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WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

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29/03/2017


LESSON PLANS

Tattoos
Lexical area: Tattoo designs and body parts
"In this lesson for teens at B1 / B2 level, students will talk about their attitudes towards tattoos,
read a text about the growing popularity of tattooing in the UK, design a tattoo for somebody
and take part in a role play about a tattoo dilemma."

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

Laptop ban goes into effect in certain countries (March 29, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A number of airports in the Middle East have started implementing the ban on taking laptop computers on board planes."
Try the same news story at these easier levels: Laptop Ban - Level 4  or  Laptop Ban - 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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TIGERS

New population of rare tigers found in eastern Thailand - 28 March 2017
"A new breeding population of the critically endangered Indochinese tiger has been found in a national park in eastern Thailand, conservationists say."
+ World tiger numbers show increase
+ Hunting Thailand's farm tiger traffickers

(BBC)

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TRUMP

Trump climate: Challenges loom after Obama policies scrapped - 29 March 2017
"Opponents of President Donald Trump's decision to scrap his predecessor's climate change policies say
they will organise a public campaign and pursue legal avenues to challenge it."

+ How much has Trump achieved so far?
+ Jobs for the lawyers - BBC's Matt McGrath
+ World v Trump on global climate deal?

+ VIDEO: Can coal make a comeback under Trump?
+ VIDEO: US President Trump vowed to cancel "job-killing regulations"
(BBC)

Trump moves to dismantle Obama's climate legacy with executive order - 28 March 2017
"Environmentalists decry ‘embarrassing’ order to review Obama’s clean power plan and other regulations,
as White House claims victory for coal industry."

(theguardian.com)

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FBI

FBI Has Long History Investigating US Presidents - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 29 March 2017
"In the past, federal investigators considered criminal charges against U.S. presidents, including Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ART

Art Dubai offers neutral haven for artists' expression - with pictures - 28 March 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

How Britain fell in love with Australia's haunting heroes - with pictures - 27 March 2017
"The artist Sidney Nolan painted desert adventurers and shipwrecked travellers, but in the end, it was an Australian outlaw who catapulted him to fame..."

(BBC)

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RSPCA

RSPCA animal cruelty caseload rises to almost 150,000 investigations - 29 March 2017
"Calls to cruelty hotline rose by nearly 5% in 2016, but charity says increase reflects more sharing of abuse footage on social media."

(theguardian.com)

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UK

Brexit Day: Britain delivers Article 50 to the EU, in pictures (15) + Videos - 29 March 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

In full - Read Theresa May's Article 50 Brexit letter - 29 March 2017
"Theresa May has officially triggered Article 50 with a letter informing the European Council of Britain's intention to leave the European Union.
Read here in full, the six-page letter which launches two years of Brexit negotiations."

(telegraph.co.uk)

100 reasons to embrace Brexit - VIDEO (01:48)
(telegraph.co.uk)

EU response to letter - Britain will have to stay until 2022, EU politicians tell Theresa May - 29 March 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

How cartoonists around the world reacted to Article 50 and 'Brexit Day' - 29 March 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

What happens after article 50 is triggered? – video explainer (2:12) - 29 March 2017
"Theresa May is expected to formally begin the process of the UK’s exit from the EU by triggering the article 50 clause on Wednesday. So what comes next? The Brexit negotiations will last at least two years and will cover Britain’s share of its budget commitments, border and trade arrangements,
citizens’ rights and much more."

(theguardian.com)

 

 

The difference 44 years make: how the UK press said goodbye to Europe - with front pages - 29 March 2017
"Theresa May’s imminent triggering of article 50 produced the inevitable crop of bad puns – but little in the way of regret."

(theguardian.com)

The new £1 coin explained in one minute – video report
"The old £1 coin is being phased out for a new bimetallic 12-sided coin that’s more difficult to forge, and even has a ‘hidden security feature’.
The old round pounds can still be spent in shops until 15 October. After that they will have to be exchanged at a bank or building society."

+ Britain’s new £1 suffers teething problems – business live
+ Quids in: why it’s time to get rid of your £1 coins

(theguardian.com)

 

 

On this day in 1461: The Battle of Towton, one of bloodiest on English soil, ends in victory and coronation for Edward IV - 29 March 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)


Edward IV was crowned after the battle

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NUCLEAR

Explainer: Nuclear Stockpiles
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

How artificial intelligence has evolved over time - 29 March 2017
"We examine how artificial intelligence has evolved over time and will continue to grow technology improves – from computer scientist John McCarthy first making reference to A.I in 1956 to virtual assistants on our smartphones emerging in 2011, the future looks exciting with A.I."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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HEISTS

The seven greatest real-life heists of all time
"From old East End villains coming back together for one last job to Butch Cassidy blowing up a Wild West train,
and Colonel Blood robbing the Crown Jewels, we look at the most sensational real-life heists ever."

(telegraph.co.uk)


Trained thieves: members of the Wilcox Train Robbery gang

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CELEBRITY TRIALS

Celebrity trials: stars who have appeared in court, in pictures (23) - 29 March 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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28/03/2017


LESSON

Travail sur les Inuits
Un travail de Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges) conçu avec Caroline Agnola (Ac. Limoges).
Lors d'une introduction culturelle sur le Canada et après une séance sur les superlatifs,
nous proposons une découverte des Inuits par l'intermédiaire d'un document écrit et d'une vidéo de la BBC.
Ce travail fait l'objet d'une unique séance.
Il est disponible ici : http://englishnexon.e-monsite.com/pages/for-teachers-only/niveau-4eme.html



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EARTH HOUR

Earth Hour switches lights off around the world - 26 March 2017
"Major landmarks around the world have been turning out their lights to mark Earth Hour, an event that draws attention to climate change."

(BBC)

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MIGRANTS

The migrants 'trapped' on a Greek island - VIDEO
(BBC)

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ISIS

Syria fighters take control of IS-held airbase near Raqqa - 27 March 2017
"A US-backed force of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters has taken control of an Islamic State-held airbase
west of the jihadist group's stronghold of Raqqa."

(BBC)

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DOGS

Dogs rescued from slaughter house - VIDEO
"Forty-six dogs were flown to New York from South Korea after being rescued at a farm where they were to be slaughtered
for human consumption, animal advocates said on Sunday."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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TRUMP

Trump Looks for Win after Healthcare Failure - Text + Audio - 27 March 2017
"President Donald Trump suffered an early defeat in his presidency -- the loss of a bill to carry out his promise to repeal and replace “Obamacare."
He had promised something “much better.”

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BILLIONAIRES

Forbes’ Yearly Billionaires List Hits Record High - Text + Audio - 27 March 2017
"There are 2043 billionaires in the world today, says Forbes magazine. The three richest are Americans. And one of them is only 32 years old."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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POLLUTION

WHO: Environmental Pollution Kills Millions of Children Every Year - Text + Audio - 27 March 2017
"Breathing pollutants in childhood can lead to increased risk of chronic respiratory diseases or other health problems later in life."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US PRESIDENT

John Quincy Adams: Great Diplomat, Poor Politician - Text + Audio + Video
"Today we are talking about John Quincy Adams. Does his name sound familiar?
John Quincy Adams, the sixth president, was the son of John Adams, the second president."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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JESUS

After Months of Repairs, Burial Place of Jesus Reopens - Text + Audio + Pictures - 25 March 2017
"A team of scientists and workers has completed repairs on what is said to be the burial place of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem’s Old City.
  It was the first time that workers have repaired the religious shrine since 1810."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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POE

'William Wilson,' by Edgar Allan Poe, Part Three - Text + Audio + Video
"There are many ways a person can do harm to someone else. Some types of harm are more dangerous than others.
But they are always damaging in some way. Find out what happens to one young man who does not care
how he harms others in this classic American story by Edgar Allan Poe."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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EASTER

Bet You Didn't Know: Easter Traditions (3min) - VIDEO
"How did Easter traditions like the Easter bunny and egg hunts become part of the holiday celebration?"

(history.com)

Easter Fun - a worksheet
"This worksheet is about Easter and how it is celebrated in England and in France. There are five activities : reading, vocabulary practice with a matching activity, grammar practice with two exercises about prepositions of place, a wordsearch and finally students can listen to the English nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty and number the lines as they hear them."
(busyteacher.org)

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BEAUTY

Beauty Pressure
(YouTube)

 

 

A Dove film - Girl's self-esteem
"This short film shows the way a girl's sel-esteem can be influenced by friends and parents."

(YouTube)

 

 

You're More Beautiful than You Think - Dove Campaign
"Dove exemplifies the power of video marketing to share their message, their vision and brand awareness."

(YouTube)

 

 

Dove evolution
(YouTube)

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