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JUNE 2010
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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Now open at Universal Orlando
- with a Flying Tour
(universalorlando.com)



The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
- with Pictures and Videos
(universalexcitement.com)



See a slideshow.
(20minutes.fr)

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
"is an addition to Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando, Florida.
The area's attractions are set in and around a recreation of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and the nearby village of Hogsmeade.
The park was officially opened to the public on June 18, 2010."
(Wikipedia)

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Robocup 2010 in Singapore
19 - 25 June 2010
(robocup2010.org)

RoboCup 
"is an international robotics competition founded in 1997.
The aim is to develop autonomous soccer robots with the intention of promoting research and education in the field of artificial intelligence. The name RoboCup
 is a contraction of the competition's full name, "Robot Soccer World Cup".
But there are many other stages of the competition
such as "Search and Rescue" and "Robot Dancing".

(Wikipedia)

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P Diddy Gives Son, 16, Luxury Sports Car
- a lesson plan
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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Happy Fourth of July!
(cagle.com)

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Educators Connect Digital Games to Learning
"Every Wednesday, the dismissal bell rings two hours early at Quest to Learn,
a New York City charter school for grades 6-12 centered
around digital-game-inspired teaching methods."
 
(edweek.org)

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The future of shopping

"Guys, imagine taking your wives out shopping and actually enjoying it.
And ladies, what would you do to get rid of all the changing rooms
and optimize your shopping time?"

(flixxy.com)

Video recommended by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

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How The World Spends Its Time Online
- an infographic

(visualeconomics.com)

Page recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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UNHCR refugee statistics: full data
"There are more people forcibly displaced from their homes than ever before.
Find out where refugees come from - and where they go."

(guardian.co.uk)


UNHCR

= United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

(Wikipedia)

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Top reasons to stay connected
Click on NEWS

(usatoday.com)

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Behavior that irks beachgoers
Click on LIFE

(usatoday.com)

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World Cup 2010: vuvuzela humour - the best of the web
12 pictures
Avoid number 2.
"It's a scream: fans in South Africa think the vuvuzela adds to
the World Cup atmosphere, but not everyone is convinced."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Government sets out how to establish 'free schools'
"The government in England is setting out how parents, teachers, charities
and other groups can apply to set up their own "free school".
Free schools will be independent but funded by central government."

+ a VIDEO
(BBC)

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Utah firing squad executes US killer Ronnie Lee Gardner
"The US has carried out its first execution by firing squad in 14 years."

(BBC)

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Frank SINATRA - This Town
= Las Vegas

(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
"This town is a make-you town
Or a break-you-town and bring-you-down town...
This town, it's a use-you town
An abuse-you town until-you're-down town..."

(sing365.com)

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A new page :

JAMES JOYCE

The writer -

'Dubliners'
- 'Finnegans Wake' - 'The Dead' - 'Ulysses'

 

 

 

Ulysses for dummies - animated
"With the magic of the Internet, James Joyce's historic masterwork
has been efficiently reduced to 18 captioned cartoons."

(dannydries.com)
or HERE - NOT animated
(thattherepaul.com)

 

'Ulysses' is a novel by the Irish author James Joyce
(Wikipedia)

Download this ebook for free
(gutenberg.org)

Ulysses - a study guide
(cliffsnotes.com)

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The Karate Kid - Remake with Jackie Chan (2010)
"The plot concerns a 12-year-old boy from Detroit who moves to China with his mother and incurs the wrath of the neighborhood bully. He makes an unlikely ally
in the form of his aging maintenance man, Mr. Han, a kung fu master who
teaches him the secrets to self-defense."

(Wikipedia)

THE KARATE KID - Official Trailer
(YouTube)

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Are We Addicted to the Internet?
- an infographic
(flowtown.com)

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San Francisco set to pass cell phone radiation law
"San Francisco is set to be the first city in the US to require mobile phone
retailers to post radiation levels next to handsets they sell."

(BBC)

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The 2010 World Cup
(British & American English)
"This lesson is about the football World Cup in South Africa
which begins on the 11th June."
Pre-intermediate level and above
(equivalent to CEF level A2-B1 and above)

+ Related Websites 
(macmillanenglish.com)

World Cup Theme - Educational Resources
(teacherplanet.com)

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Bloody Sunday: interactive map
"The long-awaited Bloody Sunday inquiry report sheds new light on the events
of 30 January 1972. Our interactive graphic shows how the day unfolded and highlights Lord Saville's conclusions on the shootings at a civil rights march
in Derry."

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Vuvuzela: The Buzz of the World Cup
"Deafening to fans, broadcasters and players, the ubiquitous plastic horn
is closely tied to South Africa’s soccer tradition...
South African fans play the horns to spur their favorite players
into action on the field."

(smithsonianmag.com)



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Nasa breakthroughs:
the space agency's most thrilling discoveries and pictures

"Nasa scientists have provided some of the most inspiring, eye-catching
and terrifying headlines of recent years. Here is a selection
of the agency's remarkable announcements."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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France's obesity crisis: All those croissants really do add up, after all
(dailyfinance.com)

Page recommended by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

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The Future of Publishing
A video about the evolution of books and publishing.
(YouTube)

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Gap years
"A gap year (taking a year out/ a year off/ ...)  between school or college and
higher education or a job can be a very exciting, challenging and valuable opportunity. You can be a volonteer abroad, do some work experience
to build up your skills, discover new cultures..."

Gap year dangers / Different points of view
+ a VIDEO
(english-pe.over-blog.com)

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What's Eatin' You?
Fleas / Bedbugs / Ticks / Chiggers / Face mites / Head lice /
Crab lice / Human liver fluke / Mosquitoes
(Neatorama.com)

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Oily animals - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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The Dog Who Was A Cat Inside
- an animation
(vimeo.com)

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World Cup 2010 - Interactive calendar
(marca.com)

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The Beautiful Game: Teaching and Learning With the World Cup
Teaching ideas
 "Two sections — one with sites accessible to students
and the other with lesson plans for teachers."

(learning.blogs.nytimes.com)

Site recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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Manners
"Did you know that manners are all about a reduction
of violence between people?
If you don't believe it, have a listen to this..."

+ Transcript + Activities
(British Council)

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"How to" videos 
"Check out this series of videos and see how to say things right
in very different situations.
You can see a new video each month."

ex : How to pay a compliment
(British Council)

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"The World Cup has begun in South Africa and our Premier Skills website
has a Word Cup English section during the tournament, in which you can follow Barclays Premier League stars through blogs, quizzes, games and video."

(British Council)

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Van Gogh's bedroom in Arles
"Watch the presentation. Then play the game."
Created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

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Microsoft Kinect gets into motion as E3 confab kicks off
"There's a growing movement in video games — motion control.
And Microsoft's latest twist: Its new system for the Xbox 360,
dubbed Kinect and being unveiled this week, requires no controller at all."

(usatoday.com)



Watch a video
(YouTube)

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Films pour une diffusion publique non commerciale
"Il est interdit par la loi de diffuser en public les cassettes vidéos ou DVD
achetés dans le commerce ou loués dans un vidéoclub. En effet, ces
supports sont strictement réservés au cercle de famille. Cependant, ..."

(passeursdimages.fr)

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Special report on the impact of the Lousiana oil spill
DISASTER IN PICTURES
VIDEOS
FEATURES, VIEWS AND ANALYSIS :
Stopping the spill
- with animated graphics
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
BP IN TROUBLE

LATEST NEWS
OIL AND WATER
OIL DISASTER FACTS

WILDLIFE THREAT
(BBC)

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Men Hurt More in Rocky Relationships
- a lesson plan
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Study finds men are more emotionally hurt
than women over bad relationships

(nydailynews.com)

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What's behind Anyone But England?
"As the World Cup kicks off, many football fans from the UK's celtic nations
say they will support ABE - Anyone But England. Why does this inflame
so much passion on both sides?"

(BBC)

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DIRECTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTAL WEBSITES
+ MAPS
(firstnationsseeker.ca)

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World Cup opening ceremonies - PHOTOS
(blogs.sacbee.com)

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Octavia the Android, a Real-Life Rosie the Robot
"The robot's main mission will be to support and work closely with humans.
She's designed to communicate clearly about her goals and abilities,
collaborate to solve problems and interact with naval staff." 

(foxnews.com)

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Should Smart Phones Be Banned in Schools?
(theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com)

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We're Being Googled - a cartoon
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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World Cup 2010 - Flags
Click on TOPIC/THEMES /  Football (Soccer) Resources
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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World Cup 2010 - South Africa
PowerPoint Presentation
Click on TOPIC/THEMES /  Football (Soccer) Resources
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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The Animals Went In 2 By 2
(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
(whirligig-tv.co.uk)

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The World Cup field - interactive
"The World Cup begins Friday, with 32 countries vying for the trophy.
But it's not a level playing field. Some countries are historical powers
who use a mix of tradition, resources and a deep population base
to build talented squads. Others haven't mastered that formula.
Here's a look at all 32 countries. Click a country for more."

(nbcsports.msnbc.com)

Page recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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Grammar: 2010 World Cup
- a lesson plan
Level: High elementary / Pre-intermediate
Time: Approx. 60 minutes
Objective: To present and practise the first conditional
using the topic of the World Cup
Key skills: Speaking, writing

Page 3 of the document :
P = played (nombre de matchs joués)
W = won (nombres de matchs gagnés)
D = draw (nombres de matchs nuls)
L= lost (nombre de matchs perdus)
For = for (nombre de buts marqués)
A= against (nombre de buts encaissés)
PTS = points
(nombres de points match gagné = 3 points, match nul = 1 point,
match perdu = 0 point).

(onestopenglish.com)

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Oil-Coated Gulf Birds Better Off Dead?
"Kill or clean? Either way, the birds may face stormy skies...
Oil harms birds in two ways: internally and externally."

(news.nationalgeographic.com)

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50 Welcome Signs From 50 States
(elistmania.com)

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BP Spills Coffee
- a comedy video
(YouTube)
"The Upright Citizens Brigade, a comedy troupe, describes a nightmarish environmental disaster: someone at BP international headquarters spills coffee.
The executives take immediate and sensible action to contain the damage.
Warning: some foul language."

(Neatorama)

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ing words - Doubling the Consonant then Add ing - Wordsearch
Click on ENGLISH: Word Level:
Spelling & Phonics (Part 2) / Suffixes

(primaryresources.co.uk)

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Suffixes: -less, -ful - Wordsearch
Click on ENGLISH: Word Level:
Spelling & Phonics (Part 2) / Suffixes

(primaryresources.co.uk)

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Waka Waka "This Time for Africa" - Shakira
- South Africa 2010 World Cup Official Song

(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
"Today's your day
I feel it
You paved the way
Believe it..."

(paroles-de-musique.eu)

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Internet addiction – A growing problem
- a lesson plan
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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La réflexion sur les rythmes scolaires 
"La réflexion s’appuie notamment sur l’expérimentation d’un nouveau rythme
dans 100 collèges et lycées : cours le matin, activités sportives
et culturelles l’après-midi."

- avec une VIDEO
(education.gouv.fr)

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Kick, duck, headbutt and repeat: World Cup's diski dance finds its feet
"The diski dance, a well-choreographed flurry of vigorous kicking, ducking
and ''headbutting'' an imaginary ball, all done to the sound of joyful African drumming, is proving an infectious marketing tool for the competition."

(smh.com.au)



Page recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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Clarke & Dawe on the US Oil Spill
John Clarke and Bryan Dawe on oil spills and a struggling president.
“You’re not going to have a problem before you start.”
(YouTube)

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Ellis Island by Marc Cohn
"I was driving down Ninth Avenue
As the sky was getting dark
Didn't have nothin' else to do
So I kept on riding to Battery Park
I stepped out in the damp and misty night
As the fog was rolling in
Man said, "Last boat leaving tonight
Is the boat for Ellis Island"...

(sing365.com)

Test de compréhension - interactif
(anglaisfacile.com)

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Milo's Journey
"Milo, a lonely young boy at a hospital hasn't felt happiness since he lost his
parents in a tragic house fire. After the incident, sickness and pain was
all he would know. One night while looking out at the moon he meets
a magical creature who takes him on a very special journey. With his help
Milo is able to enter a strange and amazing place where he is able to finally
feel the happiness and love he so longed for..."

(vimeo.com)

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7 Jobs That Sound like a Joke
Man Who Watches Paint Dry / Coconut Safety Engineer / Mosquito Gatherer /
Chicken Sexer / Egg Breaker / Butt Wiper / Fart Smeller

(weirdworm.com)

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Psychomachy: a battle for the soul.
The term comes from the Latin poem Psychomachia (c.AD400) by Prudentius, describing a battle between virtues and vices for the soul of Man.
This depiction of moral conflict had an important influence
on medieval allegory, especially in the morality plays.
from Chris Baldick, The Oxford Concise Dictionary of Literary Terms (1990)

(systematicdeviation.blogspot.com)

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Seven heavenly virtues
"derived from the Psychomachia ("Contest of the Soul"), an epic poem written by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (c. AD 410) entailing
the battle of good virtues and evil vices." 

Chastity, Temperance, Charity, Diligence, Patience, Kindness, and Humility.
(Wikipedia)



Seven deadly sins
wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony.
(Wikipedia)

Psychomachia (Battle for Mansoul)
by the Late Antique Latin poet Prudentius 
"The poem describes the conflict of vices and virtues as a battle in the style
of Virgil's Aeneid. Christian faith is attacked by and defeats pagan idolatry
  to be cheered by a thousand Christian martyrs."
(Wikipedia)
+ the text in English
(web.archive.org)

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2010 World Cup: South Africa Infrastructure upgrades
- an infographic
(menainfra.com)

Page recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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"When you're strange" - A film about The Doors - Trailer
- a film / documentary with authentic archives
Narrator : Johnny Depp

(YouTube)

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English rules tightened for immigrant partners
"Ministers are bringing forward to the autumn measures requiring many
immigrants marrying UK citizens to prove they have a command of English."

(BBC)

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Rain Dance
"Tap water is irreplaceable."

A spot created by Leo Burnett Brussels for the Wallone water society.
(YouTube)

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Background : "A Bug's life"