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NEW SITES - Part 1 - JULY 2011


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REFUGEES

Photo Essay: Refugee Hot Zones Around the World
(PBS)

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VIRTUAL TRIPS

The Best Sites Where Students Can Plan Virtual Trips
"Most of these sites also let users comment on places they have visited, which make them an excellent place
for students to write for an authentic audience about locations they have really visited..."

(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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FAMOUS PEOPLE

Famous people from Great Britain
"Watch the slideshow and do the quiz."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

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NEWS OF THE WORLD

The demise of the News of the World: Facts & analysis
"James Murdoch has announced that this Sunday will see the last edition of the News of the World after the phone hacking scandal."

TEXTS + AUDIO REPORTS + LINKS
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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Tweeting and Texting - Cartoons 
(cartoonbox.slate.com)

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SPACE

Cartoon: Final Space Shuttle Mission
"This cartoon by Bob Englehart from the Hartford Courant relates to the final space shuttle mission, which blasted off yesterday...."
+ EXPLANATION + MORE CARTOONS
(englishblog.com)

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PROHIBITION

Prohibition: How Dry We Ain't - Photo gallery
(life.com)

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PRONUNCIATION

How do you pronounce English words and use them?
A video-based pronunciation dictionary and usage examples API
"Learners are able to not just look up an English word and hear an audio pronunciation like typical dictionaries but actually watch
tagged and time-stamped videos showing real speakers in real situations using the word in context.
Videos are tagged to allow learners to jump around to these specific moments.
Hence, beyond providing extra pronunciation samples, the videos can add visual and cultural context."

(embedplus.com)

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Colors of India -  Culture of India
Information about Indian culture, heritage, civilization and customs.

(thecolorsofindia.com)

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INDEPENDENCE DAY

The Declaration of Independence - commented on by Matt DAMON
+ an interactive exercise

+ Independence Day - LIFE photo galleries
+ Celebrating the Independence Day - INFOGRAPHICS
(anglais.over-blog.org)

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ASTHMA

Asthma - Visual Dictionary
(ikonet.com)

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HISTORY

American History - 42 videos
(history.com)

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SYMBOLS / COMIC BOOKS

American symbols in Comic books - a webquest
"Learn a few things about Captain America and discover the most famous American symbols
through various activities (with animated pictures and videos)"

(worldofteacherfortin.perso.sfr.fr)

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ANIMALS

ANIMALS - INTERACTIVE EXERCISES
Crosswords - Shadows - Pictionary
(worldofteacherfortin.perso.sfr.fr)

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ANIMALS

ANIMALS - ILLUSTRATED VOCABULARY
"Click on the pictures to visit them and to learn the names of the animals that live there."
(worldofteacherfortin.perso.sfr.fr)

 

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RAVENS

Why there must be six ravens at the Tower of London - Listen!
+ LINKS

(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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ROYAL PALACES - a webquest

with LINKS and NEW MAPS

 

 

ROYAL RESIDENCES

List of British royal residences
(Wikipedia)

 

See

ROYAL PALACES - a webquest

with LINKS and NEW MAPS

 

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PUNISHMENT

Whenever You’re Tempted To Use Punishment As A Classroom Management Tool, Remember This Comic Strip
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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NEW ZEALAND

The Land of the Long White Cloud
- A scenario designed by Jean-Marc Gébelin (Ac. Grenoble)
(à adapter pour le Collège)

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THE QUEEN

Queen needs more money to maintain Royal homes
"The Queen has asked the government for more money to deal with a growing backlog of repairs
to Buckingham Palace and other royal residences, newly published accounts reveal...
The monarch currently receives £11.9 million a year from the public purse to maintain and repair her homes
which include Windsor Castle and St James's Palace."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Way Back Home - Edinburgh to Skye
- a "new riding clip from Danny MacAskill, it follows him on a journey from Edinburgh back to his hometown Dunvegan, in the Isle of Skye.
You can read about it and watch the interviews with Danny at http://www.redbull.co.uk/waybackhome
The music is Loch Lomond "Wax and Wire" and The Jezabels "A Little Piece"."

(YouTube)

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HARRY POTTER

Cartoon: Harry Potter Premiere
"The final Harry Potter movie had its world premiere in London yesterday..."
+ VOCABULARY + GRAMMAR + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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REAGAN STATUE in LONDON

Cartoon: Reagan Statue Unveiled
"This cartoon by Dave Brown from The Independent relates to news that
former U.S. president Ronald Reagan has been honoured with a statue in London..."

+ EXPLANATION + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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IMMIGRATION

Cartoon: UK Border Agency
+ EXPLANATION
(englishblog.com)

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GLOBAL WARMING

The Dark Side
"Greenpeace has decided to spoof the little Vader advert by VW in order to show its dark side.
Indeed, for Greenpeace, VW is opposing European legislation that would impose further limits
on the amount of C02 that new vehicles are allowed to emit."

Watch the videos
+ LINKS
(mind-the-blog.eklablog.com - Cyril Brot)

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BANK ROBBERY

Bank robbers dressed as nuns
"Authorities in Illinois said a former bank employee and an accomplice robbed the facility of $120,000 while dressed in nun costumes."
They wore nun costumes and "Nun on the Run adult masks".

(upi.com)
The masks were "similar to the one(s) featured in the hit film "The Town", which tells the story of a group of bank robbers in Boston
who allude police and authorities by wearing nun costumes."
(All Headline News)

 

Thanks to Jean Sabiron for the sites.

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Independence Day Cartoons
"Today, July 4th, is  Independence Day in the U.S.A..."
+ EXPLANATION + GRAMMAR + MORE CARTOONS

(englishblog.com)

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Newsy Video: July 4th—Fireworks and Founding Fathers
"A look at media coverage and blogger input on July 4th, a U.S.  federal holiday marking the adoption of the  Declaration of Independence."

Transcript & sources >>
+ LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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LIBYA CRISIS - a file
(BBC)

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VETERANS

Veterans battle homelessness as they return from war
"Approximately one in five homeless adults around the US is a veteran."

Article + AUDIO
(BBC)

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LABELS

Graphic cigarette labels - Cartoons
(cagle.com)



Cartoon: Graphic Cigarette Labels
"This cartoon by Dave Granlund relates to news that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is
mandating graphic pictures on each pack of cigarettes showing the realities of smoking..."

+ LINKS
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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BOOKING HOLIDAYS

Booking holidays online
"Stephen and Alice talk about booking holidays online and the language used in advertising holidays on the internet."

+ VOCABULARY
+ LINK : The travel ads that are too good to be true - with a video
(BBC)

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Ben Harper - I'll Rise
(YouTube)

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Canada's Birthday
"Canada Day is celebrated every July 1, when territories of the province known then as Canada were brought together."
Difficulty : Hard
+ Transcript + Quiz
(englishcentral.com)

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Le CineDico
français / anglais / allemand / espagnol / portugais
avec sommaire alphabétique et sommaire thématique
(lecinedico.com)

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IMMIGRATION to the UNITED STATES

Irish Immigrants by Timothy J. Paulson - The text
(scribd.com)

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DOGS / CATS / US

Woof vs. Meow: What Our Furry Friends Reveal About Us
- an infographic
(blog.hunch.com)

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BRIDGES

World’s Longest Bridges Open in China (2nd July, 2011)
- a lesson plan

(newsenglishlessons.com)

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BEACH BEHAVIOR

 

Poll: Travelers annoyed by beach behavior
"A Massachusetts-based travel Web site said its survey found 74 percent of respondents believe people
"often violate some form of beach or pool etiquette."."

loud music -  public intoxication -  littering - beach chair hogging - smoking -
urinating in the water
(added by tripadvisor.com)
(upi.com)

Thanks to Jean Sabiron for the site.

 

Bad Form at the Beach: TripAdvisor Beach and Pool Etiquette Survey Reveals 82 Percent Claim Waterside Wrongdoings
Most Common Beach and Pool Etiquette Violations
Most Annoying Beach or Pool Etiquette Violations
Skimpy Swimwear
Piddling at the Pool
Booze at the Beach
Zoning Out Kids and Pets
Water Babies
Beach and Pool Etiquette: Essential Do's and Don'ts...
(tripadvisor.com)

 

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MONARCHY

Cartoon: Good Value Monarchy
"This cartoon by Blower from The Daily Telegraph relates to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Royal tour of Canada."
+ COMMENTARY + LINK
(englishblog.com)

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BRIDGES

The longest, tallest and oldest bridges in the world - 16 photos
(telegraph.co.uk)

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AFGHANISTAN

Taliban conflict - a file
(BBC)

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HEALTH

CANCER - a file
(BBC)

Cancer-related infographics 
(anidea.com)

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ICE CREAM VANS

Ludlow revolts against ice creams vans lowering the tone (Ludlow, Shropshire) - 28 June 2011
"A historic market town has revolted against an invasion of ice cream vans which "lower the tone"...
 The vans spoil views of the town centre's medieval and Georgian buildings."

(telegraph.co.uk)
See Images of Ludlow
(ludlowvisit.co.uk)

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THE LONGEST SEA BRIDGE

A Visual Tour of the World's Longest Sea Bridge
- Article + Photos
"The 26-mile Jiaozhou Bay bridge, which was built over the course of four years for $1.5 billion,
links China's eastern port city of Qingdao to an offshore island, Huangdao."

(theatlanticwire.com)

 

China opens world's longest sea bridge
- Article + Video
+ World's longest bridges
(telegraph.co.uk)

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MOTOR SPORTS

MOTOR SPORTS - Visual dictionary
"Sports characterized by driving a motorized vehicle such as a race car, motorcycle, snowmobile or personal watercraft."

(ikonet.com)

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