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MUSIC's also a way...

   ... to the 'Anglosphere' :o)
9 mars 2014 7 09 /03 /mars /2014 16:40

The video displays places and events we currently consider typically British : hence a series of corresponding sounds, such as tea pouring from a tea pot  :o)

"What would be your perfect day in Great Britain ? Where would you go ? And what would you do ? Who would you meet ? And what would you eat ?" You can create "your day exactly as you'd want it" on the "Sounds of Britain" interactive version.
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8 mars 2014 6 08 /03 /mars /2014 10:04

Click below to start the quiz on the BBC website :BBCquiz-womensrights_overblog.jpg

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28 février 2014 5 28 /02 /février /2014 18:03


The Daily Telegraph TECH news reporter Miranda Prynne tells us about the top emerging technologies : a top ten list has been composed by the WEF (World Economic Forum) : each innovating technology was selected for its actual "positive impact on the world".

Click the Telegraph logo and read the article


(26 Feb 2014)

Here's the full list of the top 10 emerging technologies :

 Brain-computer interfaces

Mining metals from desalination brine

Nanostructured carbon composites 

Grid-scale electricity storage

Body-adapted wearable electronics 

Nanowire lithium-ion batterie:

Screenless display

Human microbiome therapeutics

RNA-based therapeutics


Quantified self (predictive analytics) 

Would you reorder the ten technologies differently ?

Which one would be your #1 ? Which one would be your #10 ? Why ?

Explain your answers.

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23 février 2014 7 23 /02 /février /2014 18:12

x sentence for each idiom.

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21 février 2014 5 21 /02 /février /2014 21:56

Have you ever heard of the "L.U.S.A." ? :o)

Have a glance at this map :


it's a map of the Literary United States of America !

The map was created by Geoff SAWERS and Bridget Hannigan, and dealt with by Simon GARFIELD "Mapping America Writers", an article from  The Economist 's Intelligent Life website (November 2012).

Nowadays word clouds allow us to create any kind of picture-shaped meaningful groups of words. Computers help us do them, but... literary maps aren't recent !

Geoff Sawers and Bridget Hannigan also created literary maps of....

Ireland :


the United Kingdom :


The literary map of Wales

was created by Geoff Sawers and Gwyn Tudur Davies


Mind that the authors' names are not randomly located on the map : as Simon GARFIELD explains in his article, as for the U.S.A., "The project exposed literary trends : a tight concentration of old-school stars in the east, and of younger, more experimental writers spreading, pioneer-style, westwards."

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15 février 2014 6 15 /02 /février /2014 08:20

Click on this mind map :

check when you do not need to use the article "the" before a noun (or a noun group)


Quand ne dois-tu pas utiliser l'article défini "the" devant un nom ou un groupe nominal ?

Les différentes réponses sont ici.... clique sur cette carte !

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14 février 2014 5 14 /02 /février /2014 19:06

Human lungs are currently being grown in a lab in Texas

and here's how :


The video below presents two researchers from the University of Minnesota working on the same issue :


2 related articles from :  

NY Daily News (Feb. 15, 2014) :

« Scientists in Texas 'grow' uman lungs in a lab » by Victoria Taylor

Medical Daily (Feb. 14, 2014) 

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5 février 2014 3 05 /02 /février /2014 20:06

Fantasy novels

have become one of the favourite teens' literary genre.

This infographic deconstructs their architecture ; it also shows many of its elements are related to one of the 4 notions you're studying for the BAC exam -myths & heroes... and you may well learn some useful vocabulary.

A Breadown of Your Favorite Fantasy Novels - An Infographic from BestInfographics.co

Embedded from bestinfographics

Tolkien'sHobbit symbolises the archetypal hero and his quest will get him through various ordeals...

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3 février 2014 1 03 /02 /février /2014 14:35

Many of you may get anxious when performing a presentation : here is a slideshow that displays a few tips which are helping you to get more confident :

You'll see they're quite handy and may easily be used : have a try ! :o)
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1 janvier 2014 3 01 /01 /janvier /2014 13:23

New Year's resolutions

Watch the video below :

and practise your listening skills : answer the MCQ (7 questions) below :

New Year's Resolutions - a QUIZ


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