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February 2014




 

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MARCH 2014 - Part 1 - NEW SITES


 

15/03/2014


CINEMA

Hitchcock Techniques Part 1 + Part 2
(YouTube)


Martin Scorsese on Story vs. Plot
"Jon Favreau interviewing Martin Scorsese for the third season of Dinner for Five - in this excerpt Jon asks him about story versus plot in filmmaking."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Martine Jacques (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

 


YOSEMITE

45 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Yosemite National Park
(rsvlts.com)

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COMIC STRIPS

27 AMAZING Facts About Comics - mental floss on YouTube (Ep.49)
"This week, John looks at some AMAZING facts behind some of our favorite comic strips
including Garfield, Peanuts, Blondie, The Family Circus, and many more."

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ROBOTS

Monsieur COK
"Mister Cok is the owner of a large bomb factory. Looking for efficiency and profit, he decides to replace his workers by sophisticated robots.
The formers stare helplessly at the toil of the robotic labourers. But one of the workers does not accept being discarded so easily..."

(vimeo.com)
Read more about the film at its website

 

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BOOKS



Getting the Book Invented
"Animation for a competition run by the Literary Platform to design motion graphics to accompany a prophetic recording
by Douglas Adams from back in 1993 detailing the invention of the electronic book."

(vimeo.com)



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DICKENS

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens - PODCASTS
"This new full-cast adaptation tells the classic story of a young boy's adventures and mishaps in Victorian London.
The 10 episodes are faithful to the plot and language of Dickens' original story.
Please note that the adaptation also includes some scenes - again from the original story - which depict violence and crime.
There is also a set Programme Notes for the series, providing a range of further activities and mapping the content to the curriculum."

(BBC)

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Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

 


OCEAN / GARBAGE

A worksheet (created by Carole Racine - Ac. Lille)
to go with the video :
Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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FOOD

Food Maps of the World
(neatorama.com)

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MONEY / FAMILY

Gift - Singapore Drama Short Film
"A son confronts the resentment towards his father only to realise his true intentions."

(YouTube)

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SUGAR

Cartoon: Sugarholics Anonymous
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + VOCABULARY + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

The HISTORY of the ENGLISH LANGUAGE | INFOGRAPHIC
(englisharoundpictures.over-blog.com)

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SPORTS CAR

Reuters Video: The world's fastest sports car + TRANSCRIPT + VOCABULARY
"The Hennessey Venom GT sets a new speed record to become the world's fastest sports car. Linda So reports."

+ Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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PEOPLE TRAFFICKING

People trafficking: Ordeal for those coming to UK - 4 March 2014
"People trafficked into the UK may already have spent years travelling before they arrive, a BBC investigation has found.
They also face violence and are treated like slaves by the criminal gangs transporting them."

(BBC)

Anti-slavery teams to be introduced at UK airports - 21 February 2014 
"Specialist anti-slavery teams are to be based inside UK airports in a bid to clamp down on human trafficking, ministers have announced."

(BBC)

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TATTOOS

Reuters Video: The committed and the curious visit the first day of the Paris Tattoo Fair + TRANSCRIPT
"Parisians are tattooed en masse as fair comes to town. Sasha Salama reports."

+ Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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PHONETICS

The Phonetic Chart - with the pronunciation
"Use the phonetic chart to learn the sounds of English. Then do a quiz to see how well you have learnt them."

(stuff.co.uk)

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SOCIAL NETWORKS / SONG

Too many friends by Placebo
"The song deals with people on the internet and being far more close to friends on the internet, rather than off the computer.
It's also about loneliness, which Molko said was the "modern version of, 'I’m sitting by the phone, waiting for you to call.'"[2][3]"

(Wikipedia)
+ LYRICS :
"I got too many friends
Too many people that I'll never meet
And I'll never be there for..."

(azlyrics.com)

 

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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

Videos for Saint Patrick's Day
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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LESSON PLAN / CINEMA

Warm Bodie: Modal Verbs for Advice - a lesson plan
" This is an awesome movie. It is funny, but not stupid. I loved the way the story is told - from the point of view of the zombie. I recommend it."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)



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DICKENS

'Oliver Twist' :
Activities - Learning Resources - Themes - Teacher Centre
- Film and Media - Study Guide
(filmeducation.org)

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Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

 


SONG

Milky Chance - Fairy Tale
"You are a fairy-tale
Don't you wanna stay?
You are a fairy-tale 
I hope that you don't run away..."

(lyricsmania.com)
Listen to the song on YouTube.

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LESSON PLANS / CINEMA

Saving Grace - a lesson plan
"The animated film explains how by providing a free meal at school, Mary’s Meals can enable more children to go to school,
eat, learn, and break the poverty cycle for future generations."

Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Time: 90 minutes
Activity: Watching two short films, speaking, dictation and critical thinking
Topic: Hunger
Language: Language related to hunger, education and non-governmental associations
Materials: Two short films and discussion questions

(film-english.com)




Soulmate
- a lesson plan
"This EFL lesson plan is designed around a beautiful short film and interactive questionnaire by Arturo Perez and the theme of soulmates.
Students discuss love and soulmates, watch a short film and listen for specific information,
and answer an interactive questionnaire to discover the possibilities of finding their soulmate."
Language level: Upper Intermediate (B2) – Advanced (C1)
Time: 90 minutes

Topic: Soulmates and true love
Language: Vocabulary to describe love and relationships.

(film-english.com)

 

R.I.P.D. - Verbs of Perception - a lesson plan
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)


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FOLK MUSIC

American Folk Music Set the Tone for Cultural and Social Changes - AUDIO + SCRIPT
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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14/03/2014


NATURAL DISASTERS

The Natural Disasters Home Safety Guide
(choicehomewarranty.com)

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OCEAN / GARBAGE

Great Pacific Garbage Patch - 1'20
(YouTube)

 

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MAN

MAN - 3'36
"Animation created in Flash and After Effects looking at man's relationship with the natural world."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Muriel O'Mahony (Ac. Montpellier)

 


James BOND

IGN's Top 007 Bond Gadgets - 4'59
(YouTube)

 

 

James Bond's iPhone The Gadget Show interview with Sir Roger Moore - 3'23
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Armelle Meyer (Ac. Bordeaux)

 


VOCABULARY

Les enquêtes policières :

- Les indices :
Une animation (avec images) sur les indices dans un crime
Un jeu "mind the bombs" (sous forme de diaporama powerpoint) sur les indices dans un crime

- Les armes :
Une animation (avec images) sur les armes d'un crime
Un jeu "mind the bombs" sur le vocabulaire des armes d'un crime

Créés par Magali Pauzié (Ac. Montpellier)
(jerevisemonanglais.fr)

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GLOBAL WARMING

How global warming works - with 5 videos
(howglobalwarmingworks.org)

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Thanks to Laurence Bernard (Ac. Martinique)

 


SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

Saint Patrick's Day Crossword
"Next Monday (March 17th) is Saint Patrick's Day, so here's a crossword based on vocabulary associated with Ireland's national day.
Click here to download a PDF version with solution, and here for an interactive web version which should work on tablets.
Click here for more Saint Patrick's Day resources."

(englishblog.com)

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ROUTE 66

Route 66 - AUDIO + WORKSHEETS
by Laurence  Bernard (Ac. Martinique)
(absolutenglish.org)

The Meaning of Beat (Generation)
(archives.waiting-forthe-sun.net)

See Videos about Jack KEROUAC

 

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FOOD / BREAKFAST

What Does the World Eat for Breakfast?
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


LESSON PLANS

Texting while walking is dangerous (March 12, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Reading or writing text messages while you are walking is dangerous. A new study says it is more dangerous than texting while driving."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

One in three EU women experienced violence (March 08, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"About a third of all women in the European Union have experienced violence at some time in their life."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Half-a-billion dollars of bitcoins disappear (March 04, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Almost 500 million dollars of bitcoins disappeared from a company in Japan.
The company is called Mt. Gox and it was one of the world's biggest dealers in bitcoins."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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IRELAND / SEGPA

Blarney Caravan and Camping Park + a worksheet (3ème SEGPA)
Created by Colette Alloing (Ac. Lyon)


Map of Dublin



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Norman ROCKWELL

“THE PROBLEM WE ALL LIVE WITH” NORMAN ROCKWELL - a worksheet
Created by Colette Alloing (Ac. Lyon)

Girl Returning From Camp by Norman Rockwell
"Another title for this painting isHome From Camp."
(best-norman-rockwell-art.com)

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10/03/2014


IRELAND

Facts about Ireland - a worksheet
Created by Mélanie Yevnine Bassène (from SENEGAL) :
"J'ai utilisé le magnifique slideshow créé par Renée Maufroid sur l'Irlande ( http://www.quia.com/hm/725687.html?AP_rand=938603343 )
et j'ai préparé le worksheet."

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DOVER

A day trip to Dover
"Explore the picture, look and listen, then play the game..."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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08/03/2014


NATIVE AMERICANS

Une worksheet avec 2 cartes: celle des tribus indiennes et celle des réserves
créée par Mélanie Yevnine Bassène (Sénégal)

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06/03/2014


MISCELLANEOUS

Travaux élaborés par Colette Alloing en collaboration avec sa collègue Céline Pellicier (Ac. Lyon) :

Contrat de Classe SEGPA

Conseils pour réussir en classe d'anglais 6ème 5ème 2013-2014

Conseils pour réussir en classe d'anglais 4ème 3ème 2013-2014

Bookquest New Enjoy 6

BOOKQUEST NEW ENJOY 5ème

Bookquest 2012 Enjoy 4ème

BOOKQUEST ENJOY ENGLISH 3ème 2012

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MONTHS and SEASONS

Months and Seasons
- Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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03/03/2014


A NEW PAGE :

Edward HOPPER

THE PAINTER
'NIGHTHAWKS'
'THE AUTOMAT'
ACTIVITIES

avec un travail de Colette Alloing (Ac. Lyon) sur 'NIGHTHAWKS'

 

01/03/2014


RESCUE

Astonishing bravery of boy who risked his life to save baby deer in Bangladesh river by holding it above raging floodwaters 
(dailymail.co.uk)

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ETHNICITY

The changing state of US ethnicity - 3 November 2012
"This video looks at where US immigrants have originated from in the past,
how the US population has defined itself within government census data and how these patterns could change in the future."

(BBC)

 

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Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 


PASSIVE VOICE

Green Lantern: Passive x Active Voice - a lesson plan
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)


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RECIPE

Victoria Sponge cake
"Click on the cake to learn some vocabulary, then click on "Play this game" and take the listening quiz."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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INTERNET

Monthly lesson plan - Online safety
" In this lesson, students start by talking about how they use the internet, they then watch a video about online safety and read about staying safe online. They do a speaking activity based on the video and the text, and finish by making a poster with their top tips for staying safe online."

Level: B1/2
Time: 60 minutes +

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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SYNONYMS

Pair and Other Words Meaning Two
(dailywritingtips.com)

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GOOGLE GLASS

Google: How not to be a "Glasshole" - 19 February 2014
"Preview models have already proven popular with doctors and professional sports teams, along with a growing number of early adopters...
But the devices have not been welcome everywhere..."

(cbsnews.com)

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Thanks to Armelle Meyer (Ac. Bordeaux)

 


DEATH PENALTY

BBC HARDtalk - Allen Ault - Former Commissioner of Corrections, Georgia, USA (14-2-14)
"HARDtalk gets a rare insight from Allen Ault, who spent years running the corrections system in the southern US state of Georgia.
He organised the killing of criminals until he could stand it no more. Now he is an opponent of the death penalty. Why?"

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

 


Norman ROCKWELL

Rockwell - The problem we all live with
Niveau 3ème -  en préparation de l'Histoire des arts.

Créé par Colette Alloing  (Ac. Lyon)
"La description du tableau est largement inspirée du travail de Mrs Haquet." (Ac. Grenoble)

+ The story of Ruby Bridges : Text + Questions

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CINEMA

Text to Text | ‘Twelve Years a Slave,’ and ‘An Escape That Has Long Intrigued Historians’
"We chose to pair an excerpt from the original text by Solomon Northup with a recent Times article 
that discusses Mr. Northup’s narrative in the context of the antislavery literary genre."

+ IDEAS For Writing or Discussion
(learning.blogs.nytimes.com)

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Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

 


ROBOTS

Robots smarter than humans by 2029 (February 26, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A scientist said robots will be more intelligent than humans by 2029.
The scientist's name is Ray Kurzweil. He works for Google as Director of Engineering."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)


Do We Need Humans?
"In this episode, TED speakers consider the promises and perils of our relationship with technology."

(npr.org)

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MOUNT RUSHMORE

Mt Rushmore
"Explore the photo, listen and read, then play the game (Rags and Riches)."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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