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MUSIC's also a way...

   ... to the 'Anglosphere' :o)
17 avril 2010 6 17 /04 /avril /2010 22:55

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




     "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". 


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  <<<


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



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


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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7 avril 2010 3 07 /04 /avril /2010 19:53

Do you know "America on the Move" ?

  It includes an online exhibit by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

>>>   America on the Move  shows the evolution of transportation  in the United States. You can also learn and test your knowledge with games : each game requires you to analyse information about the history of transportation.

Why not play  "Drive through time", for a start ?!

 Click on this old train...


... you'll have to stop a spinning clock to select a year in the past ; then, you can select a scenario and the appropriate mode of transportation for that scenario's era.


an exhibit (exposition) 

   spin = turn around and around, especially fast

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6 avril 2010 2 06 /04 /avril /2010 19:13

dedicated to MATHS students

Mathematics sometimes look gorgeous...

even to me :o)

That's why I exceptionnaly put this video clip on the blog though it is commented in French : if you find an English version of 'Dimensions', don't hesitate to contact me so that I can replace this one !
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5 avril 2010 1 05 /04 /avril /2010 22:24

First, click on the picture below

to open your worksheet : 



... then, watch the video clip step by step : you must follow the instructions on your worksheet !

You'll need to stop the video now and then, before continuing to answer the questions  !

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5 avril 2010 1 05 /04 /avril /2010 18:18

To make your English more authentic

you also need to use typical English phrases, sayings... idioms.


For instance, most of you know that when in France "Il pleut des cordes" -i.e. "It's raining ropes"- the British would rather say "It's raining cats and dogs" !



Since it's still Easter, eggs are still on the menu today : I've prepared a worksheet presenting a few phrases and idioms that include the word "egg" : practise with 2 brief activities !

Just click on the above ^^ picture to get the worksheet

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