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FEBRUARY 2018 - PART 3 - NEW SITES

 

 

FEBRUARY 2018

= BLACK HISTORY MONTH

02 - Groundhog Day
04 - Super Bowl 2018
06 - Safer Internet Day
07 - Charles Dickens's birthday
09 - 25 - 2018 Winter Olympics - PyeongChang 2018

11 - International Day of Women and Girls in Science

13 - Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday and Lent
13 - New Orleans Mardi Gras
14 - Valentine's Day
16 - Chinese New Year
19 - Presidents' Day
21 - International Mother Language Day
23 - World Book Day



16/02/2018


ACTIVITES

Document support à l'entrainement / évaluation de la compréhension de l'écrit
portant sur les courtes biographies de deux pionnières de l'aviation
:
Amy Johnson et Amelia Mary Earhart (pdf)
Document créé par Delphine Darrieumerlou (Ac. Bordeaux)

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VALENTINE'S DAY

Valentine's Day - Mental Floss Scatterbrained
"Scatterbrained is a new trivia show in which different hosts do a deep dive into one topic.
Today, we're learning all about Valentine's Day - from love celebrations around the world to some of nature's most devoted pairs!"

(YouTube)

 

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FLORIDA SCHOOL MASSACRE

Florida School Shooting Is One of Deadliest in US History - Text + Audio + Pictures - 15 February 2018
"Nikolas Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. The shooting in Florida became the fourth deadliest school shooting in modern U.S. history."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Florida shooting: At least 17 dead in high school attack - 15 February 2018
"At least 17 people are dead after a 19-year-old man opened fire at a high school campus in Parkland, Florida."
+ Video: Students describe fleeing school as shots rang out

+ Video: How US mass shootings are getting worse
+ Video: Sandy Hook Senator: 'This happens nowhere else'
+ Video: A guide to the weapons available in the US and the rate at which they fire - Contains some upsetting scenes

+ What we know about the suspect
+ Harrowing accounts of school shooting
+ Celebrities call for 'policy and change'

(BBC)

 

Nikolas Cruz: Florida school massacre suspect had 'disturbing' social media history and 'was crazy about guns' - 15 February 2018
- with pictures, a map and a video
"The gunman who allegedly killed at least 17 people at a Florida high school on Wednesday was a former student
who posted disturbing material on social media and was "crazy about guns"."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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WINTER OLYMPICS 2018

Sports quiz of the week: Winter Olympics, history, goals and disrespect - 16 February 2018
"Who conceded? Who coached? And who was ‘a bit chubby’?"

(theguardian.com)

Dom Parsons wins bronze but Latvia coach hits out at Team GB - 16 February 2018
+ Dom Parsons takes skeleton bronze for GB's first medal at Winter Olympics – video

(theguardian.com)

Winter Olympics day seven – in pictures - 16 February 2018
"Flying referees, a shower of teddies and Britain’s first medal: all the latest pictures from the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang"

+ See the best photography from previous days
(theguardian.com)

Winter Olympics: Day-by-day guide to Pyeongchang 2018 - 16 February 2018
+ Video: Winter Olympics: Moioli wins women's dramatic snowboard cross gold

(BBC)

Winter Olympics: Day-by-day guide to Pyeongchang 2018 - 15 February 2018
+ Video: Highlights: White tops thrilling men's halfpipe qualifiers

(BBC)

Olympic Ready? Robot Skiers Compete in South Korea - Text + Audio + Pictures + A video + Quiz - 14 February 2018
"As the world watches the world’s top athletes compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics, some robots are also showing off their winter sports skills."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

How many calories Olympians eat - 13 February 2018
"Performance nutrition is now a critical part of athletes’ strategy to win...
In the days before winning the women’s halfpipe gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, American snowboarder Chloe Kim was tweeting about ... food.
Ice cream and churros, to be exact..."

(vox.com)

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'PHONE ZOMBIES'

'Phone zombies' see moped thefts on Oxford Street rocket 2100 per cent in 2 years, police data reveals - with videos - 15 February 2018
"A rise in moped theft on London's streets has been partially blamed on "phone zombies" - people who look at their phones while walking."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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ULTRA-PROCESSED FOOD / CANCER

Ultra-processed foods 'linked to cancer' - 15 February 2018
"A link between highly processed foods and cancer has been suggested by French researchers.
They classified foods including cakes, chicken nuggets and mass-produced bread as "ultra-processed"..."

+ What counts as ultra-processed
(BBC)

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ANTS

Ants armies use human-style battlefield medicine and treat each others' open wounds  - new study - with pictures - 14 February 2018
"Described in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the behaviour is the first such example discovered anywhere in the animal kingdom.
Entomologists studied more than 200 raids carried out by 16 Matabele ant colonies in Cote d’Ivoire as well as in laboratories..."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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RECYCLED MATERIALS

China Bans Many Imported Recyclable Materials - Text + Audio + Pictures - 14 February 2018
"Experts think the ban will permit China to better deal with the recyclable waste that it created at home.
However, developed countries will have to find new places to send recyclable plastics, metals and paper."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ORANGUTANS

'100,000 orangutans' killed in 16 years - 16 February 2018
"More than 100,000 Critically Endangered orangutans have been killed in Borneo since 1999, research has revealed."
+ Video: Bornean orangutans' forest habitat is changing at an "unsustainable rate"

(BBC)

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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

American tourist punched armed police at Buckingham Palace - 16 February 2018
"Ryan Robinson given suspended sentence for assaulting officers after asking: ‘Know any jokes?’."

(theguardian.com)

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SOUTH KOREA

14 facts about South Korea, home to the most popular tourist destination you've never heard of - with pictures - 16 February 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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14/02/2018


WINTER OLYMPICS 2018

Winter Olympics 2018 Lessons and Resources
(denissheeran.com)

Winter Olympics 2018: Best pictures from South Korea's Pyeongchang games - 13 February 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

Winter Olympics: Day-by-day guide to Pyeongchang 2018
+ Video: Highlights: White tops thrilling men's halfpipe qualifiers

(BBC)

Winter Olympics day four – in pictures - 13 February 2018
"Snowboarding, speed skating, North Korean cheerleaders and Russia’s married curlers: all the latest drama captured from Pyeongchang
+ See our selections from previous days

(theguardian.com)

Watch: Winter Olympics Extra
Schedule; Results; Medals; BBC coverage; Day-by-day guide
(BBC)

USA's Chloe Kim soars to Olympic gold in snowboard halfpipe - 13 February 2018
+ 17-year-old American produces top score of 98.25
+ Liu Jiayu claims silver and Arielle Gold bronze

+ Gold for Chloe Kim in Winter Olympics snowboard halfpipe – video
(theguardian.com)

At Olympics, North Korea Seeks ‘Charm’ Diplomacy - Text + Audio + Pictures - 12 February 2018
"North Korea has sent diplomats along with athletes and performers to the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.
However, there are concerns that North Korea is trying to ease international sanctions aimed at punishing the country for its nuclear and missile programs."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

US Winter Olympic skiers get Marvel makeover - 12 February 2018
"America's Alpine Skiing team get a makeover from comic book company, Marvel. Their skin tights suits were inspired by two of the universe's characters."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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VALENTINE'S DAY

Valentine's Day Is for Love - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 13 February 2018
"February 14 has a history for being about love."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Valentine's Day Traditions Around the World - Text + Audio + Pictures - 13 February 2018
"Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day each year on February 14. Many other countries celebrate Valentine’s Day, too, each in their own way.
Here is a look at four countries’ Valentine’s Day traditions."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

100 funny jokes and quotes about love and marriage
(telegraph.co.uk)

The 100 best love songs of all time
(telegraph.co.uk)

17 of the world's most romantic buildings - built in the name of love
(telegraph.co.uk)


Boldt Castle, New York State, USA

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NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS

New Orleans Mardi Gras marks city’s 300th anniversary – in pictures - 14 February 2018
"Revellers descend on New Orleans streets for parades and rowdy fun as Mardi Gras caps the carnival season in a city with a celebration of its own
– its tricentennial. Many of the floats commemorate key events in the city’s history"

(theguardian.com)

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ROBOTS

Robot skiers tackle Olympic challenge in South Korea - with pictures and a video - 13 February 2018
"As Pyeongchang hosts the Winter Olympics, down the road robots are also hitting the slopes – with a $10,000 prize on offer"

+ Skiing robots hit the slopes in South Korea – video
(theguardian.com)

Boston Dynamics unveils robodog that can open doors - 13 February 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

 

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ISIS

Europe will see increase in terror in 2018, as foreign Isil fighters 'return home with high-tech skills' - 13 February 2018
"The terror threat to Europe will only increase this year, experts have warned, as growing numbers of foreign fighters return home
with “high tech” weapons knowledge learned on the battlefield."

(telegraph.co.uk)

Home Office unveils AI program to tackle Isis online propaganda - 13 February 2018
"Tool can detect 94% of Isis propaganda with a 99.99% success rate in tests"

(theguardian.com)

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REFUGEES

In Sweden, Noor went straight to school; in Britain, Ammar waited six months - 13 February 2018
"A new study contrasts the radically different education offered to young refugees arriving alone in Britain and Sweden"

(theguardian.com)

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POACHER

South African lions eat 'poacher', leaving just his head - 12 February 2018
"A suspected big cat poacher has been eaten by lions near the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police say."

+ When is hunting not poaching?
+ Runaway South African lions killed
+ Croat shot dead on South Africa lion hunt

(BBC)

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DRONES / DEADLY WEAPONS

How insurgents across the Middle East turned drones into deadly weapons - 14 February 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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TECH ADDICTION

Changes Urged to Protect Children from Tech Addiction - Text + Audio + Pictures + Videos + Quiz - 13 February 2018
"Former technology industry leaders are calling for urgent measures to protect children from smartphone addiction.
They say they hope to lead a “cultural awakening” about the dangers of technology."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

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LESSON PLANS

Branding and brand names - a lesson plan
"This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at intermediate level and above explores the theme of branding and brand names.
Students will have an opportunity to read and discuss the context of a text and create and brand their own imaginary product."

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

American superstitions - a lesson with activities
(esolcourses.com)

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CARTOON

Daily Cartoon: Friday, January 12th
(newyorker.com)

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SPECIAL REPORT

50 ideas to change the world
"The FT has enlisted the help of readers, researchers and entrepreneurs to find 50 new ideas that will shape the world in the future.
The next tranche of ideas, on healthcare, will be published on 5 March 2018."
Covering a range of topics from environment and technology etc. Good starting point for discussion/presentation work.

(ft.com)

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12/02/2018


LIFE ON MARS

The barren desert preparing astronauts for life on Mars
"It looks like something out of a sci-fi film.
But this is the desert where scientists and volunteers test pressure-simulating suits in the inhospitable conditions of the Oman desert to prepare for life on Mars."

(BBC)

 

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WINTER OLYMPICS 2018

Winter Olympics day three – in pictures - 12 February 2018
"Snowboarding, figure skating and some very cold ski jumpers: the world’s best sports photographers capture all the drama in Pyeongchang.
To see our selections from the opening ceremony, day one and two click here."

(theguardian.com)

Teenage Snowboarder Wins Gold for U.S. - with a video - 11 February 2018
"The first gold medal for the U.S. in the Pyeongchang Olympics has been won by a 17-year-old in an event you probably haven't seen before.
Red Gerard
came from last place to gold in his final run in the snowboard slopestyle event. He is the first American born in the 21st century to win gold at a Winter Games.
Watch him soar in this crazy sport."

(neatorama.com)

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RIO AND SAO PAULO CARNIVALS

Spirit of samba: the best of Rio and Sao Paulo carnivals in pictures - 12 February 2018
(theguardian.com)

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LONDON CITY AIRPORT

London City airport cancels all flights after WWII bomb found - 12 February 2018
"Discovery of 500kg second world war device forces all-day closure as properties are evacuated."

(theguardian.com)

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RARE SPECIES

First images of creatures from Antarctic depths revealed - 10 February 2018
"Photographs of rare species from unexplored area of Antarctic seabed highlight need to protect life in one of the most remote places on the planet."

(theguardian.com)


A comatulid feather star collected at a depth of about 420 meters

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ROBOTS

Japanese Companies Introduce New ‘Companion’ Robots - Text + Audio + Pictures - 11 February 2018
Two of the robots are designed to learn some information to form their own kind of artificial intelligence. But the makers also wanted to make their products “cute.”

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

World’s First Robot College Student Learns About Love - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 10 February 2018
"For the first time in history, a robot has completed a college-level class. Bina48 could change the future of education."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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REFUGEES

Aid Groups: Syrian Refugees Face danger if Forced to Return Home - Text + Audio + Pictures - 10 February 2018
"Populist movements in Europe have influenced governments to increase expulsions of asylum-seekers."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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HEART EXPRESSIONS

Pulling on Your 'Heartstrings' - Text + Audio + Pictures - 10 February 2018
"Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14. It is a day for love and hearts can be seen everywhere!
So, naturally, I had my heart set on producing a completely new program about heart expressions. I really wanted to do it!"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CINEMA

Human Flow
"is a 2017 German[1] documentary film co-produced and directed by Ai Weiwei about the current global refugee crisis.
It was screened in the main competition section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival.[2]"

(Wikipedia)
+ Dossier pédagogique (pdf)
(humanflow-lefilm.com)
+ "Un véritable apprentissage sur l'histoire de l'être humain, la géopolitique et le changement social et environnemental"

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OFFRE DECOUVERTE

L’offre découverte 'Overseas Impressions'
Recevez gratuitement trois modules interactifs Overseas Impressions.
Ces modules, édités par Canopé, mettent à disposition des élèves des activités interactives (préparation à l’écoute, activités de compréhension orales, évaluations)
à partir de vidéos couvrant des thématiques différentes.

Chaque module d’Overseas Impressions se compose :

  • d’une vidéo ;
  • de documents à destination de l’enseignant ;
  • de fiches support et d’activités interactives pour les élèves.

Les inscriptions pour bénéficier de cette offre découverte sont ouvertes jusqu’au 22 février 2018.

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