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Obama's America remembers Lincoln
"In 2009 the US not only inaugurated its first black president - it also honoured
the president who paved Barack Obama's way to the country's highest post.
Events across the nation marked the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth,
celebrating a man widely seen as the greatest US president - the secular saint
who redeemed America's original sin of slavery. "

(BBC)

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3 generations
1950 / 1975 / 2000

(antoineerrasti.files.wordpress.com)

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Earth Song – Michael Jackson (1995)
- Video Clip : Comprehension
- The lyrics : a worksheet
Sent by Bettina Ghobrial
Niveau 3ème
(Ac. Versailles)

Watch the VIDEO with the lyrics on the right.
(YouTube)

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2009 - The year in pictures
(BBC)

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Cagle's 2009 YEAR in REVIEW - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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Despoiler of the planet!
(seattlepi.com)

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How Fat is Too Fat to Fly?
(open.salon.com)

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No Fly List
"sometimes called the terrorist watch list, is a list created and maintained by the
  United States government of people who are not permitted to board a commercial aircraft for travel in or out of the United States. The list has also been used to divert away from U.S. airspace aircraft not flying to or from the U.S. It includes 4,000 names. The list – along with the Secondary Security Screening Selection, which
tags would-be passengers for extra inspection – was created
after the September 11, 2001, attacks."

(Wikipedia)

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Susan Boyle to star in Japanese show
- a lesson plan
"Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle will appear on a popular
Japanese TV show on New Year’s Eve."

WARM-UPS :
SUSAN BOYLE / BRILLIANT YEAR / 2010 / DREAM A DREAM / JAPAN
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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Remarks by the President on Senate Passage of Health Insurance Reform
with LINKS for the TEXT + VIDEO + AUDIO mp3
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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Armchair deputies enlisted to patrol US-Mexico border
Virtual sheriffs - Patrolling the US-Mexico border on the web
"When John Spears gets home from his sales job in New York, he sits down
at his computer with a bottle of beer and starts patrolling the US border...
He is one of tens of thousands of people around the world who are volunteering to
patrol the 1250-mile long (2000 km) stretch between Texas and Mexico via the web."

(BBC)

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Boxing Day sales begin as shops open across the UK
- an article and a video
"Thousands of shoppers have flooded into UK stores hoping
to pick up bargains in the traditional Boxing Day sales."

(BBC)

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Barack Obama delivers his Christmas message
"US President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have offered Christmas
wishes to US citizens, including a special thanks to the military.
Their comments came during Mr Obama's weekly address,
in which his wife took part for the first time."

(BBC)

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Best-selling products this Christmas - a worksheet

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Every day the same dream
A little art game about alienation and refusal of labour. 

(molleindustria.org)

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Enquête sur les jeunes et les jeux video (en France)
- un diaporama - Décembre 2009
(ipsos.fr)

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John Lewis' best-selling products this Christmas
(dailymail.co.uk)

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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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Prince William Spends Night Sleeping On The Streets
"A cold alley in central London is a far cry from a palace – but it was the spot
Prince William chose to sleep to highlight the plight of homeless British teenagers...
A photograph released by the charity shows William, 27, in the alley in jeans,
a gray hooded sweat shirt and a knit hat pulled low."

(huffingtonpost.com)
Page recommended by Renée Maufroid.

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Have a smashing Christmas!
- interactive card by Jacquie Lawson
(jacquielawson.com)

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ADDICTION


Computer Game Addicts cartoon
(cartoonstock.com)

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ADDICTION

Cell Phone Addiction Program
"Are you a cell phone addict?  I know if I leave my home without my cell phone
I feel lost. I feel naked and disconnect from the world..."

(cellphonedigest.net)

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BEAUTY

Dove - Evolution Commercial
"Reginald Pike's Yael Staav takes us from model to billboard
in under 60 seconds in this impressive new spot from Dove." 

(YouTube)

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Stars Who Aren’t Making 2010 New Year’s Resolutions
Christina Applegate, Amy Adams, Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow, Amy Poehler,
Peter Facinelli, John Legend, Zachary Levi, Jeremy Piven...

(accesshollywood.com)

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The Stars’ 2010 New Year’s Resolutions
Adam Lambert, Drew Barrymore, Jeff Bridges, Brittany Snow, Sam Rockwell,
Jenny McCarthy, Ciara, Katee Sackhoff, Katharine McPhee, Mo...

(accesshollywood.com)

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2010 NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS
LINKS
(associatedcontent.com)

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Daily Little Wonders
+ the TRANSCRIPT
"Sandra's story is about her experience of living and working
as a foreigner in the North East of England."

(cultureshock.org.uk)

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Adrian Mole's New Year Resolutions
(adrianmole.com)

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CULTURE AND LANGUAGE VIDEOS
"I have created a number of cultural and language-learning video lessons to introduce people to certain aspects of culture from my own experience, and watching a short
video not only helps improve listening skills, but it can be an interesting and visually-stimulating way to learn. The focus of the videos is on everyday living
including shopping, recreation, entertainment, and transportation.
In addition to the video, each mini lesson contains a discussion question about the
topic, a blog post so students can write and respond to a similar topic,
multiple-choice questions, and the transcript
."

(esl-lab.com)

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State Nicknames: The 50 States of the USA
lesson plan
"Séquence balado-diffusion sur le thème des 50 États des États-Unis,
leurs surnoms et quelques faits historiques.
Séquence adaptée de 4 fichiers audio de VOA News, Niveau B1."

+ Grille de séquence synthétique
(Laurence Bernard - Ac. Martinique)

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The story of the man in the red suit who brings gifts to children at Christmas. 
Transcript of radio broadcast: 19 December 2009

"Santa Claus is someone who will remain in the hearts of children forever...
Santa Claus also has some other names:
Saint Nicholas, St. Nick, Kris Kringle, Pelznickel."

(voanews.com)

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Cold weather brings Xmas chaos to Europe
"Freezing cold weather and snow have brought death
and disruption across the continent."

- a lesson plan
WARM-UPS :
COLD WEATHER / CHRISTMAS / CHAOS / XMAS PRAYERS / SNOW
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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Why did Copenhagen fail to deliver a climate deal?
1. KEY GOVERNMENTS DO NOT WANT A GLOBAL DEAL
2. THE US POLITICAL SYSTEM
3. BAD TIMING
4. THE HOST GOVERNMENT
5. THE WEATHER
6. 24-HOUR NEWS CULTURE
7. EU POLITICS
8. CAMPAIGNERS GOT THEIR STRATEGIES WRONG

(BBC)

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Autism in U.S. Children on the Rise
"1 in 110 children in the United States suffers from the developmental disorder."
- a lesson plan
WARM-UPS :
AUTISM / SIGNS / CURE / HOW TO HELP / LEARNING
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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Parents 'misled' by food nutrition labels
"Nine out of 10 mothers questioned in a British Heart Foundation (BHF)
survey misunderstood the nutrition information on children's foods...
Kellogg's Coco Pops cereal and milk bars are labelled as "a source of calcium,
iron and six vitamins" and 63% of mothers in the survey thought they were healthy.
The BHF said that for every 100g they were higher in saturated fat and sugar
than the average chocolate cake."

(BBC)

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Les liens qui suivent sur Sherlock Holmes ont été compilés
par Catherine Serreau

(Académie de Versailles)

 

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Dossier pédagogique
Pour ce nouveau spectacle consacré à Sherlock Holmes,
nous avons choisi 3 histoires: 
"Un scandale en Bohème", 
"Le Ruban Tachetée",
"Le problème final". 

(theatre.anglais.free.fr)

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Sherlock Holmes
"Five unusual new cases read by Hannah Gordon and Andrew Sachs
- produced in association with BBC7."

(BBC)

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Follow in the footsteps of Sherlock Holmes - Audio walk
"Fancy exploring Holmes's London?
All you need is a computer, MP3 player and about an hour to spare."

+ a map
(guardian.co.uk)

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Sherlock Holmes (2009) 
Director : Guy Ritchie
"Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle
of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England."
(imdb.com)



Watch the trailer.
(sherlock-holmes-movie.warnerbros.com)

Sherlock Holmes (2009 film)
" The film is set in 1891 and revolves around Holmes ... and Watson ... stopping
a conspiracy to destroy Britain. The film opens with Holmes apprehending the
murderous cult leader Lord Blackwood ..., who promises he will return
from the dead and exact his revenge as he is being led to the gallows."

(Wikipedia)

Sherlock Holmes: Guy Ritchie turns story into Hollywood action film
- an article
(telegraph.co.uk)

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Snow and Wolves
"Après plusieurs bulletins consacrés à la PREVISION météo, 
concentrons-nous sur le temps du bilan,
le fameux HAVE + EN
10-15 cm de neige en GB.
ECOUTEZ  les conséquences."

(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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Dickens and London - a video
(voanews.com)

Charles Dickens Legacy Alive in London - an article
"Charles Dickens wrote his seminal Christmas story, A Christmas Carol,
more than 150 years ago. But even today Dickens and his work remain
in the public eye, as a new film version of his story is released."

(voanews.com)

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VOCABULARY

Cut the mustard
= "To succeed; to come up to expectations."

(phrases.org.uk)

Perfect face dimensions measured :
- Shania Twain: The perfect face?
- Angelina Jolie does not cut the mustard

(BBC)

Today, 'can't cut the mustard' is usually 'can't cut it' or 'can't hack it'.
A recent variant on 'too old to cut the mustard'
is 'if you can't cut the mustard, you can lick the jar'.

(unm.edu) 

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US man freed by DNA evidence after 35 years in prison
"A US man has become the longest-serving prisoner to be freed
after DNA evidence proved he was innocent of the crime
he was convicted of three decades ago...
He said the support of his family and his religious faith
had helped him get through his ordeal...
Last year Florida passed a law that means Mr Bain is entitled
to $1.75m (£1.08m) for the time he spent in jail while innocent."

(BBC)

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Christmas around the world
"When we think of Christmas, we think of eating turkey, exchanging gifts,
red-and-white-clad fat men climbing down chimneys, and 25 December.
But that's not the case everywhere.
Here are a few arbitrarily selected examples..."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Copying Is Not Theft
"Making more of a thing,
that is what we call "copying"
Sharing ideas with everyone
That's why copying
is
FUN!"

(questioncopyright.org)

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YouTube video leads to Hollywood contract
"A producer from Uruguay who uploaded a short film to YouTube in November 2009
has been offered a $30m (£18.6m) contract to make a Hollywood film."

(BBC)
Watch the video.
(YouTube)

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Climate change glossary
"How does adaptation differ from mitigation? And what is REDD?
The jargon of climate change can be hard to grasp. Use this glossary to decode it."

ex. : COP15 
= "The official title of the Copenhagen conference, which takes place from 7-18 December 2009. Alternatively, it can be called the 15th Conference of the Parties
to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)."

(BBC)

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Trailblazing
"an interactive timeline for everybody with an interest in science.
Compiled by scientists, science communicators and historians
– and co-ordinated by Professor Michael Thompson FRS –
it celebrates three and a half centuries of scientific endeavour
and has been launched to commemorate the Royal Society’s
350th anniversary in 2010.
Trailblazing is a user-friendly, ‘explore-at-your-own-pace’, virtual journey
through science. It showcases sixty fascinating and inspiring articles
selected from an archive of more than 60,000 published
by the Royal Society between 1665 and 2010."

(trailblazing.royalsociety.org)

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Walking in the streets of New-York
(lewebpedagogique.com)

J. C. Penney Company
"is a chain of American department stores"
(Wikipedia)

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How do you make children's films appeal to adults?
"You might be forgiven for thinking children's films are for children and adults
have their own films. But 2009 - with the likes of Up and Where the Wild Things
Are - has seen the triumph of the trend towards making children's films
that speak to grown-ups too."

(BBC)

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Ups and Downs in Copenhagen
"There is a lot of mistrust between the poorer and rich nations."
- a lesson plan
WARM-UPS :
CLIMATE CHANGE / CLIMATE REPS / SUCCESS /
GLOBAL WARMING / EMISSIONS

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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Game - Whose present?
"This is a great activity to practise listening in English.
It is December 24th and Santa and Amy are delivering Christmas presents.
Your child listens to what Santa says and chooses the best presents
for each girl and boy. Play Whose Present?"

(British Council)

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HOMESCHOOLING
Texte + exercices de compréhension interactifs
(pagesperso-orange.fr/michel.barbot)

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Sequence Pack: Super Heroes
"Tous les documents utilisés pour mener une séquence d'enseignement
sur le thème des super héros en classe de seconde"
(A adapter pour le collège)

(Philippe Hattais - englishdaybyday.net)

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Charles Dickens toothpick sold in NY
"Charles Dickens's ivory and gold toothpick has sold
at a New York City auction for $9,150 (£5,600)."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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British cat sails to Spain
"A cat who went missing from his home sent his owners into a panic,
only to turn up three days later in Spain...
"The first we knew about it was when P&O contacted us from their Portsmouth
office on Monday to say 'We've got this cat, what do we do with it?'.
"We were able to tell them what to do and once they could get it tested
for a microchip they were able to get us the data...
Since he was found he's been treated like a VIP – he's had a cabin to himself
for the return journey and been dining on chicken and salmon."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Taekwondo monkeys attack trainer
"A troop of performing monkeys instructed in the martial art of taekwondo
has taken revenge on their trainer...
Lo Wung, 42, taught the monkeys so they could entertain crowds outside
a shopping centre in Nshi, in eastern China's Hubei province."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Measures to improve safety of the internet for families
"The Australian Government today announced further details of its approach
to improve safety on the internet for Australian families."

(minister.dbcde.gov.au)

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Amy's letter to burglar
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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2009 - PICTURES of the YEAR :

LIFE's 2009 Pictures of the Year
(life.com)

The year in pictures 2009
(english.cctv.com)

Pictures of the Year 2009 - a slideshow
(reuters.com)

The best photos of 2009
(smh.com.au)

Sites found by Larry Ferlazzo

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10 Houses to See Before You Die
(fixr.com)
Site recommended by Larry Ferlazzo

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Exploitation de la Video – Pingu at Christmas Time
Fiche envoyée par Corinne Degezelle
Voir la video
(YouTube)

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Thousands of delegates meet through December 18 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The goal is an agreement to cut greenhouse gases and help developing countries. 
Transcript of radio broadcast: 12 December 2009

"In Copenhagen, Denmark, the United Nations Climate Change Conference opened
this week. Around fifteen thousand delegates and observers
from nearly two hundred countries are there."

(voanews.com)

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Nobel Peace Prize
(cagle.com)

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Animal conservation
"involves the protection of  animals, especially from the damaging effects of
human activity, to ensure they will not become endangered or extinct."

"Take a look at the articles, story, word game, cartoon, trivia and links."
(British Council)

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Nursing.
"Take a look at the article, poem, cartoon, trivia, links and word games."

(British Council)

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Get Connected Campaign
"Our goal: to make our community safer, by helping people connect with others
and to learn what they can do together to contribute to community safety...
The I Am Smart, I Am Strong, I Am Worthy messages challenged the public to
break down the stereotypes of youth and to value what youth have to offer. "

(sayhi.ca)

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Pigeon : impossible
"A rookie secret agent is faced with a problem seldom covered in basic training:
what to do when a curious pigeon gets trapped inside your multi-million dollar, government-issued nuclear briefcase."

(YouTube)

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Christmas
"Take a look at the articles, stories, word game, cartoon, poll, trivia and links."
(British Council)

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Thanks for Christmas by :XTC
"Thank you for the winter friendliness that's snowing down,
All around the world...
Children's eyes shine clearer now,
As they decorate the trees,
All across the seven seas."
(sing365.com)
Listen to the song.
(YouTube)

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Merry Christmas!
(YouTube)

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  A Christmas Carol
"Pour cette séquence qui se déroule de fin décembre à début janvier, j’ai souhaité introduire l’idée d’une tâche finale à double détente : d’une part une tâche finale
en production, d’autre part une activité de compréhension orale authentique :
Voir "A Christmas Carol" en version originale au cinéma."

(Cécile Clavel - Ac. Toulouse)

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Happy Christmas!
- interactive card created by Jacquie Lawson

(jacquielawson.com)

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Christmas Activities 
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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AVATAR



Avatar (2009 film)
"a 3-D science fiction epic film written and directed by James Cameron."
The film "focuses on an epic conflict on a far-away world called Pandora, where
humans and the native species of Pandora, the Na'vi, engage in a war
over the planet's resources and existence."

(Wikipedia)

James Cameron's Avatar - official Theatrical Trailer
(YouTube)



James Cameron on making Avatar
(BBC)

How Avatar's effects were generated
(BBC)

Audience's verdict on Avatar preview
(BBC)

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Canada recalls spitting diplomat from Tanzania
"A Canadian envoy who caused a diplomatic spat by spitting
at a Tanzanian policeman and journalist has been recalled...
The diplomat was arrested after he reportedly spat at a traffic policeman
on duty in the middle of a traffic jam "

(BBC)

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Powhatan and Pocahontas
(YouTube)

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Limericks
"Cette séquence Limericks au niveau B1/B1+ est proposée par Laurence Bernard
(LPO Montgérald, Le Marin) et a été initialement prévue pour une classe de 1ère
dans le but de remédier à un schéma accentuel trop souvent calqué sur le français. 
La séquence  peut être  adaptée au collège, selon le niveau des élèves.

Au fur et à mesure de sa conception, il est apparu que les limericks pourraient être d'excellents supports pour aborder d'autres aspects de la langue que le seul aspect phonologique, et c'est ainsi que d'autres fiches ont été conçues afin de proposer aux élèves tous les éléments nécessaires à la réalisation des deux tâches finales,
l'une écrite (écriture de son propre limerick), l'autre orale (récitation).

La séquence requiert l'utilisation des tice et propose des ressources en ligne
écrites, sonores et audio-visuelles.
(Ac. Martinique)

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Tiger Woods takes break to repair his life
- a lesson plan
WARM-UPS : TIGER WOODS / SPONSORSHIP / SCANDAL /
SOMEONE'S IMAGE / DAMAGE

(breakingnewsenglish.com)


"Go on. Be a Tiger."

Woods's only option was to step away

(BBC)

Major sponsor Gillette to 'limit' Tiger Woods's role

"Gillette has become the first major sponsor of Tiger Woods to distance itself
from the golf star after the storm over his private life."

(BBC)

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The Year in Pictures 2009
48 photos
+ a VIDEO
(time.com)

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Merry Christmas!
(cagle.com)

 

 

 

Christmas Crossword
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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I see you've been talking to the plants again!
(cartoonstock.com)

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Help! I'm bored
Des solutions sont proposées pour chaque problème.
(helpineedhelp.com)

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PROJECT JAMES BOND - LIEN MODIFIE
TASK 1 * TASK 2 * TASK 3 *
TRANSLATE * DICTIONARY * SYNONYMS

(Madie - Ac. Paris)

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The Picture Collection
"For those who seek knowledge and inspiration from visual materials, the Picture Collection Online presents more than 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines
and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards,
mostly created before 1923." 
(digital.nypl.org)

The Picture Collection Online includes the following subjects:

  • African-Americans
  • American History
  • Animals
  • Army
  • Birds
  • Clothing & Dress
  • Costume
  • Design
  • Dragons
  • Exploration
  • Fashion Drawings
  • Fur Fashions
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Hairdressing
  • Hosiery
  • Insects
  • Native Americans
  • New York City
  • Pioneer Life
  • Punishments
  • Reptiles
  • Shoes
  • Slave Ships
  • Slavery
  • Snakes
  • Textiles
  • Umbrellas and Parasols

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Jack the Ripper
"Perhaps no crime sparks the imagination as much as the Jack the Ripper murders
that occured the in 1880s in London, England. The brutality, the unknown identity
of the murderer, and the tantalizing clues have all led to a wide range of speculation
and theories as to who the Ripper was..."
+ LINKS

(costumesupercenter.com)
Site recommended by Shirley Baker - a high school teacher

Jack the Ripper As the Threat of Outcast London
"DURING THE autumn of 1888, a killer terrorized London. He chose as his victims mostly older, decrepit, drink-ridden prostitutes from the East End district of
Whitechapel. The name "Jack the Ripper" appeared on a number of letters
mailed to the police and to various news agencies."

(etext.virginia.edu)

Victorian Culture and Society:
Jack the Ripper as Victorian Entertainment

(loyno.edu)

Newspaper Articles:
Excerpts from newspaper articles during the time of the murders.

(newsfinder.org)

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Christmas - Interactive Book
Un livre interactif sur Noël avec des activités sur : 
le vocabulaire autour de cette fête ; 
Christmas Eve ; 
Christmas Dinner in the UK, in France, in the USA, and in Australia ; 
Boxing Day ; 
2 chansons de Noël populaires : Santa Is Coming To Town et White Christmas. 
Créé par Laurence HAQUET (Ac. Rouen)

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POLLUTION

Chris Jordan: Running The Numbers
It Changes The Way You View The World 

(pacsci.org)



"The top image in the poster measures 60 x 92 inches. But if you look closely
you see it's really composed of the images of 106,000 aluminum cans,
the number of cans used in the United States every 30 seconds."

Running the Numbers
An American Self-Portrait  
"Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of
office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans
(thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on...
 Employing themes such as the near versus the far, and the one versus the many,
I hope to raise some questions about the roles and responsibilities we each play
as individuals in a collective that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible,
and overwhelming.  "
 
(chrisjordan.com)

Chris Jordan 
"is an artist based in SeattleWashington who is best known for his large
scale works depicting mass consumption and waste, particularly garbage."

(Wikipedia)

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PUB Ariston Aqualtis
Introduire ou réviser le vocabulaire des vêtements et celui des poissons.
(YouTube)

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What we know about Tiger Woods' accident
(cagle.com)



Tiger Woods
- an American professional golfer
See his car accident.
(Wikipedia)

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GLOBAL WARMING

The key effects of climate change - Maps
The future in a warming world
Heat maps / Rising waters / Water stress

(BBC)

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White House Crashers
(cagle.com)

MORE cartoons

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White House gatecrashers to be subpoenaed
"The US Congress has voted to subpoena two White House gatecrashers to answer questions about how they got into a state dinner without an invitation...
The incident drew a rare public apology from the US Secret Service.
Three of its officers were placed on administrative leave over the breach."

(BBC)

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Can we see your documents please, Your Majesty...
"Queen faces anti-terror checks every time she leaves UK...
For the first time, Her Majesty will be compelled to give her full name, age, address, nationality, gender and place of birth to immigration officials, who will then check
that she is not on a list of wanted terrorists."

(dailymail.co.uk)

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Xmas lessons
(absolutenglish.free.fr)

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CONTRACTIONS

Definition of I'ma
(onlineslangdictionary.com)

  • (pronoun) I'm going to / I'm about to.
    I'ma go ta da movies.
  • Contraction of "I'm going to"
    I'ma leave now.


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'OF MICE AND MEN' by John Steinbeck
The book - The film

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RUN-DMC - Christmas In Hollis
(YouTube)
- the LYRICS
"It's Christmas time in Hollis Queens
Mom's cooking chicken and collard greens
Rice and stuffing, macaroni and cheese
And Santa put gifts under Christmas trees
Decorate the house with lights at night
Snow's on the ground, snow white so bright
In the fireplace is the yule log
Beneath the mistle toe as we drink egg nog"

(sing365.com)

Hollis is "a neighborhood within the southeastern section of the New York City
  borough of Queens." with "a predominantly African American community."

(Wikipedia)

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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

- the text

(irishcultureandcustoms.com)

- An interactive multimedia listening and reading lesson
on the famous editorial published in The Sun in 1897.
Virginia, 8 years-old, wants to know if there is a Santa Claus."

(absolutenglish.free.fr)

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Native Americans - An A to Z Treasure Hunt
Niveau 3ème

LIENS VERIFIES le 09/12/2009

Merci à Laure Peskine de m'avoir signalé 2 liens morts.

 

 

Christmas Tree (and other) Christmas Traditions Around the World
(pickyourownchristmastree.org)

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Best Christmas trees around the world
- 20 photos
(nydailynews.com)

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Les sapins de Noël dans le monde
- un diaporama
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Ohio man first US person executed by single injection
"The US state of Ohio has become the first in the country to carry out an execution
with a single-drug injection, instead of a combination of three...
Other states which have the death penalty were reported to be watching closely
but some - including Florida, Kentucky, Texas and Virginia -
have said they intend to keep the triple-drug method.
Of the 36 death penalty states which have lethal injection as a means
of execution, all but Ohio favour the three-drug method."

(BBC)

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Christmas Is A-Coming - Lead Belly
LYRICS + AUDIO
"Santa Claus comes on Christmas on a Christmas Day 
Children run and tell their pappy on a Christmas Day...
Little children get so happy on a Christmas Day" 

(dusttodigital.bandcamp.com)

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Q&A: The Copenhagen climate summit
"Delegations from 192 countries are descending on Copenhagen for two weeks of
talks aimed at paving the way for a new global treaty on climate change.
BBC environment correspondent Richard Black looks at what the talks
are about and what they are supposed to achieve."
(BBC)

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The Queen’s Piper
"Here is a typical weekday morning for Queen Elizabeth II while in residence
at Buckingham Palace in London."

(lisawallerrogers.wordpress.com)

A day in the life of The Queen
(royal.gov.uk)

All in a Royal day
"The Queen's day follows a pattern reflecting her life of service."

(yorkpress.co.uk)

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Christmas in 6 activities.
"Here are six pages about Christmas in the US.
Listen , play and learn." 

Created by Renée Maufroid.

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In pictures: London Now and then
(BBC)

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Christmas - Complete the sentences with prepositions
on / in / under / near
Activity sent by Corinne Degezelle (Ac. Reims)

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Christmas Vocabulary
Activity sent by Corinne Degezelle (Ac. Reims)

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CHRISTMAS et le present be +ing : questions fermées
Activity sent by Corinne Degezelle (Ac. Reims)

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Animal Farm
"Animated barn animals act out human faults in life and politics
in Orwell's captivating tale."  

(YouTube)

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Shrek - 12 days of Christmas
"Uses clips from Shrek to illustrate the song."

(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
(stlyrics.com)

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Les déterminants.
Niveau 6ème
"Réfléchis pour choisir le bon déterminant!"
Activité créée par Marie-Hélène Prou (Ac. Poitiers)

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UN Climate Change Conference
(British & American English) 
"This week’s lesson is about the forthcoming United Nations Climate Change
Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, in which countries have an opportunity to
make concrete commitments to tackling global warming."

Student's Worksheet - Teacher's Worksheet - Glossary -
Related Websites
(macmillanenglish.com)

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"Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z | Alicia Keys
(YouTube)
- the LYRICS
"I used to cop in Harlem,
All of my dominicanos
Right there up on Broadway...
In New York,
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of,
Theres nothing you can’t do,
Now you’re in New York,
These streets will make you feel brand new"

(directlyrics.com)

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A Christmas Carol 1/3
"A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas
(commonly known as A Christmas Carol)
is a novella by Charles Dickens first published
on December 19-1843."

+ A Christmas Carol 2/3
+ A Christmas Carol 3/3

(YouTube)
+ Audio Version
(publicliterature.org)

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London Subway Passengers Stressed Out
"Overcrowding was the biggest cause of discomfort...
At the busiest times, there are four people per square metre
packed onto the train."
- a lesson plan
WARM-UPS :

SUBWAYS / STRESSED / BEHAVIOUR /
DISCOMFORT / TRAIN

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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I'm sorry
"Campagne de sensibilisation de Greenpeace à l'aéroport de Copenhague
avant le début du sommet COP 15 contre le réchauffement climatique,
Danemark, le 30 novembre 2009."

(20minutes.fr)

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Les Verbes Irréguliers Anglais
(anglosite.free.fr)

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CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC
SYNOPSIS / REVIEW
+ a video

(wildsound-filmmaking-feedback-events.com)

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Subtitled trailers
with 204 subtitled trailers so far.

(dvd-subtitles.com)

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George Michael - December Song (I Dreamed of Christmas)
(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
"Merry Christmas
May your every new year dream come true"

(kovideo.net)

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Laziest dog I've ever had!

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Santa Bot
A free online chat with Santa Claus

(santabot.com)

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Smokers face £80 fine for butts
"Smokers who drop cigarette butts in the City face an £80 fine
following the launch of a new crackdown.
Every day about 7,000 cigarette butts are dropped in the City of London.
They are accompanied by lighters, matches and cellophane wrappers."

(BBC)

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Prep and Landing - Official Trailer
- Walt Disney Animation Studios

(YouTube)

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Garfield Thanksgiving Part 2 - Worksheet 1
+ Worksheet 2

with simple past
Created by Corinne Degezelle (Ac. Reims)
+ a VIDEO (YouTube)

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Humpback Horror: Camel Chaos In Oz
A text + A video
"Around 6,000 feral camels are rampaging through a remote Australian town causing chaos and terrifying the locals, prompting the government to organise a mass cull."

(news.sky.com)

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A. Pintura: Art Detective

Teacher Resources
"A. Pintura: Art Detective is an online game about art history and art composition.
In the game, you play a 1940's noir detective with a degree in art history.
A distraught woman asks you to identify the artist who made a painting she found
in her grandfather's attic. To do so, you must examine paintings by famous artists
from Gauguin to Van Gogh. Each example highlights an art concept such as
composition, style or subject. The story concludes with an appropriate noirish
twist, as the woman's true identity and motives become apparent..."

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The Nicest Thing by Kate Nash.
- animation with the lyrics
+ the LYRICS
"You're the nicest thing I've seen.
I wish that we could give it a go...
I wish I was your favorite girl...
 I wish you'd hold my hand when I was upset"

(sing365.com)

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Short Funny Christmas Stories
(guy-sports.com)

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Say No To Cigarettes
"1981 public information featuring Superman,
say no to cigarettes! From TV Ark." 

(YouTube)

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Quiz - Garfield Thanksgiving Part 1
with simple past
Created by Corinne Degezelle (Ac. Reims)
+ a VIDEO (YouTube)

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Families facing winter debt, Save the Children suggests
"Families will fall into debt to buy warm clothing and food this winter,
a Save the Children survey suggests.
Spending on Christmas presents and basic essentials like heating
is also likely to be cut."

(BBC)

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"A competitor shows off her nails
during the Tokyo Nail Expo in 2009 in Japan."

(BBC)

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New Machine Sucks CO2 from the Air
"Engineers at a U.S. laboratory may have discovered one answer
to the problem of global warming."
- a lesson plan
WARM-UPS :

CO2 / INVENTIONS / CARBON EMISSIONS /
WHAT CAN I DO? / SCIENCE FICTION

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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Understanding Animal Research
"The public debate on animal research sometimes gets so heated
that the facts can be overlooked.
How many animals are used in research every year?
Do people know that most of them are mice or rats?
Why are animals genetically modified?
How is animal research regulated? How are the animals cared for?
What actually happens to research animals?
How does the use of animals in research and testing
compare with other uses of animals by society?
In our About Research section, we aim to answer all these questions."

(understandinganimalresearch.org.uk)

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Fiches pédagogiques de films à télécharger
+ Fiches ressources cinéma à télécharger
+ LEXIQUE CINÉMA FRANÇAIS-ANGLAIS
(cinemaparlant.com)

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The Mom Song - With Lyrics
(YouTube)
- the LYRICS
"Get up now
Get up out of bed
Wash your face
Brush your teeth
Comb your sleepy head"

(lewebpedagogique.com)

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Publications et matériel pédagogique
Brochures sur le Royaume-Uni. Certaines sont  téléchargeables gratuitement.

Education & Training / Ethnic Diversity /
Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales / Religion /
Health & Social Welfare Services / Industry /
System of government

(Ambassade de Grande-Bretagne en France)

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On the fifth day of Christmas...
(cagle.com)

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Christmas Vocabulary
Vocabulary included: Santa Claus, Present, Reindeer, Candle,
Christmas Tree, Elf, Star, Bells, Sleigh, Chimney, Candy Cane and Stocking.

(teacherslove.blogs.sapo.pt)

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