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SEPTEMBER - 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)

 

 

30/09/2013


FOOD

Reuters Video: Weighing top line vs. waistline at McDonald's
+ TRANSCRIPT + LANGUAGE + Related articles
(englishblog.com)

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TATTOO

The rise of the text tattoo - 30 September 2013
"It probably wasn't on Shakespeare's radar that his work would one day unite Megan Fox, Danielle Lineker and Lindsay Lohan.
But it has - they all have Shakespeare quotations tattooed on their bodies. Why are more people getting such high-brow inkings?"

(BBC)

The 9th International London Tattoo Convention - 27-29 sept 2013
(thelondontattooconvention.com)

 

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CHEMICALS

Germany Sold Syria Chemicals, Government Admits - 18 September /2013
"Germany exported 111 tonnes of chemicals to Syria between 2002 and 2006 that could be used in the production of sarin gas,
according to a government document published on Wednesday...
The chemicals... are classified as "dual use" under European Union law, meaning they can be used for either civil or military purposes."

(huffingtonpost.com)

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SONG

Placebo - Too Many Friends
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS :
"My computer thinks I'm gay
I threw that piece of junk away
On the Champs-Elysées
As I was walking home..."

(azlyrics.com)

 

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ACRONYMS

All The Text Message Acronyms You Ever Wanted To Know
(edudemic.com)

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PREPOSITIONS

When to use prepositions IN - ON - AT
(help2say.com)

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BULLYING

BULLY-FREE ZONE! (song for kids about Bullying vs. Showing Respect)
"This songs encourages schools and individual classrooms to be "bully-free zones." Each verse contrasts examples of bullying behavior vs. respectful behavior,
while each chorus highlights the list of behaviors we should NOT do in school."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Marielle Bianchi

 


COPYRIGHT

Useful Resources On Copyright - with infographics
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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OTHERS

7 Things You Should Stop Expecting from Others
(marcandangel.com)

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Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 


Norman ROCKWELL

The Earliest Known Work of Norman Rockwell
"In his illustrations, Norman Rockwell showed American life, both idealized and troubled.
He defined American childhood, particularly in his illustrations for the Boy Scouts..."

(neatorama.com)

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MURALS

The 10 Most Popular Murals Of September 2013
(streetartnews.net)

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29/09/2013


SLAVERY

4,000 could die building Qatar World Cup (September 29th, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"An organisation called the International Trade Union Confederation looked at the working conditions of builders in Qatar.
It is worried about the workers. It said they receive very low pay and their work is very dangerous."

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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HALLOWEEN

A video : This is Halloween! (YouTube)
+ a worksheet sent by Dulce Araujo (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

 

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POCKET MONEY

Teens get €30 pocket money – and use it to shop online - 20 August 2013
(independent.ie)

Teenagers demand double pocket money during holidays - 30 May 2013
(telegraph.co.uk)

Pocket money teens ‘don’t need to work’ - 12 April 2012
(express.co.uk)


(wikihow.com)

Should you give your children Pocket Money or just buy whatever they ask for?
(schooldays.ie)

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Thanks to Joanna Ajdukovic (Ac. Grenoble)

 


HAMLET

DIY Hamlet for kids
"An 8-minute, animated short for kids, adapted from Shakespeare’s play. This film has been shown in film festivals around the world,
including Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, Redcat Film Fest, Nashville Independent Film Festival, Toronto Images Festival,
the Boston Museum of Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and more. I made this film in three weeks in 2001 for a high school project."

(teachinghamlet.blogspot.fr)

 

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28/09/2013


OFFICE

18 Office Supplies You Should Know in English (Infographic)
(myenglishteacher.eu)

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MIND MAPS

Text 2 Mind Map
 "- Write text in the text area . Each text line will become node in the mind map.
 - Indent text (using the TAB key) to start a new branch of nodes.
 - Click the "Draw Mind Map"-button and watch the mind map evolve."

(text2mindmap.com)

Mind Mapping Tool - With online real-time collaboration
"Visualize your ideas and concepts, Quickly draw and share mind maps using Creately's award winning mind mapping software.
- Automatic 1-click creation of connecting nodes
- Hundreds of templates to get started quickly..."

(creately.com)

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REGRETS / WISH

Click: Regrets - a lesson
"This movie provides us entertainment and food for thought when it comes to our life choices.
Having a remote control to extend our favorite moments of the day sounds like a dream, but we have to deal with its consequences. This scene is really touching."

(warmupsfollowups.blogspot.fr)

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ADVERBS

Gambit: Intensifying Expressions - Indeed x At All (Adverbs) - a lesson
"This is a really funny scene. Students love it."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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SLAVERY

Revealed: Qatar's World Cup 'slaves' - 25 September 2013 - an article + a video
"Exclusive: Abuse and exploitation of migrant workers preparing emirate for 2022.
World Cup construction 'will leave 4,000 migrant workers dead'
Analysis: Qatar 2022 puts Fifa's reputation on the line"

(theguardian.com)

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27/09/2013


ALPHABET

Do You Know Your Alphabet? (ABC song for kids! Song by Mark D. Pencil and Friends)
(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Marielle Bianchi

 


DARTMOOR

Learn English With Photos 8 - Dartmoor
"In this lesson we discover the beautiful Dartmoor National Park in Devon and learn some vocabulary for describing what there is to see and do there. 
You can download a PDF with the transcript and vocabulary for this lesson here,
and you can find all ten videos in this series on the Learn English With Photos You Tube channel."

(englishblog.com)

 

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DUKE and DUCHESS of CAMBRIDGE

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge get 'married' coat of arms - 27 September 2013
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a new coat of arms to represent them as a married couple, Kensington Palace has announced."

(BBC)

 

Prince William to swap armed forces for royal duties - 12 September 2013 
"He will now focus on royal duties and charity work together with the Duchess of Cambridge, a palace spokesman said...
The duke, with the Duchess of Cambridge, will continue to support the work of the Queen and the Royal Family through a programme of official engagements
- both at home and overseas, the palace added.
He plans to expand his work in the field of conservation, particularly in respect of endangered species..."

(BBC)

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PAPARAZZI

Halle Berry backed anti-paparazzi bill becomes law - 27 September 2013
"New legislation which will limit the paparazzi's ability to photograph stars' children has become law in the state of California."

(BBC)

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MAN / WOMAN

'Vogue model, Parisian dancer ... and I used to be a man' - 26 September 2013
"The extraordinary life of a transgender campaigner has been turned into an exhibition in Liverpool.
April Ashley MBE was one of the first people in the world to undergo sex change surgery in the 1960s, later becoming a top model.
Colin Paterson went to meet her."

(BBC)

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CHEMICAL WEAPONS

Which countries have nuclear weapons? - 26 September 2013
"As the United Nations discusses the prevention of nuclear proliferation, we look at which countries have nuclear weapons and how were they developed."

(BBC)

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KKK

Ku Klux Klan group gets Gettysburg battlefield permit - 27 September 2013
"A Maryland Ku Klux Klan group has been granted a permit to hold a rally at a renowned Civil War battlefield, US authorities have said...
Park officials said US freedom of speech rules required them to make the site available to the group...
Richard Preston, leader of the Confederate White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, was quoted by a local newspaper as saying his group was a "white separatist"
organisation dedicated to throwing US President Barack Obama, who is black, out of office and to advocating stricter immigration laws. "

(BBC)

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26/09/2013


James BOND

Portraits of all of the Bonds
[Top left] Daniel Craig (2006-present) [Top middle] Pierce Brosnan (1995-2002) [Top right] Timothy Dalton (1987-1989)
[Bottom left] Roger Moore (1973-1985) [Bottom middle] George Lazenby (1969) [Bottom right] Sean Connery (1962-1967, 1971)

(imgur.com)

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SCIENCE

Stephen Hawking's big ideas... made simple - animation
(YouTube)

 

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CINEMA

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
"is an upcoming 2013 American 3D computer-animated comic science fiction film produced by Sony Pictures Animation. The film is the sequel to the 2009 film 
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which was loosely based on Judi and Ron Barrett's book of the same name. It is being directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn,
produced by Kirk Bodyfelt, and executive produced by the directors of the first film, Phil Lord and Chris Miller.[2] Distributed by Columbia Pictures...
After the devastating food storm in the first film caused by his machine, Flint Lockwood and his friends are forced to leave the town of Swallow Falls.
Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island,
and where the best inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind and planet Earth..."

(Wikipedia)

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CHEMICAL WEAPONS

How weapons inspectors try to get to the truth - 25 September 2013
"A team of weapons inspectors will return to Damascus on Wednesday following Syria's pledge to give up its chemical arsenal.
The last time they were in the country they were shot at as they tried to gather evidence. What does it take to be a weapons inspector?
"
+ Chemical attacks
+ Why chemical weapons provoke outrage (article + audio)

(BBC)

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SURVEILLANCE

NSA spied on Martin Luther King, documents reveal - 26 September 2013
"The US National Security Agency spied on civil rights leader Martin Luther King and boxer Muhammad Ali
during the height of the Vietnam War protests, declassified documents reveal."

(BBC)

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CARS

High-Tech Car Factory
"Volkswagen's incredible transparent car factory."
(flixxy.com)

 

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25/09/2013


MOBILE HOMES

Why do so many Americans live in mobile homes? - 23 September 2013
"An estimated 20 million Americans live in mobile homes, according to new Census figures. How did this become the cheap housing of choice for so many people?"

(BBC)

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ZOO

Safari park imposes dress code to stop visitors scaring the animals - 24 September 2013
"Chessington World of Adventures zookeepers say fake leopard print and tiger stripes might cause confusion or fear."

(theguardian.com)

Chessington bans 'baffling' animal print clothing
"Chessington World of Adventures Resort has hired bouncers to make sure visitors are following the new rule...
Anyone seen wearing animal print is being supplied with a grey boilers suit by the bouncers...
Banned prints include zebra, giraffe, leopard, cheetah, tiger, spotted hyena, striped hyena and African wild dog."

(BBC)

Chessington World of Adventures Resort
(chessington.com)



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PUNCTUATION

National Punctuation Day - September 24 (every year)
(nationalpunctuationday.com)



Punctuation Rap
"The Badger High School Advanced Public Speaking Class performs the Punctuation Rap for National Punctuation Day."

(YouTube)

 

 

Dots N Dashes
"A video I and my Advanced Public Speaking Class made for National Punctuation Day."

(YouTube)

 

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CATS / CAFE

Reuters Video: Parisians cat lovers relax in "purrfect" cafe + TRANSCRIPT
+ IDIOM + VOCABULARY + COMMENT + Related articles

(englishblog.com)

 

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FRENCH FRIES

Burger King Tries New French Fries
"Chain Goes After 'Lapsed Users' by Promising Fewer Calories and Less Fat."

(online.wsj.com)

Burger King’s New French Fries Took Ten Years to Develop
"After a decade of research on two continents, BK is rolling out new crinkle-cut fries. Was it all worth it? Daniel Gross tests the goods..."

(thedailybeast.com)

Have it the Healthier Way: Burger King Reveals Low-Fat Satisfries
"We tasted them, and you may not miss the 40% fat and 30% calories stripped from the spuds."

(healthland.time.com)



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ASSESSMENT

Assessment checklists
"The language courses offered by the Language Centre of the University of Vienna are based on the levels for language proficiency described
in the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages". The evaluation criteria specified in the checklists can be used
for the purpose of self-assessment and as a guide while studying."
Level A1 / Level A2 / Level B1 /
Level B2 / Level C1 / Level C2
(sprachenzentrum.univie.ac.at)

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SONG

LORDE - Royals - Worksheets
created by Martine Jacques (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

Thanks to her for the links and the worksheets.

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MEMORY / MEMORIES

Scientists find gene that erases memories (September 25, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found the gene that could help people forget traumatic experiences.
They say the research could benefit people with painful memories."
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind "is a 2004 American romantic comedy-drama science fiction film about an estranged couple
who have each other erased from their memories, scripted by Charlie Kaufman and directed by the French director, Michel Gondry.
The film uses elements of science fictionpsychological thriller, and a nonlinear narrative to explore the nature of memory and romantic love.[1]..."

- with  Jim CarreyKate Winslet ...

"The title is taken from the poem Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope, the story of a tragic love affair, where forgetfulness became the heroine's only comfort:

How happy is the blameless vestal's lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd"

(Wikipedia)

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ABBREVIATIONS

Use Truncated Words with Caution
"When is it acceptable to use abbreviated versions of words? The type of publication and the context of the content determine the suitability of truncated words..."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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PREPOSITIONS

Spiders everywhere! (In / On)
"Play the 2 games and click below on "Start now" for a 3rd one."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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CHEMICAL WEAPONS

Syria says it will destroy chemical weapons (September 21, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The president of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, has said he will follow a plan to destroy his country's chemical weapons.
He told reporters from Fox News that it might take one year to do this."
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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INVITATIONS

Invitations (Rebecca W) - PowerPoint Presentation
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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POETRY

The Ultimate Poetry Resource Guide
"All of the sites and pages listed here are full of accurate information, helpful materials, and relevant resources for the poet – all for free."

(freebooknotes.com)

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GUN VIOLENCE

Reaction to US Gun Violence
(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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THERE IS

The little chick cheep 
(YouTube)

 

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IDIOMS

Wanderlust: Idioms - a lesson
"This is a nice comedy with several really funny scenes. I used it to introduce and have students practice idioms and idiomatic expressions."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)

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9/11

9/11 Heroes - a worksheet
(esllibrary.weebly.com)

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24/09/2013


BEAUTY

Beauty Pageants Attract Ugly Comments - Audio + Transcript
"Beauty pageants in Indonesia, the United States and France draw critics."

(learningenglish.voanews.com)

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HEADLINES

7 Types of Headline Headaches
"Throughout the history of journalism, headlines have evolved as a method for distilling the content of an article into a handful of words that will draw readers into the piece,
and they serve that function for other types of informative content such as newsletters and reports. However, in publications that are not carefully edited, especially
on post-it-right-now websites, headlines can invite the wrong kind of curiosity, combined with confusion or derision, when they’re published with errors.
This post examines various types of common mistakes."

(dailywritingtips.com)

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TRAFFIC JAM / DISABLED

Epic Old Man - Traffic Jam Prank
"A gang of seniors are headed on the way to their corner store, but they're so unbelievably slow that they cause a traffic mayhem.
Even the most patient driver in the world can't help but get frustrated at how long it takes them to cross the street!"

(YouTube)

 

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FOOD

What's wrong with what we eat? (5 talks)
"It's easy to worry about food: Are we eating the wrong stuff? What about people who don't have enough to eat?
These talks examine the problems -- and some compelling solutions."

(ted.com)

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CLASS CLOSING ACTIVITIES

The Best Questions To Use For Class Closing Activities — What Are Yours?
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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PROTEST SONGS

Protest songs - a list with videos
(englishincorot.over-blog.com)

PROTEST SONG INTERNET PROJECT by V. GELY
TASK 1 * TASK 2 * TASK 3 * TRANSLATE * DICTIONARY * SYNONYMS
(my-english-courses.com)

From work songs to protest songs - a lesson plan
(ddata.over-blog.com)

The sounds of music: deux séquences articulées autour du thème de la musique
(pedagogie.ac-toulouse.fr)

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SUPERLATIVES

The Biggest Organism on Earth
(YouTube)

 

Koji Ueno "celebrates behind the 485.1-kilogram pumpkin he grew, after it was declared Japan's heaviest in a national competition,
on Shodoshima Island, Kagawa Prefecture, on Sept. 22, 2013."

(english.kyodonews.jp)



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In the background : A resident of Eastwood Village retrieves belongings from his flooded home in Evans, Colorado.

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