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JANUARY 2010
NEW SITES - PART 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 2010 is declared
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

- Presidential Proclamation
(whitehouse.gov)

The Economics of Human Trafficking
(stanford.edu)



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Human trafficking map
(globalfast.org)

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Arctic tern's epic journey mapped
"The Arctic tern's extraordinary pole-to-pole migration
has been detailed by an international team of scientists.
The researchers fitted the birds with tiny tracking devices to see precisely
which routes the animals took on their 70,000km (43,000 miles) round trip. "

(BBC)
tern = hirondelle de mer, sterne

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We feed the world - The trailer
A film by Erwin Wagenhofer

(we-feed-the-world.at)

We Feed the World
  "is a 2005 documentary in which Austrian filmmaker Erwin Wagenhofer traces
the origins of the food we eat and views modern industrial production of food in
a critical light. His journey takes him to France, Spain, Romania, Switzerland,
Brazil and back to Austria.
The movie features an interview with Jean Ziegler."
(Wikipedia)

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STEREOTYPES

The American's guide to France
Text + Test
(Philippe Hattais)

A Guide for Americans Visiting France : the text
+ worksheet
(Florinda Fernandes)

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COMPUTER

Advanced Imaging Reveals a Computer 1,500 Years Ahead of Its Time
"X-rays and advanced photography have uncovered the true complexity of the mysterious Antikythera mechanism, a device so astonishing that its discovery is
like finding a functional Buick in medieval Europe."

(io9.com)

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I'm running out of cliches
(cagle.com)

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Anti-terrorism fight
(cagle.com)

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The Best Sites To Learn About The Vancouver Winter Olympics
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)




2010 Winter Olympics
"officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games or the 21st Winter Olympics,
will be held on February 12–28, 2010, in VancouverBritish ColumbiaCanada,
with some events held in the resort town of Whistler nearby.
Both the Olympic and Paralympic Games are being organized
by the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC)."

(Wikipedia)

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Fun Tourist Attractions
with photos, videos , and short text descriptions.
Site recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

(funtouristattractions.com)

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6 American cities
"Here are eight pages about 6 American cities.
(Washington DC - Seattle - Boston - Chicago - New York City - New Orleans)
Listen to Stephanie, our American assistant , watch the videos ,
play the games, enjoy the photos and learn." 
Activities created by Renée Maufroid.

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Harry Potter and Me
- une séquence prévue pour une classe de 2nde.
Le dossier "contient des découpages MP3 de la bande-son,
le conducteur de séance, les activités élèves et une illustration"
+ une 'worksheet'
+ une video
(Philippe Hattais - englishdaybyday.net)

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90 Years of Vampires on the Screen
- a slideshow
"In Daybreakers, Hollywood reimagines the world of the infamous nocturnal bloodsuckers. Here's a look back at some of the industry's ghoulish hits and misses"

(time.com)



The Top 25 Horror Movies of all Time
"From silent vampires to animated murders, from sharks
that won't die to a love story set amid a zombie takeover,
more than a century's worth of big-screen scares
."
(time.com)

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6.5 Quake Shakes Buildings on California Coast
Saturday, 09 January 2010
(YouTube)

 

Day after earthquake, Northern California city is still cleaning up
"Eureka residents are dealing with toppled chimneys, frayed nerves
and aftershocks after a 6.5 temblor. Electricity has been restored,
but officials are stilling checking bridges and buildings."

(latimes.com)

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My Favourite Things from 'The Sound of Music'
(YouTube)
- the LYRICS
"Cream, colored ponies and crisp apple strudels, 
door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles. 
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings. 
these are a few of my favorite things." 

(lyricsdownload.com)

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Statoil commercial
First snow fall
(YouTube)

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Write a Limerick - Rubrics for teachers
+ Reciting Limericks - Rubrics for teachers (Page 2)

Evaluation
(Ac. Martinique)

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SNOW SONGS

Enya - White Is In The Winter Night
(YouTube)
- the LYRICS
"Green is in the mistletoe and red is in the holly
Silver in the stars above that shine on everybody
Gold is in the candlelight and crimson in the embers
White is in the winter night that everyone remembers"

(lyricsmode.com)

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Australian Animals
"Game Board au format powerpoint sur les animaux australiens.
Le jeu est accompagné d'une fiche à l'intention du professeur et des élèves."

Niveau visé: A2
Classe visée: 5ème

(Ac. Martinique)

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AUSTRALIA - Listening

Listen to the audio about Australia
- with the transcripts and quizzes
(elllo.org)

Colleen : Australia
"Colleen lives in Brisbane and tells us about her life in Australia."
(audio-lingua.eu)

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SNOW SONGS

Jesse Winchester - Snow 
"Now you know what they say about snow flakes
How there ain't no two the same
Well, all them flakes look alike to me..."

(cowboylyrics.com)
- the VIDEO
(YouTube)

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SNOW SONGS

Snowbound by Genesis
"Lay your body down upon the midnight snow
Feel the cold of winter in your hair"
- with the lyrics on the right of the video

(YouTube)

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SNOW SONGS


"It won't be long before we'll all be there with snow...
I want to wash my hands, my face and hair with snow...
And with a spade of snow
I'll build a man that's made of snow "

(lyrics007.com)
- the VIDEO
with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney & Trudy Stevens
(YouTube)

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"White Christmas" musical lesson
"This lesson is based on a special mp3 mix [5 Mo- 5’25"] of 9 different
interpretations of the same song "White Christmas " (Irving Berlin 1942)
by various artists, of various epoques and various styles..."

(absolutenglish.free.fr)

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WINTER - VOCABULARY

A salt truck
(dsc.discovery.com)

A snow plough
(US snowplow)

(gov.mb.ca)

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WINTER

WINTER - Description of Road Conditions and Visibility
(mto.gov.on.ca)

Winter road
"Winter roads are temporary highways carved out of snow and ice."
(Wikipedia)

Ice road
"Ice roads or ice crossings (sometimes referred to as ice bridges) are frozen,
human-made structures formed on the surface of bays, inlets, rivers, lakes, or seas."

(Wikipedia)

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WINTER

to grit = sabler

 

 

WINTER

Winter Storms and Blizzards
- Vocabulary
- Word search
- Vocabulary Matching

(nc-net.info)

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Privacy threatened by online life

Think before you post
(YouTube)

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Privacy threatened by online life

How online life distorts privacy rights for all
"People who post intimate details about their lives on the internet undermine
everybody else's right to privacy, claims an academic...
The rise of social networking has blurred the boundaries of what can be
considered private... - making it less of a defence by law. "

(BBC)

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A new page :

DANGEROUS DOGS

 

Vocabulary - List of dangerous dogs - The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 - Facts -
Comments
- Debates - Police-
Listening -
Activities to print - Lesson plans - Webquests -
Cartoons - Songs - Videos
- Cinema

 

 

 

 

Cleopatra’s Eye Make-Up Had Health Benefits
- a
lesson plan
"Lead is usually a risk to health but the low levels
in the make-up had health benefits..."
The Queen of Egypt Cleopatra "used eye make-up to try
to win the heart of the emperor Mark Anthony."   

WARM-UPS :
EYE MAKE-UP / COSMETICS / ATTRACTIVE /  ANCIENT EGYPTIANS
(breakingnewsenglish.com)




Cleopatra VII
"(January 69 BC – August 12, 30 BC)
was the last effective pharaoh of Egypt's Ptolemaic dynasty."

(Wikipedia)

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Common Mistakes
  "A collection of some of the most frequently misspelled,
commonly confused and easily misused words."

- with exercises to print
(common-mistakes.net)
Site recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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Database of Movie Dialogs
Indexing over 354182 subtitles
(movie.subtitlr.com)

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English Village
Steven talks about the village he is from in England.
"The last time I went back was Christmas...
I saw old friends and family and did the usual Christmas things..."

- with a Comprehension Quiz
(elllo.org)

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INVICTUS
"A l’occasion de la sortie du fim Invictus de Clint Eastwood le 12 janvier, nous vous proposons un bulletin spécial sur le film, Mandela, l’Afrique du Sud et le rugby." 
(CRDP - Ac. Dijon)

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Rise in sham marriages to beat UK immigration laws
"The number of suspected sham marriages by illegal immigrants
has leapt by more than half in the past year."

(BBC)

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Swiss man fined $290,000 for speeding in his Ferrari
"The man was reportedly caught driving a red Ferrari Testarossa
at 137km/h (85mph) through a village.
The penalty was calculated based on the unnamed motorist's wealth
- assessed by the court as $22.7m (£14.1m) - and because he was a repeat offender...
Swiss media reported that the man owns a villa with five luxury cars,
including the Ferrari."

(BBC)

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Microsoft and HP show off 'slate' PC
- with a VIDEO
"The firms unveiled the Windows 7 powered touchscreen machine,
also known as a tablet, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
The aim of the device is to bridge the gap between laptops and smartphones."
(BBC)

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RESOLUTIONS... by all the top cartoonists! 
(cagle.com)

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CECRL

Comment mettre le CECRL en application dans la classe
Comment évaluer avec le CECRL
avec diaporamas

(Nathalie Cadot - Ac. Martinique)

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Booking a room at the Big Apple Hostel in New York
"Cette activité fait partie d’une micro-tâche de ma séquence sur NY.
Il s’agit de donner les moyens aux élèves de pouvoir construire un dialogue
pour réserver une chambre pour leur séjour (fictif)."
Dialogue (accent US et accent GB)
+ 2 pagesd'exercices interactifs.

(soundguideweb.com)

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Cliquer sur l'image pour agrandir.

Séquence sur Twilight (le livre + le film)
destinée à des 4e Euro

- la séquence complète
- le poster utilisé pour la 1ère séance
- la fiche de CE portant sur les pp.15-17 du chap.1 du tome 1

Séquence envoyée par Sylvie Teillot (Ac Grenoble)

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Don't be a Gary - Resolve
(YouTube)
- with a worksheet by Corinne Degezelle (Ac. Reims) - Niveau 4ème
- with a worksheet by Patricia Saez (Ac. Montpellier) - Niveau 2nde
(cms.ac-martinique.fr)
- with the script sent by Christian ROBERT (Ac. Dijon)

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Vademecum Séjours Pédagogiques
MIS A JOUR
Envoyé par Marina Bureaud (Ac. Poitiers)

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Manga Shakespeare
  "is a series of critically acclaimed books featuring cutting-edge manga illustrations
with the abridged original text from Shakespeare."

- Books to buy
- FREE resources

(mangashakespeare.com)

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Michael Bublé - Haven't Met You Yet 
"I've Broken My Heart So Many Times...
I Just Haven't Met You Yet"

(metrolyrics.com)
- the VIDEO
(YouTube)

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A battery farm
(twinsane.files.wordpress.com)

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Chicken owner knits wooly jumpers for birds
"Crafty Ann Duran, 55, took pity on hens left featherless
after being rescued from a battery farm."

(telegraph.co.uk)



Neath, South Wales - town centre
Ce plan pourrait être utilisé lors de cours sur les DIRECTIONS,
ou les MAGASINS / LIEUX dans une ville...

(neathfoodfestival.co.uk)

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World’s tallest building opens in Dubai
- a
lesson plan
"The height of the 828-metre Burj Khalifa was kept a secret until the opening
ceremony. It is twice the height of New York’s Empire State Building."

WARM-UPS :
TALL BUILDINGS / MOST / BEST / BIG IS BEAUTIFUL /
  PLACES TO STAY / BUILDING

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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21 Accents
"Amy Walker does a little tour of 21 accents in 2 1/2 minutes.
From the UK and Ireland to Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Russia,
France, Australia, New Zealand, and around North America."  

(YouTube)

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Abba - Happy New Year
"No more champagne
And the fireworks are through"

(lyrics007.com)
+ the VIDEO
(YouTube)

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Johnny Cash : I Got Stripes 
" On a Monday I was arrested (uh huh)
On a Tuesday they locked me in the jail (po' boy)
On a Wednesday my trial was attested
On a Thursday they said guilty and the judge's gavel fell"
(lyricsplayground.com)
+ the VIDEO
(YouTube)

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ANGLAIS : PHONÉTIQUE, PHONOLOGIE ET PRONONCIATION
Lots of LINKS

(u-picardie.fr)

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Dog saves boy from cougar
"
A Canadian family's golden retriever saved its 11-year-old owner's life
on Saturday when the boy was charged by a cougar in British Columbia."

(telegraph.co.uk)



Family's 'Angel' dog saves boy from cougar attack
- with a VIDEO
(CNN)

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My House and My Bedroom
- electronic book
created by Laurence HAQUET (Ac. Rouen)

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Call for Participation for TESOL's
Electronic Village Online (EVO) 
"For six weeks, participants in EVO can engage with ESOL experts in collaborative, online discussion sessions or in hands-on virtual workshops
of professional and scholarly benefit."

FREE
(evosessions.pbworks.com)

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Twas The Month After Christmas - a poem
"Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse...
When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
So--away with the last of the sour cream dip,
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip...
I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore---
But isn't that what January is for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!"

(funnypoets.com)

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FRIENDS (season 5 episode 11 – The one with the resolutions)
- A worksheet
(fichiers.univ-metz.fr)
Watch the videos :
Friends Season: 5 Episode: 11 Title: The One With All The Resolutions Part: 1/2
Friends Season: 5 Episode: 11 Title: The One With All The Resolutions Part: 2/2

(YouTube)
- with the script
(friends-tv.org)

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LINKING WORDS

As - Stevie Wonder
"Just as hate knows love's the cure...
As now can't reveal the mystery of tomorrow...
Just as all that's born is new..."

(lyrics007.com)

Listen to the song.
(YouTube)

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TBI

Tutoriel - Pages d'aide à l'utilisation des Logiciels de TBI
(Ac. Amiens)

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TBI

Tableaux Blancs Interactifs
(equipe.tice87.free.fr)

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DESCRIPTION

Listen to instructions and draw a face.
(elllo.org)

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A new page :

John Keats

The poet - Quotes -
Interactive activities
- Activities to print - Lesson plans -
Interactive games - Cartoons -
Cinema

 

Poetry : An introduction
PowerPoint Presentation
(teachnet-lab.org)

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FLIGHT SECURITY

Airport customs
(cartoonstock.com)

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FLIGHT SECURITY

Boosting flight security measures
"Some countries have announced plans to introduce more sophisticated
technology to screen travellers, others are making body and
hand-baggage searches more rigorous.

The BBC looks at what changes are being made in a selection of countries."

(BBC)

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BODY SCANS

Orders from Homeland Security!
(cagle.com)

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Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley
- a slideshow
(washingtonpost.com)
Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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 La réunion des phobiques anonymes
"Quand des personnes atteintes de phobies se rencontrent...
Un sketch irrésistible tiré de la version américaine de l'émission humoristique
d'origine britannique «The Sketch Show»."

(loftv.com)
Or on YouTube

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Bright Star
"a film based on the last three years of the life of poet John Keats,
and in particular his romantic relationship with Fanny Brawne..
directed by Jane Campion, who wrote the screenplay and was inspired by
the biography of Keats by Andrew Motion, who served
as a script consultant on the film."

(Wikipedia)

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2000-2009 :

Best of the Noughties
"We are about to turn our back on the noughties - but what stood out for you?
The music, the fashion, the politics or the technology?"

(YouTube)  

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Reader’s Theater Editions
"are free scripts for reader’s theater (or readers theatre) adapted from stories
written by Aaron Shepard and others—mostly humor, fantasy, and world tales from a variety of cultures. A full range of reading levels is included, with scripts aimed
mostly at ages 8–15. The scripts may be freely copied, shared, and performed
for any noncommercial purpose, except they may not be posted
online without permission."

(aaronshep.com)

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The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!
by A. Wolf

- a sketch to play
(grandviewlibrary.org)




The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
(Wikipedia)

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British regional accents 'still thriving'
"Britain’s regional accents are becoming more widespread despite the increasingly homogeneous nature of society, according to academic studies...
Experts found that Geordie, Scouse, Mancunian, and Brummie accents are,
if anything, becoming more distinct...
Accents are more varied in northern England because they have not been subjected
to the mass levelling of speech caused by London and its commuting hinterland."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Sleeping Is Life’s Greatest Pleasure
- a lesson plan
WARM-UPS : SLEEPING / PLEASURE / SLEEP / RANKING / SOUP

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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New Year's Resolutions for Kids
School Age Kids - ex : " I'll be nice to other kids. I'll be friendly to kids who
need friends - like someone who is shy, or is new to my school."
Teens - ex : "I will choose non-violent television shows and video games, and
I will spend only one to two hours each day - at the most - on these activities."

(pediatrics.about.com)

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Edward Lear and his cat
(1.bp.blogspot.com)

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Swimmers flock to beach for New Year dip
"More than a thousand swimmers flocked to the beach - many in fancy dress
- as they braved icy waters for an annual New Year charity dip.
Participants dressed as Welsh dragons, fairies and characters from Little Britain
as they took to the water at Saundersfoot in Pembrokshire for the 26th annual
dip to raise money for a variety of local and national charities. "

(telegraph.co.uk)

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10 Unusual Traditions for Ringing in the New Year around the World 
"Did you know that in Switzerland people ring in the new year by dropping a dollop
of cream on the floor? Or how about how Armenians bake special bread with
“good luck” and “best wishes” stamped into it? We thought you didn’t.
So in honor of 2010, here are 10 unusual traditions observed
by different countries around the world."

(mentalfloss.com)
Page recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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My New Year's Resolutions - a worksheet
with a poem by Robert Fisher
Sent by Emmanuelle Saupé (Ac. Grenoble)

Listen to the poem.
read by Sarah Wells (Ac. Poitiers)

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2000-2009 :

Picturing the Past 10 Years
(nytimes.com)

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Pensioner used 136 modes of transport in a year
"Edwin Shackleton, 82, has travelled in a six-wheeled amphibious vehicle,
crashed over waves in a lifeboat and cruised in a gypsy caravan
as he found 136 ways to make a journey.
The adrenaline junkie has sailed in a catamaran, lifeboat and sand yacht
and flown in a microlight, executive jet and glider.
He also hitched rides on a bin lorry, fire engine, police car and T-55 tank
- before reaching his target of 100 in July by flying in a hot air balloon."
See The list of 136 modes of transport taken by Mr Shackleton.

(telegraph.co.uk)

A pensioner 
"is a person who has retired, and now collects a pension.
This is a term typically used in the United Kingdom and Australia where someone
of pensionable age may also be referred to as an 'old age pensioner', or OAP.
In the United States, the term retiree is more common."

(Wikipedia)

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PC Gaming Piracy - a poster
(theangrypixel.com)

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New internet piracy law comes into effect in France
"Illegal downloaders will be sent a warning e-mail, then a letter if they continue,
and finally must appear before a judge if they offend again.
The judge can impose a fine, or suspend their access to the internet."

(BBC)

The Pyramid of internet piracy
(farm1.static.flickr.com)

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The Transportation Security Administration = TSA
"The agency is responsible for security in all modes of transportation."
(Wikipedia)

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Auld Lang Syne
with THE STORY OF AULD LANG SYNE
on the right of the video

(YouTube)

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Let Food Be Thy Medicine: Top 10 Healing Foods Of The Decade
"Many fruits, vegetables, and unprocessed whole foods have
properties that can benefit our health...
offering benefits such as cancer prevention, cholesterol reduction,
and hormone regulation, to name a few." 

(huffingtonpost.com)
Page recommended by Renée Maufroid.

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A man rides a tricycle laden with recyclable styrofoam
along a main road in central Beijing
(telegraph.co.uk)

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Superheroes
"People dressed as superheroes ride on a London Underground train to promote Marvel's Super Heroes. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 video game,
which launches in the UK today."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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PLANE TERROR

New safety measures - a cartoon
(cagle.com)

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A new page :

Aldous Huxley



The writer - 'Brave New World' - Cartoons

 

Ultimate destinations
(loustal.net)

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VOCABULARY

CPR = Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
"is an emergency procedure for people in cardiac arrest 
or, in some circumstances, respiratory arrest
."
(Wikipedia)

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MY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION - a poem
"I will not throw the cat out the window
Or put a frog in my sister's bed...
I shall help old ladies cross roads (even if they don't want to) "

(123newyear.com)

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STORY BUILDER

Squigly's Writing Corner - Story Builder
"Have fun making your own stories using Squigly's story builder. Squigly and his
friends have written some stories that you can personalize with your own words."

(squiglysplayhouse.com)

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WEIRD NEWS

Cakeland by Scott Hove: a world made of cake
- a slideshow
"Found at Scott's retail space gallery in Oakland in California, Cakeland is
a walkthrough installation containing multiple hallways and mirrored passages."

(BBC)
See more pictures.
(mshove.com)

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2000-2009

Ten years of changes in technology
"Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones looks at
how technology has changed during the noughties.
The decade has seen a digital revolution that's transformed
the communication and entertainment industry."

(BBC)

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Visual prompts

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2000-2009

The Noughties: Looking back on the decade that was
(Jean Sabiron)

The Noughties - a poster
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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A portrait of the decade

"To mark the end of the first decade of the century, the Magazine has been asking readers to tell the story of the past 10 years, based on five themes. Here are our top 100 things that define the Noughties."

(BBC)

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How to sum up the 'Noughties'?
"Time Magazine called it the 'decade from hell', but despite 9/11,
two wars and a financial crisis it hasn't been all bad.
So how would you describe it? Watch Matt Frei's thoughts."

(BBC)

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BANKERS

'Whack A Banker' game proving a hit in Britain
Text + Translation into French
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)
See the game

(timhunkin.com)

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2009

The Year in Questions - Interactive quiz
"William Shakespeare famously warned, “If all the year were playing holidays,
to sport would be as tedious as to work.” With that in mind, we present a little
light labor to ease the terrible burden of this holiday season.
Below are 100 or so questions on the personalities and happenings that defined 2009
— from geopolitics and gossip to commerce and celebrity."

+ Continue the QUIZ
"The incidents, accidents, hints and allegations that defined 2009."
(nytimes.com)
Quizzes recommended by Catherine Serreau
(Ac. Versailles)

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VOCABULARY

The Oxford English Dictionary's 'words of the year'

  - a matching exercise

(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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