James Bowen (b. 15 March 1979, 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....
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."
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."
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."
Sesame Street: Counting the "You"s in 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)
"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."
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?"
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..."
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."
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..."
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."
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)
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
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?"
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
The Scarlatti Tilt
"The classic crime story from the writings of Richard Brautigan."
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 ..."
'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
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
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