APRIL 2010
NEW SITES
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Wrong by Depeche Mode - A worksheet
Created by Martine Jacques (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

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One in five adults believe aliens are on earth, disguised as humans
"Aliens are living on earth disguised as humans, according to
one fifth of adults in a new global survey...
The poll questioned 23,000 adults in 22 countries and found that more than
40 per cent of people from India and China believe that alien life exists
with a human facade on this planet.
European respondents in the survey were more sceptical with only eight per cent
of people from Belgium, Sweden and the Netherlands convinced
that life from outer space exists on earth.
.."
(telegraph.co.uk)

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Wikileaks
  "is a Sweden and Iceland-based organization that publishes anonymous
submissions and leaks of sensitive documents from governments
and other organizations, while preserving the anonymity of its sources."

(Wikipedia)


Wikileaks - Site
"The Sunshine Press (WikiLeaks) is an non-profit organization funded by human rights campaigners, investigative journalists, technologists and the general public. Through your support we have exposed significant injustice around the world— successfully fighting off over 100 legal attacks in the process..." 

(wikileaks.org)

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Offshore tax cheats and IRS
(cagle.com)

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
"is the United States federal government agency that collects taxes
and enforces the internal revenue laws."

(Wikipedia)

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Wrong by Depeche Mode
"I was born with the wrong sign 
In the wrong house 
With the wrong ascendancy 
I took the wrong road 
That led to the wrong tendencies 
I was in the wrong place at the wrong time...
With the wrong tune playing till it sounded right"

(metrolyrics.com)
+ the VIDEO
(YouTube)

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The California Gold Rush - Oral Comprehension Test
"Here is a video document from the History Channeland
a worksheet to assess students' oral comprehension about it."
- with the script of the video.
(Philippe Hattais - Ac. Créteil)

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Hair, Fashion, and Piercings
"Rina shares with Wendi how she keeps herself looking good in modern times."
+ Text + Audio Slide Show + Audio Slide Quiz + Downloadable MP3
(elllo.org)

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Tattoo reactions

+ Text + Audio Slide Show + Audio Slide Quiz + Downloadable MP3
(elllo.org)

MORE about TATTOO
(elllo.org)

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Rina's First Tattoo

"Rina talks about the first tattoos she ever got and her thoughts about them."
+ Text + Audio Slide Show + Audio Slide Quiz + Downloadable MP3
(elllo.org)

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A new page :

TATTOOS and PIERCINGS



Vocabulary - Facts - Examples - Art -
Listening - Conversation questions -
Interactive activities
- Activities to print -
Lesson plans
- Webquests
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Cartoons - Songs - Videos - Cinema

 

 

Tagxedo, tag cloud with styles
"Tagxedo turns words - famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes,
even your love letters - into a visually stunning tag cloud, words individually
sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurence
within the body of text."

(tagxedo.com)
Site recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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Top 10 Myths About Dinosaurs
(listverse.com)

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Robot to help with housework
"At last, scientists have designed a robot
that really can help with the housework...
In a test, he managed to sort out piles of towels
of different sizes, colours and materials.  "

- with a video

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Working mothers 'spend three hours on chores every morning'
"Working mothers spend three hours doing household chores before they get
to the office - using up the equivalent of calories as an hour-long bicycle ride.
..
Packing in activities such as ironing, making the bed and brushing
their children's hair means they use up about 500 calories.
Six in ten women say their day is already well underway by 7am and
rarely slows until they go to bed just before 11pm."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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How to write an email
(YouTube)

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Tattoos and Piercings
Body art or mutilation ?

+ a PowerPoint Presentation
(Philippe Hattais - Ac. Créteil)

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Census 2010 - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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Murder Heightens Racial Tensions in S. Africa 
- a lesson plan
WARM-UPS :

RACIAL TENSION / TENSIONS / CONTROVERSIAL / VIOLENCE
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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LA BALADODIFFUSION - LIENS
(Emmanuelle Bogé - Ac. Reims)

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Pupils 'give feedback on iphones’
"iPhones were handed out at a secondary school in Kent
as part of a "quality assurance" week."

(BBC)

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Student who was arrested for doodling on school desk
sues city for excessive force

"The 12-year-old schoolgirl handcuffed and arrested in February
for doodling on her desk plans to sue the city...
Alexa was perp-walked out of the school in front of her classmates
with her hands locked in metal handcuffs behind her back."

(nydailynews.com)

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The term perp walk 
"is an American slang term which refers to the police practice of intentionally
parading an arrested suspect (or "perp", short for "perpetrator") through
a public place so that the media may observe and record the event.
The suspect is typically handcuffed or otherwise restrained,
and is often dressed in prison garb."
(Wikipedia)

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Close-Up: Australia's love for the 'pokies'
"Pokies" are an extremely common sight in Australia - poker or slot machines
that appear everywhere from small country pubs to large casinos."

(BBC)

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Fast Food Fact Finder

- interactive
"Try our fun interactive tool to find out more about common fast food items
- you may be surprised! You can also pick out a meal
and see how the calories add up."

(cvshealthresources.com)

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VIDEOS

English Central
Learn English while watching videos!
- with a DEMO
Many categories
REGISTER FOR FREE!
You can pause the video after each line,
hear the line again,
hear the line slowed down
+ QUIZZES
+ TRANSCRIPTIONS
(englishcentral.com)


Resident Evil 5

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Sunday Bloody Sunday - a song by U2
A worksheet

Sunday Bloody Sunday - a song by U2
A PowerPoint Presentation

Sent by Hortense de La Roche (Ac Versailles)

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Ireland - a webquest ou en PDF
Webquest sur l'Irlande et l'Irlande du Nord
qui concerne la géographie et l'histoire - niveau 3ème -
pour préparer le visionnage du film 'Bloody Sunday' de Paul Greengrass.
Envoyée par Hortense de La Roche (Ac Versailles)

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TONGUE TWISTERS FOR KIDS - CHILDREN'S TONGUE TWISTERS
"If you understand, say "understand".
If you don't understand, say "don't understand".
But if you understand and say "don't understand".
How do I understand that you understand? Understand!"

(indianchild.com)

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Documents déclencheurs de parole :

Dropping knowledge - Ads
"creates media to vivify people’s questions and infuse them with new impact,
to inspire you to ask yourself…"

(droppingknowledge.org)


What would you do without water ?

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ENVIRONMENT

Sustainable development 
"is a pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs while
preserving the environment so that these needs can be met
not only in the present, but also for future generations."
It "ties together concern for the carrying capacity of natural systems 
with the social challenges facing humanity...
The field of sustainable development can be conceptually broken
into three constituent parts: 
environmental
 sustainability
economic
sustainability
and sociopolitical sustainability. " 

(Wikipedia) 

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#5 English Mini Lesson - Mother's Day
(YouTube)

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#2 English Mini Lesson - Easter
(YouTube)

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#3 English Mini Lesson - April Fools' Day
(YouTube)

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BUSY BEAVERS
English Songs and Videos for Young Learners
"This site is filled with fun songs, videos, games, worksheets and much more."

ex: It's rainy (sunny, windy...)
(wearebusybeavers.com)

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SCHOOL PLAY

Scarface School Play - Kids Scarface School Play - Original
(YouTube)
Full length - 10 minutes
(scarfacekids.crazyfor.org)

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Chocolate Is Good For Your Heart 
- a lesson plan

WARM-UPS : CHOCOLATE / NAUGHTY BUT NICE /
HEALTH / HEALTHY
/ HEART
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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Audio Adrenaline - Some Kind of Zombie
"here they come
they're all up on me
but I'm dead to sin like
some kind of zombie."

(mp3lyrics.org)
Listen!
(YouTube)

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Jane Austen & Seth Grahame Smith
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [Audio Book]

(downarchive.com)

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The Zombie Podcast - We're Alive - A Story of Survival
"A small riot in LA has spread past its containment.
Three reserve soldiers are called to their deserted duty station.
Believed to be the last remaining armed servicemen in the area,
Michael, Angel, and Saul witness the true cause of the riot ;
people are starting to change and attack each other..."

(zombiepodcast.com)

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TRAVELLING

The Pedouins
"Bill and Amarins packed up their three young daughters Cheyenne,
Jasmine, and Robin and set off on a 7,000 mile journey from Mt. Vernon,
Kentucky (just up the road from me) to Alaska.
What’s different about this trip is that they are traveling on a bicycle built for five! They call themselves the Pedouins, which is combination of pedal
and Bedouins, meaning nomadic people."

(neatorama.com)

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HEALTH

The pain chart, revised
(hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com)




See what the numbers correspond to.

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HEALTH

The face that best describes how you feel
(hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com)

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A new page :

ZOMBIES

Pictures - Vocabulary -
Conversation questions - Listening -
Interactive activities
- Lesson plans -
Cartoons
- Comics -
Literature - Video games - Songs - Videos - Cinema

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VIDEO GAMES

Honey, did you see this silly article on video games ?
(thatvideogameblog.com)

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Penguins - BBC
(YouTube)

Penguins April Fool - The Making Of - BBC
(YouTube)

Videos recommended by Martine Jacques (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

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April Fool's Day Hoax - Spaghetti Harvest - 1st April 1957
(YouTube)

The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest
(museumofhoaxes.com)

Pages recommended by Christine Reymond (Ac. Rouen)

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Saint Patrick's Day - Oral Comprehension TEST
Created by Philippe Hattais (Ac. Créteil)
with a VIDEO
- the WORKSHEET
(englishdaybyday.net)

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RESTAURANT

At the Restaurant
"Akane and Ruth role play a scene in a restaurant."
TEXT + AUDIO + QUIZ
(elllo.org)

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USED TO

I used to have lots of little kitties - a cartoon
(swapmeetdave.com)

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April Fools' Day
(static.open.salon.com)


"Street kids tie a kite to an elderly man's hair
on April Fools' Day in a 1770 painting."

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GOING TO

Angus and Julia Stone - "Big Jet Plane"
(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
"Gonna take her for a ride on a big jet plane...
Gonna hold you,
Gonna kiss ya in my arms
Gonna take you, 
Away from home"   

(songmeanings.net)

 

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TEXAS

Texan Cartoon Map
(media.photobucket.com)

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TEXAS

A Texan's map of the United States
(cardcow.com)

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TEXAS

TEXAS - a poster
(blog.pentagram.com)
More pictures
(pentagram.com)

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INTERNET

Hacker Disables More Than 100 Cars Remotely
"More than 100 drivers in Austin, Texas found their cars disabled
or the horns honking out of control, after an intruder ran amok
in a web-based vehicle-immobilization system normally used to get
the attention of consumers delinquent in their auto payments..."
(privacydigest.com)

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GUNS

Lord of War
"is a 2005 political crime thriller film written and directed
by Andrew Niccol which stars Nicolas Cage.
Cage plays an illegal arms dealer...
The film was officially endorsed by the human rights group
Amnesty International for highlighting the trafficking of weapons
by the international arms industry."

(Wikipedia)

Lord Of War - Official Trailer
"The movie begins with Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage) standing in a sea of
spent shell casings. The rest of the movie is told in flashback..."

(YouTube)

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COMMERCIAL

Got Milk? Commercial
"Why you should drink milk."
(YouTube)

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April Fools' Day
"April Fools' Day or All Fools' Day is a day celebrated in many countries
on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other
practical jokes
of varying sophistication on friends, family members,
enemies
, and neighbors, or sending them on a fool's errand,
the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible...
The earliest recorded association between April 1 and foolishness
can be found in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (1392). "

See Well-known pranks
+ April Fools' Day in media
(Wikipedia)

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