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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

 

 

29/04/2013


GRAMMAR

4 Types of Gerunds and Gerund Phrases
"A gerund is one of three classes of words called verbals — words based on verbs and expressing an action or a state of being but serving another grammatical function. (The other two are participles and infinitives.) A gerund, which functions as a noun, can consist of a single word or a phrase..."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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LANGUAGE

The English Language - an infographic
"The British Empire plastered the English language around the globe. But what is left of its legacy?"

(visual.ly)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


TOOLS

8 Online Tools To Help Educate Students With Disability
"Check out some of the many tools that students can use to access your course materials and participate in online courses..."

(opencolleges.edu.au)

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CINEMA

Wall of Films - documentaries - free to watch
(filmsforaction.org)

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CARTOON

Cartoon: The Bush Library
CONTEXT:
This cartoon by Bruce Plante from the Tulsa World relates to the opening last week of the George W. Bush library in Dallas, Texas,
an event attended by all five living US presidents (see video and photos).
+ THE CARTOON + VOCABULARY + LINKS + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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28/04/2013


ENVIRONMENT

Environment - Build up your vocabulary
A worksheet sent by Jeremy Faisant (Ac. Limoges)
Cette fiche "peut intervenir en début de séquence, en travail préparatoire à une autre activité (en l'occurence, je vais l'utiliser
avant de travailler la première partie de la bande annonce de The 11th hour), voire en travail de révision du lexique."

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LESSONS

Sean Banville's 9 Materials Sites & 3,723 Lessons
(freeeslmaterials.com)

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WAR / EXPERIMENTS

Electronic warfare: The ethereal future of battle - with photos
"The future of warfare is no longer about bullets and bombs, or dominating land, sea and air. Instead, tomorrow’s victors will dominate the ether."

(BBC)


Ten extraordinary Pentagon mind experiments
"The Pentagon's growing interest in the brain for everything from mind-controlled vehicles to advanced prosthetics."

(BBC)

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ROBOTS

Rapyuta: The RoboEarth Cloud Engine
"Rapyuta, the RoboEarth Cloud Engine, helps robots to offload heavy computation by providing secured customizable computing environments in the cloud..."

(YouTube)

 

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LONDON

British Museum is the most visited UK attraction again
+ TOP 5 MOST VISITED UK ATTRACTIONS 2012
(BBC)


Camden Stables Market
(camdenlock.net)


Chipping away at the history of fish and chips
(BBC)

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SUFFRAGETTES

In pictures: Suffragettes capture the Monument (in London)
(BBC)

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MLK

Long-lost video of Martin Luther King killer James Earl Ray unearthed - ARTICLE + VIDEO
"Long-lost video showing Martin Luther King's killer in police custody has been posted online, 45 years to the day after the civil rights leader's murder."

(BBC)

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SPORT

Cartoon: Biting Criticism
"Several of today's UK national dailies feature cartoons inspired by the Luis Suárez biting incident. This one is by Peter Brookes from The Times."

+ BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + VOCABULARY + MORE CARTOONS + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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CINEMA

Inception - Free Handout + MP3 + 8 Online Quizzes - a lesson plan
(lessonsonmovies.com)

The Hobbit - Free Handout + MP3 + 8 Online Quizzes - a lesson plan
(lessonsonmovies.com)

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BRITAIN

Project Britain
- Your Guide to 
British Life, Culture and Customs
(projectbritain.com)

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TRAVEL / HOLIDAYS

A little bit of magic!
"Let’s face it - vocabulary learning - and testing - can be rather boring at times.
Why not try to motivate your pupils with the help of a little magic!
On the next two pages you will find a magic trick for practising the vocabulary of travel and holidays."

(zum.de)

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OCEANS

Multimedia Discovery Missions
"The Multimedia Discovery Mission Demos are a series of 14 interactive multimedia presentations and learning activities that address topics
ranging from Chemosynthesis and Hydrothermal Vent Life and Deep-sea Benthos to Food, Water and Medicine from the Sea."

(oceanexplorer.noaa.gov)

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CHILD LABOUR

Iqbal Masih - Comic strip
(issuu.com)

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ADS

Online tracking debate heats up after flaws exposed
+ Your views: Are online ads too intrusive?
(BBC)

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27/04/2013


TEACHING

Infographic: “How To Teach English” (With A Bonus!)
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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TRANSITIONS

10 Types of Transitions
"Writing is simply a matter of expressing ideas, but as we all know, it’s not so simple after all. One challenge is to coherently connect those ideas.
This post lists ten categories of words and phrases one can employ to signal a transition, with several examples for each type."

1. Addition 2. Comparison 3. Concession 4. Contrast 5. Consequence
6. Emphasis 7. Example 8. Sequence 9. Space 10. Summary
(dailywritingtips.com)

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MOTHER'S DAY

Mother’s Day "is celebrated in the United States and in many other countries on the second Sunday of May."
+ Infographic
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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EPICS and MYTHS

Epics and Myths
(edcanvas.com)

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THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

The American Revolution :
(answers.mheducation.com)

DEFINING AMERICAN WAR AIMS

THE DECISION FOR INDEPENDENCE

RESPONSES TO INDEPENDENCE

MOBILIZING FOR WAR ...

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GUNS

DEAR AMERICA: Here's Why Everyone Thinks You Have A Problem With Guns
(businessinsider.com)

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CYBER ATTACKS

The Threat from Cyber Attacks
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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GRAMMAR

Premium Rush & The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: Comparatives with Nouns and Adjectives - a lesson plan
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)


The 7 Types of Possessive Case
"The possessive case is used to indicate relationships between one person, place, or thing and another. However...)

(dailywritingtips.com)

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BIGFOOT

Fresh Bigfoot mystery as police admit they are baffled by giant decomposed foot found in Massachusetts wood - 22 April 2013
(dailymail.co.uk)

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VOCABULARY

Terms for the Seasons of the Year
"Words for the seasons and related terms often have both literal and figurative connotations. Here are the words and their various senses."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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SPACE

The 5th Element: Space Tourism - a lesson plan
(warmupsfollowups.blogspot.fr)

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PERSONALITY

Personality Quiz
"Relational psychology - Situations and decisions that can prove revealing.
Personality profiles - Straight forward questions that define your character.
Inner traits - Analysis of preferences such as drawing style and handshake.
Animal symbolism - Your favorite animals and dominant traits.
Love tests - Scenarios that attempt to explain your outlook on love.
Shapes - Shapes and symbols that reveal personality characteristics.
Horoscopes - Discover more about your personality and relationships.
Food tests - Discover how food and drink preferences relate to personality.
Color tests - Color preferences and personality inclinations."
(personalityquiz.net)

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Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 


OCEANS

19-Year-Old Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World's Oceans
(inhabitat.com)

Boyan Slat: How the oceans can clean themselves
(boyanslat.com)
Thanks to Norbert Fournier for the link.

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21/04/2013


CITIES

The 10 Greatest Fictional Cities of Film & Literature
(urbanghostsmedia.com)

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NATIONAL PARK WEEK - April 20-28 2013

National Park Week - April 20-28 2013 - an infographic
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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GUNS

Cartoon: The Real Threat
"This cartoon by Schrank from The Independent makes the point that the real threat to ordinary Americans does not come from rare one-off incidents
like the Boston Marathon bombings, the Waco fertilizer plan explosion, or the 'ricin' letters sent to President Obama and a senator,
but from the Senate's failure to amend gun control laws..."

+ VOCABULARY + LINKS + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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20/04/2013


LESSON PLANS / CINEMA

Lessons On Movies.com by Sean Banville
Free Handouts, MP3s & Online Quizzes on Film English
(lessonsonmovies.com)

REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING SITES :

Movie Segments for Warm-ups and Follow-ups by Claudio Azevedo
"Here you will find the segments, the lesson plans, and varied topics to foster conversation..."

(warmupsfollowups.blogspot.fr)

Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals by Claudio Azevedo
"Here you will find the movie segments, the lesson plans, printable worksheets with answer key for each activity,
and the tips to develop your own grammar activities with the DVDs you have at home..."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

Film English
"Film English is the brainchild of teacher, trainer and author Kieran Donaghy.  
It is a site which promotes the innovative and creative use of moving images in language learning.
All of the lesson plans revolve around the use of video and film to teach English..."

(film-english.com)

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IRELAND

A Weekend in Dublin
"Explore the glog, look and listen, then play the game." 

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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SYNONYMS

75 Synonyms for “Cheat,” “Fraud,” or “Trickery”
"Human beings have developed cheating, fraud, and trickery into such a high art (or, more accurately, a low one) that, in English at least, we’ve created an extensive
and colorful vocabulary to describe such activity. Here is an exhaustive but incomplete list of synonyms in noun and/or verb form for cheatfraud, and trickery."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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PRESENTATIONS

Speaking - Presentation skills - (BBC)
Recommended by Marielle Bianchi
"Speaking of making presentations, here's a cool activity on Presentation Skills from the BBC! Choose your speaker then help them give the perfect presentation!"

(mousepotato.over-blog.com)

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PRESENT CONTINUOUS

Oblivion: Present Continuous - a lesson plan
"This activity was provided by Philip Rice and it was published on his awesome blog THE ESL COMMANDO. Thanks, Phil, for such a great activity."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

 

How bored I am ! (present continuous-be+ing rap song / video)
Recommended by Marielle Bianchi
(mousepotato.over-blog.com)

 

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IMMIGRATION

Sundays at Rocco's
"Nicholas Petron's grandfather, Rocco Galasso, moved to New York City from Italy with the hopes of making a better life..."

(YouTube)

 

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GRAFFITI

World graffiti artists take Dakar by storm - 20 April 2013
"In Senegal's capital, Dakar, artists from around the world have gathered for Festigraff, a graffiti festival."

(BBC)

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JOB

Wanted: Stonehenge general manager to meet with Druids - 20 April 2013
"For the first time in its 5,000-year history, the owners of Stonehenge are seeking a general manager,
whose responsibilities will include liaising with Druid leaders and maintaining the "dignity of the stones"."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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19/04/2013


GUNS

Cartoon: The Gun Lobby
"This cartoon by Peter Brookes from The Times relates to news that the US Senate has voted against new legislation to expand background checks for gun purchasers, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's hopes of gun control reform after the school shootings at Sandy Hook in December." Read more >>

+ COMMENTARY + VOCABULARY + LINKS + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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Margaret THATCHER

The Word of the Month : Iron Lady
(thewordofthemonth.com)

Cartoon: Margaret Thatcher's Blue Plaque
"Margaret Thatcher's funeral will take place today at St. Paul's Cathedral in London, and several of the national dailies have a cartoon to mark the event (see below).
This one is by Paul Thomas from The Express."
+ THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION + MORE CARTOONS + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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VOCABULARY

Terms for Time of the Day
"Many terms, practical and poetic, refer to various periods in the day or to related figurative senses. Here is a selection, ranging from regular to rare."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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16/04/2013


BOSTON

Reuters Video: Obama vows to hunt down those responsible for Boston explosions
"Athletes and spectators ran to escape a series of explosions at the Boston Marathon 
— the worst attack on U.S. soil since security was tightened after the Sept. 11th attacks. Deborah Gembara reports."

+ TRANSCRIPT + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

President Obama Calls Boston Bombing an 'Act of Terror' - 16 April 2013
"In a press conference Tuesday, President Barack Obama called the explosions at the Boston Marathon, a "heinous and cowardly act."
The president said that the FBI is investigating the bombings as an "act of terror..."

(YouTube)

 

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ARMS

Global military spending falls (April 16, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO.
"The amount the world spent on arms has fallen for the first time since 1998.
This is according to the annual review of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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RAINFOREST

Infographic: “Rain Forest Facts”
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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15/04/2013


Margaret THATCHER

Cartoon: Mrs Thatcher at the Pearly Gates
"This cartoon by Schrank from The Independent shows Margaret Thatcher being greeted by Saint Peter at the gates of heaven (aka the pearly gates).
St. Peter tells the recently deceased former UK Prime Minister, "You're welcome, but you can't bring in the baggage."

+ COMMENTARY + NOTE + MORE CARTOONS + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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-st

5 Words That End in the Excrescent “-st”
Amidst / Amongst / Whilst / Against / Midst
(dailywritingtips.com)

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THE MIDDLE AGES

A BRIEF MEDIEVAL VOCABULARY
(thescorre.org)

The Middle Ages - Séquence 6
+ Corrigé
(academie-en-ligne.fr)

Kid's Castle
"Click anywhere to explore the castle...
There are lots of activities on the site including instant stories, word games, Dress the Knight, puzzles, wordsearches, quizzes etc."

(kidsonthenet.org.uk)

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13/04/2013


MONEY

Bitcoin and the illusion of money
"The world’s “first decentralised digital currency” promises financial salvation, but what is it and can it really deliver?"

(BBC)

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Margaret THATCHER

Cartoon: Dress Code
"This cartoon by Blower from The Telegraph relates to the protests which are expected atMrs Thatcher's funeral next week..."
+ THE CARTOON + COMMENTARY + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

Words in the News: Witch
"The Daily Telegraph reports on the BBC chief's refusal to ban the broadcast of Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead 
- a song that has been riding high in the charts since Baroness Thatcher's death." Full story >>

+ VOCABULARY + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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SOCIAL CLASSES

7 Social Classes: Where Do You Belong?
"New survey in the UK shows that the traditional social class categories of working, middle, and upper class are outdated - there are actually 7 social classes..."
Which Social Class Do You Belong To?

(neatorama.com)

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JOBS

Reuters Video: 40,000 apply for the world's best jobs
"Australia's six vacant 'Best Jobs in the World' positions attract 40,000 interested applicants. Elly Park reports."

+ TRANSCRIPT + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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MINDMAPPING

Carte des illustrations pour le mindmapping - interactive
(mindmeister.com)

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iPAD

65 Interesting Ways to use an iPad in the Classroom - slideshare
(docs.google.com)

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PODCAST

50 Education Podcasts For Mobile Learning
(edudemic.com)

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CONDITIONAL

Yogi Bear: 3rd Conditional - a lesson plan
"This is a lovely movie, but it was not a real blockbuster. It is a wholesome movie with some interesting moments like the one in this segment."
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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PRESENT / FEELINGS

Simple Present vs. Present Continuous Tense
Describing activities / Feelings and emotions / Adjectives
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Marielle Bianchi

 


CINEMA / LAW

12 Angry Men
"12 Angry Men is a 1957 American drama film adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose.[3][4] Written and produced by Rose himself and directed by Sidney Lumet, this trial film tells the story of a jury made up of 12 men as they deliberate the guilt or acquittal of a defendant on the basis of reasonable doubt.
In the United States, a verdict in most criminal trials by jury must be unanimous..."

(Wikipedia)

12 Angry Men - film-study
(film-studies.net)

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CINEMA / SILENT MOVIES

Silent Movies III, A New List
"You’ll find a collection of short films with little or no dialogue, and a few simple ideas for how they could be used."

(theteacherjames.com)

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CIVIL RIGHTS

Civil rights
THE MEANING OF EQUALITY UNDER THE LAW
SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES: OPPOSITION TO SLAVERY
SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES: THE CIVIL WAR ERA
RECONSTRUCTION AND THE FIRST CIVIL RIGHTS ACTS
BACKLASH: JIM CROW LAWS
GOVERNMENTAL ACCEPTANCE OF DISCRIMINATION...
(answers.mheducation.com)

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