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06/10/2015


SUFFRAGETTES

Emmeline Pankhurst by Hervé Protin (Ac. Lille) - For 4ème Euro
(YouTube)

 

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WWII

How World War II Changed Everything -- Even Our Taste for Candy
(huffingtonpost.com)
Thanks to Françoise Varillon (Ac. Lyon)

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TECHNOLOGY

Quizlet Flashcard Set: Technology (French-English)
"Here's a flashcard set I created for my EM Normandie students.
Click on 'Choose a Study Mode' to find more activities based on this flashcard set."

(englishblog.com)

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TINTIN

Rare drawing of Tintin in Shanghai sells for $1.2m in HK - 6 October 2015
"The drawing, by Belgian cartoonist Herge, is from his book The Blue Lotus, set in Shanghai."

(BBC)

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OREGON SHOOTING

Oregon shooting: Statistics behind 'routine' US gun violence - 2 October 2015
"For the 15th time since he was sworn in as US president, Barack Obama attempted on Thursday to make some sense
of an act of mass gun violence and the laws that allowed it to happen."

+ US gun crime in 2015
+ Barack Obama and gun crime

+ Homicide rate
+ US gun and terrorism deaths, 2001-2011
(BBC)

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MIGRANTS / REFUGEES ASYLUM SEEKERS

Mexico: Migration through a lens - 6 October 2015
"An exhibition of photographs by members of a citizen photojournalism tour to Mexico
highlights the human side of migration to the United States."

(BBC)

Migrant benefits: Top EU lawyer backs UK on 'right to reside' - 6 October 2015
"A top EU legal adviser has backed the UK government in a court battle with the European Commission
over the UK's right-to-reside test for EU migrants."

(BBC)

Kickstarter pairs with UNHCR to help Syrian refugees after White House call - 6 October 2015
"The crowdfunding website, which normally backs creative projects, will raise money for humanitarian relief
in a project featuring Guardian video reportage."

(theguardian.com)

How Hamburg is trying to make space for refugees - VIDEO - 5 October 2015
"There are reports that Germany could expect up to one and a half million refugees and migrants this year,
nearly double what the government has officially estimated.
Many towns and cities are struggling to cope with the record influx of asylum seekers.
Jenny Hill reports from Hamburg."

(BBC)

Hamburg's solution to migrant housing crisis - VIDEO - 5 October 2015
"The number of people seeking asylum in Germany in 2015 could reach 1.5 million, according to German media.
The figure is double that which was previously estimated, but has not been confirmed by the government.
In order to cope with the influx of migrants, authorities in the city of Hamburg have decided to turn shipping containers into accommodation,
as Jenny Hill reports."

(BBC)

Germany faces 1.5 million asylum claims this year - report - Article + Photos + Video - 5 October 2015
(BBC)

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MARS

Elon Musk won't nuke Mars, he'll just give it 2 temporary suns - 3 October 2015
"Elon Musk has made no secret of his desire to colonize and, perhaps, travel to Mars.
Now, the possible discovery of liquid water on the red planet has reenergized his affection for it
and now he's trying to clarify his idea for heating up the planet with nuclear bombs...
he wants to launch fusion bombs into the sky over Mars' two poles to create tiny pulse suns."

(mashable.com)

Elon Reeve Musk (/ˈlɒn ˈmʌsk/; born June 28, 1971) "is a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate,[8][9] engineer,[10] inventor[11] and investor.[12][13][14] He is the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, and chairman of SolarCity.
He is the founder of SpaceX and a co-founder of Zip2, PayPal, and Tesla Motors.[15][16][17] He has also envisioned a conceptual high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop and has proposed a VTOLsupersonic jet aircraft with electric fan propulsion.[18][19]"
(Wikipedia)

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RIGHT-TO-DIE LAW

California enacts right-to-die law for terminally ill - Article + Video - 5 October 2015
"California has joined four other US states that allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives with a doctor's supervision...
Oregon, Washington, Vermont and Montana already have similar laws in place."

(BBC)

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STEREOTYPES

Map Of Stereotypes
"Crazy-talented 17-year-old Slovakian artist Martin Vargic has an entire book of mapsout now, which features this, the “Map of Stereotypes.”
The level of detail is insane, and the stereotypes, ranging from country-wide to regional, are quite hilarious."

(buzzfeed.com)

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MARINE RESERVE

New Zealand Creating Huge Marine Reserve - Text + Audio - 5 October 2015
"Marine reserves are special places offer great opportunities to see rare and abundant sea creatures and environments.
The Kermedec Sanctuary will cover 620 thousand square kilometers of largely clean ocean.
It will be one of the largest marine reserves to protect wildlife in the South Pacific."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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05/10/2015


ANIMALS

Cecil the Lion Could Help Protect Other Animals - Text + Audio - 2 October 2015
"The head of the animal rights group Born Free USA says the killing of Cecil the lion put a face on issues conservation groups have been addressing for years. Current campaigns aim to stop trophy hunting and cruelty to elephants in Africa."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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POLLUTION

Volkswagen to recall 11 million cars (October 02, 2015) - a lesson plan with audio
" The troubled German carmaker Volkswagen has announced it will recall around 11 million cars following its recent emissions tests scandal."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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RWC

Crossword: Rugby
"Here's a crossword based on vocabulary connected with rugby. If the embedded version above doesn't work, try this one instead.
Alternatively, you can download this PDF version."

(englishblog.com)

Trame pour exposés sur les pays participant à la RWC :
Exposés Pays Rugby (pdf)
Exposés Pays Rugby (.docx)

Created by Madame Bergeron (Ac. Toulouse)

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RECYCLING

The Incredible Story Of How TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky Became A Garbage Mogul
(businessinsider.com)

TerraCycle's History
(terracycle.com)

Tom Szaky: Eliminating the Idea of Waste
"Hear Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of one of the world's leading environmental companies,
share the ways TerraCycle is repurposing non-recyclable and hard-to-recycle waste."

(YouTube)

 

Thanks to Fabienne Robin (Ac. Bordeaux)

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News Words: Recycling
- VIDEO - 2 October 2015
"This news word gets used again and again. Hear the word used in a news story and our hosts will tell you more about the word recycling."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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WEATHER

Weather forecast - a worksheet created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens) - Niveau 5ème
On peut aussi "demander (aux élèves) d'aller sur le site de la BBC , de choisir une ville ou une région
et de relever des infos sur la météo de cette région ou ville."
Un autre site utile: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcpvj0v07

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BANKSY

Dismaland - A worksheet (.docx) created by Cécile Brossard (Ac. Limoges)
with 2 videos:
- Dismaland
- Dismaland: inside Banksy’s dystopian playground

 

 

 

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GUNS

Why Obama is powerless to reform gun laws - 4 October 2015
(BBC)

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MIGRANTS / IMMIGRANTS

Can Turkey help solve EU migrant crisis? - Article + Photos + Video - 5 October 2015
(BBC)

Can Turkey stop the flow of migrants into Europe? - VIDEO - 5 October 2015
(BBC)

Germany expects up to 1.5 million asylum seekers in 2015, says report - 5 October 2015
(theguardian.com)

In pictures: The Somalis fleeing home from Yemen - 5 October 2015
(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Crossing before the borders close - Video - 3 October 2015
"Of the 180,000 refugees and migrants who entered Germany in September, 140,000 passed through Hungary.
But despite the tough rhetoric of its leaders and the fence it is building along its southern borders,
Hungary has still not carried out its threat to seal its border with Croatia.
The BBC's Nick Thorpe reports from the Hungary-Croatia border."

(BBC)

Merkel marks 25 years of unified Germany with migrant plea - Article + Video - 3 October 2015
"German Chancellor Angela Merkel has marked the 25th anniversary of German reunification
by urging a unified response to Europe's migrant crisis."

(BBC)

Asian Immigrants to Overtake Hispanics - Text + Audio - 3 October 2015
"A new study by the Pew Research Center says Asians will be the top immigrant group in the year 2065.
Fifty years from now, there will be more Asian than Hispanic immigrants in the United States.
And, they say, no race or ethnic group will have a majority in the country."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Asian Immigrants to Overtake Hispanics - VIDEO - 2 October 2015
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

37 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants
(vox.com)
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

The EU migrant crisis explained in 90 seconds - VIDEO
"Thousands of migrants are dying every month while trying to enter Europe. Why are they fleeing and risking their lives?"
(telegraph.co.uk)

Immigrants in their own words - 100 stories
(theguardian.com)

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02/10/2015


VIDEOS

Dans le cadre du partenariat Éduthèque, la BBC Worldwide Learning met à disposition de tous les enseignants
 un premier ensemble de 60 vidéos classées dans la nouvelle thématique « Cultures et langues »
qui rassemble les partenaires intéressant particulièrement l’enseignement des langues vivantes.
Très prochainement les enseignants accèderont gratuitement à une totalité de  175 reportages vidéos.
Ceux-ci porteront sur des sujets tels que la santé, l’environnement, l’éducation, les nouvelles technologies, la littérature, le cinéma,
l’histoire et la géographie, mais également sur les principaux enjeux et débats de société.
Ces ressources sont classées en fonction des niveaux établis par le cadre européen commun de référence pour les langues (CECRL)
et s’adressent aux enseignants du secondaire.
Chaque vidéo, disponible en ligne et téléchargeable, est assortie d’un sous-titrage et d’une transcription,
utilisable selon les conditions générales d’utilisation.

(edutheque.fr)
Thanks to Sophie PICARD (Ac. Besançon)

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OREGON COLLEGE SHOOTING

Obama urges gun control after Oregon shooting - VIDEO | 01:35
"US President Barack Obama voices anger and sadness after the country's latest deadly shooting,
this time at an Oregon community college, and makes another impassioned plea for gun control legislation."

(usatoday.com)

 

 

Roseburg, Oregon shootings: How common are such attacks? - VIDEO - 2 October 2015
(BBC)

Oregon college shooting: Gunman kills nine in Roseburg attack - Article + Photos + Videos - 2 October 2015
"The gunman, 26, opened fire at Umpqua Community College on Thursday morning and was killed in a police shootout."

(BBC)

Another Mass Shooting in the U.S. - Text + Audio - 1 October 2015
"A young male gunman killed 10 people Thursday afternoon at a community college in rural Oregon.
The gunman, in his 20s, opened fire in classrooms around midmorning, according to the New York Times and the social media site, Twitter.
The shooting lasted about a minute, sources said."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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RWC

Coupe du monde de rugby: On a testé «la rue de la faim» à Twickenham + PHOTOS - 2 Octobre 2015
"Le meilleur endroit pour manger avant un match..."

(20minutes.fr)
(Sorry! Not found in English.)

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SELFIES

Snapchat to launch sponsored selfies - 1 October 2015
"Snapchat is preparing to launch a new advertising format that will allow brands to slip in to teenagers’ selfies,
as it hunts for ways to make money from its young audience."

(ft.com)

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POLLUTION

Great Barrier Reef Choking on Pollutants - Text + Audio + Video - 1 October 2015
"The Great Barrier Reef is off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia. It is the largest living organism on Earth.
However, the reef is being damaged by climate change and pollutants from farms that flow into the reef."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CIGARETTES

Paris to fine smokers for leaving cigarette butts on street - 2 October 2015
LESSON IDEAS + LANGUAGE + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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STORY

The Open Boat by Stephen Crane, Part Two - Text + Audio + Video + Quiz + Lesson plan - 1 October 2015
"We continue the story of “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane. As we told you last week, the story is based on true events.
In eighteen ninety-six, Crane was traveling to Cuba as a news reporter. On his way there, his ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean.
Crane climbed into the last remaining lifeboat."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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UN

Inside the UN's headquarters – in pictures
"As leaders from almost 200 countries gather for the UN’s annual general assembly, Reuters photographer Mike Segar documented
quieter moments at the intergovernmental organisation’s 7-hectare headquarters on Manhattan’s East Side, New York."

(theguardian.com)

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DEATH PENALTY

Virginia executes serial killer Alfredo Prieto after appeals fail - 2 October 2015
"Killer claimed he was intellectually disabled but an appeal court dismissed his case
and another claiming that the type of drug used in the execution was unsafe."

(theguardian.com)

In US, murder masterminds are put to death while killers live - 1 October 2015
"Three recent death penalty cases have exposed concerns about executing those convicted of planning a murder
- especially when the actual killers receive a lighter punishment."

(BBC)

Untested drugs, secret sources: the controversy over executions rages on - 1 October 2015
"Oklahoma stayed the execution of Richard Glossip on Wednesday over questions about its drug protocol, the same day Virginia postponed Alfredo Prieto’s death to decide if the drugs were ‘recklessly’ obtained – and the issue is not a new one."

See RELATED CONTENT
(theguardian.com)

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THE AMERICAN DREAM

In pictures: Looking for America
"An exhibition at the Cardiff International Festival of Photography brings together more than 30 photographers exploring the American dream."

(BBC)

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SPORTS

10 Origin Stories for Popular Sports
(toptenz.net)

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SUCCESS

Is there a checklist for success? - 2 October 2015
"If there were a roster of do's and don’ts for getting ahead and being a great boss, would you use it?
Is there a magic formula for success as a leader? A sure-fire to-do list you could read and check off?
Or how about a never-do-this list, just to avoid the pitfalls?
Maybe there is. It’s a topic several LinkedIn Influencers weighed in on this week. Here is what two of them had to say."

(BBC)

Success - a lesson
"This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Lara Lee for The School of Life titled Success, and the theme of the nature of success. Students talk about success, watch a short film, and read a transcript."

Time: 90 minutes
(film-english.com)

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MIGRANTS / REFUGEES

Balkan odysseys and refugee stories – a photojournalist's view - with PHOTOS - 2 October 2015
"Getty Images photojournalist Christopher Furlong spent several weeks in Hungary, Serbia and Croatia
covering the unfolding and unprecedented refugee crisis. He talks frankly to the Guardian about his experiences."

(theguardian.com)

Inside the Slovakian town hosting Austria's migrants - VIDEO - 1 October 2015
"Austria is "outsourcing" some of its asylum seekers; it is expecting 80,000 by the end of the year
- a significant number for a country of just 8.5 million..."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: In the 'jungle' as seasons change - VIDEO - 1 October 2015
"For months, hundreds of migrants have been living in the so-called "Jungle" - an impromptu camp in Calais.
Conditions have already been tough - with people living in makeshift shelters and relying on food handouts.
But now - with summer turning to autumn, and the European winter just around the corner - life could be about to get even harder.
The BBC's Murad Shishani reports from the Jungle."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: 'A journey of death' from Syria to Kos - VIDEO - 30 September 2015
"This video contains some disturbing images."

(BBC)

Refugee crisis: 'Oldest refugee' claiming to be 110 years old arrives in Germany in good health - 30 September 2015
"A man who claims to be 110 years old has applied for asylum in Germany after spending eight months travelling 3,000 miles from Afghanistan."

(independent.co.uk)

Migrant crisis: Why EU deal on refugees is difficult - 25 September 2015
"EU ministers have voted by a majority to relocate 120,000 refugees EU-wide,
as this year's extraordinary influx via the Mediterranean and Balkans continues.
But for now the plan will only apply to 66,000. The other 54,000 will only be moved when governments decide where they should go..."

(BBC)

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01/10/2015


MONEY

26 Fun Facts about Money - mental_floss List Show Ep. 330
(YouTube)

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SELFIES

Live grenades, bull chases and clifftops: people are dying to take selfies - 22 September 2015
"As the death toll for selfie-related incidents grows ever higher – including animal attacks and weapons misfiring
– why are people risking their lives for likes?"

(theguardian.com)

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VEGETABLES

Britain vs. America: Vegetable Names - Anglophenia Ep 39
"If you want to get your five-a-day in the U.K., you're going to want to know your scallions from your spring onions.
Anglophenia's Kate Arnell teaches us seven vegetables with different names in America and Britain."

(YouTube)

 

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CIGARETTES

Paris to fine smokers for leaving cigarette butts on street
"Authorities in French capital say they have to clean up 350 tonnes of butts every year."

- €68 fine
(theguardian.com)


"A symbolic cigarette butt inside Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris.
The city of Paris, littered with 350 tons of cigarette butts each year,
is striking back at smokers with a new 68-euro ($76) fine."

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CARTOON

Cartoon: Martian Spring Water
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + COMMENTARY + LANGUAGE NOTES + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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NEWS

News Resources for English Learners by Jeffrey Hill
(pageorama.com)

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MIGRANTS / ASYLUM SEEKERS

Asylum
(thewordofthemonth.com)


Donald Trump: I would send Syrian refugees home - 1 October 2015
(BBC)

Migrants 'propelled by hope' arrive in Croatia - 29 September 2015
"The UN's refugee agency says the number of migrants who have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year
is more than double the total for 2014.
More than 500,000 have already arrived in Europe and many are heading for Germany.
Some 80,000 have travelled through Croatia in the past fortnight, as Orla Guerin reports."

(BBC)

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LONDON

London - centric - with WONDERFUL PHOTOS
"London is a city of immense prosperity and power. But has it succeeded at the expense of the rest of the UK?
Words by Jon Kelly, photography by Jason Hawkes."

(BBC)
Thanks to Nancy Hughes (Ac. Lille)

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SCHOOL

How to Deal with Back-to-School Stress - VIDEO - 30 September 2015
"Leaving behind the carefree days of summer and starting school with routines, homework and expenses can be stressful for everyone
- children, parents and teachers. But you can do some things to help reduce stress."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ANIMATED ENGLISH

Animated English: Complaining about a Holiday
"Here's a short animation I created for my EM Normandie students as part of a lesson about holiday disasters.
I can't take credit for the original script, which I found here."

(englishblog.com)

 

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DEATH PENALTY

US: Georgia executes Kelly Gissendaner despite last-ditch appeals - Article + Photos + Video - 30 September 2015
+ Capital punishment in the US
(BBC)

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DRONES

Drone strikes: Do they actually work? - 30 September 2015
"The United States is thought to have launched a secret drone campaign to kill Islamic State fighters in Syria."

(BBC)

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