FEBRUARY - PART 1
RESCOL

FEBRUARY 2011
NEW SITES
- PART 2



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US / GB

Food : US and GB differences
(YouTube)

US/GB
chips / crisps
eggplant / aubergine
zucchini / courgette
cooky / biscuit

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US / GB

Clothes : US and GB differences
(YouTube)

US/GB
sweater/jumper
sneakers/trainers
pants/trousers

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VICTORIAN TIMES

Victorian women criminals' records show harsh justice of 19th century
"– such as five years in jail for stealing one rasher of bacon"
(telegraph.co.uk)

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IED / SIDEWALK RAGE

Intermittent explosive disorder (abbreviated IED)
"is a behavioral disorder characterized by extreme expressions of anger, often to
the point of uncontrollable rage, that are disproportionate to the situation at hand."

(Wikipedia)

 

Sidewalk Rage Common in Big Cities
(24th February, 2011)
- a lesson plan

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

 

Get Out of My Way, You Jerk!
"Researchers Study 'Sidewalk Rage,' Seeking Insights on Anger's Origins and Coping Techniques"
ARTICLE + AUDIO

(online.wsj.com)

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PRONUNCIATION

SPIN and SPELL
(spinandspell.com)

Recommended by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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ZOMBIES

Zombie Love Song
The LYRICS are under the video.

(YouTube)

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PRESENT PERFECT

Never been to Athens
"I've never been to Athens
I've never been to Rome
Never been anywhere that ever felt like home..."

(mp3lyrics.org)
- UPDATED !!!
Alphanaut - "Never Been To Athens"
(YouTube)
The poem (a little different) - UPDATED !!!

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GUNS

Universities in Texas 'to allow students to carry guns on campus'
"Universities in Texas are set to be forced to allow students and academics to
carry guns on campus, in a victory for a firearms lobby unbowed after
last month’s massacre in Arizona."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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TATTOOS

Thinking of inking ? - Guide to tattoos
What will it look like?

(washingtonpost.com)

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ZOMBIES / VALENTINE / CARDS

Zombie Valentine's Linocut - Cards
(quinkyart.com)

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The way to happiness illustrated
- a poster
(apume.org)

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The World Is Obsessed With Facebook
- An informational motion graphics piece
(vimeo.com)

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GUNS

Should We Have Concealed Carry on Campus? 
January 31st, 2011
Article + Video
(concealedcampus.org)

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New Zealand earthquake: Christchurch deaths rise to 75
"The earthquake struck at a shallow depth of 5km (3.1 miles) on Tuesday
lunchtime, when the South Island city was at its busiest."

+ a VIDEO
+ PICTURES
(BBC)

 

2011 Christchurch earthquake
"a 6.3-magnitude earthquake... struck the Canterbury region in New Zealand's 
South Island
 at 12:51 p.m. on 22 February 2011 local time ." 

(Wikipedia)

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TEXTING / DRIVING

Man who was texting behind wheel drives off Danvers bridge
and into river

in Massachusetts
The driver "managed to escape the car and make his way to the shoreline,
and was transported to Beverly Hospital, treated, and released."

(boston.com)

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FAMILY

Indian man with 39 wives
in Baktawang, Mizoram, India
"Indian man has 94 children and 33 grandchildren under one roof...
The family, all 167 of them, consumes around 200lb of rice
and more than 130lb of potatoes a day.  "

(telegraph.co.uk)

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POLICE / DESCRIPTION

Mankind: Exceptional hair
"MANKIND is a grooming studio for men in Toronto. 
‘Suspect Description’
 is about a burglary in Sak’s Fine Food Store.
When two police follow up the report of the criminals the victim starts
to give a detailed and weird analysis of the suspect.."

(creativecriminals.com)

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VIDEO GAMES

Losing yourself in online gaming
"Online role playing games are time-consuming, but enthralling flights from
reality. But are some people taking their fantasy lives too seriously?"

(BBC)

Chinese online gamer dies after three-day session
"in which he did not sleep and barely ate"
(BBC)

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IMMIGRATION

Tunisian migrants land in Lampedusa, Italy
- 21st February 2011
(theglobeandmail.com)

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FOREST LIFE

UPM Forest Life - interactive
(upm-kymmene.com)

A great site recommended by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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Shakespeare's Characters - A QUIZ
- interactive
"In this quiz, we'll provide you with a name from Shakespeare's capacious dramatis personae, and you'll attempt to guess the play in which that character appears."

(mentalfloss.com)

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1,900 Royal Wedding Invitations Sent
(18th February, 2011)

- a lesson plan
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

See THE GUEST LIST

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INTERNET

South Park has no internet + the SCRIPT
(mousepotato.over-blog.com)

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"The King's Speech" - C.O. - a worksheet
sent by Hortense de La Roche Ac. Versailles)
+ Official Trailer
(YouTube)

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NEWSPAPER

The Daily Mail Song
(YouTube)
+ mp3 here.
(dananddan.com)

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Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

 

Queen advertises for Royal dish washer
"The Queen is advertising for a washer-up
to become part of her Royal entourage...
Candidates must be punctual, reliable, able to work well in a team
and have a flexible and willing attitude."

(telegraph.co.uk)
Listen.
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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Child labour - Webquest
"The focus question of the webquest addresses the issue of child labour
and how we, as global citizens, can help eliminate it. Students explore important themes surrounding child labour including human rights specifically children’s
rights, poverty, education, global justice and global citizenship..." 

(webquestdirect.com.au)

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ADS

All Superbowl Ads 2011
"72 TV commercials were aired during the Super Bowl 2011. While some of these were the trailers of upcoming movies, others were funny super bowl commercials which left the audience in splits. The Super Bowl 2011 advertisements list was dominated by commercials of cars and alcoholic beverages...."

(creativecriminals.com)

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PERSONAL SPACE

KLM : Personal space experiment
- a "nice campaign from KLM.
They introduce their new and improved Europe Business Class.
The most important new asset is ‘personal space’.
To prove the human need for this personal space
KLM conducted a social experiment, using candid camera.
"
(creativecriminals.com)

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'Hummingbird' Spy Drone Takes Flight - Newsy Video
"After years of development the hummingbird drone is in flight, and now
there's speculation on how Uncle Sam will use it." View transcript >>

(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

 

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
"No, it's the army's latest $4million spy drone disguised as a hummingbird, measuring just 16 centimetres."
- with a VIDEO

(dailymail.co.uk)

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ARMS

The paperwork was all in order - a cartoon
"This cartoon by Schrank from The Independent on Sunday sums up the moral blindness of Britain's official attitude towards arms exports to such countries..."
+ VOCABULARY
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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UK royal wedding couple invite 1,900
"Some 1,900 guests have been invited to the royal wedding, St James's Palace
says, as invitations are sent out across the UK and overseas...
UK and foreign dignitaries, senior politicians, charity workers and celebrities
like the Beckhams are said to be among the Westminster Abbey congregation
on 29 April."

+ " people who have been homeless and soldiers injured in Afghanistan and Iraq...
About 600 relatives, friends and dignitaries are invited to the lunchtime
reception hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace to toast the couple...
The dress requirements are given as "uniform, morning coat or lounge suit"."

(BBC)

 

William and Kate reveal wedding guest list
(news.theage.com.au)

 

William picks brother Harry as best man
"Prince William has chosen his brother Harry to be his best man at his wedding, while Kate Middleton's sister Philippa will be her maid of honour."

(BBC)

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Loss of faith in the Irish fairy tale
"As Ireland prepares to choose a new government, its journey from boom to bust
and the years of austerity and pain which lie ahead are likely to be
at the forefront of many voters' minds."

(BBC)

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CHARITIES

Lions Club (1)
by  John (Trowbridge, South West England)
"John talks about the history of this famous British charity association.
Their goal is to help old, handicapped people as well as people in difficulty."

Lions Club (2)
"John gives examples of how this charity raises money to help people in need."
(audio-lingua.eu)

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COMPUTERS

Computers: A Chronological Timeline 
- with PHOTOS

(newsvine.com)

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Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

 

DETECTIVE STORY

Ingredients for a good detective story
Niveau : 3ème
INSCRIPTION GRATUITE
(coursdeprofs.fr)

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World Day Against Child Labor
"215 million children between the ages of 5 and 17 are caught in child labor throughout the world, often at the expense of their education."

ARTICLE + AUDIO
(voanews.com)

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"GOOD NEWS 5ème"

Activities related to "GOOD NEWS 5ème"
8- The latest thing
. (Superlatives, etc.)
9- The British and the World.
(Present perfect, etc.)

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

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London
"54 questions très faciles sur Londres.
Un QCM qui consiste à reconnaître les images."

(soundguideweb.com)

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Séquence sur la cuisine anglaise avec documents et ressources

British food: Say no to stereotypes !
"What are the characteristics of contemporary British cooking?
Where do some culinary specialities come from?
Is there a specific language of recipes?
This unit aims to answer all these questions."

(emilangues.education.fr)

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CRIME

Dexter Interactive Investigation: Start Here!
"Help Dexter track a notorious serial killer in New York City."
(YouTube)

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COMPUTERS

Computer Takeover - a cartoon
"This cartoon by Mike Smith from the Las Vegas Sun follows news that
an IBM supercomputer named Watson beat two human competitors 
to win US quiz show."

+ Explanation + Question
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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DRUG

Busted by his own dog
"Sgt. John Terrel, a sheriff’s deputy in Moro, Oregon pulled over a pickup truck
with California plates. As he approached the vehicle, a sock flew out the window.
The sock was stuffed with marijuana..."

(ktvb.com)

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NEW-ORLEANS

Travel to New-Orleans - Test
Sent by Marielle Bianchi

Travel to New-Orleans (video & script)
(Marielle Bianchi - mousepotato.over-blog.com)
NEW LINK!!!

 

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UK / GREAT BRITAIN

How to understand the difference between the UK and Great Britain
(learnenglish.britishcouncil.org)

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RECORDS

British records. (Superlative Practice)
1. "Look at the video and try to remember what you read. 
2. Practise with the games.
3. Try to do the same about a town, an area or a country you know well.
Use "photopeach", it's easy and fun!"

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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VIDEO GAME

Crysis 2: Story Trailer
"Crysis 2 continues the SciFi shooter game genre and combines action and story. This trailer sets the stage for the epic sequel."

(YouTube)



Crysis 2
- "an upcoming first-person shooter video game developed by Crytek  and published by Electronic Arts."

(Wikipedia)



Crysis 2 - official site
"It’s 2023, terrifying alien invaders stalk the New York City streets.
Only you can prevail, wielding the supersoldier enhancements of Nanosuit 2...
Be strong / Be fast / Be invincible / Be the weapon."

(ea.com)

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Coca-Cola says found recipe isn't the real thing
-  2/15/2011
(msnbc.msn.com)
"The exact formula of Coca-Cola's natural flavorings (but not its other ingredients which are listed on the side of the bottle or can) is a trade secret. The original copy
of the formula is held in SunTrust Bank's main vault in Atlanta."

(Wikipedia)

The recipe
in Everett Beal's Recipe Book (1979)
and Pemberton's Notebook (1992)

(thisamericanlife.org)

Is it true Coca-Cola once contained cocaine?
(straightdope.com)
"There is a rumor that cocaine was once an ingredient in the cola.
This turns out to have been true, but cocaine was removed in the early years
in the 20th century. Coca Cola now uses "spent" coca leaves to extract its coca
fluid extract that does not contain the active ingredient that makes people high."
(associatedcontent.com)
"When the beverage debuted in Atlanta-area pharmacies owned by friends of Pemberton, marketers pronounced it "a shot in the arm"-- while Pemberton
himself hailed it as a cure for cure pain, impotence and headaches."

(news.yahoo.com)



For His Son (1912)
Director:  D.W. Griffith

"A father, anxious for his son's financial well being, develops a special soda pop called Dopokoke which is laced with cocaine...  Loosely based on the allegations
that the Coca-Cola company and other soft drink manufacturers laced their soda
with dope."

(imdb.com)

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Examples of silly things people do on Red Nose Day
by Jenny (an English woman living in France)
"Jenny talks about what she used to do when she was at school and also
about what famous people do to raise money for charities in England."

(audio-lingua.eu)


What is Red Nose Day ?
by Jenny (an English woman living in France)
"Jenny explains what Red Nose Day is in England and what kind of silly
things people usually do on this day to raise money for charities."

(audio-lingua.eu)

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AD

Nike : Throwdown
"In the latest commercial for Nike’s Free Yourself ad campaign, they have
created a street battle type spot that features everyone from Break Dancers
to Double Dutchers, Rugby Players to B-Ballers and Weight Lifters to Runners.
In an attempt to out do each other, the spot results in some awe inspiring displays
of athletic ability and skill."

(creativecriminals.com)

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Coca Cola recipe 'discovered'
"A website claims to have uncovered Coca-Cola's top secret recipe."

See The 'secret recipe'.
(telegraph.co.uk)

The History of Coca Cola
(inventors.about.com)

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History of Valentine's Day (3:49)
"Why do we celebrate Valentine's Day on February 14th
and where do the holiday customs come from?"
(history.com)

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Expressions of Love - Crossword Puzzle
"If your browser supports Java, you can play the puzzle on-line,
or you can print an image of the puzzle to play with pencil and paper."

(nytimes.com)

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The Facts of Love - an infographic
"Have you ever wondered about the origins of St. Valentine's Day?
Or how to make Mama Juana?
Or how many pounds of candy hearts are produced each year?
Find out all of this and more
in this "Valentine's Day Facts of Love" infographic."

(overstock.com)


Valentine's Day around the world
- PHOTOS

(theatlantic.com)

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Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde >> Dossier pédagogique
(theatre.anglais.free.fr)

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

DINNER FOR ONE - 1/2
+ DINNER FOR ONE - 2/2
(YouTube)
or HERE (dailymotion.com)
+ Liens vers le script sur la page de Marielle Bianchi
(mousepotato.over-blog.com)
Catch phrase: “Same procedure as every year”

 

Dinner for One,
"also known as The 90th Birthday, ... is a comedy sketch written by British 
author Lauri Wylie for the theatre in the 1920s. German television station Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) recorded a performance of the piece
in 1963, in its original English language...
The sketch presents the 90th birthday of elderly upper-class Englishwoman Miss Sophie... she has outlived all of her friends, and so her equally aged manservant James makes his way around the table, impersonating each of the guests in turn."

(Wikipedia)

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Thanks to Marielle Bianchi (Ac. Toulouse)

 

 

Death Cab for Cutie - "Someday You Will Be Loved"
(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS :
"You may feel alone when you're falling asleep
And everytime tears roll down your cheeks
But I know your heart belongs to someone you've yet to meet
Someday you will be loved"

(sing365.com)

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
"You have read a little text about Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde,
watch the video, you will see Mr Jekyll changing into a monster...
then do the exercise."
 
Created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

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Happy Valentine's Day - Outkast
(YouTube)
+ the lyrics :
"My name is Cupid Valentino...
Now when arrows don't penetrate, 
Cupid grabs the pistol, 
He shoots straight for your heart,
And he won't miss you..."

(sing365.com)

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Moab Swinglines
(YouTube)
"These daredevils in Moab, Utah, are swinging across a canyon
using what they call a “swingline”." 
(Neatorama)

 

Moab, Utah » The Adventure Playground of the West
(moabadventurecenter.com)

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FLOODS

Worst Natural Disaster in Australian History
- 17 January 2011
+ Activities
(edition.englishclub.com)

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TOEIC

Sites pour réviser le TOEIC
Recommandés par Catherine Serreau (Ac. Versailles)

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