Watch The 2016 Super Bowl Commercials
"Here’s a list of advertisers and a roundup of the ads you’ll see in Sunday’s game.
There are lots more to come. We’ll keep updating as new ads are released before and during the game."
Davos Explores World's Pressing Issues - Text + Audio - 24 January 2016
"World leaders, businessmen and activists meet in Switzerland to discuss economic and other pressing issues.
This year, oil prices and China’s economic slowdown raised concerns. Technology is always a major subject,
but delegates also spoke about inequality and concerns about refugees."
Nearly 700 Sick Animals Rescued From Shelter- Text + Audio + Video - 2 February 2016
"Close to 700 dogs, cats, horses and pigs were rescued from a shelter in North Carolina.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is working with North Carolina to remove and rehab the animals."
Zika virus could affect 4 million people (February 02, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The World Health Organisation has warned that the Zika virus outbreak in Latin America could turn into a global pandemic."
Shakespeare and comedy - a lesson
"This lesson provides students with an introduction to the features of Shakespearean comedy, highlighting the similarities
between what contemporary audiences find funny and Shakespeare’s humour." Level: B2+
Time: 90 minutes
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Animation + Activities + Games
"What will happen to Demetrius, Hermia, Lysander and Helena in the fairy forest? Watch and find out!
A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of our 'Shakespeare Lives' videos, which tell the stories of some of William Shakespeare's most famous plays."
William Shakespeare - Animation + Activities + Games
"Do you know how many plays Shakespeare wrote? Watch and find out!
William Shakespeare is one of our 'Shakespeare Lives' videos, about his life and some of his most famous plays."
Online safety for teenagers - a lesson
"This lesson addresses the topic of online safety in a motivating way, allowing students to discuss issues, share their opinions and ideas
and then do some online activities to finish the lesson or as a homework task." Time: 50-60 minutes
Online safety - a quiz
"Do you know how to keep you and your friends safe online? Try this quiz and see how much you really know about online safety."
Trending Today: Puppy Bowl- Text + Audio - 3 February 2016
"There are two big games on Sunday: the Super Bowl, and the Puppy Bowl.
On Wednesday, Animal Planet announced the starting lineup for the 2016 Puppy Bowl. Fifty puppies will “play” in the game.
They are from animal shelters, and are available for adoption. Each one is in need of a good home."
Story of 1831 Slave Rebellion Holds Message for Today- Text + Audio + Video - 3 February 2016
"The new movie, “The Birth of a Nation,” was a long time in creation. The film created a buzz at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
It tells the story of Nat Turner, a slave who grew up to lead a rebellion in the state of Virginia in 1831."
US election 2016: How does it all work? - Article + Video - 25 January 2016
"In January 2017, the most powerful nation on earth will have a new leader, after a drawn out and expensive campaign
- but how does a US presidential election work?"
On to New Hampshire for US Presidential Candidates - Text + Audio - 3 February 2016
"Iowa voters surprised political experts this week.
Most Republican Party voters expressed support for one of three candidates: Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio.
No Democratic candidate won a clear majority. The near tie between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders signals a long contest ahead."
Cruz Over Trump, While Dems in Dead Heat- Text + Audio - 2 February 2016
"The Iowa vote finished with Ted Cruz as the leader in the Republican primary caucus race.
Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were only slightly apart when the polling was counted after midnight.
The Iowa caucus, or primary, is the first in the U.S. for a final election in November."
US Election 2016 explained - VIDEO - 2 February 2016
"The primaries, caucus states, conventions and the electoral college system explained in our handy guide to the 2016 US presidential election."
"There are plenty of Republican candidates running in the primaries,
while Hillary Clinton dominates the Democrats."
US election 2016: Three things Ted Cruz says - VIDEO - 29 January 2016
"If you've been unable to make to Iowa to see Ted Cruz in person, don't worry, we've got you covered.
As part of our Three Things They Say series, here's a 60-second summary of the Republican candidate's stump speech."
La 16ème édition du colloque Cyber-Langues 2016 se joint cette année à l’université d’été Ludovia.
Le colloque se tiendra du mercredi 24 août au vendredi 26 août 2016 à Ax-les-Thermes (Ariège).
Le thème retenu pour cette 16ème édition est "Espace langue, espace temps".
Vous disposez jusqu’au 1er mars 2016 pour proposer une communication
sous forme d’atelier, de conférence ou de compte-rendu d’expérience.
Toutes les précisions relatives à l’appel à communication 2016
ainsi que le formulaire de proposition de communication sont en ligne sur notre site. http://www.cyber-langues.fr/
Wages for Women Lag Years Behind Men - Text + Audio - 1 February 2016
"Women are making progress, but they are still not making as much as men, according to a World Economic Forum report.
Based on current trends, it will take women 126 years to win wage equality, the report’s authors say.
The most equity occurs in Northern European nations."
WHO Declares Zika a Global Health Emergency- Text + Audio - 1 February 2016
"On Monday, the World Health Organization declared that the spread of the Zika virus is a global health emergency.
The mosquito-borne virus is spreading through the Americas at a worrying rate. There is no treatment for Zika. And a vaccine may be years away."
Alexander Hamilton: Father of American Banking- Text + Audio - 1 February 2016
"Alexander Hamilton was not a president, but he was a famous early U.S. leader.
Americans know him as the creator of the national bank, the face (for now) on the $10 bill and as a modern star on Broadway.
His death is also one of the most celebrated stories in U.S. history."
Forced to fish: Slavery on Thailand's trawlers - 23 January 2014
"Thailand is the third largest exporter of seafood in the world, supplying supermarkets in Europe and America, but it's accused of crewing fishing boats
with Burmese and Cambodian men who've been sold and forced to work as slaves."
The Paper Kites - Bloom
The lyrics are below the video on YouTube.
"Shall I write it in a letter?
Shall I try to get it down?
Oh you fill my head with pieces
Of a song I can't get out Can I be close to you..."
Creep - Vintage Postmodern Jukebox Radiohead Cover ft. Haley Reinhart
"One of the highlights of our recent European tour was Haley Reinhart's masterful interpretation of our vintage arrangement of Radiohead's "Creep"
(originally performed on this channel by the amazing Karen Marie). I enjoyed it so much that I brought Haley into a studio in Zurich on our day off to record it.
If you haven't heard Haley sing this before, get ready for a truly remarkable performance. Oh yeah- and this was the very first take."
Unemployed, Myanmar’s Elephants Grow Antsy, and Heavier- Video + Slide show- 30 January 2016
"Now the future of the 5,500 or so wrinkled pachyderms in captivity is a major preoccupation for the government officials who oversee them."
Thanks to Sophie Bonfils (Ac. Lyon)
The Oregon Trail - a worksheet (docx) created by Katie Jourdan (Ac. Versailles):
"Voici une fiche pour travailler sur le documentaire The Oregon Trail and The Donner Party disponible sur youtube.
Je ne travaille que les 3 premières minutes car je préfère éviter la partie où ils expliquent que la famille Donner est tombée dans le canibalisme pour survivre." - Niveau 2nde
The present - a lesson plan
"This ELT lesson plan is designed around a moving short film byJacob Frey titled The Present and the theme of teenagers.
Students practice adjectives related to character and teenagers, watch the start of a short film, write a narrative and discuss the film." Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) –Intermediate (B1)<
Time: 90 minutes Topic: Teenagers and disability
Despicable Me 2: Intonation Practice - a lesson
"Inspired by The British Council definitions of intonation. This activity is for the teachers to boost and foster the teaching of intonation in their lessons..." (moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)
Soar- a lesson plan
"This ELT lesson plan is designed around a delightful short film by Alyce Tzue titled Soar, and the theme of flying.
Students listen to a description of a scene, visualise it, predict what is going to happen next, write a narrative, watch a short film and discuss it." Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) – Upper Intermediate (B1)
Time: 90 minutes
Language: Vocabulary related to flying and planes, and present simple
Taking Pictures - a lesson plan
"This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film by Simon Taylor titled Taking Pictures and the theme of photos.
Students learn and practise vocabulary related to photos, describe a photo, listen to a description of a photo, and talk about photos." Language level: Elementary (A1) –Pre-intermediate (A2)
Time: 60 minutes
Language: Present continuous and vocabulary related to photos
These Models Make Money with Hands, Feet - Text + Audio + Video - 24 January 2016
"Famous models are known for their beautiful faces and figures.
But there is another specialized area of modeling, where feet, hands, earlobes, eyes, lips and hair are the best features."
Tough Guy challenge 2016 – in pictures - 1 February 2016
"The annual event, which started in 1987, raises money for charity and challenges thousands of international competitors
with a cross-country run followed by an assault course of obstacles including water, fire and tunnels."
US election 2016: Do Brits or Americans understand terms? - 1 February 2016
"As the race to become US president gathers pace, politicians and commentators are increasingly using certain terms and phrases.
But do people really understand what words such as caucus and ticket mean?
BBC News asked people in London to give their answers, and then tested New Yorkers on whether they could explain."
Migrants Cower as Raids Target Illegal Immigrants - Text + Audio + Video - 31January 2016
"An 8-year-old girl describes what it was like when federal agents entered her home looking for illegal immigrants.
She said the agents searched her home, but did not find a family member hiding in a bedroom with her three boys."