APRIL 2011

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PART 3

 

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Scarlett
"Listen to "Scarlett", a story by Chris Rose and do the activities!"
Created by Marie-Hélène Prou (Ac. Poitiers) :
"Here is a listening and reading comprehension activity that I created on Quia.
It's about family origins and it's quite good for 4ème."


MORE activities here.
(learnenglish.britishcouncil.org)

 

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Royal wedding: Official photographs
(BBC)

 

 

THE wedding in 20 headlines ... from 25,108 articles
- a selection with links

(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

 

Kate and William exchange wedding vows
Video + Transcript + Audio + Worksheet 1 + Worksheet 2 with vocabulary

(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

 

The 18 Most Awesome Hats At The Royal Wedding
(buzzfeed.com)

 

Royal wedding: The Daily Telegraph's photographers capture the atmosphere - PHOTOS
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

Royal wedding fashion: the best dressed guests - PHOTOS
(telegraph.co.uk)

Royal Toppers - PHOTOS
(nytimes.com)

 

Royal wedding: street parties and celebrations around Britain - PHOTOS
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

Royal wedding: Britons celebrate with parties
"Millions of people across the UK have marked the royal wedding with street parties, picnics and other festivities."
+ a VIDEO
(BBC)

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ADS / MUSIC

Hard Rock Cafe: Rock histories
"The following three print advertisements were made for Hard Rock Cafe by advertising agency Y&R Argentina.
They tell the history of Bob Marley, Eric Clapton and The Beatles."

(creativecriminals.com)

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Royal wedding: The Archbishop of York backs William and Kate's decision to live together before marriage
"saying that many modern couples want to “test the milk before they buy the cow”."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

William & Kate: The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge
- a lesson plan

DOWNLOADS: Word Doc | PDF | MP3 Listening | Online Exercise
(famouspeoplelessons.com)

 

The Royal Wedding 2011 - PHOTOS
(washingtonpost.com)


NEWS - ROYAL WEDDING - 29 April 2011
- VIDEOS
- Royal bride in lace McQueen dress
- Balcony kiss seals royal wedding
- William becomes Duke of Cambridge
- Bunting out for wedding parties
- etc...
(BBC)


Royal wedding: Police arrest 45 around security zone - 29 April 2011
(BBC)


"Police created a "ring of steel" around the wedding."

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The Caribbean Islands - a lesson plan
(henry.quinson.pagesperso-orange.fr)

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ENVIRONMENT

Infographic: United States of the Environment
"Every U.S. state is No. 1 in some environmental or public health category ... and No. 50 in another.
Here's a look at each state's strengths and weaknesses."

(mnn.com)

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STORMS / TORNADOES

In pictures: Deadly US storms
(BBC)



Storms and tornadoes kill scores in southern US - 28 April 2011
(BBC)

Tuscaloosa, Alabama devastated by 'monster' tornado - 28 April 2011
Article + Video

(BBC)



How a tornado is formed - with illustrations
(BBC)

US storms: What is it like to live in 'tornado alley' ?
(BBC)

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COINS

Pour marquer l’événement, la Royal Mint a frappé des pièces de monnaie à l’effigie du couple.
(20minutes.fr)

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MEDIA

"This is the International Media Broadcast centre
which has been constructed outside Buckingham Palace for the royal wedding."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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GUESTS

Royal wedding: Who's who
"Prince William and Kate Middleton have invited 1,900 people to their wedding in Westminster Abbey on Friday 29 April.
In addition to friends and family, the guest list includes foreign royal families, politicians from home and abroad, military personnel,
and representatives of various charities and faiths.
The congregation will also be dotted with celebrities, and several lesser-known faces..."
+ Key players at the royal wedding : Name / Who are they ? / Why are they invited ?
(BBC)

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'OBEY'

Royal wedding: Kate will not vow to 'obey' at ceremony
"The order of service reveals Kate Middleton will vow to "love, comfort, honour and keep"
but not obey Prince William at their wedding on Friday."

(BBC)

 

PROGRAMME

Official programme, including Order of Service, available online for free.
(officialroyalwedding2011.org)
Read the description.
(itunes.apple.com)

 

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SEATING PLAN

Royal wedding : Seating plan
"The wedding will see 2,000 guests gathered in Westminster Abbey, including 46 foreign royals,
the prime minister and members of the cabinet and the armed forces."

(BBC)

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ZOMBIES / UFOs / ...

Zombies, UFOs, witches ... they've seen them all in Wales
"Zombie sightings are among a list of unusual call–outs disclosed by a police force in Wales...
Officers were twice called to reports of the living dead stalking their largely rural area.
They were also asked to investigate 26 ghosts, 20 UFOs, 11 witches and even two vampires."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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NUCLEAR

Newsy Video: The 25th Anniversary of Chernobyl
"25 years after the  Chernobyl nuclear accident, a look back at the long-term effects and what we've learned."
  View transcript >>

+ LINKS
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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MOTHER'S DAY

 

Who's the real hero ?
(cagle.com)

 

 

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POLICE

Royal wedding: Police plan 'robust' response to trouble
"Some 5,000 officers will be on duty to ensure the marriage
of Prince William and Kate Middleton is a "safe, secure
and happy event"...
60 suspected troublemakers have been banned from London
on the day."

(BBC)

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AD

Post-it: Kate and William
"This ad was specially made for the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. The new Post-it notes Super
Sticky are holding stronger and longer. With this play on
current events 3M is wishing Will and Kate
to stick together forever."

(creativecriminals.com)

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MEDIA

The Best Royal Wedding Resources
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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THE ROYAL FAMILY / SHOPS

The London shops who supply the Royal Family
"Where do the Royal Family shop in London? Official suppliers to the royal household are allowed to display a small coat of arms.
The royal warrants are a mark of recognition to companies who have supplied goods for at least five years to the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh
or the Prince of Wales. They are regarded as a stamp of excellence and quality, and are highly prized."

(BBC)

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Sofya Skya - "Vaya Con Dios"
From the motion picture "Shadows In Paradise"
(YouTube)

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Travie Mccoy - Billionaire
LYRICS + VIDEO
"I wanna be a billionaire so fricking bad
Buy all of the things I never had
Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine
Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen"

(directlyrics.com)

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Colloque Cyber-Langues 2011
Inscriptions ouvertes du 26 avril au 15 mai

Titre : Echanges, réseaux sociaux et ressources numériques.

Calendrier : du mardi 23 au jeudi 25 août 2011.

Lieu : CRDP de l’Académie de Versailles, 6 rue Pierre Bourdan 78160 Marly-le-Roi

Les informations pratiques:
http://www.cyber-langues.asso.fr/spip.php?article213

Le formulaire d'inscription et le programme prévisionnel:
http://www.cyber-langues.asso.fr/spip.php?article215

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What to wear for the royal wedding
"Treat it as a particularly nationalistic holiday and festoon yourself in union flags, just like everyone else."
(guardian.co.uk)

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THE PRESS

Mary (B&B owner in France)  : the press in Great Britain
"Mary details the different British newspapers : informative vs. scandal press / tabloids."
(audio-lingua.eu)

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THE ROYAL FAMILY

NEW MP3 about the Royal Family
by Mary (B&B owner in France)
(audio-lingua.eu)

- Mary : the Royal Family love affairs and the media
"Love affairs have always existed throughout history but the media and the press have played a major role over the last decades."

- Mary : the Royal Family and the scandal press
"Mary talks about the celebrity status of the Royal Family, among others. The paparazzi love it !"

- Mary : Camilla vs. Diana
"Mary likes Camilla. She talks about her qualities."

- Mary : the Queen’s political non engagement
"Mary explains how the Queen has to be unbiased."

- Mary : who will be the future British King ?
"Mary explains how Prince Charles will or will not become the future King of Great Britain."

- Mary : the role of the Queen in Great Britain
"Mary explains that the Queen is very useful although she has very little power."

- Mary : antimonarchism in Great Britain
"Mary talks about the way antimonarchists feel about the Royal wedding and the Royal Family as a whole."

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NEW MP3 about the Royal Wedding
by Jenny (an English woman living in France)
(audio-lingua.eu)

- Jenny : How I am going to celebrate the Royal wedding
"Jenny has been planning her own celebration of the Royal wedding : tea cakes, serviettes, wedding mugs, etc."

- Jenny : everyone is getting ready for the Royal wedding !
"Jenny is very excited about Prince William and Kate’s wedding but she is also concerned about all the fuss that is going on around this event."

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MEDIA

Royal wedding: Global media arrives in London
"To bring events to the global audience, thousands of journalists have arrived in London,
where temporary studios and all manner of vantage points have been constructed.
Nick Higham reports."

(BBC)

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London 2012 Olympics team publishes first green report
"The report says it is on target to cut the carbon footprint by 100,000 tonnes of carbon emissions
in the procurement of materials and venue construction.
Organisers say they are on track to deliver the world's first "truly sustainable" Olympic Games,
which will open at the end of July 2012."

(BBC)

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ROYAL WEDDINGS

A history of royal weddings
PHOTOS + VIDEOS + Timeline of key events: details and archive clips
(BBC)

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FAMILY TREE

Royal wedding: Family tree - interactive
"When Kate Middleton walks down the aisle of Westminster Abbey on 29 April, it will be to marry a future king.
But while Prince William descends from a royal lineage that dates back centuries,
the family tree of his wife-to-be reveals far more humble roots."

(BBC)

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ROYALS / VACATION

Where the Royals vacation - with photos
(BBC)
- Balmoral, Scotland
- Klosters, the Swiss Alps
- Mustique, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- St-Tropez, France
- Costa Smeralda, Sardinia
- See MORE
(travelandleisure.com)

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TITLES

Royal wedding: What do we call her ?
"At the instant she and Prince William are pronounced "man and wife", Catherine Middleton
will begin a new life and take on a whole new identity.
She will automatically become Her Royal Highness, Princess William of Wales..."

(BBC)

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POLITICIANS / SUFFIX : -less

Cartoon: Pitiless, Helpless, Clueless
"This cartoon by Schrank from The Independent on Sunday relates to the ongoing conflict in Libya..."

+ COMMENT + VOCABULARY + GRAMMAR
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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INTERNET

Twitter, Facebook and YouTube the royal wedding
"Receiving royal tweets, posting well-wishing videos on YouTube and downloading phone apps are
among an array of technological ways to get involved with the royal wedding.
Rory Cellan-Jones asks Kat Hannaford from technology site Gizmodo about some of the best ways
of following the marriage of William and Kate."
+ Digital royal wedding: or #rw2011 : an article
"The official Royal Wedding website will be at the centre of an operation which will use
Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Flickr to provide material about the day’s events - and to solicit content from the public."

(BBC)

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TIME USE

Time use - A day in the life
How do people spend their time?
- a chart that compares and contrasts this kind of data among different countries.
(economist.com)

Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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FAVORITE THINGS

Youn Sun Nah - My Favorite Things
(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
(lyrics.wikia.com)

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GUEST LIST

Royal wedding guest list: who will be attending Prince William and Kate Middleton's big day - 23 April 2011
"St James's Palace has released many of the names of the 1,900 guests invited to the royal wedding at Westminster Abbey
on April 29 which is expected to be watched by a worldwide television audience of billions."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS

Royal wedding promotional products: from steak and pizza to beer and whisky
(telegraph.co.uk)

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Cartoon: Earth Day
+ Commentary + Links
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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PARTIES

Royal wedding: Alternative ways to party
"Union jack-waving, balloons and jelly and ice cream are to feature at hundreds of royal wedding parties
- but many organisers are planning a break with tradition to mark Prince William's 21st Century nuptials."

(BBC)

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WHO PAYS ?

Who pays for the Royal Wedding ? - an infographic
(infographicsshowcase.com)

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The British Royal Family

Mary details the members of the British Royal Family and their family ties.
(audio-lingua.eu)

Dans la même rubrique :

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CEREMONIAL TIMINGS

Ceremonial Timings
(officialroyalwedding2011.org)


"Miss Catherine Middleton, accompanied by her immediate family,
will spend the night before the Wedding at the Goring Hotel."

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DRONES

Military fact file: Drones
"To the military, they are UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems).
However, they are more commonly known as drones...
Those used by the United States Air Force and Royal Air Force range from small intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance craft,
some light enough to be launched by hand, to medium-sized armed drones and large spy planes."

(BBC)

MQ-1B Predator / MQ-9 Reaper

See Unmanned aerial vehicle
(Wikipedia)

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I SHOULD HAVE... / I COULD HAVE...

Lady Antebellum - All We'd Ever Need
"I should’ve been chasing you
I should’ve been trying to prove
That you were all that mattered to me
I should’ve said all the things that I kept inside of me
And maybe I could’ve made you believe
That what we had was all we’d ever need"

(paroles-musique.com)
+ the VIDEO
(YouTube)

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PROVERBS in SONGS

 Lady Antebellum - One Day You Will
"In every cloud there's a silver lining" 
(lyrics007.com)
+ the VIDEO

(YouTube)
"Every cloud has a silver lining" :
Meaning : "Every bad situation has some good aspect to it. This proverb is usually said as an encouragement to a person
who is overcome by some difficulty and is unable to see any positive way forward."

(phrases.org.uk)

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WAR PHOTOGRAPHER

NUJP: Camera-gun
"National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, is a movement defending the rights of journalists.
Since 2001 over 100 journalists have been killed for just bringing the news.
The visualisation shows a camera on the left and on the right you see the barrel of a gun."

(creativecriminals.com)

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PARODY

Weird Al vs. Lady Gaga: "Perform This Way" Parody
(Neatorama)


"Weird Al" Yankovic - Perform This Way
+ the lyrics under the video
"I strap prime rib to my feet, cover myself with raw meat
I'll bet you've never seen a skirt steak worn this way..."

 UPDATE : Lady Gaga has approved the parody!!!
(YouTube)

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DANGER

Danger Zone
-  It’s an ad for Old Spice Danger Zone 

(YouTube)

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NATIONAL HIGH FIVE DAY

The History of the High Five
"Did you know the third Thursday of every April is National High Five Day?"
+ a video
(neatorama.com)

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7 questions on the history of Easter - interactive quiz
(BBC)

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CLOTHES

Morning suit v lounge suit
A quick history lesson / When to wear it / Modern weddings / In praise of
(BBC)

The morning suit

The lounge suit

 

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Should spitting in the street be banned ?
"For many, seeing someone spit in the street is unpleasant, but one councillor is going as far as demanding it be outlawed.
So is spitting ever justified, asks Tom de Castella..
Today "flobbing" or "gobbing" as it's colloquially known, is considered by many to be ugly, anti-social and potentially disease spreading...
For some, it's socially acceptable, for others it is a gruesome piece of anti-social behaviour."

+ Spitting customs
(BBC)

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QUESTIONS / ANSWERS

Your royal wedding questions answered
(BBC)

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WILDFIRES

Texas wildfires destroy a million acres - 20 April 2011
ARTICLE + VIDEO + SLIDESHOW
"Bone dry conditions and winds are said to have whipped up the flames."
(BBC)

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CIA reveals invisible ink recipes used by WWI spies
"World War I spies engraved messages on toe-nails and used lemon juice to write invisible letters,
classified documents released by the CIA reveal."

(BBC)


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WAR PHOTOGRAPHER



War photographers
"Photographers who participate in this genre may find themselves placed in harm's way, and are sometimes killed trying to get their pictures
out of the war arena. Journalists and photographers are protected by international conventions of armed warfare,
but history shows that they are often considered targets by warring groups..."
(Wikipedia)

Photography and War
(PBS)

At War: Photographers' Best Shots - slideshow by Life magazine
(life.com)

Two photojournalists killed in Libyan city of Misrata - 21 April 2011
"Two award-winning photographers have been killed while covering the conflict in the Libyan city of Misrata."

(BBC)

War Photographer (2001)
- Documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey.
+ TRAILER

(imdb.com)

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POSH

Royal wedding guide: How to be 'frightfully posh'
ARTICLE + VIDEO
"It's a world for the privileged few... This is the realm of Britain's upper classes...
Nicknamed "toffs," "hooray henrys" and "yahs," becoming part of this privileged upper-crust set is a frightfully difficult affair."

+ What is a Sloane? + How to spot a Sloane + How to live like a Sloane + How to party like a Sloane
(CNN)

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CHILD LABOUR

Children at work in Victorian England.
"Watch the video and learn about children who lived in Victorian England.
Work on the 6 pages of activities and meet real or fictional kids of the time."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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COAT OF ARMS

Kate Middleton gets coat of arms
"A coat of arms is created for Kate Middleton ahead
of her wedding to Prince William."

(BBC)

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PUZZLE

Will & Kate - 3 - 10 big questions for royal couple
- a puzzle adapted from The Times
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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SECURITY

Royal wedding: The security challenge
"There will be 5,000 police officers on duty or in reserve...
the police have already begun systematic searches of drains, lampposts, traffic lights and other street furniture...
There will be snipers on rooftops and a police "eye in the sky" helicopter with a camera capable of identifying faces in the crowd.
Police sniffer dogs will check the route and the Abbey in advance...
Scotland Yard is considering pre-emptive action against known protesters, some of whom may be arrested in advance...
About 60 people are banned from entering the area around Parliament under their bail conditions...
 At least one of the footmen on the royal carriage is likely to be armed..."

(BBC)

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