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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



25/09/2018


TRUMP

Trump tells UN General Assembly U.S. rejects 'global governance' - 25 September 2018
"U.S. President Donald Trump addressed the 73rd UN General Assembly today in New York."

To read more: https://www.cbc.ca/1.4837265
(YouTube)

 


Read Trump’s speech to the UN General Assembly - 25 September 2018
“We reject the ideology of globalism and accept the ideology of patriotism.”
(voxcom)

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LES TEMPS

Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges) :
Je propose une présentation - sous forme de tableaux de conjugaison et d'exercices - de tous les temps que les élèves de collège doivent connaître avant l'entrée au lycée
via cette présentation : http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/my-applis-meal/applis-3emes/tous-les-temps.html

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VOCABULARY

List of Greek Words in the English Language
"After French, Latin and Viking (and Old English of course, but that is English),
the Greek language has contributed more words to modern English than any other – perhaps 5%."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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PARALYSED PATIENTS

Paralyzed patients walk again with help from implants - 25 September 2018
"Two teams of U.S. scientists at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Louisville have separately developed electrical implants
that stimulate the spinal cord, which along with intense rehab have helped patients walk again."

(YouTube)

 

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TRUMP / REFUGEES

Trump Administration Proposes Limiting Refugees to Record Low - Text + Audio - 21 September 2018
"Activists and lawmakers say there still is time for Congress to change the president’s mind."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)


"Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks about refugees as he makes a statement to the media,
Sept. 17, 2018, at the State Department in Washington."

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FRANCE / MIGRANTS

Aquarius cannot disembark in Marseille, says French minister - 25 September 2018
"France not ready to allow migrants to disembark at southern port, says Bruno Le Maire"

(theguardian.com)

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WINDRUSH SCANDAL

UK's Windrush scheme begins refusing people deemed ineligible for citizenship - 21 September 2018
"Applicants ruled out because of criminal convictions or lack of documentation"

(theguardian.com)

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A WILDLIFE REFUGE

Former US Nuclear Center Now a Wildlife Refuge - Text + Audio - 24 September 2018
"The United States Fish and Wildlife Service officially opened the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado last week.
The factory made plutonium triggers for nuclear bombs for nearly 40 years."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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DNA / IVORY TRAFFICKERS

Study: DNA Tests Can Identify Ivory Traffickers - Text + Audio - 24 September 2018
"A new study shows how scientists can use genetic testing to follow the path of elephant tusks back to poachers and ivory traffickers."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TUBERCULOSIS

UN Meeting Will Address World's Most Deadly Infectious Disease - Text + Audio + Quiz - 24 September 2018
"Tuberculosis, also called TB, is the leading infectious disease killer worldwide. WHO officials report that 10 million people were sickened with TB last year.
About 1.6 million died from the disease."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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PLASTIC

Co-op to replace single-use carrier bags with compostables - 22 September 2018
"Lightweight bags will be rolled out within weeks to almost 1,400 stores across Britain.
The Co-op is to be the first major supermarket in the UK to replace single-use plastic carrier bags with lightweight compostable alternatives
that shoppers can reuse as biodegradable bags for food waste."

(theguardian.com)

All the plastic you can and cannot recycle - 21 September 2018
"Most people are trying their best to recycle plastic - but the many different ways in which recycling is collected by different councils across the UK has left them confused."

+ Five ways to break up with plastic
+ Giant plastic catcher heads for ocean clean-up
+ The woman who found a new threat in plastic

(BBC)

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THE MUSEUM OF SELFIES

'Art can be for everyone': behind the scenes at the Museum of Selfies - with pictures - 23 January 2018
"A new pop-up exhibition in Los Angeles aims to explore the history of the self-portrait and the danger of the ‘death selfie’...
The exhibition traces the history of self-portraits from the prehistoric era to 2006, the year Paris Hilton claims to have “invented” the selfie.
There are self-portraits in 21st-century art, mirror selfies by Jacqueline Kennedy in the 1960s, food selfies from Instagram, iconic skyscraper selfies
and the infamous bathroom selfie. Naturally, there is an entire section devoted to “the art of the narcissist”."

(theguardian.com)

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WORLD HERITAGE SITES OF THE FUTURE

The beautiful and little-known World Heritage Sites of the future - 25 pictures - 22 September 2018
"Unesco recently unveiled 20 new World Heritage Sites."
(telegraph.co.uk)

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POOLS

The world's 50 most Instagrammable pools - 50 pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)

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Great Sand Dunes National Park
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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LIVES OF THE DOWNTRODDEN IN EARLY AMERICA

Lives of The Downtrodden in Early America
"We learn a lot about the Founding Fathers and the movers and shakers of colonial America, but what about the regular folk, and especially the poor people who left no records for us? Jon Townsend (previously at Neatorama) knows a lot about colonial America. Here he gives us details from the travel journals of Sarah Kemble Knight and surveyor William Bird, who wrote down the things they saw and the people they met. -via Digg 

(YouTube)

 

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21/09/2018


A ROLE PLAYING GAME

Present Day Chronicles
A roleplaying game to practice and to learn English

(presentdaychronicles.wordpress.com)

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LESSON PLAN

Restaurant bans customer for eating too much (September 20, 2018)
"A sushi restaurant in Germany has banned a customer for eating too much food."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:  All-you-can-eat Sushi - Level 0All-you-can-eat Sushi - Level 1   or  All-you-can-eat Sushi - 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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EXERCISE

Study: Not Enough Exercise Leads to Sickness - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 17 September 2018
"A new study by the World Health Organization finds that many people around the world are not getting enough physical activity to stay healthy."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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VOCABULARY

55 American English Words Derived from Algonquian Languages
"American English has been enriched by the widespread adoption of words based on vocabulary of Native American tribes, including the many tribes that spoke
(and, in some cases, still speak) one of the Algonquian languages of what is now eastern North America.
The following is a list of such terms, more or less commonly used, most of which refer to animals or plants or products derived from them."

(dailywritingtips.com)

30+ Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin Terms
"Most of us heard or read stories about cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin, blockchain and so on over the past few years.
Few of us, however, understand what those terms mean. Given that those technologies are probably here to stay, writers and readers alike would benefit
from a basic understanding of the terminology involved. Below you will find an initial list with 32 terms. We plan to update it as new ones appear."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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FERRY DISASTER

Lake Victoria Tanzania ferry disaster: Divers hunt for survivors - 21 September 2018
"At least 136 people have died after a ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, officials say."
+ Africa Live: Updates on this and other stories

(BBC)

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HURRICANE FLORENCE

Hurricane Florence: Dramatic moment family is rescued from floodwaters in North Carolina - 19 September 2018
"Rescue efforts are underway in North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 


In pictures: Hurricane Florence strikes the eastern US - 15 September 2018
"Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Friday, drenching the East Coast area of the United States."
(BBC)

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Typhoon Mangkhut

Typhoon Mangkhut barrels into south China after killing dozens in Philippines (CBC News) - 16 September 2018
"Typhoon Mangkhut hit Hong Kong, Guangdong and Hainan on Sunday after lashing the northern Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain
that left dozens dead and more feared buried in a landslide."

(YouTube)

 

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US / CHINA

US hits China with sanctions for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles - 20 September 2018
"Russian blacklist also expanded to include many indicted by Mueller for role in 2016 election meddling"

(theguardian.com)

China hits back at Trump with tariffs on $60bn of US goods - 18 September 2018
"China has hit back at President Donald Trump by announcing new trade tariffs on $60bn of US goods."

+ China and trade: Playing dirty or misunderstood victim?
+ Trade wars, tariffs and protectionism explained
+ The early victims of Trump's trade war
+ Trade row: What has happened so far?
+ Six ways China could retaliate in a trade war

+ Trump tariffs will hurt global growth, IMF warns
+ Will Trump's tariffs stop Chinese espionage?
+ US tech firms ask for protection from next Trump tariffs

(BBC)

 

US and China announce tariffs escalation as Trump accuses Beijing of election meddling - 18 September 2018
(telegraph.co.uk)

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TRUMP / REFUGEES

Trump Administration Slashes Number Of Refugees To 30,000 For Next Year - with a video - 17 September 2018
"The announcement comes despite calls from global humanitarian groups that this year’s cap of 45,000 was too low."

(huffingtonpost.com)

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TRUMP INTERVENES IN MUELLER PROBE

Trump Intervenes In Mueller Probe, Ordering Release Of Carter Page FISA Application, Comey Texts - 17 September 2018
"Trump’s move will allow his allies on Capitol Hill and in the media to attack the ongoing special counsel investigation."

(huffingtonpost.com)

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SPACE TOURISTS

SpaceX Announces First Private Passenger for Moon Trip - Text + Audio + Pictures - 18 September 2018
"SpaceX has announced that its first private passenger to the moon will be a Japanese businessman.
Yusaku Maezawa is the creator and chief executive of the online clothing store Zozo."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Elon Musk announces SpaceX’s first moon tourist billionaire, Yusaku Maezawa
"Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be SpaceX’s first private passenger on a trip around the moon. The SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket is scheduled to make the trip in 2023,
Maezawa and company founder Elon Musk announced at an event Monday at its headquarters near Los Angeles."

(YouTube)


 

How billionaires train to be space tourists - with a video - 18 September 2018
"Fighter jets, zero-gravity chambers and dizzying centrifuges.
That’s just some of the equipment needed to prepare the human body for the brutal extremes of spaceflight...
The maverick Japanese billionaire and fashion mogul, 42, is preparing to travel on SpaceX’s BFR in the next few years,
and will invite six to eight artists to join him on the trip."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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WASPS

Stop killing wasps, say scientists, they’re just as important as bees - 19 September 2018
"conservationists argue that the insects are crucial for pollination and should be given the same respect as bees."

(telegraph.co.uk)


A close up image of a yellowjacket wasp

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THE MAN WHO WAS RAISED BY WOLVES

How to be human: the man who was raised by wolves – podcast (30:40) - 10 September 2018
Abandoned as a child, Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja survived alone in the wild for 15 years. But living with people proved to be even more difficult.
Read the text version here
How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know

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THE SNAKE PEOPLE OF SOUTHERN INDIA

The snake people of southern India - with pictures - 19 September 2018
"Known for their ancient and intimate knowledge of snakes, the Irula tribe’s skills form an important but nearly invisible part of the healthcare system in India."

(BBC)

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50 people from 50 states share the weirdest fact about their state

50 People from 50 States Share the Weirdest Fact About Their State | Culturally Speaking - 18 September 2018
"In this episode of 'Culturally Speaking', 50 people from 50 states tell us the most random and unusual facts about their states."

(YouTube)

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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PETER AND THE WOLF

"My article includes exclusive audio of the instruments performed by members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra (instead of midi samples),
the only complete orchestral version of Peter and the Wolf, free Peter and the Wolf educational materials,
and a child friendly biography of Sergei Prokofiev by classical music expert Bonnie Ward Simon. I think your audience will find this page very useful!"

by John Patrick
(https://www.maestroclassics.com/peter-and-the-wolf.html)

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HARRISON FORD

Harrison Ford: 'Stop Giving Power To People Who Don't Believe In Science" - 14 September 2018
"Harrison Ford delivered a passionate speech at the Global Climate Action Summit 2018 in San Francisco,
calling for voters to stop giving power to those who don't believe in science."

(YouTube)
See Global Climate Action Summit (September 12-14, 2018)
Thanks to Fabienne R.

 

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THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS

History Brief: The Salem Witch Trials (7:14)
"The following video provides a brief introduction to the Salem Witch Trials."

(YouTube)

 

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A CITY UNDER THE SEA

The inventor who plans to build a city under the sea - 20 September 2018
"Phil Nuytten has spent decades inventing submarines and suits that can take people more than 305m (1,000ft) underwater.
Now he plans to use the same technology to build a colony at the bottom of the ocean."

(BBC)

 

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ELEPHANTS

The Three Major Cartels Behind the Downfall of Africa’s Elephants - 21 September 2018
"University of Washington conservationist Samuel Wasser noticed that elephant tusks from ivory seizures have been getting smaller.
That means that poachers are running out of adult elephants to kill and are targeting younger pachyderms.
It also means his research in the fight against poachers is becoming more important by the day."
Read more about the global ivory trade and what's being done to fight it at the Atlantic. -via Boing Boing

(neatorama.com)

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EMUS

Australia emu video: Man arrested over 'horrific cruelty' - 21 September 2018
"An Australian man has been arrested over a video that allegedly showed him deliberately driving his car into several emus...
The RSPCA said: "[We] unequivocally condemn this type of behaviour, as it clearly shows a disregard for the lives of vulnerable native animals."

+ Arrest after 'abhorrent' kangaroo killing
(BBC)

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ASIAN TIGERS and AFRICAN CHIMPANZEES

UK pledges £2.1m to save Asian tigers and African chimpanzees - 21 September 2018
"DfID says scheme to protect species in Indonesia and Liberia will create 16,000 jobs"

(theguardian.com)

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ISIS

'Isis will be looking for targets': guns and fear mark Afghan Ashura - with pictures - 19 September 2018
"Shias in Kabul prepared for annual commemorations by scrambling to arm themselves"

(theguardian.com)

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