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17 mars 2010 3 17 /03 /mars /2010 00:10
Today is Saint Patrick's Day...

What do you know about this Irish tradition ? Click on "take quiz" and answer the 10 questions !

Special congratulations to Julia, who's trying to improve her results  ;o)
SAINT PATRICK'S DAY : test yourself ;o)

1) Saint Patrick is the most famous

     patron of...

The article "Saint Patrick's Day" on Wikipedia
will help you check it all ;)
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16 mars 2010 2 16 /03 /mars /2010 23:38
WGN Radio's Bill Moller presents
a CityCam report on the Chicago River :
watch it wearing special colours for
Saint Patrick's Day ;o)

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15 mars 2010 1 15 /03 /mars /2010 17:31
This sheet will help you prepare
Click on the film scene below to view a specific mind map :
useful words and phrases, and how to organise your review :
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e5/Tilt1.gif                                                (1)
And now, practise : watch "INVICTUS" trailer   HERE  <<<
and write the corresponding film review !
(1) : animated GIF by  Eamonltd - Public Domain
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14 mars 2010 7 14 /03 /mars /2010 20:12
Is Google as good as it keeps on claiming ?
Use the worksheet I've just put online
to help you decode pictures and sounds on the video !
[all you need is clicking on the PDF logo]

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13 mars 2010 6 13 /03 /mars /2010 23:08
Let's take stock of the Internet throughout the world :


taking stock of (faire un bilan de) /  the average number (le nombre moyen)
worldwide = all over the world / staggering = stupefying, astonishing
the launch date (la date de lancement)
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13 mars 2010 6 13 /03 /mars /2010 23:00
This pretty dynamic video depicts the various articles
of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights

"The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a non-binding declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, partly in response to the atrocities of World War II. [...] it is now considered to be a central component of international customary law [...] The UDHR urges member nations to promote a number of human, civil, economic and social rights [... as] part of the "foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world."
Wikipedia article                     non-binding = that doesn't
make it obligatory
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12 mars 2010 5 12 /03 /mars /2010 19:42
Be ready... the English you're about to listen
is quite different from mine :)

And yet, teenagers are speaking here : I've just stumbled upon this BBC video featuring pupils from a Londonderry College. Listen to Northern Irish pupils talking about the slang they're familiar with : click on the map...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d4/NImap-CIA.jpgMap from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (Public Domain)

Coping with both slang and Northern Irish accent... not easy, eh ? ;o)

(to) stumble upon = to discover something by chance, or to meet someone by chance
(to) cope with = to deal successfully with a difficult situation

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12 mars 2010 5 12 /03 /mars /2010 10:47
Here's a short podcast from "Wait wait... don't tell me !"

Click on the headphones and listen to this short report...
Not only must punctuation be properly written... but it must also be properly 'spoken' !


"Wait wait... don't tell me !" is daily on air, on  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/df/Npr_logo.svg/163px-Npr_logo.svg.pngClick on npr 's logo to read Wikipedia's article on this American media organisation.
Thanks so much to S. Leray, the colleague who had me discover npr podcasts ;o)
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11 mars 2010 4 11 /03 /mars /2010 19:15
"Reel 2009"

As for me, Seth BRAU is a great graphist, for his videos blend gorgeous pictures, rythm and poetry. He's from Brooklyn (New-York).
Watch the video and... enjoy ! :o)



blend = (here) join, mix together

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9 mars 2010 2 09 /03 /mars /2010 18:28
A 'collaboration-and-trust' model for schools, rather than a 'market-and- competitiveness' one !  : "Diane RAVITCH recants long-held beliefs in her latest book...

Once an avid supporter of improving schools through accountability and choice, Diane Ravitch now says those ideas have led education astray. [...]"

“What she says in her book is that schools work best on a collaboration-and-trust model, and not on a  market-and-competitiveness model.”

The article on Edweek's site :

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