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21 November 2012


DANGER

Toxic Threads - The Big Fashion Stitch-Up - November 20, 2012
"Greenpeace International has commissioned a new investigation that delves even further
into the hazardous chemicals used in the production of high street fashion."

+ The toxic tale behind your clothing
Download Toxic Threads: The Big Fashion Stitch-Up
(greenpeace.org)

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UNIVERSITIES

Britain's most beautiful universities - Photos
(telegraph.co.uk)

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James BOND

James Bond: 50 Years of Movie Posters
(telegraph.co.uk)

James Bond: The best Bonds
(telegraph.co.uk)

5 Reasons James Bond Might Be the Worst Spy Ever
(cracked.com)


 


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ELLIS ISLAND

Questions Asked of Immigrants at Ellis Island
(art.unt.edu)

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ORGAN DONATION

I HAVE YOUR HEART - an animation by Crabapple, Boekbinder, & Batt
+ LYRICS below this video by Kim Vermillion - The organ donor's march :
"one fine day
someone came and took your life away
and that's the day you gave your heart to me
it was a long operation, filled with complications
now together, just like lovers, we are one
I have your heart, it beats inside, it's only three inches wide..."

+ INFORMATION
(YouTube)

 

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SOCIAL NETWORKS

Toils of Social Networking
"Facebook and MySpace are more popular than ever but, as Kelly Wallace reports,
many of the younger users of these social networking sites are now learning their drawbacks."

(YouTube)

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CAN / CAN'T

Can & Can't with Action Verbs 6: "WHAT CAN YOU DO?" 
(YouTube)

 

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ENERGY

Efficient Lighting and Saving Energy
- "a going green guide for the home, but many of these tips can apply to other areas too, including school or work."

(brilliantoutdoors.com)

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CHRISTMAS

2012 Holiday Shopping Season - How will America shop - an infographic
(visual.ly)

Christmas Around the World - an infographic
(lemon.ly)

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THANKSGIVING

Small Talk: Kids On Thanksgiving
"Parenting.com asks kids what they're thankful for this Thanksgiving."

(YouTube)


 

Infographic: 'Eat Like A Pilgrim'
(visual.ly)

Infographic : 'Thanksgiving Etiquette'
(visual.ly)

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VOCABULARY

The Word of the Month : Movember
(thewordofthemonth.com)

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20 November 2012


SOCIAL MEDIA

Downsides of social media
Have you experienced this situation ?
(blameitonthevoices.com)

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FACEBOOK

Facebook dangers
(YouTube)

 

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THANKSGIVING

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
(social.macys.com)

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Gattaca 
"is a 1997 science fiction film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. It stars Ethan HawkeUma Thurman and Jude La
w ...
The film presents a biopunk vision of a future society driven by liberal eugenics where potential children are selected
through preimplantation genetic diagnosis to ensure they possess the best hereditary traits of their parents.[1] ...
Characters in Gattaca continually battle both with the society and with themselves to find their place in the world
and who they are destined to be according to their genes."

(Wikipedia)

Introducing Gattaca - Ideas and Conflicts
A few thoughts from Einstein
(fr.slideshare.net)

GATTACA Questions and Teacher Guide
(faculty.valenciacollege.edu)

GATTACA - Ideas for role-play
(mrhartansscienceclass.wordpress.com)

VCE English Gattaca notes
(vcehelp.com.au)

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Thanks to Maureen Gaveriaux from Milan


19 November 2012


'TWILIGHT'

Reuters Video: "Twilight" saga shines at box office
"The latest movie news including ''Twilight's'' final saga scoring big at the weekend box office. John Russell reports."
+ TRANSCRIPT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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SOCIALISING

Socialising 1: Breaking the ice - a lesson plan
Topic: Socialising and starting conversations
  Level: Intermediate (B2) and above

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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REAL LIFE SUPERHEROES

The World Superhero Registry, A List of Real Life Costumed Crime Fighters
(laughingsquid.com)

The Legend of Master Legend
"With his trusty sidekick, the Ace, he fights to vanquish crime and defend the helpless – if he doesn't get evicted first.
Behind the mask of the Real Life Superheroes."

(rollingstone.com)

Holy masked avengers: Meet the real-life superheroes
(independent.co.uk)

Real Life Superheroes
(partialobjects.com)

"SUPERHEROES"
"A favorite at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival, Superheroes is a look inside the zany world of Real Life Superheroes (RLSH)
– a national phenomenon comprised of hundreds of men and women who have superhero alter-egos.
The 82-minute film delves into what inspires real life superheroes to patrol city streets with the goal of deterring violent crime
and, if necessary, taking the law into their own hands..."

(hbo.com)

SEE SUPERHEROES - the trailer

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Thanks to Mathilde Serhan (Ac. Marseille)

 


SONGS

Don McLean - American Pie 
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"A long long time ago
I can still remember how
That music used to make me smile...
But February made me shiver
With every paper I'd deliver
Bad news on the doorstep..."

(lyrics007.com)


"American Pie" "is a song by American folk rock singer-songwriter Don McLean."

(Wikipedia)

“American Pie” "is partly biographical and partly the story of America during the idealized 1950s and the bleaker 1960s..." 
(don-mclean.com)

Songfacts
"According to McLean (as posted on his website), this song was originally inspired by the death of Buddy Holly...
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper album was a huge influence, and McLean has said in numerous interviews that
the song represented the turn from innocence of the '50s to the darker, more volatile times of the '60s - both in music and politics..." 

(songfacts.com)

Understanding "American Pie"
(understandingamericanpie.com)

"American Pie" By Don McLean
"The entire song is a tribute to Buddy Holly and a commentary on how rock and roll music changed in the years since his death.
McLean is lamenting the lack of "danceable" good time party music in rock and roll and (in part) attributing that lack to the absence of Buddy Holly et. al."

(cfa.harvard.edu)

THE ANNOTATED AMERICAN PIE
(fiftiesweb.com)

American Pie by Don McLean - Comments
(explainthelyrics.com)

What is Don McLean's song "American Pie" all about?
(straightdope.com)

Don McLean’s “American Pie”: 20 Things You Might Not Know About The Ultimate Boomer Anthem
(music.yahoo.com)

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Thanks to Françoise Arbacette (Ac. Bordeaux)

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The Movember Song
"This is the song I used in my lesson about the Movember moustache growing charity event (see previous post).
I transcribed the lyrics myself, and you can download them here as a Word file.
The song is by South African comedy-pop duo Derick Watts & The Sunday Blues and is, of course, 
a parody of Carly Rae Jepsen's mega-hit, "Call Me Maybe" (watch original here)."

+ COMMENT + LYRICS + POSTSCRIPT
(englishblog.com)

 

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ENDANGERED SPECIES

Bamboo shortage a risk to pandas (November 13, 2012)
"The giant panda is already on the endangered list. The number of pandas in the world has been falling for decades.
It is now facing another big threat to its survival – a shortage of food."
- a lesson plan with AUDIO

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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VOCABULARY

Infographic: Geek vs. Nerd
(englishblog.com)

''Omnishambles'' is Word Of The Year (November 15, 2012)
"The Oxford English Dictionary has chosen the neologism - new word - ''''omnishambles'''' as its Word Of The Year for 2012."
- a lesson plan with AUDIO

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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Edward HOPPER

Franglish - 60 versions of Edward Hopper's 'Nighthawks' - diaporama
(franglish.fr)

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18 November 2012


HIGH SCHOOL

Gotham High (2013) Dark Knight Batman PARODY!
"Ever wonder what high school was like for your favorite super heroes and villains in Gotham?
Now you can enjoy all their early beginnings in this prequel to the Dark Knight Trilogy. Directed by Christopher Nolan's Son, Oliver."

(YouTube)

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INTERNET

Profile: Saint Isidore - the Patron Saint of the Internet
"The patron saint of the internet is widely considered to be Saint Isidore of Seville, a Bishop and scholar,
who was nominated for the role by the late Pope John Paul II, although the Vatican has yet to make it official...
Saint Isidore wrote a 20 book opus Etymologies, also known as the Origins, in which he tried to record everything that was known.
Published after his death in 636, it was for a thousand years considered the encyclopedia of all human knowledge. "

(telegraph.co.uk)

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CHRISTMAS

Cartoon: Christmas Gifts
"This cartoon by Kipper Williams from The Guardian relates to news that Internet retailers are gearing up for a bumper Christmas,..."

+ COMMENT + GIFT VS PRESENT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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DEATH / ACCIDENTS

Dumb Ways to Die
Be safe around trains - a message from METRO
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"set fire to your hair
poke a stick at a grizzly bear
eat medicine that’s out of date
use your private parts as Piranha bait..."

(tamarindtoffee.tumblr.com)

 

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Edgar POE

The Raven read by James Earl Jones
(YouTube)

 

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15 November 2012


TRAILERS

Trailer Hitch - Red Dawn 2012 Trailer Review
"Uncle Al and Nephew Jack sit down to review the Red Dawn 2012 official trailer on Trailer Hitch.
The relatives argue about the Red Dawn 2012 trailer and whether it's aliens or North Koreans invading Seattle.
Plus, Uncle Al questions the names of Hollywood actors like Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck and Josh Hutcherson."

(YouTube)

 

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DETECTIVE STORY

Groupe Ressources 2012 : detective story
"Ce projet a été réalisé dans le cadre du Groupe Ressources anglais de l’académie de Versailles au cours de l’année 2011-2012."
Niveau : A2 vers B1.

(Ac. Versailles)

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AUSTRALIA

AUDIO-LINGUA : Le début d'une série d'enregistrements sur l'Australie par Tristan 
(audio-lingua.eu)

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GAME / SONG

SPOT the DIFFERENCES Music Video - Rhett & Link
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"Your parents told you, that we don't exist
Well how in the world do you explain this
We gonna eat ya like we ate your neighbor Nathan
He tasted like waffles, gummy bears and turkey bacon
We forge a letter in your handwriting to say
you hate your family, so you ran away..."

(artists.letssingit.com)

 

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FUNERALS

The 10 Manliest Funerals Of All Time
+ VIDEOS
(guycodeblog.mtv.com)

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CINEMA

Oz The Great and Powerful - Full Trailer | Official Disney HD
"Disney's fantastical adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful," imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved wizard character.
When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz,
he thinks he's hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis),
Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting..."

(YouTube)

 


Oz: The Great and Powerful 
"is an upcoming 2013 American 3D fantasy adventure film directed by Sam Raimi.
The film is adapted from L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and is a prequel to both the novel and the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz..."

(Wikipedia)

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CELEBRATIONS

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13 November 2012

 

EXTREME SPORTS

Felix Baumgartner
"Click on "Play canvas", enjoy the documents and play the game: Rags to Riches (Answer questions in a quest for fame and fortune)"

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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CHRISTMAS

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2012 - The Journey
"Watch the new John Lewis Christmas TV advert that celebrates the extra mile we all go to at Christmas to find the perfect gift."

The song is "The Power of Love" sung by Gabrielle Aplin. 
(YouTube)

 

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UFO

Mystery in the sky over Carolina
"Watch this presentation, listen to the VOA podcast and play the game: Hangman"
Created by Renée Maufroid.
(Ac. Lille)

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TOILETS

''Toilet theme park'' opens in S. Korea (November 11, 2012)
"A city in South Korea has added a new attraction to its cultural landscape - the world's first ''toilet theme park'' - the Restroom Cultural Park in Suwon."

- a lesson plan with AUDIO
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

World's first toilet theme park' opens in South Korea
(YouTube)
+ Article (BBC)

 

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VIDEOS

La video facile pour la compréhension - interactif
(annie.gwynn.pagesperso-orange.fr)

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NATIONAL ANTHEM

All stand please for the MINI horn section
"Fresh from recording all 205 National Anthems to be played at this summer's games,
the London Philharmonic Orchestra has teamed up with MINI for one more performance..."

(YouTube)

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Thanks to Corinne Berthuin

 

12 November 2012

 

A TRIP

A Trip to the USA - a powerpoint presentation (3ème euro)
Created by Nathalie Barriquand (Ac. Poitiers)
(myenglishisrich.wordpress.com)

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INTERPOL

Mireille Ballestrazzi
"INTERPOL’s current President is Mrs Mireille Ballestrazzi elected at the INTERPOL General Assembly held in Rome in November 2012.
Mrs Ballestrazzi will serve as President until 2016."

See Professional experience / Decorations / Qualifications / the role of the President
(interpol.int)



The International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO), widely known as INTERPOL,[3] 
"is an intergovernmental organization facilitating international police cooperation.
"
(Wikipedia)

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THANKSGIVING

Nicole Westbrook – It’s Thanksgiving
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS
"December was Christmas. January was New Year. April was Easter. And the 4th of July, but now it’s Thanksgiving.
Oh oh oh it’s Thanksgiving. We we we are gonna have a good time...
With a turkey, eh mash potatoes eh..."

(lybio.net)

 

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11 November 2012


THANKSGIVING

Talking Turkey: Thanksgiving Facts & Figures
(visual.ly)

Talking Turkey: Thanksgiving Facts & Figures
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