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AUGUST - PART 2 - 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)

 

 

30/08/2013


Seamus HEANEY

Nobel Prize winning Poet Seamus Heaney dies aged 74 - 30 August 2013
"Seamus Heaney, acclaimed by many as the best Irish poet since Yeats, has died aged 74.
BBC Northern Ireland Arts Correspondent Maggie Taggart looks back at the career of the man from Bellaghy who was honoured with the Nobel prize for literature."

(BBC)

Seamus Heaney recites poem Digging
"Seamus Heaney wrote many poems, having had 12 collections of poems published across his writing career.
The 74-year-old poet said some of his happiest memories were of working on the family farm, and in this extract, he recites the poem titled Digging."

(BBC)

Digging by Seamus Heaney
"Between my finger and my thumb  
The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.
Under my window, a clean rasping sound  
When the spade sinks into gravelly ground: 
My father, digging. I look down..."
  
(poetryfoundation.org)  

Seamus Heaney (/ˈʃməs ˈhni/; 13 April 1939 – 30 August 2013)
"was an Irish poet, playwright, translator and lecturer, and the recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Born at Mossbawn farmhouse between Castledawson and ToomebridgeCounty Londonderry, he resided in Dublin until his death.[1][2]"

(Wikipedia)

Obituary: Seamus Heaney
(BBC)

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BIODIVERSITY

Infographic: “What’s Happening to Biodiversity?”
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

(Permanent link)

 


MLK

Copy of Soundtrack for a Revolution: Full Movie
"The Civil Right Movement - Martin Luther King influence during the Civil Rights Movement
and how he helped limit the level of segregation between Black Americans and White Americans."

(YouTube)

 

Many Important Additions To March On Washington Resource List
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

(Permanent link)

 


FOOD

Two Infographics On Nutrition
- Fast-food TV advertising aimed at children
- Working off what you eat

(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

(Permanent link)

 


WW1

World War One - True stories
"Read and listen to stories of the War from the people who lived it. Explore diaries, letters, scrapbooks, newspaper cuttings, photos and keepsakes."

+ Articles + Games + Timeline
(BBC)

First world war soldiers' undelivered letters home come to light at last - 29 August 2013
"Letters judged unsuitable to give to families were stored with dead soldiers' wills and have now been made available online."

(theguardian.com)

(Permanent link)

 


SPACE

Sending Humans to Mars! - AUDIO + TRANSCRIPT
"First, we tell about new efforts to send humans to the planet Mars..."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

(Permanent link)

 


HEALTH

What If You Stopped Going Outside?
"If you spend most of your day inside, this is for you!"

(YouTube)

 

(Permanent link)

 


DESCRIPTION

Rabbit and Squirrel
(YouTube)
"The squirrel who snugs on the rabbit named George is cute enough by itself, but the accompanying dialogue here is priceless." 

(Neatorama)

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WORKSHEETS

colours
This worksheet is designed to help pupils review basic colours through 5 activities, pupils have to colour circles, they have to speak about their favourite colour,
they will have to listen to Kira Willey and try to understand the colours mentioned in her song, and finally pupils can enjoy two games :
a crossword puzzle and a wordsearch with a hiddden message.
song : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur5AYncDDE0

Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
(Permanent link)

nationalities
With this worksheet pupils can match some nationalities and countries. They can learn how to pronounce the words.
They can improve their spelling. The drawings are funny stereotypes. It's interesting to show people that they may not accurately reflect reality.
Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
(Permanent link)

days and months
In this worksheet, pupils learn and put into practice the words for the days of the week, the months of the year and the seasons.
Pupils have to answer questions, there are a few questions and opportunities for them to communicate with each other using the target language.
Then they can enjoy a wordsearch.
Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
(Permanent link 1) (Permanent link 2)

in the classroom
In this worksheet, pupils learn the names of classroom items. They have to listen and repeat the words. They can colour the items.
The worksheet also presents the zero and indefinite articles. Pupils have to choose between a and an and the zero article.
Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
(Permanent link)

personality (adjectives)
This worksheet presents basic personality adjectives. Students learn
adjectives and structures for describing people’s personality.
There are vocabulary exercises, writing and speaking activities.
At the end of the worksheet there is a writing activity in which students put the target language into practice.

Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
(Permanent link)

the Simpsons possessive case
With this worksheet, pupils can study the Simpsons family tree. They can create sentences using the possessive case and learn the vocabulary related to family members.
They will enjoy 4 activities to practise the possessive case and a writing activity to introduce their own family to their classmates.
Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
(Permanent link 1) (Permanent link 2)

the weather forecast
This worksheet presents basic vocabulary for describing the weather. Pupils learn nouns and adjectives to talk about the weather.
There is also a word search with a hidden message. The worksheet includes a reading activity, pupils have to draw weather symbols on a map.
At the end of the worksheet, there is a speaking activity in which they are invited to play the role of a weather forecast presenter.
Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
(Permanent link)

Burns Night A1
This worksheet is about a festival in Scotland in January. It introduces pupils to Burns Night, when and how it is celebrated in Scotland. There are vocabulary games.
Pupils have to situate Scotland on a map, colour the Scottish flag and tick the right emblem. There is also an activity about the Highland Games.
Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
(Permanent link)

Burns Night A2
This worksheet introduces pupils to Burns Night, when and how it is celebrated in Scotland.
Pupils can test their knowledge of Scotland, there is a quiz containing ten questions about Scotland and Burns Night.
Pupils can also enjoy a crossword puzzle after the quiz.

Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
(Permanent link)

an English breakfast
In this lesson, students learn useful words and expressions that they can use when describing an English breakfast. Students have to label a photo.
This worksheet is also great for getting students to interact with each other talking about their own breakfast.
Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
(Permanent link)

family members
In this lesson, students learn how to talk about the Simpsons using vocabulary for family members.
The lesson assumes a basic knowledge of the verb ‘be’ and the verb "have". The exercises are very easy.
Pupils have to fill in the gaps using vocabulary for family members and they have to read sentences and guess who it is.
Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
(Permanent link)

food and drinks, likes and dislikes
Pupils learn vocabulary for talking about fruit, vegetables and drinks. They can talk about their likes and dislikes, they learn and practise I like and I don't like.
The worksheet provides adjectives to justify their likes. Pupils have to order positive and negative adjectives.
Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
(Permanent link 1) (Permanent link 2)

talents
The topic of this worksheet is talents. Students have to write what they can do and what they can't do.
The worksheet also presents link words such as "and, too, but" and it also provides plenty of speaking practice as well as reading.

Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
(Permanent link 1) (Permanent link 2)

my talents
The topic of this worksheet is talents. Students learn vocabulary for typical leisure time activities.
They learn how to use can and can't, the definite article "the" and the "zero" article. The worksheet provides a speaking and /or a writing activity.

Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
(Permanent link 1) (Permanent link 2) (Permanent link 3)

numbers 1 to 12
It's a worksheet for beginners to practise numbers from 1 to 12, there are 3 activities in which pupils can practise their spelling,
they have to write numbers shown on dominoes, they have to find and write numbers, and there is a crossword puzzle for fun.

Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
(Permanent link)

sports - likes and dislikes
In this worksheet, the names of various sports are introduced, and students learn how to speak about their likes and dislikes using the present simple.
Pupils learn the structure like, don't like, likes and doesn't like. There is a speaking activity in which students practise the target language.
The lesson develops reading, listening and speaking skills.

Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
(Perrmanent link 1) (Permanent link 2) (Permanent link 3)

superlatives
This worksheet includes two activities in which pupils practise the superlative form of different adjectives. The worksheet also provides plenty of speaking practice.
Pupils are asked to give their opinion on records in the class such as who is the sportiest ?
The second topic is more about show business. The activities assume a basic knowledge of the superlative form.

Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
(Permanent link)

What time is it ?
This is a worksheet for teaching or revising how to tell the time. Pupils have to draw hands on clocks,  and they have to write or tell the times.
The listening part is up to the teacher, with a suggestion of three activities : true or false, find the right order and complete the clocks.

Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
(Permanent link)

The United Kingdom
This is a worksheet for teaching or revising information about England, Great Britain and the UK, usually confused.
Pupils have to look at a map and fill in a grid. They learn about the names of the countries, the capital cities and the symbols.
They can also colour the flags.

Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)
(Permanent link)

 

29/08/2013


CELEBRITY ARRESTS

26 Unfortunate Celebrity Arrests - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep. 24)
(YouTube)

 

(Permanent link 1) (Permanent link 2)

 


MLK

MLK SPEECH 50 - I Have A Dream Anniversary - Cartoons
(cagle.com)



President Obama speaks on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington - Full speech 8/28/2013
(YouTube)
+ TRANSCRIPT
(washingtonpost.com)
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

Tons More Resources Related To The March On Washington
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

Poor People's Campaign
"Brief excerpt on The 1968 Poor People's Campaign from the Henry Louis Gates Documentary - Two Nations."

(YouTube)

 

(Permanent link)

 

 

SUMMER REVIEW

Ajouts de fichiers :

Summer Review - PowerPoint Presentation

+ Fichiers son (.flv) : 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10

Summer Review - Matching exercise - Worksheet

Summer Review - Matching Exercise - Answers


Documents créés par Brigitte Potier (Ac. Nantes)

(Permanent link)

 


SURVEILLANCE

Surveillance of students in public schools: how much is too much? - 28 August 2013
"A school district amid the vast suburban sprawl of Los Angeles has hired a self-described social network monitoring service
to stalk its students on internet-based platforms including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter..."

(news.yahoo.com)

(Permanent link)

 

28/08/2013


MASCOTS

37 Odd College Mascots - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep. 22)
"This week, John Green discusses 37 rather odd choices for a college mascot including a pickle, a banana slug, and a squirrel."

(YouTube)

 

(Permanent link)

 


SCIENCE

BBC Science Club - Physics
(vimeo.com)
"A cute animated video from the BBC Science Club tells us how the study of physics has evolved." (Neatorama)

 

(Permanent link)

 


TABLE SETTINGS

Modern Table Settings
(neatorama.com)

(Permanent link)

 


ENGLISH CLASSROOM RULES

English Classroom Rules
- une fiche envoyée par Hélène Vallet (Ac. Créteil) :
"Pour les Class Rules, j'utilise ce document en 5ème pour réactiver le lexique, puis on fait 2 colonnes type 'you must / you mustn't."

(Permanent link)

 


CHEMICAL WEAPONS

Cartoon: After the chemical attacks in Syria
"This cartoon by Chappatte from The International Herald Tribune features a well-known English idiom..."

+ BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + NOTE  + LINKS + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

(Permanent link)

 


AMERICAN FOLKLORE

A Big, Beautiful Midcentury Map Celebrating American Folklore
"This map, by social realist artist William Gropper, was created to showcase the diversity of national myths and folk stories
and was distributed abroad through the U.S. Department of State starting in 1946."

(slate.com)

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SUPERHEROES

Reuters Video: Superman flies in southern California
"A start-up company in California creates life-sized remote controlled superheroes that soar through the air. Elly Park reports."

(englishblog.com)

In Pictures: Batman through the ages
(BBC)

Catvengers
(neatorama.com)

(Permanent link)

 


SONGS

 (What's so funny 'bout) peace love and understanding by A Perfect Circle
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"As I walk on 
This wicked world 
Searchin' for light in the darkness of insanity. 
I ask myself 
Is all hope lost? 
Is there only pain and hatred, and misery?..." 

(lyricsfreak.com)



Dreams Are Real
by Katie Akana and Ryan Barger

(YouTube)


(Permanent link 1) (Permanent link 2)

 


MLK

ONE MAN. ONE MARCH. ONE SPEECH. ONE DREAM - with videos
"Fifty years ago 250,000 people converged on the National Mall for a March on Washington." 
(content.time.com)
Thanks to Cécile Decouais (Ac. Limoges)

Has Martin Luther King's 'dream' come true ? - 27 August 2013 
"The BBC's Mark Mardell has been talking to African-Americans who live just a stone's throw away from the seat of power at Capitol Hill."

(BBC)

Martin Luther King: 'I have a dream' revisited
"To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech, BBC Radio 4 asked notable figures to record a recital of the celebrated text.
Listen to it in full below, and see striking images from a period of American history which became a tipping point for social change."
(BBC)

The Speech - interactive
"Fifty years after Martin Luther King delivered his most famous speech at the march on Washington of 28 August 1963,
Gary Younge explores a defining moment in civil rights history that changed America and the world."
(theguardian.com)
Thanks to Véronique Brunot

Many More Resources About The March On Washington
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

Martin Luther King rally draws thousands to Washington - 24 August 2013
(BBC)

(Permanent link)

 


ROYAL BABY

First photos of Prince George (August 28, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Britain's royal family released the first official photos of Prince George on Sunday. The photos are a little different because a royal photographer didn't take them."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

(Permanent link)

 


NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL

Notting Hill Carnival opens with children's day - 25 August 2013
"Europe's biggest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival, has opened with thousands of revellers watching a parade of giant floats."

(BBC)

In paintings: How did the Notting Hill Carnival start?
(BBC)

(Permanent link)

 

27/08/2013


CARTOONS

School 2013 - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

(Permanent link)

 


SONGS

ALPHABETICAL 26-GENRE SONG
The lyrics and the list of genres are below the video on YouTube.
(YouTube)

 

(Permanent link 1) (Permanent link 2)

 


FOOD

28 Foods Named After People - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep. 23)
"This week, John Green looks at foods such as Melba toast, Salisbury steak, and German chocolate cake, who were all named after real people."

(YouTube)

 

(Permanent link)

 


THE FAMILY

 

Family Relationships in English + 57 Words and Phrases about Family
(t.co)

Fun practice activities for family vocabulary
(edition.tefl.net)

(Permanent link)

 


IN THE KITCHEN

24 Tools in the Kitchen - Improve Your Vocabulary [Infographic]
(t.co)

(Permanent link)

 


GRAMMAR

Gerund or How to Use -Ing and with What? (Infographic)
(myenglishteacher.eu)

How to Use Past Perfect Continuous [Infographic]
(t.co)

(Permanent link 1) (Permanent link 2)

 


NEWS WORDS

News Words: News jargon - with AUDIO
"The BBC's Clare Arthurs looks at some of the jargon often used in the news and news reporting."

(BBC)

(Permanent link)

 


IDIOMS

Tea Idioms - Quiz + Video
(esolcourses.com)

English IDIOMS / The Body - with pictures
(myenglishteacher.eu)

(Permanent link 1) (Permanent link 2) (Permanent link 3)

 


LANGUAGES

Mapping where English is not the language at home
"More than a quarter of counties in the United States have at least one in 10 households where English is not the language spoken at home..."

(washingtonpost.com)


2011 Language Mapper
(census.gov)

(Permanent link)

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


FIGURES OF SPEECH

5 Funny Figures of Speech
"Wordplay is a fertile field for study in English. Although the following forms of humor should be used sparingly if at all,
writers should be familiar with them and their possibilities."

1. Malapropism 2. Spoonerism 3. Paraprosdokian 4. Tom Swifty 5. Wellerism
(dailywritingtips.com)

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SONG

A Letter From Fred
"A short documentary telling a poignant story of life, love and music."

(vimeo.com)
"Frank Stobaugh was 96 when Lorraine, his wife of 72 years, passed away. He was heartbroken.
Mr. Stobaugh dealt with his grief by entering an online songwriting contest. Here's the story of his song, "Oh Sweet Lorraine."
The performance begins at 5:53 in the video, but you'll want to watch the entire heartwarming tale. This is the majesty of love."

(Neatorama)

(Permanent link)

 


PHRASES

50 Plain-Language Substitutions for Wordy Phrases
ex : a number of: some, many
(dailywritingtips.com)

(Permanent link)

 


BODY

Healthline Body Maps - interactive
(healthline.com)

(Permanent link)



WIKILEAKS

Intelligence Leaker Gets 35-Year Jail Term - Script + Audio
"Bradley Manning provided 750 thousand classified records to the WikiLeaks website."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CINEMA


Jobs 
"is a 2013 American biographical drama film based on the life
of the late Steve Jobs, from 1974 while a student at Reed College
to the introduction of the iPod in 2001.[4] 
It is directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matt Whiteley,
and produced by Mark Hulme...
The film opens in 2001 with Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) introducing the iPod 
at an Apple Town Hall meeting. It then flashes back to Reed College in 1974. Jobs had already dropped out due to the high expense of tuition, but was still auditing classes with the approval of Dean Jack Dudman (James Woods)
who took him under his wing.[7]..." 

(Wikipedia)



Movie info
"It only takes one person to start a revolution. The extraordinary story
of Steve Jobs, the original innovator and ground-breaking entrepreneur
who let nothing stand in the way of greatness. The film tells the epic and turbulent story of Jobs as he blazed a trail that changed technology
- and the world - forever."

(rottentomatoes.com)

 


Free Handout + MP3 + 8 Online Quizzes on JOBS

(lessonsonmovies.com)


 

Now You See Me 
"is a 2013 French-American caper/thriller film directed
by French director Louis Leterrier starring an international cast...
Four gifted magicians—J. Daniel Atlas, Henley Reeves, Jack Wilder, and Merritt McKinney—are brought together by a mysterious benefactor, and,
one year later, they perform in Las Vegas as "The Four Horsemen"
sponsored by insurance magnate Arthur Tressler. For the finale of their performances, the Four Horsemen invite a member of the audience to help
them in their next trick: robbing a bank. The man is apparently teleported
to a bank in Paris, where he activates an air-duct which vacuums up
the money and showers it onto the crowd in Las Vegas..."

(Wikipedia)

 

 

 

English Words for Talking about Film and Cinema - with pictures
(esolcourses.com)

(Permanent link)

 


CINEMA / LESSON

Midnight in Paris, To Rome with Love & The Smurfs: Superlatives with Nouns - a lesson
"These three movies show three famous  cities -  Paris, Rome and New York. I used these scenes to compare cities, using nouns.
I love Woody Allen - especially Midnight in Paris. I simply had to use these opening scenes. They are lovely."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

(Permanent link)

 


SUMMER REVIEW

Summer review - activities :
- AUDIO
- PowerPoint Presentation
- Worksheet + Answers
Created by Emmanuelle Didry (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

(Permanent link)

 

26/08/2013


REFUGEES

1 million Syrian child refugees (August 24, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"There are now over one million child refugees because of the war in Syria. The United Nations called this number ''a shameful milestone"."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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VOLUNTEERING

Volunteering helps you live longer (August 26, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Volunteering can make you happier and help you live longer, according to a new study.
A research paper published on Friday in the journal BMC Public Health says doing good deeds for others boosts your mental health."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

(Permanent link)

 


WW2

WW2 with Betty - Interactive activities with audio
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)
"Une vieille dame anglaise a accepté de parler de sa vie pendant la seconde guerre mondiale, elle était dans les ATS.
J'ai trouvé les aquarelles d'un peintre de guerre Antony Gross pour illustrer les pages.
La voix est un peu chevrotante, mais le récit est touchant et pas trop difficile ....
2014 sera l'année des commémorations, ce travail sera peut être utile à certains d'entre vous."

(Permanent link)

 


CINEMA

The Hunger Games - a worksheet (NEW LINK)
Created by Elodie Servant (Ac. Bordeaux)

(Permanent link)

 


SUMMER REVIEW

Summer Review - worksheets with audio
Created by Fabienne Arnoux (Ac. Nice)

(Permanent link)

 

24/08/2013


REFUGEES

Zaatari refugee camp: The children living in limbo - 23 August 2013 
Article + Photos + Video
"Almost two million people have fled over Syria's borders to escape the bloody internal battle engulfing the country.
The latest figures from the UN show one million of them are children.
Many of those forced to leave their homes have taken refuge in neighbouring countries, but 130,000 of them are now living in a three-square-mile piece
of the desolate Jordanian desert - home to the sprawling Zaatari refugee camp. Half of the camp's population is under 18. "

(BBC)

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SURVEILLANCE

New Details Show Broader NSA Surveillance Reach - 20 August 2013
"The National Security Agency—which possesses only limited legal authority to spy on U.S. citizens—has built a surveillance network
that covers more Americans' Internet communications than officials have publicly disclosed, current and former officials say...
The NSA's surveillance network covers more Americans' Internet communications than officials have publicly disclosed,
reaching roughly 75 percent of all U.S. internet traffic.  "

(online.wsj.com)

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SPYING

Reuters Video: Data spying bins raise privacy fears + TRANSCRIPT
"The City of London has banned high-tech recycling bins from collecting phone data from passers-by.
The CEO of Renew, the start-up who owns the bins, says their technology trial has been misunderstood.
But as firms increasingly look to monetise data collection, concerns about privacy are growing. Joanna Partridge reports."

(englishblog.com)

(Permanent link)

 


TRAVELLING

Chen Guanming: The Olympic Chinese rickshaw rider's farewell to England - 23 August 2013 + Photos
"Three years ago, a Chinese farmer packed his worldly possessions into a rusty rickshaw, and,
after pedalling 37,500 miles (60,000 km) through 16 countries and more than 1,700 cities, arrived in London."

(BBC)

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TOYS

The Toy Shop - See Type of Toy - with pictures
(thetoyshop.com)



Toys - pictures
(sears.ca)


Toys R Us - Catalogues
(toysrus.com.au)

(Permanent link)

 

22/08/2013


BACK TO SCHOOL

50 things to do the first week of school
(community.eflclassroom.com)

(Permanent link)

Thanks to Annie Gual-Arnoux Gwynn (Ac. Dijon)

 


ROYAL BABY

Royal baby: Family tree - clickable - 23 July 2013
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby is the newest member of a Royal Family which spans four generations."

(BBC)

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SWAN

One Of Queen's Swans 'Barbecued' On River Bank Near Windsor Castle - 21 August 2013
Article + Video
"All wild mute swans in Britain are considered to be the property of the Crown although The Queen only exercises her ownership
on certain stretches of the Thames and its surrounding tributaries. It is an offence to kill one."

(huffingtonpost.co.uk)

Royal Bird Barbecue : Queen's Swan Found Cooked Near Windsor Castle
"The carcass of a swan owned by the Queen has been found on a river bank near Windsor Castle after apparently being cooked on a disposable barbecue."

(YouTube)

 

(Permanent link)

 


WIKILEAKS

Judge sentences Bradley Manning to 35 years - 21 August 2013
"A military judge on Wednesday sentenced Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison, bringing to a close
the government’s determined pursuit of the Army intelligence analyst who leaked the largest cache of classified documents in U.S. history."

(washingtonpost.com)

Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison - Article + Video
"Bradley Manning was jailed for 35 years for the largest intelligence leak in US history, but WikiLeaks claimed a “strategic victory”
after it emerged he could walk free in only seven.
"
(telegraph.co.uk)

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BIG BROTHER

NSA illegally collected thousands of emails, US admits - 22 August 2013
"A National Security Agency surveillance system illegally gathered up to 56,000 personal emails by Americans annually, declassified court documents show."

(BBC)

(Permanent link)

 

19/08/2013


MAPS

40 maps that explain the world
(washingtonpost.com)

40 Maps They Didn’t Teach You In School
(boredpanda.com)
This site "has a number of other good maps.
However, that second site also includes a few maps with topics and language that wouldn’t be appropriate for the classroom."

(Larry Ferlazzo)

(Permanent link)

 


WWII

WWII: Outbreak | Britain on the brink of World War II - with AUDIO
(BBC)

(Permanent link)

 


FILM / LESSON

Inseparable - a lesson
" This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film called Inseparable by Nick White and the theme of relationships.
Students practise using prefixes, predict a story, watch a short film, write down 2 short conversations and write a narrative.
Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Time: 90 minutes
Topic: Relationships
Language: Prefixes, adjectives and narrative tenses"

(film-english)

(Permanent link)

 


CHARITY

Google starts one-dollar charity app (August 16, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The search engine giant Google has started a new app that lets people give just one dollar to different charities.
Its 'One Today' app shows users a variety of charities every day."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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FAMOUS PEOPLE

Didn't You Use to Be Famous? - AUDIO + SCRIPT
"We tell about several movie and television stars who were famous years ago. They explain how fame has shaped their careers."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SEQUENCE WORDS

The Pacifier: Sequence Words - a lesson
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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FACEBOOK

Facebook ''selfies'' can harm relationships (August 18, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A study from the U.K. indicates that people who post too many ''selfies'' (photos of themselves) on Facebook and similar social networks
risk damaging their real-life relationships."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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OBESITY

First lady, Doug E. Fresh drop rap video
"Michelle Obama joins with several hip-hop heavyweights to fight childhood obesity with music."

(YouTube)


 

Michelle Obama, Dr. Oz and Jordin Sparks join 'Everybody' rap video
"First Lady Michelle Obama doesn't lay down the rhymes, but she does make an appearance in a rap music video to encourage healthy eating."

(politico.com)

Songs For A Healthier America – Behind the Scenes
(hhph.org)

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Thanks to Martine Jacques (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

 


STEREOTYPES

I'm a person, so I must be stereotyped!!
(blogakusukatiakula.blogspot.fr)



More stereotypes - Pictures
(ladyrika.wordpress.com)

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18/08/2013


MARCH ON WASHINGTON / MLK

March on Washington - 50 years later - a file
(washingtonpost.com)

August 28th, 2013 will mark the 50th Anniversary of MARCH ON WASHINGTON & Dr. King's "I HAVE A DREAM" speech.
For more information and Schedule of Events click here

(thekingcenter.org)

This Month in the Movement: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
+ King Resources
(mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu)

The Montgomery Story Comic Book - 1 December 1957 
(mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu)

Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story
(comicvine.com)

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Thanks to Laure Peskine.

 


AREA 51

Area 51 'declassified' in U-2 spy plane history - 16 August 2013
"The CIA has officially acknowledged the secret US test site known as Area 51, in a newly unclassified internal history of the U-2 spy plane programme."

(BBC)

Lockheed’s U-2: The spyplane from Area 51 - 14 August 2013
"The Lockheed U-2 helped create Area 51 and spied on the Soviet Union from the edge of space. It's still in service 57 years later.
BBC Future peers into its fascinating history."

(BBC)

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BIG BROTHER

Edward Snowden documents show NSA broke privacy rules - 16 August 2013
(BBC)

US National Security Agency 'is surveillance leviathan' - 12 August 2013
"Papers that said a US spying programme "touches" 1.6% of internet traffic in fact reveal the vast scale of snooping, a senior security researcher has said."

(BBC)

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COUNTRIES

Crossword: Countries
"You can download a PDF version of this crossword here, and an interactive web version which will work on iOS devices (unlike the one below) here."

(englishblog.com)

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HIP HOP

History of hip hop in two minutes
(BBC)

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