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OCTOBER 2016 - PART 3 - NEW SITES

 

17/10/2016


CHIMPS

Chimps Finding a Happy Ending - Text + Audio + Video - 16 October 2016
"Chimpanzees are human beings’ closest relatives. Using chimps for medical research has ended in the United States.
A chimp named Foxie once was used for experiments, but now spends her days playing other chimps and enjoying life.
But there are more than 650 other chimps who need new homes."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ANTIBIOTICS

Use of strongest antibiotics rises to record levels on European farms - 17 October 2016
"Medicines classified as ‘critically important in human medicine’ appear to be in frequent use, says European Medicines Agency."

(theguardian.com)

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SONG

Steppenwolf - Born to be wild 1969
(Soundtrack of the road film 'Easy Rider')
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"Get your motor runnin'
Head out on the highway
Lookin' for adventure
And whatever comes our way
Yeah Darlin' go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once
And explode into space..."

(play.google.com)

 

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US ELECTION

Clinton and Trump Offer Different Foreign Policy Proposals - Text + Audio + Pictures - 15 October 2016
"The two major party presidential candidates offer very different views on how to remake American foreign policy. Clinton says that the United States
cannot abandon its allies. Trump said that allies must pay more for joint-defense arrangements. The presidential race draws interest worldwide."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

WikiLeaks Releases Democratic Campaign Hacked Emails - Text + Audio - 14 October 2016
"WikiLeaks has released thousands of hacked emails belonging to the Democratic Presidential Campaign Chairman John Podesta.
Thousands more are expected to follow. Many could embarrass and interfere with Hillary Clinton's effort to become president."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Why is the U.S. General Election Held on a Tuesday in November? - Text + Audio + Video - 14 October 2016
"Ever wonder why the United States votes on a Tuesday in November? It wasn’t always that way."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

How does the US presidential election work and which swing states will determine whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will win? - 16 October 2016
(telegraph.co.uk)

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ARCHES NATIONAL PARK

The Strange and Beautiful World of Arches National Park - Text + Audio + Pictures
"This week, we visit a park filled with strange and beautiful colored rock formations. These formations have been created over millions of years.
They curve and narrow and balance on top of one another.  Many seem to ignore the rules of gravity. Welcome to Arches National Park!"
(learningenglish.voanews.com)


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2016 WORLD FOOD PRIZE

Sweet potato scientists win World Food Prize (October 14, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Four scientists have won the 2016 World Food Prize for developing a way to grow sweet potatoes that have extra amounts of Vitamin A."
Try the same news story at these easier levels: Level 0Level 1  or  Level 2
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords,
hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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MEN / WOMEN

Nigeria president says wife belongs in the kitchen (October 16, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is in hot water over sexist remarks he made about his wife belonging in his kitchen."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Level 4  or  Level 5
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords,
hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

City of Women - 11 October 2016
"“It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” is a song James Brown recorded in a New York City stu­dio in 1966,
and, whether you like it or not, you can make the case that he’s right...
The biggest statue in the city is a woman, who welcomes everyone and is no one: the Statue of Liberty...
there are only five statues of named women in New York City: Joan of Arc, Golda Meir, Gertrude Stein, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Har­riet Tubman..."

(newyorker.com)
Thanks to Fabienne A.

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Séjours linguistiques et culturels

PG TRIPS
"Depuis sa création en 1981, PG Trips Association organise des séjours linguistiques et culturels
à destination de l’Angleterre, l’Ecosse, l’Irlande et l’Espagne pour des groupes scolaires."

(pgtrips.com)
Site recommandé par un grand nombre de professeurs :
"SU-PERS! Accesssibles, arrangeants... Le Must!"

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LESSON

Batman Begins: Wh Questions - a lesson with a video segment
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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FACEBOOK

The Dangers of Facebook Oversharing - Article + Video
Can too much sharing get you in trouble?
"How much is too much information when it comes to sharing on Facebook? When does sharing become oversharing, and when does it become a personal safety risk? Some people out there actually like oversharing, and some don't. Let's take a look at both the lovers and the haters of oversharing..."

(netsecurity.about.com)

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MIGRANTS / REFUGEES

Refugees' hope and despair in Calais camp – video - 17 October 2016
"Protests have have been taking place at the refugee camp in Calais, as tensions rise ahead of the French authorities’ planned demolition of the camp.
But, as John Domokos reports, there is hope for one set of people - the unaccompanied minors at the camp. British authorities have begun
the process of identifying those who are eligible for settling in the UK.
We have changed the name of the child refugee interviewed in this film."

(theguardian.com)

 

 

The desperate children of the Calais Jungle - Article + Video - 17 October 2016
"Another day in the "Jungle", another tear-gassing for the children of Calais."

(BBC)

'Jungle' children try to reach the UK - VIDEO - 16 October 2016
"Campaigners call on the UK government to speed up its programme to resettle hundreds of unaccompanied children stranded in the Calais "Jungle"."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: A Syrian's struggle to become German - 16 October 2016
"More than a year after arriving in Germany, Sami Farah, a 23-year-old music therapist from war-torn Syria,
is finally putting down roots in his new home - Berlin.
Sami was among nearly 900,000 non-EU migrants who reached Germany last year - an unprecedented influx.
Helped by activist group Jobs4refugees, he has now found a job as a hotel dish-washer. This is his story."

(BBC)

Violent clashes between migrants and police at Calais - VIDEO - 16 October 2016
(telegraph.co.uk)

The wrong side of the fence: a Malian refugee on trying to reach Europe - 14 October 2016
"Abou Bakar Sidibé – whose 18-month wait to get to Spain has been made into a film – recalls trauma, hardship and camaraderie."

(theguardian.com)

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IS

Syria conflict: Rebels 'capture' IS stronghold of Dabiq - 16 October 2016
"Turkish-backed rebels have captured the symbolically important Syrian town of Dabiq from the Islamic State group, rebel commanders and monitors say."
+ Why is Dabiq so important for IS?

(BBC)

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PANAMA PAPERS

Offshore secrets of Brexit backer Arron Banks revealed in Panama Papers - 16 October 2016
"Financier who spent £7.5m funding Nigel Farage’s Leave.EU campaign linked to tax haven companies in British Virgin Islands and Gibraltar."

(theguardian.com)

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BRITAIN

Fascinating facts about Britain's churches and cathedrals - with 16 PHOTOS
(telegraph.co.uk)

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CANADA

Canada not immune to right-wing extremism - Article + Pictures - 17 October 2016
"In the middle of the night in early October, Ku Klux Klan flyers stuffed into Ziploc bags landed
on the doorsteps of a few dozen homes in two British Columbia towns."

(BBC)

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CARAVAGGIO

Why Caravaggio was as shocking as his paintings - 11 October 2016
"Caravaggio’s revolutionary style influenced everyone from modern photographers to Scorsese
– but his life was just as provocative as his paintings, writes Alastair Sooke."

(BBC)

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14/10/2016


HALLOWEEN

Une séance portant sur Halloween avec 5 groupes de niveaux (besoins) différents et une fiche récap.
Créée par Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)


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US ELECTION

Trump's Numbers Falling After Video Fallout - Text + Audio - 12 October 2016
"Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump says that he is probably better off without the support of some members of his party. The Republicans’ withdrawal followed the release of a video from 2005. In it, Trump said that he kisses and touches women sexually without their permission.
"
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Nine Ways to Teach Election 2016 in the E.L.L. Classroom by Larry Ferlazzo - 12 October 2016
(nytimes.com)  

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MUSIC

Texas Teenager Rocks the Blues On New Album - Text + Audio + Video - 12 October 2016
"Ally Venable is a 17-year-old blues musician from East Texas. But local music lovers says she sings and plays guitar
like she's been doing it for many years.The teenager writes her own songs, as well."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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GOOGLE

Google Announces New Products - Text + Audio + Video - 12 October 2016
"Google has expanded its focus from services, such as Maps, Gmail and Chrome, to devices that include them.
The company recently introduced its Pixel smartphone, smart speaker, Wi-Fi router, video streaming device and virtual reality viewer."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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PUMPKINS

Pumpkins Are Huge As Halloween Approaches - Text + Audio + Pictures - 12 October 2016
"October means it is pumpkin season in the U.S. The fall brings cooler weather, less daylight and the pumpkin harvest.
Some farmers are bringing large pumpkins to be weighed, while creative people are showing off their best pumpkin carvings."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


One Twitter user from Britain recently posted a photo of a pumpkin
designed to look like U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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NOBEL PRIZE in LITERATURE

Singer Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Literature Prize - Text + Audio + Videos - 13 October 2016
"American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday. Many people were surprised and pleased he received the honor."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature - Article + Video - 13 October 2016
"The singer and songwriter Bob Dylan, one of the world’s most influential musicians, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday
for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”, in the words of the Swedish Academy."

(nytimes.com)

 

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GALAXY NOTE

Samsung says not to use dangerous Galaxy Note (October 12, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Samsung has warned owners of the Galaxy Note 7 to turn off their phone after more reports of the device catching fire."
Try the same news story at these easier levels:   Level 4  or  Level 5
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening
- There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more.
Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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JOBS

Will jobs exist in 2050? - 13 October 2016
"Sophisticated machines are fast outpacing jobs. What does this mean for the future of work? And if there are no jobs, what we will do with our time?"

(theguardian.com)

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AIR POLLUTION

WHO Warns 9 in 10 Live in High Air Pollution Areas - Text + Audio + Video - 13 October 2016
"Experts say much of that pollution comes from vehicles fueled by diesel. Many cities in Europe have called for ending the production of diesel cars.
They hope to replace them with electric vehicles as battery life for those vehicles improves."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LESSON PLAN

My earliest childhood memory… - a lesson plan
"This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film by 19-year old filmmaker Bethany titled My Earliest Childhood Memory, and, the theme of childhood memories. Students describe their earliest childhood memory and listen to other students describe theirs, watch a short film and reconstruct the narration, and talk about other childhood memories."

Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) – Intermediate (B1)
Time: 60 minutes

(film-english.com)

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12/10/2016


ROBOTS

Ad of the Day: B.E.N. (Bionically Engineered Nursing)
+ Commentary + Script + Questions + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

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SONGS

The best songs for skiing and snowboarding - with VIDEOS
(telegraph.co.uk)

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ANIMALS

TripAdvisor bans ticket sales to attractions that allow contact with wild animals - 12 October 2016
"Animal welfare groups laud step by travel giant but concerns remain that it is not going far enough to counter
cruel practices and exploitation by tourism businesses."

(theguardian.com)

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MIGRANTS

Why are 10,000 migrant children missing in Europe? - 12 October 2016
"Europol, the EU's police intelligence unit, estimates that around 10,000 unaccompanied children have gone missing in Europe over the past two years.
The BBC World Service Inquiry programme asks why so many have disappeared."

(BBC)

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US ELECTION

The dark depths of hatred for Hillary Clinton - Article + Photos + Video - 12 October 2016
"Few US presidential candidates have been disliked as much as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
But attacks on Clinton in particular have sometimes crossed a line, displaying open hatred. Why?"

(BBC)

The mud-slingers: the most shocking presidential attack ads ever aired - with VIDEOS - 12 October 2016
"With big lies, bad trips, nuclear bombs and now Trump’s Dangerous, political smear campaigns are some of the most devastating minutes of TV ever."

(theguardian.com)

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GALAXY NOTE 7

Samsung Halts Production of Problematic Galaxy Note 7 - Text + Audio - 11 October 2016
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SPACE

Scientists propose space nation named ‘Asgardia’ and cosmic shield to protect Earth from asteroids - 12 October 2016
(telegraph.co.uk)


An artist's impression of the cosmic shield which will protect Earth from asteroids

 

Five Space Exploration Technologies That Will Blow You Away
NIRCam / Hypersonic Travel / Visiting Asteroids / Space Habitats / Interplanetary Transport System
(moneyinc.com)


Space habitat

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SHOPPING

Rants and Raves - Returning goods to a shop - a lesson - level A2-B1
"This activity provides short listening practice based around a conversation between a customer and sales person.
The conversation is to return a pair of boots.
In this lesson, students will listen to a dialogue where a person is trying to return some boots to a shop.
They will make their own dialogues and then put the conversation in order.
There are also suggestions for developing the theme of shopping to practise specific areas of grammar."

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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