Cinema Poems
Cartoons Posters
Examples Signs
Facts Smileys
How to write emails SMS
How to write letters / postcards Songs
Interactive exercises Stories
Lesson plans Videos
Listening Vocabulary
Pictures Webquests

(Updated on 18/08/2016)


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Cliparts, Flashcards and Photos :





  • Buildings & Places - Click on Flashcard Library.
    At the Airport - At the Bank - At the Beach - At the Post Office - At the Restaurant - At the Supermarket - Buildings and Places Around Town - Housing In the City and On The Street
    (aussi en ESPAGNOL) flashcards



Vocabulary :

  • All about Emails
    ICT : Internet & Email / Communication & Email
    (Primary Resources)
  • Le dictionnaire postal
    "vous permet de voir la traduction des mots couramment utilisés dans l'univers postal."




Examples :


Facts :


  • A Small Mystery Hidden In Five Postage Stamps
    "In 1993 the Royal Mail in Great Britain issued a set of five se-tenant stamps to honor the legendary fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. 
    The stamps depicted iconic scenes from The Reigate SquireThe Hound of the BaskervillesThe Six Napoleons The Greek Interpreter,
    and The Final Problem.
    Hidden within the design of each stamp is a single letter; the five letters (D, E, L, O, and Y) can be anagrammed to form a relevant word other
    than “yodel.”  The question is whether you can locate the five letters.  You will need good eyes, perhaps a magnifying glass, and a supersized image (available here – click twice).  Those who are curious, but too impatient to do the searching, can avoid the fun and skip to the solution."

    MORE information HERE.


  • Royal Mail's new stamps from magical realms
    "This week, Royal Mail released a special set of stamps featuring some of the world's most famous wizards, witches and enchanters,
    from Morgan le Fay to Albus Dumbledore. Prepare for a magical mystery tour ..."



  • Thousands of undelivered letters hoarded by US postman
    "Some 20,000 pieces of mail - many more than a decade old - have been recovered from a postman's garage in the US city of Philadelphia...
    Delaying mail and stealing mail are both federal offences in the US."


  • Posties get new weapon in war with dogs
    "Royal Mail delivery staff are being equipped with a device which releases compressed air and makes a hissing sound designed to scare off dogs."



Listening :


INTERACTIVE exercises :




Lesson plans :




Webquests :

  • Search the Web for U.S. History of the 1930s. (Education World)
    " Learn the stories behind the stamps issued by the United States Postal Service commemorating the people, places, events, and trends of the 1930s."
    (Présentation des timbres suivie de questions - Il faut chercher les réponses aux sites indiqués.)


Poems :


Songs :


  • Johnny Cash - Tear Stained Letter (YouTube)
    + LYRICS :
    "I'm gonna write a tear stained letter,
    I'm gonna mail it straight to you.
    I'm gonna bring back to your mind,
    What you said about always bein' true..."






  • Please Mister Postman by The Beatles :
    "Mister postman look and see
    You got a letter in your bag for me
    I been waiting such a long time"


  • Postman by Rasmus :
    "Now we're gonna talk about the postman,
    who brings the paper in the morning,
    who wakes up at the night to make his job right.
    With his bike driving all around the city
    delivers papers, oh isn't that pretty."



Cartoons and Signs :

Cartoon: What's a Postman?


How to be British N° 28 : REAL MAIL




Do you sell very long envelopes?
'I want to write to my friend
in Llanfairpwllgwyngllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.'




I used to get letters...



We must be on a mailing list


Who attacked you on email ?



Posters :


Stories :

  • After numerous rounds of "We don't even know if Osama is still alive," Osama
    himself decided to send George Bush a letter in his own handwriting to let
    him know he was still in the game. Bush opened the letter, which appeared to
    contain a single line consisting of a coded message:


    Bush was baffled, so he e-mailed it to Condoleezza Rice. Condi and her
    aides had not a clue either, so they sent it to the FBI. No one could solve
    it at the FBI, so it went to the CIA, then to the NSA.

    Eventually they asked Britain's MI-6 for help. Within a minute MI-6 cabled
    the White House with this reply:

    "Tell the President he's holding the message upside down."

Videos :


  • The stress of e-mails (YouTube)
    "People of my generation learned long-distance communication in two forms: talking on the phone and writing a letter. Later, we learned to type up business letters, and when email came about, it was considered just another way to write a personal or business letter. But those who grew up with email, instant messaging, and texting look at those things differently, with email now being the most formal means of communication. And that can be stressful, as Domicsexplains in this video."


  • To R.P. Salazar, with Love
    "n January 2007, Rachel P. Salazar and Ruben P. Salazar were living 9,000 miles apart and completely unaware of each other's existence.
    But when an email meant for Rachel accidentally went to Ruben, it wasn't long before an ordinary mistake began to look like an extraordinary stroke of luck."



  • Gmail Man (YouTube)



  • Social networking in its oldest form : ARTICLE + VIDEO
    "Over the last two decades, Harold Hackett has sent out over 4,800 messages in a bottle from Prince Edward Island...
    Every message asks for the finder to send a response back to Hackett, and since 1996 he has received over 3,100 responses from all over the world.
    In this First Person account, Hackett talks about the items people have sent him and the unexpected side effects from his hobby."



  • How to write an email (YouTube)


  • Pub FedEx (Seul au Monde) (
    Catherine Tertre (Ac. Rennes) suggère les activités suivantes :
    - Regarder la video sans le son et imaginer le dialogue
    - Imaginer ce qu'il y a dans le paquet
    - Imaginer ce qu'il aurait pu faire s'il avait su ce que contenait le paquet...


Cinema :

  • You've Got Mail "is a 1998 American romantic comedy...
    It is based on a manuscript of the same title written by the film's director, Nora Ephron, in which two letter-writing lovers are completely unaware that their sweetheart is in fact the person with whom they share a certain degree of animosity...
    You've Got Mail
     updates that concept with the use of e-mail." 

    - with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.