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NEW SITES - PART 1
SEPTEMBER 2011

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - a lesson plan
(fremmedspraksenteret.no)

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A NEW SITE TO EXPLORE

Listen, Speak, Write
Se Présenter / Introducing Yourself (.mp3)     fiche
Salutations / Greetings (.mp3)     version rap!    fiche
D'Autres Leçons Audio (.mp3s et fiches ici)

(kelanglaisprimaire.com)

"KelAnglaisPrimaire offre des des chansons, des fiches de travail, des leçons audio (.mp3), des recettes et des idées creatives
pour enseigner l'anglais aux enfants. Les matériels sont créés par une américaine, Kelly Robic, une specialiste en éducation et communications. KelAnglaisPrimaire est pour les parents et les instituteurs qui ont envie d'enseigner l'anglais à leurs enfants et à leurs élèves. Et c'est gratuit!"

Voir également son BLOG pour l'astuce du jour.

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NEW YORK

The Best of Humans of New York
200 Street Portraits in 200 Seconds
(YouTube)

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GREENPEACE

Greenpeace - 30th anniversary
Introduction / Achievements / Heroes and heroines / Greenpeace: the phenomenon /
Trail-Blazers - The Strategic Role of Greenpeace
/ Timeline...

(greenpeace.org)

Greenpeace fête ses 40 ans - 20 photos
(20minutes.fr)

 

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JACKIE KENNEDY

New Jackie Kennedy tapes offer White House insight
"Audio tapes of Jackie Kennedy, recorded months after the 1963 assassination of
her husband President John F Kennedy, have been released for the first time."

(BBC)

Related stories :

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HOUSE

Interactive guide: inside the British home
"See how domestic spaces evolve from Saxon times to the post-modern era." - A Guardian guide to architecture.

(guardian.co.uk)



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MISSING CAT

Willow, Missing Colorado Cat, Found In New York City Streets
"A calico cat named Willow, who disappeared from a home near the Rocky Mountains five years ago, was found Wednesday on a Manhattan street...
How she got to New York, more than 1,600 miles away, and the kind of life she lived in the city are mysteries..."

(huffingtonpost.com)

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GLOBAL WARMING

Al Gore returns with new climate campaign - 14 September 2011
Article + Video
(guardian.co.uk)

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LITERATURE

British Literature Timeline
(bakersfieldcollege.edu)

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MUSIC

40 Noises That Built Pop
with a list of 40 of those sounds, with the story behind each and samples for you to hear. 
(Neatorama)
"Modern technology has made it incredibly easy to emulate the sound of a rock band.
Plug the right guitar into the right amplifier and you're already on your way to sounding like Kurt Cobain...
 And so the palette of rock and pop music was formed - a series of happy accidents, developed, refined and combined, mixed down
and presented to us. Here are some of the most distinctive and, in no particular order, the records that best showcase them."

(wordmagazine.co.uk)


Power chord : The Kinks: You Really Got Me (1964)

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SCOTLAND YARD

Bernard Hogan-Howe new Metropolitan Police commissioner - 12  September 2011
ARTICLE + VIDEOS

"Speaking briefly at Scotland Yard, the new commissioner said he wanted to lead a force that criminals fear and the public trust...
Mr Hogan-Howe will be in charge of more than 50,000 staff, including 32,000 officers.
The force, the biggest in the UK, includes more than a fifth of all police in England and Wales.
The commissioner's job combines policing London and responsibility for national security issues such as combating terrorism."

(BBC)

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BEAUTY

Angola's Leila Lopes is crowned 2011 Miss Universe - 12 September 2011
(philstar.com)

 

Leila Lopes Height and Weight...
(celebritiesheight.com)

 

Miss Universe 
"is an annual international beauty contest run by the Miss Universe Organization."

See this page : Leila Lopes about her life.
(Wikipedia)

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RENEWABLES

Renewables
- Videos with
comprehension questions, an interactive exercise, worksheets...
Wind Turbines
Solar cells
The Energy Equation
A greener house

(prof.danglais.pagesperso-orange.fr)

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WIND TURBINES

How Wind Turbines Work
"Find out how wind turbines use the power of wind to generate eco-friendly energy on this clip form The Science Channel's, "Deconstructed"."

(science.discovery.com)

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WORLD TEACHERS' DAY

Teachers in the movies - LINKS
(larryferlazzo.edublogs.org)

English Lesson Plan on World Teachers' Day
(eslholidaylessons.com)

DOWNLOADS: Word Doc | PDF | MP3 Listening | Online Exercise


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9/11

CNN Student News: Remembering 9/11
"This special edition of CNN Student News is dedicated to marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
We review the events of that historic day, and we visit remembrance ceremonies at Ground Zero in New York,
the Pentagon in Washington, and a field in Pennsylvania. We also learn about new memorials built to honor those lost."
  View transcript >>

(englishblog.com)

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WORLD TEACHERS' DAY - October 5th :

World Teachers' Day,
"held annually on October 5th since 1994, commemorates teachers’ organizations worldwide.
Its aim is to mobilise support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers.
According to UNESCO, World Teachers' Day represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development."

(Wikipedia)

 

"This year’s events will focus on the theme "Teachers for Gender Equality”."  (UNESCO)

 

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PODCASTS

** Sarah : School rules in New Zealand **
par  Sarah (Wellington, New Zealand)
- 8 septembre 2011

Sarah tells us about the rules in her school in Wellington, New Zealand.

->  http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article1671

** Sarah : School uniforms in New Zealand **
par  Sarah (Wellington, New Zealand)
- 8 septembre 2011

Sarah describes the uniforms she wore when she was a student in New
Zealand.

->  http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article1670

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STEREOTYPES

** Sarah : stereotypes about French people **
par  Sarah (Wellington, New Zealand)
- 8 septembre 2011

Sarah, a New Zealander, tells us about stereotypes about French people.

->  http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article1669

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9/11

** Kim : my memories of 9/11 (2/2) **
par  Kim (an American woman living in France)
- 7 septembre 2011

As an American living in France, Kim explains how she had to deal with
unexpected reactions from some French people after the attacks of September
11th, 2001.

->  http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article1659

** Kim : my memories of 9/11 (1/2) **
par  Kim (an American woman living in France)
- 7 septembre 2011

Kim can still remember the strong emotion she felt when the Twin Towers
collapsed on September 11th, 2001.

->  http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article1658

** Allen's opinion about 9/11 **
par  Allen (Mississippi, USA)
- 6 septembre 2011

Allen gives his opinion about how America reacted to the 9/11 terrorist
attacks.


->  http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article1657

** Allen : 9/11  **
par  Allen (Mississippi, USA)
- 6 septembre 2011

Allen remembers the day of September 11th, 2001.

->  http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article1656

** Paul : 9/11 (3) **
par  Paul (Michigan, USA)
- 6 septembre 2011

Paul explains us why 9/11 was such a tragic event in the US.

->  http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article1655

** Paul : 9/11 (2) **
par  Paul (Michigan, USA)
- 6 septembre 2011

Paul remembers 9/11 2001 and its chaos.


->  http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article1654

** Paul : 9/11 (1) **
par  Paul (Michigan, USA)
- 6 septembre 2011

Paul tells us about 9/11. What was it ? What happened ?

->  http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article1653

** Sarah : my memories of 9/11 **
par  Sarah (an English woman living in France)
- 4 septembre 2011

Sarah couldn't believe her ears when she heard the news of the attacks in
New York on September 11th.

->  http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article1649


** Jenny : my memories of 9/11 (3/3) **
par  Jenny (an English woman living in France)
- 4 septembre 2011

Jenny thinks the world has changed a lot since the events of 9/11 in the
USA. It has become more violent.

->  http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article1648

** Jenny : my memories of 9/11 (2/3) **
par  Jenny (an English woman living in France)
- 4 septembre 2011

Jenny explains that her brother-in-law was in New York at the time of the
attacks and how she felt.

->  http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article1647


** Jenny : my memories of 9/11 (1/3) **
par  Jenny (an English woman living in France)
- 4 septembre 2011

Jenny talks about where she was and what she was doing when she heard about
the news of the attacks in the USA in 2001 and also how she felt.

->  http://www.audio-lingua.eu/spip.php?article1646

 

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Rugby World Cup 2011 | Opening Ceremony | Vid 1 of 4 (HD)
(YouTube)

 

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9/11

Paul Simon Sings The Sound of Silence - 9-11 Ground Zero
"Paul Simon, America's Folk Soul, offers a deeply moving and atmospheric rendering of his signature tune "Sound of Silence,"
on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 outrage on New York City and the Twin Towers where over 3000 souls were lost.
The Live performance was delivered from Ground Zero."

(YouTube)
The lyrics for "The Sound of Silence"
(sfgate.com)

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9/11

 Wednesday, September 12, 2001. 147 front pages from 19 countries.
(newseum.org)

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9/11

We Are All Americans: The World’s Response to 9/11
- "In London, the Star Spangled Banner played during the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace,
while traffic came to a standstill in The Mall nearby...
- In Dublin, shops and pubs were closed during a national day of mourning, and people waited in a three-hour line to sign a book of condolences...
- In India, children taped up signs that read, “This is an attack on all of us,” and in Austria, church bells tolled in unison..."

(mentalfloss.com)




9/11 - the comic book
Eight- page extract
(thefirstpost.co.uk)

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PROHIBITION

Al Capone
"Watch the slideshow, listen to Clive Hawkins and play the game."

Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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9-11

11-septembre, 10 ans après : Graffitis new-yorkais - 15 photos
(20minutes.fr)

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SCHOOLS

Schools - Graphic
+ an article
(independent.co.uk)

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FAMILY

Family Characters
"Ruth discusses the personalities in her family."
- with SUPERLATIVES
AUDIO + SCRIPT + QUIZ
(elllo.org)

 Family Traits
"Adrienne talks about the different personalities in her family."
AUDIO + SCRIPT + QUIZ

(elllo.org)

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Rugby World Cup opens in New Zealand - 9 September 2011
"The Rugby World Cup has officially opened in New Zealand, described
by Prime Minister John Key as the biggest event his country has staged."

+ AUDIO
(BBC)

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INTRODUCING ONESELF / PEN FRIENDS

Sample letter
(hopewave.org)

 

Letter to my pen friend
(docstoccdn.com)

 

 

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NEON MUSEUM

Audio slideshow: History of Vegas in neon
"There is perhaps no city in the world more renowned for its neon than Las Vegas. But as times change, and
as casinos and hotels come and go, many of Vegas' classic neon signs are in danger of disappearing.
The Las Vegas Neon Museum is working to collect and restore the city's old signage, much of which is now on display
in the museum's so-called Boneyard. Take a journey through the city's past with historian Michael Green and the museum's Danielle Kelly."

(BBC)

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SUPERCOMPUTER

Supercomputer 'can predict world events'
"Feeding a supercomputer with news stories could help predict major world events, according to US research."
(BBC)

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9/11

After 9/11: Global effects of the 'war on terror' - Map + Videos
"The attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001 led to sweeping changes in US foreign and security policy.
President George W Bush characterised this new approach as the "war on terror".
Click on the images... to find out more about the aftershocks of the 9/11 attacks around the world..."

(BBC)

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GANG CULTURE

An “educational underclass” was causing an explosion in the gang culture ...
"which helped provoke last month’s riots and looting, the Education Secretary said yesterday...
It is from that underclass that gangs draw their recruits, young offenders institutions find their inmates and prisons replenish their cells."
LINK + AUDIO
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

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FILMING IN COURT / PRESENT PERFECT

 

TV cameras to be allowed into criminal trials
LINK + AUDIO
(sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

 

Cartoon: TV Judges
"This cartoon by Gary Barker from The Sun relates to news that the Government
are to overturn a ban on filming in courtrooms in England and Wales."

+ COMMENT + VOCABULARY + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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9-11

Remembering 9-11 - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

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VIDEOS

One Day On Earth
People all over the world made videos of what they did on the same day.

"On 10.10.10 we documented the world. Explore our video archive."
- with an interactive map
(onedayonearth.org)

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A EXPLORER!

VocabularySpellingCity.com
(spellingcity.com)


 

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VIDEO GAME CONTROLLERS

The Evolution of Video Game Controllers
(popchartlab.com)

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COMMERCIAL

Reading inspires kids - Cute commercial...
(YouTube)

"How tired I am of this unbearable distance between us.
How I long for the toll of the recess bell.
Have you forgotten me, grown mindless of me?
Tell me I am not writing into an abyss,
Or that is what will become of my heart."

(Multiply)

 

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Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

 

PRONUNCIATION : "SILENCE!"

The Sounds of Silence
"172 movies in under four minutes... Click the "CC" closed captioning button in the lower right corner of the video to see the movie titles."

(YouTube)

 

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EURO CRISIS

JP Morgan explains the euro crisis with lego
Read the key :
"The toreador in a floppy hat, and the F1 driver with his helmet, represent Spain, Italy and the rest of the Euro Periphery..."

(blogs.reuters.com)

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THE WORLD TRADE CENTER

Explore the World Trade Center site - interactive
"Take a guided tour of the World Trade Center site in New York and find out about the plans for a memorial, a museum,
giant skyscrapers and a massive new station, with narration from Dara McQuillan from developer Silverstein Properties."

(BBC)

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SCHOOL / SLEEP

"Des parents d’élèves dorment dans le gymnase de l’université de Wuhan, dans la province de Hubei. Le 3 septembre 2011.
Ils étaient environ 600 parents à être présents pour la rentrée scolaire de leurs enfants."

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ORDERING AT A RESTAURANT

Sesame Street: More Spaghetti
(YouTube)
+ interactive quiz - low intermediate
(eslvideo.com)

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POLICE / PASSIVE VOICE

Cartoon: The Visible Policeman
"This cartoon by Paul Thomas from The Daily Express relates to a think tank report which calls for police officers in Britain
to wear their uniform to and from work because it said the public would be reassured to see more officers on their daily commute..."
+ COMMENT + LINK

(englishblog.com)

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SPACE JUNK

Scientists Warn of Space Junk Danger (4th September, 2011)
- a lesson plan
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

Space junk - a webquest
"Have you ever heard of space junk before? If not, then you might also be asking these questions:
What is it? Where did it come from? Who put it there? Is it a good thing? Is it bad???
Keep reading to find out the answer to these questions..."

(cademics.uww.edu)

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Simon's Cat in 'Cat & Mouse'
"A persistent cat helps Simon finish his work."

(YouTube)

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LONDON BUSES

 London’s iconic red buses are going green. - August 25, 2011
"The city has introduced a fleet of eight vehicles fuelled entirely by hydrogen, some of the least-polluting buses in Europe...
There is even talk of turning London’s iconic black taxis into hydro-powered vehicles as well."

(globalpost.com)

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SCHOOL VOCABULARY

English-French glossary
Language teaching and school vocabulary

(crdp.ac-bordeaux.fr)

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9-11

11 September: Five years on - a file
(BBC)

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INTRODUCE YOURSELF

Fichiers audios sur le thème « Introduce yourself »
Niveaux A1 et A2
(audio-lingua.eu)

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911

My memories of 9/11
- Sarah couldn’t believe her ears when she heard the news of the attacks in New York on September 11th.
- Jenny thinks the world has changed a lot since the events of 9/11 in the USA. It has become more violent.
- Jenny explains that her brother-in-law was in New York at the time of the attacks and how she felt.

- Jenny talks about where she was and what she was doing when she heard about the news of the attacks in the USA in 2001 and also how she felt.
(audio-lingua.eu)

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RENTREE SCOLAIRE 2011 : Pour la réussite de chaque élève
Dossier de presse - Luc Chatel - 01/09/2011
1.4 Favoriser l’apprentissage des langues vivantes
(education.gouv.fr)

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LIBRARY

Detroit Public Library - Skillman Branch 
"The fountain of wisdom flows through books."

+ "The wealth of the mind is the only true wealth."
(Wikipedia)

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9/11

Toxic dust legacy of 9/11 plagues thousands of people
"More than 18,000 people are suffering from illnesses linked to the dust
from the attacks on New York's World Trade Center on 11 September 2001."

(BBC)

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The Jive Aces present: Bring Me Sunshine
(YouTube)
+ LYRICS
"Bring me Sunshine, in your smile,
Bring me Laughter, all the while,
In this world where we live, there should be more happiness,
So much joy you can give, to each brand new bright tomorrow..."

(codehot.co.uk)

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CRIME

Crime vocabulary - PowerPoint Presentation
+ Crime vocabulary - answers
Sent by Laure Savourat (Ac. Créteil)

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GAME

Dexter Interactive Investigation 
"is an interactive game that can be played via Youtube.
The goal is to investigate murder scenes and try to track a killer from New York City...
Note: For a strategy of how to play the game, refer to Dexter Interactive Investigation (Strategy)."

(dexter.wikia.com)

Dexter Interactive Investigation: Start Here!
"Help Dexter track a notorious serial killer in New York City. Note, to play this game you must have annotations turned on."

(YouTube)

 

 

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HEADLINES

News headlines
"This section gives you a daily overview of the topics that hit the headlines in national newspapers
in Britain (the Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and The Independent)
and in the United States (the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times).
It also provides you with links to other newspaper websites of the English speaking world as well as a selection of 'lighter' readings."

(cle.ens-lyon.fr)


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ORAL

Stages de renforcement de l’apprentissage de l’anglais oral au lycée.
(A adapter pour le collège.
)
I) Le premier jour
1) Organisation et évaluation
2) Getting to know each other
3) Listening
4) Interaction
II) Le deuxième jour
Whodunnit Worksheets...
III) Conclusion
(Ac. Reims)

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Hayley Westenra - World in Union (Rugby World Cup 2011)
Short version - Full version out early September

(YouTube)

 

"World in Union"
"with lyrics by Charlie Skarbek, is a theme song for the Rugby World Cup that attempts to capture
the spirit of international friendship which pervades rugby union culture the world over."

(Wikipedia)

 

Lyrics for World in Union
(theinspirationroom.com)

"There’s a dream, I feel
So rare,so real
All the world in union
The world as one

Gathering together
One mind, one heart
Every creed, every colour
Once joined, never apart..."

 

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AD

Heineken - This Is The Game
"Latest Heineken ad celebrating sponsorship of the Rugby World Cup 2011 - The Code of the game."

(YouTube)

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Apple Pickin' Time- a song about things we do in the Fall
(YouTube)



 

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FIRST-DAY IDEAS

Brainpop : Back-to-school page 
with an interactive quiz, lesson plans, graphic organizers and an animated movie.

(brainpop.com)

 

8 Ways to Welcome Students
Activities to Excite Students & Get Them Settled In
(scholastic.com)

Fabulous First-Day Ideas
"Primary- and intermediate-level teachers offer suggestions for first-day-of-school lesson planning"

(scholastic.com)

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KNOW YOUR STUDENTS

Top 5 Ways to Get to Know Your Students
"The following ideas include some original icebreakers and community-building activities that double
as assessment opportunities, skill-building lessons, or projects that result in a unique, inspiring classroom decoration..." 

(scholastic.com)

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The London 2012 Challenge - interactive game
(learnenglish.britishcouncil.org)

 

Fun
"is where you can find all the games from across the English for 2012 section:
entertain yourself by learning about essential and unusual facts about Olympic history;
score points improving your sports vocabulary;
test your knowledge about facts and figures of London 2012." 

(learnenglish.britishcouncil.org)

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Neds (2010)
"is a feature film directed by Peter Mullan.
Set in Glasgow, the film tells the story of John McGill (Conor McCarron), a teenage boy growing up in 1970s Scotland.
The story line follows John's involvement with Glasgow's ned culture and the consequences of it on his teenage years."

(Wikipedia)

Synopsis for NEDS
(imdb.com)

NEDS - Photos
(toutlecine.com)

 

 

Ned 
"is a derogatory term applied in Scotland to hooligans, louts or petty criminals,[1][2] latterly with the stereotypical implication
that they wear casual sports clothes[3]. Such usage in Glasgow dates back to the 1960s or earlier...
Neds and "ned culture" are associated with violence, particularly in poorer housing schemes 
constructed on the periphery of towns or cities in the post-war era...
One folk etymology for Ned is that it stands for "Non-Educated Delinquent,"..."

(Wikipedia)

 

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