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28 mars 2010 7 28 /03 /mars /2010 21:44
Here's a video on film reviews writing academic rules :
it aims at completing your "Film reviewing emergency kit"  ;o)

The subtitled video might be of some help : you can find it on the internet (youtube channel)
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27 mars 2010 6 27 /03 /mars /2010 11:02
Switch lights off... tonight !
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c5/Lit_switch.jpg/150px-Lit_switch.jpgWhat do you know about 'Earth Hour' ?
Before taking the quiz, watch the Canadian video below once  -don't cheat ;-)  :
            And now...  YOUR  TURN !



'Earth Hour' 2010
1) Global warming develops...
  now and then
  much faster than predicted
  quite slowly, but regularly
  in people's mind : it's an illusion
                                     Take This Quiz
             And if you agree on this... don't forget to switch your   
                                      lights off, tonight ;o)                               


On the FUN/virtual 

lantern page of 


you can make 

your own lantern
to see better tonight                                                     
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26 mars 2010 5 26 /03 /mars /2010 21:41
Today, each of you presented a film (& his specific film genre) for about one minute.

Here are a few reminders to help you improve your speeches.


Remember to :
   - speak slowly : think of breathing  ;o)
   - mind your pronunciation, articulate words
   - speak up (loud)
   - avoid reading your notes

                 WHOM YOU SPEAK TO...
                 Remember to :
                    - anticipate : explain difficult words or points
think of rehearsing the key-steps (if any)
                    - possibly ask listeners if they need further
                      explanations / details

                                        WHAT YOU DEAL WITH...
                                        ask yourselves the following
                                        questions :
                   - Have you properly analysed your
                                              topic ?
                    - Can everybody understand what
                                              you said ?
                     - Is your 'message' clear ?

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24 mars 2010 3 24 /03 /mars /2010 20:46
"Alice in Wonderland"...
... is the latest film directed by Tim Burton :
today it's on in France too.
Johnny Depp  -one of the leads (1) in the film-  is one of Tim Burton's favourite actors.Needless to say, the film is based upon Lewis Carrol's novel :o)
(1) : click    >>>  HERE  <<<  to find the recap sheet of specific vocabulary on the cinema & films
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23 mars 2010 2 23 /03 /mars /2010 20:06

Teachers trade unions say "the tests are used to compile "meaningless" school league tables, which unfairly stigmatise schools with the most challenging pupils, and turn children's last year of primary school into a repetitive drill for the exams."
Click on  >>>  guardian.co.uk <<<

to read the full article (March 23, 2010) !
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20 mars 2010 6 20 /03 /mars /2010 22:46

Some of you have just passed the driving license test... Now that the strain of the exam is far behind you, watch this funny animation by and relax :

By the way... I do hope you'll be driving better than this ;o)

strain = stress
by the way (à propos / au fait)

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20 mars 2010 6 20 /03 /mars /2010 21:58
Here is an interview of George Clooney

click on "Rolling Stone" magazine  logo
[ The interview was made 5 years ago by Gavin Edwards ]
Actually, you don't have to read the complete interview ! I just intend to show you the introduction to the interview, and the kind of questions the actor might be asked. Thus you can only read the questions  - of course, if you are interested in reading the whole interview... well, you can do it !! :o)
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19 mars 2010 5 19 /03 /mars /2010 17:09
Here is a trailer of "Up in the air", the film whose leading actor you are about to interview ;o)

The film was released in 2009, and recently on in our city.
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19 mars 2010 5 19 /03 /mars /2010 16:43
How far would people go ?

On Wednesday night, a new "game" was on air on a French TV channel. Click on the TV set to watch the video extract, on the BBC :

"Christophe Nick, the producer, said he was amazed that so many contestants [in the Game] followed the sadistic orders. He said that only 16 out of the 80 contestants refused to administer the electric shocks."

This "game" was based upon Milgram's experiment.
Here is a short animation caricaturing it :

And now... would YOU be ready to do ANYTHING to be on TV ?  Would YOU blindly follow ANY order ??

contestant = someone who participates to a game/a race/a contest
sadistic (sadique)  /  upon = on  /  blind = that cannot see   -  blindly = adverb
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18 mars 2010 4 18 /03 /mars /2010 17:30
Today, learn some more about Ireland
First, click on the book below :
http://www.openclipart.org/image/250px/svg_to_png/jean_victor_balin_book.pngyou'll get a small interactive book about Saint Patrick : discover a few Irish places related to him. Once the book is open, click on the right-hand pages to read them all, and view the illustrations...

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