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JUNE 2019 - PART 1 - NEW SITES

 

JUNE 2019

= Immigrant Heritage Month

+ End-of-the-year activities

01 - Parents' Day
05 - World Environment Day
08 - Trooping the Colour
08 - World Ocean Day
09 - Pentecost (Whitsun)
12 - World Against Child Labor Day
14 - Flag Day
14 - World Blood Donor Day
16 - Father's Day
17 - World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
18 - 22 - Royal Ascot
20 - World Refugee Day
21 - SUMMER / SUMMER HOLIDAYS
21 - World Music Day
24 - World Fairy Day
26 - International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
26 - International Day in Support of Torture Victims



02/06/2019


GAMES HAVE A ROLE!

‘Games Absolutely Have a Role in Teaching and Learning!'
Posted by | May 14, 2019

(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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SPEAK AND PLAY ENGLISH

Speak and Play English
"Ce blog est destiné à l’apprentissage de l’anglais à l’école primaire.
Vous pouvez y trouver des comptines, des jeux ou encore des imagiers en anglais."

(speak-and-play-english.fr)

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LESSON PLANS

GEORGE ORWELL's ANIMAL FARM par Yvan Baptiste (Ac. Montpellier)
(franglish.fr)

Over a million call for Game of Thrones re-make (May 21, 2019) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Over a million viewers of the Game of Thrones TV show signed a petition to get the final season to be remade."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Game of Thrones - Level 0Game of Thrones - Level 1   or  Game of Thrones - Level 2
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)     

Parents risk jail for raising children as vegans (18 May 2019) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Doctors in Belgium have stated that raising children on a vegan diet is "unethical" and should be a criminal offence."

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

San Francisco bans facial recognition software (16 May 2019) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"San Francisco has become the first city in the USA to ban facial recognition software."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Big Brother - Level 0Big Brother - Level 1   or  Big Brother - Level 2
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)

San Francisco First US City to Ban Facial Recognition by Local Police - Text + Audio + Pictures - 18 May 2019
"San Francisco becomes the first American city to ban facial recognition technology by local police and city agencies."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THINGS TO DO IN LONDON

Things to do in London - with pictures
(thingstodoinlondon.com)

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THE HUAWEI BAN

The Huawei ban is MUCH bigger than you think - 22 May 2019
"Huawei is getting blacklisted by the United States. The tech company was added to the Commerce Department’s Entities List, a de facto ban on US companies selling to Huawei.
It’s part of an ugly trade war between the US and China, and it goes a lot deeper than what you’ve probably read."

(YouTube)

 

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HONDURAN CITY

Violence, Poverty Reign in Honduran City - Text + Audio + Pictures - 18 May 2019
"Honduras’ second-largest city is where many recent caravans of migrants have formed to head north to Mexico and then to the United States.
The people in the caravans are fleeing violence, poverty and corruption."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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KING OF THAILAND

King Vajiralongkorn of Thailand is crowned in elaborate ceremony - 4 May 2019
"King vows to ‘reign with righteousness’ as Bangkok becomes a sea of royal yellow"
+ Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn crowned in solemn ceremony – video

(theguardian.com)

Coronation of Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn – in pictures - 4 May 2019
"King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been crowned at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, beginning three days of elaborate, centuries-old ceremonies"

(theguardian.com)

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PLASTIC BAG

Mariana Trench: Deepest-ever sub dive finds plastic bag - with pictures (copyright) - 13 May 2019
"An American explorer has found plastic waste on the seafloor while breaking the record for the deepest ever dive...
He found sea creatures, but also found a plastic bag and sweet wrappers.
It is the third time humans have reached the ocean's extreme depths."
+ Video: Victor Vescovo descended almost 11km in a submersible to the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean

+ Mariana Trench: Deepest ocean 'teems with microbes'
+ Fly through the Mariana Trench
+ James Cameron back on surface after deepest ocean dive

(BBC)

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BORDER PATROL

BORDER PATROL: LARGEST GROUP OF IMMIGRANTS FOUND - with a video - 31 May 2019
"A group of 1,036 migrants that crossed the border illegally El Paso, Texas, is the largest the Border Patrol has ever encountered, the agency said Thursday.
The Border Patrol said it has found 180 groups of more than 100 people since October...
The group included 934 people in families, 63 unaccompanied children and 39 single adults, authorities said."

[AP]

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NORTH KOREANS

UN Report: Many North Koreans Paying Bribes Just to Survive - Text + Audio + Pictures - 30 May 2019
"A report by the U.N. Human Rights office says many North Koreans are forced to pay bribes to receive food and other necessities of life.
The U.N. says the report was based on interviews with more than 200 North Korean “escapees” who fled their homeland."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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VEGAN v VEXITARIAN

Vegan v flexitarian – which will save the planet? - with pictures
(BBC)

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ARCHITECT I.M. PEI

Architect I.M.Pei Dies at 102 - Text + Audio + Pictures - 17 May 2019
"Pei’s works around the world include museums, government buildings, hotels, schools and other structures built with stone, steel and glass.
One of his best known and most disputed works was built thirty years ago. Pei created a new entrance for the world-famous Louvre Museum in Paris."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"Chinese American architect I.M. Pei bursts out laughing while posing in front of the Louvre glass pyramid,
in the museum's Napoleon Courtyard, prior to its inauguration by French President Francois Mitterrand
on Wednesday, Mar. 29, 1989 in Paris."

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MIGRANTS

More than 50 migrants found in Channel on way to UK at weekend - 19 May 2019
"Home Office says 20 people found on boats on Saturday and a further 32 on Sunday"

(theguardian.com)

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PLASTIC POLLUTION

Plastic pollution: Flip-flop tide engulfs 'paradise' island - with pictures - 16 May 2019
"Scientists estimated that the beaches of Australia's Cocos (Keeling) Islands are strewn with around 414 million pieces of plastic pollution."

+ Deepest-ever sub dive finds plastic waste
+ Recycled plastic to make Glastonbury arena
+ Farmers could 'burn or bury' plastic
+ Why plastic recycling is so confusing

(BBC)


"Close to a million plastic shoes, mainly flip flops are among the torrent of debris
washed up on an "unspoilt paradise" in the Indian Ocean."

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WOMEN IN THE BOARD ROOM

UK energy companies fail to promote women to executive roles - 16 May 2019
"Male-dominated boards due to lack of flexible working and unconscious bias, report finds"

(theguardian.com)

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DRUG SMUGGLING

Frenchman sentenced to death over Indonesia drug smuggling - 20 May 2019
"A Frenchman has been sentenced to death for drug trafficking in a shock verdict after prosecutors had asked for a 20-year prison term."
+ Video: BBC Indonesia's Liston Siregar explains Indonesia's firm stance on drugs

+ Indonesia's new appetite for execution
(BBC)

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SYDNEY ZOO

Art installation lights up Sydney's zoo – in pictures
As part of this year’s Vivid Sydney festival, Taronga Zoo will feature an array of dazzling animal projections,
illuminated trails and giant multimedia light sculptures telling a story about wildlife conservation
Vivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo runs from 24 May-15 June

(theguardian)


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TRUMP / GOLF

TRUMP’S GOLF COSTS: $102 MILLION AND COUNTING - with videos and pictures - 22 May 2019
"Trump’s golf hobby has already cost taxpayers at least $102 million in extra travel and security expenses, and next month will achieve a new milestone:
a seven-figure presidential visit to another country so he can play at his own course."

[HuffPost]

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VIDEO GAMES

US Adults Are Spending Big on Video Games - Text + Audio + Picture - 21 May 2019
"In the United States, more than 164 million people play video games. That represents nearly 65 percent of all U.S. adults. 
About 46 percent of all U.S. gamers are female, although they often like different games than boys and men do."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"A gamer plays "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" on an Xbox One console during the Xbox Play Day 2014,
before the Gamescom 2014 fair in Cologne August 12, 2014."

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ELEPHANT CALF COLLAPSES WITH EXHAUSTION

Elephant calf 'collapses with exhaustion' while tied to its mother giving rides to tourists in Thailand - 23 May 2019
- Clip shows animal, believed to be age one, attached to mother by a chain 
- Elephant calf rolled on the ground as temperature approached 40C in Pattaya
- Incident was filmed by concerned tourist at Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens

Watch the video!
(dailymail.co.uk)

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GAME OF THRONES

Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke Had Epic Reactions To Final ‘Game Of Thrones’ Table Read - with videos - 27 May 2019
"The HBO documentary “The Last Watch” gave fans an inside look at the cast reading the scripts from the final season and reacting to that big Daenerys-Jon Snow moment."

(huffpost.com)

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POEM

My Heart: An Emotional Intelligence Primer in the Form of an Uncommonly Tender Illustrated Poem About Our Capacity for Love - with pictures
“My heart is a shadow, a light and a guide. Closed or open… I get to decide.”
(brainpickings.org)

My heart is a window,
My heart is a slide.
My heart can be closed
or opened up wide.

Some days it’s a puddle.
Some days it’s a stain.
Some days it is cloudy
and heavy with rain...

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FINDING THE SHIP LOST FOR MORE THAN 300 YEARS

"The Vasa set sail in 1628 and sank after two hours. The former Swedish military vessel would lay buried under the sea until 1961,
when it was found and was brought to the surface." - A VIDEO

 

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14/05/2019


4 SEANCES

Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges) :
"Voici mon petit atelier de 4 séances sur Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone pour des 6èmes/5èmes.
J'ai resseré la thématique au maximum autour des premiers chapitres du livre, avant l'envol pour Diagon Alley pour rester concentré sur les Dursley,
la vie d'Harry chez eux et les personnages nocturnes devant le 4 Privet Drive.
Les deux premières séances se terminent par de courts Escape Games
tandis que les 2 suivantes visent la mise en place d'une saynète jouée et filmée."
http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/for-teachers-only/harry-potter.html



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GROUPS OF ANIMALS

Do You Know the Fun Terms for These Groups of Animals? - with pictures - interactive
(mentalfloss.com)

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LESSON PLANS

Cuba starts rationing food and other products (May 13, 2019) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Cuba's government has announced that it is starting the rationing of food and other basic products."
Try the same news story at these easier levels: Cuba Rationing - Level 0Cuba Rationing - Level 1   or  Cuba Rationing - Level 2
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)

Garbage collectors start library with abandoned books (May 09, 2019) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Garbage collectors in the Turkish capital Ankara are recycling the books they find in the trash."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Libraries - Level 0Libraries - Level 1   or  Libraries - Level 2
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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NORTH KOREA / US

N. Korea Launches Missiles, US Seizes Ship for Violating Sanctions - Text + Audio + Pictures - 9 May 2019
"The United States said it has seized a North Korean ship that was used to violate international sanctions.
The incident was announced hours after North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range, or distance, missiles on Thursday."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRUMP / THE PRESS

TRUMP LAUNCHES ANOTHER ATTACK ON THE PRESS - with videos - 9 May 2019
" The Trump administration has begun enforcing new rules that severely limit the number of journalists given press passes
that afford them easier access to the White House, according to reporters at The Washington Post."

[HuffPost]

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TRUMP / IRAN

US 'blames Iran' for damage to tankers in Gulf of Oman - with pictures and a video - 14 May 2019
"US investigators believe Iran or groups it supports used explosives to damage four ships off the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, media reports say."
+ Video: US special representative for Iran: 'We are not looking to get into a war'

+ Iran country profile
(BBC)

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THE PRESS

Mena Mangal: journalist and political adviser shot dead in Kabul - with pictures - 11 May 2019
"Mangal, a prominent Afghan presenter, had said in recent days that she feared for her life"

(theguardian.com)

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CLEANING UP A NUCLEAR DISASTER

Cleaning Up A Nuclear Disaster
"In recent memory, there have been two major nuclear disasters: the Chernobyl disaster in Russia and the Fukushima nuclear explosion in Japan.
And in the aftermath of these two events, workers are still cleaning up radioactive material from the sites and trying to rehabilitate the areas."

(neatorama.com)



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PLASTIC

Scientists Create New Plastic that Could Be Fully Recyclable - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 12 May 2019
"U.S. researchers report they have created a kind of plastic that could lead to products that are 100 percent recyclable."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TAEKWONDO

The taekwondo black belt who runs the Nasdaq - with pictures - 13 May 2019
"The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world.
This week we speak to Adena Friedman, the chief executive of US stock market giant Nasdaq."

(BBC)

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