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MARCH 2017 - PART 3 - NEW SITES

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

See Famous women and Man / Woman


15/03/2017


ACTIVITIES

"Voici une courte séquence en fin de chapitre sur les achats dans un magasin (Rob and Sharon at the costume shop, New Spring 6),
après que les élèves aient eux-mêmes écrit un dialogue entre un commerçant et un ou deux clients.
Les fiches que j'ai utilisées pour ce travail théâtral sont toutes là :
http://englishnexon.e-monsite.com/pages/for-teachers-only/niveau-6eme.html
Travail proposé par Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)

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WOMEN

Million Women Rise: thousands march through central London - Article + Pictures + Video - 11 March 2017
"Annual rally to campaign for an end to violence against women celebrates its 10th anniversary...
Gathering for the 10th annual Million Women Rise march, the protesters marched through Oxford Circus chanting:
“Whatever I wear, wherever I go, yes means yes and no means no”."

(theguardian.com)


People take part in the Million Women Rise march through central London.

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TRUMP

Trump Wants to Admit Immigrants Based on Job Skills - Text + Audio - 14 March 2017
"President Donald Trump wants major change in American immigration policy.
He wants to give a preference to people who can fill job openings in the United States.
That could represent a major change from the current system, which gives a preference to children, spouses and parents of legal residents."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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HIJACKING

Pirates Hijack Ship off Somalia's Northern Coast - Text + Audio - 14 March 2017
"Somali pirates hijacked a ship on Monday. This is the first hijacking of a large commercial ship since 2012."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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HEADSCARF BAN

EU Court: Headscarf Ban in Workplace Legal in Some Cases - Text + Audio - 14 March 2017
"The EU’s top court has ruled that employers can ban some religious symbols, such as headscarves, in the workplace.
But the European Court of Justice said such a ban must be part of a company’s overall policy for all employees to “dress neutrally”."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ROBOT

Robot Leopard Draws Attention to Big Cat Conservation - 14 March 2017
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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Boaty McBoatface

Boaty McBoatface, From Internet Joke to Polar Explorer - 13 March 2017
"Boaty will navigate through underwater waterfalls and rapids on a two-month mission,
collecting data to help scientists understand how global warming affects oceans."

(nytimes.com)

 

Boaty McBoatface Is Back - Text + Audio - 13 March 2017
"Do you remember Boaty McBoatface? The funny - and winning - name suggestion for a British research ship did not stick.
But Boaty is back...in the form of a submarine. "

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SCOTLAND

Scottish Leader Wants New Independence Vote Over Brexit - Text + Audio - 13 March 2017
"In 2014, Scottish voters rejected a proposal for independence from Britain. But Scotland’s prime minister wants a 2nd independence vote.
She says Brexit, the Britain’s vote last year to leave the European Union, will hurt Scotland."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Scottish independence (Scots: Scots unthirldom,[1] Scottish Gaelic: Neo-eisimeileachd na h-Alba)
"is a political aim of various political parties, advocacy groups, and individuals in Scotland (which is a country of the United Kingdom)
for the country to become an independent sovereign state..."

(Wikipedia)

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IRELAND

Ireland profile - Timeline
(BBC)

The Troubles - 30 years of conflict in Northern Ireland (1968 - 1998) - with a video
(BBC)

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CHORES

Chores - 6ème - VIDEO by Isabelle Boresy

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CARTOON

Cartoon: Brexit is Served - 14 March 2017
COMMENTARY + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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INTERNET

World Wide Web inventor worried about its future (March 15, 2017) - a lesson with AUDIO
"The man who created the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has warned of the dangers of the Internet."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  World Wide Web - Level 0World Wide Web - Level 1   or  World Wide Web - Level 2
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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BULLYING

Bullying & Substances: Effects of bullying & how to prevent it
A web resource that provides information about adolescent bullying, addiction, and mental health issues.

(drugrehab.com)

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RHINOS

Zoos consider security upgrades after poachers kill rhinoceros in France to remove its valuable horn - 12 March 2017
"The brazen killing of a rhinoceros at a wildlife park near Paris by assailants who removed a horn valued at nearly triple the price of gold
has put zookeepers on notice that poaching could be spreading beyond the killing fields of Africa and Asia...
According to the World Wildlife Fund, the international trade in rhino horn has been banned since 1977. It says the primary market is in Vietnam,
where some believe it cures cancer. It is also used in Asian medicine to treat fevers, various blood disorders and, in some cultures, hangovers."

(nydailynews.com)

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THEME PARKS

The world's strangest theme parks - 23 PHOTOS
(telegraph.co.uk)


Ark Encounter, US

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ROBOTS

Lessening Effect of Robots on the Human Work Force - Text + Audio - 11 March 2017
"From lasers working at a factory to drones watering crops, it is not news that machines are doing more work than ever."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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COLLEGE

San Francisco Made a Big Decision About College - 6 February 2017
"A major U.S. city just made history, with San Francisco becoming the first metropolitan area in the country
to offer free college tuition for all its residents, not just low-income students."

(attn.com)

San Francisco will be first in nation to make City College free - Article + Video - 6 February 2017
"It's a historic first for higher education in San Francisco. Mayor Ed Lee announced on Monday that the city will be the first
in the nation to make City College free for all students, regardless of their income."

(abc7news.com)

 

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THE COMMONWEALTH

Quiz: How well do you know the Commonwealth? - interactive - 13 March 2017
+ Quiz on obscure Commonwealth flags
(telegraph.co.uk)

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ENGLISH VILLAGES

England's 18 most beautiful villages - Photos
+ Britain's 20 best cities - Photos
(telegraph.co.uk)

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CINEMA

Cinema - Vocabulary:
http://www.franglish.fr/share/cinema_vocabulary_matching.odt
http://www.franglish.fr/share/introduction_to_shot-types_and_camera_movements.odt
http://www.franglish.fr/share/cinema_shots_cartoons.odt

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LESSON

Julio Diaz - a lesson with a short video
"This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short video by Story Corps in which a young man explains what he did when he was mugged at knifepoint.
In the lesson students talk about an imaginary situation, listen to a story, watch a video, speak, and write an account of an incident
from another person’s perspective."

Time: 90 minutes
(film-english.com)

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HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

World faces biggest humanitarian crisis since 1945 (March 13, 2017) - a lesson with AUDIO
"The UN says the world is facing its biggest humanitarian crisis since 1945."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Humanitarian Crisis - Level 4  or  Humanitarian Crisis - Level 5
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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James MADISON

James Madison: Not Your Everyday Politician - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video
"Most Americans do not remember Madison for his presidency. They remember him for work he did earlier."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US-MEXICO BORDER

One Man’s Effort to Guard the US-Mexico Border - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 12 March 2017
"American Glenn Spencer left his home in California for a reason: “to help secure the border” between the U.S. and Mexico. He uses a drone
to track people trying to cross the border. He said he has discovered and reported thousands of people at the border over the past 15 years."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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VOCABULARY

Explainer: Executive Order - VIDEO
"U.S. Presidents have many tools to steer the government. One that’s gotten a lot of recent attention is the executive order."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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CRUELTY

Boys beat flamingo to death at Czech zoo - 15 March 2017
"A group of three children has beaten a flamingo to death and badly injured another at a Czech zoo after pelting them with rocks.
The boys aged five, six and eight attacked a flock of  American flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) at Jihlava Zoo...
the boys expressed no regret for what they had done...
it remains possible that the boys' parents will have to pay for the damage they caused. The flamingo was valued at about 50,000 crowns (£1,600)."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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NOVELS

Top 10 novels on rural America
"From Marilynne Robinson to William Faulkner, these great stories are told from the margins of US life, but they carry profound resonance."

(theguardian.com)

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11/03/2017


MEMORY

How to become a memory champion (March 11, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new study says pretty much anyone can have an upgraded memory if they train their brain."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Memory - Level 0Memory - Level 1   or  Memory - Level 2
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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PLASTIC

Video captures moment plastic enters food chain - 11 March 2017
"A scientist has filmed the moment plastic microfibre is ingested by plankton, illustrating how the material is affecting life beneath the waves...
An estimated 150 million tonnes of plastic "disappears" from the world's waste stream each year...
The United Nations has estimated that there are 46,000 pieces of waste plastic per square mile of sea."

(BBC)

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HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

UN: World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945 - Article + Videos - 11 March 2017
"The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nations says, issuing a plea for help to avoid "a catastrophe"."

(BBC)

Yemen: a journey into the hell of war - VIDEO
(BBC)

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THE CIRCUS

What Is the Future of the Circus in America? - Text + Audio - 10 March 2017
"New kinds of performers are entertaining people without using elephants, bears and lions."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRUMP

One in 10 firms bidding for Trump's Mexico wall project are Hispanic-owned - Article + Video - 11 March 2017
"More than 600 businesses have registered interest in the first phase of the $21bn project and while some see ethical dilemmas, for others work is work."

(theguardian.com)

How much do you remember from Trump's first 50 days in office? – quiz
"Fifty questions on the reality star turned president’s frequently controversial start to his four years in the White House."

(theguardian.com)

Mexico Launches Effort in US to Help Migrants - Text + Audio - 10 March 2017
"The Mexican government says it is spending $50 million to increase legal aid to migrants who fear the U.S. will send them back to Mexico.
The new effort is a response to President Donald Trump's policies on illegal immigration, the Associated Press reported."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Donald Trump's first 100 days: in pictures - 9 March 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

Undocumented Immigrants Seek Shelter in American Churches - Text + Audio + Video - 9 March 2017
"Many immigrants lacking documentation are worried about the immigration policies of President Trump."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TWITTER

Twitter Fights Abuse, But Free Speech Activists Worry About Censorship - 9 March 2017
"Social networking site Twitter puts in place new anti-harassment measures."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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James MADISON

James Madison: Not Your Everyday Politician
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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ISIL

Isil hit back with mortars and suicide bombers as Iraqi forces push into Mosul's Old City - 11 March 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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LOGIC PUZZLE TO SOLVE

The Candy Thief - Logic puzzle to solve...
When you come to an answer or give up, see the explanation at Futility Closet.
(neatorama.com)

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Edgar POE

'William Wilson,' by Edgar Allan Poe, Part One - Text + Audio + Video
"Young people often compete with each other to be the leader of their group of friends.
But when two young people are evenly matched, it can cause problems for both.
Find out how one young man deals with this situation in the first part of this classic American short story by Edgar Allan Poe."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SCHOOL

Uruguay School Teaches Students to Respect the Environment - Text + Audio + Video - 9 March 2017
"The first ever sustainable school is teaching its students the importance of sustainable lifestyles."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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GEEK BARS

Geek Destinations - 10 Must Visit Geek Bars In America
(YouTube)

 

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SCIENCE FICTION MOVIES

15 trivial facts about science fiction movies - with pictures
(dorkly.com)

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SHORT FILM

PLURALITY (2012)
(YouTube)
"After New York City introduces a cutting-edge identity-scanning technology in 2023, citizens can not only unlock doors and make purchases at the touch of a finger, they can be tracked by the police 24/7. Crime drops almost instantly, but an unexpected side effect occurs - people start popping up in two places at once."

(imdb.com)
"Nous sommes de plus en plus connectés, de plus en plus dépendants de la technologie, mais également de plus en plus surveillés. Imaginez un monde où nous serions connectés 24 heures sur 24, à n’importe quel endroit. C’est le scénario de base de Plurality, un court métrage extrêmement bien réalisé, qui anticipe notre monde dans une dizaine d’années."
(journaldugeek.com)

 

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NEWS

News in Levels - World News for Students of English
(newsinlevels.com)

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BLACK HISTORY

Black history - Biographies, Quizzes, Activities and Worksheets
(esolcourses.com)

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FALSE NEWS

How false news can spread - Noah Tavlin
(YouTube)
+ Full lesson
(ed.ted.com)

 

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GRAMMAR

Fun activities for the 2nd conditional
(myeltrambles.com)

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USING THE INTERNET IN CLASS

12 structures to keep kids focused when using the internet in class
(thecornerstoneforteachers.com)

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INFOGRAPHICS

Exploiting Infographics – Developing Critical Thinking from Nik Peachey
"The slide deck from my keynote presentation at the NELTA 2017 International conference in Kathmandu."

(peacheypublications.com)

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TECHNOLOGY

The Pros and Cons of Technology
(edudemic.com)

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BIG BEN

40 amazing facts about Big Ben – and the Elizabeth Tower
(telegraph.co.uk)

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VOCABULARY

Valleys and Gullies
"A variety of words serve to describe geographical features characterized by low-lying terrain between higher elevations of land.
This post lists and defines many of these terms."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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