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MYSTERY

Mystery vocabulary
Flashcards + Definitions + Pronunciation

Created by Mina AÏT'MBARK (Ac. Besançon)

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change - animation
with solutions
(YouTube)

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VIDEO GAMING

Microsoft WGX Internal Video Windows Gaming Experience and Xbox Live
"This is an internal Microsoft team video showing concepts and principles of what
the WGX (Windows Gaming Experience) team hopes to accomplish. Ubiquity of games on Windows, on Xbox, and on their mobile platform is what we see
as a goal here."

(YouTube)

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FOOD / ZOMBIES

The food chain
(uszts.com)

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VIDEO GAMES

A World Map Of Video Game Villains
2001 - 2011
"Interesting infographic breaking down the nationalities of villains
in military-themed video games." 

(buzzfeed.com)

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WARS

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ABBREVIATIONS

OMG, LOL, FYI Now in Oxford English Dictionary
(26th March, 2011)
- a lesson plan

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

 

Newsy Video: OMG, Acronyms Added to Oxford Dictionary
"The abbreviated lingo of social networks is joining increasingly popular words
like “muffin top” and “taquito” in the latest OED update. View transcript >> "

+ LINKS
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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WATER

Fresh Water Supply - interactive
(josephbergen.com)

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TIME ZONES

A brief history of time zones
+ Interactive globe

+ The science of time
(BBC)

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NEIGHBOURS

Defecating dog sparks US shootout
"Two neighbours in the US state of Mississippi drew weapons and fired at
each other as an argument over a defecating dog ran out of control."

(BBC)

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Tools of Tradecraft: The CIA’s Historic Spy Kit
"From mosquito drones to couture cameras, the CIA had its agents' needs covered. Some of these devices are now displayed in the CIA's museum, located at the agency's Langley, Virginia, headquarters...
Recently the CIA launched a Flickr stream with images of some of its
declassified historic spy tools. "

(wired.com)

 

Tools of Tradecraft: More Spy Gear From the CIA, Others
"We've expanded the rogue's gallery of ingenious spy gadgets with a raft of
devious tricks from the former Soviet bloc and other countries,
including a lipstick gun, shoe bug..."

(wired.com)

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HOMELESS / JOB

Homeless man builds his own car out of junk
He "decided to build the car he couldn't buy using junk, spare parts
and a hammer and chisel....
The mostly Fiat shrimpmobile can reach 50 mph on the highway, and Souza
has been able to use it to find a home and a job in the local sugarcane fields.
"
(jalopnik.com)

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VICTORIAN ENGLAND

Work... a window on Victorian England
"This painting by Ford Madox Brown painted between 1859-1863 can be
used as a resource for teaching about Victorian England."

the hero the rich the children the flower seller the navvy the onlookers
  the beer seller Ford Madox Brown

(schoolsliaison.org.uk)

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DRUGS

Nova Vida rehab centre: Rollercoaster
“Drugs take you to a way you may not come back”
"is the slogan for this rollercoaster campaign for the Brazilian Nova Vida
rehab centre. The illustration creates a great atmosphere; it fits perfectly
for a Rehab Centre. In some parts the poster seems quite fun,
but if you look closer the details can be pretty scary."

(Creative Criminals)

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Canterbury
A video and a quiz created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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PHOBIA

Story : A serious case
- Text + Activities
"Read about a woman who suffers from a common psychological condition. 
She has a very serious phobia. She is terrified of spiders. In the story,
the woman takes positive steps to confront her phobia."

(British Council)

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POEM

The cat that walked by himself
by Rudyard Kipling
- the poem + activities
(British Council)

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NEIGHBOURS

Woman, 92, 'shot at man over kiss snub'
"A 92-year-old Florida woman has been arrested after she allegedly
fired shots at a neighbour who refused to kiss her...
She then allegedly fired four rounds into Mr Bettner's house from
a semi-automatic pistol, shattering a window...
Mrs Staudinger, who denies asking Mr Bettner for a kiss, faces
charges of aggravated assault and firearms offences. "

(news.myjoyonline.com)

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Who, what, why: Why do children study 'Of Mice and Men' ?
by  John Steinbeck
(BBC)

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CYBER SECURITY

Cyber security summit signs UK-US university deal
"A conference on cyber security (in Cardiff) has ended with a university deal to
train a new generation of experts in fighting off criminal and terrorist IT attacks."

(BBC)

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Newsy Video: Film Icon Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79
+ LINKS
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

 

Elizabeth Taylor
(Wikipedia)

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Earth Hour
"is a global event organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature, also known
as World Wildlife Fund) and is held on the last Saturday of March annually,
asking households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need
to take action on climate change...
Earth Hour 2011 will take place on March 26, 2011 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.,
at participants' respective local time."

WWF Earth Hour: Moths
(YouTube)
"Leo Burnett demonstrates the more direct consequences of not joining the rest
of the world in turning out the lights during Earth Hour, March 26."

(Creative Criminals)

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Zombie posters
(neatoshop.com)

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DAYS / CHORES / PARTIES

Rebecca Black - Friday
(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
"7 am, waking up in the morning
Gotta be fresh, gotta go downstairs...
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend...
Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday
Today i-is Friday, Friday (Partyin’)...
Tomorrow is Saturday
And Sunday comes after...wards
I don’t want this weekend to end..."

(directlyrics.com)

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Protests in the Middle East and Africa
The Arab Powder Keg
- "An animated map of protests in the Middle East as they spread from
country to country, updated with the most recent events."

(slate.com)

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The Tower of London
- a video with subtitles

(qwiki.com)

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BOOKS

It's A Book - By Lane Smith
(YouTube)

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The Pit and The Pendulum by Edgar Poe
- a comic book
Find Poe’s original text here or listen in audio here.
(poeinthepit.files.wordpress.com)

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INTERACTIVE GAME

Chocolate
"Watch the video , click on the egg to read and learn about chocolate,
then play the game with a friend."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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What a wonderful world!
Activities sent by Hortense de la Roche
(Ac. Versailles)
- avec le corrigé
Listen to the song by Louis Armstrong. (YouTube)



+ PowerPoint Presentation



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Money.Money.Money
- PowerPoint Presentation
Sent by Hortense de la Roche (Ac. Versailles)

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VIDEO GAMES

The Good The Bad and the Ugly of Video Games [COMIC]
(cracked.com)

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Bombing Libya - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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NUCLEAR

We're safe, clean and sound - a cartoon
(cagle.com)



Radiation worries - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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MIDDLE EAST

Arab spring: an interactive timeline of Middle East protests
"Ever since a man in Tunisia burnt himself to death in December 2010 in protest
at his treatment by police, pro-democracy rebellions have erupted across the
Arab world. Our interactive timeline traces key events."

(guardian.co.uk)

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United Diagrams of Europe
(bigthink.com)

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WILD ANIMALS IN ZOOS / DEBATE

Knut: A polar bear story
"The death of Knut, the world's most famous polar bear (in Berlin Zoo),
has reopened the debate on the ethical minefield of man's relationship
with wild animals.
So should polar bears be kept in zoos, asks Tom de Castella."

(BBC)

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Home Poison Guide
Chemicals / Food items / Insecticides / Medicines /
Personal Care Products / Plants /
How would I know if my child has been poisoned? /
What should I do if I think someone in my household has been poisoned? /
What can I do to poison proof the inside of my home? /
Miscellaneous Household Safety Tips / ...

(rentersinsurance.com)

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LISTENING COMPREHENSION / PODCASTS

"To practise oral comprehension, here are
The British Council Elementary Podcasts divided into sections
and  illustrated with pictures.
There's a simple worksheet at the end of each podcast.

The original podcasts are HERE."
Activities created by Marie-Hélène Prou (Ac. Poitiers)

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The Best Resources For Learning About What’s Happening In Libya
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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U.S. State Decides on Official State Gun
(20th March, 2011)
- a lesson plan

(newsenglishlessons.com)

See Facts / Actions

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MEMOVOC
Hélène de Morel (Ac. Caen) vous propose son site :
"Je développe depuis plusieurs années un site à destination de mes élèves,
dédié à la mémorisation du vocabulaire : www.memovoc.com
Il s'agit de parcours progressifs, classés par thèmes. Pour chaque thème, j'ai sélectionné des activités déjà existantes sur Internet et les ai classées pour
élaborer un programme de mémorisation par paliers. Je m'en sers très souvent
avec mes élèves, ma collègue également, et mes élèves s'en servent aussi chez eux."

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"You're beautiful" - A song by James Blunt
"Listen to the song once, then complete the lyrics with 8 verbs in the preterite!"

Activity created by Marie-Hélène Prou (Ac. Poitiers)

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How do you know you're shopping in Texas ?
(YouTube)

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Utah Recreation Map
(rchivedsite.outdoorutah.com)

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Utah designates Browning M1911 official state firearm
"The Browning M1911 joins the state fossil (allosaurus), fruit (cherry),
gem (topaz), bird (sea gull) and other symbols with official designation.
The gun was designed by Utah native John Browning. The law's sponsor said it symbolised freedom and empowerment. "

(BBC)

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NUCLEAR

'Nuclear Boy' Cartoon Explains Japan's Nuclear Crisis To Kids (Video)
"The animation personifies the nuclear plant in Fukushima as a sick child."
(huffingtonpost.com)

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NUCLEAR

Fukushima I nuclear accidents
(Wikipedia)

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TUDORS

Tudor Kings and Queens
PowerPoint Presentation

Click on HISTORY: The Tudors / The Tudor & Stuart Monarchs
(Primary Resources)



+ Tudor Kings and Queens

 

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RED NOSE DAY

Red Nose day (A2)
"Christine tells us about Comic Relief and how English schools celebrate it."

(audio-lingua.eu)

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UN / LIBYA

UN backs action against Gaddafi
"The UN Security Council backs a resolution on Libya that supports a no-fly zone
and "all necessary measures" to protect civilians short of an invasion...
Meeting in New York, the 15-member body voted 10-0 in favour, with five abstentions."

(BBC)

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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

Saint Patrick's Day Quiz and Resources
A quiz about Ireland.
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

Saint Patrick's Day Infographic
"This infographic from market research company Lab 42 shows what Americans
will be doing to celebrate the event. To gather data, Lab 42 surveyed 405 social network users, making sure that respondents were evenly distributed
across all age groups and income levels."

(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

Seven Drunken Nights by the Dubliners.
It "is a humorous folk Irish song"
(Wikipedia)
+ VIDEO (YouTube)
+ LYRICS (hapsody.com)

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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

St Patrick's Day Parades - Photos
"St Patrick's Day celebrated in Belfast and Dublin."
(BBC)

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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

St Patrick's Day - savour its recipes !
(Monique Mirza - anglais.over-blog.org)

St Patrick's Day - Irish sayings
(Monique Mirza - anglais.over-blog.org)

Irish dance greens the Bronx
(Monique Mirza - anglais.over-blog.org)

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A NEW PAGE :

THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES



Facts - Maps - News media - The events - The logo - The motto - The mascots - The sports -
Safety and Security
- Eco-policy -
Listening
- Videos -
Webcams - Virtual tours -
Teaching resources
- Interactive activities
- Cartoons

 

 

 

SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

Fichiers audios sur le thème de la St Patrick par Elisa Gy
"Audio Lingua propose des enregistrements authentiques sur le thème de la Saint Patrick." 

(Ac. Versailles)

  Sommaire  


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LANGUAGE

How is your English?
Research shows Americanisms AREN'T taking over the British language.

(dailymail.co.uk)


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Costly gas - Solutions
What would YOU do ?
(riversongs.com)

Recommended by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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NUCLEAR / DEBATE

Energy Crisis: Nuclear vs Renewable Sources
Summary:
  "Is nuclear power the best way to meet the ever-increasing energy needs of
the planet, or do alternative energy sources provide a viable alternative?"

(idebate.org)

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NUCLEAR

Nuclear power: is the alternative energy source worth the risks?
"Could, and should, nuclear energy break America’s dependence on black gold?
Lori Harfenist talked to people on the streets of New York
about the pros and cons of nuclear power."

(rt.com)

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NUCLEAR

A cloud of nuclear mistrust spreads around the world
- 16 March 2011
"After decades of lies, nuclear reassurances now fall on deaf ears."

Special report by Michael McCarthy.
(independent.co.uk)

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BOOKS

Books Everybody Should Read
A consensus cloud
(static.guim.co.uk)

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QUAKE / NUCLEAR

Quake sparks nuclear crisis
"Explosions at a tsunami-hit plant will knock public confidence
and the industry worldwide."

(nature.com)

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CRISIS / HELP

Foreign Office Helpline - a cartoon
"This cartoon by Andy Davey from The Sun shows what we can assume is a
British woman phoning the Foreign Office helpline from disaster-torn Japan
(we can see the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant through the window).
However, she just gets a recorded message telling her to press 1 or 2
according to the type of crisis she is caught up in."
+ COMMENTARY

(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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FESTIVALS

Ireland's most offbeat festivals
- Irish Bog Snorkelling Championship
-  Tedfest
-  Kilruddery Film Festival
- Puck Fair

(BBC)

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SCIENCE / SCIFI

Strange but true ?
"Take our quiz on what's science fact, and what's science fiction."

(BBC)

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ADS

Adverts will target individuals to prevent channel-hopping
"Television viewers face watching “personalised advertisements” under
a new scheme that is will target people depending on their consumer habits."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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QUAKE

Loyal Japanese dog leads rescuers to mate
"A spaniel found amid the devastation in Ibaraki Prefecture
leads a TV crew to its injured friend."
A short article + a video

(telegraph.co.uk)
GRAMMAR :
"The pair were rescued by vets...
The tan and white spaniel was taken to a shelter...
  its injured mate is being treated by a vet."

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The Virtual Globe - an animation
(aspirations.english.cam.ac.uk)

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QUAKE

Second Explosion at Japan Nuclear Plant
(14th March, 2011)
- a lesson plan

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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Prince and Princess Fingernails
(thehairpin.com)

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ENERGY

Report: Non-nuclear clean energy to double by 2020
"As concerns mount over nuclear power safety in the aftermath of Japan's
massive earthquake, a new report says other energy sources not derived from
fossil fuels are expanding and will likely double market share within a decade."

(content.usatoday.com)

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Twenty free attractions in London
"In addition to admission-free world-class museums, there are parks, canal walks, supermarkets (Portobello Road Market at Notting Hill Gate, Camden Market 
at Chalk Farm Road, Columbia Road Flower Market in East London) and maybe even some royal-spotting to pass the time."

(BBC)

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MARINE LIFE

The 10-year Census of Marine Life
"Watch the video and answer the quiz."
(Monique Mirza - anglais.over-blog.org)

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ARTHUR

Arthur and the magic sword.
"Click on the picture to read the story, then play the game."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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HOMELESS

Homeless signs
with a sense of humour
(smosh.com)

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HOMELESS

Denver Aims to End Homelessness
(pbs.org)

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ALIENS

Your field guide to alien invaders
Slide show: "They came from outer space ... but why?
We look at cinema's rich history of extraterrestial menace."

(salon.com)

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QUAKE / TSUNAMI

Radiation alert after Japan blast
15/03/2011
"Radiation levels at a Japanese quake-stricken nuclear plant reach levels
harmful to human health, a top official warns, after a third blast and a fire...
Japan also announced a 30-km no-fly zone around the reactors to prevent
planes spreading the radiation further afield."

(BBC)

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IDIOMS

American English Business Idioms
(eslmania.com)

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Women Construction Workers In India

 

L'armée libyenne tire des missiles antiaériens contre les forces
de la coalition à Tripoli, le 20 mars 2011.