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OCTOBER 2018 - PART 3 - NEW SITES

 

OCTOBER 2018

= Crime Prevention Month

01 - International Day of Older Persons
04 - World Animal Day
05 - World Teachers’ Day
08 - Columbus Day
09 - World Post Day
16 - World Food Day
21 - Battle of Trafalgar Day
24 - United Nations Day
24 - 30 - Disarmament Week
29 - World Stroke Day
31 - Halloween

 

NOVEMBER 2018

= National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
See
Native Americans ( + Page 2 )


 
05 - Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes Day)
07 - Diwali
08 - International Tongue Twister Day
11 - Veterans' Day / Remembrance Day / Poppy Day
16 - International Day for Tolerance
19 - World Toilet Day
20 - Universal Children's Day
21 - World Television Day
22 - John F. Kennedy's Assassination Day
22 - Thanksgiving
23 - Black Friday
23 - Buy Nothing Day
25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
30 - Saint Andrew's Day



17/10/2018


HALLOWEEN

The Origins of Halloween
"The following video provides a brief introduction to how Celtic, Roman, and Catholic traditions merged and evolved into the current holiday we know as Halloween.
It discusses the Celtic holiday of Samhain and the Roman celebration of Pomona."

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ANAGRAM

What is an Anagram?
"To create an anagram, you rearrange the letters of a word or phrase to form a different word or phrase.
For example, the word section is an anagram for notices and vice versa. A “perfect” anagram uses all the letters, no more, no less.
But sometimes letters are repeated or omitted. Before the modern alphabet was formalized, let alone modern spelling,
anagrams could be less formal too, since I and J or U and V were still interchangeable..."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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CRIMEA ATTACK

Terrorist gunman storms Crimean college and detonates 'home-made bomb' in cafeteria, killing at least 18 - 17 October 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

Crimea attack: College assault kills 17 - 17 October 2018
"At least 17 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in an attack at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea."

(BBC)

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IMMIGRANTS

3,121 desperate journeys
Exposing a week of chaos under Trump's zero tolerance

"They came to the US seeking a better life. They ended up behind bars.
Thousands of documents analyzed by the Guardian provide the most comprehensive picture yet of what happened to immigrants prosecuted
under the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy."

(theguardian.com)

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MIGRANTS

Hondurans fleeing violence join migrant caravan – in pictures - 16 October 2018
"A caravan of at least 1,500 people fleeing crime and poverty began in San Pedro Sula in Honduras with plans to march through Guatemala and Mexico to the United States.
President Trump has threatened to cut aid to Honduras if it did not stop the migrants"
+ Trump threatens to cut Honduras aid unless it stops migrant caravan

(theguardian.com)

Honduran Migrant Caravan Heading to Mexico, the United States - Text + Audio - 15 October 2018
"Honduran migrants are crossing the country hoping to enter neighboring countries and to get all the way to the United States.
They say they are fleeing dangerous conditions in the home country."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SKY BATTLES

Sky battles: Fighting back against rogue drones - with pictures - 12 October 2018
"Rogue drones have nearly caused air accidents, have been used as offensive weapons, to deliver drugs to prisoners, and to spy on people. So how can we fight back?"
+ UK drone users face safety tests or fines
+ Drones used to disrupt FBI hostage case

(BBC)

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'FIRST MAN'

Neil Armstrong Biopic ‘First Man’ Sparks Outcry for Omitting American Flag
"A new movie about astronaut Neil Armstrong is sparking controversy.
“First Man,” starring Ryan Gosling, recreates that historic step Armstrong took to become the first person to set foot on the moon in 1969,
but it does not depict the other iconic moment when Armstrong and fellow astronaut, Buzz Aldrin, planted the American flag on the moon.
The flag raising was meticulously planned by NASA because there is no wind on the moon."

(YouTube)
+ Transcription by Yvan Baptiste (Ac. Montpellier)
(franglish.fr)

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KHASHOGGI

Trump Says Saudi King Denies Any Knowledge On Khashoggi - Text + Audio + Pictures - 15 October 2018
"Trump said he is sending American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the Middle East to investigate the Khashoggi situation."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Turkey 'has recording proving Saudi murder' - 13 October 2018
"Turkish officials have audio and video evidence that shows missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the BBC has been told."

(BBC)

Turks tell U.S. officials they have audio and video recordings that support conclusion Khashoggi was killed - 11 October 2018
(washingtonpost.com)

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TRUMP / PAINTING

Donald Trump hangs painting in White House of him having a Diet Coke with Abraham Lincoln - 15 October 2018
"Donald Trump has added a new painting to the White House, featuring himself relaxing with a host of his Republican predecessors."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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TAX EVASION

Tax evasion: blacklist of 21 countries with 'golden passport' schemes published - 16 October 2018
"OECD says schemes selling either residency or citizenship threaten efforts to combat tax evasion.
A blacklist of 21 countries whose so-called “golden passport” schemes threaten international efforts to combat tax evasion has been published by the west’s leading economic thinktank."

(theguardian.com)

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Rocky Mountain National Park
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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CANADA

Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational marijuana - with pictures and videos - 17 October 2018
"The first recreational cannabis to be legally bought in Canada was purchased at midnight on Wednesday (02:30 GMT)
on the eastern island of Newfoundland amid queues of hundreds of people.
Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis."
+ Video: As Canada makes cannabis legal, what happens to those with past convictions for possession?
+ Video: The legalisation of cannabis could have a huge impact on Canada's economy

+ First day of legal Canadian pot
+ Who wins and who loses under new law

+ Canada cannabis legalisation: 'We know the world is watching'
+ Canada legalises recreational cannabis use

+ Legalising cannabis: What you need to know
+ The cops joining the marijuana business
+ Reality Check: Has cannabis legalisation in some US states led to more users?

(BBC)

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MAMMALS

Mammals Will Still Be Recovering From Human Destruction Long After We’re Gone - with a video - 16 October 2018
"A somber new study estimates that it could take several million years for mammal diversity to recover from humanity’s impact."

(huffingtonpost.com)

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WILDLIFE

How to get a front-row view of Alaska's incredible wildlife - with pictures - 17 October 2018
"Wildlife abounds in Alaska’s untamed wilderness. Look out for the Big Five: bears, moose, Dall sheep, caribou and wolves."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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15/10/2018


ESCAPE GAME SPECIAL HALLOWEEN

Cyril Dussuchaud (Académie de Limoges) :
"Je vous présente mon Escape Game spécial Halloween (niveau A1/A1+) :
http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/teachers-zone-6eme/halloween-escape-game-1.html
 
avec lien vers une séquence de deux heures qui comprend des tâches à effectuer pour
5 groupes de niveaux différents."

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LESSON PLANS

Malaysia to abolish the death penalty (October 14, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The Malaysian government has stated it intends to abolish the death penalty in a move that has been welcomed by human rights campaigners."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Death Penalty - Level 4  or  Death Penalty - 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)

France wants its prisons blurred on Internet maps (October 12, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"France's government has asked Google to blur all images of French prisons on the Internet."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Prisons - Level 0Prisons - Level 1   or  Prisons - Level 2
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)

Anger over horse race ad on Sydney Opera House (October 10, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"There is public outcry in Australia over controversial plans to use the Sydney Opera House as a "billboard" to advertise a horse race."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Sydney Opera House - Level 4  or  Sydney Opera House - 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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GLOBAL WARMING

Why technology could make climate change better - and worse - 12 October 2018
"To avoid the worst ravages of climate change, the world must transform society and the economy on an  "unprecedented scale", the UN said this week."

(telegraph.co.uk)

Scientists Warn of Disastrous Global Warming in Near Future - Text + Audio + Pictures - 9 October 2018
"The group says its research indicates a major slowing of warming is critical to avoid climate-related disaster.
If not, the researchers say, the threat to human well-being, ecosystems and sustainable development will rise to irreversible levels."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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STORM MICHAEL

Hurricane Michael Causes Deaths, Destruction in US South - Text + Audio + Pictures - 11 October 2018
"The third most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland caused widespread damage and at least two deaths in two southern states."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Hurricane Michael 'Unimaginable Destruction' - PICTURES - 11 October 2018
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Storm Michael: Record-breaking storm mauls US south-east - with pictures and videos - 11 October 2018
"The third-strongest storm in recorded history to hit the mainland US has battered north-west Florida, flooding beach towns and snapping trees."
+ Video: Devastation as Michael makes landfall

+ Video: Hurricane Michael strikes Florida
+ Video: Hurricane Michael as seen from space

+ In pictures: Hurricane Michael hits Florida
+ How to survive a monster storm

(BBC)

In pictures: Hurricane Michael leaves destruction in its wake - 11 October 2018
"Hurricane Michael, the most powerful ever to hit north-west Florida, brought devastation as it made landfall in the US on Wednesday, bringing winds of 155mph (250km/h)."

(BBC)

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IMMIGRATION DETENTION

Immigration detention: how the UK compares with other countries - 10 October 2018
"With the UK being the only European country without a statutory time limit on detention, what are other countries’ policies?"

Quick guide: Britain's immigration detention system
"Here’s a sample of countries across the world and how their policies compare, according to the Global Detention Project, a Geneva-based non-profit organisation..."

(theguardian.com)

Revealed: sick, tortured immigrants locked up for months in Britain - 10 October 2018
"Investigation suggests hundreds of vulnerable people are detained indefinitely...
There are 10 immigration removal centres in the UK, housing roughly 2-3,000 people at any one time"
+ Calls for medical help go unanswered for more than an hour – video

(theguardian.com)

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SLAVERY

'It's just slavery': Eritrean conscripts wait in vain for freedom - with pictures - 11 October 2018
"With their hopes dashed that peace with Ethiopia would bring an end to national service, young Eritreans must either accept a life of forced labour or flee"

(theguardian.com)

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CHINA

China 'legalises' internment camps for million Uighurs - 11 October 2018
"Laws revised in Xinjiang region to permit ‘education centres’ for ‘people influenced by extremism’."

(theguardian.com)

China is ahead of Russia as 'biggest state sponsor of cyber-attacks on the West' - 9 October 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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CLOTHES

Stacey Dooley Investigates: Are your clothes wrecking the planet? - with pictures and a video - 9 October 2018
"'I feel like we understand what plastic does to the Earth but I had no idea what cotton was capable of'."
+ Video: Stacey Dooley is driven across the seabed, now reduced almost entirely to dust.

(BBC)

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FUR

Is this the end for real fur? - with pictures - 11 October 2018
"How fashion is ditching animal cruelty – in favour of luxury faux fur."

(BBC)

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BRANCEPETH CASTLE

Brancepeth Castle
"For the past 40 years, the owners of Brancepeth Castle have been tackling repairs to address previous neglect. In September 2017 Historic England gave a grant for emergency roofing works and stonework repairs. Alison Hobbs talks about the castle, its restoration and how Historic England have helped."

(YouTube)

 

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WRITING PROMPTS

48 Writing Prompts for Middle School Kids
"These prompts are aimed at middle school students (roughly age 11 – 14) – but younger or older writers might enjoy trying them as well..."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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WHITE HOUSE CEREMONY

New US Supreme Court Justice Takes Part in White House Ceremony - Text + Audio + Pictures - 8 October 2018
"The White House gave Brett Kavanaugh a ceremonial swearing-in to high court service, following his disputed nomination.
Americans remain sharply divided over the appointment just one month before US mid-term elections."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Gates of the Arctics National Park

 

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'Waiting in the Wings' on Broadway

'Waiting in the Wings' on Broadway - Text + Audio + Pictures - 13 October 2018
"Broadway is the heart of American theater. And the English language has several expressions that come from the world of theater.
Read on to learn what "waiting in the wings" means both on stage and off."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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VOCABULARY

More Names of Plants, Food, and Drinks Formed by Folk Etymology
"This post lists words derived from words in other languages as a result of folk etymology,
a process by which speakers adopt the foreign terms after revising them by using existing elements from their native language."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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