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07/11/2015


US ELECTIONS

Hillary Clinton pledges series of reforms for police, prisons and justice system - 6 November 2015
"The Democratic presidential candidate will discuss criminal justice reform proposals,
which include changes to sentencing and police training, on Friday."

(theguardian.com)

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CHRISTMAS

John Lewis Christmas Ad 2015 (no, not that one)
COMMENT + LESSON IDEAS + VOCABULARY + ALSO SEE + Related articles
(englishblog.com)



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BONFIRE NIGHT

Video: Guy Fawkes Day and Bonfire Night
COMMENT + MORE VIDEOS + ALSO SEE + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

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REFUGEES

Confusion as Germany announces curbs on Syrian refugees - 6 November 2015
"News from interior ministry that those fleeing civil war will not be given refugee status was promptly disputed by Merkel’s junior coalition partner."
(theguardian.com)

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ANONYMOUS

Anonymous leaks identities of 350 alleged Ku Klux Klan members - 6 November 2015
"List of names and social media accounts mentioned alleged FBI informants and those who already publicly identify
as members of white supremacist group...
Anonymous’ war with the KKK began during protests that followed the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last year
when a subgroup of the KKK – Ancona’s TAK – disseminated leaflets threatening “lethal force” against protesters.
The Anonymous operation is now known as Operation KKK or, alternatively, Operation Hoods Off. "

(theguardian.com)

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WW I

Victoria Cross heroes of World War One - 5 November 2015
"On Remembrance Sunday, the UK honours those killed in the two world wars and later conflicts."

(BBC)

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HISTORIC PHOTOS

14 of the Most Historic Photos That Moved the World
(whenonearth.net)

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FOOD

11 Weird Foods Americans Eat
(whenonearth.net)

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06/11/2015


AIRPORT SECURITY

Russian plane crash: How has airport security changed? - 6 November 2015
"A bomb is being cited as the most likely cause of a plane crash which killed 224 people.
But has anything changed in recent years to make passengers safer?"

(BBC)

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STAMPS

Shakespeare stamps
(bufvc.ac.uk)

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NATO

Nato war games - in 90 seconds - 4 November 2015
"Nato is putting on its biggest display of military might in over a decade in Spain.
A choreographed large-scale movement of soldiers, ships and planes have been signalling a message of power to Russia and other possible foes.
The US-led alliance also want to train and exercise Nato troops and military personnel."

(BBC)

 

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MIGRANTS / REFUGEES

Sandwiches and bananas: A first taste of Europe for migrants - VIDEO - 6 November 2015
"Tens of thousands of migrants - most from Syria and Afghanistan - have landed on the Greek island of Lesbos this year.
The final leg of their journey to Europe can be a perilous boat trip from the Turkish coast. Some never make it to Greek soil.
Those who do get there rely on food handouts from volunteers.
For The Food Chain on the BBC World Service, reporter Anna Holligan and photographer Harold Morris travelled to Lesbos,
to meet some of those helping to give the migrants their first taste of Europe."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis will decide Merkel's future - 5 November 2015
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Migrant crisis: Greece sends first refugees to Luxembourg - 4 November 2015
"Greece has sent 30 refugees to Luxembourg in the first round of relocations under the EU's plan to redistribute migrants."

(BBC)

Refugee children of Calais: 'I’m very homesick, I wish I could go back now' - 4 November 2015
"Unaccompanied minors living in tents with no support from the French state say they have been harshly treated by police."

(theguardian.com)

Syrian child refugees 'being exploited in Jordan' - 4 November 2015
"Syrian refugees as young as three years old are being exploited illegally as child labour by farmers and companies in Jordan,
campaigners based in the Jordanian capital Amman have told the BBC."

(BBC)

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SPACE

Tim Peake: Science, housework and fun - Article + Photos + Video - 6 November 2015
"In just over five weeks' time Tim Peake will be setting off for a six-month mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
What is the aim of his mission and what will he be doing once he is in space?"

(BBC)

How astronauts train for space missions - VIDEO - 6 November 2015
"In December history will be made when Tim Peake becomes the first official, government backed, British astronaut
to go to the International Space Station.
Pallab Ghosh has had unique access to his training."

(BBC)

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James BOND

Every James Bond Gadget. Ever.
"Every gadget used by James Bond . . . plus a few from the Q Branch that were just too good to leave out.
From every James Bond film ever, in chronological order."

 

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LOVE

Artist Illustrates Untranslatable Love Words from Around the World
(mymodernmet.com)

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ANONYMOUS

Anonymous posts Ku Klux Klan alleged sympathisers list - Article + Video - 6 November 2015
"The hackers' collective Anonymous has shared details of hundreds of alleged sympathisers of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan (KKK)
on the internet."

(BBC)

Million Mask March in London - 6 November 2015
"Million Mask march: scores arrested after clashes between police and protesters 
Damien Gayle and Chris Johnston (The Guardian)
(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

Anonymous (used as a mass noun)
"is a loosely associated international network of activist and hacktivist entities.
A website nominally associated with the group describes it as "an internet gathering" with "a very loose and decentralized command structure
that operates on ideas rather than directives".[2] The group became known for a series of well-publicized publicity stunts
and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on government, religious, and corporate websites."

(Wikipedia)

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US ELECTIONS

Is Ben Carson a real front-runner? - 3 November 2015
"It's been a very good couple of weeks for presidential hopeful Ben Carson."

(BBC)

 

Media Construction of Presidential Campaigns
A Document-Based History Kit, 3rd Edition

High School through College 
"This kit helps to teach about the role of media in 28 U.S. elections ranging from 1800-2008.
Over 160 media documents are included for decoding, including slides of posters, handbills and political cartoons;
audio clips of songs and radio programs; and video clips of speeches, debates, comedy TV and political commercials.
Students will learn how to analyze historical documents, the history of presidential campaigns, the crafting
and marketing of campaign messages, and the impact of new technologies and new media on presidential campaigns."

(projectlooksharp.org)
Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

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HALF-TERM HOLIDAYS

My half-term holidays - worksheet (word)
My half-term holidays - worksheet (pdf)

Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)

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MYSTERY

Murder mystery
"Ashlie and Stephen go away for a Murder Mystery Weekend and are among the first to discover the first victim.
Who is the murderer? It’s elementary, my dear Stephen…
Wendy learns about one of London’s most famous fictional residents, the detective Sherlock Holmes."

(learnenglish.britishcouncil.org)
Thanks to Yoann PANIER (Ac. Besançon)

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RUGBY

Rugby: projet sur un document audio (de elllo.org) puis un texte extrait de Today In English. 
cours (doc) – mp3  – worksheet audio (doc)  – worksheet texte (doc) - rugby page 1 - rugby page 2

Par Pauline Giroud
(lewebpedagogique.com)

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Thanks to Evelyne Vittoz (Ac. Amiens)


SCHOOL / POEM

School by Winifred C. Marshall (pdf)
(jbonzer.com)

"School bells are ringing, loud and clear;
Vacation's over, school is here. 

We hunt our pencils and our books,
And say goodbye to fields and brooks,..."

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Thanks to Catherine Bluteau (Ac. Bordeaux)


FOOD

Will Ethiopia's Teff Be the Next Super Grain? - Text + Audio - 5 November 2015
"High in protein and calcium, the seed, or grain is called teff.
Ethiopians have been growing teff for thousands of years and it may become the new “super grain” of choice
growing in popularity in North America."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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STORY

'A Princess of Mars' by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Part One - Text + Audio + Video + Quiz
"Today, we begin a new series from a book by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs. The book is called “A Princess of Mars.”
It is the first book in a series that Burroughs wrote about a man who travels to Mars and falls in love with a beautiful princess."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US HISTORY

Territorial History of the USA: Every Month for 400 Years
"Animated map of the contiguous 48 States showing every country boundary change from 1629 onwards,
and State border changes from 1784. 
Year and Month are shown in the top right hand corner.
Note: Grey coloured areas are independent regions that would later become part of the States."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

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HEALTH

Baby girl is first in the world to be treated with 'designer immune cells' - 5 November 2015
"Genetically engineered cells successfully used to treat aggressive form of childhood leukaemia,
but landmark treatment had only been tested on mice."

(theguardian.com)
Thanks to Fabienne Arnoux  (Ac. Nice)

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MACBETH

Macbeth the film
Videos + Synopsis + Photos + Dossier pédagogique...

(macbeth-lefilm.fr)
Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

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GUY FAWKES / BONFIRE NIGHT

David Cameron effigy burns at Lewes bonfire night – video - 6 November 2015
"Thousands of people gather in Lewes, East Sussex, for the annual bonfire night celebrations on Thursday.
Onlookers are joined by an effigy of David Cameron wearing union flag underpants and holding a pig’s head.
The event also sees effigies of Sepp Blatter and Jeremy Clarkson parading the streets."

(theguardian.com)

6ème Poem Guy Fawkes by Isabelle Boresy
(YouTube)

 

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ART

World's Largest Cat Painting Sells for $826,000
"This is My Wife's Lovers, a painting by Austrian artist Cal Kahler."

(Neatorama)

 

My Lonely Robots Experiencing The Quiet Wonder Of The World by Matt Dixon
(boredpanda.com)

 

Colorful Murals Appear On Roads Only When It’s Raining - 1 November 2015
"A group of designers from South Korea found a way to fight those gloomy days when it just wouldn’t stop raining.
Together with Pantone they brought back the colours to Seoul by creating huge vibrant paintings on the streets which appear when it’s raining.
Their project is titled “Project Monsoon” and, as the name suggests, was created for the annual monsoon season when it rains
for as long as 3 weeks. The artists  used special hydrochromatic paint, which stays invisible until it gets wet."

(boredpanda.com)

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05/11/2015


STREET ART

Street art by Madame Bergeron (Ac. Toulouse) - Niveau 3ème
- Graffiti: art or vandalism? - a worksheet (pdf)
- The history of street art (mp3)
- Graffiti in galleries (mp3)
- Who are the artists? (mp3)

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COMPARATIVES

A crocodile is longer than me by Amy Cooke-Hodgson - a song

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MOUNTAINS

Mountain ranges of the United States by Edward Davison (.doc)

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ANIMALS

Endangered Animals Display by Wendy Richardson (.doc)

Couple must lose pets or home (November 04, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A couple in England could lose their home because they want to live with their pets. Clive and Rose Restall live in their rented home..."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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DETECTIVE STORY

The Moonstone - an excerpt (.docx) - a worksheet
Created by Catherine Bluteau (Ac. Bordeaux)

The Moonstone (1868)
"by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century British epistolary novel, generally considered the first detective novel in the English language."

(Wikipedia)  

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SCHOOL / POEM

One, two, three, four (.doc) - Niveau 6ème
Thanks to Sophie Malroux (Ac. Toulouse)

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HALLOWEEN

I told my kids II ate all their Halloween candy
(dailymotion.com)


 

Scary story in 5 words
(listo.tumblr.com)
Thanks to Dominique Leiba (Ac. Bordeaux)

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RACIAL EQUALITY

I Am NOT Black, You are NOT White - by Prince Ea
"These Labels were Made Up to Divide us."
(YouTube)
Thanks to Fabienne Arnoux (Ac. Nice)

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03/11/2015


THEATRE

Dans le cadre d'un travail préparatoire à une sortie au théâtre pour voir l'adaptation des "39 marches", je vais travailler avec mes élèves sur :
- une biographie de Hitchcock
- une interview du producteur et  de l'adaptateur de la pièce

Je vous joins les grilles de lecture de ces deux mini films.
- Mini Bio Worksheet (pdf)
- The 39 Steps - Interviews with the producer (pdf)
Created by Elisabeth Pellegrino (Ac. Nice)

 

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GUN CULTURE

Gun culture (ppt) - created by Kathy Jourdan (Ac. Versailles)

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DETECTIVE STORIES

Memory Challenge – Detective stories (docx) - a worksheet
created by Kathy Jourdan (Ac. Versailles)

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LIARS

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar
"Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful."

(BBC)

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DRINKING

Why do the British drink so much?
"From bar furniture to noise levels, modern pubs push consumption to the max
- and these design and marketing tricks have affected one generation more than most."

(BBC)

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DAY OF THE DEAD

Day of the Dead celebrations – in pictures - 2 November 2015
(theguardian.com)

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GUNS

World of warfare: the biggest arms fair in the Middle East – in pictures - 3 November 2015
(theguardian.com)

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REFUGEES

Refugees plead for their release from RAF base in Cyprus - Article + Photos + Video - 3 November 2015
"UK under pressure to resolve status of migrants at Cyprus base amid footage of children pleading for release
and one man apparently trying to kill himself."

(theguardian.com)

Winter is coming: the new crisis for refugees in Europe - 2 November 2015
(theguardian.com)

Afghan refugee teacher in Pakistan wins UN award - VIDEO - 15 September 2015
(BBC)

Huge numbers of Afghans desperately seeking asylum - VIDEO - 4 September 2015
"One of the largest groups of refugees trying to get to Europe in recent months is from Afghanistan,
which remains in the grip of a conflict that has driven people to flee for many years.
Foreign combat troops pulled out at the end of last year, leaving Afghan security forces to tackle an ongoing offensive by the Taliban.
The Taliban itself has stepped up its attacks in recent weeks, as rival factions seek to establish control of the movement.
The BBC's John Simpson reports from Kabul."

(BBC)

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02/11/2015


Donald TRUMP

Who Is Donald Trump?
"We answer the question "Who Is Donald Trump?" - the 2016 Republican Party presidential candidate. 
Donald John Trump was born in 1946 in Queens, New York. He’s been wealthy his entire life.
His father, Fred Trump built a very successful real estate development business in the New York area..."

Sources: Wikipedia + nytimes
(YouTube)
Thanks to Nina BOCQUET (Ac. Versailles)

 

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MIGRANTS

'It was the natural thing to do': family who took Calais migrant into their home - 21 August 2015
"Life under the same roof as a young man from a very different culture sometimes pushed their tolerance to the brink.
He would occasionally criticise their 20-year-old daughter, telling her she should be married or cover her hair.
“We had to explain to him that in France women and men have the same rights, that here we are a secular country.
He would say yes, but I think it was difficult for him to understand,” says Linda."

(theguardian.com)

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FOOD

Food Consumption in America
What Are We Eating? What the Average American Consumes in a Year

(creditloan.com)
Thanks to Fabienne Robin (Ac. Bordeaux)

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THE POWER OF MYTH

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers | Star Wars | PBS
"Revisit the extraordinary dialogues that fired the imagination and intellect of millions a quarter-century ago.
In this clip, Campbell and Moyers discuss "Star Wars" and the human need for heroes, spiritual adventure and mythology."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Fabienne Arnoux (Ac. Nice)

 

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FAMILY

China ends one-child policy (November 01, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"China has ended its decades-long one-child policy to allow all couples to have two children."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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FASHION

Underground fashion in Britain, 1960-1990 – in pictures
(theguardian.com)
Thanks to Sophie Bonfils (Ac. Lyon)

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LESSON / APPS / DATING

97% Love Match
"This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Ben Brand titled 97% and the themes of apps and dating.
Students talk about the apps they commonly use, do a dictation, watch a short film and retell a story."

Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) –Intermediate (B1)
Time: 90 minutes
Language: Present simple, infinitive to express purpose and vocabulary related to apps

(film-english.com)

 
"Via an app on his phone, Bert discovers that a 97% love match is near.
Will he find her before the subway reaches the end of the line?"

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RHINO

Endangered Sumatran rhino flown from US to Indonesia to mate - 2 November 2015
"A critically endangered male Sumatran rhino born in a US zoo has been flown to Indonesia to mate, as part of efforts to save his species."

(BBC)

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FUTURE

In the Future - David Byrne
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"In the future everyone's house will be like a little fortress.
In the future everyone’s house will be a total entertainment center...
In the future no one will live in cities" 

(kneeplays.com)

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9/11

9/11 - The Truth In 5 Minutes - James Corbett
Transcript and sources: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=2594
"The official story of 9/11 is a lie. Six of the 10 members of the 9/11 Commission said the final report is a whitewash.
Given everything that was once considered theory has been documented FACT, how many more lies will you believe from our government
before you realize that you really DON'T know everything going on in the world.
Take 5 minutes out of your regularly schedule corporate controlled media and get a dose of the truth.
And then do your own homework on all the information presented here,
put your critical thinking cap on and decide for yourself what you believe."

(YouTube)

 

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EVIL

Evil Expressions - Text + Audio - 31 October 2015
"Today we look at the usage and meaning of expressions using the word "hell." They are very common!
Find out what happens to a snowball in hell. And learn which road to take to get to hell."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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GUNS

Revisiting the Gun Debate in America - Text + Audio + Quiz - 31 October 2015
"An average of one school shooting happens every week in America, says a recent report from Everytown for Gun Safety.
School officials across the country do all they can to protect students.
But for one elementary school in northern Virginia, the opening of a nearby gun store has led to protests."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ROUTE 66

International Tourists Drawn to Route 66 - Text + Audio + Video - 31 October 2015
"Route 66, often called the Mother Road, is known worldwide. And every year, thousands of international visitors
come to see what makes it so special. International interest in Route 66 is only growing."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BULLYING

President Obama: It Gets Better - 21 October 2010
"Summary: As part of the It Gets Better Project, President Obama shares his message of hope and support
for LGBT youth who are struggling with being bullied.
"
+ Transcript of the President’s video 
(whitehouse.gov)
Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

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01/11/2015



A NEW PAGE:

CITIES OF THE FUTURE

WHAT WILL THE CITIES OF THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE?
CLIPART
EXAMPLES
LESSON PLANS
VIDEOS
SONGS

 


PHRASE

It costs an arm and a leg!
(s3.amazonaws.com)

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INTERNATIONAL TONGUE TWISTER DAY - 8 November

TONGUE TWISTERS
For example: Two witches
"Listen to the tongue twister and practise saying it. How fast can you say it?
"If two witches were watching two watches, which witch would watch which watch?"

(learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

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BONFIRE NIGHT

Bonfire Night game
(learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

Be safe with fireworks - a game
(learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

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HALLOWEEN

Bet You Didn't Know: Halloween | History
"It's one of America's favorite holidays, but what's the real story behind the tricks and treats of Halloween?"

(YouTube)

 

 

Halloween: Celebrations from Tokyo to Florida - VIDEO - 01 November 2015
"People have been dressing up and celebrating Halloween around the world.
Traditional activities including trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving have been taking place from Tokyo to Florida."

More videos on the right of the BBC page.
(BBC)


 
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