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19/11/2017

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

 


NEWS BULLETIN - AUDIO

5x5 bulletin for Thursday 16 November: Listen to today's essential news from the Telegraph
"In the Telegraph's Five by Five briefing for today, Thursday 16 November, Brexit Secretary David Davis will give his keynote speech in Berlin, Robert Mugabe insists
he finishes his presidential term, Prince William launches a cyber bullying campaign, Old Vic finds 20 allegations against Kevin Spacey
and a Japanese train apologises for leaving early."

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SYNONYMS

50 Synonyms for “Song”
"Numerous words that describe various types of musical composition are listed and defined below.
(Note that in the definitions below, popular denotes not a musical form that is widely enjoyed, but a song of a type traditionally derived from common people
and folk traditions rather than from professional composers. Forms of the word accompany refer to instrumental support.)"

(dailywritingtips.com)

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LESSON

Everyday English for ESL — Lesson Seven — The Weekend - a lesson
"This is lesson seven of my Everyday English for ESL course, which is available on Udemy...
Find the previous six videos on my Animated English YouTube channel."

COURSE DESCRIPTION + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

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BIBLE MUSUEUM

New Bible Museum Opens in Washington - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 17 November 2017
"Washington D.C. is a city full of museums. Visitors have a large choice of places to go to learn about U.S. history, culture and art.
The latest one to open is the Museum of the Bible."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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THANKSGIVING

Expressions From a Thanksgiving Meal - Text + Audio + Pictures - 18 November 2017
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Explainer: Thanksgiving - 17 November 2017
"On Thursday, November 23, Americans celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. It is a day for all people, religions and cultures in the country to give thanks.
VOA Learning English takes a brief look at the history and traditions of Thanksgiving."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Millions more have high blood pressure (November 16, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Millions more people around the world have high blood pressure."
Try the same news story at these easier levels: Blood Pressure - Level 0Blood Pressure - Level 1  or  Blood Pressure - 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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REFUGEES

Small Montana City Elects Former Refugee as Mayor - Text + Audio + Pictures - 16 November 2017
"Voters in Helena, Montana, have elected Wilmot Collins as their new mayor. Collins is a former refugee from Liberia.
He is also the first black mayor in the state of Montana."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Decay, despair, defiance: inside the Manus Island refugee camp - with pictures - 16 November 2017
Special report: Abandoned by Australia, the men in the former detention centre survive on smuggled rations and scant light.

(theguardian.com)

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PAINTING

Leonardo da Vinci Painting Sells for Record $450 Million - Text + Audio + Pictures - 16 November 2017
"The painting is called “Salvator Mundi,” Latin for “Savior of the World.” It is one of fewer than 20 paintings by the Renaissance painter known to exist.
It sold at an auction held on Wednesday."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SONG

Learn English with Ed Sheeran 'Shape of You'
"In this English lesson we look at the lyrics from Ed Sheeran's Shape of You and learn lots of interesting vocabulary and grammar."

(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"Girl, you know I want your love
Your love was handmade for somebody like me
Come on now, follow my lead
I may be crazy, don't mind me"

(azlyrics.com)

 

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THREATENED ANIMALS IN FRANCE

Threatened animals in France - PHOTOS - November 2017
(20minutes.fr)


Boreal lynx

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ARMY DOG

Army dog wins ‘animal Victoria Cross’ for Taliban counterattack - 17 November 2017
(theguardian.com)
"The PDSA Dickin Medal was instituted in 1943 in the United Kingdom by Maria Dickin to honour the work of animals in World War II.
It is a bronze medallion, bearing the words "For Gallantry" and "We Also Serve" within a laurel wreath, carried on a ribbon of striped green,
dark brown, and pale blue.[1] It is awarded to animals that have displayed "conspicuous gallantry or devotion to duty while serving or associated
with any branch of the Armed Forces or Civil Defence Units".[1] The award is commonly referred to as "the animals' Victoria Cross"
(although the Victoria Cross Trust has opposed this association).[1][2][3][4]"

(Wikipedia)


Mali has been recognised for his heroic actions in 2012,
when he assisted
an assault force in securing a key Taliban stronghold.

The PDSA Dickin Medal

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TRUMP / NORTH KOREA

US general says he would resist 'illegal' Trump nuclear strike order - 19 November 2017
"Air Force General John Hyten says ‘we’re not stupid people ... if you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail’...
Trump has traded insults and threats with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un and threatened in his first United Nations address to “totally destroy” the country
of 26 million people if it threatened the US. "

(theguardian.com)

North Korea rejects Donald Trump’s call for nuclear talks, as images emerge of 'ballistic submarine' under construction - with pictures - 17 November 2017
"North Korea has rejected Donald Trump’s call for talks over its nuclear programme just days after the US president completed his high-profile to Asia."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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LONDON - GRENFELL TOWER

Grenfell Tower final death toll: police say 71 lives lost as result of fire - 16 November 2017
"Officers say they have recovered and identified the final two bodies from the tower and do not expect to find any more."

(theguardian.com)

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US UNIVERSITIES

US Universities Working Together to Help Poor Students - Text + Audio - 18 November 2017
"Every college and university in the United States is different, and they all compete with one another.
But one thing they share is finding ways to help low-income and first generation students.
And now a group of 11 schools is working together to solve that problem."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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QUAKES

Moment quake hit South Korea - VIDEO - 16 November 2017
"The 5.4 magnitude tremor hit the south-eastern port city of Pohang in the afternoon, and dozens of aftershocks have occurred since.
More than 1,000 buildings, homes and vehicles have been destroyed or damaged."

(BBC)

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THE QUEEN

The Queen and Prince Philip's 70 years of marriage - VIDEO - 18 November 2017
"The Queen and Duke will mark their platinum wedding anniversary on November 20, in a milestone no other monarch has achieved and will likely never surpass."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

 

The Secret Protocol for When the Queen Dies
(YouTube)

 

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PROMETHEUS

The myth of Prometheus - Iseult Gillespie - a lesson
"Before the creation of humanity, the Greek gods won a great battle against a race of giants called the Titans. Most Titans were destroyed or driven to the eternal hell
of Tartarus. But the Titan Prometheus, whose name means foresight, persuaded his brother Epimetheus to fight with him on the side of the Gods.
Iseult Gillespie shares the myth of Prometheus."

(ed.ted.com)

 

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MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRIES

World’s Most Dangerous Countries Revealed - with MAPS - 17 November 2017
This is how much travelers will be risking their health in 2018 across the globe...
And this is how the world looks from a security threat point of view...
Finally, the number of road accidents

(boredpanda.com)

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CINEMA

The 25 best superhero movies - ranked by Robbie Collin
(telegraph.co.uk)

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15/11/2017


AUSTRALIA - T.E.A.M. WORK

AUSTRALIE en T.E.A.M. WORK (Travail en Equipe Avant Mutualisation) pour 4ème / 3ème.
Un travail de différenciation conçu avec Caroline Agnola (Ac. Limoges).
La classe est répartie en 7 groupes de niveau.
Chaque groupe travaille sur des documents écrits qui traitent d'un aspect de la culture australienne ou des animaux australiens les plus emblématiques.
Par Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)

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LESSON PLAN

Where do bugs like to live in your house? (November 14, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Scientists have discovered where bugs most like to live in your house."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Household Bugs - Level 4  or  Household Bugs - Level 5
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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ACTIVITY

Allied: Prepositions - an activity with a movie segment
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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VIDEOS

You Tube Channel: Eat, Sleep, Dream English
"Welcome to Eat Sleep Dream English! This is a short video about why I created Eat Sleep Dream English
and how together you and I can take your English to the next level."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Yvan BAPTISTE (Ac. Montpellier)

 

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CALIFORNIA SHOOTING at an elementary school

4 dead after gunman ‘randomly picking targets’ goes on rampage in Calif., tries to enter school - 15 November 2017
(washingtonpost.com)

Three dead in shooting at California elementary school - 14 November 2017
"At least three people were killed and two children wounded when a gunman opened fire at an elementary school in Northern California, according to local reports...
The shooter was killed by law enforcement."

(nypost.com)

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EARTHQUAKE

Iran earthquake survivors plead for help as death toll rises - 14 November 2017
"Iranians living outdoors in bitterly cold temperatures after an earthquake are making desperate pleas for help.
About 540 people were killed and close to 8,000 injured when the quake hit near the Iran-Iraq border on Sunday."

(BBC)

In pictures: Deadly earthquake in Iran and Iraq - 13 November 2017
"Hundreds have been killed in a 7.3 magnitude earthquake in the countries' border region."

(BBC)

Deadly Earthquake Strikes Iran and Iraq - Text + Audio + Pictures - 13 November 2017
"A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck an area near the Iranian border with Iraq Sunday night. More than 400 people are reported dead in Iran.
Thousands may need shelter. At least seven deaths were reported in Kurdish areas of Iraq."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

History of deadly earthquakes - 13 November 2017
"Earthquakes have claimed millions of lives in the last 100 years, and improvements in technology have only slightly reduced the death toll."

(BBC)

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PARADISE PAPERS

After successive offshore scandals, are there signs of change in Isle of Man? - with pictures - 14 November 2017
"Crown dependency’s response to previous scandals has been to circle the wagons, but after the Paradise Papers, there are hints the popular mood is shifting."

+ Quick Guide: Key revelations from the Paradise Papers
(theguardian.com)

How to stop the super-rich looting our wealth: make it illegal - 14 November 2017
"The Paradise Papers expose a business model that lets the few asset-strip the many. Governments have powerful tools to stop this – but do they have the will?"

(theguardian.com)

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RAQQA

Raqqa’s dirty secret
"The BBC has uncovered details of a secret deal that let hundreds of IS fighters and their families escape from Raqqa,
under the gaze of the US and British-led coalition and Kurdish-led forces who control the city.
A convoy included some of IS’s most notorious members and – despite reassurances – dozens of foreign fighters.
Some of those have spread out across Syria, even making it as far as Turkey."

(BBC)

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REFUGEES

Tragic Statistic Of The Day: Thousands Of Refugees Have Died Trying To Escape - 13 November 2017
"A German newspaper has announced the results of their research finding that tens of thousands of refugees have died
over the past twenty-five years trying to escape to Europe..."

(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

Burundi Refugees Fear Returning - Text + Audio - 13 November 2017
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Bill Gates Gives $100 Million to Fight Alzheimer's Disease - Text + Audio - 13 November 2017
"Billionaire Bill Gates has made a $100-million investment to help researchers find a cure for Alzheimer’s.
The brain disease causes people to slowly lose their memory and mental abilities as they grow old."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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HATE CRIMES

FBI Says Hate Crimes Rose Again in 2016 - Text + Audio - 14 November 2017
"The Federal Bureau of Investigation says hate crimes rose across the country in 2016 for the second year in a row.
An FBI study released Monday reports there were 6,121 hate crime incidents last year, an increase of 4.6 percent from 2015."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRUMP / NORTH KOREA

North Korea 'sentences Trump to death' for insulting Kim Jong-un - 15 November 2017
"Regime-run newspaper says US president is ‘hideous criminal’ after he said North was a ‘cruel dictatorship’ and Kim ‘short and fat’."

(theguardian.com)


The war of words between Donald Trump and North Kim Jong-un sees no sign of abating.

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SLAVERY

Turkey: Zara shoppers find labour complaints inside clothes - 15 November 2017
"The tags were left by workers from local company Bravo Tekstil, which produced clothes for Zara and other big international brands like Next and Mango."

+ The kids who have to sew to survive
+ Child refugees in Turkey making clothes for UK shops
(BBC)

'They don't know my name' - 14 November 2017
"What it's like to be trapped inside Libya's government detention centers."
"Thousands of migrants and refugees cross Libya each year in search of a better life in Europe.
But thanks to a recent crackdown, fewer boats are making it out to sea, leaving human smugglers with a backlog of passengers.
So they auction them off as slaves..."
"Exploited by shameless smugglers who care little whether they live or die, many of the inhabitants of this government-run detention center 
give nightmare accounts of forced labor, exploitation and inhumane conditions at the hands of the men they paid to deliver them across the Mediterranean."

(cnn.com)

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ROBOT DOGS

Just how lifelike are Boston Dynamic's robot dogs? - VIDEO (00.58)
(telegraph.co.uk)

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14/11/2017


SUFFIX

40 Words Ending in “-ade”
"A number of words share the inflected ending -ade, which denotes an action or something that performs an action or function.
The following comprehensive but not exhaustive list includes definitions of forty such words (and the meaning of each root word)."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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SONG

Brooks & Dunn - Only In America
(YouTube)
+ Lyrics:
"Only in America
Dreaming in red, white and blue
Only in America
Where we dream as big as we want to
We all get a chance
Everybody gets to dance
Only in America"

(azlyrics.com)

 

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