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NOVEMBER 2016 - PART 1 - NEW SITES

 

07/11/2016


ADS

Stop junk food ads on kids' apps - WHO - 4 November 2016
"Children need to be protected from pervasive junk food adverts in apps, social media and video blogs, the World Health Organization says."

(BBC)

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SLANG

17 Slangy Terms for Pickpockets to Put in Your Wallet
(mentalfloss.com)

Britain's centuries - old secret - 3 November 2016
"Susie Dent is one of the UK’s best-known word experts. In her new book she explores the fascinating alien codes and colourful slang spoken for centuries."

(BBC)

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WILD ANIMAL DENTAL SURGERY

GoPro: Wild Animal Dental Surgery with Kevin Richardson
"You might not think of a dental procedure as dangerous, but when the operation takes place on lions, leopards and hyenas, the stakes are raised.
Watch as, over the course of a week, one of the most ambitious wild animal dental operations takes place on Kevin Richardson's sanctuary in South Africa."

(YouTube)
"Kevin Richardson (previously at Neatorama) is called "the Lion Whisperer." He runs a sanctuary for big cats and other wild animals in South Africa.
Here he shows us a dental clinic for the animals. Veterinary dentist Dr. Loïc Legendre and anesthesiologist Dr. Adrian Tordiffe
put their lives on the line to help these magnificent beasts with their toothaches.
We start to see animals about three minutes into the video. Root canal patients include a hyena, a leopard, and an elderly lion.
Things get a little tense at one point."

(Neatorama)

 

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Steven SEAGAL

Putin Gives Actor Steven Seagal Russian Citizenship - Text + Audio - 5 November 2016
"Russian President Vladimir Putin officially awarded Russian citizenship to the American actor Steven Seagal.
The actor became friendly with Putin during several trips to Russia.
A presidential spokesman said Seagal had repeatedly requested Russian citizenship in recent years."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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VERY TIRED

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MIGRANTS / REFUGEES

More than 2,200 people rescued from dinghies in Mediterranean - 5 November 2016
"Italian coastguard say 10 bodies recovered from sea during 16 rescue operations over one day."

(theguardian.com)

Refugees take to hiding in northern France after Calais camp demolished - 5 November 2016
"While some head for Dunkirk refugee camp Grande-Synthe, many sleep in ditches near the coast and continue trying to reach UK."

(theguardian.com)

More Hardship in Afghanistan as 800,000 Afghans Return Home - Text + Audio - 4 November 2016
"Afghanistan is facing new problems. This time it is shortages of food and housing for the 800,000 Afghans who returned to the nation this year
from Pakistan and Iran. Some recently returned Afghans told VOA that Pakistan’s government has made it difficult for them to remain in the country.
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(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ISIS

Islamic State launches 'unprecedented' wave of suicide bombers to try to defend Mosul - 5 November 2016
(telegraph.co.uk)

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US NATIONAL PARK

Underwater Exploration at Biscayne National Park - Text + Audio
"This week, we head to southern Florida. Here, you will find blue-green seas, marine wildlife, and islands that hold thousands of years of human history. Welcome to Biscayne National Park!"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US STORY

'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' by Washington Irving - Text + Audio + Video
"This classic American short story tells us about a schoolteacher named Ichabod Crane. He falls in love with a beautiful young woman,Katrina Van Tassel.
But there is a problem, the heroic young man Brom Van Brunt. Who will win the affections of the lovely Miss Van Tassel? Read on to find out."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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FEMALE GANGSTERS

American Outlaws & Criminals – 14 Notorious Female Gangsters in History You Wouldn't Want To Mess With
(vintag.es)


Bonnie Parker

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US ELECTION

'I just wanted to show a sign': protester relives Trump fans' attack at Nevada rally – video
"Austyn Crites tells how his plan to hold up a protest sign at a Trump rally ended in violence and the involvement of the Secret Service and police in Reno.
‘All of sudden these people next to me are getting violent,’ says the self-proclaimed Republican, who was wrestled and placed in a chokehold on Saturday.
‘I was very happy that the police came,’ he adds."
(theguardian.com)

 

 

US Presidential Candidates Have Similar Positions on Terrorism - Text + Audio + Video - 5 November 2016
"Both Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump say they want to defeat the Islamic State, or IS, terrorist group.
They also both say they want to stop the radicalization of young people in the United States."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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FOOD IN FRENCH SCHOOLS

La stupéfaction de Mickael Moore en visite dans une cantine française - Article + Video
(positivr.fr)
Thanks to Ellen F.

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ROBOT

Robot Can Help With Farm Work - Text + Audio - 6 November 2016
"Technology advances are helping farmers watch and grow crops on their land.
Researchers in the American state of Idaho developed a robot that uses radio frequency devices that can determine
how much chemical treatment each plant needs."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CLIMATE CHANGE

"Before the Flood" - Leonardo DiCaprio & Fisher Stevens - Full Movie
"Leonardo DiCaprio has chosen National Geographic for his new documentary.
It's a look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do prevent the demise of endangered species,
ecosystems and native communities across the planet.
Leonardo DiCaprio asks people accross the planet and proposes solutions to this major problem.
The movie is produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Fisher Stevens, Brett Ratner, James Packer and Martin Scorsese. It is directed by Fisher Stevens."

(dailymotion.com)

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05/11/2016


PETS

The Secret Life of Pets (pdf)
Une activité créée par Isabelle Beaubreuil (Ac. Limoges) pour des élèves de sixièmes
à partir de la bande annonce du film d’animation The Secret Life of Pets:
"Je l’inclus dans ma séquence sur les animaux de compagnie et elle permet d’introduire du vocabulaire sur certaines activités."

 

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04/11/2016


VIDEO GAME

World of Warships - Strategize and Strike! - With Steven Seagal
(YouTube)

 

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ACTIVITIES

- Une page d'applications pour les 6èmes utilisant le manuel 'Rise and Shine' sur les pays et nationalités
Créée par Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)
(englishnexon.e-monsite.com)

 

- Une compréhension écrite de la chanson 'Message in a Bottle' du groupe Police pour les 3èmes dans le cadre de leur E.P.I.
Créée par Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)
(englishnexon.e-monsite.com)

 


- Un PREZI sur l'Irlande et l'Irlande du Nord avec une fiche récapitulative pour des 3èmes ou 4èmes.
Créé par Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)
(englishnexon.e-monsite.com)



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VOCABULARY

15 “Positions” and Their Variations
"Position, as a verb meaning “set” or “place” and as a noun referring to the attitude or location in which something is set or placed, is derived from the Latin verb ponere, as are a number of terms using that word as a base to form new meanings revealed more or less transparently by their prefixes. A list of these verbs and nouns, as well as a few related adjectives, plus simple definitions and their literal meanings for each word, are included here..."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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ROBOTS

AI predicts outcome of human rights cases - 23 October 2016
"An artificial intelligence system has correctly predicted the outcomes of hundreds of cases heard at the European Court of Human Rights,
researchers have claimed."

(BBC)

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DRIVERLESS TRUCK

Truck Completes First Driverless Shipment: Beer - Text + Audio + Video - 31 October 2016
"A self-driving truck has completed the world’s first delivery of goods for a company. It transported a load of beer on a 190-kilometer trip through Colorado
last week. A driver was inside the truck at all times. But he only drove the vehicle as it was entering and leaving the highway."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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POVERTY

Program Helps Ease Effects of Childhood Poverty in US - Text + Audio + Video - 31 October 2016
"Studies have shown that 49 million Americans -- including one in four children -- are living in poverty. A program in Georgia is designed
to help poor children get a good education so they can move out of poverty as adults."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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DRESS CODES

Growing Number of American Girls Question School Dress Codes - Text + Audio - 1 November 2016
"School officials say student opposition to dress codes is normal for the first month or two of every school year. Yet, the last few years have
witnessed something different: a growing number of American girls expressing the belief that those policies unfairly target them."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs Win World Series - Text + Audio + Video - 3 November 2016
"The Chicago Cubs won baseball’s World Series for the first time since 1908 early Thursday in Cleveland, Ohio.
It ended one of the longest title droughts in professional sports history."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US ELECTION

Le compte à rebours de l'élection US - 85 images
(20minutes.fr)

Presidential Election Is a Question of Character - VIDEO - 3 November 2016
"Americans will elect a new president next Tuesday, November 8. While issues like the economy and foreign policy are important, polls show that many voters will make their decision based on how they feel about the character of the two major candidates, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Grammar and US Presidential Elections: Part Two - Text + Audio - 3 November 2016
"When politicians give speeches, they talk about any number of things, such as their beliefs, personal history, or opinions on major issues.
Today, we explore another strategy politicians often use to present ideas: sentence cohesion."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Top 10 Facts about the current American Presidential Elections
(listsurge.com)
Thanks to Fabienne R.

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(YouTube)
Explicit content
Thanks to Fabienne R.

 

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FBI

FBI Director Accused of Interfering in US Election - Text + Audio + Video - 3 November 2016
"Some Americans are criticizing the Federal Bureau of Investigation for possibly influencing the U.S. presidential election. The criticism started
after the FBI’s Director James Comey announced that the agency was reopening an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

What Are the FBI and Department of Justice? - Text + Audio - 3 November 2016
"Recent criticism of the FBI and its director raised questions about how the FBI relates to its parent agency, the Department of Justice.
While completely separate agencies, the two closely cooperate in many kinds of investigations."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US PRESIDENTS

Our Wild and Crazy U.S. Presidents
See also: Those Wacky U.S. Presidents.
(neatorama.com)

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Bob DYLAN

London gallery hosts exhibition of Bob Dylan's US paintings - 3 November 2016
"Halcyon Gallery hopes Dylan will pop in for a look at The Beaten Path on his way over to Europe to collect his Nobel prize."

(theguardian.com)


On the road again … A woman looks at Bob Dylan’s Endless Highway
ahead of The Beaten Path exhibition.

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BIKES

Pimp my bike: Detroit's custom cycles – in pictures
(theguardian.com)


‘These rides like Slow Roll … we’re taking urban decay
and we’re making it beautiful’

‘The cycling is about 2% of why
it’s such an incredible event, though,’ he adds.
‘The bikes just facilitate people coming together’

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ANIMALS

26 Scientific Studies about Animals - mental_floss List Show Ep. 444
(YouTube)
"Scientists have conducted a lot of amazing studies and experiments with animals, many of which you've read about here at Neatorama.
But there are quite a few here that we've not heard of. Bears using computers to order food? Left-handed kangaroos? Bison that vote?
Learn about all these in the latest episode of the mental_floss List Show."

(Neatorama)

 

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HOMEWORK

'My son works until midnight': parents around the world on homework - 3 November 2016
"As parents in Spain call for month-long boycott of homework due to ‘unacceptable’ workloads, we asked your views of extracurricular work."

(theguardian.com)

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MIGRANTS / REFUGEES

A Stray: Finding and filming the real Somali immigrant experience - 17 October 2016
"In the largest Somali-American community in the US, residents say they are only portrayed on film as terrorists, pirates and soldiers.
A new film tries to challenge those stereotypes...
Syeed's film, A Stray, tells the story of a Somali teenager named Adan - played by Barkhad Abdirahman - growing up in Minneapolis."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: 'Hundreds dead' in shipwrecks off Libya - 3 November 2016
"More than 200 migrants are believed drowned in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, migration officials say."

(BBC)

Italy migrants: Amnesty accuses police of torture - 3 November 2016
"A leading human rights group has accused Italian police of using violent tactics to fingerprint migrants....
'Beaten, slapped, electrocuted'."

(BBC)

Top 10 books about exile - 3 November 2016
"From Colm Tóibín’s story of renewal in Brooklyn to Mourid Barghouti’s desolate experience in Palestine,
these stories show some of the many meanings of home and its loss."

(theguardian.com)

How the Technology Industry Is Helping Refugees - Text + Audio - 2 November 2016
"A growing number of people are using computer software and other technology to support the needs of immigrants worldwide.
Many of these people already work in the technology industry. Some observers are calling this new movement digital humanitarianism."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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02/11/2016


MIGRANTS

Calais 'Jungle': Last remaining children evacuated from camp - 2 November 2016
(BBC)

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HALLOWEEN

Many Americans Wearing Trump or Clinton Masks on Halloween - Text + Audio + Pictures - 30 October 2016
"People celebrate Halloween in costume. This year, many will be wearing masks to make themselves look like either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.
And most people will eat a lot of candy. A candy industry group says Americans will spend $2.7 billion on candy for Halloween."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

How to Recognise a Witch
"An instructional video created for Saints & Poets 2013 theatrical production of Roald Dahl's The Witches.
This video was accompanied by live dialog during the performance."

(vimeo.com)

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FOOD

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WITCHES

A Brief History of Witches in America
"Before J.K. Rowling started dabbling in the American history of witches, we had our own traditions: Native American myths, the Salem Witch Trials,
Bewitched, the 1970s resurgence, and the current phenomenon tell a long narrative of witches in America..."

(mentalfloss.com)

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US ELECTION

US election 2016: Clinton accuses Trump of bullying women - 2 November 2016
"Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has looked past a fresh inquiry about her emails to label rival Donald Trump a "bully" who insults women.
Mrs Clinton said Mr Trump had a 30-year history of "demeaning, degrading, insulting and assaulting" women.
Meanwhile, Mr Trump has branded Mrs Clinton "corrupt" and said she would "destroy American healthcare forever"."

The 7 most awkward campaign songs used by US presidential candidates
(BBC)

A-Z of Trump: 26 illustrators imagine a 'ghastly' future – in pictures
"In his 1963 abecederian picture book The Gashlycrumb Tinies, Edward Gorey recounted the increasingly gruesome deaths of 26 children. In this parody the US game designer Mike Selinker outlines an A to Z of similarly gruesome eventualities he expects will befall a world in which Trump is president – with each one illustrated by a favourite comic or fantasy artist..."

(theguardian.com)

 

Members of the Edenbridge Bonfire Society (UK) work on this year’s celebrity Guy, the US presidential candidate Donald Trump
(theguardian.com)

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LESSONS

The Jetsons - Rosie, the Robot - Reported Speech - a lesson with a video segment
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

 

Taking Flight - a lesson plan
"This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Taking Flight by Brandon Oldenberg for Mooonbot Studios and the themes of childhood games, grandparents and grandchildren. Students watch a short film, predict a story, retell a story, discuss the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren, and discuss a short film."

Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Time: 90 minutes

(film-english.com)

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MARS

Mars: How Will Humans Get There? - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video: Scientists see way to reach Mars via the Moon - 30 October 2016
"People have always wondered about the fourth planet from the sun—Mars.
Recently there has been much talk about how to get humans there to see it with our own eyes.
Different governments and private industry are working on ways to make that happen."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ART

Beyond Alien: the disturbing psychedelic artwork of HR Giger
"His most famous design terrorised Sigourney Weaver onscreen but a new book shows a fascinating legacy of mythological worlds
filled with haunting creatures."

(theguardian.com)

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