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MARCH 2019

= WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

01 - Saint David's Day
03 - World Wildlife Day
03 - International Women's Day
11 - Commonwealth Day
11 - Mother's Day (in the UK)
13 - Non-smoking Day (in the UK)
15 - World Sleep Day
17 - Saint Patrick's Day
18 - 24 - Skakespeare Week
20 - SPRING
21 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
22 - World Water Day
23 - World Book Day
30 - EARTH HOUR
31 - Daylight Saving Time (in France)


18/03/2019


LESSON PLANS

Smoking - with audio
1) An oral comprehension in 7 parts.
2) Work on a video to learn lots of vocabulary and work on expressing new ideas

(soundguideweb.com)

Social media - with activities
5 ways that social media and the internet are affecting our brain
(soundguideweb.com)

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CYCLONE IDAI

Cyclone Idai: 'Massive and horrifying damage' in Mozambique - with pictures and a video - 18 March 2019
"Cyclone Idai has had a "massive and horrifying" impact on Mozambique's port city of Beira, the Red Cross says...
The cyclone has killed more than 100 people across southern Africa."

(BBC)

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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

Saint Patrick's Day celebrations around the globe – in pictures - 17 March 2019
"Global festivities marking the annual tribute to the patron saint of Ireland"

(theguardian.com)


"A man dressed as St Patrick leads the start of the annual St Patrick’s Day parade
through the city centre of Dublin on 17 March."

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GILETS JAUNES RIOTS

French government unprepared for gilets jaunes riots, critics say - 17 March 2019
"Opposition claims security was lacking as protesters ransacked Champs Élysées in Paris...
The president, Emmanuel Macron promised to come up with strong measures to prevent further violence after rioters threw paving stones at police and restaurants,
luxury stores, news kiosks and cars were torched, ransacked and looted...
Saturday marked the 18th week of gilets jaunes protests. Numbers were higher than in recent weeks as protesters sought to make their voices heard
at the end of Macron’s “great debate” nationwide consultation process."

(theguardian.com)


"Protesters outside Le Fouquet’s brasserie, which was vandalised and set alight."

Unrest returns to Paris with worst yellow vest violence in weeks - with pictures and a video - 16 March 2019
"Anti-government protesters hurled rocks and paving slabs at police, looted boutiques, smashed up a luxury restaurant on Paris’s famed Champs-Elysées
and set a bank on fire on Saturday."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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CHRISTCHURCH SHOOTINGS

New Zealand gun laws will change, says PM - 17 March 2019
"New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says her country's gun laws "need to change" and "will change"
in the wake of the mosque attacks in Christchurch that killed 50 people."

(BBC)

 

Christchurch attack: suspect had white supremacist symbols on weapons - 15 March 2019
"Man to appear in court charged with murder after 49 people shot dead at two mosques"
+ Jacinda Ardern says Christchurch mosque shootings were terrorist attack – video

(theguardian.com)

Christchurch shootings: 49 dead in New Zealand mosque attacks - 15 March 2019
"Forty-nine people have been killed and at least 20 wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand...
Brenton Tarrant identified himself in the video live-streamed on Facebook.
Social media accounts in that name were used to post a lengthy, racist document in which the author identified the mosques that were later attacked
and set out anti-immigrant motivations for the attack."

+ Video: Jacinda Ardern: "This can only be described as a terrorist attack"
+ Video: Eyewitness: "My hands were shaking so hard"
+ Video: Pictures on social media show an arrest being made after the New Zealand mosque shootings

+ Follow our live updates
+ Christchurch shootings: Mosque attacks mapped
+ What is known about the suspects?

+ Witnesses 'prayed for end to bullets'
+ Agonising wait for victims' families
+ Bangladesh cricket team escapes shooting

+ Social media's role in Christchurch attack
+ UK mosque security under review

(BBC)

SUSPECT ‘MOTIVATED BY WHITE SUPREMACY’ - with pictures and videos - 15 March 2019
"The man accused of opening fire at the mosques appears to have been motivated by white supremacy and extremism that he saw in the United States.
During a news conference, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison characterized the alleged shooter as an “extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist.”

[HuffPost]

AT LEAST 49 DEAD IN NEW ZEALAND MOSQUE SHOOTINGS - with pictures and videos - 14 March 2019
"A mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, left at least 49 people dead and the city on lockdown for hours.
Four people were taken into custody. One man in his late 20s has been charged with murder and will appear in Christchurch court Saturday.
The police were still working to determine if and how the other three were involved."

[HuffPost]

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WOMEN'S RIGHTS AND GENDER EQUALITY

US accused of trying to dilute global agreements on women's rights - 18 March 2019
"Draft documents suggest US will refuse to reaffirm commitment to international declaration on women’s rights at New York forum"

(theguardian.com)

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Paul MANAFORT

Paul Manafort: Ex-Trump chief gets 43 more months in jail - 13 March 2019
"US President Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort has been jailed for 43 more months on charges stemming from the Russia investigation."

+ Trump feels 'very bad' for jailed Manafort
+ Trump's high-rolling campaign boss
+ The Trump-Russia saga in 250 words

+ Who's who in the Russia-Trump inquiry?
+ Trump's biggest headache might not be Mueller

(BBC)

Paul Manafort charged by New York prosecutors with 16 further crimes - 13 March 2019
"Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, was indicted by a grand jury on charges of mortgage fraud, conspiracy and falsifying business records,
the Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance said on Wednesday."

+ Manafort charged with fraud minutes after federal sentencing
+ Trump has no authority to issue pardon in state cases

(theguardian.com)

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CHICKENS 'GANG UP' TO KILL INTRUDER FOX

Chickens 'gang up' to kill intruder fox on French farm - 13 March 2019
"Chickens in a school farm in north-western France are believed to have grouped and killed a juvenile fox."

(BBC)

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BOEING

Ethiopian Airlines Flight Recorders Sent to France for Examination - Text + Audio + Pictures - 14 March 2019
"The flight recorders from Sunday’s deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane have arrived in France to be studied."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Trump issues order to ground Boeing 737 Max planes – live news - 13 March 2019
"Donald Trump announces jets ‘will be grounded upon landing at their destination’, following other countries that suspended planes"

(theguardian.com)

US Grounds All Boeing 737 Max Planes - Text + Picture + Audio + Video - 13 March 2019
"American President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the United States would ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 planes “effective immediately.”

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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2020

BETO’S RUNNING - with a video and a picture
"Beto O’Rourke, the Texan who gained a national following with his long-shot campaign against Sen. Ted Cruz last year, is running for president.
He confirmed his candidacy in a video posted Thursday morning."

[HuffPost]

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HOMELESS PATIENTS IN ENGLAND

NHS data shows rise in homeless patients returning to streets - 13 March 2019
"Exclusive: number of hospital discharges of people of no fixed abode up 30% since 2014...
Experts have warned of a growing humanitarian crisis in England after instances of patients leaving hospital with nowhere to go rose by nearly a third between 2014 and 2018...
growing number of homeless deaths...
In 2018, 8,758 people were discharged without a fixed abode, 2,010 more than in 2014"

(the guardian)

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BREXIT

How Brexit changed the English language - 14 March 2019
"From ‘Bremain’ and ‘Bregret’ to ‘Euro-Fudge’, Christine Ro takes a look at the new phrases and expressions coined by a referendum."

- Seven words that can help us be calmer
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The earliest fragments of English
-
Around the world in 80 words
(BBC)

MPs vote by majority of 210 to extend article 50 and delay Brexit - 14 March 2019
"Symbolically significant indicator of PM’s loss of control of process is carried by 412 votes to 202.
MPs have voted to extend Brexit beyond 29 March by backing a government motion forced on Theresa May by the Commons."

(theguardian.com)

MAY’S BREXIT MAYHEM - with a video - 13 March 2019
"What the hell just happened in Britain? Humiliated Theresa May is on the brink, but she’s trying one final Brexit gamble."

[HuffPost]

British Parliament Votes Down Brexit Deal Again - Text + Audio + Picture- 12 March 2019
"British lawmakers voted 391 to 242 against Prime Minister May’s plan Tuesday, 17 days before Britain is to withdraw from the political and economic alliance."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

BREXIT EXPLAINED in 13 WORDS
"Brexit! Brexit! Brexit! It's all anyone is talking about in Britain. Do you understand Brexit? It's ok if you don't because I'm not sure anyone really understands it.
So I have made this English lesson for people who want to understand it better. Brexit explained in 13 words. Enjoy!"

(YouTube)
+ Fiche par Yvan Baptiste (Ac. Montpellier) :
Brexit explained in 13 words
+ Archive avec screenshots et odt

 

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UK - IMMIGRATION

Journeys - Stories of Immigration 1948-71 - 38 minutes
- Video découpée en plusieurs parties (raisons du départ, le voyage, trouver un logement, un job, language of racism, ...)
- Personnes interviewées très faciles à comprendre pour les lycéens
- Du vécu authentique 100% avec beaucoup de vocabulaire super utile

(YouTube)

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Study: Warm Waters Caused Many Sea Creatures to Move Far North - 17 March 2019
(learningenglish.voanews.com)



Global climate strike: students take to the streets – in pictures - 15 March 2019
(theguardian.com)

Climate strikes spread worldwide as students call for action - with pictures and a video - 15 March 2019
"Thousands of school pupils worldwide have abandoned classrooms for a day of protest against climate change...
The day of action is expected to embrace about 100 countries."
+ Video: Climate change: Fears about effects of pollution and climate change

+ What is a climate emergency?
+ BBC Newsround - climate protests live page
+ What does the Paris climate deal say?
+ Graphics: Where we are now on climate change

+ Young people protest across England
+ Classroom walk-out over climate change

(BBC)

'There is no planet B': best placards from the global climate strike - 15 March 2019
"Young people, inspired by Greta Thunberg, have stepped out of lessons to press politicians to act on climate change"

(theguardian.com)

Videos & Articles About Today’s Student Strike Demanding Action On Climate Change - 15 March 2019
by Larry Ferlazzo

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BORDER WALL

US Senate Rejects Trump’s Emergency Order, Veto Expected - Text + Audio + Picture - 14 March 2019
"The 59-41 Senate vote, however, is short of the two-thirds majorities that will be needed to overturn Trump’s veto."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

TRUMP FACING NATIONAL EMERGENCY DEFEAT - with a video - 13 March 2019
"President Donald Trump appears headed for an embarrassing reprimand from members of his own party today
when the Senate votes on a resolution disapproving of his declaration of emergency over the border."

[HuffPost]

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SCHOOL SHOOTING IN BRAZIL

10 DEAD IN BRAZIL SCHOOL SHOOTING - with a video and pictures - 13 March 2019
"Two young men wearing hoods and carrying guns, knives and crossbows opened fire at a school in southern Brazil on Wednesday,
killing eight people before taking their own lives, authorities said."

[AP]

School Shooting in Brazil Leaves 10 Dead, Over 20 Injured - Text + Audio + Picture - 13 March 2019
"At least 10 people are dead after two young men attacked a public school in southern Brazil on Wednesday. More than 20 other people were reported injured."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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DEAD WHALE

Dead whale washed up in Philippines had 40kg of plastic bags in its stomach - 18 March 2019
"Marine biologists horrified to find 16 rice sacks and multiple shopping bags inside curvier beaked whale...
In a damning statement on their Facebook page, the museum said they uncovered “40 kilos of plastic bags, including 16 rice sacks,
4 banana plantation style bags and multiple shopping bags” in the whale’s stomach after conducting an autopsy.
Images from the autopsy showed endless piles of rubbish being extracted from the inside of the animal,
which was said to have died from “gastric shock” after ingesting all the plastic."

(theguardian.com)

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MEET TENGAI

Meet Tengai, the job interview robot who won't judge you - with pictures and a video - 12 March 2019
"The world's first robot designed to carry out unbiased job interviews is being tested by Swedish recruiters. But can it really do a better job than humans?"
+ Video: Would you be happy being interviewed by a robot?

(BBC)

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WHY YOUR MEMORIES CAN'T BE TRUSTED

Why your memories can't be trusted – video - 14 March 2019
"Memory does not work like a video tape – it is not stored like a file just waiting to be retrieved.
Instead, memories are formed in networks across the brain and every time they are recalled they can be subtly changed.
So if these memories are changeable, how much should we trust them?
With experts Dr Julia Shaw and Prof Elizabeth Loftus, the Guardian's Max Sanderson explores the mysterious world of human memory,
how false memories can be implanted – and how this can be harnessed for good and ill"

(theguardian.com)

 

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