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A class presentation!
Things to remember when giving a presentation :
1) Expectations 2) Prepare 3) Extra work 4) Be selective
5) Audience participation 6) Keep calm 7) Prompt cards 8) Props

(BBC)

TIPS - Giving a class presentation
(latrobe.edu.au)

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Dream Jobs
(BBC)

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Studying to become a star
"With the rise of the celebrity, it seems everybody wants to be famous.
We caught up with 12 year old Isabel, who attends stage school
in an attempt to make her Hollywood dreams a reality."

(BBC)

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Can the LA paparazzi be tamed ?
"The Los Angeles paparazzi are as much as part of Hollywood life
as the studios, celebrities and publicists."

(BBC)

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Singapore will host the first Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010
- for 14 to 18 year olds - featuring 26 sports
(olympic.org)

Singapore 2010
(singapore2010.sg)

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Spectators awed as Games begin
"Those who watched the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic
Games from inside the stadium seemed unanimous in their praise."

(BBC)

Opening ceremony
(Wikipedia)

2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony
- 08/08/2008
PowerPoint Presentation
(docstoc.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

The Official Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics Presentation
PowerPoint Presentation
(docstoc.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

2008 Beijing China Olympics
Educational Powerpoint Presentation

Welcome to China!
PowerPoint Presentation
(docstoc.com)

(Lien permanent)

 


2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony - PHOTOS
(boston.com)

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Scenes From the Ceremony - a slideshow
(nytimes.com)

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Sensory overload at the opening ceremony
by Tom Fordyce, a BBC Sport journalist
covering a wide range of events in Beijing.

(BBC)

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AIDS Conference ends with warning
"An international Aids conference has ended with a warning
that commitments made by wealthy countries to fund access
to HIV treatment may not be met.
..
The Mexico City conference was the 17th of its kind since acquired
immune deficiency syndrome (Aids) emerged in 1981.
The next conference will be held in Vienna in 2010. "

Three priorities :
- Defeating the discrimination against those with Aids virus flourished
- Focussing research on more coordinated research
- Strengthening health systems in developing nations

(BBC)

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The National Stadium
"The National Stadium is dubbed the "bird's nest" because of its
innovative grid formation. The twig-like structural elements and
the bowl-shaped roof are the masterpiece of the project..."

- with videos
(en.beijing2008.cn)

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The Olympics - Interactive crossword
(BBC)

 

Olympics - Interactive quiz
- 6 questions

(BBC)

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Athletics field
- Listen to the vocabulary
- Downloadable materials
- Try the quiz

(BBC)

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Olympics 2008

"Learn some sports related vocabulary and try the quizzes.
A new sport each day from today!"

(BBC)

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GeoGames
- interactive
- Build Planet Earth
- Map Countries and Cities

(Reach the World)

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Olympics Quiz
What sporting type are you ?

(CNN)

(Lien permanent)


Coney Island
The ups and downs of America's first amusement park
Special Features / Film Clips / Timeline / Gallery /
People and Events / Teacher's Guide

(PBS)

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A Map of Olympic Medals
"Circles are sized by the number of medals each country won
in past summer Olympic Games.
Click on a country to display a list of its medal winners."

(nytimes.com)

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The Human Footprint Interactive

"is an engaging activity that helps the user determine
how much they consume each year, and
how that compares with residents of different countries."

(channel.nationalgeographic.com)

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CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Tips / Guides / Lessons

(Eduhound)

(Lien permanent)

 

Are you sure it's OK to buy olympic tickets online ?
(cagle.com)



More cartoons about SMOG OLYMPICS
(cagle.com)

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Teenager shot dead in supermarket
"A youth has been shot dead in a supermarket in south-east London...
The 18-year-old is the 22nd teenager to die in a shooting
or stabbing incident this year."

(BBC)

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Colorful language
"Watch the video and play the game."

Activity created by: Renée Maufroid

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"Semper Fidelis", or "Semper Fi" for short,
is Latin for "Always faithful."
Best known to Americans as the motto of
the United States Marine Corps.

(Wikipedia)

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Song Lyrics, for activists and protests
"This is a listing of song lyrics of inspiration, for protest and for
activist on topics including poverty, environmentalism, racism,
police brutality, greed and even landlords!"

(ocap.ca)

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Texas executes Mexican murderer
(6 August 2008)
"A Mexican man whose case has drawn international legal
attention is executed in Texas for rape and murder...
Medellin's execution was the fifth this year in Texas"

(BBC)

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FUNCTIONS and NOTIONS
"Le but de l'activité suivante est de passer en revue un certain nombre
de notions pour communiquer en anglais...
Dans le QCM qui suit, vous êtes Michel MARTIN et
vous recevez en France votre correspondant anglophone John SMITH

pour une période de 15 jours ...
Il peut y avoir 1, 2 ou 3 'bonnes' réponses pour chacune des 90 situations
proposées. Pensez à prendre des notes et observez bien les
commentaires qui s'affichent quand vous cliquez !"

(Yvan Baptiste - Ac. Montpellier)

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World's most polluted cities
+ Other Olympic cities
Source: World Bank 2004
(BBC)

(Lien permanent)


Social Media in Plain English
3 minutes and 44 seconds
"A simple story that illustrates the forces shaping social media."
WITH subtitles

(dotsub.com)

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TRANSFORM : Teacher Training Videos

- Teaching speaking

Getting your students speaking
Empathy, Authenticity and Respect - a good EAR.
Teaching students to form sounds.
Helping your students learn English rhythms
Group work, warmers and controlled practice.
Debates, stories and information gaps
Effective communication...
(British Council)

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The New Real English ESL
Flash Video Lessons
Videos available WITH subtitles
+ Complete collection of videos
(real-english.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

TEFLclips
"a site dedicated to the possibilities for YouTube and other video sharing sites in the classroom. Every week a new lesson plan will be uploaded."

Clips categorised according to origin and content
+ Clips categorised for teaching activities and possibilities
+ How to download YouTube videos
(teflclips.com)

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Electing a US President in Plain English
"A short guide to understanding the basics of the US elections."
Duration: 3 minutes and 42 seconds
- with subtitles
(dotsub.com)
or without subtitles
(vodpod.com)
+ Transcript
(juergen-wagner.info)

(Lien permanent)

 

Future Mars exploration
(esa.int)

(Lien permanent)


Mars Exploration Rover Mission - Summary

(marsrovers.nasa.gov)



Missions to Mars
- The Phoenix mission

(mars.jpl.nasa.gov)

(Lien permanent)

 

Three Laws of Robotics
(Wikipedia)

(Lien permanent)

 


Food by Peter Nicholson - Animation
(cagle.com)

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Plea to drivers who run over cats
(cravenherald.co.uk)

(Lien permanent)


VOCABULARY :

Chimney sweep
(heritagechimneysweep.com)

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VOCABULARY :

Chimney and fireplace
(magic-sweep.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

US girl survives 14-storey fall
"A 12-year-old girl who fell 14 floors down a chimney in her apartment
block in New York was saved by a pile of soot at the bottom."
- VOCABULARY :
1) apartment block in New York / building / storey / soot /
basement furnace / rooftop /
brick chimney (not) swept / platform / ladder / narrow flue /
boiler room / the bottom of the shaft
2) People : A 12-year-old girl / The building's janitor / a visiting cousin /
father / emergency services / fire-fighters / fire Lt /
fire officials / reporters
3) Parts of the body : head / back / hand / hip
4) Action verbs : fell into / landed /
had taken a visiting cousin up to the rooftop /
went up to the rooftop / climbed up / reached /
plunged down / to get access to / went down head first /
opened a metal door / poking out of the soot / jumped back /
she was taken to...
5) Speaking : described her survival as... / said / alerted /
screamed / told
- PASSIVE VOICE :
was saved by... / being woken up by... / I was shocked /
She was covered in soot / she was taken to hospital /
she is being treated
- HAVE SOMETHING DONE :
he had not had the chimney swept.
(BBC)

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SUBTITLES for WALLACE and GROMIT
(subscene.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

Wallace and Gromit - Cracking Contraptions
(YouTube)

Wallace and Gromit film premières
"Maker Aardman Animations has produced 10 one-minute movies
featuring Wallace and his canny pet dog Gromit,
entitled Cracking Contraptions."

(BBC)

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Describing people's personalities
- interactive crossword

(BBC)

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Human rights

"We look at the language used to report on human rights
and gain insight into some of the laws that exist to protect people."

- with the script
(BBC)

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Olympic English
History - Sports - Quiz
with interactive activites

(BBC)

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Grimm stories - to read
The fairy-tales of the brothers Grimm

(grimmstories.com)

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THE LITTLE PRINCE by Antoine de Saint Exupéry

- to read
(odaha.com)

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Comparing Canada and England.
"Listen to Peter Carter's podcast,
then fill-in the gaps."

Activity created by: Renée Maufroid

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)




Klan to host rally in Lufkin
"A white supremacist group has plans to hold a Lufkin rally
and cross burning in September (2008)."

(dailysentinel.com)

(Lien permanent)


 

Yosemite National Park
(Wikipedia)

(Lien permanent)

 

Perfect Pronunciation
+ interactive exercises
(Merriam-Webster's LearnersDictionary.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

Learn English by songs
+ interactive exercises
For the good times  ( jim reeves)
The empty road ( City to City )
I'm the lonely one  ( Ilse de Lange)
Breakaway ( Kelly Clarkson)
It might as well rain until September.  (Carole King)
(digischool.nl)

(Lien permanent)

 


Domestic violence cycle
(sapolice.sa.gov.au)


Stages of domestic violence
(i285.photobucket.com)

 


Domestic violence

(Wikipedia)

(Lien permanent)

 


Domestic violence - a poster
(fascistpsychlaws.files.wordpress.com)

 

 


Domestic violence - Power and Control
(wilco.org)

(Lien permanent)

 



Domestic violence
(peacecorpsonline.org)

(Lien permanent)

 


ArmoredPenguin.com

to make puzzles of various types :
Wordsearch / Crossword / Word Scramble...

(armoredpenguin.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

College students
(cagle.com)

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Emotibots
- the official guide
"OMG! emoticons r 4 real?! Meet the Emotibots™ That is, if they have
time to meet u! In the Emotiverse™, where IM & txting have replaced
phone conversation and “hello, how are you?” qualifies as a novel, it’s
only a matter of time b4 u r brushed off with a “g2g.”
These acronyms & emoticons have become the slang of our time,
the Emotibots are now bringing them to life!"

(emotibots.com)

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Emotibots
"Emotibots is an exhibit at the Science Museum in London, in the museum's Antenna Gallery. The exhibit features robots with
sensors that respond to human interaction. The main attractions
include the Heart Robot and the Hexapod Robot.

(mahalo.com)

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The robots with 'emotions' who like a cuddle and can recognise faces
(dailymail.co.uk)

 

Do robots dream of a good cuddle ?
(timesonline.co.uk)

 

A robot with feelings is star of science museum show
with a video
(telegraph.co.uk)

(Lien permanent)


WALL-E

(Lien permanent)


WALL-E - Official site
with videos
(disney.go.com)

(Lien permanent)

 


Pollution in Beijing
(20minutes.fr)



MORE about smog in Beijing
(dailymail.co.uk)

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What's wrong sweetie ?
(cartoonstock.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

Dos and don'ts
An insider's guide to having a good time in Beijing
(BBC)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Interactive map
Explore Beijing's Olympic venues and landmarks
(BBC)

(Lien permanent)

 


Heaviest man eyes slimming record
"Losing 185kg (29 stones) in body weight might seem like
an extreme way to get into the record books."

(BBC)

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Toxic chemicals found in household products
- a lesson plan

(Breaking News English)

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