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09/03/2015


SOLAR IMPULSE

Solar plane journey's first leg ends - Article + Video - 9 March 2015
"A record-breaking attempt to fly around the world in a solar-powered plane has completed its first leg."

(BBC)

SOLAR IMPULSE 2, THE #RTW SOLAR AIRPLANE - with videos
"Solar Impulse is the only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel."

(info.solarimpulse.com)

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CATS

Tourists flock to see Japan's 'Cat Island' - 3 March 2015 - NEW LINK
"Tourists from around Japan have been flocking to a tiny fishing community, to see what has been nicknamed Cat Island.
The 22 humans who live on Aoshima, off Ehime prefecture, are greatly outnumbered by a population over of 120 cats."

(BBC)

 

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ELEPHANTS / CIRCUS

Major US circus group to stop using elephants in its shows - 5 March 2015
"Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus said many spectators were no longer comfortable having elephants as part of the show...
Feld Entertainment, Ringling's parent company, said its 43 elephants would live at an animal conservation centre in Florida."

(BBC)

 

 

U.S. circus to end use of elephants (March 08, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"One of the largest circus companies in the USA will soon no longer have performing elephants as part of its shows."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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TRESPASSING

Arrest after man spends night on roof of Parliament - 8 March 2015 
(BBC)

 

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GREYHOUND RACING

Australia's greyhound racing industry uses live bait - Article + Video - 18 February 2015
"The future of Australia's greyhound racing industry is in doubt after an undercover investigation revealed
trainers used live rabbits, possums and piglets to prepare dogs for competition."

Warning: This story contains images some viewers may find disturbing.
(3news.co.nz)

Calls to ban greyhound racing in Australia after 'sickening' live baiting - 17 February 2015
"Authorities suspend greyhound trainers in Australia after animal welfare groups film them
illegally using live rabbits and possums to “blood” their dogs."

Warning: This story contains images some viewers may find disturbing.
(telegraph.co.uk)

Live piglets and possums filmed being used to illegally bait racing greyhounds in Australia - Article + Video - 17 February 2015
Warning: This story contains images some viewers may find disturbing.
(independent.co.uk)

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

International Women's Day celebrated around the world - 9 March 2015
(BBC)

 

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SELMA

America's 50-year journey from Bloody Sunday in Selma - 7 March 2015
"Of all the battles of the civil rights era, few have been lodged quite so firmly in the American memory as "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Alabama."

(BBC)

 

Selma "is a 2014 historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb and DuVernay.[5]
 It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel,[6][7] Hosea Williams,
and Martin Luther King, Jr. of SCLC and John Lewis of SNCC."

(Wikipedia)

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05/03/2015


THE LOCH NESS MONSTER

ESL Video Quiz: The Loch Ness Monster - Video + Interactive quiz
(eslvideo.com)

 

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Thanks to Sophie Morin (Ac. Orléans-Tours)

 


RED NOSE DAY

RED NOSE DAY 2015 - on Friday 13th March
WHAT IS RED NOSE DAY?
PAST RED NOSE DAYS

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ART

100+ Famous Artists and Their Studios - with PHOTOS
"All these photos are intentionally mixed up – you will find very famous and a bit less popular painters, sculptors, architects and even their Muses. Some of them are contemporary, but you will also find genius Great Masters."

(boredpanda.com)

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ELEPHANTS

Habitat destruction threatens China's wild elephants - 4 March 2015 
"The greatest threat to China's wild elephants is no longer poaching but habitat destruction.
Rain forests are cleared to make way for rubber plantations."

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Prince William calls to end ivory trade on China visit - 4 March 2015 
(BBC)

 

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CYBERSPIES

NSA-GCHQ Snowden leaks: A glossary of the key terms - 28 January 2014 
"When the Guardian and Washington Post newspapers published the first of Edward Snowden's NSA-GCHQ leaks in June,
it unleashed a stream of abbreviations, acronyms and jargon describing the cyberspies' activities."

+ The new meaning of spyware
(BBC)

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RIO de JANEIRO

Rio de Janeiro celebrates 450th birthday with huge cake - PHOTOS - 2 March 2015 
(BBC)

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BILLIONAIRES

Forbes - The World's Billionaires - List - 2015 Ranking - with photos
1. Bill Gates
(forbes.com)

Les 10 personnes les plus riches de la planète - PHOTOS
(20minutes.fr)

Classement Forbes: Michael Jordan et des stars de la Silicon Valley rejoignent le club des milliardaires - 3 Mars 2015
"Les nouveaux riches viennent d'abord de Chine (71), des Etats-Unis (57), d'Inde (28) et d'Allemagne (23)."

(20minutes.fr)

Bill Gates is named world's richest person again - 2 March 2015 
"Mr Gates has now been top of the list for 16 of the last 21 years."

(BBC)

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GREENPEACE

Talking Movies: How Greenpeace began - 5 March 2015
"One of the key attractions of the True/False documentary film festival, which gets under way in Missouri this week,
is the documentary How to Change the World.
British director Jerry Rothwell's film focuses on the early days of Greenpeace.
Talking Movies' Tom Brook went to meet him."

(BBC)

 

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03/03/2015


MUSIC

Cut music to an hour a day (March 02, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The World Health Organisation (WHO) is worried that 1.1 billion teenagers and people in their twenties and early thirties
are damaging their hearing by listening to loud music."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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HOMELESS

The Freezing Homeless Child! (Social Experiment)
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Karine Richard (Ac. Nantes)


GAMES

Games - Niveau 6ème - Créés par Alice Johns (Ac. Nice) :

- dans la rubrique physical description : http://LearningApps.org/view811760
- dans la rubrique talents ('CAN'): http://learningapps.org/view692866   
et    http://ekladata.com/englishweb.eklablog.com/perso/hot-potatoes/talents/page1.htm
- dans la rubrique préposition de lieu : http://learningapps.org/display?v=pm4bat1ft
- dans la rubrique des quantifieurs : http://ekladata.com/englishweb.eklablog.com/perso/game-some-any/millionaire-a-some-any-a-lot-of-.swf
- dans la rubrique pronoms sujet : http://ekladata.com/englishweb.eklablog.com/perso/Fling-the-teacher/Pronouns.swf

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WIND ENERGY

Wind Energy: Pros and Cons - a lesson + Video + Lesson transcript
" To unlock this lesson you must be an Education Portal Member."  Create your account

(education-portal.com)

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WHAT DO YOU CARRY WITH YOU?

What do you carry with you? - PHOTOS
(jasontravisphoto.com)

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