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20/05/2014


FASHION

Fashion through the decades
"Look, listen and play the game (Jumbled Words)."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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ANIMALS

Travel company ends unethical animal tours (19th May, 2014) - a lesson plan with audio
"One of the world's top travel companies is ending its tours to many of the planet's top animal attractions."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)


STA Travel Cancels All 'Unethical' SeaWorld Tours - 18 May 2014
"They have stopped tours that include elephant rides, visits to Tiger Temple in Thailand and visits to SeaWorld parks in Orlando and San Diego..."

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19/05/2014


A NEW PAGE :

UK TRIBES

DESCRIPTIONS
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES
SONGS

 


THE WORLD WIDE WEB

What is the World Wide Web? - Twila Camp
"The World Wide Web is used every day by millions of people for everything from checking the weather to sharing cat videos.
But what is it exactly? Twila Camp describes this interconnected information system as a virtual city that everyone owns
and explains how it's organized in a way that mimics our brain's natural way of thinking."

(YouTube)
+ a lesson
(ed.ted.com)

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THE NATIONAL SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL MUSEUM

The National September 11 Memorial Museum - a photo gallery
(boston.com)

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SONG

We are one World Cup anthem with subtitles
(vimeo.com)

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SLANG

10 slang phrases that perfectly sum up their era
"Lexicographer Jonathon Green selects the slang words and expressions that encapsulate the age in which they were coined."

(BBC)

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WW1

World War One: The original code talkers - Artice + Video
"When US military codes kept being broken by the Germans in WW1 a Native American tribe came to the rescue.
They just spoke their own language - which baffled the enemy - and paved the way for other Native American "code talkers" in WW2."

(BBC)

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18/05/2014


BABIES


How mothers deliver a baby from little girl point of view
Scene from Cosby Show Season 6
(YouTube)

 

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DEATH PENALTY

Death Penalty - a worksheet
(escuelaeuropea.org.es)

Video: Death penalty stories (animated slideshow)
(amnesty.org)

'The Green Mile'
Summary - Background - Study Questions - Action Questions

(damaris.org)

Teaching Ideas for 'The Green Mile'
(ehow.com)

'The Green Mile' - 2 worksheets : 1 with questions + 1 with the answers
(ilc.rkmc.hct.ac.ae)

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TEEN TRIBES

Teen tribes
"Look, listen and play the game (Hangman)..."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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GOOGLE / CARTOON

Cartoon: Deleting Your Personal Data from Google
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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MALALA

Malala Yousafzai portrait by Jonathan Yeo sells for $82,000 - 15 May 2014 
"An oil painting of Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai has been sold for $82,000 (£49,000) at an auction in New York."

(BBC)

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LESSON PLAN

Man of Steel: Could x Managed to - a lesson
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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RESTAURANT

"Little Chef" Menu
(littlechef.co.uk)

 

Little Chef 
"is a chain of roadside restaurants in the United Kingdom, founded in 1958 by entrepreneur Sam Alper, and modelled on American diners.
It specialises in the "Olympic Breakfast", its version of a full English, and "Jubilee Pancakes".
The restaurants are mostly located on sites on A roads and motorways, often paired with a Travelodge motel and a petrol station."

(Wikipedia)

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Thanks to Jenny LEGER (Ac. Rouen)

 


Roald DAHL

Objectif culturel et démarche actionnelle : exemple de séquence autour de Roald Dahl en 3ème
par Cyril Dussuchaud - Ac. Limoges

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Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

 


SONG / CONDITIONAL

The Black Keys - Turn Blue
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS
"In the dead of the night I start to lose control
But I still carry the weight like I've always done before
I really don't think you know
There could be hell below, below...
I could dream ahead before my world turn blue
And the light inside would only shine for you"

(metrolyrics.com/)

 

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HOTELS

The world's strangest hotel complaints (14 May 2014) - a lesson plan with audio
"An international travel site conducted a survey on hotel complaints around the world and found some unusual things."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

World's weirdest hotel requests and complaints
(skyscanner.net)

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YOUNG PEOPLE / SONG / LESSON PLAN

TWO FINGERS - a lesson plan
"This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Jamie Thraves used as a music video for Jake Bugg and his song Two Fingers.
Students watch a short film and a lyrics video, speak about the problems faced by young people, and reconstruct a story and lyrics."

(film-english.com)

 

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NAMES

Top Baby Names for 2013 in Each State
- The most popular boys' names of 2013
-- The most popular girls' names of 2013
with MAPS

(neatorama.com)

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WORD CLIPPING

Word Clipping
"Shortened forms of words like rhinoceros (rhino), synchronization (sync), and limousine (limo), common in conversation and informal writing,
are usually used in their entirety in formal contexts.
These shortened words are called clippings. Sometimes a clipping drives out its longer original and becomes a standard word in its own right..."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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ART

The top 10 monsters in art
"Crawling cannibals, mummies on the move, werewolves, rat-men, and the inspiration for The Exorcist ... here are all your worst nightmares come to life."

+ The top 10 unforgettable faces in art
(theguardian.com)


USAAF: lost artwork from the second world war – in pictures
"During the second world war, the US Army Airforce had bases across Suffolk and Norfolk. In their spare time, some servicemen painted murals.
Some have been saved but many are neglected and deteriorating. Photographer Si Barber has been documenting them for posterity."

(theguardian.com)

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Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

 


FOOD

Food Idioms
(dailywritingtips.com)

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17/05/2014


HOBBIES

48 Successful People With Unique Hobbies - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep.205)
"This week, John explores the hobbies of some rather successful people including Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Ryan Gosling."

(YouTube)

 

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SEPTEMBER 11

A New Story Told at Ground Zero - The National September 11 Memorial Museum
Photos + Video
(nytimes.com)


9/11 museum: Obama attends New York ceremony
- 15 May 2014 - Article + Videos
"President Barack Obama has joined September 11 survivors and rescuers at the dedication of a memorial museum on the site of the attacks in New York.
The National September 11 Memorial Museum includes thousands of personal items and parts of the World Trade Center towers themselves..."

(BBC)


The Searing Blues of the 9/11 Sky - 14 May 2014
"Spencer Finch Turned to the Heavens to Honor the Dead...
When he was chosen more than two years ago to create the only work of art commissioned for theNational September 11 Memorial Museum,
he knew that the sky — or more accurately its continued existence in collective memory — would be his subject."

(nytimes.com)
Thanks to Gaëlle Lantin (Ac. La Réunion)

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VISUAL EFFECTS

The Evolution Of Visual Effects
(YouTube)
"Video editor Jim Casey compiled this fantastic homage to visual effects in this amazing 3 minute montage.
The chronological showcase captures defining moments in visual effects history starting from 1878.
The progression is fascinating to see and it’s exciting to think what lies ahead.
For those curious, the music is “Liberi Fatali” from Final Fantasy VIII by Nobuo Uemats."

(twistedsifter.com)

 

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BRITISH FOOD

Parody of popular Chinese show on British food goes viral - 16 May 2014
"A parody of a highly successful Chinese food show called A Bite of China has gone viral in China, generating almost 800,000 views in just a few days."

(BBC)

 

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BULLYING

'Ronan's Escape' - Short Film on Bullying - 15' 51
"Winner of 10 international film awards, this stunning short film set in the rural wheat belt of Western Australia, provides a candid insight
into the life of Ronan (David Lazarus), a 14 yr old boy who's been bullied at school his whole life. .."

(mousepotato.over-blog.com)

 

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Thanks to Marielle Bianchi (Ac. Toulouse)

 


NEW PAGES on RESCOl 2

CINEMA



Activities to print Film directors Listening Sound effects / Sounds
Actors / Actresses Film genres New York City in films Subtitles
Awards Film ratings Noises Teaching films
Animations Free films Oscars Thematic files
Birds in films History in films Pictures Thriller and Suspense films
BOND James Hollywood Prison in films Topics
Cartoons Horror films Posters Trailers
Christmas in films Interactive activities Robots and Androids Translations
Cliches Interactive games Role-play TV series
Companies Lesson plans Scripts Videos
Conversations Lists of films Shot angles Vocabulary
Facts List of films on Rescol 1 and 2 Songs Webquests

 

 

15/05/2014


MUSIC / FIREWORKS

New Years 2013 - Synchronized Epic Music (Heart of Courage) - FWSim Fireworks Display - HD
"The music choice used for this display is Thomas Bergersen's (Two Steps From Hell) "Heart of Courage." 

(YouTube)

 

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AMERICANS / FRENCH PEOPLE

Smoking Around Bébé: Things Parisians Do That Stun New Yorkers. And Vice Versa. - 14 May 2014
"New Yorkers new to Paris are also regularly startled to find that...
Meanwhile, Parisians new to New York are often aghast that..."

(nymag.com)

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GLOBAL WARMING

Why is the Antarctic cooling? - Audio + Script
"With all the talks about warmer climate, the opposite seems to be happening in Antarctica.
Surface temperatures there are falling. A new study that explains these changes."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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NEW TECHNOLOGY

Forget fingerprints – banks are starting to use vein patterns for ATMs
"New technology is thought to be as accurate in identifying individuals as iris scans and is making a European debut in Poland."

(theguardian.com)

 

ATM = Automated teller machine, a cash dispenser or cash machine.
(Wikipedia)

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Thanks to Gaëlle Lantin (Ac. La Réunion)

 

14/05/2014


VIDEO "LOOK UP"

Video "LOOK UP" script
(jezkemp.blogspot.fr)

 


American version :

Look Up – A short film by Shavon Meyers
"About the film: In this new age of technology focused on social media, text messaging and instant connection,
we are more disconnected than ever. In the film “Look Up” a young man learns a valuable life lesson about this disconnection
from a stranger in New York City. “Look Up” is the second narrative short film from filmmaker Shavon Meyers.
The film was shot on location in New York City."

(vimeo.com)

 

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Thanks to Danièle Dedes (Ac. Nice) and Catherine Tertre (Ac. Rouen)

 


AIR POLLUTION

WHO: Millions Die Every Year from Air Pollution - Audio + Script
"Also this week, a new report says 2013 was one of the warmest years ever; how wind turbines in the sea may cut the power of severe storms;
and how scientists hope to produce electricity from the power of ocean waves."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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POLICE INTERROGATIONS

L.A. Noire Xbox 360 - Interrogations of Jacob Henry (Chapter The Red Lipstick Murder)
(YouTube)

 

L.A. Noire Interview Guide | The Golden Butterfly Part 1 (Michelle Moller & Hugo Moller)
(YouTube)

 

 

L.A. Noire Interview Guide | The Silk Stocking Murder Part 1 (Barbara Lapenti & Angel Maldonado)
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Marie-Luce Morin (Ac. Rouen)

 


WRITING LETTERS

Stephen Fry: the letter that saved my life - video
"Stephen Fry explains how a few short words turned his life around as a troubled teenager, and imagines the fantasy letter
he would send to Oscar Wilde to rescue him from the shame and despair that blighted his final years..."

+ Caitlin Moran's letter to the future
+ Russell Brand on the alchemy of letter writing

(theguardian.com)
He also answers the following questions:
- To whom would you like to write a letter now, in the past or in the future?
- Why is it important to keep writing letters?

(Thanks to Isabelle Farissier - Ac. Grenoble)

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13/05/2014


FUTURE

WELCOME TO THE FUTURE
"The future is going to be filled with endless innovation and adventure! Here's a look at some of tomorrow's excitement today!"

(YouTube)

 

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MONEY

Reuters Video: The billionaires' favourite playground + TRANSCRIPT
"The number of billionaires in the UK has exceeded 100 for the first time, according to theSunday Times Rich List.
And as Ivor Bennett reports London is now home to more super-rich than any other city in the world."

+ IDIOMS + COMMENT + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

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ALCOHOLISM

Global status report on alcohol and health 2014
+ Related links:
Second meeting of WHO Global counterparts 12 - 14 February 2014
WHO Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol
WHO Global Information System on Alcohol and Health

Alcohol fact sheet : "Worldwide, 3.3 million people die every year due to harmful use of alcohol,2 this represent 5.9 % of all deaths..."
(who.int)

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DANGEROUS DOGS

Dog attacks to be punished with longer jail terms for owners - 13 May 2014 
"Tougher penalties have come into force for dog owners in England and Wales who allow their pets to attack people."
+ Viewpoints: Stopping dangerous dogs
(BBC)

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MUSIC

Reuters Video: Austria's 'bearded lady' wins Eurovision Song Contest + TRANSCRIPT
+ VOCABULARY + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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GLOBAL WARMING

An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore - 3 documents créés par Armelle Meyer (Ac. Bordeaux) :
- A worksheet (with answers)
- "Le pdf est montré aux élèves au vidéoprojecteur pour introduire le film avant visionnage et anticiper."
- Script and exercise
+ the video.

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IDIOMS

8 Idioms to tell someone to “shhh” or be quiet
(englishwithatwist.com)

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RACISM

Mo Asumang: Confronting racism face-to-face - 13 May 2014 - a video 
"In her new documentary, The Aryans, she confronts racists, both in Germany and among the Ku Klux Klan in America."

(BBC)

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12/05/2014


3D PRINTING / COPYRIGHT

Three Dimensional Printing Raises Copyright Concerns - Video
"There are increasing calls for lawmakers to reconsider copyright laws that protect the owners of 3D printing designs."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MUSIC

Music You Won’t Hear Anywhere Else - New Orleans brass bands - Audio + Script
"We go to the music-filled Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LESSON / EMPATHY

The Conditioned - a lesson plan
"This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Facebook Stories about Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho
who was homeless in São Paulo, Brazil, for nearly 35 years. Raimundo sat in in the same spot and wrote every day...
 In the lesson students describe two pictures, write a narrative, watch a short film and discuss questions related to the narrative shown in the film."

Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Time: 90 minutes
Topic: Empathy
Language: Adjectives to describe a person and narrative tenses

(film-english.com)



Empathy "is the capacity to recognize emotions that are being experienced by another sentient or fictional being.
One may need to have a certain amount of empathy before being able to experience accurate sympathy or compassion." 

(Wikipedia)

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11/05/2014


USING SONGS

10 Ways To Use Songs In The EFL Classroom
(lyricalenglish.wordpress.com)

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EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

Austria's Conchita Wurst wins Eurovision Song Contest - Article + Video - 11 May 2014 
"Austrian drag act Conchita Wurst has been crowned the winner of the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest held in Denmark's capital, Copenhagen.
The singer, whose real name is Tom Neuwirth, won with the song Rise Like a Phoenix, collecting 290 points."

+ Eurovision 2014: Reporter's diary - Video
Austria's Conchita Wurst: "This night is dedicated to... peace and freedom"
(BBC)

 

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IMMIGRATION

Top Five Immigration Myths - 1'03
(vimeo.com)

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Thanks to Fabienne Arnoux (Ac. Nice)

 


MUSEUM of WITCHCRAFT

THE MUSEUM OF WITCHCRAFT BOSCASTLE CORNWALL
(YouTube)

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APARTHEID / SOUTH AFRICA

Apartheid - 3'56
(YouTube)

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A NEW PAGE :

LIFE of PI (film)

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ANIMALS

What are the animals doing ? - a slideshare
(fr.slideshare.net)

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Thanks to Bouchra Ahouari (Ac. Orléans - Tours)