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FEBRUARY 2012
NEW SITES - PART 2

 

 

 

 

 

PRESIDENTS' DAY
(neatorama.com)

43 Facts about 44 Presidents

Presidential Superstitions

5 Nastiest U.S. Presidential Elections in History

Three Presidential Tragedies (Other Than Assassinations)

Great Moments in Presidential Debt

A Sitting President’s Memorial

Grover Cleveland’s Deadly Secret

Happy Birthday, Teddy Roosevelt!

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LOVE STORY

Skip - Vancouver Film School (VFS)

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VOCABULARY

What’s the Difference Between a Street and a Road? 
"What about the alleys, avenues, boulevards, circles, courts, drives, expressways, highways, lanes, parkways, paths,
places, squares, terraces, trails, ways and other roadway name suffixes we use? Here are some select definitions..." 

(mentalfloss.com)

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PRAYERS

Dogs Saying Grace Before Meals
(dogwork.com)

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TV SERIES

FlashForward 
"is an American television series ...
It is based on the 1999 novel Flashforward by Canadian science fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer.
The series revolves around the lives of several people as a mysterious event causes nearly everyone on the planet
to simultaneously lose consciousness for two minutes and seventeen seconds on October 6, 2009.
During this "blackout", people see what appear to be visions of their lives on April 29, 2010, a global "flashforward"."

(Wikipedia)

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Ewert and The Two Dragons - "Good Man Down" (YouTube)
+ LYRICS (lyricsmania.com) :
"Here is a story about a boy and a girl
She woke up one morning felt alone in this world 
Despite the love for her, he couldn't keep her from leaving again
She had to do it..."

 

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LANGUAGES

How do you become fluent in 11 languages?
"Twenty-year-old Alex Rawlings has won a national competition to find the UK's most multi-lingual student.
The Oxford University undergraduate can currently speak 11 languages
- English, Greek, German, Spanish, Russian, Dutch, Afrikaans, French, Hebrew, Catalan and Italian..."

+ a video
(BBC)

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CARTOONS

Presidents' Day 2012 - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

Whitney Houston's death - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

Occupy Wall Street - Cartoons - 2012
(cagle.com)

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ABBREVIATIONS

Acronyms and Abbreviations
(abbreviations.com)

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JUBILEE

2012-02-07: British Queen celebrates diamond jubilee
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Royal Quiz, Week 3 - interactive
"In the run up to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee,
test your knowledge with our weekly Royal quiz,
compiled by Daily Telegraph librarian Gavin Fuller."

(telegraph.co.uk)

Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Royal dogs and horses - 8 images
(telegraph.co.uk)

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WIKILEAKS / SIMPSONS


The Simpsons' 500th episode airs - 20 February 2012
"The Simpsons has reached a major television milestone with the broadcast of its 500th episode on Sunday.
It saw the cartoon family exiled to a community of outsiders where they met Wikileaks founder Julian Assange..."

+ a video
(BBC)

2012-02-01: Wikileaks founder to appear in The Simpsons
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Wikileaks founder to appear in The Simpsons (2nd February, 2012)
- a lesson plan with audio
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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ENVIRONMENT / ENERGY

There’s No Tomorrow
"a half-hour animated documentary about resource depletion, energy and the impossibility of infinite growth on a finite planet.
Inspired by the pro-capitalist cartoons of the 1940s, the film is an introduction to the energy dilemmas facing the world today..."
(topdocumentaryfilms.com)

 

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Ned Kelly (2003 film)
"is an Australian drama film directed by Gregor Jordan. The film portrays the life of Ned Kelly — a legendary bushranger in northeast Victoria.
Ned Kelly, his brother Dan, and two other men — Steve Hart and Joe Byrne — formed a gang of Irish Australians 
in response to Irish and English tensions that arose in 19th century Australia..."
(Wikipedia)

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"I'll Call You Back"
See the SOURCES below the video on YouTube.

 

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ELECTIONS

GOP FINAL 4 - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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SCOTLAND

Cartoon: Scots' Porridge
"This cartoon by Andy Davey from The Sun relates to UK Prime Minister David Cameron's visit to Scotland yesterday
during which he delivered an impassioned plea to the Scots in defence of the United Kingdom, enticing Scotland
to reject independence with an offer to devolve more power to Edinburgh." Read more >>

+ COMMENT + PORRIDGE + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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CARNIVAL

Samba troupes parade at Rio's Carnival - 20 February 2012
"Brazil's Samba groups donned elaborate costumes and paraded through the Sambadrome stadium
as they competed for a spot among the capital's top 13 troupes in front of 70,000 spectators."
(telegraph.co.uk)

In pictures: Rio de Janeiro carnival - 7 pictures - 20 February 2012
"Sumptuous Rio carnival kicks off in the Sambadrome."
(BBC)

Rio de Janeiro awash with colour and craziness as Carnival begins - 18 February 2012
"The start of the world's biggest party saw hundreds of thousands of revellers take to the streets of Brazil's capital
in the annual show of music, mayhem and colourful costumes...
Every year it brings some 250,000 tourists to the city who join millions of locals to party day and night."
(telegraph.co.uk)


In pictures: Brazil celebrates Carnival
- 7 pictures - 19 February 2012
(BBC)

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QUIZ

Mega QUIZ A2=>B1
par Rodolphe Maurel :
"Le but est de faire travailler les élèves de 3° en fin d'année pour
rappeler des éléments de grammaire, construction des temps, phonologie, vocabulaire, mots de liaison, civilisation...
212 questions pour vous tester de manière autonome jusqu’au niveau B1. J’en ajouterai à l’occasion.
Les questions arrivent de façon aléatoire, ce qui fait 2 élèves sur 2 postes ne voient pas les mêmes questions."

(soundguideweb.com)

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ENVIRONMENT

Environment : Worksheets
about recycling, composting, energy, environmental issues, posters, etc

(brysoneducation.org)

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MINERALS / PRECIOUS STONES

Minerals and precious stones: Earth’s jewels - Visual dictionary
(ikonet.com)

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VOCABULARY

Boots and Cats

 

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ROAD SIGNS

Road signs - for the classroom!
(behaviourneeds.com)

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COMMERCIALS 

It's smarter to travel in groups :

De Lijn - Mieren
"Why do ants travel in group? Find out in the new commercial of public bus company De Lijn." 

 


De Lijn - Penguins


De Lijn - Crabs

 

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Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

 

"WAR HORSE"

"War Horse" - Visual Vocabulary Builder
"barrage / carnage / cataclysm / corralled / induce
lavished / precipitating / squabbling / tethered / ultimatum"
+ "War Horse" - the story (with links)
(awesomestories.com)

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

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"WAR HORSE" - a worksheet
sent by Elizabeth Pellegrino (Ac. Dijon)

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-ING WORDS

"Singin' in the rain" and working on "ING" Words.
"Watch the presentation and play the games."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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UNEMPLOYMENT

Mac Cartoon: Record Youth Unemployment Figures
" This cartoon by Mac from The Daily Mail relates to the news that youth unemployment in the UK has risen again, with a 22,000 increase
to 1.04 million recorded in the final three months of 2011, including 307,000 in full-time education who were looking for work."
  Read more >>
+ COMMENT + LINKS

(englishblog.com)

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HOMES

A history of British homes - Sarah Beeny
"From the first Georgian townhouses to back-to-back Victorian terraces - and from 1960s towerblocks to sprawling modern estates
- British homes have changed their shapes and sizes, and changed with the times, through the past 250 years.
In a new exhibition - A Place to call Home: Where we live and why - the Royal Institute of British Architects studies the way
housing was adapted to meet the needs of a growing population entering the modern age.
Here, guest curator of the exhibition, property developer and television presenter Sarah Beeny, takes a journey through time."

(BBC)

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SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY

Animal love: Valentine's day lovebirds in displays of affection - 17 photos
(telegraph.co.uk)

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FAST FOOD

6,000-Calorie Burger Gives Man Heart Attack (16th February, 2012)
- a lesson plan with audio
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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LIPSTICK / LEAD

Lipsticks Found To Contain Lead (15th February, 2012)
- a lesson plan with audio
(newsenglishlessons.com)

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MARTIAL ARTS

A Ninjutsu practitioner - 15 February 2012
"performs a split as members of various Ninjutsu schools showcase their skills to the media in a gym at Karaj, 45 km (28 miles) northwest of Tehran. Currently about 3000 to 3500 women train in Ninjutsu in independently run clubs throughout Iran
working under the supervision of the Ministry of Sports' Martial Arts Federation."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY

Valentine's Day Google Doodle

 

 

How Hollywood Says "I Love You"
The transcript is below the video on YouTube.

 

 

The best love poems: writers choose their favourites – interactive
"AS Byatt, Seamus Heaney, Hilary Mantel, Jeanette Winterson and many others pick the poems that stole their hearts..."

(guardian.co.uk)

Valentine’s Day By the Numbers infographic
(history.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

iPHONE

Top 50 iPhone Apps for Educators
(oedb.org)

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WHITEBOARD

Interactive whiteboard resources
“Resources for teaching and learning with interactive whiteboard technologies”
(scoop.it)

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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

How to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Like an Irishman
+ SCRIPT below the video on YouTube.
"Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Like an Irishman.
To complete this How-To you will need:
Something green
A church
An Irish soda bread
A lamb stew or Atlantic salmon
Guinness
A four-leaf clover..."

(YouTube)

 

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WHITNEY HOUSTON

Whitney Houston Dies Aged 48 (13th February, 2012)
- a lesson plan with audio
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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ELECTIONS

Where do they stand?
"Defining the four remaining Republican hopefuls."

- 14 February 2012
(BBC)

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SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY

Valentine 2012 - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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RESCUE / DANGER

Man strips off and crawls across frozen river to rescue dog - 13 Feb 2012
- in Dedham, Essex
(telegraph.co.uk)



VOCABULARY :
- crawl / rescue / edging his way / haul / clamber / go straight through the ice / get hold of
- the ice gave way / eggshell thin
- extremely dangerous / foolish act of bravery / be mad / the man could have been killed / could get trapped under the ice /
not worth the risk / Frozen lakes and rivers are potential death traps

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GRAMMAR / POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES

Subject pronouns and Possessive adjectives - interactive
Possessive adjectives - interactive
Possessive adjectives - His, Her or Its ? - interactive
(englishexercises.org)

Possessives: have got, possessive adjectives - printable
(myenglishprintables.blogspot.com)

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ANDROID APPS

Android Apps for EFL ESL
“Learn English on your Android device”

(scoop.it)

Android "is a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers."
(Wikipedia)

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CHORES

Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen.
+ SCRIPT below the video on YouTube.
(YouTube)
"When Tommy Jordan came across a Facebook post written by his teenage daughter complaining
about how she had to do chores, he decided to film his response and upload it to YouTube..."
(Neatorama)

 

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STEREOTYPES

Mapping Stereotypes
(alphadesigner.com)

ex : Europe according to the British

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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

Saint Patrick's Day
"Séquence à programmer deux semaines avant la Saint-Patrick afin de garantir le succès de la célébration dans votre collège.
Séquence niveau A2, élaborée par l’équipe d’anglais du niveau 5°..."

(Cécile Clavel - Ac. Toulouse)


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SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY

Fleischer “Gulliver’s Travels” Valentine Cards
(cartoonbrew.com)
"These cute, colorful and rather kitschy Valentine’s Day cards were licensed by Paramount Pictures in 1939,
and they feature characters from Max Fleischer’s animated version of Gulliver’s Travels."

(Neatorama)



Reuters Video: Humanoid robot in Valentine's experiment
"Flowers, chocolates and romantic greeting cards are flying out the doors of department stores around the world this week,
ahead of February 14th - Valentine's Day. Romance is in the air, but for scientists in Japan,
Valentine's Day is also providing the ideal opportunity to test the public's love of robots. Rob Muir reports."
+ TRANSCRIPT

(englishblog.com)

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FAIRYTALES

Fairytales too scary for modern children, say parents
"Traditional fairytales are being ditched by parents because they are too scary for their young children, a study found."

See TOP TEN FAIRYTALES NO LONGER READ TO CHILDREN
(telegraph.co.uk)

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ELECTIONS / CARTOONS

Conservative Cartoons
(cagle.com)

Liberal Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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LIFE

The Art of Living - a poster
(thoughtballoonhelium.blogspot.com)

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HOMELESS

America's homeless resort to tent cities
ARTICLE + VIDEO
"Panorama's Hilary Andersson comes face to face with the reality of poverty in America and finds that,
for some, the last resort has become life in a tented encampment."

(BBC)

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TOILETS

Toilet training posters for Swansea University students
"Swansea University students are being given toilet training after complaints about the state of the loos on their campus."
(telegraph.co.uk)

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AUDIO-LINGUA

AUDIO-LINGUA : Nouveautés

** Kaileigh : Robert Burns' Day in Scotland **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 par  Kaileigh (Aberdeen, Scotland) - 9 février 2012
Kaileigh talks about this famous Scottish celebration which takes place in January.
<http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2145>

** Lindsey : I couldn't live without the Internet (1/2) **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 par  Lindsey (Houston, Texas) - 9 février 2012
Lindsey explains what she uses the Internet for and why she couldn't live without it.
<http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2144>


** Lindsey : I couldn't live without my Ipod either (2/2) **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 par  Lindsey (Houston, Texas) - 9 février 2012
Lindsey explains what she uses her Ipod for and why she couldn't live without it.
<http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2143>


** Victoria : my Summer jobs **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 par  Victoria (London, UK) - 9 février 2012
Victoria details all the small jobs she had from the age of 14 : in a dry cleaner's, in a cosmetics shop, waitressing at the local golf club.
<http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2142>

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Almayer's Folly (FrenchLa Folie Almayer)
"is a film directed by Chantal Akerman, starring Stanislas Merhar, Aurora Marion and Marc Barbé. It is an adaptation of Joseph Conrad's
1895 debut novel Almayer's Folly, and tells the story of a Dutchman searching for pirate treasure in Malaysia.[1] 
The setting has been relocated to 1950s.[2] "
(Wikipedia)

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The Karate Rap

 

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ADS

Infographic: Best Ad Campaigns of All Time
"This infographic from CollegeOnline has some great information about the best ever ad campaigns and slogans..."
(englishblog.com)

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MARTIAL ARTS

Martial Arts - Vocabulary
(englishvillage.files.wordpress.com)

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DICKENS

Reuters Video: Dickens legacy endures
+ TRANSCRIPT
"On the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth, celebrations take place in London demonstrating
the author's enduring value is more than just literary. Joanne Nicholson reports."

(englishblog.com)

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ANIMALS

Animal Quiz
"Watch the video , click on "Play this game" and do the three pages of activities."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

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HOUSE

AUDIO-LINGUA : Nouveautés
- UPDATED on 12/02/2012


** Katie : my house and my favourite houses **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : A1 par Katie (Newcastle, England) - 4 février 2012
Katie describes her house and her two favourite rooms : her bedroom and the living-room.
<http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2127>

** Fiona : my home and my favourite room **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : A1 par Fiona (East Susex, England) - 4 février 2012
Fiona describes her home and her favourite room : the kitchen.
<http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2126>

** Leslie : my apartment **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : A1 par Leslie (San Francisco, USA) - 4 février 2012
Leslie describes the different rooms in her apartment in San Francisco, Usa.
<http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2125>

** Keely : my house in Baltimore **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 par Keely (Baltimore, USA) - 4 février 2012
Keely describes her house in her hometown of Baltimore, Usa.
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** Keely : my house **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : A1 par Keely (Baltimore, USA) - 4 février 2012
Keely describes the different rooms in her house.
<http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2123>

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HEROES

Heroes - Directory of Stories
angels animals artists business community earthkeepers explorers faith family freedom hero's hero in the news lifesavers literary 
musicians
 peacemakers poets scientists sports teachers women writers young heroes

(myhero.com)

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SIMILES

List of AS...AS Similes
ex: as cool as a cucumber
(englishclub.com)

Idioms Using "as + adjective + as a/an animal"
(tx.english-ch.com)



"as stubborn as a mule"

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MURDER / INVESTIGATION

Autopsy of a murder - interactive game
(centredessciencesdemontreal.com)

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In the background : Zombie Snowmen
(sketchoholic.com)

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