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31/03/2015


IDIOMS

Confessions of an Idiom
"Everyone has Skeletons in their Closet but what happens if one day the Elephant in the Room decides to make the Skeleton in the Closet bring the truth to light? The Skeleton isn’t one to confess to his crimes so easily. Mayhem ensues in this power struggle with a world full of idioms."

(vimeo.com)

TALK2US: Spontaneous Idioms
"Marsha and Anna decide to "go with the flow" when they teach the idioms we use when we don't plan ahead."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Learn English: 7 FACE Expressions
(YouTube)

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Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf's final letter read by Juliet Stevenson
"Virginia Woolf's final letter final letter was found by her husband Leonard on the day she disappeared in 1941.
Her body was found some weeks later in the River Ouse, dressed in an overcoat with pockets filled with stones.
The actress Juliet Stevenson reads out her final epistle."

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30/03/2015


PRINCE WILLIAM

Prince William starts new Bond Air Services job training to fly air ambulance missions - 30 March 2015
(dailymail.co.uk)

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PLANES

World airlines change cockpit rules (March 29, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Airlines across the world have begun putting in place requirements for two crew members to always be present in the cockpit."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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BREAKFAST

Routine Republic | 2015 Taco Bell® Breakfast Short Film
"Escape from the Routine Republic’s boring breakfast routine and defect to the next generation of breakfast at Taco Bell."

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DEPARTMENT STORE

A history of the department store
"From Victorian London to Soviet-era Moscow, department stores have changed the way we shop and have shaped global culture.
Jonathan Glancey investigates."

Open for business / Revolution / Modern tims / Shopper's world
(BBC)

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ANIMALS

All animal life in 35 photos
"Every animal on Earth belongs to one of about 35 groups called "phyla". Some are familiar, but others are profoundly strange."

(BBC)

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CLIMATE CHANGE

A student's guide to global climate change
(epa.gov)

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Thanks to Sébastien Plou

 


ART

Kathmandu graffiti: Street art has made the walls come to life
(BBC)

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AFGHANISTAN

Obama pledges to keep nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan - 25 March 2015
(BBC)

 

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GCHQ

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)
"is a British intelligence and security organisation responsible
for providing signals intelligence (SIGINT) and information assurance to the British government and armed forces.[2] 
Based in "The Doughnut", in the suburbs of Cheltenham, it operates under the formal direction of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC)
alongside the Security Service (MI5), theSecret Intelligence Service (MI6) and Defence Intelligence (DI).
GCHQ is the responsibility of the UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs,
but it is not a part of the Foreign Office and its Director ranks as a Permanent Secretary...
In 2013, GCHQ received considerable media attention when the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed
that the agency was in the process of collecting all online and telephone data in the UK via the Tempora programme.[3] 
Snowden's revelations began a spate of ongoing disclosures of global surveillance."

(Wikipedia)



GCHQ - The latest news and comment on the Government Communications Headquarters
(theguardian.com)

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SURVEY MAPS

Smiling Scots, worried Welsh and lazy Londoners: survey maps regional personality types - 25 March 2015
(theguardian.com)

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Thanks to Fabienne Robin (Ac. Bordeaux)

 


DEATH PENALTY

The five ways the US executes - in 45 seconds - VIDEO - 25 March 2015
"As Utah reauthorises the use of firing squads to carry out executions,
BBC news looks at the other ways different US states can execute inmates."

(BBC)

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RICHARD III

Richard III's burial takes place - 26 March 2015
"The remains of King Richard III have been buried at Leicester Cathedral.
A special service took place during which actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who's a distant relation of the king, read a poem.
The poem was specially written for the occasion by poet Carol Ann Duffy.
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+ Who was Richard III?
(BBC)

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29/03/2015


SHOPS

Learn English With Photos 18 - Shop Names Revisited
"In this episode of Learn English With Photos, we take another look at plays on words and puns used in UK shop names (see earlier episode).
You can download a transcript and glossary here, and find all previous episode of Learn English With Photos on YouTube."

(englishblog.com)

 

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AUSTRALIA

Australia:

  • un diaporama pour aborder le chapitre 'Australie' et préparer l'écoute de l'audio tour [livre Enjoy English 4e]
  • il permet aussi de revoir ou d'apprendre à construire les questions avec "how"

Créé par Murielle Pennetier (Ac. Orléans-Tours)

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24/03/2015


RICHARD III

Richard III: More than 5,000 people visit Leicester Cathedral coffin on first day - 23 March 2015
+ Richard III - Controversy King
(BBC)

Richard III to be buried again - 23 March 2015
(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

#RichardReburied - PHOTOS
(facebook.com)

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WORLD WATER DAY

World Water Day Twitter Challenge - VIDEO
"Almost a billion people live without clean drinking water. For World Water Day (March 22nd), UNICEF has found water on Twitter
and proposes us to give it to the children of Togo ! http://h2o-challenge.com/ #h2oChallenge."
+ TRANSCRIPT + MORE RESOURCES + Related articles 

(englishblog.com)

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AD / SEA

Ad of the Day — Sea Legend
"This beautiful ad is part of a campaign warning about the threat of overfishing, specifically in relation to tuna...
Visit the superb Sea Legend website to find out more. I've textivated the voiceover below, and you can find the original text here..."

(englishblog.com)

 

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KITCHEN

The 45 secrets of David Cameron's middle class kitchen - with an interactive photo - 20 March 2015
"David Cameron opened up his kitchen, including the contents of his pantry, to a camera crew this week.
Here we decipher the fancy spices, herbal teas and large amount of baking ingredients that prove he is a very middle class prime minister.
From the Groovy Food virgin coconut oil to the Bart's Zatar..."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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ART

Les 12 œuvres d'art les plus chères de 2014 - PHOTOS
(20minutes.fr)

Les tapisseries de Marc Chagall - PHOTOS
(20minutes.fr)

Voyage au temps de Klimt à la Pinacothèque - PHOTOS
(20minutes.fr)

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BUS

Luxury bus is here to disrupt your S.F. commute - 18 March 2015
"Leap is San Francisco's latest attempt to #disrupt transit. The bus is a tech buzz word dream. It's WiFi-enabled, USB outlet-equipped,
Blue Bottle Coffee-serving, Bluetooth-check-in ready and GPS-trackable. Oh, and it has its own social networking component.."

+ PHOTOS + VIDEO
(sfgate.com)

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20/03/2015


Mark TWAIN

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain - Article + Audio + Video + Quiz
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County - Video with the text
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ANIMATIONS

Destiny (court métrage d'animation)
(YouTube)

 

The Feast - Disney  
"Winston est un petit chien errant qui se fait adopter par un homme.
Choyé et nourrit comme un roi, Winston va pouvoir satisfaire sa soif de gourmandise grâce à son maître qui lui prépare de bon repas,
certes caloriques et gras, mais apparemment très appétissant.
Un jour, son maître va trouver l'amour et un grand changement culinaire va alors se mettre en place..."

(dailymotion.com)



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DRONES

Amazon drone trial gets US regulator approval - 19 March 2015
"The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved Amazon's plans to begin testing drones for online deliveries.
The FAA said it had granted Amazon a certificate for people with pilot's licenses to test the unmanned aircraft.
The drones must be flown at 400 feet or below during daylight hours, and must remain within sight of the pilot..."

(BBC)

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MAGNA CARTA

What is Magna Carta?
"Why is this old piece of parchment considered to be such a powerful symbol of our rights and freedoms?
Narrated by Monty Python’s Terry Jones, this animation takes you back to medieval times, when England under the reign of Bad King John.
It asks why Magna Carta was originally created and what it meant to those living in the 13th century."

(YouTube)
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(bl.uk)
Learn more about the Magna Carta at the British Library.

 


800 Years of Magna Carta
"Over the centuries Magna Carta has influenced kings and statesmen, lawyers and lawmakers, prisoners, Chartists and Suffragettes.
Narrated by Monty Python’s Terry Jones, this animation explores Magna Carta’s 800-year legacy."

(YouTube)

 

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