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16/10/2017

CELEBRATIONS in OCTOBER

16 - World Food Day
19 - Diwali
21 - Battle of Trafalgar Day
24 - United Nations Day
24 - 30 - Disarmament Week
29 - World Stroke Day
31 - Halloween

 


ACTIVITY

Sing: WH-Questions - activity with a movie segment
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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SELFIE

Briton dies in fall from Indian temple - 14 October 2017
"Local reports said Stotesbury, from Buckingham near Oxford, was trying to take a selfie at a temple in Orchha, about 160 miles south of the Taj Mahal."

(theguardian.com)

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PLASTICS

David Attenborough urges action on plastics after filming Blue Planet II - 15 October 2017
"Naturalist says experience making second series of BBC show revealed devastating threat posed to oceans by plastic."

(theguardian.com)

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COSMETIC SURGERY

Women stranded at airport after cosmetic surgery (October 13, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Three Chinese women were left stranded at a South Korean airport after immigration officials said their passport photos did not match their faces."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Cosmetic Surgery - Level 4  or  Cosmetic Surgery - 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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FALSE SAFETY INFORMATION

Japanese Steelmaker Admits False Safety Information - Text + Audio - 13 October 2017
"Kobe Steel has admitted that it offered false inspection information about thousands of tons of its products.
The materials are used to manufacture cars, trains and airplanes. The company says it is investigating and will recheck the safety information."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

California wildfires: Death toll climbs to 31 - with pictures, a map and a video - 13 October 2017
"The number of people confirmed dead in wildfires sweeping northern California has climbed to 31, as officials warned that conditions would worsen."

+ Video: California districts wiped out by wildfires
+ Wineries count cost of wildfires disaster
+ The prisoners fighting wildfires in California

(BBC)

Northern California Wildfires Become Larger - Text + Audio - 12 October 2017
"American weather experts were predicting high winds and low humidity levels in the area on Thursday.
Northern California has experienced many large fires in the past - although the current wildfires are the deadliest in recent memory."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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PARSONS GREEN ATTACK

Parsons Green attack: teenager to stand trial in March - 13 October 2017
"Ahmed Hassan Mohammed Ali, 18, is charged with attempted murder and using the chemical compound TATP to cause an explosion that was likely to endanger life."

(theguardian.com)

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CHICKEN

Read this and you may never eat chicken again - 13 October 2017
"Most meat animals are raised with the assistance of daily doses of antibiotics. By 2050, antibiotic resistance will cause a staggering 10 million deaths a year."

(theguardian.com)

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TRUMP / PROTEST SONGS

'America, stand up' – Eminem's freestyle and the 10 best anti-Trump protest songs (so far) - with videos - 12 October 2017
"Donald Trump used to be lauded in hip-hop tracks for his wealth. Now? Not so much.
These days artists from Joey Bada$$ to Roger Waters and YG are turning their fury with the president into song."

(theguardian.com)

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NORTH KOREA

Machines behind North Korea's nuclear weapons - VIDEO - 12 October 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

North Korea Steals Military Documents from South - Text + Audio - 12 October 2017
"A South Korean lawmaker said defense officials told him that a North Korean computer attack stole a large number of military documents.
Among them were plans to destroy North Korea’s leadership. The attack is said to have taken place in September 2016."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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PENGUINS

Just two penguin chicks from colony of 36,000 survive catastrophic Antarctic breeding season - 13 October 2017
"The disaster for the colony in Terre Adelie in East Antarctica was down to unusually extensive sea ice late in the summer
- despite low ice early in the season - which meant penguins had to travel further for food and the chicks starved...
The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), made up 25 member states and the EU,
are meeting on Monday to consider a proposal for a new marine protected area for the waters off East Antarctica."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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DEATH PENALTY

Texas executes inmate convicted of fatally stabbing a prison guard - 13 October 2017
"A Texas inmate convicted of murdering a prison guard in 1999 was executed by lethal injection Thursday
after the U.S. Supreme Court denied last-minute appeals from his lawyers.
Robert Pruett had been in prison since he was a teenager, after being convicted as an accomplice to a murder committed by his father."

(washingtonpost.com)

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HURRICANE

Jennifer Aniston Makes $1 Million Donation to American Red Cross and Ricky Martin Foundation for Hurricane Relief - with a video - 12 October 2017
(people.com)

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Edgar POE

'The Murders in the Rue Morgue,' by Edgar Allen Poe, Part Five - Text + Audio + Video
"Sometimes complex problems have unusual answers. Crimes, like murder, are sometimes committed in strange ways, as well.
Read about the surprising conclusion to a difficult mystery in this classic American short story by Edgar Allen Poe."

2 videos - One of them is slower.
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

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REFUGEES

Tensions Follow Rohingya Refugees to United States - Text + Audio - 15 October 2017
"More than 500,000 Rohingyas have fled Myanmar since the military launched an anti-terrorist operation in the country’s northwest.
The crisis has increased the number of Rohingya refugees arriving in the United States.
Since 2015, the U.S. has resettled more Rohingya than refugees from Syria.
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(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Harry TRUMAN

Harry Truman: Atomic - Text + Audio + Video + Pictures + Listening quiz
"Truman took office after Franklin Roosevelt died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage. Roosevelt had been president for 12 years.
But Truman was new to the position of vice president. Two other men had earlier served in the office under Roosevelt."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BEES

Bees are Carrying Pesticides into the World’s Honey - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video + Quiz - 15 October 2017
"Studies have shown that the world’s honeybee population is decreasing. Researchers say a combination of chemicals and parasitic organisms are to blame.
Now it turns out that the same chemicals are showing up in the world’s honey supply."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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IDIOMS

55 “House” Idioms
"The integral nature and the ubiquity of houses in our culture has given rise to a number of idiomatic expressions that include the word house.
This post lists such terms."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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12/10/2017


DAY OF THE GIRL

October 11 Marks International Day of the Girl - Text + Audio + Video - 11 October 2017
"The United Nations established the day to bring attention to the needs and difficulties that girls face around the world.
It also calls for empowerment and improved rights of the world’s 1.1 billion girls."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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FRIDAY 13th

Friday the 13th: Why is it unlucky - and how can you take advantage of it? - 12 October 2017
+ Video: Friday 13th: Britons' biggest superstitions
(telegraph.co.uk)

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HALLOWEEN

12 Halloween Traditions From Around the World - with pictures
(mentalfloss.com)

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CHILD OBESITY

New WHO Study Finds Sharp Increase in Child Obesity - Text + Audio + Video - 11 October 2017
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

Child and teen obesity spreading across the globe - with maps - 11 October 2017
"Child and teenage obesity levels have risen ten-fold in the last four decades, meaning 124m boys and girls around the globe are too fat, according to new research."

(BBC)

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SOCIAL MEDIA

The upside of selfies: Social media isn't all bad for kids - Article + Video - 7 October 2014
(cnn.com)

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11/10/2017

HALLOWEEN

6ème Halloween - Video created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens) - 8 October 2017
(YouTube)

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ACTIVITY

'Noah's Ark in Space'
"is a small-group, free-discussion activity aimed at pre-intermediate students and above, in which students are asked to decide which animals should be selected
to go aboard a spacecraft in order to safeguard their survival. The activity can also lead into a good class discussion about why animals are important." 

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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CO BAC

CO Bac:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIXVlJSYVE7Gujx1Lx-JmmQ
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYhinF5E7PBYGRHm7qZLCJw
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpMUYItM2ScMvDgfXH2sQZQ
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4HMWAT2bghStoqJ76FWszQ

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYMi7dHqZfTV7CuZQoE72rw/feed
(YouTube)

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IMMIGRATION COURT

A Day in US Immigration Court - Text + Audio - 9 October 2017
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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HABITS

5 Habits of Very Successful People - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 9 October 2017
"Here are five ideas on how to start your day off right."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"On the left is Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com,
and on the right is Bill Gates, Microsoft Corp. chairman and chief software architect."

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FIRES

California fires: chaos as blaze rages out of control with more than 100 missing - with pictures and videos - 10 October 2017
"Residents reckon with rising death toll and catastrophic devastation, as one of state’s deadliest wildfires burns through wine country north of San Francisco."

+ Drone footage shows devastation caused by California fire – video
+ Sheriff’s deputy drives through raging blaze in California – video
(theguardian.com)

California fires: Deadly wildfires sweep through wine country - with pictures, videos and a map - 10 October 2017
"Parts of California's wine region are being ravaged by fast-spreading fires that have killed at least 10 people."

+ Video: Wildfires rip through California's famous wine country
+ Video: Residents who have fled their home have taken refuge in shelters

+ California fires: In pictures
(BBC)

Wildfires cause destruction and chaos in California – in pictures - 10 October 2017
(theguardian.com)

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BEN & JERRY'S

Ben & Jerry’s to launch glyphosate-free ice-cream after tests find traces of weedkiller - 9 October 2017
"Exclusive: Company pledges products will be free from ingredients tainted with controversial herbicide after survey found traces in its European ice-creams."

(theguardian.com)

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US ELECTION

Google 'uncovers Russian ad campaign linked to US election' - 9 October 2017
"Google has found evidence that Russian agents spent tens of thousands of dollars on adverts in a bid to sway the 2016 US election, media reports say.
Sources quoted by the Washington Post say the adverts aimed to spread disinformation across Google's products including YouTube and Gmail."

+ Russia: The 'cloud' over the White House
+ Can US election hack be traced to Russia?
+ Trump-Russia inquiry: How did we get here?

(BBC)

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EMINEM / TRUMP

Eminem attacks Trump in scathing freestyle rap - 11 October 2017
"Eminem has launched a blistering attack on ‘kamikaze’ Donald Trump in a freestyle rap aired at the BET Hip Hop Awards."

(telegraph.co.uk)

Eminem's takedown of Donald Trump: The most explosive lines - 11 October 2017
"Rapper Eminem took aim at President Donald Trump at Tuesday night's BET Awards in a vicious, four-and-a-half-minute freestyle."
+ Video: Donald Trump makes cryptic comments about "calm before the storm"

(BBC)

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EXPLAINER

Explainer: First Amendment
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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REFUGEES

Number of Romanians and Bulgarians in UK rises to 413,000 - 11 October 2017
"Office for National Statistics report shows nearly 80% increase from 2014 in people from the two countries living in Britain."

(theguardian.com)

France is going to host 10,000 refugees by October 2019 - 10 October 2017
"France will start “within weeks” of the missions in Niger and Chad, to identify people who may benefit from the right of asylum,
on the lists proposed by the united nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), announced Emmanuel Macron on Monday."

(sherbrooktimes.com)

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NORTH KOREA

North Korea 'hackers steal US-South Korea war plans' - 10 October 2017
"Hackers from North Korea are reported to have stolen a large cache of military documents from South Korea,
including a plan to assassinate North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un."

+ Trump: 'One thing will work' with N Korea
+ North Korea-US tension: How worried should we be?
+ Inside the world's most secretive country

+ Can the US defend itself against North Korea?
+ What was Kim Jong-un's most used word?
+ North Korea crisis in 300 words

+ Video: Trump: 'Rocket Man's suicide mission'
(BBC)

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RAQQA

Raqqa: a journey into the destroyed heart of the Islamic State capital - with pictures, maps and videos - 10 October 2017
"Scroll down to follow photographer Achilleas Zavallis and reporter Martin Chulov as they journey from the Iraqi border to the wasteland of the frontline
of the ancient Syrian city where the few remaining Isis fighters are making their last stand."

(theguardian.com)

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HACKER HIJACK

Could a hacker hijack your connected car? - 6 October 2017
"As more carmakers adopt "over the air (OTA)" software updates for their increasingly connected and autonomous cars, is the risk of hacker hijack also increasing?...
Hackers showed two years ago that they could remotely take control of a Chrysler Jeep."

(BBC)

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SPYING

The science of spying: how the CIA secretly recruits academics - with pictures - 10 October 2017
"In order to tempt nuclear scientists from countries such as Iran or North Korea to defect, US spy agencies routinely send agents to academic conferences
– or even host their own fake ones."

(theguardian.com)

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TECHNOLOGY

Be brave for the new world of technology – it will pay off - 9 October 2017
"Technology has become an integral part of many of our lives, but the good and the bad will always remain."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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VAN GOGH

Loving Vincent review – a dreamlike, hand-painted plunge into Van Gogh Land - 10 October 2017
"The artist’s last days appear in swirling, scintillating animated frames – it’s an impressive but weirdly exasperating exercise in style."

((theguardian.com))

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TRADITIONAL COSTUMES

18 incredible traditional costumes from around the world - 9 October 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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LIBRARIES

Ten of the most beautiful modern libraries in the world - with pictures - 10 October 2017
"With the rise of smartphones and Wikipedia, concerns have grown that buildings full of books will become obsolete.
But many of the best and biggest libraries have been built since the millennium."

(BBC)

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ARCHITECTURE

Urban exposure: the world's most striking city architecture photographs - 9 October 2017
"From a wavy waterfront chapel in Cape Town to a giant light-soaked gym in China … here are the highlights of the shortlist
for Arcaid’s 2017 architectural photograph of the year."

(theguardian.com)

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VEHICLES

8 Extreme Vehicles You Never Knew Existed - 18 Auugust 2017
(YouTube)

 

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CINEMA

A History of Ghosts on Film
"Let's take you inside a paranormal picture show."

(denofgeek.com)

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