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NOVEMBER 2018

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


05 - Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes Day)
07 - Diwali
08 - International Tongue Twister Day
11 - 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
22 - Thanksgiving
23 - Black Friday
23 - Buy Nothing Day
25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
30 - Saint Andrew's Day



15/11/2018


LESSON PLAN

Posting selfies on social media can be bad (November 13, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Using social media too much and posting many selfies have caused a rise in narcissism, according to a new study."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Social Media - Level 0Social Media - Level 1   or  Social Media - 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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GOLD

The Richest Man In History - The Science Behind GOLD
"Just about every culture, race and religion acknowledges the value of gold. Humans have been infatuated with gold for as long as we have recorded history..."

(YouTube)

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CALIFORNIA FIRES

Saving pets from the California wildfires - 15 November 2018
"Thousands were forced to evacuate their homes in California and find shelter for their pets.
The Butte Humane Society is opening its doors for pets that had to be left behind as their owners flee the wildfires."

(YouTube)




Officials: About 100 People Still Missing In California Fires - Text + Audio + Pictures - 14 November 2018
"Officials have released the names of the missing people. Many are older people, in their 80s and 90s.
The fires, near both ends of the state, have claimed the lives of at least 51 people, with 48 dead in Northern California and three in Southern California."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

California fires: At least 42 die in state's deadliest wildfire - 13 November 2018
"At least 228 people are missing as the Camp Fire continues to rage. Nearly 7,200 structures have been destroyed, and another 15,500 are at risk."
+ Video: Fleeing through flames: "I'm so scared right now... so terrified"
+ Video: With wildfires occurring across the globe, here are some of the techniques used to stop them

+ Snapshots from California 'apocalypse' town
+ 'Three minutes separated me from death'
+ Five myths about wildfires

+ Watch: Aerial footage shows devastation
+ In pictures: Wildfire rages in Malibu

+ Animals caught in wildfire destruction
+ Watch: Long battle against California wildfires
+ Watch: Why California wildfires are so deadly

+ Celebrity homes destroyed by wildfires
+ Kim K dedicates award to firefighters

+ The experts who start fires to study them
+ Why can't California control its wildfires?

(BBC)

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UFOs

Irish authorities investigate UFO sightings by commercial pilots - 13 November 2018
"BA and Virgin pilots report seeing bright lights that disappeared at high speed.
The Irish Aviation Authority is investigating after an unidentified flying object was sighted by pilots flying over Ireland."

(theguardian.com)

UFOs spotted off Irish coast under investigation - 13 November 2018
"The Irish Aviation Authority is investigating reports of bright lights and UFOs off the south-west coast of Ireland."

(BBC)

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ROHINGYA REFUGEES

Rohingya refugees flee camps to avoid return to Myanmar - 13 November 2018
"Repatriations are set to begin on Thursday, but most, if not all, have said they do not want to go back...
Over 700,000 Rohingya have crossed over the border from Rakhine state to Bangladesh since August 2017, fleeing a violent crackdown
by the military and the Buddhist locals which saw their villages razed to the ground, women raped and thousands killed. "

(theguardian.com)

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TRUMP / CNN

CNN Sues Trump, Demands Return of Reporter’s Pass - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 13 November 2018
"The television news network CNN brought a legal case against officials of the Trump administration for taking the press pass of Jim Acosta.
The reporter had his documents taken away after a heated news conference with the president."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Stan LEE

Love for Stan Lee on Social Media and More - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 13 November 2018
"Lee is the creator of famous comic book characters, including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Black Panther and others.
He died Monday in Los Angeles, California. He was 95 years old."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


Stan Lee was the creator of characters
such as "Spider-Man," "The Incredible Hulk" and "X-Men."

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Prince CHARLES

More pictures
(20minutes.fr)

Prince Charles: 70 years in 70 pictures - 14 November 2018
"To mark the Prince of Wales' 70th birthday, we present an image from the Press Association archives from every year of his life."

(BBC)

Royal Family Shares Adorable Photos To Celebrate Prince Charles’ 70th Birthday - with a video and pictures - 13 November 2018
"Featuring a giggling Prince George with his sister, Princess Charlotte, and brother, Prince Louis."

(huffingtonpost.com)

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CARAVAN MIGRANTS

Caravan migrants reach United States border - 14 November 2018
"More than three hundred people from the Central American migrant caravan have reached to US-Mexico border.
The original group, comprising 5,000 members, left Honduras a month ago, but has since splintered.
President Trump recently signed an order denying asylum to migrants who cross the US border illegally.

(BBC)

 

Migrant caravan: Hundreds reach Tijuana on US border - with pictures and videos - 14 November 2018
"Hundreds of Central American migrants travelling through Mexico to seek asylum in the US have reached the Mexican border city of Tijuana...
The group of 400, who include LGBTQ migrants, broke away from the larger caravan of 5,000 people in Mexico City."
+ Video: The first members of the migrant caravan have reached the US-Mexico border

+ Video: Caravan migrants illegally cross into Mexico
(BBC)

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12/11/2018


LESSON PLANS

Colour photos to mark 100 years of end of WW1 (November 11, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"New photographs have been released to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11, 1918."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: World War 1 - Level 4  or  World War 1 - 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)

Disgusting Food Museum opens in Sweden (November 09, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The Disgusting Food Museum opened earlier this week in Malmo, Sweden."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Disgusting Food - Level 0Disgusting Food - Level 1   or  Disgusting Food - 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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FAMILY TREES

THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY - a worksheet and applis learningapps
Isa Boresy (Ac. Amiens)


THE SIMPSONS - a worksheet
Isa Boresy (Ac. Amiens)

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COMPOUNDS

The 3 Types of Compounds
"This post discusses the three types of compounds in English: compound nouns, compound modifiers, and compound verbs."
(DailyWritingTips)

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MASS SHOOTING IN CALIFORNIA

Gunman Kills 12 People in California Bar Shooting - Text + Audio - 8 November 2018
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

MASS SHOOTING IN THOUSAND OAKS - with 2 videos - 8 November 2018
"At least 12 people, including a police officer, were killed after a gunman opened fire at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California.
The shooting began at about 11:20 p.m. at the Borderline Bar and Grill during a college night. Officers confirmed that the suspect is among the dead."

[HuffPost]

Thousand Oaks: Ex-Marine Ian David Long identified as suspect - with 2 videos - 8 November 2018
"A US Marine Corps veteran with suspected mental health issues killed 12 people in a busy bar in California, including a policeman, officials say."
+ Video: Jason Coffman: The last thing I said was 'Son, I love you."
(Contains upsetting scenes)
+ Video: Survivors of California shooting describe what they saw.

+ Thousand Oaks: Who are the victims?
+ Is there a link between mass shootings and mental illness?
+ Why are US mass shootings getting more deadly?

+ America's gun culture in 10 charts
+ Four key dates that shaped the US gun debate

(BBC)

Thousand Oaks shooting: gunman kills 12 at California western bar - with 2 videos - 8 November 2018
+ Police believe gunman Ian Long, 28, shot and killed himself
+ Gun used in deadly shooting was bought legally, police say
+ Everything we know about the gunman so far
+ California shooting: 'The last thing I said was: Son, I love you' – video report
+ 'He just kept firing': witnesses describe California bar shooting – video

(theguardian.com)

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HEN-CAGES

CALIFORNIA VOTES TO BAN HEN CAGES - with pictures and videos - 7 November 2018
"Voters in California passed a ballot measure mandating more space for certain farm animals and banning the confinement of egg-laying hens in cages."
[HuffPost]

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US-MEXICO BORDER

Trump to Deny Asylum to Migrants Entering US Illegally - Text + Audio + Pictures - 9 November 2018
"U.S. President Donald Trump released a presidential proclamation Friday.
In it, he said that the large group of migrants now traveling through Mexico toward the U.S. must seek entry legally or be denied the possibility of asylum."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

PENTAGON RENAMES BORDER DEPLOYMENT - with a video - 7 November 2018
"The Trump administration and Defense Department had been accused of using the deployment of thousands of troops as a political ploy.
The Pentagon announced that the deployment of more than 7,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border would no longer be known as “Operation Faithful Patriot.”
It will now be known by the far less preposterous “border support.”

[HuffPost]

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UNITED STATES CONGRESS

United States Congress Explained - Text + Audio + Video - 11 November 2018
"In the United States, voters choose members of Congress every two years. But what exactly is Congress?"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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MID-TERMS

PINK WAVE - with pictures and 2 videos - 7 November 2018
"Female candidates broke several records in the 2018 midterm elections.
Americans elected a record number of women to the U.S. House in the midterms — at least 96 women, including at least 40 women of color."

[HuffPost]

Women Help Lead Democrats to US House Majority - Text + Audio + Pictures - 7 November 2018
"More than 100 women were elected to United States legislative office in mid-term elections Tuesday. A record number will serve in the new Congress.
The results came almost two years after women marched in Washington and cities across the country to oppose the inauguration of President Donald Trump."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Democrats Win Control of House, Creating Divide in Congress - Text + Audio + Pictures - 7 November 2018
"The Democratic Party is set to take control of the United States House of Representatives, following the country’s midterm elections Tuesday.
The Republican Party will keep its majority in the U.S. Senate."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US / IRAN

U.S. re-imposes sanctions on Iran (November 07, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The USA has re-imposed tough economic sanctions on Iran."
Try the same news story at these easier levels:   Iran Sanctions - Level 4  or  Iran Sanctions - 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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ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

A Closer Look at Current Environmental Issues
See The Table Of Contents

(goodairgeeks.com)

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VOCABULARY

41 Words That Are Better Than Good
"The soul of writing is specificity, yet all too often, we lean on general-purpose words instead of choosing the most precise ones.
Most of our daily communication probably depends on less than 1,000 words.
Of course, that includes words such as you, I, is, are, of, and for, which are already the best words for the job.
I admit that sometimes in conversation, I deliberately limit my vocabulary because I don’t want others to look at me quizzically:
“Who does he think he is, anyway: one of the authors of a writing tips blog?”
The result is vague, even boring, conversation, using words so general, they could fit almost everything in the world."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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Jeff SESSIONS

US Attorney General Steps Down at Trump's Request - Text + Audio + Pictures - 7 November 2018
"Sessions announced his resignation in a letter to President Donald Trump Wednesday.
He wrote, “At your request, I am submitting my resignation.”

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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RECOGNITION

System Recognizes People From Body Shape, Walking Movements - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 7 November 2018
"Facial recognition systems are increasingly used to identify people in crowds or to unlock personal devices.
But a different kind of system is being used in China to recognize a person based only on body shape and walking movements."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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PLASTIC

5 unexpected solutions to the plastic crisis
"Currently, 12.7 million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans each year, and the consequences for sealife are tragic, from choking turtles to poisoning whales.
Clearly, the main solution is reducing the amount of plastic we use at the source, but people are also turning to technology,
lateral thinking and even other species to find the answer to the monstrous behemoth of plastic on planet earth.
Here are five of the strangest solutions..."

(bbcearth.com)

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THE TOWER OF LONDON'S ARMISTICE TORCHES

Beyond the Deepening Shadow: the moving story behind the Tower of London's Armistice torches - 6 November 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)


Beyond the Deepening Shadow: a new exhibition at The Tower of London

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ARMISTICE AROUND THE WORLD

Armistice Day is marked around the world – in pictures - 11 November 2018
(theguardian.com)

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MIGRANT CARAVAN

In pictures: Migrant caravan rests in Mexico City - 7 November 2018
(BBC)

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HIPPOS

Why a group of hippos is called a bloat - 9 November 2018
"The legacy of a 15th-Century noblewoman lives on in the form of collective nouns used to describe groups of animals across the world."
+ a pride of lions + a dazzle of zebra...

(BBC)

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CALIFORNIA FIRES

California wildfires: 31 dead and 150,000 displaced as blazes scorch state - with pictures and a video - 12 November 2018
"As more than 8,000 fire crews battle the Camp and Woolsey fires and hotels fill in Chico, residents find refuge in unofficial shelters"
+ California wildfires: rescuers search for victims as winds fuel flames – video

(theguardian.com)

California wildfire: Aerial shots show devastation - VIDEO - 12 November 2018
"Around 250,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes after several wildfires have swept across California.
At least 31 people have been killed and several hundred are still unaccounted for."

(BBC)

California wildfires: Death toll reaches grim milestone - 12 November 2018
"The death toll in wildfires sweeping California has risen to 31, with more than 200 people still missing, officials have said."
+ Video: Fleeing through flames: "I'm so scared right now... so terrified"

+ In pictures: Wildfire rages in Malibu
+ Watch: Aerial footage shows devastation
+ Animals caught in wildfire destruction

+ Celebrity homes destroyed by wildfires
+ Kim K dedicates award to firefighters

+ Watch: Long battle against California wildfires
+ Watch: Why California wildfires are so deadly

+ The experts who start fires to study them
+ Why can't California control its wildfires?

(BBC)

'Raining hell down': death toll rises to 25 in California fires, as more victims found - with pictures and a video - 11 November 2018
"Remains of 14 people discovered in and around community of Paradise in north of state; two bodies found in Malibu"
+ 'A massive wall of fire': wildfires rage in California – video

(theguardian.com)

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VEGANS

Swapping t-bone for tofu - but does it add up? - with pictures - 12 November 2018
"If we all ditched meat for beans would the world be a better place? Some people think so. But does the economic argument stack up?"

SEE Vegans by numbers
(BBC)

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