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MARCH 2012
NEW SITES - PART 1

 

 

 

 

GRAMMAR

Getting learners to notice grammar
(cambridge.org)

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ELECTIONS

SANTORUM BELIEFS - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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DROUGHT

Cartoon: Hosepipe Ban
"This cartoon by Paul Thomas from The Daily Express relates to news that hosepipe bans are expected to be imposed within days
as Britain faces the worst drought conditions for 124 years." Read more >>

+ EXPLANATION + VOCABULARY + COMMENT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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JUBILEE

Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Royal Quiz, Week 6
(telegraph.co.uk)

Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Royal Quiz, Week 5
(telegraph.co.uk)

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COMICS

MŒBIUS-TRANSE-FORME
"... l'inspiration que Mœbius puise dans la science et la philosophie. En quête de l'origine du monde..."

 

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POLLUTION

Invisible Mercedes
"When Mercedes wanted to promote its new fuel cell vehicle, instead of placing it squarely in front of everyone in the world,
the company decided to make the car invisible." 

 

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WOMEN'S HISTORY

Women's History Timeline with audio slideshows
(BBC)

Hillary  Rodham Clinton - U.N. Women's Conference Beijing +
(americanrhetoric.com)

 

SUFFRAGETTES

Horrible Histories - The suffragette's song

 

 

Sister Suffragette Sing Along
"Sister Suffragette Is The Song Of Mary Poppins (1964) Written By The Sherman Brothers."

 

 

Listen to: The Suffragettes + Read
"The Suffragettes have got a reputation as a largely peaceful movement - but they were prepared to go much further."

(open.edu)

 

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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

How To Draw A Cartoon Leprechaun – Tutorial
(andertoons.com)

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JOKE

I hate needles!
"The female dentist pulls out a numbing needle to give the man a shot..."

(myteeth.co.za)

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CLOUD COMPUTING

Cloud Computing Explained
"vidéo abordable pour des collégiens avancés / des lycéens."
(YouTube)
avec une fiche d'activité envoyée par Virginie FERRANTE
(Ac. Lyon) - UPDATED on 15/03/2012

 

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WALES / WEBQUEST

British Culture 10 - Visit Wales - a webquest
Created by Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen)

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AUDIO-LINGUA

** 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


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ELECTIONS

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
(englishblog.com)

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COMICS


France comics artist Jean Giraud - Moebius - dies at 73 - 10 March 2012
(BBC)

Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (8 May 1938 – 10 March 2012)[1][2] 
"was a French comics artist. Giraud earned worldwide fame, not only under his own name but also under the pseudonym Mœbius,
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..." 

(Wikipedia)


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..." 

(lambiek.net)


Moebius - Signature

Moebius - Official website
(moebius.fr)

Moebius - Illustrations
(illustrationartgallery.com)

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SENTENCE STRESS

SENTENCE STRESS - interactive
"Listen to the sentences and click on the stressed word."

(franglish.fr)

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LONDON 2012

LONDON 2012 - VIDEOS
"The official channel of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games."

(YouTube)

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"I LIKE IT"

16 Ways To Say "I LIKE IT"

 

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LONDON EYE

London Tourist Attractions - The London Eye
- a video + a quiz :
"This video quiz about The London Eye will help you to practise your listening skills."

(esolcourses.com)

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FOOD

45 Synonyms for “Food” + explanations
(dailywritingtips.com)

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EXTREME SPORT

Ultimate Tak Ball
"The sport, invented under the original name of Ultimate Tazer Ball by Leif Kellenberger, Eric Prum and Erik Wunsch,[1] was first played
in California.[2] Two teams compete to get a large (24-inch diameter) ball into goal at either end of the 200 x 85-foot field.[3]
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.[4] 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.[5]"

(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." 

(bangkokpost.com)

Football using stun guns: Tak Ball tournament in Thailand
(YouTube)

 

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SUFFIX

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
(englishblog.com)

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AD / "HAPPY GRAD"

Chevrolet's "Happy Grad" Superbowl Ad
"One lucky man receives the best graduation gift ever -- or does he?..."

+ COMMENT + TRANSCRIPT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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ELECTIONS

Cartoon: Steve Bell on the Republican Super Tuesday primaries
"This cartoon by Steve Bell from The Guardian relates to the Republican Super Tuesday primaries..."
+ COMMENT + NOTE + GRAMMAR + LINKS

(englishblog.com)

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HAPPY / GRUMPY

Cartoon: Happy or Grumpy?
"This cartoon by Paul Thomas from The Daily Express relates to a government survey which reveals
that British people are determined to be happy despite the country’s economic woes."  Read more >>

+ COMMENT + SPELLING + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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CHORES / LUCK

Teenager wins £53,000 on lottery after finding ticket when mother forced him to clean bedroom
"A teenager cleaned up after he won a whopping £53,000 on the National Lottery - all because his mum told him to tidy his room."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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'STAYCATION' / PORTMANTEAU

Ad: Britons urged to take a 'staycation' this summer
"Stephen Fry, Julie Walters, Harry Potter star Rupert Grint and Downton Abbey actress Michelle Dockery
are fronting a government campaign to encourage Britons to holiday at home in 2012." Read more >>

+ VOCABULARY + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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POLAR BEARS

Rich Chinese thrill seekers paying £50,000 for ‘trip of a lifetime…’ to kill endangered polar bears
(dailymail.co.uk)

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PETS

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..."

(BBC)

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FOOD

7 questions on British food - interactive
(BBC)

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TRANSPORTS

Here come the megabuses
"Governments in countries like China are turning to ever more extreme forms of public transport
to wean us off our obsession with cars and and ease gridlocked cities."

(BBC)

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TECHNOLOGY / BRAIN CONTROL

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)

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TERRORISM

US Attorney General justifies terrorism kill policy - March 6, 2012
"The US has for the first time outlined when it will kill Americans who are plotting attacks against the country."

(BBC)

Attorney General Eric Holder justifies government killing U.S. citizens on foreign soil if person poses imminent threat of violent attack 
- March 5, 2012
(nydailynews.com)

Eric Holder: U.S. Government Can Kill U.S. Citizens if the Threat is Serious and Capture "isn't feasible"
(reason.com)

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VAMPIRES

The Vampire Lesson with a worksheet
(chrisspeck.wordpress.com)

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COMICS

Using cartoons and comic strips
"Cartoons and comic strips can be used from beginner level to advanced level for a variety of language and discussion activities."

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

Comics and Cartoons : “Interesting links and creative ideas from the ELT world.” 
(scoop.it)

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CHILD POVERTY

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)

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CYBER-BULLYING

Lady Gaga Launches Anti-Bullying Foundation (2nd March, 2012) - a lesson plan with audio
"Pop diva Lady Gaga launched her Born This Way Foundation at Harvard University on February 29."
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Cyber-bullying: Two teenage girls try to drown themselves
Article + Video + Bullying statistics
(digitaljournal.com)

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DOWNLOAD

Anti-piracy download laws around the world explained
(BBC)

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ELECTIONS

Who Said It? Mitt Romney or Mr. Burns?
(madmagazine.com)

 

Obama campaign releasing documentary - 8 March 2012
+ VIDEO
"US President Barack Obama is ramping up his re-election campaign with a documentary on his first term.
The campaign has released a trailer for the film, directed by Oscar-winner Davis Guggenheim and narrated by Tom Hanks, over a dramatic soundtrack."
(BBC)


 

As it happened: Super Tuesday
Key points + Report + Video

(BBC)

Romney reaps Super Tuesday spoils - 7 March 2012
(BBC)

Is the Republican Party ready to lead America again? - 4 March 2012
(BBC)

Mitt Romney wins Washington Republican caucuses - 4 March 2012
(BBC)

Reuters Video: Dual victories for Romney - 29 February 2012
+ TRANSCRIPT
"Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wins contests in Michigan and Arizona. Deborah Lutterbeck reports."

(englishblog.com)

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JUBILEE

Diamond Jubilee: Crowds mark start of Queen's tour - 8 March 2012
ARTICLE + VIDEO
"Cheering crowds waving union jacks have greeted the Queen in Leicester, the first stop on the monarch's Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK."
+
Diamond Jubilee tour: Where the Queen will be
+ In pictures: Queen visits Leicester
+ City's pride at Jubilee visit
+ The Diamond Jubilee: Events calendar

(BBC)

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TWITTER

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."

(butterscotch.com)

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SPEECH JAMMER

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."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

A mute button for people? 'Speech jamming gun' that stops people talking by freezing the brain
"Japanese researchers have invented the ultimate conversation killer and instrument of control - a machine that can shut someone up at will."

(dailymail.co.uk)

New Video Shows Japanese Speech-Jamming Gun in Action
(wired.com)

 

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SPORTS

Sports
"Match the sentences and the sports."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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PRESENT SIMPLE

Parcours grammatical, dont le but est de savoir former le présent simple
Créé par Hélène de Morel
(memovoc.com)

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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

Saint Patrick's Day - un nouveau parcours guidé sur Internet,
"afin que les élèves mémorisent le vocabulaire utile, et en apprennent un peu plus sur cette fête."

Créé par Hélène de Morel
(memovoc.com)

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APPRENTICESHIP

The Learning Edge : Apprenticeship Issue 3 - Making it happen - interactive
(thewclc.ca)

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Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

 

PENDANT LES VACANCES : UN PETIT JEU POUR LES COLLEGUES...

Jeu de l'oie
(ressources.doc.free.fr)

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Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

 

A NEW PAGE :

LEAP YEARS

Vocabulary - Facts / Traditions - Postcards -
Interactive activities
- Lesson plans - Cartoons - Cinema

 

 

SCOTLAND

British Culture 9 - Visit Scotland (Part Two) - interactive book
"Click on the Scottish flag to know more about some interesting cities and places in Scotland!"
Created by Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen)

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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..."

(lyricsdeclip.fr)

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SOCIAL NETWORK

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)

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In the background : Moebius - Arzak