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23/05/2017


MANCHESTER ARENA ATTACK - 22 May 2017

Manchester Arena attack: Islamic State claims it carried out bombing that killed 22 at Ariana Grande concert - 23 May 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

Manchester Arena: police arrest 23-year-old man in connection with bombing that killed 22 – latest - 23 May 2017
(theguardian.com)

 

Manchester attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt in suicide bombing - Article + Pictures + Videos - 23 May 2017
"Twenty-two people have been killed and 59 injured in what Theresa May called an "appalling, sickening, terrorist attack" at Manchester Arena.
A lone male suicide attacker set off a homemade bomb in the foyer at 22:33 BST on Monday at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande..."

(BBC)

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EARTH'S BIGGEST PROBLEMS

Your guide to Earth's biggest problems
A comprehensive guide to today’s big problems and mega-trends
+ Future Now - Your guide to a fast-changing world
(BBC)

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UN

UN experts hacked while investigating violations of sanctions on North Korea - 22 May 2017
"Member of North Korea sanctions committee, known as the 1718 committee, warns of ‘sustained cyber campaign’
after hackers breached expert’s computer.
United Nations experts investigating violations of sanctions on North Korea have suffered a “sustained” cyber-attack by unknown hackers
with “very detailed insight” into their work, according to an email warning seen by Reuters."

(theguardian.com)

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Mar-a-Lago

Sinkhole in one? Mysterious pit appears outside Trump's Mar-a-Lago club - 22 May 2017
(theguardian.com)

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SOCCER

Europe's top soccer leagues get first female referee (21 May 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A German policewoman, Bibiana Steinhaus, will become the first female to referee in Europe's top leagues."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Bundesliga - Level 0Bundesliga - Level 1  or  Bundesliga - 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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NORTH KOREANS

More North Koreans Become Scientists as Nuclear Push Continues - Text + Audio + Pictures - 22 May 2017
"Careers in science are becoming increasingly popular in North Korea as the government expands its nuclear and missile programs.
In the past, North Koreans who worked as a scientist or engineer were paid very little. Such work was not highly valued by the government."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRUMP

President Trump in Saudi Arabia - VIDEO - 22 May 2017
"President Trump began his first foreign trip in Saudi Arabia. While there, he called for a commitment to partnership with Saudi Arabia.
And in his first major foreign policy speech, he called for unity across the Muslim world in the fight against terrorism."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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CINEMA

'Miss Sloane'
"is a 2016 political thriller film directed by John Madden and written by Jonathan Perera. The film stars Jessica Chastain, ...
Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is a cutthroat lobbyist who has been called to appear at a congressional hearing led by Senator Ronald Sperling (John Lithgow) to answer questions about possible violations of Senate ethics rules during her tenure at Washington D.C. lobbying firm Cole Kravitz & Waterman."

(Wikipedia)

"In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win. But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price."
(YouTube)

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22/05/2017


PHILANTROPIC GIFT

Billionaire makes 'biggest philanthropic gift' by living Australian - 22 May 2017
"Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest and his wife, Nicola, have announced they will give A$400m (£229m; $298m) to charity...
The money will fund causes including cancer research, university education and ending indigenous disadvantage.
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(BBC)

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CIRCUS

'Greatest show on Earth': Ringling Bros circus bows out after 146 years - 22 May 2017
"Capping a legacy that stretches back to 19th-century showman PT Barnum, the circus staged its final show in New York...
The circus has long defended its treatment of animals as humane. The 13 Asian elephants used in Ringling’s two touring companies were retired
to the company’s 200-acre (80-hectare) Center for Elephant Conservation in Polk City, Florida."

(theguardian.com)

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'OKJA'

Okja (hangeul : 옥자 ; RR : Ok-ja) "est un film d'aventure fantastique américano-sud-coréen coécrit et réalisé par Bong Joon-ho,
dont la sortie est prévue en 2017 sur Netflix2. Il est sélectionné au Festival de Cannes en mai 2017."
(Wikipedia)


Okja
| Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix
"Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano star in this drama about a girl who must keep a powerful company from abducting her pal, a gentle beast. Only on Netflix June 28."
(YouTube)


This giant pig will make you think twice about eating meat
"Bong Joon-ho’s new film Okja may not be perfect, but it’s a lot of fun, writes Nicholas Barber."
(BBC)

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NORTH KOREA

North Korea in new missile test, South says - 21 May 2017
"Last Monday, the UN Security Council again demanded that Pyongyang conduct no further such tests."

(BBC)

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Pippa MIDDLETON'S WEDDING

Inside Pippa Middleton's £9,000 per night French Polynesian honeymoon hideaway - 12 photos
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

Pippa Middleton's wedding reception details revealed: Meghan Markle sat apart from Harry, and waiters were models - 22 May 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

Prince George and Princess Charlotte attend Pippa Middleton's wedding: in pictures
+ The most stylish looks from Pippa Middleton's wedding - 36 pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Asian Lawmakers Agree to Fight Climate Change - Text + Audio - 20 May 2017
"At the Inter-Parliamentary meeting in Vietnam, lawmakers from several Asian countries discussed
the importance of fighting the effects of climate change in Asia."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRUMP

Cartoon of the Day — Trump's Baggage - 22 May 2017
THE CARTOON - COMMENTARY - VOCABULARY - Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

Mixed Reaction to US-China Trade Deal - Text + Audio - 21 May 2017
"Many experts say the trade agreement does not deal with important issues; others say it could increase trade and reduce the US trade deficit.
Last year, the U.S. trade deficit with China reached $347 billion."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

US Expulsions of Africans Rising, But Still Less Than Other Immigrant Groups - Text + Audio - 21 May 2017
"Through March of this year, more Africans have been ordered to leave the United States in 2017 than in all of 2016."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Trump in Saudi Arabia: First foreign trip starts as home troubles mount - Article + Pictures + Videos - 20 May 2017
"The US says it has signed deals worth more than $350bn (£270bn) with Saudi Arabia as Donald Trump begins his first foreign trip as president.
The agreements included an $110bn arms deal, which the White House described as the single biggest in US history."

+ The agenda for the rest of Mr Trump's trip
(BBC)

Donald Trump faces new revelations as Comey prepares to testify - 20 May 2017
"Ex-FBI chief to tell Senate committee about campaign inquiry role, as president reportedly described him to Russians as ‘nut job’."

(theguardian.com)

How Much Independence Will Special Counsel Have? - Text + Audio + Pictures - 19 May 2017
"Newly appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller has taken over the investigation into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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REFUGEES

Syrian Refugees Earning Money by Teaching Arabic - 21 May 2017
"As they learn about their new home, they are able to work."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ART

Basquiat Painting Sells for $110.5 Million - Text + Audio - 19 May 2017
"It set a new record for work by an American artist."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Stephen CRANE

'The Blue Hotel,' by Stephen Crane, Part Four - Text + Audio + Video
"We present the fourth of four parts of the short story "The Blue Hotel," by Stephen Crane."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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VIDEO GAMES

Are video games actually good for you?
"Video games are designed to make us feel completely immersed in another reality. But what can happen when we leave our reality behind?
By examining everything from cognitive puzzles ("brain games") to Grand Theft Auto, Jasper Coombes-Watkins shows us
that the answer might not be as straightforward as we think."

(YouTube)

 

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TEA

The history of tea - Shunan Teng
"Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water –– and from sugary Turkish Rize tea to salty Tibetan butter tea,
there are almost as many ways of preparing the beverage as there are cultures on the globe.
Where did this beverage originate, and how did it become so popular? Shunan Teng details tea’s long history."

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-history-of-tea-shunan-teng
(YouTube)

 

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Franklin PIERCE

Franklin Pierce: Ineffective - Text + Audio + Video
"Over time, Franklin Pierce has come to be remembered as one of the country’s worst presidents."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


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19/05/2017


TRUMP

Trump: FBI inquiry into Russia links 'hurts US terribly' - 19 May 2017
"President Donald Trump has said the decision to appoint a special counsel to oversee the inquiry into Russian influence on his election
is hurting America "terribly"."

+ Video: "I respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt."
+ Video: Impeachment, what's that?
+ Video: Putin laughs at political chaos in US
+ Video: Trump supporters stick with him despite scandal
(BBC)

White House overtaken by Russian onion domes on new Time cover - Article + Video - 18 May 2017
(CNN)

 

Trump to Make His First Foreign Trip as President - Text + Audio + Pictures - 17 May 2017
"First stop will be Saudi Arabia; his aides believe the visit will be a chance to improve his relations with Muslims."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

White House Disputes Reports that Trump Asked Comey to End Investigation - Text + Audio - 16 May 2017
"The White House has disputed a news report that President Donald Trump asked the former FBI director to stop an investigation of Michael Flynn,
the ousted national security adviser."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Michelle Obama savages Trump administration for gutting her legacy - Article + Video - 13 May 2017
"Former first lady attacks administration’s reversal of regulations to help improve school lunches:
‘Think about why someone is OK with your kids eating crap’."

(theguardian.com)

 

 

FBI boss thought his firing was a joke (May 12, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"President Trump has fired James Comey, the now former Director and boss of the FBI."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: FBI Boss - Level 4  or  FBI Boss - 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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'RANSOMWARE'

Microsoft blames U.S. spy agency for WannaCry (May 18, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Microsoft has said the WannaCry ransomware cyber-attack happened because America's National Security Agency keeps cyber-weapons
on its computers."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Ransomwear - Level 0Ransomwear - Level 1   or  Ransomwear - 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)

How to Protect Yourself from 'Ransomware' - Text + Audio + Picture + Video - 17 May 2017
"Last Friday, the largest cyberattack ever affected more than 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries.
The attack used a virus that locked the computers' data. The attackers demanded payment to unlock the computers."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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SHOPPING for CLOTHES

ESL - Shopping for clothes (2:36)
(YouTube)

 

 

Shopping for Clothes: Colours & Sizes (2:14)
(YouTube)

 

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James COOK

James Cook - Evaluation (pdf)
Créée par Delphine Darrieumerlou (Ac. Bordeaux)

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Sherlock HOLMES

Sherlock Holmes - Evaluation (pdf)
Créée par Delphine Darrieumerlou (Ac. Bordeaux)

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RICHMOND PARK

Richmond Park, "in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, was created by Charles I in the 17th century[1] as a deer park.
The largest of London's Royal Parks, it is of national and international importance for wildlife conservation.
The park is a national nature reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation and is included, at Grade I,
on Historic England's Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England.
Its landscapes have inspired many famous artists and it has been a location for several films and TV series..."

(Wikipedia)

Photos
(bing.com)

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Stephen CRANE

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

 

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THE INTERNET

The Internet - Animated For Kids - 17 May 2017
"This is my animated narration on the history of the Internet for kids.
Answering Questions such as:
What is the internet? When was the Internet created? Who created the Internet? What's the Internet used for? How do we use the Internet?"

(YouTube)


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INFOGRAPHIC

From science-fiction to medical fact - infographic
(gapmedics.com)

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TATTOOS

40 Amazing Tattoos That were Inspired by Movies
(tvovermind.com)

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ADJECTIVES

5 Derogatory Adjectives Derived from Words for Medical Conditions
"The five uncomplimentary adjectives discussed in this post have in common their origin in references to diseases and other conditions
affecting humans and/or other species."
Lousy / Mangy / Measly / Rickety / Scurvy

(dailywritingtips.com)

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FOOD

'Pro-vegetarian' diet could halve chance of obesity
"Study describes benefits of the ‘flexitarian’ diet: basically vegetarian, with meat and fish consumed occasionally."

(theguardian.com)

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SCULPTURES

20 amazing sculptures around the world
(telegraph.co.uk)


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VIDEO GAMES

Video games - interactive activity
(LearningApps.org)

The Present Short Film by Jacob Frey
(YouTube)

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