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07/09/2015


ANIMALS

Stranded on Liberia's lab chimp islands - 7 September 2015
"A group of 66 tame chimpanzees used for US medical testing faces being abandoned on six Liberian islands amid a potential funding crisis.
The animals are those left from 108 chimps used for biomedical research carried out by a New York-based charity, Blood Center."

(BBC)

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INTERACTIVE EXERCISES

Voici les derniers exercices de Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen) créés avec Learningapps :
 

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MIGRANTS

Hollande: France to take 24,000 refugees - VIDEO - 7 September 2015
"France will take in 24,000 refugees in response to the influx of migrants coming to the European Union, President Francois Hollande has said.
Mr Hollande also told reporters at a press conference in Paris that he is seeking support for an EU-wide plan which would oblige each member state to take its fair share of migrants."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Thousands camp on Greek island of Lesbos - VIDEO - 7 September 2015
"Thousands of migrants and refugees have gathered in tents on Lesbos, Greece,
in the hope of travelling on to Athens and northern and western Europe.
There is no sanitation and healthcare, and one aid agency is warning that the situation spells ''a humanitarian disaster''.
onny Dymond reports from Mytilini in Lesbos."

(BBC)

Migration crisis: Volunteers 'buy food for the migrants' - VIDEO - 7 September 2015
"A volunteer at a refugee camp at Traiskirchen near Vienna shows how food is given out to migrants.
"We're giving out food for free, because we want to help the people and the reaction is great".
Speaking about the volunteers "Everyone spends about 10 euro, 20 euro, then we have about 200-300 euros and then we go to buy vegetables and fruit and stuff like this and then we give it to the people".

(BBC)

Migration crisis: 'They're coming to Austria with no warm clothing' - VIDEO - 7 September 2015
"Many refugees come to Austria with no warm clothing, says volunteer worker Momo.
He has been working at the Hungarian border, where clothing donations are being sorted.
"100% of the donations are from the Austrian people", he said."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Waiting in the cold in Hungary - VIDEO - 7 September 2015
"There are still many migrants and refugees trying to make the journey across Europe.
James Reynolds has been to one camp in Hungary to meet some of the people there before they continue their journey."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Influx will change Germany, says Merkel - Article + Video - 7 September 2015
"Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the "breathtaking" flow of migrants into Germany will "occupy and change" the country in the coming years."
+ Peston: Why Germany needs migrants more than UK

(BBC)

Child asylum seekers look to UK for a better life - Article + Video - 7 September 2015
"Why would a child leave home to take the risky journey on their own from Africa, or Afghanistan, across Europe to Britain?
Radio 4's Andrew Bomford was given rare access to a children's home for unaccompanied child asylum seekers."

(BBC)

The shameful US response to the Syrian refugee crisis, by the numbers
"There are over 4 million refugees from the Syrian civil war so far."

(YouTube)

 

 

Are They Migrants or Refugees? - Text + Audio
"For months, people have been risking their lives to reach Europe. They come from war-torn areas in the Middle East and Africa.
Are they refugees or migrants? The European Union and the UNHCR will now have to response to the crisis."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Migrant crisis: Activist convoy drives to Hungary - Article + Photos + Videos - 6 September 2015
"A convoy of cars driven by German and Austrian activists has crossed into Hungary to pick up migrants and help them reach western Europe."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: In pictures - 5 September 2015
"Hundreds of migrants have been arriving in Germany and Austria as the migrant crisis continues across Europe."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Austrians distribute food to migrants - VIDEO - 5 September 2015
(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Applause as hundreds arrive in Munich - VIDEO - 5 September 2015
"Hundreds of migrants, mostly from Syria, have arrived at Munich train station to applause after boarding trains in Austria.
They are the first of thousands, who were stranded in Hungary before being allowed to leave on buses for Austria.
There were cheers from a large group of Germans who had gathered to welcome them, with many handing out sweets and water.
The BBC's Jenny Hill watched as they arrived in Munich."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Councils offering sanctuary, Cooper says - 5 September 2015
"More than 40 local councils in the UK say they are ready to offer sanctuary to refugees fleeing war-ravaged Syria,
Labour's Yvette Cooper has said."

(BBC)

Migrants arrive in Austria after Hungary provides buses - Article + Photos + Videos - 5 September 2015
"Thousands of migrants have crossed into Austria, after Hungary's surprise move to take them by bus to the border."

(BBC)

The dark heart of Libya's people smuggling trade - VIDEO - 5 September 2015
"One of the key departure points for many migrants heading to Europe is Libya,
with the lack of a stable government making it an ideal base for people traffickers and smugglers.
Thousands of desperate people have paid large sums of money to be sent across the Mediterranean in unsafe boats.
Quentin Somerville reports from Zuwarah."

(BBC)

Inside Zuwara, the heart of Libya's people-smuggling trade - Article + Photos + Video - 4 September 2015
[Warning: This story contains a graphic image.]
(BBC)

10 moving photos of Europe's migrant crisis - 4 September 2015
"The photographs of a three-year-old Syrian boy found dead on a beach in Turkey are
among the most powerful to have emerged from Europe's migrant crisis.
But many other moving pictures have been taken over the years, illustrating the dangers of the migrants' journey
or the treatment they have received on arrival in Europe."

(BBC)

Five reflections on Europe's migrant crisis - 4 September 2015
"Here are a few of the wider issues I think it's worth reflecting on..."

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SONG

The Bootleggers feat. Mark Lanegan - Fire And Brimstone ('Lawless' Soundtrack)
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"I had a dream last night while I was laying in my bed
And the whole world was standing still and the moon was turning red.
I saw a sign in the sky, I have come to set you free
There’s a light shining bright, shining down, down on me."

(stlyrics.com)

 

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QUEEN VICTORIA and QUEEN ELIZABETH

From tartan to tippling: the A to Z of things two queens have in common
"On Wednesday the Queen takes the mantle of Britain’s longest-serving monarch from her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria,
and here we compare their reigns."

(theguardian.com)

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MENTAL DISORDERS

Top 10 Strangest Mental Disorders — TopTenzNet
"Throughout history, mental disorders have been regarded with fear, bias, and ignorance. Though medicine has drastically improved for the mentally ill in the last century, mainstream society still has a relatively uninformed and biased view against individuals with mental disorders.
This is particularly harmful because every year up to ¼ of Americans fit the criteria for being mentally ill."

+ Text version
(YouTube)

10. Type One Bipolar Disorder
9. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
8. Factitious Disorder
7. Schizoaffective Disorder
6. Depersonalization Disorder
5. Trichotillomania
4. Specific Phobia
3. Antisocial Personality Disorder
2. Dissociative Identity Disorder
1. Schizophrenia

 

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ROBOTS

Wire Cutters
"A chance encounter proves fateful for 2 robots mining on a desolate planet."

(vimeo.com)

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DANGEROUS!

This Much Will Kill You
"A lot of things can kill you - but here are some surprising ones!"

(YouTube)

 

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MYTHS and MONSTERS

Myths and Monsters: The Call of Cthulhu
(neatorama.com)

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THE BLACK PANTHERS

Rise and fall of the Black Panthers - VIDEO - 3 September 2015
"Next year the American radical political organisation the Black Panther Party will mark its 50th anniversary.
This week sees the release of a film which chronicles the rise and fall of the Panthers
- a movement which many think still has political relevance given that it was founded at a time
when there was growing concern in the black community over police violence.
US police shooting of unarmed black people remains topical and has been making headlines throughout the year.
Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports."

(BBC)

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DEATH PENALTY

Missouri executes Ann Harrison's killer Roderick Nunley (lethal injection) - 2 September 2015
"Missouri has executed a man who took part in a notorious kidnapping and murder of a Kansas City-area teenage girl
more than a quarter-century ago."

(kmbc.com)

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DRONE

Meet Transwheel, self-balancing parcel-delivery drone - Article + Photos + Video - 24 August 2015
"The use of flying drones, for all their well-documented virtues (amazing aerial photography, for one), is a fraught topic.
News reports carry tales of drones flying too close to commercial airliners, drones spying into bedroom windows and drones carrying
– and firing – handguns. And as legislation managing their civilian use tightens, there seems little doubt
that public contempt for the machines is coming to a head."

(BBC)
Thanks to Armelle Meyer (Ac. Bordeaux)

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ANIMALS

15 Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About Animals
(boredpanda.com)

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THE SELF-MADE MAN

Myth of the Self-Made Man
(herinst.org)
Thanks to Armelle Meyer (Ac. Bordeaux)

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SUPERHEROES

TALK2US: Superheroes! - VIDEO
"Jonathan talks with callers about superheroes and tall tales."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US ELECTIONS - 2016

'Arrogant' Donald Trump Leads Republican Pack - 29 August 2015
"Immigration continues to top the list of subjects being debated in the Republicans’ race for the White House.
Billionaire businessman Donald Trump is gaining attention, and popularity, by making comments about immigration.
New numbers show Mr. Trump pulling far ahead of former front-runner Jeb Bush."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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GUNS

Student Develops Gun Unlocked by Fingerprint - Article + Audio + Video - 4 September 2015
"Kai Kloepfer has a talent for technology. He has been teaching himself engineering skills since he was a child.
He decided to create a gun designed to prevent accidental shootings."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Guns With History
"States United To Prevent Gun Violence opens a "gun store" in NYC as a hidden camera social experiment to debunk safety myths.
Every gun has a history."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Mathilde Chapelle (Ac. Aix-Marseille)

 

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POEM

Are you ready? by Wes Magee - Pages 2 and 3 - with activities
"Read this poem about getting ready to go to school."

(books.google.fr)
Thanks to Sophie Morin (Ac. Orléans-Tours)

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LOOKS

Cameron Russell: Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model.
"Cameron Russell admits she won "a genetic lottery": she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks.
In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Nelly Soor (Ac. Versailles)


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YOUTH

Kevin becomes a teenager - BBC comedy
"Kevin the teenager! Kevin can't wait till his birthday when he will finally become a teenager. Hilarious British comedy from the BBC."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Fadila Mérioua (Ac. Versailles)

 

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McDONALD'S

Fries With What? The 10 Craziest McDonald's in the World - Article + Photos + Video - 3 September 2015
(yahoo.com)
Thanks to Fabienne Gosselin (Ac. Amiens)

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04/09/2015


NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL

In pictures: Notting Hill Carnival - 30 August 2015
"Hundreds of thousands of people will head to west London over the next two days for Notting Hill Carnival."

(BBC)

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BURNING MAN

Burning Man, le rendez-vous le plus excentrique de la planète - Article + Photos - 30 August 2015
(rfi.fr)

Le festival Burning Man en 10 images époustouflantes
(levif.be)

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MIGRANTS

Migrant crisis: Hungary migrants start walk to border - Article + Photos - Videos - 4 September 2015
"Hundreds of migrants stuck at a Budapest railway station for days have set off on foot, saying they intend to walk to Austria."
(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Hungary train stand-off enters second day - Article + Photos - Videos - 4 September 2015
"A tense stand-off between police and migrants on a train in Hungary is continuing into a second day."

(BBC)

David Cameron: UK to accept 'thousands' more Syrian refugees - 4 September 2015
"The UK is to provide resettlement to "thousands" more Syrian refugees in response to the worsening humanitarian crisis,
David Cameron has announced."

(BBC)

27 poignant drawings by artists around the world who mourn the death of Syrian children
 Some images may be disturbing.
(upsocl.com)



In Hungary, Migrants Seeking to Go West Clash with Police - Text + Audio - 4 September 2015
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Egyptian Business Man To Make Independent Island New Home For Syrian Refugees - 3 September 2015
"Egyptian Business Man Naguib Sawiris Has Commented On The Syrian Refugees’ Crisis In The Sea To Reach Europe
That He Can Buy An Island In Greece Or Italy And Call It Independent To Be New Country For Immigrants,
Assuring That What Syrians Are Going Through Is Unaccepted..."

(qasioun.net)

Migrant crisis 'a German problem' - Hungary's Orban - Article + Photos + Videos - 3 September 2015
"Hungary's leader says the migrant crisis facing Europe is a "German problem"
since Germany is where those arriving in the EU "would like to go"."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: 3 September as it happened (in Hungary)
Key Points:

  1. Migrants refuse to leave train at Hungary station
  2. Details emerge about dead child's asylum bid
  3. Hungarian leader: crisis is 'German problem'
  4. Calls for European countries to do more
  5. In-depth coverage of migrant crisis


    Migrant crisis: PM says UK will fulfil moral responsibilities - Article + Photos + Videos - 3 September 2015
    "David Cameron has said "as a father I felt deeply moved" by the image of a Syrian boy dead on a Turkish beach."

    (BBC)

EU migration: Crisis in graphics - 3 September 2015
"Asylum applications in Europe have surged this year - with numbers for Germany and Hungary already exceeding their totals for 2014.
Altogether, 438,000 refugees had applied for asylum by the end of July - compared with 571,000 for the whole of last year."

(BBC)

A note on terminology
the BBC uses the term migrant to refer to all people on the move who have yet to complete the legal process of claiming asylum.
This group includes people fleeing war-torn countries such as Syria, who are likely to be granted refugee status,
as well as people who are seeking jobs and better lives, who governments are likely to rule are economic migrants."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: the volunteers stepping in to help (in Kos) - 3 September 2015
"George Chertofilis was an ordinary physics teacher looking forward to a long summer holiday when the dinghies began to arrive,
one after another, on the Greek island of Kos. Before long, hundreds of migrants were landing on the island every day."

(BBC)

Boat 'carrying 70 migrants' sinks off Malaysia - 3 September 2015
(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Why Syrians do not flee to Gulf states - 2 September 2015
(BBC)

Migrant images put pressure on UK policy - 2 September 2015
(BBC)

David Cameron: Taking more and more refugees not answer - Article + Video - 2 September 2015
(BBC)

Migrant Crisis Brings Budapest to Breaking Point - Text + Audio - 2 September 2015
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

From Turkey to Sweden: Syrian migrant's perilous journey - Article + Photos + Videos - 1 September 2015
(BBC)

Budapest migrant stand-off enters second night - Article + Photos + Videos - 2 September 2015
(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Budapest Keleti station shutdown sparks anger - VIDEO - 1 September 2015
(BBC)

In pictures: An emotional arrival in Europe - 30 August 2015
"More than half of the 264,500 people who have crossed the Mediterranean in the hope of settling in Europe this year have arrived in Greece
- and most of those have landed on the five Greek islands closest to the Turkish coast.
Photographer Fernando Del Berro watched some of them arrive on the northern shore of Lesbos."

(BBC)

The battle over the words used to describe migrants - 28 August 2015
"Images of people scrambling over barbed wire fences in Calais or crossing the Mediterranean in fishing boats have dominated the media
over the last few months. And a debate has even emerged about the very words used to describe people...
The word migrant is defined in Oxford English Dictionary as "one who moves, either temporarily or permanently,
from one place, area, or country of residence to another".
It is used as a neutral term by many media organisations - including the BBC - but there has been criticism of that use...
UN document suggests: "The term 'migrant'… should be understood as covering all cases where the decision to migrate is taken freely by the individual concerned, for reasons of 'personal convenience' and without intervention of an external compelling factor."...
A refugee, according to the 1951 Refugee Convention, "is any person who, owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his/her nationality and is unable, or owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself/herself of the protection of that country"...
Asylum seeker refers to someone who has applied for refugee status and is waiting to hear the result of their claim.
But it is also often used about those trying to get to a particular country to make a claim..."

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SONG

The Standells – Have You Ever Spent The Night In Jail?
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"Have you ever spent the night in jail
Well I have...
Have you ever felt the lumpy beds
Well I have"

(songmeanings.com)

 

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CHICAGO

Why Is Chicago called 'The Windy City?' - VIDEO
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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STORY

'Pigs Is Pigs' by Ellis Parker Butler - Text + Audio + Video
"Mr. Morehouse wants to send two small guinea pigs to another town. They are pets.
The problem is, the man at the shipping office wants to charge him a higher rate, for farm animals.
How can this confusion be cleared up? Find out in this very funny episode of American Stories!"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

'Pigs is Pigs' by Ellis Parker Butler - Video with the text
learningenglish.voanews.com)

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IRISH ACCENTS

The Foreigner's Guide to Irish Accents
"A quick guide to some of the wonderfully weird accents in Ireland."
(YouTube)

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01/09/2015


VIDEOS

Comment apprendre sa leçon d'anglais - VIDEO
"J’ai créé cette vidéo pour inciter les élèves à suivre ces conseils chez eux 
et vous trouverez le QRcode que je leur donnerai à coller dans le cahier."

Créée par Dulce Araujo (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

The vocabulary of theatre - VIDEO
"J’ai préparé cette activité que l’on fera sur tablettes avec mes euros lors de notre projet sur Shakespeare.
J’ai utilisé une vidéo sur youtube « the vocabulary of theatre » de Ghislaine Bourrachot, que je remercie! http://zapt.io/t3ytxwtg
et le QRcode qui va avec (que je donnerai aux élèves)."

Créés par Dulce Araujo (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

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INTRODUCE YOURSELF

How to introduce yourself by Marie Aubé (Ac. Nantes)
Introduce myself - 5ème
Question time
Who are you ? Fiche de présentation personnelle

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'GESTION DE CLASSE'

Gestion de classe
(pinterest.com)

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LESSONS

How To Become a Better Person
"This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Tracy Foster for The School of Life titled How to Become a Better Person.
Students work on abstract nouns, discuss virtues important in the modern world and watch a short film."

Language level: Upper Intermediate (B2) – Advanced (C1)
Time: 60 minutes
Activity: Speaking about virtues, watching a short film, listening and writing

(film-english.com)

 

Into the Woods: Similes - a lesson
"Similes: a comparison between two dissimilar things using 'like' or 'as'."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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FACEBOOK

A billion people on Facebook in one day (30th August, 2015) - a lesson with AUDIO
"Over one billion people used Facebook last Monday. This is the first time the site has had this many visitors in one day."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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US CONSTITUTION

What Does the US Constitution Say? - Text + Audio
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BRITISH POLITICS

British politics - Teaching pack - a worksheet
(google.fr)
Thanks to Chantal Robin (Ac. Rennes)

What is the Queen's Speech? - VIDEO
"Written by the government and delivered by the reigning monarch, the Queen's Speech sets out the legislative agenda for the year ahead
and is the centrepiece of the state opening of Parliament.
"
(BBC)

Teaching resources and lesson plans
(parliament.uk)

Online tours
"Parliament has developed a series of virtual tours for you to explore some of its famous buildings
and learn about the work and history of Parliament."

(parliament.uk)

Thanks to Nelle Baertsoen (Belgique)

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