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MAY 2018 - PART 5 - NEW SITES

 

MAY 2018

01 - May Day
03 - World Press Freedom Day
05 - Cinco de Mayo
05 - Free Comic Book Day
09 - Europe Day
12 - World Fair Trade Day
13 - Mothers' Day (in the USA)
15 - International Day of Families
20 - Pentecost (Whitsun)
22 - International Day for Biological Diversity
24 - Red Nose Day
28 - Memorial Day
29 - Oak Apple Day
31 - World No-Tobacco Day



30/05/2018


LESSON PLAN

Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges):
"Voici une série d'applications portant sur le present perfect et le preterit avec pour objectif la rédaction d'un court paragraphe sur une expérience vécue" : http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/my-applis-meal/applis-4emes/present-perfect-and-preterit.html

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TEXAS ANIMAL SHELTER

Texas Animal Shelter Overwhelmed With Hundreds Of Dog And Cat Surrenders Over Memorial Day Weekend - 30 May 2018
"The overcrowded shelter resorted to putting as many as four animals in enclosures intended for one or two."

(huffingtonpost.com)

 

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TRUMP / KIM

Will Trump-Kim Meeting Go Forward - Text + Audio + Pictures - 29 May 2018
"Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with the vice chairman of North Korea’s ruling party, Kim Yong Chol.
Kim is also a former intelligence chief for the North. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reports that Kim is expected to travel to New York City on Wednesday."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

North Koreans dare to criticise 'vampire leader' - VIDEO - 29 May 2018
"Speaking to ordinary citizens inside North Korea is almost impossible, with visitors heavily policed and communication with the outside world blocked.
But one resident, "Sun Hui", was willing to speak to the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme, despite the threat of death or imprisonment."

(BBC)

 

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'STREET SCHOOLS'

Pakistan ‘Street Schools’ Open to Poor Kids, Parents - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 29 May 2018
"A different kind of school in Pakistan is giving poor children, and sometimes their mothers too, a new chance to get an education."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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Mamoudou BASSAMA

France Offers Malian Migrant Citizenship After Heroic Rescue - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 29 May 2018
"He has been called “France’s Spiderman” by the media. And to French President Emmanuel Macron, he is a “hero”."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SEAFOOD RECIPE

Seafood recipe
"We just published a delicious seafood salad with orange and honey dressing recipe complete with step-by-step pictures and detailed instructions. 
"You can find it here: https://www.jenreviews.com/seafood-salad-recipe/

(jenreviews.com)

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ROOFTOP ENERGY STORAGE

The Rise of Rooftop Energy Storage - an infographic
"There is a growing demand for renewable energy sources as results of global warming become more evident year on year.
While you would struggle to fit a wind farm or tidal hydroelectrical system on your property – rooftop solar energy is available, affordable and on the rise."

(roof-stores.co.uk)

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WINDRUSH SCANDAL

Windrush scandal: how has it changed the immigration system? - 30 May 2018
"Revelations about treatment of the Windrush generation have prompted these key changes"

(theguardian.com)

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THE RISE OF VEGANISM

Podcast: We need to talk about … the rise of veganism - with AUDIO - 30 May 2018
"In this monthly podcast, Guardian supporters share their experiences and put questions to a panel of journalists and industry experts.
This episode focuses on veganism’s evolution into a mainstream lifestyle choice.
What does it mean to become a vegan and what impact could veganism have on climate change, animal welfare and personal wellbeing?"

(theguardian.com)

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MIGRANTS

French riot police clear 1,000 migrants from Paris makeshift camp - with pictures - 30 May 2018
"People sleeping rough along canal Saint-Denis moved to shelters in clearance operation"

(theguardian.com)

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29/05/2018


LESSON PLAN

Humans causing big shifts in freshwater locations (20th May, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"How is human activity changing freshwater?"
Try the same news story at these easier levels: Freshwater - Level 4  or  Freshwater - 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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VIDEO

CGI 3D Animated Short: "Little Love Bite" - by Little Love Bite Team
"TheCGBros Presents "Little Love Bite" - Love is always complicated. You can be a giant or tiny mosquitoes, it's always an adventure. A CGI 3D animated graduation film."

(YouTube)

 

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LIEGE SHOOTING

Liege shooting: Two police and passer-by dead in Belgium - 29 May 2018
"A man has shot dead two police officers and a nearby driver in the eastern Belgian city of Liège...
Police sources quoted in local media said the man was heard shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest" in Arabic)."

(BBC)

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DOLPHINS

Dolphin 'happiness' measured by scientists in France - with a video - 28 May 2018
"Scientists working with dolphins at a marine park near Paris have attempted to measure how the animals feel about aspects of their lives in captivity."

+ Video: Man risks life to save pink dolphins
+ Dolphins 'assist' sea rescue crew

(BBC)

 

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PANGOLIN

Strong Demand in Illegal Pangolin Trade Leads Countries to Take Action - Text + Audio + Pictures - 28 May 2018
"Pangolins are small, strange-looking creatures. They are illegally bought and sold more than any other mammal."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"A Malaysian pangolin walks past cages containing 45 others
as a wildlife officer watches in Kuala Lumpur, Aug. 8, 2002.

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PLASTICS

EU proposes ban on straws and other single-use plastics - 28 May 2018
"The European Union is proposing a ban on single-use plastics to help protect marine life.
The proposals are aimed at outlawing many commonplace plastic items including straws, cotton buds, cutlery, balloon sticks and drink stirrers.
The governing body also wants almost all plastic bottles to be collected for recycling by 2025..."

+ Video: Five ways to break up with plastic
+ How your beauty regime could be harming the planet
+ Are seafood lovers eating plastic?
+ BBC to ban single-use plastics by 2020

+ The fight for plastic-free periods
+ UK Parliament to phase out single-use plastic
+ Fishing nets and false teeth: Meet the debris hunters

(BBC)

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YouTube

YouTube deletes 30 music videos after Met link with gang violence - 29 May 2018
"Content removed as police chief associates drill lyrics with surge in stabbings and murders"

(theguardian.com)

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MARVEL COMICS

Marvel Adds Indigenous Superhero from Canada’s North - Text + Audio + Comics - 28 May 2018
"A new superhero has been added to Marvel Comics’ Champions series.
Her superhero name is Snowguard and she comes from an indigenous community in northern Canada."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Bryce Canyon National Park - 28 May 2018
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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MISSING REFUGEE CHILDREN &/OR IMMIGRANT FAMILY SEPARATION

If You Want To Get Clarity On What’s Going On With Missing Refugee Children &/Or Immigrant Family Separation, Then Read This
"There is a lot of media attention on the Trump Administration’s admission that they don’t know where over 1,000 refugee children are
and
on its decision to separate newly-arrived immigrants from their children."

(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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28/05/2018


NEWS LITERACY

News Literacy Lesson 6: News and Social Media - Text + Video - 26 May 2018
"This lesson is based on the News Literacy class at the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University.
For more on how to become a news literate citizen, go to: http://www.centerfornewsliteracy.org/getting-started/"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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COVER LETTER

How to Write a Cover Letter in 2018 + Example
(novoresume.com)

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MEMORIAL DAY

Memorial Day: Family of Lost WW II Flier Brings His Story to Life - Text + Audio + Video - 27 May 2018
"Recently a group that searches for lost military members discovered a plane wreck in the Pacific Ocean near Papua New Guinea.
The discovery adds and important part to the life story family members of one of the plane’s crew has written."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MALI "SPIDERMAN"

'Spider-Man' of Paris to get French citizenship after rescuing child - with pictures - 28 May 2018
"Malian migrant who climbed four storeys thanked by President Emmanuel Macron"

(theguardian.com)


Emmanuel Macron with Mamoudou Gassama at the Élysée Palace.


Mamoudou Gassama: Mali 'Spiderman' to be made French citizen - with pictures and a video - 28 May 2018
"A Malian migrant, hailed as a hero after mounting a daring rescue to save a small boy dangling from a balcony in Paris, is to be made a French citizen."

(BBC)

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NEW RECORD

Everest Climber Breaks New Record - Text + Audio + Pictures - 26 May 2018
"The most successful female climber of Mount Everest (Nepalese woman) has broken another record by reaching the top of the mountain a ninth time."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US WAR DOGS HONOURED

US War Dogs Honored at the Capitol - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 26 May 2018
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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CHINCHILLA

Chinchilla Pet Care Basics
"If you are interested in a chinchilla for a pet, there are some things you’ll need to know. Here are some tips for caring for a chinchilla."

(mokeyinternational.com)

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TRUMP / NORTH KOREA

Trump confirms US negotiators in North Korea for summit talks - with videos - 28 May 2018
+ US president backs off cancellation as officials visit Panmunjom
+ South Korean leader: Pyongyang committed to denuclearisation

(theguardian.com)

North Korea's Kim Jong-un 'set on Trump summit' - 27 May 2018
"It is North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's "fixed will" that a summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore should go ahead, state media say."
+ Video: Mr Trump said the denuclearisation of North Korea would be "great for the world"
+ Video: The nuclear word Trump and Kim can't agree on

+ Video: Korean leaders' surprise "Hollywood" meeting
+ Rush to buy Trump-Kim coin after summit cancellation
+ Analysis: Decoding Trump's letter to Kim
+ 'My country was trying to test Trump'

(BBC)

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BAN ON SINGLE-USE PLASTIC

Gove urged to follow Europe with ban on single-use plastic - 27 May 2018
+ Quick guide: Plastics and our throwaway society
(theguardian.com)

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ROBOTS

Robots will never take jobs because work gives people 'dignity', Microsoft boss says - 27 May 2018
"Microsoft boss Satya Nadella has dismissed claims robots will put an end to human labour, saying people will always want a job as it gives them “dignity”."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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CRUISE HOLIDAYS

Pirates, pollution and secret codes: 12 things you didn't know about cruise holidays
(telegraph.co.uk)

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HONORING AMERICAN INVENTORS

Honoring American Inventors - Text + Audio + Video - 27 May 2018
"But for every well-known inventor there are many others, less recognizable men and women
whose creative products have had an equally important effect on our day-to-day lives.
Fifteen of those men and women -- both past and present -- were recently honored for their inventions at a special ceremony.

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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PRISON REFORM

US House Passes 1st Major Prison Reform Measure in 8 Years - Text + Audio + Pictures
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CENTRAL AMERICA'S BRUTAL GANG

MS-13: Inside the secret world of Central America's brutal gang
"Former MS-13 gang leader William Arias explains why he joined one of Central America's most violent gangs, and what life was really like.
US President Donald Trump has described gang members as "animals" and is stepping up efforts to stop them entering the US."

(BBC)

 

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POLICE TRIAL AI SOFTWARE

Police trial AI software to help process mobile phone evidence - 27 May 2018
"Move to use software capable of facial recognition prompts concerns over privacy and the introduction of bias"

+ Q&A: What is AI?
(theguardian.com)

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HOTEL OWNER FINED

Hotel owner who underpaid Malaysian couple on basis of race fined $200,000 - 28 May 2018
"Chang Yen Chang treated couple differently from Australian staff and deliberately underpaid them"

(theguardian.com)

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HUGE RISE IN FOOD REDISTRIBUTION ACROSS UK

Huge rise in food redistribution to people in need across UK - 28 May 2018
"Charity FareShare is feeding three quarters of a million people a week with food that would otherwise go to waste – a 60% rise since last year"

(theguardian.com)

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RETURN OF THE BISON

Return of the bison: herd makes surprising comeback on Dutch coast - 28 May 2018
"Endangered species can thrive in habitats other than forests, paving way for their return"

(theguardian.com)


European bison live freely in the Dutch dune area, the Kraansvlak, in the Netherlands.

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DUNDEE

Dundee (/dʌnˈdiː/ ; Scottish GaelicDùn Dè [ˈt̪uːn tʲeː])
"is Scotland's fourth-largest city and the 51st-most-populous built-up area in the United Kingdom." 

(Wikipedia)

A local’s guide to Dundee: top 10 tips - with pictures
"The city’s beautiful waterfront is being reinvigorated thanks to a £1bn makeover, with the stunning new V&A museum, the first outside London, as its centrepiece"

(theguardian.com)

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