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PROGRAMME D’ENSEIGNEMENT DES LANGUES VIVANTES
EN CLASSE DE SECONDE GÉNÉRALE ET TECHNOLOGIQUE

(media.education.gouv.fr)

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Reading the mind in the eyes
- interactive
"For each pair of eyes, choose which word best describes
what the person in the picture is thinking or feeling."

(glennrowe.net)


playful ? comforting ? irritated ? bored ?

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The clothes shop
"This mini-play is set in a clothes shop in Manchester,
where two friends are chatting to each other as they shop.
The lesson contains a downloadble MP3 audio file
and a PDF with student worksheets and teacher's notes."

(onestopenglish.com)

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Garbage Island Found in Atlantic Ocean
+ TRANSCRIPT
"A garbage patch found in the middle of the North Atlantic
could have huge repercussions on the environment."

(newsy.com)

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Colours in Cultures
(informationisbeautiful.net)
"Graphic designer David McCandless made an infographic that describes connotations associated with different colors in different cultures."
(Neatorama)

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Expo 2010 Shanghai China
+ VIDEOS
(en.expo2010.cn)


Expo 2010, officially Expo 2010 Shanghai China
"will be held in the city of ShanghaiChina from May 1 to October 31, 2010 and
is a scheduled World Expo in the tradition of international fairs and expositions.
The theme of the exposition will be "Better City – Better Life" and signifies
Shanghai's new status in the 21st century as a premier global economic
and cultural center
...
More than 190 countries and more than 50 international organizations
have registered to participate..." 
(Wikipedia)

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Raise your hand against corporal punishment of children
(coe.int)

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Where the bloody hell are you ?
- an article about the commercial
(statemaster.com)

So where the bloody hell are you ?
"The advertisements feature Australians preparing for visitors to their country.
It begins in an Outback pub with the barkeeper saying, "We've poured you a beer." Further imagery to a similar effect is then shown, including a young boy on the
beach saying, "We've got the sharks out of the pool," and partygoers watching
  Sydney harbour fireworks saying, "We've turned on the lights". The commercial
ends with bikini-clad model Lara Bingle at Fingal Spit stepping out of the ocean
and asking, "So where the bloody hell are you?"

(Wikipedia)

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'Pick the right veg' for health
"Foods, like raspberries, watercress and kale, are richer
in phytonutrients which may help prevent disease."

They "can protect the heart and arteries and prevent cancers."
(BBC)

   

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Free speech versus kids and violent video games
"The Supreme Court will decide whether free speech rights are more important
than helping parents keep violent material away from children.
The justices agreed Monday to consider reinstating California's ban
on the sale or rental of violent video games to minors."

+ a VIDEO
(news.yahoo.com)

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Shakespeare sketch - A Small Rewrite
"Live Shakespeare sketch called 'A Small Rewrite' made for Comic Relief,
with Hugh Laurie as Shakespeare and Rowan Atkinson as the editor."

(YouTube)
+ the TRANSCRIPT
(blackadderhall.com)

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Where the bloody hell are you?
"An Aussie tourism ad, banned in the UK."
(YouTube)
Script :
"We've bought you a beer.
We've had the camels shampooed.
We've saved you a spot on the beach.
And we've got the sharks out of pool
We got the roos off the green.
And Bill's on his way down to open the front gate.
The taxi's waiting!
And dinner is about to be served.
We've turned on the lights!
And we've been rehearsing for over 40,000 years.
So where the bloody hell are you?"



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"Going to" with Norman Rockwell.
"First watch the video and read the sentences,
then click on "play the game" and do the 6 activities."
Created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

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Hawaii hit by Great Plastic Garbage Patch
- a lesson plan
WARM-UPS :
HAWAII
/ POLLUTION / MY WASTE / PARADISE
(breakingnewsenglish.com)




The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
(flickr.com)

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Make the news : rédaction d'un article de journal.
Travail de réflexion sur les verbes et la conjugaison

Interactive exercises
(Sylvain PETIT - Ac. Grenoble)

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VIDEO GAMING : VIDEOS + SUBTITLES + QUIZZES
(englishcentral.com)

  • Civilization V - Difficulty: Medium



  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (The Game) - Difficulty: Medium



  • Resident Evil 5 - Difficulty: Hard



  • Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core - Difficulty: Medium



  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Difficulty: Medium



  • Devil May Cry 4 - Difficulty: Medium



  • Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos - Difficulty: Medium

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Video gaming : Medal of Honor
+ Subtitles + Quiz
Difficulty : Medium
"A group of US soldiers prepare for war
in the first-person shooter video game."

(englishcentral.com)

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Author Alan Sillitoe dies in London aged 82
"The Nottingham-born novelist emerged in the 1950s
as one of the "Angry Young Men" of British fiction...
His novels included Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner,
both of which were made into films."

(BBC)

Alan Sillitoe (1928 - 2010)
"was a British writer and one of the "Angry Young Men" of the 1950s."
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

(Wikipedia)

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Stephen Hawking: alien life is out there, scientist warns
"Stephen Hawking has suggested that aliens almost certainly exist
but has warned humanity not to try to contact them...
Hawking says that they could be microbes...
Contact with alien life could spell disaster for the human race."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Annales des évaluations de la compréhension de l'oral
Evaluations de fin de CM2, de fin de 6ème,
de fin de 5ème, de fin de 3ème

Accès restreint pour 2010
(mediatice.ac-aix-marseille.fr)

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Friends - The One With Ross's Sandwich
"Ross's sandwich is stolen by someone at work
and Ross is emotionally scared."

(YouTube)
Read the script
(livesinabox.com)

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Buddy the dog saves owner's home from fire
"A German Shepherd named Buddy saved his owner's home
by guiding emergency services to the blazing building...
The dog will be presented with a silver-plated dog bowl next week
in recognition of his work. "

+ a VIDEO
(telegraph.co.uk)

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Hugh Laurie: the British accent vs the American
"The fantastically talented Hugh Laurie paid a house call to Ellen,
and they played an exciting game of American slang versus English slang
- and the game was bloody brilliant!"
(YouTube)

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Why not ? You eat other animals, don't you ?
(ffaf.org)

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Calls for Americans to Use Less Salt
- a lesson plan
WARM-UPS : SALT / BAD FOR YOU / HEALTHY /
LOOK AFTER YOURSELF / BLOOD PRESSURE
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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Action Chant
"Rédaction et interprétation d’un Action Chant à partir d’un document audiovisuel
de Kathy Toxel "Verb Song" que les élèves découvre en compréhension orale.
La séquence se déroule sur quatre séances...
Niveau A1/A2 - La tâche a été élaborée pour des élèves de 5°
d’un niveau faible à la fin de 2° trimestre. "

(Ac. Toulouse)

Création d’un Jazz Chant
Séquence élaborée pour le niveau A2

(Ac. Toulouse)

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French driver fined for wearing niqab
"A 31-year-old French woman... was wearing a black niqab, that covers
the face but leaves the eyes exposed. Police handed her a 22-euro ($29)
fine, saying her clothing posed a "safety risk" to her driving."

(reuters.com)

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Utah murderer Gardner chooses death by firing squad
"Of the 35 US states that have the death penalty,
Utah is the only one to give firing squads as an option."

(BBC)

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Human being against nature... The nature strikes back
(cagle.com)

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The Other Side of Truth
  "is a children's novel about Nigerian political refugees by Beverley Naidoo,
published in 2000. A powerful story about justice and freedom of speech,
it received several awards including the Carnegie Medal.
The novel is set in the autumn of 1995 during the reign of the despot
  General Abacha who is waging a campaign of suppression against journalists.
A Nigerian girl and her younger brother have to leave Nigeria suddenly when
their mother is killed during an assassination attempt on their outspoken
journalist father. They are abandoned in London and have to cope
with the police, social services and school bullies."

(Wikipedia)

 

The Other Side of Truth - a study guide
(pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk)

The Other Side of Truth - Worksheets
(teachit.co.uk)

"Tell a lie, play with fire. But don’t complain about the smoke!"

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The football World Cup
(Elisabeth Prévost-Kaboré - crdp.ac-dijon.fr)


Soccer Lingua worksheets
Mini-books 
Flags
Numbers 0-20 on red football shirts 
Activités proposées sur le site Primlangues 
World cup schedule 
Songs

Zakumi - The mascot
Games
Activités en ligne
Activités interdisciplinaires


 

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Teaching 1 Million Children in the UK about Climate Change
"The first ever Schools Low Carbon Day will be taking place on 24th June 2010.
The aim of this national event is to educate one million children about
climate change and inspire them and their families to change
their day-to-day behaviour in order to reduce carbon emissions.
The Schools Low Carbon Day is being organised by Cool the World, a
registered charity set up by a group of mothers concerned about climate change." 

(environmentalgraffiti.com)



Schools Low Carbon Day 24th June 2010
"Our vision is to set aside a morning to teach children all over the country
about climate change, to focus children on their own energy consumption
and to inspire children and their families to cut their carbon footprint."

- with lesson plans
(lowcarbonday.com)

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Prison Valley - Un webdocumentaire
"Bienvenue à Cañon City, Colorado.
Un coin reculé de 36.000 âmes et 13 prisons,
dont «Supermax», la nouvelle Alcatraz américaine.
Une ville-prison où même ceux qui vivent dehors vivent dedans..." 

(prisonvalley.arte.tv)

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Abramovich's Yacht Features Missile Defense, Submarine: Video
"Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's new yacht, measuring nearly
560 feet long, is the biggest private yacht in the world. The yacht,
named Eclipse, reportedly features a missile defense system,
an anti-paparazzi laser shield and at least one mini-submarine." 

(YouTube)

Eclipse (yacht)
= a luxury yacht, owned by Roman Abramovich
"Eclipse has two helicopter pads, 11 guest cabins, two swimming pools,
several hot tubs and a disco hall. She also comes equipped with three
launch boats, and a mini-submarine that is capable of submerging to 50 meters. Approximately 70 crew members are needed to operate the yacht.
For security, Eclipse is fitted with intruder detection systems and a
German-built missile defence system. The windows in Abramovich's master
suite and the yacht's bridge are also fitted with bullet-proof glass and both
are armor plated. The yacht is also equipped with an anti-paparazzi shield
in the form of lasers..."

(Wikipedia)

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The new $100 Note
(newmoney.gov)




United States one hundred-dollar bill

"U.S. statesman, inventor, and diplomat Benjamin Franklin is currently
featured on the obverse of the bill. On the reverse of the banknote
is an image of Independence Hall."

(Wikipedia)

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EDS Cat Herder - a commercial
(YouTube)




EDS Cat Herders
"Cowboys talk about their life herding cats, describing the challenges of
taking short hairs (as opposed to longhorns) through the open country
to their destination at the ranch."

+ the script of the video
(theinspirationroom.com)

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Third of U.S. teens with phones text 100 times a day
"A third of U.S. teenagers with cell phones send more than 100 texts a day
as texting has exploded to become the most popular means of
communication for young people, according to new research."

(reuters.com)

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ICELAND VOLCANO

Iceland volcano song aids pronunciation of Eyjafjallajokull
"An Icelandic musician has composed a lighthearted song to attempt
to help people remember how to pronounce the name of the volcano
which has caused travel chaos."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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'Greaseless Spoon' café serves low-fat fry-up
in Holborn, London
"Britain's first "Greaseless Spoon" café has opened offering customers
a "healthy" fry-up with 70 per cent less fat than the traditional dish...
If it proves popular with customers, the Greaseless Spoon could soon
become a permanent feature in towns and cities across the UK.
To celebrate the launch this week, all the food will be served up for free..."
(telegraph.co.uk)

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Murals changing the face of Washington DC
"What do you get when you put together high energy teenagers,
aerosol cans, and empty walls in blighted neighbourhoods?
In Washington DC now, the answer is art - highly professional murals
painted on some of the city's most rundown real estate."

(BBC)

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Airsoft 
"is a primarily recreational activity where replica firearms
shooting plastic rounds are used for personal collection,
gaming (similar to Paintball), or professional training purposes
(Military Simulations and Police training exercises).
A primary difference between airsoft firearms and BB guns 
is that airsoft uses 6mm or 8mm plastic pellets and
have muzzle velocities of less than 700 feet per second (FPS),
which is generally considered safe when used in a controlled environment..."

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Miracles by Insane Clown Posse (hip hop)
"And I see miracles everyday
Oceans spanning beyond my sight
And a million stars way above em at night..
Look at the mountains, trees, the seven seas
And everything chilling underwater, please
Hot lava, snow, rain and fog
Long neck giraffes, and pet cats and dogs
And I've seen eighty-five thousand people
All in one room, together as equals..."

(mp3lyrics.org)
+ a VIDEO
(YouTube)

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ART

Every Painting in the MoMA
in 2 minutes
(YouTube)



The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
"is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City."

(Wikipedia)

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Gorey / Wyatt - The Doubtful Guest
from: The Hapless Child and other inscrutable stories
(Words by Edward Gorey)

(YouTube)

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The Epipleptic Bicycle by Edward Gorey
(YouTube)

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ART

Robert Rauschenberg (1925 – 2008)
"was an American artist who came to prominence in the 1950s transition
from  Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art. Rauschenberg is well-known
for his "Combines" of the 1950s, in which non-traditional materials
and objects were employed in innovative combinations...
He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1993."

(Wikipedia)

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ART

Roy Lichtenstein (1923 – 1997)
"was a prominent American pop artist.
His work was heavily influenced by both popular advertising
and the comic book style."

(Wikipedia)

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Dog Dyed to Resemble Elvis Wins Contest
- a lesson plan
WARM-UPS : DOGS / DOG STUFF /
MAN’S BEST FRIEND / SHOWS / CREATIVE

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Where Creativity Wags Its Tail
"Angela Kumpe had won the “creative challenge” event the past two years at Intergroom,
one of the more prestigious competitions on the calendar..."

+ a slideshow
(nytimes.com)


(Elvis Presley)

(The seahorse)

(Lady Gaga)

(The Mad Hatter)

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EARTH DAY - Cartoons
April 22
(cagle.com)

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ICELAND VOLCANO

Volcanic eruption in Iceland - 62 PHOTOS
(msnbc.msn.com)


"Dairy farmer ... looks for cattle
lost in ash clouds on April 17."


Recommended by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

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ICELAND VOLCANO

More from Eyjafjallajokull - 35 PHOTOS
(boston.com)

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Gun control
(blingcheese.com)

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Human genes to be injected into goats, cows, and sheep
"Scientists have been given permission to put human genes into goats, sheep
and cows for the next 20 years, to see if the animals will produce human proteins
in their milk... AgResearch hopes human proteins made by the animals could
eventually be used to make "biopharmaceuticals" to treat rare human diseases
and boost New Zealand's income in the pharmaceuticals market."

(nzherald.co.nz)

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Animated map of the ash fall-out from the volcano.
(i.imgur.com)

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Caution: Mind-Blowing Twitter Infographics
(askaaronlee.com)

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Things to Take to the Beach
- a list of necessities for a day at the beach!

(associatedcontent.com)

How to Pack a Beach Bag
(wikihow.com)

A Printable Beach Vacation Packing List
(gulf-shores-alabama-condo-rentals.com)

Beaches - Dos and Dont's
"You can do several things to keep yourself safe at the beach
and also protect the beach and nearby water from pollution. Learn more..."

(epa.gov)

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Summer time
Compare with today's beaches.
Make sentences with "used to".

(gallery4collectors.com)

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THINGS TO DO IN SUMMER :

101 Nature-Oriented Things to Do This SUMMER
(backyardnature.net)

29 Awesome things to do this summer!
(findarticles.com)

100 More Things To Do When You’re Bored: Summer Edition
(semicolonblog.com)

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Iron Man 2
  "is an upcoming 2010 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name from Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
It is the sequel to 2008's Iron Man, and the second film in a planned trilogy."
(Wikipedia)

'Iron Man 2' Trailer [HD]
(YouTube)

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Binge-drinking 'well-established' in north-west England
"One in 10 people on a night out plan to binge-drink."
(BBC)

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Volcanic Ash Cloud - Special Report
(BBC)

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MARK FIORE WINS THE PULITZER
Here is a collection of the 15 Pulitzer Prize-winning
animated cartoons by Mark Fiore.

(cagle.com)
Visit his web site.
(markfiore.com)

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Do you speak Esemese?
"First watch the slideshow and then play the 2 activities at the bottom."
Created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

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No jobs for grads - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

I was reaching for the stars
when I fell into this black hole.

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Passive Aggressive Library Signs
(buzzfeed.com)

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In pictures: Oceans' tiniest life - 7 pictures
(BBC)

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The Charity Ribbon Quiz - 10 questions
"You see them pinned to lapels and stuck to the backs of cars,
but do you know what they're trying to raise awareness of ?
Almost all ribbon colors have been adopted by multiple causes,
but of the possible answers, only one is associated with the color pictured.
Can you figure out which one?"

(mentalfloss.com)

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Park Guide Is Equally Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed
"Pearl, the product of a year-long public contest and design process, is
the New York City Parks and Recreation Department’sfirst official mascot...
Soon, she will be appearing on signs, handouts and various places
all over the city’s 29,000-acre park system." 

(cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com)

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Haggis
hanging in a butcher shop in Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland
(flickr.com)
It "is a traditional Scottish dish that consists of sheep’s lungs, liver,
and heart that are combined with oatmeal, onion, spices, and other ingredients,
then stuffed into a sheep’s stomach and boiled for three hours.
Titleholder: Eric Livingston, who ate three pounds of haggis in 8 minutes in 2008."

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What happens if Britain's population hits 70m?
"Since 1997, record levels of immigration have boosted our population
by more than 2 million, accounting for half the total estimated rise
in population of about 4 million.
So is Britain getting full? "

(BBC)

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Reported speech - explanations
(British Council)

Reported speech - explanations
(eslbase.com)

Reported speech - explanations
(englisch-hilfen.de)

Reported speech - explanations
(valenciaenglish.netfirms.com)

Reported speech
- Direct vs Reported Speech
- Questions & Order

(grammar.correctpunctuation.co.uk)

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English Grammar Secrets
"Use these English grammar lessons for self study
or to consolidate your lessons with your teacher."

+ Interactive exercises
(englishgrammarsecrets.com)

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Water(less) World: H2O Use Around the World
Water Economics
"is the title of a neat infographic on water use around the world."

(visualeconomics.com)
Page recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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Motorcycles.
"Take a look at the article, story, word game, cartoon, trivia and links."

(British Council)

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Banker's Wife's Blues
Chant for ESL
(YouTube)

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Irregular Verbs in Music
(say-it.org)

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Tous mes cours du CP à la Terminale en accès gratuit
en anglais
Service proposé par le CNED
(academie-en-ligne.fr)

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Mat of microbes the size of Greece discovered on seafloor
"A single liter of seawater, once thought to contain about 100,000 microbes,
can actually hold more than one billion microorganisms,
the census scientists reported." 

(scientificamerican.com)

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In the background : an illustration from "The Scroobious Pip" by Edward Lear.