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NOVEMBER 2017 - PART 1 - NEW SITES





06/11/2017

CELEBRATIONS in NOVEMBER

= National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
See
Native Americans ( + Page 2 )


05 - Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes Day)
08 - International Tongue Twister Day
12 - Veterans' Day / Remembrance Day / Poppy Day
16 - International Day for Tolerance
19 - World Toilet Day
20 - Universal Children's Day
21 - World Television Day
22 - John F. Kennedy's Assassination Day
23 - Thanksgiving
24 - Black Friday
24 - Buy Nothing Day
25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
30 - Saint Andrew's Day

 


GAME

Travail sur l'Australie
Il s'agit d'un Escape Game sur les Aborigènes conçu pour les niveaux 3ème / 2nde.
Toutes les explications et l'intégralité des documents de compréhensions oral et écrite sont disponibles ici :
http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/teachers-zone-3eme/escape-game-aborigenes.html

Créé par Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)

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SAMHAIN WILD HUNT FESTIVAL

Glastonbury Dragons' Samhain Wild Hunt festival – in pictures - 06 November 2017
"The Celtic festival of Samhain, which was later adopted by Christians and became Halloween, is a very important date in the Pagan calendar
as it marks the division of the year between the lighter half (summer) and the darker half (winter). Pagans believed that at Samhain the division between this world
and the otherworld was at its thinnest, allowing spirits to pass through."

(theguardian.com)

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TEXAS CHURCH SHOOTING

Sutherland Springs: Men chased Texas church shooting suspect - 06 November 2017
"Two men are being hailed as heroes for pursuing the gunman suspected of killing at least 26 people at a Texas church."

+ Video: How the Texas church mass shooting unfolded
+ Video: Driver Jordan Steubing describes the scene

+ In pictures: Texas church shooting
+ Video: A guide to the weapons available in the US and the rate at which they fire

(BBC)

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PARADISE PAPERS

Paradise Papers
"The Paradise Papers is a special investigation by the Guardian and 95 media partners worldwide into a leak of 13.4m files
from two offshore service providers and 19 tax havens' company registries."

(theguardian.com)

'This isn't a guns situation,' says Trump after Texas church shooting - 06 November 2017
"US president says mental health of perpetrator, not gun ownership, to blame for mass shooting in which 26 people died."

+ Trump on Texas shooting: 'This isn't a guns situation' – video
(theguardian.com)

Reaction around the world to release of Paradise Papers – live - 06 November 2017
"Massive leak of secret documents shared with Guardian and other news organisations shows how world’s biggest businesses and leading politicians
have sheltered their wealth in tax havens."

+ Paradise Papers leak reveals secrets of the world elite’s hidden wealth
+ Explainer: what are the Paradise Papers and what do they tell us?
+ Australian tax office poised to investigate schemes revealed by Paradise Papers

(theguardian.com)


 

Paradise Papers: Millions from Queen's private estate invested in offshore funds, massive data leak reveals - 06 November 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

Paradise Papers offshore leak - VIDEO - 05 November 2017
"Queen's private estate invested £10m in offshore funds"
"About £10m ($13m) of the Queen's private money was invested offshore"

(BBC)

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ROBOT

Saudi Arabia Is First Country to Give Citizenship to Robot - Text + Audio + Videos - 05 November 2017
"Saudi Arabia says it has become the first country in the world to grant citizenship to a robot.
The female robot, named Sophia, is presented as an example of how robot technology and artificial intelligence will make machines more human-like."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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Lyndon JOHNSON

Lyndon Johnson: Complicated - Text + Audio + Pictures + 2 Videos (One of them is slower) + Listening quiz
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

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POVERTY

Hong Kong's poor live in homes smaller than prison cells (November 04, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new study shows that some poor people in Hong Kong live in tiny homes."
Try the same news story at these easier levels: Living Space - Level 0Living Space - Level 1 or  Living Space - Level 2
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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MISSING PEOPLE

Laboratory in Netherlands to Help Find Missing People Worldwide - Text + Audio - 4 November 2017
"In late October, the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in The Hague opened a laboratory to help identify missing individuals.
It now helps to identify people who have been reporting missing during conflicts, natural disasters, or migration."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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REFUGEES

Kutupalong - Rohingyas hit dead end - interactive map
"Kutupalong is quickly becoming the world's biggest refugee camp."
(graphics.afpforum.com)
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

'Human Flow' Film Documents Refugees' Troubles - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 02 November 2017
"Internationally known artist and activist Ai Weiwei shined a light on the troubles facing refugees around the world.
His new film captures the large movement of displaced people on our planet. His goal is to show that the flood of refugees affects everyone."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Social Media Companies Criticized over Russian Interference - Text + Audio + Pictures - 03 November 2017
"Facebook, Google, and Twitter face accusations from United States lawmakers that the companies did not do enough
to prevent the spread of Russian-created materials that influenced on the 2016 presidential election."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BILLIONAIRES

Report: Asia Now Has More Billionaires than US - Text + Audio + Pictures
"A new report finds that for the first time, Asia has more billionaires than the United States.
The number of Asian billionaires rose to 637 in 2016, compared to 563 in America."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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NEW YORK ATTACK

Police: New York Attacker 'Did This in the Name of ISIS' - Text + Audio - 01 November 2017
"Police have confirmed that the Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight and injuring 12 in New York City
carried out the attack in the name of the Islamic State terror group."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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NUCLEAR WEAPONS

South Korean President Says No to Nuclear Weapons - Text + Audio - 01 November 2017
"President Moon Jae-in told South Korean lawmakers that his government does not seek nuclear weapons and opposes such arms on the Korean Peninsula.
He also said that no military action would take place in South Korea without his country’s approval."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Mark TWAIN

'Luck,' by Mark Twain - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video + Quiz
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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01/11/2017


NEW YORK TRUCK ATTACK



Sayfullo Saipov named as suspect in New York truck attack killings - with pictures, a video and a map - 01 November 2017
"The 29-year-old Uber driver was arrested after rental truck ploughed into cyclists and pedestrians, leaving eight dead and 11 injured."

(theguardian.com)

New York truck attack: Who is suspect? - with pictures and a map - 01 November 2017
"Sayfullo Saipov, the man named by US media as being the main suspect in Tuesday's New York truck attack that killed eight people and injured 11,
is reported to have arrived in the US from Uzbekistan in 2010 and is believed to be a legal resident in the country."

(BBC)

Donald Trump vows to step up 'extreme vetting' after New York attack - 01 November 2017
- President says ‘We must not allow Isis to return or enter our country. Enough!’
- Later sends condolences to victims: ‘God and your country are with you!’
- New York attack – live updates

+ Eight people killed after truck drives on to New York bike path – video report
(theguardian.com)

NYPD responds to 'act of terror' – in pictures - 01 November 2017
"Eight people were killed and 11 others seriously injured when a truck rammed into cyclists outside a school in New York.
A 29-year-old man wielding a paintball gun and a pellet gun is under arrest in hospital after he was shot by police. Here are images from the scene."
+
Suspect named after eight killed in ‘act of terror’ – live updates
(theguardian.com)

'We feel safe': defiant New Yorkers parade on Halloween despite truck attack - with pictures and videos - 01 November 2017
+ Defiant New Yorkers parade on Halloween despite truck attack – video
"Revellers take to the streets in Manhattan just hours after eight people were killed and several injured."
+ New York attack: five Argentinian friends named among victims – updates
(theguardian.com)

New York attack: Eight dead as truck hits cyclists - with pictures and a map - 01 November 2017
- Eight people dead, 11 injured in 'terror attack'
- Everything we know about suspect Sayfullo Saipov
- Five Argentinians and a Belgian among the victims
- Trump brands attacker as 'very sick and deranged'
- Don
ald Trump orders increased vetting 
(telegraph.co.uk)

New York truck attack: Five Argentine friends killed - with pictures, a map and videos - 01 November 2017
+ Video - New York terror attack: How the events unfolded (Contains disturbing scenes)
+ Video: Babtunde Ogunnyi describes the moment a truck hit people on a cycle path in Lower Manhattan

+ Video: New York's Halloween parade went ahead hours after the truck attack
(BBC)

New York terror attack: How the events unfolded - VIDEO - 01 November 2017
"At least eight people died and multiple others were injured when a suspect drove a truck into cyclists.
New York officials are treating this as a terror attack. Here's what happened."

(BBC)

New York attack: Eight killed by man driving truck - with pictures, a map and videos - 01 November 2017
+ Video - New York terror attack: How the events unfolded
(Contains disturbing scenes)
+ Video - 'We will be undeterred' by the attack says NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio
+ Video - Emergency services on the scene of the attack
(BBC)

In pictures: New York truck attack - 31 October 2017
"A truck is driven along a bike lane killing a number of people, in what police say is a terror attack."

(BBC)

New York truck attack: Police at scene in Manhattan - VIDEO - 31 October 2017
"A suspect has been arrested in New York after after a truck was driven along a cycle lane, killing at least eight people and injuring more than 12.
A man who emerged from the vehicle brandishing imitation guns was shot by a police officer and arrested.
The incident took place near the West Side Highway in Lower Manhattan."

(BBC)

Eight people killed in New York 'act of terror' after truck drives on to bike path - with pictures, a map and a video - 31 October 2017
- Mayor says attack being treated as ‘a particularly cowardly act of terror’
- NYPD says 29-year-old suspect was shot by police and is in custody

+ Suspect in New York terror attack runs through streets before being shot – video
(theguardian.com)

Footage shows New York suspect tackled by police - VIDEO - 31 October 2017
"A truck driver ploughed into cyclists before hitting a school bus and shooting with an imitation gun.
A man shown in this footage running from the crash was arrested."

(BBC)

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HALLOWEEN

20 utterly diabolical Halloween jokes
(telegraph.co.uk)

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VOCABULARY

16 Pages Of IELTS Topic Specific Vocabulary with exercises and videos
and How to Boost Your Lexical Resource
(ieltspodcast.com)

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change already bringing disease, air pollution and heatwaves - 30 October 2017
"Heatwaves, pollution and disease are the main health issues linked to global warming but action to halt emissions would deliver huge benefits."

(theguardian.com)

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NORTH KOREA

Collapse at North Korea nuclear test site 'leaves 200 dead' - with maps - 31 October 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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MIGRANTS

Morocco's gag on dissent in Rif region fuels exodus to Europe - with pictures - 01 November 2017
"Crackdown on Hirak movement protests has contributed to threefold increase in attempts to cross western Mediterranean."

(theguardian.com)

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ROBOT

Rise of the robot brickie: Automation could wipe out 600,000 construction jobs by 2040 - 30 October 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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RUSSIA

Russia-linked posts 'reached 126m Facebook users in US' - 31 October 2017
"Facebook has said as many as 126 million American users may have seen content uploaded by Russia-based operatives over the past two years."

(BBC)

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GOTHIC ART

Stags, zombies and grindcore: the new wave of gothic art – in pictures - 31 October 2017
"Forget trenchcoats and black eyeliner. Gothic art has a rich history beyond the cliches.
Faye Dowling’s The Book of Black tells its story – and introduces a new generation of devotees, from artists and graphic designers to tattooists."

(theguardian.com)


"British artist Wolfe von Lenkiewicz draws new meaning from historic artworks to challenge our perspectives on art and popular culture.
Here, Alice in Wonderland is redrawn in the image of Martin Schongauer’s 15th-century engraving The Temptation of St Anthony."

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BLACK CHICAGO

Black Chicago: chronicle of African-American life in the city – in pictures
"The six photographers in the Black Chicago exhibition cover the period from 1940 to the present. None has followed the same path and none has the same way of looking at things. Each one presents a different image of the African-American community, who came to Chicago from the Deep South with the hope of greater freedom and better jobs. Their photos are a shocking and highly artistic testament to life in the city."

(theguardian.com)

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POLLUTION

Why Eastbourne is among the most polluted towns in Britain - 31 October 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

Pollution Is the World’s Number One Killer - Text + Audio - 30 October 2017
"A new report says pollution is responsible for more premature deaths than war, terrorism, natural disasters, and smoking."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SMOKING

Smoking's Effect On The Environment - an infographic
(greyhaze.co.uk)

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