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NOVEMBER 2016 - PART 3 - NEW SITES

 

20/11/2016


CHRISTMAS

Sainsbury's OFFICIAL Christmas advert 2016 -The Greatest Gift
"Presenting the new Sainsbury’s Christmas Advert – a joyous Christmas musical created in stop frame animation featuring vocals by James Corden.
It tells the story of Dave, a hard-working and devoted Dad, who realises that the greatest gift he can give people this Christmas is his time."

(YouTube)

 

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IMMIGRATION

New York City mayor tells Trump about 'how fearful' residents are - 17 November 2016
"New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday he conveyed to President-elect Donald Trump concerns he has about immigration policies
that would merge the roles of police officer and immigration agent, and how "fearful" citizens are about proposed changes."

(edition.cnn.com)

Donald Trump faces nationwide dissent from US mayors vowing to protect immigrants - 17 November 2016
"Democrat leaders in New York, Chicago and San Francisco among those promising to face down President-elect's threats against migrants."

(independent.co.uk)

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BORDER

A day at the world's busiest land border - VIDEO - 20 November 2016
"Three stories from people at the world's busiest land border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico."

(BBC)

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TRAVELLING

Richard Branson reveals prototype for supersonic passenger aircraft - 15 November 2016
"Virgin Group founder has teamed with startup Boom to offer ‘affordable’ $5,000 flights between New York and London in 3.5 hours... for an “affordable” $5,000 return."

(theguardian.com)

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SPACE

Australia's supersonic plane for a new space race - 17 November 2016
"It’s been a long time since Australia was a player in space exploration.
One man wants to change that – with the help of a plane that travels five times the speed of sound...
To reach these hypersonic speeds, Smart plans to combine an uncrewed scramjet with conventional rockets.
He believes his Spartan launch system could radically reduce the costs of blasting satellites into orbit."

(BBC)


Once the scramjet has launched the satellite
it can return to Earth for a runway landing.

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US STORY

'Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen' by O. Henry - VIDEO
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US NATIONAL PARK

Risks and Rewards at Zion National Park - Text + Audio + Pictures
"This week, our national parks journey brings us to the state of Utah. Here, you will find narrow canyons, steep cliffs, and hidden river valleys.
Welcome to Zion National Park!"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

Buckingham Palace to undergo 'essential' £370m refurbishment - Article + Video - 18 November 2016
"Labour and SNP politicians question why the Queen is gettting so much more money at a time of austerity."

(theguardian.com)

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TRUMP

Donald Trump settles fraud lawsuits relating to Trump University for $25m - Article + Video - 18 November 2016
"President-elect’s lawyers settled three lawsuits, averting a courtroom showdown which threatened to reveal troubling details about the real estate course."

(theguardian.com)

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REFUGEES

Fahd Saleh: Syrian goalkeeper rebuilding his life and career as a refugee in England - 19 November 2016
"Ash and rubble is all goalkeeper Fahd Saleh was left with when life as he knew it in Syria was ruined by war."

(BBC)

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ANIMALS

Thailand tiger farms: Hunting the traffickers - 19 November 2016
"When the Thai authorities moved in to shut down a tiger zoo in a temple at the end of May, they exposed a lot more than just the various irregularities in that one facility. The macabre sight of tiger foetuses preserved in bottles, and the shrivelled, frozen remains of other cubs, suddenly cast the popular tourist attraction
into a more sinister light. Was this evidence of illegal trade in tiger parts?"

(BBC)

Sumatran orangutans in rehab – in pictures - 18 November 2016
"Members of the critically endangered species are cared for and nursed back to health before their release
at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme’s rehabilitation centre in Kuta Mbelin, North Sumatra, Indonesia."

(theguardian.com)

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18/11/2016


RACISM

Students Examine Racism After Watching Documentary - Text + Audio + Video - 17 November 2016
"A new documentary called “I’m Not Racist…Am I?” follows 12 New York City high school students over nine months.
The young people take part in exercises and sometimes difficult discussions concerning the issue of racism."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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IMAGES

The Most Influential Images of All Time
"Explore the stories behind 100 images that changed the world, selected by TIME and an international team of curators."
+ View by date.

(100photos.time.com)

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STREETS / ROADS / AVENUES / ...

How streets, roads, and avenues are different
(YouTube)

 

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IRELAND and NORTHERN IRELAND

Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges) propose un travail réalisé cette semaine sur l'Irlande et l'Irlande du Nord avec ses 3èmes.
"A la suite d'un introduction sur l'irlande et l'Irlande du Nord, voici les documents que j'ai utilisés lors d'une courte séquence en îlots différenciés façon T.E.A.M.
Lors de la première heure, les élèves sont répartis en groupes de niveaux et travaillent sur l'un des 6 sujets que j'ai choisi d'aborder
- mon travail rentrant dans le cadre d'un échange épistolaire avec des correspondants nord-irlandais, l'accent est mis sur l'Irlande du Nord.
Au cours de la seconde heure, les groupes rapportent à tour de rôle les éléments de leur recherche aux autres via une fiche récapitulative.
Enfin je propose un quiz aux élèves après mémorisation des éléments de la fiche pour boucler la séquence."

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CRYONICS

Cryonics explained - in 90 seconds - Article + Video - 18 November 2016
"Here's everything you need to know about the procedure of preserving bodies in extremely cold temperatures for potential future revival."
(telegraph.co.uk)

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MOSUL

Battle for Mosul: Iraq asks for UK help to get thermobaric weapons - Article + Video - 17 November 2016
"Iraqi forces admit they have faced fierce resistance from Isis fighters and want to user thermobaric weapons to drive them out of tunnels and bunkers."

(theguardian.com)

thermobaric /ˌθɜːməʊˈbærɪk/
= "(of an explosive device or explosion) detonated by means of an explosive substance reacting spontaneously with air."

(wordreference.com)

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TRUMP

Donald Trump: we need to track all Muslims in America – archive video - 18 November 2016
"Donald Trump tells NBC News in November 2015 that if elected president, he would implement a system to track Muslims in the country.
‘There should be a lot of systems, beyond databases,’ he tells NBC at a campaign event in Iowa, saying such policies would help America
to crack down on illegal immigrants. Asked how he would implement such a system, Trump replied: ‘Good management’

+ Trump camp claims he never called for Muslim registry despite video evidence
+ This video was originally published on 20 November 2015. It was updated on 18 Nov 2016 to include more of Trump’s interview with NBC

(theguardian.com)

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GLOBAL WARMING

150 years of global warming in a minute-long symphony – video
"Sometimes, a tune can say so much more than an image or words. Here, we turn almost 150 years of global temperatures into music.
The higher the temperature, the higher the pitch of the note. And the louder the note, the more carbon there is in the atmosphere."

(theguardian.com)

 

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JOURNALISTS

Fears grow for the 16th journalist abducted in Yemen this year - 18 November 2016
"Former website editor was taken from his home a month ago by Houthi militia."

(theguardian.com)

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Marilyn MONROE

Marilyn Monroe's 'Happy birthday, Mr President' dress sells for record $4.8m - Article + Video - 18 November 2016
"Sheer dress worn by actor to serenade John F Kennedy in 1962 auctioned in LA for world-record sum to museum chain Ripley’s Believe It Or Not...
Hundreds of Monroe’s items are going up for auction over three days including the beaded cocktail dress worn by the actress in Some Like It Hot,
which sold for $375,000."

(theguardian.com)

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17/11/2016


GAMES

Interactive games
(english-time.eu)
Thanks to Sophie M.

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DRUG

Medical Marijuana Is Now Legal in Most US States - Text + Audio - 16 November 2016
"Twenty-eight states now permit it, and eight states permit the recreational use of the drug."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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POLAR BEARS

Polar bears losing crucial sea ice: study - 14 November 2016
"Life-sustaining sea ice needed for hunting, resting and breeding is declining in all 19 regions of the Arctic inhabited by the species."

(theguardian.com)

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SPACE

Elon Musk wants to cover the world with internet from space - 17 November 2016
"The Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, is planning to put more than 4,000 satellites in orbit in order to blanket the Earth with internet access."

(theguardian.com)

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COURTROOM

The Courtroom Movie Supercut
(YouTube)
Thanks to Stéphanie C.

 

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AUSTRALIA

Australia's child poverty 'national shame' - 17 November 2016
"It is one of the wealthiest countries on Earth - enriched by the bounty of a once-in-a lifetime mining boom
- but Australia remains bedevilled by a rising number of its children living in poverty.
Trapped by disadvantage are more than 730,000 youngsters, according to the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)."

(BBC)

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TRUMP

Protecting the president-elect - inside his own tower - 16 November 2016
"Heightened security at Trump Tower keeps the president-elect safe - but interferes with one of New York's most important activities: commerce.
What's it like inside a heavily fortified building?...
The security forces, a group that includes police officers, Trump's personal bodyguards, Secret Service agents, the FBI and others, are deployed in vast numbers around the building. They're keeping the president-elect safe - and trying to make sure protestors stay clear of the glass doors."

+ What is a protective press pool?
(BBC)

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POACHING

Animals still poached in 'horrifying numbers' - Prince William - Article + Videos - 17 November 2016
"Endangered animals are being killed in "horrifying numbers" and efforts to tackle the crisis must be accelerated, the Duke of Cambridge has said."

(BBC)

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MOSUL

Who's fighting whom in battle for Mosul? - VIDEO - 17 November 2016
"IS is facing an array of groups trying to rid them from Mosul - here is a guide to who they are."

(BBC)

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16/11/2016


CAN / CAN'T

Séquence de Isabelle Beaubreuil (Ac. Limoges) : CAN / CAN'T
"Voici un travail que je propose en 6e dans le but de travailler l’expression de la capacité et l’incapacité avec CAN/CAN’T.
Il s’agit de ma première séance de cours axée sur le travail du vocabulaire.
Je donne la diapo 1 du powerpoint en version papier aux élèves puis ils doivent retrouver les images correspondantes (PDF)
(images issues d’Enjoy 6e et de So English 6e).
Une fois ce travail corrigé, j’introduis ”CAN” et ”CAN’T” (à partir d’images d’Enjoy English 6e).
Voici un lien vers de petites applis que j’ai créées pour favoriser l’apprentissage de ce vocabulaire: http://learningapps.org/display?v=pxf6szqck16
Pour la fin de séquence je me suis amusée à expliquer à quoi sert CAN et CAN’T sous forme de BD (images issues de la BD Captain Biceps)."


 

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THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

How Well is English Spoken Worldwide? - Text + Audio - 15 November 2016
"The EF Proficiency Index ranks 72 countries according to their adult English language ability. Netherlands was first, and Iraq was last."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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REFUGEES

Dadaab: Could Kenya close world's largest refugee camp? - VIDEO - 15 November 2016
"The Kenyan government wants to close Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp."

(BBC)

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TRUMP

Trump Begins Forming White House Team with Campaign Loyalists - Text + Audio + Pictures - 15 November 2016
"U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has begun choosing his top White House advisors.
His first two choices, Reince Priebus and Stephen Bannon, were announced on Sunday. More appointments are expected this week."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Trump's promises before and after the election - 14 November 2016
(BBC)

How common is Trump's $1 salary?
"President-elect Donald Trump has announced he will give up his presidential salary of $400,000 (£319,500) and take just $1 a year...
Mr Trump is not the first US leader to extend the symbolic gesture of forgoing a salary. Herbert Hoover, who made his fortune in mining before taking office, and John F Kennedy, who inherited his wealth, both gave up their salaries and donated them to charity..."

(BBC)

President-elect Trump to Meet with China's Xi - Text + Audio - 14 November 2016
"American President-elect Donald-Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are reported to be planning a meeting
to discuss relations between their countries."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THANKSGIVING

The Surprising Origin of Thanksgiving Foods
(YouTube)

 

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LESSON

Paddington: Polite Requests for Help - a lesson + video
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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Jackie CHAN

After 56 years, 200 films and innumerable injuries, Jackie Chan wins an Oscar - 14 November 2016
"The kung-fu star was one of four industry veterans who received honorary Oscars for their career achievements at the Governors awards in Los Angeles."

(theguardian.com)

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MOVIES

Interracial relationships in groundbreaking movies
"A United Kingdom is the latest addition to an important canon of groundbreaking explorations of love that transcends social mores and boundaries."

(telegraph.co.uk)


Stepping out: the lovers in A United Kingdom were brought up in very different worlds.

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ASYLUM SEEKERS

Child trafficking: Scores missing from UK care homes - 15 November 2016
"Trafficked children and unaccompanied child asylum seekers are going missing from UK care homes at "an alarmingly high rate", two charities have said.
Almost 600 children disappeared last year, with more than 200 still missing, ECPAT UK and Missing People said."
(BBC)

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BATACLAN

Sting perform at the Bataclan reopening - VIDEO - 12 November 2016
"British band Sting perform on the Bataclan's reopening night. The night marks a year since the venue suffered from a terror attack."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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14/11/2016


DESCRIPTION

How to describe a monster
Activity created by Madame Bergeron (Ac. Toulouse)

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CHRISTMAS

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2016 - #BusterTheBoxer
"This is the story of a little girl called Bridget who loves to bounce. When her mum and dad buy her a trampoline for Christmas,
they soon discover that she isn’t the only one with a passion for jumping."

(YouTube)



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PLACE NAMES

From Ham to Sandwich: 40 Odd British Place Names
(mentalfloss.com)

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REFUGEES

Fleeing Gangs, Central American Families Surge Toward U.S. - 12 November 2016
(nytimes.com)

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TENNIS IDIOM

English in a Minute: The Ball Is In Your Court - VIDEO
"American English has a lot of sports-related idioms. This idiom comes from tennis. What should you do if the ball is your court?
Find out in this week's episode of EIM!"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LESSON PLAN

LET'S COMPARE OBAMA WITH TRUMP - Niveau 3ème
"Pour un rappel de cours sur les comparatifs et les doubles comparatifs, voici une idée totally November 2016.
Une fois le tableau de la diapo 2 analysé, faire apparaître les adjectifs de chaque rubrique (c'est aux élèves de les trouver)
et faire produire des phrases à l'oral ou à l'écrit, seuls ou en groupes, en fonction des classes et des connaissances antérieures."

Download the powerpoint.
Activity created by Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)

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