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JANUARY 2009

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Man refuses to drive 'No God' bus
"A Christian bus driver has refused to drive a bus with an atheist slogan proclaiming "There's probably no God"."
- with a video
(BBC)

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Lego Obama is inaugurated
"Legoland California has unveiled a miniature model of Barack Obama
taking the oath of office as the 44th US president.
The scaled-down version of the ceremony contains more than 1,000
Lego figurines, representing celebrities, officials and other guests."

(BBC)

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Barack Obama’s supercar shown to the world - a lesson plan
Warm-up : Safety / Special security measures
(Breaking News English)

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Czech art spoof lampoons national stereotypes
In pictures : Entropa installation
Czech EU art stokes controversy
- with a video
(BBC)

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Plane crashes in New York river
"A US Airways Airbus A320 passenger plane carrying at least
150 people has crashed into the Hudson River in New York City."

(BBC)

Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'
"The pilot of an airliner that ditched in New York's Hudson River has
been hailed a hero after all 155 passengers and crew were rescued."
- with a video

(BBC)

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Washing Instructions - a label
(p10.hostingprod.com/@spyblog.org.uk)

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Obama "Beast" of a car revealed
"It looks like something out of a James Bond film...
These are the first pictures of the new armoured limousine
which will be used to ferry Barack Obama around.
Nicknamed "The Beast", the Cadillac will make its debut
on 20 January, as part of the inaugural parade.
"
(BBC)

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Prisoner star McGoohan dies at 80
"Emmy-winning actor Patrick McGoohan, best known for starring in cult
1960s TV show The Prisoner, has died at the age of 80."

See also Obituary: Patrick McGoohan
(BBC)

Patrick McGoohan
(Wikipedia)



The Prisoner
"a British 1960s television series starring and co-created
by Patrick McGoohan which combines spy fiction with elements
of science fiction, allegory and psychological drama."

(Wikipedia)

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Island Caretaker
Tourism Queensland Seeks Applicants for "The Best Job in the World"

(YouTube)


Island keeper

Australia offers 'best job in world' on paradise island

"The job pays 150,000 Australian dollars (105,000 US dollars) and includes
free airfares from the winner's home country to Hamilton Island on
the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland's state government said Tuesday.
In return, the "island caretaker" will be expected to stroll the white sands, snorkel the reef, take care of "a few minor tasks" -- and report to a global audience via weekly blogs, photo diaries and video updates.
The successful applicant, who will stay rent-free in a three-bedroom beach
home complete with plunge pool and golf buggy, must be a good swimmer, excellent communicator and be able to speak and write English."

(lankabusinessonline.com)

How to land dream island job
"It's being billed as "the best job in the world" - six months working as a "caretaker" on Hamilton Island in Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
But with competition for the post sure to be cut-throat,
how can you make your application stand out?"

- with a video
(BBC)

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Cashing in on Obama's inauguration
"Philippa Thomas looks at some of the merchandise on sale
to commemorate Barack Obama's inauguration,
including "Change" chocolate and "Yes We Can" mints."

(BBC)

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Winnie the Pooh to make a comeback - a lesson plan
Warm-up : Fictional characters
(Breaking News English)

Comeback for Pooh after 80 years
"The late AA Milne's beloved children's character Winnie the Pooh is set
to return to bookshelves, 80 years on from his first literary appearance."

(BBC)

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Activities on line - interactive - with sound
(angles365.com)

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"My room is a mess". A song by Carla Lewis.
"Start the auto slideshow, listen to the song and do the activity."
Created by Renée Maufroid.

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A little game
(cagle.com)

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L'oral d'anglais
CAP / BEP / BAC PRO
industriel / tertiaire
Tests - Entraînement en ligne - Recommandations...

(pagesperso-orange.fr/planeteanglaisauchatelier)

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LIEN MODIFIE

Réunion des présidents américains encore en vie
à la Maison Blanche, Washington, le 7 janvier 2009.
De gauche à droite, George Bush, Barack Obama, George W. Bush,
Bill Clinton et Jimmy Carter.

(20minutes.fr)

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WINTER - TONGUE TWISTERS



Witches won't wear white in winter weather.
Silly snowmen slide with slick scarfs down the slow slope.
Silly smelly Sam snowman slips and slides like soap down slopes.
Snowballs simply slowly hit the slick ground unless they hit you sorrowfully.

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Understanding Facial Expressions
"Develop your vocabulary for describing emotions."
(daily-english-activities.blogspot.com)

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US boy takes car in school dash
- with a video
"The parents of a six-year-old boy in the US have been charged
with neglect after the boy drove their car for 10km
in an attempt to get to school on time...
The boy told police he learned to drive by playing video games."

(BBC)

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Conflict in Gaza - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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PIXCETERA - Photo Galleries
with "a huge amount of photos and slideshows about current news and other topics... their images are great and the captions are accessible
to English Language Learners." (Larry Ferlazzo)
(pixcetera.com)

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Princes stride out with own household
"Princes William and Harry are to get a joint "household" - which means
much more than a new office and their own ciphers...
The red in William's is the same colour as used
by the Queen and his father, the Prince of Wales.
The blue in Harry's cipher is similar to the colour
used by his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
"
(BBC)

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Miele Domestic Appliance Range
- Miele Vacuum Cleaners Dog Lead
Advert

(visit4info.com)

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The Mom Song
- with subtitles
"The Mom Song, a light-hearted ditty describing
everything Mom says in a 24-hour period."

(YouTube)

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Stores imbrace Hispanic tradition of 3 Kings Day
"Known as the Epiphany, the day is as important as Christmas in Mexico,
Puerto Rico, Spain and many Latin American countries.
Children put their shoes out the night before or leave grass for
the wise men's camels. They wake the next day to unwrap presents.
For retailers, that means two more weeks of shopping."

(usatoday.com)

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Inauguration Day Lessons
"Every four years on January 20, an important event occurs
in the United States:
A president takes the Oath of Office during an inauguration ceremony.
This week, Education World offers ten super activities
to help your students learn about and commemorate the inauguration.
Included: Activities in which students write letters to the president,
create presidential portraits,
complete an inauguration trivia hunt, and much more."

(Education World)

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Child elopers' Africa plan foiled
"Two German children - aged five and six - have been stopped by police
from eloping to Africa to tie the knot in the sun, reports say...
They even had the presence of mind to invite along an official witness
- Anna-Lena's seven-year-old sister. "

(BBC)

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Rescued cockerel makes love match
"A cockerel which was rescued by a farmer after being evicted
from a Tyneside council estate has found love."

(BBC)

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Let's Revise!
Présentation PowerPoint pour des professeurs
qui utilisent le Manuel : 'Enjoy English - 6ème - Book 1'

envoyée par Emmanuelle EL MASSAOUDI (Ac. Rouen)

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Overview of the Inauguration
"The presidential inauguration is the official day that the President
of the United States is sworn into office. The purpose of this inauguration
is to honor the incoming president with formal ceremonies, including:
a Presidential Swearing-in Ceremony,
an Inaugural Address,
and an Inaugural Parade..."

(change.gov)

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Obama family moves to Washington
"US President-elect Barack Obama and his family have officially arrived in Washington DC in preparation for taking up residence at the White House...
The Obamas will move to the official presidential guest home on 15 January."

(BBC)

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US child guilty of mother's murder - a lesson plan
Warm-up : Crime / Punishment
(Breaking News English)

Boy guilty of shooting his mother
"A 12-year-old boy has been found guilty in the United States of
murdering his mother following a row over his household chores...
According to prosecutors, the shooting happened
after the boy had argued with his mother over chores.
He got a pistol from a bedroom cupboard
and shot Sara Madrid repeatedly."

(BBC)

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LIEN MODIFIE

DIAPORAMA - YEAR IN REVIEW 2008
Niveau 4ème
par Anne PINEL (Ac. Rouen)

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Bridget Jones's Resolutions
Turn her resolutions into full sentences.
(Laurence Bernard - Ac. Martinique)

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New Year's Resolution List - a slideshow
(metacafe.com)

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Uncle Jay explains : Year-end
- with music

"It's the year-end review of the news"
(YouTube)

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Homework is fun on an iPod touch
"The students use the hand-held media players to search the internet,
download music, do quizzes, research and submit assignments
and collaborate with a school in Singapore.
Preliminary research on the program found students were more willing
to come to school, did more homework and used their iPods
more than laptops or desktop computers..."

(smh.com.au)

iPod Touch
"is a portable media player and Wi-Fi mobile platform
designed and marketed by Apple Inc.."
It "adds the multi-touch graphical user interface to the iPod line..."

(Wikipedia)

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Gribouill-i - Logiciel gratuit de dessin
"Il permet, lors de l’utilisation d’un vidéo projecteur, de dessiner et d’annoter l’écran en surimpression du programme ou de l’image en cours de projection, comme on le ferait sur un transparent placé sur un rétroprojecteur."
+ Mode d'emploi
Télécharger le logiciel, et son fichier d'aide 2,16 Mo
(Pierre Perez - Ac. Toulouse)

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Dakar Rally set for South America
(BBC)

An extreme adventure between two oceans
"The Dakar 2009 is off to discover a new continent, South America that offers unlimited possibilities to amateurs of wide open spaces.
The round trip to Buenos Aires, via Valparaiso is a challenge in which the most enduring competitors will find their way and have the opportunity
to distinguish themselves. With close to 6,000 kilometres of specials and difficulties scattered on the whole course,
the battle for the title will remain wide open until the finish."

(dakar.com)

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Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia
"An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 has rocked eastern Indonesia,
US seismologists say.
"
(BBC)

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The New Year Begins With Some Resolutions
Making New Year’s resolutions is a common American tradition.
Transcript of radio broadcast + MP3

(voanews.com)
- with a WORKSHEET
(Laurence Bernard - Ac. Martinique)

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Le vidéoprojecteur en classe de langues
Quelques liens à explorer...
Diaporama Impress 'La vidéo projection en cours de langues'
Tutoriels sur la création de diaporama

(Yvan BAPTISTE - Ac. Montpellier)

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Barack Obama's Hotel Has A White House View
"Barack Obama may not be able to move into the White House but at least
he has a view of his new home. President-elect Barack Obama and his family
will be moving to Washington D.C. this weekend and will be staying at the
Hay-Adams Hotel through January 15. After that they will move
to Blair House, the traditional pre-inaugural home."

(luxist.com)



Address of the Hay-Adams Hotel :
800 16th Street NW; Washington, DC

 



Blair House est situé
sur le petit rectangle jaune,
en haut à gauche.

 

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A sign for dogs
(farm3.static.flickr.com)

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Influence of Culture on Visual Perception
A "Psychological" Optical Illusion
(eyes-and-vision.com)

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Don't be that guy Campaign - Posters
"During the freezing season, the Highways Agency does its best to keep the roads clear of ice and snow, so you can carry on with your journey and stay
out of harm’s way. But keeping your stress levels down, and ensuring
your safety can’t only be their responsibility.

The ‘Don’t be that guy’ campaign aims to help all drivers by reminding
them of a few simple steps they could take that could make their
journeys this winter easier and a little less frustrating for everyone."

(highways.gov.uk)

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Stolen species
BBC joins police raid on Brazil's wildlife traffickers
"As many as 10m animals are being taken from their natural habitats
each year... Around 50,000 animals are rescued by the authorities each year
- representing just a small percentage of those
believed to be taken by traffickers.
Many animals are said to die en route to market..."

+ Videos
(BBC)

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World's oldest person dies at 115

"A Portuguese woman who held the title of oldest living person
for just five weeks has died at the age of 115"...
She "never "fell ill, nor took any medication". ..
"She started working in agriculture at the age of 12
and never went to school. She could not read or write."

(BBC)

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Happy New Year!
- interactive crossword
"Our latest crossword is about the New Year
and the way it's celebrated in different places."

(BBC)

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New FCE Speaking Test - Part 1
Cambridge ESOL - FCE = First Certificate in English
Questions

Voir les videos similaires à droite

(YouTube)

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DIAPORAMA - YEAR IN REVIEW 2008
par Marie-Madeleine Cloup-Speer (Ac. Paris)

Niveau Lycée - Peut être utilisé en 3ème
"J'ai arbitrairement choisi un événement par mois,
et j'ai à chaque fois préparé un petit
exercice à trous sur les formes verbales.
J'ai joint le document à distribuer aux élèves."

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DIAPORAMA - YEAR IN REVIEW 2008

Niveau 5ème
par Anne PINEL (Ac. Rouen)

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Iraqi shoe-thrower trial postponed - a lesson plan
Warm-up : Insults / Experiences
(Breaking News English)

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Welcome to 2009! - a slideshow
(reuters.com)

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A Drop of Cream, a Good Scream, a New Year
- a slideshow about 'rituals' around the world

(nytimes.com)

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The Story of Stuff
- an animation with subtitles and the annotated script

+ Resources : Fact sheet / Glossary / ...

It is "a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our
production and consumption patterns
, with a special focus
on the United States. All the stuff in our lives, beginning
from the extraction of the resources to make it, through its production,
sale, use and disposal, affects communities at home and abroad,
yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff exposes
the connections between a huge number of environmental and
social issues and calls for all of us to create
a more sustainable and just world..."

(storyofstuff.com)

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Cartoons on Philosophy
(longleaf.net)

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REVERSO Dictionnaire
Informatique Fr-En / Informatique En-Fr

(dictionnaire.reverso.net)

 

WEBOPEDIA
Dictionary for Computer and Internet Technology Definitions
(webopedia.com)

 

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Du bon usage du français en anglais
- Speak Chic English

Mots français utilisés en anglais
"Vous pouvez enrichir votre vocabulaire anglais avec plus de 300 nouveaux
mots et manier un langage cultivé, tout cela sans effort. Et pour cause, je
vous propose ici une liste de mots que l’anglais a empruntés au français.
Mais attention aux faux amis, le sens du mot peut avoir changé au fil du
temps. Chaque mot est discuté et replacé dans son contexte. Les nuances
sont exprimées, et les autres traductions possibles sont explicitées.
Bonne lecture !"

(knol.google.com)

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"Song the Songbird Sings" by David Rovics.
"This song was written in memory of Mahmud al-Qayyed, age 10, killed by Israeli occupation forces for the crime of catching songbirds in the Gaza Strip."

- with a game
Activity created by Renée Maufroid

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Happy New Year
!
(cagle.com)

 

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Resolutions 'bad for your health'
"Deciding to turn over a new leaf in the new year could do
more harm than good, a mental health charity has warned...
Instead of easily broken resolutions, the charity has suggested
a few steps to improve all-round mental health in 2009... "

(BBC)

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In pictures: New year festivities
(BBC)

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UK housewives rule in online time
"A survey of more than 27,000 web users in 16 countries has shown that the Chinese spend the largest fraction of their leisure time online."
+ How much leisure time do you spend on the internet?

(BBC)

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Internet use 'good for the brain'
"For middle-aged and older people at least, using the internet
helps boost brain power, research suggests."

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Ad Breakdown's Pick of 2008
"Our traditional annual look back at the adverts which have stood out
to the casual sofa-dweller this year, for good or bad...
A selection of adverts worth using your remote control to skip and
some worth rewinding to watch again will be published next week."

(BBC)

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Un supporter du football américain
Voir le DIAPORAMA
(20minutes.fr)

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Global New Year festivities begin
- with a VIDEO

"Celebrations are beginning around the world to mark
the end of 2008 and usher in the new year."

(BBC)

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Family Tree Chart
"holds up to 6 generations in a tree shape.  You can follow ancestral lines by following the branches.  The mother and father's names are placed on the
large branches with the children on the trunk.  All the ancestors are placed
on the leaves in the upper tree.  The fathers are placed on the shaded leaves
and the Mothers are placed on the white leaves."

(misbach.org)

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Family Tree Chart
"great for anyone who hates having to fill in charts by hand. Just type
in the blanks from your computer, and then save or print."

(genealogy.about.com)

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IMMIGRANTS ON SHIP, 1887
.
Immigrants on the steerage deck
of an ocean steamer passing the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. Color engraving, 1887.

(granger.com)

 

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2008 Year in Review - A Quiz
(wiki.answers.com)

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Huge discounts in New Year sales - a lesson plan

(Breaking News English)

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Film4 - Self PortraitsTrailer (65 Seconds)
(YouTube)

Film4 - Self PortraitsTrailer (101 Seconds)
Denzel Washington / Ben Affleck / Jude Law /
Daniel Day-Lewis / Russel Crowe / Maggie Gyllenhaal /
Danny Boyle / George Clooney / Brad Pitt /
Robert De Niro / Greg Kinnear /
Will Ferrell / Michael Caine

(YouTube)

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Identity - This is my England
"Identity! Sometimes it makes my head hurt -sometimes my heart.
So what am I? Where do I fit into Britain, 2000 and beyond?"
Andrea Levy, a writer, is English born and bred.
But her parents are Jamaican, and the colour of her skin not white.
As a consequence, she is not always made to feel at home in the country
she thinks of as home. In this article by her from The Guardian Weekend, February 19, 2000, she explores the question of identity, and its significance
in a multi-cultural society like the United Kingdom."

(elt.britcoun.org.pl)
Site recommandé par Laurence Bernard (AC. Martinique)

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