** Sarah : Weather in New Zealand for Christmas **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 par Sarah (Wellington, New Zealand) - 7 décembre 2012
In New Zealand, Christmas is celebrated on December 25th, but it's summer and it's hot ! -> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2782
** Sam : my best Christmas present ever **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 par Sam (Southampton, England) - 7 décembre 2012
Sam remembers one of the best Christmas present she ever received and why it was such a nice present.
** Sam : Christmas in England **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 par Sam (Southampton, England) - 7 décembre 2012
Sam explains the main Christmas traditions in England, before Christmas day (advent calendars, christmas services),
on Christmas day (food, crackers, stockings, late night shopping).
** Kate : Christmas decorations in the UK **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 par Kate (Manchester, UK) - 7 décembre 2012
Kate explains how British people celebrate Christmas : decorations outside and inside the house.
"makes it easy to connect the things in your physical world to the Internet.
You can monitor, control, automate, and have fun with them from anywhere - at home, office, or on the go. We've made it possible to install apps that interact with your SmartThings, as well as online and other services.
This unlocks a world of possibilities and and unlimited potential to make your life easier, more convenient and fun.
We call these SmartApps."
Rescue Dogs Taught How To Drive A Car In New Zealand - Video
"The drive for publicity by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals saw the four-legged friends spend weeks getting to grips with four wheels.
The dogs, a giant schnauzer, a whippet cross and a beardie cross can change gear, steer and brake.
They sit in a driving position on their haunches responding to instructions called out from the dog behaviour experts...
The SPCA in Auckland wants people to see just what rescue dogs are capable of doing.
They hope more of these dogs will end up in good homes. "
One iPad in the classroom tips "This presentation will give some hints and tips on how you can make good use of the device to support learning."
Simple Mind – A Nice Mind Mapping App for Android "Simple Mind is an Android application that makes it easy to create mind maps on your Android phone or on your Android tablet.
To create a mind map with Simple Mind just type a central idea to get started. Then tap the “+” symbol on any side of the central idea to create new idea balloons..."
British Food : Main Meals
"Here you can find everything about the food eaten in Britain for main meals, whether it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
This list ranges from the bizarre to the everyday, but it is all delicious in its own way!" + PHOTOS + VIDEOS
Marijuana decriminalised in Washington state - 6 December 2012
"From midnight (08:00 GMT) anyone aged 21 and over was allowed to carry up to 1oz (28.4g) of cannabis, but smoking it in public will remain illegal."
ARTICLE + VIDEO
Skyscrapers - past, present and future
"Since its birth more than 100 years ago, the humble skyscraper has grown and matured. Shimmering glass and steel replaced classic stone exteriors,
as each incarnation pushed ever skyward. But, for the latest generation of buildings, being the tallest is not necessarily the main concern.
In the latest in a BBC News series on these giant structures, deputy editor of Architects' Journal Rory Olcayto looks back to the skyscrapers of the past
- and considers how their descendants are evolving today."
I'm gonna spend my Christmas with a Dalek "From the 1960's cd "Who is Doctor who."
Sung by The Go Go's"
(YouTube) + LYRICS :
"I'm gonna spend my Christmas with a Dalek,
And hug him under the mistletoe
And if he's very nice
I'll feed him sugar spice
And hang Christmas stocking from his big left toe..."
Christmas with the Kranks(2004) "With their daughter away, her parents decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home,
causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holidays at the last minute."
(imdb.com) Full movie on YouTube.
What makes a hero? - Matthew Winkler
"What trials unite not only Harry Potter or Frodo Baggins but many of literature's most interesting heroes?
And what do ordinary people have in common with these literary heroes?
Matthew Winkler takes us step-by-step through the crucial events that make or break a hero."
Global Warming: Global Warming 101
"Global warming could do more than just melt polar ice. It could change our maps, and displace people from cities and tropical islands."
The city of London
"Everyone knows Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge, but what else is there to the city of London?
Learn about London's past, present and future in this video." + TRANSCRIPT + ACTIVITIES
Robots to replace Navy's mine-hunting dolphins- 2 December 2012
"Starting in 2017, 24 of the Navy's 80 military-trained dolphins will be replaced by a 12ft unmanned torpedo-shaped vehicle, according to the newspaper U-T San Diego."
The dolphins "will be used along with sea lions for port security and retrieving objects from the sea floor."
Finland has world's best education system (November 29, 2012) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new report into world education shows Finland has the best system. The global study is called ''The Learning Curve'' and is from the British magazine 'The Economist'."
Gangnam Style most-watched YouTube video (November 27, 2012) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The video to the global smash hit song Gangnam Style has become the most-watched clip in YouTube's history.
It has had almost 825 million views in the past five months and is moving quickly towards one billion."
Anish Kapoor's Gangnam Style for Freedom
"Sculptor Anish Kapoor has made a special Gangnam Style video in support of the artist, Ai Weiwei." - a video "to promote free speech...
Kapoor’s Gangnam Style video is supported by human rights organisations including Amnesty, Liberty and the Index on Censorship..."