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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 ?!
Click ^^^ on HOLLYWOOD (1)
to get the video on the BCnews site : listen to the interview of Hugh Hefner, who explains what Hollywood means to him, and why he decided to help rescue its famous symbol.
complete the transcript of the interview and answer the comprehension questions
(1) : Photo by Jon Sullivan, in the Public Domain
This video is quite funny : it shows Rowan Atkinson (the famous "Mr Bean") and Hugh Laurie ("Doctor House") playing Blackadder and William Shakespeare.
Click on the manuscript below
to read the transcript of the sketch.
I hope you'll have fun !
By the way, William Shakespeare was baptised
on April... 26 (in 1564).
video under the British Broadcasting Corporation -BBC- Embedded Application Standard Licence
Yesterday was Earth Day, and everybody knows the major area of our planet is covered with water... Well, though mountain landscapes happen to be dazzlingly beautiful, I still prefer landscapes with water :o) (1)
This just reminded me of an old song I'm really fond of. Its title is part of its chorus -welcome to the Home by the Sea !
Beware... not only is the song very long, but you'll discover a "home by the sea" that looks rather mysterious...
Read the song lyrics : all you need is
clicking the manuscript below :
(1) = Hey... what's the use of your "You've got lakes in the mountains, they're water too..." ?? :-D
landscape (paysage) / dazzling = extremely attractive
dazzlingly : adverb -intensely / a chorus = a definition >>> here
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)
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
Earth Day's coming soon... be ready !
For a start, you can click on the logo below...
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)
On March 20, the Eyjafjallajokull (pheeew ;o) volcano bursts for the first time in 190 years
2 days later, lava continues
to spew out
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
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
All pictures by the N.A.S.A. (Public Domain)