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LONDON 2012

Will London 2012 change Britain for ever?
(BBC)

Olympics & Paralympics among summer's golden moments
(BBC)

In pictures: Athletes' victory parade - 10 September 2012
(BBC)

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MANLINESS

Epic Rap Battle of Manliness
"An Epic Rap Battle to determine who is the more manly man."

(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"Trimming the hedge
Yup
Me too.
22 inches electric
33cc’s gas
Are you challenging my manliness
Yes..."

(lybio.net)

 

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BEARDS

The Beards - Got Me a Beard 
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"Had a girl
An actual girlfriend yeah
She asked me
To trim back my face hair
But nobody ever
Tells me to shave..."

(elyrics.net)

 

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ART

Lowry's England
"Learn about LS Lowry with the slideshow,
the song and the game (Hangman)."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

Matchstalk cats and dogs
Music video about the artist Lowry
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"He painted Salford's smokey tops 
On cardboard boxes from the shops 
And parts of ancoats where I used to play.."

(ntlworld.com)

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SODA BAN

New York approves supersize drinks ban - 14 September 2012
"New York City has passed the first US ban on large-size sodas and other sugary drinks being sold in restaurants and other eateries.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for the ban as a way to reduce obesity and related health problems..."

(BBC)

New York City bans supersize sodas - 13 September 2012
"The ban will not apply to alcohol, diet sodas or drinks that are more than 70% juice."
ARTICLE + VIDEO : "New York resident: "It should be up to the individual and not the mayor"."

(BBC)

60% in City Oppose Bloomberg’s Soda Ban, Poll Finds - 22 August 2012
"Three weeks before a scheduled Board of Health vote on the proposal, New Yorkers are cool to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s plan
to prohibit sales of large sugary drinks in city restaurants, stadiums and movie theaters, according to a new poll by The New York Times..."

(nytimes.com)

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DREAM

Bruce Willis - Devil Woman (at Sin City Premiere)
(YouTube)
The lyrics are below the video on YouTube.
"I met a devil woman
In a dream the other night
Had the black cat eyes
And I swear she could fly..."

 

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OBAMA GIRLS

Obama Girls’ Role: Not to Speak, but to Be Spoken Of
(nytimes.com)


President Obama’s Girls: "Jodi Kantor of The New York Times talks about the vital role
that President Obama’s daughters, Malia (14) and Sasha (11), have played in his political life...
Here are just a few of the household rules that she (Mrs Obama) has mentioned in interviews and other appearances..."

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NEW YORK CITY

One World Trade Center - Freedom Tower Sphere (New York City)
"One World Trade Center, more simply known as 1 WTC and previously known as the Freedom Tower, is the lead building of the new World Trade Center complex
in Lower Manhattan, New York City.... with its spire reaching a symbolic 1,776 feet (541.3 m) in reference to the year of American independence..."

(YouTube)
Read the commentary below the video on YouTube.

 

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9/11 ANNIVERSARY

For Sept. 11 anniversary, a turning point passed?
(seattlepi.com)

New York never forgets: Manhattan skyline lights up in memory of 9/11 victims as world prepares to mark 11th anniversary of attacks - Photos
(dailymail.co.uk)

September 11 Anniversary - Files
(huffingtonpost.com)

Obama Commemorates 9/11 Anniversary
"President Barack Obama is asking Americans to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks
by remembering how far the nation has come since terrorists struck 11 years ago. (Sept. 8)"

(YouTube)

 

11 Year Anniversary - New York prepares to remember 9/11 attacks
(au.news.yahoo.com)


High alert on September 11 anniversary
"The largest security operation since the September 11 terrorist attacks is underway in New York tonight..."

(au.news.yahoo.com)

 

9/11 Anniversary
Documents + Videos

(nbcnewyork.com)

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Edgar POE

POE
Edgar Allan Poe / This Week: Knowing Poe / Wikipedia Entry + Poe Museum + Poe Stories 
+  Poe Invents the Modern Detective Story + Science Fiction Pioneer +  Poetic Terms 
+ The Defamation of Poe's Character + The Death of Edgar Allan Poe 
+ The Raven- An Interactive Study Resource + The Simpsons version of "The Raven"  

(livebinders.com)

 

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ELECTIONS


Je feuillette le n° de sept. 2012
Je télécharge un extrait
(newstandpoints.com)


Electing a US president in plain English: video transcript
(commoncraft.com)

Understanding the Issues
"Where do presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney stand on some of the major issues of the 2012 election season?" 

+ Meet Barack Obama + Meet Mitt Romney + Meet Joe Biden + Meet Paul Ryan
(timeforkids.com)



Election Quiz - interactive
(Ac. Paris)

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Thanks to Martine Jacques (Ac. Metz)

 

 

WORLD LITERACY DAY - September 8th

The Best Resources For World Literacy Day
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)



Literacy 
"refers to the ability to read for knowledge and write coherently and think critically about the written word. 
Visual literacy includes in addition the ability to understand all forms of communication, be it body language,[1] pictures, maps, or video.
Evolving definitions of literacy often include all the symbol systems relevant to a particular community..."

(Wikipedia) 

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SCHOOL

My school days in England
"Explore the picture, look, listen, watch and read. Then, play the hangman game."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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"Carol Brown" (Choir of Ex Girlfriends) - Flight of the Conchords
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS
"Loretta broke it off in a letter,
she wrote that she was leaving and that her life would be better.
Joan broke it off over the phone,
after the tone, she left me alone.
Jen said she'd never ever see me again..."

(lyricsmania.com)

 

 

"We're Both In Love With a Sexy Lady" - Flight of the Conchords
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS
"I think I’ve fallen in love with a girl and it’s serious
Ooh that’s great news, Bret tell me about that girl that’s so serious..."

(elyrics.net)

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Thanks to Aulde de Barbuat for these 2 videos

 

PARALYMPICS

Facts - Pictures - The opening ceremony - The closing ceremony - The medals -
Teaching ideas - Videos

2012 Paralympics close in London - a lesson plan with audio
(newsenglishlessons.com)

Paralympics: Medal table
"Find the final medal standings for the London 2012 Paralympic Games."

(BBC)

Paralympics close in fiery finale - 10 Sept 2012
"The London 2012 Paralympics comes to an end with a fiery finale and an official handover to the next host city, Rio de Janeiro."

(BBC)

Paralympics 2012: Pundits pick their athletes and memories
(BBC)

In pictures: Paralympics closing ceremony - 9 Sept 2012
(BBC)

50 best images from the 2012 Paralympics
(telegraph.co.uk)

The Olympic and Paralympic Athletes' Parade in pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)

More Olympics worksheets and teaching ideas
(tefl.net)

Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games
(YouTube)

 


Coldplay - Paradise | Paralympic Closing Ceremony Live London 2012
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"When she was just a girl
She expected the world
But it flew away from her reach so
She ran away in her sleep 
And dreamed of 
Para-para-paradise..."

(lyricsmode.com)

 

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In the background : Fireworks lit up the Olympic stadium as the curtain was drawn on London 2012. (BBC)