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SEPTEMBER 2016 - PART 3 - NEW SITES

 

11/09/2016


9/11 ATTACKS

9/11 anniversary: Services held 15 years on - 11 September 2016
(BBC)

15 Years After 9/11 Attacks, Americans Remember - Text + Audio + Pictures - 10 September 2016
"Sunday is the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks against the United States. On September 11, 2001, four passenger airplanes were hijacked
as they flew over the U.S. mainland. The hijackers flew them into two buildings in New York, the Pentagon, and the into the ground in Pennsylvania."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

'Tasteless' mattress ad is latest 9/11-themed promotion to spark backlash - 10 September 2016
"Ad showing men falling into two piles of mattresses prompts apology as Texas store announces ‘indefinite’ closure
– but it’s not the first such controversy...
“Right now, you can get any sized mattress for a twin price!” says a grinning woman flanked by two employees in the 20-second spot.
She flings her arms out and the men tumble backwards, knocking over two tall piles of mattresses.
The woman screams “Oh my God!” in mock panic, then immediately recovers her composure and adds, with a half-smile: “We’ll never forget.”

(theguardian.com)

Remembering Sept. 11, 2001 - Text + Audio + Videos - 9 September 2016
"The 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States is Sunday.
On social media, people shared their memories and expressed their sadness about Sept. 11, 2001."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ACTIVITIES

Une fiche de travail sur Vice Versa (E For English 6ème) avec des applications pour réviser : Trace écrite Riley (docx)
Créée par Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges)
(englishnexon.e-monsite.com)

Des applications ici :

http://LearningApps.org/watch?v=pgef70wm516

http://LearningApps.org/watch?v=pp2shocot16 

http://LearningApps.org/watch?v=pu89xo9w216

http://LearningApps.org/watch?v=p7fope4bc16

                                   

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SAN FRANCISCO

"Comme je vais travailler la notion Mythes et Héros en Terminale sur San Francisco,
voici une vidéo et une worksheet que je viens de terminer."
Travail de Fabienne Brisbare-Husson (Ac. Reims)
- San Francisco video worksheet (.odt)
- San Francisco video worksheet (pdf)

San Francisco city guide - Lonely Planet travel video
"With 43 hills, one of the world's great bridges and a population of more than 800,000 freethinkers, inventors and oddballs,
San Francisco is one of the USA's most compelling cities."

(YouTube)

 

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WORLD NOMAD GAMES

The World Nomad Games - in pictures
"The World Nomad Games in Cholpon-Ata in Kyrgyzstan showcases traditional dress and horseriding stunts."

(theguardian.com)

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WEDDINGS

The island where thousands go to get married - 11 September 2016
"Every year, 3,000 couples fly from the Middle East to Cyprus to get married.
It's the easiest place to go if they want a civil ceremony rather than a religious one."

(BBC)

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FOOD

Pancake Robot - Parry Gripp
The lyrics are below the video on YouTube:
"The pancake robot is coming to town
He’s mixing up the batter and he’s laying it down
Buttermilk, blueberry, chocolate chip
50 million pancakes he’s gonna flip..."

(YouTube)

 

 

Millions Across Southern Africa Face Food “Insecurity” - Text + Audio - 9 September 2016
"Millions of people across southern Africa are dealing with food shortages resulting from extremely dry weather.
Some scientists have linked the drought to the weather event known as El Nino."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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WALLACE and GROMIT

Wallace and Gromit - Train Chase (Clip)
(YouTube)

 

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GRAFFITI

Is graffiti art? Or vandalism? - Kelly Wall
"Spray-painted subway cars, tagged bridges, mural-covered walls – graffiti pops up boldly throughout our cities. And it turns out: it’s nothing new.
Graffiti has been around for thousands of years. And across that span of time, it’s raised the same questions we debate now: Is it art? Is it vandalism?
Kelly Wall describes the history of graffiti."

(YouTube)
View full lesson
(ed.ted.com)

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MAGIC

26 Facts about Magic - mental_floss List Show Ep. 436
(YouTube)
"Our distant ancestors took a magician’s tricks at face value and were either amazed or outraged that these showmen would harness the demonic arts. Today, we enjoy illusions and magic tricks as skillful entertainment. How did they do that? There’s a lot involved. Not only is there the basic trick, but the magician’s patter, eye contact, and pacing affect how well the trick works. Elliot Morgan has some facts about not only how magic works but also the history of the art and other neat tidbits about magic, in this week’s episode of the mental_floss List Show."
(Neatorama)

 

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ROBOT

Oxford surgeons operate robot inside patient’s eye to restore sight - 10 September 2016
(telegraph.co.uk)

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RIO 2016  

American Athletes Protest National Anthem - Text + Audio + Pictures - 10 September 2016
"The National Football League plays its first games this weekend.
While fans will be watching the action on the field, many people want to see what happens during the national anthem."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Amputee Amy Purdy dances with a robot during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Paralympics at the Maracanã Stadium.
Click here to view more images from the opening ceremony
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(theguardian.com)

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SONGS

Songs For Teaching English Grammar
(tefltunes.com)
Thanks to Virginie J. (Ac. Besançon)

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NATIVE AMERICANS

Native Americans halt pipeline construction - VIDEO
"A controversial oil pipeline contested by Native American tribes has been halted.
The US government says more study is needed before construction can resume."

(BBC)

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LONDON

A massive wooden replica of 17th-century London burns on the River Thames
to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, which paved the way for the building of the modern city.

(theguardian.com)

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REFUGEES

In pictures: Refugee crisis on show - 8 September 2016
"An exhibition in London explores the global refugee crisis through the eyes of eight photographers reporting from 13 countries on behalf of Oxfam.
The pictures aim to capture something of the personal stories behind the migration facts and figures.
Photography director Rebecca McClelland said:
"My aim was to be as sensitive as possible to the subject, whilst stretching the limited language of crisis photography."

(BBC)

Anh Do: A portrait of Australia's 'happiest refugee' - 9 September 2016
"His journey to Australia took him from tragedy to comedy.
As a young boy, Anh Do escaped war-torn Vietnam aboard an overcrowded fishing boat.
He has since built an impressive career in entertainment."

(BBC)

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PANAMA PAPERS

Revealed: the Russian magnate who paid no tax for 13 years as UK citizen - 10 September 2016
"Alexander Zhukov, father-in-law of Roman Abramovich, linked to sprawling network of firms registered in British Virgin Islands."

(theguardian.com)

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NORTH KOREA

North Korea accused of 'maniacal recklessness' after nuclear test triggers earthquake - 10 September 2016
"UN security council agrees to begin work on further sanctions as Japanese PM Shinzo Abe warns of grave threat...
North Korea has confirmed it has conducted its most powerful nuclear test to date, marking the 68th anniversary of its founding
with a reminder to the world that it may be edging closer to developing a warhead capable of striking the US mainland."

(theguardian.com)

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ANIMALS

Los Teques, Venezuela
"Maria Silva, Milena Cortes, Maria Arteaga, Jackeline Bastidas and Gissy Abello pose for a photograph at the dog shelter where they work."

(theguardian.com)

 

Are lion hunters in South Africa shooting tame animals? - 9 September 2016
(BBC)

Pioneering 'diaries' reveal the secret lives of animals - Article + Photos + Video - 9 September 2016
"How do you tell if an elephant is having a good day? Or spy on the nocturnal squid-catching skills of the albatross?
This week at the British Science Festival, Prof Rory Wilson of Swansea University has been divulging the secrets of the animal kingdom,
including penguin diving habits, albatross hunting methods and the emotional states of elephants."

(BBC)

Which animals do these eyes belong to? - 10 September 2016
"There are many spectacular and colourful eyes in the animal kingdom, can you identify which animals these belong to?"

(BBC)

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G20

The G20 (or G-20 or Group of Twenty) "is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies.
It was founded in 1999 with the aim of studying, reviewing, and promoting high-level discussion of policy issues pertaining to the promotion of international financial stability.[3] It seeks to address issues that go beyond the responsibilities of any one organization.[3] The G20 heads of government
or heads of state have periodically conferred at summits since their initial meeting in 2008,
and the group also hosts separate meetings of finance ministers and central bank governors.
The members include 19 individual countries—Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States—along with the European Union (EU). The EU is represented by the European Commission and by the European Central Bank. Collectively, the G20 economies account for around 85% of the gross world product (GWP), 80% of world trade (or, if excluding EU intra-trade, 75%), and two-thirds of the world population.[2]"
(Wikipedia)

 

Les statuettes des leaders du G20 sont exposées dans une vitrines à Hangzhou en Chine à quelques jours de l'ouverture du sommet.
(20minutes.fr)

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STAR TREK

Star Trek Beyond "is a 2016 American science fiction adventure film
directed by Justin Lin from a screenplay by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, based on the series Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry.
It is the thirteenth film in the Star Trek film franchise and the third installment in the reboot series ..."

(Wikipedia)



 

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FEMINIST

Mary Wollstonecraft: 'Britain's first feminist' - interactive timeline
(BBC)
Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

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SPACE

US, Russian Astronauts Return After 6-Month Space Station Mission - Text + Audio - 9 September 2016
"An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are back after six months of orbiting the planet Earth."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US NATIONAL PARK

Sequoia and Kings Canyon: A Land of Giants - Text + Audio + Photos
(This week, we visit a place where you will find the world's largest living things, as well as the tallest mountain in the continental United States.
Welcome to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, in central California!"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MISOGYNY

Police in England and Wales consider making misogyny a hate crime - 10 September 2016
"Nottingham police experiment draws national interest after force launched more than 20 investigations in July and August."

(theguardian.com)

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09 /09/2016


APPLICATIONS LEARNINGAPPS

Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges) propose des applications learningapps :
- Application learningapps salutations pour les 6èmes
- Des learningapps pour les 4èmes (séquence HELP! du New Enjoy 4) disponibles ici

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GAME

Animal compare se joue à deux joueurs.
- Animal Compare Rules
- Animal Compare Cards
- Animal Compare Cards - Back
Jeu créé par Laure Chinsy (Ac. Versailles)

Inventions Compare se joue à deux joueurs.
- Même règles que Animal Compare : Animal Compare Rules.
Inventions Compare
mélange les adjectifs courts et les longs.
- Inventions Compare Cards
- Inventions Compare Cards - Back
Jeu créé par Laure Chinsy (Ac. Versailles)

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WORLD NOMAD GAMES

World Nomad Games Come to a Close in Kyrgyzstan - Text + Audio + Photos - 8 September 2016
"The 2016 Rio Olympics are over and the Paralympics are just beginning. But in between, a much different kind of international sporting event took place
in Central Asia. Instead of running, swimming, and basketball, athletes took part in sports like eagle hunting and traditional stick wrestling."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BASEBALL

Why Do Baseball Managers Wear Uniforms?
"Basketball and hockey coaches wear suits. Football coaches sometimes wear suits too, but often wear team-branded jackets.
Some wear ill-fitting pleated khakis, some wear sweatshirts, and Tom Landry, the former coach of the Dallas Cowboys,
was never seen coaching without his trademark fedora hat.
So why, then, do baseball managers always wear uniforms?"

(neatorama.com)

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TECH JOBS

‘Girls Who Code’ Opens Door for Women in Tech Jobs - Text + Audio + Video - 7 September 2016
"Girls Who Code is a program to get girls interested in computer science so they can fill a growing number of industry jobs.
Research suggests the percentage of computing jobs filled by women fell from 36 percent to 25 percent since 1991."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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RIO 2016

Paralympic Games Begin in Brazil - Text + Audio + Video - 7 September 2016
"Rio de Janeiro is home for the next 11 days to thousands of athletes competing in the 2016 Paralympic Games.
As the opening ceremony took place Wednesday night, organizers were dealing with budget concerns."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Rio Paralympics 2016: Prince Harry makes donation to help local children see Games - 6 September 2016
Paralympic Games on the BBC:
Venue: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Dates: 7-18 September Time in Rio: BST -4
Coverage: Follow on Radio 5 live and via live text commentary
"Prince Harry has made a donation to a campaign that aims to help Brazilian children watch the Rio Paralympics."

(BBC)

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SCHOOLS IN ENGLAND

Schools in England - VIDEO (.flv) - UPDATED
From Kei M. (Ac. Bordeaux)

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BURNING MAN

18 OMG Things You Didn’t Know About Burning Man
"Burning Man… You’ve probably heard of it. “It’s like Coachella, right?” Is it “a raging hippie orgy in the middle of the desert?”
Or a modern day drugged out Woodstock where you can’t shower? Nope! Prepare to get schooled!
Here are 18 OMG things you probably didn’t know about the festival where they burn a man."


1. What IS BM? (clock, the Man, art installations)
2. Who goes to BM?
3. No money or bartering
4. Nudity
5. The man burns
6. Burning Man Slang
7. The sand isn’t really sand
8. The Dust Storms
9. No wifi?!
10. It’s cold as sh*t at night
11. The temple
12. Making an Entrance
13. Cost
14. Kids
15. Bacon & Beyonce, 747s, and a free haircut
16. TEDx Talks
17. Porto Potties
18. Tricked Out Bikes

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How Was Burning Man?
(YouTube)
"How do you explain the experience of attending the Burning Man art and culture festival to someone who’s never been there?
It’s a life-changing event, at least for the first few days afterward. It’s impossible to explain, but get ready for a valiant effort.
Comedian Kevin Oeser illustrates the difficult descent into the real world for a Burning Man returnee.
He feels as if he’s made some quantum leap in consciousness, while he comes off as just plain annoying to the rest of us."
(Neatorama)

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CAT

Most tricks by a cat in one minute - Meet the Record Breakers
"Didga the Australian skateboarding cat and her owner Robert performed a total of 20 tricks in one minute to earn themselves a place in the Guinness World Records 2017 book. Didga, who was adopted from a cat shelter, can even take on the challenge of a real skateboarding park.
The tricks include:
1. Sit
2. Give left paw
3. High-five
4. Give right paw
5. Wave
6. Sit-up
7. Lay down
8. Go onto one-side
9. Roll-over
10. Back to sit
11. Stand
12. Shuffle right
13. Shuffle left
14. Spin 360
15. Come (walk to me)
16. Stop
17. Step on the coin
18. Jump into hands
19. Go from hand, down to knee, then onto the skateboard
20. While the board is moving, jump over the bar and land back onto the board, a.k.a. "hippy-jump"

(YouTube)

 

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CORRUPT NATIONS

Be Aware When Visiting Most Corrupt Nations in the World - 31 July 2016
Kenya, Russia, and Venezuela lead the international list
(travelinsurance.about.com)

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HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES

The Top 10 Harley Davidson Motorcycles of All-Time - with PICTURES
"It is important to note that Harley Davidson has manufactured a ton of motorcycles, so choosing the top 10 models of all time is highly subjective."

(moneyinc.com)

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CINEMA

THE EVOLUTION OF STOP-MOTION
"With the release of Kubo and the Two Strings, it is a perfect moment to go back in time and see the evolution of stop-motion animation
throughout the years."
+ List of the films included.

(vimeo.com)

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SKYSCRAPERS

The Stories Behind 11 Iconic Skyscrapers - with pictures
(mentalfloss.com)


HOTEL & CASINO GRAND LISBOA // MACAU, CHINA

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JOBS

Careers With Animals - 16 August 2016
"Do you love animals? Have you ever thought of finding a career that lets you work with them?
Imagine spending your days tending to the needs of our furry friends. If you want a career with animals, you have many options from which to choose.
Take time to explore each one. They are very different from one another in terms of responsibilities, education and training, and earnings.  
While one may not be a good choice for you, another could very well be."

(thebalance.com)

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