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JULY 2018

15 - Ice Cream Day

30 - World Day against Trafficking in Persons (+ See Slavery)

31 - World Ranger Day (+ See Poaching)



10/07/2018


UK

Theresa May warned 'up to 100 Tory MPs' will vote down her Brexit deal as she chairs first meeting of new Cabinet - 10 July 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)


Theresa May's Cabinet in July 2017 - with those who have departed since shaded in red.

Theresa May to meet new cabinet after Boris Johnson's Brexit resignation - with pictures and a video - 10 July 2018
"New faces will join prime minister after series of resignations put her tenure in doubt. Follow the latest developments here"

(theguardian.com)

Boris Johnson quits: Profile of ex-foreign secretary - 9 July 2018
"Boris Johnson's resignation as foreign secretary over Theresa May's Brexit policy will delight some Conservatives and dismay others
- but does not come as too great a shock."

+ Boris Johnson quits amid Brexit crisis
+ Brexit plan 'best chance of proper exit'
+ Raab replaces Davis as Brexit secretary
+ Boris Johnson: A history of undiplomacy

(BBC)

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TRUMP / Bret KAVANAUGH

Trump names Brett Kavanaugh as nominee for next supreme court justice - 10 July 2018
"The nomination, if confirmed by the senate, would represent one of the most consequential decisions of Trump’s presidency"
+ Trump announces supreme court nominee – as it happened
+ Trump names Brett Kavanaugh as supreme court nominee – video

(theguardian.com)

Brett Kavanaugh picked for Supreme Court by President Trump - with pictures and a video - 10 July 2018
"US President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, setting the stage for a bruising confirmation battle."

+ Video: Explaining Roe v Wade and abortion in US
+ Meet the Supremes - the nine judges on US top court
+ Why is the US Supreme Court so important?

(BBC)

 

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IMMIGRANT CHILDREN

Judge rejects US government request for long-term detention of immigrant children - 10 July 2018
"Judge says there is ‘no state licensing readily available for facilities that house both adults and children’."

(theguardian.com)

Tornillo, Texas: A Small US Town and a Big Crisis - Text + Audio + Pictures - 7 July 2018
"Tornillo is providing temporary shelter for children who were separated from their families as part of the U.S. government's policy on migrants."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ILLEGAL IVORY

Illegal ivory found on sale in 10 European countries - 10 July 2018
"Europe must increase efforts to investigate and control the ivory trade, say campaigners"

(theguardian.com)

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PLASTIC

Starbucks to ban plastics straws in all stores by 2020 - 9 July 2018
"Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from its stores worldwide by 2020 to reduce environmental plastic pollution, the company says."

+ Video: Warning: Third party content may contain adverts
+ The last (plastic) straw: Which companies banning them?
+ Plastic straw ban proposed in England
+ Are we stuck with plastic straws?
+ Guide: Why is plastic a problem?
+ Seven charts that explain the plastic pollution problem

(BBC)

Starbucks to ditch plastic straws globally by 2020 to help environment - 9 July 2018
- Seattle-based company will use other materials for straws
- Strawless lids to debut in Seattle and Vancouver this fall

(theguardian.com)

Mysterious source of illegal ozone-killing emissions revealed, say investigators - 9 July 2018
"On-the-ground investigation finds use of banned CFC-11 is rife in China’s plastic foam industry"

(theguardian.com)

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THE ROCKET SCIENTISTS

The rocket scientists mixing up a giant firework - with pictures - 9 July 2018
"In a remote corner of tropical South American jungle, French scientists are mixing a ‘cake’ with a difference
– a highly explosive rocket fuel for a new breed of space rockets."

+ The return of a secret British rocket site
+ What will power tomorrow’s spacecraft?
+ Inside Nasa’s giant rocket factory

(BBC)

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EXOSKELETON

Exoskeleton that allows humans to work and play for longer - with pictures - 8 July 2018
"Would you put on an exoskeleton that meant you could run for an entire day without getting tired?"

(BBC)

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Dominic RAAB

Dominic Raab replaces David Davis after Theresa May accused of pursuing 'dangerous' Brexit strategy - latest news - 9 July 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)


Theresa May has replaced David Davis, left, with Dominic Raab, right

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LAKE CLARK NATIONAL PARK

Lake Clark National Park - in Port Alsworth, Alaska
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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07/07/2018

LESSON PLAN

Internet fury at woman who killed giraffe (July 07, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Images of an American trophy hunter posing for a photo next to a black giraffe that she had shot and killed in South Africa have caused outrage online."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Big Game Hunting - Level 4  or  Big Game Hunting - 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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TARIFFS

China Reacts to US Tariffs on Chinese Products - Text + Audio + Pictures - 6 June 2018
"U.S. import taxes on $34 billion of Chinese products went into effect on Friday increasing trade tensions between the two countries.
China has promised to answer with similar trade measures."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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'PECOS BILL'

'Pecos Bill,' An American Folk Tale - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video + Quiz
"Today we tell a traditional American story called a "tall tale." A tall tale is a story about a person who is larger than life. The descriptions in the story are exaggerated
– much greater than in real life. Long ago, the people who settled in undeveloped areas in America first told tall tales."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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VOCABULARY

Markets and Merchants
(dailywritingtips.com)

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SAFEST PLACES IN THE WORLD

Where in the World Do People Feel Safest? - Text + Audio + Pictures - 5 July 2018
"A new study rates the safest and most dangerous places in the world."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ENDANGERED ANIMALS

Animals at Risk from Increased Arctic Shipping - Text + Audio + Pictures - 5 July 2018
"The melting of Arctic ice has created more shipping lanes and threats to the animals that live there."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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NORTH KOREA NUCLEAR DEAL

North Korea nuclear deal: US attitude 'regrettable', says Pyongyang - 7 July 2018
"North Korea has branded the US attitude at the latest talks over its nuclear programme "regrettable" and "extremely troubling"."

+ Video: The hidden messages in Trump-Kim gestures
+ North Korea crisis in 300 words
+ Is North Korea sticking with its nukes?
+ Did the summit rhetoric match reality?
+ The summit's oddest moments

(BBC)

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PLASTIC PACKAGING

What's the real price of getting rid of plastic packaging? - with pictures - 6 July 2018
"How much would it cost to switch to plastic alternatives? Richard Gray crunches the numbers."

(BBC)

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05/07/2018


HARRY POTTER

Isabelle Beaubreuil (Ac. Limoges) :
Voici un travail sur l’univers Harry Potter que j’ai réalisé pour des classes de 6e ou 5e.
Les élèves doivent compléter une fiche A3 en surfant sur le Genially que voici: https://view.genial.ly/5ac895170305a00da1fe15f8/harry-potter-6e5e

La fiche A3 ainsi que d’autres ressources sont disponibles sur ce padlet: https://padlet.com/IsaBeaub/w4b264xrbgyi

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AMERICA / FRANCE / UK

America says France will become its number one ally if Britain does not boost military spending - with pictures and videos - 1 July 2018
"The United States Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Britain’s military prowess is 'at risk of erosion' if funding is not increased
AMERICA has given Britain an ultimatum to boost its defence spending, or risk the death of the Special Relationship."

(thesun.co.uk)

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PLASTIC POLLUTION

Plastic Pollution: How Humans are Turning the World into Plastic
"Modern life would be impossible without plastic – but we have long since lost control over our invention.
Why has plastic turned into a problem and what do we know about its dangers?"

(YouTube)
"A big part of our modern world is only possible due to the development of plastic. However, our reliance on the material is biting us in the butt. What was once a miracle of manufacturing is now filling our landfills, oceans, and our very bodies. Kurzgesagt gives us a history of plastic and a look at the various ways we've backed ourselves into a corner with what we've made."

(Neatorama)

 

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THE FUNNIEST SUPERHEROES

The funniest superheroes
"While superheroes have taken over the biggest movie blockbusters, they still appear in comic books regularly. If you read superhero comics as a kid, but gave them up later, you might be interested in coming back to the fold ...if only they weren't so serious and full of doom and gloom. Here's a tip: they aren't. Comic book writers have been incorporating more and more comedy into their superheroes over the years. Some heroes are known for their comedy, while others are just funny enough to lighten the mood in a dark story. And they go way beyond Deadpool and Spider-Man, to include classic characters  that haven't yet made the big time, new superheroes with a sense of humor, and familiar faces with a funny side you never saw before. They put the "comic" back in comic books! The Daily Dot has a rundown of 13 superheroes with a humorous side, and a guide to begin enjoying them."

(Neatorama)

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NUCLEAR

US Secretary of State Returns to North Korea for Nuclear Talks - Text + Audio + Pictures - 3 July 2018
"U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to North Korea for nuclear walks with officials there.
The move comes as U.S. intelligence officials say North Korea is expanding its banned weapons programs."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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AMERICA'S BIRTHPLACE

America's Birthplace: Independence National Historical Park - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 3 July 2018
"In honor of the America’s Independence Day, we visit the birthplace of the United States: Independence National Historical Park, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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ENDANGERED SPECIES

Red list research finds 26,000 global species under extinction threat - with pictures - 5 July 2018
"IUCN fears planet is entering sixth wave of extinctions with research from Australia revealing more risks to reptiles"

(theguardian.com)

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