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09/02/2015


RUGBY

Six Nations Championship
"The Six Nations Championship[a] is an annual international rugby union competition involving six European sides: 
England
FranceIrelandItalyScotland and Wales. It is sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland."

(Wikipedia)

 

2015 Six Nations Championship
"known as the 2015 RBS 6 Nations because of the tournament's sponsorship by the Royal Bank of Scotland, will be the 16th series of the Six Nations Championship, the annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship. It will be contested by EnglandFranceIrelandItalyScotland and Wales. Including the competition's previous incarnations as the Home Nations Championship and Five Nations Championship, it will be the 121st edition of the tournament."

(Wikipedia)


Fiches "repères culturels" concernant le tournoi des 6 nations - worksheets
Créées par Carole Mayon (Ac. Versailles)
- The Six Nations - 6ème
- The Six Nations - 5ème
- The Six Nations - 4ème
- The Six Nations - 3ème

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TECHNOLOGY

Why the modern world is bad for your brain - 18 January 2015
"In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll.
Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient."

(theguardian.com)

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Thanks to Janet Berthaud (Ac. Orléans-Tours)

 


SHOPPING

SHOPPING - EXPRESSION ECRITE : DIALOGUE - a worksheet
Created by Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

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Voici trois nouveaux articles avec des exercices créés grâce à learningapps.org
par Laurence HAQUET (Ac. Rouen) :


 

08/02/2015


FRIENDS

Android: Friends Furever
(YouTube)
"This new advertisement for Android features animals of varied species enjoying each others' presence
and obviously focusing on what unites rather than divides them. Perhaps humans could learn a lesson from such loving and tolerant behavior.
The ad is set to "Oo-De-Lally," the song from from Disney's animated movie Robin Hood."

(Neatorama)

 

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DAD / LIES

"My dad's story": Dream for My Child | MetLife
(YouTube)
"A little girl loves her daddy dearly, and admires him, too. Still, she knows more about her daddy than he realizes. She know he’s a liar. 
It looks like the ad agency that does those Thai Life Insurance ads got hired to produce this one for MetLife Hong Kong. Better grab your hanky."

(Neatorama)

 

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SONG / LAZY DAY

Lazy Day Rap - The Crappy Rap Project (HD)
(YouTube)
+ Activity
Created by Sophie Morin (Ac. Orléans-Tours)

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VALENTINE

Love Story
"In this ESL activity, students play a present perfect grammar game and read a love story at the same time."

(teach-this.com)

Thanks to Sophie Morin (Ac. Orléans-Tours)

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Dating - The Dos and Donts - with worksheets, audio and videos
Created by Laurence Bernard (Ac. Martinique)
"Au terme du travail de compréhension mené sur deux extraits d’une vidéo de 1949 intitulée "Dating, the Dos and Donts",
les élèves auront pour tâche de rédiger un message de rendez-vous galant ou d’enregistrer ce même message
tel qu’ils le laisseraient sur la messagerie vocale de l’élu(e)..."

(another-teacher.net)

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EXCUSES / IRREGULAR VERBS

Irregular verbs - BAD EXCUSES, GOOD EXCUSES or a simple version
Created by Céline Kautz (Ac Nancy Metz)

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CRIME

Misconceptions about Crime - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep. 13)
(YouTube)
"Is violent crime on the rise? Is pleading insanity an effective defense? Is the prison population increasing? If so, why?
How does the legalization of medical marijuana factor into the big picture? Mental Floss discusses these issues and more."

(Neatorama)

 

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William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats - Lesson plans and teaching ideas
|Biography and Background| |Specific Poems|
(webenglishteacher.com)

 

Yeats : Selected Poems
(agreg-ink.net)

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Thanks to Evelyne Vittoz (Ac. Amiens)

 


SONGS

Funny Song: The Homework Song
(YouTube)

 

 

I Did My Homework
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Ghislaine Bourrachot (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand)

 


ART

Gauguin painting breaks sale record at nearly $300m - 7 February 2015
"A painting of two Tahitian girls by the French artist Paul Gauguin has been sold for $300m (£197m), making it the most expensive work of art ever sold."

+ Some of the most expensive paintings
(BBC)

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SUBWAY

Big Data and Bacteria: Mapping the New York Subway’s DNA - Article + Interactive map + Video - 5 February 2015
"Scientists in 18-Month Project Gather DNA Throughout Transit System to Identify Germs, Study Urban Microbiology"

(wsj.com)

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06/02/2015


STREET ART

26 of the Best Street Art Photos
(enpundit.com)

 

World of Street & Outdoor Arts
(scoop.it)

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PLANES

Solar-Powered Plane to Fly Around the World - Article + Audio + Video - 3 February 2015
"Pilots flew an earlier model of the plane from Switzerland to Morocco and across the United States.
They plan to fly the new version, the SI-2, around the Earth in 25 flying days over a five month period.
The project will show renewable energy and clean technologies can be used anywhere."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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POACHING

Rhino Poaching Reaches Record Level in 2014 - Article + Audio
"Official says a record number of the large animals were killed last year even as the government strengthens its efforts to stop poachers.
Demand for rhino horn in Asia said to be responsible for many of the killings. And official is looking for ways to stop the trade in rhino horns."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TALE

Paul Bunyan, An American Folk Tale - Article + Audio + Video
"Today we tell a traditional American story called a “tall tale.” A tall tale is a story about a person who is larger than life.
The descriptions in the story are exaggerated – much greater than in real life.
Here's a tall tale about Paul Bunyan, a hero of North America’s lumberjacks."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Paul Bunyan, An American Folk Tale - Video
"Paul Bunyan was a hero of North America’s lumberjacks, the workers who cut down trees. He was known for his strength, speed and skill."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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WEDDINGS

11 Things You Didn’t Know About Weddings
"It’s not all fondant and games. Jen Doll, author of Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest,
reveals what today’s traditions owe to evil spirits, dental hygiene, and Queen Victoria."

(neatorama.com)

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ROBOTS

Prototype robot fireman unveiled by US Navy - Video - 5 February 2015
"US Navy scientists have unveiled a prototype fire-fighting robot.
The Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot is the size of a human and is capable of detecting fires.
It can withstand higher heat for longer periods than humans."

(BBC)

US Navy unveil prototype for firefighting robot
(YouTube)

 

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CRIME

Homicide, Murder and Manslaughter
(dailywritingtips.com)

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WOULD

Delivery Man: WOULD - Different uses
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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05/02/2015


NEW INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES created by Laurence HAQUET (Ac. Rouen)

In the house: http://chagall-col.spip.ac-rouen.fr/spip.php?article884

 


NEW LINKS from Nancy Hugues (Ac. Lille)

Ces vieux métros new-yorkais qui terminent dans l’océan
« Next Stop, Atlantic ». "C’est le nom d’une très belle série de clichés réalisés par le photographe Stephen Mallon,
qui a suivi durant trois ans le dernier voyage des vieux métros new-yorkais. ..
Au-delà de l’intérêt artistique de la chose, il oblige aussi de s’interroger sur l’impact que ces rejets ont réellement sur l’environnement."

(meretmarine.com)

 

Stephen Mallon - His site - Photography
(stephenmallon.com)


Next stop the REAL Atlantic! New York subway cars are dumped in the sea to create artificial reefs for millions of fish - 20 January 2015
(dailymail.co.uk)

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LINKS from Gaëlle Lantin (Ac. La Réunion)

TimesTalks
"TimesTalks are live, online and video conversations between New York Times journalists and 21st-century talents and thinkers.
Created in 1998, TimesTalks have entertained and enlightened audiences throughout the U.S., from New York, Washington and Chicago to Los Angeles,
San Francisco and the Sundance Film Festival 2011–2014. TimesTalks have also been held in Canada for Toronto’s Luminato Festival 2013–2014,
at the 2012 London Olympics, in Paris in 2012, at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011, and in Spain — at Aviles in 2011 and Madrid 2012–2013.
In the past 16 years, TimesTalks have become part of the global dialogue
about film, theater, music, art, books, television, style, ideas, politics and world affairs."

(YouTube)

TIMESTALKS AT SUNDANCE 2015
(timestalks.com)

 

Age 6 and applying to college - 4 February 2015
(nytimes.com)

 

 

My Secret Life as a Graffiti Artist
"A successful property surveyor was jailed this week after his secret life as a tagger was uncovered.
But he wasn't unusual – lots of us are middle-aged family men with good jobs."

(theguardian.com)

 

The Culture of Tube Graffiti is dying
"For graffiti writers the ever-dwindling rewards and ever-increasing penalties are ending the romance."

(theguardian.com)

Spraying the 70s : the pioneers of British graffiti
"From Malcolm McLaren and the Angry Brigade to Madness and Heathcote Williams by way of George Melly’s garage,
a much-admired and now reissued photo book traces the story of Britain’s graffiti pioneers."

(theguardian.com)

 

Cities within cities : the graffiti artists who are shaking up maps
"Street artists are showing how they’d map cities differently in a new show that lets visitors step into their clandestine worlds.
Conventional cartography this is not .."

(theguardian.com)



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FILM

WORDS and PICTURES
" is a 2013 American drama film directed by Fred Schepisi...
Croyden is an upscale college preparatory school in Maine that hires teachers for their advanced courses who are accomplished professionals.
Jack Marcus is a writer and poet who teaches the advanced writing class...
Dina Delsanto is an artist who has just been hired to teach the advanced art class, which has the same students as Jack's writing class..."  

(Wikipedia)


Words and Pictures (2013) Movie Script
Quote from the film:
"A picture is worth a thousand words."

(springfieldspringfield.co.uk)

Forget art and literature. Words and Pictures’ Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche deliver chemistry lesson
(heraldsun.com.au)

Intellectual Dueling at a Prep School
Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche Star in ‘Words and Pictures’
(nytimes.com)

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SPORTS

The Epidemic of Cheating in Sports - Article + Audio
"Throughout time, cheating in sports has caused debate and dispute. Athletes often do whatever it takes to win in competition.
Some take drugs that are meant to improve their performance, such as steroids. These might make them run faster or hit a baseball harder."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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CLIMATE CHANGE

US Study Shows Climate Change Affecting Bird Migration - Video - 2 February 2015
"Seventy thousand bird watching volunteers counted birds in more than 2,400 areas for the National Audubon Society, a conservation group.
Their data showed that birds are staying farther north during the winter month."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Save the Rainforest
(YouTube)

 

 

Global Warming & the Rainforest: Raintrust Foundation Intro
(YouTube)

 

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TRIPS

MY TRIP TO AN ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRY
"Le but de l'activité de matching suivante est de vous permettre d'acquérir ou de réviser un certain nombre d'expressions utiles au
cours d'un séjour en pays anglophone. Vous allez être amenés à réagir à certaines situations explicitées en français. Il y a 28 pages au total."
(franglish.fr)

Mrs.Kerg Logbook London 2013
"Dans le cadre du séjour en Angleterre, vous allez devoir constituer un « Log Book» comprenant des éléments culturels, linguistiques et personnels..."

(clg-claudel-montigny.ac-versailles.fr)

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VALENTINE

Why do we celebrate Valentine's Day? - a lesson
(efllecturer.blogspot.com.es)

You are going to

  • read information in a video about Valentine's Day
  • do a true or false quiz based on the clip
  • read an infographic about Valentine's Day

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WISHES / REGRETS

Souhaits / Regrets - Une activité avec extraits audio (généreusement prêtés par Elllo) et 2 QCM interactifs.
(soundguideweb.com)

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03/02/2015


A NEW PAGE

MAGNA CARTA

 


HUMAN RIGHTS

How the world violates human rights, country by country - Article + Interactive map
"Human Rights Watch identifies the threats facing citizens in more than 90 countries including torture, detention and censorship.
Click on each shaded country (colour-coded by continent) for a snapshot of the situation there, according to HRW."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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SHOPPING

Le shopping - Chanson + Activité
"Tu aimes faire les magasins? Tes magasins favoris sont-ils dans la chanson?"

(learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

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CHEWING GUM

Dark Side of the Chew - Video
"It’s the world’s second most common form of litter. It’s invisible to most. Yet it lurks everywhere (including the bottoms of tables, desks and shoes).
How did we become so addicted to chewing gum and how is our consumption of trillions of sticks a year impacting our health and our planet?"

(darksideofthechew.com)

 

KATIE CHATS: PLANET IN FOCUS, ANDREW K. NISKER, FILMMAKER, DARK SIDE OF THE CHEW
(YouTube)

 

 

Le chewing-gum laisse sa trace sur les trottoirs du monde - Article - 3 Février 2015
(20minutes.fr)

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ART

30 Most Creative Large Scale Street Art Murals
(designbump.com)

 

Ebola survivor mural challenges 'no cure' belief - 2 February 2015
"Over a year ago, when the largest ever epidemic of Ebola began in West Africa, the general belief was that there was "no cure" for the disease.
But a unique mural in an Ebola treatment centre run by the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, shows that the truth is different.
Mark Doyle visited the mural with MSF's manager of the treatment centre, Duncan Bell."

(BBC)

 

 

Reduced Shakespeare Company: The art of the Bard's plays - Video
(BBC)

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NEW LINKS

SUPER BOWL 2015

 

01/02/2015


NEW YORK

New York Landmarks - A quiz
Created by Alicia Boudahri (from Vietnam)

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