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NOVEMBER 2018

= National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
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05 - Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes Day)
07 - Diwali
08 - International Tongue Twister Day
11 - 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
22 - Thanksgiving
23 - Black Friday
23 - Buy Nothing Day
25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
30 - Saint Andrew's Day



26/11/2018


LESSON PLANS

DNA could decide whether you like coffee or tea (November 25, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"New research suggests that our DNA helps us to decide whether we prefer coffee or tea."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Coffee or Tea - Level 0Coffee or Tea - Level 1   or  Coffee or Tea - 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)

Michelle Obama's book best-selling of 2018 (November 23, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The new autobiography penned by the former First Lady of the USA Michelle Obama has stormed to the top of the bestseller lists."

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

Elvis Presley gets Presidential Medal of Freedom (November 19, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The legendary rock 'n' roll singer Elvis Presley has been posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom."

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

British Prime Minister battles to save Brexit (November 17, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The UK Prime Minister Theresa May is battling to save the Brexit divorce deal with the European Union, and her job."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Brexit - Level 0Brexit - Level 1   or  Brexit - 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)

Calls for ban on sugary 'freakshake' milkshakes (November 15, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The campaign group A health group wants to ban the 'freakshake' milkshake that is packed with 'grotesque' levels of sugar."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Freakshake Milkshakes - Level 4  or  Freakshake Milkshakes - 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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HOW TO MAKE A COMPLAINT

How to Make a Complaint in English - Text + Audio + Practice
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THANKSGIVING

The Price Tag of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - 26 November 2018
"How much does it really cost? Check out Karim Doumar's piece on City Lab to find out."
(neatorama.com)



US President pardons "Peas" the turkey - 21 November 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)



A Learning English Thanksgiving
"Explore the tradition of a Thanksgiving meal in the United States with VOA Learning English."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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YELLOW VESTS

Yellow vests: Hundreds injured as France fuel protests continue - 18 November 2018
"Demonstrations in France over rising fuel prices have left more than 400 people injured, officials say, as protests spilled into a second day...
Some 288,000 people took part in Saturday's protests, the ministry said, with scores under way on Sunday.
The demonstrators, known as the "yellow vests", have been setting up roadblocks across France..."
+ Protesters remain at about 150 sites on Sunday, BFMTV reported.

+ 'Gauls' resistant to change - Macron
+ Jobseeker: Macron should help me find work

(BBC)

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BREXIT

Amber Rudd returns to Theresa May's cabinet as work and pensions secretary - 16 November 2018
"Prime minister shores up her support as Michael Gove decides to stay...
Amber Rudd must oversee the rollout of the universal credit system."

Stephen Barclay named new Brexit Secretary - with pictures and videos - 16 November 2018
"Stephen Barclay has been picked as the new Brexit secretary, as Theresa May seeks to fill her cabinet after several of her top team quit."

+ How a day of resignations and appointments unfolded
+ Danger has not passed for Theresa May
+ Who is Stephen Barclay?
+ How could May turmoil affect Brexit?
+ A guide to where we are

(BBC)

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A ROHINGYA REFUGEE CAMP

Day to Day Life in a Rohingya Refugee Camp | Displaced with Greta Van Susteren
"One year after nearly one million Rohingya Muslims were forcibly evicted from Myanmar,
VOA contributor Greta Van Susteren and a camera crew went behind the walls of the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh
to hear their stories of murder and rape..."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

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CALIFORNIA FIRES

CALIFORNIA DEATH TOLL STILL GOING UP - 18 November 2018
"The death toll from Northern California’s Camp fire has risen to at least 76 after search-and-rescue officials recovered five sets of remains over the weekend."
[HuffPost]

California fires: Camp fire death toll rises to 71 with more than 1,000 missing - with pictures and a video - 17 November 2018
"About 52,000 people displaced amid the country’s deadliest fire in a century, as list of missing jumps by hundreds once again"
+ Aerial footage shows aftermath of California's deadliest wildfire – video

(theguardian.com)

Remembering Paradise, a Town Destroyed by Fire - Text + Audio + Pictures - 16 November 2018
"People are trying to recover from the deadly fires in Northern California and find the missing. People are remembering, too, what has been lost."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRUMP / CNN

WHITE HOUSE U-TURN ON CNN REPORTER - with 2 videos - 17 November 2018
"The White House announced that it would restore the press pass of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, leading the network to drop its lawsuit against the administration.
Trump’s press secretary also released new rules for journalists at press briefings — notably only a single question can be asked, with no follow-ups." [

HuffPost
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Jim Acosta row: Donald Trump threat over reporters' behaviour - with pictures and a video - 17 November 2018
"Donald Trump has threatened to walk out of future press briefings if reporters do not act with "decorum"...
Jim Acosta lost his White House access after a fiery exchange with President Trump."
+ White House attacks CNN's Acosta lawsuit
+ The Acosta affair: An unpopular opinion
+ Video: Donald Trump and CNN's Acosta clash

(BBC)

Judge: White House Must Return CNN Reporter's Press Document - Text + Audio - 16 November 2018
"A federal judge has ordered the administration of President Donald Trump to immediately return the press documents of Jim Acosta,
a reporter with the American television network CNN."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ASYLUM BAN

BORDER AGENTS TEAR GAS MIGRANTS - 25 November 2018
"Migrants approaching the border from Mexico were hit with tear gas fired by U.S. agents after several tried to breach a fence separating the two countries.
The gas left children screaming and coughing in the mayhem.
Activists, Democratic politicians and others reacted with shock at the scenes,
but Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended her agency’s actions, saying DHS “will not tolerate this type of lawlessness.”
[huffingtonpost.com]

Judge Bars Enforcement of Trump’s Asylum Ban - Text + Audio + Pictures - 20 November 2018
"A U.S. federal judge stopped a presidential order that would have blocked immigrants from seeking asylum if they entered the United States illegally."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

US migrant caravan: Trump's asylum ban halted by judge - 20 November 2018
"A US federal judge has blocked an order issued by President Trump to deny the possibility of asylum to migrants crossing the southern border illegally...
The US temporarily closed the San Ysidro border point, its busiest crossing with Mexico, on Monday to install new movable wire-topped barriers."
+ Video: Trump and the facts about the migrant caravan

+ What is the migrant caravan?
+ A river of people: The caravan in pictures
+ Fake news follows migrant caravan

(BBC)

JUDGE SLAPS DOWN ASYLUM BAN - 20 November 2018
"A federal judge barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally.
The order was a victory for the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights in San Francisco.
President Donald Trump imposed the ban this month, claiming caravans of migrants traveling toward the U.S. threatened national security."

[AP]

TRUMP PULLS BACK BORDER TROOPS - with a video and pictures - 19 November 2018
"Thousands of Army troops Trump sent to the border ahead of the midterms will reportedly be leaving now that the elections are over."

[HuffPost]

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James COMEY

Comey Vows To Resist Subpoena From House Republicans For Closed-Door Testimony - 23 November 2018
"James Comey, the former head of the FBI who was fired by President Trump, says he will push back on a subpoena to appear in a closed-door session
before the House Judiciary Committee unless he is allowed to testify publicly."

(npr.org)

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THE LOS ANGELES ZOO

How the Los Angeles Zoo Protects Its Animals During Wildfires and Other Emergencies - 16 November 2018
(mentalfloss.com)

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THE CAPITOL

Built, Burned, Bakery: A Short History of the US Capitol Building - Text + Audio + Video
"Changes to the U.S. Capitol show the country's history."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

What Is the US Capitol Building? - Text + Audio + Video
"The Capitol building is one of the best-known symbols of the U.S. government."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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KHASHOGGI

Trump Thanks Saudi Arabia for Keeping Oil Prices Down - Text + Audio - 21 November 2018
"The president's comment comes one day after he said he would not punish the Saudi government for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Trump defends Saudi Arabia ties despite Khashoggi murder - 20 November 2018
"US President Donald Trump has strongly defended ties with Saudi Arabia despite international condemnation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder."

+ Video: Why do Trump's Saudi job numbers keep growing?
+ The journalist who vanished into a consulate
+ The Jamal Khashoggi story so far

+ Khashoggi murder: Is Saudi crown prince finished?
+ Saudi Arabia 'tortured female activists'

(BBC)

Trump 'stands with' Saudi Arabia and defends crown prince over Khashoggi - 20 November 2018
"President issues extraordinary statement of support and repeats Saudi claim that murdered journalist was ‘enemy of the state’."
+ Jamal Khashoggi: surveillance footage shows 'body double' – video
(theguardian.com)

CIA Khashoggi findings 'highly damaging' to Mohammed bin Salman - 18 November 2018
"Agency must have solid proof that Saudi prince ordered journalist’s killing, says official.
The CIA reportedly strengthened its findings that Prince Mohammed ordered the killing after it reviewed two intercepted calls."

+ Profile: Jamal Khashoggi
(theguardian.com)

Funeral prayers for Jamal Khashoggi ring out in absentia - with pictures - 16 November 2018
"Thousands of mourners pay respects to journalist, whose body has still not been found...
Members of the Arab-Turkish Media Association and friends attend funeral prayers in Istanbul."

(theguardian.com)

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CHRITMAS ADS

Sainsbury’s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvXBbsRU83Q

Aldi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69Cg_ez7d1U 

Asda: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaIKutiqMlw

Liddl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5kS5SnxPbw

 Argos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GYCmwuWBp0

 Marks and Spencer (food): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgfPAVx8glo

 Boots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z6KIlJaACw&index=12&list=PLtpXdVevXImhXXgrDdMfAIHWqoOV9x8Sv

 Currys and PC World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGa4KRaDKIY&index=14&list=PLtpXdVevXImhXXgrDdMfAIHWqoOV9x8Sv

 Barbour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT0E8BP3hoQ

Heathrow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5TkTj7Lqec

Thanks to Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)

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John Lewis & Partners Christmas Ad 2018
"Watch the new John Lewis & Partners Christmas TV advert, The Boy and The Piano.
This year’s story is about the power of a gift. And how that gift inspired, changed and influenced the course of a little boy’s life.
That little boy just happens to be Elton John. The film begins in present day and works backwards chronologically through Elton’s life
right until the moment on Christmas morning when he received the special gift that changed his life."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Fabienne R.

 

Elton John brings star quality to John Lewis Christmas advert
"Festive extravaganza charts performer’s path to stardom set to his Your Song anthem"

(theguardian.com)

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A Xmas Padlet with 8 Xmas ads and activities
(padlet.com)
Thanks to Emeline L.

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Xmas ads
(franglish.fr)
Thanks to Yvan Baptiste (Ac. Montpellier)

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FUNNY JOB INTERVIEWS

Quelques worksheets sur des job interviews assez drôles
(franglish.fr)

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PLASTIC

Indonesia: dead whale had 1,000 pieces of plastic in stomach - 20 November 2018
"Sperm whale washed up in Sulawesi had flip-flops, bottles, bags and 115 drinking cups in its stomach...
Santoso said researchers from wildlife conservation group WWF and the park’s conservation academy found about 5.9kg (13lbs) of plastic waste in the animal’s stomach containing 115 plastic cups, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags, two flip-flops, a nylon sack and more than 1,000 other assorted pieces of plastic."

(theguardian.com)

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THE HUMAN COST OF CONFLICT

The human cost of conflict: Lynsey Addario's Of Love and war - in pictures - 19 November 2018
"The photojournalist Lynsey Addario’s disarming and compelling photographs personalise the most remote corners of our world.
Her new book of more than 200 photographs reveal the devastating consequences of human conflict from Afghanistan to South Sudan"
(theguardian.com)

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GORILLAS

Protection Efforts Help Mountain Gorilla Population Grow - Text + Audio + Pictures - 22 November 2018
"Africa’s mountain gorilla population has been decreasing for many years. But now, wildlife groups say the numbers are finally rising."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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GAMBLERS

Number of problem gamblers aged 11-16 rises to 55,000 - 21 November 2018
"Quadrupling of figure in two years branded ‘generational scandal’ and blamed on TV ads and smartphone apps"

(theguardian.com)

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YEMEN

Yemen: up to 85,000 young children dead from starvation - 21 November 2018
"Save the Children condemns ‘preventable’ deaths of under-fives and calls for end to war"
+ 'I can't sleep, it's like torture': Yemeni mother on living with famine – video

(theguardian.com)

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ENVIRONMENT

Why some online shopping habits are terrible for the environment - from CBC NEWS) - 23 November 2018
"Two-day shipping and free returns can drastically expand the carbon footprint of an online order."

(YouTube)

 

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PUERTO RICAN PARROTS

Scientists Work to Save Puerto Rican Parrots - Text + Audio + Pictures - 25 November 2018
"Scientists are trying to save the endangered Puerto Rican Amazon parrots after Hurricane Maria destroyed the bird’s habitat and its food sources.
In the 1800s, there were more than a million of the bright green parrots living in the wild in Puerto Rico."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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INDIA'S FIRST HOSPITAL

India's First Elephant Hospital
"The organization Wildlife S.O.S. runs an elephant shelter in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India.
They recently opened the first hospital for elephants in India as well, adjacent to the shelter.
The Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital has state-of-the-art equipment like wireless digital X-rays, thermal imaging, digital scales for massive animals,
ultrasonography, and facilities for quarantine and tranquilization of the huge mammals."

Read more about the hospital at Reuters.
(neatorama.com)

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WHALES

Up To 145 Pilot Whales Dead After Mass Stranding On New Zealand Beach
"As previously reported by HuffPost, nearly 700 whales washed up on the South Island’s Farewell Spit in 2017,
in what became the third-largest whale stranding since record-keeping began...
There’s not exactly a clear-cut answer as to why marine mammals become stranded.
A multitude of factors, including navigational errors, sickness or extreme weather, can be involved, according to the Australian National Geographic."
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(huffingtonpost.com)

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SPACE

US Space Agency Returns to Mars with InSight Lander - Text + Audio + Video - 24 November 2018
(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"This illustration made available by NASA in 2018 shows the InSight lander drilling into Mars."


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