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Libre à qui le souhaite de tisser ici ses propres fils avec ceux d'un blog à la trame dessinée par l'anglais et son univers. Orientés par exemple par l'histoire, l'humour, la musique ou le cinéma ses vidéos, textes, sons, illustrations -etc- viennent y prolonger les thèmes explorés en cours, et j'y publie des ressources conçues pour enrichir la pratique de la langue. S'il peut devenir outil de progression, je souhaite aussi qu'il vous procure plaisir et parfois même amusement... why not ?!
Here is an INFOGRAPHIC
that will show you the Internet -and the way we use it- has changed. Not only have its technical features evolved, but our habits have, too !
Consider these data and information closely, then report...
- what the Internet features were, 10 years ago ;
- what has varied, and how it has changed, today.
⇒ PRACTISE the use of PRETERITE (PAST simple) / PRESENT PERFECT
Here is the song you worked on this morning,during your first training Comprehension Assignment,. Indeed, it's more lively than the written text... and I hope you'll like it. It may not be your favourite music style, but... it is definitely energetic ! :o)
The video above shows Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band singing the song during 2009 Hyde Park concert in London.
"Colour is one of the most powerful methods of design. However, it is not entirely universal. Colours that entice in North America are different from those that entice in India [...]"
The infographic below
displays the passive voice 'mechanism' :
By clicking on the illustration, you'll see the full-size illustration, so that you can read it.
Banksy has issued 2 new paintings on his website,
so as to show he'll keeep on street spray-painting --no matter how clean London streets might be made...
"Tourists don't come to London for shining perfection. They come for old and new in chaotic ungainly juxtaposition. And they come, partly, for Banksy. The prince of street art is our most famous contemporary artist, however much the moneyed art world would like to believe otherwise. Banksy postcards and canvas Banksy reproductions sell alongside royal memorabilia in London – west country man as he may be. So how is the Olympics benefiting London by enforcing a clean-up of its most globally recognised art movement ? [...]"
Full article ^^^ click above
Street art is seen by the Olympics as a problem to be solved. It's not, it's part of London's identity, and a reason why people visit [...] The Guardian logo to read the article by Jonathan Jones (July 20, 2012)
"In cleaning up London's graffiti for the Olympics city authorities threaten to squelch the work of one of its biggest celebrities, the street artist Banksy, but on Monday the secretive graffiti artist showed he wouldn't be deterred from creating Olympics-related art while the whole world is watching. The new pieces that appeared on Banksy's website put police, who've threatened to remove any graffity they find, in the position of having to power-wash valuable artwork. [...]"
Full article ^^^ click above
The Cultural Show
the video highlights the artist's multiple sides :
Using the English definite article is often quite tricky. for French learners
This colourful infographic helps choose which article to use, step by step :