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10/05/2014


MUSIC

Talking about Music - Why do we listen to music? - a lesson
(efllecturer.blogspot.com.es)

"You are going to

  • discuss music and use vocabulary to describe music
  • listen to a discussion about the role music plays in our lives and do some comprehension activities"



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DISASTERS

The luckiest unlucky man to ever live (Frane Selak)
"Frane's amazing string of lucky escapes culminated in him winning the lottery."

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ALCOHOLISM

Patrick Roche - "21" (CUPSI 2014) - a poem
Download the audio of this performance: http://bit.ly/1fvcKtz
(YouTube)
"Patrick Roche is a poet and a student at Princeton University. He grew up with an alcoholic father whose addiction ultimately killed him.
You learn that at the beginning of Roche's poem entitled "21." It provides a timeline of Roche's experience of his father,
 but told in reverse, from the present day to Roche's earliest memories.
It's simply beautiful.
Roche condenses the pain ingeniously in this presentation of his poem  at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational
in Boulder, Colorado. The line at 0:50 is particularly artful."

(Neatorama)

 

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BASEBALL

Play Ball! Baseball is America's 'National Pastime' - AUDIO + SCRIPT
"A look at baseball’s influence on music and poetry in the United States. Sing along - and practice your American English - as we head for the ball park."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MUSIC

Saving Black Gospel Music - AUDIO + SCRIPT
"New African-American museum in Washington, DC to save and play music that is an important part of American history."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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COCA COLA

Coca Cola changes recipe after online petition (May 09, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The Coca-Cola Company, the world's largest beverage maker, is amending the recipe to several of its drinks following an online petition."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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FEARS

What are Your Deepest, Darkest Fears? - AUDIO + SCRIPT
"You might be surprised at what some people are afraid of. Learn about phobias and common idioms to use when you are afraid."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MAN / WOMAN

Bic Pens for Women
"Bic has a new line of pens, just for women. See what Ellen had to say about them!"

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Valérie Surmont (Ac. Caen)

 


JOB / MOTHERS

World's Toughest Job - #worldstoughestjob - Official Video
"Unlimited hours. No breaks. The most important job is also the world's toughest job."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Fabienne Arnoux (Ac. Nice)

 


NEW TECHNOLOGIES

PLURALITY - 14'14 - in New York 2023

 

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REMEMBER...

REMEMBER 1988
+ Full Tracklist
(YouTube)
MORE YEARS to remember on the right of the page on YouTube.

 

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LONDON

The London Evolution Animation
"The London Evolution Animation (LEA) shows the historical development of London from Roman times to today,
using georeferenced road network data brought together for the first time. The animation also visualizes (as enlarging yellow points)
the position and number of statutorily protected buildings and structures built during each period."

(YouTube)

 

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FAMILY

Me & You
"On May 25, 1971, Jackie Miller and her husband brought home their son, Scott, whom they adopted. 37 years later,
Scott brought his mother to StoryCorps, where they shared a conversation about Jackie's decision to adopt him,
their profound love for one another, and Scott's trepidation at what the future holds."

(YouTube)

 

 

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SPACE

The effects of space travel on the human body
"Many people dream of travelling into orbit, to the Moon or even beyond. However those who experience the reality of spaceflight
face a succession of potential health problems, says Richard Hollingham."

(BBC)

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GRAFFITI

In pictures: India election graffiti
(BBC)

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GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL

Metallica to headline Glastonbury on Saturday night slot - Article + Video
"They (a heavy metal band) will join the previously announced headliners Arcade Fire and Kasabian at the event in Somerset on 25-29 June."

(BBC)

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ROBOTS

'Killer robots' to be debated at UN - 9 May 2014
"Killer robots will be debated during an informal meeting of experts at the United Nations in Geneva.
Two robotics experts, Prof Ronald Arkin and Prof Noel Sharkey, will debate the efficacy and necessity of killer robots.
The meeting will be held during the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW)...
This will be the first time that the issue of killer robots, or lethal autonomous weapons systems, will be addressed within the CCW."

Related stories :
- MP aims to target 'killer robots' - 16 JUNE 2013, WALES
- New campaign urges killer robots ban - 23 APRIL 2013, UK
- Robot warriors: Lethal machines coming of age - 04 MARCH 2013, MAGAZINE

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Campaign to Stop Killer Robots
"The first multilateral talks on killer robots open at the United Nations in Geneva (UN) at 10:00 on Tuesday, 13 May 2014."

(stopkillerrobots.org)

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WORLD'S OLDEST WOMAN

World's 'oldest woman', 116-year-old Peruvian, speaks of daily challenges - a video - 1'46 - 9 May 2014
It is claimed that Filomena Taipe Mendoza is the oldest woman in the world at 116.
She has lived a secluded and simple life in the Andes.
Claudia Redmond reports.

(BBC)

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SOCIAL MEDIA

#BBCtrending: Film lamenting social media goes viral - a video - 3'54 - 9 May 2014
"A video which slates social media has become a massive hit on YouTube, with more than 32 million views.
The video entitled 'Look Up' claims that we've become "a generation of idiots, smart phones and dumb people" and are "slaves to technology".
It's been lauded and criticised online with some finding it inspirational and other saying it's just sentimental rubbish.
Gary Turk, a 27 year old British film maker, wrote, directed and starred in 'Look Up.'
In his first media interview, he tells Anne-Marie Tomchak of BBC Trending about unwittingly become an internet sensation."

(BBC)

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ADJECTIVES

Adjectives to describe films / plays / books
- flashcards - with examples
(quizlet.com)

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09/05/2014


CRIME

Crime and Punishment - crossword to print
(Origin unknown)

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VAMPIRES / HEALTH

Cartoon: 'Vampire' Blood Injections
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON  + EXPLANATION + VOCABULARY + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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SCIENCE

Science - Free Science Presentations in PowerPoint format
& Free Games for Kids
 
 (science.pppst.com)

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ART

Picasso painting fetches $31 million in NY auction (AFP) - 7 May 2014
"Pablo Picasso's 1932 oil painting "Le Sauvetage" sold at auction for more than $31 million after a bidding war
at Sotheby's in New York which saw it surge past its estimated pre-sale price."

(newshour24.com)

 

Monet's Water Lilies painting ("Nympheas") sells for $27 million (USD) at auction (1:17) - 5 May 2014 - a video
(uk.reuters.com)

 

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GOOGLE GLASS

Google Glass: Why the gadget faces its biggest test - 5 May 2014 - Article + Video
"Will Google Glass catch on? With a backlash in full swing, there may be one thing that threatens the technology’s adoption more than anything else,
argues Chris Baraniuk. And in the video above, BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly takes a look at how one airline is embracing the technology
while some other businesses would rather ban it."

(BBC)

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CINCO de MAYO

In pictures: Mexico celebrates Cinco de Mayo - 6 May 2014 
(BBC)

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MALALA

Nigeria abducted schoolgirls: Malala Yousafzai urges action - 7 May 2014 - Article + Video
"Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who survived a shooting by Taliban insurgents, has said
the world must not stay silent over the abduction of more than 200 girls in Nigeria."

(BBC)

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THE SEA

By the sea
"First watch the slideshow, listen and learn the words. Then, click on "Start now"."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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NEW PAGES on RESCOL 2 :

MUSIC and SONGS

Activities to print JACKSON Michael PRESLEY Elvis
ADS Jazz Protest songs
BEATLES (The -) Jokes Quotes
Blues Karaoke Rap
Cartoons Lesson plans REED Lou
Cinema List of songs with activities for most of them Reggae
Comparatives of similar degree in songs Listening Rock n'Roll
Conversation questions LORDE Roots music (American -)
Country music MADONNA SEEGER Pete
Dictionaries MARLEY Bob Songs to listen to
Downloading music Music styles Spelling words in songs
Facts National anthems Stories
Folk music NIRVANA Teaching English through songs
Games to print Nursery Rhymes Topics
Gospels / Spirituals / Black music Pictures Videos
Hip hop PINK FLOYD Vocabulary
Idioms and Proverbs Poems Webquests
Interactive activities Pop music WINEHOUSE Amy
Interactive games Posters World Music Day

 

 

04/05/2014


ALLERGY

Cartoon: How's the Hayfever?
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION + VOCABULARY + ACTIVITY
+ Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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SHAKESPEARE

Shakespeare Anniversary Crossword
"Last Wednesday (23 April) was the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth.
So, to mark the occasion, here is a crossword I created to test your knowledge of the great man's life and works.
Click here to download a PDF version, and here for an interactive web version."

+ Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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THE CAR BOOT SALE

Learn English With Photos 11: The Car Boot Sale
"You can download a PDF with a transcript and glossary here, and see all the previous episodes on the LEWP YouTube channel."

+ Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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SLAVERY

AMERICAN HISTORY WORKSHEETS: SLAVERY AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
"In the eighth lesson in the American History Worksheet series, students are asked to listen to an old slave melody that held a secret, hidden meaning. 
Objective: Students will understand the hardship slaves faced as they made their ways towards freedom.
Time: One class period.
Resources: the video of “Follow the Drinking Gourd” available either downloaded or available through the Internet;
one worksheet for each student; pens or pencils."

(teachlikeapcv.com)

 


Worksheets - Black Peoples of the Americas
(historyonthenet.com)

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Thanks to Laure Peskine

 


ANIMALS

World's Deadliest Animals - an infographic
(Neatorama)

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Look up - A spoken word film for an online generation.
'Look Up' "is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways
to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Julia Thompson (Ac. Montpellier)

 


SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY

Young People Crowd Science and Technology Fair - AUDIO + TRANSCRIPT
"Thousands of students and parents attend D.C. science fair. Also, a famous ship becomes a communications laboratory."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CAT

Jack, the Jazzy cat,  chanson de Sylvain Kustyan:
Document proposé en fin d'année de 6ème - section à orientation européenne.
Diaporama  qui permet de :
1. découvrir et acquérir le vocabulaire qui facilitera la compréhension de la chanson.
2. réactiver et consolider
 la compétence suivante : savoir poser des questions

Pré-requis : 

  • présent de be, have, can, must,

  • présent simple et présent BE+ ING des verbes d'action

  • who, what, how, how many

  • cas possessif


Created by Murielle Pennetier (Ac. Orléans-Tours)

 

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VIDEO GAME

Official Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare Reveal Trailer - with Kevin Spacey
"Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare envisions battlegrounds of the future, where both technology and tactics have evolved
to usher in a new era of combat for the franchise.
Power changes everything on November 4th, 2014."

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03/05/2014


SUPERBUGS

Superbugs that medicine can't kill  (May 03, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"There are many horror movies about superbugs that spread around the world and kill millions of people.
The WHO has said the spread of deadly superbugs is now a reality."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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MONEY

Think Yourself Rich! Or Try Saving - AUDIO + SCRIPT
"A comic book that teaches you how to think your way rich. And some ideas about saving money, if that doesn't work.
Or just learn some great idioms about making and saving money."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


Napoleon Hill - Think And Grow Rich - ORIGINAL Full Length
- 2h 13'
"Here is the full length original First edition video footage published by Napoleon Hill in march 1937.
This video is perfectly named Think And Grow Rich which first popularised the Law Of Attraction..."

(YouTube)


Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill - Audiobook Full - 10h 47' 15''
(YouTube)

 

 

Think and Grow Rich - a comic book
(fr.slideshare.net)

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01/05/2014


IMMIGRATION

Americans Debate Illegal Immigration - AUDIO + SCRIPT
"The United States has expelled 2 million illegals since 2009. Also, Supreme Court makes important education decision."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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URBAN TRIBES

Urban tribes
"Urban tribes are groups of people in urban areas who have some kind of close association based upon similar lifestyles or activities"

See EMMA Urban Tribes : Names + photos + explanations
(poster.4teachers.org)

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Thanks to Nelly BELOUET (Ac. Dijon)

 


STREET ART

Bay Area Graffiti: The Early Years | KQED Arts
"KQED Art School presents rarely-seen photos of San Francisco Bay Area graffiti in the 1980s captured by photographer Jim Prigoff,
co-author of the seminal book on early graffiti "Spraycan Art". Artist Neon describes the styles, spots, and writers
that had an early influence on the Bay Area graffiti scene. See more art vids athttp://www.KQED.org/ArtSchool."

(YouTube)

 

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TSUNAMIS

How tsunamis work - Alex Gendler
"The immense swell of a tsunami can grow up to 100 feet, hitting speeds over 500 mph - a treacherous combination for anyone or anything in its path.
Alex Gendler details the causes of these towering terrors and explains how scientists are seeking to reduce their destruction in the future."

(YouTube)

 

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CAR NAMES

32 Car Name Meanings - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep.203)
"John looks at the origins of many popular brand and model car names."

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ADS

Please Use This Song (Jon Lajoie)
(YouTube)
"Jon Lajoie wrote a little song you can use in your TV ads. It will sell anything, but he’s mainly aiming to sell the song itself.
See, there’s no money in the music business (for artists), but there’s plenty in advertising. The lyrics, and an iTunes link, are at the YouTube page." 
(Neatorama)

 

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TV

Top 50: Best American Television Show Theme Songs (With Lyrics)
Almost all of the songs have either a video or a link to a video
(dailyoftheday.com)

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NEW PAGES ON RESCOL 2

THE SEA / THE SEASIDE / OCEANS

 

Activities to print Interactive activities Seaside (The -)
Advice Interactive games Signs
Animations Islands Songs / Music
Art Lesson plans Sports
Beach (The -) Listening Submarines
Boats Literature Summer holidays
Cartoons Museums Superstitions
Cinema Pictures Videos
Conversation questions Pirates Vocabulary
Facts Poems Webquests
Fish and Shells Pollution World Maritime Day
Games to print PowerPoint Presentations World Oceans Day
Idioms and Proverbs Safety

 

pages :

Christopher COLUMBUS OIL-SPILLS
ENDANGERED SPECIES TSUNAMI
HOLIDAYS / VACATION WATER
James COOK