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FEBRUARY 2010
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PART 2

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Le fond d'écran de cette page
est un 'screenshot' du film AVATAR.


Demander, donner et obtenir des informations personnelles
pour se présenter ou présenter quelqu'un et parler de ses goûts.

- a worksheet
Sent by Bettina Ghobrial (Ac. Versailles)

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Ireland
"Marion talks about her home country."
TEXT + AUDIO + Comprehension Quiz
(elllo.org)

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Interactive investigator - a game
(virtualmuseum.ca)

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FBI investigates...A Strange Flashlight
"Follow a case from start to finish as it makes its way
through various units of the FBI Laboratory." 

- the crime
- initial response
- the investigation
- laboratory results

(fbi.gov)

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We Are The World 25 For Haiti - Official Video
(YouTube)

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Food around the world
Click on TOPIC/THEME on the left
/
TOPIC, THEMED and CROSS-CURRICULAR RESOURCES /
Various Topics & Themes  
(Primary Resources)

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The Entire Alice and Wonderland Story in One Tattoo
(neatorama.com)

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Nelson Mandela
- A brief biography of Nelson Mandela's life.  

(YouTube)

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Nelson Mandela - a lesson plan - with AUDIO
Word Doc | PDF | MP3 Listening | Online Exercise

(wbx.me)

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Diaporama sur la forme exclamative en anglais :
Play with your food!
- jeux étonnants avec la nourriture
(création Agnès Pihuit Imbert - Ac. Nantes)

Cliquer sur "construction-phrases" à gauche.

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The Chubb Chubbs
(YouTube)

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The fanny pack (CanadaUS), 
"belt pack
 (US), belly bag (US), Buffalo pouch (US), hip sack (US), hip pack (UK), or bum bag (UK, Oceania),moon bag (South Africa), the Joe bag, or man bag,
is a small fabric pouch secured with a zipper and worn at the waist
by a strap around the hips or waist...
Today, fanny packs are often worn by hikers and bicycle riders. "

(Wikipedia)

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Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
Vocabulary and grammar worksheet + Worksheet 2
Sent by Bettina Ghobrial (Ac. Versailles)

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London
- Find the names corresponding to the descriptions
List of places : 10 Downing Street – The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
– Buckingham Palace – Hyde Park – Saint Paul’s Cathedral – Piccadilly Circus
– Chinatown – Westminster Abbey

Sent by Bettina Ghobrial (Ac. Versailles)

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Wallace and Gromit - A Grand Day out
- a worksheet
Sent by Bettina Ghobrial (Ac. Versailles)

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The Simpsons - a worksheet
Vocabulary : the family

Sent by Bettina Ghobrial (Ac. Versailles)

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School rules
(hcsb.k12.fl.us)

School rules
All pupils are expected to / should / must / It is important that /
are not permitted / are not allowed / may not /
 No bullying ... will be tolerated. / unacceptable / will not accept / cannot
(sloughgrammar.berks.sch.uk)

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Blaxploitation
"is a film genre that emerged in the United States in the early 1970s when many exploitation films were made that targeted an audience of urban black
people
; the word itself is a portmanteau of the words "black" and "exploitation...
When set in the Northeast or West Coast of the U.S., Blaxploitation films tend to
take place in the ghetto, dealing with hit mendrug dealers and pimps... 
Ethnic slurs
 against whites (e.g. "honky"), and negative white characters like
corrupt cops, politicians, prostitutes and easily fooled organized crime members
were common. Blaxploitation films set in the South often take place
on a plantation, dealing with slavery and miscegenation...
Blaxploitation includes several types of films..."

See the list of blaxploitation films
(Wikipedia)

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Across 110th Street by Bobby Womack
"I was the third brother of five,
Doing whatever I had to do to survive.
I'm not saying what I did was alright,
Trying to break out of the ghetto was a day to day fight..."

(stlyrics.com)
Listen to the song.
(YouTube)

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A new page :

SPEED DATING

Vocabulary - Lesson plans -
Stories - Cartoons - Songs - Videos

 

VocabAhead Study Room
"provides a distraction free environment with over 1000 difficult words explained using Vocabulary Videos and Flash Cards. More vocab videos continuously added. Join us, it's FREE!

(vocabahead.com)

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor - I Won't Change You
- The video is about speed dating.
(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
"I used to change my accent, change my stance 
My phone number, the way I dance...
I used to think I had to change the way I am...
I used to change my style like I changed my mind" 
   
(azlyrics.com)

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Royal Shrovetide Football
"occurs annually on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday in the town of Ashbourne
in Derbyshire, England. It has been played since at least the 12th century...
One of the most popular origin theories suggests the macabre notion that the
'ball' was originally a severed head tossed into the waiting crowd
following an execution."

Read the rules.
(Wikipedia)

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Convict escapes using spoon
"A violent criminal used a spoon to dig her way out of a Dutch prison...
The 35-year-old woman, held for an unspecified "violent crime", fled
on Saturday night through a tunnel she had dug with a spoon."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Thad and Sarah Lawrence use Photoshop to create
a (hilarious) surreal photo album documenting their relationship

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Flying into the future: New Zealand company to make personal jet packs
The jet pack "is capable of travelling 30 miles in 30 minutes on a full tank of fuel.
And recent tests have seen the newest model reach heights
of up to 2,400 metres and top speeds of 60mph. "

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Falkland Islands: Oil boom or no oil boom?
"Anticipation of a big oil find off the coast of the Falkland Islands
is once again reaching fever pitch."

(BBC)


Falkland Islands
"The islands are a self-governing Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom."

(Wikipedia)

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Garage sale
(hillcountryoutdoors.com)

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What does infamous mean? Listen.
Quote:
Dusty: "What does that mean? Infamous?"
Ned: "Ah, Dusty! Infamous is when you're more than famous!
This guy El Guapo is not just famous, he's IN-famous!"

(entertonement.com)

infamous
= ill-famed: known widely and usually unfavorably; "a notorious gangster"

(wordnetweb.princeton.edu)

infamous
= having a bad reputation; of bad report; notoriously vile; detestable

"He was an infamous traitor."
(en.wiktionary.org)

infamous
= "means well-known, renowned. An infamous activity generally is one which
is perceived negatively - something that has an extremely bad reputation."

(highered.mcgraw-hill.com)

 

 

The ten most valuable comic books in the world
(telegraph.co.uk)

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CLASSROOM DEBATE RUBRIC
(mh034.k12.sd.us)

General Conversation Gambits
(ocw.mit.edu)

EXPRESSIONS FOR CONVERSATION AND PERSONAL COMMENT
(iaeste.mldesign.net)

Debates - Expressions enregistrées
(albert-thomas.org)

Debate Ideas for Use in American English
(paulnoll.com)

  1. Some Debate Rules
  2. How to Agree and Disagree
  3. Advice on Debating with Others

Sites recommended by Chantal Robin (Ac. Rennes)

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Podcards : Worksheets + mp3
Instructions -
England - Wales - Scotland - Ireland - Canada - USA - Australia
(select-language.com)

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Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals
"contains a series of movie segments and activities to assess or practice grammar points through fun, challenging exercises. Here you will find the movie segments,
the lesson plans, printable worksheets with answer key for each activity, and the
tips to develop your own grammar activities with the DVDs you have at home.
New activities are posted regularly. Teaching grammar with movie segments
is inspiring and highly motivating."

(moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.com)

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MOVIE SEGMENTS FOR WARM-UPS AND FOLLOW-UPS
"THIS BLOG CONTAINS A SERIES OF MOVIE SEGMENTS TO BE USED
TO BRAINSTORM, WARM UP, FOLLOW UP, AND ACTIVATE SCHEMATA, PREPARING THE STUDENTS FOR THE TOPIC THAT WILL BE DISCUSSED IN CLASS. HERE YOU WILL FIND THE SEGMENTS, THE LESSON PLANS, AND VARIED TOPICS TO FOSTER CONVERSATION. YOU MAY USE THE ACTIVITIES FOR A FULL TWO-HOUR CLASS OR THEY CAN BE USED SEPARATELY TO BRAINSTORM OR WRAP UP THE TOPIC, FOCUSING
ON CONVERSATION, VOCABULARY AND LISTENING COMPREHENSION."

(warmupsfollowups.blogspot.com)

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Debate in the Classroom - LINKS
(webenglishteacher.com)

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Immigration Explorer - interactive map
"Select a foreign-born group to see how they settled across the United States."

(nytimes.com)

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Practice context clues to solve the mystery of the missing hat.
- Interactive Whiteboard Lesson - animated

Reading Comprehension
(learningtoday.com)

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Vocabulary - Multiple Meaning Words Lesson - An animation
(learningtoday.com)
Site recommended by Jürgen Wagner

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Procrastination - Definitions - An animation
"An investigative and exploratory hands-on gloves-off study into the practice
of putting things 'off''. Sometimes the only way to get something done is
to do two dozen other things first."

(vimeo.com)



Procrastination
  "refers to the deferment of actions or tasks to a later time."
(Wikipedia)

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Amnesty International - Teleshop
(tellyads.com)

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World Congress Against the Death Penalty to Be Held February 24-26 2010
"Geneva, Switzerland will serve as a host to the 4th World Congress Against
the Death Penalty and over 1000 abolitionists from across the world..."

(ncadp.org)

Ethics guide : Capital punishment
(BBC)

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Jungle Jail - an animation
"A young prisioner comes into a crazy jail, where everything could happen.
Smaller and weaker than the others, he becomes the scapegoat of the place.
One day, everything changes, and he finally turns into the Big Boss..."

(YouTube)

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Toy gun
(culturepub.fr)

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Andy Warhol Tribute
(YouTube)

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The Lady and the Reaper - an animation
A fight between life and death

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It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s the First Million Dollar Comic Book!
First Superman Comic Shatters All Records with Unprecedented $1,000,000 SaleRare Action Comics #1 Unveiled in New York

(comicconnect.com)

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William Turner 
(1789 – 1862)
"was an English painter who specialised in watercolour landscapes.
He was a contemporary of the more famous artist J. M. W. Turner 
and his style was not dissimilar."
(Wikipedia) 

Paintings in the Tate Gallery
(tate.org.uk)

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William Turner Artist painter of light
J. M. W. Turner (1775 - 1851)
"Perhaps the most famous English Romantic landscape artist." 

(j-m-w-turner.co.uk)

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Retirees ahead 
The US community that revolutionised retirement.
The original playground for America's elderly.
"It's the perfect beginning to the end of your life."

(BBC)

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Men vs Woman : gender role and gender gap

- a worksheet and
- a PowerPoint presentation created by Florence Duperray
(with the help of Marie-Madeleine Cloup Speer)

(Académie de Lyon)

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Interactive Book - Chores and Adverbs of Frequency
"Un livre interactif sur les corvées que l’on fait rarement / parfois /
souvent / toujours ou bien que l’on ne fait pas du tout!"

Créé par Laurence HAQUET
(Académie de Rouen)

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Pour les collègues qui enseignent en ZEP...

La classe sensible. ZEP. Par Anne ROUMANOFF
Restons zen!
(YouTube)

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Utiliser le baladeur MP3 en classe
- Compte rendu de l’expérimentation baladodiffusion, podcasting
"J’ai choisi d’axer la présentation de celui-ci (ce projet) autour de 2 séquences
dans 4 classes différentes mises en œuvre entre janvier et fin mai ; le premier trimestre 2008-2009 étant consacré à la mise en place du projet."
(lyc-bleriot.ac-aix-marseille.fr)

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HUMAN BIOLOGY

Oxidate It Or Love It / Electron to the Next One
"Stanford University students Derrick Davis and Tom McFadden made
this rap video about metabolism. It’s called “Oxidate It or Love It/Electron
to the Next One” and is a parody of 50 Cent’s “Hate It or Love It” and Jay-Z’s
“On to the Next One.”"

(YouTube)

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'Bang, you're dead' by Alfred Hitchcock - a worksheet
(Yvan Baptiste)

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Jane Eyre - the film
based on the 1847 novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.
A study guide

(filmeducation.org)

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Linking words - interactive book
(mrsassier.perso.sfr.fr)

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Mark Gungor - Men's Brain Women's Brain
(YouTube)

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Annette can't come to the phone...
(cartoonstock.com)

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A domestic disagreement
Text + Activities
(macmillanenglish.com)

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The Present perfect with Daniel Seddiqui.
"Perhaps, you have seen this young man on TV.
Read his intro and work on his unique experience."
Activities created by Renée Maufroid.

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Service at sword point at "Ninja" restaurant
"Waitresses wield swords and flare flames at diners, who have to get past
a moat before sitting at their table in the dimly lit dining hall...
Ninjas were mercenaries who resorted to unusual warfare strategies such as espionage, sabotage and assassination from as far back as 700 years ago in
feudal Japan. They remain a common, enduring theme in Japanese folklore...
Ninja competes with restaurants that specialize in airliner,
dinosaur and toilet decor in a city teeming with theme diners. "

(reuters.com)

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Zana and Max: the £200,000 comic book Eurocrats saving the world
"A comic book featuring the adventures of two fictional European Commission bureaucrats is being sent to homes and schools
(in the UK and across the Continent) at a cost of £200,000 to the taxpayer."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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RCMP investigate possible threat to athletes at Whistler
"The Mounties should not have publicized the possible threat...
There could be something...
Security forces would be acutely sensitive to any potential threat
against an athletes village in the Olympics...
Prof. Byers said he could not speculate who the target of a threat might be...
Police may have helped reduce fears of terrorism...
People may have noticed when the police were searching."
(ctvolympics.ca)

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The Astronomy Rap!
- with the lyrics on the right of the video
"I like to hang outside with my telescope...
Just look at the sky, and it'll blow your mind
It's so beautiful it inspires all of mankind."

(YouTube)
Page recommended by J-Marc Brauer (Ac. Lyon)

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Cupola
"provides a pressurised observation and work area for the Space Station crew
giving visibility to support, the control of the space station remote manipulator
system and general external viewing of the Earth,
celestial objects and visiting vehicles."

(esa.int)
Page recommended by J-Marc Brauer (Ac. Lyon)

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US school accused of web spying
"Parents in the US have accused a school of spying on children
by remotely activating webcams on laptops."

(BBC)

Teachers complain of 'e-spying'
"Teaching unions are complaining that e-safety software is
increasingly being used to keep track of their members.
They say thousands of teachers are having their every mouse-click
monitored, eroding trust. "

(BBC)

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A picnic...
Worksheet
+ Picture 1 + Picture 2 + Picture 3 + Picture 4

(Armelle Meyer - Ac. Bordeaux)

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Gender Stereotyping of Women in the Media
(YouTube)

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Understanding Men... Beer Comercial - Funny
(YouTube)

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H.R. Giger Cake
"The cake is named for the designer who gave us the Alien from Alien.
Perfect for the wedding of two avid sci-fi fans, this confection features
two Chestbursters dressed for matrimony on top!"

(neatorama.com)

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Simulation d'écluse - Jeu interactif
(pragmasoft.be)

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Paper Dolls - Movie stars
Useful for descriptions
(100megsfree4.com)

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Dickens World Education - Teacher Resources
DW Educational Packages
Teacher Guide 'Victorian Children'
'Victorian Children' - Worksheet 1
Victorian Children - Lesson Plan
Charles Dickens Timeline

(dickensworld.co.uk)

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Charles Dickens Timeline - Animation
(dickensworld.co.uk)

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A Healthy Lifestyle: Exercise - Video Snapshot
"Watch this video clip on the topic of health and exercise,
and then answer the (interactive) questions based on what you see and hear."

+ Discussion Question
(esl-lab.com)
ee A Healthy Lifestyle

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Meeting People - Video Snapshot
"Watch this video clip and answer the (interactive) questions
based on what you see and hear."

+ Discussion Question
(esl-lab.com)

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Winter Camping - Video Snapshot
"Watch this video clip and answer the (interactive) questions
based on what you see and hear."

+ Discussion Question
(esl-lab.com)

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Marmite takes Manhattan
"Marmite and other humble British foods are taking New York by storm."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Childhood obesity - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (1984)
"is a picture book by the American author Chris Van Allsburg consisting of a
series of unrelated, highly detailed images in the author's distinctive style.
Each image is accompanied by a title and a single line of text,
which compel readers to create their own stories."

(Wikipedia)



The "Solved" Mysteries of Harris Burdick
by Chris Van Allsburg 
"Students have been asked to consider one of the images, its title and its caption
and then to propose a possible story that tells what happened
before and after the corresponding image."

(hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca)

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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."

"Une grande partie de la fiche est (volontairement) transférable
à nombre de video. Plus particulierement le document : videowork."

(Cécile Clavel - Ac. Toulouse)

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Fantastic Mr. Fox - The film
Animal instincts

(damaris.org)

Review: Fantastic Mr. Fox is Worth the Price of Admission
(film.com)

Fantastic Mr Fox is Wes Anderson back to his eccentric best
(guardian.co.uk)

Sites recommended by Catherine Serreau
(Académie de Versailles)

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Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
Online Games / Comprehensive Unit Plan /
Crossword Puzzle
/ Classroom Ideas
(roalddahlfans.com)

Fantastic Mr. Fox - Unit
Online activities - Printable activities - Vocabulary list -
Lesson plans - Worksheet - Story map...

(mce.k12tn.net)

Learning with Fantastic Mr. Fox - Activity
(puffin.co.uk)

Sites recommended by Catherine Serreau
(Académie de Versailles)

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Guns and America
- A Brief History of the United States of America

(YouTube)

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I like guns - Steve Lee
- with the lyrics
(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
(ilikeguns.com.au)

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Context - Plot - Character - Themes - Sample question :
Revise / Videos / Tests

(BBC)

Site recommended by Béatrice Monnier
(Académie d'Orléans-Tours)

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - a lesson plan
(english-teaching.co.uk)

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - a teacher's guide
(us.penguingroup.com)

Pages recommended by Catherine Serreau
(Académie de Versailles)

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Graphic novels and Comic books
(artbomb.net)

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17 Sensational, Free and Downloadable Graphic Novels
(dailybits.com)

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(BBC)

UFOs: more top secret files released
- with a VIDEO
"The Ministry of Defence have released more of its intriguing files
on UFO sightings, including a flying Toblerone and an object hovering
over former Conservative leader Michael Howard's house."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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PleaseRobMe website reveals dangers of social networks
"Charity Crimestoppers advises people to think carefully
about the information they choose to share on the internet.
"We urge users of Twitter, Facebook or other social networks
to stop and think before posting personal details online that
could leave them vulnerable to crimes including burglary
and identity theft," said a spokesperson."

(BBC)

Please Rob Me
"Listing all those empty homes out there.
Check out the same results on Twitter search."

(pleaserobme.com)

Crimestoppers
"Crimestoppers is an independent charity working to fight crime."

(crimestoppers-uk.org)

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St Patrick's Day - Games
"Looking for some holiday fun?
We have lots of things for you to do!"

(primarygames.com)
For beginners and "SEGPA"

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Livres animés Didapages - LIENS
"Le logiciel Didapages permet de créer facilement
des livres multimédia et interactifs utilisant la technologie Flash."

(anglais.ac-aix-marseille.fr)

Didapages - Présentation
(fruitsdusavoir.org)

Logiciels - Didapages: livres interactifs multimédia
(Ac. Martinique)

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UFO 'sightings' revealed in archive files from 1990s
"Thousands of UFOs have been spotted in the last 20 years around the UK,
according to newly released documents."
- with a slideshow

(BBC)



Strange sightings and close encounters
"The latest release of once top-secret documents regarding UFO sightings
in the UK sees another round of odd sketches, strange sightings
and close encounters set free into the public domain."

(BBC)

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Designed for heavy, wet snow
(cagle.com)



SO MUCH SNOW... by all the top cartoonists! 
(cagle.com)

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The stolen generation by Cathy C. (from Melbourne)
- with VIDEOS
"L'expression « Générations volées » (Stolen Generations ou Stolen Children), désigne les enfants d'Aborigènes australiens et d'indigènes du Détroit de Torres enlevés de force à leurs parents par le gouvernement australien
depuis 1869 jusqu'en 1969 environ."
 
See Fanny in Australia
(Marielle Bianchi - Ac. Toulouse / mousepotato.over-blog.com)

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A Wizard's Book of Potions
Use it to teach:
(1) How to . . .
(2) Cooking vocabulary such as boil, stir, pour and add.
(3) First, Next, and Finally.

(bogglesworldesl.com)

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Grandparents Increase Risk of Obesity in Children
- a lesson plan
WARM-UPS : GRANDPARENTS
/ GRANDMA KNOWS BEST /
OBESITY / OVERWEIGHT / WEIGHT
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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A big week in sports
(cagle.com)

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Cooking - Quiz to print
"Can you work out which word belongs to which picture?"
Find : a spatula; a sieve; a saucepan; a frying pan; a wok;
an oven; a hob; to chop; to slice; to dice; to boil; to roast

"A clue: pictures A-G are pieces of equipment and the rest are verbs!"
(BBC)

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Cooking verbs - with pictures
+ the words
(en.lernu.net)



Cooking verbs
(learnamericanenglishonline.com)

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Kitchen
packaging, glassware, dinnerware, silverware, kitchen utensils,
cooking utensils, domestic appliances, coffee makers

(visual.merriam-webster.com)

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Kitchen utensils
(visual.merriam-webster.com)

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OLYMPICS - Cartoons

Hurry!
(cagle.com)

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New superheroes :
Lesson plan
+ Worksheets + Audio
(British Council)

+ Ground Zero's comic book heroes
(BBC)

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Lost Generation - a poem by Jonathan Reed
"Read the message, then read it again in reverse.
Which generation do you belong in?"

(YouTube)


"Jonathan Reed won second place in AARP's U@50 video contest launched in 2007.  Contestants were asked to create 2-minute video describing their vision of the
future; what life would be like by the time they turned 50. Reed was inspired
by the Argentinian political advertisement "The Truth"
 
(passionatelycurious.typepad.com)

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Social media and mobile internet use among teens and young adults
"Two Pew Internet Project surveys of teens and adults reveal a decline in blogging among teens and young adults and a modest rise among adults 30 and older.
Even as blogging declines among those under 30, wireless connectivity continues
to rise in this age group, as does social network use. Teens ages 12-17 do not use Twitter in large numbers, though high school-aged girls show the greatest
enthusiasm for the application..."  

(pewinternet.org) 

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Ecotourism
"essentially means responsible travel to natural areas that conserves
the environment and improves the well-being of local people.
Have a look at the article, poem, word game, cartoon, trivia and links."
(British Council)

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10 Unbelievable Upside Down Houses
(weburbanist.com)
Page recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 
"is a 2003 superhero film. It is a film adaptation of the acclaimed comic book
  limited series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore
  who is also famous for WatchmenV for Vendetta and From Hell...
It is an action adventure film set late in the late 19th century, featuring an
assortment of fictional literary characters appropriate to the period, who act as Victorian Era superheroes. In so doing it draws on the works of Jules Verne
H. G. WellsBram StokerSir Arthur Conan DoyleH. Rider Haggard
Herman Melville
Oscar WildeRobert Louis StevensonEdgar Allan Poe
Gaston Leroux
 and Mark Twain.
(Wikipedia)

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Commercial spoof of the anti-mosquito laser system
by the Groen Brothers.

(flixxy.com)

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Mosquito laser gun offers new hope on malaria
"Mosquitoes... kill nearly 1m people a year through malaria...
The WMD laser works by detecting the audio frequency created by the beating
of mosquito wings. A computer triggers the laser beam, the mosquito’s wings
are burnt off and its smoking carcass falls to the ground."

(timesonline.co.uk)

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An Australian grandmother has survived a shark attack
by repeatedly punching and kicking the animal.

"She was snorkelling near the Whitsunday Islands off the coast
of Queensland in eastern Australia when the attack happened."

+ a VIDEO
(BBC)
Vocabulary :
attack / punch / kick / bite / rip off / maul

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(audio-lingua.eu)

Braxton talks about the tradition of Easter in the USA

Molly explains the tradition of Easter

Jessica explains what she and her family usually do on Easter.

 

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David talks about the legend of St Patrick and the parade in Dublin.


(audio-lingua.eu)

Graham talks about St Patrick's Day across the world
(audio-lingua.eu)

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Jessica talks about St Valentine
and what people usually do on Valentine’s Day

(audio-lingua.eu)

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WINTER OLYMPIC SPORTS
- a worksheet
for beginners
(foreignlanguagehouse.com)
Page recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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America in the 50ties
"Here are six pages about life in America in the 50ties.
Explore the photos, watch the videos , play the games, you'll learn a lot!"

Created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

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Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop
"The latter half of the 20th century saw the built environment merged with
media space, and architecture taking on new roles related to branding,
image and consumerism. Augmented reality may recontextualise the
functions of consumerism and architecture, and change in the way
in which we operate within it. 
A film produced for my final year Masters in Architecture, part of a
larger project about the social and architectural consequences
of new media and augmented reality."

(vimeo.com)

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