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20/06/2017


ACTIVITY

Voici une dernière proposition d'activité cette année, par Delphine Darrieumerlou (Ac. Bordeaux) :
une fiche de travail de niveau A1+
sur le lexique d'une vidéo de recette de RED VELVET CUPCAKE

 

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LESSON

La La Land: Narratives, Paragraph Writing - a lesson with a movie segment
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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TRUMP / NORTH KOREA

Otto Warmbier: Trump condemns 'brutal' N Korea as student dies - 20 June 2017
"US President Donald Trump has called North Korea a "brutal regime" after the death of a US student
who had been jailed there for more than 15 months."

+ Video: Donald Trump says the US will 'handle' North Korea
+ Video: Otto Warmbier's father, wearing his son's jacket, told reporters last week his son had been treated "brutally"
+ Timeline of events
(BBC)

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ROYAL ASCOT 2017

Royal Ascot 2017: the best pictures from the opening day of the meeting - 16 pictures - 20 June 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

See who's wearing what at Royal Ascot 2017 - 10 pictures - 20 June 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

Royal Ascot - Summary:

  1. Build-up and coverage of day one at Royal Ascot
  2. Frankie Dettori to miss Ascot
  3. Armed security increased at racecourse
  4. Heat may lead to 'relaxed dress code'

    + Live Reporting - with pictures
    Video: John McCririck: He's "not feeling the Coventry Stakes"
    (BBC)


    "A minute's silence will be held shortly after The Queen arrives in the parade ring."


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Jay Z

Jay Z receives top songwriting honor - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"June 19, 2017. The rapper Jay Z has been recognized for his prolific and influential songwriting career
by being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Jay Z - Level 4  or  Jay Z - 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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REFUGEES

Threads: A refugee's story in words and pictures – extract - 20 June 2017
(theguardian.com)




Van driver dies in Calais crash caused by refugees' blockade - 20 June 2017
"Polish-registered vehicle burst into flames on A16 after crashing into back of HGV forced to stop at barricade of tree trunks."

(theguardian.com)

UN: One in Every 113 Persons Forcibly Displaced - Text + Audio + Pictures - 19 June 2017
"Violence, wars and prosecution are responsible for 65.6 million people being displaced by the end of 2016, the United Nations reported on
Monday.
It said that is the largest number ever."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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FINSBURY PARK ATTACK

Britain Moves to Ease Tensions after Attack on London Muslims - Text + Audio + Pictures - 19 June 2017
"At least 10 people were hurt when a truck struck a group of people near an Islamic center in London early Monday. The city’s London’s Metropolitan Police Service commander calls the incident “quite clearly an attack on Muslims”."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BANNING SMARTPHONES

Colorado Considering Banning Smartphones for Children Under 13 - Text + Audio - 19 June 2017
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BORDER WALL

Trump-style border wall between Ecuador and Peru causes fierce dispute - 20 June 2017
"A mile-long wall Ecuador is building on one side of the busiest crossing point on the two countries’ border is the source of a growing diplomatic row."

(theguardian.com)


"Construction of a wall along the border
between Peru and Ecuador.
The governor of the Tumbes region on Peru’s side said
the wall is ‘dividing two cultures’."

"Ecuadorean workers build a wall
along the border between Peru and Ecuador
in Aguas Verdes, Peru on 8 June 2017."

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COIN

Canada releases world's first glow-in-the-dark coin to mark 150th anniversary - 20 June 2017
"New two-dollar coin, or toonie, features two canoeists under the aurora borealis
– and glows in the dark thanks to special ink that contains luminescent material."

(theguardian.com)

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EARTH-LIKE PLANETS

Nasa's Kepler telescope finds 10 Earth-like planets: 'We are not alone' - 20 June 2017
"Rocky worlds discovered by Kepler telescope are right distance from their parent stars for water to pool on the surface."

(theguardian.com)

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RESCUE

Elephant family springs into action to save drowning calf - 20 June 2017
"A drowning baby elephant is saved by its family after it fell into a deep pond in South Korea’s Seoul Grand Park.
Two adults rush into the water to help the young calf which struggles to keep its head above the water.
After a group effort, the youngster makes it back onto dry land."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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POLICE

Tasers issued to almost 2,000 more London police officers after knife crime surge - 20 June 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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SHORT FILM

Robot & Scarecrow
"Set amidst the euphoric madness of a summer music festival, Robot & Scarecrow is a uniquely modern fairytale about love.
When a robot pop princess flees her keeper she runs straight into the arms of a lonely scarecrow desperate for adventure.
They spend an incredible night together, caught in a heady vortex of music and magic."

(vimeo.com)

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INFOGRAPHICS

Future Medicine in the Movies - an infographic
"A lot of the medical technology used
in some of my favourite films is not actually complete fiction.
I created this infographic to show some of the amazing inventions that have been dreamt up and are actually on their way to becoming reality."

(gapmedics.com)

30 Foods And 470 Plants To Never Feed Your Cat
- with an infographic
(catological.com)


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19/06/2017


FINSBURY PARK ATTACK

Finsbury Park attack: Man dies as van hits worshippers - 19 June 2017
"A man has died and 10 people have been injured after a man drove a van into worshippers near a north London mosque."
(BBC)

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US COALITION

US coalition in first downing of Syrian army plane - 19 June 2017
"A US-led coalition fighter jet has shot down a Syrian military plane in Raqqa province, the US has confirmed."

+ Video: Tens of thousands have left Raqqa as fighting intensifies
+ Video: CCTV footage of the IS attack on Tehran's parliament building

(BBC)

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FRANCE

France polls: Macron's party wins clear parliamentary majority - 19 June 2017
(BBC)

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REFUGEES

One person forced to flee their home every three seconds by war and violence - 19 June 2017
"UN figures show a record 65.6 million people were displaced in 2016, more than the population of Britain, and that half of all refugees are children."

(theguardian.com)

UN refugee agency: Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide - 19 June 2017
"A record 65.6 million people are either refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced across the globe, the UN refugee agency said."

+ The world's displaced people - in numbers
(BBC)

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GRENFELL TOWER FIRE

Grenfell Tower fire: police raise death toll to 79 - 19 June 2017
"Metropolitan police say five people have been formally identified as having died in tower block blaze, and 74 are missing presumed dead...
That figure may change as the search and recovery operation takes place over the coming weeks, but it is not expected to change significantly."

(theguardian.com)

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REWILDING MOZAMBIQUE

Rewilding Mozambique – funded in part by trophy hunting - 19 June 2017
"Over the next few years, Sango Wildlife Conservancy in Zimbabwe is donating 6,000 animals to rewild a war-torn park across the border in Mozambique. Sango’s owner says it couldn’t have happened without revenue from big-spending trophy hunters."

(theguardian.com)

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SONGS

The 20 best songs about summer and sunshine - with pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)

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LESSON

Everyday English for ESL — Lesson 3 — Hair Appointment
COURSE DESCRIPTION + Quiz + Related articles
(englishblog.com)
Download the PDF for this lesson here: http://bit.ly/everydayenglish3

 

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Abraham LINCOLN

Abraham Lincoln: Martyr (Part Three) - Text + Audio + Listening Quiz + Pictures
"As a wartime president, Lincoln was known for several things. He was actively involved in plotting the military campaign.
He also greatly increased the power of the presidency, even beyond what the U.S. Constitution permitted."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CYCLISTS / CHARITY

Cyclists Race Across America for Charity - Text + Audio + Pictures - 18 June 2017
"About 270 cyclists are riding about 5,000 kilometers across the country in 12 days to raise money for causes like veterans and cancer.
We hear the stories of some of the cyclists in this year’s race."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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18/06/2017

GAME

Jeu proposé par Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges) :
"Voici un jeu proposé à mes 6èmes en cette fin d'année 2017 (mais utilisabe en 5ème).
Il est largement inspiré des incroyables Escape Games réalisés par Mme Haquet - visibles sur son site.
J'ai voulu varier son Escape Game 'Routines' en proposant 3 fiches de compréhension écrite :
une au présent, une seconde au passé et une dernière au futur !
Tout est là : http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/teachers-zone-6eme/escape-game.html"

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REFUGEES

Abandoned and abused: the forgotten Syrian refugee children on a Greek detention island
"Stranded on Chios women and teenagers face new horrors, with reports of police beatings, rape and knife attacks."

(theguardian.com)

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17/06/2017


LONDON FIRE

London fire: Queen reflects on 'sombre national mood' - with pictures - 17 June 2017
+ Video: The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh lead a minute's silence at the Trooping the Colour parade

+ Video: An angry crowd chanted to Theresa May: "Shame on you!"
+ Video: Protesters storm Kensington Town Hall, demanding answers

+ Video: Theresa May says £5m will be available for survivors, and the cause of the Kensington fire is being looked at
(BBC)

Theresa May: £5 million emergency fund for Grenfell tower residents - 16 June 2017
"Prime Minister Theresa May says it's important that 'we get to the bottom' of what happened at Grenfell Tower
and insists the Government has taken action on the recommendations of a 2013 report into fire safety."

(telegraph.co.uk)

Theresa May chased from church as angry crowd brands Prime Minister a 'coward' - 16 June 2017
"Theresa May had provoked widespread criticism and anger on Thursday after failing to visit the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire
when she came to the Westway road – staying for 15 minutes and swerving any contact with locals."

(telegraph.co.uk)

Grenfell Tower latest: Angry protesters storm Kensington Town Hall as hostile crowd waits for Theresa May to exit church - 16 June 2017
- with pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)



Grenfell Tower blaze in pictures: Grief and anger following massive fire at west London block of flats - 72 pictures - 16 June 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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FOOD

Trendy names make vegetables look tastier (June 15, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Researchers have discovered that people eat more vegetables if the veggies have trendy labels."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Vegetables - Level 4  or  Vegetables - 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)

One meal a day: the Lake Chad crisis in pictures
"The extreme north of Cameroon is suffering a food shortage exacerbated by climate change and conflict with Boko Haram. Fighting has spread across the borders from Nigeria into the countries of the Lake Chad region creating a refugee and famine crisis. It was once a tourist destination, but now people fleeing violence are housed in unnamed camps where they are lucky to get a meal each day."
+ An exhibition of Chris’s work is at St Martin in the Fields

(theguardian.com)

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TRUMP

Cuba denounces Trump's policy rollback - 17 June 2017
+ Video: Has Trump really 'cancelled' Cuba deal?
+ Video: What is Trump changing with Cuba?
+ A history of the US trade embargo with Cuba
(BBC)




Reports: Trump Investigated for Possible Obstruction of Justice - Text + Audio + Pictures - 15 June 2017
+ Video: Explainer: Obstruction of Justice
"The investigation of possible Russian interference in the U.S. election is reportedly looking
into whether President Donald Trump may have obstructed justice."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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OVERWEIGHT

Study: Nearly a Third of World Overweight - Text + Audio + Pictures - 15 June 2017
"A new study finds one third of the world’s population is overweight or considered obese.
Obesity is increasing faster in children than adults in many nations, the report said.
But the world’s weight problem is growing in both rich and poor countries alike."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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REFUGEES / MIGRANTS

'Shameful' raid on aid camp at US-Mexico border puts lives at risk, volunteers say - 16 June 2017
(theguardian.com)

  • Four migrants arrested by border agents at medical aid station in Arizona
  • Humanitarian group: ‘Undoubtedly people will die as a result of this action’

Migrants in Italy: building a life in Europe – in pictures - 16 June 2017
"More than 180,000 people were rescued from the Mediterranean and taken to Italy in 2016.
Photographer Cesar Dezfuli captures the daily lives of migrants in the town of Biella."

(theguardian.com)

Refugees Feel at Home in Maryland Apartment Complex - Text + Audio + Pictures - 15 June 2017
"For many, the apartment complex is their first permanent home after many years of living in refugee camps and temporary housing."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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Jack LONDON

'Love of Life' by Jack London, Part Four
"Sometimes giving up and admitting you failed seems like the only thing to do.
But other times, you must choose to continue, no matter what, or risk losing as much as your life.
Learn about one man who never gives up in the final part of the classic American short story by Jack London."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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LIFE ON MARS

Life on Mars: Elon Musk reveals details of his colonisation vision - 16 June 2017
"SpaceX entrepreneur outlines his plan to make humans a multi-planetary species, including an ‘intentionally fuzzy’ 10-year timeframe."

(theguardian.com)

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PLASTIC POLLUTION

Plastic polluted Arctic islands are dumping ground for Gulf Stream - 16 June 2017
"Beaches in the remote Arctic islands were found to be more polluted than European ones due to plastic carried from much further south."
(theguardian.com)


"Walruses with marine litter on Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago."

38 million pieces of plastic waste found on uninhabited South Pacific island - with a video and pictures- 15 May 2017
"Henderson Island, part of the Pitcairn group, is covered by 18 tonnes of plastic
– the highest density of anthropogenic debris recorded anywhere in the world."

(theguardian.com)

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