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OCTOBER 2016 - PART 1 - NEW SITES

 

06/10/2016


US ELECTIONS

Campaign songs - a worksheet (.docx)
Created by Emeline Lamothe (Ac. Orléans-Tours)
With a video: Campaign Songs: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
(YouTube)

 

Scholastic News Election 2016
Vocabulary - Videos - Road to the White House - K-2 Resources - etc

(election.scholastic.com)

US Vice Presidential Candidates Debate Policies of Trump, Clinton - Text + Audio - 5 October 2016
"Tim Kaine and Mike Pence attacked the policy proposals of each other’s campaigns Tuesday during the only vice presidential debate.
They also talked about nuclear weapons, the situation in Syria, and criminal justice in the United States."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Pence v Kaine: Who won the vice-presidential debate? - 5 October 2016
"It was a scattershot debate marred by frequent interruption, where moderator Elaine Quijado lost control of the discussion for stretches.
In the end, however, it was a battle that Mike Pence won."

(BBC)

US vice-presidential debate - two styles of attack - VIDEO - 5 October 2016
"The two nominees for US vice-president squared off in their first and only debate of the election campaign."

(BBC)

Donald Trump under fire for not paying tax (October 04, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is in trouble again following revelations about his tax returns."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Level 4  or  Level 5
(breakingnewsenglish.com)  

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SURVEILLANCE

Report Says Yahoo Scanned Emails - Text + Audio - 5 October 2016
"People are reacting on social media to a news agency report that Yahoo designed an email-scanning app for use by a U.S. intelligence agency."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ANIMALS

Are celebs the best hope for saving endangered species? - 6 October 2016
"As the Cites meeting in Johannesburg ends, Matt McGrath asks whether celebrities are having a bigger impact on saving species
than the international body tasked with regulating the trade in threatened animals and plants."

(BBC)



Can the influence of celebrities really achieve a breakthrough
in reducing demand for endangered species?

 

Wildlife Convention Protects Animals Great and Small - Text + Audio + Photos + Video - 5 October 2016
"Representatives from 183 countries attended the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species conference, known as CITES.
The delegates discussed ways to save hundreds of animals from disappearing permanently."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

When Your Pet Kangaroo Is Your Best Friend
(YouTube)
"Australians don't generally think of the kangaroo as a good pet, and many consider them to be pests and/or delicious when barbecued, depending on who you ask. But hunky Australian and social media entertainer Jackson O'Doherty has a great rapport with kangaroos, and his pet roo Damien follows him around everywhere like a bouncy little shadow.
It's hard to imagine hating kangaroos after watching this video, but their jerk side apparently doesn't come out until they're full grown and ready to fight."

(Neatorama)

 

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DESCRIPTION

All about me
"Séquence intitulée 'All about me', conçue par Céline Cézard, professeur d'anglais au collège Le Semnoz à Seynod (74)
Céline invite les élèves de 4ème à réaliser un selfie vidéo. Le travail est accompagné d'une trace écrite différenciée et de fiches d'évaluation.
Ce travail de début d'année met d'emblée les élèves dans la réussite et dans le plaisir de l'expression en anglais et sans notes.
Cette séquence s'appuie sur une réflexion visant à dynamiser les apprentissages dès le début de l'année scolaire via une tâche finale motivante,
centrée sur les élèves et incluant le numérique. Le parcours d'apprentissage passe par la diversification et la différenciation des activités proposées."

(Ac. Grenoble)  

Accéder au projet

Tâche finale        Checklist        Carte mentale        Certificats des élèves       Règles du jeu des cartes à points

Ce projet peut être mis en lien avec la séquence 'My class has got talent', également conçue par Céline Cézard, accessible ici. 

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Thanks to Mathilde P.


MEMORIES

Would it be ethical to implant false memories in therapy? - 6 October 2016
"We can implant false memories with increasing ease – and it may well help you to live a healthier, happier life. But what are the ethics?"

(BBC)

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BLACK LIVES MATTER

Black Lives Matter: athletes in the us defend the black cause in the field - 6 October 2016
"in the Face of racial tensions, Colin Kapernick, LeBron James, and many sports to re-engage with the political engagement of the 60s…"

(archyworldys.com)

Black Lives Matter: Les athlètes américains défendent la cause noire sur le terrain - Article + Photos + VIDEO
(20minutes.fr)

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TELEVISION HOMES

30 Beautiful Television Homes We Wish We Could Call Our Own
View Gallery (30 photos)
(housebeautiful.com)

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BIRDS

44 Fun Facts about Birds - mental_floss List Show Ep. 440
(YouTube)
"There are about 10,000 species of birds, ranging from delicious chicken to towering ostriches, from flightless penguins to regal eagles.
They include raptors, scavengers, poultry, songbirds, and talkative parrots. There’s always something new to learn about most of them..."

(Neatorama)

 

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Salvador DALI

Rare Salvador Dali Surrealist Cookbook Republished for the First Time in over 40 Years - with PHOTOS
"Published only once in 1973, Les Diners de Gala was a dream fulfilled for Salvador Dali who claimed at the age of 6 that he wanted to be a chef.
Despite the unusual ingredients and preparation methods, many of the old school recipes in Les Diners de Gala originated in some of the top restaurants
in Paris at the time including Lasserre, La Tour d’Argent, Maxim’s, and Le Train Bleu..."

(unrealitymag.com)
"Les Diners de Gala was published one time in 1973, and has been out of print since then. The book is full of Dali’s surrealist illustrations.
It has unusual recipes from some of the top chefs in France, although Dali warns us they are “uniquely devoted to the pleasures of Taste.”
That means they aren’t geared toward healthy eating or calorie-counting. And now Dali’s cookbook has been resurrected
and will be available November 20, just in time for Christmas shopping."

(Neatorama)

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THANKSGIVING

Five strange Thanksgiving traditions - VIDEO
(telegraph.co.uk)

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PRONUNCIATION

Say the Phrase - with audio
British English Pronunciation
"The site offers a brief daily pronunciation lesson based on phrases, rather than single words, to develop fluent and accurate connected speech."

(saythephrase.co.uk)

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LESSONS

Over the mountains
"In this lesson, students will be introduced to the popular song ‘Over the mountains’.
They will listen to the song, complete comprehension activities, practise transport vocabulary as well as the present continuous structure,
and sing the song. Finally students can do some extension work based on the song, inventing a new verse, creating some display work
and playing a game."

Level: A1
(teachingenglish.org.uk)

One nation under CCTV (higher level) - with audio
"One nation under CCTV is a complete set of teaching resources designed around an interesting and unusual photograph
with activities to activate your students' higher level critical thinking skills.
This pack looks at the topics of art and street art. The focus is on developing students' ability to speculate about an image,
listen for specific information and summary writing skills."

+  One nation under CCTV (lower level)
(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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DOPING

Maria Sharapova's Doping Ban Reduced - Text + Audio - 4 October 2016
"Maria Sharapova will be able to return to competitive tennis next April, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport reduced her doping ban
from 24 months to 15 months."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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VOCABULARY

What’s the Relationship Between “Ship” and “-ship”?
(dailywritingtips.com)

Families - with audio
Flashcards / Learn / Speller / Test / Scatter / Gravity
Created by Jannien (pron. Jeannine) JOLAIN (Ac. Poitiers)
(quizlet.com)

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CYBER BULLYING

THE CYBER BULLYING VIRUS
(YouTube)
Thanks to Nathalie P.

 

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SOCIAL NETWORK

The IT Crowd - Series 3 - Episode 5: Friendface #1
"The Friendface social networking site revolutionises Jen's social life... despite Moss and Roy's unflinching disapproval."

(YouTube)

 

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ROAD TRIP

The Great American Road Trip
From Walt Whitman to ‘Thelma and Louise,’ Amanda Foreman looks at the history of the American road trip
"The Great American Road Trip was born in 1856 with the publication of Walt Whitman’s poem “Song of the Open Road”...
To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In

(wsj.com)
Thanks to Laurence B.

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SCHOOL

SCHOOL UNIFORM (pdf)
"Wearing the school uniform is an important factor in establishing a pride in and identify with, the school
and at the same time minimises social divisions between pupils."

(aldergrange.com)

School Uniform - Description
"BLACK TROUSERS should be uniform style and not have pockets along the length of the leg.
They should be worn around the waist. Only one pair to be worn at a time. No jeans or canvas trousers..."

(actonhighschool.co.uk)

I JUST SUED THE SCHOOL SYSTEM !!! by Prince Ea
(YouTube)

 

 

What's in my Backpack! + GIVEAWAY (School Supplies)
(YouTube)

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Thanks to Isabelle B., Fadila M. and Fabienne A.

 


James BOND

From left to right: Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Daniel Craig, Sean Connery, George Lazenby and Pierce Brosnan at Madame Tussauds.
(20minutes.fr)

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FASHION

100 Years of Fashion: Revolutions ★ Mode.com
"Throughout history, fashion and innovation have worked hand in hand. Microsoft celebrates the designs that defined each decade
—from the artificial silks of 1910, to the zippers of the '30s, to stiletto heels of the '50s, and finally to 2016.
So, what’s making headlines this year in the world of fashion? Watch to find out."

(YouTube)

 

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ROBOTS

Robot surgeons and artificial life: the promise of tiny machines - 5 October 2016
"The 2016 Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded for the design and synthesis of the world's smallest machines.
The work has overtones of science fiction, but holds huge promise in fields as diverse as medicine, materials and energy."

(BBC)

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SAN ANDREAS FAULT

San Andreas Fault News - October 2016
Heightened Earthquake Advisory for Los Angeles
"The Governor's Office of Emergency Services asked Southern California residents to remain on heightened alert until Tuesday
for the increased possibility of a major earthquake along the San Andreas fault."

(abcnews.go.com)

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ISLAND

Britain’s most remote inhabited island – in pictures
"Foula in the Shetland Islands has a population of just 30, and is designated as a special protection area for birds,
a national scenic area and a site of special scientific interest for its plants, birds and geology."

+ Jon Henley on Living at the edge of the world
(theguardian.com)

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ARCHITECTURE

10 Excellent Examples of Modern Chinese Architecture
(housely.com)


Harbin Opera House

Congress Center Hangzhou

 

What is the Biggest Building on Earth? - with pictures
(mentalfloss.com)

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04/10/2016


MIGRANTS / REFUGEES

Rich nations 'shirking' responsibility to refugees - Amnesty - 4 October 2016
"Amnesty International has accused the world's wealthiest nations of shirking responsibility towards refugees, saying they host the fewest and do the least."
(BBC)


Jordan hosts more refugees than any other country in the world.

The waiting game: Aboard the Mediterranean's migrant rescue boats - Article + Photos + Video - 4 October 2016
"A rescue mission in the Mediterranean is a waiting game.
Going to the aid of people risking the secretive and dangerous crossing to Europe requires planning and patience."

(BBC)

Italian coastguard in mass migrant rescue - 3 October 2016
"The Italian coastguard has co-ordinated the rescue of more than 5,600 migrants, in one of the biggest operations in a single day.
The migrants had set off from the Libyan coast in nearly 40 boats...
According to the International Organization for Migration, some 132,000 migrants have arrived in Italy this year."

(BBC)

Europe migrant crisis
(BBC)

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CITIES

Why are cities unleashing birds of prey into their skies - 4 October 2016
"Birds of prey like hawks and falcons have been used for hunting for thousands of years. Now they are defending Britain’s towns from pests."

(BBC)


A falconer with a Harris's hawk in London.

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US ELECTIONS

Republicans Have Gained Strength in State Legislatures and Governorships - Text + Audio - 3 October 2016
"There are now more Republican state lawmakers than at any time since 1920.
The party controls 67 of 98 state house and senate chambers -- more than at any other time in its history."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

US Election 2016: Hillary's campaign and Bill's women - Article + Photos + Video - 3 October 2016
"Early this year, Donald Trump made the seemingly audacious suggestion that Hillary Clinton was somehow responsible for Bill Clinton's infidelities.
Trump called her an "enabler" and said she "attacked the women who Bill Clinton mistreated afterward."

(BBC)

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NOBEL PRIZE

Japanese Scientist Wins Nobel in Medicine - Text + Audio - 3 October 2016
"Japanese biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi has won the Nobel prize in Medicine. He was honored for his work on a natural process called autophagy.
The Nobel prize winner says he hopes a younger generation of scientists will follow up on his research to explore unanswered questions about autophagy."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Kim KARDASHIAN

Kim Kardashian's lifestyle by numbers - VIDEO
(telegraph.co.uk)

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03/10/2016


GOOD-BYE Renée Maufroid!

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference."

 

Ceci est le dernier message de Renée.

Elle nous a quittés cette nuit vers 2 h du matin dans son sommeil, après une longue maladie.

 


US ELECTIONS

Vice President: From Joke Target to Top Adviser - Text + Audio + Photos - 2 October 2016
"On Tuesday, the two candidates for U.S. vice president will join in a televised debate. They are seeking an office that didn’t always get much respect.
In fact, the first U.S. vice president, John Adams, called it “the most insignificant ever.” But the duties for the vice president are now bigger."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Trump Tax Records Obtained by The Times Reveal He Could Have Avoided Paying Taxes for Nearly Two Decades - 1 October 2016
Article + Videos
"Donald J. Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns, a tax deduction so substantial it could have allowed him
to legally avoid paying any federal income taxes for up to 18 years, records obtained by The New York Times show.."

(nytimes.com)

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ROBOTS

Newest Service Robots Act Like Humans - Text + Audio + Video - 2 October 2016
"Two of the latest robots are doing jobs usually performed by people.
One kind of robot operates vehicles in a 200-space parking garage.
Another is carrying food in hospitals and assisted living centers."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


The GoCart Mini by Yujin can deliver food and medicine to patients in hospitals.

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SpaceX

Implication of sabotage adds intrigue to SpaceX investigation - Article + Photos + Video - 30 September 2016
(washingtonpost.com)

 

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STATE CAPITALS

How All 50 State Capitals Got Their Names
"Want to know which state capital's name means "a good place to dig wild potatoes?"
Or which cities in the United States were almost called Pig's Eye, Pumpkinville, and Algebra?
We've traced the strange and fascinating histories behind each state capital's naming process.
Read on to find out how all 50 state capitals got their names."

(mentalfloss.com)

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MODELS

Male models earn 75% less than female models (September 30, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A well-known modeling agency has claimed that male models are paid as much as 75 per cent less than female models."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:    Level 4  or  Level 5
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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US NATIONAL PARK

Grand Teton National Park is for Exploring - Text + Audio + Photos
"Grand Teton National Park includes mountains where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails,
boat on the Snake River, see historical sites or enjoy the peace of the place."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


Grand Teton is the highest mountain in the range.

Grand Teton National Park "is a United States National Park in northwestern Wyoming.
At approximately 310,000 acres (480 sq mi; 130,000 ha; 1,300 km2), the park includes the major peaks of the 40-mile-long (64 km) Teton Range
as well as most of the northern sections of the valley known as Jackson Hole. It is only 10 miles (16 km) south of Yellowstone National Park,
to which it is connected by the National Park Service-managed John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway.
Along with surrounding National Forests, these three protected areas constitute the almost 18,000,000-acre (7,300,000 ha) Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the largest intact mid-latitude temperate ecosystems in the world."

(Wikipedia)

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US STORY

'The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky' by Stephen Crane, Part Two - Text + Audio + Video
"Our story is called “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky.” It was written by Stephen Crane. This is the second and final part of our story."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky Part II. by Stephen Crane - VIDEO
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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IVORY

Call to close ivory markets agreed at Cites conference - 2 October 2016
"Delegates at a UN wildlife conference have endorsed calls for the closure of all domestic ivory markets.
The non-binding proposal was approved at a meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) in South Africa.
Conservationists hailed it as a significant step towards ending the current elephant poaching crisis."

(BBC)

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GREY PARROT

African grey parrot has global summit to thank for protected status - 2 October 2016
"Convention in Johannesburg votes to end all international trade in popular pet birds whose populations have plummeted."

(theguardian.com)

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