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19/03/2016


JOBS

World's toughest jobs
"Series following the journey of three hard-up young Brits as they leave the UK in a bid to find their pot of gold by taking on one of the world's toughest jobs."
Episodes / Clips / Profiles / Jobs / Workers
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STORY

'Paul Bunyan,' An American Folk Tale - Text + Audio + Video
"Today we tell a traditional American story called a “tall tale.” A tall tale is a story about a person who is larger than life.
The descriptions in the story are exaggerated – much greater than in real life.
Here's a tall tale about Paul Bunyan, a hero of North America’s lumberjacks."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CONNECTED VEHICLES

FBI warns on risks of car hacking - 18 March 2016
"The FBI and the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have added their voices to growing concerns about the risk of cars being hacked.
In an advisory note it warns the public to be aware of "cybersecurity threats" related to connected vehicles."

(BBC)

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BICYCLES

Ovarian Psycos: A bicycle crew that rides for feminism - Article + Video - 18 March 2016
"These women wear bandannas emblazoned with Fallopian tubes and are taking to the streets to protest domestic violence and promote female empowerment, reports Christian Blauvelt."
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NORTH KOREA

UN condemns N Korea 'unacceptable' missile launches - 19 March 2016
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ISIS

Suspect in Paris Bombings Captured Alive - 19 March 2016
"This is a breaking news story. Audio for this report will follow shortly. Thank you for your patience."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

'We got him': Paris attack ringleader Salah Abdeslam shot and arrested - 18 March 2016
(telegraph.co.uk)

Syria conflict: Russia 'steps up strikes on IS at Palmyra' - 18 March 2016
(BBC)

Turkey v Syria's Kurds v Islamic State - 19 February 2016
"Turkey has renewed its bombardment of Kurdish fighters of the People's Protection Units (YPG) inside Syria,
prompting calls for restrain from the UN, US and EU."

(BBC)

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MIGRANTS

Migrant crisis: Amnesty hits out at EU over Turkey deal - Article + Video - 19 March 2016
"Amnesty International has accused European leaders of "double speak" over a deal to return migrants to Turkey."

(BBC)

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SPACE

Veteran astronaut on ISS for third time - VIDEO - 19 March 2016
(BBC)

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PLANES

FlyDubai plane crash kills more than 60 in Russian city of Rostov-on-Don - 19 March 2016
(theguardian.com)

Air disasters timeline - 1 November 2015
(BBC)

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18/03/2016


AMERICA

LA TRISTE REALITE DE NOTRE SYSTEME
(YouTube)


 

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POLLUTION

AEQUOREA,
A MULTI-USE OCEANSCRAPER PRINTED IN 3D FROM THE SEVENTH CONTINENT'S GARBAGE,
THE 5 OCEAN GYRES, RIO DE JANEIRO 2015, BRAZIL
PROGRAM : A multi-use oceanscraper printed in 3D from the seventh continent's garbage
LOCATION : The 5 Ocean Gyres and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
HOUSING SURFACE AREA : 1.375.000 m²
DIMENSIONS : 500 meters width, 1000 meters depth, 250 floors (1/4 for permaculture and agro-ecology)
PROGRAM : 10 000 housing (between 25 & 250m²), fab labs, offices, co-working spaces, workshops, scientific basis, sea farms, organic agriculture,
community orchards and food gardens, phytopurification lagoons, coral gardens, etc.

BUILDING COST : 1950 euros/m²
STATUS : Research & Developmen
(vincent.callebaut.org)

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SHAKESPEARE

Explore Shakespeare’s England
"Celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary this year in the place he called home, right in the heart of England. #Shakespeare2016."

(shakespeare.visitbritain.com)

Shakespeare's Hamlet - a lesson plan
"Hamlet is one of a series of lesson plans to accompany the short animated videos of five of Shakespeare’s plays on LearnEnglish Teens...
In this lesson, students will discuss the idea of ‘taking revenge’, and watch a video about Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. Students will check their
understanding of the plot and characters in the play, and then work together to ask for and give advice to the main character, Hamlet."

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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ART

My date with Michelangelo - 4 March 2016
"The world-famous British Museum has a secret: a hidden study where anyone may request private viewings of prints and drawings
by Rembrandt, Michelangelo and more."

(BBC)

Women Listening To Men In Western Art History
(the-toast.net)

 

Satirical Illustrations by Pawel Kuczynski
"Polish illustrator Pawel Kuczynski cleverly uses satire to portray today’s social, political and cultural reality.
At first sight, his illustrations might seem funny, but when you look closer, they actually show some serious problems of today’s world."

(boredpanda.com)

 

Loving Vincent: An All-painting Feature Film
"There have been movie biographies of Vincent Van Gogh before, but the as-yet-unfinished film Loving Vincent has a twist. It will be the first feature-length movie made entirely of paintings. The animated film will require 56,800 oil on canvas paintings, 12 for every second of the movie. The paintings, by a crew of 100 artists, will all evoke Van Gogh’s unique style, and will reference 120 of his works. The plot is based on 800 of his letters."

 

 

A Cool Collection Of Epic Snow Sculptures
(neatorama.com)

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ROBOTS

How much should we fear the rise of artificial intelligence? - 18 March 2016
"From the games program AlphaGo to the movie 2001, we are often warned of the threats posed by computers.
But there is a way to live alongside technology."

(theguardian.com)

Robot maker Boston Dynamics put up for sale by Google, reports say - 18 March 2016
"Firm failed to integrate with the wider Google workforce, and its ‘terrifying’ robots sparked concern about negative press."

(theguardian.com)


"Atlas, the Boston Dynamics robot, being hit with a hockey stick."

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VIDEO GAMES

The 25 hardest video games of all time - 18 March 2016
"From the darkest corners of gaming history, here are the shooters, platformers and beat-’em-ups that took no prisoners."

(theguardian.com)

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MIGRANTS

Migrant crisis: Turkey and EU leaders close in on deal - 18 March 2016
"European Union negotiators and Turkey have agreed a draft deal over the migrant crisis, which must now be approved by the 28 EU leaders.
Under the scheme, migrants arriving in Greece after midnight Sunday will be sent back to Turkey if their asylum claim is rejected.
In return, EU countries will resettle thousands of migrants from Turkey."
(BBC)

‘In Iraq I would have died quickly. Here I feel I am dying, but very slowly’ - 18 March 2016
"Millennial refugees explain how their lives have been changed by conflict."
(theguardian.com)

The Turkish graveyard of anonymous migrants - VIDEO - 18 March 2016
(BBC)

The man fleeing Syria in a wheel chair - VIDEO - 17 March 2016
(BBC)

Anti-Immigrant Party Wins Seats in Germany - Text + Audio - 15 March 2016
"The Alternative for Deutschland party won seats in three German election. The new party opposes mass immigration to Germany
and is at odds with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open immigration policy."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Tensions Rise in Greek Refugee Camp - Text + Audio - 15 March 2016
"Few of the nearly 16,000 refugees living in the camp understand that the EU and Turkey have reached a limited agreement. The EU will take one Syrian refugee from Turkey for each Syrian refugee that Turkey takes from Greece. EU leaders will meet soon to discuss the plan."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Migrants Being Helped to Leave Libya - Text + Audio - 15 March 2016
"A recent United Nations report said government officials, armed groups and smugglers have violated the rights of migrants in Libya. Many migrants have
been detained without charges for long periods and have been tortured, forced to work without pay, and have suffered other kinds of abuse."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Migrant crisis: Migration to Europe explained in seven charts - 4 March 2016
"More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis as countries struggled to cope with the influx,
and creating division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling people."

(BBC)

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US ELECTIONS

The most radical Republican? - VIDEO - 18 March 2016
(BBC)

Clinton and Trump surge with victories - 17 March 2016
"Donald Trump mocks 'barking' Hillary Clinton in advert." Watch the video.

(BBC)

US election 2016: Who's funding Trump, Sanders and the rest? - 17 March 2016
"The role of money has become an issue all its own in this election cycle.
Bernie Sanders has called for an end to big money in politics while billionaire Donald Trump is using his own wealth to fund part of his campaign."

(BBC)

Simpsons writer says President Trump episode was 'warning to US' - 17 March 2016
"Writer of Bart to the Future episode, aired almost exactly 16 years ago, says idea was consistent with vision of US ‘going insane’."

(theguardian.com)



 

 

Trump-Sanders GIF Goes Viral - Article + Videos - 15 March 2016
"A YouTube user who goes by the name of MisterOwlMan decided to have some fun with recent Sanders vs. Trump exchanges."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Video: Super Tuesday Explainer - 29 February 2016
+ Interactive quiz + TRANSCRIPT + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

 

Cartoon: Super Snooze Day - 1 March 2016
+ COMMENTARY + EXPLANATION + VOCABULARY + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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NORTH KOREA

North Korea fires ballistic missiles, US officials say - 18 March 2016
"North Korea has test-fired two ballistic missiles, the latest in a series of rocket launches...
It comes a day after US President Barack Obama imposed new sanctions, following North Korea's "illicit" nuclear test and satellite launch. "

(BBC)

North Korea Says It Has Small Nuclear Weapon - Text + Audio - 9 March 2016
"North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claimed that his country has made a nuclear weapon small enough for a ballistic missile.
Also, an expert in North Korea propaganda talks about the language used by the North. "

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ISIS

Islamic State committed genocide, says US - 17 March 2016
"The US says the Islamic State (IS) group has committed genocide against Yazidis, Christians and Shia Muslims."

(BBC)

 

Islamic State commander Omar Shishani dead, says Pentagon - 14 March 2016
"Defence officials said Omar Shishani died from injuries sustained in a recent US air strike in north-eastern Syria."

(BBC)

US Holds IS Fighter Who Was Key to Chemical Weapons - Text + Audio - 13 March 2016
"A key person tied to the Islamic State chemical weapons program has been captured, according to U.S. military officials.
He was not identified. New gas attacks by the terror group were reported in Iraq Wednesday."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Islamic State group: The full story - Article + Photos + Videos - 11 March 2016
(BBC)

US 'quizzes Islamic State chemical arms expert in Iraq' - 9 March 2016
"The man has already told interrogators how IS loaded mustard gas into shells, US sources told the New York Times."

(BBC)

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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

St. Patrick's Day Listening Quiz
+ Related articles
(englishblog.com)

Saint Patrick's Day Dropdown Quiz
+ Related articles
(englishblog.com)

Video: Learn American Holidays - St. Patrick's Day
+ ALSO SEE + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

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17/03/2016


DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

E.L.L. Practice + Prompt | Daylight Saving Time by Larry Ferlazzo
(learning.blogs.nytimes.com)

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TRANSPORTS

Inside the flying superyacht: World's most luxurious private jet features five opulent rooms, a cocktail bar and walk-in shower (at a cost of £56million)
- Article + Photos + Video - 8 January 2016
(dailymail.co.uk)

  • Skyacht One has been designed by SottoStudios, to combine an the Embrarer Lineage 1000E private jet with a yacht
  • The luxurious vessel has five different cabin zones, including a conference room, fine dining area and bedroom 
  • Guests can also enjoy the onboard showers, TVs, phones and nautical theme which features mahogany and brass

"Why choose between travelling by super yacht or private jet when you can now have the two combined?"

 

 

A motor yacht for serious petrolheads - 11 March 2016
"The 262-foot-long Dutch-designed CF8 Future Concept features a glass-walled eight-car showroom and a projected £230m price tag."

(BBC)

 

How airline pilots beat jet lag - 15 March 2016
"Nothing can take away the enjoyment of a long-haul holiday more than jet lag.
But how do the people who do it week-in, week-out cope? BBC Future finds out."

(BBC)

Does the Bugatti Chiron go too far? - 1 March 2016
"The Veyron's successor pushes the limits of price, performance and good taste."

(BBC)



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US ELECTIONS

Trump presidency rated among top 10 global risks: EIU - 17 March 2016
"Donald Trump winning the US presidency is considered one of the top 10 risks facing the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit."

(BBC)


Cartoon: Make America Great Again - Or Bust

- March 02, 2016
BACKGROUND + COMMENTARY
+ EXPLANATION + Related articles

(englishblog.com)



Cartoon of the Day: Trumped!
- March 05, 2016
THE CARTOON + ALSO SEE + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

Cartoon of the Day: Trump the Rodeo Rider
- March 06, 2016
COMMENTARY + GRAMMAR
+ ALSO SEE + Related articles
(englishblog.com)


Cartoon: Self-destruction of the Republican party

- March 07, 2016
COMMENTARY + Notes + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

 

What is Super Tuesday? - VIDEO - 1 March 2016
"Super Tuesday explained in 50 seconds."

(BBC)

1 March 2016 - US elections: Super Tuesday
(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

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NORTH KOREA

New North Korea sanctions issued by President Obama - 17 March 2016
"US President Barack Obama has issued an executive order imposing new sanctions on North Korea, after its "illicit" nuclear test and satellite launch."

(BBC)

N Korea will soon test nuclear warheads, Kim Jong-un says - 15 March 2016
"Kim Jong-un has said North Korea will soon conduct tests of nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles."

(BBC)

North Korea Threatens to Vaporize Manhattan in Response to Joint Exercises - 13 March 2016
"North Korea claims to be in possession of a hydrogen bomb that could vaporize Manhattan, should it be launched on an intercontinental ballistic missile."

(YouTube)

 

 

North Korea 'has miniature nuclear warhead', says Kim Jong-un - 9 March 2016
"Kim Jong-un says North Korean scientists have developed nuclear warheads small enough to fit on ballistic missiles."

(BBC)

North Korea 'fires missiles' into sea hours after UN vote - Article + Photos + Videos - 3 March 2016
"North Korea has fired six short-range projectiles into the sea, South Korea's defence ministry has said, hours after the UN imposed tough new sanctions."

(BBC)

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AIR POLLUTION

Choked Mexico City bans 1m cars in air pollution alert - 16 March 2016
"Free public transport offered as city remains shrouded in muddy brown smog and officials consider suspending industrial activity."

(theguardian.com)

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SPACE

What would it take to put an astronaut on Mars? - Article + Photos + Video - 17 March 2016
"A joint European and Russian space mission - the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) - has left for Mars
to study methane and other rare gases in the Red Planet's atmosphere, and drop a lander on its surface."

(BBC)

Lift-off success as ExoMars mission to find life on Red Planet begins - Article + Photos + Video - 14 March 2016
"The British-backed mission launched today from the vast site in Baikonor, Kazakhstan."
(telegraph.co.uk)

Meet Bruno, the ExoMars rover due for blast off in 2018 - VIDEO - 14 March 2016
(BBC)

Astronauts return after a year in space - VIDEO - 2 March 2016
(BBC)

Astronaut Capt Scott Kelly's year in space in pictures - 1 March 2016
"The longest-serving American astronaut in space is returning to Earth after living on board the International Space Station for 340 days.
While there, Capt Scott Kelly shared fantastic images of our planet via Twitter and Instagram, as well as videos documenting everyday life in space."

(BBC)

Scott Kelly's year in space - VIDEO - 29 February 2016
(BBC)

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NEW LINKS FOR MIGRANTS

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INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES

The Seven Wonders of the World. (How questions)
First, click on the picture and watch the presentation.
Challenge Board: Score points by answering questions correctly.

Created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

 

Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth
1. First, click on the picture and watch the presentation, Look red and watch...
2. Now, click on "Start now" and take the listening quiz.

Created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

 

Alice In Wonderland
1. First, click on the picture, watch the presentation and the video.
2. Now, click on "Start now" and take the listening quiz.

Created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

Saint Patrick's Day
Il y a deux fiche-élèves, l'une de niveau A1+, l'autre de niveau A2
et le fichier audio pour l'exploitation en classe, puis le fichier vidéo pour la trace écrite/orale.
La vidéo se trouve sur YouTube. 
Travail créé par Delphine Darrieumerlou (Ac. Bordeaux)

 

 

St Patrick's Day 2016: Who was Ireland's Patron Saint and how can you celebrate? - 17 March 2016
(telegraph.co.uk)

St Patrick's Day: some helpful facts and figures - 17 March 2016

30 great quotes about Ireland and the Irish
(telegraph.co.uk)

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16/03/2016


NEW PAGES ON RESCOL 2:

SPACE

 

Activities to print Pictures
Cartoons Posters
Cinema Songs
Facts Space food
Games to print Space junk
Infographics Space shuttles
Interactive activities Space tourism
Interactive games Superstitions
Lesson plans UFOs
Listening Videos
Literature Vocabulary
MARS Webquests
PHILAE  

 

 

15/03/2016


SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

Video: Learn American Holidays - St. Patrick's Day
+ ALSO SEE + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

 

St Patrick's Day - 21 PHOTOS
(20minutes.fr)

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14/03/2016

 

NEW PAGES ON RESCOL 2:

TRANSPORTS / TRANSPORTATION

 

 

TEACHING:   SPECIAL PAGES:  
       
Activities to print Lesson plans Animals Airports
Cartoons Listening Bikes American Railroads
Cinema Literature Boats Boats (SEA PAGE)
Crafts Pictures Buses Customs
Conversation questions Posters Cars Highway Code
Facts Safety Devices I want to be a helicopter pilot
Games to print Songs Hot air balloons Road rage
Idioms Videos Planes Safety
Infographics Vocabulary Rockets Space
Interactive activities Webquests Space shuttles The road
Interactive games   Sports The sea
    Submarines The Underground / The Tube (on Rescol 1)
    Traffic signs Titanic
    Trains

UFOs

    Trucks / Lorries  
    Tube / Underground  





INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES

Morse
1. First, click on the picture and explore the painting.
2. Now, click on "Start now" and take the listening quiz.

Created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

 

Robert Colescott
First, click on the picture and watch the presentation. Next play the hangman game.
Created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

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