decode this brief US history by Michael Moore :
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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 ?!
The timeline below shows various American TV series
that can be watched also in France -until December 2012 :
Lots of them are rather famous in France : you probably already know many of them, as "Dexter", "Medium", "NCIS", or...
Their quality varies -of course- but some of them are quite interesting : provided you view the "MULTILINGUAL" version whenever you are allowed to, watching these programmes in English will help you... improve your English !
You can put the subtitles on, which also helps you understand the series. And now... have a nice programme ! :-)
The video you've started studying :
CONSUMERISM - BRANDING
The video clip you started studying yesterday was made in 2008 :
As for specific VOCABULARY,
the documents below may help you :
- The "Describing & Analysing an Advert" RECAP SHEET based on an advert for Tetley (tea) :
it includes vocabulary + key questions to help you analyse
an advert ;
it shows elementary words and phrases specific to the
advertising and branding world.
Your turn :
check the meaning of the words you don't know
(or still hesitate on).
Tale - B1/2
You've just started studying "Gun violence in the US" in 'XL Terminale' textbook...
The passage was adapted from an article by Stuart Jeffries, (from 'The Guardian' - May 17, 2002)
and I thought you might feel like reading it :
The Simple English Wikipedia definition :
Wind turbines use the kinetic power of the wind to generate electricity. Historically, they were more frequently used as a mechanical device to turn machinery.
There are two main sorts of wind generators : those with a vertical axis and those with a horizontal axis.
Here are the 3 main types of wind turbines :
HAWT / VAWT = horizontal / vertical axis wind turbines
updated November 25, 2011
Banksy's mural in East London
The Daily Mail decodes the image :
"It depicts a water tap being called - a tap phoned - with a simulated phone ringing 'Brinngg, Brinngg' as well as a confused person with a thought bubble which reads 'Oh no... my tap's been phoned.' "
'The Guardian' online hasn't reported yet, but meanwhile you can browse their previous articles on Banksy in the 'Art & Design' Section
When Radio BBC4 interview focuses on Twitter, Hugh Laurie...
... hesitates ("I'm not...") but then admits ("Well actually I am !") he is well signed up to Stephen Fry's(1) Twitter account... He immediately adds he has "purely unmixed feelings about Twitter"... you'll discover them below :
The British actor outlines "the social cost of every tweet" : when for instance, we happen to be bothered -in a restaurant, as messages are received or sent (from underneath the table !)- and our conversations get interrupted...