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18 mars 2011 5 18 /03 /mars /2011 06:30

                    NHK World is a Japanese TV channel that broadcasts news and information

on Japan's politics, business, culture, entertainment and more.

Here the journalist explains what happened to the nuclear reactor near Fukushima. His speech is both slow rythmed ans clear, and plain diagrams and pictures illustrate his explanations.


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17 mars 2011 4 17 /03 /mars /2011 16:00


I've been noting or scribbling these Irish sayings and blessings here and there : in Ireland, or collecting others from books (sometimes magazines) and more recently from the Internet.

2-leave-Irish clover

Click on ^^^  the shamrock

Some of them are close to poems, some others are rather humourous. Actually, I cannot guarantee 100% the 'Irishness' of them all... but I do hope you'll enjoy reading them ;-)

You'll also view pictures of Irish symbols in this document : can you recognise/name them ??

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17 mars 2011 4 17 /03 /mars /2011 15:00

Some of these Irish recipes from the 'Emerald Isle' are part of Saint Patrick's Day worldwide celebrations :

                                Copy_of_shamrockMap_306X172.jpg  <<<  from the BBC website

Celebrate St Patrick's day too with Irish_stew.jpg  traditional beef stew ,

 Soda_bread.jpg  soda bread

and  Chocolate_Cheesecake.JPG  Baileys and chocolate cheesecake ... along with

twelve other St Patrick's recipes !

Yummy !  


Photos :

Irish stew : by Charles Haynes (Flickr) CC-BY-SA-2.0  soda bread : by Heather "Moria", CC-BY-SA-2.0  cheesecake : by Silar  CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0


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17 mars 2011 4 17 /03 /mars /2011 13:08

When Caroline Duggan -a music teacher from Dublin- started teaching in Bronx Bathgate Avenue the kids wondered why she "spoke like that". She explained it was because she was Irish ; she also showed them Riverdance classic Irish dances... and then one thing led to another. Eventually, the Keltic Dreams were born !

Let's see... how did it go ? Watch the New York Times' video  <<<


a CNN Report :

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16 mars 2011 3 16 /03 /mars /2011 23:28

These "top 100 book" are shown on a Guardian infographic :

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/photobylines/2011/3/14/1300105749763/Information-is-Beautiful--001.jpg"Do Top 100 Books polls and charts agree on a set of classics ? [...] the results of over 15 notable book polls, readers surveys and top 100's both popular and high-brow [books /.../] included all Pulitzer Prize winners, Desert Island Discs choices from recent years, Oprah's Bookclub list, and, of course, The Guardian's Top 100 Books of All Time." David McCandless & Miriam Quick explain.  As a result of their frequency analysis of the gathered titles, you get this "'consensus cloud visualisation" of the most mentioned books titles.

What would your Top 100 books be ?


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16 mars 2011 3 16 /03 /mars /2011 13:20


"20 ways to teach about the disaster in Japan across the curriculum" :

http://www.pdclipart.org/albums/Education/thumb_help-books-aj.svg_aj_ash_01.png(you need a free subscription to access the article)


The US Geological Survey  -or USGS-  website also displays resources and information on natural hazards (earthquakes, tsunamis, floods....) :

  US Geological Survey - hazards       <<<


The USGS illustrated glossary   <<<

 see  "tsunami" <<<   for instance.

The Weekly Reader :



"Classroom News Break" - materials for the classroom

(March 14)

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16 mars 2011 3 16 /03 /mars /2011 00:01

In Rikunzekataka city, a Junior High School has been converted into living quarters :

A youngster writes a message for his grandfather who is missing. The youth is ware there must be a great deal of people like him, and he is writing for people "to feel like him", "to keep the desire living".  Let's make his writing travel throughout the world -pass it on !


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15 mars 2011 2 15 /03 /mars /2011 18:49

Here is the transcript of the National Geographic video from the previous post :


"Marine Census complete"



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15 mars 2011 2 15 /03 /mars /2011 15:33

... is now complete !

Watch the video and answer the quiz  :
    The Marine Life Census is over !
1) According to the video beginning, man's life is strongly connected to...
- The Census of Marine Life -

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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 12:44

   Some time before the Academy Awards,

   webtrends  illustrated  the  buzz on the

   possible  winners on  this  striking  info-



   <<< click on the illustration to get the full-size



   Today you know  2011 Awards winners :

   compare the buzz  forecasts with the

   actual results :


  which was the most realistic forecast ?


  Which one was the least successful ??


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