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SEPTEMBER 2018 - PART 2 - NEW SITES

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

= BACK TO SCHOOL!

+ SUMMER HOLIDAYS

03 - Labor Day (USA)
07 - Grandparents' Day
08 - World Literacy Day
10 - Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
11 - September 11, 2001 - Patriot Day
13 - Roald Dahl Day
17 - Constitution Day
21 - International Day of Peace
22 - AUTUMN / FALL
22 - World Carfree Day
24 - National Punctuation Day
26 - European Day of Languages
26 - International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
+ Nuclear page
30 - World Maritime Day



09/09/2018


SEQUENCE

Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges) présente :
Une courte séquence en groupes de niveau - A1/A1+ comprenant de la C.O., de la C.E., un jeu à faire classe entière ainsi que des applications.
Il s'agit de faire découvrir la chanson des Beatles 'All Together Now !' à partir de 5 documents permettant un travail différencié :
http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/teachers-zone-6eme/beatles.html

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ART

Bodypainting
"L'artiste allemand Johannes Stoetter Art va vous éblouir avec ses camouflages... Admirez !"

(facebook.com)

 

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TEACHING IN AMERICA

The disturbing truth about teaching in America - 7 September 2018
"'I've had hungry students who couldn't concentrate; I've filed tax returns for kids' parents.
You're the only adult they trust – the only adult that talks to them like they're a person': a perspective of life as a teacher in two different US states."

(YouTube)

 

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Rise for Climate: thousands to march across US to protest environment crisis - 8 September 2018
"Protests will be spearheaded by march in San Francisco on Saturday ahead of a climate change summit in the city next week"

(theguardian.com)

Hundreds of thousands expected to join global climate marches this weekend - 7 September 2018
"Protests against politicians’ failure to tackle the environmental crisis will take place in more than 90 countries"

(theguardian.com)



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CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE

California wildfire devastates 34 square miles of land - 7 September 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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MOZAMBIQUE'S NATIONAL PARK

Healing the scars of war: the women rebuilding Mozambique's national park
"In the heart of central Mozambique, Gorongosa park was destroyed in the crossfire of the country's civil war.
Now women are leading the way in its restoration, helping to heal the scars left by the conflict and inspiring young girls from the surrounding communities,
through an education programme that offers them the promise of a brighter future."

(YouTube)

 

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HILARIOUS POSTCARDS

20 hilarious postcards that reveal the great British holidaymaker in all their glory - 7 September 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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POEM

Welcome Back to School
(poetry4kids.com)

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VIDEOS

Nike - Dream Crazy
"Don’t ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they’re crazy enough."

(YouTube)

 

Colin Kaepernick: Donald Trump criticises Nike after advert, saying NFL is 'hard to watch' - 5 September 2018
"US President Donald Trump has criticised sportswear company Nike following its decision to use Colin Kaepernick as the face of a new campaign.
Kaepernick was the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem to highlight racial injustice."

+ #JustBurnIt - Nike suffers backlash over ad campaign
+ Williams fights back to reach semi-finals

+ Kaepernick: From one man kneeling to a movement dividing a country
(BBC)



Nike uses NFL protest player in ad campaign (September 08, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The sportswear maker Nike has announced it will use American football player Colin Kaepernick in its advertising campaign."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Colin Kaepernick - Level 4  or  Colin Kaepernick - 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)


Generation Voice is here
(YouTube)

 

Welcome Back
"When Tiger plays golf, the world watches. Welcome Back."

(YouTube)

 

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ANTI-TRUMP OP-ED AUTHOR?

If you were in the White House, how would you tackle Trump? by Jonathan Freedland
"This week’s revelations show many around the president have deep fears about his state of mind – but deciding how to act for the best poses a real dilemma...
Jonathan Freedland is a Guardian columnist, and author of To Kill a President."

(theguardian.com)



Trump doubles down on 'treason' accusation after New York Times op-ed - 7 September 2018
"At Montana rally, president hails Republican who assaulted Guardian reporter as fighter ‘in more ways than one’."
+ 'It's treason': Donald Trump on New York Times op-ed – video
+ Denials and accusations: anonymous NYT op-ed sparks frenzy – video

(theguardian.com)

Does 'lodestar' guide us to anti-Trump op-ed author? - 6 September 2018
"Defined as a "star that leads or guides", does the word "lodestar" in the anonymously written op-ed attributed to a senior Trump official itself help reveal the writer's identity?"
+ Video: Trump calls senior official's anonymous editorial "gutless"
+ Trump official: 'I am part of the resistance'

+ Anonymous Trump op-ed passes key tests
+ Why the Woodward effect damages Trump
+ The most explosive quotes from Woodward's book

(BBC)

Trump cries 'treason' as senior official attacks president in anonymous NYT op-ed - 6 September 2018
"Unidentified official claims ‘resistance’ within administration is working in opposition to president’s impulses"
+ 'Gutless': Trump responds to anonymous New York Times op-ed – video
+ Unfit for office? How the 25th amendment could remove Trump – video explainer

(theguardian.com)

Trump senior official: 'I am part of the resistance' - 6 September 2018
"An unnamed senior Trump official has said members of the administration are working to frustrate parts of the president's agenda
to protect the country from his "worst inclinations"."
+ Video: President Donald Trump called the senior White House official's anonymous editorial "gutless".
In a New York Times editorial, the author said President Trump's "amorality" and "impulsiveness" had led to ill-informed and reckless decisions.
Mr Trump labelled the anonymous writer "gutless" and the newspaper as "phony"."

+ Anonymous Trump op-ed passes key tests
+ Does 'lodestar' guide us to Trump author?
+ Trump denies he wanted Syria leader killed
+ Why the Woodward effect damages Trump
+ Woodward on Trump - the explosive quotes

+ Video: The 25th Amendment: Could it be used to unseat Trump?

(BBC)

Unfit for office? How the 25th amendment could remove Trump – video explainer - 24 April 2018
"Political dramas Homeland and Designated Survivor have recently explored how a president could be removed from office using the 25th amendment to the US constitution. It can only be triggered if the president is deemed 'unfit for office'. But how would it work in reality? Who would be needed to trigger it? And why has it never been used before? The Guardian's US political reporter Sabrina Siddiqui explains"

(theguardian.com)

 

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HOKKAIDO EARTHQUAKE

Japan earthquake: death toll rises in Hokkaido - 7 September 2018
"Dozens missing after tourist hotspot hit by landslides during Thursday’s 6.7-magnitude quake"
+ Earthquake triggers landslides in Hokkaido, Japan – in pictures
(theguardian.com)

Powerful earthquake hits Japanese island of Hokkaido - with a picture and a video - 6 September 2018
"Cameras on island showed cities going dark as quake disabled power systems, leaving 3 million households without electricity"
+ Landslide buries homes in Japan's Hokkaido after 6.6 quake – video

(theguardian.com)

Japan earthquake: Eight dead and dozens missing in landslides as lights go out on Hokkaido - with pictures and videos - 6 September 2018
"At least eight people were killed and 32 were missing, Japanese media reported, after a powerful earthquake paralysed the northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday,
triggering landslides and knocking out power to its 5.3 million residents."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

 

Japan hit by deadly earthquake and mudslides - with pictures and a video - 6 September 2018
"Japan's northern island of Hokkaido has been hit by a powerful earthquake, triggering landslides that engulfed houses."
+ Video: The earthquake caused landslides which engulfed houses

(BBC)

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ISIS

Islamist militants kill up to 30 Nigerian soldiers in attack on base - 2 September 2018
"Attack blamed on Islamic State in West Africa another blow to efforts to defeat insurgency ahead of presidential election"

(theguardian.com)

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MIYANMAR

#ArrestMeToo and a black front page: Myanmar rejects jailing of Reuters reporters - 6 September 2018
"Outrage over the sentence has built inside Myanmar, with newspapers reflecting widespread anger"

(theguardian.com)

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SALISBURY POISONING

Salisbury Novichok poisoning: Threat from Russia is 'real' - GCHQ - 7 September 2018
"Britain's representative Karen Pierce and her Russian counterpart Vasily Nebenzya both addressed the UN.
Russia's threat to the international community is "real" and "active", the head of GCHQ has warned.
Jeremy Fleming's comments came after the US, France, Germany and Canada agreed with the UK that Russia was behind the Salisbury Novichok attack."
+ Video: What do we know about the Russian intelligence organisation, the GRU?

+ Russian spy: What we know so far
+ Russia's scorn for 'cheap soap opera'
+ Could suspects be returned to the UK?
+ What happened to the Skripals?

(BBC)


 

Salisbury Novichok suspects named: How did Russian media report it? - 7 September 2018
"Russia's state-controlled TV responded sarcastically to the naming of the men wanted for the Salisbury poisonings.
Within minutes, political talk shows on both main Kremlin-controlled Russian channels interrupted their discussions to mention the news
that the British government had named suspects in the case.
"
(BBC)

 

Vladimir Putin is 'ultimately responsible' for Salisbury Novichok attack, says security minister - 6 September 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)


 

Salisbury poisoning: Two men charged over Novichok attack are 'Russian military intelligence officers' - 5 September 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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EBOLA

Ebola death in city of one million prompts fears of urban spread - 6 September 2018
"There are fears that the current outbreak of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo could spread further after reports of three cases of the disease,
including one death, in a city of around a million people. "

+ FAQ | Ebola
(telegraph.co.uk)

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MOST POWERFUL COMPUTER

The race to make the world's most powerful computer ever - 4 September 2018
"Could quantum computing unlock secrets of our bodies and the universe itself?
Quantum computers have long been touted as incredibly powerful machines that will be able to solve hugely complex computational problems
much faster than any computer we have available today. But no-one can agree on the best way to make them. Who will win the race?...
Quantum computers could help find molecules to tackle genetic diseases."
+ Video: What is quantum computing?
+ Video: WATCH: Quantum computing explained in 20 seconds
+ How do you build the next-generation internet?

+ Microsoft's gamble on a quantum leap
+ Quantum computers 'one step closer'
(BBC)

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05/09/2018


SEE:

BACK TO SCHOOL!

SUMMER HOLIDAYS

 


SUMMER REVIEW 2018

SUMMER REVIEW 2018 de Philippe Hattais (Ac. Lyon) :
"Pour 3ème et 4ème (avec une extension en 4ème dans la suite du PPT sur "Holiday activities")
PPT: https://goo.gl/LN3nGc
Fiche d'accompagnement PDF: https://goo.gl/bzDsR5
Les auteurs apprécient toujours les retours si vous utilisez leur travail et surtout si vous l'améliorez. Merci pour eux."

Philippe.Hattais[@]ac-lyon.fr

 

Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges) :
"Voici ma Summer Review 2018 pour 'liaisonner' en collège/lycée.
Je propose d'abord une activité de prise de parole rapide, avant de travailler de courtes C.O. avec 4 extraits de journaux télévisés.
La séquence se poursuivra avec de la C.E. via différents textes issus de journaux et magazines américains et anglais réadaptés.
Ceci afin de rapidement encourager les élèves à prendre la parole en continu pour résumer / expliquer aux autres l'information qu'ils ont choisie.
Le niveau visé en C.O. et C.E. est A2/A2+. Il en est de même pour l'expression orale, mais valider du B1 si la prise de parole est remarquable est envisageable. 
http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/teachers-zone-3eme/summer-review-2018.html

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LESSON PLAN

Astronauts plug space station hole with finger (September 04, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station have fixed a hole in the shell of the International Space Station."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  ISS - Level 0ISS - Level 1  or  ISS - 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)

Hole in International Space Station was drilled deliberately, says Russian space agency - 4 September 2018
"Last week mission controllers in Houston and Moscow noticed a drop in pressure on the station and astronauts discovered a hole in a Russian domestic module."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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AMERICAN LABOR DAY

American Labor Day Arrives Five Months Late - Text + Audio - 2 September 2018
"Labor Day also informally marks the end of summer. Many students return to school after Labor Day. The hot days of summer turn cooler.
Many Americans celebrate the holiday with an outdoor family barbecue."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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GATES FOUNDATON

Gates Foundation Announces $92 Million Assistance to Schools - Text + Audio + Quiz - 4 September 2018
"The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is providing $92 million in assistance in a new effort to help minority and low-income students succeed.
The assistance will come in the form of grants to 19 school programs across 13 American states."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SIMON'S CAT

9 Essentials for a Happy Cat! - Simon's Cat | COLLECTION
"September is Happy Cat Month. Here are 9 essentials for a Happy Cat!"

(YouTube)

 

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POACHING

Dozens of elephants killed near Botswana wildlife sanctuary - 3 September 2018
"Carcases of nearly 90 elephants have been found near a famous wildlife sanctuary in Botswana, conservationists say...
The spike coincides with Botswana's anti-poaching unit being disarmed...
Most of the dead elephants seen in Botswana had their tusks removed."

+ More on this and others stories from the continent
+ 'Elephant refugee' problem in Africa
+ The country that brought its elephants back from the brink

+ Watch: Findings from the last Elephant census
(BBC)

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MYANMAR

Reuters journalists protest Myanmar Rohingya sentence - VIDEO - 3 September 2018
"A court in Myanmar has sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison.
It says they violated a state secrets act while investigating violence against the Rohingya minority.
But the journalists and Reuters deny the charges and say they were framed."

+ Myanmar country profile
(BBC)


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MIGRANTS

High-speed chase that sparked migrant tragedy - 3 September 2018
"In Romania's western city of Timisoara, Romanians, Hungarians and Germans have lived side-by-side for centuries."

(BBC)

Sharp rise in proportion of migrants dying in Mediterranean, says UN - 3 September 2018
+ Video: In troubled waters: the rescue crew saving migrants in the Mediterranean

(theguardian.com)

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THE WORLD'S 17 MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRIES

The world's 17 most dangerous countries (according to the Foreign Office) - with pictures - 3 September 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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GUN DEATHS

Study Finds Worldwide Gun Deaths Have Reached 250,000 Yearly - Text + Audio - 2 September 2018
"Gun deaths worldwide have reached 250,000 a year, a new study finds. Researchers call this “a major public health problem for humanity."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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JOHN McCAIN

John McCain Funeral - with pictures - 1 September 2018
"Saturday ceremonies in Washington for late Senator John McCain"

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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COFFEE OR TEA ?

Coffee or Tea? - Text + Audio - 1 September 2018
"Tea and coffee are not just popular drinks. They are in some very useful (and funny) expressions."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SUFFIXES

Suffixes of Quality
"This post lists suffixes — any group of letters attached to the end of a word, a base, or a phrase to convey a meaning related to that of the root element
— that pertain to qualities. Examples of nouns featuring a particular suffix are provided after the suffix."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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Bob WOODWARD'S BOOK ON TRUMP

Bob Woodward's book on Trump: The most explosive quotes - 4 September 2018
"A Bob Woodward expose book has been a rite of passage for presidential administrations since the storied investigative reporter first made a name for himself
by breaking Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal. Now it's Donald Trump's turn under the microscope...
Woodward's 448-page book, "Fear: Trump in the White House," provides an unprecedented inside-the-room look through the eyes of the President's inner circle..."

(BBC)



Bob Woodward's book details Trump's chaotic and dysfunctional White House - 4 September 2018
"Fear is based on hundreds of hours of conversations with key players according to the author, who uncovered the Watergate scandal"

(theguardian.com)

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Grand Teton National Park
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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50 PEOPLE EXPLAIN WHY THEIR STATE IS THE BEST

50 People Explain Why Their State is the Best | Culturally Speaking
(YouTube)

 

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WHAT MAKES SOMEONE CANADIAN?

I Am Canadian - What Makes Someone Canadian? Great Commercial
"What makes someone a Canadian? It’s the willingness to come together and show the world just how proud of a country we really are."

(YouTube)
Thanks to Anne Françoise D.

 

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