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WEBQUESTS

Si vous n'accédez plus aux WEBQUESTS dont le lien commence par :http://www.michellehenry.fr/webquests/ ...,
remplacez le w (minuscule) de webquests par un W (majuscule).
Par exemple : http://www.michellehenry.fr/webquests/Death%20Penalty/deathpenwq.htm
deviendra : http://www.michellehenry.fr/Webquests/Death%20Penalty/deathpenwq.htm

Un bug sur le serveur m'empêche d'accéder au dossier "webquests".
Les webquests vérifiées récemment ne peuvent être affichées que dans le dossier "Webquests".
Je suis désolée pour les désagréments éventuels. J'essaie de remédier à ce problème.

 

A la demande de certains collègues : ajout des ARCHIVES 2008-2011

dont vous trouverez le lien sur cette page

ainsi que sur la page RESCOL

 

ALL CONNECTED with NATURE

We are all connected - WWF - a commercial
"This is the newest TV commercial for WWF. It shows that no mather where
or who you are, you are always connected with nature, more then you imagine.
That is why you have to support it and make sure animals and plants keep on existing in their habitat."

(creativecriminals.com)

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Before / After

Cosmetic Surgery Becoming More Popular
(12th February, 2010)

- a lesson plan
(newsenglishlessons.com)

 

How safe is cosmetic surgery ?
"Cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly popular - there are now
around 100,000 operations in the UK each year.
But for those tempted to improve their looks surgically,
how safe are the procedures?"

(BBC)

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The gardener's love letter
- David Gibbons, Sunday Times, 1972
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

"Lettuce, beetroot to 
each other 
forget those leeks of gossip 
that sprout up now and then ; 
accept my five-carrot ring 
(it’all I can afford on my celery) 
Cos if you ever leave me 
I’ll become a has-bean 
And a vegetable"

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FOOD

11 School Lunches from around the World
(tripbase.com)

USA

UK

(Permanent link)

Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

LOVE / CONDITIONAL

Grenade - Bruno Mars
"The song is about loving someone so deeply, and the pain of knowing that the person you love does not feel the same. The actions in this video serve as a metaphor, and should not be taken literally. I am aware of the power of visual
media, and I encourage everyone who watches this video to understand that it is
an artistic interpretation of the song, and not something to imitate." - Bruno Mars

(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS :
"Easy come, easy go
That's just how you live, oh...
Should've known you was trouble from the first kiss, ...
I’d catch a grenade for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Throw my hand on a blade for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’d jump in front of a train for ya (yeah, yeah , yeah)
You know I'd do anything for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)..."

(directlyrics.com)

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THE KING'S SPEECH :

The King's Speech - mp3 (Trailer)
(Clic droit sur le lien - Enregistrer - Ouvrir)

The King's Speech (WHOLE) - mp3
(Clic droit sur le lien - Enregistrer - Ouvrir)

LINKS


Sent by Nancy HUGHES (Ac. Lille)

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VALIDATION DES COMPETENCES DU NIVEAU A2

Validation des compétences du niveau A2
3 diaporamas vous présentant:
1. Les outils à notre disposition pour construire des séquences actionnelles permettant la validation de la compétence 2 du Livret Personnel de Compétences
2.  Comment transformer une validation de compétences en notes
3.  Un exemple de séquence construit à partir de ces outils.
(Nathalie Cadot - Ac. Martinique)

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Replacing the "N-word" with "Robot" in Huck Finn
- an article and a video

(kickstarter.com)

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SKELLIG MICHAEL
"a steep rocky island in the Atlantic Ocean about 9 miles (14.5 kilometres)
from the coast of County KerryIreland...
The Gaelic monastery, which is situated almost at the summit of
the 230-metre-high rock became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996."
(Wikipedia)
"Perfectly preserved ancient monastery in an impossibly dramatic location
on a rocky island in the Atlantic."
"An incredible, impossible, mad place. I tell you the thing does not belong to any world that you and I have lived and worked in; it is part of our dream world."
- George Bernard Shaw

(atlasobscura.com)

 

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Happy Valentine's Day!
The Chocolate Shop
- interactive card

"Watch our tiny chocolatier conduct a symphony of sweetness."
(jacquielawson.com)

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MURALS

The Murals of Philadelphia - diaporama
"A public art project which encourages local artists to create works utilizing
the city's architecture has beautified the City of Brotherly Love and
created an enduring cultural legacy.
"
(time.com)

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The Royal Wedding :
news, gossip, trivia, facts and merchandise

(theroyalweddingwilliamkate.com)

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The Royal Wedding William & Kate Online Store
with a vast range of souvenirs including MugsBottle OpenersKey Rings
Boxing Gloves
Baby BibsCar FlagsPostcardsFlags/Waving FlagsBalloon
Hats/Bowler hatsCoastersThimbles,PlatesComicsRingsCoins
Jigsaws
 and Caricatures

(theroyalweddingwilliamkate.com)

 

Un business royal - DIAPORAMA
(20minutes.fr)

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Valentine's Day - Cartoons

Peace and Love
(cagle.com)

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HOUSE

Inside a Typical English House
(woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk)

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ADDICTIONS

What are you addicted to ?
+ QUIZ
(eflclassroom.com)

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Recommended by Catherine Serreau (Ac. Versailles)

 

 

WORLD

Human planet - BBC One
"Human Planet is an awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, heart-stopping landmark series that marvels at mankind's incredible relationship with nature in the world today."
(YouTube)

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TEA

How to be English
Making a cup of tea.
(YouTube)

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MUST - MUSTN’T - CAN - SHOULD

Practise the modals MUST - MUSTN’T - CAN - SHOULD
with the following game!
Created by Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen)
Laurence précise :
"Le jeu ne marche pas sous Mozilla Firefox (sinon les pions se remettent
à leur emplacement initial dès qu'on tire une carte! C'est une histoire de scripts)."

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Muse - interview video - The Resistance
"D'un constat amer sur la société daujourdhui, flippée, paranoïaque et dépressive,
le groupe décrit dans cette interview-vidéo son envie de résistance."

(YouTube)

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South Park - Are you going to add me as a friend?
(YouTube)

 

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EDUCATION

RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms
"This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's
Benjamin Franklin award."

(YouTube)

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Recommended by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

 

PUNISHMENT

The "Scold’s Bridle"
"a gruesome mask used as punishment for "rude, clamorous women,"
who were considered to be spending too much gossiping or quarreling
in the Medieval times." 
"Time spent in the bridle was normally allocated as a punishment by a local magistrate. The custom developed in Britain in the 1500s, and spread to some
other European countries, including Germany. When wearing the mask it was impossible to speak. This example has a bell on top to draw even more attention
to the wearer, increasing their humiliation. It was used until the early 1800s
as a punishment in workhouses."

(sciencemuseum.org.uk)

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STAR WARS

STAR WARS: Episode IV. Retold in Iconoscope
"Graphic designer Wayne Dorrington depicted the entire plot to Episode IV
of Star Wars using only nonverbal symbols."
(Neatorama)
Students could write the story.
(9gag.com)

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SPORT

How to play gaelic football
– LISTENING COMPREHENSION
with a VIDEO
Worksheet sent by Hortense de La Roche (Ac. Versailles)

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VIOLENCE

Supergran speaks to the Chron as four are quizzed over bungled raid
on town centre jewellers

"The pensioner who fought off a gang of armed robbers with her handbag
has described how she kept hitting out as a hammer was raised to her."

(northamptonchron.co.uk)

Watch the video :
Granny foils Robbery in Northampton - Supergran!

"A 70 year old plus Gran foils a robbery in Northampton with her handbag
and knocks 2 lads of their moped!"

(YouTube)

 

Woman beats robbers with handbag
(belfasttelegraph.co.uk)

 

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GUNS

Can I borrow the sawn-off shotgun tonight, Dad?
(dailymail.co.uk)

 

A sawn-off gun
is "a shotgun whose barrel(s) has been shortened to give a larger spread,
though with more limited range (often for illegal purposes)"

(wiktionary.org)

 

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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Travel Canada: Travel Prince Edward Island
+ the script under the video
(YouTube)

 

Prince Edward Island - Commercial 1
+ Prince Edward Island - Commercial 2
Students could imagine what they will forget on the island!
(YouTube)

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Thanks to Marie-Christine Silvestri (Ac. Corse)

 

 

SUPER BOWL

Super Bowl XLV photos
(BBC)


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COMMERCIALS

The 10 Funniest Super Bowl Commercials
(oddee.com)

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SUPER BOWL

Green Bay edge out Pittsburgh 31-25
"Green Bay won their fourth Super Bowl with a thrilling 31-25 win
over Pittsburgh in Texas."

(BBC)

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Ground Hog Day - a lesson
A story with questions

(5minuteenglish.com)

(Permanent link)

 

 

Groundhog Day (and Possum Night)
- an animated story with audio

(mightybook.com)

 

Groundhog Day
- a short story with audio
- for beginners
(starfall.com)

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Livret personnel de compétences
- Grilles de références pour l’évaluation et la validation
des compétences du socle commun au palier 2

- Janvier 2011

(english-pe.over-blog.com)

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SUPER BOWL

Super Bowl Ads Generating Super Buzz
- Newsy video
"Part of a new wave of marketing strategies, this year's Super Bowl ads are targeting social media audiences. View transcript >> "
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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PRONUNCIATION

The 'conTROversy' over changing pronunciation
"To language purists they might grate, but new ways of pronouncing words
are spreading in Britain thanks to the influence of US culture."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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SUPER BOWL

What makes Super Bowl special?
"Michael Johnson welcomes Super Bowl to Dallas."
by Michael Johnson 
"Former 200m and 400m Olympic champion and member
of the Super Bowl XLV host committee."

+ a VIDEO
(BBC)

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HAIRSTYLE

Sorry, you can't come to school like THAT:
Haircut that was 'too extreme' for the classroom
.
"He's been told he can't go back to class until he shaved his mop off
or waited for the patterns to grow out...
The advice which the council gives to schools is that they should follow
national guidance, which is "pupils should not be excluded for breaches of
school uniform rules or rules on appearance (for example, relating to
jewellery, body- piercing, hairstyles etc) except where these are persistent
and in open defiance of such rules".

(dailymail.co.uk)

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SUPER BOWL

Super Bowl cartoons
(cagle.com)

 

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Recovery Ambulance
"This cartoon by Andy Davey from The Sun was inspired by news that
ambulances across the UK are being adapted with wider stretchers and lifting
gear to cope with the increasing number of obese patients..."

(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)
+

 

Obese patients 'prompt ambulance fleet revamp'
- an article and a video
(BBC)

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New York City Bans Smoking in Public Places
- Newsy Video

"New York City just passed a ban on smoking in public spaces.
This has caused much debate. View transcript >> "

+ COMMENT
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)



See Information

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DIGITAL NEWSPAPER

“The Daily” Digital Newspaper Launched
(4th February, 2010)
- a lesson plan

(newsenglishlessons.com)

 

Jobs and Murdoch to launch digital newspaper
(businessandleadership.com)

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INTERACTIVE QUIZ

"This Sunday, all eyes will be on Dallas when the Packers and Steelers face off
in the Super Bowl. We can't say much about which team will look better in the
game, but we can take a look at the cities that host them. In this quiz, it's just
up to you to figure out if the clue refers to Pittsburgh or Green Bay."

(mentalfloss.com)

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Libraries v. internet

Are libraries finished? Five arguments for and against
Libraries v. internet - who wins?
+ a video
(BBC)

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SUPER BOWL

Super Bowl dreams
"Players around world speak of love for the game...
In the run up to Sunday's big game in Dallas, BBC News spoke to players
in France, Uruguay and Russia to find out how they got into American football
and what they would give to play in the big final of the sport."

(BBC)


Super Bowl XLV 
"will be the 45th annual edition of the Super Bowl in American football, and the
41st annual championship game of the modern-era National Football League (NFL). The game, to be played on February 6, 2011, will pit the AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers against the NFC champion Green Bay Packers to decide the NFL
champion for the 2010 season.
The game will be held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas"
(Wikipedia)

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Queen 'approves' of King's Speech
"The Queen has appeared to have given her blessing to the Oscar-nominated
film The King's Speech, which portrays her father King George VI."

(BBC)

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GUNS

"Un petit garçon de 11 ans teste un fusil à lunette lors de la
Safari Club International Convention

à Reno, Nevada, le 29 janvier 2011."

(20minutes.fr)

 

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Punxsutawney Phil, la marmotte star
"a prédit un printemps 2011 précoce, Pennsylvanie, le 2 février 2011."

(20minutes.fr)
Listen to the pronunciation of Punxsutawney.
(answers.com)

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Mayer Hawthorne - Green-Eyed Love
(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
"My love, my green-eyed love...
They say, they say, they say 
You're no good for me 
But I know, I know that's a lie"

(lyricsmania.com)



Mayer Hawthorne 
"is a singerproducersongwriterarrangeraudio engineerDJrapper and 
multi-instrumentalist
based in Los Angeles, CaliforniaUSA."

(Wikipedia)

Absinthe 
"is historically described as a distilled, highly alcoholic (45–74% ABV) beverage.
  It is an anise-flavoured spirit derived from herbs, including the flowers and
leaves of the herb Artemisia absinthium, commonly referred to as "grande wormwood", together with green anise and sweet fennel. Absinthe traditionally
has a natural green colour but can also be colourless. It is commonly referred to
in historical literature as la fée verte (the Green Fairy)."
(Wikipedia)

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AIRPORTS

Mice trained for airport security
"Mice are being trained to detect would-be bombers
and drug couriers at airports...
The device was tested last year on 1,000 shoppers in a Tel Aviv shopping mall
when the mice successfully picked out 22 people carrying mock explosives. "

(telegraph.co.uk)

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HEDGE FUND MANAGERS

Masters of the universe: meet the world's best-paid men
"Who are these men? They are called hedge fund managers - in other words,
they are investors who buy and sell all manner of financial instruments with the express aim of making money for their clients, and for themselves."

+ What can you buy for $4bn ?
+ Hedge fund rich list 2009
(BBC)


Salary gap

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New York smoking ban extended to parks and coastlines
"It will give the city's Parks Department the power to impose fines similar to
those used for minor offences like begging or public urination.
They carry fines of under $100 (£62)...
Smoking is also prohibited in Los Angeles city parks and
in Chicago parks with playgrounds. "
(BBC)

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Malawi to Punish Breaking Wind in Public
(3rd February, 2011)
- a lesson plan

(breakingnewsenglish.com)



African country set to make breaking wind a crime
"The crime will be enforceable in a new 'Local Court' system which will also
have powers to punish a range of other crimes in the bill set to be debated
in the country's parliament.
These include insulting the modesty of a woman, challenging to fight a duel,
and trespassing on a burial place. 
It also outlaws pretending to be a fortune teller."
(dailymail.co.uk)



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Kepler - a search for habitable planets
"NASA's first mission capable of finding Earth-size planets around other stars...
The Kepler Mission, NASA Discovery mission #10, is specifically designed to survey a portion of our region of the Milky Way galaxy to discover dozens of
Earth-size planets in or near the habitable zone and determine how many of
the billions of stars in our galaxy have such planets."
See MULTIMEDIA and EDUCATION.
NEWS - 02/01/2011 :
"NASA Finds Earth-size Planet Candidates
in Habitable Zone, Six Planet System.
"
(kepler.nasa.gov)


Kepler mission spies the phases of a planet

(20minutes.fr)

The Kepler Mission 
"is a NASA space observatory designed to discover Earth-like planets 
orbiting other stars... Kepler uses a photometer developed by NASA to
continuously monitor the brightness of over 145,000[8] main sequence stars 
in a fixed field of view."

(Wikipedia)

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GROUNDHOG DAY

The history of Groundhog Day
"Groundhog Day may be associated with the 1993 Bill Murray film,
but its origins lie with German settlers in the 18th century."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Logical Song by Supertramp - Lesson Plan
"Duration: 3-4 periods ( each period lasts for 40 minutes )
Aims:
- to practice listening comprehension
- to learn more adjectives describing people and their emotion
- to learn the poetic device – rhyming in songs
- to explore more information related to teen problems."

(engres.ied.edu.hk)

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VIDEO GAMES

Lexique du jeu video - infographie
(webactus.net)

 

Personnages de jeux video
(laboiteverte.fr)



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Compilation de ressources sur le film "The King's Speech"
(crdp.ac-dijon.fr)

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POLICE

Crime map - a cartoon
(thesun.co.uk)

Crime map - a cartoon
(dailymail.co.uk)

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Groundhog Day Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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AIRPORTS

British airports get first holographic helpers
"Two UK airports have become the first in the world
to introduce holographic announcers."

at Manchester and London Luton airports 
An article + a VIDEO
(telegraph.co.uk)

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LANGUAGE

Baba Brinkman & Professor Elemental - What's Your English?
"Watch Rapconteur Baba Brinkman versus hip hop emcee Professor Elemental 
in a rap battle ’tween British and Canadian English."
(macmillandictionaryblog.com)
or on YouTube

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Oliver Twist
Activities - Learning resources - Themes - Teacher centre

- with a Glossary
(filmeducation.org)

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BASKETBALL

'The Black Mamba' - The trailer
Starring Kobe Bryant, Bruce Willis, Danny Trejo, and more. 
Directed by Robert Rodriguez.
A Nike Basketball Production.
(YouTube)
"Kobe Bryant is known as ‘The Black Mamba’, referring to the fierce serpent known for its uncanny ability to strike at any moment with pinpoint accuracy."

(creativecriminals.com)

 

Kobe Bean Bryant (born August 23, 1978)
"is an American professional basketball player who plays shooting guard for
the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA)."

(Wikipedia) 

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HYPERMARKET

Welcome to Tomorrow's Hypermarket
See the innovations at the real,- Future Store
+ A journey into the future of retail
(future-store.org)
+ a VIDEO : Is this the supermarket of the future ?
with COMMENTS
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)


Interactive floor

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AFGHANISTAN

USS Abraham Lincoln provides air support to Afghanistan
"When British troops in Helmand need air support, it doesn't only come
from airfields within Afghanistan itself - it may come from a floating
runway 500 miles away...
The USS Abraham Lincoln does not only carry fighter aircraft.
It is an entire air force at sea."

(BBC)

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GUNS

Gun dealers sell pistols 'without background check'
"Undercover New York City investigators bought high-powered pistols from
an Arizona gun fair without undergoing a background check, officials said...
The show was held two weeks after six were killed in a shooting
at an Arizona congresswoman's constituent meeting...
Federal law prohibits convicted criminals, mentally ill individuals
and drug abusers from owning guns."

(BBC)

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BANK ROBBERY

California's 'Geezer Bandit' strike for the 13th time
"An 'elderly' thief, who is nicknamed the 'Geezer Bandit', is being hunted by
police in California after he pulled off his thirteenth bank robbery."

(telegraph.co.uk)
VOCABULARY :
- to hunt / to elude / to rob / to threaten / to disclose / to escape
- thief / bank robbery / branch / cashier / investigator / witness /
reward / arrest / CCTV footage / pistol / raid / outfit / disguise

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Keren Ann : My name is trouble
(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS :
"My name is trouble my first name’s a mess
No need to greet me I’m here to confess...
I'm petrified of emptiness a lot of signs of loneliness"

(sweetslyrics.com)

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Dog takes bullets to save owner
"Max (the dog) leapt to defend him from armed robbers,
taking three bullets along the way."

(thestar.com)

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 Séquence sur 'Million Dollar Baby'
(avec la correction)
envoyée par Amélie Silvert (Ac. Lille)

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PHOBIAS

The World's Weirdest Phobias
(mental.healthguru.com)

 

From garlic to clouds, can you spot which fears are real ?
- interactive quiz
(mental.healthguru.com)

(Permanent link)

 

 

Biography of Edgar Allan Poe
(poestories.com)

Edgar Allan Poe Biography
(YouTube)

Read about Edgar Allan Poe's Life
+ Interactive quiz

Created by Amélie Silvert (Ac. Lille)

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'The King's Speech' - a study guide
+ Teachers' Notes

(filmeducation.org)

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TV

Television, the Drug of the Nation
- The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy 
(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
"T.V. it  satellite links 
our United States of Unconsciousness 
Apathetic therapeutic and extremely addictive 
The methadone metronome pumping out 
150 channels 24 hours a day 
you can flip through all of them 
and still there's nothing worth watching" 

(artists.letssingit.com)

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ADDICTIONS

Addictions
by Philippe Hattais (Ac. Créteil)
(a6.idata.over-blog.com)

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