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BIG BREAKFAST

Mario's Cafe in Warren Street, London, do a big breakfast for 10 Pounds. 
Eat it all in 20 mins with no drink to wash it down with and you get it free. 
It's 10 eggs,
10 bacon rashers,
10 sausages,
10 pieces of toast,
5 thick slices of black pudding (congealed pigs blood sausage),
2 fried tomatoes,
1/2 cup of baked beans and
1/2 cup of fried mushrooms. 
No Chips.

"The breakfast packs in 5,000 calories - nearly twice the recommended daily intake for an average man..." 

(forums.iransportspress.com)

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LONDON

London, etc.
The inside track on the olympic city - with videos

(cloud.afp.com)

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SLEEP

Learn in your sleep, researchers say
- a lesson plan with audio
"U.S. researchers suggest sleeping can help us remember things we have just learnt.
A team from Northwestern University report that a 90-minute nap can help people learn a new skill."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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DRACULA

The Mystery of Mr. Renfield & Count DRACULA
"Un spectacle envoûtant directement adapté de l'œuvre magnifique de Bram Stoker.."
avec un Dossier pédagogique : Documents à consulter en ligne et Documents à imprimer : texte intégral de la pièce + worksheets

(theatre.anglais.free.fr)

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MEDIATICE
Ressources filmiques de l'Académie d'Aix-Marseille

Les évaluations 2012 Cm2, collège et BTS sont désormais accessibles sans restriction.
Annales des évaluations de la compréhension de l'oral en fin de CM2, fin de 5e et fin de 3e - Années 2006 à 2012
(mediatice.ac-aix-marseille.fr)

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VIDEO

La video facile pour la compréhension
(tous niveaux mais surtout débutants!)
avec une carte heuristique de récapitulation (interactive) avec tutoriels et présentations glanés sur le web.

(annie.gwynn.pagesperso-orange.fr)

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CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

The History of Capital Punishment in the United States
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Rodolphe Maurel (Ac. Rouen)

 

 

LOVE

TV's Best Confessions of Love
"A super cut of some of the best love confessionals in TV history, starting with Louis C.K."

It includes the most romantic highlights from CheersGirlsTrue BloodDownton AbbeyThe Wonder YearsLaw & Orderand so many more.

(vimeo.com)

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DEATH

Causes of death: 1900 and 2010
(boingboing.net)

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Frankenweenie (2012)
"is an upcoming 3D black-and-white stop motion-animated science fiction film, directed by Tim Burton, and is a remake of his own 1984 short film 
of the same name. Like the 1984 version, it is a parody of and an homage to the 1931 film Frankenstein based on Mary Shelley's book of the same name.
In the film, a boy named Victor loses his dog and uses the power of science to bring it back to life...
Victor tries to hide his creation, but Sparky gets out and unintentionally causes havoc in the town."

(Wikipedia)


Frankenweenie (1984) Tim Burton Original
(YouTube)

 

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LIFE

What midnight looks like at every age
by Caldwell Tanner
(collegehumor.com)

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AJOUT

 Séquence sur Londres et les J.O. - Niveau 6ème - de Cyril DUSSUCHAUD (Ac. Limoges)

QUIZ FINAL

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WASHINGTON D.C.

Video:Walking Tour of the National Mall
"There are a number of iconic, worthwhile sights to see on the National Mall in Washington D.C. It can almost be overwhelming.
Here's a tour of some of the most important sights to see on the National Mall."

(video.about.com)

The National Mall 
"is an open-area national park in downtown Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. The National Park Service (NPS) administers the National Mall, which is part of its National Mall and Memorial Parks unit.[2] The term National Mall commonly includes areas that are officially part of West Potomac Park and Constitution Gardens to the west, and often is taken to refer to the entire area between the Lincoln Memorial and the United States Capitol, with theWashington Monument providing a division slightly west of the center.[3] The National Mall receives approximately 24 million visitors each year..."

(Wikipedia)

Washington, D.C./National Mall
(wikitravel.org)

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THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES
from 27 July to 12 August 2012

Facts - Maps - News media - The events - Visiting -
The torch - The logo - The motto - The mascots - The songs - Souvenirs - The sports -
Safety and Security
- Drugs - Eco-policy - The venues - The athletes - Transport -
Listening
- Videos - Photos - Posters -
Webcams - Virtual tours - Cartoons

Teaching resources :
Conversation questions
- Interactive activities - Worksheets - Treasure Hunts / Webquests - Lesson plans -
Interactive games - Games to print - Videos with activities

 

 

LONDON 2012

Olympic Countries Detective  (Alison Taylor)
"Read the clues carefully. Use an atlas to check these facts. Glue the correct flag in the box."
(primaryresources.co.uk)



Olympic Multiplication Treasure Hunt (Wendy Wormald)
(primaryresources.co.uk)

The Olympic Games - MORE worksheets
(primaryresources.co.uk)

 Séquence sur Londres et les J.O. - Niveau 6ème
  "par groupes de niveaux - 5 au total - que chaque groupe doit réaliser en 15 minutes maximum.
Je remets ensuite la fiche récap en format A3 pour que chaque groupe y note le fruit de ses recherches - 10 min environ.
Enfin, les groupes prennent la parole les uns après les autres et apportent leurs informations.
Lors d'une seconde séance je fais un quiz d'une vingtaine de questions sur la pageA3 après avoir laissé tous les élèves se replonger 10 minutes sur la fiche."
DOCUMENTS :
Sights of London
+ Sports + Olympic Games in numbers
+ The Olympic Park (à compléter) + Londinium (à compléter)
+ QUIZ FINAL
Travail envoyé par Cyril DUSSUCHAUD
(Ac. Limoges)

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LONDON 2012

London 2012: 80% of Olympics tickets sold - 27 June 2012
ARTICLE + VIDEO

" More than 80% of all Olympics tickets - some seven million - have been sold, the BBC has learned...
Meanwhile, to mark a month to go to the opening ceremony of the Games, a track by rock band Muse, called Survivalwas announced as the official theme."
Watch the clip.

(BBC)

A quick guide to Olympic budgets
"The Games generate billions of dollars and are the main source of money for the International Olympic Committee, IOC.
But how much does it cost to stage the Olympics nowadays? How has this cost changed through time and where does the money come from?

(BBC)


Olympic Portraits, Part I: American Athletes
"I focus on athletes from around the United States. Many of the photos are from a recent media summit in Dallas, Texas,
where members of the Olympic team posed for photographers before resuming their training." 

(theatlantic.com)

Olympic Portraits, Part II: Londoners
"I've collected photographs of locals in the host country. The Londoners pictured here were stopped in the streets
and asked how they felt about having their city host the Olympics."

(theatlantic.com)

London: Guide books for an Olympic city
"London will host the Olympics and a range of guide books and histories - including one by Paddington Bear - have been timed for the 2012 Games."

(telegraph.co.uk)


Diving for gold
"Competitive diving debuted at the Olympics in 1904 for men and was introduced in 1912 for women. The competition consists of four events for each."

(hosted.ap.org)


The art of gymnastics
"Artistic Gymnastics is the best known of the three disciplines and is one of the most popular events at the Olympics."

(hosted.ap.org)

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JUBILEE

Queen and Martin McGuinness shake hands - 27 June 2012
ARTICLE + VIDEO
"The Queen shook hands with former IRA commander Martin McGuinness."
+ Handshake symbolises Northern Ireland's new politics
MORE VIDEOS and LINKS.
(BBC)



Cartoon: The Queen's Historic Handshake
"This cartoon by Andy Davey from The Sun relates to the historic handshake between the Queen and the former IRA commander, 
Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness, now Northern Ireland's deputy first minister, in Belfast on Wednesday.
The Daily Telegraph puts the handshake into context..."

+ THE CARTOON + VOCABULARY + LINKS
(englishblog.com)



In pictures: the Queen in Fermanagh - 26 June 2012
"The Queen and Prince Philip are on a two-day visit to Northern Ireland as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour."

(BBC)

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DRUGS

"Lors d'une campagne visant à marquer la Journée internationale contre l'abus et le traffic de drogue,
un engin roule sur des centaines de bouteilles d'alcool confisquées, dans la banlieue de Karachi au Pakistan le 26 juin 2012."

(20minutes.fr)

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ART

15 famous impressionists and post-impressionists

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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VACATION

Vacation Time - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Guest Post: "We Are Not Amused" by Bridget Rooth
"This is a guest post by Bridget Rooth. Although born a Brit, Bridget has been out of the United Kingdom for more than 20 years.
She now lives in China where she runs English Trackers, an online English editing service. She blogs about the English language at Blogging Good English." 

(englishblog.com)

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PARTY

My Sleepover Party
"Watch the presentation and learn some words with the 4 activities..."
Flashcards / Matching / Concentration / Word search
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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KARAOKE

KaraokeParty
"Sing karaoke online and get a score based on your performance. Practice your singing and increase your score.
Challenge your friends in becoming the next karaoke champion.
All you need is a microphone, built in or connected to your computer."

(karaokeparty.com)

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Rio+20 Conference

Rio+20 Conference - Official site
(uncsd2012.org)

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PRINCE WILLIAM

Prince William's 30th birthday: 30 facts about the Duke - 21 June 2012
+ Prince William in pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)

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SUMMER SOLSTICE / YOGA

Thousands mark summer solstice with yoga in New York's Times Square
"Organisers said 14,000 people registered for the yoga event, called 'Mind Over Madness' which marks the the summer solstice and the longest day of the year."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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FLOATING ISLAND

Luxury floating island: in pictures
+ The world's biggest superyachts
+ The world's most expensive private islands

(telegraph.co.uk)

"An Austrian company is planning to build a luxury floating island that can be moved according to its occupants’ wishes."

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DOWNLOAD HELPER / YOUTUBE

Tutoriel Download Helper
"Tutoriel sur l'utilisation de Download Helper pour télécharger les vidéos à partir de YouTube.
Il faut s'assurer d'avoir téléchargé auparavant Download Helper, extension de Firefox."
créé par Virginie Ferrante
(Ac. Lyon)

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Rio+20 Earth Summit

U.N. Pessimism at Rio+20 Earth Summit (21st June, 2012)
- a lesson plan with audio
"As Brazil's President welcomed world leaders to the Rio+20 Earth Summit, the U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon cast doubts on the three-day event."
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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JOBS / INCOME INEQUALITY

Job Creators
(cagle.com)

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COMPARATIVES

Comparatives ESL Grammar Games:
Pirate Games for Kids of ESL
Bigger, Smaller, Faster, Slower: ESL Kids Grammar Game.

(eslpuzzles.com)

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Thanks to Corinne Degezelle (Ac. Reims)

 

 

THE PERFECT BRITISH GENTLEMEN

What makes the 'perfect' British gent revealed: full list
"The pursuits and attributes that makes up the "perfect" British gentlemen has been disclosed in a new book. Here is the list in full..."

+ Today's perfect gent is tieless, eats muesli and loves 'Matt' the cartoonist
"Times have changed and the gentleman of today has given up cigarettes for nicorette gum, eats muesli with blueberries,
is clean shaven and is happy to go out without a tie, according to a new book (titled Gentlemen’s Pursuits)..."

(telegraph.co.uk)



(Clockwise from top left) Prince William Duke of Cambridge, footballer David Beckham, London Mayor Boris Johnson and actor Colin Firth

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LONDON 2012

Reuters Video: Facebook launches Olympics page
"The International Olympic Committee has worked with the world's largest social network to launch the new Olympics themed page, Explore London 2012,
but athletes will not be allowed to share videos recorded inside Olympics stadiums. Matt Cowan reports."

+ TRANSCRIPT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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SONG / PRESENT PERFECT

Brighton in the Rain - Activity to print
(its-teachers.com)

 

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COMICS

Grammarman
EFL/ESL comics for students and teachers

(grammarmancomic.com)


'Awesome Comics'
, a webquest for ESL students.
Written and designed by Brian Boyd

(grammarmancomic.com)


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THE CIVIL WAR

The Civil War 
"is quite an impressive interactive infographic on the Civil War. It shows casualties, stories, and a whole lot more."

(elibrosen.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

ANIMATION

Swimming pool
(vimeo.com)
"A lonely city-dweller goes for a late night swim and (literally) runs into a kindred spirit. The Czech short film by Alexandra Hetmerová won
the Best Animation award in 2010 at the International Student Film Festival, and quite a few other awards."
(Neatorama)

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JAMES JOYCE

The Ulysses map
"Leopold’s Day offers a unique perspective of Ulysses by mapping Dublin through the eyes of Joyce.
Leopold’s Day is a collection of beautifully designed pieces inspired by Leopold Bloom’s journey through Dublin on 16th June 1904..." 

(leopoldsday.com)

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ASCOT

Cartoon: New Ascot Dress Code
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + VOCABULARY + LINKS
(englishblog.com)



No more cravats, fascinators or miniskirts: Ascot sends racegoers strict new dress code complete with style guides - 12 April 2012
(dailymail.co.uk)
Fascinators = "hair accessories, usually clips or pins with feathers, flowers, or lace"
(bellasugar.com)

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In the background : Summer vacation