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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)

 

 

29/06/2013


TIME CLAUSES

In Time: Time Clauses with When, Before, After - a lesson
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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28/06/2013


A NEW PAGE :

SNOW WHITE and the HUNTSMAN

THE FILM - TEACHING

(Permanent link)

 


ART / SONG

An art lesson and a song
"Play the vocabulary game below, then click on "Play this game" and listen to the song: "Flowers are red" by Harry Chapin."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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27/06/2013


FILMS / ACTIVITIES

Movie Trailer ESL Grammar Activity - The Hunger Games ESL Lesson
(eslcommando.com)

Movie Trailer ESL Listening - The Hunger Games
(eslcommando.com)

Movie Trailer ESL Speaking and Listening - The Hunger Games
(eslcommando.com)

Movie Trailer ESL Grammar - The Avengers (Adjective Clauses)
(eslcommando.com)

Movie Trailer ESL Listening - The Avengers
(eslcommando.com)

Movie Trailer ESL Listening - Jack The Giant Killer
(eslcommando.com)

The Dark Knight Rises ESL Activity
(eslcommando.com)

Movie Trailer ESL Listening - The Dark Knight Rises
(eslcommando.com)

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EXERCISE / HEALTH

Daily Exercise Leads to Better Health - AUDIO + script
"30 minutes a day is all you need to live a healthier life."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BIG BROTHER

Putin will not hand Snowden to U.S. (June 27, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The escapades of U.S. whistleblower and fugitive Edward Snowden continue. Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed on Tuesday
that the former CIA worker was in the transit area of an airport in Moscow."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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HEROES

The Hero's Journey
(YouTube)
"Fafa and Mario of Glove and Boots discuss Joseph Campbell's "Monomyth" theory that all great stories include the same elements.
They also act out some well-known examples of iconic characters in their own wacky way."

(Neatorama)

 

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THE QUEEN

Queen's income set to rise for second year running - 26 June 2013
"The Queen will receive a 5% rise in her income after the Crown Estate, from which she is paid, reported an increase in its profits.
The Sovereign Grant, which funds the Queen's spending as Head of State, will rise in 2014 from £36.1m to £37.89m."

(BBC)

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EXTRADITION

10 things about extradition
"The Edward Snowden affair shows how complicated the international web of extradition treaties is. Here are 10 quirks of the system."

(BBC)

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INDIA

In pictures: An Indian middle-class family
(BBC)

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DEATH PENALTY

Texas executes 500th person since resuming death penalty - 27 June 2013
"Kimberly McCarthy, 52, who was convicted of killing her neighbour in 1997, was given a lethal injection on Wednesday evening.
McCarthy was also the first woman executed in the US for nearly three years.
Texas is one of 32 states to still have the death penalty, but it carries out the most executions."

(BBC)

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26/06/2013


DINNER

Dinnermost Thoughts - Awkward Spaceship
"A question that comes up in any relationship -- what do you want to have for dinner?"

(YouTube)
"Without using words, Awkward Spaceship recreates a conversation that happens every evening somewhere."

(Neatorama)

 

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BRANDS

The Corporate States of America - a map using brands that best represent each one of the 50 states.
"For each of the fifty states (and the District of Columbia), I selected a corporation or brand that best represented the states.
My criteria are subjective, but in each case, I tried to use a brand that a) is based in that state and b) is still in business (as of 2012)..."

(steve-lovelace.com)

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IRELAND

Cobh Museum "is situated overlooking Cork Harbour. 
Formerly known as Queenstown, Cobh has a long association with emigration and was the last port of call for the Titanic.
The exhibitions reflect the cultural, social and maritime history of Cobh and the Great Island."

+ Links to Local Attractions & Tours
(cobhmuseum.com)

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INFINITIVE

5 Uses of Infinitives
"An infinitive is a phrase, consisting of the word to and the basic form of a verb, that functions as a noun, an adjective, or an adverb.
Here’s a discussion of the five types of infinitives."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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DEATH PENALTY

Rapist and murderer executed by injection in Oklahoma - 25 June 2013
"TULSA, Oklahoma (AP) — A man convicted of raping and murdering his girlfriend's mother in 2001 was put to death on Tuesday,
despite a recommendation by Oklahoma's pardon and parole board to commute his death sentence after he apologized...
Last week, the state executed James Lewis DeRosa, 36, for his part in the brutal killings of a LeFlore County ranch couple in 2000."

(usatoday.com)

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BIG BROTHER

Which countries are better at protecting privacy?
"While the United States is again mired in soul-searching debates about personal privacy and how companies collect data,
a slew of privacy protection laws have already taken hold around the world."

(BBC)

 

Edward Snowden: An A-Z of surveillance - 26 June 2013
"What we've learned about electronic eavesdropping from the Edward Snowden situation - in a handy print-out-and-keep lexicon of state surveillance."

(BBC)

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FUTURE

Songs that include the future tense
(YouTube)

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Thanks to Marielle Bianchi

 

25/06/2013


PRIVACY

The word: Privacy
(thewordofthemonth.com)

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SONGS

EFL Classroom's Gigantic Library of Song and Lyric Sheets - with videos
(eflclassroom.com)

(Permanent link)

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


LEARNING ENGLISH

How To Learn English Infographic
(kaplaninternational.com)

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INEQUALITY

Inequality - interactive
(inequality.is)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


VIDEO

Using Video In The Classroom - with a video and a powerpoint
(community.eflclassroom.com)

(Permanent link)

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

24/06/2013


WHY LEARN ENGLISH ?

The Advantages of Learning English
(ehow.com)

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VACATION / TECHNOLOGY

Cartoon: Family Vacation
"Lots of families will be heading off on their annual vacation over the next few weeks.
In this cartoon, Dave Granlund satirizes our modern obsession with all things digital..."

+ VOCABULARY
(englishblog.com)

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G8

G8 world leaders line up for family photo - 18 June 2013
"World leaders meeting at the G8 summit at Lough Erne in Northern Ireland have posed for the traditional ''family photo.''
Jane Hill described the traditional group photo where the eight leaders were joined by leaders from the European Union."

(BBC)

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BIG BROTHER

NSA leaks: US charges Edward Snowden with spying - 22 June 2013
"The US justice department has filed criminal charges against a fugitive ex-intelligence analyst who leaked details of a secret surveillance operation."

(BBC)

Reuters Video: Snowden charged with espionage + TRANSCRIPT + Related articles
"US officials charge Edward Snowden with espionage and call for his detainment in Hong Kong. Julie Noce reports."

(englishblog.com)

 

GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world's communications - 21 June 2013
"British spy agency collects and stores vast quantities of global email messages, Facebook posts, internet histories and calls,
and shares them with NSA, latest documents from Edward Snowden reveal."

(guardian.co.uk)

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ROYAL ASCOT 2013

The dress code
"A day out at Ascot Racecourse is very special and dressing for the occasion is an important part of the raceday experience."

(ascot.co.uk)

In pictures: Faces of Royal Ascot 2013
(BBC)

The Craziest Hats & Fascinators From Royal Ascot - with a slideshow
(nymag.com)

Royal Ascot 2013 Hats: The Bold, The Beautiful, The Odd (PHOTOS)
(huffingtonpost.ca)

Royal Ascot 2013 - Fashion, Celebrities, Hats and Photos
(vogue.co.uk)

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POLLUTION

Haze at record levels in Singapore (June 23, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Pollution levels in Singapore caused by forest fires in Indonesia are continuing to reach new record highs.
The Pollutant Standards Index hit 401 on Friday, the highest ever recorded in Singapore."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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CINEMA / LESSONS

Back to the Future
"This lesson plan is designed around a photo project called Back to the Future by Irina Werning and a short film about the project by Jamie Jessett.
Students describe a cherished photo, compare photos, old photos and recreated photos, watch a short film and write an email."

Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Time: 90 minutes

Topic: Old photos, memories and emotions
(film-english.com)

 

Hugo: Past Continuous x Simple Past
"I used this scene because it clearly shows the difference of the past continuous and simple past tenses. Besides, it is also kinesthetic."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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22/06/2013


TECHNOLOGY

Infographic: “Over The Centuries: A Technology Timeline”
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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Dr VENOM

Dr. VENOM with Dr. Bryan Grieg Fry
"It's wild out there. Wild enough for a daring, young scientist to risk his life -- to save others. Meet Dr. Bryan Grieg Fry.
A frequent guest on many wildlife adventure/science shows, Bryan Fry is now ready to host his own series,
based on his work as the world's leading expert on creature venom.
As Deputy Director of Research For The Australian Venom Research Unit, Fry travels the world to seek out the venom of the world's most deadly creatures.
 And why? Because Fry has discovered that these toxins might contain the key to many a modern miracle cure.
From the deepest reaches of the Australian desert to the cloud forests of Mexico, episodes of "Dr. Venom" feature one heart-stopping encounter after another,
as this self-professed adrenaline junkie risks being clawed, mauled, punctured, pierced and bitten, in order to collect venom, so that others may live."

(YouTube)

 

 

The Poison Sommelier
"Bryan Fry has suffered 26 venomous snakebites -all in the name of science!"
Visit Bryan Fry at his website, VenomDoc.
(neatorama.com)

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ANTI-WAR VIDEO

Mickey Mouse In Vietnam
(YouTube)
"This 16mm antiwar short starring Mickey Mouse was produced by Lee Savage and Milton Glaser for the Angry Arts Festival in 1968.
It was never sanctioned by Disney, but they weren't sued over it, either. The film was lost for decades, but resurfaced online recently.
Warning: may be disturbing for children.

Find out more about it in an interview with Glaser at Buzzfeed." Link

(neatorama.com)

 


A Rare 1968 Anti-War Short "Mickey Mouse In Vietnam" Has Resurfaced Online
"Its co-creator, the legendary Milton Glaser, says “Mickey Mouse is a symbol of innocence…
and to have him killed, as a solider, is such a contradiction of your expectations.”

(buzzfeed.com)

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SONG

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Man On Fire
The lyrics are below the video on YouTube.
"I'm a man on fire
Walking through your street
With one guitar
And two dancing feet
Only one desire
That's left in me
I want the whole damn world
To come dance with me..."

(YouTube)

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Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 


A NEW PAGE :

HERE COMES THE BOOM

THE FILM - TEACHING

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21/06/2013


READING

LECTURES CONSEILLEES EN ANGLAIS POUR LA CLASSE DE SECONDE

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TEACHING

Beginners' guide to using technology in language lessons
Blogging / Wiki / Podcasting / E-publishing and digital storytelling / Video and video conferencing / QR codes / Twitter
(guardian.co.uk)

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Roald DAHL

Roald DAHL - Teacher Ideas
"This page features all the lesson plans and classroom ideas I've collected.
They're organized by topic, with general education and Dahl resources first, books next, and shortstories last." 

(roalddahlfans.com)

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LONDON

The view from the Shard: a new and expanded panorama of London – interactive
"Take a look at our updated 360-degree, augmented-reality panorama of London's newest view, from the Shard's public observation deck.
Your favourite sights and sounds have been added, alongside famous Londoners including Antony Gormley, Tony Benn and Diana Athill."

(guardian.co.uk)

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BRAINSTORMING

7 Tips for Brainstorming
"Whether you’re trying to develop the topic of an essay or the plot of a short story, or you and some of your colleagues have been assigned to propose an idea
for a product or a project, a brainstorming session is a means to a successful outcome. Here are some tips for the brainstorming session’s procedure..."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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FAUNA

The fauna of aquatic environments of North America: a rich diversity! - Visual dictionary
(ikonet.com)

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WHY LEARN ENGLISH ?

Why Learn English: 10 Reasons to Learn English
(5minuteenglish.com)

Why learn English ?
"Learning to speak English well may be the best thing you can do to improve your life..."

(antimoon.com)

Why should you study English? + a slide show
(wiki.answers.com)

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JOBS

The Best Jobs in the World - The winners have been announced + Videos
(bestjobs.australia.com)

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ROYAL ASCOT

Royal Ascot: The Queen's horse Estimate wins historic Gold Cup - 20 June 2013
"The Queen's horse Estimate claimed victory in Royal Ascot's Gold Cup - the first time in the race's 207-year history that it has been won by a reigning monarch."

+ Also related to this story...
(BBC)

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BIG BROTHER

Revealed: the top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant - 20 June 2013
"Fisa court submissions show broad scope of procedures governing NSA's surveillance of Americans' communication
Document one: procedures used by NSA to target non-US persons
Document two: procedures used by NSA to minimise data collected from US persons "
(guardian.co.uk)

On Prism, privacy and personal data - 17 June 2013
"News that the US National Security Agency has collected data from major tech firms makes Tom Chatfield wonder: is today’s internet the one we wanted, or deserve?"

(BBC)

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FATHERS

Awesome Advice from TV Dads
(YouTube)

 

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ART

Great Modern Artists Alphabet
(andytuohy.wordpress.com)

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20/06/2013


SONG

Lenka - Everything at once (Music Video)
(YouTube)
- with ACTIVITIES sent by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)

 


Lenka - Everything At Once (Full Length Official)
(YouTube)

 

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MONEY

Words and Their Stories: Money Talks - AUDIO + SCRIPT
"Money talks - that means a person with a lot of money can say how he or she wants things done."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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BIG BROTHER

The darker side of data science - 20 June 2013
"Recent revelations about the US government have raised the thorny issue of how much collecting massive amounts of digital information compromises our privacy."

(BBC)

Mueller: FBI uses drones for surveillance over US soil - 19 June 2013
"Robert Mueller said the FBI used drones for surveillance in "particular incidents"."

(BBC)

American Leaks Details of Secret Government Programs - AUDIO + SCRIPT
"Edward Snowden has been the subject of much debate this week in the United States and in many other places..."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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19/06/2013


PAST CONTINUOUS

Past Continuous Tense, Describing Past Activities
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Marielle Bianchi

 


BUGS

Bugs in my garden
"First match the pictures and the words, then click on "Play this game" and do the Audio quiz."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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17/06/2013


BAC

QuizBac 2013 : testez votre niveau en Anglais
"Verbes irréguliers, règles de grammaire, thème et version... Avez-vous le niveau d'Anglais pour le bac ?"

(linternaute.com)

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G8 - June 17–18, 2013

Host country : United Kingdom - Host leader : David Cameron - Location held : Lough ErneCounty Fermanagh[56]

The Group of Eight (G8) "is a forum for the governments of eight of the world's eleven wealthiest countries,
not including Brazil 6th, India 9th and China 2nd [1]."

(Wikipedia)

Russia issues warning on Syria as G8 gathers for summit - Article + Video - 17 June 2013
"World leaders have gathered in Northern Ireland for a G8 summit set to be dominated by the conflict in Syria."
+ G8: What is on the agenda?
+ G8 facts
(BBC)

Behind the scenes at G8 summit hotel - 14 June 2013
"Final preparations are being made at Lough Erne in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, ahead of next week's G8 summit.
The five-star hotel and golf resort will host two days of talks between the leaders
of the UK, US, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Italy and Russia, as well as representatives of the EU.
From the conference room to the kitchen, Chris Buckler went behind the scenes at Lough Erne to get a sense of what awaits the global leaders."
(BBC)

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NATIONAL PARKS

Infographic: “Our National Parks: The Pride of America”
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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ANIMATED PICTURES

Les Langues Modernes n°2/2013 : « L’image animée » - un dossier
(aplv-languesmodernes.org)

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BIG BROTHER

Edward Snowden - NSA Leaker - Cartoons
(cagle;com)

 

GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) intercepted foreign politicians' communications at G20 summits - 17 June 2013
"Exclusive: phones were monitored and fake internet cafes set up to gather information from allies in London in 2009...
Documents uncovered by the NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, reveal surveillance of G20 delegates' emails and BlackBerrys."

+ G20 summit: NSA targeted Russian president Medvedev in London
+ UK intelligence agencies planned to spy on Commonwealth summit delegates

(guardian.co.uk)

Cartoon: Father's Day Intel
"Today is Father's Day, and in this cartoon from The Columbus DispatchNate Beeler makes a connection
between this annual celebration and the U.S.Prism surveillance programme."

EXPLANATION + VOCABULARY + LINKS + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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CHEMICAL WEAPONS

G8 Northern Ireland summit: Syria set to top agenda - Article + Video - 17 June 2013
+ G8 facts
(BBC)

Cartoon: Cameron Meets President Putin at N° 10
BACKGROUND  + THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION + VOCABULARY + LINKS + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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TROOPING THE COLOUR

In Pictures: Trooping the Colour
(BBC)

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AMERICANS

13 Things That Americans Do That The Rest Of The World Just Finds Bizarre
(businessinsider.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.


FATHER'S DAY

Father's Day - an infographic
(visualoop.tumblr.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

15/06/2013


COMPARATIVES

An advert - Une fiche pour travailler le comparatif de supériorité à partir d'une pub trouvée sur YouTube.
Envoyée par Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)

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SCIFI / BARS and RESTAURANTS

The Greatest Science Fiction-Themed Bars and Restaurants on Earth - Photos and Videos
(io9.com)

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POPULATION

White children nearly a minority in USA (June 15, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Statistics recently released from the USA's Census Bureau have shown the changing demographics in the U.S.
The figures show that white children in the country are set to become a minority within the next year or two."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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LIFE

Your Life As A Dog
"Here's what your life would be like if you were a dog. For starters, you would eat twice as much and have 5x better vision at night."

(YouTube)
Students could compare with other animals...

 

Bombadil - So Many Ways to Die - Music Video
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS (larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

 

 

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


SYNONYMS

40 Synonyms for “Different”
"Looking for a different way to say “different”? Here are forty more or less distinct synonyms, along with their sometimes similar, sometimes disparate meanings."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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FATHER'S DAY

Yo Daddy Battle : "Who's Yo Daddy"
+ LYRICS below the video on YouTube or turn on CC.
(YouTube)

 

Father's Day - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Father's Day is celebrated all around the world to say thank you to dads."

DOWNLOADS: Word Doc | PDF | MP3 Listening | Online Exercise
(eslholidaylessons.com)

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ADVERBS

What's Your Number?: Adverbs of Frequency - a lesson
"This comedy is really worth watching. This scene is really funny. My students loved it."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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CINEMA / FATHERS

Cinema’s best and worst fathers - with photos
(BBC)

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BIG BROTHER

NSA snooping: Facebook reveals details of data requests - 15 June 2013
"Facebook received 9,000-10,000 requests for user data from US government entities in the second half of 2012."

(BBC)

Prism and privacy: What could they know about me? - 12 June 2013
(BBC)




Rise of the low-level contractor with high-level access - 11 June 2013
"Intelligence agencies collect reams of personal data from our everyday interactions.
And as the amount of data increases, so has the number of people who work with this sensitive information. Who are they?"

(BBC)

 

Contractor :
Consultant, "a professional who provides expert advice in a particular domain or area of expertise."

(Wikipedia)

Cartoons for the Classroom: Warrantless Scrutiny
"The latest edition of Cartoons for the Classroom relates to the revelations that U.S. intelligence agencies are gathering phone and Web data of millions of citizens..."

COMMENTARY  + VOCABULARY + MORE CARTOONS + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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CHEMICAL WEAPONS

Cartoon: Hands Up If You're One Of The Good Guys
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION + LANGUAGE + LINKS + Related articles
(englishblog.com)  

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14/06/2013


Ray BRADBURY

'Farhenheit 451'

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SPYING

Secrets of the Dead: Umbrella Assassin
"On Monday, September 11, 1978, Bulgarian émigré, writer, and broadcast journalist Georgi Markov died in London at the age of 49.
A political murder, his death remains one of the Cold War’s greatest mysteries."

(topdocumentaryfilms.com)

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A NEW PAGE :

CHEMICAL WEAPONS

Vocabulary - Presentation - Facts - Reactions - Dangers -

Conversation questions - Quizzes - Lesson plans - Cartoons - Works of fiction - Songs

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DAYDREAMING / LOVE

Maybe
"This lesson plan is designed around a short film called Maybe by Jgrey and the themes of daydreaming and love.
Students describe a photo, speculate, write sentences using “maybe”, and watch a short film."

(film-english.com)

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13/06/2013


CONSTRUCTION

World's 'tallest twisted tower' inaugurated in Dubai - 12 June 2013
(BBC)

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CATS

Secret life of the cat: What do our feline companions get up to?
"Ever wondered what your cat spends its time doing when you're not around? Where do our purring pets go when they disappear through the cat flap?
Armed with GPS tracking devices and micro-cameras, a team from BBC Two's Horizon programme in collaboration with the Royal Veterinary College
set off to a Surrey village to find out..."

+ The Secret Life of the Cat: Interactive infographics
(BBC)

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CLOTHES

Wildwood, New Jersey, set to ban low-slung trousers
"A beach town in the US state of New Jersey is passing a ban on the wearing of low-slung trousers, jeans or shorts on its boardwalk.
The sight of exposed skin or underwear has attracted complaints from tourists...
He (Wildwood Mayor Ernest Troiano.) is introducing a dress code prohibiting trousers that hang more than 3in (7.6cm) below the hips."

Related story : US town set to ban saggy trousers + LINKS
(BBC)

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BIG BROTHER

Europe worried about U.S. spying (June 13, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The European Union is worried about a top-secret American surveillance program that has spied on its citizens."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Global netizens worried over US spying - June 8th, 2013
(technology.inquirer.net)

US leaker Snowden is a traitor, says John Boehner - 12 June 2013
"The Speaker of the US House of Representatives has described Edward Snowden, who leaked information
about America's mass surveillance programme, as a traitor who has put lives at risk."

(BBC)

US leaker Edward Snowden says he is 'neither traitor or hero' - 13 June 2013
(BBC)

NSA chief says data disrupted 'dozens' of plots - 13 June 2013 - Article + Video
"The US electronic spying chief has said massive surveillance programmes newly revealed by an ex-intelligence worker had disrupted dozens of terror plots."

+ What could the NSA possibly access?
Related stories : 'Great harm has been done'Watch / UK-US intelligence sharing 'lawful' / Snowden 'vows to fight extradition'
(BBC)

METADATA :
"Metadata is information generated as you use technology, and its use has been the subject of controversy since NSA's secret surveillance program was revealed..."
(guardian.co.uk)

The NSA Files
(guardian.co.uk)

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PROTEST SONGS

Les chansons engagées qui ont changé le monde
(one.org)

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GRAMMAR

Confusion of Subjective and Objective Pronouns
"How do you decide which form of a pronoun to use, as in the choices of the wording in “John is as fast as him” and “John is as fast as he”?
Knowing the varieties of pronouns will help you choose the correct form."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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12/06/2013


CHILD LABOUR

Over 10m children work as domestic labourers - 12 June 2013 - Article + Video
"The International Labour Organization (ILO) says that many work in conditions that are sometimes verging on slavery.
The report, released to mark the World Day Against Child Labour, suggests that
6.5 million of these children are aged between five and 14 years old and over 71% are girls."

Related Stories :
Peru project fights child labour
- 11 July 2012
India's exploited child cotton workers
- 19 January 2012
(BBC)

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SMOKING

E-cigarettes face new restrictions
"Electronic cigarettes will be licensed as a medicine in the UK from 2016, under new regulations."
+ E-cigarettes: pros and cons

+ E-cigarettes - miracle or menace? + Should e-cigarette advertising be allowed? + What's the etiquette with electronic cigarettes?

(BBC)


"Electronic cigarettes turn nicotine into a vapour that can be inhaled."

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ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION

Will we ever… eliminate animal experimentation?
"Arguably one of the most heated debates in science, efforts to reduce the number of animals used in studies face many barriers, says Alla Katsnelson."

(BBC)

The replacement, refinement and reduction (3Rs) in research using animals
(bbsrc.ac.uk)

Animals used for scientific purposes - Statistical Reports
"The Sixth Report provides an overview on the number of animals used in the EU in 2008 for experimental and other scientific purposes.
This report includes data from all 27 Member States, submitted in the agreed format by all countries."

(ec.europa.eu)

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BIG BROTHER

US surveillance: Trading secrecy for public trust?
"Squaring secrecy and accountability is not a new challenge. But the information that Edward Snowden has put into the public domain
has raised serious questions about how open the state should be when it comes to surveillance."

+ Q&A: Prism and privacy
(BBC)

The story of surveillance on screen
"Stories of surveillance have been cinema fodder for decades. Given what we know about how real-life spies work,
how closely do these sometimes fanciful tales resemble reality?"

(BBC)

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In the background : Fishermen's wives walking to the seaside
(Concours photo: Terre de femmes)