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SEPTEMBER 2016 - PART 5 - NEW SITES

 

23/09/2016


BEDROOMS

Let children do what they want with their own bedrooms - 23 September 2016
"Teenagers need a space to call their own for psychological reasons. Mess won’t hurt them, but if you find rodent droppings …"

(theguardian.com)

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TEA

A brief history of tea in the UK - 23 September 2016
"Google is marking the beginning of Britain’s love affair with the humble cuppa with one of its homepage doodles."

(theguardian.com)

 

The history of tea in Britain: Google celebrates the cuppa with a Doodle - Article + Photos - 23 September 2016
+ George Orwell, A Nice Cup of Tea, 1946 | The 11 points from his 1946 essay
(telegraph.co.uk)

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MOON VILLAGE

Is a moon village the next step for space exploration? ESA's chief thinks so - Article + Photos - 23 September 2016
"Could an outpost on the moon be the next logical step towards the know-how and infrastructure
we need to head into the farther reaches of the solar system?"

(theguardian.com)

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ISIS

Islamic State and the crisis in Iraq and Syria in maps - 21 September 2016
"The rapid advance of militants from so-called Islamic State (IS) across Syria and Iraq appears to have slowed
- with some key territorial losses in both countries set against smaller gains around the central Syrian town of Palmyra."

(BBC)

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MIGRANTS

Egypt migrant boat sinking: Death toll rises to 108 - 23 September 2016
"The boat was carrying between 450 and 600 migrants when it sank eight miles (12km) off the port city of Rosetta.
The boat was transporting Egyptian, Syrian, Sudanese, Eritrean and Somali migrants."

(BBC)

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WWF - PAPER WORLD

WWF Hungary - Paper World
"Paper World is an image film for WWF Hungary where the values that WWF stands for become visible metaphorically on the level of a micro-world."

Length: 2.40
(vimeo.com)
Thanks to Anne-Sophie S.

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MUSEUM

First Look: African American Museum Opening on National Mall - Text + Audio + Video - 22 September 2016
"What began years ago as legislation under then-President George W. Bush will soon be the newest addition to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. The African American History and Culture Museum opens September 24."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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DRIVERLESS CARS

US Announces Guidelines for Driverless Cars - Text + Audio - 22 September 2016
"The U.S. Department of Transportation has released new guidelines for driverless cars.
A list of 15 safety standards cover the design and development of the vehicles.
The policies are meant as suggestions to the industry, rather than rules backed by legal enforcement."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US ELECTIONS

Clinton’s new ad focuses on Trump’s worst insults to women – campaign live - 23 September 2016
(theguardian.com)

Next Week’s Presidential Debate Could Make History - Text + Audio - 22 September 2016
"Next Monday, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will debate each other on national television for the first time.
Many think their debate could draw the largest audience ever to watch an American political event."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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22/09/2016


PEACE

In pictures: the world's 10 most peaceful countries
(telegraph.co.uk)


Denmark

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BRITAIN

The best of Bizarre Blighty
View calendar.
(royallondon.telegraph.co.uk)

Blighty = England as one's native land;
England as home

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OBAMA

President Obama's Last Speech to the United Nations General Assembly - VIDEO - 20 September 2016
"Barack Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly at their annual meeting in New York. It was his last time as President of the United States. Here, he reflects on war, the next generation and his beliefs."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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US ELECTIONS

Donald Trump says America needs to control the internet to protect its freedom - 22 September 2016
(telegraph.co.uk)

Chart: Where do the presidential candidates stand on education? - 20 September 2016
(PBS)

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OUTRAGEOUS BEDROOMS

10 outrageous bedrooms
(bedroom.about.com)

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GLASS HOUSES

10 Incredible Glass Houses from Around the World
(housely.com)

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QUEUING

Rants and Raves - Queuing - a lesson
"This activity provides short listening practice based around a monologue regarding queuing etiquette in the UK.
The monologue provides observations of queuing.
 In this lesson, students will listen to a monologue about a persons reflection of queuing etiquette in the UK.
They will match adjectives to synonyms and antonyms and complete a listening comprehension activity.
There are also suggestions for developing the theme of queuing to practise specific areas of grammar." 
Time: 30 minutes plus time for developing the theme.
+ Podcast - talking about queuing

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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OFFSHORE FIRM

Ex-EU commissioner Neelie Kroes failed to declare directorship of offshore firm - 21 September 2016
"Leak of files from Bahamas corporate register reveals former head of Europe’s antitrust watchdog was recruited
by UAE venture set up to buy Enron assets...
The information comes from a leak of 1.3m files from the Bahamas corporate registry, which has brought to light the names of directors and shareholders
at nearly 176,000 shell companies, trusts and foundations located in the Caribbean tax haven."

(theguardian.com)

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CHARLOTTE SHOOTING

Charlotte shooting: State of emergency amid protests - 22 September 2016
"North Carolina's governor has declared a state of emergency in the city of Charlotte, after violence erupted during a second night of protests
over the police killing of a black man."

+ US police shootings: How many die each year?
+ Has anything changed since Ferguson?

(BBC)

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DISEASE

Zuckerberg and Chan aim to tackle all disease by 2100 - 21 September 2016
"Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have pledged $3bn (£2.3bn) to fund medical research over the next decade.
At a press conference in San Francisco, they said their ultimate goal was to "cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century"."

(BBC)

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RIO PARALYMPICS

Rio Paralympics - joy, tears & memories to last a lifetime - PICTURES - 18 September 2016
(BBC)

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ISIS

Islamic State fired crude chemical weapons on US troops – Pentagon - 22 September 2016
"Powdered mustard used in attack on air base near Mosul in Iraq, raising questions about whether the militant group is manufacturing the agent itself."
(theguardian.com)

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MIGRANTS / REFUGEES

Migrant boat capsizes off Egyptian coast - 21 September 2016
"Officials in Egypt say at least 43 people are dead and 150 have been rescued as search teams continue to hunt for survivors."

(theguardian.com)

US Rushes to Admit Refugees Before End of September - Text + Audio - 20 September 2016
"The effort to bring more Syrians fleeing violence in their country has made September the busiest month for arrivals in 10 years."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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RACISM

The Good Immigrant review – an unflinching dialogue about race and racism in the UK - 22 September 2016
"A successful sportsperson is a ‘good’ immigrant; only some minorities are considered ‘model’.
These essays, edited by Nikesh Shukla, cast a sharp light on ‘othering’ in the UK."

(theguardian.com)

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GUNS

Why more urban women own guns: self-defense and the second amendment - 21 September 2016
'The image of the US firearm owner is shifting, a definitive survey shows. Urban American women explain the change: ‘Women are the prey’.'

(theguardian.com)

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20/09/2016


DENVER

Why Denver is the city with art at its heart - Article + Photos + Video - 16 September 2016
"There’s more to The Mile High City than mountains and outdoor sports – it is also a vibrant arts hub."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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HOUSEBOATS

Go with the flow … inside houseboats on the river Thames – in pictures - 20 September 2016
"More than a thousand people live afloat on the tidal Thames in London, between Teddington Lock and the Thames Barrier.
Katherine Fawssett hops on board to meet some of them."

(theguardian.com)

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VIDEO GAMES

From cute cats to super monkeys: the 18 most adorable video game animals - 20 September 2016
"Diddy Kong, Waddle Dee, Bub and Bob … which is the fluffiest, most doe-eyed creature ever to grace the video game menagerie?"

(theguardian.com)

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GAMBLING

One in eight European teenage boys gamble online, says survey - 20 September 2016
"School students across Europe smoke and drink less but there are new public health concerns about excessive screen time...
according to a Europe-wide survey of school students aged 15 and 16."

(theguardian.com)

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GUNS

Meet America's gun super-owners – with an average of 17 firearms each - 20 September 2016
"Some are collectors with elaborately curated selections of historical firearms, while others are ‘just accumulators’.
They say it is surprisingly easy to get to 17."

(theguardian.com)

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WAGES

Wage gap between white and black Americans is worse today than in 1979 - 20 September 2016
"Black men’s average hourly wages went from being 22.2% lower in 1979 to 31.0% lower in 2015; for black women the wage gap went from 6% to 19%."

(theguardian.com)

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JACKPOT

Euromillions: UK ticketholder claims £34m jackpot - 17 September 2016
"A UK ticketholder who won a £34m jackpot in Friday's Euromillions draw has come forward to claim the prize...
The biggest lottery prize in UK history is the £161m Euromillions jackpot won by North Ayrshire couple Chris and Colin Weir in 2011."

(BBC)

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Roald DAHL

Cardiff transformed 'by Roald Dahl' for centenary - Article + Photos + Video - 17 September 2016
"Reality has been turned on its head in Cardiff "as if Roald Dahl is at the helm" to celebrate the author's centenary."

(BBC)

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AIRPORT

Turkmenistan unveils bird-shaped airport in Ashgabat - 17 September 2016
"Turkmenistan has unveiled a gleaming new international airport with a roof in the shape of a flying falcon."

(BBC)

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EMMY AWARD RECORD

'Game of Thrones' Breaks Emmy Award Record - Text + Audio - 19 September 2016
"The biggest winner at the 68th Emmy Awards Sunday was the HBO fantasy series “Game of Thrones.” It received 12 Emmy awards this year.
The show has won 38 Emmys since its first season aired in 2011."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"D.B Weiss, and cast and crew from “Game of Thrones”
accept the award for outstanding drama series
at the 68th Prime Time Emmy Awards on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles."

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REFUGEES

No desks but lots of enthusiasm: what it's like to teach in a refugee camp - 20 September 2016
"When two UK primary teachers volunteered to teach in a refugee camp in Greece, they had to start from scratch – with tarpaulin and a whiteboard."

(theguardian.com)

U.N.: Millions of Refugee Children Cannot Attend School - Text + Audio - 19 September 2016
"A new U.N. report says countries need more money to educate refugee children."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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AIR POLLUTION

Study: 100,000 Deaths From Indonesia's Haze - Text + Audio - 19 September 2016
"The smoke, smog and haze in the air above Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore is killing hundreds of thousands of people,
according to an American study."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"A man rows a boat on Siak River as thick haze from wildfires blanket the city
in Pekanbaru, Riau province, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015.
The haze covered parts of neighboring Malaysia and Singapore for about a month."

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BOMBING

Bombing Suspect Captured After Shootout with Police - Text + Audio + Photos + Video - 19 September 2016
"The suspect in two bombings Saturday in New York and New Jersey has been captured after being wounded in a gun battle with police.
The suspect has been identified as Ahmad Khan Rahami, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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KILLING

Ohio police officer kills black teenager 'who drew BB gun' - 16 September 2016
"A 13-year-old black boy has been shot dead by police in the US state of Ohio after allegedly pulling an air gun from his waistband while being arrested...
Police later established the boy had actually been carrying a BB gun - a type of sporting air gun that is designed to shoot pellets
- with an attached laser sight."
+ US police shootings: How many die each year?
+ The cases where US police have faced killing charges

(BBC)

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MUSEUM

The National Museum of African American History and Culture - 15 September 2016
I, Too, Sing America
By The New York Times
"The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens on Sept. 24 in Washington after a long journey.
Thirteen years since Congress and President George W. Bush authorized its construction, the 400,000-square-foot building stands on a five-acre site
on the National Mall, close to the Washington Monument. President Obama will speak at its opening dedication..."

(nytimes.com)


The Black Power Salute: "Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised black-gloved fists
when the United States national anthem was played
during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City."

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MONEY IDIOMS

The Origins and Meanings of Financial Sayings and Idioms
Some of them are illustrated.
(vouchercloud.com)

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PIRATES

It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day—But Where Does ‘Pirate Talk’ Really Come From? - Article + Vdeos
(time.com)

Myth-Adventure: The True Story of Captain Kidd

The Last Great Buried Treasure Mystery: The Money Pit at Oak Island

Pirate Lore: 7 Myths and Trrrrruths About Pirates!

5 Little-Known Pirate Stories

Democracy on the High Seas: How Pirates Rocked the Vote

Neatorama Facts: Pirates of the Caribbean

Why It Sucked To Be A Pirate

How to Eat Like a Pirate

The Last Days of Blackbeard
(neatorama.com)

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19/09/2016


NEW PAGE:

HOLIDAYS and TRADITIONS

by month in 2017

 


US ELECTIONS

Voters in Just a Few States Will Decide US Presidential Election - Text + Audio - 18 September 2016
"On November 8 this year, Americans across the country will vote for president. But the candidate who wins the most votes will not necessarily be the winner. Instead, 538 state electors officially choose the president. And this year -- as in the past -- some states are more important than others."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MIGRANTS

Raped, imprisoned, beaten: migrants reveal their perilous journeys to Europe - 19 September 2016
"As the UN general assembly meets in New York to discuss the record numbers of people fleeing their homes,
the Red Cross traces the journeys of a handful of migrants who made the perilous trip across Africa to Europe."

(theguardian.com)

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GUNS

'More guns in fewer hands': US study charts rise of hardcore super owners - 19 September 2016
"Exclusive: New survey shows just 3% of American adults own nearly half of guns in the US,
as part of most definitive portrait of gun ownership in decades."

+ VIDEO: The changing portrait of gun ownership in America
(theguardian.com)

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DEATH PENALTY

Californians to Vote on Ending Death Penalty - Text + Audio + Video - 18 September 2016
"Californians will vote on two measures to decide whether to end the death penalty, or reform the legal process leading up to it.
Proposition 62 would abolish the death penalty. Proposition 66 would try to speed up executions by reforming parts of the appeals process.
Voting takes place November 8."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LONDON

Inside London's most beautiful places of worship - 10 photos
(telegraph.co.uk)

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FASHION WEEK

First all-hijab collection at New York Fashion Week (September 18, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"History was made at the recent New York Fashion Week.
For the very first time, there was a collection in which every model walked down the catwalk wearing a hijab."
Try the same news story at these easier levels:    Level 4  or  Level 5
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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SCHOOL UNIFORMS

School uniform - a text
(actonhighschool.co.uk)

KS3 School Uniform - Year 7 and 8 - with descriptions
(stclementshigh.org.uk)

 

Uniform Policy - with descriptions
(notleyhigh.com)

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Thanks to Isabelle B.


HERO

What Makes a Hero?
"What is heroism? Explore this question through a discussion with author Conn Iggulden, who wrote a book about heroes throughout time.
From Florence Nightingale to Harry Houdini to the passengers of United Airlines Flight 93, heroes of all different kinds have shown admirable bravery.
This story discusses the courage and grace that makes heroes of ordinary people."
Story Length: 7:22

Listen to the Story:
‘Dangerous Book’ Intended To Inspire Heroism

+ Listening Comprehension Questions
+ Classroom Discussion Themes

(listenwise.com)
Thanks to Véronique S.

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SPORT and POLITICS

The Story Behind The White Guy In This Historic Photo
"In 1968 there was a powerful moment of protest at the Olympic games when two winners put on black gloves to protest what was happening in the country during the civil rights era. Most people don’t know the story of the silver medalist, Peter Norman. Cenk Uygur, host of the The Young Turks, breaks it down."
(YouTube)
Thanks to Katy J.

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18/09/2016


SPORT

Usain Bolt - Infinitive structure (docx)
"Une petite fiche faite à partir du travail de Kieran Donaghy (http://film-english.com/2016/08/23/the-boy-who-learned-to-fly)
prévue pour mes 2ndes mais qui a bien marché aussi avec les TSTMG."

Créée par Isabelle Farissier (Ac. Grenoble)

1) on regarde la vidéo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b03jWW70kc
2) nature / but du document?
3) group work: raconter ce quon apprend sur Usain Bolt (au préterit)
4) fiche sur la structure infinitive.




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US ELECTIONS

Activités créées par Dulce Araujo (Ac. Nancy-Metz)
" J’ai créé ces activités pour mes 3e afin qu’ils travaillent en autonomie en prolongement des études en classe
ou en complément lorsqu’il nous reste un peu de temps :
http://LearningApps.org/watch?v=pgodjgj9k16
"

Tâche:
"Dear students, do the activities created by your teacher Miss Araujo before our great debate
to help you learn more about the American presidential election!"

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'vimeo.com)