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16/05/2015


ART

Pablo Picasso - a worksheet
(englishwithsophia.com)

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BALTIMORE

The Roots of Baltimore's Riot
"The city’s eruption follows decades of systemic failure."

(time.com)

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GRAMMAR

Mr. Peabody & Sherman: Modal for Ability CAN - a lesson
"This is a lovely movie. Mr. Peabody's kind heart is amazing and the plot is just fantastic.
It is great to teach children a bit about history as well. I truly recommend it."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

 

Yesterday at the beach - an animation
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille):
"En faisant une capture d'écran image par image ( il y en a dix) on peut monter une BD.
Le texte peut être coupé bien sûr pour en faire une production écrite ou  servir de CE si on garde le texte."


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CINEMA

18 Films Seek Top Prize at Cannes Film Festival - Text + Audio - 15 May 2015
"The movies competing for the Palme d'Or come from France, Japan, the United States and elsewhere.
But thousands of other films are screened at the famed international film festival.
Hundreds of thousands of people flood the town to see the movies and, maybe, get a look at some stars as well."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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VE DAY

VE 70 - LET THE MEMORY LIVE ON WITH A STORY
(veday.org.uk)
Thanks to Fabienne Robin (Ac. Bordeaux)

Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, VE Day or simply V Day 
"was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 (7 May in Commonwealth realms) to mark the formal acceptance
by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.[1] 
It thus marked the end of World War II in Europe."

(Wikipedia)

 

All You Need To Know About VE Day
"8th May 2015 sees the 70th Anniversary of VE Day, the end of the Second World War in Europe.
In this short video The Royal British Legion tells you all you need to know about this historic day."

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IDIOMS

Belt Idioms
"A belt is a strip of flexible material, such as leather, plastic, cloth, used with or without a buckle for wear (usually) around the waist.
Some idioms are based on a belt’s narrow shape, like the following epithets for different sections of the United States."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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SCHOOL

Good Parenting: Father Makes His Son Destroy One Of His Xbox Consoles For Failing In School!
(YouTube)
"Every parent has a different notion about what is an acceptable level of punishment for their child's bad behavior,
but for some those acceptable levels can be a bit extreme.
The father who shot this (barely NSFW) video gave his son three weeks to fix his failing grades
or he would lose his gaming privileges the hard way - by being made to smash his gaming consoles with a sledgehammer."

(Neatorama)

 

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DYSLEXIA

"Writing in English, being dyslexic: what a challenge!" (pdf)
Mémoire 2 CA-SH option D (troubles cognitifs sévères) - Session 2008
By Laurence SOULARD
(lewebpedagogique.com)

Les Dys au collège
(lewebpedagogique.com)

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Thanks to Céline Calard (Ac. Lyon)

 


INTERACTIVE EXERCISES

New interactive exercises:
- School subjects: http://chagall-col.spip.ac-rouen.fr/spip.php?article924
Created by Laurence HAQUET (Ac. Rouen)

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SPEAKERS' CORNER

Speakers' Corner: The home of free speech
"Speakers' Corner in London is well known as the home of free speech, where anyone can get on their soapbox and make their voice heard. Whether anyone will listen is of course another matter. Photographer Philip Wolmuth has been documenting the corner in London's Hyde Park
for 35 years, and has just published a book of the work. Here, Wolmuth writes about the changes he has seen during that time."

(BBC)

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James BOND

Travel Like 007: The 10 James Bond Locations You Should Visit - with PHOTOS
"The name is Bond, James Bond. And his name won’t be forgotten in all the places he has been to.
Every one of his missions means an around the world adventure from sacred sites to luxurious hotels..."

(whenonearth.net)

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ROBOTS

Robot house sleepover at the home that hums - VIDEO - 16 May 2015
"How would you cope with sharing your living space with a small army of robots?
A professor from Hertfordshire University has set out to answer the question by filling a sensor-equipped home with a host of automatons.
They range from a machine designed to interact with children with autism to a droid that plays football.
The BBC's Zoe Kleinman was invited to spend the night."

(BBC)

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MONEY

The trouble with being a billionaire
"In the words of US East Coast rapper, Biggie Smalls, “mo money, mo problems.”..."
(BBC)

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O. HENRY

A Municipal Report by O. Henry - Text + Audio + Video
"O. Henry was a master of the short story. Some say this is his best short story. It was published in 1904.
It tells of a mysterious woman writer who lives in Nashville, Tennessee. See if you can figure out the murder at the end of the story.
Why does the storyteller throw away the yellow button?"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

A Municipal Report by O. Henry - Video with the text
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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NEPAL

Another Major Quake Hits Nepal, More Than 40 Dead - Text + Audio - 12 May 2015
"A strong earthquake struck eastern Nepal on Tuesday. More than 40 people were killed.
Nepal’s home ministry says more than 1,100 others were hurt. The earthquake also shook other parts of South Asia.
At least four people were killed in India, with another death reported in Tibet."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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REALITY TV

Séquence - Reality TV (A2 - B1)
"La séquence s'inscrit dans la perspective actionnelle et s'inspire des scénarii du DCL.
Il s'agira pour les élèves de collecter de l'information dans différents types de documents pour mener à bien une mission
La tâche finale / la mission à accomplir : Imaginer un nouveau programme de TV - réalité
et en faire une présentation écrite et orale devant un jury de professionnels."

Séquence créée par Laurence  Bernard (Ac. Martinique)

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MIGRANTS

The unknown fate of Rohingya Muslims stranded at sea - VIDEO with Subtitled BBC News - 16 May 2015
"The United Nations has accused countries in South East Asia of "appalling and inhumane" treatment
of thousands of migrants who are stranded at sea.
Most of them are ethnic Rohingya Muslims who face persecution in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.
The BBC's Jonathan Head has been following the fate of one boat of migrants."

(BBC)

 

Why are so many Rohingya migrants stranded at sea? - Article + Photos + Video - 15 May 2015
"The Rohingyas - a distinct Muslim ethnic group who are effectively stateless - have been fleeing Myanmar for decades.
But a combination of factors means that they are now stranded in rickety boats in the Andaman sea, causing international alarm."

(BBC)

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12/05/2015


NEPAL

Nepal earthquake, magnitude 7.3, strikes near Everest - Article + Photos + Videos - 12 may 2015
"A major earthquake has struck eastern Nepal, near Mount Everest, two weeks after more than 8,000 died in a devastating quake."

(BBC)

Second Nepal earthquake strikes
(BBC)

 

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ART

Picasso's Women of Algiers smashes auction record - Article + Photos + Videos - 12 may 2015
+ Analysis: Arts Editor, Will Gompertz
(BBC)

$179.3m in 100 seconds: Highlights as Picasso work breaks record - 12 May 2015
"Picasso's Women of Algiers has become the most expensive painting to sell at auction, going for $179.3m (£115m) at Christie's in New York..."

(BBC)

 

 

Un Picasso, vendu 179 millions de dollars, bat tous les records
+ Vente aux enchères: Les cinq tableaux les plus chers de l’histoire
(20minutes.fr)

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TORNADOES

Tornadoes in Arkansas and Texas - 12 May 2015
"Tornadoes kill at least 5 in Arkansas, Texas as winds of 125 mph and above wreak havoc in four states.
Meg Wagner (New York Daily News)"

(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

US tornadoes: Aerial footage shows Texas devastation - 11 May 2015
"A severe storm has rolled through the southern US, killing at least five people and leaving more than 43 injured.
Homes were flattened as a tornado ripped through Van, Texas. This aerial footage shows the extent of the damage."

(BBC)

 

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ALCOHOL USE

Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use - 12 May 2015
"This book provides a detailed examination of trends and social disparities in alcohol consumption.
It offers a wide-ranging assessment of the health, social and economic impacts of key policy options for tackling alcohol-related harms in
three OECD countries (Canada, the Czech Republic and Germany), extracting relevant policy messages for a broader set of countries."

(oecd.org)

Alcohol: tackling heavy cost of harmful drinking
"Alcohol consumption has fallen slightly in OECD countries over the past twenty years. But young people and women are drinking more.
Alcohol is becoming more easily available, more affordable and advertised more effectively."

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ASYLUM SEEKERS

Thousands of Migrants Arriving in Indonesia, Malaysia - Article + Audio - 11 May 2015
"Officials say more than 1,400 Rohingya migrants were rescued Monday from four boats in Indonesian and Malaysian waters.
This followed the arrival of at least two overcrowded wooden boats on Sunday along the coast of Indonesia’s Aceh Province.
Those boats were carrying about 600 people."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

EU Member States granted protection to 135 700 asylum seekers in 2013
"The EU28 Member States granted protection to 135 700 asylum seekers in 2013, compared with 116 200 in 2012.
Over the last five years, more than 570 000 asylum seekers were granted protection status in the EU."

Download Publication (EN) 
(ec.europa.eu)

Les États membres de l’UE ont accordé la protection à plus de 185 000 demandeurs d’asile en 2014
"Les Syriens demeurent les premiers bénéficiaires."
(ec.europa.eu)

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MISSION TO MARS

NASA Working Toward Mission to Mars - Article + Audio - 11 May 2015
"It is a dream as old as man; to travel through space and discover what lies on other planets, and beyond.
Recently a group gathered in Washington to discuss putting humans on Mars.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden says the agency is on track to land people on Mars in the 2030s."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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FARMS

Use of Antibiotics in Farm Animals Is Expected to Grow - VIDEO
"As the world demands more meat, milk and eggs, experts worry that heavy use of the medicine in livestock
will cause a sharp increase in antibiotic-resistant infections."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CHORES

HULK RUN ERRANDS
"Hulk's to-do list is Incredible."

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11/05/2015


GRAVES

Weird and wonderful graves
(telegraph.co.uk)


Oscar Wilde's grave

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MIGRANTS

'Thousands' of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants stranded at sea - 11 May 2015
"As many as 8,000 people are believed to be stuck on boats, the IOM said.
In the past two days more than 2,000 have arrived in Malaysia or Indonesia after being rescued or swimming ashore..."

(BBC)

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Edgar POE

The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe - Text + Audio + Video
"Poe created the first detective in fiction in this story. Written in 1844, it tells how a detective named Auguste Dupin solves a robbery.
People say that Poe influenced modern detective fiction when he wrote a series of stories about the brilliant mind of Auguste Dupin."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe - Video with the text
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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PIRATES

Pirates a Threat in Southeast Asia - VIDEO - 7 May 2015
"Pirate attacks are increasing again, especially off the coasts of Indonesia and Vietnam."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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PHONE RECORDS

US Court: NSA Phone Record Gathering Is Illegal - Text + Audio - 7 May 2015
"A U.S. appeals court in New York ruled Thursday that the National Security Agency's program to collect phone records of Americans is illegal..."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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DRONES

The Army of the Future - VIDEO
(nytimes.com)

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Thanks to Chantal Robin (Ac. Rennes)

 


US ELECTIONS 2016

More Republicans Join 2016 Presidential Race - Text + Audio - 8 May 2015
"This week one woman and two men announced they would campaign for the Republican party's nomination for president.
Only one of them has held political office. They join three United States senators who have already announced their candidacies."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"From left, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Mike Huckabee
have announced their campaigns for the Republican nomination for president."

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LANDMINES

Students Report on Worldwide Landmine Problem - Text + Audio + Video - 10 May 2015
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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FOOTBALL

Spanish football suspended indefinitely (May 10, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
" Lovers of Spanish football are in shock over the sudden suspension of all games in the country from May 16. This means the penultimate and..."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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ROYAL BABY 2

Britain's new princess named Charlotte (May 6, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their newborn baby daughter."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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David CAMERON

David Cameron working out his first all-Tory cabinet - 9 May 2015
"David Cameron is spending the weekend finalising his first all-Conservative cabinet after his party won a majority in Thursday's election."

(BBC)

Tory majority as Miliband, Clegg, Farage quit
+ The David Cameron story:
"David Cameron has proved the doubters in his own party and beyond wrong by winning a majority of his own at the 2015 general election."

(BBC)

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DEATH PENALTY

Why is the US Supreme Court reviewing the lethal injection? - 11 May 2015
"The United States' Supreme Court has recently heard oral arguments in a death penalty case called Glossip v Gross,
concerning the use of lethal injections when putting prisoners to death."

(BBC)

The Death Penalty - a webquest by Anne-Marie Bourgeais (Ac. Nantes)
= an adaptation of The Death Penalty in the United States - a webquest by Michelle Henry

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BRITISH HOMES

Confusing Things About British Homes - Anglophenia Ep 28
"What might Americans find confusing about a British home?
New Anglophenia host Kate Arnell takes us on a tour of the charming quirks of a U.K. house."

(YouTube)

 

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SANITATION WORKERS

Clean Streets
"Sanitation workers Angelo Bruno and Eddie Nieves worked together for nearly ten years on the same garbage route
in Manhattan's West Village and became fixtures in the community.  After 31 years on the job, Angelo retired. 
At StoryCorps, he talked with Eddie about the unexpected lessons he learned along the way and what he still misses about the job."

(YouTube)

 

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CINEMA / MOTHERS

Which Movie Mom is Best?
(dorkly.com)

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06/05/2015


QUEEN MARY 2

Queen Mary 2 leads Cunard's 175th anniversary sailaway: in pictures - May 2015
"The Three Queens - Queen ElizabethQueen Victoria and Queen Mary 2 - operated by the cruise line Cunard,
arrived at Southampton yesterday morning ahead of a historic sailaway that saw the three liners leave the British port in daylight together
for the first time. These pictures show the historic moment, planned to mark the beginning
of celebrations for Cunard's 175th anniversary year, following the ships' return from world cruises."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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WAR

The Fraud of War - 5 May 2015
"U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have stolen tens of millions through bribery, theft, and rigged contracts."

(slate.com)

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RUSSIAN WW2 PARADE

Russian WW2 parade: A tank-spotter's guide
"Russia will stage its biggest ever military parade on 9 May, to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two.
A rehearsal in central Moscow has revealed some new hi-tech Russian armour for the first time, lifting a veil of military secrecy.
The most talked-about innovation is the Armata T-14 battle tank, described as a new-generation fighting machine to replace Soviet-era tanks."

(BBC)

 

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MUSIC

Pop music marked by three revolutions in 50 years
"The evolution of western pop music, spanning from 1960 to 2010, has been analysed by scientists."

(BBC)

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PLAYGROUNDS

Playgrounds Around the World
(visualnews.com)

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LIBRARIES

'Improbable Libraries' Beautifully Depicts The Fun Side Of Libraries
(huffingtonpost.com)


In Australia

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MIGRANTS

38 million people internally displaced worldwide by conflict and violence
(internal-displacement.org)

Migrants scramble to safety on to cargo ship Zeran - 5 May 2015
"Footage has emerged of migrants on a sinking dinghy desperately trying to reach safety off the coast of Sicily.
A total of 7,000 migrants have made the dangerous crossing from North Africa across the Mediterranean in the past three days."

(BBC)

 

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MURALS

Female street artists take to Dubai's walls
"Colourful murals are popping up across the city, but with strict laws governing street art
it is often business that has created the platform for expression."

(theguardian.com)

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

A question of computers and artificial intelligence - 6 May 2015
(BBC)


"Alan Turing predicted that computers would one day be able to fully interact with humans."

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BALTIMORE

 

Volunteers Aid Victims of Riots in Baltimore - Text + Audio + Video - 5 May 2015
"There were riots in parts of the city after a funeral was held for an African-American man who died after being arrested.
The city is working to get back to normal after a week of violence.
Volunteers are helping people in the neighborhoods that were affected by the unrest."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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DYSLEXIA

Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching
"Gain practical tools and theoretical insights to help dyslexic students learn second languages, with this free online course."

(futurelearn.com)

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WISH FOR

Maleficent: Wish for - a lesson
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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BOOK COVERS

Fairytale Book Covers By Latvian Artist Aniko Kolesnikova
(boredpanda.com)

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WOMEN

Out Loud: Women in Science Fiction - Text + Audio
(newyorker.com)

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OBESITY

Obesity and overweight - January 2015
(WHO = World Health Organization)
"In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 600 million were obese..."

(who.int)

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