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..."
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"."
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..."
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
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."
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
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)
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
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)
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)
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."
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
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."
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."
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:
An Irish soda bread
A lamb stew or Atlantic salmon
A four-leaf clover..."
- 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
Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen. + SCRIPT below the video on 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)
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)
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."
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."
** 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.
** 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.
** 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.
** 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.
** 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.
** 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.