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FACTS PROS and CONS
LESSON PLANS SONGS
LISTENING VIDEOS
PICTURES VOCABULARY

(Created on 23/09/2015)

 

VOCABULARY:

 

FACTS:

  • Briton dies in fall from Indian temple - 14 October 2017
    "Local reports said Stotesbury, from Buckingham near Oxford, was trying to take a selfie at a temple in Orchha, about 160 miles south of the Taj Mahal."

    (theguardian.com)
  • Why We Take ‘Selfies’ - Text + Audio - 3 September 2017
    "A new study offers reasons why people take “selfies.”

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Trending Today: Selfies Kill Rare Baby Dolphin - Text + Audio + Video - 19 February 2016
    "An endangered Franciscan dolphin died recently on a beach in Argentina when beach-goers took it from the water.
    The people passed the dolphin around for photos, or selfies, and it died from dehydration."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Shoreham air crash 'selfie' PCs quit posts - 7 October 2015
    "Two Sussex police constables questioned over their conduct at the site of the Shoreham air crash have left the force.
    Since the beginning of time people are fascinated by stories of heroes. But did you know there is a fundamental structure that's lies beneath all these tales of fantasy. Joseph Campbell, a famous mythologist, was the first to discover similarities within all ancient myths.
    He called it the Monomyth. According to him there are 17 stages in which every hero has to walk through one way or the other. In the hero’s journey 12 of these stages are visualized by using iconic blockbuster movies that follow the same structure of storytelling."

    (BBC)
  • Snapchat to launch sponsored selfies - 1 October 2015
    "Snapchat is preparing to launch a new advertising format that will allow brands to slip in to teenagers’ selfies, as it hunts for ways to make money from its young audience."

    (ft.com)

 

  • How selfies became a global phenomenon - 14 July 2013
    "The smartphone self-portrait or 'selfie' has established itself a form of self-expression.
    Is it a harmless fad or a dangerous sign of western society's growing narcissism?"

    (theguardian.com)


THE PROS AND CONS OF SELFIES:

  • Taking a Selfie: More Dangerous than Fun?
    "Learn more about the dangers of taking a selfie and how to overcome the 'selfie obsession'."

    1 – A Selfie Reveals Your Location
    2 – A Selfie Gives Out Personal Information
    3 – A Selfie Shows What People Look Like
    4 – A Selfie Sends the Message that “You Are Not Home”
    5 – A Selfie Shows Actions People Do
    6 – A Selfie Reveals Others’ Identities
    7 – A Selfie Gives Out Details about Your Family

    8 – Taking a Selfie Can Become Addictive
    Taking a Selfie Can Turn Deadly
    (nobullying.com)

 

PICTURES:

 

PRIVACY:

  • The biggest myth about phone privacy - 6 February 2015 
    "We should feel safe uploading selfies and other personal information to social networks and apps if our identities are hidden, shouldn’t we? Far from it, as Molly Crain explains." 

    (BBC)
  • Selfies could leave your privacy at risk - VIDEO - 17 October 2014
    "Have you been swept up in the selfie craze? If so, your privacy could be at risk. CityNews reporter Stella Acquisto tells us how advertisers could be snooping on your snapshots."
    (citynews.ca)


LISTENING:

  • New iPhones, Watches, TVs, Big iPads Offer Better Selfies - Text + Audio - 11 September 2015
    "Apple held a two-hour Special Event on Wednesday, announcing new products and new models of existing products. 
    Among the new hardware are a large iPad and a gaming controller for the Apple TV. 
    You will also be able to ask the TV to rewind and add closed captions." 

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

LESSON PLANS:

  • All about me
    "Séquence intitulée 'All about me', conçue par Céline Cézard, professeur d'anglais au collège Le Semnoz à Seynod (74)
    Céline invite les élèves de 4ème à réaliser un selfie vidéo. Le travail est accompagné d'une trace écrite différenciée et de fiches d'évaluation.
    Ce travail de début d'année met d'emblée les élèves dans la réussite et dans le plaisir de l'expression en anglais et sans notes.
    Cette séquence s'appuie sur une réflexion visant à dynamiser les apprentissages dès le début de l'année scolaire via une tâche finale motivante,
    centrée sur les élèves et incluant le numérique. Le parcours d'apprentissage passe par la diversification et la différenciation des activités proposées."

    (Ac. Grenoble)  

    Accéder au projet

    Tâche finale        Checklist        Carte mentale        Certificats des élèves       Règles du jeu des cartes à points

    Ce projet peut être mis en lien avec la séquence 'My class has got talent', également conçue par Céline Cézard, accessible ici. 

     

  • More people die from selfies than shark attacks (26th September, 2015) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "Travellers and phone-camera lovers need to note a new danger that has recently come to light."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

  • Facebook ''selfies'' can harm relationships (August 18, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO 
    "A study from the U.K. indicates that people who post too many ''selfies'' (photos of themselves) on Facebook and similar social networks risk damaging their real-life relationships." 

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • Selfie 
    "This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Matthew Frost starring Kirsten Dunst, and the theme of celebrity selfies. 
    Students discuss meeting famous people, roleplay meeting their hero or heroine, watch a short film and discuss selfies and celebrity selfies."
    Time: 90 minutes
    Topic: Selfies, meeting famous people and modern society 

    (film-english.com)

 

  • The selfie revolution
    "In this lesson, students read an article examining the modern fad of taking selfies (self-portrait photographs).
    The worksheet includes vocabulary and speaking activities, and there are also several grammar exercises covering a few common uses of the present perfect simple and present perfect continuous. These can be done in the lesson or assigned for homework."

    (linguahouse.com)

 

  • “Selfie” Mini-Lesson Plan
    Objectives:
    • Students will be able to define the word “selfie.”
    • Students will be able to take a picture using an iPad.
    • Students will be able to talk about social media.
      (washingtonenglish.org)
  • Why Do We Take Selfies? - a lesson
    "How often do you take selfies — pictures of yourself, with your cellphone camera — and send them to someone, or post them on social media? What kind do you take, and what reactions do you usually get? Why do you think there has been such an increase in this kind of picture-taking in recent years?"
    (learning.blogs.nytimes.com)

VIDEOS:

 

 

 

CARTOONS:

  • Cartoon: Dangerous Selfies - 31 March 2016
    BACKGROUND + CARTOON + EXPLANATION + GRAMMAR + COMMENT + ALSO SEE + Related articles

    (englishblog.com)

 

 

SONGS:

  • Nina Nesbitt - Selfies (YouTube) + LYRICS (azlyrics.com):
    "Taking pictures of myself [x4]
    I'll post it up in black and white
    With a depressing quote on my life
    So that you see what I'm going through
    Yeah,
    This is desperation at its best..."