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MUSIC's also a way...

   ... to the 'Anglosphere' :o)
22 avril 2010 4 22 /04 /avril /2010 17:40

I have to confess... I've been learning a lot about the history of Earth Day, while preparing this quiz . Welll... your turn, now :o)  

 

     
 
   The history of Earth Day - a QUIZ !
     1) Earth Day is celebrated on...
  the 4th Thursday of April
  April 22
  April 21
  the 33rd day after spring
 

Hey, don't !

Don't cheat... take the quiz first, and when it's over look up articles and sites to find out the missing answers : Wikipedia article will help, but you can also read     >>>  this page

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22 avril 2010 4 22 /04 /avril /2010 15:14
Earth Day was founded in the very end of the 1960's
The idea started developing in September 1969...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Earth_flag_PD.jpg/800px-Earth_flag_PD.jpg(1)
...and in April 1970, the first Earth Day gathered millions of American protesters !
Click on the satellite image of our planet
to find out about Earth Day in wikipedia.

Global warming is one of Earth Day concerns
In this video Al Gore, rougly explains
the global warming process :
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(1) = A N.A.S.A. image of the Earth   (Public Domain)
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21 avril 2010 3 21 /04 /avril /2010 15:57

Earth Day's coming soon... be ready !

  For a start, you can click on the logo below...

http://api.ning.com/files/cl0FYI4Bh8vwC7ZUGM*rH05KFLq*DKtu168h0UUFtYI0YnHobI*SLEQWP6Cjr5rwXEqUnDxo9C9F2Q615ZXv6SHmZvaq-HCY/edtvtransparent.png?width=300

  and visit the site of EarthDayTELEVISION.

There, you can watch specific channels like Global warming / Alternative energy / Greener living / Earth Day (and others) or videos related to these channels.

The pictures in the videos are gorgeous :

I hope you'll enjoy them ;o)

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18 avril 2010 7 18 /04 /avril /2010 21:47

On March 20, the Eyjafjallajokull  (pheeew  ;o) volcano bursts for the first time in 190 years

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/4/16/1271417307218/eruption-at-Fimmv-rduh-ls-007.jpg 

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/4/16/1271417305595/eruption-at-Fimmv-rduh-ls-006.jpg

 

2 days later, lava continues

to spew out

and spill

into nearby canyons

 

  April 14 : the Icelandic Civil Protection Department orders evacuations of towns and farms near the volcano due to flooding caused by the melting snow and sub-glacial eruption

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/4/16/1271417302074/eruption-at-Fimmv-rduh-ls-003.jpg

15 April 2010 : an image issued by the University of Dundee from

Nasa's Terra satellite shows the ash plume travelling

from Iceland to the north of the UK

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/4/16/1271417313511/Volcanic-ash-causes-trave-008.jpg_____________________________

All pictures by the N.A.S.A. (Public Domain)

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17 avril 2010 6 17 /04 /avril /2010 22:55

... for fear that her quoting their name (Marché Saint-Pierre) would ruin their reputation ! 

casque-micro-rge-et-noir.jpg

 

 

     "Parisian shop sues crime

      writer"click on the

      headset  -left- to listen to

      the report

 

 

       You can check your comprehension

by clicking on the bookhttp://www.openclipart.org/image/250px/svg_to_png/jean_victor_balin_book.pngYou'll get the transcript of the audio report.


The writer's reaction was quoted 3 days ago in an article by the Guardian :

read the   article here.  <<< 

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17 avril 2010 6 17 /04 /avril /2010 22:06

The exact composition of the Icelandic volcano plume is not known precisely ; "the pollutants of greatest concern to human health in plumes from volcanoes are normally mineral particulates, sulphur dioxide (SO2), fluoridic acids and hydrochloric acid". 

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/flash/newsgraphics/2010/0416-volcano-airport-map/new_airports_map.jpg

Forecasts predict the volcano plume should disperse as on the map below :  http://www2.dmu.dk/atmosphericenvironment/Vulkansky/dreameu_ani.gif

Maps & quotes from the National Environmental Research Institute Aarhus University  <<<

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a plume  of dust, smoke,... = a tall, thin mass of smoke, dust or similar

substance, that rises up into the air

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17 avril 2010 6 17 /04 /avril /2010 21:35

TEACHERS' LOUNGE

http://www.clker.com/cliparts/b/7/4/f/1195437523539245054johnny_automatic_Statue_of_Liberty_detail.svg.thumb.png

The film was released in Autumn 2009, and it's currently on screen in our city

The twelve vignettes it is made of all deal with encounters and love...but they also highlight the magic of New York City !

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15 avril 2010 4 15 /04 /avril /2010 16:16

TEACHERS' LOUNGE

The International Association of Teachers

of English as a Foreign Language

aka     I.A.T.E.F.L.   <<<

aims at "linking, developing and supporting English Language Teaching Professionals worldwide." Last year, the IATEFL Conference and Exhibition has just taken place in Harrogate (April 7 to April 11, 2010).

The videos & conferences aren't online yet... but you can watch one of the videos from last year's Cardiff Conference :

The workshop deals with grammar, vocabulary and spelling exercises : it discusses what makes them more  -or less-  interesting, exploring some strategies that can add interest to the boring ones. The workshop aims at equipping participants with "some ‘practical principles’ for creating and maintaining interest in essentially form-focused procedures."

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11 avril 2010 7 11 /04 /avril /2010 22:10

Can you imagine reasons why learn English ?   

As for me, before I started learning English at school, I loved the songs I listened to and most of them had English lyrics...

... thus, I learned English because I did love the music of its words :-)

What about you ?

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11 avril 2010 7 11 /04 /avril /2010 22:02

Dance is a universal language

  This video clip shows dancing also means communicating...

... in a way everybody understands :o)

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