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09/10/2017


CELEBRATIONS in OCTOBER

09 - Columbus Day
16 - World Food Day
19 - Diwali
21 - Battle of Trafalgar Day
24 - United Nations Day
24 - 30 - Disarmament Week
29 - World Stroke Day
31 - Halloween

 


NEWS BULLETINS - AUDIO

5x5 bulletin for Friday 6th October: Listen to today’s essential news from The Telegraph
"Theresa May says she is providing “calm leadership” despite rumoured plots to oust her from Number 10,
an anti-nuclear campaign group wins the Nobel Peace Prize as Donald Trump indicates he’ll decertify the landmark Iran nuclear deal.
And Coronation Street stars past and present attend Liz Dawn’s funeral in Salford. "

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PERSONALITY

PERSONALITY 3e - Activities - created by Isabelle Beaubreuil (Ac. Limoges)
(learningapps.org)

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COLUMBUS DAY

Columbus Day: Some Love It, Others Not So Much - Text + Audio - 8 October 2017
"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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DRUG ABUSE and BULLYING

Drug Abuse and Bullying: Everything You Need To Know
(addictionresource.com)

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TEENS and SMOKING

Teens and Smoking – A Guide For Parents With Smoking Teens
(quitsmokingcommunity.org)

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REFUGEES

Asylum: up to 400 refugee children stuck in France, lawyers say - 8 October 2017
"Bar Human Rights Committee says applications have not had proper decisions and condemns UK’s limits on Dubs scheme."

(theguardian.com)

Bangladesh to build one of world's largest refugee camps for 800,000 Rohingya - 6 October 2017
"Authorities say they will move Rohingya from 23 camps into new refugee zone near Cox’s Bazar close to Myanmar border."

(theguardian.com)

UN: States Increasingly Using Refugees for Political Purposes - Text + Audio - 6 October 2017
"UNHCR says people fleeing war and persecution are finding it difficult to become legal immigrants or get asylum in other countries."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ANIMALS

UK ivory trade ban to help end 'shame' of elephant poaching - 6 October 2017
"Current UK law allows trade in ‘antiques’ carved before 1947 but government bows to campaigners and will ban sale of ivory regardless of age."

+ Exclusive: footage shows young elephants being captured in Zimbabwe for Chinese zoos - with videos
(theguardian.com)

Ivory trade to be banned in UK 'to protect elephants' - 6 October 2017
+ Prince William plea on ivory trade
+ Animals poached in 'horrifying numbers'
+ Can China's ban save elephants?

(BBC)

The bold tech-fuelled plan to save Africa's big beasts - with pictures - 5 October 2017
"Kenya's rhinos, elephants, and zebras pull in millions of tourism dollars and supply jobs.
Poachers threaten that – but an ambitious programme is combining the influence of local communities and innovative technology to keep them at bay."

(BBC)

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NRA

Las Vegas shooting: NRA urges new rules for gun 'bump-stocks' - 5 October 2017
"The National Rifle Association has called for "additional regulations" on bump-stocks, a rapid fire device used by the Las Vegas massacre gunman."

+ Las Vegas gunman
+ How bump-stocks work
+ Las Vegas urges Trump to act
+ Five reasons US gun control won't happen
+ Video: A history of mass shootings

(BBC)

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STORM NATE

Storm Nate: At least 22 dead in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras - with pictures and maps - 6 October 2017
"Tropical Storm Nate has killed at least 22 people in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras."

+ How to stay safe in a hurricane
+ Do 'Pray for...' messages make disaster relief harder?

(BBC)

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Edward LEAR

From ging-e-jonga to the Quangle Wangle Quee: the animal world of Edward Lear
"Edward Lear’s songs and poetry were inspired by his love of animals, and his ravishing drawings captured their beauty.
Jenny Uglow celebrates a humorist who felt himself not really ‘one of us’."

(theguardian.com)


‘There was an Old Man with a beard...’ from the book Mr Lear:
A Life of Art and Nonsense by Jenny Uglow

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AI

Intel’s New Self-Learning Chip Promises to Accelerate Artificial Intelligence - 25 September 2017
"Intel Introduces First-of-Its-Kind Self-Learning Chip Codenamed Loihi."

+ Video: Neuromorphic Computing: The Future of AI and Computing
(newsroom.intel.com)

 

 

Can robots coexist with humans? - with pictures and a video - 20 September 2017
"With advances in artificial intelligence forging ahead, it’s time to think seriously about how we see robots fitting into our society."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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CORNWALL

My Cornwall: our expert - a resident for 20 years - reveals her favourite places - with pictures - 6 October 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)


Minack Theatre

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NOBEL PRIZE in LITERATURE

06 October 2017 - Kazuo Ishiguro Is Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature
(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

English Writer Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature - Text + Audio - 5 October 2017
"The choice of Ishiguro for the Nobel Prize marked a return to traditional literature following two years of unconventional choices by the Swedish Academy."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Edgar POE

'The Murders in the Rue Morgue,' by Edgar Allen Poe, Part Four - Text + Audio + Video
"When a mystery seems impossible to solve, August Dupin uses his special mental abilities to find the only possible solution.
Read more about his experiences in this classic American short story by Edgar Allen Poe."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

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ADDICTED TO SMARTPHONES

Half of Teenagers in US and Japan ‘Addicted’ to Smartphones - Text + Audio + Pictures - 7 October 2017
"An addiction is when we can’t stop doing something. And about half of teenagers questioned in Japan said they are addicted to a smartphone or mobile device.
Earlier studies found that a similar percentage of American teens reported having a similar dependency on their electronic devices."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Franklin ROOSEVELT

Franklin Roosevelt: Powerful (Part 2) - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video + Listening quiz
"Today we continue with part two of the life and presidency of Franklin Roosevelt."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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05/10/2017


AUDIO

5x5 bulletin for Wednesday 4 October: Listen to today's essential news from the Telegraph - with a video - 4 October 2017
"In the Telegraph's Five by Five briefing for today, Wednesday 4 October,
Prime Minister Theresa May is interrupted by a prankster while making her speech at the Conservative Party Conference.
In the US, President Donald Trump is visiting Las Vegas after a mass shooting on Sunday, while people are paying tribute to those who died.
The EU Parliament has declared Catalonia should not seek independence while the UK has rejected EU Commission proposals for a customs control
at its Northern Ireland border.
And a flight attendant has told The Telegraph that cabin crew at Ryanair are planning to strike against the airline." 

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ANIMALS

Animal Lovers Celebrate World Animal Day - Text + Audio + Pictures + Videos - 4 October 2017
"People around the world who love animals made their voices heard on social media."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CARTOONS

Gun Control - Cartoons
(francetvinfo.fr)



America's gun culture in nine charts - 3 October 2017
"The worst mass shooting in the United States has once again raised questions about gun ownership and whether there should be tougher controls."

(BBC)

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PUERTO RICO

Trump Visits Hurricane Victims, Aid Workers in Puerto Rico - Text + Audio - 3 October 2017
"President Donald Trump visited Puerto Rico Tuesday to meet with victims and officials after a powerful hurricane hit the U.S. territory two weeks ago."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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AVIATION

Explainer: FAA
FAA = Federal Aviation Administration

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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CEMETERIES

12 of the Most Beautiful Cemeteries Around the World
"Falling leaves, stunning statuary, and famous graves—here are a dozen picturesque international spots to rest in peace."

(mentalfloss.com)


SKOGSKYRKOGÅRDEN // STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

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LESSONS

Austria bans full-face veils (October 03, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new law in Austria means there is now a ban on full-face veils."
Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Veils - Level 0Veils - Level 1  or  Veils - 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)

 

'Overweight Britain' - a lesson plan
"is a lesson which focuses on statistics on obesity, and encourages students to practise speaking skills in a role play and discussion activity..."

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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IDIOMS and EXPRESSIONS

70 “Home” Idioms and Expressions
Ex.: A man’s home is his castle
(dailywritingtips.com)

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SPEECH DISCRIMINATION

Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges) vous propose "deux séries d'applications sur les nombres et les émotions, le tout en musique, pour les 6èmes/5èmes.

La première série est disponible ici :
http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/my-applis-meal/applis-6emes/how-are-they-emotions-en-musique.html .
Il s'agit d'une discrimination auditive des émotions entendues dans divers extraits de chansons.

Autre discrimination auditive à partir d'extraits de chansons, portant sur les nombres et les dates :
http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/my-applis-meal/applis-6emes/numbers-in-music.html

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US MASS SHOOTING

Las Vegas: How US mass shootings are getting worse - Video - 4 October 2017
"Deadly rampages are happening more often and claiming more American lives. Here's how the US changed."

(BBC)

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RUBBISH

How will we deal with all of the world’s rubbish? - with a video - 2 October 2017
"Despite our best environmental efforts, the world still overflows with more non-biodegradable trash than ever. We review four clever ideas for dealing with it all."

(BBC)

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03/10/2017


LAS VEGAS SHOOTING

Police robots find explosives, guns, and ammunition at Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock's home - 3 October 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

Las Vegas suspect had more than 40 firearms in hotel and home, police say - 3 October 2017
"Stephen Paddock’s arsenal included explosives and several thousand rounds of ammunition, authorities say as emergency declared in county."

+ ‘People started dropping around us’: Las Vegas shooting told by witnesses - video report
+ Who was Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock? – video
+ Las Vegas shooting: Donald Trump says 'it was an act of pure evil' – video
(theguardian.com)

 

Las Vegas shooting: Police search for gunman's motive - with pictures and videos - 3 October 2017
"Police are working to establish the motive behind a mass shooting which left at least 59 dead and another 527 injured at a Las Vegas concert."

+ Las Vegas shooting - what we know
+ Who was ex-accountant-turned-killer?
+ How Trump turned against gun control
+ Tales of heroism emerge from Las Vegas
+ Video: Eric Paddock says he is in total shock after police named his brother, Stephen, as the shooter
+ Video: A police scanner captures the moment police burst into gunman's room

+ The fake photos shared after tragedies
+ What the witnesses saw
+ In pictures: Vegas shooting

(BBC)

Gunman Kills At Least 59, Injures Hundreds at Las Vegas Concert - Text + Audio + Pictures + Videos- 2 October 2017
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Las Vegas shooting: Gunman Stephen Paddock kills 50 people - with pictures, a map and videos - 2 October 2017
"At least 50 people have been killed and another 406 taken to hospital after a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert.
A gunman, named as 64-year-old local resident Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel
towards an open-air music festival attended by 22,000.
He was found dead after officers stormed the room where a number of guns were found."
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Live updates on Las Vegas mass shooting
+ In pictures: Vegas shooting
+ Las Vegas shooting - what we know

(BBC)

In pictures: Mass shooting in Las Vegas
"More than 50 people have been killed and at least 200 injured in a mass shooting at a concert."

(BBC)

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TRUMP / GUN CONTROL

How Trump turned against gun control - 2 October 2017
"When attempting to interpret Donald Trump's statements on firearm regulation, and how they could shape a presidential policy response to the Las Vegas mass shooting, the key is to note when he said them."
+ Video: Barack Obama’s mass shooting speeches

(BBC)

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APPS FOR iOS

Top 11 Writing Apps for iOS (iPhone and iPad)
(dailywritingtips.com)

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Edgar POE

'The Murders in the Rue Morgue,' by Edgar Allen Poe, Part Three - Text + Audio + Videos
"Many crime stories today involve characters with special abilities they use to help the police.
But many people consider August Dupin to be the very first example in writing of a person who uses special mental abilities to solve crimes.
Read about him in this classic American short story."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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REFUGEES

Refugee from Ethiopia Becomes Rich in the US - Text + Audio - 1 October 2017
"Tashitaa Tufaa worked as a dishwasher when he came to America in 1992. Now he owns a transportation company and is a millionaire."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

School in Egypt Struggles to Help African Refugee Children - Text + Audio - 1 October 2017
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Syrian Children in Lebanon Work to Feed Their Families - Text + Audio + Video - 30 September 2017
"Child labor was already a problem in the country; the arrival of Syrian refugees has made it worse."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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Franklin D. ROOSEVELT

Franklin D. Roosevelt: Powerful - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video + Listening Quiz
"Today we are talking about Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He was related to an earlier president with same last name, Theodore Roosevelt.
Many Americans call Franklin Roosevelt by the first letter of each word in his full name: FDR."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

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HURRICANE MARIA

Hurricane Maria Hit Puerto Rico’s Giant Telescope - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 1 October 2017
"Hurricane Maria caused deaths and billions of dollars of damage to Puerto Rico.
The storm also threatens the island’s big radio telescope, a historic science instrument."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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GRAMMAR

The Simpsons - The Springfield Files: Simple Past x Past Continuous - a lesson with a movie segment
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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