Cliff Richard & The Shadows - Summer Holiday
+ 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"
- with a worksheet (pdf) created by Marion Astrou (Ac. Montpellier)
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."
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."
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."
Thanks to Stéphane Athimon (Ac. Nantes)
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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)
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."
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!"
Create amazing presentations
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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)
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."