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14/09/2015


SELF-DRIVING CARS

Self-driving cars: from 2020 you will become a permanent backseat driver
"Driverless cars will revolutionise motoring, claim the manufacturers. But is the greatest danger that they will be too safe?"

(theguardian.com)

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DRONES

Drone wars: Today’s weapon of choice? - 14 September 2015
"Drone strikes are often controversial. They seem to allow the attacking nation to remain literally and metaphorically above the fray.
Their own service personnel are not at risk.
And drones also seem to blur the boundaries between warfare on the one hand and counter-terrorism and law enforcement on the other."

(BBC)

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ANIMALS

Do animals have language? - Michele Bishop
"All animals communicate. But do they have language? Michele Bishop details the four specific qualities we associate with language and investigates whether or not certain animals utilize some or all of those qualities to communicate."

View full lesson.
(YouTube)

 

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ROBOTS

Could a robot do your job? - VIDEO - 14 September 2015
"About 35% of today's jobs are at high risk of being automated in the next two decades, according to new research.
It suggests people doing low-skilled, low-paid jobs, and those earning less than £30,000 are most likely to be replaced by a machine.
Find out how your job might be affected.
Rory Cellan-Jones has more details."

(BBC)

Intelligent Machines - a BBC News series looking at AI and robotics
(BBC)

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IDIOMS

English in a Minute: Pain in the Neck - VIDEO
"A lot of idioms have to do with parts of the body. But is this expression have anything to do with your neck?
Find out in this week's English in a Minute!"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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RESCUE

A Dog's Sniffer Could Be Your Best Friend in Disaster - Text + Audio + Video - 12 September 2015
"When devastating earthquakes hit Haiti, Japan and Nepal, rescue dogs were among the first to arrive.
American search-and-rescue teams and their specially trained dogs also helped during U.S. hurricanes Katrina and Sandy."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THE USA

Unraveling the Mysteries of the U.S. Seal
"Look at the back of a $1 bill and you'll see the two sides of the Great Seal of the United States.
In one circle, an unfinished pyramid, topped with an eye in a floating triangle. in the other, a bald eagle clutching an olive branch in one talon and 13 arrows in the other. What does it all mean? Melissa Block talks with Priscilla Linn, senior curator of the State Department's U.S. Diplomacy Center."

(npr.org)
Thanks to Sophie Bonfils (Ac. Lyon)


Symbols of the United States

"A short video to teach students about the history of our country's symbols and what they mean to Americans.
Includes the American Flag, the Liberty Bell, the Statue of Liberty, and the Bald Eagle."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Evelyne Vittoz (Ac. Amiens)



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LESSON

Her Shoes - a lesson
"This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by The Mercadantes titled Her Shoes and the theme of clothes.
Students practise vocabulary related to shoes and clothes, and clothes collocations, watch a short film and talk about clothes and fashion."

Time: 60 minutes
(film-english.com)

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LANGUAGES

The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli
"It’s obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier — like traveling or watching movies without subtitles.
But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain?
Mia Nacamulli details the three types of bilingual brains and shows how knowing more than one language
keeps your brain healthy, complex and actively engaged."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Muriel O'Mahony (Ac. Montpellier)

 

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WHALES

Whale Deaths On the Rise in Alaska - Text + Audio + Video - 13 September 2015
"Scientists blame warmer water for the deaths. They say the rising temperatures are as a result of changing weather and wind conditions, which are not linked to climate change. Scientists say carbon dioxide emissions and other pollution are making the Arctic warm faster than anyplace on the planet."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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STRESS

Dealing with Back-to-School Stress: Part 1 - Text + Audio - 13 September 2015
"Leaving behind the carefree days of summer and starting school with routines, homework and expenses can be stressful for everyone
- children, parents and teachers. But you can do some things to help reduce stress. This is important especially for stressed-out teenagers."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CONTAINERS

Living in a Shipping Container - Text + Audio + Video - 13 September 2015
"In some parts of the United States, housing is so costly that people are now living in shipping containers.
But they often must keep their communities secret from local governments.
The large metal boxes were once used to ship products across the country or overseas."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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PRONUNCIATION

How to Pronounce UK Place Names - Anglophenia Ep 23
(YouTube)
Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

 

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SELF-INTRODUCTION

43 phrases (A2/B1) à travailler en activité d'association pour préparer une self-introduction.
(soundguideweb.com)

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REFUGEES / MIGRANTS

Ending Syria war key to migrant crisis, says US general - Article + Photos + Video - 14 September 2015
(BBC)

Migrant crisis forces European countries to enforce desperate measures - Article + Photos + Video - 14 September 2015
"As Hungary continues to have record breaking number of migrants enter its border,
Germany suspends the cross-border train services from Austria."

(telegraph.co.uk)

Migrant crisis: UN warns of 'legal limbo' in Europe - Article + Videos - 14 September 2015
"Thousands of refugees could be left in "legal limbo" as European countries adopt different border rules
to deal with the record influx of migrants, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned."

(BBC)

Refugees face three potential changes to Balkan route to EU - 14 September 2015
"New border policies are being implemented in Germany and Hungary, and protesters plan gathering on Turkey-Greece border."

(theguardian.com)

Refugees in Europe – then and now - with PHOTOS - 14 September 2015
"As tens of thousands of refugees and migrants continue to make their perilous way across Europe,
their pictures recall those of earlier, equally arduous journeys.
From the shattered remains of Dunkirk in 1940 to the smoking ruins of Damascus in 2015, the women and children fleeing the barbarity of German troops in Russia or Islamic State fighters in Iraq, images of humanity’s flight from oppression, poverty and persecution today find a powerful echo in those of past exoduses. For these people nothing much seems to have changed."

(theguardian.com)

Refugee boat sinking: dozens including children drown off Greek island - 13 September 2015
"Capsizing of overcrowded boat in high winds off the Aegean island of Farmakonisi comes
as Athens calls for more help to deal with growing crisis."

(theguardian.com)

The Longer View: Migrant crises - with videos
"The current migrant crisis in Europe has made headlines around the world as millions seek refuge in countries across the continent.
The scale of the crisis in 2015 has not been seen since the end of World War Two, but tackling mass migration has proved to be
an almost constant concern. From Biafra to the Balkans, solutions are rarely straightforward."

(BBC)

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RWC

Voici une worksheet pour faire travailler la prononciation des noms de pays, villes et stades liés à la RWC.
Créée par Armelle Nadaud (Ac. Lyon)

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VIDEO

Countries and nationalities
Une vidéo pour des 6èmes afin que les élèves travaillent le vocabulaire et la prononciation à la maison avant le cours.
Créée par Dulce Araujo (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

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13/09/2015


REFUGEES / MIGRANTS

Migration to Europe - why now? BBC News
" Thousands of Syrian refugees have travelled to Europe, fleeing war in their country and seeking somewhere safe to live.
The civil war has been raging in Syria for a long time, but the numbers of refugees heading to Europe has increased substantially in recent months.
What are the push and pull factors that have led to this surge in people moving?"

(YouTube)

 

 

Issues Collide Over Europe’s Migrant Crisis - Text + Audio - 13 September 2015
"Hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees from conflict areas have entered Europe.
The head of the European Commission is calling for European countries to be required to take in refugees.
The U.S. recently announced it would take 10,000 Syrian refugees starting next month."

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Migrant crisis: Germany 'to start border controls' - 13 September 2015
"Germany is to reintroduce some form of controls on its border with Austria to cope with the influx of migrants,
German and Austrian media report."

+ What are the current border rules?
(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Caring for unaccompanied refugee children - VIDEO - 13 September 2015
"Thousands of unaccompanied minors have entered Greece as refugees."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Why is it erupting now? - 13 September 2015
"They flee a country at war where the West resists any major military or political engagement."

(BBC)


Poem: 'Refugees' by Zephaniah
- The text
- A worksheet created by Isabelle Rossi-David (Ac. Nantes)

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RWC

Harry sends Rugby World Cup trophy on tour (Added on June 10th, 2015)
"Prince Harry sends the Webb Ellis Cup on tour helped by Rugby World Cup winners Jonny Wilkinson and Will Greenwood."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Fabienne Arnoux (Ac. Nice)

 

 

Rugby - Worksheets (pdf) created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
- Rugby - Vocabulary
- Rugby - Present be -ing
- Rugby World Cup 2015 and numbers
- Rugby World Cup 2015 - Countries and nationalities

- Rugby World Cup and the superlatives
- Rugby World Cup Jerseys
- Rugby World Cup - Nicknames and poetry

 

O2 Wear The Rose - Make Them Giants England Rugby Animation
(YouTube)
+ Worksheets created by Nathalie Baudouin (Ac. Versailles):
Worksheet - Make them giants (docx)
Worksheet - Make them giants (pdf)
Correction - Make them giants (pptx)


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SOCCER

Top soccer video game has women's teams (September 11, 2015) - a lesson with AUDIO
"One of the world's best-selling video games has increased its list of options to attract more women players."

('breakingnewsenglish.com)

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CLASSROOM VOCABULARY

Classroom vocabulary: association - Quiz (interactive)
"2 activités interactives pour le vocabulaire des affaires scolaires."
(soundguideweb.com)

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9/11

US Marks 14th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks - Text + Audio
"U.S. officials and other Americans observed events remembering September 11, 2001.
Nearly 3,000 people were killed when terrorist al-Qaida supporters used four passenger airplanes
to attack U.S. targets in New York and Washington D.C."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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GAMES

Voici trois jeux faciles pour revoir les verbes et expressions de goûts autour du vocabulaire des "Seaside activities" (début 4ème)
Créés par Alice Johns

 

Wordsearch
Crosswords
Scrambled Letters
Created by Karine Gavoille

Fruits - Wordsearch (pdf)
Vegetables - Wordsearch
(pdf)
Created by Céline Herfort (Ac. Montpellier)


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RACISM

Video: This Looks Like An Important Animation Series On Racism
"The Atlantic has begun to publish a thirteen-part series of videos on race.
These first two have been animations, and I assume the rest will be the same."

(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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11/09/2015


RWC

Rugby World Cup - Resources
"we've put together over 300 pdf files containing Rugby World Cup 2015 printable resources,
general rugby printable resources, and flag printables for the 20 countries taking part."

(activityvillage.co.uk)
Thanks to Barbara Saguet (Ac. Reims)

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THE QUEEN

The other records Queen Elizabeth II has broken
(BBC)
+ A worksheet: The longest reign: reading a webpage (.docx)
Worksheet created by Fadila Mérioua (Ac. Versailles)

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MIGRANTS

Benedict Cumberbatch joins Syria charity single drive - 11 September 2015
"Benedict Cumberbatch is supporting a drive to raise money for Syrian refugees, by lending his support to the release of a charity single.
"
(BBC)

Migrant crisis: People treated 'like animals' in Hungary camp - Article + Photos + Video - 11 September 2015
"Footage has emerged of migrants being thrown bags of food at a Hungarian camp near the border with Serbia."

(BBC)

Video shows inside Hungary migrant holding camp - VIDEO - 11 September 2015
"Video has emerged from the Roszke camp near the Hungary-Serbia border that appears to show hundreds of migrants being fed by guards.
Video footage showed chaotic scenes inside the overcrowded camp and migrants are seen
pushing and shoving as they try to catch food packs being tossed into the crowd by police.
The footage was shot secretly by Michaela Spritzendorfer who was there to bring aid
and journalist and activist Klaus Kufner who helped her get access to the camp."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Hungary prepares to secure border with Serbia - VIDEO - 11 September 2015
"The Hungarian government is preparing to strengthen security on its border with Serbia.
There are fears it could become a bottleneck for those trying to enter the European Union.
Anna Holligan reports from Hungary's border fence."

(BBC)

'An exhausted quiet' on Greek migrant ferry - VIDEO - 10 September 2015
"In the past few days more than 20,000 refugees, mainly from Syria, have arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos.
To ease conditions there, the government in Athens has chartered ferries to bring them to the mainland.
The BBC's Fergal Keane took the journey from Lesbos to Piraeus with the refugees."

(BBC)

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BURNING MAN

FBI used Burning Man to field-test new surveillance equipment - 8 September 2015
"The FBI's 2012 file on its Burning Man surveillance, obtained via Freedom of Information Act requests, reveals that America's domestic spy agency for at least five years, and has been using the event as an opportunity to try out its latest toys,
with help from Pershing County sheriff's deputies...
some burners were actually undercover police..."

(boingboing.net)

"A cultural and artisan event" FBI files on Burning Man
"The greatest known threat in this event is crowd control issues and the use of illegal drugs by participants."

(muckrock.com)

50 surreal desert images of Burning Man 2015
(mashable.com)

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STORY

'A Pair of Silk Stockings' by Kate Chopin - Text + Audio + Video
"What would you do with a little unexpected amount of money?
Would you save it, spend it on necessities, or spend it on luxuries for yourself? That is the question that Mrs. Sommers faced one day.
Read this classic American Story to find out how she spends what would be over $400 today."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

'A Pair of Silk Stockings' by Kate Chopin - Video with the text
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TECHNOLOGY

New iPhones, Watches, TVs, Big iPads Offer Better Selfies - Text + Audio - 11 September 2015
"Apple held a two-hour Special Event on Wednesday, announcing new products and new models of existing products.
Among the new hardware are a large iPad and a gaming controller for the Apple TV.
You will also be able to ask the TV to rewind and add closed captions."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ICE CREAMS

Infographic: Around The World In 80 Ice Cream Flavors

(designtaxi.com)
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

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10/09/2015


RUGBY

O2 Wear The Rose - Make Them Giants - England Rugby Animation
"It’s a fact that in top level sport, the power of support can be the difference between victory and defeat. This year, you can be that difference.
Your support can make the England team bigger and stronger than ever before."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Muriel O'Mahony (Ac. Montpellier)

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BRITISH MONARCHS

Time morph: All the British monarchs from 1603 to QEII
"See the faces of every British king and queen since 1603 morph into each other, as Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest-reigning monarch.
Read more here: http://ab.co/1FyL3aB"

(YouTube)
Thanks to Muriel O'Mahony (Ac. Montpellier)

 

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FILM

Trumbo "is an upcoming American biographical drama film directed by Jay Roach and written by John McNamara...
The film follows the life of Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and is based on the biography Dalton Trumbo by Bruce Alexander Cook.[1]"

PLOT: "The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. Trumbo tells the story of his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom, which entangled everyone in Hollywood from Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) and John Wayne to Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger."
(Wikipedia)

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Thanks to Fabienne Arnoux (Ac. Nice)


SUMMER REVIEW

Summer 2015 in review (ppt)
Summer 2015 in review (.doc)

Created by Laure Savourat (Ac. Créteil)
"réalisés pour des 3e, mais adaptables à d’autres niveaux"

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LANGUAGES

Languages - Infographics
(macsoler.wordpress.com)
Thanks to Mathilde Chapelle (Ac. Aix-Marseille)

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SCHOOL

Why Uniforms?
"For schools with a tradition of uniforms the answer is already clear. For schools thinking of making the switch to uniforms the answer is:..."

+ High School Samples + Grade School Samples + Gym Wear Samples + Clothing Styles + Fabric Swatches (with pictures)
(flynnohara.com)
Thanks to Sylvie Wary (Ac. Reims)


The Inbetweeners Day 1

- Video (.avi)
- The Inbetweeners Day 1 Part 1 (pdf)
- The Inbetweeners Day 1 Part 2 (pdf)
- Exercice - identité - Will (pdf)
- Exercice - Réponds aux questions de Will (pdf)

Created by Delphine Jollit (Ac. Rouen)

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THE QUEEN

All the queen's presidents: From Truman to Obama - interactive
"Since Elizabeth II came to the throne in 1952, 10 U.S. presidents have been elected.
The UK's queen has met all of them, with the exception of Lyndon B. Johnson.
She would have met President Johnson during the funeral of President John F. Kennedy but was pregnant with her third son, Edward,
at the time and could not make the trip. Before her coronation she met serving president Harry Truman and during her reign also met former president Herbert Hoover."

(edition.cnn.com)

The longest-reigning UK monarch - AUDIOS
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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REFUGEES / MIGRANTS

Migrant crisis: Hungarian army stages border protection exercise - Article + Photos + Videos - 10 September 2015
"Hungary's army has begun exercises to prepare for a possible future role in guarding the southern border to try to stem the influx of migrants."

(BBC)

The refugees telling other refugees to stop dropping rubbish - Article + Photos + Videos - 9 September 2015
"Pictures of trails of detritus left behind by thousands of asylum seekers travelling across Europe have been widely shared online
- but now some are urging their compatriots to stop leaving rubbish everywhere."

(BBC)

After Alan Kurdi, migrants still risk death in Bodrum - 9 September 2015
"The BBC's Mark Lowen in Turkey's Bodrum peninsula - where the body of three-year-old Alan Kurdi was washed up last week
- meets those desperate enough to risk their lives crossing to Greece."

(BBC)

US Promises to Accept More Refugees - Text + Audio - 9 September 2015
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Calais School Offers Migrants Help in Time of Crisis - Text + Audio + Video - 9 September 2015
"Europe is facing increased criticism about how it has reacted to the flow of migrants. Not all Europeans think that walls or laws are the answer.
In the French city of Calais, one school is opening doors and bringing migrants of different nationalities together."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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9/11

Remembering 9/11
"On September the 11th 2001, the USA was attacked by terrorists, leading to the deaths of 2,976 people.
This film is a reminder of exactly what happened on that terrible day."

(truetube.co.uk)
+ Worksheet: Assembly - Remembering 9/11 (.doc)
Created by Véronique Schied (Ac. Strasbourg)

 

 

BRAINPOP - September 11th - Animated movie
"In this educational, animated movie learn about what happened on 9/11, what the terrorist network al Qaeda had to do with it & why it’s so important."

(brainpop.co.uk)
+ Brainpop - Worksheet (.docx) created by Véronique Schied (Ac. Strasbourg)
+ Ins and Outs WTC Worksheet (.docx)

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BURNING MAN

Burning Man a Multi Year Journey - PHOTOS
(facebook.com)

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09/09/2015


THE QUEEN

Queen Elizabeth II becomes longest-reigning UK monarch - Article + Photos + Videos - 9 September 2015
(BBC)


Queen Elizabeth II, 63 years in 63 pictures
- 9 September 2015
(BBC)

Queen Elizabeth: Rarely seen pictures from childhood - 9 September 2015
(BBC)

BBC reporters reflect on the Queen and the Commonwealth - VIDEO - 9 September 2015
(BBC)

Queen Elizabeth II Poised to Be Britain’s Longest Serving Ruler - Text + Audio - 9 September 2015
"Queen Elizabeth II is set reach an important milestone this week – becoming Britain’s longest-ruling head of state.
Queen Elizabeth has worked with 12 British prime ministers, from Winston Churchill to David Cameron.
At age 89, she continues to travel and attend official events."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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REFUGEES

Migrant crisis: EU's Juncker announces refugee quota plan - Article + Photos + Videos - 9 September 2015
"Under the proposals, 120,000 additional asylum seekers will be distributed among EU nations, with binding quotas."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Australia ups refugee intake and plans Syria strikes - 9 September 2015
(BBC)

EU Migrant Crisis Spills into Greece, Macedonia - Text + Audio - 9 September 2015
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Germany and Austria welcome refugees (September 08, 2015) - a lesson with AUDIO
"Germany and Austria welcomed thousands of refugees yesterday after their long walk through Hungary."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Delivering Hope for Syria's Children
"Despite no end in sight to the fighting in Syria, Save the Children is delivering hope for Syria's children..."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Catherine Le Calvé (Ac. Nantes)

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RWC

Erica : Rugby World Cup 2015 (B1) - AUDIO
"What is RWC? Where was it held? What about this year?"

(audio-lingua.eu)

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08/09/2015


QUEEN ELIZABETH II

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch: 63 years in photos
"Queen Elizabeth II is poised to become Britain's longest-reigning monarch. On 9 September she will beat the record held
by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years and 216 days."

(ibtimes.co.uk)

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Thanks to Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)

 


GAMES

Alice Johns (Ac. Nice) vous "propose une petite série de jeux pour débuter la 6ème en douceur.
Ces jeux permettent de revoir les salutations et les "moods"."

(englishweb.eklablog.com)

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SCHOOL

6ème Classroom English - VIDEO
By Isabelle Boresy
(YouTube)

Starting secondary school in emojis - Article + Photos + Videos - 3 September 2015
(BBC)

Shonny's first day at secondary school in emojis - VIDEO - 3 September 2015
"Kids across England and Wales have been going back to school this week with many making the nerve-wracking step from primary to secondary."

(BBC)

What to expect when you start high school - Article + Photos + Videos - 2 September 2015
(BBC)

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Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand) and Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)

 


LESSON TOPIC

35 WAYS TO INTRODUCE YOUR LESSON TOPIC
"Are you fed up with using the same old methods to introduce your lesson topic?
Look no further! Here are 35 ways to kick off your lesson. How many have you tried?"

(eltplanning.com)

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IDIOMS

Funny English Idioms And Their Meanings
(boredpanda.com)

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FASHION

H&M Close the Loop – Sustainable fashion through recycled clothes
"Join H&M on a mission to create more sustainable fashion. Recycle your clothes, jeans and fabrics of any sort in any one of our stores
— together we can close the loop. Go to hm.com to find out more."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Marie Rustin (Ac. Dijon)

 

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STREET ART

Powerful Street Art From Fintanmagee
(picturescollections.com)


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INTERNET

Scientists Develop Underwater Wireless Internet For ‘Deep-Sea’ Communication
(ibtimes.com)

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REFUGEES / MIGRANTS

 

Migrant crisis: The Syrians exploited by people-smugglers in Turkey - VIDEO - 8 September 2015
"With no let-up in the number of refugees desperate to leave their countries, criminal gangs are making tens of thousands of dollars
every time a crowded boat tries to make it to Europe.
The BBC's Fergal Keane reports from the Turkish coast, where secret filming reveals the extent of the illegal people-smuggling trade."

(BBC)

How the Schengen area of free EU movement was created - VIDEO - 8 September 2015
"The Schengen Agreement was implemented in 1985 and it allows freedom of movement between the countries which are signed up to it.
Initially not many countries were in the agreement but it now includes almost every country in the European Union.
Chris Morris reports from Schengen in Luxembourg on how the agreement came to be."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Explaining the exodus from the Balkans - 8 September 2015
"Since Macedonia declared a state of emergency in its border areas at the end of August, the "Balkan Route" has become notorious."

(BBC)

Migrant crisis: Nine key moments from the last year - Article + Photos + Videos - 7 September 2015
(BBC)

Cartoon: Europe Moved by Aylan's Death
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + VOCABULARY + COMMENT + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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NATIVE AMERICANS

Rare Pictures Capture Native Americans in Late 1800s - Text + Photos + Audio - 5 September 2015
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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COUNTRY MUSIC

Country Music Women Put Men in Their Place - Text + Audio + Video - 5 September 2015
"American country music lyrics often describe women as they might appear in men’s dreams.
This is especially true of songs by many male artists. But the songs by Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye are different."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TREES

Earth has lost half its trees because of humans (September 05, 2015) - a lesson with AUDIO
"There is good news and bad news regarding the number of trees on our planet."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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BOOKS / WATER

Book Pages Could Provide Safe Drinking Water for Millions - VIDEO
"The expression "a thirst for knowledge" may soon have a new meaning for millions of people who have no way to get clean water.
Researchers have developed a book with specially treated pages that can make water safe to drink."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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