Suivre ce blog Administration + Créer mon blog

What For ?

  • : anglais
  • : Variety's on this English menu : have fun practising ! ~~~ Progresse en anglais au fil des divers articles et supports :-)
  • Contact


Sauf mention contraire, tout contenu d'anglais.over-blog.org est sous licence CC BY-NC-SAAny part of anglais.over-blog.org  is under a CC BY-NC-SA License, unless otherwise mentioned.

MUSIC's also a way...

   ... to the 'Anglosphere' :o)
12 mars 2011 6 12 /03 /mars /2011 02:19

March 11, 2011


Predicted tsunami wave heights

The tsunami set off warnings for much of the Pacific basin including the west coast of the United States and South America. Officials say waves have not caused major damage in Hawaii and pose no flooding danger in California.                     Source : NOAA Center for Tsunami Research, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory


Magnitude of shaking

An 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck the coast of Japan on Friday at a depth of about 17 miles below the earth's surface. Dozens of aftershocks, some of magnitude 6.0 or greater, were felt after the quake.                                     Source : U.S. Geological Survey

>>>   Damage reports in diverse places  (the New-York Times)

                           Seismicity-generated tsunamis :                         when tectonic earthquakes occur  beneath the sea, the water above the deformed area is displaced from its equilibrium position

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3a/Eq-gen4.jpg/120px-Eq-gen4.jpgSee how it works in wikipedia article

>>>  An interactive map

from The Guardian :

fault lines, tsunami warnings, epicentre of the first quake, aftermath...

Partager cet article
11 mars 2011 5 11 /03 /mars /2011 07:26


America's national   grid  is outdated and inefficient :

nowadays increasing the renewable energy generation is the solution. Power should be generated from sources as diverse as the sun, the wind, the seas and even waste.

http://www.americainfra.com/media/media-news/infographics/091020-Power-SmartGridsEurope.pngIt is currently difficult for consumers to see how much electricity they are using. Smart grid  devices are being developed to help consumers monitor and cut back their electricity usage, allowing them to cut down their energy bills and pinpoint off-peak hours in which to run their energy-intensive machines.


Solar panels are good examples of renewable energy generating devices:

Partager cet article
11 mars 2011 5 11 /03 /mars /2011 01:07


U.S. Infrastructure (magazine) :

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.switched.com/media/2009/10/infographic-how-much-power-does-it-take-to-power-the-internet.pngClick on the illustration to get the full-size infographic

Listening, reading online, tweeting, building Facebook walls, downloading or uploading, building websites, sending e-mails (or receiving them !)... All these online activities need to be powered ! Between 2000 and 2005, the power needed to power the Internet and the servers doubled worldwide.

Read the article below :


Partager cet article
10 mars 2011 4 10 /03 /mars /2011 00:52

The U.S. map below

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_t6rV3U9ZEHM/SbK4Qj18iSI/AAAAAAAASBk/yIrlUgAzw2o/s400/DeathPenaltyChart.jpgshows the present statute of capital punishment in the U.S.A. ...

  Illinois is now the 16th state to abandon capital punishment.

On January 6, the Illinois House approved a  bill to repeal the death penalty by a vote of 60 - 54 and yesterday (March 9), Illinois Governor (Mr Quinn) abolished the death penalty.
The facts sheet below    was issued by the Death Penalty Information Center :
It was updated... on March 9, 2011. This document shows various items such as the race of the defendents executed, the number of exonerations by the State or of executions by region, etc : they are displayed on tables, pie-charts, bar-charts...

USA Today -"Illinois abolishes death penalty -clears death row" :
The New-York Times - "Justice advances in Illinois" :
[you need a (free) subscritpion to read this one]
Time - "Illinois Gov. signs death penalty ban" :
BBC news - "Illinois abolishes death penalty" :



Last but not least... The Chicago Tribune - "Quinn signs death penalty ban, commutes 15 death row sentences to life" :

Partager cet article
9 mars 2011 3 09 /03 /mars /2011 08:34

>>>  "Exit to the Gift Shop"  -Banksy's documentary film

was released last year.


The article from 'The Independent' (February 17, 2011) :


tells you about the artist and his documentary film... now.


The document below (blue folder) shows English language points worth focusing on I highlighted in the article :


Partager cet article
8 mars 2011 2 08 /03 /mars /2011 12:05

It looks like a company  flowchart...  but it's an ironic parody :

"Why hasn't the person you texted responded yet ?"

http://4.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com/95/21/bb79dafbe5ed87f3cd85bca452e0d737.jpghttp://8.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com/44/18/4fd6c38618965355e9e3e6b247ff96ae.jpgThe flowchart is made of 2 different illustrations you can click on separately to get the full-size pictures.

Illustrations by Susanna Wolff -pretty good work ;)


Partager cet article
8 mars 2011 2 08 /03 /mars /2011 09:00

Click to open the infographic :


  and then, start the interactive : visualise "Wonder Women" in their various domain (related colour)

"The women portrayed in this interactive are just a selection of influential, pioneering and successful women from across the world. They were chosen for their remarkable contributions to their field, despite their educational, social and economic status. Many were trailblazers for future women working in male-dominated fields; many had to fight for success and recognition which may have gone ignored."


by The OpenLearn team & Dr Gill Kirkup  (The Open University), made available
under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence


Partager cet article
8 mars 2011 2 08 /03 /mars /2011 07:40

Try and list as many examples as possible in the video clip below...

...showing women and men aren't  equals. Who made this video  clip ?  What does it aim at ? Do you find it effective... and why (not) ?

Though  this clip is not  an advert, it  uses a traditional advertising  feature  : which one ? <<<  You will find some help in the mind map  "How to analyse an advertisement", below :



Partager cet article
5 mars 2011 6 05 /03 /mars /2011 20:14


"Historian and author Diane Ravitch joined Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show"  to discuss education reform".  Testing and (over)choice are undermining the US education Diane Ravitch says :


"Kids have to have a reason to go to school -I've never met any child [...] who said 'I can't wait to go to school for test prep' " D. Ravitch says.
The Huffington Post : "According to Ravitch, the preoccupation with standardized testing and teacher bashing won't remedy the education crisis when poverty and racial inequality continue to plague schools."
Partager cet article
3 mars 2011 4 03 /03 /mars /2011 19:47

... tackles the story of the shooting of JFK

hence its title "11/22/63". Go to  his official website : you'll get the   synopsis  of the book, which will be released in... November !


Stephen King is known for his suspense and sometimes fantastic novels : you've probably heard of "Cujo", "The Shining", "The Tommyknockers", "Misery"... or other stories that give the creeps. Many of them have been adapted into films, as the legendary "The Shining" :

or as "Misery" -below, a film review :


Partager cet article