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RAGE (YouTube)
The butterfly effect (Wikipedia)

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LONDON 2012

OLYMPICS - 5 resources
Jenny : impact of the Olympics on the British economy
Jenny : the Olympics and architectural changes
Jenny : tickets for the Olympics
Victoria : I’m really excited about the Olympics coming to London
Victoria : how some British feel about the Olympics

(audio-lingua.eu)

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SLEEP

Sleep helps learning, memory
"Picture the peaceful sleeper nestled under the covers: body at rest, breathing and pulse slow and steady. But beneath that serene surface,
the brain is hard at work, processing the events of the day. It sorts and files, makes connections, and even solves problems..."

(health.harvard.edu)

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EDUCATION

The guide on how to raise teenagers – written by teens
"The book contains more than 200 pages of advice for parents on how best to handle their teenager,
on topics from sex and drugs, to tidying up their bedroom..."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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EASTER / SAYING

Cartoon: Easter Bunny Unemployment
"This cartoon by Rick McKee of the Augusta Chronicle shows an Easter Bunny attending a job interview at the Unemployment Office..."
+ COMMENT
+ EXPLANATION
("If someone puts all their eggs in one basket, they put all their resources into doing one thing, so that, if it fails, they have no alternatives left...")
+ LINKS

(englishblog.com)

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CHORES

Suavitel: Ironing Jaws
"This print ad of Suavitel, a brand of fabric softener is a witty parody on of the movie poster of Jaws,
the American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg about sharks. “Don’t let ironing threaten your family time”."

(creativecriminals.com)

 

Five's long nose helps clean cars
at West Midlands Safari Park, Worcs.
(thesun.co.uk)

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TOWN SOLD ONLINE

America's Smallest Town Sold Online (7th April, 2012)
- a lesson plan with audio
"The town of Buford, Wyoming, population one, was sold on Thursday for $900,000.
The buyers are two unidentified men from Vietnam. Buford was advertised online as the smallest town in the USA."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Buford, Wyoming, 'smallest town in US', is auctioned - 5 April 2012 +
"A town billed as the smallest in the US has sold at auction for $900,000 (£568,504)."

(BBC)

2010 video interview from CNN
(cnn.com)

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EYEGLASSES

Reuters Video: Google sees tech in eyeglasses
"In an effort called Project Glass the world's biggest search engine is working on glasses with a computer screen.
The specs, though just prototypes, are already stirring controversy. Jeanne Yurman reports."

VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT
+ VOCABULARY
(englishblog.com)

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OXFORD / CAMBRIDGE / RACE

Cartoon: Oxford & Cambridge Drought Race
"This cartoon by Matt from The Telegraph links today's Oxford and Cambridge boat race with the current drought conditions in parts of Britain."

+ BACKGROUND + THE JOKE + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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LIES

Will we ever... create a perfect lie detector?
"To create machines that can always tell when someone is lying, we need to know much more about what goes on in our brains.
In The Truth Machine, a science-fiction novel published in 1996, scientists invent a device that can detect lies with perfect accuracy.
It abolishes crime, changes the world, and generally saves humanity from self-destruction..."

(BBC)

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BULLYING

Bully (originally titled The Bully Project)
"is a 2011 documentary film about bullying in U.S. schools. Directed by Lee Hirsch,
the film follows the lives of five students who face bullying on a daily basis..."
PLOT : "The documentary follows students from schools in GeorgiaIowaTexasMississippi and Oklahoma during the school year
from 2009 to 2010; it also follows the students' families. The film's particular focus is on the deaths of Tyler Long and Ty Smalley,
victims of bullying who took their own lives.[8] "
(Wikipedia)

 

Harvey Weinstein film Bully given PG-13 rating - 6 April 2012
"Bully became the subject of a row between the Motion Picture Association of America and studio The Weinstein Company after it received an R rating...
An R rating means children under the age of 17 are not able to watch the film, about bullying in US schools, without a parent present...
An R rating also meant the film would not have been allowed to be shown in schools...
Their decision was based on the use of a certain curse word that is used six times in the movie...
The film will now be released across the US on 13 April with a PG-13 rating - which warns parents that some material may be
unsuitable for children under the age of 13."

(BBC)

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HAWAII

Hawaii's cowboys: A dying breed? - 6 April 2012
"Hawaii's cowboys, or paniolo, date back to 1798 and their modern-day equivalents are trying to preserve the tradition. But are they a dying breed?"

(BBC)


"Saddlery skills are another element
of the paniolo tradition."

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UNUSUAL ATHLETIC GAMES

The UK’s highly unusual athletic games :

  World Toe Wrestling Championships /  world’s foremost conkers competition / World Bog Snorkelling Championship /
 Cheese rolling / The World Alternative Games /  Cotswold Olimpicks

(BBC)

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ZERO BEGINNERS

Zero beginner level
by Mark Richards, Teacher – James Lyng Adult Education Centre, Montreal, Quebec
"A teacher asked, “I have this one learner in my class who cannot understand one word of English…How do you reach this child?”
I only work with zero beginners. Start with survival English.
What does this kid need to be able to say to survive day to day in your school? In your community?..."

(teflteachers.wordpress.com)

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DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION

Ducklings Video Demonstrates Great “Differentiated Instruction”
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

 

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CINEMA

Teaching with movie subtitles
(davekees.wordpress.com)

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SCHOOL

Parent Trigger: A New Right for the Parents of California
"The Parent Trigger is a historic new law that gives parents in California the right to transform their child's current or future failing school.
All parents need to do is organize -- if 51% of them get together and sign an official Parent Trigger petition,
they have the power to force the school district to transform the school..."

 

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LIES

How to spot a liar: the hint of a smile and raised eyebrows
(telegraph.co.uk)


Jim Carrey in the film Liar Liar


Liar Liar
 
"is a 1997 American family comedy film written by Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur, directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Jim Carrey...
In Los AngelesCalifornia Fletcher Reede (Jim Carrey) is a career-focused lawyer and divorced father. He loves spending time with his young son
Max (Justin Cooper)... But Fletcher has a habit of giving precedence to his job, breaking promises to Max and his ex-wife Audrey (Maura Tierney),
and then lying about the reasons. Fletcher's compulsive lying has also built him a reputation as one of the best defense lawyers in the state of
California as he is climbing the ladder in the firm he is working for..."

(Wikipedia)

Synopsis
"Fletcher Reede (Jim Carrey) is a lawyer obsessed with his career, and he's devoted his life to bending the truth to his advantage..."

(allmovie.com)


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INEQUALITY

Wealth and Inequality in the United States - an infographic
(visual.ly)

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Tkanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

 Enregistrements faits par l'assistante de Philippe Hattais (Ac. Créteil) ainsi que ses notes :
(englishdaybyday.net)

Women's Role in Society & Body Image
http://0z.fr/Ks5tj

CCTV
http://0z.fr/DkvJU

North VS South - The unequal distribution of wealth (cartoon)
http://0z.fr/fdOLK

Smoking 
http://0z.fr/001ta

Consumerism 
http://0z.fr/8uicP

Modern Slavery 
http://0z.fr/5-sI1

Obesity and Body Image
http://0z.fr/jWU-k

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THE TOWER OF LONDON

The Tower of London - 10 questions
(isabelperez.com)

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iPad

Introducing iPad English
"Having recently become the proud owner of a new iPad (I had an iPod Touch before), I thought it would be fun to start another blog 
where I could talk exclusively about ways in which teachers and learners of English can use Apple's magical device.
So, if you've got an iPad, or are thinking of getting one, head on over to iPad English (www.ipadenglish.net) and join the conversation."

(englishblog.com)

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LONDON 2012

Jimmy Carr - pimping - 10 o'clock live - Rinsing the Olympics!

 

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BREAKFAST

What do people have for breakfast? - in different countries
"Look at this little book, then play the game. All the words you must find are in the book."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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WORLD HUNGER

ADDRESSING WORLD HUNGER - a lesson plan
"This lesson introduces students to programs that exist to address the complex problem of world hunger.
They will read articles about specific initiatives and projects, and will be asked to discuss these projects and whether they think they are effective. Students conclude by writing statements they would make to friends or relatives who think the world hunger problem may be irresolvable."

(nationalgeographic.com)

WORLD HUNGER - a lesson
A text with exercises

(insideout.net)

 Where in the World - a lesson - level : Tailor to elementary or secondary
Fragile Food Chains - a lesson - level : Secondary

(cdn.thehungersite.com)

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JUBILEE

Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Royal Quiz, Week 9
(telegraph.co.uk)

Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Royal Quiz, Week 8
(telegraph.co.uk)

Diamond Jubilee Royal Quiz
(telegraph.co.uk)

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DEADLY ANIMALS

A WORKSHEET to go with the video : Deadly Animals (Come to Australia)
Sent by Virginie Henriet (Ac. Grenoble)

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MUSIC

Guitar Heroes, Before Anyone Even Heard of Video Games
+ TRANSCRIPT
(voanews.com)

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VIDEO GAMES

The Art of Play: Video Games Exhibit Opens at Museum in Washington
+ TRANSCRIPT
(voanews.com)

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PUNCTUATION

Punctuation quiz - interactive
"Everyone knows the asterisk, the pound sign and the "at" symbol, but what about their lesser-known cousins?
See how well you fare when you try to match up the obscure and semi-obscure punctuation marks with their names."

(mentalfloss.com)

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EASTER

Spend the night in a chocolate factory
"Temporary "chocolate suite" in Yorkshire contains edible furniture and Wonka-esque accessories."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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FLYING CAR

Dutch inventors make flying car
"A car which can fly for up to 315 miles at speeds of 110mph, has been produced in the Netherlands."

ARTICLE + VIDEO
(telegraph.co.uk)

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LONDON 2012

BBC offers Olympics streams on TV
"The BBC is to make 24 live HD Olympic streams available to cable and satellite providers...
It will be the first time viewers have been given the opportunity to follow one particular sport throughout the day."

(BBC)

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HARRY POTTER

Poudlard ouvre ses portes - un diaporama
"Les studios Leavesden à Londres dévoilent les décors et les secrets de la saga «Harry Potter»"
(20minutes.fr)


Pictures: Harry Potter exhibition - 11 photos
(BBC)

Warwick Davis: New Harry Potter tour is quite special
"Actor Warwick Davis and creature effects designer Nick Dudman have spoken
about the Harry Potter studio tour at Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire."

(BBC)

Harry Potter film sets open to public
"Fans of Harry Potter will have the chance to see sets and props from the film series...
The attraction at Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire includes sets like the Great Hall at Hogwarts and Diagon Alley.
Lizo Mzimba reports."

(BBC)

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SHOOTING

Police name US shooting suspect - 3 April 2012
"A 43-year-old former student is arrested after seven people are shot dead at a private college in Oakland, California, police say."

ARTICLE + VIDEO + SLIDESHOW
(BBC)

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POETRY

Poetic Devices
(sites.google.com/site/janeerieder)

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PERSONAL PRONOUNS

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Deadly Animals (Come to Australia) by "The Scared Weird Little Guys"
+ LYRICS (hotlyrics.net) :

"Redback, Funnel-Web, Blue-ringed octopus
Taipan, Tigersnake and a Box jellyfish
Stonefish and the poison thing that lives in a shell
That spikes you when you pick it up

Come to Australia 
You might accidentally get killed..."

 

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PAINTING

How to analyze iconographic documents
 "Une page spéciale pour aider mes élèves à analyser des tableaux de Norman Rockwell.
Il y a d'abord un peu de méthodologie, ensuite, lorsque les élèves cliquent sur un tableau,
ils sont redirigés vers une autre page qui leur donnera des indices pour aller au maximum dans leur analyse
(j'ai utilisé Images Actives, outil développé par le CRDP de l'académie de Versailles)."

Activités créées par Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen)
(letshavefunwithenglish.com)

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WOMEN

3 nouveaux documents sur la place de la femme dans la société britannique.
(audio-lingua.eu)

** Alice : being a woman now and then (1/2) **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 - par Alice (Devon, UK) - 1er avril 2012
Alice compares what it takes to be a woman in the British society when she was young and today.
http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2307

** Alice : being a woman now and then (2/2) **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 - par Alice (Devon, UK) - 1er avril 2012
Alice compares what it takes to be a woman in the British society when she was young and today.
http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2308

** Alice : men and women are not equal **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 - par Alice (Devon, UK) - 1er avril 2012
Alice talks about inequalities that exist between men and women, in the work area as well as at home.
  http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2306

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APRIL FOOL

April Fools 2012 - VIDEOS
(push-start.co.uk)

The History of April's Fool Day - VIDEO
(YouTube)

Best April Fool's Day Jokes and Pranks - VIDEOS
(yourenglishchannel.blogspot.fr)

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Thanks to Corinne Berthuin

 

 

PRESENT be+ing

Un nouveau parcours grammatical sur Memovoc,
dont le but est de savoir former le présent en be+ing, et de l'utiliser pour décrire des activités en cours

Créé par Hélène de Morel. (Ac. Caen)
(memovoc.com)

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APRIL FOOL

10 Infamous Hoaxes
"They made fools out of thousands of people."

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DRAWING

Draw a Stickman - interactive / animated
(drawastickman.com)
It "is an amazing adventure where you…draw a stick and he comes to life.
You’re given instructions about what to draw and when, and then the stickman uses what you have drawn..."
(Larry Ferlazzo)

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AUDIO - VIDEO

Formation Audio – Vidéo par Yvan BAPTISTE – mars 2012
"un document PDF de synthèse sur quels logiciels (avec tutoriels) utiliser
pour capturer, découper, monter des docs audio ou vidéo." 

(Ac. Montpellier)

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ADS

Advertising Vocabulary
(otaru-uc.ac.jp)

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ELK

Showdown In Elk Town - Human Planet, Cities, Preview - BBC One
"Every summer the town of Estes, Colorado is terrorised by rutting male elk so fired up they invade the streets and charge at the tourists."

 

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Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

 

COUNTRIES / PRESENT PERFECT

The countries I have visited.
Watch the little movie and do the 4 pages of activities.
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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In the background : Squirrels