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Heart Robot
(heartrobot.org.uk)

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Audio Slideshow: To the Moon and beyond
"Nasa is celebrating 50 years of space exploration - which has taken the American space agency up into the Earth's orbit, on to the Moon,
and deep into our Solar System.
That journey has produced many iconic images - from the Apollo moon
landings, to the space shuttle missions, and the colourful pictures beamed
back from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Here, space writer and historian Piers Bizony recalls
some of Nasa's defining moments."

(BBC)

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US election glossary
"What is the difference between hard money and soft money?
Or between Medicare and Medicaid?
These are just a few of the many well-used - but often misunderstood -
terms in US politics."

(BBC)

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ESL/EFL Exercises and Quizzes
Drag and drop exercises about grammar and vocabulary /
Quiz / Fill-in / Scrambled Words
5 levels

(visualesl.com)

Drag-and-drop tests
(visualesl.com)

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Europe by Barberousse

(cri.ensmp.fr)

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Election Connection 2008
Meet the Candidates / Inside the Issues /
Campaign Games / Electionary /
Path to the Presidency / Congress Connection

(Time For Kids)

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Waterfowl

(Wikipedia)

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A porter with luggage
(traveltruth.com)

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Dog in court for breaching peace
"A dog has appeared in court in the eastern Indian state of Bihar
accused of breaching the peace.
Police demanded severe action against the dog for biting people.
Its owner says it has only attacked burglars..."

(BBC)

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A fast response car
(wikimedia.org)

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BRIDGES

"Match the type of bridge with the correct picture."

(marysmill.ourjunction.com)

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Circle of Stories
"Circle of Stories uses documentary film, photography, artwork
and music to honor and explore Native American storytelling.

(PBS)

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Trail of Tears by John Denver - the lyrics
"There will be a trail of tears
There will be a trail of pain
And Jackson will have the Mississippi and the twenty dollar bill
But for us the trail is all that will remain"
(sing365.com)

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Creek Mary's Blood by Nightwish
from the film "Into the West"
(YouTube)
+ the lyrics (music-lyrics-chord.com)
"Wandering on Horizon Road
Following the trail of tears
White man came
Saw the blessed land
We cared, you took
You fought, we lost
Not the war but an unfair fight
Sceneries painted beautiful in blood"

Cherokee - Trail of Tears
(YouTube)
+ the lyrics (lyricsfreak.com)
"The white mans greed, in search of gold
Made the nation bleed
They lost their faith
And now they hade to learn
There was no place to return
Nowhere they could turn.
Cherokee - marching on the trail of tears."

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The Olympic Games - Activities
+ Listen to :
- a song : I can run
- a story : The first marathon

(British Council)

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History of the Cherokee
(cherokeehistory.com)

The Trail of Tears
(PBS)

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Segway PT

"a two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicle...
The name "Segway" is a homophone of "segue"
(a smooth transition, literally Italian for "follows").
PT is an initialism for personal transporter."

(Wikipedia)

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Issue Comparisons
(obama-mccain.info)


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Hotels
- interactive crossword
(BBC)

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Language for describing a process or giving a set of instructions

"When you have to give a series of instructions to make or produce something there are some common, useful and simple language features you can use to sound fluent and natural. In this programme we use the example of how to
cook the perfect omelette to demonstrate this."

+ script + activity to print
(BBC)

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Face up to Phrasals

"Follow the adventures of Fred, Betty, Daisy, Amanda and the rest
of the gang - and learn about a new phrasal verb with every episode!"

(BBC)

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In video : NASA's 50 years in space
(BBC)

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Paul Auster
Cours - Ex. Hotpotatoes - Autres exercices -
Travail à faire - Documents annexes

(Laurence Bernard - Ac. Martinique)

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TPR-exercises
By Henny Jellema, made with Hot Potatoes
Listening / Reading / Writing

- with pictures
(digischool.nl)

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Lesson 1a, listening
"Click on the soundbutton, listen
and choose the number matching one of the pictures."

(digischool.nl)

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Limerick
"Listen to Clive Hawkins, then play the game."

Activity created by: Renée Maufroid

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SIS - Career profiles
AUDIO + SCRIPT
(sis.gov.uk)

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Jane Bond ? British recruiters seek female spies
"Britain's secret spy agency, home to the very white and very male 007,
is hunting for women and minorities to tackle global terrorism..."

(Associated Press)

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Plane forced to land after drunk woman tries to open door
PASSIVE VOICE :
A plane was forced / The 26-year-old woman is reported /
the women were escorted /
were understandably very worried by...
(timesonline.co.uk)

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The Simpsons - Influences on Language
(Wikipedia)

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Moscow tops list of pricey cities
"Moscow has topped the league of most expensive cities for expatriates
to live in for the third year running.
"
+ Cost of living index
- most expensive / cheapest
(BBC)

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Warning sign

(cacoastkeeper.org)

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A buggy = a pushchair
(mypushchair.co.uk)

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Santa Claus
"Listen to Peter Carter's podcast,
then pick the right answer to the questions."
Activity created by: Renée Maufroid

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Google Elections Video Search gadget
"With the help of our speech recognition technologies, videos from
YouTube's Politicians channels are automatically transcribed
from speech to text
and indexed. Using the gadget you can search
not only the titles and descriptions of the videos, but also their spoken content. Additionally, since speech recognition tells us exactly when words are spoken in the video, you can jump right to the most relevant parts of the videos you find."

(googleblog.blogspot.com)

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HANDS
(flickr.com)

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The Truth About Tanning
- a lesson plan
with activities
What you need to know to protect your skin
(fda.gov)

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SUN PROTECTION

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Sun protection

(cartoonstock.com)

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Sunburn

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ENERGY with TIKI the penguin
- A guide for kids

(tiki.oneworld.net)

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Waiting
(offtopic.kimcm.dk)

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No traffic jam!
(shropshirehillsshuttles.co.uk)

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Beijingers told to mind their manners
"Beijing citizens have been told not to pick their noses, yawn or scratch their heads when talking to foreigners during the Olympics.
They have also been given a list of things not to ask overseas visitors...
(The booklet) warns Beijing people not to yawn, shout, pick their noses, scratch their heads, play with their fingernails or pull at their clothes while talking."
+ Subjects to avoid

(BBC)

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NEET

" is a government classification, first used in the United Kingdom but whose
use has spread to other countries, including Japan, China and South Korea.
The classification is
"Not currently engaged in Employment, Education or Training"...
In the United Kingdom, the classification comprises people
aged between 16 and 18..."

(Wikipedia)

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LE CADRE ou CECRL

- Commencer à y voir plus clair !
- Préparer séquences et progressions
(saintsernin.sytes.net)

 

Illustrations of idioms 1 + Illustrations of idioms 2
(récupérées d'un site disparu)

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Get off my back

(drawingsbydave.blogspot.com)

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Dye your hair green
(i.ehow.com)

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Smart dye helps to beat criminals
"In a UK first, a man has been convicted of robbery thanks to forensic
evidence from a special dye which carries a unique chemical signature
linking him to his crimes...

When a cash box from a security van is stolen and opened it triggers
a dye-bomb inside the box which covers the thief and his haul....
it is invisible to the naked eye but when put under UV light it glows green."

- with a VIDEO
(BBC)

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Mexican navy seizes cocaine sub
"The Mexican navy says it has seized nearly six tonnes of cocaine found
inside a 10m-long (31ft) makeshift submarine in the Pacific Ocean."

- with a VIDEO

(BBC)


VOCABULARY :
- navy / Submarine / crew / troops / Mexican forces / marines /
helicopters / naval vessels / GPS / compass / sail /
freeboard (distance from the deck to the water)
- The US Homeland Security Secretary / US intelligence /
A naval spokesman / President Felipe Calderon /
Colombian crew members / Vice-Admiral / Officials / Authorities...
- aerial surveillance / radars / electronic detection device /
patrols / military barracks
- seize / take into custody / the haul / cargo / intercept / to tow to shore
/
seizure / capture / detain / tackle trafficking / confiscate / to rid of
- cocaine / drugs / packages wrapped in black plastic
/ drug cartels /
marijuana / organised and drug-related crime / cartel bosses / traffickers /
lucrative enterprise

GRAMMAR :
- TENSES ( + indirect speech) :
The Mexican navy says it has seized /
A naval spokesman said they had known /
He added that the navy had stepped up patrols /
They said they had sailed /
Officials said that about three tonnes of the drug were found /
the Mexican army says it has confiscated /
Authorities say the traffickers are
had been carrying its cargo / US intelligence had led Mexican forces... /
This is going to force us / They did not specify
- PASSIVE VOICE :
have been taken into custody / it was intercepted /
the submarine was equipped with...
/
is not detected by radars / Four people were detained /
where the sub was seized. /
three tonnes of the drug were found / the rest was discovered /
the traffickers are extremely organised

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Cocoon - "On My Way" - the lyrics
"I am such a coward
I could win an award
You may not believe me
But it would be ok
(lyricsmania.com)
- the VIDEO (YouTube)

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Ajout de liens sur la page
NUCLEAR ENERGY


British cakes and Pastries

- Interactive Crossword

(BBC)

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How to borrow

"When you borrow something it’s something that someone else has
and you do plan to return it to him or her."

+ Script + Interactive activity
(BBC)

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Suicide Notes

(aboutmyrecovery.com)

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Popemobile
It "is an informal name for the specially designed automobile
used by the Pope during outdoor public appearances...
Some Popemobiles are open air, while others have bulletproof glass
to enclose the Pope."

(Wikipedia)

The Pope
(infovisual.info)

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Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp
It "is a controversial United States detention center operated by Joint Task Force Guantanamo since 2002 in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base,
which is on the shore of Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
...
The detainees currently held as of June 2008 have been classified by the
United States as "enemy combatants" After claims were made that these prisoners were not entitled to the protections of the Geneva Conventions,
the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against this interpretation on 29 June 2006..."

(Wikipedia)

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Timeline : The Nelson Mandela story
with PICTURES, AUDIO and VIDEO
(BBC)

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Doping (sport)
"In sports, doping refers to the use of performance-enhancing drugs,
particularly those forbidden by organizations that regulate competitions.
Doping is mostly done to improve athletic performance.
.."
(Wikipedia)

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Dutch judge orders woman to get rid of 50 cats
(ca.news.yahoo.com)

Article français
(Républicain Lorrain)


Suggestion : Faire comparer les articles en anglais et en français.

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Let me know
"Watch the animation , then play the game and
find the missing word in each sentence."

Activity created by: Renée Maufroid

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A NEW PAGE :

URANIUM
RADIOACTIVITY
NUCLEAR ENERGY

Uranium - Radioactivity - Nuclear energy -

Vocabulary - Interactive activities - Cartoons - Songs

(Cette page sera complétée au fur et à mesure)


How Nuclear Power Works

  1. Introduction to How Nuclear Power Works
  2. Nuclear Fission
  3. Inside a Nuclear Power Plant
  4. Outside a Nuclear Power Plant
  5. Subcriticality, Criticality and Supercriticality
  6. Problems with Nuclear Power Plants
    (howstuffworks.com)

- with a VIDEO

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Nuclear use locations world map
(commons.wikimedia.org)

Nuclear reactors of the world
(incontiguousbrick.wordpress.com)

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Black-Eyed Boy by Texas - the LYRICS
(azlyrics.com)
- the VIDEO
(YouTube)

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Miss Universe 2008

1 Areas of Competition 2 Results 3 Judges 4 Official Contestants
5 Pageant Notes 6 Historical Significance 7 Contestant Notes
8 References 9 External links

(Wikipedia)

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Beach things

(pccrafter.com)

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Summer sports with Popeye
(stamp-search.com)

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Weapon and Drug Free School Zone - 'They're all free!'

(cartoonstock.com)

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I'll be home in 5 years

(cartoonstock.com)

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Youth Crime - TIME cover
(img.timeinc.net)

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Back to school Sale

(cartoonstock.com)

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Youth crime : Key measures
"Support for problem families, getting young people off the streets at night
and more help for young offenders returning to their communities are at
the heart of a new Youth Crime Action Plan for England and Wales..."

(BBC)

Youth crime action plan published
It is "a targeted effort to stop those under 18 from committing crimes..."
- Download.
(homeoffice.gov.uk)

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Candidates on the Issues
A quick look at the candidates' views on key issues
(uspolitics.america.gov)

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Policies of Obama and McCain
(BBC)

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A road hog
( = "un chauffard")
(krankyscartoons.com)

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Beach signs

(gov.mb.ca)

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Beach dangers - In pictures
(BBC)

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'Careful dear, that bullet might contain depleted uranium!'

(cartoonstock.com)

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Uranium - From Ore to Reactor Fuel

(web.ead.anl.gov)

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Let's learn about URANIUM
(cameco.com)

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History of Studies on Radioactivity
(whirry.org)

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Lucky he knew to hang on
"HE has to be the luckiest koala in Australia.
Hit by a car, the marsupial survived a 12km ride
with his head stuck through the vehicle's front grille.
So it's no wonder the staff at the Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast
have dubbed koala Ely "Lucky Grills" after the late Australian TV actor..."

(news.com.au/heraldsun)

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Jellyfish - Signs






 

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Maybe we should just go to the park

(cartoonstock.com)

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Crabs, sharks, octopi...
(cartoonstock.com)

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JELLYFISH




(How Stuff Works)

 


(Wikipedia)



Jellyfish sting
(medicalimages.
allrefer.com)

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Weather quiz - interactive
Sun, rain, thunder - test yourself on the British summer
"The weather on St Swithin's Day was a typical British mixture
- sunny spells and cloud, heavy showers and light drizzle.
The Magazine tests your knowledge of all things summertime with
a weather quiz, starting with the legend of St Swithin himself."

(BBC)

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Audio Slideshow : Nelson Mandela at 90
"The world statesman celebrates his 90th birthday on Friday 18 July 2008.
As a lawyer and activist he campaigned against South Africa's apartheid
regime. Accused of trying to overthrow the government, he spent nearly
30 years in prison. After his release in 1990, he went on to receive the
Nobel Peace Prize and to become his country's first black president.
..
Includes radio archive and interviews..."
(BBC)

c

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Stabbed by a violent seagull
"A woman was treated for head wounds after a seagull attacked her
— like a scene from Hitchcock thriller The Birds."

(The Sun)



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Bank Holidays

"Watch the animation , then try to unjumble the words."
Activity created by: Renée Maufroid

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I said to her, 'Look, either that bloody dog goes, or I do!'

(cartoonstock.com)

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Sur le thème "RUNAWAY", un témoignage vidéo
(BBC)

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NRS Call Statistics
NRS = National Runaway Switchboard

(1800runaway.org)

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You Have A Right Posters
"Every youth has the right to be listened to, to be themselves,
to be safe, and to be home."

(1800runaway.org)

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Runaway Lives: Stories
(lv.psu.edu)

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Runaway by Pink - the lyrics
"I've got my things packed
My favorite pillow
Got my sleeping bag
Climb out the window
All the pictures and pain
I left behind
All the freedom and fame
I've gotta find..."
(azlyrics.com)
- the VIDEO (YouTube)

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The Things They Carried
"a collection of related stories by Tim O'Brien, about a platoon of American soldiers in the Vietnam War, originally published in hardcover
by Houghton Mifflin, 1990.

(Wikipedia)

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Europa Film Treasures :
les trésors du cinéma sauvegardés par les grandes archives européennes
disponibles sur la toile

(Présentation de l'APLV)
Lien direct
Kits pédagogiques à venir.
(europafilmtreasures.fr)

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Shakespeare For All Ages and Stages - a booklet
(dfes.gov.uk)

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No Fear Shakespeare
"puts Shakespeare's language side-by-side
with a facing-page translation into modern English
— the kind of English people actually speak today."

(nfs.sparknotes.com)

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Shakespeare Insult Kit :
"Combine one word from each of the three columns ... ,
prefaced with 'Thou' "

+ Shakesperean Insulter
(pangloss.com)

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Rows surround 'Catholic Woodstock'
World Youth Day
"It is sometimes described as the "Olympics of religion".
Some prefer to call it a Catholic Woodstock
- a festival of peace, love and Christianity....
Tens of thousands of young Catholics are meeting in Sydney, Australia."

(BBC)

World Youth Day
= "a youth-oriented Roman Catholic Church promotional event.
While the event itself celebrates the Catholic faith,
young people are invited without discrimination...
It is celebrated on a diocesan level annually, and at a week-long
international level every two to three years at different locations. "

(Wikipedia)

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10 reasons to cheer our teenagers
"This list doesn't mean teenagers are all little angels...
But it would be a shame to demonise a social group that is actually happier, achieving at a higher level, with better health and more opportunity for travel, sport and cultural activities than any previous generation in our history."

(BBC)

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Cartoon Express
Stock illustration and Clip Art
(andreadams.com)

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Joe Arpaio
= "a law enforcement officer and the sheriff of
Maricopa County, Arizona, United States.
Arpaio, who promotes himself as "America's Toughest Sheriff",
is controversial for his approach to operating
the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
."
(Wikipedia)


+ Official site (mcso.org)

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