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21/05/2016


AFTER SCHOOL ROUTINE

AFTER SCHOOL ROUTINE - 2 mind maps (pdf)
Created by Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)

(englishnexon.e-monsite.com)

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PODCASTS

Elementary Podcasts
"Learn everyday English with over 50 free podcasts about everyday topics.
There are interactive exercises to help you practise the language you hear."

(learnenglish.britishcouncil.org)

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A NEW PAGE:

ZIKA VIRUS

 

ACTIVITIES TO PRINT QUIZZES
CARTOONS TIMELINE
INFORMATION VIDEOS
LESSON PLANS VOCABULARY
LISTENING  

 

The ZIKA Virus - What we know
(YouTube)

 

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SMOKING

Plain cigarette packaging has arrived, but will it reduce smoking? - 20 May 2016
"UK legislation introduced today bans the tobacco industry from using branding on their cigarette packaging.
But will it change the number of smokers?"

(theguardian.com)

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GM-FOOD

Canada approves sale of genetically modified salmon - 19 May 2016
- "Agencies: modified fish as safe and nutritious as conventional salmon
- Growth hormone genes from two fish allow it to grow twice as fast."
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(theguardian.com)

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CHILD LABOUR

Silence far from golden for child labourers in the mines of Uganda - with pictures - 20 May 2016
"Official records deny its very existence, but the grim reality is that gold unearthed by children working in Ugandan mines is flowing freely
into the global market."

(theguardian.com)

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VEGAN

Vegan on Board
(otherwords.org)

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FOOD

Street Food Safety - a quiz
(manythings.org)

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WOMEN

Les femmes qui dirigent le monde - 11 PHOTOS
(20minutes.fr)

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BIKES

US Cities Celebrate #BiketoWorkDay - Text + Audio + Video - 20 May 2016
"National Bike to Work Day helps new bikers try cycling as a way to commute.
In big U.S. cities, local bicycle groups provide Bike to Work Day participants with food, drinks and support as they make their journeys.
The hashtag #BiketoWorkDay2016 trended on Twitter."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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STORY

The Caliph, Cupid and the Clock by O. Henry - Text + Audio + Video
"Often we can feel like there is not enough time in the world. Many people hurry through life and take little time to enjoy the world around them. Read about one man's belief that clocks are bad in this classic American Story, "The Caliph, Cupid and the Clock" by O. Henry."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TECHNOLOGY

Levi's® Commuter™ x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket
"Levi's® and Google collaborate to create the newest in wearable technology - the Levi's® Commuter™ x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket.
Coming in the Spring of 2017, it is the first ever smart garment with Jacquard by Google technology woven in. Stay connected, not distracted as you get directions, information on nearby places, change your music, and answer calls.
Levi Strauss & Co. has been innovating since the birth of the first pair of jeans in 1873. The Levi's® Commuter™ x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket continues this legacy by offering seamless connectivity and a safer ride. Be in the moment on and off your bike.
Learn more about the Levi's® Commuter™ x Jacquard by Google collaboration at http://www.levi.com.
See the Levi's® Commuter™ collection at http://www.levi.com/US/en_US/features..."

(YouTube)

 

 

Google Soli watch by LG hands-on by ATAP - 20 May 2016
See more http://www.slashgear.com/tags/google-atap/
(YouTube)

 

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'HARMONY OF THE SEAS'

The world's largest cruise ship and its supersized pollution problem - Article + Video - 21 May 2016
"As Harmony of the Seas sets sail from Southampton docks on Sunday she will leave behind a trail of pollution
– a toxic problem that is growing as the cruise industry and its ships get ever bigger."
(theguardian.com)

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WHITE HOUSE SHOOTING

White House shooting: Secret Service stops armed man - 21 May 2016
The White House has seen a number of security incidents in recent years, prompting changes at the executive complex.
In April, Secret Service caught an intruder climbing over the White House fence.
In 2014, Iraq War veteran Omar Gonzalez jumped the White House fence and ran into the building with a knife. Also that year,
a toddler squeezed through the gates of the fence and was caught on the lawn.
In 2013, one man tried to crash a jeep filled with knives and bullets into a security gate.
In 2011, Oscar Ortega-Hernandez shot at the White House and was charged with attempting to assassinate Mr Obama or a member of his staff."

(BBC)

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REFUGEES

Migrant crisis: Greek judges tell Syrian refugee Turkey is unsafe - 21 May 2016
(BBC)

Meet Istanbul's migrant musicians - VIDEO - 21 May 2016
(BBC)

Still The Most Shocking Second A Day - 9 May 2016
"A human tragedy is unfolding. 60 million people have been forced to flee their homes – creating the largest refugee crisis since World War II.
Among them is a generation of children who have lost everything they know: their homes, their education – sometimes even their families.
It’s a situation that has forced families into terrifying situations and impossible choices. And children have suffered most."

(YouTube)

 

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20/05/2016


A NEW PAGE:

COUNTERFEIT GOODS

 

CARTOONS PICTURES
FACTS QUIZZES
INFORMATION VIDEOS
LESSON PLANS VOCABULARY
LISTENING WEBQUESTS
MUSEUM  



A NEW PAGE:

GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS
or GM foods
or genetically engineered foods

 

ACTIVITIES TO PRINT LESSON PLANS
CARTOONS LISTENING
CINEMA PICTURES
CONVERSATION QUESTIONS PROS and CONS
FUTURE SONGS
HISTORY VIDEOS
INFORMATION VOCABULARY
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES WEBQUESTS

 


RACE

25 Facts About The Indy 500 - mental_floss List Show Ep. 420
(YouTube)

 

 

The Indianapolis 500
"is an automobile race held annually at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, an enclave suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana."

(Wikipedia)

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FOOD

U.S. Scientists Say Genetically Engineered Foods Are Safe - Text + Audio - 19 May 2016
"A new American report says genetically-engineered foods are generally safe for humans and the environment.
The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine released the report on Tuesday.
The findings probably will not end the debate over use of genetically-engineered foods in the U.S."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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COUNTERFEIT GOODS

The Economics Report: Market for Illegally Made Goods Reaches $460 Billion - VIDEO - 19 May 2016
"An organization that studies economic and social issues says the international trade in counterfeit goods is rising.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development or OECD warns that some of these products can endanger the public
and might even finance terrorists or criminal groups."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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WISH

J.J. Cale - Wish I Had Not Said That
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"You don't come here too often
You make my day when you come around
You know I love you something awful
You're a diamond I have found
Wish I had not said that, baby..."

(azlyrics.com)
Thanks to Richard C. (Ac. Versailles)

 

 

Oh I wished I'd looked after me teeth - a poem with AUDIO
"Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth,
And spotted the dangers beneath
All the toffees I chewed,
And the sweet sticky food..."

(pamayres.com)
Thanks to Fabienne G. (Ac. Amiens)


Massad - I Wish You Had Known

(YouTube)
Thanks to Isabelle F. (Ac. Grenoble)

 

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SOUTH AFRICA

The 'WHITE squatter camps' of South Africa: Shanty towns built after the fall of Apartheid are now home to hundreds of families
- 24 February 2016
(dailymail.co.uk)
Thanks to Isabelle F. (Ac. Grenoble)

  • Working-class white people, most of them Afrikaans-speakers, are going through an intense crisis in South Africa
  • This is one of 80 white squatter townships in country where families live in poverty, with little food or running water
  • Seeking to undo years of racial inequality, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) government introduced laws that promoted employment for blacks and aimed to give them a greater share of the economy
  • This, along with the global financial meltdown, has meant many white South Africans have fallen on hard times
  • See more of the latest news updates from South Africa and around the world  

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Roald DAHL

Hay Festival 2016: an A-Z of Roald Dahl — grunion, oinck, zozimus and his other most frumptious inventions - 19 May 2016
(telegraph.co.uk)


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REFUGEES

Migrant crisis - a webquest (.docx) - Niveau Terminales - à adapter pour le collège
Created by Nathalie Antoniutti (Ac. Lille)

Grandson to auction Miro paintings to help refugees - 18 May 2016
"The Miro sale at Christie's auction house in London is aiming to raise 50,000 euros ($56,600) for the Red Cross humanitarian organisation."

(yahoo.com)

Royal Navy helps in mass rescue - a lesson plan (pdf)
"HMS Bulwark, a Royal Navy assault ship, has rescued more than 1,000 migrants from boats off the coast of Libya."

(schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org)

CELEBRATING REFUGEES - Monday 15 June – Sunday 21 June 2015 - a lesson plan (pdf)
Refugee week
(schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org)
Thanks to Ghislaine B. (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

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BURNING MAN

Six Things the World Could Learn from Burning Man
"Most people think that Burning Man is a bunch of naked hippies doing drugs in the desert... and they are right. But Burning Man is also much, much more. It has become a giant social experiment. It has launched movements, shaped global organizations and brought creativity to a whole new level to those who are brave enough to face the heat and face themselves in the infamous dust."
(YouTube)


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INDIA

India's dying mother
"The Ganges is one of the greatest rivers on Earth, but it is dying.
From the icy Himalayan peaks, where it begins, right down to the Bay of Bengal, it is being slowly poisoned..."

(BBC)

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TEACHING

When it all goes wrong: 6 tell-tale signs you have lost control - 13 may 2016
(tes.com)

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19/05/2016


GATED COMMUNITY

Story of cities #46: the gated Buenos Aires community which left its poor neighbours under water - with photos - 19 May 2016
"The richest and poorest residents of Argentina’s capital are separated by the walls of gated communities.
When heavy rains in 2013 left those outside the barriers vulnerable to severe flooding, their only hope was to tear them down."

(theguardian.com)

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REFUGEES

Chinese, Germans and Britons most welcoming to refugees, says report - with graphics - 19 May 2016
"Global poll finds 10% would take in refugee – rising to 29% in UK – with Australia fifth on Amnesty index despite hardline policies."

(theguardian.com)

Human traffickers 'using migration crisis' to force more people into slavery - 19 May 2016
"EU report warns that children have become preferred target for criminal gangs
amid concern over thousands of minors disappearing from official view."

(theguardian.com)

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ROAD TRIP

The neverending road trip - 17 May 2016
"How one intrepid family shook off normality for a life on four wheels."

(BBC)

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DRINKING

Why the Brits love drinking - 6 May 2016
"The nation has a historic reputation for liking a drink – but is this a tired stereotype?
For the final part of the Myths of Britain series, Alastair Sooke finds out."

(BBC)

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BREXIT

Barred from voting on their own future - 19 May 2016
"About three million people living in the UK are citizens of another EU country.
Many have lived here for decades and count Britain as their home, but they can't vote in the referendum
on whether to remain in the European Union. So what do they make of the vote?"

(BBC)

Can the Queen vote in the EU referendum? - 18 May 2016
"The Sun newspaper's been told off for misleadingly reporting that the Queen's in favour of the UK leaving the European Union.
But is she allowed to vote in next month's referendum, asks Justin Parkinson.
The Queen doesn't vote. She "has to remain strictly neutral with respect to political matters" and is "unable to vote or stand for election", according to the Buckingham Palace website. But..."
(BBC)

Brexit: The (animated) Movie
"Hello, I'm Matt. I'm a British animator and have created this short animation making the case for why Britain should leave the EU.
I think it is very important more people understand that a post-Brexit Britain won't be swallowed by the ocean, or ignored by the world. Rather, a sovereign Britain will likely flourish under British leadership, working as partners with Europe and the rest of the civilised world - *not as vassals governed by the whim of an undemocratic and unaccountable European Commission!"

(YouTube)
Thanks to Muriel O. (Ac. Montpellier)

 

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EQUAL PAY

A movie star and a maths expert fight for equal pay - 19 May 2016
"House of Cards star Robin Wright has revealed she demanded the same pay as her co-star Kevin Spacey
- but what does fighting for equal wages look like for women who are not movie stars?"

(BBC)

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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

Buckingham Palace breach: Man arrested in grounds - 19 May 2016
"A man has been arrested in the grounds of Buckingham Palace after scaling a perimeter wall, police have said...
There have been several security breaches at Buckingham Palace in the past, including the case of Michael Fagan...
In 2003, Daily Mirror journalist Ryan Parry exposed security flaws...
In 2013, a man scaled a fence and was arrested inside the palace...
Last year two men got on to the palace roof..."

(BBC)

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QUEEN ELIZABETH I

Queen Elizabeth I by Isabelle Boresy - VIDEO
(YouTube)

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ART / LINCOLN

Painting Captures Moments after Lincoln's Assassination - Text + Audio - 18 May 2016
(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"Marta Brassfield, one of the Senior Painting Conservators
with Olin Conservation, Inc., uses a fine brush
to inpaint damaged areas of “Borne by Loving Hands,”
a painting by German artist Carl Bersch that captures
the aftermath of President Abraham Lincoln."

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SCHOOL

American Schools Remain Divided by Race - Text + Audio + Photos - 18 May 2016
"In 1954, the Supreme Court decided that public schools could not separate students by race.
The case was known as Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
Sixty-two years after a U.S. Supreme Court decision banned segregation, American schools remain divided by race."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

The Education Report: World Bank to Invest $2.5 Billion in Education Projects for Girls - VIDEO - 18 May 2016
"The World Bank is going to provide close to $2.5 billion to help girls be successful in school.
The global program will concentrate aid in Africa and south Asia."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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RIO 2016

Olympic Doping Probe Focused on Russian Athletes - Text + Audio + Photos - 18 May 2016
"Russian Olympic athletes may be in danger of missing this year’s Olympic Games in Brazil.
The IOC is investigating allegations of doping going back to the 2008 Games in China."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)
IOC = International Olympic Committee

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