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JULY - PART 1 - NEW SITES




Les liens de ce site sont vérifiés le plus régulièrement possible.
Toutefois, de par leur très grand nombre, il se peut que certains d’entre eux n’aient pas été mis à jour au moment où vous les consultez. 
Merci de me signaler tout lien mort ou corrompu.
De manière générale, il est de votre responsabilité de vérifier le contenu des pages qui seront vues par vos élèves.

The links on this site are checked as regularly as possible.
However, because they are very numerous, some of them may not have been updated when you use them.
Please let me know if any of them is dead or corrupted.
In any case, it is your responsibility to check the contents of the sites before your pupils visit them.

Michelle Henry (michelle.henry7@gmail.com)

 

 

15/07/2013


MURDER MYSTERY / LESSON PLAN

Serial Taxi - a lesson plan
"This lesson plan is designed around Serial Taxi a short animation by Paolo Cogliati and the theme of murder mysteries.
Students predict what is going to happen in a film, watch a short film and write a murder mystery.

Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Time: 60 minutes
Activity: Watching a short film, reading, speaking and writing"
Topic: Murder mystery
(film-english.com)

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ART

Charles Demuth's industrial landscape
"Get ready for the game, look at the paintings, learn the words and listen to the podcast."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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MOVIE ROBOTS

Movie Robots From ‘Metropolis’ to ‘Pacific Rim’: An Evolutionary Study - with videos
(flavorwire.com)

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MODALS

Dark Skies: Past Modals for Speculation - a lesson plan
"Dark Skies is a great thriller, but the ending is a bit disappointing. The movie gave me chills, which I love while watching thrillers. I recommend it.
This is an intriguing scene, perfect for modals for speculation."
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)


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IDIOMS / BODY

50 Idioms About Arms, Hands, and Fingers
"Many idioms referring to human behavior are based on analogies to parts of the body, especially arms, hands, and fingers.
Here are explanations of many of the most common expressions."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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ENVIRONMENT

Ant Rally
(YouTube)
"If any of nature's creatures can get organized, it's ants. In this video marking the World Wildlife Fund's 50th anniversary, leafcutter ants were given leaves
that were already cut by a laser into protest signs! The ants, of course, march with their signs to protest the destruction of the rain forests.
The ad was made by BBDO Düsseldorf for the WWF."
(Neatorama)

 

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13/07/2013


DEATH VALLEY

No frying eggs in Death Valley, says park (July 13, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Officials at the Death Valley National Park have appealed to visitors to refrain from trying to fry eggs on rocks or the ground."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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CORONATION FESTIVAL

In pictures: Coronation Festival draws royal suppliers to palace - 12 July 2013
(BBC)

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ROYAL BABY

Waxwork Prince William and Kate relocate for arrival of royal baby - 13 July 2013
"One of London's most famous tourist attractions is making its own preparations for the latest addition to the Royal Family.
Madame Tussauds is moving its models of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to a more prominent location ahead of the birth of their first child.
But will a waxwork royal baby be joining them?
Tim Allman reports."

+ Royal baby: What gift would you give?
(BBC)

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SUPERHERO

Could you be a real-life superhero? - 13 July 2013
"Two real-life 'superheroes' from Seattle are in London, offering advice on how to keep the city's streets 'clean' rather than 'mean'.
Phoenix Jones and Purple Reign, who see their work like that of special constables, are in the UK for a symposium for people with 'superpowers'.
They spoke to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark about what made them want to take action against criminal activity."

(BBC)

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Nelson MANDELA

Official Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom UK Teaser Trailer
"Released in UK Cinemas on January 3rd 2014."

(YouTube)

 

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BRITISH ROYAL SUCCESSION

The Definitive Guide To The British Royal Succession
(buzzfeed.com)

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LONDON

Elementary English reading - London sightseeing - Text + questions (interactive)
(t.co)

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THE GREAT GATSBY (film and novel)

Download worksheet 1: The Great Gatsby Film Worksheet
Download worksheet 2: The Great Gatsby Extension Worksheet
(blog.helblingreaders.com)

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09/07/2013


CIRCUS

The sad life of a circus lion - 7 July 2013
(BBC)

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DEVON

Mini guide to coastal Devon - 8 July 2013
(BBC)

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MALARIA

Infographic: “What Is Malaria?”
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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UFO

UK astronomers to co-ordinate their search for alien signals - 5 July 2013
"Academics from 11 institutions have set up a network to co-ordinate their Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (Seti)."
+ VIDEO : "Tim O'Brien gives a tour of the 'alien signal' control centre."
+ AUDIO
(BBC)

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SUBMARINE

HMS Alliance: Makeover for last surviving WWII submarine - 5 July 2013
"HMS Alliance, which is the UK's last surviving submarine from the war, is based at the Submarine Museum in Gosport, Hampshire."

(BBC)

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FOOD

French get a taste of our TB rosbif - 7 July 2013
"Farmers in France, which is officially free of the disease, are appalled by infected meat imports...
THE carcasses of British cattle infected with bovine TB (bTB) are being exported to France, Holland and Belgium
after being sold by the government’s veterinary agency to a Somerset abattoir."

(thesundaytimes.co.uk)

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ART

Keith Haring
"Explore the picture, watch the videos and visit Keith Haring's website, then play the hangman game."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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SONG / LOVE

As Animals - Ghost Gunfighters :
"It's strange x3
Where is the love that you have
Instead x3
As if it was missing from your heart 
It's more than I can bear"

(lyricsmania.com)

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AT THE AIRPORT / SIGN

Drop off at the airport - a sign
(neatorama.com)

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MIDDLE AGES

A Short Epic
"Animated short by LeeDanielsART.
A solitary Knight battles increasingly deadly foes during a VERY brief quest."

(YouTube)

 

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THE 50 STATES - GREAT FACTS

50 Great Facts About The 50 States - Mental_Floss on YouTube (Ep.17)
(YouTube)

 

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HOLIDAY TIME!

Holiday time!
"In this story, Dalia's family chooses a holiday, and in this story, Sam and Pam go on a camping adventure.
Each story comes with a worksheet to print and complete."

(learninggamesforkids.com)

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PRESENTATIONS

IN LITERATURE :

In "The Great Gatsby" : the narrator and character Nick Carraway introduces himself.

IN FILMS :

In "American Beauty" : The character acted by Kevin Spacey introduces himself.

In "Erin Brockovich" : the character acted by Julia Roberts introduces herself in interviews, in a court after her car accident, when she works...

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NEWS

News in Levels 
"provides several different “levels” of the same news article and provides audio support for the text.
The site is clearly focused on ELLs, with the “lowest” level an image annotated with vocabulary words, which also has audio support."
(newsinlevels.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


CONFUSIONS

Don't Judge Too Quickly... We Won't!
- with 5 funny commercials

(YouTube)

 

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US 50 STATE SYMBOLS GAMES

US 50 State Symbols Games - interactive
(learninggamesforkids.com)

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WRITING

20 Strategies for Writing in Plain Language
"The increasing popularity of plain language, the concept of writing clear, simple prose, is making it easier for people to understand legal documents
and government forms. It’s also recommended for any print or online publications intended to provide information or explain a process
— and writers should consider its utility for any content context. Here are the main ideas behind plain language."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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MORNING ROUTINE / LESSON PLAN

Morning routine
"Un "lesson plan" que j'ai fait à partir du film "Tangled" (Raiponce) pour des 6ème / 5ème...
Voici une série d'activités conçues à partir de la chanson: "When Will my Life Begin?" tirée du film: "Tangled" (Raiponce)." 

Created by Philippe Hattais (Ac. Lyon)

 

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ANIMALS

Animal Biology Quiz - interactive
(quizfactor.com)

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"FUN" VIDEOS

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2013 — So Far
"I use short, funny video clips a lot when I’m teaching ELLs, and you can read in detail about how I use them
in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them)."

((larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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FOOD

Infographic: Food Around The World
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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LANGUAGE

Too Much French Vocabulary Is the Haute of Hauteur
"Thanks to the longstanding political and social influence of France on what is now the United Kingdom, French and its dialects have had a significant impact
on the English language. Linguists estimate that nearly one-third of English words are derived from French, and though some are more efficient or evocative
in meaning than words that evolved from Old English, terms that ostentatiously signal their place of origin should be used in moderation..."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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FILM / AUDIO

"White House Down" Tells Story of Washington Under Attack - AUDIO + SCRIPT
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BIG BROTHER

France 'has vast data surveillance' - Le Monde report - 4 July 2013
"France's foreign intelligence service intercepts computer and telephone data on a vast scale, like the controversial US Prism programme,
according to the French daily Le Monde."

(BBC)

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FILMS / LESSONS

The Beauty of a Second - a lesson
"This lesson plan is designed around Seconds of Beauty a short film competition sponsored by Montblanc and the theme of moments.
Students watch a short film, describe moments, speak about beautiful moments and create their own one-second videos."

Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Time: 60 minutes
Language: Present continuous
(film-english.com)

 

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion: Giving Orders/Instructions with WILL - a lesson
- intermediate
"Woody Allen is one of my favorite directors. This is one of his best/funniest movies of all times. This scene is wonderful. My students had a ball performing this task." 

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)



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07/07/2013


FOOD

Top Ten National Dishes Around the World
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


ART / PAST PERFECT

19th century rural America with Sydney Mount. (Past perfect)
"Play the 1st game below then click on "Play this game" and listen."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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ROYAL BABY

Reuters Video: Stylish and feminine, the "Kate-effect" boosts maternity dress sales
+ TRANSCRIPT + VOCABULARY + Related articles

"Whether it is designer evening wear or high street casual, Duchess of Cambridge's maternity style is followed around the world. Kathi Urban reports."

(englishblog.com)

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MONEY

Does digital currency have staying power? - 3 July 2013
"Bitcoin has leapt onto the global stage with a bang — and a crash. The digital money has already plunged from a high of $260 in April to today’s value of about $92."

(BBC)

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05/07/2013


CYBER ESPIONAGE

Britain 'under attack' in cyberspace - 1 July 2013
ARTICLE + VIDEO + AUDIO
"Britain is seeing about 70 sophisticated cyber espionage operations a month against government or industry networks, British intelligence has told the BBC."

(BBC)

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ANIMAL CRUELTY

Dallas man gets 10 years for killing kitten - 28 June 2013
"A Dallas man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing his girlfriend's kitten named Kisses as the couple argued."

(mysanantonio.com)

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Walter SCOTT

Queen opens Sir Walter Scott's upgraded Abbotsford House - 3 July 2013
"The Queen has officially reopened the former home of author Sir Walter Scott in the Scottish Borders after its multi-million pound restoration."

+ View Abbotsford's artworks online at BBC Your Paintings, including many collected by Sir Walter Scott
+ Sir Walter Scott factfile
(BBC)

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WORLD'S LARGEST BUILDING

World' s largest building opens in China (July 3, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"China is building up a large collection of the biggest things in the world. The latest addition is the world' s largest building."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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ROYAL BABY

Reuters Video: Royal baby betting bonanza + TRANSCRIPT
+ VOCABULARY + Related articles
"British bookmakers are taking bets on everything from the future King or Queen or England's sex, weight, height and hair.
Novelty betting is a growing market that reflects the facination the world has with the British royal family. Hayley Platt reports."

(englishblog.com)

Reuters Video: William and Kate set to modernize royal parenting + TRANSCRIPT
+ VOCABULARY + Related articles
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge look set to be thoroughly modern parents and could change the traditions of royal parenting. Elly Park reports."

(englishblog.com)

Royal baby: William and Catherine get Finnish baby box - 2 July 2013
"Changing the nappy at Kensington Palace, when the moment comes, may be easier thanks to a gift
to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from the Finnish government, writes Mark Bosworth in Helsinki."

+ Contents of the box
(BBC)


Duke and Duchess of Cambridge give Royal consent to baby memorabilia
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have given their Royal seal of approval
to the wave of memorabilia being produced to mark the birth of their first child – no matter the quality."

+ Duchess of Cambridge: Babies born on the same day will receive a silver coin
+ The world is going wild for the royal baby

(telegraph.co.uk)

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ARMED FORCES DAY

In Pictures: Armed Forces Day - 29 June 2013
"The fifth annual Armed Forces Day has been held in recognition of the contribution made by service personnel past and present.
Parades were held, including in Portsmouth where Royal Navy staff took part."

(BBC)

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04/07/2013


SCIFI

UNEARTHED - A SHORT FILM By Dalang Films
"On the edge of space, a mining ship, The Ezekiel, finds an uncharted planet that reveals signs of a possible fuel resource.
Two crew members undertake a mission to the desolate rock to take samples for later analysis.
The mission goes well until they unearth a dark and terrifying truth."

(YouTube)

 

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PET NAMES

Medieval Pet Names
"In England we find dogs that were named Sturdy, Whitefoot, Hardy, Jakke, Bo and Terri...
Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Nun’s Priest Tale has a line where they name three dogs: Colle, Talbot and Gerland...
In medieval England domestic cats were known as Gyb – the short form of Gilbert ...
Belaud, a grey cat belonging to Joachim du Bellay in the 16th century...
A poem:
I and Pangur Bán, my cat
‘Tis a like task we are at;
Hunting mice is his delight
Hunting words I sit all night."

(medievalists.net)

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TOILETS

House of Lords toilet refurbishment to cost £100,000 - 30 June 2013
(standard.co.uk)

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MARRIAGE

Les Etats qui reconnaissent le mariage pour couples de même sexe dans le monde - une carte interactive
(maps.google.com)

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CARAVAN RALLY

South Dakota holds annual Airstream caravan rally - 30 June 2013
"Hundreds of caravan owners have gathered in the US state of South Dakota for an annual rally.
The iconic aluminium Airstream trailers, some of which are more than 80 years old, were reportedly invented by a man whose wife refused to go camping without a kitchen.
Wendy Urquhart reports."

+ Americans' love affair with motorhomes
(BBC)

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AFGHANISTAN

Day in life of Helmand patrol base 2 - 29 June 2013
"There are 8,000 British troops still serving in Afghanistan.
Defence correspondent Caroline Wyatt visits one of the smallest UK bases still left in Afghanistan."

(BBC)

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SELF-ESTEEM

Spanglish: Low Self-Esteem - a lesson
Self-Esteem - Pride in oneself ; self-respect.
(warmupsfollowups.blogspot.fr)

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LISTENING

A Listening Companion
"Le site Web A Listening Companion offre un environnement d’apprentissage favorisant l’écoute et la compréhension de l’anglais langue seconde.
La collection comprend plus de deux cents séquences vidéo libres de droits et autant d’exercices
qui permettent de faire connaissance avec une dizaine de locuteurs anglophones.
Tous ces locuteurs ont été choisis de manière à offrir un échantillon varié d’âges, de genres de vie, de débits et de niveaux de langue.
L’ensemble constitue un éventail représentatif de la langue vivante pour un auditeur en formation.
Les exercices de vocabulaire et les questions de compréhension offrent une rétroaction dynamique à l’écoute, et un glossaire précise le sens de certains mots
employés par les locuteurs. Les séquences vidéo peuvent être téléchargées sur différents supports tels qu’un baladeur numérique..."

(uoh.fr)

 


DISABILITY

EveryBody: An Artifact History of Disability in America
(everybody.si.edu)

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CAT / HOMELESSNESS / DRUGS

How street cat named Bob saved busker - 30 June 2013
"Busker James Bowen was homeless when a ginger tomcat walked into his life.
Since then his book about the unlikely friendship, A Street Cat Named Bob, has sold over 700,000 copies, and been translated into over 20 languages.
James and Bob joined Jeremy Vine on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show."

(BBC)

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FACEBOOK

Facebook Vocabulary (ripesocial.com)
Facebook Basis - The Vocabulary (success.com)
Vocabulary for Facebook (entrepreneurmomnow.com)
Facebook Vocabulary (nchealthystart.org)

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BIG BROTHER

Watch Dogs - WeAreData - interactive
Choose a city : London - Berlin - Paris
(wearedata.watchdogs.com)
"Le développeur français Ubisoft a lancé le 27 juin un nouveau site pour la promo de son jeu vidéo WatchDog qui sortira fin 2013.
Sur «We are data», il est possible d’observer en temps réel, les activités de trois capitales européennes, sur une carte 3D. Fascinant…"

(20minutes.fr)

Watch Dogs - a game
(watchdogs.ubi.com)

Watch Dogs (stylised as WATCH_DOGS)
"is an upcoming open world action-adventure stealth video game, developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft for Microsoft WindowsPlayStation 3PlayStation 4,[5] Wii U,[6] Xbox 360 and the Xbox One.[7] Watch Dogs centers on the player's ability to hack into various electronic systems,
either to obtain and control information or to destroy those devices completely at specific times..." 

(Wikipedia)

 

US-EU spying claims 'disturbing' - Barroso - 2 July 2013
"Reports of US spying on the European Union would be "very disturbing" if proved true, the President of the European Commission has said..."

(BBC)

Anger in Europe over US-EU bugging claims - 1 July 2013
"The US government is facing the fall-out over claims of alleged spying by the US security services on the embassies and missions of its EU allies, including France, Italy and Greece..."

(BBC)

Cartoon: Big Brother Is Bugging EU - 1 July 2013
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + COMMENT + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

Snowden leaks: Fresh US bugging claims as EU seeks answers - 1 July 2013
"France, Greece and Italy have been the "targets" of US spying operations, according to the latest files leaked to Britain's Guardian newspaper..."

+ Is it OK to spy on your allies?
(BBC)

Snowden: Leaks that exposed US spy programme - 1 July 2013
"Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the CIA, left the US in late May after leaking to the media details of extensive internet and phone surveillance
by American intelligence. Mr Snowden, currently believed to be staying at a Moscow airport, faces espionage charges over his actions.
As the scandal widens, BBC News looks at the leaks which brought the US spying activities to light."

(BBC)

French and German fury over claims US bugged EU offices - 30 June 2013
"The French and German governments are demanding the United States comes clean over allegations
that its intelligence services have been spying on European Union offices..."

(BBC)

Cartoon: Privacy Double Standard - 29 June 2013
"This cartoon by Chappatte from NZZ am Sonntag relates to the ongoing controversy over US and British spying programmes."

VOCABULARY + LINKS + Related articles
(englishblog.com)



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SONG / LOVE

Pink - Just Give Me A Reason
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"Right from the start
You were a thief
You stole my heart

And I your willing victim

I let you see the parts of me

That weren't all that pretty
..."

(metrolyrics.com)

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SONG / CONDITIONAL / SEA

Cats on Trees - "Sirens call"
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS

(facebook.com)

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4th of JULY

Fourth of July: A taste of summer in the US
"Thursday marks the Fourth of July holiday, when families in the US gather for long weekends and celebrate the country's independence with picnics, barbeques and fireworks..."

(BBC)

Calendar Days: Independence Day - 4th of July History
(YouTube)
Thanks to Marielle Bianchi

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