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15 septembre 2010 3 15 /09 /septembre /2010 19:46

Do you live nearby Paris ? ... Lucky you !!  :o)

Vincennes is hosting the fifth    

>>>   F E S T I V A L - A M E R I C A  

on September 23, 24, 25 and 26.

Writers will make you travel throughout Canada, Cuba, Haiti, Mexico and the U.S.A. The Festival America is now famous : it aims at getting you discover and know the cultures of North America, not only through their literature, but also their cinema, photography, dance, music or fine arts.


Have a look at the   

>>>         2010  Programme

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15 septembre 2010 3 15 /09 /septembre /2010 16:43


Click on the photo ^^^                           

to get the vocabulary naming the main elements of a man's head / face.


The photo we used this week is the portrait of a famous British journalist and writer...


Photo in the Public Domain

You asked me who the man was. Well... you must find the answer :o)   [why not use  Wikipedia ?]

Remember the clues I gave you : he was born in the beginning of the 20th century (1903) and wrote a famous novel : "1984". 

Who is he ??

You can write a comment to send me your answer... when you find it !


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11 septembre 2010 6 11 /09 /septembre /2010 15:48

Don't you know what procrastination is ?

  A few examples  :o)

"Sometimes the only way to get something done is

to do two dozen other things first" !

Here is the >>>   transcript of the video 

Worksheet >>>  in process

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10 septembre 2010 5 10 /09 /septembre /2010 20:01

When I watched the film "Inception"...

... indeed, I was impressed with the special effects and the fabulous landscapes : honestly, I can still hear the threatening music leitmotiv playing... Besides, the actors were all pretty good and although the story was complex, it was  fascinating !

I have just found a graphic novel that tells the "Inception" story.


Click on the illustration ^^^ above

(it's a fake poster). This graphic novel looks like

comics : try and read it !


This beautiful poster was created by Jordan A. and licensed under

the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 

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9 septembre 2010 4 09 /09 /septembre /2010 17:06

"Inception" is Dom Cobb's last job :

this time, instead of extracting an idea from someone's dreams,

he will have to instil an idea into a man's dreams

 Matt Sinopoli, a web graphic designer, has designed the 5 levels of inception that the heroes will have to go through to achieve their goal.

  If you haven't seen the film yet, STOP reading and don't watch the illustration : "What follows should only be viewed by people who have already seen "Inception". It contains heavy, critical spoilers which will impact your viewing of the film."  If you've already seen the film... CLICK on the illustration :http://www.cinemablend.com/images/news/19643/_1280106601.jpg

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8 septembre 2010 3 08 /09 /septembre /2010 20:32

US Route 66

First, click on the photo to get a short Wikipedia (simple English) article

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e8/Route_66_road_signal.JPG/120px-Route_66_road_signal.JPG                                                                 (1)

Here is >>>  a French radio programme about the Road 66 :

a Geography Professor (Olivier Archambeau - Parix VIII) went there

with two of his students, and made a kind of "geophotographic" tour.

The programme ("Planète Terre") podcast (about 30') shares their voyage and their feelings.

This trip is part of a worldwide project : making an iconographic account of the landscapes and human activities that border the great historic routes in the world.

Today, the audio podcast file's in French... I hope you'll enjoy it !


(1) = Photo under CC BY-SA license, by Fabio Pozzato

(to) be part of = (to) belong

make an account of.... = (here) tell the story of...

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2 septembre 2010 4 02 /09 /septembre /2010 13:19

Hey... I do hope you're not looking like him right now !!

http://www.rcavs.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/1971-7-150x150.jpg (1)

May you  FILL  this  SCHOOL  YEAR






... Wish you a nice school year :o)


(1) : Illustration by Jessie Willcox Smith

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1 août 2010 7 01 /08 /août /2010 19:10


& B2+above

  A 07'09" video explains the assets of the Ivy League

now might have become their flaw

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/79/Q%26D.jpgClick on the photo (1) ^^^

and scroll down to watch the video.

The prestigious Ivy League Colleges (Columbia, Princeton, Harvard...) are used to generating America's elite : from President Obama  -and the First Lady-  to all the judges in the Supreme Court, now. This exclusive educational system is meant to give birth to nearly cloned and moulded winners : a system that's more and more criticized by the Americans. To such an extent, that learning from failure... starts being taught there !

Sylvie Laurent, a French senior lecturer -and an America specialist-  teaching in Paris 'Sciences Po', decodes the Ivy League : though she speaks French the document sounds interesting  :-)


(1) Photo of Cornell University by Cornellian24  -released in the Public Domain.

Cornell  belongs to the Ivy League : it is in Ithaca -New York-

and was founded in 1865. Your can see ivy   covering part of its buildings...

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31 juillet 2010 6 31 /07 /juillet /2010 16:14

"America, are you happy ? The emotional words contained in hundreds of millions of messages posted to the Twitter website may hold the answer.

Computer scientist Alan Mislove at Northeastern University in Boston and colleagues have found that these "tweets" suggest that the west coast is happier than the east coast, and across the country happiness peaks each Sunday morning, with a trough on Thursday evenings. The team calls their work the "pulse of the nation".[...]"  Excerpted from "Twitter mood maps reveal emotional states of America" :

http://www.newscientist.com/data/images/ns/cms/dn19200/dn19200-2_300.jpgThe article ^^^

by Celeste Biever, in  'The New Scientist' (July 21, 2010)


"Pulse of the nation" - a map :

US mood throughout the day inferred from Twitter


green = happiness  |  red = unhappiness

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30 juillet 2010 5 30 /07 /juillet /2010 19:55

In "Oil Spill : Lake Michigan Photos"

I told you about Jane Fulton's photos : they had us imagine an oil spill in Michigan too. Hers looks like premonitory work today :



Here is the transcript of the 36-second video from NBC news :


     "And with the current sensitivity about oil, a  spill in Michigan is getting a lot of attention : a  leaking pipeline that sent oil into a creek, that fills the Kalamazoo River.

And while booms have been deployed, an estimated 848,000 gallons of oil has already escaped here.

      Trails of oil sheen could be seen all the way down river far from the  bulk of the spill : it's coming from a 30-inch  pipe  that  runs  from Indiana to Ontario, owned by a  Canadian  company  -Enbridge-  who  carries  8,000,000 gallons a day. Officials say they don't know what caused that pipe to start leaking yesterday..."

http://media.mlive.com/kzgazette_impact/photo/oil-spill-kalamazoo-river-map-graphic-0647095ad2da79fc.jpgThe map ^^^ above

shows the oil course down the river


Feel free to send a comment with corrections of the transcript, if any :o)

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