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OCTOBER - PART 4 - 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)

 

 

31/10/2013


BANKSY

New Banksy art attacks 'shyscraper' style of One World Trade Center - 28 October 2013
"After the New York Times rejected his op-ed on the new construction, the artist launched a guerrilla-style swipe at both
Gallery: Banksy's 'residence' in New York"

(theguardian.com)

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IMMIGRATION

Ellis Island and Immigration
"Une séquence pédagogique de 53 pages avec des tableaux très complets, de nombreux documents allant des photos aux articles de presse
permettant une variété de tâches et d'activités qui constituent un bel exemple de pédagogie dans l'esprit du CECRL."

(Ac. Guadeloupe)

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SUNDAY SHOPPING

Sunday shopping - une séquence
You take part in a debate about Sunday shopping
interaction orale, A2 à B2
- niveau A2 : échanger des idées sur des sujets familiers, exprimer son accord ou son désaccord
- niveau B1 : exprimer ses convictions, ses opinions, commenter le point de vue d’autrui
- niveau B2 : exprimer et exposer ses opinions et les défendre avec pertinence

Scénario conçu par Katy Garnier-Colas - LP Pierre Doriole à La Rochelle et Laurent Seureau - LP Gilles Jamain à Rochefort
(Ac. Poitiers)

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PIRATES

Britney Spears' music scares off pirates - a lesson plan with AUDIO (October 31, 2013)
"Ship captains in the Indian Ocean are using a new tactic to keep pirates away. They are using songs sung by U.S. pop star Britney Spears, played very loudly."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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HALLOWEEN

10 Idioms with a Halloween Theme
"What better way than to share with you 10 idioms with a Halloween theme! Halloween is associated with scary and spooky images
like witches, black cats, blood, skeletons, ghosts, bats, weapons (knives, daggers) as well as less scary images like pumpkins and owls.
I’m sure you can think of others. I’ve chosen 10 idioms with some of these Halloween images. I hope you enjoy them."

(englishwithatwist.com)



Spell Block Tango by Todrick Hall
"Todrick Hall teamed up with Marlon Wayans' new company "What The Funny" to produce a viral Halloween video." 
(YouTube)
"Oh, you haven't lived until you've seen this group of Disney villains in a Broadway-style production number!
Cruella de Vil, the Evil Queen from Snow White, Ursula, the Queen of Hearts, Scar, and Malificent sing about their nefarious deeds
that weren't addressed in the animated movies.
The song is a reworking of "Cell Block Tango (he had it coming)" from the Broadway musical Chicago.
Watch closely and you'll see Adam Lambert appearing as Captain Hook. Created by Todrick Hall (previously at Neatorama),
who also played Scar. Hall also has a hilarious cameo at the end as Tinkerbell!"

(Neatorama)

 

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SUPERSTITIONS

32 Superstition Origins - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep. 33)
"This week, John takes a look at the origin of some common superstitions, such as a black cat crossing your path,
throwing salt over your left shoulder, and walking under a ladder."

(YouTube)

 

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CHEMICALS

Syria chemical weapons equipment destroyed, says OPCW - 31 October 2013 - Article + Videos
"Syria's declared equipment for producing, mixing and filling chemical weapons has been destroyed, the international watchdog says."

(BBC)

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MURALS

Iconic Keith Haring Mural Is Restored, Bringing Endless Smiles To South Philly Streets - Article + Videos - 16 October 2013
(huffingtonpost.com)

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ROBOTS

How to build a digital robot dinosaur - 30 October 2013
"Scientists from the University of Manchester have created a "digital robot" of the biggest dinosaur ever to have walked the Earth - Argentinosaurus."

(BBC)

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GOOGLE GLASS

California Cop tickets woman for driving with Google Glass - 30 October 2013
(phandroid.com)

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HALLOWEEN / SURVEILLANCE

Media says Obama knew US spied on Merkel - a lesson plan with AUDIO (October 29, 2013)
"Several German news sources are questioning how much President Obama knows about the US spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
One magazine reported that the USA's National Security Agency started tapping Ms Merkel's mobile telephone in 2002."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Snowden leaks: Google 'outraged' at alleged NSA hacking - Article + Videos - 31 October 2013
"Google has expressed outrage following a report that the US National Security Agency (NSA) has hacked its data links."

(BBC)

Cartoon: Dirty Tricks or Treat
"This cartoon by John Darcow from the Columbia Daily Tribune mixes the NSA spying scandal with Halloween."
COMMENT + GRAMMAR + MORE CARTOONS + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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CINEMA

The War of the Worlds at 75: Still invading our fears - 30 October 2013
"Orson Welles’ vision of the apocalypse from Mars anticipated today’s Hollywood storytelling and our own doom-minded moment, writes Jordan Hoffman."

(BBC)

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30/10/2013


HALLOWEEN

The REAL difference between America and the UK
(YouTube)
"A Bit of Fry & Laurie was a sketch comedy show that the duo operated from 1987 to 1995. Here’s a clip from it.
The two talk about the American Halloween custom of trick-or-treating. They helpfully explain to Britons how to interact with the children."
(Neatorama)

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SURVEILLANCE

US intelligence chief Clapper defends spying policy - Article + Video - 30 October 2013
"he head of US intelligence has told lawmakers that discerning foreign leaders' intentions is a key goal of the nation's spying operations."

+ How intelligence is gathered + Why has NSA failed to keep its own secrets? + Spying scandal: For 'five eyes' only?
(BBC)

US spying: Senate intelligence committee orders review - Article + Video - 29 October 2013
(BBC)

Cartoon: NSA Phone Hacking
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + VOCABULARY + ALSO SEE + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

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CHRISTMAS

THE DIGITAL STORY OF THE NATIVITY
"How social media, web and mobile tell the story of the Nativity."

(YouTube)

 

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ROBOTS

Robot history: The rise of the drone
"Lurid pictures from the last 100 years show the idea of military drones – and removing humans from the battlefield - has a long history."

(BBC)


An Autonomous, Self-Steering Robot Cane for the Blind
"This robotic cane is the future of navigational canes used by visually impaired people."

(neatorama.com)

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PHONE

Phonebloks - The next step
(YouTube)
See PHONEBLOKS : The Idea / The Plan / Questions / Blog
(phonebloks.com)

 

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28/10/2013


A NEW PAGE :

Lou REED

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SPYING

Edward Snowden: Leaks that exposed US spy programme - 25 October 2013
"Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the CIA, left the US in late May after leaking to the media details of extensive internet and phone surveillance
by American intelligence. Mr Snowden, who has been granted temporary asylum in Russia, faces espionage charges over his actions.
As the scandal widens, BBC News looks at the leaks which brought the US spying activities to light."

(BBC)

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TECHNOLOGY

Navigating 3D London by pigeon - 28 October 2013
"BBC technology reporter Jane Wakefield tries out a pigeon simulator developed by researchers at University College London.
Her flight instructor is Dr Andrew Hudson-Smith, who explains how the tool can be used to navigate through London's streets and live data feeds.
The simulator uses a Microsoft Kinect sensor to convert physical gestures into movements through the Google Earth 3D web plugin."

(BBC)

How to make your TV a touchscreen - 25 October 2013
"LJ Rich demonstrates some cutting edge technology in Singapore which could turn your big screen into a touchscreen for just $75 (£50)."

(BBC)

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27/10/2013


WOMEN

Women gain as gender gap 'narrows' - Article + Video - 24 October 2013
+ Page 2
(BBC)

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THEME PARKS

In search of the ultimate roller coaster thrill - 22 October 2013
"The BBC's Richard Taylor visited Six Flags Adventure Kingdom near San Francisco, California, to try out some of the rides and speak to those in the know."
(BBC)

Roller coaster technology: 'Bigger! Faster! Scarier!' - Article + Video - 22 October 2013
(BBC)

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TEA / SONG

The Tea Song - by Yorkshire Tea
"To celebrate the British love of a proper brew (= cup of tea), Yorkshire Tea has just released this fun song full of facts
about how tea can benefit you in your everyday life. Watch the behind the scenes here."

+ LYRICS + VOCABULARY + COMMENTS
(englishblog.com)

 

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ZOMBIES

Why are zombies still so popular? - 25 October 2013
"With The Walking Dead’s record-breaking ratings and World War Z winning big at the box office, there’s no end of love for zombies. Nicholas Barber explains."

(BBC)

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SLANG

The joy of slang - 26 October 2013
"Slang such as ain't, innit and coz has been banned from a school in south London.
Author Charles Nevin celebrates modern slang and revisits phrases that have fallen out of fashion. Cor lummy!"

(BBC)

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SURVEILLANCE

Thousands gather in Washington for anti-NSA 'Stop Watching Us' rally - 26 October 2013 - Article + Video
"Statement from whistleblower Edward Snowden read to crowd featuring groups from left and right of political spectrum."

(theguardian.com)


Protesters march in Washington against NSA spying - Article + Photos
(uk.reuters.com)

Anti-NSA rally attracts thousands to march in Washington
(usatoday.com)

Cartoon: Little Red Riding Merkel and the Big Bad Obama
"This cartoon by Schrank from The Independent on Sunday relates to the ongoing scandal
over the bugging of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone by the US security services."

+ COMMENTARY + NOTE + Related articles
(englishblog.com)


Cartoon: Angela Merkel's cellphone tapped by U.S.
BACKGROUND + THE CARTOON + EXPLANATION + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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ETHNIC FOOD

American Ethnic food section
"Picture of the American section in the ethnic food aisle at the Tesco store in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England." 
with "an overabundance of peanut butter and chocolate. There are two flavors of Goober, marshmallow creme, Pop Tarts, mac and cheese,
and of course plenty opt candy. Canned pumpkin? A commentator explained that they do have pumpkin pie in Europe,
but to make it you have to cook a pumpkin yourself, so the canned version makes things easier -the American way."

(neatorama.com)

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PHONE

Phonebloks: The phone you can build like Lego - 25 October 2013 
"A new mobile phone concept that would give users a chance to choose from a range of components, and replace or upgrade them when necessary,
has generated enormous interest online. But could this sustainable, modular device ever become a reality?"

+ Why your phone is rubbish (or will be)
(BBC)

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HELIOSTATS

Rjukan, Norway, Uses Three Giant Mirrors To Direct Sunlight Onto Light Deprived Town Square - 24 October 2013
"There are three heliostats that have been installed to bring sunlight to the town square as a kind of health project to promote the well-being of people living in the shade."

(huffingtonpost.co.uk)



heliostat (from helios, the Greek word for sun, and stat, as in stationary) "is a device that includes a mirror, usually a plane mirror,
which turns so as to keep reflecting sunlight toward a predetermined target, compensating for the sun's apparent motions in the sky.
The target may be a physical object, distant from the heliostat, or a direction in space..."

(Wikipedia)

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