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29/09/2014


HOW ? / NUMBERS / THE BRITISH ISLES

The British Isles (How questions and numbers)
"All the answers you need for the game are
on the map. Play alone or with a friend."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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28/09/2014

 

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BASKETBALL

 


CARTOONS SUPERSTITIONS
CINEMA VIDEOS
CONVERSATION QUESTIONS VOCABULARY
FACTS WEBQUESTS
PICTURES  

 

 

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FOOTBALL / SOCCER



ACTIVITIES TO PRINT LISTENING THE 2014 SOCCER WORLD CUP IN BRAZIL
CARTOONS MASCOTS THE SUPER BOWL
CINEMA PICTURES VIDEOS
CONVERSATION QUESTIONS POSTERS VOCABULARY
FACTS SONGS WEBQUESTS
INTERACTIVE GAMES STORIES  
LESSON PLANS SUPERSTITIONS and RITUALS  

 

 

26/09/2014


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RUGBY

  CARTOONS   RITUALS
  CINEMA   SONGS
  INTERACTIVE GAMES   The 2011 Rugby World Cup
  INTRODUCTION   VIDEOS
  LESSON PLANS   VOCABULARY
  LISTENING   WEBQUESTS

 

 


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EXTREME SPORTS

CARTOONS LESSON PLANS
CINEMA VIDEOS
EXAMPLES WEBQUESTS
INTRODUCTION  


 

25/09/2014


DEATH

How Will You Die?
(YouTube)

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CRICKET


CINEMA and TELEVISION POETRY
FICTION VIDEOS
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES VOCABULARY
INTRODUCTION WEBQUESTS

 


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BASEBALL

ACTIVITIES TO PRINT LISTENING
CARTOONS and COMICS PICTURES
CINEMA POEMS
CONVERSATION QUESTIONS SUPERSTITIONS / RITUALS
FACTS VIDEOS
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES VOCABULARY
INTRODUCTION WEBQUESTS
LESSON PLANS  

 


DISCIPLINE

September 2014 - Unruly pupils spoil it all
"Headteachers too soft on unruly pupils, says Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw Richard Adams (The Guardian)"
(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

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SONG

Colbie Caillat - Try (YouTube) + LYRICS :
"Put your make up on
Get your nails done
Curl your hair
Run the extra mile
Keep it slim
So they like you. Do they like you?...

Take your make up off
Let your hair down
Take a breath
Look into the mirror, at yourself
Don't you like you?
Cause I like you"

(azlyrics.com)

 

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Thanks to Marie Rustin (Ac. Dijon)

 


GRAPHIC NOVELS

Graphic novels

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POVERTY

Interactive: “Global Poverty Map”
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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24/09/2014


WOMEN

Portrayal of women in video games
"The portrayal of men and women in video games, as in other media, is a subject of research in gender studies.
While 48% of all game players are women,[1] men are featured much more often in games than women.[2] 
The way men and women are portrayed in games often reflects gender roles or popular stereotypes,
such as that of the damsel in distress for women."

(Wikipedia)


Women in comics

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SPORTS

X Games - Channel
(YouTube)

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Thanks to Blandine Baulard (Ac. Reims)

 


SCHOOL

A day in the life of a middle schooler (in the USA)
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Marion Méranger-Galtier (Ac. Orléans-Tours)

 


CHILD LABOUR

MADE IN THE USA: Child Labor & Tobacco
"Child labor is common on tobacco farms in the United States, where children are exposed to nicotine, toxic pesticides, and other dangers..."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Dorcas PERES (Ac. Aix-Marseille)

 


GUNS

Dear Mom and Dad - get to work saving my life!
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Fabienne Gosselin (Ac. Amiens)

 


GREETINGS / GESTURES

Gestures Used in Greetings - Video
"Dr. Jill talks about the gestures we use when we greet people in different countries."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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NEIGHBOURS / NOISE / CRIME

Police, Citizens Work to Create Safer Neighborhoods - Text + Video + Audio
"American police are using “community policing” to both fight crime and improve relations with citizens in many areas."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Noisy neighbours biggest problem (September 18, 2014) - a lesson with audio
"A new report says that a quarter of people in Britain have had problems with their neighbours in the past year."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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MUSIC

What Type of Music Do You Like? - a video
"Music is an important part of the lives of many people. Let’s learn about the type of music people enjoy from around the world."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CLASSROOM ACTIONS

Learning the vocabulary for classroom actions
"Each item has a number, the vocabulary for each one is underneath the picture."
(easypacelearning.com)

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WEATHER

Different types of weather vocabulary list with pictures - English lesson
(easypacelearning.com)

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ART

Street Artists Add Color to Washington, DC Buildings - Text + Audio + Video
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

Capturing great artists in their element
(BBC)

 

Street-art with Disney !
(blog-disney.net)


La peinture américaine
"C’est à la fin du XIXe siècle que les peintres américains s’affranchissent du modèle européen, avec notamment les deux « pères fondateurs »
que sont Winslow Homer et Thomas Eakins. Ce dernier donne à l’art américain une impulsion majeure, qui ne cessera de l’animer, de l’Ashcan School au pop art : celle du réalisme. Cette veine ne doit cependant pas occulter le courant abstrait, qui connut son heure de gloire dans les années 1950 avec l’École de New York et contribua à imposer la peinture des États-Unis sur la scène internationale."

A1-A2 (Primaire-6e) : Dessine-moi un visage
A2-B1 (Collège) : Le réalisme américain avec Edward Hopper
B1-B2 (Lycée) : Andy Warhol, icône du mouvement pop art

(CNDP)

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AUDIO-LINGUA

** Alice : the British Commonwealth ** - par  Alice (Devon, UK) - 21 septembre 2014
"The Queen of England is still the head of state of numerous countries all over the world."
http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article4028


** Alice : Australia and New Zealand ** - par  Alice (Devon, UK) - 21 septembre 2014
"Alice talks about Australia and New Zealand which are part of the Commonwealth and where part of her family has emigrated to."
http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article4029

** Paul : baseball ** - par  Paul (Michigan, USA) - 18 septembre 2014
"Paul explains the rules of a very popular sport in the USA : baseball."
http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article3992

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EBOLA

Ebola death rates 70% - WHO study - 23 September 2014
"New figures suggest 70% of those infected with Ebola in West Africa have died, higher than previously reported,
says the World Health Organization."

(BBC)


 

Ebola outbreak: Guinea health team killed - 19 September 2014
"Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers using machetes and clubs in Guinea, officials say."
(BBC)

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TATTOOS

The history of tattoos - Addison Anderson (YouTube)
"If you have a tattoo, you’re part of a rich cultural history that dates back at least 8,000 years.
Where did this practice of body modification come from, and how has its function changed over time?
Addison Anderson tracks the history of getting inked.

- with a lesson (ed.ted.com)

 

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FOOD

Video:What Is a British Full Breakfast?
"Ever wondered what a full English breakfast is? Watch this video from About.com to learn all about the British full breakfast and what it entails."
See Transcript

(video.about.com)


16 School Lunches From Around The World
(buzzfeed.com)

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BRITISHNESS

Viewpoint: What now for Britishness?
"Despite the No vote in Scotland's referendum, there are still questions to be resolved about British identity, writes Richard Weight."

(BBC)

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STEREOTYPES

Where are you From?
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Muriel O'Mahony (Ac. Montpellier)

 


FOR and SINCE

Infographic: for and since with present perfect
(teachthemenglish.com)

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23/09/2014


TV

Could you give up TV for one day a week? Which one? - 23 September 2014
"Health experts advise that giving up television one day out of every seven would be beneficial to our waistlines.
But which day should you choose?"

(theguardian.com)

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Thanks to Gaëlle Lantin (Ac. La Réunion)

 


BREAK-IN at the WHITE HOUSE

Secret Service officers struggle behind the scenes - 23 September 2014
"The break-in at the White House makes the US Secret Service look terrible.
It also sheds light on an agency that operates largely behind the scenes."

(BBC)



White House intruder 'had ammo and a machete in his car' - Article + Video - 22 September 2014
"The man who broke into the White House on Friday evening had 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete
and two hatchets in his car, authorities have said."

(BBC)

White House security stepped up after intrusions - 21 September 2014
"The US Secret Service says it has stepped up security at the White House
and launched a "comprehensive review" of procedures there after two attempted breaches in 24 hours."

(BBC)

Video captures White House intruder - a video - 20 September 2014
+ White House staff evacuated as intruder seen in grounds - Article + Video
(BBC)

Second Security Breach at White House
"A man who jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North Portico doors
was carrying a folding knife in his pants pocket, according to a Secret Service affidavit filed Saturday.
On Saturday, in the second security incident at the White House in as many days,
an individual failed to stop at the entrance to the White House complex while driving his vehicle."

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SCOTLAND

Scotland rejects independence from U.K. (September 20, 2014) - a lesson plan with audio
"Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after rejecting independence in a historic vote on Thursday."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Pictures: How the world reported Scotland No vote at the referendum - 19 September 2014
(metro.co.uk)

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Thanks to Nelle Baertsoen (Belgique)

 


WB YEATS

Yeats 2015: Fund celebrates poet's 150th anniversary
"The Irish government has allocated 500,000 euros to celebrate the work of poet and Nobel Laureate WB Yeats.
Next year has been designated Yeats 2015 by the Irish government."

(BBC)

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PRINCE HARRY

Birthday boy: Prince Harry marks 30th birthday - a video - 15 September 2014
(BBC)

 

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ARTISTS / PETS

Artists and their pets
(BBC)

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CINEMA / POACHING

Angelina Jolie to Direct ‘Africa’ for Skydance Productions - 19 September 2014
"The pic is based on the true story of paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey’s battle with ivory poachers,
who threatened the existence of the African elephant population and the very soul of Africa."

(variety.com)

WHO IS RICHARD LEAKEY? ANGELINA JOLIE'S 'AFRICA' WILL FOLLOW THE LIFE OF AN EXTRAORDINARY MAN
+ a video : "Richard Leakey's Life and Work in Kenya"
(bustle.com)

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SCOTLAND

Scottish referendum reading-based activities
Created by Fadila Merioua (Ac. Versailles)

Cartoon: The Salmond Hunters
BACKGROUND+ CARTOON + COMMENTARY + Related articles 
(englishblog.com)

 

Scottish referendum: What Act Two could hold - in 60 secs
(BBC)

 

 

19 September 2014 - Scotland says NO
(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

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19/09/2014


SHOPPING

Tomorrow's cities - future of shopping - interactive
"Go down to your local High Street and it probably looks like every other one you have ever visited
- full of coffee shops, mobile phone stores and discount retailers.
There may also be many boarded-up shops - victims of the economic downturn and the popularity of online shopping.
So how will our High Street fare in the next decade and will we still be going there to browse on a Saturday afternoon?"

(BBC)

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SOCIAL MEDIA

5 Crazy Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain Right Now
(YouTube)

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SURVEILLANCE

Cameras everywhere

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COUPLES

Weird Things All Couples Fight About
"It's the little things - that totally get on your nerves."
(dailymotion.com)

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THE NATIONAL GALLERY

National Gallery in London in the lens for new documentary - 18 September 2014
(BBC)

 

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SCOTLAND

Scotland votes 'No' to independence - Articles + Videos - 19 September 2014
(BBC)

Newsy Video: Scotland Says 'No' To Independence, Will Remain With U.K. +  Full transcript >>
+ Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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ALPHABET

Everything That Will Kill You... From A to Z
(YouTube)

 

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ART

Dripped - An animated Homage to Jackson Pollock
(vimeo.com)

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ANIMALS

From Bees To Bears, These Animals Have Been Trained For War In The Craziest Ways + a video
(elitedaily.com)

 

36 Facts About Cats - mental_floss List Show (Ep.221)
(YouTube)

 

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18/09/2014


SCOTLAND

In pictures: Scotland goes to the polls - 18 September 2014
"People in Scotland have begun voting on whether the country should become independent.
Voters will answer "Yes" or "No" to the referendum question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

(BBC)

 

Referendum moments: A 'Horrible History' of Scotland - 17 September 2014
"Horrible Histories' Bob Hale takes a mere three minutes to plunder through the finer points of Scottish history on The One Show."

(BBC)

 

Newsy Video: Scotland's Independence Vote + Full transcript >>
+ Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

Willie's Views On Scottish Independence THE SIMPSONS ANIMATION on FOX
"Groundskeeper Willie has a few things to say prior to the Sept 18 Scottish elections."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Fadila Mérioua (Ac. Versailles)

 


Scottish referendum explained for non-Brits - video
"An animated explanation of some fundamental questions prior to the referendum on Scottish independence on Thursday.
Where is Scotland, what is Scotland and what does it mean to be Scottish? And what is the history of Scotland's relationship with England?
But the real question is, will Scotland be better off as an independent country?"

(theguardian.com)
Thanks to Catherine HUGENSCHMITT (Ac. Lyon)

 

VIDÉO. Indépendance de l'Ecosse : la rivalité historique entre Ecossais et Anglais expliquée en comics - EN FRANCAIS
(huffingtonpost.fr)
Thanks to Fabienne Robin (Ac. Bordeaux)


Le Dessous des cartes
- L'Ecosse et le Royaume Desuni - EN FRANCAIS
"Le 18 septembre 2014, les Écossais vont se prononcer, par référendum, sur l’indépendance de leur pays.
Le Dessous des Cartes s’intéresse aux raisons qui poussent les indépendantistes à vouloir sortir du Royaume-Uni
et aux conséquences d’un tel choix."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Isabelle Becherel (Ac. Rouen)

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17/09/2014


SCHOOL

School children punished over wrong trousers - a lesson with audio (September 08, 2014)
"A school in Britain has apologised to more than 50 students for punishing them after they wore the wrong trousers to class."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

School rules: Lessons, rap and activities
REGISTER for FREE.
(maryglasgowplus.com)
Thanks to Isabelle Destat (Ac. Versailles)

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MOBILE PHONES

I forgot my phone - a lesson
"This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film by Miles Crawford titled I lost my phone and the theme of mobile phones. Students listen to a film and speculate about what is happening, watch the film to check their answers and talk about mobile phone use."

Time: 90 minutes
Language: Present continuous tense; modal verbs of speculation and vocabulary related to mobile phones.

(film-english.com)

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AT THE DOCTOR

At the doctor - Dialogues and Vocabulary List
Important words with examples
Useful expressions
Common illnesses
Medicine, medical supplies and tools
Specialists
What to say at the doctor?
At the dentist’s
At the chemist’s
(myenglishteacher.eu)

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Thanks to Fabienne Robin (Ac. Bordeaux)

 


INTRODUCING ONESELF

Let Me Introduce Myself
(YouTube)
Thanks to Laeticia Portefaix (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

 


Let Me Introduce Myself
(YouTube)
Thanks to Laurence  Bernard (Ac. Martinique)

 

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COUCHSURFING

Couchsurfing
"is a neologism referring to the practice of moving from one friend's house to another,
sleeping in whatever spare space is available, floor or couch, generally staying a few days before moving on to the next house.
The term pre-existed the website in vernacular usage; for example, "Couch Surfer" was the title of a song by Bran Van 3000 written in the 90s."

(Wikipedia)

The lyrics
(metrolyrics.com)

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SCHOOLS / HEALTHY VENDING MACHINES

'Thanks Michelle!': Disgusted teens across the country pose alongside new healthy vending machines in their schools
to protest the removal of their favorite treats

- 15 August 2014
(dailymail.co.uk)

Insulted School Cafeteria Professionals Tell Mooch Her Food’s Yucky, Kids Hate It, Won’t Eat It - 28 July 2014
(gopthedailydose.com)

Lunch on the Barricades - 12 March 2014
(nytimes.com)

1M kids stop school lunch due to Michelle Obama’s standards - 6 March 2014
(washingtontimes.com)

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–296)
"is a federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 13, 2010.
The bill is part of the reauthorization of funding for child nutrition (see the original Child Nutrition Act).
The bill funds child nutrition programs and free lunch programs in schools for the next 5 years.[1] 
In addition, the bill sets new nutrition standards for schools, and allocates $4.5 billion for their implementation.[1] 
The new nutrition standards have been a point initiative of First Lady Michelle Obama 
in her fight against childhood obesity as part of her Let's Move! initiative.[2] 
In FY 2011, federal spending totaled $10.1 billion for the National School Lunch Program.[3] ..."

(Wikipedia)

SNACKPOCALYPSE with Chloe Grace Moretz, Tyler Posey, and First Lady Michelle Obama - VIDEO
"In a world where junk food is king, one girl dared to eat an apple a day."

(YouTube)

Thanks to Laury Josien (Ac. Aix-Marseille) and Fabienne Gosselin (Ac. Amiens)

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INTERNET PRIVACY

Groups Call for Law to Protect Internet Privacy - Text + Audio - 17 September 2014
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BULLYING

Bullying - a lesson plan
"Look at the magazine article and do the exercises to improve your writing skills."

(learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org)

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Thanks to Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)

 


WORLD WAR III / LESSON

Pope says World War III pretty much here (September 16, 2014) - a lesson with audio
"Pope Francis has announced that the world is pretty much in the grips of its third world war."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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HUMAN RIGHTS

“Understanding Our Basic Human Rights” - an infographic
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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LESSON / CINEMA

The Adventures of Tin Tin: Sequence Words, Narratives - a lesson
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

Ice Bucket Challenge Explained!
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Sarah Salnot (Ac. Guadeloupe)

 


ENVIRONMENT

My Planet - an interactive game
"Do you know how many gallons of water it takes to wash a load of laundry? Does your family compost garbage?
Do you take a bike to school, or do you car pool? The smallest changes in your daily life can make a big impact on keeping our planet healthy. Learn tips while playing My Planet! It’s simple, exciting, and informative, too."

(forgirls.girlscouts.org)

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Thanks to Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)

 


COMICS

Women Who Conquered the Comics World
(collectorsweekly.com)

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JOBS

Quirkiest jobs in the world
(BBC)

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TATTOO

Newsy Video: Starbucks Rethinking Visible Tattoo Ban For Employees +  Full transcript >>
- 14 September 2014
+ Related articles  
(englishblog.com)

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SCOTLAND

Stanley Odd - Son I Voted Yes - Rap
The lyrics are below the video on YouTube :
"Son I just wrote this
I thought you might like to know
That I chose to vote Yes
‘Cause a Yes vote provided hope..."

(YouTube)

Thanks to Corinne Bertin (Ac. Toulouse)

 

 

Could you pass a Scottish citizenship test? - interactive
(i100.independent.co.uk)
Thanks to Fabienne Gosselin (Ac. Amiens)

Scottish referendum: What do both sides want? - a video - 16 September 2014
(BBC)

Cartoon: A Glass of Whisky and a Revolver
- 17 September 2014
BACKGROUND + CARTOON + COMMENTARY
+ Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

Spot the difference
(blogs.telegraph.co.uk)

 

In pictures: Scottish independence referendum campaign - 13 September 2014
"Supporters of both sides in the Scottish independence debate have been out in force as they try to win over undecided voters
in the final weekend of campaigning before Thursday's vote."

(BBC)


Cartoon: In Two Minds Over Scottish Independence
- 15 September 2014
BACKGROUND + CARTOON + EXPLANATION
+ Related articles  

(englishblog.com)

 


Cartoon: One Couldn't Possibly Comment

- 16 September 2014
BACKGROUND + CARTOON + COMMENTARY
+ LANGUAGE + Related articles  
(englishblog.com)

 

 

Cartoon: Cameron Woos Scots
- 14 September 2014
BACKGROUND + CARTOON + EXPLANATION + VOCABULARY
+ Related articles  
(englishblog.com)

 


Scotland Quiz
"You can either use the Slideshare version below or download this PDF version (the answers are given in both cases)."

+ NOTE FOR TEACHERS + ALSO SEE + Related articles  
(englishblog.com)

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