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Merci de me signaler tout lien mort ou corrompu.
De manière générale, il est de votre responsabilité de vérifier le contenu des pages qui seront vues par vos élèves.

The links on this site are checked as regularly as possible.
However, because they are very numerous, some of them may not have been updated when you use them.
Please let me know if any of them is dead or corrupted.
In any case, it is your responsibility to check the contents of the sites before your pupils visit them.

Michelle Henry (michelle.henry7@gmail.com)

 

 

14/05/2013


HEALTH

New coronavirus can spread among humans (May 14, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The World Health Organisation has warned that a new coronavirus strain could be passed from human to human.
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(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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IDIOMS

Learning Idioms in context - BBC Learning English - The English We Speak : Excellent
(BBC)

Learning English Idioms in context - The Teacher video + script - Excellent
(BBC)

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PRIVACY

Do you care about your privacy in the web?
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Armelle MEYER (Ac. Bordeaux)

 

13/05/2013


POLLUTION

Carbon dioxide at record high level (May 12, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is now at a record high. An American weather station in Hawaii recorded the new high on the 9th of May."
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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MOTHER'S DAY

If You Could Change One Thing about Mom
"Children say one thing that they would like to change about their mother."

(englishcentral.com)

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SUPERHEROES

Real Life NYC ‘Superheroes’ Take Matters Into Their Own Hands - Article + Video
"Members of the New York Superheroes go by names like “Snipe,” “Spyder,” “Dark Guardian,” and “Spector,” names
that could have been pulled straight from the pages of a comic book, and they take their commitment to doing good very seriously..."

(newyork.cbslocal.com)

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THE US CONSTITUTION

The U.S. Constitution for kids + poems and songs + puzzles
(immigrationdirect.com)

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12/05/2013


JOBS

The Present perfect with Daniel Seddiqui.
"Perhaps, you have seen this young man on TV. Read his intro and work on his unique experience." 50 jobs in 50 states.

- a video with an activity : "Complete the paragraph by filling in the missing terms."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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11/05/2013


LESSON

Melancholia: 2nd Conditional - a lesson
"Although many people criticized this movie, I really liked it. Thought-provoking, its two different stories hypnotized me until the last scene.
This activity is to practice the use of the 2nd conditional orally."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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LOVE

What’s the Best Way to Refer to a Romantic Partner?
"One of the oddities of the English language is that though many words have multiple synonyms, and we have words for many things we rarely refer to,
one of the most ubiquitous concepts in American society has no name: There’s no ideal term for an unmarried party in a romantic relationship..."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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ROUTINES

Everyday - a lesson
"This lesson is designed around a beautiful short film called Everyday by Gustav Johansson and the theme of everyday routines and empathy.
Students imagine and write about a day in the life of their partner, speak about their daily routines and watch a short film.

Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Time: 60 minutes

Language: Present simple for routines, vocabulary related to everyday activities and second conditional."
(film-english.com)

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10/05/2013


TABLETTES NUMERIQUES

Equipement - Tablettes numériques à l'école
(Ac. Martinique)

1- Dossiers et sites consacrés à l'usage des tablettes
2- Usage des tablettes numériques en langue vivante
3- Veille pédagogique et communautés d'enseignants
4- Trouver des applications
5- Des idées pour la classe
6- Tutoriels
7- Développer des applications Androïd pour tablettes numériques


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STATE OPENING of PARLIAMENT

Cartoon: The Queen's Speech
+ BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + COMMENTARY + VOCABULARY + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

Highlights of the State Opening of Parliament - 8 May 2013
"The Queen has delivered her speech at the State Opening of Parliament, outlining the government's new legislative programme.
There were 15 new bills, including tougher laws on immigration, and new rules on pensions and social care.
Watch the key moments of the day."

+ In pictures: The Queen's Speech
(BBC)

Queen’s Speech 2013 - full text
(gov.uk)

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DRUGS

Limitless "is a 2011 American thriller film directed by Neil Burger and starring Bradley CooperAbbie Cornish, and Robert De Niro..." (Wikipedia)


     

Limitless : "A writer discovers a top-secret drug which bestows him with super human abilities." (imdb.com)

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NUMBERS

Numbers, Months, Days, and Years - interactive activity
"Learn numbers, months, days and years in American English."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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08/05/2013


STORIES

Infographic: “Seven Steps To The Perfect Story”
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

 

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MIND MAPS

Mind maps by A. Pihuit Humbert
(picasaweb.google.com)

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SPORT

Quarter of Brits walk an hour a week (May 8th, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Research has found that 25 per cent of British people walk for less than one hour each week. That's just nine minutes a day.
Another 43 per cent walked for less than two hours per week."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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DYSLEXIA

Reading Fluency Flash Cards - with videos
(readingresource.net)

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07/05/2013


A new page :

GOOD WILL HUNTING :

THE FILM - TEACHING

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06/05/2013


POLLUTION

Promised Land
"is a 2012 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Matt Damon...
Promised Land follows two corporate salespeople who visit a rural town in an attempt to buy drilling rights from the local residents...
During filming and afterward, the film's highlighting of the resource extraction process hydraulic fracturing,
colloquially known as "fracking", emerged as a topic of debate."

See 4 Fracking as film topic
(Wikipedia)

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OPPOSITES

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BEAUTY

Real beauty - a lesson plan
"This lesson plan is designed around a short film by John X. Carey which was commissioned by Dove and the theme of beauty.
Students describe portraits, talk about beauty, watch a short film and write a detailed self-portrait."

Language level: Upper Intermediate (B2) – Advanced C1
Time: 90 minutes

(film-english.com)

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05/05/2013


GUNS

Behind-the-scenes at US rifle convention in Texas - 5 May 2013
(BBC)

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WORLD HERITAGE

Mount Fuji to be World Heritage site - a lesson plan with audio (May 4th 2013)
"Japan's Mount Fuji will become a World Heritage Site in June.
The United Nations decided on April the 30th to give the famous mountain UNESCO World Heritage status."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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04/05/2013


COULD

Hall Pass: Modal for Possibility - COULD - a lesson
"This is a funny movie with great scenes. I had a lot of fun watching it. I used this scene to talk about modals for possibility, especially COULD."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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CLOTHES / LABOUR

Cartoon: The Warning Label
THE CONTEXT + THE CARTOON + VOCABULARY + EXPLANATION + DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
(englishblog.com)

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SHAKESPEARE

Shakespeare for teens
Why teach Shakespeare? / What should I teach? / How can I teach Shakespeare? / Conclusion

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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PUNCTUATION

Funny English Punctuation Comics
(adultesljobs.com)

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LANGUAGE

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SHOPPING

Mixer 141 - Shopping Online
Listen to the Mixer crew talks about their thoughts on shopping online.
Transcript + Audio Slide Show + Vocabulary

(elllo.org)

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RESTAURANT

Video Lesson 5 - A Favourite Restaurant
with a downloadable videoclip, student's worksheets and teacher's notes
(insideout.net)

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SOCIAL MEDIA

The Complete History of Social Media - an interactive infographic
(visual.ly)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


JOBS

Worst Jobs in the World
(laphamsquarterly.tumblr.com)

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CHILDREN

Photos of Children From Around the World With Their Most Prized Possessions
(featureshoot.com)

Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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Cartoon: 50 Things Children Should Do
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + FOR TEACHERS + FOR LEARNERS + DISCUSSION QUESTIONS + LINK

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Go on a long bike ride, explore caves and swim in the sea: The 50 adventures every child should have by the age of 11¾
(dailymail.co.uk)

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02/05/2013


PHRASES / EXPRESSIONS

English in a Minute: My Two Cents
"What does it mean when some one says "I'll throw my two cents in?". Watch this program to find out what this means in American English."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Jack Of All Trades
"What does it mean when somebody is a "Jack Of All Trades"? Watch this program to find out what this phrase means in American English."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

English in a Minute
"Have you ever heard someone say "What's Up?". Find out what this phrase means in American English."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Nicknames for New York City
"One language expert describes why New York City might be called "The Big Apple"."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Barack OBAMA

English Lesson Plan on Barack Obama :
Word Doc | PDF | MP3 Listening | Online Exercise

(famouspeoplelessons.com)

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MOTHER'S DAY (in the USA)

English Lesson Plan on Mothers Day :
Word Doc | PDF | MP3 Listening | Online Exercise

(eslholidaylessons.com)

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CINCO DE MAYO

English Lesson Plan on Cinco De Mayo :
 Word Doc | PDF | MP3 Listening | Online Exercise

(eslholidaylessons.com)

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PRESS

English Lesson Plan on World Press Freedom Day :
Word Doc | PDF | MP3 Listening | Online Exercise
(eslholidaylessons.com)

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BAD HABITS

Listening + 9-Page Handout + Quizzes on Bad Habits
(listenaminute.com)

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EXAMS / FATE

I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate||Spoken Word by Suli Breaks.
"I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate" picks up on the education topic but takes a different stance and angle
from "Why I Hate School But Love Education". This poem talks about..." (Read below the video on YouTube.)

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Muriel O'Mahony (Ac Montpellier)

 


SHOPPING

Eye-tracking software will look at you shop - a lesson plan with AUDIO (May 2nd, 2013)
"New computer software will soon be keeping an eye on you, or on your eyes, when you go shopping.
It is called the Sideways project because it tracks the movement of your eyes as you glance at products on shelves."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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01/05/2013


NEBRASKA

Nebraska State Symbols Games
"Learning about your state's symbols is a rite of passage for all upper elementary kids.
Remembering your state flower, your state bird, your state tree, your state motto and even nickname can be difficult,
but learning with online games can make it much easier and much more fun!...
Nebraska is also called “The Tree Planters’ State”."

(learninggamesforkids.com)

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FOOD / EXERCISE

Menu shows exercise needed to lose weight - a lesson plan with AUDIO (April 30, 2013)
"New research reveals that restaurant menus showing how much exercise is needed to burn off calories could be good for losing weight."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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Conan DOYLE

Sherlock Holmes | Learn English | English Jokes
(YouTube)

 

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FILM EDUCATION TO CLOSE AND ALL STAFF TO BE MADE REDUNDANT 
(filmeducation.org)

Thanks to Laure Peskine

 


DESCRIBING

Describing people (listening Quiz)
Created by Ren
ée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)
"1. Play the 1st game, match the pictures and the sentences.
2. Click on "Start now" and take the listening quiz..."

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LESSON

The Water Horse: Cryptids, Loch Ness Monster - a lesson plan
"Talking about the mystery that involves the Loch Ness Monster is a common moment in English classes because of its far fetched story. 
I edited this scene to make the context more appealing to those who know little about the monsters origin."

(warmupsfollowups.blogspot.fr)

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MAY

May quotes
ex.: "Another May new buds and flowers shall bring: Ah! why has happiness no second Spring?"
Charlotte Smith Quotes , Source: Elegiac Sonnets and Other Poems (sonnet II)

(worldofquotes.com)

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