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15/06/2015


MAGNA CARTA

Magna Carta: Queen attends 800th anniversary ceremony - VIDEO - 15 June 2015
"The Queen attended a service on Monday to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.
The historic charter sealed by King John placed limits on the power of the monarchy
and introduced some of the rights that modern democracies enjoy today.
Nicholas Witchell reports from Runnymede."

(BBC)

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US ELECTIONS - 2016

Republican Jeb Bush enters race for the White House - VIDEO - 15 June 2015
"The former Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, will officially launch his bid to become President of the United States on Monday."

(BBC)

Jeb Bush: I'm ready to lead the US - VIDEO - 15 June 2015
(BBC)

Hillary Clinton kicks off 2016 campaign in New York - VIDEO - 13 June 2015
"Hillary Clinton has given the first major speech of her 2016 presidential bid, starting what could be a 17-month campaign.
The former first lady and secretary of state addressed a rally at New York City's Roosevelt Island,
speaking of revitalising the American economy and stopping secret money from big corporations distorting elections.
Jon Sopel reports."

+ Hillary Clinton vows to champion 'everyday Americans' - VIDEO - 13 June 2015
(BBC)

'Socialist' Bernie Sanders announces White House run - VIDEO - 30 April 2015
"Bernie Sanders, a US senator from Vermont who identifies as a socialist, has announced
he is seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidency."

(BBC)

US 2016: Meet the possible candidates - 4 June 2015
(BBC)

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MIGRANTS

Migrant bodies found in Niger after Sahara sandstorm - 15 June 2015
"The bodies of 18 migrants, mainly West Africans who were trying to reach Europe, have been found in the Sahara desert in Niger,
the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says...
The IOM estimates that about 100,000 people are expected to make the same journey across the Sahara this year.
The migrants came from different countries."

(BBC)

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LES PROJETS (pour les portes ouvertes etc.)  :
par Marie-Claire Renard (Belgique)

2014-2015 : Van Gogh in 3D 
Création d'une exposition par les élèves de 3e R anglais L1 et L2.
"A l'attention des professeurs d'anglais : une présentation plus technique du projet se trouve au bas de la page. 
Vous trouverez également en pièces jointes toute une série de fichiers qui pourraient vous intéresser." 


2014-2015 : Once Upon A Time
Mise en scène par les élèves de 3e R anglais L2 d'une petite pièce de théâtre pour le MULTI(L)DINGUES FESTIVAL 2015

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NEW YORK

New York Music Mix
Created by Marion Astrou (Ac. Montpellier)
"music mix sur les principaux monuments, lieux et boroughs."

New York Mix.wav
New York Mix Correction.pdf
New York Mix Help - dys.pdf
New York Mix Help.pdf
New York Mix.pdf


New York's view from the top. Learn: hemisphere, flashes by, inevitably, trauma, landmark
For vocabulary and exercises: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/witn/ep-150527
(YouTube)

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GRAMMAR

Just Go with It: Whose - Adjective Clauses - a lesson
"I truly like this scene. Nicole Kidman has a funny part and Jennifer Aniston does a great job in this attractive scene. My students loved it."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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DIGITAL TOOLS

10 Digital Tools Every Teacher Should Learn How to Use Over the Summer
"Each of these tools can help you in some way in the classroom, whether it’s just getting organized
or making assessments easier and data more relevant."

(pikemalltech.com)

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TROOPING THE COLOUR

Trooping The Colour ceremony, in pictures (2015)
"Trooping the Colour at Horse Guards Parade is Queen Elizabeth II's annual birthday ceremony and dates back to the time of Charles II
in the 17th Century when the Colours of a regiment were used as a rallying point in battle.
"
(telegraph.co.uk)

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LITERATURE

30 great opening lines in literature - with PICTURES
(telegraph.co.uk)

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

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THE EDITOR

The Editor
"Nobody knows what we do... so, a homage to every editor out there in those dark rooms creating art with moving images."

(vimeo.com)
"Video editors have one of the most misunderstood and underappreciated jobs in the entertainment industry, and the fact that most people
are unaware of how important their work is to the look of a feature film leaves editors feeling like faceless nobodies.
So let’s change all that by revealing what a video editor actually does with an eye pleasing animated video by Dave Penn for Inside The Edit."

(Neatorama)

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MEDICAL CONDITIONS

31 Strange Medical Conditions - Summer Bummer Series pt. 1 - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep.13)
"John Green talks about medical conditions that are so weird, you’d think he was making them up.
No, they are real, but most are rare or relatively inconsequential.
This is the first of a three-part video series called “Summer Bummers,” which should make you feel lucky to be in as good a shape as you are.
If they go a little fast for you, you can find a transcript at mental_floss."

(YouTube)

 

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14/06/2015


CINEMA

San Andreas
"is a 2015 American 3D epic disaster film directed by Brad Peyton.
The screenplay was written by Carlton Cuse, with Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore receiving a story credit.
The film stars ensemble cast such as: Dwayne Johnson ..."

(Wikipedia)

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VOCABULARY VIDEOS

Vocabulary Videos Examples:
Culpable
Infamous
Haughty
Mollify
Discreet
Imperial

(bgteacher.blogspot.fr)

 

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IDIOMS / EXPRESSIONS

Let the sun shine in - Text + Audio - 13 June 2015
"We wouldn't last long without our sun. So, it's only natural that we have many expressions that use the word "sun."
And many songs are about the sun. Read to learn a couple."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

English in a Minute: Ring a Bell - VIDEO - 13 June 2015
"Does this expression "ring a bell" for you? Learn how to use this American English expression,
and find out where it came from, in this episode of EIM."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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DRONES

Drones Help Rangers Fight Poachers - Text + Audio - 13 June 2015
"Conservationists are struggling to stop people who illegally hunt or catch animals, such as rhinos and elephants.
They are now using DNA identification and drones to follow animals in the wild and help protect them from poachers."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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PRISON

Men Escape American High Security Prison - Text + Audio - 12 June 2015
"David Sweat and Richard Matt are convicted murderers.
They cut through thick walls and crawled through sewers to escape from a prison in New York.
But their success is rare in the U.S. prison population and almost non-existent at maximum security facilities.
Police say the men had help from inside."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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IRAQ

Is It Enough to Send More US Troops to Iraq? - Text + Audio - 12 June 2015
"The U.S. is sending 450 more troops to Iraq. They will train and advise Iraqi forces in their fight against the Islamic State militants.
The Americans also will work with Sunni Muslim tribesmen. Several experts question whether that will be enough to defeat the militant group."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TOILETS

10 Cool Public Toilets Around the World Worth Seeing
(whenonearth.net)

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13/06/2015


Christopher LEE

Obituary: Sir Christopher Lee + Photos + Video - 11 June 2015
"Despite playing an astonishing variety of roles, Sir Christopher Lee was never quite able to escape the legacy of Count Dracula."

+ Sir Christopher Lee dies, aged 93
+ In pictures: Star's film career
+ Live: Reaction and tributes

(BBC)

Christopher Lee dies at 93 - 12 June 2015
(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

 

Remember Christopher Lee’s Life With This Compilation Of His Movie Deaths
(uproxx.com)

 

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POLICE DOGS

Police Dogs In China Waiting For Food Are Better In Lines Than Most People
(boredpanda.com)

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FEAR

Hey, What Are You Afraid Of?
"The Dalai Lama is afraid of caterpillars...
Queen Elizabeth I was afraid of roses...
Justin Timberlake: snakes, spiders, sharks..."

(neatorama.com)

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STORY

The Ambitious Guest by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Text + Audio + Video
"A stranger comes to share a warm fire with a family on a cold night in the mountains. They talk about what is most important to them.
Then part of the mountain starts to fall. Rocks and earth fall near the little house. What will become of the family and their visitor?"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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

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YOUTH

Nearly 1 in 6 Latino Youths "Disconnected" From Work, School: Report - 10 June 2015
"There are 5.5 million disconnected youth in America today."
(nbcnews.com)

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ROBOTS

Robot Security Could Help Cut Crime - Text + Audio + Video - 11 June 2015
"Shopping centers, stadiums and universities may soon have a new tool to help fight crime.
A California company called Knightscope says its robots can predict and prevent crime.
Knightscope says the goal is to reduce crime by half in the areas where the robots patrol."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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AIRPORTS

Top Inspector 'Concerned' about US Air Safety - Text + Audio - 11 June 2015
"Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth told members of Congress he is “deeply concerned” about failures in security.
His comments follow reports that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration failed to identify 73 workers
with links to terrorism and, separately, other simulated threats."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

12 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Airports
"Over the years, airports have evolved from bare-bones transportation hubs for select travelers to bustling retail centers for millions.
They’re being designed to both complement and influence human behavior.
Everything from the architecture and lighting to the trinkets on sale in the gift shops is strategic.
Here are a few tricks airports use to help travelers relax, get to their gates safely and on time, and hopefully spend some money along the way."

(mentalfloss.com)

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TELEPHONE

Mobile phones in class lower test scores (12 June 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"There is bad news for students who like to use their mobile phones while they study.
New research shows that students do not learn very well."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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DEBATERS

Successful Debaters Find Career and Life Rewards - VIDEO - 10 June 2015
"Our series on successful debate continues with a look at the benefits of developing debate skills.
Students learn more about Western culture and critical thinking."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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HOMELESS

Changing Lives One Cup of Coffee at a Time - Text + Audio + Video - 10 June 2015
"Denver, Colorado is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. It also has one of the biggest populations of homeless young people.
A Denver coffee shop is seeking to resolve the problem. The Purple Door Coffee Shop employs and trains homeless people,
giving them a second chance."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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IRAQ

More US Forces Heading to Iraq - Text + Audio - 10 June 2015
"The Obama administration said the troops will train Iraqi soldiers and will not take part in fighting..."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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DRONES

Chinese Officials Use Drone to Stop Cheating on Exam - Text + Audio - 10 June 2015
"In an effort to stop cheating, administrators in China took an unusual step. They used a drone, or small aircraft without a pilot.
The drone flew over two testing centers in Luoyang City in central China's Henan province.
The drone was looking for unusual signals being sent to wireless devices."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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11/06/2015


ART / THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY

The Man Behind the Art of the Black Panther Party
(theatlantic.com)

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Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille) 

 


VIDEOS

NEWS in LEVELS
"We write news for students of English. We help students to learn and understand English.
Easy English news can help everybody who wants to understand better.
Now we prepare short news articles every working day. Everybody can use them.
All students can use them. All teachers can use them.
We believe that these articles will help you have better English and understand more...
We have a special method for choosing easy words and grammar for Level 1 and Level 2...
If you practise every day, one day you can understand news in Level 3. Level 3 is fast English news from native speakers..."

(newsinlevels.com)

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Thanks to Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen)

 


INTERACTIVE EXERCISES

Voici de nouveaux exercices interactifs pour travailler le vocabulaire de la description physique et des vêtements:

Physical Description - Hair / Eyes / Face: http://chagall-col.spip.ac-rouen.fr/spip.php?article935
Physical Description - Particular Features / Height / Figure: http://chagall-col.spip.ac-rouen.fr/spip.php?article936
Clothes: http://chagall-col.spip.ac-rouen.fr/spip.php?article937
Shoes and Accessories: http://chagall-col.spip.ac-rouen.fr/spip.php?article938

Créés par Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen)

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TROOPING THE COLOUR

Dictation - Trooping the Colour - with .mp3 files
(learnenglish.de)
Thanks to Julie Cartal (Ac. Versailles)

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HEALTH

Sitting may be dangerous for your health - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"If you spend most of your days sitting at school, work, at a computer or stretched out on a couch at home,
you may be taking up to two years off your life."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Fighting Obesity Is a Long-Term, Complex Problem - Text + Audio - 9 June 2015
"How people become obese, or extremely overweight, is a complex issue.
It involves of course, diet and biology but also psychology, food marketing and even politics.
A recent conference on obesity discussed all these issues."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Most African Children with AIDS Have No Access to Medical Care - Text + Audio - 9 June 2015
"A UN official said that more than 90 percent of the 3 million children infected with AIDS live in sub-Saharan.
Patients living with AIDS in sub-Sarahan Africa often do not have access to medical treatment.
Twenty-five million people with AIDS live in sub-Saharan Africa."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Satellites Study Weather Conditions and Help Predict Disease - VIDEO - 9 June 2015
"The disease meningitis is a health threat every year to 21 African countries.
Now, scientists say they can predict meningitis and other diseases with the help of satellites orbiting the Earth."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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AMERICANS

How do you distinguish Americans?
"This video contains the stereotypes toward America and doesn't necessarily reflect the views of the interviewees or interviewer."

(YouTube)

 

 

Top 10 Unusual Statistics About Life in Modern America
(YouTube)

 

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LANGUAGES

The World’s Most-Spoken Languages In A Single Infographic
"This fascinating infographic elegantly breaks down the world’s most popular languages and the countries in which they are spoken.
Specifically, the circle represents the 4.1 billion people around the world who speak one of 23 of the world’s most-spoken languages
as their native tongue – the numbers of people speaking an actual language in any given country may actually be higher.
It was created for the South China Morning Post by Alberto Lucas Lopez, an infographic journalist.
Be sure to view the full-sized version to get all the details!"

(boredpanda.com)

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REFUGEES

What happens to migrants rescued from the Mediterranean? - VIDEO - 11 June 2015
"More than a 1,800 people have drowned in the Mediterranean this year,
as migrants in overcrowded boats try to make the journey to mainland Europe.
The Italian coastguard and navy ships have rescued hundreds of people over the past few days.
The BBC's Clive Myrie reports from a port in Sicily where some of them have been brought to shore."

(BBC)

Important New Resources On The Plight Of Refugees
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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MURALS

Monzter: Artist Hides Monster Murals Inside Abandoned Buildings In Berlin
"Berlin artist Kim Kwacz a.k.a Kim Köster presents his new work “Monzter”...
“Monzter“ is a picture book for the iPad. It is Kim’s first work focusing on children.
He created the numerous pieces in abandoned factory buildings outside of Berlin."

(boredpanda.com)

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09/06/2015


SONG

Muse - Reapers [Official Lyric Video]
Muse's new album, DRONES
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"Home, it's becoming a killing field
There's a crosshair locked on my heart
With no recourse, and there's no one behind the wheel
Hellfire you're wiping me out
Killed by
Drones!"

(azlyrics.com)
"En douze titres, le nouvel album du trio, Drones, retrace l’aliénation d’un soldat contraint à tuer
qui finit par retrouver un semblant d’humanité et par se révolter pour retrouver sa liberté."

(20 minutes.fr)

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TRAIN STATIONS

10 of the Most Beautiful Train Stations Around the World
(whenonearth.net)

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SMOKING

Wales to introduce e-cigarette ban - 9 June 2015
"Electronic cigarettes are to be banned in enclosed public spaces and workplaces
as part of a raft of radical health plans announced by the Welsh government..."

(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

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STUDENTS

Students 'cannot multi-task with mobiles and study' - 9 June 2015
(BBC)


"Students are often "physically present, yet mentally preoccupied" by their mobiles, the study says."

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MIGRANTS

Hundreds of migrants crammed in wooden fishing vessel - VIDEO - 8 June 2015
(BBC)

Inside Sicily's 'Hotel Sudan' for Med migrants - VIDEO - 8 June 2015
(BBC)

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ANIMALS

Idea to Reduce Wildlife Trafficking Can Win $500,000 - Text + Audio - 9 June 2015
"The U.S. government will give as much as $500,000 for a new science and technology solution that helps stop poaching and trade
in protected animals. Most individuals and organizations can apply. Submit your idea at wildlifecrimetech.org by June 30."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ROBOTS

Damaged Robots Learn to Make Changes to Keep Working - Text + Audio - 9 June 2015
"When a dog loses a leg, the animal eventually figures out the best way to get around on three legs.
In a short time, the dog learns deal with its physical disability. Now, scientists have developed robots that behave in much the same way.
They learn to find a way to deal with the damage."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BEES

Widely-Used Insecticide Is Damaging Wild Bee Populations - VIDEO - 8 June 2015
"The ability of the bees to pollinate crops and help ecosystems survive is threatened.
Environmentalists blame the insecticide for the decline of wild bees in the United States and Europe."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CANADA

Indigenous Canadians - Truth and consequences - 6 June 2015
Making amends for “cultural genocide”

(economist.com)

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Thanks to Sophie Bonfils (Ac. Lyon)

 


CINEMA

Four Resources for Teaching Divergent
(practitioner.teengagement.com)

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Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)