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SCHOOLS

Jane Eyre and Bad Teacher: Schools in the Past and Nowadays - a lesson plan with videos
"Jane Eyre is a dramatic, effective movie and Bad Teacher is a funny comedy about a teacher I would never hire for my Institution.
Great sources for discussion. I used them to talk about educaion in the past and nowadays..."

(warmupsfollowups.blogspot.fr)

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IRREGULAR VERBS

Macmillan Dictionary Irregular Verb Wheel Game
"Spin the wheel to test your knowledge of irregular verb forms. It's addictive! Click here to play."

(englishblog.com)

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BACK TO SCHOOL

Back to School 2012 - Cartoons
(cagle.com)



The Best Resources For Planning The First Day Of School
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

See Back to School new pages.

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BAD TEACHERS / MOVIES/TV

The Best Funny Movie/TV Clips Of Bad Teachers 
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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INTERACTIVES

Interactive Sites For Education
"Choose from fun, educational, interactive games and simulations"  
(interactivesites.weebly.com)

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Recommended by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

 

DRONES

The future of drones: dog robots and camera grenades
"Among the technology being developed are hand grenade sized robots that can be thrown into Afghan compounds
to search for bombs and robotic dogs that can carry hundreds of kilograms of military kit and follow soldiers over any terrain."

- on display at an unmanned drone exhibition in Las Vegas this week.
(BBC)

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LONDON

Olympics: Team GB celebrate 25th gold - 09 August 2012
"Team GB are back to medal-winning ways after winning three more Olympic golds, including two in an hour, boosting the total to 25."

(BBC)


Bolt makes history with 200m gold
(BBC)

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INFINITIVE CLAUSE / IMPERATIVE

"I'm running away" by David Rovics
"Listen to David's song then play the game at the bottom and try to get the 20 stars."
"Jumbled Words: Unscramble the letters to guess a word or phrase."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)
+ LYRICS (davidrovics.com)

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VIRTUAL SHOP / GATWICK

The end of coming home to an empty fridge: Tesco opens 'virtual shop' inside Gatwick so you can stock up while waiting for your plane
- 08 August 2012
" 'Virtual fridge' uses barcode scanning app on smartphones to stock up online basket"

(dailymail.co.uk)

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COUNTING SONG

Adam Buxton - The Counting Song
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS
(tumblr.com)
"Counting things you like. 
One, two bits of cake
One, two, three wheels upon a trike... 
Calories, and speeding points, and pennies in your purse- 
Count your blessings too, because it daily gets much worse!..."

 

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+ TRAILER 2


Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
 
"is a 2012 American action fantasy horror film based on the 2010 mashup novel of the same name.
The film was directed and co-produced by Timur Bekmambetov, along with Tim Burton.
The novel's author, Seth Grahame-Smith, wrote the adapted screenplay, and Benjamin Walker stars as the title character.
The real-life figure Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States (1861–1865), is portrayed in the novel and the film
as having a secret identity as a vampire hunter."

See Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies - "the film is a mockbuster of the 20th Century Fox film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."
(Wikipedia) 

Official site
(abelincolnvampirehunter.com)

"Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov reinvent the time-honored genre and present the terrifying creatures of the night
as they were meant to be experienced -- as fierce, visceral, intense and bloodthristy.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter brings to the screen the secret life of our nation's favorite president...as history's greatest hunter of the undead."
More Photos (15) - More Trailers and Videos (23)
(rottentomatoes.com)

MORE PHOTOS (16)
(boxofficemojo.com)



The lyrics are below the video on YouTube

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ASKING QUESTIONS / VIDEOS

The Best Videos Showing The Importance Of Asking Good Questions
Excellent Video On The Importance Of Asking Questions When You’re Interviewed For A Job
Here’s A Great Video Showing The Dangers In Asking The WRONG Questions
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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COMIC BOOKS

Comic book styles from around the world
"How do comics reflect the countries they were created in? As a series featuring collaborating artists from around the world concludes,
a global look at comic styles offers a glimpse into national cultures."
- with "a brief rundown of seven countries and their comics."

(BBC)

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SPACE

Infographics
For example : "Curiosity - 7 Minutes of Terror
This infographic depicts the suspenseful 7 minutes it takes for Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory) to get from the top of Mars' atmosphere to its surface."

(jpl.nasa.gov)

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VAMPIRES

Dracula or Twilight ? - interactive quiz
"Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula may be the seminal vampire book, but Stephenie Meyer's 2005 Twilight has become a phenomenon in its own right.
Despite the popularity of both works, the writing quality is considered to be quite different.

So how well can you tell Stoker's classic prose from Meyer's young adult fiction?"
(mentalfloss.com)


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FUTURE / DATING

SIGHT
"A short futuristic film by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo. 
This is our graduation project from Bezaleal academy of arts."

(vimeo.com)

"The short feature offers a glimpse into the dating life of the future. The radically advanced technical system seems very convenient at first.
Who wouldn't gear-up with shiny eye implants that do thinking, decorating and planning for you?"

(ca.news.yahoo.com)

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TOILETS / CAT / NEIGHBOURS

A cat looking at a freshly raked seed bed in a garden and thinking of using it as a cat toilet
(chrismaddencartoons.wordpress.com)

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FELIX

Felix the Cat
"Watch the slideshow and play the game :
Rags to Riches:
 Answer questions in a quest for fame and fortune."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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LONDON

Reuters Video: Bolt delivers gold in 100 meters
"Jamaican Usain Bolt retains his Olympic men's 100 meters title in a time of 9.63 seconds. Deborah Lutterbeck reports."
+ TRANSCRIPT + LINKS

(englishblog.com)



Notable winners of the 100-meter sprint
(nytimes.com)

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HIROSHIMA

BBC ON THIS DAY :
1945: US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima
"The first atomic bomb has been dropped by a United States aircraft on the Japanese city of Hiroshima."

(BBC)

Hiroshima - Listen now (10 minutes)
"A school girl who was in the centre of Hiroshima when the atom bomb exploded tells her story.
She talks of watching the death of those around her, and how she found the strength to survive."

+ In pictures: Hiroshima memorial + Japan marks atomic bomb anniversary + Surviving Hiroshima: Keiko Ogura
+ Japan pupils' atomic history lesson

(BBC)

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ARMS

Small Arms and Ammunitions - Imports and Exports - from 1992 to 2010 - interactive map
(workshop.chromeexperiments.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

Watch 131 Years of Global Warming in 26 Seconds
Source NASA
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

LONDON

The Best Sites For Learning About Oscar Pistorius
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

Blade Runner in Olympics 400m semi-final (August 5, 2012) - a lesson plan with audio
"South African runner Oscar Pistorius has made history by becoming the first double-amputee to race in an Olympics athletics event."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

First Saudi Woman Takes Part in Olympics (5th August, 2012) - a lesson plan with audio
(newsenglishlessons.com)

Top women Judo fighters have no problem competing Saudi veiled athlete - 02 August 2012
(ummid.com)

Olympics 100m: a short animated history
"The history of the Olympics 100m sprint race is dominated by the Americans.
There's been the odd victory by a communist or a Canadian, but it's basically been all about the United States. But is it now Jamaica's turn to shine?"

(englishblog.com)

 

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CINEMA

Things to Recall About Total Recall
"In honor of the remake, here are some fascinating facts about the original movie and the short story that inspired it all."
(neatorama.com)

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LONDON

Olympics 2012 swimming: Michael Phelps on London glory - 05 August 2012
(BBC)

Grand finally: Phelps finishes Olympic career with 18 golds - 04 August 2012
Notable accomplishments / Phelps racks up medals / Winningest Summer Olympic athletes / Michael Phelps biography / Other achievements
(hosted.ap.org)

Olympic Park 360° image
(BBC)

Athletes and the body
"A comparative look at the physical attributes of Olympic athletes."

(hosted.ap.org)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

FOOD

Nutrients: essential to good health! (2nd part) - Visual dictionary
(ikonet.com)

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PRINCE WILLIAM

The Queen installs Prince William as Knight of the Thistle in Edinburgh - 11 photos - 05 August 2012
(telegraph.co.uk)



The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle
"is an order of chivalry associated with Scotland. The current version of the Order was founded in 1687 by King James VII of Scotland 
(also known as James II of England and Ireland) who asserted that he was reviving an earlier Order.
The Order consists of the Sovereign and sixteen Knights and Ladies, as well as certain "extra" knights (members of the British Royal Family and foreign monarchs). The Sovereign alone grants membership of the Order; he or she is not advised by the Government, as occurs with most other Orders.
The Order's primary emblem is the thistle, the national flower of Scotland.
The motto is Nemo me impune lacessit (Latin for "No one provokes me with impunity")..."
(Wikipedia)

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CINEMA

'Vertigo' Named Best Movie Ever (2nd August, 2012) - a lesson plan with audio
"Alfred Hitchcock's psychological thriller Vertigo has been named as the best movie of all time by the British Film Institute.
The 1958 film replaced Orson Welles' movie Citizen Kane as the greatest film of all time."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

James Stewart and Kim Novak in the film "Vertigo" by Alfred Hitchcock (1958). 

 

 


Reuters Video: Hollywood looks back on the life and legend of Marilyn Monroe
"Marilyn Monroe's life and style are remembered and celebrated in Hollywood, 50 years after her death. Roselle Chen reports."

+ TRANSCRIPT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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BREAKFAST MASCOTS

Breakfast Mascot Alphabet
"Who doesn't love sugary sweet cereal for breakfast (well, besides moms everywhere).
I wanted to pay tribute to these memorable mascots with this magically delicious design."

(baboondesign.blogspot.fr)

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A supermarket

From ALPHAS - Season 1 - Episode 1 (TV series)

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LONDON

Synchronized Tweeting
(bizarrocomics.com)


Political Olympics - Cartoons

(cagle.com)

 

Reuters Video: London Orbit Tower provides Olympic view
"Visitors hail what is now Britain's largest art installation. Kilmeny Duchardt reports."

+ TRANSCRIPT  + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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A NEW PAGE :



THE FILM - LESSON PLANS - WORKSHEETS - INTERACTIVE QUIZZES

 

 

A NEW PAGE :

'THE WAVE'
by Todd Strasser aka Morton Rhue - 1981

 

The novel : Study guides - Worksheets - Lesson plans - Interactive quizzes

The film

 

 

ROBOT

HOW TO RIDE KURATAS - Suidobashi heavy industry
"KURATAS is the first giant boarding-robot, which is about four meters height." 

(YouTube)

 

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LONDON

Words in the News: Olympian
"The Guardian celebrates US swimmer Michael Phelps' historic 19th Olympic gold, describing him as "the greatest Olympian"." Full story >>

+ VOCABULARY
(englishblog.com)



Michael Phelps - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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DANGERS

Liberty Mutual Insurance Commercial -- Humans :60
"That's the thing about humans, when things are at their worst, we are at our best. That's the idea behind our new Humans Campaign..."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

SMS

Dangers of Texting While Walking
"On city streets and in shopping centers, there is usually someone strolling while talking on a phone, texting with his head down.
The problem isn't as widely discussed as distracted driving, but the danger is real."

(YouTube)

 

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IDIOMS

12 common Idioms Illustrated by Bruegel
"Explore the painting and learn the expressions then play the game:
Jumbled Words:
 Unscramble the letters to guess a word or phrase."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)
See an animated version of the painting. (top right)

 

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LONDON

Michael Phelps wins record 19th Olympic medal with gold in 4x200 relay
" It was a coronation, but also a dethroning. Michael Phelps secured the two medals he needed to become the most decorated Olympian of all time as he took his career tally to 19 Games medals, beating the 48-year-old record of 18 held by former Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina."

(telegraph.co.uk)

Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985)
"is an American swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time with 19 medals.
Phelps also holds the all-time records for gold medals (15) and gold medals in individual events (9).
Phelps' total of 19 Olympic medals is one more than the 18 won by Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina.
He is the current individual long course world recordholder in the 100 metres butterfly200 metres butterfly and 400 metres individual medley 
as well as the former long course world recordholder in the 200 metres freestyle and 200 metres individual medley..."

(Wikipedia)


Olympic medals
(francetvinfo.fr)


Close-ups of Olympic medals - 10 photos
"Medals were first awarded as prizes for Olympians at the 1896 Games.
Since then, each Olympics has had its own unique medal design, differing in size, imagery and material.
Here we take a closer look at the medals from recent Olympic Games."

(sports.yahoo.com)

Do medals mean money? A look at Olympic bonuses
(sports.yahoo.com)

Jeux Olympiques 2012: Les plus grosses primes de médaille par pays !
(sportune.fr)

Gold medal will earn $600K in gold
"ANY Malaysian who wins a badminton gold medal at the London Olympics will also receive a gold bar worth more than $600,000."

(dailytelegraph.com.au)

London Olympics 2012: no cash incentives for Great Britain's medallists
"Great Britain is the only major London 2012 medal contender not to be offering any financial bonus to athletes who win gold medals at this summer’s Games."

(telegraph.co.uk)

Olympians face financial hardship
"Unlike athletes in many other countries, American Olympians receive no direct support from the federal government."

(money.cnn.com)

The Massacre of Munich
(sports.yahoo.com)

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Brave
 ('Rebelle' in French)
"is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated fantasy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.
It was written by Mark AndrewsSteve PurcellBrenda Chapman, and Irene Mecchi, directed by Andrews and Chapman[4] and co-directed by Purcell...
In Brave, set in the highlands of 10th-century Scotland, a skilled archer named Merida defies an age-old custom, causing chaos in her kingdom.
After consulting a witch for help, her family becomes cursed and Merida is forced to undo the spell herself before it is too late...
The film score to Brave was composed by Patrick Doyle. To bring some of Scotland's native flavor to the music, Doyle used native Scottish instruments
such as bagpipes, a solo fiddle, Celtic harps, flutes and the bodhrán, with an electronically treated dulcimer and cimbalom to give it a more contemporary feel..." 

(Wikipedia)

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ELECTRICITY

Electric Vocabulary
"We all know the words around electricity, "charge," "positive," "battery" and more. But where do they come from and what do they really mean?
Let the history of these words illuminate the physics of electric phenomena."

(YouTube)

 

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HISTORY

The American Revolution - a timeline - interactive
(timeline.americanrevolutioncenter.org)

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FOOD

Infographics On Nutrition
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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PLAYGROUNDS

The 12 Most Unique Playgrounds in the World
(neatorama.com)

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ZOMBIES

Z World Detroit
"Revitalizing a Detroit Neighborhood (with Zombies)"

(indiegogo.com)

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The Dark Knight Rises 
"is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan and the story with David S. Goyer.
Featuring the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the third and final installment in Nolan's Batman film trilogy,
and is a sequel to Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008)." 
See Shooting in Aurora, Colorado

(Wikipedia)

"Listen to Slate's Spoiler Special podcast on Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises after you've seen the movie."
(slate.com)

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In the background :

"Giant puppets depicting Lord Voldemort, center, from the Harry Potter books
and the Child Catcher from "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" swirl around the stage in the opening ceremony."