MARCH 2010
NEW SITES
- PART 1
 

BACK TO RESCOL
New sites - Part 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"8" (film)
"is a 2008 series of eight short films centered around eight themes of social importance, directed by eight film directors
(Abderrahmane SissakoGael Garcia BernalMira NairGus Van SantJan KounenGaspar Noé, Jane Campion, and Wim Wenders)."

(Wikipedia)

"8" film
(ldmproductions.fr)

 

No Time Left - Videos
(YouTube)

 

 

Tiya's dream - Abderrahmane Sissako
- with subtitles
"Part of the film "8", Abderrahmane Sissako delivers
a film on poverty and hunger." 

(YouTube)

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The story of Panshin Beka - Jan Kounen
- with subtitles
"Part of the film "8", Jan Kounen delivers a film
on maternal health."
(YouTube)

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The letter - Gael García Bernal
- with subtitles

"Part of the film "8", Gael García Bernal delivers a film
on universal education."

(YouTube)

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AIDS - Gaspard Noé
"Part of the film "8", Gaspard Noé delivers
a film on AIDS. " 

- en français
(YouTube)

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How can it be - Mira Nair
- with subtitles

"Part of the film "8", Mira Neir delivers a film
on gender equality."

(YouTube)

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The Water diary - Jane Campion
- with subtitles
"Part of the film "8", Jane Campion delivers
a strong film on water droughts." 

(YouTube)

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Mansion on the hill - Gus Van Sant
- with subtitles
"Part of the film "8", Gus Van Sant delivers a film
on child health." 

(YouTube)

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Person to Person - Wim Wenders
- with subtitles
"Part of the film "8", Wim Wenders delivers a positive film
on micro-financing, with Muhammad Yunus and Bono." 

(YouTube)

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BOOK 2 LESSON 3 - "ENJOY!" - 5ème
- une séquence


"What should we do when we are bored to death ? Spy on our IT teacher ?
Practise tossing pancakes ? Customize an old pair of trainers ?
Text our friends ? Do our English homework ?"


"Dans cette séquence, je vais :
-  comprendre un article de magazine
et savoir faire des suggestions pour résoudre l’ennui
-  savoir donner mon opinion ainsi que des conseils
-  savoir comprendre une courte lettre genre « courrier des lecteurs »
-  savoir manier SHOULD et des expressions synonymes
-  apprendre du vocabulaire du domaine de la communication et des jeux
-  apprendre les expressions abrégées utilisées pour envoyer des SMS"


Séquence proposée par Emmanuelle EL MASSAOUDI - Ac. Rouen

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BOOK 2 LESSON 4 - "ENJOY!" - 6ème
- une séquence

"Dans cette séquence tu vas apprendre :
-  à utiliser MUST / MUSTN’T / CAN / CAN’T : ce qui est obligatoire, interdit
et autorisé de faire quand on conduit ou quand on nourrit son chien
-  le vocabulaire du code de la route
-  à utiliser not ….. any :
You mustn’t give Crookie any sugar =You must give him no sugar
-  à utiliser les pronoms compléments :
it’s bad for ME/ YOU / HIM / HER / IT / US / YOU / THEM"


Séquence proposée par Emmanuelle EL MASSAOUDI - Ac. Rouen

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Want to live like a cowboy? Try Wyoming
"Whether you want to live like a rock star or a cowboy,
or become an urban gardener or just opt for the simple life,
there is a town in America to suit everyone's taste."

(reuters.com)

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Toddler trapped in lolly machine after climbing in for sweets
"An Australian toddler was so determined to help himself to sweets from a lolly machine that he climbed through the tiny dispensing hatch, ending up imprisoned inside four walls of glass."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Raise age of criminality, children's commissioner says
"The age of criminal responsibility should be raised from 10 to 12."
See AGES OF CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY in different countries.
(BBC)

The Children's Commissioner for England
"Promoting the views and best interests of all children and young people."

(11million.org.uk)

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Ivory and bluefin tuna top agenda at UN wildlife summit
"Sales of ivory and a possible ban on trading bluefin tuna top the agenda for
the two-week CITES meeting that opens this weekend in Doha, Qatar."

(BBC)

Statement on elephants and international trade in ivory
(cites.org)

CITES 
(the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of
Wild Fauna and Flora, also known as the Washington Convention)
"is an international agreement between governments, drafted as a result of a resolution adopted in 1973 at a meeting of members of theInternational Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival and it accords varying degrees of protection to more than 33,000 species of animals and plants."

(Wikipedia)

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Clothes Song by Peter Weatherall
(YouTube)

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Green Day : Working Class Hero 1
+ Worksheet
2
Sent by Bettina Ghobrial (Ac. Versailles)

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Nada Surf - Popular - Worksheet 1
+ Worksheet 2
Sent by Bettina Ghobrial (Ac. Versailles)

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System of a Down - Lonely day
- a worksheet
Sent by Bettina Ghobrial (Ac. Versailles)

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Linkin' Park - The Shadow of the Day
- a worksheet
Sent by Bettina Ghobrial (Ac. Versailles)

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World’s Strangest Delicacies
Hákarl (i.e. Rotten Shark) – Iceland
Tacos de Chapulines (i.e. Grasshopper Tacos) – Mexico
Gator Kebabs – South Louisiana
Bird’s Nest Soup – China
Kopi Luwak (i.e. Luwak Coffee) – Indonesia
Fried Tarantula – Cambodia
Seal Flipper Pie – Canada

(highestfive.com)

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What is your country's biggest environmental problem?
+ Quiz + Transcript
(elllo.org)

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What environmental problems does your country have?
+ Quiz + Transcript
(elllo.org)

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The internet billionaire rich list
Who has profited from the web's biggest sites?
"The internet has created some of the world's youngest billionaires,
possibly in the shortest possible time scale, ever.
The richest are Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the pair who set up Google in the late 1990s. They went from PhD students to (paper) billionaires in about five years."

(BBC)

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Inside a spy shop
"Spencer Kelly takes a look around a spy shop at some of the products
available to help keep tabs on people.
These include a watch, a box of tissues and a pen
that all contain hidden cameras."

(BBC)
to keep tabs on somebody = 'avoir ou tenir quelqu'un à l'oeil'

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In the classroom - a picture
(nytimes.com)

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Rules (MUST and MUSTN'T) - Interactive Book
with AUDIO
Created by Laurence HAQUET
(Ac. Rouen)


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St Patrick's Day - Interactive Book
with AUDIO
Created by Laurence HAQUET

(Ac. Rouen)


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A trip to GB. (simple past)
"Stephanie, our American assistant , is talking about her trip to Great Britain.
She has visited 5 different cities.
Look at the photos and enjoy the videos."
Created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

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Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
"Mama, just killed a man, Put a gun against his head
Pulled my trigger, now he's dead...
Too late, my time has come
Sends shivers down my spine, body's aching all the time
Goodbye, ev'rybody, I've got to go...
Mama, ooh, I don't want to die"

(lyrics007.com)
+ The VIDEO
(YouTube)

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Rivers Crossword and Wordsearch
Click on Geography / Rivers
(Primary Resources)

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Size Comparison - Earth, Moon, Sun
Click on SCIENCE:
Physical Processes: The Earth and beyond

(Primary Resources)

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Crime words - a list
(teresalevel4.posterous.com)

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Internet Access Is A Human Right
- a lesson plan
WARM-UPS :

INTERNET ACCESS / HUMAN RIGHTS / INTERNET /
VITAL / COMMUNICATION

(breakingnewsenglish.com)
See Facts

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FOOTBALL

Arsenal Webquest
- with answers

Chelsea Webquest
LIEN MODIFIE

Webquests sent by Sylvain Chevallier (Ac. Caen)

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PET Practice
Reading Comprehension and Test Preparation
with interactive activities 

"There are 5 Types of Exercises..."
(esl-bits.net)
Site recommended by Catherine Serreau (Ac. Versailles)

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MGM Cartoon "Symphony in Slang" (1951)
(dailymotion.com)
+ an article with pictures
(wardomatic.blogspot.com)

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Romanian street sign warns drivers of 'drunk pedestrians'
"Street signs warning Romanian drivers to be careful of drunken pedestrians
lying on roads were erected by road safety chiefs worried
about the "despairing" levels of accidents."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Switzerland rejects move to provide lawyers for animals
"Animal rights groups had proposed the move, saying that without lawyers
to argue the animals' case, many instances of cruelty were going unpunished...
Switzerland already has some of the strictest animal welfare
legislation in the world.
Pigs, budgies, goldfish and other social animals cannot be kept alone; horses
and cows must have regular exercise outside in summer and winter; and dog
owners have to take training courses to learn how to care for their pets.
"
(BBC)

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Shambles, York, named Britain's 'most picturesque'
"A cobbled lane in York which dates from the Middle Ages
has been voted Britain's most picturesque street...
The Royal Crescent in Bath and Grey Street in Newcastle
came second and third respectively in the vote.
Hampshire's Stockbridge High Street was voted "best foodie street"
and Milsom Street, in Bath, "best fashion street".
"
(BBC)

York
(visityork.org)

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Alfred Hitchcock's cameo appearances
(YouTube)

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Internet access is 'a fundamental right'
"Almost four in five people around the world believe that access to the internet
is a fundamental right, a poll for the BBC World Service suggests...
"The internet is the most powerful potential source of enlightenment ever created."
See "Aspects of the internet causing most concerns."

(BBC)
See Lesson plans

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Mapping the growth of the internet
Mapping the global growth of the internet since 1998.
- interactive
(BBC)

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Mind mapping (cartes heuristiques) - un dossier
Qu'est-ce que le "mind mapping"?
Comment utiliser le mind mapping en classe de langues?
Comment réaliser des mind maps?
Exemples de Mind maps

(Laurence Bernard - Ac. Martinique)

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THE NEW COLOSSUS - a poem by EMMA LAZARUS
Book 1 - Book 2 - Book 3
Didapages - with AUDIO
(psd.absolutenglish.org)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Activities
(blackcat-cideb.com)



MORE LINKS
(englishacademy.site.voila.fr)



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Kids Direct New York Air Traffic at JFK
- a lesson plan
WARM-UPS :

AIR SAFETY
/ KIDS AT WORK / FIRED /
WORST WORKPLACE / COMMON SENSE
(breakingnewsenglish.com)
See Facts

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RMR: Canada explained
(YouTube)

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esolcourses.com
Free English Lessons Online
"Practise your English skills using our free interactive listening activities,
reading exercises, quizzes and games"

(esolcourses.com)

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Old Spice - Different Scents for Different Gents
- a manmercial

(YouTube)

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HOT CHIP - One Life Stand
"Tell me where you've been to...
tell me what you're good for..."
(lyricsreg.com)
+ the VIDEO
(YouTube)

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Augustin has been to India.
"Here are 6 pages about Augustin's trip with pictures and videos. "

Created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

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TAP YOUR SKIN TO DIAL YOUR PHONE
"Researchers have developed a way for people to use their own skin as a keypad
or pull down menu to control MP3 devices, make phone calls or play games.
It's called Skinput "

(news.discovery.com)

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New York airport jets 'directed by child'
"US officials are investigating how a child was apparently allowed to direct
planes at New York's JFK airport - one of the country's busiest."
Article + Audio

(BBC)

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The seven social evils
(static.guim.co.uk)

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British manners slipping, research finds
"More that eight out of 10 passengers refuse
to give up their seats on the bus, train or Tube...
The main causes of people not bothering were lack of time and stress at work. "

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Introducing 'Skyaking': skydiving with a kayak
" Paddling across the sky, 13,000ft up in a kayak has become
a new daredevil craze dubbed 'Skyaking'."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Jets at New York airport directed by child
"A US air traffic controller and his supervisor have been placed on administrative leave and are under investigation after a small boy was apparently allowed
to direct passenger airplanes at New York's JFK airport."

(content.usatoday.net)
Watch the video.
(video.ap.org)

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Mice infest Westminster Palace in London
"The House's administration chief... favors the current tactic
of using poison and mousetraps.
Parliament staff have reported daily sightings of the rodents
in the palace's restaurants and bars. "

(content.usatoday.net)

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Noses to be used in fight against terrorism
- a lesson plan

WARM-UPS : NOSES / CRIME FIGHTING /
DETECTION / SECRET WEAPONS / SCANNING
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

See Nose scanning

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Classic Video Games Featuring Superheroes
A Brief History of Comic Book Arcade Games

(io9.com)

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Viva la Vida by Coldplay - a worksheet
(cailliaunadaud.free.fr)

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IMAX - Everest Part 1/5
Read by Liam Neeson

(YouTube)

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Parisians are traditionally viewed as rude, arrogant and unwelcoming
in the popular British imagination.

"Now the stereotype has been confirmed - by a French poll that completed the character assassination by labelling the capital's inhabitants "snobbish"
and "self-regarding"."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Nose scanning techniques could sniff out criminals
"We already have iris and fingerprint scanning but noses could be an even
better method of identification, says a study from the University of Bath, UK."

(BBC)



See Lesson plans

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Olympic Pictograms Through the Ages
"Very fun video from The New York Times. Designer Steven Heller
traces the evolution of the tiny symbols for each Olympic sport
since their appearance in 1936."

(YouTube)

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New analysis reasserts video games' link to violence
- "a statistical analysis of studies on more than 130,000 gamers from
elementary school age to college in the USA, Europe and Japan."
(usatoday.com)

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Can his middle name be "@" ?
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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The Most Unfortunate Names in Britain
- a lesson plan
"The bizarre, unlucky names include Barb Dwyer, Hazel Nutt,
Jo King, Justin Case, Barry Cade and Mary Christmas."

WARM-UPS : NAMES / NAMES FOR LIFE / GOOD NAMES
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

'Most unfortunate names' revealed

MORE UNFORTUNATE NAMES :
Pearl Button
Jo King
Barry Cade
Carrie Oakey
Priti Manek
Tim Burr
(BBC)

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Where do you usually sit in class?
Video + Transcript + Interactive Quiz
(elllo.org)

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Study: Ages of social network users
- with charts
(royal.pingdom.com)

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Un site à fouiller avec des activités interactives
- Thèmes variés
(johnmh.com)

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Taking Care of Yourself - Listen.
Vocabulary + Interactive activities
(johnmh.com)

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Woman driver caught flossing teeth at 70mph on motorway
"Traffic police spotted the driver, 36, on the M4 motorway using dental floss
to clean her teeth in her rear view mirror. She was pulled over, lectured
about careless driving and given a fixed penalty notice of £60...
A spokesman said: "We've caught women applying lipstick, make-up
and checking their hair in the mirror
- and even men using an electric razor on their way to work."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Learning English with Mister Duncan
with VIDEOS
- 55 lessons - FREE
More lessons to come.
Lesson 45-(Describing Things)
Lesson 46-(The Human Body)
Lesson 47-(Punctuation)
Lesson 48-(Death)
Lesson 49-(Food)
Learning English-(Summer Sickness)
Lesson 50-(Samuel Johnson)
Lesson 51-(Giving Your Opinion)
Lesson 52-(British & American English) 
Lesson 53-(The Office)
Lesson 54-(Winter Snow)
Lesson 55-( L O V E )

(YouTube)

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Languages smarten up your brain
"Most people learn languages to help them communicate.
Now a study of recent research into brain function reveals
that students could be gaining a lot more
from their pursuit of linguistic skills."

(guardianweekly.co.uk)

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40 Wild and Wicked Art Cars
(gamedesigndegrees.org)
Page recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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OYSTERS AND CRABS, THE POPCORN
OF SHAKESPEAREAN THEATERGOERS

"Tudor theatergoers snacked on seafood while enjoying
plays by Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe...
Food remains and seeds indicate that the preferred snacks were oysters, crabs, mussels, periwinkles and cockles. Walnuts, hazelnuts, plums, cherries,
peaches, dried raisins and figs were also popular...
The audiences also indulged in pipe-smoking."

(news.discovery.com)

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Alice in Wonderland (1903)
(YouTube)

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Awesome 'Alien' sculpted from 1,200lb of motorcycle steel
"Three resourceful artists from the Irish company RoboSteel gathered
4,000 pieces of steel and welded together "Alien Queen," an 8-foot sculpture...
— 90% of her 1,200 pounds of parts are recycled from Yamaha motorcycles."

- $6,000
(dvice.com)

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The Virtual White House tour - interactive
"allows you to step inside and see some of the home's most famous rooms
and their vibrant history, along with great works of art other items
from the White House Collection."

(pbs.org)

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Ads of the World
(adsoftheworld.com)

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Illustrations libres de droit
pour illustrer les cours et les exercices interactifs

"Trouver des images sur internet, c’est facile,
en trouver qui ne soit pas soumises
à un copyright, c’est plus difficile.
Voici quelques sites que nous avons repérés."

(aplv-languesmodernes.org)

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Man must pay for injury caused in suicide bid
"A court ruled that a Russian man must pay more than 100,000 rubles ($3,330)
for medical bills and damages to the parents of a girl he hit
when he jumped from a window in a suicide attempt."

(reuters.com)

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British Youth - interactive book
Created by Laurence Bernard (Ac. Martinique)

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  POEM

The British (serves 60 million) by Benjamin Zephaniah
- interactive book with a video
Created by Laurence Bernard (Ac. Martinique)

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Documents déclencheurs de parole
(Ac. Grenoble)

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Le fond d'écran de la page NEW SITES - Part 1
est un 'screenshot' du jeu video :
Battlefield Bad Company 2

Sorti en mars 2010