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FEBRUARY 2015 - PART 3 - NEW SITES




28/02/2015


CINEMA

The 50 Best Movies About Hollywood - with videos
(flavorwire.com)

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FOOD (!)

The 30-day worm and cricket diet - 28 February 2015 
"A US student has just spent 30 days on a "bug diet" - eating insects three times a day.
Camren Brantley-Rios says traditional meats such as pork and beef are unsustainable
- and he wanted to try out what many consider the diet of the future."

(BBC)

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VOCABULARY

News Words: National Guard - Video
"What is the National Guard in the United States? Hear about what the National Guard does from our hosts."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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27/02/2015


SNACK

Snack facts - recording vocabulary
"In this engaging series of activities, which use four short texts about 'snack culture',
students will discuss different ways of recording vocabulary.
They will learn how to notice patterns in vocabulary and how to speculate about the meaning of new vocabulary
based on suffixes and word-building patterns. 

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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WEATHER REPORT

Study English - Series 1, Episode 19: Weather report
"In this epsiode we'll be listening to numbers and practise saying and spelling them."

(YouTube)

 

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WAGE EQUALITY

Watch Patricia Arquette's call for wage equality in her Oscar acceptance speech - VIDEO
(theverge.com)
Thanks to Fabienne Arnoux (Ac. Nice)

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LONDON MONUMENTS

London monuments - Worksheets created by Barbara SAGUET (Ac. Reims):
- Listening comprehension - London Eye
- Listening comprehension - London Eye - Keys
- London Eye - Phonetics
- The London Eye A2 - mp3
- Big Ben - mp3
- Big Nen 2013

Niveau 4ème

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SPACE TOURISM

TALK2US: Would You Go to Mars? - Video - 23 February 2015
"Marsha James and Anna Matteo talk about whether or not folks would take a one-way ticket to Mars."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ILLEGAL FISHING

Project Uses Global Imaging to Stop Illegal Fishing - Video - 23 February 2015
"Experts estimate twenty percent of the seafood market comes from illegal fishing.
A new device follows fishing boats to try to stop the criminal activity."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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HACKERS

Nine Ways to Protect Yourself from Hackers Online - Article + Audio - 23 February 2015
"An increase in cyber-attacks makes the Internet seem like a scary place these days.
The hacking of Sony Pictures led the news for some time.
Even the White House was a target of cyber-attack.
How can individuals protect or make it more difficult for hackers to access their information?"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CHOCOLATE

Scientists invent 'anti-ageing' chocolate (24 February 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Imagine a new chocolate that keeps you younger looking. It seems too good to be true, but..."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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WALES

Destination UK: Wales - a lesson plan
"Task 1 introduces Wales and gives you the chance to find out how much your students already know about the country.
Task 2 is a guessing game for students to identify four internationally famous Welsh celebrities and Task 3 is a quiz about Wales.
Task 4 is a jigsaw reading task from the British Council’s UK in focus website and Task 5 looks at the Welsh language.
Task 6 asks students to plan a trip to Wales in groups and prioritise activities they’d like to do."

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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CHORES

Dial Direct "The Notebook" directed by Greg Gray - a short film - 2:15
(vimeo.com)

 

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Thanks to Isabelle Julienne (Ac. Rennes)

 


SONG

The Two - I'm 22
(YouTube)
The lyrics are below the video on YouTube.

"I don't know but I've been told
You only worry when you grow old
Well I don't believe it's true

I'm 22, I'm feeling blue
I'm 22 and don't know what to do..."



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SNOW

10 weird things Americans are doing in the snow - 27 February 2015
"A record-breaking 64.6 inches (164cm) of snow has been dumped on the US city of Boston during February.
And the unprecedented weather has led to unprecedented acts of human endeavour, although one or two very much ill-advised."

(BBC)

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'CAR PARK PIMPING'

'Car park pimping' and music festivals in Botswana - 26 February 2015
"Young people there continue to party. If they're not escaping the city to enjoy outdoor music festivals,
where the laws are more loosely enforced, then you're likely to find them "car park pimping"
- informal parties where hundreds of cars crowd round to blast out tunes from their stereos."

(BBC)

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26/02/2015


INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY

Fantastic Four Trailer Gap Fill
"Here's a gap fill exercise I created for my EM Normandie students based on the trailer for the new Fantastic Four movie."

(englishblog.com)

 

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LONDON

London - A Tour Guide for the Naive
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

 


THE QUEEN'S NEW CHAUFFEUR

Chauffeur
"
Hours of work: 48 hours per week, over five days, Monday to Sunday...
About the role: As chauffeur you will work as part of a busy and supportive team tasked with driving members of the Royal Family, Household officials, guests and official visitors....
About you: Holding a full UK driving licence, (preferably with no endorsements) you will have professional driving experience.
You will be a good team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills...."

(theroyalhousehold.tal.net)

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LESSON

The Day after Tomorrow: Past Perfect x Past Perfect Continuous
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)


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25/02/2015


NOUVEAU PARCOURS SUR MEMOVOC

Un nouveau parcours sur internet a été ajouté sur Memovoc, celui de l'Union Européenne.
Il s'agit pour les élèves de mémoriser les noms anglais des 28 pays membres ainsi que de leur capitale,
tout en s'entraînant à les situer géographiquement, en parallèle avec leur programme d'histoire-géographie.
"
Créé par Hélène de Morel (Ac. Caen)

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DRONE

Brain-controlled drone shown off by Tekever in Lisbon - Article + Video - 25 February 2015
"Technology that allows a drone to be piloted from the ground using only a person's brainwaves has been demonstrated in Portugal."

(BBC)

 

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ANIMATIONS

New Scientist Explanimations
(YouTube)

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PETS

5 Pets Who Helped Solve Their Owners' Murders
(mentalfloss.com)

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22/02/2015


MALCOM X

Black activist Malcolm X's assassination marked in New York - 22 February 2015
"A ceremony has been held in New York to honour black civil rights leader Malcolm X at the site where he was assassinated 50 years ago."
(BBC)

Malcolm X remembered 50 years after his murder - 22 February 2015
"A ceremony took place in New York to mark the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's murder.
The civil rights leader was shot at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem while preparing to give a speech.
He believed that civil rights in America should be won "by any means necessary".
Naomi Grimley reports."

(BBC)

 

 

Malcolm X assassination: 50 years on, mystery still clouds details of the case - 21 February 2015
"Despite freedom of information act requests throughout the years, New York still will not release records to the public
and claim files would endanger the safety of police officers and constitute unwarranted invasions of privacy."

(theguardian.com)

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INHERITANCE

Indian monkey set to inherit fortune from ostracised couple - 19 February 2015
"An Indian couple who were ostracised after their families disapproved of their wedding
have decided to leave all their property to their pet monkey...
Mr Srivastava is Hindu and his wife is Muslim, and inter-faith marriages are still controversial in parts of India."
(BBC)
to ostracise = "to exclude, by general consent, from society, friendship, conversation, privileges, etc..."

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Sherlock HOLMES

Lost Sherlock Holmes story discovered - 21 February 2015
"Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the story, titled Sherlock Homes:
Discovering the Border Burghs and, by deduction, the Brig Bazaar, in 1904 to raise money for a bridge in Selkirk, Scotland."

(BBC)

Read first unseen Sherlock Holmes story in over 80 YEARS written to help save Selkirk wooden bridge
"WALTER Elliot, 80, found the 1,300 word tale starring the famous sleuth in a collection of short stories written for a local bazaar."

(dailyrecord.co.uk)

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SPACE TOURISM

International Space Station (ISS) prepares for space tourism - 22 February 2015
"Two astronauts have spent six hours installing new cabling on the outside of the International Space Station.
It will allow other spacecraft to dock, including those of private companies who hope one day to take tourists to the station.
Lucas de Jong reports."

(BBC)

 

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20/02/2015


CIVIL RIGHTS

The history of the civil rights movement  : activities based on a watchmojo video.
(soundguideweb.com)

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KKK

KKK the story of the Ku Klux Klan : activities based on a watchmojo video.
(soundguideweb.com)

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NATIVE AMERICANS

Native American Teens: Who We Are
(YouTube)
+ A worksheet created by Elisabeth PELLEGRINO (Ac. Nice)

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DRONES

US Proposes Rules for Commercial Use of Drones - Article + Audio - 20 February 2015
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LESSON

The Reader - a lesson
"This EFL lesson plan is designed around a moving short film commissioned by Bells and directed by Greg Gray.
In the lesson students write a narrative, watch a short film and discuss literacy strategies."
Time: 90 minutes
Topic: Reading and literacy

Language: Narrative structures
Materials: Six screenshots and a short film

(film-english.com)

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MARS

Millionaire Plans to Send Couple to Mars
"Space tourist and Millionaire entrepreneur Dennis Tito unveils plans to send a couple to Mars in January 2018."

(YouTube)

 

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HACKING

US and UK accused of hacking Sim card firm to steal codes - 20 February 2015
"US and British intelligence agencies hacked into a major manufacturer of Sim cards
in order to steal codes that facilitate eavesdropping on mobiles, a US news website says."

(BBC)

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HATE CRIME

Chapel Hill shooting: What's the definition of a hate crime?
"The FBI is investigating whether the fatal shooting of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was a hate crime.
What is the definition of this offence and how do you prove it, asks Rajini Vaidyanathan...
The FBI defines a hate crime as one with an added element of bias against a person's race, religion, disability, ethnic origin or sexual orientation. The agency says: "Hate itself is not a crime - and the FBI is mindful of protecting freedom of speech and other civil liberties."

(BBC)

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SIGNS

Snarky Street Sign Warns People to First Cross the Street, Then Update Facebook
(neatorama.com)

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AMERICAN STORIES

Doctor Heidegger’s Experiment by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Article + Audio + Video
"Is there a Fountain of Youth? Read about it in this classic American story, "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Several old men and one old woman find out and it changes their lives.
They are young again and fight for the attention of a beautiful woman. But will it last?"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Dr. Heidegger's Experiment - Video
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LANGUAGES of AMERICA

Infographic: Languages of America
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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US PRESIDENTS

Washington Has Three Birthdays and Other Presidential Fun Facts - Article + Audio + Quiz - 15 February 2015
"Americans honor the first president, George Washington, in February.
But the day the United States government calls George Washington's Birthday is not really his birthday.
Some states consider the holiday a time to remember other past presidents, too. How much do you know about American leaders?"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ILLEGAL FISHING

New Technology Stops Illegal Fishing on the Seas - Article + Audio + Video + Quiz - 15 February 2015
"Experts estimate that one out of every five fish sold was caught illegally. They say the illegal fishing market is worth $23.5 billion a year.
It threatens food security and hurts the environment. Officials are using new observational technology to fight illegal fishing."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TIME

A Briefer History of Time: How technology changes us in unexpected ways - 3:56
"From smartphones to smartwatches, clocks are everywhere these days.
But have you ever wondered what life was like before we could measure time?
Video essayist Adam Westbrook delves into the story of the clock, and discovers that
when we learned to mechanize time, we accidentally mechanized something else."

(YouTube)

 

 

TALK2US: Time Adverbs - Video
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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19/02/2015


FOOD

Steak with carrots, baked plantain and stuffed grape leaves with salad: What school lunches look like around the world
(and the UK and US are the most unhealthy)
- with PHOTOS
(dailymail.co.uk)
Thanks to Nancy Hughes (Ac. Lille)

32 Delicious Sandwiches From Around The World - with PHOTOS
(buzzfeed.com)

Elle immortalise les petits-déjeuners du monde pour dénoncer le mode de vie américain - with PHOTOS
(mrmondialisation.org)
Thanks to Josiane BEHENGARAY (Ac. Rouen)

Let's eat the American way!
" Un Powerpoint qui me servira d'introduction à ma séquence "Let's eat the American way", à faire avec un travail en groupe
(prévu pour six groupes, la constitution des groupes est donnée à titre indicatif)."

- Let's eat the American way - PowerPoint d'Introduction
- Présentation Team A pour 2
- Présentation Team B pour 3
- Présentation Team C pour 3
- Présentation Team D pour 3
- Présentation Team E pour 2
- Présentation Team F pour 3
- Présentation Team G pour 3

Créés par Bérangère BERGERON GIUDICELLI (Ac. Toulouse)


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LANGUAGES

Portail Langues Vivantes National
(eduscol.education.fr)
Thanks to Yvan BAPTISTE (Ac. Montpellier)

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CORGI

How to draw… a corgi
"To celebrate the Queen's official birthday, Steven Antony gives a lesson in drawing a very gorgeous corgi." 

(theguardian.com)
Thanks to Nancy Hughes (Ac. Lille)

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STORY

The Queen's Hat - Steve Antony (writer and illustrator)
E-book press HERE
(steveantony.com)
Thanks to Nancy Hughes (Ac. Lille) :
"Un superbe petit livre, pour du 'story telling' en primaire ou à exploiter, même en 6ème."

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17/02/2015


AMUR TIGERS

Rare Tiger Cub Makes Her Debut - 14 February 2015
"Amur Tigers, also known as Siberian Tigers, are the largest of the six surviving Tiger subspecies. 
Native to far eastern Russia, the population of Amur Tigers dropped to fewer than 50 cats in the 1940s. 
Today, thanks to improved law enforcement against illegal hunting, there are now nearly 400 Amur Tigers in the wild. 
While Amur Tigers are still listed as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature,
scientists are hopeful that the upward trend will continue for these magnificent cats."

(zooborns.com)

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RESCUE

Dog alerts police officer, helps save owners life
(YouTube)

 

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IRREGULAR VERBS

Irregulat Verbs Online
Application dont le "but est de simplifier la gestion des verbes irréguliers pour les professeurs d'anglais.
Elle permet aussi la génération de tests aléatoires à partir des verbes étudiés en un clic. Les élèves disposent de 2 modules d'entraînement."

Pour 10€ par an, bénéficiez d'un accès pour 8 classes (Gratuit jusqu'en juin 2015).
Application créée par Rodolphe Maurel et un collègue.
(irregularverbsonline.com)

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THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Interesting facts about the English language (and why you might want to learn!)
(visual.ly)

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RIO DE JANEIRO CARNIVAL

RIO DE JANEIRO CARNIVAL 2015 - PHOTOS
(20minutes.fr)

 

Rio's carnival
(BBC)

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SMARTPHONES

Young woman electrocuted while taking a bath after her smartphone fell into the water
(worldwideweirdnews.com)

Can you be electrocuted by your smartphone? - ARTICLE + VIDEO
(CNN)

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Lance ARMSTRONG

Lance Armstrong given $10m bill after losing lawsuit - 16 February 2015
"Lance Armstrong must pay $10m (£6.51m) in damages after losing a lawsuit with insurance firm SCA Promotions Inc...
Armstrong admitted to doping and was found to have lied in proceedings. ..."

(BBC)

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CYBER BANK ROBBERS

Cyber bank robbers steal $1bn, says Kaspersky report - 16 February 2015
"Up to 100 banks and financial institutions worldwide have been attacked in an "unprecedented cyber robbery", claims a new report."

(BBC)

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