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The Royal Family at Madame Tussauds'

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10/12/2016


ACTIVITIES

'Practise and Check!' - Les talents
Créé par Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen)

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09/12/2016


CHRISTMAS

Lettre au Père Noël - Activités permettant à des 6èmes d’écrire leur lettre au Père Noël
- Worksheet 1 (docx)
- Worksheet 2 (pdf)

Créées par Patricia Lannier (Ac. Versailles)

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Kirk DOUGLAS

In pictures: Kirk Douglas at 100 - 9 December 2016
"A selection of images from the life and career of US actor Kirk Douglas, who celebrates his 100th birthday on 9 December."

(BBC)

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ISIS

Islamic State Expanding Schools in Eastern Afghanistan - Text + Audio - 8 December 2016
"Officials say Islamic State is trying to influence children though militant training in schools."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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AT THE AIRPORT

Therapy Pig Brings Relief to Stressed Travelers - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 8 December 2016
"A small pig is just one of many animals you might find at the San Francisco airport. They are helping stressed-out travelers relax."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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VIRTUAL WORLD

A Visit to the Virtual World - Text + Audio + Video - 8 December 2016
"VR software programs are being used in many video games. But others have been developed for education, to train doctors and in military training."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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08/12/2016


CHRISTMAS

Buster the Boxer - a lesson plan
"This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short advert commissioned by John Lewis, and the theme of animals and Christmas.
In the lesson students revise animal vocabulary, watch a short film, predict the end of a story and speak about Christmas and Christmas traditions."

Time: 90 minutes
(film-english.com)

 

Lily & the Snowman with Lyrics - 2:30
(YouTube)
Thanks to Nathalie D.

 

 

How to Have a British Christmas - Anglophenia Ep 20 - 4:54
"From explosives at the dinner table to burning letters to Santa, Siobhan Thompson looks at 10 ways Christmas differs in Britain.
(Notably, they don't call them the holidays.)"

(YouTube)
Thanks to Isabelle F.

 

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REFUGEES

Returning Somali Refugees Rebuild Lives - Text + Audio - 7 December 2016
"Thousands of refugees are returning to cities in Somalia. They spent many years in camps in nearby countries including Kenya.
They are looking for food, shelter and jobs."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CREATE INFOGRAPHICS

Tools to Create Infographics - Text + Audio + Pictures - 7 December 2016
"You can use infographics on social media, in presentations or just for fun. They can help people understand complex ideas or plans."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRUMP

TIME Magazine Names Donald Trump “Person of the Year” - Text + Audio + Video - 7 December 2016
"Time magazine named Donald Trump its “Person of the Year” on Wednesday. The magazine called him “President of the Divided States of America” on its cover."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SHOPPING

New store lets you shop, walk out and pay later (December 07, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Amazon just unveiled what it describes as the world's most advanced shopping technology."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:   Level 4  or  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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SCOTLAND

This is Scotland. You are Welcome. - 4:16
"This is Scotland, a country of ancient heritage and vibrant culture, of breathtaking landscapes and unlimited adventures. You are welcome."

(YouTube)

 

 

David Eustace '2011' Visit Scotland - 1:11
New Visit Scotland advert.
(YouTube)

 

 

Homecoming Scotland 2009 - Caledonia TV Advert - 1:01
"VisitScotlands latest advert was inspired by the desire to celebrate Scotlands Year of Homecoming in 2009.
Dougie MacLeans classic song Caledonia was the obvious song for us to choose, not just because of the lyrics,
but also because its a well loved anthem for many Scots."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Michèle D. and Nathalie D.


HOUSEBOATS

Why young Londoners are moving to houseboats - with pictures - 5 December 2016
"Would you trade your flat for a life of cruising the canals? These young Londoners have
– and in the process they’ve not only saved money, but found a new way of life."

(BBC)

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E-CIGARETTES

E-cigarettes major concern, says US - 8 December 2016
"The chief public health officer of the US, the Surgeon General, has called the use of e-cigarettes by children "a major public health concern"."

(BBC)

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GIRAFFES

Giraffes facing extinction after devastating decline, experts warn - Article + Pictures + Video - 8 December 2016
"Latest update to the red list of threatened species shows world’s tallest animal is on the brink, but some good news for Madagascan freshwater fish."

(theguardian.com)

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JUNK FOOD ADS

Ronald McDonald and Tony the Tiger banned from junk food adverts - 8 December 2016
"Social media sites have been ordered to block junk food adverts aimed at children under a new crackdown which also bans cartoon characters
like Ronald McDonald and Tony Tiger from all promotional material of unhealthy food..."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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2016

The 10 best video games of 2016
(theguardian.com)


Battlefield 1

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DREAMS

What do dreams mean? The five most common explained
"Have you ever dreamt about failing an exam? If so, a dream researcher says you’re in good company."

(theguardian.com)

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07/12/2016


CHRISTMAS

Aldi Christmas Advert 2016 – Kevin The Carrot
(YouTube)
- With a worksheet and the answers - niveau 6ème
Created by Sylvie Teillot (Ac. Grenoble)

 

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TRUMP

Donald Trump is Time magazine's Person of the Year - 7 December 2016
(BBC)


"President of the Divided States of America"

 

Time person of the year quiz: How much do you know about previous winners? - interactive - 7 December 2016
"The US publication has been naming the person who "for better or for worse... has done the most to influence the events of the year" since the 1920s..."

(BBC)

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HOMEWORK

Homework! Oh, Homework! - Poem by Jack Prelutsky
"Homework! Oh, Homework!
I hate you! You stink!
I wish I could wash you away in the sink,
if only a bomb
would explode you to bits.."

(poemhunter.com)
Thanks to Jeanne P.

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SHOPPING

New Amazon Store Lets Customers Avoid Long Lines - Text + Audio + Video - 6 December 2016
"The online marketer Amazon is opening a new kind of store. It is one where people do not have to wait in long lines to buy a product.
Instead, the buyers pay using their smartphones."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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REFUGEES

Refugees Improve English Skills While Waiting for Resettlement - Text + Audio - 6 December 2016
"The resettlement process for refugees can take years. While they are waiting, some Hazara refugees in Indonesia
are building English language skills to pass the time."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BUILDINGS

The world’s most amazing office buildings - an infographic
(euroffice.co.uk)

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CAMDEN MARKET

All London's subcultures existed side by side': your memories of Camden Market
"As Camden Market faces redevelopment, readers share their stories and memories of London’s famous hub of counterculture
– from punks in the 70s to Roundhouse squat raves in the 90s – and how the place has changed."
+ Uncool Camden: will redevelopment ruin London’s legendary market?

(theguardian.com)

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NEAR THE ARTIC CIRCLE

In pictures: Living near the Arctic Circle - 1 December 2016
"Three years ago, the residents of Galena, in Alaska, were forced to abandon their homes when the Yukon River flooded the town.
The Alaska Air National Guard and the National Army Guard evacuated around 300 residents from the surrounding area,
many of whom eventually returned to find their homes no longer suitable for habitation..."

(BBC)

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EARTHQUAKE

Deadly magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Aceh in Indonesia - Article + Pictures + Video - 7 December 2016
"An earthquake off Indonesia's northern Aceh province has killed at least 97 people, say local military officials."

(BBC)

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ALEPPO

Aleppo battle: Syria rebels 'withdraw from old city' - 7 December 2016
"The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the pull-back came after days of heavy fighting,
as government forces moved to split the remains of the rebel enclave in Syria's second city."

(BBC)

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