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MARCH 2019

= WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

01 - Saint David's Day
03 - World Wildlife Day
03 - International Women's Day
11 - Commonwealth Day
11 - Mother's Day (in the UK)
13 - Non-smoking Day (in the UK)
15 - World Sleep Day
17 - Saint Patrick's Day
18 - 24 - Skakespeare Week
20 - SPRING
21 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
22 - World Water Day
23 - World Book Day
30 - EARTH HOUR
31 - Daylight Saving Time (in France)


25/03/2019


LESSON PLANS

Voici une page dédiée à Harry Potter avec des idées de cours pour A2/B1 et un premier petit jeu pour commencer niveau A1 :
http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/for-teachers-only/harry-potter.html
par Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)



Balloons deadliest plastic for seabirds (March 24, 2019) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
Try the same news story at these easier levels: Balloons - Level 4  or  Balloons - 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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MUELLER REPORT

Mueller report Q&A: Now what? (30:33) - 25 March 2019
"Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or co-ordinated" with Russia
to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice."

(YouTube)



Mueller report: Trump cleared of conspiring with Russia - 25 March 2019
"US President Donald Trump's campaign did not conspire with Russia during the 2016 election, a summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report says."
+ Video: Mueller report: One summary, two interpretations
+ Video: Mueller report a "complete exoneration", says US President Trump

+ The Trump-Russia saga in 350 words
+ Mueller report: Key lines from Barr summary
+ Read Barr's full summary of the report

+ Mueller hopefuls react to report
+ Who's who in the drama to end all dramas?
+ America's most mysterious public figure

(BBC)

NO CONSPIRACY, BUT ‘DOES NOT EXONERATE’ - with pictures and a video - 24 March 2019
" Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report did not find that Donald Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, but did not exonerate the president on the question of whether he committed obstruction of justice. Attorney General William Barr told Congress in a four-page summary that the special counsel declined to “make a traditional prosecutorial judgment” as to whether the president committed obstruction of justice.
Trump and his allies greeted Barr’s letter as an all-out triumph, while Democrats in Congress are intent on obtaining the full Mueller report."
[HuffPost]

Mueller report a 'complete exoneration' - Donald Trump - Video - 24 March 2019
"US President Trump says he is completely exonerated after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report concluded
he "did not conspire" with Russia during the 2016 election campaign..."

(BBC)

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NATIVE AMERICANS

Native American Mascots, Redface, Logos Are Slowly Disappearing - Text + Audio + Pictures - 24 March 2019
"Native American have tried for years to make people understand that stereotyping Native Americans as violent, uninformed and humorless is deeply offensive."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BREXIT

People's Vote campaign accused of 'overestimating' claims more than one million people attended London march - with pictures - 23 March 2019
"Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators walked from Park Lane to Parliament Square on the 'Put It To The People March' holding placards
which read 'Brexit is Rubbish', 'Revoke Article 50' and 'We Love EU'."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 



Brexit march: '1 million' rally for people's vote - live updates - with pictures and a video - 23 March 2019
Follow the latest updates as people descend on London to march for a second vote on the UK’s departure from the EU

+ Video:Brexit: Thousands attend people’s vote march in London – watch live
+ ‘Fromage not Farage’: the best banners
+ Petition to revoke article 50 passes 4m

(theguardian.com)

'Fromage not Farage': the best placards on the People's Vote march
"The Put it to the People anti-Brexit demonstration takes place in central London"
(theguardian.com)



Martin Rowson on what lies ahead for Theresa May – cartoon - 22 March 2019
(theguardian.com)

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Sir David Attenborough to present climate change documentary - 22 March 2019
"Sir David Attenborough is to present an "urgent" new documentary about climate change for BBC One."
+ Video: Sir David told Prince William it was "difficult to overstate" the threat of climate change

+ Red carpets cancelled after wildfires
+ Celebrity homes destroyed by wildfires

+ What is a climate emergency?
+ Rain melts Greenland ice even in winter
+ 'Attenborough would have rescued penguins'

(BBC)

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CYCLONE IDAI

Cyclone Idai death toll passes 750 with more than 110,000 now in camps - with pictures - 24 March 2019
"Devastated areas of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi brace for the spread of waterborne diseases such as cholera and malaria"

(theguardian.com)

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ROBOT AUTHORS

The rise of robot authors: is the writing on the wall for human novelists? - with pictures - 25 March 2019
"Artificial intelligence can now write fiction and journalism. But does it measure up to George Orwell – and can it report on Brexit?"

(theguardian.com)

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NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand Bans 'Military-Style Weapons after Christchurch Attack - Text + Audio + Pictures - 21 March 2019
"New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a ban of “military-style semi-automatic” weapons.
The ban comes just six days after the mass shootings at two Islamic religious centers in the city of Christchurch. Fifty people died in the attacks."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MOUNTAIN LIONS

New Study Warns Of Extinction Threat For Southern California’s Mountain Lions - 22 March 2019
"They could vanish in 50 years – or be protected by “wildlife corridors,” researchers say.

(huffpost.com)

 

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ISLAMIC STATE

The rise and fall of the Isis 'caliphate' - with pictures - 24 March 2019
"Once a magnet for would-be jihadists worldwide, Islamic State’s dominion collapsed amid infighting and paranoia"

(theguardian.com)

Islamic State group defeated as final territory lost, US-backed forces say - 23 March 2019
"The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says the Islamic State group's five-year "caliphate" is over after the militants' defeat in Syria."
+ Timeline: Islamic State
+ Video: Is this the end for Islamic State?
+ Video: Kurdish TV showed the SDF raising a yellow flag on top of buildings seized from IS in Baghuz

+ Video: IS 'remains a threat', US envoy warns
+ After the caliphate: Has IS been defeated?
+ Islamic State women defiant in face of lost caliphate
+ Tales from inside the chaos left by IS

+ The rise and fall of Islamic State
+ Why is there a war in Syria?

(BBC)

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CHINA CHEMICAL PLANT EXPLOSION

China chemical plant explosion: 'The blast smashed it all' - 22 March 2019
"Dozens of people have died, and hundreds were injured in the blast at a chemical plant in eastern China, making it one of the country's worst industrial accidents in recent times.
The explosion was so powerful it knocked down buildings in the surrounding area."

(BBC)

 

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POACHING

Drugged orangutan found in Russian's airline luggage - with pictures - 23 March 2019
Police at Indonesian airport also found two live geckos and five lizards in suitcase...
The Russian could face up to five years in prison and $7,000 in fines for smuggling, Marbawa said.
Orangutans are a critically endangered species, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, with only about 100,000 remaining worldwide...
Four Indonesian men were arrested last year over the killing of an orangutan shot 130 times with an air gun."

(theguardian.com)

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FREELANCE JOBS

FREELANCE JOBS + Home page
(gofreelance.com)

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20/03/2019


CYCLONE IDAI

Cyclone Idai devastation in pictures
Cyclone Idai has ravaged parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe in what the UN says could be the worst weather-related disaster ever to hit the southern hemisphere.
Millions of people were in the direct path of the cyclone, with the port city of Beira in Mozambique bearing the brunt.
(BBC)

Cyclone Idai: Mozambique survivors desperate for help - with pictures and a video - 20 March 2019
"So far 200 people have been confirmed dead in the southern African country, but the death toll could be much higher.
Those who survived the disaster have had little reprieve to mourn the loss of their loved ones or salvage the little that is remaining of their belongings.
They are in desperate need of food, shelter and clothing, as the BBC's Pumza Fihlani reports from Beira."
+ Video: Cyclone Idai: Survivors rescued by land and air

+ The devastation in pictures
+ 'My hotel haven for cyclone homeless'
+ UN: Cyclone has caused 'massive disaster'

(BBC)

Cyclone Idai 'might be southern hemisphere's worst such disaster' - with pictures and videos - 19 March 2019
"Millions from Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe affected as houses and roads submerged"
(theguardian.com)

Hundreds dead or missing in devastation of Cyclone Idai – in pictures - 19 March 2019
"The 100mph tropical cyclone has affected 1.5 million people across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe"

(theguardian.com)

Hundreds Feared Dead After Cyclone Hits Mozambique - Text + Audio + Pictures - 18 March 2019
""It is a real disaster of great proportions," President Filipe Nyusi said."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Cyclone Idai: Mozambique president says 1,000 may have died - with pictures and a video - 18 March 2019
"Malawi has also been badly hit. The flooding there, caused by the rains before the cyclone made landfall, led to at least 122 deaths, Reliefweb reports."

+ Video: Drone footage shows the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai
+ Africa Live: Updates on this and other African stories
+ School hit by deadly cyclone landslide

(BBC)

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MIGRANTS

Italian authorities order seizure of migrant rescue ship - 20 March 2019
"Volunteers rescued about 50 people off Libya on Tuesday in defiance of government order.
Italian authorities have ordered the seizure of a charity rescue ship after it defied the government’s order not to bring refugees and migrants to Italy."

(theguardian.com)

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THE BORDER THAT DISAPPEARS FOR A DAY EVERY YEAR

The border that disappears for a day every year - 20 March 2019
"This binational celebration commemorates when Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa attacked the US in 1916.
It starts as a two-week cavalcade in Mexico and riders are allowed into the US for the daily festivities."

+ Video: The town without borders for a day
(BBC)

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HOLI CELEBRATIONS

Holi [7]( /ˈhoʊliː/; Sanskrit: होली Holī) "is an ancient Hindu spring festival, originating from the Indian subcontinent.
It is celebrated predominantly in India and Nepal, but has also spread to other areas of Asia and parts of the Western world through the diaspora from the Indian subcontinent.
Holi is popularly known as the Indian "festival of spring", the "festival of colours", or the "festival of love"."

(Wikipedia)

Holi celebrations and a tall ship: Tuesday's best photos - 19 March 2019
"The Guardian’s picture editors bring you photo highlights from around the world"

(theguardian.com)

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BREXIT

Theresa May asks EU for Brexit delay until 30 June - 20 March 2019
"Prime minister says longer delay would mean a failure to deliver on 2016 referendum"

(theguardian.com)

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KirstenKirstBeto O'ROURKE / Bernie SANDERS / Sen. Kirsten GILLIBRAND / Sen. Elizabeth WARREN

WARREN: END THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE - with videos - 19 March 2019
"Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said she fully supports abolishing the Electoral College and moving toward a national popular vote to decide presidential elections, the first time the 2020 presidential candidate has publicly taken the stance. Warren’s comments came just days after Colorado joined 11 other states and the District of Columbia in challenging the Electoral College’s power."

[HuffPost]

WARREN: TIME TO DISCUSS BLACK REPARATIONS - with a video - 19 March 2019
"The senator said the country needs to talk about the injustices of American slavery and “address it head-on.”
She said she would support a “full-blown” congressional discussion about reparations for the descendants of former slaves."

[HuffPost]

BETO ON ABORTION: I TRUST THE WOMAN - with videos - 19 March 2019
"Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke believes every woman should be able to decide for herself when it comes to abortion.
The former Texas congressman was asked whether he was “for” third-trimester abortions.
O’Rourke sidestepped the question slightly and commented on reproductive rights in general.
“The question is about abortion and reproductive rights,” O’Rourke said. “And my answer to you is, that should be a decision that the woman makes. I trust her.”

[HuffPost]

Beto O'Rourke raises $6.1m in first 24 hours, smashing Bernie Sanders' record - 18 March 2019
Quick guide: Which Democrats are running for 2020?
(theguardian.com)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is officially a contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination
and will deliver her first major campaign speech this month outside the Trump International Hotel in New York City.
The senator is officially running for president, two months after announcing that she had formed an exploratory committee.

With a picture and 2 videos - 17 March 2019
(huffpost.com)

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Kids in 123 countries went on strike Friday to protest inaction on climate change. - with photos - 17 March 2019
Photos: kids in 123 countries went on strike to protect the climate.
(vox.com)

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STAGS IN THE CITY

Stags in the city: how deer found their way into our town centres and back gardens - 20 March 2019
"As the UK’s deer population explodes, more of the animals are heading into urban areas. Why – and will they be welcome there?"

(theguardian.com)


"Fallow deer stand by the roadside in London."

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FAST FOOD ADVERTISEMENTS

How Fast Food Advertisements Get Under Your Skin, Whether You Realize It Or Not - 18 March 2019
"Studies show how ads can trigger the reward center of the brain, and it starts during childhood"

(huffpost.com)

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