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25/06/2014


NEW YORK

Everyday Life in New York City in the 1890s
"Social reformer and photojournalist Jacob Riis took many pictures of New York City in the 1890s to show how “the other half” lives.
Those pictures are now part of The City Museum, and a selection is online at Vintage Everyday. These pictures show the streets of the city,
the back alleys, tenements, poorhouses, schools, sweatshops, and makeshift livings spaces for the struggling poor of the era..."

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TV

TV's Greatest Catchphrases (Part 2)
(YouTube)

 

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REFUGEES

In pictures: Refugee stories - 20 June 2014
(BBC)

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HOW TO STUDY

How to Study in Six Simple Steps - a slideshow
(dummies.com)

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(Thanks to Gaëlle Lantin)

 


DOGS / EXPRESSIONS

'What a Dog's Life!' - Text + Audio
"Americans love their dogs. And dog lends its name to many expressions like "every dog has his day,"
"dog-eat-dog," "teach an old dog new trick" and many more."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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23/06/2014


PRESENT / BANKER

BANKER'S WIFE'S BLUES.wmv
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Sophie Rodriguez-Lehoux (Ac. Bordeaux)

 


MOTHERS and CHILDREN

A new perspective for moms - a lesson
"This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Steven Furtick and the theme of mothers and children.
Students speak about mothers and children, watch a short film and use adjectives and expressions to describe character."

Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Time: 90 minutes

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POVERTY

Poverty Is More Than Just Lack of Money - Text + audio
"Poverty also means not having enough food, education, healthcare and shelter."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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IMMIGRATION

Immigrants Told: 'This Land is Your Land, Too' - Text + audio
"Officials tell immigrants to the United States that they are welcome."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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FOOD

Fun Infographic: “20 Movie Snacks Around the World Infographic”
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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22/06/2014


CINEMA

5 FREE ESL Little Miss Sunshine worksheets
(en.islcollective.com)

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IMMIGRATION

US Immigration: Why did they move to America?
"Here are a series of activities I have done in class with lower-intermediate students, as part of a unit on US immigration."

(absolutenglish.org)

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21/06/2014


MUSEUMS

29 Weird Museums - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep.210)
(YouTube)

 

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CINEMA

The 25 Best Rock Movies Ever Made
(flavorwire.com)

Movie Monster Showdown!
(YouTube)

 

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NEW PAGES on RESCOL 2

INTERNET



CONTENTS :

Activities to print Interactive activities Safety on the web
Archives History Smartphone apps for educators
Cartoons Interactive games Songs
Cinema Lesson plans Stories
Facts Listening Use in the classroom
Games to print Museum Videos
Guide Piracy Vocabulary
Infographics Privacy on the web Webquests


RELATED PAGES :

Abbreviations Online dating
Addiction(s) Online shopping
Computers Smileys
Create SMS
Downloading music News for teens
ICT Phones
JOBS Steve Social networks
Mail  

 

16/06/2014


TROOPING THE COLOUR

Queen - Trooping the Colour 60 Years
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Josiane BEHENGARAY (Ac. Rouen)

 

15/06/2014


NUMBERS

Numbers Part 2 - Text + Audio
"Expressions using numbers"
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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'WEST SIDE STORY'

West Side Story Teacher Resources - "Find West Side Story educational ideas and activities"
(lessonplanet.com)

West Side Story 'America' - Worksheet on the famous song 'America'
(en.islcollective.com)

Song - 'America' from 'West Side Story' - Activities to print
(random-idea-english.blogspot.fr)

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Thanks to Sophie Morin (Ac. Orléans-Tours)

 


TATTOO

Dermablend Professional- Tattoo Cover Up Makeup: Go Beyond The Cover
(YouTube)

"Rico the Zombie (Rick Genest) is the world’s most tattoed man, and he chose to make himself look more "interesting" by covering his body in tattoos, but there are bound to be moments in Mr. Zombie’s life when he wishes he could cover up his ink.
Enter Dermablend Professional- a company that produces a cover up makeup so powerful it makes Rico the Zombie look like Rico the Smith
- ordinary tattooless citizen of the world…albeit with a few more facial piercings.
This video from a few years back shows the power of their product, and is truly the most effective advertising I've ever seen for a cover up makeup!"

(Neatorama)

 

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ELEPHANTS

Gentle Giants The Lives of Captive Elephants New Trailer
(YouTube)
"Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai province, Northern Thailand is an elephant sanctuary and rescue center.
Located in an idyllic, rural setting in a natural valley bordered by a river, the park is a welcome refuge for elephants in distress from all over Thailand."

(Neatorama)

 

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A new page added to the pages about the CINEMA on RESCOL 2

SPECIAL EFFECTS

 

14/06/2014


NEW PAGES on RESCOL 2

BULLYING



Activities to print Lesson plans RELATED PAGES :
Cartoons Listening  
Cinema Poems Depression
Conversation questions Posters School
Cyberbullying Pictures Suicide
Debates Songs Violence
Games to print Videos  
Information Stories  
Interactive activities Vocabulary  
Interactive games Webquests  

 

13/06/2014


FATHER'S DAY

Cartoon: World Cup Father's Day Present
"In this cartoon by Paul Thomas from the Daily Express, a man is sitting in an armchair watching the World Cup on a giant TV screen.
He tells his wife, "The TV was an early Father's Day present to myself!"

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(englishblog.com)

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EXOSKELETON

Exoskeleton helps paralysed patients to walk again - 13 June 2014 - a video
"A cutting-edge exoskeleton designed by a Brazilian neuroscientist has been featured as part of the 2014 Fifa World Cup opening ceremony."

(BBC)

 

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MONEY

The next billionaires in numbers - Article + Videos
"The extremely wealthy are growing in numbers and entire industries are being created to cater to their desires
but where are the individuals who are amassing vast fortunes based and what do we know about them?"

+ Related articles :
The first 'hip-hop billionaire'?

The billionaires behind WhatsApp
Starting from scratch
Rich list 'wealthier than ever'
Bill Gates is world's richest person

(BBC)

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DIAPORAMA SONORE

Narrable. Créer un diaporama sonore en ligne
(allweb2.com)

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Thanks to Isabelle Destat (Ac. Versailles)

 


CINRMA / LOBBYING / SMOKING

Thank You for Smoking 
"is a 2005 comedy-drama film written and directed by Jason Reitman and starring Aaron Eckhart,
based on the 1994 satirical novel of the same name by Christopher Buckley.
It follows the efforts of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who lobbies on behalf of cigarettes
using heavy spin tactics while also trying to remain a role model for his 12-year-old son. 
Maria Bello
Adam BrodySam ElliottKatie HolmesRob LoweWilliam H. Macy, and Robert Duvall appear in supporting roles."

(Wikipedia)




Thank You for Smoking script (learning.hccs.edu)

SERMON ILLUSTRATION - "Thank You For Smoking": Father Teaches Son About Moral Flexibility (preachingtoday.com)
"To access this sermon illustration, you must register for free."

Thank You for Smoking: If only lobbyists had it so good (bloggasm.com)

Eye Into the World of Lobbyists, Think Tanks - TEXT + AUDIO (learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Thanks to Philippe GARNIER (Ac. Besançon)

 

12/06/2014


CHIPS

Chips with everything
"Watch the slideshow and play the game (Rags to Riches)"
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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FOOTBALL and THE FOOTBALL CUP

Football and the world cup par Élisabeth PRÉVOST-KABORÉ (Ac. Dijon)
Des ressources sur le foot et la coupe du monde qui seront complétées tout au long de la coupe :

  • Football rules and vocabulary
  • Worksheets
  • Online activities
  • Songs
  • GamesEnglish, maths and football
  • Videos

Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-ferrrand)

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Football and motivation
- a lesson
"Our monthly lesson for June focuses on the Fifa World Cup in Brazil and uses activities from the British Council's Premier Skills English website
to look at the theme of motivation. Motivation is an essential part of learning a skill. This lesson combines traditional approaches
to motivation with the role of a self-concept in motivation."

(teachingenglish.org.uk)




Jennifer Lopez won't sing World Cup song (June 12, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"American singer Jennifer Lopez was supposed to perform the official song at the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Brazil."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)


World Cup Crossword
"The 2014 World Cup gets under way in Brazil today, so to mark the occasion here's a crossword on the theme of football.
Click here to download a PDF version (with solution), and here for an alternative interactive web version
(if the one below doesn't work on your computer or tablet)."

(englishblog.com)

Soccer/Football Vocabulary Worksheet 
(english-to-go.com)

Cartoon: World Cup Protests : BACKGROUND + COMMENTARY + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

Brazuca - The Official Match Ball of the 2014 FIFA World Cup
(adidas.com)



Brazil World Cup 2014: Clashes at Sao Paulo protest
- ARTICLE + VIDEO
"Police in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo have used tear gas to break up a protest against the football World Cup, hours before the opening match."

(BBC)


BREAKING NEWS - Brazil police clash with protesters in Sao Paulo

(YouTube)

 

2014 FIFA WORLD CUP - Special report + Videos
(BBC)

Paraplegic in robotic suit set to kick off World Cup - 12 June 2014
(BBC)

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BEARS

Animals Asia - End Bear Farming 
+ More videos about Animals Asia
(YouTube)

"In China and Vietnam, more than 10,000 bears are suffering a horrible existence in establishments known as bile farms.
These places regularly — and painfully — extract bile from the animals, which is used as an ingredient in traditional medicinal mixtures.
The bile extraction causes severe infections in the bears, who are often kept in cages so small they are unable to turn around or stand.
Many are caged as cubs, never knowing a life other than in these cruel circumstances, which persist despite effective medicinal alternatives...."

(Neatorama)

contains images which some people may find unsettling

 

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PHONEMIC CHART

Phonemic chart - with AUDIO
"This is the new British Council phonemic chart. Help your students hear the sounds of English by clicking on the symbols below.
Click on the top right hand corner of each symbol to hear sample words including the sounds."

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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Thanks to Florence Gonguet-Rey (Ac. Grenoble)

 

11/06/2014


INDEPENDENCE DAY


4 worksheets created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens) :

British English vs American English
British vs American spelling
Independence Day Quiz
US states and capitals

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SUMMER VACATION

Kids English Lessons Summer Vacation L6.3
(YouTube)

 


Fun English Lesson 17 - Vacation
"Learn to talk about your vacation plans in English using "going to".
You will learn some useful expressions for talking about your plans and getting ready for a trip,
as well as the correct grammar for talking about the future using "going to" in various sentences."

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Summertime - Online Quizzes and Games
(esolcourses.com)

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BRITISHNESS

Let's not make a fuss: 10 things that sum up Britishness
(theguardian.com)

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FOOTBALL

 100 Essential Football Words - list
(kieran-mcgovern.squarespace.com)

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MARATHON

Barkley 100 - 22'32
"This documentary tells the story of one of the world’s most difficult and bizarre sporting events: The Barkley Marathons.
This 100-mile footrace and its 60-hour time limit force athletes to run, crawl and climb an elevation gain equivalent to two treks up Mt. Everest.
In nearly thirty years, only fourteen runners, out of over one thousand participants, have finished The Barkley."

(vimeo.com)

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SCHOOL

Parents punished if kids late to school (June 10, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Parents in the U.K. face being punished if their children are continually late for school in a new crackdown by the education secretary."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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CINEMA

The Activist (2014)
"A political thriller during the Wounded Knee insurrection in 1973. Two activist are arrested and maintain in custody in a sheriff's office.
They will meet a Nixon advisor, a lawyer, a senator and a movie star who is also an activist. Feb 2013 will be the 40Th anniversary of the insurrection..."

(imdb.com)


Official site
(theactivistfilm.com)

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Theo’s Story - a lesson plan
"This EFL lesson plan is based on Theo’s Story, a beautiful short film about a visually impaired ten-year old boy,
by director David Barnes who has created a series of portraits that tell the story of different children with a range of disabilities. 
Students predict the content of a short film, talk about visual impairment, use adjectives to describe character
and empathise with a person and write about a day in their life."

Time: 60 minutes
(film-english.com)

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SOCIAL MEDIA

The seven digital deadly sins – interactive
" It has been 25 years since the invention of the world wide web and more than 2 billion people are now connected. How does this information revolution affect us personally, socially and morally? Jon Ronson, Bill Bailey, Billy Bragg, Josie Long and others reveal their sinful online behaviour. Find out what pride, lust, greed, gluttony, envy, wrath and sloth mean in the digital world – and cast judgment on the guilty. Will you absolve or condemn them?"

+ Seven digital deadly sins - a video
(theguardian.com)

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Thanks to Fabienne Robin (Ac. Bordeaux)

 


E-CIGARETTES

E-Cigarettes Cause a Rise in Calls to US Poison Centers - a video
"US Poison Control Centers have seen a large increase in calls about e-cigarette poisoning, mostly of children."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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PHRASAL VERBS

English Phrasal Verb A-Z
(usingenglish.com)

English Phrasal Verbs
Alphabetical lists of English phrasal verbs with meaning and examples.

(learn-english-today.com)

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Thanks to Laure Peskine

 


PROJETS POUR LES PORTES OUVERTES

Les projets pour les portes ouvertes par Marie-Claire Renard (Belgique) :

OLIVER TWIST
Mise en scène d'une petite pièce de théâtre par les élèves de 3e et 4e R - anglais L2
"A l'attention des professeurs d'anglais qui voudraient se lancer dans la même aventure :
Tous les outils nécessaires à la réalisation de ce projet (script de la pièce, power point, fichiers son, vocabulaire, feuilles d'exercices, posters décoratifs ...) se trouvent à votre disposition au bas de cette page : profitez-en !  Vous pouvez les enregistrer et les modifier à votre guise !"

D'autre projets à découvrir :
par exemple :

- 2012-2013 : Foire aux curiosités
- 2010-2011 : Learn English Through So
ngs (Ce projet a obtenu le Label Européen des Langues)
- 2009-2010 : New York
- 2008-2009 : Arcimboldo
- 2007-2008 : Paper Models
- 2006- 2007 : Elephant Man
- 2003-2004 : Charlie's Angels


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