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JANUARY - PART 3 - NEW SITES




Les liens de ce site sont vérifiés le plus régulièrement possible.
Toutefois, de par leur très grand nombre, il se peut que certains d’entre eux n’aient pas été mis à jour au moment où vous les consultez. 
Merci de me signaler tout lien 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 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)

 

 

31/01/2014


Nelson MANDELA

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom - a worksheet created by Delphine Darrieumerlou (Ac. Bordeaux)
to go with the video : Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) Official Trailer (HD)

 

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29/01/2014


SUPER BOWL

Super Bowl XLVIII
 "is an upcoming American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos and National Football Conference (NFC)
champion Seattle Seahawks to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2013 season. It is scheduled to be held on February 2, 2014,
at MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, with kickoff scheduled for 6:25pm EST (UTC−05:00)."

(Wikipedia)

 

SUPER BOWL 2014 : ADS
(danstapub.com)

A beginner's guide to the Super Bowl - an infographic
(visually.netdna-cdn.com)
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

A Guide To American Football
(YouTube)

 

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ELEPHANTS

IVORY COAST ELEPHANT RELOCATION
- "part of an operation to relocate elephants that are threatened by some farmers in the region of Daloa, Ivory Coast, 20 January 2014...
According to the Ivorian ministery of Sustainable Development and Forestry the elephants already killed three people and destroyed countless crops." 

(vosizneias.com)

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SPEECHYARD

Speechyard - Learn English Online with Movies and Books
(englishblog.com)

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COMPUTERS

Nick D'Aloisio (born Nicholas D'Aloisio-Montilla[1][2][3] 1 November 1995)[4] 
"is an Australian-born British entrepreneur and computer programmer who created Summly 
which is a summarization, artificial intelligence technology developed with SRI International...
D'Aloisio was awarded "Innovator of the Year" in New York City by the Wall Street Journal for his work on Summly and at Yahoo.[8] D'Aloisio was also included
in TIME Magazine's 'Time 100' as one of the world's most influential teenagers,[9] as well as being profiled in their "Secrets of Genius" Publication.[10] "
(Wikipedia)



Lifeloggers (also known as lifebloggers or lifegloggers) "typically wear computers in order to capture their entire lives, or large portions of their lives."
Life caching "refers to a social act of storing and sharing one's life events in an open and public forum."
(Wikipedia)

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SIMILES WITH 'AS'

Crossword: Similes with 'As'
"Click here to download a PDF version, and here for an online version that should work on smartphones and tablets."

+ Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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SMOKING

Quit smoking adverts highlight toxic risk to brain - 29 December 2013
"A new public health campaign in England is highlighting the toxic damage tobacco smoke does to vital organs such as the brain, as well as the lungs."

(BBC)

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THE FAMILY

My First English Words, Family
(YouTube)

 


We Are Family | Learn English | Vocabulary Builder
(YouTube)

 

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THE BILL OF RIGHTS

The Bill of Rights
(govbooktalk.files.wordpress.com)


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THE QUEEN

Cartoon: Queen Charles
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + VOCABULARY + COMMENT + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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NATIVE AMERICANS

Epic photographic odyssey that documented Native Americans
(BBC)

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FESTIVAL / SCOTLAND

Up Helly Aa fire festival lights up Shetland - 28 January 2014
"Up Helly Aa is a famous event that celebrates Shetland's Viking heritage, culminating in the dramatic burning of a replica Viking galley.
It features a band of latter-day Viking warriors known as the Jarl Squad, and draws visitors from around the world."

+ Shetland's Vikings celebrate Up Helly Aa fire festival
(BBC)

In pictures: Up Helly Aa Viking fire festival
(BBC)

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Pete SEEGER



Pete Seeger, US folk singer, dies aged 94 + - 28 January 2014
"He spent seven decades performing and demonstrating - working with the US civil rights movement, environmental groups,
and most recently taking part in the Occupy Wall Street protests.
Nick Higham looks back at his life."

+ President Obama pays tribute to US folk singer Seeger
+ Obituary: Pete Seeger + US folk singer Pete Seeger dies + In pictures: Pete Seeger

(BBC)

Pete Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) "was an American folk singer..."
(Wikipedia)

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AT THE AIRPORT

Connection: a short film starring Jude Law - 10'11
"Two actors with very different concerns meet at an airport and find that they have more in common than it at first seems.
Inspired by a real-life incident and by Belarus Free Theatre, the film was written by Nicolai Khalezin and Laura Wade,
stars Nicolai Khalezin and Jude Law and is directed by Vladimir Shcherban."

(YouTube)

 

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OCEANS / FUTURE

Ocean 2050: How to sustain our biggest ecosystem - with photos
"Mankind is consuming the ocean’s resources at an alarming rate. How do we sustain this vital resource for generations to come?
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle outlines some of the ways to save this vital ecosystem."

(BBC)

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ROBOTS

Google Puts Money on Robots, Using the Man Behind Android - 4 December 2013
(nytimes.com)

Robots 'to work in supermarkets'
"BBC Click's Ian Hardy meets the robot engineered to look after you and your shopping at the check-out."

(BBC)

Robot salamander and cheetah run wild in London
"Robot Safari EU features a robot inspired by a salamander, a cheetah cub and a soft robotic arm intended for laparoscopic surgery."

(BBC)

Inside an underground Japanese robotic cycle park
(BBC)

Beyond human: How I became a cyborg - Article + Video
"When writer Frank Swain joined the ranks of the cyborgs, he discovered that it meant losing control of a part of his body.
In the first of our Beyond Human series, he explores why enhancing the senses raises surprising personal and ethical problems."

(BBC)

It's Not a Stuffed Animal, It's a $6,000 Medical Device
"Paro the Robo-Seal Aims to Comfort Elderly, but Is It Ethical?"

(online.wsj.com)


Cartoon: Google Robots vs. Amazon Drones
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

Four-winged robot flies like a jellyfish
(YouTube)
"The design should be especially useful for making centimetre-scale robots that drift through the air. It is quite robust – it can crash into objects while remaining unharmed...
We could use this type of robot to float around and take measurements..."
(NewScientist)

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TECHNOLOGY

CES 2014: Controlling home devices with smartphones
(BBC)

Google wants to run your home with Nest - Article + Videos
(edition.cnn.com)

Ultrasound device helps make virtual objects 'feel' real
"The creators of the device hope the technology might allow people to feel different temperatures, different materials or even pain."

(BBC)

Adidas MiCoach Smart Run: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a heart rate monitor bring fitness to a new level (hands-on) - Article + Video
(reviews.cnet.com)

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COMICS

Five comics to make you clever - 24 January 2014
"The British Library has announced a new exhibition of the graphic artform, rethinking it as a research tool. BBC Culture rounds up five smart publications."

(BBC)

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28/01/2014


DESCRIPTION / 'BRAVE'

Une séquence sur la description physique autour du dessin animé "Brave" - Niveau 6ème
créée par Aurélie Brochard (Ac. Nantes)

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THE MIDDLE-AGES

A worksheet to go with the song by Lily Allen "I'm a knight" (with answers)
Created by Isa Borelly (Ac. Amiens)

 

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SPYING

US and British spies 'get personal data from Angry Birds' - 27 January 2014
"US and British spy agencies routinely try to gain access to personal data from Angry Birds and other mobile applications, a report says...
It is the latest revelation from documents leaked by Edward Snowden."

(BBC)



Report: NSA 'collected 200m texts per day' - 17 January 2014
"The NSA extracted data on people's travel plans, contact networks, financial transactions and more based on the database of text messages, it was reported...
The reporting is based on leaks by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden and comes ahead of a key US policy announcement.
The NSA told the BBC the programme stored "lawfully collected SMS data"."

(BBC)

NSA able to target offline computers using radio-waves for surveillance, cyber-attacks - 16 January 2014
"The National Security Agency has implanted software in about 100,000 computers around the world, allowing the United States to surveil those machines
while creating a trail that can be used to launch cyber-attacks."

(rt.com)

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THE THAMES

Frost fair: When an elephant walked on the frozen River Thames
"It is 200 years ago since the last "frost fair" - an impromptu festival on a frozen Thames, complete with dancing, skittles and temporary pubs.
Could such hedonism be repeated today?"

(BBC)

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26/01/2014


NEW PAGES :

MAN and WOMAN

Activities to print Listening
Cartoons Pictures
Conversation Questions Poems
Domestic violence Posters
Essays Proverbs
Facts Signs
Interactive activities Songs
Interactive games Videos
International Day for the Elimination of violence against women Vocabulary
Jokes Webquests
Lesson plans  

Related pages :

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Family Love
Famous people Women's History
Friendship  

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY

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25/01/2014


THE TOWER OF LONDON

The Tower of London
"1 Click on the beefeater and learn some transparent words.
2 Watch the slideshow and play the game below, alone or with a partner."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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23/01/2014


DEATH PENALTY

Texas executes Mexican Edgar Tamayo, despite protests - 23 January 2014 - Article + Video
"In January 1994, Tamayo shot and killed police officer Guy Gaddis, 24, as he was being arrested for robbery. He was in the US illegally."

(BBC)

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DYSLEXIA

Dyslexia - Overview
See: Unit  7. Techniques for teaching vocabulary and grammar
Unit  8. Techniques for teaching listening and speaking
Unit  9. Techniques for teaching reading and writing
Unit 10. The assessment of dyslexic language learners
(course.dystefl.eu)

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Norman ROCKWELL

Expression écrite A2 - The Runaway
(pedagogie.ac-montpellier.fr)

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COLLEGES

33 Fun Facts About 33 Colleges - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep.43)
(YouTube)

 

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US PRESIDENTS

Disney The American Presidents: Abraham Lincoln - 4'44
(YouTube)

 

George Washington Biography - 2'14
(YouTube)

 

Thomas Jefferson Biography Video - 8.04
"Video I made using clips and pictures for my history class."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Armelle Meyer (Ac. Bordeaux)

 


SLAVERY

Modern-day slavery – news and teaching resources round up
"As stories emerge that three women have been kept as slaves for 30 years in London, use these links
to explore the issue in class for the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery."
+ LOTS OF LINKS
(theguardian.com)

12 years a slave (film) - SCRIPT
(simplyscripts.com)


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UK / POLICE

Armed police to wear body cameras in London (January 15, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Armed police in London will soon be wearing body cameras when they respond to incidents.
This is to ensure greater transparency and reduce speculation when police shoot people."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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TECHNOLOGY

Technology is Great: Level: B1+
"In this lesson students start by matching adjectives to images of London.
Then they focus on reading skills and vocabulary to describe business.
The extension activity practises presenting a product."

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

A Look at the Future of Technology - Text + Audio
"And, testing on Google Glass continues."
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LONDON / LESSON

London
"This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Simon Smith who recaptured the shots of London taken by Claude Friese-Greene in 1927.
Students talk about what they know about London, compare London in 1927 and now, do a dictation and discuss their home towns."

Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Time: 90 minutes
Topic: London and cities
Language: Vocabulary to describe towns and comparative forms

(film-english.com)

 

British Museum has most successful year (January 17, 2014)- a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The British Museum in London had its most successful year ever in 2013. More than 6.7 million visitors passed through its doors.
The previous record of 5.9 million was set in 2008"

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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CINEMA / SHAKESPEARE

Much Ado About Nothing 
"is a 2012 American romantic comedy film adapted for the screen, produced, and directed by Joss Whedon, from William Shakespeare's play of the same name...
The plot of the film is largely unchanged from that of Shakespeare's original play.[3] Differences include the modern-day setting, switching Conrade's gender,
eliminating several minor roles and consolidating others into Leonato's aide, and expanding Ursula's role by giving her a number of Margaret's scenes." 

(Wikipedia)


Much Ado About Nothing

"Vous trouverez sur ce site un dossier pédagogique destiné aux enseignants d'Anglais et deFrançais, ainsi qu'un entretien 
avec les universitaires Sarah Hatchuel et Ariane Hudelet, et la bande-annonce du film."

(zerodeconduite.net)

Thanks to Dalila Hachani (Ac. Créteil)

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450 Years of Shakespeare
"William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago. His birthday, 23 April, falls on St George’s Day, the English national holiday.
This year, there will be numerous events all around the world celebrating the Bard.
Look out for more articles here as events are announced, but some highlights will be:
world tour of Hamlet ...
Shakespeare in Love ...
teaching materials"

(newstandpoints.com)

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Thanks to Joanna Ajdukovic (Ac. Grenoble)

 


MLK

I Have A Dream Speech Analysis Lesson Plan + a video
"Find Every Literary Term in Martin Luther King Jr.’s Most Famous Speech...
This lesson plan allows students to review literary terms, rhetorical devices and figurative language with a scavenger hunt through “I Have a Dream” speech."

(blog.flocabulary.com)

A Promise Unfulfilled: 1962 MLK Speech Recording Is Discovered - with videos
(npr.org)

Double Take 'Toons: Martin Luther King Day
(myschoolbag.eklablog.com)

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NEW YORK

Over 1000 Photos From 1970s And 1980s NYC Now Online
(gothamist.com)
Lower East Side Tenement Museum Recreates Life in New York for Immigrants 100 Years Ago - Text + Audio
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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STREET ART

Building Detroit - Revok, Nekst, Pose
(YouTube)
"Here's an indie documentary from MOCAtv called Building Detroit- Revok, Nekst, Pose that pays tribute to the artist known as NEKST,
who started his artistic adventures in Houston and passed away in December 2012 of an overdose.
NEKST made friends and influenced the underground art world in cities across the globe, and in a city full of abandoned buildings just begging
to be brightened up with a splash of spray painted color called Detroit his friends REVOK and POSE are going to make sure that his legacy lives on."

(Neatorama)

 

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PEACE / WAR

AXE Peace | Call to Arms (Official Extended Cut)
(YouTube)

 

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OLD AGE / LOVE

MAKEOVER - Tropfest Australia 22 2013 Second Prize (TSI "CHANGE")
(YouTube)
"Horrie, an aging widower, decides it's time to start dating again, so he gives himself an extreme makeover.
The most disturbing part is the homemade facelift, but once you get past that, it's a delightful story.
The short film Makeover by Don Percy won second prize at Tropfest 2013."
(Neatorama)


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AT THE RESTAURANT

Lady and the Tramp: Bella Notte Extended
(YouTube)

 

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POEM

For I Will Consider My Cat Jeoffry
(spitalfieldslife.com)
"Poet Christopher Smart wrote the 89-line eulogy of his cat Jeoffry sometime between 1757 and 1763,
while he was an inmate at St Luke’s Hospital for Lunatics in London.
You can read the story of how that came about, and the poem's entire text, at Spitalfields Life. ...
As a celebration of the work, artist Paul Bommer illustrated every bit of the poem..."
(Neatorama)

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SPACE / SONG

Black Hole Science Rap | Coma Niddy
(YouTube)
The lyrics are below the video on YouTube.

 

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VIDEO GAMES

Can Video Games Make You Smarter?
(YouTube)

 

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