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MARCH 2012
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PODCAST / APRIL FOOL

Podcast: April Fool’s Day
(esl-library.com)

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EXAM

ESL Video Quiz: Mr. Bean and his Final Test
+ Interactive Questions  + Transcript + Notes 
(pilarsclassroom.blogspot.fr)

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SPIDER-MAN

Comic: Spider-Hyphen-Man!
The proper spelling
(metrokitty.com)

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HOMEWORK

Homework Has Few Benefits, Says Study (29th March, 2012) - a lesson plan with audio
"The notion of younger children doing homework is under attack. New research suggests that

homework for younger children does not really provide any benefit and teachers only give it because parents want it."
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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TWITTER

What can and can't you say on Twitter?
"Lawyers say there are lots of pieces of UK legislation that can be used to prosecute someone who has fallen foul of the law in the online arena."

Abusive messages / Encouraging riots / Menacing communications / Contempt / Libel
(BBC)

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SYNONYMS for DRUNK

Benjamin Franklin's 220 Synonyms for Drunk (from "The Drinker's Dictionary")
"In Honor of St. Patrick's Day, Benjamin Franklin has recreated his list of over 220 "round-about" phrases for being drunk
(originally published in "The Pennsylvania Gazette" in 1737)."

(YouTube)



“Monty Python Phrase or Ben Franklin Synonym for Drunk?”  - interactive quiz
(mentalfloss.com)

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MONSTERS

ABC Monsters
"Can you name all the movie monsters, A to Z?" 

See the list of monsters.

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CIVIL RIGHTS

US Civil Rights History - a worksheet
Sent by Isabelle Lluis (Ac. Montpellier)

To go with the video : US Civil Rights History Spawns Tourism
"Birmingham, Alabama is capitalizing on the interest in what's called heritage tourism."

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FLOWER

Plant Labelling
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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ASTROLOGY / ADJECTIVES / DESCRIPTIONS

Real English Lesson 7 (Zodiac) - CC Double
"Astrological sign for beginners.
This is a "CC Double" - A "CC Double" video is composed of two parts:
1 - The regular video, followed by
2 - The same video with subtitles." 

 

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SPRING

Seasonal Music: Songs About Spring
+ TRANSCRIPT
(voanews.com)

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'THE HUNGER GAMES'

Reuters Video: Hunger Games smashes box office record
"The Hunger Games" breaks box office records, as the highest domestic opening of a non-sequel film
and for the biggest debut outside the summer blockbuster season. Lindsay Claiborn reports."
+ TRANSCRIPT

(englishblog.com)

Millions of Teens Show a Taste for 'The Hunger Games' +
+ TRANSCRIPT
(voanews.com)

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VIDEO GAMES

How to Justify Your Video Game Obsession
(yourenglishchannel.blogspot.com)

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Thanks to Corinne Berthuin (Ac. Marseille)
Visit her blog.

 

 

VISIT UK

Holidays at home are great TV advert | Great 2012 Offers
"Why go abroad in 2012? In this TV ad, Stephen Fry, Rupert Grint, Michelle Dockery and Julie Walters
demonstrate great places to visit in the UK this year..."

 

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DAVID CAMERON

David Cameron's kitchen - interactive
Click on the red dots, and make sure you click on the TV.

(cameronskitchen.co.uk)

Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

Inside the Camerons' Downing St kitchen
"As Barack Obama makes a state visit to the UK, a new photograph of the kitchen at 11 Downing Street
offers a rare glimpse into the domestic lives of Prime Minister David Cameron and his family."

(BBC)

Through the keyhole: A glimpse into the modern home of David and Samantha 'two kitchens' Cameron
(dailymail.co.uk)

See David Cameron (Wikipedia)


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KENSINGTON PALACE

Kensington Palace's £12m refurbishment unveiled - 27 March 2012
"Kensington Palace, purchased in 1689 by King William III and Queen Mary II, has been refurbishment for its new residents,
the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to move in as early as next year and use it as their London base."

+ Kensington Palace reopens its doors after £12m revamp - 19 March 2012
+ Kensington Palace restored - 20 March 2012

(telegraph.co.uk)

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VIDEO GAMES

Teachers call for fresh curbs on violent video games
"Violent computer games are having a damaging effect on children’s "tender young minds", a teachers’ leader has warned."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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GUNS

Cartoon: Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' Law
"Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' Law is under scrutiny after the killing of an unarmed black youth, Trayvon Martin, by a neighborhood watch leader.
This week's lesson from Cartoons for the Classroom features a cartoon on the subject by Jeff Parker, editorial cartoonist for Florida Today..."

+ NOTES + VOCABULARY + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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SPORTS / SUPERSTITIONS

Sporting superstitions: Why do we have them?
(BBC)

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POETRY

Poetry - The language of literature - a slideshare
(slideshare.net)

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The Hunger Games 
"is a 2012 American dystopianscience fictionaction-drama film directed by Gary Ross and based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins ...
The nation of Panem has risen out of the war, disaster and the ravaged ruins of what was once known as North America. 74 years ago, the thirteen poverty-stricken districts of Panem rebelled against the wealthy, controlling Capitol. After its crushing victory, the Capitol devised the Hunger Games
as an annual reminder to the twelve remaining districts of its authority, and as continuing punishment for the rebellion. Every year, each District must
hold a raffle (known as the "reaping") to choose one boy and one girl (ranging from age 12–18) to participate in the Hunger Games, a competition in which each of the twenty-four contestants (known as the "tributes") fight to the death in a televised arena until only one is left alive..."

(Wikipedia)

 

 

See The Hunger Games - Official Trailer [HD]

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BOOK / ENDINGS

Reuters Video: The book with 11 different endings
+ TRANSCRIPT
"A new digital novel goes on sale on the internet on March 19 which for the first time offers readers the choice of 11 different endings.
We meet the UK author behind the unique project. Hayley Platt reports."

(englishblog.com)

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SHOPPING

Cartoon: Sunday Shopping
"This cartoon by Adams from The Daily Telegraph relates to the announcement by UK Chancellor George Osborne (pictured left in the cartoon) 
that he is to lift the six-hour limit on opening hours for larger stores over eight weekends in July, August and September..."

+ COMMENTARY + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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MELTING POT

Measuring the U.S. Melting Pot
with an interactive map
(go.bloomberg.com)

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POLICE / TIME

When You’ve Been Nicked by the Bobbies
"How being arrested in the U.K. differs from being arrested in the U.S."

(slate.com)

Cartoon: A Quarter to Elevenses
"This cartoon by Matt from The Daily Telegraph relates to news that unfit police will face pay cut
under plans to rid service of fat officers."  Read more >>

+ EXPLANATION + TELLING THE TIME
(englishblog.com)

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ROBOTS

In the Future, Robots Will Surf Their Own Internet
"The EU-funded RoboEarth project is bringing together European scientists to build a network
and database repository for robots to share information about the world..."

(fastcompany.com)

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EMPLOYERS

Which is the world's biggest employer?
"The National Health Service (NHS) in England is at the centre of a big political row about its reform. It's often said to be
the third biggest employer in the world, after the Chinese army and Indian Railways. But is that really true?"

(BBC)

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PROHIBITION

The slow death of prohibition - 21 March 2012
"In some parts of the United States prohibition never ended - but how much longer can the remaining "dry" counties stay alcohol-free?"

+ VIDEO
(BBC)

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ZOO

Reuters Video: Zookeeper hopes film will change zoo's fortunes
+ TRANSCRIPT
+ LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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TELEPHONE

Pic of the Day: Smart Phone, Daft Driver
"This photo from Mail Online was taken by an amateur photographer
in the village of Patrington, near Hull, in the North East of England."  Full story >>

+ LESSON IDEA + Questionnaire
(englishblog.com)

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VIDEO GAMES

THE CHASE - Animated Short Film

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JUBILEE

Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Royal Quiz, Week 7
(telegraph.co.uk)

Diamond Jubilee: Queen rededicates herself to UK - 20 March 2012
"In a speech to both Houses of Parliament, she said the commemoration of her 60 years on the throne was a chance
"to come together in a spirit of neighbourliness and celebration"."

+ In pictures: Queen's address
+ Jubilee uniforms launched 22 Mar 2012
+ Queen: I will serve country for years to come 20 Mar 2012
+ Queen praises British virtues in Jubilee address 20 Mar 2012
+ Queen honoured with stained-glass window 20 Mar 2012

(BBC)

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee address to Parliament in full - 20 March 2012
"Queen Elizabeth II has given a speech to MPs and peers at the Palace of Westminster to mark her Diamond Jubilee."

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INTERNET

J'ai piégé le Net pour donner une bonne leçon à mes élèves
par Loys Bonod | Professeur
(rue89.com)

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NOVEL / MULTIMEDIA

Inanimate Alice
(inanimatealice.com)

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TEACHING

Education-Colleges.com
- "Explore the educator within"

(education-colleges.com) 

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HIGH-TECH

1954-2012 (High-tech vocabulary)
"Watch the 2 videos, you will see what was expected in 1954 and what is expected in the coming years.
To compare and comment, learn the vocabulary below."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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MOTHER'S DAY

Mother's Day Cartoon
"Today (18 March 2012) is Mother's Day (aka Mothering Sunday) in the UK. This cartoon from CartoonChurch.com 
suggests some ideas for pleasing the best mother in the world."

+ LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

St. Patrick's Day Song

 

 

Ireland Crossword & Other Saint Patrick's Day Resources
- interactive OR printable
+ PowerPoint quiz + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

Saint Patrick's Day Cartoon
"Today is Saint Patrick's Day and The Cagle Post has a selection of cartoons on that theme. This one is by Chris Weyant from The Hill."
+ COMMENT
+ EXPLANATION + LANGUAGE NOTES + RESOURCES
(englishblog.com)

 

Video: St. Patrick's Day 2012—Why We Wear Green
"It's said that blue was originally the color associated with Saint Patrick's Day, but over time green took over in popularity due to Ireland's nickname
as "The Emerald Isle", the green in the Irish flag and the clover that St. Patrick used in his teachings about Catholicism." Read more >>

+ LINKS
(englishblog.com)

It’s About Immigrants, Not Irishness - an article
(nytimes.com)

St Patrick's Day facts: separating myth from reality - 20 March 2012
+ The best St Patrick's Day parades 12 March 2012 + St Patrick's Day: Top 10 facts 16 March 2012
(telegraph.co.uk)

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day 2012 - 12 photos
(online.wsj.com)


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DEXTER

Une séquence sur le trailer de la série Dexter
- Niveau 3ème
envoyée par Peggy Claus
(Ac. Nancy-Metz)

 

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SLEEP

Sleep disorders: when sleeping is a nightmare - Visual dictionary
(ikonet.com)

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ROBOTS

Project KARA
"The demo shows a humanoid robot being “born.” She is created to serve people—as a housekeeper, as sexual plaything,
and in other roles as needed. But something in the manufacturing process goes wrong..."
(slate.com)

 

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Thanks to Cyril Brot.

 

 

MAN and WOMAN / ARGUMENTS

Adams Rib - Trailer
Trailer for Adam's Rib (1949) starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday, Tom Ewell, David Wayne, Jean Hagen, Hope Emerson: http://www.themoviescene.co.uk/reviews/adams-rib/adams-rib.html



Pre-divorce scene Kramer vs Kramer
Joanna Kramer walks away




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Ireland's Historical Emblems
(publicdomainclip-art.blogspot.com)

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