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NUCLEAR

Nuclear Power Plants
(45nuclearplants.com)

"Ever wonder how a nuclear reactor works?
Here are some graphics that will quickly bring you up to speed
on how electric generation works using nuclear fuel."



Animation

 

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POVERTY

The Wrong Trainers
"Newsround investigates children who live in poverty in the UK."
(BBC)

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HOMELESS

ESL Video Quiz: Homeless in California
The situation after the housing market crash   
+ interactive quiz
(eslvideo.com)

 

Lesson 73 - Lonnie, Homeless in Florida
WITH or WITHOUT subtitles
"Lonnie is a nice guy, stuck in a bad place in an American economic Crisis."

(Real English)

 

Homelessness in the United States
"VOA's Chris Simkins reports on homeless families
and groups that are helping them."

(wn.com)

 

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HOMELESS

Santa Barbara's Mobile Homeless
"A California city gives the "mobile homeless"
a place to park their mobile homes."

(abcnews.go.com)
+ Listening comprehension questions and Vocabulary
(homepage.ntu.edu.tw)

 

A Good, 'Old' Homeless Shelter
"About 600,000 families are homeless in America, including more than 1.3 million children. Steve Hartman found one of America's nicest homeless shelters, one that has a unique approach to the problem."

+ Wellspring House Gives Homeless Hope - in Gloucester, Mass.
- an article

(cbsnews.com)

 

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CHILDREN and ADS

Child advertising
"Excerpt from a documentary about the role of corporations in our society." 

(YouTube)

Marketing to children
Clip from the movie 'Supersize me'
(YouTube)

Investigative Report: Advertising to Kids
- "an in-depth look at the various methods companies use
to advertise their products to children."

(YouTube)

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CHILDREN and ADS

Triple P Podcast: Children and advertising
Article + Audio
"Children could watch 350,000 commercials on TV
before they finish high school."

(abc.net.au)

Junk food adverts 'deceiving kids'
(BBC)

Advertising and your child
(btha.co.uk)

Links recommended by Monique Mirza (Ac. Grenoble)

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NUCLEAR

Explainer: How a nuclear reactor works
- interactive

(cnn.com)

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FORTUNE TELLER

Robin Hood Disney
(YouTube)

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JUNK FOOD

Conversation Questions on Junk Food
(esldiscussions.com)

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Camp Royale set up for thousands
to celebrate William and Kate's wedding on a budget

"Camp Royale will transform Clapham Common into a sea of tents, union flags
and bunting, where 10,000 people can base themselves within a few miles of Westminster Abbey."

(dailymail.co.uk)

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LIGHT

A warm ray of light...
(reddit.com)

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INTERNET SAFETY

Internet Safety.
"Watch the video and play the game." 
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

(Permanent link)

 

 

LONDON

Everything Important About London
- with London icons.
What's missing ?

(nickprints.co.uk)

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COCA-COLA

Coca-Cola: facts, figures and myths
"Everything you ever needed to know about Britain's biggest-selling brand."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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QUAKE / TSUNAMI

Japan’s Quake, Tsunami and Atomic Alert
(12th March, 2010)
- a lesson plan

(newsenglishlessons.com)

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ST PATRICK'S DAY

St Patrick's Day - a webquest
"Who was St Patrick? Where in the world celebrates St Patrick’s Day?
In this WebQuest you will find the answers to these questions
and discover a range of Irish cultural traditions."

+ MORE webquests at the bottom of the page
(onestopenglish.com)

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Asbestos exposure
"Our site, pleuralmesothelioma.com, is one of the most comprehensive sites on asbestos and mesothelioma, providing information and support to those who have been exposed to asbestos, as you and I both know can be fatal. Pleural
mesothelioma is the most common type of mesothelioma, a rare cancer that
develops in the lungs. It is almost solely caused by exposure to asbestos.
We have information ranging from a complete list of symptoms, to treatment
options, and steps to take after a diagnosis."

(pleuralmesothelioma.com)

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ST PATRICK'S DAY

St Patrick's day
by Franck (Dublin, Ireland)
"Franck tells the story of this well-known Irish holiday."

(audio-lingua.eu)

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HOW TO WRITE A POSTCARD

How to write a postcard
(Timothy Hubert from Brest / eration.blogspot.com)

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AFGHANISTAN

Sad deaths of a soldier and his dog in Afghanistan
(Timothy Hubert from Brest / eration.blogspot.com)

(Permanent link)

 

 

QUAKE / TSUNAMI

Map of the Damage From the Japanese Earthquake
"An interactive map and photographs of places in Japan that were damaged
by the March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami."

(nytimes.com)

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BOHEMIAN

What is bohemian ?
"Eccentric. Rebellious. Amoral, quite often. But bohemianism was,
maybe still is, about much more than just frightening the horses..."

(BBC)

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STAMPS

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)

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CARNIVAL

Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus
(neatorama.com)

"Last Sunday, the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus – thereafter referred to
as the best krewe EVAR – made its debut in New Orleans.
Here’s how they described themselves:

The Krewe of Chewbacchus is a Carnival Krewe for the most revelrous of Star Wars Freaks, Trekkies, Whovians, Mega-Geeks, Circuit Benders, Cryptozooligists, UFO Conspiracy Theorists, Mad Scientists, and all the rest of Super Nerdom.

We are Bacchanalian Revelry + Sci Fi = BacchanALIENS.

[...] The Chewbacchus parade includes a fleet of UFlambOs, a Bar2D2 float pulled by an X-Wing Fighter bicycle, giant BacchanALIEN and Robot puppets, a 20 ft long Quetzalcoatl Space Dragon, and much much more…"

MORE here.
(neworleans.com)


Chewbacca and Han Solo in 'Star Wars'

See PHOTOS.
(flickr.com)

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ST PATRICK'S DAY

St Patrick's Day - interactive quiz
+ The history of St Patrick
- Adapted and simplified from St. Patrick - The Patron Saint of Ireland

(lve.scola.ac-paris.fr)

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ST PATRICK'S DAY

St Patrick
"A very funny, entertaining, and informative video
on the history of St. Patrick."

(YouTube)



History of St Patrick's Day
"On March 17, St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in Ireland and abroad
with parades, feasts and religious traditions."

(history.com)

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Cheap Flights with subtitles
(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS :
"We received an invitation in the post one Monday morn'
To attend our cousin's wedding in the town where we were born...
Well we clicked on to the website and were mightily surprised,
To find the actual cost wasn't quite as advertised, ...
Cheap flights, cheap flights, Stanstead to Tralee,
It isn't every airline offers flights for 50p..."
(artists.letssingit.com)



Stanstead Airport - in the local government district of Uttlesford in Essex, 48 km (30 mi) northeast of Central London.


Tralee
= the county town of County Kerry,
in the south-west of Ireland

 

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How to knit your own Royal wedding line-up
(... including the Archbishop of Canterbury and a couple of corgis)
(dailymail.co.uk)


Woolly Windsors: Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince Harry,
William and Kate, the Queen, Prince Philip and the corgis give a balcony wave
.

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SHROVE TUESDAY

Parliamentary pancake race
"The House of Lords team have won the annual Rehab Parliamentary
Pancake Race against their rivals from the Commons.
The race, which is contested outside the Houses of Parliament, is held every
Shrove Tuesday and sees Lords and MPs from all major parties flipping
pancakes around Victoria Gardens, Westminster.
The contest is held to raise awareness for the charity Rehab, which supports
people with disabilities, others with brain and spinal injuries and mental
health difficulties."
(telegraph.co.uk)

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QUAKE

Huge blast at Japan nuclear power plant
"The government of Fukushima prefecture said radiation levels at the plant
over one hour were equivalent to the annual allowable exposure...
Containers of uranium fuel inside the reactor may have begun melting...
The explosion was most likely caused by melting fuel coming
into contact with water."

Article + Video
(BBC)


A blast at the Fukushima-Daiichi plant

 

The nuclear fuel cycle
(BBC)

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NEIGHBOURS

Tarantino sues - Exotic birds are driving me insane
"Quentin Tarantino is going to WAR with his famous neighbor (Alan Ball)
- claiming the guy owns a ton of exotic birds (macaws) that constantly emit
"blood-curdling screams"
... and it's affecting Q's ability to write scripts!"

(tmz.com)

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SMOKING

Something for the weekend, sir ? - a cartoon
"This cartoon by Andy Davey from The Sun relates to news that cigarette
displays are to be banned
 in shops, meaning that shopkeepers in England will
have to start selling cigarettes under the counter."
+ Vocabulary
+ Commentary

+ Discussion question
+ Links

(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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QUAKE / TSUNAMI

Japan’s Enormous Earthquake cartoon slideshow
"We’ll update it as more come in."
(msnbc.msn.com)

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FILM, MUSIC and TECHNOLOGY

SXSW: Thousands invade Texas for music, film and web
"The city of Austin in Texas is braced for the arrival of tens of thousands of film, music and technology enthusiasts, all attending the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) conference...
The 10-day SXSW event boasts some of the largest concerts, trade shows, technology panels, networking events, brainstorming sessions and film
screenings in the US."

(BBC)

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QUAKE / TSUNAMI

Japan earthquake: Hawaii struck by tsunami
"A tsunami has struck Hawaii hours after the devastating earthquake
off Japan, but with little damage reported."

(BBC)

Google aids Japan quake victims
(BBC)

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ST PATRICK'S DAY

Interactive Game - Ireland and St Patrick’s Day
Created by Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen)

(Note: Le jeu ne marche pas sour Mozilla Firefox.)

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QUAKE / TSUNAMI

Tsunami hits Japan after massive quake
- 11 March 2011
"A tsunami causes major damage in north-eastern Japan, after
a massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast."

+ Videos + Pictures
(BBC)

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ST PATRICK'S DAY

Saint Patrick's Day - 12 Photos
(history.com)

(Permanent link)

 

BULLY

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NURSERY RHYME

The Queen of Hearts - nursery rhyme
quoted in 'Alice in Wonderland', Chapter XI
"The Queen of Hearts she made some tarts all on a summer's day;
The Knave of Hearts he stole the tarts and took them clean away.
The King of Hearts called for the tarts and beat the Knave full sore
The Knave of Hearts brought back the tarts and 
vowed he'd steal no more."

(YouTube)

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DESCRIPTION

The Nicolas Cage Matrix
(theshiznit.co.uk)

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SALLE MULTIMEDIA

Formation L'outil Multimédia : utilisation de la salle multimédia
Formateur: Laurence Bernard (Ac. Martinique)
Durée de la formation: 16h

Programme de la formation: 
Le programme de formation se divise en trois grandes parties: 

I- Travail de préparation du professeur: outils et logiciels indispensables
en amont pour trouver ou créer des ressources.

II- Réseau: partage et diffusion des fichiers dans la salle multimédia,
systèmes de contrôles et de pilotage.

III-  Activités de communication langagière: les 5 activités de
communication langagière en salle multimédia


Accéder au programme en ligne, déroulant, cliquable 

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ST PATRICK'S DAY

"It's a Great Day for the Irish"
is an Irish-American song.
"The song went on to become a worldwide St. Patrick's Day anthem  and its
familiar strains are heard on the occasion around the world annually."

"Oh, I woke me up this morning and I heard a joyful song
From the throats of happy Irishmen, a hundred thousand strong
..."

(Wikipedia)
Listen to the song.
(YouTube)

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VEGETABLES

What is the UK's national vegetable ?
"Leeks are Welsh. Potatoes are associated with Ireland. And overcooked
cabbage, cauliflower and sprouts are classic school dinner fare.
Asparagus is a strong contender for an English vegetable, coming into season
on St George's Day...
Day's own pick for a national vegetable? The garden pea."

(BBC)

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DEATH PENALTY

Illinois abolishes the death penalty
"Illinois has become the 16th US state to abolish the death penalty,
after the governor signed a bill making permanent a 10-year-old
moratorium on executions."

(BBC)

Illinois Bans Capital Punishment
(nytimes.com)

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RED NOSE DAY

Misery Bear's Comic Relief Starring Kate Moss
"Misery Bear hopes that trying to help Comic Relief might give his life some meaning. He's got himself a spacehopper and is going to do a sponsored 24-hour bounce. If only there was a beautiful supermodel like Kate Moss
who might sponsor him..."

(YouTube)
"BBC Comedy regular Misery Bear tries to cheer himself up by participating
in Red Nose Day, an annual event to benefit Comic Relief.
Along the way, he meets Kate Moss and we see Misery live up to his name."

(Neatorama)

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SCIFI

The history of science fiction
(scimaps.org)
"Artist Ward Shelley creates enormous, sprawling timelines that show
the development of different ideas or cultural trends."
(Neatorama)

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ADJECTIVES

The MrMEN show - with GAMES and VIDEOS
(mrmen.com)

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NEWS

NEWS VIDEO
One-minute World News
"Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News.
International news updated 24 hours a day."

(BBC)

NEWS on msnbc.com
- VIDEOS with SUBTITLES
(msnbc.msn.com)

(Permanent link)

 

Prepositions of space :
on / in / under...

(2.bp.blogspot.com)

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LOLLIPOP

Lollipop men and women: a history
"Lollipop men and women first appeared in London in 1953...
They are officially known as School Crossing Patrols."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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CONVERSATION QUESTIONS

Express English 
"is a new course from BBC Learning English.
Every week, people in London are asked questions on a specific topic.
You can see their answers in a short video. You can also post your own answers
to the questions on the BBC Learning English site. This week's questions:
Have you ever had dancing lessons? When do you dance?"

(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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Simpsons Wiki
  "is an encyclopedia for everything related to The Simpsons."

(simpsons.wikia.com)

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MALL

The Simpsons Springfield Mall Directory
"With stores like The Leftorium, Eye Caramba and The Vast Waistband, The Springfield Mall is one of the most entertaining malls in America. Since I got tired
of getting lost every time I went looking for All Creatures Great and Cheap, I decided to put together a mall directory to help get around."

(pleated-jeans.com)
Could be used with DIRECTIONS / PREPOSITIONS.

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Shopping Carts Covered in Bacteria
(5th March, 2011)

- a lesson plan
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Study: 70% of shopping cart handles covered in fecal bacteria
(msnbc.msn.com)

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CREATE

Tripline
Put yourself on the map
"Easily make shareable, animated trips with photos, music, links and stories."

ex :
Trip Itinerary for the Civil Rights Ride

The Life of Elizabeth I of England
(tripline.net)

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Big-screen TV stolen in reverse prison break
(stuff.co.nz)



VOCABULARY :

- inmate / prisoner / thief/thieves / sergeant / police / dog teams / spokeswoman

- New Plymouth prison / administration building / jail / jailhouse / large stone wall / razor wire / fence / barbed wire / electronic security devices / cameras / closed circuit /
Corrections Department 

- prison break / heist

- escape / break into / make off / alert / call / force open / steal / surround / top / accomodate

- fire / sprinkler / firefighter
- set alight


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In pictures: Carnival in Brazil
7 March 2011
(BBC)

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NASA Scientist Discovers Evidence of Ancient Alien Life
March 5, 2011
Fossils of Cyanobacteria in CI1 Carbonaceous Meteorites 
"These fossilized bacteria are not Earthly contaminants but are the fossilized
remains of living organisms which lived in the parent bodies of these meteors,
e.g. comets, moons, and other astral bodies. The implications are that life is everywhere, and that life on Earth may have come from other planets...
"I believe these findings indicate that life is not restricted to Earth, but is
broadly distributed, even outside our solar system" said Dr. Hoover, Ph.D. 
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL."

(cosmology.com)

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ART

 "Four freedoms" by Norman Rockwell
- Niveau 3ème.
Sur cette page, j'ai "regroupé mes sources (en adaptant un peu la langue pour
les élèves) et j'y ai joint la worksheet en bas de page. Cette activité rentre dans le cadre de ma séquence sur les USA et sera intégrée à l'épreuve d'histoire des arts obligatoire pour le DNB."

Contribution envoyée par Marie-Hélène Prou (Ac. Poitiers)

(Permanent link)

 

History for Music Lovers
(YouTube)

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Text to Phonetics


Text2Phonetics
"is a PhoTransEdit Online application that transcribes small English texts into
broad phonetic transcriptions in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)."

(photransedit.com)

Recommended by Virginie Vacher (Ac. Poitiers)

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Henry VIII ("Money, Money, Money" by ABBA)
(YouTube)

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STREET ART

Street Art View
(streetartview.com)
"Red Bull presents a collaborative collection of places on Google Street View
where street art is present. Anyone who come across street art on their way can
tag it on the website and help build the biggest art collection in the world.
You must check-out the website and the cool places that are tagged."

(creativecriminals.com)

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Alfred Tennyson poem chosen as Olympic Winning Words
"A line from an Alfred Tennyson poem has been chosen to inspire athletes
taking part in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield", from Ulysses, will be engraved
as a permanent installation in the centre of the Olympic Village...
Four other poems will also feature around the complex."

(BBC)

 

 

Lady Gaga Makes Her Catwalk Debut
(4th March, 2010)
- a lesson plan
(newsenglishlessons.com)

(Permanent link)

 

CAR INSURANCE / GENDER INEQUALITY

British Car Insurance Gender Inequality Ends
(2nd March, 2011)

- a lesson plan
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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Adele - Rolling in the deep
(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
fire / heart / fever / scars / tears / despair / sorrow
(lyricsmode.com)

(Permanent link)

 

WAR

A soldier in Libya
(20minutes.fr)

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Is the truth about UFOs out there ?
"Christmas has come nine months early for UFO researchers with the
release of another tranche of hitherto secret government files."

(BBC)

Newly released UFO files from the UK government
- in March 2011
"The files contain a wide range of UFO-related documents, drawings, letters
and parliamentary questions covering the years 2000-2005."

Dr David Clarke talks about the newly released files
(ufos.nationalarchives.gov.uk)

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PICTURES

A picture is worth a thousand thoughts: inquiry with Bloom's taxonomy
"Click a level of the pyramid to see questions and question prompts
about the photograph that are appropriate to that level of thinking."

(learnnc.org)

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PROTEST SONGS

List of protest songs
- classified :
1 Abortion
2 America
3 Animal rights and meat consumption
4 Capital punishment, death penalty
5 Drugs, drug abuse, and drug culture
etc...

(eng.anarchopedia.org)

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The Royal Wedding
Prince William & Catherine Middleton
Friday 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey

The service / The procession / The reception / Background
+ Videos

+ View virtual tours of Buckingham Palace
(officialroyalwedding2011.org)

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VERBS

Hannah Montana Movie - Let's Dance!
"Feel like dancing?
Watch the video , play the three games below,
learn the verbs and give the dance a try!"

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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PROTEST SONGS

The 10 best protest songs - in pictures
"When pop meets politics, the results can be incendiary... Dorian Lynskey, author
of  a new history of the genre, chooses his top ten protest songs."

(guardian.co.uk)

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HUMAN PLANET

Audio slideshow: Human Planet
"From the icy Arctic to Africa's dense jungles - and the mountain tops of Mongolia
to the deep waters of the Pacific - the BBC series Human Planet has explored mankind's incredible relationship with nature."

- stunning images and commentary
(BBC)

(Permanent link)

 

THE TWO - I wanna be with you again 
(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
(onlylyrics.com)

 

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Never Let Me Go 
"is a 2010 British dystopian drama film based on Kazuo Ishiguro's 2005 novel
of the same name
. The film was directed by Mark Romanek from a screenplay written by Alex Garland...
Never Let Me Go centers on Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy, played respectively by Mulligan, Knightley, and Garfield, who become entangled in a love triangle and
are scientific specimens, created in a laboratory and raised in order to provide
their organs to severely ill patients.  "

(Wikipedia)

 

«Never Let Me Go»: L'amour au défi de la science
(20minutes.fr)

Never let me go - the trailer
(YouTube)

(Permanent link)

 

 

Winter's Bone
  "is a 2010 drama film; an adaptation of Daniel Woodrell's 2006 novel of the
same name
. The film was written and directed by Debra Granik, and stars Jennifer Lawrence. It explores the interrelated themes of close and distant family ties, the power and speed of gossip, patriarchy, self-sufficiency, and rural poverty in the Ozarks as they are impacted by the pervasive underworld of illegal methamphetamine labs."

(Wikipedia)

Watch the trailer
(YouTube)

(Permanent link)

 

 

FOOD

Fowl Food
"What's really in those innocent-looking foods ?
And what's it doing to your health ?"

(prof.danglais.pagesperso-orange.fr)

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What do we know about St Patrick ?
- PowerPoint presentation

Click on R.E. RESOURCES / Christianity
(Primary Resources)

(Permanent link)

 

 

SYNONYMS

BAD, NICE, TASTY posters
Click on English / Synonyms
(Primary Resources)

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ST DAVID'S DAY

St Davids Day Parade through Cardiff - March 2010
(YouTube)

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ST DAVID'S DAY

St David's Day: Leeks v daffs - true icons ?
"How Welsh are our Welsh icons? Should you wear a daffodil or a leek to mark
St David's Day? When your daughters go to school in a Welsh hat and costume,
will they really be honouring the traditions of our forebears?"

(BBC)


Welsh Rarebit

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JOHN, KING of ENGLAND

Ironclad 
"is an upcoming action film, directed by Jonathan English...
The film chronicles the siege of Rochester Castle by King John in the year 1215."

(Wikipedia)

Watch Trailer 1 and Trailer 2
(YouTube)



John (24 December 1166 – 18/19 October 1216),
"also known as John Lackland or Softsword, was King of England 
from 6 April 1199 until his death...
The baronial revolt at the end of John's reign led to the signing of the
  Magna Carta, a document often considered to be an early step in the
evolution of the  constitution of the United Kingdom. "

(Wikipedia)



Why is King John the classic villain ?
"A new film about King John further underlines history's judgement of the
medieval English monarch as a cruel tyrant. But among the dozens of bad kings
and despots, why is John always the pantomime villain?"

(BBC)



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The Globe Theatre 
"was a theatre in London associated with William Shakespeare. It was built in
1599 by Shakespeare's playing company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men, and was destroyed by fire on 29 June 1613.[4] A second Globe Theatre was built on the
same site by June 1614 and closed in 1642.[5]
A modern reconstruction of the Globe, named "Shakespeare's Globe", opened
in 1997 approximately 230 metres (750 ft) from the site of
the original theatre.[6 "

(Wikipedia)

The Globe Theatre - A study guide
(cummingsstudyguides.net)

Shakespeare's Globe
(bardweb.net)





Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
"The Globe Theatre also known as the Shakespeare Globe Theatre was not only
one of most famous playhouse’s of all time, but the play house where
Shakespeare performed many of his greatest plays."

(absoluteshakespeare.com)

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Shakespeare's Globe - a webquest
"With this WebQuest you will learn about the Globe Theatre in England during Shakespeare's time and then compare it to modern day theaters."

(zunal.com)

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DAILY ROUTINE

Daily routine
(YouTube)

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FAMILY / FREEDOM

She's Leaving Home - The Beatles
"She breaks down and cries to her husband 
Daddy our baby's gone 
Why would she treat us so thoughtlessly 
How could she do this to me..." 
(lyrics007.com)
Listen to the song.
(YouTube)

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JAZZ
Jazz Greats | Timeline | Bandleader | Meet A Musician | Join the Jazz Band
Lesson Page

(pbskids.org)



Recommended by Marielle Bianchi (Ac. Toulouse)

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Crossing Over - Official Trailer
(YouTube)

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Crossing Over (Droit de Passage)
 "is a 2009 American independent drama film about illegal immigrants of different nationalities struggling to achieve legal status in Los Angeles. The film deals with
the border, document fraud, the asylum and green card process, work-site enforcement, naturalization, the office of counter-terrorism
and the clash of cultures."
- written and directed by Wayne Kramer
- with Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta...
(Wikipedia) 



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QUIZ -The King's Speech
- interactive
(Monique Mirza / anglais.over-blog.org)

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Lady Gaga - Born This Way
(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS :
"You're black, white, beige, chola descent
You're lebanese, you're orient
Whether life's disabilities
Left you outcast, bullied, or teased
Rejoice and love yourself today
'cause baby you were born this way..."

(paroles-musique.com)

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QUESTIONS

Interactive Book - Asking Questions in Four Different Tenses
Created by Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen)

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ART

Google Art Project
"Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks
at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces."

(googleartproject.com)



Recommended by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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Speaking in public
- with articles, a worksheet, and a video

(Monique Mirza / anglais.over-blog.org)

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SCHOOL

Leslie : A day at school in the US
by  Leslie (San Francisco, USA)
"Leslie describes a typical day at school in the US.
She also tells us about school subjects."
(audio-lingua.net)


Keely : school supplies
by  Keely (Baltimore, USA)
"Keely makes a list of the school supplies she used at school in the US."
(audio-lingua.net)


Keely : A day in an American school
by  Keely (Baltimore, USA)
"Keely describes a typical day at school in the US.
She also tells us about school subjects."
(audio-lingua.net)

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SMOKING

Newsy Video: New York Depends on You to Police Smoking Ban
COMMENTS + LINKS
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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THE ROBOT TOY RACE

Totally Unscientific Test Determines Fastest Toy Robot in the UK
+ a video
(technabob.com)
"The Gadget Show staged a foot race among various toy robots from all over the world in Manchester, England. The robots were controlled by audience members, which led to utter chaos. Some robots eventually made it to the finish line."
(Neatorama

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HAPPINESS

Animated Infographic: Which Countries Are Happiest?
"Here is a look at how happy people in various countries said they were
(on average) over the last 30 years."

(good.is)

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LITERARY TERMS

A Glossary of Literary Terms
(virtualsalt.com)

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THE GOTHIC NOVEL

Elements of the Gothic Novel
(virtualsalt.com)

Gothic novel
"A novel in which supernatural horrors and an atmosphere of unknown terror pervades the action. The setting is often a dark, mysterious castle, where ghosts
and sinister humans roam menacingly. Horace Walpole invented the genre with his Castle of Otranto. Gothic elements include these..."

(virtualsalt.com)

 

Listening practice: 'Twilight', the series, and gothic literature
+ a video : Gothic elements in 'Jane Eyre'
(teleclass.free.fr)

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THE MIDDLE EAST

Geography Quiz - interactive
"Did you know "the Middle East"' stretches as far west as the Western Sahara
in Africa? What is the smallest Middle Eastern country? Test your knowledge
on a new drag-and-drop game by clicking the link or the map graphic."

(rethinkingschools.org)

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LONDON

London Zoo - with videos
"The London Zoo is a Great Trip for Bird Lovers."
(travelboomerstyle.services.officelive.com)

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LONDON

London Cityscape - Paintings
(bernardevans.co.uk)

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COMPUTERS

An Update is Available for Your Computer
- a cartoon

(stickycomics.com)

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POP CULTURE

Pop Culture versus Real America
"U.S. television and cinema promote images of Americans that are … well … wrong! Pop Culture versus Real America will contrast those pop culture images
with profiles of real Americans in every walk of life."

View PDF (4 MB) 
(america.gov)

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