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SCHOOLS

Schools in America (B1)
"Elizabeth Malkin nous parle du système scolaire américain."

4 activités texte à trou + audio
(soundguideweb.com)

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SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE

Words in the News: Historic
"The Scotsman leads with the news that UK PM David Cameron and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond have signed a deal
setting out the terms and conditions for a referendum on Scottish independence." Full story >>
+ VOCABULARY
(englishblog.com)

 

Cartoon: Loch Ness Monster
on Scottish Independence

"This cartoon by Paul Thomas from The Express 
relates to the agreement signed by UK Prime Minister 
David Cameron
 and Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond 
granting the Scottish government the power to hold
a referendum on independence in 2014."
+ THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION
+ GRAMMAR + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

Cartoon: Scottish Independence
"This cartoon by Mac from The Daily Mail relates to the agreement between UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Scotland's 
First Minister Alex Salmond to hold a referendum on Scottish independendence in 2014." 

+ THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION
+ GRAMMAR + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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THE QUEEN

Queen advertises for maid to clean antiques and draw bath - 24 October 2012
"The Queen has advertised for a maid who is good at cleaning antiques, running baths and taking care of jewellery
and can travel to Balmoral - all for £273-a-week."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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EARTHQUAKES

Millions prepare for earthquakes in California - 18 October 2012
(BBC)

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AUSTRALIA

Passport Australia
Videos - Interactive features - Slideshow...
(channelone.com)

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BARACK OBAMA

A lesson - Handout + MP3 + 8 Online Quizzes on Barack Obama
(lessonsonamericanpresidents.com)

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VOCABULARY

20 Ways to Laugh
"Go ahead and try this (if you’re alone, that is): Explore all the varieties of laughter you can produce, and label each one.
There’s an often-distinct word or phrase for each type. Here are twenty ways to laugh, and some related expressions..."

(dailywritingtips.com)

20 Ways to Cry
"Opportunities abound for describing lachrymal lamentations. Here are twenty synonyms for cry, plus some related expressions."

(dailywritingtips.com)

Australia PM Julia Gillard prompts 'misogyny' redefinition - 18 October 2012
"The Macquarie Dictionary describes misogyny as ''hatred of women'' but editor Sue Butler says
it will be expanded to ''entrenched prejudice against women'' in the next edition..."

(BBC)

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THE TUDORS

Crimes & Punishments (Angela Marshall)
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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DYSLEXIA

The Big Picture Movie Trailer
"A dyslexic high school student pursues admission to a competitive college - a challenge for a boy that didn't learn to read until 4th grade.
Additional accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts, and iconic leaders help us understand that dyslexia is as much a gift as it is a challenge..."

(YouTube)

MORE videos
(YouTube)

 


Dyslexia FAQ

(thebigpicturemovie.com)

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THANKSGIVING

 

Garfield Thanksgiving Part 1
+ Activity created by Corinne Degezelle
+ a VIDEO (dailymotion.com) - UPDATED

 

Garfield Thanksgiving Part 2
+ Activities created by Corinne Degezelle
+ a VIDEO (dailymotion.com) - UPDATED

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DIAPORAMAS

De nouveaux diaporamas :
un sur les vêtements,  un autre sur les verbes de goûts, et encore un sur la description d’actions de Kate et William.

(myenglishisrich.wordpress.com)

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EXCUSES

Chocolate Excuses
(neatorama.com)

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VIDEO GAMES

Mr. Cat
"A cat's quest for adventure turns him into worldwide celebrity."

(YouTube)

 

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MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

Oisin Millea Bottle: 9-Year-Old In Ireland Discovers Note Sent From Montreal
Article + Video
(huffingtonpost.ca)

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STAR TREK

Star Trek The Original Series
How many characters, creatures, and crafts can you name?
+ the key
(dusty-abell.deviantart.com)

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HALLOWEEN

 Wicked Witch 'oo' Words (Angela Gomez)
(primaryresources.co.uk)

Supercut: 50 TV Characters in Hilarious Halloween Costumes
(vimeo.com)
See the full list of shows, costumes and characters used in the video.
(flavorwire.com)

Halloween Postcards
(secure.flickr.com)



Get ready for Halloween!
"We've got scary storiessongs, and fun games to play - great to use in class or at home! 
We've also got crafts to make, quizzes to try, and worksheets to do. Search for all our Halloween activities here.
You can also find help on how to use our Halloween activities in the classroom on the TeachingEnglish website. Happy Halloween!"

(learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

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HISTORY

Manifest Destiny
"tells the story of the United States in 141 maps from the Declaration of Independence to the present.
Explore and interact with any of the maps ..., or fast-forward to important events,
such as the Louisiana Purchase, the Civil War, or to the present-day US."

(michaelporath.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

COMICS

Who's on the left ? - interactive quiz
"Today's quiz features 11 famous pairs, from Statler and Waldorf to Ren and Stimpy to Chip and Dale. Can you tell who's who?"

(mentalfloss.com)

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James BOND

Booze, bonks and bodies
The various Bonds are more different than you think

(economist.com)

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SO BRITISH 1


SO BRITISH 1
"Six films musicaux, animés par diverses techniques, pour une initiation aux joies de la musique et à l'humour anglais ! Au programme :
L'ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE, HAMILTON L'ÉLÉPHANT MUSICIEN, LE HIBOU ET LA CHATTE, FOO FOO LE CLANDESTIN,
SNIP ET SNAP CHIENS MODÈLES et BUTTERFLY BALL."

(sorties-cinema.20minutes.fr)

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KENNEDY

JFK  
"is a 1991 American political thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It examines the events leading to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
 and alleged subsequent cover-up through the eyes of former New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison (played by Kevin Costner)..."

(Wikipedia)


Films about the John F. Kennedy assassination
(Wikipedia)

Films about Presidents of the United States
(Wikipedia)

The 12 possible J.F. Kennedy Assassins
(theanticmuse.com)

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BONFIRE NIGHT

Bonfire Night - Activities
(activityvillage.co.uk)

The Story of Guy Fawkes
(YouTube)

 

Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night - Pocket History 1
"Remember, remember the 5th of November...
It's November 5th and the night is full of fire and explosions, but no problems. This is the annual British event called 'Bonfire Night'.
So what's the story behind the pyrotechnics? Well, we have to go back to the time of King James 1 in the 17th Century to find out."

This video is aimed at upper intermediate students.
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Paul Carr for this new video.

 

 

TELEVISION ADDICT

PUPAJIM - Television Addict
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS
"Just a story,
About the disease of the century
You are addict
The First thing you do when you arrive at home is to turn on the television
You channel up..."

(lyricsmania.com)

 

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E.T.

Child Actor Henry Thomas's Audition For E.T. [Full Audition]
(YouTube)

 

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HEALTH HABITS

Skipping breakfast primes the brain to seek out fat - 17 October 2012
"Brain scans show that skipping breakfast makes fatty, high calorie foods appear far more attractive later in the day, according to researchers..."

(BBC)

Bad Health Habits Are on the Rise [Interactive]
(scientificamerican.com)

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TERRORISM

US Federal Reserve 'bomb plot' foiled by FBI + a video - 17 October 2012
(BBC)

Terrorist arrested after trying to 'destroy America' with Fed Reserve Bank attack + a video
"A young Bangladeshi on a mission to “destroy America” tried to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in lower Manhattan Wednesday
with what he thought was a 1,000-pound van bomb, according to a criminal complaint..."

(nypost.com)

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SKYDIVER

Cartoon: A Giant Leap for Corporate Sponsorship
"This cartoon by Patrick Chappatte from the International Herald Tribune relates to the record-breaking skydive from space
by Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner earlier in the week..."

+ COMMENTARY + VOCABULARY+ DISCUSSION + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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CYBERBULLYING / SUICIDE

Amanda Todd: Memorial for teenage cyberbullying victim
"Tributes from across the world are being paid to a 15-year-old girl from Canada who killed herself after being bullied online."

(BBC)

My story: Struggling, bullying, suicide, self harm
(YouTube)


 

Kody Maxson
"Anonymous has named 30 year old Kody Maxson as Amanda Todd Stalker Bully who caused her death. Kody Maxson is a30 year old Facebook employee
from New Westminster British Columbia and is the one who made explicit photos of Amanda Todd public..."

+ Video : Kody Maxson is Amanda Todd’s Bully
+ Video : Anonymous Message To Amanda Todd’s Bullies

(ratepublic.com)

Suicide
"People often attempt to commit suicide when they feel they've nothing to live for. Everyone has something to live for..."

(BBC)

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ELECTIONS

LETTER FROM THE FIRST LADY
"Michelle Obama opens up to ELLE readers about the future of American women and the five ways President Obama is looking out for women like you."

(elle.com)



Kid Rock Tells Sean Penn 'F--king Suck It, Commie' in Ad to Not Let Politics Divide Us
"After the pair trade caustic barbs that include Rock telling Penn "F--king suck it, commie," and Penn referring to Rock as a troglodyte, they finally bury the hatchet, and present a positive image of what America is supposed to be (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary, serious vulgarity warning)..."

(newsbusters.org)


Presidential Campaign Commercials 1952 - 2012
(livingroomcandidate.org)

Mad Money: TV ads in the 2012 presidential campaign
"Team Obama and Team Romney have spent millions flooding the airwaves in key battleground states with (mostly negative) TV ads
aimed at converting voters to their side. This page shows where each side is focusing its message and how spending has changed over time."

(washingtonpost.com)

The Art of Creating The Presidential Campaign Ad
+ Ideas In The Classroom
(frankwbaker.com)

Spin it! Create your own lines from Romney and Obama's second debate - interactive
"Can you spin it? Mitt Romney and Barack Obama squared off in their second face-to-face meeting, but can you use what they said to create something
completely new? Select key words from our generator below to create your own 'spin' soundbite, then feel free to share your creation using the hashtag #MySpin."

(guardian.co.uk)

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HALLOWEEN

SpookySoundtrack.com - a library of 598 Halloween songs and sound effects 
(spookysoundtrack.com)

 

 

BRITISHISMS

30 of your Britishisms used by Americans - 16 October 2012
"The Magazine's recent article about the Britishisation of American English prompted readers to respond with examples of their own
- here are 30 British words and phrases that you've noticed being used in the US and Canada."

(BBC)

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ELECTIONS

Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney. Epic Rap Battles Of History Season 2 - HD
(YouTube)

 

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SKYDIVER

Supersonic Felix - L'incroyable saut de Felix Baumgartner - diaporama
De très belles photos à ne pas manquer sur 20minutes.fr
cette semaine
(20minutes.fr)

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ROLLING STONES

Rolling Stones' London concerts could set you back over £1,000 - ARTICLE + VIDEO
"The Rolling Stones have announced their first live shows in five years, including two concerts in Britain, but fans who want a spot
right in front of the stage face being charged more than £1,000 for a ticket...
The rock group said they were playing four dates, two in Britain and two in the United States, to mark their 50th anniversary...
The Stones last played live during their two-year A Bigger Bang tour, which ended at the O2 Arena in August 2007.
It earned around $558 million (£347 million), making it the second highest grossing music tour in history."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

European Cartoonists React to Unexpected Nobel Win
(cagle.com)

Cartoons: Europe's Nobel Peace Prize
"The decision to award this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union for its role in promoting peace and democracy
over the last sixty years has been met with a mixture of surprise and bafflement..."

+ VOCABULARY + GRAMMAR + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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SKYDIVER

Baumgartner Falls Faster Than Speed Of Sound (16th October, 2012)
- a lesson plan with audio
(newsenglishlessons.com)

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ELECTIONS

Introduction - Glossary - The candidates - Comparing the candidates -
The elections
- Iowa caucuses - New Hampshire Primary - Political Conventions -
Lesson plans
- Webquests / Treasure Hunts - Quizzes - Games - Cartoons -
Videos
- TV ADS - Cinema - Songs


Lights, Camera, Politics: Create Your Own Presidential Campaign Ad - Lesson plan
(pbs.org)

Cartoon: Yes, He Could!
"This cartoon by Schrank from The Independent on Sunday uses a motoring metaphor to illustrate the growing belief that the previously unfancied
Republican challenger Mitt Romney has a real chance of beating incumbent Barack Obama in the race to the White House..."

+ COMMENT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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HALLOWEEN

New York preparing for Halloween (slideshow)
(cle.ens-lyon.fr)

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BLACK HISTORY

Segregated Water Fountains [1950]
(worldsfamousphotos.com)

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Vincent Price [1982] Tim Burton Court Metrage (Vostfr)
"Shortcut from Tim Burton in 1982..."

(YouTube)
See Frankenweenie

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SOCIAL NETWORK / GEOTAGGING / SCIFI / TECHNOLOGY / SPYING

PLURALITY (HD) (English & French subtitles)
(YouTube)

 

Geotagging (also written as GeoTagging)
"is the process of adding geographical identification metadata to various media such as a geotagged photograph or video,
websites, SMS messages, QR Codes[1] or RSS feeds and is a form of geospatial metadata..." 

See Dangers of geotagging
(Wikipedia)

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Thanks to Laurence Bernard (Ac. Martinique)

 

 

SKYDIVER


Skydiver Felix Baumgartner breaks sound barrier - 14 October 2012
"Austrian Felix Baumgartner has become the first skydiver to go faster than the speed of sound, reaching a maximum velocity of 833.9mph (1,342km/h).
In jumping out of a balloon 128,100ft (24 miles; 39km) above New Mexico, the 43-year-old also smashed the record for the highest ever freefall."

+ Audio + Video
+ Baumgartner's leap
(BBC)

Live Felix Baumgartner Stratosphere Jump Review 2012 [HD]
(YouTube)

 

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HOPPER

Edward Hopper - Resources
(julielaporte.fr)

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NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

European Union Wins Nobel Peace Prize (13th October, 2012)
- a lesson plan with audio
"The European Union has won the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize for bringing and maintaining peace
on a continent that was torn apart by horrific wars in the last century."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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CONSUMERISM / ENVIRONMENT

Photographer Chris Jordan
"Watch the video and slideshow about Photographer Chris Jordan who portrays the impact of consumerism in the modern world."

+ Hangman
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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ELECTIONS

Transcript: Michelle Obama's Convention Speech
(npr.org)

How to Become President
"Your momma always said you'd grow up to be president of the United States - but beyond that, she was a little vague? Here’s the parts she skipped."

+ TRANSCRIPT below the video on YouTube.
(YouTube)

 

 

The 2012 American Elections : A Treasure hunt - Sent by Nathalie Vezon (Ac. Montpellier) - HTM VERSION -UPDATED

Video: Why Obama Now
"An animated short about the big choice in 2012's presidential election, by Simpsons/Family Guy animator Lucas Gray.
The video is based on extracts from President Obama's keynote address at the annual Associated Press luncheon on April 3rd 2012.
You can watch the whole speech and view a transcript here."

+ COMMENT
(englishblog.com)

 

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DOPING

Reuters Video: Doping evidence against Armstrong overwhelming-USDA
"New evidence released by the US Anti-Doping Agency says Lance Armstrong ran the most sophisticated doping ring in sport history. Julie Noce reports."

+ TRANSCRIPT  + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

 


Lance Armstrong Doping - Cartoons

(cagle.com)

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NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to European Union - 12 October 2012
"The committee said the EU had helped to transform Europe from a continent of war to a continent of peace."

+ Video
(BBC)

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CAPTURING BBC VIDEOS

Capture BBC videos with : Internet Download Manager 6.12
(download.cnet.com)

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ENVIRONMENT

Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait by Chris Jordan (2006 - Current)
(chrisjordan.com)

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ELECTIONS

Presidential Campaign Ads Lesson Plan - with videos
"Objective: Students will analyze and identify modes of persuasion in campaign ads."
(blog.flocabulary.com)

USA2012: GLOSSAIRE DES TERMES INTRADUISIBLES DE LA POLITIQUE AMÉRICAINE
Comment lire la presse américaine en anglais dans le texte.
(slate.fr)

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CHORES

How to avoid washing a car by Kevin the teenager - BBC
(YouTube)

 

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In the background : Haunted house