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MUSIC's also a way...

   ... to the 'Anglosphere' :o)
4 février 2018 7 04 /02 /février /2018 10:03

The first sketch from the programme's here !

"American Gothic"

was painted  by Grant Wood.

The artist  "combined Americana with European technique. Inspired by the window that recalled the cathedrals he had seen in Europe during his training and travels, [Grant] Wood posed his quintessentially American figures in a "rigid frontal arrangement" that recalls Northern Renaissance art, while mimicking that movement's close attention to detail."

 

The artist  "combined Americana with European technique. Inspired by the window that recalled the cathedrals he had seen in Europe during his training and travels, [Grant] Wood posed his quintessentially American figures in a "rigid frontal arrangement" that recalls Northern Renaissance art, while mimicking that movement's close attention to detail." (From "15 Things You Might Not Know About American Gothic" - June 2015)

Here is a second video, also based on "American Gothic"...

have fun :o)


 

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3 février 2018 6 03 /02 /février /2018 10:51

The video-sketch (below) is the first from a series of 30 worldwide famous art pieces revisited on French/German 'arte' programme "A Musée vous, A Musée moi" [French VO].

"The problem we all live with" (painted in1963 by Norman Rockwell) evokes Ruby Bridges, the first black American to enter a white school... she needed to be escorted by guards to access school safely !

 

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10 décembre 2017 7 10 /12 /décembre /2017 12:00

Why is punctuation important, and does it matter if we get it wrong ?
Neil and Alice discuss rhetoric, commas, and why using full stops when we’re texting can make us sound insincere.

This week's question : What is another word for the keyboard sign that represents a paragraph ?

Is it… a) pilcrow ?   b) bodkin ?   c) pica ? ... You'll hear the answer at the end of the programme.

Vocabulary

stuffy
formal

sloppy
careless 
stickler
somebody who insists on a certain way of doing a particular thing
irony
using words to mean something that is the opposite of its most usual meaning 
rhetoric
the art of persuasive speaking 
literal
the usual meaning of a word or phrase 
clause
grammatical unit containing a subject and a verb 
emoticons
facial expressions made out of keyboard characters

And here is >>  the transcript of the programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8 décembre 2017 5 08 /12 /décembre /2017 18:06

Click the picture and play the time game...

Rules : click the clock showing the right time and feed the mouse !

Show the time... and feed the mouse !

A toi de trouver l'horloge correspondant à l'heure transcrite en bleu indigo...

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6 décembre 2017 3 06 /12 /décembre /2017 08:08

You work for the WWF Advertising Department : you'll have to design the front page of a  leaflet campaigning against man-made global warming effects.

The WWF = the World Wildlife Fund : a global environment-friendly organization created 56 years ago. Its logo 

shows a black and white panda (a protected species)

Watch the picture below attentively... then write as many words or phrases (expressions) as possible !

 

TIP : Reuse the previous vocabulary activities (Questions 1 to 5 page 31 - workbook, ex. #1-2 -copy) and the vocabulary mind map on the environment you worked on last week.

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Tu travailles pour le Service Publicitaire du WWF. Ta mission est de concevoir (rédiger et illustrer) la première de couverture d'un prospectus de campagne contre les effets du réchauffement climatique causés par l'Homme.

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4 décembre 2017 1 04 /12 /décembre /2017 21:30

IMPACTS of global warming

Although the environment endures a great deal of threats and damages, there may be  some solutions. The mind map below  shows  things  people  could  do  to  slow  global  warming   and  to  protect  our  planet :

http://api.ning.com/files/JliM5*KZOwhIPRqJ*JZe5UVFiEFwv9zlzTYcao5Zms2W0ynPG7E4wRb7MhtVpO92KkZ5yZsOxbu3eUi8t*YOsNfEbnuX8MiT/whatyoucando.jpgThe third map indicates the origins of global warming :

 

[Click on each mind map to get the full-size illustration (you can enlarge the picture on the web page : CTRL++]

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29 novembre 2017 3 29 /11 /novembre /2017 14:12

Fait avec Padlet
Thanks to H. Humbert for his work & for sharing :-)

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28 novembre 2017 2 28 /11 /novembre /2017 15:59

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31 octobre 2017 2 31 /10 /octobre /2017 18:33

🎃  Let's discover the origins of Hallowe'en 👻 :

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31 octobre 2017 2 31 /10 /octobre /2017 11:57

"This is Halloween" is a song from  "The night before Christmas" ,

  a fantasy film by Tim Burton... enjoy the clip :

No copyright infringement intended -all music belongs to Disney and the artists from "This Is Halloween" (excerpted from "the Nightmare Before Christmas").

On top of the article is a link to Wikipedia's article on the film...
Below is
 
His drawings and animations are worth watching  :o)

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