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19/12/2014


CHRISTMAS / SONG / WORKSHEET

Text me Merry Christmas - Gap-fill - a worksheet
created by
Marielle Bianchi (Ac. Toulouse)

 

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18/12/2014


SONG

AWOLNATION - Not Your Fault
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"She was built with a brain
And some swagger.
A little scream, little cry,
Little laughter.
She's a ten,
I'm a joke in my own mind.
But she still loves to dance
With my punch lines..."

(azlyrics.com)

 

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FRIENDS

Catdance Finalist 2014: Ricky
"The filmmaker of "Ricky" has a dog, Romy, who is afraid of other dogs, but she loves cats. Last year he adopted a friend for her: a cat named Ricky.
This film is narrated -- but unscripted -- by his 7-year-old neighbor, Willa, and follows Ricky and Romy as they get to know each other."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Mrs Cloup-Speer (Ac. Paris)

 


SELFIE STICKS

The rise of 'selfie sticks' - 18 December 2014
""Selfie sticks" - handheld extendable poles for smartphones which help the user take better selfies and panoramas
- are fast growing in popularity around the world. But their detractors are growing in number too..."

(BBC)

Selfie Sticks - handy photo gadget or narcissistic scourge on society?
(YouTube)

 

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THE YEAR 2014

New links

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17/12/2014


BULLYING

3ème - Bullying - Activities
by Michèle Kessler

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SPACE

The 12 missions of Christmas
"Many of us spend Christmas far from friends and family, but Richard Hollingham spares a thought for those farthest flung of all
– our spacecraft exploring the Solar System and beyond."

(BBC)

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DICKENS

Why the world still loves Charles Dickens - 17 December 2014
"Festivals celebrating the great writer take place every year, from Texas to Mumbai to Holland.
What makes him so attractive, all these years after his death? Lucinda Hawksley investigates."

(BBC)

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THE SIMPSONS / TV

How The Simpsons changed TV - 17 December 2014
"As the ground-breaking series turns 25, Stephen Dowling reflects on the revolutionary style of comedy its writers introduced."

(BBC)

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GUNS

What's behind growing gun rights support in the US? - 16 December 2014
"A slim majority of Americans now support protection of gun rights over gun control. What's driving this support?"

(BBC)

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RELIGION

First female bishop named as the Reverend Libby Lane - 17 December 2014
"Reverend Libby Lane has been announced as the first female bishop for the Church of England, just a month after a historic change to canon law."

(BBC)

 

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POSTERS / FOOD

Classroom posters - Food
"Use our Food poster to help you present, practise, recycle and build on language related to food.
The Teacher's notes give you some ideas for using the ‘food’ poster with your learners."

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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FIRST PERSON NARRATIVES

First person narratives
"An author always has a good reason for using the first person. Whether he wishes to share his memories with us,
to embody the narration or simply to give more credit to a work of fiction, the ‘I’ always stands as a fascinating object of literary analysis…"

- The art of self-portraits - Image analysis...
- Gulliver's Travels - Text and key questions
- The Great Mouse Plot - Text and key questions
- Writing on the self - Texts and key questions
- Final task

(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

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THEATRE

Les Langues Modernes n°4/2014 : « Pratiques théâtrales en classe de langue »
(aplv-languesmodernes.org)

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CINEMA / LESSON

Cellular: Emphatic DO - a lesson
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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MYSTERY

Whodunit: A Timely Alibi
"Can you solve the mystery before you read the solution?"

(Neatorama)

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DINOSAURS

Dinosaurs Live Again at an American Museum - Text + Audio + Video
"Many millions of years ago, the last dinosaurs lived in what is now the American West.
Now, scientists studying dinosaur fossils have documented what happened to the ancient creatures.
An exhibit showing some of the results has opened at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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DEATH PENALTY

In US, Support for Death Penalty Is Strong - 16 December 2014 - Text + Audio
"Public opinion surveys show 60 percent of Americans want judges and juries to be able to sentence criminals to death.
But the same studies show that many Americans have concerns about the justice system and the way executions are carried out."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRADITIONS

10 WAYS TO OFFEND PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES
(whenonearth.net)

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THE YEAR 2014

New links

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16/12/2014


THE YEAR 2014

How sport dominated social media in 2014
(theguardian.com)

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15/12/2014


TATTOOS

Meet Michael Baxter, The Man Who Has 203 'Simpsons' Characters Tattooed On His Back - 11 December 2014
(huffingtonpost.com)
"An Australian man is hoping to achieve a Guinness World Record for most tattooed cartoon characters,
after getting 203 characters from The Simpsons tattooed on his back."

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ROBOTS

China restaurant introduces robot waiters - 13 December 2014
"A restaurant in China is trying to revolutionise customer service by introducing robot waiters to deliver food and drinks."

(BBC)

 

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CLIMATE CHANGE

UN members agree deal at Lima climate talks - 14 December 2014 
(BBC)

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IRAQ

'Hundreds' more UK troops to be sent to Iraq - Michael Fallon - 13 December 2014 
(BBC)

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POLICE

Police body cameras: Positive change in Rialto, California - 12 December 2014
"In Rialto, California, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, the police force there has been using tiny cameras mounted on officers
for nearly four years with great success: complaints from the public are down 88% since the department started filming every arrest and interaction.
Police and the people they serve both like the programme."

(BBC)

 

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THE YEAR 2014

Les temps forts de l'actualité sportive 2014 - PHOTOS
(20minutes.fr)

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CIVIL RIGHTS

Ferguson protests: Thousands in Washington civil rights protest - 14 December 2014
(BBC)

 

 

Washington march: Civil rights protest over US police killings - 13 December 2014 
"Thousands of people have marched through the US capital, Washington DC,
to protest against the recent killings of unarmed black people by police."

(BBC)

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CLEANING!!!

Elephant caught on CCTV cleaning up the trash
(YouTube)

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CHRISTMAS  

Researchers work out Santa Claus' salary (December 13, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"People have wondered for years what Santa does and how he does it for free.
Researchers have now come up with an answer to these age-old questions."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)


TV Advert Morrisons Christmas Advert 2013 Go on, It's Christmas Ant & Dec Be Our Guest

(YouTube)
+ An English Christmas Advert
+ Morrisons Advert Observation Quiz
Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)

 

 

How to have a British Chistmas

with worksheets created by Bérangere Bergeron Giudicelli (Ac. Toulouse):
Merry Christmas video ws Anglophenia
Merry Christmas video ws Anglophenia
Merry Christmas video ws Anglophenia BW
Merry Christmas video ws Anglophenia BW

 

Santa baby by Marilyn Monroe
(YouTube)
+ The LYRICS :
"Santa baby, just slip a sable under the tree, for me
Been an awful good girl
Santa baby,so hurry down the chimney tonight..."

(metrolyrics.com)


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13/12/2014


CHRISTMAS  

31 Kids Who Weren't Messing Around With Their Letters To Santa.
Write a letter to Santa!
(news.distractify.com)




Mr Bean and Christmas
Activities created by Karine GAVOILLE  (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

- Fiche CO élève
- Fiche CO DYS élève
- Fiche CO correction

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12/12/2014


SCIENCE

Clever billboard ads
"Here is a series of brilliant billboard ads dedicated to promoting science in Vancouver, by Science World Museum."

(imgur.com)

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INTERNET

Internet Freedom Shrinks Worldwide - Article + Audio - 10 December 2014
"A new report says a growing number of nations are restricting parts of the Internet to the public."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CHRISTMAS

Instead of presents...
(thegentlemansarmchair.com)

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10/12/2014


SCHOOL

School uniforms - a worksheet
Created by Bérangère Bergeron (Ac. Toulouse)

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CHRISTMAS

The letter to Santa
"Listen to this joke and do the activities to be able to tell it."

(soundguideweb.com)

 

The Avengers Sing Christmas Carols
"Avengers ensemble! The heroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe join in heart and song to wish you a Merry Christmas."

(YouTube)

 

Straight No Chaser featuring Kristen Bell - Text Me Merry Christmas (Official Video) - a song
(YouTube)

 

 

#HolidayCans | Holiday Light Show Seen From Space - a song
"100 porta potties animated with lights to the sounds of Straight No Chaser, a male acapella group from Indiana University."

(YouTube)

 

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ROBOTS

Famous scientist says A.I. could destroy us (December 09, 2014) - a lesson with AUDIO
"Professor Stephen Hawking, one of the world's most renowned scientists, has warned
that robots and machines with artificial intelligence could one day mean the end of us all."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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APARTHEID

The Legacy of Apartheid
"Results of Apartheid and pockets of where it still exists in South Africa."

(schooltube.com)

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Thanks to Daniele Dedes

 


THE YEAR 2014

Ebola Fighters Are Time Magazine's Person Of The Year In 2014
"These men and women did the hard and dangerous work in treating patients and protecting the rest of us," Gibbs told Matt Lauer.
She applauded the fighters for demonstrating an "exceptionally great amount of courage and kindness and bravery."

(huffingtonpost.com)
Thanks to Fabienne Robin (Ac. Bordeaux)

 

2014 World events quiz
"In our monthly lesson plan for December, students think back on world events in 2014.
They join in a team quiz with 12 questions about each month in 2014 and then research and create a new 2014 quiz for their peers."

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

 

YouTube Rewind: Turn Down for 2014
"Celebrating the moments, memes, and people that made 2014."

(YouTube)
"YouTube stars got together, like they do every year, to mashup the music and memes of the year before we turn out calendars.
The music is pretty good, but it’s a couple minutes into the video before we see any recognizable memes- and then they are overwhelmed by TV stars.
Maybe 2014 on the internet won’t be as memorable as some other years. Maybe we’re all just a little too jaded. 
A list of all the folks who contributed can be found at the YouTube page."

(Neatorama)

 

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LYNX

Canada Lynx: The Ghost Cat of the North
"They are good swimmers, excellent at climbing trees, and can leap long distances..."

(mentalfloss.com)

 

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ART

Sculpture in Deserts of Tankwa Karoo, South Africa

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TORTURE

CIA report: 'Brutal' interrogations post-9/11 - 10 December 2014
(BBC)

Report on CIA details 'brutal' post-9/11 interrogations - 9 December 2014
+ 'We tortured, we lied, that's it'
+ CIA report: An expert guide
+ The 20 key findings
(BBC)

US Releases ‘Torture’ Report on Central Intelligence Agency - Text + Audio - 9 December 2014
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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09/12/2014


AD

Nespresso with George Clooney and Jean Dujardin
"How far would you go for a Nespresso?"
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Christian ROBERT (Ac. Dijon)

 


FERGUSON

WATCH: 'I Can't Breathe' - Congressman's Incredible Tribute to Eric Garner on House Floor
"Dem Rep. Recites ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Poem for Eric Garner on House Floor. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), one of several congress members who did the “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture on the House floor this week, used his one minute speech Thursday to recite a poem that used Eric Garner’s “I can’t breathe” statement as its refrain."

(YouTube)
Read the script.
(englishblogmmg.edublogs.org)

 

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Thanks to Marion Méranger-Galtier (Ac. Orléans-Tours)

 


REPORTED SPEECH

Zookeeper: Reported Speech - a lesson
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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EDUCATION

TALK2US: Phrasal Verbs for Education
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SPORTS

Matura_Writing: Sports 
"Aim: to prepare students to write a leaflet
Level: Upper intermediate / B2
Language: describing the benefits of sports; language of persuasion
Time: 60 minutes + 30 minutes for exam task
Materials: one copy of the worksheets and exam question per student; one copy of Sports debate per pair of students"

(OneStopEnglish)

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CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas Mr Bean - Activities (interactive and printable) + Video
(efllecturer.blogspot.com.es)

 

"Mr Bean relaxes on Christmas Eve. When he can't find anything nice on tv he's glad to see a group of carollers arrive at his door." 

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FOOD

Street food in the UK: let's try some fish and chips! - with videos and students' tasks
(thetravellingteachers.blogspot.it)

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STORY

Whodunit: The Locked Room
"The following is a Whodunit by Hy Conrad. These mysteries are from The Little Giant® Book of Whodunits by Hy Conrad and Matt LaFleur.
Can you solve the mystery before you read the solution?"

(neatorama.com)

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MURALS

Fantastic Adventure Time Mural
(neatorama.com)

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THE YEAR 2014

The Year 2014: Review
Page to be continued...

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Hope for Progress at UN Climate Talks in Lima - Text + Audio - 3 December 2014
"Delegates are discussing ways to control and reduce carbon emissions.
Last month, the United States agreed to cut emissions by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels.
At the same time, China said its emissions would stop rising by about 2030.
China and the U.S. are the world’s top climate polluters."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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