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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?"

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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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