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21/02/2013


World War II

Winston Churchill’s plan to fight Nazis with massive aircraft carriers made from ice

(io9.com)

 

The Habbakuk Project
HABBAKUK: GEOFFREY PYKE'S ICEBERG AIRCRAFT CARRIER
(royalnavalmuseum.org)


SHIP OF ICE - Project Habbakuk
"A documentary film about "Project Habbakuk" the unusual proposal that captured the imagination of Winston Churchill and Lord Mountbatten during WWII,
and the fascinating, underwater, behind-the-scenes story of the building of its prototype on Alberta's Patricia Lake..."

(YouTube)


 

The Ice Ship Fiasco
(goodeveca.net)

“The difficulties will argue for themselves”: Mulberry Harbours and the D-Day Landings
(pw20c.mcmaster.ca)

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PODCASTS

Podcasts and Downloads
"Find a podcast by radio station or genre.
Throughout the week BBC World Service offers a wide range of documentaries and other factual programmes.
This podcast offers you the chance to access landmark series from our archive."

(BBC)

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ARGO

Tony Mendez, the real CIA spy in Argo
(BBC)

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STREET ART

Miami’s strategic street art - PHOTOS
(BBC)

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THE POPE

How to Become Pope
(YouTube)

 

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CELEBRITIES

Passport Photos of Iconic Figures in The Past
(vintag.es)
"Albert Einstein, David Bowie, Janis Joplin, Muhammad Ali, and more, with plenty of stamps showing they were well used."
+ "a military ID card issued to Norma Jeane DiMaggio in 1954."
(Neatorama)

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OSCARS

Academy Awards: Best Picture Oscar Winners
"Retrospective in anticipation of the 85th Academy Awards"

(vimeo.com)

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APARTMENTS

Cramped Apartments in Hong Kong Shot From Directly Above
(petapixel.com)

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POWER / KNOWLEDGE

Power is Power - Game of Thrones (Subtitles)
Read the script below the video on YouTube.
(YouTube)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

KIDS / SCREEN

Enfant et écrans: psychologie et cognition
"L’Académie des sciences vient de publier un rapport (.pdf) sur la relation des enfants aux écrans..., un rapport qui tord le cou
à nombre d’idées reçues sur le sujet et fait le point sur les connaissances scientifiques, éducatives et neurobiologiques..."

(internetactu.net)

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COLUMBUS

American History: Columbus Discovers the New World
"With three small ships, an Italian explorer made Spain the greatest power in Europe" | THE MAKING OF A NATION

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THE CITY

City living makes it harder to concentrate (February 21, 2013)
"A new report says living in a city makes it harder for people to concentrate. The research found that people who live in rural areas did better on thinking tests."

- a lesson plan with AUDIO
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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IDIOMS

Words and Their Stories: Dog Talk
Every dog has his day | WORDS AND THEIR STORIES

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

The Word of the Month : HORSE
Definition / Horseplay with idioms / Horses in the news / Horses on the menu

(thewordofthemonth.com)

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19/02/2013


PRESIDENTS

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your U.S. Presidents?
(buzzfeed.com)

The Bible - N° 8
"The tradition of the President taking his oath of office with his hand on a Bible was first begun by George Washington during his first inauguration..."

(history1900s.about.com)

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FLAT STANLEY PROJECT

Flat Stanley Project: Le voyage de Flat Stanley de St Anne
avec une classe de 6ème.
(Ac. Martinique)

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Thanks to Laurence Bernard (Ac. Martinique)

 


MOTEUR DE RECHERCHE VIDEOS

VOXALEAD : MOTEUR DE RECHERCHE VIDEOS
"Voxalead  est un moteur de recherche vidéo lancé par Exalead  qui va fouiller dans les fichiers vidéo, mais aussi audio des principales chaines d’information...
Chaque vidéo est transcrite. Vous pouvez faire une recherche dans le texte de la transcription.
Un clic sur une phrase vous permettra de visionner le passage correspondant dans la vidéo..." 

(outilsveille.com)

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Thanks to Aulde de Barbuat

 


RHYMES

Edewcate english rhymes : Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
"Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Merry, merry king of the bush is he
Laugh, Kookaburra! Laugh, Kookaburra!

Gay your life must be..."
(YouTube)
The lyrics are below the video on YouTube.

 

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HIP HOP

Hip Hop - Interviewing a star
"Voici un powerpoint réalisé en collaboration avec Kathryn, mon assistante américaine cette année, pour préparer mes élèves de 4ème
à la venue d'un artiste américain (chorégraphe new-yorkais de hip-hop, Leslie Feliciano).
Vous trouverez dans ce diaporama du matériel pour environ 4 heures de cours...
Je pense que la trame peut s'appliquer pour bien d'autres venues d'artistes." (Philippe Hattais)

(englishdaybyday.net)

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GMO

GMO - Quiz - with 6 audio segments
(elllo.org)

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LANGUAGES

British English, American English, or European English?
(one-europe.info)

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 WHEREVER

Holly Golightly - wherever you were
"Wherever you were
When the tears wouldn´t dry
Wherever you were
When my friends stopped comin’ by..."

(lyricstime.com)
+ VIDEO (YouTube)

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TESTING

Failing Grade | The Simpsons | Animation on FOX
"The students at Springfield Elementary buckle under the pressure of standardized testing."

(YouTube)

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18/02/2013


COMPARISONS (So do I, I do, Neither am I....)

Similar or different? (Comparisons : So do I / I do / Neither am I...)
First solve this crossword, then click on "Start Now" and take the quiz.
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS

The Lumineers - Ho Hey
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"(Ho) I’ve been trying to do it right
(Hey)
I’ve been living a lonely life
(Ho) I’ve been sleeping here instead
(Hey)
I’ve been sleeping in my bed..."

(metrolyrics.com)

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17/02/2013


METEORITE

Meteorite hits Russia, thousands injured (17th February, 2013)
- a lesson plan with AUDIO

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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LOVE / EMAILS

To R.P. Salazar, with Love
"n January 2007, Rachel P. Salazar and Ruben P. Salazar were living 9,000 miles apart and completely unaware of each other's existence.
But when an email meant for Rachel accidentally went to Ruben, it wasn't long before an ordinary mistake began to look like an extraordinary stroke of luck."

(YouTube)

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Thanks to Marielle Bianchi

 

16/02/2013


DECEPTIVE / FAKE

25 Synonyms for “Deceptive” and “Fake
"Many words related to deceptive and fake exist, but some have specific senses for distinctive usage.
Here are some alternatives to these terms and the related words deceitful and false and their connotations..."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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CINEMA / A NEW PAGE

DETACHMENT

 

15/02/2013

 

CINEMA / A NEW PAGE

WRECK IT RALPH

 


BLACK HISTORY

Black history in the US - Compilation de ressources
par Elisabeth Prévost-Kaboré (Ac. Dijon)

(langues.ac-dijon.fr)

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LINCOLN

Lincoln - Ressources autour du film de Speilberg et du personnage
par Elisabeth Prévost-Kaboré (Ac. Dijon)
(langues.ac-dijon.fr)

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GUNS in SOUTH AFRICA

Guns in South Africa - Compilation de ressources
par Elisabeth Prévost-Kaboré (Ac. Dijon)
+ Invictus + South Africa and apartheid + Mandela + South Africa and rugby

(langues.ac-dijon.fr)

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INTERNET SAFETY

Internet Safety WWtbaM (Sam Lloyd) - PowerPoint Presentation
ICT: Internet & Email  / The Internet & The World Wide Web
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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HENRY VIII

Henry VIII Chatterbox
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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LOVE

From lonely hearts to electronic dating - 14 February 2013 - interactive
"Some of us are lucky, we just stumble across the one we are going to share our lives with. But for others something more purposeful is required.
So how have people over the centuries used changing technology to find somebody to love?"

(BBC)

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14/02/2013


THE CONSTITUTION

Creating the U.S. Constitution
"A look at the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution" | THE MAKING OF A NATION

AUDIO + SCRIPT
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LINCOLN

A Legacy of Lincolns: A Look at the Actors Who've Portrayed the President
 Gregory Peck, Jason Robards, Sam Waterson, Walter Huston, Kris Kristofferson, Daniel Day-Lewis, etc...

(pajiba.com)
"IMDB lists at least 327 movies with Abraham Lincoln as a character, the earliest is 1911..."
(Neatorama)

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ZOMBIES

KRTV Montana - "Zombie Attack" Emergency Alert System Message
"Someone apparently hacked into the Emergency Alert System and announced on KRTV and the CW that
"dead bodies are rising from their graves" in several Montana counties.
This message did not originate from KRTV, and there is no emergency.
Our engineers are investigating to determine what happened and if it affected other media outlets. "

(YouTube)

Bogus emergency alert message transmitted
Posted: Feb 11, 2013 2:46 PM by KRTV
+ Emergency Alert System hacking incident being investigated 

Posted: Feb 12, 2013 5:58 PM by MTN News 

(krtv.com)

 

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GENERATION GAP ?

Pushing 40 - "45 Is The New 15" [Official Video]
(YouTube)

 

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YouTube mp3

YouTube mp3
"YouTube-mp3.org est le service en ligne le plus simple qui soit pour convertir des vidéos en mp3...
La conversion est lancée dès que vous nous soumettez l’adresse de la vidéo, ensuite il vous suffira de télécharger le mp3 que nous aurons créé...
notre service est entièrement gratuit. Il nécessite approximativement 3 à 4 minutes par vidéo."

(youtube-mp3.org)

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Thanks to Virginie Gosset (Ac. Strasbourg)

 


PRESIDENTS' DAY

Fun President Facts Printable Worksheet - Word Unscramble
(spellingcity.com)

Presidents Worksheets - Games
(printable-worksheets.com)

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VALENTINE

Infographic for Valentine’s Day: Love Idioms
"Here is a fun graphic for Valentine’s Day from ESLlibrary.com..."
+ RELATED ARTICLES

(englishblog.com)

 

Puritan Valentine's Day Cards
(collegehumor.com)

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Valentine's Day Rap English ESL Grammar Vocabulary Pronunciation with Fluency MC!
(YouTube)


Love around the clock: 12 love idioms [infographic]
""As Saint Valentine’s Day draws near, love idioms and phrases are increasingly popular.
While some universal idioms are easily translated, many idioms on love can be difficult to comprehend.
Here are 12 popular love idioms and phrases that are used frequently but are quite confounding."

(grammar.net)


Postcards of Love
(BBC)

Thanks to Marielle Bianchi

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How deep is your love ? - interactive
"Take the test to see how passionately in love you are with your significant other."

(washingtonpost.com)
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

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13/02/2013


MONEY / SONGS

Show Me the Money- (children's coin song by Jack Hartmann)
"Identifying the basic U.S. coins, plus recognizing: 5 pennies make a nickel; 2 nickels make a dime; 2 dimes and a nickel make a quarter."

(YouTube)

 

Money Money Money! (kids song by Rhonda Crigger)
(YouTube)

 

Coins in my Hands! (money song for kids)
"Coins in my hands!
Lookin' so cool with my coins in my hands!"

(YouTube)

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Thanks to Marielle Bianchi

 


HORSE MEAT

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RESTAURANTS

Romantic restaurants around the world - 14 PHOTOS
(telegraph.co.uk)

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VALENTINE

Hundreds of couples leave 'love locks' across London ahead of Valentine's Day
"Some people say it with chocolates, others say it with flowers but now a growing number of lovestruck couples are showing their affection with ‘love locks’."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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LOVE

Viewpoint: Down with romantic love
"Our idealised notion of romantic love is actually the biggest enemy of long-lasting relationships, says Mark Vernon."

+ Best romantic films ever?
(BBC)

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THE POPE

Pope Benedict XVI resigns (February 13, 2013)
"There was a huge shock for the Catholic Church on Monday. Its leader Pope Benedict XVI resigned. No one knew he would resign. He even surprised..."

- a lesson plan with audio
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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VIDEO GAME VIOLENCE / GUNS

Point/Counterpoint: Obama Proposes Funding for Game Violence Studies
"On Wednesday, as part of a sweeping set of proposals related to guns and violence, President Barack Obama said
that he would ask Congress to “fund research into the effect that violent videogames have on young minds.”

(wired.com)

White House actions, fact sheet on guns
(usatoday.com)

Violent Video Games May Increase Aggression in Some But Not Others, Says New Research
(apa.org)

Shooting in the Dark
"Many psychologists argue that violent video games “socialize” children over time, prompting them to imitate
the behavior of the game’s characters, the cartoonish machismo, the hair-trigger rage, the dismissive brutality..."

(nytimes.com)

Understanding the Effects of Violent Video Games on Violent Crime
Download this paper.
(papers.ssrn.com)

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12/02/2013


VALENTINE

Halloween Valentines
+ "other vintage valentines, arranged into themed sets of clowns, medical subjects, cats, meat, and more!"
(flickr.com)

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THE PRESS

Freedom of the Press Worldwide in 2013
+ an article
(en.rsf.org)

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HORSE MEAT

Horsemeat scandal widens across Europe (February 12, 2013)
"Beef infected with horsemeat has been taken off the supermarket shelves but the crisis remains on the European political agenda..."

- a lesson plan with audio
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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PRETERIT

The accident (Past simple and continuous)
"Do the first activity, and work on the 4 recordings below."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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RECIPES

Audio-Lingua : Recipes
Ingredients and instructions.
(audio-lingua.eu)

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In the background : Snow Houses - The Simpsons