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23/06/2015


HOLIDAYS

Cartoon: Greek Debt Crisis
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION + LANGUAGE+ Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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Guid Nychburris

Dumfries (i/dʌmˈfrs/ dum-freess; possibly from Scottish GaelicDùn Phris)
"is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland. It is near the mouth of the River Nithinto the Solway Firth. Dumfries was a civil parish and became the county town of the former county of Dumfriesshire.[3] Dumfries is nicknamed Queen of the South.[4] People from Dumfries are known colloquially asDoonhamers...
Guid Nychburris (Middle Scots, meaning Good Neighbours) is the main festival of the year,
a ceremony which is largely based on the theme of a positive community spirit.
The ceremony on Guid Nychburris Day, follows a route and sequence of events laid down in the mists of time. Formal proceedings start at 7.30 am with the gathering of up to 250 horses waiting for the courier to arrive and announce that the Pursuivant is on his way, and at 8.00 am leave the Midsteeple and ride out to meet the Pursuivant. They then proceed to Ride the Marches and Stob and Nog (mark the boundary with posts and flags) before returning to the Midsteeple at 12.15 pm to meet the Provost and then the Charter is proclaimed to the towns people of Dumfries.
This is then followed by the crowning of the Queen of the South."

(Wikipedia)

In pictures: Guid Nychburris celebrations in Dumfries
(BBC)

 

Everybody needs Guid Nychburris - 13 June 2007
"My childhood memory of Dumfries' Guid Nychburris celebrations is of scrambling around the street for sweeties flung from the vehicle parade..."

(news.bbc.co.uk)


Queen of the South

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MIGRANTS

Migrants jump on lorries at Calais as port workers strike - VIDEO - 23 June 2015
"Many people in Calais who are attempting to enter the UK illegally are jumping on lorries, which are stuck in queues due to a port workers strike.
Ships are not being allowed to leave or enter the port, because of the dispute.
Eurotunnel has said the number of migrants in the area is the highest it has ever seen.
Richard Galpin reports."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis as refugee camps in Calais grow - VIDEO - 10 June 2015
(BBC)

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MONSTERS

Our deep need for monsters that lurk in the dark - Article + Photos + Video - 23 June 2015
"Sea monsters are the stuff of legend - lurking not just in the depths of the oceans, but also the darker corners of our minds.
What is it that draws us to these creatures, asks Mary Colwell."

(BBC)

"One Norse legend talks of the Kraken, a deep sea creature that was the curse of fishermen."

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HEALTH

Skinny jeans given health warning - 23 June 2015
"Skinny jeans can seriously damage muscles and nerves, doctors have said."

+ Who, What, Why: Are skinny jeans bad for your health?
(BBC)

Mosquito-Borne Viruses Spread Across the World - Text + Audio - 22 June 2015
"There is a mutated virus free to travel the world. And it has a travel buddy. One is deadly. One is just extremely painful.
Find which viruses they are and if they are in your part of the world. You’ll also learn a great word: stow-away.
Read the article to find out what it means and how to use it."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

"In Nicaragua, a woman moves her children out of the way as a health ministry worker sprays chemicals
to kill the mosquitoes that carry dengue and chikungunya fever, October 2014." 

 

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
"is a viral respiratory illness that is new to humans.
It was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and has since spread to several other countries, including the United States.
Most people infected with MERS-CoV developed severe acute respiratory illness, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
Many of them have died."

(cdc.gov)

How South Korea Is Fighting MERS - Text - 22 June 2015
+  South Korea Reports 16th Death from MERS - Text + Audio Audio - 15 June 2015
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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GUNS

Once Again, Americans Debate Gun Violence - Text + Audio + Video - 22 June 2015
"After a deadly shooting at a church in South Carolina last week, U.S. politicians are again debating how to deal with gun laws and gun violence. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that more than 11,000 people died
and 84,000 people suffered injuries from gun violence in 2013."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Americans should see this John Oliver segment on how Australia dealt with its gun problem
"Mass shootings are still uniquely horrifying events that can catalyze support for gun control measures that cut down on other deaths, as well.
That was what happened in Australia, as John Oliver recounted in a three-part Daily Show series from 2013..."

(vox.com)

 


"Following the Senate's defeat of the Manchin-Toomey amendment,
John Oliver tests the theory that government-mandated gun control doesn't work."

 

 

"John Oliver vows that never again will a political career end
in a senseless act of meaningful legislation." 

 

 

"John Oliver learns that it's pointless for America to study the Australian gun control experience because the situations are just too similar."

 

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Thanks to Fabienne Gosselin (Ac. Amiens)

 


DOGS

Chinese Woman Travels 1,500 Miles And Pays $1,100 To Save 100 Dogs From Chinese Dog-Eating Festival - with PHOTOS
- 22 June 2015
"This is Yang Xiaoyun, a 65-year-old retired teacher who wants to stop dog slaughter in China...
She runs a shelter called ‘Common Home,’ which is home to more than 1,000 dogs..."

(boredpanda.com)

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VOCABULARY

10 Fleshy Words
"Latin words meaning flesh and fleshly (carniscarnalis), have given English several words,
some of which refer to human flesh and some to the flesh of animals."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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22/06/2015


POEMS

The Laughing Heart - Charles Bukowski - A Short Film
"The animation is based on 'The Laughing Heart' written by Charles Bukowski and spoken by Tom Waits."

(YouTube)
"Four of everyman author/poet Charles Bukowski's typically coarse and captivating poems are adapted to animated short form in this collection. The piece above, "Laughing Heart" read by Tom Waits, is profound. This is a message about finding light in life from someone who was well acquainted with its dark pitfalls and was often challenged in doing so. Contains NSFW language."

(Neatorama)

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FATHER'S DAY

Father's Days: the animated memoir of a first-time dad
"Watch Telegraph cartoonist Bob's account of first-time fatherhood and the unexpected journey it took him on."

(YouTube)

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LESSONS

Sidewalk
"This EFL lesson is designed around a beautifully animated short film written, directed and illustrated by artist Celia Bullwinkel titled Sidewalk that portrays a woman’s journey through the passage of time. In the lesson talk about the various stages of life and how we change physically and emotionally, watch a short film and describe how a woman changes through the course of her life."
Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Time: 60 minutes
Topic: Growing up and aging
Language: Stage of life, vocabulary related to bodies.
Materials: Short film

Downloadable material
(film-english.com)

 

Online shoppers fooled by fake reviews (21 June 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A consumer watchdog in the UK has reported that many Internet sites are full of fake reviews."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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CHARLESTON

Poet Laureate writes dedication for Charleston victims - VIDEO - 21 June 2015
"The poet laureate of South Carolina, Marjory Wentworth, has written a dedication
to those who lost their lives in Wednesday's attack at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
The poem, titled "Holy City", starts with a quote from the Reverend Clementa Pinckney,
who was one of the nine victims: "Only love can conquer hate."Here, she recites the poem for BBC News."

(BBC)

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DOG MEAT

China Yulin dog meat festival under way despite outrage - 22 June 2015
"An annual dog meat festival in south-west China has begun, amid uproar on the part of animal rights activists.
About 10,000 dogs will be slaughtered for their meat at the Lychee and Dog Meat Festival in Yulin in Guangxi province
on Sunday and Monday to mark the summer solstice, state media said."

(BBC)

Chinese dog-meat dilemma: to eat or not to eat? - 21 June 2015
(BBC)

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HEALTH

Are you damaging your hearing without realising it?
"Many of us use earphones throughout the day to drown out noise in our commutes and at work.
But is it prematurely damaging our hearing? Molly Crain investigates."

(BBC)

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SCIENCE

Is facial recognition tech really a threat to privacy? - 19 June 2015
"Facebook has decided not to offer its photo-sharing app Moments in Europe
because of regulator concerns over its facial recognition technology."

(BBC)

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TATTOO

The master of Japan's ancient tattoo tradition - 18 June 2015
"Tattoo master Horiyoshi III has spent his life using irezumi to keep alive Japan’s cryptic culture of dragons, street knights and samurai."

(BBC)

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NATIONAL PARKS

A Look at the World’s 15 Most Impressive National Parks:
1. Iguazu National Park, Argentina
2. Canaima National Park, Venezuela
3. Banff National Park, Canada
4. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
5. Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
6. Galapagos National Park, Ecuador
7. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA
8. Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
9. Cairngorms National Park, Scotland
10. Kruger National Park, South Africa

(whenonearth.net)

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21/06/2015


FATHER'S DAY

 

Celebrating Fathers! - Text + Audio - 21 June 2015
"On the third Sunday in June, Americans take time to recognize and thank a special person in the family – fathers!
Father's Day celebrates the importance of fathers, young and old, and the men thought of as father figures.
“Like father, like son” is probably the most common father expression."

+ Video: "Star Wars "I am your father" Scene Full - Original"
taken from the 2000 Vhs release of Star Wars Episode 5 The empire Strikes Back.

(learningenglish.voanews.com)



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DOGS

Chinese woman pays to rescue 100 dogs from meat festival: report - 21 June 2015
"A Chinese woman has paid over US$1,000 (S$1,334) to save 100 canines from being eaten during a dog meat festival,
media said Sunday, as activists have lashed out at the event labelling it cruel."

(straitstimes.com)

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READING

Dear Summer Reader : Teachers Remake Dear Future Husband by Meghan Trainor
"Ocean Avenue School Teachers kick off summer by encouraging their students to read each and every night to beat that "summer slide"."

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


CHURCH SHOOTING

Charleston shooting: Dylann Roof named as suspect - 19 June 2015
"Dylann Roof, the suspected gunman in the South Carolina church shooting, had recently been given a weapon
as a birthday present, according to a relative."

(BBC)

Suspect Arrested in Church Shooting, US Authorities Vow Justice - Text + Videos - 18 June 2015
"The Federal Bureau of Investigation identified Dylann Storm Roof, 21, of Lexington, S.C., as their suspect."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

"Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof, center, is escorted from the Shelby Police Department in Shelby, North Carolina,
June 18, 2015."


Carolina shooting revives memories of US 'dark history' - VIDEO - 18 June 2015
"For many, the attack reminded them of the bombing of the African-American 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963,
by four members of the Ku Klux Klan."

(BBC)

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IVORY

More than a ton of confiscated ivory crushed in Times Square to send message to elephant poachers - Article + Video - 19 June 2015
"An elephant is killed every 15 minutes due to poaching."
(nydailynews.com)

 

Destruction of Confiscated Elephant Ivory in Times Square: Questions and Answers (pdf)
By U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
(fws.gov)

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PARASITES

14 Facts about Parasites - mental_floss on YouTube - List Show (314)
"This week, Aaron shares some facts about truly horrifying parasites! Sleep tight..."

(YouTube)

 

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PRINCE HARRY

Prince Harry ends Army career after a decade - 19 June 2015
"The fifth-in-line to the throne will spend the next three months carrying out voluntary work with conservation experts in Africa.
He will travel to Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Botswana..."

(BBC)

Harry dit bye bye à l'armée - en images
(20minutes.fr)

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PHRASE

English in a Minute: Fishing for Compliments - VIDEO
"A compliment is a nice thing you say about a person or something that person has done.
But what does it mean to "fish for compliments?" Find out in this week's English in a Minute!"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CINEMA

Jurassic World breaks box office record (18th June, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The movie Jurassic World has broken box office records around the world.
It is the first movie ever to make more than 500 million dollars at movie theatres on its opening weekend."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Jaws in 3 minutes - 40th Anniversary Tribute
"Here's a 3 minute retelling of the story. Steven Spielberg was quoted as saying half the success of the film was
because of John Williams iconic score. I think it's one of the best film scores of all time."

(YouTube)

 

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ASYLUM SEEKERS / REFUGEES

'There is an explosion of human suffering':
Angelina Jolie begs the world to do more during visit to Turkish camps filled with Syrians and Iraqis who have fled war
Article + Video - 20 June 2015
(dailymail.co.uk)

  • Angelina Jolie serves as a United Nations special envoy for refugees
  • She visited a refugee camp in southeastern Turkey on Saturday, which is home to Syrians and Iraqis displaced by war
  • This visit is the latest in a series of trips to Turkey as part of her work to bring attention to the plight of refugees
  • This was Jolie's third visit to Turkey since 2011, when Syria conflict began
  • Turkey hosts the world's largest refugee community, about 1.6million




Passau in Germany struggles to support asylum seekers - VIDEO - 19 June 2015
"The United Nations estimates that more than 60 million people across the world have fled their countries
displaced by war, violence and persecution. Half of these people are children.
Germany is one of those countries struggling to cope with new arrivals, and 400,000 asylum seekers are expected to end up there this year.
One of the the hardest-hit areas in Germany is Passau on the Austrian border, where hundreds of children are being taken by people traffickers.
Jenny Hill reports.

(BBC)

Who are asylum seekers?
(news.bbc.co.uk)

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US ELECTIONS - 2016

Guide to 2016 Campaign: the Democrats - Text + Audio + Photos - 21 June 2015
"Welcome to the VOA Learning English guide to the presidential candidates.
Today's guide is on the four candidates seeking the Democratic party nominations.
We tell you who is who and what their campaigns are saying.
We also provide links to their websites to learn more."
+ Guide to 2016 Campaign: Money and Super PAC - Audio
+ Guide to 2016 Campaign: Iowa and New Hampshire - Audio

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

"The Democratic candidates for the 2016 U.S. presidential elections are
Lincoln Chafee, Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley and Bernie Sanders."

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18/06/2015


FOOD

Street Food Around The World
(YouTube)

 

 

Pies Around The World
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


PETS

The Secret Life Of Pets - Official Teaser Trailer (HD) - Illumination
(YouTube)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


ART

Smithsonian Digitizes & Lets You Download 40,000 Works of Asian and American Art - 11 June 2015
(openculture.com)

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MALARIA

New anti-malaria drug developed at Dundee University - 17 June 2015
(BBC)

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DRONES

How drones are helping hunt for sharks in California - Video - 18 June 2015
"Lifeguards in the US have come up with a new tool to protect beach goers from potential shark attacks.
Drones with mounted cameras to spot potential problem predators are being used in California.
Claudia Redmond reports."

(BBC)

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CHARLESTON CHURCH SHOOTING

Charleston church shooting: Nine die in South Carolina 'hate crime' - Article + Photos + Videos - 18 June 2015
"Nine people have been shot dead at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina,
and a hunt is under way for a white gunman."

(BBC)

9 dead in shooting at Charleston church - 18 June 2015
"South Carolina church shooting: nine dead after 'hate crime' attack."
(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

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MIGRANTS

Bulgaria's fortified frontier a staging post for migrants - Video - 18 June 2015
"In the control room of the Bulgarian border police at Elhovo, set back from the country's 270km (165 mile) long border with Turkey,
officers control banks of CCTV screens."

(BBC)

Med migrant crisis: Many mass on Italy France border - Video - 16 June 2015
"A large number of migrants who have arrived in Italy have set up camp on the border with France.
The French authorities will not let them pass into their country. Meanwhile, the Italian authorities are trying to move the migrants on too.
There have been scuffles as Italian police tried to break up a nearby camp.
Lucy Williamson reports."

+ Med migrants: Scuffles as Italian police forcibly remove migrants - Video
(BBC)

Mediterranean migrants: EU split over quota plan - Article + Videos - 16 June 2015
"EU ministers have failed to agree on a plan to distribute asylum seekers more equally across all 28 EU states."

(BBC)

Syrian refugees share 'safe space' - 15 June 2015
(BBC)

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POEM

Def Poetry: Alicia Keys - "P.O.W" (Official Video)
(YouTube)

 

Alicia Keys - P.O.W. (Prisoner of Words)
" I'm a prisoner
Of words unsaid
Just lonely feelings
Locked away in my head..."

(ekladata.com)

Def Poetry Jam
"Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry, better known as simply Def Poetry Jam or Def Poetry, is a spoken word poetry television series hosted by Mos Def and airing on HBO between 2002 and 2007. The series features performances by established and up-and-coming spoken word poets. Performances also include special appearances by well-known actors and musicians, as well as occasional performances by Mos Def himself..."
(Wikipedia)

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Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

 


LITERATURE / CIVILIZATION

Littérature et perspectives civilisationnelles (Floriane Bozon)
- La civilisation au service de la littérature et la littérature au service de la civilisation en cours de LELE
- Regards croisés et construction d'une représentation mentale riche de la période
- Littérature et civilisation au service l'un de l'autre, mais pas que...

(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

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PHRASE

Brave New World
"The phrase “brave new world” is popular in headlines used to introduce a variety of topics..."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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GRAMMAR

Révision des temps - avec un QCM
(soundguideweb.com)

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CINEMA

The Stanford Prison Experiment Official Trailer #1 (2015) Ezra Miller Thriller Movie HD
(YouTube)

 



The New Movie About the Stanford Prison Experiment Looks Haunting  
(slate.com)
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

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MAGNA CARTA

What is Magna Carta and why is it so important? - 15 June 2015
"It is the most famous document in history - Magna Carta - and it was sealed 800 years ago today.
This humble piece of parchment is celebrated for creating the very concept of human rights, the idea that "all men are equal".
But what exactly is Magna Carta? And who was it really written for?"

(BBC)

 

How did a peace treaty from 1215 forge the freedoms of 2015?
(BBC)

Magna Carta - Lesson plans
(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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US ELECTIONS - 2016

Donald Trump to run for president in 2016 - Article + Video - 16 June 2015
(BBC)

 

Le rêve américain de Donald Trump - en images
(20minutes.fr)

Jeb Bush Enters US Presidential Campaign - Text + Audio - 15 June 2015
"The son of a former US president and the brother of another launched his campaign for the presidency Monday.
Jeb Bush announced his candidacy to a cheering crowd in Miami, Florida.
Mr. Bush is seeking to win the Republican Party’s presidential nomination."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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NEPAL

After Quake, Nepal Reopens Centuries-Old Structures - Text + Audio - 15 June 2015
"Nepal has reopened its major World Heritage Sites in an effort to get tourists to return.
They say conditions in areas affected by the recent earthquake are nearly back to normal. However, UNESCO warns it may be too early.
The organization says that some sites are still in a precarious state."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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VIETNAM WAR

Country Joe McDonald - I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"Yeah, come on all of you, big strong men, 
Uncle Sam needs your help again. 
He's got himself in a terrible jam 
Way down yonder in Vietnam 
So put down your books and pick up a gun..."

(lyrics007.com)

 

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SPORT

Private Eye Front Cover: Blatter Protests Innocence
COMMENT + EXPLANATION + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

Swiss Investigation of FIFA Finds 53 Suspicious Financial Actions - Text + Audio - 17 June 2015
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Runners Live Longer and Have Less Disease - VIDEO - 16 June 2015
"While all exercise is good, it seems running might be better. Running is hard on the body.
But a recent study claims that runners live longer than those who do not run."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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FARM TERMS

Test Your Vocabulary Knowledge of Farm Words - Text + Audio
"Can you correctly answer these vocabulary questions about plants and animals?
Do you know the difference between annual and perennial plants? How about the different terms for male and female sheep?
Or the words we use for young horses and adult horses? Test your knowledge with this quiz!"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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FATHER'S DAY

Father's Day - What Kids REALLY Think
(YouTube)

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CARTOON

Mickey Mouse - Haunted House (1929) - Diaporama pour permettre une prise de parole guidée.
Proposé en fin d'année de sixième à orientation européenne.
Créé par Murielle Pennetier (Ac. Orléans-Tours)
Objectif principal : réactivation du présent -be-ing
Pré-requis:

  • be au présent

  •  can / can't

  •  there is / there are

  • participe passé des verbes réguliers

 

Disney Mickey Mouse - Haunted House (1929)
(YouTube)

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CROSSWORDS

My First Publication(s): English Crossword Puzzles Levels 1 & 2
Created by Jeffrey Hill
"Check out these sample pages for  Level 1 and Level 2 ."

(englishblog.com)

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WORKSHEET

Un petit dossier sur un épisode de Family Dog (pdf) pour mes 5èmes Segpa
et accessoirement pour mes 5èmes générales, plus rapidement, sous forme de petit bilan lexical.

Créé par Magali Malherbe (Ac. Amiens)

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