The sea / The oceans : CONTENTS



(Updated on 12/05/2016)



  • The dark side of the British seaside - 26 June 2017
    "The British seaside may make you think of sunshine and candyfloss – but its edgy, rule-breaking undercurrent has inspired artists from Martin Parr to Morrissey to Graham Greene."

  • Where Are the World's Best Beaches? - Text + Audio + Pictures - 27 May 2017
    "In summer, people around the world seek rest and relaxation on a beach. Depending on where you live,
    you might enjoy playing in ocean waves or visiting a beach along a peaceful lake or river."



  • The Onion’s Guide To Beach Etiquette
    "The arrival of summer means that the nation’s beaches will soon be crowded with swimmers, tanners, surfers, and more, so it’s important for everyone to be conscious of each other’s space and needs. Here are some etiquette tips to ensure that everyone has a safe and relaxing time at the beach..."


  • Britain's 14 best seaside piers - PHOTOS




  • Vocabulary - going to the beach
    "What is a swimming costume? Swim suit? Summer is here! Learn how to talk about the beach and what to wear! You'll also learn some slang and some very important pronunciation!"


  • Beaches (GB English)
    "A lot of British beaches failed to meet European standards on water quality last year.
    The Marine Conservation Society says unusually stormy weather during the summer was the main factor."

    - with interactive exercises



  • At the Seaside - What would you see at the seaside ?
    Click on GEOGRAPHY / Local Studies & Contrasting UK Locality
    (Primary Resources)


  • Homonyms by the Seashore - a quiz
    "Dig around for the seaside homonyms (words that sound the same, like sea-see or shore-sure) in these riddles!
    Type your answers in the empty box (or just remember them), and then check your answers."

  • Holiday by the Sea.
    "Look at the video about Galveston. TX. USA... Read the letter and do the exercise."
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)


  • Yesterday at the Sea
    "Click on the picture to see the animation, click on the ball and read the story,
    look carefully and then play the game."
    (Listen to the music!)
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)


  • Seaside Entertainment  - a video + activities + transcript
    "Where can you go on a rollercoaster, watch a puppet show or ride a donkey?
    Does playing virtual sports help you to play the game well in real life?
    Find out the answers to these questions by watching this video."


  • Reuters Video: Beach smoking ban clears air
    "Cannes prohibits smoking on a beach, a ban it hopes to extend to several other beaches in the city. Elly Park reports."



  • Summer time : Compare with today's beaches. Make sentences with "used to".


  • Describe the picture. Use of present BE + ing


  • Seaside Riddles
    Si le lien n'aboutit pas au document, click on ENGLISH: Text Level: Fiction: Poetry / General Ideas
    (Primary Resources)