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NOVEMBER - 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)

 

 

30/11/2013


CHRISTMAS

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
"Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York'sSun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897.
The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history's most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole
in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps."

(newseum.org)

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NATIVE AMERICANS FILMS / SONGS

Smoke Signals (1998)
"is an independent film directed and co-produced by Chris Eyre and with a screenplay by Sherman Alexie, based on the short story
"This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona" from his book Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.
There are also references to Alexie's novel, Reservation Blues."

(Wikipedia)

Thunderheart 
"is a 1992 contemporary western mystery film directed by Michael Apted from an original screenplay by John Fusco.
The film is a loosely based fictional portrayal of events relating to the Wounded Knee incident in 1973.[2]"

(Wikipedia)


Little Big Man 
"is a 1970 American revisionist Western directed by Arthur Penn and based on the 1964 comic novel by Thomas Berger. It is a picaresque comedy about a white boy
raised by the Cheyenne nation during the 19th century. The film is largely concerned with contrasting the lives of American pioneers and Native Americans
 throughout the progression of the boy's life.
The movie stars Dustin HoffmanChief Dan GeorgeFaye DunawayMartin BalsamJeff Corey and Richard Mulligan. It is considered a revisionist Western,
with Native Americans receiving a more sympathetic treatment and the United States Cavalry depicted as villains.
Despite its satirical approach, the film has tragic elements and a clear social conscience about prejudice and injustice. Little Big Man is considered an example
of anti-establishment films of the period, protesting America's involvement in theVietnam War by portraying the U.S. military negatively."

(Wikipedia)


Dances with Wolves
 "is a 1990 American epic western film directed, produced by, and starring Kevin Costner.
It is a film adaptation of the 1988 book of the same name by Michael Blake and tells the story of a Union Army lieutenant 
who travels to the American frontier to find a military post, and his dealings with a group of Lakota Indians."
(Wikipedia)

We Shall Remain 
"is a five-part, 7.5 hour documentary series about the history of Native Americans spanning the 17th century to the 20th century."
(Wikipedia)

Grey Owl 
"is a 1999 biopic directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Pierce Brosnan in the role of real life British schoolboy
turned Indian trapper "Grey Owl," Archibald Belaney (1888–1938), and Annie Galipeau as his wife Anahareo, with brief appearances
by Graham Greene and others. The screenplay was written by William Nicholson.
PLOT : "The British Belaney, who grew up fascinated by Native American culture, left the United Kingdom for Canada in the early 1900s,
where he became 'Grey Owl', living in the wild as a trapper. Eventually, Belaney becomes an environmentalist after renouncing trapping."
(Wikipedia)
Grey Owl: Canada's great conservationist and imposter
(BBC)
Grey Owl Biography (virtualsk.com)


The New World
 
"is a 2005 American and British romantic historical drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick, depicting the founding of the Jamestown, Virginia settlement 
and inspired by the historical figures Captain John Smith and Pocahontas. The cast includes Colin Farrell..." 

(Wikipedia)


"Manifest Destiny"
- a song by JAMIROQUAI
(azlyrics.com)
"As I remember
It was four hundred years or more
Since you came to crucify
And they were taken far away from home
There were promises of paradise..."


 

Pocahontas - Savages (YouTube) + LYRICS :
"What can you expect 
From filthy little heathens? 
Their whole disgusting race is like a curse 
Their skin's a hellish red 
They're only good when dead 
They're vermin, as I said 
And worse" 

(stlyrics.com)

 

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CINEMA / LESSON

42: Etymology - a lesson
(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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BUY NOTHING DAY

"Buy Nothing Day" Cartoons
NOTE + QUESTIONS + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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JFK

JFK anniversary: The myth and reality - 22 November 2013
"The assassination of John F Kennedy means that we all get to decide how his story should have ended, and thus plot an alternative trajectory for the country
he so fleetingly led. The events in Dallas exactly 50 years ago made JFK as much a myth as a man, one of history's most endlessly malleable figures."

(BBC)

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BLACK FRIDAY

Black Friday flurry for UK retailers in discounting push - 29 November 2013
"A flurry of promotions tied to Black Friday have caused a frenzy for some UK retailers, with a fight breaking out in one Asda shop apparently over discounted televisions."
+ What is Black Friday anyway? + Chaotic scenes at Black Friday sales + Bargain hunting on Black Friday

(BBC)

The dark side of Black Friday - 29 November 2013
"Americans are flocking to the shops for Black Friday, the bonanza US sales day held the day after Thanksgiving."
(BBC)

Reuters Video: Black Friday the Wal-Mart way + TRANSCRIPT
+ WHAT IS BLACK FRIDAY? + COMMENT + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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CINEMA

Sin Nombre 
"is a 2009 U.S.-Mexican adventure thriller film written and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, about a Honduran girl trying to emigrate to the U.S.A,
and a boy caught up in the violence of gang life who also needs to escape.
Filmed in Spanish, the film's title means "Nameless". It won several awards, including the prizes for directing and cinematography at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival."

(Wikipedia)


Sin Nombre – DVD details and Trailer

"Sin Nombre is an epic thriller with a love story twist. It tracks the fate of three teenagers travelling through Mexico on their way to the U.S. border.
During the journey, which is filmed predominantly on top of a real train, smuggling real Central American immigrants, cinematographer Adriano Goldman
captures the grit of urban immigrants against the backdrop of Mexico’s diverse and unforgettable landscape."

(chrisandphilpresent.co.uk)

 



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The Immigrant
 - with Marion Cotillard - Director:  
"is a 2013 American drama film co-written, produced and directed by James Gray. It was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.[1]"

(Wikipedia)
"On the mean streets of Manhattan, Ewa falls prey to Bruno, a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution."
(imdb)

New York Film Festival 2013: The Immigrant Review
"In the film, Joaquin Phoenix stars as Bruno Weiss, a pimp posing as a burlesque showman, and Cotillard as Ewa Cybulski, a traumatized Polish refugee.
Ewa survives the Cossacks and a harrowing trip to Ellis Island..."

(slantmagazine.com)


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29/11/2013


A NEW PAGE :

MACY'S THANKSGIVING PARADE

FACTS
MAP
PHOTOS
VIDEOS
CINEMA

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CHEMICAL WEAPONS

Syrian chemical weapons set to be destroyed at sea - 28 November 2013
"A plan has been hatched to destroy Syria's chemical weapons at sea using US Navy auxiliary vessel MV Cape Ray."

+ Q&A: Geneva II + Arms destruction + Chemical stockpile + 'Let it be over'
(BBC)

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COCA COLA

How much sugar in a Coca Cola ?
(BBC)

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THANKSGIVING

Native Intelligence: A Different Perspective on Thanksgiving
(neatorama.com)

Price Chopper's Cheap Thanksgiving Commercial - VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT 
+ COMMENT + QUESTION + Related articles

(englishblog.com)



Cartoon: Thanksgiving Day Turkey Pardon
EXPLANATION + VOCABULARY + MORE CARTOONS + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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CHRISTMAS

How to Write a Letter to Santa
(YouTube)

 

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28/11/2013


RELIGION

Atheist 'mega-churches' undermine what atheism's supposed to be about - 15 November 2013
"A so-called godless church wants to establish more US congregations. These 'places of worship' come across as a joke."

(theguardian.com)



"Around 12,000 people in the Christian Fraternity of
Guatemala evangelic mega-church near Guatemala City."

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INFOGRAPHICS

EXPLOITING INFOGRAPHICS by Nik Peachey
WHAT’S AN INFOGRAPHIC?
WHY USE INFOGRAPHICS?
INFOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SAVING INFOGRAPHICS
TASKS FOR EXPLOITING INFOGRAPHICS
CREATING INFOGRAPHICS
INFOGRAPHIC CREATION TASKS
FURTHER READING

(technogogy.org.uk)

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US SCHOOLS

A day in the life of a middle schooler
(YouTube)
"Présentation d'un collège catholique où l'on voit bien l'importance de la religion." (Marion Méranger-Galtier)

 


One of the most dangerous schools in America (in Philadelphia)
"Diane Sawyer looks at the courage and struggle to educate students under dangerous circumstances."
(YouTube)

 


A day in the life at the Webb Boarding School

"View a day in the life of a Webb student according to Lauren Livengood, a 9th grade boarding student, and Tripp Mifflin, a 7th grade day student."

(YouTube)
"Présentation publicitaire d'une boarding school très posh dont les élèves vantent les mérites."  (Marion Méranger-Galtier)

 

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Thanks to Marion Méranger-Galtier (Ac. Orléans-Tours)

 


SCHOOL INTEGRATION

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross | Ruby Bridges Interview, School Integration | PBS
"Ruby Bridges was the first African American to attend William Frantz Elementary School in 1960 in New Orleans."

(YouTube)


Ruby Bridges visits with the President and her portrait

"Ruby Bridges visited the White House to see how a painting commemorating her personal and historic milestone looks hanging on the wall outside of the Oval Office.
American Artist Norman Rockwell was criticized by some when this painting first appeared on the cover of Look magazine on January 14,1964 ;
now the iconic portrait will be on display throughout the summer of 2011 in one of the most exalted locations in the country."

(YouTube)


President Obama Meets Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges - July 15, 2011
(whitehouse.gov)

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CINEMA / LESSON

Last Samurai: Adverbs
"Watch the movie segment and complete the sentences using the adverbs accordingly..."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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COCA COLA

Coca Cola Commercial - Simpsons Hard Times
(YouTube)

 


Coca Cola 2011 Christmas
(YouTube)

 

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THE AMISH

Leaving the Amish Life Behind - 2003-07-23 - Audio + Script
(voanews.com)

Amish Maintain a Simple Lifestyle - 2002-11-02 - Audio + Script
(voanews.com)

The Amish Road to Wal-Mart - 2002-11-30 - Audio + Script
(voanews.com)

(Permanent link)

Thanks to Cécile Braca (Ac. Marseille)

 


BULLYING

Brainpop : Bullying
(brainpop.com)

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911

Stay Calm, Dad
"A 5-year-old talks on the phone with 911 while her dad is having difficultly breathing.  Don't leave too soon.  This little girl is not only smart, but very funny."
On YouTube too.
(maniacworld.com)

 

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A NEW PAGE :

Fort McMoney - an interactive game

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US HISTORY / RELATIVE PRONOUNS

10 Important Events in US History (Relative pronouns)
"Click on the photo and play the game, then learn more with the pages below."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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CINEMA

I-DIOTS - a lesson plan
"This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film called iDiots by special effects company BLR_VFX and the themes of technology,
mass consumption and instant gratification. Students speak about mobile phones and technology, watch a short film and do a dictation."

(film-english.com)

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USES OF 'JOHN'

The Many Uses of John
"Although male names like AidenJayden, and Santiago lead in popularity among various ethnic and social groups in the U.S.,
the name John comes only after James as the most popular in the total population according to 1990 census figures.
The long-standing popularity of John has spawned numerous expressions in English, not all of them likely to please bearers of the name."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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ROBOT

Bionic Man Showcases Cutting-Edge Medical Technology
"A new state-of-the-art robot that walks, talks, grasps, sees and hears was recently the star attraction at an event
at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington. VOA's Julie Taboh was there and has this report."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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FOOD

Developers of Genetically Modified Crops Win Food Prize 
"Robert Fraley, Mary Dell Chilton and Marc van Montagu received the $250,000 prize on October 17 in the American state of Iowa.
The World Food Prize organization praised the technology that the scientists created, saying it increased food crops."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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LESSONS

Campaign to ban car hands-free phones (November 20, 2013) - a lesson with AUDIO
"A major road-safety campaign is under way in Britain to get hands-free mobile phones banned.
The charity Brake is also calling for motorists to switch off their phones while driving."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

USA destroys 6,000kg of ivory (November 18, 2013) - a lesson with AUDIO
"Elephants are in danger. Hunters kill them for their tusks. The hunters sell the tusks because they are made from ivory. The USA is working to stop this trade."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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27/11/2013


BIG BROTHER

No Privacy with Smart Meters | Big Brother Watch
"Abby Martin takes a look at Smart Meters, how they work, and the threat they pose to personal privacy
when energy corporations can record, monitor, and even control your daily activities in your private residence."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Armelle Meyer (Ac. Bordeaux)

 


3 D

inFORM "is a Dynamic Shape Display that can render 3D content physically, so users can interact with digital information in a tangible way.
inFORM can also interact with the physical world around it, for example moving objects on the table’s surface. Remote participants in a video conference
can be displayed physically, allowing for a strong sense of presence and the ability to interact physically at a distance. inFORM is a step toward our vision of Radical Atoms: http://tangible.media.mit.edu/vision/ "

(tangible.media.mit.edu)

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CHRISTMAS

101 dalmatians - the series - Christmas Cruella - part 1 (A parody of 'A Christmas Carol')
(YouTube)

 

 

Norman Rockwell - The Discovery (1956)
(confettithoughts.files.wordpress.com)

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HASHTAG

The word of the month : Hashtag - November 2013
(thewordofthemonth.com)

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MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts - a lesson - Download the worksheet!
(letshavefunwithenglish.com)

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LANGUAGE

How To Learn English Infographic
(kaplaninternational.com)

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THANKSGIVING

Friends - [5x08] - The One with the Thanksgiving Flashbacks + Audio Commentary
(videopluz.com)

The Story of...Thanksgiving (as told by kids)
(YouTube)
"Ask young children about Thanksgiving, and they will tell you what they know -which isn't much. And what they know can be hilariously fused
with non-Thanksgiving stuff. It's just not a traditional Thanksgiving without pickles and salami!"
(Neatorama)

 

When Thanksgiving Meant a Fancy Meal Out on the Town
(blogs.smithsonianmag.com)



Happy Thanksgiving! From AFV
"We all want Thanksgiving to go as smoothly as possible, but let's face it - catastrophes are bound to happen!
Enjoy America's Funniest Home Videos' compilation of the best turkey dinner family fails ever."

(YouTube)

 

Thanksgiving - You Can't Gobble Me - Hilarious
"Another funny Turkey Song for Thanksgiving. This one is an alternative to Dianna Ross & The Supremes & Phil Collins hit song You Can't Hurry Love. Lol
- It's really funny. You will enjoy the sense of humor."

(YouTube)

 

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Norman ROCKWELL

Norman Rockwell - Videos
(YouTube)

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NEW YORK

TOP TEN ATTRACTIONS OF NEW YORK CITY (oral comprehension) - a worksheet
to go with a video
Created by Armelle MEYER (Ac. Bordeaux)

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THE AMERICAN DREAM

The New American Dream: Retirement
- infographic
(mainstreet.com)

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26/11/2013


JFK

A lesson : Handout + MP3 + 8 Online Quizzes on John F. Kennedy + PDF
(lessonsonamericanpresidents.com)

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TOYS

GoldieBlox: Engineering toys for girls
(YouTube)

 


GoldieBlox, Rube Goldberg, & Beastie Boys "Princess Machine" (a concert for little girls)
(YouTube)
GoldieBlox – Girls - Lyrics
"You like to buy us pink toys
And everything else is for boys
And you can always get us dolls
And we'll grow up like them, false"

(rapgenius.com)

 

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SONGS / AUTUMN

Songs About Autumn + SCRIPT
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving recipe swap - interactive
"We asked 12 food bloggers to rethink the traditional Thanksgiving meal – and they each swapped an established dish
in favor of something from their own cultural background."

(theguardian.com)

Americans Celebrate Thanksgiving by Eating, Serving and … Shopping? + SCRIPT
"Thanksgiving traditions have changed over time. This year, some Americans may celebrate by waiting in line at Wal-Mart ..."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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TRANSPORT

Volvo Trucks - The Epic Split feat. Van Damme (Live Test 6)
"Watch Jean-Claude Van Damme carry out his famous split between two reversing trucks. Never done before, JCVD says it's the most epic of splits."

(YouTube)

 

 

Jenko's Epic Split
(YouTube)

 

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GRAFFITI

Murals Add Color and Character to Los Angeles + SCRIPT
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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SOFLES — LIMITLESS
(YouTube)
"Four graffiti artists, a warehouse interior, and an unlimited amount of paint. The warehouse in Brisbane was scheduled to be demolished,
so street artists SoflesFintan Magee, Treas, and Quench went nuts brightening it up.
Filmmaker Selina Miles followed him every step, and created this killer time-lapse video of the project."
(Neatorama)

 

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FOOD

Lunches From Around The World Infographic
(blog.chefworks.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 


THANKSGIVING

Chowhound’s Top 10 Uses for Thanksgiving Leftovers
+ Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes
(chow.com)

Thanksgiving By The Numbers Infographic
(history.com)

Learn Some Fun Facts About Thanksgiving, Turkeys and Travel - infographic
(nationwide.com)

Thanksgiving in Space: Astronauts Share Their Cosmic Menu | Video
"On the ISS, NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins send down their best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving
and their crewmates show off the station's galley where they will be preparing and enjoying a Thanksgiving meal."

(YouTube)


 

Thanksgiving Dinner on the Space Station
"Expedition 34 Thanksgiving Message -- Expedition 34 Commander Kevin Ford shares a Thanksgiving message from the International Space Station.
Ford demonstrates how the crew will spend the holiday on orbit and describes the menu he and his two crewmates will share on Thursday.
Flight Engineers Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin joined Ford to send their best wishes in Russian. NASA Video."

(YouTube)

 


NHL on NBC: Thanksgiving Showdown, A Very Farrelly Thanksgiving
"In director Bobby Farrelly's latest, hockey heroes Cam Neely and Mike Richter drop in to add fuel to an already heated family Thanksgiving visit.
This Boston and New York family rivalry serves up a turkey day to remember."

 

 

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ROBOTIC PARK

Inside an underground Japanese robotic cycle park (in Tokyo) - 18 November 2013 
"Spencer Kelly goes behind the scenes to see how an underground robotic bike park works."
(BBC)

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FAST FOOD

These Disturbing Fast Food Truths Will Make You Reconsider Your Lunch - 22 November 2013 - Article + Video
(huffingtonpost.com)

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LONDON

Learning English - Welcome to London
"'Welcome to London' is an intermediate English language course allowing users to practise their reading, listening and pronunciation skills.
It follows two characters, John and Fiona, through a series of situations as they arrive and settle down in the city."

Unit 1: Transport / Unit 2: Hotel / Unit 3: Cinema / Unit 4: Shopping / Unit 5: Work / Unit 6: Eating Out
(BBC)

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NEW YORK

NYC steps up fight against smoking - 20 November 2013 
"New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed landmark legislation banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21."

(BBC)

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Dr WHO - A new page

Cartoon : Dr Who At 50
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION + LANGUAGE + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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COMPARATIVES

The difference game + The difference game
Created by Corinne Degezelle
Documents comparatifs + = et 'less' / en laison avec le simple past de 'be'

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Doris LESSING

Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies aged 94 - 17 November 2013
+ Obituary: Doris Lessing
(BBC)

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PROTEST SONG

Strange Fruit: A protest song with enduring relevance - Article + Song
"First recorded in 1939, the protest song Strange Fruit came to symbolise the brutality and racism of the practice of lynching in America's South.
Now, more than seventy years later, such is the song's enduring power that rapper Kanye West sampled the track on his latest album Yeezus."

(BBC)

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