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Edgar Allan Poe was born on 19/01/1809.
'The Tell-Tale Heart' - text
'The Tell-Tale Heart'
It "is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe written in 1843.
It follows an unnamed narrator who insists on his sanity
after murdering an old man with a vulture eye. The murder
is carefully calculated, and the murderer hides the body by
cutting it into pieces and hiding it under the floorboards.
Ultimately the narrator's guilt manifests itself in the
hallucination that the man's heart is still beating
under the floorboards..."
'The Tell-Tale Heart' - A Study Guide
Plot Summary - Setting - Characters - Type of Work -
Themes - Style - Imagery - Symbolism -
Foreshadowing - Was Madeline Murdered? -
Complete Free Text - Author Information
A Directed Listening Thinking Activity
for 'The Tell-Tale Heart'
with a vocabulary worksheet, an assignment sheet,
CLASSROOM ACTIVITY :
"Read aloud the opening paragraphs of one of Poe s signature stories, such as 'The Tell-Tale Heart'. Ask students to note
their reactions to the story as they listen..."
This Is England (2006)
Overview - Cast - Photos...
"A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983.
He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school,
after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family..."
This Is England
2 Critical reception 2.1 Top ten lists
4 External links
Presidential Watch 08
"is pleased to bring you the ultimate set of tools to see, hear
and feel what citizens and supporters are saying on the
Internet about the 2008 presidential elections."
Map - Trends Monitor - Blog
"Un regard sur la campagne présidentielle américaine de 2008."
Heroic Activities - Celebrate Heroes
"Education Word offers ten lessons that will get students
thinking about their heroes. Included: Activities -- students
create a picture book about their heroes, develop holidays honoring their favorite heroes, create memorials for animal
heroes, and more! Plus additional online resources!"
TALKING ABOUT 2007
- Activities to print
The first two pages for 4/3ème ,
pages 3/4 for 6/5ème
and pages 5/6 for a 3euro
prepared by Bruno Charbonnier
and pages 7/8 prepared for the lycée by Romain Martiné
Rectifications concernant l'attribution
des différentes pages
What's the time?
"Practise telling the time in English with an online game.
Players listen to the time (and they can read it too if they like)
and move the hands of the clock to the right time.
The game is great for younger learners, and good for
listening practice too. Print flashcards for more practice
at home or in the classroom."
I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker
(With Flowers in My Hair)
sung by Sandi Thom
- A worksheet
(created by Sophie OSMONT)
- the VIDEO
US Presidential elections 2008:
the countdown has started.
Iowa: the first caucus -
New Hampshire: the first primary election -
Super Tuesday - The party conventions -
The presidential elections
Listen to the podcasts.
+ words with their definitions
"This podcast deals with Groundhog Day and starts off with
an easy introduction to the holiday, vocabulary review and
then finishes with a more, idiomatic discussion of Groundhog
Day - again with difficult vocabulary explained."
Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots (2008) - The film : Overview
"A chronicle of the life and reign of Mary I of Scotland (Johansson),
with a concentration on her strained personal and political relationship
with her father's cousin, Queen Elizabeth I of England."
- Twelfth Night (Wikipedia)
= "a comedy by William Shakespeare, named after the Twelfth Night holiday of the Christmas season."
2 List of characters
3 Date and text
5 Adaptations 5.1 Stage 5.2 Film 5.3 Television...
- TWELFTH NIGHT : The complete text (ofcabbages.com)
- Costume Designs (loc.gov)
- Twelfth Night: A Study Guide (cummingsstudyguides.net)
Plot - Summary - Characters - Setting - Themes -
Climax - Key Dates - Source - Type of Work -
Imagery of Love - Allusions - Satire on Puritanism - Comedy Ingredients -
Questions and Essay Topics - Meanings of Names - Use of Disguises - Complete Free Text
- Audio of "O Mistress Mine" and other works (bessbonnier.com)
Twelfth Night at Bankside
"This yearly tradition will mix ancient customs with modern festivities and offer loads of entertainment to try to beat
the post-Christmas blues."
The Green Man - The Bankside Mummers -
King Bean and Queen Pea - A royal parade
Twelfth Night Gallery
The Green Man arrives - Wassailing the Globe -
Music and dancing on Bankside -
The Mummers' Play -
The crowning of King Bean and Queen Pea -
All Good Things (come to an end)
- sung by Nelly Furtado
- the LYRICS :
"Honestly what will become of me
don't like reality
It's way too clear to me
But really life is daily
We are what we don't see
Missed everything daydreaming...
Flames to dust
Lovers to friends"
Jamaica Year in Review 2007
"Listen and Match the Jamaican patois sentences
with their equivalent in standard-English."
(Laurence Bernard - Ac. Martinique)
Who seh wi chat patwa (patois)?
"It is said that Jamaicans, Trinidadians, Guyanese, St. Vincentians, Antiguans, all speak patois, which is the dialectal offspring of the
language of the colonial powers of these islands. What do we really
speak, and does our language have a distinct name? Let us first find
out what is patois. It is an illiterate or provincial form of speech;
broken English; jargon. Jargon is confused speech, gibberish,
or technical phraseology."
How to make small talk during greetings
"In this programme, we look at some handy topics and
phrases to use when you've said hello to someone, but
want to continue the conversation. What kinds of things
are suitable for small talk during greetings, beyond the
usual 'how are you?' After you have listened to the
programme, get some more practice with the quiz ..."
(BBC Learning English)
A Taxonomy of Tasks
Definitions - Tips
Retelling Tasks - Compilation Tasks - Mystery Tasks -
Journalistic Tasks - Design Tasks -
Creative Product Tasks - Consensus Building Tasks -
Persuasion Tasks - Self-Knowledge Tasks -
Analytical Tasks - Judgment Tasks -
Personal Space Invaders - Lien modifié!!!
The top science-and-tech privacy threats of 2007.
"It's been another big year for scientific and technological encroachments on individual privacy.
For good or ill, governments and businesses are finding new ways to enter what used to be considered personal space.
Here are this year's top 10 highlights."
1. Surveillance cameras. 2. The war on smoking. 3. The war on junk food. 4. The war on salt.
5. Pedestrian cell-phone use. 6. Naked body scanners. 7. Phone-surveillance ads. 8. Human chip implants.
9. Mind-reading. 10. Manipulating sexual orientation.
"It's a free world" by Ken Loach
It's a Free World (2007) Movie Trailer
"It's a free world", de Ken Loach sort en salles
It's a free world : chronique du libéralisme
Ken Loach: Still angry after all these years
It's a Free World...
Ken Loach and Paul Laverty
It's A Free World... (2007) : Production Notes
Introduction - Synopsis - Crew Notes - Cast Notes
It's a Free World
Sites communiqués par Laure Peskine (27)
Technologies on the rise in 2008
"A number of technologies have exploded throughout 2007,
from Facebook and the iPhone to the Nintendo Wii...
Here the BBC News website gives its predictions for five technologies that could become big in 2008.
1. The web to go 2. Ultra mobile PCs 3. IPTV
4. Wimax 5. Mobile VoIP"
State of Play (TV serial)
- a British television drama serial
"It tells the story of a newspaper's investigation into the
death of a young woman, and centres around the relationship between the leading journalist and his old friend,
the woman's employer."
1 Plot 2 Overview 3 Critical reception
4 Film adaptation 5 References 6 External links
State of Play - Jeux de pouvoir
"À partir de deux meurtres sans lien apparent, l intrigue tisse
une toile d araignée où se mêlent politique, enquête policière, journalisme d investigation, poids des lobbies, intox et manipulations, pressions et manigances de coulisses
entre White Hall, Scotland Yard et Fleet Street."