Anatomy Class (Moviestorm machinima) - an animated lesson aimed at intermediate students.
"Lesson for students of English as a Second Language (ESL). A practice lesson for a content based class with the topic being human anatomy.
This video gives practice in vocabulary for parts of the body and related grammar.
It was intended as a light hearted approach to a rather dry subject studied in class." (YouTube)
Monster Mandibles - The Family Pet 10
"Prof Ewan gets his first pet of the summer. A stag beetle that he found outside the front door!!!" "This is part of a whole series dedicated to the kind of pets lots of kids here in Japan keep."
America re-elects President Barack Obama (November 8, 2012)
"Americans voted to re-elect incumbent president Barack Obama on Tuesday in one of the closest contests in U.S. history.
President Obama saw off the challenge of Republican opponent Mitt Romney, who asked the nation
to pray for Mr Obama in his goal to re-ignite the American economy."
- a lesson plan with AUDIO.
Map of the Open Country of a Woman’s Heart (in the 1800s)
"‘According to this map, Love is at the center of a woman’s heart, and Sentimentality and Sentiment (including Good Sense, Discrimination,
Hope, Enthusiasm, and Platonic Affection) take up a sizeable portion of the entire territory..."
European Union wastes billions of euros - November 7, 2012.
"The European Union wasted a lot of money last year. The annual report on EU spending said the Union misspent almost five billion euros."
- a lesson plan with AUDIO
Cartoon: The Best Is Yet To Come
"Following his victory over Mitt Romney in the U.S. presidential election, Barack Obama gave an acceptance speech
in which he promised Americans that 'the best is yet to come'..." + COMMENT + GRAMMAR + LINKS
Robot racing car aims for pole position- 2 November 2012
"Meet the 120mph sports car that thunders around tracks without any help from a driver."
= "an autonomous Audi TT-S, named Shelly, which can drive at the limits of vehicle performance." ARTICLE + VIDEO
Halloween : cartes de vœux & images anciennes
Halloween and Samhain- A lesson
"It's Trick or Treat in the USA and Help The Hallowe'en Party in Ireland, but wherever you are, this week's lesson focuses on words and phrases
associated with the day before the Celtic New Year - Samhain (sow-en)."
The changing state of US ethnicity- 3 November 2012
"The US has undergone many different immigration trends since the 15th Century, with various ethnic groups rising and falling over time.
This video looks at how the US population has defined itself within government census data, where US immigrants have originated from in the past,
and how these patterns could change in the future."
US Election Quiz 2012- A quiz byJeffrey Hill
"I produced this quiz to use with my EM Normandie students as part
of a lesson on the U.S. election. There are 15 multiple choice questions.
You can find a version with answers after the initial quiz on slides 17-52."
Sandy asks new climate change questions (November 1, 2012)
- a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Hurricane Sandy killed at least 62 people and caused billions of dollars of damage to America's east coast.
Water from the superstorm, which hit on Tuesday night, has flooded subways and tunnels in New York City and cut off electricity to millions of homes."
Pakistani couple kill daughter who talked to a boy - 2 November 2012
"A Pakistani couple killed their teenage daughter (16) by pouring acid on her face and body after they caught her talking to a boy...
Almost 1,000 women lost their lives last year in so-called "honour killings" in the conservative South Asian nation, according to
the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. Activists say the actual number is much higher as most cases go unreported."
US election: 10 oddities explained
"You've heard their policies, but what about the other questions? Like what's that jabbing gesture Obama makes with his thumb?
And why are "Mr President" and "Mr Speaker" titles kept for life?
We examine 10 of the lesser-spotted things about American presidential politics - and about this campaign."