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29/09/2017


WOMEN DRIVERS

Saudi Arabia Ends Ban on Women Drivers - Text + Audio - 27 September 2017
"For the first time, Saudi Arabia will give women permission to drive motor vehicles. State media reported on Tuesday that King Salman ordered the change.
Saudi Arabia was the only country to ban women drivers. It did not approve driver’s licenses for women and those who tried to drive were detained."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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RECYCLING

Quiz: What Type of Recycler Are You? - interactive
(mattressonline.co.uk)

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IRREGULAR VERBS

Grammar Quiz #14: Irregular Verbs
"Choose the verb that fills the blank most appropriately."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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QUIZ MAKER

Interactive video quiz maker
- Quick tour of iSLCollective Video Quiz Creator

Video summary:
---WHAT IT IS
The iSLCollective video quiz maker is a free web-based tool that allows teachers to create interactive video quizzes around YouTube and Vimeo videos.
---HOW IT WORKS
It takes 5 minutes to learn. First, teachers choose videos from YouTube or Vimeo. Next they write questions that will pop up throughout the video. They can also add a lesson plan, vocabulary list, and discussion questions. There is an option for teachers to search for already-made video quizzes in our library. These quiz questions can be tailored to meet the needs of their students.
---BENEFITS
First, these quizzes allow teachers to put their focus on their students during class, rather than handling the video. This tool gives them a break from keeping track of video pauses, printing the questions beforehand, etc. In addition, the interactivity and gamification adds playfulness to video work - with various play modes (e.g. the classic Casino game where you bet on the right answer) and features like the tapping game where students tap on objects seen in the paused video screen. It’s a great homework tool as well!

- Video lessons
(en.islcollective.com)

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HURRICANE MARIA

Puerto Rico Struggling with Shortages of Basic Supplies - Text + Audio + Pictures - 28 September 2017
"The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico continues to suffer with shortages of food, water, medicine and other supplies."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Lloyd’s of London starts paying out $4.5bn of Harvey and Irma claims - 28 September 2017
"Insurance market says it is still working out its liability for Hurricane Maria, earthquake in Mexico and Asian typhoons."

(theguardian.com)

In pictures: Dominica's desolation 'beyond imagination' - 27 September 2017
"Gemma Handy travelled to Dominica to document the damage caused by Hurricane Maria to the island."

(BBC)

Intermediate English - Hurricanes - activities
(esolcourses.com)

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REFUGEES

Rohingya refugee boat capsizes, leaving more than 60 presumed dead - 29 September 2017
"UN migration agency says Rohingya Muslims were trying to escape Myanmar when vessel overturned in rough waters."

(theguardian.com)

Surge in migration to Greece fuels misery in refugee camps - 29 September 2017
"Reception centres vastly overstretched as more than 200 people arrive every day, 40% of them children."

(theguardian.com)

US Government Cuts Refugee Admissions to Historic Lows - Text + Audio + Pictures - 28 September 2017
"The Trump administration said in a report to Congress Wednesday that the U.S. plans to admit no more than 45,000 refugees during the coming year.
That would be the smallest number in more than 35 years."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MARS

Mars City: Human missions to space colony will start in 2024, Elon Musk says - 29 September 2017
"Humans could travel to Mars as early as 2024 with the aim of building a colony on the red planet, Elon Musk has claimed."

(telegraph.co.uk)


A SpaceX illustration of how Mars City could look

Elon Musk: SpaceX can colonise Mars and build moon base - 29 September 2017
"Musk says project codenamed BFR would also allow commercial travel to anywhere on Earth in under an hour."

+ Future long-haul flights could take 30 minutes, says Elon Musk - video
+ Video: If I die on Mars: meet the people on a mission to be first on the red planet ... and stay there

(theguardian.com)

Elon Musk: we can launch a manned mission to Mars by 2024 – video - 29 September 2017
"Elon Musk gives an update on the progress SpaceX, his commercial space agency, is making on interplanetary space travel.
Musk tells the audience that he believes a cargo mission to Mars will be possible by 2022, with a manned mission following in 2024.
He envisages the creation of an inhabited city on the planet, with up to 100 people able to travel to the base per trip."

(theguardian.com)

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ROCKET

Elon Musk plans London to New York rocket flights in 29 minutes - 29 September 2017
"Elon Musk has revealed proposals for one of his most ambitious projects to date - intercontinental rocket flights for passengers that will take under half an hour."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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AI

Deus ex machina: former Google engineer is developing an AI god - 28 September 2017
"Way of the Future, a religious group founded by Anthony Levandowski, wants to create a deity based on artificial intelligence for the betterment of society."

(theguardian.com)


Are you there God? It’s me, robot.

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NATIONAL PARKS

Smokejumpers: life as an elite US Forest Service firefighter - 29 September 2017
"The elite USFS firefighters parachute into remote areas to combat wildfires. Landing in the forest and working with airdropped equipment,
they often remain there for days. Photographer Cole Barash joined the men and women protecting the national parks for his new book."

(theguardian.com)

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BANNED NUMBERS

A brief history of banned numbers - Alessandra King
View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-brief-history-of-banned-numbers-alessandra-king
(YouTube)

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27/09/2017


STAR CITIZEN

Star Citizen - L'importance de l'Anglais
(YouTube)

 

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NATIONAL PARK BAN

National park ban saved 2m plastic bottles – and still Trump reversed it - 26 September 2017
- Trump administration reversed ban in August despite environmental protest
- Activists say plastic is biggest threat to environment after climate change

(theguardian.com)

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HURRICANE MARIA

Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria – in pictures - 26 September 2017
"Puerto Rico has been battling dangerous floods sparked by Hurricane Maria, with a number of residents still trapped in their homes.
The island’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, described the storm as the most devastating in a century after 33 people died
and the US territory’s electricity and telecoms infrastructure were destroyed."

(theguardian.com)

 

Hurricane Maria Knocks Out Power across Puerto Rico - PICTURES - 21 September 2017
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THE BATTLE FOR RAQQA

The battle for Raqqa: US-backed forces fight to clear Islamic State from Syrian city, in pictures - 26 September 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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Rohingya Crisis

Myanmar Struggles with Rohingya Crisis - Text + Audio + Map - 21 September 2017
"Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya have been displaced in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state. The violence started
when a Muslim extremists attacked police positions, but the military has answered with a destructive campaign against the ethnic group."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LESSON

London bomber buys bomb parts from Amazon (September 25, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"U.K. police have said a man who put a bomb on a London subway train bought most of the parts for the bomb online."
Try the same news story at these easier levels: London Subway - Level 0London Subway - Level 1  or  London Subway - 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 :-)

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TRUMP / NORTH KOREA

North Korea Claims US Has Declared War - Text + Audio - 25 September 2017
"North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho says the United States has declared war on his country. Ri made the statement to reporters in New York City on Monday.
He added that his country would take counter-actions, including shooting down American warplanes."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

‘Rocket Man’ Vs. ‘Dotard’ in War of Words - 22 September 2017
"A war of words is rising between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The two leaders have been exchanging unusually personal insults as international pressure on North Korea grows."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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IMMIGRATION BAN

Trump Extends New Travel Restrictions to Eight Countries - Text + Audio - 25 September 2017
"U.S. President Donald Trump signed a document extending restrictions on Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.
Three new countries face bans for the first time: Chad, North Korea and Venezuela.
The document says the countries named have not done enough to share information."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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VIDEO GAMES

EGX 2017: our 12 favourite games from the UK's biggest video game event - with pictures and videos - 26 September 2017
"From mystery boxes to smashing tanks, here are the epic multiplayer games and offbeat indie titles that held our attention."

(theguardian.com)


Jettomero, a robot on a quest to protect humanity.

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LUXURIOUS PRIVATE JET

The world's most luxurious private jet? On board the groundbreaking Crystal Skye - with pictures - 26 September 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)


The restaurant and bar area aboard Crystal Skye

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THE TREE OF LANGUAGES

This Beautiful Infographic Illustrates The Tree Of Languages
(neatorama.com)

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PREFIX

The Prefix “Hypo” and Related Words
(dailywritingtips.com)

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Herbert HOOVER

Herbert Hoover
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 


Herbert Hoover: Blamed - Text + Audio + Video + Listening Quiz
"Hoover was president for the early years of what Americans call the Great Depression.
During those years, the United States economy slid into a severe recession. Many banks and businesses failed.
At times, nearly one in four people in the U.S. workforce were unemployed."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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ROBOT

Robot Leads Orchestra in Performance - Text + Audio + Video - 23 September 2017
"In Italy, a robot was programmed to copy the movements of an orchestra conductor. It led an orchestra while a famous singer performed."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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CINEMA

Festival Spotlight: JR’s “Ellis”
(newyorker.com)

Ellis - The film tells the story of the forgotten times, immigrants who built America.
The film shows an abandoned Ellis Island Hospital complex, where many memories of immigrants associated with this place.

(Wikipedia)

Ellis - trailer - starring Robert De Niro
(vimeo.com)


The Importance of Fog in Film - an infographic
(vapingman.co.uk)

The Top Five Homeless Characters in Movies - with VIDEOS
tvovermind.com

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LIBRARIES

26 Facts about Libraries - mental_floss List Show Ep. 518
(YouTube)

 

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Edgar POE

'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' by Edgar Allen Poe, Part Two - Text + Audio + Video + Quiz
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' by Edgar Allan Poe, Part Two - Video
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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25/09/2017


POETRY

Poetry prescriptions: verse to cure all ills
"The idea of poetry on prescription was born at the Port Eliot festival in July, where Sieghart was presenting a new anthology, Winning Words:
Inspiring Poems for Everyday Life
, which aims to take poetry out of the bookcase and place it firmly at the centre of everyday life."

(theguardian.com)



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TATTOOS

London's International Tattoo Festival – in pictures - 25 September 2017
"The 13th annual International London Tattoo Convention, which showed off the best of eastern and western styles,
took place at Tobacco Dock in the East End of London at the weekend."

(theguardian.com)

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21/09/2017

HARRY POTTER (now on Rescol 2)

 
CONTENTS:

Activities Pronunciation
Cartoons Resources
Cinema Songs
Facts Videos
Games Vocabulary
Lesson plans Webquests
Listening  

 


ACTIVITIES

The Sorting Hat Ceremony
- Activités créées par Emmanuelle el Massouadi (Ac. Rouen) :
"Voici ce que j'ai préparé pour mes 2 classes de 6ème Potter et 6ème Dumbledore afin de déterminer leurs Maisons."

- Griffindor (pdf)
- Hufflepuff (pdf)
- Ravenclaw (pdf)
- Slitherin (pdf)
- Sorting hat quiz (pdf)

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AUSTRALIA

Cyril Dussuchaud vous propose un travail sur l'Australie.
"Il s'agit d'un Prezi que j'ai fait pour niveaux 3èmes/2ndes avec une fiche de travail balisée A2/A2+ mais modifiable."

 

Cyril Dussuchaud vous propose également un Prezi sur l'Irlande (Nouveau lien!).

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MEXICO QUAKE

Rescue Work Continues after Mexico City Earthquake - Text + Audio - 20 September 2017
"The earthquake hit less than two weeks after another quake killed more than 90 people in southern Mexico. U.S. scientists say the two quakes appeared to be unrelated."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Mexico: Huge earthquake topples buildings, killing more than 200 - with pictures and videos - 20 September 2017
"A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 200 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City."

+ Video: Moments after the earthquake hit
+ Video: The strong quake was felt in the capital, Mexico City

(BBC)

Deadly quake rocks Mexico - with a video - 20 September 2017

Quake aftermath in pictures

(BBC)

Mexico quake - Pictures - 19 September 2017
(20minutes.fr)

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AT THE UNITED NATIONS

North Korea says Trump speech is 'a dog's bark' - 21 September 2017
"North Korea's top diplomat has called US President Donald Trump's speech to the UN "the sound of a barking dog"."

(BBC)

Trump's first UN speech met with criticism from some leaders - 20 September 2017
"Donald Trump's first major speech at the United Nations has been denounced by some of the member nations he singled out for criticism...
The US president included Iran among "a small group of rogue regimes", and said the US would "totally destroy" North Korea if forced to do so."

+ Video: Which 'rogue states' are in Trump's new axis of evil?
+ Video: Trump: 'Rocket Man's suicide mission'

+ Key messages from Donald Trump's speech
+ Trump's contradictions
(BBC)

Trump Targets North Korea, Iran, Venezuela in UN Speech - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 19 September 2017
+ Video: Trump Warns North Korea
"The U.S. President tried to explain his policy of America first to the 193 member states of the U.N.
He also spoke strongly against North Korea’s military threats saying the result would be to “totally destroy” the country."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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NORTH KOREA

Despite Sanctions, South Korea Plans to Send Aid to North - Text + Audio - 19 September 2017
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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FOOD

Food in a fragile world - with photos - 19 September 2017
(BBC)

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HURRICANE MARIA

Hurricane Maria Strikes Puerto Rico - PHOTOS - 20 September 2017
"Hurricane Maria pounded eastern Puerto Rico after making landfall Wednesday as a powerful Category."

Category 4 storm that forecasters described as "extremely dangerous."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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PARSONS GREEN BOMBING

Parsons Green bombing: police search south London house - 21 September 2017
"Officers search Thornton Heath property following arrest of 17-year-old boy around midnight, bringing total in custody to six."

(BBC)

Parsons Green bombing: police make two more arrests in south Wales - 20 September 2017
"Five people are now in custody after two men aged 30 and 48 were held in Newport by police investigating London tube attack."

(theguardian.com)

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ISIS

UN: Islamic State Expands Activities to Seven Afghan Provinces - Text + Audio - 20 September 2017
"A United Nations report says Afghanistan’s version of the Islamic State group has expanded its activities to all seven provinces in the country."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THE QUEEN

All the comforts of one's home: Rare glimpse of Queen's life at Balmoral explained - with photos - 21 September 2017
(telegraph.co.uk)

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GRAND JURY

Explainer: Grand Jury
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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