BACK TO :
RESCOL 1

RESCOL 2
January Part 3

 


Click on the picture.

JANUARY 2017 - PART 4 - NEW SITES

01 - The Year 2017 - Review
01 - New Year
06 - Epiphany
11 - International Day of the Girl
15 - Martin Luther King Day
25 - Burns Night
26 - Australia Day
26 - India Day




16/01/2018


NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

New Year Resolutions - Useful words and expressions - a lesson
(esolcourses.com)

(Permalink)


MLK

MLK: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
(brainyquote.com)

(Permalink)


LESSON PLAN

Bokeh: Modals for Speculation - a lesson with a movie segment
"This is a great, intriguing movie that takes place in Iceland, a really beautiful country. 
The story makes you reflect upon the meaning of life and relationships. A must see."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

(Permalink)


SIMILES AND METAPHORS

Similes and Metaphors (Lindsay Carmichael) - PowerPoint - with activities
(primaryresources.co.uk)

See: Metaphor, Simile & Onomatopoeia

(Permalink)


CES 2018

The robots of CES 2018 - 14 January 2018
"Robots of all shapes and size have been competing for attention at the annual CES show in Las Vegas.
From pole dancing art installations, to robots who clean and some who just refuse to respond." 

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

 

CES 2018: Food store AI sees what you put in basket - 13 January 2018
"An artificial intelligence-based system is being developed to spot what goods shoppers pick up in convenience stores
so that they can be charged without having to queue at the till.
A prototype version of the technology by the San Francisco start-up Aipoly is on show at the CES tech show.
Amazon is known to be working on similar technology.
BBC Click's Lara Lewington tried it out."

(BBC)

 

(Permalink)


COLD WEATHER WORKOUTS

Good, Bad of Cold-weather Workouts - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 15 January 2018
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

(Permalink)


TRUMP

Donald Trump takes on Dick Durbin over 'racial slur' - 15 January 2018
"President Donald Trump has said he was "totally misrepresented" by those saying he used the term "shithole" to describe African nations last week."

+ Was Trump's alleged slur actually racist?
+ Video: Trump voters grade president's first year
+ Video: The countries with Temporary Protected Status that Trump could be talking about
+ Video: Trump's alleged remarks 'a punch in guts'
+ Video: The missing - consequences of Trump's immigration crackdown

+ What has actually changed under Trump?
+ What promises has Trump kept as president?
+ 11 things we never said before Trump

(BBC)

Trump insists 'I am the least racist person' as outrage over remarks continues - with a video - 15 January 2018
"The US president was condemned by the United Nations and the African Union after reports he referred to certain nations as ‘shitholes’."

(theguardian.com)

'It's all explosive': Michael Wolff on Donald Trump - 14 January 2018
(theguardian.com)

(Permalink 1) (Permalink 2)


ISIS

Mosul six months after Isis was ousted – then and now - with pictures
"Iraqi forces defeated Islamic State in Mosul in July 2017 after intense battles that reduced it to ruins.
Six months on, photographer Ahmad Al-Rubaye compared sites across the historic city."

(theguardian.com)

Children of Terror Left Behind in Iraq - Text + Audio + Pictures - 15 January 2018
"As Iraqi officials deal with the children IS left behind — orphans, children of sex slaves and children of foreign fighters 
— aid workers say they want to protect the youngest ones from their painful beginnings."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

(Permalink)


REFUGEES

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh and Myanmar agree repatriation timeframe - 16 January 2018
"Bangladesh says it has agreed a timeframe with Myanmar for repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled an army crackdown last year...
Myanmar has agreed to accept 1,500 Rohingya every week, Bangladesh says, adding that it aims to return all of them to Myanmar within two years."

+ Bangladesh upholds Rohingya marriage ban
+ Seeing through the official story in Myanmar
+ Is refugee crisis 'textbook ethnic cleansing'?
+ Is refugee crisis 'textbook ethnic cleansing'?
+ Could Aung San Suu Kyi face Rohingya genocide charges?
+ Video: Rohingya Muslims displaced from Tula Toli village in Rakhine State gave disturbing accounts to BBC Newsnight (Contains upsetting scenes)
(BBC)

(Permalink)


DAILY LIFE

'I miss school to fetch clean water' - with pictures - 14 January 2018
"Mario Macilau was 23 in 2007 when he swapped his mother's mobile phone for a Nikon camera.
Photography wasn't new to him, however, as he had been taking pictures of daily life in his home town in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique,
since he was 14 years old."

(BBC)

(Permalink)


WORLD RECORD FOR AVIARY

World record for Indian aviary that houses thousands of birds - 15 January 2018
"An Indian aviary has been awarded a Guinness World record for having the largest number of different bird species in one place.
Talkative cockatoos, colourful parrots and affectionate sun parakeets are among the 2000 birds on show
at the Shuka Vana or parrot park in India's southern Mysore city."  

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

(Permalink)


BLACK DEATH

Black Death 'spread by humans not rats' - 15 January 2018
"Rats were not to blame for the spread of plague during the Black Death, according to a study."

(BBC)

(Permalink)


VIDEOS

Why Is It So Hard To Fall Asleep?
"Falling asleep might be difficult, but if you're having trouble, here might be some causes and solutions."

(YouTube)

 

 

CGI **Award-Winning** Animated Short Film HD. "The Boy In The Bubble". By Alan Rickman
"Rupert, a ten year old boy, falls hopelessly in love for the first time. When it all goes terribly wrong, he wishes never to experience heartache again.
Turning to a book of magic, he invokes a spell to shield him from emotion forever."

(YouTube)
"There are situations in life that make us wish we had a bubble around us, to shield us from physical and emotional pain..."

(Neatorama)

 

 

CGI Animated Short Film "Creature From The Lake Short Film" by ISART DIGITAL
"In the 80s, a manly and experienced monster hunter hero of a low-budget TV show, followed by his fat cowardly camerawoman go to a remote lake
on the night of a full moon, when mysterious disappearances tend to occur."

(YouTube)

 

(Permalink 1) (Permalink 2) (Permalink 3)


PLASTIC WASTE

EU declares war on plastic waste
"Brussels targets single-use plastics in an urgent clean-up plan that aims to make all packaging reusable or recyclable by 2030...
The EU wants 55% of all plastic to be recycled by 2030 and for member states to reduce the use of bags per person from 90 a year to 40 by 2026."

(theguardian.com)

(Permalink)


WORKING-CLASS PUBS

Life in London's working-class pubs – in pictures
"We Could Be Heroes, an exhibition of images by the photographer Marco Sconocchia, is billed as ‘bringing to life the world and underworld of modern Britain’."

(theguardian.com)

(Permalink)


THE BRITISH SEASIDE

The Great British Seaside – in pictures
"An exhibition of the best of British beach photography from the 1960s to the present, featuring work by Martin Parr, Tony Ray-Jones, Simon Roberts and David Hurn,
is at The National Maritime Museum from 23 March to 30 September 2018. Buy the book here."

(theguardian.com)

(Permalink)


FAMOUS BUILDINGS

The hidden interiors of 21 of the world's most famous buildings - 24 pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)

(Permalink)


RELIGIOUS COUNTRIES

Mapped: The world's most (and least) religious countries - 14 January 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

(Permalink)


ROBOTS

Scientists Aim to Give AI to Robot Cat That Helps the Elderly - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 14 January 2018
"Two years ago the Hasbro toy company created a robotic cat that acts as a companion to older people.
Now the company has partnered with Brown University to improve this machine in ways that could make it even more helpful."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

(Permalink)


SELFIES

Why selfies can be a force for social good
"A new book suggests they empower the marginalised at a time when visibility equates political power.
Is that true? Devon Van Houten Maldonado takes a look."

(BBC)

(Permalink)


MLK

US Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Honored - Text + Audio + Pictures
"Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American civil rights leader. He was killed in 1968 at the age of 39.
The United States remembers and honors him with a holiday on the third Monday in January."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

(Permalink)

14/01/2018


HITCHCOCK

'Rear Window'
Un travail que Francis Henne donne en 3ème dans le cadre du thème "Cinéma" dans New Spring 3ème :
- Rear Window
(pdf)
- Rear Window shots (pdf)
- Rear Window questions (pdf)
- Rear Window questions COR (pdf)
- Rear Window cours (pdf)
- Rear Window fiche COR (pdf)

(Permalink)


NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS

New Year Celebrations Around the World - Worksheets and exercises + Lessons + Quizzes
(esolcourses.com)

(Permalink)


EXTREME SPORTS

Unit 14: Extreme sports - Lesson plan
Past perfect continuous
(BBC)

(Permalink)


MUDSLIDES

California mudslide: Rescuers hunt for survivors and victims - with pictures and videos - 11 January 2018
"Hundreds of rescuers are combing through the wreckage of an area of southern California that was engulfed by mudslides."
+ Video: A family of five and their two dogs were rescued from the roof of their house in Santa Barbara

+ Video: Residents of Montecito went back to their homes to salvage belongings
+ Video: Oprah shares mudslide carnage
+ California mudslides: Before and after
+ In pictures: Mudslides cause chaos

(BBC)

Deadly California mudslide 'like Niagara falls' as hills turn to rivers of debris - 10 January 2018
"At least 17 people have been killed, with the death toll expected to rise, after heavy rains caused a violent mudslide exacerbated by recent wildfire damage."

+ California mudslides: ‘It looked like a world war one battlefield’ – video
+ Trapped teenager rescued from mudslide in California – video
(theguardian.com)

(Permalink)


SLAVERY

A History of Slavery in the United States
"Browse through a timeline of America's 'peculiar institution'."

(nationalgeographic.org)

(Permalink)


TRUMP

Trump calls immigrant nations "sh*thole" countries (January 14, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"US President Donald Trump has caused outrage worldwide after he reportedly made racially charged comments."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Vulgar Language - Level 4  or  Vulgar Language - 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)

'There's no other word but racist': Trump's global rebuke for 'shithole' remark - 13 January 2018
"US diplomats around the world were summoned for formal reproach, amid global shock over Trump calling African nations, Haiti and El Salvador ‘shitholes’."

+ Trump's 'shithole' comments 'racist and vile', says top Democrat – video
+ Trump's 'shithole countries' remark is racist, says UN - video
(theguardian.com)

President Trump honours MLK amid 'racist slur' controversy - VIDEO - 12 January 2018
"At an event honouring Martin Luther King Jr, Donald Trump was asked about an alleged "racist slur"."

The video contains some strong language.
(BBC)

Trump Denies Using Vulgar Insult at White House Meeting - Text + Audio + Pictures - 12 January 2018
"President Donald Trump has denied that he used an offensive term to describe African nations and Haiti during a White House meeting.
But Senator Dick Durbin said, "You've seen the comments in the press. I have not read one of them that's inaccurate."."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

'Donald Trump' makes an appearance in London - 12 January 2018
"Madame Tussauds gave contractors the opportunity to meet the president by placing a waxwork at the new US embassy site.
Trump originally cancelled his visit to open the Nine Elms building after saying the old offices in Grosvenor Square was sold ‘for peanuts’."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

(Permalink 1) (Permalink 2)


Meghan MARKLE

Girlfriend of Ukip leader suspended after 'racist' Meghan Markle remarks - 14 January 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

(Permalink)


PLASTIC WASTE

Theresa May proposes plastic-free supermarket aisles in green strategy - 11 January 2018
"PM declares war on scourge of plastic waste as she unveils much-heralded 25-year environmental plan."

(theguardian.com)

Environment strategy aims to stop needless plastic waste - with pictures and a video - 11 January 2018
"Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to eradicate all avoidable plastic waste in the UK by 2042."
+ Video: Theresa May: A plan to 'nurture' environment

+ Where does the plastic bag charge go?
+ Seven charts that explain plastic pollution

+ Six simple ways to cut back on plastic
+ What impact will microbead ban have?

+ Scotland to ban plastic cotton buds
+ Plastic bag charge: 5p levy could be extended
+ Video: Jeremy Corbyn: 25 year plan is too long - do it now

(BBC)

Watch: the alarming statistics behind recycling - 11 January 2018
"As Theresa May pledges to eradicate all avoidable plastic waste in the UK by 2042, take a look at the facts and figures behind recycling."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

(Permalink 1) (Permalink 2)


ISIS

Indonesia, Philippines Hold Talks on Security Cooperation - Text + Audio - 11 January 2018
"The Philippines and Indonesia are working together to stop supporters of the Islamic State terror group from entering the Philippines.
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi recently met with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in the southern city of Davao for talks."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

(Permalink)


CES 2018

20 Hot Technology Products at CES 2018 - 10 January 2018
"Each year, companies show off the latest developments in technology at the Las Vegas consumer electronics show.
The current show is no different, so we’ve put together a list of some of the most interesting new products from CES 2018."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

(Permalink)


ROBOT ALBUM

Is this the world's first good robot album?
"Hello World is a new album that features everything from cowboy sci-fi to Europop. It could change the way we think about AI and creativity, writes Alex Marshall."

(BBC)

(Permalink)


ELLIS ISLAND

Immigration - Stories of yesterday and today
(teacher.scholastic.com)

Ellis Island Videos
(history.com)

(Permalink)


GRAFFITI

Bogotá's world-renowned graffiti district – in pictures
"The Colombian capital has been a mecca for street artists since graffiti was decriminalised in 2011.
Businesses commission artists, celebrities leave their tag, and you can even join a tour of iconic works."

(theguardian.com)


"The subjects painted are almost always political. Women’s rights, Colombia’s violent past,
the ‘war on drugs’ and climate change all figure prominently."

(Permalink)


Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein – in charts
"Two centuries after the publication of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, the monster she created still stalks our imaginations.
Adam Frost, Sergio Gallardo and Edu Fuentes piece together the facts behind the myth."

+ Frankenstein at 200 – why hasn’t Mary Shelley been given the respect she deserves?
(theguardian.com)

(Permalink)


WORLD'S BIGGEST WILDLIFE RESERVE

World's biggest wildlife reserve planned for Antarctica in global campaign - 13 January 2018
"Vast 1.8m sq km fishing-free zone would protect species, such as penguins, leopard seals and whales, and help mitigate the effects of climate change."

(theguardian.com)


An emperor penguin colony on the frozen Ross Sea, Cape Washington, Antarctica.

(Permalink)


REFUGEES

Disease Spreading Among Rohingya at Refugee Camp - Text + Audio + Pictures - 13 January 2018
"More than 200 mobile vaccination teams have given about 900,000 doses of oral cholera vaccine to the refugees.
However, another contagious bacterial infection, diphtheria, has appeared."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

(Permalink)