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Toutefois, de par leur très grand nombre, il se peut que certains d’entre eux n’aient pas été mis à jour au moment où vous les consultez. 
Merci de me signaler tout lien mort ou corrompu.
De manière générale, il est de votre responsabilité de vérifier le contenu des pages qui seront vues par vos élèves.

The links on this site are checked as regularly as possible.
However, because they are very numerous, some of them may not have been updated when you use them.
Please let me know if any of them is dead or corrupted.
In any case, it is your responsibility to check the contents of the sites before your pupils visit them.

Michelle Henry

 

 

12/04/2013


ESSAY-GRADING

Essay-Grading Software Offers Professors a Break
(nytimes.com)

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SOCIAL NETWORKING

Ty Morin: Face to face with Facebook friends
(BBC)

Why Facebook makes you sad: Pictures posted on site can make people jealous of each others' lives
(dailymail.co.uk)

973 - Staying Connected
"Tom and Jess talk about e-mail, social networking sites and time on the computer."

+ Audio script
(elllo.org)

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Thanks to Martine Jacques (Ac. Nancy-Metz)



FILMS with FORTUNE TELLERS

Films with fortune tellers
- Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) - Pee-wee asks a fortune teller where his beloved bike it and she tells him that it's in the basement of the Alamo.
- The Gift (2000) -Cate Blanchett uses cards to tell one's fortune.
- Practical Magic (1998) -Camilla Belle (as a young Sally Owens) predicts or makes a wish that she will fall in love with a man who has one blue eye and one green
- Laybyrinth (1986)
- Phantasm
- The Butterfly Effect has a small part in it with a fortune teller.
- Fortune Teller
- Edmond 
- Just My Luck (2006)
Main casts: Lindsay Lohan and Jake Hardin
Fortune Teller: Tovah Feldshuh as Madame Z
- Drag Me To Hell (2009)
Main Casts: Alison Lohman and Justin Long
Fortune Teller: Dileep Rao as Rham Jas
(listal.com)

- More here (imdb.com)

- The Princess and the Frog
- Walt Disney, Robin Hood
- Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban. Professor Trelauney predicts Harry's death...

- Family Plot, by Hitchcock, in which you can see the fortune teller and her crystal bowl call a certain Henry
- Mystics
- Ghost with Whoopy Goldberg


- Crystal Ball - 16mm in-class film (vimeo.com)

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ADS / POINTS OF VIEW / DESCRIPTION

The Guardian commercial - Points Of View
"A very clever piece of advertising aimed at making the viewer look at the wider picture.
Played out in black and white, a skinhead turns on a street corner and runs at speed towards a man with a briefcase.
We get one angle, the skinhead is chasing the man.
From another angle, the skinhead is going to steal the man's briefcase and from a third angle,
the skinhead grabs the man's briefcase and pulls him free of some falling masonry.
As we realise, we should always look at every angle of the story."

(YouTube)

 

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ART

8 Famous British painters quiz
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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TRIAL FILMS

Trial films "is a film genre, also commonly referred to as courtroom drama."
See "the twelve best trial films of all time."
+ Military trial films + Religious trial films + Other films

(Wikipedia)

Best trial movies
(imdb.com)

 The 25 Greatest Legal Movies
(abajournal.com)

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Ray BRADBURY

The Pedestrian read by Chris Stockdale
(YouTube)

The Pedestrian
- Animated movie based on the novel
"The Pedestrian" by Ray Bradbury.
 
(xtranormal.com)

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PRESENT TENSE

ESL Verb English Grammar Vocabulary Rap Song EL-T-Funk Present Tense with Fluency MC!
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Marielle Bianchi

 


ROUTE 66

Route 66 state by state
"Listen to the recording and complete the grid..."
(annie.gwynn.pagesperso-orange.fr)

Route 66 - The Rolling Stones (HQ)
(YouTube)

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IDIOMS

Best of Idioms Part One + Part Two
(YouTube)

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Thanks to Aulde de Barbuat

 


JOBS

Jobs verbs (Janet Taylor)  - a worksheet
To use verbs to describe jobs.

(primaryresources.co.uk)

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COMPARATIVES

Comparatives Pet Shop (Janet Mournard)
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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SOME / ANY / NO / EVERY

Some/any/no/every + one/body/thing/where (Janet Mournard)
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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WHICH / THAT / CONFUSIONS

5 Cases of “Which”/“That” Confusion

(dailywritingtips.com)

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SYNONYMS / SIGNS / SYMBOLS

25 Synonyms for “Sign” and “Symbol”
"Various words referring to pictorial representations of objects or ideas often have precise connotations.
Here are many words conveying subtle shades of meaning about signs and symbols."

(dailywritingtips.com)

10 Directional-Sign Disasters
"Here’s a photo gallery of directional signs that should give visitors pause."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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A NEW PAGE

THE HELP

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11/04/2013

 

A NEW PAGE

THE MIDDLE AGES

INTRODUCTION - RESOURCES - VOCABULARY - PICTURES -

POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS - INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES - WORKSHEETS -

SONGS - CINEMA / TV - VIDEO GAMES - VIDEOS - LITERATURE

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I'm a Knight by Lily Allen - a song with a worksheet sent by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)

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10/04/2013


THE CLASS SYSTEM

Class calculator: A US view of the class system
"Foreigners can find Britain's class system baffling and fascinating.
With its traditional divisions declared obsolete by sociologists, an American offers his take on the new seven-tier model."

+ The Great British class calculator
(BBC)

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Margaret THATCHER

BARONESS THATCHER 1925 - 2013 - a file with videos
(BBC)

Viewpoints: How did Thatcher change UK?
" From privatisation to right-to-buy and breaking the power of the unions, some experts and those who were there at the time
reflect on the impact of Margaret Thatcher's most notable policies."

(BBC)

What is Thatcherism?
"Thatcherism sprang from a combination of free-market ideas and family values."

(BBC)

Cartoon: Great Briton
"This cartoon by Chappatte from the International Herald Tribune uses a play on words to commemorate the death of Margaret Thatcher.
However, there is a mistake. Can you spot it?"

+ ANSWER + COMMENTARY + VOCABULARY + PRONUNCIATION + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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09/04/2013


A NEW PAGE :

Margaret THATCHER



PICTURES - HER LIFE AND CAREER - HER DEATH - QUOTES - PODCAST -

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES- WORKSHEETS - LESSON PLANS - WEBQUESTS -

CARTOONS - CINEMA

 

08/04/2013


PHYSICAL APPEARANCE / INTELLIGENCE / PERSISTENCE / SPORT

IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED
"This lesson plan is designed around a beautiful short film by Nuno Rocha called 3 X 3 and the themes of intelligence and persistence.
Students describe a photo, watch a short film and speak about physical appearance, intelligence and persistence."

(film-english.com)
Read Prezi transcript
(prezi.com)

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DREAMS

Scientists say they can read dreams (April 8, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Japanese scientists say they have found a way to 'read' people's dreams, using magnetic resonance imaging for 'the world's first decoding' of night-time visions."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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BRITISH SOCIAL CLASSES

U.K. now has 7 social classes (April 6, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new survey shows there are seven social classes in the United Kingdom.
This is an increase of four classes under the old class system. Last century, there were just three classes in Britain."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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MAKE or DO ?

Make or Do? Do or make ? (Rap song Gangnam style by Fluency / video)
(mousepotato.over-blog.com)

 

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Thanks to Marielle Bianchi

 


IRREGULAR VERBS

Sur Memovoc un nouveau parcours sur Internet
"destiné à mémoriser progressivement les verbes irréguliers, en privilégiant les activités permettant un accès au sens,
ainsi que le son et la vidéo pour travailler leur prononciation."

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

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GLOBAL WARMING / RECYCLING

Help Mother Earth/Kids Love Mother Earth.mov
"This documentary is for children of all ages to understand why global warming happens and the way it impacts our planet, and how we can work together to stop it..."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Marielle Bianchi

 

 

REGRETS / PAST MODALS

A Walk to Remember: Past Modals for Regrets - Should (Not) Have ... - a lesson plan
"This is a teens classic. In a survey I conducted with my advanced level teenagers, this movie was their favorite one, according to the majority of students in my class.
So I decided to see it and I agree with them. It is a very good film, indeed. This scene is perfect to talk about regrets, using past modals."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)



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04/04/2013


PAPER / TECHNOLOGY

Paper is not dead! - a lesson plan
"This lesson plan is designed around a TV commercial and the themes of paper, iPads and technology.
Students practise writing and speaking and use the infinitive to express purpose, and vocabulary related to technology."

Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper intermediate (B2)
Time: 60 minutes

(film-english.com)

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ACRONYMS

A few Popular Text & Chat Acronyms
"Play the first matching game and then play the Hangman game."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)


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SLAVERY

Modern-day slavery - "a very impressive multi-part series"
(guardian.co.uk)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


VIDEO GAME / OPPOSITES

Warface
(YouTube)

 


Warface

 "is an online video game being developed by Crytek KievWarface is a F2P multiplayer military shooter in a "near future" setting.[1] "

(Wikipedia)



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BRITISH CLASSES

The Great British class calculator
"People in the UK now fit into seven social classes, a major survey conducted by the BBC suggests...
It found a new model of seven social classes ranging from the elite at the top to a "precariat" - the poor, precarious proletariat - at the bottom...
The new classes are defined as..."

What class are you?
+ AUDIO + VIDEO
+ The Great British Class Survey – Results
+ How do you identify new types of class?

(BBC)

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GAME

Créer un jeu intégrant la géolocalisation et les QR Codes
par  (Ac. martinique)
(zepad.absolutenglish.org)

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AIRLINE / WEIGHT

Airline to charge passengers by weight (April 4, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO.
"Samoa Air has become the first airline in the world to base fares on a passenger's weight.
The national carrier of the South Pacific island nation has discarded the traditional pricing model of asking fliers to pay for a seat."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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HORSE MEAT

Europe's Horse Meat Problems
VOA Special English Agriculture Report

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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02/04/2013


THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

Snapshots of the American Civil War
"This year marks 150 years since the Battle of Gettysburg, perhaps the most important - and certainly the bloodiest - battle of the American Civil War..."

(BBC)

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LONDON

London Olympic Park opens for visitor tours
(BBC)

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CINEMA

Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden
 "is a 2012 television film chronicling the Abbottabad compound raid and killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011 by U.S. Navy SEALs...
The facts in the film were not "confirmed or denied" by White House officials.[1]...
 The part of the film showcasing the Pakistan locales were shot at Khopoli near Mumbai as the filmmakers were unable to procure permission to shoot in Pakistan."
See Differences from actual event  

(Wikipedia)

 

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01/04/2013


ZOMBIES

How To Assemble Your Zombie First Aid Kit - an infographic
(firstaidkitsonline.com)

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CHORES / RECYCLING

Tidying up
"Watch Megan and Cleopatra tidy up. Do they enjoy tidying up?"

Video with activities (Login to access)
(learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

Clean and green
- "a great game where kids can practise tidying a bedroom and recycling the rubbish at the same time!" 

(learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

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SYNONYMS / IDIOMS

50 Synonyms and Idioms for “Give”
"Here are dozens of them, with connotative definitions."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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GRAMMAR

Frankenweenie: Relative Clauses - a lesson plan
"This is a beautiful, touching movie. The sad scenes are really moving, but the message is uplifting. By the way, the movie is black and white."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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URBAN VIOLENCE

Bangkok Dangerous & Big Fish: Urban Violence - a lesson plan
"I love the movie Big Fish, but Bangkok Dangerous is not a recommendation. These scenes are very nice, though, for the topic urban violence."

(warmupsfollowups.blogspot.fr)

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IRREGULAR VERBS

Irregular verbs song, Max the Cat Part 3
(YouTube)

 


#1280 Twenty Irregular Verbs
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Marielle Bianchi

 


MULTI-MILLIONAIRE

Teenager makes millions with news app (March 27, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A British teenager has become a multi-millionaire after selling an app he created to web giant Yahoo. The deal is reported to be worth up to 30 million dollars."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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CREATE YOUR SUPERHERO

Create your own superhero
"with Marvel's Superhero Avatar Creator! Name your superhero, mix and match costumes of all your favorite Marvel characters,
including Spider-Man, Iron Man and Wolverine, customize face, hair, and other features..."

(marvel.com)

Style a hero
(learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

HeroMachine 1.1
(heromachine.com)

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Thanks to Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)

 


ART

The Louvre is most visited art gallery (March 31, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The Louvre in Paris has topped a list of the world's most-visited art museums. The annual survey of galleries and attendance was taken by the ''Art Newspaper''."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media -explained with HUMOUR
"The poster below appeals to social networkers' self-mockery."
(anglais.over-blog.org)

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Thanks to Monica Mirza (Ac. Grenoble)

 


TALE

An Old Tale In A New Skin
"Little Red Riding Hood With A Twist."

(YouTube)

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In the background : Healthy fruits and vegetables