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CHRISTMAS / LESSON

100 Questions for Santa Xmas Lesson
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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CHRISTMAS / VIDEOS / SONG

Watch 101 Classic Christmas Videos Online
(fanpop.com)

Top 15 Christmas TV episodes ever
(aoltv.com)

 

Train - Shake up Christmas (YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"Once upon a time in a town like this
A little girl made a great big wish
To fill the world full of happiness
And be on Santa's magic list..."

(lyricshall.com)

 

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CHRISTMAS / LIGHTS / PLANTS

Family create festive display using one million Christmas lights
"A family in Croatia have transformed their estate into a winter wonderland with more than 1.2 million Christmas lights."

ARTICLE + VIDEO
(telegraph.co.uk)




Christmas plants: A berry merry season
- with pictures
"Sarah Raven considers the three British plants at the heart of our traditional celebrations."
Holly, ivy, mistletoe...
(telegraph.co.uk)


Christmas dinner around the world - with a slideshow
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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STEREOTYPES

Clichés & stereotypes of the Americans
VIDEO : The Stereotypical American in Europe + TEXTS and ANALYSES + PICTURES
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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PEACE

 

Nobel Peace Prize awarded in Oslo - 10 December 2011
ARTICLE + VIDEO
(BBC)

 

Nobel Peace Prize presented to female trio in Oslo - 10 December 2011
"This year's award was won jointly by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia, Leymah Gbowee, the Liberian peace activist,
and Yemeni pro-democracy campaigner Tawakkol Karman.
They were recognised for their "non-violent struggle" for women's safety and for women's rights to participate in peace-building work."

(BBC)

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CHRISTMAS

Pingu celebrates Christmas
"Niveau 5eme, pour commencer à aborder le présent en Be + ING et "would like".

DAY 1 :
- On va regarder la vidéo
- Puis à nouveau, en faisant des pauses au moment des actions.
- Recap à l'aide du powerpoint
- Petit jeu de mime pour fixer le temps.
A la maison, ils devront faire la trace écrite à l'aide des images et des verbes non-conjugués à l'aide des deux fiches
(on pourra commencer ensemble s'il reste du temps).

DAY 2 :
- Correction de la trace écrite (donc pour une fois, pas de contrôle oral de début d'heure)
- Repassage de la vidéo jusqu'à la première occurence de "would like"
 - Passage à la partie "would like" du powerpoint
- Pour fixer, what would you like for Christmas?
- Recap de la trace écrite (fiche fournie)
- Ecriture d'une lettre à Santa."

Séquence créée et envoyée par Géraldine Lemal (Ac. Amiens)

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ENVIRONMENT

Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait (2006 - Current)
The photos can be used in class.
(chrisjordan.com)
Objectif Terre (2/5) : Chris Jordan
(telerama.fr)


VOA TV – Studying How Plastic Pollution Enters Ocean Food Supply

"Marcus Eriksen is not really fishing. He is catching plastic in the Atlantic Ocean. Eriksen wants to publicize
the growing buildup of plastic waste in our oceans and to study its effects..." 

(manythings.org)

 

 

70 Miles of Flotsam & Radioactive Waste Dumped into the Pacific
ARTICLE + VIDEO
(protecttheocean.com)

Thanks to Nancy Hughes (Ac. Lille)

 

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Recycling plastic, mobile phones, ..and goats + AUDIO
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

Climate change in the UK + AUDIO
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

Climate change drives animals to high ground + AUDIO
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

 

Thanks to Jean Sabiron

 

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CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas Mr Bean!
"Watch the video and complete."
+ Answer
Activity created and sent by Karine GAVOILLE (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

Niveau : 5ème

3 VIDEOS on YouTube :
MERRY CHRISTMAS MR BEAN (1 of 3)
MERRY CHRISTMAS MR BEAN (2 of 3)
MERRY CHRISTMAS MR BEAN (3 of 3)

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BANKERS

Top ten banker jokes
(telegraph.co.uk)

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CHRISTMAS

Christmas - 4 - 2011 charity appeal: Giving hope to marginalised young people
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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A Wish for the Holidays

 

Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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Merry Christmas! - interactive activities
(memovoc.com)

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COOKING

Interchange 2 unit 4 : What's cooking ?

 

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CHRISTMAS

Christmas movies - photo
(megarapid.net)

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THE YEAR 2011


2011 - EVENTS

(Wikipedia)

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'Ils nous ont quittés en 2011' - a slideshow with 25 pictures
(20minutes.fr)

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Jeux video : Notre top 40 de l'année
(jeuxvideo.20minutes-blogs.fr)

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CHRISTMAS

Christmas - 5 : 'All I want for Christmas': Letters from Santa's postbag
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)
- with a slideshow (independent.co.uk)

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ART

Tom Wesselmann's Collages
"Tom Wesselman was an American artist. Here are 2 of his works. Click to enlarge them.
Watch the video to understand how the artist worked,
(The 2 ladies are creating their own work of art using Wesselmann's technique)
then play the game."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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"ORAL" / "EVALUATION"

Fiches de participation dynamique (Anglais / Anglais 6ème + Fiches d'évaluation orale (Anglais / SEGPA)
CLIQUER SUR 'RESSOURCES'
(petitscarabee.multimaths.net)

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GAMES / WORKSHEETS

Medical and pharmaceutical English games and worksheets
(tefl.net)

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DICKENS

Dickens in Context
"These resources will allow you to investigate the key themes of Dickens's novels alongside original source material from the British Library.
Literary manuscripts, newspapers, letters, workhouse menus and many more fascinating collection items
will help students open up the social, cultural and political context in which Dickens was writing..."

Poverty & Wealth
Prisons & Crime
Literature & Social Campaigning
Industrialisation
Childhood
Caricature
Instalments
Dickens as a Performer
Credits

(bl.uk)

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THE EURO

Video: Tenth Anniversary of the Euro
"Almost ten years ago, on 1st January 2002, euro banknotes and coins were introduced in 12 Member States of the European Union.
Since then, five more Member States have adopted the euro in recent years."

+ COMMENT
(englishblog.com)

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THE YEAR 2011 / PHOTOS

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2011
(lightbox.time.com)

2011: The Year in Photos, Part 1 of 3
2011: The Year in Photos, Part 2 of 3
2011: The Year in Review 
The Legal Year in Review
The 10 Biggest Sports Stories of 2011

(theatlantic.com)

Best News Photos of 2011
(nationalgeographic.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

INTRODUCING PEOPLE

How to introduce people in English
"Here's a selection of scenes from different series showing how people can introduce themselves and each other in English."

 

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"Ten years ago we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope, and Johnny Cash. 
Now we have no jobs, no hope and no cash."

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SMOKING

Smoking Area Ceiling
(joe-ks.com)

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CHRISTMAS

Xmas - 1: The price of Christmas: £112.50 per child
Xmas - 2: the true cost of the Christmas toys we buy from China's factories

Xmas -3 : Documents from earlier years
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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JUST FOR PLEASURE!!!

 

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BAD MORNING

Bad morning - IKEA tv ad

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Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

 

CHRISTMAS

Christmas trees around the world – in pictures
(guardian.co.uk)



The 9 Most Christmassy Towns in America
(time.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

War Horse 
"is a 2011 British-American war drama film directed by Steven Spielberg ...
  It is based on both War Horse, a children's novel set during World War I, by British author Michael Morpurgo,
first published in the United Kingdom in 1982, and the 2007 stage adaptation of the same name.[3] "

(Wikipedia)



War Horse - Official Trailer [HD]
Plot:
"Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry
and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend."

(YouTube)

  

 

Stephen Spielberg's film War Horse opens in New York - 5 December 2011
"War Horse - the story of a friendship between a young English boy and his horse during WWI
- has become one of the most popular British plays ever staged.
Now Stephen Spielberg has made it into a film which has premiered in New York.
Tom Brook reports."

(BBC)

 

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ECONOMY

The Story of Broke (2011)
"The United States isn't broke; we're the richest country on the planet and a country in which the richest among us are doing exceptionally well.
But the truth is, our economy is broken, producing more pollution, greenhouse gasses and garbage than any other country.
In these and so many other ways, it just isn't working. But rather than invest in something better, we continue to keep this 'dinosaur economy'
on life support with hundreds of billions of dollars of our tax money. The Story of Broke calls for a shift in government spending toward
investments in clean, green solutions—renewable energy, safer chemicals and materials, zero waste and more—that can deliver jobs
AND a healthier environment. It's time to rebuild the American Dream; but this time, let's build it better."

(YouTube)

IS THE U.S. BROKE?
(faireconomy.org)

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CHRISTMAS

Fichiers audios sur le thème de Noël - une compilation
Différents niveaux
"Audio Lingua propose des enregistrements authentiques autour de la fête de Noël.
Pour les trouver, choisissez votre langue, puis tapez « Christmas » dans le moteur de recherche."

(anglais.ac-versailles.fr)

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THE YEAR 2011

Best photos of the year 2011
" WARNING: SOME IMAGES CONTAIN GRAPHIC CONTENT OR NUDITY. 
From the uprisings across the Arab world to the devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan, there was no lack of news in 2011. Reuters photographers covered the breaking news events as well as captured more intimate, personal stories.
In this showcase, the photographers offer a behind the scenes account of the images that helped define the year. 100 PHOTOS."

(blogs.reuters.com)

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FABLE



The Hare and the Tortoise (1947)
"Dramatized version of Aesop's fable starring live animals, including an owl, a fox, a goose, a rooster, a raccoon and a hare."

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CHRISTMAS

Christmas Songs - with AUDIO or VIDEO
(xmasfun.com)

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ELECTIONS

Quick guide: US presidential elections
"The road to the White House is long, complicated and expensive. BBC News explains the process."

(BBC)

Full coverage: US election - 02 DECEMBER 2011 - a file
(BBC)



Political glossary
"Know your red states from your blue dogs."
(BBC)

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CHRISTMAS / LIGHTS

Extreme Christmas lighting
ARTICLE + VIDEO
"Paul Toole's Christmas light show uses over 40,000 bulbs and attracts people from across Somerset...
The decorations include a Ferris wheel, giant baubles and a 20ft-tall tree made of solid lights..."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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THE YEAR 2011

Reuters Video: The Year in 60 Seconds
"Multimedia showcase of some of 2011's top stories, including Japan's tragic earthquake, the Arab Spring, the demise of Osama bin Laden
and Muammar Gaddafi, the shooting rampage in Norway, famine in Somalia and the Royal Wedding. Multimedia editing by Jillian Kitchener."

+ COMMENT
(englishblog.com)

 

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CANADA / The First Nations People

B1 VERS B2 : ECOUTER ET COMPRENDRE
Reconnaître le contenu informatif d’un discours
PETRA, a Canadian student

Activities created by Elisabeth PELLEGRINO (Ac. Dijon)

Listen to Petra, a Canadian student
(audio-lingua.eu)

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ADVENT CALENDAR

Advent calendar - interactive
Click the numbers to get facts around the world.
(macmillanenglish.com)

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Thanks to Elisabeth PELLEGRINO (Ac. Dijon)

 

 

UK troops in Afghanistan - a file
(BBC)

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LOTTO / AD



lotto-lotto-lucky-dog-ad
"The new campaign for Lotto, via DDB New Zealand, is spearheaded by two and a half minute commercial featuring
a touching story of sailor Russell and his loyal dog Wilson who discover on the My Lotto site that
their regular Powerball ticket is the big one! This is an epic tale of incredible loyalty at its best."

(YouTube)
+ ACTIVITIES for beginners (6ème) created by Elisabeth PELLEGRINO (Ac. Dijon)

 

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SIMPLE PAST

When the kitten started playing.... (simple past - regular verbs)
"Listen to David Rovics' song and play a game."
2 exercises
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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LAST WORDS

Famous Last Words
with Steve Jobs - James Dean - Thomas Jefferson...
(life.com)

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CHILD LABOUR

Nestle 'to act over child labour in cocoa industry' - 28 November 2011
ARTICLE + VIDEO
See Cocoa farms in Ivory Coast still using child labour - 10 November 2011
with a video

(BBC)

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CYBER MONDAY

Reuters Video: Cyber Monday sales surge
"Retail sales post double digit gains from the prior year as the appeal of  Cyber Monday goes global. Jeanne Yurman reports."
+ TRANSCRIPT

(englishblog.com)

Cyber Monday 
"is a marketing term for the Monday immediately following Black Friday, the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States,
created by companies to persuade people to shop online... 

(Wikipedia)

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THE DINER

Why the diner is the ultimate symbol of America
"With its chrome counter and cherry pie, the diner is an icon of American culture.
What's the global appeal of this humble eatery, asks the BBC's Stephen Smith..."

+ Five typical diner dishes
(BBC)

America on a plate : The story of the diner
"Whether Edward Hopper's Nighthawks or the infamous encounter between Pacino and de Niro in Heat,
these gleaming, gawdy shacks are at the absolute heart of the American vision..."

(BBC)

See DINER
(Wikipedia)

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NOMADIC TRIBE

America's largest nomadic tribe - 28 November 2011
"There are about three million in the largest group of nomads, who roam the country in motorhomes
or recreational vehicles (RVs) - and 90% of these RV-ers are over 55..."

(BBC)

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MARK TWAIN

Mark Twain's 176th birthday marked by Google Doodle mural
(telegraph.co.uk)

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