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OCTOBER 2012 - NEW SITES
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INDIA

GANDHI
- Victoria talks about Gandhi : his childhood and the way he became a famous non-violent leader in India.
- Anita speaks about one of her hero : Gandhi. She explains how he played an important role in the history of both India and England.

(audio-lingua.eu)

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ZOMBIES / FIRST AID

#TheUndeading, Zombies Performing CPR!
"With Halloween just around the corner, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has decided
the time is right for an hilarious Zombie-themed public service announcement.
Their new video, 'The Undeading,' is a Walking Dead-style take on the lifesaving procedure
featuring a horde of zombies performing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) on a hapless victim..."

(YouTube)

 

CPR 
"Short for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 
An emergency procedure in which the heart and lungs are made to work by manually compressing the chest overlying the heart and forcing air into the lungs.
CPR is used to maintain circulation when the heart stops pumping, usually because of disease, drugs, or trauma."

(thefreedictionary.com)

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MUAY THAI

Yamada: The Samurai of Ayothaya
"is a 2010 Thai action movie directed by Nopporn Watin. The film features renowned Muay Thai boxers ... along with the main cast of actors...
A Japanese samurai named Yamada (Ozeki) is captured by enemy Siamese warriors. To his surprise, the people whom he has been fighting and killing
nurse him to health and treat him as a guest in their village. In time, his loyalty switches sides and he vows to defend the villagers who have treated him
with such kindness. Turmoil results as the Japanese are intent to kill the traitor...
The lead character in the film is based on Yamada Nagamasa, a Japanese adventurer who later became a governor in the Ayutthaya Kingdom."

(Wikipedia)

Film complet sur YouTube
(YouTube)

 


 

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SEQUENCE

SURF SAFE- compétences & tâche finale
"Cliquez ICI pour voir quelle tâche finale vous aurez à faire dans SURF SAFE –> diapo présentation séquence
Vous trouverez aussi les compétences que nous travaillerons en classe!"

Une séquence proposée par Nathalie Barriquand (Ac. Poitiers)
Pour les worksheets, autres ressources et détails, lui écrire à thalinae8@gmail.com
(myenglishisrich.wordpress.com)

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IMMIGRATION

Great Immigration Infographics — For Each State!
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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VOCABULARY

Pictolang  : language and cultural learning content through authentic imagery." 
- with interactives
(pictolang.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

EXTREME SPORT

New extreme sport of Flyboarding takes off in Australia
"Daring extreme sports enthusiast shows off the Flyboard, a combination of a jet ski and a jet pack, in the waters off Australia's Gold Coast."

(telegraph.co.uk)
"Franky Zapata's invention, the Flyboard, is part jet pack and part jet ski. Riders can climb as high as ten meters above the water, then dive under it.
It's controlled with streams of water from the hands and feet. But that fun will cost you $12,000 per unit."
(Neatorama)

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BRITISHISMS

Britishisms and the Britishisation of American English
"There is little that irks British defenders of the English language more than Americanisms, which they see creeping insidiously
into newspaper columns and everyday conversation. But bit by bit British English is invading America too."

+ Why do Americanisms irritate people?
+ 50 Americanisms noted by readers
+ American English is getting on well, thanks

(BBC)

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ROBOT-CARS

An autonomous car, "also known as robotic or informally as driverless or self-driving, is an autonomous vehicle capable of fulfilling the human transportation capabilities of a traditional car. As an autonomous vehicle, it is capable of sensing its environment and navigating on its own..."
(Wikipedia)

Robot-car technology by Google
"Google has recently revealed in an announcement that it has been secretly testing cars that can drive on their own, with the help
of artificial-intelligence software that can sense anything near the car and make decisions similar to what a human driver would make..."

(YouTube)

 


Robot cars now officially legal in California - 26 Sept 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown calls autonomous cars "science fiction becoming reality."

(arstechnica.com)

Who Is To Blame When A Robotic Car Crashes?
(popsci.com)

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ADVERTISING

Reuters Video: Young grads' cheeky sales pitch
"Two Cambridge graduates have successfully paid off their university debt by renting their faces for advertising messages
and a new advertising campaign by Benetton called ''Unemployee of the Year'' is seeking to highlight the plight of young people without jobs.
But can these unlikely campaigns actually help shift merchandise? Hayley Platt reports."

+ TRANSCRIPT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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PET HOTEL

Reuters Video: Posh pet hotel is no ordinary dog house
"Offering full-sized beds and flat screen TVs, a new luxury hotel for pets opens in New York City. Elly Park reports."

+ TRANSCRIPT + VOCABULARY AND IDIOMS
(englishblog.com)

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STEVE JOBS

Newsy Video: Steve Jobs Remembered
"One year after the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, it's time to consider his life and legacy." View transcript >>

+ LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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BUSINESS

The Business of English
"The Business of English from Australia Network is a 15-part series for intermediate to advanced English language learners
which looks at the language used in everyday business situations such as meetings, presentations and negotiations.
You can watch the episodes online or download them as a video podcast. Full transcripts are available for each episode."

+ COMMENT + LINKS

(englishblog.com)

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VIDEO GAMES

The Ohio State University Marching Band - TBDBITL Halftime 10-6-12 Video games Nebraska
"This is the halftime performance of The Ohio State University Marching Band on 10/6/12 against Nebraska.
The theme was Video games and it included parts from Zelda, Halo, Pokemon, Tetris, and others. 
Don't miss the running horse at 6:00."... and Mario at the end and "GAME OVER".

(YouTube)

 

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LIGHT / JEWELS

Rihanna - Diamonds (Audio)
+ VIDEO WITH LYRICS
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS
"Shine bright like a diamond..."

(directlyrics.com)


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ELECTIONS

What Kids Think About the 2012 Presidential Election
(YouTube)


 

MORE cartoons - October 2012
(cagle.com)

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A NEW PAGE ABOUT :

James Bond

 

 

COMICS

Comics for the Digital Crowd
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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IDIOMS / EXPRESSIONS

Words and Their Stories: Nose and Ear Expressions
"The answer is as clear as the nose on your face."
"Read, listen and learn English with this story. Double-click on any word to find the definition in the Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Words and Their Stories: All About Eyes
"Expressions that may catch your eye."
"Read, listen and learn English with this story. Double-click on any word to find the definition in the Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THANKSGIVING

The Turkey Song A Funny Thanksgiving Song (Except for the Turkey)
(YouTube)

 

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ELECTIONS

Election 2012
News - Maps and Games - Q & A - Timeline - Vocabulary...

(magazines.scholastic.com)

US election: The key issues - 4 October 2012
(BBC)

Romney 'wins' US election debate - 4 October 2012
+ Key debate moments
+ Videos
(BBC)

The Whole Presidential Debate In 121 Seconds
(buzzfeed.com)


Five things you need to know about the US election
(BBC)

New Obama Ad Simply Replays Romney’s ‘47Percent’ Comments - 27 September 2012
(livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com)

 

 

MITT’S FORTY-SEVEN-PER-CENT PROBLEM - 18 September 2012
(newyorker.com)

 

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PEOPLE WHO SHOOK THE WORLD

125 Years of The International Herald Tribune - a slideshow
"From the archives of the International Herald Tribune, a selection of images of people who shook the world
in an era of mass movements, mass violence and the creation of ideas that changed the way we live."

(nytimes.com)

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ART

Jacob Lawrence
"Watch the slideshow and play the game..."
= Hangman: Guess the letters in a hidden word or phrase.
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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CINEMA

A NEW PAGE WITH :

TAKEN (2008) and TAKEN 2 (2012)

 

 

DOYLE

The Hound of the Baskervilles
"is the third of four crime novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes.
Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devonin England's West Country 
and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound."
(Wikipedia)



The Hound of the Baskervilles - Read by David Timson - ABRIDGED
(naxosaudiobooks.com)


The Hound of the Baskervilles (Simple English) [Paperback]
(amazon.com)

Strip-cartoon adaptation - with Worksheets
(tes.co.uk)

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FOODS

The origins of foods - an infographic
(ikonet.com/en/visualdictionary)

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ELECTIONS

The General Election - PBS
(pbslearningmedia.org)

Presidential Election
(brainpop.com)

All About Electing a President of the United States
(pocanticohills.org)

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HALLOWEEN

Halloween
"Un nouveau parcours sur internet, avec des activités sur le vocabulaire et des liens vers des exercices de compréhension
destinés à découvrir les origines de cette fête." 

Créé par Hélène de Morel (Ac. Caen)
(memovoc.com)

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CARBON NEGATIVE STREET

Britain's first carbon negative street - where toilets are flushed with rainwater and there is even a hotel for bugs - 27 September 2012
"Residents in the 21 timber houses which make up Sinclair Meadows in South Shields can sleep cosily in the knowledge
that they live in the most eco-friendly social housing development in the UK...
The carbon negative homes generate more energy than they need and are made of natural materials like timber, hemp insulation and lime render."
(dailymail.co.uk)

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BLOG

Nathalie Barriquand (Professeur de collège - Ac. Poitiers) a créé un blog pour aider ses élèves à progresser.
(myenglishisrich.wordpress.com)

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"NIGHTCALLERS"

"NIGHTCALLERS" by Gerry Mooney
- "an offbeat, CG animated action-adventure tale..."
"The civilization of the half-insect, half-human Mansects is threatened when a mysterious computer virus infects their machines!"

(kickstarter.com)

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"SISTER MARY DRACULA"

The entire "Sister Mary Dracula" graphic novel (by Gerry Mooney) is online just for October!
(sistermarydracula.com)
- with the Flash animation
(mooneyart.com)

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SHORT STORIES / FAIRY TALES

Short Stories & Fairy Tales
(A Selection of Audio Files from www.librivox.org and Texts from www.gutenberg.org)
Roald DAHL - Five Short Stories / Hans Christian ANDERSEN - 18 Fairy Tales / The Brothers GRIMM - 62 Fairy Tales

(lemauff.fr)

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COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL

Open Evening at the Grange Comprehensive School
(YouTube)

 

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In the background : The flu