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Flashcards, Graphics and Photos - Vocabulary -
- Conversations -
Idioms and Proverbs
- Superstitions -
Signs - Facts
- Advice - Safety -
Interactive exercises - Exercises to print -
Lesson plans
- Webquests -
Interactive games - Cartoons -
- Songs - Videos - Animations
- PowerPoint Presentations

(Updated on 23/05/2013)

Related pages :

Fish and Shells - Summer / Summer holidays -
Natural disasters (geography)
Natural disasters
(vocabulary and activities)



Flashcards, Graphics and Photos :


Luxury floating island: in pictures
+ The world's biggest superyachts
+ The world's most expensive private islands


"An Austrian company is planning to build a luxury floating island that can be moved according to its occupants’ wishes."


Seaside Destinations 


Common coastal features
- Illustrations + Explanations
+ Pronunciation


Summer time
Compare with today's beaches.
Make sentences with "used to".



For geeks : useful things on the beach

A beach bag

Dyson Energy Bracelet
For Mobile Phones

It "is a gadget that uses
Seebeck effect to harness
and power
your mobile phones..."

with a video


Amazon Kindle
"is a software and
hardware platform ...
for reading e-books
other digital media."


A blanket

Camera mask



ice floe
= "a sheet of ice, of variable size,
floating in the sea"



A sea wall

A sea wall is "a wall, or embankment, to resist encroachments of the sea."

= barrier, breakwater, dam, dike, etc..


A leaking dyke / dike (US)

A dyke (or dike)
= "A barrier constructed to contain the
flow or water or to keep out the sea".

butch (n), dam (n), levee (n), dike (v).









A beach bag

No link


Radioactivity in the oceans



(How Stuff Works)



Jellyfish sting

Beach things
(No link)


On the beach
(No link)



Sun and Surf



No link




Summer Cliparts
(Ac. Nancy-Metz)
Best Beaches in the USA
- with photos (

Rough sea


Seashore Clipart

Beach Scenes



At the seaside - a picture

Sports & Equipment :
At the Beach

(aussi en ESPAGNOL)
Click on Flashcard Library.
Lien modifié


No link


Fish - cliparts





Vocabulary :


  • Sail Safe
    An Introduction to Safety at Sea
    + a game
    : "See how you fare on a dangerous voyage to the Caribbean."


  • The Sea - Les mots s'affichent quand on passe la souris sur les images. - avec son (


  • In the Sea with pictures (



  • The Rip - definition (
  • Poseidon - Take the virtual tour! (
    "Poseidon will be the world's first sea floor resort complex.
    The resort will be a unique, intimate and exclusive, five-star destination providing the highest possible levels of luxury and service."


Listening :


  • How to survive on a desert island
    "Imagine that you were about to start living on a desert island.
    What object would you take to help you in your new life?"
    - with the script


  • The Sea - Les mots s'affichent quand on passe la souris sur les images. - avec son (


  • Task Town is for students who want to participate with the audio. (
    As you listen you need to make choices or interact with the audio. Have Fun!

    Treasure Island




Conversations :

  • Should shipwrecks be left alone?
    "It is 10 years since a deal to protect the world's thousands of shipwrecks, but the UK and several other major maritime powers are yet to ratify it.
    Should this underwater heritage be protected or is it acceptable to plunder?"



  • At the Seaside - What would you see at the seaside ?
    Click on GEOGRAPHY / Local Studies & Contrasting UK Locality
    (Primary Resources)


  • On a desert island - Activités orales dont l'objectif principal est de travailler les "If clauses". (ac-limoges)
    "Travail proposé par Sébastien Méraud, professeur au collège Martin Nadaud de Guéret, à partir du manuel Apple Pie 3ème."
    - avec un
    document iconographique



Idioms and Proverbs :

  • Sink or Swim by Waterdeep :
    "Do I have to stand in this world all alone
    where it's icy cold
    and all the people chime in
    "You've got to sink or swim"?"


Superstitions :


Signs :

Jellyfish - Signs :




Warning sign


Beach signs


Trash - a sign
in Atlantic City, New Jersey


Beach sign


Signs at the beach


Beach Notice





  • Ocean 2050: How to sustain our biggest ecosystem - with photos
    "Mankind is consuming the ocean’s resources at an alarming rate. How do we sustain this vital resource for generations to come?
    National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle outlines some of the ways to save this vital ecosystem."


  • The SeaOrbiter, also known as Sea Orbiter (two words), is an ocean going research vessel.
    Construction is to begin in late 2013.[1][2] Similar to a space ship, the SeaOrbiter is planned to allow scientists and others
    a residential yet mobile research station positioned under the oceans' surface. The station will have laboratories,
    workshops, living quarters and a pressurized deck to support divers and submarines.[3][4]



  • Ocean living: A step closer to reality? - 1 November 2013
    "Life on the sea has been one of mankind’s enduring visions, but the technology hasn’t been up to the task... until now.
    Are we on the cusp of housing communities permanently on the ocean?"

  • CGear Sand-Free's patented technology
    "minimizes sand, dirt & dusty environments through its unique and patented technology first developed for militaries around the world.
    Once irritating particles that fell on your blanket or towel now falls straight through our Mat and WILL NOT COME BACK UP therefore creating a SAND-FREE and much more comfortable outdoor experience for you."



  • World Bank issues SOS for oceans, backs alliance - February 24, 2012
    "The World Bank announced on Friday a global alliance to better manage and protect the world's oceans, which are under threat from over-fishing, pollution and climate change... "We need a new SOS: Save Our Seas," (World Bank President) Zoellick said in announcing the alliance... Working with governments, the scientific community, civil society organizations, and the private sector, we aim to leverage as much as $1.2 billion (762.0 million pounds) to support healthy and sustainable oceans." 


    Oil in the ocean.

  • Accumulating 'microplastic' threat to shores - 27 January 2012
    "Microscopic plastic debris from washing clothes is accumulating in the marine environment and could be entering the food chain, a study has warned."

    See Plastic fibre a 'major pollutant'
  • Seaside holidays then and now
    "From the 99 flake to the organic honey and ricotta cone, there should be room for all tastes on the British beach."








  • Boat made of plastic bottles sets sail across Pacific
    "A boat (named Plastiki catamaran) made of 12,000 plastic bottles has set sail on a voyage from San Francisco to Sydney to spread awareness about pollution in the world's oceans...
    The 12,000 used water bottles are filled with carbon dioxide to make the vessel durable and buoyant.
    The catamaran is powered by solar, wind and sea turbines."


  • Map shows toll on world's oceans
    "Only about 4% of the world's oceans remain undamaged by human activity, according to the first detailed global map of human impacts on the seas...
    A study in Science journal says climate change, fishing, pollution and other human factors have exacted a heavy toll on almost half of the marine waters.
    Only remote icy areas near the poles are relatively pristine, but they face threats as ice sheets melt, it warns."





Safety :

  • Beaches - Dos and Dont's
    "You can do several things to keep yourself safe at the beach and also protect the beach and nearby water from pollution. Learn more..."


  • Beach dangers - In pictures





INTERACTIVE exercises :


  • Treasure Island (maze) - interactive
    Find the treasure.


  • A Holiday by the Sea.
    "Look at the video about Galveston. TX. USA...
    Read the letter and do the exercise."
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid


  • Sharks. the trailer
    "Right Click here and open in a new window to see the trailer, then do the exercise."
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid