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FEBRUARY 2012
NEW SITES - PART 3

 

 

 

 

DREAMS / CONDITIONAL

Childhood plans
Fill in your own...
(stream.pleated-jeans.com)

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DAILY ROUTINE

Gotye - Easy Way Out
+ LYRICS :
" Seventeen seconds and I'm over it
Ready for the disconnect
Putting on a brave face
Trying not to listen
To the voices in the back of my head..."

(azlyrics.com)

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NUMBERS / PHRASES

Words and Their Stories: Number One + Words and Their Stories: Number Phrases (Part 2)
AUDIO + SCRIPT
Expressions using numbers.
(voanews.com)

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JUBILEE

Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Royal Quiz, Week 4 - interactive
+ Royal Quiz Week 2
+ Royal Quiz Week 1
(telegraph.co.uk)

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CINEMA / THE IRON LADY

Cartoon: The Iron Lady
"This cartoon by Paul Thomas from The Daily Express relates to last Sunday's Academy Awards at which
the silent black and white movie The Artist won five Oscars, and the Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady two..."

+ COMMENTARY + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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ELECTIONS

MICHIGAN PRIMARY - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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OCCUPY

St Paul's protest: Occupy London camp evicted - 28 February 2012
"Police and bailiffs have evicted anti-capitalist protesters and removed tents from the Occupy London camp at St Paul's Cathedral."

+ VIDEO
(BBC)


Occupy London eviction: as it happened

"Live coverage as police moved in to clear protesters' tents from the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral,
breaking up a camp which lasted more than 100 days."

+ 5 pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)

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THE SHORTEST

Nepalese man becomes officially the shortest in the world
"A 72-year-old Nepalese man has become the world's shortest man as well as the shortest person ever recorded...
Guinness World Records official Craig Glenday and a doctor measured Chandra Bahadur Dangi to confirm his height of 54.6 cm (21.5 inches)..."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Women More Cautious On Social Media (25th February, 2012)
- a lesson plan with audio
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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MODELS

Chris Rea - The Way She Moves
+ LYRICS :
"I see her coming down the catwalk 
She all silk and high heel shoes...
She's a diamond in the night 
She kick away your aching blues...
Oh, it ain't what she's wearing 
It's in the way that she moves"   

(azlyrics.com)

 

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The Adventures of Tintin 
"(known as The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn outside North America[5])
is a 2011 American performance capture 3D film based on The Adventures of Tintin, a series of comic books created by Belgian artist 
Hergé (Georges Remi)
. Directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by Peter Jackson, and written by Steven MoffatEdgar Wright 
and Joe Cornish, the film is based on three of the original comic books: 
The Crab with the Golden Claws
 (1941), The Secret of the Unicorn (1943), and Red Rackham's Treasure (1944).[6] "
(Wikipedia)

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ENVIRONMENT

The planet - interactive map
(apps.forskning.se)

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AUDIO BOOKS / PROSE / POEMS / CARTOONS

CC Prose
"is dedicated to making classic literature accessible to people around the world. We make more than just audiobooks.
By combining high quality audio, large print text, synchronized closed captions, and machine translations in multiple languages;
we provide something for everyone. Learn English, learn to read, with free videobooks from CC Prose.
All chapters contain synchronized text, an interactive transcript, and closed captions."

+ CC ProseKids + CC Poems + CC Cartoons
(YouTube)

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ROAD SAFETY

Think!
"provides road safety information for road users."

+ EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
(think.direct.gov.uk)

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GRAMMAR

MODAUX + HAVE + EN - Dictations
par Rodolphe Maurel
(soundguideweb.com)

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CINEMA / TV SHOWS / LONDON

List of television shows set in London
(Wikipedia)

List of films set in London
(Wikipedia)

The Top 11 London Based Movies – Best Movies Set in London
(londontopia.net)

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OCEANS

World Bank issues SOS for oceans, backs alliance - February 24, 2012
"The World Bank announced on Friday a global alliance to better manage and protect the world's oceans,
which are under threat from over-fishing, pollution and climate change...
"We need a new SOS: Save Our Seas," (World Bank President) Zoellick said in announcing the alliance...
Working with governments, the scientific community, civil society organizations, and the private sector,
we aim to leverage as much as $1.2 billion (762.0 million pounds) to support healthy and sustainable oceans." 

(af.reuters.com)


Oil in the ocean.

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PROVERBS and SAYING / MONEY

Slideshow: Proverbs And Sayings About Money
"Here's a slideshow I did for my students. It was originally meant to be used for correcting this gap fill exercise,
but could be used in other ways..."

(englishblog.com)

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MONEY / GREED

Lesson Plan on Money and Greed
"This lesson is based on an award-winning comedy short film called The Black Hole 
directed by Philip Sansom and Olly Williams, and the themes of black holes, money and greed."

(film-english.com)

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PLANT

Scientists Regrow 30,000-Year-Old Plant (22nd February, 2012)
- a lesson plan with audio
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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GRAMMAR

Road To Grammar Quiz Creator
"A new tool has just been added to the excellent Road To Grammar website. Now you can create a multiple choice quiz
and save it on Road To Grammar for your students (or whomever) to use..."

+ COMMENT
(englishblog.com)

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CENTRAL PARK

Wrigley Altoids: Curiously strong facts - Central Park
"Imagine this spot being on TV when you are watching your favourite television show. Will it put a smile on your face like it did with us?
The easy humour is what makes this commercial so funny. It’s absurd but will definitely be remembered."

(creativecriminals.com)

 

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SCHOOL

Cartoon: Expelled
"This cartoon by Matt from The Daily Telegraph relates to news that disruptive children are to be educated in "sin bin" schools
that will concentrate on basic skills with longer teaching days." Read more >>

+ COMMENTARY + VOCABULARY + LINKS
(nglishblog.com)

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SOCCER VIOLENCE / NEWSPAPER

El Bocón: blanks
"The Peruvian newspaper ‘El Bocón’, one of the countries leading sports newspapers, took a stand for peace in soccer violence.
When a fan got killed in riots after a match, they removed all of the soccer news out of their newspaper.
They left blank spots where the news was supposed to be. Great innovative way to take a stand as a newspaper."

(creativecriminals.com)

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FAT TUESDAY

Fat Tuesday Photos: Inside the Mardi Gras Mayhem - New Orleans, Feb. 21, 2012 - 7 photos
(time.com)

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LEARNING

How We Learn - Synapses and Neural Pathways

 

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LONDON

London in detail - 360 degree panoramas - interactive
(willpearson.co.uk)

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SMOKING

50 Most Creative Anti-Smoking Advertisements
(10steps.sg)

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NAVY SEALs

NAVY SEALs - 23 slides
(thedailybeast.com)

"Navy SEAL trainees bounce off the bottom of the tank to catch their breath
during the Drown Proofing Test at the Combat Training Tank.
The trainees have their feet and hands tied and once freed they swim to safety."

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ZOMBIES

Zombie Dress Up Decals
(Neatorama)

"This fantastic set of 11 removable and reappliable fabric wall decals includes:

  • One human
  • Two Zombie Heads
  • Three Torsos
  • One Pants
  • Brain
  • Shotgun
  • Axe
  • And Chainsaw"

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VAGABOND

The 23 Types of Vagabond
1. Rufflers (thieving beggars, apprentice uprightment)
2. Uprightmen (leaders of robber bands)
3. Hookers or anglers (thieves who steal through windows with hooks)
4. Rogues (rank-and-file vagabonds)
5. Wild rogues (those born of rogues)
6. Priggers of prancers (horse thieves)...
(listsofnote.com)

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THE BIG EGG HUNT

The Big Egg Hunt - 12 images
"The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt takes place throughout London from Feb 21 - March 31. For its duration, over 200 eggs decorated by different designers, artists and celebrities will be strewn across the capital. The project will raise funds for the charities Action for Children and Elephant Family."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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PANCAKE DAY

Pancake Day 2012: Shrove Tuesday celebrations in pictures - 17 images
(telegraph.co.uk)

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WEDDING / ZOMBIES

Unusual wedding invitations
(telegraph.co.uk)


"Designer Manuel Morgado, from Portugal, created a zombie themed invitation for a couple in Washington, America.
Manuel said: "The fiance is obsessed with zombie films and they wanted something to represent that..." 

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ELECTIONS

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LONDON 2012

London 2012: Olympics and Paralympics security test - 22 February 2012
"A major exercise testing security and emergency services in the event of a terror attack during the Olympics and Paralympics is taking place.
About 2,500 personnel are taking part in the event in central London, which will test their response to a simulated attack on the London Underground."

(BBC)


London 2012 terror drill at the disused Aldwych tube station - 19 images
(telegraph.co.uk)

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DETECTIVE

SYLVAIN KUSTYAN VIDEO A great jazz cop : Detective Cunningham.mp4

 

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STORY

The old sailor :
The story + Interactive activities
Created by Rodolphe Maurel :
"J’ai mené cette activité avec mes troisièmes. La tâche finale était une prise de parole en continu : être capable de raconter la blague...
Le détail de la séquence ici."

(soundguideweb.com)

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ROAD SAFETY

Keep safe, stay alive
"There are 5 lessons about road safety in this song. Listen to the song and see what they are."
(learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

Pedestrians
"Roads are dangerous places for people on foot. Watch this video to find out how to stay safe when crossing roads in the UK."
+ INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES + TRANSCRIPT
(learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

 Roadsigns and modal verbs (7 exercises) - interactive
"Match the road signs to their definitions. Select your answer from the drop-down menus." 

(michel.barbot.pagesperso-orange.fr)

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COMMERCIALS

Jack Davis Commercials
"A group of animated commercials designed by veteran Mad Magazine illustrator Jack Davis.
Includes: McCracken's Apple Chips, Utica Club beer (2), Cask Mountain wine, True Temper Uni-Spin fishing rods,
Gillette Trac II razor blades, Sominex, The Dodge Boys (1969 Polara), Chex Cereal (with Ruth Buzzi),
Pennsylvania Lottery and Williams Lectric Shave."

 

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HOME

This is my home
"On an unseasonably warm November night in Manhattan on our way to get ice cream, we stumbled upon what appeared to be
a vintage shop, brightly lit display window and all. As we began to walk in, a man sitting out front warned us that we were welcome to explore,
but nothing inside was for sale. Our interests piqued, we began to browse through the collections the man out front had built throughout his life.
This is a story of a man and his home."

(vimeo.com)

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In the background : Artwork by Sonja Hinrichsen
Snow Drawings, Rabbit Ears Pass, CO