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22/11/2017

CELEBRATIONS in NOVEMBER

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


05 - Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes Day)
08 - International Tongue Twister Day
12 - 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
23 - Thanksgiving
24 - Black Friday
24 - Buy Nothing Day
25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
30 - Saint Andrew's Day

 


THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY

The British Royal Family
- Activities created (in 2017) by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)

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THANKSGIVING

16 Fun Facts About the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
(mentalfloss.com)

10 Filling Facts About A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
(mentalfloss.com)

What Is the History of the Presidential Turkey Pardon? - Text + Audio - 21 November 2017
"Every year, at a ceremony at the White House, the American president "pardons" a turkey. Stories on the origins of the presidential turkey "pardon" are numerous. Edward Lengel, a historian, notes that Kennedy was the first president to give an official pardon."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

'That's a big bird', watch Trump pardon Thanksgiving turkey - with pictures and a video - 21 November 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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BLACK FRIDAY

How Much Do You Know About Black Friday Shopping? - with a quiz
(mentalfloss.com)

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Charles MANSON

Charles Manson, Leader of Murderous Cult, Dies - Text + Audio + Pictures - 20 November 2017
"Infamous prisoner Charles Manson died Sunday at 83.
He was the former leader of led a cult who persuaded his followers to carry out murders of powerful people in the Los Angeles area in 1969."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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NORTH KOREA

US Renews State Terror Declaration for North Korea - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 21 November 2017
"The United States has re-declared North Korea a state supporter of terrorism and is preparing new sanctions to pressure Pyongyang.
The U.S. decision was welcomed by South Korea and Japan as a way to put more pressure on North Korea."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

North Korea Slowly Goes Online - Text + Audio + Pictures - 19 November 2017
"North Korea is still among the least internet-friendly countries on Earth. For most citizens, having a connection to the World Wide Web is unimaginable.
Hardly anyone has a personal computer or an email address that is not shared."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Gerald FORD

Gerald Ford: Unelected - Text + Audio + Pictures + 2 Videos (One of them is slower) + Listening test
"Many historians have described Ford as a good man facing a difficult situation.
He tried to fix a troubled economy, end United States' involvement in Vietnam, and show people that the U.S. government could continue to operate after a crisis."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Scientists: CO2 Levels Will Rise This Year - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 19 November 2017
"A new report predicts world emissions of carbon dioxide will increase by two percent this year. The report was released as nearly 200 nations gathered in Bonn, Germany to discuss the Paris Agreement on climate change. The goal is to limit a slow warming in Earth’s atmosphere."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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OBESITY

10-year-old children now so fat they need hip replacements, figures show - 19 November 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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BRITISH WEEKEND

A very British weekend - 17 November 2017
(BBC)

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THE QUEEN and PRINCE PHILIP

UK Queen celebrates 70th wedding anniversary (November 22, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The United Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 70th wedding anniversary on Monday."

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

Queen and Prince Philip portraits released to mark 70th anniversary - 20 November 2017
"First British monarch to celebrate platinum wedding anniversary is pictured with her husband at Windsor Castle."

(theguardian.com)

 

The Queen and Prince Philip: one of the nation's greatest love stories - 20 November 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

The story behind the Queen's wedding dress – and how it still sets bridal trends today - 20 November 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

'To have fallen in love makes the world’s troubles seem small': The Queen and Prince Philip's marriage in their own words - 20 November 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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HAMLEYS PARADE

Hamleys Christmas toy parade – in pictures - 19 November 2017
"Regent Street in central London is lined with people watching the annual Hamleys toy parade,
featuring a marching cast of children’s characters, entertainers, elves, bands, floats and flying balloons."

(theguardian.com)

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REFUGEES

Rohingya Muslims suffered under 'apartheid' regime for years before brutal crackdown, Amnesty claims - 21 November 2017
+ Video: Aung San Suu Kyi: Rohingya crisis cannot be solved 'overnight'
+ Video: Roland Oliphant: The scale of the Rohingya crisis 'is mindblowing'

(telegraph.co.uk)

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PLASTIC POLLUTION

Blue Planet 2: How plastic is slowly killing our sea creatures, fish and birds - 19 November 2017
"The people behind Blue Planet 2 say there was rarely a time when they were filming that they didn't come across plastic in the sea."

(BBC)

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KILLER ROBOTS

How real is the threat of killer robots? - VIDEO - 17 November 2017
"As robots become more advanced everyday and learn to think for themselves, we ask Noel Sharkey a professor in AI and Robotics,
about the threat of killer robots."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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FOOD

The surprising ingredients behind common foods - with a VIDEO - 17 November 2017
"Some of our daily staples are made of strange things that enhance their taste or their looks, or make them cost-effective."

(BBC)

Free nutrition games
Nutrition and Fitness Kids Individual Activities and Group Activities and Games

Kids Group Nutrition Activities Printables
(nourishinteractive.com)

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ASTEROID

First-known interstellar visitor is a bizarre, cigar-shaped asteroid - 20 November 2017
"Over a 7.3-hour period, the amount of light ‘Oumuamua reflects changes by a factor of over 2.5."
(arstechnica.com)

 

The first 'alien' comet up close: NASA reveals historic visitor from another solar system is shaped like a CIGAR - with a video - 20 November 2017
"The asteroid, named 'Oumuamua by its discoverers, is up to one-quarter mile (400 meters) long and highly-elongated - perhaps 10 times as long as it is wide."

(dailymail.co.uk)

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ART

The most beautiful Art Deco swimming pools - with pictures - 20 November 2017
"There is something uniquely refreshing and indulgent about bathing in the faded grandeur of an Art Deco swimming pool. BBC Designed shows you the world’s best."

(BBC)

Ruined temples and forgotten places: historic photographer of the year – in pictures - 21 November 2017
"The first historic photographer of the year awards showcase the world’s very best historic places and cultural sites from across the globe, capturing everything
from the most famous national treasures to obscure and forgotten hidden gems. Here, the photographers tell the stories behind their pictures."

(theguardian.com)

Street art in Medellín, Colombia – in pictures - 21 November 2017
"Photographer Juancho Torres tours the streets of Comuna 13 in the once notorious city, capturing the graffiti and murals that adorn buildings and walls."

(theguardian.com)

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KOALAS

24 Facts about Koalas - mental_floss List Show Ep. 522
"This week, John tells you about everyone's favorite marsupial, the koala!"

(YouTube)

 

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