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 ?!
What For ?
Variety's on this English menu : have fun practising ! ~~~ Progresse en anglais au fil des divers articles et supports :-)
This Muppets' Pledge of Alliance parodies the US :
Though the animation may look rather childish, it's full of history data. Try and answer these questions : 1) What are the three notions Sam the Eagle points out at the beginning of his speech ? 2) Which symbols of the American civilization & history can you see behind the Muppet band (name at least 2 of them) ?
That's Philip George Zimbardo's message. The American social psychologist has studied time perspective and how it affects our work, health and well-being. The 10-minute animation below is part of a talk he gave at the RSA (the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) :
It might give food for thought about education as well ;o)
The animated picture below is based on a clip that promotes going to a movie theaterrather than watching TV at home ! View the short commercial below :
clip from the Public Domain (the Internet Archive website)
Charmingly outfashioned... it must be the reason why it looks funny. Besides, given the temperatures out there at the moment, I do agree on their suggestion : why not go to the cinema ?? It's so much cooler than your home ;o)
amovie theater= American English for "cinema"
rather than (plutôt que -de-)
a commercial = an advertisement on TV
outdated= the opposite to 'fashionable', 'trendy', 'in'
Why not + V ? <=> making a suggestion
ex : "It's Sarah's birthday... why not invite her at the restaurant ?''
to read the article "Educators connect digital games to learning".... A few gripping ideas, indeed ! An excerpt (I underlined some of the text) :
"TIPS : 1. Play a little. To be effective at integrating digital games into learning, teachers should spend time playing games themselves. [...] 4. Rely on students. Many are familiar with digital games, and asking them to share their knowledge can be engaging and empowering. 5. Don't be afraid. For game-based instruction to be successful, teachers have to feel comfortable making mistakes. If teachers avoid new approaches, they will not embrace innovative teaching methods."