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NOVEMBER 2011

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COMMERCIAL

Commercial Schotland

 

Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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NEWSPAPERS

British Library scans 18th and 19th-Century newspapers - 29 November 2011
"Four million pages of newspapers from the 18th and 19th centuries have been made available online by the British Library."

ARTICLE + VIDEO
(BBC)

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CHRISTMAS

Christmas Movies pictures
(freakingnews.com)

Top Ten Christmas Movies
(moviemobsters.com)

List of Christmas films
(Wikipedia)


Hunters in the Snow
- UPDATED
(funny-videoclips.net)

 

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Charlie Winston - Hello Alone (new single), plus interview
"Charlie talks about his new single, Hello Alone."

 

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BULLYING

Lady Gaga emails fan to praise anti-bullying campaign - 27 November 2011
"Lady Gaga has surprised one of her Canadian fans by recording a personal video message in support of his campaign against school bullies."

+ Gaga wants new law on bullying (23 September 2011) + Gaga launches anti-bully charity (3 November 2011)
(BBC)

Lady Gaga sends Toronto school anti-bullying video
ARTICLE + VIDEO
(cbc.ca)

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NUCLEAR

Reuters Video: Activists chained to German railtrack
"Greenpeace activists chain themselves to a railway track in protest against a nuclear waste transport train in Germany."

VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT+ LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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LONDON 2012

Olympic Park
"The Olympic Park will create a green backdrop for the Games and a new green space after 2012 for people and wildlife living in and around the area to enjoy."

See : Olympic Park podcast tour + Olympic and Paralympic Village + Olympic Stadium + Art in the Olympic Park
(london2012.com)

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CHORES

“What A Crummy Weekend This Turned Out To Be!”
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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DEBT

A visualization of American debt
(usdebt.kleptocracy.us)

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THANKSGIVING

 

PETA Thanksgiving Ad
"Today is  Thanksgiving Day in the United States, so lots of Americans will be tucking into roast turkey.
But not if animal rights organization PETA has anything to do with it.
They've launched a controversial poster campaign aimed at children which asks, 'If you wouldn't eat your dog, why eat a turkey?'."
+ COMMENT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

 

Gigantic balloons dominate New York streets for Macy's annual parade
"New Yorkers and visitors line the streets of Manhattan to catch a glimpse of the giant balloons and floats of Macy's 85th Thanksgiving Day parade...
The show included 11 marching bands, 800 clowns, 1,600 cheerleaders, dancers and singers,
crews manning 27 floats and handlers for 15 giant balloons and 44 other mid-sized balloons."
+ a video

(telegraph.co.uk)

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BLACK FRIDAY

Black Friday 2011 in pictures: shoppers take advantage of discounts across the US - 18 pictures
"The American holiday shopping season began in earnest on Black Friday as stores opened their doors at midnight on the most anticipated shopping day of the year...
Black Friday is traditionally the discount shopping day that follows Thanksgiving in America and signals the start of the Christmas shopping period.
Cyber Monday, which this year is Monday December 5, is predicted to be the UK's busiest online shopping day of the year with over two million orders expected to be made."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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STORY

Chevrolet: True Story
(creativecriminals.com)
"A 1965 Chevy Impala SS is more than a car to the Younger family, it's what binds them together.
To pay for his sons' education, Herb Younger was forced to sell his beloved '65 Impala.
Two decades later, they found a way to pay him back."

(YouTube)

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THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

The History of The Statue of Liberty
"Dedicated to the United States by the people of France on October 28th, 1886,
the Statue of Liberty has come to embody the ideals of freedom, justice and new beginnings."

 

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ROBOTS

Famous robots in film - 25 images
(telegraph.co.uk)

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PRESENT PERFECT

Charlie Winston - Hello Alone 
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"Hello alone, it’s you and me again
How can we pretend we’ve never met
Hello alone, you might as well come in
We’ve been making beds for too long now...
We’ve been shaking hands for too long now...
We’ve been making friends for so long now... "

(paroles-musique.com)

 

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THE SIMPSONS

The Simpsons - List of characters with biographies
(simpsonspark.com)

The Simpsons - Famous paintings
(simpsonspark.com)

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Thanks to Evelyne Vittoz.

 

 

BLUE JEANS

Blue Jeans
"Watch the slideshow about the history of blue jeans. Answer a survey and play the quiz." 

Created by by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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THANKSGIVING

Addams Family Thanksgiving
"Wednesday Addams teaches us the true meaning of Thanksgiving."

Thanks to Cyril Brot

 

 

Top 10 Thanksgiving Movie Scenes
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Home for the Holidays
Broadway Danny Rose
The Blind Side
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Funny People
Pieces of April
Scent of a Woman
The Ice Storm
Thanksgiving trailer from Grindhouse

+ Videos
(entertainment.time.com)


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ELECTIONS 2012

Mitt Romneys Thanksgiving Day Parade
(cagle.com)

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EURO CRISIS

Debtocracy International Version
"For the first time in Greece a documentary produced by the audience. “Debtocracy” seeks the causes of the debt crisis
and proposes solutions, hidden by the government and the corporate media."

(dailymotion.com)

Debtocracy 
"is a 2011 documentary film by Katerina Kitidi and Aris Hatzistefanou.
The documentary mainly focuses on two points: the causes of the Greek debt crisis in 2010 and possible future solutions
that could be given to the problem that are not currently being considered by the government of the country...
The production team defines "debtocracy" as the condition by which Greece found itself trapped in its debt.[2]"
(Wikipedia)

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THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving: US travellers hit the holiday roads - 24 November 2011
"The US is preparing to mark the annual Thanksgiving holiday, with more Americans taking to the road or skies for family visits than in recent years."
+ In Pictures: Thanksgiving
+ Thanksgiving Day weather
+ Lady Gaga in Thanksgiving special
+ In Pictures: Thanksgiving in history
+ Keeping Thanksgiving traditions alive

+ Thanksgiving with the Obamas
(BBC)

Thanksgiving is a Holiday With a Colorful History - An article
"As you stuff yourself this Thanksgiving, remember the conditions under which the Pilgrims celebrated that famous first Thanksgiving in 1621 in what is now Massachusetts.
O.K., from what I could tell, they had a good time. But they lacked the key ingredient of the modern-day Thanksgiving dinner..."

(cagle.com)

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MATERIALS

Material world
"Why does every person need 200kg of steel a year?...
Is the raw stuff we devour - plastic, steel, concrete, energy - going down even as the economy grows?"

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THANKSGIVING

Adopt-A-Turkey Project
Save a life and Adopt-A-Turkey.
"Adopt-A-Turkey Project seeks to end the misery of commercially-raised turkeys by offering a compassionate alternative for Thanksgiving.
Since 1986, Farm Sanctuary has rescued more than 1,000 turkeys, placed hundreds into loving homes through our annual Turkey Express adoption event,
educated millions of people about their plight, and provided resources for a cruelty-free holiday." 

(adoptaturkey.org)

Farm Sanctuary "works to protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views
and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living."

(farmsanctuary.org)

 

The West Wing - Pardon a Turkey
(YouTube)

 

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THANKSGIVING

"Needy families and individuals line up during the ninth annual Harris Teeter Redskins Harvest Feast in Landover, Maryland.
Sponsored by the Harris Teeter grocery chain, the Washington Redskins and other organisations, the food donation programme provides 3,500 families
with a whole turkey and other food in a Thanksgiving basket."

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BUCKINGHAM PALACE

"Britain's Queen Elizabeth makes a speech at a state banquet in honour of the President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, in Buckingham Palace, London.
The Turkish President is on a three-day state visit to Britain."
(BBC)

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THANKSGIVING

At Thanksgiving, the Makings of a National Feast
"State facts about holiday foods. Also, a look at a food drive for poor families in Denver, Colorado."
REPORT + AUDIO + Watch a VOA News video about the food drive in Denver
(voanews.com)

"2 activités à découvrir sur Soundguide, en plus du nouveau look.
Molly nous parle des différences entre la France et les US et de Thanksgiving.
Intéressant pour le vocabulaire et quelques gap fillers.
Lien sur la page d'accueil."

(soundguideweb.com)

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SHAKESPEARE

Romeo and Juliet - a summary mind map + synopsis
(learnaboutshakespeare.com)

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CITY PLACES

English Words For City Places and Things with pictures
+ interactive quizzes

(esolcourses.com)

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IDIOMS

English Video Listening Lessons - Fruit Idioms
+ an interactive quiz
(esolcourses.com)

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ADVICE

Giving Advice
"This page lists useful phrases for the language function of giving advice and recommendations to other people."

+ Giving Advice Game
"Choose one (or more) of the problems ... Offer advice in the comments using expressions from the Giving Advice page." 

(englishclub.com)

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PREPOSITIONS

In On At (time prepositions)
1) listen to this American teacher, then practise with the game on the right. 
2) For more practice, click on "play this game"
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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OCCUPY

US Occupy movement marks two month anniversary - with a video - 18 November 2011
(BBC)

NYPD: Some arrests were pre-arranged - with a video - 18 November 2011
(BBC)

Mass arrests at Occupy Wall Street protests - with a video - 18 November 2011
"Thousands of demonstrators have marched across New York's Brooklyn Bridge in one of several US rallies of support for the Occupy Wall Street movement."

(BBC)

Occupy Wall Street: The end - or just the beginning? - 16 November 2011
"ZUCCOTTI PARK, NEW YORK - Despite the noise, the ambient background of indistinct shouting, it is peaceful, almost romantic."
(BBC)

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GRAMMAR

English Verb Tenses Explained
(usefulcharts.com)

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ROAD RAGE

Road rage driver punches motorist despite girlfriend's labour
"A road rage driver pulled over to punch another motorist despite his heavily-pregnant girlfriend being in labour in his passenger seat."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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SMOKING

Cartoon: Mac on Smoking in Cars
"This lovely cartoon by Mac from The Daily Mail relates to a call by the British Medical Association for a ban on smoking in cars (read briefing paper).
MPs are due to vote on the proposal next week..."

+ COMMENT + LESSON IDEA + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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THANKSGIVING

Turkey Holocaust Day 2011 - an article
(cagle.com)

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GLOBAL ECONOMY

Global economy - a file
(BBC)

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COMPUTERS

Teach Parents Tech

 

Thanks to Cyril Brot

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Act of Valor - Official Trailer [HD]
"An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent."
- American war film directed by Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh.

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2014 SOCCER WORLD CUP

Brazil Clears Slums Ahead of World Cup (15th November, 2011) - a lesson plan with audio
(newsenglishlessons.com)

Brazil police target drug gangs in Rio's biggest slum - with a video - 13 November 2011
"Hundreds of police and troops backed up by helicopters swiftly took control of the favela, police say."
(BBC)



The 2014 FIFA World Cup
  "will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international association football tournament that will take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014.[1]"

See : Venues - Logo - Infrastructure - Host cities - Security plan - Anti-fraud plan
(Wikipedia)



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CRIME

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PUBS

In Pictures: 10 Bizarre English Pub Names
(djmick.co.uk)


The Bucket of Blood, Phillack, Cornwall

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The Iron Lady + Trailer
(theironladymovie.co.uk)



The Iron Lady (2011)
- a "biographical film about former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher,[3] portrayed by Meryl Streep.[4] ...
The film will be narrated through a series of flashbacks, including the 17 days leading up to the Falklands War in 1982.[6]"

(Wikipedia)

Movie Trailer: The Iron Lady
+ COMMENT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

Cartoon: The Return of the Iron Lady
" This cartoon by Andy Davey from The Sun is inspired by the recent visit by Meryl Streep to London to promote her new film 'The Iron Lady' (see trailer),
in which she plays former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher..."

+ COMMENT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)



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DATING

The top ten online dating lies
"Women lie about their looks whilst men lie about their jobs in the battle to find a partner through internet dating, a survey has found."
(telegraph.co.uk)

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NASA

Nasa needs you! Space agency releases astronaut recruitment video - 16 November 2011
"Nasa have produced a promotional video to help their search for the next generation of astronauts who, if they are willing to wait,
might just get to push back the boundaries of space travel with a trip to Mars."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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DRESS CODE

Dress code : a complete dossier
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr/vigilangues)

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TOYS

Testing confirms that toys sold on the EU market still contain chemicals of concern - 14 November 2011
(wecf.eu)

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JACK THE RIPPER

Jack The Ripper documentary (part 1 of 6)
"Documentary on Jack The Ripper, from the murders he committed, the clues he left behind, and the mystery of his unknown identity."

+ Part 2 + Part 3 + Part 4 + Part 5 + Part 6

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SMOKING

Ban smoking in cars, says British Medical Association - 16 November 2011
with a video
"All smoking in cars should be banned across the UK to protect people from second-hand smoke, doctors say...
The levels of toxins in a car can be up to 23 times higher than in a smoky bar."

See : International action
(BBC)

 

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LONDON 2012

Ground-to-air missiles 'may protect' London 2012 games - 14 November 2011
"Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has told MPs that ground-to-air missiles will be deployed to protect the 2012 Olympic Games in London if deemed operationally necessary."
(BBC)

Missiles to Protect 2012 Olympics (15th November, 2011) - a lesson plan - with audio
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

 

Olympic security plan: 'Full UK confidence' - 14 November 2011
"The Home Office has said it has "full confidence" in security for the Olympics, after reports of concerns from the United States."

(BBC)

London 2012: Troops 'may be used to bolster security' - 4 November 2011
"Olympics organisers Locog have contracted private firm G4S to supply 10,000 security guards for the Games. But..."

(BBC)

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OCCUPY

Thanks to Cyril Brot

 

Occupy Wall Street: New York judge backs eviction - 16 November 2011
"A New York court has ruled that a pre-dawn clearance of the Occupy Wall Street camp at Zuccotti Park was legal."
How Zuccotti Park was cleared
In pictures: Police clear NYC camp
(BBC)



Occupy Wall Street in New York - 01 November 2011
(20minutes.fr)

 

Moving the Movement: Analyzing the Future of Occupy Wall Street - November 15, 2011 - a lesson plan
"Overview | What is the current status of the Occupy Wall Street movement? What effects has it had so far, and where is it going from here?
In this lesson, students react to current news, read an Opinion piece about its role in history, and do an analysis of the strengths
and weaknesses of the movement to make predictions about its future."

(learning.blogs.nytimes.com)

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New links here :

POLICE : Cliparts and Photos - Vocabulary

VIOLENCE : Pulp Fiction

 

 

WATER

Capital could have desalinated water in 5 years
"Desalinated seawater may be available for residents of the capital within five years and become a main supply source in efforts to deal with the water shortage...
Demand for water in Beijing is increasing rapidly and the city's underground water has been overused."

(china.org.cn)

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ANIMALS / FUR

"Campaigners for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
hold signs reading, `Armani: Animals Suffer For Fur`
in front of the Giorgio Armani store in the Ginza shopping district
of Tokyo, Japan 15 November 2011."

(novinite.com)

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ANIMALS / CUSTOMS

Record $2.2M rhino horn shipment seized by customs
- 15 November 2011

"Customs officers guard smuggled rhino horns, ivory chopsticks and ivory bracelets
at the Customs and Excise Department in Hong Kong on Tuesday."

(thestar.com)


MORE INFORMATION HERE.

(BBC)

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THANKSGIVING

Turkey Day on the Tube
"Of these 11 descriptions of Thanksgiving episodes, can you identify the show they came from?..."
(mentalfloss.com)

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CYBERBULLYING

Schools in Northern Ireland to focus on cyberbullying - 14 November 2011
"Almost 650 schools across Northern Ireland are to explore the impact of cyberbullying this week...
According to Department of Education research in Northern Ireland, 15.5% of Year 6 pupils and 17% of Year 9 pupils surveyed
have experienced cyberbullying in recent months."

(BBC)

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PETS

Owners killing their pets to get insurance payouts
"Pet insurance fraud has almost quadrupled in the space of a year, with some owners even killing their animals to get payouts."
(telegraph.co.uk)

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FEMALE BODYGUARDS

Brisk business for China's female bodyguards - with a VIDEO
"Martin Patience meets some of China's newest female bodyguards in training.
With her smart black business suit and her high heels, Chen Hai Rong could pass as an ordinary office worker...
Female clients prefer women to their often burly male counterparts as they draw less attention - and scandal...
During the six-month course the women - nearly all graduates - learn a whole range of skills including kung fu, surveillance and first-aid.
They even receive etiquette classes so they can behave appropriately around their clients...
The firm charges about $300 (£188) a day per female bodyguard (the employees can earn $100 per day.)"

(BBC)

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VIDEO GAMES

«The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim»
"réunit les meilleurs ingrédients de l'heroic fantasy...

Un monde médiéval où s'épanchent sorts magiques et créatures fantastiques."
(20minutes.fr)

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OCCUPY

Police close down Occupy Portland protest camp - 14 November 2011
"Police in riot gear have closed down an Occupy protest in central Portland, in the US state of Oregon, arresting some 50 people."

(BBC)

 

In pictures: Occupy Oakland leads protests in the US - 3 November 2011 - 8 photos
(BBC)

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LONDON 2012

US officials worried about security at London 2012 Olympics - 13 November 2011
"US plans to send 500 FBI agents to protect its athletes as organisers admit underestimating number of security guards needed."
(guardian.co.uk)


Reuters Video: The Tourism Dilemma of London 2012
+ TRANSCRIPT
"An industry group says bookings ahead of London's 2012 Olympics are down more than 90 per cent,
raising concerns about the economic benefit of hosting the Games."

(englishblog.com)

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STAMPS / CONAN DOYLE

A Small Mystery Hidden In Five Postage Stamps
"In 1993 the Royal Mail in Great Britain issued a set of five se-tenant stamps to honor the legendary fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. 
The stamps depicted iconic scenes from The Reigate SquireThe Hound of the BaskervillesThe Six Napoleons
The Greek Interpreter
, and The Final Problem.
Hidden within the design of each stamp is a single letter; the five letters (D, E, L, O, and Y) can be anagrammed to form a relevant word..."

(neatorama.com)
MORE information HERE.
(trussel.com)

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THE COUNTRY / THE FARM

Shh... it's Sunday morning!
"Les animaux d'une ferme s'arrangent pour ne pas réveiller leur patron."

 

Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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RICK PERRY / MEMORY / EXCUSES

David Letterman - Top Ten Rick Perry Excuses
from November 10, 2011.



Thanks to Cyril Brot

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INDIA

Gandhi dancing - a picture
(pics.blameitonthevoices.com)

Thanks to Cyril Brot

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This Must Be the Place 
"is a 2011 drama film directed by Paolo Sorrentino, written by Sorrentino and Umberto Contarello. It stars Sean Penn and Frances McDormand.
The film deals with a middle-aged wealthy rock star who becomes bored in his retirement and takes on the quest of finding his father's tormentor,
Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the United States."

(Wikipedia)

 

 

This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) by Talking Heads : LYRICS 
"Home is where I want to be
Pick me up and turn me round
I feel numb - born with a weak heart
(So I) guess I must be having fun
The less we say about it the better..."

(sing365.com)

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PODSCAST

Guardian Focus podcast by guardian.co.uk
"Each week, Guardian correspondents and commentators take a detailed look at an issue in the news."
(itunes.apple.com)
Or HERE
(guardian.co.uk)

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RICK PERRY / MEMORY

Rick Perry's memory gaffe - 20 ways of saying it
Téléchargement Rick Perry's 20 memory gaffes + AUDIO + VIDEO
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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GLOBAL TRADE / POVERTY

The rigged rules of global trade
Trade robs poor people of a proper living, and keeps them trapped in poverty. These short animations explain why.

Rigged rules explained: Interactive diagrams
(oxfam.org)

 

Short films commissioned by the Fairtrade Foundation
(fairtrade.org.uk)

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CONNECTIVES

Connective Blockbusters - a game to print  
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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VIDEO GAMES

Teens who play video games tend to eat more, Canadian study finds
(blogs.vancouversun.com)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
"is a role-playing video game ... Skyrim's main story revolves around the player character's efforts to defeat the Nordic dragon god Alduin,
who is prophesied to destroy the world. Set two hundred years after Oblivion, the game takes place in the land of Skyrim,
which is in the midst of a civil war after the assassination of the high king..."

(Wikipedia)

Song of Skyrim
Read the lyrics below the video on YouTube.

 

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UNIVERSITIES

Universities with the richest students (or parents) - 19 photos
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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RICK PERRY / MEMORY

Perry's brain freeze - Cartoons
(blog.cagle.com)

 

Reuters Video: Rick Perry’s 'Oops' Moment
"U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, already facing an uphill struggle to mount a comeback, made a difficult situation worse
on Wednesday night by forgetting one of the three government agencies that he has repeatedly said he would eliminate if elected president."
+ VOCABULARY + LINKS
(englishblog.com)


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POVERTY / FAIR TRADE

Coldplay's Chris Martin for the Make Trade Fair campaign
"Oxfam America and Make Trade Fair teamed up to send Coldplay's Chris Martin to Africa to see firsthand the extreme poverty
endured by so many and how fair trade in these areas can improve the lives of those who live and work there." 

 

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THE EUROZONE

Cartoon: The Eurozone Whirlpool
"In this cartoon from The Independent, Schrank uses a visual metaphor for the eurozone debt crisis.
EU leaders are portrayed as ducks being sucked into a eurozone whirlpool..."

+ COMMENT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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OCCUPY WALL STREET

Angry Protesters Uncertain What They Want, Except For More -  October 26th, 2011
Cartoon + Article
(blog.cagle.com)



The Troops and Occupy Wall Street - November 1st, 2011
Cartoon + Article
(blog.cagle.com)

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RICK PERRY / MEMORY

Inside Rick Perry's head during his memory gaffe - 10 November 2011
- with a video
"Texas Governor Rick Perry's inability to remember his own policy - the third US government agency he would eliminate if elected - during a televised debate has seriously hampered his chances at winning the White House, analysts say. Politics aside, what was going on inside his head?"

(BBC)

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NUMBERS / VETERANS' DAY

11-11-11 (11th November, 2011) - a lesson plan with audio and activities
(newsenglishlessons.com)

Blink and you'll miss it! Friday sees once-in-a-lifetime moment as time and date read 11.11.11 11.11.11
Only occurs on one day every 100 years
(dailymail.co.uk)

 

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THREATENED SPECIES

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species - Summary Statistics - 2011
(iucnredlist.org)

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Honk trailer (YouTube)
"Au cœur des États-Unis, Curtis, Golda et Veldean se trouvent confrontés à l'absurdité et à la violence de la peine de mort.
Pendant ce temps à Huntsville, petite ville du Texas, les exécutions rythment le quotidien."
(videocritiques.com)

 

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