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11/10/2015


AD

Extra Gum: The Story of Sarah & Juan
"A girl. A guy. And a stick of gum. See their love story unwrap."

(YouTube)
"The couple meets in high school. Whenever they need to break the ice between them a bit, a stick of gum moves the conversation forward.
Singer Haley Reinhart performs a cover of "Can't Help Falling in Love with You," an old love song made famous by Elvis Presley. The agency Energy BBDO and the production company Rattling Stick use the song and the two actors to weave a tight but tender love story in just 2 minutes."
(Neatorama)

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GRAVESIDE TRADITIONS

10 Graveside Traditions at Famous Tombs
"Whether it's leaving playing cards or bullets, or drinking a cognac toast, there are a variety of traditional ways to pay tribute at famous tombs."

(mentalfloss.com)

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PHUBBING

What is phubbing, and is it ruining your relationships?
(digitaltrends.com)
Thanks to Fabienne Arnoux (Ac. Nice)

 

to phub = "to ignore (a person or one's surroundings) when in a social situation by busying oneself with a phone or other mobile device."
(dictionary.reference.com)

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AFRICAN-AMERICANS

Thousands of African-Americans gather in Washington DC on the 20th anniversary of ‘Million Man March’ - 10 October 2015
"Thousands of African-Americans gathered in Washington Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of the “Million Man March,”
making renewed demands for justice reform and greater civil rights.
The demonstration on the National Mall — the grassy, mile-long promenade between the US Capitol building and the Washington Monument
— follows a series of high-profile incidents of police violence in involving black Americans over the past year."

(rawstory.com)

 

The Million Man March: A Pledge to Do Right - VIDEO
(20minutes.fr)

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NOBEL PEACE PRIZE SPEECHES

Watch Some of the Most Inspiring Nobel Peace Prize Speeches in History - VIDEO
(time.com)

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REFUGEES / MIGRANTS

Refugee Versus Migrant: What's the Difference? - VIDEO - Published October 9th 2015
"Sarah Case from the International Rescue Committee explains the difference between a refugee and a migrant."

(nbcnews.com)

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ANIMALS

Weasel, Duck, Dog: Animals That Are Also Verbs - Text + Audio
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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WEATHER

Weather forecast (6ème LV1 ou 5ème LV2) - a PowerPoint
Created by Madame Bergeron (Ac. Toulouse)
"Un petit powerpoint, pour les faire jouer à être le présentateur météo..."

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ROBOT

Robocoach Is Your Cybernetic Personal Trainer - 9 October 2015
(neatorama.com)

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Global Climate Change - Facts
(climate.nasa.gov)

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Thanks to Fabienne Arnoux (Ac. Nice)


PERFUMES

Doctors say hospitals should ban perfumes (October 08, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
. "Doctors in Canada have called for a ban on the use of perfumes and aftershaves in hospitals and clinics.
They say the chemicals in the scents can trigger asthma and allergies.

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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FOOD

Food festivals - a lesson plan
"This lesson plan for teachers of teenage students at level B2 is about food festivals.
Students will focus on their listening skills in preparation for part 2 of the FCE listening test."

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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HALLOWEEN

Zombies in Plain English
(YouTube)

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PLACEMATS

 Sous-mains pour aider les élèves dyslexiques :
http://pedagogie.ac-toulouse.fr/lv82/IMG/pdf/ApiEdu-sousmainpage1.pdf
http://pedagogie.ac-toulouse.fr/lv82/IMG/pdf/ApiEdu-sousmainpage2.pdf
http://busyteacher.org/16050-classroom-functional-language-desktop-placemat.html
Thanks to Anne-Sophie Saint-Sulpice (Ac. Lyon)

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10/10/2015


NEWSEUMed

NEWSEUMed
(newseumed.org)

"Register for NewseumED to get free, complete access to primary sources, interactive tools, lesson plans and much more...

We develop and organize our materials to work in a broad range of classroom subject areas using three lenses:

  • Historical Connections, including:
    • Reading journalism as the first draft of history
    • Interpreting written and visual primary sources
  • Media Literacy, including:
    • Analyzing print and digital information and the importance of an informed citizenry
    • Understanding how the free press operates, including its strengths and shortcomings
  • Civics and Citizenship, including:
    • Balancing the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment with individual and community responsibilities
    • Leveraging the role of the free press in a democracy"

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FOOD

What Food Matches Your Personality? - a game
(buzzfeed.com)
Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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SONG

Friday, I'm in love by The Cure - a worksheet
created by Corinne Bourgeois

"Apprentissage des jours de la semaine pour des 6° segpa."

 

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GAME

Celebrities (.doc) - a game
Des cartes d'identités de célébrités "pour travailler les présentations (name, age, natonality, job, family, pets, hobbies).
Elles peuvent être utilisées en expression écrite, en expression orale en continu ou en interaction orale.
La grande majorité des informations sont véridiques."

Créées par Aude Viaud (Ac. Versailles)

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THE CANTERBURY TALES

The Canterbury Tales - Episode 1
"Animated adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales". Episode 1 of 3."
(YouTube)
+ Episode 2
+ Episode 3

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Thanks to Sophie Morin (Ac. Orléans-Tours)


STORY

'The Lady, or the Tiger?' by Frank R. Stockton - Text + Audio + Video
"Long ago, in very olden times, there lived a powerful king. Some of his ideas were progressive. But others caused people to suffer.
This story is a classic tale of a tough decision. Which door has the tiger behind it, and which door has the lady? We'll let you decide!"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US ELECTIONS

US Congressman Drops Out of Race for House Speaker - Text + Audio + Video - 8 October 2015
"California Congressman Kevin McCarthy has dropped out of the race for one of the most powerful positions in the United States.
He was expected to become the next Speaker of the House. The position is third in line to the presidency.
The speaker would become president if something happened to both."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Democratic Presidential Candidates: Where They Agree and Disagree on Gun Control - 6 October 2015
(abcnews.go.com)
Thanks to Fabienne Arnoux (Ac. Nice)

Powerful U.S. Congressman Boehner Resigns - Text + Audio - 25 September 2015
"Congressman John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, resigned Friday, September 25.
Boehner cited turmoil in the Republican Party as a reason why he is leaving Congress."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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FOOTBALL

FIFA Suspends Blatter - Text + Audio - 8 October 2015
"The suspension comes less than two weeks after Swiss attorneys opened a criminal investigation against Blatter.
He is charged with possible involvement in a $2 million payment in 2011 to Michel Platini,
the head of the Union of European Football Association."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Walter SCOTT, Charleston

Family of Walter Scott who was shot dead by police reach $6.5million settlement with North Charleston - 9 October 2015
- Article + Photos + Videos
(dailymail.co.uk)

The shooting of Walter Scott "occurred on April 4, 2015, in North Charleston, South Carolina,
following a daytime traffic stop for a non-functioning brake light. Scott was fatally shot by Michael Slager, a North Charleston police officer.
Slager was charged with murder after a video surfaced contradicting his initial police report.
The video showed him shooting the unarmed Scott from behind while Scott was fleeing."

(Wikipedia)

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SHOOTING

One killed in Arizona university shooting - 9 October 2015
"One person has been killed and three injured in a shooting at Northern Arizona University."

(BBC)

How common are college shootings? - A look at the statistics
(BBC)

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DRONES

UK firms develop drone-freezing ray - 8 October 2015
"Three British companies have created a device to deter drones from entering sensitive areas by freezing them in mid-flight."

(BBC)

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MIGRANTS / REFUGEES

Politeness and eloquence on the road to Europe - 10 October 2015
"Reporting for weeks on the journeys of migrants as they trek north across south-eastern Europe, the BBC's Nick Thorpe now dreams of little else. He has talked to hundreds of people from dozens of countries - and to those who come out to greet them."

(BBC)

Refugees take charge of Danish newspaper for a day - 9 October 2015
"Liberal daily Dagbladet Information hands over reins to 12 refugees who are professional journalists, most of them recent arrivals in Denmark...
Refugees facing hostile politicians and press in Denmark were given the run of a daily newspaper on Friday to present
a radically different picture of the thousands of asylum seekers knocking on Europe’s door."

(theguardian.com)

Big rise in German attacks on migrant homes in 2015 - 9 October 2015
"The German government says there have been almost 500 attacks on homes intended for asylum seekers this year
- three times more than in 2014."

(BBC)

Migrant arrivals in Greece 'surge' to 7,000 daily - IOM - Article + Video - 9 October 2015
(BBC)

Bristol aid convoy sets off for French refugee camp - 9 October 2015
"The dismantled Dismaland theme park is on its way to a refugee camp in France after Banksy donated it to a group of Bristol volunteers."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Hamburg uses shipping containers as homes - Article + Photos + Videos - 6 October 2015
(BBC)

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CARTOONS

School shooting
(cagle.com)

Wolksvagen smoke
(cagle.com)

Police problems
(cagle.com)

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DEBATE

New York inmates defeat Harvard debate team - 7 October 2015
(edition.cnn.com)

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LONDON - THE MODERN BABYLON

London - The Modern Babylon (2012) - Trailer (2:13)
LONDON – THE MODERN BABYLON "is legendary director Julien Temple’s epic time-travelling voyage to the heart of his hometown.
From musicians, writers and artists to dangerous thinkers, political radicals and above all ordinary people,
this is the story of London's immigrants, its bohemians and how together they changed the city forever."

(BBC)

London: The Modern Babylon – review
(theguardian.com)

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NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

The Longer View: Nobel Peace Prize - with VIDEOS
"The Nobel Peace Prize was first awarded in 1901 to the founder of the Red Cross, Henry Dunant, and the economist Frédéric Passy.
There have been a wide range of winners over the 115 years of the prize's existence, from nobody at all to almost an entire continent."

(BBC)

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08/10/2015


HEROES

The Hero's Journey by Iskander Krayenbosch
"The Hero’s Journey | Is my graduation project for the University HKU | Image and Media Technology .
Since the beginning of time people are fascinated by stories of hero’s. But did you know there is a fundamental structure that's lies beneath all these tales of fantasy. Joseph Campbell, a famous mythologist, was the first to discover similarities within all ancient myths. He called it the Monomyth. According to him there are 17 stages in which every hero has to walk through one way or the other. In the hero’s journey 12 of these stages are visualized by using iconic blockbuster movies that follow the same structure of storytelling."

(vimeo.com)

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SELFIE

Shoreham air crash 'selfie' PCs quit posts - 7 October 2015
"Two Sussex police constables questioned over their conduct at the site of the Shoreham air crash have left the force.
Since the beginning of time people are fascinated by stories of heroes. But did you know there is a fundamental structure that's lies beneath all these tales of fantasy. Joseph Campbell, a famous mythologist, was the first to discover similarities within all ancient myths. He called it the Monomyth. According to him there are 17 stages in which every hero has to walk through one way or the other. In the hero’s journey 12 of these stages are visualized by using iconic blockbuster movies that follow the same structure of storytelling."

(BBC)

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HOMELESSNESS

Los Angeles homelessness emergency: 'A city of shanties' - Article + Photos + Video - 7 October 2015
"Los Angeles recently declared a state of emergency over the city's growing homeless population - up 12% in two years.
Residents of the city's main homeless encampment say a mix of drugs and rising rents are driving the problem."

(BBC)

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PRISON

Jail vs. Prison
(dailywritingtips.com)

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SMOKING

Quit Smoking for Good
(quitday.org)

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ASSISTANT

Guide de l'assistant de langue en France - Edition 2015-2016
(ciep.fr)

Travailler Avec Un Assistant de Langue Etrangère
(agreg-ink.net)

Language Assistant Manual (pdf)
(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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GUNS

Guns at home: The question US parents hate to ask - 7 October 2015
"This week in the US, at least two children have died after being shot by other children.
For American parents, questions of gun safety are starting to become de rigueur for potential playdates."

(BBC)

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LONDON

London Calling by Rena Ortega
(theydrawandtravel.com)

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OXFORD

Video: Oxford — City of Dreaming Spires
+ Transcript + Worksheet + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

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FAST FOOD

Top 10 Outrageous Fast Food Options (From All Around the World) — TopTenzNet
(YouTube)

 

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CARTOONS

Drawing for Change: Analyzing and Making Political Cartoons - a lesson
"In this lesson, we provide three resources to assist teachers working with political cartoons..."

(learning.blogs.nytimes.com)

 

Video: The Making of an Editorial Cartoon, Patrick Chappatte
"This video, which is part of an excellent International New York Times lesson on analyzing and making political cartoons, gives a fascinating insight into the art of the editorial cartoonist. You can find more cartoons by Chappatte on his personal website www.globecartoon.com."

(englishblog.com)

 

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MIGRANTS

An Afghan Refugee Wins Award for Teaching - VIDEO - 7 October 2015
"Aqeela Asifi fled Pakistan as a young woman. She has spent her life teaching other Afghan refugees.
Now she has won the UNHCR Nansen Refugee award."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

My journey from Doctors Without Borders aid worker to Syrian refugee - 7 October 2015
"As Islamic State grew increasingly hostile, an aid worker tells how he was forced to flee his home town and travel to Europe."

(theguardian.com)

Migrant truck deaths: the untold story of one man's desperate voyage to Europe - Article + Photos + Video - 7 October 2015
"In August the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants were found in an abandoned truck in Austria.
In the most complete account to date, we tell the story of one of the victims, Saeed Othman Mohammed, and how he came to die."

(theguardian.com)

EU launches operation targeting Libyan smugglers - 7 October 2015
"Combined naval mission will ‘board, search and seize vessels in international waters’,
but questions remain on its effectiveness targeting smugglers."
(theguardian.com)

Austrian chancellor: 'Europe needs solidarity over migrants' - VIDEO - 7 October 2015
"Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann has called for European solidarity over the migrant crisis, while on a visit to the Greek island of Lesbos.
Thousands of refugees continue to arrive in Europe and Lesbos is the first entry point for many.
Jim Muir reports."

(BBC)

The Balkans are now the centre of Europe’s people smuggling web - 30 August 2015
"Only a day after 71 people suffocated in a chicken lorry, three children were rescued from a crammed truck in Austria.
All had been on a perilous road route controlled by criminal gangs."

(theguardian.com)

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SUFFRAGETTES

Feminist protesters storm red carpet at London premiere of Suffragette - Article + Photos + Video - 7 October 2015
"More than a hundred protesters jumped the barriers onto the red carpet as green and purple smoke bombs
filled the air outside the Odeon cinema."

(theguardian.com)

Suffragette "is a 2015 British historical period drama film directed by Sarah Gavron and written by Abi Morgan.
The film centres on early members of the British women's suffrage movement of the late 19th and early 20th century.[2]"

(Wikipedia)

Meryl Streep and co-stars attract backlash over Suffragette T-shirt slogan - Article + Video - 5 October 2015
"‘I’d rather be a rebel than a slave’ is a quote from Emmeline Pankhurst, played by Streep in a new film,
but for some the phrase evokes unfortunate associations."

(theguardian.com)

'Suffrajitsu': How the suffragettes fought back using martial arts - 5 October 2015
"The film Suffragette, which is due for release, portrays the struggle by British women to win the vote. They were exposed to violence
and intimidation as their campaign became more militant. So they taught themselves the martial art of jiu-jitsu."

(BBC)

Suffragettes knew jiu jitsu and 12 other things you didn't know about the fight for women's rights - 25 September 2015
(mirror.co.uk)

Iron Jawed Angels "is a 2004 American historical drama film...
The film focuses on the American women's suffrage movement during the 1910s, and follows women's suffrage leaders Alice Paul 
and Lucy Burns as they use peaceful and effective nonviolent strategies, tactics, and dialogues to revolutionize
the American feminist movement to grant women the right to vote."

(Wikipedia)

Learning guide to: Iron Jawed Angels
(teachwithmovies.org)

The Women’s Suffrage Movement (pdf)
(educationextras.com)

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Thanks to Laure Peskine and Françoise Varillon (Ac. Lyon)


HEALTH

Most People with Hepatitis Don't Know It - Text + Audio - 6 October 2015
"About 400 million people around the world are living with viral hepatitis. And some people do not know they have it.
But nearly one million of those infected will die each year. There are different kinds of hepatitis with different treatments.
The question is: can people afford it."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Combating Obesity, a 12-year-old Leads by Example - VIDEO - 6 October 2015
"When it comes to children, sometimes advice from adults falls on deaf ears.
A new program aimed to help overweight children in the U.S. takes a different approach."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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