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BACK TO SCHOOL!

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29/08/2015


SCHOOL

New Teacher Survival Guide: Classroom Management - VIDEO
(teachingchannel.org)
Thanks to Marie-Hélène Prou (Ac. Poitiers)  

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COCKNEY

How to Speak Cockney - Anglophenia Ep 36
"Have a butcher's at this video with your china plates. Not sure what this means?
Learn how to speak Cockney rhyming slang with Anglophenia's Kate Arnell...
"It’s not 100 percent known how cockney rhyming slang — the replacement of a common word with a rhyming phrase — came about, but it’s typically thought that the tricky word play was a type of code amongst groups of people in 19th century London who wanted to speak to each other without others being able to understand (for instance, street merchants who were haggling with customers). The “tricky” part is, in almost all cases, the omission of the secondary rhyming word, making the origin and meaning of the phrase unknown."

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MIGRANTS

Syrians fleeing civil war find European safety via Arctic Circle - 29 August 2015
"Dozens of Syrian refugees have trekked to the far north of Russia this year in an unlikely bid
to reach a little-known Arctic border crossing with Norway."
(theguardian.com)

Migrant lorry deaths: Four suspects in Hungary court - 29 August 2015
"Four suspects have appeared in court in Hungary in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants whose bodies were found in a lorry in Austria."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Why do politicians seem unable to act? - 28 August 2015
+ Video: The rules governing immigration to the EU - explained in 90 seconds
"Thousands of migrants are trying to reach Europe to escape war zones in the Middle East and poverty and turmoil in Africa.
Germany has suspended the Dublin regulation - a system where asylum seekers must make their applications in the first EU country they reach - for Syrians."
""We can't cope!" is the collective cry from across Europe, as the huddled masses spill onto its shores
and scramble over hastily-assembled razor wire fences."

(BBC)

 

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28/08/2015


BUGS

15 Incredible Images of Bugs Up Close
"To browse through the complete collection (which includes not just insects or coloured photos) check out the FEI Flickr page."

(listverse.com)


Spider's head

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PHRASAL VERBS

Most Common Phrasal Verbs in English (5 Pictures)
(timesmagazinus.com)
Thanks to Dorcas PERES (Ac. Aix Marseille)

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PUBS

Are these England's most beautiful pubs? - with PHOTOS - 28 August 2015
"They may not have a historical pedigree stretching back centuries, but 20 pubs across England built between World War One
and World War Two have just been deemed important enough to be granted listed status."

(BBC)

Biggin Hall Hotel, Coventry - now Grade II listed

The Gatehouse in Norwich

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WALLED CITIES

Living in: The world's greatest walled cities
"What’s it like to have a towering piece of history surrounding your backyard? We asked residents of five fortified towns across the globe."

(BBC)


"Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall in Jerusalem's old city."

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FOOTBALL

The Longer View: Football transfers
"From national pastime to big business, football has changed a lot over the years
and today's huge transfer fees are an indication of how money influences the game.
From John Charles to Gareth Bale, football transfers have a long history of hitting headlines.
From the first £1m player to free transfers within Europe, the beautiful game has become a booming industry."

(BBC)

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MARS

Journey to Mars:
Overview
Images
Videos
Media Resources

(nasa.gov)

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STORY

'A Horseman in the Sky' by Ambrose Bierce - - Text + Audio + Video
"Carter Druse lived in Virginia, a southern state during the American Civil War.
He had a tough decision to make - should he join the Confederate Army or the Union Army?
Read this classic American Story to find out what decision he makes, and what it means to his father and fellow soldiers."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

'A Horseman in the Sky' by Ambrose Bierce - Video with the text
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS

8 Back To School Tips Every Student Should Know
(huffingtonpost.com)
Thanks to Sophie Bour (Ac. Nantes)

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Agatha Christie

In pictures: Agatha Christie: Unfinished Portrait
(BBC)

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MIGRANTS

CARTOONS NOVELS
CINEMA PICTURES
HISTORY STATISTICS
INFORMATION STORIES
LESSON PLANS VIDEOS
LISTENING VOCABULARY

 

Europe's life-jacket capital - 28 August 2015
"The city of Izmir on Turkey's Mediterranean coast has long been known as a tourist destination.
But now people fleeing Syria's civil war are using it as a staging post on their journey to Europe and providing shopkeepers
with an unmissable business opportunity, reports the BBC's Manveen Rana."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Libya boats search for more bodies - 28 August 2015
"Fishing boats off the Libyan coast are searching for more bodies after two migrant vessels capsized on Thursday."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Four arrests over Austria lorry deaths - Article + Video - 28 August 2015
"Hungarian police say they have arrested four people over the discovery of the bodies of 71 migrants, thought to be Syrian, in a lorry in Austria.
Three of those arrested are Bulgarian and one is Afghan."

(BBC)

As Many as 50 Migrants Found Dead in a Truck in Austria - Text + Audio - 27 August 2015
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Migrant crisis: Grim find of bodies in Austria lorry - Article + Photos + Video - 27 August 2015
"The bodies of between 20 and 50 migrants have been found in a lorry abandoned in a motorway lay-by
near the Austrian border with Hungary, authorities say."

(BBC)

Senegal migrant town Tambacounda mourns its lost sons - 27 August 2015
"People in one of Senegal's poorest areas are in mourning after dozens of their loved ones lost their lives in shipwrecks off the Libyan coast
as they tried to make the treacherous journey to Europe. The BBC's Laeila Adjovi visited them."

(BBC)

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27/08/2015


BACK TO SCHOOL!

Classroom English - Niveau 5ème
by Céline GUERIN

- Classroom English Worksheet - Vocabulary (doc)
- Memory Game - Classroom English 5e (pptx)
- Rules in class - 'can' and voc 1
(pptx)

Franklin Goes To School
(YouTube)
Thanks to Marie-Hélène Prou

 

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IRREGULAR VERBS

Message de Rodolphe Maurel (Ac. Toulouse) :

J'ai le plaisir de vous annoncer que l'application GRAVIR (Gestion Rapide et Autonome des Verbes IRréguliers) est opérationnelle.

Elle permet d'aider les enseignants à gérer les l'enseignement des verbes irréguliers avec leurs classes. Quelques mois de fonctionnement l'an dernier avec une centaine de membres nous ont permis d'améliorer le produit. 

Version de base (gratuite)
- L'enseignant s'inscrit et créée ses classes (4°2, 3°A, 305...)
- Il coche au fur et à mesure les verbes irréguliers vu avec les classes
- Il obtient tout au long de l'année la liste des verbes vus, liste qu'il peut consulter ou imprimer. Les élèves peuvent également accéder à cette liste également et l'imprimer.

Dans la version premium :
- L'enseignant peut proposer à ses élèves 2 modules d'entraînement sur les verbes vus en classe
- Il bénéficie de la fonction Imprimer ou Projeter un test aléatoire en un clic à partir des verbes vus.
N'hésitez pas à tester.
Tout est expliqué et détaillé sur www.irregularverbsonline.com. Ça ne prend que 2 minutes de se faire un compte.

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RUGBY

Rugby Union Rules - a worksheet (docx)
created by Mauricette Casabonne-Angla (Ac. Bordeaux) - with a video

 

 

Rugby World Cup 2015: Team guides for all 20 of the countries competing for the Webb Ellis Cup in England - VIDEO
(telegraph.co.uk)
Thanks to Virginie Martinez (Ac. Montpellier)

Le rugby - Séquences pédagogiques :
- A1-A2 (Primaire-6e) : Le tournoi des VI nations
- A2-B1 (Collège) : La coupe du monde de rugby de 2007
- B1-B2 (Lycée) : Les All Blacks

(reseau-canope.fr)
Thanks to Véronique Schied (Ac. Strasbourg)


How to Play Rugby: Part 4
((kids-sports-activities.com) )
avec une exploitation d'Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens) :
- Rules 2015 (pdf)
- Reading comprehension - Students' worksheet
(pdf)
(kids-sports-activities.com)

Exploitation de la video : Rugby World Cup 2015 - Team Talk par Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens) :
- Script (doc)
- Worksheet + Video (docx)
- Worksheet + Video (pdf)
- Diaporama - Correction (pptx)


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RECORDS

60 years of Guinness World Records - VIDEO - 27 August 2015
(BBC)

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SEGREGATION

Cartoon: Segregated Train Carriages for Women
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + COMMENTARY + PRONUNCIATION + LESSON IDEA + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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ALPHABET / SONGS

Here are some videos. They will help you pronounce your alphabet correctly
"Differents styles, make your choice and learn your alpabet!"
(classroom208.over-blog.com)
Thanks to Corinne Desloges (Ac. Reims)

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MIGRANTS

UK net migration hits record high - VIDEO - 27 August 2015
"Net migration to the UK is at an all-time high, reaching 330,000 in the year to March, the Office for National Statistics has said.
The figure - the difference between the number entering the country and those leaving - is more than three times higher than the government's target."

(BBC)

Migrants crisis: Austria and Balkans call for EU answer - Article + Video - 27 August 2015
"Serbia and Macedonia have told a summit in Vienna the EU must come up with an action plan to respond to the influx of migrants into Europe."

(BBC)

Viewpoint: Treat refugees as a development issue - 27 August 2015
"Europe is facing a mass influx of refugees from outside the region for the first time in its history, as people flee persecution and conflict in countries such as Syria and Iraq. And its politicians are struggling to find a coherent response."

(BBC)

Europe migrants: Tracing perilous Balkan route to Germany - Article + Photos + Videos - 26 August 2015
"For many thousands of migrants heading to Europe from the Middle East, the long route to a new life
now lies through Greece and the Western Balkans with the ultimate destination in Germany and other northern EU countries."

(BBC)

Migration: Are more people on the move than ever before? - 28 May 2015
"From the Mediterranean to the Andaman, it's been a season of despair,
the faces of migrants haunting television screens and dominating headlines."

(BBC)

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MUSIC

12 musical instruments
"There are 2 activities on this page. First solve the crossword, then unjumble the words below."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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SPACE

Galactic Suite Design "is an aerospace design company based in BarcelonaSpain.
The company develops concepts, design and interiors of habitats and vehicles.[1] 
The project that first brought the company into the public eye was the Galactic Suite Space Resort,
which intends to develop a private small space station at LEO, the orbital segment of a space tourism experience,
which will also include intensive training on a tropical island.[2]"

(Wikipedia)

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SECRET SOCIETIES

10 Strange Secret Societies That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
"Arguably the most famous one – the Freemasons – really isn’t all that secret...
Many people have heard of the Illuminati, of Skull and Bones and of the Rosicrucians...
But what about the clandestine groups that were, in fact, more secret? The ones that nobody remembers any more; the ones that thrived
– and died – in the shadows? We did some digging, and found traces of some fascinating organisations."

(urbanghostsmedia.com)


The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

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HOBBIES

Top 10 Deadliest Hobbies — TopTenzNet
(YouTube)

 

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HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

31 Amazing Facts about Household Items
(neatorama.com)

 

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ENVIRONMENT

10 Places in Most Need of an Environmental Cleanup - with PHOTOS
(whenonearth.net)

 

20 Countries that are Used as Dumping Grounds for Your Waste
"The safe disposal of waste, especially electronic waste, remains a challenge for many industrialized countries.
Due to the difficulties and cost associated with proper disposal of waste that contains hazardous components
it is often simply shipped to developing countries as used products.
A lot of effort has been made to curb the dumping of waste in countries without the proper facilities to handle these products,
but in many places the practice continues."

(whenonearth.net)


Pakistan

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IVORY

Confiscated ivory crushed at Thai ceremony - VIDEO - 26 August 2015
"Thailand has destroyed more than two tonnes of illegal ivory in a public ceremony.
Tom Milliken, from the international wildlife trade monitoring network, Traffic, said
the Thai government wanted to show its commitment to ending the illegal trade in ivory.
Thailand's prime minister put the first tusk into a large crushing machine before ivory tusks, trinkets and jewellery were destroyed."
(BBC)

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THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL

The Edinburgh festival (in August) - 25 August 2015
(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

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25/08/2015


ENGLAND / RUGBY

VisitEngland | RWC 2015 | INTERNATIONAL AD
"England in 2015 offers more than just rugby. So wherever you’re from, discover your England...
To celebrate the Rugby World Cup 2015 VisitEngland has called upon a host of international ‘super fans’ and unique English characters
to give a special performance of the unofficial national anthem ‘Jerusalem’.
Available to view in 4K, the film showcases iconic attractions and landscapes from across the country, including Hadrian’s Wall, The Tyne Bridge, Brighton Pier, the Yorkshire Dales, Bath’s Royal Crescent, Tower Bridge and Twickenham."

(YouTube)

 

The Real History of Rugby
"With the Rugby World Cup 2015 in England too big to miss, VisitEngland presents The Real History of Rugby.
From its invention by William Webb Ellis at Rugby School in 1823 to the first ever streaker,
at Twickenham in 1974 anything else is a load of old balls." 

(YouTube)

 

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REFUGEES

Europe 'must open official channels for migrants' - 25 August 2015
"European leaders should do more to open up and help migrants instead of using language that dismisses their rights,
a UN expert on migrant rights has said."

(BBC)

 

Europe commissioner: 'EU has duty to protect refugees' - VIDEO - 25 August 2015
"Europe's commissioner for migration has promised "a war against people smugglers" and said
migrants who have travelled to the EU for purely economic reasons will be returned home.
Dimitris Avramopoulos also said that refugees fleeing conflict are entitled to be in Europe.
Chris Buckler reports from Athens."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: The fence being built to keep the migrants out - VIDEO - 24 August 2015
"The number of migrants trying to reach Europe is continuing to rise, with many travelling through Hungary
in an effort to get into the EU's passport free zone.
More than 120,000 migrants have arrived there this year, triple the number in 2014.
In an effort to stem the flow, the government in Budapest is building a 110 mile long fence along its border with Serbia.
Ed Thomas reports from the border between Serbia and Hungary."

(BBC)

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DRONES

Could consumer tech help tackle wildfires? - VIDEO - 25 August 2015
"Firefighters in Santa Barbara, California are combining consumer thermal imaging technology and drones to help monitor wildfires.
Drought and high temperatures has seen large parts parts of the western US ablaze.
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak reports."

(BBC)

How drones are transforming movies - VIDEO - 22 August 2015
"Getting closer than a helicopter, higher than a crane, and as steady as a dolly
- drones are fast becoming an essential part of the professional filmmaker's kit.
Compact drones can now carry heavy camera equipment into the air for spectacular aerial filming
and shoot rock-steady shots in the most unforgiving of environments.
BBC Click's Spencer Kelly went to Norway for a demonstration from film production company Fram Film."

(BBC)

Could ambulance drones appear on the battlefield? - VIDEO - 3 June 2014
"Removing casualties from remote battlefields is often dangerous and highly skilled work for helicopter pilots.
But a prototype air ambulance drone developed by Tactical Robotics is hoping to make these evacuations safer.
Part funded by the Israel's Ministry of Defence, the AirMule, has a top speed of 120 knots (140 mph, 190 km/h)
and can reach an altitude of 12,000 ft (3,600 m).
BBC Click's Jen Copestake reports."

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ANIMALS

Study Finds Fewer Tigers Than Once Thought - VIDEO - 24 August 2015
"A population count in 2004, found 440 tigers in the Bangladeshi part of the Sundarbans forest, the world’s largest mangrove forest.
But, a recent study found only 182."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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24/08/2015


SONG

H-Burns - In The Wee Hours
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"at night sometimes I can't fake it 
I close up and get out of sight 
oh to drive down the Seventy five, 
in some foolish quest to make it back 
If I don't start turning around now 
I' ll end up on the crazy side..." 

(greatsong.net)
(in the wee hours = "aux petites heures du matin" in French)

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SUMMER REVIEW 2015

Summer Review 2015 - Created by Virginie Langlois (Ac. Rouen)
- Summer Review 2015 - for students (pdf)
- Summer Review 2015 (ppt)

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RUGBY WORLD CUP

Rugby World Cup - Liens transmis par Estelle Sanchez (Ac. Lille) :
- pour des printables : http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/rugby-world-cup
- informations générales sur la RWC :
http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/organisation-and-mission
- histoire du rugby :
https://rugbyschool.fluencycms.co.uk/A-History-of-Rugby-Football
- worksheets et autres docs sur la RWC (interview) :
http://www.newstandpoints.com/fr/rugby-comes-home/
- sur les règles du rugby ( complet mais (un peu) long) :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkCxbX15zvI ou
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smnuRhNtT2E
- RWC wall chart :
http://www.worldcupwallcharts.com/wp-content/uploads/rugby-world-cup-2015-wall-chart.pdf
(pour pronostics avec les élèves)

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NUMBERS

Playlist: Alltime Numbers - 120 videos
(YouTube)
Thanks to Magali Guillaume (Ac. Versailles)

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DISMALAND

A Peek Inside the Galleries and a Playlist of Short Films Showing at Banksy’s Dismaland
(thisiscolossal.com)

Dismaland : visite guidée du « parc d’attractions » de Banksy - VIDEO - 24 August 2015
(lemonde.fr)
Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

It Turns Out Banksy's Probably Been Trolling Us All Along With 'Dismaland' - 22 August 2015
(theladbible.com)
Thanks to Sandrine Carvalho (Ac. Bordeaux)

 

Banksy Opens Dismaland, the UK’s Most Disappointing New Visitor Attraction - with pictures - 20 August 2015
(twistedsifter.com)
Thanks to Françoise Varillon (Ac. Lyon)

Banksy's Dismaland: 'a theme park unsuitable for children' – in pictures - 20 August 2015
+ Banksy's Dismaland: 'amusements and anarchism' in artist’s biggest project yet
(theguardian.com)
Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

See Inside Banksy’s Dystopian ‘Dismaland’ - 20 August 2015
"In his biggest show to date, the artist, along with an army of collaborators, presents a dystopian theme park
complete with morose employees and 'entry level anarchism'."

(time.com)
Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

Banksy's Dismaland: How to get tickets and everything else you need to know - Article + VIDEO - 20 August 2015
(mirror.co.uk)

The latest enterprise of the street artist and bête noire of the establishment has labelled itself the 'UK's most disappointing new visitor attraction'
- Article + Photos + VIDEO - 20 August 2015
(mirror.co.uk)

Dismaland "is a temporary art project organized by street artist Banksy, constructed in the seaside resort town
of Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England.[1] The secretive pop-up exhibition at the Tropicana, a disused lido,
is "a sinister twist on Disneyland" that opened during the weekend of 21 August 2015.[2] 
Banksy has described it as a "family theme park unsuitable for children.[3]"
Banksy created ten new works and funded the construction of the exhibition himself. The show features 58 artists of the 60 Bansky originally invited to participate, and is scheduled to run until 27 September 2015, for 36 days, with 4,000 tickets available for purchase per day.[4] "

(Wikipedia)

Official web site
(dismaland.co.uk)

 

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COMICS

The comics that are telling a different kind of story - about gender equality
(one.org)
Thanks to Fabienne Arnoux (Ac. Nice)

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RESCUE

Plymouth woman brings stray dog home from holiday in Greece - because it saved her from attack - 19 August 2015
"A CITY student who was attacked by two men in Greece was saved by a stray dog
– and then spent thousands of pounds to bring the heroic pooch home to live with her."

(plymouthherald.co.uk)

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George Washington

George Washington: President, Man, Myth - Text + Audio
“First in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”
That was how one of George Washington’s friends and fellow soldiers described him at his funeral.
He left a long list of accomplishments. Even today, George Washington remains one of the most important people in U.S. history."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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NOISE

Making Noise, Studying the Quiet - Text + Audio - 22 August 2015
"Researchers want to know how humans and animals are affected by noise pollution.
They have already learned that car noise causes migratory birds to flee and fail to gain weight.
They have found that noise lessened the ability of the birdwatchers to identify recorded bird sounds."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LANGUAGE

More Latin for Your English! - Text + Audio - 22 August 2015
"In part two of our series on Latin’s influence on American English, we learn more Latin words and phrases.
From popular movies to rock songs, Latin is used very frequently in American English."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRANSPORT

Futuristic Transportation System Moves Closer to Reality - VIDEO - 23 August 2015
"A company aims to create a high speed transportation system using steel tubes."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MIGRANTS

Migrant flow through Macedonia resumes - Article + Photos + Video - 23 August 2015
"Thousands of migrants have resumed their journey north through Macedonia and into Serbia after Macedonia reopened its border with Greece."

(BBC)

Train track wait for Macedonia migrants - VIDEO - 23 August 2015
"The authorities in Macedonia have been allowing undocumented migrants to cross the border from Greece unopposed,
after scenes of chaos on Saturday as they stormed police lines..."

(BBC)

Asia migrant crisis: New mass graves on Malaysia-Thai border - Article + Photos + Video - 23 August 2015
"New mass graves with 24 bodies thought to be those of migrants have been found in Malaysia, police say."

(BBC)

Migrants crisis: Up to 3,000 people being rescued near Libya coast - 22 August 2015
"Italy's coastguard says a major operation is under way to rescue up to 3,000 migrants off the coast of Libya."

(BBC)

Sold for ransom: On the trail of Thailand's human traffickers - Article + Photos + Video- 22 May 2015
(BBC)

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22/08/2015


SUMMER REVIEW 2015

SUMMER REVIEW 2015 created by Pascale Brossard (Ac. Rouen):
Summer Review 2015 (.doc)

Summer Review 2015 - Corrigé (.doc)
Summer Review 2015 (pptx)

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MIGRANTS

Macedonia migrants: Groups board train at border - Article + Photos + Video - 22 August 2015
"Macedonian authorities have allowed some migrants to board a train north overnight,
as many more remain trapped on the country's border with Greece."

(BBC)

Macedonia migrants: Truncheons and riot shields used - Video - 22 August 2015
"Macedonia has defended its handling of security at the country's border with Greece,
where migrants were beaten back with truncheons and riot shields.
Thousands of refugees clashed with police, and the government declared a state of emergency as the migrants
- many from the Middle East - try to reach northern EU states."

(BBC)

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ANIMAUX

Rats Trained to Find Land Mines in Cambodia - Text + Audio + Video - 21 August 2015
"They can search an area of 100 square meters in less than 20 minutes. A human would need four or five days to examine the same area.
Land mines have killed an estimated 20,000 Cambodians since the civil war ended 40 years ago."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MUSIC

Movie Shows Rap Group 'Straight Outta Compton' - Text + Audio + Video - 21 August 2015
"The music genre known as gangster, or gangsta, rap was born in the poor, dangerous neighborhood of Compton, in Los Angeles, California.
The violence of street life there and tense relations between the community and police influenced the sound."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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21/08/2016


SONG

Moby - Mistake
(YouTube)
The lyrics are below the video on YouTube.
"Don't speak to me this way, don't ever let me say
Don't leave me again, don't leave me again..."

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ART

5 digital sources of thought-provoking art for classrooms
"Pictures can do so much more than say a thousand words. Beyond having the power to transport students to another country or era, art can cement class ideas, give life to a historical personality, or enhance (and sometimes, reinvent) stories from classical literature or modern novels...
The following is a set of my favorite museum websites, YouTube channels, art history/visual arts resources, and arts education blogs.
 
I’ve collected them during my studies and throughout blog writing. They can be applied to many content areas, age levels and specialties. 
Here are some suggestions for how they can be made relevant in certain courses..."

(ditchthattextbook.com)

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THE PARLIAMENT

An Introduction to Parliament
"This short animation introduces the UK Parliament, including its structure, how laws are made, holding Government to account
and how you can get your voice heard. View the whole film here in around eight minutes, or pick a chapter using the links below...
Chapters:
1:08 Parliament Structure: the function and make-up of the three parts of Parliament.
2:46 Holding Government to Account: how Parliament checks and challenges the work of Government.
3:51 Making Laws: follow the making of a law from proposal to becoming an Act of Parliament.
5:10 Elections and Voting: the different types of election and a look in detail at the general election.
6:35 Your Voice: how to have a voice in Parliament, from voting to petitioning and campaigning."

(YouTube)

 

How does the House of Lords work?
And what are the roles and responsibilities of its Members?
This animation gives a range of opinions to help you tackle this question with your students. You can also download the supporting teachers' pack on the Parliament website.
Explore all the House of Lords resources at:
http://www.parliament.uk/lords-resource"

(YouTube)

 

 

What is the House of Commons?
"Explore the House of Commons, including how it all began, its main functions, how its members are elected and the role of MPs."

(YouTube)

 

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THE RAVEN

The mysterious tale of Charles Dickens's raven
"Charles Dickens’s beloved pet raven not only inspired the author but other great artists. Lucinda Hawksley tells the story of a charismatic bird...
Although there is no concrete proof, most Poe scholars are in agreement that the poet’s fascination with Grip was the inspiration
for his 1845 poem The Raven.  "
(BBC)
Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

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ENDANGERED

New Zealand hunters apologise over accidental shooting of takahē - 21 August 2015
"An inquiry is under way into how a cull of somewhat similar-looking pukeko birds has led to the slaughter of 5% of the wild population of takahē."

(theguardian.com)

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BUSES

Bizarre Buses
(darkroastedblend.com)

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STORY

'The Return of a Private' by Hamlin Garland - Text + Audo + Video
"A soldier is returning from the American Civil War. As he gets closer to home, his fears begin.
He worries about how he will take care of his family and farm. He is tired and weak, and has little money.
How will his wife react to this man who has changed so much from the one she knew?"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

'The Return of a Private' by Hamlin Garland - Video with the text
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LESSON PLANS


"Voici certainement ma séquence préférée entre toutes, une plongée dans l'univers d'Harry Potter pour faire réviser aux élèves un tas de choses de 6e : jour/heure pour l'emploi du temps, must/can pour le règlement, les vêtements, les affaires scolaires, et j'en passe.
En tâche finale, les élèves jouent le rôle d'un parent d'élève face à Dumbledore pour connaître l'organisation de l'école,
mais ils auront fait plein de choses avant cela dont une petite visite sur Diagon Alley qui est vraiment une partie de plaisir partagé.
Voici sur TpT plusieurs documents créés pour cette séquence..."

(myvirtualclassroom.over-blog.com)


Première séquence de lecture suivie en 5e avec comme trame de fond Charlie et la Chocolaterie.
En tâche finale, les élèves font passer le casting pour élire le meilleur candidat. C'est une séquence qui a en général beaucoup de succès.
Voici les worksheets utilisées..."

(myvirtualclassroom.over-blog.com)

 


"Voici une séquence que j'avais délaissée l'an passé et qui m'a manquée au point que j'avais envie d'y revenir.
Les élèves ont toujours beaucoup de choses à dire sur le sujet, et il n'est pas difficile de trouver des documents authentiques sur le sujet.
En anticipation de la séquence, j'utilise deux documents qui interpellent les élèves..."

(myvirtualclassroom.over-blog.com)

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20/08/2016


VIDEO GAMES

Video games - Special report - 15 June 2015
News and analysis on the global games industry

(BBC)

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SUPERHEROES

Before Marvel and DC: Superheroes of the ancient world
"Comic book tales of masked do-gooders now dominate cinemas, but these stories are not new
- in fact, they have their origins in antiquity, writes Natalie Haynes."

(BBC)

The 10 weirdest superhero films
"Hollywood’s superhero obsession has recently spawned some quirky comic-book adaptations, such as Ant-Man
- but these are not the strangest in the genre. Luke Buckmaster rounds up the most bizarre."

(BBC)

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YEATS

Where Yeats spoke with ghosts
"Alice Miller travels through Ireland, from Sligo to Dublin, following in the footsteps of one of the greatest poets of the 20th Century.
William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet, Senator, Nobel Laureate – and a firm believer in ghosts."
(BBC)

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ANIMAUX

Ivory poaching: UK troops sent to Gabon to fight illegal trade - 20 August 2015
"The 12 Northern Ireland-based soldiers are on their way to the African country, which has seen widespread elephant killings for their tusks."

(BBC)

Scientists Test Ways to Save Rhinos - Text + Audio + Video - 19 August 2015
"The African rhino is a endangered species. One of its kind, the northern white rhino is on the brink of extinction in the wild. Only four remain.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is home to three of the world’s last rhino. Scientists are using two different experiments to try to save them."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TESTS

More Comparisons Between English Tests - VIDEO - 19 August 2015
"An international student offers her own advice about taking two of the major exams of English language knowledge for foreign speakers."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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STARS

Culture stars who died in 2015 - with photos
(telegraph.co.uk)

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SWEETS

Favourite traditional British sweets: in pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)

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MIGRANTS

Europe migrant crisis - Special report
- Watch/Listen
- Latest news
- Features and Analysis

- Background
(BBC)

British police to be deployed in Calais for first time over migrant crisis amid over French authorities - 20 August 2015
"Theresa May, the Home Secretary, announces that British police will help track down criminal gangs that are smuggling migrants into Britain."

(telegraph.co.uk)

Calais crisis: British police to be deployed to target people-smuggling - Article + Video - 20 August 2015
"Collaborative UK-French border security operation to be announced by Theresa May,
as efforts continue to tighten security around Channel crossings."

(theguardian.com)

Polish migrants to strike and give blood to demonstrate importance to UK - 20 August 2015
"Thousands of British Poles to down tools, while others will take part in mass blood donation, as part of dual protests to combat negative attitudes."

(theguardian.com)

French riot police in battle with Calais migrants, in pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)

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19/08/2016


GRAMMAR

Celebrity of the Day - worksheets created by Marion Astrou (Ac. Montpellier)
Celebrity of the day - Questions (pptx)
Cartes Celebrity of the day (pdf)
Celebrity of the day - Verso (pdf)

Révision des questions à la 3ème personne du singulier du présent simple.

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MIGRANT

Noodle makeover: How one Japanese migrant made it in the US - Article + Photos + Video - 18 August 2015
"Hidehito Uki was just 20 years old when he decided to leave Japan to start a small noodle company in Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. More than 30 years later, his family business has expanded massively with factories in the east and west of the United States."

(BBC)

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PAPARAZZI

Jared Leto - COPS CALLED After Airport Scuffle - 18 August 2015
"Jared Leto was just questioned by cops at LAX after a friend he was traveling with allegedly slugged a photog in the face...
no arrest was needed. We're told Leto's friend shook hands with the pap and both went on their way."

(tmz.com)

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ATHLETICS

Reports of doping cover-up in athletics (August 18, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"An article in the British newspaper The Sunday Times claims that around a third of the world's top athletes
at a major event cheated by using drugs."
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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LUCKY / UNLUCKY

Jinxy Jenkins, Lucky Lou
(YouTube)


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EBOLA

‘Highly Effective’ Ebola Vaccine Developed in Guinea - VIDEO - 18 August 2015
"Researchers say they have developed a vaccine that is highly effective at preventing the disease Ebola.
The World Health Organization says the vaccine has so far been 100 percent effective in tests in Guinea."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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