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31/10/2014


RECIPES

Recettes - Un nouveau parcours sur Memovoc.
"Il a pour but de mémoriser le vocabulaire relatif aux recettes de cuisine, et de s'entraîner à comprendre des recettes diverses,
tant à l'oral qu'à l'écrit."

Créé par Hélène de Morel (Ac. Caen)

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BONFIRE NIGHT

Bonfire Night - a webquest
"This Bonfire Night webquest by Gabrielle Jones includes activities designed to inform students about the history of Bonfire Night and the traditions which are practised today."

(onestopenglish.com)
Thanks to Isabelle Destat (Ac. Versailles)


Guy Fawkes - 2 worksheets - Niveau 5ème
Worksheet 1 (Compréhension écrite) + Worksheet 2 (Compréhension orale)
Created by Christine Even Morin (Ac. Rennes)


Guy Fawkes - Worksheet 1 with a cartoon and prepositions
+ Worksheet 2: A montage history of Guy Fawkes
Created by Gaïta Kinaci Cathia (Ac. Dijon)

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HALLOWEEN

Halloween Is Big with Kids and Business - AUDIO + SCRIPT - 31 October 2014
"The National Retail Federation says sales of Halloween goods will total about $7.4 billion this year.
It says the average American will spend about $77. The group expects 162 million people to celebrate.
The NRF predicts 54 million of them will hold Halloween parties."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

A Halloween Special: The Devil is Everywhere - AUDIO + SCRIPT - 31 October 2014
"Today we take you to the Dark Side. (insert evil laugh here) We teach expressions that involve the king of evil – the devil.
Read on to learn how to “speak of the devil”, “to play devil’s advocate” and to ”make a deal with the devil.”

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

Talk2US: Anna Mateo and Dr. Jill Robbins Carve a Pumpkin - Video - 30 October 2014
"See how Americans prepare for Halloween by carving a pumpkin to make a Jack-O-Lantern!"
(learningenglish.voanews.com)


'Sexist' Subway Halloween Commercial + TRANSCRIPT + NOTE + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

 

Cartoon: Scary Halloween Monster + LANGUAGE + NOTE + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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30/10/2014


SPORTS

The Awesome Sport of Rototiller Racing - 27 October 2014
(neatorama.com)

 

 

Wingsuit jumpers in downhill sky race - 26 October 2014
(BBC)

 

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COMICS

Huge Smurfs mark 25 years of Belgium comics museum - 11 October 2014
(BBC)

 

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CHEETAH

Is the Cheetah Fast Enough to Survive? - AUDIO + SCRIPT
"In 1900, about 100,000 cheetahs lived in the world. Today there are only 10,000 of the animals. It appears that the cheetah is vulnerable to attacks by other animals because of its physiology - the way its body operates. The cat simply burns a lot of calories - the energy produced by food."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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HALLOWEEN / SONG

Trick or Treat Halloween
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Cécile Clavel (Ac. Toulouse)

 


VAMPIRES

Vampires: Folklore, fantasy and fact - Michael Molina
"The myth of the bloodsucking vampire has stalked humans from ancient Mesopotamia to 18th-century Eastern Europe,
but it has differed in the terrifying details. So, how did we arrive at the popular image we know, love and fear today?
And what truly makes a vampire...a vampire? Michael Molina digs up the science and the superstition."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


POPPY DAY / REMEMBRANCE DAY

Poppy Day - Remembrance Day - Worksheet (Niveau A1)
Poppy Day - Remembrance Day - Worksheet (Niveau A2)

Poppy Day word mat from Sparklebox
Created by Marie-Claire BOURCIER (Ac. Nantes)

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SURVEILLANCE

Surveillance Software Causes Concern at Internet Meeting - Video - 20 October 2014
"Delegates expressed concern about surveillance software
at the United Nations-supported Internet Governance Forum meeting in Istanbul, Turkey."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Crime-fighting surveillance planes provoke privacy controversy - Article + Video - 12 October 2014
(BBC)

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THE QUEEN / JOB

Cartoon: The Queen's Chewing Gum Remover
BACKGROUND + CARTOON + VOCABULARY + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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FOOD and DRINKS

Report: Two Billion Suffer from 'Hidden Hunger' - with AUDIO and SCRIPT - 18 October 2014
"People who suffer from hidden hunger have enough to eat, but the quality of their food is low.
Ten of the 14 countries with the highest rate of "hidden hunger" are located south of the Saharan Desert in Africa.
Several Southeast Asian and South Asian countries have improved since 1990."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

Sugary drinks warning signs change habits of US teens - 16 October 2014
"Signs warning shoppers how much exercise they need to do to burn off calories
in sugary drinks can encourage healthier choices, US research suggests."

(BBC)


Newsy Video: McDonald's Answers Your Questions - 15 October 2014
+  Full transcript >> + Related articles
(englishblog.com)


Sandwiches Around The World
(YouTube)

 

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ALPHABET

Daniel Radcliffe Raps Blackalicious' "Alphabet Aerobics"
"Jimmy challenges hip-hop lover Daniel Radcliffe to rap Blackalicious' tongue-twisting "Alphabet Aerobics."
 
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"Artificial amateurs, aren't at all amazing
Analytically, I assault, animate things
Broken barriers bounded by the bomb beat
Buildings are broken, basically I'm bombarding..."

(azlyrics.com)

 

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Thanks to Sophie Morin (Ac. Orléans-Tours)

 


IDIOMS

Idioms of the World
(englishblog.com)

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EXERCISE

Brain: Why exercise boosts IQ - 10 October 2014 
"If you want your mind to be sharper, the evidence suggests you should visit the gym.
But how can exercising your muscles boost your brain power?"

(BBC)

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TECHNOLOGY

The dress that changes colour with your emotions - 29 October 2014 
(BBC)

 


The rise of human-like robots, cars and drones - 29 October 2014 
"Should we add more humour and humanity to our gadgets? David Robson reports on a new breed of machine
designed to make us love them, and discovers whether robots can make you laugh..."

(BBC)


Are we ready for the rise of social robots? - 16 October 2014 
"Social robots are coming, but will we enjoy their company? Chris Baraniuk explains
why it might not always be easy to adjust to our new companions, and how it’ll change us."

(BBC)


Newsy Video: You Can Get Addicted To Google Glass, Apparently - 16 October 2014 
+ Full transcript >> + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

Can Google Glass be addictive? - with a video - 15 October 2014 
(BBC)

Cyborgs: The truth about human augmentation - 24 September 2014
"What is it like to be a cyborg? In his last regular column for BBC Future, Frank Swain explores
the biggest misconceptions about bionic limbs, microchip implants and beyond."

(BBC)

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THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving - A webquest + A general quiz
Created by Céline Leroux (Ac. Lille) for 3ème EURO


The New Yorker covers for Thanksgiving
(myschoolbag.eklablog.com)

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HALLOWEEN



Thanks to Gaëlle Lantin (Ac. La Réunion)

 

The Legend of The Jack O'Lantern
(peterconrad.tripod.com)

Which Halloween Candy Is Worse For You?
"Not all Halloween candy is created equal. This year, before you indiscriminately devour your entire candy haul,
watch this short video that compares candy nutrition facts. Your waistline will thank you."

(YouTube)

 

26 Not-So-Scary Facts About Halloween - mental_floss List Show (Ep.228)
(YouTube)

 

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SUMO

These Are Photos of a Sumo Wrestling School
+ more photos and a description of student life
(neatorama.com)

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WILLS

30 Unusual Wills - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep.226)
(YouTube)

 

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SPIDER-MAN

Spider-Man and His Amazing Threads: the Many Costumes of Spider-Man - infographic
(neatorama.com)

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NOBEL PRIZES

Cool Infographic Showing Nobel Prizes by Country
(neatorama.com)

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DRACULA

12 Of The Worst Cinematic Portrayals Of Dracula
(io9.com)

 

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Stephen KING

Stephen King Works Available for Free Online
(neatorama.com)

 

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FOOD

New McDonald's Restaurant Looks Like a Lunch Box
(neatorama.com)

 


Guide to Cooking With Spices - infographic
(neatorama.com)


What the World Eats
(neatorama.com)

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DIWALI

In pictures: India celebrates Diwali - 22 October 2014
"Indians are celebrating Diwali, the biggest Hindu festival, by lighting earthen lamps, bursting firecrackers and distributing sweets."

(BBC)

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EBOLA

Ebola | Parody of The Kinks' "Lola" 
(YouTube)
"It’s a clever song parody, but the purpose of it is to warn against misinformation and panic regarding the disease. "

(Neatorama)

 


Cartoon: A Day in the Life of Ebola
+ MORE EBOLA CARTOONS + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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SONGS / SCIENCE FICTION

The Top 100 Science Fiction-Themed Songs Of All Time - with videos
(io9.com)

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ART

Paris Picasso museum: Guided tour by artist's grandson - 25 October 2014
(BBC)

 



Paintings That Will Make You Question Everything Wrong in This World

(artfido.com)
Thanks to Bérangère BERGERON GIUDICELLI (Ac. Toulouse)


Stone Giant Erupts out of the Earth
(neatorama.com)


Amazing artist on the streets of Rome
(YouTube)

 

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MEMORY

How to save your memory
"Are there ways to stop yourself losing your memory? The latest brain research suggests there’s hope for the forgetful…"

(BBC)

 

 

Can You Erase Bad Memories?
(YouTube)

 

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29/10/2014


YOSEMITE

Yosemite HD II
"A 200+ mile backpacking experience through Yosemite National Park captured by Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill.
This project was filmed over the course of 10 months. We spent a combined 45 days in the park capturing the images in this video."

(vimeo.com)

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THE WHITE HOUSE

Cartoon: White House Security Breach
BACKGROUND + CARTOON + VOCABULARY + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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AFGHANISTAN

Afghanistan's battlefield slang - 28 October 2014
"Most wars can be identified by their own slang, and Afghanistan was no exception. As British combat operations come to an end, BBC defence correspondent Jonathan Beale and Thomas Martienssen pull together a short lexicon of words and abbreviations used during the conflict."

ex.: "UGLY An Apache gunship helicopter - an obvious reference to its menacing appearance."
(BBC)


Cartoon: Heroes' Welcome
"The last UK base in AfghanistanCamp Bastion, was on Sunday handed over to the control of Afghan security forces,
ending British combat operations in the country...."
CARTOON + VOCABULARY + EXPLANATION + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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VIDEO GAMES

3 Ways Games Are Good For You! - Reality Check
(YouTube)

 

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NATURE and HUMANITY

Infographic: Ultimate limits of nature and humanity
"Meet the minimums and the maximums of our universe."
(BBC)

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UNIVERSITY

Where do billionaires go to university? - 29 October 2014
"Are the super-rich more likely to be better educated?
Or have they spurned scholarship and dedicated themselves to the serious business of being seriously rich?"

(BBC)

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HALLOWEEN

What Is America's Spookiest Sound? Official Halloween Sound Bracket (ROUND 3) - with AUDIO
(funnyordie.com)

 

Ten Howling Good Halloween Themed TV Episodes - with videos
(neatorama.com)

Trendy NYC clubs hosting EDM dance parties for 6-year-olds? - 22 October 2014
(blog.sfgate.com)


Newsy Video: Teal Pumpkins Are Popping Up This Halloween + Full transcript >> + Related articles
(englishblog.com)


Halloween party snacks
- Video + Transcript + Activities
"Are you doing anything for Halloween this year? Do you like cooking for friends?
Watch this video to get some ideas for some crazy Halloween party snacks you can make."

(learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org)


Halloween lesson plan
"In this lesson, students will practise Halloween vocabulary, and sing a song or watch a story..."

Level: A1
Time: 90 minutes approximately (depending on stages chosen)

(teachingenglish.org.uk)


Describe a monster
- a worksheet
(.odt)
+ Answers
Created by Charlyne Guyon (Ac. Nantes)
"Des documents très faciles pour 6ème, sur une thématique légèrement Halloween.
C'est pour introduire la description physique et 'have got'."



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28/10/2014


HALLOWEEN

Internet Trolls - The Halloween Musical
(YouTube)
The lyrics are below the video on YouTube.

 

 

Scary Ghost Stories + Scary Halloween Stories with videos
(americanfolklore.net)

Great Infographic, “A Taxonomy of Halloween Monsters,” Provides Idea For Higher-Order Thinking Lesson
"Pick the creature you'll be this Halloween!"
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

Trick or Treat ?
Thanks to Gaëlle Lantin (Ac. La Réunion)

 

The Best Movie Scenes For Halloween
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

ESL Video Quiz: Halloween Rules (Level: Beginning)
ESL Video Quiz: This is Britain: Halloween (Level: Beginning)
ESL Video Quiz: Carving Halloween Pumpkins (Level: Intermediate)
ESL Video Quiz: NAHPI: Do They Know its Halloween (Level: High Intermediate)
ESL Video Quiz: Halloween History (Level: High Intermediate)
(eslvideo.com)

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MONTHS

Months mix (.zip) - with AUDIO
"
Listen to these extracts and complete with names of months"
Created by Karine GAVOILLE (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

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BONFIRE NIGHT

How to make a Guy - a worksheet
Created by Dulce Araujo (Ac. Nancy-Metz)
- with a video

"Niveau 5ème - Travail sur le vocabulaire des vêtements, visage et corps, les exclamations…"

 

 

Follow Ben for a safe fireworks night - interactive
(webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk)
Thanks to Sophie Morin (Ac. Orléans-Tours)

 

The Gunpowder Plot 1: Stories from Parliament
(parliament.uk)
+ PART 2 (YouTube)

 

Bonfire Night - a video
"Every November people in Britain go out and celebrate Bonfire Night. What is it? Watch the video and find out all about it!"

(learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org)

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17/10/2014


POEMS / ART

Listed: Poems inspired by paintings
"A selection of 10 great poems and the paintings that inspired them."

(theartsdesk.com)


Edwin Romanzo Elmer's Mourning Picture, 1890,
inspired Adrienne Rich's 1965 poem of the same title


Newsy Video: Banksy Painting Destroyed By Unwitting English Town - 3 October 2014
+  Full transcript >> + Related articles
(englishblog.com)


Art Least: Teaching English Through Art:Reflection on a MOOC session
(/artleast.blogspot.gr)

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NEW LINKS on THE EBOLA PAGE

 

16/10/2014


VIDEO GAME / SONG

Mad World (DayZ Music Parody)
(YouTube)

 

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FOOD

Newsy Video: McDonald's Answers Your Questions (15 October 2014) +  Full transcript >> + Related articles
(englishblog.com)


Food idioms - a video
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Rise and Shine - What kids around the world eat for breakfast - with PHOTOS
(nytimes.com)
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

Michelle Obama dances with turnip and harvests crop - 15 October 2014
"The spoof of the pop song Turn Down For What is a nod to her support for healthy eating..."

(BBC)

 

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NEW LINKS ON MALALA'S PAGE

 


NEW PAGES ON RESCOL 2

THANKSGIVING

 

Activities to print Infographics PowerPoint presentations
Ad Interactive activities Recipes
Art Interactive games Resources
BLACK FRIDAY Lesson plans Songs
Cartoons Listening Stories
Cinema MACY'STHANKSGIVING PARADE TV series
CYBER MONDAY MAYFLOWER DAY Videos
Ecards NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING Vocabulary
Facts NATIONAL THANKSGIVING TURKEY PRESENTATION Webquests
Games to print Pictures  
History Poems  

 

 

11/10/2014


NEW PAGES ON RESCOL 2

SPORTS



CONTENTS:

Activities to print Pictures
SPECIAL PAGES:
Cartoons PowerPoint Presentations    
Cinema Soccer Baseball Benefits
Conversation questions Songs Basketball Dangers
Games to print Sport and business Cricket Hobbies
Idioms Sport and violence Extreme sports Mascots
Information Stories Football / Soccer Sport and business
Interactive activities Superstitions Martial arts Sport and violence
Interactive games Videos New sports  
Lesson plans Vocabulary Olympic Games (The -)  
Listening Webquests Rugby  


Related pages :

THE 2014 SOCCER WORLD CUP IN BRAZIL
SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS - 2014
THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES
The 2011 Rugby World Cup

 

09/10/2014


CINEMA

NATIONAL GALLERY - Trailer
(YouTube)

 

 

National Gallery (2014)
"The National Gallery in London is one of the great museums of the world with 2400 paintings from the 13th to the end of the 19th century.
Almost every human experience is represented in one or the other of the paintings. The sequences of the film show the public in various galleries; the education programs, and the scholars, scientists and curators, studying, restoring and planning the exhibitions. The relation between painting and storytelling is explored..."
(imdb.com)

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08/10/2014


WAR

Aloe Blacc - Ticking Bomb (Official Lyric Video)
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"The whole world’s sitting on a ticking bomb
So keep your calm and carry on...
The silent war has begun
We’re staring down a loaded gun
No refuge found on solid ground
This human race can’t be won"

(azlyrics.com)

 

 

Bringing the front line to UK streets - 6 October 2014
"As British troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, their experiences there are being reflected
in a series of striking photographs posted on billboards across the UK."

(BBC)

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07/10/2014


SONG

The Script - Superheroes (YouTube) + LYRICS :
"When you've been fighting for it all your life
You've been struggling to make things right
That’s how a superhero learns to fly
Every day, every hour
Turn the pain into power..."

(azlyrics.com)

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Thanks to Armelle Meyer (Ac. Bordeaux)

 

05/10/2014


CLASSROOM RULES

Classroom Rules
"This is a video that shows how classroom rules are to be done, as well as the wrong way.
This is a class project some friends of mine had to do. Note Garrett.... well i think you'll figure out who he is!"

(YouTube)

 

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MOON VACATIONS

Moon vacations possible by 2024 (October 2, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A website that provides price comparisons for flights, hotels and car hire across the globe
has made some bold predictions for what travel will look like in a decade from now."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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THE QUEEN

Queen advertises for royal chewing gum remover to clean up her palaces + a video - 1 October 2014
(dailymail.co.uk)

  • An official advert for a part-time cleaner posted on British Monarchy website
  • The successful applicant will be required to pick sticky gum off furniture
  • Their time will be divided between Holyroodhouse and Buckingham Palace 
  • They will also have to clean all stairs, make beds and do the washing-up 

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WILD ANIMALS

Earth has lost half of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF - 30 September 2014
"Species across land, rivers and seas decimated as humans kill for food in unsustainable numbers and destroy habitats."
See picture gallery of wild animals facing decline
 George Monbiot: It’s time to shout stop on this war on the living world

(theguardian.com)

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RACISM

'Tom and Jerry' cartoon gets racism warning (September 04, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The Internet giant, Amazon, has put a warning on some of the 'Tom and Jerry' cartoons it offers to its customers."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Tom and Jerry cartoons carry racism warning - 30 September 2014
"Tom and Jerry cartoons on television are being accompanied by a warning that they may depict scenes of "racial prejudice"."

(BBC)

 

Banksy wanted Clacton-on-Sea to confront racism – instead it confronted him - 2 October 2014
"Tendring district council has destroyed a painting that eloquently challenged views on immigration – was it too close to home?
Council removes Banksy artwork after complaints of racism

(theguardian.com)
Thanks to Gaëlle Lantin

 

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GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

Guinness World Records Jigsaw Viewing Activity
"The latest edition of the Guinness World Records annual was published recently,
and it's always a good source of material for a lesson on superlatives and measurements..."

+ Transcript here
(englishblog.com)

 

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SHAKESPEARE

Entertainment at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
"This article describes the entertainment on offer during a day out at The Globe Theatre in Shakespeare’s time.
If you’re after some quick and interesting facts on The Globe Theatre click here!"

(nosweatshakespeare.com)

The Winter's Tale
The Bear - Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The seasons - Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
etc.
(shmoop.com)

How did they (get a bear on stage) in The Winter’s Tale
(bloggingshakespeare.com)


The unlucky bear in the bear baiting pit

Exit, pursued by a bear? Bear-baiting in Shakespeare’s London
"On Sunday 13 January 1583 one of the bear-baiting arenas that had stood on the Thames’s south bank collapsed..."

(theshakespeareblog.com)

 

Much Ado About a Bear
Center Stage confronts Shakespeare's most troublesome stage direction: 'Exit, pursued by a bear.'
(articles.baltimoresun.com)

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Thanks to Evelyne Vittoz (Ac. Amiens) et Monica Mirza (Ac. Grenoble)