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Oregon Psychiatrist Plans Death with Dignity House
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"Is the 'death house' concept dignified, or disturbing?"
(newsy.com)

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SCIENCE

12 events that will change everything
Made interactive
(scientificamerican.com)

Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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GRAMMAR

Present continuous - interactive book
Created by Laurence HAQUET (Ac. Rouen)

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twitcher
= "someone who is prepared to travel great distances or go
to great effort or expense in order to see birds..."

(trevorsbirding.com)

The term twitcher
"is reserved for those who travel long distances to see a rare bird
that would then be "ticked", or checked off, on a list." 

(Wikipedia)

Glossary of Birding Words
(trevorsbirding.com)

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Twitcher cartoons
(cartoonstock.com)

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Twitchers flocking to apply for best job in the world
"Twitchers from all over the world are flocking to apply for what has been
described as the "best bird watcher's job in the world"
on the remote Scottish island of Fair Isle... around halfway
between mainland Shetland and the Orkney Islands...
The jobs pay between £7000 and £10,000-a-year each – plus all food and lodging...
The warden and administrator are responsible for the successful day-to-day
operation of all observatory functions, including ornithological work,
accommodation and other visitor services."

(telegraph.co.uk)



Fair Isle Bird Observatory
(wildlifeextra.com)

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Seeking Answers on Oil Spill as Questions Mount
"Since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April,
killing 11 and setting off the biggest maritime oil spill in the nation’s history, questions about the potential dimensions of the disaster have only multiplied
from week to week. Readers have been asking whether the oil can be contained,
how serious the damage will be and what they can do to help.
Following is a primer on the spill..."

(nytimes.com)

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PASSIVE VOICE

Miley Cyrus - Can't be tamed
(wat.tv)
+ the LYRICS :
"I'm built like that...
I can't be tamed, I can't be saved
I can't be blamed, I can't, can't
I can't be tamed, I can't be changed...
I'm like a puzzle but all of my pieces are jagged...
I'm not a mistake, I'm not a fake, it's set in my DNA
"
(directlyrics.com)

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World Tobacco Consumption
(blog.turbotax.intuit.com)

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A Need for Silly Public Works
(neatorama.com)

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GAME

Pass the Bomb - The fast thinking game
It "can be played by the whole class, small groups or individual students."

You can create your own cards.
(teachingmadeeasy.com.au)

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36th G8 summit
(Wikipedia)

 

G8/G20 summits security map
"The G8 summit of leaders from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, US,
Canada and Russia is being held at the Deerhurst Resort on the outskirts
of Huntsville, 215km (133 miles) from Toronto.
The resort is closed to public, with restrictions in force on local roads,
the nearby Peninsula Lake, as well as airspace closures...
The Integrated Security Unit responsible for security over the summit period
of 25-27 June, is made up of Royal Canadian Mounted Police,
regional and city police and the Canadian military forces. "

(BBC)

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Lucky escape for crash victim speared by post with four-leaf clover on it
"Medical staff treating a crash victim who survived being speared through
the chest by a fence post found a four-leaf clover stuck to the back...
The crash survivor now has the four-leaf clover framed on his bedroom wall."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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British children 'getting fatter at twice the rate of American youngsters'
"Researchers found that British children were spending double the amount on
sugary products, snacks and treats as those living in the United States."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Thieves steal kitchen sink from South Africa police
"South Africa's police are investigating after thieves stripped a police station
of all its contents, down to the kitchen sink..
The robbers helped themselves to everything of value - including doors, cupboards, basins, cutlery, tiles, furniture, electrical equipment and mortuary fridges...
How bizarre, that the police will now have to investigate
a crime committed at a police station..."

(BBC)

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UN Says World Shifting to Synthetic Drugs
- a lesson plan
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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National Anthems of the World
"Our website displays the most complete collection of lyrics and audio
from the national anthems of all of the countries in the world."

(nationalanthemsnow.com)

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EVALUER SON NIVEAU
Questions à choix multiples

(bordas.com)

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Town Bans Whistling and Singing Out Loud
- "in Sullivan’s Island in South Carolina.
There, singing or even whistling in public can get you a $500 fine."
"It shall be unlawful for any person to yell, shout, hoot, whistle, or sing on the public streets, particularly between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. or
at any time or place so as to annoy or disturb the comfort, or repose of persons
in any office, or in any dwelling, or other type of residence,
or of any persons in the vicinity."

(neatorama.com)

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A British supporter - Thirst Aid!
(20minutes.fr)

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Robot Olympics held in China
"Walking, running and even dancing humanoid robots have been pitted
against each other at the International Huro Olympic Games in northern China.
Nineteen international teams travelled to Harbin
to put their robots to the test in 17 disciplines.
The games run for three days..."

(BBC)

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Synthetic drugs popular as use of opiates wanes - UN
"Drug use is moving away from cocaine and opiates and
towards synthetic drugs such as amphetamines, the UN says."

(BBC)

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China Aiming to ‘Breed’ Wimbledon Champ 
- a lesson plan
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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The AMISH

Amish paradise - a parody with a song
"The video clip to Weird Al Yankovic's hit single song "Amish Paradise"
from the album "Bad Hair Day".
This song parodies Coolio's "Gangsta Paradise"."
(wideo.fr)





Witness 
"is a 1985 American thriller film directed by Peter Weir and
starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis. " 
The screenplay "focuses on a detective protecting a young Amish boy who
becomes the target of a ruthless killer after he witnesses a brutal murder in Philadelphia's 30th Street train station."

(Wikipedia)
See the trailer. (YouTube)

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SUPER TEACHERS

Becoming a Super Teacher
(objectlesson.net)

Super Teacher
(sites.google.com)

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Morphology of a kangaroo
- with explanations
(visual.merriam-webster.com)

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Toy soldiers run afoul of school's weapons ban
"Christan Morales said her son just wanted to honor American troops
when he wore a hat to school decorated with an American flag
and small plastic Army figures.
But the school banned the hat because it ran afoul of
the district's zero-tolerance weapons policy. Why?
The toy soldiers were carrying tiny guns."

(google.com)

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California weighs 'digital adverts' on number plates
"California is weighing whether to allow advert-broadcasting digital number
plates on vehicles, in a bid to raise revenue for the cash-strapped state.
The digital adverts would scroll when the vehicle is stuck in traffic."

(BBC)
- with a gap-fill exercise
created by Nathalie Jullien (Ac. Montpellier)

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The Price of Freedom : Americans at War
"a Smithsonian multimedia interactive on each war in United States’ history.
Videos (with transcript) , images and text are included."

(americanhistory.si.edu)

Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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Melissa : my routine
"Melissa talks about what she does everyday."

(audio-lingua.eu)

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Kyle : Independence Day
"Kyle talks about the way he celebrates the US national holiday on July 4th."

(audio-lingua.eu)

Frank : Independence Day
"Frank talks about the way he celebrates the US national holiday on July 4th."
(audio-lingua.eu)

Cortney : Independence Day
"Cortney talks about the way she and her family celebrate
the US most popular holiday, July 4th."

(audio-lingua.eu)

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Melissa : my hobbies
"Melissa talks about her extra-school activities
and what she does in her free time."

(audio-lingua.eu)

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Melissa : places of interest
"Melissa talks about the geography of Scotland
and the places of interest nearby."

(audio-lingua.eu)

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Melissa : Scottish typical food
"Melissa talks about Scottish food habits : hours of the day, specialties..."
(audio-lingua.eu)

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"The New York Times just published a very good interactive on immigration.
It’s a timeline showing the major issues related to immigration
reform that have occurred since 2004.
They are short “snippets” with images. You can also see editorial responses
from The Times for each event."(Larry Ferlazzo)

(nytimes.com)

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Gulf of Mexico oil well disaster
- interactive guide

(BBC)

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Year end

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Festival organisers asked to warn against 'legal highs'
"We are asking festival organisers and police to work with us to send out the message that these substances may not be safe and could contain illegal drugs...
Some drugs previously sold as "legal highs" have now been banned,
including mephedrone, now a Class B drug."

(BBC)
See Legal intoxicants
(Wikipedia)

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Cool inventions
(voicethread.com)

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Glob-ish
"Powered by the Internet and the global media,
English has evolved into the world’s language...
Contagious, adaptable, populist, and subversive, the English language
has become as much a part of the global consciousness as the combustion
engine. And as English gains momentum as a second language all around
the world, it is morphing into a new and simplified version of itself..."

(newsweek.com)

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What I Do During The Final Week Of School
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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RNLI Lifeguards
"A video made by the RNLI showing the work done by their Lifeguards
on popular beaches around Britains coast."

(YouTube)

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)
"is one of the charities that saves lives at sea around the coasts of the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as on selected inland waterways." 

(Wikipedia)

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The Vuvuzela By the Numbers 
- an infographic

with the pronunciation of "vuvuzela"
(mashable.com)

Page recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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Being a lifeguard is a tough job...
Popham Beach, Maine
(multimedia.boston.com)

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France Facing WFrance Faci

France Facing World Cup Elimination
"After two games and no goals, France is on the brink of elimination
from the World Cup. Coach Raymond Domenech says
the team needs "a miracle" to advance."
- with the transcript
(newsy.com)

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In the background : Gears of War 3