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   ... to the 'Anglosphere' :o)
18 juin 2010 5 18 /06 /juin /2010 18:29


Education Week : Digital Directions

http://www.pdclipart.org/albums/Computers/thumb_laptop_glossy.pngClick on the ^^^  laptop picture

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."


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14 juin 2010 1 14 /06 /juin /2010 18:54
World Cup fans: how to blow your own trumpet

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3504/3893281940_ecf879f89f.jpg                                                                               (1)

"Stadium horns  -or vuvuzelas-  require a pucker, lots of puff and some practice, advise experts" : read the article from the Guardian.

Just click on :



(1)  Photo by kjpm, licensed under CC BY-NC

a pucker  (faire la) grimace, la moue, plisserr les lèvres

require = (here) need

puff (souffle)

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11 juin 2010 5 11 /06 /juin /2010 21:55

Today, the FIFA World Cup started in Cape Town

That's why you'll find data and information about  -no, not football !-  South-Africa :o)

   To begin with, here's the South-African national anthem :   thumb a funny music note-copie-1





national anthem = a country's official song which is played and/or sung

on public occasions

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8 juin 2010 2 08 /06 /juin /2010 20:44

  It's Etienne's turn now...



Click  >>>    


        on the blurred   picture... 


and you'll find out !   



blurred (picture) = indistinct (picture)

(1)  by Photo by Pete Abshton, licensed under CC BY-NC


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8 juin 2010 2 08 /06 /juin /2010 14:22

A few students are telling you

about their favourite hobby...


First, Jeanne :                           


               <<<  click


            on the picture...

             and discover what she is


      keen on !



(1) : Watercolour by Edith Hultzsch - licensed under CC BY-ND-NC

watercolour (painting) = a painting made adding water to paint

be keen on = be fond of

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5 juin 2010 6 05 /06 /juin /2010 18:27


+ B2 & above

  "Internet cafes close ahead of exams in China"


BEIJING (AP)   --    Teenagers  tempted by  computer  games  when

they should be studying for the national college entrance  exam  this

month won't have  anywhere  to  escape  to in central China, where

Internet cafes have closed.

High  school  seniors  gearing  up  for the massive national college

entrance  exams  in Linchuan in China's central province of Jiangxi

have  been able to focus only  on studying now that all of the  town's

Internet cafes have closed, said an official with the Linchuan culture

affairs bureau, who  refused to give his  name  as  is  common with

Chinese officials.

"During  this  critical period,  our  goal  is  to create  an  educational

society for students that is free of distractions," the official said.

"Besides Internet cafes, there's not much else in town the kids can

waste time with."

Each  year, millions  of  students  take  the  two-day  test   on a wide

range of subjects, which is  the sole  determinant of their  entry into

university. Only about 25 percent  of them get into university and the

vast  majority  of  those  who don't  make the cut go straight into the

work force.

This year, about 9.5 million students are expected to take the exam

on June 7 and 8, a slight dip from 10.2 million last year, according

to  a  report   posted   on   the   website  of   the   Communist   Party

newspaper People's Daily.

The  immense  pressure  - which  families  share, often   waiting

anxiously  at  hotels  during  exams   - has   prompted   Ministry  of 

Education  officials   to  consider  reforming  the   generations-old


China announced plans earlier this year to allow students to take

subject-specific  tests  and  introduce other measures besides the

exam, such as considering leadership and volunteer experience,

to  ease  the  stress  the  students  undergo  as  they  compete for

coveted spots in colleges.

Cheating is also common during the tests.

More about 2,200 students were caught last year using wireless

mini earplugs and other electronic devices that feed in answers.


      Publication: Associated Press
Article: Internet cafes close ahead of exams in China
  © 2010 Associated Press
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2 juin 2010 3 02 /06 /juin /2010 21:50

Here's a grammar sheet I've just prepared to help my little frogs cope with choosing a quantifier, for it isn't easy... there are so many of them !!


Click on ^^^ the folder

to get the recap :the main quantifiers are categorized in a table which is meant to help you :o)

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1 juin 2010 2 01 /06 /juin /2010 21:23


This might look like a catastrophe film, but although it seems magnified, the process described in this video is more or less... true :

Animation & Design by Chris Weller - Directed by Max Joseph
Music: "Genesis" by Justice

(to)  magnify = to make exaggeratedly large, to increase in size, volume or significance

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29 mai 2010 6 29 /05 /mai /2010 10:42

Born in Kansas (1935), Dennis Hopper started acting in the 50's. He did admire James Dean and adopted the Actor's Studion methods, which made him considered a rebel to  Hollywood's system (Henry Hathaway  fired him off, and he got blacklisted for almost a decade. Most people will remember the iconic movie "Easy Rider" (1969)  -which he directed too. Dennis Hopper also was an art collector, and an artist himself -a painter and a photographer.

In the video below, he defines what success means to him :

You'll find further information in the article of

the  Internet Movie Database  <<<

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27 mai 2010 4 27 /05 /mai /2010 14:23

Tom Scott

just tests what other chefs have already achieved  : using a dishwasher... to cook !

Silly ? Amazing ? Definitely unusual. It might well prove to be another way of going green ;o)


Tom Scott  creates videos & web projects, and has had some

productions  shown on BBC One and Channel 4.

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