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18/10/2015


SCULPTURE

Georgia, Batumi, Ali and Nino - The Statue of Love
"The Statue of Love sculpture inspired by love story of "Ali and Nino" Created by Georgian artist Tamar Kvesitadze.
The story is similar to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and tells of an Azerbaijani youth who falls in love with a Georgian princess but dies defending his country. The 7 ton statues start their motion at 7 P.M every day and are controlled by computer and lit with dramatic color lighting."

(YouTube)
"The 1937 Azerbaijani novel Ali and Nino tells the story of a Muslim man and a Christian woman in the city of Baku who fall in love.
Their cultures will not tolerate such a relationship and they are torn asunder.
This enormous sculpture in Batumi, Georgia by Tamara Kvesitadze tells their story."

(Neatorama)

 

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GAMES

Une série de 4 petits jeux à destination des 6ème pour mémoriser le vocabulaire des vêtements
Créés par Alice Johns  

(englishweb.eklablog.com)

 

Une série de jeux simples sur le verbe BE (aux formes affirmatives et négatives)
Créés par Alice Johns  
(englishweb.eklablog.com)

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THE AMERICAN DREAM

The "American dream" "has powered the hopes and aspirations of Americans for generations..." 
(americanradioworks.publicradio.org)
Thanks to Laurence Bernard (Ac. Martinique)

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HUMAN RIGHTS

What are the universal human rights? - Benedetta Berti (YouTube) + A lesson (ed.ted.com)
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.



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INVENTION

This Swimsuit Cleans the Ocean as You Swim
"California scientists have created an absorbent nanosponge material that can be sewn into swimwear and wet suits to soak up water pollution."

(takepart.com)
Thanks to Fabienne Arnoux 

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MIGRANTS

Migrant crisis: Thousands enter Slovenia after Hungary closes border - 18 October 2015
(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Slovenia army to help police - Article + Video - 17 October 2015
"Slovenia's army will help police deal with thousands of migrants expected to arrive from Croatia in the coming days,
Prime Minister Miro Cerar says."

(BBC)

Slovenia 'willing to be migrant corridor' - VIDEO - 17 October 2015
(BBC)

Brand Merkel comes under pressure over migrants - 15 October 2015
(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Focus turns to Turkey in EU talks - 15 October 2015
"The escalation of the war in Syria and the approach of winter have given added urgency to an EU summit on migration
- the fourth one this year to focus on the crisis."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Migration to Europe explained in graphics
"Vast numbers of migrants have made their way across the Mediterranean to Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis
as countries struggle to cope with the influx, and creating division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling people."

(BBC)

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FOOD

Cartoon: Kipper Williams on Domino's Pizza - 17 October 2015
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + COMMENTARY + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

Worldwide Groups Mark World Food Day - Text + Audio - 16 October 2015
"The United Nations Agriculture and Food Organization marked October 16 as World Food Day.
FAO celebrated its 70th anniversary at Expo Milano 2015 with a ceremony and pledges to end hunger around the world by 2030.
Table for Two is also raising money to help feed the hungry."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

Mom Commercial - Mom's the best!
(YouTube)
"Yes, it’s a parody of the standard “mom” ad, but it’s got its own charms that are different from what you've seen before.
Or maybe not, but he does a great job of throwing you out into left field. You just have to watch it. Contains a tiny bit of NSFW language." 

(Neatorama)

 

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INTERACTIVE EXERCISES

Commenting on a press article
(franglish.fr)

The European Union
(franglish.fr)

VOCABULAIRE COMMERCIAL  
"Voici une série de 49 exercices qui vous permettront de réviser
le vocabulaire du commerce et de la vente."

(franglish.fr)

Tests de compréhension sur interviews - AUDIO
(franglish.fr)

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BULLYING

Créer une BD sur Bitstrips
(bitstripsforschools.com)
Thanks to Sandra Sénépart-Delory (Ac. Orléans-Tours)

One in five young people has suffered online abuse, study finds - 22 September 2015
"Survey of more than 4,700 teenagers reveals almost half think cyberbullying is a bigger issue than drug abuse among young people."

(theguardian.com)
Thanks to Olivier Dupeyron (Ac. Paris)

The emoji equation
"Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley and psychologist adviser on Pixar film ‘Inside Out’ , explains
why emojis can help tell victims of cyberbullying that they are not alone."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Olivier Dupeyron (Ac. Paris)

 

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ROUTE 66

Route 66 - Resources: Audio - Videos - Worksheet - Mindmap - etc...
(absolutenglish.org)

Route 66: 'The Highway That's The Best' - Text + Audio + Video - 17 October 2015
"On November 11, 1926, a 3,900-kilometer long highway was established in the United States.It was not the first American highway.
It was not the longest either. And it might not have been the fastest. But the road inspired musicians, writers and filmmakers.
It appealed to explorers dreamers..."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Route 66: The Highway That's the Best - VIDEO - 16 October 2015
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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VOCABULARY

News Words: Global - VIDEO - 16 October 2015
"Global refers to the whole world. Hear the word used in a news story and our hosts will tell you a bit more about a word used to refer to a lot."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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HALLOWEEN

"Voici la matrice des mots croisés que mes 4e euro ont faits en classe sur learningapps sur le thème d’Halloween,
en fin de séquence sur l’utilisation d’un dictionnaire papier ou en ligne."
Créée par Dulce Araujo (Ac. Nancy-Metz)


Halloween symbols
by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
(YouTube)

100 Years of Halloween Costumes in 3 Minutes ★ Mode.com
"Carving pumpkins, sipping cider, and trick-or-treating may all be indicative of Halloween, but nothing gets us into the spirit more than dressing up. For centuries, people have celebrated Halloween with costumes that run the gamut from spooky to sweet. Today, we’re revisiting Halloween costumes one decade at a time, and ending with a 2015 costume guaranteed to break the Internet."

(YouTube)

 

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Edgar POE

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe - VIDEO
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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AFGHANISTAN

US Troops to Remain in Afghanistan, Deploy to Cameroon - Text + Audio - 15 October 2015
"President Obama says he will slow the planned removal of U.S. military forces from Afghanistan.
He will also send troops to Cameroon to help in the fight against Boko Haram, and will continue the air campaign against the Islamic State."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SCHOOL

Lockers - Audio 1 + Audio 2
by Elise Rodriguez (Ac. Poitiers) :
"J'ai demandé à des amis canadiens de lire deux scripts que j'avais rédigés."

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SIMPLE PRESENT

Shaun the Sheep: Simple Present
"This movie is marvelous. You must see it. Nothing is said in this scene, so it is very easy even for beginners.
I used it to practise the simple present tense."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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SUPERHEROES

Académie de Paris - HdA 3e : Captain America, un héros antinazi puis anticommuniste - Fiches
(ac-paris.fr)
Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

 

VISIT NEW YORK WITH LUCY (pdf)
by David Le Peillet
(Ac. Orléans-Tours)

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ECOTOURISM / WILDLIFE

Ecotourism a danger to wildlife (October 14, 2015) - a lesson plan with audio
"Ecotourism is a booming business that many tour operators cite as being helpful to nature."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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US HISTORY

01 America The Story of Us Rebels - 43:51
(YouTube)
Thanks to Edith Nicolini (Ac. Nice)

 

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DANGEROUS DOGS

DOCS: Dangerous Dogs - Episode 1
(YouTube)

 

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INTRODUCTION

Emma introduces herself
"Emma talks about herself : her age, her address, her hobbies, etc."

(audio-lingua.eu)

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IDIOMS

What Did They Say? Idioms for Political Campaigns - Text + Audio - 17 October 2015
"Presidential candidates and the political journalists who report on their actions use many idioms and expressions that may only be understood by speakers of American English. If you don’t know what these words and phrases mean, it is difficult to know what the candidates and reporters are saying."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THANKSGIVING

Activities for Thanksgiving
(activityvillage.co.uk)

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JOBS / SKILLS

Employability skills
(kent.ac.uk)

Checklist of Personal Skills
"The following words describe work-related characteristics. Check off the ones that describe you best and also add your own..."

(ceswoodstock.org)

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Thanks to Elisabeth Champeyrache

16/10/2015


MIGRANTS

Report: Militants Use Religion to Justify Their Violence - Text + Audio - 17 October 2015
"The U.S. State Department recently released its report on international religious freedom.
Religious Freedom Ambassador David Saperstein said the biggest barrier to religious freedom in the world
was the use of religion to justify violence."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Migrant crisis: EU backs Turkey action plan - Article + Video - 16 October 2015
"EU states have backed an action plan with Turkey, which it is hoped will ease the flow of migrants to Europe."

(BBC)

Refugee's flight from Syria: 7,000 miles in 23 days - VIDEO - 16 October 2015
"The journey from war-torn Syria to Europe is a long and often dangerous one,
as people face the perils of crossing the Mediterranean and restricted borders.
Hundreds of thousands of people have travelled this route, seeking refuge in western Europe.
Bilal, 20, from Aleppo in Syria, kept a diary of his journey, as he travelled 7,000 miles in 23 days."

SEE Related videos on the right of the page.
(BBC)

World Bank plans financial aid for Syria's neighbours - 15 October 2015
"The World Bank is trying to put together a package of financial assistance for countries hosting refugees from Syria."

(BBC)

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SCHOOLS

Ad of the Day: Whiskas Kitten Kollege - 16 October 2015
COMMENT + INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY + LESSON IDEA + ALSO SEE + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

First 'new' grammar school in 50 years - Article + Videos - 15 October 2015
"England is to get its first "new" grammar school for five decades after ministers allowed a grammar school to build an "annexe" in another town."
+ Grammar schools in England

+ Grammar schools: What are they and why are they controversial?
+ The persistent appeal of grammar schools

(BBC)

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BIRDS

The bird that's more valuable than ivory
"The illegal trade in elephant tusks is well reported, but there's a type of "ivory" that's even more valuable. It comes from the helmeted hornbill
- a bird that lives in the rainforests of East Asia and is now under threat, writes Mary Colwell."
(BBC)

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POLAR BEARS

The polar bears are coming to town - Scary neighbours - 16 October 2015
"For 15 years, Irish anthropologist Martina Tyrrell has studied the relationship between humans and animals in Arviat, an Inuit community on the west coast of Hudson Bay, where the townspeople are increasingly having to cope with a large and dangerous visitor - the polar bear."

(BBC)

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15/10/2015


THE BRITISH PUB

The death and life of the great British pub - 13 October 2015
"Across the country, pubs are being shuttered at an alarming rate – scooped up by developers and ransacked for profit – changing the face of neighbourhoods and turning our beloved locals into estate agents, betting shops, and luxury flats. This is the story of how one pub fought back."

(theguardian.com)

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THE MUSEUM OF LONDON

The Crime Museum Uncovered - 9 October 2015
"For the first time ever, never-before-seen objects from the Metropolitan Police’s Crime Museum are on public display
in this major exhibition at the Museum of London."

(museumoflondon.org.uk)

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GUNS

Hillary Clinton attacks rival Bernie Sanders on gun laws - Article + Videos - 14 October 2015
"Hillary Clinton has attacked her main rival Bernie Sanders over US gun laws at the Democratic presidential debate."

(BBC)

Guns bless America - a song + video
(20minutes.fr)

Video: Saturday Night Live 'Guns' Ad - 14 October 2015
COMMENT - TRANSCRIPT - GRAMMAR - Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

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MIGRANTS

EU migration: EU presses Turkey to agree deal - 14 October 2015
(A delegation of European commissioners has travelled to Turkey in a last-ditch bid to secure a draft agreement
on tackling Europe's migration crisis."

(BBC)

Five migrant stories from Greece: The pull of Europe - 14 October 2015
"Almost 600,000 refugees and migrants have made their way across the Mediterranean to Europe this year
and the majority of those have landed on the Greek islands closest to Turkey."

(BBC)

The migrants who fled violence for the US only to be sent back to their deaths - 12 October 2015
(theguardian.com)

US government deporting Central American migrants to their deaths - 12 October 2015
"Guardian investigation into consequences of Obama’s migration crackdown reveals US deportees have been murdered
shortly after return to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, with study saying as many as 83 killed since 2014."

(theguardian.com)

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THERE / THEIR / THEY'RE

Learn the difference: There - Their - They're
(scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net)
Thanks to Julia Thompson (Ac. Montpellier)


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13/10/2015


FOOD

Why Are We Wasting So Much Food?
"Award-winning author Tristram Stuart argues that food waste is a global scandal."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Muriel O'Mahony (Ac. Montpellier)

 

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FAMILY

Punctuation Review #7: Family Relationships
foster / grand / great / half / step
(dailywritingtips.com)

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REFUGEES

Gangs sell fake passports to refugees in Athens - VIDEO - 13 October 2015
"Growing numbers of refugees are choosing to avoid the long dangerous journey overland and by sea to reach Europe.
Instead, many are turning to gangs selling forged passports and trying their luck using traditional transport routes."

(BBC)

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12/10/2015


COLUMBUS DAY

Columbus Day: Some Love It, Others Not So Much - Text + Audio - 11 October 2015
"In October 1492, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus landed on the island of San Salvador in today’s Bahamas.
Americans honor the event on the second Monday in October.
But critics of Columbus Day say the holiday disrespects native people. Are they right?"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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GRAFFITI

"Un graffiti dessiné en Californie en hommage à Trayvon Martin, tué, le 26 février 2012 en Floride, par George Zimmerman,
alors qu'il portait un sweat à capuche."

(lemonde.fr)

Shooting of Trayvon Martin
(Wikipedia)

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JOBS

Jobless young people a big problem (October 11, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new report says the number of young people without a job is still very high in many countries."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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ROBOTS

Water Robots Explore the Celtic Sea - Text + Audio - 11 October 2015
"Scientists in England are using water robots to explore animal and plant life in the Celtic Sea.
The Celtic Sea is a body of water off the southern coast of Ireland. The area is known for its exceptional sea life."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BULLYING

Happy slapping "is a fad originating in the UK in which one or more people attack a victim for the purpose of recording the assault
(commonly with a camera phone or a smartphone)." 
(Wikipedia)

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SCHOOL UNIFORMS

Should Students Have to Wear School Uniforms? - Pro & Con arguments
(school-uniforms.procon.org)

Should students wear school uniforms? - Pros & cons
(debate.org)

Pros and Cons of School Uniforms
(YouTube)



Pros and Cons of Wearing School Uniforms? - UD Visions
(YouTube)



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REFUGEES / IMMIGRANTS

Desperate refugees return to Syria from Jordan - VIDEO - 11 October 2015
"A growing numbers of Syrians are returning to their country from Jordan because of poverty and desperate living conditions,
the UN refugee agency has said.
Some are said to want to live in Syria again, while others plan to sell assets to raise money to travel to Europe."

(BBC)

Migrant misery amid mud and rain in Macedonia - VIDEO - 11 October 2015
"The numbers of people passing through Macedonia is rising again and there is a sense of urgency to travel to northern Europe
before the winter makes the journey impossible.
It is already getting cold and wet, and the fear is that people will start suffering much more, as Ed Thomas reports."

(BBC)

Four Useful Interactive Maps About Immigration
This great map lets you explore the history of migration for every country in the world is from The Independent.
160 years of US immigration trends, mapped is from Vox.
The Cooper Center’s Racial Dot Map
Mapping Immigrant America is from Texas Christian University

(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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SUFFRAGETTES

Suffragette busts some myths but has major holes in its history - 9 October 2015
(theconversation.com)
Thanks to Laure Peskine

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