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27/05/2015


SONG

Cliff Richard & The Shadows - Summer Holiday
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"We're all going on a summer holiday
No more working for a week or two
Fun and laughter on our summer holiday
No more worries for me or you
For a week or two"

(azlyrics.com)
- with a worksheet (pdf) created by Marion Astrou (Ac. Montpellier)

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MEMORIAL DAY

Memorial Day: Arlington National Cemetery - Text + Audio - 27 May 2015
"Memorial Day is a national holiday observed in theUnited States on the last Monday in May...
Arlington National Cemetery is “A living tribute to our nation’s past” and the final resting place for 400,000 women and men who gave service
to the United States. Slaves, government officials, Supreme Court justices, astronauts, explorers and two presidents are buried there."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CALIFORNIA

Famers help ease water problems in California (25 May 2015) - a lesson plan with audio
"The U.S. state of California is going through the worst drought in its history. Water supplies are now at dangerously low levels."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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NATIVE AMERICANS

True Pride Reality - a song
"True Pride Reality is a music video by hip hop mc Melodic Soul feat. In The Woods.
The video portrays and explains Native American struggles and contemporary issues involving assimilation.
True Pride Reality was shot in Big Pine, California and captures the beautiful scenery of the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.
The song has hard hitting lyrics and gives a strong voice to young Native Americans. Directed by Echota Cheyenne Killsnight."

(vimeo.com)
Thanks to Stéphane Athimon (Ac. Nantes)

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ART

Dans l’œil de JR
(scoop.it)

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Thanks to Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

 


MIGRANTS

US Military Searching for Boat People in Southeast Asia - Text + Audio - 27 May 2015
"The U.S. military has begun flights off the west coast of Malaysia. Military aircraft are searching for thousands of people who are believed
to be trapped on unsafe wooden boats. Last week, Indonesia and Malaysia announced they would temporarily permit the boat people to land."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Exploring America’s Immigration Story - Text + Audio + Video - 27 May 2015
"For years, the first stop for millions of immigrants to the United States was the Ellis Island immigration center in New York Harbor.
A new museum exhibit tells about the people who entered the country before and after the center closed."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Asia migrant's story of four months at sea - Video - 27 May 2015
(BBC)

Malaysian police find 139 suspected migrant graves - Article + Video - 25 May 2015
"Malaysian police say 139 suspected migrant grave sites have been found in 28 people-trafficking camps along the Thai border."

(BBC)

Malaysia finds 'migrant' mass graves near Thai border - Article + Video - 24 May 2015
(BBC)

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POLICE

Baltimore grand jury charges six officers in Gray case - 21 May 2015
(BBC)

How (US) Police Learn When to Shoot - 21 May 2015
(slate.com)

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QUEEN'S SPEECH 2015

Queen's speech 2015: Cameron's plan to axe Human Rights Act delayed - Politics live - 27 May 2015
(theguardian.com)

 

 

The Queen's Speech - Live Reporting
(BBC)

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ROBOTS

Move over R2-D2: A robot for everyone - Article + Photos - 24 May 2015
(BBC)

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DRONES

The secret US military space drone is heading back to orbit - Article + Video - 20 May 2015
(qz.com)

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AIRPORT SECURITY

The new tech changing airport security - 19 May 2015
"Queuing to be searched at the airport is a major downside of going on holiday.
What is the airline industry doing to improve it? Katia Moskvitch investigates."

(BBC)

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SUMO

Life of a sumo wrestler - Article + Photos - 21 May 2015
(BBC)

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HOOKED

Hooked - Part 5
"Hooked - the full story. When packets of white powder washed up on the beach after a shipwreck, Buba's life as he knew it ended.
What seemed to be a lucky break turned out to be the opposite...
Hooked explores difficult themes of drug taking."

(BBC)

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NEPAL

Nepal one month on: UN calls for more aid - Article + Photos - + Videos - 25 May 2015
"One month after the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal, the United Nations has said
the world needs to provide more food aid and shelter for those left homeless."

(BBC)

Where is Nepal aid money going? - 21 May 2015
"Billions will be needed to rebuild Nepal after two deadly earthquakes in as many weeks.
But what will happen to the money flowing into a country where corruption is seen as "endemic"?
Britain is already the biggest national donor to Nepal - but what has happened to this aid?"
(BBC)

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Thomas HARDY

Loin de la foule déchaînée (Far from the Madding Crowd)
Télécharger le dossier pédagogique [PDF - 5 Mo]
(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

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TOYS

Toys of the rich — better than yours - PHOTOS - 21 May 2015
(BBC)

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2016 CAMPAIGN

Guide to 2016 Campaign: Money and Super PAC - Text + Audio
"Raising money is an important part of any election in America. Candidates for the 2016 race for the White House and Congress are busy
lining up dollars to fund their elections. VOA Learning English helps explain how the campaign finance systems work in the U.S."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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IDIOMS

Hold Your Horses! - Text + Audio
"Horses are part of the history and romance of the Old American West. These days, they are popular for sport and entertainment. So, it is easy
to understand why we Americans use so many horse expressions. Learn some of the most common and try to answer our horse riddle!"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

English in a Minute: Straight from the Horse's Mouth - VIDEO
"If you hear something "straight from the horse's mouth" do you have the correct information?
Find out in this week's episode of English in a Minute!"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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PRESENTATIONS

Create amazing presentations
(emaze.com)
Thanks to Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille) :
"Découvrir une image progressivement peut se faire avec "Emaze",
on peut même y ajouter des indices sonores ou écrits au fur et à mesure de la découverte."

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NUCLEAR WAR

Relive A Payload Of Family Games In The Nuclear War Fun Book (1982)
(flashbak.com)

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RED NOSE CHARITY

Red Nose Charity Celeb Supporters Include Kim Kardashian, Reese Witherspoon - 21 May 2015
"Dozens of Hollywood are supporting Red Nose Day - a three-hour televised event held at the New York City venue
raising awareness and funds for several nonprofits, including Feeding America, Save the Children and the United Way..."

(huffingtonpost.com)

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Thanks to Fabienne Robin (Ac. Bordeaux)

 


EXPERIENCES / PRESENT PERFECT

Amazing experiences (pdf)
Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)

 

Experiences - Activities created by Karen Nourry-Bresson (Ac. Bordeaux)
"J'ai fait ce powerpoint à partir du travail d'Isabelle Boresy."

- Experiences (ppt)

- Experiences (pdf)

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IMPERATIVE

Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart: Imperative - Negative Forms - a lesson
"This is a beautiful, magical and dramatic story of a mother who has to make a very difficult decision in life - giving her baby to be raised
by someone wealthier, because she does not have the means to nurture him. It is a French animated movie spoken in English I loved it."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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24/05/2015


PHONE

People Try Living Without A Phone
(YouTube)

 

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WRITING A FILM REVIEW

Planning to write a film review
"As with any kind of writing, you need to start by identifying your genre, purpose, audience and style..."

(BBC)

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Thanks to Mylène Noizet

 


LOCH NESS

Scooby Doo and the Loch Ness Monster Movie |HD
(YouTube)

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Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

 


SELF-DRIVING CAR

Google Self-Driving Car Heading to Public Streets - Text + Audio - 21 May 2015
"This summer, the latest version of Google's self-driving car will make its first appearance on public roads.
The two-seat vehicle does not need a gas pedal or steering wheel.
The prototype can drive, brake and recognize road dangers without human involvement."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CULTURE QUIZ

Culture quiz #8 (Proverbs) - a worksheet

Culture quiz #11 (Thanksgiving) - a worksheet

Culture quiz #14 (Fairy Tales) - a worksheet

Culture quiz #20 (Tricky words in English) - a worksheet

Created by Fabienne Robin (Ac. Bordeaux)

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BULLYING

Spot it and Stop it - Interactive Anti-Bullying Video
+ Discussion Pack : Spot it and stop it! (pdf)
(YouTube)
Thanks to Nathalie Dufresne (Ac. Bordeaux)

 

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Keenan West - Never Ever (The Bully Project) - Youth Motivational Speaker
"My name is Keenan West and I am a recording artist and anti-bullying activist from Cincinnati, Ohio..."

(YouTube)

 

 

Life Skills - Bullying - a lesson
(e-learningforkids.org)

 

Thanks to Sandra Perez (Ac. Montpellier)

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FOOD

Bugs Are the New Food - Text + Audio - 20 May 2015
"Caterpillars in Tanzania, grasshoppers in Mexico, water bugs in Thailand - the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization says
insects are a normal part of the diet of "at least two billion people" around world.
Now, Americans are developing an interest in food made from crickets."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MIGRANTS

Indonesia, Malaysia Agree to Temporarily Shelter Migrants - Text + Audio - 23 May 2015
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Held to ransom in Thailand: The plight of smuggled people - VIDEO - 22 May 2015
(BBC)

Asia migrants: Malaysia orders search and rescue for boats - 21 May 2015
"Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has said his country will conduct search and rescue missions
for Rohingya migrant boats in the Andaman Sea."

(BBC)

Amnesty: Qatar 'still failing' migrant workers - 21 May 2015
"Qatar has made little progress on improving migrant workers' rights, despite promises to do so, the rights group Amnesty International has said."

(BBC)

Child migrants: 'No father, no country, no home' - VIDEO - 21 May 2015
(BBC)

BBC's Martin Patience on board a migrant boat - VIDEO - 20 May 2015
(BBC)

Missing migrant boat found as countries offer shelter - Article + Videos - 20 May 2015
(BBC)

The perilous journey of a migrant boat that made it - Article + Videos - 20 May 2015
"This is the story of one of the many migrant boats drifting at sea. Packed with desperate migrants from Myanmar,
this boat made it to a village in Indonesia days after a BBC team made fleeting contact with it near Thailand."

(BBC)

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CINEMA / Thomas HARDY

Far From the Madding Crowd
"Parenthèse Cinéma a conçu un document d’accompagnement pédagogique
que vous trouverez en téléchargement en cliquant sur le lien suivant :
http://loindelafouledechainee-lefilm.tumblr.com/

ou en pdf

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MILITARY SERVICE

Prince Harry calls for return of military service - a lesson plan with AUDIO - 19 May 2015
"Britain's Prince Harry has called for the return of military service.
This is when young people have to spend a year or two in the army before they start work."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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TRAVELLING

Talk2US: Best Places to Visit Around The World - VIDEO - 19 May 2015
"Jonathan talks with callers about interesting places to visit in their home countries."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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POLICE

The US police chief fighting to end racial tension - Article + Video - 21 May 2015
"As America searches for ways to tackle the huge issues surrounding race and policing,
one police chief believes he has the answers - and others are starting to listen."

(BBC)

US Police: Biker Gangs Threaten Public Safety - Text + Audio - 19 May 2015
"Nine people were killed in Waco, Texas, last Sunday during a gunfight between competing motorcycle gangs.
Now, officials are worried that other gang members could travel to the city and incite more violence.
Waco police say they seized more than 100 guns and arrested about 170 people."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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POEMS / CLIMATE CHANGE

A series of 20 original poems by various authors on the theme of climate change
curated by the UK's poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy
(theguardian.com)

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Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

 


DRONES

Amazon Receives Patent for Drone Delivery System - Text + Audio + Video - 18 May 2015
"Amazon.com has received patent rights to send its products to customers by unmanned drone aircraft.
The company is the largest U.S.-based online seller of products.
But even with a patent, it does not appear the company will put its new delivery system in place any time soon."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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22/05/2015


INTERACTIVE GAMES

Spot the difference
"Solve the crosswords, look at the picture and play the game below." 
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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18/05/2015


SONG

Look at Your Phone! - Key of Awesome #97
(YouTube)

 

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INTERNET

Young Brits on Internet 27 hours a week (16 May 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new survey in Britain reveals that young people spend over 27 hours a week online. This figure has trebled..."
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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DYSLEXIA

New typeface to help with dyslexia
"The Read Regular scheme avoids using letters that can be inverted or mirrored to look alike, and can be confusing to people with dyslexia.
But it still looks like ordinary text."

(theguardian.com)

Read Regular
(readregular.com)

Thanks to Jeanny PRAT (Ac. Lyon)

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OpenDyslexic
Free and Open Source Dyslexia Typeface

(opendyslexic.org)

Thanks to Céline Calard (Ac. Lyon)

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ART

The Night Café - Vincent Van Gogh
(YouTube)
Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

 

WALKING NEW YORK - UN COLLAGE EN COUVERTURE DU NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE
(jr-art.net)
Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

Banksy - Nympheas : analyse iconographique et iconique
(denfar.wordpress.com)
Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)



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LANGUAGES

Common French Words in American English - Text + Audio
"English is loaded with French words. Even if they mean something bad they sound so good. So read on to learn how to say them properly."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SLEEP

English in a Minute: Sleep Like a Rock - VIDEO
"How does a rock sleep? And how do you sleep like one? Find out in this week's episode of English in a Minute!"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL

Discover America's Appalachian Trail - Text + Audio + Video
"The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest and most famous footpaths in the world.
We went to the historic town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, the halfway point of the 3,400-kilometer-long Appalachian Trail.
Also known as the AT, this famous trail passes through 14 states in the eastern U.S."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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EXTREME SPORTS

US daredevil Dean Potter dies during flying stunt - 18 May 2015
"The 43-year-old died while attempting a wingsuit flight from the 7,500 ft (2,286m) Taft Point promontory
in Yosemite National Park, a park spokesman said...

He was the first to climb Yosemite's three most famous big walls in a single day.
He was also renowned for his high-line walks and high-risk parachute jumps, some of which he carried out with his dog."

(BBC)

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MIGRANTS

Indonesia migrant rescue: Recovery from the 'boat journey from hell' - VIDEO - 18 May 2015
(BBC)

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ZOOS

China lion shot after killing man in zoo and escaping - 18 May 2015
"Activists with China Zoo Watch last August uncovered widespread abuse of tigers in zoos,
and also found some were being used in illegal animal shows, reported China Daily."

(BBC)

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INDIA

India’s bizarre border ritual
(BBC)

Pakistan - Indian Border Closing Ceremony
"Captain and Clark go to the Pakistan border to watch India close their gate in a nightly event.
Every day, at sundown, the Indian border guards get in a shouting match with the Pakistani border guards,
almost kick themselves in the face, and then slam the gates closed.
This event draws tourists from all over India, who rejoice in their national pride."

(YouTube)

 

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