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08/03/2013


CAT / DRUGS



Feline tale A Street Cat Named Bob changes busker's life
ARTICLE + VIDEO
(BBC)

James Bowen (b. 15 March 1979,[1] Surrey)
"is an author and musician currently based in London. He is author of A Street Cat Named Bob, which tells his life story...
The book was co-written by Garry Jenkins, and since its publication has sold over 500,000 copies, been translated into 26 languages
and spent over 51 weeks at the top of the Sunday Times’ bestseller list in both its hardback and paperback format.[5]...
A Daily Mail article also reports that James and his literary agent are in talks with a producer with regard to turning the book into a film.[6]"

(Wikipedia)

A Street Cat Named Bob - the book
"The book which tells the moving, uplifiting true story of an unlikely friendship between a man on the streets and the ginger cat who adopts him
and helps him heal his life. When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea
just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet.
Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health
and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.
Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives,
slowly healing the scars of each other's troubled pasts.
A Street Cat Named Bob is a moving and uplifting story that will touch the heart of anyone who reads it."

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VIDEOS

StoryCorps - Original Animated Shorts
"StoryCorps' original animated shorts series features some of our best-loved radio stories.
The series will take you from a conversation between a boy with Asperger's syndrome and his mom, to two Brooklyn characters remembering how they fell in love
and learning how to let go, and other memorable places in between."

(storycorps.org)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


HENRY VIII

Henry VIII Crossword & Word Search (Peter Barnett)
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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07/03/2013


GENIUS

Genius is...
(incidentalcomics.com)

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NUMBERS

Sesame Street: Counting the "You"s in YouTube
(YouTube)
"Sesame Street has been campaigning to reach a billion views on their YouTube channel. They've now met that goal!
In celebration the channel has released a new video featuring The Count, singing and counting YouTube viewers. That's a lot!"
(Neatorama)

 


Sesame Street celebrates 1 billion YouTube views with "secret" video - March 06, 2013
(dailydot.com)

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SLAVERY

Global Slavery, By the Numbers - March 6, 2013
(bits.blogs.nytimes.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


ELLIS ISLAND

Interactive Tour of Ellis Island
(teacher.scholastic.com)

The New Immigrants
(glencoe.com)

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VAMPIRES

Vampires "are monsters in legends and stories..." (Wikipedia)



History of the vampire + Vampire Physiology + Vampire Hunter's Guide
(vampire.co.uk)

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VALENTINE'S DAY

Valentine's Day - Five lessons I made
(seanbanville.com)

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06/03/2013


ENVIRONMENT

Planet Earth is a story about a trip to the Planet Earth Museum.
(learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

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MOTHER'S DAY

Breakfast
"Mother's Day is on March 10th in Britain. Children can watch a lovely video about a brother and sister who decide to make breakfast in bed for their mum.
There are also worksheets for younger and older learners to download and print."

(learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

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EASTER

The Great Egg Hunt
"Your learners can practise their English pronunciation with our story ...
Watch Sam and Pam, Ben and Tess at the great egg hunt adventure. How many times can you hear the sounds g, o, c, k, e, u and r?"

(learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

 


HISTORY

History of the United States - Lesson plans
(gosocialstudiesgo.com)

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GENETIC ENGINEERING

Genetic engineering: The world's greatest scam?
"Genetic engineering is a threat to food security, especially in a changing climate.
The introduction of genetically manipulated organisms by choice or by accident grossly undermines sustainable agriculture
and in so doing, severely limits the choice of food we can eat..."

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PHOTOS

Publier des photos d'élèves sur l'internet
"Publier des photographies d’élèves mineurs sur l’internet doit toujours se faire avec l’accord des parents.
Ce document fait le point sur le sujet et fournit un modèle de demande d’autorisation parentale."

(Ac. Rouen)

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JOB

The Best Job in the World is back!
"As our ex-island caretaker is regretfully handing over the keys to his island hacienda we’re looking for someone to take his place.
As our Park Ranger you will be exploring the world’s oldest rainforest, watching whales migrate on the Great Barrier Reef,
and showcase our five World Heritage areas to the world through blogs and social media..."

(blog.queensland.com)

 

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CIVIL RIGHTS

UNIT EIGHT : CIVIL RIGHTS
(ldanielpv.weebly.com)

Early civil rights presentation - Download File

Linda Brown background - Download File

Classifying arguments - Download File

Brown v. Board cartoons - Download File

Immediate reaction to the decision - Download File

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Before the Boycott: Riding the Bus
- interactive activity
(beforetheboycott.com)


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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

To be Irish!
"The countdown to St. Patrick's Day has begun and here are some tips for those looking to boost their Irish flair -
"How to be Irish" is presented by some of the Irish folks who will be presenting their products on QVC's St. Patrick's Day Celebration, March 17."

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EVALUATION

Grille d’évaluation de l’expression orale en continu
"Cette grille d’évaluation, destinée à une évaluation sommative de la prise de parole en continu, reprend les descripteurs du CECRL aux niveaux A2 et B1,
et les convertit en points.
Cela permet à l’élève de se situer par rapport aux niveaux du CECRL, et au professeur de lui attribuer une note sur 20, le niveau attendu étant B1.
On peut éventuellement fractionner les points."
(Ac. Toulouse)

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SUFFIXES

Why One Suffix Is More Common Than Another
(dailywritingtips.com)

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CYBERWAR

Are we really facing cyberwar?
+ What If (special report)

(BBC)

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HOUSES / APARTMENTS

Floorplans : Movie floorplans - TV floorplans - Others

Ex: Floorplan of Simpson Family / Floorplan of Dexter Morgan's Apartment...
(nikneuk.deviantart.com)

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Thanks to Anne-Sophie SAINT-SULPICE (Ac. Lyon)

 


DETECTIVE STORY

The Scarlatti Tilt - Activities sent by Anne-Sophie SAINT-SULPICE (Ac. Lyon) :
"A l'origine j'avais fait une faute de frappe sur l'histoire et j'avais décidé de la laisser car d'une part cela permet de placer tous les personnages typiques
de la 'detective story' et d'autre part ça leur permet je pense de bien voir à quel point une simple lettre peut être importante en anglais (une fois qu'on rectifie l'erreur). Vous pouvez, vous, l'enlever, c'est alors plus simple pour les élèves de comprendre. Mais comme moi je veux bien leur faire réaliser à quel point les ellipses dans la narration peuvent être un obstacle à la compréhension, ça ne me gêne pas qu'ils rament un peu au début."
- The Scarlatti Tilt 4ème
- The Scarlatti Tilt 2nde
- Alibi rules - un jeu pris dans "Language Teaching Games and contests" de W R Lee. 
Pour les classes plus faibles je faisais venir l'assistante et elle aidait les deux suspects à préparer leur alibi."
- Creative writing

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04/03/2013


POLICE / WHATEVER

What do police say when they make an arrest?
- In America : the Miranda Warning 
"You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
You have the right to an attorney present during questioning.
If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.
Do you understand these rights?"

Source : Criminal Justice Major
- In Australia :
"You are not obliged to say or do anything unless you wish to do so, but whatever you say or do may be used in evidence. Do you understand?"
(answers.yahoo.com)

The Miranda warning, 
"also referred to as Miranda rights, is a warning given by police in the United States to criminal suspects in police custody (or in a custodial interrogation)
before they are interrogated to preserve the admissibility of their statements against them in criminal proceedings..."

See : 2 Typical usage / 2.1 Use in various U.S. state jurisdictions
14 Equivalent rights in other countries

(Wikipedia)


Miranda Rights: Criminal Law - FindLaw
Start 0.57
(YouTube)

 


WHATEVER YOU SAY WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU.


Miranda rights
- Animation - with activities
(brainpop.com)




Miranda (The Rights Rap)
"Listen in as The Hip Hoppers read you your rights!"

(YouTube)



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CINEMA / HOMELESSNESS

Moments - a lesson
"This lesson is designed around a beautiful short film called Momentos by Nuno Rocha and the theme of homelessness.
Students use vocabulary to describe appearance, character and feelings, write a story, watch a short film and speak about homelessness."

Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Advanced (C1)
Time: 90 minutesActivity: Writing a story, watching a short film and speaking

(film-english.com)



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DETECTIVE STORY / NEIGHBOURS

The Scarlatti Tilt
"
The classic crime story from the writings of Richard Brautigan."
(YouTube)

 

The Scarlatti Tilt - Ms McCulloch's classes
"Read the short story “The Scarlatti Tilt” ... Not very long, is it? Yet it does have all the elements of a story.
There are characters, suspense, dialogue and we ..."

(google.fr)

The Scarlatti Tilt Essay
(antiessays.com)

The Scarlatti Tilt 
"is an apparent ‘humorous’ tale of the killing of one human being by another.  This particular story is an excellent example of ..."

(wonderwisdom.wordpress.com)

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03/03/2013


ANIMALS

'Extinction crisis' focus for summit - 3 March 2013
"Delegates from 178 countries face critical decisions as they meet to review the convention on international trade in endangered species (CITES).
New plans to protect elephants, rhinos and other species will be discussed at a critical meeting that begins in Bangkok on Sunday."

+ VIDEO
+ How CITES works
(BBC)

Animal quiz (Audio)
"Play the first game, then click on "Start now" and decide which animal is talking."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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MONEY

Asia has most of the world's billionaires (March 3, 2013)
"A newly-published report on global wealth says that for the first time, Asia has more dollar billionaires than the USA."

- a lesson plan with AUDIO
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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MYTHS and HEROES

Myths and heroes by Marina Courvoisier - with videos
See the full transcript
(prezi.com)


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02/03/2013


SCHOOL

 Une fiche sur la vidéo "This is Britain - School" - Niveau 6e 
envoyée par Dulce Araujo (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

 

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A NEW PAGE :

TOEIC
Test Of English for International Communication

Presentation - Tips - Videos - Tests

 


INTERJECTIONS

Star Wars Rock - Interjections
(YouTube)

 

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TECHNOLOGY

Technology superstars ask kids to code (March 1, 2013)
"The biggest names in technology want today's children to learn computer programming.
Other stars, from the world of sport, entertainment, fashion, etc., also say kids need to learn to code."
- a lesson plan with AUDIO

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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SUFFIXES

Suffixes That Denote Relation or Resemblance
(dailywritingtips.com)

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VOCABULARY / CAR

Synonyms for “Car”
(dailywritingtips.com)

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GUNS / JOBS

Cartoon: Guns and Jobs
"This cartoon by Bob Englehart from the Hartford Courant is a contribution to the gun control debate, ..."

+ COMMENTARY + VOCABULARY + LESSON IDEA + RELATED ARTICLES
(englishblog.com)

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HORSE MEAT

Reuters Video: Surprise revival for horsemeat in France
"Horse butchers in France notice a rise in horsemeat sales following a scandal in which horsemeat was found
in products labelled as beef in countries across Europe. Sunita Rappai reports."

+ TRANSCRIPT + RELATED ARTICLES
(englishblog.com)

Horse meat - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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ART

Reuters Video: Taken Banksy is removed from sale in US
"A Banksy artwork which was taken from a London street and put up for auction in the U.S. has been withdrawn from sale. Sarah Toms reports."

+ TRANSCRIPT + RELATED ARTICLES
(englishblog.com)


Reuters Video: Roy Lichtenstein's London restrospective
"A major retrospective exhibition of work by pop art pioneer Roy Lichtenstein, famed for his comic strip-style artwork,
is being hosted by London's Tate Modern Gallery. Tara Cleary reports."

+ TRANSCRIPT + RELATED ARTICLES
(englishblog.com)

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