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OCTOBER 2012 - NEW SITES
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SPYING

Catalogue of wartime British spy gadgets discovered - 30 October 2012
"A rare wartime book documenting the ingenious James Bond-style gadgets invented by British 'spooks' to help prisoners of war escape has been discovered."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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ELECTIONS

Strict voting laws affect millions of Americans - 31 October 2012
"Ballot blocked. Will millions of Americans be denied the vote?"
(BBC)

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HALLOWEEN

Video: Halloween Shopping Trends 2012
+ TRANSCRIPT + LESSON MATERIALS 
(englishblog.com)

 

Halloween Statistics Infographic
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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ACCENTS

IDEA : International Dialects of English Archive - with AUDIO
"All recordings are in English, are of native speakers, and include both English language dialects and English spoken in the accents of other languages."

(web.ku.edu)

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FRANKENSTORM / PORTMANTEAU WORD

Reuters Video: New York grinds to a halt after Sandy
+ TRANSCRIPT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

Teaching Hurricane Sandy: Ideas and Resources by THE LEARNING NETWORK
(learning.blogs.nytimes.com)

Sandy: New York devastation mapped - Clickable
"
Super-storm Sandy has devastated parts of the US east coast, leading President Barack Obama to declare a "major disaster" in New York state.
New York, the country's most populous city, is among the worst-hit, with floodwaters swamping the subway system, flooding low-lying streets and wiping out power. Explore the map of New York below to see some of the worst of the damage."

(BBC)

In pictures: Storm Sandy's impact on US East Coast
(BBC)

Words in the News: Frankenstorm
"Hurricane Sandy, dubbed 'Frankenstorm', is the top story in the 'i'."  Full story >>

+ VOCABULARY + NOTE + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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VIDEO GAMES

Battlefield 3 TV Aftermath - épisode 6 saison 2
"Dans ce nouvel épisode Salomé vous emmène à Londres à la découverte d'Aftermath, avec des images inédites.
En prime, elle a rencontré pour vous l'un des comédiens de Battlefield Bad Company 1 et 2, qui nous parle de son expérience dans le doublage du jeu.
Enfin, ne manquez pas le nouveau zapping en fin d'épisode!"

(YouTube)


 

Alphagames - a quiz
"The Alphabet in Video Games: Animations that quiz your video game knowledge. How many titles can you name?"

(vimeo.com)

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HALLOWEEN

A Worldwide Celebration Of Halloween - 2012 - with photos
(neatorama.com)

ASK AXE COP | HALLOWEEN | ADHD
(YouTube)

 

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FRANKENSTORM



Hurricane Sandy in Photos
(theatlantic.com)

Photos: Sandy's destructive path
(edition.cnn.com)

Hurricane Sandy - a slideshow
(slideshow.nbcnews.com)

The Frankenstorm Floods This Morning's Front Pages
(slate.com)

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

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Storm Sandy causes severe flooding in eastern US - 30 October 2012
"'Super-storm' Sandy has swept into the eastern US coast, bringing severe flooding and claiming at least 13 lives...
An estimated 50 million people could be affected, with up to one million ordered to evacuate homes.
At least five million people are without electricity."

+ VIDEO
(BBC)

Hurricane Sandy 'largest storm recorded in Atlantic' - 29 October 2012
"Why they're calling Sandy 'Frankenstorm'."
(BBC)

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THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving food
(ruthadelia.files.wordpress.com)

 

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SUPERSTITIONS

13 Common (But Silly) Superstitions
+ 13 Superstitions and Traditions Explained
+ 13 Strange Things That Happened on Friday the 13th

(livescience.com)

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SCARY

Awesome Infographic: The United States of Scary Things
"Between the devastating effects of Mother Nature, zombies, and serial killers, American citizens have a lot to worry about year-round..."

(flavorwire.com)

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CUPID

Playing Cupid is a tough job, especially if your aim is a little bit off.
(vimeo.com)

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James BOND

"Skyfall" Product Placement Lesson
"Today sees the global release of the 23rd James Bond movieSkyfall.
To mark the occasion I did a lesson with my final year EM Normandie marketing students about product placement in Bond movies,
in particular the tie-in with Heineken beer, which has upset some fans of the 007 franchise..."

+ WRITING + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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ELECTIONS

US election: Five campaign cash comparisons - 26 October 2012
(BBC)

Images, Themes and Props in Presidential Campaign Ads
"In the past few weeks, some media markets have been swamped with election advertising.
Below, a New York Times analysis of all the campaign ads that ran between October 4 and 21 — including those produced by outside groups."

(nytimes.com)

"You Don't Own Me" PSA
"Women constitute more than half of the population. In 2008, 60% of voters were women.
It is estimated that 10 million more women than men will vote in this election. Despite this, women make up only 16% of Congress....
Women, let's rise up. Our vote alone can win this election. A vote for Obama is a vote for your health and your right to choose.
It is a vote for equal pay and equal rights... " 
(YouTube) 

 

Fashion folk sing out against Romney - an article
(elleuk.com)

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HALLOWEEN

Prepositions Gap Fill
(esolcourses.com)



Halloween - 21 videos
(englishcentral.com)

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TWITTER / LANGUAGE

Language lessons told through Twitter - 26 October 2012
"The social media channel is a valuable tool for linguists, allowing them to explore how language changes over time through the spread of slang expressions."

(BBC)

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CIVIL RIGHTS

Civil Rights Movement
Pictures and School Presentations / Quiz Games / Online Games and Puzzles / Videos
(neok12.com)

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Thanks to Anne Lateur (Ac. Lille)

 

 

PICTURES

What’s Going On in This Picture? - a lesson plan
"Every Monday morning, we’ll be publishing a New York Times photo without any caption, headline or other information about its origins..."

(learning.blogs.nytimes.com)

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A NEW PAGE :

James BOND

Information - Photos - 'Skyfall' -
Listening - Activities - Lesson plans - Webquests -
Cartoons - Videos

 

 

LONELY / LONESOME

3ème : chansons avec "lonely" ou "lonesome" (+ Videos)
Une compilation de Corinne Desloges (Ac. Reims)

(classroom208.over-blog.com)

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HALLOWEEN

Halloween
"Use our Lesson PlansStudent Crossword Puzzles, related Times Resources or other links to celebrate Halloween."

(learning.blogs.nytimes.com)

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ELECTIONS

US election: Cartoonists have fun with presidential candidates
(BBC)

 

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CLASSROOM GUIDES

Free Classroom Guides and Educational Downloads for 2012
(edutopia.org)

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THANKSGIVING

List of Thanksgiving television specials
(Wikipedia)

List of films set around Thanksgiving
(Wkipedia)

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ORDERS

Don't Give Me Orders!
"Voici une chanson que j'ai mise en "karaoké" pour des élèves de 6ème ou 5ème sur le thème des ordres...."
avec une fiche de travail
par Philippe Hattais
(englishdaybyday.net)

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James BOND

James Bond: Cars, catchphrases and kisses
"With the 23rd official film Skyfall hitting cinema screens, and the franchise marking its 50th anniversary,
we look back at how the films have differed over the years, and how much they have earned."

+ Audio
(BBC)

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HALLOWEEN / ZOMBIES / VAMPIRES

The Continuum : Halloween Short Film - "So Pretty"
(YouTube)

May be frightening for some people.

 

 

Pumpkins carved into zombies for Hallowe'en
"The result was a display of terrifying vegetables with some zombies having pumpkin seeds resembling intestines falling out of their stomachs...
The short video features half-man, half-Labrador Retriever Dudley going through a morning routine familiar to millions..."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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A TYPICAL MORNING

Viral-inspired 'Ruff Dog Day' video becomes online hit
"Inspired by a viral video, a clip depicting a typical morning in the life of a half-man, half-dog creature has itself become an internet favourite."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"You ain't nothing but a hound dog
Been snoopin' round my door..."

(justsomelyrics.com)

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"Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden"

Film dramatizing bin Laden raid airing Nov. 4
"A film dramatizing the death of Osama bin Laden is set to debut next month on the National Geographic Channel, two days before the presidential election.
"Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden," from The Weinstein Co. and Voltage Pictures, will air Sunday, Nov. 4...
"Zero Dark Thirty," from director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, who won Oscars for "The Hurt Locker,"
is scheduled to be released in theaters at the end of the year."

+ a slideshow : 19 photos
(finance.yahoo.com)

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James BOND

New 007 Movie 'Skyfall' Premieres in London (25th October, 2012)
- a lesson plan with audio
"The latest James Bond movie premiered in London on Wednesday night in front of British and Hollywood royalty.
''Skyfall'' is the 23rd official Bond film and coincides with the 50th anniversary year of the first 007 movie ''Dr No''."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Skyfall: new James Bond film premiere held in London
"Daniel Craig, who plays agent 007 for the third time in Skyfall, headed the list of celebrities appearing at London's Royal Albert Hall for the film's premiere."
+ 20 photos
(guardian.co.uk)

MORE photos
(photos.denverpost.com)

Cartoon: Skyfall's Royal Premiere
"Yesterday, the new James Bond movie Skyfall had its world premiere in London.
This cartoon by Paul Thomas from The Daily Express shows Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall,
arriving at the Royal Albert Hall for the premiere..."

+ EXPLANATION + VOCABULARY + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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EXECUTIONS

Texas executes convicted killer Bobby Lee Hines for slaying of suburban Dallas woman in 1991 - 24 October 2012
"Hines' execution was the 11th this year in Texas. Another is set for next week."

(startribune.com)

Texas man executed for rape and murder of girl, 12 - 11 October 2012
"A Texas man convicted of raping and murdering a girl, 12, was executed by lethal injection Wednesday - the 10th inmate to be put to death this year."

(globalpost.com)

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GANGNAM

Eton Style: Public Schoolboys Do Gangnam Style
"Without doubt the biggest viral video hit of the past week has been the Eton College students' hilarious parody 
of Korean pop star Psy's incredibly successful Gangnam Style..."

+ LINKS
(englishblog.com)

 

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Human trafficking to UK 'rising'
"Trafficking gangs in China, Vietnam, Nigeria and eastern Europe now pose the biggest threat to the UK."
crime, street begging, illegal organ removals

(BBC)

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