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NOVEMBER - PART 2 - 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)

 

 

25/11/2013


MOTORBIKE

Kawasaki J Three Wheeler EV Motorbike Looks Like A Tron Light Cycle 
(huffingtonpost.co.uk)
Photos here (gizmodo.fr)

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SPACE

Space food - a new page

 

The space station is now fully armed and operational with a cannon
"Watch the International Space Station's cannon in action. It's name is J-SSOD and it's attached to the Japanese module Kibo...
J-SSOD stands for JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer. According to the Japanese space agency, "it is a mechanism for deploying small satellites designed
in accordance with CubeSat design specification (10cm×10cm×10cm) that transfers the satellites from the Japanese Experiment Module Kibo's airlock
to space environment and releases them on orbit."

(sploid.gizmodo.com)

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NEW YORK

A Point of View: Rebuilding after 9/11
(BBC)

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TECHNOLOGY

Food bytes: The kitchen goes digital
"The kitchen of the future will be your interactive friend, helping you cook, shop and eat with optimum hygiene and efficiency.
And many of the technologies that will help us live this way are already here..."

+ a video : "Richard Taylor weighs up the pros and cons of 'smart' scales"
(BBC)


US Army RDECOM - Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) Combat Simulation [720p]
"Army researchers are responding to a request from the U.S. Special Operations Command for technologies
to help develop a revolutionary Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit.
The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS, is an advanced infantry uniform that promises to provide superhuman strength with greater ballistic protection.
Using wide-area networking and on-board computers, operators will have more situational awareness of the action around them and of their own bodies..."

(YouTube)

 

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TECHNOLOGY

Sony imagines 'SmartWig' to monitor health, give directions, and read facial expressions
"the "SmartWig," a full wig or toupee that would connect to a smartphone or other device and let users do something as basic as receive an email notification
or as complex as ask a friend for directions, send picture or video footage to them for reference, and then receive subtle vibrational feedback that would tell them where to go. Here is a list of things that could be in the SmartWig..."

(theverge.com)

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CINEMA - NEW PAGE :



Google Middle-earth: Interactive 3D map of J.R.R. Tolkien's imagined kingdom launches in run-up to Hobbit film release
- The interactive map allows people to dodge trolls in Trollshaws and water plants in Rivendell in mini games
-
It was created by Google to showcase the abilities of its Google Chrome browser and to promote the new Hobbit film
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Users can currently enter three locations from The Hobbit novel: Trollshaws, Rivendell, and Dol Guldur - but more will be added

 

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FLYING CAR

This stealth company nestled against (inside?) Google is building flying cars
(blog.sfgate.com)

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24/11/2013


FOOD

FOOD ART

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23/11/2013


NEW YORK

New York City - Top 10 Travel Attractions (New York Travel Video)
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Armelle MEYER (Ac. Bordeaux)

 


TOOLS

The Chart of Hand Tools
Zoom in full screen
(popchartlab.com)

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JFK

23 Front Pages From 1963 Covering The Day President Kennedy Was Assassinated
(buzzfeed.com)

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MENTAL DISORDERS

Sesame Street mental disorders
(neatorama.com)

 

The Muppets "all suffer from some form of mental illness or personality disorder."
ex : Big Bird – Schizophrenia

(blog.timparkinson.net)

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THANKSGIVING

National Day of Mourning (United States protest)
"The National Day of Mourning is an annual protest organized since 1970 by Native Americans of New England on the fourth Thursday of November,
the same day as Thanksgiving in the United States. It coincides with an unrelated but similar protest, Unthanksgiving Day, held on the West Coast.
The organizers consider the national holiday of Thanksgiving Day as a reminder of the democide and continued suffering of the Native American peoples. Participants
in the National Day of Mourning honor Native ancestors and the struggles of Native peoples to survive today. They want to educate Americans about history..." 

(Wikipedia)


44th National Day of Mourning
2013 National Day of Mourning Flyer
2013 National Day of Mourning Orientation
View 2013 National Day of Mourning Orientation

(uaine.org)

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Thanks to Catherine Larché (Ac. Poitiers)

 


NEW PAGES (and new links)

John F. KENNEDY

Assassination Interactive activities
Biography Lesson plans
Cartoons Listening
Cinema Songs
Facts Videos
Family tree Webquests

 

22/11/2013


THANKSGIVING

Everything You Didn’t Know About The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
(buzzfeed.com)

20 Things You Didn’t Know About The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
(neatorama.com)

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NEW PAGES (and new links) :

NEW YORK CITY



TEACHING
PLACES
Art Photos Airports Ground Zero
Cinema Poems Bridges and Tunnels
Manhattan
Exercises to print Signs Brooklyn Bridge Monuments
History Songs Central Park Museums
Information Sounds of New York Chrysler Building Metropolitan Museum
Interactive exercises Superheroes Coney Island Museum of Modern Art
Interactive games Taxi cabs Cool Roofs New York State
Lesson plans Transports Ellis Island Parks
Listening Videos Empire State Building Statue of Liberty
Maps Webquests Fifth Avenue Subway
Occupy Wall Street Flatiron Building Times Square
    Freedom Tower Tribeca
'Let's go to New York City!' with Teacher's notes Golden Gate Bridge Washington Monument
  Grand Central Terminal World Trade Center Site
    Greenwich Village  

 


RECIPE

How to make pumpkin pie
"From the store to the kitchen to the table: We outline the steps that get you from raw ingredients to your dinner tonight, free of measurements and complicated techniques.
It’s a method you’ll remember and whip out whenever you like. It is the most basic way to make the thing you’re making."

(chow.com)

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AD

Mike Tyson returns the ear, Dennis Rodman leaves the country. Thanks Foot Locker!
(popwatch.ew.com)

 

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21/11/2013

 

SUPERHEROES

The Ultimate Nerd Guide to New York City,
"home to most of the world’s superheroes, the Men In Black, and the Ghostbusters.
They’ve also included a Googlemap in case anyone is considering the trip."

(scifinow.co.uk)

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NANOTECHNOLOGY

Nanotechnology military air force applications
"Nanotechnology is being used for military applications, specially for unmaned droned air surveillance.
This video is a small documentary on the military applications of nanotechnology being currently researched for war."

(YouTube)

 

 

Nanotechnology (sometimes shortened to "nanotech") "is the manipulation of matter on an atomic and molecular scale...
Because of the variety of potential applications (including industrial and military), governments have invested billions of dollars in nanotechnology research." 

(Wikipedia)

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FOXES

A Day in the Life of Jack the Fox
"Join Jack the Fox on his daily routine including a quick game of football and a shampoo and blow dry!"

(YouTube)

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JOBS

The Worst Jobs In Science And Three Awesome Ones
(popsci.com)

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FOOD

COOKIE DANCE - CHIP CHOCOLATE 
"Hands up, hands down, put the cookie in the milk, twirl it all around."
 
(YouTube)

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JFK

Reporting JFK's assassination: A BBC correspondent's notes - 18 November 2013
(BBC)



Reuters Video: Remembering JFK's life 50 years after his death
+ TRANSCRIPT + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

Lincoln, JFK and Obama: What links the US presidents? - 19 November 2013 
(BBC)

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FOOD

Insect eating creeps on to Paris menus - Article + Video - 20 November 2013
"Scorpions and grasshoppers can now be found on the menus of upscale French restaurants,
just as those concerned about the world's increasing demand for protein are looking to insects as one solution."

+ 'Established and palatable'
+ Insect delicacies from around the world
+ UN report on edible insects

(BBC)

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SCIENCE

What is Nano ?
(YouTube)

 

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PARENTING

A Year of Parenting - a comic strip
"Grant Snider of Incidental Comics is learning what it's like to be a parent. In a year's time, you can become quite an expert on your baby.
But then she becomes a toddler and your education starts all over again!

(neatorama.com)

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FELINES

The Field Guide to Famous Felines
"A new poster from Pop Chart Labs has charming silhouettes of 79 famous cats from history, literature, internet memes, advertising, movies, TV, comics,
and everywhere famous cats are found. Think you could name all 79 of them? You can enlarge the poster at the sales page, if you think you're up to the challenge..."
(neatorama.com)

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TECHNOLOGY

Building computer brains that can reason like humans
"What if a computer chip could think – and react – just like a human? IBM’s Cognitive Computing Group believes such a breakthrough is just around the corner."

(BBC)

Textiles of the future
"Europe's textiles industry faces heavy competition from other parts of the world, especially China. This video shows though that it's not all doom and gloom."

(YouTube)


 

The look of a watch - Moneual’s Smart Care system for the hearing impaired.
"This is a unique gadget, taking the look of a watch and showing people hard of hearing what sounds are heard
– phones and cars, for instance – with a display on their wrist."

(gadgetguy.com.au)

 

A company called Vuzix is introducing a new line of eyewear "designed to bring your digital world to your eyes.
The Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses are an attempt to make eye-based screen monitors smaller and sexier, by showing a small 384×240 display
in front of one eye that shows information directly to one eye as you walk.
This could include messages, phone calls, and GPS information, as there’s certainly enough tech inside the glasses to assist with this."

(gadgetguy.com.au)

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19/11/2013


JOB

The Simon's Cat Story (A Draw my Life)
"Here is a Simon's Cat 'Draw My Life', celebrating the first 5 years of the Simon's Cat YouTube Channel!"

(YouTube)

 

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FOOD / RECIPES

The Modern Farmer Pie Chart of Pies
"Here is Modern Farmer’s guide to eating seasonally – through pie.
Each recipe highlights an in-season ingredient – no fancy extras needed – and is paired with one of four crust options, depending on the filling."

(modernfarmer.com)

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WINTER

Winter hazards - a poster
(jonesid.com)

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'BE'

Find the 5 passports - une activité ludique pour travailler les 3 formes de BE au présent en 6e ( voire 5e)
créée par Dulce Araujo (Ac Nancy-Metz)

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US - GB DIFFERENCES

Advances Translation Guide : American / British
(twitter.com/paulcoxon)

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JFK

Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, Nov. 18, 2013 - a lesson by LARRY FERLAZZO
(learning.blogs.nytimes.com)

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NEW PAGES for FOOD :

TEACHING
SPECIAL PAGES
Activities to print Literature A little history
Ads Measures American food
Cartoons Pictures Biofuels
Cinema Poems Breakfast
Conversation questions Posters British food
Games to print Quotations Chocolate
Idioms and Proverbs Sketches Coca-Cola
Infographics Songs Food around the world
Interactive activities Stories Healthy living
Interactive games Superstitions Recipes
Jokes Videos Tea time
Lesson plans Vocabulary World Food Day
Listening Webquests World hunger

 

17/11/2013


TAKE THE TOUR!

Inside 10 Downing Street - Take the tour
(gov.uk)

Inside Big Ben - Take the tour
(parliament.uk)

Thanks to Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen)

 


JFK

The Best Online Resources About President John F. Kennedy
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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Stephen KING

Stephen King
"Play the 1st game fullscreen and see how much you understood with the second game..."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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15/11/2013


THE CIVIL WAR

The Civil War
"Watch the slideshow and play the game. All the words you must find are in the show."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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SURVEILLANCE

How the NSA is infiltrating private networks - 30 October 2013
"The NSA, working with its British counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ),
secretly taps into the internal networks of Yahoo and Google, the two biggest Internet companies by overall data traffic..."

(apps.washingtonpost.com)

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WW1

Britain and World War One (DNL) - séquence pédagogique
"During World War One, posters were used to efficiently convey messages to the people of England and the empire.
They expressed the violence of the war, its global nature, the need for recruits and funds to sustain the war effort..."

(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

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Thanks to Clifford Armion (ENS de Lyon) 

 


SHAKESPEARE

Madness in Shakespeare (LELE) - séquence pédagogique
"Madness is a recurrent theme in Shakespeare's works. Through this se
lection of texts and paintings, you will discover
the range of aesthetic an dramatic functions assumed by insanity in three of the bard's most famous tragedies..."

(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

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Thanks to Clifford Armion (ENS de Lyon) 

 


BEING BILINGUAL / MEMORY

Being bilingual may delay dementia - a lesson plan with AUDIO (November 12, 2013)
"A new study shows that being bilingual may delay dementia by five or more years. This is according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Being bilingual may delay Alzheimer's and boost brain power
"Research suggests that bilingual people can hold Alzheimer's disease at bay for longer, and that bilingual children are better at prioritising tasks and multitasking."

(theguardian.com)

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"INVISIBLE" HELMET

''Invisible'' helmet for cyclists invented - a lesson plan with AUDIO (November 14, 2013)
"Two Swedish design students have invented a totally new kind of bicycle helmet. People are saying it's invisible because you cannot see it on a cyclist's head."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)


The Invisible Bicycle Helmet 
“If people say it’s impossible we have to prove them wrong.”
Design students Anna and Terese took on a giant challenge as an exam project. Something no one had done before.
If they could swing it, it would for sure be revolutionary. The bicycle is a tool to change the world. If we use bikes AND travel safe: Life will be better for all."

(vimeo.com)

 

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13/11/2013


ROBOT

Meet the robot that teaches coding - 13 November 2013 
"A robot which can be programmed to walk and talk has been developed by a US start-up.
It hopes the Play-i robot will encourage pre-schoolers to try coding, at a time when youngsters may be avid consumers of technology
but have few of the skills needed to work in the industry."
(BBC)

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GOOGLE GLASS

Google Glass Will Expand Its Features Into Music - 12 November 2013 
(nytimes.com)


"Young Guru, a record producer and D.J., at work in the music studio with Google Glass."

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TYPHOON

Philippines typhoon - NEWS - 13 November 2013 
"All the latest from the aftermath of deadly storm."

(BBC)

Reuters Video: 10,000 deaths reported after typhoon + TRANSCRIPT + VOCABULARY + ALSO SEE + Related articles
"Overwhelming devastation in typhoon-hit regions of central Philippines. Julie Noce reports."
(englishblog.com)

 


Cartoon: Typhoon Haiyan
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + VOCABULARY + ALSO SEE + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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INVISIBILITY CLOAK

New 'invisibility cloak' type designed - 11 November 2013 
"A new "broadband" invisibility cloak which hides objects over a wide range of frequencies has been devised."

(BBC)

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STORY / REFUGEES

Amiir and Family: Somalis in Norway
"Amiir's story was told to journalist Benjamin Dix and drawn by artist Lindsay Pollock, from the collection Meet the Somalis by the Open Society Foundations."

((BBC)

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ART

Edvard Munch's iconic artwork The Scream sold for $120m
"The 1895 pastel was bought by an anonymous buyer at Sotheby's in New York. Bidding lasted 12 minutes."

+ $100M ARTWORKS
(BBC)


Bacon painting fetches record price
- 13 November 2013
"A painting by Francis Bacon of his friend and fellow artist Lucian Freud has become the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction
after it fetched $142m (£89m, 106m euros) in New York."

+ $100M ARTWORKS
(BBC)

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ARMISTICE DAY

Armistice Day: Memorial Service in Ypres - 11 November 2013
"The anniversary of the World War One armistice - signed 95 years ago - has been marked in Ypres.
A memorial service was held involving the laying of wreaths and thousands of poppies were dropped at the Menin Gate."
+ Armistice Day: UK remembers

(BBC)

In pictures: Remembering the war dead - 11 November 2013
(BBC)

Remembrance Day: The 10 greatest paintings of war - 11 November 2013
(BBC)

Remembrance Sunday: In pictures - 10 November 2013
(BBC)

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INTERNET / BIOMETRICS

Hello, is that really you? - 12 November 2013
"Big business wants your voice - not for customer feedback, but to tackle fraud...
Voice biometrics - the recording and analysis of unique voiceprints for authentication purposes
- is one of the latest technological weapons being deployed in the war against fraudsters..."

(BBC)

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BUILDINGS / SUPERLATIVES

One World Trade Center is 'tallest building in US' - 12 November 2013
"A committee of architects has declared New York City's newly erected One World Trade Center the tallest building in the US, at 1,776ft (541m)."
(BBC)

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VIDEO GAMES

Africa's video game super heroes- 22 August 2013
"Ghanaian Eryam Tawia, along with his friend Wesley Kirinya, found there was a gap in the industry in Africa and created Leti Games to fill it.
Mr Tawia spoke to BBC Africa's reporter in Accra, Akwasi Sarpong, about his passion for video games."

(BBC)

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TWITTER

Hugh Laurie is bemused by Twitter - Article + Audio - 27 May 2009 
"Hugh Laurie has revealed he "does not understand" Twitter, despite his ex-comedy partner Stephen Fry being a huge fan of the micro-blogging site."
(BBC)

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11/11/2013


CHRISTMAS

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2013 - The Bear & The Hare

 

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VIDEO GAMES

Can games create an education fit for the future?
"Imagine a school where playing video games is encouraged during classes and may even replace exams.
A new educational programme uses SimCity to test children on vital problem-solving skills."

(BBC)

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FOOD

US moves to ban trans fats in foods - 7 November 2013
+ Foods containing trans fat

+ Do you know the good fat from bad? + Are trans fat snacks killing you?

(BBC)

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TWITTER

Cartoon: The History of Twitter
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + LANGUAGE + ALSO SEE

(englishblog.com)

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CARS / FUTURE

The cars we’ll be driving in the world of 2050 - 8 November 2013
"What will the cars of 2050 look like? What will power them? Will they even have a steering wheel? Sven Beiker peers under the bonnet of tomorrow’s autos."

(BBC)

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SHAKESPEARE / THOR

Finding Shakespeare in Thor: The Dark World
(BBC)

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VIETNAM WAR

Vietnam Helicopter Images and Artifacts
(vhpamuseum.org)

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SeaOrbiter

The SeaOrbiter, also known as Sea Orbiter (two words), is an ocean going research vessel.
Construction is to begin in late 2013.[1][2] Similar to a space ship, the SeaOrbiter is planned to allow scientists and others
a residential yet mobile research station positioned under the oceans' surface. The station will have laboratories,
workshops, living quarters and a pressurized deck to support divers and submarines.[3][4]

(Wikipedia)

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WARSAW

"Des militants de l'organisation Oxfam portent des masques représentant de grands dirigeants
pour les interpeller sur les conséquences de la pollution sur les aliments, le 10 novembre 2013 à Varsovie."

(20minutes.fr)

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WW1

Project - Unconventional Heroes of the Great War
Objectives :
1) Organize an exhibition about some unconventional heroes of WWI at your school library.
2) Present a virtual version of your exhibition on your school website.
Created by Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen)

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LONDON before The Great Fire

Pudding Lane Productions, Crytek Off The Map
"We are six students from De Montfort University taking part in the Crytek Off the Map project, building a 3D representation of 17th century London before The Great Fire.
For more information on our whole project, including concepts and processes please visit our team blog:
http://puddinglanedmuga.blogspot.co.uk/

 

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Thanks to Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen)

 


"BEST" / IDIOMS

The Many Uses of “Best”
"Besides its use as a simple adjective meaning, “of the highest excellence, excelling all others in quality,”
the word best serves as other parts of speech and occurs in many English idioms."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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VETERANS' DAY

America celebrates Veterans' Day - Audio + Script
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TECHNOLOGY

License Plate Technology Raises Privacy Concerns - Video
"Some police cars in the United States are equipped with special cameras that take pictures of automobile license plates.
License plates identify a vehicle and its owner in state records."

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POSSESSIVE / FAMILY TREE

The Croods: Possessive ('s)
"I simply love this family, The Croods. The movie is awesome and it is wonderful to talk about family. I used their family tree to practice the use of possessives ('s)."
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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ART / Norman ROCKWELL

Self portrait - Séquence 12 - a lesson plan
+ Corrigé
(academie-en-ligne.fr)

Let's focus on artistic creation
+ Corrigés des activités

(academie-en-ligne.fr)

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BEAUTY / RESTAURANT

Better tables for beautiful people in Paris restaurants (November 10, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Two trendy restaurants in Paris give good-looking people better tables than not-so-good-looking people. This is according to staff who used to work at the two eateries."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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SOCIAL NETWORK

Beomseok Yang: SOCIAL NETWORK
(YouTube)

 

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DICTIONARY

bab.la - dictionnaire français-anglais
"Nos définitions sont accompagnées de contextes afin d’aider les utilisateurs à trouver la traduction appropriée."

(babla.fr)

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SLAVERY

Nearly 30 Million People Enslaved Worldwide - Audio + Script
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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