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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 Squire, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The 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." (neatorama.com) MORE information HERE. (trussel.com)
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 ..." (guardian.co.uk)
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." (telegraph.co.uk)
Rare stamp sells for $9.5 million (June 30, 2014)- a lesson plan with audio
"A new world record has been set for the sale of a postage stamp. Not just any old stamp, but a one-of-a-kind.
The 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
Woman Fired for Using Capital Letters - a lesson planwith AUDIO "WOULD YOU GET ANGRY IF YOU GOT E-MAILS WITH LOTS OF CAPITAL LETTERS?" WARM-UPS :
CAPITAL LETTERS / NETIQUETTE / E-MAIL / RED IDIOMS (breakingnewsenglish.com)
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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.)
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..."
Mister Postmanby The Beatles :
"Mister postman look and see
You got a letter in your bag for me
I been waiting such a long time"
Postmanby 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." (sing365.com)
After numerous rounds of "We don't even know if Osama is still
himself decided to send George Bush a letter in his own handwriting
him know he was still in the game. Bush opened the letter, which appeared
contain a single line consisting of a coded message:
Bush was baffled, so he e-mailed it to Condoleezza Rice. Condi and
aides had not a clue either, so they sent it to the FBI. No one could
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
the White House with this reply:
"Tell the President he's holding the message upside down."
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." (Neatorama)
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." (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." (BBC)
FedEx (Seul au Monde)(koreus.com) Catherine Tertre (Ac. Rennes) suggère les activités
- 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
You've Got Mail "is a 1998 Americanromantic 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. (Wikipedia)