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MARCH 2018

= WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

01 - Saint David's Day
03 - World Wildlife Day
08 - International Women's Day
11 - Mothers' Day (in the UK)
13 - Commonwealth Day
14 - Non-smoking Day (in the UK)
16 - World Sleep Day
17 - Saint Patrick's Day
20 - SPRING
21 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
22 - World Water Day
24 - EARTH HOUR
25 - Daylight Saving Time (in France)



08/03/2018


VIDEO

JASMINE
"The true story of a rescued greyhound who becomes a healer to others.
"There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love." - Mother Teresa

(YouTube)
"JASMINE is a sweet story of hope and redemption animated by Feeln that'll definitely give animal lovers all the warm, fuzzy feels,
and it might just inspire you to get out there and adopt a new best friend from your local animal shelter!"

(Neatorama)

 

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LESSONS

Présentation de New York pour liaison Collège / Lycée avec le document de travail remis aux élèves à cette page :
http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/teachers-zone-3eme/prezi-new-york.html
Créée par Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)



Unsung heroes - a lesson
"This lesson, devised for International Women’s Day, will help to raise awareness of some not very famous, but nonetheless important, women."

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

Thailand to close famous beach to protect coral (March 07, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Thailand will soon close one of its world famous beaches in an effort to reverse the damage done to its coral."
Try the same news story at these easier levels: The Beach - Level 4  or  The Beach - 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 :-)
  

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MARCH

10 Facts About March
"March is a month full of madness, Pi, saints and storms, and it's also the gateway to spring when the daffodils start to bloom..."

(neatorama.com)

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MURDER OF KIM JONG UN's BROTHER

US: North Korea was behind murder of Kim Jong Un’s brother - 6 March 2018
"The United States has formally concluded that North Korea ordered the hit of leader Kim Jong Un’s brother — using a VX nerve agent to poison him, according to officials...
the US has decided to slap the rogue nation with even more economic sanctions on top of the ones they already have in place to deter its nuclear weapons program...
Kim was the older half-brother of Jong Un — and considered a potential rival to the throne."

(nypost.com)

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NORTH KOREA

North Korea wants nuclear talks but does Trump know what he wants to say? - 7 March 2018
"The policy of pressure aimed to bring Kim Jong-un to the negotiating table but, lacking key personnel, the US seems unsure how to respond"

(theguardian.com)

North Korea Says No Need for Nuclear Program if Military Threats Disappear - Text + Audio - 6 March 2018
"A South Korean official says North Korea has suggested there was no need to keep its nuclear program if military threats against the country are removed.
He added that North Korea expressed a willingness to hold talks with the United States."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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RUSSIAN SPY

Police officer hospitalised as Scotland Yard reveals nerve agent was used in Russian spy case - with pictures and videos - 7 March 2018
"A police officer is fighting for his life, Scotland Yard has revealed, as they confirmed that the "substance" used against Russian spy Colonel Sergei Skripal
and his daughter was a nerve agent."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

 

 

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THE WHITE HOUSE

The White House revolving door: Who's gone? - 7 March 2018
"White House economic adviser Gary Cohn is the latest in a long line of senior officials who have quit, been fired, or eased out by the White House.
Here is a run-down of what they did, and why they left, starting with the most recent...
Gary Cohn
, Chief Economic Adviser - 6 March 2018..."
(BBC)

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2018

International Women's Day 2018: protests across the world as women push for progress – live
"In the year of #MeToo and Time’s Up, 8 March keeps the spotlight on women calling for change. Follow the day’s global action live"
+ Tell us what you are doing on International Women’s Day
+ Theresa May: Our new domestic violence bill will outlaw economic and physical abuse
+ Sexist agendas are finally exposed on International Women’s Day

(theguardian.com)

International Women's Day: The objects that empower me - 8 March 2018
"For International Women's Day, we spoke to ten females from across the generations about the objects that empower them.
The group, from across the south of England, are aged between seven and 76."

(BBC)



200 business leaders and MPs sign Telegraph letter urging Government to boost female entrepreneurship in Britain - 7 March 2018
"In an open letter, published on International Women's Day, British business owners including Samantha Cameron, Mary Portas, Alexa Chung and Karren Brady,
insisted that better access to funding for female founders would help boost the UK economy."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

Empowering Women a Top Goal for International Women’s Day - Text + Audio + Video - 7 March 2018
"International Women’s Day events are being held Thursday in many cities around the world.
This year, empowerment and activism are important as #MeToo and other social media movements are making news.
Also, you will hear from a group helping women in countries affected by war."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


 

International Women's Day 2018: How the day began and why the fight for women's rights is still necessary - 7 March 2018
"International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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MAKING BOOTS

Making boots from hippopotamus and ostrich - 7 March 2018
"Using exotic game skin leathers such as crocodile, buffalo, hippopotamus and ostrich, its boots remain much in demand around the world."

(BBC)

 

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PLASTIC

Diver swims through 'horrifying plastic cloud' - 7 March 2018
"The Indonesian island of Bali is popular with tourists and known for its beautiful beaches.
British diver Rich Horner lives on a nearby island, and filmed himself swimming through rubbish in the sea."

(BBC)

 

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GENDER PAY GAP

Gender pay gap: what we learned in week two - 7 March 2018
"As big firms are required for the first time to reveal their inequalities, we digest the results...
This year, for the first time, all public and private sector organisations in Great Britain with more than 250 employees
will have to reveal the difference between what they pay men and women."

(theguardian.com)

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SPACE

Meet CIMON, a ‘Floating’ Space Assistant for Astronauts - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video + Quiz - 7 March 2018
"Researchers have developed the first AI assistant for use in space. It will be deployed to the International Space Station during a planned mission in June."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile CompanioN) is a mobile and autonomous assistance system
designed to aid astronauts with everyday tasks on the ISS.
This will be the first form of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on an ISS mission. (Airbus)

 

Meet the future face of space travel - 5 March 2018
"Celena Dopart has one of the most exciting jobs in the world ‒ and what she does at Boeing is paving the way for the next generation of astronauts"

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

 

Lost in space | Official trailer [HD] | Netflix
"The Robinson family, part of a highly trained mission to establish a new colony in space, is unexpectedly pulled off course forcing them to crash land on a lost planet.
Danger will find them."

(YouTube)

 

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DISNEY PARKS

It's Street View after all: Disney Parks come to Google Maps
(blog.google)

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06/03/2018


GUN CULTURE

Gun Culture - a padlet
Created by Isabelle Destat (Ac. Versailles)
(fr.padlet.com)

Safety In Schools: The Debate Over Guns & The Second Amendment
(newsela.com)
Thanks to Isabelle Destat.

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NUCLEAR WEAPONS

North Korea open to relinquishing nuclear weapons, says Seoul - 6 March 2018
"Donald Trump says ‘possible progress being made’ after North Korea offers to freeze programmes if US comes to table"

(theguardian.com)


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with South Korean chief delegator Chung Eui-yong
during their meeting in Pyongyang.

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PENGUINS

Penguin super-colony discovered on Antarctic Danger Islands, in pictures (12) - 2 March 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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SNOW

Photo Dispatch: Military helicopter delivers supplies to snowbound villages in Cumbria (10 photos) - 6 March 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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PLASTIC

'Plastic, plastic, plastic': British diver films sea of rubbish off Bali - 6 March 2018
"Video posted on YouTube shows water densely strewn with food wrappers, cups and sachets as tropical fish dart in and out"
+ 'So much plastic!': British diver films deluge of waste off Bali – video

(theguardian.com)

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CLASSROOM PAY

Classroom pay: ‘My male colleague was paid £7,000 more than me’ - 6 March 2018
"A primary school teacher left her job after discovering a gender pay disparity. Her story is the tip of an iceberg"

(theguardian.com)

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OBESITY

Britain’s new diet: the 400-600-600 plan to counter obesity - with pictures and a map - 6 March 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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OSCARS

Oscars Honoring, Correcting History - Text + Audio + Pictures - 5 March 2018
"The 90th Academy Awards honored the best films of 2017.
Mexican director Guillermo del Toro was the big winner with the Best Picture and Best Director Oscar for his film “The Shape of Water”. "

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

'The Shape of Water' Wins Best Picture at 2018 Oscars - Text + Audio + Pictures + Videos - 5 March 2018
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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05/03/2018


ELEPHANTS

Myanmar, Conservationists Working Together to Save Elephants - Text + Audio - 4 March 2018
"Elephants have had a rich history in Myanmar, the country also known as Burma.
Throughout the country’s past, the animals have been used for everything, including transportation, agriculture and warfare. But the survival of elephants is under threat."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ZOOPHARMACOGNOSY

How Wild Animals Self-Medicate - 7 February 2018
"Borneo being short on physical therapists, orangutans, especially adult females, have been known to chew the leaves of a local plant
and rub the resulting paste onto the painful area...
Chimpanzees were observed consuming the bristly leaves of a bitter African plant.
The medicinal plants were purging parasites from the digestive tract, resulting in rapid health improvement."

(daily.jstor.org)

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FAUX PAS IN FRANCE

What NOT to do in France: Avoid These Faux Pas in France!
"This video explores what NOT to do in France, by an Expat in France who has been living here for 5 years.
If you're visiting France you may wonder what not to do while in France, French etiquette and manners
- the do's and don'ts of the French culture - in other words, Les faux pas en France!!"

(YouTube)
Do French people agree with these faux pas?

 

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ROBOTS

Burger-flipping robot begins first shift - 5 March 2018
"Flippy, a burger-flipping robot, has begun work at a restaurant in Pasadena, Los Angeles.
It is the first of dozens of locations for the system, which is destined to replace human fast-food workers.
The BBC's North America technology reporter Dave Lee saw it in action."

(BBC)

 

 

Meet the robot lending a cyber-hand to Cornwall’s cauliflower harvest - with pictures - 3 March 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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