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14/06/2017


INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES

Créées par Dulce Araujo (Ac. Nancy-Metz) :
"des activités interactives que j’ai préparées pour mes 3e sur « the Civil Rights movement in the US » :
https://learningapps.org/watch?v=p6emg4pxt16

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CRIMES

33 Charged with Stealing Chocolate, Other Crimes - Text + Audio - 12 June 2017
"Among the criminal charges facing 33 people: Stealing chocolate and involvement in a “murder for hire” plot."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BEING OVERWEIGHT

12 per cent of all adults are obese – but which countries have the biggest weight problem? - 13 June 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

Being overweight – not just obese – kills millions a year, say experts - 12 June 2017
"Described as a ‘growing and disturbing global health crisis,’ more than two billion adults and children suffer from weight-related health problems."

(BBC)

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CHILD REFUGEES

Child refugees held in 'harrowing' conditions across south-east Asia - 13 June 2017
"Report reveals young people detained in cells 24 hours a day without enough food or proper access to healthcare, often forced to sleep on the floor."

(theguardian.com)

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DESIGNER BABIES

Designer babies : Lifelike baby dolls go on display at trade show, in pictures (10)
(telegraph.co.uk)

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12/06/2017


TRUMP

Senior US prosecutor Bharara fired 'after refusing Trump call' - 12 June 2017
"A former leading federal prosecutor in New York has revealed he was sacked by Donald Trump after receiving several unusual phone calls from him."

+ Trump's high profile sackings
(BBC)

The fight against climate change: four cities leading the way in the Trump era - with pictures
"New York City, Houston, Miami and San Francisco have all taken steps to mitigate the risks associated with rising sea levels and global temperatures.
Are their successes a blueprint for action at the state and local level?"

(theguardian.com)

US Cities, States Step up for Climate Change - Text + Pictures + Audio + Listening quiz + Quiz - 11 June 2017
"After U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew the nation from the Paris climate change agreement, many states, cities and businesses say
they will continue to meet the goals of the agreement."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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GENERAL ELECTION 2017

Slideshow: UK General Election 2017 Cartoons - 11 June 2017
+ COMMENTARY + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

A very British ballot: General Election 2017, in pictures - 65 pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)

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Xbox One X / VIDEO GAMES

E3 2017: Microsoft unveils Xbox One X - Article + Pictures + Videos - 12 June 2017
"Microsoft has unveiled the latest games console in its line-up, a more powerful version of the Xbox One called the Xbox One X.
The tech giant touted the machine's specs, including its ability to run games in 4K ultra-HD, ahead of the E3 games show in Los Angeles.
To be released on 7 November, the Xbox One X will cost $499, or £449 in the UK."

Video: WATCH: First look at the Xbox One X
Video: WATCH: Xbox in one minute
Video: WATCH: Where's the VR on Xbox One X?

(BBC)

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CHOLERA

Yemen cholera cases pass 100,000 amid 'unprecedented' epidemic - with pictures - 8 June 2017
"The charity Oxfam said the epidemic was killing one person almost every hour."
+ Video: The UN says it is struggling to deliver medicine to treat those with cholera because of the ongoing conflict.

+ Map: Who controls Yemen?
(BBC)

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COMPETITION

Game, set and match: readers' photos on the theme of competition - 11 June 2017
(theguardian.com)


"Taken in Andalusia, Spain.
The Cockerel was determined not to give ground and kept head butting the lamb."

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Learn English Online — The Website

Learn English Online — The Website
"Learn English Online (or LEO) is a directory of the best resources available on the internet for learning English as a second or foreign language..."

+ Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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TRAFFICKERS

Ivory Coast jail sentences for chimpanzee traffickers - 9 June 2017
+ The secret trade in baby chimps
+ Our changing attitudes to chimpanzees
+ 'Staggering' extent of great ape trade
+ Cheetah now 'running for its very survival'

(BBC)


Nemley Jr meets David Shukman

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AIR POLLUTION

China's Factories Break Air Pollution Rules - Text + Audio + Pictures - 11 June 2017
"Chinese environmental inspectors have found thousands of businesses in violation of rules.
After years of enforcement efforts, why do companies continue to violate the rules?"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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D-DAY

D-Day - I: The Great Crusade - Extra History
"D-Day: June 6, 1944, the day when Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy to retake France from the Germans.
They hoped to take the Germans by surprise, and their decision to brave rough weather to make their landings certainly accomplished that,
but despite these small advantages, the American forces at Utah and Omaha Beach had to overcome monumental challenges
to establish a successful beachhead."

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LESSON PLAN

Sesame Street and IBM make vocabulary app (June 11, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Sesame Street and IBM have teamed up to create a revolutionary new app for kids to learn vocabulary."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Vocabulary App - Level 4  or  Vocabulary App - 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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Abraham LINCOLN

Abraham Lincoln: Martyr (Part Two) - Text + Audio + Listening Quiz + Pictures
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Frank Lloyd WRIGHT

20 buildings that prove Frank Lloyd Wright was a genius - 10 June 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)
See Frank Lloyd WRIGHT
(Wikipedia)


Guggenheim, New York

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10/06/2017


Theresa MAY

British PM Seeks Minority Government Following Election Losses - Text + Audio + Pictures - 9 June 2017
"Britain’s Theresa May will stay on as prime minister despite her Conservative Party’s loss of majority in parliament.
May will attempt to form a government with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party after her party suffered major losses in a parliamentary election."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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PROM

Prom: An American Tradition - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 9 June 2017
"Prom was born in the United States more than 100 years ago and has spread to other parts of the world.
In America, it has become an industry similar to the wedding business."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

"In the United States, and increasingly in the United Kingdom and Canada, a promenade dance, most commonly called a prom,
is a semi-formal (black tie) dance or gathering of high school students. This event is typically held near the end of the senior year
(the last year of high school). Proms figure greatly in popular culture and are major events among high school students..."

(Wikipedia)

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Jack LONDON

'Love of Life,' by Jack London, Part Three - Text + Audio + Video
"Keeping in your mind clear in a difficult or dangerous situation can seem impossible. But it is very important for survival.
Learn about how one man tries to keep his mind clear in this classic American short story by Jack London."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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ACTIVITIES

Pretty Little Liars: Simple Present - with a movie segment and activities
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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AUTOMATION

The Rise of the Machines – Why Automation is Different this Time
(YouTube)

 

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09/06/2017


2017 GENERAL ELECTION

PM May promises to provide 'certainty' - VIDEO
(BBC)

Hung Parliament: Q&A guide to what happens when no-one wins the election
"The general election has ended in a hung Parliament, where no party has the 326 seats needed to get an overall majority in the House of Commons.
So what happens now?..."

(BBC)

- VIDEO
(BBC)

UK election result: How the world reacted
"The result of the UK election has sent shockwaves across Europe and beyond."

+ VIDEO: General Election 2017: Preet Gill becomes first female Sikh MP
(BBC)



General election UK front pages – in pictures
COMMENTARY + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

The 2017 general election explained for non-Brits – video
"It’s election day … again. Just two years after the last general election and a year after Brexit, British voters are being bombarded with ballots.
So can Theresa May increase her parliamentary majority?
Or will Jeremy Corbyn mobilise an army of anti-austerity voters to carry him into Downing Street?
With turnout crucial to the result, who will prevail?"

+ General election 2017 – live updates
(theguardian.com)

 

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James COMEY

Donald Trump's lawyer hits back after James Comey accuses White House of 'lies, plain and simple' - 9 June 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)



Donald Trump calls Comey a 'leaker' in first response to Senate testimony - 9 June 2017
(theguardian.com)

 

Briefings: James Comey - VIDEO
"Recorded coverage of former FBI director James Comey's appearance before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday 3 May,
examining the last months of the US presidential election, the actions of Russia and the Hillary Clinton email investigation."

MORE about James Comey
(BBC)

Comey Says Trump Lied - Text + Audio + Pictures - 8 June 2017
"James Comey is accusing President Donald Trump of lying about why he dismissed the FBI director last month.
Trump’s lawyer said Comey's testimony confirmed that the president was not under investigation
in connection with Russian interference in the 2016 US elections."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LESSON PLAN

Arab nations cut ties with Qatar (7th June, 2017) - a lesson plan with audio
"Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Libya and Yemen have all cut relations with Qatar."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Qatar - Level 0Qatar - Level 1  or  Qatar - Level 2
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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USA / RUSSIA

Documents Suggest Russia Tried to Attack US Voter Registration Records - Text + Audio + Pictures - 7 June 2017
"U.S. officials have charged a 25-year-old woman with stealing secret government documents.
The documents suggest Russia operatives may have tried to attack U.S. voting registration systems."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRUMP / FBI

Trump to Nominate Former Federal Prosecutor as FBI Director - Text + Audio - 7 June 2017
"Christopher Wray served as a lawyer in the U.S. Justice Department during the presidency of George W. Bush.
He recently represented New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, an ally of the president."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ROBOT COP

Dubai Gets Its First Robot Cop - 7 June 2017
"A robot police officer is now on guard on the streets of Dubai. It cannot make arrests but it can report crimes and identify people sought by police."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"The world's first operational police robot hit the streets of Dubai on May 31, 2017."

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TEHRAN ATTACKS

Tehran Attacks - 7 June 2017
"On Wednesday, attacks on Iran’s parliament and the tomb of its revolutionary leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
killed at least 12 people and wounded more than 40."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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USA / NORTH KOREA

North Korea launches missile salvo at area where US aircraft carrier fleet had sailed - 8 June 2017
"Missiles land in part of Sea of Japan where USS Carl Vinson and USS Ronald Reagan had been conducting manoeuvres this week."

(theguardian.com)

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CINEMA

Five of the Most Impressive Rioting Scenes in Movies - with videos
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)
- V for Vendetta (2006)
- Children of Men (2006)
- Gangs of New York (2002)
- Do the Right Thing (1989)
(tvovermind.com)
"In the real world, people often have trouble discerning whether a demonstration is a march, a protest, or a riot. The terms used used often depend on which side you sympathize with more. In the movies, there's no reason not to go all out, with crowds, violence on both sides, guns and explosions, and even deaths. A movie riot is rarely the case of "less is more." The most affecting riot scenes are quite over-the-top, even when they are about real events."

(Neatorama)

 

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Jack LONDON

Love of Life by Jack London, Part Three - VIDEO
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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ASTRONAUTS

NASA Welcomes New Class of Astronauts - Text + Audio + Picture - 8 June 2017
"Seven men and five women were selected from more than 18,000 astronaut applicants."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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