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SEPTEMBER 2011 PART 2

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thelma and Louise
"The stylized road typography contains iconic moments from the movie."
Poster by Kelly Thorn
(designworklife.com)

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BANNED

12 Books That Have (Ironically) Been Banned in the U.S.
1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finnby Mark Twain
3. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
4. Where’s Waldo? by Martin Handford
5. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
6. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
7. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
8. Little Red Riding Hood
9. Sleeping Beauty
10. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
11. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
12. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
(neatorama.com)

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ROAD SIGNS

A Gallery of 15 Road Signs as Movies
(unrealitymag.com)

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TERRORISM

U.S.: Arrest of an American who wanted to attack the Pentagon and Congress
"An American who wanted to attack the Pentagon and Congress with remote-controlled model aircraft packed with explosives
was arrested on Wednesday (28 September 2011) near Boston (Massachusetts, northeastern U.S.)...
He faces up to 65 years in prison.
U.S. authorities have warned repeatedly in recent years against the threat of potential perpetrators
of terrorist attack “made in America”, having grown up on American soil.
"
(pisqa.com)

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COUNTERFEIT MEDICINE ON THE INTERNET

Counterfeit medicine "is fake medicine.
It may be contaminated or contain the wrong or no active ingredient.
They could have the right active ingredient but at the wrong dose.
Counterfeit drugs are illegal and may be harmful to your health."

+ The Possible Dangers of Buying Medicines over the Internet
+ FDA Alerts Consumers to Unsafe, Misrepresented Drugs Purchased Over the Internet
+ Buying Prescription Medicine Online: A Consumer Safety Guide
(fda.gov)

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London's Olympic Venues - a slideshow - 11 photos
(online.wsj.com)


Wembley Stadium
Events : Football


New aerial photos of London 2012 Olympic Games venues - 22 photos
(telegraph.co.uk)

 

London 2012: a virtual tour of the Olympic Park
"From the showpiece of the Olympic stadium to the cutting-edge sustainable design of the Velodrome, our 3D map of the Olympic Park takes you on
a tour of the architectural stars of London 2012. Click on the blue buttons across the top to begin, and other arrows for more detailed information."

(guardian.co.uk)


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TICE

Trace écrite, homework... et quelques trucs liés à l’utilisation des TICE
(another-teacher.net)

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AUDIO BOOKS

Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free
(openculture.com)

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HISTORY

Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain - Videos
(YouTube)


"Andrew Marr's History of Modern Britain is a 2007 BBC documentary television series presented by Andrew Marr 
that covers the period of British history from the end of the Second World War onwards. It has been repeated several times,
and Marr made a follow-up series covering the period 1900 to 1945 called Andrew Marr's The Making of Modern Britain"

(Wikipedia)

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FINANCE

Financial glossary
"The current financial crisis has thrown terminology from the business pages onto the front pages of newspapers,
with jargon now abounding everywhere from the coffee bar to the back of a taxi.
Here is a guide to many of the business terms currently cropping up regularly, as well as some of the more exotic words
coined to describe some of the social effects of the financial crisis."

Examples :
- Bear market  : "In a bear market, prices are falling and investors, fearing losses, tend to sell. This can create a self-sustaining downward spiral. "
- Bull market  : "A bull market is one in which prices are generally rising and investor confidence is high."

(BBC)

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CHRISTMAS / NEW YORK

Christmas Song Worksheet - Fairytale Of New York by The Pogues (WITH VIDEO )
(busyteacher.org)

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TEST

Test - a cartoon
(herinst.org)

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DROUGHT AID

World Bank increases drought aid to Horn of Africa - 24 September 2011
"It says that the funds are needed to provide humanitarian assistance to millions of people...
The conditions, it says, are causing increasing malnutrition and food insecurity, and are displacing large numbers of people."

(BBC)



Drought
(Wikipedia)


World Bank
"The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans[2] to developing countries for capital programmes.
The World Bank's official goal is the reduction of poverty. By law,[which?] all of its decisions must be guided
by a commitment to promote foreign investmentinternational trade and facilitate capital investment.[3]
The World Bank differs from the World Bank Group, in that the World Bank comprises only two institutions:
the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA),
whereas the latter incorporates these two in addition to three more:[4] International Finance Corporation (IFC),
 Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)."

(Wikipedia)


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BANKERS

RY COODER - "No Banker Left Behind"
"My telephone rang one evening, my buddy called for me
Said the bankers are all leavin', you better come round and see
It started revelation, they robbed the nation blind,
They're all down at the station, no banker left behind..."

(oldielyrics.com)

 

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INVISIBILITY

'Antimagnet' joins list of invisibility approaches
"Researchers have designed a "cloak" that is invisible to magnetic fields both coming in and coming out...
Such an antimagnet could hide any objects, even magnetic ones...
 The idea could be put to use in hiding the "magnetic signatures" of submarines to evade detection
or underwater mines, or even to trick metal detectors."

(BBC)

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RUBBISH / BINS

Talking bins trial set up in London and Liverpool
"Famous people could be congratulating you for throwing your rubbish away responsibly in talking bins."

ARTICLE + AUDIO

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BULLFIGHTING

Bullfighting Ends in Catalonia, Spain (25th September, 2011)
- a lesson plan
(breakingnewsenglish.com)


Bullfighting in Barcelona ends with Catalonia ban
ARTICLE + VIDEO

In pictures: The last bullring
(BBC)

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SUPERSTITIONS

The Origins of 7 Common Superstitions
Friday The Thirteenth
Breaking A Mirror Causes Seven Years Bad Luck
Knock on wood
Black Cats
Walking Under A Ladder
Throwing Salt Behind Your Shoulder
Lucky Rabbit’s Foot

(neatorama.com)


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THE ALPHABET / VIDEOS

Refraction - The Alphabet
"A follow up refraction experiment featuring the Alphabet spoken by the late GREAT Richard Pryor. Mixed with Blockhead's "Coloringbook"."

(vimeo.com)

 

The Alphabet 2
"- a horn book video experiment - is a developmental spelling - video where each character visually represents the meaning of the word itself.
Playing with different techniques and materials into little and big spaces, but always focusing on Helvetica font's proportions.
A collection of words in a delightful spelling-video."

(YouTube)

 

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

THE ALPHABET / PICTURES

A bloody take on the alphabet
"A new illustrated typeface uses images of weaponry to comment on the world's armed conflicts...
these are not images about the beauty of weaponry, but a commentary on its uses, results, sale, and distribution..."

(salon.com)

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Apprendre l'anglais - 100 blagues!
"The jokes are in easy English and there is support in French for Francophone readers." 

(smashwords.com)

Ebook By Jeremy Taylor
Published: Sep. 26, 2011 
Category: Non-Fiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language

Jeremy Taylor's website : http://www.jeremytaylor.eu/

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SUBWAY / ART

Subway Art Guide - New York City
(nycsubway.org)

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JERSEY

A day in Jersey.
"Watch the slideshow (and a video ), listen and play the game.
All the words you must find are verbs in the past."

Activity created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)



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CATS / SLEEP

Cats

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STATE CAPITALS in MOVIES / PRONUNCIATION

The U.S. State Capitals Supercut
List of states and films under the video on YouTube

 

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SOCIAL NETWORK / MAIL / SEA

Social networking in its oldest form
ARTICLE + VIDEO
"Over the last two decades, Harold Hackett has sent out over 4,800 messages in a bottle from Prince Edward Island...
Every message asks for the finder to send a response back to Hackett, and since 1996 he has received over 3,100 responses from all over the world.
In this First Person account, Hackett talks about the items people have sent him and the unexpected side effects from his hobby."

(BBC)

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Alice in Wonderland - I'm Late
+ LYRICS :
"I'm late, I'm late for 
A very important date.
No time to say hello, good-bye, 
I'm late, I'm late, I'm late
I'm late and when I wave, 
I lose the time I save..."
(stlyrics.com)

 

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TEX AVERY / SLANG / IDIOMS

 Script of TEX AVERY – SYMPHONY IN SLANG (1951)


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PINK FLOYD

Pink Floyd in pictures - 20 photos
"The band's 14 studio albums have been remastered and will be available on CD from today (2011).
To mark the occasion, we look back at the band's career in pictures."

(telegraph.co.uk)

"2 July 2005: Dave Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Rick Wright
on stage at Live 8 in Hyde Park, London"

 

The Wall - the album
"is the eleventh studio album by English 
progressive rock group Pink Floyd.
Released as a double album on 30 November 1979,
it was subsequently performed live
with elaborate theatrical effects, and adapted into
a feature film, Pink Floyd—The Wall."

(Wikipedia)

 

 

Pink Floyd—The Wall  - the film
"is a 1982 British live-action/animated musical film 
directed by Alan Parker based
on the 1979 Pink Floyd album The Wall.
The screenplay was written by Pink Floyd vocalist 
and bassist Roger Waters.
The film is highly metaphorical and is rich
in symbolic imagery and sound.
It features very little dialogue and
is mainly driven by Pink Floyd's music."

(Wikipedia)

 


 The Wall - Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
(YouTube)

contains images which some people may find unsettling

 

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NEW YORK CITY

Music of New York City
"It has long been a thriving home for jazzrock and the blues. It is the birthplace of hip hopLatin freestylediscohouse music, and
punk rock
 as well as the birthplace of Salsa music, born from a fusion of Cuban, Puerto Rican and Dominican influences that came together
in New York's Latino neighborhoods in the 1960s. The city's culture, amelting pot of nations from around the world, has produced
vital folk music scenes such as Irish-American music and Jewish klezmer..."

(Wikipedia)


List of songs about New York City
(Wikipedia)


Song Worksheet: New York, New York by Frank Sinatra

Worksheet + Video
(busyteacher.org)


An Englishman in New York
- by Sting (talking about manners, cultures and taboos)

- a worksheet
(esl-galaxy.com)


Alicia Keys performs “Empire State of Mind, Part II”
- a worksheet
(rottentomatoes.com)


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ROBOTS

Robotic Labor Taking Over the World? - an infographic
(singularityhub.com)

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New diagram of all Rugby World Cup games - interactive
(rugby.europcar.ie)

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Recommended by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

 

RWC 2011 marks Keep Rugby Clean Day
"Rugby World Cup will break new ground on Sunday when the 20 teams, management, match officials and Tournament organisers
unite to show their support for the International Rugby Board’s Anti-Doping education programme.
Sunday (25 September 2011) has been designated Keep Rugby Clean Day and as such teams will wear specially branded t-shirts
with the messages ‘Tackle Doping’ and ‘Keep Rugby Clean’ emblazoned on them to promote the campaign."

(rugbyworldcup.com)

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BOOKS / CENSORSHIP

NCTE's Support for the Students Right to Read 
"NCTE offers advice, helpful documents, and other support to teachers faced with challenges to texts (e.g. literary works,
films and videos, drama productions) or teaching methods used in their classrooms and schools...
NCTE Celebrates Over 25 Years of The Students’ Right to Read. Over these years the Council has voiced its opposition
to censorship and promoted intellectual freedom as portrayed in the clip from the NCTE Centennial Film. " 

+ an interesting video


Banned & Challenged Books
"The ALA (American Library Association) promotes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one's opinions
even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring
the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them."

(ala.org)


Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
September 24−October 1, 2011 
"Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. 
Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information
while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States."

+ Ideas and Resources
(ala.org)



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RUGBY... (FOR TEACHERS!)

Axe Lynx: Sexy Rugby
"With all this hype about the Rugby, we felt it was our duty to ensure everyone truly understood the rules of the game."

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TYPHON

"Le 21 septembre 2011, le typhon Roke a atteint le Japon. Une énorme vague éclate dans le port de Kiho."
(20minutes.fr)

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BACK TO SCHOOL!

Sylvain Kustyan - Welcome to my school

 

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ADJECTIVES

Adjectives - Interactive activities and games
(woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk)

Adjective adventure - interactive game
(sheppardsoftware.com)

Food Adjectives - Matching Quiz
"How many adjectives to describe the taste & texture of food do you know? Try this multiple choice quiz to test your vocabulary.
Move the nouns on the right to match the adjectives on the left. Too hard? Try this word search instead. Too easy? Try a different quiz."

(esolcourses.com)

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Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo.

 

 

Rugby World Cup 2011 logos
Activity sent by Lucille Couderc (Ac. Caen)

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GOLDEN EAGLE

A Kazakh falconer "holds his golden eagle during a festival of traditional sports in Ust-Kamenogorsk"
(telegraph.co.uk)

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CAR-FREE DAY

Thousands of cyclists raise their bikes
"during the Critical Mass march held on Heroes' Square in Budapest, Hungary, to mark Car-Free Day"
- 23 September 2011

(telegraph.co.uk)

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TOWN CRIER

Liverpool appoints Terry Stubbings as town crier - 23 September 2011
"Mr Stubbings will take part in civic and ceremonial events and welcome passengers arriving at Liverpool's Cruise Liner Terminal."

(BBC)


See The Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers

(ahgtc.org.uk)


A town crier, or bellman,
"is an officer of the court who makes public pronouncements as required by the court (cf. Black's Law Dictionary).
The crier can also be used to make public announcements in the streets. Criers often dress elaborately, by a tradition
dating to the 18th century, in a red and gold robe, white breeches, black boots and a tricorne hat.
They carry a handbell to attract people's attention, as they shout the words "Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!" before making their announcements." 

(Wikipedia)



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ACCIDENT...

The ladder accident
British comedy
"This woman shows her husband who's boss in this ladder accident. She teaches him not to judge her painting skills."

 

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Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

 

INTRODUCE YOURSELF!

Introduce yourself!
(readwritethink.org)

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Bowling for Columbine : NEW LINKS

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FAMILY TREE

Family Tree Templates - 60 templates
(familytreetemplates.net)

Here are the 15 most popular family tree templates:

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STATUE OF LIBERTY

It's our 125th Anniversary! - 1886-2011
(thestatueofliberty.com)
 The statue will turn 125 on Oct. 28, 2011.

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 TRANSPORT

Personal transport pods unveiled at Heathrow Airport
"Heathrow Airport has begun to transport passengers in computer controlled, driverless, car-sized personal "pods"." 

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NUMBERS

Numbers - Interactive games
Created by Hervé Fortin.

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ALPHABET

Alphabet - Interactive games
Created by Hervé Fortin.

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 WEBQUESTS

Voici les deux dernières webquests de Laurence Haquet pour sa classe de 4ème EURO (Ac. Rouen)

British Culture 5 - British Drinks: http://chagall-col.spip.ac-rouen.fr/spip.php?article462

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JUSTICE / DEATH PENALTY

Cartoon: American Justice
"This cartoon by Steve Bell from The Guardian relates to the execution by lethal injection of death row inmate Troy Davis in Georgia.
The execution went ahead despite serious doubts about Davis's guilt, after the US supreme court refused a last-minute appeal..."

COMMENT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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Facebook Changes - Cartoons
(msnbc.msn.com)

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ELECTIONS

The Republican front runners as imagined by the Simpsons - Cartoon
(msnbc.msn.com)

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BEOWULF

Beowulf
"Beowulf. [Translated by Francis Barton Gummere].This is a short but beautiful book, and the Gummere translation
really captures the feel of the Old English. Beowulf tells the story of a mysterious young warrior
who saves the Spear-Danes from the terrible monster Grendel and his venomous mother." 

(librivox.org)

Readings from Beowulf - Old English :
Prologue
Grendel's Approach to Heorot
The Lament of the Last Survivor
Beowulf's Funeral

(faculty.virginia.edu)

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DRAW!

Draw a stickman - interactive game



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Thanks to Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)


 

FADS

New fads/craze: Planking, batmanning and others - consequence of the Net?
Examples + Videos
(mind-the-blog.eklablog.com)

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SOCIAL NETWORK

Social Networking Explained in Two Minutes
by Seth Godin "recognized as one of the brightest business minds on earth."

 

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FLIPPABLE BOOKS

Nik Peachey: Convert docs to flippable books :

Page Flip-Flap - gratuit en ligne
Importez : Documents / Images / Photos / Videos
"Transform your doc, pdf, word, movie in an interactive flipbook.
It's very easy: upload your file and you will receive an email with the url to your creation.
You can share this with your friend, family... by email, on your blog, on facebook or twitter."

(ageflip-flap.com)

See Didapages

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iPAD

62 Interesting Ways to use an iPad in the Classrrom
- a slideshow
(docs.google.com)

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BACK TO SCHOOL!

Les bons outils pour la rentrée
Blog publié par Fabrice Gély

(profgeek.fr)

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Les actes du colloque 2011 à Marly
"Vous pourrez retrouver dans cette rubrique les divers documents envoyés par les intervenants, quelques podcasts audio
de la plupart des conférences du matin, des photos prises sur les divers lieux du colloque."

(cyber-langues.asso.fr)

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CLASS BLOGS

45+ ideas for class blog posts
(edte.ch)

64 Interesting Ideas (and Tips) for Class Blog Posts
- a slideshow
(t.co)

Blogging Guide - Blogging with your students
(scribd.com)

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CLASSROOM THINGS

English Words for Classroom Things
Illustrations + Pronunciation
Click on the pictures to hear the words.
(esolcourses.com)

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THE CLASSROOM

Pour décorer la classe 
"...des idées pour fabriquer des guirlandes, des frises, des panneaux et autres posters composés des productions de chacun des enfants..." 

(cafepedagogique.net)

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LANGUAGE

Anglo-EU Translation Guide
Nik Peachey: What Brits say and what they mean
EXAMPLE :
What the British say : "I hear what you say"
What the British mean : "I disagree and do not want to discuss it further"
What others understand : "He accepts my point of view"

(albertoandreu.com)

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SMARTPHONES

The apps explosion
- a lesson plan
with Student's Worksheet + Teacher's Worksheet + Glossary
"This week’s lesson is on cell phone “apps” (short for applications), which have of course become
the object of great enthusiasm among the ever-growing ranks of smartphone owners.

(insideout.net)

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TELEPHONE

Telephoning Games and Worksheets
(tefl.net)

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NEW YORK

New York Nicknames
"This week's listening activity is a quiz about the city of New York, and how the city got some of its nicknames."

(esolcourses.blogspot.com)

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ELECTIONS

Campaign Ad Breakdown: President zero
+ a video

"In the first of a new series, Campaign ad breakdown looks at an early salvo from Republican contender Rick Perry..."

(BBC)

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DEATH PENALTY

Troy Davis is executed in Georgia for shooting policeman - 22 September 2011
- lethal injection
"Death row inmate Troy Davis has been executed in the US state of Georgia for the fatal shooting of policeman Mark MacPhail in 1989.
Davis' death was delayed for hours while the US Supreme Court considered an 11th-hour appeal for clemency.
The 42-year-old's case was heavily disputed after most of the witnesses recanted or changed their testimony...
No gun was found and no DNA evidence conclusively linked Davis to the murder...
Meanwhile in the US state of Texas another death row inmate, Lawrence Russell Brewer,
was executed on Wednesday evening - in a very different case..."
+ a video

(BBC)

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SLEEP

Sleepbox
"It is intended primarily to enable a person to sleep peacefully. It provides quick escape from the crowd without wasting time searching for a hotel. SLEEPBOX may be used both in public and private spaces, for rent or for internal needs.
Possible locations for SLEEPBOX include: - Airports - Railroad stations - Hostels - Office
s"
+ VIDEOS
(sleepbox.com)

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ELECTIONS

ESL Video Quiz: electing a US president - intermediate
+ interactive quiz
(eslvideo.com)

 

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PRESENT SIMPLE / PRESENT CONTINUOUS

ESL Video Quiz: Present simple - Present continuous - Low intermediate
+ interactive quiz
(eslvideo.com)

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POEMS

AnitaPoems.com
"For starters you will find rhyming poems about……….
Family, school, pets, nature, loss, war, food, change, retirement, and many more topics."
+ Poems for children

(anitapoems.com)

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DEBT CRISIS

Comedian puts US debt crisis into rap
ARTICLE + VIDEO
"American comedian Remy Munasifi pokes fun at the current financial impasse in the US
with his 'Raise the Debt Ceiling' rap, which has become an internet hit."

(telegraph.co.uk)
See the LYRICS under the video on YouTube.

 

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COINS

Canada Issues Legal Tender Coins with Imaginary Monsters on Them
"Canada’s Royal Mint has introduced a line of quarter dollar coins with native cryptids on them. One one side, you can find Queen Elizabeth II.
On the other, you’ll see variously Memphré, which is a reptilian monster that inhabits a lake in Quebec, Mishepishu,
which is a water panther of Lake Superior, or the more internationally famous Sasquatch."

(neatorama.com)


MORE COINS HERE
(mint.ca)



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ROUTINE

Dexter: Morning Routine

 

 

Dexter Intro - Night Routine

 

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NEW YORK TIMES

The New York Times Just Turned 160
"Last Sunday was the 160th anniversary of The New York Times. Throughout those years, The Times has created quite a reputation
for itself and has even garnered the nickname the “newspaper of record.” These days, the paper is the third most popular in the world,
only ranking behind The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, neither of which are location-based like The Times.
But how did the paper get to be so well-respected and widely circulated? Read on to learn more about the illustrious “Gray Lady.”

- The history of a legend
- Controversies that made the paper
- Changes to the icon
- Things that make the Times special

(neatorama.com)



"The Times was founded on September 18, 1851 by journalist/politician Henry Jarvis Raymond..."

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PETS

10 Famous Weird Pets in History
Astronomer Tycho Brahe (moose) - (deer) -   (pig) - John Quincy Adams (alligator) -   ("human" pet) -  (bear) - (monkey) -  (ocelot) - (raccoon) - Teddy Roosevelt (White House zoo)
"Before pocket-sized puppies became the norm amongst the rich and famous, alligators and drunken deer
could be found mingling at gatherings of noblemen and politicians..." 

(flavorwire.com)

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
"is a 2011 English-language thriller film directed by Tomas Alfredson, from a screenplay by Bridget O'Connor
and Peter Straughan based on the 1974 novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré...
Set in London in the 1970s, the story follows the hunt for a Soviet double agent at the top of the British secret service."

See Variations from the novel
(Wikipedia)

 

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CALENDARS

Why do we still buy calendars?
"The calendar sales season has begun, with 2012 editions going on sale in time for Christmas.
But in the digital age, why is the paper calendar so popular?"

(BBC)

Peculiar calendar themes :

  • Yoga cats
  • Coffins
  • Nuns having fun
  • Surf dogs
  • Steam engines
  • Goats in trees


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MEMORY / PASSIVE VOICE

B'Boss - Remembered

Lyrics below the video on YouTube.

"How do you want to be remembered?
For your honor or your pride?
How do you want to be remembered?
For your body or your mind?...

How do you want to be remembered?
For your anger or your love?
How do you want to be remembered?
For your beauty or your blood?...

How do you want to be remembered?...
For your pasion or your faith?
How do you want to be remembered?
For your father or your name?

How do you want to be remembered?
For your actions or your words?
How do you want to be remembered?
For your silence or your voice?..."

Ask your students!

 

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WEDDING

Tie the knot
Meaning : Get married.
+ Origin

(phrases.org.uk)

Wedding invitation
"KNOT: LOOP THAT IS FASTENED AND LOCKED SO IT IS DIFFICULT TO RELEASE,
AND THE MORE ITS ENDS ARE PULLED APART THE MORE IT TIES TOGETHER."

(behance.net)

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HOTEL

The Igloo Village in Kakslauttanen, Finland
"is like the Rolls-Royce of ice hotels. Each igloo is equipped with glass that allows you to gaze at the northern lights and millions of stars,
all while relaxing comfortably in your warm room...
Every igloo is equipped with a toilet and luxury beds and, every evening, a hot sauna and a refreshing ice hole await you...
In addition to the glass igloos, the resort features snow igloos, a snow restaurant, an ice gallery with ice sculptures, and a snow chapel..."

(mymodernmet.com)

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IMMIGRATION

The Migrations Map
"is an interactive map that lets you see which countries people are moving to and from across the world.
Here, for example, are the ten largest streams of immigrants into Australia.
The UK contributes the largest share with over one million current residents of Australia.
This map was made by Martin De Wulf, a computer scientist in Brussels."
(Neatorama)
Where are migrants coming from ?
Where have migrants left ?

(migrationsmap.net)

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AUDIO-LINGUA

** Sian : presentation ** par Sian (Melbourne, Australia) - 15 septembre 2011
Sian is Australian, born from a Welsh mother.

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** Katie : my school day ** par Katie (Indiana, USA) - 13 septembre 2011
Katie details a typical day at school in the US.

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** Katie : mascots and colors in US schools ** par Katie (Indiana, USA) - 13 septembre 2011
Katie explains the US tradition for each school to have a mascot and/or specific colors.

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EUROZONE

Cartoon: Achilles' Greek Heel
"In this cartoon from The Observer, Chris Riddell suggests that Greece is the EU's Achilles' heel..."
VOCABULARY + INTERPRETATION + PRONUNCIATION + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

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NEWS / FUTURE

News Can Help Predict the Future (13th September, 2011)
- a lesson plan
(breakingnewsenglish.com)

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FOOD

"I want to feed a billion kids. It's your boy, 50 Cent."
"Hard rapper 50 Cent softens at the idea of world hunger. He’s released a series of promo videos expressing his desire to feed
a billion people by donating a portion of profits made from his new energy drink, Street King, to the UN’s World Food Programme."

(neatorama.com)

 

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Introduction to Hamlet
(shakespeare-online.com)

Hamlet - Act I, scene v–Act II, scene i
"In the darkness, the ghost speaks to Hamlet, claiming to be his father’s spirit,
come to rouse Hamlet to revenge his death, a “foul and most unnatural murder” (I.v.25)..."

(sparknotes.com)

Hamlet - ACT I SCENE V - the text
"Please see the bottom of this page for full explanatory notes and related resources."
(shakespeare-online.com)

Hamlet: Act 1, scene 5
Summary / Analysis

(litcharts.com)

Shakespeare Quizzes - interactive
- Shakespeare's Opening Lines: The Quiz
- Shakespeare's Histories: The Quiz
- The Ultimate Hamlet Quiz
- The Ultimate Macbeth Quiz

(shakespeare-online.com)

The Shakespeare Glossary
"Here you will find the meanings of old and unusual words used in Elizabethan England.
If you need more information on a particular word or the context in which it is used,
please see the play or sonnet in which the word appears for detailed annotations."

(shakespeare-online.com)

 

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MONTHS / SEASONS

Months and Seasons + a song
Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

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WEBQUESTS

Laurence HAQUET (Ac. Rouen) a commencé à préparer des webquests sur différents aspects de la société britannique
pour sa classe de 4ème EURO
.
Voici les 3 premiers (4 autres viendront très bientôt):

"Les élèves sont amenés à remplir des minibooks qui sont téléchargeables en haut de chaque page.
Les élèves mettent en commun à l'oral ce qu'ils ont trouvé et compris et ils utilisent ensuite leurs notes pour réaliser une trace écrite.
A partir de la webquest N°3, il y a des documents audio et/ou vidéo."

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PETS

Pet Games and Interactives A to Z
(animal.discovery.com)

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Rugby World Cup 2011 - Activities
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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FRIENDS

Friendship & Relationships - Activities
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES

Possessive Adjectives Sentences - exercise to print
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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CONNECTIVES

Useful Connectives Place Mats  - Lists
(primaryresources.co.uk)

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HISTORY

US History Slideshows
(shmoop.com)

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SLEEP

Sleepers - Photos
(boston.com)


Man asleep in public transport

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RICK PERRY

Texas for president - cartoons
(cagle.com)

Perry and social security - cartoons
(cagle.com)

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STREET SWEEPER

"An unusual street sweeper, made of bamboo brooms, cleans the road in Shijiazhuang, capital of northern China."
(telegraph.co.uk)

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PIERCINGS

Rolf Buchholz enters record books with 453 piercings 
"A German man has gained entry into the 2012 Guinness World Record’s books for having the most piercings."

(outlandishnews.com)

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ZOO

A visit to the zoo
"
Watch the slideshow and play the game."
Created
by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

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ELECTIONS

OBAMA'S 2012 CHANCES - cartoons
(cagle.com)

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In the background :

Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand