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OCTOBER - 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)

 

 

26/10/2013


SYNONYMS

50 Synonyms for Control
"Numerous words are available to take the place of control to more specifically convey one’s meaning. Here’s a list of synonyms and their senses."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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STREET ART

The murals in street context - with photos
"This site is designed to showcase the work of a group of men from the Bogside in Derry who are known as - The Bogside Artists®."

(cain.ulst.ac.uk)

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HALLOWEEN

The Origin of Halloween and Trick or Treating
(YouTube)

 

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A NEW PAGE :

BANKSY



WHO IS BANKSY ? - HIS WORKS - TIMELINE -

VOCABULARY - LISTENING - WORKSHEETS - LESSON PLANS

 


MESSAGE

Message de Marièke Poulat - Chargée d'édition et de relation avec les professeurs
"Je travaille dans le cadre de l'Association Education & Numérique au développement d'une plateforme qui permet de créer des exercices interactifs et de les intégrer facilement à un site tel que le vôtre. Tout est gratuit et libre de droits. Vous pouvez consulter notre site pour plus d'informations : http://education-et-numerique.org/.
Notre équipe a aussi commencé à produire quelques contenus grâce à notre outil. Vous pourrez en trouver des exemples à l'adresse catalogue.education-et-numerique.org/.
Si notre démarche vous intéresse, n'hésitez pas à me contacter. Je répondrai à l'ensemble de vos questions sur notre association et notre projet."

Mail : marieke.poulat@education-et-numerique.org

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IRELAND

Ce qu'il faut savoir : L'Irlande  par Pascale Catoire
avec un exercice interactif
"L'Histoire de l'Irlande est parsemée de vagues d'émigration successives, qui font écho aux difficultés économiques et sociales rencontrées par ce pays,
indépendant du Royaume-Uni depuis 1921. Cette activité te permettra de les découvrir."

(education-et-numerique.fr)

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KING ARTHUR

KING ARTHUR'S FAMILY - interactive
"Match the pictures to the definitions corresponding to King Arthur's family tree."

(education-et-numerique.fr)

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SONGS


Neil Diamond - Coming to America

(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"Free
Only want to be free
We huddle close
Hang on to a dream"

(sing365.com)

 

MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS - "OH NO!"
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"I know exactly what I want and who I want to be
I know exactly why I walk and talk like a machine
I'm now becoming my own self-fulfilled prophecy"

(azlyrics.com)

 


HALLOWEEN

Halloween Crossword
"With Halloween just a week away, I thought I'd post this crossword early rather than waiting for the actual day.
As usual, you can download a PDF version, or access an interactive web version (the one below doesn't work on some mobile devices).
See here for a list of Halloween resources from previous years, and here for some simpler (but vastly inferior!) Halloween crosswords."

(englishblog.com)

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DATA CENTER

Is Google building a hulking floating data center in SF Bay? - 25 October 2013
"It looks like Google has been working on an oversize secret project on San Francisco's Treasure Island. A water-based data center? Could well be...
It is located on a barge just off Treasure Island, between San Francisco and Oakland."

(news.cnet.com)

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I LIKE / I DON'T LIKE

Secret identity - a worksheet
- "un jeu interactif pour les 6èmes sur le thème " do you like it?"
Attention : deux noms de profs de mon collège y sont glissés, à vous de les changer avec d'autres.
1) Read who you are and write what you like/do not like
2) Walk around the class to fulfil your mission.
C'est un jeu prévu pour une classe de 32, mais il y a 16 identités donc chacun doit remplir sa mission 2 fois."

Créé par Nathalie Antoniutti (Ac. Lille)

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SURVEILLANCE / BIG BROTHER

Cartoon: The Eavesdroppers
BACKGROUND  + THE CARTOON + VOCABULARY + QUIZ + Related articles
(englishblog.com)


NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders after US official handed over contacts
"Agency given more than 200 numbers by government official 
NSA encourages departments to share their 'Rolodexes'
Surveillance produced 'little intelligence', memo acknowledges"

(theguardian.com)

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25/10/2013


THE ROYAL BABY

Prince George christening: Official pictures released - 24 October 2013
(BBC)



Prince George christening: In pictures
- 23 October 2013
(BBC)

Cartoon: The Royal Christening
BACKGROUND  + THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION + VOCABULARY + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

Reuters Video: Baby Prince George christened in private ceremony + TRANSCRIPT
"Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate set a royal precedent of sorts by christening Prince George at St. James Palace,
not at Buckingham Palace where royal christenings have occurred for generations. Mana Rabiee reports."

(englishblog.com)

 


Prince George christening: Godparents announced - 23 October 2013

(BBC)

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VIDEOS

Video Bank - Window into Global History
(thirteen.org)

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ROBOTS

Robots at Work and Play - with PHOTOS
(theatlantic.com)

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ONLINE DATING

More people think online dating is OK (October 23, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new report says most Americans think online dating is a good way to meet people.
Almost 60 per cent of Internet users said there is nothing wrong with trying to find a partner on the Internet."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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SHUTDOWN

The word of the month: SHUTDOWN by Gymglish
(thewordofthemonth.com)


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IMMIGRATION

A GUIDE ON IMMIGRATION AND WORKING IN THE US
"Working the United States requires a visa. There are several types of work visas, both immigrant and nonimmigrant.
Immigrant visas are visas for permanent residency which allow you to live and work in the United States permanently on a green card.
Nonimmigrant visas are visas for temporary stay. Even some student visas allow you to work in the United States..."

(immigrationdirect.com)

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VISIOCONFERENCE / ECHANGES LINGUISTIQUES

Visioconférence et Echanges Linguistiques
(pedagogie.ac-montpellier.fr)

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24/10/2013


TECHNOLOGY

Technology Helps Save Elephants and Rhinos - Audio + Transcript
"Elephants and Rhinos Threatened by Poachers...
Officials there (in Kenya) have begun using small electronic devices to protect rhinos...
 GPS units for the rangers, for example, will help them find both elephants and poachers."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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MIDDLE AGES
/ WAS/WERE/THERE WAS/THERE WERE

Towns in medieval England
"Watch the slideshow and play the game." 
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)
Ce travail porte "sur la vie en Angleterre dans les villes au Moyen-Age.
C'est souvent repris dans les livres de 5ème et ca permet de travailler le passé, ici j'ai surtout mis l'accent sur was/ were, there was, there were."

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POPULATION

Mapping 22 Different Latino Populations Across the U.S.A. - 18 October 2013
(m.theatlanticcities.com)

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Thanks to Aulde de Barbuat

 

23/10/2013


AUTUMN

10 Idioms Linked To The Vocabulary of Autumn
ex : "1. Autumn years – it is often used to refer to the later years in someone’s life
“In his autumn years, Peter was able to enjoy his garden a lot more”."

(englishwithatwist.com)

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CATS / DREAM

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BABIES

First experiences
"Play the first game, then click on "Play this game"below and practise."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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22/10/2013


MACHINES / THOUGHT

A Point of View: Will machines ever be able to think? - 18 October 2013
"The pursuit of artificial intelligence has long interested computer scientists, but will machines ever think for themselves, asks Lisa Jardine."

(BBC)

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'MORNING GLORY'

Reuters Video: Londoners rave their way into the day - Video + TRANSCRIPT
(englishblog.com)

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FOOD

Cartoon: Food Waste
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION + VOCABULARY + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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SLAVERY

Slavery on film: What is Hollywood’s problem? - 15 October 2013
Film industry / History / Hollywood
(BBC)

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REFUGEES

Syrian Kurds inside Iraqi Kurdistan refugee camp - 20 October 2013
"The BBC's Jiyar Gol has been meeting some of the women and children refugees housed in tents in Iraqi Kurdistan,
waiting for the end of the conflict ahead of the upcoming winter."

(BBC)

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CINEMA / LESSONS

E.T - The Extra-Terrestrial, Mean Girls & The Nightmare before Christmas: Halloween - a lesson
"Hollywood always shows Halloween in their films. Here are three segments that will help you illustrate this holiday. Happy Halloween!"

(warmupsfollowups.blogspot.fr)

Lincoln: Abolition of Slavery - a lesson
"I love this historic scene despite the slow pace of this movie. I used it to provide the students with opportunities to learn a bit more about culture and history."

(warmupsfollowups.blogspot.fr)

Rise of the Guardians: Memories - a lesson
"This is another lovely animated movie. This scene is perfect to talk about childhood memories."

(warmupsfollowups.blogspot.fr)

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ROBOTS

Robots Are Becoming More Human
"A humanoid robot being developed at John’s Hopkins University could do many tasks that are too dangerous for people to do."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

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BANKSY

Guards posted to protect Banksy work in New York City - 19 October 2013
"A Brooklyn building owner has hired security guards and installed a metal gate to protect a work by the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy...
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said last week that graffiti ruins property and is "a sign of decay"."

(abcnews.go.com)


Banksy Reveals 9/11 Tribute Piece In New York City - 15 October 2013
(huffingtonpost.com)


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"MINI-ME"

Reuters Video: Supermarket prints 3D "mini-me" - Video + TRANSCRIPT
+ COMMENT + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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LASER / PLANES

Plane laser attacks probed by FBI terrorism unit - 19 October 2013
"The announcement came along with a report that laser attacks against inbound flights at New York airports have increased 17 percent so far this year,
a rising threat because lasers can temporarily or permanently blind a pilot and crew, the FBI said...."

(foxnews.com)

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IDIOMS

75 Idioms and Expressions That Include “Break”
"Break and its various forms are found in a number of idioms and expressions. Here is an extensive but likely incomplete list of such usages."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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COMPUTER / BLOOD

IBM unveils computer fed by 'electronic blood' - 18 October 2013
(BBC)

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CAT CAFE
One month waiting list for Paris' cat cafe - 19 October 2013
"A cafe in Paris is offering customers the chance to stroke a cat whilst sipping on their coffee.
There are 12 cats on standby to help caffeine-lovers relax after the owner adopted an idea which originated in Japan.
Hugh Schofield reports."

(BBC)

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FOOD

Which State Has The Best Food?
(neatorama.com)

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19/10/2013


MALALA

Malala Yousafzai Receives Amnesty International Ambassador Of Conscience Award In Dublin - 18 September 2013
(huffingtonpost.com)



Malala Takes The UN By Storm - 9 photos - 12 July 2013
(huffingtonpost.com)

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NEW ACADEMIC RESOURCE

VARSITY TUTORS

"My name is Cathryn Sloane and I work for Varsity Tutors. We have recently launched a powerful new academic resource: a comprehensive suite of completely free
practice tests, digital flashcards, and questions-of-the-day for standardized tests and academic subjects of all levels: http://www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests.
The platform also includes free web-based classroom assessment software: http://www.varsitytutors.com/classroom-assessment.

 In addition to having thousands of practice problems at their disposal, visitors also have the option of creating a free account that allows them to save their results
and keep track of progress over time, as well as create their own tests and invite others to use them. It is an excellent classroom management resource
currently being utilized by teachers all across the country. Students are free to take advantage of any and all of these options to take tests
and monitor academic progress. Thousands of more practice problems will be added every month as well."

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EXERCISES

Enjoy English in 6ème
"Les exercices ont été fabriqués par M. Cadio à l'aide du logiciel Hotpotatoes."

(martonne.net)

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PRETERIT

Travailler la prononciation de la finale -ED à partir de la chanson de Plan B She Said
(anglais.tice.ac-orleans-tours.fr)

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THE SWINGING SIXTIES

The Swinging Sixties :
Cours - Ex. Hotpotatoes - Autres exercices - Travail à faire - Documents annexes
par Laurence Bernard (Ac. Martinique)
(stockpot.absolutenglish.org)

BBC - Why I Hate The Sixties (2004)
(YouTube)

 

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CINEMA / LESSONS

Coca-Cola Ad
"This EFL lesson plan is designed around a Coca-Cola advert and the theme of healthy eating and lifestyles. Students compare their eating habits and lifestyle
with those of their grandparents, watch an advert, read a press release and talk about the values Coca-Cola adverts try to transmit."

Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Time: 60 minutes
Activity: Watching a short film, reading a press release, speaking and writing
Topic: Healthy lifestyles, eating and adverts
Language: Food vocabulary, lifestyle vocabulary and comparatives
Materials: Short film and press release
(film-english.com)

 

This Must Be the Place: Apologizing - Functional Language
"Apologizing in English is functional language that makes a difference when dealing with native speakers of the language. I used this scene to lead in the topic.
This activity can be used with any level. In the end of the instructions, there are apologizing functions, according  to the students' level of proficiency."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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LITERATURE

Literature Games :
Huckleberry Finn / David Copperfield / Gulliver’s Travels / Madeline / How to Eat Fried Worms / To Kill A Mockingbird /
Where the Sidewalk Ends / Where the Wild Things Are / Wuthering Heights / The Black Stallion

(learninggamesforkids.com)

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18/10/2013


SONGS / DRINKING

One in five songs ''advertises'' alcohol (October 5, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The songs young people listen to could be encouraging them to drink more alcohol.
This is the conclusion of a study into the extent to which lyrics contain references to drinking."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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SCIENCE

Scientific and Engineering Inventions Save Lives - AUDIO + TRANSCRIPT
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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STREET ART

The Crazy Street Art of Mister Thoms
(neatorama.com)
See his website.
(thoms.it)

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CINEMA

Top 10 Giant Movie Monsters
(YouTube)

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'THE WAVE'

THE WAVE - LATEST WAVE NEWS/EVENTS
Several countries will be showing Lesson Plan on TV (click to see networks)
Mark Hancock Activities
- "Mark Hancock is an original Third Wave student, the class historian, and Associate Producer of the film documentary "Lesson Plan"
about the Third Wave class.  He is also manager and webmaster of the primary Wave resource website www.thewavehome.com"

(thewavehome.com)

Message from Mark Hancock :
"I am one of the students in the original Wave class in 1967, and we produced a documentary film about the class released in 2010 entitled "Lesson Plan"
in which the original students and teacher re-tell the story of the experiment.  Our movie is based here:
http://www.lessonplanmovie.com

(the DVD is not available yet, and we are working on an online streaming alternative for Europe).
I also hope to visit Europe and show the film in schools (I spoke in Barcelona and Jerusalem in March, 2013),
so if you know teachers that would be interested in a visit to their school, please pass along my information. 
My school and film festival visits so far are listed here: http://www.thewavehome.com/visits.htm

Also, I manage the official Wave FAQ website, which contains information and photos about the class experiment and our school:
http://www.thewavehome.com/
Also, original teacher Ron Jones' website is:
http://www.ronjoneswriter.com
"

Ron Jones Website
"This website is about an author, Ron Jones and his video storytelling.  He is internationally known for the Emmy and Peabody Award adaptation
of his classroom experience called THE WAVE. His books The Acorn People and B-Ball have been made into TV dramas.  
Ron lives in San Francisco, California where he performs regularly as a storyteller.
"
(ronjoneswriter.com)

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BLACK and WHITE AMERICA

Lenny Kravitz - Black And White America (Official Video)
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"In nineteen sixty three my father married
A black woman
And when they walked the street they were in danger
Look what you've done..."

(azlyrics.com)

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DYSLEXIA

Dyslexia for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
(dystefl.eu)

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SUPERMAN

Superman 75th Anniversary Animated Short
"This short follows Superman through the years, from his first appearance on the cover of Action Comics #1 to Henry Cavill in this year's Man of Steel...all in two minutes!"

(YouTube)

 

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HALLOWEEN

Infographic: “Halloween Pop-Costume Index”
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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CINEMA

The 25 Most Suspenseful Movies Ever Made - with videos
(flavorwire.com)

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MALALA

Malala Yousafzai, a Year After the Attack - AUDIO + TRANSCRIPT
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

Documenting a Pakistani Girl’s Transformation - Article + Videos
(nytimes.com)
Thanks to Mark Hancock for the tip.

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BIONIC MAN

Washington museum exhibits the world's first bionic man - 18 October 2013
(BBC)

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US SHUTDOWN

Reuters Video: U.S. Congress ends debt impasse + TRANSCRIPT + Related articles
"U.S. Congress approves an 11th-hour deal to end the partial government shutdown and pull the world’s biggest economy back from the brink of a historic debt default.
Deborah Lutterbeck reports."

(englishblog.com)

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NEW PHONE

Phonebloks : a revolution in the mobile phone
"A Dutch designer had the bright idea of ​​offering a entirely customizable phone;
a revolution against the omnipresent planned obsolescence in our society."
"Phonebloks: the phone to assemble and disassemble as much as you want."

(comm350.wordpress.com)

 


Build your own Phone- Read, listen and learn a little English!
(tinytexts.wordpress.com)

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Thanks to Martine Jacques (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

 


TECHNOLOGY / VOCABULARY

A fab lab (fabrication laboratory) "is a small-scale workshop offering (personal) digital fabrication.[1][2]
A fab lab is generally equipped with an array of flexible computer controlled tools that cover several different length scales and various materials,
with the aim to make "almost anything".[3] This includes technology-enabled products generally perceived as limited to mass production..."

See also 3D printing#3D printing services / RepRap / Fab Lab tools at MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms / What’s so Fab about Fab Labs? 
(Wikipedia)

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SLANG

London School Bans Slang Words
VOCABULARY + COMMENT + SLANG RESOURCES + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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