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07/06/2017


CLIMATE CHANGE

China and California sign deal to work on climate change without Trump
"Governor Jerry Brown says president’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris agreement will be only a temporary setback."

+ Video: Obama’s complicated legacy on climate change
(theguardian.com)

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CHINA

China to set up military bases in Pakistan – Pentagon report - 7 June 2017
"Beijing’s global military ambitions are growing, the annual report says, as the nation seeks to counter American primacy."

(theguardian.com)

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REFUGEES

World’s First Solar-Powered Refugee Camp Opens in Jordan - 6 June 2017
"The world’s first solar-powered refugee camp opened in Jordan in the middle of May.
The Azraq camp provides electricity for shelters housing about 20,000 Syrian refugees."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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POACHING

Demand for elephant skin, trunk and penis drives rapid rise in poaching in Myanmar - 7 June 2017
"A growth in demand for elephant parts to be used in traditional medicine in Asia means the number of elephants being killed in Myanmar is rising."

(theguardian.com)

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LESSONS

Everyday English for ESL — Lesson 2 — At the Doctor's
COURSE DESCRIPTION + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

3 séquences pour sixièmes voire cinquièmes qui portent sur le preterit. :
http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/teachers-zone-6eme/preterit.html
et se prolongent avec des applications basées sur le dernier weekend des Simpsons :
http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/my-applis-meal/applis-6emes/the-simpsons-and-their-last-weekend.html
Créées par Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)

 

Musk abandons Trump after U.S. dumps Paris Agreement (June 05, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Elon Musk leaves Donald Trump's business advisory council after the US pulls out of the Paris Agreement."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Paris Agreement - Level 4  or  Paris Agreement - 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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OWLS

Vygonoshchi, Belarus - Three long-eared owl chicks at a wildlife sanctuary
(theguardian.com)

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CITIES - ARCHITECTURE

The hidden ways that architecture affects how you feel - wth pictures - 6 June 2017
"As more of us flock to urban living, city designers are re-thinking buildings’ influence on our moods in an era of “neuro-architecture”."

(BBC)

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US PUBLIC LANDS

America's public lands are under threat. Support coverage of this critical issue – video - 5 June 2017
"There are few issues as bipartisan as public lands. They underpin American traditions and are central to the US economy.
But they are now threatened like never before. Under the influence of special interests, the Trump administration has paved a path
to give away 640m acres of national land, a third of US property. Limiting public access and input, this Congress has been called the worst
for public lands in US history. In response, the Guardian is launching a weekly series to look at the role of public lands in American life
and the threat posed by efforts to do away with them."

(theguardian.com)

 

 

Ranching life on the high plains of Montana – in pictures - 6 June 2017
"Elliott D Woods spent time in Phillips County in northern Montana, where public land is a source of life to which ranchers are intimately connected.
If the plan to transfer lands to the states succeeds, it will mean a radical restructuring of the economy and the culture of the west."

(theguardian.com)

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James COMEY

Fired FBI director Comey 'asked not to be left alone with Trump' - 7 June 2017
" Fired FBI director James Comey told Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he did not want to be left alone with the president, US media report."

+ Video: What you need to know about Comey's testimony
+ Video: How Michael Flynn became entangled in Russia probe
(BBC)



James Comey testimony: What to expect when former FBI director gives evidence to Senate about the Russia probe - 6 June 2017
+ Video: A timeline of James Comey's fall from grace
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

Trump Will Not Block Former FBI Director's Senate Testimony - Text + Audio - 6 June 2017
"James Comey is to speak with the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday about his discussions with Trump before the president fired him."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Seven questions for ex-FBI chief James Comey at Congress - 6 June 2017
"When former FBI Director James Comey testifies on Thursday before a Senate committee for the first time since being fired by President Donald Trump
in May, it quite possibly will be the biggest piece of political theatre the nation's capital has seen in a generation."
+ Video: Comey explains why he went public reopening Clinton email probe

+ Video: "I (Trump) respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt."
(BBC)

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TRUMP'S BORDER WALL

Why Trump's border wall could be far more damaging than you think - with pictures - 6 June 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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LONDON ATTACK

London attack: Third attacker named as Youssef Zaghba - 6 June 2017
"The third London Bridge attacker has been named as 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba, a Moroccan-Italian man.
Pakistan-born Khuram Butt, 27, and Rachid Redouane, 30, both from Barking were the other two attackers."

+ Video: Khuram Butt was shown in a documentary about extremists
(BBC)



Another Attack Hits Britain Days Before Election - Text + Audio + Pictures - 5 June 2017
"Seven people were killed during an attack last Saturday in London. The violence came days before British general elections.
The vote will take place on Thursday."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MANCHESTER ATTACK

'One Love Manchester' Concert Raises Millions for Victims - Text + Audio + Videos - 5 June 2017
"Most of the top trending videos on YouTube Monday came from Ariana Grande’s “One Love Manchester” concert."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TERRORISM

Report: Worldwide Terrorism at All-Time High - Text + Audio - 6 June 2017
"The Institute for Economics and Peace says the yearly number of terrorism incidents has increased sharply since 2011.
The group set the value of costs related to violence last year at $14.3 trillion.
The index rated Iceland as the most peaceful country and Syria as the least peaceful."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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GRAFFITI

Writing on the wall: urban political graffiti from Brexit to Trump – in pictures - 17 May 2017
"After Banksy’s Brexit-inspired mural depicting the removal of an EU star recently appeared in Dover,
we take a look at the world’s most powerful political street art."

(theguardian.com)

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FACEBOOK

Facebook’s Fight to Block Violent and Hateful Content - Text + Audio + Pictures - 5 June 2017
"Facebook recently said it was hiring an additional 3,000 people to identify and remove violent and hateful content.
But the job is difficult as the social media service gets millions of reports each week and has nearly 2 billion monthly active users."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Dr SEUSS MUSEUM

First-Ever Dr. Seuss Museum Set to Open in Massachusetts - with pictures
(mentalfloss.com)

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CINEMA

"Churchill"
"Churchill is a British historical war drama film directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. The film stars Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, and John Slattery.
The film was released on 2 June 2017.[2][3]...
Plot: Churchill is a British historical war drama film directed by Jonathan Teplitzky."

(Wikipedia)

 


Dossier pédagogique
(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

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Bob DYLAN

Bob Dylan 2006 Nobel Lecture in Literature
recorded 4 June 2017
"Bob Dylan received the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition"."

(YouTube)

 

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Abraham LINCOLN

Abraham Lincoln: Martyr - Text + Audio + Listening Quiz + Pictures
"He was the 16th president of the United States. Many Americans consider him one of country’s greatest leaders."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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04/06/2017


LONDON ATTACK

London attack: 12 arrested in Barking after van and knife attack - 04 June 2017
"The arrests in Barking, east London, followed a raid at a flat belonging to one of the three attackers...
The attackers were shot dead by eight officers who fired 50 bullets."

(BBC)

How Islamic State called for 'all-out war' on West during Ramadan - 04 June 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

London attack: Macron and Turnbull lead world condemnation - 04 June 2017
"World leaders have condemned Saturday's London terror attack which left seven people dead and more than 30 injured...
US President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday evening: "Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the UK, we will be there
- WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!"."

(BBC)

'Night of terror': How newspapers in UK and around the world reacted to London attack - 04 June 2017
"T he third terrorist attack to hit the UK in less than three months has sent shockwaves around the world."
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

A visual guide to the London Bridge attacks - with pictures - 04 June 2017
"The attack at London Bridge and Borough Market has left seven people dead and 48 injured. Police have shot dead three attackers."

(theguardian.com)

London attack: Theresa May says enough is enough after seven die - 04 June 2017
"The prime minister has said "it is time to say enough is enough" as she condemned a terror attack on "innocent and unarmed civilians"
which left seven people dead and 48 injured in London."

(BBC)

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CHINA

US warns Beijing on South China Sea islands - 03 June 2017
"The US will not accept China's militarisation of man-made islands in the South China Sea, Defence Secretary James Mattis has warned...

(BBC)

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NORTH KOREA

UN imposes targeted sanctions on North Korea - 02 June 2017
"The UN Security Council has expanded targeted sanctions against North Korea in response to a series of missile tests
conducted by Pyongyang this year."

(BBC)

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THE UK ELECTION

Video: The UK Election Explained - 03 June 2017
+ Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

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CLIMATE CHANGE

'Make our planet great again': Macron praised for response to Trump - 03 June 2017
(theguardian.com)

Michael Bloomberg: US states and businesses will still meet Paris targets - 03 June 2017
"Former New York mayor, now UN cities and climate ambassador, says Trump may have withdrawn from Paris accord but American people haven’t."

(theguardian.com)

Trump climate deal: US can fulfil pledges, says Michael Bloomberg - 03 June 2017
"The US can still meet its commitments to fight climate change, despite President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris accord,
former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said."

+ Will US cities take on the climate challenge?
+ The big question the White House won't answer

+ Scientists dispute Trump climate data
+ Why is business so angry at the decision?
+ May accused of 'subservience' to Trump
+ Will China take over US role?

(BBC)

Tech leaders defy Trump on climate deal - 02 June 2017
"The chief executives of Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook have all criticised the president's decision.
Elon Musk, who had been a member of Mr Trump's business panel, announced he would leave the post...
President Trump said that the climate deal punished the US and would cost millions of American jobs."

(BBC)

Michael Bloomberg: I'll make sure UN gets $15 million it needs for Paris agreement - with a video - 02 June 2017
"Billionaire Michael Bloomberg says he is ready to help foot the bill for the Paris Climate Agreement
after President Trump announced his decision to pull the Unites States out of it."

(CNN)

Paris climate deal: Buildings 'go green' in protest - 02 June 2017
"Buildings around the world are lit green after President Trump pulled the US from the Paris climate agreement."

(BBC)

The Chinese outrage at Trump's climate decision - 02 June 2017
"The US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement is a huge talking point around the world, and it's particularly dominating Chinese social media."

(BBC)

Scientists dispute the 'tiny, tiny' impact of Paris deal - 02 June 2017
"Climate scientists have taken issue with some of the research used by President Trump to bolster his case for withdrawal from the Paris agreement."

(BBC)

 

The U.S. Is the Biggest Carbon Polluter in History - 01 June 2017
" It Just Walked Away From the Paris Climate Deal."

(nytimes.com)

Climate Change Effects Explained in Maps - 27 May 2017
(gisgeography.com)

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REFUGEES

Far right raises £50,000 to target boats on refugee rescue missions in Med - 04 June 2017
"Aid charities have saved more than 6,000 from drowning this year. Now anti-Islam ‘Identitarians’ are crowdfunding
to pay for vessels to chase them down."
(theguardian.com)

Giles Duley's photographs of refugees' journeys – in pictures - 03 June 2017
"More than a million refugees travelled from the Middle East to Europe in 2015. Photojournalist Giles Duley recorded some of their stories,
collected in his new book, I Can Only Tell You What My Eyes See."

(theguardian.com)

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WEATHER FORECAST

6ème bulletin météo - a video by Isabelle Boresy
(YouTube)

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FAKE NEWS

Fake news – a lesson plan - 27 May 2017
"The lesson is designed to introduce students to the notion of fake news and teach them some strategies to become better, more critical readers. 
It is adapted from a lesson plan by the Anti-Defamation League  (link) with elements taken from here."

(theteacherjames.com)

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Jack LONDON

'Love of Life', by Jack London, Part Two - Text + Audio + Video
"To survive in nature, you must do whatever you can. Sometimes you have to do things you would not normally do when you are safe at home.
Learn about what one man does to survive in this classic American short story by Jack London."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Abraham LINCOLN

America's Presidents - Abraham Lincoln
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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CINEMA

Five Classic Subway Scenes from Movies - with clips
(tvovermind.com)

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HOSPITALS

“Clean and Green – Hospitals around the world that do more to care for their patients and the environment” - an infographic
"It looks at some of the top hospitals in the UK and around the world and how they have been built with the environment in mind."

(gapmedics.com)

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02/06/2017


TRUMP

Trump goes to supreme court in attempt to revive travel ban - 02 June 2017
"Emergency applications seek to override lower court rulings that immigration measures are discriminatory and violate the US constitution."

(theguardian.com)

 

Paris agreement: Europe and China vow to keep fighting global warming - with videos - 02 June 2017
"Beijing and Brussels join leaders around world in show of solidarity after Trump’s announces US pullout from climate accord."

(theguardian.com)

'America first! Earth last!' How the world reacted to the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement - 02 June 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

US cities rebel against Trump over Paris accord, as Pittsburgh mayor says reference to his city is 'ironic' - with a video - 02 June 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

Paris climate deal: Dismay as Trump signals exit from accord - 02 June 2017
"There has been widespread international condemnation of President Donald Trump's decision
to withdraw the US from the 2015 Paris climate agreement...
France's President Macron calls on the world to "make our planet great again"...
Mr Trump characterised the Paris agreement as a deal that aimed to hobble, disadvantage and impoverish the US..."

(BBC)

 

Trump Withdraws US from Paris Climate Deal - Text + Audio - 01 June 2017
"President Donald Trump is withdrawing the United States from the 2015 Paris climate change agreement.
This makes the U.S. one of three countries to reject the global accord."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Explainer: Paris Climate Accords - 01 June 2017
"Everything you need to know about the primary goals of the Paris Climate Accords."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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Jack LONDON

'Love of Life' by Jack London, Part Two
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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KILLER ROBOTS

The Dawn of Killer Robots (Full Length)
"In INHUMAN KIND, Motherboard gains exclusive access to a small fleet of US Army bomb disposal robots — the same platforms the military has weaponized — and to a pair of DARPA’s six-foot-tall bipedal humanoid robots.
We also meet Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams, renowned physicist Max Tegmark,
and others who grapple with the specter of artificial intelligence, killer robots, and a technological precedent forged in the atomic age.
It’s a story about the evolving relationship between humans and robots, and what AI in machines bodes for the future of war and the human race."

(YouTube)



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KABUL

Deadly Bomb Attack in Afghan Capital - Text + Audio + Pictures - 31 May 2017
"Ninety people lost their lives in a truck bomb attack Wednesday morning in Kabul, the Afghan capital. More than 400 others were injured."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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FOOD CRISIS

UN: Yemen Has World’s Worst Food Crisis - Text + Audio - 31 May 2017
"The U.N. humanitarian chief told the Security Council that Yemen has more than 17 million people who struggle daily to get enough to eat."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ANTI-MISSILE SYSTEM

US Successfully Test Anti-Missile System - Text + Audio + Video - 31 May 2017
"The U.S. Defense Department said it successfully tested a system to stop intercontinental ballistic missiles.
The system destroyed an ICBM launched from an island in the Pacific Ocean."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)
ICBM = intercontinental ballistic missile

 

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