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FEBRUARY 2010
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A day in the Life of an Inuit Child
"I live in a Northern village located on Ungava Bay, Quebec."
(kativik.net)


Inuit Life in Nunavik
(kativik.net)

Sites recommandés par Ellen Foucher (Ac. Nantes)

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"SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE" - the script
(helloji.files.wordpress.com)

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European Union Research Passport
Click on GEOGRAPHY / Around the World
(Primary Resources)

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Much or Many
PowerPoint Presentation
Click on ENGLISH:
Word Level: Spelling & Phonics (Part 3) / Plurals

(Primary Resources)

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Who Pooped? - interactive to teach about animals.
"One way scientists learn about animals is by studying their poop
- also called “scat” or "dung."
Let’s look at some animal poop and see if you can guess who left it behind."

From The Minnesota Zoo.
With sound!
(whopooped.org)
Site recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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Valentine's Day by the Numbers
"Find fun facts about Valentine's Day
—a holiday centuries old that celebrates love —
from who sent the first valentine to how many Americans
send love messages today."

(infoplease.com)

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What should I wear at the office ?
PowerPoint Presentation
Created by Agnès Pihuit Imbert (Ac. Nantes)
Diaporama sur la tenue vestimentaire à éviter pour son entretien d'embauche.

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In the waiting room before the job interview
PowerPoint Presentation
Created by Agnès Pihuit Imbert (Ac. Nantes)
Diaporama sur l'attitude à adopter dès le premier contact
avec un employeur potentiel.

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Teen kidnaps puppy to save it from euthanasia
"Public rallies around desperate pet owner to help him pay expensive vet bill.
A New Zealand teenager faced legal action for stealing his own injured puppy
from a clinic to save it from euthanasia when the family couldn't afford
expensive surgery after it was hit by a car. "

(msnbc.msn.com)
Watch the VIDEO.
(wpri.com)

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Audio slideshow: Long walk to freedom
"It is 20 years since the South African authorities agreed to free
Nelson Mandela - the man who would lead the struggle to end the country's
policy of racial segregation, and create a multi-racial democracy.
Using the BBC archives, see how he left behind his cell of 27 years,
to become South Africa's first black president."

(BBC)

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Someday You Will Be Loved by Death Cab For Cutie
"You'll be loved you'll be loved
Like you never have known
The memories of me
Will seem more like bad dreams
Just a series of blurs
Like I never occurred
Someday you will be loved"

(sing365.com)
+ the VIDEO
(YouTube)

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New online Shakespeare game becomes internet hit
"An online Shakespeare game based on Romeo and Juliet has become
an internet hit, drawing in 22 million players worldwide."

(telegraph.co.uk)
Page recommended by Jürgen Wagner.

Romeo: Wherefore Art Thou? - action game
"Can Romeo win over Juliet's heart, or will this story end in tragedy?
Collect enough roses to complete each level.
Jump on enemies to destroy them."

(agame.com)

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Martin Luther King Jnr. - Video Listening Quiz
- interactive

(esolcourses.com)
Recommended by Jürgen Wagner.

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Sounds Familiar? Accents and Dialects of the UK
"Do you call a ‘bread roll’ a cobbatchbread cakebarm cake or scuffler?
How do you pronounce the words cup and plant?
And are you sitting or sat at this computer?
The UK is a rich landscape of regional accents and dialects, each evidence of
our society’ s continuity and change, our local history and our day-to-day lives.
This site captures and celebrates the diversity of spoken English
in the second half of the twentieth century.
Click on the map to hear how pronunciation varies across the UK."

(bl.uk)
Recommended by Jürgen Wagner.

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NATIONAL EMBLEMS OF DIFFERENT COUNTRIES
ex : Ireland = shamrock
(discoverinternet.org)


National emblem

(statemaster.com)

  • 1 National animals (National fauna)
  • 2 National personifications
  • 3 Plants (National flora)
  • 4 Trees
  • 5 Inanimate objects
  • 6 Nationalized patriotic symbols
  • 7 Patron saints

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Le téléphone portable à l'école
(france-info.com)

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Portable en classe
(2.bp.blogspot.com)

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The Great Race - a story
"The Chinese Lunar calendar names each year after one of twelve animals,
this year is the year of the tiger. Here is a story which tells of the
Jade Emperor's clever plan to decide the order the animal years should go in.
Find out who came first in The Great Race."

(British Council)

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Valentine's Day
(cagle.com)

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Battlefield Bad Company 2 Impressions: The Tougher Battle
"I was impressed with the enemy's ability to tear through my cover
and pleased with the unpredictability with which it occurred...
The snow level, Crack The Sky, offered more tactical variety than the jungle level.
I had to fight through some buildings, with the option to run between them,
over their roofs or, my favorite, punch enough holes in them and knock
enough of them down that I could forge my own varied path. " 

(kotaku.com)

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A new page :

EXOTIC PETS

Vocabulary -
Species kept as exotic pets - Pros and cons - Laws -
Facts - Exotic pet trade
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Listening -
Interactive activities
- Activities to print -
Lesson plans
- Webquests -
Cartoons

 

 

Couple who had gnome stolen get replacement and apology 13 years later
"Now, after more than a decade, the gnome-napper has given in
to his conscience and left a letter of apology along with a replacement...
Mr and Mrs Heard's gnome went missing during a nationwide spate of gnome mysteries in the mid 1990s when a series of them disappeared only to later
bombard their owners with messages from around the world."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Barack Obama and Silvio Berlusconi feature on satirical carnival floats in Europe
(11 pictures)
"In Cologne, Barack Obama is depicted as a cowboy guarding a fort,
while Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad leads a Trojan horse
containing a nuclear bomb towards him."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Arab ambassador discovers bride is bearded and cross-eyed behind veil
"The envoy had only met the woman a few times,
during which she had hidden her face behind a niqab...
He sued for the contract to be annulled and also demanded the woman
pay him 500,000 dirhams (£85,000) for clothes, jewelry and other gifts
he had bought for her."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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US soldier gives four-year-old daughter 'waterboarding' over alphabet
"A soldier subjected his four-year-old daughter to waterboard-style torture
when she failed to recite her alphabet, it has been claimed...
Waterboarding is a controversial torture technique used by the CIA to interrogate
al Qaeda suspects at Guantanamo Bay, where water is poured over detainees
so they think they are drowning. "

(telegraph.co.uk)

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St George and the Dragon
- a lesson plan
(slideshare.net/skippy1967)

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Olympic officials testing for drug cheats
"The International Olympic Committee has established policies, guidelines and procedures aimed at keeping the Games clean while weeding out dirty athletes...
A minimum 2,000 tests are expected to be conducted during the Olympic
in-competition period...
VANOC will have 130 doping control officers and 70 blood collection officials.
There will also be 300 chaperons...
Doping control stations are located in each competition venue and at the medal
plaza in both Vancouver and Whistler. There also will be stations in the athletes' village in Vancouver and Whistler. "

(cbc.ca)

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Rising obesity among US children and teenagers
(BBC)

Let's Move!
"Let's Move! has an ambitious but important goal:
to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation."
+ a VIDEO with the First Lady

(letsmove.gov)

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Millions spent on casual gaming
"British gamers spent £280m playing online casual games in 2009
says the UK National Gamers Survey Report.
Similar studies carried out in other countries revealed that French players
spent £220m and Germans £440m over the same period."

(BBC)

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Google unveils new social network :
BUZZ
(google.com)
"The service - integrated directly with its e-mail service Gmail
- allows users to post status updates, share content and read
and comment on friends' posts."
+ a VIDEO

(BBC)

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Obama honours civil rights music
"The music of the civil rights movement has been celebrated with a performance
at the White House last night. The president spoke of his great debt of gratitude towards the campaign against racial segregation in the US."

(BBC)

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Using cell phones as teaching and learning tools
"A new genre of literature called the cell phone novel."
(literacyispriceless.wordpress.com)

How to incorporate cell phones into classroom and homework activities
(k12online.wm.edu)

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Telephone Expressions Dictation
- interactive
(eolf.univ-fcomte.fr)

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Telephone Talk
"Here are some sample phrases and expressions
for talking on the telephone."

(eslgold.com)

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Taking a Reservation
Front Desk Receptionist / Guest
+ Hotel vocabulary
+ Hotel Vocabulary Quiz (interactive)
+ Checking Guests In and Out

(englishclub.com)

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Booking a hotel room - I´d like to book a room please.
(audioenglish.net)

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Enseigner les langues avec les TICE / Résultats de l'enquête
" A l’occasion du salon ExpoLangues 2010 dont nous sommes partenaires,
nous avons réalisé une petite enquête en ligne interrogeant les professeurs de
langues sur leurs pratiques et attentes en matière d’enseignement des langues.
Nous avons récolté 150 réponses. Les principaux résultats sont ici..." 

(lewebpedagogique.com)

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Little Mars rover
(rt.com)




NASA decides Spirit is henceforth to be a lander
"Spirit's been roving on Mars for more than six years. Ten months ago,
she got trapped in sand, and since then, although there has been fascinating
science performed from her parking spot, the mission's main goal has been
to try to get her out..."

(planetary.org)

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The Black Pimpernel
Une BD sur la vie de Nelson Mandela.
(childrensworld.org)
- avec un travail de compréhension écrite
pour préparer le visionnage du film INVICTUS.
Travail envoyé par Hortense de La Roche

(Ac. Versailles)
Niveau 3ème
Voir les paroles de l'Hymne national sud-africain
(Wikipedia)
+ MP3

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The Cardigans - My Favourite Game
Can she drive very well ?
Watch the video and find the mistakes she makes.

(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
(sing365.com)

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"A member of Anima Naturalis holds a sign that reads
"No to bullfighting"
as other activists lie covered in red paint mimicking blood, to protest
against bullfighting in Mexico City as the capital's bullring Plaza Mexico
celebrates its 64th anniversary." 

(alertnet.org)

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COLOURFUL AND COLOURLESS WORDS
Other words for :
bad / good / big / small / think /
problem / important / interesting / necessary

(pagesperso-orange.fr/yvanbaptiste)

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L'évolution graphique des FPS de 1992 à 2009
(nofrag.com)

F.P.S. = First Person Shooter
"is a video game genre which centers the gameplay around gun- and projectile weapon-based combat through the first person perspective; i.e., the player experiences the action through the eyes of a protagonist."

(Wikipedia)

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Listen up, 007, we call it the Puffin
"THE American space agency, Nasa, is to unveil a prototype of a personal
flying machine capable of propelling soldiers behind enemy lines.
The mini aircraft, which can soar 50 miles through the clouds or under radar,
has been named the Puffin, after the small waterbird famed
for being able to land on impossible terrain. "

(technology.timesonline.co.uk)

A puffin
(Wikipedia)

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Posties get new weapon in war with dogs
"Royal Mail delivery staff are being equipped with a device which releases compressed air and makes a hissing sound designed to scare off dogs."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Fujitsu Automation unveils HOAP-3 robot
"Short in stature at 60cm and weighing in at 8.8kg...
A camera, microphone, speaker, expression LED, audio recognition function,
voice synthesis function, and image recognition function have been added." 

(ubergizmo.com)

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Dickin Medal awarded to bomb sniffing search dog Treo
"A search dog that sniffed out bombs in Afghanistan is to be
honoured with the animal version of the Victoria Cross...
Treo will be the 63rd animal to receive the medal created
by veterinary charity the PDSA to honour gallantry in war...
A total of 26 other dogs, 32 World War Two messenger pigeons,
three horses and one cat have won the award, introduced
by PDSA founder Maria Dickin in 1943. "

(BBC)

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Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues
"We promote critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship.
Our sites present controversial issues in a straightforward,
nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format."
 
(procon.org)

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Do violent video games contribute to youth violence?
(videogames.procon.org)

Overview Pro & Con Arguments Did You Know?
Background Images & Videos Take the Survey

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Are social networking sites good for our society?
(socialnetworking.procon.org)

Overview Pro & Con Arguments Did You Know?
Background Images & Videos Take the Survey

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Parents' evening - a poem by Allan Ahlberg
Page 2
"I’m nervous as can be.
I wonder what she’ll tell ‘em,
I’ll say I’ve got a pain!
I wish I’d got my spellings right.
I wish I had a brain..."

(tyee.vsb.bc.ca)

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Logorama - a short film with lots of brands
(dailymotion.com)

Logorama
"A world colonized by brands is the theme of a new film by French designers and filmmakers H5. Logorama is a slick 17-minute-long animated movie that appears
to lampoon both the Hollywood blockbuster — violent, crude and adrenalized
— and the world of branding, a world where logos festoon every surface and
where it is customary to be exposed to brand activity at every turn."

+ a slideshow
(observatory.designobserver.com)

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Tim learns about the Olympics
A short history of the Olympics
TEXT + AUDIO

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Mumbling, fumbling, bumbling robber fails twice
"Communication skills were clearly lacking in a woman who police said tried
to rob two Memphis credit unions. She fled empty-handed both times."

(msnbc.msn.com)
to mumble = marmonner
to fumble (handle clumsily) = fouiller
to bumble = cafouiller (parler bizarrement)

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Cat owners are 'cleverer'
"Cats have long been thought to be cleverer than dogs
- and now it seems the same is true of their owners...
The combined cat and dog population of Britain is more than 20.8 million..
People with cats are more likely to have university degrees than those with dogs, according to a scientific survey of pet ownership...
The study... also found that cat owners were more likely to be older and female. "

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Teachers 'lack violence training'
"A union calls for compulsory training on dealing with violence in class
as a study suggests new teachers are ill-prepared...
Guidance by the Department for Children, Schools and Families lists
the types of force teachers can use on children.
This can include passive physical contact such as blocking a pupil's path
and active contact such as leading a pupil by the hand or arm.
In more extreme circumstances, "appropriate restrictive holds, which
may require specific expertise or training", may be used, it says.
"
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Snowstorm paralyses Washington DC and eastern US
"An "extremely dangerous" storm has dumped large amounts of snow
in the eastern US, shutting down the capital...
Museums closed, transport was widely disrupted, and residents
were told to prepare for up to five days indoors...
The storm - dubbed "snowpocalypse" and "snowmageddon"
by the local media..."

(BBC)

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Heart Attack Grill
in Chandler, Arizona
(heartattackgrill.com)


The Heart Attack Grill 
"is a fast food hamburger restaurant in ChandlerArizona, United States.
It has courted controversy by serving unashamedly high-calorie menu items
with controversial names. The establishment is a hospital theme restaurant: waitresses ("nurses") take orders ("prescriptions") from the customers
("patients"). A tag is put on the patient's wrist showing which foods they
ordered and a "doctor" examines the "patients" with a stethoscope."

(Wikipedia)

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Looking at Portraits
Click on Art / Planning & Resources

(Primary Resources)

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Les nouvelles technologies plébiscitées par les parents d'élèves
(lefigaro.fr)

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Rock Star Sting Fights Against Brazilian Dam
- a lesson plan

WARM-UPS :
THE ENVIRONMENT / PROJECTS / RAINFOREST

(breakingnewsenglish.com)



Sting urges Brazil to listen to tribal dam fears
"Rock star Sting has used his latest visit to Brazil to urge the government
there to listen to the concerns of indigenous peoples
over a proposed new hydro-electric dam in the Amazon."

(BBC)

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The lizard man
"Reptile lover Chris Weller shows off his collection of exotic pets
– including a Caiman crocodile and a lazy monitor lizard."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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'Rabbit jumping' craze takes off in Britain
"The rabbits are trained by owners at home who use treats
to encourage the animals to make a leap of faith over barriers."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Couple in planning row with neighbours after painting house bright pink
in Herefordshire
(telegraph.co.uk)

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COMICS

Videos
(marvelkids.marvel.com)

Students' comics
+ quiz

(grammarmancomic.com)

Superheroes - Games
(British Council)

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Animals from America
"Here are six pages about animals that are found in America.
Listen to Stephanie, our American assistant ,
explore the photos, do the activities."
Created by Renée Maufroid.
Niveau 4ème.

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A WEBQUEST ABOUT THE 2010 WINTER GAMES IN CANADA
+ Teacher's Notes
Sent by Lydie Dupaquier (Ac. Créteil)
(avec une exploration du site officiel, pour les 4èmes ou 3èmes.)

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My Valentine's Day Minibook 
Activities to print
(frenchfrogslittleenglishpond.blogspot.com)

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Junk food
"Ce scénario propose une tâche finale de prise de parole en interaction
sur un sujet motivant pour les élèves puisqu’il concerne la "malbouffe".
Le niveau visé est le niveau B1."

(Ac. Toulouse)

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Interactive Book - St Valentine’s Day
"Un livre interactif pour se familiariser avec la fête de la St Valentin :
vocabulaire, activités de compréhension orale
(avec notamment une vidéo sur l’origine de cette fête,
ainsi que deux chansons incontournables !)
et écrite
(où trouver le partenaire idéal, célébration de l’amour
dans différents pays du monde)."

Created by Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen)

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The USA: 50 States Nicknames
" Cette séquence proposée par Laurence Bernard est inspirée de
4 fichiers audio publiés sur VOA News, Special English en 2009.
Il s'agira, au terme de cette séquence de mieux connaitre les 50 états des
Etats-Unis, et d'élaborer une carte géante collaborative illustrant les fichiers
audio étudiés. Cette carte sera également le support d'une prise de parole
en continu devant la classe, et sur les baladeurs des élèves.
Niveau :B1"

(Ac. Martinique)

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100 free short English stories for ESL learners
with listening , grammar, comprehension,
dictation exercises, and crossword puzzles

(rong-chang.com)

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A missing cat - a story
Listen to it.
+ Interactive activities
(rong-chang.com)

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VOCABULARY

SCHOOL EDUCATION - ACADEMIC VOCABULARY
(it-sudparis.eu)

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Winter Olympics: Sport By Sport
with animations and descriptions for each sport

(espn.go.com)
Site recommended by Larry Ferlazzo

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wanderer
= 1) person who travels aimlessly
2) person who takes risks

(thesaurus.reference.com)

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Jil Is Lucky - The Wanderer
"And I’m walking all damned day 
Day after day 
But it’s okay 
I’m on my way 
Wandering again from the West to the East 
I try to resist 
But it’s so hard not to fall" 

Vocabulary :
drag oneself - walk - wander - wanderer
- steps - on my way - leave
(greatsong.net)
+ the VIDEO
(YouTube)

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EXOTIC PETS

Crocodile bites and scorpion stings treated by NHS doctors
"Exotic animals, many of which can be kept as pets in Britain, caused a number
of unusual injuries and maladies last year according to NHS figures.
As well as six crocodile or alligator bites, doctors treated 18 victims of poisonous spiders or scorpions, 52 snake or lizard bites and 50 jellyfish stings."

NHS = The National Health Service
(telegraph.co.uk)

Man keeps 24 crocodiles in back garden
"Shaun, 30, keeps 24 crocodiles and alligators
in the semi-detached home in Oxford." 

(telegraph.co.uk)

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My furry client bleats not guilty
"SWITZERLAND is going to new extremes in the battle to improve life for
its animals. The country of Heidi and cuckoo clocks will hold a referendum
in March on whether domesticated creatures should have the right
to be represented by lawyers in court...
If the referendum is approved, every canton in Switzerland will be obliged
to appoint a lawyer to act for pets as well as farm animals
and defend them from abuse."

(timesonline.co.uk)

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Winter Olympics - interactive with AUDIO
Normal speed or slow speed.
- with activities
(weeklyreader.com)
Site recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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An interactive biography of Nelson Mandela
"Here are 4 listening activities with gap-fill exercises."

(soundguideweb.com)

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VOCABULARY

A big-box store
(
also supercenter, superstore, or megastore)
"is a physically large retail establishment, usually part of a chain. The term sometimes also refers, by extension, to the company that operates the store. Examples include large department stores such as Wal-Mart and Target."

(Wikipedia)

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Marijuana megastore opens in Oakland CA
"Imagine, 15,000 square feet of warehouse store that's a one stop
shopping center for everything you need to grow cannabis.
No prescription, no problem, doctors are on site!
However, there's one item that won't be on the shelves at iGrow - the plants.  " 
(rackjite.com)

Marijuana Megastore Plants Roots in Oakland, California
"The 15,000-square foot warehouse is a one-stop shop for everything cannabis cultivation — from lights and fans to fertilizer and additives. An on-site doctor
will issue recommendations and technicians will be on-hand to teach
prospective growers how to get their roots into the business."
(puppetgov.com)

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Children spend 7 hours a day in ‘electronic life’
"A new generation of “multimedia” children are spending an average of seven
hours a day glued to smartphones, iPods, TVs and video games. Research has
found that youngsters aged between eight and 18 now spend almost every
waking minute outside school using some electronic device...
Experts are divided on the impact of such heavy usage on children’s health,
emotional wellbeing and social skills. Not everyone is pessimistic...
What they (children) are doing is often quite creative and quite interactive.”

(timesonline.co.uk)

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A new page :

FIRST AID

Pictures - Vocabulary - Information - Posters - Listening -
Interactive activities - Activities to print - Lesson plans -
Interactive games - Games to print - Cartoons - Videos
- Songs

 

 

Royal Society meet to discuss if extra-terrestrials are here on Earth
"The conference will also address the social implications of the search for alien life. Albert Harrison, from the University of California, Davis, will discuss how
human beings might respond to the discovery of extraterrestrial intelligence."

(timesonline.co.uk)

Is there anybody out there?
"What will aliens look like if we find them?...
These are just some of the questions that will be discussed at a two-day
conference starting today (Monday 25 January) at The Royal Society in London.
The discussion meeting The detection of extra-terrestrial life and the
consequences for science and society is the first to take place
in the Royal Society’s 350th anniversary year.
Astronomers are now able to detect planets orbiting stars other than the Sun
where life may exist, and living generations could see the signatures
of extra-terrestrial life being detected. "

(royalsociety.org)

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NASA Beams Beatles' 'Across the Universe' Into Space
"The transmission was aimed at the North Star, Polaris,
which is located 431 light years away from Earth."
"I see that this is the beginning of the new age in which we will communicate with billions of planets across the universe," she (Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono) said." 

Listen to the song and watch the video.
(nasa.gov)

The Beatles - 'Across the Universe'
"Words are flying out like
endless rain into a paper cup
They slither while they pass
They slip away across the universe
Pools of sorrow waves of joy
are drifting thorough my open mind
Possessing and caressing me"

(lyrics007.com)

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FOOD / RECIPE / INSTRUCTIONS

What's for dinner ? - interactive game
- with food vocabulary
(candystand.com)
Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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Madame Tussaud's pays tribute to Michelle Obama
(msnbc.msn.com)

 

Madame Tussauds
"is a wax museum in London with branches in a number of major cities.
It was set up by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud.
It was formerly spelt "Madame Tussaud's",
but the apostrophe is no longer used."
(Wikipedia)

History of Madame Tussauds
- with a VIDEO
(madametussauds.com)

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Up Helly Aa in pictures: Viking festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands
"Up Helly Aa celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian Vikings in the
Shetland Islands and has employed this theme since 1870. Up Helly Aa is
held on the last Tuesday in January every year, whatever the weather."

(telegraph.co.uk)



Up Helly Aa
  "refers to any of a variety of fire festivals held in Shetland, in Scotland,
annually in the middle of winter to mark the end of the yule season.
The festival involves a procession of up to a thousand guizers in Lerwick 
and considerably lower numbers in the more rural festivals, formed into squads
who march through the town or village in a variety of themed costumes...
The procession culminates in the torches being thrown
into a replica Viking longship or galley."

(Wikipedia)

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