** Rebecca : London **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : A1 - par Rebecca (London, England) - 10 mars 2012
Rebecca speaks about the capital city of England : London. Its monuments, the red buses, the black taxis and the metro. http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2280
** Rebecca : the city of Leeds **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : A1 - par Rebecca (Leeds, England) - 10 mars 2012
Rebecca tells us about her hometown : Leeds, England. Its historical monuments, the railway museum and its university. http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2279
** Kayleigh : Aberdeen and Edimburgh **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : A1 - par Kayleigh (Aberdeen, Scotland) - 10 mars 2012
Kayleigh comes from Aberdeen. She speaks about the capital city of Scotland : Edimburgh - the famous castle, the zoo and the Parliament. http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2278
** Sam : Southampton **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 - par Sam (Southampton, England) - 10 mars 2012
Sam tells us about her city : Southampton. Its famous harbour, the shopping center, the universities.
She also explains the consequences on architecture of the bombing during WWII. http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2277
** Rob : Cardiff **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 - par Rob (Llanelli, Wales) - 10 mars 2012
Robert tells us about the capital city of Wales : national assembly, local government, universities... http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2276
** Renata : San Francisco **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 - par Renata (Chicago, Usa) - 10 mars 2012
Renata tells us about one of her favourite city in the Usa : San Francisco.
She speaks about the nice climate, the weather, the good food and the nice landscape. http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2275
** Maryse : New York City **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : A1 - par Maryse (NYC, USA) - 10 mars 2012
Maryse tells us about her favourite city : NYC. She speaks about the skyscrapers, the monuments... http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article2274
Cartoon: Republican Bloodbath
"This rather gruesome cartoon by Dave Brown from The Independent is a comment on the race
for the Republican presidential nomination, which has turned into something resembling a civil war..." + COMMENT + LINKS
Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (8 May 1938 – 10 March 2012)
"was a French comics artist. Giraud earned worldwide fame, not only under his own name but also under the pseudonymMœbius,
and to a lesser extent Gir, the latter appearing mostly in the form of a boxed signature at the bottom of the artist's paintings. Among his most famous creation was the Western comic series "Blueberry" which he cocreated with Jean-Michel Charlier,
one of the first Western anti-heroes to appear in comics. Under the pseudonym Moebius he created a wide range of science fiction
and and fantasy comics in a highly imaginative and almost abstract style, the most famous of which are Arzach
and the Airtight Garage of Jerry Cornelius, and the The Incal..."
Jean Giraud (Moebius, Gir)
"Under his own name, he is the artist of the legendary 'Blueberry' western series, and under the pseudonym of Moebius,
he is one of the most innovative artists of the 20th century..."
Ultimate Tak Ball
"The sport, invented under the original name of Ultimate Tazer Ball by Leif Kellenberger, Eric Prum and Erik Wunsch, was first played
in California. Two teams compete to get a large (24-inch diameter) ball into goal at either end of the 200 x 85-foot field. Players on both teams are all armed with stun gun devices. Under the rules of the game players are allowed to use the stun guns
on opposing players who are in possession of the ball. The devices used emit a charge of three to five milliamps, sufficient
to cause a localized muscle spasm but no permanent damage to any of the body's vital organs." (Wikipedia)
Ultimate Tak Ball "UTB’s rules are similar to ice hockey – except that players are armed with stun guns that emit three to five milliamperes of electricity,
with participants getting shocked dozens of times per match."
Yachtgate and lots of other -gates
"The practice of adding the suffix -gate to a key word to describe a scandal dates back to the U.S. Watergate scandal in the early 70s..." + COMMENT + LINKS
US spending on pets 'passes $50bn'
"Food and veterinary costs accounted for about 65% of the figure, but the category of "pet services"
grew faster than any other, totalling $3.79bn (£2.39bn) in 2011.
Pet services includes grooming, boarding, pet hotels, and pet-sitting..."
Future of computer interaction: Brain control
"The computer keyboard and TV remote control may be the ways we interact with our technology today, but new ideas are appearing all the time...
Ian Hardy looks at how your eyes or even your brain can be used to control technology." (BBC)
Child poverty grows as cities expand- a lesson plan with audio
"A new report from the United Nations Children's Fund warns that hundreds of millions of children in the world's cities are living in poverty." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
Twitter for Beginners: All 10-parts in one video
"Molly McDonald leads us through the basics of Twitter. From sign-up to power-user in 10 video steps, she demonstrates how to sign up for a Twitter account, customize your Twitter page, find and follow friends and family, how to send direct messages, use the Twitter vernacular and much more."
Speech Jammer Devices Stops People Talking (5th March, 2012) - a lesson plan with audio
"Two Japanese inventors have unveiled a gadget that can stop someone from talking.
The device they call the Speech Jammer literally jams people's speech."
The Wanted - Glad You Came + LYRICS : "My universe
Will never be the same
I'm glad you came...
You've cast a spell on me, spell on me
You hit me like the sky fell on my, fell on me..."
The Social Network: Social Networks, Facebook - a lesson plan
"The Social Network is an amazing film. Talking about Facebook, twitter, orkut, linkedin, etc
is always attractive to learners because everyone has opinions about them." (warmupsfollowups.blogspot.com)