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31/01/2013


LOVE

Paperman - Full Animated Short Film
(YouTube)

 

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ROBOT CAT

Flipper the Robot cat CMO
"Cat with spinal cord injury get help from Conifer High School Robotics class."
(YouTube)

 

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JACK THE RIPPER

Jack the Ripper (Passive Voice)
"Watch the slideshow and play the game." (Hangman)

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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30/01/2013


WORKSHEET envoyée par Rabha Benbassou (Ac. Nantes) : MODIFIEE

Etre capable de mener une interview sur une célébrité

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RESTAURANT

ESL Fill in the Blanks - Restaurant - Vocabulary - interactive
(drewseslfluencylessons.com)

Restaurant - interactive or printable
Class surveys for food & restaurants
+ English language teaching ideas for  ordering in & talking about restaurants
+ A collection of  restaurant/food dialogs
+ Restaurant vocab and reading

(eslflow.com)

Restaurant Worksheets - REGISTER! It's free.
(en.islcollective.com)

Listening + 9-Page Handout + Quizzes on Restaurants
(listenaminute.com)

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AUDIO-LINGUA

** Tarik : Visiting the Capitol.  **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 par  Tarik (Washington DC, Usa) - 24 janvier 2013
Tarik, a taxi driver in Washington DC, explains us how to visit the Capitol. There is a special tour and you need to be registered first.
-> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2975

** Tarik : museums in DC **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 par  Tarik (Washington DC, Usa) - 24 janvier 2013
Tarik, a taxi driver in Washington DC, tells us about his two favourite museums in the city : The Spy Museum and the Air and Space Museum.
-> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2974

** Tarik : restaurants in DC **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 par  Tarik (Washington DC, Usa) - 24 janvier 2013
Tarik, a taxi driver in Washington DC, tells us about restaurants in the city.
He doesn't like French restaurants because they are too expensive but he likes mediterranean food and chinese food.
-> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2973

** Tarik : how the economic crisis made me change my job **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 par  Tarik (Washington DC, Usa) - 24 janvier 2013
Tarik used to work for a cellphone company before the economic crisis. He had to change job and now, he is quite happy, he is a successful taxi driver.
-> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2976

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LONDON

Camden - with videos
"Camden is known as the birthplace of punk music. Our reporter Carmen looks at the origins of punk,
its influence on British fashion and how it’s evolving in the 21st century."

(learnenglish.britishcouncil.org)

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SPACE

Eyes on the Stars
"On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff.  
On board was physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space.
But first, he was a kid with big dreams in Lake City, South Carolina."

(YouTube)

 

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29/01/2013


CLOTHES

Winter Clothing - with pictures
(languageguide.org)

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WOMEN IN WARS

Cartoon: Women in Combat
"This cartoon by Clay Bennett from the Chattanooga Times Free Press relates to news that the US military has officially lifted the 1994 ban
on female soldiers serving in combat roles and said that..."
+ THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION + VOCABULARY + NOTE

(englishblog.com)

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TOUGH GUY / NETTLE WARRIOR

Tough Guy - The Safest Most Dangerous Event in the World! - with a video
Killing Fields - interactive map
Glossary
(toughguy.co.uk)

Tough Guy™ Nettle Warrior Sunday 27th/28th July 2013
"With the same course as our Winter Tough Guy™ , Nettle Warrior will test your strength twice, with an extra second lap."

(eventdesq.imgstg.com)

Tough Guy Competition
"Tough Guy claims to be the world's most demanding one-day survival ordeal.
"First staged in 1987, the Tough Guy Challenge is held on a 600-acre (2.42 square km) farm in PertonStaffordshire, near WolverhamptonEngland...
Taking place at the end of January, often in freezing winter conditions, the Tough Guy race is staged over a course of between seven and eight miles (about 12 kilometres). It consists of a cross-country run followed by an assault course, claimed to be tougher than any other worldwide, featuring 25 obstacles,
including a slalom run up and down a hill, ditches, jumps, freezing water pools, fire pits and so on (see detail below).
The organizers claim that running the course involves risking barbed wire, cuts, scrapes, burns, dehydrationhypothermiaacrophobia
claustrophobia, electric shocks, sprains, twists, joint dislocation and broken bones."

(Wikipedia)


Tough Guy Race - Photos
(flickr.com)

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28/01/2013


PARENTS' EVENING

Spanish schoolboy fakes kidnap to avoid parents' evening - 22 January 2013
"Police officer's 11-year-old son, who claimed he was being driven away in boot of car, was found hiding in family home."

(guardian.co.uk)

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SUPER BOWL

Super hot ticket : "Take a historical glance at Super Bowl ticket design dating back to first Super Bowl in 1967."
- interactive
Click on MENU on the left of the page : SUPER BOWL
Timeline / Photos / Quiz / Video
(hosted.ap.org)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


PETS / SONG

SPCA Pet Adoption Video
The Wake County SCPA in Raleigh, North Carolina
(vimeo.com)

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LONDON

Churchill War Rooms
Churchill War Rooms
Clive Steps
King Charles Street
London SW1A 2AQ
Historic rooms / Stories /  Interactive Churchill Museum / Learning
(iwm.org.uk)

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STORIES

Sofa Stories and Fairy Tales
(sofasandsectionals.com)

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WOMEN IN WARS

U.S. allows women to fight in wars (January 26, 2013)
"The U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has announced one of the biggest reforms of the American military in decades.
He has lifted the ban on women fighting on the front line in future wars."

- a lesson plan with AUDIO
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

The Pentagon allows women to fight on the front line. When did feminism become pro-war?
(blogs.telegraph.co.uk)

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WORKSHEET envoyée par Rabha Benbassou (Ac. Nantes)

Jobs

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25/01/2013


WINTER / SONG

Video: In the Depot
"This amusing 'Winter Maintenance Message' from Torfaen council in Wales featuring Elvis impersonator Darren 'Graceland' Jones has become a viral hit
— it also contains some useful winter weather vocabulary."

+ VOCABULARY + COMMENT
(englishblog.com)

 

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LONDON

The National Gallery
Un document de Mauricette Casabonne-Angla (Ac. Bordeaux) prévu pour des 4ème et 3ème euro

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CHINESE NEW YEAR

Dragon Tail - an animated FLASH e-card
(jacquielawson.com)

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STORE

'GOODBYE HMV' - A Tribute to HMV (Parody of Elton John 'CANDLE IN THE WIND')
(YouTube)

 

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Tkanks to Liliane Owen (Ac. Rennes)

 


THE GREAT PLAGUE

The Great Plague of 1665
"Watch the slideshow and play the game" :
"Rags to Riches:
 Answer questions in a quest for fame and fortune."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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VOCABULARY

STRENGTH SPORTS
Sports that develop muscular strength and size (weightlifting, power lifting and bodybuilding).

(ikonet.com/en/visualdictionary)

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24/01/2013


FLEEX

FLEEX - Apprenez l'anglais avec vos vidéos préférées
(fleex.tv)
Présentation en video
(techtoc.tv)

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LONDON

Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park
The Ecology Park Gatehouse
Thames Path - John Harrison Way
London - SE10 0QZ

Map (PDF format)
TCV Urban Ecology Sites
Educational Visits to GPEP
Health and Safety Guidelines for Visiting Schools
(urbanecology.org.uk)

Natural History Museum
Cromwell Rd  London SW7 5BD
Entry is free

"Discove
r our fascinating Museum at Tring, from the remarkable founder Walter Rothschild to the impressive bird collections and research."
Education
Browse school activities at the Museum
(nhm.ac.uk)

Science Museum
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD

Entry is free
Teacher Resources
(sciencemuseum.org.uk)

National Gallery
Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
"Take a virtual tour of 18 rooms at the National Gallery. Get closer to the paintings: choose fullscreen for an even better view."

Learn about art.
(nationalgallery.org.uk)

Visiting the Thames Barrier
"Find out how the Thames Barrier was designed and built, and how it works. You can also learn about the history and environment of the River Thames."

See Admission charges
Visiting the Thames Barrier (PDF, 110KB)

(environment-agency.gov.uk)

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23/01/2013


WORLD OF WARCRAFT

In pictures: Unlicensed World of Warcraft theme park in China
"World Joyland, an unofficial theme park inspired by the World of Warcraft video game series, reportedly cost $48m (£30m)
to build in China's coastal Jiangsu province and is spread over 600,000 square meters."

(BBC)

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BATMOBILE

Batmobile caps auction fever - 22 January 2013
"A totem of comic-book culture, the original Batmobile used in the Batman TV series of the 1960s sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction
for a gavel price of $4.2m – or $4.62m with buyer’s commission."

(BBC)

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LIES

Most parents 'lie to their children'
"Most parents tell lies to their children as a tactic to change their behaviour, suggests a study of families in the United States and China."

(BBC)

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LITERATURE

Literary Periods Timeline
(online-literature.com)

Timeline and Characteristics of British Literature
(slideshare.net)

British Literature through Time
(studyguide.org)

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DIALOGUES

How to write a dialogue
(englishingambier.over-blog.com)

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GIRLS

India: The most dangerous country in the world to be a girl
(YouTube)

 

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COMPUTER GAMES

'Computer games keep me mentally active' - 21 January 2013
"It is predicted that by the end of this year, female gamers will outnumber men for the first time.
However computer games are also increasingly being seen as a way for older people to keep mentally active.
Bryony Mackenzie reports."
(BBC)

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TOOLS

Tools in Workshop, TOOLS AND HARDWARE - with pictures (englishwilleasy.com)

Tools and DIY (ecenglish.com)
- Tools Vocabulary
- Now decide the correct tool to use in each situation... (interactive)

DIY Project # 9 - Woodworking Tools for the Do-It-Yourselfer (hometheaterhifi.com)

Diy building tools materials - with photos (sellstuff.ie)

Do it yourself - Top Features - with photos (doityourself.com)

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VOCABULARY

Picture Dictionary For Kids
(englishwilleasy.com)

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INAUGURATION

President Obama’s Second Inauguration - a photo gallery
(nytimes.com)

President Obama Delivers His Second Inaugural Address
"President Obama takes the oath of office at the U.S. Capitol and delivers his second inaugural address."

(YouTube)

Transcript And Audio: Barack Obama's Second Inaugural Address
(npr.org)

 

Cartoon: Hands Up Obama!
"This cartoon by Peter Brookes from The Times shows President Obama's swearing-in ceremony, which took place in Washington DC yesterday..."

+ COMMENTARY + RELATED ARTICLES
(englishblog.com)

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21/01/2013


NORMAN ROCKWELL

Norman Rockwell - See PART 4
Biography + Iconographic documents + 2 videos
(letshavefunwithenglish.com)

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LEARNING

Learning Technologies for EFL : listening, speaking & phonetics
(dl.dropbox.com)

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SHAKESPEARE

Shakespeare Animated
(freetech4teachers.com)
"Shakespeare Animated is a YouTube channel containing twelve playlists ten of which are animated adaptations of Shakespeare's most famous plays.
Some of the animated plays that appear in the Shakespeare Animated playlist are Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, MacBeth, andThe Taming of the Shrew."

For example : BBC Shakespeare Animated Tales - Romeo and Juliet - Part 1

 

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IDIOMS

50 Idioms About Meat and Dairy Products
(dailywritingtips.com)

25 Idioms About Bread and Dessert
(dailywritingtips.com)

50 Idioms About Fruits and Vegetables
(dailywritingtips.com)

50 Idioms About Talking
(dailywritingtips.com)

15 Idioms for Periods of Time
(dailywritingtips.com)

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LETTERS

“Yours faithfully” or “Yours sincerely”?
(dailywritingtips.com)

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INAUGURATION

Obama - Inauguration - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

Cartoon: Obama's Swearing-in Ceremony
"This cartoon by Luojie, cartoonist for the English-language China Daily, depicts the swearing-in ceremony of President Obama,
marking the start of his second term of office." 
+ BACKGROUND
+ THE CARTOON
(englishblog.com)

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CINEMA / 'THIS IS ENGLAND'

Study Guide for “This is England” (Shane Meadows, 2006)
(alinihatekenblog.wordpress.com)

THIS IS ENGLAND (Le travail se trouve vers le bas de la page.)
"Do the listening comprehension part, then do the reading part and finally practise writing the written part. 
When you have finished you can correct yourself with the 'barême et corrigé'."

(filtre.univ-lyon2.fr)

This is England film education pdf
(ebookbrowse.com)

Exam Paper Narratives & Identity
"A guide on how to approach the Exam paper questions on Borders and Belonging (WJEC AS Film) using This is England (Meadows 2006)..." 

(slideshare.net)

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20/01/2013


INAUGURATION DAY

Inauguration Day: Obama sworn in for second term - 20 January 2013
"Barack Obama has officially been sworn in for his second term as US president in a small ceremony at the White House."
+ VIDEO : "Joe Biden takes the Oath of Office for his second term as Vice-President."
(BBC)


Beyonce, Fun and Glee on Obama's inauguration playlist

(BBC)

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AUDIO-LINGUA

Jenny : the press and the Royal Family (1/2)
"Jenny remembers how the tabloid press used to interact with Lady Diana’s life."

(audio-lingua.eu)

Jenny : the press and the Royal Family (2/2)

"Jenny thinks the tabloid press is often condescending to Kate and focuses too much on minor details of her life."
(audio-lingua.eu)

Jenny : William and Kate are going to have a baby!
"Jenny explains the reasons why she is happy about the future king to expect a baby.
She also talks about the law that the government would like to change concerning the British Royal Family."

(audio-lingua.eu)

Jenny : I am not going to give up chocolate!
"I have decided not to make any new year’s resolutions because I never stick to them anyway!"

(audio-lingua.eu)

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MLK

A Visual Look At The Life Of Martin Luther King Jr. - an infographic
(edudemic.com)
Thanks to Laurence Bernard (Ac. Martinique)

Des ressources sur Martin Luther King Day 2013 compilées par Christine Reymond (Ac. Rouen)
(cafepedagogique.net)

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Cyber-Langues 2013

 Cyber-Langues 2013 : prochain colloque

"Titre : *La classe de langue à l’heure du numérique*
Calendrier : *du mardi 27 au jeudi 29 août 2013*
Lieu : *Lycée Polyvalent Aiguerande, Belleville-sur-Saône* (Académie de
Lyon)
Si vous souhaitez proposer une conférence, un atelier ou un compte-rendu
d'expérience, RDV sur le site de l'association pour en savoir plus
http://www.cyber-langues.asso.fr/spip.php?article301
La date limite d'envoi des propositions est fixée au dimanche 3 mars 2013.
Merci de diffuser cette information autour de vous :
http://www.cyber-langues.asso.fr/IMG/pdf/appelcom2013.pdf
Au plaisir de vous retrouver à Lyon cet été.
Cordialement."

Yvan BAPTISTE
Lycée Jean Lurçat - Perpignan
Académie de Montpellier
yvan.baptiste@gmail.com / contact.cyberlangues@gmail.com


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ACID ATTACK

Bolshoi Ballet director in acid attack (January 20, 2013)
- a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The artistic director of Russia's Bolshoi Theatre is in hospital because someone threw acid in his face.
Sergei Filin, 42, was attacked outside his apartment building as he was going home from work."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Bolshoi ballet director suffers acid attack - with a video
"Sergei Filin says assault must be linked to his work in latest incident at scandal-prone Russian theatre..."

(guardian.co.uk)

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19/01/2013


NEW YORK

New York Map
(sofunkylicious.blogspot.fr)

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MLK

Martin Luther King Day - Activities
Colouring pages - Crafts - Printables - Puzzles - Videos
(activityvillage.co.uk)

I Celebrate MLK! (song for kids about Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, segregation...)
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Nancy Hughes (Ac. Lille)

 


JUNK FOOD

The Men Who Made Us Fat E01 P1 + Part 2 + Part 3
"Episode 1 of 3 Duration: 1 hour -
Around the world, obesity levels are rising. More people are now overweight than undernourished. T
wo thirds of British adults are overweight and one in four of us is classified as obese.
In the first of this three-part series, Jacques Peretti traces those responsible for revolutionising our eating habits,
to find out how decisions made in America 40 years ago influence the way we eat now..."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Gaïta Kinaci Cathia (Ac. Dijon)

 


MYTHS and HEROES - THE HOBBIT

Séquence Mythes et Héros envoyée par Fabienne Arnoux - (Ac. Nice)

Fin de la video - What makes a hero
(mp4)
What makes a hero - Matthew Winkler (mp4)
Script - What makes a hero
Chapter 4 - a worksheet

Riddles

 

 

 

 

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18/01/2013


GUNS

Texas AG Greg Abbott Wants You Gun-Owning, Freedom-Loving New Yorkers to Move to Texas - 17 January 2013
"Yesterday, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott bought space for two separate ads running in Manhattan and Albany urging New York gun owners to relocate to Texas... One ad reads, "WANTED: LAW ABIDING NEW YORK GUN OWNERS LOOKING FOR LOWER TAXES AND GREATER OPPORTUNITY."

(blogs.villagevoice.com)

 

Gun laws in the US, state by state – interactive
(guardian.co.uk)

US gun owners determined to defend their rights - 17 January 2013
"There are four times as many gun shops as there are McDonald's restaurants in the US.
On Wednesday, US President Obama fired the first political shot in what is bound to be a tough battle with the powerful gun lobby.
He must also deal with the fact that for some Americans, gun ownership is seen as a fundamental right.
The BBC's Allan Little has been getting the view from Texas."

(BBC)

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17/01/2013


POLITICAL SPEECHES

Cartoon: Great Political Speeches
"This cartoon by Peter Brookes from The Times relates to UK Prime Minister David Cameron's long-awaited speech
on "the future of the EU and the UK's relationship with it", which is now set to take place on Friday..."

+ COMMENT + EXPLANATION + THE GREAT POLITICAL SPEECHES + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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INTERNET

The Big Internet Museum
(thebiginternetmuseum.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


MARS

How to Get to Mars. Very Cool! HD
"Spirit, MER-A (Mars Exploration Rover -- A), is a robotic rover on Mars, active from 2004 to 2010.
It was one of two rovers of NASA's ongoing Mars Exploration Rover Mission.
It landed successfully on Mars at 04:35 Ground UTC on January 4, 2004, three weeks before its twin, Opportunity (MER-B), landed on the other side of the planet..."

(YouTube)

 

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GUNS

Obama Guns - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

Is This the Most Insane N.R.A. Ad Ever? Yes, Yes, Definitely Yes
ARTICLE + VIDEO
(vanityfair.com)

 

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DESCRIPTION

Sally : the Cheshire Cat is my favourite cartoon character
by Sally (Manchester, England)
"The Cheshire Cat comes from Alice in Wonderland. Sally comes from Cheshire and loves this character."

(audio-lingua.eu)

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SHOPPING

Let's Go Shopping! (English Lesson)
"A video made for senior high school students in Japan who are learning English. Contains useful phrases needed to shop in English."

(YouTube)

 

The Evolution of Online Shopping
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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MOUNTAIN BIKING

FINALS Red Bull Rampage 2012 - Highest level of Mountain Biking
"Freeride mountain biking crowned a new king as Canadian Kurt Sorge took the top spot in Red Bull Rampage 2012.
France's Antoine Bizet took second and Utah local Logan Binggeli came in third in a thrilling contest
that saw huge jumps and flips all over the steep cliffs of Virgin, Utah."

(YouTube)

 

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16/01/2013


GUNS

US gun debate: Obama unveils gun control proposals - 16 January 2013
ARTICLE + VIDEOS
+ Viewpoints: US gun laws - "The debate begins over US gun control."
+ In statistics: Guns in the US
+ Can gun laws be changed?
+ Special report: US gun debate
(BBC)

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PODCASTS

RhinoSpike - Foreign Language Audio on Demand!
"RhinoSpike is an online language learning community tool that lets users around the globe connect and exchange foreign language audio files.
Get any foreign language text read aloud for you by a native speaker!

(rhinospike.com)

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Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 


APARTMENTS

New York Apartment Visits - VIDEOS
(YouTube)

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THE SIXTIES

A Decade To Remember - The Sixties 1
"The Sixties will be remembered for mini skirts and mini cars, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, boutiques and discotheques, and England winning the World Cup."
+ The Sixties 2

(YouTube)

 

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GREEN TIPS

Back to School Green Tips
(fr.slideshare.net)

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COMICS

Comics
(theoatmeal.com)

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Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 


JOB

CALL FOR A SUPER SKIVVY FOR ELEGANT ROYALS WILLIAM AND KATE - 13 January 2013
"WILLIAM and Kate have advertised for a “super servant” to help them in their new life as parents...
An internal advertisement at Buckingham Palace calls for someone:
“To provide a high standard of housekeeping for TRH [their royal highnesses] The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge."

(express.co.uk)

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In the background :
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. giving his "I Have A Dream" speech during the Freedom March. Washington, DC, August 28, 1963