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SEPTEMBER 2012
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ILOTS BONIFIES

Documents pour ilôts bonifiés: nouvelles fiches créées!
"Voici les dernières fiches que je viens de créer afin de les utiliser pour l'excellente méthode Rivoire."
- fiches de groupes et individuelles
par Cyril Brot
(brot2you.eklablog.com)

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DANCING

Canadian Dance Moves
(YouTube)

 

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THE CITY

The (Secret) City of London, Part 2: Government
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SMS

Texting in the class
Support pour faire écrire des SMS aux élèves
"Un document à imprimer et à distribuer aux élèves, avec des images de téléphones pour leur faire écrire de petites conversations en SMS dedans.
C’est l’occasion d’aborder les abréviations classiques, et ça peut servir d’étape préparatoire pour l’expression orale en interactivité."
par Stéphane Busuttil
(another-teacher.net)

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The Suicide Shop (FrenchLe Magasin des Suicides)
"is a 2012 French animated film directed by Patrice Leconte and is based on Jean Teule's novel of the same name.
As with the source material, it centres on an undepressed child born into a proprietorial family that runs a shop...
that sells suicide adjuncts in a dilapidated, near future apocalyptic city ravaged by the vicissitudes of severe climate change."
(Wikipedia)

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FUTURE TECHNOLOGY

Lighter-than-air craft rise again - 24 September 2012
"A behind the scenes look at the project to build a radical new airship that could soon criscross our skies...
The Aeroscraft, as it is known, is the brainchild of Igor Pasternak and has been made possible by advances in materials and computer control systems...
The airship in the hangar is being built to test various key components of a design that could one day contain a hotel, casino or spa...
One of its biggest markets could be transporting freight from hard-to-reach locations or, for example, carrying wind turbine blades."

Article + Video
(BBC)

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CONGRESS

Understanding Congress Part 1 of 7: Congress Overview
Part 2 of 7: Making sense of Congressional Terminology
Part 3 of 7: How are laws are made
Part 4 of 7: Types of Bills
Part 5 of 7: Communicating with Congress
Part 6 of 7: How Votetocracy can help Americans
Part 7 of 7: The Influence Landscape

"Our democracy is a representative democracy where those in Congress represent us.
This overview describes the basics of how our Congress works. Covering the two chambers - Senate and The House of Representatives
and their exclusive powers as well as responsibilities of different people and committees in each chamber..."
- with an infographic

(votetocracy.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

AFGHANISTAN

Inside Camp Bastion - 24 September 2012
"Camp Bastion, a sprawling, well-fortified British-run base in the desert in southern Afghanistan, is the size of the UK town of Reading
and home to almost 30,000 people. Bastion - with its own water bottling plant, hospital, police force and even Pizza Hut
- is widely regarded as a safe haven for troops. However, ..."

"Explore the graphical representation of the base..."
(BBC)

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COULD

John Butler Trio - Zebra
+ LYRICS :
"I could be loud man, I could be silent
I could be young man or I could be old
I could be a gentleman, I could be violent...
I could be innocent or I could be guilty...
I could be rich like a wandering Gypsy
I could be poor like a fat wallet lost.
I could be first or I could come last..."

(sing365.com)

 

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EXPRESSIONS

Words and Their Stories: Hold Your Horses! 
"Some expressions straight from the horse’s mouth...
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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ENVIRONMENT

Meat the Truth
"Meat the Truth is a high-profile documentary, presented by MP Marianne Thieme (leader of the Dutch party for the Animals),
which forms an addendum to earlier films on climate change..." MORE below the video on YouTube

(YouTube)
Official site
(meatthetruth.nl)

 

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AT THE RESTAURANT

 

The Perfect Server - Taking an Order Part 1
"Learn how to create a waitstaff that dazzles, delights, and delivers results.
In this video,you'll learn how to take an order."

(dailymotion.com)

 

More videos on YouTube for Conversations at the restaurant

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MODALS

Modals - Diagram
(english.marylo.net)

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ELECTIONS

US Elections 2012 - une séquence préparée par Mathilde Serhan (Ac. Marseille)
"Le but est de faire découvrir les candidats et les "issues" aux élèves, puis de les faire analyser quelques publicités de campagne (vidéos).
Ils doivent ensuite créer un (ou des) poster(s) pour présenter ces informations à leurs camarades."

(docs.google.com)

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NEW YORK

Welcome to New York City, city guide 
(YouTube)

 

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GAMES / CARTOONS

Pumkinland - Games and Cartoons - with audio
(2008.pumkin.com)

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ELECTIONS

The 2012 American Elections : A Treasure hunt
Sent by Nathalie Vezon (Ac. Montpellier)

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Tower Heist (= Le Casse de Central Park)
"is a 2011 crime comedy film directed by Brett Ratner ...
Josh Kovacs (Ben Stiller) is the building manager of The Tower, a high-rise luxury apartment complex on Central Park West in New York City ...
Josh enlists his neighbor and childhood playmate, a petty criminal named Slide (Eddie Murphy) ...
Denham (FBI agent) ... tells Josh that a hearing for Shaw (Tower tenant and wealthy businessman) has been scheduled for Thanksgiving
  during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to avoid publicity, and Shaw will go free.
Josh and his team decide to break into Shaw's apartment during the parade..."

(Wikipedia)

Official website
(towerheist.com)

Tower Heist Filming
"Hundreds of extras and (what looked to be authentic) props lined Central Park West between 60th and 63rd
for a scene that seemed to take place at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade..."

(myupperwest.com)

 

 

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PARIS / NEW YORK

Video: Paris vs New York
"This video by Tony Miotto is an animated version of the popular illustration book and blog “Paris versus New York” by Paris-based artist Vahram Muratyan."

(englishblog.com)

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FOOD / OBESITY

Soda And Sugary Drinks Cause Obesity (22nd September, 2012)
- a lesson plan with audio
(newsenglishlessons.com)

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ADJECTIVES

The Musical Adjectives Project
- list of adjectives for FEAR / ANGER / TRIUMPH / HUMOUR / etc...

(themusicaladjectivesproject.wikispaces.com)

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CLICHES / 2 KINDS OF PEOPLE

GREAT MOVIE CLICHES: Two Kinds of People
(YouTube)

 

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GMO

GMO - Global alert
"French researchers secretly studied, for two years, 200 rats fed with transgenic maize. Tumors, serious disorders... full-fledged slaughter.
And a bomb for the GMO industry."
(YouTube)

 

genetically modified organism (GMO) 
"or engineered organism (GEO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques..."
(Wikipedia)

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CULTURAL COLLECTIONS

Explore Europe's cultural collections
(europeana.eu)

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CINEMA

Film terms - French and English
+ A glossary of terms used in criticism of films (technical terms)
+ Cinematic codes
+ Liste d'adaptations cinématographiques d'oeuvres littéraires en anglais
+ MORE resources
(angellier.biblio.univ-lille3.fr)

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ANIMALS OF THE DESERT

10 Cutest Baby Animals of the Desert
(environmentalgraffiti.com)


Caracal

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GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2013

Reuters Video: Extremes meet in new Guinness World Records edition
"The latest edition of the world famous Guinness World Records book is published, unveiling the latest and greatest in record breaking across the globe.
Tara Cleary reports."

+ TRANSCRIPT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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ELECTIONS

If you were president... - interactive game
(scholastic.com)

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POLICE

Why British police don’t have guns - 19 September 2012
"The deaths of two female police constables have brought into focus the unarmed status of most British police.
Why does Britain hold firm against issuing guns to officers on the beat?"

+ View from a bobby
+ International models
+ Police use of firearms 2010-11
+ View from Louisiana
+ Documents

(BBC)

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THE LORDS

Learning about the Lords
"Teenagers can now learn about the House of Lords and why it matters to them – via YouTube."

+ View the Parliament's Education Service animations
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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KATE PICS

U.K. royal anger at topless Kate pics (September 16, 2012)
- a lesson plan with audio
"The United Kingdom's royal family has started legal proceedings against 'Closer,' the French magazine that published photos of Kate Middleton,
the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2013

Guinness World Records 2013: new book released
"From a tiny bull and giant biceps to a slam-dunking parrot and 340-piece drum kit, the latest Guinness World Records book is full of surprises."

- with a VIDEO
(telegraph.co.uk)

Guinness World Records 2013: weird and wacky new entries, in pictures
(telegraph.co.uk)

Guinness World Records 2013: US Great Dane is planet's tallest dog
"Zeus, a 44-inch tall Great Dane from Michigan, has been officially recorded as the planet's tallest dog
in the latest edition of the Guinness Book of World Records."

(telegraph.co.uk)



World's Tallest Dog - Meet The Record Breakers - Guinness World 
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ROAD SIGN

Couple put up 'Heaven is full' sign to stop speeding - 13 September 2012
"A couple from east Devon have erected a sign saying "Slow - Heaven is full!" in a country lane in a bid to get drivers to slow down."

+ VIDEO
(BBC)

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MUSIC

If You Can Read This, Thank Your Music Teacher
(neatorama.com)

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SCHOOLS / UNIVERSITIES

 

British Schools Put Cameras in Toilets (14th September, 2012)
- a lesson plan with audio
(newsenglishlessons.com)

CCTV cameras being used in school changing rooms and toilets
"Anti-surveillance campaigners find average of 24 cameras
in each secondary school that responded to the survey."

(guardian.co.uk)

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UNIVERSITIES

Top 10 best value universities - PHOTOS - 20 September 2012
(telegraph.co.uk)

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THE OLYMPIC PARK

Work begins on the transformation of the London 2012 Olympic Park - PHOTOS - 20 September 2012
(telegraph.co.uk)

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FOOD

Only in America: chocolate-covered bacon, deep-fried Kool Aid and more - PHOTOS - 20 September 2012
(telegraph.co.uk)

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In the background : 'Animal Farm'
See George Orwell