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19/09/2017


STAR CITIZEN

 

Star Citizen - Roberts Space Industries

"$154,000,000 USD later (As of Sept July 19, 2017), Star Citizen is one of the largest crowdfunded projects in the world and it continues to steadily grow."
(starcitizen.tools)

'Star Citizen' Lumbers Into 2017 With $141 Million In Crowdfunding - 9 January 2017
"Forget Half-Life 3, Star Citizen is officially gaming’s most perplexing, compelling mystery release at this point. While HL3 is more a question if Valve ever feels like making video games again, Star Citizen is another animal entirely, a game that’s very publicly in development with a practically unlimited budget thanks to a never-ending army of crowdfunding backers buying virtual spaceships that either don’t exist yet, or can’t be used in a fully-fledged game..."

(forbes.com)

Star Citizen 101 – What Is Star Citizen? - 7 March 2014
"If there is one game that can be heralded as the current champion of crowdfunding, it’s Star Citizen.
At the time of writing, the game has reached almost $40,000,000 in donated funds."

(cliqist.com)

Star Citizen 101 – Player Roles - 8 April 2014
"Ask yourself: what kind of job is right for you? Perhaps you could be a trader...
pirates... military escort... smuggler... banker... businessman..."

(cliqist.com)

Star Citizen 101 – Choosing Your First Ship - 2 May 2014
(cliqist.com)


RSI Contellation

MISC-Starfarer
Drake Cutlass
(That's mine!)

 

CONCEPT - Anvil Aerospace – HYGEIA – mobile medical and repair facility
"The Hygeia Class mobile repair and medical facility was commishioned by the UEE for service behind the front lines.
Damaged ships, if still capable would jump to a protected convoy of these repair ships for immediate repair
and if necessary medical treatment of any wounded personel..."

(YouTube)

 

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HURRICANE MARIA

Hurricane Maria 'devastates' Dominica: PM - 19 September 2017
"Dominica has suffered "widespread damage" from Hurricane Maria, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says."

+ Video: Footage from Martinique shows early devastating winds
+ Video: Hurricane Maria tracks towards Puerto Rico
+ Watch: The islanders caught between hurricanes

(BBC)

Hurricane Maria to become major storm near Caribbean islands - 18 September 2017
"Maria is expected to become a dangerous major hurricane as it nears the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean."
+ Video: A BBC team visited Caribbean islands that have been devastated by Hurricane Irma

(BBC)

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TRUMP

Trump to UN: confront North Korea and Iran or risk being 'bystanders in history' - 19 September 2017
"In a speech likely to draw comparisons with George W Bush’s ‘axis of evil’, the president will tell nations they must confront the twin threat to global security."

+ Donald Trump calls for reform of 'outdated' United Nations – video
+ Video: Kim Jong-un ‘begging for war’ says US ambassador to UN
(theguardian.com)

It’s Not So Surprising That Trump Will Stay in the Paris Climate Deal - 18 September 2017
(slate.com)

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MIGRANTS

The waiting game: Life in a north Italy migrant camp - with pictures - 16 September 2017
"About 100,000 people have arrived on Italian shores this year, after making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean from Libya."
(BBC)

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SLAVERY

Latest figures reveal more than 40 million people are living in slavery - 19 September 2017
"Forced marriage is included for first time in worldwide statistics that show ‘money and debt’ to be at the heart of the exploitation."

+ Gallery
+ Video: Why are millions of people still trapped in slavery? – video

(theguardian.com)

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CARTOONS

European Parliament censors exhibition of political cartoons
(guengl.eu)

 

MEPs censor anti-EU cartoons from European Parliament exhibition - 18 September 2017
"Anti-EU cartoons about Brexit and the Greek crisis have been censored from an exhibition in the European Parliament by MEPs,
sparking a row over free speech in Brussels."

(telegraph.co.uk)
More cartoons
(express.co.uk)


The offending Brexit cartoon, marked with the censor's X

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UK FAMILY LIFE

Together: a photographic study of UK family life - 18 September 2017
(theguardian.com)

 

No place like home – in pictures - 18 September 2017
"No Place Like Home is a photography and audio project by London-based photographer Jonathan Donovan.
Each story explores what it is like to live in London, and asks what constitutes a home in this febrile environment."

(theguardian.com)


"Jack is in his second year of living on his narrowboat. A “continuous cruiser”,
he has no permanent mooring and so stays on the move."

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BANKSY

Two new Banksy artworks appear on wall of Barbican centre - 17 September 2017
"Murals, inspired by upcoming exhibition of work by artist Jean-Michael Basquiat, confirmed as genuine on artist’s Instagram."

(theguardian.com)

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Calvin COOLIDGE

Calvin Coolidge: Silent - Text + Audio + Video + Listening Quiz
"Today we are talking about Calvin Coolidge. He was the vice president under Warren Harding.
When Harding died suddenly a little more than two years into his term, Coolidge became president."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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CONFEDERATE STATUES

The Last confederate Statues part 4
+ Part 1 + Part 2 + Part 3
(YouTube)

 

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"HYPER"

The Prefix “Hyper” and Related Words
"Words with the Greek prefix hyper– (meaning “above,” “beyond,” or “over”) are listed and defined in this post.
(A subsequent post will focus on words with the antonymic prefix hypo.)"

(dailywritingtips.com)

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17/09/2017


NEWS BULLETINS - AUDIO

5x5 bulletin for Friday 15 September: Listen to today's essential news from the Telegraph (05:55)
"In the Telegraph's Five by Five briefing for today, Friday 15 September, correspondents from across the newsroom report on the bucket bomb that was detonated on a packed London Underground train at Parsons Green, the US calling on China and Russia to take 'direct action’ on North Korea, and the fiery end of Cassini groundbreaking mission to Saturn."

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I BET YOU CAN 6ème

I Bet You Can 6ème - Comment activer son manuel en ligne
(languesvivantes.eklablog.net)

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BANKSY

Banksy gives £205,000 to human rights and anti-arms trade groups - 16 September 2017
"Street artist donates funds raised from auction of latest work to Campaign Against Arms Trade and Reprieve."

(theguardian.com)

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ENGLISH

Why English is Important
"From time to time English teachers contact me and ask if I can write or record something that will motivate their students to work on their English.
Here’s what I told a group of students from Siberia whose teacher reached out to me."

(blog.thelinguist.com)

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WORLD HUNGER

'Alarm bells we cannot ignore': world hunger rising for first time this century - 15 September 2017
"UN agencies warn conflict and climate change are undermining food security, causing chronic undernourishment
and threatening to reverse years of progress."

+ Why do people still go hungry? – video
+ 11% of the world's population were undernourished in 2016
(theguardian.com)

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IRMA

Irma: Apocalypse and the aftermath - Video (11:13) - 16 September 2017
"Irma, a category five hurricane, devastated Caribbean islands when it made landfall last week - a BBC team has been on the ground since the storm."

(BBC)

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REFUGEES

Rohingya crisis: 'Last chance' for Aung San Suu Kyi - with pictures and videos - 17 September 2017
"Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has "a last chance" to halt an army offensive that has forced hundreds of thousands
of the mainly Muslim Rohingya to flee abroad, the UN head has said."
+ Video: Antonio Guterres told the BBC he feared an 'absolutely horrible' tragedy
+ Video: The BBC's Jonathan Head went on a government-organised trip to Rakhine state last week

+ Watch: Who are the Rohingya?
+ Video: The BBC's Fergal Keane spoke to Buddhists in Myanmar's second city, Mandalay

(BBC)

Rohingyas - Exodus - 15 pictures
(20minutes.fr)

 

Fresh fears for newborn babies as Rohingyas’ plight worsens - 17 September 2017
"Aid agencies in camps are overwhelmed as family tragedies unfold on Myanmar’s border...
More than 400 babies have been born in the no man’s land between the borders of Bangladesh and Myanmar in the past 15 days
as 400,000 Rohingya people have fled from the violence, house burnings and gunfire in Rakhine state. "

(theguardian.com)

Starting from scratch in Uganda - with pictures and a video - 15 September 2017
"The country that took in the most refugees in the world last year was Uganda. It is said to have one of the most generous refugee policies in the world,
even giving new arrivals their own land. But how do you turn a plot of bush into a home, with nothing more than a machete?"

+ Video: Uganda's refugee policy in numbers
(BBC)

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PARSONS GREEN BOMBING

Parsons Green: Second arrest over Tube bombing - 17 September 2017
"A second man has been arrested in connection with Friday's attack on a London Tube train, police said."
+ Video: The Home Secretary says the second arrest suggests the attacker was 'not a lone wolf'
+ Video: "An officer banged on the door quite severely and said 'Out now you've got two minutes'"

(BBC)

Parsons Green bombing: police arrest man and raid Surrey house - 16 September 2017
"Armed police raid address in Sunbury as home secretary Amber Rudd hails arrest at port of Dover as very significant."

+ London tube bombing: Amber Rudd says Dover arrest is 'very significant' – video
+ Theresa May: terror threat level raised to critical after London tube blast – video
+ 'A fireball singed my hair': what Parsons Green witnesses saw – video report

(theguardian.com)

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NORTH KOREA

North Korea says military 'equilibrium' with US is its final goal - with pictures and a video - 16 September 2017
"North Korea said Saturday it was seeking military "equilibrium" with the United States as leader Kim Jong-Un vowed to complete Pyongyang's nuclear programme."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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TRUMP

Tiger fur-lined robes... what do Saudi gifts to Trump mean? - 14 September 2017
"During his first foreign visit as president, Mr Trump attended an Arab Islamic Summit in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, where King Salman bestowed to him a stockpile of gifts including multiple swords, daggers, leather ammo holders and holsters, beaded and gold-embroidered dresses, dozens of Shemagh head scarves and other traditional Arab garments, leather sandals, perfumes and artwork."

+ Some of the Saudi gifts to Trump
(BBC)

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SNIFFER DOGS

First sniffer dogs trained to help find paedophiles, terrorists and fraudsters - 15 September 2017
"Tweed, a springer spaniel, and Rob, a black labrador, learning to help UK police detect hidden data devices."

(theguardian.com)

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BULLFIGHTING

Spanish province moves to ban bullfighting, defying Madrid's conservative government - 24 July 2017
"Spain's conservative government has previously declared bullfighting a 'cultural asset'

(independent.co.uk)

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TATTOO

Exclusive interview: Andre Gray reveals the story behind his extraordinary tattoo - 15 September 2017
"Andre Gray’s new tattoo took nine eight-hour sessions to have inked on to his back, but has been three years in the making."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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MUSEUMS

42 incredible museums to visit in your lifetime - with images and videos
(telegraph.co.uk)

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AIRPORTS

Everything you need to know about the world's greatest airport - 17 September 2017
"Singapore Changi, the airport serving the Singapore F1 today, was named best in show at the World Airport Awards earlier this year,
picking up the top gong for the fifth consecutive year."

+ The world's 10 best airports
+ What makes Changi so special?
+ Is it the busiest airport in the world?
+ The busiest airports in the world
+ The busiest for international passengers
+ How can I fly there?
+ What is its busiest route?
+ Changi in numbers
(telegraph.co.uk)

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Edgar POE

'The Murders in the Rue Morgue,' by Edgar Allen Poe, Part One - Text + Video
"Detectives are men and women whose job it is to solve crimes like murder. There are many famous detectives, but in the real world and in stories.
Enjoy what many consider to be the first big detective story in the first of five parts of this classic American short story by Edgar Allen Poe."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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MUSIC

The True Stories of 5 Classic Railway Tunes - with videos
1. “I’VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD”
2. “DOWNTOWN TRAIN”
3. “BALLAD OF JOHN HENRY”
4. "RHAPSODY IN BLUE"
5. “CRAZY TRAIN”

(neatorama.com)

Delta Blues: The Birth of American Music - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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15/09/2017


SONG

I bet you can 6ème, Unit 1 : chanson "Who are you?"
"Voici un petit matching exercise (odt) que j'ai composé pour ne pas faire "que" chanter la chanson "Who are you?", (I bet you can, Unit 1, Rhyme time)."

Exercice créé par Corinne Desloges (Ac. Reims)

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LONDON UNDERGROUND BLAST

Full report: Eighteen people injured after London tube explosion - 15 September 2017
(theguardian.com)

Live: Parsons Green Tube explosion - with pictures and videos - 15 September 2017
+ Video: Tube explosion: Hundreds of detectives working on blast probe
+ Video: Witness describes 'smell of burning' at Parsons Green

+ Watch: Witness describes 'sheer pandemonium and panic'
+ Video: Parsons Green: 'Passengers said there was a wall of flame'

+ Watch: People evacuated from Tube train near Parsons Green station
+ Video: London Tube train: 'Explosion' reports from passengers

(BBC)

Parsons Green: London Underground blast is terror incident - with pictures and videos - 15 September 2017
"An "improvised explosive device" was detonated on a Tube train in south-west London during Friday's rush hour, Scotland Yard has confirmed...
Eighteen people have been taken to hospital mostly with burn injuries.
The blast, on an eastbound District Line train from Wimbledon, is being treated as terrorism, police said."
+ Video: Footage shows a burning bag on board the Tube carriage at Parsons Green station

+ Video: Peter Crowley: 'There was a fireball above my head'
+ Video: Witnesses describe tube 'explosion' at Parsons Green
+ Video: BBC presenter Sophie Raworth was near Parsons Green station minutes after the incident happened

(BBC)

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NEWS BULLETIN - AUDIO

5x5 bulletin for Thursday 14 September: Listen to today's essential news from the Telegraph (05:19)
"In the Telegraph's Five by Five briefing for today, Thursday 14 September, correspondents from across the newsroom report on the court hearing
of the lorry driver who killed eight on the M1, a strong hint from the Bank of England that it will raise interest rates, and the roll-out of a new £10 note."

5x5 bulletin for Wednesday 13 September: Listen to today's essential news from the Telegraph (06:18)
"In the Telegraph's Five by Five briefing for today, Wednesday 13 September, correspondents from across the newsroom report on the launch
of the iPhone X, the latest from the European Parliament and the new announcements from the international motor show."

5x5 bulletin for Tuesday 12 September: Listen to today's essential news from the Telegraph (05:26)
"In the Telegraph's Five by Five briefing for today, Tuesday 12 September, correspondents from across the newsroom report on NHS fears
of the worst flu season in history, the vote for the Great Repeal Bill, and the suspected murder of TV star John Michie's daughter."

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SPACE

BURN OUT | Animation Short Film 2017 - GOBELINS
(vimeo.com)

The 25 Best Space Movies, Ranked
(theringer.com)

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NORTH KOREA

Tillerson on North Korea: Russia and China must take 'direct action' over missile launch - 15 September 2017
"Japanese PM says Pyongyang has ‘no bright future’ and calls for UN security council meeting after projectile flew over island of Hokkaido."

(theguardian.com)

North Korea missile: South Korea responds with drill - 15 September 2017
"South Korea's military said the missile reached an estimated altitude of about 770km (478 miles) and travelled 3,700km before landing in the sea off Hokkaido."

(BBC)

North Korea fires second ballistic missile over Japan - with pictures and videos - 15 September 2017
"North Korea has fired a ballistic missile across Japan, creating new tension in the region after its nuclear bomb test less than two weeks ago."

(BBC)

North Korea threatens to sink Japan and turn US to 'ashes and darkness' - 14 September 2017
"Tokyo condemns ‘absolutely unacceptable’ provocation, as Pyongyang reacts to imposition of new UN sanctions following missile tests."

+ UN Security Council steps up sanctions against N Korea – video
(theguardian.com)

Watch South Korea's new Taurus cruise missile hits target in stark warning to Kim Jong-Un - with pictures and a video - 13 September 2017
"Watch as South Korea's new Taurus cruise missile hits target."

(telegraph.co.uk)

Will New UN Measures Get North Korea to Change? - Text + Audio - 12 September 2017
"The U.N. Security Council voted 15 to 0 to approve new restrictions against North Korea.
They include a reduction in oil supplies and a ban on natural gas imports and textiles exports.
The measures support U.S. efforts to put “maximum pressure” on the North."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

North Korea threatens US with 'greatest pain' after UN sanctions - 12 September 2017
"North Korea has threatened the United States with the "greatest pain" it has ever suffered following new sanctions imposed by the United Nations."

+ Video: Was your T-shirt made in North Korea?
+ Video: How would war with North Korea unfold?

(BBC)

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HURRICANE IRMA

UK to provide further £25m aid to Hurricane Irma-hit BVI and Anguilla - 13 September 2017
"Theresa May announces extra funds after Boris Johnson visit to British overseas territories and shakes off criticism over response."

(theguardian.com)

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ROHINGYA

Rohingya in humanitarian crisis, says UN (September 15, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The United Nations has said Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are facing a ''catastrophic'' humanitarian situation."
Try the same news story at these easier levels: The Rohingya - Level 0The Rohingya - Level 1  or  The Rohingya - Level 2
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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RAINFOREST DISASTER

Chocolate industry drives rainforest disaster in Ivory Coast - with pictures and a video - 13 September 2017
Exclusive: "As global demand for chocolate booms, ‘dirty’ beans from deforested national parks have entered big business supply chains."

+ ‘Once this was all trees, but they burned them to plant cocoa’: the ruin of West Africa’s rainforest
+ Video: Ivory Coast deforestation
(theguardian.com)

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DACA

What is Daca and who are the Dreamers? - 14 September 2017
"Here is everything you need to know about the program that gives temporary protection to undocumented migrants who arrived in the US as children."

+ Trump says he’s ‘fairly close’ to deal with Democrats to protect ‘Dreamers’
(theguardian.com)

Asian-American Lawmakers Fight to Keep ‘Dreamers’ in US - Text + Audio - 14 September 2017
"As President Trump plans to end the DACA program, political leaders that represent immigrants from Asia and the Pacific join the fight to defend it."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRUMP / RUSSIA

US Orders Agencies to Remove Russian Company’s Security Products - Text + Audio - 14 September 2017
"The United States has barred federal agencies from using software made by Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MODELS

What is it really like to work as a fashion model? Share your stories - 12 September 2017
"As fashion week events take place from New York to Milan, we want to hear from those who work in the industry about pay and conditions."

(theguardian.com)

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ISIL

More than 50 killed in twin car bomb and gun attack claimed by Isil in south Iraq - 14 September 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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SNOW LEOPARD

Snow leopard no longer 'endangered' - 14 September 2017
"Has the chilling threat of extinction worn off at last for the long-endangered snow leopard?
Not exactly - but the iconic big cats' conservation status has been improved from "endangered" to "vulnerable"."

(BBC)

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LESSON

The Other Side of the Door: What If - a lesson with a movie segment
"This is a scary movie and this scene is really intriguing. I hope you like it...
What if is usually used in the beginning of a question, when we ask about the consequences of an action.
We use what if here to indicate present or future situations."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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COLLEGE

Honest College Tour - 12 September 2017
(YouTube)

 

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VIDEO

Vagabond
"Graduation film from The Animation Workshop/VIA UC: Following his dog’s kidnapper through a relentlessly moving city,
the warmhearted vagabond Dio discovers how far society has gone to keep up its pace."

(YouTube)
"This awesome animated short was created by a team of third year Character Animation and CG Arts students at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark."

(Neatorama)

 

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