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The Martyrdom of Thomas Becket
(thearnott.com)

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Industrial pioneers
(norvic-philatelics.co.uk)

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SITE / BLOG

Créer un site ou un blog quand on est prof de langue
(Stéphane Busuttil - another-teacher.net)

SOMMAIRE :



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De nouveaux exercices pour "GOOD NEWS 5ème"
Créés par Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

1. Travelling
2. Living in America
3. Teenagers at work

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PRESENT BE + ing

What are the cats doing ?
"Look at the little video than play the game.
Be careful with the verbs!"

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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The 13 Scariest Haunted Houses in America
"One of the more popular activities on Halloween, aside from trick-or-treating and
drinking, is visiting haunted houses to get your adrenaline pumping and making sure
that you’ll stay awake and eat all your candy to calm your nerves..."  

(wildammo.com)


Bates Motel
- "a huge Victorian mansion filled with computer controlled animatronics, digital sound , lighting and fog, detailed rooms, custom soundtracks, and a host of professional actors."

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SUFFRAGETTES

The War on Suffrage 
(mentalfloss.com)
"The suffrage movement, both in America and England, involved angry debates
about the ideals of womanhood, the power and purpose of government,
and how much beer everyone should be drinking..."

'Ten Little Suffergets'
Suffrage Isn’t Sexy
I Am Woman Voter, Hear Me Roar!
Babes and Booze
Women of the World, Don’t Unite
The Singing Defense


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MARS

One-Way Ticket to Mars Mission
(23rd October, 2010)
- a lesson plan

(breakingnewsenglish.com)


NASA Mars mission a one-way trip
- with a VIDEO
(news.com.au)


One-way ticket to Mars: Any volunteers?
(dvice.com)




A One-Way, One-Person Mission to Mars
(universetoday.com)

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COMPUTER

Inside of a computer case
(computerhope.com)

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COMPUTER

China Unveils World's Fastest Supercomputer
VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT
"A new supercomputer built in China has claimed the world's top spot from the U.S.
The Tianhe-1A beat out the previous record holder by 40 percent."

(newsy.com)

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The Roaring 20s
PowerPoint Presentation

+ a Video : The Jazz Age 1920
(honorsushistory.wikispaces.com)

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The Native American Food Pyramid
Projects by Students for Students
(library.thinkquest.org)

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LISTENING

ESL Podcards
"Podcards are original, specially created audio files for learners of English.
Podcards are designed to help learners improve their listening skills.
Each file is accompanied by a worksheet.
Podcards are absolutely FREE to use."

(select-language.com)

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MUSIC STYLE

"Modern music and fashion have aways had a close relationship. 
‘Ensemble: The Style of Music’ 
is a series of 20 posters featuring the classic outfits of some well-known
musicians, from the over-the-top flamboyance of Elvis
to the grunge look of Kurt Cobain."
(Neatorama)
(links.visibli.com)

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The transatlantic Halloween divide
"A curious subculture of extreme DIYers-turned-home theme park designers illustrates
how the US revels in Halloween, a less-regarded festival on the other side of the Atlantic...
Welcome to the world of the "home haunters", Americans who dedicate months of every year
to putting together the ultimate amateur Halloween display in their front garden. "

(BBC)

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STORY

So THAT'S how the elephant got its trunk
(in a lucky escape from a crocodile)

"How the elephant got his trunk: The Rudyard Kipling tale
was brought to life at the African waterhole."

(dailymail.co.uk)

VOCABULARY :
waterhole / mud

youngster : impending danger / distress / painful / pull / stretch
event : attack / tug-of-war
crocodile : hide / jaws /clamp (teeth) / thresh (tail)
elephants : herd / scatter / scare off / trumpet / stamp the ground
the end : rescue /
escape / safety / recover / take a stroll

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SITES

Symbaloo Gallery
qui  renvoie aux sites les plus riches et performants
pour les enseignants d'anglais et collégiens qui apprennent l'anglais
- par Sylvain Chevallier (Ac. Caen)

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POCAHONTAS

Pocahontas saves Captain Smith's life
(learnnc.org)

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Daylight Saving Time
(Also Known as Daylight Savings Time)
(geography.about.com)

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STORY

Tex the Daily Kitten - a story
(thedailykitten.com)

Recommended by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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INTERNET

The Internet: Infographic
(zavose.com)

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SCIENCE

They Might Be Giants - Put It to the Test
(YouTube)
+ the lyrics
"Are you sure that that thing is true? 
Or did someone just tell it to you? 
Come up with a test"

(metrolyrics.com)




Top 10: Science Pop Songs
(newscientist.com)

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KU Theatre - Students perform Shakespeare in original pronunciation
"KU Theatre professor Paul Meier, in collaboration with Linguist David Crystal,
are staging the first-ever American rendition of a Shakespeare play in its
original pronunciation. Here, KU Theatre students rehearse a scene in
original pronunciation from the play "A Midsummer Night's Dream"."

(YouTube)
“American audiences will hear an accent and style surprisingly like their own in
its informality and strong r-colored vowels,” Meier said. “The original
pronunciation performance strongly contrasts with the notions of precise
and polished delivery created by John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier and their
colleagues from the 20th century British theater.”
(physorg.com)

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The perfect online teacher ?
(blogs.english4today.com)

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Bonfire Night
- Resources : History - Posters - Videos ...

(parkfieldict.co.uk)

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SUPERHEROES

Comic and TV Superheroes - with AUDIO
(parkfieldict.co.uk)

Signalé par Catherine Serreau (Ac. Versailles)

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Pittsburgh, Pa.
(forbes.com)

Pittsburgh bridges
"A 2006 study determined that Pittsburgh has 446 bridges, and with its proximity
to three major rivers and countless hills and ravines, Pittsburgh is known as 
"The City of Bridges"." 

(Wikipedia)

Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pa.
with "more than 4,000 works of art by Warhol including paintings, drawings,
prints, photographs, films and videos, and a massive collection of Warhol's
"time-capsules" - boxed records of the artist's day-to-day dealings
and penchant for collecting."

(pittsburgh.about.com)
See Art + Film + Video Collection
(warhol.org)

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SUPERHEROES

SUPERHEROES - un dossier audio
from Wisconsin Public Radio
"Batman, Superman, the Green Lantern… we all had our superheroes as kids.
Maybe we still do today? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge,
SUPERHEROES. We'll celebrate Wonder Woman's 70th birthday with a look at her controversial new costume. We'll also explore the actual physics of superpowers..."

(wpr.org)

Signalé par Catherine Serreau (Ac. Versailles)

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Happy Halloween - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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CIA and FBI sent on museum course to 'refresh sense of inquiry'
"They are among groups of law enforcement officials, also including New York police officers and members of the US Secret Service, who have attended classes
at the city's Metropolitan Museum of Art."

"There's more to a picture than meets the eye."
"Don't just look at a picture and see a picture. See what's happening."
(telegraph.co.uk)

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Teenagers at work.
"Look carefully at the photos in the fullscreen slideshow.
Then click on "play this game".
Listen to Stephanie's recording
and match the sentences and the pictures."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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Mudslinging
= "publicités négatives ( =  “negative ads”  ) qui inondent les ondes
à chaque campagne électorale"

Voir les VIDEOS .

Les "midterm elections"
"ou élections de mi-mandat, se déroulent deux ans après le scrutin présidentiel. L'ensemble des sièges de la Chambre des représentants, 37 sièges de sénateurs
et 37 postes de gouverneurs seront remis en jeu le 2 novembre." 

(electionsamericaines.blog.lemonde.fr)

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KKK

Black Peoples of America - The Ku Klux Klan
A text with pictures

(historyonthenet.com)

Ku Klux Klan Wordsearch - interactive
(historyonthenet.com)

Ku Klux Klan Quickquiz - interactive
Answer true or false to the questions.

(historyonthenet.com)

Ku Klux Klan - a webquest
- with a PowerPoint Presentation , a worksheet and a video .

(Ac. Réunion)

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KKK

This cartoon by the famous Thomas Nast
"was published in Harper's Weekly in 1874. It shows how white supremacist groups
like the Ku Klux Klan worked to keep freed slaves in politically and economically deprived conditions. Look at the inscriptions at the top of the cartoon. It says
"The Union As It Was" and "This Is A White Man's Government." The KKK
wanted to keep Blacks out of government
and prevent them from voting."
(socialstudieshelp.com)

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KKK

KKK held public cross ceremony in Warrenville tonight
in South Carolina

"The group had earlier protested in front of Augusta State University...
Duwayne Johnson, initiated as the Imperial Wizard of the All American Invisible Knights, said while other Klans represent racism and white supremacy,
his Invisible Knights are a new era of Klansmen who stand for heritage.
His group is concerned with the Constitutional integrity of the national health
care reform and promoting political ideals like keeping illegal immigrants
from taking U.S. jobs, he said.
Johnson said there are at least 13 other Klan groups in the South...
His Invisible Knights, which has 922 members across nine states,
has "a new era of thinking"."

(chronicle.augusta.com)

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METAL THEFTS

Police call for more powers to tackle metal thefts
"There have been more than 5,000 such thefts from the railways and the gas
and electricity networks this year...
As prices have risen, memorial plaques, statues and
even catalytic converters have become targets.
"
(BBC)

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The high price of bullying in the US
"A global report on school violence identifies bullying as the biggest
problem in US school playgrounds...
It's a short walk from schoolyard bullying to school violence."

(BBC)

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Dog owners celebrate Halloween by dressing up
their pets in bizarre costumes at parades

- 19 PHOTOS
(telegraph.co.uk)

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ZOMBIES

Thrill the World 2010
"Zombies dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller in cities around the world."
- 23 PHOTOS
(telegraph.co.uk)

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SCOTLAND YARD

Political correctness ends 'Vice Squad' name
"Scotland Yard's famous Vice Squad, which deals with prostitution and other
aspects of London's underworld, has changed its title to the rather less dynamic
"Serious Crime Directorate 9: Human Exploitation and Organised Crime Command",
or SCD9 for short."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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Fichiers audios sur le thème de Thanksgiving
"Audio Lingua propose des enregistrements authentiques
autour de la fête de Thanksgiving."

(Elisa Gy - Ac. Versailles)

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WAR

Newsy Video: Wikileaks Releases Iraq War Logs
"Wikileaks released some 400,000 Iraq war documents, including reports that
revealed 15,000 previously unknown civilian deaths." 
View transcript >>

(newsy.com)

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Ressources - Vidéo et animations
Où trouver des vidéos exploitables en classe d'anglais?
Comment exploiter la vidéo en classe d'anglais?

(Laurence Bernard - Ac. Martinique)

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MAN / WOMAN

What a woman may be, and yet not have the vote
- What a man may have been, and yet not lose the vote




- a poster (learnhistory.org.uk)

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HISTORY OF EARTH

BBC Knowledge - Honk If You're Human
"A new ad by Three Drunk Monkeys to promote BBC Knowledge."
(YouTube)
"It summarizes the broad history of earth in just one minute."
(Creative Criminals

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WAR

WikiLeaks Releases Flood of Iraq War Files
(23rd October, 2010)
- a lesson plan

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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Collaborative Planning
"How we plan. collaboratively."

(YouTube)



Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo

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STEREOTYPES

PICKED: Mapping European Stereotypes
"a series of amusing, often tragicomically true maps of Europe
based on various subjective perceptions and ideologies."

(brainpickings.org)



Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo

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Speed dating - TV series episode
(YouTube)

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VIOLENCE - VOCABULARY

Creature Combat IV: Slaughter House
(YouTube)

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Whistleblowers
(cartoonstock.com)



Whistle Blowers Cartoons 
(cartoonstock.com)

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VOCABULARY

whistle-blower (plural whistle-blowers)
= (idiomatic) One who reports a problem or violation to the authorities;
especially, an employee or former employee who reports a violation by an employer.

( = "dénonciateur, informateur" )

whistleblowing (uncountable)
= the disclosure to the public or to authorities, usually by an employee,
of wrongdoing in a company or government department

(en.wiktionary.org)

When Do We Blow the Whistle?
(smalallah.com)

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My first crush
"Using interviews with people about their first encounters with love,
their animal counterparts tells their stories of humor and heartache.
This was my graduation film at Kingston University." 

(YouTube)

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RODOLPHE MAUREL a ajouté des activités

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

- Activité 1 : Travail sur les temps, prétérit simple et prétérit en BE + Ving. 
- Activité 2 : Travail sur le questionnement.
- Activité 3 : Travail sur les formes emphatiques. 
- Activity 4 : Un quiz audio. 
- Activity 5 : Ecoutez et remettez les mots dans l’ordre. 
- Activity 6 : Un mots-croisés pour réviser le vocabulaire.

(Rodolphe Maurel - soundguideweb.com)

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PHRASES / IDIOMS

Johnny Depp: It's None of my Business.
- with subtitles

Difficulty: Medium
Description: "The actor explains to TV host David Letterman
why he doesn't watch the films he has made."

(englishcentral.com)


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STORY

"Sister Mary Dracula"

Gerry Mooney is the creator of the Flash animation "Sister Mary Dracula".
He says : "  I've created a graphic novel about the same characters and as a
special treat the whole story is posted online just for the Halloween season.
It's 103 pages and expands the story that I began in the animation."

Read the story. (Click on the right hand)
Watch the Flash animation.
See the sketchbook.

(sistermarydracula.com)

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Britain 'home to witches, fairies, and guardian angels'
(telegraph.co.uk)

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NUCLEAR BOMB SHELTER

Nuclear bomb shelter for sale in Devon
"The strongest privately-owned bomb shelter in Britain could be yours for £350,000. Owner Mike Thomas gives prospective buyers a guided tour...
The 300 sq ft cavern has concrete walls which are 32 inches thick and
enough food and water to sustain his family for a month. "

(telegraph.co.uk)

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ACCENTS

Scottish Elevator - Voice Recognition - ELEVEN !
"The 2 Guys Cant Get The Voice Recognition Thing In The Elevator To Work." 

(YouTube)

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WEATHER

Britain's obsession with the weather:
60 per cent admit it's a 'social prop'

"Oscar Wilde famously condemned it as the “last refuge of the unimaginative” but reearch shows six in 10 Britons use talking about the weather as a social prop."...
  “Britons need weather-talk to help us overcome our social inhibitions and
handicaps... The variability of the British weather makes it an ideal medium
for our social messages."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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DANGER

SAVE ME!!!
Animation trouvée sur YouTube Play 
- collaboration entre YouTube et le Musée Guggenheim

(YouTube)

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WISHES

Energizer Bunny® - Genie - 1995 TV Commercial
"Be careful what you wish for."
Wealth, women and eternal life...
(YouTube)



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FOOD

Fichiers audios sur le thème de la nourriture
par Elisa Gy (Ac. Versailles)

"Audio Lingua propose des enregistrements authentiques autour de la nourriture." 

Vous trouverez une sélection, classée par thèmes :

- Nourriture typique des pays anglophones
- Recettes typiques
- Nourriture et fêtes calendaires
- Opinions et habitudes alimentaires

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THE YELLOW BIRD

On the Yellow Bird - an essay
The story "begins in Salem (where the popularity of witchcraft had been
present for man) and transfers itself to Hobbs, Arkansas and
New Orleans, Louisiana. The story needs to be placed in these setting
because it lets the reader know about the morals and hardships of living
in these territories at the time."

(exampleessays.com)

The Character of Alma Tutwiler in Tennessee Williams’ The Yellow Bird
(bookstove.com)

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THE YELLOW BIRD

The Yellow Bird 
"is a 2001 film written by Faye Dunaway and Tennessee Williams,
and directed by Faye Dunaway."
(Wikipedia)
"A young girl escapes form the boredom of a small town existence in the 1930's...
Alma Tutwiler is the daughter of Rev. Increase Tutwiler, a fire and brimstone
preacher in the South in the 1950's. One day, while she's waiting to play the
church organ, a yellow bird flies in, and she suddenly snaps
and becomes shockingly liberated. "

(imdb.com)

The Yellow Bird (2001) 
"Narrated by Tennessee Williams himself, from a short story called "Bobo"
which was rewritten as "The Yellow Bird", and eventually became
the impetus for "Summer and Smoke"."
- Part 1

- Part 2
"Hold on to life with both hands, until your fingers are broken..." 
(YouTube)

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CRIME

McDonald’s Serves Up A Side Order Of SelectaDNA
"ENTRY and exit points at the main McDonald’s restaurant in Rotterdam city
centre are being protected from burglary by the installation of the new
SelectaDNA intruder spray that uses forensic DNA
to link offenders directly to the crime scene...
one of the most effective ways to deter commercial burglaries and smash-and-grab raids. It can be fitted at multiple entry points of premises such as pubs, restaurants, corner shops, supermarket chains, jewellers, warehouses and petrol stations."

(selectadna.co.uk)

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Anti-bullying poster
(alopexltd.com)

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GENERATION GAP

Generation gap
(1.bp.blogspot.com)

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SMOKING

Second hand smoke kills
(3.bp.blogspot.com)

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GENERATION GAP

Generation gap
(looksandhealth.com)

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ENERGY

It's all white for New York's energy-saving CoolRoofs initiative
"Mayor paints the one millionth square foot of New York roof space white
to mark effort to slash energy bills...
The Mayor's Office said that... 1,500 volunteers including employees
from 17 companies had painted the roofs of 105 buildings."
 "By simply applying a reflective, white coating, we can reduce rooftop temperature
by up to 60 degrees, which translates into reduced cooling costs
and carbon emissions."

(businessgreen.com)

 

What is a Cool Roof? + Benefits of cool roofs
(coolroofs.org)

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Wayne Rooney stars in airline advert with Manchester United team-mates
-  in an advert for Turkish Airlines 
The commercial "shows Wayne Rooney volleying a football towards Sir Bobby Charlton's head, with goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar saving the shot just in time.
Paul Scholes also appears reading the newspaper of the year, The Daily Telegraph."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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JOB INTERVIEW

You're Hired: Episode 4
"Follow the fortunes of Daniel in his search for a new job. This episode, Daniel
goes for an interview and makes some classic mistakes. Watch the episode and
do the activities to find out what he does wrong and how you can avoid making mistakes when you are looking for a job."

+ Transcript
(learnenglish.britishcouncil.org)

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TEXTING / DRIVING

Text while driving
(socialnomics.files.wordpress.com)

Texting - Reaction time
(caranddriver.com)

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STEREOTYPES

Being British
(thewhatever.com)

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DESCRIPTION

Me aged 16
(blogs.rave.ac.uk)

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BEDROOM


I'm bored

(cartoonstock.com)

 


Messy child
(cartoonstock.com)

 

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BEDROOM

Clean room
(cartoonstock.com)

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BEDROOM

A photo collection of teen bedrooms 
from movies and tv shows.

(thestylerookie.com)


MORE TEENS' ROOMS

Useful to say what the teens like.

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MONEY

Money - Benjamin Zephaniah
- a poem
(YouTube)

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'V for Vendetta' - Part 1
en français
Le début du film parle de Guy Fawkes.
Une autre video en anglais, mais de mauvaise qualité
The opening speech of the movie by Eve.

(YouTube)
+ the SCRIPT
(imsdb.com)

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CLASSROOM VERBS

Classroom verbs - with an activity to print
Download.
(vanda51.blogspot.com)

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TO BE

TO BE - PowerPoint Presentation
Click on PPS on the left.
(notredamke.rkc.si)

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LIFE

If 6 was 9 by Jimmy Hendrix
"I GOT MY OWN LIFE TO LIVE
I'M THE ONE THAT'S GOING TO DIE
WHEN IT'S TIME FOR ME TO DIE
SO LET ME LIVE MY LIFE
THE WAY I WANT TO"

(sing365.com)
Listen to the song.
(YouTube)

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Take a Ghost Tour
in Chillingham Castle, in the northern part of Northumberland
- with subtitles
(englishcentral.com)

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This is Halloween - Marilyn Manson
(sing365.com)
+ Animation (YouTube)

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DOWNLOAD

Save your money, Grandma!
(main.makeuseoflimited.netdna-cdn.com)

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Some photos may be shocking.

Halloween: Vocabulary.
"This is a shop in NY, you can buy a costume anytime! It's fun to visit."
+ Interactive games
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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AGE / NATIONALITY

How old are they ? Where are they from? What's their nationality ?
- interactive game

Created by Marie-Hélène Prou (Ac. Poitiers)

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Bram Stoker's Dracula
(neatorama.com)

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CONDITIONAL

Paul imagines what he would bring with him
if he was stuck on a desert island.

(audio-lingua.eu)



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Jason speaks about the celebration of Halloween and its traditions :
trick or treating, pumpkin carving, dressing up...

(audio-lingua.eu)

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Candice talks about the way the British celebrate Guy Fawkes
in and out of England.
(audio-lingua.eu)

Jenny explains how she used to celebrate Guy Fawkes with her brother
when she was a little girl.
A few days before November 5th they would make a guy.
(audio-lingua.eu)

Jenny now explains how she used to celebrate Guy Fawkes on November 5th
and it included a bonfire.

(audio-lingua.eu)

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CAN

Can You Do It?
- with a song
from wearebusybeavers 
(YouTube)

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TECHNOLOGY

Technology in the classroom - an infographic
(onlinecollegesanduniversities.net)

Technology Enhances Learning - an infographic
(awesome.good.is)

Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo

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PARENTS / SCHOOLS

Parent Trigger: A New Right for the Parents of California
"The Parent Trigger is a historic new law that gives parents in California the right
to transform their child's current or future failing school. All parents need to do is organize -- if 51% of them get together and sign an official Parent Trigger petition, they have the power to force the school district to transform the school."

The video begins with this:
"Our schools are failing because they are not designed to succeed.
They are designed to serve the needs of special interests and bureaucrats
— not children. The only way to change that is to give power
to the only people who only care about children — parents."

(YouTube)

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OBAMA

Billboard Depicts Obama as Terrorist, Gangster
+ TRANSCRIPT
"For the second time this year, an anti-Obama billboard in Colorado
is drawing criticism from both Republicans and Democrats."

(newsy.com)

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Interactive Game - Halloween with Wendy the Witch
"Revise some vocabulary related to Halloween and hobbies
and "likes and dislikes" with Wendy the Witch!"

NOTE : this game does not work with Mozilla Firefox.
Read the RULES before playing.

Created by Laurence Haquet (Ac. Rouen)

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WEATHER

Weather Forecasting Stone
(randomanything.com)

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NATIVE AMERICANS

WE SHALL REMAIN
"a provocative multi-media project that establishes Native history
as an essential part of American history."

+ Teacher's Guide
(PBS)

  • EPISODE 1 : After the Mayflower
  • EPISODE 2 : Tecumseh's Vision
  • EPISODE 3 : Trail of Tears
  • EPISODE 4 : Geronimo
  • EPISODE 5 : Wounded Knee

(Permanent link)

 

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
- Worksheet 1

- Worksheet 2
(Richard Renou - Ac. Versailles)

(Permanent link)

 

 

Jack and the Jack O Lantern 
This simple story tells the origin of the Jack O Lantern. 

(vygotsky.ced.appstate.edu)

Suggested by Kelly Buckley

(Permanent link)

 

WW II Hitchhiker - a story
"I was an airplane mechanic stationed in England in 92. I was told when I first
arrived to my shop that England is the most haunted country on earth..."

(library.thinkquest.org)

Suggested by Kelly Buckley

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Halloween Customs
A text + a glossary + an interactive quiz

(english.glendale.edu)

Suggested by Kelly Buckley

 

Interactive Book : Halloween - NEW LINK!!!
Created by Laurence HAQUET (Ac. Rouen).
Visit her BLOG

(frenchfrogslittleenglishpond.blogspot.com)

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Halloween Jumbled Sentences - interactive
(legacy.lclark.edu)

Halloween Word Search - to print
(pumpkinnook.com)

Suggested by Kelly Buckley

(Permanent link)

 

POLICE

It's all in a day's police work
"Police in Greater Manchester have completed a 24-hour experiment to record
every incident they deal with on Twitter. They hope it will give the public a better
idea of the demands made upon them. So what does it reveal about
the realities of policing one of the UK's biggest cities?"

(BBC)

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MOH

Medal of Honor game goes on sale amid controversy
"The game follows the exploits of Special Forces troops
battling insurgents in Afghanistan in 2002.
In August, Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox called for the game to be banned
after it emerged that users could fight as The Taliban."

- with a VIDEO

(BBC)

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Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010 closing Ceremony photos and Videos
55 photos
(allvoices.com)

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India's richest man Mukesh Ambani moves into £630m home
- 27 storeys high
"It contains a health club with a gym and dance studio, at least one studio,
a ballroom, guestrooms and a range of lounges and a 50 seater cinema...
an elevated garden... three helicopter pads... underground parking for 160 cars...
 600 staff...
The 53 year-old tycoon is not only the richest man in India
but the fourth richest man in the world."
(telegraph.co.uk)

MORE photos (dailymail.co.uk)


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INLINE SKATING

The birth of inline skating - Back to the future
- with subtitles
Difficulty : Hard
(englishcentral.com)

(Permanent link)

 

BURGERS

A Burger for a Fine Dining Experience - with subtitles
Difficulty : Hard
(englishcentral.com)

(Permanent link)

 

The Social Network - with subtitles
Difficulty : Easy
(englishcentral.com)

(Permanent link)

 

A new page :

DIWALI - The Festival of Lights



FACTS - PICTURES - VOCABULARY -
POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS
-
LEGENDS and STORIES
- POEMS -
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES
- ACTIVITIES TO PRINT -
LESSON PLANS
- WEBQUESTS
-
INTERACTIVE GAMES
- GAMES TO PRINT - RECIPES -
VIDEOS

 

EXAM

Lotto Instant Kiwi - exam
- with subtitles

(YouTube)

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TV / DEPRESSION

Newsy Video: Extended Screen Time Linked to Depression
"According to a study, children who watch television or use a computer for more
than two hours a day are more likely to experience psychological problems
down the road."
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)
+ transcript

(newsy.com)

Screen time linked to psychological problems in children
(bris.ac.uk)

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THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

The Nobel Peace Prize - cartoons
MORE cartoons
(cagle.com)

Liu Xiaobo
"is a Chinese intellectual, writer, and human rights activist
and a political prisoner in China...
On 8 December 2008, Liu was detained in response to his participation with 
Charter 08. He was formally arrested on 23 June 2009, on suspicion of
"inciting subversion of state power."  
He was tried on the same charges on 23 December 2009, and sentenced
to eleven years' imprisonment and two years' deprivation of political rights
on 25 December 2009. During his 4th prison term, he was awarded
the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, for "his long and non-violent struggle
for fundamental human rights in China."

(Wikipedia)

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SELF-DRIVING CAR

Google Testing Self-Driving Car
(11th October, 2010)
- a lesson plan

(breakingnewsenglish.com)


Google Testing Self-Driving Car
(penn-olson.com)

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WOMEN

The Female Character Flowchart
(overthinkingit.com)
- an infographic "classifying female characters in movies,
anime, literature, comics, and television."

(Neatorama)

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Social networks
A l'occasion de la sortie du film "The Social Network"
sur le créateur de Facebook, compilation de ressources
par Elisabeth Prévost-Kaboré

(CRDP de Bourgogne - Ac. Dijon)
- "What is social networking ?
- The film : The Social Network
- Activities on social networks :
Videos / Listening activities /
Reading comprehension activities / Confére
nce"

(Permanent link)

 

 

"Good News 5ème"
1. Travelling
2 Living in America

Ressources de Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

(Permanent link)

 

$

The symbolism of the one dollar bill and some American symbols.
"First look at the presentation, Watch it full screen, it's better!
then play the games..."

Created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

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SCIENCE FICTION

Evangelion: You Are Not Alone
Difficulty: Medium
- with subtitles
(englishcentral.com)



Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
"is a 2007 Japanese animated film written and chief directed by Hideaki Anno...
Shinji Ikari is sent for by his estranged father, Gendo at the beginning of the film.
As he wanders around the town, which has been shut down over an emergency announcement, he is caught in the crossfire between the U.N. army and the First Angel. Rescued by Lt. Colonel Misato Katsuragi, Shinji is brought to Tokyo-3
and NERV headquarters, where he is pressured by Gendo, NERV's Supreme Commander, into piloting the Evangelion Unit-01 against the Angel... " 

(Wikipedia)

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FOOD

Eat Better, Look Better
- with subtitles
Difficulty: Hard (!)

(englishcentral.com)

(Permanent link)

 

SPORTS

Michael Jordan: "That is Why I Succeed"
"The NBA legend shares the misses and failures
he has gone through in order to succeed."
- with subtitles
Difficulty: Easy

(englishcentral.com)

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AD

Costa Coffee 'Monkeys & Typewriters' Ad
"A brilliant ad from a marketing point of view—and from language teaching
point of view, since it contains examples of the first and second conditionals..."

+ Transcript + Related sites + Footnotes
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)
Also on YouTube

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ALPHABET

ABCs: Learn your letter names and letter symbols.
(YouTube)

(Permanent link)

 

NUMBERS

We Can Count to 100!
"This is a song for young children (or students just learning English)
to help them practise counting to 100."

(YouTube)

(Permanent link)

 

HEADLINES

Headlines around the world - a slideshow
Amazing, but true.

What’s Wrong With These Headlines?

Recommended by Larry Ferlazzo

(Permanent link)

 

 

Jo explains why she likes celebrating Halloween.
(audio-lingua.eu)

Blaine explains why Halloween is his favourite holiday
(audio-lingua.eu)

Frank explains how American kids celebrate Halloween
(audio-lingua.eu)

Cortney talks about the way younger children celebrate halloween in the US
(audio-lingua.eu)

 Ashley : teenagers don't celebrate Halloween as younger kids do
(audio-lingua.eu)
"Ashley talks about the way kids and students celebrate Halloween in the
US : picking a costume, trick-or-treating, partying and playing scary games."

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TEA

How to make a perfect cuppa
"Many people ask no more than that their tea be "wet and warm", but in the
hunt for perfection in a tea cup, a scientist has created a formula for optimal
temperature, infusion and imbibation. Oh, and when to put the milk in."

Read GEORGE ORWELL'S TEA RULES.
(BBC)

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TEA

The great British cuppa
(jeffreyhill.typepad.com)

(Permanent link)

 

 

Scary Halloween costumes ideas
(cagle.com)

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NICKNAMES

Ordnance Survey lists nicknames for British places
"From Auld Reekie to Spaghetti Junction, the weird and wonderful nicknames
given to towns, streets and buildings across Britain are being compiled into
an "alternative gazeteer"."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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HAUNTED HOUSE

Haunted house - interactive game
"Dare you enter the Haunted House?
Can you find the things you need for your magic spell?"

(British Council)

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911

How to Report a Car Accident to 911
(ehow.com)

What to Tell a 911 Operator
in an emergency

(ehow.com)

Funny 911 Calls
- with the script
(YouTube)

Call 911: Home Invasion
"An injured woman is alarmed as her dogs suddenly begin barking. She calls 911
as a precaution only to find that she'll need their help now more than ever!"
- with the script
(investigation.discovery.com)

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STRANGE HOUSES
(iam-like-iam.blogspot.com)

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NEW YORK

How New Yorkers Can Spot a Tourist
- a slideshow
(life.com)



Ex. : "You Ask If It's Safe to Go to Harlem, Etc.
- Yes, and the subways, Central Park, and almost every other part of New York
are perfectly safe, too -- as long as you're not an idiot. Remember: New York is
the safest big city in America. New Yorkers are the ones who are afraid when
they visit someplace else."

 



20 Interesting Halloween Info Facts 
- an infographic

(i-am-bored.com)

Page recommended by Larry Ferlazzo

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A new page :

VAMPIRES

VOCABULARY - FACTS - LISTENING -
LESSON PLANS
- WEBQUESTS - INTERACTIVE GAMES -
SUPERSTITIONS - STORIES - LITERATURE - CINEMA -
SONGS
- CARTOONS

 

 

ZOMBIES

Why are we so fascinated with zombies?
(rps.psu.edu)

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GHOSTS

In a dark dark wood - Interactive story - animated
(British Council)


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LUCK

Lotto 'Lucky Dog'
(YouTube)

Listen to the song : To Be By Your Side by Nick Cave

- with the lyrics :

"Across the oceans Across the seas, Over forests of blackened trees. 
Through valleys so still we dare not breathe, To be by your side. 

Over the shifting desert plains, Across mountains all in flames. 
Through howling winds and driving rains, To be by your side."

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PARTY INVITATIONS

Party Invitations : Meeting Famous People
Level : Medium
I. Pre-Listening Exercises
II. Listening Exercises
III. Vocabulary
IV. Post-Listening Exercises
V. Online Investigations

(esl-lab.com)

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A new page :

GHOSTS

Cliparts and Flashcards - Vocabulary - Facts -
Listening - Conversation Questions -
Interactive exercises - Exercises to print -
Lesson plans - Webquests - Interactive games -

Idioms - Quotations -
Stories - Literature -
Videos / Animations
- Cinema - Cartoons
- Songs

 

 

Ghost party invitation
(halloweenhowl.com)

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Cartoon: Delhi 2010
(express.co.uk)

(Permanent link)

 

NUMBERS

Numbers and figures - interactive activities
(franglish.fr)

(Permanent link)

 

Halloween
"Adrienne and Mike talk about trick-or-treating on Halloween."
+ Transcript + Quiz : Comprehension questions
(elllo.org)

(Permanent link)

 

COMPREHENSION ORALE

Méthode de compréhension orale
"Cet article vous propose une méthode simple
pour écouter un document oral et le présenter."
(ypanier.free.fr)

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COMPREHENSION ORALE

Atelier de compréhension orale avec BBC World Service
"Travail par groupes de compétences.
Voici le référentiel des huit ateliers compréhension orale.
(Durée huit semaines)
Pour tous les ateliers des extraits de BBC World Service sont utilisés."

(blog.francetv.fr)

Banque d´outils d´aide à l´évaluation diagnostique
Niveau : Collège : cycle d'orientation (3ème)

Exemple :
Mesurer le nombre d’éléments lexicaux significatifs repérés en un temps limité. 
"Cet outil évalue l’aptitude des élèves à repérer les mots porteurs de sens dans
un message oral, c’est à dire les mots qui jouent un rôle essentiel dans leur
démarche de construction du sens. Le support proposé, intitulé ‘Bullying’,
aborde la thématique de la violence, qu’elle soit physique ou psychologique,
en milieu scolaire."

Recherche par niveau.
(banqoutils.education.gouv.fr)

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ACCENTS

Five aspects of an accent
+ Video Tutorials
(21accents.com)

(Permanent link)

 

ACCENTS

Amazing British Kid Can Speak English In 24 Accents (VIDEO)
(huffingtonpost.com)

You can watch the VIDEO on YouTube too.

(Permanent link)

 

ECONOMY CRISIS / SOCIAL ISSUES

When Donald Duck met Glenn Beck
"Donald's life is turned upside-down by the current economic crisis and he finds himself unemployed and falling behind on his house payments. As his frustration
turns into despair Donald discovers a seemingly sympathetic voice coming
from his radio named Glenn Beck."

(boingboing.net)

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DEBATES

The Great Debaters (2007)
"A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor
at Wiley College, Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's
first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard
in the national championship."

Director:  Denzel Washington
(imdb.com)
"The movie also explores the social milieu of Texas during the Great Depression including not only the day-to-day insults and slights African Americans endured,
but also a lynching...
On December 19, 2007, Denzel Washington announced a $1 million donation
to Wiley College so they could re-establish their debate team."

(Wikipedia)

Wiley College - Debate team
(Wikipedia)

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FIRE

Hastings Pier largely destroyed in huge fire
"A major fire has destroyed most of Hastings Pier in East Sussex,
a day after redevelopment plans were invited."

- with VIDEOS
(BBC)

Hastings Pier
"is a pleasure pier in HastingsEast Sussex, England."
(Wikipedia)

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FUTURE

Postcards from the future: illustrators imagine
how London could be affected by climate change

"on display at the Museum of London from 1 October 2010 to 6 March 2011...
Like postcards from the future, familiar views of the capital have been digitally transformed by illustrators Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones. They bring
home the full impact of global warming, food scarcity, rising sea levels and how
all Londoners will need to innovate and adapt to survive."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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JOB

Teenage undertaker becomes youngest person in Britain
to run a funeral home

Vocabulary : undertaker / funeral / corpse
 "We clean up and prepare the bodies. We wash them, wash their hair, dry them,
put make-up on their faces, cap their eyes and sew their mouths up
to make them look like they're asleep."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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PIERCING

Le record du monde de la femme la plus percée: 1.093
(20minutes.fr)

(Permanent link)

 

 

ART

Edward Hopper
"Learn more about the life and iconic work of Edward Hopper,
one of the most enduring American painters of the 20th century."

- with a slideshow :
"View Hopper’s iconic work"

(mfa.org)




See Edward Hopper - PowerPoint Presentation
and
Edward Hopper - Interactive exercises

(Permanent link)

 

 

TEACHERS

Seven out of 10 teachers want to quit, survey shows
"because of badly behaved pupils...
More than 90 per cent believe classroom behaviour has worsened during their careers, more than a third took time off work, over 40 per cent tried to move to another school, while 81.2 per cent experienced stress, anxiety or depression."

(independent.co.uk)

Page recommended by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

(Permanent link)

 

 

Around the world in 80 days.
- with a VIDEO
"Cloze: Complete the paragraph by filling in the missing terms."
Created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

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VOCABULARY

Des livres interactifs - with AUDIO
Clothes / Food / St Patrick's Day
(englishincorot.over-blog.com - Vanessa Deglaire - Ac. Amiens)

(Permanent link)

 

MEDIATICE
Vidéothèque - Audiothèque - Ressources

Service de streaming
VIDEOS - Anglais
"Médiatice propose les annales des évaluations
de fin de CM2, fin de 5e et fin de 3e.
Il n'y a pas d'évaluation en fin de 6e.
Les évaluations de 2010 sont en libre accès depuis le mois de juin."
(Ac. Aix-Marseille)

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VOCABULARY : JOBS

Livre interactif pour apprendre/réviser les noms de métiers
- with AUDIO
(englishincorot.over-blog.com - Vanessa Deglaire - Ac. Amiens)

(Permanent link)

 

 

VOCABULARY : COLOURS / NUMBERS / ...

Vocabulary - Colours - with AUDIO
Learn / Revise the colours 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!

(Laurence HAQUET - Ac. Rouen)

Interactive Game - Colours
(Laurence HAQUET - Ac. Rouen)

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Vocabulary - Numbers - with AUDIO
Learn / Revise the numbers 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!

(Laurence HAQUET - Ac. Rouen)

Interactive game - Numbers
(Laurence HAQUET - Ac. Rouen)

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Hot Potatoes exercises :
Countries / Drinks / Food / Fruit / Hobbies / Junk food / Pets / Routine /
School subjects / School things / Staples and Condiments /
Vegetables / Weather
...
(Laurence HAQUET - Ac. Rouen)

(Permanent link)

 

GRAMMAR

Interactive Book - Subject and Object Pronouns + Possessive Adjectives
- with AUDIO
"Un livre interactif qui permet de bien comprendre la différence
entre pronoms personnels sujets, pronoms personnels objets (compléments)
et déterminants possessifs."

(Laurence HAQUET - Ac. Rouen)

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Bloody vampires!
Des articles très intéressants + a video
(anglais.over-blog.org - Monique Mirza - Ac. Grenoble)

(Permanent link)

 

World Animal Day (on October 4th)
- a lesson plan

DOWNLOADS: Word Doc | PDF | MP3 Listening | Online Exercise
(eslholidaylessons.com)

(Permanent link 1) (Permanent link 2)

 

Commonwealth Games photos
(BBC)

 

Charles, Camilla and the Commonwealth Games in Delhi (photo show)
"sent to take on this task in India by the Queen herself."
(examiner.com)

(Permanent link)

 

Mascot Grand National hit by boycott
"It is an annual race that pits an array of furry dragons, giant farmyard animals, oversized birds, and fluffy poachers and pirates against one another...
Dozens of competitors are boycotting the charity race because they believe
it has been hijacked by "ringers". "

(telegraph.co.uk)




Even the fake furlong is fixed
"The venerable Mascot Grand National has been infiltrated in recent years
by contestants who are bent on winning, which is hardly
in the spirit of the British sport."

(telegraph.co.uk)



The Mascot Grand National 
"is an annual race over hurdles between the mascots of various football and other sports teams. It is held at Huntingdon Racecourse in The Stukeleys near Huntingdon, CambridgeshireEngland."

(Wikipedia)

Watch VIDEOS.
(saffronwaldentownfc.com)

(Permanent link)

 


Tableau comparatif des écoles françaises et américaines
(consulfrance-boston.org)

(Permanent link 1) (Permanent link 2)

 

 

What is the EU?
(YouTube)

(Permanent link)

 

 

MORE PICTURES from The Persuaders video :

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The Persuaders
with Tony Curtis and Roger Moore

(YouTube)
Danny Wilde and Brett Sinclair : Compare their lives.
Although they are very different,
find what they have in common.


(No link)

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INCEPTION

An Illustrated Guide To The 5 Levels Of Inception
"Should only be viewed by people who have already seen Inception."
(anglais.over-blog.org)

Recommended by Monique Mirza (Ac. Grenoble)

(Permanent link)

 

 

Bullying :- My Poem
(YouTube)

Recommended by Catherine Serreau (Ac. Versailles)

(Permanent link)

 

Langur monkeys
"Delhi authorities have deployed a contingent of large black-faced langur monkeys
at the Commonwealth Games venues to scare away smaller primates."

(telegraph.co.uk)

(Permanent link)

 

The Queen's Baton
"Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi (centre)
carries the Queen's Baton at the India Gate in New Delhi. The baton has travelled
all the way from London and covered a total distance of 190,000 kilometers."

(telegraph.co.uk)

(Permanent link)

 

INSECTS

Chikungunya in France
"Workers spray insecticide in La Gaude, southern France, during a mosquito eradication operation following the discovery of the insect-borne virus
chikungunya in the area."

(telegraph.co.uk)

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PRONUNCIATION

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
"Ella and Louis take turns on George and Ira Gershwin's "Let's Call The
Whole Thing Off" backed by the Oscar Peterson Quartet from 1957."

(YouTube)
+ the LYRICS :
"You say eether and I say eyether,
You say neether and I say nyther;
Eether, eyether, neether, nyther,
Let's call the whole thing off!
You like potato and I like potahto,
You like tomato and I like tomahto;
Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto!
Let's call the whole thing off!"

(phrases.org.uk)

(Permanent link)

 

JETPACK

Available Now! The Jetpack!
That Mitchell & Webb Look Series 4 Episode 3 - BBC Two

(YouTube)

(Permanent link)

 

MAIL

Australia Post Says Touch Someone With A Letter
The tagline: “If you really want to touch someone, send them a letter”.
(theinspirationroom.com)

(Permanent link)

 

 

SLANG

British Actress ( Emma Thompson) Attacks English Slang
(29th September, 2010)
- a lesson plan

(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Emma Thompson's attack on slang: the pedants' battle may be lost
"Emma Thompson is right to warn children not to pepper their speech
with 'like' and 'innit' – but let's not lose the rich inventiveness of slang
at its best, warns Max Davidson."

(telegraph.co.uk)

(Permanent link)

 

 

WATER

Water map shows billions at risk of 'water insecurity'
"About 80% of the world's population lives in areas where the fresh water
supply is not secure, according to a new global analysis...
Over-exploitation, pollution and mismanagement are stressing water supplies
across the world for people and nature, says the most thorough global analysis."

(BBC)

(Permanent link)

 

 

Prostitution fears over Commonwealth Games
"Thousands of women from India's north-east have been hired by escort
agencies for the Commonwealth Games, a rights group has said...
They have been lured by good money and future jobs "

(BBC)

(Permanent link)

 

 

Dancers and traditional performers
"head towards the Jawarhalal Nehru Stadium in Delhi to rehearse for
the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games."

(BBC)

(Permanent link)

 

TIMES SQUARE

How do you count the crowds going through Times Square?
"How can you possibly count that many people?
That's the job of people like Darya Kobsteva and Denis Volchanskiy,
who were both immigrants to the US from Eastern Europe.
Like the people they count, they reflect the diversity of cultures
that exist in New York City.
"
(BBC)

(Permanent link)

 

Film star Tony Curtis dies at 85
"Hollywood star Tony Curtis has died of a cardiac arrest
at his US home in Nevada aged 85."

+ a VIDEO
+ Obituary: Tony Curtis
(BBC)

Tony Curtis (June 3, 1925 – September 29, 2010)
was an American film actor. He played a variety of roles, from light comedy,
such as the musician on the run from gangsters in Some Like It Hot, to serious dramatic roles, such as an escaped convict in The Defiant Ones, which earned
him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor..." 

See his filmography.
(Wikipedia)


Tony Curtis and Roger Moore
in 'The Persuaders' ('Amicalement Vôtre')

(Wikipedia)

'Some like it Hot' - Shell Oil Junior
"Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in "Some Like It Hot".
Daphne and Sugar are on the beach, Josephine turns into Shell Oil Junior!"

(YouTube)

(Permanent link)

 

 

COMICS

SOME PICTURES MIGHT BE SHOCKING

Left 4 Dead presents The Sacrifice
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"The comic is illustrated by Mike Oeming, the artist behind the Powers comic series, and tells the stories of the original four survivors, as well as the events
leading up to the infection. The comic begins with Bill, having just sacrificed himself to save the others, taking on three tanks while severely wounded.
It then cuts to the finale of Blood Harvest, which is revealed to be one week earlier..."

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