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JANUARY 2019 - PART 3 - NEW SITES




JANUARY 2019



28/01/2019


ESCAPE GAME

Voici mon Escape Game 'Who killed Sir Harold?' pour clore une séquence policière.
Il s'agit d'une histoire resserrée autour de 4 personnages principaux : trois suspects autour de la victime, Sir Harold.
Une histoire qui mêle lexique, compréhension écrite, références culturelles, sens de l'observation et logique.
http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/teachers-zone-4eme/detective-escape-game.html

par Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)

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LESSON PLAN

Slim people's genes help them stay slim (January 27, 2019) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"New research suggests that people's genes are key to helping them stay slim."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Skinny Genes - Level 4  or  Skinny Genes - 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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PRINCE Philip

Prince Philip apologizes to victim in car crash - 27 January 2019
"The 97-year-old Duke of Edinburgh sent a signed letter to the home of a woman who was injured when a Ranger Rover he was driving collided with another car on Jan. 17."

(YouTube)

 

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Roger STONE

Roger Stone says he won't testify against Trump after Mueller indictment - 25 January 2019
"Stone allegedly made multiple attempts to contact WikiLeaks via intermediary about hacked Democratic emails"
+ Follow the latest updates on the Stone arrest

(theguardian.com)

MUELLER INDICTS ROGER STONE - with pictures and videos - 25 January 2019
"The longtime Republican political operative was in touch with WikiLeaks and Russian hackers during the 2016 campaign.
Roger Stone, an eccentric longtime Republican strategist, was arrested this morning on charges that include obstruction of an official proceeding, 
false statements and witness tampering.
A federal grand jury impaneled by special counsel Robert Mueller charged Stone in a seven-count indictment."

[HuffPost]

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BORDER WALL / SHUTDOWN

TRUMP READY FOR SECOND SHUTDOWN - 27 January 2019
President Donald Trump is prepared to shut down the government again or declare a national emergency if Congress won’t give him money for his border wall,
according to Mick Mulvaney.
The acting chief of staff told CBS Trump didn’t want another shutdown, but was “willing to do whatever it takes to secure the border.”
Mulvaney refused to directly answer a question about whether government-contracted employees would be reimbursed for wages they missed during the 35-day shutdown.

[huffingtonpost.com]

Trump backs down to end painful shutdown temporarily - 26 January 2019
"President Donald Trump has yielded to political pressure to end the longest US government shutdown in history."

(BBC)

Trump insists Mexico wall will be built despite deal to end shutdown - 26 January 2019
"US President Donald Trump insists the US will still build a wall along its border with Mexico,
despite ending the longest-ever US government shutdown without securing funds for the project."
+ Video: We have reached a deal - Trump
+ Video: Other presidents got money for a border barrier - why not Trump?

+ US shutdown: Reasons why Trump blinked
+ Trump official mocked over shutdown remark
+ US flight delays amid federal shutdown

+ 'A stinging defeat': US media on shutdown
+ Trump's border wall - in seven charts
+ How the US shutdown is biting

(BBC)

Trump, Congress to End US Government Shutdown - Text + Audio - 25 January 2019
"The deal to end the 35-day partial government shutdown does not include Trump’s demand of $5.7 billion to build a wall at the country’s southern border with Mexico."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Exclusive: White House preparing draft national emergency order, has identified $7 billion for wall - with a video - 24 January 2019
(CNN)

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GUN SALES IN THE US

Gun Sales Drop in the US, But Why? - Text + Audio - 24 January 2019
"The gun industry has recently seen a fall in gun sales and a decrease in the possibility that gun rights will be expanded."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Šediváčkuv long sled dog race 2019

Šediváčkuv long sled dog race 2019 – in pictures - 28 January 2019
"Only half of the 100 ‘mushers’ who braved one of Europe’s toughest sled dog races, the Czech long trail, finished the competition, which was hit by severe weather"

(theguardian.com)

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RUSSIA IS KILLING STRAY DOGS

Russia is killing stray dogs. World Cup stars must help stop the slaughter
"As the World Cup approaches, street dogs are being ruthlessly eliminated. Fifa and animal-loving footballers must step up"

(theguardian.com)

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NUCLEAR WASTE TECHNOLOGY

US to Offer Nuclear Waste Technology to Other Countries - Text + Audio - 24 January 2019
"The U.S. Department of Energy’s nuclear security office is developing a project to help other countries deal with nuclear waste.
The information comes from two sources who spoke to the Reuters news agency. They asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the issue."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THE WAY WE EAT IS KILLING US - AND THE PLANET
 
The way we eat is killing us – and the planet - 28 January 2019
"The global food system is causing an ecological and health catastrophe – individual action won’t be enough"

(theguardian.com)

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UNDER FIRE

Under fire: How aid and medical workers are being targeted in terror attacks around the world - 25 January 2019
"Staff at Save The Children's eastern Afghanistan office had barely started work one cold Wednesday a year ago, when a car bomb tore through the street outside."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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DOG WHISTLES: THE SECRET LANGUAGE POLITICIANS ARE USING

Dog whistles: The secret language politicians are using - VIDEO (contains very strong language!) - 28 January 2019
Politicians are using coded language to "manipulate people" into making decisions they wouldn't normally be "morally comfortable with,"
a political language expert has told the BBC.
This kind of political message – which only a particular target audience is meant to understand – is known as a "dog whistle," Professor Jennifer says.
Some have claimed these tactics were used to make people think Barack Obama was a foreigner. Others said UKIP's "Breaking Point" poster was a racist dog whistle.
So how does it work?"

(BBC)

 

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24/01/2019


LESSON PLANS

World's 26 richest as rich as poorer half of world (January 23, 2019) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The combined fortune of 26 of the world's richest people is equal to the total wealth of the 3.8 billion poorest people."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Wealth Inequality - Level 4  or  Wealth Inequality - 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)

Fortnite more popular than TV for young people (January 21, 2019) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The video game Fortnite is more popular than television, movies and streaming videos among young people."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Fortnite - Level 0Fortnite - Level 1   or  Fortnite - 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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TIPS FOR KIDS

8 Great Writing Tips for Kids
"Here are my best tips on how to keep growing and improving as a writer, however young you are"

(dailywritingtips.com)

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GUESS!

50 People Guess the Most Famous Person From Their State - 21 January 2019
"In this episode of 'Culturally Speaking', 50 people from the 50 United States of America guess the most famous person from their state.
Which state is Emma Stone from? What about Neil Patrick Harris? Who is the most famous person from Wyoming?"

(YouTube)

 

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VIDEO GAMES USED AS LEARNING TOOLS IN SCHOOLS

Video Games Used as Learning Tools in Schools - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 22 January 2019
"Technology has already created many new educational tools to help teachers improve learning in the classroom.
One method uses video gaming elements to get students more interested and involved in the subjects they learn."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ROBOTS

Are these the faces of the future? - VIDEO - 18 January 2019
"More than 100 objects, from early mechanised devices to those which are eerily lifelike, have been brought together
as part of an exhibition of robotics at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.
Some of the most sophisticated humanoid robots in the world, capable of emulating movement and emotion, can be found at the exhibition.
Edinburgh has established itself as a centre of robotic excellence and some of the work created in the city is also on display."

(BBC)

 

The robot AI dog that will keep an eye on children and the elderly - 23 January 2019
"Sony's puppy-sized robot dog aibo, equipped with cameras, artificial intelligence and internet capability,
can now remotely check up on family members, children or even pets."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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TRUMP

FEDERAL WORKERS PROTEST SHUTDOWN - with pictures and videos - 23 January 2019
Furloughed federal workers took to the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington to call for the government to reopen, chanting, “No more food banks, we need paychecks!”
And, as the shutdown drags on, food assistance for millions will soon run out."

[HuffPost]

Five Donald Trump tactics to watch out for - 21 January 2019
"In the two years since he took office, the US president has repeatedly deployed a number of tactics to try to get what he wants.
We highlight five of Trump's most commonly used methods to make them easier to spot during the rest of his term."

(YouTube)

 

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Greenland's ice melting faster than scientists previously thought – study - 22 January 2019
"The pace of ice loss has increased four-fold since 2003 as enormous glaciers are depositing ever larger chunks of ice into the Atlantic ocean,
where it melts, causing sea levels to rise"

(theguardian.com)

The Forest for the Trees: New Device Tells Scientists About Climate Effects - Text + Audio + Video - 21 January 2019
"A new device called a TreeTalker can send scientists and forestry officials information about how trees grow and deal with changes in climate.
The TreeTalker system is being tested in countries around the world."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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ANTI-ROBOT VESTS

Amazon reveals 'anti-robot vest' to protect workers from machines
"Amazon has given its warehouse workers new tech-enabled vests to protect them from robot-related crashes."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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DOGS AND CHILDREN

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

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PLASTIC POLLUTION - A QUIZ

Quiz: The facts about plastic pollution
"Do you know your microplastics from your single-use? Test your knowledge in the plastics pollution quiz"

(bbcearth.com)

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BREXIT

WTF is Brexit? - Foil Arms and Hog
"An update of an earlier sketch we did before Brexit, the situation has become a little more unclear since"

(YouTube)
Avec un pdf de Yvan Baptiste (Ac. Montpellier) : http://www.franglish.fr/share/wtf_is_brexit.pdf

 

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