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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)

 

 

31/05/2013


A NEW PAGE :

PROPAGANDA
(to be continued...)

Vocabulary - Facts - PowerPoints - Lesson plans -

Games
- Literature - Videos
- Cinema

(Permanent link)

 

30/05/2013


GAME

Ad of the Day: I Spy With My Little Eye Something Beginning With 'T' ...
+ TRANSCRIPT + NOTE
(englishblog.com)

 

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THE MARY ROSE

Inside the new Mary Rose museum - Article + Videos
"The Mary Rose, Britain's great Tudor warship, is the centrepiece of in a stunning new museum in Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard."

(telegraph.co.uk)

The Mary Rose: A Tudor ship's secrets revealed - Article + Video
+ The story of the Mary Rose
+ In pictures: Life on the Mary Rose
+ Mary Rose museum opens in Portsmouth at cost of £35m

(BBC)

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LOVE

Languages of love: 10 unusual terms of endearment
"Ten
unusual ways people refer to their other halves."
(BBC)

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CAN / SONG

Kids can do! ( A song of can & can't: ability)
(YouTube)

 

(Permanent link)

Thanks to Marielle Bianchi

 


BEAUTY / SURGERY

Jaw surgery – the new beauty fad (May 30, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Image-conscious South Koreans are trying the latest procedure in plastic surgery to enhance their looks - double-jaw surgery."
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Double-jaw surgery is the latest extreme addition to South Korea's plastic surgery fad
"The bone-cutting facial surgery has grown popular among young women who want a small, heart-shaped face, but its dangers include nerve damage and paralysis."

(nydailynews.com)



Double Jaw Surgery In South Korea - A Dangerous New Fad - Article + Video
(huffingtonpost.com)

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29/05/2013


NUKE

The word: Nuke - May 2013
(thewordofthemonth.com)

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TRAFFIC SIGNS

Traffic signs
"Read guidance about traffic signs used on British roads and motorways."
Download ‘Traffic signs’ (PDF, 486KB)
Download ‘Know your traffic signs’ (PDF, 9.2MB)

(gov.uk)

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AD

Nolan's Cheddar by John Nolan
Faire imaginer la fin...
(YouTube)

 

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28/05/2013


CINEMA

Border Run (The Mule)

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VIDEO GAMES

Chaîne YouTube sur les théories des jeux vidéo
"Sébastien Genvo, maître de conférences à l'Université de Lorraine et chercheur au CREM, vient de mettre en ligne une chaîne Youtube
qui se propose de présenter les théories des jeux vidéo, ceci par une série d'épisodes qui s'articulent autour d'une thématique.
Il y a pour l'instant deux épisodes, l'un sur jeux vidéo, art et culture, l'autre sur le game design, en plus d'une présentation générale.
Ces vidéos se veulent accessibles et orientées vers un large public (étudiants, professionnels, joueurs, institutions publiques...).
Alors que le champ des recherches sur les jeux vidéo se structure de plus en plus en France, l'idée est aussi de faite connaître des travaux
et réflexions qui ont été menés sur l'objet depuis le début des années 2000 (et même avant !) en France et à l'étranger.
Le projet est aussi destiné à devenir un espace de parole pour les chercheurs qui travaillent sur les jeux vidéo (il y aura des intervenants "invités").
Il s'agit aussi de répertorier des ressources utiles via des playlists, ou de réaliser de brefs reportages à l'occasion de manifestations scientifiques.
Il y aura certainement un épisode par mois."

Message du Centre de recherche sur les médiations
Communication, langage, art, culture

(EA 3476, université de Lorraine/université de Haute-Alsace)

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JOB

India's Trailblazers: The female bouncer - 28 May 2013 
"India and the country's attitude towards women have been in the spotlight for some months, following a series of violent assaults.
But far from seeing themselves as potential victims, some Indian women are breaking into industries usually dominated by men.
BBC News spoke to one woman, Sunita, who works as a nightclub bouncer."

(BBC)

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INFOGRAPHICS / INTERVIEW / SLEEP

Infographic: “Most Asked Interview Questions & How To Answer Them”
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

Two Infographics On Sleep
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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BIKERS / MEMORIAL DAY

Rolling Thunder Ride
It "is an annual ride and gathering that first started in 1988. Riders from around the nation, and even around the world rally in the Pentagon parking lots
and begin the run through the streets of Washington, D.C.  Afterward, it is an opportunity to meet old and new friends, pay respect at the memorials
and participate in the Memorial Day events."

See the photos.
(rollingthunderrun.com)

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US - UK

English to English: bridging the US-UK cultural divide
"English to English is The Guardian New York newsroom's new Tumblr blog which attempts to chronicle and catalogue (catalog?) UK-US cultural differences,
poke fun at the ‘special’ relationship and build a living glossary of news, slang and pop culture terms. Here's a video from the blog..."

+ COMMENT + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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iPADS

Pedagogy wheel for iPads
(edudemic.com)

(Permanent link)

Thanks to Julia Thompson (Ac. Montpellier)

 

27/05/2013


THE TOWN

Town Phrases 1 - by ELF Learning + Town Phrases 2
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Aulde de Barbuat

 


GRAMMAR / LESSON

The Pacifier: Simple Past x Past Continuous - a lesson
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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NEW YORK

Behind the scenes at Grand Central Terminal
"New York’s Grand Central Terminal is celebrating its centenary. 
About 750,000 people pass through the terminal every day and the building has more platforms than any other in the world. 
Fast Track goes behind the scenes to meet the workers who ensure everything keeps running on time."

(BBC)

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JOB / STEREOTYPES

Indian stuntwoman 'proud' to break stereotypes - 27 May 2013
"For the past few months India has been in the spotlight for a series of violent assaults on women
- but some females are challenging stereotypes and breaking into areas normally dominated by men.
Sanobar Pardiwala works as a stunt woman in the movie industry..."

(BBC)

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ART

What makes British art ‘British’?
(BBC)

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INFOGRAPHICS / MEMORIAL DAY / TORNADOES / BULLYING

Nice Memorial Day Infographic
+ Nice Memorial Day Infographic From The U.S. Census
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

Tornadoes - an infographic
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

Bullying - infographics
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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CIVIL RIGHTS / FILMS

Mississippi Burning "is a 1988 American drama-thriller film loosely based on the FBI investigation
into the real-life murders of three civil rights workers in the U.S. state of Mississippi in 1964..." 

(Wikipedia)

Ruby Bridges "is a 1998 made-for-television movie, written by Toni Ann Johnson and based on the true story of Ruby Bridges,
the first black student to attend integrated schools in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1960..."

(Wikipedia)

Malcolm X "is a 1992 American biographical motion picture about the African-American figure Malcolm X...
The film dramatizes key events in Malcolm X's life: his criminal career, his incarceration, his conversion to Islam, his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam 
and his later falling out with the organization, his marriage to Betty X, his pilgrimageto Mecca and reevaluation of his views concerning whites,
and his assassination on February 21, 1965..." 

(Wikipedia)

The Help

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26/05/2013


SONGS

SHAKA PONK - My name is Stain [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"My name is Stain I guess my dad he had the sense of humour
He gamme such a name cause stains they all mix together..."

(lyricsmania.com)

 

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The Graduation Song - Rhett & Link
"A musical wake-up call for high school graduates."

(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"For the past 18 years; your life's been pretty smooth;
Let's take a moment and reflect on; all you've had to do..."

(lyricsreg.com)

 

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Love lives - Dave Stewart - from the film Repo Men
"if life is a game we play
then just play it
if love can make your day
then just say it..."

(elyrics.net)
+ VIDEO
(YouTube)


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William Bell - Every day will be like a holiday
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"Everyday will be like a holiday
When my baby, when my baby comes home
Now she's been gone
for such a long time
ever since she's been gone,
she been on my mind..."

(lyricstime.com)


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23/05/2013


MEMOVOC

Hélène de Morel (Ac. Caen) a ajouté deux nouveaux parcours sur son site
Le premier permet de mémoriser les différentes façons d'exprimer la fréquence
et l'autre permet d'apprendre comment situer dans le temps.

(memovoc.com)

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IMMIGRATION

Pathways to America: Teaching About Immigration Changes - a lesson
(learning.blogs.nytimes.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


POSSESSIVES

10 Points About Possessives
"Writers are often challenged by the details of producing singular and possessive forms, but dealing with less common possessive variations can be downright vexing.
Here are guidelines about additional possessive constructions."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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CITIES

Plugging tomorrow’s cities into greener power sources - 23 May 2013
"Cities are growing at a frightening rate, and using more and more energy created from polluting fuels.
In the second expert viewpoint in our Building Tomorrow series, architect Richard Hyams says urban environments can help create the energy we need."

+ a slideshow + Related articles
(BBC)

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LANGUAGE

Franglais row: Is the English language conquering France? - 22 May 2013
"The French parliament is debating a new road map for French universities, which includes the proposal of allowing courses to be taught in English.
For some, this amounts to a betrayal of the national language and, more specifically, of a particular way at looking at the world
- for others it's just accepting the inevitable..."

(BBC)

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22/05/2013


CONFUSION : DAKAR (Senegal) / DHAKA (Bangladesh)

Couple flown to wrong continent after airline error
"Two US holidaymakers found themselves a long way from their intended destination after an airline confused two airport codes."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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SONG

The Lumineers - Ho Hey
- with interactive activities

(lyricstraining.com)

(Permanent link)

Thanks to Márcia Elena Schaedler from Brazil.

 


AUDIO-LINGUA / SCHOOL

** Juliette : is the school world of Harry Potter typical of British schools ? **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 par  Juliette (an English woman living in France) - 20 mai 2013
Juliette draws a parallel between school in Britain and various schools in literature.
-> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article3385

** Juliette : A levels in Great Britain **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 par  Juliette (an English woman living in France) - 20 mai 2013
Juliette explains what A levels consisted of when she was at school.
-> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article3387

** Juliette : state vs. independent schools in GB **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : B1 par  Juliette (an English woman living in France) - 20 mai 2013
Juliette went to both types of schools when she was young and compares both.
-> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article3386


** Ulka : school houses in India **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : A2 par  Ulka (India) - 20 mai 2013
In Ulka's school, students belong to a house.
->http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article3383



** Ulka : my school uniform in India **
Langue : Anglais, niveau : A1 par  Ulka (India) - 20 mai 2013
Ulka describes the uniforms she has to wear at school in India.
-> http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article3384

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TORNADO

Inside Twisters: Creating Scientific News Reports on Tornadoes - a lesson
(learning.blogs.nytimes.com)

MORE about tornadoes
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

(Permanent link

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


RELIGION

Religious intolerance on the rise (May 22, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A report from the U.S. State Department has highlighted the rise of religious intolerance worldwide.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave reporters a summary of the ''International Religious Freedom'' report."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Religious intolerance on the rise worldwide, says US report
"Pew Research Centre report says the US and UK are among countries showing a worrying rise in religious discrimination."

(guardian.co.uk)

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QUESTIONS

The Question Pitch
(vimeo.com)

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21/05/2013


TORNADO

Reuters Video: Search and rescue begins in Oklahoma + TRANSCRIPT + Related articles
"Search and rescue begins in an area near Oklahoma City Monday, after a tornado leaves widespread destruction. Deborah Lutterbeck reports."

(englishblog.com)

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RACISM

A fascinating map of the world’s most and least racially tolerant countries
(washingtonpost.com)

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CLONES

Cartoon: Cloned Babies Breakthrough
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + VOCABULARY + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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PROPAGANDA

Propaganda: Lies and distortion - The British Library's new exhibition
"Propaganda has a bad name. It is what repressive regimes use to glorify their leaders, motivate their citizens and demonise their enemies.
It is about lies and distortion, manipulation and misrepresentation."

+ Watch three examples of historical public information films
(BBC)

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CITIES

Cities: How crowded life is changing us
"More than half the world’s population are concentrated in urban areas, and this is having an effect not just culturally, but biologically too.
And advances in technology are adding an entirely new dimension to people’s lives."

(BBC)

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ENGLISH RITUAL YEAR

In pictures: A journey through the English ritual year - "rituals which mark the changing seasons"
(BBC)

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SONG / CANADA

Canadian, Please (YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"Brits have got the monarchy
The US has the money
But I know that you wanna be Canadian
The French have got the wine and cheese..."

(channelapa.com)

 

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MUSIC

How listening to 'sad songs' heals the blues
"Listening to sad songs is best way to get over a break up as it has same soothing effect as a sympathetic friend, researchers find."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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STORY

Belarus Soldier and Squirrel - with photos
"Soldiers in Belarus found a little squirrel and brought it to the Warrant officer. The squirrel was very weak and about to die, so the officer took care of it, fed it
like a baby every 4 hours. 3 months ago the guy left the army and now works as a taxi driver - and the squirrel is always in his pocket no matter where he goes!"
(animalliberationfront.com)

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RAILROAD

Miniatur Wunderland - official video 2012 - largest model railway / railroad of the world
"The official video about Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg, the largest model railway in the world, and one of the most successful tourist attractions in Germany.
On the 1.300 m² large layout, far more than a thousand trains, aircrafts, cars and ships move about. A wonder of the world in miniature.
Please, find more information onhttp://www.miniatur-wunderland.com."

(YouTube)

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20/05/2013


CHICAGO

Blues Brothers - Sweet Home Chicago from the film Blues Brothers. (YouTube)
+ LYRICS
"Come on
Oh baby don't you wanna go
Back to that same old place
Sweet home Chicago
"
(musique.ados.fr)

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NAMES

Here are the most popular baby names in 2012:
(socialsecurity.gov)

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INFOGRAPHICS

Top Countries with Nuclear weapons infographic
(visual.ly)

 

Hands of the World infographic
"This infographic “outlines different hand gestures of peace and where in the world the gesture may have originated."

(visual.ly)

 

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


ROUTINE

THIS IS WATER
"In 2005, author David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College.
However, the resulting speech didn't become widely known until 3 years later, after his tragic death. It is, without a doubt, some of the best life advice
we've ever come across, and perhaps the most simple and elegant explanation of the real value of education..."

Listen to the full speech here.
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


THE GREAT GATSBY

Teaching ‘The Great Gatsby’ With The New York Times
"We now have an all-new version of this post, updated for the new movie with teaching ideas as well as both the resources below and many new ones. Find it here."

(learning.blogs.nytimes.com)
Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-ferrrand) for the tip.

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BEHAVIOUR

China Vice Premier asks tourists to behave (May 20, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"China's Vice-Premier Wang Yang has asked Chinese tourists to behave better when they go overseas.
Mr Wang wants to make sure that all Chinese people give a good image of China when they visit other countries."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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CAN

Hotel Transylvania & Mr. Popper's Penguins: Modal for Ability/Permission CAN - a lesson plan
"Hotel Transylvania is an awesome movie. Funny, somewhat scary, and with lots of interesting lessons to teach.
Mr. Popper's penguins is an effective family movie, but the penguins are fantastic!"

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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MUSIC

Sad music helps mend broken hearts (May 18, 2013) - a lesson plan with audio
"New research suggests listening to sad music can help overcome the heartbreak of an ended relationship..."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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Mixtape - a lesson plan
"This lesson is designed around a short film called Mixtape by Luke Snellin and the theme of music. Students speak about music, write a narrative and watch a short film."
Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Time: 60 minutes

(film-english.com)

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SYNONYMS

45 Synonyms for “Old” and “Old-Fashioned”
"Our culture’s attitude toward age is reflected in the often-pejorative meanings of words synonymous with old and old-fashioned, though some are neutral or even reverent. Here are forty-five words that refer to people, places, and things that are, or are considered, old or old-fashioned. (Unrelated senses are also listed.)"

(dailywritingtips.com)

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19/05/2013


A NEW PAGE :

GOOGLE GLASS

Introduction - Explanations - Uses - Pictures - Problems - Debates - The future of Google Glass -

Interactive activities
- Lesson plans - Cartoons

 


THE GREAT GATSBY

The Great Gatsby / The Roaring Twenties
by Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-ferrrand)
(lewebpedagogique.com)

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16/05/2013


POLICE

DASH CAM VIDEO: Police Pursuit
"Portland Police Traffic Officer Mark James attempts to catch up to a traffic violator."
- with a surprise!

(YouTube)

 

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SHAKESPEARE

Hamlet Mash Up (2013)
"198 movies and TV shows quoting Hamlet in less than 15 minutes.."
Details below the video on YouTube.

(YouTube)

 

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ENERGISING CLASSES

Energising classes
"Do you have days when your learners seem tired or lacking in energy? How do you re-energise them?
Watch Dale's tips and let us know your ideas below!"

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

 


Getting the whole class talking

"The following activities are designed to get everyone talking. They can be used with all levels
because the language required to communicate is determined by the students..."

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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UK vs US spelling

UK vs US spelling: Separated by a Common Language [infographic]
To download high resolution poster click here.
(grammar.net)

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CINEMA / LESSONS

Free Handout + MP3 + 8 Online Quizzes on The Great Gatsby
(lessonsonmovies.com)

 



 Free Handout + MP3 + 8 Online Quizzes on Argo

(lessonsonmovies.com)

Free Handout + MP3 + 8 Online Quizzes on Skyfall
(lessonsonmovies.com)

Free Handout + MP3 + 8 Online Quizzes on Forrest Gump
(lessonsonmovies.com)


Free Handout + MP3 + 8 Online Quizzes on The Avengers
(lessonsonmovies.com)

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INSECTS / FOOD

United Nations asks us to eat insects (May 16, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new United Nations report says the we should all eat insects. The report is from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.
It is called 'Edible Insects: Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security'.
"
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Reuters Video: Insects an alternative to meat
+ TRANSCRIPT + Related articles
"Edible insects are being promoted by the United Nations as a low-fat and high-protein food for humans, a new U.N. report says. Sharon Reich reports."

(englishblog.com)

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FAMOUS SPEECHES

Speaking Frog: Videos of Famous Speeches
Speaking Frog is "a site which features videos and transcripts of speeches by famous people, past and present, real and fictional.
The nice thing about the site is that the videos and transcripts are presented side by side, so that you can read the transcript, or refer to it, as you watch...."

+ LINKS + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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LABOUR / SLAVERY

Cartoon: After Bangladesh
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION + NOTE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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SONGS / CAN / PRESENT PERFECT

Nas - I can
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"I know I can (I know I can) 
Be what I wanna be (be what I wanna be) 
If I work hard at it (If I work hard at it)
I'll be where I wanna be (I'll be where I wanna be)..."

(azlyrics.com)

 


Heather Small - Proud
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"What have you done today to make you feel proud?
It's never too late to try
..."

(metrolyrics.com)

 

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HISTORY

Our Story In 2 Minutes
(YouTube)

 

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15/05/2013


SUPERHEROES

Superhero Flashcards
(bogglesworldesl.com)

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EXCLAMATIONS

Comic strips in Brussels (exclamations)
"Look at the slideshow, listen carefully and play the game (Hangman)."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)



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In the background : World No-Tobacco Day