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31 December 2012


NEW YEAR

New Year's Facts by the Numbers Infographic and related media
(history.com)

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FORCED LABOR

Halloween decorations carry haunting message of forced labor - 23 December 2012
"The letter came in a box of Halloween decorations purchased at Kmart, but for a year Julie Keith never knew...
"If you occasionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization. Thousands people here
who are under the persecution of the Chinese Communist Party Government will thank and remember you forever."..."

(oregonlive.com)

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MAIL / SEXTING

'Sexting' Craze Increasing Among Children
- a lesson plan with AUDIO
"‘Sexting’ is the sending of naked photos via text and e-mail."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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2012

It Happened in 2012 - a worksheet sent by Nicolas Dolisy (Ac. Nancy-Metz)
"Voici une petite activité que j’ai concoctée (niveau 4° / 3°) sur quelques évènements marquants de l’année 2012.
Aux élèves de compléter avec soit des verbes, soit des noms (communs ou propres), etc."

 

2012: The Year in Graphics
"Graphics and interactives from a year that included an election, the Olympics and a devastating hurricane.
A selection of the graphics presented here include information about how they were created."

(nytimes.com)

2012 Election Graphics 
(washingtonpost.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


OLD RELATIVES

Law says visit old relatives or pay a fine (December 31, 2012)
- a lesson plan with AUDIO
"China has passed a new law that says people must visit their older relatives.
This means older parents or grandparents can sue their kids and grandkids for not visiting them."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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30 December 2012


BAD HABITS

Bad habits - a lesson plan - with AUDIO
(listenaminute.com)

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2012

Saying farewell - Photos
"Famous faces in arts and entertainment who died in 2012."

(BBC)

2012: Weird and wonderful pictures : Science & Environment / Animal / Anthropology
(BBC)

2012: The year’s science and tech news in one graphic
(BBC)

The Guide's review of 2012
(guardian.co.uk)

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2012

Top 10 Everything of 2012
"In 55 wide-ranging lists, TIME surveys the highs and lows, the good and the bad of the past 12 months."

(entertainment.time.com)

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28 December 2012


RAILWAY

China opens world's longest high-speed railway (December 27, 2012)
- a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The longest railway line in the world opened on Wednesday. The line joins China's capital Beijing with the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
The line is 2,298 kilometers long and...."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

China opens world's longest high-speed railway line
"Beijing and Guangzhou now linked by 186mph bullet trains, but network project has been dogged by scandal and high costs."

(guardian.co.uk)

China opens world's longest high-speed rail route
"linking the capital Beijing with the southern commercial hub of Guangzhou."

(BBC)

More photos here.
(time.com)

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2012

The Best, Worst and Most of 2012
(cagle.com)

Year in pictures
"The pictures that made the headlines in 2012."
(BBC)

2012: THE YEAR IN REVIEW
(boston.com)

The best photographs of 2012
"From the camaraderie of the Tour de France to snipers in Syria, Sarah Gilbert selects her favourite pictures of the year."

(guardian.co.uk)

The UK year in pictures 2012
(BBC)

'A brief, sweet gulp of joy': our writers' favourite moments of 2012 - with photos and videos
(guardian.co.uk)

Pictures: Notable deaths of 2012
(boston.com)

2012 in 201.2 seconds
"From a royal jubilee, to a royal baby. From drought to flood. Into recession and out again. Elections, protests and of course, the Olympics.
It has certainly been an eventful year.
Watch the news stories of 2012 condensed into 201.2 seconds."

(BBC)

Steve Bell's best cartoons of 2012
"From Horsegate to the Heathrow U-turn, via Olympic mascots Bumlock and Camdeville, the year's biggest news events as seen by the Guardian cartoonist."

(guardian.co.uk)

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FOOTBALLERS

The 100 best footballers in the world - interactive
(guardian.co.uk)

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NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

My New Year's Resolutions by Robert Fisher - a poem
"I will not throw the cat out the window
Or put a frog in my sister's bed..."

(fathertimes.net)
Listen to the poem. + Comment.
(collegedelafayette.wordpress.com)

A worksheet by Emmanuelle Saupé (Ac. Grenoble)

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27 December 2012


FACTS

50 Insane Facts about Australia - an infographic
(static.neatorama.com)

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ANIMALS

Swamped: 7 Amazing Islands Overrun By Animals
(webecoist.momtastic.com)

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The Year 2012

Photos :
GENERAL - IN THE UK - IN THE USA - DISCOVERIES - PEOPLE - SPACE - TECHNOLOGY -
THE ROYAL FAMILY
- VIDEO GAMES

Graphics - Events - Activities - Songs -

Videos :
GENERAL
- ADS - DEATHS - ENTERTAINMENTS
- PEOPLE

Cartoons

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Global notable deaths of 2012
"From the first man on the Moon, to the man whose followers became known as the Moonies - and from Dallas's JR Ewing
to the puppeteer behind Sesame Street's Count von Count - the past 12 months have seen the passing of many well-known figures."

(BBC)

What were 2012's top 10 films?
(BBC)

Top Ten Original Movies of 2012 : The Avengers, World War Z, Django Unchained, and more!
(YouTube)

The showbiz people of 2012
(BBC)

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26 December 2012


BOXING DAY

Boxing Day sales: Shoppers flock to stores - 26 December 2012
ARTICLE + VIDEO
(BBC)

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CHRISTMAS

10 great films for Christmas - with photos
The Shop Around The Corner (1940) / Meet Me In St Louis (1944) / It's A Wondeful Life (1946)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) / Scrooge (1951) / Trading Places (1983) / Gremlins (1984) /
Die Hard (1988) / National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) / Bad Santa (2003)
(telegraph.co.uk)

Santa makes changes for reindeer and elves (December 25, 2012)
- a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Santa Claus has decided to get with the times and make several key changes to how he operates..."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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25 December 2012


CHRISTMAS

UK troops abroad get Christmas box from UK4U charity
"The tradition of sending a Christmas box to UK soldiers serving abroad was first introduced by Queen Victoria in the 1800s.
Charity, UK4U, sends 22,000 British servicemen and woman, who will be abroad this Christmas, a box of goodies.
The BBC's Caroline Wyatt has been to find out how the contents of the boxes has changed."

(BBC)

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EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS

Learn with The Open University - 1 239 educational videos
(YouTube)

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24 December 2012


CHRISTMAS

Christmas Time Around The World - PHOTOS
(theatlantic.com)

ESL Christmas Lesson
(elcivics.com)

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NEW BLOG

Nouveau Blog de Cyril Brot : DOCADIDA
"Le blog essaie de vous proposer des documents à didactiser, notamment des vidéos, afin d'être utilisés en classe d'anglais.
Des tâches actionnelles seront également proposées."
(docadida.eklablog.com)

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GUN CONTROL

Gun Control in the United States - interactive
"Since the American Revolution, when colonists went to war against Great Britain, the right to bear arms has been central to
– and controversial in – American culture. Take a look back over milestones in America’s relationship with and regulation of firearms..."

(online.wsj.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

22 December 2012


2012

2012 : The End is Here!
(jibjab.com)

 

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Thanks to Josiane BEHENGARAY

 


GUN CONTROL

US stars in video demanding gun control
"Film, television and music stars, including Jeremy Renner, Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyonce, have recorded a hard-hitting video urging action on gun control
following the Newtown school massacre. Julianne Moore, Jamie Foxx, Selena Gomez and Chris Rock also appear in the video, backing a Demand a Plan campaign
which notably seeks a ban on assault weapons, as well as criminal background checks for every gun sold in the US..."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Florence DUPERRAY

 


SCHOOL VIOLENCE

School violence - cartoons
(cagle.com)

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DOOMSDAY

The word : Doomsday
(thewordofthemonth.com)

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CHRISTMAS

Earliest recordings of family Christmas found (December 21, 2012)
- a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The National Museum of London has uncovered what it says is the first ever recording of a family Christmas, dating back 110 years.
It is of the 1902 family get-together of the Wall family from North London."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

A little Christmas message to you from the people of Cardiff!
(YouTube)

 

Interactive Map: “Gift-Giving Traditions Throughout The World”
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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MONEY

Can Money Buy Happiness?
(YouTube)

 

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21 December 2012


SOCIAL NETWORKS

One minute on Facebook
"Short video showing some stats of what's going on during 1 minute on Facebook, as seen on Time's website."

(YouTube)
- with a worksheet and a PowerPoint Presentation
sent by Dulce Araujo (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

 

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