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Séquence "US Geography and Tourism" en 3ème
envoyée par Angelina BLED (Ac. Versailles) :

- Fiche de création de séquence

- Carte des USA
- Physical Map Worksheet
- Map USA / States and Cities

- States - Pronunciation
- States - Compare

- Comparatifs et Superlatifs - Rappel
- Create a poster
- Alask
a : carte postale
- Poster - California
- Poster élève et Carte
- Poster évaluation

- An e-mail
- The netiquette
- LV 2 - My last holiday in the USA

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Happy New Year - an article
"New Year’s resolutions are all about throwing ourselves into the future,
which can ruin the present moment. We are encouraged to draw up a list
of everything we don’t like about ourselves
and resolve to fix them all, all at once..."

(caglepost.com)

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Shoppers hit post-Christmas sales
"Thousands of shoppers across the UK snapped up bargains
on the first day of the post-Christmas sales."
- with a video

(BBC)

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Do you think there is life on other plants ?
(cartoonstock.com)

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Earth Science Audio Glossary
(books.pearsonsuccessnet.com)

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2008 Year in Pictures - a slideshow
(abcnews.go.com)

Best of the Post 2008
(projects.washingtonpost.com)

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Vocabulary :

CONFECTIONER
(ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk)
"Confectioners mix sweeteners and other ingredients, and shape and
cook confectionery including chocolate, toffee and other lollies."

(jobguide.thegoodguides.com.au)

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2008 Year in Review by favorite cartoonists
(cagle.com)

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Vocabulary :

JAYWALK
= To cross a street illegally or in a reckless manner.
To cross the road at a red light

(answers.com)

No jaywalking
(mobarrett.net)

= traverser la chaussée en dehors des clous

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Audio slideshow : The big stories of 2008

"2008 witnessed the election of a new US president,
a global banking crisis,
and British success at the Olympics.
Here - with help from Radio 4's
News Review of the Year -
take a look back at those events, and see what else made headlines in 2008.

(BBC)

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COMPUTER SCIENCE

9-year-old TN girl cracks Microsoft exam
"The Microsoft exam, usually taken by techies for better job prospects, measures problem-solving skills
and Lavinashree (9) passed it with flying colours."
(ndtv.com)
- see Microsoft Certified Professional

(Wikipedia)
+ a video
(YouTube)

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The Queen's Christmas message
"Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II delivers her annual Christmas message
to the peoples of the Commonwealth."

(BBC)

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Playwright Harold Pinter dies at 78
"Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter,
who had cancer, died on Christmas Eve aged 78.

He wrote more than 30 plays
including The Caretaker and The Birthday Party.
His film scripts include The French Lieutenant's Woman."

+ Obituary: Harold Pinter
(BBC)

Harold Pinter
(10 October 1930 – 24 December 2008)
"CH, CBE, Nobel Laureate , was a renowned English playwright, screenwriter, actor, director, poet, political activist, and president of the Central School of Speech and Drama..."
(Wikipedia)

 

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Presidential Inaugurations
EL Civics History and Government
(elcivics.com)

Inauguration Day Events
(inaugural.senate.gov)

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Don't be 404, know the tech slang

"A study of new slang terms entering English finds that
technology is driving and perpetuating them."

(BBC)

Are you 404 when it comes to tech chat?
+ Highlights Table
(news.royalmailgroup.com)

Post Office Telecoms Guide to 21st Tech Chat
(ftp.royalmail.com)



C this takes twice as long - an article
"Abbreviated "text speak" may save time, but takes twice as long
to read than normal language, a study shows."

(stuff.co.nz)

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Where do you plug it in ?
(cagle.com)

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Mactini - The Peter Serafinowicz Show Christmas Special
on BBC2
(YouTube)

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Cartes mentales
"pour illustrer copieusement les cours de grammaire
ou les listes de vocabulaire,
qui deviennent de jolies oeuvres colorées faciles à mémoriser,
surtout pour les jeunes qui ont un handicap de lecture...
Cela motive certains de mes élèves peu travailleurs
qui veulent bien apprendre en ayant l'impression de jouer,
mais qui ne feraient aucune révision
s'il leur fallait ouvrir un livre ou un cahier. "

(helpyourself.fractalweb.fr)

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Verbes irréguliers - 4ème
- Fiches
avec illustrations
(helpyourself.fractalweb.fr)

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Barney Cam VII: A Red, White and Blue Christmas
- with a video

(whitehouse.gov)

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Bush 'shoe-maker' hit by demand

"A Turkish shoe firm says it has had to take on 100 extra staff to cope with a surge in orders after an Iraqi threw shoes at US President Bush.
Istanbul-based Baydan Shoes claims it made the shoes and says it now has tens of thousands of orders from around the world - including from the US and Iraq."

(BBC)

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For teachers - How to...
"...is an immensely practical series of programmes which presents
and practices useful language for everyday situations like conversations, discussions, requests, offers and invitations. Each programme features downloadable practice activities, but you can find even more suggestions, teaching ideas and downloadable worksheets on these pages."

(BBC)

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Reading Aloud Christmas Treats - Panto
"Children's Laureate Michael Rosen reports from the theatre and gives
an introduction to the great Christmas tradition of pantomime...
Michael describes how panto can bring together performance elements
such as music, dance and design
and develops skills such as speaking and listening."

(teachers.tv)

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12 Pains of Christmas - sung by Bob Rivers
A parody of "The twelve days of Christmas"
"The fourth thing at Christmas that's such a pain to me
Sending Christmas cards
Hangovers
Rigging up the lights
And finding a Christmas tree..."

(links2love.com)

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Timed Quiz

ex : How many US states can you name in 10 minutes ?

(timedquiz.com)

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Tice Infos n° 26 - Les outils de communication via l’internet.
"Il propose des pistes pour utiliser l'outil de communication le plus approprié
au contexte de la communication et au public visé :
blogs, FAQ, flux RSS, liste de diffusion, forum, wikis, etc."

+ Liste de TOUS les Tice Infos
(Ac. Nancy-Metz)

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A young man named John received a parrot as a gift...
(emmitsburg.net)

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Burger King releases meat perfume

- a lesson plan
(Breaking News English)

Burger King releases meat-scented cologne - an article
(telegraph.co.uk)

Burger King is releasing a men's fragrance called 'Flame',
which gives off the scent of cooked meat.

(uk.news.yahoo.com)

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Please remove shoes before entering!
(cagle.com)

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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year for 2008: BAILOUT
+ Top Ten List

(merriam-webster.com)

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Binge drinking comes to France
"Long considered a public problem in Britain, binge drinking is
now on the rise among young people in France.
"
(BBC News)

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Driving.

"In each unit of Phrasals4Fun you will learn 6 common phrasal verbs
on a different topic, and practise them through listening ,
reading and vocabulary."

(British Council)

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Pilgrims
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"
A pilgrim is one who undertakes a religious pilgrimage, literally 'far afield'.
This is traditionally a visit to a place of some religious significance; often a considerable distance is traveled. Examples include a Muslim visiting
Mecca, or a Christian or Jew visiting Jerusalem...

Have a look at the article, story, word game, cartoon,
history, trivia and links."

(British Council)

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

(British Council)

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Twins.
"Take a look at the article, story, cartoon,
word games, trivia and links."

(British Council)

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Shoes hurled at President Bush - a video
Le commentaire du Président Bush est très accessible
à des élèves de 3ème.

(BBC News)

Shoes thrown at Bush on Iraq trip - an article and videos
(BBC)

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Christmas Around the World - a slideshow
(cbsnews.com)
recommended by Larry Ferlazzo

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An animated Christmas ecard
by Jacquie Lawson

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US teens taking to alternative medicines
- a lesson plan
(Breaking News English)

1 in 9 U.S. kids use alternative medicine
(msnbc.msn.com)

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Christmas - in France, Spain, Germany and Italy



- with a Christmas quiz about festive traditions across Europe
(BBC)

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Rosa, Roll on!
- a song by Marla Lewis
"Enjoy Marla's song and learn about Rosa Parks.
Next, play the game, all the words you must find are verbs in the past."

Activity created by Renée Maufroid

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Is there a Santa Claus ?
Séquence de niveau B1+/B2 de CO et CE : tâche finale d'EE:
produire une version moderne et adaptée d'un document authentique
à forte charge culturelle

(Laurence Bernard - Ac. Martinique)

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Christmas presents - Activities
"Christmas is an exciting time for lots of children and many people
give presents to their family and friends. Santa delivers presents
to boys and girls all round the world, if they've been good!
You can read about one of his adventures here
and listen to a song about his busy elves.
You can help Santa deliver presents,
make some Christmas decorations,
and practise words for toys.
Happy Christmas!
"
(British Council)

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Army - Military vocabulary
- interactive quiz

(BBC)

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Advent
"Find out about Advent, Christmas shopping and other things
people in Britain do before and during the festive season."

+ Vocabulary explained
(BBC Learning)

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Move or Die - interactive game
You have to choose options, take decisions to play this game,
you can also read and listen.

(zapdramatic.com)

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The 12 Days of Christmas
(Primary Resources)

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Computer mouse turns 40
- a lesson plan
Warm-up : the computer and its parts
(Breaking News English)

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Optical Illusions - the top 20
(telegraph.co.uk)

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There Are No Cats In America
(poplyrics.net)
Song from the film An American Tail (1986)
It "reflects the terrible conditions immigrants to the United States faced
at the turn of the century (the mice represent the various oppressed minority/immigrant populations of the period,
and the cats their various tormentors)..."

(Wikipedia)


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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Simplified version for easy reading

(ego4u.com)

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A Christmas Carol
"The excellent 1972 animated version of the Charles Dickens classic.
Animated in the style of 1800s engravings
by the great Richard Williams Studio."

(video.google.com)

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Irish pork contamination probed
"Police in the Irish Republic have been called in to investigate how pigs in
the country came to be contaminated with potentially harmful dioxins.
The source is thought to have been feed tainted with oil
from a Co Carlow firm which recycles food into pig meal... "

(BBC News)

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Convertir des documents PDF en Word
(convertpdftoword.net)

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Human noise pollution a danger to sea life
- a lesson plan

(Breaking News English)



Noise pollution - What is the danger for whales ?
(baleinesendirect.net)

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The Gingerbread man
"Click on the picture to read the story then play the game."
Activity created by Renée Maufroid
(Niveau 5ème avec PRETERIT)

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International Year of Astronomy: 2009
Dark Skies Awareness: seeing in the dark
(astronomy2009.org)

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A strange Christmas
(pagesperso-orange.fr/prof.danglais)
Download Flash file
- with a worksheet
(chotard.frederic.free.fr)

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"Do You Believe in Me" Speech
makes national star of Dallas ISD fifth-grader

(dallasisd.org)

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Energy Resources
- with quizzes and worksheets

(darvill.clara.net)

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Spider's Web sung by Katie Melua
(sing365.com)



"If a black man is racist, is it okay
If it's the white man's racism that made him that way
'cause the bully is the victim they say
By some sense they're all the same

'cause the line between
Wrong and right
Is the width of a thread from a spider's web
The piano keys are black and white
But they sound like a million colours in your mind..."

- the VIDEO (YouTube)

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Faith and Religion - interactive crossword
(BBC)

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Journalism - interactive quiz
(BBC)

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Santa's Shopping List
"Here is a list of toys on Santa’s shopping list. 
Santa has £250 to spend between two children,
one boy and one girl who are both 2 years old..."

TOPIC/THEME / Christmas Activities
(Primary Resources)

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Negative prefixes
ENGLISH / Word Level / Antonyms
(Primary Resources)

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Timeline: South Africa
(BBC)

+ AUDIO + VIDEO

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What is an Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) ?
- with 2 VIDEOS
(Oxford University Press)

VIDEO 1 :
"Gareth Davies, a teacher and teacher trainer based in Prague,
presents some of the basic functions of the IWBs
and gives tips on how to use them effectively."

VIDEO 2 :
"We talked to some teachers about how they feel about the new technology.
Then we invited them to take part in a workshop about IWBs
and we talked to them again. See what they had to tell us."

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Analysing a movie - Vocabulary
(bebos.chez-alice.fr/mon_site_web)

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Documents concernant le cinéma
(angellier.biblio.univ-lille3.fr)

1 - vocabulaire du cinéma
(de l'anglais et du français, dans un certain désordre...)

2 - études de genres cinématographiques et de films
+ Liste d'adaptations cinématographiques d'oeuvres littéraires en anglais

3 - liste de sites intéressants

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Invincible ? - a cartoon
(cagle.com)

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Offenders to wear community vests
"Thousands of offenders in England and Wales are to wear
high visibility vests while doing community service."

+ AUDIO
(BBC News)

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Introduction to genetic ancestry
(YouTube)

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Pédagogie et technologie : de la théorie à la pratique

Le smoothie pédagogique pour enseigner les langues vivantes
Animation d'un atelier pour linguistes à Cyber-langues - Dijon Août 2008
Trucs et astuces
(Jean-Pierre PALASSE - Formateur TICE IUFM de Bourgogne)

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Simpsons Mock Apple -The Simpsons - Mapple Store
(YouTube)

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Audio slideshow: The cult of the scooter
"The Lambretta scooter ridden by actor Phil Daniels in the 1970s film Quadrophenia recently sold at auction for £36,000.
Not all scooters can boast such a famous history, but for enthusiasts
- or scooterists as they are known
- the bikes remain iconic symbols of the past.
For Radio 4's You and Yours, Stephanie Power joined the mods
and skinheads at a rally at Bridlington in East Yorkshire
- to see why the scooter has been so enduring."

(BBC News)

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Behind the scenes at Queen's Speech
"With more than 500 years of history the State Opening is the most
colourful and ceremonial occasion in the parliamentary year.
The Queen's Speech marks the start of a new session at Westminster,
but what is the political significance of all that pomp and ceremony?
Ben Wright was given exclusive access throughout the Houses of Parliament
to explain what it means."

(BBC News)

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Online Anti-litter Games - interactive
Lots of fun, interactive mini games that focus on litter.
(cpia.ca)

Anti-Litter Crossword Puzzle
(cpia.ca)

Word Find
The Anti-Litter Word Find has 33 hidden words and a secret message.

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Le TBI
Lecteurs en premier plan
Horloge en Flash
Du Flash sur le TBI
Export et sauvegarde de leçon
Exemple séquence TBI
Insertion de son sur une page Interwrite
Reportage TF1 au Lycée
Un article chez B. Devauchelle
A tâtons avec le TBI
Premiers cours avec le TBI

(lewebpedagogique.com)

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The Job

(dailymotion.com)

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Caribbean: Christmas Traditions
(globalvoicesonline.org)

Christmas in Caribbean
(travour.com)

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Christmas in the Caribbean - sung by Jimmy Buffett
"Lights are blowing in the palm trees
Stockings hanging from the mast
Santa riding on a dolphin"

(lyricsfreak.com)
- the VIDEO (YouTube)

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The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznań,
1-12 December 2008
"The 14th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and the 4th meeting of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will draw almost 11000 participants, including
government delegates from the 187 Parties to the UNFCCC
and representatives from business and industry.
The two-week meeting is the halfway mark in the negotiations on an ambitious and effective international climate change deal to be clinched in Copenhagen
in 2009. Parties have little more than a year to agree on strengthened action
on mitigation, adaptation, finance and technology..."

+ VIDEOS
(unfccc.int)

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Holiday shopping - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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HUMOR

Australian Airline Announcements
(peerden.com)

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BUS QUEUE

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The Superhero Dictionary
- with the pronunciation
(shdictionary.tripod.com)

ex : Maverick

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The Royal Albert Hall - interactive quiz
(BBC)

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CIVILIZATION

Quiz: Great Britain and Ireland
- interactive

(planet-schule.de)

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The 12 days of Christmas
"Listen to this traditional Xmas carol and play the game.
Why don't you rewrite this song using items from your Xmas list?"

Activity created by Renée Maufroid

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Picturesque England with Illustrations
in Lay and Legend, Song and Story, by Laura Valentine (1899)

Download an Ebook of Picturesque England in PDF format (25M).
(mspong.org)

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Lexique des Sports
(pch.gc.ca)

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Football Glossary in 8 Languages
(scribd.com)

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Tomato botch-up in Wester Ross (Scotland) - an article
"BUNGLING cops launched a full-scale raid on a 79-year-old gran's house
- after mistaking her tomato plants for CANNABIS."

(thescottishsun.co.uk)

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THE BOX
"Follow a container around the world for a year to learn
about globalisation and world trade."
+ Worksheets + Videos

A scenario designed by Jean-Marc Gébelin (Ac. Grenoble)
(pagesperso-orange.fr/websidestories)

 

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Batman, Spider-Man Face a Growing Crowd in Comics, Graphic Novels
Text + AUDIO
(voanews.com)

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Running the Numbers - An American self-portrait
Visualizing US Consumption Habits - Chris Jordan

(fs.fed.us)

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Celebrating Christmas in South Africa
"In South Africa, Christmas is not celebrated in the same way as in England. Corinne, a 58-year-0ld South African living in England, tells us about this difference."

(audio-lingua.eu)

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What's the matter ?
Activities : Matching / Flashcards / Concentration
+ a list of terms used in these activities
Created by Renée Maufroid

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