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28/11/2016


THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY

The British Royal Family - A worksheet
+ The British Royal Family portraits
by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
Updated on 28/11/2016

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USA

The Making of a Nation: Louisiana Purchase - VIDEO
"The U.S. was not always this big. A series of unexpected events transformed the U.S. from a small nation along the Atlantic Ocean
into a large country that stretched across most of North America. This video tells the story of the Louisiana Purchase."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MEDIEVAL CASTLES

The Secrets of Medieval Castles: Stairs are built in a clockwise fashion for a VERY good reason
(thevintagenews.com)

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NEW YORK CITY

100 Years of Artists’ Maps of New York City
"Artists and designers through the age have imposed their visions of the present and future on an always-changing New York."

(hyperallergic.com)

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WEATHER PREDICTIONS

Weather Predictions Expected to Improve with New U.S. Satellite - Text + Audio + Videos - 27 November 2016
"A newly launched weather satellite could save lives by better predicting extreme weather conditions."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TOY FACTORIES

Report: Poor Conditions, Low Wages in Chinese Toy Factories - Text + Audio - 27 November 2016
"Activist group says “the world of toys is heaven for children but it may be a world of misery for toy factory workers”."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MIGRANTS

UN Warns of Worsening Situation for Displaced Afghans - Text + Audio + Video - 27 November 2016
"More than one million people may need help to survive the country’s harsh winter."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ASBESTOS

The asbestos victims of Eternit – in pictures - 28 November 2016
"The billionaire owner of the Eternit factories in Italy, who allowed workers to be exposed to asbestos, may be heading back to court.
Alfredo Covino has been following the plight of the victims."

(theguardian.com)
asbestos = "amiante" in French

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BRITAIN

The far right in Britain – video explainer - 28 November 2016
"From Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirts in the 1930s through to the National Front, the British National party and the English Defence League,
the far right in Britain has been part of the political landscape for decades. Now anti-immigration sentiment is moving
closer to the mainstream and far right extremism is a growing cause for concern."

(theguardian.com)

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FISH

Anger as Japanese skating rink freezes thousands of fish into ice as gimmick - Article + Video - 28 November 2016
"The rink, which was supposed to have stayed open until the spring, featured about 5,000 dead sprats, mackerel and other fish that had been bought
from a local market embedded in the ice, some with their mouths still open in apparent suspended animation, according to local media reports."

(theguardian.com)

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ISIS

Syrian rebel forces in Aleppo suffer 'biggest defeat since 2012' - 28 November 2016
"Government advance drives wedge through rebel-held areas as activists claim opposition has lost third of its territory."

(theguardian.com)

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27/11/2016


FAMILY / SEGPA

My family - une petite fiche pour les élèves de 6ème SEGPA sur le vocabulaire de la famille.
Créée par Audrey Cabrera (Ac. Nice)

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HOBBIES

'Practise and Check!' - HOBBIES
Activities created by Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen)

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THANKSGIVING

Macy's parade 2016 - 17 pictures
(20minutes.fr)

Make a Traditional Thanksgiving Meal with Learning English - Text + Audio + Video
"Do you like to cook? How about eating? Either way, American Thanksgiving is the holiday for you."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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AIR POLLUTION

Air pollution 'causes 467,000 premature deaths a year in Europe' - 23 November 2016
"Air pollution is causing around 467,000 premature deaths in Europe every year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned."

+ Statues dressed with gas masks for pollution protest
+ City trees 'can boost air quality'
+ Pollution particles 'get into brain'

(BBC)

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SCIENCE FICTION BOOKS

17 Science Fiction Books That Forever Changed The Genre
(lifehacker.com.au)

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ADVENT CALENDAR

Create your Advent Calendar
"C'est gratuit, facile à utiliser et amusant! Remplissez votre calendrier avec 24 petits cadeaux - choisissez parmi vidéos, images et autres surprises,
ou rédigez vos propres articles."

(adventmyfriend.com)

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Thanks to Line B.


WEATHER

Seriously powerful weather satellite put into space (23rd November, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The USA has put into space the world's most advanced and powerful weather satellite. Scientists say it will revolutionize how we predict the weather."
Try the same news story at these easier levels: Level 0Level 1  or  Level 2
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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SELFIES

Report Shows Deaths by Selfie on the Rise - Text + Audio + Video + Pictures - 23 November 2016
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRUMP

Calls for US Vote Recount Grow, but Trump’s Win Likely Will Stand - Text + Audio + Pictures - 25 November 2016
"Jill Stein, the Green Party’s candidate for president, has raised money for vote recounts from the recent presidential election. She wants recounts in three states: Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. But at least one political expert does not believe a recount will change the election results."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Changing Presidents Can Be a 'Very Stressful Process' - Text + Audio + Pictures - 23 November 2016
"The new Trump administration will have to fill about 4,000 jobs and appoint many government officials in the executive branch of government."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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RAIN

'I Think It's Going To Rain Today': 30 great songs about rain
(telegraph.co.uk)

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MIGRANTS

'Ours are the hands and faces of slavery': the exploitation of migrants in Sicily - 24 November 2016
"African migrants living in squalid tent camps are being paid derisory wages while turning huge profits for gang masters in the olive groves of western Sicily."

(theguardian.com)

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US NATIONAL PARK

Glacier Bay: A Land Reborn - Text + Audio + Pictures
"Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park is both a beautiful place to visit, and a history lesson in glacier activity."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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24/11/2016


CHRISTMAS

Horrid Henry | Father Christmas!
"Horrid Henry and Perfect Peter visit Santa - Henry takes the opportunity to relay his long list of desired Christmas gifts!"
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Nigella's Christmas Chocolate Cookies - Nigella's Christmas Kitchen - BBC Two
(YouTube)

 

 

Nigella Lawson..Chocolate Pistachio Fudge...
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Michèle D.

23/11/2016


THANKSGIVING

The Traditions For Thanksgiving
Dulce Araujo (Ac. Nancy-Metz) a créé cette video sur Thanksgiving avec la voix de son assistante américaine, "elle pourrait être utile à d’autres."

(YouTube)

 

 

Thanksgiving Dinners in Movies
"Jacob T. Swinney of Fandor Keyframe collected some examples from Hollywood to show that gathering the relatives together for a holiday meal isn't always pretty.
You might be better off working or serving at the local soup kitchen. Or you can just chill and eat turkey and let those resentments go."

(neatorama.com)

Twitter Users Discuss 'Survival Guide to Thanksgiving' - Text + Audio - 22 November 2016
"The American Thanksgiving holiday is on Thursday. Many people will gather with family members for a large meal. It is a time to celebrate.
But some people do not look forward to spending a lot of time with family. That is why people are proposing Thanksgiving survival strategies."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

How to eat Thanksgiving meal in space - VIDEO - 23 November 2016
"Nasa astronaut Shane Kimbrough has been showing off the specialties he'll be preparing for the crew's Thanksgiving meal aboard the ISS this year."

(BBC)

Thanksgiving traffic jam in Los Angeles is 'most epic' - Article + Video - 23 November 2016
"Aerial footage has gone viral of a massive traffic jam, captured during the great Thanksgiving getaway in southern California...
Almost 49 million people are expected to travel at least 50 miles for Thursday's turkey feast holiday."

(BBC)

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TRUMP

Trump interview: Key points from sit-down with New York Times - 23 November 2016
"First it was on, then it was off, then it was on again. When it finally got going, President-elect Donald Trump's on-the-record interview
with the New York Times lasted just over an hour."

(BBC)

How far is too far for Donald Trump? – video - 23 November 2016
"Steven W Thrasher asks how far Donald Trump has to go before people stop seeing him as ‘just another president’.
Trump has installed members of the extreme ‘alt-right’ in the White House and been endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan.
So what will it take for the public and political class to stop normalising him?"

(theguardian.com)

 

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SO ENGLISH! 6e - Nouvelle édition 2016 - HATIER

"La nouvelle édition de So English! 6e propose 26 fiches dédiées à l’accompagnement personnalisé.
Ces fiches sont entièrement modifiables pour correspondre à vos besoins."

Téléchargez les fiches : "Elles proposent des parcours différenciés et sont accompagnés de documents audio et de tutoriels vidéo",
les audios, les tutoriels video.

Relations enseignants : 01.49.54.48.50 Lundi au Vendredi 8h30 à 17h
infoprofs@editions-hatier.fr

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Thanks to Hélène C.


RUBBER DUCKS

When Did We First Use Rubber Ducks?
(YouTube)
"Simon Whistler of Today I Found Out gives us the complete history of rubber duck bath toys, from the development of vulcanized rubber
to the Sesame Street song "Rubber Duckie" and beyond."

(Neatorama)

 

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THE LAKE DISTRICT

A Beer Guide to the Lake District - an infographic
"The Lake District is home to over 20 breweries, many with award winning drinks that can be sampled in local pubs and eateries. In this infographic we take a quick look at how beer is made, as well as how to pair it with your food. We’ve also chosen some of the best breweries in the area and give you a little more info on them
and how you too can experience not just their drinks but how they’re made. Brewery tours are a fabulous way to get acquainted with the many different flavours and characters of the ales as well as learning how they come to be. They’re a perfect way to break up a long walk or give yourself a treat at the end.
So pick up your pint and see where your next outing could be."

(craigmanor.co.uk)

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VOCABULARY

'Post-Truth' Named 2016 Word of the Year - Text + Audio + Video - 22 November 2016
""Post-Truth" became popular during the 2016 American presidential campaign."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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COYOTES / NEW YORK CITY

How Scientists Are Using Poop to Study New York City's Coyote Population
"coyotes have firmly established themselves in New York City; they’ve been spotted everywhere from the Upper West Side to Battery Park City,
from the rooftop of a Queens bar to Rikers Island, and they’re breeding in the Bronx’s parks."

(mentalfloss.com)

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2016

2016 in metaphors: dead turkey, frozen moose and man digging his own grave
"The year has become so maligned that Twitter is awash with posts listing the strange and terrible things that 2016 can be compared to."

(theguardian.com)

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22/11/2016


THANKSGIVING

16 Fun Facts About the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - with pictures
"This Thursday, Macy's will send its 90th Thanksgiving Day Parade down the streets of Manhattan—a spectacle more than 50 million people tune in to watch
from the comfort of their homes. Here are a few things you might not have known about the iconic holiday event."

(mentalfloss.com)

What Americans Get Wrong About Thanksgiving
"Do you know the facts about the first meal between the pilgrims and Native Americans? Find out what we often get wrong about Thanksgiving."

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Native Americans Review Thanksgiving Storybooks
(YouTube)

 

 

Many are planning to spend Thanksgiving in Standing Rock | GOOD
"Organizers have called for "all living beings—human and animal species’ alike—to actively and peacefully come together over the course of the American Thanksgiving Holiday to stand in continued defense of human rights, indigenous sovereignty, the environment and every living being’s right to clean water."

(YouTube)

 

 

Google releases list of Thanksgiving searches
"Stressed out about your upcoming Thanksgiving dinner? Many are asking Google for help."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks for the videos (Larry Ferlazzo)


TRUMP

Donald Trump unveils top priorities for first day in White House - VIDEO - 22 November 2016
"US President-elect Donald Trump has laid out his top priorities for his first day in the White House, including withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal."

(BBC)

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HOMELESS

Homeless Population Down in America, But 'Spreading' Worldwide - 21 November 2016
"Every year, thousands of volunteers spread out across the United States to count the number of homeless people. In January 2016, they counted nearly 550,000 people without homes, down about 3 percent from the year before. Worldwide, however, the United Nations warns that homelessness is spreading."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BLACK FRIDAY

10 Tricks Retailers Will Try To Use On Black Friday
"Black Friday is the biggest shopping day in the world. People leave their home in the middle of the night just to get in line and wait in the cold for hours just to get
the items that they want at a good price. Retailers know that shoppers will be filling their stores, therefore, they take advantage of that. These retailers know several tricks that will you to buy more and spend more on Black Friday."

(shebudgets.com)

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MIGRANTS

Can a Syrian cafe hold the key to the German migrant crisis? - 22 November 2016
"Hassan Al Babi, a Syrian refugee from Damascus, is steadily carving slices of chicken shawarma off a gas-heated rotisserie.
It's lunchtime in Oberhausen and the German city's first Syrian restaurant is doing a brisk trade."

(BBC)

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IS

IS conflict: How is it getting hold of weapons from the West? - Article + Pictures + Video - 21 November 2016
"Weapons meant for Western-backed rebels in Syria are ending up in the hands of so-called Islamic State in neighbouring Iraq - but how are they getting there?"

(BBC)

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Harry POTTER

The myths and folktales behind Harry Potter - 22 November 2016
"Nicolas Flamel was a real person, and many of Rowling’s fantastic beasts she borrowed from elsewhere – including from the ancient world, writes Natalie Haynes."

(BBC)

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GANG CITY

In pictures: Gang City
"Italy has long been plagued by the activities of the mafia, and a new exhibition of photographs in Venice attempts to uncover the wider effects
of organised crime on suburban life.
From the drug smugglers of Naples to the prisoners of Brazil, Gang City examines the connection between violence and civil decay.
Showcasing more than 80 photographs, which date back to the mid-1980s, the exhibition portrays the perpetrators and victims of gang-related crime."

(BBC)

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THE PERFECT COVER LETTER

5 Foolproof Tips For Creating The Perfect Cover Letter
"Creating the perfect cover letter is a task that is easier said than done.
Luckily, there's a straightforward formula to writing a great cover letter that will do you justice and get you noticed...
Download our cover letter template to get started."

(opencolleges.edu.au)

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JUNK FOOD

Emergency junk food flown to earthquake town (November 21, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The residents of a town cut off by last week's New Zealand earthquake have received a somewhat unusual but welcome air delivery."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:    Level 4  or  Level 5
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

The Effects of fast food on the Body - an infographic
"Fast foods often contain too many calories and too little nutrition. If fast food is a regular component of your diet,
you might find yourself struggling with weight problems and ill health."

(healthline.com)

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AIR POLLUTION

Clouds of filth envelope Asian cities: 'you can't escape' - 22 November 2016
"This year has seen some of Asia’s worst urban smog episodes in nearly 20 years, as India’s air pollution soars above levels recorded in China."

(theguardian.com)

Air pollution more deadly in Africa than malnutrition or dirty water, study warns - 20 October 2016
"Annual human and economic cost of tainted air runs to 712,000 lost lives and £364bn, finds Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development."

(theguardian.com)

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CRYONICS

Inside the Cryonics lab where people hope to come back to life - VIDEO - 22 November 2016
"The remains of a 14-year-old girl whose dying wish was to be cryogenically preserved with the hope of being bought back to life
after being held at the Cryonics Institute in Detroit, Michigan, USA."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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CYGNUS

The Cygnus spacecraft "is an American automated cargo spacecraft developed by Orbital ATK
as part of NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) developmental program. It is launched by Orbital's Antares rocket or ULA's Atlas V
and is designed to transport supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) following the retirement of the American Space Shuttle..."

(Wikipedia)

 

Space Fire! NASA Ignites Experiment on Private Cargo Spaceship - Article + Video - 21 November 2016
"The three-part Saffire program is investigating how fires spread in microgravity and aims to help researchers design safer spacecraft down the road."

(space.com)

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21/11/2016


THANKSGIVING

Irish People Taste Test Thanksgiving Food
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ACTIVITY

Practise and Check! sur le thème de la personnalité
Créé par Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen)

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POKEMON GO GAME

SEE THE DANGERS OF THE POKEMON GO GAME = VIDEO (.flv) + PICTURE + WORKSHEET = listening, reading & writing activities. (pdf)
Activites created by Delphine Darrieumerlou (Ac. Bordeaux)

 

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LOBBY

Lobbyists: Part of the Lawmaking Process - Text + Audio + Video - 19 November 2016
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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WOMEN

100 Women 2016: A year of street campaigns - VIDEO
"Millions have taken to the streets and to social media to campaign for women's issues this year.
What is behind the trend? Philippa Thomas finds out as part of the BBC's 100 Women season."

(BBC)

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PROVERBS

We neeed proverbs because they reflect who we are
"Proverbs have many names: they can be called axioms, old saws, sayings and adages...
Generally, it’s an older saying without a known author that’s considered wise."

(BBC)

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MIGRANTS

Samsung and Panasonic accused over supply chain labour abuses in Malaysia - 21 November 2016
"Migrant workers making goods for the global electronics brands claim they are trapped and exploited in Malaysia."

(theguardian.com)

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TATTOOS

Chefs and their tattoos - with pictures - 20 November 2016
"A new book, Knives & Ink, by writer Issac Fitzgerald and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, documents the cooks
whose food stories are written on their bodies as well as their menus. Introduction by Killian Fox."

(theguardian.com)

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CHRISTMAS

Five Christmas recipes from Nigel Slate
"Potato pancakes, partridge pie and fig ice-cream terrine: dishes to make and eat any time over the Christmas season."

(theguardian.com)

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