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JANUARY 2009

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Twilight - The trailer - a worksheet
by Virginie FERRANTE (Ac. Lyon)
Fiche modifiée le 30/01/2009

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Obituary : John Updike
"John Updike's novels, magisterial dissections of the soul of
post-World War II middle America, placed him
at the very pinnacle of his profession.
Works such as Couples and the Rabbit series chronicled
the obsessions, passions and anxieties of three generations.
Whether writing novels, short stories, essays or poems, John
Updike's work always seemed to find the pulse of modern America...
Updike's themes, though American, were universal."
WATCH AND LISTEN TO TRIBUTES.

(BBC)

John Hoyer Updike
(March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009)
"was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and
literary critic. Updike's most famous work is his Rabbit series..."

(Wikipedia)

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Séance de niveau A2/B1

Les vagues d’immigration aux Etats-Unis de 1789 au début du 20è siècle : Chronologie
Vidéo - Audio - Exercices - A2/B1...

"Adaptée d’une vidéo libre de droit de 1946 intitulée "Immigration"
et disponible dans son intégralité [00:10:22] sur the Internet Archive , cette séance de niveau A2/B1 consiste à restituer la chronologie des grandes
vagues d’immigration vers les Etats-Unis de 1789 au début du 20è siècle.
Elle s’appuie sur le début de la vidéo de [00:00:00] à [00:02:48]."

(openenglishweb.org)

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Give advice - PowerPoint Presentation
Theme : FOOD
+ should + shouldn't + too + too much + too many
Prévu pour une classe de 5ème.
Sent by Miriam Mascaras (Ac. Martinique)

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Scotland marks 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns
"Thousands of people have taken part in events to mark the 250th
anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland's national bard."

(BBC)

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My trip to England
Préparation du voyage en Angleterre
avec des recherches à faire avant le voyage
et des choses à faire sur place.

(Sylvie Chateau - Ac. Nancy-Metz)

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Town's most prolific cat burglar
"A cat in Swindon has become a real cat burglar,
in the last year he has stolen more than 30 teddies.
Frankie's owner thinks he has been sneaking into neighbours' houses
to take the loot from their pets, and says he is always very proud
of what he brings back."

(BBC)

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Britons 'bored but happy' - study
"Britons are more bored, tired and less likely to know their neighbours
than other Europeans, a study suggests.
"
- with a VIDEO
(BBC)

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Wh- question and other question words - Flashcards
what, where, when, why,
how many, how much (money,) how much (amount,)
what time, how long (time,) how long (length,) who, which

(mes-english.com)

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Present Perfect vs Simple Past with some American presidents!
"Read, listen and fill-in the gaps.
American presidents' speeches and bios will help you understand
the use of Present Perfect vs Simple Past.
"
Activity created by Renée Maufroid.
(Accessible à de bons 3èmes, voire aux 4èmes euro.)

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McDonalds funny ad - Advert
- with the song : "I would do anything for you..."
(YouTube)

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Beer - Budweiser - Dog & Girlfriend - Advert
Girlfriend mistakes dog for another girl
(YouTube)
"Three girls are sitting at a sidewalk café when one nudges the other,
points and says something that we don't hear as the audio is off.
As they look on they see the back of the convertible at the stop light with a handsome guy and a girl with long blond hair.
Then he reaches over and begins stroking her hair.
We can see one of the girls is very upset.
The guy answers his mobile phone and is saying something...
As the guy is talking on his phone the camera pans over to his passenger,
an Afghan dog with beautiful long blonde fur and he pats it on the head..."
ROLEPLAY :
"If you want to extend the activity further, a tip I learned from Karen
Stanley is to have the students roleplay a discussion between the characters
afterwards. The girlfriend accuses the boyfriend. The boyfriend tries to
explain. The boyfriend asks the boss to vouch for him. Etc."
(Dave Kees - China)

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The Inauguration of President Barack Obama
"On January 20th, 2009, Barack H. Obama was sworn in as the 44th President
of the United States of America - the first African-American ever to hold the office of U.S. Commander-in-Chief. The event was witnessed by well over one million attendees in chilly Washington D.C., and by many millions more
through coverage on television and the Internet.
Collected here are photographs of the event, the participants,
and some of the witnesses around the world (48 photos)."

(boston.com)

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Six questions about the language of the police.
- interactive quiz

(BBC)

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Wordplay.
"Have a look at the article, poems, word games, cartoon,
trivia and links."

(British Council)

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Telephony.
"Take a look at the article, story, cartoon, poll,
word game, trivia and links."

(British Council)

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Teenagers - interactive quiz
"Six questions about teenagers: what they are like
and what language they use."

(BBC)

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Controversy over Czech EU art
"A work of art being installed at the European Council building in Brussels
has angered EU members because of the way it pokes fun of national stereotypes. It was meant to be the work of 27 European artists
- but in reality it was all made by one man."

Listen to the story.
Difficult words are explained.

(BBC)

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Gareth Rees explains the use of pronouns
'he' and 'she' with animals.

mp3 + transcript
(BBC)

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Australia - Interactive crossword
(BBC)

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Key words - President Barack Obama
- Inaugural Address, 20 January 2009

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The role of mistakes in language learning - an article
Are mistakes good or bad ?

(antimoon.com)

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Ping Pong - Show Bound Naturals - Advert
(YouTube)

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7 petites webquests sur New York
envoyées par Géraldine Guiot (Ac. Orléans-Tours)
Niveau 3ème

"L'idée c'est que mes élèves aient des recherches
différentes à faire en petits groupes."

- A tourist in New York City
- New York City
- New York City 2
- New York City Marathon
- The Empire State Building
- The Statue of Liberty
- Ellis Island

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"Taking the oath ceremony".
Préparation pour élèves de LP (bep - bac pro)
envoyée par Sylviane Vialaneix (Ac. Clermont-Ferrand) :
DOC / PDF

"La fiche est prévue pour être présentée en deux parties :
- 1ère partie :  EO et EE à partir de l'image, puis courte CO
sur 'the taking of the oath' (téléchargeable en un clic)
à partir du site de la fiche
- 2ème partie : CE article de presse"

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Praise Song for the Day :
A Poem for Barack Obama's presidential inauguration
"Elizabeth Alexander performs her specially commissioned poem
at yesterday's inauguration in Washington DC."

(guardian.co.uk)
+ the TEXT
(newsweek.com)

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Reuters has one of the best slideshows about Inauguration Day
- recommended by Larry Ferlazzo

(reuters.com)

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Welcome to the White House! - a new site
(whitehouse.gov)

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Film reviewing terms explained
(videojug.com)

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CHILDTOPIA
Stories to read and to listen to
- with listening comprehension and reading comprehension

(childtopia.com)
Site recommended by Renée Maufroid.

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NEWSEUM
Wednesday, January 21, 2009: 664 front pages from 70 countries.

(newseum.org)

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Crowds celebrate Obama oath
"More than one million people gathered in the US capital to see Barack Obama sworn in as America's 44th president - and its first African-American leader."

(BBC)

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Inaugural invites for the disadvantaged
Earl W. Stafford : Philanthropist and businessman

"Virginia businessman Earl Stafford has paid $1 million for more than
300 rooms and an array of amenities to create opportunities for
less-fortunate guests to take part in the inauguration of Barack Obama."

(washingtonpost.com)

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L'investiture d'Obama - DIAPORAMA
(20minutes.fr)

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Le texte intégral du discours de Barack Obama, en anglais
(lemonde.fr)
+ the VIDEO
'Hope over fear' 1:44
President Barack Obama says Americans have "chosen hope over fear".
(CNN)

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Moment of history as Obama sworn in
- with a VIDEO
"Barack Obama has taken the oath of office and been sworn in as America's
44th president - and the country's first African-American leader.
More than one million people gathered in the National Mall in a wintry Washington DC, to see Mr Obama take the oath shortly
after 1200 (1700 GMT).
He used his inaugural address to vow to begin
the work of "remaking America".

(BBC)

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Vampires : my own Gothic tale
Séquence pour 4ème section Européenne par  Jean-Sébastien Dot

"Cette séquence comprend 16 séances, et autant de documents prêts à l’emploi.
Tâche finale : écrire une fiction de style gothique pour aboutir à un recueil de fictions en version papier et version numérique. Les tâches intermédiaires comprennent la lecture d’une oeuvre complète (le Dracula en version
simplifiée de Penguin Readers), une introduction au style gothique, un travail
sur les discours direct et indirect, des repères méthodologiques pour devenir
des lecteurs plus efficaces, des repères historiques et géographiques pour ne
pas confondre le Dracula "historique" et la création de Bram Stoker, une comparaison du début du livre de Stoker et du début du film de Coppola..."

(Ac. Toulouse)

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The argument game
Click on English / Persuasive writing

(Primary Resources)

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Newspaper reports: A writer’s guide
Click on English / Newspapers
(Primary Resources)

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Les cyberquêtes,
une stratégie passionnante pour faire chercher les élèves

- with a VIDEO
(profweb.qc.ca)

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Graphic Novels - History and Basics
"Graphic novels are, simply defined, book-length comics. Sometimes they
tell a single, continous narrative from first page to last; sometimes they are collections of shorter stories or individual comic strips. Comics are sequential visual art, usually with text, that are often told in a series of rectangular panels.
Despite the name, not all comics are funny. Many comics and graphic novels emphasize drama, adventure, character development, striking visuals, politics,
or romance over laugh-out-loud comedy..."

+ Webcomics - Links
(ipl.org)

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GPS wristwatch helps parents track children

- with a VIDEO
(The Guardian)

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How to write a diary entry
(ddata.over-blog.com)

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Inaugural words : from 1789 to the present
"A look at the language of presidential inaugural addresses."
+ Interactive graphic

(nytimes.com)
"“Word clouds” highlighting the most-used words in each inaugural address
can be seen. In addition, words that were used in each address much more
than in the other ones given in history are identified. Plus, by clicking on
each word you are shown how it was used in a sentence.
Comparing the words and even just using them as a vocabulary-building
exercise for English Language Learners make this an excellent resource."
(Larry Ferlazzo)

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From George Washington To Barack Obama
- 44 Presidents of the United States
- A Face Morphing Video

(YouTube)

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Hazard - sung by Richard Marx
"We used to walk down by the river
She loved to watch the sun go down
We used to walk along the river..."
(mp3lyrics.org)
- the VIDEO

(YouTube)

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Meteorology - images and definitions
" The science that studies atmospheric phenomena,
with a particular focus on forecasting variations in weather."

(visual.merriam-webster.com)

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REMPLACEZ LE SITE :

http://www.skyblues67.tk/

par :

http://s.mound.free.fr/skyblues67/index.htm

Les modifications sur les Ressources pour le Collège
seront faites prochainement.

 

Live Inauguration Webcast
"Visit washingtonpost.com now and throughout the day for
Live Video Coverage of the Inauguration of Barack Obama.
Anchors Dana Priest, Lois Romano and Chris Cillizza will bring you
reports from the Mall,
interviews with guests
and live video of the swearing-in, inaugural parade and more.
Plus live blogging, news, analysis, photos, video
and more on washingtonpost.com."

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Like a hobo (animation) - sung by Charlie Winston
(YouTube)
- the lyrics :
"I’ve always known
    Since I was a young boy
    In this world, everything’s as good as bad
    Now my father told me always speak a true word...
The less I have the more I am a happy man...
Like a hobo from a broken home
    Nothing’s gonna stop me"

+ the video
(yayamusic.canalblog.com)

hobo n. , pl. -boes or -bos . = "One who wanders from place to place
without a permanent home or a means of livelihood."

(answers.com)

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CREATE!

4Teachers Family of Tools
"Expand your curriculum with our timesaving educational resources that use technology to improve instruction across all content areas and grade levels.
Find current resources that align with standards, promote higher-order
thinking, and support the development of writing skills. Monitor student
research and writing, evaluate student performance, and create bilingual
online lessons, classroom calendars, and quizzes
in less time than traditional methods."

(4teachers.org)

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How to fail an exam with dignity
(pseudobunny.blogspot.com)

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INAUGURATION DAY 2009
"At 12:00 noon on Inauguration Day 2009 (Tuesday, January 20, 2009,
as set by the Twentieth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution),
Barack Obama will become the 44th President of the United States.
The Inauguration Day 2009 Schedule will keep you informed
about what is happening and when on this important day..."

(inaugurationday2009.com)

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Strollers, umbrellas forbidden at Obama inauguration
(and backpacks, duffel bags and coolers, posters and signs,
firearms, explosives and sharp objects, alcohol...)

(AFP)

Washington assembles largest inauguration security force ever
"The US Secret Servide is overseeing a secutity force of
more than 40,000 people, including 7,500 active duty soldiers,
10,000 National Guard troops and 25,000 law-enforcement officers."

(foxnews.com)

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2009 Inaugural Parade Route Map - Washington, DC
- interactive
"The parade will begin at the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building
and proceed along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House."

(dc.about.com)

+ Trajet en 3D
(YouTube)

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Utiliser podcasts et lecteurs MP3 en classe d'anglais
"afin de faire travailler la compréhension et l'expression orale.
Avec les podcasts ESL (English as a Second Language),
et la classe de 2°3 du lycée Stella à la Réunion.
Par CyberProf."

(YouTube)

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CEF Train = Common European Framework Train(ing),
= entraînement (ou formation) au Cadre Européen Commun.
"Le principe est de fournir au visiteur des productions-type d’élèves, de différents niveaux, puis de proposer de les évaluer selon plusieurs axes,
et bien sûr suivant les critères du Cadre Européen.
La page d’accueil offre le choix entre un rappel du Cadre Européen
et l’entraînement lui-même.
Une liste d’activités est offerte tout d’abord, offrant le choix entre des
travaux écrits ou oraux, organisés en 4 compétences :
Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking
. Chaque compétence offre
une dizaine d’exemples à traiter... "

(lewebpedagogique.com)

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At school
"Look at this timetable. One English pupil speaks about it,
can you write what he says?"

Activity created by Renée Maufroid:
Jumbled Words: Unscramble the letters to guess a word or phrase.

(Niveau 6ème)

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"Best Friends" by Marla Lewis
Start the auto slideshow, listen to the song and do the activity.

Created by Renée Maufroid.

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Barack Obama - a worksheet
(insideout.net)

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Black History Month
"reflects on, celebrates and honors the African-American experience
from the times of slavery through the present day. Everywhere you look,
black culture, talent, and expression have played an enormous role
in shaping America’s past and present."

- with an interactive timeline
(Time for Kids)

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