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05/05/2015


NEPAL

US Expanding Aid Efforts in Nepal - Text + Audio - 5 May 2015
"U.S. military aircraft, heavy equipment and air traffic controllers arrived in the capital, Kathmandu, on Sunday.
They will be used to help transport aid to earthquake victims.
They are working to reach the areas that have received little help since the 7.8-magnitude quake struck on April 25th."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Aid struggling to reach needy in Nepal (May 04, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A week after the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal, the full extent of the disaster is still coming to light."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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NATURAL DISASTERS

Talk2US: Natural Disasters - VIDEO
"A natural disaster can be a hurricane, a flood, or an earthquake.
Jonathan talks with callers about the kinds of natural disasters in their home countries."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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POLICE

Body Cameras Seen as Good and Bad for US Police Officers - Text + Audio + Video - 5 May 2015
"The Houston Police Department has experimented with body cameras for the past two years.
The department deploys about 100 of the cameras on its officers each day.
There are many questions about the cost of such camera systems and the limits on what the technology can do.
And who controls the images?"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THE AMISH

Amish: A Secret Life (59:06)
"An intimate portrait of Amish family life and faith, following Old Order Amish couple Miriam and David and their family, and capturing
the reason why this family decided to open their lives to the cameras in a society where the church forbids photography."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Stéphanie Joubard (Ac. Rennes)

 


LIFE on the HIGHEST MOUNTAINS

How high above the ground can life endure?
"Life is tough on the highest mountains, thanks to freezing cold, intense winds and thin air.
But some animals still manage to live on the roof of the world."

(BBC)

Red panda

Snow leopards

 

Jumping spider

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THE ROYAL FAMILY

Princess Charlotte sent gifts from around the world - 5 May 2015
(BBC)

Royal baby's name revealed - 5 May 2015 - A report
(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

Charlotte au service de la langue et des Repères Culturels
-  Listen to the key moments on May 2
- 2 vidéos et 20 rubriques linguistiques et/ou culturelles

(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

The Royal Family
"Solve the crosswords, then take the audio quiz below
."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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BALTIMORE

Cartoon: Baltimore Riots
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + LANGUAGE NOTES + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

What racism has done to Baltimore - City Life
(newyorker.com)

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US ELECTIONS

Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson launch Republican 2016 bids - 4 May 2015
(BBC)

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CINEMA

A Brief History of PG-13
(YouTube)
This video contains images which some people may find unsettling.

 

 

The ongoing failure of the PG-13 rating
"The PG-13 was meant to signal a strong note of caution to parents that a movie might be too intense or troubling for some children,
or might inspire some conversations a parent wasn’t ready to have."

(thedissolve.com)

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GRAMMAR

Some Nice No-Prep Activities to Practise First Conditional 
(cristinacabal.com)

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SHAKESPEARE

Shakespeare Lesson Plans
A Free Collection of Shakespeare Lesson Plans and Workshop Ideas

(shakespeare.about.com)

Explore Shakespeare's London With This Interactive 16th Century Map
(citylab.com)

Top 10 Phrases Invented By Shakespeare
(YouTube)

 

 

How to make Shakespeare easy for English language learners
(britishcouncil.org)

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Thanks to Jürgen Wagner

 


DAILY ROUTINE

Daniel Powter - Bad Day
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS
(azlyrics.com)

 

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COCKROACHES

7 Fictional Cockroaches
1. MUSICAL COCKROACH
2. OPPRESSED ANIME COCKROACHES
3. SAD ALIEN COCKROACHES
4. BELOVED POET COCKROACH
5. ALIEN ROBOT COCKROACHES
6. ______ THE COCKROACH ("This one is a quiz; answer at end of the article.")
7. WELL-KNOWN LITERARY COCKROACH
(neatorama.com)

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04/05/2015


CINEMA

21 memorable babies in film - with PHOTOS
(telegraph.co.uk)

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ROYAL BABY 2

Royal princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana - 4 May 2015
"The fourth in line to the throne will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge."

+ In pictures: Royal baby introduced
(BBC)

 

«Royal baby n°2»: Pourquoi on a tiré 103 coups de canon - 4 May 2015
"Pour l'arrivée de la nouvelle princesse britannique née le 2 mai, 103 coups de canon ont été tirés ce lundi, 62 depuis la Tour de Londres,
et 41 depuis Green Park. Des 62 coups de canon tirés à Londres, les 20 premiers saluent la naissance,
les 21 suivants sont pour la reine Elisabeth II et les 21 restants pour la ville de Londres. 
C'est une vieille tradition royale, au Royaume-Uni et dans les pays du Commonwealth faisant anciennement partie de l'Empire britannique..."

(20minutes.fr)

Royal baby: Traditions and customs surrounding Prince William and Catherine's new baby princess - 2 May 2015
"Cannons will be fired across London in celebration — 62 shots from the Tower of London and 41 from Green Park
— and the Union Jack flag will be flown from government buildings across Britain."

(abc.net.au)

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03/05/2015


Beatrix POTTER

Beatrix Potter
"Watch the video about the famous English writer and play the game."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

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ANIMALS

Animals - Reading comprehension
"Watch the video and click on "Play this game" to do the three pages of activities."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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PRESS FREEDOM

Bad News for Press Freedom Around the World - Text + Audio + Video - 2 May 2015
"A new report says working conditions for reporters have fallen severely in the last 10 years.
The study says reporters face increasing restrictions and threats. At the same time, press freedom around the world is extremely low.
Many countries have only a partly free press, or no free press at all."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CITIES

The 25 Most Popular Cities to Visit in America
"Big cities and small historic towns top the list of most popular places to visit in America, according to the travel site TripAdvisor.
Millions of users voted New York City, Chicago, and Charleston, South Carolina as the top three cities to visit in the U.S.
Here's a look at all 25 cities!"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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PARIS / NEW YORK

Paris vs New York : the differences
(YouTube)

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Thanks to Julia Thompson (Ac. Montpellier)

 


APRIL NEWS

April news - Noughts and Crosses - with answers
"Classe coupée en deux, un élève différent de chaque groupe choisit une case alternativement, propose une lettre et la solution s'il l'a.
Si c'est bon, je valide sa case (nought or cross) et ainsi de suite jusqu'à ce qu'un groupe ait aligné trois noughts or crosses."

Created by Sophie Djimadoum (Ac. Créteil)

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BIKING TO WORK

Biking to work
"3 activités réalisées à partir d'une vidéo de watchmojo.com. Leila nous parle des avantages d'aller au travail en vélo."

Activité lacunaire 1 - Activité lacunaire 2 - Exercice d'association
(soundguideweb.com)

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JAPAN

Japan
"3 activités réalisées à partir d'une vidéo de watchmojo.com. Rebecca nous présente le Japon."

Activité lacunaire 1 - Activité lacunaire 2 - Exercice d'association
(soundguideweb.com)

 

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THE ROYAL BABY

A" HOME-MADE" EXPRESS GAME OF CARDS 
Télécharger « THE ROYALS A GAME OF CARDS.pdf »
Télécharger « THE ROYALS A GAME OF CARDS.docx »

(ekladata.com)
Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)


Royal baby: Family tree - 2 May 2015
"The second child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, a baby girl, was born on 2 May 2015. She is fourth in line to the throne.
Click on the images below to find out more about a Royal Family which spans four generations."

(BBC)

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UK GENERAL ELECTION

UK Election 2015 - Summarised Manifestos of the Main Parties 
(fr.slideshare.net)

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Thanks to Sylvie Rey (Ac. Grenoble)

 

02/05/2015


CARTOONS


Cop shooting - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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Drone warfare - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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Baltimore riots - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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IT'S A GIRL!

Royal baby: Duchess gives birth to daughter
(BBC)

 

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FOOD

What Did the Romans Eat? Food and Drink in Ancient Times
(neatorama.com)

What Did the Romans Eat? Food and Drink in Ancient Times
(madefrom.com)

What Did The Romans Eat? Food And Drink In Ancient Times
(presurfer.blogspot.com)

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AUSTRALIAN IDIOMS

ILLUSTRATIONS EXPLAIN WHAT DIFFERENT AUSTRALIAN IDIOMS ACTUALLY MEAN
(lostateminor.com)

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NEW YORK CITY

New York City - interactive games
"First look at the map and play the game, then play a second game below."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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BALTIMORE

Baltimore Police Officers Charged in Death of Black Man - Text + Audio + Video - 2 May 2015
"The chief prosecutor in the eastern U.S. city of Baltimore, Maryland has announced charges
against six police officers in the case of the death of a 25-year-old black man.
Freddie Gray died in the hospital April 19th, a week after he was arrested.
Mr. Gray’s death was ruled a homicide."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CRIME / LOOTING

News Words: Looting - VIDEO
"The word looting come up in news stories about unrest or during disasters.
Hear how the word is used in a news story and our hosts will give you more details."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SPILLGLOP 250

SPILLGLOP 250 : Offshore Oil Spill Recovery Vessel
"Offshore oil spill recovery vessel for use with major oil slicks and discharges.
SPILLGLOP® SG250 (Jumbo) can work efficiently up to force 6 and with a clean up rate of 100 m3/hr continuously.
Her cruising speed is 15 knots.
To fight HNS pollution, absorbents can be stored onboard and then spread out using the water system installed for fire fighting."

(YouTube)

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SONG / ADVICE

Always Keep An Edge On Your Knife - Corb Lund
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"always keep an edge on yr knife, son, always keep an edge on yr knife 
cuz a good sharp edge is a man's best hedge against the vague uncertainties of life..."

(cowboylyrics.com)

 

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BULLYING

Bullied kids at higher risk of mental health problems (1st May, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new study says that children who are bullied by other kids could have mental health problems when they are adults."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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01/05/2015


 


CINEMA / LAW

15 great courtroom films - with PHOTOS
(telegraph.co.uk)

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MIGRANTS

The Migrant Dead - interactive - 30 April 2015
"We display an icon for every Europe-bound migrant who has died or disappeared since 2005, based on data from the Migrant Files.
Click the icons to learn more about each incident."
(slate.com)

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RACISM

How Do You Teach Students About Freddie Gray?
"Teaching about race in a lecture-style class becomes a challenge because it requires teachers to be listeners more than talkers."

(slate.com)

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IN THE NEWS

Baltimore Police End Investigation of Freddie Gray’s Death - Text + Audio - 30 April 2015
"Prosecutors will now decide whether to charge six police officers involved in Mr. Gray’s arrest.
Also in the news, Pakistan sentences 10 men for attack on Malala;
Nigeria says 150 more freed from Boko Haram;
Bernie Sanders enters 2016 U.S. presidential race;
Boy rescued five days after Nepal quake."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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VIETNAM WAR

Parade Marks 40th Anniversary of Vietnam War's End - Text + Audio - 30 April 2015
"On April 30, 1975, North Vietnamese tanks moved into the center of what was then the South Vietnamese capital, Saigon.
The United States pulled its last embassy officials out of the city. Vietnamese officials marked the date with a parade in Ho Chi Minh City."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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UK ELECTION 2015

Full coverage of Election 2015 - Leaders face public on Question Time - 1 May 2015
(BBC)


Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and David Cameron.

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ROAD SAFETY

A dog's life - animation
"Dino is a family dog. He helps to keep people safe on the roads. Read his diary and find out what he did last week."

(learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

Keep safe, stay alive - a song
"There are 5 lessons about road safety in this song. Listen to the song and see what they are."

(learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

Road safety run - a game
"Dino the dog likes running. But there are lots of dangerous things on the road - tyres, rubbish bins and bouncing balls!
If they hit him, he's in trouble! In this game you have to help Dino run, and answer questions about road safety along the way.
How far can Dino run?"

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