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JANUARY 2011 - NEW SITES

 

 

WEBQUESTS

Si vous n'accédez plus aux WEBQUESTS dont le lien commence par :
http://www.michellehenry.fr/webquests/ ...,
remplacez le w (minuscule) de webquests par un W (majuscule).

Par exemple :
http://www.michellehenry.fr/webquests/Death%20Penalty/deathpenwq.htm
deviendra :
http://www.michellehenry.fr/Webquests/Death%20Penalty/deathpenwq.htm

Un bug sur le serveur m'empêche d'accéder au dossier "webquests".
Les webquests vérifiées récemment ne peuvent être affichées que dans le dossier "Webquests".

Je suis désolée pour les désagréments éventuels. J'essaie de remédier à ce problème.

 

TOOL

Convert an online video file to MP3
Enter the URL of the video you want to convert to MP3.
You can choose Standard Quality or High Quality
.
Convert. Download.
(video2mp3.net)

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FOOD

"Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" (The unhealthiest city in America...)
"Oliver is inviting viewers to take a stand and change the way America eats,
in our home kitchens, schools and workplaces...
In the series, Oliver heads to Huntington, West Virginia - which has been called
the unhealthiest city in America -- to start his new cooking initiative. "

(YouTube)

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AD / TELEPHONE

Land Rover: S1 Phone - a poster
"Land Rover phones are very durable and you can expect them
to withstand some harsh conditions."
+ 2 posters

(creativecriminals.com)

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DRUGS

Catapult used to throw drugs over US border
"Drug smugglers in Mexico have been caught on video using a device
to catapult drugs over the border and into the US."

(BBC)

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CONFUSIONS

Common TEFL Confusions
"This page is about confusions that teachers often have,
rather than confusions that students have." 
ex : Error/Mistake/Slip
(tefl.net)

Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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INTERNET

The State of the Internet : SUMMING UP 2010
- an infographic

(5.mshcdn.com)

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SPEECH

State of the union: interactive presentation
"Follow Barack Obama's 2011 state of the union address to the US congress
with video, text and accompanying commentary from Simon Jeffery."

(guardian.co.uk)

Thanks to Jean Sabiron for the tip.

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North America Auto Show in Detroit by Paul (Michigan, USA)
Paul went to the Auto Show in Detroit.
He tells us what it is and why he likes it.

(audio-lingua.fr)


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FOOD

What time do the English have their meals ?
by  Mary (B&B owner in France)
Mary explains what time the English usually have breakfast, lunch and
dinner.

(audio-lingua.fr)

The typical English breakfast
by Mary (B&B owner in France)
Mary explains what the typical English breakfast consists of.

(audio-lingua.fr)

Hamburgers
by Brigitte (an American woman living in France)
Brigitte explains what a real hamburger is for her : it has nothing to do
with Mc Donald's!

(audio-lingua.fr)

American hamburgers
by Paul (Michigan, USA)
Paul tells us what a real American hamburger is...and it has nothing to do
with Mc Donald's, according to him.

(audio-lingua.fr)

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CALIFORNIA

Leslie tells us about her city : San Francisco and her life there.
(audio-lingua.fr)

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MARYLAND

Keely tells us about hier city : Baltimore
(its harbour and her quiet neighbourhood).
(audio-lingua.fr)

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WASHINGTON, D.C.

Sara explains what she likes in Washington DC :
the different memorials,
the Cherry Blossom festival, the Potomac River...

(audio-lingua.fr)

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NEW YORK

Robert tells us about his city :
Central park, the Statue of Liberty, ESB,
Wall Street, Time Square, The MOMA, the MET...

(audio-lingua.fr)

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Royal Wedding


"The latest news on the Royal Wedding
of Prince William and Kate Middleton
that will take place on April 29th, 2011."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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LANGUAGE

Victor Borge - Inflationary Language
"Victor Borge does the Inflationary language.
He swiches every number in various words, for one number higher
and then reads a text in this manner."

(YouTube)
+ the script : JACK AND THE TWODERFUL BEANS
(neatorama.com)

(Permanent link)

 

POEMS

TS Eliot prize 2010
"Derek Walcott has won of the TS Eliot Prize for Poetry
with his collection White Egrets."


Listen to "extracts of the shortlisted poets reading their own works."

(BBC)

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Newspaper map
"Newspaper Map lets you click on the front page
to gain access to the entire newspaper."

(newspapermap.com)

Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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SPEECH


Obama State Of The Union Speech 2011 :
FULL TEXT & VIDEO

(huffingtonpost.com)

Line by line analysis and video
Key excerpts
Obama urges co-operation
(BBC)

The 2011 State of the Union Address 
"was a speech given by President Barack Obama at 9 p.m. EST  on January 25, 2011, in the chamber of the United States House of Representatives."

(Wikipedia)

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The Chinese horoscope
"Voici une séquence créée lors du stage didactique sur le CECRL."
Thème : L’Horoscope Chinois 
Classe : 5èmes
Niveau Visé : A2 
Nombre de Séances : 12

(cadot.over-blog.net)

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10 Great Movies for Black History Month
- Carmen Jones (1954) 
- A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) 
- In the Heat of the Night (1967)
- The Color Purple (1985)
- Do the Right Thing (1989) 
- Glory (1989)
- Malcolm X (1992)
- Remember the Titans (2000)
- Monster's Ball (2001)
(associatedcontent.com)

MORE here
(powertolearn.com)


To Kill a Mockingbird

MORE films with videos
(blog.beliefnet.com)

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The King's Speech
"is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper...
The film stars Colin Firth as King George VI and Geoffrey Rush as
  speech therapist Lionel Logue, who helped George VI overcome a stammer."

See Historical accuracy
(Wikipedia)

The King's Speech Movie Trailer Official (HD)
(YouTube)



George VI 
(Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952)
"was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the 
British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death.
He was the last Emperor of India (until 22 June 1948),
the last King of Ireland (until 18 April 1949),
and the first Head of the Commonwealth."

(Wikipedia)

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RESTAURANT

Basil upsets customers by moving tables! - Fawlty Towers - BBC
(YouTube)

Fawlty Towers 
"is a British sitcom produced by BBC Television...
The show was written by John Cleese and his then wife Connie Booth,
both of whom played major characters."

(Wikipedia)

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The United States of Shame
What is your state worst at ?
"Whether it’s a fat population, high rate of STDs or excessive tax rate, it turns
out that every state ranks dead last in at least one unsavory category.
Check out the map (click image to enlarge) to see what your state is
the worst at, then review additional stats and references after the jump."

(pleated-jeans.com)

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FOOD

Tracing our food
A new food safety law requires food businesses to document
the path food takes from farm to store.

+ an article :
Traceability rule represents big adjustment for food industry
(washingtonpost.com)

Recommended by J-Marc Brauer (Ac. Lyon)

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Argentina woman survives 23-storey hotel fall
"Her fall was broken by a taxi, whose driver got out moments before
the impact crushed the roof and shattered the windscreen."

+ a VIDEO
(BBC)

(Permanent link)

 

 

CITIZENSHIP

U. S. Citizenship Teachers - Resources and Downloads
Civics / Symbols / Holidays
PowerPoint downloads + Activities and Printables
(uscitizenshipteachers.org)

Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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ADDED :

Emily BRONTE



'Wuthering Heights' - the novel and the films

 

 

UK dilemma: US death penalty drug is supplied by Britain
"Drugs supplied by a UK pharmaceutical company are to be used to execute
a convicted murderer in the US state of Georgia on Tuesday.
The firm's sole shareholder, wholesaler Mehdi Alavi, 50, who declined to
comment also supplied California with enough drugs for 85 executions."

(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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"Wuthering Heights"
"is a song by Kate Bush...
the song is based on the novel of the same name (by Emily Brontë)...
Lyrically, "Wuthering Heights" uses several quotations from 
Catherine Earnshaw, most notably in the chorus - "Let me in! I'm so cold!" 
- as well as in the verses, with Catherine's confession to her servant of
"bad dreams in the night."
 It is sung from Catherine's point of view, as she
pleads at Heathcliff's window to be allowed in. This romantic scene takes a
sinister turn if one considers the events of the book, as Catherine may well
be a ghost, calling Heathcliff to join her in death."

(Wikipedia)
+ the VIDEO (YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
(sing365.com)

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HUMAN RIGHTS

What are human rights ? - a video
(humanrights.com)

(Permanent link)

 

 

The Tudors and the Stuarts
- Free Presentations in PowerPoint format

(worldhistory.pppst.com)

(Permanent link)

 

Black Death
- Free Presentations in PowerPoint format

(middleages.pppst.com)

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The Victorian Era

- Free Presentations in PowerPoint format

(worldhistory.pppst.com)

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E-MAILS

The Word “Dear” Disappearing in E-mails
(22nd January, 2011)
- a lesson plan

(breakingnewsenglish.com)


Dear Dear, Come Back Soon
(patspapers.com)

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"Walk through a victorian house"
- interactive game
"Travel back in time to 1870 and
help Ruby and Michael look for their missing dog Sam."

(geffrye-museum.org.uk)

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Who were the Victorians?
(1837 to 1901)
(woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk)

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Victorian Britain
(bbc.co.uk)

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VIDEO GAME

Mafia II
  "is a third-person action-adventure video game,
the sequel to Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven...
The game is set in the 1940-50s era Empire Bay a fictional city based
on New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Detroit."

(Wikipedia)

Watch the trailer.
(YouTube)

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WORD FORMATION

Etymology of cup
(ewonago.blogspot.com)

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SYNONYMS


Toast

(gerberbrothers.net)

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EPIC synonyms

(deviantart.com)

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POSTERS

Good Manners Posters
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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Victorian Items Fact Sheets
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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SENSES

Senses fun! - a worksheet
(primaryresources.co.uk)

(Permanent link)

 

 

SYNONYMS

Synonyms (Big/Bad/Good) - a worksheet
(primaryresources.co.uk)

(Permanent link)

 

Pressure of housework can be bad for the heart
"Researchers in the US have discovered that in busy people housework
such as cleaning, cooking, home maintenance, and even budgeting,
can raise blood pressure. Those at greatest risk are the people
who believe they are doing most of the work."

(physorg.com)

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SAFETY / DANGER / FUTURE


This page contains images which some people may find unsettling.

Soviet accident prevention posters
(englishrussia.com)

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PETROL PRICES / FOOD

Mac on... soaring petrol prices
(dailymail.co.uk)

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MAFIA CRACKDOWN

Can the FBI take down New York's 'mobsters' ?
"What impact will arrests have on New York 'mafia'?...
They face charges ranging from drug dealing to murder." 

(BBC)

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Multilingual Shakespeare season planned for 2012
"Each of William Shakespeare's 38 plays is to be performed in a different
language to mark the 2012 London Olympics...
Companies from around the world will participate in the season."

(BBC)

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MAFIA CRACKDOWN
- 20 January 2011



FBI charges 127 alleged mobsters in north-east US
- with a VIDEO

"US Attorney General Eric Holder said the arrests were part
of an ''ongoing fight against organised crime"...
FBI Director Robert Mueller said: "Some believe organised crime is a thing
of the past; unfortunately, there are still people who extort, intimidate,
and victimise innocent Americans."

See the links with other news sites.
(BBC)

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SPEED / DANGER

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SUPER DOGS

DOGS GUIDED REMOTELY BY STEALTH SYSTEM
"New tech could turn search dogs into remotely guided super dogs
that could take on risky jobs."
(news.discovery.com)


"A custom harness equipped with GPS, sensors,
a processor and a radio modem,
allows dogs to be directed remotely." 

(Permanent link)

 

 

Chinese New Year (Horoscope and celebrations)
Watch the video and play the game!

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

(Permanent link)

 

 

Is CCTV creeping too far ?
"For the last 25 years CCTV has proliferated into public spaces across the UK,
but is it going too far to use cameras to give parking tickets
and enforce bus lane rules?"

(BBC)

Drive-by Spies
The growing phenomenon of the CCTV Smart Car

(bigbrotherwatch.org.uk)

Big Brother Watch 
"is a libertarian British pressure group founded in 2009 to "fight injustice and campaigns to protect our civil liberties and personal freedoms". The group campaigns on a variety of issues including the rise of CCTV, the database state,
  ID cards and airport body scanners."

(Wikipedia)

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DRUGS

Colombia police catch drug-smuggling pigeon 
"They have captured a carrier pigeon that was being used
to smuggle drugs into a prison."

(BBC)

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WIKIPEDIA

The State of Wikipedia
It "not only explores the rich history and inner-workings of the web-based encyclopedia, but it's also a celebration of its 10th anniversary. With more than
17 million articles in over 270 languages, Wikipedia has undoubtedly become
one of the most visited and relied upon sites on the web today."

(YouTube)

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iPads

Singapore school uses iPads in the classroom
+ a VIDEO
(telegraph.co.uk)

(Permanent link)

 

 

AD

Advert for Coca-Cola Vitamin Water 'misled public'
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) "said it considered that consumers would understand the word "nutritious" as a claim that Vitamin Water contained added ingredients that were needed by the body in order to stay healthy."

(BBC)
Listen to News Briefing.
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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THE PLAGUE / EDWARD LEAR

A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear :
- with illustrations, for example :
"There was an old person of Prague, who was suddenly seized with the plague..."
(horntip.com)

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GUNS

Gun violence - a poster
"An international NGO and human rights organization based in Göttingen,
Germany, seeks to create awareness of and protect minority peoples
around the world who are threatened by oppressive governments."

(creativecriminals.com)

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SIGNS

Not allowed! - a sign
(telegraph.co.uk)

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This video contains images which some people may find unsettling.

Safety Video
(YouTube)

(Permanent link)

 

Teaching English through songs in the digital age (part 4 of 4):
Music-related web 2.0 tools

Resources and Ideas
(educationaltechnologyinelt.blogspot.com)

Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

(Permanent link)

 

CLIMATE

A Journey Through Climate History
- interactive

(abc.net.au)

Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

(Permanent link)

 

 

GUNS

Arizona shooting: business booms at Tucson gun fair
"The Stars and Stripes were fluttering at half-mast at Tucson's Pima County Fairgrounds on Saturday, but the demand for guns among its visitors
was higher than ever before...
Seven days after a man opened fire in a supermarket car park, 8,000 people gathered on the other side of the city to worship weapons
like the one that left six local people dead and 13 wounded."

(telegraph.co.uk)
+ AUDIO
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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CHORES

Yakety Yaks
KARAOKE
(YouTube)
The LYRICS :
"Take out the papers and the trash...
If you don't scrub that kitchen floor...
Just finish cleanin' up your room
Let's see that dust fly with that broom
Get all that garbage out of sight...
 walk yourself to the laundromat...
Bring in the dog and put out the cat"

(stlyrics.com)

(Permanent link)

 

LANGUAGE

Stephen Fry Kinetic Typography - Language
(YouTube)
+ the SCRIPT and the VOCABULARY
sent by Marielle Bianchi (Ac. Toulouse)

(Permanent link)

 

Fish Heads by Barnes and Barnes
- for beginners!

or KARAOKE
(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS :
"Fish heads, fish heads,
Rolly-polly fish heads,
Fish heads, fish heads,
Eat them up, yum!...
They can't play baseball,
They don't wear sweaters,
They're not good dancers,
They don't play drums!"

(stlyrics.com)
"The song is about fish heads and all the things they can (or, more often, cannot)
do, such as playing baseball, wearing sweaters, dancing, playing drums, or being seen drinking cappuccino in Italian restaurants with Oriental women. It is accompanied by a high-pitched chorus, achieved by speeding up the tape,
which repeats the original's chorus."

(Wikipedia)

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IMMIGRATION

 

Boy, 9, has Disney World trip ruined after US immigration rules him a threat
"US Embassy officials denied the schoolboy a visa to enter the US.
They said there was a risk he would not leave the US at the end of his holiday..."

(telegraph.co.uk)


"Micah was born in Britain
and has lived in Middlesex
all his life with his mum." 


Disney World, Florida

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ROUTE 66

Historic Route 66: The Story of America's 'Mother Road' :
AUDIO + SCRIPT

(voanews.com)

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SPORT

Adidas - Winning is Easy
"The story is about a boy who perseveres through physical abuse from an
alcoholic father, growing up to be as aspiring Olympian in track and field.
His interest in running is sparked by a chance discovery of an abandoned
pair of Adidas running shoes."

(creativecriminals.com)

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ANTS

A group of hungry ants
"clamour to get their jaws around a piece of chocolate brownie left
by photographer Andiyan Lutfi in his garden in Indonesia."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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AMISTAD
"is a 1997 historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg based on the
true story of a slave mutiny that took place aboard a ship of the same name 
in 1839, and the legal battle that followed. It shows how, even though the case
was won at the federal district court level, it was appealed by President 
Martin Van Buren to the Supreme Court, and how former President 
John Quincy Adams
 took part in the proceedings."

(Wikipedia)

(Permanent link)

 

 

Queensland Facing Major Reconstruction
(13th January, 2011)
- a lesson plan
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Brisbane floods: Queensland facing reconstruction 'of post-war proportions'
+ a VIDEO
(telegraph.co.uk)

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Million Dollar Baby

(Permanent link)

Thanks to Catherine Serreau (Ac. Versailles)
and Monique Mirza (Ac. Grenoble)

 

 

FLASHCARDS

InsideStory Flashcards
Vocabulary Builder - Kids' Printables

Recommended by Catherine Serreau (Ac. Versailles)

(Permanent link)

 

 

FOOD

See what families eat around the world
(images.google.com)

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GEEK

The evolution of the geek - a poster
(flowtown.com)

(Permanent link)

 

TUDORS

Tudor diseases - information :
Symptoms / Seriousness / Other facts / Famous sufferers

(primaryresources.co.uk)

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FOOD

Food by state
- a map with a representative dish to each state.
(myfoodlooksfunny.files.wordpress.com)
"I can’t argue with fried chicken for Kentucky, but I think of catfish
or barbecue for Tennessee instead of tomatoes." 
(Neatorama)

(Permanent link)

 

On January 15, 2011, Wikipedia the free encyclopedia will be 10 years old.
"This is a special message from founder Jimmy Wales to anyone who has read, edited, donated, or otherwise supported Wikipedia over the last decade. For more information, and for local events in your area, visit http://ten.wikipedia.org
"
- with a VIDEO
(ten.wikipedia.org)

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Slavery recipe
(deviantart.com)

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GUNS

Guns and Politics - cartoons
(cagle.com)

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STORY / CONDITIONAL

Imagine your troubles away. (if ......)

1.Read this little book published by "Storybird.com". 
2.Play the game.
3.Why don't you try to create your own story?

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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CIVIL RIGHTS

N. Carolina Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Sit-Ins
An article + a VIDEO
(voanews.com)

(Permanent link)

 

 

NOISES

Dentist Drill Noise Reducer Invented
(10th January, 2011)
- a lesson plan
(newsenglishlessons.com)

See The British Council

(Permanent link)

 

 

NATURALIZATION

INS Naturalization Test
+ Answer key

(nps.gov)

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ECO TOWN

Prince Charles' new 'Slumdog Millionaire' eco Indian town
inspired by Poundbury

"A new eco-friendly village for tens of thousands of poor people in India is
being built by one of the Prince of Wales' main charities, it has emerged...
The multi-million-pound “utopia” is inspired and modelled on Poundbury,
the Prince’s “model” village in Dorset...
His charity has just opened its first overseas office in Mumbai."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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MUSHER

A musher
"competes in the fourth stage of La Grande Odysee 2011
- an eleven-day race through the Alps,  covering some 1,000 km (620 miles)"

(telegraph.co.uk)

A musher is "a person who drives a dog sled."
(yourdictionary.com)
A musher is "a person who competes in cross-country races 
with dog team and
sled."
(dictionary.reference.com)

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SUPERHEROES

Superhero keeping Washington safe
(7th January, 2010)
- a lesson plan

(newsenglishlessons.com)



'Superhero' Phoenix Jones keeps Seattle suburb safe from crime
Police not impressed
(vancouversun.com)

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GUNS

Why America's gun laws won't change
11 January 2011
"Since Saturday's tragic shootings in Arizona, America's cable news channels
have been flooded with analysts speculating about why."

(BBC)

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SLAVERY

The History of Slavery in America :
Essays / Lesson Plans / Image Gallery with cartoons

/ Encyclopedia
(slaveryinamerica.org)

(Permanent link)

 

 

Sredni Vashtar
"is a 30-minute film, released in 1981, and written,
produced and directed by Andrew Birkin.
It is based on the short story, written by Hector Hugh Munro (= SAKI ).
It is about a little boy, Conradin, who worships a ferret and prays
for deliverance from his overbearing guardian, Aunt Augusta.
It won the BAFTA award for Best Short Film, and was nominated
for an Academy Award Oscar."

(Wikipedia)

View/download Sredni Vashtar (350k, 28 min)
(anno.co.uk)

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HOBBIES / SPORTS

Batelco INFINITY - The Official film experience release by Batelco
"An EPIC journey through people's ideas coming to life.
It's INFINITY from Batelco that took over 1 year in the making
- INFINITY the biggest innovative ad Film."

(YouTube)

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Camden Town by Suggs
(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS :
"There's a great crowd of tourists and they're coming down the street 
Pleased as punch with brand new Doctor Marten's on their feet
Past stalls with leather jackets, old bric-a-brac
Indian sunglasses or a Chinese bobble hat...
In Camden Town you can do anything you want to..."

(lyricsmania.com)

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PRONUNCIATION

FORVO
All the words in the world.
Pronounced by native speakers.

(fr.forvo.com)

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SWINE FLU

Swine flu worries - a cartoon
"This cartoon by Paul Thomas from The Daily Express 
relates to the resurgence of swine flu in the UK."

+ GRAMMAR
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

(Permanent link)

 

 

London hit songs mapped
"Singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty, who died this week, is best remembered
for his classic 1970s hit Baker Street. It is just one of a number of
well-known tracks closely linked to London locations.
Click on the map to find out the stories behind Baker Street and eight others."

(BBC)

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Teen Issues
"Discussing The Problems That Teens Face..."

(teenissues.co.uk)

(Permanent link)

 

IMMIGRATION

BECOMING AMERICAN: BEYOND THE MELTING POT
"The United States is a nation of immigrants.  Find out how long-time residents
and newcomers are finding common ground in three U.S. communities."
(america.gov)

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Robert Stevenson
- a webquest sent by Ellen Foucher (Ac. Nantes)

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Five of the 130 baby bats
"rescued from the Queensland floods being cared for at a clinic in Brisbane."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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JOBS

3 vidéos de présentation de métiers + activités
à découvrir sur Soundguide :
Preschool Teachers :
"Un travail sur une vidéo présentant le métier de Preschool Teacher."
Food attendant :
"Des activités à partir d’une vidéo présentant les métiers de la restauration."
Bartender :
"Diverses activités à partir d’une vidéo qui présente le métier de barman."

(Rodolphe Maurel - soundguideweb.com)

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Twenty-two Reasons to Go to Space
- an infographic
(neatorama.com)
LINK
(atypicalart.com)

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Colloque Cyber-Langues 2011
Titre : Echanges, réseaux sociaux et ressources numériques .

Calendrier : du mardi 23 au jeudi 25 août 2011.

Lieu : CRDP de l’Académie de Versailles,
6 rue Pierre Bourdan 78160 Marly-le-Roi

Structure à l’initiative du projet :
"L’association Cyber-Langues regroupe des enseignants utilisant les
technologies de l’information et de la communication
pour l’enseignement et l’apprentissage des langues."

(cyber-langues.asso.fr)

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ALPHABET / ANIMALS

D.O.G spells dog, D.O.G. (fun song)
with an activity created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille) :
Hangman : "Guess the letters in a hidden word or phrase."

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Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille) a compilé
deux nouveaux chapitres pour "Good News de 5ème"
6 - On stage
7 - Mysteries

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VOCABULARY

Bicycle Typogram
See a bigger picture.
(aarline.info)

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AFGHANISTAN

U.S. Boosts Afghan Surge
"Pentagon Plans to Send 1,400 Extra Marines to Supplement Spring Campaign...
  to try to cement tentative security gains before White House-mandated troop reductions begin in July. "

(online.wsj.com)

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ANOREXIA / MODELS

French Model in Anti-Anorexia Posters Dies
- a lesson plan (3rd January, 2011)

(newsenglishlessons.com)

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SEGPA

Anglais en ligne
pour CYCLE 3 / SEGPA
(anglaischanson.tableau-noir.net)

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BLOGS

10 ways to motivate students to blog…
(whatedsaid.wordpress.com)

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YOUR COUNTRY

What's the Black Country?
- a lesson by NikPeachey 
"In the lesson, students have the chance to listen to someone from that area describing what they like about living there and a little about their life.
Students also have the chance to reflect on their own part of the world
and finally to do some intensive listening."

(teachingenglish.org.uk)

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Activities created by Laurence HAQUET
(Ac. Rouen)

 

BODY LANGUAGE

Body language in Europe and Asia
- with VIDEOS

Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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AD / CONDITIONAL

Love Story - an ad
 From Publicis advertising agency in Indonesia. 
"If only I had... , such tragedy would never have happened."
(YouTube)

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Flooding in Australia's Queensland 'to last weeks' - 3 January 2011
"More than 20 towns in Queensland have been cut off or flooded,
with more than 200,000 people affected."
+ VIDEOS

+ In pictures: Floods from the air
(BBC)

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The Middle - TV series
It "is an American comedy television series...
The show features Frances "Frankie" Heck (née Spence, Patricia Heaton),
a middle-class, Midwesternwoman married to Mike Heck (Neil Flynn) who
reside in the small fictional town of Orson, Indiana.
They are the parents of three children, Axl, Sue, and Brick...
Axl, the oldest, is her rebellious teenage son...
Sue, the middle child and only daughter, wears braces, part of the reason
for her almost neurotic self-consciousness...
Brick, the youngest child, is a very bright but socially awkward
and "quirky" nine-year-old..."

(Wikipedia)
Watch the episodes here.
ex : Christmas
(abc.go.com)

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Cartoon: Happy New Year
"This cartoon by Garland from The Telegraph portrays world leaders,
UK politicians (and Julian Assange) as circus acts.
A nice metaphor for the uncertain year which awaits us all."
+ QUESTIONS
+ VOCABULARY
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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THE YEAR 2010

2010 : Year in Review
- a slideshow with photos and videos

(edition.cnn.com)

Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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Fichiers audios sur le thème du Nouvel An
avec une sélection, classée par niveaux du CECRL 
par Elisa Gy
(Ac. Versailles)

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DIALECTS

North American English Dialects, Based on Pronunciation Patterns

(aschmann.net)
"Rich Aschmann, a linguist, created a huge map of North America describing
the boundaries and differences between various dialects of the English language. Keep scrolling down at the link, and you can find Aschmann’s extensive listing
of audio examples of many of these dialects."
(neatorama.com)

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THE YEAR 2011

2011 to Be Best Year Ever
- a lesson plan (1st January, 2011)

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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New Year Resolutions - a cartoon
+ VOCABULARY
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

 

See New Years Resolution Cartoons - a slideshow
(msnbc.msn.com)

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 New Year Resolutions lesson 
"based on the opening scenes of the movie Bridget Jones's Diary."

+ a video

(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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THE YEAR 2010

Faces of the year 2010 - the women
Some of the women who have made the headlines in 2010, left to right:
Iris Robinson, Amy Williams, Kathryn Bigelow, Peppa Pig (top), Sarah Ferguson, Anna Chapman, Sue Sim, Mary Bale (middle), Justine Thornton, Gamu Nhengu, Rachel Chandler, Lady Justice Hallett (bottom).

(BBC)

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THE YEAR 2010

Faces of the year 2010 - the men
"Some of the men who have made the headlines in 2010, left to right: Kiki,
Wayne Bridge, Carlos Slim Helu, Tony Hayward (top), Danny Alexander,
Nicholas Mahut, Julian Assange, Gareth Williams (middle), Walter Kasper,
Luis Urzua, Edward Woollard, Eddie Afekafe (bottom)."

(BBC)

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Smoking curbs: The global picture
"A guide to smoking bans around the world as governments seek
to improve the health of their populations."

- with a clickable map
(BBC)

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Muriel's Wedding 
"is a 1994 Australian comedy/drama written and directed by P. J. Hogan...
A socially awkward, overweight, and naïve "ugly duckling" obsessed with the music of ABBA,
Muriel Heslop is the target of ridicule by the more fashion-conscious girls she considers her friends.
She also is a perpetual daydreamer who yearns for a glamorous wedding..."
(Wikipedia)

Watch the TRAILER. (YouTube)

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WORDS OF THE YEAR

Words of the year - interactive
"A data analysis of words printed in The Wall Street Journal reveals a trove of intriguing terms that starred in 2010 but could barely wriggle their way into 2009 coverage. Luge, robo-signer, Tamaulipas and jeggings registered spikes in usage."
(online.wsj.com)


Pat down

The words of the year
(Wikipedia)


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