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RSA Animate - The Secret Powers of Time
"Professor Philip Zimbardo conveys how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being.
Time influences who we are as a person, how we view relationships and how we act in the world."

(YouTube)
"Past-oriented vs. present or future-oriented personalities differ across many landscapes,
and factors like religion, geography and culture greatly influence how individuals experience time."
(Neatorama)

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The Origins of 10 Nicknames 
Dick / Bill / Hank / Jack / Chuck / Peggy / Ted / Harry / Jim / Sally
(mentalfloss.com)

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Sao Paulo unleashes Brazilian creative energy
"It is known Batman's Alley and on Google Maps it looks like any of the
hundreds of narrow inner streets that twist and turn within Sao Paulo's blocks."

(BBC)

 

Batman's Alley
"Groovy graffiti alley in Sao Paulo"
(YouTube)

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Is this the most tattooed woman on Earth?
- with a VIDEO
"Now, two decades after her first tattoo, the 55 year-old has won a place
in the Guinness Book of World Records for her body art."

(BBC)

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US warns of World Cup terrorism in South Africa
"The US government has issued a travel alert warning its citizens that
South Africa faces a heightened risk of terrorism during the World Cup...
South Africa has mobilised thousands of specially trained police
to deal with fans' safety."
- with a VIDEO

(BBC)

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Strictly private
(cagle.com)



FACEBOOK... by all the top cartoonists! 
(cagle.com)

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Ecology is... - an animation
"A few thoughts about ecology."
(YouTube)

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A Quirky Building That Has Charmed Its Tenants
"The Flatiron Building was one of the first skyscrapers in Manhattan."
- with a slideshow
(nytimes.com)




Flatiron Building
+ MORE photos
(Wikipedia)

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South Africa : Home of Africa's first World Cup
- interactive
(hosted.ap.org)

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The World Cup 2010 - Quizzes Activities, and Printable Worksheets
(esolcourses.com)

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Restitution d'un poème : "A Cat and a Rat"
Niveau concerné : 5° ( A2). Classe bilangue anglais/allemand...
Activité proposée : restitution théâtralisée en binôme d’un petit poème.
Contenu linguistique : Le point essentiel est le preterit
et les différentes réalisations orales de –ED.

"A rat and a cat went out one day
They walked to the park and then started to play
And they laughed and had fun
They decided to run…..
All the way to Japan..."

(Ac. Montpellier)

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Visit Britain Podcast - London
(YouTube)
+ a worksheet
(Emilie Desassis - Ac. Nancy-Metz)

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Environmentalists Worry About Synthetic Life
(26th May, 2010)
- a lesson plan

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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Disaster unfolds slowly in the Gulf of Mexico - PHOTOS
(boston.com)

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8 Strange Historic Jobs
Whipping Boys / Dog Whipper /  Gymnasiarch / Urinatores /
 Funeral Clown / Tosher / Knocker-up /  Fuller
(weirdworm.com)

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BLOGS

Les représentations imaginaires des blogs
chez les jeunes et chez des acteurs institutionnels
(pedagopsy.eu)

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Road markers misspell 'No Entry' sign
"The workmen wrote 'No Entrt' on a one-way street in the West Midlands
and were ordered to repaint the error much to the amusement of locals."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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LONELY / LONER

What's the difference between being lonely and a loner?
"Nearly half of us have felt depressed because we have felt alone, says a report.
But not everyone who is alone is sad about it,
so what is the difference between being lonely and being a loner?"

(BBC)

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13-year-old climbs Everest
- a lesson plan

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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Livre interactif sur les vêtements et accessoires
+ différence entre les deux présents en anglais
Créé par Laurence HAQUET (Ac. Rouen)

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Haiti and its strength : past present and future
"Les documents qui suivent font partie d’une recherche 
que j’appelle le Positive Piece of News Project."

(Marie André-Milesi - lewebpedagogique.com)


A tour of an orphanage in Haiti
"God's Littlest Angels is an American-run Christian mission set up in 1994
in the hills above Port au Prince to look after Haitian orphans
and match them with adoptive families.
The earthquake meant they received many more children.
Melissa Friesen, who has volunteered there for the last year, gave a tour."

(BBC)

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Rabbit-proof Fence
Activities created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

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Jordan Romero, 13, 'becomes youngest to scale Everest'
"A 13-year-old American boy has become the youngest person to reach
the summit of Mount Everest, his family says."

(BBC)

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Tourist London
"A look around at some of london's most famous land marks."
(YouTube)

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Information and Facts about London
(woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk)

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Cops Train Vulture to Hunt for Bodies
"German police have trained “Sherlock”, a vulture, to hunt
for dead bodies in remote locations...
Vultures like Sherlock have a keen sense of smell
and are able to detect the scent of rotting flesh
from 1,000 metres (3,000 feet) up in the air."

(neatorama.com)

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After keeping us waiting for a century, Mark Twain will finally reveal all
"The great American writer left instructions not to publish his autobiography
until 100 years after his death, which is now."

(independent.co.uk)

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'WHY' - Villa yacht
"The 58 x 38 WHY yacht, offering a new art of living on the sea."

(YouTube)
"The yacht is contained in a triangle shaped hull measuring 58 x 38 meter
and the interior is furnished with water resistant buffalo leather
with calpinage technique..."
(Tuvie)
More pictures.

Le calepinage 
"est l'art de montrer à l'échelle sur un croquis la disposition d'éléments de
formes définies pour former un motif ou composer un assemblage et d'en calculer
le nombre nécessaire pour couvrir une surface (carrelage, couverture, plaquage...)
ou remplir un volume (appareillage de pierre)..."

(Wikipedia)

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World Biodiversity Day (on May 22)- a lesson plan
DOWNLOADS: Word Doc | PDF | MP3 Listening | Online Exercise
(eslholidaylessons.com)

Biodiversity infographic
(takepart.com)

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Pedal patrol car
"Police in Hampshire, UK, have a new patrol vehicle in their fleet
— a five-speed, pedal-powered car:
Officers believe building their new five-gear vehicle, which has a top speed
of 20 miles per hour, will help combat anti-social behaviour.[...]
PC Keith Waller, who will pilot the vehicle, spent 40 hours painstakingly
building the replica car with children aged 13 to 16
at Ringwood Comprehensive School.
He insisted that getting involved with the project allowed police to show
their “fun side” and made them look “cooler” and “more approachable”.

(presurfer.blogspot.com)

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Sleep idioms
ex: sleep on it
= "to not make an immediate decision about a plan or idea,
but to wait until the next day in order to have more time to think about it.
You don't have to give me your decision now.
Sleep on it, and let me know tomorrow.
"

(idioms.thefreedictionary.com)

Sleep idioms - interactive exercises
(englishgateway.com)

ESL Worksheet: Sleep Idioms
Level: ESL High-Intermediate
(englishgateway.com)

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Sleep - a lesson plan
- Unit 1: Photograph and Video + An Idiom About Life
Another link for the video :
The lion sleeps tonight

- Unit 2: Reading : Sleep and dreams
+ Vocabulary Practice
+ Questions
+ Checkpoint Charlie's Interactive Quizzes

(onlinetutoringworld.com)

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What is the idiom meaning of 'sleep on it'?

- Sleep on it "means to think about something someone has told/asked you
before you make a decision about it."

(wiki.answers.com)
- Definition : "To make a decision after sleeping the entire night"
(openenglishworld.com)
- Sleep on it : "take at least a day to think about something
before making a decision."

(americanidioms.net)
- sleep on it
= "to not make an immediate decision about a plan or idea,
but to wait until the next day in order to have more time to think about it.
You don't have to give me your decision now.
Sleep on it, and let me know tomorrow.
"

(idioms.thefreedictionary.com)

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Man's best friends: 11 animals who saved human lives
"Meet cats, dogs and dolphins who provided helping paws and fins."

(today.msnbc.msn.com)

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Alfred Hitchcock Presents Lamb to the Slaughter. (1958)
"Mary Maloney is a devoted wife and an exceptional housekeeper.
One day, her husband, the police chief, announces that he wants a divorce
because he has met another woman..."

(YouTube)

"Lamb to the Slaughter" (1953) is a short story by Roald Dahl.
(Wikipedia)

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BRIGHTON IN THE RAIN - a poem
"'I've never been to Athens and I've never been to Rome
I've only seen the Pyramids in picture books at home
I've never sailed across the sea or been inside a plane
I've always spent my holidays in Brighton in the rain..."

Listen to the song
(6linya.pu.ru)

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First synthetic virus created
"The US researchers built the infectious agent from scratch
using the genome sequence for polio...
this synthetic artefact would constitute a simple form of life.
Responding to criticisms that such research could lead to bioterrorists
engineering new lethal viruses, the scientists behind the experiment said
that only a few people had the knowledge to make it happen."

(BBC)

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Happy birthday!
+ 3 cartoons
(birthdaygiftbook.com)

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International Number Ones
because every country is at best at something

"Roll over the image to see the countries."
(informationisbeautiful.net)

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Ninjas rescue student from muggers
"Ninjas scared off three thugs who had the misfortune to attack
the 27-year-old medical student outside their warrior school."

(heraldsun.com.au)

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Oil spill - a lesson plan
Text + Activities
"On 20th April 2010 disaster struck the Deepwater Horizon oil rig
in the Gulf of Mexico, about 80 km off the US coast..."

(macmillanglobal.com)
Lesson recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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My World Cup Country - a worksheet
Click on TOPIC/THEME / Football (soccer) resources
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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River features
- illustrated vocabulary
with explanations
(kenttrustweb.org.uk)

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Rivers Webquest
Click on : GEOGRAPHY / Rivers

(primaryresources.co.uk)

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Theseus and the Minotaur - a worksheet
Click on :
ENGLISH
/ Text Level: Fiction / Myths & Legends 

(primaryresources.co.uk)

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Wavin' flag - K'naan - 2010 World Cup Official Song
Activity created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

 

 

A new page :

TORTURE



Pictures - Information -
World Organisation Against Torture -
United Nations Convention Against Torture -
The International Day in Support of Torture Victims -
Techniques - Facts -
Listening - Activities to print - Lesson plans -
Cartoons - Posters -
Signs -
Literature
- Poems - Videos

 

The London 2012 Olympic Mascots
"Here are Wenlock and Mandeville, the mascots for the 2012 Olympics
in London, England. Wenlock will represent the Olympic games and
Mandeville will represent the Paralympic games."

(dailymail.co.uk)

On your marks for the 2012 Olympic blobs:
London mascots rival that dreaded logo
(dailymail.co.uk)

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The International Day in Support of Torture Victims,
"on June 26, is a day created by the United Nations General Assembly 
to demonstrate solidarity to all whose mind, body or spirit
have been impacted by torture."

(Wikipedia)

United Nations Convention Against Torture
"and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 
is an international human rights instrument, under the review of
the United Nations, that aims to prevent torture around the world."

(Wikipedia)

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10 things to know about TORTURE
- an infographic
(medicalbillingandcoding.org)
Site recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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What is the current state of obesity in America?
- an infographic
(chacha.com)
Site recommended by Larry Ferlazzo.

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This Is My Life by Edward Maya 
"I'm dreaming, I'm dreaming out loud
I can't follow dreams forever 
Just to see them fall apart...
This, this my life I'm chasing a dream
that fades away in the night "

(paroles-musique.com)
+ the VIDEO
(YouTube)

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Why are elections in the UK held on Thursdays?
"In the United Kingdom, all general elections since 1935 have been held on a Thursday, and this has become a tradition, although not a requirement of the law...
It is sometimes thought that Thursday was the chosen polling day as it is furthest from the Friday and Weekend before, making it therefore
the day when people were most sober."

(Wikipedia)

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MOVIE SEGMENTS FOR WARM-UPS AND FOLLOW-UPS
(warmupsfollowups.blogspot.com)

"THIS BLOG CONTAINS A SERIES OF MOVIE SEGMENTS TO BE USED
TO BRAINSTORM, WARM UP, FOLLOW UP, AND ACTIVATE SCHEMATA, PREPARING THE STUDENTS FOR THE TOPIC THAT WILL BE DISCUSSED IN CLASS. HERE YOU WILL FIND THE SEGMENTS, THE LESSON PLANS, AND VARIED TOPICS TO FOSTER CONVERSATION. YOU MAY USE THE ACTIVITIES FOR A FULL TWO-HOUR CLASS OR THEY CAN BE USED SEPARATELY TO BRAINSTORM OR WRAP UP THE TOPIC, FOCUSING ON CONVERSATION, VOCABULARY AND LISTENING COMPREHENSION."

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Wavin' Flag - K'naan With Lyrics
"when i get older i will be
stronger they'll call me freedom just
like a wavin flag" 

(YouTube)

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Election Cartoon: Phew! Now What?
INTERPRETATION + VOCABULARY
+ MORE ELECTION CARTOONS

(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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Hung parliament
"Under a parliamentary system of government, a hung parliament
  (also known as a minority parliament, a balanced parliament or
a parliament under no overall control) is a legislature in which
no political party has an absolute majority of seats."

(Wikipedia)

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Macbeth Rap Video
- "Sound and Fury" from Shakespeare is Hip-Hop

Song and Video by Flocabulary 
(stumbleupon.com)

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FLOCABULARY - Hip-Hop in the Classroom

The Pit and the Pendulum By Edgar Allan Poe
Song and Video by Flocabulary 

- with the LYRICS and the ORIGINAL TEXT
(stumbleupon.com)

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Create Quick Video Task Sheets

"It's a great way to produce instant (almost) video worksheets
to go with YouTube videos..."

Read Nik's explanations.
( Nik Peachey / quickshout.blogspot.com)
with Vidinotes
+ a VIDEO
(vidinotes.com)

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Television is a drug
"The inspiration of this video comes from Todd Alcott's poem, Television."
(vimeo.com)

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British weather - The British way...
(2.bp.blogspot.com)

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Television Addict by Pupajim
- a song
(YouTube)

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And what kind of eyes did your attacker have ?
(1.bp.blogspot.com)

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Metropolitan Police Crime Mapping
with Crime rate / Total notifiable offences / Comparisons / Trends
(maps.met.police.uk)

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Crimestoppers
"We are an independent charity helping
to find criminals and help solve crimes."


Most Wanted by crime type :

See Crime Stoppers International


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Brooklyn Superhero Supplies
"A shop that stocks everything the modern day super-hero could need,
from capes to tins of anti-matter,
from secret-identity kits to vacuum suction cups."
(Nag on the Lake)
- with a catalogue

Pictures + Vocabulary
(superherosupplies.com)

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The liar lying
(worddreams.files.wordpress.com)

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The truth - a cartoon
(tnellen.com)

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INTERNET

Britons spend more than 'one day a month online'
"British web users are spending 65% more time online than three years ago, according to research of net habits."

+ TIME SPENT ONLINE
ex: Social networks/blogs - 22.7%

(BBC)

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Men are bigger liars than women, says poll
"Men are more likely to tell lies than women and feel less guilty about it...
the average British man tells three lies every day,
that's equivalent to 1,092 a year...
Mums are the people mostly likely to be lied to."

+ MEN'S TOP 10 LIES
1. I didn't have that much to drink
+ WOMEN'S TOP 10 LIES

1. Nothing's wrong, I'm fine
(BBC)

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Memorial Day
(cagle.com)

MORE cartoons about Memorial Day

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School Discipline
This cartoon " relates to
the Tories promise to get tough on school discipline."

+ Vocabulary + Comment
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

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Drama Queen
- Commercial for the Young Director Award 2010

(YouTube)

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BP: Mile-Long Tube Sucking Oil Away From Gulf Well
Oil spill - Day 27
TEXT + VIDEO
"Researchers warned Sunday that miles-long underwater plumes of oil from
the spill could poison and suffocate sea life across the food chain,
with damage that could endure for a decade or more."

(abcnews.go.com)

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SOCCER

English Soccer Boss in World Cup Scandal
(17th May, 2010)
- a lesson plan

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

For England, a familiar affair as soccer boss resigns in scandal
(thestar.com)

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Edward II, (25 April 1284 – 21 September 1327)
"called Edward of Carnarvon, was King of England from 1307 until he was
  deposed in January 1327. He was the seventh Plantagenet king, in a line
that began with the reign of Henry II. Interspersed between the strong
reigns of his father Edward I and son Edward III, the reign of Edward II
was disastrous for England, marked by incompetence,
political squabbling and military defeats."
He "is remembered for his probable death in Berkeley Castle, allegedly
by murder, and for being the first monarch to establish colleges in
the now widely noted universities of Oxford and Cambridge."

(Wikipedia)

Cultural depictions of Edward II of England
"The most famous fictional account of Edward II's reign
is Christopher Marlowe's play Edward II (c. 1592).
It depicts Edward's reign as a single narrative,
and does not include Bannockburn."

(Wikipedia)

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Background : Fanart signé du Canadien Drake Tsui.