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The Amish Population Boom
"The number of Amish in North America has doubled since 1991 and their distinctive communities
can now be found in Canada as well as 28 U.S. states, including unlikely
ones like Texas and Maine."

(blogs.wsj.com)

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CHILD LABOUR

The Song of Iqbal - the poem
"My father sold me to a carpet man 
I go to his factory at 4 am 
I’m working all day as hard as I can 
I’m just a child workin’ like a man..."

(stopchildlabor.org)

 

Child labour - Photos
(video.google.fr)

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CHILD LABOUR

Working children
"If you were a child from a poor family at the beginning
of the Victorian times, you worked and worked and worked..." 
(woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk)

 

Child Labour & The Industrial Revolution
(nettlesworth.durham.sch.uk)

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100 idioms
(YouTube)

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JUST FOR FUN!

La leçon d'anglais
Sketch de Jacques Bodoin (vers 1960)

(lesdurocasseriesdepierlouim.blog50.com)
or on YouTube

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Bicycle - a story with illustrations
The story about how Allie tried to learn how to ride a bike.
(hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com)

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The Gamer’s Alphabet
(geeksaresexy.net)

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Route 66
"Watch the presentation, you can see it full screen if you wish.
Then play the game.
Listen to the song and fill-in the blanks."
Created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

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The Dead by Billy Collins - an animated poem
(movingpoems.com)

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Television is a drug
"The inspiration of this video comes
from Todd Alcott's poem, Television."

(vimeo.com)

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Patrice - Ain't got no (I got life)
- Reprise de la chanson de Nina Simone
(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
"Ain't got no home, ain't got no shoes
Ain't got no money, ain't got no class
Ain't got no skirts, ain't got no sweater
Ain't got no perfume, ain't got no beer...
I got my hair, I got my head
I got my brains, I got my ears
I got my eyes, I got my nose
I got my mouth, I got my smile..."
(lyricsdepot.com)

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Grandma Moses
"Watch the presentation, you can see it full screen if you wish.
Then play the game." 

Created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

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Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty 
(YouTube)
"This Academy Award-nominated short film is about an old woman who tells her little granddaughter the tale of Sleeping Beauty. But grandma has some anger issues with people in her past (and present) and weaves them into the story."

(Neatorama)

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SETI Research
"SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, is an exploratory science that seeks evidence of life in the universe by looking for some signature
of its technology...
In 2005, a NASA grant was awarded for work on signal detection
for the Allen Telescope Array.  " 

(seti.org)

SETI
It "is the collective name for a number of activities people undertake to
search for extraterrestrial life. SETI projects use scientific methods to
search for electromagnetic transmissions from civilizations on distant planets."

(Wikipedia)

UFO closes China airspace
"A CHINESE airport was dramatically closed after an ALIEN craft
was detected by baffled air traffic controllers."

+ a VIDEO
(thesun.co.uk)

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How to Wash A Cat - By Bud Herron
(YouTube)
+ Cat Bathing as a Martial Art
(lifestorywriting.com)

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The rise and fall of social networks
in graphics
"Facebook has anounced that it now has 500m active users, just six years
after it was first launched. The site has become the poster child of social networking on the web. However, other networks have not fared so well."

(BBC)

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IMMIGRATION

US to send National Guard to Mexican border in August 2010
"The 1,200 troops, ordered to the border by President Barack Obama,
form part of efforts to tackle illegal immigration and drug-trafficking."

(BBC)

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Using film and moving image to enrich ESOL teaching and learning
(natecla.org.uk)

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ADVERTISING

P&G Pantene Pro-V Anti_Dandruff Shampoo:
Dandruff is not appetizing

(adsoftheworld.com)

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RECYCLING

Center Island - A Plastic Bottle Island
Plans to build an island on top of plastic bottles.
PowerPoint Presentation

(authorstream.com)

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RECYCLING

Plastic Bottle Island
(YouTube)
"This man has given up his job, family and possessions to build an island
that floats on plastic bottles he’s found and used as buoys!
Talk about recycling to good use!"

(Neatorama)

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PLURAL

Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor - Octopus
"Kory Stamper, an Associate Editor at Merriam-Webster,
talks about the plural version of octopus." 
(YouTube)

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BP's new cap - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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"OFTEN"

How Do You Pronounce "Often"?
(throwgrammarfromthetrain.blogspot.com)
"Do you pronounce “often” with the “t”? Boston Globe columnist Jan Freeman noticed that although the “t” fell silent in the 15th century, it appears to be
coming back, at least among college students."

(Neatorama)

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The windmill farmer
"A nurturing farmer is in danger of losing his crop of windmills
when he struggles against the cyclical forces of nature."

(YouTube)

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Hell's bells! Couple's wedding day was one to remember - for wrong reasons
(thisisleicestershire.co.uk)

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Long lost Charlie Chaplin film found at antiques fair in Michigan
"The comedy called A Thief Catcher was made in 1914 and was missing
for so many years that Chaplin's appearance in it as a buffoon policeman
had been forgotten."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Burka ban ruled out by immigration minister
"The immigration minister has said Britain will not follow France by introducing
a law banning women from wearing the burka, as such a move would run
contrary to the conventions of a “tolerant and respectful society”."
(telegraph.co.uk)

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COMMERCIAL

New Spice | Study like a scholar, scholar
"Do you want to be a scholar? Then study at the Harold B. Lee Library.
Do your research here, study here, and be a scholar!"

(YouTube)
"Hello scholars. Look at your grades. Now look at mine. Now back at your grades. Now back to mine. Sadly, they’re not like mine. But if you stopped studying
in a cave and started studying like me, they could be like mine.

The Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University made this commercial promoting itself in imitation of the popular Old Spice commercials."

(Neatorama)

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Internet censorship - an infographic
"showing countries that censor the Internet the most."
(woorkup.com)

Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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HEALTH

Qwerty Tummy
"Stomach upsets caused by bacteria from dirty computer keyboards...
Many users, they said, are at risk of becoming ill with stomach bugs dubbed
qwerty tummy” after the first six letters on a keyboard. "

(schott.blogs.nytimes.com)




Is Your Cell Phone Dirty?
(kcbd.com)

Cell Phones Filthier Than Bottom of Shoe
(wired.com)


How Dirty is Your Handbag?
"Studies have shown that as many as 4 out of every 5 handbags not only have not only “normal” dirt, grime, and germs on the outside but also surprisingly large amounts of very dangerous bacteria and substances like staphylococcus aureus, 
e. coli
, salmonella, fecal matter, and even vomit."

(twirlit.com)


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The 8 Traits that Lead to Great success
(richardstjohn.com)

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SCIENCE

The Chicken Came Before the Egg 
- a lesson plan
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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VIDEO GAMES / EXTREME SPORTS

Gnarcade
"A video game invasion has hit Mt Hood and High Cascade! Check out Scott Stevens, Micah Hollinger, Chris Beresford, Tim Eddy, Ben Bogart, and Casey Wrightsman as they live life like it's one big game." 

(YouTube)

Create a worksheet about this rich video and I will put it online.

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France Passes Ban on Face Coverings
"France's lower house approved a ban on wearing face-covering veils in public.
This is widely seen as a move to clamp down on Islamic extremism."

+ TRANSCRIPT
(newsy.com)

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French MPs vote to ban Islamic full veil in public
"France's lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly approved a bill
that would ban wearing the Islamic full veil in public...
It must now be ratified by the Senate in September to become law...
The bill would make it illegal to wear garments such as the niqab or burka,
which incorporate a full-face veil, anywhere in public.
It envisages fines of 150 euros (£119) for women who break the law
and 30,000 euros and a one-year jail term for men
who force their wives to wear the burka.
The niqab and burka are widely seen in France
as threats to women's rights and the secular nature of the state.
"
+ a slideshow : MUSLIM HEADSCARVES
(BBC)

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ADVICE

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man
(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
"Mama told me when I was young 
Come sit beside me, my only son 
And listen closely to what I say. 
And if you do this 
It will help you some sunny day..." 

(lyrics007.com)

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MUSIC

Band Name Origins
For example : DIRE STRAITS
"It describes the financial situation they were in when forming the band." 

(digitaldreamdoor.nutsie.com)

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MUSIC

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young
"Thanks to Neil Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd was inspired
to write the song "Sweet Home Alabama"."

"Well, I hope Neil Young will remember
a southern man don't need him around anyhow"

Is "Sweet Home Alabama" Really Sweet?
(thrasherswheat.org)

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Common coastal features
Illustrations + Explanations + Pronunciation
(visual.merriam-webster.com)

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South Korea deploys robot capable of killing intruders along border with North
"South Korea has deployed sentry robots capable of detecting and killing
intruders along the heavily-fortified border with North Korea...
Two robots with surveillance, tracking, firing and voice recognition systems
were integrated into a single unit...
The robot uses heat and motion detectors to sense possible threats,
and alerts command centres "

(telegraph.co.uk)

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London Dungeon advert showing Queen Mary I as zombie banned
"An advert for the London Dungeon has been banned after terrifying children
by showing Queen Mary I of England turning into a flesh-eating zombie...
The digital poster, which was placed on escalators on the London Underground, showed the infamous Queen sitting passively on a chair before suddenly turning
into a member of the undead and turning to face towards tube passengers.
Four people complained that the zombie - complete with bloody gashes
on her face, rotting teeth and red eyes - had terrified their children..."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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CREATIVITY

Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity
(ted.com)

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PEACE

Angelina Jolie on International Peace and Justice
"Angelina Jolie explains that no one should have to choose
between peace or justice."

- with subtitles
You can hear the lines slowed down and pause the video after each line.

(englishcentral.com)

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Police in Malaysia uncover 'illegal zoo'
"Police in Malaysia have inadvertently uncovered a massive haul of
endangered wildlife during a raid on a warehouse...
More than 20 species of protected wildlife were found in the "mini zoo"..."

(BBC)

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IMMIGRATION / CHORES

Immigration issues - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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Is Jousting the Next Extreme Sport?
" The gates of the Gulf Coast International Jousting Championships opened
at 6 p.m. one Friday in January at a 4,500-seat arena 13 miles
outside Pensacola, Fla..."

(nytimes.com)

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Infinity pool 55 STOREYS above ground opens in Singapore
The pool " features in the impressive, boat-shaped 'SkyPark' perched atop
the three towers that make up the world's most expensive hotel,
the £4billion Marina Bay Sands development in Singapore...
The hotel, which has 2,560 rooms costing from £350 a night, was
officially opened yesterday with a concert by Diana Ross...
with its indoor canal, opulent art, casino, outdoor plaza, convention centre,
theatre, crystal pavilion and museum shaped like a lotus flower
"
(dailymail.co.uk)

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The United States of Obesity
"Mississippi is the fattest state for 5th straight year, Colorado still leanest."

(calorielab.com)

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Spain Win 2010 FIFA World Cup Final (12th July, 2010)
- a lesson plan

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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SPIES / CONFUSIONS

Russian spies - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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Cat burglar takes shine to underwear
"A spate of thefts from gardens and washing lines in a southern English town
had been puzzling police...
(The cat) pinched builder's gloves, a knee-pad, a paint roller, rubber gloves,
and 10 pairs of children's underpants..."

(stuff.co.nz)

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So Hot That...
  "The hottest day ever in New York City was July 9, 1936, when the mercury reached 106 degrees in Central Park. Here’s how The Times reported it:
“In the great shopping districts in the Thirties, the pavements became so soft in
late afternoon that the crosswalks were dotted with rubber heels that were
caught in the asphalt and tar as women passed by. ...In Syracuse, on one of
the main streets, a housewife fried an egg on the pavement; at Perry, N.Y.,
an absent-minded man who left his false teeth on the window sill returned
within an hour to find them melted away...“ " 

What happened to you when it was so hot in summer 2010 ?
(nytimes.com)

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Sandwiches in a TIN
"U.S. inventors have dreamt up the ultimate in lunchtime convenience food
for busy consumers - a sandwich in a can.
The aptly named Candwich comes in three flavours - peanut butter and strawberry jam, peanut butter and grape jam and barbecue chicken
- and is being sold in vending machines across Utah."

(dailymail.co.uk)
Candwich is an example of a portmanteau word, where two (or more) words
(or parts of words) are combined to create a new word.

(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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How Britain Has Changed since 1997

- an infographic
(prospectmagazine.co.uk)

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The United States Cyber Command
"is a United States armed forces sub-unified command 
subordinate to United States Strategic Command." 
MISSION :
"USCYBERCOM plans, coordinates, integrates, synchronizes and conducts activities to: direct the operations and defense of specified Department of Defense information networks and; prepare to, and when directed, conduct full spectrum military cyberspace operations in order to enable actions in all domains, ensure US/Allied freedom of action in cyberspace and deny the same to our adversaries."

(Wikipedia)

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A NICE STORY!

Seagull that 'thinks' it's a cat
"Pooh the seagull is a family pet.
He has been part of the Grimwood family from Shoreham-by-Sea
ever since he arrived unexpectedly as a baby."

(BBC)

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The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)
"is a British intelligence agency responsible for providing signals intelligence(SIGINT) and information assurance to the UK government and armed forces.
Based in Cheltenham, it operates under the guidance
of the Joint Intelligence Committee."


"A model of GCHQ headquarters in Cheltenham,
commonly nicknamed "the doughnut"

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AUTHORS and CREATIVITY

Two authors tell about creativity -VIDEOS
- Elizabeth GILBERT ("an American journalist and writer
- a memoirist, a short story writer and novelist")
- Amy TAN
(novelist)
(anglais.over-blog.org)

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10 Things You Need to Know about Indian Reservation Gambling 
(mentalfloss.com)

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Man holds mom hostage because she won't iron his clothes
"He told her ‘ironing is woman's work.' "
in Villa Rica, Georgia
(ajc.com)

 

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Women-only frustration venting store opens in Shenyang
"Breaking things to vent frustration is a normal phenomenon when people
get upset, but usually such behavior would be stopped by others. 
Recently, a Shenyang shopping mall opened a special store for people
to break all kinds of things to relieve pressure and bad mood for a minute
in Shenyang. But beware! It's for women only!"

(english.people.com.cn)

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USA: New immigration law in Arizona
"If the law is enforced, policemen will be instructed to arrest anyone who they “reasonably suspect” is an illegal immigrant and who can’t show their papers. Opening the door to racial profiling ?" 

(dailymotion.com)

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The Social Network (2010)
"A story about the founders of the social-networking website, Facebook."

Director : David Fincher
(imdb.com)

The Social Network 
"is an upcoming 2010 drama film directed by David Fincher
 about the founding of Facebook and the phenomenon...
Similar to the book The Accidental Billionaires, the film focuses on
the early years of Facebook, which was founded in 2004. " 

(Wikipedia)

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Heat wave - a cartoon
(cagle.com)

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PRETERIT



Inna Modja - "Mister H"

(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
"Couldn’t wake up this morning while I was ending a break
I was late so I try to hurry hurry
I was running in the street and I broke my heels...
I couldn’t make it till my office
So my boss was yelling on my phone
I had to cry and cry and say I’m sorry
Then I met...
I saw my ex-man..."
(parolesdeclip.fr)

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NATURE

Macy Gray - Beauty In The World
(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
"When I look around I see blue skies
I see butterflies for us...
So much beauty in the world...
Stop and smell the flowers"

(elyricsworld.com)

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Hairstyles - interactive
Practive words describing hair.

(elllo.org)

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100 Ways to Use Social Media in the Classroom
+ a VIDEO : Social Media Revolution 2.

(freetech4teachers.com)



100 INSPIRING WAYS TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE CLASSROOM

(onlineuniversities.com)

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The Queen's English Society,
"made up of professionals, academics and self-confessed pedants, has created an English Academy "as a good English reference for everyone".
According to an article in The Times, the aim is to "to protect the language
from impurities, bastardisations and the horrors introduced by the text-speak
generation", in much the same way as the Académie Française does
(or tries to do) for French."

(The English Blog)

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Advertisement for beer, in London's Waterloo
"Should it not read.....Less C02 emission, or better still,
FEWER C02 EMISSIONS?"

(queens-english-society.com)

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A Twitteraholic’s Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter
(theedublogger.com)

Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

(Permanent link)

 

Old Spice's Manmercials
Smell like a man.
(neatorama.com)
or on YouTube

The 42 Greatest Old Spice Commercials of All Time
(ranker.com)

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JOB INTERVIEW

Acing Your Job Interview
+ subtitles
(englishcentral.com)

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JOB INTERVIEW

A business English job interview - Listening exercise
"The Questions will follow after the listening."

- interactive
(englishmedialab.com)

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JOB INTERVIEW

Monty Python Job Interview
(YouTube)

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JOB INTERVIEW

Interview Tips: What is your ideal job?- the GOOD answer
(YouTube)

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MOVIE THEATERS / TV

Cooler than homes... movie theaters !
- "a clip that promotes going to a movie theater
  rather than watching TV at home!"

(anglais.over-blog.org)

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THE WEATHER

Rapping Weatherman's Hip Hop Forecast
(break.com)

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Favourite animal

Our teacher asked us what our favorite animal was, and I said, "Fried chicken."
She said I wasn't funny, but she couldn't have been right, everyone else in the class laughed.

My parents told me to always be truthful and honest, and I am. Fried chicken is my favorite animal.
I told my dad what happened, and he said my teacher was probably a member of PETA.
He said they love animals very much. I do, too. Especially chicken, pork and beef.

Anyway, my teacher sent me to the principal's office. I told him what happened, and he laughed too.
Then he told me not to do it again.

The next day in class my teacher asked me what my favorite live animal was. I told her it was chicken.
She asked me why, just like she'd asked the other children.
So I told her it was because you could make them into fried chicken.
She sent me back to the principal's office again. He laughed, and told me not to do it again.

I don't understand. My parents taught me to be honest, but my teacher doesn't like it when I am.
Today, my teacher asked us to tell her what famous person we admire most.

I told her, "Colonel Sanders".

Guess where I am now...

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VIDEO GAMES

Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures
+ subtitles
(englishcentral.com)

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The Internet - an infographic
(medicalbillingandcoding.org)

Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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PRETERIT

Interactive Book - Past Simple
Created by Laurence HAQUET (Ac. Rouen)

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TATTOOS

Boxer 'Billy the Billboard' Pays the Bills With Tattoo Sponsorships
He "is an amateur boxer who has turned himself into a walking advertisement
by getting permanent tattoos from corporate sponsors."

+ a VIDEO
(aolnews.com)

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5 Neat & Quick Facts About the Vuvuzela
+ VIDEOS
((neatorama.com)

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Wives spend 'six days a year' nagging their husbands
"about household chores, their drinking and their health."
(dailymail.co.uk)

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FOOD

Ms Food Face Kid’s Dinner Plate
Revise your vocabulary.
(neatorama.com)

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SUBMARINES

Personal submarines
to unleash a new era of underwater exploration

See the photos.
(gizmowatch.com)

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The LimoBike
"Wildfire Tours, noted for their unique Harley Davidson transport services
for conferencing groups and special events have unveiled the LimoBike."

See more photos.
(spicenews.com.au)

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Animals on the Underground Map
"is a collection of over 20 animal characters made using only lines, stations and interchange symbols on the London Underground map, created by illustrator
Paul Middlewick in 1988. In 2003, the concept was used in a poster campaign
by advertising agency McCann-Erickson to promote the London Zoo."

(neatorama.com)
Come and meet the animals!
(animalsontheunderground.com)

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Psychological violence a criminal offence in France
"The French parliament has approved a law that makes
psychological violence a criminal offence.
This means that couples who insult each other repeatedly could
now be charged and face up to three years in prison... "

(BBC)

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A new page :

I want to be a helicopter pilot



Helicopters -
The different helicopter pilot jobs -
How to become a helicopter pilot
-

Flight training
-
What does a helicopter pilot do?
-
Lesson plans
- Cartoons - Videos

 

 

Russian Spy Wants to Stay in USA (4th July, 2010)
- a lesson plan

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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Queen Elizabeth Addresses UN General Assembly (7th July, 2010)
- a lesson plan

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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Larry King to Quit His CNN Show (1st July, 2010)
- a lesson plan

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Larry King
was "an American television and radio host."
He "conducted some 40,000 interviews with politicians, athletes,
entertainers, and other newsmakers..."

(Wikipedia)

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Calls for Technology in Soccer After Referee Errors
(28th June, 2010)

- a lesson plan

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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Biggest exhibition of mummies goes on display in LA
"150 human and animal mummies and related artefacts from five continents."

(BBC)

Mummies of the World Preview
(YouTube)

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GUN BAN BAN - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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RESTAURANT

A sucker table
"Every restaurant has a sucker table. It is the worst table in the house,
the one where the all the suckers sit...
it is next to the loos, on a flight path of waiter traffic or has a bucket placed
in the centre collecting brackish fluid dripping from the ceiling..."
(guardian.co.uk) 

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NATIVE AMERICANS

FIRST NATIONS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA MAP
Level One - North + Level Two -Central + Level Three - South
(firstnationsseeker.ca)

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SCI-FI

Sci-fi illustrations by Shigeru Komatsuzaki (1915-2001),
"whose fantastic work appeared on plastic model kit boxes
and in magazines and picture books in the 1960s to 1970s."

(pinktentacle.com)

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SPORTS / SUPERSTITIONS

The 7 Most Bizarre Sports Rituals in the World
(ranker.com)

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NATURE / WATER

FLUFFY MC CLOUD
"A short film about man's misunderstanding
and mixed relationship with mother nature"

(vimeo.com)

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MONSTERS / DESCRIPTIONS

The Bakemono Zukushi handscroll
"painted in the Edo period (18th-19th century) by an unknown artist, depicts
24 traditional monsters that once used to spook the people of Japan."

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DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE

5 Neat Facts About The Declaration of Independence
(neatorama.com)

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Yankee Doodle Fun Facts
"Yankee Doodle went to town,
A-riding on a pony;
He stuck a feather in his hat,
And call it macaroni."

(neatorama.com)

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TV Hat Commercial
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John Cleese rants - Soccer vs Football
(YouTube)

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UFO's in Ancient Art
"Evidence of extraterrestrial presence in our Art History."
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CITY of the FUTURE

Is this the sustainable city of the future?
"According to a New York design group,
this is how tomorrow's metropolis may look
– just don't ask how it will work...
Terreform One, a New York non-profit design group led by 38-year-old architect Mitchell Joachim, offers answers to almost everything to do with cities and sustainability. Its prolific output of ideas includes blimps creeping nose-to-tail
around cities, with seats hanging off them just above the ground
so that people can jump on and off at will..."

(guardian.co.uk)

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