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MAY 2018 - PART 1 - NEW SITES

 

MAY 2018

01 - May Day
03 - World Press Freedom Day
05 - Cinco de Mayo
05 - Free Comic Book Day
09 - Europe Day
12 - World Fair Trade Day
13 - Mothers' Day (in the USA)
15 - International Day of Families
20 - Pentecost (Whitsun)
22 - International Day for Biological Diversity
24 - Red Nose Day
28 - Memorial Day
29 - Oak Apple Day
31 - World No-Tobacco Day



07/05/2018


LESSON PLAN

Cyril Dussuchaud (Ac. Limoges) :
Petite illustration des méfaits/dangers de l'utilisation abusive des traducteurs en ligne
quand on cherche à traduire la célèbre chanson 'You'll Never Walk Alone' des supporters de Liverpool.
Ce n'est donc pas que du foot ;-)))
http://www.englishnexon.com/pages/for-teachers-only/you-ll-never-walk-alone-1.html

 

Singapore-Kuala Lumpur world's busiest air route (May 06, 2018) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new report says Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is the world's busiest international air route."

Try the same news story at these easier levels: Air Routes - Level 0Air Routes - Level 1 or  Air Routes - Level 2
Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA

Information watchdog seeks Cambridge Analytica data - 7 May 2018
"Cambridge Analytica has been ordered to turn over information it has on US citizen David Carroll by the UK's data protection watchdog."

(BBC)

UK regulator orders Cambridge Analytica to release data on US voter - 5 May 2018
"In landmark cross-border decision, Information Commissioner’s Office gives company 30 days to comply with David Carroll’s request"

(theguardian.com)

Cambridge Analytica is dead – but its obscure network is alive and well - 5 May 2018
"The company’s executives have formed a web of linked companies, suggesting its work will continue"

+ What is the Cambridge Analytica scandal? - video explainer
(theguardian.com)

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SPACE

Could Trump's 'Space Force' become a reality? - VIDEO - 7 May 2018
"We're getting very big in space," says the US president. What would a new branch of the military do?"

(BBC)

 

Scientists Observe Birth of Huge Galaxy Cluster - Text + Audio + Quiz - 6 May 2018
"Observations of a huge group of galaxies slowly crashing together could change what scientists had believed about the early history of our universe."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Nasa launches InSight spacecraft to explore the insides of Mars - 5 May 2018
- $1bn mission blasts off from California instead of Florida
- Scientists hope three-legged craft will probe interior of red planet
+ Nasa launches InSight lander on mission to Mars - video

(theguardian.com)

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SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE

Thousands of Scottish independence supporters march through Glasgow - with pictures - 5 May 2018
"March was organised by All Under One Banner coalition, which aims to run regular events until ‘Scotland is free’"

(theguardian.com)

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WINDRUSHERS

'I was capturing living history': Jim Grover on his photographs of south London's Windrushers - 5 May 2018
"For a year, photographer Jim Grover immersed himself in the world of south London’s Windrush generation – at home, in church and at the domino club"

+ See a gallery of Jim Grover’s photographs of the Windrush generation
(theguardian.com)

Windrush: portrait of a generation – in pictures - 5 May 2018
"Next month marks the 70th anniversary of the arrival of Empire Windrush and the beginnings of Britain’s first Caribbean communities, now in the news following scandalous treatment by the Home Office. For a year, photographer Jim Grover has captured the lives of south London’s Windrush generation – at the domino club, in church and ‘still rocking to ska in our chairs’."

+ Visit the website for the Windrush: Portrait of a Generation photo essay
+ Read an interview with Jim Grover about the genesis of the project

(theguardian.com)

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HAWAII

Hawaii rocked by strongest quake in 40 years as Kilauea volcano erupts - VIDEO - 5 May 2018
(telegraph.co.uk

 

Kilauea volcano: earthquakes follow eruption as Hawaii orders evacuations - with pictures and a video - 5 May 2018
"Lava spurts through cracks in roads and flows in residential areas on Big Island before earthquakes with magnitudes of 5.4 and 6.9 reported"
+ Hawaii: hundreds evacuated after Kilauea volcano erupts – video report

(theguardian.com)

Hawaii becomes first US state to ban sunscreens harmful to coral reefs - 3 May 2018
"In a bid to protect its marine environment, Hawaii has passed a bill banning sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate,
chemicals that have ‘significant harmful impacts’ on ecosystems"

(theguardian.com)


A damaged coral reef in the Pacific. Chemicals from sunscreens can cause coral to bleach.

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TRUMP / CHINA

US Raises Concerns over China's Missiles in South China Sea - Text + Audio + Pictures - 4 May 2018
"On Wednesday, the U.S. news network CNBC reported China had installed missile systems on three man-made islands in the South China Sea.
The report did not name the source but said the information came from U.S. intelligence."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THE KENTUCKY DERBY

Horses, Hats and Roses: The Kentucky Derby is a Mix of Customs - Text + Audio + Pictures - 4 May 2018
"The Kentucky Derby, in the southern city of Louisville, is the youngest of the three Triple Crown races. It is arguably the most famous horse race in the world.
It is often called the “most exciting two minutes in sports".”

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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Maya ANGELOU

What It Takes - Maya Angelou, Part 1 - Text + Audio - 4 May 2018
"Maya Angelou, who died in 2014, was a sage and officially a national treasure. President Obama gave her the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist.
(Wikipedia)

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RHINOS

Three rhinos killed by poachers in Kenya's Meru National Park-Ministry - 3 May 2018
"Three rhinos were found dead with their horns missing in Kenya’s Rhino Sanctuary in Meru National Park on Wednesday
in what the country’s Ministry of Tourism is calling an act of poaching."

(af.reuters.com)

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POVERTY in UK

A million more UK children in poverty than in 2010 – study - 7 May 2018
"About 3.1 million children of working parents now below breadline after government’s benefit cuts, according to TUC"

(theguardian.com)

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Gina HASPEL

Trump backs CIA nominee Gina Haspel after she offered to quit - 7 May 2018
"President Donald Trump has defended his nominee to head the CIA after she offered to withdraw
amid concern over her role in harsh interrogation techniques widely seen as torture."

(BBC)

Donald Trump's pick to run the CIA, Gina Haspel, offered to withdraw over 'torture' role - 7 May 2018
"President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel, has offered to withdraw over concerns about her role
in the agency's interrogation programme, according to sources familiar with the matter."

+ Profile | Gina Haspel
(telegraph.co.uk)

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Vladimir POUTINE

Vladimir Putin sworn in for fourth term in Kremlin ceremony - with pictures - 7 May 2018
"Russian president promises to serve people faithfully amid tensions with west and domestic discontent over poverty"

+ Q&A: Does Russia present a credible threat to the UK?
(theguardian.com)

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LIFE IN A PRISON

Life in a prison with 5,500 other inmates - 2 May 2018
"Thousands of those caught up in the Philippines war on drugs end up in Manila City Jail where they often spend years waiting for their day in court.
Dennis Garcia, accused of two counts of robbery, has spent 16 years waiting for his trial.
He tells the BBC's Howard Johnson what life inside the jail is like."

(BBC)

 

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IRAQ after IS

Survival and division in Iraq after IS - VIDEO (Contains some violence and some upsetting scenes) - 6 May 2018
"The BBC's Feras Kilani returns to Mosul to assess the human cost after the fight against the Islamic State group."

(BBC)

 

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TRUMP / IRAN

Revealed: Trump team hired spy firm for ‘dirty ops’ on Iran arms deal - 5 May 2018
"Israeli agency told to find incriminating material on Obama diplomats who negotiated deal with Tehran.
Aides to Donald Trump, the US president, hired an Israeli private intelligence agency to orchestrate a “dirty ops” campaign
against key individuals from the Obama administration who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal, the Observer can reveal."

(theguardian.com)

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