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SEPTEMBER 2016 - PART 2 - NEW SITES

 

07/09/2016


SONG

Fiche d'exploitation de la chanson d'Alanis Morissette "Hand in my Pocket"
qui permet de travailler des adjectifs de personnalité. 
Plutôt niveau 4ème-3ème
Fiche créée par Christelle Musset (Ac. Versailles)

Alanis Morissette - "Hand in my pocket"
(YouTube)

 

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Roald DAHL

Roald DAHL - Travail niveau 5ème à l’occasion de l’anniversaire du « World’s n°1 Storyteller »
Créé par Nathalie Baudouin (Ac. Versailles)

- Who is this famous person? (pptx)
- Correction diaporama (pptx)
- File 1 - Lesson 1 - Roald Dahl (pdf)
- File 1 - Lesson 1 - Roald Dahl - Correction (pdf)
- Kids at the Roald Dahl Museum - mp4
- Who was Roald Dahl? - mp4

"Le site officiel de Roald Dahl est une mine!
http://www.roalddahl.com/home/teachers "

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JOB INTERVIEW

Top 25 Things Never to Say at a Job Interview
(thebalance.com)

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US NATIONAL PARKS

Discover the Northwest's Amazing National Parks
(gonw.about.com)

Visiting Sacred Grounds in National Park Monuments - Text + Audio + Photos + Video - 4 September 2016
"The year 2016 is the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service. Adventurer and traveler Mikah Meyer is celebrating in a big way.
He is traveling all across America. He plans to visit each of the more than 400 National Park Service sites."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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EMOJI

Worried face: the battle for emoji, the world's fastest-growing language - 6 September 2016
"It started with 176 icons. Now it’s grown to 1,800. But who decides what becomes an emoji?
We lift the lid on the California coders who live and breathe smiling cats and banned aubergines."

(theguardian.com)

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REFUGEES

'Prisoners of Europe': the everyday humiliation of refugees stuck in Greece - 6 September 2016
"Europe’s migration policies are turning the country into a giant holding pen, with the people trapped in it close to breaking point."

(theguardian.com)

Epidemic warning over 'ghost' refugees stuck at Jordan-Syria border - 4 September 2016
"Plight of tens of thousands of Syrians could undermine Jordan’s role as co-host of major summit on refugees, activists warn."

(theguardian.com)


"A photo taken in May shows Syrian refugees waiting to cross the border into Jordan."

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SPORT and POLITICS

'It was a little nod to Kaepernick': Megan Rapinoe kneels for Star-Spangled Banner - 5 September 2016
- "World Cup winner says gesture was ‘very intentional’
- Rapinoe says it is important for white and black athletes to stand together."

(theguardian.com)

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BURNING MAN 2016

Burning Man 2016 - 21 pictures
(20minutes.fr)

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TRUCK DRIVER

The secret life of a truck driver: at the sharp end of what the EU means, I want out - 5 September 2016
"I love the solitude and hearing the bands I drive play live. But trouble in Calais and beyond means it isn’t all fun and games."

(theguardian.com)

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STUNTWOMAN

'It’s a good day as a stuntwoman when you don’t leave in an ambulance' - 5 September 2016
"From doubling for Charlize Theron to being set on fire, meet the daredevil women risking their lives in TV and film."

(theguardian.com)


Stunt double Dayna Grant on the set of Mad Max: Fury Road.

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RELIGION

Pope Francis canonises Mother Teresa before St Peter’s Square masses - Article + Photos + Video - 4 September 2016
"Pontiff says late nun shamed world leaders who created ‘crime of poverty’, after ordering 1,500 homeless people to take seats of honour at ceremony."
(theguardian.com)

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SCULPTURE PARKS

10 of the best sculpture parks in Europe - with pictures
"Picturesque and thought-provoking, art and the natural landscape combine beautifully at these city, coastal and countryside parks."

(theguardian.com)

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BRITAIN

Brexit Britain: The street with a dozen words for hello - VIDEO - 4 September 2016
"Leicester's Narborough Road is one of the most cosmopolitan in Britain, according to the London School of Economics...
Because of its thriving multiculturalism, most businesses on Narborough Road said they do not think Brexit will have any impact on their way of life
or the local economy. "

(BBC)

In pictures: Britain from the air - 4 September 2016
(BBC)

Crossing Paths: Five years, 150 towns, 1,500 British portraits - 31 August 2016
"Niall McDiarmid has been photographing the people of Britain for five years now, though with the recent Brexit vote his work seems to have been given an extra edge. The work is far from political, but it's a real snapshot of a nation, with beautiful aesthetics thrown in. Here, McDiarmid speaks about the work."
(BBC)

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BICYCLES

The 10 most beautiful bicycles of 2016 - 2 September 2016
"The year's most interesting vehicles have pedals, not pistons."

(BBC)



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ANIMALS

How did China save the giant panda? - 5 September 2016
"They're cute, they're cuddly and they've just been brought back from the brink of extinction...
There are now an estimated total of 2,060 pandas."

(BBC)


"The giant panda is a global icon that up until recently was considered to be endangered."

Giant pandas rebound off endangered list - 4 September 2016
"The giant panda is no longer an endangered species, following decades of work by conservationists to save it."

(BBC)

Study: Elephants Disappearing from Parts of Africa - Text + Audio - 6 September 2016
"A new study estimated a population of 352,271 elephants in the 18 countries surveyed. That is a drop of nearly 150,000 elephants since 2007.
The researchers say the population has been falling by about 8 percent each year."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Eastern gorillas threatened with extinction - 5 September 2016
"A surge in illegal hunting is threatening the eastern gorilla, the world's largest primate, an international conservation group has said...
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List says just 5,000 of the animals remain in their central African habitat.
The number of eastern gorillas has declined more than 70% in two decades.
Four of the six great apes are now critically endangered, the IUCN says..."

(BBC)


"The eastern gorilla is now on the endangered species list."

Four out of six great apes one step away from extinction – IUCN Red List - 4 September 2016
"The IUCN Red List now includes 82,954 species of which 23,928 are threatened with extinction."

+ Mammals threatened by illegal hunting
(iucn.org)

Poaching drives huge 30% decline in Africa's savannah elephants - 31 August 2016
"Ambitious Great Elephant Census finds nearly one-third of continent’s largest elephants were wiped out between 2007-14,
largely due to poaching for ivory."

(theguardian.com)

10 of History's Craziest Cat People
"Many illustrious historical personages had a beloved cat or two, but some of them were full-on crazy cat people, filling their homes with felines
and far preferring their companionship to that of humans. Here are 10 famous historical figures who were unabashed crazy about cats."

(mentalfloss.com)

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THE ENGLIH BLOG

Book Review: 50 Activities for the First Day of School
(englishblog.com)

App of the Day: Get Around Town in English
"Over 24 lessons, you will learn how to deal with everyday situations in English such as..."

(englishblog.com)

Cartoon: French Burkini Ban
THE CARTOON + COMMENTS + VOCABULARY + Related articles

(englishblog.com)


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US ELECTIONS

Trump Making Immigration His Top Issue - Text + Audio + Photos - 5 September 2016
"Donald Trump surprised some people when he delivered a major speech on immigration Wednesday. They had been expected him to moderate his language and proposals on immigration. Instead, he again called for tough enforcement, blaming illegal immigrants for violent crimes and a threat of terrorism."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Madonna blasts Donald Trump's sons for killing wild leopard - 2 September 2016
"‘One more reason to vote for Hillary!’ says singer after photos emerge of Republican candidate’s family posing with dead animals during safari trip."

(theguardian.com)

How realistic is Donald Trump's Mexico wall? - 1 September 2016
"Donald Trump wants to build an "impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall" between the US and Mexico."

(BBC)

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NATIVE AMERICANS

Life in the Native American oil protest camps - with PHOTOS - 2 September 2016
"An Indian reservation in North Dakota is the site of the largest gathering of Native Americans in more than 100 years. Indigenous people from across the US are living in camps on the Standing Rock reservation as they protest the construction of a new oil pipeline. As a result, a new community has emerged.
The BBC's Charlie Northcott went to North Dakota to meet the protesters and discover what goes on in camp."

(BBC)

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Jackie CHAN

Jackie Chan awarded honorary Oscar - 2 September 2016
"Action movie star Jackie Chan is to be given an honorary Academy Award for his "extraordinary achievements" in film."

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FLORIDA

10 Unusual Places to Stay in Florida - with PHOTOS
(goflorida.about.com)

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- STONE

65 Compound Words Ending in “Stone”
"Dozens of compound words, all but a few closed, end with the word stone, though some of the terms have figurative senses stemming from the original meaning and a few do not refer to actual types of rock at all. Here’s a list of most if not all compound words in which stone is the second element, with accompanying definitions."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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ISIS

Islamic State Fighters Leaving Iraqi Communities in Ruins - Text + Audio - 5 September 2016
"As the group is forced out of cities and towns it once controlled in Syria and Iraq, it causes major damage to local economies and residents."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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WATER POLLUTION

Water Pollution Puts Over 300 Million at Risk - Text + Audio - 5 September 2016
"Over 300 million people in Asia, African and Latin America face possible infection from terrible disease.
A new report from the United Nations says water pollution from industry and agriculture is the cause."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"People search for scrap metal in polluted water
at the bottom of one of the biggest trash dumps in the city,
known as "The Mine," in Guatemala City."

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Michael HUBBS

"I AM" - Michael Hubbs
"Michael Hubbs is speed skater with his sights set on the 2014 Winter Olympics.
After overcoming the challenge of being deaf, he is determined to not let any obstacle get in the way of him achieving his goals.
Follow him on his road to success."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Fatima Z. (Ac. Paris)

 

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MEASUREMENTS

The Department of Silly Measurements
"You’ve heard of a “New York minute” and a “stone’s throw”… but how about a “potrzebie”?
Here are a few more strange units of measurement (and one very serious one) that you may not be familiar with."

(neatorama.com)

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POEM

Poem - Super heroes
Thanks to Hélène C. (Ac. Toulouse)

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LESSON PLAN

Penelope in the Treehouse - a lesson plan
"This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film by Disney and the theme of families.
In the lesson students watch but don’t hear the start of a short film, decide what is happening and what the characters are saying,
predict the rest of the story and write a story."

Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Time: 90 minutes

(film-english.com)

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ROBOTS

Humans Increasingly Losing Jobs to Robots - Text + Audio - 4 September 2016
"Millions of jobs are threatened; workers go back to school to learn new skills."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MYTHS AND LEGENDS

Myths and Legends - Worksheets and PowerPoint Presentations
(Primary Resources)

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NUMBERS

5 Types of Errors When Representing Numbers
"Publications generally use one of two systems of referring to numbers: Spell out numbers to ten and use numerals for all larger numbers (with some exceptions such as informal usage of large round numbers such as “a thousand” or “a million”), or spell out to one hundred and use numerals otherwise (with the same exceptions). Beyond that, several subtle rules and conventions exist, often pertaining to use of punctuation and other symbols such as hyphens. This post presents five sentences that include types of errors pertaining to such use; each example is accompanied by a discussion and a revision."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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