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JANUARY 2012

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IDIOMS

Colour Idioms - with interactive activities
(talkingdictionary.clubefl.gr)

 

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CCTV

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GRAMMAR

Deux nouveaux parcours sur Memovoc, sur des outils grammaticaux :

Créés par Hélène de Morel (Ac. Caen)

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MISSISSIPPI

Poverty and progress in the Mississippi Delta
"The Mississippi Delta is known as the poorest corner of the poorest state in America.
And what little economic opportunity the region does hold is just a few factory closures away from collapse, reports the BBC's Paul Adams."

ARTICLE + VIDEO
(BBC)

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ICE

City carved out of ice in China
"Harbin in China creates a massive city from ice to host its annual festival of snow sculptures...
The city is created by piling huge ice blocks into buildings, often with lights frozen in the middle of the blocks."

(telegraph.co.uk)


The 28th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in China - 28 photos
(telegraph.co.uk)


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ELECTIONS

 

Iowa caucuses: Romney pips Santorum - a slideshow - 4 January 2012
(BBC)


"The first test for the field of Republican candidates hoping to challenge Barack Obama for the US presidency
ended in a virtual tie between Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney (pictured, kissing wife Ann),
as Republicans in Iowa chose their favourite at some 1,700 caucus meetings."

 

Iowa Caucuses Cartoons
(cagle.com)

 

Cartoon: The Least Embarassing Candidate
"This cartoon by Clay Bennett from the Chattanooga Times Free Press is a comment on the result of the  Iowa caucuses,
which kicked off the Republican presidential primaries. The contest was won by Mitt Romney ..."

+ LANGUAGE + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

 

Frequently Asked Questions About the Iowa Caucuses
(cagle.com)

 

Cartoon: Republican Primary Race
"This cartoon by  Dave Brown from The Independent relates to the start of the Republican primaries,
which began yesterday (January 03, 2012) with the  Iowa caucuses."

+ COMMENTARY + LANGUAGE + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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JOBS / UNEMPLOYMENT

Reuters Video: The rise and fall of euro zone jobs
+ TRANSCRIPT
"Two euro zone countries release contrasting jobs figures - unemployment in Spain increases for a fifth month
while in Germany a record number of people are in employment. Sonia Legg reports."

(englishblog.com)

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MONEY

Half Of World’s Richest 1% Live In U.S. (6th January, 2012)
- a lesson plan with audio

(newsenglishlessons.com)

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MANHATTAN

The Grid at 200: Lines That Shaped Manhattan
(nytimes.com)

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COUNTRIES

Les pays
"2 activités pour s’entraîner à identifier les pays et à bien les prononcer."

Activité 1 - Activité 2
(soundguideweb.com)

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CHRISTMAS

Christmas in England
Une fiche de travail sur un enregistrement de Audio Lingua.
envoyée par Elisabeth Pellegrino
(Ac. Dijon)

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In Time
"previously titled Now and I'm.mortal,[3] is a 2011 dystopian science fiction-thriller film starring Justin Timberlake...
The film, written, directed and produced by Andrew Niccol...
By 2161, genetic alteration has allowed humanity to stop aging at 25 but people are required to earn more time after turning 25 or die within a year. 'Living time', which can be transferred among individuals, has replaced money and its availability is displayed on an implant on people's lower arm..."

(Wikipedia)

 

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ENVIRONMENT

Islands, treasure chests of biodiversity
(ikonet.com/en/visualdictionary)

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L’environnement
"Quelques vidéos accompagnées d’activités sur différents thèmes concernant l’environnement."

(soundguideweb.com)

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LITERATURE

Luminarium
"This site combines several sites first created in 1996 to provide a starting point for students and enthusiasts of English Literature."

Medieval - Renaissance - Seventeenth Century - Eighteenth Century - Encyclopedia
(luminarium.org)

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RESOLUTIONS

New Year's resolutions - a lesson plan
Theme: New Year traditions and New Year resolutions. Reviewing the year, talking about past events, talking about intentions.
Lexical area: spare time activities, ways of celebrating.
Cross curricular links: Personal and social education.

Instructions for language assistants are in italics.
(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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SCOTLAND / WEBQUEST

British Culture 9 - Visit Scotland (Part One)
Created by Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen)

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THE QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE

In Queen Victoria’s glorious footsteps
"When the Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee in June she will face fewer diplomatic dilemmas
than her great-great grandmother, the empress of India...."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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DICKENS

Charles Dickens: a ‘gunpowderous’ comic
"The Thick of It creator Armando Iannucci on the genius of Charles Dickens and the novelist's comic legacy."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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ELECTIONS

Cartoon: The Republican Race Starts
"This cartoon by Adams from The Daily Telegraph relates to the  Republican presidential primaries in which voters of the Republican Party
will choose their nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 presidential election.
The race for the primaries kicks off today with the  Iowa caucuses..."

+ COMMENTARY + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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THE YEAR 2011 / ECONOMICS

Public Debt, Protests Made Economic News in 2011
ARTICLE + AUDIO
(voanews.com)

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CHRISTMAS / GUNS

Americans buy record numbers of guns for Christmas
(telegraph.co.uk)

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OCCUPY

Scuffles at Occupy Wall St protest - 1 January 2012
"New York was the scene of scuffles on New Year's Eve as dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested.
The demonstrators occupied a park where protests were held last year.
At least one person was accused of assaulting a police officer.
Paul Cusiac reports."
(BBC)

'Global Square' - The social network for activists around the world - 30 December 2011
"Global Square is expected to be launched in January. To become a member of this social platform, you have to prove yourself
trustworthy with the help of a sponsor. Let’s wait till January to see whether Global Square will be able to gather
and unite more protestors and activists at the ‘global’ level or not."

(tech.ratedsawj.com)

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YOUTUBE

Supprimer les publicités Youtube sans logiciel, c’est possible !
"Voici la solution qui ne nécessite que quelques clics et qui peut mettre un terme à l’invasion marketing !
Il s’agit simplement d’une extension Google Chrome nommée Youtube Options !..."

(1fotech.com)

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LONDON 2012

In pictures: Olympic venues shaping up for 2012 action - 31 December 2011
(BBC)

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Laure Savourat vous informe sur sa séquence '2011 in review' - 02/01/2012 :

"De nombreux colistiers et colistières aux yeux entrainés m'ont gentiment fait remonter tout ce qui n'allait pas
dans ma première version de Year in Review, je les en remercie encore une fois ici !
J'ai mis les documents corrigés (et non compressés) en haut de cette page http://savourat.free.fr/pages/profs.htm
Il n'y a qu'à cliquer pour lancer le téléchargement, ou clic droit enregistrer sous."

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DEMONS

The Torment of Saint Anthony (Michelangelo)
It shows "Saint Anthony being assailed in the desert by demons, whose temptations he resisted."

(Wikipedia)

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NEW YEAR

Cartoon: Welcome to 2012
"Around New Year many editorial cartoons use the convenient trope of  Father Time  as the personification of the previous year
(or "the Old Year") who typically "hands over" the duties of time to the equally allegorical  Baby New Year  (or "the New Year")..."

(englishblog.com)

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THE YEAR 2011

Cartoon: Stars of 2011
"In this cartoon from The Guardian, Ben Jennings portrays some of the people who made a big impact for better or worse in the past 12 months.
How many can you identify? And who do you think is missing?"
+ NOTE

(englishblog.com)

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NEW YEAR'S EVE

New Year's Eve Movies : Top 10
(marriage.about.com)


Original New Years Eve Poem
+ the text below the video on YouTube.

 

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PHILOSOPHY / LANGUAGE

Philosoraptor Song
+ LYRICS below the video on YouTube

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