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DECEMBER - PART 3 - 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 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 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)

 

 

31/12/2013


GAME

Voici un jeu sur le principe de « The Big Wheel »
pour travailler en 4ème les expressions à connaître sur une séquence « aller au restaurant » basée sur la méthode « Enjoy 4 ».
Créé par Dulce Araujo (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Reuters Video: Times Square's hi-tech New Year's ball drop + TRANSCRIPT
+ Related articles

(englishblog.com)

Strange New Year traditions around the world - 11 photos
"From great balls of fire, to possums, grape-eating and animal whispering, we reveal the world's weirdest New Year customs."

(telegraph.co.uk)

New Year's Eves abroad: the best and worst
"Is going away for New Year's Eve all it is cracked up to be? Guardian writers share their best and worst ends to the year."

(theguardian.com)

New Year's Eve traditions take local twists with unique ball drops
(pbs.org)

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STANLEY'S LIFE

Stanley Pickle - FULL FILM ONLINE
"Stanley's life runs like clockwork, until a chance encounter with a mysterious girl turns his world upside down.."
Short of the Week: shortoftheweek.com/2012/12/10/stanley-pickle/
Website: stanleypicklemovie.com

(vimeo.com)

 

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DRINKING

RoboCop is Here - Drive Sober Video
"This holiday season, cops are stepping up their mission to protect the streets from drunk driving. And they're using the future of law enforcement to help...
RoboCop is here. Remember, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."

(YouTube)


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THE YEAR 2013

The year in review: Some of 2013's biggest news stories
"From the fall of governments and terrorist attacks to revelations on spying and continued bloodshed in Syria,
2013 saw many key moments in the world of international affairs and global politics."

(BBC)

2013: The year in transport
"The biggest, boldest, most ambitious vehicles and concepts we saw this year - from skyscraper-sized vessels to the Hyperloop."

(BBC)

2013: People of the year
"Astronauts, pioneers, whistleblowers and, oh yes, some person called Higgs, we salute those who were on everyone's lips in 2013."

(BBC)

2013: The year in graphics
"From the shutdown to the NSA leaks, The Washington Post graphics department has distilled key issues and visualized information
for the most important stories in 2013. Here's a collection of our work."

(washingtonpost.com)

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30/12/2013


SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014
"From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication,
the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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THE YEAR 2013

Technology trends - Some of the most popular Technology Pins of 2013
(pinterest.com)

From selfies to Snowden: a review of 2013 – video
"This review of 2013 glimpses the biggest moments of the news year, including the birth of a royal baby, the deaths of Mandela, Chávez and Thatcher,
Edward Snowden's unveiling of mass surveillance by the NSA and the continuation of Bashar al-Assad's rule in Syria.
This year has also seen terrorist attacks in Nairobi, London and Boston, and the end of Mohamed Morsi's rule in Egypt."

(theguardian.com)

Global notable deaths of 2013
"From Hollywood stars and influential writers, to the passing of a world statesman - spend a few minutes watching our annual look back
at global lives lost from the past 12 months."

(BBC)

The UK year in pictures 2013
(BBC)

Beyond selfies and twerking … the words that really mattered in 2013
(theguardian.com)

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29/12/2013


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Cartoon: What Does 'Happy New Year' Mean?
COMMENTARY + GRAMMAR
(englishblog.com)

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THE YEAR 2013

NEW LINKS

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NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

New Year's Resolutions - with Dr Mike Evans
(YouTube)

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28/12/2013


THE YEAR 2013


Year 2013 Review - Activity
+ Answers + Answers
Created by Karine GAVOILLE (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

What did the world search for in 1913 ?
(google.co.uk)

Write Your Annual Review With My Free Worksheet
"I’ve created a free worksheet that has questions to help you review your year and plan for the next."

(getbusylivingblog.com)

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SURVEILLANCE

NSA surveillance lawful, judge rules - 27 December 2013 - Article + Video
"A US federal judge has ruled that mass government surveillance of the phone network is legal, a week after another court said the opposite."

+ How intelligence is gathered + History of spying + NSA secrets failure + 'Five eyes' club
(BBC)

NSA Phone Surveillance Is Legal, New York Judge Rules
(huffingtonpost.com)

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27/12/2013


SURVEILLANCE

Edward Snowden warns about loss of privacy in Christmas message - video
"Edward Snowden, the man who revealed extensive details of electronic surveillance by American, Australian and British spy agencies,
warns of the dangers posed by mass surveillance in an alternative Christmas message broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK..."

(theguardian.com)

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Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

 


THE YEAR 2013

Rory's technology review of the year - 27 December 2013
"From wearable tech to 3D printing, Google glasses to gaming, 2013 has been another eventful year in technology.
It was a good year for Android, but not so good for Blackberry - as journalist Stuart Miles and Lady Geek's Belinda Parmar
explain to the BBC's Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones.
They also give their predictions for 2014 - including whether we're going to be seeing a future in which all of our devices are wearable and inter-connected."

(BBC)

Interactive: the year in world news
"From North Korea's nuclear ambitions to the bombing of the Boston Marathon, to the death of Nelson Mandela, 2013 was never short of a major world news event.
In this interactive, Telegraph foreign correspondents reflect on the 24 most significant stories."

(telegraph.co.uk)


2013 in film

(Wikipedia)

2013
(Wikipedia)



2013 Current Events
"Here are the key news events of the year organized into four categories: World News, U.S. News, Business, and Disasters/Science News."

(infoplease.com)

Deaths in 2013
"This is a chronology of notable deaths in 2013...
A typical entry reports information in the following sequence: Name, age, country of citizenship and reason for notability, established cause of death and reference."

(Wikipedia)

Celebrity Deaths in 2013 - with photos
(huffingtonpost.com)

Famous people who died in 2013 in photos (98 photos)
(abclocal.go.com)

2013: The year in weather - with photos
"A year of extremes in weather, from heatwaves in Australia and the US to the awesome power of storms on the British coastline."

(BBC)

2013: An incredible year in space - with photos
"From an inspired cover version to one probe’s giant step for humanity, we look back at 2013’s most important space moments."

(BBC)

Year 2013 in review - Videos
(YouTube)

KAL Cartoon: Striking the Right Balance
"With a new year in sight, The Economist’s editorial cartoonist, Kevin ("KAL") Kallaugher, has pulled together his favourite cartoons from 2013..."

+ COMMENTARY+ LANGUAGE + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

 

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26/12/2013


TRANSPORTS

Super-sized vehicles: Ten giants of the transport world - PHOTOS
"In transport design, big often means better. From trucks to helicopters, submarines to rockets, building the largest of all is one of the greatest accolades."

(BBC)

Are smarter cars driving us to distraction? - Article + Video
"Hi-tech features from sat-navs to voice-activated music systems are designed to help drivers, but scientists are discovering how distracting they are too."

(BBC)

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GUN CONTROL

Gun control - Links
(myschoolbag.eklablog.com)

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THE YEAR 2013

Cartoon: Time's Person of the Year
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + COMMENT + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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CHRISTMAS

The Queen's Christmas Broadcast 2013 - 25 December 2013
"Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II delivers her annual Christmas message to the peoples of the Commonwealth."

(BBC)

Christmas Broadcast 2013 - Script
(royal.gov.uk)

 

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REFUGEES

More Than 1 Million Syrian Children Are Refugees - 26 December 2013
"Many Syrian children are separated from their parents, are not in school and suffer emotional disorders."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

25/12/2013


AT THE TRAVEL AGENT'S

 

At the Travel Agency - Travel English Lessons. Traveling English
"In this video, you will learn how to talk to an agent when you need
to book a ticket, find a hotel or even cancel a ticket." 

(YouTube)

 

 

Travel / Tourism - interactive
- with VISUAL EXERCISES
(englishformyjob.com)

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Thanks to Francoise Dion (Ac. Montpellier)

 


AUSTRALIA

Australia Geography Games
(learninggamesforkids.com)

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FAMILY / FILM / LESSON

FATHER AND SON - a lesson
This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film titled Jordan and Norvin directed by Matt Bieler which documents the true story of the relationship
between a father and son. Students practise using binomials, listen to the short film and write down the transcript, predict and write a narrative,
watch the film and talk about different relationships.
Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Time: 90 minutes

(film-english.com)

My family - interactive activities
(cdextras.cambridge.org)

La famille (the family) - Memovoc
Equipe de conception : Anne Delaby et Hélène de Morel.
(memovoc.com)

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BLACK HISTORY

Then to Now - interactive
- Black History Month reflects on and honors the African-American experience from the times of slavery through the present.

"Everywhere you look, black culture, talent and expression have played an enormous role in shaping America’s past and present."
(timeforkids.com)

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Thanks to Isabelle Destat (Ac. Versailles)

 


DAILY ROUTINES

Daily routines - activities for beginners with animations
(conteni2.educarex.es)

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TRANSITION WORDS

Transition Words
"A frequent fault of inexperienced writers is a tendency to present thoughts and ideas without showing connections between them, or without making their significance
clear to the reader. Transition words and phrases keep the reader on track by showing relationships between ideas and information."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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PICTURES

EN IMAGES. Top 10 des plus beaux sites naturels de l'Ouest américain - un diaporama
"Canyons, parcs naturels, lacs, l'Ouest américain est une réserve de merveilles naturelles. Du Grand Canyon à Yellowstone, voici nos dix étapes incontournables."

(lexpress.fr)

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Thanks to Josiane BEHENGARAY (Ac. Rouen)



RECIPES / CULTURES

Benjamin Zephaniah and Square Zero Ltd. - The British (serves 60 million)
BBC Poetry season - 2009
"Benjamin Zephaniah, dub poet, s’associe à "Square Zero" pour produire une vidéo culinaire et cosmopolite
du poème "The British (Serves 60 Million)", pour la BBC Poetry Season de 2009.
Une ressource qui permettra d’aborder la notion de multiculturalisme en Grande Bretagne sur le thème des recettes,
mais aussi de revoir les noms de pays et adjectifs de nationalité, de travailler sur le rythme et la prononciation..."
+ fiche de travail (par Laurence Bernard - Ac. Martinique)

(another-teacher.net)

BBC Poetry Season - Zephaniah and students perform The British
"Benjamin Zephaniah joins sixth form students from Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire to recite his poem The British in a restaurant in Spalding."
(YouTube)

 

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FOOD

More Than 1 Billion Tons of Food Wasted Each Year
"The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says more than 1 billion tons of food goes to waste yearl.
Some food experts estimate that up to 40 percent of all food in most wealthy countries is wasted." 

(learningenglish.voanews.co)

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POLLUTION

A Silent Killer: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - AUDIO + SCRIPT
"Carbon monoxide is a gas that kills without warning." 

(learningenglish.voanews.co)

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VOCABULARY

The word of the month (December 2013) : PEACEMAKER
(thewordofthemonth.com)

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THE YEAR 2013

The Fifteen Best Comic Books Of 2013 - with a slideshow
(uproxx.com)


This Year's Biggest Discoveries in Science
"From the edge of the solar wind to ancient human DNA, science made big strides in 2013."

(news.nationalgeographic.com)

Year in Review
(washingtonpost.com)

2013 Year on Twitter
(2013.twitter.com)

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FAIRY TALES

Famous Fairy Tales
"Click on the photo and play the game, then click below and take the audio quiz."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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DESCRIPTION / GAME

Mystery face - Guessing game
+ VOCABULARY : Body parts - Physical descriptions
Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)

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CHRISTMAS

The M&S Christmas TV Advert 2013 
"Welcome to our Christmas fairytale.
Fall down the rabbit hole into a magical world - sparkle from head to toe with decadent lingerie, glamorous make-up and glittering accessories..."

(YouTube)


 

Christmas Comes But Once A Year (1936)
"A group of lonely orphans are given broken toys for Christmas which is seen by Professor Grampy.
The thoughtful inventor comes up with an idea to replace the toys with better ones, making the orphan's Christmas a memorable one."

(archive.org)



Christmas: The Most Wonderful Day of the Year?
- AUDIO + SCRIPT
(learningenglish.voanews.com)


Cartoon: Uncle Sam Knows What You Want For Christmas
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION + Related articles
(englishblog.com)


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SLAVERY

Modern Slavery - an infographic
(visual.ly)

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