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."
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."
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."
"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."
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."
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."
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!"
'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."
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."
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."
"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."
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."
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..."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
26 Scientific Studies about Animals - mental_floss List Show Ep. 444
"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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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..."
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"."
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..."
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
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."