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10 December 2012


MONDAYS

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CHRISTMAS

Dropkick Murphys - "The Season's Upon Us" (Video)
"Music video for "The Season's Upon Us" from the upcoming album "SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD"

(YouTube)

 

ESL Video Quiz: Jimmy Fallon, Mariah Carey & The Roots: "All I Want For Christmas Is You"
(eslvideo.com)
+ LYRICS :
"I don't need to hang my stocking
There upon the fireplace
Santa Claus won't make me happy
With a toy on Christmas Day
I just want you for my own..."

(azlyrics.com)

 

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8 December 2012


CHRISTMAS

** 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 Christmas list **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 par  Sam (Southampton, England) - 7 décembre 2012
Sam tells us what presents she is going to ask Father Christmas.
-> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2781


** 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.
-> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2780


** 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).
-> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2779


** 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.
-> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2778

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SmartApps

SmartThings
"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."

(kickstarter.com)

 

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DRIVING DOGS

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. "

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ADS

Tracking adverts set to jump across gadgets
"Adverts could soon be following people around the different gadgets they use."

(BBC)

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7 December 2012


CALENDAR

Maverick Meerkats calendar 2013
"The calendar follows a few meerkats as they take part in extreme sports."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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KATE

Cartoon: Kate's Welcome Home Breakfast
"This cartoon by Mac from The Daily Mail relates to news that the Duchess of Cambridgehas returned home to Kensington Palace 
after spending three nights in hospital with an acute form of morning sickness..."
+ COMMENT + VOCABULARY + LINKS

(englishblog.com)

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ACCENTS

BRITISH VS. AMERICANS TAKE 2! + BRITISH V.S. AMERICAN ACCENTS!
(YouTube)

 
 

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TEACHING / IDEAS

50 Ways To Use A Blank Piece Of Paper In The English Language Classroom
(api.ning.com)

18 iPad uses: How classrooms are benefiting from Apple's tablets
"Teachers can have paperless classrooms, take attendance, share interactive presentations and test their students—all on their iPad."

(educationdive.com)

10 Popular Tools Being Used On iPads In The Classroom
"The following is a list of free apps and websites that I have found that really motivates and inspires my students to be actively engaged in their learning."

(edudemic.com)

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."
(YouTube)

 

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..." 

(android4schools.com)

A BRIEF GUIDE TO APPS FOR BEGINNERS
APPLICATION / USE / VIDEO TUTORIAL / TEACHING IDEAS
(sevhandenise.edublogs.org)

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Thanks to Jürgen Wagner



FOOD

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
(foreignstudents.com)

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GRAMMAR

Précis de grammaire anglaise
(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

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CHRISTMAS

27 Days Of European Christmas Customs
(germanembassyadventcalendar.org)

Advent Calendar For English Students and Kids
 - with activities and videos
(esolcourses.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.



DRUGS

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
(BBC)

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6 December 2012


CAR

Original Batmobile for sale
"The Batmobile made for the 1960's TV show by George Barris will be up for auction in January for the first time."

(money.cnn.com)

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INTERNET

Séquence sur « Your rights and duties on the Internet. »
Niveau : classe de quatrième, LV1.

(Ac. Aix-Marseille)

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TRANSLATION GUIDE

What British people say vs. what they really mean
(todayilearned.co.uk)

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KATE

Cartoon: Royal Baby Media Frenzy
"This cartoon by Bob Englehart from The Hartford Courant is a comment on the media frenzy 
surrounding the announcement that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby..."

+ COMMENT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)



Royal Baby - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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SKYSCRAPERS

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."

(BBC)

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TEXTING

Texting becomes most popular way for young people to stay in touch - 6 December 2012
"90 per cent of 16 to 24–year–olds use the method daily to communicate with friends and family, Ofcom study finds."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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CHRISTMAS

Christmas Songs Advent Calendar : Articles and Videos
Xmas songs, day 5: Run-D.M.C. +   Xmas songs, day 4: Destiny's Child +   Xmas songs: Steeleye Span - Gaudete +   Xmas songs: Cee Lo Green - All I Need is Love 
+ Xmas songs: R.E.M. - Christmas GripingFairytale Of New York is sound of Christmas 

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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..."

(maxilyrics.com)

 

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The Nightmare before Christmas
+ Worksheet + Diaporama Observation Quiz + Diaporama Present be +ing
Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)


 

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Enslaved Children Freed After Being Forced to Make Christmas decorations
(news.yahoo.com)

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Wuthering Heights
 
"is a 2011 British romantic drama film directed by Andrea Arnold and starring Kaya Scodelario as Catherine and James Howson as Heathcliff.
The screenplay, written by Andrea Arnold and Olivia Hetreed, is based on Emily Brontë's 1847 novel of the same name..."

(Wikipedia)
"A poor young English boy named Heathcliff is taken in by the wealthy Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy."

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5 December 2012


SONG

Alice Cooper - School's out
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS (lyricsdepot.com) :

"School's out for summer
School's out forever
School's been blown to pieces

No more pencils
No more books
No more teacher's dirty looks..."
 

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CINEMA

Into the Wild - Script
(imsdb.com)

Séquence sur la base du film de Sean Penn « Into the Wild »
(Ac. Poitiers)

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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.

 

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DAILY ROUTINE

#1092 What is your daily routine?
+ TRANSCRIPT + VIDEO QUIZ
(elllo.org)

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EXERCISE

The benefits of exercise - Visual Dictionary
(ikonet.com)

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HEROES

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."

(ed.ted.com)

 

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CHRISTMAS / STORIES

Famous Actors Reading Holiday Stories - with videos
(flavorwire.com)

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4 December 2012


GLOBAL WARMING

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."

(video.nationalgeographic.com)

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IRREGULAR VERBS

Learn English ESL Irregular Verbs Grammar Rap Song! Stick Stuck Stuck...
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS (larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

 

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TABLETTES NUMERIQUES

Usages iPad
(Ac. Grenoble)



5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them)
(edudemic.com)

10 iPad App Project Students will LOVE - slideshare
(icafe.lcisd.org)

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Thanks to Laurence Bernard (Ac. Martinique)

 


VETERANS

The Amazing Transformation of a Guy Who Didn't Give Up!
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SQUANTO

The Story Of Squanto - Video + Quiz
(jeuxclic.com)

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SEJOURS LINGUISTIQUES

Séjours linguistiques de D.L.S.
(dls.asso.fr)

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LONDON

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
(learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org)

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THE AMERICAN DREAM

Séquence : The American Dream - Niveau : A2 - B1 (3° LV1) - Modalités de mise en œuvre : Espace-Langues
"Sont proposées diverses activités de CO et CE sur des supports variés : poster, synopsis, bande annonce de film ('West Side Story')et fichier audio (sur Ellis Island)..."

(Ac. Toulouse)

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CANADA

The Canadian Rockies
"Explore Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, and Yoho National Parks in high definition."

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CHRISTMAS

Infographic: “History Of The Christmas Tradition”
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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MOODY GARDENS / PREPOSITIONS

Moody Gardens Galveston TX (Prepositions)
"Explore this theme park in Texas. Look carefully at the map and do the 6 pages of activities. Pick the right prepositions."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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NAVY / DOLPHINS

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."

(independent.co.uk)

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FOOD / OBESITY

Infographic: “The Weight Of Obesity”
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

School Lunches From Around The World - a slideshow
(huffingtonpost.com)

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KATE

Kate and William: Duchess pregnant, palace says - Article + Video - 3 December 2012
+ Royal babies, titles and succession
(BBC)

Reuters Video: UK happy with news of royal baby + TRANSCRIPT
(englishblog.com)

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SMOKING

Australia smokers given plain packs - 1 December 2012
"From now, all tobacco company logos and colours will be banned from packets."

(BBC)


Reuters Video: Australia stubs out tobacco branding + TRANSCRIPT
"The world's toughest anti-tobacco laws come into force in Australia. Paul Chapman reports."

(englishblog.com)

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MIGRATION

Interactive graphic: how UK migration has changed, 1964-2011
(telegraph.co.uk)

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EDUCATION

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'."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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GANGNAM

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."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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..." 

(telegraph.co.uk)

 


«Gangnam style» de Psy, le pire du pire - avec des videos
(20minutes.fr)

Gangnam Style = Drug without meaning? (Bill O'Reilly and Keith Ablow)
"Reilly and the network's "Medical Contributor" Keith Ablow spent several minutes joking about the South Korean rapper's infectious dance track..."

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SONG / ADVICE

Cool Things to Find – Parody Of Dumb Ways To Die - Video + Lyrics
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DICKENS

Oliver Twist Simplified Script (Fraser McPhie)
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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3 December 2012

CHRISTMAS

Christmas hangman
"Explore the picture and play the hangmangame..."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)


Christmas activities

(absolutenglish.org)


Reuters Video: Santas take over Sydney + TRANSCRIPT
"Thousands of Santas converge on Sydney for the Santa Claus Festival. Kilmeny Duchardt reports."

(englishblog.com)

The Nightmare Before Christmas - Tim Burton's Original Poem narrated by Christopher Lee.
(YouTube)

 

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AIDS

WORLD AIDS DAY
(worldaidsday.org)

  1. HOME
  2. ABOUT
  3. EVENTS
  4. ACT AWARE
  5. HIV FACTS
  6. THE RED RIBBON
  7. MEDIA CENTRE
  8. VIDEO MESSAGES

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In the background :  Frost-covered dead leaves in Kennington Park, south London



 


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