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28/06/2014


METRO STATIONS

World’s most beautiful Metro stations - with pictures - 24 June 2014
(BBC)

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ANDROID WEAR WATCHES

Close-up look at Android Wear watch - Video - 26 June 2014
(BBC)



Google reveals first Android Wear watches to go on sale - Article + Video - 25 June 2014
(BBC)

Newsy Video: Google Shows Off Wrist, TV, Auto Tech At I/O Conference
"Google showed off its futuristic new technology in its annual I/O conference for software developers Wednesday.
And perhaps getting the most buzz is its new Android Wear smartwatch software." Full transcript >>

+ Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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ENVIRONMENT

Man destroying his world – by Steve Cutts
"Animation created in Flash and After Effects looking at man's relationship with the natural world."

(YouTube)

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Thanks to Marion Méranger-Galtier (Ac. Orléans-Tours)

 


SAFE ONLINE

Do you work with children and young people?
Keeping children safe online and protecting them from sexual abuse and exploitation
"CEOP's Thinkuknow programme provides a range of free educational resources - films, lesson plans, presentations, practitioner guidance,
games and posters - to professionals working with children and young people...
To access these resources you will need to register on the site."

(thinkuknow.co.uk)

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Thanks to Sylvie Wary (Ac. Reims)

 


SONGS

Friends, a song by Sylvain Kustyan
"This song is an invitation to dreams, sharing and friendship!"

(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"I'm a man, I'm a guy
who just sings along
Looking up to the sky
I get lost in a song
if you're sad don't you cry
I'll take you along
Take the beat, take the rythm man,
Come along, come along, come along..."

(mousepotato.over-blog.com)

 

We love sport, a song by Sylvain Kustyan
"Un hymne pour l'équipe de sport du collège. Avec cette chanson écrite par Sylvain Kustyan,
vous pourrez associer l'enseignement de l'anglais et du sport. Une manière de travailler l'interdisciplinarité. 
This song written by Sylvain Kustyan can be used as a sport anthem for any sports team."

(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"The players are ready for tonight
The players are ready for the fight
And we'll be the best for the fight tonight
And we're gonna win the match tonight
We're the best
We're the fastest
We're the strongest
We're the brightest...

(mousepotato.over-blog.com)

 

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CINEMA

What are the riddles that Gollum asked Bilbo inThe Hobbit? - with answers
(cliffsnotes.com)

Film Glossary
ex.: Bird's eye view. "A shot in which the camera photographs a scene from directly overhead."

(owlnet.rice.edu)

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ROBOTS

Japanese show robot news readers (June 28, 2014) - a lesson plan with audio
"Japanese scientists have created the world's first news-reading robots. They really look and act like human beings."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Japan has unveiled android ‘news readers’ and they’re extremely creepy - 28 June, 2014 
(dailyedge.ie)

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LESSON

Despicable Me 2: Simple Past - a lesson
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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FOOTBALL / SOCCER

Soccer or Football, Is It the Same Game? - Text + audio
"Children all over the world spend countless hours outside kicking around a ball on the ground. Soccer is a game beloved from South America
to Europe, from Africa to Asia. At its simplest, it involves a foot and ball. But in the United States soccer can involve much more than that..."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


Luis Suarez banned but what are football's deadliest sins?
"Fighting and biting are bad but never use an elbow. Headbutting is for cowards. No-one pushes the referee.
And whatever you do, do not spit at an opponent...
BBC Sport - with the help of pundit Steve Claridge, who played for 22 different clubs in a 29-year professional career
- examines just how far you can go before you commit the sport's ultimate sin."

(BBC)

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SEALAND

The world's smallest nation - Sealand
(YouTube)

 

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FOOD and DRINKS

More Soda Leads to Aggressive Behavior in Children - Text + audio
"Many people enjoy a nice, cold soft drink on a hot day. But a new study finds that
drinking too many soft drinks may increase aggressive behavior in children"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


Chocolate: The 'Food of the Gods' - Text + audio
"Also, American scientists study possible health effects of chocolate and Dutch study finds dark chocolate helps protect against heart disease."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Food Revolution Day 
"Get kids excited on Food Revolution Day with our fun, educational downloads. You'll find scavenger hunt, quizzes and easy recipes, plus lots more."

(foodrevolutionday.com)
Thanks to Sylvie Wary (Ac. Reims)

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INVENTORS

Inventors - Games for Kids and videos
(learninggamesforkids.com)

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AD / GIRLS

This Ad Completely Redefines the Phrase “Like a Girl” - a video
(time.com)

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Thanks to Julia Thompson (AC. Montpellier)

 


TOOLS

The ABC of Hand Tools (1945)
"Disney produced training video for GM about proper use of hand tools in 1945."

(YouTube)

 

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DECISIONS

Making the leap
"For a lot of things in life, you never will be ready. The conditions will never be perfect. Other people may have already started.
You may be comfortable where you are, but there may be something better elsewhere. So jump!"

(Neatorama)

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2014 BRAZIL WORLD CUP

2014 Brazil World Cup - Round-up 4 (June 27, 2014) - a lesson plan with audio
"The group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is over and we now know the line-up for the knockout stage."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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26/06/2014


2014 BRAZIL WORLD CUP

2014 Brazil World Cup - Round-up 3 (June 24, 2014) - a lesson plan with audio
"We have reached the stage of the tournament where the final games of the group stage are taking place."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

2014 Brazil World Cup - Round-up 2 (June 20, 2014) - a lesson plan with audio
"The 2014 FIFA World Cup is now in its second week and we have seen the first major shock.
Reigning world champions Spain are out of the tournament."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

2014 Brazil World Cup: Round-up 1 (June 16, 2014) - a lesson plan with audio
"The 2014 FIFA World Cup is well under way and there have been some great games already.
The tournament opened on June the 12th with a ceremony at..."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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INTERNET

250 extra characters added to Internet (June 20, 2014) - a lesson plan with audio
"he organization that looks after the code behind the Internet has included an additional 250 characters in its most recent update."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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LESSON PLANS

Michael Schumacher medical records 'for sale' (June 26, 2014) - a lesson plan with audio
"Shocking as it may seem, someone appears to have stolen the medical records of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher
and is offering them for sale to the highest bidder."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)


The Three Musketeers: Superlatives - a lesson
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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SCIFI

31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From
(io9.com)

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APHORISMS, MOTTOS and SAYINGS

Aphorisms, Mottos and Sayings
"Here are a few more English words that mean “an often-repeated wise saying.”
The dates in parentheses correspond to the earliest citations in the OED."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING

US: Thailand Fails to Fight Human Trafficking - Text + Audio
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BULLYING

The Effects of Bullying Can Last a Lifetime - a video
"Growing evidence suggests that the effects of being bullied do not end with childhood.
The psychological and physical damage, like anxiety and depression, can continue into adulthood."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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