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31/10/2015


HALLOWEEN

American Halloween Goes to the Dogs - Text + Audio - 30 October 2015
"Halloween in America is a big deal! So big that many Americans now dress up their pets for the holiday.
Some have parades and contests to vote Best Dressed."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Slow and Gassy Balloon is Social Media Fave - Text + Audio - 30 October 2015
"A military blimp escaped its home on Wednesday, Ariana Grande released a new video and everyone got excited for Halloween."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Halloween 2015: Why do children trick-or-treat and what's with the scary costumes? - 31 October 2015
"Trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving and wearing scary costumes have become big traditions - but why do we do it?"

(telegraph.co.uk)

Infographic: Halloween Idioms and Phrases
(englishblog.com)

History of Halloween in 100 Seconds
"We look at the true story behind Halloween and the origins behind how it became the commercial event it is today." 

(YouTube)

 

 

The Mummy - 2 versions Bob McFadden & Dor '59 Bubi & Bob '59
(YouTube)

 

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MIGRANTS / REFUGEES

Poets speak out for refugees: 'No one leaves home, unless home is the mouth of a shark' - 16 September 2015
"Five young London poets who have written about displacement and identity reflect on the refugee experience"

(theguardian.com)

JJ Bola | Curb Call | Refuge | Spoken Word | Word On The Curb
"JJ Bola is the sixth poet to feature in our Curb Call series, delivering a fantastic poem entitled Refuge.
The poem is about his experience being a refugee in the UK. Find out more about the piece and JJ on his website - http://www.jjbola.com "

(YouTube)



Deanna Rodger 'Being British'
"Co-host Deanna Rodger performing her anti BNP statement piece 'Being British' at Tilt's London Liming:
A Come Rhyme With Me Special at Rich Mix London, 09/02/12."

(YouTube)

 

 

Daniel J. Hall "(born 1952) is an award-winning American poet."

"To sail on an ocean
My child always wanted to sail on an ocean
I look unto you now
And can only imagine how your dream has been poisoned
With the salt blistering your skin
And a look of bewildered terror

Faith hammers cantankerously at the table
And demands such fear of the young
Who clutch their hands, so aware 
Of the black mass which swells beneath them
And which I cannot urge them to forget

Those voices lost in the void
On a wind which on other days may serve as the breeze
To a family holiday, or a yachtsman’s paradise
But now only carries the howls of a nightmare

All will be fine, the words cannot ring true even to my ear
As custodian what hell I have brought you to
A hell which you cannot understand
But have accepted, though trust ought abandon you

To see new lands
My brother always wanted to see new lands
But not to flee his own
You charge into peril
But what land greets you now,
A land with arms open or a closed fist?
Robbed of a country and an identity.
To be the strength of your convictions
To be the strength of your convictions said my grandfather
But now I have no strength."

Benedict Cumberbatch giving a speech for refugees from Syria after Hamlet
"Benedict Cumberbatch's speech at the end of Hamlet at the Barbican Centre on Monday, 12 October 2015. He is asking for donations
for Save the Children and their projects to help Syrian refugees. 
https://www.savethechildren.net/"

(YouTube)

 

 

Benedict Cumberbatch records message for Syrian refugees - Video + Poem added on 11 September 2015
"Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has lent his voice to the refugee crisis by fronting a short film in aid of Save The Children."
(YouTube)

 

Benedict Cumberbatch urges Hamlet audience to donate for refugees - Article + Video - 11 September 2015
"Actor criticises the government’s ‘slow response’ to crisis of Syrians fleeing war in speech during standing ovation at Barbican."

(theguardian.com)

Refugees Lead Alabama Shrimp Industry - Text + Audio + Video - 30 October 2015
"Forty years ago, many Southeast Asians fled war in their home countries and chose to come to the United States.
Some got on ships that sailed to U.S. territory.
Now, some of these people live in an American town that seems like an unlikely place for refugees to settle: Bayou La Batre, Alabama."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Migrants' risk grows with Greece bad weather discounts - Article + Photos - 30 October 2015
"Go now and it's 850 dollars, and your kids can go for free, wait until tomorrow and it's double."
"A Syrian nurse, Nancy Ahmed, recounts the conversation she had with Turkish smugglers in Izmir,
as she chose to risk setting off on a rubber boat to Greece."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Germans restrict entry points from Austria - Article + Photos + Video - 30 October 2015
"Germany is to restrict the number of entry points for migrants arriving via Austria,
in a bid to control the flow as thousands cross into Bavaria daily."

(BBC)

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FOOD

Processed meat causes cancer, says WHO (October 29, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) says processed meat causes cancer."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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STREET ART

The 11 Best Cities in the World for Amazing Street Art - with photos
(h2ostandard.com)

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AIR DISASTERS

Air disasters timeline - 1 July 2015
"A chronology of major air disasters since 1998"

(BBC)

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GOTHIC FICTION

Spine-chillers and suspense: A timeline of Gothic fiction - interactive
(BBC)

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CELTIC BRITAIN

Would you visit 'Celtic Britain'?
I. Before you go
2. Where to stay
3. Travellers' essentials
4. CLICKABLE: Things to do
5. Useful phrases
6. Trip advisers
7. Where next?

(BBC)

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30/10/2015


CHEAT

The word: cheat
(thewordofthemonth.com)

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EXPRESSING OPINIONS / LESSON

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: Expressing Opinions - a lesson
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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STORY

'The Boy on Graves-End Road' by Caty Weaver - Text + Audio + Video
"VOA Learning English is proud to present a story written by our own Caty Weaver.
This story begins in a typical suburban American home, but the end is something really supernatural!
Teachers and actors, see the script if you want to act out the story yourself on Halloween!"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CONFUCIUS

Who was Confucius? - Bryan W. Van Norden
(YouTube)
+ a lesson
(ed.ted.com)
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

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MONSTERS

Park of Monsters | 100 Wonders | Atlas Obscura
(YouTube)

 

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ROBOTS

Yamaha robot rides high-speed racing motorcycle - VIDEO - 29 October 2015
"Yamaha Motors has revealed it is developing a robot designed to ride any racing motorbike at high speeds.
The Japanese company unveiled a prototype at the Tokyo Motor Show.
At present it is reliant on human operators, but in time the firm plans to have the android make its own decisions about the best course and speed to achieve the best race time around a track.
Read and watch more about robots in our recent Intelligent Machines season"

(BBC)



 

What is artificial intelligence? - VIDEO - 13 September 2015
"A computer can beat the world chess champion and understand voice commands on your smartphone,
but real artificial intelligence has yet to arrive. The pace of change is quickening, though.
Some people say it will save humanity, even make us immortal.
Others say it could destroy us all.
But, the truth is, most of us don't really know what AI is."
(BBC)


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COP 21

COP21: Why does Paris climate change conference matter? - 23 October 2015
"BBC environment correspondent Matt McGrath asks what nations want from next month's climate change conference in Paris
- and why it matters."
+ The basic facts about climate change? - 22 October 2014
+ Special report: Climate change

(BBC)

 

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SECRET AGENTS

Picture power: Secret agents - 29 October 2014
"From the drama of the cinematic image, through to the gloss of the advertisement,
every photograph has a layer of visual baggage hanging over it.
Even when working with straight pictures of news events, the line between fact and fiction can blur."

+ Secret Service story
(BBC)

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RWC

Photographing the Rugby World Cup - 30 October 2015
"During the past five weeks or so, David Davies has travelled around the country
covering what is his sixth Rugby World Cup for the Press Association.
On the eve of the final, between New Zealand and Australia, I asked him to pick out a few of his favourite frames from the competition.
Here is his selection along with his comments."

(BBC)

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HALLOWEEN

TALK2US: Spooky Halloween & Carving Pumpkins - VIDEO - 29 October 2015
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Halloween 2015 - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

Halloween Ad: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
+ TRANSCRIPT + LANGUAGE + ALSO SEE + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

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FOOD

Are any foods safe to eat any more? Here's the truth. - 30 October 2015
"Is bacon really as bad for you as cigarettes? Will coffee give you a heart attack? Do wheat-eaters suffer “brain fog”?
BBC Future examines the foods, the fears – and the facts."

(BBC)

Cartoon: Processed Meat Causes Cancer
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

Bad beef - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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MIGRANTS / REFUGEES

Migrant crisis: EU border force Frontex explained - VIDEO - 30 October 2015
"More than 700,000 migrants have crossed to Europe by boat so far this year - many of them from war-ravaged Syria - according to UN estimates.
The vast majority land in Italy and Greece, who say they need much more help to process migrants,
and the approach of winter has so far done little to slow the flow.
Consequently, the EU has agreed to beef up its border force Frontex, as BBC news explains.

(BBC)

 

Migrant crisis: 22 drown off Greek islands - Article + Videos - 30 October 2015
"At least 22 migrants - many of them children - have drowned trying to reach Kalymnos and Rhodes from Turkey,
in the second major boat tragedy off Greek islands this week."

(BBC)

Yemen refugees choosing to return to a failed state - 30 October 2015
"Refugees and migrants", a recent report by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) noted, "arrive after many hours at sea
often traumatised and exhausted, with little or no personal belonging, and in urgent need of food, water and emergency healthcare."

+ In pictures: The Somalis fleeing home from Yemen
(BBC)

Syria refugees: MPs worried by UK 'capacity to manage' - 30 October 2015
"The UK may not be prepared for the number of Syrian refugees the government plans to accept, MPs say."

(BBC)

How we found Azam - the 'lost' Syrian refugee boy - Article + Photos + Videos - 29 October 2015
"Azam is a young Syrian boy who vanished from a hospital in Belgrade a month ago while on the refugee trail.
The story sparked a social media campaign using the hashtag #FindAzam.
After a week on the road - travelling from the bottom of Serbia to the top of Germany - the BBC's John Sweeney found Azam and his uncle."

(BBC)

Syrian refugees share 'safe space' - 15 June 2015
"The conflict in Syria that began in 2011 has made millions of refugees flee the country, many making their way to neighbouring Lebanon."

(BBC)

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CARDIFF

Big Pit National Coal Museum
(museumwales.ac.uk)

St Fagans National History Museum
(museumwales.ac.uk)

The Millennium Stadium (WelshStadiwm y Mileniwm)
"is the national stadium of Wales, located in Cardiff. It is the home of the Wales national rugby union team and has also staged games
of the Wales national football team. Initially built to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup, it has gone on to host many other large-scale events,
such as the Tsunami Relief concert, the Super Special Stage of Wales Rally Great Britain, theSpeedway Grand Prix of Great Britain 
and various music concerts.
"
(Wikipedia)

Techniquest 
"is a Welsh science and discovery centre. It has locations in Cardiff Bay and Glyndŵr University in Wrexham...
Techniquest gives visitors a hands-on approach to science and includes a science theatre, a planetarium, and a discovery centre."

(Wikipedia)

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Thanks to Corinne Degezelle

29/10/2015


US ELECTIONS - 2016

Republican 2016 debate: Winners and losers in five key fights - 29 October 2015
"There was a whiff of desperation in the air - along with the sizzle of political pyrotechnics - as Republican candidates took the stage
for Wednesday night's presidential debate on cable news network CNBC."

(BBC)

 

US Republicans spar in fiery 2016 presidential debate - Article + Photos + Videos - 29 October 2015
(BBC)

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HALLOWEEN

Halloween Crossword
"This is an easier Halloween crossword than the one I did a couple of years ago, and should be more suitable for lower-level learners.
Click on the grid below to access an interactive online version, and click here to download a PDF version (with solution)."

(englishblog.com)

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PRESS FREEDOM

Press Freedom Under Threat in Turkey - Text + Audio - 28 October 2015
"The International Press Institute organized a mission to Turkey to observe press freedom in the country as it prepares for elections.
It says detentions of reports mean that press freedom is suffering in Turkey."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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UN / IVORY

Chinese Model at UN Shows Shift in Ivory Politics - Text + Audio - 28 October 2015
"The ivory trade was doing well in the 1970s, when over 400 artists created a 150-kilogram sculpture from eight elephant tusks.
The U.N. displayed the sculpture for many years. But today, many see the sculpture as a symbol
for Africa’s decreased elephant population and conflict over the ivory trade."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Chinese Model Railroad, Carved of Ivory, at a Crossroads - 20 October 2015
"An intricately carved model of China’s Chengdu-Kunming Railroad bridge graced the United Nations' New York headquarters
for nearly four decades, until renovation of its General Assembly began in 2013 and the sculpture was removed for safekeeping."

(voanews.com)

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LA STATUE DE LA LIBERTE

La Statue de la Liberté en France
"Situer les différentes Statues de la Liberté en France."

Carte créée par Nathalie Julien (Ac. Montpellier) :
"Dans le cadre de la préparation de l'épreuve d'Histoire des Arts pour mes 3e, j'ai créé une carte interactive
permettant de situer les différentes répliques de la Statue de la liberté. Cela peut peut-être être utile à d'autres personnes."

(umapper.com)

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NUCLEAR

Every nuclear bomb explosion in history
"On July 16th, 1945, the United States conducted the world's first test of a nuclear weapon.
Less than a month later, two bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,
bringing about the end of the Second World War. No nuclear bombs have been used as weapons since the attacks on Japan,
but thousands of tests have been conducted – primarily by the US and USSR throughout the Cold War."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

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DISCRIMINATION

6 Times Black Kids Faced Discrimination In School - Article + Videos - 27 October 2015
"The video of a South Carolina school officer flinging a young black girl out of her desk and across a classroom
shows how black children are viewed by American society today." 
(huffingtonpost.com)
Thanks to Laure Peskine

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BIRDS

Four UK bird species including puffins 'face extinction' - 29 October 2015
+ Critically endangered UK bird species
+ Near-threatened UK bird species

(BBC)


"The Atlantic puffin population is still in the millions, but fewer young birds are surviving to breed."


India’s ‘Birdman’ Feeds 4,000 Parakeets A Day
"Like how people keep parakeets in a cage, now the birds have me in a cage."

(YouTube)

 

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WORLD STROKE DAY

World Stroke Day 
"is observed on October 29 to underscore the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors.[1] On this day, organizations around the world have facilitated events
emphasizing education, testing, and initiatives to improve the damaging effects of stroke worldwide."

(Wikipedia)
(Stroke = "AVC" in French)

1 History
2 Past and Current Campaigns
3 Outreach
4 World Stroke Campaign Committee
5 See also
6 References
7 External links

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ART

Subway art revisited - Article + Photos - 29 October 2015
"In the late 1970s and early '80s, photographers Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant were both documenting
the work of graffiti artists on the subway system of New York."

(BBC)

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MIGRANTS

Flow of migrant boats is constant off the shores of Lesbos - VIDEO - 29 October 2015
"More than 4,000 migrants and refugees have had to be rescued by the Greek Coast Guard off the shores of Lesbos this month alone.
Hundreds have already died making the crossing from Turkey and Greece.
There are fears more could drown as the winter approaches and the Aegean sea becomes rougher.
But the people trafficking has become a multi-million dollar industry for the smugglers
and up to 9,000 people are landing on the shores of Greece every day."

(BBC)

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POLICE

Cops Are Armed With Nunchakus to Offset 'Aggressive' Image - Article + Video - 27 October 2015
(nbcnews.com)
Martial law: California police officers to be equipped with nunchuks - 27 October 2015
"Anderson police chief hopes nunchuk will revolutionize how police detain suspects,
and promises officers won’t be ‘running around like Bruce Lee"
(theguardian.com)
Martial law: Nunchucks chosen as nonlethal alternative for California police dept - Article + Video - 27 October 2015
""The Anderson Police Department is implementing the police nunchaku as a tool to more effectively arrest, control, and subdue non-compliant suspects," Anderson Police Chief Michael Johnson told NBC News. "The nunchaku can be deployed to more compassionately gain compliance from a suspect through pain application opposed to striking, as customary with the side-handled or straight baton."

(rt.com)
In Bruce Lee-like move, Northern California police department to adopt nunchakus - Article + Video - 26 October 2015
"Looking for another nonlethal way to take down suspects, the Anderson Police Department decided to go the way of the dragon."

(latimes.com)

Compare the headlines.

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28/10/2015


IMMIGRATION

"Unless you're Native American, you came from someplace else." - Video added on 29 January 2013
"President Obama urged the American people to remember their common history: that pretty much all of the citizens of the United States
are descended from immigrants who came to America's shores from some other nation to seek a better life."

(YouTube)
+ Script below the video on YouTube.

 


President Obama Speaks on Comprehensive Immigration Reform - Video added on 29 January 2013
"President Obama speaks on the need for comprehensive immigration reform and outlines a proposal
for a fair, effective and commonsense immigration system."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Armelle Meyer (Ac. Bordeaux)


PAPARAZZI

Paparazzi Secrets – The Real Stories Behind 7 Amazing Shots by Celebrity Photographer Ron Galella
(vintag.es)

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LAST WORDS

The 29 Most Infamous Last Words Uttered by Famous People in Their Final Moments
For example: "I finally get to see Marilyn" — Joe DiMaggio
(vintag.es)

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James BOND

Interactive map reveals James Bond's travel destinations
"With Spectre about to hit UK cinemas, Esri UK has created an interactive map showing all the places 007 has visited in 24 Bond films."

(theguardian.com)

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COMPUTERS

How computers translate human language - Ioannis Papachimonas - a lesson with a video
"Is a universal translator possible in real life? We already have many programs that claim to be able to take a word, sentence,
or entire book in one language and translate it into almost any other. The reality, however, is a bit more complicated.
Ioannis Papachimonas shows how these machine translators work, and explains why they often get a bit mixed up."

(ed.ted.com)
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

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HALLOWEEN

17 Totally Over-The-Top Halloween Costumes
(neatorama.com)


Dalek

Alien control

 

Presentation: Halloween Fun Facts - Video + LESSON IDEA + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

Halloween - a lesson
"This lesson has some fun activities and language learning tasks based around the theme of Halloween.
The activities include singing songs and making Halloween decorations.
The activities are suitable for language assistants as well as for teachers."

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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BONFIRE NIGHT

Bonfire Night - a lesson
"This lesson is aimed at lower level students with a variety of activities related to Bonfire night.
Students will do a jigsaw reading to complete a text about Bonfire night, they will then discuss their own opinions about it.
Students will design a Bonfire night menu, thinking about the food they would like to eat whilst watching fireworks.
They will learn a popular Bonfire night rhyme and focus on pronunciation,
before a final group work activity where they will produce a firework safety poster."

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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OFFICER-PUPIL CLASH

US to investigate officer-pupil clash in S Carolina - Article + Video - 28 October 2015
"The US Justice Department is looking into why a female student in South Carolina was pulled from her desk
by an officer and dragged across a classroom."

(BBC)

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COFFEE

The ups and downs of coffee and cafeine - 27 October 2015
"Recently, researchers British and American researchers investigated caffeine’s effects on human sleep patterns.
The scientists found that drinking something caffeinated in the hours just before bedtime c
an delay sleep sometimes by as long as 40 minutes."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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COP 21

What Is COP21? The 2 Minute Guide
"This December over 190 nations will gather in Paris to discuss a new global agreement on climate change.
The talks are called 'COP21' which stands for the 21st annual Conference of the Parties
but what does all that mean and why is any of it important?
This film will not only give you the facts but help you understand why it matters to all of us - in less than two minutes!
There will be regular updates on Green.TV about COP21 leading up to and during the talks in Paris."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Valerie Surmont (Ac. Caen)

 

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MIGRANTS

Migrants left to 'fend for themselves' on Turkish boat - VIDEO - 28 October 2015
"A large boat used by traffickers to smuggle migrants into Greece from Turkey has been seized by the authorities.
It was carrying more than 400 people, each paying more than €2,000 to make the journey to Lesbos.
Ed Thomas was given exclusive access to the Turkish boat used to traffic hundreds of people on Tuesday."

(BBC)

Syrian refugees start anew in Jordan - VIDEO - 27 October 2015
(BBC)

The charity helping Syrian refugees towards their goal - 27 October 2015
(BBC)

Lives on hold: The Scots helping Syrians in a refugee camp - 26 October 2015
(BBC)

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GUARDIAN ANGELS

Guardian Angels return to Central Park as crime rises - VIDEO - 28 October 2015
"Back in the 1980s when New York was gripped by violent crime,
the Guardian Angels were a familiar sight patrolling the city's streets and subway...
Whatever the cause, the Guardian Angels' founder Curtis Sliwa says his volunteers are responding to calls from residents
who no longer feel safe in parts of Central Park. The BBC joined them on patrol."

(BBC)

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TEACHING

Will this new TV advert solve the teacher recruitment crisis?
"The government has just launched a new TV advert in an effort to attract more people into teaching.
The film, featuring real "gifted and passionate" classroom teachers, is part of the Department for Education's
latest teacher recruitment campaign, Your Future: Their Future."

(tes.com)
Thanks to Danièle Dedes (Ac. Nice)

 

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27/10/2015


GUNS

Up to 10,000 stolen guns, 500 chainsaws found in South Carolina home of alleged drug dealer: cops  - 26 October 2015
"A South Carolina man arrested for drug trafficking had packed a one-man arsenal of up to 10,000 stolen guns into his home
and a bunch of tractor trailers off a highway, police said."

(nydailynews.com)

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DOCUMENTS

Commenting upon a document
Created by Alice Johns (Ac. Nice): "Un peu de méthodologie sur le commentaire d'images..."

(englishweb.eklablog.com)

 

Gap-fillers
Created by Alice Johns (Ac. Nice): "Une petite présentation animée des "gap fillers" pour améliorer les présentations orales à partir de la 5ème."

(englishweb.eklablog.com)


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AUSTRALIA - "Stolen generation"

Archie Roach 'Took the children away' with lyrics (beautiful protest song).
"Archie Roach is an icon of the Australian music industry and his honest storytelling tells the sad truth of indigenous Australia.
He wrote the landmark song 'Took the Children Away' in 1990, about his own childhood
and being taken by authorities from his parents to a mission.
"You took the children away, Breaking their mothers heart, Tearing us all apart" the lyrics ring..."

(YouTube)
+ A worksheet (.doc) created by Mauricette Casabonne-Angla (Ac. Bordeaux) - Niveau 3ème

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HALLOWEEN

MARK WEREWAHLFBERG
"Mark Wahlberg as a Werewolf. Because Halloween..."
(YouTube)
"
Mark Werewahlfberg introduces us to all the iconic characters of the season,
with plenty of almost-puns that you’ll have to supply the punchline for yourself."

(Neatorama)

 

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WOMEN

Women's Entrepreneurship on the Rise - Text + Audio - 27 October 2015
"Companies, government agencies and universities back programs to increase women’s entrepreneurship, both in the U.S. and around the world. Raising capital remains a major issue for women-led startups. But new ways to get money are emerging."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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JOB

Island Reef Job - Ben Southall
(YouTube)
Thanks to Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)

 

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FEAR

What Do Americans Fear Most? - Text + Audio - 27 October 2015
"What do you think Americans fear most? A new survey done by Chapman University came up with some surprising answers.
Do you think Americans fear government corruption or terrorist attacks most? And are natural or man-made disasters more frightening?
The answers may surprise you."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"Chapman University in Orange, California, asked Americas what scares them the most.
Their answer? Government corruption. (Terrorism came in second.)"

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GAMES

Jeu jeopardy pour 5èmes (New Enjoy 5) : chap B1L4 sur les dates et les fêtes (ppt)
Créé par Dulce Araujo (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

MURDER IN THE CLASSROOM - MURDER MYSTERY GAME - a lesson plan
Description + Transcript

(docslide.us)
Thanks to Daniele Dedes

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CLIMATE POLLUTANTS

WHO: Cut Climate Pollutants, Save Lives - Text + Audio - 26 October 2015
"The World Health Organization says millions of premature deaths can be prevented each year by reducing short-lived climate pollutants.
A WHO reports recommends cutting these pollutants—black carbon, ozone and methane."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)
WHO = World Health Organization

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FUTURE

Humans In 1000 Years
"What will humanity look like in 1000 years? Watch as we cover some cutting-edge innovations happening today.
Thanks to the National Geographic Channel for sponsoring this video!"

(YouTube)

 

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SUGAR / OBESITY

Cartoon: A Spoonful of Sugar - 26 October 2015
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + COMMENTARY + VOCABULARY
(englishblog.com)

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FOOD

What is processed meat? - 26 October 2015
"The World Health Organization says processed meat does cause cancer and red meat is probably carcinogenic too."

(BBC)

Processed meats do cause cancer - WHO - 26 October 2015
"Processed meats - such as bacon, sausages and ham - do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)."

(BBC)

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QUAKE

Earthquake Shakes Afghanistan, Pakistan, India; Scores Killed - VIDEO - 27 October 2015
(nbcnews.com)

 

Afghanistan-Pakistan earthquake causes widespread destruction - VIDEO - 27 October 2015
"The magnitude-7.5 earthquake that hit remote areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan caused destruction and damage over a wide area.
At least 275 people are known to have died. Twelve of the dead are schoolgirls, killed in a crush as they tried to evacuate their school.
The epicentre was around 80km southeast of Feyzabad, although tremors were felt as far away as Delhi."

(BBC)

Afghanistan-Pakistan earthquake leaves hundreds dead - Article + Photos + Video - 26 October 2015
"More than 260 people have died, mostly in Pakistan, after a magnitude-7.5 earthquake hit north-eastern Afghanistan."
(BBC)

Quake Kills More Than 150 in Afghanistan, Pakistan - Text + Audio - 26 October 2015
"A major earthquake struck South Asia Monday. Early reports say the earthquake killed more than 150 people in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Hundreds more were reported injured. A VOA reporter tweeted from Kabul that “conservative estimates” are 154 dead and 1,191 injured."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THE PLAGUE

Black Death Older Than We Thought - Text + Audio + Quiz - 26 October 2015
"Bubonic Plague killed more than half of the European population during the 1300s. But that is not the first time it killed.
Researchers say the plague may have affected earlier civilizations.
Read on to learn more about the plague as well as how to use the expression, "cause quite a stir."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ANIMALS

Snow leopard under threat from climate change (October 26, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The conservation charity World Wildlife Fund has warned that climate change is threatening
the existence of the snow leopard in the Himalayas."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Baby deer rescue and release
"A deer doe abandoned one of her twin fawns, the fawn had injured leg and could not keep up with the mother. 
I do not support keeping wild animals as a pets, but this was special situation. The baby deer was healed and released back to her real mother.
Update: The doe and two her fawns is still around..."

(YouTube)

 

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REFUGEES / MIGRANTS

How weather affects migrant journeys in the onset of winter - VIDEO - 27 October 2015
"As winter approaches, conditions are getting worse for the thousands of people trying to cross to Europe from Syria and the Middle East.
The weather has a huge impact on decisions they make - about where and when to attempt the crossing."

(BBC)

Refugee reunion: BBC producer finds friend in Jordan camp - VIDEO - 27 October 2015
"As journalists, BBC staff are often sent to cover difficult and emotional issues in an objective way, having to put aside personal feelings.
But sometimes that can be difficult, especially when they find themselves personally involved in the story.
BBC Arabic producer Mahmoud Ali Hamad grew up in Syria but now works in London.
He travelled to a refugee camp in Jordan, where he found an old school friend and former next door neighbours stuck there."

(BBC)

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25/10/2015


MIGRANTS

Migrant crisis: Balkan leaders meet amid Juncker warnings - Article + Photos + Video - 25 October 2015
"Leaders from Central Europe and the Balkans are due to hold an emergency summit to discuss the migrant crisis."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: 'Immense queue' at Serbia-Croatia border - VIDEO - 25 October 2015
"BBC reporter John Sweeney is on the refugee trail searching for a young Syrian boy, Azam.
When they met last month in Serbia, Azam had a broken jaw and had been sent to hospital for treatment. Then he vanished.
As part of the search for Newsnight, Sweeney passed the Serbia-Croatia border,
where he filmed the vast numbers of people waiting to cross over."

(BBC)

Search for missing Azam: The madness of hope - 25 October 2015
"The BBC's John Sweeney is on the refugee trail searching for a young Syrian boy, Azam.
When they met last month in Serbia, Azam had a broken jaw and had been sent to hospital for treatment. Then he vanished.
The search for Azam, reported by BBC Newsnight, has been taken up by thousands on social media using the hashtag #FindAzam."

(BBC)

 

Migrants 'dumped' on Slovenia border by Croatia - VIDEO - 25 October 2015
"Leaders from central Europe and the Balkans are going to meet to discuss how to coordinate their response to the migrant crisis.
The emergency summit is due to be held in Brussels.
In Croatia migrants are being escorted by Croatian authorities and "dumped" on the Slovenian border."

(BBC)

Thousands cross Croatia-Slovenia border in darkness - VIDEO - 23 October 2015
"Dramatic night-time pictures have emerged of thousands of migrants crossing Croatia's border with Slovenia.
They were shot from a Slovenian police helicopter using a thermal camera and released to show
how migrants are being helped to cross the border illegally, as Reeta Chakrabarti explains."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Slovenia votes on deploying army - Text + Photos + Video - 20 October 2015
"Slovenia is set to deploy its army to manage migrants crossing its border."

(BBC)

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HALLOWEEN

New York's Halloween parade - for dogs - VIDEO - 25 October 2015
"Thousands of New York's best-dressed dogs have taken part in the 25th annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade.
The costumed canines took part in a runway competition, hoping to earn thousands of dollars in prize money.
Creative costumes on display included Batman, a cone of 'pom frites' and an host of other animals, including New York's notorious 'Pizza Rat'."

(BBC)

 

 

Anonymous Halloween photographs from c.1875–1955 - truly haunting Americana
(w3sh.com)

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INDIA / BORDERS

India man's journey to challenge borders - 25 October 2015
"Theatre actor-director Mohammad Akram Feroze recently set off on foot to travel along India's 10,000km-long border,
stopping to perform plays at villages with - and for - their inhabitants.
Mr Feroze, who does not believe in borders, carries a world passport - as part of a global movement established under Article 13(2)
of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which says "everyone has the right to leave any country,
including his own, and to return to his country"."

(BBC)

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BEARS

Florida holds hunt to kill 320 bears - 25 October 2015
"Florida is holding its first bear hunt in more than two decades, despite opposition from animal rights campaigners."

(BBC)


"Activists said Florida should focus on waste management, not killing bears."

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CALIFORNIA

20 Best Places to Visit in California - with PHOTOS - 19 October 2015
(whenonearth.net)

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MONSTERS

10 Creepy Cool Monster Themed Cartoon Shows - with videos
"The toon incarnations of our favorite movie monsters such as the Wolfman, Count Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster
showed us there was much more to dig about those crazy monsters!"

(neatorama.com)

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UN

UN turns 70 - Article + Video - 23 October 2015
(huffingtonpost.com)
Thanks to Fabienne Robin (Ac. Bordeaux)

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ROUTE 66

Chicago: The Start of Route 66 - Text + Audio + Video - 24 October 2015
"Few Americans pay attention to a brown street sign on East Adams Street in downtown Chicago.
If you are not looking for it, it is easy to ignore.
But every few minutes a group of international tourists take a picture in the front of the sign.
It reads, “Historic Route - Illinois U.S. 66 - Begin.”

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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FOOD

9 Weird Foods Mexicans Eat
(whenonearth.net)

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FUTURE

The 12 Year Old Girl Who Silenced the World for 6 Minutes
at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development - Rio de Janeiro 3-14 June 1992
"What is wrong with the world these days? Listen to what she says and she is only 12 years old. We need to make a change! "

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Maureen Gaveriaux from Milan


ONOMATOPOEIA

Everyday Grammar: Pow! Whizz! What Are Onomatopoeia? - Text + Audio + Quiz
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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HURRICANE

Hurricane Patricia Called 'Strongest in History' - Text + Audio - 23 October 2015
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ROUTE 66

Route 66 - Chicago - VIDEO - 23 October 2015
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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FAMILY / SCHOOL / EMOTIONS

Inside Out Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Disney Pixar Movie HD
(YouTube)

 

 

Inside Out 
"is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film[6] produced by Pixar Animation Studios 
and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed and co-written by Pete Docter, the film is set in the mind of a young girl,
Riley Andersen (Kaitlyn Dias), where five personified emotions—Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader),
Anger (Lewis Black), and Disgust (Mindy Kaling)—try to lead her through life
as she moves with her parents (Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan) to a new city."

(Wikipedia)

 

Inside Out: A Parent’s Guide to Viewing & Teaching SEL Skills
(cfchildren.org)

Using "Inside Out" to Explore Emotions
(creativityintherapy.blogspot.fr)

Inside Out Lesson Plans & Classroom Feelings Chart
(enzasbargains.com)

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Thanks to Laure Peskine and Cécile Brossard (Ac. Limoges)


SONG

Telegraph Road by Dire Straits (YouTube) + LYRICS (azlyrics.com)
+ a worksheet by Yvan Baptiste

(yvanbaptiste.pagesperso-orange.fr)
Thanks to Isabelle Destat (Ac. Versailles)

 

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STREET ART

A STREET ART TOUR OF BRICK LANE IN LONDON - with photos
(inspiringcity.com)

Interactive map: A street art tour of Shoreditch - with photos
"Almost every day, at least one new street art piece pops up in Shoreditch, the area of London most populated by street art and graffiti."

(hackneypost.co.uk)

London Street Art Tours, Graffiti Workshops and more - with photos
(alternativeldn.co.uk)

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Thanks to Helene Cayuela (Ac. Toulouse) and Claire Mroz (Ac. Versailles)


MIGRANTS

Migrants face grief and illness on Greek island of Samos - 24 October 2015
"he coastguard headquarters in the port of Samos is crowded with UN aid workers, Red Cross staff and an Arabic translator."

(BBC)

Charlie Winston - #SAYSOMETHING
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"Say something
Anything you can
I’ve been waiting patiently
To understand"

(azlyrics.com)
Thanks to Fabienne Robin (Ac. Bordeaux)

 

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LONDON

Meet the New London Taxi - 23 October 2015
"With a range-extended electric powertrain, the newly unveiled 2017 TX5 is a greener shade of black...
The TX5, presented in the rain outside Lancaster House during a four-day UK state visit by China's President Xi Jinping,
is the first new London Taxi product since Chinese automaker Geely bought the company in 2013."

(BBC)

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