BACK TO :
RESCOL

 

NOVEMBER 2009
NEW SITES

 

 

 

 

WRITTEN EXAM INSTRUCTIONS
- interactive exercises

"All the instructions used in written exams. Take notes !"
(franglish.fr)

(Lien permanent)

 

Your essential Christmas shopping list of Cruelty free companies 2009
- a flyer
(naturewatch.org)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Mickael Jackson and numbers.
"Emma, an American assistant in Decize (France),
is talking about Mickael Jackson's life.
What you have to do is listen and fill-in the blanks
with figures and numbers."

Created by Renée Maufroid

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)
(Lien permanent 3)

 

 

Famine by:Sinead O'Connor
"See Irish people were only allowed to eat potatoes
All of the other food
Meat fish vegetables
Were shipped out of the country under armed guard
To England while the Irish people starved"

(sing365.com)
- the VIDEO or KARAOKE
(YouTube)

(Lien permanent)

 

 


Council axes real Christmas tree
"A council has axed its traditional town centre fir Christmas tree
and put up a £14,000 fake one instead...
Shoppers told the BBC that the 33ft (10m) tree looked
more like a "huge traffic cone" or "a witch's hat"."

"Shoppers in Poole (in Dorset) give their views of the new Christmas tree."
(BBC)

Listen to the news.
(curseur => 7'16)
(BBC)

30 éléments de description des habitants
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

ESL : Listening : Downloadable MP3 Files
(iteslj.org)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

 

Thirsty camels lay siege to Australian Outback town
"Docker River, an Australian Outback town, is under siege from 6,000
wild camels which have laid waste to the area in search of water...
Residents in the Northern Territory settlement have been left cowering
in their homes after the animals trampled fences, smashed through
water mains and invaded the airstrip...
Over the next week, helicopters will be used to drive them about nine miles
into the desert before marksmen cull them from the air."

(telegraph.co.uk)

(Lien permanent)

 


Man Trapped in 23-year Coma Feels Reborn
"Rom Houben, 46, was badly injured in a car accident in 1983.
He was just 20 years old. The crash left him so paralysed
that doctors thought he was in a coma..."
- a lesson plan
WARM-UPS :

BEING REBORN /  LOST DECADES / PARALYSIS /
ABILITIES / SCREAM

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

24 Amazing Paintings on Feathers
(piculous.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

What's the date today?
Click on the buttons to hear the pronunciation.

(pagesperso-orange.fr/yvanbaptiste)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)
(Lien permanent 3)

 

 

Cyber-bullying
PowerPoint presentation
Click on ICT: General Resources
(primaryresources.co.uk)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

 

Imaginary Biography
Click on ENGLISH:
Text Level: Non-Fiction: Personal Texts 

Biographies & Autobiographies
(primaryresources.co.uk)

(Lien permanent)

 

Newspaper Report Guide
Click on ENGLISH:
Text Level: Non-Fiction:
Newspapers & Journalistic Writing
(primaryresources.co.uk)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

HIV and AIDS Quiz
(unicef.org)

(Lien permanent)

 

“How to write a non-sense story” game:
Write it... fold it... and Pass it round
"This game aims at writing non-sense stories.
Its principle is here applied to limericks writing."

(Ac. Martinique)

limerick
= "A light humorous, nonsensical, or bawdy verse of five anapestic lines
usually with the rhyme scheme aabba."
(answers.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

A Christmas Carol (Part 1)
This "animated version of Charles Dickens' timeless tale,
"A Christmas Carol" features an all animal cast..." 

(YouTube)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

 

Obama Turkey Pardon: Thanksgiving At The White House
- with the SCRIPT
(huffingtonpost.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Superstitions
"Emma, an American assistant in Decize (France),
is talking about superstitions in America.
Listen to her and do the activities."
Created by Renée Maufroid

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Warhawk Matt Scott in Nike 'No Excuses' Commercial

SCRIPT de la video :
"I'm too weak,
Too slow
too big
I ate too much for breakfast
I've got a headache
It's raining
My dog is sick
I can't right now
I'm not inspired
Makes me smell bad
I'm allergic to stuff
I'm fat, I'm thin
It's too hot
I'm not right
I've got shin splints* (this is when you run on hard surfaces too much
and your shins hurt from all the impact, it's very common)
A headache
I'm distracted
I'm exerting myself too much
I'd love to really, but I can't, I just can't
My favorite show was on
I've got a case of the Mondays, the Tuesdays, the Wednesdays
I don't wanna (want to) do this
I wanna (want to) do something else
After New Years
Next Week
Might make a mistake
I've got homework
I feel bloated
I've got gas
I've got a hot date
My coach hates me
My mom won't let me
I bruise easily
It's too dark
Too cold
My blister hurts
This is dangerous
Ugh
Sorry, I don't have a bike
I didn't get enough sleep
My tummy hurts
It's not in my genes
I don't wanna (want to) look all tired out
I need a better coach
I don't like getting tackled
I have a stomachache
I'm not the athletic type
I don't wanna (want to) get sweaty
I have better things to do
I don't want to slow you down
Do I have to do this?
As soon as I get a promotion
I think I'll sit this one out
And my feet hurt."

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)



 

Warhawk Matt Scott in Nike 'No Excuses' Commercial
"UW-Whitewater Wheelchair Basketball Player Matt Scott
appears in Nike 'No Excuses' Commercial."

(YouTube)




Wheelchair basketball player promotes sport in TV commercial
"In the one-minute advertisement, the Warhawk senior is shown in a
gymnasium with the camera focusing on just his upper body. He is dribbling
and shooting a basketball while voicing several excuses people come up
with for not working out. At the end of the clip, Scott says the words,
"And my feet hurt," and then leaves off as viewers see
that he is in a wheelchair." 

(media.www.royalpurplenews.com)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

You Say Potato, I Say Yam
(nytimes.com)
- an article recommended by Renée Maufroid

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

Coca-Cola 'Christmas Girl' TV Ad
(tellyads.com)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

Level Tests on-line
- interactive
(er.uqam.ca)

(Lien permanent)

 

Vocabulary Exercises for the Academic Word List
- interactive
"The AWL is a list of words which appear with high frequency
in English-language academic texts...
The list contains 570 word families and is divided into 10 sublists...
This site contains 171 gap-fill exercises to review and recycle the
general word families contained within the AWL.  " 

(academicvocabularyexercises.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

English Karaoke with English talk teacher
(YouTube)

(Lien permanent)

 

Thanksgiving Day - a webquest
"Surf the net and find the answers to these questions..."
Niveau 5ème
(lewebpedagogique.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

English Lesson Plan on Racial Discrimination Day
"March 21 is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
It commemorates a tragedy that happened in the town of Sharpeville
in South Africa on this day in 1960..."

- a text with activities
(eslholidaylessons.com)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

 

CLIMATE ISSUES

Teacherscop15.dk
"Denmark is hosting the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15)
december 2009. In relation to this event the Danish Ministry of Education
has launched Teacherscop15.dk. Teacherscop15.dk is the teachers' website
on climate issues.  " 

- with lesson plans
(teacherscop15.dk)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

The driverless taxi of the future
at Heathrow Airport.
"The driverless taxi, or personal rapid transit, drives itself around a network
of guideways using a combination of systems including laser sensors
and computer controls.
The electric vehicles look a bit like the futuristic transport pods
used in James Bond movies."

(BBC)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)
(Lien permanent 3)

 

 

The Who - Christmas
(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS
"Did you ever see the faces of the children
They get so excited.
Waking up on christmas morning
Hours before the winter suns ignited...
Peeping round the door
to see what parcels are for free
In curiosity."

(sing365.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Chocolate Makers in Cadbury Talks
- a lesson plan
WARM-UPS :

TAKEOVERS / HAPPY STAFF / How important is chocolate in your life? / GIANT
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Interactive Books

Personality + BE - HAVE (GOT) - CAN -  
Hobbies - Halloween - Thanksgiving -
Common Shops and Places in Town
Created by Laurence HAQUET (Ac. Rouen)


Visit her BLOG
(frenchfrogslittleenglishpond.blogspot.com)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2) (Lien permanent 3) (Lien permanent 4) (Lien permanent 5)
(Lien permanent 6) (Lien permanent 7) (Lien permanent 8) (Lien permanent 9)

 

TekMom's Technology Buzzwords for Students
- Computer dictionary
ex : backup = "An extra copy of a document, file or program."
+ explanation + sentence
(tekmom.com)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

SOUNDS

Les couleurs de l'orchestre
Listen to the instruments.
(capcanal.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

The Great Flu - an interactive game (advanced)
You are responsible for dealing with a virus break out.
Your goal is to isolate it and not let it spread around the world.
You have a large budget, many options
+ video reports and news articles

(thegreatflu.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

The Story of Thanksgiving
PowerPoint Presentation
sent by Corinne Degezelle

(Lien permanent)

 

 

HOPE and GLORY (1987) by John Boorman
Worksheet 1 - Worksheet 2 - Worksheet 3
sent by Francis HENNE
Niveau : 3ème europe

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Edheads Crash Scene Glossary
ex : Skid: "A mark left by tires on a road, typically from rapid deceleration.  Fresh skid marks have small pieces of the tire present."
(edheads.org)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

Rights of the Child Convention Marks 20 Years

A Generation Later, Still Struggling - a slideshow
"Multitudes of children across the globe are still suffering
from poverty, abuse and disease."

(online.wsj.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

US window cleaner survives eight-storey fall
- with a VIDEO
(BBC)

(Lien permanent)

 

YouTube introduces automatic captions for deaf viewers
(YouTube)

(Lien permanent)

 

Popcorn and soda equal to three quarter pounders, study finds
"A medium popcorn and soft drink at an American cinema is the caloric equivalent of three McDonald's quarter pounder hamburgers topped
with a dozen scoops of butter, according to a new study...
Popcorn served in US cinemas is dramatically different from the standard
sweet or salty sorts served in British cinemas. The American cinemas
surveyed used coconut oil to pop the corn, and then topped it with butter
or margarine, contributing significantly to calorie and fat count. "

(telegraph.co.uk)

(Lien permanent)

 

Oasis Of The Seas: world's biggest cruise ship unveiled
"The inside of the world's biggest cruise ship, Oasis Of The Seas,
has been shown to the public for the first time."
1,187ft long / can carry 6,296 passengers

(telegraph.co.uk)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Ban on gang membership will apply to 14-year-olds
"Children as young as 14 could be banned from wearing "gang colours"
or having violent dogs, under government plans."

"Powers to impose restrictions on gang members aged over 18 became law
last week but new proposals would see them extended to 14-17 year olds...
Civil injunctions which stop adult gang members from meeting each other, wearing certain colours, going to certain areas or owning aggressive dogs were brought in under the Policing and Crime Act, which became law last week."

(BBC)

(Lien permanent)

 

'Disney's A Christmas Carol' Stills
PHOTO GALLERIES
(movies.yahoo.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

Disney's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
"Listen and download the "behind-the-scenes" audio features. The clean
cuts contain celebrity sound bites followed by audio clips from the film."
Download MP3 files

(radiolinkshollywood.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

 

Jim Carrey's 'A Christmas Carol' - Trailer
" An animated retelling of Charles Dickens classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions."  
(YouTube)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Christmas Worksheets
(bogglesworldesl.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

EZTV
TV series to download

(eztv.it)
+ Subtitles for the most popular TV Shows and TV series.
(tvsubtitles.net)

(Lien permanent)

 

 


Prélever des extraits sur un DVD
pour en faciliter l'utilisation en classe

  • "pour simplifier l’accès aux passages que l’on souhaite utiliser,
  • pour pouvoir au besoin les manipuler (ajout de sous-titrage,
    travail sur la bande-son, montages)."

    (another-teacher.net)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

 

Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town  by Frank Sinatra
"He's making his list, checking it twice
gonna find out if youre naughty or nice"

(elyrics.net)
- the VIDEO
(YouTube)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

UN marks 20 years of Convention on Rights of the Child
"Ceremonies are taking place around the world to mark the 20th anniversary
of a landmark agreement protecting children.
The UN says the Convention on the Rights of the Child has
transformed the way children are treated.
But it says a billion children in the world still go without food, shelter
or healthcare and that millions are facing lives of poverty and abuse."

(BBC)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

List of charities - with links
(lonympics.co.uk)

(Lien permanent)

 

TOYS

GIANTmicrobes
  "are stuffed animals that look like tiny microbes — only a million times
actual size! They're humourous, educational, and fun!"

"Soft toy versions of bacteria and viruses like Swine Flu and Ebola."
(giantmicrobes.com)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

Christmas shopping
(cagle.com)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)
(Lien permanent 3)

 

The Story of SQUANTO
(weeklyreader.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Poisson rouge
Pictures + Vocabulary + Pronunciation

(poissonrouge.com)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

 

Social phobia
(anxietyuk.org.uk)

(Lien permanent)

 

SCHOOL PHOBIA
= "irrational fear of school or the school situation"

Is there such a thing as school phobia?
"A school is being asked to apologise to the family of a boy it prosecuted
for truancy. The boy was diagnosed as having "school phobia",
but what exactly is that?"

(BBC)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)
(Lien permanent 3)

 

EU and US: President roles compared
"European Council leaders are set to elect a president under the rules of the newly-adopted Lisbon Treaty. But how does the position compare to that of
other presidents, such as the President of the United States?"

(BBC)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Kate Moss criticised over 'skinny is best' motto
"Model Kate Moss has been criticised by campaigners after saying
she lives by a slogan which encourages people with anorexia not to eat."
"Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels."
"Eating disorder charity Beat described the comments
as "dangerous" and "very unhelpful" for sufferers."
(BBC)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

 

UK apology for migrant children
(BBC)

(Lien permanent)

 

 


Apology for the ‘Forgotten Australians’
- a lesson plan
WARM-UPS :
APOLOGIES / PERSONAL HISTORY / SORRY
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Britain, Australia apologizing for programs
that shipped kids to colonies

(dallasnews.com)


(Lien permanent)

 

 

ScreenBeans
"a fun way to illustrate almost any concept. 
Somehow, in one glance you just know what they are thinking!" 

(bitbetter.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

The Traditional Wedding 
"Rachel was recently in a large, traditional wedding.
She talks a little about it."

Audio Slide Show / Audio Slide Quiz / Downloadable MP3
(elllo.org)

 

Bible Navigator - Presentation
Available for XBOX 360 and Windows PCs
(bhpublishinggroup.com)

(Lien permanent)

 


LIE TO ME "FACES" PROMO

Commercial
SCRIPT :
There are 6 and a half billion people in the world, but we all look the
same when we lie : dilated pupils, oblique eyebrows, an upturned lip,
the smallest lie on your face, the slightest body movement, it all tells
a story. It may be human nature to lie but the truth is written all over
your face.
(YouTube)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Writing a biography
Download :
model paper / idea organizer / checklist

(timeforkids.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

The Big Ask: Campaign for a strong climate law
"On 10th August, more than 6,000 people took part in the recording of
The Big Ask-video clip at Ostende on the Belgian coast. This was the
largest event against climate change ever organised in Belgium. The film
clip was made possible due to the engagement of volunteers from Friends
of the Earth, and many film industry professionals including award winning director Nic Balthazar, film crews, production houses, actors, ...
Music has been supplied by Hooverphonic..."
(thebigask.be)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Multimedia Art Glossary
(hbschool.com)
"provides audio support for the text in addition to visual images"
5 grades
Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo

(Lien permanent)

 

My English - Printable Worksheets
Flashcards - Picture Dictionary -
Grammar - Vocabulary - Puzzles - Games...

(vanda51.blogspot.com)



(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

Giving Advice Game
should / ought to / you'd better / can
(esltower.com)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)
(Lien permanent 3)

 

Aviation.
"Take a look at the article, poem, cartoon, word games,
trivia, history and links."

(British Council)

(Lien permanent)

 

Rock 'n' roll.
"Take a look at the article, word game, cartoon, stories, trivia and links."

(British Council)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

21 November is World Television Day. 
Practise your English while you learn about television
.
"Have a look at the articles, story, word game, cartoon, trivia and links."

(British Council)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)
(Lien permanent 3)

 

03 December is International Day of Disabled Persons.
Practise your English while you learn about disability.
"Take a look at the article, poem, word games, cartoon,
poll, trivia and links."

(British Council)

(Lien permanent)

 




He is such a magnificent specimen...
Card sent by Renée Maufroid



(Lien permanent)

 

 

IDD 5ème : KING ARTHUR
(Nathalie Jullien - Ac. Montpellier)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

 

Let's celebrate Thanksgiving.

"Stephanie, our American assistant, is telling you about Thanksgiving
in her country, listen to her and do the activities."
Created by Renée Maufroid
(Ac. Lille)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

What do you like ?
Une fiche pour parler de ce que l'on aime ou pas.

(ddata.over-blog.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Great news!
(pauljorion.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

HUMOUR

Jesus and Satan were having an ongoing argument
about who was better at using the computer... 

(baywideweb.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Schoolgirls - French and Saunders
"This is a French & Saunders skit where they are acting as schoolgirls. ...
you just don't demand respect miss, you earn it..."

- with subtitles
(subply.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Creep sung by Radiohead - a worksheet
sent by Denis ACecile (Ac. Créteil)
+ the LYRICS


Watch the VIDEO
(YouTube)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

 

Basic gardening tools
Activité de CO avec support vidéo
(another-teacher.net)

(Lien permanent)

 

RedBull - activities to print
+ Presentation
(another-teacher.net)

(Lien permanent)

 

Royal Family of Elizabeth II
You can mouse over images and click for information.
(britroyals.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

List of colors with pictures
(Wikipedia)

(Lien permanent)

 

The Gingerbread Man Song
Listen and download a short clip.
- the LYRICS
(storytimesongs.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

The Gingerbread Man: John Krasinski reads this fairytale
- animated
- with subtitles
(YouTube)

Gingerbread Man - read and sung
(YouTube)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

The Gingerbread Boy (or The Gingerbread Man)
" is the anthropomorphic protagonist in a fairy tale about a cookie's escape
from various pursuers and his eventual demise between the jaws of a fox."
- with the text

(Wikipedia)

The Gingerbread Man
- animated
(YouTube)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)
(Lien permanent 3)

 

Driving a car using your phone
"Researchers in Germany have developed software
that allows you to drive a car - with a mobile phone.
It is part of project aimed at creating a fully automated vehicle.
The BBC's Berlin correspondent Steve Rosenberg tried it out."

(BBC)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)
(Lien permanent 3)

 

Private 'police' provoke concern
"The growing number of private security companies policing UK streets is a worrying development, senior police figures say."
In Darlington, "residents there pay between £2 and £4 a week to have their homes included in regular patrols and to receive an instant response
if they need help."

The vice chairman of the Police Federation said :
"I understand the public's fear of crime but actually it's the police who patrol public space and we should be very wary about giving those powers to private security companies."

(BBC)


"Security guards in Darlington say
they are filling a vacuum left by the police."

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Every Thanksgiving, I give thanks that I'm not a turkey!
(cagle.com)

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING... by all the top cartoonists! 
(cagle.com)

(Lien permanent)


 

Online Gaming Vocabulary - interactive quiz
"The world of gaming online has really changed the way people play computer games. But it's come with a whole new kind of vocabulary. This quiz tests your knowledge of that vocabulary. Look at the terms and then enter or choose the correct definition."

(quia.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

A guide to a gamer’s vocabulary
ex : "Noob: Traditionally, someone new to gaming"
(whitworthian.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

Talk Like a Gamer
ex : "To bunny hop is to leap rapidly about the game world
to make yourself a more difficult target."

(costik.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

Rockwell Rolls Over In His Grave:
"Freedom From Want" Parodies
(tonermishap.blogspot.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

Thanksgiving with the Simpsons
- a parody of Norman Rockwell's
painting

(tonermishap.blogspot.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

Mr Bean at the restaurant
A video sequence
- with activities to print
(sir.free.fr)
Watch the VIDEO (YouTube)

(Lien permanent)

 

Branded barcodes cheer Japanese shoppers
"A pioneering Japanese design firm is making a name for itself
by creating unique barcodes to enliven packaging."

(telegraph.co.uk)

(Lien permanent)

 

Man arrested with 1000 spiders in luggage
"A BRITISH man faces a jail sentence after he was arrested in
Rio de Janeiro airport with 1000 live spiders in his luggage...
He faces imprisonment of up to a year and a fine of up to $US2.3 million
($2.47 million) for trying to fly out with the arachnids in his bags."

(Lien permanent)

 

U.N. Creates Nelson Mandela Day
- a lesson plan
"July 18th, Mandela’s birthday, is now officially Nelson Mandela International Day. The UN said it decided to create this occasion to say thank you to a
“great man”. The day celebrates Mandela’s “promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world”. It also recognises Mandela’s contributions towards improving race relations and human rights."
WARM-UPS :

NELSON MANDELA / GREAT PEOPLE / THE GREATEST /
SPECIAL DAYS / PEACE

(breakingnewsenglish.com)



(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)
(Lien permanent 3) (Lien permanent 4)

 

 

Crime rings boost ivory smuggling
"The last year has seen a major increase in the illegal ivory trade,
with more involvement from organised crime...
Researchers believe most of it is poached in West and Central Africa,
while China is the main destination...
Reports indicate that prices of $1,000 per kilo can now be commanded...
Etis (the Elephant Trade Information System)contains a 20-year record
of 14,364 elephant product seizure records from 85 states. "
(BBC)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Peru: 1.5 lbs. of nails pulled from man's stomach
Doctors "removed 1.5 pounds of metal from (his) stomach,
including nails, coins, and rusted copper wire and scrap metal."

(google.com/hostednews)


(Lien permanent)

 

Caution
(qedata.se)

(Lien permanent)

 

How to use 'unless' and 'otherwise'
- unless = if not
I'll see you at the gym this evening, if you're not too tired. OR:
I'll see you at the gym this evening, unless you're too tired.
- otherwise = apart from this / if not
The sea was very rough and we couldn't swim all week,
but otherwise / apart from this we enjoyed ourselve
s.
It also has the meaning of if not, in the sense of
if this does not happen
, or if this were not the case,
when it is used as a linking device...
(BBC)

(Lien permanent)

 


Sniper executed with lethal precision
Greenville Correctional Center, Virginia
"The condemned man is injected first with thiopental sodium, which induces
a state of unconsciousness. The second chemical, pancuronium bromide,
stops the breathing. And the third - potassium chloride - stops the heart...
Punctually, at 2100 (0200 GMT), he was led into what is called the "death chamber". Six state witnesses and three representatives of the media
were in an adjacent room watching the execution.
Relatives of the victims were in another room, this one darkened,
"to protect their privacy."...
"He was strapped to the gurney, first by his legs, then his arms and chest...
For three weeks (in 2002), Muhammad spread fear and terror around
the DC area, targeting random residents with his then teenage accomplice...
The two had even adapted their car, cutting a hole
in its bodywork to fit their rifle."  
Read the sniper's profile.
(BBC)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Greenville Correctional Center 
"is a prison facility located in Jarratt, Virginia...
98 executions by electrocution or lethal injection 
have occurred in the L Building."

(Wikipedia)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

 

 

Jeu des verbes irréguliers
18 séries à mémoriser
(kiddiescool.free.fr)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Past participle - a game - interactive
(oup.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

EDUBLOGS
(edublogs.org)
Blogging for teachers and students, made easy

  • Effortlessly create and manage students blogs
  • Packed with useful features and customizable themes
  • Ready made for podcasting, videos, photos and more
  • Step by step support with our helpful video tutorials

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

Les liens des webquests :

Earth Problems

Endangered Species

From Earth Day to Environment Day

ont été vérifiés le 10/11/2009

 

A shared culture
"In the video, some of the leading thinkers behind Creative Commons
describe how the organization is helping “save the world from failed sharing” through free tools that enable creators to easily make their work available
to the public for legal sharing and remix."
- with dozens of photos
(creativecommons.org)

(Lien permanent)

 

Meet the Remembrance poppy makers
"Millions of people wear Remembrance poppies in November,
but for a few making the flowers is a year-round job."

(BBC)

(Lien permanent)

 

New York - QuickFacts
(quickfacts.census.gov)

(Lien permanent)

 

Ellis Island - VIDEOS
Former Gateway to America Now Historical Site, Tourist Attraction

"More than a hundred years ago, the U.S. government set up a station on
Ellis Island in New York Harbor to process new arrivals. 
Paige Kollock reports for VOA on how the New York landmark
is keeping history alive."

(voanews.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Jack the Ripper Video Tour - Part 1
"Explore the scenes of Jack the Ripper's crimes
and aspects of Victorian London's East End." 

(YouTube)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

WEIRD NEWS

How about that?
"From the unusual to the funny and the downright bizarre,
we bring you a sample of weird news from around the world,
along with cartoons, blogs and games..." 

(telegraph.co.uk)

Most curious
(top right) with 4 links per day to the weirdest articles.

(timesonline.co.uk)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Social gaming 
"commonly refers to playing games as a way of social interaction, as
opposed to playing games in solitude, like some card games (solitaire)
and the single-player mode of many video games.
It may refer to:

  • Board games
  • Multiplayer
    • MMO (as well as MMORPG and MMORTS)
    • LAN party
  • Live action role-playing games
  • Miniature wargaming
  • Role-playing games
  • Alternate Reality Games

(Wikipedia)

(Lien permanent)

 


Modern Warfare sales are soaring
"Thousands of people queued outside games stores worldwide
for the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2...
It is the sixth instalment in the Call of Duty series and gives players the
chance to be a member of a military strike force that takes
on a Russian ultra-nationalist terrorist group.
t sees the combat team travelling to Russia, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan,
Brazil and into orbit, in an attempt to thwart the terrorists."

+ a VIDEO
(BBC)

(Lien permanent)

 

NewYorker - Dress for the moment "Look for love" 2009 - TV-Spot
(YouTube)

(Lien permanent)

 

Tiger Beer Ad
with SUPERHEROES
(YouTube)

(Lien permanent)

 

Reading - with exercises
5 levels
(web2.uvcs.uvic.ca)

(Lien permanent)

 

A Special Christmas Present - a story for upper beginners
Level 200

- Reading comprehension
- Recreating the story
- Gap-fill exercise

(web2.uvcs.uvic.ca)

(Lien permanent)

 

All mine sung by Portishead
"Angel stars shall decline...
You shan't escape...
So don't resist, we shall exist"
(popnews.com)
+ the VIDEO
(YouTube)

(Lien permanent)

 

Earth Song, sung by Michael Jackson
- a worksheet sent by Armelle MEYER
(Ac. Bordeaux)
Niveau 3ème

Watch the VIDEO
(YouTube)

The lyrics
"What have we done to the world
Look what we've done
What about all the peace...
I used to dream..."

(lyrics007.com)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

TNI - TBI
Le Tableau Blanc Interactif (TBI)
ou
Tableau Numérique interactif (TNI)

Articles :
- Accord Cadre Interwrite
- Avantages et inconvénients du TNI en classe de langue
- Ressources sur le web
- Suggestions d’utilisation
- Un TBI sans TBI

(Ac. Aix-Marseille)

(Lien permanent)

 

Futuristic gadgets out of Japan
- "a phone that transfers data through people's bodies,
a music player controlled by eye movement
and a flexible organic light-emitting diode screen (OLED)."

(BBC)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Reality check
(BBC)

How can drug-taking be stopped, asks Clive James.
"Even if you accept the idea that the war on drugs cannot be won and that legalisation could be the answer, persuading people that real life is
better than narcotics is not an easy job."


"Coleridge was an enthusiastic quaffer of laudanum."

(Lien permanent)

 

La proposition infinitive avec 'want' :
- un diaporama
- et la fiche correspondante

envoyés par Céline Kautz
(Ac. Nancy-Metz)

(Lien permanent)

 

G-20 major economies
"The Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors
— known as the G-20 — is a group of finance ministers and central bank governors from 20 economies: 19 countries, plus the European Union (EU)."

(Wikipedia)

(Lien permanent)


G20 ministers meet in St Andrews
"The world's most powerful finance ministers are gathering in St Andrews
for a summit aimed at pulling the world's economy out of recession...
Co-ordinating fiscal policy will be on the agenda, as well as
how to police global financial and banking systems...
The two-day G20 event... will be attended by ... the US Treasury Secretary,
as well as the finance ministers of Europe's largest economies
and those of China, Japan, India, and Russia. "

+ The cost of the financial meltdown: Deficits and spending - with a map
+ a VIDEO on the aims of the G20 summit
(BBC)

(Lien permanent)

 

Support group for internet addicts
(thepurplejournal.files.wordpress.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

Social Isolation and New Technology
"This Pew Internet Personal Networks and Community survey finds that Americans are not as isolated as has been previously reported. People’s use
of the mobile phone and the internet is associated with larger and more
diverse discussion networks. And, when we examine people’s full personal network – their strong and weak ties – internet use in general and use of
social networking services such as Facebook in particular are
associated with more diverse social networks."

(pewinternet.org)

(Lien permanent)

 


Bullying - a mind map
(dev.camsp.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Anti-bullying
(YouTube)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Presidential Pardon
The turkey that lives to see another day
"Each year since 1947, the National Turkey Federation and the Poultry
and Egg National Board
have given a turkey to the President of
the United States at a White House ceremony."
(infoplease.com)

National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation
(Wikipedia)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

American History Timeline : 1780-2010
with parallel developments in politics, presidents, popular,
Native American, planetary, technology, ...

(animatedatlas.com)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

 

* Important Events*
American Indian History
(Especially in Dakota Territory) - simple
(bluecloud.org)

 

Native American Timeline of Events
with links
- advanced
(legendsofamerica.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

YODELICE, Sunday with a flu
- a worksheet
Niveau 6ème
(Armelle MEYER - Ac. Bordeaux)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

PAPER CRAFT EXHIBITION
par la classe d’anglais (L2) de troisième année
"Nous, les élèves de la classe d’anglais (L2) de troisième année, avons réalisé des maquettes pour les Portes Ouvertes de l’école
avec l’aide de Madame Renard.
Chaque élève a fabriqué au minimum deux maquettes portant sur des thèmes
tels que les bâtiments célèbres, Noël, Halloween,
les sciences, l’histoire, les animaux etc.
Après avoir monté nos maquettes, nous avons travaillé sur nos textes qui résumaient celles-ci en anglais et en français. Cette expérience fut
gratifiante et nous a appris la précision, la minutie et la patience..."

(Marie-Claire Renard - Belgique)

(Lien permanent)

 

PROJET ARCIMBOLDO
(Marie-Claire Renard - Belgique)

Pendant l’année 2008-2009, 5 classes ont travaillé de concert sur le « projet langues » présenté à la journée Portes Ouvertes : les 1e Dif, les 1e R Ndls L 1, les 2 classes de 2e R Ndls L1 et les 3e R anglais L2.

L’instigateur du projet : ARCIMBOLDO, peintre de la Renaissance italienne, principalement renommé pour ses figures maniéristes composées de fleurs,
fruits, coquillages etc.

Le but final du travail : la réalisation d’un mini-dictionnaire illustré reprenant
tout un vocabulaire de base destiné à des débutants ...

(Lien permanent)



PROJET "Elephant Man"
3e R ANGLAIS LANGUE 2
"Après avoir visionné le superbe film de David Lynch consacré au personnage, les élèves purent choisir, parmi 9 thèmes se rapportant au sujet, celui qui leur plaisait le plus (Ex. : sa biographie, sa maladie, le film de Lynch …)..."
 
+ Livret PDF
(Marie-Claire Renard - Belgique)

(Lien permanent)


 

"The Witches" by Roald Dahl - Activity Booklet
Click on ENGLISH / Other Resources / Book Ideas & Activities
(Primary Resources)

(Lien permanent)

Poetry terms definitions
Click on ENGLISH / Text Level: Fiction / Poetry / General ideas
(Primary Resources)

 

A graphic organizer about poetry
with quotes to illustrate the literary terms.   

(sites.google.com)

 

(Lien permanent)

 

2009 Annual report: the state of the drugs problem in Europe
(emcdda.europa.eu)

Table of contents :

  • Policies and laws
  • Responding to drug problems in Europe — an overview
  • Cannabis
  • Amphetamines, ecstasy and LSD
  • Cocaine and crack cocaine
  • Opioid use and drug injection
  • Drug-related infectious diseases and drug-related deaths
  • New drugs and emerging trends


(Lien permanent)

 

 

Blue Light to Stop Tokyo Train Suicides
- a lesson plan
"Train companies in Tokyo are taking action to reduce the number of people jumping in front of trains. They are fitting blue lights on station platforms
to try and create a more calming atmosphere."

WARM-UPS :
Suicide / Colour / Feelings
/ Soothing effect / Blue
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

 

Remember, Remember the 5th of November
"Remember, Remember the 5th of November
The Gun powder, Teason and Plot
I know of no reason why the gun powder treason should ever be forgot."

(YouTube)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Mrs. Inman's Thanksgiving Web Quest
"You will be researching facts on how Thanksgiving began and
the important role it played in shaping our country..."
(teacherweb.com)

(Lien permanent)

 


L'histoire en musique
La question noire / Pacifisme, chansons contre la guerre du Vietnam. /
Une jeunesse avide changements. Contestation étudiante dans les 1960's. /
Les laissés pour compte du rêve américain. / etc...
(lhistgeobox.blogspot.com)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

                                  

Les comparatifs - animation
(langues.u-bordeaux4.fr)

(Lien permanent)


VIETNAM WAR

Goodnight Saigon sung by Billy Joel
"we had no homefront
we had no soft soap
they sent us playboy
they gave us bob hope
we dug in deep
and shot on sight
and prayed to Jesus Christ with all of our might."

(lyrics007.com)
- the VIDEO
(YouTube)

(Lien permanent)

 


OPPOSITES

Creep sung by Radiohead
"Couldn't look you in the eye
You're just like an angel...
I wish I was special...
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul...
But I'm a creep"

(lyrics007.com)
- the VIDEO
(YouTube)

(Lien permanent)

 


Brazil man appears at own funeral
"A 59-year-old Brazilian man has surprised his family by turning up
at his own funeral, local media report."

(BBC)

(Lien permanent)

 


NATIONAL IDENTITY

Peers examine Britishness
"Peers have debated the nature of Britishness, and the issues of balancing
multi-culturalism and integration while maintaining a national identity."

(BBC)

(Lien permanent)



NATIONAL IDENTITY

French debate national identity
"France has launched a major debate on what it means to be French,
as the country becomes increasingly multi-cultural."

(BBC)

(Lien permanent)

 

VETERANS' DAY

I have a delivery
(cagle.com)

Veterans' Day
(cagle.com)

(Lien permanent)

 


THE CLIMATE CRISIS

 

Al Gore: Our Choice - The Audiobook
(YouTube)

Al Gore on his audiobook, Our Choice
(YouTube)

Al Gore's Vision of the Future: 'Our Choice'
The former vice president discusses his new book on the climate crisis.

(YouTube)

(Lien permanent)

 

PROTEST SONGS

Greatest Eighties Protest Songs
(inthe80s.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

I CAN

Flobots - Handlebars
(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS :
"I'm all curled up with a book to read
I can make money open up a thrift store
I can make a living off a magazine"

(lyrics007.com)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

PROTEST SONG

Protest Song by Hugh Laurie :
"Well, the winds of war are blowin', and the tide is comin' in...
Everybody's dyin'..."

(lyrics007.com)
- the VIDEO (YouTube)

(Lien permanent)

 

PROTEST SONG

What's Going On by Marvin Gaye :
"There's far too many of you dying...
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate"
(stlyrics.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

DAILY ROUTINES

Mr. Bean - Goodnight Mr.Bean
(YouTube)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

DAILY ROUTINES

Daily routine : video Basic 1 students
Watch the video and revise the verbs.
Mime activity.

(culturabasic1.blogspot.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

A new page :

Ray Bradbury

The author - 'The Pedestrian'

(Lien permanent)

 

 

'The Pedestrian'
It "is a short story by author Ray Bradbury.
This story was originally published in 1951...
In this story we encounter Leonard Mead, a citizen of a television-centered
world in A.D. 2053. In the city, roads have fallen into decay and people only
leave their homes during the day, staying home at night to watch TV. It is revealed that Mead enjoys walking through the city during the night,
something which no one else does. On one of his usual walks he encounters
a robotic police car... "

(Wikipedia)

The Pedestrian By Ray Bradbury - The text
(englischlehrer.de)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

"The Pedestrian"
Vocabulary, literary terms, and comprehension questions.

(argo217.k12.il.us)

"The Pedestrian"
"In this activity students are asked to read several definitions of
"science fiction" and choose the one that best relates to this story.
They write to defend their choice."

(emcp.com)

(Lien permanent)

 


'The Pedestrian' by Ray Bradbury (animated)
(YouTube)

(Lien permanent)

 

CENSORSHIP

WWF 911 commercial
Controversial commercial comparing 9/11 with the 2005 tsunami
(dailymotion.com)

(Lien permanent)


DOWNLOADING MUSIC

What is the future of music online?
"For years, the music industry has, in the words of Bonnie Tyler,
been holding out for a hero.
For the industry, this hero must come up with an idea that is great enough to tempt fans away from illegal file-sharing sites, while simultaneously making money for artists, songwriters and record labels."

(BBC)

(Lien permanent)

 

THREATENED SPECIES

Species' extinction threat grows
"More than a third of species assessed in a major international biodiversity
study are threatened with extinction, scientists have warned.

Out of the 47,677 species in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species,
17,291 were deemed to be at serious risk.
These included 21% of mammals, 30% of amphibians,
70% of plants and 35% of invertebrates."
(BBC)



Some of the world's most threatened species
(BBC)

(Lien permanent)


McDonald's Pulls Out of Iceland
- a lesson plan
"McDonald’s restaurants in Iceland sold their last hamburgers on
Saturday night as the fast food giant pulled out of the country.
WARM-UPS :

MCDONALD’S / CHAINS / BANNED / FAST FOOD / BURGER
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

McDonald's pulls out of Iceland
"McDonald's is to close its business in Iceland because the country's
financial crisis has made it too expensive to operate its franchise.
"
(BBC)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

Be a Consumer Hero - A webquest
(sympatico.ca/dalia)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

DEBATE

A Personal Preference: Burial or Cremation
(createdebate.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

 

PILOTS MISS AIRPORT

Tap...Tap...
(cagle.com)

(Lien permanent)

 


'Distracted' pilots miss airport
"The US National Transportation Safety Board has said it is investigating
a flight that overshot its destination by 240km when pilots reportedly
got into a "heated discussion" on airline policy."

(news24.com)

(Lien permanent)

 


365 ESL Short Stories
A Free Site for Intermediate ESL Learners

- with activities
(eslfast.com)

(Lien permanent)



100 free short English stories for ESL learners
with listening, grammar, comprehension, dictation exercises,
and crossword puzzles

(rong-chang.com)

(Lien permanent)

 

Super Easy Reading
for ESL Beginners
Text + AUDIO
+ Interactive exercises
(rong-chang.com)

(Lien permanent 1) (Lien permanent 2)

 

Stereotypes
A Sterotype is "a very firm and simple idea about what
a particular type of person or thing is like".

12 pages of activities
created by Renée Maufroid.

(Lien permanent)