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SEPTEMBER 2018 - PART 3 - NEW SITES

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

= BACK TO SCHOOL!

+ SUMMER HOLIDAYS

03 - Labor Day (USA)
07 - Grandparents' Day
08 - World Literacy Day
10 - Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
11 - September 11, 2001 - Patriot Day
13 - Roald Dahl Day
17 - Constitution Day
21 - International Day of Peace
22 - AUTUMN / FALL
22 - World Carfree Day
24 - National Punctuation Day
26 - European Day of Languages
26 - International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
+ Nuclear page
30 - World Maritime Day



17/09/2018


LESSON PLAN

U.S. to spend $2 billion on artificial intelligence weapons (September 12, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The USA is going to spend up to $2 billion on artificial intelligence weapons."

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

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TYPHOON MANGKHUT

Typhoon Mangkhut: Miners and families buried by landslide - with pictures and a video - 17 September 2018
"Rescuers in the Philippines are digging through mud to retrieve bodies buried by a landslide that hit as Typhoon Mangkhut battered the country."
+ Video: Typhoon Mangkhut moved from the Philippines to Hong Kong

+ In pictures: Typhoon lashes Philippines
+ 'We are cowering in fear'

+ How to survive a monster storm
+ What are hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons?

(BBC)

Violent winds, raging water, mudslides: Typhoon Mangkhut’s path of chaos - 17 September 2018
"Hong Kong was hit by heavy wind and rain, causing extensive damage as super Typhoon Mangkhut hurtled by. The transport system was clogged, leaving commuters stranded for hours. In the Philippines, the search continued for villagers feared buried under a landslide while others had been rescued from raging floodwaters. One couple was walking down the aisle when the storm cut power and sent shockwaves through the wedding party."

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AMERICAN NEWS / ELECTIONS

How American news is influencing elections| Power & Politics
"With the U.S. midterms less than two months away, former NBC News executive Betsy Fischer Martin weighs in on mass media's influence on American's voting behaviours."

(YouTube)

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2018

September 11, 2018
"A look at the best news photos from around the world."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

VOA60: September 11, 2018
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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NEW FISH SPECIES

Three New Fish Species Found in Pacific Ocean - Text + Audio + Video - 13 September 2018
"All three species were found in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Chile and Peru. They were deep in the Atacama Trench -- 7,500 meters below the surface."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 
"An exploration to one of the deepest places on earth has captured rare footage
of what is believed to be three new species of the elusive Snailfish."

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ART

The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch as an Online Interactive Adventure
"Do you know the meaning behind all Bosch's fantastic and gruesome figures in the painting?
Put on your headphones and head on over to this online interactive documentary. Either join the audiovisual tour of The Garden of Earthly Delights,
as narrated by Redmond O'Hanlon, or freely explore and click the various icons to read and hear the story behind a particular part of the painting."

(neatorama.com)


"Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights,
the famous triptych oil painting from the late 15th century."

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PLASTIC GARBAGE

Huge Device Aims to Capture Pacific Ocean’s Plastic Garbage - Text + Audio + Pictures - 14 September 2018
"The Ocean Cleanup is the organization that has launched a 600-meter long floating barrier it hopes will collect plastic waste from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

The world may be entering the 'plastic age' because of level of waste, leading academic warns - 13 September 2018
"Professor Dan Parsons, a geologist, said that plastic waste is now so widespread that it will create a new layer in the Earth's crust..."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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TROPICAL STORM FLORENCE

Tropical storm Florence leaves at least 7 dead in Carolinas - 15 September 2018
"Tropical storm Florence has left at least 7 people dead in the Carolinas.
CBC's Ellen Mauro spoke to Wilmington, N.C., resident Greg Dubose about when a tree fell onto his home during the storm..."

(YouTube)

 

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WHAT DO PEOPLE DO EVERY DAY?

Richard Scarry's Classic "What Do People Do All Day?" Updated for the 21st Century by Ruben Bolling
(neatorama.com)

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VOSTOK-2018

Vostok-2018: Russia launches biggest post-Soviet war games – in pictures - 13 September 2018
"Russia’s military exercises in Vostok, the largest since a cold war drill in 1981, involve forces from the country’s central and far east districts
and include 297,000 service personnel, more than 1,000 aircraft, 36,000 tanks and other vehicles plus 80 warships.
Troops from China and Mongolia are also taking part in the exercises, which run from 11-17 September"

(theguardian.com)


The war games are being held by the Russian armed forces and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army

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EBOLA

Ebola: Outbreak in DR Congo claims 90 lives - with pictures - 10 September 2018
"New cases of Ebola in urban areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo show the outbreak is not yet under control."

(BBC)

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BEST GAMES OF 2018

Best games of 2018 | Our guide to the top titles of the year so far - with pictures - 14 September 2018
"The first half of 2018 has provided players with another formidable line-up of top games,
packed with monster hunting hijinks, earnest indie love stories and god-thumping blockbusters.
That is if you can tear yourself away from Fortnite, of course.
We will be keeping an evolving list of the best games for Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC and mobile across the year
-- with many of the best new and upcoming games sure to make the grade
-- so check back regularly for updates and let us know in the comments if any of your favourites demand inclusion.
"
(telegraph.co.uk)

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CANARY WHARF

The peculiar tale of how London's Canary Wharf got its name - with pictures - 13 September 2018
"It is one of London’s busiest areas, but have you ever considered where Canary Wharf got its name?
The answer lies with a Welshman, bananas and an Atlantic archipelago."

(BBC)

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12/09/2018


GAME

Sophie RACAT (Ac. Nancy-Metz) :
"Voici un petit jeu de plateau (PDF) que je ferai avec mes élèves de 4ème SEGPA pour fixer les notions suite à un travail de découverte de l'Ecosse."


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POINTS and PUNCTUATION

Points and Punctuation
"Point and words and compounds containing that root, as well as terms with the element punct- and some similar (and not so similar forms), are all cognate,
deriving from the Latin verb pungere, meaning “prick” or “stab.” Such words are listed and defined in this post."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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SCIFI

U.F.Oh Yeah (Sci-fi short film)
(YouTube)

 

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50 PEOPLE FROM 50 STATES

50 People from 50 States: Is It Crawfish, Crayfish or Crawdad? | Culturally Speaking
"In this episode of 'Culturally Speaking', 50 people from 50 states in America debate what to call a small, freshwater lobster."

(YouTube)

 

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OBAMA

Obama rebukes politics of Trump in speech ahead of midterm elections (1:05:59) - 7 September 2018
"Former U.S. president Barack Obama said Friday his successor, Donald Trump, is a "symptom, not the cause" of division and polarization in the U.S."

(YouTube)

 

'Donald Trump is a symptom, not a cause': Obama urges big turnout for midterms – video (summary) - 7 September 2018
(theguardian.com)

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Let's Learn English - Level 1

Lesson 2: Hello, I'm Anna! - videos + audio + worksheet + quiz
"Let's Learn English is a 52-lesson course for beginning English learners. This week, Anna meets some new friends."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

  

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Let's Learn English - Level 2

Lesson 2: The Interview + Audio + Video + Quiz
+ Download the VOA Learning English Word Book for a dictionary of the words we use on this website.
"Ms. Weaver asks Anna to team up with a person who is different from her. Who will she find?"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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9/11

United States marks 9/11 attack anniversary - 11 September 2018
"Thousands gathered at the World Trade Center in New York Tuesday to remember the lives lost in the September 11 attack 17 years ago. Memorials were also held at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and in Pennsylvania, where President Donald Trump paid tribute to the passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 who died during the attack."

(YouTube)

 

9/11 survivor Janice Brooks speaks to students born after attack - VIDEO - 11 September 2018
"Janice Brooks, from London, was among those who survived the attack on the World Trade Center 17 years ago.
She has been sharing her story with school children to make sure generations learn from what happened.
A total of 2,977 people were killed in the attacks, which also targeted the Pentagon and a plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania."

(BBC)

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GENDER EQUALITY

Justin Trudeau and IMF’s Christine Lagarde on gender equality at Women in the World summit - 10 September 2018
"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the International Monetary Fund's Christine Lagarde speak on gender equality at the Women in the World Canada summit,
in a discussion moderated by journalist Katie Couric."

(YouTube)

 

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BREAKFAST

Breakfast Around the World + Pictures + Text + Audio + Quiz - 10 September 2018
"Breakfast is the first meal of the day. Some people love it! They look forward to breaking their nighttime fast with a big meal. Others may like to eat something small.
For those who skip breakfast all together – this article might not be for you!"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


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Great Smoky National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park "straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee."
(nps.gov)

 

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'FEAR'

Bob Woodward Explains Explosive Ending Of His Trump Book ‘Fear’ - with 4 videos - 10 September 2018
“Fear” has an unforgettable final page, according to “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert.

(huffingtonpost.com)


Colbert To Bob Woodward: What Do You Fear Most?

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NIKE PRODUCTS

Mayor Bans City’s Recreation Facilities From Buying Nike Products - 10 September 2018
"The Louisiana mayor issued the order days after Nike hired former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick for its advertising."

(huffingtonpost.com)

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THE OCEAN CLEANUP

THE OCEAN CLEANUP
OVER 5 TRILLION PIECES OF PLASTIC CURRENTLY LITTER THE OCEAN
"Trash accumulates in 5 ocean garbage patches, the largest one being the Great Pacific Garbage Patch,
located between Hawaii and California. If left to circulate, the plastic will impact our ecosystems, health and economies.
Solving it requires a combination of closing the source, and cleaning up what has already accumulated in the ocean."

+ ROAD TO THE CLEANUP
+ TECHNOLOGY
"The Ocean Cleanup develops advanced technologies to rid the world's oceans of plastic.
A full-scale deployment of our systems is estimated to clean up 50 % of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 5 years."

Learn more
(theoceancleanup.com)

 
The Ocean Cleanup System 001 Launch LIVE

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LIFE ON MARS

Life on Mars: British scientists launch daring space mission to bring back samples of Martian soil - with pictures - 7 September 2018
"British scientists are launching a daring mission to Mars to bring back samples of Martian soil which could prove that life once existed on the Red Planet.
In 2020, Nasa’s new rover will land on Mars and begin drilling down into the surface for core samples."

(telegraph.co.uk)


"Nasa's Mars2020 rover is the first to be equipped with a drill to take samples of the surface." 

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« RUNAWAY ICEBERG »

First Video of Antarctica's Massive Larsen C Iceberg - 13 February 2018
"The British Antarctic Survey has released the first-ever video footage of iceberg A-68."

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MIGRANTS

Migrant crisis: Scores drown off Libyan coast - 11 September 2018
"More than 100 migrants died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coastline earlier this month, an aid agency says...
The 276 survivors were eventually taken to the Libyan port city of Khoms, around 100 km (62 miles) to the south-east of the capital Tripoli.
MSF says the group is now being held in "arbitrary detention"...
Over 1,500 migrants have died while attempting to cross the Mediterranean so far this year, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM)."

+ Why is Libya so lawless?
+ How Libya holds the key to solving Europe's migration crisis
+ 'Used as a slave' in a Libyan detention centre

(BBC)

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GLOBAL HUNGER

Global hunger increasing, UN warns - 11 September 2018
"The number of people suffering from hunger has increased during the past three years, after years of decline, a UN report suggests."

(BBC)

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AIR POLLUTION

Air pollution is 'biggest environmental health risk' in Europe - 11 September 2018
"Governments are failing to tackle the crisis that causes 1,000 early deaths a day, says damning EU report"

(theguardian.com)

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