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OCTOBER 2008
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A new page :

LOBBYING in the USA

VOCABULARY - FACTS -
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES
- LESSON PLANS
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CARTOONS

 


 

The Breaking News Map
(fo.reca.st)
"automatically moves through a map of the world to…breaking news spots
and gives you a short summary of the story and a link where you can get more.  You can set the speed of the movement to your preference,
and you can also pick the subjects the stories will cover.
"
(Larry Ferlazzo)

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Cartoon Heroes sung by Aqua :
"We are what we're supposed to be
Illusions of your fantasy
All dots and lines that speak and say
What we do is what you wish to do..."

(lyrics007.com)
- the VIDEO
(YouTube)

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How to get the most Halloween candy
(howcast.com)

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How to become president
(YouTube)

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The Phrontistery
"Here, you will find the International House of Logorrhea
(an online dictionary of obscure and rare words),
the Compendium of Lost Words (a compilation of ultra-rare forgotten words),
and many other glossaries, word lists, essays,
and other language and etymology resources."

(phrontistery.info)

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Unusual animals - with definitions
(phrontistery.info)

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Killers and Killing - with definitions
"All of these words end in 'cide', from Latin caedere, to kill.
However, some of them refer exclusively to the act of killing a specific thing
(e.g. herbicide) while others can refer alternately to the act itself or
to the person performing the act (e.g. homicide)."

(phrontistery.info)

Fighting and Combat - with definitions
"These words, all very obscure, refer to fighting, combat or conflict,
whether actual or metaphorical, using the suffix "machy"
(from the Greek mache, a fight)."

(phrontistery.info)

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Adjectives of relation
ex : aestival = of, like or pertaining to summer
avian = of, like or pertaining to birds

(phrontistery.info)

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Fabric and Cloth - Definitions
"269 names of kinds of fabric and cloth.
There is an enormous variety in fabrics, with many different national,
historical and regional varieties. It is interesting to note, however, that
almost all of the types of fabric listed below are variants or blends of just
five basic fabric types (silk, cotton, linen, wool and worsted).
Many of the terms are foreign in origin..."

(phrontistery.info)

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Describing clothing
Adjectives (other than common descriptive words)
:
Aesthetic / Jaunty / Puffy / Diaphanous ...
(writing.com)

Clothes with cliparts
+ Games + Tests
(learnenglish.de)

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Open Road TV
Travel Videos for California and the American West

(openroad.tv)

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Columbus Day
- slideshow

about the life of Columbus



- with activities :

Columbus Day Grammar - Past tense
Columbus Day Slideshow Comprehension
Columbus Day Crossword
Columbus Day Word Search

+ Christopher Columbus Memorials - slideshow
honoring Columbus through the years

(eslhome.net)

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Negative 2008 - an animation
America used to be a better place...
by Mark Fiore

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Playful portrait - animated Flash ecard
by Jacquie Lawson

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Weather vocabulary
+ script + interactive quiz
(BBC)

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Technology - interactive crossword
(BBC)

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If I were a boy - sung by Beyonce
+ LYRICS :
"If I were a boy
Even just for a day
I'd roll outta bed in the morning
And throw on what I wanted then go
Drink beer with the guys
And chase after girls..."

(musicloversgroup.com)

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USA - Map test - interactive
Drag the State Names onto the map

(pibmug.com)

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Les Prix Nobel de la Paix les plus célèbres - Diaporama
(20minutes.fr)

"According to Nobel's will, the Peace Prize should be awarded
"to the person who shall have done the most or the best work
for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of
standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses."

(Wikipedia)

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Parler de soi - Talking about oneself - Activité n° 3.
Plusieurs activités proposées à partir d'un
enregistrement d'une écossaise qui se présente.
L'enregistrement fait 54 secondes - accent écossais.
Niveau A2 - exploitation possible de la différence entre le prétérit /
present perfect / futur / présent simple.
Activités proposées : QCM (en français et en anglais) et texte à trous.
(soundguideweb.com)
Enregistrement + Script

(openenglishweb.org)

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Columbus Day Lesson
"Columbus Day is on October 12, but it is sometimes celebrated on the second Monday in October. It is not a national holiday, so schools, banks, post offices, and government offices are open. Columbus Day celebrates the 1492 landing
of Christopher Columbus on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas...
This short lesson reviews basic facts about Columbus
for K-12 and ESL students. (3 pages)"

+ Worksheets (interactive / to print)
(elcivics.com)

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Spa-treatment retreat after Fed bailout
(cagle.com)

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Learn the 50 States
(teachertube.com)

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Trick or Treat ? - Do it safely
(west-midlands.police.uk)

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La bourse pour les nuls - en français
(dailymotion.com)

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Celebs urge Americans to vote
"Snoopy and Peanuts, Paris Hilton and Kristen Bell are urging
US electors to vote in the presidential poll."

(BBC)

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Google software to stop drunken e-mails
- a lesson plan
(Breaking News English)

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What is your carbon footprint ?
(i118.photobucket.com)



Carbon footprint
= "A representation of the effect human activities have on the climate
in terms of the total amount of greenhouse gases produced
(measured in units of carbon dioxide)."

(esd.rgs.org)

Carbon footprint
= "The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) each person produces or uses."

(environmental-population.com)

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Carbon footprint - a lesson plan
Task : calculate your carbon footprint
and see what you can do to change it.

(Annie Gwynn - Nevers)



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'5 Friends Video' - a worksheet
+ Fiche du professeur
(Florinda Fernandes - Calvados)
See the ad : Please don't vote

Stars' Identification
(teachers.domainepublic.net)

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DiCaprio debuts voting PSA
"The Titanic star invited a host of celebrity pals to his Hollywood home,
where the PSA was shot, to speak their mind about the importance of voting...
The ad has already achieved it's initial goal - DiCaprio explains,
"In the first hour (of posting it online) we got 10,000 more people
registered to vote."

(abcactionnews.com)
See the ad : Please don't vote

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Bailout
- a cartoon

(blackcommentator.com)



bailout
= "financial assistance given to an insured bank or savings institution suffering
a loss of earnings resulting from loan losses, deteriorating market conditions..."

(allbusiness.com)

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The Simpsons - The Regina Monologues
- a worksheet with questions in French
(Niveau : 6ème / 4ème LV2)
sent by Kimberly Oger (Ac. Versailles)
to go with The Simpsons 1504 The Regina Monologues

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AIG after bailout scandal, executives party in California
at the posh St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort
(See the YouTube VIDEO for a look at the hotel )

(nowpublic.com)

AIG spent US$440,000 on spa, resort after bailout
"Average Americans are suffering economically... outrageous...
They were getting their manicures, their facials, pedicures, massages
while the American people were footing the bill."

(financialpost.com)

American International Group (AIG)
"is a major American insurance corporation based
at the American International Building in New York City...
On September 16, 2008, AIG suffered a liquidity crisis following the
downgrade of its credit rating. The United States Federal Reserve loaned
money to AIG at AIG's request, to prevent the company's collapse, in order
for AIG to meet its obligations to post additional collateral to trading partners. The Federal Reserve announced the creation of a credit facility of
up to US$85 billion in exchange for warrants..."

(Wikipedia)

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Are you a fast food junkie ?
- interactive quiz

(BBC)

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US and UK Universities 'dominant'
"Universities in the USA and the UK continue to dominate an annual table ranking the world's top higher education institutions...
Harvard and Yale are in first and second places,
with Cambridge and Oxford in third and fourth."

(BBC News)

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Halloween - Séquences pédagogiques
- avec fichiers son
Séance 1 - Séance 2 - Séance 3 - Séance 4 - Séance 5
(primlangues.education.fr)

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Knock Knock Trick or Treat
Lyrics and Actions + Video1 + Video 2

(supersimplesongs.com)

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Background :

Columbus taking possession of the New World
"In the painting, Columbus kneels on a rocky coast,
with a flag in his left hand and a sword in his right.
He is surrounded by European men, some of them bearing flags.
In the background, three ships are in the water."

(learnnc.org)

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