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28/11/2017

DECEMBER 2017

01 - World AIDS Day
03 - International Day of the Disabled
10 - Human Rights Day
15 - Bill of Rights Day
18 - International Migrants Day
21 - WINTER
25 - Christmas
26 - Boxing Day
31 - New Year's Eve

 


PRINCE HARRY and Meghan MARKLE



Prince Harry 'thrilled' to marry girlfriend Meghan Markle next year - 27 November 2017
"The fifth in line to the throne will marry Ms Markle in spring 2018...
The couple will live in Prince Harry's current home, Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace."
+ Video: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle posed for the cameras in the garden at Kensington Palace
+ Video: When Harry met Meghan
+ Latest updates: Prince Harry announces engagement
+ No ordinary royal engagement
+ When Prince Harry met Meghan Markle' Meghan who?' LA shrugs over Harry's girlfriend

+ Who is Meghan Markle?
+ Profile: Prince Harry
+ Meghan Markle's life among Toronto 'royalty'

+ Royal Family tree and line of succession
(BBC)

Prince Harry 'thrilled' after announcing he is to marry Meghan Markle - 27 November 2017
"Couple appear in public for first time since announcing their engagement and give 20-minute television interview."

+ Key moments from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's first TV interview - video
+ Who is Meghan Markle? – video profile
(theguardian.com)

Prince Harry: Stars were aligned when I met Meghan - with videos - 27 November 2017
"Prince Harry says he and US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle fell in love "so incredibly quickly" and it seemed proof that the "stars were aligned"."

(BBC)

An American's guide to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal union - with videos - 27 November 2017
"She’s not the first yankee to marry a British royal, but the Los Angeles native will face some changes when she joins the famous family."

(theguardian.com)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: The story of their relationship, in pictures (18 pictures) - 27 November 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Engagement interview in full - VIDEO - 27 November 2017
(BBC)

 

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CHRISTMAS

Christmas decorations at the White House – in pictures - 27 November 2017
"‘Time-honored traditions’ is the theme and first lady Melania Trump personally chose every detail of the decor, says the White House."

(theguardian.com)


The official White House Christmas tree resides in the blue room.

CGI Animated Short Film "Nutty Christmas Short Film" by Kyoyoung Na and Yoon-Sun Hyun
(YouTube)

 

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VIDEO

CGI 3D Animated Short Film "THE FINAL STRAW" Funny Animation Kids Cartoon by Ricky Renna & Ringling
"When a stubborn crow invades his farmland, a scarecrow will stop at nothing to rid himself of this flying pest!"

(YouTube)

 

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REFUGEE POLICY

German mayor rejects idea of police protection despite knife attack - 28 November 2017
"Andreas Hollstein, 57, mayor of Altena, was treated in hospital after he was attacked by man who criticised his refugee policy.
“I will continue my engagement for all people, be they refugees or people who have always been here, those who socially secure and those who are socially weaker,”
said Andreas Hollstein, the mayor of Altena, the morning after he was stabbed in a kebab shop by a man accusing him of bringing hundreds of refugees to the town."

(theguardian.com)

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ROBOTS

Can robots coexist with humans? - Text + Pictures + Video - 20 September 2017
"With advances in artificial intelligence forging ahead, it’s time to think seriously about how we see robots fitting into our society."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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BIRD

Bird pulled from brink of extinction facing poisoning threat - 28 November 2017
"The red kite has become more common in the past 30 years in the UK, thanks to conservation schemes.
But, while numbers of the birds of prey are on the rise, scientists say human factors threaten to derail progress."

(BBC)
See Birds on RESCOL 1

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Save the Arctic
(YouTube)

 

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FACTS

14 Moving Facts About Planes, Trains and Automobiles - with videos
(mentalfloss.com)

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27/11/2017

 

NOVEMBER 2017

= = 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

 


MIGRANTS / REFUGEES / IMMIGRANTS

Our safe haven: how we made ourselves at home in Britain - with pictures - 26 November 2017
(theguardian.com)

30 migrants dead and 200 rescued off Libyan coast says country's navy - with pictures - 25 November 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

Myanmar Rohingya crisis: Deal to allow return of Muslim refugees - 23 November 2017
"Bangladesh has signed a deal with Myanmar to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a recent army crackdown."

+ Why won't Aung San Suu Kyi act?
+ Who are the Rohingya group behind attacks?

(BBC)

Manus Island: PNG police move refugees from former Australia centre - 23 November 2017
"Police in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have moved about 40 refugees and asylum seekers from a former Australian-run detention centre on Manus Island.
But more than 300 others remain. They have been refusing to leave since the camp was shut on 31 October, saying they fear attacks from local people."

(BBC)

Migrants being sold as slaves in Libya - CNN Video
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

 

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BLACK FRIDAY

Bargain hunters: Black Friday around the world – in pictures - 24 November 2017
"Shoppers go in search of discounts on the American post-Thanksgiving event that now kicks off the global Christmas shopping season."

(theguardian.com)

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THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving parades from around the US – in pictures - 23 November 2017
(theguardian.com)


The Grinch in New York

Thanksgiving: An American Tradition - Text + Audio + Video
"On this day, most Americans gather with friends and family. Many take time to think about what they are thankful for, cook up a storm, and eat. A lot."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

How Did Thanksgiving 'Turkey' Get Its Name? - Text + Audio
"The U.S. Thanksgiving holiday is symbolized by its traditional food, a large bird we call a turkey.
But turkey is certainly not from Turkey. In fact, its English name is based on one big mistake."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

'Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen,' by O. Henry - Text + Audio + Video + Quiz
"Every country has traditions and holidays. Older countries may have more traditions. But younger nations love their traditions just as much.
Read about two men who truly love one American holiday in this classic American short story, 'Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen,' by O. Henry."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

Thanksgiving and English Verbs - Text + Audio+ Video
"Thanksgiving can teach you about the difference between stative and progressive verbs.
Stative verbs show or describe conditions or situations that do not do anything but exist."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

Native American Girls Describe the REAL History Behind Thanksgiving | Teen Vogue
"6 Native American girls school us on the REAL history of Thanksgiving."

(YouTube)

 

 

The Dick Cavett Show - The Muppets (Thanksgiving 1971) Part 1
(YouTube)

 

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BREAKFAST

Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges) a réalisé quelques applications ayant pour thème le petit-déjeuner
(matching / writing / word order).

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SYN-

15+ Words with “syn” or a Variation
"The Greek prefix syn-, meaning “together,” and two alternative forms combine with many other word elements to form terms pertaining to community or unity.
This post lists and briefly defines the most common of these words, along with literal definitions of the root word."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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STAR CITIZEN

Star Citizen: Galactic Tour Aegis Hammerhead - VOSTFR - A new spaceship
(Youtube)

 

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WAR CRIMES

Former Bosnian Serb Commander Found Guilty of Genocide, War Crimes - Text + Audio - 22 November 2017
"UN war crimes court said Ratko Mladic tried to destroy the Bosnian Muslim population; he directed the worst massacre in Europe since WWII."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CHRISTMAS

Revealed: the 12 'must-have' toys for Christmas 2017 - with pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)

2017’s Holiday Ads Will Make You Feel All Warm And Fuzzy Inside - Lots of ads
(huffingtonpost.com)

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ART

Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed – in pictures
"A new exhibition positions Edvard Munch as a revolutionary whose personal tragedies peppered his work, and made him more than a symbolist scream
+ Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed is at the Met, New York until 4 February."

(theguardian.com)


The Dance of Life (1925)

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EGYPT ATTACK

Egypt attack: IS flags carried by gunmen, say officials - with videos - 25 November 2017
"Egyptian officials investigating the massacre of worshippers at a mosque in Sinai say the attackers were carrying the flag of the Islamic State group."
+ Video: The Egyptian military released footage of air strikes on "terrorist targets"

The videos contain upsetting scenes.
(BBC)

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HOMELESSNESS - BENEATH LAS VEGAS

'I came down here to be forgotten': life in the tunnels beneath Las Vegas
"An estimated 300 people live in the flood tunnels underneath Las Vegas, and many of them struggle with substance abuse and addiction.
Paul Vautrinot was one of them, but he now works for the community organization Shine a Light, which offers services including housing and counseling
to people living in the tunnels. Vautrinot visits the tunnels regularly to try to help residents find a way out Outside in America is a year-long series
on homelessness in the western US. The project focuses on people on the frontline of a devastating crisis and enables readers to take action to help solve the problem."

(YouTube)

 

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ANIMALS

Tiger shot dead in Paris after escaping from circus - 25 November 2017
"Police tweet that ‘all danger is over’ after tiger was killed by owner near Eiffel Tower some time after it escaped...
The Brigitte Bardot Foundation, founded by the actor turned animal rights activist, expressed horror and called on the ecology minister
to ban the use of animals in circuses."

(theguardian.com)

 

The week in wildlife – in pictures - 24 November 2017
"Brown bears, grey seals and an errant crocodile are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world"

(theguardian.com)

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22/11/2017


THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY

The British Royal Family
- Activities created (in 2017) by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)

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THANKSGIVING

16 Fun Facts About the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
(mentalfloss.com)

10 Filling Facts About A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
(mentalfloss.com)

What Is the History of the Presidential Turkey Pardon? - Text + Audio - 21 November 2017
"Every year, at a ceremony at the White House, the American president "pardons" a turkey. Stories on the origins of the presidential turkey "pardon" are numerous. Edward Lengel, a historian, notes that Kennedy was the first president to give an official pardon."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

'That's a big bird', watch Trump pardon Thanksgiving turkey - with pictures and a video - 21 November 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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BLACK FRIDAY

How Much Do You Know About Black Friday Shopping? - with a quiz
(mentalfloss.com)

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Charles MANSON

Charles Manson, Leader of Murderous Cult, Dies - Text + Audio + Pictures - 20 November 2017
"Infamous prisoner Charles Manson died Sunday at 83.
He was the former leader of led a cult who persuaded his followers to carry out murders of powerful people in the Los Angeles area in 1969."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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NORTH KOREA

US Renews State Terror Declaration for North Korea - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 21 November 2017
"The United States has re-declared North Korea a state supporter of terrorism and is preparing new sanctions to pressure Pyongyang.
The U.S. decision was welcomed by South Korea and Japan as a way to put more pressure on North Korea."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

North Korea Slowly Goes Online - Text + Audio + Pictures - 19 November 2017
"North Korea is still among the least internet-friendly countries on Earth. For most citizens, having a connection to the World Wide Web is unimaginable.
Hardly anyone has a personal computer or an email address that is not shared."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Gerald FORD

Gerald Ford: Unelected - Text + Audio + Pictures + 2 Videos (One of them is slower) + Listening test
"Many historians have described Ford as a good man facing a difficult situation.
He tried to fix a troubled economy, end United States' involvement in Vietnam, and show people that the U.S. government could continue to operate after a crisis."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Scientists: CO2 Levels Will Rise This Year - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 19 November 2017
"A new report predicts world emissions of carbon dioxide will increase by two percent this year. The report was released as nearly 200 nations gathered in Bonn, Germany to discuss the Paris Agreement on climate change. The goal is to limit a slow warming in Earth’s atmosphere."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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OBESITY

10-year-old children now so fat they need hip replacements, figures show - 19 November 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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BRITISH WEEKEND

A very British weekend - 17 November 2017
(BBC)

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THE QUEEN and PRINCE PHILIP

UK Queen celebrates 70th wedding anniversary (November 22, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The United Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 70th wedding anniversary on Monday."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  November - Level 4  or  November - 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)

Queen and Prince Philip portraits released to mark 70th anniversary - 20 November 2017
"First British monarch to celebrate platinum wedding anniversary is pictured with her husband at Windsor Castle."

(theguardian.com)

 

The Queen and Prince Philip: one of the nation's greatest love stories - 20 November 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

The story behind the Queen's wedding dress – and how it still sets bridal trends today - 20 November 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

'To have fallen in love makes the world’s troubles seem small': The Queen and Prince Philip's marriage in their own words - 20 November 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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HAMLEYS PARADE

Hamleys Christmas toy parade – in pictures - 19 November 2017
"Regent Street in central London is lined with people watching the annual Hamleys toy parade,
featuring a marching cast of children’s characters, entertainers, elves, bands, floats and flying balloons."

(theguardian.com)

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REFUGEES

Rohingya Muslims suffered under 'apartheid' regime for years before brutal crackdown, Amnesty claims - 21 November 2017
+ Video: Aung San Suu Kyi: Rohingya crisis cannot be solved 'overnight'
+ Video: Roland Oliphant: The scale of the Rohingya crisis 'is mindblowing'

(telegraph.co.uk)

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PLASTIC POLLUTION

Blue Planet 2: How plastic is slowly killing our sea creatures, fish and birds - 19 November 2017
"The people behind Blue Planet 2 say there was rarely a time when they were filming that they didn't come across plastic in the sea."

(BBC)

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KILLER ROBOTS

How real is the threat of killer robots? - VIDEO - 17 November 2017
"As robots become more advanced everyday and learn to think for themselves, we ask Noel Sharkey a professor in AI and Robotics,
about the threat of killer robots."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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FOOD

The surprising ingredients behind common foods - with a VIDEO - 17 November 2017
"Some of our daily staples are made of strange things that enhance their taste or their looks, or make them cost-effective."

(BBC)

Free nutrition games
Nutrition and Fitness Kids Individual Activities and Group Activities and Games

Kids Group Nutrition Activities Printables
(nourishinteractive.com)

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ASTEROID

First-known interstellar visitor is a bizarre, cigar-shaped asteroid - 20 November 2017
"Over a 7.3-hour period, the amount of light ‘Oumuamua reflects changes by a factor of over 2.5."
(arstechnica.com)

 

The first 'alien' comet up close: NASA reveals historic visitor from another solar system is shaped like a CIGAR - with a video - 20 November 2017
"The asteroid, named 'Oumuamua by its discoverers, is up to one-quarter mile (400 meters) long and highly-elongated - perhaps 10 times as long as it is wide."

(dailymail.co.uk)

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ART

The most beautiful Art Deco swimming pools - with pictures - 20 November 2017
"There is something uniquely refreshing and indulgent about bathing in the faded grandeur of an Art Deco swimming pool. BBC Designed shows you the world’s best."

(BBC)

Ruined temples and forgotten places: historic photographer of the year – in pictures - 21 November 2017
"The first historic photographer of the year awards showcase the world’s very best historic places and cultural sites from across the globe, capturing everything
from the most famous national treasures to obscure and forgotten hidden gems. Here, the photographers tell the stories behind their pictures."

(theguardian.com)

Street art in Medellín, Colombia – in pictures - 21 November 2017
"Photographer Juancho Torres tours the streets of Comuna 13 in the once notorious city, capturing the graffiti and murals that adorn buildings and walls."

(theguardian.com)

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KOALAS

24 Facts about Koalas - mental_floss List Show Ep. 522
"This week, John tells you about everyone's favorite marsupial, the koala!"

(YouTube)

 

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