secure the deal."

[HuffPost]

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TRUMP AT THE OVAL OFFICE

Trump Walls Himself In At The Oval Office In Latest New Yorker Cover - 17 January 2019
"Artist John Cuneo shows the president “walled in” with bricks and barbed wire."

(huffingtonpost.com)

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Melania TRUMP

The secret life of Melania Trump: White House insiders, Slovenian school friends and photographers reveal all - 19 January 2019
(telegraph.co.uk)

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ASYLUM SEEKERS / IMMIGRANTS

THOUSANDS MORE CHILDREN SEPARATED AT BORDER - with a video - 17 January 2019
"The Trump administration may have taken “thousands” more immigrant children from parents and guardians at the border than was previously known,
and does not know how many families were separated in total, according to a report by the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services."

[HuffPost]

Asylum Seekers in Boats Test Britain’s Southern Coast - Text + Audio + Video - 15 January 2019
"An increasing number of migrants are crossing the English Channel to reach Britain from France. The government is concerned, calling the problem a crisis.
Critics say the situation is not a crisis."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LONDON UNDERGROUND

Violent crime rises by 43% in three years on London Underground - 18 January 2019
"RMT blames government cuts to TfL’s budget for increase in number of incidents"

(theguardian.com)

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PENGUIN CHICKS RESCUED

Penguin chicks rescued by unlikely hero
"Underestimating a penguin is a mistake that might cost you dearly"

(bbcearth.com)

When a petrel attackes them, emperor penguing chicks stand together against it.
Exclusive preview from #SpyInTheSnow, out in the UK December 30th. Learn more about Spy In The Snow: https://bbc.in/2Rcnc0K

 

Not only do penguins need to be tough to endure extreme temperatures,
they also have a set of unexpected skills that help them ensure their survival against all odds.

 

 

Police pick up penguins stolen from Nottingham zoo - 18 January 2019
"Two missing Humboldts were found this week in Strelley Village after a tipoff"

(theguardian.com)

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CALORIE LABELS

Calorie labels will be placed on millions of takeaway menus - 18 January 2018
"Calorie labels will be placed on millions of take-away menus in a bid to push consumers into healthier habits."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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PANDORA'S BOX

The Myth of Pandora’s Box Told Through Animation
"The Greeks had a story for everything. You've heard "Pandora's box" all your life as a term for opening up something you shouldn't because you don't know what's in there.
The original story is a cautionary tale about curiosity and temptation. Pandora gets the blame for all the evils of the world, yet it was Zeus who set her up to take the fall.
This TED-Ed lesson from Iseult Gillespie has the story."

(laughingsquid.com)

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16/01/2019


BRITISH LESSON

Une séquence de 2 heures pour 6 groupes de niveaux portant sur la découverte de quelques faits culturels sur les Iles Britanniques et Londres pour A1/A1+.  http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/teachers-zone-6eme/team-british-isles.html
Cyril Dussuchaud (Académie de Limoges)

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BREXIT

Theresa May omits Jeremy Corbyn from cross-party Brexit talks - 16 January 2019
Andrea Leadsom says PM will be engaging with people ‘who want to talk constructively’
+ All of today’s political developments - live updates
+ How your MP voted on May’s Brexit deal

((theguardian.com))

Brexit and no-confidence vote: Corbyn targets 'zombie government' - 16 January 2019
"Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called Theresa May's administration a "zombie government" that "cannot govern" as he called for a general election...
The Commons defeat - the largest in history, by 432 votes to 202 - came as a huge blow for Mrs May."
+ Video: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tabled a no confidence motion
+ Video: David Cameron: I don't regret calling referendum

+ Brexit Live: Reaction to May's defeat
+ How did your MP vote?
+ Dublin steps up Brexit no-deal plans
+ Reality Check: Does Brussels blink?
+ Laura Kuenssberg: Can May find common cause in Parliament?
+ Alternative ways to break Brexit deadlock
+ What is a no confidence motion?

+ Katya Adler: Will EU help after May's defeat?
+ European Parliament Live: MEPs discuss Brexit
+ EU's Tusk suggests UK should cancel Brexit

(BBC)

 

Brexit: MPs vote 'no' to Theresa May's deal - 15 January 2019
"Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes.
It's the biggest ever government defeat in history.
The so-called "meaningful vote" comes at the end of five days of debate over the plan.
MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal, which sets out the terms of Britain's exit from the EU on 29 March."

(BBC)

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KENYA

Briton and American among dead in Nairobi hotel attack - 16 January 2019
"British charity worker Luke Potter among the 14 victims, 11 of whom were Kenyans...
A Briton and an American were among at least 14 people killed in the militant attack on a hotel and office complex in Nairobi on Tuesday, officials and relatives have said...
Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, said early on Wednesday that security forces had ended operations at the dusitD2 hotel, having killed all four attackers...
The assault began shortly after 3pm on Tuesday with an explosion in the parking lot and then a suicide bomb blast in the hotel’s foyer. It was claimed by al-Shabaab,
the militant Islamist organisation based in neighbouring Somalia that carried out the 2013 attack on Nairobi’s Westgate mall that left at least 67 dead."

(theguardian.com)

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TEEN REFUGEE

Saudi teen welcomed as refugee in Canada (January 15, 2019) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The teenage Saudi asylum seeker who fled Saudi Arabia two weeks ago has been granted asylum by Canada."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Asylum Seeker - Level 4  or  Asylum Seeker - 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)

Saudi teen refugee Rahaf Mohammed makes public statement - 15 January 2019
"Rahaf Mohammed, the Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada will make her first public statement since arriving in Toronto over the weekend.
Mohammed received asylum after she fled her allegedly abusive family."

(YouTube)

 

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NEW HONDURAN CARAVAN

‘No way to live here’: new Honduran caravan sets off north as Trump blasts warnings - with pictures - 15 January 2019
"As hundreds of migrants embark on a march towards ‘El Norte’, Trump launched a Twitter war against the caravan..."
“A big new Caravan is heading up to our Southern Border from Honduras,” Trump tweeted.
“Only a Wall will work. Only a Wall, or Steel Barrier, will keep our Country safe!”

(theguardian.com)

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THAT MOMENT I ESCAPED NORTH KOREA

That moment I escaped North Korea - 14 January 2019
"Geum Hyok Kim had no idea that the rest of the world was different from his home country of North Korea, until he studied abroad and met students from South Korea.
That changed everything for him. He tells Soul Pancake how his eyes were opened about democracy and human rights. Then his embassy called him to come in.
..
We talked with another advocate of the organization Liberty in North Korea, Geum Hyok Kim.
Geum is a defector from the ruling class of North Korea who didn’t realize the nature of the regime until he left.
He tells his beautiful, reflective story of growth, understanding freedom, and realizing what’s important."

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