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June 2014 - Part 3

 

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JULY 2014 - NEW SITES


 

30/07/2014


PHONE NUMBERS

Phone numbers
"Solve the crosswords and take the audio quiz..."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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26/07/2014


THE COMMONWEALTH

What is the point of the Commonwealth today ?
(BBC)

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25/07/2014


SONG

The Shady Brothers - Addicted to Your Love
"From their island of Saint-Marteen, these 17 years old write and compose their own songs."

(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"It’s quite a funny feeling
A feeling indescribable, you know, don’t let me go
It’s creeping up into my veins...

(paroles-musique.com)

 

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SUMMER / AUTUMN / ARCIMBOLDO

Summer and Autumn with Giuseppe Arcimboldo
"Click on the photo and play the game, then take the audio quiz."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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24/07/2014


WHO ? WHERE ? WHAT ?

Who? Where? what?
"Solve the crosswords, then play the audio game..."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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NEW PAGES ON RESCOL 2

STEREOTYPES

 

CONTENTS :

Activities to print Maps
Cartoons Pictures
Cinema Quotes
Conversation questions Songs
Differences Television
Interactive activities Videos
Interactive games Vocabulary
Lesson plans Webquests
Listening  


RELATED PAGES :

 

 

22/07/2014


THE ROYAL FAMILY

The Royal Family
"Solve the crosswords, then take the audio quiz."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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20/07/2014


STATE NICKNAMES

Words and Their Stories: State Nicknames, Part 3 - Text + Audio
"From the Show Me State to the Land of Enchantment, more state nicknames
- The Garden State, the Granite State, the Empire State and The Land of Enchantment"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Words and Their Stories: State Nicknames, Part 2 - Text + Audio
learningenglish.voanews.com)

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19/07/2014


SHAKESPEARE

List of William Shakespeare screen adaptations
"More than 410 feature-length film and TV versions of William Shakespeare's plays have been produced, making Shakespeare the most filmed author ever
in any language.[1] Some are faithful to the original story and text, while others are adaptations that use only the plots rather than his dialogue."

(Wikipedia)

Films based on works by William Shakespeare
(Wikipedia)

Adaptations of works by William Shakespeare
(Wikipedia)

  Stage productions of plays by William Shakespeare
(Wikipedia)

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TECHNOLOGY

JIBO: The World's First Family Robot
"See what JIBO can do, and how he can fit in and is helpful in all sorts of families and in many different situations.
See how JIBO relates to you and becomes part of the family."

(YouTube)

 

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DROUGHT

California Drought Means More Business for Grass-Painting Company - Article + Video
"Los Gatos-based Green Canary has been painting lawns that have turned brown due to a lack of water.
The company uses green, water-based paint to transform grass that has turned drought dull...
the green paint is kid-friendly and pet-friendly...
the paint will not kill grass and lasts at least three months."
(nbcsandiego.com)

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BRITISH or AMERICAN ?

British or American?
"Play the 1st game. Then, click on "Play this Game" and unjumble the words, it's easy, you have just seen them."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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NEW PAGES ON RESCOL 2

Roald DAHL

 

CONTENTS :

Activities to print 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' 'The Butler'
Games 'Danny, the Champion of the World' 'The Crocodile'
Lesson plans 'Fantastic Mr Fox' 'The Hitch-hiker'
Listening 'Lamb to the Slaughter' 'The Landlady'
Pictures and Posters 'Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf' 'The Three Little Pigs'
Roald Dahl Day 'Matilda' 'The Umbrella Man'
The writer 'Poison' 'The Witches'
Videos 'Tales of the Unexpected'  
Webquests    



 

16/07/2014


FARM / SONG

All I Do Is Farm (All I Do is Win Parody) - Feat. Lil' Fred and Farmer Derek - a song
(YouTube)

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LESSON

Puss in Boots: Imperative Forms - a lesson
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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ALCOHOLISM

Abuse of Alcohol Can Lead to Disease, Death - a video
"The World Health Organization says alcohol abuse kills 3.3 million people each year."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US BORDER

Congress to Focus on US Border Crisis - Text + Audio
"Congress soon may vote on whether to approve funds requested by President Barack Obama to deal with a rise in immigrants from Central America. President Obama requested $3.7 billion in June to pay for increased border security and temporary housing centers."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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POLLUTION

A ‘Dead Zone’ Spreads in the Gulf of Mexico Each Year - a video
"Too much nitrogen from farm fertilizers gets into the Mississippi River. The result is a lot of algae and water that is low in oxygen."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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GRAMMAR LESSONS

Grammar Lessons With Food
"Let's learn a few important grammar lessons with the help of yummy, delicious food."

(YouTube)

 

 

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes - a song
(YouTube)

 

 

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


TO DO vs. TO MAKE

To Do vs. To Make
(dailywritingtips.com)

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WEATHER

Prince Charles & Camilla Do the Weather: "Who the Hell Wrote This Script" (HQ)
"The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall become weather presenters during a tour of a TV station in Scotland."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Evelyne Laplaze

 


ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

New app to fight illegal wildlife trade - a video
(BBC)

Taronga App Empowers Travellers To Report Illegal Wildlife Trade
"Australian travellers can now use their smartphone to report illegal wildlife trade, using a world-first app
developed by the Taronga Conservation Society Australia with support funding from Vodafone Foundation."

(YouTube)

 

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14/07/2014


CINEMA

Robocop (2014)

'Noah' (2014)

 

 


NEW BILLIONAIRES

Children: New billionaires - BBC News - 4 July 2014
"In the latest instalment of our Next Billionaires series, the BBC's Regan Morris speaks to some of the state's youngest entrepreneurs.
Meet the youngsters starting and running their own businesses."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Gaïta Kinaci Cathia (Ac. Dijon)

 


BRAZIL WORLD CUP

2014 Brazil World Cup - The Final (July 14, 2014) - a lesson plan with audio
"75,000 fans packed into Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium to witness Germany beat Argentina 1-0.
A billion more fans watched on TV around the world."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Germany win fourth World Cup title
+ In pictures: Agony and ecstasy
+ The 2014 World Cup in pictures
+ A-Z of an unforgettable World Cup
(BBC)

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13/07/2014


TELEPHONE

Speaking Exercise: Telephoning Quiz
(english-at-home.com)

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SLANG

55 Most Commonly Used British and American Slang Words and Their Meanings
(myenglishteacher.eu)

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DESCRIBING

Describing photos (comparing, contrasting and speculating)
(efllecturer.blogspot.co.uk)

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VOCABULARY

The FIFA World Cup - Picture Vocabulary Matching Quiz
(esolcourses.com)

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ADJECTIVES

Adjectives for Describing Appearance
(esolcourses.com)

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IDIOMS

English Video Listening Lessons - Vegetable Idioms - Video quiz
(esolcourses.com)

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SUPERSTITIONS

Superstitions: Word Search Puzzle - interactive
(esolcourses.com)

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WW1

World War One Website
(BBC)

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FOR TEACHERS

Thanks teachers for never giving up!
(twistedsifter.com)

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Thanks to Françoise Varillon (Ac. Lyon)

 


GRAFFITI

5 Awesome "Graffitrees": Graffiti with Actual Trees
(Neatorama)

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RESTAURANTS

The gripe-o-meter restaurants - an infographic
The most common complaints at restaurants

(Neatorama)

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ROBOCUP

Move over World Cup, Time for RoboCup - Text + Audio
"A major football event will happen in the South American country later this month, but with teams of robots playing the game.
The robot teams are guided by teams of humans from around the world. The event is known as RoboCup."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LANGUAGE LEARNING

Infographic: “Why Language Learning Is Important”

(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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MEMORY

10 Reasons Not to Trust Your Memory
(YouTube)

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SCULPTURE

The Yorkshire Man of Steel
- a 30 metre high sculpture ... in Rotherham (J34,M1)...
"The sculpture was originally intended as a memory to generations of people who worked in numerous factories and coal mines,
unsung individuals who forged the region's reputation of steel and coal in the process...
The Yorkshire Man of Steel is expected to be delivered in 2016."    

(Wikipedia)

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Thanks to Armelle Meyer (Ac. Bordeaux)

 


PRESENTATIONS

6 kids (easy audio game)
"Explore the photo and listen to the presentation of the children, then play the game (Challenge Board) alone or with a friend."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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VOCABULARY

Colorful Words from Latin
"Among the many Latin words that inform the English vocabulary are several that derive from Roman words for colors."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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MUSIC / HEADBANGING

Heavy metal headbanging can damage brain (July 08, 2014) - a lesson plan with audio
" Doctors in Germany have warned people that headbanging could be bad for your health."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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FOOTBALL MUSEUM

Brazil Football Museum Attracts Passionate Fans - Text + Audio
"Many thousands of people have come to Brazil to cheer on the competing teams in the 2014 World Cup.
But visitors to Brazil may be interested in a very special football-related site in the city of Sao Paulo."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SONGS / SUMMER

Songs About Summer - Text + Audio
"Most Americans say their favorite season of the year is summer."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SEA

Plastics Blamed for Harm to Sea Environment - Text + Audio
"A new report says plastics are responsible for $13billion in damage to the oceans and the undersea environment."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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12/07/2014


NATIONAL FLOWERS

National flowers from around the world - an infographic
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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ADDICTION TO INTERNET

JULIAN SMITH - WiFi
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Eve Lozano (Ac. Rouen)

 


BRAZIL WORLD CUP

2014 Brazil World Cup - Semi-Finals (July 10, 2014) - a lesson plan with audio
"A report on the Semi-Finals of the 2014 World Cup with football vocabulary, reading, listening, online quizzes and more."
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

2014 Brazil World Cup - Round-up 6 - a lesson plan with audio
"A report on the Quarter Finals of the 2014 World Cup with football vocabulary, reading, listening, online quizzes and more."
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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"GOODBYE"

How to Say "Goodbye" the American Way - Video
"Learn different ways to say "Goodbye" like an American."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US AIRPORT SECURITY

US airport security checks target electronics - 7 July 2014
(BBC)

 

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ELEPHANTS / TRADE

Cruel trade in Asian elephants threatens survival - report - 6 July 2014
"Wild elephants are being held in horrific conditions in Myanmar by smugglers looking to resume a lucrative trade, a report says."

(BBC)

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INTERNET

Newsy Video: A Look At The Greatest Threats To The Internet
"In celebrating the 25th anniversary of the World Wide WebPew Research Center asked more than 1,400 experts
what they thought were the greatest threats and potential advances for the Internet going forward." Full transcript >>

(englishblog.com)

 

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JULY 4

4 July (2014) celebrations in US - in pictures
(BBC)

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NEW PAGE on RESCOL 2

SCHOOL



CONTENTS :

Activities to print Interactive activities PowerPoint Presentations Songs
Assessment Interactive games Proverbs and Sayings Stories
Back to school !

International Literacy Day

Public Schools in the UK Television
Bullying Jokes Rooms and Areas Tips for students
Cartoons / Comic strips Lesson plans School food and drinks Tips for teachers
Cinema Listening School rules TOEIC
Classroom English Literature School subjects UK schools and universities
Cliques Mascots School things Universities
Conversation questions Murals School uniforms US schools
Discipline Personnel Schools around the world Videos
End-of-the-year activities Pictures Schools in Europe Violence in schools
Facts Pledge of Allegiance Schools in the USA Vocabulary
Games to print Poems Sculptures Webquests
Idioms Posters Security World Teachers' Day

 

Related pages :

'Bowling for Columbine' Violence
Clothes (civilization) Youth
Hoodies Youth rebellion
US Gangs Youth violence
UK Tribes  

 

 


CELEBRITIES

8 famous British celebrities (years)
"Who were they? Explore the picture, then play the audio game ... (Rags to Riches)"
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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ALPHABET

Let's play with the alphabet. (Audio Quiz)
"Watch the video, click on the photo, and play the 1st game. 
Next, take the audio quiz ..."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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05/07/2014


HAVE GOT

What have they got in their bags?
"Play the first game ..., then play the Rags to Riches game."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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AMERICANS and BRITS

Amusing guide shows Americans and Brits the different words they each use for the same things [7 pics]
(twentytwowords.com)

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FRIENDS

Adorable boy comforts girl on first day of school in Taiwan
(YouTube)

 

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SCOTLAND

Scottish independence: A layman's glossary
"The debate over Scottish independence has led to a flurry of words not always readily understandable to non-Scottish ears. Here are some of them..."

(BBC)

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SPORT / DEFEAT

Readers' 48 words for defeat
"Previously in the Magazine slang lexicographer Jonathon Green listed 62 words for being beaten at sport. Readers responded with 48 more."

(BBC)

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INDEPENDENCE DAY

Cartoon: Independence Day
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + COMMENTARY + Related articles 

(englishblog.com)

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STREET ART

Brazil - Street artist Mambo - Pictures
(20minutes.fr)

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04/07/2014


HEALTH

Heavy Metal Headbanging Causes Brain Damage, Science Says
"The study authors describe headbanging as “a contemporary dance form consisting of abrupt flexion
— extension movements of the head to the rhythm of rock music, most commonly seen in the heavy metal genre."

(time.com)

Headbanging "is violently shaking the head in time with the music, most commonly in the rockpunk and heavy metal music genres."
(Wikipedia)

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LESSON PLAN

Ebola virus getting worse in Africa (July 04, 2014) - a lesson plan with audio
"The deadly virus Ebola is getting worse in Africa. More and more people are getting affected.
So far, 763 people have the virus, and 468 of these have died."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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SMOKING

Health Effects from Smoking are Deadly - Text + Audio
"A report earlier this year(2014) from the United States Surgeon General finds that smoking tobacco is even deadlier than had been known."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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EXPRESSIONS

Hold Your Horses! - Text + Audio
"You'll hear about horse expressions straight from the horses mouth, so stop horsing around!"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TECHNOLOGY

Mind Over Matter - Text + Audio
"What if a person could control robots using only their thoughts? And this is not a Hollywood movie. This is real."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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JULY 4th

Celebrating America in Song - Text + Audio
"Americans celebrate the Fourth of July with family gatherings, parades, speeches and fireworks. They also celebrate with patriotic music."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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HOPPER

Shirley Visions of Reality - Official Trailer
"13 of Edward Hopper's paintings are brought alive by the film, telling the story of a woman,
whose thoughts, emotions and contemplations let us observe an era in American history..."

(YouTube)

 

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STATUE OF LIBERTY

A Century Later, Statue of Liberty Still Attracts Millions - Text + Audio
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LESSON / SOCIAL MEDIA

What’s on your mind?
"This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Shaun Higton and the theme of Facebook.
Students practise vocabulary related to social media, watch a short film, and talk about Facebook."
Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Time: 60 minutes

(film-english.com)

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03/07/2014


STAMP

Rare stamp sells for $9.5 million (June 30, 2014) - a lesson plan with audio
"A new world record has been set for the sale of a postage stamp. Not just any old stamp, but a one-of-a-kind.
The 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

British Guiana 1c magenta
(Wikipedia)


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FIRST AID

First Aid: What to Do Until Medical Help Arrive - Text + Audio
"A guide to emergencies like choking, heart attacks, accidental poisonings and severe bleeding."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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WORD OF THE MONTH OF JUNE

The word of the month : HISTORY

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FAST FOOD

9 Fast Food Facts You Won't Believe Are Actually True
(YouTube)

 

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REDUCTIONS

Gonna, Gotta, Wanna
(dailywritingtips.com)

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ENVIRONMENT

Environment - a lesson plan
"In this lesson, students will be introduced to vocabulary to describe environmental issues.
They will watch a story about different environmental issues and sing a song about ways of helping the environment.
They will practise using ‘should’ and ‘shouldn’t’ to talk about helping the environment,
and think about what they do or can do, by playing a game and conducting a class survey.
Finally, they will talk about recycling and either make a poster or write a poem, and do a recycling craft activity."

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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SHAKESPEARE

Speaking the bright and beautiful English of Shakespeare - The English Language Council Lecture - Videos
(englishagenda.britishcouncil.org)


Shakespeare and his World
"Together with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Professor Jonathan Bate explores Shakespeare, his works and the world he lived in."

WATCH THE TRAILER.
(futurelearn.com)

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THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

What you might not know about the Declaration of Independence - Kenneth C. Davis
(YouTube)
See the full lesson here
(ed.ted.com)

 

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JULY 4th

Fourth of July - Rosa G (Official Music Video)
(YouTube)

 


July 4th Park Rules

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WORLD CUP 2014

2014 Brazil World Cup - Round-up 5 (July 02, 2014) - a lesson plan with audio
"Round Two of the World Cup Finals has finished and we now enter the quarter-finals.
There are now just eight teams and eight games left in the tournament."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

World Cup 2014 Crossword
"Click here to download a PDF version with solution,
and here to access an alternative web-based version if the one below doesn't work on your device."

(englishblog.com)

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AD

ABC Meats - The Hip Hop Herd feat. MC Meaty - All Best Cutz - a song
(YouTube)

 

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RAMADAN

Newsy Video: As Muslims World Wide Begin Fasting, An Overview Of Ramadan +  Full transcript >
(englishblog.com)

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GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL

Glastonbury festival: In pictures - 30 June 2014
(BBC)

In pictures: Festivalgoers arrive at Glastonbury - 26 June 2014
(BBC)

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PICKPOCKETS

How pickpockets trick your mind
"Pickpockets use much more than sleight of hand, says Caroline Williams, they hack your brain’s weaknesses."

(BBC)

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GOOGLE GLASS

Cartoon: Google Glass
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + GRAMMAR + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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02/07/2014

 


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