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05/05/2017


FLIGHT

Delta Air Lines kicks US family off flight after row over toddler - 5 May 2017
"US airline Delta is facing a public-relations problem after a family claimed they were kicked off a flight for refusing to give up a child's seat."
+ Video: Can you be 'bumped' off a flight against your will?
(BBC)

 

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GAME

Create Your Own Sci-fi Thriller With This Handy Plot Generator
"Looking to write the next big alien thriller but need a few ideas to get you going?
Then you won't want to miss this plot generator Wired created using two James Gunn films and two Ridley Scott creations.
Of course, you could always use it like a Mad Libs game and insert your own ideas for plucky adventurers and terrifying boss aliens."

(neatorama.com)

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SELMA

Selma - dossier pédagogique - destiné aux classes de Collège et de Lycée.
Télécharger le dossier
(zerodeconduite.net)

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FLYING CAR

Is a Flying Car in Your Future? - Text + Audio + Video - 3 May 2017
"Sooner than you think, flying cars may appear in the skies. Imagine never having to worry about traffic, stoplights, or road construction.
A flying car could get somewhere much faster than one traveling by road."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MET GALA

Met Gala 2017 - 3 May 2017
"New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art opened its doors for the Met Gala this week.
It is a yearly event to raise money for the museum's Costume Institute.
The Met Gala is the most important event of the year for the fashion industry."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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HEALTHCARE

Trump scores healthcare victory in House - 4 May 2017
"The US House of Representatives has passed a healthcare bill, bringing President Trump's pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare a stride closer."

(BBC)

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REFUGEES

Refugees Bring Old Skills to New Business - Text + Audio + Video - 4 May 2017
"After they learn about their new home and become familiar with English and the American culture, many refugees become very successful."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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FAKE

News Words: Fake
"If something is fake, is it a good thing or a bad thing? Learn what fake means in this week's News Words."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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Zachary TAYLOR

America's Presidents - Zachary Taylor
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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Stephen CRANE

The Blue Hotel by Stephen Crane, Part Two
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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BRITISH PUBS

Why drinking is now the dullest thing you can do at a pub - 2 May 2017
"Across the country, community-owned pubs are hosting activities like massage, lullabies for babies and financial advice.
Could this model save Britain’s locals?"

(BBC)

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PRINCE PHILIP

Watch: Prince Philip's on-screen life through the years - VIDEO - 5 May 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

A look back at Prince Philip's public life - VIDEO - 4 May 2017
"As Prince Philip prepares to retire from public life, The Telegraph takes a look back at his life on-screen
as he used the medium of television to guide the Royal Family in to the modern world."

(telegraph.co.uk)

Prince Philip's on-screen life through the years - VIDEO - 4 May 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

Prince Philip to step down from carrying out royal engagements - with pictures and videos - 4 May 2017
"The Duke of Edinburgh is retiring from royal duties this autumn, Buckingham Palace has announced."

+ Reaction to Prince Philip's retirement
+ Decades of royal duty
+ Prince Philip's memorable quips
+ Prince Philip's foreign travels in pictures

(BBC)

Prince Philip's gaffes from decades on royal duty - 4 May 2017
"Prince Philip is renowned for speaking his mind - often explained as his attempt to lighten the mood
- and that outspoken nature has at times led to controversy with some of those remarks teetering on the edge of being offensive."

(BBC)

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03/05/2017


WALES

Un Prezi utilisé en introduction à une séquence sur le Pays de Galles
avec un questionnaire que l'on peut poser à ses élèves à la suite de cette activité :

http://englishnexon.e-monsite.com/pages/teachers-zone-3eme/wales.html

Créé par Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)

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CATS!!!

Ultimate Cat Lady: Woman Shares Her Home With 1,100 Felines
"A caring cat lady has given up her 4,200 square foot home to more than a thousand felines.
Sixty-seven-year-old Lynea Lattanzio now lives in a trailer on her six acre property and allows the cats to run freely through the five bedroom house. Today she runs Cat House On The Kings which is California’s largest no-cage, no kill sanctuary for feral and abandoned cats.
Lynea and her team of volunteers care for about 800 adult cats and 300 kittens.
The team starts feedings at the shelter at 4am and they also give medical attention to critically ill cats..."

(YouTube)

 

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LESSON PLANS

'Music is Great' is "a lesson plan for teachers of older teenagers and adults at level B1 explores the theme of music.
Students will develop their reading, speaking and listening skills.
The students' own experiences and opinions form the basis of all discussion and extension work."

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

A third of the food we produce is wasted (May 02, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The British government has said that a third of the food the world produces is wasted and that this is unacceptable."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Food Waste - Level 0Food Waste - Level 1   or  Food Waste - Level 2
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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ACTIVITIES

Remember: Be Going To
"Teaching grammar with movie segments is inspiring and highly motivating."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)


A day in Dublin (pdf) created by Delphine Darrieumerlou (Ac. Bordeaux) - 2 pages

Molly Malone (pdf) created by Delphine Darrieumerlou (Ac. Bordeaux)
- Worksheet: une fiche d'activité en compréhension de l'oral et compréhension de l'écrit sur la chanson "Molly Malone" + Key

with COCKLES AND MUSSELS, a traditional Irish song

 

Captain James Cook (pdf) created by Delphine Darrieumerlou (Ac. Bordeaux)
- une fiche d'activité en expression orale en continu sur la biographie de James Cook
(avec lien Youtube pour des révisions sous forme de quiz Kahoot)

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PLASTIC POLLUTION

New Water 'Bottles' Could Help Fight Plastic Pollution - Text + Audio + Video - 02 May 2017
"Plastic pollution is a serious problem. But a British company may have an answer. The Ooho is a water container that you can eat."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ROBOT

This robot speech simulator can imitate anyone's voice - with AUDIO - 3 May 2017
"A computer program that promises to be able to mimic any human voice after listening to a minute-long recording
has prompted fears about the future of voice as a unique identifier...
The software was able to create new sentences as if spoken by Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton." 
(telegraph.co.uk)

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02/05/2017


WALLS

What walls mean from Hadrian to Trump - Article + Pictures - 2 May 2017
"Barriers of concrete and stone don’t just divide people, they define identities, writes Roger Luckhurst."

(BBC)

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PRESS FREEDOM

Media Rights Groups: Press Freedom 'Never Been So Threatened' - Text + Audio + Map + Video
"Freedom House and Reporters Without Borders say North Korea, Syria and China were the countries with the most restrictions on media.
But the media rights groups say what is changing is that democracies, such as the United States, also had a decline in press freedom last year."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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WASTE

Plastic-eating worm could remove the world's waste (April 30, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A natural solution to the growing crisis of plastic waste in the environment may be at hand via a tiny caterpillar called a waxworm."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Plastic-Eating Worm - Level 4  or  Plastic-Eating Worm - Level 5
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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US / NORTH KOREA

US Thaad missile system operational in South Korea, as Pyongyang says region on brink of nuclear war - with videos - 02 May 2017
+ The military build-up
(telegraph.co.uk)

US: Invitation to Philippine Leader Linked to Containing North Korea - Text + Audio + Pictures - 01 May 2017
"In a telephone call last Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to the White House.
The Trump administration said the call came shortly after a failed North Korean missile test."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Inside North Korea: Photographer offers rare insight into Kim Jong-un's secretive state - 29 PHOTOS - 29 April 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

North Korea crisis: Tillerson says US open to talks - Article + Videos - 28 April 2017
"he US is open to negotiations with North Korea aimed at removing nuclear weapons from the region, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said.
But he said the US would use military force if necessary."

+ Trump fears 'major major' conflict with North Korea
+ North Korea crisis: Why now?
+ How mixed signals could spell disaster
+ Are North Korea's neighbours worried?

(BBC)

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TRUMP / RUSSIA

UK was given details of alleged contacts between Trump campaign and Moscow
"Reports by Christopher Steele, a former MI6 officer, on possible collusion between the the Trump camp and the Kremlin
are at the centre of a political storm in the US over Moscow’s role in getting Donald Trump elected."

(theguardian.com)

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TRUMP

Trump executive order aims to allow Arctic drilling - 28 April 2017
"Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at reducing restrictions on oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic
in order to "unleash American energy"."

(BBC)

Wins and Losses for President Trump’s First 100 Days - Text + Audio + Pictures - 28 April 2017
"No one can ever accuse Donald Trump of moving quietly into the presidency. His first 100 days have been full of executive orders,
changes in Obama administration policies, and yes, lots of tweeting."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Trump made lots of promises for his first 100 days. How many did he keep?
"Here’s what a little fact-checking shows about how well the president has followed through on issues such as immigration and federal regulations."

(theguardian.com)

Donald Trump's first 100 days - A guide to the successes, the failures - and the tweets
(theguardian.com)

President Trump First 100 Days - 29 April 2017
"April 29th is the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency. The power of a president is usually greatest in his first 100 days.
Learning English looks at what happened in the early days of the Trump presidency."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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James K. POLK

James K. Polk: Dark Horse - Text + Audio + Video
"Even Polk was surprised when he was nominated as president."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

America's President - James Polk
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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REFUGEES

The Valley Rebels - Video - April 2017
"Cédric Herrou is a farmer who supports and houses African refugees in the alpine village of Breil-Sur-Roya in southern France. Some regard him as a heroic good samaritan, but others – including the French border police and state prosecutor – denounce him as the leader of a band of smugglers, bringing migrants from Italy into France while flouting official border controls. As Cedric moves from one prosecution to another, why do he
and his fellow activists feel compelled to defy the authorities?
Full description"

(theguardian.com)



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UNITED AIRLINES

United Airlines Announces New Policies After Multiple Problems - Text + Audio - 27 April 2017
"United Airlines announced new policies after a number of negative incidents."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Stephen CRANE

The Blue Hotel by Stephen Crane, Part One - Text + Audio + Video
"There are many stories about the period of American history when the western part of the country was called "the wild west." There are as many false stories about this period as there are true ones. Read about one man who thinks he has entered the truly wild west in this classic American story."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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COLLEGE

Going to College on 'Words to the Wise' - Text + Audio
"Today on Words the Wise, Pete and Caty talk about some important education-related vocabulary."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRAIN

Is this the world's most luxurious new train? Our exclusive first look aboard Japan's spectacular Shiki-shima
View gallery
(telegraph.co.uk)

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SCOTLAND

Scotland's rich history told through ancient artefacts - with an interactive map
"Time Team presenter and actor Tony Robinson explores Scotland through the prism of 10 fascinating historical objects
and sites in the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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AMERICA

America's 20 best views
(telegraph.co.uk)

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YORKSHIRE

17 photographs that prove Yorkshire is England's greatest county
(telegraph.co.uk)

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