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JUBILEE

In pictures: Millennium artists at the Jubilee pageant
(BBC)

Cartoon: The Queen Cleans Up
"This cartoon by Paul Thomas from the Daily Express combines a survey carried out among 2,000 women by Zoflora disinfectant
which found that one in three women like cleaning, and the aftermath of the Queen's diamond jubilee. The Queen is shown outside Buckingham Palace..."

+ COMMENT + GRAMMAR + DISCUSSION QUESTIONS + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

Reuters Video: Queen offers thanks as Jubilee draws to a close
+ TRANSCRIPT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

Video: The Queen Who Stares At Boats
"This is definitely the last word on the Queen's diamond jubilee extravaganza. Very funny clip from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart..."
(englishblog.com)

Words in the News: Treasure
"The Queen said she would "treasure" the memories of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, says The Daily Telegraph." Full story >>

+ VOCABULARY 
(englishblog.com)

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RAY BRADBURY

 

Author Ray Bradbury dies, aged 91
ARTICLE + VIDEO
"Bradbury preferred his work to be called "fantasy" rather than "science fiction"."

(BBC)

Bradbury "died in Los Angeles, California, on June 5, 2012, at the age of 91[43], after a "lengthy illness".[1][44][31][45] 
He died during a rare transit of Venus.[46]
The New York Times' obituary stated that Bradbury was "the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream."[1] The Los Angeles Times credited Bradbury with the ability "to write lyrically and evocatively of lands an imagination away, worlds he anchored in the here and now with a sense of visual clarity and small-town familiarity".[47] Bradbury's grandson, Danny Karapetian, stated that Bradbury's works had "influenced so many artists, writers, teachers, scientists, and it's always really touching and comforting to hear their stories".[31] The Washington Post hallmarked several modern day technologies that Bradbury had envisioned much earlier in his writing, such as the idea of banking ATMs and earbuds and Bluetooth headsets from Fahrenheit 451, and the concepts of artificial intelligence within I Sing the Body Electric!.[48]..."
(Wikipedia)

Ray Bradbury : Official site
(raybradbury.com)

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JUBILEE

Diamond Jubilee: Papers reflect on the legacy of the events - 6 June 2012
"As four days of celebrations to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee come to an end, the UK papers reflect on the events' legacy
and what insight the festivities give, if any, to how Britain views the monarchy."

(BBC)

Diamond Jubilee: Crowds picnic at palace - 4 June 2012
"Ticket-holders for a star-studded Diamond Jubilee concert for the Queen have enjoyed specially-created picnics in the gardens of Buckingham Palace."

+ VIDEOS
(BBC)

Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant in under three minutes - 3 June 2012
(BBC)

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RAP / HISTORY

18 Years in Rap - "1994-2012"
- with lyrics and vocabulary
(flocabulary.com)

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WORKSHEETS

Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know - Vocabulary worksheet
"Match the words with their meaning." - Download.
by Laurence Bernard

(another-teacher.net)

A listening exercise to Gotye's song, "Somebody I Used to Know".
(en.islcollective.com)

Gotye's song, "Somebody I Used to Know": Use of a modern song to practice
- Word Transformation
- Phrasal Verbs
- Discussion of relationships

(en.islcollective.com)

Gotye's song, "Somebody I Used to Know"- Worksheet
"This is a popular song which is useful for introducing or practicing "used to + infinitive". It contains a sequencing exercise, gap-fill
and a glossary for the slang terms. This song would be suitable for pre-intermediate, intermediate, upper intermediate and advanced levels."

Register and download.
(busyteacher.org)

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JUBILEE

Diamond Jubilee pageant: Explore our high-definition picture
"More than one million spectators packed the banks of London's River Thames to watch the Queen's Diamond Jubilee pageant.
Explore our high-definition image and zoom in on some of the one thousand boats that took part, including the Royal Barge the Spirit of Chartwell."

(BBC)

 

Diamond Jubilee: St Paul's service to wrap up events - 5 June 2012
"The Queen's Jubilee celebrations will continue with a glittering procession and service of thanksgiving later, but without her consort at her side."


+ Stars perform at Jubilee concert - with a video : "Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and Madness speaking backstage."

+ Prince Charles tribute to QueenWatch


+ In pictures: Diamond Jubilee concert

+ Beacons ignited to mark Jubilee - with a video : "Jubilee beacons pageant master Bruno Peek explains the history and symbolism of beacons."

+ Stars shine on Queen's concert

(BBC)

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NEW YORK CITY

In New York City.
with Java Games: Flashcards, matching, concentration, and word search.

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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LONDON 2012

English for the Games
"Welcome to our free learner resources based around the London 2012 Games.
You can practise your English as you learn about the London 2012 Games and the Olympic and Paralympic history,
learn all about Olympic and Paralympic sports, and values. Play games, watch videos, read articles, and do interactive exercises."

(learnenglish.britishcouncil.org)

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JUBILEE

U.K. Celebrates Queen's Diamond Jubilee (2nd June, 2012)
- a lesson plan with audio

(newsenglishlessons.com)

Cartoon: Money Down The Drain
"In this cartoon from The Independent by Dave Brown, banknotes bearing the Queen's head are being washed down the drain."
+ COMMENTARY + LANGUAGE + NOTE + MORE JUBILEE CARTOONS
(englishblog.com)

 

Diamond Jubilee River Pageant Articles, Photos and Videos
"Here's a roundup of articles, photos and videos relating to yesterday's rainswept Diamond Jubilee River Pageant on the Thames."
(englishblog.com)

Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Royal Quiz, Week 18
(telegraph.co.uk)

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Happy and glorious, the river Queen
ARTICLE + VIDEO
"On a most British of days - right down to the weather - more than a million people line the Thames to pay tribute to the Queen on her Diamond Jubilee."

+ The Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Pageant set sail : Photos


+ Thames pageant: the highlights

+ Pageant day with boat number 1,000 :
"A day at the Thames Pageant with the injured soldiers of boat number 1,000.
The Shropshire Lad narrow boat, manned by military personnel, some injured in Afghanistan, sails down the Thames in the pageant,
marking a poignant moment for the soldiers."


+ The best pictures from day two of the Jubilee

+ Jubilee fashion
(telegraph.co.uk)

Reuters Video: What royalty is worth to the UK
"For the second year in a row, Britons are being given an extra holiday to celebrate a royal occasion, this time Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee 
which it's hoped will give a boost to the economy despite lost productivity. Matt Cowan reports."

+ TRANSCRIPT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

Pomp and pageantry on the Thames
"Without the River Thames, London would not be the city it is today. In past centuries it helped commerce and trade grow,
but also was used to stage grand events and regal ceremonies.
Here - as final preparations are made for the 2012 Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on Sunday 3 June
- take a look at what organisers have planned, and see some of the past extravaganzas that took place on the water."

(BBC)

 

In pictures: Diamond Jubilee river pageant
(BBC)

Thames flotilla honours Queen's jubilee - 3 June 2012
"More than one million rain-soaked people have watched the Queen's 1,000-boat Diamond Jubilee pageant weave its way along the Thames, organisers say."

+ As it happened: Diamond Jubilee River Pageant - with a video
(BBC)

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SUMMER HOLIDAYS

Summer crossword puzzle - to print
(homeschooling.about.com)

Summer - activity to print
(homeschooling.about.com)

Summer Vocabulary Word List
(enchantedlearning.com)

Learn about things we do during the summer holidays.
"In this video you are going to learn English (ESL,EFL) Vocabulary and expressions related to summer holidays and activities...
Communication focus: What do you want to do for the summer?, Where do you want to go?" 

(englishmedialab.com)

My summer holiday (before, during and after)
(4.bp.blogspot.com)

 

Holiday webquest
"You have to plan your summer holiday’s trip to one of the following countries...
The outcome of this Web Quest is an oral report supported by PowerPoint presentation..."

(sites.google.com)

Plan an exciting summer holiday - a webquest
"The task of this project is to:
- plan a holiday in an English-speaking country by working in groups
- present it to the class
- decide which holiday plan is the most interesting
This project will take about 5 hours (45 minutes each)."

(dfa-didattica.supsi.ch)

The ultimate summer holiday quiz (with answers)
- "with questions for adults and children, it's perfect for an afternoon around the pool or a couple of hours' lively debate."

(telegraph.co.uk)

Travel and Holidays - Vocabulary Quiz - interactive - elementary
(esolcourses.com)

Planning a Holiday - Reading activity - interactive
"Read this text about Sabrina and her friends, and then answer questions 1-6."

(esolcourses.com)

An Elementary English Lesson About Making Travel Plans
- with interactive activities
(esolcourses.com)

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THE QUEEN

Queen Elizabeth II's Fashion Rainbow
(buzzfeed.com)

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VIDEO / FICHIER SON

Utiliser Easy YouTube Video Downloader pour convertir facilement une video en fichier son exploitable en classe
Tutoriel proposé par G. Guedra.
(pedagogie.ac-montpellier.fr)

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ROCK

Rock - an infographic
(arte.tv)

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A NEW PAGE (to be continued...) :

SUMMER / SUMMER HOLIDAYS

PICTURES / CLIPARTS - VOCABULARY - LISTENING - FACTS -
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES - WORKSHEETS - LESSON PLANS - WEBQUESTS -
INTERACTIVE GAMES - GAMES TO PRINT - CARTOONS - SONGS - VIDEOS

 

 

SWIMMING

Otter Pups Swim Lesson
Vocabulary : to swim, to float, to dive, to move underwater, confident, to dry off, to stay warm, a dip in the pool, the den, to nap, rest
(YouTube)

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PROMETHEUS

Prometheus sees Ridley Scott return to Alien world
"British director Sir Ridley Scott has returned to the Alien franchise more than 30 years after warning cinemagoers:
"In space, no-one can hear you scream"."

(BBC)

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LONDON 2012

World Anti Doping Agency to add 'Olympic ban' to code - 1 June 2012
"The World Anti Doping Agency has revised its code to include an "Olympic ban" for serious drugs offenders."
(BBC)

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JUBILEE

Diamond Jubilee: Queen starts celebrations at Derby - 2 June 2012
See : "Diamond Jubilee: Key events"
(BBC)

Jubilee headlines
(weblogs.hitwise.com)

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ANDROID / US MONUMENTS and LANDMARKS

Applications Android - US monuments and landmarks App
by Laurence Bernard (Ac. Martinique)
"Il s'agit, dans le cadre d'une séquence à forte dominante culturelle sur le thème des monuments Américains de laisser la possibilité
aux élèves disposant de tablettes Android  de choisir un ou plusieurs monuments parmi les 15 proposés , d'y accéder via Google Maps
et de susciter ensuite une prise de parole en continu où l'élève présentera le/s lieu/x touristique/s choisi/s,
à partir des informations visuelles et géographiques accessibles via Google Maps sur la tablette.
Cette activité pourrait par exemple être intégrée dans une séquence ayant pour tâche finale
la préparation d'un voyage, d'une exposition, d'un guide touristique, etc."

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VIDEO GAMES

Glossary - Video Game Museum
"30 definitions you have to know to keep up to date among gamers."

(netpublic.fr)

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JUBILEE

'GO, Queenie, go!' - interactive game
(teachit.co.uk)

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee - Powerpoint presentations
(royalmintmuseum.org.uk)

Diamond Jubilee teaching resources - Worksheets + Powerpoint to download
(firstnews.co.uk)

Diamond Jubilee Education on Monarchy Presentation 
+ Presentation supporting notes 
+ Diamond Jubilee school notes 
(lordlieutenantofdevon.org.uk)

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee
(Primary Resources)

Quiz: How much do you know about the Queen?
(BBC)

Diamond Jubilee Quiz
(BBC)

Pictures: The reign of Queen Elizabeth II
(BBC)

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VIDEO GAMES

The 16 Funniest and Coolest Video Game Mods Ever + Videos
(neatorama.com)

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JUBILEE

Diamond Jubilee - Animated card
(jacquielawson.com)

 

Diamond jubilee in charts: how has Britain changed since Elizabeth took the throne?
(guardian.co.uk)

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SUMMER HOLIDAYS / WILL

Summer Holidays (will)
"Read this 3D little book, talk about each kid and then play the hangman game."
created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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ADS / COMMERCIALS / INFINITIVE

Ads and Commercials - 7 pages of activities
created by Renée Mauf
roid. (Ac. Lille)

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NESSIE

022 Toyota Tacoma - Nessie
(dailymotion.com)

 

 

Toyota Nessie
"Hilarious commercial showing the loch ness monster
using a cardboard cut-out of a toyota car
as a decoy to lure people over so that he can grab them...
very cool effects and commercial."

(YouTube)

 

 


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THE QUEEN

Elizabeth II dans l'intimité du règne
"La reine Elizabeth II d'Angleterre fête en 2012 ses soixante ans de règne.
A cette occasion, «Secrets d'histoire» diffuse des archives royales inédites à la télévision française et des témoignages du prince Charles,
de Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, de Tony Blair, de Margaret Thatcher, de John Major et de biographes officiels, qui parlent de la personnalité de la reine.
A travers ses rencontres de personnalités - de Winston Churchill à Nicolas Sarkozy -, ses choix vestimentaires, sa passion pour les chiens,
sa façon de vivre les fastes de la couronne britannique, «Secrets d'histoire» dresse le portrait de cette princesse timide montée sur le trône d'Angleterre
quand elle n'avait que 26 ans. L'émission propose également de découvrir les coulisses des châteaux de Windsor et de Buckingham."

(tv-replay.fr)

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Thanks to Josiane BEHENGARAY (Ac. Rouen)

 

 

Prometheus "is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof...
Set in the late 21st century, the story centers on the crew of the spaceship Prometheus as they follow a star map discovered among the remnants
of several ancient Earth civilizations. Led to a distant world and an advanced civilization, the crew seeks the origins of humanity,
but instead discovers a threat that could cause the extinction of the human race.[5]"
(Wikipedia)


Prometheus spacecraft

 

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In the background : Farhenheit 451

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