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AUGUST - PART 1 - NEW SITES




Les liens de ce site sont vérifiés le plus régulièrement possible.
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 (michelle.henry7@gmail.com)

 

 

10/08/2013


TRANSPORTATION

Evolution of Land Transportation - an infographic
(ikonet.com)

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DISCRIMINATION

Mothers face workplace discrimination (August 10, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"More than one in four British mothers who have returned to work feel discriminated against. This is according to a survey conducted by a UK legal firm."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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PRESENT PERFECT

Jack and Jill: Have You Ever...? - Present Perfect - a lesson
"Adam Sandler has ups and downs. He has an opportunity here to show his acting skills in the roles of twins, performing the scenes of both brother and sister.
The movie itself isn't as good as it had promised to be. This scene, though, is great and really funny. My students had a great time."
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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CLIMATE CHANGE

The polar bear who died of climate change
"A lack of sea ice, caused by global warming, meant the bear was unable to hunt seals and starved,
according to an expert who had been monitoring the animal in Svalbard, Norway."

(theguardian.com)

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COMPUTERS

The Weekly Crossword: Computers
"This week's crossword has computers as its theme. Click here for an interactive web version that will work on iOS devices
and here to download a PDF version (with solution)."

(englishblog.com)

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NEW ANIMATED SERIES

Meet The “Burka Avenger”
"A pop star in Pakistan has begun a new animated series called the Burka Avenger.
Here’s how CNN describes it:
Most, if not all, super heroes wear cloaks and masks to hide their identity. But how about a burqa?
A new cartoon series in Pakistan is turning stereotypes on their head. It’s centered around a woman who doesn’t wear a burqa in the daytime but puts one on to transform into the “Burka Avenger” – and what’s more, she’s fighting for female education.
.."

(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)



 

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PIRATES

Blackbeard: Most Terrifying Pirate
Article + Sources & Additional Information
(manitouboats.com)


Blackbeard, Pirate King of the Caribbean |
History Channel Docum
entary
"Edward Teach (c. 1680 -- 22 November 1718),
better known as Blackbeard, was a notorious English pirate
who operated around the West Indies and the eastern coast
of the American colonies..."

(YouTube)

 

 

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SCOTTISH BREAKFAST

Learn English With Photos 2 - A Scottish Breakfast
"This is the second in the series of ten videos I created for the EM Normandie's iTunes U site.
Click here to see the first one, and here to download a transcript and glossary. You can find all ten videos on YouTube."

(englishblog.com)

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POPULATION

In pictures: British Asians - 9 August 2013
"There are over 750.000 British people of Indian and Pakistani origin living in England."

(BBC)

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MOTOR RACERS

Meet the motor racers powered by the sun - 6 August 2013
"A team of ambitious scientists from the Netherlands is preparing to race thousands of kilometres across the Australian outback, powered only by the sun.
The World Solar Challenge is a gruelling trek from Darwin to Adelaide and is designed to test the potential of the competitors and their unique looking vehicles.
Anna Holligan reports."

(BBC)

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SURVEILLANCE

Barack Obama pledges greater surveillance transparency (9 August 2013) - Article + Videos
"President Barack Obama has promised "appropriate reforms" to guarantee greater oversight of controversial US surveillance programmes."

(BBC)

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IMMIGRATION

'Go home' vans: Liberty targets Home Office campaign - 6 August 2013
"Vans with the slogan "Stirring up tension and division in the UK illegally? Home Office, think again"
have been driven around London by civil rights campaign group Liberty.
The organisation is using the vans in opposition to the government's "go home" immigration campaign vans.
The Home Office adverts said: "Go home, or you'll be picked up and deported".
The government said its campaign was "another part of the reforms... that have seen net migration drop"."

(BBC)

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TAXIS

On the meter: Taking a taxi in New York and Havana - 7 August 2013
"Michelle Fleury hails a yellow cab in New York City, while Sarah Rainsford travels in style in Havana, Cuba."

(BBC)

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BURGERS

People eat first ''Google burger'' (August 8, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Two food critics have eaten meat that was grown in a lab. It is the first time anyone has eaten artificial meat."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Would you eat a lab-grown artificial burger?
(BBC)

World's first lab-grown burger is eaten in London (5 August 2013) - Article + Videos
(BBC)

Inside the meat lab: the future of food
"With billions of mouths to feed, we can't go on producing food in the traditional way.
Scientists are coming up with novel ways to cater for future generations. In-vitro burger, anyone?"

(theguardian.com)

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09/08/2013


ART

Comparing Hopper and Rockwell (Both and whereas)
"Play the first game,then click on "Start now" and take the quiz."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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06/08/2013


THE EUROPEAN UNION

A Short Explanation of the European Union - with videos
(freetech4teachers.com)

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FLASHCARDS

Free ESL Flashcards & Printables
(eslflashcards.com)

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COMPLAINTS and APOLOGIES

Complaints and Apologies + Pair work
(esl.wordzila.com)

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LIKES and DISLIKES

Expressing likes and dislikes + Activities : Role play - Pair work
(esl.wordzila.com)

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POLITICS

12 Political Terms Every English Language Learner Should Know (Infographic)
(myenglishteacher.eu)

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IDIOMS

8 Funny Idioms About Food with Examples and Explanations [Infographic]
(myenglishteacher.eu)

8 Idioms About Happiness That Make You Happy as a Clam [Infographic]
(myenglishteacher.eu)

Idioms and Slang words for Money with Examples from Hip Hop Songs
(t.co)

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FIREARMS

Arkansas School to Arm Teachers With Guns
(newsy.com)

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LIFE LESSONS

Video: “Great Life Lessons From Famous Teachers” (Plus Idea on How to Use It In Class)
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

 

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RELATIVE CLAUSES

Marmaduke: Unrestrictive Relative Clauses - a lesson
"Great movie for dog lovers!
Watch the movie segment and connect the sentences about the characters, using relative clauses. Decide about whom the sentences are about..."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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LANGUAGES

Video & Infographic On The Advantages Of Being Bilingual
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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ETYMOLOGY

Etymology
"Most vocabulary words are derived from Latin or Greek etymologies.
Here you will find access to phobias (fears, terrors, dreads), manias, and many other words listed in thematic units of English vocabulary words."

(wyzant.com)

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BULLYING

Shane Koyczan : "Ode à ce Jour" ... dédiée à tous ceux qui sont persécutés et beaux
"Shane Koyczan makes spoken-word poetry and music. His poem "To This Day" is a powerful story of bullying and survival,
illustrated by animators from around the world." Full bio »
(ted.com)

 

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NATIONAL FLAGS

U.S. rock group banned from Russia (August 6, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A rock group from the USA have been banned from performing at a music festival in Russia after the bass player stuffed the Russian flag inside his pants."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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BOOKQUEST

A Bookquest - Join the Team 3ème - Edition 2013 (version couleur)
+ A Bookquest - Join the team 3ème - Edition 2013 (version noir & blanc)
+ Corrigé

Envoyés par André Rouilhac (Ac. Poitiers) :
"Il y a un paragraphe, le C, que je ne compte pas faire lors de la première séance, mais que je donne en "homework", car il me semble trop chronophage...
Je compte mettre en commun les propositions des élèves et choisir les meilleures, ce que je propose dans la correction, c'est "au cas où"...
S'ajoutent à ce paragraphe deux autres activités, en homework aussi, je trouve intéressant que la bookquest ait un prolongement à domicile."


+ Powerpoints de correction :

- Correction Bookquest
- Correction Paragraphe C
- Correction Homework .pptx
- Correction Homework .ppt
"- J'ai à chaque fois fait 2 présentations, une .pptx et une .ppt, pour les collègues qui n'ont pas la version 2007 et ultérieure, ou n'ont que la visionneuse.
- Je me suis rendu compte en faisant ces PPT que j'avais fait une petite erreur dans mes fiches, à savoir la correction de la fiche "homework" où j'ai écrit
"photo taken on stage", alors que la fiche élève est sans "taken", je me suis trompé en convertissant en pdf... J'ai pris la version élève dans le powerpoint...
- Je n'ai pas mis de sons, les bip, zboing, clapclapclap, tacatacata, zzzziiip, etc, ça finit par m'énerver, et ça allège le fichier.
- Enfin, j'ai mis à part le paragraphe C de la Bookquest, au cas où les productions élèves seraient préférées si acceptables, ce que personnellement je compte faire..."

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BRITISH - AMERICAN

Difference Between British and American Spelling (Infographic)
(myenglishteacher.eu)

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Nelson MANDELA

Nelson Mandela - Video Listening Comprehension Exercise
(esolcourses.com)

 

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CARS

12 Car Parts You Should Know in English
(myenglishteacher.eu)

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COLLECTIVE NOUNS

10 Most Unusual Collective Nouns with Explanation (Infographic)
(myenglishteacher.eu)

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IDIOMS

8 Tricky Idioms About Money with Examples and Explanations [Infographic]
(myenglishteacher.eu)

10 Idioms About Friendship and Relationships [Infographic]
(myenglishteacher.eu)

Music Idioms [Infographic]
(myenglishteacher.eu)

10 Idioms About Life [infographic]
(myenglishteacher.eu)

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GEEKS

Social media, Doctor Who and the rise of the geeks - Article + Video
"Thanks to the fact that like-minded souls are only a click or a search-term away, the unthinkable has happened – geeks have become not only acceptable,
but even chic. But there are good reasons to be lovingly suspicious of this culture, as Tom Chatfield explains."

(BBC)

 

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SLEEP

How long can you go without sleep?
"There is no doubt that shut-eye is essential for humans. But how much do you need, what is it for and what happens if you don’t get enough?
James May delves into the mysteries that still surround a good night’s sleep."

(BBC)

 

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TAXIS

On the meter: Taking a taxi in London and Kampala - 6 August 2013
"Taxis are transport options in most cities around the world, but how do they vary in price around the globe?
In a BBC News series, six correspondents have compared the cost of a 10 km journey.
Tulip Mazumdar takes a trip in one of London's black cabs, while Gabriel Gatehouse is on two wheels in the Ugandan capital of Kampala."

(BBC)

On the meter: Taking a taxi in Greece and Japan - 4 August 2013
"Mark Lowen headed to the beach from Athens and in Rupert Wingfield-Hayes braved the streets of Tokyo."

(BBC)

In pictures: Mumbai's famous taxis - 4 August 2013
(BBC)

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ANTI-TERROR CENTRE

Inside New York's anti-terror centre - 5 August 2013
"In a secret location in lower Manhattan, Panorama reporter Hilary Andersson was given a glimpse of the control centre
where New York's Police is stepping it up its anti-terrorism operations."

(BBC)

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05/08/2013


FOOD

Food invented by accident (So + adj/adv + that)
"First match the foods and their names, then, click on "Start now" below and listen to the recordings, you'll hear how these foods were invented."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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03/08/2013


MARS

Prospect of one-way Mars trip captures the imagination - 30 April 2013
"A Dutch organisation, Mars One, is seeking volunteers for a flight that would take them to the Red Planet and leave them there.
The costs would be covered, it's hoped, by TV rights and corporate sponsorship."

(BBC)

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THE FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL

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

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SUPERPOWERS

World's 10 Humans With Real Superpowers
(YouTube)

 

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02/08/2013


SPACE

Behold, the Innards of a Spacesuit - with videos
(theatlantic.com)


Outer space travel feelings and facts guide
Space questions and answers
Space travel problems...

(spacefeelings.com)

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TRAVELLING

Learn English With Photos 1 - Air Travel
"This is the first in a series of ten videos I made for an iTunes U course I've just published.
The aim of the course is to 'develop the listening and vocabulary skills of learners of English at intermediate level and above'.
There are also a few questions at the end of each video for the viewer to answer..."

(englishblog.com)

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TERRORISM

Pressure cookers, backpacks and quinoa, oh my! - 2 August 2013
"It was a confluence of magnificent proportions that led six agents from the joint terrorism task force to knock on my door Wednesday morning...
Googling of certain things was creating a perfect storm of terrorism profiling...
 I had researched pressure cookers. My husband was looking for a backpack..."

(medium.com)

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SURVEILLANCE

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet' - 31 July 2013
- XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data
- NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches
- Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history
- NSA's XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations

(theguardian.com)


US-EU bugging claims: Is it OK for US to spy on allies? - 1 July 2013
(BBC)

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01/08/2013


RELIGION

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ESPIONAGE

Cartoon: Using a Sledgehammer to Crack a Nut?
"Bradley Manning, the US Army private who leaked thousands of classified documents, has been convicted of espionage but not of aiding the enemy..."
BACKGROUND + CARTOON + EXPLANATION + VOCABULARY + NOTE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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SAND-FREE

CGear Sand-Free's patented technology
"minimizes sand, dirt & dusty environments through its unique and patented technology first developed for militaries around the world.
Once irritating particles that fell on your blanket or towel now falls straight through our Mat and WILL NOT COME BACK UP
therefore creating a SAND-FREE and much more comfortable outdoor experience for you."

(cgear-sandfree.com)

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MUSEUM

Computer and gaming museum opens in Cambridge - 30 July 2013
"A museum which charts the history of computers and games consoles has opened in Cambridge..."

(BBC)

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AMERICAN - ENGLISH

Crossword: American English
"This week's crossword has the differences between American English and British English vocabulary as its theme....
Click here for a PDF version and here for an interactive web version which will work on iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)."

(englishblog.com)

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IMMIGRATION

Cartoon: Adverts for illegal immigrants
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION + VOCABULARY + Related articles

(englishblog.com)



Border security: US rancher's warning on immigration reform
- 30 July 2013
(BBC)

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JAIL

US man 'abandoned' in US jail gets $4m in compensation - 31 July 2013 - Article + Video
"A university student in the US city of San Diego has received $4.1m (£2.7m) from the US government
after he was abandoned for more than four days in a prison cell, his lawyer said."

(BBC)

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SURVEILLANCE

US declassifies phone-snooping order - 1 August 2013
"The Obama administration has released documents on its phone-snooping, as a Senate panel questions intelligence officials about the programme.
The declassification was made in the "interest of increased transparency", intelligence officials said."

(BBC)

to snoop
= "to pry into the private affairs of others, especially by prowling about."

(thefreedictionary.com)

snooping
= "Snooping, in a security context, is unauthorized access to another person's or company's data." 

(searchsecurity.techtarget.com)

to declassify
= "to remove official security classification from (a document)."

(thefreedictionary.com)

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CHEMICAL WEAPONS

UN chemical weapons inspectors to visit Syrian sites - 31 July 2013
"Syria has agreed to allow UN investigators to visit three sites where chemical weapons have allegedly been used, the UN has said."

+ What is sarin?
+ Syria chemical weapons allegations
+ Syria's chemical weapons stockpile
+ How to investigate chemical weapons allegations

(BBC)

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