Worth watching :o)
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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 ?!
Worth watching :o)
CNN breaking news (01'35") : worksheet
"European travelers in Europe get an early Christmas gift as more passengers are moving." CNN's Atika Shubert reports :
On air on December 22, 2010
Click on the snow flake :
understand the video !
The smaller snow flake will head you to the transcript :
It looks as if Google assembled the largest collection of words
ever gathered online !
These words have been taken "from 5 million books published over the past four centuries."
All of these words have become part of a database Harvard researchers are interested in : they say this new tool is powerful enough to help analyse cultural change. "The words are a product of Google's book-scanning project. The company has converted approximately 15 million books so far into electronic documents. That's about 15 percent of all books ever published. It includes books published in English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Russian and Hebrew." (the article was written by Dan CHARLES - December 16, 2010)
Still... let us not forget it is but a tool :o)
"British academics fear the government's plans for cuts will have a negative impact on the north of the county and are to unite to fight against the plan.
Principal Mark Silverman has called for MPs support.
"I am concerned at the Department of Education's decision to stop paying Education Maintenance Allowances to 16 to 18-year-olds in July 2011. I have written to the college's local MPs to ask for their support in seeking reconsideration of the matter. The allowance is vital in enabling learners from low income families to stay in full time education."
The Education Maintenance Allowance is between £10 and £30 and is paid to poor 16 to 18-year-olds to enable them to continue their education, afford travel costs, equipment and books."
"Snow extends from Northern Ireland southward past Dublin, and from Scotland southward into England." Its cover stops close to London : there, the expanded white corresponds to clouds.
Photo taken from Aqua (N.A.S.A. satellite) -December 8, 2010
Quoted sentence & satellite photo by the N.A.S.A. -in the Public Domain
VIDEO comprehension TRAINING
CBC news - StatsCan
"A fake wi-fi hotspot run by criminals could allow them
to steal passwords and log into social networking sites :
[...] Facebook has responded by saying it advises people to be careful with what data they give out to unknown networks, "in the same way we look to draw out cash from legitimate ATM (cashpoint) machines". [...] Apple has responded to the way that the latest iPhone is unlocked in this video, by saying that a recent update can be downloaded to prevent this."
... maybe both :o)
The film shows HRH the Prince of Wales' new way of looking at our world. It was released on NBC on Friday, November 19 at 10:00 PM. The trailer (01'42") ⇓
And here is the ⇓ transcript of the trailer :
Below, a teaser from the film ⇓ ; it includes a few short parts from the previous trailer and it is much longer (04'05")