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DRAGONS

10 Memorable Dragons From Movies
Male Dragon – Reign of Fire
Elliot – Pete’s Dragon
Draco – Dragonheart
Hungarian Horntail – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Various Dragons – D-War
Falcor – The Neverending Story
Mushu – Mulan
Saphira – Eragon
Vermithrax Pejorative – Dragonslayer
Dragon – Shrek
(unrealitymag.com)

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DOG POO / GOLD

Taiwan city offers to turn dog poo into gold
"A city in northern Taiwan is trying the Midas touch to persuade reluctant residents to clean up after their canines:
offering a chance to win gold bars to anyone handing in bags of doggy deposits...
The prizes: three gold ingots worth T$60,000 ($2,100), T$18,000 and T$12,000."

(msnbc.msn.com)

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CLIMATE CHANGE / NEW CROPS

Climate change brings tea and apricots to Britain
"British farmers are experimenting with crops such as olives and nectarines which have traditionally been imported from southern Europe
while the first British tea plantation has opened with a changing climate set to transform the nation's countryside..."

(reuters.com)

Otter farm - The Climate Change Farm
"Otter Farm is home to orchards of pecans, quince, almonds, szechuan pepper, apricots and a vineyard.
It is owned and run by me, Mark Diacono. The farm is certified organic and low carbon."

(otterfarm.co.uk)

Tregothnan
"The Estate, in Kent and Cornwall, is internationally known for producing the only tea grown in England.
A diversity of lands allows us to produce English tea, sustainable coppiced charcoal, Manuka honey and Kea plum jam...
We have to thank the unique micro-climate that benefits the South-West corner of England for the success of our tea plantation."
See : A brief history of tea

(tregothnan.co.uk)

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INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES

CAMBRIDGE - English Language Teaching - Touchstone Arcade
4 levels - Interactive activities with illustrations

Sort by unit or Sort by activity type
Grammar / Vocabulary
(cambridge.org)

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Total Rugby - Postcards from New Zealand with Norm Hewitt
"All Black legend Norm Hewitt gives us an insider's tour of his home town of Wellington and reflects on his experience at RWC 1995..."

MORE videos about Postcards from New Zealand and Rugby World Cup 2011 on the right.
(YouTube)

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ARGUMENT

Every Argument Every Couple Ever Has EVER
"If you ever got in a fight with your significant other, it went EXACTLY like this."
(vimeo.com)
Role-play for your students ?

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TV SERIES

Lie to Me 
"is an American television series that originally ran on the Fox network from January 21, 2009 to January 31, 2011.
In the show, Dr. Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) and his colleagues in The Lightman Group accept assignments from third parties
(commonly local and federal law enforcement), and assist in investigations, reaching the truth through applied psychology:
interpreting microexpressions, through the Facial Action Coding System, and body language.[2]...
Based on the real-life scientific discoveries of Paul Ekman, the series follows Lightman and his team of deception experts
as they assist law enforcement and government agencies to expose the truth behind the lies "

(Wikipedia)

Watch Lie to me Season 2 First Promo
(YouTube)

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OLYMPIC VENUES - 22 photos
"New aerial photos of London 2012 Olympic Games venues."

(telegraph.co.uk)


"The Olympic Park is a 2.5-square-kilometre site in Stratford, East London.
It is home to five new permanent venues - Olympic Stadium, aquatics centre,
velodrome, handball arena, international broadcast/main press centre
- and two temporary venues: basketball arena and the hockey centre.
The Olympic Village consists of residential blocks on edge of the Olympic Park,
providing new homes and school and medical facilities after the games."

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HOT AIR BALLOONS

World record 343 hot air balloons take off at the Lorraine Mondial festival in France - 12 photos
"A new world record was set at the Chambley-Bussieres Aerodrome in Eastern France when 343 hot air balloons took off,
during the Lorraine Mondial international hot air balloon festival. The balloons ascended from the former NATO air base,
and broke the previous record of 329 balloons, set at the same festival in 2009."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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London 2012: Olympic medals timeline
"Medals have been presented to event winners and runners-up since the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.
For each host city, different medals are minted and the designs and sizes have changed through time.
Explore them by clicking on the medals..."

Test your medal!
"Match the Olympic medal to the correct games"

(BBC)

 

 

A new page :

The 2011 Rugby World Cup



INTRODUCTION - NEW ZEALAND - THE TEAMS - THE VENUES -
THE MATCH SCHEDULE - THE PLAYER STATISTICS - THE TICKETS -
THE WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME - THE REAL NEW ZEALAND FESTIVAL -
VIDEOS - THE EDUCATION PROGRAMME
- RESOURCES ABOUT RUGBY

 

 

SUPERHERO

Captain America displaces Harry Potter in US film chart
"Superhero film Captain America: The First Avenger has knocked the final Harry Potter film off the top of the North America box office chart...
The film follows a young soldier called Steve Rogers (Evans) who undergoes a series of experiments and is transformed into a human weapon."

(BBC)

 

Captain America: The First Avenger Movie Trailer 1 Official (HD)
"Captain America: The First Avenger" will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers
to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America.
As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell)
to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull  (Hugo Weaving)."

(YouTube)



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THE BRITISH ARMY

The time when the British army was really stretched
"The British army is due to be reduced to 82,000 by 2020, prompting claims it will be the smallest it has been since the 19th Century.
But if Britain had a small army then, how did it control an empire?"

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PREDICTIONS

Photo Collection: French Futurist Predictions
from the Bibliothèque nationale de France, circa 1910.
(history.icanhascheezburger.com)


Photo Collection: German Futurist Predictions
 "from the dawn of the twentieth century that depict what life would be like in the year 2000." (paleofuture.com)
(history.icanhascheezburger.com)

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CONEY ISLAND

Coney Island: Dreamland by the Sea
"Between about 1880 and World War II, Coney Island was the largest amusement park in the United States...
Today, the rides and amusements are run by Astroland Amusement Park.
The attractions include the Cyclone roller coaster, Go-Karts, the Tilt-a-Whirl, the Water Flume (a waterslide),
and Dante’s Inferno (with Spook-A-Rama, one of the park’s two “dark” rides).
And let’s not forget Astroland’s Sideshows by the Seashor
e..."
(neatorama.com)

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THE AMISH

The Amish
"First watch the slideshow and try to understand the VOA recording,
then click on "Play this game" and fill-in the blanks of the song."
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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AMY WINEHOUSE

Amy Winehouse
Article + Listening + Worksheet

(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

Amy Winehouse Dies, Aged 27 (24th July, 2011)
- a lesson plan
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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SCHOOL

St Trinian's
"is the sixth in a long-running series of films based on the works of cartoonist Ronald Searle.
The first five films form a series, starting with The Belles of St Trinian's in 1954...
St Trinian's is an anarchic school for uncontrollable girls run by eccentric headmistress Camilla Dagey Fritton
(the reboot continues the tradition, established with Alistair Sim in the original film, of casting a male actor
who plays the female character in drag, with Rupert Everett inheriting the role)."

 

St. Trinian's (Good Quality) Part 1 of 10
The other videos can be found on the right.
(YouTube)

Belles of St Trinians
"Classic British comedy, made in 1954, starring Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell and George Cole."
(YouTube)

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HOW TO READ

Learning How to Read - The Color Purple
"In this scene from "The Color Purple", Nettie teaches Celie how to read."
(YouTube)

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Amy Winehouse found dead, aged 27 - 23 July 2011
Article + Video
+ Obituary: Amy Winehouse
"With her gravelly voice and eclectic style, Amy Winehouse, 27, who has been found dead in London,
won comparison with some of the great female singers such as Sarah Vaughn and Nina Simone."

(BBC)

 

 

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SITTING

Sitting is killing you - an infographic and a quiz
(anglais.over-blog.org)

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DRACULA by Bram Stoker retold by Margaret Torner
- intermediate level

with a GLOSSARY
(macmillaneducationbookstore.com)

Thanks to Catherine Serreau (Ac. Versailles) for the link.

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AMUSEMENT PARK / WARCRAFT/STARCRAFT

World Joyland: The Warcraft/Starcraft-themed amusement park - Lots of photos
Joyland is located in Changzhou, Jiangsu province
(shanghaiist.com)

MORE information
(consumerist.com)

 

"If you love MMORPGs, particularly WOW and Starcraft, then you’d most certainly have a great time
at China’s counterfeit theme park based around the epic Blizzard videogames."

(neatorama.com)

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NUCLEAR WASTE

Into Eternity 
"is a feature documentary film directed by Danish director Michael Madsen, released in 2010.[1] 
It follows the digging and pre-implementation of the Onkalo nuclear waste repository on the island of OlkiluotoFinland.
Director Michael Madsen questions Onkalo's intended eternal existence, addressing an audience in the remote future.
Into Eternity raises the question of the authorities' responsibility of ensuring compliance with relatively new safety criteria legislation
and the principles at the core of nuclear waste management...
Into Eternity is the only full-length documentary about nuclear waste repository solutions...
This film explores the question of preparing the site so that it is not disturbed for 100,000 years."

(Wikipedia)
+ COMMENTARY (channel4.com)


Schematic of the geologic repository research tunnel
under construction at the Onkalo site near Olkiluoto N
uclear Power Plant, Finland.

 

INTO ETERNITY - Bande annonce vostFR
(YouTube)

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TOXIC WASTE / ASBESTOS

Gomorrah 
"is a 2008 Italian film directed by Matteo Garrone, based on the book by Roberto Saviano. It deals with the Neapolitan crime syndicate 
known as the Camorra, which is based inNaples and Caserta in the southern Italian region of Campania...
Roberto (Carmine Paternoster) is a graduate who works in waste management. His boss Franco (Toni Servillo) illegally dumps toxic waste
such as chromium and asbestos at sites such as disused quarries. During an operation, a drum of toxic chemicals is accidentally spilled on a driver.
Franco refuses to call an ambulance, and when the workers refuse to handle the waste, Franco instead hires children to drive the trucks.
When he sees firsthand the harmful effects of illegal toxic waste dumping on people's health, Roberto can no longer contain his disgust and quits...
At the end of the film, statements are made regarding the activities of the Camorra. One allegation is that illicit money is being laundered
through the rebuilding of the World Trade Center."

(Wikipedia)

Gomorrah Trailer 2008-9 [High Quality]
(YouTube)

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WEAPONS

 Inflatable weaponry
employed "with the aim of confusing and distracting enemy forces.
They are often used on battlefield positions or to fool the eagle eye of surveillance satellites...
The hi-tech inflatables are even made from a special material that tricks enemy radar and thermal imaging into thinking they are real."

(telegraph.co.uk)


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COMIC-CON 2011

Comic-Con 2011: fans wear cosplay, superhero, steampunk and manga costumes - 35 photos
"Thousands of costumed fans have flocked to San Diego for Comic-Con 2011, the annual pop culture convention.
Hundreds of exhibitors and more than 130,000 guests are expected to pack the San Diego Convention Centre
for the sold-out, four-day event."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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HEAT

Hot, Hot, Hot! - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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SPACE TRAVEL

50 years of Nasa space travel
"Nasa has been at the forefront of space travel for 50 years after it was created by President Dwight D Eisenhower in 1958.
It has experienced highs and lows and many memorable moments."

+ Space shuttle timeline
(BBC)


Space shuttle Atlantis lands at Cape Canaveral for the last time. - 21 July 2011

(guardian.co.uk)

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POWER OF WORDS / WRITING

The Power of Words
(YouTube)
- "a great video to get students to think more carefully about their writing." (Larry Ferlazzo)

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ST SWITHUN'S DAY

The science of St Swithun's 40-day weather forecast
"Last Friday it poured down in the UK - not an uncommon occurrence in the British summer.
But Friday 15 July was St Swithun's Day, and according to legend, Brits now face a miserable August."

(newscientist.com)

St Swithun's day if thou dost rain 
For forty days it will remain 
St Swithun's day if thou be fair 
For forty days 'twill rain nae mare

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INTERNET / MEMORY

The Internet Is Changing Our Memory (18th July, 2011)
- a lesson plan
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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SOCCER

Japan Wins Women’s Soccer World Cup (18th July, 2011)
- a lesson plan
(newsenglishlessons.com)

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HOLIDAYS

Vacation relaxation ?
(phdcomics.com)

 

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WEAPONS

Seven Sci-Fi Weapons from Tomorrow Are Here Today
(technewsdaily.com)

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CINEMA

Plot Device
"A young filmmaker obtains a mysterious device that unleashes the full force of cinema on his front lawn."

(vimeo.com)
"A young filmmaker needs an idea for a movie to launch his career. But he’s coming up dry.
Then, while browsing Amazon.com, he sees a “Plot Device” for sale. What is it? He doesn’t know but buys it anyway.
A mysterious device, labelled “Plot Device”, arrives in the mail a few days later. There is a single button on it. He pushes it.
Watch this funny short film by Seth Worley to find out what happens."

(neatorama.com)

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LANGUAGE

 

Paris At Last (I Love Lucy)
(YouTube)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for the links.

 

 

SEASIDE HOLIDAYS

Seaside holidays then and now
"From the 99 flake to the organic honey and ricotta cone, there should be room for all tastes on the British beach."

(guardian.co.uk)

Thanks to Jean Sabiron for the link.

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FAMINE

UN Declares Famine In Somalia (21st July, 2011)
- a lesson plan

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Famine to be declared in Somalia - 19 July 2011
See Definition of Famine
(BBC)

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TERRORISM / RELIGIONS

Five Minarets in New York 
"is a Turkish action film (2010) written and directed by Mahsun Kırmızıgül,
which follows two Turkish police officers sent to New York to bring back a smuggler...
The film follows two anti-terror officers from Istanbul, sent to New York to find and bring back a Turkish religious leader, codenamed Dajjal,
who was arrested in the United States and who will be delivered to Turkish authorities by the FBI. The film emphasizes Islamic paranoia
of the world and the United States after September 11 attacks, seeking to answer the question of whether innocence or guilt
even matters to one who lusts for vengeance."
(Wikipedia)

Watch the trailer - with subtitles
(YouTube)

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CATS

Largest Cat Rescue on Earth - The lady with 700 cats
(video.nationalgeographic.com)

"Founder and owner of California's largest no-cage, no-kill cat sanctuary, Lynea Lattanzio lives with more than 700 cats.
Boxes of abandoned kittens, emergency CPR, meds for sick strays — each day brings a new set of challenges to her refuge
on 12 acres in central California."

(neatorama.com)

Lynea Lattanzio... founded and runs The Cat House on the Kings
"Since its founding 19 years ago, The Cat House on the Kings has saved over 18,000 cats and 5,000 dogs
(not counting the 40,000 animals we have spayed and neutered!) and currently cares
for more than 700 cats and kittens, a dozen or so dogs and a handful of goats..."

(cathouseonthekings.com)



"The Cat House on the Kings is situated on 12 acres along the King's River in Parlier, CA.
Follow the numbers on the satellite image ... for a tour of our property.
Hover your mouse over each number to show a brief description."

Watch Video 1 and Video 2 on YouTube.

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AMERICANISMS

Americanisms: 50 of your most noted examples
(BBC)

Recommended by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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WASHINGTON, DC

Visiting Washington, DC with kids
(BBC)

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ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS

Animal experiments increase again - 14 July 2011
"The number of animal experiments carried out in the UK rose by 3% last year, according to government figures...
The rise was largely due to an increase in the use of genetically modified (GM) and mutant animals, a trend that shows no signs of abating."

(BBC)

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FOOD

France and England are two nations separated by an afternoon meal.
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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SEA MONSTERS

Sea monsters really DO lurk beneath the waves, scientists claim
"Cryptozoology is the ‘study of hidden animals’ – or the search for creatures whose existence has not been proved,
such as the Loch Ness monster and the Abominable Snowman."

(dailymail.co.uk)

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AMERICANISMS

Viewpoint: Why do some Americanisms irritate people ?
"British people are used to the stream of Americanisms entering the language. But some are worse than others, argues Matthew Engel...
Ugly and pointless new usages appear in the media and drift into everyday conversation..."

(BBC)

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PRESS TITANS

Clash of the press titans
"The actions of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper group have drawn the wrath of Westminster,
but this is not the first time that politicians have done battle with mighty press barons."

Stanley Baldwin v Lords Rothermere and Beaverbrook
Harold Wilson v Cecil King
Herbert Asquith v Lord Northcliffe
Clement Attlee v Lord Beaverbrook
Hearst: The definitive baron

+ AUDIO
(BBC)

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INDIGENOUS PEOPLE 

International Day Of The World’s Indigenous People - August 9
"The focus of this year’s (2011) International Day will be Celebrating Indigenous Film Making, which ties in with the theme
of the 2010 session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, "development with culture and identity."
+ VIDEOS
+ FACTSHEETS and DOCUMENTS
(un.org)

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SCHOOLS

School orders parents to buy their children a £600 iPad2
- Longfield Academy claims it will inspire pupils to learn
- Experts warn it will lead to an increase in the number of children viewing porn...
The move by Longfield, a school for pupils aged 11 to 18, is the first of its kind in England,
but hundreds of schools could follow suit as it has been revealed that some 500 are poised
to adopt a similar scheme with digital education charity, e-learning Foundation."
(dailymail.co.uk)


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POLICE

Police (new & USEFUL) scanners
LINK + AUDIO
"Police in England are to use laser scanners at the scene of serious road accidents, so they can clear crashes more quickly.
The new technology saves officers' time, by making a 3D image of the site."

(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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EUROZONE

Cartoon: The Eurozone Job
" This cartoon by Schrank from The Independent is inspired by the ending of the classic sixties heist movie  The Italian Job,
in which a coach is left dangling over a precipice (see  video)."
+ COMMENTARY + LINKS

(englishblog.com)

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LOTTERY

Lottery win: Euromillions couple are 'tickled pink'
"Colin and Chris Weir: "We were excited, exhilarated, we couldn't sleep."
A couple from Largs in Ayrshire have been named as the winners of the £161m Euromillions jackpot...
The most exciting aspect of their windfall is the opportunity to travel...
They have also already decided to buy homes for their two children..."

+ a video
(BBC)

Euromillion lottery win: what the Weirs will spend money on
"They have given a few hints about what they might spend the money on."
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

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BUDGET

Minnesota budget row shuts public services - 2 July 2011
"The US state of Minnesota has shut down all non-essential public services because of a row over the state budget...
The impasse has parallels with the budget dispute between President Barack Obama and the US Congress."

(BBC)

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DRINKING

Binge drinking 'can damage memory skills' in teen girls
"Teenagers - especially girls - who binge drink could be damaging the part of their brain
which controls memory and spatial awareness, say Californian researchers...
Tests on 95 adolescents aged 16 to 19 were carried out by researchers at several US universities."

(BBC)

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PHONE HACKING

Phone hacking scandal - a file
(BBC)

FBI Joins News Corp Phone Hacking Scandal (15th July, 2011)
- a lesson plan

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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LITERATURE

10 Ways to Use The New York Times for Teaching Literature
"Classics, contemporary fiction, young adult and graphic novels, sequels and adaptations: Here are 10 ideas that will help any teacher
use the vast resources of NYTimes.com to show students the connections between any type of literature and life."

(learning.blogs.nytimes.com)

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Cambrian Explosion
"Performed bу thе group Brighter Lights, Thicker Glasses. Music teacher turned science teacher 
John Palmer wrote thіѕ song tο hеlр hіѕ students learn аbουt thе Cambrian Explosion." 

(YouTube)

 

The Cambrian explosion 
"or Cambrian radiation was the relatively rapid (over a period of many millions of years) appearance, around 530 million years ago,
of most major phyla, as demonstrated in the fossil record,[1][2] accompanied by major diversification of other organisms,
including animalsphytoplankton, and calcimicrobes.[3] Before about 580 million years ago, most organisms were simple,
composed of individual cells occasionally organized into colonies. Over the following 70 or 80 million years the rate of evolution
  accelerated by an order of magnitude (as defined in terms of the extinction and origination rate of species[4])
and the diversity of life began to resemble today’s.[5]"

(Wikipedia)

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HOLIDAYS

Many holidaying Brits refuse to eat local nosh
"47% even claim they would rather eat in well-known burger and fast-food restaurants than sampling some of the more exotic delicacies...
36% of Brits also expect all foreign people to speak fluent English, and yet half would never consider
trying to speak the local language themselves in an attempt to communicate..."

(newslite.tv)

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INTERNET

The state of the internet in 2011 - an infographic
(onlineschools.org)

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JANE AUSTEN

Jane Austen manuscript sells for more than £990,000
"£993,250 ($1.6m) in London (auction house Sotheby's), three times more than its estimated price."

+ Video
(BBC)

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HARRY POTTER

Teaching ‘Harry Potter’ With The New York Times
Lesson plans and links
(learning.blogs.nytimes.com)

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LOTTERY

Euromillions: UK ticketholder wins record £161 million - 12 July 2011
"A single British ticket holder has scooped the biggest ever lottery jackpot in Europe,
winning a staggering £161 million in the Euromillions draw."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

Euromillions: how the lottery jackpot winner could spend their £161 million
"Here are some ways the lucky person or syndicate could splash their gargantuan pot of cash."
A room with a view / Football star / Fancy wheels / Art / Private island / Champagne / Luxury food / Time piece / Private jet
(telegraph.co.uk)
More ideas ???

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FLYING CAR

Newsy Video: Flying Car Hits Streets and Sky
"A flying car just got the green light for takeoff." Transcript & sources >>
(englishblog.com)

Watch VIDEOS
(korben.info)

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PHONE HACKING

Cartoon: The Met Sweeps It Under The Carpet
"This cartoon by Paul Thomas from The Daily Express relates to the phone hacking scandal 
which is dominating the news in the UK at the moment."

BACKGROUND + VOCABULARY + MORE CARTOONS
(englishblog.com)

 

Phone hacking 
"is a term used to describe the practice of intercepting telephone calls or voicemail messages, often by accessing the voicemail messages
of a mobile phone without the consent of the phone's owner. The term came to prominence during the News of the World phone hacking affair,
in which it was alleged (and in some cases proved in court) that the British tabloid newspaper the News of the World had been involved
in the interception of voicemail messages of the British Royal Family, other public figures, and the murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler."

(Wikipedia)

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VIOLENCE

Tension follows night of violence in Belfast as Orange parade begins - 12 July 2011
(guardian.co.uk)

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YOUTH

Youth Homelessness
Documents divers et pistes d'exploitation
rassemblés par Cyril Brot
(mind-the-blog.eklablog.com)

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 
"is a 2011 epic fantasy film[2][3] directed by David Yates and the second of two films based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling.
It is the eighth and final instalment in the Harry Potter film series, written by Steve Kloves 
and produced by David HeymanDavid Barron and Rowling.
The story continues to follow Harry Potter on a quest to find and destroy Lord Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes."

(Wikipedia)

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 Trailer Official (HD)
(YouTube)

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WEATHER SAYINGS

Weather lore: What's the science ?
"Will it rain on your picnic/camping trip/festival? Old weather sayings may sound like fanciful folklore,
but some can help amateur forecasters. Here are six that are backed up by science."

(BBC)

1. "Red sky at night, shepherd's delight;
red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning"

2. "Three days rain will empty any sky"

3. "When the wind is out of the east, tis neither good for man nor beast"

4. "In the morning mountains, in the afternoon fountains"

5. "If a circle forms 'round the moon, 'twill rain or snow soon"

6. "Cold night stars bright"

 



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SMOKING

Iceland considers prescription-only cigarettes
"Tobacco bill proposes outlawing shop sales, with only doctors allowed to prescribe cigarettes to addicts unable to kick habit."

(guardian.co.uk)

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ZOO

20 Cutest ZooBorns On Earth
(oddee.com)

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VOCABULARY

25 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names
(buzzfeed.com)

ex : Paresthesia
= "The pins and needles feeling you get when part of your body falls asleep. Bonus! This is known as obdormition."

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GHOSTS

10 Scariest Ghostly Images And Recordings
(oddee.com)

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ZOMBIES

War and Social Upheaval Cause Spikes in Zombie Movie Production
+ Appendix: "Zombie Movies We Included in This Study"
(neatorama.com)

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"Departing from Hamburg (15th - 21st of April 2011), the train will commence its tour throughout Europe, visiting a total of 18 European cities,
ending the tour once again in Hamburg (29th of September - 23rd of October)."

(hamburggreencapital.eu)

Train of Ideas
Visions for future cities
"Europe has a new Green Capital! Hamburg pipped 34 other cities to the post in the race to the title.
Now the Hanseatic City is planning to travel around Europe with its visions for a green future
to transform people into environmental protection enthusiasts.
For this purpose Hamburg has created the Train of Ideas.
Visit the interactive Train of Ideas exhibition..."

See the map with the stations - interactive
Visit the exhibition
Watch all videos of the train of ideas on youtube
(train-of-ideas.net)


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RECYCLING

How to recycle guides
Informative how to recycling guides for all your recycling services

(edinburgh.gov.uk)



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SOCIAL MEDIA

Social Media Quickstarter
"is a very helpful series of videos from a group called Constant Contact.
Some of the videos relate to business use of social media, but most provide the basics
to everybody about Twitter, Linked In, YouTube, Blogging, Facebook, etc."
(Larry Ferlazzo)
(socialquickstarter.com)

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Wheels On The Bus Song - Animated
(learninggamesforkids.com)
+ LYRICS
"The horn on the bus goes "Beep, beep, beep"
All through the town."

(kididdles.com)

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LIFE / DEATH

Why do Americans die younger than Britons ?
"New life expectancy figures show Americans some way behind countries like Canada, the UK and Australia. Why?"
See Risk factors
(BBC)

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In the background : Palm Beach 1905