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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 ?!
What is a "hung Parliament" ?
It is the state of the British Parliament... right now ! Professor Robert Hazell, Director of the Constitution Unit in UCL's(1) School of Political Science, explains what a hung Parliament means for the UK.
"Black music" is a documentary film
shown on ARTE channel
The documentary was released in 2008, and it depicts the history and the evolution of black music in the U.S.A.
Clicking ^^^ on the note
will get you to open the 1st part of the film.
Though the film is commented in French, it also includes original speeches and quotes by famous black leaders, singers or groups... and a great deal of songs are performed.
'Behind' the piano... is the 2nd part of the documentary :
Be patient... it takes long to dowload the 2 parts of the film ;)
to depict = to portray = to describe, to show in details
a great deal of = lots of, a large quantity of (loads of)
Both films are used here for educational purposes and remain (c) ARTE
Nowadays everyone's delivering presentations (you know... what they call Powerpoints) and sometimes it gets awfully ineffective... Here's what presentations ought not to be :
And now you've done the quiz... let's have a closer look at question 4 (the price of Louisiana puchase) : in the video, we can hear one of the prices that is in the quiz answers...
But the other sources I've found tell the deal cost $ 15,000,000 ! See : The nation expands page, on "Interactives - United States history maps". Also re-read Simple Wikipedia Louisiana purchase article :
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).