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Bonnes vacances à tous!

 

Poem for the last of WWI
(BBC)

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Back to school - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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DO-IT-YOURSELF
= "Construction, installation or repair work carried out
in a house without professional help."

Vocabulary + Pictures
(visual.merriam-webster.com)

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The girl at the video game store by Parry Gripp
lyrics + video

(onlylyrics.com)

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Lab Watches Web Surfers to See Which Ads Work
- with a video :
Disney's Ad Tracking Techniques
(nytimes.com)

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100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About
"Some of the technology we grew up with will not be passed
down the line to the next generation of geeks."
Suggestion : Utilisation de "used to"

(wired.com)

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The Queen and the US Presidents - PHOTOS
Meeting Presidents through the years
(mirror.co.uk)
More photos
(telegraph.co.uk)

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Justin Timberlake Opens Own Golf Course
- a lesson plan
It "has a cutting-edge drainage system...
There are also many restored areas of natural beauty,
including waterfalls, lakes and streams."

WARM-UPS :
Golf / Celebrity business / Eco-friendly

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Mirimichi: Justin Timberlake Opens His Own Golf Course
(wreg.com)

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Swine Flu Poster
(sp.edu.sg)

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Influenza A(H1N1)
World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe
- un dossier
(euro.who.int)

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The original computer
(blog.core-ed.net)

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World population aging at record rate
- a lesson plan
WARM-UPS :
OLD AGE / AGING POPULATION /
GETTING OLD / THE ELDERLY

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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At School and at Home.
"Here are 6 pages to help you learn about places.
You will use: there is, there are, some prepositions and easy vocabulary.
Have fun!"
Activities created by Renée Maufroid.

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Cloned sniffer dogs begin duties
"South Korea's customs service says it has deployed the "world's first cloned sniffer dogs" to check for drugs at its main airport and border crossings."
(BBC)

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Brazil fury over Britain’s toxic waste
- a lesson plan
"Brazilians are furious over 1,400 tonnes of British garbage arriving
at its ports. The stinking waste included toilet seats, dirty diapers,
leaking batteries and used syringes..."

WARM-UPS : Kind of waste / Waste disposal / Being furious
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Brazil demands return of UK waste
(BBC)

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Good Night Moon
"Enjoy the video , try to understand as much as you can
and do the activities."

Created by Renée Maufroid.

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Silver bells to thwart pickpockets.
"Shoppers are being given pairs of silver bells to attach to wallets, mobile
phones and handbags in a bid to stop pickpockets in Somerset, England.
Police hope people will be able to hear if they have become a victim of theft."

(BBC)

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10 ways to survive in the wild
"A British teenager has survived a fortnight lost in the Australian bush.
What are the dos and don'ts of staying alive in terrain like that?...
He survived on berries, leaves and water, and slept under logs.
The weather had been foggy, wet and freezing.

(BBC)

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For geeks : useful things on the beach

A beach bag
(rlv.zcache.com)


Dyson Energy Bracelet
Recharger
For Mobile Phones

It "is a gadget that uses
Seebeck effect to harness
energy
and power
your mobile phones..."

with a video
(yankodesign.com)

 

Amazon Kindle
"is a software and
hardware platform ...
for reading e-books
and
other digital media."

(Wikiedia)

A blanket
(thinkgeek.com)

Camera mask
(liquidimageco.com)

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TWEETING

What's human contact ?
(cagle.com)

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TWEETING

Twitterers
(cagle.com)

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TWEETING

We don't need wiretapping to spy on Americans
(cagle.com)

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TWEETING

What are you doing ?
(cagle.com)

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Tweeting - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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Teens and Computer Games
Read the paragraph - middle of the page
"Most games still provide the player with consequences to their actions...
The gamer will often begin to think morally about the situations when they
take on the mantle of a particular character. Furthermore, many games
present teens with a positive influence."

(BBC)

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Eco-fatigue, getting up early and other teenage surprises
"Teenagers find it hard to make time for television, don't like Twitter or traditional radio, and rarely go to the cinema...
The majority of teens are not particularly worried about the environment."
They "are utilising the new forms of media...
While adults may think that computer games turn teens into gangsters, murderers and thugs (in a werewolf-like transformation), they do not...
A large number of teens play sport..."

(BBC)

 

BIG BROTHER BINS

Tagging technology to track trash
"The ebb and flow of thousands of pieces of household rubbish
are to be tracked using sophisticated mobile tags.
..
It is hoped that making people confront the final journey of their waste
will make them reduce what they throw away...
In order to monitor how the pieces of rubbish move around the cities
and beyond, the MIT team has developed a small mobile sensor
that can be attached to individual pieces of waste. ..
Everything will be traceable. "
- with a VIDEO
(BBC)

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Pet airline welcomes 'pawsengers'
"A new airline is being launched in the United States,
providing dedicated travel for cats and dogs.
Rather than consigning their four-legged flyers to the cargo hold,
as on many conventional planes, Pet Airways allows passengers or
"pawsengers" to ride in the main cabins of specially-converted aircraft. "
- with a VIDEO
(BBC)

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Homefacts
Critical Health Safety and Environmental Information on US cities.
"Homefacts provides community profiles on cities in the US based on crime, demographics, environmental hazards, water/air quality, UV index and
community resources like schools, colleges, police/fire stations, airports,
zoos and much more."

(homefacts.com)

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Banks:
From Savings Accounts to Certificates of Deposit

Listen and Read | Vocabulary Exercise | Discussion
Role Play | Online Investigation |
Other Online Listening Practice

(dailyesl.com)

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My Birthday!
"Here are 6 pages of activities to help you talk about your birthday.
Look, listen, sing, play, tick, match, have fun!"

Created by Renée Maufroid.

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Tennessee gun law divides opinion
"Following a recent series of high-profile shooting incidents in the United
States, the southern state of Tennessee is changing its gun laws this week.
..
Gun owners in the state will be allowed to carry their weapons in a lot more
public places - including bars and restaurants."

- with a VIDEO
(BBC)

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Parts of the body.
"Take a look at the article, story, word game, cartoon, trivia and links."

(British Council)

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Beaches.
" Take a look at the article, story, word game, cartoons, trivia and links."

(British Council)

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Loose Change - 1ère édition sous-titrée français
"Un documentaire qui expose ce qui s'est réellement passé
le 11 septembre 2001."

(YouTube)

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Elephant carwash raises zoo cash
in Oregon, USA
"For $20, visitors can have their car washed by the zoo's elephants,
who scrub with sponges and rinse with their trunks."

- with a video
(BBC)

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Michael Jackson Collection 2009 Virtual Tour
- 360° Interactive Panoramas
(pinsane.com)

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South Korea Hit By Cyber Attacks
- a lesson plan
WARM-UPS : Wars / Hackers / Computer problems
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

US, South Korea Governments Hit by Hacker Attacks
(novinite.com)

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Colours In English.
"Here are 7 pages of activities to help you learn the colours in English.
Look, listen, sing, play, write, have fun!
"
Created by Renée Maufroid.

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Smoking curbs: The global picture
"The BBC News Website traces the recent wave of smoking bans around the world as governments seek to improve the health of their populations."
- with an interactive map
(BBC)

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United Breaks Guitars by Dave Carroll
- the LYRICS :
"You broke it, you should fix it.
You’re liable, just admit it.
I should have flown with someone else
Or gone by car,
Cuz United Breaks Guitars."

+ the VIDEO
(blog.takelessons.com)

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U.S. Marines sleep in their foxholes in Afghanistan
(time.com)

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Dream Cat Venus: Sega Toys to roll out creepy animal robot
"Venus can move around, lay down and reacts when you touch it.
There is a photo sensor in the forehead and
several touch sensors are installed in the body...
Say “There, there” (in Japanese) and it will purr, for example."

(crunchgear.com)
"Le Dream Cat Venus sort ce mois-ci au Japon pour environ 80 EUR.
Sensible au toucher et au son, le Venus réagit à vos caresses et à vos paroles
par des ronronnements appropriés. Et ... le Dream Cat peut “voir”
grâce à ses yeux équipés de caméras."

(20minutes.fr)

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The witch job that pays £50,000
"A job centre is advertising a "witch" vacancy with tourist site
Wookey Hole, in Somerset, for £50,000 a year.
The witch, who has to live in the site's caves, is expected
to teach witchcraft and magic."

(BBC)

Wookey Hole Caves
+ The Legend of how the Witch of Wookey was Turned to Stone
+ Activity Sheets / Fact sheets
(wookey.co.uk)

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Animals Belong In Class by Teacher and the Rockbots
"We are going to give you clues
So you can figure out
Which of the six main animal classes
That we're talking about"

(teacherandtherockbots.com)
Listen!
(myspace.com)

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"The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein
- with a short animation
(shelsilverstein.com)

The Giving Tree animated motion
(YouTube)

The Giving Tree,
"first published in 1964, is a children's book written
and illustrated by Shel Silverstein."

It "is a short tale about a relationship between a young boy
and a tree in a forest."

(Wikipedia)

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President Obama reads "Where the Wild Things Are"
"As part of the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, President Obama read
to a group of gathered children Maurice Sendak's classic book
"Where the Wild Things Are"."

(YouTube)

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6 Examples of Using Twitter in the Classroom
(emergingedtech.com)

Twitter in the classroom?
with High schoolers at Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis, Minn.
(YouTube)

The Twitter Experiment - UT Dallas
(YouTube)

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'Where the Wild Things Are'
"by Maurice Sendak is a children's picture book...
The book is about the wild adventure of a boy named Max who is sent to
his room without his supper by his mother as punishment for talking back.
Max wears a distinctive wolf suit during his adventures and encounters
various mythical creatures, the "wild things". Although just ten sentences
long, the book is generally regarded as a masterpiece
of American illustrated children's literature.
"
(Wikipedia)

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Where The Wild Things Are - Trailer
"Directed by Spike Jonze this is an adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world--a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures
that crown Max as their ruler. Set to be released October 16th, 2009"

(YouTube)
- with the song "Wake up" by The Arcade Fire
"If the children don't grow up,
our bodies get bigger but our hearts get torn up.
We're just a million little gods causin' rain storms
turnin' every good thing to rust."

(sing365.com)

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Parents Face Fines In New School Rules
- a lesson plan

"British parents could soon face a fine and prison if their children misbehave
at school. Britain’s government wants to introduce tough new laws
to improve discipline in schools."

WARM-UPS :
School rules / Punishments / Fines
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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US obesity problem 'intensifies'
"The percentage of obese and overweight children is
at or above 30% in 30 states...
Childhood obesity rates in the US have more than tripled since 1980."

(BBC)

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World News For Children - Podcasts
4 minute weekday news bulletin
Accompanying scripts available on the BBC World Class website
- bbc.co.uk/worldclass.

(BBC)

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Raising a healthy gamer: seven tips for parents
"In this article, we'll take a look at some of the issues that surround video
games and the family, and we'll give you some real-world advice on what
to look for, what the dangers are, and what you can do to have gaming
be a safe and fun part of your household."

(arstechnica.com)

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'Ugly' fruit back on sale in EU
"Curly cucumbers, crooked carrots and mottled mushrooms - odd-looking fruit and vegetables are making a comeback as 20-year-old EU rules are lifted."
+ VIDEO
(BBC)

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Free wedding for quitting smoking
"A charity in the Saudi capital Riyadh has come up with a novel incentive to encourage young men to quit smoking - an all-expenses-paid wedding...
Banners in Riyadh are advertising the campaign slogan:
"Kicking the habit is on you, and marriage is on us." "

(BBC)

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