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ART

William H. Johnson (Black History)
"Watch the slideshow and enjoy the paintings, then play the game:
Hangman: Guess the letters in a hidden word or phrase."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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ELECTIONS

At the Democratic Convention, the Words Being Used - interactive
"A look at how often speakers at the Democratic National Convention have used certain words and phrases so far,
based on an analysis of transcripts from the Federal News Service."

(nytimes.com)

At the Republican Convention, the Words Being Used - interactive
"A look at how often speakers at the Republican National Convention have used certain words and phrases so far,
based on an analysis of transcripts from the Federal News Service."

(nytimes.com)

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

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Promises Kept
See
The President’s Record on Jobs and the Economy
+ President Obama's accomplishments

(YouTube)
Video Transcript
"Transcript of Pres. Barack Obama’s address to the 2012 Democratic National Convention, as prepared…"

(casavaria.com)

 

Michelle Obama DNC Speech Democratic National Convention Part 1 + Part 2
"On Tuesday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, Michelle Obama gave one of the finest speeches ever delivered at a national political convention." 

(YouTube)

 

Actress Eva Longoria delivers a heartfelt speech at the Democratic National Convention
from CNN
(YouTube)

 

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KICK THE BUCKET

Cartoon: Bucket Lists
"The joke is that the woman plans to buy Facebook stock, which can also be seen as very risky, given its fall in value since the company's IPO in May."
+ COMMENT + BACKGROUND + LINKS

(englishblog.com)

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DUBLIN

A literary pilgrimage through the streets of Dublin
+ Related slideshow: Dublin as a city of words : The places that inspired the city’s best stories
(BBC)


"A bronze statue of Kavanaugh recalls his poem, Lines Written on a Seat on the Grand Canal, Dublin." 

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"2016 : OBAMA'S AMERICA"

 

2016: Obama's America - Trailer 1
2016 Obama's America takes audiences on a gripping visual journey
into the heart of the world's most powerful office to reveal the struggle of whether
one man's past will redefine America over the next four years.
The film examines the question, "If Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?"

MORE below the video on YouTube.
(YouTube)

 

 

2016: Obama's America
"is a 2012 documentary by conservative author and commentator Dinesh D'Souza...
The film is based on D'Souza's 2010 book titled The Roots of Obama's Rage. 
Through interviews and reenactments, the film compares the similarities of the lives of D'Souza and President Barack Obama 
as D'Souza presents his theory of how early influences on Obama are affecting the decisions he makes as president..."

(Wikipedia)

Official site
(2016themovie.com)

'Obama's America' Has Conservatives Flocking To Theaters In Droves - Aug. 27, 2012
"Conservative filmmakers Dinesh D’Souza and John Sullivan's anti-President Obama documentary "2016: Obama's America"
has grossed over $9 million at the box office since its limited release last month—making it the most lucrative documentary of 2012
and the sixth most successful political doc of all time, reports The Hollywood Reporter..."

(businessinsider.com)

New film ’2016: Obama’s America’ a hit for conservatives, not for President - Sep 1, 2012
(news.nationalpost.com)

'2016: Obama's America' movie peaked during the Republican National Convention - Sep 7, 2012
(examiner.com)

"THE HOPE AND THE CHANGE": A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT OBAMA’S PRESIDENCY TO BE RELEASED
It "is the second hard-hitting documentary film presentation about President Barack Obama
  which will be released to theaters in September, just weeks before the presidential election of 2012." 

CLICK HERE to view the movie trailer: “The Hope and The Change”
(examiner.com)

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WHO AM I ?

The “Who Am I?” Poster I Use As A Model For Students
"As an introductory activity, I have students in all of my classes create “Who Am I?” posters which they then share “speed-dating” style..."

(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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QUIZZES

Blogthings Topics
"Here is a list of the topics we have quizzes for."
(blogthings.com)

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PARALYMPICS

The best moments of the Paralympics on YouTube
"Ten of the most memorable moments from the London 2012 Paralympics, including David Wetherhill's stupendous table tennis shot." 

(telegraph.co.uk)

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CINEMA

Film Story
"is an interactive site where you can search for theatrical films by geographical location, history or science subject, historical era, and film type." 

(filmstory.org)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

Robert BURNS

Robert Burns
"25 January 2009 marked 250 years to the day since Scotland's national poet was born.
This website celebrates Rabbie Burns's life and achievements in poetry and song. 
66 of Scotland's biggest names recorded 716 of Robert Burns's works for our collection."
See A-Z list of all 716 works in our collection.

(BBC)

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GRAMMAR

I've been everywhere - Johnny Cash
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"I've been everywhere, man.
Crossed the desert's bare, man.
I've breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I've had my share, man..."

(azlyrics.com)


 

Our new grammar section on LearnEnglish Kids
"includes grammar videos, grammar games, printable worksheets,
grammar reference cards, quizzes and downloadable tests. 
The grammar section is aimed at children aged between 9 and 12 years and covers a total of 30 grammar points.
"
(learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org)

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ELECTIONS

Election 2012 Units - Lesson plans
(learning.blogs.nytimes.com)

Who is Obama ?
(channelone.com)

Who is Mitt Romney?
(channelone.com)

Who is Joe Biden ?
(channelone.com)

Who is Paul Ryan ?
(channelone.com)

Political Platforms
"A look at the platforms of both parties during the 2012 election."
(channelone.com)

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IN / ON

Where are the cats? IN or ON
"First, take the quiz about my cats.
Now practise with Makoto's cats and the 3 games ... : Flashcards / Matching / Concentration."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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NEWS for TEENS

A NEW PAGE : NEWS FOR TEENS



CHANNEL ONE NEWS - TEACHING TOOLS
"We are Channel One News, the leading television news network for teens nationwide.
Our mission is to inform, educate and inspire by making news relevant and engaging for young people
and sparking discussion around the important issues impacting youth today...
Sign up now for your FREE Channel One newsletter...
You'll get the daily script for the show, discussion questions, the daily quiz with an essay question and vocabulary words..."

See Channel One News Discussion Guide for September 5, 2012 (DOC)
+ POP QUIZ : "Celebs and the Channel One News team test your knowledge of just about everything."
(channelone.com)

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TOOLS / CREATE

Web 2.0: Cool Tools for Schools
(cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com)

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HISTORY

A History of New York in 50 Objects
(nytimes.com)

A History of the World in 100 Objects
"You’ll find 100 objects from the British Museum and hundreds more from museums and people across the UK."

(BBC)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

LANGUAGE

English is a strange language - a poem

"Let's face it.
English is a strange language.
There is no egg in the eggplant,
No ham in the hamburger,
And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple..."

(christadelphianbooks.org)

English is a Strange Language
"A video with comics about the difficulty and complexity of language acquisition."

(YouTube)

 

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DESERTS

The deserts of Asia and Australia: legendary! - Visual Dictionary
(ikonet.com)

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SCHOOL

Fichiers audios sur le thème de l’école
"A l’occasion de la rentrée des classes, Audio Lingua propose des enregistrements authentiques autour du thème de l’école." 

(Ac. Versailles)

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COMPUTERS

Words and Their Stories: Computer Terms
"Have You Googled Someone Lately?...
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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ART

Iconographic documents - Analysing painting - Norman Rockwell - with activities
+ How to analyze a picture
(letshavefunwithenglish.com)

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FIRST AID

Learning First Aid: What to Do Until Medical Help Arrives
"Advice for dealing with emergencies like choking, heart attack, accidental poisoning and severe bleeding...

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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MOTHER'S DAY

Mother's Day Celebration
Celebration guide to Mother's Day, including recipes, crafts, gift ideas and games for this special day.
"Mothers Day is a special day for honoring Mothers through out the world. The Mother's Day holds great significance for all of us.
As usual, the Mothers Day 2013 will be celebrated on May 12, 2013 in the U. S.
whereas the U. K. will celebrate the Mothering Sunday (Mother's Day) , 2013 on date March 10."

(dayformothers.com)

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ELECTIONS

How to Elect the US President
"Forrest Gump explains how the elect the next Presidant of the USA."

(YouTube)

 

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LABOUR DAY / CINEMA

A working class hero is something to be: 23 proletariat classics - with VIDEOS
"What better way to celebrate the holiday of the working person than to watch a movie about "the basic labor relations between the proletariat
and the bourgeoisie"? There are 23 of them in this list: dramas, biopics, documentaries, and comedies that address labor in an entertaining way
-and an educational way for young folks who don't learn these things in history class..."

(avclub.com)

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FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL

Supercut: TV's First Days of School
"In honor of a new school year we've rounded up some of the most memorable first days of school in TV history,
from "Welcome Back Kotter" and "Square Pegs" to "Beverly Hills, 90210," "The Inbetweeners," and "Community."

(vimeo.com)

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SPIES

5 incredible spy gadgets used by real-life James Bonds + VIDEOS
"These amazing tricks, tactics, and trappings seem straight out of a movie script..."

(tecca.com)

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GRAMMAR / JOBS

I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here's Why.
(blogs.hbr.org)
"Kyle Wiens, the CEO of a software development company, gives an English grammar test to prospective employees..." (Neatorama)

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DAILY ROUTINE

What Americans Actually Do All Day Long, In 2 Graphics
"Here's how the average American with a full-time job spends a typical workday..."

(npr.org)

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QUESTIONS

Even MORE Videos Showing The Importance Of Asking Good Questions
"I’ve found a few more clips I’m adding to The Best Videos Showing The Importance Of Asking Good Questions."

(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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Cloud Atlas (2012)
"is an upcoming epic adventure-drama film written and directed by Lana WachowskiTom Tykwer (also co-composer), and Andy Wachowski.
It was adapted from the 2004 novel of the same name by David Mitchell..."
It is "an epic story of humankind in which the actions and consequences of our lives impact one another throughout the past, present and future
as one soul is shaped from a murderer into a savior and a single act of kindness ripples out for centuries to inspire a revolution.[2]"

with Tom HanksHalle Berry and Hugh Grant
(Wikipedia)

"CLOUD ATLAS"
"EXPLORES HOW THE ACTIONS AND CONSEQUENCES OF INDIVIDUAL LIVES IMPACT ONE ANOTHER THROUGHOUT THE PAST,
THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE. ACTION, MYSTERY AND ROMANCE WEAVE DRAMATICALLY THROUGH THE STORY AS ONE SOUL
IS SHAPED FROM A KILLER INTO A HERO AND A SINGLE ACT OF KINDNESS RIPPLES ACROSS CENTURIES TO INSPIRE A REVOLUTION
IN THE DISTANT FUTURE."
+ VIDEOS + GALLERY
(cloudatlas.warnerbros.com)

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SPORTS

Justice - New Lands 
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS
"You
So you're running in a best of three
And you gunning on the kingside
For the queen..."

(lyricsmode.com)

 

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GRANDMOTHER / JOBS

Zonajobs Commercial
"Une publicité qui nous vient d'Argentine, qui met en scène une mamie de 90 ans qui se fait tuer encore et encore dans des situations toujours plus insolites.
Je vous laisse savourer la chute qui fait la promotion du site Zonajobs pour la recherche d'emploi."

(dailymotion.com)

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BACK TO SCHOOL

Pack Rentrée de Démarrage du Prof en Collège - Anglais
"Si c'est votre 1ère année (ou pas) en collège (ou pas), vous serez peut-être content de trouver ce "pack" de rentrée
pour faciliter le "démarrage administratif". En tous cas, c'est ce que moi, je vais utiliser..."
Par Philippe Hattais (Ac. Lyon)

(englishdaybyday.net)

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Gypsy & the Cat - 'Sorry'
(vimeo.com)
+ LYRICS
"I know you well, say you're sorry 
Don't you have to be sorry for that 
I know you well, say you're sorry 
I'm already a ghost of the past..." 

(lyricsfreak.com)

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Sola Rosa: Spinning Top
(vimeo.com)
+ LYRICS
"my head’s spinning like a spinning top 
i’m on the axis 
head spinning like a spinning top 
and you are the string."

(music.solarosa.com)

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BRUCE LEE

Be Water My Friend! Bruce Lee Remix
"A musical tribute to the legendary martial artist Bruce Lee." 
The lyrics are below the video on YouTube.

"You have to train
You have to keep your reflexes
So that when you want it, it's there
When you want to move, you're moving..."

 

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STUDY IN EUROPE... IN ENGLISH

Study in Europe... in English
"There has been a boom in English-taught degrees on mainland Europe. We look at the countries offering the most courses – and their tuition fees."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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TRAVELLING

Seven innovations in air travel - 30 August 2012
"Between 5 and 7 September hundreds of representatives from airlines and airports around the world will visit Vancouver for the 2012 Future Travel Experience,
an annual conference that showcases the latest technologies for making air travel easier."

(BBC)

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SUMMER PARALYMPIC GAMES

Paralympics medals table - 30 August 2012
+ Paralympics results
(BBC)

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BACK TO SCHOOL

Cartoon: Back to School
" The latest lesson from Cartoons for the Classroom, entitled 'Back to school in a connected age', features a couple of cartoons
which look at the problems caused by the use of technology in classrooms. This one is by Jeff Parker, the editorial cartoonist for Florida Today. 
I particularly liked it because it's not so far from the truth ..."

+ DISCUSSION + COMMENT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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LESSON PLANS / WORKSHEETS

My Virtual Classroom
"Le site se refait une beauté petit à petit ; vous y trouverez dès à présent et tout au long de l’année les séquences (avec 'worksheets') présentées à mes élèves."

(e.recht.free.fr)

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SHOPPING

Reuters Video: Tesco's virtual grocery store
"Britain's biggest retailer, Tesco, has just trialled its first virtual shop at London’s Gatwick airport where instead of shelves of products,
shoppers scan a barcode to purchase their groceries." 
+ LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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A NEW PAGE :

THE LONDON 2012 PARALYMPIC GAMES - Page 2

Facts - The opening ceremony - The medals
(to be continued...)

 

 

ELECTIONS

Here's Mitt! - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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PLOT

'Anarchists' accused of murder; broader plot against government - 28 August 2012
"Four U.S. Army soldiers based in Georgia are accused of killing two people.
Beyond that, a Georgia prosecutor and federal authorities are offering differing responses to a possible plot by the group
to overthrow the government and assassinate President Barack Obama."

(edition.cnn.com)

Prosecutor: Ga. murder case uncovers terror plot
"The militia group of active and former U.S. military members spent at least $87,000 buying guns and bomb components...
Prosecutors said the group called itself F.E.A.R., short for Forever Enduring Always Ready...
All are charged by state authorities with malice murder, felony murder, criminal gang activity, aggravated assault and using a firearm while committing a felony."

(google.com)

Prosecutors: Secret ‘Militia’ in Army Planned to Blow Dam, Poison Apples - 27 August 2012
"Four members of secret militia group, now facing murder charges in Georgia, operated inside the ranks of the U.S. Army
and discussed blowing up a dam and poisoning fruit crops in Washington State, authorities said Monday." 

(splcenter.org)

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BIN LADEN

Ex-Navy Seal writes book about Osama Bin Laden raid - 23 August 2012
"A former member of the US Navy Seal team that killed Osama Bin Laden is to release a first-hand account of the May 2011 operation."
+ a video : "Last week, retired Navy Seals accused President Obama of leaks on the Bin Laden raid."
(BBC)


Bin Laden book No Easy Day 'contradicts official account' - 29 August 2012
"The book says Bin Laden was shot dead as soon as he looked out of his bedroom as Seals rushed up the stairs, AP says."
(BBC)

Book review: ‘No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden’
"The title of Owen’s book comes from a piece of Navy SEAL lore that “the only easy day was yesterday.” “

(washingtonpost.com)

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SPACE / ROBOT

Curiosity
(nasa.gov)


"This graphic shows the locations of the cameras on NASA's Curiosity rover..."


The Curiosity rover 
"is a car-sized, robotic rover exploring Gale Crater on Mars, as part of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission (MSL)...
The rover's goals include investigation of the Martian climategeology, and whether Mars could have ever supported life,
including investigation of the role of water and planetary habitability, as well as preparation for future human exploration.[8][9] "

(Wikipedia)

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GLOBAL WARMING

Arctic sea ice shrinks to record low - a lesson plan with audio (August 29, 2012)
"Scientists have announced that the layer of ice covering the Arctic Ocean has shrunk to an all-time low record."
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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