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AUGUST 2016 - PART 5 - NEW SITES

 

26/08/2016


POKEMON GO

"Pour ceux qui travaillent en îlots, vous trouverez ci-joint un jeu sur le thème des Pokemon afin briser un peu la glace lors de la première heure de cours.
Une fiche pour des 6è et une pour des 4è."

- Pokemon Go rules (.doc)
- Tableaux vierges pour Pokemon Go (.doc)
- Pokemon Go (.doc)
- Pokemon Go questions
(.doc)
Ce jeu a été créé par Michèle Raymond (Ac. Bordeaux)

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BLACK LIVES MATTER

Black Lives Matter (BLM) "is an international[1] activist movement, originating in the African-American community, that campaigns against violence and systemic racism toward black people. BLM regularly organizes protests around the deaths of black people in killings by law enforcement officers, and broader issues of racial profiling, police brutality, and racial inequality in the United States criminal justice system.
In 2013, the movement began with the use of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on social media, after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of African-American teen Trayvon Martin. Black Lives Matter became nationally recognized for its street demonstrations following the 2014 deaths of two African Americans: Michael Brown, resulting in protests and unrest in Ferguson, and Eric Garner in New York City.[2][3] The originators of the hashtag and call to action, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, expanded their project into a national network of over 30 local chapters during 2014–16.[4] The overall Black Lives Matter movement, however, is a decentralized network and has no formal hierarchy.[5]
Since the Ferguson protests, participants in the movement have demonstrated against the deaths of numerous other African Americans by police actions or while in police custody, including those of..."

(Wikipedia)

 

Black Lives Matter
(blacklivesmatter.com)

Black Lives Matter Timeline (pdf)
(repository.library.georgetown.edu)

Because of Them We Can: Black History | Iconic Tees
"We run a campaign to educate and connect the young generation to Heroes who have paved the way
with our Content, Iconic Tees, Books, Calendars, Posters, ..."
(becauseofthemwecan.com)

Eric Garner's Family Drops Moving New Song 'I Can't Breathe' - with AUDIO
(rollingstone.com)
MORE HERE
(soundcloud.com)

I Am NOT Black, You are NOT White
"These Labels were Made Up to Divide us."

(YouTube)



Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand), Fabienne B. (Ac. Reims), Isabelle D. (Ac. Versailles) and Muriel O. (Ac. Montpellier)

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SUSTAINABLE LEARNING 

Sustainable Learning, Uruguay-Style - VIDEO (mp4)
(facebook.com)

Fredrika Stahl - Tomorrow - Song
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"Climb to the top to the tree
The sky is too covered to see
A picture of the horizon
A place where we can build a home
Fight it out. Loose or win
Can't let go, won't give in
The whole world is on hold now
We'll do anything to survive..."

(lyricsmania.com)

 

 

Demain (English: Tomorrow)[2] "is a 2015 French documentary film directed by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent.
Faced with a future that scientists say concern, the film has the distinction of not giving in catastrophism.
Optimistically, it identifies initiatives that have proven themselves in ten countries around the world:
concrete examples of solutions to environmental and social challenges of the twenty-first century,
be it agriculture, energy, economy, education and governance."

(Wikipedia)



TOMORROW - Trailer
"Tomorrow - Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent
Many things have been tried to resolve the ecological and economic crises. They haven’t really worked.
According to Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohammed Yunnus, the strongest driving force in human beings is their desire and their imagination.
He believes that today we must make films and tell stories that spark the desire to build another world.
This is what Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent decided to do by lining up known solutions in all spheres side-by-side
to show what our society could look like tomorrow…"

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Muriel O. (Ac. Montpellier) and Isabelle B. (Ac. Amiens)


BURIED WITH THE DEAD

13 Weird, Wild or Wonderful Things Buried with the Dead
"Many unusual items presently rest with the dearly departed."
(verywell.com)

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MASCOTS

The Top 8 Tastiest Mascots
(neatorama.com)


"In the 1970s, faculty at Evergreen State College wanted a silly mascot
that embodied the school's principles: nonviolent, flexible, long-lived,
willing to dig deep. Their fight song?..."

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IN LAS VEGAS

10 Things To Do In Las Vegas With An Unlimited Budget - 23 August 2016
(housely.com)

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WEATHER

Words for Extreme Weather Events
"What’s the difference between a hurricane, a typhoon, and a tropical storm?..."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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EMOTIONS

Names For Emotions People Feel But Can't Explain
(neatorama.com)

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MUSIC

Top 10 Weirdest Bands
The peculiar musicians that make us shake our head.

 

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US COLLEGE STUDENTS

US College Students Missing Meals to Drink More Alcohol - Text + Audio + Photos - 23 August 2016
"Alcohol appears in almost every movie and television program about life at U.S. universities.
Many students drink alcohol while many others avoid it completely.
But recent research shows the ideas and habits students have created about drinking in college may cause serious problems."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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DRIVERLESS CARS

Driverless Cars to Carry Uber Passengers in Pittsburgh - Text + Audio + Photos - 24 August 2016
"Ride-sharing company Uber will begin using self-driving cars in a few weeks to carry passengers around Pittsburgh. Driverless vehicles are being tested
by other companies, but this is the first time the public will get to use them. The cars will have a driver as a backup to take control if needed."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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OLYMPIC REWIND

Olympic Rewind: How Did Athletes Featured by VOA Perform in Rio? - Text + Audio + Photos - 24 August 2016
"VOA Learning English featured a number of Olympic athletes in the weeks and months leading up to the games.
Some athletes were from the U.S. but others were from around the world. See how they performed in this recap."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

U.S. Swimmer Ryan Lochte Loses Sponsors - Text + Audio + Photos - 23 August 2016
"American swimmer Ryan Lochte admitted that he did not tell the truth about being robbed during the Rio Olympics.
The Olympic Games ended Sunday. A day later, he lost all four of his sponsors."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US NATIONAL PARKS

National Park Service Turns 100 - Text + Audio + Video - 25 August 2016
"Today the U.S. National Park Service turns 100. It was founded in 1916."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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CINEMA

Screen Queens: British Monarchs in TV and Film - 24 PHOTOS
(telegraph.co.uk)

The 30 best movie Easter eggs
(gamesradar.com)

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BURKINI POLICE

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GENDER PAY GAP

Six ways to tackle the gender pay gap - Article + Photos - 23 August 2016
"Women in the UK who return to work after having a baby continue to earn less than men for many years afterwards, according to a new report.
Part-time working, missed promotions and less experience are all contributing to what is being branded a "mummy tax"."

(BBC)

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AIRLANDER 10

Airlander 10: Longest aircraft damaged during flight - Article + Photos + Video - 24 August 2016
"The world's longest aircraft - the Airlander 10 - has been damaged after nosediving on landing during its second test flight.
The 302ft (92m) long aircraft - which is part plane and part airship - was damaged during the flight from Cardington Airfield in Bedfordshire."

(BBC)

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BACK TO SCHOOL

Welcome to the 4th Grade - Dwayne Reed - a song
"Instead of sending out the boring, old, "Welcome Back" newsletter, Mr. Reed, a first year teacher from Chicago, wrote a rap song for his 4th grade students, and recorded a music video to go along with it! The song and video emphasize the reality that hard work is a must,
but that school and learning can certainly be fun!"

(YouTube)

 

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GAME

Un petit Jeopardy intitulé Summer Review 2016
pour commencer l'année avec les 3èmes par un jeu portant sur l'actualité estivale et le questionnement.
Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges) retirera ce document le 31 août et le remettra après l'avoir fait en classe.

(englishnexon.e-monsite.com)

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EARTHQUAKE

Italy quake: Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade - Article + Photos + Videos - 26 August 2016
"Italy has declared a state of emergency in the regions worst hit by Wednesday's earthquake as hopes of finding more survivors fade...
At least 267 people are now known to have died and 400 were injured. Teams have continued to search the rubble of toppled buildings for a second night.
However, hundreds of aftershocks have hampered the efforts of the 5,000 rescuers."

(BBC)

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23/08/2016


RIO 2016

The Boy Who Learned To Fly - 23 August 2016
"This ELT lesson plan is designed around the theme of the Olympic Games and a short film based on the life of Usain Bolt film created
by Moonbot Studios and commissioned by Gatorade.
In the lesson students speak about sports and the Olympic games, watch a short film, retell a story and write a summary of a story."

(film-english.com)

 

Olympics 2016 - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

Rio Paralympics 2016: Russia banned after losing appeal - 23 August 2016
"Russia will not compete at next month’s Paralympics in Rio after losing an appeal against a ban imposed for state-sponsored doping...
The Paralympics begin on 7 September."

(BBC)

Ryan Lochte: Speedo and Ralph Lauren among four to end sponsorship - 23 August 2016
"Four sponsors have dropped disgraced US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, including swimwear manufacturer Speedo and fashion label Ralph Lauren.
They were followed by announcements from skin care firm Syneron-Candela and Japanese mattress maker Airweave.
It comes after Lochte lied about being robbed at gunpoint by a policeman after a night out during the Rio Olympics...
On 19 August the New York Post carried a front-page headline describing him as the "Ugly American", along with the slogan "Liar, Liar, Speedo on fire"."

(BBC)

Social Media Points Out Sexism in Olympics Coverage - Text + Audio - 22 August 2016
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Rio 2016 closing ceremony in pictures - 22 August 2016
(BBC)

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SPORTS and POLITICS

Cinema
Conversation questions
Examples
Information
Videos

 


US ELECTIONS

US elections:
Worksheet - US elections: Vocabulary and wordsearch (.doc)
Quiz - How much do you know? - with answers
(.doc)
Created by Jannien JOLAIN (Ac. Poitiers)

US election: Questions over Trump deportation plan - 22 August 2016
"Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has signalled he may drop his proposal to deport 11 million people who are living illegally in the US."

(BBC)

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SIGN

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TEACHER

Ad seen in Dublin
Thanks to Cécile T. (Ac. Rouen)

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Instant diagnosis by smartphone: how artificial intelligence can save lives - 8 August 2016
"Drones that pick inaccessible crops and mobile phones that give medical advice are two of the ways AI can transform life in the developing world.
Artificial intelligence (AI) will be a “game changer” in improving the lives of the world’s poor, according to the New York-based technology entrepreneur Jack Hidary. He says the technology needed to revolutionise inefficient, ineffective food and healthcare systems in developing countries is well within grasp."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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CLOTHES

What the 5,300-year-old Iceman wore (August 22, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Scientists studied the pieces of material that were on the body of a man who died in Europe 5,300 years ago."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Level 0Level 1   or  Level 2
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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ISIS

Turkish army shells Islamic State positions in Syria for second day - 23 August 2016
"Media reports say shells hit Isis-held border town and Kurdish militia targets in Syria after deadly wedding blast in Turkey."

(theguardian.com)

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MEN / WOMEN

Women in UK still far adrift on salary and promotion as gender pay gap remains a gulf - 23 August 2016
"IFS (The Institute for Fiscal Studies) research shows average difference in pay is 18% and widens markedly after women have children."

(theguardian.com)

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22/08/2016


THE DEEP SEA

More Surprises from the Deep Sea - Text + Audio + Pictures - 21 August 2016
"Scientists at the University of Hawaii studied 900 square kilometer region in the Pacific Ocean known as the Clarion-Clipperton Zone.
They were looking for ocean life, and were not disappointed by what they found."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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PRISONERS in SYRIA

Amnesty Report on Syrian Prisons Details ‘Catalog of Horror' - Text + Audio + Pictures - 20 August 2016
"A new Amnesty International report alleges the torture of tens of thousands of political prisoners in Syria.
The report also estimates more than 17,000 people died or were killed in Syrian military prisons since March 2011."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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IMMIGRANTS

Immigrant Students Dream of Helping People - Text + Audio + Video - 20 August 2016
"Two students in the Nurse Aide training program at Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School share their stories
of how they are working to achieve their dreams of helping others by becoming health care workers in the U.S."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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WOLVES

In English, Wolves Are Not to Be Trusted - Text + Audio + Video - 20 August 2016
"Yes, the animals can be dangerous. Yes, they could eat you. But why are wolves always so bad in English expressions?"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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HOT!

July was hottest month in recorded history (August 19, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"It's official. July was the hottest month on Earth since scientists started recording the planet's temperatures."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Level 4  or  Level 5
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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RIO 2016

A quiz:
How much do you know about Olympic medals and medallists (.docx)
How much do you know - Correction
(.docx)
Created by Chantal Laigo (Ac. Rennes)

Une fiche sur les 15 premiers pays (pdf) et le diaporama correction (pptx)
comme base de départ pour travailler les noms de pays et les nationalités

Créés par Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)

Ethiopian Olympic medallist seeks asylum after marathon protest - 22 August 2016
"Feyisa Lilesa, who made arm gesture of support for his Oromo tribe as he finished race in Rio, says he fears going home."

(theguardian.com)

 

Green Screened Moments From The 2016 Summer Olympics In Rio
"Green seemed to be a dominant color in the Olympic Games Rio 2016 - the green Reals Brazil paid to host the games,
the green courts and fields where the games were played, the green backdrops, the green water in the pool..."

(neatorama.com)



Polish athlete puts Olympic medal up for sale to help boy with cancer - 19 August 2016
"Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski has put up for sale the silver medal he won at the Rio Olympics to help raise funds for a boy with a rare cancer,
the athlete said on Friday.
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(reuters.com)

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WHAT'S BRIAN?

Travail collectif réalisé en 2016 par l'Atelier Pédagogique 87 pour des 6èmes/5èmes.
"Il s'agit d'un travail de lecture cursive du livre WHAT'S BRIAN?"

(englishnexon.e-monsite.com)

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CINEMA

21 Of The Worst Movie Set Disasters In History
(all-that-is-interesting.com)

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US ELECTIONS

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Thanks to Cécile Thomas (Ac. Rouen)