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MARCH 2017 - PART 4 - NEW SITES

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

See Famous women and Man / Woman


19/03/2017


HOMELESS

The homeless shelter on 4 wheels - VIDEO
(BBC)

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Chuck BERRY

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry dies aged 90 - 19 March 2017
"Chuck Berry, the guitarist and songwriter recognised as one of the fathers of rock 'n' roll, has died aged 90."
+ Video: Chuck Berry - The man who invented rock and roll

+ Obituary: Chuck Berry
+ A colourful life in pictures
+ Listen: Chuck Berry was "a magical man" who was "enthusiastic about life".
(BBC)

 

Chuck Berry: Music stars pay tribute to rock 'n' roll icon
"US singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen said he was "the greatest pure rock 'n' roll writer who ever lived".
Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones said Berry "lit up our teenage years, and blew life into our dreams of being musicians and performers".

(BBC)

JOHNNY B. GOODE / Chuck Berrry, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Hendrix...

Quelques versions de Johnny B Goode
recensées par Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)

"Johnny B. Goode est une chanson de Chuck Berry, écrite en 1957. Elle raconte..."
Voici un petit travail de compréhension de la chanson Johnny B. Goode (en haut de la page) :
http://englishnexon.e-monsite.com/pages/music-time/johnny-b-goode.html

(englishnexon.e-monsite.com)

 

Friend: 'Chuck Berry was a genius' - VIDEO
(telegraph.co.uk)

Why is Chuck Berry often considered the most important of the early Rock and Rollers?
A lesson + Videos
(teachrock.org)

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ANTI-RACISM

London anti-racism march draws tens of thousands of protesters - 18 March 2017
"Speakers at rally berate populism behind the rise of the far-right in Europe, Britain’s vote to leave the EU, and Donald Trump."

(theguardian.com)


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NORTH KOREA

North Korea's Kim Jong-un hails engine test as 'new birth' of rocket industry - 19 March 2017
"After overseeing the test, Kim ‘emphasised that the world will soon witness the great significance of the epoch-making victory we achieved today’."

(theguardian.com)

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CROCODILE

Teenager attacked by crocodile after 'he was dared to jump' in Queensland river - 19 March 2017
“Reports from the scene are he was dared to jump into the water, which he did and unfortunately that area is well known for its crocodile population.”
"Saltwater crocodiles are one of Australia’s most dangerous land animals and have been responsible for eight confirmed fatal attacks
in Queensland since 1985."

(theguardian.com)

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THE LEAST LIVEABLE CITIES

The 20 least liveable cities on Earth - 20 photos - 19 March 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)


Port-au-Prince, Haiti

 


Dkaka, Bangladesh

 

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THREATENED WILDLIFE

National Trust returns to roots to reverse decline of threatened wildlife - 19 March 2017
"Under ambitious new plans, the Trust will create 25,000 hectares of new habitats by 2025 to reverse the dramatic slump
in some of Britain’s most-loved plants and animals, such as water voles, natterjack toads and cuckoos..."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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RHINO HORN

South Africa Proposes Legalizing Limited Trade in Rhino Horn - Text + Audio - 18 March 2017
"International trade in the horns of the big land animals has been outlawed since 1977.
Supporters of the new law say it will increase money to protect rhinos.
But environmentalists say no trade in rhino horn should be permitted."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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18/03/2017


NORTH KOREA

Rex Tillerson urged to be 'cool-headed' over North Korea - 18 March 2017
"China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged the US to remain "cool-headed" over North Korean tensions."

+ Video: Rex Tillerson: "We will do everything we can to prevent conflict"
+ Video: How do you solve a problem like North Korea?
(BBC)

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ESTATE OWNERS

The fun, radical ways owners are saving their country homes
"From glamping and LGBTQ events to whisky making and heavy metal festivals, meet the estate-owners-turned-entrepreneurs
who are getting creative when it comes to turning a profit."

(BBC)


800 years-old Kelburn Castle, near Fairlie, North Ayrshire, is home
of the unique and internationally renowned Castle Graffiti Project

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FAKE NEWS

Teach schoolchildren how to spot fake news, says OECD
"Thinktank’s education lead raises concerns over social media ‘echo chamber’ and says ability to discern fact from fiction is vital."

OECD = Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s education
(theguardian.com)

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CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL

Runners, riders and racegoers at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival – in pictures
(theguardian.com)


The big race of the day, the Gold Cup, was won
by Robbie Power riding Sizing John

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MUSEUMS

The world's most unusual museums - 12 PHOTOS
(telegraph.co.uk)


The Lunchbox Museum, US

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CHOCOLATE

The history of chocolate - Deanna Pucciarelli
(YouTube)
+ Full lesson
(ed.ted.com)

 

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ICARUS and DAEDALUS

The myth of Icarus and Daedalus - Amy Adkins
- with a lesson
(ed.ted.com)

 

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McCARTHYISM

What is McCarthyism? And how did it happen? - Ellen Schrecker
- with a lesson
(ed.ted.com)

 

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BEES

8 Formidable Facts About Bees
(teded.tumblr.com)

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BORDER WALL

Mexican Company Wants to Give Light to Border Wall - Text + Audio - 17 March 2017
"Hundreds of companies have expressed interest in helping build U.S. President Donald Trump’s southern border wall.
However, only one of them is from Mexico."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Edgar POE

'William Wilson,' by Edgar Allan Poe, Part Two - Text + Audio + Video
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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17/03/2017

 

ENDANGERED SPECIES

ENDANGERED ANIMALS PANDAS
APES POLAR BEARS
BIRDS PORPOISES
BUMBLEBEE RHINOS
ELEPHANTS SHARKS
GIRAFFES TIGERS
JAGUARS TORTOISES
KOALAS TURTLES
LEOPARDS WHALES
LYNX  

 


SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

St Patrick's Day 2017: How to celebrate the Patron Saint of Ireland - with VIDEOS and PICTURES - 17 March 2017
+ View gallery
(telegraph.co.uk)

Six of the strangest St Patrick's Day celebrations (including one at the foot of a Caribbean volcano) - with VIDEOS and PICTURES - 17 March 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

St Patrick's Day 2017: Celebrations around the world, in pictures (21) - 17 March 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

Delicious Irish recipes for St Patrick's Day - with PICTURES - 17 March 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

Crossword — St Patrick's Day in Belfast - 17 March 2017
COMMENT + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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WORLD SLEEP DAY

World Sleep Day: The ultimate guide to a good night's sleep - with VIDEOS and PICTURES - 17 March 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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TRUMP

Trump Wants Big Increases for Military, Cuts in Foreign Aid - Text + Audio - 16 March 2017
"As a candidate for president Donald Trump promised to make major changes in American’s government and his first budget does that. He proposed
a big increase in military spending, and money to build a wall along the U.S. southern border. But he proposes big cuts in foreign aid and other programs."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US PRESIDENTS: James MONROE

America's Presidents - James Monroe
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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NORTH KOREA

Tillerson: Military action against North Korea 'an option' - 17 March 2017
"The US has said its policy of "strategic patience" with North Korea is over, and suggested it may decide to take pre-emptive military action."

(BBC)

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HATE SPEECH

Social media sites face heavy hate speech fines (March 17, 2017) - a lesson with AUDIO
"Social media websites in Germany could be in for fines of up to 50 million euros for removing illegal content too slowly."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Hate Speech - Level 4  or  Hate Speech - 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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REFUGEES

31 Somali refugees killed in helicopter attack off Yemen coast - 17 March 2017
"Boat carrying refugees was travelling to Sudan when it was hit by airstrike from Apache helicopter, coastguard says."

(theguardian.com)

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NEW IMMIGRATION BAN

Trump travel ban: US judge blocks new executive order - 16 March 2017
"A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Donald Trump's new travel ban, hours before it was due to begin after midnight on Thursday."

+ Video: Attorney General of Hawaii, Doug Chin, said "hostility towards a particular religion...violated the constitution"
+ Video: "This is, in the opinion of many, an unprecedented judicial overreach" - President Trump
+ Five questions on new US travel ban

(BBC)

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BALD EAGLE

Bald eagle population threatened by lead poisoning, US scientists warn - 16 March 2017
"The famous bird has rebounded across America, but many fear that progress is threatened by lead ammunition that ends up in carrion the eagles eat."

(theguardian.com)

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ROBOTS

Humanoid: portraits of robots that look like people - 16 March 2017
"Max Aguilera-Hellweg is both a doctor and a photographer and has brought his unique sensibility to explore the point at which robots become more like humans. His new book of portraits of humanoids and androids displays the range created, from the geminoids designed to look and act like humans, to a scary robot created to understand how they learn. Humanoid is published by Blast Books."

(theguardian.com)

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LESSON

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Simple Past - a lesson with a movie segment
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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MINI-FILMS

25 Mini-Films for Exploring Race, Bias and Identity With Students - 15 March 2017
(nytimes.com)

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BRITAIN

How I see Britain: photographs that define the country - 15 March 2017
"Former Guardian picture editor ’s TV series Britain in Focus has been charting the history of photography in the UK.
Here, Irvine Welsh, Sadiq Khan, Jeanette Winterson, Nadav Kander and others pick the shots that sum up Britishness for them."

(theguardian.com)

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CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL

Ladies' Day at Cheltenham Festival – in pictures - 15 March 2017
"The feathers and the national colours flew on another day of glamour in Gloucestershire."

(theguardian.com)

 

The Cheltenham Festival
"is a meeting in the National Hunt racing calendar in the United Kingdom, with race prize money second only to the Grand National.[1]
It is an event where many of the best British- and Irish-trained horses race to an extent which is relatively rare during the rest of the season.
The festival takes place annually in March at Cheltenham Racecourse in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
The meeting usually coincides with Saint Patrick's Day, and is particularly popular with Irish visitors.[2]"

(Wikipedia)

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DEEPMIND

DeepMind Technologies Limited
"is a British artificial intelligence company founded in September 2010. It was acquired by Google in 2014.
The company has created a neural network that learns how to play video games in a fashion similar to that of humans,[4]
as well as a Neural Turing Machine, or a neural network that may be able to access an external memory like a conventional Turing machine,
resulting in a computer that mimics the short-term memory of the human brain.[5]
The company made headlines in 2016 after its AlphaGo program beat a human professional Go player for the first time.[6]"
(Wikipedia)

 

DeepMind - Videos
(YouTube)

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VEGETARIAN RECIPES

Vegetarian - 18 collections - with photos
(bbcgoodfood.com)

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MAKEUP

28 Facts about the History of Makeup - mental_floss List Show Ep. 505
(YouTube)

 

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ANIMALS

Mythconceptions About Animals
(neatorama.com)

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US LIBRARIES

Panoramic portraits of American libraries – in pictures - 15 March 2017
"American photographer Thomas R Schiff uses a panoramic camera to capture epic pictures of libraries across the US.
The Library Book,
published by Aperture, features buildings across the country from the earliest institutions to modernist architecture,
tracing the evolution of the library as central to American culture. It is accompanied by an exhibition at the Aperture Foundation
in New York City until 20 April."

(theguardian.com)

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