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The Village Green Preservation Society by The Kinks
"God save the George Cross and all those who were awarded them 
We are the Sherlock Holmes English Speaking Vernacular 
Help save Fu Manchu, Moriarty and Dracula 
We are the Office Block Persecution Affinity 
God save little shops, china cups and virginity..." 

(bestlyric.com)
"A collection of thematic vignettes of English town and hamlet life...
"A collection of thematic vignettes of English town and hamlet life...
a "concept album lamenting the passing of old-fashioned English traditions." - Lien modifié
(Wikipedia)
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(YouTube)

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100 Ways To Love A Cat: Ways 1-100
(YouTube)

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GUNS

18 with a bullet by Pete Wingfield
- Song heard in the film "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels"
(Arnaques, crimes et botanique)
(YouTube)
+ the lyrics
"I'm eighteen with a bullet
Got my finger on the trigger, I'm gonna pull it
I'm picked to click now
I'm a son of a gun"
(houseoflyrics.com)

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BACK TO SCHOOL

We're going to be friends by The White Stripes
(YouTube)
+ the lyrics
"Fall is here, hear the yell
back to school, ring the bell
brand new shoes, walking blues
climb the fence, books and pens
I can tell that we're going to be friends"

(lyrics007.com)
+ An activity sent by Sylvie Bertrand (Ac. Nantes)
+ An activity created by: Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

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Worst traffic jam ever? Gridlock spans 60 miles
"Motorists in China play card games and chess
as traffic is slowed to a crawl."
(msnbc.msn.com)

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The Bad Fats Brothers
(badfatsbrothers.com)

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Tice en anglais : Audio File
Matériel / Sources / Activités / Musique / Académies / CO / Biblio
(Yvan Baptiste - Ac. Montpellier)

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CREATE

The Teacher's Pet toolbar
"is a unique add-on for your word processor that can transform
any text into fun classroom activities.
Created by a teacher, the toolbar can make crosswords, bingo cards, jumbles,
word search puzzles, flashcards, cloze tests, pair-matching puzzles and much more."

(teachers-pet.org)

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Free From Edutopia
“Back-to-School Guide: Jump Start Learning With New Media”
"Edutopia’s updated guide of the best tools, tips, and resources
to help you get the school year off to a great start!
Whether you're new to teaching or a classroom veteran, this resource-packed collection of 10 top new media tips provides fresh ideas and easy-to-use tools
to engage your students and make learning more collaborative."

(edutopia.org)

Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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A Glossary to DEMYSTIFY the jargon of the online world
(theedublogger.com)

Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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Project Panda - Apply for the job!
"The Chengdu Panda Base, in partnership with the WWF, are seeking six panda enthusiasts eager to engage in an adventure of a lifetime that will take them to
the luxuriant mountains of the Sichuan basin. A rigorous process will select the
most creative and committed participants that, for one year, will be the “world spokesperson” for the protection of giant pandas. You will act as photographer, videographer, journalist, scientist, and researcher in the course of one of the
best months of your life!"

(pandahome.com)

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BACK TO SCHOOL

Mom's excited for school - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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Homeless Man in Credit Card Honesty 
- a lesson plan
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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Medics use crane to rescue obese woman
"Medics in Taiwan had to use a crane to lift an obese woman out of her flat."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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VOCABULARY

GP = abbr. general practitioner
Example : "Obese visit GP more often than smokers, researchers say."
(BBC)
See MORE meanings for abbreviations : GP
(answers.com)

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The Ballad of Steven Slater
VIDEO + LYRICS
"Steven was a simple man
Workin' on a plane
But his working conditions 
Were driving him insane..."

(YouTube)



Steven Slater 
"is an American flight attendant who had an altercation with a passenger and abruptly exited via the evacuation slide aboard JetBlue Airways Flight 1052..." 

(Wikipedia)

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Drinkers on longest ever pub crawl reach 14,000th pub
"The four men have just visited their 14,000th pub
across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
They have spent 24 years travelling to every corner of the country and have
downed and estimated 84,000 pints of real ale, working out at 21,000 pints each...
They entered the Guinness Book of Records for drinking in every English county..."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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The Stats on Slacking
"The average American worker slacks off about 1.7 hours per work day.
Almost half of them spent this time unproductively on the Internet, 1/5th
socialized instead of worked…"

(neatorama.com)

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Making Appointments
- with the script

You can hear the lines slowed down.
Difficulty: Easy
"An employee calls someone to schedule a meeting."
(englishcentral.com)

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Superhero Movie
- with the script

You can hear the lines slowed down.
Difficulty: Easy
"Rick Riker discovers a new power after being bitten by a super dragonfly."
(englishcentral.com)

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What's Your Reason for Learning English?
- with the script

You can hear the lines slowed down.
Difficulty: Hard"People from different countries express their reasons
  for wanting to learn English."

(englishcentral.com)

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Science Fact and Fiction: How a Lightsaber Works
(technewsdaily.com)

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WEAPONS

Seven Sci-Fi Weapons from Tomorrow Are Here Today
"A number of weapons and weapons systems now on active duty or in the
prototype stage seem to have been ripped straight out of the overwrought imagination of a sci-fi writer.  Here’s a trip back to the future to look at
some of the latest military and law enforcement hardware."

(technewsdaily.com)

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LANGUAGE / NUMBERS

Inflationary language
" Comedian and entertainer Victor Borge used to do a bit where he'd muse about
the application of economic inflation to language.

See, we have hidden numbers in the words like "wonderful," "before," "create," "tenderly." All these numbers can be inflated and meet the economy, you know,
by rising to the occcassion. I suggest we add one to each of these numbers to be prepared. For example "wonderful" would be "two-derful."
Before would be Be-five. Create, cre-nine. Tenderly should be eleven-derly.
A Lieutenant would be a Leiut-eleven-ant. A sentence like,
"I ate a tenderloin with my fork" would be
"I nine an elevenderloin with my five-k."

(kottke.org)

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COMICS / ZOMBIES

The Walking Dead Google Map
"An annotated map of appearances, deaths, events and locations from
Robert Kirkman's on going zombie comic book series: The Walking Dead..."

- with a map key
(maps.google.com)



The Walking Dead
"is an American monthly black and white comic published by Image Comics beginning in 2003. The comic was created by writer Robert Kirkman 
and artist Tony Moore...
The Walking Dead is centered on Rick Grimes, a small-town police officer from Cynthiana, Kentucky, his family, and a number of other survivors who have banded together in order to survive after the world is overrun with zombies..."

(Wikipedia)

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What she eats in one day
(pleatedjeans.tumblr.com)

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Average Daily Food Intake of Homer Simpson,
Seinfeld Cast and Garfield

(pleated-jeans.com)

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Everglazed National Park - Florida
(neatorama.com)

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Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved
"The presence of methane hydrates indicates enormous eruptions of methane bubbles that would swamp a ship, and projected high into the air
- take out flying airplanes, as well."

(neatorama.com)

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Social Media Monopoly Board Game
"This is the best thing since BUMP for the iPhone which allowed you to instantly
add friends to Facebook – it’s Social Media Monopoly. Pete Cashmore,
Kevin Rose, Tom, Amber MacArthur, Crystal Gibson and Ariana Huffington
are fighting for social media dominance. Race around the board picking up smartphones and computers but make sure you don’t get sent to MySpace
or you’ll risk losing everything, including your reputation."

(bite.ca)

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Danger Around Every Corner
"There are many ways to teach children to be careful and avoid danger.
One of them involves a strong dose of fear."

(creativepro.com)
"These scans of an old safety booklet for children called It’s Great to be Alive! a
re full of gruesome injuries that befall careless bicycle riders,
pedestrians, and kids at play."

(Neatorama)

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A Vision of Students Today
"A short video summarizing some of the most important characteristics of
students today - how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes,
dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will
experience in their lifetime. Created by Michael Wesch in collaboration
with 200 students at Kansas State University."
(YouTube)

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Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943
Beautiful photos
(blogs.denverpost.com)

This page is recommended by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

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VIDEO GAME

Brink : les développeurs vous parlent du scénario
Video sous-titrée

" Bethesda et Splash Damage viennent de sortir un premier developer diary
pour Brink. Celui-ci est destiné à poser le décor du jeu et à vous expliquer
en détail comment une guerre civile a pu éclater sur l'Arche,
une ile artificielle bâtie dans le cadre d'un projet écolo."

(nofrag.com)
Video également sur Dailymotion



Brink 
"is an upcoming first-person shooter video game developed by Splash Damage...
It offers team-based multiplayer missions with authored narratives,
persistent player characters and an approachable nature.
"

(Wikipedia)

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US to charge £9 for Esta compulsory travel entry form
"The US government is to start charging UK travellers $14 (£9)
to apply for permission to enter the country."

Electronic System for Travel Authorisation = Esta
"It applies to all 35 countries with US "visa waiver" status."
(BBC)

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The Nuki Song
"Time after school play on my computer my nuki never leaves my mouth
even on the playground or on the rollercoaster I never take my nuki out."

(lyricsmode.com)
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(YouTube)


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Rare Color Photos from The Great Depression
They "were compiled by the Farm Services Administration
from 1939 and 1944...
All told, there are some 1,600 pictures which are now available online
thanks to the Library of Congress. The photos, which depict small town life,
industry and recreational activities during the Great Depression included
in a 2006 exhibit "Bound for Glory: America in Color."

(huffingtonpost.com)

Site recommended by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

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Craig Grant bought a tree farm
far away from the city and turned it into a sanctuary
for all the cats he has rescued...

(caboodleranch.com)
Read the story. (caboodleranch.org)
See the photos. (lovemeow.com)
Watch the video : Down at the Caboodle Ranch
(YouTube)
MORE VIDEOS.

This story is recommended by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

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Guy Walks Across America
"Mike walks across America from New York to San Francisco.
Here's a Google Map of our journey:
The route we took while Walking
Across America and behind the scene pictures and videos along the way..."
(YouTube)
Music - "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

(myspace.com)
- the lyrics (songlyrics.com)

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Back to school shopping - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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Welcome to college! - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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