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03/09/2017

BACK TO SCHOOL

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SUMMER REVIEW 2017

Summer Review 2017 by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens) - Niveau 3ème:
"Pour déclencher les sons dans le diaporama, il faut cliquer sur les logos en bas à droite.
J'ai trouvé qu'il y avait pas mal de verbes réguliers alors je vais en profiter pour travailler la prononciation du ED.
Il faut cliquer sur les verbes dans le diaporama correction pour déclencher le son."

- Summer News Review (pdf)
- Audios 2017 (.zip)
- 01.Summer News Review 2017 (pptx)
- 02.Worksheets (pptx)
- 03.Simple Past -ed verbs (pptx)

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SUMMER REVIEW 2017

Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges) vient "de mettre en ligne http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/teachers-zone-3eme/summer-review-2017.html
un Jeopardy Summer Review 2017 histoire de commencer l'année - avec des 3èmes ou des 2ndes - par un jeu portant sur l'actualité estivale et le questionnement."

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LISTEN: DAILY NEWS

LISTEN: The Telegraph’s daily news bulletin for Friday 1 September (5:54)
"In the Telegraph's Five by Five briefing for today, Friday 1 September, correspondents from across the newsroom report on the deepening row between the UK and EU over the Brexit bill, Pope Francis's revelation that he sought help from a psychoanalyst and how a British schoolgirl has become Japanese celebrity by winning a haiku competition."

(telegraph.co.uk)

LISTEN: The Telegraph’s daily news bulletin for Thursday 31 August (06:04)
"In the Telegraph's Five by Five briefing for today, Thursday 31 August, correspondents from across the newsroom report on a frosty press conference
from the chief EU negotiators, a backlash for Theresa May on her decision to remain in power until the next election, and the latest from the Premier League 'Transfer Deadline Day'."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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FLOODS

President Trump delivers the Weekly Address - VIDEO (3:08) - 01 September 2017
(facebook.com)

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TRUMP / RUSSIA

How an obstruction of justice case may be shaping up against Trump - 02 September 2017
"Documents that emerged this week offer insight into Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, legal experts say."

(theguardian.com)

Trump-Russia inquiry: what you missed in a week dominated by Harvey - 31 August 2017
"Though headlines focused on Texas, it was another dramatic week for the investigation,
with a focus on Paul Manafort and a lesser-known Trump associate."

(theguardian.com)

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TRAVEL BAN

US will help people barred by first Trump travel ban to reapply for visa - 1 September 2017
"Lawsuit settlement will allow unknown number of foreigners from seven Muslim-majority countries to work with justice department on new application."

(theguardian.com)

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BORDER WALL

US hands out first contracts for border wall prototypes - 31 August 2017
"Four companies have been chosen to build prototypes for Donald Trump's planned border wall, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said."

+ Trump 'pressed Mexico to stop wall talk'
+ Will Trump's wall destroy a desert?
+ Trump talks up solar panel plan for wall

(BBC)

U.S. border agents find smuggling tunnel in San Diego - with photos and a video - 27 August 2017
(aol.com)

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NORTH KOREA

Trump condemns rogue nation as North Korea detonates sixth and most powerful nuclear test - Article + Videos - 3 September 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

US, Allies in Show of Force against N. Korea - Text + Audio + Video - 31 August 2017
"American, Japanese and South Korean military pilots flew a 10-hour show of force mission over the Korean Peninsula."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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ISIS

Convoy of Isis fighters and families blocked by airstrikes in Syria - 2 September 2017
"The 600 terrorists and civilians had been granted safe passage after surrendering enclave on Syria’s border with Lebanon."

(theguardian.com)

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REFUGEES

8,500 people lost in Mediterranean since death of three-year-old Alan Kurdi - 1 September 2017
"Author Khaled Hosseini responds to images of Syrian boy washed ashore by writing short story animated in virtual reality."
+ Experience Khaled Hosseini’s story Sea Prayer in virtual reality

+ Video: Sea Prayer: a 360-degree illustrated film by award-winning novelist Khaled Hosseini
(theguardian.com)


"A still from the Guardian’s virtual reality experience Sea Prayer,
written by Khaled Hosseini."

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MOST OVERCROWDED CITIES

Mapped: The world's most overcrowded cities
See the map
(telegraph.co.uk)

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MICROCHIPS

Why are businesses planting microchips in their employees? - 31 August 2017
"Embedded technology can put security details and biometric sensors under workers’ skin. How can businesses adopt this ethically?"

(telegraph.co.uk)

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CANCER / LEUKAEMIA

First cancer gene therapy to treat leukaemia approved by US regulators - 31 August 2017
+ Video: Lymphoblastic leukaemia: Neve's story
(telegraph.co.uk)

Nanomachines that drill into cancer cells killing them in just 60 seconds developed by scientists - with pictures - 31 August 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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PANGOLINS

More than 100 endangered live pangolins seized in Thailand - Article + Video - 31 August 2017
"Thai customs have confiscated 136 live pangolins, the world's most poached animal, and 450 kg of pangolin scales worth £58,000."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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BURNING MAN 2017

Burning Man 2017 in pictures: Dust, paint, mutant vehicles and 70,000 'burners' gather in the desert - 61 pictures - 1 September 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)


Extraterrestrials

Mutant vehicle

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SONG

The Story of O.J. by Jay Z
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS:
"Light nigga, dark nigga, faux nigga, real nigga
Rich nigga, poor nigga, house nigga, field nigga
Still nigga, still nigga..."

(azlyrics.com)

 

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MOST OVERCROWDED ISLANDS

The world's 10 most overcrowded islands - with a map and photos
(telegraph.co.uk)

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CINEMA

Five Superior Fictional Con Artists in Movies - with videos
"The best con men are the ones that make you believe they’re up to no good."

(tvovermind.com)

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01/09/2017


LISTEN: DAILY NEWS

LISTEN: The Telegraph's daily news bulletin for Wednesday 30 August (06:20)
"In the Telegraph's Five by Five briefing for today, Wednesday 30 August, correspondents from across the newsroom report on Theresa May’s response
to Pyongyang’s latest missile launch, the ongoing recovery process in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and the surprise resignation
of Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale."

(telegraph.co.uk)

LISTEN: The Telegraph’s daily news bulletin for Tuesday 29 August (06:08)
"In the Telegraph's Five by Five briefing for today, Tuesday 29 August, correspondents from across the newsroom report on the latest developments
on the Korean peninsula and beyond, the ongoing Brexit negotiations and of course, the long awaited return of the great British bake off to UK television."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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STATUES

Great Interactive For Class Discussion On What To Do With Controversial Statues
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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FLOODS

Houston flood: Chemicals released from Arkema plant - 31 August 2017
"Chemicals have been released into the atmosphere from a flood-damaged plant near the storm-hit US city of Houston, local officials say."

+ Video: A team of volunteer rescuers set out to reach a man spotted clinging to a tree in Hardin Country, Texas
+ Video: The numbers behind Storm Harvey
+ Harvey shuts key pipeline to East Coast
+ US accepts Mexico flood aid offer
+ Why was Houston not evacuated?
+ Hurricane Harvey: The climate link

+ 'Everything is gone'
+ What is it like to be in Houston?
+ In maps: Houston and Texas flooding

(BBC)

Floating fire ants form rafts in Houston floodwaters - with a video - 30 August 2017
"Whole streets in Texas are underwater, and social media has filled with images of clumps of floating fire ants, massed together in a structure
on the surface...
Each raft can contain as many as 100,000 individual ants, which use their waxy, water-resistant bodies to link together around their queen as they travel
in search of a new place to create the tunnels and chambers that make up their nests."

+ Four key effects of the Texas floods
+ Nowhere to go as floodwaters rise

(BBC)

Before and after: images show how Hurricane Harvey swamped Houston - 29 August 2017
(theguardian.com)

Resourceful Dog Walks Away With Bag Of Dog Food After Hurricane Harvey - 26 August 2017
“Must be a Texas dog cause he can survive without help,” one person said.
(huffingtonpost.com)

 

South Asia floods: Mumbai building collapses as monsoon rains wreak havoc - with a map - 31 August 2017
"Flooding across India, Nepal and Bangladesh has left parts of cities underwater with storm moving on to Pakistan, lashing port of Karachi."

(theguardian.com)

Worst monsoon in years kills more than 1,200 across South Asia - Video - 30 August 2017
"Images from Nepal, India and Bangladesh show the devastation inflicted on the region."

(telegraph.co.uk)


 

Scientist: Warming Brings More Rain to Storms like Harvey - Text + Audio + Pictures - 30 August 2017
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CINEMA

Five Devastating Hurricane Scenes in Movies
(tvovermind.com)

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NORTH KOREA

Next target Guam, North Korea says - Article + Pictures + Video - 31 August 2017
(cnn.com)

 

North Korea threatens Japan with ‘destruction’ - 31 August 2017
"North Korea has threatened Japan with destruction for siding with the United States shortly after Pyongyang fired a missile that flew over Japan."
(presstv.ir)

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TRUMP / MEDIA

UN Official Criticizes Trump’s Attacks on News Media - Text + Audio - 30 August 2017
"The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights is warning President Donald Trump’s criticisms of the news media could incite violence against reporters."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Pierre-Ambroise Bosse assault

Pierre-Ambroise Bosse assault: World athletics 800m champion who won gold in London 'brutally attacked' - 31 August 2017
"A world champion runner who won gold at London earlier this month has said he has been attacked by three people in a brutal assault...
The 25-year-old from Nantes was crowned world champion in the men’s 800 metres final at the World Championships earlier in August...
His athletics season has stopped from today, he added."

(standard.co.uk)



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The Hummingbird Whisperer
(YouTube)
"You have to have special observational skills to know these tiny birds by their individual names. But Barboni has watched many of them since they hatched, and some will even come and sit on her fingers. Read more about Barboni and her hummingbird friends at UCLA. -via Nag on the Lake ."
(Neatorama)

 

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FOOD

The flavours that pretend to be something else - 30 August 2017
"If you drink mango juice, you could be forgiven for thinking mango is the main ingredient, but that’s often not true.
Food substitutions to enhance flavour are surprisingly common."

(BBC)

Woman Finds Tiny Frog In Salad, Adopts It As Pet - Article + Video - 28 August 2017
"“I am just happy he survived and I didn’t eat him,” the woman said."
(huffingtonpost.com)

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29/08/2017


DRUGS

More Americans Died From Drugs Than Ever Before - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 28 August 2017
"In 2016, more than 60,000 people died in the United States because of drugs.
That is the highest number of drug deaths and the fastest yearly increase in recorded history.
Early data suggests that deaths from opioids and other drugs will continue to rise in 2017."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRUMP / NORTH KOREA

Trump restores police surplus military equipment scheme - 29 August 2017
"US President Donald Trump has lifted restrictions imposed by Barack Obama on the transfer of surplus military-style equipment to the police.
An executive order provides police with items including bullet-proof helmets and armoured vehicles."

(BBC)

Trump and Abe vow to increase pressure after North Korea fires missile over Japan - with a video - 29 August 2017
"Leaders agreed to call for an emergency meeting of the UN security council to discuss the launch."

+ Video: A brief history of nuclear near-misses
(theguardian.com)

North Korea fires missile over Japan in 'unprecedented threat' - 29 August 2017
"North Korea has fired a missile over Japan in a move Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called an "unprecedented" threat to his country
and US President Donald Trump said was an act of "contempt"."

(BBC)

North Korea missile: 'Most serious missile launch yet' - 29 August 2017
"North Korea has fired a missile over Japan's Hokkaido region, sending residents running for cover."

+ What we know about North Korea's missile programme
+ The North Korea crisis in 300 words

+ Can the US defend itself against North Korea?
+ Video: N Korea's Japan missile: The key questions

(BBC)

North Korea missile triggers Japan warning alarms - VIDEO - 29 August 2017
"Footage on social media appears to show warning alarms which were triggered in parts of Japan, after North Korea fired a missile over the country."

(BBC)

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MAKE-UP

Is there animal fat in your blusher? Why vegan makeup is on the rise - 28 August 2017
"If you avoid meat, dairy and animal derivatives such as wool and leather,
why would you want to tolerate animal cruelty in the products you put on your face?"

(theguardian.com)

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FLOODS

Houston Faces Worsening Flooding Conditions - Text + Audio - 28 August 2017
"On Friday, Harvey, the strongest storm to strike Texas in 50 years, came ashore near Corpus Christi, about 354 km south of Houston.
Schools, airports and office buildings in the fourth largest city in the United States were closed as high waters filled some neighborhoods."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Harvey Causes Unprecedented Rains in Texas - Pictures - 28 August 2017
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BOXING

Floyd Mayweather wins richest fight in boxing history (August 28, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Floyd Mayweather has won what was billed as the fight of the century, and the richest fight in boxing history."
Try the same news story at these easier levels: Boxing - Level 4  or  Boxing - Level 5
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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FOOTBALL

How does a football transfer work? - 29 August 2017
"Every summer, enormous amounts of money change hands as top football clubs vie for the best players. Here’s a rundown of how it all works."

(BBC)

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Causes and Effects of Climate Change | National Geographic - 28 August 2017
"What causes climate change (also known as global warming)? And what are the effects of climate change?
Learn the human impact and consequences of climate change for the environment, and our lives."

(YouTube)

 

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CINEMA

Five Great Movie Scenes involving Waffles - with videos
(tvovermind.com)

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Theodore ROOSEVELT

America's Presidents - Theodore Roosevelt
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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28/08/2017


BIG BEN

How much do you know about Big Ben? - quiz
(qzzr.com)

40 amazing facts about Big Ben – Britain's very own leaning tower
(telegraph.co.uk)

Missing Big Ben? 5 things to do while waiting out the bell's four years of silence
(latimes.com)

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FLOODS

Storm Harvey: Houston battles 'unprecedented' floods - with pictures - 28 August 2017
"The US city of Houston is in the grip of the biggest storm in the history of the state of Texas, officials say."
+ Video: The water rose quickly trapping residents of La Vita Bella care home

(BBC)

In Pictures: Heavy rain causes havoc in Houston - 27 August 2017
(BBC)


"The centre of the storm is estimated at the moment to be about 125 miles away from Houston,
but it is forecast to move closer to the city by Wednesday."

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REFUGEES

Refugees in Palestine: 'Our photos are more powerful than a bullet or gun' – in pictures - 28 August 2017
(theguardian.com)

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ROBOTS

Inside the AI healthcare revolution: meeting the robots that can detect Alzheimer's and depression - with pictures - 28 August 2017
+ Video: How robots are being taught to learn like toddlers
+ Artificial intelligence - A timeline
(telegraph.co.uk)

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BERKELEY

Journalist amid Antifa Berkeley Riots: “Police have completely disappeared … People getting beaten up” - 27 August 2017
- with pictures and videos
(legalinsurrection.com)

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SHARKS

Chinese fishermen caught with ship full of endangered sharks in Galapagos sentenced to prison - 28 August 2017
"The Chinese-flagged Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999 was caught within the protected zone on August 13th with 300 tonnes of fish
-- including some 6,000 sharks, mostly protected species such as the hammerhead and the bigeye thresher...
"Zero tolerance for environmental crimes!" tweeted Ecuador's Environment Minister Tarcisio Granizo."

(shanghaiist.com)
Watch a video
(20minutes.fr)

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William TAFT

William Taft: Heavy - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video
"In some ways, the story of Taft’s presidency is also a story about Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency.
Roosevelt had been president for the eight years before Taft. The two men were friends; Roosevelt was even a mentor to Taft.

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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26/08/2017


BOOKQUEST

Une bookquest (PDF) pour "I Bet You Can 6e",
créée par David Brochier (Ac. Lyon)

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SONG

Sesame Street: El Patito featuring Ernie and Rubber Duckie (Despacito Parody)
"El Patito! That's Spanish for rubber duckie. In this parody of Despacito, Ernie sings about his pal Rubber Duckie.
Use the lyrics below (the video on YouTube) to sing-along! This song never gets old!"

(YouTube)

 

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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

Buckingham Palace suspect was brandishing 4ft sword, police say - 26 August 2017
"A man arrested outside Buckingham Palace on Friday night was brandishing a 4ft sword as he repeatedly shouted "Allahu Akbar", police say."

+ Video captures the police arriving on the scene.
+ Video: Commander Dean Haydon recounts Friday's incident in London

(BBC)

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TRUMP

Trump pardons Joe Arpaio, former sheriff convicted in racial profiling case - 26 August 2017
(theguardian.com)

Controversial Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka out of White House job - 26 August 2017
"Officials say the fringe figure and former Bretibart writer did not resign, amid reports that new chief of staff John Kelly forced Gorka out."

This article was corrected on 26 August 2017. Steve Bannon was Trump’s chief strategist, not his chief of staff.
(theguardian.com)

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NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL

How to make the most of Notting Hill carnival - with photos - 25 August 2017
"‘Let loose – and smile!’ From TV presenter Maya Jama to DJ Barely Legal, carnival regulars share their favourite moments
and give tips on getting the most out of Europe’s largest street party this weekend."

(theguardian.com)

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STREET ART

These Are The Most Colourful Streets in the World - with photos - 18 August 2017
(theculturetrip.com)

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25/08/2017


LESSON

Chile stops mining project to save penguins (August 24, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The government of Chile has rejected plans for a billion-dollar mining project because it would disrupt marine life."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Penguins - Level 4  or  Penguins - Level 5
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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THE MOST EXPENSIVE BOATS

The city that makes the most expensive boats in the world - Article + Pictures + Video - 24 August 2017
"Wandering along the beach in Italy's Viareggio you could be forgiven for thinking it's simply a holiday resort."

+ Video: When it comes to superyachts, the bigger the better
(BBC)

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NORTH KOREA

Collecting North Korea's propaganda art - VIDEO - 24 August 2017
"This South Korean has one of the largest collections of North Korean propaganda art in the world.
Choi Sangkyun has made about 20 trips to the North and met artists there."

(BBC)

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VEGAN FOOD

The chef who’s getting young Londoners to love vegan food - with pictures - 24 August 2017
"Cook Daily is a restaurant in Shoreditch that’s defying the hipster stereotypes and becoming the unofficial headquarters for a new tribe of proud vegan.
We meet chef King Cook to find out how...
A survey released by the Vegan Society in 2016 found a 350% rise in the number of vegans in the UK over the past 10 years;
and 42% of these are aged between 15 and 34."

(theguardian.com)

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NEW SPACESUIT

Elon Musk reveals sleek SpaceX spacesuit for crewed flights in 2018 - 24 August 2017
"With a crewed version of its Dragon cargo capsule in development, the SpaceX chief executive reveals the suits
set to be worn by the company’s astronauts."

(theguardian.com)

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BREXODUS

Brexodus quickens: 122,000 EU citizens leave UK as net migration hits lowest level for three years - 24 August 2017
"The number of EU citizens emigrating from Britain has increased by a third to 122,000 over the past year in the wake of the EU referendum,
new figures have found."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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STREET ART

The street art flourishing in Bangkok - 25 August 2017
"Once rejected, street art is now appearing throughout the city, communicating Thai humour, beauty and social issues to its people.
Jason Lai takes a closer look."

(BBC)

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REFUGEES

Police and refugees clash in Rome - VIDEO - 24 August 2017
"Police using water cannon and batons have clashed with refugees who had occupied a square in the capital Rome.
About 100 refugees had been occupying the square near Rome's main train station since Saturday, when about 800 people were evicted
from an office building they had occupied for several years."

(BBC)

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DEATH PENALTY

Florida executes man with drug never used in lethal injection - 25 August 2017
"Mark Asay, the first white man executed in Florida for killing a black man, is put to death with an anesthetic that some have criticized as unproven."

(theguardian.com)

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VIDEO GAMES

The 11 best games at Gamescom: Mario Odyssey, new Assassin's Creed and more - with photos - 25 August 2017
"The world’s largest video event showcased long-awaited 1930s cartoon-style platformer Cuphead, beast-bludgeoning fantasy Monster Hunterand more."
(theguardian.com)

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CASTLES in WALES

10 of the best castles to take the kids to in Wales - with photos - 23 August 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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CORBYN

Corbyn the barbarian! Labour leader revealed as comic-book hero - 21 August 2017
"Roaming the streets armed with jam, fighting the Maydusa and Daily Mail drones ... after sifting through more than 100 submissions,
an anthology is set to shine a new light on Jeremy Corbyn."

(theguardian.com)

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NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL

After Grenfell: a carnival to remember - with photos - 20 August 2017
"Following the fire at the west London tower block, there were new calls for the Notting Hill carnival to be relocated. But counting down to this year’s event, locals and carnival makers remain adamant that it should stay put – and pay respect to the victims."

+ Video: LOWKEY ft. MAI KHALIL – GHOSTS OF GRENFELL
(theguardian.com)

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BERLIN WALL

The rise and fall of the Berlin Wall - Konrad H. Jarausch - a lesson
(ed.ted.com)

 

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VIDEO

This is exactly how our society kills our creativity - in a breathtaking short film - 30 July 2017
(thepowerofideas.ideapod.com)


"Alike" short film

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LOTTERY

Largest Single US Lottery Payout Gives Winner $759 Million - Text + Audio + Pictures - 24 August 2017
"A very lucky person has won the largest single lottery payout in United States history - $758.7 million."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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23/08/2017


LESSON

Design a mobile phone
"In this lesson, students work together to design the next generation mobile phone.
They should be encouraged to be as imaginative as they can.
This activity can be used for all levels and could be extended to a mini-project for younger students." 

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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TRUMP

Trump says he is willing to 'close government' to build Mexico wall - 23 August 2017
"In his speech, Mr Trump said the Democrats were "putting all of America's safety at risk" by opposing the wall. He said immigration officers
who worked in the area said it was "vital" to stem the flow of illegal immigrants."
+ Video: Donald Trump defends his Charlottesville response, but cuts out a key part

+ Six things that could topple Trump's wall
(BBC)

Trump rules out Afghan troops withdrawal - 22 August 2017
"President Donald Trump has said a hasty US withdrawal from Afghanistan would leave a vacuum for terrorists to fill."

+ Video: "We are not nation building again. We are killing terrorists," President Trump said
+ Trump rhetoric versus Afghan reality
+ Taliban letter to Trump urges withdrawal

(BBC)

Trump Announces New Plan for Afghanistan - Text + Audio - 22 August 2017
"President Donald Trump says that the United States must continue fighting in Afghanistan in a conflict that he once called a “complete waste.”
In a televised speech to the nation, Trump said his “original instinct was to pull out.” But he said he changed his mind after meetings with advisors."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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PESTICIDES

UK condemned over 'shocking' export of deadly weedkiller to poorer countries
"UK accused of double standards as thousands of tonnes of pesticide not authorised for use in EU are produced in Britain for export to developing world."

(theguardian.com)

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RHINO HORNS

The man who wants to sell rhino horns - VIDEO - 23 August 2017
"Global trade in rhino horn is banned under a UN convention, but the first legal auction is due to be held in South Africa.
Rhino breeder John Hume says open trade is the only way to raise vital funds for the species and stop poaching."

(BBC)

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CONFEDERATE STATUES

The battle over Confederate statues – video explainer - 22 August 2017
"Statues of Confederate leaders are being removed from public spaces in several US cities. Hundreds of monuments honouring the losing side
in the civil war could soon be moved or destroyed, prompting an outcry from far-right groups."
+ Toppling statues? Here’s why Nelson’s column should be next

(theguardian.com)

Explainer: Confederate Monuments - VIDEO - 22 August 2017
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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Johnny CASH

What It Takes: Johnny Cash - Text + Audio - 18 August 2017
"What It Takes is a podcast of conversations with well-known people in almost every field. The interviews have been recorded over the past 25 years
by the American Academy of Achievement. They offer life stories of people who have had a huge impact on the world.
They offer insights you can apply to your own life."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LEWIS and GREGORY

Americans Remember Comedians, Activists Lewis and Gregory - Text + Audio - 21 August 2017
"Comedians Jerry Lewis and Dick Gregory died over the weekend. Both were known for their work off the stage and screen."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

RIP Jerry Lewis
11 Facts You May Not Know About Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis' The Nutty Professor
The Day Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Teamed Up 
Jerry Lewis' Flop TV Talk Show
Jerry Lewis' Lost Film: The Day the Clown Cried
Why Do the French Love Jerry Lewis?
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis: Restaurant Owners
(neatorama.com)

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LONDON

London's 18 most surprising attractions - with photos - 22 August 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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21/08/2017


EVALUATION DE LA PARTICIPATION DES ELEVES

Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges) présente un lien sur l'évaluation des élèves :
"Mon premier lien pour cette année porte sur l'évaluation de la participation des élèves disposés en îlots :
http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/for-teachers-only/ilots.html
Je propose deux grilles d'évaluation (une spéciale groupe avec points rouges et verts et une autre individuelle avec barres de participation à noter)."

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BINGE-WATCHING TV

Binge-watching television causes sleep problems (August 20, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"New research shows that binge-watching television can adversely affect your health."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Binge-Watching TV - Level 4  or  Binge-Watching TV - Level 5
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(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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IMMIGRANTS

Detroit Turning to Immigrants to Energize Local Economy - Text + Audio + Video - 20 August 2017
"The former car-building capital of the United States is depending on immigrants to energize the local economy."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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2016 WARMEST YEAR

Study: 2016 Warmest Year on Record - Text + Pictures + Audio + Video + Quiz - 20 August 2017
"Last year, planet Earth was hotter than ever before. A report by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says long-term global warming and an unusually strong El Nino weather pattern combined to make it a record hot year."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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ACID ATTACKS

Man suffers serious injuries in east London acid attack - 21 August 2017
"Eighteen-year-old was reportedly approached in Leyton by moped gang, who sprayed corrosive substance in his face...
There were 455 crimes in London last year where a corrosive substance was used or threatened to be used.
The majority – 60% of cases – were assaults, and a quarter involved acid or another chemical being used in street robbery."

(theguardian.com)

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Jerry LEWIS

Jerry Lewis: US comedian dies aged 91 in Las Vegas - 21 August 2017
"Entertainer Jerry Lewis, one of Hollywood's most successful comedians, has died aged 91."

+ Obituary: Jerry Lewis
+ Video: The BBC's Nick Higham looks at the appeal of Jerry Lewis

(BBC)

Jerry Lewis obituary - 20 August 2017
"Comedian, actor and film-maker who rose to fame in partnership with Dean Martin."

(theguardian.com)


Jerry Lewis in The Nutty Professor, 1963, a reworking of the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde story.

Jerry Lewis dead: Comedy legend dies aged 91 - Article + Pictures - 20 August 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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USA / NORTH KOREA / SOUTH KOREA

South Korea warns North over 'repeated provocation' as US-Seoul war games begin - 21 August 2017
"President Moon Jae-in defends joint military drills and urges Pyongyang not to use them as an excuse to increase tensions."

(theguardian.com)

North Korea warns that US military drills could 'evolve into actual fighting' - 21 August 2017
"Fears are rising that tensions could be reignited between the US and North Korea over war games in South Korea this week,
after Pyongyang warned on Sunday that the military exercise was “adding fuel to the fire”."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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TRUMP

Chris Riddell on Donald Trump’s response to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville
(theguardian.com)

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Steve BANNON

Steve Bannon fired as Trump White House's top strategist - 19 August 2017
"White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is the latest top aide of President Donald Trump to leave his post."

+ Bye Bye Bannon, Washington's second most powerful man
+ Who was Donald Trump's chief strategist?
+ The White House revolving door

+ Video: Some of the people who have resigned or been fired under President Trump
+ The photo that highlights White House turmoil
(BBC)

 

Bannon departs – but ‘Trump whisperer’ could have more influence from outside - 19 August 2017
"Despite his exit from the White House, Trump’s longtime ally retains plenty of power – and a war with Republican leaders in Washington is firmly in his sights."

(theguardian.com)

The turbulent story of Steve Bannon – video profile - 18 August 2017
"Steve Bannon has been a naval officer, an investment banker, a film producer and an executive at Breitbart News. He was made Donald Trump’s chief strategist and was arguably the most influential man in the White House, but has now been removed, ending his highly contentious career at the center of the Trump administration."
+ Steve Bannon removed from White House role
+ Steve Bannon’s work is done. Donald Trump can fire him now
(theguardian.com)

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BOSTON DEMONSTRATIONS

Boston demonstrations: How the day unfolded - VIDEO - 20 August 2017
"Tens of thousands of anti-racism protesters opposed a far-right "Free Speech" rally in the US city of Boston on Saturday. While the day was mostly peaceful, there were minor scuffles between police and protesters, and at least 33 were arrested. Here's how the day unfolded."

(BBC)

Rightwing rally and counter-protest in Boston – in pictures - 20 August 2017
"A Boston rally to mark one week since the Charlottesville far-right event at which an anti-fascist protester was killed
drew thousands of counter-protesters decrying hate speech."

(theguardian.com)

Trump attacks Boston counter-protesters as 'anti-police agitators' - with pictures and a video - 19 August 2017
- Trump tweet likely to revive controversy that followed Charlottesville
- Anti-Nazi protesters dwarfed small group of rightwingers

+ Tens of thousands march against right-wing rally in Boston - aerial video
(theguardian.com)

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FIGHTING THE CIVIL WAR

Why Some Americans Are Still Fighting the Civil War - Text + Audio + Pictures - 18 August 2017
"General Robert E. Lee, who led the Confederate Army during the United States Civil War, died in 1870. But in some ways, he lives today."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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ATTACKS IN SPAIN

Terrorists Again Using Vehicles to Carry Out Attacks - Text + Audio + Pictures - 18 August 2017
"Terrorists used vehicles to carry out attacks this week in Spain. At least 14 people were killed and more than 100 others injured in two attacks."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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KILLER ROBOTS

Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for outright ban of killer robots - 20 August 2017
"Open letter signed by Tesla chief and Alphabet’s Mustafa Suleyman urges UN to block use of lethal autonomous weapons to prevent third age of war."

+ Video: In My Opinion: we should be more afraid of computers than we are
+ The Guardian view on robots as weapons: the human factor
(theguardian.com)


A killer robot from the 2014 remake of Robocop. The open letter read:
‘lethal autonomous weapons will permit armed conflict
to be fought at a scale greater than ever,
and at timescales faster than humans can comprehend.’

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REPORTER'S ARREST

Reporter’s Arrest Increases Concerns about Bangladeshi Law - Text + Audio - 19 August 2017
"Abdul Latif Morol's case puts light on the use of the law against Bangladeshi journalists and the shrinking space for media freedom in the country.
Human rights groups, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have documented secret detentions and harassment of journalists."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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DANGEROUS COUNTRIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Where is the world's most dangerous country for young people? - 21 August 2017
"The widening gap in youth mortality between the developed and developing world is down to traffic accidents, violence and disease,
a new analysis shows."

+ Nine of the 10 most dangerous countries to be a young person are in Africa
+ The US and UK share the same five leading causes of death among young people, though America has the far higher death rate

(theguardian.com)

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ISIS

Number of Isis attacks rose in 2016 despite loss of fighters, report finds
"Counterterrorism officials say terror group has adapted to battlefield setbacks by calling on individuals to carry out ‘lone wolf’ attacks across the world."
(theguardian.com)

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Theodore ROOSEVELT

Theodore Roosevelt: Energetic - Text + Pictures + Audio + Video
"Many Americans like to call him “Teddy” Roosevelt or even “T.R.” These nicknames for the president show that Roosevelt was, in general, popular with the public. He is one of the four presidents whose face can be seen on Mount Rushmore, a memorial to famous U.S. leaders."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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CELLPHONE

New Battery-Free Cellphone Is Powered by Radio Signals - Text + Pictures + Audio + Video - 20 August 2017
"Researchers have built a battery-free cellphone they say can be powered from radio signals or light. A team from the University of Washington believes
the new technology can someday be used in cellphones across the world."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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