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NOVEMBER 2011

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BALADODIFFUSION

Baladodiffusion niveau 1
Cette page s'adresse "à tous ceux qui souhaiteraient se former tout seuls,
en suivant pas à pas des tutoriels vidéo que nous espérons simples et explicites."

(pedagogie2.ac-reunion.fr)

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LITERATURE / CLIFFSNOTES FILMS

CliffsNotes Films Trailer
"As an extension to the yellow and black study guides, CliffsNotes Films reinvents the fastest way to learn with a new hip, irreverent, animated video series featuring Cliff. Come study the classics and leave with basic knowledge of the plots, themes, characters, and the confidence to pass the test."

 

 

Watch CliffNotes films
Currently Playing:
A Midsummer Night's Dream »
Hamlet »
Julius Caesar »
Macbeth »
Othello »
Romeo and Juliet »

etc...
(cambio.com)

Thanks to Cyril Brot

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TECHNOLOGY / ELECTRONICS

Goodnight iPad
"A witty parody picture book for the gadget-crazy kid in all of us."

 

Thanks to Cyril Brot

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VETERANS' DAY = POPPY DAY

Who, What, Why: Which countries wear poppies?
"England footballers are not allowed to wear poppies when playing Spain at the weekend, says world football's governing body, Fifa.
So what countries wear poppies to respect the war dead?"

See : The answer + Why the poppy ? + Where did the idea to sell poppies come from?
(BBC)

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WAYS OF LIFE

Life In A Day
"is a historic film capturing for future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010.
Executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald."

(YouTube)

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TV

TV archetypes: Which one are you?
" A new US documentary series on PBS, America in Primetime, explores the relationship
between TV characters and society over the past six decades...
The catchphrases and clothes may change but the archetype endures, subtly reflecting and shaping the culture
and even the way we act and behave, the series suggests."
But how much influence have these characters really had? And are they as rooted in reality as their creators claim?"

(BBC)

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WAYS OF LIFE

Out My Window - A Highrise Project - interactive
+ Interviews
(interactive.nfb.ca)

Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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HALLOWEEN

YouTube Challenge - I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy

 

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ART / VERBAL DESCRIPTION

New York Beyond Sight
"NYC as you've never heard it before!...
"Prominent New Yorkers describe their favorite works of art and culture, architecture, and city landmarks. Hear politicians, actors, artists, business

and community leaders use Verbal Description to make New York's visual culture accessible to all—including people with visual impairments." 
(nybeyondsight.org)
from Art Beyond Sight
(artbeyondsight.org)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Sculpture - Central Park, Manhattan - East 74th Street, north of Conservatory Pond
(nybeyondsight.org)

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GOING TO A CONCERT

Going to a concert
"Le support d’une séquence montée avec 2 collègues pour nos GAL en 3°. Deux amies parlent d’un concert..."
AUDIO + ACTIVITES

(soundguideweb.com)

A concert review
"Une compréhension de texte sur un compte rendu de concert."

(soundguideweb.com)

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LOVE!

Oktapodi (2007) - Oscar 2009 Animated Short Film
"The film is about a pair of love struck octopuses who through a series of comical events are separated and find each other...
Two octopuses fight for their lives with a stubborn restaurant cook in a comical escape through the streets of a small Greek village."

(Wikipedia)

 

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LONDON 2012

London 2012: Torch relay heading for 1,000 places
"The London 2012 Olympic torch will fly by zip wire from the Tyne Bridge, ascend Snowdon by rail
and cross Loch Ness during its journey around the UK."
+ See the map
+ Iconic places
+ In pictures: 2012 relay landmarks
+ Torch unveiled + The design + Torch timeline
(BBC)

 

London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics posters: the verdict - 7 November 2011
"The 12 official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic posters range from brain-teasing minimalism to euphoric squiggles,
from invention to condescension. They may not all be winners but they put the creative spirit back at the heart of the Olympics."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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OLYMPIC POSTERS

Olympics posters through the ages
Click on the right of the posters.
(telegraph.co.uk)

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WEBQUEST

British Culture 8 - Visit England (Part One)
A WEBQUEST created by Laurence Haquet
- Ac. Rouen
(chagall-col.spip.ac-rouen.fr)

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WILLIAM and KATE

William and Kate opt for Kensington Palace home - 6 November 2011
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided to take the former home
of the Queen's sister, Princess Margaret, as their permanent London residence."

(BBC)

Kensington Palace is n°6

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GUY FAWKES DAY

Cartoon: Firework Day
"Today, November 5th, is Firework Day (aka  Guy Fawkes Day) in Britain, an annual event when people let off fireworks and
light bonfires in commemoration of the failed attempt by Guy Fawkes to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605..."

+ COMMENT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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RUGBY / SAFETY

Air New Zealand - Crazy About Rugby - Safety Video
- with an activity created by Céline Kautz (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

 

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OCCUPY

Occupy protesters - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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LONDON 2012

London 2012: Olympic and Paralympic posters unveiled
"The images will be displayed in a free exhibition at Tate Britain next year, held as part of the London 2012 cultural festival."
In pictures: London 2012 posters - a slideshow
(BBC)

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MUSIC

English Word Search Puzzle - Musical Styles
"There are twenty English words for different types of music hidden in this online word search.
Can you find them all? Click on the letters to highlight the words."

(esolcourses.com)

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AT THE TRAVEL AGENT'S

English Conversation 3 01 - At the travel agent

 

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SLEEP

Sleep matters - a lesson plan
Text + Activities
"This intermediate to upper intermediate eLesson is about recent research into sleeping and dreaming and how to get a good night’s sleep."

+ Teacher's Notes
(macmillanglobal.com)

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STATES / CAPITALS

Learn the 50 US State Capitals and 50 State Abbreviations | 50 States Song
"An educational rap song with rhyme for learning all 50 States and 50 Capitals."
Read the LYRICS below the video on YouTube.

 

MORE SONGS HAVE BEEN ADDED HERE.

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GRAMMAR

Grammar Ninja! - interactive game - 3 levels
Find the nouns, the verbs, the adverbs...
(ungrounded.net)

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SHAKESPEARE

Shakespeare : Biography mindmap
(learnaboutshakespeare.com)

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SOCIAL NETWORKS

Rebecca : I don’t like social networks.
by Rebecca (Yorkshire, England)
"Rebecca, an English teacher, tells us why she doesn’t like social networks such as Facebook or Twitter."

(audio-lingua.eu)

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MAN and WOMAN / FUTURE

Taylor Swift - Mean (YouTube)
+ LYRICS (paroles-musique.com)
"You, with your words like knives
And swords and weapons that you use against me...
Someday, I’ll be living in a big old city,
And all you’re ever gonna be is mean.
Someday, I’ll be big enough so you can’t hit me..."

 

 

English Through Music: Taylor Swift’s Song, “Mean”
Read and listen to the article. Then, open the activities on the right side of the page to learn English. Skill Level: BEGINNER

(voanews.com)

Activities :

 

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STEVE JOBS

Steve Jobs Remembered
"Read and listen to the article. Then, open the activities on the right side of the page to learn English. Skill Level: BEGINNER."

(voanews.com)

Activities :


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PODCASTS

Elementary podcasts- Listen and watch
"Each episode is accompanied by a range of activities to help you learn new vocabulary and focus on the language you hear.
You can also download the support packs which contain the tape scripts and extra learning activities."

(learnenglish.britishcouncil.org)

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BONFIRE NIGHT

Bonfire Night
"Free lessons, online games and printable worksheets for adult learners and kids at all levels of English
- vocabulary, reading, worksheets, spelling and grammar activities, word games and quizzes."

(esolcourses.com)

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MLK

English Lesson Plan on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
DOWNLOADS: Word Doc | PDF | MP3 Listening | Online Exercise
(famouspeoplelessons.com)

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HACKERS

Online hackers threaten to expose cartel's secrets
"Group called Anonymous demands release of one of their own who was kidnapped...
An international group of online hackers is warning a Mexican drug cartel to release one of its members, kidnapped from a street protest,
or it will publish the identities and addresses of the syndicate's associates, from corrupt police to taxi drivers,
as well as reveal the syndicates' businesses."

Editor's note: Video contains language that may be offensive to some viewers
(chron.com)

 

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CYBER ESPIONAGE

U.S. says China, Russia active in cyber espionage - 3 November 2011
"China and Russia are using cyber espionage to steal U.S. trade and technology secrets to bolster their own economic development
and that poses a threat to U.S. prosperity and security, an intelligence report said on Thursday..."

(m.ibtimes.com)

U.S. Takes Hard Line on Chinese Economic Cyberspying
" U.S. intelligence officials estimate that U.S. companies suffered losses of about $50 billion in 2009 from their research and development efforts.
This loss represents trade secrets and intellectual property that have been seized through cyber-attacks, piracy and company insider thefts.
American businesses and their intellectual property are aggressively being targeted by Chinese and Russian intelligence entities, resulting in the
loss of billions of dollars, according to a report released today entitled: “Foreign Spies Stealing US Economic Secrets in Cyberspace.”..." 

(abcnews.go.com)

 

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SMOKING

Smoking in films - 15 photos
(telegraph.co.uk)


Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction (1994)

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CHILDREN

Children behaving like animals, Barnardo's survey finds - 3 November 2011
See the survey.
(BBC)

 

Half 'think youngsters are violent'
"Almost half of Britons think young people are angry, violent and abusive, with one in four thinking
troubled children are beyond help by the age of 10, a survey has revealed."

(news.uk.msn.com)

Barnardo's - Believe in children
"We run over 800 UK projects that transform the lives of more than190,000 children and young people every year. Our work includes:..."

(barnardos.org.uk)

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METAL THIEVES

Metal thieves using Google fo find booty - 3 November 2011
"Metal thieves are scanning railway timetables for engineering disruption to find new stocks of cable to steal, police have said...
Metal theft is a recession crime and as more people lose their jobs, more people are turning to it."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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OCCUPY

US Occupy protesters clash with police at Oakland port - 3 November 2011
"Riot police have clashed with demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street group at one of America's busiest ports, Oakland in California."

(BBC)

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iPhone

Video: iPhone 4S Ad Featuring Siri
"One of the most talked about features of Apple's new iPhone 4S is Siri (pronounced /ˈsɪri/), a personal assistant
which uses natural language processing to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions..."

+ COMMENTS + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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CYBERSPACE SECURITY

London hosts cyberspace security conference - 1 November 2011
- with a VIDEO

"Representatives of 60 nations gathered to discuss how to tackle the rising levels of cyber-crime."

(BBC)

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QUESTION ???

The question on everyone's mind
"There isn't a question that's more quintessentially American than "What do you do for a living ?"."

+ AUDIO
(edition.cnn.com)

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NEW BANKNOTE

New £50 note released with increased security features
"Today a new £50 note will enter circulation, featuring images of Matthew Boulton and James Watt, leading figures of the Industrial Revolution.
But the biggest change comes in the form of new security measures introduced by the Bank of England to deter counterfeiters."

(telegraph.co.uk)

 

New £50 note: which old banknote do you miss most? - 11 photos
"The Bank of England has issued a new-style £50 note which features the renowned 18th century business partnership
of entrepreneur Matthew Boulton and engineer James Watt. For the first time a range of enhanced security features
have been incorporated into the design.
The new £50 - for the first time there are two portraits on the back."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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EURO

Euro bailout - an animated explanation
+ COMMENT + LESSON IDEA + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

Cartoon: Cameron's Eurosceptic Babies
"This cartoon by Dave Brown from The Independent combines two UK news stories:
the launch of the Give a Child a Home campaign, which calls on more members of the public to come forward as adopters and foster parents,
and David Cameron's ongoing battle with Eurosceptic Conservative MPs..."

+ COMMENTARY + LINKS + LANGUAGE
(englishblog.com)


The sooner... the better


Cartoon: Paddling His Own Canoe
"This cartoon by Dave Brown from The Independent is based on the painting Canoe in the Rapids
  by 19th century American landscape painter Winslow Homer..."
+ EXPLANATION + IDIOM + LINKS
(englishblog.com)



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DICTATIONS

dictationsonline.com - 5 levels
"Choose your English dictation ... You'll hear it read four times..." 

(dictationsonline.com)

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OCCUPY

The Occupy London Stock Exchange protest camp outside St Paul's Cathedral - 16 photos
(telegraph.co.uk)


Cartoon: St Paul's Protest

"This cartoon by Paul Thomas from The Express relates to the 'Occupy London' anti-capitalist protest that has closed St Paul’s Cathedral..."
+ COMMENTARY + LINKS

(englishblog.com)

 

Reuters Video: Occupy demos prepare for winter
+ TRANSCRIPT
(englishblog.com)

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POPULATION

7 Billion: How Did We Get So Big So Fast?
"Watch as global population explodes from 300 million to 7 billion."

(npr.org)


Population to Hit 7 Billion on Halloween (25th October, 2011)
- a lesson plan
(breakingnewsenglish.com)


Lots More Population Resources
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

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COMEBACKS

The 32 Wittiest Comebacks Of All Time
(buzzfeed.com)


Number 30

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GHOSTS

Royal ghosts and where to find them
(telegraph.co.uk)


"Arabella Stuart, a cousin of James I who fell out favour when she married without permission,
is also said to haunt the Tower of London..."

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HALLOWEEN

Halloween celebrations around the world - 18 photos
(telegraph.co.uk)


"A boy models his costume during the "Scaredy Cats and Dogs" Halloween fund-raising event
at a mall in Quezon City, Philippines."

Celebrity Halloween costumes 2011 - Photos
(fashion.telegraph.co.uk)


Reuters Video: Trick or treats as big business
"Despite signs of a pick-up, it is still a spooky time for the U.S. economy, but a trip to the scary suburban town of  Fairfield, Connecticut
shows Americans are ready to spend more for a ghostly Halloween time."
+ TRANSCRIPT

(englishblog.com)




Haunted History of Halloween (3:06)
"Halloween was originally called Samhain and marked the end of the harvest season for Celtic farmers."
(history.com)

 

 

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

Daylight Saving Time Explained

 

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IRAQ

Leaving Iraq - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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HALLOWEEN

HALLOWEEN by Dan Reynolds - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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BLACKPOOL

Blackpool illuminations in row over 'shoddy' lights - 01 November 2011
"For more than a century they have been the brightest, most popular attraction on Blackpool's seafront,
drawing millions of tourists to the coastal resort each year."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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SHIPWRECKS

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?"

(BBC)

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SNOWSTORM

Snow Cold - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

 

Snowstorm hits US East Coast killing at least nine - 31 October 2011
"An unseasonable snowstorm has hit the US East Coast, with some areas of Massachusetts seeing more than 27in (68cm) of snow."
+ VIDEO

(BBC)

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ROYAL LAW

Equality in U.K. Royal Law Change (30th October, 2011)
- a lesson plan
(newsenglishlessons.com)

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MANNERS

How to be a Mr Modern Manners
"Iain Hollingshead offers a guide to chivalry for the confused and fallible 21st-century male."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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ZOMBIES

California goes for zombie world record as thousands of corpses wake-up
"In Long Beach zombies converge with a ghoulish goal of setting a world record. Thousands of ghouls paraded around
with hopes of setting the Guinness World record for most zombies on the move at one time."

ARTICLE + VIDEO
(telegraph.co.uk)

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POPULATION

7 billion - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

 

7 billion others - with interviews and movies
(6billionothers.org)



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HALLOWEEN

The rise of the Halloween haunted house - 31 October 2011
"For millions of people, no Halloween would be complete without a visit to a haunted house, another element in a seasonal industry
that appears to be defying the recession. But what makes people pay good money to be scared out of their wits?"

(BBC)

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SCHOOL BUSES

10 Overly Cute Japanese School Buses That Go the Extra Smile
(inventorspot.com)

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BREAKFAST

50 of the World’s Best Breakfasts
(blog.hostelbookers.com)


A Turkish breakfast

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ALPHABET / ANIMALS

Alphabetimals
Listen to the animals and to the words.
(alphabetimals.com)
"All the letters of the alphabets are illustrated by the corresponding animal species."
(Neatorama)

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HALLOWEEN

Parade on Monday, October 31, 2011 - in New York - with photos
(halloween-nyc.com)

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SHOPPING

Online Checkout - In Real Life
"Shopping online is meant to be easy. Find out where your customers are "checking out" with Google Analytics."

(YouTube)

 

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THANKSGIVING

Dinner Songs For Thanksgiving
Example : A Thanksgiving Dinner by Maude Grant - a poem and a song
"Take a turkey, stuff it fat,
Some of this and some of that.
Get some turnips, peel them well.
Cook a big squash in its shell..."

(festivals.iloveindia.com)

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SHAKESPEARE / COMPOUND ADJECTIVES

Shakespeare Insult Kit
Combine one word from each of the three columns..., prefaced with "Thou".
(tastefullyoffensive.com)

Suggested by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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BREAKFAST

Vocabulary - Breakfast
"Learn / Revise the vocabulary related to breakfast with the following activities :
1) Learn the vocabulary,
2) Match the words with the pictures,
3) Match the pictures with the sounds,
4) Do a crossword !
5) Listen to a song !" - with Ernie et Cookie Monster

Créé par Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen)
(chagall-col.spip.ac-rouen.fr)

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HALLOWEEN

Exemple (simple) de sculpture de potiron pour décorer au moment d'Halloween.
Slideshow créé par Nathalie Jullien (Ac. Montpellier)
(portal.sliderocket.com)

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LOVE / WEATHER

Come rain or come shine worksheet
Sent by Hortense de La Roche St André

 

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JOBS

Interactive Book - Jobs
"Learn / revise the vocabulary related to jobs and the difference between the present simple and the present continuous (BE + V-ing)
with this interactive book!"

Created by Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen)

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BONFIRE NIGHT

Fichiers audios sur le thème de Bonfire Night - par Audio Lingua
(anglais.ac-versailles.fr)

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