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29/03/2016


HOLIDAYS / SIMPLE PAST

A Holiday in Galveston - TX (Simple Past)
1. First, click on the picture, watch the presentation.
2. Now, click on "Start now" and take the listening quiz.

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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REFUGEES

UK is failing to take 'fair share' of Syrian refugees, says Oxfam - 29 March 2016
"UK and other wealthy nations have resettled less than 2% of those escaping the bloody conflict, says charity."

(theguardian.com)

The Syrian refugee who's become a star in Germany - VIDEO - 29 March 2016
"A Syrian actor - with help from a filmmaker friend - has become an overnight sensation in Germany
by posting YouTube videos about the everyday life of a refugee."

(BBC)

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VIDEO

Video: I Love Lucy - Pronouncing 'ough' in English
+ COMMENT + TEST YOURSELF + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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Virginia WOOLF

The only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf - Article + Videos - 28 March 2016
"Seventy-five years have passed since the British writer died.
To mark the anniversary, we commissioned an animation of a BBC radio broadcast she made on 29 April 1937."

(BBC)

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TECHNOLOGY

Oculus founder delivers first Rift headset in person - 28 March 2016
(BBC)
+ Video on Facebook

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SUPERMAN

Superman - The Golden Age of Animation
"A look at how the Fleischer brothers pushed the limits of animation to create the definitive Superman."

(YouTube)

 

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ROLLERBLADES

Motorized Off-Road Rollerblades
"This is the EV4. They're what happens when you try to combine the best of the rollerblading and tank-driving experiences.
Jack Skopinski built these devices that can propel you up to 9 MPH for up to 12 miles.
They connect to an 11-pound battery, which I'll guess is in the backpack. You control them with a hand-held pad."

(neatorama.com)

 

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HACKING

FBI breaks into dead San Bernardino gunman's iPhone - VIDEO - 29 March 2016
"The FBI has managed to unlock the iPhone of the San Bernardino gunman without Apple's help, ending a court case, the US justice department says.
A court order issued last month required Apple to write new software to allow officials to access Rizwan Farook's phone, but Apple had resisted, saying it would set a "dangerous precedent"."
(BBC)

U.S. Says It Has Unlocked iPhone Without Apple - 28 March 2016
(nytimes.com)
Thanks to Sophie Bonfils (Ac. Lyon)

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STREET ART

Surreal style Street Art By Fintan Magee
(vigorousart.blogspot.fr)

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US ELECTIONS

How America Elects: U.S. Political Parties - VIDEO - 25 March 2016
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Foreign Leaders Taking Sides Against Donald Trump - Text + Audio - 25 March 2016
"Usually, government leaders do not say much about elections in other countries. But this year is an exception.
Some world leaders are giving their views about one U.S. presidential candidate. That candidate is businessman Donald Trump.
And most of the comments are negative."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MUSIC

Useful teaching resources for “Hamilton”
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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PLANS TO SAVE THE WORLD

Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance review – how one tech billionaire plans to save the world - 16 March 2016
"The Silicon Valley entrepreneur wants to solve humanity’s problems with his electric cars, space travel and solar panels.
Where did he come from and what makes him tick?"

(theguardian.com)

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TRAVELLING

Ad of the Day: Travelocity - Wander Wisely
+ INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY + LESSON IDEAS + TRANSCRIPT + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 
"To begin a journey, find a view that inspires you."

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CYBER

The Vocabularist: How we use the word cyber - 15 March 2016
"The prefix "cyber-" is now a handy way of denoting words to do with the internet - from cybercrime, cyberbullying and cybersecurity
to improbable activities such as cybersnogging. It followed an eventful path to reach its modern meaning."

(BBC)


"Cyber- words became a popular theme to do with robots or near-robots,
including Dr Who's enemies the cybermen."

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BRITAIN

Why does Britain have such bizarre place names?
"Bishop’s Itchington, Westley Waterless: there is plenty to smile or snigger at on a map of the UK.
But in fact, these names reveal a hidden – and fascinating – history."

(BBC)

 

How Britain is really viewed by the rest of the world – in pictures - 14 March 2016
(theguardian.com)

Time, Gentleman, please!,
City of London (1960s)

Busconductress and postman,
London (1977)

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ROBOTS

Robots in Fukushima - VIDEO
(20minutes.fr)

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TELEPHONE

The Telephone Lesson - with a video
+ NOTES + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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POACHING

Rhino poaching: Another year, another grim record - with a video - 9 March 2016
"The mass slaughter of rhinos has increased for the sixth year in a row, according to grim new figures from international researchers."

(BBC)

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PRONUNCIATION

Video: 11 words you're mispronouncing all the time
+ ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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THE AVERAGE WOMAN

Ad of the Day - The Average Woman
+ TRANSCRIPT + LESSON IDEAS + LANGUAGE + NOTE + ALSO SEE + Related articles
"Check out 10 more inspiring ads celebrating women."

(englishblog.com)

 

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AMERICA

Picturing America
(picturingamerica.neh.gov)

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THE SMALLEST KINGDOM

The world's smallest kingdom - 8 March 2016
"When he’s not fishing for squid or gardening outside his squat bungalow, the king of Tavolara lords over this tiny island’s 11 part-time residents
and 100 nimble mountain goats.
Just south of Sardinia's world-famous Costa Smeralda, the lonely island of Tavolara rises wildly from the cerulean sea like a jagged mountain.
There are no roads or hotels, and the only inhabitable stretch is a white-sand tongue that’s best measured from end to end in steps."

+ Big facts about small kingdoms
(BBC)

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ST DAVID'S DAY

Video Culture Class: St. David's Day
+ COMMENT + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

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WALES

Wales Crossword
"Click on the image ... to do the interactive online version, or download the PDF."

+ Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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HOLIDAYS / LEISURE

Study English - Series 3, Episode 22: Talking About Holidays and Leisure Time
(YouTube)

 

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VALENTINE'S DAY

The History of Valentine's Day - Video Listening Activity
(esolcourses.com)

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GROUNDHOG DAY

Groundhog Day - Video Listening Comprehension
(esolcourses.com)

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RESOURCES

StudyMode
"StudyMode is a platform that enables students to share study resources online."

(studymode.com)

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DRUGS

Medical experts call for global drug decriminalisation - 24 March 2016
"International commission urges complete reversal of repressive drug policies imposed by most governments."

+ From cannabis cafes to death row: drugs laws around the world
(theguardian.com)

Cartoon: Maria Sharapova's Drug Admission - 9 March 2016
(englishblog.com)

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CYBERSECURITY

CNET Update - Apple vs. the FBI: An easy explanation
"A judge has ordered Apple to crack into an iPhone for law enforcement, but this could affect the future of cybersecurity for everyone.
Bridget Carey breaks down the issue in under three minutes."

(YouTube)

 

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NORTH KOREA

N Korea simulates attack on S Korean president's residence - 25 March 2016
"North Korea says its has carried out a live-fire artillery drill simulating an attack on the official residence of the South Korean president."

(BBC)

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SHAKESPEARE

Shakespeare - 846 resources
(teachit.co.uk)
Thanks to Isabelle Destat (Ac. Versailles)

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STORIES

'The Exact Science of Matrimony' by O.Henry - Text + Audio + Video
"Our story today is called “The Exact Science of Matrimony.” It was written by O. Henry and tells about two dishonest men, Jeff Peters and Andy Tucker.
One day, the two men decided to open a marriage business to make some quick and easy money."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MIGRATION

RUN, On The Shores Of Morocco With ‘Les Rives,’ Addresses Migration
(huffingtonpost.com)


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ART

Art - Timeline
(didatticarte.it)
Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)



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WATER

Ad of the Day: Galaxy S7 Edge - Water
+ INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY + LESSON IDEAS + TRANSCRIPT + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

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CINEMA

MUD / Sur les rives du Mississippi (Jeff Nichols - 2012)
(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

Mud - OFFICIAL TRAILER (2013) HD - Jeff Nichols Movie HD
"Plot Summary: "Mud" is a coming-of-age drama centered around two fourteen-year-old boys who encounter a mysterious fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Intrigued by this man, they enter into a pact to help him evade capture and reconnect with the love of his life. Though it is hard for the boys to discern truth from fiction when it comes to Mud, it isn't long until their small Arkansas town is besieged by a beautiful girl with a line of hunters in tow."

(YouTube)

 

 

11 Memorable Firefighters in Movies
(tvovermind.com)


'Backdraft'

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BASKETBALL

E.L.L. Practice + Prompt | Basketball Superstar Stephen Curry by Larry Ferlazzo - a lesson plan + a video
(learning.blogs.nytimes.com)

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SLEEP

What is the real reason we sleep? - 18 March 2016
"It is surprisingly hard to pin down why we snooze, partly because sleep does so many good things that we can't tell which is the crucial one."

(BBC)

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CHARITY SHOP

Duchess of Cambridge lead around charity shop by 11-year-old girl - 18 March 2016
"The Duchess, who is royal patron of the charity, visited the new store in Holt, Norfolk, just over 20 miles
from the home she shares with her husband and children at Anmer Hall."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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NEWS

BBC Learning English: Lingohack
"Lingohack is a weekly series from BBC Learning English that uses short clips from BBC World News reports
to help you understand current news headlines and learn key English words and phrases..."

+ COMMENT + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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