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11/02/2013

 

PRETERIT

Step back into the past - PowerPoint Presentation
(skydrive.live.com)

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NEW YORK CITY

Reclaiming space in New York City
- "une nouvelle séquence du manuel en ligne de La Clé des langues sur  le changement urbain à New York."
(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

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Thanks to Clifford Armion

 


COMPUTER

Reuters Video: Paper-thin computer debuts at CES
+ TRANSCRIPT + RELATED ARTICLES
"The world's first flexible computer made of paper has been unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The device comes from developers at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and a company called Plastic Logic 
who say it represents the future of desk-top computing. John Russell reports."

(englishblog.com)

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RIO DE JANEIRO CARNIVAL

In pictures: Rio de Janeiro carnival - 10 January 2013
"The beautiful and the outrageous on parade at the Rio carnival."

(BBC)

Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2013: the first night of parades in the Sambadrome - 35 photos
(telegraph.co.uk)

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LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

Love at First Sight?
"Dating is overrated. Let's skip all the bases and make a home run!"

(YouTube)

 

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TABLETTES NUMERIQUES

Tablettes numériques dans l'enseignement
"Pour échanger sur les expérimentations intégrant des tablettes numériques dans l'enseignement, que ce soit au collège ou au lycée.
Cette communauté est ouverte à tous les francophones et a pour but de permettre plus de facilité dans les échanges."

(scoop.it)

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AUSTRALIA / OUTBACK

Road Trip through the Outback
TEXT + AUDIO
"Writer Loretta Bunning shares the sights and sounds of 12,000 km through Australia’s red, hot and dusty backyard."

(teatime-mag.com)

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TALKING / PRETERIT

Talking about your week and weekend worksheets
(tefltastic.wordpress.com)

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DRINKING

The Truth about what Alcohol Does to your Body
(quitalcohol.com)

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GUN VIOLENCE

Demand A Plan to End Gun Violence
"Artists have joined the effort to Demand A Plan and recorded a powerful, personal message."

(YouTube)

 

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LONDON / SIXTIES

Magical memory tour of London
"The Summer of Love began 40 years ago, the climax of a decade of rebellious optimism. And at the heart of it all was our capital city.
Rory Maclean seeks out old haunts from Sixties London."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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SONG / MIDDLE AGES

I'm a Knight by Lily Allen
"I'm a knight, I'm a knight and I'm a knight 
And our only aim in life is to fight 
I'm a knight, I'm a knight and I'm a knight 
We are fighters and our armour's always tight 
And these swords aren't light!"

(lyricsler.com)

I'm a Knight ("Friday Night" by Lily Allen)
"A quick overview of the life of a typical European knight during the Middle Ages. Clips from "A Knight's Tale" with the late Heath Ledger."
(YouTube)
Vocabulary : knight / joust / chivalry / armour / sword / gentleman / lady / peasant

 

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Jack RUBY

Ruby (1992 film)
"Ruby is a feature film, released in the United States on March 27, 1992, about Jack Ruby, the Dallas, Texas nightclub owner who shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald 
in the basement garage of a Dallas city police station in 1963. The film was directed by John Mackenzie ...
It is based on a play written by British screenwriter Stephen DavisRuby was released three months after Oliver Stone's movie JFK."

(Wikipedia)

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GRAMMAR

Grammar Snacks - with videos
"This section offers you grammar practice in snack-size bites. Our Grammar Snack videos show the grammar being used in a natural way.
A conversation-style explanation and interactive exercises will check that you can really use the language."
(learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org)

 

Présent continu anglais - Present continuous
Nombreuses activités à imprimer et interactives + Jeux + Videos

(my-teacher.fr)


6 Forms of the Subjunctive Mood
(dailywritingtips.com)

Basic English Grammar eBook
A télécharger lorsque vous recevrez la newsletter de Daily Writing Tips

 

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SUPER BOWL ADS

2013 Budweiser Super Bowl Ad — The Clydesdales: "Brotherhood"
(YouTube)

 

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IMMIGRATION

Immigration Reform - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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CINEMA / BOOKS

Chasing the Frog
(chasingthefrog.com)

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MIND MAPS

Exemples de Cartes mentales
(secondelmb.free.fr)

iMindMap Presentation Mode
"Courte présentation sur le mind mapping réalisée avec Imindmap."

(YouTube)

 

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VALENTINE'S DAY

The Infographics Show - Valentine's Day
(YouTube)

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

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Valentine's Day
- a lesson plan with AUDIO
(eslholidaylessons.com)

Cartoon: Valentine's Day Dinner
"It's Valentine's Day on Thursday, but if you're planning to go out for a special meal, you might have trouble getting a table, as in this cartoon by Modern Toss from The Guardian."
+ COMMENTARY + VOCABULARY + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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10/02/2013

 

 

TIPS

10 tips to raise happy children by Mom-cat Coco
(YouTube)

 

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LINCOLN

Killing Lincoln - interactive
(killinglincolnconspiracy.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


DRACULA / MONSTERS

Hotel Pennsylvania - Animation
"Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode
when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teen-aged daughter."
(imdb.fr)
"Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's (Adam Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters
they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world's most famous monsters -- Frankenstein and his bride,
the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more -- to celebrate his daughter Mavis's 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary
monsters is no problem -- but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis."

(YouTube)

 

 

 


Becky G - Problem (The Monster Remix) ft. will.i.am
"Music video by Becky G Feat. will.i.am. performing Problem (The Monster Remix) from Hotel Transylvania."

(YouTube)
+ LYRICS
"I'm a monster, I'm a m-monster..."

(azlyrics.com)

 

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Charles DICKENS

Charles Dickens Documentary
(YouTube)

 

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CONGRESS

Congress for Kids + Activities
(congressforkids.net)

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SUPER BOWL

Superbowl Explained (From 2006)
(YouTube)
"Explaining the Super Bowl to a youngster who is unfamilar with it can be an opportunity for a world-class explanation
- or world-class trolling, depending on your point of view. Just change the teams, and this video from 2006 is still fully functional."

(Neatorama)

 

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LONDON

The British Music Experience
"Britain's Museum Of Popular Music. Immerse yourself in the jaw-dropping history of British music, which created some of the world's most loved stars."

Address : The O2 Bubble, The O2, Peninsula Square, London, North Greenwich SE10 0DX
See LEARNING
(britishmusicexperience.com)

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POLLUTION

Toxic smog chokes India capital (February 2, 2013) - Video
"Forget Beijing, India's largest city New Delhi is suffering far worse air pollution."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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BIONIC MAN

Bionic man unveiled at London's Science Museum - video
"A bionic man, which has artificial organs, synthetic blood and robotic limbs, goes on display at the Science Museum in London on Tuesday.
The human-like machine has cost more than £500,000 to make, but scientists who built him believe it could provide a range of benefits,
such as replicating parts of the human body using the same technology."

(guardian.co.uk)

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DYSLEXIA

Try Being Me – NR's interactive dyslexia experience - interactive game with SOUND
"Find out about Ben, Khalaya, Zach and Rebekah who live with dyslexia.
Experience what dyslexia is like for them and get a better understanding of what it's like to live with dyslexia."

(BBC)

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BULLYING

Stop bullying
"Download the Stop Bullying Speak Up Comic Book!
Use these comic-based activities to give your students a creative and engaging way to share their strategies for speaking up and putting a stop to bullying."

Stop Schoolyard Bullying + Stop Verbal Bullying + Stop Cyberbullying with Activities
(bitstripsforschools.com)

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VOCABULARY

Words and Their Stories: Colorful Expressions - with AUDIO
red hot - in the pink - etc
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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08/02/2013


MONSTERS

Little monsters
-
"Here are 6 pages of activities. Click on "Play this game" to start."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)


List of monster movies
(Wikipedia)

List of the Best Movie Monsters and Creatures of All Time (franksreelreviews.com)

List of giant-monster films (Wikipedia)

50 Awesome Movie Monsters (totalfilm.com)

The 13 Scariest Monsters in Movie History (popularmechanics.com)

Time Out's 50 greatest monster movies (timeout.com)

The 10 Scariest Giant Movie Monsters Of All Time (screenrant.com)

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FIRST AID

First aid materials and services - Visual dictionary
(ikonet.com)

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PREPOSITIONS / DIRECTIONS

A Canadian little town. (prepositions)
"First solve the crossword, you will need the words for the second activity. Then, click on "Start now" below the crosswords and work on the 4 recordings."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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07/02/2013


SORTIES et VOYAGES SCOLAIRES

Sorties et voyages scolaires
Texte récapitulatif de la réglementation des voyages et sorties scolaires

(Ac. Lyon)

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IMMIGRATION

Immigration Law in America - interactive
"The White House and its allies in Congress have said a major objective in 2013 is an immigration overhaul
that was one of President Barack Obama's campaign promises. Review legislative milestones and key shifts in immigration policy."

(online.wsj.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

CINEMA - A NEW PAGE :

LINCOLN

THE FILM - TEACHING

See new links here : Lincoln (History)

 

 

SUPER BOWL XLVII

Super Bowl XLVII: Baltimore Ravens win as Beyonce wows half-time show - Photos
(telegraph.co.uk)

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HOUSEHOLD GADGETS

In pictures: The household gadgets of yesterday
(BBC)

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LAWS

The world's weirdest laws - Photos
(telegraph.co.uk)

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PRESIDENTS' WORDS

All the presidents' words
"From the earlier US leaders to now, the power of the phrase."

(BBC)

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DOGS / MICROCHIPS

Cartoon: Dogs With Microchips
"This cartoon by Paul Thomas from the Daily Express relates to news that every dog owner in England will have
to microchip their animal from 2016 under plans intended to cut a rise in strays..."

+ VOCABULARY + RELATED ARTICLES
(englishblog.com)

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GRAND CANYON

Grand Canyon gets Google treatment
"New Google images now allow you to take a virtual tour."
See a slideshow of Google's Grand Canyon images
Watch Google's video of how the images were gathered.
(telegraph.co.uk)

The Grand Canyon on Google - Photos
(telegraph.co.uk)

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TOUGH GUY

The Tough Guy Challenge: Thousands take part on extreme cross country course - Photos
(telegraph.co.uk)

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PLANES / CINEMA

Top 20 aeroplanes in film - Pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)

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WEIRD PICTURES / PLANTS

Weird and wonderful legendary plants - Pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)

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THE FASTEST CAR

World’s fastest street legal car smashes speed record at 250mph…. but it’s a Vauxhall Vectra that cost £60
(dailymail.co.uk)

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GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL

Reuters Video: New York's Grand Central Terminal turns 100 - February 02, 2013
+ TRANSCRIPT + RELATED ARTICLES
(englishblog.com)

In pictures: New York's Grand Central Terminal celebrates its 100th birthday
(telegraph.co.uk)

Grand Central centenary: 100 fascinating facts
(telegraph.co.uk)

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THE QUEEN / THE TUBE

Cartoon: The Queen Takes the Tube
"This cartoon by Mac from The Daily Mail relates to news that the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall (aka, Charles and Camilla)
have made their first joint trip on theLondon Underground to celebrate its 150th anniversary..."

+ HISTORICAL NOTE + VOCABULARY  + RELATED ARTICLES
(englishblog.com)

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POLICE

Police spies stole identities of dead children - 3 February 2013
"Undercover officers created aliases based on details found in birth and death records, Guardian investigation reveals."

(guardian.co.uk)

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RICHARD III

Cartoon: My Kingdom for a Hearse
"This cartoon by Paul Thomas from the Daily Express relates to news that the bones dug up last year under a parking lot
in the English city of Leicester are the last mortal remains of England's King Richard III, the last English monarch to die in battle..."

+ EXPLANATION + NOTE + LINKS
(englishblog.com)


Reuters Video: After 500 years, Richard III's bones yield their secret
"Researchers say a skeleton buried under a parking lot belongs to King Richard III, solving a 500-year-old mystery about his final resting place.
Deborah Gembara reports."

+ TRANSCRIPT + RELATED ARTICLES
(englishblog.com)

Skeleton of England's Richard III found under parking lot - 5 February 2013
"Modern views of the medieval king have been heavily influenced by Shakespeare's portrayal in the play Richard III."

ARTICLE + VIDEO
(usatoday.com)

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FOOTBALL

Europol smashes global football match-fixing ring (February 4, 2013)
"A suspected football match-fixing syndicate has been uncovered during an 18-month global investigation."

- a lesson plan with AUDIO.
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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INTERNET SAFETY

Internet safety lessons for 5-year-olds (7th February, 2013)
"A British organisation has recommended that children as young as five should be given instruction on the dangers of the Internet."

- a lesson plan with AUDIO.
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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06/02/2013


GRAMMAR : THERE IS

Put Your Lights On - Santana
"Leave your lights on, you better leave your lights on
Cause there's a monster living under my bed...
There's an angel, with a hand on my head...
There's a darkness living deep in my soul"
(azlyrics.com)
+ VIDEO (YouTube)

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RICHARD III

King Richard III's face recreated from skull - video
"The reconstruction is based on detailed scans of a male skull found under a council car park in Leicester which has been confirmed
as belonging to Richard III, killed at the battle of Bosworth in 1485 aged 32."

(guardian.co.uk)

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ROBOT

Meet Rex: the $1m bionic man with working heart, set of lungs and human face
"Most human body parts can be replaced,  say scientists, and here’s the evidence..."

(independent.co.uk)

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RED NOSE DAY

Red Nose Day - 25 years in 25 pictures - 5 February 2013
(BBC)

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SUPER BOWL XLVII

Understanding American football with lemons and tangerines - 2 February 2013
"Super Bowl XLVII is taking place in the US city of New Orleans on Sunday 3 February.
The Baltimore Ravens are facing the San Francisco 49ers, with the winner raising the prestigious Lombardi Trophy..."

(BBC)

"Space Babies" 2014 Kia Sorento Big Game Ad
(YouTube)

 


Super Bowl premieres 2013 blockbuster film trailers - 4 February 2013
"New trailers for blockbuster movies, including the Star Trek and Iron Man sequels, were premiered to millions during the US Super Bowl."

(BBC)

Iron Man 3 - Extended Super Bowl Spot (HD)
"Marvel's "Iron Man 3" pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds..."

(YouTube)

 


OREO - Whisper Fight

"When grown men whisper-fight about OREO cookies in a library, everyone wins..."

 

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NOUNS

Male and female animals, their young, homes, groups, sounds and related adjectives
(en.wiktionary.org)

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PLURALS

Plural nouns in English (englisch-hilfen.de)

Singular or plural for groups of people (englisch-hilfen.de)

Foreign plurals (englisch-hilfen.de)

Forming Greek- and Latin-derived Nouns (web.utk.edu)

Singular and plural - Exercises and tests (englisch-hilfen.de)

SINGULAR AND PLURAL NOUNS - exercises (polseguera.org)

Singular/Plural - exercises (wiltshire.ac.uk)

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04/02/2013


WISHES

Toyota RAV4 2013 Big Game Commercial "Wish Granted" 
(YouTube)

 

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SUPER BOWL

Super Bowl Ads 2013
(graphics.wsj.com)
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

Mercedes-Benz 2013 Super Bowl Commercial (Extended Cut): "Soul"
"With a star-studded cast including Usher, Kate Upton and Willem Dafoe, Mercedes-Benz unveils
the all-new CLA-Class in this extended cut of its Super Bowl commercial."

(YouTube)

 

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03/02/2013


GUNS

Gun Control and Gun rights Cartoons
(usnews.com)

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INTERNET

AOL ¨The internet is a good thing´´ Ad
(YouTube)

 


AOL ¨The internet is a bad thing´´ Ad

(YouTube)


Claire Thought She Knew video
"An educational video for young people, produced by the UK's Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) as part of the ThinkUKnow UK initiative."

(YouTube)

 

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VICTORIAN BRITAIN

The Children Who Built Victorian Britain Part 1
+ Part 2 + Part 3 + Part 4
"The catalyst to Britain's Industrial Revolution was the slave labour of orphans and destitute children.
In this shocking and moving account of their exploitation and eventual emancipation, Professor Jane Humphries uses..."

(YouTube)

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NIGHT CLUB

Brazil still in shock after nightclub inferno (February 3, 2013)
"Brazilians are still in shock at the devastating loss of life after the nightclub fire in the city of Santa Maria in southern Rio Grande do Sul state."

- a lesson plan with AUDIO
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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BULLYING

Japan judo coach bullied female stars (1st February, 2013)
- a lesson plan with AUDIO
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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CELEBRITIES

Top celebrities quiz
First play the matching game. Next click on "Start now" and find who is described.".

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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FASTEST CAR

Work on world's fastest car begins in Britain, to touch 1,000 MPH
"The hybrid jet/rocket-propelled vehicle, called the Bloodhound SSC, is supported by Motion and control technologies giant Parker Hannifin."

(ibtimes.com)

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01/02/2013


POLLUTION

Reuters Video: Chinese billionaire sells canned air
"A powerful Chinese businessman is offering cans of clean air to smog-choked Beijingers. Sarah Sheffer reports."

+ TRANSCRIPT + RELATED ARTICLES
(englishblog.com)

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SUPER BOWL

Reuters Video: Super Bowl commercials create buzz for brands
"At a cost of about $4 million (USD) for 30 seconds, Super Bowl ads are already building buzz.
And advertisers hope to use social media to promote their products even after the game is over. Bob Mezan reports."
+ TRANSCRIPT + RELATED ARTICLES

(englishblog.com)

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ART

Land of Nostalgia
"Piece done for the America Nostalgia show in Fullerton, CA. This was a tribute to both Norman Rockwell and to the 80's cartoon that helped to shape my imagination."

(patrickballesteros.deviantart.com)

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CHILD BRIDES

Young girls in rural Afghanistan 'sold as child brides' - 29 January 2013
"Millions of girls across the world end up as child brides, despite the practice being outlawed in many countries."

+ What is it like to be a child bride?
(BBC)

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In the background : Valentine's Day