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21/07/2015


LONDON

101 things to do in London with kids - with free activities
(timeout.com)

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Thanks to Hélène LMsI

 


ANIMALS

New York Airport Will Have World's First Animal Terminal - 20 July 2015
"Behold The ARK. New York's Kennedy Airport is building a 4-acre facility on its grounds to house animals which are in the airport temporarily while traveling or for quarantine. When completed, it will have a bone-shaped dog pool, trees for cats, a private mating area for penguins,
and stalls for horses..."

(neatorama.com)
"For dog owners, The ARK will offer a 20,000-sqf (1,860-sqm) luxury “resort” run by the company Paradise 4 Paws,
complete with bone-shaped splashing pools, massage therapy and “pawdicures with colored nail pawlish.”
Dogs can watch flat-screen TVs and their owners can check in on them via webcam.
Cats will have their own trees to climb. And all animals will have access to a 24-hour clinic run by Cornell University’s veterinary college."

(The Guardian)

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LITERATURE

Top 10 Most Misunderstood Lines in Literary History — TopTenzNet
(YouTube)

10. Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken
9. William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet
8. Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland
7. William Shakespeare, Hamlet
6. John Keats, Ode to a Grecian Urn
5. William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet
4. Rudyard Kipling, The Ballad of East and West
3. Robert Frost, Mending Wall
2. Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
1. William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18

+ Source/Further reading...


 

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FOOD

Eat Nuts to Stay Healthy - Text + Audio + Quiz - 20 July 2015
"Recently researchers in the Netherlands have found that you do not need to eat many nuts to get all the health benefits.
Also, not all nuts have the same nutrients. This article features some of the more popular nuts in the American diet."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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VOCABULARY

What's the difference between Hispanic, Latino, and Spanish?
"Hispanic, Latino and Spanish are often used interchangeably in describing race. But what's the right terminology?
Kat Lazo lays down some wisdom."
(YouTube)


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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


COMPUTERS

How playing computer games can make the world safer - 21 July 2015
Maybe not blockbusters like Grand Theft Auto, but a new type of game designed to perform another function while you're playing it.
Take Binary Fission, for example..." 

(BBC)

The people 'possessed' by computers - 20 July 2015
"What would happen if a computer could take over a human body? David Robson meets an “echoborg”
– a strange experiment that reveals our future with artificial intelligence."

(BBC)

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SPORT

Ex-Fifa chief Jeffrey Webb posts luxury goods to secure 10m dollar bond - Article + Video - 20 July 2015
"Former Fifa vice president Jeffrey Webb has put up 11 luxury watches and other items to secure the 10 million dollar (£6.4 million) bond
that provided his release from custody on racketeering and bribery charges."

(belfasttelegraph.co.uk)

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20/07/2015


ALIEN LIFE

Stephen Hawking announces $100 million hunt for alien life - Article + Video - 20 July 2015
"On Monday, famed physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian tycoon Yuri Milner held a news conference in London to announce their new project: injecting $100 million and a whole lot of brain power into the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life, an endeavor they're calling Breakthrough Listen.

(washingtonpost.com)

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DRONE

Flirtey Flies to the USA for Drone Delivery
"Real-time delivery by flying robots. Anytime. Anywhere. We're pioneering an exciting future and we want you to be a part of it.
See page at http://flirtey.com/"

(YouTube)

 

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REFUGEES / MIGRANTS

Desperate migrants try to swim to Britain from France - 20 July 2015
(BBC)

UN Says Four Million Refugees Have Left Syria - Text + Audio - 19 July 2015
"The United Nations reported this month that the number of refugees fleeing conflict in Syria has reached four million.
The UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees says that makes Syria the world’s biggest refugee crisis in a generation.
The UNHCR warns the number of refugees could rise even higher."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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19/07/2015


LETTERS

Addressing A Letter to Two People
(dailywritingtips.com)

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NUCLEAR

A Closer Look at the Iran Nuclear Deal - Text + Audio + Video - 18 July 2015
"The agreement includes a plan for inspections of Iran’s nuclear centers and limits on the machines used to manufacture material
for nuclear weapons. President Obama’s political opponents do not support the deal."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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FOOD

In-Store Training on Healthy Food Choices - Text + Audio + Video - 18 July 2015
"Many poor families buy processed foods because they seem to cost less than fresh vegetables, fruits and whole wheat products.
But a national group, Share Our Strength, is showing families that they can buy healthy foods
for about the same amount of money as manufactured foods."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MUSIC

World Music Composer - with an interactive map
(nms.ac.uk)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

18/07/2015


PRINCE WILLIAM

Prince William begins work with East Anglian Air Ambulance - 13 July 2015
(hellomagazine.com)

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TATTOOS

10 People With Great Tattoos At the 2015 San Diego Comic Con
(neatorama.com)

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AUSTRALIAN

How to speak Australian : Abbreviate Everything
(YouTube)

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ADVICE

Everyday Grammar: You Had Better Learn Modals! - Text + Audio
"Everyday Grammar takes on the challenge of three modal verbs.
When English speakers give advice, they can choose between should, ought to, and had better.
Learn the difference between these words and how to use them to give good advice."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SONG

Nevermind - Leonard Cohen
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"The war was lost
The treaty signed
I was not caught
I crossed the line


I was not caught
Though many tried
I live among you
Well disguised..."

(azlyrics.com)

 

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TRAVEL / SUMMER

Infographic: 10 Travel-inspired idioms
(macmillanenglish.com)

 

Life Skills Summer Quiz: What life skills do you need? - Printable
+ Life Skills Summer Quiz: Complete the quote
(macmillanenglish.com)

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RUGBY

Les termes anglais
(rugbylegende.com)

Lexique Anglais-Français des expressions pratiques de Rugby à XIII
(ffr13.fr)

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Thanks to Barbara Saguet (Ac. Reims)

 


GRAMMAR

Mr. Peabody & Sherman: Perfect Infinitive - a lesson
"This is a beautiful scene with a lovely song, Beautiful Boy, by John Lennon. I used it to practice the perfect infinitive." 

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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ROBOTS

Robot footballers hoping for RoboCup win - VIDEO - 17 July 2015
"A team of robot footballers is training for the RoboCup, an annual football competition for non-humans.
The robots from the University of Hertfordshire came second in the 2014 contest, held in Brazil.
The competition was set up in 1997 to encourage advances in robot intelligence.
Around 500 teams from more than 45 countries will take part in this year's contest, which kicks off in China on 19 July.
BBC technology reporter Jane Wakefield went to see the robots in training."

(BBC)

Welcome to Japan's robot hotel - 16 July 2015
"A new hotel has opened in Japan and it's run almost entirely by robots."

(BBC)

 

 

Killer robots: The soldiers that never sleep - 16 July 2015
"In the city of Daejeon, South Korea, an arms manufacturer has designed and built a gun turret that’s able to identify, track and shoot targets, theoretically without the need for human mediation. Who will teach these robot soldiers the rules of engagement?"

(BBC)

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SUGAR

How much sugar is bad for you ? - VIDEO - 17 July 2015
(BBC)

Scientific experts: Sugar intake 'should be halved' - Article + Video - 17 July 2015
"Nutrition experts say no more than 5% of daily calories should come from added sugar - about seven teaspoons.
Most people consume at least twice this limit."

(BBC)

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PLANETS

In pictures: Journey through the planets
"Nasa's New Horizons mission is sending back the most detailed images of Pluto ever seen.
For more than 70 years, it was one of nine planets recognised in our Solar System, but it is now classed as a dwarf planet.
Here, we take a journey through the planets and Pluto, with images taken by a selection of spacecraft sent out to explore."

(BBC)

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NUCLEAR

Obama: Iran Deal Makes America, World Safer - Text + Audio - 15 July 2015
"The US president says the agreement “cuts off every single path” for Iran to build a nuclear bomb."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MALALA

Malala: Invest in Books, Not Bullets - Text + Audio - 15 July 2015
"The youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, celebrated her 18th birthday on Sunday by opening a girls’ school in a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon. She demanded more attention for the refugees and that world leaders spend money for education instead of arms."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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STORY

The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Text + Audio + Video
"We all want to make ourselves better. Women and men try to be more attractive, smarter, and kinder. This story shows us the danger of trying to improve someone else. Keeping in mind that "no one is perfect," we present a story about a husband who wanted a perfect wife."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Video with the text
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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REFUGEES

The young people sent back to Afghanistan - 17 July 2015
"Many unaccompanied children who have fled Afghanistan and had their asylum claim rejected in the UK are given until they are 18 before being sent back. For the past seven months the BBC has followed some of these young men. They face life in an unfamiliar and dangerous country,
write Chris Rogers and Sue Clayton."

(BBC)

African Refugees, Migrants Face Dangers in Yemen - Text + Audio - 16 July 2015
"The United Nations says at least 1,670 civilians have been killed in Yemen since Saudi Arabia began its bombing campaign at the end of March. Aid agencies say the increase in fighting has worsened the humanitarian situation in the country."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SLAVERY

The history of American slavery
"America's defining institution, as told through the lives of nine enslaved people...
(slate.com)

This Slate Academy includes:

  • A nine-episode podcast series
  • Archival documents, essays, and bonus podcasts
  • Book excerpts highlighting the research of leading scholars of American slavery
  • Online meetups with your teachers and classmates
  • Maybe even a chance for you to reflect on your studies in Slate"

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DRONE

Terrifying video shows home-made drone 'made by a teenager' equipped with a HANDGUN opening fire in the woods
- with VIDEOS - 16 July 2015
(dailymail.co.uk)

  • Footage uploaded online shows drone hovering with semiautomatic pistol
  • Robot can fire at least a shot every three seconds while staying stable
  • Thought to be the work of Austin Haughwout, 18, from Clinton, Connecticut
  • FAA officials have said in the past that any armed drone are illegal

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ANIMATED ENGLISH

Animated English - Cookie Recipe
"In this lesson a TV chef presents a recipe for cookies. You can download the PDF for this lesson here..."

(englishblog.com)

 


Animated English - Changing Money

"In the above lesson a traveller changes some money at a bureau de change. You can download the PDF for this lesson here..."

(englishblog.com)

 


Animated English - The Movies
"In the above lesson a man and a woman discuss what movie they would like to go and see at the weekend. 
You can download the PDF for this lesson here..."

(englishblog.com)

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BRITISH SLANG

Le guide de l’argot British en vidéo, par Anglophenia
(madmoizelle.com)

 

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15/07/2015


ROBOT

Ad of the Day: Neato Robot Vacuum Cleaner
LESSON IDEAS + TRANSCRIPT + Related articles 
(englishblog.com)

 

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NUCLEAR

Historic Iran Nuclear Agreement Reached - Text + Audio - 15 July 2015
"For the United States, the agreement with Iran does not represent an official treaty. So approval by two-third of the Senate is not needed.
But Congress passed, and President Obama signed, a measure giving lawmakers 60 days
to approve or reject an agreement with simple majority votes."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Cartoon: He who sups with the devil should use a long spoon ...
BACKGROUND + COMMENTARY + LANGUAGE NOTES + Related articles 
(englishblog.com)

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SPACE

US Spacecraft Flies by Pluto After Nine-Year Trip - Text + Audio - 15 July 2015
"It took nine years for the New Horizons spacecraft to travel to the edge of our solar system.
The spacecraft flew nearly five billion kilometers to get there.
Scientists will be studying the information is sending back to Earth for years to learn more about Pluto."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CHEMICALS / CANCER

Mixture of Safe Chemicals May Cause Cancer - Text + Audio - 14 July 2015
"When we are told that chemicals are safe to use on our bodies or in and around our homes, we believe they are just that - safe.
Could a mixture of “safe” chemicals cause cancer? A group of scientists was told to answer that question."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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